Home Learning France Class
****A message about Reception Class Home Learning****
With the further partial reopening of school following Government guidelines there will be a change to the home learning on offer to some of our children from Monday 1st June 2020.
With Mrs Darkin, Mr Swindells, Mr Virgoe and Mrs Teakle teaching our Reception, Year 1 and Key Worker children in school full time they will no longer be able to provide the detailed, creative range of home learning activities previously available. Therefore, children (and adults) still working brilliantly at home in Reception Class, Year 1, Year 3 and Year 6 can continue their home learning using the Oak Academy and/or BBC Bitesize websites. As well as this the Science and PE pages are still available to take some learning opportunities from. In addition you can click HERE for a link to the Barefoot website which has many Computational Thinking activities you can do with your children. Although linked to developing computing skills, these are largely about problem solving and do not depend on the use of technology. There are some fun things to try!
The teachers have really enjoyed engaging with you about your work via email and our class pages. Unfortunately it will be incredibly difficult for them to maintain the same level of communication about work being done whilst planning and delivering the teaching and learning in school. Please do understand that if they are unable to respond to emails or display work being done it is not because they don’t value that communication, but because their workload priorities are now back in school. If you have an urgent email that requires a response it would be advisable to email it in to the office so we can ensure it gets to the teacher if need be.
Thank you so much for your understanding with this developing situation and for your continued efforts at home. Home Learning for children in Years 2, 4 and 5 can continue as normal for now.
The Early Years are a very important time for your child in their development. Children make the most progress when they learn through play. At home, make sure you are providing lots of first hand opportunities to enhance their learning. This could be by model making, cooking, gardening, collecting natural objects, painting, Arts and crafts, cutting and sticking. Read with your child every day, books for pleasure, books of their choice and information books. I will post websites and worksheets for you to access the Early Year Curriculum. Keep in touch with me by Tapestry. Upload photos and observations of your child and I will check it everyday. Keep Safe and have fun with your children during this difficult time.
Summer term 2 is a time to get ready for Year One.
Please see below a check list to help your child get ready for next Year.
Click here for Getting Ready for Year One Guide.
Please have a look at BBC Bitesize and The Oak National Academy for some great Reception class lessons.
SUMMER TERM 2
Listed below are the themes and topics we would be covering in Summer Term 2. You can use these to guide your Home Learning lessons or you can follow the Oak Academy and BBC Bitesize.
Handa's Surprise - Healthy Eating, jungle animals, positional language (behind, above, below, left and right etc.)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - caterpillars, butterflies, life cycle, counting in twos, Noah's ark and symmetry.
The very lazy Ladybird - life cycle of a ladybird, doubles, minibeast (insect)hotels,
Phonics this week will be the digraph ee
The children at school will be writing about themselves to give to their Year One Teacher.
This is me.
I am five.
I like lego.
I am happy.
The Snail Trail - making our own snail trail (map of garden), halves of shapes. Spirals.
Children need to discover how to halve an object before they can halve a shape and eventually a number. Give your child real life experience of cutting in half fruit and veg or pizza, biscuits and cake. Then move onto cutting shapes in half. The pieces have to be equal otherwise its not fair!
Click here for real life half photos.
Click here for shapes to cut in half.
More able children may like to complete this worksheet.
We will be looking at the Artist Henri Matisse and his picture of a snail.
Can you make your own picture of a snail? Look at the spiral. Where else can you see spirals in nature?
Children at school will be labelling parts of a snail, use this to help you.
Phonics this week will be the trigraph igh (high) and a quick look at ai (snail, trail, rail)
The Very Busy Spider - spider webs, insect or not? Pop up book about a spider. Problem solving with number 8.
You can find The Very Busy Spider Story on You Tube. We are also looking at Incy Wincy Spider. Click here for the nursery rhyme,
Maths this week will be all about eight legs. Here are some spiders to count with. How many ways can you make eight?
Here is a shape spider to cut out and make.
If you are feeling brave here are some facts about spiders.
In school we will be making a book about spiders. On each page there will be a spider hiding behind a leaf, a web or a stone.
Draw your spider first and then cut out a leaf to stick over the drawing.
When you read your book, the spider is hiding behind the leaf. The writing should have adjectives (describing words).
A big spider.
A black spider.
A hairy spider.
Phonics will be the digraph ow (blow) and a quick look at er (spider).
Dragon fly - Science investigation into water (sinking and floating). Life cycle, habitat and art.
Bees - facts about a bee, bee dance, bee hive, how is honey made? Hexagons.
Lots of Parents have recommended The Reading bugs app as suitable for Reception children. It is free to download at the moment and looks really good.