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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to Reception’s class page. Here we will keep you updated with all of our amazing learning over the year. At the bottom of this page you will find documents and links that you may find useful to support your child’s learning at home.

 

P.E.

Our P.E lessons will take place on a Friday. Children are to come to school wearing their P.E kits. Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather. Our school P.E kit consists of a plain t-shirt in their house colour, blue shorts and pumps. Children are allowed to wear jogging bottoms, a jacket and trainers for outdoor P.E lessons. Hair should be tied back and no jewellery should be worn.

 

Homework

Reception children may be sent homework tasks such as:

  • name writing
  • letter formation
  • number formation
  • mini-adventures for holidays

We appreciate all of your support with homework, please help your child complete as much as possible to help them earn lots of points! 

 

Breakfast and Tuck

Bagels are provided first thing in the morning when your child arrives at school. These are free of charge and all children can help themselves if they would like one.

 

Children can then order tuck for morning break. We offer:

  • Toast – 20p
  • Juice (orange, forest fruits or apple) – 50p

Tuck will not be ordered if the child has no money with them.

 

Uniform

Children are responsible for looking after their own belongings. Please make sure your child’s name is on all of their belongings clearly to avoid confusion and the mix up of items. Thank you.

Reception Trip to Rodbaston Animal Zone

We had a fantastic day at Rodbaston Animal Zone where we saw lots of different animals during our time there.

The children were very brave and all touched a snake and a lizard.  We also fed the goats and watched some pig training.  When we weren't with the animals, we made animal masks, coloured pictures of our favourite farm animals and read stories all about animals.

We really enjoyed our day and were much quieter on the coach on the way back compared to the way there!  

Friday 21st January 2022

Happy Friday!  It was so lovely to finally be back at school yesterday.  I hope that I will see more of you next week as you begin to return to school.

 

Phonics

Today's sound is 'x'.

RWI Story

This week we have listened to the story 'Perfectly Norman' by Tom Percival.  Think about the story and talk to your adult about which part of the story you liked best and why you liked it.  

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival

Maths

On Friday we just do our maths board before we have PE.  The final part of our maths board is where we look at our 2-D shapes.  Watch this song about 2-D shapes and then find the 'monster colour by shape' from your learning pack.  

PE

Here are some Just Dance and Cosmic Kids yoga for your to do for PE today.

Just Dance 2016 - I Gotta Feeling(Classroom version)

🌟 Macarena - The Girty Team | Just Dance 2015 🌟

Just Dance 2014 Y.M.C.A. by The Village People Music & Lyrics Video YMCA

Mike and Muttnik on The Moon | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Free Flow Friday

Friday afternoon always includes spending time on free flow activities.  While you are at home today, you can pick your own free flow activities.  You can play a game, do some jigsaws, draw or paint or anything else that you love to do.

Thursday 20th January 2022

Hello Reception! I hope that you are starting to feel better and I look forward to seeing you back at school very soon.

 

Phonics

Today's sound is 'z'.

 

 

RWI Story Time

Have a last watch of our story 'Perfectly Norman'.  

After watching the story, think about the following questions:

1) What is the problem in the story?  (Norman grows a pair of wings.  He tries to hide them under his coat so no one will think he is strange.)

2) How does Norman solve the problem?  (Norman takes off his coat.  When he does, some other children take off their coats and they all fly together.  Norman realises he is perfect just as he is.)

3) How would you have solved the problem?

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival | Read by Teacher Charla

Maths

When we change our maths board each morning we change the date.  Watch and join in with the song about ordinal numbers and then try the task from your pack.  Stick the ordinal numbers in the correct place underneath the pictures.

Ordinal Numbers | Jack Hartmann Ordinal Numbers Song

Remind yourselves again about the rules for accurate counting. 

You will need the duck that you coloured in yesterday and the counters. 

Today, your child will need to spot your mistakes by counting accurately. 

Tell your child that the duck needs to be fed.  They would like to have 'x' counters (a number from one to ten).  Count out the counters but make a mistake.  Ask your child if you have counted correctly.  Can they tell you what mistake you made?  Can they correct your mistake?  Complete at least 6 examples.  In some count correctly and make mistakes in others.    

Topic

What would you use if you wanted to take a photograph?  Talk to your adult about all of the different things that you could use.

What do you think people would have used a long time ago to take photographs?  Have a look at these pictures.  Tell your adult what you see.  How do you think you would have used these to take photographs?

Now look at these two wedding photographs.  What do you notice about them?  How are they different? 

Hopefully you noticed that the first photograph is black and white.  It was taken a long time ago before cameras took colour pictures.  Today you are going to create a picture of yourself using only black and white.  In your learning pack there is a self-portrait sheet for you to draw on.  Try and work by a mirror so that you can look at yourself as much as you need to while you are doing your drawing.  

Wednesday 19th January 2022

Hello Reception, I hope that those of you that are at home are feeling well.  I am looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

 

Phonics

Our sound today is 'w'.

RWI Story

Listen to our story 'Perfectly Norman'.  Once you have listened to the story, draw yourself with special wings like Norman.  Write about where you would fly to if you had wings.  Tell your adult about what you have written. 

 

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival | Read by Teacher Charla

Maths

We always sing our months of the year song as part of the daily maths board.  Listen to this months of the year song and then complete the months of the year activity from your work pack. 

Months of the Year Song | Song for Kids | The Singing Walrus

Here is the Numberblock's episode, 'How to Count'.  While you are watching the episode, think about the rules that the Numberblocks introduce to make sure that they count objects accurately.  Tell you adult what the rules are. 

You are going to think about the rules for counting and make sure that you count objects carefully and accurately.  You will need the picture of the duck and the counters from earlier in the week.

 

We are going to feed the ducks.  Tell your child how many of the counters they must feed to the duck; up to 10 counters.  When they have fed the duck, your child should tell you about what they have fed them. 

For example; you ask your child to feed the duck 4 counters.  They must count the counters and ensure there are 4 and describe them.  For example, two counters are blue and two counters are green.  There are four counters altogether. 

Complete at least 4 examples with your child.

You can challenge your child by printing another duck, feeding both ducks with amounts of seeds and then compare the amounts.  Which duck has the most/ the least?  etc. 

Keeping Active

Last week we talked about healthy eating and the importance of trying new foods.  This week we are thinking about being active.  Listen to the story and talk about:

What is exercise?

Why do we do exercise?

Read Along: Get Up and Go!

What can we do to keep ourselves healthy?

Talk about the need for a balance - reducing the amount of screen time that we have and doing more exercise.  

What exercise do you enjoy?  What activities would you like to try that you have not tried before?  

 

Tell me about exercise that you enjoy doing and something that you would like to try.  You can draw pictures, write or both.

Tuesday 18th January 2022

Good morning Reception, here are your learning tasks for today.

 

Phonics

Today's sound is 'y'.

RWI Story

Here is our story, 'Perfetly Norman', again.  Listen to the story with your child and talk about the meaning of the following words:

*generally - overall

*unbearable - when you can't stand something for long

*dreadful - horrible

*occurred - when something comes into your mind

*tatty - old and dirty

*suggested - to give an idea to someone

*leapt - jumped

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival | Read by Teacher Charla

Maths

Here is another song for days of the week.  After listening to the song, use the days of the week trains sheet from your learning pack and complete the trains with the missing day. 

Days Of The Week Song

Watch the Numberblocks episode, 'Stampolines'.

After watching Stampolines, find as many ways as you can to show 5.  Here are some examples.  Tell your adult about where the blocks are to make 5.   

Topic - Long Ago - Technology

Look at the photographs below.  What are they pictures of?  How are they different to what you have at home now?

I wonder whether watching TV a long time ago was the same as watching TV now?  Look at these clips of a character that I am sure you know!  Talk about what is the same and what is different.    

Plane Crazy Mickey Mouse Classic Walt Disney 1928 Sound Cartoon

Carried Away | A Mickey Mouse Cartoon | Disney Shorts

Which cartoon characters do you like?  Can you draw your favourite?  Can you use playdoh or modelling clay to build your own character?  Tell your adult all about the character you have made.  Make up a short story that includes your character and tell it to your adult.  

Monday 17th January 2022

Good morning Reception, I hope that those of you that are learning from home again are feeling okay.  I look forward to seeing all of the lovely things that you have been doing.

 

Phonics

Our sound today is 'v'.

RWI Story

Our RWI story this week is called 'Perfectly Norman' by Tom Percival.  Listen to the story and then think about the following questions.

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival | Read by Teacher Charla

1) Who are the characters in the story?  (Norman, his mum and dad, the other children)

2) Who is the main character in the story? (Norman)

3) What is the problem in the story?  (Norman grows a pair of wings.  He hides them under his coat because he feels like he isn't normal.  The coat is hot and uncomfortable - and he knows he can't wear it forever.) 

Maths

We would normally begin with our maths board.  We always sing our days of the week and months of the year songs.  

 

Here is a song for days of the week. 

Days of the Week Song | The Singing Walrus

After you have watched the song, try the Days of the Week activity from your learning pack. 

We are going to begin this week by looking back at our Numberblocks episode from the end of last week.  We are going to be thinking again about the number 4 and ways that we can make the number 4.   

You will need the robot part-whole model and counters from your learning pack.  

 

Take four of your counters and use the part-whole model to split them up.  Once you have split them, explain to your adult how you have split them.  I have included an example below.  Can you find different ways to make four and explain what you have done each time?

Two blue counters and two yellow counters makes four.

Topic - Long Ago

Focus - Transport

To begin this week, we will be looking at old and new transport.  What do we mean by transport?  What types of transport do you know?  In your learning pack there is a diagram for you to complete with all of the different types of transport that you know.  Draw a picture and try to write the name of the type of transport by your pictures.  

 

Friday 14th January 2022

Happy Friday!  I hope you are all okay.  I am hoping to be back at school on Monday and hope that some of you will be starting to come back too.

 

Phonics

Today's sound is 'j'.

RWI Story

All week we have listened to 'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterworth.  Here is an alternative version for you to watch to finish off the week.  I hope you enjoy it!

Percy the Park Keeper: One Snowy Night

PE

On Friday morning you would have PE if you were in school.  Here are some Just Dance songs and a Yoga session for you to try. 

★ Just Dance Kids 2 - I'm a Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song) (HD) ★

4 Just Dance Kids Trolls Can't Stop The Feeling GoNoodle Trim

Just Dance Kids 2014 A Pirate You Shall Be

Sonic The Hedgehog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Free Flow Friday

Friday afternoon always includes spending time on free flow activities.  While you are at home today, you can pick your own free flow activities.  You can play a game, do some jigsaws, draw or paint or anything else that you love to do.

Thursday 13th January 2022

Happy Thursday Reception!  I hope that some of you that are at home are starting to feel a bit better now.  Here are some things to keep you busy today.

 

Phonics

Today's sound is 'r'.

Maths

Today we are moving on to look at number 4.  Watch this new Numberblocks episode where the Numberblocks investigte the shapes that they can make.

Think about all the different stampoline patterns that Numberblock 4 could make.  Try to make as many different stampoline patterns as you can for number 4.  You can use blocks or sponges or stampers with paint, stickers, drawing shapes etc. 

Once you have made your stampoline patterns, describe to your adult where the blocks are.  For example, there are two blocks on the bottom and two blocks on top.  The blocks are next door to each other.  

RWI Story

Have a final listen to our story for this week.  Once you have watched the story, think about the following questions.

1) What was the problem in the story? 

(The animals in the park were too cold outside, so Percy let them in, but they couldn't all fit in his bed.)

2) How do Percy and the animals solve the problem? 

(The mole under the floorboards scared the other animals.  They ran to hide but ended up finding cosy beds.  Percy and the mole could then fit in his bed.)

3) How would you have solved the problem?

One Snowy Night - A Percy The Park Keeper story read by Nick Butterworth

Topic - Long Ago

We have been thinking about toys.  We looked at toys that we have now and toys that we might have played with a long time ago.  Listen to the story, 'Lost in the Toy Museum' by David Lucas.  It is all about toys from a long time ago.  Once you have listened to the story, use the old and new toys sorting activity from your pack.  Sort the toys into old and new. 

 

You can then pick one of the colour by number pictures to complete.  Look at the colour code carefully.

Miss Morris - The Lost Toy Museum

Wednesday 12th January 2022

Hello Reception!  Thank you to those of you who sent me work yesterday.  It was lovely to see what you have been doing.  Remember that you can send me pictures of anything you have been doing to: reception@brownhillswest.com

Phonics

Today's sound is 'e'.

Maths

Watch the Numberblocks episode, 'The Whole of Me'.

There are four different ways to make three.  Can you find them all?  Use any resources that you can find at home; building blocks, cars etc, and see if you can make the different ways.  Can you draw the different ways and then write the digits too?  I have included an example below. 

 

enlightenedenlightened     mail

   2           1                         so                             2 and 1 makes 3

RWI Story

Listen to the story, 'One Snowy Night' again.  After you have listened to the story, draw your favourite character from the story and tell your adult why they are your favourite.  Which part of the story did you like best?

One Snowy Night - A Percy The Park Keeper story read by Nick Butterworth

Healthy Eating

Listen to this story about a family who were very silly eaters.  It's called 'Seven Silly Eaters' by Mary Ann Hoberman.  Why were the children silly eaters?  Why is it important that we try to eat different foods? 

In your learning pack you will find a sorting activity.  Talk about each of the foods with your child and decide whether they are healthy or unhealthy.  

Tuesday 11th January 2022

Good morning Reception.  Remember, I would love to see what you have been doing so send me any questions or work to the class email address: reception@brownhillswest.com

 

Phonics

Our phonics sound today is 'n'.  Here is the sound plus 'Word Time', 'Fred Talk' game and 'Learning to Blend' videos. 

Maths

Here is the link to the Numberblocks episode, 'The Whole of Me'. 

Choose two different colours of crayon, felt pen or pencil crayon.  You will need three of each colour.

Use your apparatus and find as many different ways as you can to make three.  I have included some examples below of different ways you might find.  How many different ways can you find?  What if I added another colour, three colours altogether, how many ways can you make three now?

RWI Story

Watch the story, 'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterworth again.  Today we will focus on some of the new vocabulary that we might hear in the story.

One Snowy Night - A Percy The Park Keeper story read by Nick Butterworth

Talk about the meaning of the following words and phrases from the story.

* hot cocoa - hot chocolate

* shivering - shaking with the cold

* good gracious - Percy is very surprised

* floor boards - long planks of wood that make up the floor and are usually found underneath the carpet

* chuckle - to laugh 

Topic - Long Ago

We are continuing to look at old toys.  Have a look at the picture below and discuss what you think it is.  Do you know what it is called?  Do you know how to use it?  How do you make it work?  

After you have talked about the questions, watch this video about the toy.

Is a kaleidoscope useful?

Make your own kaleidoscope pattern using any materials that you have at home or colour this picture to make a pattern. 

Monday 10th January 2022

Good morning to those of you that are learning from home today.  I hope that you are feeling okay.  I will be posting some videos for phonics, maths and story time on this page every day but I have also made you a pack with things that you would have been doing if you were at school.  There are number and letter formation activities for you to do at any time and you can also practice writing your name every day.  

 

I would love to see the work that you have been doing. 

You can email any work or questions to me on the class email address: reception@brownhillswest.com

Phonics

Today's sound is 'd'.  Here is the video of the sound for you to watch.  There is also a Learning to Blend lesson, Word Time Reading and a Fred Game to play. 

Maths

We will begin this week by looking at part and whole.  Watch the Numberblocks episode about whole and part.

Now using the following sheet from your learning pack, cut out all of the parts of the pictures and see if you can put them back together to make whole pictures again. 

RWI Story

Our story this week is called 'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterworth.  Listen to the author reading the story and then talk about the followign things with your child.

1) Who are the characters in the story?  (Percy, a squirrel, two rabbits, a fox, a badger, two ducks, a hedgehog, a family of mice and a mole)

2) Who is the main character in the story? (Percy)

3) What is the problem in the story?  (Percy lets the animals come in from the cold but his bed is too small for them all to share.  There is a scary noise under the floorboards but no one knows what it is.)

One Snowy Night - A Percy The Park Keeper story read by Nick Butterworth

Topic - Long Ago

Our topic story this week is 'Peepo' by Allan and Janet Ahlberg.    

Peepo!

Talk about the toys in the story that the baby likes to play with and what your child liked to play with when they were a baby.  Compare the toys they liked as a baby to the toys that they like now.  Can you draw a toy that you liked when you were a baby and a toy that you like now?

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