During this unprecedented and disruptive period we will be doing our very best to make sure that you have all you need to keep your children engaged and motivated to learn with you at home.
We will be posting a lot of content on the class page over the coming weeks. While we would really stress the importance of daily Phonics, literacy and maths, it is also important to remember that each child is unique and there will be different things that interest and motivate each child. If your child is showing an interest in a different book to the one we are doing this week, then let them explore that. Some children may also want to spend longer on a piece of work than others may do. Please don't worry about missing a piece of work, falling behind or trying to cram everything we have set in to an unfamiliar and already difficult schedule. Do what you can, what interests your child and what is reasonable for you to achieve depending on your circumstances.
Please do try to do Phonics everyday (there is a guide to teaching this from home further down the page), as this is vitally important to developing your child's reading and writing ability. And please try to read a book with your child each day as well, discuss the book with them and ask them lots of questions. You can get them to write about these in their yellow book in a similar way to the weekly written tasks.
Every week we will post new activities and resources for you to do at home. We will be posting some of our favourite stories and activities to go along with them every Monday as well as regularly adding sentence prompts, maths, RE, understanding the world and creative tasks.
Please make sure that you have access to Purple Mash and TT Rock Stars as we will be setting work on there, if you have trouble getting online then please let us know. We would also like you to utilize Tapestry whenever you can to upload photos or videos of the children learning from home. Again if you cannot log in to Tapestry please let us know.
If you need to get in touch please use the email address - email@example.com
Thank you, as always, for your continued support -
The Reception Team
Week 9 - 18/5/20
Stars Of The Week
I couldn't choose just one Star this week, well done Sarah and Danny because you have been working so hard all half term, you both deserve the award.
And a huge thank you and well done to everyone who has shared their learning with us this half term. We have seen some wonderful photos and videos of you guys looking after animals, learning to ride your bikes and blowing up volcanoes in your garden. You've shown us how creative and supportive you can be to all the people out there who are working hard to keep us safe during this tough time. And you have completed all of your work to such an incredibly high standard. You've made us very proud.
Have a lovely half term holiday.
This week's story is Stick Man - read by Mrs Franklin at a sensible distance.
Well done to Becky for being our Star Of The Week. A big well done also goes to -
Poppy, Kyra, Kayne and Jesse-Mai for all sharing their tadpoles with us, linking very nicely to last weeks story Tadpole's Promise. Thank you all for sharing these along with the excellent work you do every week.
Sarah for the incredible amount of maths progress she is making at home
Jacob for learning how to ride his bike without his stabilisers and for his birthday story
Danny for consistent hard work on his sentences and his maths
Harvey and Chase for their Purple Mash work
Everyone who has been working on their mulitplication tables and sounds on Purple Mash this week.
Hi guys, we've finally got our technology sorted out and managed to get some new stories up on Youtube. Since you've had to wait here are two!
Lauren for her word work, her sentences and her absolutely beautiful Bear Hunt picture
Kayne for sharing his pets and his amazing volcano with us
Kyra for her excellent sentences and that wonderful bear painting on Purple Mash
Jacob for his hard work in maths, more super sentences and sharing his nature walks
Becky for her brilliant counting on and back and her stunning book cover
Sarah for sending me so much hard work this week
Jesse-Mai for her stunning Going On A Rabbit Hunt writing
Chase for his super Bear Hunt map
Jessica for all the hard work she has put in to her phonics on Purple Mash
Harvey for his excellent Grinch book cover
Well done to everyone who has been working hard at home this week!
Hi guys, this week we have one of our favourite stories - We're Going On A Bear Hunt, along with some fun bear facts, counting on and counting back in maths, the secret Jesus in RE and plenty more phonics and sentence prompts to work on. Have a great week.
These RE slides have a daily prayer and activity for each day of the week up until Saturday all based around the time that Jesus walked with two of his disciples on Easter Sunday on the road to Emmaus after rising from the dead.
Here are some Royal Mail colouring pages if you want to make one to put in your window to say thank you to your Postie. For more of these visit https://www.royalmail.com/thumbsup or if you don't have a printer you could make your own.
This week we would like you to look at the sounds 'ai', 'ee', 'igh' and 'oa'. Don't forget to read the phonics home-schoolinh guidance and make the most of websites like phonicsplay.co.uk and www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/5342865
Our Weekly StoryMrs Franklin spoke so much that the video is way too big for our website, so please follow the link to watch.
Hi everyone, every Monday we will be posting one of our favourite stories on the class page for you to listen to and enjoy together at home. This week we will be looking at Handa’s Surprise. At the end of the story we will ask some questions that you can either write the answers to in the yellow book (not red as I might say in the video) that we sent home last week, or simply talk through together. There will also be a writing task after this that we would like you to write in the yellow books. These activities are to go alongside the ones sent out last week and will be updated every Monday. I have had to upload the video in two parts because the original was too big. Enjoy!
Handa's Surprise part 2
Here is the end of Handa's Surprise with questions and a writing task.
These are some sentence prompts for the children to use at home to develop their phonics and sentence writing skills. We do something very similar to this every morning in class before the register. Try to get the children to do this as independently as possible and send us some photos on Tapestry or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maths Home Schooling Activities - I will add to these regularly
Mind UpWe use Mind Up in school to help us to get calm and focused and ready to learn. We learn about the brain and mindful awareness and this has a really positive impact on behaviour and the attitude to learning in class. The Mind Up team have put together a Mind Up family support pack for you to use at home. Check it out.