Reception Class News

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!

 

20 April 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Monday 20 April 2020 by Mrs Wood

Day 1: 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.

Play ‘phase 3’ Buried Treasure.
Parents: Click ‘PhonicsPlay’ > Resources > Buried Treasure > Start > Phase 2 or 3

Day 1: Literacy
Book of the week: The Smartest Giant in Town

1. Listen to the story of the week.
2. Draw who is in the story (characters), what happens in the story (events) and where the story is (setting).

 

 

 

Day 1: Maths – 1 more
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: if needed, your child could use objects at home to help when counting.
• There are 5 rabbits hopping in the garden. 1 more hops into the garden. How many rabbits are there now?
• I have 6 sweets. My friend gives me 1 more. How many do I have now?
• There a 12 children on the bouncy castle. 1 more child jumped on. How many children are on the bouncy castle now?

Challenge: Can you do some more number problems?

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

W/C 20 April 2020: Teddy Diary

Posted on Monday 20 April 2020 by Mrs Wood

Hello Foundation! We hope you all had a fabulous Easter at home with your family.

Teddy Diary
Hello Foundation,
My name is Maddie and I belong to Miss Marsden.

I am very cuddly and friendly teddy bear. I love going on adventures and helping Miss Marsden around the house. We have been keeping each other occupied over the Easter holidays.  Here are a few pictures of what I’ve been up to.

I love to help Miss Marsden cook. I used the wooden spoon to stir the vegetables for the stew. It was delicious!

 

 

 

 

Miss Marsden and I did some mindfulness colouring. This activity helped us relax our minds. It also was improving our fine motor skills!

 

 

 

 

Here I am sat in Miss Marsden’s window. Lots of children spotted me when they were doing a bear hunt on their daily exercise. I saw lots of smiles and made sure I gave all the children a wave.

 

 

 

 

It has been lovely and sunny the past two weeks.
Miss Marsden and I have had lots of fun in the garden. Here I am helping Miss Marsden plant some flowers. Every night, Miss Marsden waters the flowers. They need lots of water and sunshine to help them grow!

 

 

 

Each day, I have been helping Miss Marsden put the washing out. Here I am sat inside the wash basket haha!

 

 

 

 

We’ve had lots of sunshine over the Easter holidays! Before I sat outside, I remembered to put on my sun cream. Do you like my sunglasses?

 

 

 

 

We used some of our chocolate Easter eggs to make Rice Krispie buns.  First, we melted the chocolate. Then, we mixed the Rice Krispies so they were covered in chocolate. Finally, we decorated them with some ice-cream sweets. Of course, we had to try one!

 

 

 

Your Turn!
Choose a teddy to create your own diary. Simply draw, write and take photographs about the adventures you’ve had and add them to your diary. This can be done on a daily basis or every other day.
Please don’t forget to send us photographs of your diary so we can see what you’ve been up to with your teddy.
Miss Marsden will post more photographs on the website of her diary.
stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

 

 


 

 

 

 

Learning videos….

Posted on Friday 17 April 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

We hope you’ve all had a fantastic Easter half term. Thank you to those parents who continued to send us lovely photos of activities over the past two weeks.

From Monday, we’ll continue to post daily learning activities for F2 and a weekly activity menu for F1 based on a popular story.

In addition to this, the class teachers will be creating some lesson-style videos and providing a link to these.  On Mondays at 10 am we’ll post a link to a phonics ‘lesson’, which will include two new tricky words to learn. On Wednesdays at 10 am we’ll post a maths ‘lesson’ which will be based on the next focus number. As we finished on the number 13 before the school closure, this will be the number we start with next Wednesday. We’ll also be posting some ‘story time’ videos on Fridays at 9am, keep an eye out for those too!

Good luck with the return to home learning. Stay Safe and don’t forget to email us with any questions or comments:

stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org