Reception Class News

22 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

 Phonics Use the letter formation sheet to practise writing each letter. Say the sound as you write them. Play Phase 4 ‘Alien Escape’ On Phonics Bloom: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=4

 Literacy Activity – Story Time with Mrs Allen-Kelly The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson This week’s Story time book, comes with Literacy activities you can choose from. 1.    Listen to the story by clicking the link below:  The Magic Paintbrush 2. Have a look at the questions and activities linked to today’s story (Word Doc. attached): The Magic Paintbrush activities

 Maths Activity Practise finding 17 on the number line, then show how you would find one more / one less. 2. This week we have been looking at ‘fair shares’ which we also call sharing equally. Have a go at helping Curious George with his ‘Fair Shares’ by completing the online game: https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/

21 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics
Phonics (tricky word focus) 3

1.    Sing the tricky word songs.

Phase 3:

Phase 4:

Tricky word countdown! Can you read the tricky words? – video attached

Practise writing the tricky words:

he, she, we, be, me, was

 Fill in the blanks using the tricky words above. You don’t need to copy and write the whole sentence – just write the tricky word that you think is missing.

 Literacy Activity – Story Time. Book of the week: Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson 1.    Listen to the story of the week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpJumAZx1t8 2. Draw a story map of the story.

 Maths Activity-   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. The problem blob has been up to mischief – he is stopping things from being shared fairly. The Numberjacks need your help!

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Encouraging your child to look at books and read stories is crucial for your their development. It helps with their ability to understand words, use their imagination and develop their speech. Most importantly it will develop a LOVE OF READING!

Try to set aside time each day to sit and share a book. Turn off any distractions and have some quiet time together getting lost in a story. Talk to your child about the pictures, ask them what they can see and what they think is going to happen in the story. You can also look at rhymes and sing songs together. These will also promote the value and pleasure of reading.

Retell simple stories.
For example, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt or Rosie’s Walk.
Take a book with you to the park.
Read a story to a sibling.

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Writing is fun!

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Any marks that your child makes is part of their writing process. Children can develop their writing skills through play. For example, set up a cafe at home so they can write menus, recipes or order lists. This writing has a purpose and it more meaningful. As an adult, when you are writing, explain to your child what you are writing about and show them. Children are inquisitive and like to watch you write.

Mark making doesn’t just have to involve paper!
Here’s a video with some ideas.

More Ideas!
Set up a writing area at home similar to the one in our classroom.
You could use: pens, crayons, pencils, post it notes, different types of paper, old birthday cards and speech bubbles.

Use Duplo or Lego to make patterns or letter shapes.

Use a roll of wall paper and lay it on the floor.
This will allow your child to make bigger marks.

Make marks in rice! You could colour the rice using food colouring.

Maths lesson at home: 17

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Please find today’s video lesson attached:

To answer the question prompts for the number story activity, click the document link below (Word Doc.):

17 Number story prompts

20 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Phonics
Practise saying the phonemes.Phonics play – flashcard speed trials – phase 3

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/flashcards-speed-trials

 Phonics activity: Read the sentence and draw a picture to match.

 Literacy Activity – Story Time. Book of the week: Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson 1.    Listen to the story of the week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpJumAZx1t8  2.    Why do you think it is important to share? How does it make you feel? How does it make your family feel? How does it make your friends feel?  Draw a picture of a time you shared with someone? Can you write a sentence about how you felt?

 Maths Activity Please see today’s home learning video.

19 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

 Phonics Practise recognising and saying all the sounds. Phase 2 – https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=2 Words: Phonics Activity: Read the sentences. Can you spot ‘cl’ or ‘fl’ in any words?

 Literacy Activity – Story Time. Book of the week: Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson 1.    Listen to the story of the week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpJumAZx1t8 2.      Pass the shell. ·      Find a shell or other object and ask your family to join you in a circle. ·      Pass the object around your family – when you are holding the shell each family member has a chance to say why they are important? What are they good at?  “I “I am important because…I am good at…” ·      Look at the person next to you and tell them why you would miss them if you didn’t see them for a day. “I would miss…because…”

 Maths Activity-   1.Watch the Numberjacks episode about sharing: 2. After watching the episode can you tell your grown up what it means to share fairly? 3. Explore sharing out different quantities within 10. Which amounts can be shared fairly / equally?

18 May 2020: Phonics lesson

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Phonics Activity – sentence substitution

2. Choose one word to change.
3. Choose a word from the options next to the sentence.
5. Check your sentence makes sense.
6. Repeat for the other sentences.

Week Commencing 18 May 2020: Home Learning ‘Barry The Fish With Fingers’

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

This week’s story is Barry the fish with fingers by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

Watch it on the link below or if you have it at home read it together.

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

Health and self-care – Can you practice putting on your gloves? We do this in nursery when we are going outside. Remember to wiggle your fingers into each finger space. There are 5 on each hand. Can you count them?

Creative – Finger painting – If you have paint at home you can practice some finger painting. Cut out the shape of a fish and fill it with a colourful finger paint patterns. How many colours will you use?

Sing together – The fish in the ocean.

Mathematics – Draw around your own hand or your child’s and cut it out. How many fingers can you see ? Fold down the fingers one at a time and ask your child to count how many now. Use more than one hand to extend to 10.

Under the sea counting game – Topmarks.co.uk. You will get onto the website home page. Select Early Years and there are lots of interactive counting activities to play.

Get active – Join in with the finger song and get active. Follow the link below.

Watch – Do you like fishcakes ? Have you ever wondered how fish cakes are made. What do you think the ingredients are ? Maddie finds out on the link below.

We are enjoying seeing your photos, but just an email would be great too.  Our email address is: 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!

18 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 17 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

 Phonics Please see today’s Phonics video lesson.

 Literacy Activity – Story Time. Book of the week: Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson 1.    Listen to the story of the week.   2.    Tell a grown up what you think the crab and anemone learnt in the story?

 Maths 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.Mathematical graphics – Can you draw this weeks focus number 17 in different ways? Things your child could draw to show 17: –       17 candles on a birthday cake –       17 circles –       Numberblock 17 –       17 yellow ducks Challenge: Can you draw 17 in groups of different objects to represent the ‘parts’?  For example, 7 apples, 7  bananas and 3 oranges.