Reception Class News

18 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 17 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a great week so far.

Here are your learning activities for today.

Phonics

Practise tricky words at BBCBitesize

Practise writing  tricky words using a sheet like this.

Don’t forget there are daily phonics lessons here.

Literacy
Book of the week: The monkey puzzle 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 or draw a story map of events.

Maths-number

We are learning about the number 16. Sixteen is a square number. Can you remember the other square numbers we have learnt?

Watch Numberblocks.

Can you draw 16 in different ways?

Things you could draw to show 16:

– 16 monkeys jumping on a trampoline
– 16 stars in the sky
– 16 rainbows
-16 hearts

Challenge:  Is 16 an even number? How do you know?

Extra activity

Reading

Posted on Wednesday 17 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

We know that reading daily is an important part in supporting your child’s reading development.

Some parents have been using oxford owls free ebooks to get their child to read daily – fantastic! Typically, a child in reception would be reading ‘Oxford Level 2/3‘, ‘Letters and sounds – phase 3/4’ and ‘Book band Red/Yellow/Blue’.

It might be that you are starting to get through most of the ebooks available that are appropriate for your child’s reading level. If so, here are some more free downloadable books that your child could enjoy.

 

17 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 16 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying this week’s learning.

Phonics 

Practise recognising and saying all the sounds.
Phase 2
Phase 3

Words to read:

Use your ‘phoneme fingers’ to help blend the words. How many sounds are in these words?

Words to Write:

Phonics Activity:
Phonics play – dragons den – phase 4

Literacy
Book of the week: The monkey puzzle by Julia Donaldson

Listen to the story of the week.
What is the setting? Where is the story set?
Draw the setting of the story. This will be the background for your puppet show.

You could paint, draw or collage a jungle scene.

Maths-number

Count from 0-15.

What number is next?

Let’s learn about the number 16. Sixteen is one ten and six ones.
Watch  Numberblock 16. 

Can you do 16 hops, claps, jumps? Remember to count each movement and stop at number 16.
Write the numbers 0-16 on the floor using chalk, paint or write on paper (make sure they are big enough to stand on).

Can you find the answers to these problems?

Find and stand on the number that is 1 more than 14
Find and stand on the number that is double 7
Find and stand on an odd number
Find and stand on a number that is fewer than 8
Find and stand on a number that is more than 10
Find and stand on an even number
Find and stand on the number that is half of 12

Challenge: Parents/carers give your child some more problems to solve. Can your child think of their own number problem?

Extra activity

Watch ‘Do baby animals look like their parents?’

 

16 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 15 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Here are the home learning activities for today.

Did you collect the sticks you will need for today?

Phonics

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

Let’s recap the digraph oo, oo

Phonics activity

Just add oo to make the words.

Watch BBCBitesize oo

Literacy

Story of the week: The Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story.

Can you name all the characters in the story?

They are: Mum Monkey, Dad Monkey, Baby Monkey, Butterfly, Elephant, Snake, Parrot, Frog and Bat.

Make puppets for some OR all of the characters. Here are examples of some puppets you could make.

 

These puppets will be used for your puppet show on Friday.
You will need paper OR card, colouring pencils and sticks OR spoons.
You can use a stick to hold up your puppet. Draw your butterfly on card.

If you can’t find any sticks you could use a spoon instead – just like this. Draw the monkey on paper.

Maths-shape

Try counting in 2s.

Make a square spy glass to find the squares.

Extra activity

Draw a self-portrait and think about what makes you unique.

Send me your self-portraits.

15 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. I’m hoping the sun will shine this week!

Keep sending photos of all your learning to [email protected]

Here are today’s home learning activities.

Phonics

Phonics
Practise recognising and saying all the sounds.
Phase 2
Phase 3

Words to read:

Phonics activity:
Play buried treasure.
You can log-in  at Phonicsplay

Username: march20

Password:home

Literacy

Story of the week: The Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson

This week we are going to be looking at the characters, setting and events in the story. This will then help us to retell the story using homemade props.
What do we mean when we say character? Setting? Events?
Talk to your adult about these:
Character = Who is in the story. The people/animals in the story
Setting = Where the story is set
Events = What happens in the story

Retell the story.

To join in with this week’s creative activities, you will need the following items. Hopefully, these are items you will find in your home.
• Paper OR card and colouring pencils
• Sticks from outside OR a collection of spoons (they can be re-used afterwards)
• Sticky tape

Perhaps if you are going outside for a walk today, you could collect some sticks.

Maths-teen numbers

Watch the video and count backwards from 20 to 0.

We have learnt these teen numbers.

Describe them to your adult. “Twelve is one ten and two more.”

Extra activity

Listen to a story.

 

This week’s learning

Posted on Friday 12 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

It was lovely to talk to lots of you this week.

Keep sending photos of your learning-I love to see what you’ve all been up to.

12 June 2020:Home learning

Posted on Thursday 11 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello everyone. It’s Friday again!

I hope you have all enjoyed this week’s activities.

Phonics

Phonics activity:
How many objects can you spot? Write the words to match.

Literacy-storytime

Listen to the story
Spiderella by Julia Donaldson.

Watch a clip about minibeasts

Maths-measuring

How wide is your bed? How long is your bed?

This week we are looking at non-standard measuring. The key words we will be using are long, wide, more, less, the same.

For this activity we will not be using tape measures or rulers. Choose an object to measure with-this can be anything! You can use your feet, hands, tins of beans, spoons, pieces of paper…

Measure your bed. “How many…long is your bed?”

“How many…wide is your bed?”

Try again with different objects.

Draw around your foot and cut it out. Measure these objects with your foot.

Art

 

Have a lovely weekend!

11 June 2020:Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Here are today’s activities.

Phonics

Practise phoneme igh at BBCBitesize

Words to read:

Handwriting

Let’s practise the letters e, f and s

Literacy
Can you write a sentence about the photo?

Maths

Today we are going to have a go at estimating. Estimating is when we roughly count the number of objects we can see.

Put some objects out in front of your child (you may
want to use a towel to cover them up until you are ready to reveal the objects). Give your child a few seconds to look at the objects and ask them to estimate how many they can see.
Take turns and continue to do this a few times changing the amount of objects each time. Ask questions e.g. is it more or less than last time? How do you know?

10 frames

Say how many spiders are on the 10 frames. Don’t count-use your subitising skills!

10 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 09 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hi everyone!

I hope you are having a good week. Keep sending me photos of your learning.

Here are today’s learning activities.

Phonics

Practise phoneme oa at BBC Bitesize

Practise writing the tricky words we have learnt.

Try using this look, say , cover and write sheet.

 

Phonics activity

Play ‘Musical Blending’
Write these words on separate scrap pieces of paper.
feet queen spin chip string pink rain train
Spread them out on the floor. Play some groovy tunes and dance away. When the music stops jump on a word and blend it. Keep going until you have read all of the words.

Literacy

Watch Incy Wincy spider. Can you hear the rhyming words? See if you can spot the digraph ai. Write the words with the digraph ai

Maths

Count to twenty and back again.

Draw your Incy Wincy maths stories.

Extra activity

Watch Charlie and Lola

 

09 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 08 June 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Phonics

Sing an alphabet song

Let’s recap the phoneme oa

Words to write:

boat, goat, croak, night, bright

Phonics activity:

Write the oa and igh words.

Literacy
Story of the week: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Listen to the story.
Can you remember what animals were first, and then next?

Encourage your child to retell the story using appropriate language e.g First, the horse asked the spider…

Maths

Count to 20 and back again. Don’t forget 0!

 

Draw your spider stories.

Extra activity