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Whilst school is closed, I will be updating the class page on a weekly basis with a weekly learning map and interactive activities. Please check back regularly for these updates.

 

If you have any specific curriculum questions during this period, please do not hesitate to send an email to the following address:

 

receptionbates@outlook.com

 

I will be checking this email on a daily basis. 

 

It would be fantastic to hear all about the children's home learning experiences, so please share any pictures or videos with me using the email address above. 

 

Many thanks,

Miss Bates

 

Please complete the daily calendar each morning, using the interactive videos below. As you work through each video discuss with your child the key questions in their home learning books. 

 

Ask your child:

  • What day is it today?
  • What day will it be tomorrow?
  • What month of the year is it?
  • What the weather is like today?
  • To draw a picture of what the weather is like today, you can use the symbols to help.
  • How will they need to dress today?
  • What season are we in?

 

 

Remind your child to scribe what the weather is like in their home leaning book each day.Also discuss the structure of your day and what that will involve. 

 

Months of the Year Song

Week 3

Below is the learning map for this week. There are lots of activities on the map that can be completed using the resources from the home learning pack and/or everyday objects from around the house.

Home Learning Map

Language Enrichment Picture

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A huge thank you to all our parents and carers that are engaging with the activities and resources that we have prepared for your child during these uncertain times. Below are some examples of children working hard from home. If you have any pictures of your child using the activities from the 'Home Learning Maps' that you would like to share then please email them over using the class email address. If you have any curriculum questions then please contact us through the email address as well.

Phonics

 

Below are some interactive 

phonics videos, your child will be familiar with these as they are used regularly in the classroom.

Please use these resources to help your child's early reading skills.

 

Ways to use these videos:

  • Encourage your child to join in with the familiar songs.
  • Pause the videos at different points and ask your child if they can think of an item with the same initial sound. 
  • Find an item around your home with the same sound. 

JOLLY SONGS A-Z

Please make use of the free subscription to the Phonics Play website whilst your child is learning from home.

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Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter. Fin...

Maths

 

Please use the interactive videos below to help your child with their counting skills.

The Big Numbers Song

Previous Home Learning Resources

Below are the resources from all the previous week's home learning packs. You are welcome to continue accessing these if you feel this would be useful.

Home Learning Map

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Home Learning Maps

Little Red Riding Hood

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Welcome to Reception B's Class page 

Miss Bates

Mrs McGrath

Mrs Olisa

 

 

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We have been getting stuck in this week and planting in Reception. We planted some sunflower seeds to observe how they grow and change. The children are very excited to see the results and we will be sure to share them!

 

The children have also been investigating with cress. We decided to see what happens to the cress when grown with sunlight and water, or no light or water. All the children made their own predictions on what they thought might happen. 

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As the children took such good care of the chicks, Farmer David wanted our help with some of the other animals. The children had a fantastic time feeding and petting the animals. We listened very carefully as Farmer David told us some information about the different animals he brought along with him 

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Our Visitors

 

The children came into school to find we had some very special visitors to EYFS. The children waited patiently for the chicks to hatch we spent some time learning how to take care of the baby chicks and keep them safe. The children were very excited to see how the chicks were doing and on Tuesday they discovered that 7 of them hand pipped their way out of the shell and hatched! The children waited patiently for them to dry off before we very carefully had some time to hold them and have a closer look. We have loved watching the chicks grow. The children have produced some fantastic writing all about the chicks. 

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We had lots of fun celebrating Pancake Day, in reception B we used this as an opportunity to explore counting and sharing. First we designed our pancakes and which toppings we would like and then we enjoyed eating them!

           

    

 

 

 

In Reception we are working very hard with our phonics and reading. Throughout the year their will be meetings that parents and carers will be invited to in order to support your child's reading progress at home. As part of the reading scheme your child will soon bring home a reading book, the children are very excited about this. Every child is on their own reading journey and we are working very hard in school, the children will have a home reading book at different times in Reception. 

 

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to ask a member of the Reception team. 

                  

 

Over the next few weeks Reception will be taking part in lots of wonderful activities in the run up to Christmas. We are feeling very excited for the celebrations.

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We have been very busy in Reception, in Maths we have been focusing on our numbers!

 

Everyday we practise counting forwards and backwards, we love to show off our skills - ask your children to count at home! We start by counting to 12, then we move on to counting up to 15, and next up to 20 and beyond. Counting backwards is a little more tricky so this is where we may need extra practise. 

 

In school we have been detectives finding numbers and representations of number around our school environment. Looking out in the local community for different numbers is also lots of fun. Ask your children can they see any around: on the street signs, doors or inside your local supermarket. 

 

There has been lots of hard work on number formation. Below you can find our number formation guides. These are what we use in school to help the children form their numbers correctly. 

Number Formation

   

In Reception we have been learning about the changes of season, this half term we have been looking at Autumn.We have enjoyed looking at the different signs of Autumn in our outdoor environment. We collected lots of leaves and other things that had fallen from the trees, after investigating these we used them during Maths to help with our counting. We have looked at different animals and their habitats and made our own bird feeders. We placed these in our outdoor area and we also took some to Forest School.

During literacy we have enjoyed learning an autumn themed poem 'Oaty Porridge'  and reciting this in class. Taking inspiration from this we had lots of fun making some delicious autumn foods such as porridge and vegetable soup. We also got the chance to make some yummy cakes.
During this half term our topic has been Local Community, we have been learning about different places that are a part of our local community. We have been thinking about when and why we might visit these places. The role play in our classroom has been a Baby Clinic, the children have shared lots of their experiences and enjoyed playing the parts of the nurses and the parents that use the clinic. Take a look at what we have been up to. 

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