Reception Class News

The Book of Hopes

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Mr Owen

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

BookofHopes.jpg

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share this remarkable collection collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures with you. It was contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

You can read it here.

Each text has been selected to give children hope, to entertain, to warm the heart and, though I’ve only read a few, they certainly fit that description. I’d definitely recommend giving them a go – they’re probably aimed more at KS2 children, but some would be great to read to younger children.

The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.

Take care,

Mr Owen

28 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 27 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello, everyone! I hope you are enjoying all the activities.

Please keep sending me photos of your learning.

[email protected]

Phonics

Listen to Oi Frog on BBC Bitesize

 

Can you spot the rhyming words?

Write the following digraphs:

sh ch th ee

Please read the digraphs to your child so that they don’t copy them. They can then write them in their home learning book.

For help with pronunciation –

Write a sentence about the picture; eg I can see fish and chips.

Remember to use a capital letter and a full stop.

Remember, it is okay for things to be spelt phonetically. It is important your child grows into an independent learner. Encouraging your child to write the words as they sound rather than always spelling correctly is important. It encourages the children to use their own skills – rather than copy from an adult.

Literacy

Book of the week-The tiger who came to tea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsXtqJp8Az8

Draw a story map to retell the events of the story.

Maths-subtraction

Play Bud’s number garden at BBC Bitesize

Solve the number problems

Use objects to help or draw the number story.

First, there were 6 ducks in the water. Then, 4 got out of the water. How many are left in the water?


Challenge: There are 6 ducks in the water. Some ducks got out of the water. Now there are only half left in the water. How many ducks got out of the water? How many are left?

I had 8 apples. I ate 3. How many do I have left?
Challenge: I had 8 apples. I ate some and have 5 left. How many did I eat?

There are 5 people in the house. How many shoes will be by the door? Try to count in 2’s to find the answer when counting the pairs of shoes.

Maths vocabulary in Reception

I’ve had some questions about the vocabulary we use in Reception-it is confusing!

The first words children use in maths are more, less, the same, many, lots, fewer, greater than, more than, less than to compare numbers and sets of objects.

During addition and subtraction activities we use:

add, plus, total, how many altogether, one more, equal, the same as

takeaway, subtract,total, how many are left, fewer than

We always use objects-cubes, counters, small toys or anything else the children can move around! We encourage children to draw pictures to help them develop their understanding.

At this stage the children don’t need to write a number sentence.

The important thing is the children’s understanding of number.

 

 

27 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend.

Here are today’s home learning tasks.

Phonics

Can you say the phonemes with me?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1acaibg8TyEpayiRb8WfT1KuDj3tAuJnD

Words to read:

 

Phonics activity

Read the sentence below:

From today there are Letters and Sounds lessons every morning at 10am.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/channels?view_as=public

Literacy

Book of the week: The tiger who came to tea
Listen to the story of the week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsXtqJp8Az8

Draw who is in the story (characters), what happens in the story (events) and where the story is (setting)

Maths-addition

Count on and back in 1s

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znfk8xs

Solve the number problems below:

Use objects (counters, small toys, buttons etc) to represent the objects.

You can use a 10 frame and counters.

  • Georgina has 6 grapes. Ben has 4 grapes. How many
    grapes do they have altogether
  • Jake has 3 blueberries. Sue has 7 blueberries. How many
    grapes do they have altogether?
  • Kevin has 5 raisins. Joe has the same amount. How many do they have altogether?
  • Jennifer has 8 strawberries. George has 2 strawberries. How many do they have altogether?

Challenge: Practise your number bonds to 10.

Extra activity- Art

Create a self portrait

You will need:

Explore what you like in the mirror. Discuss the different features you see. Draw your face large enough to fill the page and add position features such as your eyes, nose and mouth.

Sit opposite your adult and draw each other at the same time-this can be quite funny!

 

 

Today at Moortown Primary

Posted on Friday 24 April 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all well. We just wanted to share some of what we’ve been doing this week, here at MPS.

As well as doing our home learning, we’ve being gradually building up and adventure/assault course in the playground over the week. Each day it got a bit bigger and a bit fancier. Today, it became HUGE – it went all the way around the middle building!

The tunnel proved the trickiest, with quite a few of us getting stuck and looking like the Hungry Catapillar!

We also drew beautiful pictures in chalk.

And did a spot of gardening…

Stay safe everyone. We’re missing you all!

Mr Owen

Home learning highlights

Posted on Friday 24 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Thank you for sending me photos of  your all your amazing learning at home. Thanks again for the amazing photo message you sent-we all loved it!

           

 

24 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello Reception!

Thank you for sending photos of your home learning.

Keep sending your learning, drawings, paintings and let me know what you are up to.

Here are Friday’s home learning tasks.

Phonics

Practise your letter formation in your home learning book.

Quickwrite

Write the following digraphs.

qu th sh ch

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

Phonics activity:

Can you write a word using each of the digraphs?

Challenge:

Can you write a sentence using each word?

Literacy

Join me to sing some nursery rhymes!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pwXSt0we12inq6u4ym_4lAu3N4oBnTnS

There are 100+ nursery rhymes at BBCbitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-a-to-z-index/z4ddgwx

Which is your favourite?

Maths

Fill 3-5 cups with water.

Put a different amount in each.

Order the cups from the fullest – emptiest.

Encourage your child to use words to describe why they have ordered  the cups in the way they have. For example, least, most, full, empty, half, quarter.

Can you help the wizard?

Which potion is half full?

Which potion has the least?

Why not make your own potions?

Extra activity

Have a great weekend!

 

23 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely message! I miss you all so much, but your happy, smiling faces made me smile too!

Here are Thursday’s home learning tasks.

Phonics

Words to read:

Words to write:

king, path, keep, meet

Phonics activity

Practise phase 3 sounds ng, ee, th at BBC bitesize.

Go to the website and scroll down the primary page to find Phase 3 phonics videos and interactive games. They are great!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Literacy

Book of the week: The smartest giant in town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfiPrA8E3qE

Draw a character from the story and write a speech bubble.

For example, you might draw the goat in the boat and write “You are such a good giant!”.

Maths-subtraction

Count to twenty and back again.

Remember to include 0!

Solve the number problems

Extra activity

Play Kim’s Game

 

 

22 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning!

Here are today’s home learning activities.

Phonics

Sing the tricky word songs.
Phase 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0&t=3s
Phase 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY&t=1s

Words to write:

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

the no he she

Challenge: Can you write these tricky words too?

my was they are

Phonics activity

Play the Phase 3 tricky word flashcard game.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/TrickyWordTrucks.html

Literacy

Book of the week: The smartest giant in town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfiPrA8E3qE

Use your story map to retell the story to somebody at home.

Can you remember the actions we use?

Maths-addition

Count to 20 using the song.
Oh no! The song seems to have forgotten the number 0! We talk lots about the number 0 being nothing but still being a number. Try to add the number 0 when singing the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Ajq682yrA

Solve the number problems.

Count in 1s on BBCbitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znfk8xs

Don’t forget to look on BBC bitesize for lots of games and ideas. Although it starts at Year 1, there are some lessons suitable for Reception.

Extra Activity

Yesterday we looked for signs of spring.

I woke up this morning to some very noisy birds!

If you can, sit really quietly somewhere either in or outside.

What can you hear?

Can you hear any bird song?

Can you identify the birds?

 

 

21 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning! I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather.

Here are today’s home learning activities.

In addition to these activities, there are lots of good lessons and ideas on BBC Bitesize.

The lessons begin from Year 1 but some of the games and ideas look to be suitable for younger children. They are even showing  Numberblocks!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Phonics

Practise your letter formation in your home learning book.

Remember all the letters start on the line with a lead-in!

Words to write:

chip food queen ship

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

Phonics activity:

Can you write a sentence including one of the above words?

Remember that at this stage we are looking for children’s phonetic attempts at words. It is important your child grows into an independent learner. Encouraging your child to write the words as they sound rather than always spelling correctly is important. It encourages the children to use their own skills – rather than copy from an adult.

Literacy

Book of the week: The smartest giant in town

Listen to the story of the week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfiPrA8E3qE

Draw a story map of the story.

Here is an example of a story map.

Don’t forget to send me photos of your story maps.

[email protected]

Maths 1 less

Count backwards from 20 using the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShqXL-zfLxY

Oh no! The song seems to have forgotten the number 0! We talk lots about the number 0 being nothing but still being a number. Try to sing the number 0 when singing the song.

Solve the number problems.

  • I have 5 fish fingers and I eat one. How many do I have left?
  • There are 10 children in the park. One child goes home. How many children are left in the park?
  • There are 14 chickens in the pen. 1 chicken escapes! How many chickens are left?
  •  I have 19 Easter eggs. I decide to give one to a friend. How many Easter eggs do I have left?

Draw the number stories. Can you make your own story?

Extra activity

I am really enjoying going outside and walking.

Have you noticed how the trees and plants are changing?

Can you draw or paint a picture to show that spring is here?

Have a lovely day!

 

 

 

 

20 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 20 April 2020 by Mrs Burke

Good morning, everyone! I hope you have had a lovely Easter.

Welcome back to your learning at home tasks.

Remember to let me know what you’ve been up to and keep sending photos of your learning.

[email protected]

Phonics

Use phonicsplay to say all the ‘phase 3’ phonemes before the 2 minute timer ends!

If you haven’t registered yet it is free to join and has lots of online phonics games.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/FlashcardsTC.html

You can use the flashcards in your book bag if you don’t have access to the internet.

words to read:

Phonics activity:

Play ‘phase 3’ buried treasure
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/BuriedTreasure2.html

Literacy

Book of the week: The smartest giant in town 

Listen to the story of the week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfiPrA8E3qE

Draw the characters from the story.

Talk with your adult about where the story is set and what happened.

Maths- 1 more

Count to 20 using the song (click on the link below) or chant the numbers forwards and backwards.

Oh no! The song seems to have forgotten the number 0! We talk lots about the number 0 being nothing but still being a number. Sing the song again including the number 0.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Ajq682yrA

Solve the number problems:

  • First, there were 5 rabbits hopping in the garden.   

Then, 1 more rabbit hops into the garden. How many rabbits are there now?

  • First,  I had 6 sweets.   

Then, my friend gives me 1 more.

How many do I have now?

  • First, there were 12 children on the bouncy castle. 

Then 1 more child jumped on.

How many children are on the bouncy castle now?

Can you draw the maths stories?

Challenge

Can you make up a maths story using 1 more?

If needed you can use objects to help you count.

Have a good day!