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Week beginning 29th June

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Week beginning 22nd June

 

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week beginning 15th June

 

Refugee Week 2020

15 June 2020 - 21 June 2020

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

17 June 2020

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First Day of Summer - Summer Solstice

20 June 2020

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World Refugee Day 2020

20 June 2020

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Father's Day

21 June 2020

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World Music Day (La fête de la musique) 2020

21 June 2020

Home Learning 

week beginning 8th June

 

It's a busy week this week, and a busy month! Here are just some of the events currently happening:

 

Pride Month

1 June 2020 - 30 June 2020

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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month

1 June 2020 - 30 June 2020

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Food Safety Week 2020

4 June 2020 - 10 June 2020

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Bike Week 2020

6 June 2020 - 14 June 2020

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World Oceans Day

8 June 2020

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Home Learning is also now in PDF form meaning it is all on one handy sheet. 

I will add this to Class Dojo each week and then update our class page with information as needed.

 

Home Learning 

Week beginning 1st June 2020

There are more activities available through The National Academy this week. 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#schedule

Don’t forget to log on to Phonics play every day. 

 

Read every day and if you run out of stories to read you can find some here: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+4-5&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

 

Why not follow this link to try some fun maths games https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24461.html

 

Practice these tricky words then see if you can write a sentence using them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/zdrd8xs

 

 

Rainy Day Activities

Peppa Pig - Muddy Puddles (full episode)

It's raining and Peppa is sad because she can't play outside. When the rain stops, Peppa and George get to play one of their favourite games - jumping in mud...

The weather is beautiful at the moment, what do you like best about the warm weather?  What are you hoping to doing soon?  I can’t wait to go swimming again.  Draw a picture of something you’re looking forward to. 

Which one is your favourite? Why? Write a sentence describing your favourite one.

Home Learning 

week beginning 18th May

 

There are more activities available through The National Academy this week. 

 

If you would prefer something different Mrs Dornan will be continuing to add activities to Class Dojo, including looking at story writing, halving, book making, and food.

 

Don't forget to use the phonics play website and phonics play comics, as well as practicing your reading. 

 

https://www.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx 

Home Learning 

week beginning 11th May

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#schedule

 

This month is also national walking month, along with local and community history month. Why not have a look at the buildings etc as you take your daily walk around. Which are old, which do you think are new? Why? You could also ask the people who live in your house about their local and or community history. 

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/event/peppa-pigs-muddy-puddles-week-2020

 

The 12th is the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Florence was a nurse who helped lots of people during the Boer War. What can you find out about her? What other people help us? Who can you think of that are helping us now? What is something nice you could do for them? 

 

It’s also National Vegetarian week. Can you think of a vegetarian meal to have this week? You could draw around a plate and then draw and label a plan of your meal. 

 

The 15th is International Day of Families. 

Who is in your family? Can you make a family tree? 

 

Home Learning 

week beginning 11th May

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#

 

This month is also national walking month, along with local and community history month. Why not have a look at the buildings etc as you take your daily walk around. Which are old, which do you think are new? Why? You could also ask the people who live in your house about their local and or community history. 

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/event/peppa-pigs-muddy-puddles-week-2020

 

The 12th is the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Florence was a nurse who helped lots of people during the Boer War. What can you find out about her? What other people help us? Who can you think of that are helping us now? What is something nice you could do for them? 

 

It’s also National Vegetarian week. Can you think of a vegetarian meal to have this week? You could draw around a plate and then draw and label a plan of your meal. 

 

The 15th is International Day of Families. 

Who is in your family? Can you make a family tree? 

 

Home learning 

Week beginning 4th of May 

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#schedule

 

May the fourth be with you! It’s is Star Wars Day and Space Day today, it is also Children’s Book Week, Deaf Awareness Week, and Friday is VE Day and May Day, among many other celebrations. 

 

Here are some ideas for activities linked to these. 

 

Space Day/Star Wars Day - research space, you could find out what the planets in our solar system are called, design and make your own spaceship/lightsaber/alien. 

 

Children’s Book Week - read, read, read! Write a book review of your favourite book and share it on class dojo so your friends can discover a new book. 

 

Deaf Awareness Week - what sign language can you learn? Sign language is a really useful communication tool and a fantastic language to learn. There are lots of apps and videos to support you with sign language, you can also have a look at sign along videos and learn the signs for your favourite songs. 

 

VE Day and May Day - these are both days of celebration. VE Day was the celebration of the end of world war two. Think about celebrations - how will you celebrate the end of lockdown? What are you excited to do once it is finished? You could have your own mini VE Day and May Day tea party celebrations, write a list of what you will need, instructions for others on how to have a tea party, make decorations and sing the songs of the time. 

Home learning 

week beginning 27th April 

 

This week we will be looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears in literacy, practicing our phonics, sharing into groups and doubles in maths, and topics including germs, people who help us and rainbows 🌈

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#schedule

 

 

Home learning

week beginning 20th April

 

This week we will be following some sequences of lessons available from the National Oak Academy.

 

Maths

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/maths/#subjects

 

Literacy

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/english/#subjects

 

Topic

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/foundation/#subjects

 

*Don't forget to practice your phonics too. Read lots of stories and access the phonics play website for fun resources and activities. 

 

During this unusual and often unsettled time it is especially important to look after the mental health and well-being of our children. Be sure to take some time to talk about how they are feeling and what they might miss doing. Although obviously Reception age children are too young to need to know all of the circumstances, their whole world has changed so much in such a short space of time. Planning activities to do once lockdown is finished, writing to/phoning people we miss, and being sure to stop and be thankful for the things we do have are excellent ways to support the mental health of our children at this time. Natasia who usually leads collective worship on Monday on school has provided us with an online link and I will continue to add in mindfulness/calming activities here regularly too. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTpn9bTWZumTbRLUzM5UETQ

 

Stay at home, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you soon. 

Home learning 

week beginning 13th April 

 

A late happy Easter, I hope you all had a lovely few days, despite the unique circumstances.

 

Tuesday

Your challenge today is: 

*Tell me what you did over the Easter weekend - you could write about it in your notebook. What was your favourite thing?

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday 

 

Today’s challenge; 

 

Can you design your own game for people to play? 

 

* What is it called? 

* How many players does it need? 

* What are the rules? 

* What other information do we need? 

 

Can you draw a picture of your game and write the answers to the questions in your notebook? 

 

- Make sure to send them to me when you’re done so we can share them here for each other to play. 

Home Learning

Week Beginning 6th April 2020

 

Maths and motor skills Monday.

 

*What can you make from either tubes or other junk modelling things around your house such as cardboard boxes even clean yoghurt pots and milk cartons.

*Go on a number hunt, where can you find numbers, are there any in unusual places? 

*Enjoy the warm weather and clean your bike or scooter.

*Can you make some bubbles? What is the best amount of washing up liquid/bubble bath to water to use? Can you make a giant bubble? 

Maths and motor skills Monday

Time for talk Tuesday

What in the World Wednesday

Thoughtful Thursday

It’s Good Friday and it’s FUNky Friday, which means Easter craft ideas. 

 

I’ve added a few card ideas to here, along with a hot cross buns recipe (click the photos and scroll to see the full recipe) There are also lots of other Easter crafts you could try over the weekend including paper plate bunnies, egg carton daffodils and making your own Easter baskets.

Home Learning 

Week beginning 30th March 2020

 

Maths and motor skills Monday. 

Topic story: 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lF-EHOTLRyU 

  • Can you pair up your socks and use pegs to clip them together. 
  • Can you design your own sock pattern? 
  • What socks do you have - Can you find you best party socks and make up your own dance? Can you put your sporty socks on and do some exercises? Can you find your smartest socks and be the teacher today teach someone in your house something new? 

 

  • What patterns do you have on your socks? 
  • Can you use your socks to make a repeated pattern? 
  • How many socks do you have? 
  • Can you count the pairs and individually? 
  • Using the socks and this song https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8jOzhiACB68 can you practice counting in twos, or doubling? 

 

Tiger Tim’s phonics time: 

REMEMBER: only use the pure sound e.g. mmmm not muh and c,c,c not cuh. There is a good video modelling pronunciation of pure sounds here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBcThis also explains digraphs and trigraphs. 

  • Today’s sound - ear (action is on the list in photo below) 
  • Play make a match https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/matching-ph3w7 
  • Tricky word: you. Use a story/paper/magazine and see how many times you can find the tricky word “you” if using an old paper or magazine you might circle the words or cut them out as you go. 

Time for talk Tuesday 

 

Watch the story of Simon sock again. 

 

  • How did Simon feel at the beginning of the story? Why? 
  • What were the other socks like? 
  • What did Simon do? 
  • How does he feel at the end of the story? Why? 
  • When have you felt sad/left out? 
  • What would you do to help Simon? 
  • Think of something you’re really good at and something you would like to be better at. Can you write and draw what they are in your writing book? 
  • Can you retell the story/make up your own? 

 

Tiger Tim phonics time 

 

  • Sing the alphabet song and point to each letter on your handwriting sheet as you go. 
  • Practice writing some sentences or captions using some of your tricky words. Remember to build the sentence first and say it out loud so you know what you want to write. How many words are in your sentence, count them on your fingers. What is the first word? What is the first sound in your word? When you have done this continue for the next sound in that word. Remember you can’t sound out tricky words. 

 

Example sentences 

I am getting big. 

You are lots of fun.

We are going to feed the ducks.

Me and the dog ran quick.

 

  • Children’s focus at this stage is on phonetically plausible spellings of words that can be read by themselves and others, so a sentence that says “I luv to plai owtsighd.” or “I woched teevee last night.” is a phonetically plausible sentence. Children should be using the sounds they know as confidently as they can to write independently, rather than copying correct adult spellings.

 

What in the World Wednesday

 

Today is all about the people and world around us. 

 

*Can you do something nice for someone you know - write a card, draw a picture, make them something. 

* During your exercise time what signs of spring can you see, what changes have there been, what is still the same? 

*Can you make a signs of spring scavenger hunt to complete another day? 

* Can you collect any fallen blossoms, flowers etc and use them to make some Spring art? 

 

Tiger Tim phonics time

 

* Sound - air 

*Practice known sounds by playing quickwrite; say a sound and ch writes it down (can make into a contest by seeing who can write it the fastest, or make ch the teacher, you say a sound and they show you how to write it) 

*Look at “air” sound and how to write it. Read it in some words - hair, pair, fair, lair. 

*Phonics play comics - air comic. 

Thoughtful Thursday 

 

Today is all about curiosity and connections, there are only two activities for today:

 

  • Think about something you’ve always wanted to know. Can you research it and find out the answer/more about it. 
  • Think about someone you know who might need cheering up/thanking/someone to talk to, or even just someone you are missing, and write them a letter or card. 

 

Tiger Tim phonics time 

 

Hide some some different words (mixture of decodable and tricky words) around the house and then go on a word hunt listing the words you can find. You could use toilet/kitchen roll tubes to make binoculars to help you spot your words. When you have all of your words can you sort them into groups? 

FUNky Friday 

 

Today is all about turning the ordinary into something fun. Here are some ideas of things to do. 

* Turn your couch or bed into into a reading den to hide in and share stories. 

* Have a movie night. Set up your favourite film, make tickets and signs, choose food and make a price list (whatever your having for dinner/tea is a good one for this) to choose from during intermission. Give each person some money to spend in the “shop” and they can choose what to buy. 

- If you make your reading den downstairs you can set it up so you can watch your film in it later.

*When you have your bath see what different things float and sink, obviously being sure to be safe. If you have a shower see how many words you can write on the door. 

 

Have a safe and fun weekend! 

Photos of some of our home learning w/b 23rd March 2020

The children in Reception have worked extremely hard over the Spring Term and have made great strides with their learning, we have been extremely impressed with their efforts. 
 

As schools are now due to close on the 20/3/2020 in a bid to combat covid19, we hope that the children will continue to challenge themselves with learning at home. We have provided some links and ideas for home learning here and on class dojo, we will continue to add to this. We will also send some activities home with the children, and you can continue to message the EYFS on class dojo for support and to show us your hard work. 
 

Some websites which currently have free access for children and families:

 

Twinkl 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer (Code is CVDTWINKLHELPS) You need an email and to set up an account but this will give you free access to lots of resources, ideas and interactive games to play. 
 

Phonics Play

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk

username: march20

password: home


Phonetically decodable comics from Phonics Play

http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?AgeGroup=1

 

www.letters-and-sounds.com

 

http://www.youtube.com/jollyphonics

 

http://www.youtube.com/letterland

 

www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Login- Year 1sw

Password- 1234

 

Tricky words song full link: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

 

What to expect when - a fantastic guide for parents about the typical developmental expectations for each age group, and how to support them 

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf

 

Reception so far

Role play area - Dr's Surgery!

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