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  

We hope that you are all well and coping in these difficult circumstances.

Below you will find home learning activities for our Reception children. 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 your work books/on paper 🙂

 

Here is a list of links to sites that we subscribe to and use in the Infants: Website Links For Infants  The list also came home via ParentMail 23.3.20.

As some of you may already be aware, children up and down the country have been drawing and painting rainbows and writing colourful messages to put in their windows at home in order to bring everyone together in these times of isolation and uncertainty. If possible, we are asking each of our little Buckstones superstars to do the same, if you have not already done so 🙂 We will also be making our own rainbows in school – keep your eyes peeled! https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/parenting/families-painting-rainbows-windows-spread-17964109

GENERAL ON-GOING DAILY ACTIVITIES:

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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

New to the school website are Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there.

These links may be useful: The Body Coach has daily workouts for children that we are doing in school and Cosmic Yoga has some lovely activities to try.  *Other ideas: 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.  Also Oldham Sport Development will be setting a daily challenge for all the students we are missing out on teaching over the coming weeks. This is open to 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 / journals 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 on-line books on there!

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

 

 

Week Commencing Monday 30th March 2020

Monday 30th March

ENGLISH

This week we are reading Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae.  I chose this particular video because there are some very funny character voices which I think the children will love! Watch the story together and discuss the different animals, discuss which is your favourite.  Use the Commotion In The Ocean Word Mat to draw and label some of the characters from the story. Focus on copying skills, pencil grip and also letter formation.

PHONICS 

Start by reading through all the sounds on the Phase 2 Mat.  Hopefully your child is now confident with all of these sounds, but please make a note of any that your child struggles with and then practise these as often as possible throughout the day.  Next look at the ‘Polly’s Phonics section on espresso (phase 3). Last week we focused on the ‘ear’ sound, today we are going to learn a new sound: air. Click on the air button and watch the video together, then play the air words game together.

MATHS

Numbers to 20 focus. Sing the Numbers to 20 song 

Watch the numbers 11-20 video on espresso, then play the missing numbers (0-20) game on espresso.  Hopefully by now your child is becoming more and more confident with the ‘teen’ numbers!

TOPIC

As we are sadly now unable to visit the real aquarium this week 🙁 I am setting the children the challenge of designing and making their own aquarium at home! This is an open-ended task – you can use whatever resources you have available at home; paint, felt-tips, paper, junk-modelling, collage materials – whatever you like! Be sure to add some of the sea creatures you saw in the ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ and ‘Sharing a Shell’ stories as well as any others that interest you! This is an on-going task across the week – so it doesn’t have to be complete in one afternoon! Have a look at the ‘Home Learning Experiences’ page and you will see a photograph of one that Riley has already done at home to give you some ideas. 🙂

 

 

Tuesday 31st March

ENGLISH

Re-read Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae.  Discuss the different sea creatures and decide upon one favourite one to write about. Then use the Commotion In The Ocean Writing Sheet  to write a sentence (or more if capable) about that animal and why it is your favourite. We always practise speaking a sentence several times before we write it down so that it is clear in our minds. When writing it down focus on sounding out each word (they don’t have to be spelt correctly) and leaving a space between each word.  If you don’t have access to a printer simply use a piece of paper for this activity.

PHONICS

Look at the ‘Polly’s Phonics section on espresso (phase 3). Read through all of the sounds along the path until you come to our focus sound: air. Watch the video again and then play the Air Roll And Read Game  If you don’t have access to a printer just write out some words containing the ‘air’ sound (use the above link to help you) next to numbers from 1 to 6 and then cross them off as you roll the corresponding number.

MATHS

Numbers to 20 focus. Watch the writing numbers to 20 video/song on espresso. Then try the Missing Numbers 1 20  worksheet. If you don’t have access to a printer simply write some number lines from 1 to 20 out, with several of the numbers missing and then ask your child to first work out what the missing number is and then write it correctly.

TOPIC

Tuesday afternoon is our computing afternoon. Before school closed we were reading ‘Rainbow Fish’ and using the computers to create our own beautiful fish. Some children had a go at this but many did not get the opportunity, so today we all get chance to create our own beautiful fish! To do this log on to Purple Mash   If you have any problems just log in to Purple Mash with the details at the top of this page, then go to ‘Art‘ and then ‘Seaside‘. You will find ‘Fish‘ in here.  Once you have finished the activity, if you press on the red arrow in the top right you will get the option to save and exit. Please save your fish picture in the Reception file as your child’s first name. There are many other nice drawing activities on Purple Mash so please feel free to try any of the others when you’ve finished your fish! 🙂

 

 

Wednesday 1st April

ENGLISH

Re-read Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae.  Discuss how people often go on holiday to the seaside and send postcards home to their friends and family. As Patch is really missing all the Reception children, their challenge is to pretend they’re on holiday and create a postcard to send to Patch! You can use the Postcard Writing Frame or just use a blank piece of paper. Today design the picture side of the postcard (we will do the writing side tomorrow).  Draw a beach or ocean scene – it can be somewhere they’ve visited in real life or it can be somewhere from their imagination. Focus on pencil control and colouring skills.

PHONICS

Look at the ‘Polly’s Phonics section on espresso (phase 3). Read through all of the sounds along the path until you come to our new sound: er. Watch the video and then play the ‘Find the er sound‘ game. Please just remind the children than er is often found at the end of a word (e.g.hammer, mixer, ladder, bigger etc.).

MATHS

Numbers to 20 focus. Watch the writing numbers to 20 video/song on espresso.  Use the Easter Eggs Missing Numbers To 20 sheet from Twinkl or just create your own numbers to 20 (in egg shapes!) for the children to order and work out what any missing numbers might be. Can they colour the eggs in a pattern when they’ve finished the task?

TOPIC

Continue making your own aquarium! What can you add to it today?  Here are pictures of some Home Learning Aquariums that I have been sent already to give you some ideas 🙂   (We have more time to finish them tomorrow so they don’t need to be finished today!)

 

 

Thursday 2nd April

ENGLISH

Re-read Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae.  Look at the postcard picture that you made yesterday and think about a sentence that you could write on the other side to Patch – what would you like to say to him? Again use the Postcard Writing Frame or just use a blank piece of paper/card if you don’t have a printer. One sentence to Patch is all that’s needed – but focus on letter formation and don’t forget to finish by saying who the postcard is from!  Once you’ve finished you could take a photograph and we will make sure we show it to Patch, or you could even post it!

PHONICS

Remind the children of yesterday’s new sound: er Try and think of lots of ‘er’ words together and then play the Giggling Graphemes game on Phonics Play to practise all of the sounds learnt so far.

MATHS

Watch the Counting to 20 video. Then play a board game which involves rolling a dice.  The focus here is not only on counting skills but also on turn-taking skills. Feel free to use any dice/board game that you have at home (a game like Snakes and Ladders is great for this) or your child can create their very own board game for you to play together! – Use the My Very Own Board Game! template, or just draw your own… be as creative as you like!

TOPIC

Today finish your aquariums (don’t forget we would love to see photographs!), and then time for some ‘Under the Sea’ music. Here are two that we have already done in school and the children really enjoy singing along to:

  1. The Seashore Life song on espresso
  2. Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid

Also I was really looking forward to learning this one with the children:

3. Have you ever seen a penguin come to tea?  -actions are essential for this one!

4. Finally, (and this one is optional because I know how annoying this one can be)… no ‘Under the Sea’ topic would be complete without doing the Baby Shark song!

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

New to the school website are ‘Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there.

 

 

Friday 3rd April

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Try out any of the Physical Activities that you haven’t tried yet – remember there are lots of different ideas (and links) at the top of this page including Mrs K’s NEW dance videos.

PHONICS

Look at the ‘Polly’s Phonics section on espresso (phase 3). Read through all of the sounds along the path until you come to our focus sound: er. Play the Er Roll And Read Game together.

FOREST SCHOOL

This is going to be difficult for some children to manage, but I feel that if it is at all possible – if you have a garden that you can get out into or if you are able to go for a walk then please do; Forest Fun is one of our favourite and most valuable times of the week!

Look at the Signs Of Spring Powerpoint together. Then get outdoors if possible and do the Spring Hunt Checklist How many of the different things can you find? If you don’t have access to a printer just make a list of all the ‘Spring things’ that you see!

TOPIC

Friday afternoons are used for anything that needs to be finished off – or if there is anything that you feel your child has struggled with over the week – in particular use this time to practise letter formation and/or teen numbers as this is always a focus for us in school.

Also please have fun singing and dancing to the Under the sea songs from yesterday, a silly song always cheers us up! 🙂

 

 

Please keep on sending any photographs in via Tapestry, it is so lovely to see the work that the children are doing at home – and we will add them to the ‘Home Learning’ page (under ‘School Life’) so that the children can all see each other too!

 

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

From Mrs Pearson, Mrs Hall and Mrs Leavy 🙂

 

 

To see any of the previous week’s home learning activities, please click on the dates below:

Week Beginning 23.3.20 Reception Home Learning