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Week 1 23.03.20 - 29.03.20

Week 1

Good morning Reception and welcome to your first day of learning at home. We have set lots of lovely tasks for you all to have a go at. Please try everything but don’t worry if some things are a bit tricky just do your best. We would love to see lots of the learning you are doing outside of reading writing and maths so if you are doing something crafty, physically active, cooking, singing or just learning about other things like online museums etc. We would love to see it. Upload it directly to Tapestry and we can add it to your ongoing assessment record.

Note to parents: Please try to do the suggested activities spaced across the day and not all at once as the children may find it hard to concentrate for an extended amount of time. (Let your child be the guide and if you can see they are starting to lose focus move onto something more active or just have a break. Some children like to have a set routine eg always read and write before lunch and maths after lunch but again think about how it can work best for your child.)

 

If you have any difficulties at all feel free to contact us and we will get back in touch as quickly as we can.

 

Janice Bennett, Louisa Charles, Beth Ahsley-Cooper and Laura Pugh.

 

Monday 23.03.20

Day 1 writing – write a caption or sentence for the picture about the boat in the jar. (Challenge: can you add details about how or why the boat got in there or who might have this in their house.)

 

Day 1 Reading – practise phase 3 sounds and tricky words (use the sound and word mats or make flash cards for quick recall.  Read a book for enjoyment. (We would love to see videos of you reading your favourite books on Tapestry!)

 

Day 1 Formation – Complete the first hand writing sheet as neatly as you can. (parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)

 

Day 1 Maths – missing number sheet – Children write in the number which are missed out on each number line. (Challenge – can you make your own number line or find number lines around the house? E.g. height charts, rulers, tape measures, scales, jugs etc. Do they have any missing numbers?)

Get your play-dough ready and check this out tomorrow! Great for strengthening fingers and fine motor skills.

Get your play-dough ready and check this out tomorrow! Great for strengthening fingers and  fine motor skills. 1

Tuesday 24.03.20

Good morning,

We hope you enjoyed all of the activities we planned for you yesterday. Today we have a few new activities for you to try. Do you think you could start the day with our days of the week song? Perhaps your grownups could video you singing it and send it to Tapestry for us to take a peek at. We would love to see any other songs or dances you know as well. Let’s get creative!

Day 2 writingThree part story sheet. Look at each picture and write a sentence for each of them to make a story.

 

Day 2 ReadingPractise Phase 3 sounds and tricky words. Cut op the picture and caption sheet and challenge the children to read and match them back together. (Challenge – can you make some of their own picture and caption cards of your own?)


Day 2 Formation – Complete the next hand writing sheet as neatly as you can. (Parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)

 

Day 2 Maths – complete the doubling ladybird sheet. Reinforce that doubling is adding the same number twice. (additional activity – use a mirror to show doubling. Hold up and amount of objects in your hand in front of a mirror. Count how many are in your hand and how many are in the reflection that shows you double. The children have also seen doubling on number blocks with the magic mirror.)

Wednesday 25.03.20

Good morning,

We hope you enjoyed all of the activities we planned for you yesterday. Today is ‘Wiggly Wednesday’ so why not have a go at something a bit more active. Can you throw and catch a ball or balloon? How many times can you throw and catch it before it hits the floor? Perhaps you can lead your family in a keep fit routine to your favourite piece of music and send the video in for us to see.

 

Day 3 writingToday we are asking the children to write a recount of what happened when the chicks when they were in class. Encourage them to use the pictures to tell you what happened first and then try to create sentences which recount all the different things we did and learnt.

 

Day 3 ReadingPractise Phase 3 sounds and tricky words. Read the first set of phase 4 word cards. Can they sound them out loud first then sound them out in their head? (There are more phase 4 words available on the website if you want to challenge yourself even more!)
 

Day 3 Formation – Complete the next hand writing sheet as neatly as you can. (Parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)

 

Day 3 Maths – How many ways can you make 10 on a tens frame? Try using different coloured dots to show this. Can you find what half of ten is? Can you make ten by combining 2 and then 3 different numbers?

Thursday 26.03.20

Good morning,

Ok nearly at the end of our first week of planning. We hope it is all going well so far. We have loved looking at all the photos and videos you are sending in for us to look at. Keep up the good work!

 

Day 4 writingToday we are asking the children to write caption or sentence for the  picture. Again if your child can write more than one sentence to give extra information that would be great. We are specifically looking for their ability to use phase 3 sounds and phase 3 tricky words.

 

Day 4 ReadingPractise Phase 3 sounds and tricky words. Read a book for enjoyment. (Challenge can they answer questions posed by you about what might happen next or how characters are feeling to show they understand what is happening. Can they explain why they like the book they chose?)

 

Day 4 Formation – Complete the next hand writing sheet as neatly as you can. (Parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)

 

Day 4 Maths – Shape hunt. How many 2D or 3D shapes can you find around the house? We want the childrent o be able to name 2D and 3D shapes (circle, triangle, rectangle, square and cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, square based pyramid)  and to be able to describe what they are like eg. How many curved/straight  sides, corners. Challenge can you draw pictures or write  the shape names to show what you found?

Friday 27.03.20

You did it!One whole week of learning at home!

We hope you enjoyed the activities we have set through out the week. Remember that if you have missed any activities out you can always give them a go over the weekends if you would like to. Thank you to everyone who has added observations, photos and videos to tapestry. It has been so lovely to see you all getting to grips with learning at home and we have been so impressed with the learning that you have done in your own time either in the house or out in the garden. here are a few ideas we wanted to share in case you wanted to give them a go:

  • Jessica - went on a bug hunt in the garden and wrote down all the bugs she found in a list

  • Jack - set up a shop and used money to play for things counting out coins and looking at change (in pounds) when spending a ten pound note.

  • Violet - learnt to ride a bike without stablizers in her garden.

  • Kristofer and Alfie - took time to do some painting and colouring.

 

  • Jack and Kallan - used a face time call to do some writing together.

  • James - made a fort in his front room using a card board box.

  • Arya - made slimy foam to play with in the garden

  • Sophie - found a caterpillar and used items she found in the garden to make it a house.

All of these ideas show us different aspect of your children learning from creativity, use of technology, understanding of the world and living things, communications and language as well as elements of maths and literacy. Please don't be afraid of letting your children have free time, especially in this lovely sunny weather! most of our time in reception is self directed and that is where we can really see what they children can do!

Enjoy your weekend and we will be back in touch next week!

Mrs J Bennett, Miss L Charles, Mrs B Ashley-Cooper and Mrs L Pugh.

(P.S. If you are having any trouble with accessing Tapestry please get in touch.)

 

Day 4 writing 3 part story writing – can the children think of one or more sentences for each picture at the top of the page? Make sure they read it back checking it makes sense and remember finger spaces! We are specifically looking for their ability to use phase 3 sounds and phase 3 tricky words.

Day 4 ReadingPractise Phase 3 sounds and tricky words. Picture and caption matching game. Cut up the cards and see if they can read each sentence and match them to the picture. For an extra challenge you can add the original pack of  picture and caption matching cards to these ones too.

Day 4 Formation – Complete the next hand writing sheet as neatly as you can. (Parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)

Day 4 MathsSharing into unequal and equal groups. This can be done with toys, food, stones etc. Take photos and upload to tapestry if possible.

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