Hello and welcome to Reception class . The staff here are:
- Miss Brocklehurst (Early Years Manager) Mrs Lloyd (Teaching Assistant)
- Mrs Taylor (Class Teacher) Mrs Grayson (Teaching Assistant)
- Mrs Williams (Class Teacher)
Good morning everyone. We hope you had a lovely weekend. As most of us are now on Seesaw, all home learning will be posted daily on there. If you are still having problems logging on, we will contact you to help or alternatively you can contact the school.
All links for websites are still on our web page to help support your learning.
Thank you for all your continued support,
Miss. Prendergast, Mrs. Taylor
We hope you have enjoyed using Seesaw app. It is so lovely to see what you are getting up to. We have seen Noah investigate how a boat sinks with pennies, Alivia making rainbows and hearts for our key workers, Logan making a beautiful reading den, AJ practicing his letters with chalk outdoors and Jacob sending a lovely selfie of himself. We miss your faces!
Literacy – https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets
Can you retell the story using the pictures as a clue (page 11)? Don’t worry if you can’t print off, just write the missing words on some paper.
Maths – A nice fun song to learn the days of the week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GKmCQOy88Y Can you write the days of the week out and put in order? An adult can help write them out too.
Let’s start the day with our Good morning song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrOKaBMew4E
Literacy – https://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets
Mavis has been using my magic to go on an adventure! Can you name the
different places she popped up in?
Can you take one of your toys on an adventure like Mavis did? Ask your helper
to take some photographs for you just like she did.
Maths: Counting forwards and backwards to 20. Counting backwards is tricky. Keep practising.
Good Morning, we are going straight to our literacy activities today as we have a little challenge for you!
Literacy – http://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets
Let’s get creative – page 10. Can you say the rhyme? can you chant it? Can you add actions? We would love to see your videos.
Maths – Nature maths. Can you ask an adult to draw around you or you can draw around them. How many leaves/objects might fill your face?
Gross motor skills – How many can you do?
Lets start the day with some cosmic kids The Very hungry Caterpillar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhWDiQRrC1Y
Literacy – http://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets
Following on from yesterday’s activities; can you pretend to be some of the characters in the story? (page 8) We would love to see you upload these to seesaw.
Maths – How many ways can you make 10? Find 10 pegs and have a go. You may want to write them as addition sentences e.g 7 + 3 = 10.
Creative – building stone men.
Hi everyone, we hope you had a lovely Easter Break and the Easter Bunny came. We have had some lovely weather so we hope you have been able to get out and spot signs of spring in your gardens or around your local area.
You will have received information about a new learning platform we are using called Seesaw. This gives you the opportunities to share your learning or anything you are doing at home. Mrs. Taylor and Miss. Prendergast can then reply back to you about anything that you share. The Home Learning we set on here will also be uploaded on the Seesaw app. We look forward to seeing what you have been up to.
As we start our new week, let’s start with the daily Joe Wicks session. Log on to Youtube to join him live at 9am.
Literacy – In school we use something called ‘Talk for Writing’ where the children act out and orally retell a story. They have brought out a free Home-school booklet. Unfortunately we can’t upload to our site but here is the link for you to have a look at: http://mailchi.mp/talk4writing/home-school-booklets
If you click on Reception unit, it is all about a cat called Mavis. There are lots of activities, so we will set you some each day to complete.
The first part is a talking activity (page 6). Who are the characters in the story? What objects are in the story?
The next one is a matching activity. (page 7) Which word matches the picture? You could record your answers on see saw.
Maths – Can you roll a dice, form the number and make it. You can use any objects in your house?
Foil Boat – Use some tin foil to create a boat. Now see how many pennies it can hold before it capsizes.
Nature mobile – Use sticks, leaves flowers and string to create your mobile.
Kim’s Game: Collect some household items or toys and place them on a tray. Have a good look and try to remember what is there. Cover the tray with a blanket. Ask a family member to secretly remove an object. Can you work out which has gone?
Shape and Measures.
On your ipad or tablet or computer, get a grown up to type in the word twinklgo. Click on the link and go to sign in.
Sign in using the pin QB3075
Here there are two activities.
The first one is ordering the size of beanstalks and the second is labelling the 2d shape aliens.
Painted Toast – You will need some bread, milk, food colouring and a clean paintbrush. Mix some milk with a few drops of food colouring. Now paint your design onto your slice of bread. Toast the bread and your design will become brighter. Enjoy!
To all our Reception children. Have a lovely Easter Love, Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Taylor, Miss. Prendergast x
Sheep Fingerprints –How many fingerprints do you need to make a sheep?
Build a reading den: Collect cushions and blankets from around your house. Use some dining chairs and build a den. You could make it really fancy by adding fairy lights. Ask your parents to read you a story inside your den, you might need a torch!
Axel Scheffler, illustrator of the Gruffalo has created a book to help you speak with your children about coronavirus.
If you feel you need help with this you can access it by clicking the button below.
Scavenger hunts: There is an inventor one, indoor one and a book one to choose from!
Easter paper plate chick – All you need is paper plate, pens, some paper and some paint!
Hi everyone, we are still missing you all very much. It should now have been the Easter Holidays from school, but as we are being asked to #stayhomesavelives some of you may feel that you need something to help structure your children’s days at home. We will continue to post daily activities that you may choose to do with your children. Feel free to take photos to send to school (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We encourage you to keep joining Joe Wicks in his PE lessons. Visit the Ruth Miskin youtube channel to do your daily speed sounds lessons. Week 3 maths activities are also now on the White Rose Maths Home Learning page; this week’s activities are based on the Supertato stories. (click on the red writing to take you there)
We are currently looking at ways we can communicate with you so we can see all the fantastic learning you are doing at home. Thank you for sending in your videos – keep them coming!
Where’s Reception?: Click on the picture below to make it bigger. It’s just like Where’s Wally but you will notice all of your friends and teachers are hidden in the picture. How many can you spot?
We are looking forward to seeing your creations.
Let’s go to space through yoga!
Using your speed sound cards, choose a sound. Can you form this correctly?
As we did other maths activities in the first week, you may want to have a look at week 1 white rose learning too.
Here’s our wake up shake up warm up again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUbdNbu6ak
Literacy: Using your set 1 speed sounds, Choose a sound- can you write the capital letter to match
Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ day 4
Creative: Shadow drawing: gather some of your toys up and draw around them. See the image below. How many legs did you draw? How many tails?
Wow! Look at George’s ladybird biscuits. Well done George, they look delicious.
If you made ladybird biscuits or have any photos of the other home learning activities that you have done. You may send them to the school email address and we will upload them for your friends to see.
Are you keeping up with Joe Wicks? It’s very tiring! Here is the link to try today’s PE lesson:
What have you done that you enjoyed at home? Can you draw a picture in your books and write a sentence? We can’t wait to see what you have been up to when we do see you.
Shake your sillies dance – – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0
Creative – Today we are going to put Maths and English into creating some Fairy Soup. Puck says all his fairy friends are hungry so can we make them something to eat? Get a plastic bowl/container to make this in.
This can be made from anything but fairies like flowers, mud, stones and water in their soup. You may want to add leaves to give it some extra flavour. Go into your garden and find some ingredients. Don’t forget to mix with a stick!
How many ingredients did you put in your soup? Write a list of the things you put in your soup.
Day 2 – follow the instructions following on from yesterday.
Hi Reception, it’s our second week at home and we have some exciting new activities you can do. We have been looking at all the beautiful rainbows some of you have made and looking forward to seeing hearts this week. We hope you had a good weekend. We have been busy in the garden and joining in with Joe Wicks PE lessons. They are very tough!
We’re really missing our morning routine song. Have a sing along to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrOKaBMew4E
(Parents- it does stick in your head! )
Put your phonics knowledge to the test. Can you pop the sounds in the bubbles on this fun game?
(Don’ forget there are more phonic games on phonics play and teach your monster to read too)
Creative fun ideas: www.abcdoes.com/homelearning This website provides 50 fun activities to do at home with your child suitable for nursery upwards!
Maths: This week in maths we are going to follow some ideas from White Rose maths using the story what the ladybird heard. Click on the youtube link below to read the story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA. After you have read it click on this link:
and go onto week 2. Each day there will be lots of activities relating to this book. Click on play and the lady will explain what to do. It also involves you making animals and talking about the story.
5 minute workout with Joe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w
Using your leaf from yesterday what does your leaf look like? Is it long and thin? Is it round? Is it pointy? Add these to the picture you drew yesterday.
Number hunt- Go around your house or garden – what numbers can you see?
In more maths news, Carol Vorderman has made her Maths website free! It usually costs about £2 a month so it is definitely worth a try while it’s free! It is an on-line Maths School for ages 4-11 that offers maths lessons, games and more!
Stay safe, #TeamCarrMill
Thursday 26th March
As its usually our PE session today we will start with one of our fun Wake up, Shake up warm ups.
Can you find a leaf in the garden? What does it feel like? (Soft, crunchy?) Can you think of any words to describe it?
Draw and write the words around your leaf. (Use a full page as we will add to this tomorrow)
Let’s sort out your toys! How many do you think you have? Grab some toys and estimate (have a mathematical guess) how many you can carry. Count and check. Were you close?
We hope you are all having fun, keeping busy with our activities.
If you have playdough/slime – have a go at this to get those fingers moving.
Using the sound ‘l’ for leg, what words can you come up with beginning with l? Write them in your books. You may even want to put these words into sentences.
Using you dice, roll and write the number it lands on. You could draw the dots at the side and form the number.
You may even want to add some of the numbers you roll for example I rolled a 6 and 3. 6 + 3=9
Let’s get creative! Can you make your own playdough? See below on how to do it!
We have practised yoga in school. Here is a fun yoga session you can have a go at to wake yourselves up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw
Literacy – take a walk around your garden or look outside. What can you see?
Can you write some sentences? Start with I can see.. For example:
I can see a bird tweeting.
I can see green grass.
Remember to use your Fred talk, (full stops and finger spaces)
Maths – Gather some 3d objects from your home e.g a tin of beans, cereal box, apple, dice. In your home, set up a mini ramp. Can you name the 3D shapes your objects are made from? (We have attached a 3d shape match to help you)
Now the fun bit! Which items roll? Practice down your ramp. Make sure the cereal box is sealed!
(See attached for 3d shape mat)
Today is Monday 23rd March, we are missing you already and are sure that you are missing being in school. So to cheer you up and get you moving we would like to direct you to Joe Wicks The Body Coach’s youtube channel. Each day of school closure he will be live streaming a PE lesson at 9.00am. This is aimed at children but we know you parents/carers will want to join in too! Physical exercise is very important to keep both your minds and body healthy especially when having to stay at home, so please try to join everyday.
Creative Arts: Some children around the UK are making rainbows to stick in the front of their windows for other children to see. Why not make one and put n your front window?
Literacy: On a small plate of salt/flour/rice use your finger to practise the correct letter formation of the letters in the alphabet. You can use the star skills chart that you received in your literacy pack to help with the correct formation.
Maths: Find a tin of food in your cupboard. Can you find something that is lighter than the tin of beans and something that is heavier? You can draw the things you found in your home learning book?
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