Reception Class News

13 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 12 July 2020 by Reception team

Phonics

Practise: Practice saying the phase 3 digraphs.

Read: Can you read the sentences and draw a picture to match?

Write: Can you write a sentence/message to your friend? Email it to us and we can put it on the class news for your friend to read!

Remember to think it, say it, count it, write it and check it!

→Need more of a challenge? You could write a letter to your friend sequencing what you have been doing at home. You could use this diary template to help you.

Maths

This week we are going to learn about two teen numbers.

Number 19

Can you make a crazy shape out of 19 blocks? Or can you draw a crazy shape using 19 squares?

Number 20

Can you count to 20 by twos?

Can you count to 20 by fives?

→Need more of a challenge?

Healthy living – physical health

Following on from ‘sports week’ we will be exploring how to live a healthy lifestyle. Today, we are going to be learning about physical health and the importance of exercise.

Listen to the story ‘Get up and go! By Nancy Carlson’

Discussion: Start a conversation about why we need to exercise. The following questions could be useful for conversation starters

  • What is exercise?
  • What exercise do you enjoy?
  • Why do we need to exercise?
  • What does exercise do to our bodies?

Activity: Can you draw a picture of an activity that you enjoy doing that helps to keep you fit? Write a sentence about what your activity is and why exercise is important.

→Need more of a challenge? Can you make a poster telling people why they need to exercise to keep fit?

You may find Gonoodle and imovement useful resources to encourage your child to keep fit in a fun, exciting way.

Virtual Trip

As we were unable to go on a school trip this year we thought you might like to go on a virtual trip instead. Visit the virtual zoo at Chester Zoo to see some of the animals and their zookeepers.

Never Forget

Posted on Friday 10 July 2020 by Miss Hague

We’re nearly at the end of this crazy year.

It’s been a long time but we’re not too sure where we’ve been.

We’ve had good times …

Do you know what?  I’ll let Take That say the rest.

 

Home Learning Pictures

Posted on Friday 10 July 2020 by Reception team

Thank you for emailing some of your amazing writing. We enjoyed reading your posters and adventurous words.

We also enjoyed reading your Let’s Talk questions too.

What if dogs could climb trees?

Can you climb higher than a car?

Can balloons fly in the sky?

Can candles spit fire?

Is rain green?

Can a car say hello?

Can you swim on a scooter?

Have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you next week for the last week of the summer term 🙂

10 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 09 July 2020 by Reception team

Writing

As we near to the end of a very unusual academic year you or your child might be thinking about Year 1. Usually at this time of the year, to support your child’s transition your child would be asked to write a letter to their Year 1 teacher. This is a great way for your child to tell their teacher about who they are and start their learning journey with their new teacher.

Can your child write a letter and email it to us? We will then give it to their Year 1 teacher.

Your child might like to write;

-What makes them special

-What they like and don’t like to do/eat

-What their favourite book is

-Who is in their family

Remember to think it, say it, count it, write it and check it.

Maths

Interactive lesson 

Literacy

Book of the week: Lost and Found

1.Listen to the story of the week.

2.The penguin was lonely. Discuss what it means to be lonely and how we can help others when they are feeling lonely.

3.What can we do when we feel lonely ourselves?

Let’s get active!

This week is ‘sports week’ and so we will be suggesting daily sports activities that your child can do at home to keep active. Next week, to follow on from ‘sports week’ we will explore how to live a healthy lifestyle.

‘Personal bests’

Don’t forget to email your child’s ‘personal best’ scores for their chance to win a certificate!

 

Virtual School Sports Day – results

Posted on Wednesday 08 July 2020 by Mrs Latham

Thank you to everyone at home and in school who took part and submitted results. Over 200 schools across West Yorkshire took part and we did really well – netball being our particular strength!

9 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 08 July 2020 by Reception team

Phonics

Interactive lesson

You will need a pencil and paper for this lesson.

The Unicorn story

→Need more of a challenge? 

Maths

Watch the numberblock 17 and 18 videos.

Mrs Palmer has 15 challenge cubes. She has shown the number 15 in 3 different ways.

Can you show the number 17 and /or 18 in 3 different ways?

→Need more of a challenge?

Use the part part whole model or draw your own to show the number 17 and/or 18 in different ways.

Literacy

Book of the week: Lost and Found

1.Listen to the story of the week.

The story doesn’t have any direct speech.

2.What do you think the boy was shouting when he was looking for the penguin at the South Pole? What do you think the penguin would have said to the boy when he found him?

3.Can you write what you think the boy and penguin would have said? You can use the template or you can create your own.

Let’s get active!

This week is ‘sports week’ and so we will be suggesting daily sports activities that your child can do at home to keep active. Next week, to follow on from ‘sports week’ we will explore how to live a healthy lifestyle.

‘Personal bests’

Can you do the activities below and improve your ‘personal best’ each day?

Email your scores at the end of the week to be in for the chance of a sports certificate!

 

 

Did you get sporty today?

Posted on Tuesday 07 July 2020 by Mrs Latham

Well, the rain came – just like when we usually have sports day! We hope you managed to complete at least some of the challenges set by the West Yorkshire School Games for the Virtual Sports Day. Don’t forget to submit your results here : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdEX8xOo-PtkFwasg0B7deXM1uzvMQMFAPwpKCU9yEKG6qqg/viewform

8 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 07 July 2020 by Reception team

Phonics

Practise: Learn more about ar with Geraldine.

Read: Add the ‘ar’ digraph to the words and read what they say.

Write: Let’s play quickwrite!

How to play:

1.One player points to (or draws) an ‘ar’ picture.

2.The other player has to write the word that the picture shows.

(car, jar, scarf, shark, farm, sharp)

You could play this game outside with chalk.

A timer to time how quickly your child writes can make it more exciting too!

For more ‘ar’ games here is ‘ar’ bingo.

→Need more of a challenge? Can you help Clem the Clown?

Maths

Interactive lesson

Literacy

Today we are going to find out about penguins. Watch the links below to learn some interesting facts about penguins.

Emperor Penguins

Penguins

Can you answer some of the following questions?

  • Can penguins fly?
  • Can penguins swim?
  • How to they stay clean?
  • Where do they get their food from?
  • What do they eat?
  • Who are the enemy of the penguins any why?
  • How do the penguins feed their babies?
  • How do the penguins protect their eggs?

Challenge: Can you write down some of the facts that you have found out about penguins? E.g. A penguin is a flightless bird and they like to eat fish. You can use the template or make your own.

Let’s get active!

This week is ‘sports week’ and so we will be suggesting daily sports activities that your child can do at home to keep active. Next week, to follow on from ‘sports week’ we will explore how to live a healthy lifestyle.

‘Personal bests’

Can you do the activities below and improve your ‘personal best’ each day?

Email your scores at the end of the week to be in for the chance of a sports certificate!

 

07 July 2020 : Whole school home learning (Let’s get sporty!)

Posted on Monday 06 July 2020 by Mrs Latham

Whole school sporting activities

Sadly, our favourite events of the year – sports days – cannot take place in it’s normal format this year. However, the next best thing is to take part in a virtual sports day and we’re excited to be joining the West Yorkshire Virtual School Games Sports Day on Tuesday 7th July. The day will involve the children taking part in multiple activities with the chance to compete against other schools across the county. There will be a number of prizes on offer too.
What do you need to do?
Have a look at the guidance for parents/carers to help you prepare for the day.
When does it take place?
There is a live opening ceremony shown here at 10am on Tuesday 07 July and the activities can be completed at any point in the day.
Is this just for children who are back at school?
No – the activities can be done by children at school and at home. The sports day will be one of your child’s home learning activities on the day.
What are the activities?
The parent guide gives details of all the activities and instructions will also be given on the video released on the day.
Do children have to complete all the activities?
We would encourage the children to have a go at as many as they can but they don’t have to complete them all.
How do we submit results?
This is the link to submit results (live from 10am on 07 July up till 12pm on the 08 July). All children’s results will be added to their school score.
We would love to see the virtual sports day in action so please share any photos of your children taking part and good luck to everyone!

7 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 06 July 2020 by Reception team

Phonics

Interactive lesson 

→Need more of a challenge? Learn about blends and clusters.

Maths

1.Watch the numberblock 17 and 18 videos.

2.Draw the number 17 and 18 on the floor or make a 17 and 18 sign on paper.

Is the answer 17 or 18 to the following statements?

  • I am an odd number.
  • I am the bigger number
  • I am one big ten and 8 ones.
  • I am an even number.
  • I am one big ten and 7 ones.
  • I like to make arrays.
  • Half of me is 9.
  • I am the smaller number.
  • I can count in 2’s.

→Need more of a challenge?

  • Can you count from 0 to 20 by 2s?
  • Can you count from 0 to 50 by 5’s?
  • Can you count from 0 to 100 by 10s?
  • Can you count backwards from 20 to 0 by 2s?
  • Can you count backwards from 100 to 0 by 10’s?

Literacy

Book of the week: Lost and Found

1.Listen to the story of the week.

2.Can you make a poster to tell people that you have found a penguin, in case anyone has lost it? You can use the template or create your own.

Some ideas of what to include in your poster?

  • A picture of the penguin
  • A description of the penguin. What does he look like?
  • Where he was found
  • How he is feeling

Please email a picture of your poster.

Let’s get active!

This week is ‘sports week’ and so we will be suggesting daily sports activities that your child can do at home to keep active. Next week, to follow on from ‘sports week’ we will explore how to live a healthy lifestyle.

‘Personal bests’

Can you do the activities below and improve your ‘personal best’ each day?

Email your scores at the end of the week to be in for the chance of a sports certificate!

Sports day

Sadly, our favourite events of the year – sports days – cannot take place in it’s normal format this year. However, the next best thing is to take part in a virtual sports day and we’re excited to be joining the West Yorkshire Virtual School Games Sports Day !  There is a live opening ceremony shown here at 10am on Tuesday 07 July and the activities can be completed at any point in the day.

We would love to see the virtual sports day in action so please email any photos of your children taking part and good luck to everyone!