Reception

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Well done to our Reception ‘Stars of the Week’

     

Welcome to the home learning page for our Reception children.

Here you will find lots of enticing and engaging activities to support your child’s learning as we navigate through this difficult time.

We will upload projects to keep both minds and bodies busy each week – please do continue to check these pages regularly. We recommend you do a project a week.

Don’t forget to upload pictures and videos (maximum of 30 seconds) to our assessment and tracking platform – Early Excellence. You received your parent log in pass codes in the Autumn term.

Click here to access your parent log in if you haven’t already done so.

Please don’t hesitate to email Rachel should you need any further guidance – or support!

Weekly Projects:

1.) Dinosaur Project – click here for the suggested learning

2.) Sea Creatures Project – click here for the suggested learning

3.) Pirates Project – click here for the suggested learning

4.) Plants and Flowers Project – click here for the suggested learning

5.) Growth Project – click here for the suggested learning

6.) Traditional Tales Project – click here for the suggested learning

7.) Healthy Living Project – click here for the suggested learning

8.) Treasure Project – click here for the suggested learning

9.) Sand and Water Project – click here for the suggested learning

10.) Food Project – click here for the suggested learning

11.) Clothes Project – click here for the suggested learning

12.) Bears project – click here for the suggested learning

13.) Shopping Project – click here for the suggested learning

 

 

Other great resources to keep you busy:

The government have also brought together an initial list of free online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

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Thursday 26th March updates:

See what the animals at Edinburgh Zoo are up to on this sunny day. Meet the Pandas, Tigers and Koalas via their live cam here.

For more animal fun, check out Chester Zoo’s learning resource page which has lots of activities for all ages.
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Friday 27th March updates:

For fun and engaging literacy activities to help the children with their reading and writing, check out the IXL website. There are loads of activities to help the children to identify sounds, create words and read sentences.
Click here to check it out.

How about getting creative with maths by using pasta, toys, twigs or some other objects from around the house to help the children with their counting. The IXL maths page covers topics relevant to this years learning so please click here to explore and have a go.

Also, have a look at this fantastic immersive audio experience called now>press>play. Let your imaginations soar to become the main character of your favourite story. The free experience includes the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, which is a favourite in Reception. I know lots of them would love to take on the giant. FEE FI FO FUM…
Click here to find out more.

We have already received some amazing photos and videos of the children learning from home. Please continue to send them over through email or upload via the EEXAT website.

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Monday 30th March updates:

Adults, if you’re in need of help with pronouncing Phonics sounds, check out this very useful website- Oxford Owl.

How to pronounce sounds – click here.

How to blend sounds to read words – click here.

For the children, another suggestion to support phonics and reading is the Reading Eggs app. Through songs and games, the children are rewarded golden eggs for their super reading. They can use these eggs to buy cool items for their avatar. Sounds like fun!

They are currently offering a 30-day free trial for parents. Check it out here.

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Tuesday 31st March updates:

Our topic this week is Sea Creatures. Find out fun and unusual facts about underwater animals at the National Geographic Kids website.

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Wednesday 1st April updates:

Do you have Lego at home? Check out these easy play and learning activities that are fun for children of all ages.

LEGO Family 

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Thursday 2nd April updates:

Fancy making bubbles at home? Check out this super easy recipe for bubble fun. They have some great ideas for games to play with bubbles too.

Who knew you could make a bubble wand out of plastic cups and drinking straws? Follow these instructions on how to make DIY bubble wands at home.

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Friday 3rd April updates:

Join Julia Donaldson and Friends on the Official Gruffalo Facebook page for her weekly performances of our favourite stories, poems and songs. She was one of our class authors this year and the children had many opportunities to read and retell her stories.

She kickstarted yesterday with her much loved song ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’.

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Monday 6th – Sunday 19th April

Happy Easter!

We wish you a safe, healthy and sunny time at home with the people you live with. We will be posting more weekly projects on Monday 20th April.

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Monday 20th April

Welcome back everyone!

We have posted 3 more projects above labelled ‘Growth’, ‘Traditional Tales’ and ‘Healthy Living’, full of lots of fun and exciting activities to keep the children busy.

We will continue to post additional websites and updates on this page for your interest.

 

The children are no doubt missing their friends and family. Send a message through post or email with Mail A Hug. 

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Tuesday 21st April

Looking for some yummy food recipes to cook with the kids? Click here.

The name nibbles look like a really fun way to remember how to spell your name.

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Wednesday 22nd April

Here is a fantastic online resource from the Book Trust to read stories online. Stories include Hairy Maclary, Owl Babies, Rumble in the Jungle and Some Dogs Do. Click here for more.

They also provide a Storytime option on Youtube which includes some of our class favourites such as The Cave and Elmer.

If you scroll down the web page, have a look at their games to play. Do the Animal Bop, Make your mark or collect Letterflies. Check the website for more.

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Thursday 23rd April

Love Monster is an amazing resource from Cbeebies which helps you talk to your child about their emotions and how they are feeling. There are games, colouring sheets and puzzles that help to act as conversation starters. It may be particularly useful during this time where there has been lots of change in routine.

Click here to find out more.
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Friday 24th April

Join a LIVE Virtual Zoo Day at Chester Zoo today! The tour kickstarts at 10 am with a visit to the Asian short-clawed otters. It finishes at 4 pm with an elephant pool party and a visit to see some aardvarks.

Click the link to check it out on Youtube or Facebook Live.

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Monday 27th April

How about helping the children to make their own music kit using recycled bits and bobs. They could even put on their own show, or even bigger, their own music festival.

Music Kit

How to have a festival at home

Little boy drumming with pots and pans

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Tuesday 28th April

The Half Moon Theatre is offering families access to some of its content online. Visit Half Moon Theatre at Home.

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Wednesday 29th April

Fine motor activities with Occupational Therapist, Kim Griffin- Click here
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Thursday 30th April

Check out this monthly subscription for Toucan Box, sent straight to your home, packed with lots of crafts, STEAM activities, puzzles, recipes and experiments.

Toucan Box

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Friday 1st May

Starting this term (Monday 27th April) Wandle and Little Sutton English Hubs have been funded by the Department for Education to produce daily Letters and Sounds for Home and School lessons on YouTube.

New lessons are uploaded every day at the following times:

10am – Reception – for children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘fish’, ‘chat’ and ‘rain’.

10:30am – Year 1 – for children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’, ‘chair and ‘green’.

11am – Learning to Blend (for children in both Years who need more practise and support, some Nurseries are also choosing to use these lessons)

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Monday 4th May

The Storynory website is allowing access to their extensive archive of story podcasts.

Here is a link to some Fairy Tale favourites – click here. 

Explore Classics, Myths & World and Poems & Rhymes too.

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Tuesday 5th May

Draw your teacher with a new hairstyle. What hair will you give them? curly, straight, spikey, none at all?

What colour will it be?

Send it to your teacher to see what she thinks!

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Wednesday 6th May

Watch The Octopus Story:

What animal is the story about?

Why does the chef want the pink octopus?

Choose two words to describe the orange octopus – brave, lazy, smart, unkind.

What happened at the end of the story?

​Extension – draw what you think will happen next in the story and write a sentence.

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Thursday 7th May

Join Auntie Mabel and her dog Pippin on their adventures to learn more about the world around them. Find out about your favourite animals or about the objects that you use every day.

Click on this link to explore –  Come Outside TV

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Monday 11th May

Learning rhymes are fun and important for language development. How many will you learn by heart?

Nursery Rhymes 
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Tuesday 12th May

The Royal Opera House have a ‘create and learn’ programme – dancing, singing, writing, making and drawing activities. Click here to join in.

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Wednesday 13th May

Encourage your child to use their phonics or drawing skills to create their own story. Or perhaps you can write it for them as they tell you.

Check out what the British Library challenging children to do at home – click here.

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Thursday 14th May

Watch the story ‘Stuck’ here.

Then answer these questions with your adult:
What is the main character’s name?
What is he trying to get out of the tree?
Can you think of three big things Floyd threw into the tree?
Floyd threw the saw up into the tree.  What could he have done with the saw instead?
What did Floyd forget when he went to sleep?

Extension: What is your favourite toy? What would you throw up a tree to get it down? Draw a tree with your favourite toy stuck. Can you make a list of all the things that are stuck in the tree?

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Friday 15th May

STEM.org have activities that will develop science, technology, engineering and maths skills. Have a scroll through for activities suitable for ages 4/5 – click here
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Monday 18th May

Well-being activities for children indoors – click here.

Alphabet Yoga:

All you need for the Alphabet Yoga challenge is a small space, your body and your imagination!

Can you hold your body in a pose to look like each CAPITAL letter of the alphabet?
Start with A and then B, C, D and so on. Try and hold each shape for 5 seconds before going onto the next letter.
Can you complete the alphabet?

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Tuesday 19th May

Get fit with a little monkey business! Moovelee is an animated monkey that leads 4-10 minutes workout videos for kids ages 3-5. With a focus on meditation, yoga, and cardio, Moovelee will get your kids moving. Click here.

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Wednesday 20th May

Check out this fun recipe to make SLIME – click here.

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Thursday 21st May

Click here for Forest School activities to try from home.

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Friday 22nd May

Author and illustrator videos with Picture Book Author Events Online 

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Monday 25th – 1st June

— Half-term —-

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Summer Term 2

Please note the Home Learning in Reception changes for the final summer term.

Each week, I will upload daily phonics revision, daily maths revision and a weekly work pack. These can all be accessed online.

If you would prefer to work from a paper weekly work pack, it can be collected from the school office after 13:30 on the 1st Friday of every month.

I will share my personal mobile number with you should you require further instruction or guidance – I am happy to Facetime you or the children! I will be able to take calls between 10:00 and 12:00 Mondays and Tuesdays. This is to support you in any ‘technical’ advice you may need.

I have created a Reception email address – please do look out for it in the next few days.

I will host a weekly Zoom chat for Lundy Class each Wednesday at 10:00 and Lindisfarne Class at 11:00. It would be great to see the children – and even better for them to see each other!

Best,

Rachel Fields – EYFS Lead

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Week Beginning Monday 1st June  – Friday 5th June

Don’t forget to email pictures of your work to: rachel.reception.brecknock@gmail.com so you can be added to our ‘Learning Hall of Fame’

Weekly Home Learning Pack

Spellings 

Phonics Phase 2Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Phonics Phase 3Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

MathsMonday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Mindfulness 

IXL Maths – create a free account for children to access additional maths tasks (20 mins daily)

IXL Literacy – create a free account for children to access additional reading and comprehension tasks (20 mins daily)

Want to see your friends hard at work? Click here to see ‘The Reception Learning Hall of Fame’!

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Week Beginning Monday 8th June  – Friday 12th June

Don’t forget to email pictures of your work to: rachel.reception.brecknock@gmail.com so you can be added to our ‘Learning Hall of Fame’

Suggested weekly timetable – use this timetable to help you plan your child’s weekly learning

Weekly Home Learning Pack

Spellings 

Phonics Phase 2Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Phonics Phase 2High Frequency words

Phonics Phase 3Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Phonics Phase 3High Frequency words

Phonics Phase 4Read these sentences

MathsMonday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Mindfulness

IXL Maths – create a free account for children to access additional maths tasks (20 mins daily)

IXL Literacy – create a free account for children to access additional reading and comprehension tasks (20 mins daily)

Whole School Projectclick here to see how your child can get involved!

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Week Beginning Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June

Don’t forget to email pictures of your work to: rachel.reception.brecknock@gmail.com so you can be added to our ‘Learning Hall of Fame’

Weekly Home Learning Pack

Spellings This video might help you!

Phonics Phase 2Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Phonics Phase 3Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

MathsMonday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Mindfulness 

IXL Maths – create a free account for children to access additional maths tasks (20 mins daily)

IXL Literacy – create a free account for children to access additional reading and comprehension tasks (20 mins daily)

 

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Week Beginning Monday 22nd June – Friday 26th June

Don’t forget to email pictures of your work to: rachel.reception.brecknock@gmail.com so you can be added to our ‘Learning Hall of Fame’

Weekly Home Learning Pack

Spellings This video might help you!

Phonics Phase 2Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Phonics Phase 2Play the ‘Yes and No’ game! 

Phonics Phase 3Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Phonics Phase 3Play the ‘Yes and No’ game!

MathsMonday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Mindfulness 1

Mindfulness 2

IXL Maths – create a free account for children to access additional maths tasks (20 mins daily)

IXL Literacy – create a free account for children to access additional reading and comprehension tasks (20 mins daily)

Whole School Projectclick here to see how your child can get involved!

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Week Beginning Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July

Don’t forget to email pictures of your work to: rachel.reception.brecknock@gmail.com so you can be added to our ‘Learning Hall of Fame’

Weekly Home Learning Pack

Spellings

Phonics Phase 2Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Phonics Phase 3Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths – Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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Black Stories Matter

To celebrate diversity in children’s fiction, here are some of our favourite books for young children by Black authors and illustrators and about incredible Black people in history.  We believe children’s books are a powerful way to talk about diversity, equality and racism.

 

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Additional Online Phonics Lessons – a 30 minute session per day

These sessions are brilliant! They are intended for children who are able to blend sounds together (c-a-t = cat)

Do give them a try – they are most worthwhile! Perhaps schedule in a session prior to lunch or dinner time every day… don’t forget to praise praise praise!

Longer Words – click here

Longer words 2 – click here 

Longer words 3 – click here 

Short sounds – click here 

Vowel sounds – click here

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Week Beginning Monday 6th July – Friday 10th July

Don’t forget to email pictures of your work to: rachel.reception.brecknock@gmail.com so you can be added to our ‘Learning Hall of Fame’

Weekly Home Learning Pack

Spellings

Phonics Phase 2 – Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Phonics Phase 3 – Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths – Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Mindfulness

Mindfulness 2

Handwriting practise

Reading practise 

 

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Week Beginning Monday 13th July – Friday 17th July

Don’t forget to email pictures of your work to: rachel.reception.brecknock@gmail.com so you can be added to our ‘Learning Hall of Fame’

Weekly Home Learning Pack

Spellings

Phonics Phase 2 – Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Phonics Phase 3 – Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths – Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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Summer Holiday Additional Activities

Weekly Home Learning Pack

Spellings

Phonics practise – Can you read, write and say these sounds?

zz z y x w v ure ur short oo th sh qu ow or oi oa ng long oo j igh er ee ear ch ar air ai

circle that word

Here is a reminder on how to pronounce each sound in Phase 2

Here is a reminder on how to pronounce each sound in Phase 3