Hello Reception. Hope you enjoyed your half term. Here is your learning for this week.
Reading: This week listen to a Cbeebies story every day. Talk about what you liked, what you didn't like, if it reminded you of another story that you have read. Remember to talk in full sentences e.g I liked it when......
Practise your counting. Count forwards to 20, backwards from 20. Start at other numbers than 1 or 20 and count forwards or backwards. Count things you can find around your house. How many people? How many spoons? How many oranges?
P.E. Play Simon Says. You can only do the moves that Simon says to do e.g Simon says jump up and down 10 times, Simon says touch the ground, Simon says hop on one foot. See if you can trick someone by NOT saying Simon says and just giving the instruction e.g Run on the spot. Then they are out. Take turns with someone in your family.
R.E. Yesterday (31st May) was Pentecost Sunday. Share the story of Pentecost together.
After Jesus had gone back to his Father in heaven, his friends were sad. They missed him. They felt lonely and afraid without him. On Pentecost day, they were all together in the house. Crowds of people came to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast. The friends of Jesus did not go out to join them. They stayed all together in the house. They talked about Jesus and remembered what he had told them. As the wind filled the room, they began to feel different. Joy and happiness filled their hearts. It was wonderful. They knew that Jesus had kept his promise to send a new friend, the Holy Spirit. “Let’s go out and join the crowds.” Peter said. “Let’s tell them the Good News that Jesus is alive.”
Based on Acts 2: 1-4
As you read the story, use your face to show how Jesus' friends were feeling as the story goes on.
Monday Doubling - Look in a mirror. Hold 1 finger up. Can you see twice as many fingers? How many fingers are there? (2). It is called doubling when we have twice as many as something. Double 1 is two. Hold 2 fingers up. Now there are double 2 fingers. How many now? (4) Repeat for 3 fingers, 4 fingers and 5 fingers.
Tuesday Doubling - Explore doubling using different objects. Sit facing another person. Get 1 toy. The other person matches that with 1 toy. Now we have 2. Double 1 is 2. Get 2 of something else. Can you match it? How many altogether? Repeat for 3, 4 and 5. If you have dice or dominoes, look for double patterns. You could use an egg carton to make double patterns as well. Place objects in each 'egg' space on one side, match with objects on the other side to make a double. How many in total?
Wednesday Halving - When we talk about halving we talk about sharing equally between two groups (making sure each group has the same amount and that it is fair). Have a teddy bear's picnic with 2 bears (or any soft toy) and 2 plates. Get 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 different food items or objects to represent food. e.g 2 oranges, 4 biscuits, 6 pieces of cucumber, 8 cherry tomatoes, 10 grapes/raisins. Share the items equally so that each bear has the same amount. What if I gave one teddy 3 out of the 4 biscuits and the other teddy 1 out of the 4? Is that fair? Challenge: What if I had 1 sandwich or 1 apple? Can I share it between the teddy bears? How can I share it? I could cut it in half (two pieces that are the same).
Thursday Halving - Get any objects and make a group of 2. Share equally between you and another person. How many have you got? Practise saying "Half of 2 is 1." Do the same with 4 objects. Share equally between you and another person. How many have you got? Practise saying "Half of 4 is 2." Do the same with 6, 8 and 10 objects. Remember to say each time, "Half of ___ is ___."
Friday Watch the Numberblocks episode "Double Trouble".
Practise counting the doubles - double 1 is 2, double 2 is 4, double 3 is 6, double 4 is 8, double 5 is 10
Practise saying the halves - half of 2 is 1, half of 4 is 2, half of 6 is 3, half of 8 is 4, half of 10 is 5
Keep practising doubling and halving/sharing in everyday situations e.g. having a snack or sharing toys
Choose from one of these activties or if you have time do them all!
Hello Reception, This week is half term week so there is no home learning this week. Enjoy your week, spending time with your family.
Hello Reception. Hope you have been keeping safe and well. Here is your home learning for this week.
Reading - This is the last week of reading Mavis the Magical cat.
Listen here https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mavis
Monday - Read or listen to the story. P24 Ladybird has been thinking about different parts of her body. Have a go at reading the words then match the words to the parts of Ladybird's body. Have a go at drawing a ladybird and writing the names of the parts of its body.
Tuesday - p25 Read the poem called Who's Counting. Can you change your voice to match the words in the poem?
Wednesday - p26 Read together the letter to Mavis from Marigold. On p27 look at the photos of the fruit and vegetables. Do you know what they are? Talk about the colour, size, shape, patterns and textures that you can see. Have you got any of them in your fridge?
Thursday - If you can, go out for a walk. Collect a few natural objects. Describe them using the words on p28. Remember to talk in full sentences - The stone is smooth and flat.
Friday - Read together the poem Dr Knickerbocker on p29. Do the actions as you say it.
Do some counting every day - Count objects around your house. How many windows do you have? How many chairs? How many beds? How many doors? How many tables? Remember the last number you count is the total number of what you have.
PE - Choose a song and work together to create a dance. Who can remember all the moves? Play musical bumps or musical statues - Play music. When the music stops, freeze like a statue or bump onto the floor.
R.E. Create a prayer area/altar to Mary like you did for the last two weeks. Did you know that Mary is also known as the Queen of Nature? Put a natural object on your altar such as a stone, flower or a leaf. Say the Hail Mary together. Think about all the wonderful things that God created for us to enjoy.
Monday - Enjoy this counting storybook called Ten Monkey Jamboree.
Tuesday - In the story Ten Monkey Jamboree, there were lots of ways to make 10. Can you find different ways to make 10?
Get 10 objects - anything you can find 10 of will do - pegs or lego bricks or buttons. Separate the ten objects into two groups e.g 1 and 9. Push the two groups together. Count the objects. How many are there altogether? When you find one way, practice saying it in a sentence e.g 1 and 9 make 10, 2 and 8 make 10, 3 and 7 make 10... Can you spot the pattern? What will come next? Challenge: Can you say how many I need to add to 3 to make 10 altogether? Use your objects to find what adds to 3 to make 10. Try to keep these objects somewhere safe. You will need them again on Friday.
Wednesday - Look at this picture. Think about what you can see. Remember to use full sentences to talk about what you can see. 3 big fish and 4 small fish make 7 fish altogether. Can you make up some of your own questions about objects in the picture? Can you make up a number story to go with the picture? - First 2 octopuses were in the sea. Then 3 more octopuses came along. Now there are 8 octopuses altogether.
Thursday - Watch this counting backwards story from Cbeebies called Ten Little Pirates
Friday - Find your 10 objects that you had on Tuesday. Count your objects to make sure you have 10. Now pick up 1 of your objects and hide it behind your back. How many have you got left? Talk about what has happened - First I had 10. Then I took 1 away. Now I have 9 left. Continue taking 1 away each time like in the story from yesterday. Remember to say what has happened - First I had 9 or 8 or 7 etc Then I took 1 away. Now I have 8 left or 7 left etc Keep going until you have only 1 left. What happens if you take that one away? Now I have 0 (zero) left. Talk about what 0 means (none left, nothing at all).
Challenge - Do something arty.
This week you could choose one of these things to do:
Hello again Reception class, Here is your learning for this week.
This week you are going to continue reading the story of Mavis the Magical cat.
Listen to it here. https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mavis
Please complete the following activities linked to this story.
Monday Read or listen to the story again. Retell the story using the prompts on p11. Focus on using the time words - First, Then, After that, Next, Finally. Try writing the words that are missing if you can.
Tuesday Read the poem on p13. Clap out the rhythm of the poem. Look at the pictures on p14. Are they all mentioned in the poem? Which are the odd ones out?
Wednesday Read the poem on p13 again. p15/16 Can you draw or paint a rainbow?
Thursday Read the poem on p13 together again. p17 Look at the action words from the poem. Can you act them out? Have a go at writing them - trace them with your finger, draw them on a surface - if you can, make a feely tray using salt or flour to write the words. Don't worry if you can't.
Friday - Read the Worm and Spider fact files with an adult on p21 and p22. What is your favourite minibeast? Have a go at making your own minibeast fact file with an adult on p23. Don't worry about printing the page, make your own on plain paper.
Do some counting. Try counting objects - socks, pennies, grapes, any objects you can find lots of. Can you guess how many there might be before you count them?
Do some exercise- Play the floor is lava game. Put cushions and tea towels on the floor. Make your way around the room without touching the floor.
R.E. Create a prayer area/altar to Mary like you did last week. Say the Hail Mary together. Ask Mary to pray for us and our families that we stay safe and healthy.
Monday - Go on a shape hunt
Look for shapes around your house. Can you find circles, squares, triangles, rectangles? What can you say about each shape? A circle is curved, a square has four sides that are the same length, a triangle has 3 sides, a rectangle has 2 longer sides that are the same length and 2 shorter sides that are the same length. Play I spy using clues like - I see a shape that has 3 straight sides. Play Shape Tickle - draw shapes on your child's back and ask if they can guess what the shape is by feeling it. You can ask - How many sides has it got? How many sides do you think are the same length? Can you draw a shape picture?
Tuesday - Investigate measurement (length)
Get some different length socks (adult ones, children's ones). Which is the longest sock? Which is the shortest? If you have more than two sizes - can you order them from longest to shortest? Can you find a sock that is longer/shorter than this one? How many of the shortest socks would be the same as the longest sock?
Wednesday - Investigate measurement (weight) - In the kitchen can you find anything that is heavy? Can you find something light? Can you find something heavier than ....? Can you find something lighter than....? Can you order the objects from lightest to heaviest? Make two labels - heavy / light - and sort the objects you have found.
Thursday - Investigate measurement (capacity)
Choose 2 or 3 different size containers - cup, jug, bucket. Which container will hold the most water? Which will hold the least amount of water? Order the containers from least to most. Talk about the cup being empty. Then fill the cup with water. Tell me when the cup is full. How many cups do you think it will it take to fill the jug? How many cups will the jug fill?
Friday - Investigate position and direction
Get your favourite cuddly toy. Can you put him on the table, under the table, next to the fridge, in your bed, behind the couch, in front of the TV? Ask your child to shut their eyes. Can they say where the toy is now? Encourage them to use full sentences to describe the position of the toy -e.g The teddy is in front of the TV.
Make some music. Get creative as family.
Create some home made instruments. Make a guitar using an empty tissue box and rubber bands. Make shakers using toilet rolls (cover both ends with paper), empty milk bottles, cracker or cereal boxes filled with rice, lentils, beans or pasta. Make a water xylophone - fill glass jars with different amounts of water, use a spoon to tap each jar - what sounds can you hear? Decorate your instruments once you've made them.
Use the Cbeebies link below for ideas on how to make any of these instruments -
Choose your favourite song. Sing and play along using your instruments.
Hello Reception Class, Hope you are still keeping safe and well. Here is your home learning for this week. There is only work for Monday to Thursday as Friday is a bank holiday for VE Day. If you are having any problems or questions to do with the home learning on this blog please email firstname.lastname@example.org, using your child's name as the subject. Many thanks.
This week read the story of Mavis the Magical Cat every day with an adult from the attached booklet (p4-6). https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Reception-Unit.pdf
You can also listen to the story here. https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mavis
There are activities to go with the story. Complete one activity each day as follows:
Monday - Talk about the characters and objects from the story p6
Tuesday - Look at the Ladybird Words on p7 Match the words to the pictures
Wednesday - P8 Try to be each character as you read, changing your voice and do the actions.
Thursday - Rhyme Time p9 Read the rhyme - can you pick out the rhyming words?
Don’t forget to count every day – Use your number book to count forwards to 10 and backwards from 10. Start at different numbers other than 1 or 10 e.g. Can you count to 10 starting at 4?
Do some exercise: Sing Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and do the actions. Can you go fast and then slow? Can you say it in a funny voice? Now try If your happy and you know it with different actions - clap your hands, stamp your feet, nod your head, shout WE ARE, do all four. Sing the Hokey Cokey and do the actions.
R.E. We are now in May. This is the month of Mary. Mary is the Mother of Jesus. Create a prayer area/altar to pray to Mary. Use a table, chair or small space on the floor. The colour for Mary is blue so find a blue cloth, tea towel, tshirt and lay it down. Make a cross out of anything you have – playdough, pasta, paper, lego, sticks. Say a prayer to thank Mary for looking after Jesus. Say the Hail Mary that you have been practising for the last 2 weeks.
Monday - Sort objects into groups by size, colour or shape
Find any objects that could be sorted into different groups such as knives, forks, spoons, buttons, beads, blocks, Lego bricks. Talk about what is the same or different. Can you put them into two groups -eg. all the blue Lego bricks in one group and all the red ones in another group. All the knives in one group, all the spoons in another. Get another one of the objects - which group should I put it into? You could play odd one out - place a different object into a group. Which one doesn't belong?
Tuesday - Make simple patterns
Take any of the objects that you had yesterday and make a simple pattern e.g knife, spoon, knife, spoon red brick, yellow brick, red brick, yellow brick
button, coin, button, coin
Can you say what the pattern is? Can you copy the pattern? What would come next? Can you keep the pattern going? Try simple patterns with different objects. Can you make your own pattern for someone in your family to continue?
Wednesday - Make more complex patterns
Using the objects you have used over the last two days, can you make a more complex pattern?
For example : knife, spoon, spoon, knife, spoon, spoon
blue brick, yellow brick, yellow brick, blue brick, yellow brick, yellow brick
cup, cup, bowl, bowl, cup, cup, bowl, bowl
Can you say what the pattern is? Can you copy the pattern? What would come next? Can you keep the pattern going? Can you make your own pattern for someone in your family to continue?
Thursday - Make some number cards for the numbers 1-10. You could use paper, cardboard from a cereal box or tissue box, anything you can write numbers on. Write the numbers. Mix them up and put them in order from 1-10. Hide one of the numbers. Can you say which one is missing? Pick a number. What number comes next? Before? Choose another number. What is one more? What is one less? If you have a dice, roll the dice and find the card that matches the dots. Choose a number and find that many objects as quickly as you can. You could make a second set of 1-10 cards and play Snap or Go Fish.
Challenge Floating or sinking
Collect ten objects from around the house that are fine to be put in water. Write a numbered
list of what you have got on a piece of paper. Find something to use that will hold water e.g bath, sink, washing up bowl, container large enough for your objects. Fill your container with water. Say if you think the object will float or sink before you put it into the water. You can write down what you think on your list. Put the object in the water. Which ones floated? Put these into one group. Which ones sank? Put them into another. Write down your results on your list. Did anything surprise you?
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