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If you wish to contact Mrs Wakeling or Mrs Daniels, you can email reception@woodville.essex.sch.uk. Please make sure you write in the subject box, who the email is for as both reception teachers will have access to this account. Many thanks

Reading Books

 

The children have received a reading book this week to share with you at home. These will be issued every Monday for you to keep at home until Friday. Please ensure these are returned EVERY Friday to allow 48 hours to quarantine before the books can be issued again on Monday. Many thanks,

 

Reception Team 

What we are doing in school this half term

PE KIT

 

Just a note to say that Reception will need to wear PE kit on Thursdays starting from 17th September. Due to COVID-19 restrictions children will wear PE kit on that day for the whole school day, there will be no changing in school until further notice.

This will be outside so please ensure your child has a school tracksuit when the weather is cold.

 

Thank you,

The Reception team.

Meet the Teacher 2020-21 Information for parents

Autumn Term           September 2020

 

Welcome to Woodville

 

Dear Parents and Children,

 

Just a short note to say thank you for all the help you must have given to your children over the last few weeks to help them make such a brilliant transition into school. Both groups of children settled very quickly into a simple routine and  showed just how well they can play and learn alongside others. The children have found their name trays and pegs and already enjoyed choosing the activities that they wanted to try. As soon and we have set up your Tapestry accounts we will be able to share with you some of the fun they all had together on their very first day at school. We will continue to ease the children into school life gradually and then let you know when PE and activities like Forest School will take place. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding when we have to change arrangements to meet the needs of the children and the wider school during this new normal.

 

Kind regards,

 

Caroline Wakeling. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More wonderful messages, gifts and beautiful cards โ™ฅ๏ธ thank you.

Thank you and have a good summer holiday.

                                                       Thank you!

 

 

Dear Parents and Children,

 

Thank you all very much for the beautiful gifts that you bought and delivered to school this week. On behalf of all the EYFS staff can I also thank you for the support you have given our team and the children throughout the year. It’s been a wonderful year despite the recent challenges. It will of course be a year that we won’t forget easily but I will always remember the way your children started school, made friends and were so delighted to play and learn together. I will also remember how well they adapted to home learning and on returning to school. At times, their positivity, resilience and ability to adapt has astounded me. As I write this to you they are happily meeting their new teacher who I know will care and nurture them next year too. 

 

There have been so many wow moments with this class and I feel that they are a very special dynamic of children, no doubt they will continue to flourish as they progress through the school. Your children are a credit to you all and will stay in our hearts forever. Thank you again for your thoughtful gifts and cards, I hope you and your children have a relaxing but fun filled summer holiday. 

 

 

Kind regards and warmest thanks,

 

Caroline Wakeling.

 

 

Final Tadpole Diary

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

I know it’s been a while since my last Tadpole update, but that’s because......they are still tadpoles!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

 

I didn’t understand what was going on ๐Ÿค” and why they weren’t changing, so I have been doing some research. It turns out that if there are no predators (things that want to eat them, like fish) then tadpoles are in no hurry to change and can stay as tadpoles for up to a year! How incredible that they can control the speed of their changes. 

 

So I have returned them to the pond where the rest are still tadpoles too. As there are no fish ๐ŸŸin my pond I think they are in no hurry to get on with changing into a frog, and will probably do it when I’m not looking later in the year. 

 

I hope you enjoyed following them anyway and at least we got to see that little froglet ๐Ÿธ I shared with you a few weeks ago. I leave you with some photos and on tapestry a final video from the pond. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Our superhero this week is Music Man. ๐Ÿฆธ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽตHe can change how he is feeling by using different genres of music.

 

๐Ÿ”นVariety

Different genres (which means styles) of music mean something different to each individual person. ๐Ÿ‘‚๐ŸปListen to lots of genres and find the one that makes YOU feel good. You could use your talking toy ๐Ÿงธ to talk about how the music made you feel. 

 

RG you might remember the piano music I played when we did handwriting. We enjoyed that because it was calming and peaceful ๐Ÿ˜Œ. It was slow too which helped us relax, not to rush and to take great care with forming our letters. 

 

๐Ÿ”นRemember

Just because a song makes one person feel happy, it might not make you feel happy too. That’s okay! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Everyone has different emotions.

 

๐Ÿ”นChallenge

Create your own playlist of songs that make you feel inspired and happy ๐Ÿ˜€. You could ask a grown up to save your playlist on a device to play or write them down so they are easy to find when you want to listen to them.๐ŸŽง

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

 

Maths 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

This week’s maths is based on a great story that I’m sure lots of you know. The lessons we want you to do are building on skills that you have been working on over the summer term and will help you to be ready for year 1 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป.

 

Day 3 the lesson is adding more and we want you to write down the number sentence to go with each one. By number sentence I mean this: 5+3=8. It’s important that you can do this and form your numbers correctly. โœ”๏ธ

 

We look forward to seeing your work in school or on tapestry of you are home learning. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

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Dear Parents

 

White rose week 11

The Dinosaur that pooped a planet.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

 

Day 2: Making simple patterns, exploring more complex patterns. (You can print the slides and draw for the patterns or use small toys/counters to make it practical. Paint required if you choose to hand print a dinosaur).

 

*Day 3*: Adding more. (For some children you may need to extend beyond adding one more. They could try adding two more and then increase)

 

*Day 4* Doubling, halving and sharing. (Dice)

 

Sports activities 6 warm ups (60 sec) colour coded red and 6 main activities colour coded blue choose 1 of each colour daily.

Dear Children, Parents and Guardians,

In addition to the activities sent by Mr.Thomas, the following activities are posted here and on your Tapestry on line journal. Hopefully you will have fun doing 1 red colour coded warm up called the 60 second challenge and 1 blue main activity each day, or when you have the time. These activities can all be adapted for your child and the space and resources that you have. We look forward to seeing how you get along and if you feel like creating your own 60 second or main activities it would be great to hear about those too. You can privately post your photos and videos (10 mins or less) on your Tapestry online learning Journal to show us. 

Have fun keeping fit,

Mrs.Wakeling, Mrs.Guesdon, Mrs.Adams and the EYFS team ๐ŸŒˆ 

er

                      Digraph er

This week's documents to support phonics.

Overview week 11
 

Sports Week
Next week is a special week of Sport in school ๐Ÿซ so I will post some 60 second sports challenges and another longer additional different sports activity for each day. Mr.Thomas is sending a letter with other ideas too. 
I hope that you will read with your grown ups and if you are able to use your maths skills to keep score of how you get on. You could post photos of how you get on and make up sports challenges of your own too. Mrs.W
 

PHONICS - This week’s sound is er. We will revisit all the sounds taught and tricky words too. Please use all the usual resources and websites and I will resource the sound for you by next week too. Mrs.W

 

MATHS
White rose week 11
The Dinosaur that pooped a planet.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

 

Day 2: Making simple patterns, exploring more complex patterns. (You can print the slides and draw for the patterns or use small toys/counters to make it practical. Paint required if you choose to hand print a dinosaur).

 

*Day 3*: Adding more. (For some children you may need to extend beyond adding one more. They could try adding two more and then increase)

 

*Day 4* Doubling, halving and sharing. 


WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 
Music Man: Learn the superpower of music and how it can change the way we are feeling.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD 
The cautious caterpillar - how it can help us with our transition to year 1.

Homemade Musical Instruments
 

Hello boys and girls,

 

I hope you’ve been having a fantastic week so far and enjoying the slightly cooler weather, I know I am!

 

This week I thought it would be fun to make some noise and make musical instruments using objects you can find around your home. 


Me and my little girl made some drums using old tin cans, balloons and a hairband tied around them. We also made castanets using paper plates and bottle tops. As you can see from the pictures, she definitely enjoyed the drums!

 

In school this week we have made paper plate castanets too, and also straw harmonicas as you can see from the pictures. The children had so much fun making these instruments. I wonder what things you can find at home to make some noise!

 

I’ve posted a link below to give you some inspiration of things you could use or make.
www.learningliftoff.com/make-homemade-music-with-these-6-diy-instruments/ 

 

Have fun making and playing music,

 

Mrs Adams

Wellbeing Wednesday 


Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Today, with the help of Zone Maker, we are going to learn how to create a safe space that we can retreat to when we feel out of control or need to rest our minds ๐Ÿ˜Œ.  Zone Maker can create a safe force field anytime she needs it, and with her help, you can too. 

 

First get your talking toy ๐Ÿงธ and talk about:

๐Ÿ”นWhat should a safe space look like?

๐Ÿ”นHow should a safe space make me feel inside?

 

Have a go at making your own safe space. This needs to be somewhere quiet. What will you use to create your safe space?

 

Remember: You won’t always have your safe space to retreat to. The great thing about Zone Maker is she can create a calming, safe space anywhere. 

 

Using your talking toy ๐Ÿงธ again, talk about:

๐Ÿ”นWhere else could I go to feel safe if I’m not near my safe space?

๐Ÿ”นCan I close my eyes and create a calming safe space in my mind?

 

Perhaps you can make a list of the different places you can go to, to feel calm or safe again ๐Ÿ˜Œ. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

air and ure

Phonics

Please look on your child’s Tapestry online journal for this week’s teaching videos for the trigraphs air and ure. Remember that there are also lots of resources saved on this page under Literacy.

Mrs.W.

Maths week 10

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

This week you are going to look at patterns again, but it’s going to get a bit harder so let’s have a little reminder. White rose talk about patterns with letters. A letter is given to each different bit of the pattern in turn. The letters show you the order the pattern goes in, like this:

 

๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก   Would be ABAB 

 

๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸข would be ABCABC

 

But patterns can get more complex. Have a look at this:

 

๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก would be AABAAB

 

๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸข๐ŸŸก๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸข๐ŸŸก would be ABCBABCB

 

Patterns aren’t always colours either, they could be shapes or things like this:

 

๐ŸŒˆโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’งโ„๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒˆโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’งโ„๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ ABCCDBBABCCDBB

Now that was tricky!

 

We look forward to working on your patterns with you in school if you are coming in this week. If you are only doing homeschool don’t forget to share your pattern with us on tapestry. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

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Dear Parents

 

White rose week 10

Oliver’s Vegetables

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

 

*Day 1* Making simple patterns, exploring more complex patterns. (You can print the templates by printing slides 11 and 12. For the pattern they could draw, use stickers, or use different vegetables to print with paint).

 

Day 3: Adding more, taking away, counting to 20 (ten frames or use the interactive links from last week)

 

*Day 5* Doubling, length height and distance. (Extra optional activity is making a milkshake - fruit, milk, ice cream etc. Also need a vegetable to measure with - suggestion is a carrot). 

 

Literacy and Phonics documents

LITERACY
School week beginning June 29th 2020.
https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/R-Mouse.pdf

Phonic activities and a Powerpoint are added below. There is no pressure to cover all these activities but if you can support your child to cover some and perhaps use the other resources at a later date.

Apologies I realised earlier that at home you have already covered pages 21 and 22. I have amended the pages to be covered below.

This week in school we will cover pages 24 and 25 and then use these pictures to write sentences using simple conjunctions in preparation for Year 1. 

If your child is returning for 2 days you may like to cover pages 23, 26 and 27 at home.

At home if your child is a non returner and you are able to, please cover pages 23,24,25,26 and 27 thank you. If time permits please use the words and photographs on page 25 to make up sentences with your child. As an example: I like Pasta it is yellow and feels soft to eat.

Key worker groups please read page 24 to the children and ask them questions to check that the children understand what the bee has been up to. Encourage the children to pretend that they are Mavis and are going to write back to the bee explaining what that they could have been doing. Model a simple letter and encourage the children to give you ideas. Support the children writing some sentences to the bee using some of their ideas. Encourage the children to sound out words using their phonic skills and to use key words using the high frequency word cards. Children may illustrate their work or use construction toys to build a home from Mavis. Please try to count to 20 using counting songs (we use some great ones from YouTube and use a 100 square Splat screen (Primary resources website) to count in 1s, then 10s and 5s. The children love to move about to the songs and to clap too. If you are able to why not chalk some numbers and sounds on the playground floor.

Phonics
Please visit Mr.Thorne’s phonics to support the children to revise the trigraphs air and ure. Please try to teach one sound on one day and then the other sound later that week. Encourage the children to read and write sentences that contain these sounds and to revisit the sounds throughout the day taught and during the week. 
All being well, I will post more resources to support the learning of phonics on Tuesday.

Have a lovely week everyone,

Mrs.W

Reception letter week 9

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

We have been really impressed with your riddles that you have written this week in literacy. Riddles are tricky to work out ๐Ÿค” and even trickier to write but you all did so well. Everyone also worked hard on adding and subtracting with Zog too; you could all use your ten frames really well๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. 

 

It has been so so hot! ๐Ÿฅตโ˜€๏ธ Mrs Adams had trouble finding worms for her wormery project this week. She thinks it’s because it’s so hot they’ve all dug down deep in the ground where it is cooler. You’ve all done a great job making your wormery together at school too. 

 

Thinking about our minibeasts, some of you showed us on tapestry that you had caterpillars ๐Ÿ› at home and looked after them until you released them as butterflies. Thank you for sharing their life cycle journey with us, it was great to watch.

 

There are lots of butterflies around right now, you can find them in all sorts of places but especially in meadows. They are all so different, just like us. Mrs Guesdon has seen some common blues, a large white and a painted lady in her garden. Have you seen any butterflies? ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹

 

We hope you enjoy your weekend,

Stay safe, stay amazingโ˜€๏ธ

 

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon, Mrs Wakeling and Mrs Adams๐ŸŒˆ

 

 

 

 

Overview week 10
 

LITERACY
School week beginning June 29th 2020.
https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/R-Mouse.pdf

 

This week in school we will cover pages 24 and 25 and then use these pictures to write sentences using simple conjunctions in preparation for Year 1. 

 

If your child is returning for 2 days you may like to cover pages 21,22 and 23 at home.

 

At home if your child is a non returner and you are able to, please cover pages 21,22,23,24 and 25 thank you.

 

Key worker groups please read page 24 to the children and ask them questions to check that the children understand what the bee has been up to. Encourage the children to pretend that they are Mavis and are going to write back to the bee explaining what that they could have been doing. Model a simple letter and encourage the children to give you ideas. Support the children writing some sentences to the bee using some of their ideas. Encourage the children to sound out words using their phonic skills and to use key words using the high frequency word cards. Children may illustrate their work or use construction toys to build a home from Mavis. Please try to count to 20 using counting songs (we use some great ones from YouTube and use a 100 square Splat screen (Primary resources website) to count in 1s, then 10s and 5s. The children love to move about to the songs and to clap too. If you are able to why not chalk some numbers and sounds on the playground floor.

 

Phonics
Please visit Mr.Thorne’s phonics to support the children to revise the trigraphs air and ure. Please try to teach one sound on one day and then the other sound later that week. Encourage the children to read and write sentences that contain these sounds and to revisit the sounds throughout the day taught and during the week. 


All being well, I will post more resources to support the learning of phonics on Sunday evening and Tuesday.

Have a lovely week everyone,

Mrs.W.

 

MATHS
White rose week 10
Oliver’s Vegetables
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

 

*Day 1* Making simple patterns, exploring more complex patterns. (You can print the templates by printing slides 11 and 12. For the pattern they could draw, use stickers, or use different vegetables to print with paint).

 

Day 3: Adding more, taking away, counting to 20 (ten frames or use the interactive links from last week)

 

*Day 5* Doubling, length height and distance. (Extra optional activity is making a milkshake - fruit, milk, ice cream etc. Also need a vegetable to measure with - suggestion is a carrot or you could use cubes)


WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 
Zone maker: learn the superpower of creating a calming space and how taking ourselves away from a situation can help.


UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD 
*To be taught in school*
*Making musical instruments*

 

https://www.learningliftoff.com/make-homemade-music-with-these-6-diy-instruments/

 

If not attending school please have look at the link to get a better idea of the resources needed (eg paper plates, straws, cardboard tubes) for the instrument you choose. 

Understanding the World - Making a wormery!
 

Hello boys and girls, 

Following on from looking at mini beasts, this week we are going to make our own wormery!
We made large ones in school, which the children all helped to make, including putting in the worms! 
At home I made a wormery with my little girl, we weren’t as successful at finding worms, they dig very deep tunnels in the heat to stay cool. Perhaps once it gets cooler we will be able to add some more. We did find some however underneath flower pots, and in school we found lots inside an old tyre. I wonder where you will find your worms?

Have fun making your wormery, I can’t wait to see what they look like!

Mrs Adams

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

There has been good news this week that things are getting better ๐Ÿ™‚.  We cannot go back to the way things were just yet but there have been lots of changes to the rules to make life a little easier for us. This will help things to feel a bit more normal, but because it has been a long time since we have done some of these things, it might make us feel a bit worried ๐Ÿฅบ about doing them again. Even grown ups can be worried about this too. 

 

Get your talking toy ๐Ÿงธ ready and talk with your family. Ask yourself 

๐Ÿ”นWhat am I worrying about?

๐Ÿ”นIs there anything I can do to make the worry go away?

 

โœ”๏ธIf the answer is YES: Make a plan. Do it. Let go of the worry.

 

โŒIf it is NO: Let go of the worry you cannot control.

 

Now that can be tricky if you don’t know how. But Dr. Bubble uses his superpower to help and you can use it too. You will need a pot of bubbles to take outside. Think of the worry in your mind and blow your bubble ๐ŸŒฌ at the same time to trap it inside. Now watch as it floats away from you. You have let that worry go. You can also trap a bad feeling inside the bubbles too then give them a pop.

 

Remember, you don’t have to hold onto worries or bad feelings. You can choose to let them go ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

 

 

 

Maths 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

This week’s maths is based on Zog  - I am sure lots of you know this story. You are going to be practicing using your ten frames again for adding and for taking away too.

 

Let’s look at how we can use them for taking away this week. 

 

9-2=?

 

First I’m going to put 9 into my ten frame like this
 

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

 

 

Now I need to take two away. So I’m going to show you which two in another colour so you can see.

 

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

 

 

Now I’m going to remove those counters and see what I am left with.

 

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

๐Ÿ”ต

 

 

 

 

Now I can count how many are left - there are 7. 

Or I can remember that one whole row is 5 and hold that in my head and count on the last two like this “5....6....7”

 

So 9-2=7 

 

I hope you enjoy Zog’s maths - don’t forget to share what you do with us here on tapestry.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

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Dear Parents

This week you can extend your child with Day 2 (which recaps adding and ten frames) if they are secure already with doing this independently without help. If they can’t please do not worry, continue to follow the white rose lesson as it is.

 

To extend it can be tempting to just try giving them larger numbers beyond 20 but they need to develop a greater depth of understanding. I suggest that once they have done a few of the addition questions set by white rose, you challenge them to work out some missing number additions (Using numbers 1-10 first then progressing to 1-20)

e.g. 4+?= 7       ?+5=12

 

Encourage them to think about how they could use the ten frame to work out the missing number. See if they can work it out first before explaining or showing them. Let us know how you get on if you try the extension. 

 

Zog - the film is available on BBCiplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

 

White rose week 9

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

 

*Day 2* - adding more. (ten frame, counters or use either of these links for an interactive version - we have used both in school http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/tenFrame/index.html  OR    https://www.coolmath4kids.com/manipulatives/ten-frame 

*Day 3* - taking away, counting to 20. (ten frame, counters or use above link)

Day 5 - time and weight. (If you want to make the gingerbread recipe you will need 350g plain flour, 1tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 125g butter, 175g light soft brown sugar, 1 egg, 4 tbsp golden syrup, writing icing or decorations in colours that doctors/nurses/paramedics wear)

 

 

 

This weekโ€™s Literacy and Phonics wk bg 22.06.2020

Literacy and phonics for week bg 22.06.2020

 

Please see below the teaching notes, the Talk4writing link and above some additional resources for supporting the teaching of phonics this week.

 

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/R-Mouse.pdf

 

At school we will cover Talk for Writing Pages 19, 20,21 and 22. This is reading, understanding, solving and writing riddles. It is also looking at parts of plants.

If your child is learning from home, please try to cover pages 19,20,21,22,23,24 and 25. This isn’t as much work as it sounds. If you are short of time please focus on pages 19,20,21 and 22 thank you. This is reading, solving and writing riddles, looking at parts of plants and then sharing information from a letter to enable your child to improve their understanding of language that describes texture. The child then writes labels to match the pictures.

Keyworker Children Group EYFS 
Please try to write 2 or 3 news sentences using EYFS prompt cards (Mrs Adams can help you access these writing prompt cards, please colour photocopy them for future use if you haven’t got a set) ideally children need a set each. Please encourage the child to write independently using their sounding out skills and to use finger spaces. They may illustrate their work too at the end. 

Carry out phonics daily and then the Talk for Writing Pages 24 and 25. This involves sharing a letter that contains information with the children and then the child discussing then labelling using words to better understand texture and how items in pictures feel. This will develop their skills in understanding language, how we can describe and of course their sounding out and writing skills. 

Phonics focus oi and ear 

Please find below some teaching notes and some workbooks for each sound, there are also 2 Powerpoints, a reading and picture reveal worksheet (oi) and a further word writing worksheet for the ear trigraph too.

This week’s phonemes (sounds) are the vowel digraph oi and trigraph ear (we mention that ear has two ways of being said but in this lesson we only teach ear as in the words ear, rear, fear and hear. So please make that pronunciation the focus, thank you.

Suggested words might be
oi - oil, boil, coin, soil, spoil, joint and noise.

ear - ear, fear, hear, near, spear, year and beard.

Sentences could be but by all means use your own or their ideas.

Can you hear that I am near to you?

I can see a man with a beard and he has a spear.

Is that noise the kettle boiling? 

How old will you be this year?

Look in the soil what is that near to the tree?

The children may well tell you lots of even better uses for the sounds.

Reception Letter week 8 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Well done for all your hard work in school and at home this week ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. We really enjoy seeing your updates of work on tapestry ๐Ÿ˜€. There has been some impressive maths measuring with toilet roll squares and lots of fantastic hedgehogs ๐Ÿฆ” made of fruit to go with your literacy work. Thank you to your grown ups as well who are still doing an amazing job ๐Ÿ†at teaching you.

 

“In winter I get up at night,

And dress by yellow candle-light.

In summer quite the other way

I have to go to bed by day.”

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

 

It can be very annoying in the summer when you have to go to bed when the sun is still up! โ˜€๏ธ It is particularly hard to go to sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด on the longest day of the year. The longest day means that it is light from very early in the morning until very late at night. This day is called the summer solstice or midsummer and is on Saturday (20th June). Some people do not go to bed ๐Ÿ› at all on this night and instead stay up to welcome the sunrise ๐ŸŒ… and give thanks for its power and warmth.

 

One famous summer solstice celebration happens at Stonehenge, an ancient circle of standing stones in Salisbury in the West of England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ . People meet at the stones to watch the sunrise and there is a lot of music ๐ŸŽถ and dancing. But because of the rules to keep us all safe, people won’t be able to do that this year. 

 

Mrs Guesdon has been waking up very early ๐Ÿฅฑ this week around 4.20am just before the sun rise. Not on purpose but because the birds ๐Ÿฆ are singing so loudly! This is called the dawn chorus, and although Mrs Guesdon doesn’t want to be up that early, it is beautiful to listen to through the open window ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

 

Have you ever watched the sun rise or heard the dawn chorus? ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŽถ

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend; summer is here!

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon, Mrs Wakeling and Mrs Adams ๐ŸŒˆ

 

Ps. Grown ups - English Heritage has a channel on YouTube and a lovely film called Sunrise at summer solstice 2019. There’s no talking just relaxing music and lovely pictures should you be interested in looking. 

Overview week 9
 

LITERACY
Literacy and phonics overview for week bg 22.06.2020

At school we will cover Talk for Writing Pages 19, 20,21 and 22. This is reading, understanding, solving and writing riddles. It is also looking at parts of plants.

If your child is learning from home, please try to cover pages 19,20,21,22,23,24 and 25. This isn’t as much work as it sounds. If you are short of time please focus on pages 19,20,21 and 22 thank you. This is reading, solving and writing riddles, looking at parts of plants and then sharing information from a letter to enable your child to improve their understanding of language that describes texture. The child then writes labels to match the pictures.

Keyworker Children Group EYFS 
Please try to write 2 or 3 news sentences using EYFS prompt cards (Mrs Adams can help you access these writing prompt cards, please colour photocopy them for future use if you haven’t got a set) ideally children need a set each. Please encourage the child to write independently using their sounding out skills and to use finger spaces. They may illustrate their work too at the end. 

Carry out phonics daily and then the Talk for Writing Pages 24 and 25. This involves sharing a letter that contains information with the children and then the child discussing then labelling using words to better understand texture and how items in pictures feel. This will develop their skills in understanding language, how we can describe and of course their sounding out and writing skills. 
 

PHONICS
Phonics focus

This week’s phonemes (sounds) are the vowel digraph oi and trigraph ear (we mention that ear has two ways of being said but in this lesson we only teach ear as in the words ear, rear, fear and hear. So please make that pronunciation the focus, thank you.

Suggested words might be
oi - oil, boil, coin, soil, spoil, joint and noise.

ear - ear, fear, hear, near, spear, year and beard.

Sentences could be but by all means use your own or their ideas.

Can you hear that I am near to you?

I can see a man with a beard and he has a spear.

Is that noise the kettle boiling? 

How old will you be this year?

Look in the soil what is that near to the tree?

The children may well tell you lots of even better uses for the sounds. 

Have a good week learning at home and school,
Mrs.W.

 

MATHS
White rose week 8
Zog 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

*Day 2* - adding more. (ten frame, counters or use either of these links for an interactive version - we have used both in school http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/tenFrame/index.html  OR    https://www.coolmath4kids.com/manipulatives/ten-frame 
*Day 3* - taking away, counting to 20. (ten frame, counters or use above link)
Day 5 - time and weight. (If you want to make the gingerbread recipe you will need 350g plain flour, 1tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 125g butter, 175g light soft brown sugar, 1 egg, 4 tbsp golden syrup, writing icing or decorations in colours that doctors/nurses/paramedics wear)


WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 
Dr. Bubble - let go of your worries. (Bubble mixture and bubble wand)


UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD 
This week we will be making a wormery! 

You will need:
- a clear plastic large box
- soil
- sand
- old dead leaves
- vegetable peelings, overripe fruit, tea leaves
- two or three earthworms eager for a holiday
- cling film
- a large elastic band
- black or dark card

This seems like a lot of resources but many of them can be the best nearest option you have at home - those eager earthworms aren’t overly fussy!

Fathers’ Day
 

Hello boys and girls ๐Ÿ˜€
 

There’s a special day on Sunday - Fathers’ day. Each year we can celebrate our dads, grandads and any other important men in our lives and show them how much we care for them and thank them for all the wonderful things they do for us.

 

Each year growing up I made my dad a cup of tea and breakfast in bed, (my big sister had to help me when I was very little) and he always loved starting Father’s Day that way. My little girl can do this for her dad this year!

Now as I am older, I like to make my dad a special dinner, and I also make sure I make enough for all the other important men in my life.

 

What special things can you do for your dad this year to show him that he is special to you?
What other important men do you have in your lives? Step-dads, Grandads, Uncles?

 

There are some photos below, see if you can read some of it, or ask your grown up to help you. It talks about how Fathers’ day started and ways that we can thank the important men in our lives.

 

I have also added a template for a card you could make your dad - we made these in school this week and whilst it was a bit fiddly, the children had so much fun talking about their dads whilst they were making it. 
 

Have a great time this weekend making sure your dads know we are thankful for them.

 

Mrs Adams

Making ice lollies
 

 

Hello boys and girls ๐Ÿ˜€

 

As we have been painting lollies this week for literacy I thought it would be fun to try to make our own ice lollies at home .

 

You may have some moulds you can use, but if not you can use empty yoghurt pots like I did. This is a really fun activity to do with an adult to help you, my little girl loved helping me!

 

I have added some pictures as a guide to help you, remember you can use whichever fruit you like or have at home, we used strawberries ๐Ÿ“ as they are our favourite!

 

Have fun!

Mrs Adams

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Today we are going to learn how to be happy ๐Ÿ˜€ by discovering all the things we are grateful for, just like Agent Grateful ๐Ÿฆธ‍โ™€๏ธ. She is able to store these happy memories in her mind and recall them anytime she feels sad๐Ÿ˜ข.

 

First let’s think about what we are grateful for. Grateful means that we are thankful for something ๐Ÿ™.

 

 Get your talking toy ๐Ÿงธ and talk as a family about being grateful. Here are some ideas of things you can be grateful for that you could talk about:

 

๐Ÿ”นSomething someone did for you today.

๐Ÿ”นA person in your life you appreciate.

๐Ÿ”นAn activity you are grateful to be able to do.

๐Ÿ”นA skill or ability you have.

๐Ÿ”นAn item that you love.

๐Ÿ”นSomething that made you laugh.

 

Sometimes when we are sad ๐Ÿ˜ž it can be hard to think about or remember what we are grateful for. So if you would like to, you could make a gratitude tree. Use the leaf template ๐Ÿƒ or make one of your own. Write (or draw) 1 thing you are grateful for. Take a piece of string and tie it to your leaf. Create a gratitude tree by hanging your leaves from a twig or branch.

 

Anytime you are feeling sad, sit and read some of your leaves ๐Ÿƒ. It takes time and practice to learn this skill, so try looking through your gratitude leaves every day. Remembering what we are grateful for is a good way to start or end the day ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

Ps. Grown ups - you could do the same idea with a gratitude jar by writing on post it notes and adding them to a large jam jar. 

Maths

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Can you remember learning all about using ten frames when we were still at school? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ’ญ We used stickers and stampers and you all got really good at using them to help us learn our number bonds to 10 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป.

 

Day 2 this week is another chance to use the ten frames again. This time you will use them to add two numbers together though. Let me show you how๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿซ.

 

7+6=?

 

I am going to put 7 into my ten frame, like this:

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

 

 

 

 

I now need to put 6 into my frame. I can see my frame still has some space in it, so I’m going to use that up first before I start a new frame. 

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐ŸŸข

๐Ÿ”ด

๐Ÿ”ด

๐Ÿ”ด

 

๐Ÿ”ด

๐Ÿ”ด

๐Ÿ”ด

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I can see I have one whole ten frame. I don’t need to count the dots, because when it’s full I know there is 10. I can see I have 3 in the other frame. If I count on 3 more from 10 I get 13. 

 

So 7+6=13 โœ…

 

Day 4 looked so much fun ๐Ÿ˜„, I hope you will share some pictures with us on tapestry. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

********************************

Dear Parents 

 

White rose week 8

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

(I realise they have picked another girl focussed Princess book which is a bit disappointing as I don’t want any children to be put off so if you have any books on knights/castles please use those instead to get them into the theme. Please also be assured the activities do not focus too much on the Princess).

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

 

*Day 2* - adding more, revising ten frames. You will need ten frames https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/91/c6/t-n-2544655-blank-ten-frame-activity-sheet.pdf?__token__=exp=1591906517~acl=%2Fresource%2F91%2Fc6%2Ft-n-2544655-blank-ten-frame-activity-sheet.pdf%2A~hmac=b9c9df3ea460fcb69c4726816e612600af8312bce0c9e9862491952330057686

*Day 3* - counting to 20 (no extra resources) 

Day 4- counting to 20, length, height and distance. You will need a toilet roll and a felt tip pen. 

 

Talk 4 Writing โœ๏ธ documents for this week

Dear parents, Children and Staff,

 

https://www.talk4writing.com/covid-19/

 

More detailed information about this week’s Literacy focus
Literacy Talk for Writing - Pages 11-18 and phonics ur and ow.

Home learning either 11-18 non returners, or for those attending school pages 11,15,16 and 17.
At school we will cover pages 12, 13, 14 and 18 from Talk for Writing. If your child is a non returner at the moment then please try to complete these activities too.


At home - page 11 is all about ordering a story using the events of a toy, by firstly talking about and sticking the photographs of your child’s toy/story along the piece of string. You might like to use numbers to order these events starting with 1 and also to draw some lines for your children to write a word, phrase or sentence about each part of the story depending on their ability. We would encourage talking about each part of their story narrative by discussing each picture and use the language of time. Please try to use adverbs of time to support the learning of the chronological order of a story, as an example the first sentence might start with the word first, then the next picture/sentence might start with the word next, followed by later or then and ending with the word finally. It’s important to explain in simple terms that finally means the last event in the story. 

Pg 15 is where your child will begin to learn the meaning of verbs and how to write their letters using a multi sensory approach. This tracing of letters and words through flour, or sand helps your child to learn the letter shapes and sounds through play. Explain that all these words are actions and see if your child can think of others that they like to do.

To further develop the fine motor skills needed to write, there is a making a fruit hedgehog activity. Spend time reading Bee’s letter and the instructions, show your child the list of what is needed and discuss why the numbers help us to follow instructions in order. Encourage your child to help you find the equipment and resources ready to follow each instruction together, refer back to the letter so that you read aloud each step together. This way your child will be introduced to instructional writing long before they ever have to write their own. 

Please encourage your child to make the hedgehog themselves once you have explained and/or modelled how to attach the fruit using the cocktail sticks. This will really help your child to develop the muscles and precision needed to write, it’s also a lot of fun too. This will mean you may need to buy cocktail sticks and a potato and a little additional fruit this week. See page 16 for ideas but by all means use what you have in, as an orange could take the place of the potato etc...If you have the time and your child is not attending school please feel free to cover the other activities. 

Page 12 is about the children learning to perform and enjoy a poem. For your information, this poem has 4 verses and uses rhyme to help create rhythm. Have fun with your child reading the poem aloud together and clapping. Discuss and perhaps underline, or talk about where there are rhyming words and repeated spelling patterns in the poem.

Page 13 
This is an activity for a finger painting of a lolly using rainbow colours, this will take the children some time and develop their listening and copying skills as well as their physical and visual skills too. 

Page 14 is a frame where the children can either work straight away to finger paint their lolly, or they could cut, glue and stick their artwork onto the frame afterwards. They may enjoy painting,colouring or decorating the frame using a range of other materials too.

Page 18
This is a lovely activity to share or encourage learning outside. It encourages the children to look closely at the natural world and to use and develop their understanding of non primary colours. As previously mentioned, they love a clipboard for these sorts of activities. They love ticking things too and there is an opportunity for your child to write too in the last box. Your child might enjoy using a pen for a change to motivate writing. Please encourage your child to sound out words when writing. 

Phonics ur and ow.

In our phonics lessons we will revisit all tricky words, revise all phase 3 sounds and revise the digraphs ur and ow this week. These sounds/phonemes use 2 letters to create 1 sound. We will use the usual online resources and teaching format and hopefully some of the outside games if the weather improves again. Remember to look back through the previous Tapestry videos for ideas to help you. 

Ideas to help you teach the sounds, teach 1 sound at a time but revisit it throughout the day/week. Recap previous sounds taught at the beginning of each session but do it quickly perhaps using flash cards or an online game or song. Encourage the children to use their senses so use visual (what they can see) auditory (what they can hear) and to move while learning. So if singing, let your child stand, clap and dance if they want to. Encourage the writing of the sound and model how to write it. We play games where we write it on the carpet with our fingers, in the air as big as we can, with water or chalk outside etc...We also say the sound in a whisper or shout it as loud as possible, quickly, slowly etc...

Use the sound in real words and model and encourage the reading of these words, praise your child if they make attempts. Start off with simple words and try to develop the learning by then using longer words to segment and read. Build up to reading sentences that use the word or even better several of the recently taught sounds. Encourage your child to write the sound, words using the sound and a sentence using the sound too.

Top tips, find objects or every day things that use the sound. Explain the meaning of trickier words. Play games that use the sound, for example matching pictures to sounds etc. Always use lower case letters at first until your child is more confident. Ur comes at the beginning or middle of words and er is the same sound and action (hands moving in a rolling action) but comes at the end.


Suggested words using this week’s  phonemes: ur turn, curl, burger and urgent.

 ow - now, cow, howl and crown.

Suggested sentences.

The queen has a purple crown and a long cloak.
Can you eat a burger and chips on Mondays?

Our children love Discovery espresso and Geraldine Giraffe, most of them love using whiteboards, chalk and paint. Colouring in pictures using the sounds can be popular or spotting it in other games. Why not make a crown or colour in other pictures with words that use this week’s focus phonemes. The children also love painting the sounds using water and brushes too.


Key Worker Children 

Please practise sentence writing by writing a letter to Mavis Mouse telling her what you have been up to, or where you would take your favourite toy (see page 10 and 11 for the original story idea and a mapping document if that helps generate some ideas).

Then borrow the magnetic pen boards from Reception/EYFS and try to draw your toy, a rainbow or a heart. 

Handwriting/introduce phonics
Use the following phonemes and words for your handwriting (please focus on lower case letters): ur turn burger ow now crown. For your information the ur sound is found at the beginning, or middle of words and the other er sound is found at the end. 
Use Geraldine Giraffe phoneme videos to support the learning of the phonics if you have the time but there is no pressure as this will be visited in class and on the home learning. 

Please practise the trickier words using the You tube Tricky word song phase 3 and encourage the children to stand up and move to the music. Similarly please using a counting aloud to 20, then 30 song if you can too. The children also love the 100 square splat screen activities found on Primary resources. 

Have a great week everyone,

Mrs.W.

Reception Letter week 7

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Well done for lots of work this week. You have enjoyed learning the story 

Mouse’s Adventure  ๐Ÿญ and thinking about your favourite parts of the story. You also learnt a rhyme and took your own toys on an adventure - there were lots of good ideas about what your toys would say๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. You also did well making symmetrical crowns in maths and halving numbers for potions ๐Ÿงช.

 

Did you know the Queen ๐Ÿ‘‘ has two birthdays? She has her real birthday which we talked about back in April but she also has an official birthday which is always celebrated on the second Saturday in June - that’s tomorrow! (Saturday 13th June).

 

The Queen rides in a carriage to a place called Horseguards Parade to watch the Trooping of the Colour. The soldiers ๐Ÿ’‚wear special uniforms to show which regiment (group) they belong to. Music ๐ŸŽต is played by the Foot Guard’s Band and the Band of the Household Cavalry, who are on horseback ๐Ÿด . There are 400 musicians in total! Afterwards the Queen appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly past from the Royal Air Force โœˆ๏ธ .

 

The Queen also gives awards called ‘Birthday Honours’ ๐ŸŽ–to people who have done something special in their lives, such as helping people in their community or charity work.

 

Normally you can watch the Trooping of the Colour on TV ๐Ÿ–ฅ. However even the Queen has had to stay safe and follow the rules just like the rest of us. So there won’t be any large parade in London ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง. Instead there will be a small parade at Windsor Castle where she is staying. It made me think ๐Ÿค” that’s a bit like school at the moment - it’s not a big place full of children right now and we’ve had to change how it works a bit, but that’s okay because good fun can still be had ๐Ÿ˜€. I’m sure the Queen is still going to enjoy her official birthday too, even if it is different to before. 

 

We hope you have a great weekend, even if it’s different to how your weekends used to be. 

Stay safe, stay amazing โญ๏ธ 

 

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon, Mrs Wakeling and Mrs Adams๐ŸŒˆ

Overview week 8
 

LITERACY

Dear Parents and Children,

Literacy Talk for Writing - Pages 11-18 

At school we will do pages 12, 13 and 18 from Talk for Writing.

Home learning 
At home please focus on pages 11, 15 and making a fruit hedgehog, this will mean you may need to buy cocktail sticks and a potato and a little additional fruit this week. See page 16 for ideas but by all means use what you have in as an orange could take the place of the potato etc...If you have the time and your child is not attending school please feel free to cover the other activities. 

In our phonics lessons we will revisit all tricky words, revise all phase 3 sounds and revise ur and ow this week. We will use the usual online resources and teaching format and hopefully some of the outside games if the weather improves again. Remember to look back through the previous Tapestry videos for ideas to help you. 

Key Worker Children 

Please practise sentence writing by writing a letter to Mavis Mouse telling her what you have been up to, or where you would take your favourite toy (see page 10 and 11 for the original story idea and a mapping document if that helps generate some ideas).

Then borrow the magnetic pen boards and try to draw your toy, a rainbow or a heart. 

Handwriting/introduce phonics
Use the following phonemes and words for your handwriting (please focus on lower case letters): ur turn burger ow now crown. For your information the ur sound is found at the beginning, or middle of words and the other er sound is found at the end. 
Use Geraldine Giraffe phoneme videos to support the learning of the phonics if you have the time but there is no pressure as this will be visited in class and on the home learning. 

Please practise the trickier words using the You tube Tricky word song phase 3 and encourage the children to stand up and move to the music. Similarly please using a counting aloud to 20, then 30 song if you can too. The children also love the 100 square splat screen activities found on Primary resources. 

Have a great week everyone,

Mrs.W.

 

MATHS
White rose week 8
Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
(I realise they have picked another girl focussed Princess book which is a bit disappointing as I don’t want any children to be put off so if you have any books on knights/castles please use those instead to get them into the theme. Please also be assured the activities do not focus too much on the Princess).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

*Day 2* - adding more, revising ten frames. You will need ten frames https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/91/c6/t-n-2544655-blank-ten-frame-activity-sheet.pdf?__token__=exp=1591906517~acl=%2Fresource%2F91%2Fc6%2Ft-n-2544655-blank-ten-frame-activity-sheet.pdf%2A~hmac=b9c9df3ea460fcb69c4726816e612600af8312bce0c9e9862491952330057686
*Day 3* - counting to 20 (no extra resources) 
Day 4- counting to 20, length, height and distance. You will need a toilet roll and a felt tip pen. 

 

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 
Agent Grateful - Learn the superpower of gratitude and how it can change our perspective on things. Optional activity resources = green paper to cut out leaf shapes or printed leaf template, string and a large twig/small branch. 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD 
*Father’s Day*
Making ice lollies
(Resources TBC ASAP)

Understanding The World - Creating a time capsule

 

This week in school we have been creating time capsules and we would love for you to join in from home too.

 

A time capsule is a great way of preserving our thoughts and feelings in a safe place so that we can look back in years to come and rediscover things about ourselves we don't always remember.

 

This year in your lives has been one we will look back on for a long time, your first year in school, and especially being able to stay at home with our families and stay safe.

 

We thought it would be a lovely idea for all of reception to complete the time capsule page and have it buried all together in one big time capsule under our painted stones.

 

Once you have completed the time capsule, ask your grown up to post it onto tapestry for us to include in the time capsule in school.

 

Have fun!

 

Mrs Adams

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

We have been enjoying our monster friends who help us with our wellbeing, but now there are some new helpers to introduce you to. They are the mental health superheroes who are going to help us keep our minds ๐Ÿง  and feelingsโค๏ธ healthy.

 

This week we are meeting Captain Calm. ๐Ÿฆธ‍โ™‚๏ธHe says

 

“If I can calm my mind when I feel stressed or upset, I can become more positive and think more clearly”

 

Get your talking toy ๐Ÿงธ and talk with your family:

What things are on your mind at the moment?

What do you think it looks like inside your mind when you are calm?

 

Today we are going to learn to calm our thoughts just like Captain Calm๐Ÿฆธ‍โ™‚๏ธ. But first we will need to build a secret weapon, just like his - a sensory jar! For this you will need to have a jar or bottle, 1/2 cup glitter glue, 300ml warm water and extra sprinkles. (If you do not have these things, don’t worry! Perhaps you have a snow globe at home you could use instead. Or you can look at the photos and video of the one I made). 

 

To make the sensory bottle, whisk the water and glitter glue in a jug and then add extra glitter and sparkles. Add mixture to to the bottle and then ask your grown up to โš ๏ธ superglue โš ๏ธ on the lid. (The more glitter glue added the slower the the glitter will move to the bottom of the bottle).

 

Shake up your bottle then stand it down and take a look....

Imagine that glitter is like your thoughts when you are stressed ๐Ÿ˜– mad ๐Ÿ˜ก or ๐Ÿ˜ข. See how they whirl around and make it hard to see clearly? That’s why is easy to make silly decisions when you’re upset, because you’re not thinking clearly.

 

Sit quietly and close your eyes. Now look at the jar.

Watch ๐Ÿ‘€ what happens when you are still for a couple of moments. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water clears? Your mind ๐Ÿง  works the same way. When you’re calm for a while, your thoughts start to settle and you will see things more clearly. 

 

Maybe next time you feel stressed๐Ÿ˜–, mad ๐Ÿ˜กor upset๐Ÿ˜ข you can use your sensory jar to help you calm your mind. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

 

 

 

Phonics or and ar reminder

Summer reading challenge

Dear Parents and children,

This year the annual library summer read has gone online and has also started a month early. It will run from now through to September so please take a look with your child or children.

The link is below:

www.sillysquad.org.uk

Have fun reading!
Mrs.Wakeling, and the EYFS team.

Maths
 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป
 

This week maths is based on another Julia Donaldson book, The Princess and the Wizard ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง™‍โ™‚๏ธ. I have never read this book, perhaps you have? I had a look on Julia’s webpage to find out about it. It said it was a fairy story about colours๐ŸŽจ. 

 

“By changing her colour and changing her shape, 
The Princess may try seven times to escape. 

 

But each time Princess Eliza changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat- the Wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky Princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake?”๐ŸŽ‚

 

Sounds like a good story. But if you don’t have it, it’s no problem you can still enjoy the maths ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. We look forward to seeing what you get up to at home on tapestry or in school with us. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ


Dear Parents 
White Rose Maths week 7 
The Princess and the Wizard.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat these at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these suggested 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

Day 1 - making simple patterns, exploring more complex patterns. 

*Day 4* - Counting to 20, doubling, halving and sharing, odds and evens.

*Day 5* - length, height, distance, symmetry. 

No special resources needed.
I had a look on YouTube kids but there were no videos; you may be able to find it elsewhere on the internet. 

Home Learning Week Beginning 8th June

Literacy and Phonics

 

Talk 4 Writing Mavis Mouse

Back to school learning

Reception letter week 6
 

Hello children๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

It was lovely to welcome some of you back to school ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿซthis week, and lovely to see all you home schoolers ๐Ÿง‘‍๐Ÿ’ป in photos and videos on tapestry too. You are always smiling which makes us smile too ๐Ÿ˜€. A famous children’s author called Roald Dahl wrote “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely”. And you do! ๐Ÿ˜Š
 

We have seen lots of you enjoying the maths work with spirals๐ŸŒ€, both in school and at home. Your cutting skills โœ‚๏ธare now very good and there were lots of beautifully decorated ones too. We enjoyed reading your news; lots of you wrote about watching the spaceX rocket ๐Ÿš€ launch taking the astronauts into space and we were impressed with your careful handwriting โœ๏ธ. 

 

Some of you on tapestry have shared with us seeds you have grown and planted. Plants have life cycles too ๐Ÿ”„, just like our frogs, butterflies and minibeasts we’ve been looking at. It’s amazing to watch a tiny seed ๐ŸŒฑ grow bigger over time and sometimes at the end we get a flower ๐ŸŒปor fruit ๐ŸŽor vegetable ๐Ÿฅฆ.

 

Mrs Guesdon planted some vegetables a few weeks ago. She planted tomatoes๐Ÿ…, cucumbers๐Ÿฅ’, runner beans, carrots๐Ÿฅ•, courgettes, pumpkins, gourds (these are like pumpkins) potatoes ๐Ÿฅ”, strawberries ๐Ÿ“, raspberries and some herbs like thyme and coriander. Everything is growing well, but only one cucumber seed grew. It was just ready to plant out into the garden and when Mrs Guesdon went to get the pot it was growing in, it had vanished and there was just a shiny trail over the soil ๐Ÿ˜ณ. Can you guess what had happened to it? ๐ŸŒ

 

Mrs Wakeling has been planting too. She has grown tomatoes๐Ÿ… and peas which she has planted out in a big trough to give them plenty of room to grow. Mrs Wakeling also has some fruit trees ๐ŸŒณ in her garden which are growing taller and growing more leaves๐ŸŒฟ. Hopefully she might have some fruit later in the year. Her magnolia tree has had to be covered up and have sand put around it because the slugs are eating it! ๐Ÿคญ It will be trickier for the slugs to get to it now. She has been very busy planting up pots of flowers ๐ŸŒธ called geraniums too. 

 

The weather has changed and it is going to be cooler๐ŸŒซ and wetter ๐ŸŒง over the next week. That’s not much fun for us ๐Ÿ˜• but nature really needs it. The animals and birds need water to drink, our lawns and gardens of flowers and vegetables need it to grow and the fields where farmers grow our food need the water to make the crops grow too ๐Ÿ’ฆ. 

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend whatever the weather.
Stay safe, stay amazing โญ๏ธ 

 

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon and Mrs Wakeling๐ŸŒˆ


 

Overview week 7
 

LITERACY
Dear Parents, 

This week it appears that there has been a bit of confusion re what to do at home and at school for Literacy and phonics. With the phonics any revisiting is great so that won’t matter but it’s a shame if the children are repeating written activities etc at school that they have already completed at home.
I hope this week I have made it a bit clearer and I’m sorry for any confusion.


https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/R-Mouse.pdf


If your child is returning to school this week:

At home please read Mouse’s Adventure, or listen to the audio version and then talk with your child, please only complete pages 5,7 and 9 at home. In school we will repeat the story learning and discussion and carry out pages 6,8 and 10.

 

If your child is not at school, the home learning is as above but pages 1-10. 

Key worker children attending school all week, please save pages 6,8 and 10 for in your class bubble but share the story together at home if you can. We appreciate that the nature of pages 7 and 9 lend themselves to being at home and that your time may be very limited. Mrs.Adams and I will look at ways to ensure your child has some accessible provision when they aren’t with us.

Mrs.W.

 

PHONICS
This week’s sounds: ar and or 

 

MATHS
White Rose Maths week 7 
The Princess and the Wizard.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are the ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 lessons available online should you want your child to do more than these recommended 3 lessons. You can do the lessons in any order. 

Day 1 - making simple patterns, exploring more complex patterns. 

*Day 4* - Counting to 20, doubling, halving and sharing, odds and evens.

*Day 5* - length, height, distance, symmetry. 

No special resources needed.

 

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 
Captain Calm - learn the superpower of understanding what happens to our mind when we are stressed vs calm. If you want to do the optional craft activity which is making a sensory bottle you will need a bottle/jar with a lid, glitter glue, extra glitter and sprinkles and strong glue eg. Superglue to secure the lid. Otherwise you could use a snow globe to take part in the activity. 


UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD 
*Time capsule* this will be taught in school, so please do not do at home unless you are home schooling only. We would like the children staying at home to take part too in this joint reception capsule. There is a document to use and we would like those at home school to post their completed work to school or email for us to print and include.

Froggy Surprise!

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป 

 

What a surprise ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I got last night when I was watering my vegetables. I was giving my potato plants some water with my hose pipe ๐Ÿ’ฆ when I suddenly saw something small jump out and onto the path. It did make me jump! 

 

I saw it was a teeny tiny frog ๐Ÿธ , but I didn’t have anything with me to take a photo. So I tried hard to catch it gently in my hands ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป but it was too fast for me! It hopped quickly back into the potatoes and then when I went round the other side it was off down the path and into the flowerbed. 

 

I was so disappointed ๐Ÿ˜” because I really wanted to share it with you all. Luckily when Mr Guesdon came to help me look for it we found the frog still in the flowerbed and I had the iPad to take some photos ๐Ÿ˜€.

 

It was very tiny, about the length of the top of my finger๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป. We think perhaps it might be one of the tadpoles from this year who is really ahead of all the others in the pond. It’s a bit of a puzzle because it is too small to be a frog from last year๐Ÿค”. 

 

Anyway I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures. I am even more excited now for our tadpoles in the tank to change.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

Understanding the World ๐Ÿ—บ

Dear Children, 
On you Tapestry journal their are some videos of how to paint stones as mini beasts. I took my inspiration from the painted stones I saw when going for a walk during lockdown. The people who live at a house near by to mine had espent many days and weeks painting stones and household rubbish to create a wonderful world of minibeasts etc...take a close look at the photographs and see if you can work out some of the things they used to make the bridge, flowers and toadstools. Miss Palmer from year 3 also saw this garden and she won their competition to name the garden. She called it New Hope Springs (NHS) in honour of those frontline workers who have helped us all at this time.

On the first video I’ve used several stones to make The Very Hungry Caterpillar, on the next one I’ve made two versions of a ladybird ๐Ÿž  and on the final one I’ve made a butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹  because the stone reminded me of the shape of the wings. You could make a bee ๐Ÿ or wasp quite easily using stripes or even invent your very own mini beast using a range of colours. 

Have fun!

The EYFS team.

Literacy Talk 4 Writing document

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Sometimes we all feel tense. Being tense feels like your body is tight all over all of the time ๐Ÿ™‡. Because we are all different, people get tense about different things. But often it happens when we are unsure or uncertain about something. There have been some changes to the rules about what we are allowed to do now; many people are happy ๐Ÿ˜€ to be able to go out more and see their families from a safe distance, but for others these changes can make them feel tense ๐Ÿ˜–.

 

Some of you have already been back to school ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿซ this week, and some of you will be coming in on Thursday and Friday. You might feel tense about what’s going to happen - even the grown ups felt like this. But now it’s done, everyone feels much better because it was all okay ๐Ÿ˜€. Everyone at school has worked very hard to make it safe and fun for you. 

 

Feeling tense can make you feel angry ๐Ÿ˜ก or worried ๐Ÿฅบ. These are all normal things to feel, but it’s not good for our bodies or mind to feel like this all the time. We can learn to let go of tension and make ourselves feel happier ๐Ÿ™‚.

 

The wellbeing monster in the picture tells you one way you can try and do this. Read the instructions in the picture and have a go.

 

Was that fun? ๐Ÿ‹ Next time you feel tense you can try it! It made me think of Dory speaking whale in Finding Nemo ๐Ÿ˜‚.

 

Can you think of any activities that help relax you? ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ›€ .Use your talking toy ๐Ÿงธ and share your ideas as a family. Sometimes other people have a good way to relax that we haven’t thought of ๐Ÿ’ญ or tried before. If you want to you could make a list ๐Ÿ“, so that the next time you feel tense you can either have a whale ๐Ÿ‹ of a time or choose another way to relax. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

Tadpole Diary

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป 

 

I have been keeping watch ๐Ÿ˜ณ on the tadpoles in the pond, but it was becoming so hard to film them because there were hardly any at the sides anymore. I could see them in the pond; they were swimming down deeper and only coming to the surface every now and then. I think because it has been so hot ๐Ÿฅตโ˜€๏ธ they’ve been going down deeper where it’s cooler, and where there’s lots of food at the bottom for them. 

 

When I first showed you the tadpoles, I had some in a small tub. That was far too small to keep them in, so I let them back into the pond. I think that was best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป as the pond is far better for them with space to swim and plenty of food. Since then they’ve been growing but I was worried ๐Ÿ˜ฆ that because they are not at the edges anymore we would miss them changing. 

 

So I bought a special tank, and have set it up in the shadiest part of my garden. This way we will be able to see them much better. I have 8 tadpoles in there, 1 water snail ๐ŸŒ and some other teeny tiny creatures that were living in the pond water. I have given them some pond weed๐ŸŒฑ, not only to eat but because it puts oxygen into the water. Tadpoles ‘breathe’ through gills just like fish๐ŸŸ , but they need lots of oxygen in the water - it’s a bit like us when we need fresh air. They have some rocks for shade and when they start to grow legs, they will need those to climb on as they start to come out of the water. 

 

If you look closely you will see their bodies have changed shape, their eyes ๐Ÿ‘€have changed and they are speckled. But no sign of legs yet! I had a look in my book, and it says after about 7 weeks old they begin to change and by 12 weeks it is a tiny froglet ๐Ÿธ. Ours were already hatched when I first filmed them 10 weeks ago, so I am having to make sure I check them everyday โœ… so we don’t miss it! I guess like us, they are all different and just as we learn to do things at different times like riding a bicycle ๐Ÿšฒ or cleaning our teeth ๐Ÿ‘„ourselves, the tadpoles are going at their own speed too. 

 

Have a look at the photos from my book ๐Ÿ“– to see what we are looking out for to happen next. I will send you another tadpole diary soon.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

Maths
 

Good Morning children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป 

 

This week’s maths is based on the story The Snail ๐ŸŒ and the Whale ๐Ÿ‹ . Do you remember reading it together at school? It was a long time ago now. 

 

I remember lots of you telling me you have seen the animated film on TV of the book already, and we talked about our favourite parts. There’s lots of great activities this week, have fun! We look forward to seeing what you get up to.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

 

Dear Parents 

 

The Snail and the Whale is not on YouTube KIDS in full, however there are some short clips. You may be able to find it elsewhere on the internet should you want to look. But remember the book/story is not essential to the maths. 

 

White Rose Week 6

The Snail and the Whale

Day 1* Day 2* and Day 4

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/     

 

REMEMBER the asterisked lessons * are ones that will be taught in school if your child is attending. Please do not repeat at home if your child is coming to school. There are 5 days provided on white rose for this week so if you are looking for more lessons to do without using the school ones, please feel free to use the others.

 

Resources you will need I have listed in the weekly overview.

I have carefully selected these lessons for their learning content, but if you need to change them according to your resources/child’s interest or you would like to do more of them then please do. 

 

 

Overview week 6

Dear Parents
As we welcome some of the children back to school, we want to reassure you that the home learning will continue as before. Please note though that any asterisked * lessons will be the lessons taught in school for those who are attending. This is so that those of you who are sending your children in do not repeat these lessons at home. 


LITERACY
News writing*
Talk for writing pages 24-29*

 

PHONICS
Focus on ‘oo’*

 

MATHS
White rose week 6
The Snail and the Whale.
Day 1 *  making simple patterns, exploring  more complex patterns, adding more, taking away ( paper or paper plate, pen, scissors. They suggest an edible activity using wraps and chocolate spread [which WILL NOT be done in school but adapted] so you could use play dough or counters or draw picture instead) 
Day 2 * making simple patterns, exploring more complex patterns, adding more (paper, pen, either paint/felt pens/dot stickers).
Day 4 doubling, halving and sharing, odds and evens. (No resources necessary but I suggest some counters would be helpful)

 

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 
Have a whale of a time! Learning about what can relax us when we feel tense. 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD 
Rock painting minibeasts*

Literacy documents Wk by June 1st

Literacy Home/School learning - Week beginning Monday June 1st

Please note that this is the work that will be covered in school for those children returning and is also the home learning for those children learning from home.

Talk for Writing pages 24-29

Page 24
Literacy/Understanding the World

We will look at mini beasts more closely and in particular focus on their body parts. We will compare and contrast these to those of humans discussing which are unique to insects, humans etc... Then using their sounds and the teaching we will encourage the children to read and label the body parts of a mini beast.

Page 25

The children will learn to make actions and chant this counting rhyme. Please teach it at home by emphasising the rhyme, ask your child to make up actions and revisit it when you have a chance.

Page 26

Letter from Mavis

Shared reading

Please read parts of this letter to your child and encourage them to sound out and read some of it to you too. We will read this with the children in school as a shared reading activity. To check that the children have understood the purpose and meaning of the text we will ask them questions.

Suggested questions.

Who has sent this letter?
Is it for me or you?
What has Mavis been doing? 
What has she done to the fruit and vegetables?
Why?
Now what does Mavis want you to do? 

Page 27

With your child see which fruit/vegetables that they immediately talk about using the pictures. Encourage them to say the name of the fruit correctly and also encourage them to talk about the shape, colour, size and if they know it the taste too. Then see if they can label them too. Please encourage the children to use their sounding skills by segmenting the words into parts and repeating them aloud until they can write their version of the word. Please praise and model accurate letter formation too.

Page 28

Outside activity

Collect a range of natural materials to photograph, sketch or if time is tight just to collect.

Talk about these things together, use some of the words in the speech bubble to help your child to describe, compare the various objects that they have found. Try to develop the understanding of new words through conversation.

Page 29

Reading and acting a rhythmic poem

Percussion instruments are great fun for using with poems so grab a tambourine, drum, or make one! 
Yoghurt cartons make great shakers if you put rice, pasta or dried beans or pulses in them. Use thick paper and a rubber band across the top to make a lid. Pringle tubes also make great shakers. Drums can be as simple as an upside down pan or box with a wooden spoon and two pan lids make great cymbals.

Wave your hands, Clap, stamp, sway your hips and gap you nose and/or play the instruments using the poem. 

If you have time, chat about words that rhyme and develop the children’s understanding of other body parts too. We often play a version of Simon says but using some of the trickier body parts like elbows, shoulders, shins, etc...

Phonics

At speed, try to recap all phase 2 and 3 sounds using either flash cards and/or by singing. If you either google You tube Jolly phonics phase 2 and after that You tube Jolly Phonics phase 3 
song it will give you these songs with music and actions for your child to sing and move along to. 


This week’s focus will be OO.

OO makes two sounds, firstly it makes the long OO sound like in moon, spoon and room. 

Then it also make a short OO sound like in book, cook and rook.

If you google You tube Jolly Phonics OO sound. A short tutorial comes up which demonstrates the two ways of using OO by a mother and child reading together. You and your child can watch this together. 

After that please google You tube Mr Thorne phonics long OO sound.
The next video teaches the long OO sound as in moon and shampoo, Geraldine Giraffe puts in an appearance too. 


The next video recommended You tube video teaches the short OO sound as in book and took.
YouTube Mr Thorne short OO sound


To consolidate the learning further please write down some of the words, or ask your child to write some and also read them in a sentence together.

Examples

Long OO

moon, spoon, room, shampoo, broom, gloomy, hoot, scoop, hoop, boot, root, cool, roof, tool and soon.

Short OO sound

book, look, took, foot, good, soot, wool, cook, rook, stood, brook and hook.


Sentences

The witch took her broom for a flight to the moon.

Has a spoon or a fork got prongs?

Soon it will be summer and we can book a holiday.

Please note in standard English the pronunciation is as above but in some parts of the country local dialect differs. 

As an additional activity I have also added some word cards with the vowel digraphs omitted for your child to try to find the correct phoneme. I would suggest just focusing on one sound at a time at first and building up to 2 or 3 sounds. 

Please also feel free to use any of the other PowerPoints or ideas posted previously on your Tapestry online journal account. 

Have fun! 

Mrs.W.

Reception letter week 5

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Wow, it’s the end of this half term already! We want to say well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป for all your efforts week after week. It feels like a very long time since Easter doesn’t it? But you have kept going and your grown ups too, so thank you. Friday is a non-pupil day and next week is half term ๐ŸŽ‰ so there will be no home learning from us. 

 

We are pleased that you enjoyed the work we have been doing recently on animal life cycles and minibeasts ๐Ÿž๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒ. We have seen some super life cycles and lots of you sent us the results of your minibeast hunt. It was amazing to see just how many different types of minibeast you found - well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. Some of you have shown us that you are lucky enough to be watching ‘pet’ caterpillars ๐Ÿ› at home and waiting for them to turn into butterflies ๐Ÿฆ‹.

 

Mrs Guesdon has a pet. He is a cat ๐Ÿ˜บcalled Mr Smiggles and he loves to sleep. He can also be a bit naughty sometimes ๐Ÿ˜ผ eating things in the house he really shouldn’t! โŒ His favourite toy is a green mouse ๐Ÿญ he likes to chase when it’s thrown and sometimes he ‘fetches’ it back like a dog so it can be thrown again! 
 

Mrs Wakeling doesn’t have any pets, but she does have birds in her garden.

 

Pets are lovely to have, but they need looking after well โœ…. This means giving them our time and care. They need the right food ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿฅ• and the right amount - not too much or too little. They need fresh water to drink ๐Ÿ’ฆ and a comfortable home,  sometimes in a cage and sometimes in our house. They also need exercise too just like us ๐Ÿ˜€. 

 

Do any of you have pets? ๐Ÿค” What do you do to look after them? 

If you don’t have a pet, do you have birds that visit your garden? Do you look after them? 

 

Pets are amazing 

๐Ÿพ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ›๐Ÿด๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ

 

We hope you have a lovely half term,

Stay safe, stay amazing โญ๏ธ

 

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon and Mrs Wakeling๐ŸŒˆ

 

 

Understanding the World

Making a mini beast!

 

Dear children and grown ups, 

 

We thought you might like to make a mini beast ๐Ÿ›  so we have attached a sheet for you to print, cut out and either attach your creature with split pins, or if you don’t have any of those you could just glue the legs or other body parts on. ๐Ÿฆ‹ I don’t have those at home so please don’t worry, use what you have indoors and don’t go to the the shops especially. 

If you don’t have access to a printer either, that’s not a problem. You could draw your own mini beast from one you’ve seen, or even invent your own. Then you could cut it out and stick on its wings or antennae etc... ๐ŸฆŸ 

๐Ÿ•ท You don’t have to use paper either, you might like making things out of felt, fabric or card. You might have some of those plastic stick on eyes, or pipe cleaners to make legs or antennae. If you’re like me, you might have an art and craft box, or shelf where you keep all of the things you need to make things. See what you have got and use your imaginations. 

Mrs.Guesdon and I will really look forward to seeing your ideas. ๐Ÿž 

Have a safe and wonderful half term too.

Mrs.Wakeling. ๐ŸŒˆ 

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Did you know that nobody is perfect? Not even grown ups, your teacher ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿซ , people on tv ๐Ÿ“บ or even the Queen ๐Ÿ‘‘! Because we aren’t perfect sometimes we need to ask others for help. 

 

Have a look at the first picture of the wellbeing monster and talk about your ideas (remember the talking toy rules ๐Ÿงธ ). 

 

Now sometimes when people ask for our help we say things like “I’m too busy” or “I don’t know”. This doesn’t make that person feel good ๐Ÿ˜ž. Sometimes when we can’t do something ourselves, instead of asking for help we moan ๐Ÿ˜ซ “I can’t do this”. Wellbeing monster has some suggestions for more positive things we could say to each other ๐Ÿ™‚. Have a look at them with your grown up and maybe you can print them out/copy some out and put them up somewhere at home to use this week.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

Well Being Wednesday

Have fun learning your phonics through play

Phonics

 

Dear parents (and children) please read the phonics notes that are on this week’s Literacy notes after the Talk for Writing โœ๏ธ information, these were posted on Sunday for you and I have added them again at the end of this note too. After that, have a look at the 3 videos posted on your Tapestry online journal and show them to your child, the explanations below are to help you set out the games so that your child can continue to develop their phonic awareness and application through outside or indoor play. Some children will be able to help make and set up parts of the games. Please don’t think you need printed and laminated sound and word cards like the ones I used, just write them onto paper, card or even on stones. Below are more details about each game all of which can be played outside in the sunshine.

 

Learning sounds and tricky words through simple outside games.

PLEASE USE THIS WEEK’S FOCUS SOUND oa in all these games.

You will need a grown up, or older brother or sister to help you make the game. You need, paper, pens or chalk, stones, a water pistol or Nerf gun or bean bag, some sand either in a sand tray or pit, some pegs or blu tac.

 

There are 3 games.  
Game 1
Practise your sounds by firing on them.

Write some sounds on paper or card or even on stones, weight the paper or card down outside with stones.
Someone calls out the sounds one at a time slowly at first.
You try to find and shoot at the sound with your water pistol/Nerf gun or throw a beanbag onto it. As you get better the caller shouts the sounds out more quickly.

To develop, after you are getting good at it, ask the other player to move the sounds around and repeat the game.

 

Game 2
Finding and matching the sounds by reading words.

Using a felt tip pen, write some sounds onto small clean dry stones with the help of a grown up. Hide these in some sand. Ask your grown up to write words that use these sounds onto card or paper and hide these in the sand. 
Find a stone in the sand and try to find a word that uses that sound by segmenting and blending. 

 

Game 3
Tricky word game
A grown up or older sibling writes out some of the phase 3 and 2 tricky words for you. Then they peg them around an outside or indoor space. They call the words out one at a time and you have to find the word by reading it and bring it back to them. If you have space and a soft area you could run back or make it into a competition with a brother or sister.

 

 

Please vary these games to make them fit your space, resources or child’s ability. If your child knows all these words use the high frequency word list in their reading diary to increase their knowledge of other words.

In all these games don’t be afraid to use some known sounds, or words so that your child enjoys success and also adapt them as your child shows more confidence. Please try to include a wide variety of sounds and words from phase 2 and 3 and revisit these simple games from time to time. 

Have fun and stay safe.

 

Mrs.W.

 

 

 

 

Phonics - Use these videos and ideas to learn and use oa this week.

 

This week we will be looking at oa and revising all phase 2 and 3 sounds generally while considering some other ways of making the sound.

 

YouTube

Start by watching a little You tube video of Geraldine Giraffe learning oa.

 

Talk to your child about oa being a vowel digraphs which is 2 letters that make 1 sound.

 

Like Geraldine in the video look for things at home that might have the sound in them. For example coat, boat etc. If you have toys or pictures that use this sound then play a version of Kim’s game.

 

Show your child a toy goat, a small coat, a toy boat etc ask them to say what they are, write the words so your child can see them. Ask you child to write oa in the air.

 

Then hide the objects of pictures under a piece of cloth and ask your child to hide their eyes while you remove 1 object. When this is done show the children what is under the cloth now and see if they can think of what you have taken away. Use the sound to help them remember. Repeat for 5 mins.

 

Model writing a rhyming sentence using the sound for example:

 

I put on my pretty yellow coat and jumped on the blue boat with my friend Suzy the goat.

 

 

Encourage your child with support to read back the sentence. Ask them which sound have they been learning and can they see it, tell you the sounds and the words that contain it. 

 

Repeat using this sound but their ideas. 

The sillier the sentence you come up with the better they will learn.

 

The dancing goat was wearing my best raincoat when he jumped off the boat he learned how to float.

 

If your child likes Discovery espresso use this later in the week to consolidate their understanding of the sound, if they prefer use the sorting sound vowel digraphs and trigraph PowerPoint, this is good for revisiting all these sounds. If you have time, observe them to see which ones they are insecure on and revisit those if you have time. Feel free to develop their understanding by finding longer words that use the sound if they are already confident but start of with shorter words and test the water first.

 

I will post a teaching video too to support learning this phoneme.

 

Have fun and if you have time post me any great learning your child achieves.

 

Ask your child to try and spot these sounds when they are reading with or to you and anywhere else they read. 

 

Please remember that you are under no pressure from us to complete these activities but where possible completing home learning little and often will help your child to remember and apply the skills they have learned already in school.

 

Stay safe,

 

Mrs.W.

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

Good Morning children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป 

 

This week’s maths is based on the story Superworm. It’s by Julia Donaldson who is one of our favourite authors ๐Ÿ“–. Do you remember we were reading lots of her books in story time at school? 

 

It’s also great that our maths has been linking to our minibeasts๐Ÿ›๐Ÿž learning theme, did you notice? 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

 

Dear Parents 

 

Unfortunately Superworm is not on YouTube KIDS, however you may be able to find it elsewhere if you do not have the book. But please remember although it’s great to begin by reading the story, it is is not essential to the maths work.

 

White Rose Week 5

Superworm

Day 2, Day 4 and Day 5

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/     

 

Resources you will need I have listed in the weekly overview.

I have carefully selected these lessons for their learning content, but if you need to change them according to your resources/child’s interest or you would like to do more of them then please do. 

 

 

Literacy Talk for Writing โœ๏ธ and phonics Wk beginning 18th May 2020

Literacy EYFS wk beginning Monday 18th May.

This week we are following Talk for Writing from pages 17-22. 

Page 17 making a feely tray for learning letter formation.

You will need a tray and a variety of sensory materials, please use what you have got and don’t worry about buying things you haven’t. You may have sand, sugar, flour (lucky you!) salt or shaving foam. 

Start by reading or encouraging your child to segment and read these words. Mention that these are actions and link them to the pictures. Ask your child if them can spot any digraphs they know, they might notice sh and ng etc...

Please model how to start each letter at the top and how to shape the letter for each word. Encourage your child to take their time and repeat the activity to help learn the letter shapes and words. Tell them that they are training their hands and brains encourage them to repeat the sounds aloud as they are writing.

 

Page 18 shared reading about a magical potion made by Mavis.

Please explain that this is a letter and ask your child if they know what a letter is and where they might see one. Hopefully they will know that letters come through the door. Talk about writing or typing letters and posting them with a stamp etc...

Read the letter to your child all the way through and then talk to them about who it is sent to (Mavis) and who has sent it (Bertie). Explain that letters are not always about potions but that they start with Dear and the name of the person sending it and that they end with who they are from. Look at the paw print, ask/tell your child it’s instead of signing their name. 

Read the first paragraph again and explain that this letter has a list of what is needed to make something. Point out this list and the refer to each of the bullet points and talk about what is needed.

Reading the instructions with your child.

Point out the use of numbers 1-5 and read each step of the instructions with and to your child. Explain that the numbers start with 1 because that is the first thing to do and each time a number is different explain that’s the next thing to do and so on. See if they know which number is the last instruction. Tell your child that these are instructions and that instructions tell us how to do or make something.

Tell your child that on the next page is a challenge where they have to try to make the potion in the letter by following all the instructions very carefully.

Page 19 Mavis Challenge. 

Have fun making this, or a version of this potion. You could use jelly, jam, ice, plastic toys etc... Please improvise with the ingredients if you need to, or with the tweezers, or cocktail sticks, you could use chopsticks, small tongs instead. Ask your child to refer back to the instructions and the list throughout the activity. Model doing this yourself for example you might ask your child what they have to do to the jelly cubes or jelly powder first, next etc...use these adverbs of time (first, second, next, after that etc) to help your child understand them.

Later in the week....

Page 20 
Following on from last week’s work about Understanding the World, this page is a mini beasts hunt. If your child completed this task, then this could be independent or even skipped. I would print a few copies of this sheet and put one on a clipboard with a pen and watch to see if they can carry this task out themselves if you have a garden or when you got for a walk. At school they love a list of items and a clipboard and because the task is familiar they enjoy working without adult support. 

If your child is particularly interested in a creature, encourage them to look very closely at it. Perhaps if you have one, use a magnifying glass. Compare body parts to their own, ask questions to encourage the children to observe and check. For example, how many legs can you see, what colour is it? Why do you think it has wings? And so on.  Keep their ideas, perhaps jot them down on post its for later reference.  Take a photo of the bug or ask your child to draw the creature. As an extension they could stick the post it notes around it. Retain this as a plan for later.

Reading - look at these fact files together. Explain that a fact file gives us a list of information about something including about a mini beast. Explain it must be fact (truthful) and not a story. 

Read and discuss the fact files together. Point out that they are about different mini beasts but they both use the same headings. Talk about the headings and say that they describe what the creature looks like and more. Explain that they are to tell people facts (information) about the creatures.

Page 21 and 22 are reading activities to learn about mini beasts. 

Using your child’s mini beast hunt photo/picture and post it notes as a plan and a starting point support your child in how to complete the fact file. Why not print one out for yourself and model completing it with a different mini beast to the one chosen by your child before you help your child to do their one.


Page 22 is the writing frame for making a mini beast fact file. Don’t panic if you can’t print it out, just copy the headings for your child. They will need you to read at least some of the headings and point out where to scribe their ideas, they should be encouraged to sound out the words they choose to use.


Phonics

This week we will be looking at oa and revising all phase 2 and 3 sounds generally while considering some other ways of making the sound.

YouTube
Start by watching this little You tube video of Geraldine Giraffe

Talk to your child about oa being a vowel digraphs which is 2 letters that make 1 sound.

Like Geraldine in the video look for things at home that might have the sound in them. For example coat, boat etc. If you have toys or pictures that use this sound then play a version of Kim’s game.

Show your child a toy goat, a small coat, a toy boat etc ask them to say what they are, write the words so your child can see them. Ask you child to write oa in the air.

Then hide the objects of pictures under a piece of cloth and ask your child to hide their eyes while you remove 1 object. When this is done show the children what is under the cloth now and see if they can think of what you have taken away. Use the sound to help them remember. Repeat for 5 mins.

Model writing a rhyming sentence using the sound for example:

I put on my pretty yellow coat and jumped on the blue boat with my friend Suzy the goat.


Encourage your child with support to read back the sentence. Ask them which sound have they been learning and can they see it, tell you the sounds and the words that contain it. 

Repeat using this sound but their ideas. 
The sillier the sentence you come up with the better they will learn.

The dancing goat was wearing my best raincoat when he jumped off the boat he learned how to float.

If your child likes Discovery espresso use this later in the week to consolidate their understanding of the sound, if they prefer use the sorting sound vowel digraphs and trigraph PowerPoint, this is good for revisiting all these sounds. If you have time, observe them to see which ones they are insecure on and revisit those if you have time. Feel free to develop their understanding by finding longer words that use the sound if they are already confident but start of with shorter words and test the water first.

I will post a teaching video too to support learning this phoneme.

Have fun and if you have time post me any great learning your child achieves.

Ask your child to try and spot these sounds when they are reading with or to you and anywhere else they read. 

Please remember that you are under no pressure from us to complete these activities but where possible completing home learning little and often will help your child to remember and apply the skills they have learned already in school.

Stay safe,

Mrs.W.

 

 

Overview week 5
 

Literacy EYFS wk beginning Monday 18th May.

This week we are following Talk for Writing from pages 17-22. 
Apologies as this is the week you need the resources I put on last week’s overview. Just use what you have don’t do additional shopping. 

Page 17 making a feely tray for learning letter formation.
You will need a tray and a variety of sensory materials, please use what you have got and don’t worry about buying things you haven’t. You may have sand, sugar, flour (lucky you!) salt or shaving foam. 

Page 18 shares reading about a magical potion made by Mavis

Page 19 Mavis Challenge. 
Have fun making this or a version of this potion. You could use jelly, jam, ice, plastic toys etc...

Page 20 
Another optional garden mini beasts hunt. This could be independent if your child has done this already or even skipped. We find at school that if we give them an activity they have done with an adult previously they actually love showing what they can do by themselves. Of course they love a list items and a clipboard too!

Page 21 and 22 are reading activities to learn about mini beasts. 

Page 22 is a writing frame for making a mini beast fact file. 
 

PHONICS

This week we will be focusing on oa, recapping all phase 2 and 3 sounds generally and other considering some other ways of making this sound.

 

MATHS
White rose week 5 
Superworm! 
Day 2: adding more, taking away, counting to 20, number lines.
Day 4: adding more, counting to 20. (Needs some tins of food, various sizes if possible, and money or pretend money).
Day 5: Length, height and distance. (Needs cooked spaghetti and food colouring/play dough, and sting/wool). 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
 

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 
Focus: Nobody is perfect. Thinking about using positive language. (No additional resources).

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD 
Learning more about what makes mini beasts special.
Making a minibeast 

Talk for Writing document

Reception Letter week 4

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Another week of home learning and we are so proud of you all working hard. Thank you to your grown ups for sharing your work with us on tapestry, it is especially nice to see your happy smiling faces ๐Ÿ˜Š. 

 

We have been very busy with school work just like you ๐Ÿ’ป, but we have also had a little time at the weekends to enjoy our hobbies. Having a hobby is fun and can help keep your mind and feelings healthy too ๐Ÿฅฐ. 

 

Mrs Guesdon likes reading and making things. She enjoys lots of different crafts, sometimes it’s hard to choose what to do! She has been doing some sewing ๐Ÿงต and made crochet rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ which now hang in the windows of her house.

 

Mrs Wakeling has been busy gardening ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒท, planting carnations and weeding the boarders and rockery. She also enjoys baking; making a Victoria sandwich cake for VE Day last week and this weekend she is going to make a lemon drizzle cake ๐Ÿ˜‹. 

 

Lots of people are using this time at home to try something new or learn a new craft. Do you have a hobby or a craft you enjoy? ๐Ÿค” You could share it with us on tapestry if you like. We hope you have a good ‘creative’ weekend with your family.

 

Stay safe, stay amazing โญ๏ธ

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon and Mrs Wakeling๐ŸŒˆ

Understanding the World 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป 

 

Nature is all around us, and many of us have been very lucky to enjoy our gardens and see the plants ๐ŸŒฑ growing and the animals ๐Ÿฆ” appearing after the winter. Lots of birds have returned here now the weather is warmer, and they have been busy building nests and laying eggs๐Ÿฃ. We have also been looking at the tadpoles growing  ๐Ÿธand some of you have been sharing with us the nature you have seen. 

 

One thing everyone has got in their garden is minibeasts. ๐Ÿž๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ. They are there if you know where to look. Where do you think they might be hiding? 

 

Please enjoy watching this video to learn more about what minibeasts are: 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011n1mp

 

Wow, wasn’t the video interesting? What did you learn? Now it’s your turn to see if you can find some minibeasts. They won’t be the same as the ones in the film ๐Ÿž๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ, but they are just as interesting. If you have a magnifying glass ๐Ÿ” and a plastic tub you might be able to carefully catch your minibeasts and take a closer look ๐Ÿ‘€ . Ask a grown up to help you as minibeasts need gentle handling ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป. 

 

You can use this sheet to make a record of what you find: 

 

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/0f/ff/t-t-019-eyfs-minibeast-hunt-checklist-_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1589396039~acl=%2Fresource%2F0f%2Fff%2Ft-t-019-eyfs-minibeast-hunt-checklist-_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=4cc32eea21eb4fda625b489e4dc1e141b16c6e2e4fed7010804ff675285da6ba

 

When you are done, make sure you return your minibeasts to where you found them so they can go home. โš ๏ธ It’s very important to wash your hands afterwards with lots of soap ๐Ÿงผ and water ๐Ÿ’ฆ. 

 

Happy minibeast hunting! We look forward to seeing what you find. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Do you know there are some things we can control in our life and some things that we can’t? For example you cannot control the weather and make it sunny โ˜€๏ธ whenever we want but you can control how you treat others, by choosing to have kind hands and kind words ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€. Right now, things are very different for us all because we cannot choose to go round a friends house ๐Ÿ  or go to the beach ๐Ÿ– or hug our grandparents ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿฆณ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป. One day we will be able to again, and until then we must remember we have an important part to play in keeping everyone safe. 

 

When we cannot control things, it can be hard and make us feel worried ๐Ÿฅบ or sad ๐Ÿ˜ข or angry ๐Ÿ˜ก. It’s normal to feel like that but there is something we can do to help ourselves feel better. We can take time to breathe. Breathing exercises can help us to feel calm - when you breathe deeply it sends a message to your brain ๐Ÿง  to relax your body.

 

So this week talk with your family about what you can and can’t control. Remember we only talk when we hold the talking toy ๐Ÿงธ the rest of the time we listen carefully ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿปto what others say. There is no right or wrong answer - everybody’s ideas are important. Then practise the deep breathing; the wellbeing monster in the picture tells you how.

 

Take time to notice how you feel after the deep breathing. Do you feel different? And remember the next time you cannot control something, you can control how you respond to feel better: take time to breathe, relax and let go of those feelings. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

News Writing        V.E. Day  Sentence Writing โœ๏ธ 

 

Dear Children and Parents, 

 

If you have the time your child may want to tell us all about their V.E Day celebrations on Friday. Please use the teaching writing video on your child’s online journal to support the sentence writing and refer to the various word cards saved to support independent writing too.

 

Phonics 

 

Revising the igh trigraph and looking at other ways of making the long i sound.

 

Dear Parents, Guardians and children,

 

Our focus on phonics this week is making the long i sound and in particular revising the igh trigraph. Revision of tricky words.

 

Please watch both teaching videos on your Tapestry online journal, starting with the longer video which focuses on the trigraph igh. In the second video the children also find out other ways of making the long i sound.

 

The activity to support this learning is to first talk about and with your support to collect some words using the sound. Next they should try to draw a picture that uses the sound in one word, words, or in a sentence using the sound. 

 

Your child might like to draw a room with a light in it and label the light or they could show someone or something that could give you a fright. They might want to draw a scene at night showing moonlight etc... You can make this as simple or as lengthy as you feel your child can cope with. More able children could experiment with several words in one sentence and a drawing. Other children could choose one word and draw a picture to capture its meaning.

 

Please use Discovery Espresso Polly’s phonics again to support the learning of this sound and to consolidate the revision of both the phase 2 and phase 3 tricky words. There are various reading activities relating to the sound that come up on the screen after watching their learning videos.

 

 

 

Talk for Writing โœ๏ธ Wk bg 11.05.20

Literacy - Talk for Writing โœ๏ธ Wk bg 11.05.20

 

 

Talk for Writing notes for Wk bg 11th May

 

Page 12

Support your child if you have access to a printer by printing the photographs they took of their toy’s adventure. If you don’t have a printer firstly don’t worry, your child can write and/or draw the places. To support both versions of the activity, talk through where the toy went slowly with your child. Use some of the following words (sequencers) to help your child organise and sequence their ideas, first, next, then, later, after, after that, finally... Talk it through in sentences as you are doing this and encourage your child to talk it back to you using sentences even if you have to model and they repeat it a few times. For example, first teddy ran to the garden swing. If that is going well, add in some prepositional phrases, these are words that describe the position of something. For example, next teddy climbed up the big tree. The word up is the preposition and climbed up is the prepositional phrase. Using these ideas will encourage your child to talk in more complex sentences and the idea behind the Talk for Writing scheme is that the talking leads to better early sentence use which feeds through into writing.

 

The other top tip with this page is to start at the top of the curved line and work down. At school when we model these activities we usually use alternate sides of the line as we work down. Your child may have a very clear idea of what they think went first etc it doesn’t really matter at this stage but once it’s glued on then when they retell you what the toy did, encourage them to start at the top and use the plan to support the ordering of their narrative (what they are telling you) some children find that numbering the photographs helps, others don’t yet understand that this can help them remember the order. 

 

Happy Poem page 13

 

Read the poem to your child, emphasise the rhyming words and clap out the rhythm together, use a drum, or something to mark a beat with (wooden spoon or pan) other percussion instruments if you have them and if your child would find that fun. Encourage the use of actions for some words, for example rainbow, bee, dolphin, etc...

 

For your information, poems are meant to be heard, which lends itself to performing them. They are a lot like songs in that respect which is why they are grouped in verses. Show your child the poem and get them to count the verses, there are 5. Show your child that each verse has been set out in 4 lines. Look at (and if you have the time and if your child is still engaged in the learning) underline the words that rhyme. List these down and repeat just the pairs that rhyme with your child and see if they can add to the list. For example, discuss peach and beach, add to it teach and reach, etc... This poem also uses repetition (repeated words) can your child count how many times the title of the poem Happy is used? Explain that all this is on purpose and that they could make up a similar poem verbally if they wanted to. For example using the word happy or another.

 

Naughty poem,

 

Naughty as a kitten,

Naughty as a boy,

Naughty as a girl,

stealing someone’s toy.

 

Funny Poem

 

Funny as a puppy,

Funny as a kitten,

Funny as child,

Looking for their mitten.

 

Page 14

 

Talk about the content of each picture with your child and encourage them to draw a circle around those that feature in the poem. Revisit the poem as often as your child needs to as it isn’t a memory test it’s just a way of trying to learn the poem more deeply. Once the child has completed this activity praise them for counting and finding so many from the poem. Talk about the meaning of any pictures or new words that the child may seem unsure of. Encourage your child to ask questions about the pictures too. 

 

Page 15 and 16 Get Creative - Develop the muscles and fine motor control for later writing through an art activity. Too tip, you may not have lots of paintbrushes but could use a few pencils with rubber bands on the end of them. In school we would probably encourage the children to choose the paint colours and to help squeeze or pour the paint into pots or a palette. Then we would encourage the child to use one brush/pencil/stick per colour so that the colours remain clear. You may want to mix colours with your child to make other colours, for example red and yellow makes orange, blue and red makes purple, etc... 

Page 16 is the frame. Top tip cut a piece of paper the same size but that will fit in the frame, the child paints the rainbow on this one. You or your child cuts the rainbow out and then glue it onto page 16, this means they can then paint or colour the frame too. If they are more confident remind them to try not to paint over the frame with the rainbow. 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

Good Morning children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป 

 

This week’s maths is starting with another Eric Carle story The Very Busy Spider ๐Ÿ•ท.  You will need a dice for day 3 and you will also see the ten frames on day 3 which is good because we know how to use them already. 

 

I hope you have fun this week with this maths and we look forward to seeing what you get up to on tapestry.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

 

Dear Parents 

 

You can find the very busy spider story being read on YouTube KIDS if you want to use the story. 

 

White Rose Week 4

The very busy spider

Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/     

 

I know there is a lesson for each day, but please don’t feel pressured to do it all - we do not want to overwhelm you. I recommend these lessons, but if you need to change them according to your resources/child’s interest or you would like to do more of them then please do. 

 

Day one has a fun activity to start the week if you get the chance to do it, it will be a great hook to engage the children. 

Reception Letter week 3 

 

Hello Children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

Another week has already past! You have been working very hard this week on lots of different activities, we are so impressed. We have enjoyed seeing your literacy work on Mavis the cat ๐Ÿฑ and the hungry caterpillar maths ๐Ÿ› - you are all so creative. Some of you chose to make a worry box too and they look great. 

 

The tadpoles in the pond are still tadpoles! No sign of any changes yet. The latest Tadpole Diary will be available on tapestry next week and there is a surprise guest from the pond. 

 

Friday is VE Day ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง, and some of you have been busy getting ready decorating your house. We hope you have a good day with your families and if you take any photos of your day we would love to see what you got up to. 

 

Stay safe, stay home, stay amazing โญ๏ธ

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon and Mrs Wakeling๐ŸŒˆ

Overview of Week 4
 

LITERACY
You will need: a packet of jelly, raisins or sultanas or plastic spiders, paint and a brush or stick and elastic bands. 

Talk for Writing
Page 12 Ordering and storytelling

Draw or stick on the photographs of where you took your toy last time. Write your name on your work, label some of the places and the toy. 

Page 13 
Read a poem and clap the rhythm. 

Page 14
Talk about the pictures and circle those that are in the poem. 

Page 15 and 16
Using the frame on page 16 paint a rubber band rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ 

 

PHONICS
igh trigraph, action. Read, write and apply. 

 

MATHS
White rose week 4 The Very Busy Spider. 
Day 2: adding more, taking away, counting to 20
Day 3: adding more, taking away, counting to 20 (needs a dice ๐ŸŽฒ )
Day 4: doubling, halving and sharing, odds and evens. 

(Day 1 is good fun so if you want to do this as an optional extra, have a look it requires some sticky tape, like masking tape)

 

WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 
Focus: Take time to breathe - things we can and can’t control

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
Minibeasts - going on a bug hunt, identifying. If you have the following you might like to use: magnifying glass, bug pot or plastic container, bug books. If you have access to a printer: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-T-019-Minibeast-hunt-sheet 

V.E. Day 75th Anniversary 

 

On 8th May this week it will be 75 years since the end WWII. To celebrate the country is having a bank holiday on Friday.

 

Some people are marking this special day by dressing up and having a street party, of course this will be in line with the social distancing rules we are all following. Some people will decorate their houses and gardens with flags and bunting and if the weather is good they plan to have a picnic in their front gardens. 

 

The Royal British Legion (a charity set up to care for veterans and the families of those who served in the war) have lots of information on their website. They also have a picture to colour and display in your window. I have down loaded it here (it’s the one with a Union Jack flag and aircraft) and I have also downloaded some other documents you might want to use. There is some bunting either to just print and make, or if you prefer to paint/colour and make, there is also a Spitfire glider to make and some other colouring sheets.

 

Look out for information about the day in case it is on later this week on BBC Newsround too. 

 

You can follow the link below and look for the poster, or their kids activity pack if you have older children as this pack it’s pitched a bit high for EYFS. 

 

https://rbli.co.uk/veday75/ 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

This week is called ‘Don’t worry about it!’. We all worry about things sometimes, even grown ups. It’s important to know that worrying is okay, but we need to teach our minds not to get stuck thinking just about our worries ๐Ÿฅบ. It helps to tell others about our worries because then they can help us. Also when our worries aren’t stuck in our minds we feel happier. Use the picture to have a talk at home (remember the talking toy ๐Ÿงธ helps with this).

 

Afterwards if you would like to, you could make a worry box. You could use an old box and decorate it, or maybe you already have a special box you could use. Then after you have talked about your worry you can write or draw it and put it in the box. Then the worry is still real but isn’t in your mind all the time, and you can think about other things which make you feel happier ๐Ÿ˜€. 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

Dear Parents

If you have not done Wellbeing Wednesday before please see week 2 resources where you will find more information. 

Signs of Spring

Life Cycles - Signs of Spring

 

Children you will remember that earlier this Spring I planted three new trees in my garden. I bought these as baby trees (saplings) but once they were just a seed. 

 

Before I planted the trees I mixed some special plant food in the soil to help the tree to grow. Young trees need a lot of water so if it doesn’t rain I water my new, or young trees every day. They need half a large watering can of water every day. 

 

You will see from my latest photographs that these trees are starting to grow and change. Can you see that they are growing buds (the beginning of flowers) as well as leaves? 

 

I expect you will have noticed that lots of other trees that you see are looking very pretty now too. They are covered in pink or white flowers called blossom. Blossom is a sign that the season of Spring will soon end and Summer is on it’s way.

 

Take care, 

Stay safe,

 

Mrs.W.

 

Phonics.  

 

please log onto your Tapestry online journal for the latest teaching video and a range of activities to support the revision and learning of the latest phase 3 sounds.

Spring - Life Cycles Ducklings crossing the road with their Mummy.

Understanding the World 

Signs of Spring - Lifecycles

 

Dear Children,

 

Look very closely or zoom into these photographs! You should be able to spot a mother duck and her ducklings who were crossing the road when I was driving home yesterday. It was amazing to watch because they had waddled from a pond across the road, had a splash in a puddle and then stopped on a grass verge on the other side of the road. Two ducklings were left behind but their Mummy duck soon quacked and they came running after! It reminded me of the counting song 5 Little Ducks went swimming. It also reminded me that Spring is a time when lots of birds and animals have their babies. I know you have been learning all about tadpoles and that many of you have sent us photos and videos of birds, nests and eggs. These ducklings were eggs just a short time ago and now they have hatched and already they are swimming on a pond and in puddles, as well as following their Mummy duck across roads. Nature is truly amazing and I know lots of you are enjoying your time playing outside and noticing what a beautiful time of year Spring is. I will send you an update on the trees I planted too soon so you can see that they are growing and changing just like the baby ducks and you.

 

Stay safe children, 

Mrs.W. 

 

Literacy - Talk for Writing - Mavis the magical Cat wk by 04.05.20

 

Some notes to support the Literacy Talk for Writing Learning.

 

 

Literacy

 

Writing Talk 4 Writing Mavis the Magical Cat 

 

Dear Children, Parents and Guardians,

 

Thank you for all the fantastic work you have been doing and posting recently. 

 

Pg 9 Learning a rhyme by chanting, making actions and clapping a rhythm.

 

This week in Literacy please enjoy reading and helping your child to learn parts or all of the rhyme. Encourage movement and actions as you learn the rhyme. It doesn’t matter if your child cannot recall it all but it’s useful for them to have heard it throughout the week to help them to remember parts. Talk about the words that rhyme in the poem (ea/ee and ou) model listing these to support your child. If your child can think of others why not add these to your list too. 

 

Extension - Your child may want to make up their own lists of words that rhyme, to support this in class we put pictures or objects that rhyme on a table with the spelling pattern, paper, pens or chalk if the activity is outside. Once they have chosen a few words they may want to make up their own rhyme using simple or silly sentences ( this means the sentences can be non sensical as long as they rhyme) or the may enjoy revisiting familiar nursery rhymes either through reading, role play or writing. 

 

Pg 10 Talk about places the character visited using picture clues.

 

Later this week please reread the story of Mavis the Magical Cat again together, spend time talking about who Mavis is and where she lives and where she visits. Encourage your child to use the picture clues on page 10 to guess (predict) where she will go next. Ask your child to choose a favourite toy of their own to take on an adventure around your home and/or garden, or even on a walk if you go for one. If you can, please photograph the places that your child chooses the toy will visit and keep these for next week.

 

Pg 11 After you have revisited the story...

Once your child is more familiar with the story, use page 11 to support the talking and writing of these places. This activity is another way of beginning to understand story structure as well as developing sounding and writing skills. 

 

While they are writing, encourage your child to tell you some of the sounds and letters they need to write down these places. Model and support their writing focusing on the child knowing the places from the story from the picture clues. Talk about these places so that your child has a good understanding of what they are. Don’t expect your child to know all the sounds in the words but repeat words often, slowly emphasising the sounds in the words and encouraging them to do the same as they write.

 

Most of all, enjoy learning the rhyme talking about the story and helping your child to develop a love of story writing by finding lots of places for a toy to go. 

 

Please remember that however much or little you are able to do with your child is fine. We understand that everyone has different commitments and pressure at home at the moment.

 

Kind regards, 

 

Mrs.Wakeling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

Good Morning children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป 

This week’s maths is starting with the story The Hungry Caterpillar ๐Ÿ›. I am sure you all know it, and you might even have this book at home. There is also an animated film of it you might like to watch if your grown ups say that is okay. 

 

It has been great to see that you have been really enjoying these maths activities that are linked to stories, so I hope you have fun this week with this one too and we look forward to seeing what you get up to on tapestry.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

 

Dear Parents 

 

You can find the animated hungry caterpillar video on YouTube KIDS. 

 

White Rose Week 3 

The hungry caterpillar 

Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

I know there is a lesson for each day, but please don’t feel pressured to do it all - we do not want to overwhelm you. I recommend these lessons, but if you need to change them according to your resources/child’s interest or you would like to do more of them then please do. 

Home Learning overview for week 3 w/b 03-05-2020


LITERACY 
Writing Talk 4 Writing Mavis the Magical Cat 

Pg 9 Learn to chant and act out a rhyme together.
Pg 10 talk about places the character visited using picture clues.
Take a toy on an adventure - photograph places the toy visited.
Pg 11 write down the places Mavis visited.

 

PHONICS
Revisiting phase 3 vowel digraphs focusing on ee

 

MATHS
White rose, summer week 3. The hungry caterpillar.
Day 2: adding more, taking away, counting to 20, doubling (requires finger paint)
Day 3: adding more, taking away, counting to 20 (need fruit from your fruit bowl)
Day 4: doubling, halving and sharing, odds and evens (suggests collage pictures of food from magazines but I think lots of you may have play food you could use instead) 

 

WELLBEING
Focus is ‘Don’t worry about it’. 
Optional craft activity: make a worry box (save a box and get some decorative bits ready) 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
What is the anniversary of VE Day?
Royal British Legion colouring poster for window activity -
https://rbli.co.uk/veday75/
 

Reception Letter Week 2
 

Hello children๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

We have really enjoyed seeing all your home learning this week. We know it’s very strange to be doing school at home, but we are proud of you for trying. Sometimes it’s tricky to do school work if we don’t feel like it or if our grown ups have to work, but for whatever work you have managed to do this week we want to say well done, great effort ๐Ÿ†. 

 

We also want to say a big thank you to your grown ups for helping you. They are being excellent teachers; give them a high five ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป .

 

How are you keeping active? It is very important to make sure that we keep moving our bodies everyday whilst we have to stay at home. Mrs Wakeling has been using her step exerciser to keep fit and doing lots of gardening ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒณ when the weather has been good. Mrs Guesdon has been doing yoga ๐Ÿง˜‍โ™€๏ธ twice a week and PE with Joe every day with her children. We know from tapestry that some of you have been keeping fit on your trampolines or going for your daily walk with your family in the bluebell woods. 

 

We hope you have a good ‘active’ weekend with your family.

 

Stay safe, stay home, stay amazing โญ๏ธ

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon and Mrs Wakeling๐ŸŒˆ

Frog Life Cycle/Tadpole Diary

Hello children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

I’m sorry I have no video update from the pond; the rain had made it difficult because of the iPad getting wet and the tadpoles hiding deeper down. But I can tell you there are lots of tadpoles still and they are busy growing but there are no signs of change yet. Let’s hope that next week we can see them.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

Dear Parents/Carers

At school we were going to learn about the life cycle of a frog. You could talk about this together (you may possibly have a book with it in) or a good video to watch is Come Outside -Frogs. It is an old programme I know, but it’s very good for EYFS and you can find it if you search online. After learning about it they could have a go at the cutting and sticking frog cycle below. If you want to extend your child you could a) get them to add labels b) ask them to write a sentence to go with each stage. If you do not have access to a printer then they could just draw their own.

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-T-017-Frog-lifecycle-worksheets

 

This is a free resource. 

Picture resource to help

Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Hello children๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

 

My class will remember that when we were at school we used to have circle time first thing on Wednesday morning. We did it because we are all very good at knowing how to keep our bodies healthy but together we were learning about keeping our feelings and mind healthy too. Right now, that is even more important because we have to stay at home ๐Ÿ . 

 

So every Wednesday I will share the idea for the week and we would like you all (RG and RW) to talk about it with your grown ups at home. It will be a little different to school as there is no surprise door to open and no big circle of 28 children! But you could use a talking toy ๐Ÿงธ with the grown ups at home and I’m sure you can show them how we do it. Perhaps if you have brothers or sisters they might like to join in too. (RW children - a talking toy allows you to speak and everyone else has to listen whilst you share your ideas. Only the person with the talking toy can speak and then you pass it on to the next person).

 

Remember you do not need to spend long on this; 5 minutes of shared talking is good. You do not need to write anything: just like at school this is about talking to each other and listening. 
 

The message this week is “Be proud of yourself!”.

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

 

Grown ups - it’s very simple. Share the prompt with your child, give them time to think about the answer carefully. At school I usually give them a whole minute to have a considered think and sometimes whilst they are doing that I give them a few ideas or possibilities to guide them. As you are at home, encourage them not to blurt out the first thing they think of (the talking toy helps here as they need to wait until they have it). Then when ready, discuss and share your thoughts! Most importantly every idea is valued and no answer is wrong. 

 

 

ai vowel digraph

 

For your information, there is a teaching video, an explanation, a PowerPoint, workbook and reading task along with other suggested activities posted on Tapestry for the above sound. 

 

We have added the PowerPoint, some wordcards and a workbook here if you need it too. 

 

 

 

 

ai phoneme

Literacy for this Week

 

Dear Children take a look at your Tapestry online journal for this week's Literacy learning!

 

For your information, this week we will be using a story to support the learning of Literacy in addition to the writing and phonics videos that I usually post on Tapestry. Below I will attach the documents you need but for more details please log onto Tapestry where I have explained the teaching more clearly.

 

PLEASE only complete pages 1-7 of this new programme, as we will be revisiting the attached pdf regularly over the next few weeks. Later today I will also be posting a different writing activity teaching video (on Tapestry) and the resources to support this.

 

All these activities are for the whole week so please complete them at a time that suits you best. There are additional suggestions to extend your child's learning or to just keep them busy if you need them but these additional activities are optional so please enjoy today's sunshine, stay safe and don't put yourselves under too much pressure. 

Kind regards, 

Mrs W. 

Talk for Writing EYFS UNIT

Summer Week 2 -Maths 

 

Good morning children โ˜€๏ธ

 

Maths this week is based on pirate stories ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠ argh how exciting me hearties! 

 

First if you can ask your grown up to go to tapestry I have a video for you to watch of me reading the story ‘The Night Pirates’. Although you don’t need the book to do the maths I thought you would like to hear a story ๐Ÿ˜€

 

For the weeks activities please head to:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

There are so many fun activities to try, we’re looking forward to you sending us back pictures of what you get up to on tapestry. 

 

Remember as well as the maths activities here, it’s good to keep working on:

Counting forwards AND backwards 

Recalling number bonds to 10

Recognising shapes

Adding and taking away.

There are lots of opportunities in the day to do this, it doesn’t need to take you long. Maybe you can recall your number bonds whilst you get dressed. Or spot shapes in your kitchen when you are eating your breakfast. Or add up how many snacks you’ve had today ๐Ÿ˜‹. Or sing a maths song when you are in the bath.  Maths is everywhere! 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

Reception Letter Summer Term Week 1

 

 Reception Letter Summer Term Week 1

Hello Children ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€

 

What a great first week back at homeschool. We are really impressed that you have been so keen and busy this week ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. 

 

We want to say well done for lots of maths work with Supertato; all the evil pea traps were amazing and lots of you got messy with jelly traps.  There was also fabulous writing work on ng and we know you are working hard on your phonics. Some of you celebrated the Queen’s birthday ๐Ÿ‘‘ by making cards and cakes, and we saw some amazing dragon art too for St. George’s day. 

 

What good weather we are having! All the plants and flowers are growing ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ and lots of animals are out and about ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿž๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ‹. Have you spotted any? We hope you are enjoying watching the tadpole diary from Mrs Guesdon’s pond. We are going to watch them grow over the weeks ahead and will be learning more about them. We hope you have a lovely weekend with your family. 

 

Stay safe, stay home, stay amazing โญ๏ธ 

๐ŸŒˆMrs Guesdon and Mrs Wakeling ๐ŸŒˆ

Tadpole Diary 2 ๐Ÿธ

 

Hello children 

 

I hope you enjoy this update about the tadpoles and some other nature finds from my garden. There are videos to watch so please ask your grown up to go to tapestry to enjoy this fully. 

 

If you are using this webpage only, have a look at the photos below and talk to your grown up about them. 

 

Here are some things you could talk about:

Can you see the tadpoles?

What do they look like?

How many can you see? 

What are they doing?

Can you see anything else that is alive in the pond? Look closely! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

 

There is also a photo (video on tapestry) of a birds nest I found in the Easter holidays. The egg wasn’t in the nest though. We found that on the lawn the other day but I put it in the nest so you could see. 

 

How busy nature is all around us if we look carefully. 

I wonder what nature is happening where you live? 

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ

St. George’s Day

Thursday 23rd April

 

Happy St. George’s day children! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

I wonder if you know why we celebrate this day? I have some short videos for you to watch to help you find out all about it. They can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-st-georges-day

There are 3 videos to watch, but after each one it would be nice if you can stop and talk to your grown up about it a little bit before you go onto the next. 

 

After you have learnt about it, we would like you to get creative and do some dragon art. ๐Ÿ‰ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿฒ You might like to draw your own dragon or use the one linked to the videos or use this one:https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ad-153-dragon-colouring-page- 

 

You can choose to decorate it however you like! Maybe colouring pencils, pens, paint with a brush or finger, collage (maybe you could use some natural materials if you have a garden) and (dare I say it grown ups๐Ÿ˜ฑ) glitter. If you did the maths 3D shape activities maybe you could use the boxes and tubes to make a model dragon like the egg box dragons we made for Chinese New Year. Or perhaps you could use some play dough to make a model.

 

Whatever you choose, make sure you enjoy it and have fun. Please ask your grown up to share your work with us on tapestry because we love to see it. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Mrs Guesdon ๐ŸŒˆ and Mrs Wakeling ๐ŸŒป

 

Grown ups: 

If your child has enjoyed learning about St. George’s day and would like to do something else there are also lots of activities you can try here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/eyfs-st-georges-day-school-closure-activity-pack-tf-t-2549224 

To be clear, we are not asking the children to do these as well, it’s just to help you should you want to run with it. If so, it would be a good idea to choose one that uses some skills or learning that they haven’t yet done this week. 

Welcome back ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are ready to learn again. We kick off with maths today but please check back later for writing, phonics and topic updates. 

 

Maths this week is from White Rose Maths and can be found at:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Summer term week 1 w/c 20th April.

Supertato! ๐Ÿฅ” ๐Ÿฆธ

There is an activity for you to try each day for the whole week and although it is linked to a book there is absolutely no need for you to have a copy as they explain everything you need to know. The video will talk you through each day’s activity or you can click on the ‘get the activity’ link and then you can talk your child through. So choose whichever works best for you -the content is exactly the same. 

 

Please post on tapestry what you get up to. We love to see the children learning with you and it all adds to their learning journey for this year. If you have any problems with tapestry regarding your login please contact school via the admin email so we can help.

 

Mrs Wakeling 

 

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth.

 

This week was our Queen's 94th birthday. Her name is Queen Elizabeth II. The queen celebrates her real birthday in April but she also marks her birthday again in June when the weather is better with a celebration called the Trooping of the Colour. 

 

Here are some fun resources to enjoy, there is a song to sing and some other resources to help you make crowns, learn your shapes and make birthday cards using numbers too. 

 

Mrs.Wakeling and Mrs.Guesdon.

 

 

We are missing you!

Happy ๐Ÿฃ Easter Everyone!

Happy Easter ๐Ÿฃ 

 

Dear Children, Parents and Guardians,

 

Just a quick note to wish you all a very Happy Easter and to thank all the children for working very hard on their home learning. We have been delighted to see your photographs and the videos of you learning at home in so many amazing and different ways. As you can see from the picture above, today I have been busy Spring cleaning and decorating my house for Easter.

 

 Thank you also for watching our teaching videos on Tapestry and for responding with your lovely messages too. We will resume these after the Easter holidays for you so have a good rest and a lot of fun with your families. Stay safe at home and remember we miss you all.

 

Mrs.Wakeling, Mrs.Adams and Mrs.Guesdon. 

 

 

Rainbows for Nightingale.
โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
NHS Nightingale 

 

Further to the message posted earlier today about pictures for the Nightingale hospital, it has been brought to our attention that this appeal may not be genuine. In view of this new information we have removed the message from our class pages. 

 

 

 

Phonics lesson

 

Today we have posted a phonics lesson (2 videos) on your child's Tapestry online journal and it includes looking at some tricky words too. 

 

Below I have posted some resources you may want to print and also use regularly with your child. These include all the phase 3 sounds on flashcards with an accompanying picture that uses that sound. These are great printed, cut up and shown quickly and if possible daily. If there are just a few your child doesn't remember do those daily. 

 

There is also a word mat with the tricky words to print, put up or refer to.

 

The tricky and decodable words for this phase are also there on flash cards for your child to learn.

 

There is a phase 3 tricky word booklet of worksheets to print and use with your child too. 

 

Have fun!

 

Mrs.W and Mrs.G.

Weekly update and Ideas for Easter Activities

 

Understanding the World - Spring Topic

This week on your child's Tapestry journal we have uploaded a teaching video about Spring to help children to develop their understanding of the world. There are also lots of photographs to talk about to support this learning.

 

Literacy - Sentence Writing about Spring

After your child has watched the Spring teaching video and looked at all the pictures please have a look at the writing lesson videos that we have posted. These will show your child ideas and reinforce the weekly sentence writing lessons we carry out in class. If your child writes a sentence, or 2 sentences please feel free to post them to us and ask then to also draw and colour a picture about their writing. Thank you.

 

Phonics and Mathematics

We will be posting a phonics teaching video tomorrow and a Mathematics one later this week. Please see below for two Easter Maths/Activity booklets that you might like to dip into. The Version 2 booklet is for numbers 1-10 and the version 6 booklet provides activities for numbers above 10 too. 

 

Easter Activities - Art and Craft/Developing fine motor skills like pencil control and cutting.

Please see a downloaded document below with some simple, fun and creative Easter themed activities for your child to complete. These can be printed out, or adapted if you cannot access a printer. The children often need a bit of support at first when making things like the bunny and the chick but they soon get the hang of it. We encourage the independent use of child friendly scissors (just not for cutting hair) and the children are used to making paper resources by colouring, cutting and gluing in school. Occasionally some children may need support to hold scissors correctly as sometimes they have them upside down, or they are cutting towards themselves. We hope they have a lot of fun with the resources below and look forward to seeing the results on their Tapestry journals. 

 

All about Spring Topic Powerpoint and Scavenger Hunt

Print this document for your child and make a clipboard with a board, book , peg or clip. They can search and tick off these signs of Spring!

New ideas for EYFS Activities uploaded below that you can use at home. Please also see the teacher videos posted on your Tapestry online journal.

Information for EYFS children in case of school closure.

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Please see below some ideas about how to support your child in EYFS in the event of a school closure. Please also see the laminated writing sheets for letters and numbers that have been put in your child's book bag today (Weds 18th March). These can be used with a washable felt tip pen and the red dot indicates where your child should start writing the letter or number. If possible the child should form the letter until it’s finished. Another top tip is to scan or copy the sheets onto paper so the children can also practise using paper and pencils too. 

 

Please also see Wand Spelling where I will have loaded some additional phonics work by tomorrow.

A document has been attached below filled with suggested ideas and activities.

 

Kind regards, 

 

Caroline Wakeling.

Suggested ideas for learning with your child in the event of a school closure.

Reading at home.

 

Reading is so important and you can continue to enjoy this with your child. Oxford Owl (link below) offers free ebooks to read for children aged 3-11, including ones we use at school such as the Biff Chip and Kipper books. The easiest way to search is by age. Some children may need age 3-4 and others 4-5. Please do not worry about the age range in terms of your child’s ability; they are all reading well and making progress but are naturally at different stages. The website also has other useful help with a parents guide to phonics, spelling help, activities, games and storyteller videos etc that you may wish to look at.

 

 

 

 

 

EYFS

Spring Term 2

 

This term our topics are Spring and Giants. Please see below our topics and some information about Reading, Phonics, Writing and Mathematics. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This term one of our topics is Spring, the children have been learning that March is the first month of a new season. We have been talking about Mother's Day and we will be learning about Easter. The children will learn about how some flowers grow in Spring and that this is linked to changes in the weather and temperature (hopefully).

Topic Web

Reading and Writing

 

The children are now at various stages of learning to read and also really enjoying the books we read and study in class.

 

We will be using Julia Donaldson's famous book, 'The Smartest Giant in Town' and the traditional tale Jack and The Beanstalk. 

 

The children are mark making and writing daily and working hard to form their letters correctly.

 

 

 

In Phonics the children are learning their phase 3 sounds and,or revisiting both phase 2 and 3. Now most children are applying their use of sounds when reading and using some phonic knowledge to help them to write. The children are also practising their phase 3 tricky words regularly at school. 

Mathematics

 

In Mathematics we are practising counting and recognition of numbers every day with the class. In addition to this the children carry out a wide variety of counting activities each week. We have revisited addition this term already and will be beginning to look at what happens to numbers when we subtract this term too. 

P.E.

 

In indoor P.E, the children are using the large apparatus to climb, jump and move in a wide variety of ways. In Outdoor P.E they are practising their outdoor games skills. 

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