# Reception Class News

## 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.

## 25 May 2020: Summer half-term ideas…

Posted on Sunday 24 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

It’s half-term again!
We have put together some fun activities for you to try at home. These are optional activities – it is your choice if you choose to do them. The most important message is to spend some quality time with your family.

During this time, you can still email photos of what you’ve been doing, although we may not respond as quickly as we have been doing.

## Home Learning Heroes- Week 7!

Posted on Saturday 23 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

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

Well done to these children for their hard work and sharing the fun times too!

Keep sending pictures and emails to:

stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org

Wishing everyone a fun and safe half-term week.