Just a quick note to say I hope you are all well, I hope you all have a lovely summer holidays and I cannot wait until next year to get back to teaching you. I have really missed our lessons and am looking forward to September a lot. Look after yourselves, your friends and families over the summer and I will see you in September.
Summer Term - Second Half
Below is the work for this week - it's all there, starting with Monday at the top. It's lovely to see your photos on Tapestry of all the great things you've been doing - thank you and keep them coming!
Have a go at Mr Keating's Caterpillar dance too!
Week 2 30/3/2020
You've all done so many brilliant things in week 1 that I don't think you need any inspiration for me! But if you do want some extra things to do, here they are. Please remember to do what works best for you and your child. There is no pressure to do things in a certain way. Have a good week!
Phase 2: hut bad fin puff bell hiss lap back
Phase 3: cart sort curl how join hard born hurt soil
Phase 4: trip clap train stair groan spoon drop grab
Check out Taskmaster HomeTasking on Youtube and have some fun.....
Have a good week, Reception. I hope the sun shines again!
School at Home!
Week 1 23/3/2020
Reading: Please try to read a little bit everyday. I am sure you have many story books at home but you can also go to Oxford Owl where you can find free ebooks - many of which we use in our own reading schemes. Remember that it's not a competition to read the hardest books! And you don't have to read a whole book everyday.
It's great to listen to lots of stories too. "Audible" have made their children's books free while schools are closed too.
Phonics: Keep practising the letter sounds. You can do this using the document below or, if you have access to Powerpoint, there is a presentation you can flick through. If you use the powerpoint, mix up the order every do often so they don't just learn the sequence! If you use the sound mat, do it in a different order each time.
Writing: If the children can do a little bit of writing each day that would be brilliant. At school, we do a mixture of things...
Letter formation (handwriting) where we just practise writing individual letters. See guide below. Don't just use the sheet as they need to learn to do them independently.
Writing words which you can do in different ways. You could pick a story book, look at a page and write some words of what you can see in the picture. You could do the same thing with a photo, a picture from a comic or a picture on the wall. You could write things you can see from where you are sitting. Or, you could just tell the children some words to have a go at writing. Use these lists below if it helps....
Phase 2: sock pet mum rip sack ten run ram
Phase 3: hail weep light goat boot cook load feel
Phase 4: went best fond champ shift children shampoo
Writing sentences. Use a couple of the words you have written and put it into a sentence. Say the sentence and then have a go at writing it.
If you want to be more creative with writing, write about what you are doing at home or write about something you love. If, for example, you love Disney's Cars then you could write a list of the cars and then write something about one of the cars. You could even write a little story about an adventure one of the cars had.
You don't need to do all of this writing everyday, but try to write something everyday because it will get much easier the more you do it.
Counting: Try to count every day. We count in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's. Only do 5's once the others are mastered. You could use the famous "Counting with Jack" that will get you moving around too!
We also use this number square everyday in school - this should work well on a tablet too. If you show it to the children they will recognise it straight away.
Capacity: Have some fun with some water and containers (any containers you have). Get the children to think about which one is biggest/smallest and which would hold the most/least water. Put your containers in order from smallest to biggest. You could use a measuring jug and you could fill containers and do some counting. For example, get a little cup and see how many cupfuls of water fit into each container. If you have some bottles, do some careful pouring to fill them up - great for motor skills.
To follow on from the maths with water, have fun exploring sound using water and glasses. Put some water in a selection of glass things and then see what happens when you bang them (CAREFULLY!!) with a spoon (metal or wooden). If you want to make it look pretty you could put food colouring in the water (or squash I suppose!). See what happens when you change the amount of water. You could also investigate what happens, if anything, if you add an object into the water. Always talk first about what the children think will happen before you do it. Just have fun!
If you've got the space to, get outside and have some fun. How many star jumps can you do in a minute? Can you get better through the week? Can the grown ups do more or less than the children?!
Joe Wicks is also going to be doing daily live PE lessons at 9am...
Have a good week, Reception!