# Reception Class News

## 04 May 2020: Phonics Lesson

Posted on Monday 04 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Parents: Please pause the videos at anytime if your child needs more time on things.

## 04 May 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 03 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Hello F2!
Hope you are all keeping safe and healthy at home.
We are missing seeing all your happy, smiling faces.

Phonics
Please see today’s phonics video (posted at 10.00 am)

Literacy
Story of the week: What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson
1. Listen to the story. Can you spot the rhyming words?
2. Draw and label the animals from the story.

Maths
Draw or paint some ladybirds. Give each ladybird 10 or 5 spots.
How many spots on one side, how many on the other?
Can you record your number sentences?
E.g.

There are 4 spots on one side and 6 spots on the other side. There are 10 spots altogether.
4+6=10

There are 8 spots on one side and 2 spots on the other side. There are 10 spots altogether.
8+2=10

**Challenge**:
Each ladybird must have the same amount of spots on each side.
How many different doubles can you make?
E.g.

Double 6 equals 12  or 6+6=12

Double 2 equals 4  or 2+2=4

Extra Activities

Make ladybird biscuits – yum yum!

## W/C 04 May 2020: F1 Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 03 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

This week we will be thinking about the story Supertato by  Sue Henndra.

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

How many different ways do we eat potato?

Make your own Supertato or super vegetable – Draw on the eyes with a marker and add a paper cape with sellotape. Send us a picture via the email we would love to see your creations.

Have a try at vegetable printing or drawing your favourite vegetable.
What colour is it? What shape is it?

Sorting carrots –Which are long, which are short? Can you put them in order from shortest to longest? Use the words long, longest, short and shortest with your child. How many carrots have you got? Count carefully pointing to each carrot as you go.

Evil Pea – If you have frozen peas in your freezer have a look at them in their frozen state. Feel them, what do they feel like? Watch them defrost. How long does it take? Does it defrost more quickly in different places around your house? Use the words “frozen” and “melting” with your child.

Make a sign – tell evil pea to stop being unkind. Ask your child what they want it to say and write this for them. They can add pictures of evil pea and maybe a STOP sign.

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 and are happy to answer any of your questions too.

Have fun!

## Home Learning Heroes! – Week 4

Posted on Saturday 02 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Take a look at what our home learning heroes have been up to this week:

A big thank you to the children who sent in photos of their completed focus number challenges, taken from the number 14 lesson video this week…

You are all superstars!

Have a fantastic, sunny weekend!

## It’s Friday!

Posted on Friday 01 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

HELLO FOUNDATION!
It’s Friday again and another week of home learning is completed. Well done! I hope that you’re all remaining happy and healthy at home.

We hope you are enjoying the new home learning videos. You are all doing so well! We love reading the emails and seeing what you’ve been up to.

Teddy Diary Continued

Miss Marsden is trying to do a lot more cooking during ‘lockdown’. She has bought two new cooking books. On Tuesday, she made a pasta dish. She definitely added too many chilli flakes – it was too spicy! On Wednesday, we had chicken fajitas – they were delicious! Here I am helping Miss Marsden with the cooking! Cooking is a great maths activity. Why not help your adult cook tea at home.

We made some wobbly strawberry jelly!

This week, Miss Marsden has been doing lots of exercise. She goes running every other day and does hula hooping sessions.  They hula hooping sessions are great fun!

Tonight, we are having a movie night. Look at all of my popcorn!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

## Story Time!

Posted on Friday 01 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Hello Foundation! It’s Mrs Marsden again. Today I am going to read, ‘Room on the Broom’ written by Julia Donaldson. Can you think of any other Julia Donaldson books?
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin…

Video – Room on the Broom

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

• What made the witch wail and the cat spit?
• Why does the witch need more room on her broom?
• Why did the broom break?
• How did the witch feel when the dragon appeared?
• What objects did the animals through into the cauldron?

Did you enjoy listening to the story?
Activity
Design a new broom for the witch and the animals.

See you next Friday for another story!

## 1 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 30 April 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

1. Practise your letter formation- you can use the laminated sheet handed out at parent’s evening.
2. Quickwrite! Write the following digraphs.

Parents: Please read the digraphs to your child. They can then write them their home learning book. For help with pronunciation please see the phase 3 video proviously posted by Mrs Allen-Kelly.

Time to talk!

How to play:

1. Dance to the music:

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.

Maths- Sharing

1. Sing the number bonds song below.

(in the tune to twinkle, twinkle little star)

5 and 4 add up to 10

6 and 4 make 10 again

7 and 3 will also do

Look carefully, so will 8 and 2

9 and 1

0 and 10 completes the way of making 10.

1. Solve 3 number problems from the card below.

Parents: if needed, your child could use objects at home to help when counting.

Challenge: Can you solve all of the number problems?

## 30 April 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 29 April 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

1. Sing the ‘jolly phonics songs

Please note: a couple of the representations for the sounds are different in this video. In phase 3 we use:

We do not meet ue until phase 5.

Literacy

Book of the week: The tiger who came to tea

1. An alternative story. Can you think change the story to make it your own? For example, it might not be a tiger who came to tea! It may be a different animal.
1. Draw a story map for your alternative story and retell it to somebody at home.

Challenge: Write your story using narrative language e.g. One day, then, after that, suddenly, finally.

Maths- Halving

1. Listen to the halving story.

1. Solve 3 number problems from the card below.

Parents: if needed, your child could use objects at home to help when counting.

Challenge: Can you solve all of the number problems?

## Maths lesson at home: Week 2- 14

Posted on Wednesday 29 April 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

I’ve had some serious technology gremlins against me making this week’s maths video! Please excuse the outfit and location change part way through, as half of the original video was deleted. Still getting used to this new video-teaching life!

There is also a missing numicon example page from the video, so afterwards please share the numicon combinations below with your child (after they have had a go at the challenge themselves)

## 29 April 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

1. Sing the tricky word songs.

Phase 2

Phase 3

2. Write the following tricky words

Parents: Please read the words to your child. They can then write them their home learning book.

Literacy

Book of the week: The tiger who came to tea