# Reception Class News

## 15 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

Practise recognising and saying all the sounds.

Phonics Activity:

Phonics play – buried treasure – phase 4

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/buried-treasure

Maths

1. Watch the video and count backwards from 20 to 0.

Today you will need:

• colouring pencils and paper or chalk and some outdoor space
• 0-20 number flash cards
1. Parents/carers hold up and say a number. Children can you draw that many spots either on paper or on the ground?
2. Look at how you can draw x amount of spots in different ways. E.g. you could draw 6 spots by drawing 2 at a time or by drawing 3 spots and then 3 more.
3. Parents/carers ask the children some questions about each number as you go along e.g. what is 1 more/less, what is double… or half…?

Literacy

Book of the week: Monkey puzzle

1. Listen to the story of the week.

This week we are going to be looking at the characters, setting and events in the story. This will then help us retell the story using homemade props.

1. What do we mean when we say character? Setting? Events?

To join in with this week’s creative activities, you will need the following items. Hopefully, these are items you will find in your home.

• Paper OR card and colouring pencils
• Sticks from outside OR a collection of spoons (they can be re-used afterwards)
• Sticky tape

Perhaps if you are going outside for your daily exercise today you could collect some sticks.

Character = Who is in the story. The people/animals in the story.

Setting = Where the story is set.

Events = What happens in the story.

## Home Learning Heroes!

Posted on Saturday 13 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Let’s see what our home learning heroes have been up to over the past few weeks…

Did you manage to watch this week’s story time? It was a poem called Nuts about Nuts. One of the challenges was to add your own rhyme or mini-poem about your favourite food.

Well done to Willow, who came up with this fantastic poem:

I like tuna pasta,
I like it when it’s hot,
I like tuna pasta,
I like it when it’s not,
I like tuna pasta,
I like it in a dish,
I like tuna pasta,
Even though it’s fish!

Remember to send us your home learning pictures: stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

## Story Time! Nuts about Nuts

Posted on Friday 12 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Today’s story is a poetry book by Michael Rosen. As you listen to the poem, I wonder if you notice any of these things…

• Rhyming words
• The change in rhythm (is there a pattern to the changes?)
• Any funny / nonsense ideas
• Repetition

Can you think of a rhyme to go with your favourite foods? You could be doing ‘Flips for Chips’, ‘want to stare at a pear’ or even be a ‘winner for roast dinner’! Let us know what you come up with:

stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

## 12 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 11 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

Circle that word! You can use these sheets on screen,  to look at each picture and point the the correct phase 4 word…

CVCC and CCVC Words Worksheet, Circle That Word!

Maths

Have a go at these 2d shape challenges from tts:

Literacy

Today, we are going to write the instructions on how to make/do your activity.

What happened first, next, after that, finally?

Use the template or create your own.

Remember to think, say, count, write and check your writing.

Email your instructional writing to stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org and we will share them with your friends!

## 11 June 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics

Phase 4 picture fill

(*Shh, Parents* There is an answer sheet on the second page for some of the more ambiguous answers!)

Maths

1. Watch the Numberblock ‘unlucky’ 13 video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np24uSP7TP0
2. Collect some objects (stones, sticks, leaves ect) from outside.
3. Can you count how many objects you have collected?

Today we are going to have a go at estimating. Estimating is when we roughly count the number of objects we can see.

1. Parents/carers can you put some of the objects out in front of your child (you may want to use a towel to cover them up until you are ready to reveal the objects). Give your child a few seconds to look at the objects and ask them to estimate how many they can see.
2. Take turns and continue to do this a few times changing the amount of objects each time.
3. Ask questions e.g. is it more or less than last time? How do you know?

Literacy

Today, we are going to draw a picture and write a list of the resources you need to do your activity.

Remember to think, say, count, write and check your writing.

## 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.

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.

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?

## 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’

 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