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Summer week 7 w/b 8th June

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

Back to school learning

Handwriting outside on the playground with water
Making spirals in maths
Using the bikes outside

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

Time Capsule

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

 

 

 

 

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. 

Literacy

Talk 4 Writing and phonics for

week beginning 8th June 

 

Notes to help you teach literacy and phonics

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.

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