Reception Home Learning
I will update this page every few days with activities and resources for your home learning. Please do not worry if there is anything you cannot do. I would love to see some of the things you have been doing on Tapestry, if you can.
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I will check this each morning. Thank you for your support - Miss Turver.
We know this is a difficult time but we hope some of these ideas will help you to find some fun ways to spend your time at home.
Happy holidays everybody! Well done for all your hard work so far. Make sure you have some time to relax now. Wishing you a very happy Easter, if you are celebrating. Keep looking after your families and having fun. Here are some holiday activities for if you find yourselves getting bored...
Lots of love everybody, stay safe x
Spend some time on your learning log...
It's Spring! Plants are growing and flowers are blooming. Can you spot any flowers on your daily walk or in your garden or out your window? Draw, create or paint a picture of them. Research with your grown up how plants grow...
- Write out the tricky words
- Read out some digraphs, (two letters, one sound) - sh, ck, ch, th, qu, nk, ng, ee, ay, igh, ow, oo, ou, air, ar. Can your child think of a word with that sound and write it down? How many can you get?
- Have a look around your house. Write down some of the obejcts you can see? Can you underline any digraphs (two letters, one sound)?
- See if you can write some captions for the pictures below...
- See if you can read the captions and then draw pictures to match.
- And there are some more doubles challenges here...
Could you use the storyboards below to help you make up your own story?
- Or could you write a letter to your friend that you miss at school? If you send me pictures I will put it on their Tapestry page for them to have a look at!
Spring has sprung!
Look out your window, in your garden or out and about when you go for your daily exercise. How can we tell it is Spring? Make a list, take pictures, draw pictures of what you find!
- Could you try making a musical instrument with objects in your house?
How will you make it? What sound does it make? Can you make a loud sound? A quiet sound? Can you play a song? Can you create your own song? Create a band with your family. I would love to see home videos...
Try a fun training video from Leeds Rhinos to keep you active...
Have a look here for Julia' Donaldson and friends weekly installment...
It would be great if your child could participate in a free phonics lesson each day.
We are focussing on Set 2 speed sounds in Reception.
It would also be great if you could have a go at reading one of the books on Oxford Owl.
It is free for you to make an account and you can then access the free eBooks.
Ask them to look out for 'tricky words' (words that cannot be sounded out) and 'special friends' (sounds with 2 letters).
-It would be great if you could have a go at one of these one more/one less or 3D shape activities each day.
Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, is livestreaming free PE lessons at 9am Monday-Friday on his YouTube channel.
Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
It is vital that your children exercise in the weeks off.
Resources to help with at home learning:
Here are some phonics resources you can use.
It would be great if you could practise the sounds, tricky words and reading and writing the decodable words.
|2D shape mat.pdf||Download|
|3D shape mat.pdf||Download|
|Capacity word mat.pdf||Download|
|Days of the week and months of the year word mat.pdf||Download|
|Positional language cards.pdf||Download|
Talking pictures: talking is the most important part of literacy!
Find a picture that your child likes the look of on this website: https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/
If you click on the picture, there are some questions underneath it.
Talk about it together. Discuss some of the questions, ask your own questions, or create a story about the picture.
The children get really excited when we do this at school. It is fantastic for their vocabulary, imagination and understanding. There are so many possibilities...
- Our children love the Go Noodle, Koo Koo Kangaroo and Just Dance that are all available on YouTube. They are fun and great exercise!
- Look out for signs of Spring outside. Have a look at this video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-the-changingseasons/zh4rkmn.
- Learn about animals that live in hot/cold countries. There are videos on: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=twYsUpJDvp8&list=PLQlnTldJs0ZRtCGyJPtu40rr22UFGfo_H
- Celebrate an upcoming festival: Easter, Ramadhan, Vaisakhi, Eid-al-Fitr. Let’s Celebrate have some great videos!: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/lets-celebrate?page=2
- There are lots of interesting and educational videos that your child can choose from on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b09yn3ly/maddies-do-you-know
- Make, make, make: Make a model out of junk boxes, paint or draw a picture of what is outside your window.
- Practise using scissors: cut circles, triangles, rectangles, wiggly lines, zig-zags.
- Get your children to help you cook meals, wash up, do chores around the house!
- Act out your favourite story or a made-up story together.
- Listen to lots of different music styles, e.g. rock, pop, classical, country and hip-hop. Sing along and create dances.
- Try this spell your name PE, you could then try it with other words, like their favourite colour/fruit/toy.
- If you do happen to be able to get outside, have a go at this Scavenger hunt!