Reception

Look at some of the fantastic work our children have been doing since lockdown – both at home and in school!

 

 Welcome to the Reception Home Learning page!

We are so sad that our time together in the new year was cut so short. We now have to go to remote learning for the next few weeks, but we promise to make it as fun as possible… and we can’t wait until we’re all back together again!

Below is our weekly timetable in Reception.

Every day the children will have an English and a Maths lesson in the morning and a topic-based lesson in the afternoon. Also every day the children will take part in a daily physical activity – this could be either a Cosmic Kids Yoga activity, one of the Joe Wicks exercise sessions or even just a walk outside – please feel free to do whichever form of exercise is most enjoyable for your family!

In addition to the lessons set out below we will also be doing two ‘drop in’ Zoom sessions every week, to enable the children (and parents) at home to stay in touch with the other pupils and staff in Reception, as well as have the opportunity to share/discuss how home-learning is going. We feel that this ‘face-to-face’ contact will be invaluable for the mental health and well-being of all children. Details of these Zoom sessions will always be sent out to you privately via Tapestry.

Morning 1 Morning 2 Lunch Afternoon 1 Afternoon 2
Monday Phonics/

Handwriting

Maths Topic Physical Activity
Tuesday Phonics/

Handwriting

Maths Topic Zoom ‘drop in’ session 2.30pm
Wednesday Phonics/

Handwriting

Maths Topic Physical Activity
Thursday Phonics/

Handwriting

Maths Topic Physical Activity
Friday Key skills Maths Zoom ‘drop in’ session 11am Forest Fun End of week activity
            Every day activities:

Reading: Reading book or Oxford Owl website books

Practise key words

Practise writing own name (with a capital letter at the start and all letters formed correctly).

Recording your child’s work:

Every child has been allocated a workbook to record their home learning in. These books are available to collect from the school entrance way, at a specific time sent to you via parentmail. If you are unable to collect the workbook just record home learning activities on normal paper (or a workbook of your own), it really doesn’t matter as long as the work is being done somewhere! Please just start a new page/sheet of paper for each new subject and put the date at the top of the page before they start. Thank you.

Sharing your child’s work with us:

The home-learning details for each day will be posted below. Please upload any photographs or comments regarding the children’s learning for that day via Tapestry – just one post per day please  (rather than a different post for every lesson or every piece of work)! We are already really missing all of the children and feel very lucky that we have Tapestry to enable us to stay in touch this way. 😊

 

 

 

Home Learning: Monday 25th January 

Phonics/Handwriting: This week we are going to make sure we are super confident with all of the sounds on Scrap’s Phonics. We’re also going to work on our letter formation every Monday – just to make sure that all letters are being formed correctly!

Start by singing all of the sounds we’ve learnt so far by clicking on the Jolly Phonics link; all of the songs up to and including ng… don’t forget to do the actions too!  Afterwards we’re going to practise writing a set of letters that are in the same ‘family’ because they all start the same way: The ‘Ladder Letters‘ are l,i,t,u,j,y – they all start at the top and go straight down (like a ladder). You can either use the Ladder Letters sheet or just practise these letters in your books – making sure that they are all formed correctly (the ‘y’ is the one which children tend to find tricky)!

 

Maths: Start with this Counting to 20 song.  Then this week we are going to focus on addition. Watch my introduction to addition video and then please just reinforce that addition means putting things together and the sign we use for add is + .

To practise adding two numbers together we are going to play the Addition to 10 game on Topmarks Maths.

 

Topic: This week we’re going to look at really important ‘real-life’ superheroes… the police!  Start by watching the Police Officers Espresso video and then discuss what you already know about police officers. Then we’re going to get ‘arty’ and draw, paint or colour a picture of a police officer or some special police equipment. Here are some Police Colouring Pages if you want to colour.  Don’t forget to take a photograph so we can see what you do!

 

 

Home Learning: Tuesday 26th January 

Phonics/Handwriting: To start, play the Flash cards speed sounds game on Phonics Play again, to see if you can beat last week’s score. Don’t forget, to get the right sounds for us you need to select Pick individual graphemes and then click All on sets 1 to 8 (this will make sure that it uses all the sounds up to and including ng).  Afterwards practise any sounds that you found tricky.

Then go to the Activities section of Scrap’s Phonics and choose any of the games on there to practise your phonics skills *choose whichever sounds you feel your child needs to practise the most.

 

Maths: Start with a new counting to 20 song. Then we’re going to think about addition again. Remember when you add two things together the answer will always be bigger!  Watch my adding video again to remind yourself of how I added, using objects from around the classroom. Then it’s your turn! Can you use objects from around your house to answer these addition number sentences? (write the completed number sentences down in your books):

  • 2 + 3 =
  • 5 + 1 =
  • 4 + 2 =
  • 3 + 4 =
  • 6 + 3 =
  • For an extra challenge can you make 3 more addition number sentences of your own?

 

Topic: Start by going through the police information book  and watch the Police dogs video (both on Espresso).  Discuss what you have found out, or what you found most interesting. Finally, for our computing task this week we are going to play the ‘Police snap‘ game (you can adjust the speed of the game if your child is finding it too easy or too hard). 

***Reception class Zoom ‘drop in’ session 2.30pm ***

Details will be sent to you via Tapestry.

 

 

Home Learning: Wednesday 27th January

Phonics/Handwriting: To start, go to Scrap’s Phonics on Espresso. Start at the top of the path and read each sound carefully as you work your way down. If you know the sound confidently move onto the next sound, but if you are not sure – or get it muddled with another sound, then click on that particular sound on the path so that you can watch the video and practise it a little bit more.

Afterwards press on the ‘Tricky Words’ sign at the end of the path and watch that video together. Then play the Reading tricky-high frequency words game on Espresso.

 

Maths: Start by joining in with this counting to 20 video.  Then we’re going to practise our addition skills again. We’ll start by watching a new Numberblocks episode which looks at addition. Then we’re going to solve more addition problems. You can either use this Superhero Addition To 10 sheet, or if you don’t have access to a printer just draw simple dots for your child to add together, up to a total of 10 (just make sure the dots are large enough to count easily). As long as they are practising their addition skills it doesn’t matter what it is that they’re counting!

 

Topic:  Does anyone remember (from Monday’s video) how to contact the police in an emergency? Watch the 999 video together and then discuss how important it is to only ever ring 999 if it is a real emergency.  Can you make a poster to tell people to ring 999 in an emergency? – Don’t forget to take a picture for us!

Finish by watching/singing the People Who help us song again.

 

 

Home Learning: Thursday 28th January    Happy Birthday to Leo! 🎉🎁🎂

Phonics/Handwriting: To start, play the Flash cards speed sounds game on Phonics Play again, to see if you can beat Tuesday’s score. Don’t forget, to get the right sounds for us you need to select Pick individual graphemes and then click All on sets 1 to 8 (this will make sure that it uses all the sounds up to and including ng).  Afterwards practise any sounds that you found tricky.

Then  the ‘click on the ‘tricky Words’ sign at the end of Scrap’s Phonics path on Espresso and watch the video again.  Afterwards play the Spelling tricky high-frequency words game on Espresso.

 

Maths: Today we’re going to have a revision of numbers to 20. Start by watching a counting to counting to 20 Numberblocks episode. Then watch (and join in with) the writing numbers to 20 song on Espresso. Finally, practise writing out numbers 1-20 neatly in your books – remember that all numbers start at the top!

 

Topic: Thursday is our ‘craft afternoon’. Start by watching a short Police story together, then we’re going to think about police officers and the equipment that they might use. What could you make today?

Here is a Police Identity Badge Template you could use to create your own police badge, or here are some examples of other police craft ideas to give you some inspiration:

We can’t wait to see what you make! 👮‍♀️👮‍♂️👍

 

 

Home Learning: Friday 29th January 

Key skills: Friday is our weekly chance to focus on our key words and name writing skills. 

Start by watching the tricky words song video again. Then practise reading your own set of key words. *

*Every child is on a different set of key words. If your child has already passed set 8 then they will be now working on their spellings too! *

Please let us know how your child is doing with their key words (and spellings if they are at this level) – remember that to move onto the next set of words the child must be able to read their current words confidently and instantly (not by trying to sound them out or guess them)!  If they are ready for their next set let us know and we will send them to you via Tapestry.

Finally, use this session to practise writing your (first) name, making sure that every letter is formed correctly and that it always starts with a capital letter!

 

Maths: Start with one of our favourite Counting to 20 songs. Then to refresh addition skills, play the Addition to 10 game on Topmarks Maths that we played for the first time on Monday. 

*** Reception class Zoom ‘drop in’ session 11.am ***

Details will be sent to you via Tapestry.

 

Forest Fun: This week we are taking part in the RSPB Big School’s Birdwatch. You can either just go along with what we do in school on Friday or you can register to do the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at home (any time between the 29th and 31st January) – they are basically the same thing, just that one is for homes and one is for schools!

We will start by watching the  Birdwatch video on Espresso. Then we’ll familiarise ourselves with the different types of bird that are on our lists before going outside and carefully, quietly taking part in the actual birdwatch. I can’t wait to hear which birds you see at home – I wonder if our results will all be very similar?  Here is the checklist that we will be using in school: Rspb Big Schools Birdwatch Counting Sheet.

 

End of ‘Health Workers week’ activity:  Sit back and enjoy the Let’s Play Police Officer episode from CBeebies.

 

Have a happy and safe weekend everyone 🌈

 

 

 

To access the home learning activities from previous weeks, please click on the links below: 

Home Learning Week 1 (week beginning 4.1.21)

Home Learning Week 2 (week beginning 11.1.21)

Home Learning Week 3 (week beginning 18.1.21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning: Monday 1st February

Phonics/HandwritingStart by singing all of the sounds we’ve learnt so far by clicking on the Jolly Phonics link; all of the songs up to and including ng… don’t forget to do the actions too!  Afterwards we’re going to practise writing the next set of letters that are in the same ‘family’ because they all start the same way: The Curly Caterpillars! The Curly Caterpillars all contain a ‘curly c’ shape, so make sure that you’re forming this correctly (starting from the top and the correct way round!) before you start on any of the other letters. The letters in this family are: c, a, d, g, q, e, s, f, o.  You can either practise these letters in your book (several times each) or use the Curly Caterpillars worksheet.

 

Maths: Start with this Counting to 20 song.  Then this week we are going to focus on subtraction or take away.  First watch my subtraction video and just discuss afterwards how subtract/take away mean the same thing and the sign for doing this is -.

 

Topic: This week we’re going to look at really brave ‘real-life’ superheroes… firefighters!  Start by watching the What do firefighters do? video on Espresso and discussing what you find out together. They don’t just put out fires – they do so many other jobs too!

Draw, paint or colour your own firefighter picture. Here is a Fire Engine Colouring Page you could use – just remember to use your very neatest colouring skills!  Finish the afternoon by listening to the story of Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete  by James Dean.

 

 

Home Learning: Tuesday 2nd February 

Phonics/Handwriting: To start, play the Flash cards speed sounds game on Phonics Play again, to see if you can beat last week’s score. Don’t forget, to get the right sounds for us you need to select Pick individual graphemes and then click All on sets 1 to 8 (this will make sure that it uses all the sounds up to and including ng).  Afterwards practise any sounds that you found tricky.

Then go to the Activities section of Scrap’s Phonics and choose any of the games on there to practise your phonics skills *choose whichever sounds you feel your child needs to practise the most.

Maths: Start with a counting to 20 song. Then we’re going to think about subtraction/take away again. Remember when you take away the answer will always be smaller!  Watch my subtracting video again to remind yourself of how I solved some taking away problems, using objects from around the classroom. Then it’s your turn! Can you use objects from around your house to answer these subtraction number sentences? (write the completed number sentences down in your books):

  • 5 – 2 =
  • 7 – 3 =
  • 6 – 4 =
  • 9 – 1=
  • 10 – 5 =
  • For an extra challenge can you make 3 more subtraction number sentences of your own?

Topic:

Fireman Sam is one of the most well known and loved firefighters we know. There are lots of different  Fireman Sam games to choose from on the Cartoonito website to practise your computer skills (in school we will be learning how to use a mouse for these games in our computer suite, so if you do have a mouse attached to your computer please encourage your child to use this, if not don’t worry – we will learn this skill when they return to school).

Matching Pairs game on Espresso.

***Reception class Zoom ‘drop in’ session 2.30pm ***

Details will be sent to you via Tapestry.

 

 

Home Learning: Wednesday 3rd February

Phonics/Handwriting:

Maths: Start by joining in with this counting to 20 video.

Topic:  Start by reading the Charlie The Firefighter story together. Afterwards, discuss what YOU would like to be when you grow up – would you like to be one of the ‘real-life superheroes’ that we’ve been learning about, or is there something else you’d really like to be?

Use the When I’m Grown Up page (or just use this to give you an idea of the activity if you don’t have access to a printer) to write and draw a picture of what you’d like to be when you grow up and why (adults can scribe this part for their child).

 

 

Home Learning: Thursday 4th February  

Phonics/Handwriting: To start, play the Flash cards speed sounds game on Phonics Play again, to see if you can beat Tuesday’s score. Don’t forget, to get the right sounds for us you need to select Pick individual graphemes and then click All on sets 1 to 8 (this will make sure that it uses all the sounds up to and including ng).  Afterwards practise any sounds that you found tricky.

Maths:

Topic: Thursday is our ‘craft afternoon’. Start by watching the Firefighting Tools video on Espresso to have a look at some of the special equipment that firefighters need. Then be as creative as you like, what firefighter – themed activity will you do this afternoon?

We can’t wait to see what you make! 👩‍🚒👨‍🚒👍

Finish by watching/singing along to the People Who help us song again.

 

 

Home Learning: Friday 5th February 

Key skills: Friday is our weekly chance to focus on our key words and name writing skills. 

Start by watching the tricky words song video again. Then practise reading your own set of key words. *

*Every child is on a different set of key words. If your child has already passed set 8 then they will be now working on their spellings too! *

Please let us know how your child is doing with their key words (and spellings if they are at this level) – remember that to move onto the next set of words the child must be able to read their current words confidently and instantly (not by trying to sound them out or guess them)!  If they are ready for their next set let us know and we will send them to you via Tapestry.

Finally, use this session to practise writing your (first) name, making sure that every letter is formed correctly and that it always starts with a capital letter!

 

Maths: Start with one of the Counting to 20 songs. 

*** Reception class Zoom ‘drop in’ session 11.am ***

Details will be sent to you via Tapestry.

 

Forest Fun:

 

End of ‘Firefighter week’ activityLet’s Play Firefighters episode.

 

Have a happy and safe weekend everyone 🌈