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Home Learning

Hi Reception,

 

 I hope you are all happy and well at home. I know this may seem really strange us not being in school everyday but I am still going to be sending you work tasks to do at home on a daily basis. So, find yourself a comfortable space to work, grab the workbook that you brought home from school and get ready to learn from your new 'school at home'. 

Use the 'Suggested Daily Timetable' to help you structure your day and the 'Pick n Mix' document for your afternoon activities. Each morning I will be posting an English/Maths task here on our class web page for you to complete. 

You will be able to read lots of books from our reading scheme by joining Oxford Owl, the link is below. 

 

Take care and see you soon. 

Mrs Simmons smiley

Week beginning Monday 13th July

 

(Here are all the daily learning tasks for this week, just scroll down to find each day)

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Monday 13th July

 

Good morning Reception,

 

I hope you had a great weekend. smiley

 

Join in and sing along with the alphabet song:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=75p-N9YKqNo

 

 

To get you ready for Year One, I would like you to match the upper-case (capital) letters to lower-case letters. For this, you could use magnetic letters or even chalks outside.

Parents: write some lower-case letters and see if your child can match them to the upper-case letters. I have attached an optional seaside capital letter matching worksheet for you to use, if you would prefer.

 

 

Please find below a copy of the Maths challenges (set three). Again, write the sums and your answers in your home school learning book.

 

Hope you all have a great day. smiley

 

Take care.

Mrs Simmons

 

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Tuesday 14th July

 

Hello and good morning,


Spread your wings from Reception to Year One with the attached worksheet. You can draw this if you haven’t got a printer. Make a list of your reception friends, what you’re good at, what you’ve enjoyed learning about and what you would like to get better at. Sound out carefully and try to write all of the sounds in the words. Use your pretend microphones to help you pick out all of the hidden sounds.

 

 

For your maths task today, please complete set 4 of the maths activity challenges. Take your time and show your grown-up what you can do.

 

Have a brilliant day. smiley

 

See you soon.

Mrs Simmons

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Wednesday 15th July

 

Hello all,

 

Draw a picture of yourself, all grown up and ready to leave Reception and ready to start Year One, on your last page of your home school learning book. I would like you to write about your favourite Reception memories: what you liked to do in Reception and who you played with. This will be a lovely keepsake for you, sometime in the future, to look back to your time in Reception.

 

 

 

Please find below a copy of the Maths challenges (set five). Again, write the sums and your answers in your home school learning book.

 

 

 

I hope you have a fantastic day. smiley

 

See you soon.

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Thursday 16th July

 

Good morning Reception,

Invite your toys and the people you live with to an end of Reception Tea Party. Write invitations, plan party food, clothes and games.

Tomorrow will be your party day! 

 

 

This is your last maths task for the Reception year! Well done, you have done incredibly well. Right, let's do this! Here is your last set of the maths activity challenges. Have fun and give yourself not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4...but 5 silent cheers when you've completed it. smiley smiley smiley

 

 

Now you can breathe a sigh of relief! You have worked incredibly hard.

Enjoy the rest of your day and draw your last picture for me on Purple Mash. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Friday 17th July

 

 

Hello and Happy Friday,

 

Well you’ve come to your last day in Reception, you have been a fantastic class and I can’t wait to see you all properly soon! I am sorry that our time together got caught short and that we’re not all together today but we must all celebrate the end of this amazing year.

 

The only way we can do this, is by having a tea party! Gather your toys and family members, eat party food and play games! Finishing Reception will be a year you will always remember. Take a photograph to look back on, sometime in the future!

 

Have lots of fun! smiley

Take care and I will see you soon. 

Mrs Simmons

 

Week beginning Monday 6th July

 

(Here are all the daily learning tasks for this week, just scroll down to find each day)

Daily Learning Tasks- Monday 6th July

 

Good morning Reception,

 

It's Monday again, these weeks soon come round!

Virtual Sports Week

This week is our virtual sports week. Mrs Sharrock has sent a letter about it to your grown-ups. For those of you in school, myself and Mrs O'Keefe will be completing sporting challenges with you every day and then passing your scores onto Mrs Sharrock who will add them up for each house over the week. For those of you at home, once you have completed the challenge, please email me your scores through Purple Mash every day.  We have given you all a purple mash account where you can select computing and then 2email to send in your results from home.

**Here is a link to all of the information**

https://www.jamesbrindleyprimary.com/virtual-sports-week-2020/

 

Reception, looks what’s happened over the weekend! Please watch my video to see what’s happened to the caterpillars in their cocoons! How exciting! smiley

 

 

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I will be carefully releasing the butterflies today so look out for them in your gardens as you never know, they may fly past! If they do, please wave. For your English task today, I would like you to write a description of the butterflies in your home school learning book. 

 

This week, you are going to learn about time and the hours in a day. Start by watching the video below. If you have a teaching clock, use this too. Maybe you could match the times shown on the video? If you don't have a teaching clock, don't worry, you are going to make one tomorrow.

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KGQn48ppJ_Q

 

Discuss the following questions with your grown-up:

What time do you wake up in the morning?

What time do you eat lunch?

What time do you eat tea?

What time do you go to bed?

 

Draw a series of pictures showing your daily routines. Think about the things you do every day. This could be called: A day in the life of....( add your name). This will help you to understand the hours of a day.

 

 

Hope you all have a great day. smiley

Goodbye for now.

Mrs Simmons

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Tuesday 7th July

 

Hello and good morning,

 

Let’s warm up with a bit of ‘Let’s Dance Kidz’!
Jump! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52pdktAMDe4

Watch and enjoy he online story: ‘Pirates Love Underpants’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8_Y1bEzA8.

 

 

 

 

Discuss the story with your grown-up. What happened at the beginning if the story? What happened in the middle of the story? How did the story end?

Then use some old boxes, packaging and other materials to make a pirate accessory. It could be a treasure chest, a telescope, a sward or maybe even a parrot!

 

 

Once you've made your pirate accessory, can you describe it? What does it look like? What colour is it? Write your description in your home school learning book.

 

Following on from yesterday, draw a large clock on a piece of paper without any hands. Ask your grown-up to write the numbers on your clock, in the right places. You will place pencils or straws in the correct positions as hands. If you use pencils, find one short and one long pencil. If you use straws cut them to size. Parents: Ask your child to show you the given times on their clock by placing the hands in the correct places. Remind your child that the short hand should point to the hour and the long hand points to the minutes (and when the long hand points to 12, it is an o’clock).

Can you show me:

3 o’clock?

6 o’clock?

10 o’clock?

12 o’clock?

 

Ask questions like:

Which number should the hour hand be pointing to if it’s 3 o’clock?

When it’s an o'clock, where does the minute hand need to be pointing to?

 

Have a brilliant day. smiley

 

See you soon.

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Wednesday 8th July

 

Hello all,

 

For your English task today, I would like you to design and make a flag for your very own pirate ship. Write a sentence in your home school learning book about your design and what it means to you.

 

 

Join Rodd (in the link below) and learn more about the hours in a day. First Rodd challenges you to read the time shown on the clock face and then to count the bell bongs to tell the time. Finally, Rodd poses time questions based on nursery rhymes and fairy stories such as what time does Cinderella have to be home by?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zfn9jxs

 

Once you have watched the video, write the times on the o'clock cards Remember to draw the a short hand for the hour and a long hand for the minutes. Parents: if you're child struggles with telling the time to every hour, try to provide them with lots of opportunities over the summer holidays to tell the time. Consider letting them wear a cheap analogue watch to motivate them to tell the time.

 

Keep up the great work Reception. I hope you all have a lovely day. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Thursday 9th July

 

Good morning Reception,

 

Pirates always like to hide their treasure. Pretend you have hidden some treasure in your garden or outside area. Draw a treasure map and put an X to mark the spot where you have hidden the treasure. Then take your grown up on a treasure hunt. See how long it takes them to find the treasure. The treasure could be a treat or toy. Have fun!

 

 

As the end of this year is soon approaching, I would like you to recap all of your reception maths learning in the maths activity mat (given below). I will give you a different activity mat every day now for the next week. Record the number sentences and answers in your home school learning book.

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and I am looking forward to seeing what you've created on Purple mash today. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

 

 

 

Daily Learning Task- Friday 10th July

 

 

Hello and Happy Friday,

‘Ahoy matey, shiver me timbers, batten down the hatches’! Use the PowerPoint below to see if you can talk like a pirate.

 

 

 

Then read the pirate sentences below. Sound them out carefully.

 

 

Are you ready for the next Maths activity mat? I hope you managed to complete all the challenges yesterday. You will find today's questions below.

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend. smiley

Take care! Mrs Simmons

 

Week beginning Monday 29th June

 

(Here are all the daily learning tasks for this week, just scroll down to find each day)

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Monday 29th June

 

Good morning Reception,

 Did you have a good weekend? I hope you did. smiley

 

 We’re going to have a mini beast theme to our work this week. Do you know what a mini beast is? If not don’t worry, you’re about to find out!

Mini-beasts are simply small animals, like spiders, snails, ants, slugs, beetles, centipedes, worms, earwigs and caterpillars. Play the 'What am I?' mini beast description game (using the link below) to discover some more mini-beasts.

 

 

 

Then complete the mini beast word-search. You can print this or find the words on screen. Time yourself and see how long it takes you to find all the mini beast words.

 

For your maths task for today, teach your grown-up our days of the week song and remind yourself of the order. Make your own flashcards(with the days of the week on) and jumble them all up. See how long it takes you to put them back in the correct order.

 

Hope you all have a great day.

 

Goodbye for now.

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Tuesday 30th June

 

Hello and good morning,

 

Let’s warm up with a bit of ‘Let’s Dance Kidz’!
Footloose:

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

 Take a walk around your garden, park or outside area. What mini beasts can you find? Try looking under plant pots or stones, looking on leaves or bushes or around some plants and flowers. Record what you see. Draw pictures or make a list.

 

 

Using your results from your mini beast hunt earlier, create a tally chart showing how many of each type of mini beast you found. You could even go on to make your own pictogram, just like when you asked your friends and family which dinosaur was their favourite.

 

 

Have a brilliant day. smiley

 See you soon.

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Wednesday 1st July

 

Hello all,

The caterpillars I have been looking after have changed. Watch the video to see what’s happened now. Draw a picture and write a sentence describing what’s happened.

 

 

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Do you know the names of the all of the months in a year? How many do we have? Can you name any of them? Do you know which month you were born in? Do you know what month it is now? Sing along with the months of the year song (in the link below) and see if you can learn them all.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk

 

 

Once you have sung the song, make a list of the months of the year in your home school learning book. See if you can remember them all. You might want to draw seasonal pictures next to each month. For example, you may choose to draw Father Christmas next to December or show the sun shining in your picture of a month in the summer.

 

Keep up the great work Reception. I hope you all have a lovely day. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Task- Thursday 2nd July

 

Good morning Reception,

Start your day by listening to the story: ‘The Bad-tempered Ladybird'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH6UIYCRmAE

 

 

 

The bad-tempered ladybird is grumpy and not very kind to the other animals. Why don’t you try to be a friendly ladybird and do three kind things for someone who lives in your house. Write down what you did to be kind, in your home school learning book.

 

Today, I would like you to be a detective and solve some word problems. I have attached a doubling worksheet for you to use. Write your answers in your home school learning book. Remember that doubling is adding the same amount again, so for example: double 4 is 4 add another 4, which totals 8. You will need a grown-up to read the questions to you. Top tip: draw little pictures to help you work out the answers. The first question is: if a ladybird has 4 spots on one side and 4 spots on the other side, how many does she have in total? (double 4). I would suggest, you draw the ladybird with the correct number of spots and then count the spots to find the answer.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and I am looking forward to seeing what you've created on Purple mash today. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Friday 3rd July

 

 

Happy Friday all,

This is the last week that you will write in your bean diary! I hope your bean plant has really grown! Can you draw a picture and describe what it looks like now? I planted one too and mine has grown very tall.

 

Would like you to make a mini beast pebble by following the instructions below?

 

 

 

What would you like to make? If you make one, don’t forget to take a picture.

 

Today, you are going to do the opposite to doubling, you're going to be halving. Like yesterday, you are going to be a detective and solve the word problems. Today, you will need something to use as counters to help you solve the word problems. The counters could be any house-hold objects such as: coins, beads, dried pasta, chocolate buttons or lego bricks. The first question is: April made 6 cupcakes and she ate half of them. How many does she have left? Using your counters, find 6 and then split them into 2 equal groups to find half. Do the same for the rest of the questions.

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend. smiley

Take care! Mrs Simmons

 

Week beginning Monday 22nd June

 

(Here are all the daily learning tasks for this week, just scroll down to find each day)

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Monday 22nd June

 

Good morning Reception,

 

How was your weekend? I hope you feel refreshed and ready for another school week.

 

At home, I have had the pleasure of watching some tiny caterpillars turn into butterflies and I would like to share the experience with you. Watch my first video and write a description of what you could see and what the caterpillars were like.

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For your maths task today, I would like you to concentrate on the 10p coin. Use your jar again from Monday and ask your grown-up for some 10p coins (real, pretend or drawn).

Parents: Hold up a 10p coin. Count in 10s to 100, dropping 10p coins into a jar. Encourage your child to count along with you and then let them have a go on their own. (Again, if you haven't got the correct coins, make them)

 

 

 

Then complete the following questions:

What is 10p +10p? (reminding your child to count in 10s for this)

What is 10p+10p+10p?

What is 10p+10p+10p+10p+10p+10p?

What is 10p+10p+10p+10p?

 

Write your answers in your home school learning book.

 

Hope you all have a super day. smiley

 

Goodbye for now.

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Tuesday 23rd June

 

Hello and good morning,

 

Let’s warm up with a bit of ‘Let’s Dance Kidz’!
The Freeze Game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ebf3dGGdFg

Don't freeze for too long, as you have got lots of work to do!
 

Start the day by listening to the story ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’. Cody the caterpillar is nervous about changing into a butterfly and she wishes she could stay as a caterpillar forever! Will some encouragement from her mini beast friends help her to be brave? Join Cody as she learns to embrace her exciting transformation.

 

 

The Cautious Caterpillar Story.

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

 

Make a model or a picture of Cody- will you make Cody as a caterpillar or a butterfly? You could paint a picture or use play dough, empty packaging or building bricks to make a model. Once you have made Cody, I would like you to describe her in your home school learning book. Try and start every new sentence with a capital letter and end with a full stop.

 

 

 

Watch the even tops and the odd blocks in the 'Numberblocks' video below. Listen carefully as they explain what odd and even numbers are.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wzyD3qrWUc

 

In the video, the even tops explained that they are even numbers and the odd blocks explained that they are odd numbers. Using the flashcards to 10 (that you made a couple of weeks ago), see if you can sort the numbers into odd and even piles. When sorting, use some counters or house-hold objects to see what the numbers look like.  If you can split the number into 2s equally, showing that every counter has a friend and they become a pair, then you know it is an even number. If there is an odd one out, this means that the number is odd.

 

I hope you have a fantastic day. smiley

 

See you soon.

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Wednesday 24th June

 

Hello all,

Use the talk cards to discuss the story of ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ with your grown-up.

 

 

If you have the right ingredients at home, you could make Cody Butterfly Cupcakes. Find the recipe below.

 

 

Using the worksheet below, match the food items by drawing circles around them. Then write the number of items and say whether it is odd or even. The first one has been done for you, see if you can complete the rest. If you are unable to print this worksheet, draw the food or a circle to represent each food item, in your home school learning book.

 

Keep up the great work Reception. I hope you all have a fantastic day. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Thursday 25th June

 

Good morning Reception,

 

Start the day by watching my second caterpillar video .Put away your magnifying glass, you don't need it anymore!

 

 

 

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In the story, 'The Cautious Caterpillar',Cody changes into a butterfly. Ask your grown-up to help you find out some information about caterpillars or butterflies.  You could use information books or the internet for this. Can you write down 3 facts in your home school learning book? Remember to use finger spaces and full stops at the end of every sentence.

 

 

Today, I would like you to ask your grown-up for 10 individual socks (5 pairs) to use for your maths activity. Follow the below worksheet and count the socks, then pair them up. Is there an odd sock or are they all even, in pairs?  

First select 7 individual socks. Is there an odd one out? Is there an even or odd number of socks?

Then do the same for: 4 socks, 6 socks, 9 socks and 8 socks.

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and I am looking forward to seeing what you've created on Purple mash today. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Friday 26th June

 

 

It's Friday again! These Friday's soon come round.

 

Time to check on your bean plants and see if they have grown since last Friday! What differences can you see?

Please complete the next page of your dairy and show what it looks like now.

 

 

 

 

Today for your maths task, I would like you to draw some ladybirds, 3 with an even number of spots and 3 with an odd number of spots. Do this in your home school learning book. 

 

 

 

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend. smiley

Take care! Mrs Simmons

 

 

Week beginning Monday 15th June

 

(Here are all the daily learning tasks for this week, just scroll down to find each day)

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Monday 15th June

 

Good morning Reception,

 

Hope you had a great weekend and feel ready for this week's tasks. smiley

 

This week we’re going to learn about how to take care of the environment we live in.

Start by following Morris in the story called ‘The Messy Magpie’ (link below)

 

 

After you have read the story with your grown- up, use the talk cards below to discuss the story.

 

Today, we're going to start a series of lessons on money. Find a jar, mug or container and ask your grown-up for some real, pretend or drawn coins (you will need 20 coins). Then I would like you to count the coins in a jar.

Parents: Hold up a 1p coin. Count in 1s to 20, dropping 1ps into a jar as you do so. Encourage your child to count along with you and then have a go on their own.

 

Now count how many pennies are in a purse.

Parents: please put a selection of 1p coins in a purse and ask your child to count how many pennies they have altogether. Play this a few times until your child is confident.

I have attached an optional worksheet for you to complete, if you wish to. Ask your child to write the total number of pennies in each jar, including the pence symbol (e.g. 7p)

 

 

Hope you all have a great day.

Goodbye for now.

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Tuesday 16th June

 

Hello and good morning,

 

Let’s warm up with a bit of ‘Let’s Dance Kidz’!
Jump Up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52pdktAMDe4

 

In the story 'The Messy Magpie’, Morris realised he needs to take his rubbish to a recycling centre. Recycling centres recycle things like glass, cardboard and plastic. Have a look in your fridge and cupboards at home and see if you can find any items that can be recycled. Make a list of these in your home school learning book.

 

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For your maths task, ask your grown-up for a collection of coins (real, pretend or drawn). Play a game of: can you find...? See if you can find some of the coins your grown up asks you to point to.

 

Then use a wax crayon and a piece of plain paper to make rubbings over the coins (you do this by putting the coin under the paper and rubbing with the crayon on the paper over the coin). Look carefully at the different sizes and shapes.

 

 

 

Have a brilliant day. smiley

 

See you soon.

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Wednesday 17th June

Hello all,

 

Pretend you are Morris The Magpie and you have just realised that your collection of rubbish is hurting the Forrest. Draw Morris, a thought bubble, a speech bubble and a heart. See the example of this below.

Write one thing you are thinking in the thought bubble.

Write one thing you might say in the speech bubble.

Write three words to describe how you were feeling inside the heart.

 

 

Play a game of buried treasure with 1p, 2p and 10p coins.

Simply fill a tray or bowl with sand, rice, compost or flour. Then ask your grown up to hide the coins for you to find. When you find the coins sort them into piles and say the coin names. If the weather is dry this activity would be better outside as it can get a little bit messy.

 

Then have a go at counting different amounts of 2p coins. Parents: put a selection of 2p coins in a group and ask your child to count how many pennies they have altogether. Top tip: when counting 2p coins, tap each coin twice when counting.

 

Keep up the great work Reception. I hope you all have a lovely day. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Thursday 18th June

 

Good morning Reception,

Today, ask your grown- up if you can go on a nature walk. If you grown-up is busy, you could do this in your garden. Can you spot any flowers, plants and trees? Draw a picture and label all the wonderful things you see. Sound out carefully and try to write all of the sounds in the words. Use your pretend microphones to help you pick out all of the hidden sounds.

 

 

Using 1p and 2p coins, make the following amounts:

 

Can you make a total of 2p?

Can you make a total of 3p?

Can you make a total of 5p?

Can you make 7p?

Can you make 8p?

 

Extension: Can you make a total of 6p and a total of 10p but this time showing 2 different ways of making the same amount? For example, you can make 5p with 1p, 1p, 1p, 1p, 1p or 2p, 2p, 1p.

 

I have attached an optional worksheet: How much do the ice creams cost?

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and I am looking forward to seeing what you've created on Purple mash today. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Task- Friday 19th June

 

 

Good morning, It's Friday already! smiley

 

How is your bean plant getting on? Has it changed since last week?

It’s now time to complete page 2 (week 2) of your bean diary. Draw a picture and write a sentence underneath.

 

 

If you have time today, would you like to make a litterbug character from your own rubbish? Maybe you could use a plastic milk bottle for a body and cardboard tubes for arms and legs? What could you use for the eyes? And don’t forget to give him a name.

 

 

Today, I would like you to set up your own shop, using sweets, cakes or small toys. Put price tags on every item. All items must be less than 10p. If your grown-up is free, ask them to be the shop owner and you can then play the role of being the customer. Use 1p, 2p and 10p coins to pay for your items. Have fun pretending to spend your money. Why not visit the shop a few times and try to use different coins.

Extension: If you are ready for the next challenge, start selling more expensive items in your shop.

 

 

I hope you have a great weekend. Enjoy a well-deserved rest (this includes your grown-ups!) smiley

 

Take care! Mrs Simmons

 

Week beginning Monday 8th June

 

(Here are all the daily learning tasks for this week, just scroll down to find each day)

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Monday 8th June

 

Good morning Reception,

 

Did you have a good weekend? I hope you did.

 

Today, you will all receive a special delivery of a magical bean, pot and some compost. Miss Burton is going to deliver this to your house. For her safety and yours, please do not come to the door but wave to her from the window. When she has been, I would like you to decorate your pot and explain in writing,in your home school learning book, what resources you used and how you decorated it. You will plant your seed later on in the week.

 

Using the greedy monster worksheet below and a dice, complete the subtractions.

The monster is very greedy and likes to eat lots of food. Roll the dice to see how many pieces of food he will eat. Work out how many are left after he has eaten some. Write the calculations in your home school learning book.

 

Have a lovely day! smiley

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Task- Tuesday 9th June

 

Hello and good morning,

 

Let’s warm up with a bit of ‘Let’s Dance Kidz’!
Get Ready to Wiggle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm1Tiw4Y0Es

Log in to Espresso andwatch the Happy Plants video (in the link below) to find out what plants need to grow. An adult will need to help you to do this:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/news/video/item1265575/gradef/index.html?source=search-all-F-all-all&sourcekeywords=what%20plants%20need%20to%20grow

 

Username - student22316

Passwords- abc123

 

Once you have watched the video, make a poster explaining what plants need to grow. Remember to use finger spaces and full stops at the end of every sentence.

 

Now help Framer Phil and solve the subtraction word problems. Please open the worksheet below for this. Your grown-up may need to help you read the word problems and see if you can solve them on your own.

 

Have a brilliant day.smiley

Mrs Simmons 

 

See you soon.

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Wednesday 10th June

 

 

Hello all,

 

Now you know what plants need to grow, I think you’re ready to plant your own!

 

With your grown-up, plant your magical bean in your beautifully decorated pot. Once potted, write step by step instructions, explaining how you did this.Sound out carefully and try to write all of the sounds in the words. Use your pretend microphones to help you pick out all of the hidden sounds.

 

 

 

Open the worksheet below to see your maths work for today. The teddy bears love going to the baker’s shop to buy current buns. How many current buns are in the shop? Then count how many the teddy bear takes away? Can you draw or write your answers in your home school learning book?

 

Keep up the great work Reception. smiley I hope you all have a wonderful day and don't forget to look after your potted seed. 

 

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Thursday 11th June

 

Good morning Reception,

Have you watered your bean seed this morning? If not, with your grown-up, go and give it some water (just enough to make the compost moist). Have you put it somewhere where it will get lots of sunlight? Well done, I’m sure your bean plant will start to grow very soon.

 

With your grown-up, read the bean plant life cycle PowerPoint below and you will learn all about the different stages of a bean plant. This is what will hopefully happen to yours.

Draw a picture of a bean life cycle in your home school learning book.

 

 

Complete the hungry monkey taking away activity below and see if you can solve the subtraction word problems. Hungry monkey eats some bananas. How many are left?

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and I am looking forward to seeing what you've created on Purple mash today. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Friday 12th June

 

 

Hello and Happy Friday,

Today I would like you to make a bean diary and complete the first page for week 1. Draw a picture of what your bean plant looks like now and write a sentence below. I have attached an optional bean diary for you to use, if you wish to.

Every Friday you are going to observe the changes and complete the next page in your dairy. Once the dairy is complete, you can keep it as a memory of this time, when you completed all your school work at home. We’re doing exactly the same at school.

 

 

Open the worksheet below, can you write a number sentence about the teddy bears? How many are in the bed? How many have fallen out? How many are there altogether? What did you notice about all of the totals? Yes, they are all number bonds to 10, well done!

 

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend. smiley

Take care! Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Friday 22nd May

 

Hello and good morning,

 

 

In the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, Hamish the cat felt scared when he had to go into the basket. What could you do to make Hamish feel better? Draw a picture and write a sentence underneath.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed finding 2 more than a given number yesterday, now it's time to find 2 less than a given number. Again, I have attached an optional worksheet for you to complete if you wish to. This worksheet shows you the sums I would like you to complete. Write the sums in your home school learning book.

Next week is your May half term holiday, so I will not be posting any daily English and Maths activities for you to complete. Please have a well-deserved rest, before we go into our final half term of Reception. You have all worked incredibly hard and I am very proud of you!

 

Have a lovely break. smiley

Take care! Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Thursday 21st May

 

Good morning Reception,

 

Let’s warm up with a bit of ‘Let’s Dance Kidz’!
A Pirate You Shall Be:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe_HDfdmnaM

 

 

How are you getting on with the Reception Key Words I set last Thursday? Maybe you could spend 5 minutes reading these now?

 

In the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, Mr Grinling has to go to the lighthouse come rain or shine. Can you draw what he would need to wear on a rainy day and what he would need to wear on a sunny day? Once finished please label the items of clothing. Sound out carefully and try to write all of the sounds in the words. Use your pretend microphone to help you pick out all of the hidden sounds.

 

 

A couple of weeks ago in Maths, you found 1 less and 1 more than a given number. Today, I would like to take this a little bit further, please find 2 more than a given number. I have attached an optional worksheet below, which shows you the sums to complete. You could write these sums in your home school learning book.

Enjoy the rest of your day and I am looking forward to seeing what you've created on Purple mash today. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Wednesday 20th May

 

Hello all,

 

In the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, Mr Grinling has a very busy day. Write down one thing he does in the morning, one thing he does during the day and one thing he does at night-time. Use your home school learning book for this. Remember to use finger spaces and full stops at the end of every sentence.

 

Today, I would like you to count in tens. As you will remember we did a lot of this before we started learning from home.  Watch this video below to remind you how to count in 10s to 100!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmEe0-_ex8&vl=en

 

Once you have watched the video, show your grown-up how to play the 10 times table tennis game. You serve first and then swap over with your grown-up. Then write your ten times table in your home school learning book (10, 20 ...)

I have attached an optional counting in 10s cutting and sticking activity below for you to use, if you wish to.

 

Keep up the great work Reception. I hope you all have a lovely day. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Tuesday 19th May

 

Hello and good morning,

 

Let’s warm up with a bit of ‘Let’s Dance Kidz’!
The Monkey Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpdRc9L97TY


 

Today, I would like you to draw a picture or create a model of a lighthouse. Choose two colours and decorate your lighthouse with a repeating stripy pattern, just like Mr Grinling’s lighthouse. Then see how many describing words you can think of to describe yours and write them in your home school learning book.

 

 

Made out of an empty drinking bottle

 

Made out of an empty toilet roll.

 

Made out of a plastic cup.

 

For Maths, please make a rainbow to show your number bonds to 10. Please see the attachment below for an example of this.  Once you have created a rainbow, see if you can write all the number bonds to 10 below.

 

 

Have a brilliant day. smiley

 

See you soon.

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Task- Monday 18th May

 

Good morning Reception,

 

Did you have a good weekend? I hope you did.

 

It’s time for us to enjoy a new story! I have chosen a very popular story this week that you may have heard before. If you have a copy of the book, have a go at turning the pages and following the text while listening to the story.

Here is the link to ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by David and Ronda Armitage.

 

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg

 

Once you have listened to the story, write a shopping list for the ingredients you would need to make your favourite sandwich.

 

When it’s lunchtime, help your grown-up make lunch. When making lunch, talk to your grown-up about how to stay safe in the kitchen.

 

For your Maths task today, see how many different ways you can make the number 5. So, for example: 1+4=5. These are called number bonds to 5. I have attached an optional ‘number bonds to 5’ adding machine worksheet for you to use, if you wish to.

Hope you all have a great day. I will post again tomorrow.

 

Goodbye for now. smiley

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Friday 15th May

 

Good morning Reception and Happy Friday!

 

This morning, I would like to find out how in-tune you are with aliens! The aliens of 'Alien School' have sent me some words to read! I’m ashamed to say it, but I can’t read them very well. Can you help me? Have a go at reading the alien words below using your phonic knowledge to help you.

As an extension activity, would you like to do some more handwriting practise? What letters are in the 'Long ladder family'? Can you write them all (l, t, u, j, y)? Watch this video to help you. Long ladder letters are known for their straight lines.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/zcd9jty

 

Patents: for your child's maths task today, I would like you to find 3D shapes around your home that the children could label with the correct 3D shape name. Write labels and see if your child can find the 3D shapes with clues from you. You may give your child clues such as: There is a sphere in the garden and a cylinder in the food cupboard.

 

 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. smiley

Mrs Simmons.

Daily Learning Tasks- Thursday 14th May

 

Good morning all.

 

Your task this morning is to pick your favourite Alien out of the story ‘Welcome to Alien School’ and describe it. Draw a picture and write a couple of sentences underneath. What does your favourite alien look like? Why is it your favourite? 

 

 

Today, I have attached the next set of Reception Key Words.

The aim is that you will learn to read all of the Reception Key Words from sight by the end of the school year. 

Parents: the Reception Key Words are all high frequency words and therefore reading these by sight speeds up the fluency during reading. Please cut out the words, laminate or stick onto card, and then practise them regularly.

 

A few ideas for learning these Key Words:

  • Hide words for your child to find.
  • Read words against the clock (as many as your child can read in a minute).
  • Put words in a box and play pass the parcel, reading the words as the box lands on each player.
  • Put words on the stairs and read them on the way up to bed each night.
  • Write words in chalk in the garden.

 

For your Maths task today, I would like you to learn the names for these 3D shapes.

What 3D shape names can you remember? What objects do they remind you of? 

Watch this video about 3D shapes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon. smiley

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Task- Wednesday 13th May

 

Hello and good morning,

 

How is it the middle of the week already? The days are going very quickly.

Today, I would like you to think of some questions that you would like to ask Albie about his time at Alien School. I would like you to write your questions in your home school learning book. Remember to use a question mark at the end of every question.

 

Before you begin writing your questions to Albie, watch this video on Espresso. It explains what question marks are and when and where we should use them.  Click the link below and log in as:

Username-student22316

Password- abc123

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item911476/grade1/module910313/collection911472/section911474/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=when%20to%20use%20a%20question%20mark

 

For your maths task today, I would like you to name all of the 2D shapes below.

You can print the worksheet or name the shapes on screen. Once you have named them all, can you count how many sides they have?

I hope you have fun writing questions to Albie and naming the 2D shapes.  

 

See you all soon. smiley

 

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Tuesday 12th May

 

Good morning Reception,

 

What a lot of lovely pictures you've created on Purple Mash. I really enjoy seeing your artwork and messages too! This is always the highlight of my day.

 

For your English task today, I would like you to design and draw a new school uniform for members of alien school. Once you have drawn the uniform, I would like you to describe it. What colour is it? What do the boys wear? What do the girls wear? What is the uniform made out of?

 

For your Maths task today, please have a look at the picture below and count how many different shapes you can see. Try to remember all the shape names from yesterday.

 

Click on document below to see a bigger version of this.

Then go on a shape hunt around your home and make a tally chart showing how many different shapes you find. I have attached an optional worksheet below for this. Happy hunting!

 

See you soon.smiley

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Task- Monday 11th May

 

Good morning all,

 

I hope you all had a great long weekend and enjoyed VE Day.

 

Today I would like you to start by listening to the story ‘Welcome to Alien School’ by Caryl Hart.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7q9Yby6WTg

 

Did you enjoy it? Alien school is very different to our school isn’t it? For your English task today, I would like to you make a list of all the similarities and differences between Alien School and our school. What things are the same? What things are different?

 

As an extension activity, would you like to do some handwriting practise? What letters are part of the ‘Robot arm family’?

Can you write them all? (r, b,n, h, b,k, p). Watch the video below to help you. Remember that they all start by going straight down.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/z8qb97h

 

 

For your Maths task today, open the 2D shape PowerPoint below and say what you can see. Click on the button at the bottom of each slide to reveal the shape’s name. How many can you get right?

As a challenge, can you make some 2D shapes using house-hold items such as: pencils, lollipop sticks or tooth picks? Have a look at the picture below for examples of this. 

 

Enjoy the rest of your day and I am looking forward to seeing what you've created on Purple mash today.

 

Mrs Simmons smiley

Daily Learning Tasks- Thursday 7th May

 

Hi Reception,

I have really enjoyed seeing all the photographs you have been sending over to Mrs Renshaw. She has been sending them to me and making me smile. Keep up the amazing work, I am very proud of you all!

 

For your English tasks today, I would like you to write a review for the story ‘Back to Earth with a bump’. I have attached a review writing frame for you to use if you wish to. I would like you to include the following parts:

Where is the story set?

Who is the main character?

What happens at the beginning of the story?

What happens in the middle of the story?

How does the story end?

 

 

For your maths task today, please complete a space addition and subtraction puzzle. Parents please select the appropriate worksheet for your child’s ability. For numbers up to 10, see page 5 of the space themed activity booklet and for numbers to 20 please see the separate worksheet below.

 

Optional VE Day Activities

Tomorrow is VE day so I will not be posting any English and Maths for you to complete. Below is a little bit of information on what VE day is and a few activities for you to enjoy, if you wish to complete them.

 

VE Day (or 'Victory in Europe Day') marks the end of World War Two. On May 8th 1945, the prime minister told everybody that the war had come to an end. Everyone was extremely happy that the fighting had stopped and they held big celebrations and street parties. Tomorrow is the 8th May, so it will be exactly 75 years since the end of World War Two. Here are some pictures from the first 'Victory in Europe Day' back in 1945. Can you see the little girls holding up the Union Jack flag and the families having a street party?

 

                                                           

 

 

Are you feeling creative? If so, why not have a go at decorating your house ready for VE Day by making some flags or bunting?  Or maybe you would like to make a spitfire aeroplane glider? Or you could design a medal for a soldier or colour in a picture? You can find templates for all of these activities below.

 

Have fun celebrating VE day with your families tomorrow. If you make any decorations or complete any of the VE day activities, please take some photographs, as I would love to see these when we return to school. I do hope you all have a lovely long weekend.

Take care all and I will see you soon.smiley

Mrs Simmons

 

Daily Learning Tasks- Wednesday 6th May

 

Hello all,

 

Start your day with a Joe Wicks workout or dance along with the Kidz Bop Kids.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w9R8UpLtbs

 

I hope you found this activity woke you up and now you feel ready for the day ahead of you. It certainly woke me up yesterday!

 

Hal enjoys travelling around in space in the story ‘Back to Earth with a bump’. So today I would like you to pretend you are Hal and write a postcard from space. This postcard could be written to one of Hal’s friends or family members. Explain in your postcard where you are and what it is like in space. I have attached a postcard template below for you to use, if you wish to. Have fun writing a postcard all the way from outer space!

 

 

 

After you have listened to the story, I would like you to design and draw your own dinosaur. Think about whether it will have a short or long neck, spikes, scales or feathers and what its tail will be like. When you know what it will look like, I would like you to draw a picture and write a description underneath. You may choose to give your dinosaur a name too.

 

 

For your Maths task today, please solve the dinosaur word problems below. Use household objects and your fingers to help you count.

  1. If there are 10 dinosaurs in a swamp and 3 more join them, how many have you got altogether?
  2. A Stegosaurus eats 5 leaves and the Brachiosaurus eats 3 leaves. How many leaves do they eat altogether?
  3. The Tyrannosaurus Rex has 12 teeth, the Triceratops has 10 teeth. Which dinosaur has more teeth? Extension: How many more teeth does he have?
  4. A dinosaur has 6 eggs and only 2 nests to put them in. How many eggs will go in each nest, when shared equally? (Top tip: draw the nests and eggs to help you solve this problem.)

 

I hope you've all received your Purple Mash log ins. Why not log in today and draw me a picture. Save it to your tray and I will have a look later!

 

Keep up the great work Reception and have a fantastic day.smiley

Mrs Simmons

Daily Learning Tasks- Friday 24th April

 

Good morning Reception and Happy Friday! These Fridays soon come round.

 

Your English task today is to retell the story ‘Sharing a shell’. I would like you to do this by making a mini book. I would recommend that you fold an A4 piece of paper in half. You will then have a front cover, 2 pages in the middle and a page on the back.

 

Please include the following:

Front cover- the title and picture.

1st page: a picture and sentence about the beginning of the story.

2nd page: a picture and sentence about the middle of the story.

3rd page: a picture and a sentence about the end of the story.

 

 

I can’t wait to see your story books soon. Have fun creating them!

 

Your maths task today is to complete the capacity and volume sheet below.

Remember:

Capacity is how much a container can hold.

Volume is a measure of the size of the container.

 

Have fun today and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Stay safe and take care! 

Mrs Simmons smiley

Useful Links

 

Oxford Owl Reading

 

 

Here is a link to a free online reading scheme with a variety of children's e-books.

(click on the picture to begin)

 

Phonicsplay

 

 

Click on the picture to access free phonics games.

Username: march20  Password: home

 

 

 

          Songs

 

Sing a long to our Jolly Phonics songs. Click the picture to start singing!

Here is a catchy song to help you learn our tricky words.

Reception having lots of fun outside.

Sharing our 'All about me' bags.

Reception have enjoyed doing Cosmic Yoga on Fridays.

Reception have been busy making rainbow fish hand puppets.

After reding the story 'Handa's Surprise' Reception tried lots of new fruits.

Our first three days in Reception.

Maths In Reception! The opportunities are endless...

Our Reception Outdoor Vision!

 

The EYFS states: 

• ‘Being outdoors has a positive impact on children's sense of well-being and helps all aspects of children's development. 

• Being outdoors offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors.

 • It gives children first-hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world. 

• Outdoor environments offer children freedom to explore, use their senses, and be physically active and exuberant.’ 

 

We are looking to improve our outdoor area to make it exciting and inviting for our wonderful children. We need your help! 

We would be very grateful for anything you could donate to us and it would be highly beneficial for our children to explore and investigate with such open ended resources! Together with our caretaker we want create and build some amazing structures for our children and build up our outdoor area.

Attached are various inspirational pictures from our school Outdoor Vision and a google page for you to visit to help understand the types of equipment we are looking for and how we would use it.

 

Examples include..

Crates (wood/plastic)

Pipes

Tyres

Buckets

Wheelbarrows

Bricks

Tubes

Bottles

Planks of wood (all sizes)

Plant pots

Soil

Guttering

Shovels

Natural materials stones, shells, straw etc

Wheels

Water trays

Cable reels

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