Information Letter regarding the return to school in June
Mrs Wilkinson –
Good Morning! I don’t seem to have had many replies to the letter explaining our plans on the website. I have attached it below. Once you have read the information, I need to know for definite, as soon as possible, whether you will be sending your Reception, Year 1 or Year 6 child after the half term break. This will allow me to plan staffing and also to send you the more detailed information you will need for Thursday 4th June
Please read the Letter attached below.
Thursday 21st May
Today is Thinking Thursday and I want us to think all about bees, yesterday was World Bee Day!I want you to find out information about bees using books, the internet or asking adults and siblings about them.
Try to find out why they are important and what they do. You could draw a picture of bees doing their job, make a poster all about bees or maybe even create your own book about bees.
Keep a look out for them, they are very busy at the moment!
Remember to BEE HAPPY
Wednesday 20th May
Today is a lovely sunshiny day…Why not spread the smiles and happiness with an act of kindness. Below is a link to some ideas to try.
Tuesday 19th May
Today I would like you to talk about food that you think is healthy and food that you think is unhealthy. Try to explain to an adult why it is healthy or unhealthy and why some food is not good for us.
Draw a picture of 5 of your favourite fruit and vegetables. You could even try to label your picture!
When you are drawing or writing remember to hold your pencil correctly.
Watch Barnaby sing the 5 a day song on the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011lbd4
You can play guess the vegetable using the following link.https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/our-family-vegetable-quiz
Monday 18th May
Try this fun ‘Guess Who’ maths task below. It helps build on memory as well as developing your maths skills.
Click on the link below
Friday 15th May
Today I would like you to focus on your writing skills again. I would like you to write a caption for the picture attached below. Make sure you use finger spaces and your phonic knowledge to sound out. If you use a HF word make sure you spell it correctly.
Thursday 14th May
Today I would like the children to think about school, please ask them the following questions or something similar. What do you remember about school?
Who are your best friends at school?
Why are they your friends?
What do you miss about school?
What is your favourite thing to play with?
Do we have any rules in school?
Now please draw a picture of you in school either with all your friends, teachers or doing your favourite thing at school.
I look forward to hearing the answers and seeing the pictures on Tapestry.
Wednesday 13th May
Keep working on those important Maths skills Reception.
Can you find half of….
You can use the pom poms in your pack or other items around your house that may be good for counting.
Tuesday 12th May
Today is Talking Tuesday with a little bit of science.
Please ask the children the following questions ( I do not expect them to know the answers) :
1. Do you like bath time? Why?
2. Would you enjoy having a cold bath? Why?
3. How do we get the water to be warm?
4. What do you have to do every night before bed and every morning when you get up?
5. How is toothpaste made?
Now watch the following clip by clicking on the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07w58zw/maddies-do-you-know-series-1-9-hot-water-and-toothpaste
Now discuss the video with the children, such as what they learnt, you can ask the children questions during the video to help with their understanding.
Please draw a picture of you brushing your teeth and label the picture.
Monday 11th May
I hope you had a lovely weekend.
I would like you to work on your writing skills today. It is important that we keep going with this skill as we are aiming to be able to write a sentence by the end of Reception. We can do it!
I’d like you to write two sentences about an interesting object. This could be something in your garden, around the house, your favourite toy etc.
Don’t forget finger spaces and to use your phonic knowledge to help you sound out.
You can do it!
Thursday 7th May
It’s here! Day 4 of the maths challenge : )
Wednesday 6th May
Click on the link below to discover day three of the Very Hungry Caterpillar maths session. Enjoy : )
Tuesday 5th May
Hungry Caterpillar maths continued. Click on the link below to access this fun maths activity. I think you will enjoy this one!
May the 4th be with you! : )
Today I would like you to have a go at this new maths challenge on the White Rose Maths Hub.
Read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and then do the tasks that are linked to the story. If you don’t have the story to hand then there is a video clip on you tube of the story.
The website link is below…. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
Tomorrow’s exciting event online with Book Trust!
Are you ready for Pyjamarama? A great way to spend the day celebrating the bedtime story and booksharing in your pyjamas.
Friday 1st May will be a fun-filled festival of stories online for children and families at home. Join us at 10am on Friday 1st May https://www.bradford.gov.uk/…/…/online-story-and-rhyme-time/ for stories in pyjamas.
Other activities online at www.booktrust.org.uk
Thursday 30th April
It’s Estimation time!
We have learnt a little about how to estimate in our maths sessions but we have only touched on it and it is an important skill we need to learn in Reception. We described estimation as a ‘sensible guess’ at how many there are and then we check our answer by counting the objects we estimated.
With this in mind I have attached a fun Estimation activity for you to have a go! I look forward to seeing it on Tapestry so I can collect evidence for this particular skill.
Wednesday 29th April
Todays Challenge is a physical challenge for Workout Wednesday, you also need to be a little bit creative and use your imagination!
First you need to warm up your body by doing some exercises. You could jog on the spot, do some start jumps, hop on the spot, do high knees and stretch your muscles. When you are warmed up and your heart is beating you are ready!
I would like you to pretend to be a variety of different animals and move in different ways.
Here are some example:
Slither like a snake
Gallop like a horse
Jump like a frog
Walk sideways like a crab
Walk like a dog
Hop like a bunny
Crawl like a tortoise
Now see if you can come up with some of your own. I have also attached a link to a really fun video which is a workout but also tells you about nocturnal animals. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmnby/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-5-night-time
I cannot wait to see the videos!
Tuesday 28th April
We have been very lucky with the weather recently but today the sunshine has gone in so I thought it may be useful to share some ideas for learning and indoor activities. These are optional and could be used to inspire other ideas.Click the attachment below for some ideas and activities…
Phonics News and Useful Resources
I am pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education.
During the summer term, you will be able to access for your child a daily phonics lesson by clicking on Letters and Sounds for home and school.
Please see the letter for parents attached below on how to access these fantastic phonics resources.
Monday 27th April
Good morning! I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Today I would like you to challenge yourself with your phonics. Can you do the flashcards that were in your pack or one of the phonics games in your pack like the buried treasure game.
The buried treasure game can also be accessed for free on www.phonicsplay.co.uk along with other fun phonics games.
Have fun reading!
Friday 24th April
Today I would like you to have a go at halving amounts.
See if you can solve the following…
Half of 4 is ____
Half of 2 is _____
Half of 6 is ______
Half of 10 is ______
It is up to you how you choose to work these out. Remember to show your work on Tapestry.
Have a lovely weekend Reception
Thursday 23rd April
Today I would like you to have a go at doubling numbers.
See if you can solve the following…
It is up to you how you choose to work these out. Remember to show your work on Tapestry.
Wednesday 22nd April
Following on from Mrs Metcalfe’s task linked to Workout Wednesday, you could also go on GO Noodle for some additional dance or exercise.
There are even some relaxation exercises you could try after your workout too.
Tuesday 21st April
Continuing our learning of High Frequency words, here are some suggested activities and games that you might find good fun. Have a go!
Click the links below:
Let me know by posting a picture on Tapestry which ones you tried and had fun playing.
Monday 20th April
I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine.
Today I would like you to write four silly sentences with the high frequency words he, she, was, we.
For example, ‘He is on the moon.’ ‘She has green hair.’
They can be as silly as you like, just like when we do this activity in class. Remember to use your phonic knowledge and try to think of words to use in your sentence that you know how to write and words that include the phase 2/3 digraphs and trigraphs we have learnt.
Don’t forget to hold your pencil correctly and use finger spaces.
Friday 17th April
Happy Friday Reception,
Well done if you have completed yesterdays creative challenge with the cardboard box. I have enjoyed seeing these on Tapestry. If you haven’t managed this yet, it is an idea you could do on a rainy day!
Today I would like you to work on your rhyming skills. We have read lots of stories with a rhyming pattern and done lots of work around rhyme in class.
In this challenge, you have to look at the pictures and circle the pictures that rhyme. You can access this challenge by clicking on the document below.
Have fun and have a lovely weekend,
Thursday 16th April
Today I would like you to get creative. Below is a fun attachment of different ways to transform a cardboard box. Use this as inspiration and let your imaginations go wild.
Click the link below to get inspired!
Wednesday 15th April
What a beautiful, sunny Wednesday Reception. Today, I would like you to have some fun with a camera and go on a scavenger hunt. Look at the document below to find out what you need to discover and take pictures of. Try and get outdoors in the garden to take your photographs and enjoy the sunshine. Think about the distance you are taking the photograph – will it be close up or far away?
If you don’t have access to a camera, you can spot the things on the list and draw them.
Remember, always ask an adult if you are borrowing their camera phone.
Happy snapping Reception
Click on the link below for the photography scavenger hunt…
Tuesday 14th April
I hope you had a super Easter.
Here is a number bond to twenty,
19 + 1 = 20
A number bond to twenty is when two numbers add up to make twenty. Are there any other number bonds to twenty?
You could solve this by counting out twenty pom poms or objects around the house and then partition these. You may want to record this as I have done above or you could use the whole part model we have used in class.
Find as many ways to make twenty as you can.
Thursday 9th April
As well as creating your lovely Spring/Easter cards that Mrs Metcalfe has set you, I would like you to read your reading book today. Perhaps you could post a video on Tapestry of you reading a sentence from your book?
Those of you that have been reading every day, well done. Perhaps you could do a book review or draw your favourite character from your favourite story?
It is really important that you keep reading as much as you can.
Happy reading Reception.
Wednesday 8th April
Whilst you are doing all these lovely activities for Easter, you could research and learn about the Easter story and why we celebrate Easter.There are lots of resources out there on this to help. Twinkl has some great things and on cbeebies there is a story about a boy named Toby and how he celebrates Easter.
Perhaps you could do a story map on the Easter story?
Tuesday 7th April
I would like you to show me an example of the technology you use at home. This could be a game that you like to play on your tablet or computer. It could be you showing an adult how to switch on an electronic device like a TV, playstation or radio?
If you don’t use any of these items in your house then do you have any remote control cars or toys that move or talk?
It is a beautiful, sunny day so you may even like to go outside in your garden and be a photographer….you could take photos of flowers, trees, an interesting object.
Remember to always ask an adult for permission if you are using their phone/tablet or to use the internet safely.
I am looking forward to seeing how you use technology at home.
Monday 6th April
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Today I would like you to try writing a silly sentence with the following phase two tricky words.
I, no, go, into, the, to.
I can go into the shop.
The sheep went to the moon.
No singing in the street.
Friday 3rd April
Happy Friday Everyone,
Today your challenge is to use your senses!
Can you remember our 5 senses? Hear, Smell, Touch, Taste, See!
Lets see how many of these you can complete:
Find something that makes a crunch sound
Find something that tastes sour
Find something that smells good
Find something that feels smooth
Find 3 of the same thing
Find something that tastes sweet
Find something that makes a loud noise
Find something that is tall/long
Find something that feels soft
Find something white
Find something quiet
Find something rough
Let me know how you get on, Good Luck!
Thursday 2nd April
Today I would like you to use the number cards that were in your home learning pack and get someone in your household to hide these all over the house.
You can then do an exciting number hunt around the room. When you find a number see if you can challenge yourself to write down 1 more than that number or 1 less than the number you have found.
Keep going until you find all twenty.
Enjoy hunting for numbers.
Wednesday 1st April
It’s Time to Rhyme!Today I would like you to practise hearing and finding rhyming words.
You could listen to a story, see if you can hear any rhyming words, you might then want to write down all of the rhyming words that you find.
An adult could write down some rhyming words, say them to see if you can hear which words rhyme and which do not.
You could create your own rhyming words e.g write down a word such as cat and see if children can come up with as many words as possible that rhyme with cat.
Key points – Often children think that words rhyme if they have the same initial sound. It is important that they can hear the rhyme at the end of the word, this needs to be done verbally and they may need the words repeating a number of times until they can hear the rhyme.
There is also a very good rhyming game on PhonicsPlay called Cake Bake. You can access PhonicsPlay for free by using the Username – march20 and Password – home.
If you click on parents and then interactive resources there are a number of useful phonics games, Cake Bake is under Phase 1 of the interactive resources.
Tuesday 31st March
Happy Tuesday Everyone,
I hope that you have been enjoying the challenges so far.In the last week I have seen quite a few bees in my garden, I would like to to be detectives today.
Please can you investigate and find out all about bees and what they do!
You could find out information and create a picture or a poster to tell me all about them.
You might want to tell me verbally by uploading a video or you could take some pictures of you being a detective.
I cant wait to find out more about bees and look forward to seeing some of your picture
Monday 30th March
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
Todays challenge is to create some instructions!
Parents will need to support children with this as some will want to do it verbally and others may want to have a try at writing some simple instructions.
The instructions can be anything such as:
How to make a sandwich, How to brush your teeth, How to plant seeds, How to wash your hands. These are just examples you can create any instructions you wish.
I look forward to seeing these again on Tapestry.
Friday 27th March
Happy Friday Reception!
Toady I would like you to order the numbers to 20 that are in your packs.
Solve these calculations…
half of 4 is _____
1 more than 14 is ______
1 less than 10 is _______
After this task, you can relax for the weekend : )
Thursday 26th March
Today I’d like you to be 3D shape detectives. Can you look around the house and garden to find five 3D shapes that we have learnt in class. This could be a sphere, cuboid, cube, cylinder or triangular prism. For example, football is a sphere and a wardrobe is a cuboid.
I would like you to use the key language we have been using to describe these shapes when you describe the shape to someone in your household. For example…
The football is a sphere. It has no vertices and one round face.
The cereal box is a cuboid. It has 8 vertices and 4 rectangle faces and 2 square faces.
Again, please could you show this on Tapestry.
Enjoy your shape hunt.
Wednesday 25th March
Happy Wednesday Reception : )
Today I would like you to get your heart rates up and your bodies moving. See if you can skip, jump, hop and move around in different ways or do a balance like the ones we have been working on in PE. Why not dance to your favourite song?!
I would really love to see your home PE sessions on Tapestry.
Thankyou to all the parents/carers so far who have been posting home learning on Tapestry. It is so lovely to still be able to see my amazing class doing their learning at home.
Tuesday 24th March
Today I would like you to be mathematicians! I would like you to find as many different ways to make ten. You could use the pom poms in your pack or ten objects around the house. Partition these to make number bonds to ten.
Record your findings using the whole part model we have been working on in school or you could draw the objects or write the calculations.
I would like to see this piece of learning on Tapestry so I can celebrate your super home learning.
An additional resource to use for this would be ‘Series one: The whole of me’ episode of Numberblocks on BBCiplayer. It will remind children how to partition to make the whole number.
Monday 23rd March
Good afternoon Reception.
Thank you to all the parents who have already started to put learning on Tapestry. I have been in school today so your daily task is later than planned.
We have been doing lots of learning about minibeasts. Can you choose your favourite one to draw and label it using your phonic knowledge. If you want to challenge yourself further, you could write a caption about your chosen minibeast.
I am looking forward to seeing your amazing labelled drawings of minibeasts on Tapestry : )
Also continue to work on the activities from your class pack.
Enjoy your first home learning task and take care.
Click the following link to view the Reception Guide for home learning…
Please have a look at the Reception Guide for home learning. Home learning packs were distributed on Wednesday. There is a pack ready for collection for every child. I hope you will find this helpful and useful for you continuing your child’s learning at home.
Children will also be taking an exciting Easter learning pack today.
If your child completes an activity from the pack then please feel free to post it on Tapestry as I would love to celebrate their achievements and their learning.
Thankyou for your continued support
This half term we will be looking at the stories The Very Lazy Ladybird and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This is linked to our topic on Minibeasts.
We will also have a role play vets surgery, following the children’s interests on pets.
Click on the following link to view our newsletter for this half term….