Welcome to the class page for Reception Class. I will update this page with work I would like you to complete at home! Mrs James
To contact me during this period of school closure please e-mail Reception@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk and I will get back to you.
Writing: What have you been up to this weekend? Find a clean page in your exercise book and write down what you did, saw, played, where you went (possibly just the garden and the lounge!) and what you ate if you like. Try and use some of our tricky words and have ago at spelling other words using your phonics. (For tricky words go to The Tricky word song on You Tube)
Phonics: Have another look at those Tricky words. Can you read them? Spell them? Do ‘Look’, ‘Cover’, ‘Say’, ‘Write’, Check’. For phase 2 and three tricky words:- Look at each individual word, how many letters? Cover the word up, Say each letter/sound a few times, Write it down in your exercise book, Check to see if you got it right. Write each word at least 3 times. Don’t forget the dotty date.
Easter: Log on to Espresso (again!). Watch the video about Easter in the PSED section. In your exercise book draw some of the things associated with Easter eg, a bunny, an Easter egg, a church etc. Label what you have drawn. There are some helpful ideas in the images section on here.
Phonics: Watch Alphablocks – short and long oo sound. On a fresh page in your exercise book make 2 lists of words, long oo words eg moon and short oo words eg good. Use the words from the story and any more you can think of. Don’t forget the dotty date. Go to Espresso Primary via the school website. Choose ‘F’ for Foundation, then find phonics. Choose ‘Polly’s Phonics’ and activities. There is an activity for sorting long and short oo sounds here.
Maths: Day Two. What the Ladybird Heard.
If you don’t have the equipment to decorate biscuits, you could always draw and colour them instead! Or make some salt-doh ladybirds.
Physical: I know a lot of the children have been joining in with Joe Wicks and his morning work out but if this is a bit much for you I can recommend the Cosmic Kids morning yoga (You Tube) especially the Trolls one. There’ s lots to choose from. Go on, give it a go! If you can, please send me a picture or a video of you joining in.
Easter: Share the Easter ‘Book’ on Espresso. Foundation, PSED, Easter, Books. Explain that this is a story from the Bible that Christians share at Easter. Talk about this story with your grown up.
Phonics: Recap these digraphs ai and ee. Watch videos for both of these digraphs in Polly’s Phonics then try the sorting sounds activity in the activity section. (Don’t forget Alphablocks on You tube for extra help with these digraphs ai here, and ee here.). Phonics Play has a super game called ‘Make a Match’. Try the phase 2 version then challenge yourself to the Phase 3 one to practise all the digraphs – It’s really tricky!!!
Maths: Day Three. What the Ladybird Heard. If you need a change from the days of the week song, there’s a good song about the months of the year on You Tube here. If you draw a map of the farm yard, you could do it in your exercise book on a double page so that you have more room.
Handwriting: Please practise your letter formation. We group the letters into 4 different groups due to their formation. We usually practise them in these groups. Curly Caterpillars seem to prove the most challenging. Curly Caterpillars: c, o, a, d, g, q, e, s, f(all these letter start with an anti-clockwise curl) Long Ladders: l, i, t, j, u, y (all these letter start ‘top to bottom’) One-armed Robots: r, n, m, h, p, b, k (all these letter start ‘top to bottom, up and over) Zigzag Monsters: v, w, x, z (all these letters are zigzags!)
Espresso has some helpful videos in the Foundation, Physical Development, handwriting section. Opt for the lower case letters initially.
Phonics: Recap these digraphs ar and or. Watch videos for both of these digraphs in Polly’s Phonics then try the sorting sounds activity in the activity section, there are ‘oo’ ones mixed in as well. (Don’t forget Alphablocks on You tube for extra help with these digraphs). Phonics Play has a super game called ‘Grab a Giggling Grapheme’. Try the phase 2 version then challenge yourself to the Phase 3 one to practise all the digraphs. This is really good practise and quite funny too! On a double page in your exercise book use on side to draw and write things that have ar and on the other side draw and write things that have the or sound. ‘Twinkl.co.uk’ Have some helpful free resources for home learning, especially phonics.
Maths: Day Four. What the Ladybird Heard.
Easter: Watch the Easter egg video on Espresso – follow Foundation, PSED, videos. Have a go at painting or colouring (felt tip works) or using collage to decorate an egg. (Ask a grown up to hard boil it first).
Keep practising your letter formation. Read your books from school and ebooks on Oxford reading Owl. Don’t forget to have a go at the Cosmic Kids Yoga videos on You Tube!
Phonics: Recap these digraphs ur and ow . Watch videos for both of these digraphs in Polly’s Phonics then try the sorting sounds activity in the activity section. (Don’t forget Alphablocks on You tube for extra help with these digraphs, ur is here and ow is here). On a double page in your exercise book, use one side to draw and write things that have ur and on the other side draw and write things that have the ow sound. Be careful when you form your letters, make sure:-
u – Don’t take your pencil off and flick at the end
r – top to bottom up and over, don’t take your pencil off.
o – start at the top, go anti-clockwise and don’t forget your flick
w – start at the top left and zigzag, don’t forget the flick.
( this is a useful web site but we do a pointy w not a curved one)
Maths: Day Five. What the Ladybird Heard.
I’d definitely go for the Smartie option on this one, or chocolate buttons or sweets! There is a die template on Twinkl here if you can’t find a cube shaped box or would like to have a go at making one.
Writing: Listen to the story of the week again. ‘What the Ladybird heard‘, or share the book with a grown up if you have it.
In your book, write about your favourite part of the story. tell your grown up about it then tell them the sentence you want to write. Say it lots of times then it sticks in your head. Remember…….
Start with a capital letter.
End with a full stop.
Write on the lines if you can.
Leave a space between each word.
Read it back at the end to check it.
Use your phonics to spell the words, think about your tricky words too.
Here is one I did earlier. Please don’t laugh at my funny drawings!
Here is next term’s homework menu. Our next topic will be Spring and Growth.
EYFS Homework Summer Term 1
Enjoy your Easter and please keep sending in our work and photos. See you soon, keep well and keep safe.
Mrs J 😉
On Espresso, please watch video about the trigraph ‘ear’:
Go to Espresso Primary via the school website. You will receive the login via group call. Our keystage is ‘F’ for Foundation, then find phonics. Choose ‘Polly’s Phonics’ and ‘ear’.
Practise saying ‘ear’.
Practise writing the grapheme ‘ear’
Think of some words with ‘ear’ in them. Write them and draw them in your exercise book. Please put the ‘dotty’ date at the top of the page (eg 24.3.20)
Maths: White Rose Maths
Starting with a story-Egg Hunt
You can listen to this story on You tube, read by a lovely lady with a Scottish accent! Click here. It’s very similar to “We’re all going on a bear hunt”.
Topic – Spring:
Watch the Springtime video on Espresso. Choose ‘F’ for Foundation, then Understanding the World, New life, Videos, ‘Springtime’.
Go for a Spring walk if you can or use ideas from the video to draw a Spring picture in your book. Add a written sentence if you can.
Phonics: Find Phonics Play website. Click here for link.
Choose Phase 3 and ‘ear’ to practise the trigraph we looked at yeasterday or have a go at reading words with another digraphs that we have learnt in class. Do lots of practise. Can you write a sentence with an ‘ear’ word in it? For example…..
“Father Christmas has a beard!”
Write it in your exercise book and don’t forget your dotty date!
Can you create a Spring picture using different media? You could use crayons, paint, chalk, tissue, leaves and flowers. Be creative. Please do this in your exercise book or take a photo and email it to me.
Phonics: Find Phonics Play website. Click here for link.
If you login using Username: march20, Password:home, you can access more games! Try Tricky words trucks. Try the phase 2 words first then move onto phase 3 tricky words. make a note of the ones you find difficult and practise them. You could also have a go at spelling some of these words!
I you write it in your exercise book, don’t forget your dotty date!
Maths: White Rose Maths
Starting with a story – Number or shape hunt
If you prefer, you could draw the shapes or numbers you find in your exercise book.
Topic: Dinosaurs (not Spring today)
Log on to Purple Mash. I have pinned the dinosaur area. There are games and pictures of dinosaurs on here to look at and try. Please have a look at the pictures of the dinosaurs. See what you can remember from class and tell your grown up what you k now about dinosaurs!
Writing: Go back to the dinosaur pictures on Purple mash. Choose one of the dinosaurs and write about it in your exercise book. You could even draw a picture or print one off and stick it in. Write about what your dinosaur likes to eat, how many legs it moves on and any interesting features it has such as a long neck, or horns. Use your phonics to spell the words.
Maths: White Rose Maths
Starting with a story – Decorating eggs and More!
Beware children…… If you decide to have an egg and spoon race just make sure your grown up does not have their thumb over the egg holding it on!!! 😉
Login into Purple Mash and go ‘outside’.
Select the Music area. We have looked in ‘2explore’ but have another go in here if you like. There’s another area called ‘2beat’. Have a go at making up your own rhythms here. You can save it in your tray by selecting this icon in the left top corner.
Reading: There’s s super app you can down load called ‘Teach your Monster to Read’. It has lots of brilliant activities on it and we use it at school.