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Reception 

Week Beginning: 1st June 2020 

I hope all of you had a wonderful half-term and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine outdoors! It's strange but we are going to begin our last topic for this second summer term called 'Traditional Tales' whereby we will focus on stories such as 'Goldilocks and the 3 Bears', 'Little Red Riding Hood', etc. This week we look at a story which is a bit similar to a popular traditional tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Let's find out more....  

Topic of the week- Jasper’s Beanstalk 

Powerpoint of Jasper's Beanstalk

Story- video

Bean song

Phonics sounds

Revisit and recap all the sounds learnt in both Set 1 & 2. 

Set 1 sounds

Set 2 sounds

Practise reading Speedy Green words using the online slideshow. 

Set 1 Green Storybooks

Set 2 Purple Storybooks

Set 3 Pink Storybooks

Learn a new sound from Set 3: 'o-e' using the video.

'o-e' sound

'o-e' & 'ow' words

Reading

Use the Oxford Owl website to get access to free e-books online which are linked to our phonics RWI scheme to encourage your child to read independently.  

RWI phonics books

Browse through the ‘Read with Oxford Songbirds’ to get access to free e-books online for your child.

Songbirds books

Explore the activities available online for some exciting and fun reading.

Reception activities

Free ebooks

Phonics Play

Writing

Have a go at writing a few sentences to describe how Jasper took care of the bean on one of the days.  

Story writing frame

Explore your writing further by recording sentences in more detail on each of the days Jasper looked after his bean plant to help it grow. 

Mini diary

Word mat

Maths

Explore the concept of height using the powerpoint, activities and games.

Sophie's Sunflowers

Sesame Street- measuring video

Order beanstalks from shortest to tallest

Beanstalk height game

Maths challenge

Understanding of the World

Have a go at growing your own bean plant at home using the instructions below and record it in a diary. 

Instructions on growing a bean plant  

Bean diary

Use the bean life cycle powerpoint and time lapse video to see how the bean changes into a plant from a tiny seed. 

Bean life cycle

Bean growth video

Creative Development 

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with your child at home:

3d beanstalk using toilet roll

Growing a bean sprout

25 Bean craft ideas

17 ways to teach plant life cycle

Edible sensory recipe

Seed planting packet

Story colouring sheets

Stick puppets

Story role play masks

Week Beginning: 18th May 2020 

I always look forward to seeing the wonderful types of learning you've all done at home on Learning Book and there's been so much uploaded recently! Thank you to all those parents who've made a huge effort to put up photos. Next week is Mental Health Week and the focus is 'Kindness' which intertwines perfectly with how people have helped one another during this pandemic. I'm attaching some links for you to explore and gain further awareness of mental health with your child. 

Mental health & wellbeing

How to get involved

Take action, get active!

Tips for parents

Kindness cup

Sesame Street- comfort

Ask Sam

Art room at home

Relaxation techniques

Topic of the week- Minibeasts

What am I? 

Minibeasts and their habitats

What can you see?

Minibeast song

Minibeast adventures with Jess

Phonics sounds

Revisit and recap all the sounds learnt in both Set 1 & 2. 

Set 1 sounds

Set 2 sounds

Practise reading Speedy Green words using the online slideshow. 

Set 1 Green Storybooks

Set 2 Purple Storybooks

Set 3 Pink Storybooks

Learn a new sound from Set 3: 'u-e' using the video.

'u-e' sound

'oo' & 'u-e' words

Reading 

Minibeast simple sentence cards

Use the Oxford Owl website to get access to free e-books online which are linked to our phonics RWI scheme to encourage your child to read independently.  

RWI phonics books

Browse through the ‘Read with Oxford Songbirds’ to get access to free e-books online for your child.

Songbirds books

Explore the activities available online for some exciting and fun reading.

Reception activities

Free ebooks

Phonics Play

Writing

Have a go at writing a description of your chosen minibeast and draw a picture of it.  

Description writing frame

Explore your writing further by recording sentences in more detail to describe all the different kinds of minibeasts in a booklet.  

Mini writing booklet

Photo word mat

Description word mat

Maths

Explore the concept of subtraction using the powerpoint, activities and games.

Minibeast themed subtraction

Subtraction activity sheets

Snakes & ladders board game

Maths challenge

Understanding of the World

Have a go at making your own minibeast/ bug hotel in the outdoor area. 

Bug hotel

Try to make a wormery whereby you can learn about worms and composting.

Making a wormery

Learn about how Eid is celebrated after the month of fasting (Ramadhan) on the weekend of 23rd/ 24th May using the resources below.

What is eid-ul-fitr?

Biscuit recipe for Eid

Eid wordsearch

Eid mubarak cards

Mindfulness colouring pages

Creative Development 

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with your child at home:

Fingerprint minibeast garden

Handprint butterfly

Minibeast pebbles

Handprint fly

Minibeasts role play masks

Paper bowl bee

Minibeasts stick puppets

Paper bowl ladybird

Minibeasts split-pin characters

 

Week Beginning: 11th May 2020 

I hope all of you had a wonderful bank holiday weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather. We are continuing with our topic and this week are focusing on the chicken life cycle which is very interesting to learn about! 

Weekly assemblies to reflect on at home can be found here!

Join Miss Filson for some information on something called an Ecobrick here.

Topic of the week- Life cycle of a chicken

What is the chicken life cycle?

Baby chick hatching video

Chicken count song- Jack Hartmann

Penny the hen story

Phonics sounds

Revisit and recap all the sounds learnt in both Set 1 & 2. 

Set 1 sounds

Set 2 sounds

Practise reading Speedy Green words using the online slideshow. 

Set 1 Green Storybooks

Set 2 Purple Storybooks

Set 3 Pink Storybooks

Learn a new sound from Set 3: 'i-e' using the video.

'i-e' sound

igh & i-e words

Reading 

Use the Oxford Owl website to get access to free e-books online which are linked to our phonics RWI scheme to encourage your child to read independently.  

RWI phonics books

Browse through the ‘Read with Oxford Songbirds’ to get access to free e-books online for your child.

Songbirds books

Explore the activities available online for some exciting and fun reading.

Reception activities

Free ebooks

Phonics Play

Writing

Have a go at writing vocabulary associated with the chicken life cycle using the worksheet below. Cut out the pictures to stick them on each stage appropriately and fill in the missing word.

Ordering the life cycle

Explore your writing further by recording sentences in more detail to describe each stage in the life cycle. 

Life cycle writing frame

Vocabulary word cards

Maths

Explore the concept of addition using the powerpoint, activities and games.

Addition (up to 20) at the seaside

Use the activity sheet to add up the seaside themed objects. 

Addition activity sheet

Bus board game

Maths challenge

Understanding of the World

Have a go at growing your own seeds inside an egg in this fun activity. 

Egg-heads

Creative Development 

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with your child at home:

  • Design a chicken coop (house) for the chicks using construction like lego, stickle bricks, etc. Place a baby chick toy inside once complete.
  • Have a go at making your own chick collage using lots of different materials such as tissue paper, straw, googly eyes, etc.  
  • Paint a chick by using a fork to dip into yellow paint and making marks outwards into the shape of a chick. Add black dots for the eyes.
  • Create a paper plate chick by colouring or painting the plate in yellow first, Then, cut out orange paper and fold it up so it looks like small squares. Then, add hands on the side and eyes onto the plate.

Handprint chick craft

Chick role play mask

Split pin chick

Noisy chicken cup

Toilet roll chick craft

Chicken jigsaw

Hen colouring pages

 

Week Beginning: 4th May 2020 

I hope all of you are keeping well and I really enjoyed talking to both parents & children over the phone this past week. It felt nice to hear their little voices and chat about everything they've been upto since lockdown! 

Friday the 8th May marks the 75th  Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) and although we are not in school to commemorate it as we would normally, there are ways for you to do so from the comfort of your own home.

You can begin by learning a bit more about what VE is here

Listen to some incredible VE day stories here

How can we celebrate at home?

* Make some VE day bunting using this template here

* Join the nation at 11am on Friday 8thMay in a 2 minute silence to remember the declaration of victory and the end of the Second World War in Europe

* Take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm on Friday 8thMay. Stand up and raise a glass of refreshment of your choice and say the following – ‘To those who gave so much, we thank you.’ Some people across the country will be raising this toast at their front doors!

* Join Absolute Radio for their Virtual Street Party here

* Hold a 1940’s themed tea party at home.

Please send us photos of your bunting, your toast, your 1940’s themed tea party, your dancing etc. We would love to create a display here at school.

 

Topic of the week- Life cycle of a butterfly

What is the butterfly life cycle?

Growth- close up 

Butterfly song

Life cycle explanation- Learning junction

Phonics sounds

Revisit and recap all the sounds learnt in both Set 1 & 2. 

Set 1 sounds

Set 2 sounds

Practise reading Speedy Green words using the online slideshow. 

Set 1 Green Storybooks

Set 2 Purple Storybooks

Set 3 Pink Storybooks

Learn a new sound from Set 3: 'a-e' using the video.

'a-e' sound 

ay & a-e words 

Reading 

Use the Oxford Owl website to get access to free e-books online which are linked to our phonics RWI scheme to encourage your child to read independently.  

RWI phonics books

Browse through the ‘Read with Oxford Songbirds’ to get access to free e-books online for your child.

Songbirds books

Explore the activities available online for some exciting and fun reading.

Reception activities

Free ebooks

Phonics Play

Writing

Have a go at writing vocabulary associated with the butterfly life cycle using the worksheet below. Cut out the pictures to stick them on each stage appropriately and fill in the missing word.

Ordering life cycle

Explore your writing further by recording sentences in more detail to describe each stage in the life cycle using the booklet. 

Life cycle workbook

Vocabulary- word cards

Maths

Explore the concept of doubling using the powerpoints and activities.

Doubling butterflies 

Use the activity sheet to find doubles of spots on a butterfly’s wings. 

Doubles to 10

Doubles to 20

Maths challenge

Explore the concept of symmetry and symmetrical patterns using the powerpoints and activities.

Symmetrical butterfly pattern fingerprint

Symmetry shape worksheet

Maths challenge

Understanding of the World

Have a go at doing these activities associated with our butterfly topic.

Drinking nectar experiment

Prompt card

Flower template

Try to explore this outdoor task to attract butterflies into your garden. 

Make your own butterfly garden

Checklist

Butterfly shape cut outs

Creative Development 

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with your child at home:

Design a butterfly

Butterfly headband

How to draw a butterfly

Butterfly sensory bag

Colourful shape butterfly

Butterfly cupcake recipe

Beautiful butterfly craft

Butterfly jigsaw

 

Week Beginning: 27th April 2020 

 

This week's story with Miss Filson is a Julia Donaldson favourite. Find it here.

I hope all of you are well and staying safe at home with your families. I found a lovely e-book online which is very informative and explains coronavirus to children in a simple yet detailed way! It is illustrated by Axel Scheffler who's the famous illustrator of the popular children's story called the Gruffalo. The content is suitable for children aged between 5 and 9 years so I'd definitely try to access it if you get a chance to answer those key questions kids have during this pandemic. Here's the link below to download a copy of it:-

Coronavirus ebook

 Topic of the week- The Frog Prince

Frog Prince 

Story link

Phonics sounds

Revisit and recap all the sounds learnt in both Set 1 & 2. 

Set 1 sounds

Set 2 sounds

Practise reading Speedy Green words using the online slideshow. 

Set 1 Green Storybooks

Set 2 Purple Storybooks

Set 3 Pink Storybooks

Learn a new sound from Set 3- oi using the video.

'oi' sound

oy-oi words

Reading 

Use the Oxford Owl website to get access to free e-books online which are linked to our phonics RWI scheme to encourage your child to read independently.  

RWI phonics books

Browse through the ‘Read with Oxford Songbirds’ to get access to free e-books online for your child.

Songbirds books

Explore the activities available online for some exciting and fun reading.

Reception activities

Free ebooks

Phonics Play

Writing

Have a go at writing your favourite part of the story (either a caption or simple sentence) and draw the scene in the blank space provided using the writing frame below.

Writing template

Explore your writing further by recording detailed sentences on each stage of the story in different flaps.   

Story writing flap book

Use the word cards to help you understand and learn the key vocabulary associated with the story when writing sentences.  

Vocabulary- story words

Maths

Explore the concept of halving using the powerpoints, activities and games.

Halving fruits for parrots 

Use the activity sheet to halve bees according to each flower in the garden.  

Bess in the garden sheet

Play the board game of halving and doubling with your family.   

Halving game

Maths challenge

Understanding of the World

Have a go at learning about Ramadhan as a holy month for Muslims all around the world.

Ramadhan facts for kids

Rameena's ramadhan story 

Enjoy some art and crafts associated with Ramadhan this week. 

Colouring pages 

Design a mosque

Moon & star decoartions

Paper lantern

Calendar

Creative Development 

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with your child at home:

  • Design your own paper plate frog prince using paper plate, coloured card, etc.
  • Create a frog prince using egg cartons, googly eyes, paint, card, etc.
  • Make a frog collage using green tissue paper, black card for eyes, yellow for crown, etc.
  • Explore rice with green food colouring as a base and add plastic frog toys to make a sensory pond.
  • Recipe for a coloured cloud dough can be found to make a frog pond. (https://www.simplefunforkids.com/cloud-dough-frog-pond.html/)

Story colouring sheets

Role play headbands

Stick puppets

Role play masks

Cutting skills sheet

Design a shield

Design a wedding dress

Shimmer & shine playdough recipe

 

This week's story from Miss Filson is a bit longer than the ones she has done previously. Feel free to spread it out over a few days.

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Find chapters 1-3 here 

Find chapter 4 here

Find chapter 5 here

Week Beginning: 20th April 2020 

I hope all of you had a lovely Easter break and are staying safe during these uncertain times. There’s no doubt when I say that I have missed all of you and keep looking forward to the day when we are all back in school together! It has been a wonderful experience to see the photos and observations captured on Learning Book by some enthusiastic parents of their children as it gives me a glimpse of how everyone is coping well and getting on at home. I urge you all to log on as much as you can and upload great memories via the app or website.     

Due to the extension of lockdown by the government and the continuation of school closure, I am going to introduce our new topic for Summer 1 as ‘The Circle of Life’ whereby we will focus on how new life begins to replicate itself in creatures such as frogs, butterflies, chicks etc using non-fiction texts and books.

Topic of the week- Life Cycle of frogs

What is the frog life cycle?

The Dr Binocs Show

Frog song- Cocomelon nursery rhymes

Froggy! Froggy!

Phonics sounds

Revisit and recap all the sounds learnt in both Set 1 & 2. 

Set 1 sounds

Set 2 sounds

Practise reading Speedy Green words using the online slideshow. 

Set 1 Green Storybooks

Set 2 Purple Storybooks

Set 3 Pink Storybooks

Learn a new sound from Set 3- ea using the video.

'ea' sound

ee-ea words

Reading 

Use the Oxford Owl website to get access to free e-books online which are linked to our phonics RWI scheme to encourage your child to read independently.  

RWI phonics books

Browse through the ‘Read with Oxford Songbirds’ to get access to free e-books online for your child.

Songbirds books

Explore the activities available online for some exciting and fun reading.

Reception activities

Free ebooks

Phonics Play

Writing

Have a go at writing vocabulary associated with the frog life cycle using the worksheet below. Cut out the pictures to stick them on each stage appropriately and fill in the missing word.

Ordering life cycle 

Explore your writing further by recording sentences in more detail to describe each stage in the life cycle using the booklet. 

Life cycle workbook

Vocabulary- frog words

Maths

Explore the concept of positional language using the powerpoints, activities and games.

Where is teddy?

Prepositions activity sheet

Tree game

Maths challenge

Understanding of the World

Have a go at learning about static electricity using this ‘jumping frog’ experiment.

Science experiment

Creative Development 

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with your child at home:

  • Design your own frogs using egg cartons, cardboard tubes, scissors, sticky tape, coloured paint and googly eyes.
  • Make 5 little speckled frog puppets using cut outs of fingers from rubber gloves. Decorate the fingers using a black felt tip pen.
  • Paint your own footprint frog on a green lilly pad.
  • Create frog puppets using lolly sticks, foam material, googly eyes, etc.
  • Explore rice with green food colouring as a base and add plastic frog toys to make a sensory pond.
  • Recipe for a coloured cloud dough can be found to make a frog pond. (https://www.simplefunforkids.com/cloud-dough-frog-pond.html/)

 Split pin frog

Frog headband

Story stone frog images

Jigsaw cut out

Sensory edible jellyspawn 

 

 Week beginning: 30th March 2020

Join Miss Filson for The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Story Time with Miss Filson

Come and enjoy a story by clicking the link below.

Story Time with Miss Filson

Click on the link below to see a familiar face reading a very special story.

Harris McCoo and the Rainbow Haggis by Stephen Brown

 Topic of the week- Easter 

Story: The Easter Story - You Tube

 

Signs of new life at Easter

What can you see at Easter?

Easter Journal

Phonics sounds 

Recap on all the sounds learnt so far: ay, igh, ee, ow, oo, or, ar, air, ir, ou, oy. RWI Set 2 sounds

Use the websites below to play games in order to continue learning to blend and segment using phonic sounds!

Phonics Play

Animaphonics

Reading 

I hope lots of you have now registered with Oxford Owl online to allow your child to access the free e-books. If not, do have a go as it's free. 

Oxford Owl

Here are some captions and simple sentences you can read with your child linked to our Easter theme. 

Easter phonics rhyming words

Easter early reading comprehension

Easter fair word search

Writing

Have a go at writing a list of things you'd find on your Easter treasure hunt. 

Explore your writing further by recording sentences to describe exactly what you found on your treasure hunt. For example, a sentence starter could be "I can find a pink egg under the green swishy swashy grass."

Writing template 

Maths

Explore the concept of time using o'clock. Watch the powerpoint below to help Easter bunny get to his destination on time. 

Time- o'clock using Easter bunny

Play the game 'What's the time Mr Wolf?' to help your child learn about telling the time independently. 

Mr Wolf game

Maths challenge

Understanding of the World 

Have a go at doing some experiments to see whether an egg can float in water or if an egg can bounce. It very fun and highly interactive...

Egg science experiments

Creative development 

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with your child at home: 

* Make your own spring lamb using cotton wool, googly eyes and black strips of paper for the legs. 

* Decorate a hard-boiled egg using felt tip pens and create a symmetrical pattern.

* Chocolate writing- melt a bar of chocolate onto a large tray and with your fingers or a thin paintbrush make marks and design a picture of a farm animal.

* Design and make your own Easter cards. These could range from handprint chick cards to a daffodil flower print painting. 

* Decorate and make your own Easter bonnet collage using sticky foam shapes and colouring pencils. 

* Create a rabbit or chick paper plate using a range of crafts such as pompoms, googly eyes, shiny squared paper, coloured wool or string, etc.

* Birds nest collage- cut out a paper plate in half and colour or paint it brown as the nest. Then, add shredded yellow tissue paper on top of it. Add semi circles for the hatched chick babies and use googly eyes as well as yellow beaks. 

* Blossom tree, daffodil or tulip painting.

* Make an Easter basket and add shredded tissue paper. Hide some mini chocolate eggs for the children to find and enjoy eating!

* Easter nest cakes- use shredded wheat, melted chocolate and top up with 3 mini eggs. 

Rabbit 2d shape activity

Design an Easter egg

Chick 2d shape activity

Easter cone animals

Easter themed basket

 

 Week Beginning: 23rd March 2020

During the school closure, I will be setting activities for you to do at home on a weekly basis. There will be lots of ideas ranging from practical to artistic tasks! I will ensure that the EYFS objectives are covered from across the 7 areas of learning as a result. 

Don't worry if you don't have all the resources available as you can improvise with whatever you have at home. If I suggest a book for the week within our topic, you can access it via the You Tube link I'll provide below.

Learning Book

 Topic of the week- Mrs Pirate 

Story- You Tube

Phonics sounds 

Introduce your child to the new Set 2 sound 'oy' from the Read Write Inc scheme using the links below.

Try to practise them daily and recap on all the old sounds learnt so far- ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, ar, or, air, ir, ou. 

RWI Set 2 sounds

'Oy' Fun Phonics

Phonics Play

Reading 

Please register for free with the Oxford Owl website to get access to free e-books online to read with your child on a daily basis.   

Oxford Owl

Here are some captions and simple sentences you can read with your child linked to our Pirate topic. 

Pirate sentences

Tricky (red) words

Writing

Have a go at writing a list of things you would need to take on board a pirate ship if you had to sail at sea for a long time! It could be your favourite food, a toothbrush and toothpaste, your favourite drink, a cuddly soft toy or chosen activity such as colouring, painting, etc. 

Explore your writing further by writing sentences to describe why you'd take certain items with you. For example, a sentence starter would be;

I will need my grey teddy bear to cuddle at night. 

Writing template

Maths

Explore the concept of finding 1 more/ 1 less than a number up to 20.

Use pasta shapes, soft toys, beads, pebbles, flowers, etc. Feel free to use a range of items from the kitchen e.g. spoons, fruit, tin cans, etc. 

Maths challenge

Understanding of the World

Begin to grasp 'floating and sinking' as a scientific concept & understand that this is dependant on the material it is made of (not its weight). Have a look at this powerpoint below and complete the activity. 

Float or Sink Powerpoint

Sensory bottle activity

Creative Development 

Here are some ideas for activities you can do with your child at home:

* Create a pirate small world scene by using sand for the island; shiny blue paper or material for the sea; little figurines as pirates; green palm trees made of cardboard; pebbles or shells; etc. Use a boat or ship to finish off! 

* Fill a tray with sand and hide jewels/shiny coloured pebbles/ gold chocolate coins in for them to find buried treasure. Have a go at using sieves or tweezers to discover the hidden goodies. Count the treasure and put it in a special box!

* Use playdough, lolly sticks and paper to make your own boats or pirate ships.

* Decorate your own pirate flag (drawn with chalk as an outline on black card) by using a range of cutting and sticking materials such as pom poms, small buttons, strips of coloured paper, etc. 

* Create gloop by adding water to cornflour and small amount of blue food colouring. Then, use your imagination and small world pirate figurines, boats and treasure to tell your own pirate story! 

* Use the treasure to freeze into ice cubes (saying 'bad pirates have frozen it) and ask your child to find ways to melt ice to get their treasure back!         

Playdough recipe

Pirate hat

Instruction to make pirate hat

Split pin pirate activity

Stick puppets

Cheese and apple pirate ship recipe