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Reception Home Learning

Wk beginning 6.7.2020

Phonics

Recap all high frequency words.

Practise reading and writing words containing phase 2 and phase 3 sounds and have a go at writing sentences that have a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

 

Monday

carpet

coach

tool

sheep

curl

wood

join

thorn

down

park

 

Can a vet fix a jet?

 

Tuesday

bunch

ship

cow

fear

foil

surf

thin

rooftop

milk

frock

 

A crab crept into a crack in the rock.

 

Wednesday

dock

boatman

owl

thud

quack

cool

fish

wait

beard

frog

 

I can hear twigs snapping in the wind.

 

Thursday

chair

wicked

maths

shampoo

pinch

tear

shock

night

yuck

king

 

A drip from the tap drops in the sink.


Friday

longer

sloth

hang

pair

feet

sock

shed

jar

chess

long

 

Has a fox got six legs?

Maths - Number

At the end of Reception children are expected to count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say one more and one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They need to be able to write numbers and form them correctly.

 

This week maybe you could practise these skills. I have attached work sheets that cover, number recognition, sequencing, counting, one more and one less, addition and subtraction and number formation.

 

Literacy - Writing a blurb

Firstly what is the blurb of a story and where can we find it on a book?

 

The blurb of a story tells us a little bit about the story and is found on the back cover of a book.

 

Read this half terms power of reading book Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson (or watch the YouTube video posted in a previous week).

 

Can you write your own blurb for Sharing a Shell? A few sentence that gives a little information about the story. 

 

Understanding the World - Float or Sink? 

Discuss and explore the words float and sink. What do they mean?

 

Use your imagination and house hold to make a junk model boat. When you have made your boat predict (estimate) weather you think your boat will float (sit on top of the water) or sink ( go to the bottom of the container), Make you could test out your boat in the bath to see what happens.

Outdoor Activity - Make a nature wand

Go outdoors and find a stick that would make a good wand. Find nature resources that you would like to add to your wand such as leaves or flowers etc

 

Use making tape (or sellotape) and wrap it round the stick with the sticky side facing out. Wrap leaves and your nature finds around the stick to create your nature wand. Then its time to make some magic with your wand.

Wk beginning 29.06.2020

Phonics

Recap all high frequency words.

Practise reading and writing words containing phase 2 and phase 3 sounds and have a go at writing sentences that have a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

 

Words you could look at;

 

Monday

quick

shelf

chain

teeth

helicopter

sing

sail

sleeping

dress

soil

 

It is lots of fun to camp in a tent.

 

Tuesday

tight

throat

roof

hook

thundering

bark

handstand

burger

boil

gear

 

The wooden chest has some coins in it.

 

Wednesday

crown

shopping

airport

shell

manure

jazz

rocker

kiss

year

march

 

The golf bag is near the bend in the path.

 

Thursday

star

wink

softest

track

steep

flash

twin

spoil

rooftop

howl

 

They sat on the blanket at the picnic.

 

Friday

glass

flower

fright

tusk

drip

spring

woodland

sniff

nesting

belt

 

Plan a trip and spend some cash. 

Maths-Estimating

In Maths this week we would of been estimating. We have learnt that estimation is having a guess. It's the skill of glancing (without counting) and using our judgement to estimate about a quantity of objects. 

 

Get a pile of objects. Let your child have a quick look at them then cover them up.

 

Questions you could ask; How many do you estimate there are? Do you think there are more than 10? Do you think there are less than 10? 

 

Let your child see the quantity and count (moving objects as you go). Was your estimation close? It doesn't matter if it wasn't exact as it is a guess. 

 

Below are some estimation sheets you might like to work through.

Literacy - Sharing a Shell - movement

Look at our power of reading story or watch the clip of Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson.

 

Can you make a list of all the words that describe movement? For example I found 'roaming'. 

 

After you have found all the words that describe movement. Perhaps you could think of your own?

 

 

Craft- make your own musical instrument

Can you use house hold junk to make your own musical instruments. I have attached some ideas below or maybe you would like to make you own. 

How to make DIY Musical Instruments for Kids!!

How to make DIY Musical Instruments for Kids!! Learn to Make homemade Drums, Guitar, Tambourine and Maraca and more using everyday household items!

Outdoor Activity - Tree and leaf rubbings

You will need; a large piece of paper, wax crayons and lots of different trees,

Tape a piece of paper to a tree (or hold it up with your hands), and have children use the side of a crayon to rub over the paper and make the tree rubbing. Have them make tree rubbings of different trees in the area, and then compare the rubbings to see the different patterns and textures each tree has.

 

Collect various leaves. Place paper on the top and rub over them with crayon. Maybe you could use the internet to find out what the name of the tree is. Compare the different patterns of the leaves and how they look. 

Wk beginning 21.06.2020

Phonics

Recap all high frequency words.

Practise reading and writing words containing phase 2 and phase 3 sounds and have a go at writing sentences that have a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

 

Words you could look at;

 

Monday

quiz

chips

shed

think

wing

pain

seen

hairbrush

might

tent

 

The carpark was full of cars and big vans.

 

Tuesday

camp

moat

spoon

lard

port

burger

handstand

town

coin

tear.

 

Do children have fur or skin?

 

Wednesday

fair

melting

chimp

sink

pondweed

cure

winch

shell

king

chick

 

The frog jumped into the cool green pondweed.

 

Thursday

flower

chair

tick

shopping

thorn

snail

toad

soon

tree

book

flight

 

I must not stand on the flowers.

 

Friday

horn

turn

brow

point

shampoo

plod

brown

banana

starfish

silk

 

The clown did tricks with a chimpanzee.

 

Maths - Number bonds to 10.

This week we would be looking at number bonds to 10. Two numbers that are added together to make the number 10. We practice and learn number bonds to 10 in preparation for year one. Learning these number bonds are a valuable tool to developing and enhancing Maths skills to progress and are the foundation to number.

 

We would encourage children to use their fingers to help them count and learn their number bonds to 10. 

1+9=10

9+1=10

2+8=10

8+2=10

3+7=10

7+3+10

4+6=10

6+4=10

5+5=10

0+10=10

10+0=10

 

I have also added some counting and addition and subtraction number sheets that you might like to complete.

Literacy - Under the sea story

Have a good look at the picture below. Use your imagination to write a short story that is set under the sea. Think about the characters. Try to have a beginning a middle and an end. Perhaps you could write a couple of sentences each day and complete your story over the week. Don't forget t start your sentences with a capital letter, have fingers spaces in between words and finish your sentence with a full stop. Make sure you check it as you go along to make sure it makes sense.

Outdoor Activity - Natural picture

Go outside and collect some natural resources to make a picture. You could collect leaves, feathers, sticks;twigs, flowers, grass etc

 

Arrange your finds on a piece of paper to create a picture and stick with glue.

Jelly Fish Craft

Cut a plate in half and paint any colour of your choice. Use a hole punch to  punch small holes along the bottom of your semi circle. Use your fine motor skills to thread wool, ribbon or string to the bottom of your plate. Stick on googly eyes or draw them on.

Wk beginning 14.06.2020

Phonics

High Frequency words

Each week I have given you a list of phase 2, 3 and 4 high frequency words as well as phase 5 in preparation for year 1. As you are aware the majority of high frequency words are words that we can not sound out and therefore we have to learn them from sight. 

The first stage of learning high frequency words is to recognise them by sight.

The second stage of learning high frequency words is to recall and write them from memory.

The final stage is to be able to independently write a sentences that include high frequency words.

Below I have attached a hugh frequency word mat that contains phase 2 to phase 5 high frequency words. Which ones can you recognise? which ones do you need to learn? Which high frequency words can you write?

 

Phonics phases

We have now recapped all phase 2 and 3 phonics. This time of year is about embedding learnt phonics skills in Reception. Children need to able to recognise and write all phase 2 and 3 sounds and be able to sound and blend words to read and write. Children should be able to form all letters correctly and make them sit neatly on the line. To get the end of year Early Learning Goal (Reception expected level) children need to be able to independently decide what they want to write and write a sentence that starts with a capital letter, contains finger spaces in between words and has a full stop at the end. The sentence should be phonetically correct and make sense. If you scroll down to the phonics section you will find phase 2 and 3 sound mats.

 

This time of year I would be encouraging children to write more and encourage independent writing. For example If they have drawn a picture. Can they write a sentence about it or label it?

 

Assess your child. Can they recognise all sounds? Can then write all sounds? Can they read and write words with digraphs and trigraphs in them? The first stage is reading and the second is writing. Can they write independently write a sentence with a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop? Can they form all letters in the alphabet correctly? 

What do they need to work on?

 

I will add a variety of words for each day that you might like to recap.

 

Monday

milk

might

tent

coat

sing

bathroom

beard

wind

town

next

 

Mrs Church took the dogs for a long run,

 

Tuesday

wait

sink

bedroom

park

fair

husk

wing

bank

manure

lamp

 

The farmer had to look after cows and pigs on the farm.

 

Wednesday

fact

ship

hand

moat

lift

toothbrush

cure

snail

light

took

 

I kept bumping into things in the dark.

 

Thursday

damp

carpark

tusk

bend

pure

ring

shell

coin

thick

cook

 

Milk is good for children's teeth.

 

Friday

king

chain

toast

thump

vest

queen

sift

chimp

handstand

north

 

You look smart in the red hat.

Maths - Measure and Size

This week in maths we would of been discussing size and the language associated with size. What different words can we use to describe something that is small? tiny, minute, little etc Something that is big? large, gigantic, enormous, bigger, etc.

 

Can you use your cutting skills to cut out the sea creatures below and stick them in size order starting with the smallest to the biggest?

 

Measuring length Activity - How long are you?

Lie down on the floor putting a marker on the head and feet. Maybe you could use string to see how long you are. Use different objects and record how many long you are. Place them end to end, making sure they are straight, with no gaps or overlaps. Repeat with other things of uniform length, some long, some short (such as pieces of paper, spoons, buttons, Lego or Duplo bricks) to make several ‘trails’ of equal length and compare the results.

 

Discuss that sometimes we might use rulers or tape measures to find the exact length of something in centimeters.

 

Can you find out who is the longest/tallest in your family?

 

 

 

Literacy -Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson - Story telling and sequencing

Read the story Sharing a Shell  by Julia Donaldson or watch the clip posted last week. Print out the story sequencing pictures, retell the story and sequence in the correct order. Can you write a sentence to go with one of the pictures. 

 

You might like to make puppets by cutting out the pictures and sticking them on to sticks  to tell the story. 

 

Fill in the book review sheet. Who are the characters in Sharing a Shell? What is the setting etc? 

Crabby craft

Follow the instructions to make a paper plate crab.

Outdoor Activity- Make nature paintbrushes

 

Go outside and collect sticks and all different kinds of natural resources that could be the brush for your paintbrush. Follow the instructions on the link of how to make them. You could explore the textures of your new hand made paintbrushes using paint or you could use natural resources such as mud or water. 

 

Understanding the World - The Deep Blue Sea

Below is an interesting link of sea creatures and how deep under the ocean they live. Have a look at the link. Choose a sea creature to draw.

 

Where could we go to find out information about your chosen sea creature? - books or the internet.

 

Find out a fact about your sea creature and write it to go with your picture. 

Wk beginning 02.06.2020

Phonics

High Frequency Words

away

come 

some

having

going

said

play

 

Monday-ear

tear

fear

gear

dear

year

ear

beard

hear

rear 

 

I can hear an owl hoot at night.

 

Tuesday - er

berk

fern

her

jerk

nerd

fuller

faster

 

I said to her it has been so hot this year.

 

Wednesday - air

hair

fair

stair

pair

air

 

My Mum has long brown hair.

 

Thursday- oo

book

cook

look

foot

took

shook

wood

wool

flood

soot

blood

 

I had a look in the cook book. 

 

Friday - oo

moon

spoon

loon

gloom

loot

zoom

boot

bloom

mood

food

smooth

 

Having food in a wigwam is lots of fun.

Literacy - Summer -Sharing a shell by Julia Donalson

This half term we will be looking at the book Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson. We will also be learning about the season summer and the seaside. 

 

You can watch/listen to the story Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson below. 

 

This week I want you to think about the season of summer. I have attached a summer challenge sheet to complete this week.

 

One of the challenges is to draw or paint somewhere you might like to go on a summer holiday that is real or made up. Can you write two or three sentences to go with it? I would like to go to a beach like the setting of the story of Sharing a Shell.

Storytime for kids Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Lydia Monks

Listen to this wonderful story of learning to share with rhyme and beautiful illustrations

Maths - 2D and 3D Shapes

This week in Maths we would of been recapping 2D and 3D shapes. Can you remember the difference between 2D and 3D shapes? Which is fat and which is flat?

 

Can you recognise and name a 2D triangle, circle, square, rectangle and triangle?

 

Can you also recognise and name a 3D sphere, cube, cuboid, cone, pyramid and cylinder?

 

Below are some ideas of activities that you could have a go at to learn and recap 2D and 3D shapes. I have also made a 2D/3D worksheet.

Outdoor Activity - Build a den

Can you build a den outdoors in your garden or in an outdoor space on your adventures. Use the outdoor area and resources to make your den. You might be able to collect big sticks and branches and lean them against a tree to make a den to go inside. Or you might find a cave or an exciting space outdoors that could become a den. 

National Dough Disco Day - Tuesday 9th June

On Tuesday its International Dough Disco Day.

Shonette Bason-wood the lady who founded dough disco will be doing a live Dough Disco at 9.30am On her you tube YouTube channel ❤ (YouTube- spread the happiness tv)

Wk beginning 1.06.2020

Phonics

This week in phonics we will continue to recap digraphs and trigraphs.

 

High Frequency words

have

all

had

his

said

could

would 

should

day

 

Monday - or

fork

sort

torn

cord

lord

for

born

stork

corn

fort

horn

storm

 

The piglet was born on the farm.

 

Tuesday - igh

sight

high

light

sigh

might

night

right

tight

 

It is dark at night so I turn on the light.

 

Wednesday - ur

turn

fur

burp

curl

surf

urn

hurt

burn

 

The chimpanzee hurt his leg on the tree.

 

Thursday - ow

cow

owl

town

sow

gown

towel

down

pow

now

 

I can hear an owl hoot at night. 

 

Friday - oi

coin

joint

soil

join

foil

oil

boil

tinfoil

moist

 

I left the coin on the ship.

Maths - Problem Solving

This week in Maths we would of been problem solving. I would give children addition and subtraction problem solving scenarios with a visual ( drawing a picture while telling them the problem) for them to work out and then ask them to write a number sentence.

 

For example; There were three baby owls sat on a branch, Mummy and Daddy owl joined them. How many owls are there altogether on the branch?

 

I would then discuss are there more or less that three owls on the branch now? If there is more are we adding or subtracting? We would then write the number sentence for our problem. 3+2=5.

 

I have made a problem solving sheet with visuals that I have attached below and also written some addition and subtraction problems out. (Some children will need a drawn visual to help them work out the problem). I have also attached double, halving and sharing problems that I found on twinkl. 

Literacy/Understanding the World

Nasa - Space Launch

On Saturday two American astronauts Bob and Doug launched a rocket into space. I watched the launch live on Youtube it was very exciting. I have attached it below. 

 

Can you use the Internet and or books to find out a 3 facts about Bob and Dougs mission or about space or previous NASA missions? Can you write down the facts in sentences and draw a picture to go with it?

SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully lifts off carrying two U.S. astronauts to the ISS | ABC News

"Go NASA! Go SpaceX! Godspeed Bob and Doug!" The NASA launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon capsule with two astronauts en route to t...

Creative - Make a junk model rocket

Can you use your imagination and house hole junk to make a junk box model of Space X Falcon the rocket that Bob and Doug are in in space right now?

Outdoor Activity - Can you make a nature crown?

Go outside, in the garden or on a walk to look for some nature treasure to make your crown. 

Wk beginning; 18.05.2020

Phonics

This week in phonics we will be recapping our digraphs. 

 

High Frequency words

Mr

Mrs

looked

called

asked

people

when

out

 

Monday - ng

song

ring

wing

pong

thing

sang

king

ping

 

Can you sing a song to me?

 

Tuesday - ee

weep

see

keep

tree

deep

feet

seen

sleep

jeep

seem

 

I can see a big tree on the hill.

 

Wednesday - oo

moon

spoon

loon

cool

zoom

loot

food

loom

boot

root

noon

 

The man had black boots.

 

Thursday - oa

loaf

toad

coat

toast

moat

soap

throat

foal

oak

goat

coach

loan

float

 

The boat will float in the bath. 

 

Friday - ar

park

car

yard

Carl

start

cart

jar

farm

market

carpark

card

carpet

bar

hard

Mark

part

 

The duck was in the farmyard.

 

 

 

 

Maths - Capacity
This week in Maths we would be revisiting capacity. Capacity means the amount that an object can contain. We use vocabulary such as full, empty, half full, half empty, nearly full, nearly empty. Experiment with  different containers and water using capacity vocabulary. Below are activity sheets and interactive capacity powerpoints for varying abilities.

Months in a year

Children need to be aware of the months of the year. That there are 12 months in a year and we use them as a way to measure time and date.

 

Do they know what month (date) their birthday is? What month is it now? What is the date. At school we discuss the date every day eg; Monday 18th May 2020. We also have a class calendar. I have attached Months of the year sheets to order and the Number fun Months of the year song that we sing in class.

'January, February' Months of the Year song

Literacy - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Sequencing and recall

Read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Print out the story sequencing pictures. Can you retell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and sequence them in the correct order?

Outdoor Activity - Build a Cairn

Cairns are man made towers of natural stones, usually built as a landmark or a memorial.

 

Can you collect and gather a range of flat rocks and pebbles of different sizes? Can you stack them in size order? Starting with the biggest at the bottom and the smallest on the top.

 

Maybe children could make changes to the structure of their cairn, such as using a foundation of lots of smaller stones and see if it still stands?

 

This activity improves gross and fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and concentration as they experiment with finding stones balancing points to see how tall they can make their cairn.

Wk beginning 12.05.2020

Phonics

We have now completed phase 4 phonics. The rest of Reception is about embedding phase 2, 3 and 4 phonics. Making sure children can recognise, read and write all phase 2 and 3 sounds. They need to be able to independently think of a sentence/ sentences they are going to write. Write a sentence with a capital letter, fingers spaces and full stop. The sentence needs to make sense and be phonetically plausible.

 

I will recap a different digraph or trigraph each day and words which contain them.

 

High Frequency words

there

it's

this

how

no

I

of

off

 

Monday - qu

quiz

quit

quick

quack

quid

 

Can a duck quack?

 

Tuesday - sh

shop

rush

ship

fish

cash

shell

shock

bash

shed

 

I am in such a rush to get to the shops.

 

Wednesday - ch

chop

chin

chuck

rich

chill

church

check

chips

pitch

such

chick

chest

 

A a man is rich he has lots of cash.

 

Thursday - th

think

thin

this

that

tenth

thank

moth

thing

they

with

them

 

A moth can be fat but it's wings are thin.

 

Friday - ai

wait

pain

tail

bait

aim

main

sail

rain

wail

paint

waist

faint

 

I am wet from the rain.

 

Maths - Halving

This week in Maths we would of been learning about halving and sharing. Children learn that two halves are exactly the same. i would model it visually with a cake by cutting it in half. Sharing sweets between two people. Visually showing them, what is half of 4 shared between 2 people? 3 and 1 is that fair? Why not? What is half of 4. Show the children one for you, one for me, etc Id then write it down with the number 4 with two arrows coming off it pointing to 2 and 2. Over the week the children would write a number sentence 4 -2=2 or 2+2=4. I have attached a halving powerpoint and activity sheets. 

 

Literacy - The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Book Review

Look at the book of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (or watch the YouTube clip). Discuss what a book review is. Talk about the main character, the setting, the author, the illustrator. Recap the story. What happened first? What happens next? What happened at the end of the story? Children to write label or sentence for each.

Fill in the book review profile below or write your own.

Outdoor Activity - Minibeast Hunt

What is a minibeast? Minibeasts are 'small creatures' like worms, nails, spiders etc. Can you go on a minibeast hunt? Can you go on a minibeast hunt in your garden or on a walk? Explore dark damp places like under rocks, in soil and under bark. Tick off the minibeasts that you find on the tick list below or have a go at writing your own list. Maybe you could use an ipad or phone and have a go at taking photos of the mini beasts you find?

Outdoor Activity - Make a bug hotel

Recycle a plastic bottle or milk carton and make a simple hotel for your garden. Fill it with soil, twigs, leaves etc hang it in the tree or on the ground.

Wk beginning; 4.5.2020

Phonics

This weeks high frequency words;

said

so

went 

from

old

he

me

we

she 

be

 

Mondays words and sentence

went

help

camp

wind

lamp

next

milk

tent

sink

fact 

husk

bank

list

 

The bank was shut.

 

Tuesdays words and sentence

best

hump

dent

hand

quest

fond

lift

felt

gulp

land

nest

link

hunt

 

I kept bumping into things in the dark.

 

Wednesdays words and sentence

tilt

lift

tuft

damp

bust

kept

tusk

limp

towel

toast

girl

sift

vest

 

Milk is good for children's teeth.

 

Thursdays words and sentence

champ

tenth

bench

thank

shift

joint

thump

soft

chest

theft

chimp

sixth

 

Turn the light on in the dark.

 

Fridays words and sentence

paint

roast

beef

shelf

north

boost

think

punch

chimp

champ

chops

chain

think

 

How old is the man next door?

 

Maths - Weight

This week in Maths we would be learning about weight. Using scales to compare heavy and light. Children learn how to use visual scales. They learn that a heavy item would pull the scales down and the lighter item would be in the air.

 

⭐️Maths Challenge⭐️ 

I have attached photos on Tapestry of how you could make your own visual scales on with a hanger, string and two containers. Have several items to weigh. Explain that making a prediction means having a guess. Give your a child two items and ask them to make a prediction of which they think is the heaviest? Lightest? Use the scales to see.

 

⭐️ Baking

Explain that we use scales to bake. We need to weigh out the ingredients to make sure we have the correct quantity of each. Can you bake a cake, cupcakes or biscuits. Use scales to weigh out the ingredients. 

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Days of the week

The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats food each day of the week in the story.

 

Can children read and put the days of the week on the correct order? Or even better have a go at writing them in order (phonetically sounding).

 

The days of the week have a capital letter at the beginning of them because it is the name of the day.

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

In school we sing a days of the week song. Maybe they could sing that to help them.

Days of the week song - 'In a week'

Song in school we sing to learn the days of the week. The children are familiar with this.

Writing - caterpillar fact file

Children need to have an understanding about fiction and non-fiction books and the difference between the two. They also need to know where they can go to find out information; the internet, non fiction books, the library etc

 

What is a fact? A fact is a piece of information that is real.

 

⭐️ Writing Challenge⭐️

Can you find out 5 facts about a caterpillar/butterfly and write them down using your phonetic knowledge?

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - healthy and unhealthy food sort

By the end of Reception children need to have an awareness of a healthy diet and foods that are good for our bodies and those that aren't as good.

 

In our power of reading book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle the caterpillar eats through lots of different kinds of foods. This week we would be focusing on the words healthy and unhealthy and what they mean. Healthy being foods that are good for our bodies and unhealthy being foods that aren't good for us. When we talk about unhealthy foods we about how its ok to eat it but in small portions. Its ok to have a piece of cake but to eat the whole cake wouldn't be good for us.

 

We would talk about food and drink that is good for us milk being good for our teeth and bones, water, meat, veg, fruit etc and foods that aren't as goof for us sugary foods, sweets, chocolate, cake, fast food etc.

 

After discussing food could children sort foods into healthy smiley and unhealthy sad foods. You could do it with real foods or cut and stick activity sheets below. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Kind Rainbow Request from Fairfield Hospital

Fairfield Hospital have asked the children of Bury and Rochdale to send rainbow pictures to brighten up the hospitals offices and wards to cheer up NHS staff and patients. If you would like to send a picture to Fairfield you can either send it in the post or via email to;

 

Emma Turner

Communications Manager

Fairfield General Hospital 

Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation 

Part of the Northern Care Alliance Group 

 

emma.turner@pat.nhs.uk

 

 

 

Week beginning 20.4.2020

 

Phonics

This weeks high frequency words;
they
all
are
children

 

Here is a list of Phase 4 reading and writing words for over the week that we would of learnt in class. 
twist
spend 
glint
brand
frost
cramp
plump
stamp
blend
crust
tramp
drift
think
blink
thank
crunch
drench
shrink
spring
scrunch
scoop
speech 
growl
drown 
drink
crust
frown
string
grunt 
trust 

 

At this stage in phonics children would be writing a sentence each day. 

Before writing a sentence we recap what a sentence needs; it begins with a capital letter, has finger spaces and a full stop and we must check our work as we go along. 

I would repeatedly say a sentence as the children write it. It is important to encourage independence and allow them to sound and blend (even if it’s incorrect). When they have finished check with them. Have they got a capital letter? Finger spaces? And a full stop? Does it make sense?  
Then give them one thing to work on if needed. It could be a high frequency word or help writing a word (use a phoneme frame and sound buttons). 

 

Sentences to write; 
The clown did tricks. 
A frog jumps in the pond. 
You look smart. 
He was glad. 
A crab crept into a crack in the rock. 

 

Maths

Daily we count 0-20 and back. Do number recognition and one more and one less. 

This week we would be looking at time and learning about a clock face. 

 

We would be looking closely at the the short hand that points to the hour and the long hand that points to minutes. We would also talk about the direction the hands go. Clockwise. They always move round in the same direction. 

 

This week we would be learning about what o’clock looks like on a clock and the children would recognise o’clock time and have a go at turning the hands on model clocks to o’clock. 4 o’clock 6 o’clock 11 o’clock etc.

⭐️Maths Challenge⭐️ 
Maybe you could make your own clock face that you can practice telling the time on. 

You could use a paper plate and write the numbers around the edge. You could make the short hour hand and  long minute hand and use a split pin to make them move. 

 

Activity - time, awareness of long minute hand and short hour hand, telling the time, counting, number formation, shapes, creative.

 

 

Isolation time capsule

Children across St Margaret's have been set the task  of creating their own time capsule. We are currently living through history and this would be a great way to look back and remember this time.

 

Children in different classes throughout St Margaret’s are creating Covid 19 Isolation time capsules. We are currently living through history and thus would be a great way to look back and remember this time.

 

*decorate a shoe box that is all about you. You could draw, stick photos,  cut pictures out of magazines etc of things that relate to you. Your favourite food, colour, who’s in your family, pets etc. 

 

* In your box you could photos of this time. 
- newspaper clippings 
- any pictures, art work you’ve made at this time. 
- family/ pet pictures
- special memories 

 

*All about me fact file (draw - write labels/ captions)
- How old are you?
- My friends are.. 
- use a tape measure to see how many cm talk you are. 
-how much I weigh
- my shoe size 
-what is your favourite colour, food, animal, book, film, tv show, toy. 
- When I grow up I want to be... 

 

*who am I isolating with
-draw a picture of the people and pets that you are isolating with and label. 

*My community
- have you made a rainbow for the window? Maybe you could put it in the capsule when isolation is over.

 

* I can write a list of things I have done in isolation. 

 

*feelings and emotions chart.
-make a day to day chart of your feeling each day of the week. Use face stickers/ draw pictures discuss with adult how I’m feeling today and discuss. Adult could record what was said in diary of couple of sentences each day.   

 

*I can write a sentence about why I am isolating with my family. 

 

*Our hand prints
Can you make hand prints of everybody living in your home and label them? 

 

*i can write a sentence about what I enjoy the most about my time at home. 

 

* letter from parents - parents write a letter to your child about this time and how they are getting on.  

 

Happy 100th Birthday to Captain Tom

Many of you may already know about Captain Tom. He is a 99 year old army veteran who set out to walk 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday in hope of raising £1000 for the NHS.

 

He has actually raised over £25 million which is amazing. He is a hero. On the 30th April it is Captain Toms 100th birthday. Below is his address if you would like to make and write Captain Tom a birthday card and send it to him.

 

Captain Tom Moore

C/O Post Office Limited

67 Bedford Road

Marston Moretaine 

Bedfordshire

MK43 0LA

England


 

Forest School Easter Activity Pack

Lovely outdoor learning activity ideas.

Tapestry

Please upload any home learning on Tapestry as this is good evidence for your child's profile. Below please find some fun ideas of early years learning activities for indoors. We would love to see any activities that you complete at home on Tapestry. You will be able to contact Miss Gaff and I via Tapestry. We will also upload weekly challenges.

Phonics and Reading

Phonics

It is important that children recap phase 2 and phase 3 phonics letters and sounds daily in order for them to learn and retain these to read and write. Please use the sound flash cards and mats that I have sent home previously to do this. I have also attached them below. 

 

This week I have sent home phase 3 reading and writing phonic assessments so that you are aware of any gaps in your childs learning. These assessments highlight the sounds that your child does and does not know. Your child would benefit from learning and practising these.

 

I have also typed up a run through of a phonics session at St Margaret's if you would like to have a go at home.

 

Below please find phonics resources, activities and websites and apps to support your child with phonics at home.

 

Reading

Reading is essential and the foundation of learning and development in Reception. Reading daily activates the brain, it expands children speech, communication and vocabulary. Reading is a fundamental tool in developing writing skills. 

 

If children do nothing else in a day other than read a book then they will have made progress in some way. We have sent home several reading books to read but children can read any books or texts to develop their reading.

Phonics and Reading Websites and apps

Read Write Inc letter formation prompt

Phase 2 Phonics High Frequency Words | Blending Flashcards

Phase 3 Phonics High Frequency Words | Blending Flashcards

Phase 3 Phonics High Frequency Words that can be blended.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Vowels

Vowel name and sounds

Letter and sound song

Phase 2 Phonic Sound Help with Pronunciation

Correct pronunciation of phase 2 sounds

Phonics Phase 3 pronunciation and practice

Correct pronunciation of phase 3 sounds

Jolly Songs 42 sounds and vowel song

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

Children are familiar with this song. It encourages phase 2 sound recognition and actions

Maths

The foundation of maths in Reception is the importance of number awareness. Children need to know numbers 0-20 'inside out'. In school we do daily number work with numbers 0-20. We follow a number line to count forwards and backwards and practise one more and one less than a given number.

 

Children need to be able to recognise and sequence numbers 0-20 and know one more and one less than a given number. We have recently been working out and writing addition and subtraction number sentences with number 0-10 (please use vocabulary add and subtract not plus, take away etc). To work out number bonds to 10 we have used our fingers and  objects to help us workout the number sentence problems. Children have used addition, subtraction and equals symbols to write number sentences. I have attached some work sheets and activities to support this.

Maths websites and apps

Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | Count to 100 Song | Counting to 100 | Jack Hartmann

Children love this in class.

One Less!! (song for kids about identifying the # that is "ONE LESS")

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One More! (song for kids about identifying the # that is "ONE MORE")

Easter Activities

Keeping Active - PE

PE Edstart

Activity sessions will be released each Monday linked to the booklet through our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)

PE with Joe Wicks

The bodycoach Joe wicks is doing a daily PE session which is a home work out aimed at children.

Joe will go live Monday to Friday at 9am on his YouTube The Body Coach TV. If you cant make 9 am then all PE sessions will be saved on his YouTube channel to access at your leisure. Please record on Tapestry. 

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Mindfulness
Spanish
Hygiene

Coronavirus - Explained for Children

The NHS have developed a short animation for young children to help them understand COVID-19.

Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark | Baby Shark Hand Wash Challenge | @Baby Shark Official

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