# Reception Class News

## Home learning

Posted on Sunday 10 May 2020 by Mrs Burke

Lots of great learning last week.

I love seeing all the learning that is going on and I’m really impressed with how creative Reception parents are!

Well done!

## 08 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 07 May 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Today is a Bank Holiday to celebrate VE Day.

The activities today are a little bit different.

Have fun!

For information and ideas of how you can celebrate at home click here.

More ideas here

Storytime

Listen to one of our favourite  stories here

Have a great day and a lovely weekend!

Don’t forget to send me photos!

## 07 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 06 May 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning, Reception!

How are you all getting on with your learning? Please let me know.

[email protected]

Phonics

Today we will revisit the trigraph ure

Can you remember what a trigraph is?

Watch this BBC Bitesize clip

Can you point to the trigraph?

Handwriting

Let’s practise our curly caterpillar letters.

Literacy

Story of the week: What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson

Retell the story using a story map.

Maths

Counting practise

• Take a cup and ten identical coins
• Ask your child to sit facing away from you and the cup
• One at a time, drop coins into the cup
• Your child must listen and count
• When you stop, they tell you how many coins are in the cup
• Repeat several times. Can they be correct three times in a row?

Challenge

• Drop coins into the cup with your child’s eyes shut
• Take one out
• How many are left?

Shape

Cut out simple 2D shapes from paper. Make different sizes and colours.
Can you describe the properties of the shapes? Talk about the number of sides and size.

Have a fun day!

## 06 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 05 May 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello! Are you enjoying your learning this week?

The story of the week is one of my favourites.

Here are today’s activities:

Phonics

Let’s revisit the trigraph air.

Words to write:

air fair pair hair

She has fair hair.

Remember to use your phoneme fingers to segment each word. There is one ‘tricky’word-can you spot it?

Literacy
Story of the week: What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story again. Join in with the animal noises.

In the story the baddies make a map of the farmyard so they can work out how to steal the cow.
Make your own map and label all the places and animals on your map.

Use your map to describe where things are and give directions to your adult to get to the cow; eg turn, next to, under, over etc.

Maths-teen numbers

Play this game.

• Write the numbers 1-10 on large scraps of paper. Place them around the floor.
• Your child chooses a number to stand on.
• They must do actions to match that number.
• E.g. If they stood on 6, they might do eight bunny hops.
• Now they choose a different number to stand on.
• Then you have a turn

Number 12

Let’s learn all about the number 12.

Challenges

Find 12 toys and put them in 2 groups. Can you draw the two groups and record what you find?

## 05 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 04 May 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello!

Keep sending the photos of your home learning and other activities. I love seeing them.

[email protected]

Here are today’s activities:

Phonics

Join me for another quick phonics lesson.

Words to write:

near tear fear beard

Did you remember the trigraph ‘ear’?

Phonics activity

I can hear an owl hoot at night.

Literacy

Story of the week: What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story again.
Can you join in with me to make the animal noises?
Purr
Miaow
Woof

Cluck
Moo

Can you draw the animals with speech bubbles? What sound do they make?
Write the sound in the speech bubble.

Challenge: Try writing a sentence eg   The sheep said baa.

Maths

Count to 10 and back. Don’t forget the zero!

Practise your number bonds to 10 here.

Number bonds are a pair of numbers that add up to make another specific number. They are sometimes called number pairs .

They can show you how numbers join together and how they break down into different parts.

Teen numbers

We are going to start learning our teen numbers. Teen numbers are a ten and some ones.

Today we are going to learn about the number 11.

Eleven is 10 and 1

Watch Numberblocks to learn about the number 11.

Activities

• Find 11 small toys or other objects

• With a member of your family, show 11 on your fingers

• Can you see the number 11?

## 04 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 03 May 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hi everyone. I hope you had a great weekend.

Here are today’s home learning tasks.

Phonics

Don’t forget the daily Letters and Sounds lessons

Words to write

bank spot step from

Remember to use your phoneme fingers!

There are 4 phonemes in these words. Write each one.

Phonics activity

Literacy
Story of the week: What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson
Listen to the story. Can you spot the rhyming words?

Draw and label the animals from the story.

Maths
Draw or paint some ladybirds. Give each ladybird 10 or 5 spots.
How many spots on one side, how many on the other?

Challenge:
Each ladybird must have the same amount of spots on each side. How many different doubles have you got?

Can you record your number sentences?

## This week’s home learning

Posted on Friday 01 May 2020 by Mrs Burke

Thanks for sending the photos of home learning. It was lovely to speak to so many of the children this week. Everybody sounded happy and healthy!

## 01 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 30 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning, Reception!

Phonics

Quickwrite! Write the following digraphs.

Please read the digraphs to your child. They can then write them in their home learning book.

qu ch sh th

Phonics activity

Write a sentence for the picture.

Literacy

Story time!

Listen to the story.

Can you make a picture of Elmer?  You could draw, paint or make a collage.

Maths-sharing

Solve the number problems.

Extra activity

Helping at home

Pair socks and sort clean laundry

Have a great weekend!

## 30 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 29 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello everyone!

Keep sending photos of your amazing learning. I love seeing all that you have been doing.

[email protected]

Phonics

Let’s practise our sounds.

 back queen zip feet

Phonics activity

Yes/No questions.

Don’t forget there are daily phonics lessons here.

Literacy

Book of the week: The tiger who came to tea

Can you change the story?

Draw a picture of an animal that you would like to have tea with.

Retell your story using narrative language e.g. One day, then, after that, suddenly, finally

Send me photos of your stories.

Maths-halving

Listen to a halving story.

Solve the number problems

If needed, your child could use objects at home to help when counting.

Extra activity

Watch this and learn to draw your numbers.
Use lots of different colours!

## 29 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello, Reception!

All your teachers are missing you!

Here are today’s activities for you.

Phonics

Practise your  tricky words at BBC Bitesize.

Write tricky words.

Phonics activity

Can you spot any of these words?

Literacy

Book of the week: The tiger who came to tea

Use your story map to retell the story to somebody at home.
Talk about the story. Do you like it? What is your favourite part?

Would you like a tiger to come to tea?

What would you give it to eat?

Maths-doubling

Practise counting

Extra activity

Build a house for an animal