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Year R will be eligible to return to school - starting on Tuesday 2nd June.

Any Year R pupil who is not returning to school, should continue to follow the distance learning for Infants.

No further learning will be added to this page unless we are instructed by the Government to close again.

In the event of self-isolation of the Year R bubble, and they are well enough to learn, they should continue with the distance learning for Infants.

Monday 18th – 22nd May

Project Time

Water, Water, Everywhere...

This week we will end our project on water with a big splash! As you may have guessed we will have a Noah’s Ark theme. The activities below are for you to pick and choose during the week. I will also upload something onto Tapestry everyday and the usual story of course!

 

Noah’s Ark – RE

Reception have shared this story with me before but they will need a reminder. Have a go with the activities on the attachment below and support your child where needed (you may need to write their hopes inside the rainbow for them!).

Here is a link to a video clip of the story or you may have your own version in your Bible that you would prefer to use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGAcaFfWmiQ

 

Funky Phonics

Letters and Sounds Videos: Try to have a daily dose of phonics!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Teach Your Monster to Read:

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Phonic Games:

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://epicphonics.com/teachers/phase/3

 

Magic Maths: Superworm Maths this week!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Watch a CBeebies video of Superworm here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRdbB_tRPsg

 

Writing Inspiration:

  1. Make story book of the Noah’s Ark story –write a page a day
  2. Write a prayer for our prayer book – what can you do to look after our beautiful world? What promise can you make to God?
  3. Draw a pair of your favourite animals on Noah’s Ark –write about these animals. Add some interesting facts? Write about why they are your favourite. Label their features!
  4. Write the names of all the rainbow colours –write the word red in a red pen, yellow in a yellow pen etc.
  5. Draw Noah’s Ark – add a caption to retell part of the story (eg. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights)
  6. Got your own idea? Write it here!

 

Reading – easy reads week!

This week I would like you to choose some ‘easy’ books to read – books that you know really well and can read without any help. Try to do this every day.

(Parents – by doing this your child can have success at reading and this will build their confidence as well as enjoyment of reading. This is also a good way to encourage your child to read with expression (‘an interesting voice’) and increase their fluency. You may wish to model some expression to copy and how to read in a more fluent way (and not like a robot!). If your child doesn’t know a book then choose one that you can learn together and revisit it everyday so by Friday they are reading by themselves.)

Read to Miss Day!

It’s Miss Day’s turn to hear you read this week! Can you choose one of your ‘easy reads’ to read to her? Post your video on Tapestry...she is ready and waiting...and very excited!

 

Hampshire Music – Raindrops

Please follow the link below for some wonderful musical activities that are beautifully linked to our water project!

 

Science – time to put on your science hats and learn about your world...

  • Grow a seed – can you plant a seed and watch it grow?

Here is a clip which I adore!...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTRW2Cf9U2U

  • Colour mixing – can you make all the colours of the rainbow by using just the 3 prime colours (Red, Blue, Yellow) You could do this with paint or food colouring and water.
  • A Rainbow of Skittles!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FHbbc8v1Cs

  • Where do colours come from?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX19xFfaRo8

  • Make a rainbow

https://www.funology.com/make-a-rainbow/

 

Story Time: Can you listen to a story without any pictures? This is a great way to practise your listening skills. You can find stories on BBC schools radio:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-storytime/zdv4vk7

Or if you would like to see pictures:

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/storyteller-videos/

 

 

For something a little different!

https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/

 

Active Minutes: Watch these short clips and have a go yourself...I would like to challenge you to doing 10 clips each day!

https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/active-classroom

 

Have a super week everyone.

I am looking forward to seeing all your photos on Tapestry.

Take care and try your best for me!

 

Friday 15th May

Super Hero ‘Screen Free’ Friday!

We all need to drink water especially after exercise...and today we are going to try and be as active as we can...so water bottles at the ready!

A few of you will recognise some of these activities as I have used lots of your ideas today...Please take a look at each mission and choose which ones to accept! As it is Friday and you have all worked so hard this week you can do as many as you want...please try at least 1 though! As always, in Reception, if you have your own super hero mission idea then do that too!

Have fun my amazing super heroes...

 

Mission 1: We’re Going on a ? Hunt.

Time to make an obstacle course! Reception love to make these and regularly do this outside with the tyres, planks, tunnels etc. Have a look around your house and garden and see what you find to create your own course. You decide what you are going to hunt...maybe a spider, dragon, dinosaur? You could sing the song as you travel over, under, through, in, out, on top, in between...You could include a spiders web to climb through...and maybe a cave at the end!

 

Mission 2: Port and Starboard Game

Port - Run to the left of ship

Starboard – run to the right of ship

Bow – run to front of ship

Stern – front of ship

Captains coming – stand to attention and salute

Climb the rigging – run on the spot and pretend with your hands to be pulling up a ladder

Scrub the deck - down on the ground and get scrubbing!

Man overboard – stand on one leg and hold your nose!

Shark coming – lie on your back and put 1 arm up in the air like a fin

You can change this to suit the space you have. Also, instead of parts of the ship you could get them to run to sound cards (ee, igh, sh, ch etc), key words or teen numbers instead. Choose some they need practise with and make learning fun!

 

Mission 3: Make a super powered smoothie or soup

If you can, choose your favourite fruit to make a smoothie or favourite veg to make a soup– can you write down your recipe to share with your Reception friends?

 

Mission 4: Water Power

What could you do? Make some super bubbles? Fill containers? Make a super wind powered paper boat to float....how could you make your boat move fast? Make some super waves in a tray of water? Maybe this could all happen during bath time!

 

Mission 5: Make a Super Hero Circuits Workout

Think of 5 of your favourite exercises, like star jumps, and make a station for each one with a label so that you know what to do. Time yourself for 1 minute at each station and 1 minute break in between! (or 30 seconds!)

 

Mission 6: Make up a super hero story together – adult to scribe

Find somewhere cosy and think of some ideas for super hero characters and a plot...maybe you could have some objects with you like favourite figures, gems, map, etc. to give you ideas. Grown-ups scribe their story (as best you can) and post on Tapestry for all your friends to read!

 

Mission 7: Play a board game

Find a favourite game and play it with your family or make up your very own super hero style snakes and ladders!

 

Mission 8: Chalk Drawing

Chalk a hopscotch or number line on your driveway or patio! Draw a picture of a spider or butterfly – can you make it symmetrical?

 

Mission 9: Water maths

Grown up says a simple sum like 2+3 or 6-1 and when they have answered they can run through the sprinkler or down the slide or throw/kick a ball onto a target – you make up your rules! Vary it by asking for 2 numbers to make 5 or 10. Turn over 2 cards and add the numbers together.

 

Mission 10: Tea Set

Use your super baking powers to make some cakes for Tea Set!

Can you read the recipe with your grown up?

 

Have a super duper weekend and don’t forget to post some photos onto Tapestry so I can add them to the website!

Take care everyone

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

Thursday 14th May

Project Time

How will you use your super powers today?

We all now know that we need to drink water to stay fit and healthy. We also need water to wash ourselves! We have a shower or a bath everyday to keep our bodies clean and healthy. We also need water to brush our teeth. We have become very good at washing our hands so that we don’t pass any germs into our mouths, eyes and nose or onto other people.  At school we would count to 20 or count down from 20 whilst we washed our hands. Did you know that even super heroes need to wash every day and always have clean hands!

Here’s a fun song all about washing our hands...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJD9zPv2NmM

 

Funky Phonics: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning: lessons go live at 10am each morning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Here are some short clips for each sound as a quick review: Phase 3 BBC bite size

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

Phonics games to play:

https://epicphonics.com/teachers/phase/3

 

Magic Maths: The Very Busy Spider Daily ‘Must do Job’

You will need your doubling and halving super skills today!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Writing Inspiration: choose from the following ideas...

  • My Super Hero Powers- draw yourself as a superhero! Give yourself a name. Then label your different super powers!
  • Write about your VE Day celebrations – how did you celebrate?
  • Write a list of things that need water
  • Draw and label your favourite fruit and vegetables – did you know that fruit and vegetables give us super powers too?
  • Write your own super hero adventure story – you could do a page a day!
  • Draw a spider and label the parts of its body.
  • Write some interesting facts about a spider.
  • Can you write the nursery rhyme, Incy Wincy Spider?

 

Funky Finger Challenge/ Get Creative: Hand print spiders (maths link, see above)

 

Story time: Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? Here is a lovely story to share – one of my favourites. I know some of us are finding it difficult to sleep sometimes and we all know what happens when we don’t get enough sleep don’t we! I always make sure that I have had my daily exercise and this really helps me to sleep...especially when I attempt my 5km jog!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1aJimzuzbg

 

Read along e-book: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Songs: Healthy eating song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JldSBUQB34

 

Tidy up Music! Just in case you need some help to get Reception to tidy (I’m sure you don’t) here is one of the pieces of music that I play for tidy up time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJD9zPv2NmM

 

Get Active:  Children should aim for 60 minutes of activity each day. We know that may feel difficult right now, but this link to ‘Change4Life’  has lots of Disney inspired indoor games and 10 Minute Shake Up activities to help them stay active while everyone's at home.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

 

Have an awesome day my little super heroes! Make sure you get a good night’s sleep as...

Tomorrow we are going to have

a Super Powered ‘Screen Free’ Friday!

Wednesday 13th May

Hello Super Fruity and Veggie Heroes!

A big thank you for Reception’s wonderful video – best present ever!

 

Project Time

How will you use your super powers today?

What a lot of fruit and vegetables you all like – great for giving you those super powers! We have talked about drinking enough water and how water is good for our teeth, just like milk. Lots of food like yoghurt, cheese, salmon, eggs and green vegetables are also good for our teeth. It’s also good to visit the dentist for regular check-ups too. Whilst they are temporarily closed we need to really make sure we brush our teeth with our grown-ups help every morning and evening.

Here’s a clip about going to the Dentist...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZFYcYbb1qw

 

Funky Phonics: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning: lessons go live at 10am each morning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Here are some short clips for each sound as a quick review: Phase 3 BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

Phonics games to play:

https://epicphonics.com/teachers/phase/3

 

Magic Maths: The Very Busy Spider Daily ‘Must do Job’

A super spider game to play today and some Incy Wincy maths too!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Writing Inspiration: choose from the following ideas...

  • My Super Hero Powers- draw yourself as a superhero! Give yourself a name. Then label your different super powers!
  • Write about your VE Day celebrations – how did you celebrate?
  • Write a list of things that need water
  • Draw and label your favourite fruit and vegetables – did you know that fruit and vegetables give us super powers too?
  • Write your own super hero adventure story – you could do a page a day!
  • Draw a spider and label the parts of its body.
  • Write some interesting facts about a spider.
  • Can you write the nursery rhyme, Incy Wincy Spider?

 

Funky Finger Challenge/ Get Creative: worship link!

Some ideas for making your jam jar candle holder...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL_NH-WpP4o

 

Storytime: Wacky Wednesday – a great Dr Seuss story to test your nosey noticing skills!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b653k3-_wIM

 

Read along e-book: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Songs: Sing along to these counting songs...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-counting-songs/zn67kmn

 

Get Active:  Children should aim for 60 minutes of activity each day. We know that may feel difficult right now, but this link to ‘Change4Life’  has lots of Disney inspired indoor games and 10 Minute Shake Up activities to help them stay active while everyone's at home.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

 

Have a wacky Wednesday!

 

Tuesday 12th May

Hello Super Heroes!

Project Time

What amazing super powers you all have! We all know that water helps us to be healthy and have super powers. We also need to make sure we eat healthily too. Can you think of some healthy things to eat? What’s your favourite healthy food? Fruit and Vegetables are very good for us – they give us vitamins and help our bodies to work properly and help stop us from getting poorly. Can you count how many pieces of fruit and veg you eat today?

Here’s a song to help you learn about our ‘5 a day’.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2pxpv4

 

Funky Phonics: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning: lessons go live at 10am each morning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Here are some short clips for each sound as a quick review: Phase 3 BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

 

Magic Maths: The Very Busy Spider Daily ‘Must do Job’

You’ll need to help the busy spider solve some number problems today!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Want some more number games to play?

https://nrich.maths.org/13372

 

Writing Inspiration: choose from the following ideas... ‘Must do Job’

  • My Super Hero Powers- draw yourself as a superhero! Give yourself a name. Then label your different super powers!
  • Write about your VE Day celebrations – how did you celebrate?
  • Write a list of things that need water
  • Draw and label your favourite fruit and vegetables – did you know that fruit and vegetables give us super powers too?
  • Write your own super hero adventure story – you could do a page a day!
  • Draw a spider and label the parts of its body.
  • Write some interesting facts about a spider.
  • Can you write the nursery rhyme, Incy Wincy Spider?

 

Funky Finger Challenge/ Get Creative: make a moving spider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YfDhqvsPI4

 

Storytime: Supertato – Reception loved this story that Evie brought in on world book day...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rze89HB9u8g

 

Read along e-book: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Songs: Sing along to these counting songs...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-counting-songs/zn67kmn

 

Get Active:  Dance along to this twisting song...can you learn which is your left and right? This is really important to know!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiU7oJgktuo

 

Have a super power Tuesday!

Monday 11th May

Welcome Back!

 

Project Time

This week we are going to be Super Heroes!

If you were a super hero what super powers would you have? Spiderman is one of Reception’s favourite super heroes and we have a spider theme this week. Spiders have amazing super powers don’t they. They are also very good at persevering as we all know about Incy Wincy – he kept climbing that water spout even though ‘down came the rain and washed poor Incy out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBxeKG7_Hq4

I guess Incy knows all about the water cycle...’out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain’...and we all know what happens next!

 

Here's a spider showing off her web making powers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSwvH6YhqIM

 

Our final questions about water...

Why do we need water?

Who and what needs water?

Did you know that 60% (that’s over half) of our body is made up of water? In fact our brains are 73% water! In class we always try to make sure we drink lots of water as it keeps up healthy, awake and it gives us super learning powers! Did you know that children should be drinking 1 litre of water or other fluids a day? How much water do you drink each day? Could you record how much you drink each day and see if you’re getting enough? Remember to try and drink water or milk as these are much better than squash or juice that can harm our teeth.

Mr Tumbles – being healthy song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLS75fLIeJA

 

Funky Phonics: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

Here are some short clips for each sound as a quick review: Phase 3 BBC bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

 

Magic Maths: The Very Busy Spider Daily ‘Must do Job’

Use your pattern making powers today to make spider’s webs!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Want another challenge?

Try the ‘Maths Ideas’ attached below.

 

Writing Inspiration: choose from the following ideas...

  • My Super Hero Powers- draw yourself as a superhero! Give yourself a name. Then label your different super powers!
  • Write about your VE Day celebrations – how did you celebrate?
  • Write a list of things that need water
  • Draw and label your favourite fruit and vegetables – did you know that fruit and vegetables give us super powers too?
  • Write your own super hero adventure story – you could do a page a day!
  • Draw a spider and label the parts of its body.
  • Write some interesting facts about a spider.
  • Can you write the nursery rhyme, Incy Wincy Spider?

 

Funky Finger Challenge/ Get Creative: maths link

Creating a spider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY6C5xDMOFQ

 

Storytime: The Very Busy Spider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEPYKmIt4dU

 

Read along e-book: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Songs: Sing along to these counting songs...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-counting-songs/zn67kmn

 

Get Active:  Use your super powers to join Andy’s and his wild beach adventure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqAOMrZkht0

 

 

More Maths Ideas

Have a marvellous Monday everyone!

I am looking forward to hearing all about your super powers!

 

Thursday 7th May

Thankful Thursday

Gratitude for all that we have...as it is VE Day tomorrow I thought it would be a good time to pause and think about all the things we can be grateful for. Please follow the links below for MyHappyMind to start our Gratitude module (unless you have already done this from the parent kit we have shared).

Listen to Glenn Miller’s In the Mood and watch some images from Britain on VE day: https://youtu.be/utH6pbsQHSY

Below is a VE Day powerpoint which explains to the children what happened 75 years ago.

 

Project Time

Today’s questions...

Take the Underwater Quiz: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/andys-safari-adventures-underwater-quiz?collection=andys-secret-hideout-quizzes

 

Funky Phonics: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning:

https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

Want an extra challenge? Try reading these sentences...

 

Magic Maths:

Continue learning with ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar!’ Some clever sharing and halving skills needed today!

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Writing Inspiration: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Choose a writing activity from this list:

  • Write your own underwater adventure! (You could add to this each day.)
  • Write a list of all the oceans in our world (and find out where they are on a map of course!)
  • Draw or paint your favourite sea creature and label the different parts. Add a caption to tell me something you have found out about your sea creature.
  • Create a sea collage- make one of your creatures talk by adding a  speech bubble
  • Write a story about a sea creature
  • or Create a non-fiction book about sea creatures

It is really important that we start forming our letters correctly and start in the correct place – grown-ups can you start to reinforce this now when your child is writing, thank you.

 

Funky Finger Challenge:

Can you build something today using Lego or any other construction kit you might have at home. Lego is very good for making our fingers stronger and Reception all know why we need strong fingers don’t we....yes...for writing!

 

Storytime with the Octonauts – Shellington discovers a hidden lake!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNGW67iVftU

 

Read a story together: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Songs: Aquatic Raps with Andy!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/andys-aquatic-raps-playlist

 

Get Active:  carry on with CBeebies exercising here...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/the-lets-go-club-get-active

 

Enjoy your ‘Thankful Thursday’

 and have a lovely bank holiday weekend together.

 

Wednesday 6th May

Good Morning Reception Superstars!

Welcome to another, ‘I Wonder Why?’ Wednesday!

Project Time

Today’s question...

I wonder what the difference is between a sea and an ocean?

What a lovely time we are all having exploring the oceans! Well done for all your answers about the salt coming from the rocks and the rivers bringing the salt and water into the seas and oceans.

I wonder what it would be like to slowly sink down in a submarine to the bottom of the ocean. What do you think it would be like at the bottom? Did you know that this is called the Hadal Zone! (Thank you Freya for teaching me that fantastic fact!)

Watch this clip of a record breaking trip to the bottom of the ocean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKXvdyNz6L8

For more information on the deepest part of the ocean please log into Tapestry for Mrs Miles’s Marvellous Facts- number 3!

 

Funky Phonics: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning:

https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

Some of Reception’s favourite songs...

Alphabet song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PmB3SIjNdQ&t=68s

Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

 

Magic Maths: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Continue learning with ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar!’ Have fun counting and adding all the fruit the hungry caterpillar has eaten!  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Writing Inspiration:

Choose a writing activity from this list:

  • Write your own underwater adventure! (You could add to this each day.)
  • Write a list of all the oceans in our world (and find out where they are on a map of course!)
  • Draw or paint your favourite sea creature and label the different parts. Add a caption to tell me something you have found out about your sea creature.
  • Create a sea collage- make one of your creatures talk by adding a  speech bubble
  • Write a story about a sea creature
  • or Create a non-fiction book about sea creatures

It is really important that we start forming our letters correctly and start in the correct place – grown-ups can you start to reinforce this now when your child is writing, thank you.

 

Funky Finger Challenge: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Have a go at writing the alphabet using the sky, grass and ground sheets so that you get all your letters the correct height! (see below)

Would like something more...How about drawing with the Octonauts!  https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/g8p73961c8?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fmakes%2Foctonauts-make-a-picture

 

Story: Little Turtle and the Song of the Sea – read by Mrs Miles (on Tapestry)

 

Read a story together: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Songs: Aquatic Raps with Andy!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/andys-aquatic-raps-playlist

 

Get Active: try dancing along to these different songs under the water!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4tzUnGv-yI

 

OR carry on with CBeebies exercising here...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/the-lets-go-club-get-active

 

Have a wonderful, wondering Wednesday together!

Take care, work hard, play hard xx

Funky Finger Challenge

Tuesday 5th May

Hello my clever little sausages!

Well done for all your answers to our class questions - some super thinkers out there!

 

Project Time

Relax at the beginning or end of the day with this Under the Sea clip...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC9r0jHF-Fw

 

This week’s questions...

Why is the sea salty?

How does the water get into the sea?

Please log into Tapestry for Mrs Miles’s Marvellous Facts- Number 2!

 

Funky Phonics: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning:

https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

Some of Reception’s favourite songs...

Aplhabet song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PmB3SIjNdQ&t=68s

Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

 

Magic Maths: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Continue learning with ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar!’ I can’t wait to see your caterpillars!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Writing Inspiration: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Choose a writing activity from this list:

  • Write your own underwater adventure! (You could add to this each day.)
  • Write a list of all the oceans in our world (and find out where they are on a map of course!)
  • Draw or paint your favourite sea creature and label the different parts. Add a caption to tell me something you have found out about your sea creature.
  • Create a sea collage- make one of your creatures talk by adding a  speech bubble
  • Write a story about a sea creature
  • Create a non-fiction book about sea creatures

It is really important that we start forming our letters correctly and start in the correct place – grown-ups can you start to reinforce this now when your child is writing, thank you.

 

Story: Rainbow Fish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifXlc0QI2kY

 

Songs: Aquatic Raps with Andy!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/andys-aquatic-raps-playlist

 

Get Active: lots of fun exercising here...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/the-lets-go-club-get-active

 

MyHappyMinds Parent Kit reminder:

Just in case you missed this information I have attached the pdf which has a link for you to click on. This will then allow you to set up your own MyHappyMinds sessions for your child. Reception have enjoyed following this programme at school and I’m sure they would benefit from accessing it with you at home. We have learnt about our brains and how we need to train them up to remember things and learn how to do things, having lots of goes and not giving up. We have also talked about our character strengths and things we are good at and celebrated this.  

Please send me a memo of you need any further information.

 

 

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone xx

 

 

MyHappyMind Parent Kit

 

Monday 4th May

Hello and welcome back Reception and families. I hope you have had a lovely weekend together and are well rested, ready to start the new week!

Project Time

This week we are going to explore under the sea!!!!!

Come on, get your diving suit on, mask and flippers and off we go.....SPLASH! Oh no, wait! There is something else we need to go under the sea? Can you think what it is?...

Yes we need our oxygen masks and tanks or a submarine of course! Unlike fish we humans can’t breathe underwater.

Here are some more questions to think about this week...

Why is the sea salty?

How does the water get into the sea?

How do fish breathe underwater?

Please log into Tapestry each day for Mrs Miles’s Marvellous Facts!

 

Funky Phonics: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning:

https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

Some of Reception’s favourite songs...

Alphablocks : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI4TZD390Hk

Aplhabet song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PmB3SIjNdQ&t=68s

Tricky word song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

 

Magic Maths: Daily ‘Must do Job’

This week we will be learning with ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar!’ Lots of activities to use your mathematical thinking.

By the way...do caterpillars need water? https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Writing Inspiration: Daily ‘Must do Job’

Watch this clip on sea turtles!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIffdbFZMPQ

Choose a writing activity from this list:

  • Write your own underwater adventure! (You could add to this each day.)
  • Write a list of all the oceans in our world (and find out where they are on a map of course!)
  • Draw or paint your favourite sea creature and label the different parts. Add a caption to tell me something you have found out about your sea creature.
  • Create a sea collage- make one of your creatures talk by adding a  speech bubble
  • Write a story about a sea creature
  • or Create a non-fiction book about sea creatures

It is really important that we start forming our letters correctly and start in the correct place – grown-ups can you start to reinforce this now when your child is writing, thank you.

 

Story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

 

Songs: Aquatic Raps with Andy!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/andys-aquatic-raps-playlist

 

Get Active: lots of fun exercising here...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/the-lets-go-club-get-active

 

Hampshire Music Activities for the Week: Exploring the Dimensions!

(see attached resources below)

Get Crafty

Friday 1st May

Happy Friday everyone – we have nearly completed another week!

Here’s a gentle Friday for you xx

 

Project Time

What a lot of learning you have shown me this week. Lots of you have talked about the water cycle and have shown amazing scientific knowledge and language! Here is a song about the water cycle which also answers Freya’s question about puddles drying up in the sun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWb4KlM2vts

 

Magic Maths: Day 5 Night Pirates: Help the pirates to count!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Writing: Letter formation fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeOOB-GVOyI

You could practise writing your letters using paint or chalk. Maybe you could write them with your finger in the sand or flour! It is really important that we form our letters correctly now so keep persevering.

 

Funky Phonics; ‘Must Do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning -lesson 5:

https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Today’s story: The Night Pirates (CBeebies) ‘Must Do Job’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

You could also read to your grown up. Choose one of your favourite stories to share together or find one to read in Oxford Owls free ebooks: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

 Active Minutes: Put on some of your favourite music and have a dance together! Maybe you could play some games to the music like musical bumps /statues? Could you make up a dance?

 

Another Song!  Celebrate the end of pirate week by singing along to this song, ‘We are the pirates’               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx79dLuqPwQ

 

Thank you Parents for all your amazing support and hard work this week – you are amazing. Have a lovely relaxing weekend together.

Well done Reception for being the best pirates ever! I have loved seeing and hearing about all your adventures. I wonder what we will get up to next week?...

Take care, be safe and be happy xx

Captain Miles signing out...!

Thursday 30th April

Ahoy there Ship Mates!

How many days are there in April? What will the date be tomorrow?

 

Project Time

 I have been thinking about waves and have a video for you to watch on Tapestry! (I promise to remember to upload it this time!)

 

Magic Maths: Time to get crafty!!! ‘Must Do Job’

Day 4 Night Pirates: Today’s pirate mission is to build your own pirate ship using your mathematical skills....you will need to be Symmetrical Pirates today!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Number Challenge (for those that would like a little more!!).

 Find some extra activities below! (More Maths!)

 

Writing: ‘Must Do Job’

Handwriting focus today – watch this beautiful video and air write each letter as it is drawn for you (repeat as often as you like!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYSBProJH4

More ideas to support handwriting are attached below.

 

Funky Phonics; ‘Must Do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning -lesson 4:

https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Today’s story: ‘Skullabones Island Five Minutes to Bed’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl5EKP1y4Ic

 

  Active Minutes: Join in with these exercise songs – they are great to practise your listening skills too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pISwIAgGRqk

 

Have a wonderful day shipmates!

Love from Captain Miles!

 

 

Wednesday 29th April

Ahoy there Ship Mates!

 

 

Ocean sounds video to start the day: ‘Must Do Job’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7qRkUYu580

Watch the sea and notice how the water moves around the rocks. Look carefully at the waves. What happens to the waves? Are they big or small waves? What is making the waves splash? What’s the weather like? Spend some time just watching and chatting together.

 Pretend that you are at the beach and you are jumping over the waves...ready...jump!

This is a good time to think about Freya’s question...’Why are there big waves?’ ...What makes the waves? Are there always waves at the seaside? (Mrs Miles added those extra questions!!) Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

 

Project Time

Today we will be doing what pirates do best...hunt for treasure! First you will need to use your positional language (maths) to create your treasure map and clues!

 

Magic Maths:

Day 3 Night Pirates: Creating a Treasure Map ‘Must Do Job’

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Think about your treasure map before you draw it – try to picture it in your head. What will be on your map...?

  • Trees?
  • Mountains?
  • A cave?
  • Swamp?
  • Shark infested water?

 

Number Challenge (for those that would like a little more!!).

 When you subtract with a pirate song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkPa9V2wtZs

Can you think of some more subtraction stories?

 

Writing: Writing clues for a treasure hunt! (maths link) ‘Must Do Job’

Will you go over or through the mountains? Will you go around or through the cave? Will you go under or over the bridge?

Number your clues:

  1. Go over the mountains
  2. Go through the swamp...

 

Funky Phonics ‘Must Do Job’

Letters and Sounds Home Learning -lesson 3:

https://www.wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds

 

Spelling Focus (ongoing throughout week)

Below are some cvc spelling sheets to print off if you can and work through when you need an extra activity.

 

Get Crafty: Make a collapsible telescope!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QwwhTu5N-I

 

Today’s story: ‘I want to be a pirate!’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlzXiNlnArA

 

 Active Minutes:

What will you do today? Joe Wicks? Cosmic Yoga? Supermovers?

I have been making up my own ‘Joe Wicks’ style circuits where I have thought of 10 of my favourite exercises, written them onto card and placed them around the room. I then spend 30 seconds on each exercise and have a 30 second break! What would be your top 10 exercises?

Have a super duper day crew and remember to do as your captain says...work hard, play hard!

Love from Captain Miles!

 

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good Morning Ship Mates!

Shiver me timbers it’s Tuesday!!! What day will it be tomorrow?

 

 

Project Time: Well done Pirates for all your learning yesterday - what amazing pirate ships, hats and telescopes you all made!

Thank you for all your answers to our questions so far – some brilliant thinking going on in Farnborough!

Elliot asked, “How does the rain get into clouds?”

Daniel asked, “If rain is water, how did it end up in the sky?”

Keep your answers coming in...

 

Today’s Mission....Pirate Role Play! ‘Must Do Job’

Please log onto Tapestry for today’s first activity and listen to my story, ‘I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit’.

This should give you some ideas for some imaginary pirate play at home with your family. Can you dress up as a pirate and build yourself a pirate ship? Gather some willing members of your family and start your adventure. Have you got an empty box you could use for your ship or an upturned table. Remember a mast, flag and steering wheel! Don’t forget to practise your walking the plank balancing skills- find something long and thin to walk along! Make some cannon balls and find a way of firing them! Have an awesome adventure! “Arrrrr me hearties!”

 

Writing Challenge

Can you make a list of all the places that we find water?

For example, sea, rivers, lakes...

Remember to try and spell these words by yourself (lots of tricky words to write today so don’t worry if they aren’t spelled correctly).

 

Magic Maths: Night Pirates! ‘Must Do Job’

I hope you enjoyed making your telescopes yesterday – what patterns did you think of? Do you know the mathematical name for tubes? Yes that’s it – cylinders. How long did you manage to sleep for?

Day 2 Night Pirates: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Phonics: ‘Must Do Job’

A new live daily phonics from Letters and Sounds started yesterday. Follow this link to get to the home page – it’s free. These sessions reinforce Reception’s summer term phonics.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured

Scroll down to get to the lessons. Tomorrow’s lessons are at 10am, 10.30am (Y1/ more able readers) and 11am – they are recorded so you can watch them at any time.

 

Music:  Port Side Pirate Song – clap and dance along to the beat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qAngsMJD3I

 

Time out: Lie down, shut your eyes and listen...be still, be calm, be happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXzk5i4Ofe8

 

Have a perfect pirate adventure – let me know what happens!

Good Luck Pirates!

 

Monday 27th April 2020

Good Morning Reception and all your lovely grown-ups!

 

This week I am going to give you a little more guidance on the daily activities and I will be adding the caption ‘Must Do Job’. These activities are important for your child’s learning and ideally should be completed first. Reception are used to this idea as it’s something we have done for a while in class. You can then select from the remaining activities which ones your child would prefer to do- maybe select 1 or more of these depending on your child and the day you are having!

Project Time: This week we are going to be pirates and explore the oceans!

Well done everyone for telling me what you already know about water and thinking of some brilliant questions. You have also been busy answering Shaw’s questions about where does the water come from and how does it get to our taps. Lots of you have discovered the water cycle whilst you have been learning about where water comes from. You have learnt that water is found naturally in our world (it is not made in a factory!). The water that comes out of our taps mostly comes from rivers, lakes and reservoirs. First it is cleaned by the water companies and then sent along underground pipes to our houses. We are very lucky to always have water aren’t we?

 

Time for our next questions:

Elliot asked, “How does the rain get into clouds?”

Daniel asked, “If rain is water, how did it end up in the sky?”

Spend the next few days finding out together and let me know what you find out...Good luck!

 

Writing Challenge ‘Must Do Job’

Can you draw your very own pirate ship? What will it look like- can you describe it? What are you going to call it? Who will be in your crew? What’s your pirate name? How will your pirate ship move? Will it have sails or an engine or both!

Once you have drawn it can you label all the different parts. You could include a mast, sail, hull, steering wheel, flag... Try to spell these words by yourself as best as you can – remember it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake. Say the word and write the sounds you hear. Post your pirate ships onto Tapestry and then I could add them to our blog on the website!

 

Funky Phonics ‘Must Do Job’

Warm up alphabet song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PmB3SIjNdQ

Phase 3 sound revision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNcBWSBxSp0

Tell a T-Rex Game – select one of our phase 3 sounds to practise and answer a series of yes/no questions

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/tellATRex/index.html

 

 

Magic Maths: Night Pirates! ‘Must Do Job’

This week I am introducing you to White Rose Maths. You may already be familiar with this if you have older children as they use it in Y1-6. This week’s theme is ‘Pirates’ which is perfect! Simply follow this link, watch the introductory video and then have a go at the activity. If you are unable to print off the activities then simply just record any relevant information in your diaries. Lots of the activities are practical and you can support or extend them to suit your child’s needs.

Day 1 Night Pirates: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Music: The Carnvial of Animals

Hampshire Music Activities to dip in and out of during the week

(see below)

 

Get Creative: Make a pirate hat! oooahh!!

 

 Today’s Story:  Penguins make bad pirates!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usMEVqz4CrU

 

Have a lovely day – don’t forget to share your learning on Tapestry :0)

Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Friday!

 

Project Time

I have more questions about water to add to our list – thank you everyone.

Daniel’s question: ‘If rain is water, how did it end up in the sky?’

Elliot’s questions: ‘How does the water get into the sea?’

‘How does the rain get into the clouds?’

‘How do fish breathe underwater?’

Well done those of you that have been finding out the answers to Shaw’s questions (where does water come from and how does it get to our taps?) As these are such big questions we will keep going with them today and over the weekend if you wish!

Here is a clip about water to look at for some clues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5gFI3pMvoI

 

Funky Phonics

Warm up alphabet song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PmB3SIjNdQ

Phase 3 sound revision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNcBWSBxSp0

Friday Treat: The Owl and the Pussy Cat

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/owl_and_pussycat_US.swf

 

Music and Movement: BBC schools radio –EYFS Playtime

Listen and move to this radio show all about raindrops!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-playtime-raindrop/zhch7nb

 

Magic Maths: Shape Hunt

Time for a shape hunt around your home and garden or even when you are out for your exercise. We know our 2D shape names and are getting good at spotting these in everyday shapes. Can you find a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, pentagon, diamond, semi-circle? Can you have a go at describing your shape by telling your grown up how many sides and corners it has. What other shapes can you see?

 

Fishy Friday Fun!

See below activity for a water themed counting activity and practise counting and writing your numbers accurately!

 

 Today’s Song/story:  The Whole World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODftYTD3Rbs

 

Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Take care, stay safe, be happy.

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