Dear Reception Class,
It was so lovely to talk to you and your grown-ups last week, I managed to speak to most of you, so sorry if we couldn’t get through. It looks like you have all been super busy, I love seeing the Tweets of all the wonderful things you have been doing. As it is the Easter holidays we won’t be calling you at home this week or next but we do have a new email address you can now email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with all your wonderful work and news of what you have been up to. Thank you for sharing your pictures of what you have been doing at home it has made us all very happy to see how much fun you are having.
We have been busy thinking of some great ideas to keep you busy this week, so have a look below. One of the new things we would like you to try is Kahoot. I have set some quizzes for you to have a go out. Go to Kahoot.it and enter the game pins listed below. Can you type in your real name when it asks for a nickname, so we know you have had a go! Have a look at my little boy having a go and testing it out for you all!
Are you ready to change your reading books? We have access to lots of fantastic books online, like the ones we have used in class. There is a selection of different books to choose from Lift Off, Rocket Phonics, Comet Street Kids and Galaxy. The books are closely linked to the coloured book bands in school, check the last book you read from school and look at the categories. There are quizzes and questions throughout the books, look for the thought bubble at the bottom of the page and a quiz at the end. Ask an adult to register for you. Please enter your child's name when registering. Once you have registered, we need to accept new accounts on an individual basis so you may not see books straight away but should if you log back in later in the day Maybe you could do a book review about the books you have read!
Enjoy your Easter and we look forward to catching up with you all after the holidays.
Mrs Clark, Mrs Collins and Miss Senior.
Learning Project - to be completed through the week
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to your city.
The rooms in my house Support your child to create a map or cross section of their home. Can they name all of the rooms? An adult could hide an object in a room and mark where it is on the child’s map. Can they use their map to find the hidden object? Label each room using phonics knowledge.
Gather an object from each room and challenge your child to return them to the appropriate room e.g. toothbrush from the bathroom, teddy from their bedroom.
Hide objects around the room and describe where it is e.g. “it’s under something red” Can your child hide an object and describe where it is for you to find?
Go on a numeral hunt Search for numerals around the house (clocks, books, house numbers, car registrations, oven, washing machine). Can they record the numerals on paper?
Find your house on google maps Explore using google maps to look at your house from above and on street view. Use the arrows to move up and down the road and around your area. Can they find key places e.g. the corner shop, their school, grandparents houses.
Search for a house in a different part of the world and discuss how it is similar or different to your own. You could use places children have visited on holiday or search places that are significantly different.
Junk model your house Using old packaging (shoe box, cereal box etc.) support your child to make a model of your house. Can they count how many windows there are and stick on the right amount? Can they write their house number on the front?
Junk model your dream house. Use materials from around your house to decorate e.g. old wallpaper, fabric, wool.
Go on a shape hunt Set your child a shape finding challenge around the house. Ask: Can you find a triangle/ square/ rectangle/ circle in this room? How many can you find? Can you draw all of the circles on one piece of paper, triangles on another etc.
Use construction blocks to build your house Using lego, duplo, wooden blocks make a model of your house. Can they add in the rooms and doors in the right places? Write labels to match each room on pieces of paper.
Build your dream house out of construction blocks.
Create a furniture collage Using old magazines and catalogues support your child to cut out and stick or sort objects into the room they would belong in. Support your child to use the correct scissor grip using this guide which gives some ideas to build finger strength if they find scissors tricky.
Exploring with your senses Gather a collection of household objects e.g. fork, cup, toothbrush, teddy bear, book and show your child. Use a scarf/ material as a blindfold and pass your child one of the objects. Can they figure out what it is through touch alone? Give clues if they are struggling. Swap roles and ask your child to give you an object to figure out.
Explore the textures around your house. Can children find something rough, smooth, bumpy? They could take a wax rubbing of each texture (Lay a piece of paper over the top and rub over with the side of a crayon). You could continue this into the garden.
Weekly Maths Tasks
Play doubles. Can you roll a dice, write the number and work out what the double is?
Natures Numbers. Explore your garden to see what natural materials you can find, group them and count them. A stone works like chalk when used on stone/concrete.
Pebble Numbers. Can you find 21 stones or pebbles and write numbers 0-20 on them. You can then try to order them and take some away to work out the missing numbers.
Number Line. Can you make your own number line? Practice writing the numbers and using string (or your washing line) peg the numbers up in order?
Counting Pennies. Ask a grown up to hide some pennies around the house and go on a scavenger hunt to find them all. Can you count how many you have collected?
KAHOOT! Go to kahoot.it and enter the pins below to play our new quizzes.
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Weekly Reading Tasks
Reading Planet. Are you ready to change your reading books? We have access to lots of fantastic books online, like the ones we have used in class. There is a selection of different books to choose from Lift Off, Rocket Phonics, Comet Street Kids and Galaxy. The books are closely linked to the coloured book bands in school, check the last book you read from school and look at the categories. There are quizzes and questions throughout the books, look for the thought bubble at the bottom of the page and a quiz at the end. Ask an adult to register and let us know how you get on. Maybe you could do a book review about the books you have read!
Reading Den: Can you make a den to share your favourite stories in? We made one this week using our tipi tent. What books will you read?
What can you see? Have a go at reading the words you can see around you? If you go out on a walk, can you sound out the street names or the road signs?
Weekly Phonics Tasks
Phonic Sounds. Practice phase 2 and phase 3 sounds. Try to say the pure sound just like we do at school. Have a look at this short video, which will help you learn the sounds. We have learnt many of these sounds, but some of the ones later in the video are alternative sounds and will be taught later. Check using the sound mats in your pack.
Phonic Flowers. Can you choose a digraph (2 letters which make one sound) to make a phonic flower? Write the sound on a circle and think of some words that have this sound in it. You could draw or paint your flower or even chalk this outside!
Tricky Word Hunt. Using the tricky words in your pack (I, no, go, he, she, we etc) can you copy each word out on to a piece of paper/sticky note and hide them around the house, when you have found them, read the word then write it down to make list.
Sound Hunt. Choose a sound or write them all down and put them in a bag, then dip in to pick one. Write the sound in the middle of a piece of paper or in your book, then go look for objects that begin with that sound
Quick Write. How many sounds can you write in a minute. Ask a grown up to say the sounds as quick as they can and write them down. Keep challenging yourself to see if you can get more and more each time.
KAHOOT! Go to kahoot.it and enter the pin below to play our new quizzes.
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Don’t forget to add your first name in the nickname box so we know you have had a go
Weekly Writing Tasks
Rainbow Writing. We all love a rainbow, it makes us smile. Can you practice writing your name in rainbow colours, you could do ones for your friends and family and share them later!
Curly Swirls and Straight Lines. This can be done inside or out. Use chalk, paint brushes and water or pencils inside. Can you make patterns using swirls and lines.
Say hello. Can you write us a letter over the holidays saying what your favourite thing about being at home? Ask your grown up to take a photo and email it you can. Don’t worry we will look at everything when we get back to school!
Tricky Words. Can you write a sentence using some of the tricky words? You could write the tricky words in a different colour?
Water Painting. Can you paint some letters using water outside? Try to do your swooshes and flicks!
Letterjoin. Have a go at some of the fun activities on Letterjoin if you have access!