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Week beginning 19/10/2020

 

 

This week in school we are going to be listening and talking about the book ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson

You can read the story if you have it at home or watch it on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uQulEnxsRo

 

MATHS

 

In Maths we will be learning about the number 1 and number 2.

Watch the White Rose home learning videos  - there is one for each day.

We are doing the 'It’s Me 1 2 3' and are on week 1. It can be found at:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/its-me-1-2-3-week-1/

 

Watch the Numberblocks episodes below all about 1 and 2. They are also available on BBC IPlayer.

 

Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7APNVVdrx5M

Episode 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thS8hjX-l0Y

Episode 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyRFdFSGsgQ

 

In school we are making a Halloween Potion. You can print the work below or you could draw a cauldron on  piece of paper and draw the items for your child to stick in. they have to stick the number of items shown in the recipe at the side. Your child could draw straight into a cauldron picture if you don’t have scissors and glue to do the cutting and sticking.

 

LITERACY

 

In Literacy we are going to talk about the story. Can your child tell you what happened in the story? We are going to try and write the following words using the letters we have learnt.  

   dog   cat  sat   sad  tap

There is a sheet below which you can print off and help your child to write the words next to each picture. If you don’t have a printer you could draw the pictures or just try writing the words on paper. Help them to listen to the sound at the beginning – middle – end of the word. You can write all the sounds on a piece of paper for them to find and copy if they are unsure of how to write them.

 

We will be continuing our phonics and learning  ck e u r this week. We learn one new sound each day.

Watch the following videos each day so that you child learns about the same letters we are doing at school. There are two videos each day – part 1 and part 2 :

 

Monday ck   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY7448bXLJI&feature=youtu.be

 

Tuesday e   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF-2HlavdcM&feature=youtu.be

 

Wednesday u    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32QRcAD09K0&feature=youtu.be

 

Thursday r   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX9rNXLKoUI&feature=youtu.be

 

After you have watched the videos each day can you find things that start with that letter around the house ? Can you write the sounds on a piece of paper and can your child tell you the sound it makes when you point to it? Remember to practise all the sounds we have done so far, including s a t p from last week.

You can try writing three letter words using the letters the children have been taught and see if they can blend them to read them. You can say a word and see if they can write down the sounds they hear in the word spell it.

Some words you can use – sat, sit, pat, pin, tap, tin, pin, sat, mat, map, din, dim, cat, cot, mop, tig, gas, tip, top, pan, man, can, put, sun, pet, sock, pack, run, rap…….

Your child can practise writing the letters. The letter formation can be found in the home learning information further below. 

 

OTHER AREAS OF LEARNING

 

Physical Development – Moving like the animals in the story, acting out the story or making up their own obstacle course in the garden. If you have trees in the garden could they make a broomstick out of twigs and try to fly on it! You could use a sweeping brush if not!

 

Creative Development – Your child could draw the characters from the story or draw/paint a Halloween picture. In school we will be making scary spiders and if you would like one posting out just let us know. You could make up Halloween rhymes or songs. There are lots of ideas for Halloween crafts on-line.

 

Understanding the World – Talk about Halloween and what people like to do at Halloween. If you have a pumpkin at home you could carve it and look at what is inside the pumkin when you cut it. You could dry the seeds and try planting them.

 

We have put some other activities linked to the story and Halloween for you to print out and do at home - see below. 

 

Remember we are still spending a large part of our day in Reception playing in the areas of the classroom. Do not expect your child to be able to spend large amounts of time siting at a table 'working' as the vast majority of our work is practical and play based.  See our information below about how you can support your child as they play at home.  

 

If you want extra things for your child to do Oak Academy have lessons for Reception, they can be found at:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/reception

 

Week beginning 12/10/2020

 

 

This week in school we are going to be listening and talking about the book ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert 

You can read the story if you have it at home or watch it on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqW-j3WV6g8

 

MATHS

 

In Maths we are making repeated patterns.

Watch the White Rose home learning videos  - there is one for each day.

We are doing the 'Just Like Me' and are on week 3. It can be found at:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/week-3/

You can make repeating patterns with objects from around your house (i.e biscuit/cake/biscuit/cake or with lego bricks red brick/yellow brick/red brick/yellow brick).

There is a pattern sheet below where your child can draw what comes next in the pattern. If you don’t have a printer you could do this with practical objects or by drawing a pattern and seeing if they can draw the next picture in the pattern correctly.

 

LITERACY

 

In Literacy we are going to talk about what we know about autumn and then draw a picture and write about it. If you have highlighter pens at home you could write a sentence about autumn and your child could write over the top.

 

We will be continuing our phonics and learning  g o c k this week. We learn one new sound each day.

Watch the following videos each day so that you child learns about the same letters we are doing at school. There are two videos each day – part 1 and part 2 :

 

Monday g   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6cOcSJLXo0&feature=youtu.be

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag3NAwTS_Vk&feature=youtu.be

Tuesday o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0GvbRAYqpU&feature=youtu.be

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOizFZIxTN8&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday c    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjHq1EbOtPE&feature=youtu.be

                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_LqbZKkdlE&feature=youtu.be

Thursday k   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au8edtdBO3w&feature=youtu.be

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpNybdpGCCc&feature=youtu.be

 

After you have watched the videos each day can you find things that start with that letter around the house ? Can you write the sounds on a piece of paper and can your child tell you the sound it makes when you point to it? Remember to practise all the sounds we have done so far, including s a t p from last week.

You can try writing three letter words using the letters the children have been taught and see if they can blend them to read them. You can say a word and see if they can write down the sounds they hear in the word spell it. Some words you can use – sat, sit, pat, pin, tap, tin, pin, sat, mat, map, din, dim, cat, cot, mop, tig, gas, tip, top, pan, man, can.

Your child can practise writing the letters. The letter formation can be found in the home learning information further below. 

 

OTHER AREAS OF LEARNING

 

Physical Development – Outside play in the garden, finding leaves from the trees in your garden if you have any. Jigsaws and building with lego can help fine motor skills.

 

Creative Development – You can make your own leaf man using actual leaves or by cutting out leaf shapes from paper. You can try leaf rubbing or printing. Your children could draw things they like doing in Autumn. Encourage your child to add details to their drawings.

 

Understanding the World - Try and find out more about what happens in Autumn. There is a PowerPoint below to look at. There is also a video on YouTube that can be watched:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZk3SpyJKeA

 

We have put some other activities linked to the story for you to print out and do at home - see below. 

 

Remember we are still spending a large part of our day in Reception playing in the areas of the classroom. Do not expect your child to be able to spend large amounts of time siting at a table 'working' as the vast majority of our work is practical and play based.  See our information below about how you can support your child as they play at home.  

 

If you want extra things for your child to do Oak Academy have lessons for Reception, they can be found at:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/reception

 

Week beginning 5/10/2020

 

 

This week in school we are going to be listening and talking about the book 'After the Storm' by Nick Butterworth, it is one of the 'Percy the Park Keeper' stories. 

 

You can read the story if you have it at home or watch it on this link:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dyCkleWRzo

 

MATHS

 

In Maths  we are going to be talking about comparing items - the size of them and the amount (more and fewer). 

Watch the White Rose home learning videos  - there is one for each day.

We are doing the 'Just Like Me' and are on week 2. It can be found at:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/week-2/

 

You can then compare the sizes of items in your home or things your child plays with. You can get sets of objects and work out which set has more and which set has fewer. There is an activity sheet below you can print and your child can colour the set with 'more'. If you don't have a printer you could draw two sets of shapes and they could colour the set with more. Put items from home into size order. There is a cut and stick activity below that you child can complete and put the pictures in size order, if you don't have a printer you can draw some pictures of differing sizes for your child to cut around and put in size order.

 

LITERACY

 

In Literacy we are going to re-tell the story using the story characters, you could do this at home - the characters can be printed off (see below), if you don't have a printer you could use cuddly toys or draw pictures of the characters and cut those out. Can your child re-tell the story to you? Use the pictures in the book to help them if they need to remember what happened.

 

We will be continuing our phonics and learning  i m d this week. We learn one new sound each day.

Watch the following videos each day so that you child learns about the same letters we are doing at school :

 

Monday i   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTf2tLeX5A8&feature=youtu.be

 

Tuesday n   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb7bXJRkLBE&feature=youtu.be

 

Wednesday m   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYoS9o7pXi0&feature=youtu.be

 

Thursday d  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-91wZedIs6E&feature=youtu.be

 

Friday  Review of the Week   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5w9Ax-uiQM&feature=youtu.be

 

After you have watched the video each day can you find things that start with that letter around the house ? Can you write the sounds on a piece of paper and can your child tell you the sound it makes when you point to it? Remember to practise all the sounds we have done so far, including s a t p from last week.

Your child can practise writing the letters. The letter formation can be found in the home learning information further below. 

 

OTHER AREAS OF LEARNING

 

Physical Development - Your child could make a bridge or tree house using construction toys (i.e. lego) they have at home. Outside they could play in the garden and re-enact the story.

 

Creative Development - Your child could draw or paint pictures from the story. If you have trees in your garden can you collect some leaves and draw around them, do leaf rubbings with crayons or leaf prints with paint. You could use leaves stuck on paper/card and make a leaf crown.

 

Understanding the World - Try and find out more about what happens in Autumn. There is a PowerPoint below to look at. There is also a video on YouTube that can be watched:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZk3SpyJKeA

 

We have put some other activities linked to the story for you to print out and do at home - see below. 

 

Remember we are still spending a large part of our day in Reception playing in the areas of the classroom. Do not expect your child to be able to spend large amounts of time siting at a table 'working' as the vast majority of our work is practical and play based.  See our information below about how you can support your child as they play at home.  

 

If you want extra things for your child to do Oak Academy have lessons for Reception, they can be found at:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/reception

Week beginning 28/9/2020

This week in school we are going to be listening and talking about 'The Gruffalo'. 

You can read the story if you have it at home or watch it on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

 

In Literacy we are going to draw a picture of our favourite part of the story, you could do this at home. Can your child re-tell the story to you? Use the pictures in the book to help them if they need to remember what happened.

 

In Maths  we are going to try counting the cheese that the mouse likes to eat. You could use actual bits of cheese or cut up pieces of paper and colour them yellow to be the cheese. Practice counting different amounts to 10 by lining the cheese up and pointing at each one as you count them. Remind the children that the last number they say tells them how many there are.

 

We will be starting our phonics and learning  s a t p this week. 

The following videos will be useful for your child to learn the sounds the letters make:

 

s   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMEvxTGvi4c

 

a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6fxDt4nV64

 

t   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTSbzsSfTgs

 

p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_NmgZWvWG4

 

After you have watched the video each day can you find things that start with that letter around the house just like Geraldine the giraffe does? Can you write the sounds on a piece of paper and can your child tell you the sound it makes when you point to it?

Your child can practise writing the letters. The letter formation can be found in the home learning information below. 

 

Physical Development - Can your child move like the animals in the story? You could re-tell the story outside moving around your garden. 

 

Creative Development - Your child could make a painting of the characters or the whole story. Listen to the Gruffalo song and try and join in at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSc4TQshebk

 

Understanding the World - Try and find out more about what it is like in a wood. The woodland facts below can help.

 

Remember we are still spending a large part of our day in Reception playing in the areas of the classroom. Do not expect your child to be able to spend large amounts of time siting at a table 'working' as the vast majority of our work is practical and play based.  See our information below about how you can support your child as they play at home.  

 

If you want extra things for your child to do Oak Academy have lessons for Reception, they can be found at:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/reception

 

 

Reception Home Learning

At present we are settling the children into school and carrying out initial assessments to see where they are in their learning. They are spending much of their time in school playing and getting to know the classroom areas. Do not worry if your child is unwell or isolating at home we will catch this up with them when they return. You will of course want to keep doing things with your child while they wait to come back to school. Below are some ideas for you along with some activities you can download if you wish and print at home for them to do.

Please remember Reception at this point in the year is a very play based environment so do not expect your child to be able to spend long periods of time sat at a table or doing activities not of their choosing. Children at this age will benefit from lots of time playing with their toys and if they are well enough or isolating spending time in the garden. Please try to limit screen time as it is much better for them to be moving around physically for most of the day. If you have time you can replicate the role of the teacher by playing with them and talking to them as they play. Helping them to work out how to solve problems ('How can we get the blocks to balance and not fall over?' or 'How can we make our lego model look more like a castle?') will be very beneficial to them as will be listening to them and answering the many questions they will ask (for example'I am not sure what you call those bits on the top of a castle but let's look on my phone and google it to find out together').

Once we begin phonics, maths and other activities with children at school we will update this page to provide links for you to do similar things at home.

If you need any help or advice at all please contact the school office on 01325 253300 or e-mail admin@harrowgatehillpri.darlington.sch.uk and your child's teacher will be in touch.

Mrs Aitken

Assistant Headteacher

 

 

Reception Ideas for Home Learning

 

Tips to help your child enjoy reading

 

Talking

This is the foundation of reading. Tell family stories, ask your child questions, answer their questions and ask them to recount things that they have done in the day. Encourage them to tell you what they think or feel and sing songs, recite rhymes and just have fun with language.

Read together every day (if possible!)

Children love routine, and reading is something that you and your child can look forward to every day.

Lead by example

If your child sees you reading, for pleasure or information, they will understand that reading is a worthwhile activity. Let them see the pleasure to be found in being engrossed in a good book, newspaper or magazine!

Make reading fun

Reading aloud can be a lot of fun. You can use different voices for different characters in the story and read stories that have repetitive parts and encourage your child to join in.

Talk about books

Discussing a book with your child helps them understand it, as well as helping to enrich their vocabulary. Encourage your child to ask questions and to comment on the story and pictures in a book.

Reading to your child

Ideally, this should happen at least 2 times over each week. It is a great way to settle your child at night and have some quality time together.

Quiet reading

Take time to sit down quietly, reading something whilst your child is quietly looking at a book. This could be a comic, picture book or a book your child finds easy.

Sharing a book

Sharing a book together, talking about the pictures, the characters or their favourite part of the story.

 

Tips to help your child enjoy writing

 

Strengthening arm and hand muscles

In order to write children need strong arm and hand muscles. Lots of physical play in the garden will help strengthen arms along with dancing and movement rhymes (like Incy Wincey Spider). Hand muscles can be strengthened with threading, jigsaws or picking up small things like frozen peas with their thumb and first finger and moving them from one dish to another.

Using a variety of writing tools

Encourage your child to draw and make marks using felt tips, pencil crayons, pens or other things like sticks in mud when in the garden. Paint brushes dipped in water to make marks and draw/write outside in the sun can be fun too! They can try to write their name using a capital letter for the first letter only. If you have highlighter pens you can make lines, shapes and letters for them to trace over with a pen or pencil. Please try and encourage the correct formation for letters (see below).

 

Encourage them to use a tripod grip if possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips to help your child enjoy numbers and counting

 

Sorting and matching come before counting – can they sort a box of household items into sets? (i.e. sort washing into socks/pants/t-shirts/trousers or their toys into colours) Can they match two items that are the same (matching socks etc) or items that go together like knife and fork or cup and saucer?

Try to encourage counting in their play – saying one number as they touch each item. Show them how it is easier to count a larger amount by lining them up or moving them as you count.

Talk about numbers in the environment and in everyday situations.

Count claps/jumps and objects together.

Correctly sequence magnetic numbers or numbers you have written and cut out yourselves.

Practise reading and writing numbers 1-5.

 

Play/physical activity

 

Racing

Running is a fun and simple activity that strengthens the children’s muscles and bones. Also, encourage children to race by using a space hopper, doing an egg and spoon race, a sack race or a fancy dress relay race!

Obstacle Course

Create an obstacle course to enhance the children’s development in numerous areas such as balance and coordination. Try using obstacles for the children to jump to and from, also to climb under and over.

Throwing

Throwing activities help to improve a child’s hand-eye coordination, motor skills and timing. There are countless throwing games that you can try with the children, such as throwing balls through hoops, shooting in basketball and netball games, hitting a target with bean bags in a throwing game or aiming an object at a large target board or set of cans.

Dancing

If you play a child’s favourite song, it is guaranteed to make their body move! Dancing promotes cooperation and increases flexibility and stamina. Encourage the children to invent their own dances and give them props such as colourful dance rings, scarves, pom poms or wands to inspire their creativity even further!

Skipping

Skipping is a fun activity which improves a child’s heart rate, coordination and agility.

Trampolining

Trampolining is an enjoyable cardiovascular activity that increases a child’s heart rate, builds strength and tones muscles. Most kids love to jump on a trampoline, so why not introduce them to a mini trampoline and engage them in games such as knee jumping, jumping on one leg or counting with each jump.

Tug of War

Tug of war is an entertaining and competitive activity that enhances a child’s strength and resistance. Use a piece of rope or a strong scarf.

Drawing and Painting

Encourage your child to draw or paint pictures of people they know or things that they like. Talk to them as they draw to encourage them to add detail (Does your person have arms? What colour hair do they need? etc)

 

Above all else, have fun as they learn!

Remember to keep talking with your child throughout the day as talking skills are very important. Take some time without the distraction of the television, screens or phone to play a game with them, talk about what they are doing or make up stories together with their toys. Remind them to look at the person they are listening to or talking to and to take turns in a conversation.

THE HOME LEARNING BELOW IS FOR 2019-20

RECEPTION HOME LEARNING

 

The home learning for reception for this week and previous weeks is below. Please do as much as you can with your child. We would appreciate greatly if you could practice the phonic sounds with your child each day if possible as it is really important they remember these.You can use the flashcards below and we also have two videos which you can play of Mrs Aitken and Miss Chapman which will help the children to say the sounds each day. These videos can be found in the video centre on the Home Learning page of the website. Thank you 

Reception Home Learning 13th – 17th July

 

Our learning this week is based on the book:

How Many Legs?

(As read by Mrs Wilkinson on the school website and Facebook page)

 

 

Over the week:

 

  • 10-15 minutes reading each day – children reading to you and you reading stories to them and talking about what they/you have read
  • 20-30 minutes of phonics each day (see below)
  • 20-30 minutes of maths each day (see below)
  • Writing  ideas  - if the children could do 2-3 a week that would be great (see below)
  • Topic activities – 2 or 3 over the week
  • Fitness time each day – JumpStart Jonny / Joe Wickes or just time playing outside or going for a walk/bike ride/scooter ride.

 

Remember to do what you can and that a play based approach will work best. Do not expect the children to sit for too long and whatever you can do is appreciated.

 

WRITING IDEAS

 

The children might like to:

- Write about the story of How Many Legs?

- Write about an animal with lots of legs.

- Write a party invite for all the animals you would like to invite to your tea party.

- Or anything else they are interested in.

 

Writing paper is available below to download if needed.

 

Whatever they write about we would love to see their writing (and pictures!) so please upload some photos on their blog so we can see their writing.

 

PHONICS

 

There are new Phonics lessons on YouTube from the Department of Education. There are lessons each day for Reception. These can be accessed at:    https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Alternatively, you could follow our daily timetable.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Revise all sounds

Practise all sounds (single letters, digraphs and trigraphs) using flashcards in learning pack or watch the videos of Mrs Aitken and Miss Chapman practising them. (videos are in the home learning section of the website or on school Facebook page)

Practise reading all the tricky words using flashcards from learning pack or writing on paper.

Play a game

 

Treasure or Trash

 

Write the following words onto paper then cut them out. Now ask your child to divide them into two piles: Treasure (real words) and Trash (nonsense words):

 

bark

coat

seen

part

short

narl

pown

pait

teng

Corners

 

Display the digraphs ch, ow, ar and or in different parts of the room. Say a word then see if your child can find the matching digraph:

 

chick

chat

chin

how

cow

towel

hard

farm

dark

fort

corn

sort

 

Word Hunt

 

Hide the following words around the house/garden for your child to find.

Ask them to bring them to you and read them:

 

foal

mixer

fear

soon

swing

sigh

hail

 

 

 

Rhyme words

 

How many words can you write that rhyme with hoop?

(these can include nonsense words, e.g., noop, foop)

 

Challenge:  Can you write a sentence using one of these words?

 

 

 

Tricky Word Challenge

 

How many tricky words can you find in your favourite story book?

 

Can you write the tricky words all by yourself?

 

Read the tricky words one by one and see if your child can write them.

 

 

Read

Can you hear that?

 

Are you running with me?

All my plums are high up in the tree.

 

We can cook fish.  

My hat was in her hand.

 

The cow was running fast!  

I can see a green chick.

 

We ran in the rain.

 

The town was dark.

Dictated sentence

The car was_____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

I had _____ for my dinner.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

We can see a   ____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

She is going to the _____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

 

If your child can read all of the tricky words on sight by themselves then you could always introduce the Phase 4 tricky words for them to start learning a couple at a time. We have previously sent flashcards you can download or they are in the home learning on the class pages of the website.

 

Phase 4 Tricky Words – said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, there, were, one, what, when, out

 

MATHS

 

Each day try to do the following:

 

  • Practise rote counting to 30 (or beyond if they can!)
  • Practise recognising 0-20 by using the flashcards in the learning pack and some of the ideas we gave you
  • Ask the children ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ questions using numbers to 20. For example – ‘What is one more than 8?’ ‘What is one less than 5?’ When they can do this with numbers 1-10 then try 11-20. If they struggle they could use a numberline (write 0-10 / 20 along a piece of paper) so they can find the numbers and work out what is ‘one more’ (next number along) and what is ‘one less’ (number before).

 

CHALLENGES FOR THIS WEEK – CAN YOU COMPLETE THEM ALL?

 

Monday

Practise sharing! Get a group of 10 objects and try to share them out equally onto two plates or into two circles you have drawn. Now do the same with another even amount of objects (12,16,20?)

Tuesday

Do the same as yesterday but use 9 objects. Share them equally onto 3 plates. Now do the same with 12 then 15 objects.

Wednesday

Get some sweets or cakes or raisins and share them equally between you and your family. Have you got an equal amount? Is it fair? Are there any left over?

Thursday

Do the ‘Feed the Minibeast Sharing’ activity sheet (below) and share out the food equally to the mini beasts: 

 

Friday

Have an indoor or outdoor picnic. Make sure you share out all the food equally with everyone at the picnic!

 

If you would like to do more maths then you could try any of the following:

 

Sharing worksheets (below)

 

Draw some pictures of different animals together and count how many legs. Can you write a number addition sentence to go with your picture?

 

White Rose Maths has produced a daily video of maths ideas for each day this week. This is based around the theme of the book ‘How Many Legs?’ this week.

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years

 

There are also maths lessons available from ‘The Oak Academy’ an on-line school that has been set up with the support of the Department for Education. There are a number of maths lessons for reception each week.

www.thenational.academy

 

Top Marks (www.topmarks.co.uk) has lots of maths games to practise key skills. Try some of the following:

Maths can be practised lots through play activities so encourage your child to count, find more/less, add and subtract items when they are playing.

 

TOPIC

 

  • What was your favourite part of the story? Can you draw it?

 

 

  • Can you draw an octopus? Can you label the different parts of its body?

 

 

  • Draw or paint pictures of animals with different numbers of legs.

 

Things you could make related to this week’s story:

 

                   Paper insects with legs                                                                   A butterfly foot painting

 

         

 

 

Reception Home Learning 6th – 10th July

 

Our learning this week is based on the book 

The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet

(As read by Mrs Wilkinson on the school website and Facebook page.)

 

 

Over the week:

 

  • 10-15 minutes reading each day – children reading to you and you reading stories to them and talking about what they/you have read
  • 20-30 minutes of phonics each day (see below)
  • 20-30 minutes of maths each day (see below)
  • Writing  ideas  - if the children could do 2-3 a week that would be great (see below)
  • Topic linked activities - 2 or 3 over the week (see below)
  • Fitness time each day – JumpStart Jonny / Joe Wickes or just time playing outside or going for a walk/bike ride/scooter ride.

 

Remember to do what you can and that a play based approach will work best. Do not expect the children to sit for too long and whatever you can do is appreciated.

 

WRITING IDEAS

 

The children might like to:

 

- Write about the story of The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet.

- Write about their perfect packed lunch.

- Write a story about a spaceship.

- Write about one of their best friends.

- Or anything else they are interested in.

 

Writing paper is provided below if you need it.

 

Whatever they write about we would love to see their writing (and pictures!) so please upload some photos on their blog so we can see their writing.

 

PHONICS

 

There are new Phonics lessons on YouTube from the Department of Education. There are lessons each day for Reception. These can be accessed at:    https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Alternatively, you could follow our daily timetable.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Revise all sounds

Practise all sounds (single letters, digraphs and trigraphs) using flashcards in learning pack or watch the videos of Mrs Aitken and Miss Chapman practising them. (videos are in the home learning section of the website or on school Facebook page)

Practise reading all the tricky words using flashcards from learning pack or writing on paper.

Play a game

 

Treasure or Trash

 

Write the following words onto paper then cut them out. Now ask your child to divide them into two piles:

Treasure (real words) or Trash (nonsense words):

 

park

noil

hair

hurt

shart

tail

lorg

that

 

     Corners

 

Display the digraphs oo, oa, ai and qu in different parts of the room.

Say a word then see if your child can find the matching digraph:

 

quick

quiet

queen

hoot

soot

pool

hail

snail

fail

float

coat

boat

Word Hunt

 

Hide the following words around the room. Get your child to find them, bring them to you and read them:

 

bark

clown

weep

buzz

queen

short

 

Rhyme words

 

How many words can you write that rhyme with hear? (fear, near, tear, clear…

These can also include nonsense words)

 

Challenge:  Can you write a sentence using one of these words?

 

 

 

Tricky Word Challenge

 

How many tricky words can you find in one of your favourite  books?

 

Can you write the tricky words all by yourself?

 

Read the tricky words one by one and see if your child can write them.

 

 

Read

 We can see a shop!

 

My dad has hurt his foot.

She has all her sweets.

 

Can they go to the pool?  

You are my big sister.

 

The dog was big and brown.   

How much can he sing?

 

I can feel her hand.

 

Dictated sentence

Can you see a _____?

 

How many different sentences can you write?

We are going to _____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

The king has ____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

They can hear the _____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

 

If your child can read all of the tricky words on sight by themselves then you could always introduce the Phase 4 tricky words for them to start learning a couple at a time. We have previously sent flashcards you can download or they are in the home learning on the class pages of the website.

 

Phase 4 Tricky Words – said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, there, were, one, what, when, out

 

MATHS

 

Each day try to do the following:

 

  • Practise rote counting to 30 (or beyond if they can!)
  • Practise recognising 0-20 by using the flashcards in the learning pack and some of the ideas we gave you
  • Ask the children ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ questions using numbers to 20. For example – ‘What is one more than 8?’ ‘What is one less than 5?’ When they can do this with numbers 1-10 then try 11-20. If they struggle they could use a numberline (write 0-10 / 20 along a piece of paper) so they can find the numbers and work out what is ‘one more’ (next number along) and what is ‘one less’ (number before).

 

CHALLENGES FOR THIS WEEK – CAN YOU COMPLETE THEM ALL?

 

Monday

Practise counting in 5’s up to 100.

Tuesday

Count in 5’s up to 100 and write each number down as you go.

Wednesday

Get a grown up to write some subtraction number sentences using the numbers 5,10,15 and 20 then see if you can work out the answers. You could use objects to help you.

Thursday

Can you write some addition number sentences for your grown up using the numbers 5,10 and 20 then check if they have got them right!

Friday

Play shops with 5p’s. Practise buying things and selling things to your grown up. Make sure you give them the correct change!

 

If you would like to do more maths then you could try any of the following:

 

Dinosaur maths sheets (below)

 

White Rose Maths has produced a daily video of maths ideas for each day this week. This is based around the theme of the book ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet’ this week.

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years

 

There are also maths lessons available from ‘The Oak Academy’ an on-line school that has been set up with the support of the Department for Education. There are a number of maths lessons for reception each week.

www.thenational.academy

 

Top Marks (www.topmarks.co.uk) has lots of maths games to practise key skills. Try some of the following:

Maths can be practised lots through play activities so encourage your child to count, find more/less, add and subtract items when they are playing.

 

TOPIC

 

What was your favourite part of the story? Can you draw it?

   

Try the book linked worksheets (below)

 

How many planets are there in our solar system? Watch this video to find out more: https://youtu.be/mQrlgH97v94 

 

Can you find out how long ago dinosaurs existed and why they became extinct?

 

Can you find a picture of the latest rocket to fly to the International Space Station?

Was it designed by NASA or Elon Musk?

 

Things you could make related to this week’s story:

 

            

 

         A Space Picture                                                A Rocket                                      A Dinosaur Collage

Reception Home Learning 29th June - 3rd July

Our work this week is based on

 

 

Oliver’s Vegetables

(As read by Mrs Wilkinson on the school website and Facebook page)

 

Over the week:

 

  • 10-15 minutes reading each day – children reading to you and you reading stories to them and talking about what they/you have read
  • 20-30 minutes of phonics each day (see below)
  • 20-30 minutes of maths each day (see below)
  • Writing  ideas  - if the children could do 2-3 a week that would be great (see below)
  • 2 or 3 topic activities – see below
  • Fitness time each day – JumpStart Jonny / Joe Wickes or just time playing outside or going for a walk/bike ride/scooter ride.

 

Remember to do what you can and that a play based approach will work best. Do not expect the children to sit for too long and whatever you can do is appreciated.

 

WRITING IDEAS

The children might like to:

 

- Write about the story of Oliver’s Vegetables

- Write about their favourite meal.

- Write about a family member. (A grandad, nana, dad, aunty, etc?)

- Practise writing the days of the week. They could write about their favourite day.

- Or anything else they are interested in.

 

Writing paper is available below to download and print if you need it.

 

Whatever they write about we would love to see their writing (and pictures!) so please upload some photos on their blog so we can see their writing.

 

PHONICS

 

There are new Phonics lessons on YouTube from the Department of Education. There are lessons each day for Reception. These can be accessed at:    https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Alternatively, you could follow our daily timetable.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Revise all sounds

Practise all sounds (single letters, digraphs and trigraphs) using flashcards in learning pack or watch the videos of Mrs Aitken and Miss Chapman practising them. (videos are in the home learning section of the website or on school Facebook page)

Practise reading all the tricky words using flashcards from learning pack or writing on paper.

Play a game

 

Word Hunt

 

Hide the following words around the house/garden for your child to find.

Ask them to read the words and to draw a picture of the words they find.

 

owl

turnip

coin

chair

park

carrot

 

 

Splat

Write the following words on paper. Ask your child to help you spell.

 

road

toad

seem

rush

wash

fear

 

Now get your child to close their eyes while you put them in a random order on the ground or table.

Now say a word and your child has to find it and ‘splat’ it with their hand.

Pictionary

 

Draw the following and get your child to guess what you are drawing and write it down.

 

fork

chip

arm

ear

tree

 

Rhyme words

 

How many words can your child write that rhyme with sing?

 

thing

king

wing

 

(you can also use nonsense words, eg, ling, ning, ting)

 

Challenge:  Can you write a sentence using one of these words?

 

 

 

Tricky Word Challenge

 

How many tricky words can you find in a favourite story book?

 

Can you write the tricky words all by yourself?

 

Read the tricky words one by one and see if your child can write them.

 

 

Read

The child has a hood.

 

The cat can turn into a cow!

I can feel a soft flower.

 

I can see my foot.  

They can chop wood.

 

Has the fish hurt you?   

We went to the high tower.

 

She wants her hair cut.

 

Dictated sentence

The sheep has a_____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

The dish ran away with ___.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

My hair is ____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

I got ____ at the shop.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

 

If your child can read all of the tricky words on sight by themselves then you could always introduce the Phase 4 tricky words for them to start learning a couple at a time. We have previously sent flashcards you can download or they are in the home learning on the class pages of the website.

 

Phase 4 Tricky Words – said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, there, were, one, what, when, out

 

MATHS

 

Each day try to do the following:

 

  • Practise rote counting to 30 (or beyond if they can!)
  • Practise recognising 0-20 by using the flashcards in the learning pack and some of the ideas we gave you
  • Ask the children ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ questions using numbers to 20. For example – ‘What is one more than 8?’ ‘What is one less than 5?’ When they can do this with numbers 1-10 then try 11-20. If they struggle they could use a numberline (write 0-10 / 20 along a piece of paper) so they can find the numbers and work out what is ‘one more’ (next number along) and what is ‘one less’ (number before).

 

CHALLENGES FOR THIS WEEK – CAN YOU COMPLETE THEM ALL?

 

Monday

Can you count in tens up to 100? How far can you get?

10,20,30,40…….

Tuesday

How many groups of 10 are in 20, 30 and 40? Use small objects to help you find out.

Wednesday

Can you find out what is half of 10, 20 and 30 using small objects and two plates to share them out equally?

Thursday

Can you say the days of the week in order?

Try the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GKmCQOy88Y

Can you cut and stick the days in order (worksheet - below)

Friday

Draw your favourite day of the week and write what you do on that day.

 

If you would like to do more maths then you could try any of the following:

 

Counting in 10s worksheet (below)

 

Counting vegetables sheets – easier and harder (below)

 

Vegetable addition sheets (below)

 

White Rose Maths has produced a daily video of maths ideas for each day this week. This is based around the theme of the book ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ this week.

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years

 

There are also maths lessons available from ‘The Oak Academy’ an on-line school that has been set up with the support of the Department for Education. There are a number of maths lessons for reception each week.

www.thenational.academy

 

Top Marks (www.topmarks.co.uk) has lots of maths games to practise key skills. Try some of the following:

Maths can be practised lots through play activities so encourage your child to count, find more/less, add and subtract items when they are playing.

 

 

TOPIC

 

Can you draw and label five different types of vegetable?

 

With a grown up cut open some fruits – can you find the seeds? Try planting some of them.

 

Have a go at eating a vegetable or fruit you have never tried before.

 

Can you help a grown up to make a vegetarian soup or meal?                   

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-soup

  

Can you find out why vegetables are so good for us?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNr1vPtIuH

 

If you have paint can you make a vegetable print picture? (If you don’t have

 paint you could use water and try printing on a flat surface outside?)

 

Can you find out what vegetables need to grow? This song might give you a clue…

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRhGOdqWIIo

 

Things you could make related to this weeks story:

 

Days of the week calendar                                                                          Vegetable printing

 

Reception Home Learning 22nd -26th  June

 

Our topic this week is

Zog by Julia Donaldson

(as read by Mrs Wilkinson on the school Facebook page and video centre in the home learning section of the website)

 

                                                                        

 

Over the week:

 

  • Listen to Mrs Wilkinson read the story of the week - video is on Facebook or in video centre on website
  • 10-15 minutes reading each day – children reading to you and you reading stories to them and talking about what they/you have read
  • 20-30 minutes of phonics each day (see below)
  • 20-30 minutes of maths each day (see below)
  • Writing  ideas  - if the children could do 2-3 a week that would be great (see below)
  • Topic linked ideas – 2 or 3 over week
  • Fitness time each day – JumpStart Jonny / Joe Wickes or just time playing outside or going for a walk/bike ride/scooter ride.

 

Remember to do what you can and that a play based approach will work best. Do not expect the children to sit for too long and whatever you can do is appreciated.

 

WRITING IDEAS

 

The children might like to:

 

- Write about the story of Zog

- Write about a princess, knight or dragon – describe what they are like.

- Write about what job they would like to do when they grow up.

- Write about a pet they have, or would like to have.

- Or anything else they are interested in.

 

Use the writing paper provided below.

 

Whatever they write about we would love to see their writing (and pictures!) so please upload some photos on their blog so we can see their writing.

 

PHONICS

There are new Phonics lessons on YouTube from the Department of Education. There are lessons each day for Reception. These can be accessed at:    https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

Alternatively, you could follow our daily timetable.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Revise all sounds

Practise all sounds (single letters, digraphs and trigraphs) using flashcards in learning pack or watch the videos of Mrs Aitken and Miss Chapman practising them. (videos are in the home learning section of the website or on school Facebook page)

Practise reading all the tricky words using flashcards from learning pack or writing on paper.

Play a game

 

Treasure or trash

 

Write the following words onto paper then cut them out. Now ask your child to divide them into two piles: Treasure(real words) or Trash(nonsense words)

 

barn

sorn

fork

wait

toin

chair

boat

noot

 

 

Corners

 

Display the digraphs ng, ee, ar, or in different parts of the room

Say a word then see if your child can find the matching digraph:

 

sing

ping

long

cart

yard

bark

short

pork

acorn

weep

seek

feel

 

    Word Hunt

 

Hide the following words around the room. Get your child to search for them, bring them to you and read them:

 

coin

howl

fizz

quack

seem

hook

Rhyme words

 

How many words can you write that rhyme with tail?

 

Challenge:  Can you write a sentence using one of these words?

 

 

 

Tricky Word Challenge

 

How many tricky words can you find in a favourite story book?

 

Can you write the tricky words all by yourself?

 

Read the tricky words one by one and see if your child can write them.

 

 

Read

Is a boat bigger than a car?

 

Is that thing in the pool?

The cat has a long tail.

 

The shop was very cool.  

Can a cow see you?

 

Can a sheep sit on a chair?   

I went to the park at night.

 

Josh can feel the rain on his arm.

 

Dictated sentence

I can cook_____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

My feet have ____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

I can hear you ____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

The queen is ____.

 

 

How many different sentences can you write?

 

If your child can read all of the tricky words on sight by themselves then you could always introduce the Phase 4 tricky words for them to start learning a couple at a time.

Phase 4 Tricky Words – said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, there, were, one, what, when, out

 

MATHS

Each day try to do the following:

  • Practise rote counting to 30 (or beyond if they can!)
  • Practise recognising 0-20 by using the flashcards in the learning pack and some of the ideas we gave you
  • Ask the children ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ questions using numbers to 20. For example – ‘What is one more than 8?’ ‘What is one less than 5?’ When they can do this with numbers 1-10 then try 11-20. If they struggle they could use a numberline (write 0-10 / 20 along a piece of paper) so they can find the numbers and work out what is ‘one more’ (next number along) and what is ‘one less’ (number before).

 

CHALLENGES FOR THIS WEEK – CAN YOU COMPLETE THEM ALL?

 

Monday

Draw around objects/draw a circle, a square and a rectangle. Can you find half of each shape by folding one side onto the other? Now cut down the fold line to make two equal halves.

Tuesday

Ask your grown up to give you an even number of objects. Can you put them into two, equal groups? Each group is half.

Wednesday

Using small objects and two hoops or plates can you find out what is half of 2,4,6,8 and 10.

Thursday

Draw a ladybird and put 8 spots on it’s back. Put half the spots on one side and half on the other. Make sure it has an equal amount of spots on each side. You can use the ladybird half sheet (below).

Friday

Try the ‘bee halving problem’ on the sheet (below)

 

If you would like to do more maths then you could try any of the following:

 

Colour half worksheet – colour half of each shape - see below

 

White Rose Maths has produced a daily video of maths ideas for each day this week. This is based around the theme of the book ‘Zog’ this week.

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years

 

There are also maths lessons available from ‘The Oak Academy’ an on-line school that has been set up with the support of the Department for Education. There are a number of maths lessons for reception each week.

www.thenational.academy

 

Top Marks (www.topmarks.co.uk) has lots of maths games to practise key skills. Try some of the following:

Maths can be practised lots through play activities so encourage your child to count, find more/less, add and subtract items when they are playing.

TOPIC

 

  • Can you try to copy a picture of Zog?

 

  • Find out what jobs a doctor does. Would you like to be a doctor?

 

  • Find out about the real ‘Flying Doctors’. Which country do they work in?                                                                           Follow this link and watch the video:   https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/wa/

 

 

Things to make related to this week’s story:  

 

A knight's shield

 

    

 

A stethoscope

 

    

Reception Home Learning 15th -19th  June

 

Our topic this week is

 

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

(As read by Mrs Wilkinson on the school website and Facebook page)

 

 

 

Over the week:

  • 10-15 minutes reading each day – children reading to you and you reading stories to them and talking about what they/you have read
  • 20-30 minutes of phonics each day (see below)
  • 20-30 minutes of maths each day (see below)
  • Writing  ideas  - if the children could do 2-3 a week that would be great (see below)
  • Fitness time each day – JumpStart Jonny / Joe Wickes or just time playing outside or going for a walk/bike ride/scooter ride.

Remember to do what you can and that a play based approach will work best. Do not expect the children to sit for too long and whatever you can do is appreciated.

 

WRITING IDEAS

 

The children might like to:

- Write about the story of Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox.

- Write about another story they have read.

- Write about a time when they were ill.

- Write about a dragon.

- Or anything else they are interested in.

 

Whatever they write about we would love to see their writing (and pictures!) so please upload some photos on their blog so we can see their writing.

 

PHONICS

 

There are new Phonics lessons on YouTube from the Department of Education. There are lessons each day for Reception. These can be accessed at:    https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Alternatively, you could follow our daily timetable.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Revise all sounds

Practise all sounds (single letters, digraphs and trigraphs) using flashcards in learning pack or watch the videos of Mrs Aitken and Miss Chapman practising them. (videos are in the home learning section of the website or on school Facebook page)

Practise reading all the tricky words using flashcards from learning pack or writing on paper.

Play a game

 

Corners

 

Display the digraphs oa, oo, oi, ch in different parts of a room. Say a word then see if your child can choose the matching digraph:

 

chain, chip, choose, soil, foil, spoil, foot, cook, hoot, boat, soak, cloak

 

Splat

 

Write the following words on paper. Ask your child to help you spell them:

 

spell

loop

cloak

stain

park

peel

 

Now put them in a random order on the ground or table, then say a word and your child has to find it and ‘splat’ it with their hand.

Pictionary

 

Draw the following and get your child to guess what you are drawing and write it down:

 

cow

clown

moat

pond

fish

ship

 

Rhyme words

 

How many words can your child think of that rhyme with air?

(hair, chair, fair)

 

Challenge:  Can they write a sentence using one of these words?

 

 

 

Tricky Word Challenge

 

How many tricky words can you find in your favourite story book?

 

Can you write the tricky words all by yourself?

 

Read the tricky words one by one and see if your child can write them.

 

 

Read

Can she keep the horse?

 

Was he bigger than her?

 

I am looking at the cow.

 

The tail on the goat is long.  

Am I high up in the tree?

 

Can you cook a chair?   

They went to the bright fair.

 

My ear hurts if you shout.

 

Dictated sentence

The shell is_____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

 I can see a big___.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

The church has a ____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

The pig has a ____ tail.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

 

If your child can read all of the tricky words on sight by themselves then you could always introduce the Phase 4 tricky words for them to start learning a couple at a time. We have previously sent flashcards you can download or they are in the home learning on the class pages of the website.

 

Phase 4 Tricky Words – said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, there, were, one, what, when, out

 

MATHS

 

Each day try to do the following:

  • Practise rote counting to 30 (or beyond if they can!)
  • Practise recognising 0-20 by using the flashcards in the learning pack and some of the ideas we gave you
  • Ask the children ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ questions using numbers to 20. For example – ‘What is one more than 8?’ ‘What is one less than 5?’ When they can do this with numbers 1-10 then try 11-20. If they struggle they could use a numberline (write 0-10 / 20 along a piece of paper) so they can find the numbers and work out what is ‘one more’ (next number along) and what is ‘one less’ (number before).

 

CHALLENGES FOR THIS WEEK – CAN YOU COMPLETE THEM ALL?

 

Monday

 Using small objects, double all the numbers up to 5. (e.g. 3 objects + 3 objects)

Tuesday

Do the same as yesterday but today write number sentences to go with your practical doubling. (i.e. 4+4=?) Use fingers or objects to check the answer.

Wednesday

Imagine you are a pirate with two treasure boxes (use small containers and real coins or objects for ‘treasure’). Put the same amount of objects in each treasure box then take them out and count them altogether to see how much treasure you have!

Thursday

Write some doubling number sentences for your grown up. Then check if they have got them right!

Friday

Do some of the activities on the ‘Doubling Problems’ worksheet linked at the end.

 

If you would like to do more maths then you could try any of the following:

 

Doubling worksheets  - links at the end

 

White Rose Maths has produced a daily video of maths ideas for each day this week. This is based around the theme of the book ‘Princess Mirror-Belle and the dragon pox’.

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years

 

There are also maths lessons available from ‘The Oak Academy’ an on-line school that has been set up with the support of the Department for Education. There are a number of maths lessons for reception each week.

www.thenational.academy

 

Top Marks (www.topmarks.co.uk) has lots of maths games to practise key skills. Try some of the following:

Maths can be practised lots through play activities so encourage your child to count, find more/less, add and subtract items when they are playing.

 

TOPIC

 

         What was your favourite part of the story? Can you draw it?

 

What can you find out about dragons?

 

Can you make a magic potion or ‘cure’ with the help of a grown up?

https://redtri.com/pretend-magic-potions-kids-can-make/

 

Can you find another story about a dragon?

 

Try some of the Princess Mirrabelle worksheets linked below - colouring, wordsearch and spot the difference.

 

 Things you could make related to this week’s story:

 

          A magic mirror                        A dragon model                                                           A dragon picture 

 

Reception Home Learning 8th - 12th June

 

Our topic this week is

The Princess and the Wizard

By Julia Donaldson

(As read by Mrs Wilkinson on the school website and Facebook page)

 

Over the week:

  • 10-15 minutes reading each day – children reading to you and you reading stories to them and talking about what they/you have read
  • 20-30 minutes of phonics each day (see below)
  • 20-30 minutes of maths each day (see below)
  • Writing  ideas  - if the children could do 2-3 a week that would be great (see below)
  • Fitness time each day – JumpStart Jonny / Joe Wickes or just time playing outside or going for a walk/bike ride/scooter ride.

Remember to do what you can and that a play based approach will work best. Do not expect the children to sit for too long and whatever you can do is appreciated.

 

WRITING IDEAS

 

The children might like to:

- Write about the story of The Princess and the Wizard

- Write a story about an imaginary princess or wizard

- Write a letter to a wizard or a princess

- Write about anything they are interested in.

 

Lined paper can be downloaded and printed - see below

 

Whatever they write about we would love to see their writing (and pictures!) so please upload some photos on their blog so we can see their writing.

 

PHONICS

 

There are new Phonics lessons on YouTube from the Department of Education. There are lessons each day for Reception. These can be accessed at:    https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

Alternatively, you could follow our daily timetable.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Revise all sounds

Practise all sounds (single letters, digraphs and trigraphs) using flashcards in learning pack or watch the videos of Mrs Aitken and Miss Chapman practising them. (videos are in the home learning section of the website or on school Facebook page)

Practise reading all the tricky words using flashcards from learning pack or writing on paper.

Play a game

 

Word Hunt

 

Hide the following words around the house/garden for your child to find.

Ask them read the words and to draw a picture of the words they find.

 

cow

ship

car

feet

soil

 

 

Splat

 

Write the following words on paper. Ask your child to help you spell them.

 

park

hair

burp

sigh

tail

that

 

 

Now get your child to close their eyes while you put them in a random order on the ground or table.

Now say a word and your child has to find it and ‘splat’ it with their hand.

Treasure or trash

 

Write the following words onto paper then cut them out. Divide them into two piles: Treasure (real words) and Trash (nonsense words)

 

noof

soap

shad

cook

fear

sowl

point

seng

thing

cork

chet

 

 

Rhyme words

 

How many words can you write that rhyme with ship?

 

Challenge:  Can you write a sentence using one of these words?

 

 

 

Tricky Word Challenge

 

Can you write the tricky words all by yourself?

 

Can you write three sentences with a tricky word in?

 

 

 

 

Read

Can he cook food?

 

The sheep can fight.

 

I can hear a goat.

 

Can she sail a ship?  

Can the queen sing?

 

The dog has a big curl.  

I want to sing a song.

 

My feet hurt.

 

Dictated sentence

The quiz is very _____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

The shark has ___.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

He was too ____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

The sail on the boat was ____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

 

If your child can read all of the tricky words on sight by themselves then you could always introduce the Phase 4 tricky words for them to start learning a couple at a time. We have previously sent flashcards you can download or they are in the home learning on the class pages of the website.

Phase 4 Tricky Words – said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, there, were, one, what, when, out

 

MATHS

 

Each day try to do the following:

  • Practise rote counting to 30 (or beyond if they can!)
  • Practise recognising 0-20 by using the flashcards in the learning pack and some of the ideas we gave you
  • Ask the children ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ questions using numbers to 20. For example – ‘What is one more than 8?’ ‘What is one less than 5?’ When they can do this with numbers 1-10 then try 11-20. If they struggle they could use a numberline (write 0-10 / 20 along a piece of paper) so they can find the numbers and work out what is ‘one more’ (next number along) and what is ‘one less’ (number before).

CHALLENGES FOR THIS WEEK – CAN YOU COMPLETE THEM ALL?

Monday

Can you count in two’s up to 10? (or even 20!) 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20

Tuesday

How many pairs of socks can you find? Now count in two’s to find out how many socks you have altogether.

Wednesday

Can you write down all the even numbers up to 10? (or even 20!)

Thursday

Can you count to 100 like the wizard? (with the help of a grown up if you need it)

Friday

Can you write a subtraction number sentence and an addition number sentence using only even numbers?

 

If you would like to do more maths then you could try any of the following:

 

Counting in twos worksheet (see below)

 

White Rose Maths has produced a daily video of maths ideas for each day this week. This is based around the theme of this week’s  book ‘The Princess and the Wizard’ this week.

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years

 

There are also maths lessons available from ‘The Oak Academy’ an on-line school that has been set up with the support of the Department for Education. There are a number of maths lessons for reception each week.

www.thenational.academy

 

Top Marks (www.topmarks.co.uk) has lots of maths games to practise key skills. Try some of the following:

Maths can be practised lots through play activities so encourage your child to count, find more/less, add and subtract items when they are playing.

TOPIC

 

This week our topic work is based  on The Princess and the Wizard,  as read by Mrs Wilkinson on the school website and Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Can you draw and label a castle with a moat?

 

  • Can you make a birthday cake fit for a prince or princess?

 

  • Can you find out the names of all the princesses and princes in our royal family?

 

  • Can you draw an outfit for a prince or princess or a wizard?

 

  • Can you make a crown out of recycling materials?

 

     Things you could make related to this week’s story:

 

 

Reception Home Learning 1st-5th June

Our topic this week is

Jack and the Beanstalk

 

WRITING IDEAS

The children might like to:

- Write about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

- Write about a story they have read.

- Write a story about their own beanstalk.

- Write a letter to someone.

- Or anything else they are interested in.

Whatever they write about we would love to see their writing (and pictures!) so please upload some photos on their blog so we can see their writing.

 

PHONICS

There are new Phonics lessons on YouTube from the Department of Education. There are lessons each day for Reception. These can be accessed at:    https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

Alternatively, you could follow our daily timetable.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Revise all sounds

Practise all sounds (single letters, digraphs and trigraphs) using flashcards in learning pack or watch the videos of Mrs Aitken and Miss Chapman practising them. (videos are in the home learning section of the website or on school Facebook page)

Practise reading all the tricky words using flashcards from learning pack or writing on paper.

Play a game

 

Word Hunt

 

Hide the following words around the house/garden for your child to find.

Ask them read the words and to draw a picture of the words they find.

 

barn

fork

paint

chair

boat

 

Splat

 

Write the following words on paper. Ask your child to help you spell them.

 

path

hurt

tear

star

fair

 

Now get your child to close their eyes while you put them in a random order on the ground or table.

Now say a word and your child has to find it and ‘splat’ it with their hand or foot.

Pictionary

 

Draw the following and get your child to guess what you are drawing and write it down.

 

cow

clown

moat

pond

fish

shower

 

Rhyme words

 

How many words can you write that rhyme with rain?

 

Challenge:  Can you write a sentence using one of these words?

 

 

 

Tricky Word Challenge

 

How many tricky words can you find in your favourite story book?

 

Can you write the tricky words all by yourself?

 

Read the tricky words one by one and see if your child can write them.

 

 

Read

Is the sun wet?

 

Is a lemon red?

 

Can a ship turn?

I am in a rush to go to the shop.

 

I can sing a song.  

Can a hammer chop wood?

 

Can a coat hang on a hook?   

I went to the farm.

 

Josh had fish and chips.

 

Dictated sentence

The bee can_____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

At the park I ___.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

The snail has ____.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

I got ____ from the shop.

 

How many different sentences can you write?

If your child can read all of the tricky words on sight by themselves then you could always introduce the Phase 4 tricky words for them to start learning a couple at a time. We have previously sent flashcards you can download or they are in the home learning on the class pages of the website.

Phase 4 Tricky Words – said, have, like, so, do, some, come, little, there, were, one, what, when, out

 

MATHS

Each day try to do the following:

  • Practise rote counting to 30 (or beyond if they can!)
  • Practise recognising 0-20 by using the flashcards in the learning pack and some of the ideas we gave you
  • Ask the children ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ questions using numbers to 20. For example – ‘What is one more than 8?’ ‘What is one less than 5?’ When they can do this with numbers 1-10 then try 11-20. If they struggle they could use a numberline (write 0-10 / 20 along a piece of paper) so they can find the numbers and work out what is ‘one more’ (next number along) and what is ‘one less’ (number before).

CHALLENGES FOR THIS WEEK – CAN YOU COMPLETE THEM ALL?

Monday

Practise your subtracting! Get a group of objects, take some away and see how many are left.  (i.e. 5 cars, take away 2 equals 3 cars left.)

Tuesday

Do the same as yesterday but today can you write number sentences to go with your practical subtractions. (i.e. 10 – 3  = 7)

Wednesday

Get a grown up to write some subtraction number sentences and see if you can work out the answers. You could use objects or your fingers to help you.

Thursday

Can you write some subtraction number sentences for your grown up. Then check if they have got them right!

Friday

Play shops with 1ps. Make up prices for food or toy items and then buy them using the coins. You can try to use 2ps as well if you like. How much change would you have

If you would like to do more maths then you could try any of the following:

 

White Rose Maths has produced a daily video of maths ideas for each day this week. This is based around the theme of the book ‘The Snail and the Whale’ this week.

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years

 

There are also maths lessons available from ‘The Oak Academy’ an on-line school that has been set up with the support of the Department for Education. There are a number of maths lessons for reception each week.

www.thenational.academy

 

Top Marks (www.topmarks.co.uk) has lots of maths games to practise key skills. 

 

Maths can be practised lots through play activities so encourage your child to count, find more/less, add and subtract items when they are playing.

 

TOPIC

 

This week our topic is Jack and the Beanstalk.

 

  • Read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk or watch it on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5rxfLRgXRE
  • What was your favourite part of the story? Can you draw it?
  • How do plants grow? Watch this video to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zc62tfr
  • Draw a beanstalk? Can you label the leaves, stem and roots?
  • If you have any bean seeds at home, have a go at planting them in a glass jar or bag and record what happens in a bean diary. 

 

Beanstalk themed art:

 

 

 

 

 

                              

 

 

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