Reception Class News

Story Time!

Posted on Friday 24 April 2020 by Mrs Wood

Hello Foundation! It’s Mrs Marsden again. Today I am going to read, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ written by Michael Rosen. Make sure you join in with the actions when listening.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin…

Video – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 

Here are a few questions and things to talk about after you’ve listened to the story.

  • The first obstacle encountered by the family is grass – long, wavy grass. What noise do they make?
    The fifth obstacle encountered by the family is a snowstorm – a swirling, whirling snowstorm. What noise do they make?
  • The family see, ‘One shiny wet nose! Two big furry ears! Two big goggly eyes!’ What did they find?
  • Where are the family at the end of the book?

Did you enjoy listening to the story?
Activity
Choose a bear and act out the story with your family. Ask your adult to hide it somewhere in the house – no peeking! Can you remember all of the obstacles?

See you next Friday for another story!

24 April 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Mrs Wood

Day 5: Phonics/Literacy – writing focus

1. Practise your letter formation in your home learning book. You could be practise your letter formation using sand, shaving foam or flour.

2. Quickwrite! Practise writing the digraphs and trigraphs.
Parents: Please read the digraphs and trigraphs to your child. They can then write them their home learning book.

3. Time to Talk!
How to play:
1. Dance to Dance Monkey
2. When the music stops find a partner.
3. Talk to your partner about some news you’d like to share.
Remember: to be a good talking partner your eyes should be looking and your ears should be listening AND hearing.
4. Now it’s time to write! Practise saying your news in a sentence. Count the words in your sentence. Now write your news in a sentence. Don’t forget to check your writing! You can draw a picture too.
Challenge: Can you write your news using a narrative e.g. First, then, after that, finally.

Day 5: Maths – Shape, space and measure
Parents: Fill 3-5 cups with water – each cup filled different.

1. Order the cups from the fullest – emptiest.
Parents: encourage your child to use words to describe why they have ordered it the way they have. For example, least, most, full, empty, half, quarter.

Challenge: Can you record your learning?

Extra Learning – Teddy Diary
Don’t forget to keep adding to your teddy diary!
Have a good weekend Foundation!

Happy Birthday!

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Mrs Wood

Happy Birthday Chloe!
We hope you have a fantastic day.
Love From
Miss Marsden, Mrs Allen-Kelly and Miss Feldman

 

23 April 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mrs Wood

Day 4: Phonics – reading focus

**IMPORTANT**
Parents: In response to the ongoing situation, PhonicsPlay is free to use during this period. To access their resources all you need to do is log on using the following details.
Username: march20
Password: home

1. Say the ‘phase 3’ phonemes before the 2 minute timer ends!
Challenge: Can you do it before the 1 minute timer?
Parents: Click ‘PhonicsPlay’ > Resources > Flashcards Time Challenge > Start > Phase 2&3
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.

Parents: If these are too challenging perhaps try reading these words instead.

3. Read the ‘sh’ sentences.
Parents: Click ‘PhonicsPlay’ > Resources > Phase 3 > Sentences > Start > Select ‘week 4 -> sh’
Challenge: Choose another phoneme and read those sentences.

Day 4: Literacy
Book of the week: The smartest giant in town
Draw a character in the story and write a speech bubble.
For example, you might draw the goat in the boat and write “You are such a good giant!”.

Day 4: Maths – subtraction
1. Count backwards from 20 using the song.
Oh no! The song seems to have forgotten the number 0! We talk lots about the number 0 being nothing but still being a number. Try to add the number 0 when singing the song.

2. Solve the number problems.
Parents: Your child could use objects at home to help when counting.

Challenge: Can you come up with your own addition or subtraction number problems?

Extra Learning – Teddy Diary
Don’t forget to keep adding to your teddy diary!
We look forward to seeing what you and your teddy have been up to. 

Please keep sending in lots of pictures!
stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths lesson at home: Week 1- 13

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Please use the following link to access this week’s maths video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16hUqFqYo-yRc9kqNryihvbxGT-TY0IGe/view?usp=sharing

22 April 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mrs Wood

Day 3: Phonics – tricky word focus

**IMPORTANT**
Parents: In response to the ongoing situation, PhonicsPlay is free to use during this period. To access their resources all you need to do is log on using the following details.
Username: march20
Password: home

  1. Sing the phase 2 and 3 tricky word songs.
  2. Write the following tricky wordsParents: Please read the words to your child. They can then write them their home learning book.

Challenge: Can you write these tricky words too?

3.  Play the Tricky Word Truck game.
Parents: Click ‘PhonicsPlay’ > Resources > Tricky Word Trucks > Start > Phase 2, 3 or 4

Day 3: Literacy
Book of the week: 

Use your story map to retell the story to somebody at home.
You can use the Talk For Writing actions by Pie Corbett below to help you.

Day 3: Maths – addition

  1. Count to 20 using the song.
    Oh no! The song seems to have forgotten the number 0! We talk lots about the number 0 being nothing but still being a number. Try to add the number 0 when singing the song.

2. Solve the number problems.
Parents: Your child could use objects at home to help when counting.

Challenge: Can you do some more number problems?

Extra Learning – Teddy Diary
Don’t forget to keep adding to your teddy diary!
We look forward to seeing what you and your teddy have been up to.

If you have any questions we are here to help and will respond to emails in school hours.
stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

 

 

 

 

 

Easter fun in the sun!

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Take a look at what some of our children have been up to over the Easter break!

If you would like to share pictures from home, send them to:

stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

21 April 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2020 by Mrs Wood

Day 2: Phonics – writing focus

  1. Practise your letter formation in your home learning book. You can use the letter formation sheet given out at parents’ evening.
  2. Write the following words
    Parents: Please read the words to your child. They can then write them their home learning book. Parents: If these are too challenging perhaps try writing (or sound talking) these words instead.

  3. Can you write a sentence including one of the above words?
    Challenge: Can you use all the words and turn it into a silly story!

Day 2: Literacy
Book of the week: The smartest giant in town
1. Listen to the story of the week.

2. Draw a story map of the story.
Parents: Here is an example of a story map.

 

Day 2: Maths – 1 less

  1.  Count backwards from 20 using the song.
    Oh no! The song seems to have forgotten the number 0! We talk lots about the number 0 being nothing but still being a number. Try to add the number 0 when singing the song.

2. Solve the number problems.
•  I have 5 fish fingers and I eat one. How many do I have left?
• There are 10 children in the park. One child goes home. How many children are left in the park?
• There are 14 chickens in the pen. 1 chicken escapes! How many chickens are left?
• I have 19 Easter eggs. I decide to give one to a friend. How many Easter eggs do I have left?
Parents: Your child could use objects at home to help when counting.

Challenge: Can you do some more number problems?

Extra Learning – Teddy Diary
Don’t forget to keep adding to your teddy diary!
We look forward to seeing what you and your teddy have been up to.

If you have any questions we are here to help and will respond to emails in school hours.
stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

Phonics lesson at home: Week 1 were/there

Posted on Monday 20 April 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Please use the following link to access this week’s phonics video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yTj2UUlSn9rbTaHtFgKOY10q9bBQNXnM/view?usp=sharing

 

Week Commencing 20 April 2020: F1 Home Learning ‘Oh Dear!’

Posted on Monday 20 April 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Welcome back to home learning! We hope you had a lovely Easter together.

Over the next few weeks, we will be encouraging F1 to focus on a story for their home learning .

This week, we will be thinking about the story Oh dear by Rod Campbell. He also wrote the story Dear Zoo, maybe you would like to listen to that too! You might have this story at home but if not we have posted a link to it on Youtube.

Oh dear

 

Dear Zoo

Activities

Read or listen to the story with your child – talk about the story with your child. Discuss all of the animals that Buster visits on the farm.  Talk about the young of these animals and their names eg. sheep – lamb, a horse- foal. Listen to the story again encouraging your child to join in with the repeated phrase “No eggs here, Oh dear” How many eggs can they see in the nest at the end of the story? How many animals are in the story?

Can you draw a chick?- Perhaps draw the basic outline of 2 circles then ask your child to add a beak, eyes, legs, wings, feathers.

Small world play – If you have farm animals at a home, ask your child to set up their own farm. Use paper for fields and an old cereal box as a farm house.

Sing – Old MacDonald and Baa baa black sheep are favourites in Nursery. Why not learn Chick chick chicken from the link below.

Chick, chick chicken

 

Eggs – We were planning to look at eggs in various forms at Nursery. Maybe you could do this at home? Peeling a boiled egg is a finger strengthening activity that young children need in order to develop the muscles needed to write. Let them help to make an egg sandwich.

Let us know how you get on, by replying to the email address: stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org.

We would love to hear about what you have been doing. Also we are happy to answer any of your questions too.

Have fun!