Unfortunately, due to the rise in Covid-19 cases the school has had to close and move to online home learning. Below is the daily activities for children in Reception.
Home Learning W/C 18th January 2021
Learning Tasks – Friday 22nd January
- Bear Facts – Watch this video about bears; (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMDOin3yWhU). Using books and the internet help your child to find any other facts about bears? Encourage your child to draw a bear and write a fact about it in their green book.
- Positional Language – Play hide and seek using a bear. Hide a bear and give 1 clue to your child about where it is using positional language. E.g., The bear is behind something red; The bear is next to a banana. Encourage your child to hide the bear and give you a clue using position language; behind, next to, under, on top, in front of, between.
- Communication & Language – Join Mrs Bradbury for story time with some characters from traditional tales. Listen to the story can you guess which story each character(s) comes from?
- Phonics – Join Mrs Bradbury for a Live session of Phonics. Today we will be recapping the sounds ‘ow’ (blow the snow) & ‘oo’ (poo at the zoo).
Learning Tasks – Thursday 21st January
- Teddy Bear’s picnic – Tell your child you are going to have a Teddy Bear’s picnic. Encourage them to make an invitation for the picnic. Show them old party invitations to help them. Make sure the invitation says; Who it is to, What time the picnic is, Where is the picnic and Who is the invitation from?
- Sharing – During the Teddy Bears picnic with your child. Encourage your child to explore sharing food or objects between 2 teddies. Which numbers do teddies get the same? (1-5) or does the one teddy have more or less than the other? Then try it with 3 teddies. Talk about equal amounts being fair.
- PSED/ Communication & Language – Talk to your child about their favourite toy. What is their favourite toy? Why is it their favourite? Talk about
your favourite toy when you were 5. If you still have it show it to them. Talk about not having tablets and computers to highlight the difference in time.
- Phonics – Practice the new Phonics sound ‘oo’ (poo at the zoo). There is a worksheet on Google Classroom to help you.
Learning Tasks – Wednesday 20th January
- PSED – Ask your child ‘was Goldilocks’ character good or bad?’ Did she make a good choice going into the three bears house when nobody answered the door? Talk about the importance of saying sorry, linked to the story ‘Goldilocks & The Three Bears’ and other times your child might have needed to say sorry. Discuss how the bears felt/reacted to what Goldilocks did. Why? How would they fee if someone broke their toy?
- Letter Writing – Practice retelling the story of Goldilocks & the Three Bears. After completing the PSED activity; Ask your child to write a letter from Goldilocks to The Three Bears saying sorry. Remember to start the letter with ‘Dear’ and end it with ‘From’.
- Capacity – Get 3 bowls – One bowl for daddy bear, one bowl for mummy bear and one bowl for baby bear. Get your child to see how many spoonsful of porridge (or water) does each bowl hold? Which holds the most? Can you put them in order from most to least?
- Phonics – Join Mrs Bradbury for a Live session of Phonics. Today we will be learning the Set 2 vowel sound ‘oo’ (poo in the zoo).
Learning Tasks – Tuesday 19th January
- Story Map – Help your child create a story map of the story ‘Goldilocks & The Three Bears’. Remember to use the story language; ‘Once upon a time’, ‘Early one morning’, ‘After’, ‘Suddenly’, ‘Luckily’ & ‘Finally’.
- Part, Part, Whole – Show your child the video of Mrs Bradbury explaining Part, Part, Whole models by using maths stories and our topic story this week ‘Goldilocks & The Three Bears’.
- Physical Development – Encourage your child to write their name or practice writing ‘ow’ words in raw porridge oats.
- Phonics – Practice the new Phonics sound ‘ow’. There is a worksheet on Google Classroom to help you.
Learning Tasks – Monday 18th January
- Goldilocks & The Three Bears Storytelling – Show your child a video Mrs Bradbury retelling the story of the Goldilocks & The Three Bears, using the story actions we have learnt. Encourage them to join in with the actions and verbally retell the story of Goldilocks & The Three Bears.
- Maths Game – Get a hoop or blanket and 5 objects to throw, these could be bean bags, small balls etc. Encourage your child to throw the objects from a short distance away. Ask them ‘how many landed inside the hoop/on the blanket?’ ‘How many landed outside the hoop/off the blanket?’. Encourage them to record their score and then have another go. Ask them ‘did you score more or less this time?’
- Physical Development – Encourage your child to have a go at different Gymnastic rolls. There are ‘how to’ cards available on Google Classroom.
- Phonics – Join Mrs Bradbury for a Live session of Phonics. Today we will be learning the Set 2 vowel sound ‘ow’.
Previous week’s learning:
Welcome to Class R! We are excited to welcome you to your first year at Diggle School!
The Reception year is an exciting time for both parents and children. During this year we will all work together to ensure that your child will develop a love for learning, which they will carry with them for the rest of their school journeys. We provide a nurturing and exciting learning environment to give all of our children the opportunity to grow and develop into happy and confident learners. We understand that children learn best when they are interested and intrigued. Therefore, we choose topics based on the children’s interests and allow them to choose where their learning will take them!
If you have any problems or queries, no matter how small, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Bradbury.
To help us settle in, our first topic is ‘All about me’. We will spend most of the first half term getting to know each other and learning the rules and routines of the classroom and the school. We will begin to look at our similarities and differences and learn to celebrate the diversity within our class. Phonics will be introduced the first half term, using our Read, Write inc scheme. We will also start looking at each number between 0 – 10, in depth, in Maths. As well as measures, shapes and patterns. Physical development will also be a key feature of the first half term, ensuring we have a strong pencil grip and are confident with our gross motor and fine motor skills.
As we progress through out the year, we will cover a variety of different topics. Below is a list of topics we have completed and upcoming topics.
- All about me – EYFS Topic Mat – All about me
- Animals – EYFS Topic Mat – Animals
- Autumn/Winter festivals – EYFS Topic – Autumn-Winter
Information for parents/carers.
How is my child assessed in EYFS?
In reception, we will record all your child’s fantastic learning on an online platform called Tapestry.
Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom. Tapestry is a website which can be accessed on a computer or laptop, and also on any Apple or Android device such as a tablet or smart phone. Parents will be provided with a consent form and log in details at the start of Reception.
The Tapestry website can be accessed by going to tapestryjournal.com/
Literacy & Maths
In Reception, we use Read, Write Inc for teaching phonics. Below is a link for current parents to see how we teach Phonics, Early Reading and Writing in Reception, alongside some useful resources.
Phonics, Early Reading and Writing Workshop: https://youtu.be/SciRTaUitWk
Mathematics Workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJf0QK9KlnA&t=18s
Below please find some extra documents which will help you, as you start your journey with us at Diggle School.
Calculation Policy – Mental Addition Calculation Policy – Mental Division Calculation Policy – Mental Multiplication Calculation Policy – Mental Subtraction Calculation Policy – Written Addition Calculation Policy – Written Division Calculation Policy – Written Multiplication Calculation Policy – Written Subtraction