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Friday 2nd July

Hello Reception, Happy Friday!  Today is our last day of home learning and we are really looking forward to seeing you all back at school on Monday.

 

 

Phonics

1) Today's sound is 'qu'.  Watch the lesson video first.

2) Watch 'Learning to Blend at Home' and 'Word Time' lessons.

3) Read the book that has been allocated to you on Oxford Owl. 

PE

Today we would have carried on with our ribbon dancing.  Here are some ribbon dances for you to try.  You could also go outside in the garden to play and run around to get some more exercise. 

Topic - Story

Today I have posted a new story.  This is 'The Gingerbread Man'.

Topic - Once Upon a Time

You have just watched the story of The Gingerbread Man.  Draw or paint a picture of your favourite character from the story.  Write about the character you have drawn.  Try to write full sentences.  Can you write more than one sentence?  Use you phonics sounds to help you write the words that you want.  

Thursday 1st July

Good morning Reception.  I hope that you are all well?

 

For our home learning today we will start with our phonics.  Today's sound is 'ch'.  Watch the lesson and then have a go at the Learning to Blend at home and the Word Time lessons.  

 

Make sure that you log in to Oxford Owl and read the book that you have been allocated.  I have been checking each night and it would be great to see a lot more of you reading your phonics books. 

Maths - Pirate Subtraction

Today we will be using the numberline to help us with our subtraction.

 

Watch the subtraction song and then have a go at the task.  Today you can write on the sheet rather than squared paper so that you can use the numberline.  

 

Topic - Story

Here is another Jack and the Beanstalk story.  Which one has been your favourite so far?  Why did you like it?  Is there a version that you didn't enjoy?  What didn't you like about it? 

Topic - Once Upon a Time

Earlier this week you designed and made a home for your story character.  Today we would like you to evaluate it.  There is an evaluation form in your learning pack.  What went well?  What didn't go as well?  What did you have to change?  What would you do differently if you had to do this again? 

Wednesday 30th June

Happy Wednesday Reception.  Half way through the week already and it won't be long until we are all back in school.  

 

We will start today with phonics like we would do if we were in school.  Today our special friend will be 'th' like Friday.  When we are at school we have a new sound each day for three days and then repeat them.  Doing sounds in this way helps the children to be able to recognise and remember them better.   

Now watch the Learning to Blend and Word Time lessons.

Now read your allocated book on Oxford Owl.  If you have any problems with this, please let me know and I can try and sort them out for you. 

Maths

Here is today's Numberblocks episode involving subtraction.

Monster Subtraction

For the learning task today, you will need the dice template or a dice from a game that you may have at home.  You will also need the Monster Subtraction sheet and some square paper.

 

Count up the number of pizzas in the picture and write the number to start the calculation.  Roll the dice.  The number that you roll is the number that you will subtract from the start number.  Write your calculation onto square paper. 

e.g.

There are 11 pizzas and I roll 5 on the dice.

11 - 5 = 6

Topic - Jack and the Beanstalk

Here is another version of our story, Jack and the Beanstalk.  Again; think about how this version is the same as the others and how it is different.

Topic - Once Upon a Time

Today I would like you to use the resources in your pack for Jack and the Beanstalk.  You will find some colouring, a story sequencing sheet and some writing about the pictures.  Use the word bank at the top of the writing sheet to help you with some of the words you may want. 

Tuesday 29th June

Good morning Reception, I hope that you all okay and enjoyed designing a house for your story character yesterday.  I look forward to seeing your drawings. 

 

Here is your learning for today.

Phonics

1) Today's special friend is 'qu'.  The link to the lesson video is below.

2) Watch the 'Learning to Blend' and 'Word Time' videos.

3) Read the RWI book that you have been allocated on Oxford Owl.  

Maths

Here is another Numberblocks episode all about subtraction. 

Minibeast Subtraction

For the learning task today you will need to count the number of minibeasts in the first picture and then take away the number that is the other side of the subtraction symbol (-).  Write the calculations on the squared paper like yesterday.  Remember to write the short date and write one number or symbol in each square.  The first calculation has been written for you as an example.  

Topic - Story

Here is an alternative version of our story, 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. 

Compare this version with the one that you watched yesterday.  Think about things that are the same and things that are different between the two versions. 

Topic - Once Upon a Time

Yesterday you designed a house for the character from your story.  Today we would like you to use your design and try to find some bits of recycling around the house that you can use to make your house.  You may need your adult to help you to cut boxes etc. but think about showing the windows and the door.  What materials have you used?  Will your house stand up?  How could you join materials together? 

 

Monday 28th June

Good morning Reception. 

Unfortunately we have to carry on with home learning for a little while longer.  Each day I will set tasks for phonics, maths and topic on this page.  Have a go at each of the tasks and remember to think carefully about your number formation and using your neatest handwriting.

 

Your completed work must be returned when we come back to school.

Phonics

1) Watch the lesson for our special friend which is 'ch' today.

2) Watch the learning to blend and word time lessons too.

3) Log on to Oxford Owl and read the book that has been allocated to you.   

Maths

This week we are going to be using our knowledge of number to take away. 

We are going to start off by finding one less or taking away 1.

Watch the Numberblocks episode as an introduction to subtraction or take away. 

At this point in the year we would be introducing the children to a maths book.  For the tasks this week, I would like your child to record their calculations on squared paper.  You need to write the short date at the top of the paper and record their calculation by writing one number or symbol in each square.

Pirate one less

Count the number of objects in the row and use this number to begin your subtraction calculation.  Take one away from this number and then record your answer.

E.G. 

There are 8 pirates in the first row and I need you to write the number that is one less.

8 - 1 = 7

Topic - Story

Our topic is 'Once Upon a Time'.  For this we are reading lots of different 'Traditional Tales'.  Our new story this week is Jack and the Beanstalk.  Watch the story below.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Topic - Once Upon a Time

Across school this week there is a focus on Design Technology and you task today reflects this.

 

Last week, with Mrs Teale, you planned your own Traditional Tale based on the Three Little Pigs.  

 

We would like you to think about your own story and the character that is your main character.  Your main character needs a house to live in.  Your task today is to design the house that they will live in.  In your learning pack you will find a design sheet.  Draw the house that you would like your character to live in.  Think about what the house will be made out of, where the door will be and whether it will have any windows.  

Friday 25th June

Hello Reception, I hope that you are all ok.  It was very quiet in the classroom today without you all there; Mrs Mason and I missed you lots and hope that it won't be long before you can all come back to school. 

Today we are having to learn at home.  Here are some tasks to keep you busy.  Please bring all learning back to school once we return. 

Phonics

For our phonics today, we will all be watching the lesson for the special friend 'th'. Once you have watched the online lesson, please log on to your Oxford Owl account and read you allocated phonics book. 

Maths

This week we have been sharing things equally.  Watch the Numberblocks episode and then have a go at sharing Baby Bear's birthday sandwiches equally between him and his friends.  You will need to cut out the sandwiches and stick them into the plates.

 

Remember to give each character one sandwich each time and make sure that everyone has the same number of sandwiches at the end so that you know you shared fairly. 

Topic - Once Upon a Time

Our topic has focussed on traditional tales and this week we have continued with Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Watch the Goldilocks story and there are a number of tasks for you to complete.

1) Story sequencing - cut out the pictures from the Goldilocks story and stick them onto the story road in the correct order to be able to retell the story.

2) Writing - look at the picture from Goldilocks and think about what that picture is showing.  Can you write at least one sentence about the picture.  Use the word bank and your phonics to help you spell the words you want to use.

3) Porridge - use the porridge toppings to make three delicious bowls of porridge for the bears' breakfast.

4) Colour the picture from the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Think about the colours you will need to use.  What colour should your bear be?  What colour hair does Goldilocks have?  You each have a different picture page from the story.  We can try to put it all back together once we are all back in school. 

Goldilocks And The Three Bears | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox

PE

Last week you did some dance with Mrs Teale.  You had a go at a ribbon dance and we were really impressed.  Here is the ribbon dance again; try to find something that you can use as a ribbon.  Show your parents how good your ribbon dance is and have fun. 

RAINBOW RIBBON FOLLOW ALONG | KIDS DANCE

Good Morning Reception,

 

We are sorry that school is closed today due to unforeseen circumstances. Please do not worry, as a letter will be sent out to parents.

Whilst you are at home today, here is a list of work you can try to complete:

- Read you RWI reading book online.

- Watch the Numberblocks 'Odd and Even' episode.

- Play the 'Odd and Even' game.  Sort the numbers into the correct jars depending on whether they are odd and even. 

- Watch the 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' story and draw your favourite character.  

 

 

Have a good day and we look forward to seeing you back in school tomorrow.

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 yellow t-shirt, 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

Children are expected to:

  • Read at least 4 times per week – this should be recorded in their reading diary to enable them to earn points (they can read their phonics words and phonics books. Any other reading from free choice books to sign posts and menus should also be recorded).
  • Practise writing their sounds using the RWI sound sheets that will be sent home.
  • Practise writing their numbers.

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
  • Fruit – 20p
  • Juice (orange, forest fruits or apple) – 25p

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.

Home Learning Timetable and Expectations 

 

Hello Reception!

 

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope that you had a lovely holiday and that Santa bought you some lovely surprises.

 

Sadly, we will not be coming back to school as we had hoped so I will be using the Reception page to share learning with you.  Each day I will post your home learning activities and you will have sheets in your work pack to complete.  I hope you will enjoy your learning and I look forward to seeing all of the lovely things that you do. 

 

There are things to do every day, just like when we are at school, like name writing and practising your number formation, and things to do that will be linked to our new topic, Winter Wonderland. 

 

If you need to contact me at all during this time then please get in touch with me using the normal school contact details.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Perry and Mrs Mason

 

Friday 5th March

Today is our last day of home learning.  I am so very proud of you all for everything you have done over the last 8 weeks while you have been at home.  Mrs Mason and I can’t wait to see you all on Monday morning.

 

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  If you don’t want to draw, then you can still paint or colour a picture.  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen. 

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Can you then count past 20?  Can you get to 30?

4) Number formation – today we will look at numbers from 0 to 20.  Your number formation sheet is in your new learning pack. 

Physical

Happy and you Know it Just Dance Kids

Just Dance 2015 - The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) - Full Gameplay

Phonics

Today’s sound is ‘x’

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Now try this Fred game.  Listen to the Fred talk and see if you can work out what is in Fred’s bedroom.  Good luck!

Maths

Remind yourself of what sharing equally is.  Here is Cookie Monster and Elmo to help.

Sharing Cookies

Talk to your child about the rules for sharing.  How do we make sure that the groups are equal?  Now try sharing the dinosaur eggs between the nests.

Story

Here is a new dinosaur story for you to listen to.  It is called ‘Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!’ by Tony Mitton.

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

Topic – Dangerous Dinosaurs

Hopefully you were able to make your dinosaur earlier in the week.  Today I would like you to colour or paint it and add any finishing touches that you would like to.  I can’t wait to see your finished dinosaur!

Thursday 4th March

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY

 

We hope that you will join us today, at 11am, for our Reception Zoom session.  This is for us to share a story together as a class.  It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible to enjoy the story and see your friends before coming back to school on Monday.  I have sent an invite to you all with a link to the session.  

 

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  If you don’t want to draw, then you can still paint or colour a picture.  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen. 

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Can you then count past 20?  Can you get to 30?

4) Number formation – today we will look at numbers from 0 to 20.  Your number formation sheet is in your new learning pack. 

Just Dance Kids 2 The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Just Dance Kids Kung Fu Fighting

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Now try this Fred game.  Listen to the Fred talk and see if you can work out what is in Fred’s toy box.  Good luck!

Topic – World Book Day

Today is World Book Day and we would like you to share stories together today.  There are lots of online stories here:

https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/

Pick some to share together.  Which one did you like best?

 

We will be having a Zoom session today at 11am, where we will share a story as a class. It would be brilliant if as many of you as possible could join.  It is a chance to share the story together and see your friends before your return to school on Monday. 

 

I have added some things to your pack like bookmarks to make, mazes to escape from and dinosaur pictures to colour. 

Topic – Dangerous Dinosaurs

In your pack there is a sheet all about using your recycling to do some junk modelling.  I would love you to make a dinosaur out of all the recycling you have collected.  You can use as much or as little as you need.  If you weren't able to make your model yesterday, could you make one today?  Can you paint and decorate it too?

Wednesday 3rd March

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  If you don’t want to draw, then you can still paint or colour a picture.  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen. 

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Can you then count past 20?  Can you get to 30?

4) Number formation – today we will look at numbers from 0 to 20.  Your number formation sheet is in your new learning pack. 

Physical

Just Dance Kids 2 Jump Up

Just Dance Kids 2 Im Gonna Catch You

Phonics

Today’s sound is ‘ng’

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Now try this Fred game.  Listen to the Fred talk and see if you can work out what is on Fred’s table.  Good luck!

Maths

Today we will continue to share equally.  Have a go at this game.  Share the biscuits equally between the dogs.

Now try this.  Share the food so that each lunchbox has the same amount of each item in.

Story

Here is a new dinosaur story called ‘Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus’ by Tony Mitton.  Have a first listen to our new story.

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

Topic – Dangerous Dinosaurs

In your pack there is a sheet all about using your recycling to do some junk modelling.  I would love you to make a dinosaur out of all the recycling you have collected.  You can use as much or as little as you need.  Aim to make your dinosaur today if you can.

Tuesday 2nd March

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  If you don’t want to draw, then you can still paint or colour a picture.  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen. 

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Can you then count past 20?  Can you get to 30?

4) Number formation - our number today is number 20.  Your number formation sheet is in your new learning pack. 

Physical

Just Dance Kids 2014 Walking On Sunshine

Just Dance Kids 2 Five Little Monkeys

Phonics

Today’s sound is ‘qu’.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Now try this Fred game.  Listen to the Fred talk and see if you can work out what is in Fred’s fridge.  Good luck!

Maths

Today we are continuing with sharing equally. 

Watch this online explanation until 5mins 40seconds.

Lesson on Sharing into Two Groups Equally EYFS Numeracy

Now have a go at sharing the frogs between the two lily pads.  You will find the sheets in your learning pack. 

 

Cut out the frogs and share them equally between the two lily pads.  How do we make sure we share equally?  How many frogs are on the first lily pad?  How many frogs are on the second lily pad?  Do the lily pads have the same number of frogs?  Did you share the frogs equally?

Lily Pad Sharing

Story

Have another listen to ‘Mad About Dinosaurs!’  Once you have listened to the poems, can you find a pair of rhyming words in each short poem? 

For example, in the poem about Ankylosarus; the rhyming words are underneath and teeth.

Topic – Dangerous Dinosaurs

Explain to your child that although we see lots of pictures of dinosaurs, no one really knows what colour their skin was and what it looked like.  Can you create a dinosaur egg and a dinosaur using different printing and rubbing techniques?  You could use wax crayon and do bark or textured rubbing.  You could use bubble wrap, paint the bubble wrap and use it for printing.  Maybe you have some sponge and could dip that in paint and use it to print your dinosaur skin.  See what you can find.

Monday 1st March

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  If you don’t want to draw, then you can still paint or colour a picture.  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen. 

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Can you then count past 20?  Can you get to 30?

4) Number formation - our number today is number 19.  Your number formation sheet is in your new learning pack. 

Physical

Just Dance Kids 2014 A Pirate You Shall Be

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

Phonics

Today’s sound is ‘ch’.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Now try this Fred game.  Listen to the Fred talk and see if you can work out the actions that Fred sounds out.  Good luck!

Maths

Sharing Equally

Watch this introduction to sharing with Elmo and Cookie Monster.

Sharing Cookies

Look at this together – Fairy Tale Party sharing equally.  Follow the instructions to share the party things equally between the friends. 

 

Talk about the rules for sharing.

* Pick up one item at a time.

* Give one thing to each person in turn before you give the next one.

* Count the items each person has carefully to make sure everyone has the same amount each.

Now have a go.  Give your child some bricks/ toys/ crayons/ pasta, no more than 10 initially, and ask them to share it equally between you and them.  Model to them first time and ask them to repeat what you have just done.  Next time, let them try first before modelling again if you need to.  Give your child about 6-8 different amounts of no more than 20 items to share.    

Story

Today’s book is a poem book all about different types of dinosaurs.  Have a first watch of ‘Mad About Dinosaurs’ by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz. 

Mad About Dinosaurs

Topic – Dangerous Dinosaurs

On Monday afternoon the children would usually have 'Helicopter Stories'.  This is the opportunity for your child to tell us a story about anything they want.  While your child tells me a story, I write your child's story exactly as they tell it to me.

 

Our topic is all about dinosaurs.  Encourage your child to tell you a story that involves a dinosaur today.  I have included some pictures that may help to give your child some ideas.  While they tell the story, write down exactly what they say (even if it doesn't necessarily make sense or flow to you as an adult).  Helicopter Stories encourages your child to use their imagination and develop their skills as a story teller.   

Friday 26th February

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen.

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Then pick two or three different starting numbers and count on to 20.  

4) Number formation - our number today is number 18.  Your number formation sheet is in your new learning pack. 

Physical

 

Banana Banana Meatball - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle

Just Dance Kids 2014 I Like To Move It

Phonics

Today's sounds is 'th'.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.
Now try this Fred game.  Listen to the Fred talk and see if you can work out the body parts that Fred sounds out.  Good luck!

Maths

This week in Maths we are going to concentrate on using and understanding the language needed to compare numbers.  You will need to use the number cards that were in one of your earlier learning packs and some apparatus like Lego bricks, crayons, toy cars etc. 

 

Our key vocabulary this week will be:

* more than/ greater than

* less than/ fewer than

* equal to/ the same as

 

Our focus today is all of them.  First watch this video.  

Comparing Numbers Within 10

Use the PowerPoint below and your knowledge of more than/ less than/ equal to and compare the things on the shelves in the toy shop.  

For example:

Looking at this picture.

We could say that 2 bears is less than 3 bears OR 3 bears is more than 2 bears OR there are more pink bears than brown bears OR there are fewer brown bears than pink bears. 

Topic - Dangerous Dinosaurs

In your pack there is a picture of a dinosaur and some shapes.  Use the shapes to make your dinosaur.

Thursday 25th February

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen.

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Then pick two or three different starting numbers and count on to 20.  

4) Number formation - our number today is number 17.  Your number formation sheet is in your new learning pack. 

Physical

Here are two more 'Shake Breaks' for this Thursday morning. 

If You're Happy and You Know It | Song for Kids | Pancake Manor

Sonic the Hedgehog: Here Comes the Boom! | GoNoodle

Phonics

Today's sound is 'sh'. 

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.
Now try this Fred game.  Listen to the Fred talk and see if you can work out the colours that Fred sounds out.  Good luck!

Maths

This week in Maths we are going to concentrate on using and understanding the language needed to compare numbers.  You will need to use the number cards that were in one of your earlier learning packs and some apparatus like Lego bricks, crayons, toy cars etc. 

 

Our key vocabulary this week will be:

* more than/ greater than

* less than/ fewer than

* equal to/ the same as

 

Our focus today is equal to/ the same as.  First watch this video.  

Sesame Street: Cookie Monster Helps Prairie Dawn Get Equal

Initially use numbers to 10.  Move on to numbers to 20 if your child is confident and is correctly making groups of objects 'the same as or equal to' numbers to 10.  

 

Pick a number card and turn it over.  Say the number that is on the card and then use your Lego/ crayons/ cars etc to make groups of objects that are equal to or the same as the number on the card.  Can you make at least two for each number card? 

 

Each time say the sentence:

'Number x' is equal to 'x Lego bricks'.

 

e.g. 

'Number 5 is equal to 5 crayons.'

 

Repeat this for four different number cards.   

Topic - Dangerous Dinosaurs

Watch this short video all about dinosaurs.  Then find the label the dinosaur sheet from your learning pack.  Can you cut out the labels and stick them in the right place on the diagram of the dinosaur?

 

DINOSAURS: all you need to know | Educational Videos for Kids

Story

Today's story is called 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' by Julia Donaldson.  Today you need to have a first listen to the story.

Tyrannosaurus Drip | Bedtime Stories for kids

Wednesday 24th February

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen.

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Then pick two or three different starting numbers and count on to 20.  

4) Number formation - our number today is number 16.  Your number formation sheet is in your new learning pack. 

Physical

Try today's 'Shake Breaks'.

SHAKE BREAK ♫| Action Songs for Kids | Sing and Dance! | Pancake Manor

I Can Move My Body Like Anything | Movement Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Phonics

Today's sound is 'm'.  Here is the Speed Sound lesson. 

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.
Now try this Fred game.  Listen to the Fred talk and see if you can work out the actions that Fred sounds out.  Good luck!

Maths

This week in Maths we are going to concentrate on using and understanding the language needed to compare numbers.  You will need to use the number cards that were in one of your earlier learning packs and some apparatus like Lego bricks, crayons, toy cars etc. 

 

Our key vocabulary this week will be:

* more than/ greater than

* less than/ fewer than

* equal to/ the same as

 

Our focus today is less than/ fewer than.  First watch this video.  

Kindergarten - Math - Fewer and More

Initially use numbers to 10.  Move on to numbers to 20 if your child is confident and is correctly making groups of objects 'smaller than' numbers to 10.  

 

Pick a number card and turn it over.  Say the number that is on the card and then use your Lego/ crayons/ cars etc to make groups of objects that are smaller than the number on the card.  Can you make at least two for each number card? 

 

Each time say the sentence:

'Number x' is smaller than or less than 'y'.

 

e.g. 

'4 is smaller than 7' or '3 Lego bricks is less than 6'. 

 

Repeat this for four different number cards.   

Story

Here is another story with Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs. 

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School - Give Us a Story!

Topic - Dangerous Dinosaurs

Today we are going to make binoculars so that you can be a dinosaur explorer.  In your learning packs there are instructions for making toilet roll tube binoculars.  If you don't have two toilet rolls, could you use rolled up card or paper instead?  You can decorate them any way you want.  I look forward to seeing your explorer's binoculars. 

Tuesday 23rd February

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen.

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Then pick two or three different starting numbers and count on to 20.  

4) Number formation - our number today is number 15.  Your number formation sheet is in your new learning pack. 

Physical

Here are two more 'shake breaks'.  You can do these at any time to break up your learning.  The most important thing is that you have fun doing them.

Shake Your Sillies Out ♫ Brain Breaks Songs for Kids ♫ Kids Action Songs by The Learning Station

Shake Break | Brain Breaks | Jack Hartmann

Phonics

Today's sound is 'a'.  Watch the lesson video and then practice writing the sound using the sheet from your learning pack. 

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Now try this Fred game.  Listen to the Fred talk and see if you can find the body part that Fred sounds out.  Good luck!

 

Maths

This week in Maths we are going to concentrate on using and understanding the language needed to compare numbers.  You will need to use the number cards that were in one of your earlier learning packs and some apparatus like Lego bricks, crayons, toy cars etc. 

 

Our key vocabulary this week will be:

* more than/ greater than

* less than/ fewer than

* equal to/ the same as

 

Our focus today is more than/ greater than.  First watch this video introduction.  

Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To

Initially use numbers to 10.  Move on to numbers to 20 if your child is confident and is correctly making groups of objects 'bigger than' numbers to 10.  

 

Pick a number card and turn it over.  Say the number that is on the card and then use your Lego/ crayons/ cars etc to make groups of objects that are bigger than the number on the card.  Can you make at least two for each number card? 

 

Each time say the sentence:

'Number x' is bigger than or more than 'y'.

 

e.g. 

'7 is bigger than 4' or '6 Lego bricks is more than 3'. 

 

Repeat this for four different number cards.   

Story

Listen to 'Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs' again.  After you have listened to the story, think about the following questions together.

1) Who is the main character in the story?

2) What does Harry find in Gran's attic?

3) What does Harry need to do to fix the dinosaurs? 

4) What did Sam say about Harry's dinosaurs?

6) Where did Harry leave the dinosaurs?  

7) How did Harry get the dinosaurs back? 

8) How do you think Harry felt when he got his dinosaurs back?

Topic - Dangerous Dinosaurs

Watch the topic video from yesterday all about dinosaurs.  You will then need your dinosaur paper and word mat from your learning pack.  Choose your favourite dinosaur from the word mat and draw it at the top of your dinosaur paper.  You can colour your dinosaur too.  Once you have done that, can you copy the name of the dinosaur you have drawn on the top line of your paper. 

 

Monday 22nd February

Hello Reception,

I hope that you have had a lovely week and that you have enjoyed spending time together.  I hope that it won't be long until we can all be back at school together but until then I look forward to seeing all of the lovely things that you do at home.

 

Your new home learning packs will be ready for you to collect from Tuesday morning.  The learning tasks that I set for you today can be done on paper.

 

1) Name writing - you can choose whether you use pencil, crayon or felt tip pen.  We now need to make sure that we concentrate on correct letter formation.

2) Drawing - choose something that you would like to draw.  It can be a character, a toy, a vehicle you like, a pet........you can use a picture to help you!  The focus here is using the correct pencil grip to hold your pencil and looking at the shapes and lines that you need to make in order to draw the thing you have chosen.

3) Counting - start off by counting forwards from 0 to 20.  Then pick two or three different starting numbers and count on to 20.  

4) Number formation - before the holiday we reached number 14.  Today, write all of your numbers from 0 to 14 before we move on to a new number tomorrow.      

Physical

Here are two 'Shake Breaks' for you to try.

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

Brain Break ♫ Exercise Song for Kids ♫ Fitness Songs Kids ♫ Move with Me ♫ The Learning Station

Phonics

Today's sound is 's'.  Once you have watched the lesson, practice writing 's' on paper.   

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

Choose your favourite board game to play today.  It can be one of the maths games that were sent home the week before half term or a game that you have at home.  When you roll the dice you will be using your subitising skills to recognise the number you have rolled.  You will then need your counting skills to make sure you move the correct number forwards.   

Topic - Dangerous Dinosaurs

Today we are starting our new topic all about dinosaurs.  Today is an introduction to our new topic.  The first thing you need to do is to take the time machine to the time of the dinosaurs.  Once you are there; watch the introduction to dinosaurs.  

Time machine to the dinosaurs

Dangerous dinosaurs

Time machine to the present day

Story

Here is a dinosaur story for you to enjoy today.  This is 'Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs' by Ian Whybrow.  Have a first listen today and talk about what happened in the story.   

🦎 Dinosaur Story | Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs read aloud by Books Read Aloud For Kids

Friday 12th February

As we reach half term, I wanted to say a very big well done to you all for all your hard work during the last six weeks.  It has not been easy but I am so very proud of you all.  I hope that you will all have a lovely break at half term and I hope that it won't be long before we can all be back in class together.

 

Moms and dads; thank you so much for all of the fantastic work that you have been doing with your children every day.  I love seeing the photos that you send showing me your child's achievements.  I hope that you will be able to have a well deserved break next week and I thank you again for all of your support.

 

Mrs Perry and Mrs Mason    

 

1) Write your name in the Friday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is fourteen.  Use the number fourteen practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc.  Can you also count back?  If counting back from 20 is tricky then try counting back from 10. 

Physical

At school today we will be celebrating Chinese New Year so today's yoga is all about a dragon. 

Cracker The Dragon Of Wonder | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Your sound today is 'd'.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

Today's learning is about combining amounts to make a total.  Watch this Number blocks episode about combining two amounts to make a total.

Combining Totals Game

Now try this game.  You will need two dice, counters and the game board.  Roll both dice and count up all the spots.  Use one of your counters to cover the number that is the same as your total.  The first one to get four of their counters in a row is the winner.

Topic - Chinese New Year

This afternoon we are going to be celebrating Chinese New Year.  Here are two clips showing a little of what it is like to celebrate Chinese New Year. 

CBeebies: Preparing For Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

CBeebies: Celebrating Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

In your pack, you have a number of different Chinese New activities.  Have a go at one of them or all of them; you decide!  I look forward to seeing your creations!

Thursday 11th February

1) Write your name in the Thursday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is thirteen.  Use the number thirteen practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc.  Can you also count back?  If counting back from 20 is tricky then try counting back from 10. 

Physical

I hope that you enjoyed yesterday's Minecraft yoga session.  Today's is all about Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sonic The Hedgehog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 't'.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

For today's game you will need your knowledge of finding one less.  First, watch this Numberblocks episode about counting down from 10.

One Less Game

Now play the one less game.  Take it in turns to roll the dice.  Say the number you have rolled and then the number that is one less than the number you rolled.  Use one of your counters to cover that number on the game board.  Carry on playing until all numbers are covered.  The player with the most numbers covered is the winner. 

Story

Have another listen to our story, The Snail and the Whale.  Talk about the following questions.

Who goes on a journey?

Where do they go?

What happens to them while they are on their journey?

Do they enjoy their journey?  How do you know?

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Valentine's Day

Today you will need the resources you have left in your plastic wallet and the sheet from your pack with pictures to help you make a Valentine's Day card for someone you love. 

Which of the materials will you use?

Who is your card to?

Can you write the inside of the card?  Use your phonics to sound out the words that you want to write.  

Wednesday 10th February

1) Write your name in the Wednesday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is twelve.  Use the number twelve practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc.  Can you also count back?  If counting back from 20 is tricky then try counting back from 10. 

Physical

Your yoga session today has a Minecraft theme. 

Minecraft | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'i'.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

For today's game you will need your knowledge of finding one more.  First, watch this Numberblocks episode about adding one more. 

One More Game

Now play the one more game.  Take it in turns to roll the dice.  Say the number you have rolled and then the number that is one more than the number you rolled.  Use one of your counters to cover that number on the game board.  Carry on playing until all numbers are covered.  The player with the most numbers covered is the winner. 

Story

Our book today is another story about a journey.  It is called 'The Snail and The Whale' by Julia Donaldson.  Have a first listen to the story today.    

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Valentine's Day

Today you will need you plastic pot of resources and the sheet from your pack with pictures to help you make a love bug.  

Tuesday 9th February

1) Write your name in the Tuesday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is eleven.  Use the number eleven practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc.  Can you also count back?  If counting back from 20 is tricky then try counting back from 10. 

Physical

Today is the last challenge in our yoga quest.  Well done for completing the yoga quest with us.  You will find your certificate in your learning pack.  Well done!

 

In our final challenge we meet Crackles.  

Colonel Crockles the Crocodile | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Our sound today is 'n'.  Watch the sound lesson and then have a go at blending. 

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

Today's game is all about using your subitising skills.  First, watch this Numberblocks episode about counting with the Numberblobs. 

The game you will need today is counting pirate treasure.  You will need a partner to play with.  Have a pirate treasure board each.  Cut the treasure chests out and turn them over so that you can't see them.  Take it in turns to turn over one of the treasure chests and count the treasure.  If the amount of treasure matches the number your pirate wants then place it in your treasure chest.  The first player to collect six treasure chests is the winner. 

Story

Have another listen to 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. 

Where do the children go on their journey? 

What different parts to the children's journey are there? 

Which part of their journey do you think you would like best?  Why?

Are there any parts of their journey you don't think you would like?  Why?  

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Are we nearly there?

In your learning pack this week you will find all of the things that you need to make your own rocket.

 

You will need the toilet roll tube, silver foil and a piece of card.  Use these items and the pictures to make a rocket of your own.  You can wrap your rocket in the silver foil and use the card board to cut a disc for the top and make windows and a door.  Make it your own.  I look forward to seeing your pictures!

Monday 8th February

It was so lovely to see so many of you on Zoom on Friday.  The me, Mrs Mason and children at school have been missing you so it was so nice to see all the lovely things you have been doing at home.   

 

1) Write your name in the Monday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is ten.  Use the number ten practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc.  Can you also count back?  If counting back from 20 is tricky then try counting back from 10. 

Physical

There are only 2 challenges left on our Yoga Quest; well done.  Today we are still in Party Town and we meet Nelson.

Nelson The Pigeon | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Our sound today is 'p'.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

This week I have sent home lots of different maths games for you to play.  Each day I will post a song or video for you to watch and then let you know which game to play.  This is a fun way to use your math's skills this week.  Maybe you could turn it into a bit of a competition to see who can win the most games this week?  

Once you have watched the counting to 20 video, play the Snakes and Ladders game.  You will need to make your dice and cut out enough counters so that each player has one each.  

Snakes and Ladders

Story

The stories we will have this week are all connected to journeys.  Our first story this week is one that the children do know but is a lovely story that the children enjoy listening to and joining in with.  

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Helicopter Stories

For Helicopter Stories this week, Mrs Teale will be looking at describing characters with the children in school.  In your learning pack this week, there is a big bad wolf character sheet.  Let your child describe the big bad wolf to you.  Write down exactly what they say; just as you would do normally. 

Friday 5th February

I really hope that Zoom will work properly this morning.  I am looking forward to seeing you all.  It is your chance to see your friends, share a piece of work you have done that you are really proud of and share a story with us. 

 

1) Write your name in the Friday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is nine.  Use the number nine practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc.  Can you also count back?  If counting back from 20 is tricky then try counting back from 10. 

Physical

 

Betsy the Banana | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'o'. 

 

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/AB5zXljO/ocyYhZR8

 

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

 

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/gptEasjP/NY4XwRwO

Maths

Today we are continuing with our work on 3D shapes. 

We have looked at three 3D shapes so far this week.  What are they called?  Tell your adult what you know about each of the shapes - cube, cone and sphere.

 

Today we are going to watch this 3D shape song.

3D Shapes | Fun Shape Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Today we will focus on a cylinder.  Have a go at the Cylinder sheet from your pack and then make the net of the cylinder.  What do you notice about a cylinder? 

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Thursday 4th February

I am sorry about the technical problems that we had with Zoom yesterday.  It was very disappointing that we could not get it to work properly.  I have set up a new meeting for Friday morning at 10.30am.  I will send a new invite and hope that you will be able to join.  Fingers crossed that it all works this time!

 

1) Write your name in the Thursday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is eight.  Use the number eight practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc.  Can you also count back?  If counting back from 20 is tricky then try counting back from 10. 

Physical

Well done for completing all of the challenges in the Winter Wonderland.  We are moving on to our last zone which is Party Town.  Our first challenge in Party Town is meeting Calypso the Flamingo.  

Calypso the Flamingo | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today our sound is 'c'.  Here is the lesson video.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

Today we are continuing with our work on 3D shapes.  What two 3D shapes have we already found out about this week?  What can you tell me about a cube?  What can you remember about a cone?

 

Today we are going to watch this 3D shape song.

Monster Trucks Learn 3D Shapes | Episode 10

Today we will concentrate on a new shape that looks like a football.  Do you know what it is called?  It is a sphere.  

 

Have a look at this PowerPoint rhyme about a sphere.

Now complete the sheet about a sphere.  Can you find lots of different examples of spheres in your home?  Take a photo of all the spheres that you found so that I can see them all. How many different ones did you find?  They are all spheres.  How are they the same and how are they different?

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Are we Nearly There?

In your learning pack you will have the following sheets.  Cut out the pieces and use them to create a vehicle of your own.

Wednesday 3rd February

1) Write your name in the Wednesday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is seven.  Use the number seven practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc.  Can you also count back?  If counting back from 20 is tricky then try counting back from 10. 

Physical

Today's yoga challenge is Christmas!  I know that it is February now but that is the quest today!! 

Christmas Special | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

 

3D Shapes Song For Kids | Spheres, Cylinders, Pyramids, Cubes, & Cones

What was the name of our 3D shape yesterday?  What can you tell me about a cube?  How many faces does it have?  What shape are the faces?  What other things are shaped like a cube? 

 

Today we will focus on a cone.  A cone has one circle face and one curved face.  What objects do you know that are cone shaped?  Complete the cone sheet from your work pack and make your 3D cone animal. 

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Reception Class Zoom

I am really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the Zoom session this afternoon.  I sent an invitation yesterday afternoon ready for our 2.30pm session.  This is a chance to see your friends, share a piece of work you are proud of and share a story with your friends.  

Tuesday 2nd February

1) Write your name in the Tuesday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is six.  Use the number six practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc.  Can you also count back?  If counting back from 20 is tricky then try counting back from 10. 

Physical

Today's yoga is based on 'Frozen'.  It is a longer quest so you may want to do this in two parts.  

Frozen | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Here is today's phonics lesson.  Our sound is 'f'.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

How did you do with your 3D shapes yesterday?  What 3D shape names can you remember?  What real examples did you find in your home?  Here is another song for you to watch.   

"Shawna's 3D Shapes" by ABCmouse.com

The focus today is on a cube.  

Cubes - Can you find examples of cubes in your home? 

              Explain that 3D shapes have faces.  Show your child this.

              What do you notice about the shape of the faces?  (They are square)

              How many faces does the cube have?  (6)     

 

Have a go at the cube sheet in your pack and then use the net of the cube to make a cube of your own.                                                                                                      

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Are we Nearly There?

Our topic is all about ways to travel.  You will need these sheets from your pack.  Before completing them, ask your child to think about what different types of transport do you know? Pick a few of the different pictures and talk about where they travel.  e.g. a boat needs water to travel etc.

Monday 1st February

Hello Reception, I hope that you have had a good weekend?  On Wednesday we will have our first class Zoom session at 2.30pm.  This will be chance to say hello to your friends, share some home learning that you are really proud of and enjoy a story with us.  I will send an invite on Wednesday morning ready for the afternoon session.  I really hope that you can all join in as we are really missing you and would love to see and hear from you. 

 

1) Write your name in the Monday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is five.  Use the number five practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc. 

Physical

Today's yoga adventure is with Joybob the Polar Bear.  Have fun!

Joybob The Polar Bear | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'l'.  Here is the lesson video. 

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

Today we are moving on to learning about 3D shapes.  Before looking at 3D shapes; review what you child knows about 2D shapes.

1) Tell me about shapes that you know. (Should know at least square, rectangle, triangle, circle.  May also know oval, semi-circle, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon and octagon.) 

2) What is the same about all of the shapes?  (They are 2D shapes meaning that they are flat.  May also talk about them all having sides and most having corners.)

3) Do you know the names of any 3D shapes?  (It is okay if they don't!)  

 

Have a watch of this song as an introduction to 3D shapes. 

3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

Now watch this introduction to 3D shapes.  The worksheet for this lesson is not in your learning pack as I don't want the children to complete this learning task.  

https://vimeo.com/476287832

Once you have watched this lesson, find the '3D Shape Hunt' sheet in your learning pack.  Have a look around your house and try and find examples of the 3D shapes that are on the sheet.  Colour them in when you find them.  Can you find them all?  (Don't worry if you can't!)

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Story

Our new book is an information text about boats.  It is called 'Brilliant Boats' by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker.  Have a first listen today. 

Brilliant Boats by Tony Mitton & Ant Parker - Read Aloud Story for Kids

Topic - Are we nearly there? 

On Monday afternoon the children would usually have 'Helicopter Stories'.  This is the opportunity for your child to tell us a story about anything they want.  While your child tells me a story, I write your child's story exactly as they tell it to me.

 

Our new topic is all about journeys.  Encourage your child to tell you a story that involves a journey today.  I have included some pictures that may help to give your child some ideas.  While they tell the story, write down exactly what they say (even if it doesn't necessarily make sense or flow to you as an adult).  Helicopter Stories encourages your child to use their imagination and develop their skills as a story teller.    

Friday 29th January

1) Write your name in the Friday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is four.  Use the number four practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc. 

​​​​​​Physical

For our yoga today we move to Winter Wonderland.  Our first challenge in this new area is to meet Pedro Penguin. 

Pedro the Penguin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'h'.  Here is the lesson video for our sound. 

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

We have been learning all about finding one more and one less.  What happens to our number when we find one more?  What happens to our number when we find one less? 

Try this game all about finding one more and one less.  Choose to play the game finding one more or one less using numbers 1-20.  

You could also try this game.  Count the number of bees and then click the number that is one more or one less depending on what the instruction is. 

Story

Have another listen to 'The Hundred Decker Bus.'  Think about the story.  Where are the people going?  Where would you like to go on an adventure?  How would you travel?  When would you like to go?  Who would go with you?  What would you do while you were there?  What would you take with you?  How long would you go for? 

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Thursday 28th January

1) Write your name in the Thursday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is three.  Use the number three practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc. 

Physical

Today is the last challenge in Rumbly Jungle.  Our new friend today is Frank the frog.

Frank The Frog | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'j'. 

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

Today we are continuing with finding one less.  Watch the lesson video and try the learning task at the end.  You will need objects to count, a tens frame and your number cards. 

 

Story

In class, we have read a new story called 'The Hundred Decker Bus' by Mike Smith.  I hope that you enjoy it too!

The Hundred Decker Bus - Story Read Aloud by Big Fox

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Wednesday 27th January

1) Write your name in the Wednesday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is two.  Use the number two practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc. 

Physical

Today's challenge sees us meet Tiny the T-rex!

Tiny the T-Rex | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Our sound today is 'y'.  Here is the lesson video followed by the 'Blend at Home.'

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

We have been investigating finding one more.  Today we will move on to one less.  1) Watch the Numberblocks episode below. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r41qb/numberblocks-series-2-ten-green-bottles

 

2) Get 10 objects - toys/ pencils/ crayons/ Lego pieces - and make a line of 10.  

3) Count the 10 objects, take one away, how many are there now?  Count the remaining objects.  Repeat this until you reach zero.  When we add one more the number of objects we have gets bigger.  What happens to the number of objects when we take one away/ find one less?  

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Are we There Yet?

Yesterday you watched the introduction video about the different types of transport.  This activity will be for the next three days.  You may need to start the traffic survey one day and carry on another depending on how much traffic you see. 

 

1) Complete the traffic survey that is in your pack.  You could go for a walk, choose a place to stand and complete the survey.  You could stand on your street and observe the traffic going past or you could stand in your window and watch the traffic going past your house.  Tick the different types of transport that you see.  

2) Talk about the things that you saw.  What types of transport did you see the most of?  What did you see the least of?  What did you not see at all?

3) Display this in a simple chart.  Split a piece of paper in half.  Label one side of the paper, 'Vehicles I saw' and the other 'Vehicles I did not see'.  Your child can then either write the names of the vehicles in the correct side or draw the vehicles in the correct side.     

Tuesday 26th January

1) Write your name in the Tuesday slot on the name writing sheet. 

2) Today's number to practise is one.  Use the number one practise sheet from your pack. 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc. 

Physical

On our yoga adventure today we meet Dodgson the Dodo.

Dodgson the Dodo | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'z'.  Here is the sound lesson.

 

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at Home lesson.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

Watch the lesson from Oak National Academy all about finding one more.  You will need the tens frame and number cards from your learning pack.  You will also need some Lego bricks/ pasta/ crayons or anything you can use to count and place on your tens frame.  Pause the video when asked to complete the learning tasks. 

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Are we there yet?

This is the start of our new topic.  Watch this introduction video all about going on a journey. 

 

Fantastic journeys!

Once you have watched the video, talk to your child about the following things.

1) What different types of transport did you see in the video?

2) Which do you think are fast ways to travel?

3) Which do you think are slow ways to travel?

4) Which of the vehicles have you travelled in before?  

5) Which was your favourite?  Why did you likeit?

6) Which vehicles have you not travelled in before?

7) Which one would you like to travel in?  Where would you like to go? 

Monday 25th January

Hello Reception, I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed playing in the snow?  The garden looked lovely yesterday all covered in snow.  We even let our rabbit go in the snow for the first time.  She loved it but it did get all stuck to her fur!

 

As school is closed today due to the weather conditions, I will make sure that all of the learning can be done on paper as you will not have the sheets from your learning pack.  

I have slightly changed the every day tasks so that it is a little different for the children for the next few weeks.

1) Write your name on paper.  You could find somewhere outside to write it in the snow. 

2) Today's number to practise is zero.  Can you write it in pencil?  Can you write it in crayon?  Can you write it outside in the snow? 

3) You can colour, draw or paint a picture of your choice.  The focus here is on pencil/ pen/ brush grip. 

4) Count to 20.  This can be by watching a video, counting toys or objects or counting an action such as star jump etc. 

Physical

For yoga today, we move to our next zone, Rumbly Jungle.  In our first challenge we meet Stezzi the parrot.  Have fun! 

Stezzi The Parrot | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Our sound today is 'x'.  Watch the sound lesson video and the practise writing 'x'.

Once you have watched the sound lesson, here is the Learning to Blend at home.  In your new home learning pack for this week I have included a set of sound cards.  Once Rosie has made the word on the sound chart, pause the video so that your child can use their sound cards to make the word.  They can then point to the sounds as Rosie does and blend them to say the word.

Maths

For maths today we are continuing with one more.  Watch the Numberblocks video from Friday and then have a go at the space themed 'Counting one more' sheet from your pack.  

 

Count the objects; remembering to touch each object as you say the number.  Count all of the objects and then say the number that is one more.  Write the number in the circle at the end of the row.  There is a numberline in your child's learning pack this week if they need support with one more or writing the number.  When they say the number that is one more, ask them to point to it on the numberline so that you know they can recognise the corresponding digit.

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Are we nearly there? 

On Monday afternoon the children would usually have 'Helicopter Stories'.  This is the opportunity for your child to tell us a story about anything they want.  While your child tells me a story, I write your child's story exactly as they tell it to me.

 

Our new topic is all about transport.  Encourage your child to tell you a story that has a vehicle in today.  I have included some pictures that may help to give your child some ideas.  While they tell the story, write down exactly what they say (even if it doesn't necessarily make sense or flow to you as an adult).  Helicopter Stories encourages your child to use their imagination and develop their skills as a story teller.    

Make sure that you have time today to go and play in the snow.  Send me the pictures of you having fun in the snow. 

Friday 22nd January

1) Practise writing your name without the tracing sheet.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 without the tracing sheet.  

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  Watch one of the videos that I posted last week before practising counting to 20.

Physical

Yesterday we met the sheriff of Desert Gorge.  Today is our last challenge in Desert Gorge and we will meet Alan the camel!

Alan the Camel | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'v'.  Watch the lesson for the sound, complete the practise sheet from your pack and then watch the 'Learning to Blend at Home' video. 

Maths

Yesterday we began to think about the concept of finding 'one more' through the practical task of physically moving on one more on a numberline.  

 

Watch this Numberblocks episode that reinforces the concept that when we find or add one more then our number will get bigger by 1. 

Now try this practical task to reinforce adding one each time.  If you are not able to find leaves or pebbles, you can use anything that you might have in the house such as toys, crayons etc. 

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Winter Wonderland

In school this week the children are going to create a fact sheet about their favourite snowy animal.  Draw you favourite snowy animal on paper.  Then you will need to write short facts around your picture.  This could be a short sentence or labels.   

e.g Has white fur.  OR white fur

 

Try to use your phonics to sound out the words that you want to write.    

 

This task should be done a bit at a time over the three days that are left this week.

1) Draw your animal and write its name.

2) Write one or two facts or labels.

3) Write one or two more facts or labels.  

Thursday 21st January

1) Practise writing your name without the tracing sheet.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 without the tracing sheet.  

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  Watch one of the videos that I posted last week before practising counting to 20.

Physical

Yesterday we met Lulu the lioness; the children in school really enjoyed meeting her.  Today's adventure is with Sheriff Updown the Rabbit! 

Sheriff Updown the Rabbit | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'nk'.  Watch the lesson for the sound, complete the practise sheet from your pack and then watch the 'Learning to Blend at Home' video. 

Maths

Today we are going to start to think about the concept of 'one more'.  Explain to your child that when we add one more, our number will get one bigger.  As an introductory activity; try this home learning task. 

 

You don't have to draw a number line using chalk, you could write the numbers on paper instead.  The task needs to be practical and your child should be active while they learn.  

Story

Today we have a new book.  It is an information book all about penguins.  You are very lucky because Mrs Walker is reading our book today.  Talk to your child about information books not being stories but rather being fact books with information to help us learn more.  Talk about the facts that are in the book about penguins.   

Penguins - information book

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Topic - Winter Wonderland

In school this week the children are going to create a fact sheet about their favourite snowy animal.  Draw you favourite snowy animal on paper.  Then you will need to write short facts around your picture.  This could be a short sentence or labels.   

e.g Has white fur.  OR white fur

 

Try to use your phonics to sound out the words that you want to write.    

 

This task should be done a bit at a time over the three days that are left this week.

1) Draw your animal and write its name.

2) Write one or two facts or labels.

3) Write one or two more facts or labels.  

Wednesday 20th January

1) Practise writing your name without the tracing sheet.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 without the tracing sheet.  

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  Watch one of the videos that I posted last week before practising counting to 20.

Physical

We completed the first zone in our yoga quest yesterday, well done!  We are now moving on to Desert Gorge.  Our first stop here is to meet Lulu the Lion.   

Lulu the Baby Lioness | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'u'.  Watch the lesson for the sound, complete the practise sheet from your pack and then watch the 'Learning to Blend at Home' video. 

Maths

Today we are looking at comparing two groups of objects and deciding which has more and which has less or fewer. 

 

There are different ways for you to do this task today.  You could:

1) Use 10-15 toys/ crayons etc.  Split the total into two groups and ask your child which has more or which has fewer.  Encourage your child to describe the groups using more/ less/ fewer.

2) Click the link below which will take you to a Curious George bug catcher game.  Your child must choose which colour bug there are more or less of.

3) Look at the ideas on the 'More or Less Home Learning Challenges' sheet.  Pick one or two of the tasks and explore the concept with your child.

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Story

Have another watch of 'Say Hello to the Snowy Animals' from yesterday.  Today we are going to have a first look at rhyming words.  Explain that rhyming words are pairs or groups or words that sound the same. 

e.g. cat and mat

      log and frog

      sad, dad and mad

Watch the video below and then listen again to the story, 'Say Hello to the Snowy Animals'.  Can you help your child to identify rhyming words from each page in the story.  Record the rhyming pairs if you can.

Rocco the Rhyming Rhino | Rhyming Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Topic - Winter Wonderland

In school this week the children are going to create a fact sheet about their favourite snowy animal.  Draw you favourite snowy animal on paper.  Then you will need to write short facts around your picture.  This could be a short sentence or labels.   

e.g Has white fur.  OR white fur

 

Try to use your phonics to sound out the words that you want to write.    

 

This task should be done a bit at a time over the three days that are left this week.

1) Draw your animal and write its name.

2) Write one or two facts or labels.

3) Write one or two more facts or labels.  

Tuesday 19th January 

1) Practise writing your name without the tracing sheet.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 without the tracing sheet.  

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  Watch one of the videos that I posted last week before practising counting to 20.

 

Physical

I hope that you enjoyed meeting Squish the Fish yesterday.  Today is the last challenge in Shark's Bay before we move on to our next zone.  Today we meet Nibs the octopus. 

Nibs the Octopus | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'ng'.  Watch the sound lesson below before completing the 'ng' sheet from your pack.  After that watch the 'Blending at Home' lesson.

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Story

Today we have a new story, 'Say Hello to the Snowy Animals' by Ian Whybrow.

Say Hello to the Snowy Animals

Once you have listened to the new story, make a list of all the different animals that you meet in the story.  You can make your list by drawing pictures, writing words or a bit of both. 

Maths

Today you are going to be counting a group of objects.  You will need some objects to count.  These count be cars, crayons, tins from the cupboard or anything else that you have at home.   

1) Ask your child to give you a certain number of objects up to 10.  

e.g. Can you give me 8 pencils?

 

2) Give your child 10 of the objects.  Tell your child how many you want.

e.g. Can I have 6 of the cars please?

 

3) Using the 10 objects; ask your child to split them into 2 groups.

e.g. Can you put 7 tins in one group and 3 tins in the other? 

Monday 18th January

Hello Reception, I hope that you all had a lovely weekend.  I am looking forward to seeing all of your home learning again this week; I have been super impressed with all of the photos that you have been sending me.

 

1) Practise writing your name without the tracing sheet.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 without the tracing sheet.  

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  Watch one of the videos that I posted last week before practising counting to 20. 

Physical

We made a really good start to our yoga quest last week.  We have already completed three challenges.  In challenge number 4 today we meet Squish the Fish!  Good luck!

Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'r'.  Watch the lesson video before completing the 'r' practise sheet from your pack.  After that watch the Learning to Blend at Home video. 

Maths

For the next two days we are going to practise our counting skills. 

Today we are going to count our actions.  Below is a list of actions. 

* claps                                       * turns

* jumps                                      * skips 

* hops                                        * climbing steps

* nose taps                                * head pats

* steps                                       * runs on the spot

Give your child an action and a number up to 20.  Make sure that while your child completes the action they also count accurately.  Say each number clearly and in order.  Encourage your child to count independently but help them if they miss a number or are not sure what comes next.  Pick at least 5 to complete.

 

Reading

We have a subscription to the Read Write Inc ebook Library.  This can be accessed via this web address: www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Once you are on the website, click on 'My class login' (top right) and enter the following class name and password.

Class username: bwps reception

Class password: read

Choose books from either the lilac or pink levels.  The lilac level books have no words and encourage your child to use the pictures to tell a story.  The pink level books have some patterned language and decodable words.  Encourage your child to say the sounds and then try to blend them back together to make the word.

Story

Today is the last day of reading our story 'Betty and the Yeti'.  Listen to the story again and decide on which is your favourite part.  Draw a picture to show your favourite part and try to write a sentence to tell me about your drawing.  Use your phonics to say the sounds in the words you want to write.  Tell your parent about your picture and your sentence.  

Parents - once your child has completed their picture and sentence, ask them to talk to you about both their picture and the sentence that they have written.  Write their sentence underneath as they tell you. 

Topic - Winter Wonderland

On Monday afternoon the children would usually have 'Helicopter Stories'.  This is the opportunity for your child to tell us a story about anything they want.  While your child tells me a story, I write your child's story exactly as they tell it to me.

 

Encourage your child to tell you a snowy animal story today.  I have included some pictures that may help to give your child some ideas.  While they tell the story, write down exactly what they say (even if it doesn't necessarily make sense or flow to you as an adult).  Helicopter Stories encourages your child to use their imagination and develop their skills as a story teller.    

Friday 15th January

1) Practise writing your name using either a tracing sheet or paper.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 using either a tracing sheet or paper.

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  You can use one of the videos I will post this week or count without the use of the video. 

Counting 1 to 20 | Number Songs | PINKFONG Songs for Children

Physical

That's another yoga quest ticked off, well done!  In our third quest, we meet Popcorn the Dolphin!

Popcorn the Dolphin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'qu'.  Watch the lesson video, complete the 'qu' sheet from your learning pack and then watch the 'Learning to Blend at Home' video. 

Maths

Today we are going to think about height and measuring height.  Your first job is to watch this video all about taller and shorter.

EYFS - Height: Taller and Shorter

Now that you have watched the video, this is your task.

1) Find your favourite toy.  Can you find things at home that are taller than your toy and things that are shorter than your toy?  Find 3 taller things and 3 shorter things.

2) Can you find something in your house that is shorter than you and something that is taller then you?  

Story

Listen to the 'Betty and the Yeti' story again today.  After you have listened to the story, draw the items of clothing, that belong to the yeti, that Betty found in the snow.  With an adult, say the word for the item of clothing and then say the sounds.  Ask your child to have a go at writing the sounds they can hear to try and spell the word. 

 

They will not know how to make all of the sounds in every word and this is fine.  They should write the ones that they know.  

Topic - Arctic Wonderland

In our story, Betty and the Yeti, Betty meets three animals that live in cold places.  Here are some episodes of Andy's Aquatic Adventures and Andy's Safari Adventures where he meets animals that live in cold places.  Choose one to watch.  Create a picture that includes that animal.  You can paint, draw and colour, use a computer or tablet or make something.  I will let you decide.  I look forward to seeing what you create.  Have fun!

Thursday 14th January

1) Practise writing your name using either a tracing sheet or paper.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 using either a tracing sheet or paper.

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  You can use one of the videos I will post this week or count without the use of the video. 

Count to 20 and Workout | Fun Counting Song for Kids | Count by 1's to 20 | Jack Hartmann

Physical

I hope that you enjoyed yoga yesterday.  Well done, we have completed the first quest.  We have ticked it off on the quest sheet.

Today's quest is Moana!

Moana | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's phonic sound is 'w'.  Watch the lesson, complete the 'w' practise sheet and then watch the 'Blend at Home' video.

Maths

Yesterday we revised our 2D shapes.  Today you have two shape tasks.

1) Watch the Number Blocks shape video.

2) Go on a shape hunt.  Can you find things in your home that are the same shape as some of our 2D shapes?  Look for things that are squares, circles, rectangles or triangles.  Can you find other shapes such as a semi-circle, pentagon, hexagon or octagon?  

Story

Today we have a new story, 'Betty and the Yeti' by Ella Burfoot.

This is the first time we have read this story so today, after listening to/ reading the story, discuss the following words or phrases with your child plus any others that you think they might need explaining.

* sled

* jingly jangly fluffy hat

* enormous

* "I do not mean to gloat."  

* blubber

* arctic hare

* peering

* yeti

* folk

* Betty didn't fret

* little mittened hand

* befriend

Betty and the YETI by Ella Burfoot (Book Read Aloud)

Topic - Winter Wonderland

Yesterday you cut out and sorted the the clothes into those you would wear in the winter and those you would wear in the summer.  Our topic is Winter Wonderland so today I want you to think just about winter, the clothes you would wear and how to stay safe.

 

Complete the Home Learning sheet, 'How do you Stay Safe in the Winter?' from your learning pack.

Wednesday 13th January

1) Practise writing your name using either a tracing sheet or paper.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 using either a tracing sheet or paper.

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  You can use one of the videos I will post this week or count without the use of the video. 

Count And Move (HD) | Super Simple Songs

Physical

Cosmic Kids Yoga have launched their 'Yoga Quest; we will travel across 5 different lands and have to complete 20 different yoga quests.  Each time we complete a quest, we will mark it off on the quest map.  The first land we will visit is 'Shark's Bay'.  We will meet Norris the baby seahorse in our first workout.   

Norris the Baby Seahorse | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Phonics

Today's sound is 'ch'.  Watch the lesson video, complete the 'ch' practise sheet and then watch the 'Blending at Home' video. 

Maths

Today we are going to revise what we know about 2D shapes.  Watch the video below and then have a go at the 'Sort 2D Shapes' sheet from your work pack. 

Story

Watch 'Kipper's Snowy Day. 

Kipper the Dog - Snowy Day

Today we are going to write a list of some of the things that Kipper does on his snowy day.  Encourage your child to write the initial sounds for the activities that Kipper does.  Ask them what other sounds they can hear.  Can they write the other sounds they can hear?  How many things have you got in your list?

Topic - Winter Wonderland

The children in school this week have spent time talking about what they can see in some wintery pictures.  Choose one of the photos and talk with your child about the things they can see.  Encourage your child to talk in full sentences rather than giving one word answers or pointing to things in the picture.  If you need to, model a full sentence so they have an example.  Can your child explain why something is happening using 'because'.  For example, The trees are white because they have snow on their branches.  Can your child say whether they prefer winter or summer and why?      

Tuesday 12th January

1) Practise writing your name using either a tracing sheet or paper.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 using either a tracing sheet or paper.

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  You can use one of the videos I will post this week or count without the use of the video. 

Let's Count to 20 Song For Kids

Physical

I hope you enjoyed the yoga yesterday.  Today's physical activity is another of Andy's Wild Workouts.  Enjoy!

Maths

Today we will be using our number knowledge to count forwards.  Watch the lesson video and then complete the sheet 'Count Forwards' from your pack. 

Phonics

Today's sound is 'e'.  Watch the lesson video, complete the 'e' practice sheet from your pack and then watch the 'Blending at Home' video. 

Story

Listen to 'Kipper's Snowy Day'.  Find your picture from yesterday of Kipper in his warm clothes.  Label the clothes that Kipper is wearing.  Encourage your child to begin by writing the first sound they can hear, e.g. 'c' for coat.  If they can hear other sounds in the word coat then they should write these too. 

Topic - Winter Wonderland

How do we know it is winter?  Look at the photos and discuss signs of winter.  What clothes do we wear in the winter to help keep us warm?  How are these clothes different from what we wear in the summer?  In your learning pack you will find a table and some clothes.  Cut out the clothes and stick them on the correct side of the table - either summer or winter.     

Winter Pictures

Monday 11th January

Hello Reception! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend.  I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work this week.

1) Practise writing your name using either a tracing sheet or paper.

2) Practise writing your numbers to 10 using either a tracing sheet or paper.

3) Choose a colouring sheet either from your pack or from a colouring book of your own. 

4) Count to 20.  As part of our daily math's board we would count to 20.  You can use one of the videos I will post this week or count without the use of the video. 

Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus

Physical Activity

This morning we will be doing yoga for our physical activity.  Here is a winter wonderland yoga session all about a polar bear. 

Joybob The Polar Bear | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Maths

Today we are going to have a go at showing a smaller number of objects from within a group of 10.  Watch the lesson video and then complete the 'Count objects from a group of 10' sheet from your learning pack.  

Phonics

Today's sound is 'th'.  Watch the lesson video and then complete the 'th' practise sheet from your work pack.  After that, watch the Learning to Blend at Home video. 

Story

We have a new story this week, 'Kipper's Snowy Day' by Mick Inkpen.  Read the story of you have the book or watch the story below.  Once you have read or listened to the story, find the picture of Kipper in your pack and the clothes to dress him in.  Cut out some warm clothes for Kipper and stick them on him so that he is all ready for playing in the snow.   

Kipper's Snowy Day - Mick Inkpen - Children's Winter Book Read Aloud for Storytime - ESL

Topic - Winter Wonderland

On Monday afternoon the children would usually have 'Helicopter Stories'.  This is the opportunity for your child to tell us a story about anything they want.  While your child tells me a story, I write your child's story exactly as they tell it to me.

 

Encourage your child to tell you a wintery story today.  I have included some pictures that may help to give your child some ideas.  While they tell the story, write down exactly what they say (even if it doesn't necessarily make sense or flow to you as an adult).  Helicopter Stories encourages your child to use their imagination and develop their skills as a story teller.    

 

 

Friday 8th January 2021

1) Practise writing your name using one of the tracing sheets.

2) Use one of the numbers to ten strips and trace the numbers.  Now turn over you paper and write your numbers from 0 to 10.  

3) Choose a colouring picture.  Remember how to hold your colouring pencil or crayon, try and stay within the lines and colour your picture carefully.  

 

Andy's Wild Workout

Andy goes on an adventure and finds out about how certain animals move.  Can you move like the underwater animals in the film?

 

Maths

Yesterday we looked at different ways to represent numbers.  Today you need to use your counting skills from Wednesday and your representing numbers knowledge from yesterday.  Count the objects and show the number on the tens frame.  Watch the video and complete the sheet 'Representing Objects' from your learning pack.

Phonics

Our sound today is 'b'.  Watch the Speed Sound lesson for today's sound and the complete the 'b' practise sheet from your pack.  Once you have completed the sheet, watch the Learning to Blend at Home video.   

Story

Listen to 'The Gruffalo's Child' story again.  Once you have listened to the story, complete the story sequencing sheet from your learning pack.  Decide which picture comes first and put a number one in the box underneath.  Can you number all of the pictures?

Topic - Winter Wonderland

If the weather forecast is correct then we may have had snow overnight!!  If it is snowy then go and play outside in the snow.  Send me photos of you having fun in the snow.  Will you build a snowman, make snow angels or have a snowball fight?

 

If we have no snow, can you make your own snowflakes? You will only need paper and scissors.  

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Thursday 7th January 

1) Practise writing your name using one of the tracing sheets.

2) Use one of the numbers to ten strips and trace the numbers.  Now turn over you paper and write your numbers from 0 to 10.  

3) Choose a colouring picture.  Remember how to hold your colouring pencil or crayon, try and stay within the lines and colour your picture carefully.  

Yoga

Each morning, the children in school will be doing a short yoga session to help us relax and get us ready for working.  Here is the session we will be doing today. 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Maths

Hopefully you did lots of careful counting yesterday.  Use you counting skills to count objects up to 10.  Watch the video and then count the objects on the 'Representing Numbers to 10' sheet in your work pack. 

Phonics

Our sound today is 'sh'.  Watch the Speed Sound lesson for today's sound and the complete the 'sh' practise sheet from your pack.  Once you have completed the sheet, watch the Learning to Blend at Home video. 

Story

Before you listen to our story again today, can you tell your grown-up at least one thing that the mouse did in the story?  Now, listen to The Gruffalo's Child again.  Were you right?

 

You will need your picture of your favourite character that you drew yesterday.  I want you to think about what your character looks like and try to write words to describe them. 

(I would expect the children to be able to at least write the first sounds that they can hear.  E.G. They may write 'l' for long and 't' for tail. 

They may be able to write some other sounds too. For example, the may write 'lng' for long and 'wiskrs' for whiskers.)     

Topic - My New Year's Resolutions

It is now 2021.  Use the 2021 tracing sheet in your pack and follow the patterns.  Take care to stay on the lines as best you can.  

 

Listen to the story, 'Squirrel's New Year's Resolution'. 

 

What resolution do you want to make for this year?  It could be to help others like squirrel, to practise your numbers every day or to remember you manners. 

 

Find the New Year's Resolution sheet in your pack.  Write your child's new year's resolution in to the star.  

Squirrel's New Year's Resolution - Pat Miller - New Year's Books Read Aloud - New Year Storytime

Topic - Winter Wonderland

Today we have perfect weather to begin our Winter Wonderland topic.  

 

How do we know it is winter?  Watch this lovely video which shows all of the different things that happen during the winter season.

 

Can you use a phone, tablet or device with a camera to take some winter pictures outside?  I can't wait to see what you find.

The British Winter | BBC Teach

Wednesday 6th January 

1) Practise writing your name using one of the tracing sheets.

2) Use one of the numbers to ten strips and trace the numbers.  Now turn over you paper and write your numbers from 0 to 10.  

3) Choose a colouring picture.  Remember how to hold your colouring pencil or crayon, try and stay within the lines and colour your picture carefully.  

 

Maths

Watch the Numberblocks episode below.  Tell your parent the rules for careful counting that the Numberblocks set out.  Use the counting rules to complete the White Rose worksheet, 'Count Objects' and 'Winter I Spy and Count to 10'.  

Phonics

Our sound today is 'g'.  Watch the Speed Sound lesson for today's sound and the complete the 'g' practise sheet from your pack.  Once you have completed the sheet, watch the Learning to Blend at Home video. 

Story

Share our story, 'The Gruffalo's Child' by Julia Donaldson.

 

Once you have shared the story, choose your favourite character and draw a picture of them.  Colour your picture looking carefully at what colour your character actually is.  Write the name of the character under your picture.  You will need your picture again for your task tomorrow.

 

You can choose either the Gruffalo, the Gruffalo's Child or the Mouse. 

The Gruffalo's Child - Read by Alan Mandel

Topic - My Christmas Holiday

For your topic task today you will need the Home Learning sheet 'Can you take some selfies?'

 

Can you tell me all about your holiday by answering the questions.  Draw two pictures of you during the holiday doing something you enjoyed. 

 

EYFS Christmas Photos

Merry Christmas Reception xx

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 Wednesday. 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 yellow t-shirt, 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

Children are expected to:

  • Read at least 4 times per week – this should be recorded in their reading diary to enable them to earn points (they can read their phonics words and phonics books. Any other reading from free choice books to sign posts and menus should also be recorded).
  • Practise writing their sounds using the RWI sound sheets that will be sent home.
  • Practise writing their numbers.

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
  • Fruit – 20p
  • Juice (orange, forest fruits or apple) – 25p

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.

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