Reception Class News

8 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 07 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

1.Sing the ‘jolly phonics songs’

 chip queen rain look

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):

What did Mrs Palmer need to do her activity?

Can you put the following instructions in order?

• Print and cut out 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 –

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

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:

05 June 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 04 June 2020 by Mrs Wood

Phonics
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

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: 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

02 June 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Monday 01 June 2020 by Mrs Wood

Phonics

1.Play – Flashcard Speed Trials

2.Read the words below (dent, felt, gulp, lamp).

3. Choose one of the words and write it in a sentence e.g. I turn on my lamp when it is dark.

Maths

1. Listen and sing along to the video about the teen numbers.

2. Tomorrow we will be looking at the number 18. 18 is an even number. An even number is a number that can be split into 2 equal groups. Using Lego, counters or any other objects you have at home can you find any other even numbers between 0 and 18?

1. Take a picture of your even number findings and email them to:
stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

Literacy

Book of the week: The Rainbow Fish

1.Listen to the story of the week.
2.Something special

Week Commencing 1 June 2020: F1 Home Learning ‘On the way home’

Posted on Sunday 31 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

This week we are sharing a story about a little girl who hurts her knee, but you’ll never guess how she does it! The story is called On the Way Home and it’s written by Jill Murphy.

We hope you enjoy listening to it or reading the book at home, if you have copy.

This story has a repeated refrain throughout. Did you join in with And that’s how I got my bad knee”?

The little girl had a great imagination. Can you think of your own ‘tale’ to tell? Who else could Claire have bumped into and how could she have hurt her knee?

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

Creative – Claire told her friends about many different people and creatures that she’d run into on the way home. Which was your favourite?  (Wolf, aliens, crocodile, snake, dragon, gorilla, a giant, a ghost, a witch.)  Have a go at drawing or painting a picture of them.

Paper plate snake – Draw a spiral onto a paper plate (or circle shape piece of paper/card) and cut around it. Some children may be able to have a go at this part too. Paint it with spots/stripes and add some eyes and a tongue. Tie a piece of string/wool to the middle of the spiral to hang up your snake. Enjoy watching it swirl around!

Phonics – As part of our phonics learning, we talk about the different sounds that we can hear, but also about the different sounds that we can make with our voices.  Can you have a go at making some sound effects from the story? Here are a few ideas and you might also think of some of your own for the dragon, gorilla or giant. Would they be loud or quiet noises?

Wolf – Hooooowwwwwwl

Alien ship – Woooooooosh!

Ghost – Woooo Woooo

Snake – Sssssssssssss

Witch – Hehehehehehe

Going down the slide – Wheeeeeeeee

Getting hurt – Owwwww

Mathematics

Look at a box of plasters- talk about the different shapes and sizes. Which is the largest? Smallest? Are there any square, circle or rectangular shaped plasters?

– Play a game of ‘snakes and ladders’ (or similar dice game) and encourage your child to work out the number that they rolled on the die by looking at the pattern of dots. They may need to count the dots initially, but the more you play, the quicker they will become at recognising the pattern. Being able to move forward a set number of spaces and remembering to stop, is also a great math’s skill to develop.

If you have access to a printer, there’s a printable game here or you could have a go at making your own by drawing a grid and adding the numbers, snakes and  ladders.  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-668-snakes-and-ladders-1-20

– We love this song in Nursery. It’s all about cheeky monkeys who bump their heads! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePKBP9GEAEE

Role play – Pretend to be a doctor/nurse and take turns to be the patient, or use soft toys. You could get some old plasters or bandages if you have some, or improvise using some kitchen roll and sellotape! Some of you may have a children’s doctor’s kit that you could use too. Encourage your child to mark-make during play; they could write a prescription or answer a phone call and take some patient details.

Watch – Have you ever watched ‘Get Well Soon’ on CBeebies? There are several episodes available on the BBC iPlayer.

There’s also an episode, called ‘Pop on a plaster’ that is no longer available on iPlayer but can be viewed herehttps://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2swykq

Health and self-care – There’s a lot of talk around good personal hygiene at the moment. Can your child wipe/blow their own nose? Have a go at this. Teach them to look in a mirror at first so that they can see their nose and to ‘pinch and pull’ using a tissue. Some children may find it tricky to blow down their nose into a tissue, but they can still wipe. Remember to talk about throwing your tissue in the bin afterwards and washing your hands well with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Hot and Cold game-

Many of us will have fond memories of playing this game when we were younger. It’s so simple and children always love to play along.

01 June 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 31 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Phonics
2.Write the following words
Parents: Please read the words to your child. They can then write them in their home learning book.

bank   camp    milk     soft

Parents: If these are too challenging perhaps try writing (or sound talking) these words instead.

king    sheep     feet    chop

3.Can you write a sentence including one of the above words?

**Challenge** Use all the words above and turn it into a silly story!

Maths

1. Listen and sing along to the video about the teen numbers.

2. What teen numbers have we looked at so far? Can you choose one of them and show it in 1,3 or 5 different ways. You can print and use this document if you like.

Literacy

Book of the week: The Rainbow Fish

1.Listen to the story of the week.

2.Tell a grown up what you think the Rainbow Fish learnt in the story.