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Home learning - activities and website ideas

Summer Term 2 - Week 6 ideas (You may recognise these, you may wish to complete the ones your child hasn't already done or repeat the ones they have).

Summer Term 2 - Week 5 ideas 

                                    Musycling

Here are some useful website links that can be used to support home learning.

See below for the daily planning. 

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This week our star is...

*  Henry S - Henry has been working super hard over the past few weeks! He has a fantastic attitude to learning and should be very proud of himself.

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Some children have felt a bit uninspired by the occasional Whiterose maths activity. If you are finding that they are feeling this way, then here are some alternative ideas to keep their maths skills going. 

Monday

EnglishWatch my Tapestry video of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. A story is like a sandwich.The beginning and end are the two slices of bread and the centre is the filling – the exciting middle part where all the action takes place. Without the bread the sandwich would fall apart, so we must have a clear beginning and ending to make the story work.

Activity – Complete the story sandwich here. You don’t need to print this off as you can simply write the answers in your exercise book.

MathsWhiterose home learning online - Day 1 - Follow the link here.

I think we are all familiar with this book now! Have a look back on Tapestry when I read it to you. You might wish to listen to The Dinosaur that pooped the past here on YouTube.

Activity – Rocket making and packing a lunchbox.

Phonics This week we are recapping our sounds and tricky words each day. You may wish to focus on just a few you find tricky or recap them all! We will also be having a big reading focus over the next two weeks. You may wish to print off a reading chart here and receive the certificate once you have completed it!

Activity – Review your sounds and tricky words. Maybe you would like to make flash cards and hide them around the house to find.

Activity – Read a book from your bookshelf at home or one of the books we sent home from school. Add a sticker to your chart once you have done!

 

Tuesday

EnglishPicturing the panorama.

Activity – Read the extract using your phonics. Create a collage of the setting using appropriate colours. Add descriptive labels to your collage. E.G. a white, small cottage. The author hasn’t described the cliffs, the sea, the wire, the boat or the lighthouse. Can you write a description and add these to your collage?

MathsWhiterose home learning online - Day 2 - Follow the link here.

I think we are all familiar with this book now! Have a look back on Tapestry when I read it to you. You might wish to listen to The Dinosaur that pooped the past here on YouTube.

Activity –  Pattern and dinosaur making.

Phonics Review and read.

Activity – Review your sounds and tricky words. Maybe you would like to create a poster on the sounds/tricky words you find tricky and stick it to your fridge. When you get a snack from the fridge can you identify them all first?

Activity – Read a book from Oxford Owl eBooks. Add a sticker to your chart once you have read one!

 

Wednesday

EnglishThe cheeky seagulls.

Activity – How many seagulls were featured in the story? What were their names? Draw the correct number of seagulls and label who is who. Now think about what they might be saying and what questions they could be asking each other. Draw a speech bubble for each seagull. Try and include exclamation marks and question marks in your writing.

Activity - You might like to listen to some seagulls here. It certainly reminded me of going to the seaside!

MathsWhiterose home learning online - Day 3 - Follow the link here.

I think we are all familiar with this book now! Have a look back on Tapestry when I read it to you. You might wish to listen to The Dinosaur that pooped the past here on YouTube.

Activity – Counting poop planets.

Phonics Review and read.

Activity – Review your sounds and tricky words. Maybe you would like to chalk these on the pavement outside.

Activity – Read a book from Oxford Owl eBooks. Add a sticker to your chart when you have read a book!

 

Thursday

EnglishGrace Darling.

Activity - Watch the true story of Grace Darling on this BBC link.

Activity - Write the following answers to these questions in full sentences. You might have to do a bit of extra research!

Who was Grace Darling?

Why is she famous?

What was the name of the lighthouse she lived in?

When did she die?

What other interesting facts do you know about Grace Darling?

MathsWhiterose home learning online - Day 4 - Follow the link here.

I think we are all familiar with this book now! Have a look back on Tapestry when I read it to you. You might wish to listen to The Dinosaur that pooped the past here on YouTube.

Activity – Doubling and sharing.

Phonics Review and read.

Activity – Review your sounds and tricky words. Maybe you would like to create an outdoor run with the sounds/tricky words. Stick them up around the outdoors and run to the sound called out.

Activity – Listen to a story being told from Puffin Storytime. Why not have a listen to a chapter book! Discuss what you liked/disliked about the book. Add a sticker to your chart once you have!

 

Friday

English Lighthouse making.

Activity – Have you seen a lighthouse before? Use the internet to research different lighthouses. What is the same/different about them? Create a 3D lighthouse using recycling materials! Why not paint it too!

MathsWhiterose home learning online - Day 5 - Follow the link here.

I think we are all familiar with this book now! Have a look back on Tapestry when I read it to you. You might wish to listen to The Dinosaur that pooped the past here on YouTube.

Activity – Volcano and planet making. Grouping.

Phonics Review and read.

Activity – Review your sounds and tricky words. Maybe you would like to choose two sounds and stick them at opposite ends of the room. When a word is called out, run to the correct sound that is found in the word called out. You could do this with 2 or 4 sounds!

Activity – Listen and read a story on the Book Trust website. Discuss what you liked/disliked about the book. Talk about the characters in the book. Can you retell the story to someone? Add a sticker to your chart once you have!

 

 

 

Miss-Bird

Who Works in Cherry Tree Class?

Our class teacher is Miss Bird.

We are lucky enough to have Mrs Walters and Mrs Reale working with us as our Teaching Assistants. Mrs Walters works every Monday and Tuesday in our class whilst Mrs Reale works with us every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

 

Our Topic this Half Term

Our reception long-term plan can be found here: 
Reception – Overview

Our year 1 long-term plan can be found here:
Year 1 - Overview

Our year 1 Medium-term plan can be found here:
Medium Term -Overview

Please keep up to date with what we have been up to below!

Reception Homework

Each child has a plastic wallet in their book bags. The plastic wallet contains the following:

  • Yellow phonics book - this contains the phonic sounds we have been taught for your child to consolidate their learning at home.
  • Blue maths book - this is an opportunity for your child to practise their number formation.
  • Red reading record - a communication book between school and home in regards to their reading. 
  • In Friday's weekly newsletter that is sent out via Schoolping, there will be suggested interactive activities that follow on from our learning in school.

Our Timetable

Reception and Year 1 children have slightly different timetables.

Key information for reception:

         -Show and tell will be on Monday

Key information for Year 1:

        - Spellings are on Monday

Key information for both reception and Year 1:

        - P.E. will be on Tuesday and Wednesday
              -On both days we will be working on key skills with support                  from a Leeds Rhinos Rugby coach

Please see the following link for our Reception timetable and Year 1 timetable. 

Year 1 Homework

Each child has a plastic file in their book bags. The plastic file contains the following:

  • Spelling book - On Monday their new spelling is is given out and they have a test on the previous list.
  • Maths homework is set on Thursday and is sent home in their book bags.
  • Wordlists and reading is ongoing.

What do we Learn as Reception Children?

The Early Years curriculum is divided into 3 prime areas which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development, and 4 specific areas which are Literacy, Maths, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we provide opportunities for children to learn through practical and purposeful play. Our reception classroom offers continuous learning provision both inside and out. The learning environment is guided by the children’s interest and will be adapted to suit their current curiosities; themes previously covered include pirates, Star-wars and superheroes.

Our Outdoor Learning Area

Our outdoor learning area provides the children with great opportunities to learn though the different areas of the EYFS curriculum with a particular focus on maths. Our mathematical aim is to offer concepts such as capacity, length and problem-solving to be investigated on a larger scale that is not accessible indoors by using resources such as water play, ‘mud kitchen’ and den building apparatus. Learning through play encourages the children to not only use the mathematical language taught but also develop an understanding of how to apply their new skills through practical play. Further to the mathematical opportunities, the children at St Mary’s have scope to develop an understanding of teamwork, cooperation and the importance of harmonious relationships through utilisation of the new outdoor equipment.

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