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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 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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