Happy Easter Message
As the Easter holidays commence I just wanted to say Happy Easter to you all! I hope you have a lovely time with your families and manage to look after each other and take time to enjoy each moment. Thank you all for keeping in touch and for sharing all your children's wonderful learning - you are all doing such a great job. It really has been the highlight of my day receiving all your photos and news and I thank you for this from the bottom of my heart - I miss Reception so much!
Reception...you are all my Super Stars and I owe you all lots and lots of stickers!!! We are all so proud of you and for all you're doing at home - have a great time now celebrating Easter and I will be back with some more super duper activities after the holidays.
Keep going, be kind to yourselves and take care of each other.
Lots of love from
Mrs Miles, Miss Day, Mrs Warner
and Austin (who has come home with me for the Easter holidays and has found my bunny ears and friends!...what a pickle!...I wonder what he will get up to next!)
Reception’s Learning from Home
30th March -3rd April
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend! Thank you for all your rocket launches and moon picnic photos – it was lovely that you joined me on our last adventure with Austin.
These activities below are for the whole week so please choose some that are best suited to your child’s interests.
Don’t forget to stay active and get your heart beating fast every day. Here is a little easier workout : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbVr38Bhe7E or you could carry on the 9am Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga. Let me know if you have any other ideas on how to keep fit so I could share them with Reception.
This week we will be learning about the Easter Story and what Easter means to Christians. Reception know that baby Jesus was born at Christmas and grew up to be a very important man, the Son of God. Through the Easter story they will find out that Jesus died on a cross on Good Friday but then rose again on Easter Sunday.
Watch these clips about Easter and talk about them with your child:
Christians believe that Easter is good news because it is about Jesus saving (rescuing/finding) people:
Christians remember Jesus when they eat bread and drink wine at a Communion service:
How do you celebrate Easter?
Why do people eat hot cross buns?
Can you find out why and when we have hot cross buns? Write your answer in your diary or add it to your Easter poster. Maybe you could make hot cross buns?
Why do we have Easter Eggs?
Why do you think we have Easter eggs on Easter Sunday? What do they help us to remember? Can you think of other eggs that we might see this time of year? Can you decorate an egg?
Create an Easter Garden:
Write an Easter prayer:
New Life all Around
Easter is very much associated with new life as Jesus came back to life again. It is spring time and there is always so much new life all around us. Here are some ideas to celebrate and find out more about this new life:
If you haven’t already, go for a spring walk and take photos of all the new life you can see
Can you grow a seed or look after your garden? I know some of you have done this already!
New life in the animal world:
Can you think of your favourite animal and create a life cycle poster?
Here are some examples:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar story:
Can you create your own hungry caterpillar or butterfly! Or maybe create your own story?
Easter Themed Songs/ Stories:
Over in the Meadow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ljGXMMB-g
Easter song collection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeT4oJvxq_E
If you’re happy and you know it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hqRT9U0wg&pbjreload=10
Farm songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woc5c8mePR4
Farmyard Jamboree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8tHwQ9Qwzk
Easter egg take aways!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkPa9V2wtZs
Could you make up your own Easter egg subtraction stories?
Subtracting with Numberblocks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgWbM7Pfccc
Please keep sharing all your photos on Tapestry -it's really important to keep in touch xx
Friday 27th March
Moon Party Time – whoop whoop!
Gather your favourite toys, picnic and blanket and head for your rockets – we are about to take off for our adventure to the moon!!!!
We will be launching at 12o’clock- set your watches! When you are ready and all aboard your rockets play my video on Tapestry and then we can all launch together!
Whilst you are waiting for 12 o’clock here are some things to do:
Can you have a go at remembering this week’s sounds: air / ear
Write the sounds without looking!
Now it must be time for lunch and our moon adventure!!!!!....to your rockets Reception!! Please take lots of photos / video to share with me and then I will put them onto our class page on our school website!
And for the afternoon....shall we venture to Mars!!! Here is a link to the Stem Website which is brilliant and it has a whole collection of information and experiments all to do with Mars! Enjoy and let me know what you get up to.
Stem Learning: Mission from Mars
I’m sure these will keep you busy over the weekend too.
Well done Reception for all your amazing learning this week – I know I keep saying it but I really am so super proud of you all and can’t wait to hear about your adventures. Have a lovely weekend, stay safe, take care and be good- as you don’t want any mummy or daddy monsters do you!
Love from Mrs Miles and Austin!
Thursday 26th March
Time to get ready for our Moon Party!
Austin has arrived back at school! Check out his photos on Tapestry. He is very excited about our class virtual adventure to the moon...we could make our own rockets, space outfits and moon picnics. Here are some ideas for our moon party:
Enjoy getting ready for your space adventure today...I am so excited!
Love from Mrs Miles and Austin!
Wednesday 25th March
Hello Reception! Another beautiful day!
Some exciting news from Austin!...He is now in Iceland and has sent some photos which I will share on Tapestry. (A little detour but Reception were keen for him to visit a cold country!) He also told me that he was going to be back in England for Friday and he was desperate to go on our class adventure to space and have a moon party! (Reception had planned this for our project outcome.) We can’t do this at school but we could all do this in our homes and have a virtual moon party together! Tomorrow’s theme will be based around getting ready for the party! We could have our own moon picnics and make our own rockets and take photos to share on Tapestry. I hope you can join me and Austin on Friday.
Meanwhile, back to today...We have a cold, frozen theme today to go with Iceland!
Set up an ice cream shop or beach cafe! Use you imagination and create a menu (starfish lollies / rainbow fish jelly / seaweed ice-cream!!). Use your money and buy something from your shop/cafe!
Roll 2 dice and look quickly at the numbers. If you roll a double, say double 5, shout out ‘Double 5’ as fast as you can. Say the answer, ‘Double 5 is 10’
If you do not roll a double then roll again.
Variation: Roll 2 dice and add up the total number on the dice.
Finally...can you have a go at a science experiment for me?
Well done Scientists! Good Job!
I hope you have enjoyed your Frozen themed day...I can’t wait to see all your photos!
Take care of each other.
Love from Mrs Miles xx
Tuesday 24th March
Hello Reception! It’s terrific Tuesday and that’s what you all are...terrific!
How was your day yesterday? Wasn’t it a beautiful day. I saw my first butterfly and had my lunch in the garden listening to the birds singing. Spring is definitely here now and I am so glad the sun is shining on us all. It has made me want to start some spring cleaning!
Here are some ideas for today. Remember, choose the ones that sound best for you (you do not need to do them all).
Austin has now arrived in the Czech Republic and began exploring!!
Can you find him on the map? What can you find out about the Czech Republic? I’m sure Elliot and Nicolas will be able to tell us all about this country! Can you find their flag and their capital city? How does it compare to our capital city of London?
Can you find a 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50, £1, £2 coin? Can you put them in order of value? Can you sort them into the same shape? Same colour? Can you count how many 1p coins you have?
Can you write out some number cards and put them in order 0-20? Now count backwards as you point to each number!
What would you eat if you were a hungry caterpillar!
Can you draw a picture to go with this story?
Let me have your ideas and maybe we could all copy the next day!
Well done again Reception for all your amazing learning you are sharing with me. Remember to listen carefully to your grown-ups and maybe you could help with some spring cleaning!
Love from Mrs Miles xx
Monday 23rd March
Hello my lovely Reception! How are you all? I hope you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine and you gave your yummy mummies a lovely Mothers Day!
Here are some ideas for today- choose the ones that sound best for you (you do not need to do them all).
Remember to keep active: Joe Wicks is starting a workout for the family at 9am every day from today on his YouTube channel – please have a go...I am!
Austin’s really big adventure continues – Serbia
Austin has arrived in Serbia and is having a wonderful time still. He says hello to you all and wondered if you could find Serbia on the map. What can you find out about Serbia?
Magic Maths: Money money money! We are going to explore money this week and see if we can recognise all the coins. Can you set up a shop together? It could be a toy shop, supermarket, pet shop or any other shop you would like! Label each item with a price to match each coin: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10, 20p, 50, £1 and £2. Get a purse or a container and add lots of coins to it. Can you find the correct coin to pay for each item? Happy shopping!
Amazing Adding: well done all you amazing children for completing last week’s adding challenge...WOW! Here is a game you love to play to practise adding single digit numbers:
Funky Phonics: Today we are going to learn the /ear/ sound and try to spot it in words. This sound is also a word as well! Can you point to your ears?
Can you think of some words with the ear sound in? Now watch these videos to practise saying the sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JSwmP61nXo
Now have a go at writing some of these words in your diary.
Let’s practise our phase 3 sounds:
Here is a link to a website call Epic Phonics which are now offering free subscriptions for 1 month – just need to register (its a great website which I use lots with the class) https://epicphonics.com/
Listen to a story: The Mixed up Chameleon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrmZeXf7ScU
Get Creative – can you make, draw or paint a rainbow and put it in your window like Freya has done? This shows that you are learning at home and when you go for a fresh air walk you can count all the rainbows in people’s windows!
Time to Move – Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!
Funky Fingers –curly caterpillar letters c,o,a,d,g,q,
I hope you enjoy having a go at some of these activities. Please keep in touch and share a photo or 2 on Tapestry- it would be really good to hear from everyone this week so that I know you are all ok. Thank you for all your messages, photos and videos so far! Take care and keep smiling.
Love from Mrs Miles xx