Good morning Reception,
Last day before the holidays and I hope you have enjoyed getting back into school, so sorry I've had to miss you all on your last week. Many thanks for all the get well wishes! Hoping to be back and fit after the holidays ready for the new term. Enjoy yourselves and fingers crossed for lots of lovely sunshine.
Love from Mrs Foster x
Date and Time
Weekly focus: Changing months
Complete the date and time session as normal but draw your child's attention to where we are in the month. Do they think we are at the beginning, middle or end? How many days are there left in March? What will happen when we get to the end of March?
Wake and Shake
Have a go at this week's wake and shake songs- follow the links below.
If you still want to visit the dough disco this week that's fine, just follow the link below, otherwise choose a Funky Fingers activity from the list below.
Dough Disco link:
Funky Fingers: Easter activities
Try one of these activities or an alternative of your own:
- Draw a large oval shape on a piece of card and cut it out. Use different shaped scissors and hole punches to make holes and strips in coloured or patterned paper. Stick across the oval shape to decorate then display.
- Print and cut out the 2D shape chick below- can you name all of the 2D shapes and describe their properties?
- Trace careful over the lines on the attached sheet to practice pencil control
This week's topic is ' Spring consolidation week 2' so follow the link below, watch the short video and have a go at the fun associated activity. There is one video and activity for each day this week. Please only follow the 'Spring Consolidation Week 2' series of lessons.
Number hunt to 10.
This activity is aimed recognising numerals and developing knowledge of number bonds to 10.
- Either follow the White Rose Link below, watch the powerpoint and complete the activity as suggested or try one of the activities below instead- I suggest the Easter egg number hunt below
Additional or alternative activities you might like to try
- Print out the Easter egg number formation sheet below. Cut up and hide the eggs around your house or garden. Give your child a ten frame and get them to collect all of the eggs. Stop at various points and ask them how many more they still need to find. Explain that once their ten frame is complete that they will have found them all.
Focus: Introducing tricky word 'she'
You will need:
Your child's phonics cards from their reading pack and the tricky word cards access to the internet, the he/she sheets below and some coloured pens or pencils.
- Start by asking "Why do we do our phonics?" Your child should reply “To help us read and to help us write.”
- Use their letter cards as flashcards and quickly go through the sounds that they have previously learnt- s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k,ck,e,u,r,h,b,f,ff,l,ll,ss,j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,sh,ch Check that they are saying the sounds correctly e.g ssss not suh, mmm not muh. If not encourage them to use their "soft sounds". (Look at the Reading and Phonics section of the Reception website for examples of how to pronounce them.) Make a note of any they are having difficulties with.
- Pause at sh and ask “What is special about this one?” (It’s a digraph) “What’s a digraph?” (“Two letters making one sound”.)
- Pause and compare b and d, can they identify which is which? Model using the bed card or action as a way of finding out if they are unsure.
- Start by having a go at the reading sentences activity below. Press start and select Resources Phase 3 and then click on the image that says Sentences. Select Week 4 and Tuesday ch - your child needs to then attempt to read the 3 sentences which include phase 2 tricky words and the new sounds that we have been learning this week.. The log in is March 20 and the password home.
Weekly focus: Easter
Some suggested activities to complete this week:
Choose 1 per day
- Watch the Easter story below to find out why Christians celebrate Easter.
Other activities to support your child:
- Just in case you didn't get chance to do the Colour monster activity last week. If you didn't, please have a go as it may help you child to talk about how they are feeling before they come back to school.
- If you did, consider putting a jar and a variety of coloured objects out so that your child can add to an empty jar each day and discuss how they are feeling in the run up to their return.
The Colour Monster
Now is a very confusing time and with the talk of returning to school again, your child may well be feeling a whole range of emotions. Today the focus is all about exploring how colours make you feel and helping your child to express their feelings.
- Share the colour monster story together and discuss it- you could ask the following questions:
- The colour monster was feeling mixed up and confused at the start of the story. How does the girl help him?
- How would you help someone who was feeling sad?
- Have you ever felt scared?
- What makes you feel happy?
- When you are angry, what do you do?
- If you were feeling scared or angry, what could you do to help you feel calm again?
- The monster is pink at the end of the story. How do you think he is feeling?
- Now have a go at the first two activities below.
- (You could also use empty jars or containers instead of the printed sheet below and keep adding to them)