Year Reception

Thursday 21.05.20

 

Phonics: Today we’re going to have another look at ‘igh’. For a quick reminder, go to BBC Bitesize.  

In your book, make a list of any ‘air’ words you can think of. Use the Espresso video, phonics play games, Alphablocks and BBC Bitesize video for ideas. 

Have you spotted any words that have this sound in them but it is NOT spelt the same? (sky, tie) If you find any, add them to your list but put a circle round them. 

 

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 5 Lesson 2 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

Tech Time: Log on to Purple Mash and go outside. Choose drawing and painting. Choose paint projects. Choose Gingerbread Man (you might need to scroll along quite a bit). We have done this before. Design your Gingerbread Man. See how your skills have improved! You might want to use this design for the Story Time and Make lesson.

Story Time and Make: Do you know which ingredients you need to make gingerbread? Watch the CBBC: Bake it Download video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4cGrvyO_no
Talk about the ingredients and steps to make gingerbread. Where possible, make gingerbread men – adult supervision required. (If some of the ingredients are hard to find, you could always buy ginger biscuits and decorate those instead). Decorate your finished gingerbread man, draw it and write sentences about how you made it. If possible, share your biscuits with members of your household and re-tell them the story of The Gingerbread Man.

 

Friday 22.05.20

Phonics: Tricky words. Log on to Phonics Play and find ‘Tricky Word Trucks’. Choose any phase 2 or 3 games, depending on how confident you’re feeling today! 

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 5 

Lesson 5 

 

I’m not sure about the worm song in this one. It’s a bit yucky! Practise it, then you can sing it to me when we return to school.  

The Diary of a worm is here. It’s quite a long story but very funny! 

 

Topic: ‘We’re all going on a worm hunt!’ If you can, go out into your garden with a grown up. Where could you look for worms? Where do you think worms live? See if you can find some. Hold on if you’re brave enough. They are quite tickly. Please be very gentle and put them back where you got them from after. Don’t forget to wash your hands. Think about where you got it from. Why do worms live there? What is it like in the places where worms like to live? Would you like to live there? 

Story Time and Writing:  

Read and enjoy the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears: https://www.worldbookday.com/videos/goldilocks/ or you may have your own version to share together. Watch again. Pause the reading at key points in the story and ask your child: What happened next? Key points mightinclude:just before Goldilocks eats Baby Bear’s porridge; before she breaks Baby Bear’s chair and before she falls asleep in Baby Bear’s bed. How do you think the three bears felt when they saw everything thatGoldilocks had done? How might Goldilocks have felt when she got home and thought about herbehaviour? Can you write a letter from Goldilocks to the three bears to say sorry? Remember to use your phonics to help with your sounding out and spelling. Perhaps today’s activities could coincide with everyone in the house having porridge for breakfast. Maybesomeone’scould be too hot,etc

 

This week’s recommended story is for all you ‘huggers’ out there who might be struggling!  ‘Hug Me’ by Simone Ciraolo and is beautifully read by Tom Hardy here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amEgf16yXkE 

Welcome back Reception! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend? I can’t believe it’s Monday again already. Thank you for all the pictures and photos of work and adventures you’ve been having. Don’t forget to keep up with your reading – Have a look on Teach Your Monster to Read accessible from the school website!

Monday 18.05.20

Phonics:
Log on to Espresso and go into Foundation Phonics. Choose Polly’s phonics. Watch the videos for ‘air’. If you need some more, you can watch the alphablocks.
Go to ‘air, er, ture’ and choose ‘Find the air words’. For further practice go to Phonicsplay.co.uk phase 3, Buried Treasure and select ‘air’ to sort the ‘air’ words into real and fake.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 5 Lesson 1
Superworm – read by James McAvoy

Handwriting: Please practise these one-armed robot letters:-

r, n, m, h (there are more of these, we’ll do more next week)

Make sure you always start at the top and say to yourself…
“Top to bottom, up and over”. Help here.

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.

 

Tuesday 19.05.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to have another look at ‘air’. For a quick reminder, go to BBC Bitesize.
In your book, make a list of any ‘air’ words you can think of. Use the Espresso video, phonics play games, Alphablocks and BBC Bitesize video for ideas.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 5 Lesson 2
I can’t wait to see your worm drawings and what numbers to you get up to. Don’t forget to try going backwards! If you want to hear the story “I can only draw worms”, it’s here, read by Will Mabbitt (he’s the author).

Topic – What do you know about worms? Watch Jess on Cbeebies.
Can you draw or paint a worm. Make sure you add all the correct body parts and segments! Can you label the body parts? Maybe you could add a bit of writing to tell me something you have learnt about them, a fascinating fact!

Physical: Imagine you are a bird. Build yourself a nest. Use cushions, blankets and pillows if you’re inside. If you’re in the garden you could use leaves, sticks etc. Use your imagination but ask an adult if it’s OK first. Spread some pieces of string or wool around the garden (or lounge). You are now the bird. Go and collect your worms (the bits of string or wool) and bring them back to your nest. Don’t forget you are a bird and birds don’t have hands! How will you bring pick them up and carry them?

 

Wednesday 20.05,20

Phonics: Log on to Espresso and go into Foundation Phonics. Choose Polly’s phonics. We are going to recap ‘igh’. Watch the videos for ‘igh’. If you need some more, you can watch the Alphablocks.
Go to ‘Find the igh words’. For further practice go to Phonicsplay.co.uk phase 3, Buried Treasure and select ‘igh’ to sort the ‘igh’ words into real and fake.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 4 Lesson 3
I’d love to see your rain dances if you can send them to me!

Music: Have another go on Charanga Yumu. Go into Big Bear Funk again and listen to Incognito, ‘Don’t you worry about a thing’. Below are 3 more song about worrying. Listen to them. Which of the versions do you prefer? What can you hear? How are they different? How are they the same? Listen to the words. What are the singers saying to you? I challenge you and your adult to stay still while you listen! Let me know which version you liked the best.

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t worry, be happy.

Bob Marley – Three Little Birds.

The final one below is quite old but I wonder if you and your grown ups can dance like Jerry the Mouse and Gene Kelly?

Story Time: Watch and enjoy The Gingerbread Man, read by Julie Walters:  Listen and watch again. Discuss the story with your child to check their understanding, e.g. Who baked the gingerbread man? What did the gingerbread man shout each time he escaped from someone? How did the sly old fox trick the gingerbread man? Ask your child to write a list of the people and animals that the gingerbread man escaped from. You could draw pictures of them if you wish. Encourage your child to use their phonics to help them sound out and spell the words.

Thursday 14.05.20

Phonics: Alien words Log on to Phonics play. Choose Obb and Bob Phase 3. When given the option for which phonemes to practise, choose ‘qu’. Can you make a list of real words and a list of alien words in your book? Make up some of your own. Try to use y, z, zz and qu in them. Tricky!

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 4 Lesson 4

Story Time: What else is on a farm, apart from animals? Look at the map used in the story and listen to the directions (1:12 – 1:25). What is on the map? Explore some maps of farms online to help you with ideas. Farmer Ted’s can be found here or perhaps you have visited a farm as a family. Ask your child to design and draw a map of their own farm. They can choose what they’d like to be on their farm! If you have toy farm animals at home, you could use these to help design it. Draw your farm map and label it using phonics to help you sound out and spell the words. Show your farm to an adult and tell them all about it.

Friday 15.05,20

Phonics: Tricky words. Log on to Espresso and go into Polly’s phonics. Select Tricky words and watch the video. Choose Reading Tricky High Frequency words then Spelling tricky High frequency words. If these are a bit too tricky, have a go at the ones on Scrap’s phonics. For an extra mega super tricky one try the ones on Kim’s phonics!! Good luck!

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 4 Lesson 5

Topic: Minibeast Hunt
Go out for a walk or into the garden with your grown up. What mini-beasts can you spot? You might need to look under logs, stones and leaves. Be very careful though and make sure you put things gently back where you got them from. Can you take photos, draw or make a list of the creatures you found? Look at how many legs and wings they have. Do they have antennae? What shape and colour are they? Remember to wash your hands after, investigation can be a mucky business!

Story Time and Writing:
Read some What am I? animal riddles. If you have toy animals at home you could hide them in a bag and describe them using four clues for your child to guess e.g. I have four legs. I have a curly tail. I have a snout. I say ‘Oink Oink’. What am I? Let children choose and describe a different animal. Help your child to write the riddle down. Encourage them to use their phonics to try to sound out and write unfamiliar words. Share your riddles with your friends and family. Can they guess what each animal is?

Maybe you could do a riddle for a minibeast instead of a farm animal?

Week 4
Hello Receptioners! Hope you’ve had a lovely long weekend with maybe some VE Day celebrations? Well, it’s Monday again so let’s get back to work! 

 

Monday 11.05.20
Phonics: Recap time again.
Log on to Espresso and go into Foundation Phonics. Choose Scrap’s phonics. Watch the videos for qu, y and z again. Do you remember these? If you need some more reminders, you can watch the alphablocks.
Have a go at set 7 on the activites, try initial sounds, blending and reading. (qu song)
How many ‘qu’ words can you think of? There aren’t many. See how many you can think of and write them in your book.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 4 Lesson 1
The Very Busy Spider version 1
The very Busy Spider version 2
Walter’s Wonderful Web

Handwriting: You practiced q last week. ‘y’ and ‘u’ are long ladder letters. Practise these:-

i, l, t, u, y, j

Make sure you always start at the top!

Writing: 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 a go at spelling other words using your phonics.

 

Tuesday 12.05.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to recap qu, y and z again. For a quick reminder, go to BBC Bitesize. Qu here
y here.
z here.
Log on to Espresso and go into Foundation Phonics. Choose Scraps’s phonics. In activities scroll down to set 7 segmenting, spelling and reading sentences.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 4 Lesson 2

Topic – What do you know about spiders? Watch Jess on Cbeebies.
Can you draw or paint a spider. Make sure you add all the correct body parts and the right number of legs! Can you label the body parts? Maybe you could add a bit of writing to tell me something you have learnt about them, or you could go on a spider hunt like Jess.

Physical: Mark out a spider’s web in chalk outside or inside using tape or string. Can you follow the lines without falling off? Can you hop, jump or skip along them carefully?  Can you move along them on all fours, a little bit like a spider?

 

Wednesday 13.05.20

Phonics: Have a go at ‘Make a Match on Phonics play phase 3 (v j w x y z zz qu). It’s quite tricky to remember where everything is!
See if you can think of 2 or 3 words that begin with y or z or end in zz. Write one sentence for each of your words in your exercise book. Like this:-
I like yellow.
I have a zip on my coat.
My drink has a lot of fizz!

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 4
Lesson 3

Music: Have another go on Charanga Yumu. Go into Big Bear Funk again and listen to Stevie Wonder ‘Superstition’. Below are 3 more versions of the song. Listen to a couple of them. You don’t need to listen to the whole song, it’s quite long. Which of the versions do you prefer? What can you hear? How are they different? How are they the same? I challenge you and your adult to stay still while you listen! Let me know which version you liked the best.
Ahmad Jamal
Olly Murs
Joy Flemming

Storytime: Watch and enjoy the story What the Ladybird Heard: Listen again and join in with any animal sounds. Ask your child: What did you like about the story? Which animals lived on the farm? What were the thieves planning to steal? What was the ladybird’s clever plan? What might the ladybird have said at the end? Draw a picture of the ladybird and write a speech bubble, e.g. My plan worked or I saved the prize cow!

Tech time: Log on to Purple Mash.
Go into Simple City (the map on the wall) on Purple Mash (access from school website – Mini Mash). Click on the farm. There is a video on here for you to watch. Make your own farm yard. Can you label each animal by clicking and dragging the letters?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 07.05.20

Phonics:
Log on to Espresso. Go to the Phonics section and go into Scrap’s phonics. Have a go at one of the Read the sentence games to recap your phase 2 phonics. If you need a further challenge try the ones in Polly’s phonics. Sound out the words and blend them together. Watch out for those tricky words!

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 3 Lesson 4

Topic: Can you create a caterpillar life cycle? Use one of these videos for your research.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1S8WzwLPlM
(This one is a quirky American version with funny animations)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kZD6rlSLUw
(This one have some beautiful photography and pictures of different types of butterfies.
Use pencils, paint, collage or chalk to create your life cycle.
Can you do a life cycle for another animal of maybe even for a human being?!

Story Time and writing:
Read the book Big, Bad Bug! (Your child may be able to read this independently using their phonics to build and blend the words).  Free Oxford Owl registration will be required to access this. Talk about where the bugs were found. Retell the story using the pictures to help. Answer questions such as: Where did Biff find her bug? What do you think a bug is? What do you think they were feeling when Dad found a bug as big as a rat? Can your child write the original story, or write their own version as to where they might find a bug? E.g. I found a bug on my window. My mummy found a bug on her hand. etc.

Watch and enjoy the story, Caterpillar Shoes
This is such a lovely animation about a kind caterpillar that shares his shoes. The worms are particularly funny!

 

Summer Term 1 Week 3

Welcome to Monday! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend with some fresh air and activity in there somewhere!

Monday 04.05.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to recap digraphs!
Log on to Espresso and go into Foundation Phonics. Choose Polly’s phonics. Watch the videos for oi and er again. Do you remember these? ( If you need some more reminders, you can watch the Alphablocks  oi Geraldine the Giraffe can help you with er)
Have a go on the Letters and Sounds website. There is a game here called ‘Phoneme Pop’ in phase 3 games. When choosing your phonemes you need to select oi and er and any other phonemes that you are finding tricky.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 3 Lesson 1
There is an animation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar on your tube.
Or if you want to have it read to you, Eric Carle, the author is reading it here!

Handwriting: This morning’s maths was all about circles. Lots of our letters start with a circle. Practise these:-

c, o, a, d, q g (s e f)

Make sure you go anti clockwise with your circle! There’s some help here.

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

Tuesday 05.05.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to recap er and oi again. For a quick reminder, go to BBC Bitesize. Oi here and er here.
Log on to Espresso and go into Foundation Phonics. Choose Polly’s phonics. In activities scroll down to ‘Sorting Sounds’ oi/ear and have a go at this activity. We haven’t looked at ‘ear’ yet but we will be doing soon. Also look at ‘er’ on the activities page. ‘Find the er words’. Have you noticed where the ‘er’ sound is in most words? Beginning, middle or end?

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 3 Lesson 2

Topic – What do you know about caterpillars? Watch Jess on Cbeebies.
Can you draw or paint a caterpillar? Make sure you add all the correct body parts. Can you label the body parts? Maybe you could add a bit of writing to tell me something you have learnt about them.

Physical: 1. Hungry Caterpillar Hopscotch
What you need:-
Chalk
Stone or counter
Copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (optional)
What to do:-
Using chalk draw the head and body of a caterpillar.
Make sure that the body of the caterpillar is very ‘wiggly’ and not just in a straight line!
Number each of the circles that make the caterpillar’s body.
Throw the counter onto the caterpillar’s body and hop to where it lands.

Wednesday 06.05.20

Phonics: In your exercise book or on a piece of paper make 2 lists of words, one each for ‘er’ and ‘oi’. These digraphs can come anywhere in the word, they do not have to be at the beginning. Use ideas from the Phonics play games, Alphablocks videos, Espresso games, Geraldine the Giraffe and any books you might be reading at home.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 3 Lesson 3

Music: Have another go on Charanga Yumu, pupil log in. Go into the Songs for ages 3-5. You will find lots of songs in here that you already know. Can you make up some actions for one of these songs? Think about the words in the song. How does the song make you want to move? If your grown up can send me a video of you, I’d love to see what you’ve done!

Tech time: Log on to Purple Mash. Go into the outside area and look on the washing line. Click on the butterfly picture. Have a go at painting your own. What happens when you paint on one side of the butterfly? Do you know what this is called?

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Summer Term 1 week 2 

Reception class and Reception class mummies. Next week on Cbeebies Bedtime, Tom Hardy is doing the story EVERY DAY! Make sure you tune in 😉

Thursday 30.04.20

Phonics: In your exercise book or on a piece of paper make 4 lists of words, one each for ch, sh, th, ng. These digraphs can come anywhere in the word, they do not have to be at the beginning. Use ideas from the Phonics play games, Alphablocks videos, Espresso games and any books you might be reading at home.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 2 Lesson 4

Story Time: Listen and enjoy the story of Hattie Peck by Emma Levey.  Talk about these questions, What does Hattie Peck want most of all?, How do you think she feels?, Where does she look for eggs? etc. Retell the story looking back through where she looked to find the eggs,  using words from the book, e.g. clambered, trekked, soared, etc.  Write about how Hattie Peck was feeling at the beginning and at the end of the story, e.g. She was sad/happy.  Think of better words such as miserable/ amazing and write them down. Write a list of the things Hattie Peck might need for her journey to put in her suitcase, e.g. toothbrush, bag, shampoo.

Friday 01.05.20

Phonics: Log on to Phonics Play,  Phase 3 Buried Treasure game. Select ch, sh, th or ng and practice the ones you found most tricky!

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 2 Lesson 5

Topic: Go back to Jasper’s Beanstalk. You might want to listen to the story again here.
‘Twinkl’ have some lovely resources to support learning from this story. There are some sequencing cards for the story (Visual Aids A4 to support teaching on Jasper’s Beanstalk). Search ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk sequencing. If you are able to print them out you could sequence them and tell your adult the story without the book or you could stick them in your book and write under each one. If you are not able to print it out you could draw them instead.

Story Time: Hattie Peck –
What do you know about chickens. Write some questions about what you would like to know about them, e.g. Why do chickens have feathers? How many eggs do they lay? Watch and listen to the information about a chicken. 
Discuss what you have heard and learnt about chickens!

 

Monday 27.04.20

Phonics: Have another look at those Tricky words. Watch the Bitesize phase 2 tricky word video here.  
And phase 3 tricky words here. 
There are tricky word mats on the Twinkl site for free! 
Have a look through your favourite book. Can you spot any of these words? You could practise writing and spelling these in your exercise book. Can you do it without copying them? 

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 2  Lesson 1 
The Night Pirates is on CBeebies bedtime stories 
Troll is here.

Tech time: Log on to Purple Mash. Enter Simple City which is the map on the wall. Go into the garden centreYou can design your own garden here using one of the games. 

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. 

Tuesday 28.04.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to recap digraphs! Ch, shth, ng. 
Log on to Espresso and go into Foundation Phonics. Choose Scrap’s phonics. In activities scroll down to chshth ng. Have a go at the Sorting Sounds, Blending and Reading games. If you need a reminder for these digraphs watch the videos or go to Alphablocks on You tube

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 2 Lesson 2 
If you’d like a different song to the days of the week, there’s a song about the seasons here but it is uses ‘Fall’ rather than Autumn, so this may need explaining. 
This one is good too but quite wordy. Good for information and facts! 

Topic: Log on to Espresso again. In Foundation, go into Understanding the World. Click on New Life. In the ‘Books’ section there is a book about ‘A plant’s Life Cycle’. Have a look at this. Can you make your own plant life cycle using drawings, pictures, words?  

Physical: Walk the Plank activity. 
Use a length of string/wool or masking tape to make a straight line on the floor. You could use chalk if you’re outside. Walk along it without falling off. Can you balance something on your head and do it? What can you do with your hands and feet to make it easier? Can you hop or jump along the plank? Can you go backwards? Be careful, make sure you look where you’re going! 

Wednesday 29.04.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to recap digraphs again! Ch, shth, ng. 
Log on to Espresso and go into Foundation Phonics. Choose Scrap’s phonics. In activities scroll down to chshth ng. Have a go at the Segmenting and Spelling, and for a REAL challenge try the Reading the Sentence activity. If you need a reminder for these digraphs watch the videos or go to Alphablocks on You tube. 

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 2  Lesson 3 

Music: Why not have a go on Yumu on Charanga if you haven’t tried it yet? The children are familiar with the set up. Charanga have launched a home learning section called Yumu. It has some really fun activities on it. Each individual child has their own login so if you email me on the Reception email I will send you your details. 

Handwriting: Please practise your letter formation. We group the letters into 4 different groups due to their formation. If you practiced your Curly caterpillars last week, try the One-armed Robots today. Remember to use this site to help. 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back EYFS!!!
Hope you’ve had a lovely, fun filled, chocolatey easter! 
Although you are still at home and not working at school, it’s important to keep those brains and bodies active so have a go at these activities below. Here’s Monday to Wednesday, I’ll post Thursday and Friday later in the week. Keep sending me emails and pictures so that I know how you’re getting on.
Keep safe.
Mrs J;)

 

Monday 20.04.20

Phonics: Log on to Espresso.
Find Foundation stage Phonics section. Look at video for Phase 2 Tricky words (Scrap) or Phase 3 Tricky words (Polly). Try the Reading and Spelling High frequency tricky word activities.

Maths: White Rose Maths Supertato Day 1
The work this week is based round the book “Supertato”! The children are familiar with this story as we’ve read it a few times in class. If you don’t have this book at home, you can see/hear it here on you tube being read by a gentleman who does all the voices like Mrs James!

Writing: What have you been up to over the Easter break? 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)

Story Time: Listen to the story Shark in the Park being
read aloud. Repeat listening and join in with the some of the words. Ask your child what their favourite part was and why? What
does he see? What does he think it is? What would the shark say if it saw Timothy? Write a speech bubble e.g. I want to be your friend or I can swim fast.

Tuesday 21.04.20

Phonics: Recap oa and igh. Look at these phonemes in their videos on Polly’s Phonics in Espresso. Then try the sorting sounds activity in the activity section. (Don’t forget Alphablocks, ‘oa’ is here and igh is here.  The ‘igh’ one has some tricky words in it but it’s quite funny! In your exercise book make 2 lists and write and/or draw words with ‘oa’ and ‘igh’ in them. Use ideas from the espresso videos and games, the alphablocks videos and any books or reading materials you have at home. Do you know anyone with these phonemes in their name?

Maths: White Rose Maths Supertato! Day 2

Spring and growth: These first 2 weeks of the Summer term we usually use a story called ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’. This can be found here on You tube. The video ends with some super questions and ideas which we would cover in class over the 2 weeks so please don’t try to do them all at once! (This book also helps with the days of the week!) Please have a think and talk about what Jasper did to plant his beanstalk. If you have the equipment it would be great to plant some seeds yourself! Please take photos or draw a picture of yourself or Jasper planting a seed. If you don’t have any seeds, make a pretend garden on a plate using salt-doh, Lego or paper and crafty stuff.

 

Wednesday 22.04.20

Phonics: Have a look on ‘Phonics Play’
There is a free login at the top. Go to Phase 3 Dragon’s Den game and select the ‘oa’ phoneme. You then have to sort these ‘oa’ words into real and fake ones and feed them to the correct dragon. You could add the real words to your list in your book from yesterday. Repeat this, but this time choose ‘igh’ from the phase 3 phonemes. Add more words to your ‘igh’ list from yesterday.

Maths: White Rose Maths Supertato! Day 3
There’s some super physical challenges on her today. If you have some energy left afterwards why not have a go at skipping? There’s a good video on how to help your child to learn to skip if they are struggling here. If you can already skip then have a go at skipping with a rope!

Story Time: Recap Shark in the Park story. Talk to your child about when they have been to the park. You could watch here. What did they see? Which was their favourite part? How did they feel when they were there? Ask your child to draw a picture and label it with some of the things you might see in a park. Encourage them to use their phonics to do this. They could write sentences completing this structure e.g. I can see… I can see… Have a go in your exercise book.

Thursday 23.04.20

Phonics: Log on to Espresso and find Phonics – Scrap’s phonics. In the activities section, right at the bottom there is an alien words game. It’s a bit like the Obb and Bob game on Phonics Play which you could also have a go at.

Maths: White Rose Maths Supertato! Day 4

Music: At school we use a scheme called Charanga. The children are familiar with the set up. Charanga have launched a home learning section called Yumu. It has some really fun activities on it. Each individual child has their own login so if you email me on the Reception email I will send you your details.

Story Time. Shark in the Park
Make a telescope and ask your child to pretend they are Timothy Pope. Can they retell the story to their teddies or another adult? Can they find things around the house with their telescope and write down what they find? E.g. hat, box, apple, dog, bed etc. They could try to use the sounds they know to write down these. Watch and enjoy the rhyme words.

It’s St. George’s day today! If you’d like to find out more, log on to Espresso and go into KS1 news.

Friday 24.04,20

Phonics: Back to Shark in the Park again. Talk to your child about what words rhyme in the book e.g. shark, park. Provide them with some other simple animal words such a, cat, dog, hen and bat. Can they think of other words which could rhyme with each of them and write them down e.g. cat – hat, bat, sat or dog – frog, log, hog etc. Draw pictures and label them in your exercise book.

Maths: White Rose Maths Supertato! Day 5

Writing: Have a look at the Jasper’s Beanstalk story again. What did jasper do when he planted his seeds. If you planted some seeds earlier in the week, what did you do? See if you can tell a grown up what to do in the right order so that they would know what to do next time? Can you write this down in your exercise book? Write ‘How to plant a seed’ at the top and the dotty date. You can number each thing that you have to do like this.
1   Get a pot.
2   Put some soil in.
3   Make a hole in the soil.    Etc.
You can draw pictures to go with your writing if you like.

 

 

 

 

Mrs James

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.

Monday 30.03.20

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.

Maths: Day One. What the Ladybird Heard.
We have shared this on at school a few times but if you need a reminder there’s a good version on You Tube. Click here.

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.

Tuesday 31.03.20

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.

Wednesday 01.04.20

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.

Music: Do you remember Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ that we listened to last week? Did you recognise the instruments that were playing? Listen to ‘Spring’ again. This time watch the musicians playing here

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.

Thursday 02.04.20

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!

Friday 03.03.20

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 😉

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Tuesday

Phonics: ‘ear’

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.

Wednesday

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!

Maths: White Rose Maths
Starting with a story – Egg box play. This session starts with the days of the week song which the children know! This is available on You tube. Click here for link.

Topic: Spring
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.

Thursday

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!

Friday

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!!! 😉

Topic: IT/Music
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.