Reception Blog 30.3.21

March 30, 2021 at 8:36 am

During phonics and maths this week we are consolidating our learning. Please see attachments and information below for children that are at home this week.

Phonics

This week we are recapping the short ‘oo’ and introducing the long ‘oo.’ The sheets are attached as well as videos for you to have a go at home with. You might want to use your communication book to record your learning at home in.

Maths

In maths this week we are consolidating our number bonds to 10. How many ways can you make 10? Can you use your part whole models and objects, such as pasta to find different ways? We are also representing numbers 10, 11, 12, 13. You can have a go at home using the sheet attached or you might use your communication book.

Learning in your Communication book

Over the Easter holidays we could like children to spend some time practising reading and writing tricky words. Attached is a list of tricky words. How many words can your child read? Can they spell he tricky word or put them in a sentence?

Please remember that you can access all of the previous blog posts. You could use these to revise previous learning.

EExAT

It is lovely to see all of your learning and interests from home on EExAT Please keep uploading them. If you are having any issues logging into your account please email your class teacher.

We hope you have a lovely Easter break.

The Reception Team

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Reception blog – 26.03.21

March 26, 2021 at 3:39 pm

Phonics

This we have continue to revisit the phoneme/graphemes we started to learn during lockdown. The children practised reading and writing: ch, sh and qu. We also looked at the tricky words be and we.

Maths

During our maths session we have been given reasons for our answers when counting and talking about different ways of making numbers up to 10. We have started to solve missing number problems by using a number track to help us.

Farm visit

Making buns

Everything else

Next week in phonics will be be revisiting the long and short ‘oo’ phoneme. We will be completing various reading and writing activities. In maths we will be finding different ways of making 10 and exploring numbers beyond 10 by making and representing numbers in different ways. Please keep practising forming your numbers correctly.

Have a lovely weekend

From the Reception team

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Welcome back (again)

March 26, 2021 at 2:13 pm

The children have all returned to Nursery this week and we have had a lovely time. They have all definitely missed their friends and have enjoyed renewing those friendships and making new ones. They have quickly remembered the routines and behaviour expectations we have.

Maths

Lots of home learning is evident and we started this week by revisiting the number 1. We have been demonstrating the number by clapping 1 time, hopping 1 time and touching 1 nose. We then introduced a ‘5 frame’ to the children. They placed 1 piece of pasta on the frame where ever they wanted. Then they moved them to another position to see if there was still 1 piece of pasta. Then the children counted the spaces and realised each time they moved the pasta there were still 4 spaces. This is working towards number bonds. Then we moved on to representing the number on paper. They drew 1 circle, 1 flower and 1 object of their choosing before writing the number itself. have a look at their work…

There was also some lovely work on length going on. Did you spot it?

Literacy

The children have been doing lots of independent ‘reading’ and listening to stories to develop their vocabulary. They have enjoyed writing for lots of different purposes and especially liked mark making on the long rolls of wallpaper (we would be glad of any donations!).

Other things this week…

Have a look at a few of the other things we have been doing this week. Some children enjoyed helping out with the Spring planting. they are learning how to look after the plants as well as the environment being brightened up. We hope you like all the brightly coloured bedding plants.

Have a lovely weekend, from the Nursery team.

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A busy week in Reception!

March 19, 2021 at 3:52 pm

The children are settling in well with their routines and are enjoying receiving ready, respectful or kind stickers linked to our school rules. Thank you for all of your support at home too!

Phonics

Maths

Everything else!

Next week

Next week in maths we will continue to learn numberbonds and solve problems linked to addition and subtraction too. In phonics we will be revisiting tricky words be and we. We will also be recapping the phonemes: ch, sh and qu.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

The Reception Team

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A Successful First Week Back

March 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm

We have had a fantastic first week back. It is safe to say that all the children were very excited to be back with their friends.

This week have been settling the children back into routines. We are revisiting and revising the phase three phonics what we learned during lockdown. This is to ensure the children have achieved a good understanding. This stage is quite tricky and often takes a longer to learn. We have also been looking at different manipulatives to support our maths work. It is always good practise to understand different ways of achieving an answer or for checking our results.

Next week in Maths we will be consolidating our learning by revising compositions up to 10, writing and recognising numerals and using ten frames and part whole model representations.

In phonics we will be revisiting the phonemes; ee, igh, ng, ai and th. We will be reading and writing words that contain these graphemes and will also have a go at writing our own sentences.

Can we ask all parents to return the pink communication books by Thursday 18th March in order for us to continue with homework from Friday 19th March.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Reception Team

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Nursery reunited

March 12, 2021 at 12:04 pm

All the children have successfully returned to Nursery this week. It has been busy and noisy but lovely to see the children reunited with their friends. They have quickly settled back into our routines and are getting used to the expectations we have again. Have a look at some of the things they have been doing…

Haven’t they been busy!

Let’s see what they get up to next week!

Have a lovely Mother’s Day and a good weekend, from the Nursery team.

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Day 38 (Fri 5/3) – Lockdown blog

March 4, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Daily Challenge

Today we are going to be looking at your toys!

Challenge 1 – Have a look at your toys. Can you find one that moves, one that lights up and one that makes a sound? How do you make them work? Do they need batteries? Do you need to push a button? Do you wind them up? Talk to your grown-up about different ways your toys work.

Challenge 2 – Draw a picture t=of your favourite toy. Can you write a sentence about it?

Challenge 3 – Talk to your grown-up about toys when they were little. Find out if they had any toys like yours. Discover how the toys were different.

Phonics

Today we are continuing to look at the short ‘oo’ phoneme/grapheme. We will be focusing on writing words that contain ‘oo’. You will need your day 38 sheet for today’s phonics session.

Maths

Today we will be playing some maths games in the live session and ordering numbers. Please have your whiteboards and pens ready. After the session you can complete the day 38 activity sheet by cutting the images and sticking them in the correct order.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rr5/numberblocks-series-4-twenty

World Book Day!

We are looking forward to celebrating world book day today! You can join in with some activities at home.

Can you read something different today? It might be a recipe or a magazine. You might want to read and make Gruffolo crumble (recipe attached below)! Can you re-tell your favourite story? Ask your grown up to record it, we would love to see your videos. You could make puppets or props to help you.

Dress up as your favourite book character or wear your pyjamas all day! Snuggle up in your favourite place with a hot chocolate and join us at 2pm on Google meet for our Friday story time.

Reading

Please read daily by logging onto http://www.getepic.com/student. Simply enter your teacher code and select your name.

You could play a game on phonics play! Log in for free with the username: jan21. Password: home https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ . You should also receive a reading book inside your pack.

Stories

Arts and crafts

Can you design your own toy?

You can draw or make it.

Try to add labels to any drawings or maybe add a sentence to describe your toy.

Photos

Nursery Learning

Phonics

The last strand to phase 1 phonics is all about oral blending and segmenting. Your child may not be ready for this yet but have a go with them. You can pause this at any time and just have a go in small chunks. Don’t worry if your child does not ‘hear’ the words but in time and with practise they will.

Maths

Today we are going to have a look at 3D shapes. 3D Shapes are ones you can pick up and tune around and see different shapes on the faces. You will be able to see lots of 3D shapes all around you, inside and outside. Can you go on a 3D shape hunt?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf33y9q/articles/zv4fpg8

Can you join in with this song about 3D shapes?

Now for some movement and exercise…

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Day 37 (Thurs 4/3) – Lockdown blog

March 3, 2021 at 3:40 pm

Daily Challenge

Today we are thinking about transport. What forms of transport can you name?

Challenge 1 – Think about a bus. Have you ever been on a bus? Where would you like to go? Can you draw a bus with 6 windows?

Challenge 2 – Go for a walk with a grown-up and see what letters and numbers you can spot on the parked cars you pass. Can you find the letter in your name?

Challenge 3 – Think about a journey you make regularly (maybe coming to school). Can you draw a map of your journey?

Phonics

Today we are introducing the short ‘oo’ phoneme/grapheme. We will be focusing on reading words that contain the short ‘oo’ phoneme. You will need the day 37 sheet for today’s phonics session.

Maths

Today we will be continuing to learning number bonds to 10. Please have your day 37 sheet ready for the live session. Can you join in with the number bonds to 10 song below?

Reading

Please read daily by logging onto http://www.getepic.com/student. Simply enter your teacher code and select your name.

You could play a game on phonics play! Log in for free with the username: jan21. Password: home https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ . You should also receive a reading book inside your pack.

Stories

Arts and Crafts

Talk to a grown-up about how to stay safe near roads and crossing roads. Can you make a road safety poster?

World Book Day!

Today is World Book Day! Reception will be celebrating World Book Day tomorrow. You can join us on Friday afternoon with a hot chocolate, for our Friday story time. You can also dress up as your favourite book character or wear your pyjamas. We will post more activity ideas on tomorrows blog!

Nursery Learning

Phonics

It is important to be able to make the different sounds with your mouth before you begin to learn letter sounds. Have a go at making these different voice sounds…

Maths

Continuing with our theme of 2D shapes here is a song about all the different shapes you may see around you…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf33y9q/articles/zrmkcqt

Here are some more things about 2D shapes…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf33y9q/articles/ztpwdmn

Finally here is a rhyming story to listen to…

Can you make the sound of a frog?
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Day 36 (Wed 3/3) – Lockdown blog

March 2, 2021 at 3:02 pm

Daily Challenge

Today we are thinking about the sea. What do you know already?

Challenge 1 – Talk to a grown-up about how you can stay safe in and around water.

Challenge 2 – Imagine you have found a wishing shell. What would you wish for? Can you draw a picture of a wishing shell and/or your wish?

Challenge 3 – Find out 3 fact about a creature that lives in the sea.

Challenge 4 – Some animals that live in the sea have fins to help them move around. Other animals have legs to move around. Can you think of some sea creatures that have fins and some that have legs?

Phonics

Today we are continuing to look at the ‘igh’ phoneme/grapheme. We will be focusing on writing words that contain ‘igh’. You will need your day 36 sheet for today’s phonics session.

Maths

Today we will look at number bonds to 10. We will find different ways of making 10. Please have your day 36 sheet ready and 10 small objects or the spots (please cut these out before the session). Can you draw part whole models to match each number bond of 10?

Keep practising counting to 100 too!

Reading

Please read daily by logging onto http://www.getepic.com/student. Simply enter your teacher code and select your name.

You could play a game on phonics play! Log in for free with the username: jan21. Password: home https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ . You should also receive a reading book inside your pack.

Stories

Physical Activity

Can you make your own sea creature? Here are some ideas to help you.

Nursey Learning

Alliteration is an aspect of Phase 1 phonics. It means words which start with the same sound.

This is an example that lots of people know, it is also a tongue twister!

Can you join in with Maddison and Felix today?

Maths

Today we will be exploring different ways of making 10. Can you join in with the number bonds to 10 song? Can you remember our shape song too? Have a go at learning some 3D shapes by joining in with this shape song.

Nursery

Have a look to see the different shapes Bert and Ernie make. Can you name all of these shapes? Can you make some of there shapes with things you can find around your home? You could use a belt or some string or some ribbon. Ask you grown up to take a picture of the shapes you have made and put them on to EExAT.

Shapes are all around you. Did you know that you eat shapes? Watch this story to see how…

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Day 35 (Tues 2/3) – Lockdown blog

March 1, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Daily challenge

Today we are setting an ‘animal’ challenge.

Challenge one – Can you think of an animal that begins with each of these sounds: c, d, ch, l, e, h, z?

Challenge two – Play a game with your family. Take turns to describe an animal and see who is able to guess the answer first.

Challenge three – Find out about and animal that uses camouflage to help it stay safe.

Phonics

Today we are introducing the ‘igh’ phoneme/grapheme. We will be focusing on reading words that contain ‘igh’. You will need the day 35 sheet for today’s phonics session.

Maths

Today we will be finding different number bonds of 9. How many ways can you make 9? Please have your ladybird template and 9 spots ready for the live session. Can you count to 100? Can you join in with the number bond song? You could also draw part whole models for all the ways to make 9 too.

Reading

Please read daily by logging onto http://www.getepic.com/student. Simply enter your teacher code and select your name.

You could play a game on phonics play! Log in for free with the username: jan21. Password: home https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ . You should also receive a reading book inside your pack.

Stories

Expressive Arts and Design

Today we would like you to focus on snakes. You could draw a picture of a snake and decorate it with a repeating pattern. Maybe you could use shapes to decorate your snake.

Nursery Learning

Phonics

We have been listening to lots of rhyming stories over the last few weeks. See if you can pick out any of the rhyming words with Maddison and Felix.

Maths

This week we are learning all about 2D shapes. Here is a song you can join in with…

Can you draw a picture using different shapes? You might be able to find some shape objects in magazines and cut them out to make a collage. Here are some ideas of how to use shapes to draw animals…

Another song about shapes…

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