Year Reception

Hello there Receptioners! Our very last week before the Summer, then you’ll all come back as very grown up Year Ones! Here’s the activities for this week. Enjoy!

You may notice that the ‘Story and Writing section is missing this week. Well, there’s something different for you to do this week in preparation for your next learning adventure at school. Here is a new story and a menu of activities for you to choose from each day entitled ‘Moving on up’. Enjoy!

EYFS and Yr 1 Moving on Up Theme Ideas

EYFS and Yr 1 Learning Pack

Reading: Don’t forget to keep up with your reading. It’ a bit tricky when you can’t swap your home reading books from school but have a look at :
Oxford Reading Owl (Browse e-books) I’m not sure if you need to register but it’s free if you do.
Love Reading for kids
Teach your Monster to read (Accessible via the school website)

Monday 13.07.20

Phonics: We’re going to have a look at words that begin AND end with two consonants this week! Watch the video on Espresso, Foundation, Kim’s Phonics, words beginning and ending with cc. Then have a go at the blending activity.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 12 Lesson 1

How Many Legs?

There is another version here read by the author of the book. It’s much longer (15mins) but good fun!

For more Maths fun try ‘Top Marks Education, Early Years’.

Handwriting: Please practise these capital letters that are made up of straight and curly lines:-

D P B R J G Q U

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.

Remember……

  • A capital letter at the start of your sentence.
  • A full stop at the end of your sentence.
  • Try really hard to write ON the line.
  • Leave a space between each word.

Tuesday 14.07.20

Phonics: Have go at reading some words on Espresso, Kim’s phonics activities words beginning and ending cc.
For extra practice watch the Alphablocks.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 12 Lesson 2


Physical: Sports Day (AGAIN)

We have been enjoying our sports day so much in school we are going to do it all again. Try out some more of the activities from Mrs Lambert’s Sports page (Access from school website, class pages along the top under the picture and extra curricular, then sports).
We have really improved our throwing, rolling, running and balance and control skills!

Wednesday 15.07.20

Phonics: Log on to ‘Kim’s Phonics’ again on Espresso. Have a look at the video again. Today, have a go at the ‘Spelling’ activity.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 12 Lesson 3

Time Capsule / PHSE
Please continue with the Time Capsule document if you wish.
At school we have been thinking about the things that we are good at. Talk about this with your grown up. Then, talk about the things that you would like to be good at. For example, you might find riding your bike a bit tricky and would like to be better at it. Talk about what you can do to become better and improve your skills. If you want to take this further, you could have a think about what you might like to do when you grow up. Cbeebies ‘Biggleton’ has lots of ideas and things to watch about career choices.

Thursday 16.07.20

Phonics: Log onto Phonics Play. Choose Rocket Rescue phase 4.
Tricky!

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 12 Lesson 4

Topic: As part of our ‘Animals ‘topic we are going to have a look at the animals that live on the African plains. We are using the ‘Tinga Tinga Tales’ and ‘Andy’s Wild Adventures’ on CBeebies at school to look at the characteristic of the animals. Draw your favourite animal from the African plains and write a sentence (or two) to tell me what your animal looks like, what they like to eat and maybe why you like them.

Friday 17.07.20

Phonics: Practise reading the phase 3 phonemes in ‘Flash card speed trials’ on Phonics Play. Look carefuly at the phonemes you were unsure of. Maybe practice these or watch an Alphablocks to recap.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 12 Lesson 5

Well…..That’s it folks! The EYFS staff would like to wish you all a happy holiday and we look forward to seeing you back safe and well in September (we’re only next door to Year One, you can even wave through the glass in the door!) Thank you to all our Reception parents and family who have supported us in your first year at Penwortham Primary. Keep safe and well!

 

Welcome to Monday! Hope you’ve all had a good weekend and not got too wet? Maybe the weather will improve this week. Here’s some more activities to enjoy whatever the weather!

Monday 06.07.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to have a look at words that end with two consonants again this week but more complex ones with digraphs in the middle rather than single vowels! Watch the video on Espresso, Foundation, Kim’s Phonics, words ending with cc (2). Then have a go at the blending activity.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 11 Lesson 1

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet

Handwriting: Please practise these capital letters that are made up of straight and slanty lines part two:-

A N M K Z

For help, click 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.

Remember……

  • A capital letter at the start of your sentence.
  • A full stop at the end of your sentence.
  • Try really hard to write ON the line.

Leave a space between each word.

 

Tuesday 07.07.20

Phonics:  Have a go at reading some words on Espresso, Kim’s phonics activities words ending cc (2) with complex vowels/phase 3 graphemes.
Have a look at this video to recap those phase 3 digraphs.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 11 Lesson 2.
There are some good activities on Espresso, Foundation, Maths, Problem solving, that work on exploring more complex patterns and possibilities within patterns.

Story and Writing: Watch and/or listen to the story of ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson.
Watch it on BBC Iplayer.
Story here.
Talk about what you know about the snail and the whale in the story, e.g. The snail is tiny and it has an itchy foot. The whale sang a song to the snail. Listen to the story or watch again if you like, to find out more. Draw a picture of the snail and the whale and use your phonics to help label them. Write a sentence (or two) about the snail and the whale. Say your sentence out loud first a few times, to count the words, and use your phonics to write your sentence(s) down. Make sure you go back to re-read your sentence(s) when it’s complete.

Physical: Sports Day (AGAIN)
Last week we enjoyed our sports day so much in school we are going to do it all again. Try out some more of the activities from Mrs Lambert’s Sports page (Access from school website, class pages along the top under the picture and extra curricular, then sports).

 

Wednesday 08.07.20

Phonics: Log on to ‘Kim’s Phonics’ again on Espresso. Have a look at the video again. Today, have a go at the ‘Spelling’ activity.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 11 Lesson 3

Story and Writing: Find out all about humpback whales here: Humpback Whale – Animals for Kids
Now that you are an expert, tell someone else in your household some facts about the humpback whale! Perhaps you could write some facts down in sentences, using your phonics to help. Watch this clip where the TV presenter is taken by surprise: Steve gets a surprise from a humpback whale.
Find out all about snails here: Snails for Kids
Can you recall some of the key facts about snails? Here is another link to learn more about snails: Are you a snail? 

Time Capsule:  Have a go at some more of the Time Capsule activities that are suitable for you.

 

Thursday 09.07.20

Phonics: Log onto Phonics Play (Revamped website!) Picnic on Pluto (Obb and Bob) Choose phase 4 and cvcc words set 1-7.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 11 Lesson 4

Story and Writing: Re-watch The Snail and the Whale, this time pausing the film to discuss some of the images. Use prompts such as What can you see? Identify things you can see in the picture E.g. seagulls, lighthouse, anchor. (Grown ups – You can encourage your child to expand on their response by using the prompt, Tell me more… This is a great way to develop vocabulary and support discussion). Pause and play I spy, e.g. I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with … Perhaps you could make a list of all the different animals you can ‘spy’ throughout the film – there are lots! Use your phonics to help you write them down

Topic: As part of our ‘Animals ‘ topic we are going to have a look at the animals that live in the jungle. We are using the ‘Monkey Puzzle’ book at school to look at the characteristic of different jungle animals. Draw your favourite jungle animal and write a sentence (or two) to tell me what your animal looks like, what they like to eat and maybe why you like them. If there is a particular animal you are interested in, have a look on BBC Iplayer – Andy’s Wild Adventures.

 

Friday 10.07.20

Phonics:  Practise reading words with tricky digraphs and consonant clusters on Phonics Play, Phase 4, ‘Make a Match’.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 11  Lesson 5

Story and Writing:  Grown -up:- Write the following words out on sticky notes using enlarged clear print (one word per sticky note) – soot, foot, rock, dock, sail, snail, foot, put, long, song, land, sand, fins, grins. (Note: these words have been deliberately chosen as it is likely these sounds will have already been covered in your child’s phonics teaching). You are now going to play a rhyming game using these words, but first you will have to build and blend them to read! How to play: Place your sticky notes on a surface in front of you, with the words facing down. Pick two sticky notes and turn them over. Build and blend to read the words aloud. Do the words rhyme? Say them out loud together several times. (Don’t be alarmed if your child struggles to hear the rhyme!) If they do rhyme, you can keep the sticky notes. If they don’t rhyme, replace the sticky notes and swap turns. The winner is the player who can collect the most rhyming pairs!

Music: If you’re missing the weekly music session, there’s a lovely song here.
You will recognize the young man on the left (Tom Fletcher) as he read our story this week about trying to get the monster out of the book. He also wrote ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet’ (that we have used for our maths all week ) with the young man sitting in the middle of the three (Dougie Lee Poynter)! They are all part of a band called ‘McFly’. What instruments are they playing here? Do you know the names of any other instruments that have strings? What about a banjo? See one being played here
Or a harp?
Have a listen to some more McFly songs, they’re really rather good! 
We have also discovered some super songs at school that have actions by a group called ‘Koo Koo Kangeroo’, have a look!

 

Well done to all the Reception children in Bubbles 1 and 2 for entering into our Sports day with absolute gusto! All the children showed sportsman(and woman)ship and worked really hard to show off their skills. Much fun was had by all and I think the staff and children would like to do it all again next week!The children have all earned certificates which will come home on Friday.

Hi Receptioners! Welcome to Monday. This week we have Oliver’s Vegetables, Monsters and Animals on the learning menu. Here we go…..

Monday 29.06.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to have a look at words that end with two consonants eg. ‘nt’ in bent, ‘mp’ in jump and ‘st’ in last. Watch the video on Espresso, Foundation, Kim’s Phonics, words ending with cc and simple vowels. Then have a go at the reading activity.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 10 Lesson 1
Oliver’s Vegetables

Handwriting: Please practise these capital letters that are made up of straight and slanty lines:-
V W X Y
Click here for help.

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.
Remember……

  • A capital letter at the start of your sentence.
  • A full stop at the end of your sentence.
  • Try really hard to write ON the line.
  • Leave a space between each word.

Tuesday 30.06.20

Phonics: Watch this video on You tube by Mister Teach as a reminder about consonant clusters. Then have a go at reading some words on Espresso, Kim’s phonics activities words ending cc sets 1-7.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 10 Lesson 2

Story and Writing: Listen and enjoy There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher. Join in with making the loud noise to get the monster out of the book. Discuss how you would feel if there was a monster in one of their books. How would you try and get it out? How would you feel? How do you think the monster felt when you were trying to tickle him or shake him out? Once the monster was out of the book, why do you think we needed to get him back into the book? How do you think he felt when he was allowed back into the book at the end? What do you think he might say at this point? Write a sentence or two to show what the monster might say.

Physical: Sports Day
In school today we will be having our own reception Class Sports day! We are going to have some fun trying out some of the activities from Mrs Lambert’s Sports page (Access from school website, class pages along the top under the picture and extra curricular, then sports). There are videos here to show you what to do. We are going to do:-
Standing Long Jump
Sprint
Egg and Spoon
Distance Throw
Roll a Ball
Sack race (this is our own Receptiony thing)
Please feel free to have a go at any/all of them. We’ve decided to just have some fun with them and not keep scores.

Wednesday 01.07.20 – It’s the first day of July!

Phonics: Log on to ‘Kim’s Phonics’ again on Espresso. Have a look at the video again. Today, have a go at the ‘Spelling’ activity.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 10 Lesson 3

Story and Writing: Watch Monsters University Trailer. Start by looking at all of the different types of monsters. Do you know any of their names? Repeat, this time pausing to discuss the ones you spot. What do they look like? E.g. Mike Wazowski is lime green and round (or shaped like a sphere). He has one big eye in the middle of his head. He has two small horns on the top of his head with thin arms. Find your favourite monster from the list on this website:  and with an adult, talk about its description. How many eyes has it got? What shape is its head/body? Can you spot how many arms and legs it has? How is it different from the other monsters? Draw your favourite monster and label it with words or phrases that describe it. Remember to use your phonics to help you. Show another family member and tell them all about the monster.

Time Capsule:
As a school we are making a Time capsule and are hoping that all the children in school will contribute. In school, the Reception children,  are going to complete the Stay home, Stay safe and All about Me sections but please feel free to complete any pages that you wish.

 

Thursday 02.07.20

Phonics: Log onto Phonics Play (Revamped website!) Picnic on Pluto (Obb and Bob) Choose phase 4 and cvcc words set 1-7.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 10 Lesson 4.

Kitchen disco.

Kitchen Disco (Funky version)

Story and Writing: Design and create your own special monster. This could be using junk modelling or a drawing/painting. Talk about: What shape will its head and body be? How many legs/arms will it have? Will it be spotty or stripy? Will it have multiple eyes? Will it have horns? Will it have claws? Using your own monster that you have created, make your own monster fact file for someone to read. This could include: What he/she looks like. What they eat. What it does. How it behaves, etc. Remember to use your phonics to help you spell the words.

Topic: Our topic this term is ‘Animals’ so we’re going to start off by making a fact file about a pet. If you already have a pet you can make a poster about your pet. Draw your pet or add some photos. Add information about what you do to look after your pet, what your pet likes to do, what your pet likes to eat and don’t forget to tell us your pet’s name! If you don’t have a pet there are lots of ideas on Cbeebies, ‘My pet and me’. You could make a poster about a pet you would like to have.

 

Friday 03.07.20

Phonics: Let’s have a look at some ‘alien words’. Try Phase 3 (Polly’s Phonics) on Espresso or if you fancy a real challenge, try the phase 4 ones in Kim’s phonics. This will help you to think about all the phonemes we have covered. If there are any that you did not remember, go back to the espresso video for the phoneme and have another watch and/or search you tube with your grown up for an Alphablocks video to jog your memory.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 10 Lesson 5

Story and Writing:  Listen to Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere. Allow time to talk about and respond to the question asked in the book: Do you wonder if somewhere, not too far away, there might be MONSTERS? Talk about the different types of monsters. Ask what could you do if you were scared of the monster? Make a sign to keep the monster out or, with adult help, construct and label a monster trap. Look at the pictures of the monster and describe him orally. With an adult, you could write a poem, e.g. Two horned, trumpet eared, cave dweller, bike rider etc.

Story Time with Mrs J! – I have had a try at adding a video of myself reading a story! It has taken me two weeks to do it so I hope you enjoy it! ? I have emailed the password to watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Reception! It’s Monday once again, so here we are with some more fun activities and learning.
Monday 22.06.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to have a look at words that start with two consonants eg. Cl, sp, fr but they are a little bit trickier as they have a digraph or trigraph in the middle (ai, oo, ow, igh etc) such as train, spoon, crowd, fright) Log on to Espresso phonics section and go to Kim’s phonics. Choose ‘words beginning cc (2)’. Once you’ve watched the video, have a go at the blending.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 9 Lesson 1
Zog is available to watch on IPlayer or you can listen to the story being read here.

Handwriting: Please practise these capital letters that are made up of straight lines:-
L T I F E H
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.

Remember……

  • A capital letter at the start of your sentence.
  • A full stop at the end of your sentence.
  • Try really hard to write ON the line.
  • Leave a space between each word.

 

 

 

Just Monday has been posted for now, don’t worry the rest of the week will follow!

…….And here it it!

Tuesday 23.06.20

Phonics: Watch this video on You tube by Mister Teach as a reminder about consonant clusters. Then have a go at reading some words on Espresso, Kim’s phonics, activities ‘Reading ccv, ccvc words phase 3 graphemes’.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 9 Lesson 2
If you would like some more practice with patterns there are some lovely activities on Espresso, Foundation, Maths, Problems solving and choose activities in the bar on the left.
We have talked about drawing stars by using 2 triangles on top of each other, one the right way up and one upside down!

Story Time and Writing: Watch and listen to the short version of Teddy Bear Picnic on CBeebies with Ferne and Rory. Have ever been on a picnic? Recall and discuss any picnics you have shared. Have you heard the song before? It is a very old song. Listen to and enjoy the 1950 Bing Crosby recording here, which has been set to some images of teddy bears’ picnics. You might like to have your very own teddy bears’ picnic at the end of the week! You will need to plan who to invite and what to eat, but first, spend some time practising the song! You can read the lyrics and sing along here. (Note: contains some American spelling).

Wednesday 24.06.20

Phonics: Log on to ‘Kim’s Phonics’ again on Espresso. Have a look at the video again. Today, have a go at the ‘Spelling’ activity.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 9 Lesson 3.
(‘Sparklebox’ has free tens frames to print out, they are what we use at school).

Story and Writing: Who shall we invite to our teddy bears’ picnic? Choose three or four of their favourite toys/bears. When you have chosen them, talk about what is special about each toy/bear. Can you remember when you got it or from whom it was a gift? It would be lovely if other family members could talk about their own favourite toy/bear from when they were little. You could search for an image on the internet to have a look at one or even better they might still have it and be able to show you! Encourage family and friends to join in this conversation via a video call etc. Once the toy/bear guests are finalised, fold some card or paper to make place labels for the picnic. Use your phonics to help you spell each of the sounds.

Thursday 25.06,20

Phonics: Log onto Phonics Play (Revamped website!). Choose Resources, Phase 4, Dragon’s Den, Start, Phase 4, CCV & CCVC words, Set 1-7 plus digraphs.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 9 Lesson 4.
If you want to hear ‘Zog and the Flying Doctors’ you can hear it being read here.

Story and Writing: Time to make your invitations! Think about: what do your teddy bears/toys need to know? (Talk about this e.g. day, time, place. your grown up might help you a little bit by writing these headings for you to complete). What else do you need to include? E.g. Dear… love from… How will you decorate your invitations? Have a look online for some party invitations to help you with ideas. You might choose to design and make one invitation for all the toys, or you might be feeling keen and want to create one for each of them – it’s up to you! When you have written your invitation(s), use colour and any craft materials available to make your invitation(s) as attractive as possible.

Friday 26.06.20

Phonics: Let’s have a look at those Tricky words again. Last week we looked at the words ending in a long ‘e’. Here are the other Phase 3 ones:-
You, are, all, her, was they my.
Can you write each one out 3 times to help you to remember them?
Can you use each one in a sentence? Make it a funny one!
If you have time, write them down, I’d like to see them so please send a photo if you can.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 9 Lesson 5.
There is a lovely video of a Chinese Lion Dance which is very similar to the dragon dance on Espresso, Foundation, Understanding the World, Chinese New year, videos.

Chinese dragon Music here.

Story and Writing: Picnic time! Today is the day to have your teddy bears’ picnic. Don’t worry if it’s too cold or rainy – indoor picnics are fun too! Remember to set the places with your name labels, plates, cups, cutlery and all your tasty food! Take some photographs of your picnic and if you can, print them out and write a/some sentence(s) about your picnic later on. When you have eaten, settle your toys down and read them your favourite story about bears – there are some suggestions in the linked text box below. You could sing the Teddy Bears’ Picnic song with your toys too. Have fun!

Just to finish the week off nicely, here’s a lovely version of ‘Can’t you sleep little bear?’ 

 

 

 

Hello Reception! Welcome back to another week of adventures and investigations!

Monday 15.06.20

Just a reminder for your grown-ups that many of these links take you to You Tube, so please monitor this, as you never know what might pop up or what these videos may lead onto! Thank you.

Phonics: Today we’re going to have a look at consonants and vowels. BBC Bitesize explains.
And the Alphablocks (‘y’ is also included here as it often ‘acts’ like a vowel but isn’t one!)
Can you write all the letters of the alphabet in 2 lists? Consonants and vowels.
OR
Write out the whole alphabet and write the consonants in one colour and the vowels in another?
How many consonants and vowels are there in your name?

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 8 Lesson 1
You can find The Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox here.
Please send me photos of your castles from today session, I’d love to see them.

Handwriting: Please practise these ’Zig-Zag Monster‘ letters:-
V, w, x, z
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. Don’t forget to make your writing sit on the line and that you have spaces between your words. Give each sentence a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end.

 

Tuesday 16.06.20

Phonics: Can you remember what we learnt about consonants and vowels yesterday? Tell your grown up which five letters are vowels. There’s a super vowel song here.
Now you know about vowels and consonants please log on to Espresso and go to Kim’s Phonics this time in the phonics section. Choose the first video about words that start with 2 consonants. Have a look at this then try at the ‘Blending’ and ‘Reading’ activities. (Some children struggle to hear the second consonant – it’s just practice).

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 8 Lesson 2
How many spots were there at the end in the ‘Lots of Spots’ challenge?

Music: Have another go on Charanga Yumu. Go into Big Bear Funk again and listen to ‘My Promise’ by Earth, Wind and Fire. This is another piece of funk music. What instruments can you hear playing? There are a few brass instruments in this piece. Brass instruments can be used in lots of different ways and in many different styles of music. Have a listen to the following pieces of music. Who do you think is playing it? What sort of music is it? How does it make you feel? Do you like it? Why?
(Military Brass Band)
(Colliery band)
(Star Wars Throne Room theme)

Physical: Here’s one of Mrs James’ favourites which we have done at school a few times. Can you keep up with Sportacus?
Or you could teach your grown ups our ‘Banana, banana, meatball’ dance?

Wednesday 17.06.20

Phonics: Log on to ‘Kim’s Phonics’ again on Espresso. Have a look at the video again. Today, have a go at the ‘Spelling’ activity.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 8 Lesson 3
Please be careful what you’re putting in your ‘cure’. Ask a grown-up first!

Story Time and Writing: Watch and enjoy the story Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
Talk about the story: What did the aliens see in the story? Return to the story Aliens Love Underpants again and pause the film on each image. For each picture tell your adult: • I can see … • Tell me more … After saying several sentences, write sentences for your favourite images using the sentence starter, I can see… . Look at the image 2:20 mins from the clip above. Which are your favourite underpants and why? Now say and write a sentence using the image to support ideas, e.g. My favourite underpants are … Use your phonics to sound out and spell words.
Why not have a go at designing your own pair of underpants. What colours are they? Have you used a pattern? Who are they designed for? Royalty? A super hero? Your friend?

 

Thursday 18.06.20

Phonics: Log onto Phonics Play (Revamped website!) Choose ‘Picnic on Pluto’ to fit with our Alien theme this week. Click start and Phase 4. Choose ‘CCV and CCVC words set 1-7.
Enjoy!

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 8 Lesson 4
I love this one! It’s going to look like the Andrex puppy has been!
If anyone does wrap their whole body up, I’d love to see it!

Tech Time: Go onto Purple Mash, accessible via the school website. Choose Mini Mash. Go outside and select the castle picture on the washing-line. Now design your own castle!

AND/OR

On Purple Mash go ‘Outside’, choose ‘Role Play’ where the two children are dressing up. Choose a character. You could choose a knight, a king or a princess. If you have a webcam, add your face and then write in the speech bubble what you think they might be saying.

 

Friday 19.06.20

Phonics: Let’s have a look at those Tricky words again. If you’ve mastered the phase 3 ones (you can read and spell them) then have a go at the Phase 4 ones. Watch the video on Espresso Kim’s Phonics first. You might like to focus on those words in the Phase 3 Tricky words that have a long ‘e’:
me
be
she
we
Can you find any more with a long ‘e’?
‘Twinkl’ has free word mats to print out for phase 3 and 4 Tricky words.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 8 Lesson 5
Doubles are a really important part of learning in Reception class and the children will use them as they move through school. It’s a good idea for them to know these by heart once they’ve seen them in the ‘concrete’.

Story & Writing: Listen to and enjoy Here Come the Aliens by Colin McNaughton.
Discuss any new or unfamiliar words from the story, e.g. squelches, slobber, bald. Which is your favourite alien from the story and why? Return to each picture to discuss each alien. Draw a picture of your favourite alien and label it using some of the vocabulary from the book. Now, design and make your own alien. This could be with playdough, junk modelling or finger puppets. See the clip to find out how to make alien finger puppets (adult help needed).
Give your alien a name. What does he/she look like? What does he/she like doing? Write ideas about your alien by labelling it and writing sentences. You could return to the Aliens Love Underpants story and discuss which other clothes you might see on a washing line. Can you name them? Look outside at your washing line and your neighbours’ washing lines. Now create sentences about what your alien loves. Make sure you say each sentence orally first, e.g. My alien loves socks. My alien loves t shirts. My alien loves shorts. Etc.
Alien Song.

Here is the Homework Menu if you would like to have a go at any of the ‘Animal’ activities!

EYFS Homework Summer Term 2

Monday 08.06.20

Phonics:
Today we’re going to have ago at a really, really tricky trigraph (3 letters making 1 sound). The ‘ure’ phoneme. Espresso does not teach this one in the same way as we would at school so please watch Alphablocks
and BBC Bitesize.
Go to Phonic Play and choose phase 3, ‘Picnic on Pluto’. Choose phase 3 and +ure words.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 7 Lesson 1
You can find The Princess and the Wizard story here.
There are some free resources for the days of the week on Twinkl.(Twinkl.co.uk)
Use positional words such as before, after, next, between when talking about the days. Don’t worry too much about being able to spell them.
I can’t wait to see your Princess, Wizard or sock designs!

Handwriting: Please practise these the next set of one-armed robot letters:-
b, k, p
Make sure you always start at the top and say to yourself…

“Top to bottom, up and over”
Help here.

 

Tuesday 09.06.20

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

In your book, make a list of any ‘ure’ words you can think of. Use the Phonics Play games, Alphablocks and BBC Bitesize video for ideas.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 7 Lesson 2

Music: Have another go on Charanga Yumu. Go into Big Bear Funk again and listen to ‘I feel good’ by James Brown. In the ‘about the song’ section it tells you what type of music this piece is and which instruments are playing. One of the instruments playing is a saxophone. Watch this video to find out about a saxophone.

Here are some other pieces of ‘funk’ music with saxophones in.

Candy Dulfer ‘Pick up the pieces’

Physical: Using the wizardy, magical music of Harry Potter (Use the first 14 minutes as the music becomes a bit ‘dark’ after this!)

Work through the story of the Princess and the Wizard. Begin by swimming round the moat like the blue fish, washing up the pots and pans, skip round the farmyard like a little chick and darn all the socks. Jump round the wizard’s garden like a grasshopper and scrub the walls and floor of his bathroom, hide like a fox and flutter from flower to flower like a butterfly. Find dark spaces to hide in like the cat then scrub the chimney pots, high and low. Lastly turn into a white gull and fly around the clouds. You’ll be ready for a rest now!

 

Wednesday 10.06.20

Phonics: Log on to Espresso and go into Foundation Phonics. Choose Polly’s phonics. We are going to practise those tricky words again. Have a go at ‘Activities’, ‘Reading Tricky, high frequency words’.
Practise the ones you found tricky.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 7 Lesson 3

Story Time and Writing: Listen to and enjoy the reading of Owl Babies.
Listen to the story again, this time pausing to talk about what happens on each page. Think about:  How many owl babies were there? What were their names? What did they think might have happened to their mother? How do you think they were feeling? What did Bill keep saying all the way through the story? What was your favourite part of the story? Be ready to share your favourite part too! Draw the three owl babies. Can they label them with their names? If you can, try to write a sentence inside a speech bubble for one, two or all three of the owl babies. Use your phonics to spell the words you need.

Topic: Now you’ve heard the story ‘Owl Babies’ let’s find out about owls. On Espresso there are some videos and activities with information about owls in the Foundation section. Choose Communication and Language then rat-a-tat-tat story time. Make a poster about owls adding interesting information.

Thursday 11.06.20

Phonics: Today we’re going use some of the tricky words we practised yesterday to read some sentences. Some of the sentences are silly! Go onto Espresso and Polly’s Phonics again. Go into ‘Activities’ and right down at the bottom, ‘Read the Sentence’.
You will also need to know the words ‘do’ and ‘have’. Use the phonemes you know to sound out and blend the words.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 7 Lesson 4

Tech Time: Go onto Purple Mash, accessible via the school website. Choose Mini Mash. Go outside and select ‘Drawing and Painting’, the ‘Paint Projects’. Scroll right to ‘Owl Babies 2’. Can you use the tools to add the features to the three baby owls?

Topic: Find out all about where different types of owl live by watching Habitats – where do different owls live?
Discuss what you have learnt about owls.  Tell people in your house a new fact(s) you have learnt! Have any of your questions been answered?  If you can, write a/some sentences about what you have learnt.  Say your sentence out loud before you write and use your phonics to help you with your spelling. You could draw a picture of an owl and label it, including some of the information you have learnt, e.g. big eyes, a head that turns all the way round!

Friday 12.06.20

Phonics: Today we’re going to practice spelling words using lots of different phonemes, let’s see what you can remember! Go onto Purple Mash. Choose Mini Mash, select ‘reading and writing’ where the adult is sitting with an ‘abc’ book. Scroll right to choose ‘Phonics, Phase 3, Cloze’. Scroll right to air/ure. Try this game. Have a go with other phonemes that you would like to practice.

Maths: White Rose Maths Summer term week 7 Lesson 5

Story Time: Retell the story orally together.  Can you remember what happened?  Watch and listen again.  With help, have a go at making some owl puppets, following the simple instructions here.
Talk through each instruction as you complete this together.  Re-tell the story again, this time using your newly-made puppets to act the story out.  If you’re not able to make the puppets, use your teddies to take on the roles of the owls!  Encourage your child to use words from the book in their retelling, e.g. hunting, brave, swooped

 

 

Hello Receptioners and welcome back! Hope you’ve had a lovely week in the beautiful sunshine? Now for some more fun………Get your thinking caps on!!

Wednesday 02.06.20

Phonics: Time for a recap and to test your knowledge. Which of the phonemes we’ve looked at so far can you remember? Go to Phonics Play and select Phase 3. Go to ‘Flash Cards Speed Trial’ with the red race car. You can select phase 2, 3 or 2 and 3 from here. Try 2 and 3 if you fancy a challenge! (We haven’t look at ‘ure’ yet so you might need help with this one). If there are any particular Phonemes you find tricky why not have another look at the video on Espresso or visit BBC Bitesize for a recap?

Maths: We only have 3 days this week to fit in all our Maths! Let’s see what we can do. Week 6 Day 1 White Rose Maths is a really lovely one. When you get to the snail shell snacks you could also try this with pancakes. I watched this story on BBC Iplayer and really enjoyed it if you have this function at home. Otherwise, you can hear the story here.
It would be brilliant if you could also have a look at Day 2 here as well.

Story time and Writing: What do you understand by the word surprise. Have you ever been given a surprise? What was it and what was it for? Listen to the story about a little girl who surprises her friend. Watch and enjoy the story, Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne.
Listen and watch again. How many delicious fruits did Handa put into the basket? Who stole the first fruit? Who stole the spiky-leaved pineapple? Why was Handa surprised when she gave the basket to Akeyo? How did the tangerines get into the basket? Why was Akeyo so happy with her surprise? Draw or paint a big colourful picture of all the fruits from the story.
Label the fruits using their phonics knowledge.

 

Thursday 03.06.20

Phonics: Let’s recap and practise those phonemes we looked at yesterday in real and fake words! Go to Phonics Play again and choose ‘Reading Robot’. You can try phase 3 or phase 2 words. Good luck! Make a note of any phonemes you find tricky in these words and go back to Espresso, BBC Bitesize and the Alphablocks for extra practise.

Maths: White Rose Maths Week 6 Day 3
Please write/draw in your book where you think the snails might go off to next and what they will do there. I’d love to know your ideas!
Day 4 is quite a quick one so maybe you could have a look at that one too? I wonder if you can make a list of all the odd numbers and a list of all the even numbers to ten?

Story Time and Writing: Where do you think the story might be set? Spend today’s session researching Africa (in particular Kenya). Watch the short animation: Africa on CBeebies Go Jetters  What did you learn? Which animals live in Africa? List them. Watch Andy’s Safari Adventures . Later in the day, tell a relative all the interesting things you have learned about African lions today. Can you write a sentence or two about what you have heard?

 

Friday 04.06.20

Phonics: Please practise spelling the Phase 3 tricky words on Espresso, Foundation, Phonics, Polly’s Phonics. 

Maths: White Rose Maths Week 6 Day 5.

Story Time and Writing: Can you name some fruits that do not appear in Handa’s Surprise? These could be from the fruit skewer
recipe. Use words to describe the fruit, e.g. juicy, round.
Watch this video to learn about some African animals. Could you use this information to write a new page for the story? Rehearse the sentence out loud before attempting to write it independently, e.g. The rhino took the round green melon from the basket. You could extend this by folding a piece of paper into a small book to write your own, improved version of the story.

There are some brilliant stories about African animals on Tinga Tinga tales which you can find on You tube and Cbeebies. 

Try some African Animal Yoga here!

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.