Reception

The Reception Weekly Timetable:

Monday English BREAK Phonics Maths LUNCH Topic Story / Reading Physical Activity
Tuesday English BREAK Phonics Maths LUNCH Computing Story / Reading Physical Activity
Wednesday English BREAK Phonics Maths LUNCH Topic Story / Reading Physical Activity
Thursday English BREAK Phonics Maths LUNCH Topic Story / Reading Physical Activity
Friday Physical Activity BREAK Phonics Forest Fun LUNCH Topic Story / Reading Physical Activity

HOME LEARNING  

Hello everyone, welcome to a new half term!   We hope you had a nice half term and you are all well.

Below you will find home learning activities for our Reception children. Remember these are just ideas of activities you can do. Everyone is different so please don’t worry if you can’t complete all of the activities. Also if you are unable to print work out please just answer the questions or do the activity in a work book or on paper.

Above all else, have fun with your learning and take care,

From Mrs Pearson, Mrs Hall and Mrs Leavy 🙂

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

Here is a list of links to sites that we subscribe to and use in the Infants: Website Links For Infants

You may have seen in the news that the Government are providing daily lessons for each Year Group, delivered by ‘The Oak National Academy.’ To access these, click on the link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule

You may want to dip in and out of these to supplement the work on our website. Remember, these are just suggestions for further ideas and they do not necessarily follow the same topics that we are covering at Buckstones. Please do not worry if you do not use them!

 

 

GENERAL ON-GOING DAILY ACTIVITIES:

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Daily exercise – get out in the fresh air if possible 🙂

Try whichever physical activities your child enjoys most. These links may be useful:

Dance Videos with Mrs K  – dance with our very own Mrs Kulczycki!

The Body Coach (Joe Wicks) has daily workouts that we are following in school.

Cosmic Yoga has some lovely activities to try.

The Real P.E. website has daily activities for each of the different key stages. Log in details have been sent to all parents via email. 

Oldham Sport Development are setting a daily challenge for all Oldham children, just visit @volsportoldham for updates.

READING

Please continue to read on a daily basis. Read books from home.  Remember to record these in your reading records so that they count towards your child’s bookmark stickers.  If you are struggling to find new age-appropriate reading materials have a look on the Oxford Owl website, there are plenty of free on-line books to access here.

New reading ideas: Search for: Teach your Monster To Read and/or Jolly Phonics e-readers if you need new reading ideas.

Continue to work through the Buckstones Reading Challenge and also practise reading the child’s key words as often as possible. 

Please keep on sending any photographs in via Tapestry (rather than via email to the school office), it is so lovely to see the work that the children are doing at home – and we can add them to the Home Learning Experiences Page so that the children can all see each other too!

 

 

Week Beginning 1.6.20 Reception Home Learning

It’s the start of a brand new half term and a brand new topic. Our topic this time is Amazing Animals! We are going to be looking at different animals from all over the world and learning about the different places that they live. It’s going to be lots of fun!

Monday

English

Watch this Dear Zoo video by Rod Campbell. Discuss the story, is one that you know already?

Next we are going to practise our handwriting as we need to make sure that we are forming our letters correctly. First look at the Letter Formation Posters (no need to print these out). They just explain the groups that letters can be put into based upon how we write them. Each week we will focus on one group, this week it’s the curly caterpillars! Use the Curly Caterpillars sheet or just use plain paper (lined if possible) to practise this group of letters. Please make sure that your child is starting each letter in the correct place – and practise any that they struggle with at the end.

Phonics

We’re going to revise Phase 2 sounds today. Start by reading the sounds along Scrap’s Phonics path on espresso. Check that your child is reading each sound confidently and click on any of the sounds that they are not so confident with to watch that video. Afterwards Click on Scraps Tricky Words at the end of the path to watch that video and then choose from any of Scraps phase 2 games to play.

Maths

Start with our numbers to 20 song. This week we are going to re-cap numbers to 20, to make sure we are really confident with reading, writing and ordering them. Today we are going to focus on ordering numbers 11-20, using the Animal Cut And Stick 11 20 sheet. (page 2 only). First cut out the number cards, read each one and put in the right order. Once you’re happy that the order is correct you can stick them down.

Topic

Watch the Pets Video on espresso. Discuss what a pet is and talk about any pets that you have (or have had in the past). Draw/paint a picture of any pets that you have at your house. If you don’t have any pets of your own you could draw a pet belonging to a family member or even a pet that you would like to have one day!

 

Tuesday

English

Watch/read Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell.  Use careful colouring to colour all the animals on the Dear Zoo Colouring Sheet  (draw the animals if you don’t have access to a printer). Discuss which animal is your favourite!

Phonics

First watch the Phase 2 tricky words video. Then we’re going to use our phase 2 phonics knowledge to practise using the sounds to blend and read. Click on the Phonics Play Comics link and select the last phase 2 comic: ‘A bug’. This is a comic strip which allows the child to practise their phase 2 phonics – you could take it in turns to read a caption each.  If they enjoy this one try any of the other phase 2 comic strips, it’s great reading practise!

Maths

Start with a numbers to 20 song. Today we are going to focus on counting accurately, making sure we count each item once (pointing to/touching each item is really important for this). Use the Zoo Animals Count And Colour sheet, or just create your own.

Topic

Tuesday afternoon is our computing afternoon. Go to the Elephant activity on Purple Mash (Art, Animals, Elephant). And create your own amazing elephant! Don’t forget to save your picture in our Reception folder.

 

Wednesday

English

Re-read/watch this version of  Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell (this one shows the actual book, with the flaps to lift on each page).  Today we are going to pretend that the author of the book wants a new page in the middle adding and he wants us to write it for him! Use the Dear Zoo New Page! or simply create your own. Think of a new animal that would be fun new page in the book. Write the name of the animal, draw the animal and think of a reason why the animal might not be a good idea to keep as a pet. If you like you could even add a flap of paper to cover your picture so that it looks like a page in the real book!

Phonics

For the rest of this week we’re going to focus on phase 3 phonics. First watch and join in with the Phase 3 sounds video. Then read along the sounds on Polly’s Phase 3 phonics path on espresso, stopping to click on and watch the videos for any sounds your child is not yet confident with. Afterwards play any of Polly’s Phase 3 games.

Maths

Start with our numbers to 20 song. Then explain that today we are focusing on writing numbers correctly. First watch the Writing numbers video on espresso. Then practise writing the numbers 1 – 10, using the Number Formation 1 10 sheet, or simply on a piece of paper (lined if possible). Please make sure that every number starts at the top and practise any that they find tricky again at the end.

Topic

First play the What Pet Am I? Powerpoint game together (remember to click on ‘slide show’ and ‘from beginning’ first). Then we are going to do a sorting activity. Which animals are commonly kept as pets and which ones are definitely not? Use the Pets Or Wild Animals sheets, or just create your own.

 

Thursday

English

Re-read/watch yesterday’s version of  Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. Today we’re going to create our own last page of the story, a page for a perfect pet! Think of animal that you think would be a perfect pet and create your own new page for it, using either the Dear Zoo New Last Page! or create your own. Remember to add a flap if you like!

Phonics

Try the Phase 3 sounds again by watching the Phase 3 sounds video. Then Play the Picnic on Pluto game (Phase 3 option) on Phonics Play, choosing whichever sounds group you feel your child needs to practise the most.

Maths

Start with a numbers to 20 song. Today we are carrying on with our work on writing numbers correctly. First watch the Writing numbers video on espresso. Then practise writing the numbers 1 1-20, using the Number Formation 11 20 sheet, or simply on a piece of paper (lined if possible). Please make sure that every number starts at the top and practise any that they find tricky again at the end.

Topic

Listen to the Dear Zoo song, then it’s creative time! Make one of the animals from the Dear Zoo story out of anything you can find around your house – paper, boxes, play-doh etc. Be as creative as you like! Here are some ideas to get you started:

 

Friday

P.E.

Start by playing our Dear Zoo song, have a dance to warm up as it plays!  Then we’re going to do some Dear Zoo yoga.

Phonics

Try the Phase 3 sounds again by watching the Phase 3 sounds video. Then Read the Pet Vet comic on Phonics Play Comics, taking it in turns to read a caption as you go.

Forest School

Use your walk time to do a bit of animal spotting! Go for a walk and make a list (written or pictorial) of any animals you see in your local area. Maybe it will be birds or minibeasts, maybe it will be farm animals or other people’s pets… I wonder if any of you will see a lion or a crocodile?! Please send us a photograph of your lists so we can see the kinds of animals you’ve seen on your walk.

Topic

Friday afternoon is as always, our finishing off/ intervention time. Go over any activities that your child needs to complete or has found tricky this week. Remember number and letter formation is always a priority – especially writing their own name perfectly!

 

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

 

 

 

Week Beginning 8.6.20 Reception Home Learning

 

Monday

English

Watch or read Farmyard Hullabaloo by Giles Andreae. Discuss the different farm animals, which farm animal is your favourite?

Next we are going to practise our handwriting as we need to make sure that we are forming our letters correctly. First look at the Letter Formation Posters again (no need to print these out). They just explain the groups that letters can be put into based upon how we write them. Each week we will focus on one group, this week it’s the Ladder Letters! Use the Ladder Letters sheet or just use plain paper (lined if possible) to practise this group of letters. Please make sure that your child is starting each letter in the correct place – and practise any that they struggle with at the end.

Phonics

Maths

Topic

Computing afternoon is changing to a Monday from now on! Go to the Farm Activity on Purple Mash (Art, Animals, Farm). And add a farm animal (or animals) of your choice to the farm scene. Don’t forget to save your picture in our Reception folder.

 

Tuesday

English

Read or watch Farmyard Hullabaloo by Giles Andreae. Use careful colouring to colour all the animals on the Farmyard Hullabaloo Colouring Sheets – there are two sheets to choose from, one is fine! (draw the animals if you don’t have access to a printer). Discuss which animal is your favourite!

Phonics

Maths

Topic

Watch and join in with the Old Mac Donald song together.

 

Wednesday

English

Phonics

Maths

Topic

 

Thursday

English

Phonics

Maths

Topic

 

 

Friday

P.E.

Farmyard yoga time! Use the following link to go to today’s Cosmic Yoga session: Farm Cosmic Yoga

Phonics

Forest School

Topic

Friday afternoon is as always, our finishing off/ intervention time. Go over any activities that your child needs to complete or has found tricky this week. Remember number and letter formation is always a priority – especially writing their own name perfectly!

 

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

 

 

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