Year Groups: Reception

A learning paradise!

— Monty

 

A very warm welcome to Reception
Our Class Christian Values are: Service (0BM), Thankfulness (0D) and Compassion (0SM)

 

INFORMATION ABOUT NEW STARTERS –  CLICK HERE

 

INFORMATION FOR RECEPTION PARENTS  –  CLICK HERE

 

Click on your teacher’s picture to see a daily video.

 

 

Reception teachers 2020/21

 

0D – Mr Dismore

0SM – Mrs Schwartz & Mrs Markall

0BM – Mrs Bevan & Mrs Markall

Other Key Adults in Reception

Mrs Jones

Mrs Awramenko

Mrs Geddis

Miss Payne

Miss Scott

Miss Smith

Miss Waite

Home Learning

Welcome to your home learning for the week.  We hope you are all keeping well.  We are really enjoying watching the work you are uploading to Class Dojo.  Please send it in via Portfolio so all your teachers can see what you have been working on.

Phonics/ Daily reading

To help your child with their reading, we have prepared some short phonic teaching clips that you could use daily.  These very short activities would normally happen every day in school, and each clip only takes a minute or so to watch.

Set 1 flash cards or try Set 1 with picture clues.

Blending Level 1. 

Green words Level 1 and then try the same words more quickly.

Green words Level 2 and then try the same words more quickly.

Green words Level 3.

Green words Level 4.

Red words.

Previous Set 2 sound lessons 

ay   ee   igh 

We have added some additional reading activities for you.

Reading Level 1

Reading Level 2

Short daily writing task

Please make sure you have a piece of paper and a pencil to write the sounds and words.

Word Time Writing 1.

Word Time Writing 2.

Relaxation

When in school we often play some relaxing music straight after lunch time play and do some relaxation exercises. Please find a relaxation activity here. You may want to listen to some relaxing music at the same time.

Thursday 21st January  

 Literacy 

Fred and Pippa are sad because they cannot play together at the moment.  Listen to their story or try reading it yourself.  Then watch the video explaining today’s task on sentence writing.  Complete the 1 star challenge sheet or if you are feeling more confident with your writing try the star challenge sheet.  

 Our handwriting today is the letter tRemember it’s a tall letter and should be just a little bit smaller than the other tall letters such as l and h. Watch this video and use this sheet to practise.  

 Maths 

Today in maths we are going start by recognising the numbers to 5 quickly using a ten frame, and then see how we can represent the number bonds to five with the ten frame and matching the pictures with number sentences.  So watch this video, and then use these worksheets to practise.  There are three sheets to choose from and the video explains how to complete whichever star challenge you would like to try. 

  Then in the second part of the same video, you can see how to measure ingredients to make playdough.  The recipe that we used can be found here. 

 TOPIC – People who help us  

Watch this video to learn more about people who help, and then to find out about the activity to try. 

Have a go at writing or drawing a list of five people who have helped you in your life. The list can include anyone who has helped you with something small or big. Tell your grown-up who the person was that helped you and how they helped you. 

As an extra challenge, see if you can learn your address in case you ever get lost or you need to tell the emergency services where you live.  But remember you only tell your address to people you know or a person whose job it is to help us, never a stranger.   

 Story Time 

Enjoy today’s story of ‘Mr Tickle’ read by Miss Scott.  Can you recognise all the people who help us? 

 

Wednesday 20th January  

 Phonics/Literacy 

In today’s phonic lesson we are introducing a new sound oo as in look.  The writing activity is explained in the video, and all you need is some paper to try and write the words down. There are some extension challenges at the end if you are feeling very confident.  

Please continue to choose the video that best fits your child’s phonic knowledge and confidence.  If you need to keep practising the previous sounds, please feel free to do that instead.  These videos will always be available and we encourage repetition and practice.  Please remember that children can have these help sheets to hand at all times to remind them how to form each sound.  The sounds are always on display in the classroom and children are encouraged to look at them for help when they have forgotten what a sound looks like. 

 Handwriting 

Our handwriting today is the letter j. Watch this video and use this sheet to help with formationRemember that it is a ‘naughty’ sound and goes below the line. 

You could go on a sound hunt around your house today – can you find anything beginning with the sounds we’ve been practising so far? 

 Maths 

In maths today, we will be mastering (becoming experts at) recognising numbers to five by sight and making number bonds to five (adding two numbers together to make five). Watch today’s video to join in with the activities and click here to access a sheet to help you with today’s star challenge. 

  Story telling 

We have been really focusing on telling stories to one another. Have a go at telling your grown up a story. Ask them to write it down sentence by sentence. Agree which character or part you would like to play then have a go at acting out your story.  You may want to involve some of your family to help you.  Can you link your story to our topic of people who help us? If you want to you can send your videos in via Class Dojo. 

 Music 

Listen to this week’s sonABC by the Jackson 5. Think about the following questions… 

  • Have you heard that song before?  
  • What was the song about?  
  • How did you feel listening to the musicDid it make you feel happy, sad, sleepy, excited, worried, like dancing, like an animal, grumpy 
  • Can you find the pulse or steady beat? Perhaps you can clap in time to the music.  
  • Can you identify the rhythm? (These are the long and the short sounds that happen over the pulse).  

Here is a fun little song about People who help us. Can you tap out the pulse to this song? You could make up your own verses too! 

 Story Time 

Enjoy today’s story Never Mail an Elephant’ by Michael Thaler. 

 

 

 

Tuesday 19th January  

 

 Phonics/Literacy 

 

In today’s phonic lesson we are introducing a new sound ‘oo‘ as in zoo.  The writing activity is explained in the video, and all you need is some paper to try and write the words down. There are some extra extension challenges at the end if you are feeling very confident.   

 

 Please continue to choose the video that best fits your child’s phonic knowledge and confidence.  If they need to keep practising the previous sounds, please feel free to do that instead.  These videos will always be available and we encourage repetition and practice.  Please use set 1 sound chart and set 2 sound chart to help with formation. The sounds are always on display in the classroom and children are encouraged to look at them for help when they have forgotten what a sound looks like. 

 

 Handwriting  

 

Our handwriting today is the letter i. Is this a short or a tall letter? Watch this video and use this sheet to help with formation 

 

 Have you managed to write out your keywords? You could write them out and play a game of hide and seek around your house.  Who can find the most? Can you read them for double points?  If you want to challenge yourself you could include the keywords we have already learnt or even all the reception high frequency words.  

 

 Maths 

 

 In maths today we are going to be revisiting capacity and really focusing on the mathematical language we can use to discuss different amounts. We will be filling a range of different containers and talking about their capacities. We will also be using words such as full, empty and half full to discuss the amount of liquid in the container. Today’s star challenges are explained in the video and can be found here. 

 

Art 

 

This week in Art, we are looking at a famous Artist called Van Gogh.  Watch this video to see how to create your own version of his ‘Starry Night’ picture.  Don’t worry if you haven’t got paint to go over the top at the end, there are still so many other useful skills to try in the lesson. 

 

 Story Time 

 

Enjoy today’s story My First Visit to the Hospital by Eve Marleau and Michael Garton. 

 

 Monday 18th January 

 

 To start your morning, you may like to join in with Joe Wicks’ PE session on YouTube.  Each session is 20 minutes long.  

 

Our focus for ‘People who help us this week is postal workers, shopkeepers and mechanics.  Do you know what each profession does? Talk to your grown-ups about the work these people do.  You may like to create a role play at home where you set up a post office, a shop or a garage. You can invite your family, pets and toys along too!  Remember you can use your emergent writing skills to write letters to your family.

 

 Phonics/Literacy 

 

In today’s phonic lesson we are introducing a new sound ‘ow.  The writing activity is explained in the video, and all you need is some paper to try and write the words down. There are some extension challenges at the end if you are feeling very confident.   

 

Please continue to choose the video that best fits your child’s phonic knowledge and confidence.  If you need to keep practising the previous sounds, please feel free to do that instead.  These videos will always be available and we encourage repetition and practice.  

 

 Handwriting 

 

We are focusing on our handwriting and are looking at the ladder letters as well as introducing the capital letters. Watch this video to remind you how to form the letter L in both its forms.  Please use the set 1 sound chart, set 1a sound chart and set 2 sound chart to help with formation.  Please remember your snappy fingers!  The sounds are always on display in the classroom and children are encouraged to look at them for help when they have forgotten what a sound looks like. 

 

Please remember to keep practising your keywords – reading and writing.  For an extra challenge you could put your key words into a sentence – remembering capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

 

Maths

 

In maths today we will be looking at weight and really focusing on the use of the correct mathematical language. We will be comparing objects placed on balance scales in today’s video and discussing which object is the heaviest and which is the lightest and how we know this. A prediction sheet has been made for you to use during the videos to make predictions (sensible guesses) on which objects being weighed in the video are going to be the heaviest and lightest. The prediction sheet and star challenges can be found here.  

 

 R.E.  

 

In RE this week we are thinking about the people who make a difference to our lives. Who are they and what do they do that helps us? These could be members of our family, people in our class/school, people in the community (e.g. leaders of clubs or religious communities). 

 

Encourage the children to ask questions about the different jobs that people do, including ministers of religion. 

 

Ask the children to draw portraits of people in different categories who are important/special to them: 

 

Me / Family / Friend / Other, e.g., sport instructor, teacher, doctor. 

 

They could design frames for their portraits. Underneath each portrait, they write the name of the person and why they are special. 

 

 Mindfulness 

 

Take some time to STOPGet comfortable and relax.  Watch or listen to some or all of this video 

 

 Story Time 

 

Enjoy today’s story is Bug Bear by Patricia Hegarty.     

 

Friday 15th January

 

 Phonics/Literacy

 

Today we are going to learn a poem, Ask Mummy Ask Daddy. Watch this video to learn the poem. We are also going to think about rhyming words and there is a 1 star challenge and a 2 star challenge for you to complete. You can challenge your family to think of rhyming words for different sounds perhaps? Can you have a go at writing any new rhyming words down.

 

Our handwriting today is the letter f. Remember this is both a tall letter and a naughty letter.

 

Watch today’s video to recap your formation and have a go and writing yourself on this worksheet.

 

Maths

 

Today we are learning more about capacity and about when containers are full and empty or nearly full and nearly empty. Watch this video Mrs Schwartz is joined by a special visitor; but what happens to Mr Dismore?

 

Activity – find a selection of different containers around your house.  Can you describe them e.g. are they tall, thin, narrow, wide or shallow? Using water, rice, pasta or porridge oats can you investigate which container holds the most. You can pour directly from one container into another. You could also use a small cup and count how many cups it takes to fill a larger container. For an extra challenge you can record the results using a tally chart.

 

Which container held the most and which container held the least?

 

You could try different items to put in the containers and count how many items each container holds.

 

Can you identify when a container is nearly full or nearly empty?

 

Science

 

 This week’s science activity will explore materials that melt and materials that do not melt.  Ask your grown up whether it is possible to make some ice cubes in the freezer. If you have any you could put some food colouring in the ice cubes or you can freeze some glitter or other small items within an ice cube. Take the ice cubes out and see what happens to them. Put some outside. Does this change what happens to the ice cubes?

 

If you have any chocolate at home put some on your hand or your tongue or perhaps a radiator (on some foil or a plate) and see what happens to the chocolate. What happens to the chocolate and why?

 

Have a look at these science photographs about materials that melt. You can also look at these pictures. Can you talk about each picture and can you sort the pictures into materials that melt and materials that do not melt?

 

Story Time

 

Please watch our stories. We have posted a few for the weekend. Never Mail an Elephant, The Little Red Car which is dedicated to all the children who have had a birthday this year and Little Monkey read by our trainee teacher, Miss Crowe.

 

Thursday 14th January

 

Phonics/Literacy

 

Watch today’s story here or, alternatively, challenge yourself to read the story here. Watch the video explaining today’s task and choose 1 star challenge or 2 star challenge to complete your writing.

 

Handwriting

 

Our handwriting today is the letter s. Remember it’s a curly letter and should have no straight lines. Watch the video to see the formation. Here is the handwriting template.

 

Maths

 

Today we are going to be focusing on measure. We will be using bucket scales to compare the weight of different objects. Watch this video. Your task today is to find a piece of fruit and then compare it’s weight with that of other items in your house. Hold them in each hand and pretend to be a pair of bucket scales. Which object has the greater downwards pull? Put the items into sets of those that are heavier than the fruit and those that are lighter. Are all the heavier items larger than the fruit?

 

As an added challenge, can you find a large item that is lighter than the fruit? You could also work with an adult to use kitchen scales to check how much each item weighs.

 

 Music and Movement

 

In school we are listening to different types of music. Today’s song is a South African lullaby Thula Baba

 

While listening to the song you can think about the following:

 

  • Can you find the pulse or steady beat? Perhaps you can clap in time to the music.
  • Can you identify the rhythm? (These are the long and the short sounds that happen over the pulse).
  • Can you hear the high pitch and the low pitch sounds? (Try singing along to it.)
  • Can you dance along to the music? How would your body move?
  • Can you make up your own lullaby?

 

You may also want to practise singing the following songs: If You’re Happy and You Know It (can you think of different actions), Wind the Bobbin Up and Rock-a-Bye Baby.

 

Story Time

 

Enjoy today’s story ‘Mr Silly’ by Roger Hargreaves.

 

Wednesday 13th January

 

 Phonics/Literacy

 

Click on the links above to recap your set 1 sounds. If you want to learn a new sound, click here to see the video. Today’s new sound is ‘igh’.

 

Handwriting

 

Our handwriting today is the letter ‘e’. This is a tricky formation but it’s a great letter to join.  Click here to watch the video to recap the formation and see how we write a capital letter.  Click here for the handwriting sheet. For an added challenge can you try and join the letter?

 

You could go on a sound hunt around your house today – can you find anything beginning with the sounds we’ve been practising so far?

 

 Maths

 

Click here to listen to a counting song.

 

Today we are continuing to focus on different ways to make 5. We will be using 5 frames to work out how many marbles are left in the bag. Watch this video to hear the task and click here if you would like to print a 5 frame.  Click here for the number bonds to 5 worksheet.

 

 Story Telling

 

We have been really focusing on telling stories to one another. Have a go at telling your grown up a story. Ask them to write it down sentence by sentence. Agree which character or part you would like to play then have a go at acting out your story.  You may want to involve some of your family to help you.  Can you link your story to our topic of people who help us? If you want to you can send your videos in via Class Dojo.

 

Story Time

 

Enjoy today’s story, Flashing Fire Engines.

 

Tuesday 12th January

 

Phonics/Literacy

 

Recap your set 1 sounds and Word Time writing by clicking on the links above.

 

Click here to learn the new set 2 sound ‘ee’. The writing activity is explained in the video and all you need is some paper to try and write the words down.

 

Handwriting

 

Click here to see the video for today’s handwriting, the letter ‘g’. Is this a short or a tall letter? Where should it start? Why do we say some letters are naughty? Practise writing the capital letter G. Click here for the handwriting sheet.

 

 Maths

 

Today we are looking at comparing numbers to 5. Watch this video explaining today’s challenges. Here is the dot sheet to make your dot plates. Extra challenge: If you have dominoes at home, you could sort them into different piles: one with 5 (the same) one with more than 5 and one with fewer than 5.  Which is the biggest pile and why?

 

 Art/Topic

 

To link in with our theme of people who help us, we would like you to draw or paint a picture of any person who helps us. We would normally paint the pictures on a big sheet of paper.  Here are some suggestions: fire fighter, nurse, refuse collector, doctor, dentist, school caretaker, school meals staff, vet, veterinary nurse, lollipop person, paramedic, teaching assistant, police officer, school cleaner, teacher, builder, architect, traffic warden, taxi driver, bus driver. Can you think of any more?

 

Story Time

 

Enjoy today’s story Ambulance in Action by Peter Bently.

 

Monday 11th January

 

Phonics

 

In today’s phonic lesson we are introducing a new sound ‘ay‘.  The writing activity is explained in the video, and all you need is some paper to try and write the words down.

 

Please choose the video that best fits your child’s phonic knowledge and confidence.  These videos will always be available and we encourage repetition and practice.

 

Handwriting

 

We are continuing to focus on our handwriting and are looking at the curly caterpillar letters as well as introducing the capital letters. Watch this video to remind you how to form the letter d in both its forms. Use this sheet to practise. Please remember your snappy fingers!

 

Please remember to keep practising your keywords – reading and writing.  For an extra challenge you could put your key words into a sentence – remembering capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

 

 Maths

 

Watch this video of five little monkeys. How many were there at the end?  Our learning today is looking at zero. Can you use a five frame to count back saying the five little monkeys rhyme? For an added challenge, can you write out all the different ways to count down from 5 taking 1 away each time. Or for an even extra special challenge you could write down all the number sentences from 10 or even 20.

 

R.E.

 

In RE this week we are looking at what activities you might do when not at home.  You may enjoy playing sport, swimming or you may attend church on a regular basis.  Can you draw a picture of what you enjoy doing and ask your grown up to write down why you enjoy it?  Or perhaps you could have a go at writing your own sentence. You could also colour in your pictures remembering which colours to use.

 

Story Time

 

Enjoy today’s story Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham.

 

Archived work 6th Jan – 8th Jan

 

Other Useful Websites
We have found that there are some useful resources on the BBC Daily Learning and Oak National Academy websites. Both offer home learning resources using a variety of videos, games and activities.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

As well as the work from your class teacher, there are a number of free learning resources available. For example:

 

Hamilton Trust: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

 

Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures

 

Carol Vorderman’s The Maths Factor app: https://www.themathsfactor.com/

 

Sir Linkalot spelling app: https://www.sirlinkalot.org/spellathome/

 

While school is on pause, kids can listen for free on Audible: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Find out how to access some excellent, free eBooks from Oxford Owl.

 

Through your Libraries West library card you get free access to: Borrow Box App – audiobooks, Cloud Library App – e-books, RB Digital App – Magazines

 

Archived Home Learning

 

To access home learning from w/c 23rd November, please click here.

 

To access home learning from w/c 30th  November, please click here.

 

 

 

 

Mrs Schwartz – 0SM

 

 

Mr Dismore – 0D

 

 

Mrs Bevan – 0BM

 

Mrs Markall – 0BM

 

Additional Information

 

The P.E bags, book bags and pencil grips are now on sale through Parent Pay.  Once purchased, the school office will let the teacher know who has bought what and they will give to your child at home time.

 

Book Bags – £4.90

 

P.E Bags – £3.50

 

Pencil Grips – £2.00

 

 

 

 

 

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The children have had great fun creating their own self portraits, so we thought we would share these with you.

 

 

 

FIRST PAINTINGS

 

The children have enjoyed working on their first paintings using a variety of colours. Here is the Little WASPS art gallery.

 

 

Thank you

 

The Reception Team

 

SHARING YOUR CHILD’S ACHIEVEMENTS FROM HOME

 

STAR MOMENT

 

We are launching our Star Moment initiative.  Please read the attached letter for further information. Thank you for sending your Star Moment sheets in.

 

Star moment letter

 

Star moment star

We are three classes based in Little WASPS. We play and we learn using the inside and outside environment. We have a dedicated play area outside where we explore using all our senses. During the year we make new friends, have fun and we find out about ourselves, dinosaurs, people who help us, growth, animals and traditional tales.

Class 0BM – Mrs Bevan and Mrs Markall supported by Mrs Geddis and Miss Payne. Mrs Bevan loves to spend time in her garden (or on the golf course) while Mrs Markall enjoys singing and dancing.

Class 0SM – Mrs Schwartz and Mrs Markall supported by Mrs Jones. Mrs Schwartz has returned to WASPS following her maternity leave.  She is very artistic and musical and enjoys exploring outside.

Class 0D – Mr Dismore supported by Mrs Awramenko, Mrs Beech and Mrs Waite. Mr Dismore loves the outside and is a keen sportsman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some useful information about our learning (click on the links below):

Number Bonds | Number Formation

Sound Chart | Keywords

Letter Formation

Correct Pencil Grip – Right Hand

 

Letter Formation for left-handers

Cripps – Letter Formation for Left Handed Children

 

Letter Formation for right-handers

Cripps Letter Formation for Right Handed Children