Welcome to our Reception Class Page

In Reception we have two classes: Our teacher in St Francis is Miss Spittle and in St Lucy is Mrs Goodyear. Our teaching assistants are Miss Campbell and Mrs Armstrong.

From Friday 22nd May 4pm  until Monday 25th May our school is having work on our IT system.  Any emails that are sent during this time might not be received until Tuesday 26th, while this work is happening.  This is happening across ALL the MAC schools.  

SCHOOL CLOSURE

Dear Parents and Carers

We have updated the home learning below.  We will be adding the information about what to do each day.  Encourage your child to ‘have a go’ but do not worry if they don’t complete all the tasks that have been set.

We are finding it strange working from home! We are missing all of the children and hope that they are all well and that we get to see them all soon, once it is declared safe. 

Here is a video from the Staff at St Thomas More, we miss you all. Have a look at what we have been up to.

Summer Term

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HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

BIRTHDAYS

If you have had a birthday over lock down then we hope you had a good day and sorry we missed it.

23rd May

Happy Birthday Cole, have a good day.

We have now set up an E-mail for each Reception class. They have been set up so that you can share the work you have been completing at home if you would like to. This is not an expectation but there if you would like to use it. If you do E-mail pictures we may upload them to this page so please bear this in mind.

Reminder: These E-mails are not intended for questions directed at teaching staff. If you do have any questions please contact the school office who will forward them to us if necessary. 

StFrancis@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

StLucy@st-thomasmore.worcs.sch.uk

Reception, I have uploaded a story video for you to watch. Just click the link below:

Miss Spittle Video (4)

Reception children we would love to see more work. Show us which activities you have done and e-mail them to your class. We look forward to seeing some more work this week. 

Scroll down to see your photos from last week.

Summer Term

Phonics 

Read, Write Inc phonics sessions will continue to be streamed online.

The link below for the RWI phonics sessions and sounds from 20th April to 19th May for each set.

Reception need to review set 1 sounds, but if your child knows all of set 1, they need to watch and learn set 2 sounds.

Do NOT do set 3, as this will be taught in Year 1. 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/media/filer_public/1b/7d/1b7df13e-4381-4bb5-866b-ac0549394947/ss_after_easter1.pdf

We’re streaming three, short Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on our YouTube channel. PLEASE CLICK TO WATCH THE PHONICS SESSION

Each lesson is ten minutes long and available for 24 hours.

    • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) – for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

    • Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am – for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

Half Term Holidays

Well, we have come to the end of this half of the summer term. Well done for all your hard work you have been doing. We hope you have all received our letters we sent to you, both Myself and Miss Spittle really miss you all. We would love a letter back if you want to write one to use next week.

We will not be setting any work next week as it is Half Term. All the teachers have been working hard to think of fun activities you might want to do next week. You do not have to do any of them, but they are there if you want to. Don’t forget to keep sending your photos, we love seeing them.

Half term activity grid

Super worm week photos

Excellent photos Jerome. That BBQ food looks amazing, it looks like you have been very busy so far. Well done for reading your books and completing some of our class work too. Keep it up, I look forward to seeing some more work and activities.

Well done Oscar, some more lovely work from you. I love the minibeast pictures. Have a great half term, I look forward to seeing more photos.

Well done Oliver, I love how hard you’ve been working. Your maths and colouring are amazing.

Fantastic work Oscar, I love your Superworm and it’s nice to see Nadia working with you too. Well done to both of you.

Week Beginning 18th May

This week’s story is ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson, have a listen and look at the story, there will be lots of activities linked to the book.

Superworm story link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nH1FGYYA3E

RE weekly project

“As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon!

Friday 22nd May

Maths

Today’s maths is taken from Whiterose maths, click the link and choose Day 5 for the video and activities. It is all about measuring and length.

You could go around the house and investigate if you can find things longer or shorter than a pencil, spoon, car etc, you can choose. Can you put three items in size order? What about ordering your family’s heights.

I have also got some length activities for you to do if you prefer to record it on paper.

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Measuring Caterpillar Lengths Maths Activity Shape Space and Measures Chilli Challenges Caterpillar Lengths

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Writing

Now we come to the end of our week and half term, I would like you to write about your favourite activity from this half term. You could draw some pictures too. Don’t forget to send them to your class e mail address.

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Thursday 21st May

Writing

Create a minibeast finger print picture, if you are unable to do that then you could draw your own or copy this picture from the book. Can you label what the creatures are and maybe even write some sentences?

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Reading

Share a book with your parents, brother or sister, talk about your favourite part and maybe you could draw a picture of it. Also don’t forget about the Bug Club books www.activelearnprimary.co.uk and answer the bug face questions too.

Maths

Today’s maths is taken from Whiterose maths, click the link and choose Day 4 for the video and activities. It is all about addition.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Watch the numberblocks video about making the number 20.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rr5/numberblocks-series-4-twenty

Here are some sheets if you want to write ways to make 10. There is also a make 20 sheet too.

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ways-of-making-20-activity-sheet

Wednesday 20th May

Writing

Watch the video of Superworm again and have a go at writing the story. Use the word mat to help you if you want to. Don’t forget to use your phonics and have a go at writing it on your own.

Minibeast-word-mat

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Maths

What has that Naughty Elf got up to now, he’s made a right old mess of the number line. Spot what’s wrong and practise writing it correctly on your own.  Get someone to check it afterwards.

Today’s maths is taken from Whiterose maths, click the link and choose Day 3 for the video and activities. It is all about time challenges and how long it takes you to complete tasks. Can you make up your own time challenges. It could be seeing who could make the tallest Lego tower in 1 minutes. How many jumps can you do in 30 seconds? You can decide, it could be linked to exercise to help with your daily exercise.

As you learnt about patterns on Monday I have got a numberblocks pattern video for you to watch to remind you about patterns

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bp2t8d/numberblocks-series-3-pattern-palace

Topic

What types of minibeasts would you find outside? Can you draw a map of a garden, this could be your garden or a made up one and draw where you find or think the creatures live?

If you made the mini beast hotel, don’t forget to have a look and see if there are any guests inside. Remember, be gentle.

Tuesday 19th May

Writing

Can you remember some of the useful things Superworm became during the story? Look back at the part where Superworm becomes lots of different things such as a swing and a crane.  If you were a Superhero, how would you help others? What powers would you have?

Create your own superhero, draw a picture of it and label the different parts of your outfit and powers. You could write some sentences telling me about it.

Reading

Share a book with your parents, brother or sister, talk about your favourite part and maybe you could draw a picture of it. Also don’t forget about the Bug Club books www.activelearnprimary.co.uk and answer the bug face questions too.

Maths

Today’s maths is taken from Whiterose maths, click the link and choose Day 2 for the video and activities.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

It is all about number lines. Draw your own worms and write numbers to 20 in it. Can you write the order backwards, starting with 20 and going back to 0?

If you want to you can fill in the missing numbers on these superhero number lines.

Superhero-missing-number-1-to-20-activity

Here is a link below to the numberblocks counting to 20.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006s5q/numberblocks-series-4-i-can-count-to-twenty

Can you draw your own number lines to make 15?

Topic

Have a go at making a sock Superworm. Make sure it’s clean 🙂   Or use something you have at home you can use. Ask a grown up first.

Or you could go outside on a minibeast hunt again. Make sure you lift things up and put them back down carefully so you don’t hurt them. What can you find?

Monday 18th May

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Keep practising writing your tricky words! You could try the tricky word challenge again. You may want to write each tricky word on a post it note and pop them all around the house, to practise reading them and help remember the spellings.

Writing

Listen to the story, talk about and compare the characters Superworm and Wizard Lizard. Can you think of words to describe them? What does Wizard Lizard do to Superworm?

Could you create a WANTED poster for the nasty Wizard lizard? Describe what he looks like, so we know who to look for. Say what he has done and why we need to catch him. Add more information if you want to. You can print one off or create your own. 

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Maths

Today’s maths is taken from Whiterose maths, click the link and choose Day 1 for the video and activities. It is all about patterns.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Can you create another pattern of your choice? Maybe go outside and use natural materials, or paint or draw a pattern. It could be a 2 or 3 step pattern or even more. Use what you have got at home, take a photo and send it to your class e-mail.

Today’s Maths Problem

The Naughty Elf has been at it again. Can you see what he has done? Practise writing out your numbers to 20 or make some number cards to order. 

RE

“As we are in the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady, this week we are asking you to make a shoe box shrine. Please have a go at making your own shrine as a family at home. You can fill your shoe box with a picture or statue of Our Lady, flowers, rosary beads and anything else which reminds you of her – be as creative as you like! We look forward to seeing your creations soon!

Topic

Have a go at making a worm, then make a cloak and mask for him to wear. Turn him into Superworm. You will need empty toilet/kitchen roll and string/wool. Click the link below.

https://treadingonlego.com/2014/01/making-our-own-superworm/#comment-17643

Photos – The Busy Spider and others

Theo, what great work youve been doing this week. I love the look of those spider cakes!

Annmaria, well done, some more great work. I love your part, whole model. I dont know how you didnt eat all those smarties, the orange ones are my favourite.

Iggy I love your photos today, you work is great. I love how you used Paw Patrol toys to create a part whole model. 

Wow, Michael you have been working hard with your RWI and those cakes look delicious. Well done and keep it up.

Amelia we love seeing all your work and I am so pleased you keep sending it in. I love how you made the spider and web. We are so pleased to see you are still doing RWI phonics too. You’ll know all the sounds when we get back. I am so proud of you Amelia.

Well done Fabian, I love your vegetable spider. Keep sending me your photos they are great. 

How lovely to see that you’ve been busy Oscar. Looks like you’ve been doing some fantastic maths work and reading. Well done, we are proud. Miss Spittle is jealous of your bike!

Thank you for sending your work to us Michael! Looks like you really know a lot about spiders too. What fantastic writing and letter formation, keep up the hard work. We are proud of you.

What fantastic writing Oliver. You clearly know a lot about spiders, and are much braver than Miss Spittle! We are so proud of you for doing your work at home, keep it up.

It is lovely to see your homemade bunting for VE day Theo. Well done for all of your hard work, you’ve been practising your writing. We love the way you’ve used buttons in your part, part, whole model! A good example of how you can use everyday objects to replace resources we use at school, good job.

Wow Fabian! You’ve been putting your construction skills to use, well done. Fantastic to see that you’ve been practising your maths. Good job, keep up the hard work.

Annmaria this is fantastic writing! Thank you for sending it to us. You’ve clearly been working very hard, keep it up! I am proud to see that you’re still trying your best.

Amelia, what lovely work you have been creating for VE Day. Thank you so much for sending it to me. I also love how you have made your lifecycle and the fact you have completed the harded maths sheet. Amazing!

Iggy, this is a fantastic butterfly lifecycle. I love the way you have used different materials to create it. Well done, keep sending your work in, I’m looking forward to seeing some more. I am so proud of you.

Well done to Annmaria who has sent in some of her work. Thank you and keep it up, I look forward to seeing some more.

I am pleased to see some more work that has been sent in. Well done Ola for completing the home learning. Keep it up.

I have received some more work, this time from Ignacy. Well done Iggy some lovely work, keep it up. I love your rainbow for the Key workers.

Wow Theo, you have been hard at work since we went on lockdown.

Amelia, thank you for sending me your lovely work, you put a big smile on my face this morning. I am so pleased you are still working so hard and making me proud. We miss you all and look forward to seeing you. 

Well done Theo for sending in some pictures of your work. It is lovely to see you are doing the activities. We are really proud of you. Keep it up!

Helpful Links:
Below we have collected some useful links for you to explore with your children. These are resources that we use in school and that they will be familiar with. We also use Pinterest to find ideas for different activities, this is especially good for arts and crafts, sensory play, tuff trays etc. We use the Read, Write, Inc. phonics scheme throughout school.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

https://www.youtube.com/user/JackHartmann

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

https://www.ictgames.com/

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

https://www.dltk-teach.com/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

It is important to have at least half an hour exercise at home.  Click the link below and join the body coach Monday-Friday 9am!

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

Summer Term

Week Beginning 11th May

This week we will be exploring different activities linked to the book ‘The Very Busy Spider’ by Eric Carle. You can watch the story on YouTube using the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA

You could use this story to begin to explore key words like the author, the title, illustrations etc. Introduce/recap what an Author is to your child. What is the person who wrote the story called? Talk about how this is a familiar author as he has also written another very famous story we have looked at (The Very Hungry Caterpillar). Can you guess which book it is? Compare the illustrations and how the books are similar (the title etc).

Friday 15th May

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Keep practising writing your tricky words! You could try the tricky word challenge again. You may want to write each tricky word on a post it note and pop them all around the house, to practise reading them and help remember the spellings.

Writing

Imagine you were creating your own mini-beast hotel! Draw what it may look like and I’d like you to list what you might need to make it. Write about which mini-beasts you have designed it for, and which creatures would use it. Why have you picked certain materials? Is you mini-beast hotel dark? 

Maths

What is our naughty number elf up to today? Can you see what he has done? Has he made a mistake?

Have a go at today’s activities on White Rose. The link is below for you, just click on day 5.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-5-The-very-busy-spider.pdf

Have a go at today’s challenge. We use counters/cubes (physical resources) in school so it may be helpful if you use something similar to help with counting (lego bricks, pom poms etc). 

Thursday 14th May

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Keep practising writing your tricky words! You could try the tricky word challenge again. You may want to write each tricky word on a post it note and pop them all around the house, to practise reading them and help remember the spellings.

Writing

Have a go at retelling the story of The Busy Spider. Use your phonics knowledge, don’t forget our RWI sound mats may help! Try to write in sentences, using finger spaces and full stops. We have loved seeing your writing so far, keep it up!

Maths

What is our naughty number elf up to today? Can you see what he has done? Has he made a mistake?

Have a go at today’s activities on White Rose. The link is below for you, just click on day 4. Today’s focus is on doubling and halving.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-4-The-very-busy-spider.pdf

Other Activity

Have a go at a mini-beast/nature scavenger hunt. I have attached a checklist below but you can be as creative as you like. You could draw your own checklist of things to look for whilst you are out on a walk. Send us some pictures of any mini-beasts you find!

Wednesday 13th May

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Keep practising writing your tricky words! You could try the tricky word challenge again. You may want to write each tricky word on a post it note and pop them all around the house, to practise reading them and help remember the spellings.

Writing

Have a go at this 3, 2, 1 writing frame about spiders. This time you need to write 3 things you have learnt about spiders, 2 interesting facts and one question you have. I am looking forwards to seeing the most interesting facts you can find! Don’t forget to use your RWI sound mats to help with writing. I wonder if you can use any tricky words too?

Maths

What is our naughty number elf up to today? Can you see what he has done? What would you have to do to fix his mistake?

Have a go at today’s activities on White Rose. The link is below for you, just click on day 2.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-3-The-very-busy-spider.pdf

As today’s activities link to number bonds, I’d like you to practice your number bonds to 10 and 20. Don’t forget our number bonds song from Jack Hartmann on YouTube.

Have a go at today’s challenge. We use counters/cubes (physical resources) in school so it may be helpful if you use something similar to help with counting (lego bricks, pom poms etc). You might need a grown ups help with this one! If it’s a little tricky, have a go at representing some number bonds in a part, part, whole model.

Other Activity

Can you create your own spider hand-print picture? I have attached some pictures to give you some ideas. You could experiment with using different materials to make the web. We look forwards to see what you create! I’ve been really impressed with your creative spiders so far.

Tuesday 12th May

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Keep practising writing your tricky words! You could try the tricky word challenge again. You may want to write each tricky word on a post it note and pop them all around the house, to practise reading them and help remember the spellings.

Writing

Have a look at the photo we took at school. Write a list of all the mini-beasts you can see. Use your phonics knowledge and sound mats and have a go at sounding out the words by yourself.

Maths

What is our naughty number elf up to today? Can you see what he has done?

Have a go at today’s word problems on White Rose. The link is below for you, just click on day 2.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-2-The-very-busy-spider.pdf

Have a go at the challenge below. We use counters/cubes (physical resources) in school so it may be helpful if you use something similar to help with counting (lego bricks, pom poms etc).

Other Activity

Have a go at creating your own spider. We used playdough and pipe cleaners at school. You could use anything you have at home, or even have a go at making your own playdough. Make sure your spider has 8 legs! We look forwards to seeing some pictures of your spiders.

RE

The RE work to create an Easter garden is for the whole week.

Monday 11th May

Reading:

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Keep practising writing your tricky words! You could try the tricky word challenge again. You may want to write each tricky word on a post it note and pop them all around the house, to practise reading them and help remember the spellings.

Writing

Today I would like you to write about spiders. What do you know about spiders? What do they look like? How many legs do they have? What colour are they? Do you like spiders? What did the story tell you about spiders?

There is a writing frame here for you to use, but you could use normal lined paper. You may want to draw your own picture of a spider too.

Maths

Follow the link below to see this week’s White Rose maths activities. Today’s activity is all about patterns and using your positional language.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Watch Numberblocks episodes about 20. I have linked one here for you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006s5q/numberblocks-series-4-14-i-can-count-to-twenty

Keep an eye out – the naughty number elf is back up to his usual tricks! Can you spot what he has done this time? Keep practising writing your numbers to 20. Can you write any numbers after 20? Don’t forget your number formation, make sure to go back and correct yourself if your numbers are backwards.

Science Activity

Have a go at ‘growing’ a rainbow at home! We tried this at school last week and the steps are very simple. First take some kitchen paper towel and fold it into a strip like the picture below. Then use felt tips to draw a rainbow onto each end. Get two clear cups/glasses and put a bit of water in each. Then dip each end of the paper towel into either cup and watch your rainbow grow! I have left a link to a tutorial below. You can also see our results at school.

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/grow-a-rainbow-experiment/

Afterwards we spoke about why the rainbow ‘grows’. What do you think is actually happening?

RE

As we are still in the season of Easter, we would like your children to make Easter gardens this week. You can use any resources from around the home and be as creative as you like – just make sure that they have a religious theme. Unfortunately, we are not in school to celebrate your amazing work together at the moment but please send in a picture of your creations to your teacher’s email address. Please work together as a family on this if you can – you can submit one per family or individual ones for siblings if the children would prefer.

Week Beginning 4th May

Try some of these activities over the week.

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Friday 8th May

HAPPY VE DAY EVERYONE.

I know today is a Bank Holiday for VE Day but I have put some maths on in case you still want to do some activities. I don’t expect them to be done though.

Don’t forget to spend time with your family, maybe decorate your house with your lovely bunting and have a lovely rest enjoying the sunshine. 
DON’T FORGET TO SEND IN PHOTOS of your VE Day party. 

If you choose to do maths it’s is on Whiterose maths again, click the link and choose Day 5 for the video and activities. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Have another go at ordering numbers, you can pick the level you think is right for you.

I suggest if you pick sequencing that they select counting in ones, when ordering I suggest the numbers go forward up to 1-20 and 1-100 if your child knows numbers higher numbers.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Topic

As it is VE Day I have selected a few activities that you could do. 

Look at the powerpoint to find out all about VE Day.

Reception All about VE Day

Make an aeroplane

Simple WW2 Spitfire Glider Activity Paper Craft

Draw or colour a VE day Picture

VE Day Colouring Page

Create a Union Jack pin wheel

Union flag coloured pin wheel

Union flag black and white pin wheel

Make a Union Jack flag

Union flag black and white pin wheel

Thursday 7th May

The Naughty Number Elf is back again. Can you see what he has done this time?

Time to practise writing your numbers to 20 again, no peaking first, then check your numberline is correct.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

Have a go at ordering numbers, you can pick the level you think is right for you. I suggest if you pick sequencing that they select counting in ones, when ordering I suggest the numbers go forward up to 1-20 and 1-100 if your child knows numbers higher numbers.

Maths

Today’s maths is also about the teens numbers and how they are made up of one 10 and some little ones. I would like you to watch the episode of Numberblocks which show how to make teen numbers using addition.

You could print it off the sheet or draw a number line and write the questions in your book.

Watch Number blocks episode – Ten’s place to learn about how to make the teens numbers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqasY-BAeEY&list=PLPF6f20xAt1mQY_J6Hf77vdqCwavmCNC5&index=3

Click the link below to get the worksheet for printing

teens addition numberline

The Challenge of today is Animal problems.

Writing 

Here are some more activities from Whiterose again, click the link and choose Day 4 for the video and activities.

In the video it talks about making a shoping list and planning a picnic. Can could plan a picnic for VE Day too and write a shopping list for it?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Topic

In preparation for VE Day could you create a medal. Keep making your banners and bunting to go outside your house.

There is a template provided or use your creative ideas. You could use tinfoil and cardboard, collage or colour one. You can decide.

Design a Medal

Wednesday 6th May

You will never guess who is back up to his old tricks in school again. The Naughty Number Elf. Can you see what he has done? 

Maths

Todays maths is all about the teens numbers and how they are made up of one 10 and some little ones. I would like you to watch the episode of Numberblocks which explains it more, then complete the tens and ones sheet. You could print it off or draw the blocks. Make sure the ten block shows 10.

Numberblock episode – On your head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNZMsXSOlEU

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The Challenge of today is Digit problems if you wish to solve it.

Topic

As you continue with your life cycle, add some writing explaining or labelling each part of the cycle. Here is a sheet if you want to use one or you can create your own idea to add to your work.

Life cycle of a butterfly writing

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Tuesday 5th May

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Maths

Today’s maths is taken from Whiterose maths again, click the link and choose Day 2 for the video and activities.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

The Challenge for today is Doughnut problems

If you want a game to play then load up ‘Bud’s number garden’ on BBC Bitesize to count and order numbers.

Remember, your child should be able to order numbers 0-20 by the end of Reception and know what the numbers are. They also need to know 1 more and 1 less than a given number within 10 although 0-20 would be great.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zd4b382

Topic

For your topic work over the next few days I would like you to create a lifecycle of a butterfly. This could be drawn, using the worksheet provided or use your imagination to create your own. There are lots of good ideas on pinterest.

Watch the video of the butterfly life cycle and there is also a powerpoint to help you.

Butterfly Life Cycle Video

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Click  Butterfly lifecycle

Here is a link to the mobile life cycle
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/butterfly-life-cycle-mobile-craft/

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/525302744035101189/

Monday 4th May

Maths

White Rose maths scheme have created home learning for each week we have been on lockdown. Have a look as it has some really good maths activities. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

I know we have learnt about this story already in English, but White Rose maths has created this week’s maths around the story of The Hungry Caterpillar. There are some lovely activities and on the last page it shows you how the activities link to Reception expectations. The Reception Expectations are called Early Learning Goals (ELG) This shows you what your child is expected to be able to do by the end of Reception.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

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If you want to watch the story again click this link

https://youtu.be/75NQK-Sm1YY

Have a go at the Maths challenge too.

Reading

For today’s reading you will need to ask your child which colour RWI book they usually take home. The book colours will be red or green. If your child does not have RWI books yet then try the red book. You can always log in to BUG CLUB too.

If your child had a RWI red ditty book sent home before we went on lockdown please could they read this book

RWI ditty book 1 – Sun hat fun

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24766.html

Children who had green books before lockdown read this book

RWI Green book story 1 – The get fit club

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29283.html

Writing

For writing today I would like you to practise your tricky words.

Click the link to sing along

https://youtu.be/TvMyssfAUx0 

See if you can read the tricky words as the come out of the beehive.

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Now practise spelling your tricky words or write some sentences using tricky words in your red book.

Topic

As it is the 75th anniversary  of VE Day on Friday from when World War 2 ended, I would like you to make some Union Jack bunting or even just colour some red, white and blue triangles to hang up in your window on Friday. Here are some ideas you could use. Click on the link below.

 Union Jack Template Display Bunting

Week Beginning 27th April

This week we are going to be looking at the story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson and setting activities related to the book.

Please watch the story by below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA

Friday 1st May

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Tricky word challenge! – Get a grown up to set a 2 minute timer. Try and write as many tricky words as you can in 2 minutes. Be careful! They only count if you have spelt them correctly. Keep watching our tricky word song on Youtube and practising writing them to get better at the challenge each day!

Writing

Write about what happens in the story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’. You may either write a few sentences summarizing the story or challenge yourself to add detail with some describing words. Make sure to use your phonics and use the sound mats further down the page to help you.

Can you include any of the rhyming words in your sentences? Can you include any tricky words? If you’d like to draw a picture from the story you could. Don’t forget you can send any work you are proud of to the E-mail address at the top of the page – we might even share it with your friends.

Maths

Have a go at playing another game using positional language. This time try describing how to draw a simple picture, where the person drawing doesn’t know what it will be. The person drawing has to follow instructions and guess what they’re drawing. For example, if you were instructing someone to draw a house you would say: ‘first draw a big square, next draw a triangle on top, and then a small rectangle on top of the triangle. Inside the big square draw a rectangle at the bottom and then two squares in the middle’. The better your description is or your ability to follow directions, the better the drawing will come out. The end result is usually quite funny!

There is also a colouring sheet if you would like to have a go,where again you must listen to instructions to complete it correctly.

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Other Activity

Have a go at creating your own ladybird! You could paint/colour stones, draw a picture, use recycling and different things around the house etc. It would be lovely to see some of your creations – be sure to email them to us using the email at the top of this page if you would like to show us your work. We might share our favourites on this page next week!

I have put a few pictures of some simple ladybird craft ideas here.

Thursday 30th April

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Listen to/read the story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’. See which words you can find that rhyme. Can you make your own rhyming dictionary, adding new rhyming words?

Check out the song below about rhyming words.

See if you can rhyme with different things you do/see throughout your day. There are some fantastic ‘Alphablocks’ episodes about rhyming on both Youtube and BBC Iplayer.

Writing

Have a go at finding the rhyming words in the book and then use you phonic knowledge to write them down. What do you notice about the words that rhyme? 

Challenge yourself – see how many words you can write which rhyme with cat.  If you find this challenge easy try writing rhyming words with rug.

Maths

Try some of the activities I’ve linked below on positional language.

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Practise using the correct number formation by writing your numbers 1-20. Make sure you haven’t formed any of them backwards!

Other activities

Have a go at creating your own ladybird biscuits or ladybird toast. Click the link below to follow the instructions.

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Wednesday 29th April

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books!  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Tricky word challenge! – Get a grown up to set a 2 minute timer. Try and write as many tricky words as you can in 2 minutes. Be careful! They only count if you have spelt them correctly. Keep watching our tricky word song on Youtube and practising writing them to get better at the challenge each day!

Writing

Put yourself in the shoes of the ladybird from the story. What would the ladybird be thinking when it saw the thieves? Draw the ladybird and a thought bubble (a grown up can always help). Have a go at writing what the ladybird might have thought in different parts of the story. Scroll down to use our phonics sound mats to help, and don’t forget you can’t sound out the tricky words!

Maths

Create an obstacle course at home, inside or even in the garden. It can be as simple or as hard as you like. Challenge yourself/each other to complete the obstacle course, you could time each other to see who can do it the fastest. Give each other instructions using your positional language (go under the chair, climb over the pillows etc.).

Other Activities

Have a go at these simple activities you can try related to the story.

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Tuesday 28th April

Reading

Watch the Read, Write, Inc. video for the sound of the day.

Watch and sing along with our tricky word song on Youtube. Challenge yourself, how many tricky words can you remember and write down? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Writing

Create a wanted poster for the thieves. You could use the template below or create your own. Draw the thieves. Make sure to describe them. What do they look like? What is their plan?

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Maths

Choose one or more of the challenges linked below to have a go at. They are all related to positional language.

Positional language challenge

Understanding the World

Draw a map of the farm. Think about which animal goes where and draw them on your map. What does the farm look like? Where will the fine prize cow go? You could link the animals on the map to positional language, describing where each animal is.

Monday 27th April

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and don’t forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so that we know when you need new books.  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Writing

Choose one animal from the story. Draw a picture of the animal and write about it below. Describe your chosen character. What does it look like? Where does your animal live? Where does it sleep? What sound does it make?

Try to use some tricky words you have been practising in your writing. Could you use ‘the’, ‘he’ or ‘she’?

Maths

In maths we will be exploring positional language. Below is an example of the type of positional language we expect the children to understand, recognise and name.

Can you describe where the ball is in each picture?

Grab your favourite toy or teddy bear etc. Keep putting it in different locations and see if you can describe where it is for somebody else to find it.

You could ask somebody else to hide it, and try to follow their instructions using positional language to find it. (Look inside the kitchen and on top of the table etc.)

Week Beginning 20th April

This week we are going to be looking at the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and setting activities related to this book.

Please watch the story by clicking on the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

Here are some activities you could try over this week, click the link below.

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Friday 24th April

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and dont forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so I know when you need new books.  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Writing

Can you retell the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’?

You can choose from a selection of resources to help you.

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Understanding of the world with Art and design

Create the life cycle of a butterfly.

You could use natural materials: leaves for the caterpillar, stones for a cocoon, grass, sticks etc

Paint, draw or make a butterfly. Can you make it symmetrical so it looks the same on both sides?

Maths

As we have come to the end of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar story I would like you to order the days of the week.

Days of the Week – Caterpillar

Thursday 23rd April

Writing

Join in with the tricky word song, then have a go at spelling them and write the word in a sentence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Phase 2 Tricky Words Word Mat

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Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and dont forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so I know when you need new books.  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Understanding of the world 

Go on a scavenger hunt around your garden or on your daily walk.

Write or draw what you see in your book or on paper. You could even create a map of your garden and draw where you found each minibeast.

If you want to you could take some pictures of the creatures you find and where they were.

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Record how many minibeasts you find, you could use the tick sheet or create your own way of recording it.

Maths Warm up

Warm up your brains with a recap of teen numbers with Jack Hartmann. Click the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmLMU8BqyKw

Be Creative

You could use lego to create a caterpillar.

Finger paint a caterpillar or choose your own activity today.

Pinterest has some good ideas you could use, then you can select an activity to match the resources you have at home.

www.pinterest.co.uk

Wednesday 22nd April

Reading

Watch the Read, Write Inc video for the sound of the day.

Please continue to read books on bug club and dont forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so I know when you need new books.  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Writing

Can you remember what The Hungry Caterpillar ate? You could write a list of the food he ate or even help write a shopping list of what you need to buy.

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Maths

I would like you to learn more about 2D shapes, in particular a circle, triangle, square and rectangle. Count and talk about how many sides they have. Jack Hartmann tells you to count the vertices in his song. Vertices are the corners.

This shape mat can help you name the 2D shapes.

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Watch this Jack Hartmann video to learn more about 2d shapes. Click the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Uv8Cl5hvI

Open the powerpoint and discover the shapes.

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Have a go at continuing the shape patterns, say which shapes are missing as you go.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Understanding the World

Sort the foods that the caterpillar eats into healthy and not healthy. You can print off the sheet to sort or you can copy the pictures on paper.

Count the total number of foods that were eaten by the caterpillar. How many of these were fruit / vegetable / contained meat etc?

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Tuesday 21st April

Well done for another days work, don’t forget to pick an activity from the link above over the days this week. 

As we are continuing with ‘The Hungry Caterpillar, watch it again to help you do your writing.

Reading

Don’t forget to log on to Bug club today or share a book with your family.

Have a go at making the words in the link below.

https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-classic/

Writing

Have a go at filling in the missing words, write a sentence about the caterpillar or even write the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’.

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Maths

Have a go at some more subtraction. Learn about 1 less.

Watch the Jackhartmann song about 1 less.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3b-kcK3Eg8

Now work out the subtraction sums. If you do not have a printer you can write the number sentences instead. 

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Have a go at ordering the caterpillar and then take a subtraction mission.

https://www.tvokids.com/preschool/games/caterpillar-count

https://www.arcademics.com/games/mission

Art and craft

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/diy-caterpillar-craft-for-kids-4125131#showall

Monday 20th April

Reading

Please continue to read books on bug club and dont forget to answer the questions by clicking on the bug face so I know when you need new books.  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#

Writing

Draw and label a picture of The Hungry Caterpillar, you could add a speech bubble. What might he say?

What might the Hungry Caterpillar say?

Maths

As it is expected for the children to be able to count to 20, identify and order them, here is an episode of number blocks to help them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006s5q/numberblocks-series-4-14-i-can-count-to-twenty

I would also like you to have a go at subtraction and what happens to a number when you take something away. Have a go at counting the bears.

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Have a go at working out how many leave the caterpillar has left.You could write the answers as a number sentence in your red exercise book or on paper.

Caterpillars Lunch Subtraction Challenge Cards

Easter Holidays

Well done to all of you for your hard work over the last couple of weeks and thank you parents for supporting your child’s learning at home.

As it is the Easter Holidays we will not be setting any new work, instead there are a range of activities you might like to do over the break. If you want to keep up the work you could continue reading and sharing books together, bug club will still be updated for you. Enjoy the break and hopefully a bit of outdoors in the sun.

Easter activities

LEGO30daysofplay

Physical, creative and research activities

60 second personal challenges for Redditch schools

Healthy A Z activity sheet

Redditch School Games Challenges Primary

Redditch Schools PE Home activities

We have linked below the expectations for the end of Reception in all learning areas:

Reading 

Please remember to access your Bug Club account as new books will be uploaded weekly for you. Please ring school if you have lost your login details. 

Read Write Inc Phonics.  Below is a link for those children that read the Read Write Inc (RWI) books, you will be able to access RWI books here. 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/ 

 Please watch one of the Read, Write, Inc Phonics sessions for Set 1 and Set 2 each day 

https://twitter.com/RuthMiskinEdu

RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short speed sound lessons with one of the trainers every day for the next two weeks. 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm  

Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm  

Note: films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times. 

Writing 

To enhance your child’s writing there will be a picture a day to write about. 

You could print it off, or have the picture available to look at on an electronic device while they write about it on a piece of paper or in a book. 

Your child can use their phonic skills to write simple sentences, don’t forget to use full stops.  

A sound mat is available to view to help them write the words. They are familiar with the RWI sound mats and I’m sure they will teach you the rhymes for each sound. To access the sound-mat click on the picture below, keep clicking until the sound-mat appears large and fills the screen.

Maths 

Each week at school we have a focus, we have been learning all our teens numbers over the last 2 weeks. 

Your child should be able to identify and order numbers to 20 by the end of Reception, so please continue to practise this. 

The children are familiar with Numberblocks and the episodes really help them learn. You can access them on cbeebies website and on you tube. 

Well done to all of you who have been learning from home. I hope you continue to use our resources and suggestions throughout the coming weeks. Don’t forget to have fun and spend time with your family too. Be creative, make a rainbow, get out in your garden, play games and keep it up. 

Friday 3rd April

Maths

We will be learning about 3D shapes today. Please watch the powerpoints and have a go at some of the suggested activities. 

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Reading and Writing

Please continue to read at home on Bug club or your own books.

Learn a new tricky word song and practise writing the words.

Tricky Words Sight Words Song for I, go, to, no, is, the

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2dx65u59aw

If you would like to practise the tricky words further, i have attached a booklet for you to print off if you have access to a printer or you could let your child write it in their own way.

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Writing

Click on the link below. You can write your sentences in your red books or print it off if you wish.

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RE

As it is Holy Week next week I have set a link to the next part. Next Thursday is Maundy Thursday or as you may know it ‘The Last Supper’

Usually in school I set up a role play of The Last Supper. We take on the role of Jesus and his disciples. Jesus washes the disciple’s feet and continues on to give the bread and wine. We usually use pitta bread and blackcurrent squash but feel free to improvise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2359k2zAJmA

Your child could represent this part of the story as a picture or even do some writing.

Thursday 2nd April

Reading

Please continue to read at home on Bug club or your own books.

Maths

Watch the Numberblocks video below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08r41qb/numberblocks-series-2-ten-green-bottles

Have a go at exploring one less using objects. Count your teddy bears/lego bricks (anything to hand). Can you add one more? What would one less be? How can you find one less, what could you do? Keep trying to find one less throughout the day. 

See the picture below as an idea. You don’t need any fancy resources, just practice counting any objects and finding one more and one less. Children are expected to understand that to find one more of an amount you add another one, and to find one less you take one away.

Wednesday 1st April

Reading

Please continue to read at home on Bug club or your own books.

Maths

Today we are learning about 1 less. Watch and sing along to the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3b-kcK3Eg8

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Click the link below to fly the helicopter to a number that less or more.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

Writing

What can you see at the party?

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Tuesday 31st March

Maths

I would like you to learn about the number bonds to 10. Sing along to the video. Click link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyK8iEO5-GI&list=PLQK2XiUY9C2gXua-_3AB_nI49hpPVq01y&index=111&app=desktop

Now you have learnt some number bonds, watch how the numberblocks make 10 too. Click the link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bn5k6h/numberblocks-series-3-ten-again

Have a go at making 10 in your own way. You could use two different coloured lego to make a number bonds tower of 10. Make 10 using your toys, go outside and collect sticks and leaves to make 10. You could draw a tens frame and use two different colours to make 10…

…or click on the links to access the worksheets.

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Investigate how to make 5.

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Reading and Writing activities

Join in with the tricky word song, then have a go at spelling them and write the word in a sentence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Phase 2 Tricky Words Word Mat

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Now sort the words into real words and alien words. Click link below.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

Art

Create a rainbow, put it up in your window to show love and hope and brighten people’s day.

Monday 30th March

Reading

Please continue to read Bug Club online and other books you have at home.

Writing

Write about the swimming pool.

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Maths

Have fun with this Easter Maths booklet.

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Complete the patterns on the train.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

Count out and give Teddy the correct amount of eggs. Click below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers/easter

Count the frogs and make them jump.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tg-ga-31-too-many-frogs-counting-up-to-10-game

RE

Ask your children to tell you about the prayer area in our classroom. These are questions we ask them each day.

‘What time is it in the Litergical Year?’ or  ‘What time is it in the year of the church?’

‘What colour is it?’

‘How many days in Lent and why?’

‘What does Lent prepare us for?’

The children are really good at telling us about the artifacts on the prayer table too. Ask your child about them.

Lent is preparing us for Easter, it then moves into Holy Week.  This Sunday is Palm Sunday the beginning of Holy Week.

Make your own palm leaf and write Hosanna on it to remind us Jesus rode into Jeruselum on a donkey on Palm Sunday.

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Learn about the Easter Story from Holy Week to Easter Sunday. Click the link below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ

Friday 27th March

Don’t forget to have a look at the resources from the links above.

Reading

Make sure you are reading each day too, log on to Bug Club and let me see how many books you have read. Don’t forget to click on the bug and answer the questions so I know when you have read it.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Writing

Write about being under the sea.

Phonics

Have a go at sorting the sounds, click on the link below.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-526980-sorting-sounds-phonics-games-powerpoint-pack

Maths

Have a dance with Jack Hartmann and learn number 11 to 19.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmLMU8BqyKw

Practise counting 1 more than a number with Jack Hartmann

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6JHupzwVo

Use this number line to help you work out more and less.

Have a go at filling in 1 more or 1 less than a number, use the number line to help you if you need it.

T-T-18012-One-More-One-Less-Number-Writing-Activity-Sheet-Lorry_ver_2

How many challenges can you do at home?

Thursday 26th March

Write about the pirate on his desert island.

Listen to the book called ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ Please click the link below and wait for it to load.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/rumble-in-the-jungle/

Now create a jungle picture, you could draw your own picture or colour the pictures from this link

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/jungle-picture-maker/

Maths

Your child needs to be able to order and recognise numbers 1-20. Have a go at home, get them to write the numbers on cut up paper and lay them in order. You could take numbers away and see if they know which numbers are missing.

Select ‘Apple picking’ and find the missing numbers.

Then you can select from any of the games in this link.

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday

Our World

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tg-ga-59-twinkl-green-week-junk-jumble-recycling-game

Think about our environment and sort the rubbish. How else can we keep our world clean? Maybe you could draw some pictures to show us.

Are you washing your hands properly?

Click on the link and answer the questions. 

Design a poster telling people to wash their hands properly.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-tp-5332-eyfs-all-about-washing-your-hands-powerpoint

Phonics

Have a go at these tasks. Practise reading and writing the tricky words

‘the’, ‘to’, ‘I’, ‘go’ and ‘into’. You could use the words to write a sentence, then draw a picture to go with it.

Wednesday 25th March

Complete a piece of writing about what you can see at the farm, don’t forget to use the sound mats for help.

Phonics

Practise your blending using these sheets, you could write the words in a sentence in your red exercise book in your reading bag.

Watch the Ruth Miskin RWI live phonics sessions they are still available 24 hours after live streaming.

Don’t forget to tune into the daily phonics lessons on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Speed sounds set 1 at 9.30am

Speed sounds set 2 at 10.30

Maths

Follow this link to practise your counting, have a go at drawing your own ladybirds and writing the number of spots.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=4720

Story time

Listen to the story Owl babies, talk about the book and create a picture of the owl family or even your family.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=5456

Learn about owls while watching Andys secret hideout, now you can draw your owl picture and label it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p079rl8v/andys-secret-hideout-series-2-12-andy-and-the-owl

Tuesday 24th March

Complete a piece of writing about what you can see at the beach, don’t forget to use the sound mats. 

Maths

As we are continuing with doubling, try some of these problems at home.

Have a go at numbers up to 5, 10 and 15, click on the link below. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=4681

Reading

Listen to the story, talk about the rhyming words in the book.

Then draw a story map to show where Hairy MaClary went and who he saw.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/r.aspx?sid=5394

Monday 23rd March

Maths 

Today we would like you to help your children with practical doubling.  

Ask your child to help you set the table today, can they double the amount of cutlery? 

Maybe count out some sweets or toys, ask them to give you double the amount. 

This Numberblocks episode helps you learn how to double and halve numbers up to 8 with the Numberblocks. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q4jkq/numberblocks-series-2-double-trouble 

If you have access to a printer this ladybird sheet is available for you from twinkl.  

Writing 

Picture of the day.

Complete a piece of writing about what you can see at the park, don’t forget to use the sound mats. 

Spring Term

Welcome back to Reception and we hope you enjoyed the Christmas break. This year we are encouraging children to be healthy, with a big push on healthy foods. We would like to give parents a gentle reminder that if children wish to bring a snack for break time it must be fruit or vegetables. Any other snack will be labelled and returned home at the end of the day. Children are allowed to bring either water or squash as a drink.

Thank you on behalf of the Reception team.

The Little Red Hen

During this half term we will be focusing on the story of The Little Red Hen. Children will learn the story, retell it using a story map, and explore different provision enhancements related to the topic.

Science Week

We also explored ice. First we talked about what we know; how ice is made, how ice feels e.t.c. Then we touched the ice – it was very cold! We decided to explore melting. We put one ice block outside in the sun, another outside in the shade, and poured warm water over the last one. As we predicted, the ice block in the sun began to melt! We discovered that pouring warm water over the ice melted it the quickest.

As we enjoyed making rainbows with Skittles, we decided to try and create our own rainbows with things we found outside. Everybody had their own plates with the seven colours we needed to find. We explored all around the playground, carefully searching for each colour. We noticed that some colours were really easy to find, but others were really tricky to find! – like blue. Even Miss Spittle had a go!

During science week we have been doing some fun experiments. We used Skittles to make different patterns on a plate and added water. We were very excited when the colours began to ‘leak’ out! It made a beautiful rainbow. We noticed that if you left it for too long all of the colours mixed together. At first, the pattern worked better, but after a while the colours mixed together as they were too close. The plate with each colour grouped made a better rainbow for longer.

At first, the pattern worked better, but after a while the colours mixed together as they were too close. The plate with each colour grouped made a better rainbow for longer.

World Book Day

We had great fun in Reception celebrating World Book Day! We read Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. We loved reading this story together. We explored different activities based on the book. It was challenging to grab all of the creepy crawlies from the spiderweb using tweezers. Our favourite activity was creating our own witches potion in the tuff tray! There were different liquids that were colourful and had different textures. As we brewed our potion it changed colours like real magic!

Our Pizzeria!

As we are looking at the story of The Little Red Hen, our Travel Agents has transformed to become our very own Pizza Parlour! We have had great fun getting into character by wearing the aprons and chef hats. We have to choose the correct sized pizza base and add the toppings before cooking the pizza. As customers we are seated at our own dining table and given menus to browse. Once we have made our order we get to enjoy the delicious pizza, and then pay the cashier. The cashier is in charge of writing receipts, using the till, and taking pizza delivery orders.

The Gingerbread Man

In our topic this term (Once Upon a Time), we are reading and exploring different classic stories, like The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling and The Gingerbread Man. Our main focus is The Gingerbread Man.

Another Surprise Visit!

The Gingerbread Man returned to Reception! We found another trail of crumbs, and followed them to find a suitcase had been left full of different objects. We found a note from the Gingerbread man; he had left souvenirs from each of the places he has visited around the world! We looked closely at the different artifacts and had fun guessing where they had come from. There was a map from Egypt, a flower skirt from Hawaii, a map from London, an Eiffel Tower from France, a statue of the Leaning Tower of Pisa from Italy, and even a didgeridoo from Australia!

Floating and Sinking

We have been exploring materials and which materials float and sink. We like to predict if each object will float at the top or sink to the bottom. This week we have been working hard at junk modelling to create our own boats, in order for the Gingerbread Man to safely cross the river. After we made our boats, we took them outside and tested them in the water tray. Most of them floated but a few sunk to the bottom. We noticed that the boats made from plastic worked the best. We had fun putting the Gingerbread Men in the boats to test how safe they were.

People Who Help Us

In RE we have been learning about different people who help us in different ways. On our visit to Mount Carmel Church, we learnt how Father Tony helps us. Today we had a special visitor, Lisa the Paramedic! She told us all about how Paramedics help people who are poorly or have hurt themselves. Lisa wore a green uniform and brought in lots of special equipment. We had fun looking at all of the different things and talking about what they are used for. Lisa even let us try on her coat and helmet! The helmet was very heavy.

After looking at all of the different equipment that a Paramedic uses, we got to go outside and see an Ambulance! Lisa showed us the inside and explained where the patient sits. We loved exploring the Ambulance and talking about the sirens. We talked about calling 999 when there is an emergency so that the Paramedics can help.

Archery!

For winning with the most house points of the half term, St Andrews house got to try Archery! It was great fun! We learnt how to hold the bow and load the arrows. We tried our hardest to hit the middle of the target. We had to use our strong muscles to pull back the bow, and soon got the hang of it. We felt like Hawkeye!

Mount Carmel Church

This week we went on our first trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. We were all very excited to leave and ride on the coach! When we got to the Church we looked around at all of the different statues and artifacts in the Church. We found a statue of St Thomas More! We spotted a big Crucifix and statue of Mary and Jesus.

Father Tony met us at the Church to teach us about Baptism. We spoke about the Font and Holy Water and what happens at a Baptism. Father Tony showed us exactly what he does to Baptise the babies and adults, and we each got to have a go!

Our own Gingerbread Men!

This week we have been creating our very own gingerbread men. First we had to follow instructions carefully, weighing out the ingredients and mixing them together. We used ginger and cinnamon, they smelt lovely. We enjoyed mixing the dough with our hands in the bowl! After lots of kneading we finished the dough, it looked just like play-dough!

Next, we rolled out the dough and used the gingerbread man cutters. We baked them in the oven, they smelt delicious! Once they were cooled we each decorated our own gingerbread men to match our designs. We used icing to pipe, smarties for buttons, chocolate chip eyes and strawberry lace smiles. We loved this part! Finally we took them home to taste, they were yummy. Luckily, this time, our gingerbread men didn’t run away!

We have been exploring lots of different learning opportunities for our Gingerbread Man topic! We worked together using our construction skills to create a bridge for the Gingerbread Man to cross the river.We created different bridges and tested them to see how well they worked.

We have also had fun retelling the story. We have had to order the story, thinking about who chased the Gingerbread Man first and what happened last. We create actions to help and even have a Gingerbread Man costume to help us get into character!

Chinese New Year

This week we have been learning all about Chinese New Year and how people celebrate. First we heard the story of The Great Race, and learnt how each year is named after each animal. This year is the year of the rat! We watched some videos of Chinese new year celebrations, including red lanterns and decorations, and a big dancing dragon in the parade! We loved looking at the beautiful outfits and Dragon puppets. We made our own Chinese lanterns using our fine motor skills.

We also had a special surprise, a Chinese ribbon dancing lesson! A special teacher came to show us the traditional dance, her outfit was beautiful. Then we all got to have a go. it was great fun!

Sweet Shop

Alongside our Gingerbread Man theme, we have a new role play in Reception; we have a sweet shop! We have all had fun counting and weighing the sweets. We explore money as the customers, paying the correct amount for our sweets.

Travel Agents

A new travel agents has arrived in Reception! We love looking through the brochures at all of the different places around the world. We decide which holiday we would like and fill out a form using our phonic knowledge. We have to decide how many people will be going and how we will get there. We enjoy looking for each destination on the world map and globe.

A surprise visitor!

Today we entered the classroom to discover that there had been a visitor! We were all shocked and confused. The classroom was such a mess, there were crumbs everywhere! We noticed that the crumbs smelt like ginger, and there was a trail of flour… it was the Gingerbread Man! We searched for him, but he was nowhere to be found.

We decided to make ‘wanted’ posters for the Gingerbread Man, and ask everyone around school if they had seen anything.

Please see our Topic Plan for Autumn 2 2019:

Advent

In reception we have been learning all about the liturgical season of Advent. We have learnt how it is a time of preparation and getting ready for Christmas. We have looked at our Advent wreath and learnt all about the different candles and what they represent. We know that the white candle is lit on Christmas day, because that is when Jesus was born.

We have discussed how people might prepare for Christmas. We were all very excited to discuss Santa and presents! We thought about how people prepare by decorating their homes and giving cards. We have enjoyed decorating our classrooms too. We made our own little Christmas trees out of pine cones and used our phonics knowledge to write Christmas cards.

A Midwife’s Crisis

This week has been a special week for Reception, as we have performed in the schools production of A Midwife’s Crisis, our nativity play. We have been preparing for the play for weeks, learning different songs and actions. We were all very excited to finally dress up in the exciting costumes! We had shepherds, sheep, angels and stars. We practiced our singing and dancing and finally got to show our parents. It has been fantastic to learn about baby Jesus and the story of Christmas. We will continue to learn more about the story in RE.

Shape

This week in Maths we have been learning about shape. We have learnt about 2D shapes like circles, triangles, squares and rectangles. We were excited to hunt for shapes around the classroom! There were loads! We have been finding them, naming them and describing them. We know how many sides each shape has and describe them using words like ’round’ and ‘pointy’.

We also enjoyed different shape activities. We created our own shapes out of pipe cleaners and used our scissor skills to cut out and stick together shape pictures. We used paint to stamp shape pictures and worked together to solve the shape puzzles. We all enjoyed making the different shapes with play-dough.

Finding Forky!

Today we discovered that Forky was gone again! We searched everywhere inside but there was no sign of him. We decided to look outside too. When we went onto the playground we found a treasure map! We decided to use our problem solving skills to follow the clues around the playground. We had to look at the map to find out where to go next and use teamwork to talk about each clue. They led us to the sandpit, where ‘X marked the spot’. When we dug in the sand we found a box, and there was Forky!

Maths

In our Maths this half term we have been focusing on number. We have enjoyed watching Numberblocks for each new number. We have been practising our number recognition, number formation and ordering! Our favourite activities include finding numbers in the sand and putting them in the correct order, using numicon, and representing numbers with lots of different resources. We have had great fun in our toy shop role-play exploring and using money.

Phonics

This half term in reception we have been making loads of progress in our phonics. We all have our own phonics group and practice twice a day. Everyday we recap our speed sounds to make sure we don’t forget them! We have been practising our blending skills and CVC words. We have used whiteboards and pencils to practise our letter formation and have a go at writing words. We have also been matching the toys to the correct words, and even using magnetic letters to make CVC words by ourselves.

This week we have had lots of fun exploring new activities for our toys topic. We loved making our own Toy Story puppets and creating our own stories in the puppet theater! We have been exploring different things in the sensory tray. Our favourite was the green alien gloop!

Today we had a very special friend arrive in Reception – Forky! Forky appeared with a special story for us. Miss Spittle read it to us, it’s about Toy Story.

After breaktime we noticed that Forky wasn’t here anymore! We looked for him everywhere! We decided to create some lost posters and put them around the school. We asked all of the teachers if they had seen him.

At lunchtime Forky finally showed up! He was sat with all of the other forks and cutlery in the dinner hall! He’s so silly! From now on we have decided we will have to keep a closer eye on Forky!

Toys

Our new topic for this half term is Toys!

Today we started our new topic by bringing in our favourite toys from home. We each got to show everyone our toy and explain why it is special to us. We loved sharing our toys and games with each other! We wrote labels for our toys using our phonic knowledge.

Autumn Walk

Today we learnt all about Autumn. We discussed how the leaves change colour and begin to fall off the trees. We learnt about animals collecting nuts and acorns ready to hibernate in the winter. Then we went on an Autumn walk around the playground. Each of us had a checklist of things to search for! We loved collecting conkers and acorns and searching for squirrels!

Maths

We have been singing different nursery rhymes to practise our counting. We have acted them out, counted objects and practised recognising and writing our numbers. In reception we love the Numberblocks! We have been using Numberblocks to add numbers together. We have started to use a part part whole model to help us.

Healthy Eating

The school nurse visited us and taught us all about healthy eating and healthy teeth. We learnt how important it is to keep your teeth clean by brushing them twice a day. We also sorted foods into healthy and not healthy. We enjoyed choosing our favourite fruit and vegetables.

Riding the Bikes

This week we all got to have a go on the school bikes. There are scooters, tricycles and bikes. We had a great time! We enjoyed sharing the bikes and chasing Miss Campbell!

Fun Outdoors

We have been enjoying our outdoor activities. We love digging for objects and sounds in the sand! Some children practised their letter formation using water in the tuff tray.

We had a go at bathing Miss Polly’s dolly; from the nursery rhyme we have been learning. We used warm, soapy water and cotton wool to take care of the baby. We also used our fine motor skills to hang the socks on our washing line using pegs.

Read, Write, Inc Phonics

This week we started phonics. We learn a new sound every day! Each day there are different fun activities to have a go at. We like using playdough and practising our letter formation.

Our first day of school

Our first day of school was very exciting! We made new friends and shared and played together. Everyone had a photo taken in the first day frame.

We were all very excited to make our own friend like ‘Forky’.