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Reception - Cowboy Hats 2019/2020

Welcome to the Cowboy Hats Class page!

      

Don't forget to look on Tapestry for lots more Cowboy Hat Class updates and photos!

Mrs Swann's email: Stone.A1@welearn365.com

A Message From Your Teachers 

Hi Reception! As it’s been a long time since we saw each other we thought we would send you a little message! Ted and the Sun Hat fish wanted to join in too!! 😄 We can’t wait to be back with you all x

 

To Cowboys,
Thank you for sending me the video that you have created together for the keyworkers. It is amazing! Well done to each and everyone one of you involved! (Including your Mummies and Daddies!) What a fantastic idea!

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Miss Cope- Class Teacher

My name is Miss Cope and I will be the new class teacher of Cowboy Hat class for the rest of the school year.

I am really looking forward to getting to know some of you who are coming back to school in June. If you are staying at home and would like to show me any photos of what you are getting up to or any work that you have done then you can send them to my email address cope.c@welearn365.com.

If your parents or carers need to ask me any questions or they need any support with your learning they can also email me or ring me at school.

Take care and hopefully I will see you all soon. 😊

 

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Thank you to Mason and Macie for my beautiful picture this morning!

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Home Learning Tasks

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Here is your Learning Passport which contains lots of creative tasks to help keep you busy over the summer holiday. We can't wait to see what you have made in September!!

(click the image below)

Monday 13th July

Good morning Reception, we have made it to the last week! What a strange time it has been. We have been really impressed with how hard you have all worked at home, despite the challenges of lockdown. As you have all worked so hard we have given you some more relaxed learning activities to do this week. You can choose different activities each day and you could colour them in as you complete them. All of the Reception staff have really enjoyed teaching you this year and we can’t wait to see you in September in your Year 1 classes! Have a lovely and safe summer!

 

Maths Activities:

Use this game to practise subtraction.

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

 

Play this game to practise addition

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

 

Play four in a Row Dice Addition Game

 

Reading/Writing Activities:

‘If I could go anywhere I would go to…’ Write a postcard from your chosen place.

 

Practise phase 3 sounds by playing this game.

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

 

Create your own Sports day. Make a list of races. Make 1st, 2nd and 3rd medals or certificates. Keep a record of who won each race!

 

Play this game to recap phase 3 tricky words.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/tricky-word-trucks

 

Write phase 3 words.

Challenge- can you put them into sentences?

 

Transition to Year 1 Activities:

Make a paper plate portrait

 

‘Spread my Butterfly Wings’ activity sheet…

My friends are…

I am good at….

I like learning…

I want to get better at…

 

Make an ‘All About Me’ fact file for your new class teachers. Draw/label a ‘Box of personalities’ containing objects that you love and that are important to you.

 

Make ‘wishes for year one’ on star templates – decorate and collage.

Reception Home Learning Grid

All About Me

Box of Personalities

Phase 3 Words

Postcard Template

Butterfly Wings

Addition Game

Wishes for Year 1

Friday 10th July

Happy Friday! Well done for all of your hard work, have a great weekend.

Maths: Use the game to practise subtraction.

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/subtraction/subtraction-to-10

Reading: Recap on new phase 3 sounds looked at this week-ch, sh and th

Can you think of 3 words that contain each sound?

Challenge- Recap on this week’s sounds-‘igh’ ‘ear’ and ‘ure’ words

Write a list of words- put them in the correct column to match the sound.

Learning Project: Design a house for your doll. Who else would live there? Do they have pets? Can you draw the garden too?

Label your picture.

Friday ch th sh Words Phonics

Challenge Phonics

Thursday 9th July

Maths: Write your own scenario cards e.g. I have 6 teddies. I take away 4. How many do I have now?

Record the answers on the back as a number sentence e.g. 6-4=2

Writing: Look at phase 3 sounds- th

Read the ‘Th’ story. Can you highlight all of the ‘th’ sounds?

Challenge- look at the ‘ure’ sound. Play the roll and read game to practise reading ‘ure’ words.

Learning Project: Design your own new doll and add descriptive labels for both personality and appearance. Give the doll a name and write a sentence/s about the doll. E.g. My doll is called…. My doll is kind and funny.

Challenge 'ure' Sound Game

Story Phonics 'th'

 

Wednesday 8th July

Maths:  Use the number line to practise subtraction. Explain that when we subtract we jump backwards on the number line.

Complete the subtraction from 10 sheet.

Challenge- complete the subtraction from 20 sheet.

Reading/Writing: Look at phase 3 sounds- sh

Can you match the words with the pictures?

Challenge- look at the ‘ear’ sound. Can you write the words?

Learning Project: Use natural and collage materials to create pictures of the girl’s memory. E.g. blades of grass for the forest of grass, flowers etc. Add detail with crayons.

Challenge 'ear' Words Phonics

Challenge Subtraction on Number Line

Sh Words Match Phonics

Subtraction Using Number Line

 

Tuesday 7th July

Maths: Use the worksheet to practise writing number sentences. Count all of the pictures to find the starting number, count how many have been crossed out to find how many we are subtracting and count the pictures that are not crossed to find the answer.

Writing: Look at phase 3 sound- ch

Can you write the word?

Challenge- put the words into sentences.

Learning Project: Fold paper to make paper dolls. Can you write simple instructions on how to create them?

Phonics 'ch' Words

Paper Dolls Template

Write the Number Sentence 1

Write the Number Sentence 2

 

Monday 6th July

Good Morning Reception! This week we are continuing to look at the story The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson. So far we have had lots of fun making paper dolls and writing about them, we hope you have too. We have come up with some more fun activities this week and we are also continuing to look at subtraction. In phonics we would like you to have a go at learning some phase 3 sounds and to be able to use them in words. Have a great week.

Maths: Continue to practise using pictures to help you subtract. Cross out the correct amount of objects to help you find your answer.

Challenge-subtracting from 20

Reading: Recap on phase 2 tricky words. Then use this game to practice fluency in blending CVC words.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/matching-ph2w5

Challenge- Recap on phase 3 tricky words. Then practice fluency of blending phase 3 words.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/matching-ph3w5

Learning Project: Discuss memories and favourite places and the things you like to do there. Choose one favourite place and write simple sentences about it. Decorate around your writing by drawing some objects from or related to your favourite place.

Home Learning Grid

Subtraction with Pictures 1

Subtraction with Pictures 2

Friday 3rd July

Happy Friday! Well done for all of your hard work, have a great weekend.

Maths: Practice using your fingers to work out subtraction. Look carefully at the numbers- explain that the first number is your starting point, which is how many fingers you need to hold up. The second number is how many fingers to put down. What you have left is the answer. Talk through the steps each time to help your child to remember. Ask them to tell you how to work out one of the subtraction sums to check their understanding.

Reading: Read fake and real words to practice fluency with blending sounds.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den

Challenge- Choose phase 3

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den

Learning Project: Revisit the part of the story that is set in the little girl’s memory. Ensure your child understands what this means and then talk about the items that are there and why they might be important.

Write a list of items that they would have or keep in a memory box and then draw and label some of them.

Maths Subtraction

Thursday 2nd July

Maths: Use the worksheet to practice subtraction using pictures. Talk about the numbers and what they mean. On the first sum look at the first number and check that you have the correct number of stars. Look at the next number and explain that’s how many to cross out. Count the remaining stars to find the total

Challenge- draw your own pictures.

Writing: Read the words and draw a line to the picture. Can you write the words for the pictures that were not matched?

Challenge- practice using the ‘ee’ sound to write words

Learning Project: Fill a thought bubble with words to describe the little girl’s feelings

Learning Project - Girl's Feelings

Picture Subtraction

Picture Subtraction Challenge

Phonics 'ee' Words

Phonics 'er' Sounds

Wednesday 1st July

Maths: Use this game to practice subtraction. Choose one picture and drag it onto the meadow. Once you have the correct amount, look at your sum to find how many to put into the bin, you will be left with your answer!

https://content.connect.collins.co.uk/Content/Live/ElektraMedia/Busy_ants/Foundation/GamesandTools/30_IMT_Tree/index.html

Reading/Writing: Read the sentences using this game- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/sentences-2

Can you write them down after you have read them?

Challenge- sort and write oo/oo(u) words

Learning Project: Ask your child to imagine the paper dolls have come to their house. Who would they meet? What would they do? Draw a picture and writing some accompanying descriptive labels and sentences.

Maths Subtractions

Phonics 'oo' Sounds

Tuesday 30th June

Maths: Continue to practice subtraction physically with numbers to 10. Create scenarios e.g. I had 5 biscuits and my Mum ate 3, how many have a got now? Work out practically. Talk about the process of working out the answer. Encourage children to listen carefully to the scenario to pick out the information of the starting amount and how many we need to take away. 

Challenge- use up to 20 objects.

Writing: Practise spelling phase 2 tricky words – I, no, go, to, into. How many sentences can you think of using these words?

Challenge- practice using the ‘er’ sound to write words.

Learning Project: Design a (A4 sized) paper doll. (Encourage your child to come up with different design ideas.) Cut out your paper doll and attach them together if you have made multiple dolls.

Phonics 'er' Sounds

Monday 29th June

Good Morning Reception! We hope that you enjoyed the work we did on the story The Wonder. This week and next, we will be looking at the story Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson. This is a lovely story that features rhyming words. We really like the pictures and imagination in this story. We can wait to see your work on Tapestry! Have a great week.

Maths: Collect 10 objects. Count out the objects and then take away 1. Recount and talk about what happens to the total- the number gets smaller when we subtract. Now try taking away 2 objects what is our new total? Continue to practice physically taking away and talk through the number sentence e.g. I had 10, now take away 1 and that equals 9 – so 10-1=9.

Challenge- can you record your number sentences? How many can you come up with?

Reading: Practice word blending-

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/fishy-phonics?phase=2

Challenge- phase 3 words

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=3#

Learning Project: Read the story encouraging your child to notice and join in with the repetitive verses and to identify rhyming words.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BuURAo5f3k

Create a story map of the story adding labels.

Home Learning Grid

Friday 26th June

Happy Friday! Well done for all of your hard work, have a great weekend.

Maths: Choose from one of the methods we have been using to practise adding to 10:

  • Drawing dots
  • Number line
  • Using objects

Challenge- Adding with numbers to 20.

Friday Maths Addition

Reading:  Play the word match memory game!

Phase 2

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/matching-ph2w13

Phase 3

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/matching-ph3w3

Learning Project: Look at the polishing stars image. Create your own star any way you like, you could even bake star cookies! Label your star using describing words e,g. shiny, sparkly, smooth.

Challenge- write sentences about your star, what it looks like and where it is from/going.

Thursday 25th June

Maths: Practice drawing dots underneath the numbers to help you work out your addition sum, the first one has been completed for you to show you how to do it.  

Challenge- Adding with numbers to 20.

Reading/Writing: Write captions to match to the phase 2 pictures.

 Challenge- look at the sound ‘ur’, practise writing words that contain this sound.

Learning Project: Look at the magical phoenix bird in the story and other examples of magical/fantasy birds from google or your books at home. Draw your own phoenix bird and label features.

Challenge- Write descriptive sentences about your phoenix.

Thursday Phase 3 'ur' Words

Maths Addition

Phase 2 Captions

Wednesday 24th June

Maths: Play the addition game-https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/robot-addition

Reading/Writing: Play buried treasure with phase 2 words.

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

Challenge- look at the sound ‘or’, practise writing words that contain this sound.

Learning Project: Make candy floss dream pictures using cotton wool balls and any other collage materials you have at home.

Write a sentence about your creation.

Phase 3 Words

Tuesday 23rd June

Maths: Recap on using the number line to add numbers, talk about how when we are adding we are moving towards the right and the numbers are getting bigger. Talk about which number is the starting number and which number tells us how many jumps to do.

Reading/Writing: Help your child to practise writing CVC words. Read out the words from the list. Ask your child to write them down. Sound out the word to help them hear the sounds if needed. You could turn this into a game and play against the clock! 

Challenge- look at the sound ‘ar’, practise writing words that contain this sound.

Learning Project: Look closely at the images from the story. Chose your favourite image and talk about why you like it? What can you see? Where might he go to next in his daydream? Can you come up with another picture idea from your imagination?

Learning Project Story Pictures

Number Line Addition

Phase 2 CVC Words

Phase 3 'ar' Words

Monday 22nd June

Good Morning Reception! We hope you have had a great weekend. This week we will continue to look at the story The Wonder by Faye Hanson. We have really enjoyed the creative activities that come from this story and we have got more for you this week! We hope you have enjoyed the story so far. I’m sure like us, you are finding different things every time you look at the pictures! We can’t wait to see your work on Tapestry! Have a great week!

Maths: Practise counting on using the numbers and pictures to add numbers to 20.

Challenge- practice counting on using your fingers to add numbers to 20.

Reading: Play this game to recap tricky words.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/tricky-word-trucks

Challenge- can you write sentences using the tricky words you have practised?

Learning Project: Draw a simple story board using the template (choose one) to recall the key events in the story. Talk about what is happening in each picture and how the boy is feeling. You could write sentences underneath your pictures too using first, next, then and finally.

Home Learning Grid - Week 14

Challenge Tricky Word Sheet

Learning Project Story Board

Maths Challenge Counting on

Maths Challenge Counting on

Friday 20th June

Happy Friday! Well done for all of your hard work, have a great weekend.

Maths: Match the number sentence to the pictures.

Reading: Play this game online:

Choose the Phase 2 Game

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/reading-robot

Challenge- Choose the Phase 3 Game

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/reading-robot

Learning Project: Make a snack/meal/dessert that tastes as good as it looks!

Write a list of your ingredients.

Maths Addition Match

Thursday 18th June

Maths: Count the dots on the ladybirds to solve addition sums. Practice counting on from the first amount to find the answer.

Writing: Read and match the Phase 2 captions with the pictures.

Challenge- Write the ‘ow’ words. Generate and write sentences containing oi words and tricky words.

Learning Project: Talk about burrows and which animals live in them. Look at the pictures of the different things happening in the burrows from the story. Draw what is happening inside the burrow e.g. a class of rabbits being taught. You could come up with your own ideas too!

Learning Project Picture

Maths Challenge Ladybird

Phase 2 Caption and Picture

Writing Challenge OW Words

Wednesday 17th June

Maths: Use objects from around the house to complete addition sums. Roll a dice to generate your sums.  Practice using the + and = signs to record your number sentence correctly.


Challenge-generate and solve addition sums using numbers that total up to 20.

Writing: Sound out and write the CVC words to match with the picture.

Challenge- Write the ‘oi’ words. Generate and write sentences containing oi words and tricky words.

Learning Project: Talk about what the ‘best playground in the world’ would look like. You could visit your local park and see what they have and look at your outdoor toys. Draw out the ‘best playground in the world’ using your findings or new ideas!

Writing Challenge

Writing CVC Words

Tuesday 16th June

Maths: Collect 10 objects from around the house. Use the objects to help you add up these sums:

2+3

5+2

6+1

4+3

9+1

6+3

Challenge- Find an additional 10 objects and add numbers up to 20.

Writing: Read phase 2 tricky words- how many can you spell?

Challenge- White the ‘ai’ words, can you make a sentence?

Read phase 3 words- can you spell them?

Learning Project: Revisit the part in the story where it talks about the boy having his ‘head in the clouds’

Draw what you think the boy might be thinking about.

Learning Project Resource

Writing Challenge 'ai' Words

Writing Challenge Phase 3 Tricky Words

Writing Challenge Phase 2 Tricky Words

Monday 15th June

Good Morning Reception! We hope you have had a great weekend. Last week we had a look at the story Emily Brown and the Thing. We have been really impressed with the work produced, especially the creative activities. This week we are going to look at a different story- The Wonder by Faye Hanson. We really love the pictures in this story and we are sure you will too! We can’t wait to see your work on Tapestry! Have a great week!

Maths: Use a number line to recap on 1 more and 1 less. Choose a number and ask you child to identify 1 more and 1 less on the number line.

Can you record 1 more as a number sentence? E.g. 6+1=7

Reading: Practice reading phase 2 CVC words using this matching game:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/pick-a-picture

Challenge: Read and match phase 3 words using this game:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/pick-a-picture

Learning Project: Listen to the story ‘The Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0-makC-lO0

Discuss the key events with your child.

Week 13 - Home Learning Grid

Friday 12th May

Happy Friday! Well done for all of your hard work this week! Have a great weekend!

Maths: Get a tray and some objects, cover the tray with a cloth. Give your child clues about the number of objects under the cloth e.g.,  “I have one less than 9 on my tray” Encourage your child to work out their answer and write it down. They could use their fingers or a number line. Reveal the amount on the tray.  

Reading: Recap: ai, ee, igh, oa and tricky words was, my, you, they

Activities:

Read the CVC words.

or

Challenge – Read and answer these yes/no questions.

(Your child does not need to complete all pages)

Learning Project: Generate ideas for making potions based on the story. On bottle shaped paper draw/label ideas/ingredients for a potion.

Challenge- Write sentences describing the ingredients.

Thursday 11th June

 

Maths: Gather a selection of toys/objects. Choose a number and count out your objects. Practise finding 1 more and 1 less and record your numbers here-

1 more and 1 less

Reading: Outdoor sound hunt-Display these pictures around the garden/house. Hide the sounds.

Match sounds to the pictures found.

Learning Project: Make troll/wolf masks – revisit book to see the trolls and wolves and try to re-create them as in the story.

Wednesday 10th June

 

Maths: Write out and hide numbers 0-10 (0-20 for a challenge). Find the numbers and put them in the correct order.

Now use your number line to identify 1 more and 1 less of a chosen number.

Reading: Recap: ch, sh, th, ng and tricky words we, me, be.

Activities:

Read CVC words to match pictures

  or

Challenge- look at the phase 3 picture and write a caption or sentence

(Your child does not need to complete all pages)

Learning Project: Read Emily Brown and the Thing looking closely at the dark and scary woods. Talk about features and description- discuss word meanings.

Create a list of things we will need to take on a journey through the deep, scary woods

Tuesday 9th June

Maths: Number Order- Practise counting forwards and backwards to 10 or 20 for a challenge. Write the numbers on a piece of paper forwards and backwards. 

Can you fill in the missing numbers too?

Reading/Writing: Recap:  j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu and tricky words he, she

Activities:

Practise writing CVC words

 or

Challenge- Look at the phase 3 picture and write the word.

(Your child does not need to complete all pages)

Learning Project: Talk about what the ‘see in the dark glasses’ look like. Children to draw/design their glasses and think about resources needed. Make glasses using a range of materials.

Challenge- Write instructions on how to make your ‘see in the dark glasses’.

Monday 8th June

Good Morning Reception. What a rainy week last week! I hope it’s not all rain this week and you get a chance to spend some time outside, we’ve got a few fun outdoor activities planned for you all! Thank you to those who have sent in photos of your hard work. I was glad to see that you were still able to have fun at home completing your activities, despite the weather! This week we are continuing to look at the story Emily Brown and the Thing and we will be looking at this story for the next few weeks. Don’t forget to email/upload to Tapestry things that you have been up to! 

Maths: Practise counting forwards and backwards to 10 or 20 for a challenge.

Number Formation Sheet

Reading/Writing: Recap Phase 2 Soundsand Phase 2 Tricky Words

Use the sounds and tricky words to play a game of noughts and crosses.

Learning Project: Re-read the story ‘Emily Brown and the Thing’.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6_hccneJzA

Discuss what happens in the story and create a story map.

Home Learning Grid - Week 12

Daily Tasks...

Tuesday

Phonics Word Writing

CVC Words

Number Ordering

Wednesday

Caption the Phonics

Match the CVC Word with the picture

Thursday

One more, One less

Outdoor Sound Hunt

Friday

Challenge Yes or No questions

Phase 2 CVC Words

Friday 5th June

Happy Friday! We hope you have enjoyed your learning activities and we are impressed with the work we have seen! Well done and have a great weekend!

Maths: Play this game https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/apples/  to practise number order.

Writing: Write out these captions and ask your child to have a go at reading them. You could even draw a picture to go with the caption or come up with your own caption!

pack a pen in a bag

a duck and a hen

no lid on a pan

a doll in a cot

Learning Project: Discuss the dark and scary wood from the story. What words are used to describe it? What is in the dark and scary wood? How does it make us feel? Would we like to go there? Why/why not?

Make a poster of the real wildlife we could find in the woods.

Thursday 4th June

Maths: Practise adding up to 10, chose a method to work out your sums e.g. adding with sweets, on your fingers, drawing pictures to count and add together.

Reading: Recap sounds: f, ff, l, ll ss

Buried Treasure: Write out some real words and made up words (e.g. tud, jup, fub). Place these in a pile and using 2 containers, label one as ‘Treasure’ and the other as ‘Bin’. Can your child read the word and decide if it is real?

Learning Project: Draw a picture of ’The Thing’- can you label the picture to describe him. Discuss ideas with your child to make up your own ‘Thing’ you could make it out of playdough, card, paint or draw it!

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Maths: Practise finding more and less using fingers, objects or a number line.

One more, one less to 10

One more, one less to 20

Reading: Recap sounds: e u r h b

Practise reading these captions:

a hug and a kiss

on top of the rug

 a cat on a bed

a run in the sun

Learning Project: Ask your child to draw a picture and write about their favourite toy/teddy/blanket. They could label the picture too.

Tuesday 2nd June

Today we look forward to welcoming back some of you. If you are not returning to school yet please keep in touch via Tapestry or email- we love hearing from you all!

Maths: Practise counting up to 10 (20 for a challenge). Write out numbers to create number cards. Count out objects and matching to your number cards.

Reading/Writing: Recap sounds- d g o c k, make a list of some words with the sounds at the end of the words.

 Play Buried Treasure online on PhonicsPlay

Learning Project: Discuss the feelings of the Thing and why he felt that way. Have we felt scared/lonely/unhappy before? Why? What/who made us feel better? Draw pictures of these people or use photos to make a collage.

Monday 1st June

Good Morning Reception, we hope you have enjoyed the beautiful weather we have had over half term! We have planned some fun activities this week for both our home and school learners. This week our topic is looking at the story ‘Emily Brown and the Thing’. If you don’t have this story, don’t worry! We have put a link to the story being read on YouTube on your learning grid. Don’t forget to put pictures of your hard work for us to see on Tapestry!

Maths: Practise read and writing numbers to 10. Challenge- read and write numbers to 20.

Reading/Writing: Recap sounds- s, a, t, p, i, n.

How many words can you think of that begin with these letters? Have a go at sounding them out.

Learning Project: Read the story ‘Emily Brown and the Thing’. If you don’t have a copy at home watch this online reading. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6_hccneJzA

Week 11 Home Learning Grid

Friday 22nd May

We have reached the end of the week! Well done for all of your hard work this week, you have continued to impress us!

Fun Friday: Your teachers have uploaded your challenge onto Tapestry!

Maths: Working on Numbots have go at challenge 5- Number Bonds to 10

Number Bonds to 10

Writing: Encourage your child to make up their own story. Watch this video on how to support your child’s storytelling ideas!

Making Up a Story

Choose how you wish to record your story- you could act it out, write it, draw a story map, ask your grown up to write it and write the tricky words and words you know!

Learning Project: Birthdays- Support your child to create an all about me folding book (as pictured) with their birth date, current age and anything else they think is important for people to know about them.

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Thursday 21st May

Maths: Make number cards 0-10. Can your child count out objects to match the amount? Can they order the numerals from the smallest amount to the largest?

Reading: Practise your phonics by playing this picture match game. Choose the Phase 3 Diagraphs for a challenge!

Picture Match

Learning Project: Birthdays- Talk to your child about when they were born. Look at photographs of the day they were born, if you have them available. Do they know the date of their birthday?

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Wednesday 20th May

Writing and Reading Wednesday: Go to Tapestry to find this week’s challenge!

Maths: Listen to a number song from the CBeebies website. After listening to them, watch again and sing along if you can. Talk about the maths you can see in the video clip.

Writing: Ask your child to draw a picture of a celebration they have taken part in. Encourage them to use their phonics knowledge to write about their memory of that day.

Learning Project: Discover religious celebrations-

  • Watch the Let’s Celebrate video collection for Easter. Discuss the celebrations with your child. Did they celebrate Easter? Which of the events did they take part in?
  • Watch the Let’s Celebrate video collection for Eid-al-Fitr. Discuss the celebrations with your child. Did they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr? How did they celebrate? Are there any similarities and differences between the celebrations they saw in the Easter videos?
  • Look through the range of videos available on Cbeebies and watch together. Discuss who celebrates the event and any similarities and differences with celebrations your child has taken part in.

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Tuesday 19th May

Maths: Practise counting up to 20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.

Writing: Create a card for a celebration of your choice. Can your child use their phonics knowledge to write a message for the person they would like to give it to?

Learning Project: Plan a family celebration-

  • Decide on a family celebration for the week. This could be a family indoor picnic, meal, dance etc. Ask your child to write invitations to family members to the party.
  • Create homemade decorations using coloured paper (If you do not have coloured paper at home, you could use old newspaper or wrapping paper) you could make paper chains or bunting.
  • Plan a menu for the party and make the food together.

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Monday 18th May

Happy Monday! This week we would like you to do some work on celebrations. We would also like to give you another big well done for your hard work. We have received some super pieces of work so far and can’t wait to see what you produce this week! If you haven’t already, why not show us what you have been up to by uploading your photos to Tapestry.

Maths Monday: Please go to Tapestry to find todays challenge. It is a fun activity to help you practise your number bonds and adding.

Maths: Play this game to practise counting, ordering and matching numbers to 10.

Writing: Learn the song ‘On Bonfire Night’ Draw a picture to go with the song.  Encourage your child to sound out words from the song e.g. whoosh, whizz, rocket etc.

Learning Project: Family Photographs- Look over a selection of photographs of family celebrations and discuss with your child: what the celebration was about, who attended, what you did to celebrate, when it took place, whether it is an event that happens each year. Can your child remember the event taking place? What do they remember of it?

Reception Week 9 Grid

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Week 8 – Friday 15th May

Here are your Friday learning activities, bringing us to the end of another week! We hope that you’ve had fun with your learning and we have been impressed with how hard you have been working!

Fun Friday: Today’s Fun Friday activity is ready and waiting for you on Tapestry! I hope you are ready to get creative!

Maths: Look for numerals on packaging you find around the house. Can you recognise the numerals and count out a matching amount?

Writing: Can you independently write 3 sentences about your favourite food?

Learning Project: Cooking Look at recipe books and food magazines. Select a recipe and make this together. Encourage your child to read the labels on packaging to figure out which ingredient it is.

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Week 8 – Thursday 14th May

Maths: Play the Numberblocks add and subtract quiz.

Numbots Addition and Subtraction Game

Go to challenge 1

Numbots Addition and Subtraction Game to 20

Go to challenge 4

Writing: Pour flour, rice or lentils into a shallow tray or plate. Can you write some CVC words in the food using your finger? If you are confident with CVC words try these phase 3 words instead!

Phase 3 Words

Learning Project: Play shops Using toy food or old packaging, set up a food shop and act out being the shopkeeper and customer. You could introduce coins to support your developing knowledge of money. You could use a notepad as a shopping list to encourage in the moment writing.

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Week 8 – Wednesday 13th May

Writing and Reading Wednesday: Today I would like you to do some reading for your challenge. Please have a look on Tapestry to find the our ‘Book Look Hunt’.

Maths: Explore weighing and measuring food on the kitchen scales. Ask, what happens as you place more on the scales?

Writing: How many different foods can you think of? Can you make a list? Remember to use your phonics sounds to sound out the words.

Learning Project: Create a collage Can you draw out a number of fruits or vegetables, large enough to fill a piece of A4 paper. Using a selection of colourful packaging, can you cut out and collage onto your picture.

Week 8 – Tuesday 12th May

Maths: Log into your Numbots account and try some activities.

Writing: Using recipes from books as a guide, can you create your own recipe for your dream meal? You could draw out the ingredients and label them and draw the finished meal. Some children may be able to write a few short sentences as instructions.

Learning Project: 5 a day Can you create a food diary to record how many pieces of fruit and vegetables you eat in a day. You could write these using your phonics knowledge or draw a picture of each item.

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Week 8 – Monday 11th May

Good morning everyone. We hope you had a lovely weekend celebrating VE day. Don’t forget to put your photos onto Tapestry if you have any!

Maths Monday: Today’s Maths Monday activity is a floating and sinking activity. How many items can you find that float/sink? Do more items float or sink?

Maths: Watch a Numberblocks clip at: BBC or CBeebies.

Reading: Look at recipe books and food magazines. Can you use your phonics knowledge to decode the ingredients list.

Learning Project: Healthy/ Unhealthy Provide your child with a selection of items from your kitchen cupboards. Can they sort them into things that are healthy and unhealthy? Discuss why the food is good for you or bad for you. Look at the Eatwell plate to help figure out which foods they should eat a lot of or not very much of.

Home Learning Activities Week 8

Maths Monday Challenge

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Week 7- Friday 8th May

Hi Reception! As it is a bank holiday today and more importantly, the 75th anniversary of VE Day we would like you to have a day off from your work activities. I know some of you have been planning VE Day parties, making cakes and bunting! After your well deserved rest over the weekend we would love to see your pictures on Tapestry. Have a great weekend.

    

I have loved seeing your VE Day celebrations! Tahlia has made a super flag, Albie has made some fantastic bunting and William has baked a yummy cake!

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Week 7 – Thursday 7th May

Maths: Play the Numberblocks add and subtract quiz. Can you make some more addition and subtraction sums?

Writing: Go for a litter pick around your front and back garden. Create a poster to remind people to put rubbish in the bin.

Reading: Continue to practise your reading using the books available at: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Learning Project: Ice: Search on Google Maps for the UK. Discuss with your child the colour of the land and sea. Scroll up to look at the Arctic. Discuss why the land looks different in the Arctic (Because the land is covered in snow and ice.) Discuss the differences in temperature in the UK and the Arctic. Look at a picture of an igloo on google.

Fill an ice cube tray with water and when frozen take out and support your child to create their own igloo out of the ice cubes.

Week 7 – Wednesday 6th May

Writing Wednesday Challenge: Get ready for Phonics Musical Bumps! Your teacher has put instructions onto Tapestry on how to complete this challenge.

Maths: Listen to a number song from the CBeebies website. After listening to them, watch again and sing along if you can. Talk about the maths you can see in the video clip.

Writing: Sing the song, ‘Incy, Wincy Spider’ and add in the rain sounds using your rainmaker (from yesterday’s learning project). Can you think of more actions for the song?

Learning Project: Ice: Watch ‘Frozen- In Summer’. Discuss with your child what they think will happen to Olaf when it gets warm. Support your child to fill up ice cube trays or plastic containers, if ice cube trays are not available, and freeze. Once frozen, take them out and explore how quickly they melt: in your hands, in the fridge, on the windowsill and when blown with the hairdryer.

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Week 7 – Tuesday 5th May

Maths: Log into your Numbots account and try some activities.

Writing: Write out the tricky words on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game. (I, no, go, to, into, the, he, she, me, we, be, my, they, are, all.)

Reading: Using any of your books that you have at home, can you find the tricky words. How many tricks words can you find on the first page?

Learning Project: Making a rainmakers: Provide your child with either a plastic container, bottle or other junk modelling item. Pour in a spoon or two of rice or lentils and secure with a bottle lid or sellotape. Decorate with stickers, glitter and sequins if you have them available. Have fun exploring making rain sounds.

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Week 7 – Monday 4th May

Good Morning Cowboy Hats! This week we would like you to do some activities all about the environment! Don't forget to put your fantastic work onto Tapestry for us to see! Have a lovely week.

Home Learning Week 7

Maths Monday: Today’s Maths Monday activity is ready and waiting for you on Tapestry!

Maths: Watch a Numberblocks clip at: BBC or CBeebies. Can you draw the Numberblocks? Try to use the correct colours!

Writing: Can you independently write 3 sentences about the penguin? Remember it is okay if your child spells these words incorrectly, as long as they are using their phonics to sound out the words.

Learning Project: Create a daily weather chart: Record using pictures and written labels (where appropriate). How has the weather changed over the week? If it is raining, leave a container outside to collect the rain e.g. a water bottle with the funnel cut off. Draw a line or make a mark to show where the rain came up to. Repeat overnight or the next day and compare your results. You may wish to download a weather chart from Twinkl or you can make your own.

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30 Day Fitness Challenge!

Your teachers have found you a 30 day fitness challenge!

Take a few photos of yourself doing these challenges throughout the 30 days and the children who send their photos to their teacher at the end of the 30 days will receive a certificate!!

Good luck everyone! Stay safe and keep fit!

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Week 6 – Friday 1st May

Here are your Friday learning activities, bringing us to the end of another week! We hope that you’ve had fun with your learning and we have been impressed with how hard you have been working!

Fun Friday: Today’s Fun Friday activity is ready and waiting for you on Tapestry! I hope you are ready to get creative!

Maths: Look for the numbers on the doors of houses. Do the numbers get bigger or smaller as you go up and down the street? Can you recognise the numbers?

Writing: How many ‘ai’ words can you think of? E.g. train, pain. Make a list of words.

Reading: Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

Learning Project: Find your house on google maps: Explore using google maps to look at your house from above and on street view. Use the arrows to move up and down the road and around your area. Can they find key places e.g. the corner shop, their school, grandparents houses. Search for a house in a different part of the world and discuss how it is similar or different to your own. You could use places children have visited on holiday or search places that are significantly different.

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Week 6 – Thursday 30th April

Maths: Play the Numberblocks adding game.

Writing: Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.

Reading: Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. Interactive games.

Learning Project: Exploring with your senses: Explore the textures around your house. Can children find something rough, smooth, bumpy. They could take a wax rubbing of each texture (Lay a piece of paper over the top and rub over with the side of a crayon). You could continue this into the garden.

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Week 6 – Wednesday 29th April

Writing and Reading Wednesday: Your teachers have uploaded the Writing Wednesday challenge onto Tapestry.

Maths: Listen to a number song from the CBeebies website. Talk about the maths you can see in the video clip.

Writing: Send your child on a sound hunt around the house. Can they find and record all of the items that make sounds? (e.g. hairdryer, TV, fridge, microwave, phone).

Learning Project: Exploring with your senses: Gather a collection of household objects e.g. fork, cup, toothbrush, teddy bear, book and show your child. Use a scarf/ material as a blindfold and pass your child one of the objects. Can they figure out what it is through touch alone? Give clues if they are struggling. Swap roles and ask your child to give you an object to figure out.

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Week 6 – Tuesday 28th April

Maths: Log into your Numbots account and try some activities.

Writing: Design your dream house. What rooms would you like to have in your house? Encourage children to be as imaginative as they can (e.g. a cinema room, a chocolate room). Can they label their house using their phonics knowledge?

Reading: Read the story of The Three Little Pigs (or watch on youtube)- Discuss the choices the little pigs make about the materials they use to build their houses. Can children figure out the material their own house is made from?

Learning Project: Create a furniture collage: Using old magazines and catalogues support your child to cut out and stick or sort objects into the room they would belong in. Support your child to use the correct scissor grip using this guide.

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Week 6 – Monday 27th April

Happy Monday everyone! Well done for more fantastic work last week. This week we are learning about the area you live in.

Maths Monday: Todays Maths Monday is a shape scavenger hunt! You seem to be really enjoying these hunts so we thought we would make you another! Don’t forget to upload your photos onto Tapestry!

Maths: Watch a Numberblocks clip at: BBC or CBeebies.

Writing: Can you write 3 sentences about your house? Don’t forget to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces!

Reading:  Read the story Hansel and Gretel (or watch on youtube)- What makes the house appealing to the children?

Learning Project: Use construction blocks to build your house: Using lego, duplo, wooden blocks make a model of your house. Can they add in the rooms and doors in the right places? Write labels to match each room on pieces of paper. Build your dream house out of construction blocks.

Reception Work Grid - Week 6

Maths Monday - Shape Hunt

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Week 5 – Friday 24th April

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you have had a lovely week. Today’s Fun Friday activity is a rainbow scavenger hunt – as we know how much you all loved the maths scavenger hunt! The teachers will be uploading their favourite work from this week onto the website later. Don’t forget to keep checking!

Fun Friday: Can you complete the rainbow scavenger hunt? Remember to take lots of photos and upload them onto Tapestry for your teachers to see!

Maths: Practise counting up to 30. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc

Writing: Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?

Learning Project: Go on a sight hunt

Can you make a viewfinder. Cut out a square of card from an old cereal box/ cardboard. Cut a smaller square out of the centre. Take your viewfinder around the house and garden and explore what things you can see. Alternatively, you could create a pair of binoculars. You could write a list of the things you can see or draw/ paint a picture. If you have a tablet or phone that could be used, then you could do the same activity but using photographs to record.

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Week 5 – Thursday 23rd April

Maths: Look out of the window and count how many houses or buildings can be seen. How many buildings can you see if you look out of a different window?

Writing: Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”

Reading: Continue to practice sounds on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/.

Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Learning Project: Imagine another world outside the window

Close the curtains and try to imagine that the house is in a new imagined world. What do you imagine? Is it snowy? Are there dinosaurs/ monsters in the new world? Can you tell a story about it?

You might want to create a story map to show what happens in your imaginary world or you may be inspired to write a short story about your imaginary world!

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Week 5 – Wednesday 22nd April

Writing Wednesday: Your teachers have uploaded the Writing Wednesday challenge onto Tapestry.

Maths: Listen to a number song from the CBeebies website. After listening to them, watch again and sing along if you can. Talk about the maths you can see in the video clip.

Writing: Practice the sounds with the interactive games found on link below. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Reading: Continue to practice sounds on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/.

Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Learning Project: How do we differ from others?

Look in a mirror at your hair colour, eye colour, skin colour. Can you create a self-portrait using either felt-tips, crayons or paint. We started looking at self portraits in our last week of school. We used pencil to carefully sketch our face. Can you remember? Look at some pictures in books and magazines. Does everyone look the same? How do people look different? Can you draw a member of your family?

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Week 5 – Tuesday 21st April

Maths: Log into your Numbots account and try some activities.

Writing: Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Have a go at recording some rhyming words.

Reading: Continue to practice sounds on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/.

Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Learning Project: Record how many cars/ people walk past your house.

Set a timer for 5 minutes on your phone or tablet. Draw out a simple grid and put a tick in the right place every time a person or car goes past. When complete, can you count up the ticks and write the matching numeral? Were there more people or cars? Did you see anything different to cars and people go past your house?

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Week 5 – Monday 20th April

Happy Monday everyone! We hope you have had a great weekend!

Here are your new learning tasks.

Week 5 Home Learning Grid

Heavy and Light Challenge

Maths Monday: Your teachers have uploaded the Maths Monday challenge onto Tapestry. Today’s challenge is all about heavy and light. Can you find some heavy and light items around your house and complete the grid?

Maths: Watch a Numberblocks clip at: BBC or CBeebies. Do you have a favourite number? Can you draw the Numberblock to represent your favourite number and write a few sums using your favourite number?

Writing: Can you write 3 sentences about the pig? Don’t forget to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces!

Reading: Continue to practice sounds on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/.

Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Learning Project: What can you see out of your window?

Look out of a window in the house and draw what you can see. Look out of a different window (e.g. back or side of the house), draw what you can see now. Look at the two pictures together and discuss what is the same in both pictures (e.g. the sky) and what is different.

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Mrs Swann has received some fantastic pieces of Fun Friday Fun COVID-19 art!
Well done to Harper, Kezia, Albie and Theo! I love how all your art work is slightly different!

    

  

Week 4 – Friday 17th April

It’s Fun Friday! We have spotted some fantastic work so far this week. You should be very proud of your selves! Remember you can also email your teacher if you would like to say hi!

Mrs Swann’s email is: Stone.A1@welearn365.com

Fun Friday: Today’s Fun Friday work will include all the members of your household! Can you draw around your hands and carefully cut them out? Then glue them onto paper to make a beautiful piece of art. You may need an adult to help you. We have uploaded some examples onto Tapestry to give you some ideas. 

Maths: Use the ‘Tens Frames’ or ‘Five Frames’ on this game and practise recognising amounts. This can also be done by reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food items on the plate etc.

Ten-Frames are two-by-five rectangular frames into which objects like counters can be placed to show numbers less than or equal to ten. They may be used by a teacher to help children to visualise numbers, help them learn to count between 0 and 10 or use different coloured counters to teach them simple additions and numbers to 10.
More information about tens frames can be found here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/teaching-wiki/ten-frame

Writing: Practise writing the tricky words: are, all, my, some and come. Can you also write a sentence using these words?

Learning Project: Learn the song, ‘The Animals Went in Two by Two’  Can you draw out two of each animal and practice writing the numeral 2. You may be able to start counting in 2’s. E.g 2,4,6,8…

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Week 4 – Thursday 16th April

Maths: Practise counting backwards from 20. Play games such as; hide and seek, singing number songs or board games. You could also use last week’s Maths snakes and ladders game and adapt the questions!

Writing: Visit the Dear Zoo website and play the interactive games. http://www.dearzooandfriends.com/games

Learning Project: Read the story, ‘Dear Zoo’ or watch the online video - add your own animal into the story and label it. e.g. So they sent me a...hedgehog, but he was too prickly....so I sent him back.

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Week 4 – Wednesday 15th April

Good morning Reception! We are already halfway through our week. Your Writing Wednesday work is uploaded and waiting for you on Tapestry!

Maths: Play this counting game. Count how many of each animal you can see.

Writing: Practice forming the letters of the alphabet. You may wish to use the letter formation document on Tapestry. Can you choose letters and make some 3 letter words? I wonder which class will be able to make the most words? Come on Cowboy Hats!!

Learning Project: Create an animal den - can you use blankets and sheets to make an animal den. Act out being an animal in the den.

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Week 4 – Tuesday 14th April

Have a go at the following tasks. Don’t forget to upload photos onto Tapestry for us to see! We will be updating our class pages with photos of your fantastic work again this week.

Maths: Log into your Numbots account and try some activities.

Writing: Play this animal sound match game.

Learning Project: Identifying birds - Use the RSPB bird identifier website and draw a picture of the birds you can see.

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Week 4 - Monday 13th April

Good morning Reception!
We hope you have had a lovely Easter weekend! We have seen some beautiful Easter artwork over the weekend – well done!
Of course, it is still the Easter holidays, but we have uploaded some work if you wish to keep busy!

Monday Maths: Your Monday Maths challenge has been added to Tapestry. This week you have to choose a number between 1 and 10 and use your number to answer the questions! Good luck!

Maths: Watch a Numberblocks clip at: BBC or CBeebies. Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 

Writing: Draw an animal of your choice. Label the parts of the animal. You could create a fact file e.g. where does it live? What does it eat?

Learning Project: Big and small animals - Draw as many big animals as you can on one piece of paper and as many small animals as you can on another sheet of paper. Can you write a list?

Week 4 - Homework Grid

Week 4 - Maths Monday Challenge

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Week 3 Home Learning
I have been very impressed with your home learning this week, Cowboys! Here are a few of my favourites! I will upload some more next week!

    

Lola followed the reading and writing challenge. She drew the correct amount of Easter objects and even wrote her own sentence! Super writing, Lola!

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Week 3- Friday 10th April

Good morning Reception! That’s another week gone, bringing us closer to returning to school! Here are the final task suggestions from week 3 grid. There have been some really nice activities this week and from what we have seen it looks like you have enjoyed completing them.

Maths Tasks:Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode.
Sing Number songs to practice counting, reciting numbers in order, one more, one less using number songs: Five Little Ducks, Five Little Men, Ten Green Bottles

Reading Task: Reception age children: Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

Phonics Task:Play phonics noughts and crosses. Draw out a grid and write a letter, digraph, trigraph or tricky word in each part of the grid. Take it in turns to name what is written in the grid. If you say it correctly you can add your nought or cross in that square.

Writing Task:Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.

Learning Project Task:Sort out the clean clothes. Who do they belong to? Can they deliver them to the right place in the house? Pair up socks. Can they match the patterns/ colours? Can they count in twos to work out how many there are all together? Peg clothes on the airer (this will support children to develop hand strength which will impact on their writing).

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Week 3- Thursday 9th April

Good morning Reception! Another sunny day today! We have received some fantastic work so far this week so well done. We have also received pictures of children doing their own creative activities which are also fantastic to see! We love a creative activity in Reception! Don’t forget that these are just suggestions and we are not expecting you to complete all of the tasks.

 Don’t forget you can put things onto Tapestry so that we can see your hard work.

Maths Tasks:Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 
Practise recognising amounts up to five or up to ten by playing these games. This can be done by reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food items on the plate etc

Reading Task: Read a variety of books at home. Favourites can be repeated. Hearing the patterns of language in a story will support your child’s language development.

Phonics Task: Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. Interactive games

Writing Task: Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.

Learning Project Task: Have a family picnic. Lay out a blanket in the living room or garden. Can children make sure everyone has a plate, fork, spoon, cup? How many do we need all together? Give your child a selection of food and ask them to share it fairly between everyone? If there is one left over what could we do?

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Week 3- Wednesday 8th April

Good morning Reception! We are halfway through the week already! We hope you are enjoying the tasks so far! Please can you complete the following tasks? Don’t forget you can put things onto Tapestry so that we can see your hard work.

Maths Tasks: Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 
Write out the digits 0 - 9.

Reading Task: With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

Phonics Task: Sing the song ‘Daddy Finger’- Can your child change their voice for each person e.g. a deep voice for Daddy finger, a squeaky voice for Baby finger.

Writing Task: Can they write the names of their family members? Do they know Mummy and Daddy’s real name? They could copy this or use their phonics knowledge. Can they write this? Using chalks, crayons, paint, felt tips.

Learning Project Task: Do a picture survey of the people in your house. How many family members have blonde/ brown/ black/ red hair? Can you record this with pictures? How many people have blue/ brown/ green eyes?

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Week 3- Tuesday 7th April

Good morning Reception! We hope you are all well and are managing to get outside to enjoy the weather!

Please can you complete the following tasks? Don’t forget you can put things onto Tapestry so that we can see your hard work.

Maths Tasks: Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 
Practise counting up to 20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.

Reading Task: Reception age children: Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

Phonics Task: Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. Interactive games.

Writing Task:Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname?

Learning Project Task: Draw a family tree- How does your family link together? Can your child draw out their family members and link them together using lines?

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Week 3- Monday 6th April

Hi everyone,

We hope you are all well and having fun at home. We have uploaded a letter from Mrs Taylor and a new week's worth of work to keep you busy! Please read both carefully. This week has a theme called 'My family' and we're looking forward to seeing what you will find out. Remember, you can upload pictures of your work on Tapestry. We have received some fantastic work so far so please continue to put things on for us to see! We will be updating you from Monday with which activities we would like you to look at, so please keep checking the class pages. We have also attached lists with tricky words and a handwriting sheet to help you with your activities.

If you have any questions you can email your class teacher: Stone.A1@welearn365.com

Stay safe and keep smiling!
Miss Nowell and Mrs Swann

Tricky Words Phase 3

Handwriting Sheet

Tricky Words Phase 2

Week 3 Home Learning Activities

Letter from Mrs Taylor

Maths Tasks: Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 
working on Numbots - your child will have an individual login to access this (an individual login has been glued inside the front of your workbook)
Look out for your Maths Monday Challenge on Tapestry too!

Reading Task: Read a variety of books at home. Favourites can be repeated. Hearing the patterns of language in a story will support your child’s language development. Can your child spot any of the tricky words in their books?

Phonics Task: Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. You can find an A-Z of Nursery Rhymes here.

Writing Task:Ask your child to draw a picture of the people who live in their house. If they share time across two houses, draw who lives in each house. Can they label their family members using their phonics knowledge?

Learning Project Task:

  • Look at a selection of family photographs and discuss the changes over time.
    • Show your child a photograph of them as a baby, a 1 year old, a 2 year old. What could they do at that age? What can they do now that they couldn’t do then?
    • Look at a picture of a family member as a baby (this could be parents, siblings). Discuss how everyone was a baby once.
    • Are there any black and white photographs? Why are these photographs black and white? Do they show older family members when they were younger? Talk about how life was different then.

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March 2020
During our topic "All Creatures Great and Small," Reception had a visit from Angie the animal lady. She brought lots of different animals with her and we had the oppurtunity to meet and stroke them all!

February 2020
Reception loved their trip to Atherstone library where we met an author.
She read the book "The Cave" and we all got a free copy to take home too!

January/February 2020
This term our topic is "All Around the World." We have been learning about a different country each week. In our Friday PE sessions we have learnt a dance from the country we are learning about that week.

In week 1 we learnt about China. We learnt so many facts, tasted Chinese food and watched a video all about baby pandas. We also enjoyed Chinese dragon dancing with our dragon prop!

 

In week 2 we learnt about Great Britain. We wore red, white and blue and celebrated  our coutry. We even had a British tea party on Friday! We each had a little cup of tea and a scone with cream and jam! It was so much fun!!

In week 3 we learnt about France. We enjoyed tasting crosaints and we learnt about traditional French dancing.

 

In week 4 we learnt about Italy. We enjoyed making our own pizzas with Mrs Cressey. We carefully used knives to chop the ingredients and spread the tomato puree. We learnt some Italian ballet.

 

In week 5 we learnt about Greece. We enjoyed making our Tzatziki using yoguart, mint, lemon and cucumber. We also learnt some traditional Greek dancing. We had to stand in straight lines and slowly kick our legs until the music got faster and faster!

December 2020
Cowboy Hat class loved wearing our Christmas jumpers today! We each took turns to show off our amazing jumpers, and completed some Christmas crafts and ate a yummy Christmas dinner!

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