Reception Class News

Maths lesson at home: 19

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Today’s number is 19 and the warm up / challenge focus is subitising.

You can watch today’s lesson video by clicking here

You can access the ice-cream matching challenge below. If you do not have access to a printer, please ask an adult to draw out one of the ice-cream cones with a teen number and add your own ice-cream, with the correct number of dots on top!:

Ice cream match

10 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 09 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

  1. Tricky words

Practise reading all of the tricky words.

You could also have a go at spelling the phase 2 and 3 tricky words using the look, cover and write method.

2.Words to Read:

Use your ‘phoneme fingers’ or point to the sound buttons to help. How many sounds are in these words?

3.Phonics Activity: Play ‘Musical Blending’

Write these words on separate scrap pieces of paper.

feet queen spin chip string pink rain train

Spread them out on the floor. Play some groovy tunes and dance away!

When the music stops jump on a word and blend it. Keep going until you have read all of the words.

Maths

Home learning Video – Focus number 19.

Click here

Literacy

We are going to continue thinking about our instructions for our activity.

Can you remember how to do your activity from yesterday?

What do you need?

What happened first, next, after that, finally?

Can you verbally give the instructions to a family member?

Can they follow your instructions? Do they make sense?

9 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 08 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

ear, air, ure sound revist…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

Use the link above to find the video for each of the trigraphs in phase 3. Watch the video and press the arrows to answer the questions.

Maths

Tens Frame Number Problems

You will need objects to use for counting, two ten frames (print or you can make/draw one)

Can you solve these number problems?

Indie has 12 pieces of chocolate, she gives 2 pieces to Elizabeth. How many pieces of chocolate does she have left?

Thea has 7 pom poms and Georgia has 6 pom poms. How many pom poms do they have altogether?

Charlie has 4 cars, Grayson has 2 cars and Joshua has 3 cars. How many do they have altogether?

Challenge: Iris has 6 oranges. She gives 2 oranges to Francesca and 2 oranges to Dylan. How many oranges do they each have?

Literacy

Yesterday, you watched Mrs Palmer pot a plant. Now it’s your turn. Can you think of something to do/make that you will be able to write some instructions for? This could be making a model, making a smoothie, baking a cake, drawing a picture, washing your hands.

Once you have an idea, talk about what you need to do/make your activity?

Have a go at doing/making your activity.

Whilst you are doing your activity think about what happened first, next, after that, finally?

8 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 07 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

1.Sing the ‘jolly phonics songs’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2HYM9VXz9k

2.Read the words below.

Parents: you could write them in your child’s home learning book if your child cannot read them on your device. 

chip

queen rain

look

3.Answer the yes/no questions.

Challenge: there are more questions here. For a challenge, read the green cards.

Maths

  1. Watch the Numberblock 19 video.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000663t/numberblocks-series-4-nineteen

2. Can you do 19 hops, claps, jumps? Remember to count each movement and stop at number 19.

3. Write the numbers 0-20 on the floor using chalk, paint or write on paper (make sure they are big enough to stand on).

4. Can you find the answers to these problems?

Find and stand on the number that is 1 more than 19

Find and stand on the number that is double 4

Find and stand on an odd number

Find and stand on a number that is fewer than 5

Find and stand on a number that is more than 7

Find and stand on an even number

Find and stand on the number that is half of 10

Challenge: Parents/carers give your child some more problems to solve. Can your child think of their own number problem?

Literacy

This week we will be looking at instructional writing.

Please watch the video below of Mrs Palmer (a teacher at Scholes Primary school- One of our Sphere Federation schools):

Click here

What did Mrs Palmer need to do her activity?

Can you put the following instructions in order?

  • Print and cut out the instructions
  • Read the instructions
  • Talk about what happened first, next, after that, finally
  • Put them into the right order

(Parents/carers – you can read the instructions out loud or print/write them for your child to read and order).

Title: How to pot a plant

Water the plant.

Lift the plant and put it in the soil.

Add some more soil to fill the pot.

Scoop the soil into the plant pot.

 

 

 

Week commencing 8 June 2020: F1 Home Learning ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

Posted on Sunday 07 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

You can listen to the author, Eric Carle, reading this weeks focus Story;

The Very Hungry Caterpillar below:

 

Did you join in with the story?  There are lots of parts of this story that you can join in with.

  • Can you help to count the fruit and name each food that the caterpillar eats?
  • Can you say the days of the week?
  • Can you remember the words that are repeated in the story? But he was still hungry!

Here are some activities that you can try that are linked to the story.

Watch – We love this animated version of the story. There are some other great animated stories by the same author;  we like watching ‘The Very Quiet Cricket’.

Creative – printing

Potato printing is good fun. Carefully cut a potato in half and put some paint on a plate. Have a go at printing a caterpillar’s body using the potato. How long will you make it? Can you make a longer/shorter caterpillar? Give your caterpillar some legs using a paintbrush and add two eyes.

How many legs does your caterpillar have?

 You could make butterfly prints; Fold a piece of paper in half and cut out a butterfly shape. Keep the paper folded in half (it helps to stop your child painting on both sides!) and ask your child to paint a pattern (spots, lines, zigzags) to one side. When it’s finished, open the paper out and then fold it over the opposite way and press down carefully so that the paint transfers. Open it out and you should have printed the same pattern onto the opposite side so that you now have a butterfly with symmetrical wings.

 

Fiddly Fingers

Cut out a paper leaf shape. Can you use a hole punch to munch around the edge of a paper leaf? Children love to use hole punchers and it’s a great way to strengthen their finger muscles for writing too.

Mark Making

Have a go at drawing your own caterpillars or some of the food that he ate. There are lots of printable colouring sheets online if you have a printer. Some colouring pages are available towards the end of this booklet, mixed in with a few activities for older children.

Understanding the World

Can you find any caterpillars hiding in your garden?  They might be quite tricky to find. Have a look at these caterpillars that Jess found on a minibeast adventure.

 

What words could you use to describe the caterpillars?

Talk about what happens to the caterpillar at the different stages in its lifecycle.  There’s a game to play here if you have access to a computer.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3688

 Music & movement

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/melody-little-blue-butterfly

Listen carefully to the music clip that Melody plays. What did the music make you think of? Did it remind you of a butterfly fluttering its wings? Did you notice the music getting quicker and slower?

Have a go at moving like a butterfly, flying quickly and slowly and flapping your wings high and low.

If you enjoyed this, here’s a butterfly dance to join in.

 

Mathematics

If you have the story book at home, count the fruit on each page. You could have a go at counting the fruit in your fruit bowl or use toy food if you have a play kitchen. Ask your child to count out some food for The Very Hungry Caterpillar to eat. For example, can you get the caterpillar 4 apples to eat?  The Caterpillar wants to eat 3 pizza slices.

If you’d like to play a game, there’s a simple picture matching game that introduces symmetry on Topmarks. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

 

Wednesday activity

Cosmic yoga –

 

Or song – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3ncd2p

We love to sing this song at Nursery and join in with the actions.  We have an extra verse too; it’s all about eating the leaves.

He will eat the leaves around him ‘til he’s full.

Munch, munch

He will eat the leaves around him ‘til he’s full.

Munch, munch

He will eat the leaves around him, eat the leaves around him,

eat the leaves around him ‘til he’s full.

Munch, munch

 

Story time! The Snail and the Whale

Posted on Friday 05 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Click the link below to watch today’s story, read by Miss Feldman

Click here

Who were the main characters in the story today?

What was your favourite part of the story?

Can you make a list of the different things that the snail and the whale see on their journey?

How did the snail save the day, at the end of the story?

This story really got us thinking about all creatures that live in the sea. Perhaps you would like to use some of these activities, to explore more about sealife:

click here

05 June 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 04 June 2020 by Mrs Wood

Phonics
1.Practise your letter formation in your home learning book.
2.Write the following digraphs.
Parents: Please read the digraphs to your child so that they do not copy them. They can then write them their home learning book.

3.Write a sentence to match the picture e.g. ‘I am looking at a book.’

**Challenge** Can you extend your sentence?

Maths
1. Fill in the missing numbers

2. Complete the minibeast counting sheet. How many minibeasts are in each hotel? See if you can work it out without counting.
For example, I know there’s 12 because I can see one ten and two ones.

Literacy
Book of the week: The rainbow fish

1.Listen to the story of the week.
2.Use your story map to retell the story to somebody at home. For an extra challenge you could write your story!
You can use the actions and sentence starters below to help you.

Have a good weekend!

 

04 June 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 03 June 2020 by Mrs Wood

Phonics
1.Sing the tricky word songs

2.Practise writing the tricky words:
they    was      my     you     all     be

3. Pirate Parrot Tricky Word Colouring

Maths

  1. Watch the Numberblock 18 video.
  2. Mathematical graphics – Can you draw 18 in different ways?

Things your child could draw to show 18:

  • 18 candles on a birthday cake
  • 18 circles
  • Numberblock 18
  • 18 yellow ducks

**Challenge** Use objects at home to solve the following problems.
1.  Can 12 be shared equally?
2. Can 15 be shared equally?
3. Can 16 be shared equally?

Literacy
Book of the week: The Rainbow Fish

1.Listen to the story of the week.
2.Use the rainbow animal you drew yesterday to draw your own Rainbow Fish story. You could draw a story map.

Parents: Here is an example of a story map

 

Maths lesson at home: 18

Posted on Wednesday 03 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Today’s number is 18 and the warm up / challenge focus is subtraction.

You can watch today’s lesson video by clicking here

You can access the subtraction colouring challenge below. If you do not have access to a printer, please ask an adult to draw out one of the flowers and add the subtraction questions for you.

colour subtraction 10

03 June 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 02 June 2020 by Mrs Wood

Phonics

  1. Say the phase 3 sounds.

2. Read the words below (porch, teeth, singer, faith).

Parents: you could write them in your child’s home learning book if your child cannot read them on your device. 

3. Read the ‘sh’ sentences.

(Username: march20 Password: home)
Parents: Select ‘week 4 -> sh’

Maths

Please see today’s home learning video.

Literacy

Book of the week: The Rainbow Fish

1. Listen to the story of the week.

2. A rainbow animal