Reception Class News

Week 12: 30 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 29 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Don’t forget to send me photos of your home learning.

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Here are today’s home learning activities.

Phonics

Practise phase 3 phonemes with Jolly Phonics.

Your child will need a pencil and paper or whiteboard and pen for this lesson.

Let’s recap the phoneme oi

Words to read:

Write a sentence to go with the photo.

eg The boy has lots of coins.

Phonics activity

Just add ‘or’.

Write the words with the ‘or’ phoneme.

  • Let’s talk!
    This week we will be focussing on developing your child’s communication and language skills through fun, family activities. Your child’s communication and language development is so important. It encompasses speech development, listening skills and understanding. The games this week will focus on these skills to support your child in becoming a good communicator.
    Pirate treasure!
    What you will need:
  • An object to represent ‘treasure’. This could be a coin or a favourite teddy bear.
  • 2 players/pirates

How to play:
The aim of the game is for one pirate to hide the treasure and describe where it is hidden. The other pirate needs to listen to the description and find that treasure!
Take it in turns to either hide the treasure or find the treasure. Remember only use words – no pointing or actions allowed!
Encourage good language skills such as;
• Pre-positional language e.g. underneath, on top, in front of, behind
• Descriptive language (what size is it? Colour?)
• Adventurous words
For example: “The treasure is in the LARGEST room in the house. It is hiding UNDERNEATH something red, SPARKLY and TINY.”
Why this game?
Just like yesterday’s game this activity supports your child’s vocabulary, listening and understanding skills. When describing where the treasure is hidden your child is challenged to use adventurous vocabulary and tune into the listeners needs. When finding out where the treasure is hidden your child is challenged to listen to the speaker and understand what they are saying.

Literacy
Story of the week: The snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story

How did the snail feel?
Talk about how the whale felt.

Maths

Watch numberblocks five and friends.

Draw or print out a spiral pattern. Use your ‘funky fingers’ and paint dots around your spiral.

 

Snail maths! Solve these number problems and draw the story.

     

 

Extra activity
Learn about snails

Week 12: 29 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 28 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning. I hope you had a great weekend.

Here is today’s home learning.

Phonics

Practise your handwriting by writing the curly caterpillar letters.

  • Let’s talk!
    This week we will be focussing on developing your child’s communication and language skills through fun, family activities. Your child’s communication and language development is so important. It encompasses speech development, listening skills and understanding. The games this week will focus on these skills to support your child in becoming a good communicator.
    Describe that thing!
    What you will need:
  • A collection of objects from around the house e.g. a teddy, banana, spoon, book.
  • A bag/box to hide the objects inside
  • Building bricks i.e. lego or duplo – these will be used as points in the game.
    2 players – 1 ‘describer’ and 1 ‘listener’
    How to play:
    The aim of the game is for the ‘describer’ to describe the object hidden in the bag and the ‘listener’ to guess what it is. Every time the ‘listener’ guesses correctly they get a brick for their tower. The ‘describer’ can collect bricks for their tower if they use any adventurous words.
    Take it in turns to be either the ‘listener’ or the ‘describer’. The person with the tallest brick tower at the end is the winner!

Why this game?
This game is a great way to support your child’s communication skills. When being the ‘describer’ they are encouraged to really tune into their listeners needs – as well as use adventurous words to describe something! When being the ‘listener’ it is a great chance for your child to practice being a good listener. When your child responds with relevant comments or questions it shows that they understand what the ‘describer’ is saying.

Literacy
Story of the week –The snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story.
Snail went on an exciting adventure.
Describe, draw and label the places that he saw.

Maths-pattern
Numberblocks songs

                             

Make a spiral dangler.

Extra activity

Make your own edible snail shells.

Spread a wrap with chocolate spread, roll up tightly and cut into slices.

This week’s learning

Posted on Friday 26 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Another great week of learning! Lots of fantastic Superworm designs.

We made a wormery at school after  finding a worm in our outside area.

Here are some highlights.

26 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning. I hope you’ve had a great week.

Have you enjoyed the learning this week? Please send photos.

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Here are today’s activities.

Phonics
Tricky word songs Sing the tricky word songs.
Phase 3:
Phase 4:

Read the sentences. Can you spot the phonemes ar and ow?

Write a sentence

Bow down to the king and queen.

Literacy

Book of the week: Superworm by Julia Donaldson

Draw your own Super animal! What superpowers does your worm have?

Send me photos of your super animal-I can’t wait to see them!

Maths-counting

Count to 20

Super Shop
Create your own yucky supermarket by labelling tins of minibeasts!

Collect tins and packets for this activity!
Make labels for each tin and packet. Think about the size of the tin. How many of each minibeast will fit in?

Set up your shop and go shopping. Combine your tins of yuck!

How many minibeasts would you have if you bought 3 slugs and ten spiders?

Try different combinations.

Make price tags for your tins and packets.

Send me photos of your ‘yucky’ shop.

Extra activity

Make a collection of worms and see if you can cut them into different lengths. Talk about the lengths and measure with a ruler or tape measure.

Of course we’re not going to use real worms! You could use cooked spaghetti, string, playdough or wool.

Can you order them by length?

What is your longest worm as long as?

What is your shortest worm as short as?

Here is a silly rhyme that I used to sing when I was at school!

 

 

25 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Here are your home learning activities for today.

Phonics

Practise reading and writing tricky words.

Can you write a sentence about this picture?

Remember to use a full stop and a capital letter.

Literacy
Book of the week: Superworm by Julia Donaldson

Listen to the story of the week.
What happens in the story? What are the events?
Retell the story to a grown up and draw a story map of events.

Maths-time


Get fit and sing a teen number workout song.

 

Extra activity

Sing the song  ‘There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden’ with Mr Tumble.

 

24 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having  great week so far.

Please send me photos of your learning.

[email protected]

Phonics

Practise phoneme ow/ar at BBCBitesize

Phonics activity

Just add ‘ar’

 

Read a book at Oxford Owls

 

Literacy

Book of the week Superworm by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story.

Superworm is a rhyming story. Can you write down the words that rhyme?

Superheroes have a superhero costume. Can you design a costume for Superworm?

Maths

Count to 20

Let’s make worm number lines.
Superworm is super-long!

These worms look like our number lines at school. Draw your own worm number lines. Start at different numbers or write your numbers backwards!

Extra activity

Make a playdough worm or make a worm with pasta!

How long is your worm?

You can find details  of these activities here.

23 June 2020:Home learning

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Did you get a chance to make a wormery yet? If you do, please send me photos.

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Here are today’s activities.

Phonics

Practise the phoneme oo/oo with Geraldine the Giraffe.

Your child will need a pencil and paper or whiteboard and pen for this lesson.

Let’s recap the phonemes ow, ar

Phonics activity
Read the words. Some are real words, some are nonsense words. We call these ‘alien’ words. How many ‘alien’ words are there?

Literacy
Story of the week: Superworm by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story.
Wizard Lizard magically makes Superworm go missing!
Can you design a poster to help find Superworm?
Remember to include lots of detail:

• A picture of Superworm
• A description of Superworm. What does he look like?

Maths
Count to 20 in 2s.
Watch numberblocks counting in 2s.

You will need objects to use for counting, two ten frames (print or you can make/draw one).

Use the 10 frames to solve these number problems:

Jenson has found 10 insects, 2 of them wriggle away. How many insects are left?

Joshua has found 12 frogs. 1 frog jumps back into the pond. How many frogs are left?

Niamh saw 8 birds in the sky. Lorien saw 6 more birds. How many birds did they see altogether?

Challenge: Ava has 14 worms. She wants to give half of them to Georgia. How many would they each have?

 

Extra activity

Learn about worms and wormeries here.

22 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 21 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hi everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Here are today’s home learning activities.

Phonics

Sing a tricky word song.

Write some tricky words on scrap pieces of paper to help prepare for the game below!
Parents/Carers: you could read the words below and ask your child to write them without looking. 

Activity: Play tricky word boo!
How to prepare:

Fold the tricky words up and put them into a cup.
Write the word ‘boo’ on some scrap pieces of paper.
Fold them up and put them into a cup.
How to play:
1.Collect a word out of the cup and read it. Remember to keep the words you read.
2.Take it in turns to take a word out of the cup to read.
3.If you get ‘boo’ put all your words back.
4.The person with the most words wins!

Literacy

Look at the photo of a worm.

Can you describe it?
You could use words like: slimy, wiggly etc

Story of the week-Superworm by Julia Donaldson

Listen to the story and join in with the Superworm chant.

Think of some new words to describe Superworm.
Draw Superworm and label your drawing with some of the words.

Maths-symmetry

Sing some Numberblocks songs.

Extra activity
Why not make your own wormery?

 

This week’s learning

Posted on Friday 19 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Lots of great learning this week!  I loved the Zoom phonics game and all your self-portraits.

Keep sending me photos.

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19 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Are you ready to perform your puppet show today?

Phonics

Phonics
Sing the tricky word songs.
Phase 3
Phase 4

Practise the phoneme oo.

Phonics Activity:
Can you spot the phoneme oo in the story?

Now, read the story.

Literacy
Book of the week: The monkey puzzle

It’s puppet show time! Use the puppets, setting and story maps you have made to retell the story ‘The monkey puzzle’.

You could record your puppet show and email it to us-we would love to see it!

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Maths-number bonds

Draw 10 cheeky monkeys. Can you place them in the trees? How many monkeys are in each tree?

 

 

Enjoy this song!

Have a great weekend!