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Reception Team

Reception Team 1 Mrs Foster, Reception Teacher
Reception Team 2 Miss Richard, Teaching Assistant
Reception Team 3 Mrs Burns, Teaching Assistant
Reception Team 4 Miss Foster, Teaching Assistant

Our Reception Class

Our Reception Class 1
Our Reception Class 2

What we have been Learning in Reception

Curriculum Overview - Autumn Term 2019

Curriculum Overview - Spring Term 2020

Home Learning Area

This area has been created to support your child's learning from home. Below you will find home learning lessons, activities and useful educational links, to bring the classroom into your home!

 

Parents will be able to contact Mrs Foster via email, she will be replying to her emails between 2pm and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Please make sure you include your child's name in the email, so that we can reply as quickly as possible. 

 

Email - reception@nansloe.cornwall.sch.uk 

 

If you are having issues accessing any online documents, please email - it@nansloe.cornwall.sch.uk 

Mr Burge will try to get any issues sorted for you.

 

Special message from Mrs Foster!

Congratulations to Louie and his family on the arrival of Bella- a new baby sister!

 

Morning message from Mrs Foster!

 

Monday 30th March- Easter Holidays.

 

Good Morning Reception class,

I hope you all had a great weekend with plenty of time out in the sunshine.

Today is the first day of the Easter holidays and time to have lots of fun enjoying yourselves and waiting for the Easter Bunny to arrive. I won't be setting any lessons for you during the holiday, you have all worked really hard this term and you deserve a break. Please make sure you have a look at the Easter Fun page though and maybe have a go at some of the challenges Mrs Webb has set you. Don't forget to keep sending the photos, so your friends (and I) can see what you've been up to. 

HAPPY EASTER!

Lots of love Mrs Foster x

 

 

Weekly Lessons - Week 1

 Please find our Wake and Shake songs for this week below: 

(Please note, parents are expected to join in for this bit!)

 

 

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

John Jacobson and friends show us how to dance to the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by by Bobby McFerrin and featured in the December 2013 issue of Music Expr...

Just Dance Kids Gonna Make You Sweat Everybody Dance Now

Family Friendly Gaming (http://familyfriendlygaming.com/) is pleased to share this game play video go Just Dance Kids. Want to support Family Friendly Gaming...

Funky Fingers

Our current focus for development is cutting skills, please try the suggested activity with your child sometime this week:

Eggs

Draw some egg shapes on paper or card, cut them out and draw one thick line across the middle of each egg. Make sure you draw a different line on each one e.g. straight, wavy zig zag etc. Encourage your child to hold the scissors correctly and turn the paper when they are cutting. Decorate and use the halves to make Easter cards or pictures.

Maths

This week is all about consolidation and helping you to become familiar with your pack and the website links, ready for the weeks ahead. 

Friday

Focus: Counting on

  • Start by playing ‘I count, you count’ (like counting tennis) Take it in turns to count together to 10. 1st person says 1.. 2nd person says 2… 1st person says 3… 2nd person says 4 and so on, use something easy to throw and catch to help you if you like or make an imaginary bat with your hand. Once you get to 10, start again at a different number and take turns to carry on to 10 e.g. 6..7..8. Have several goes starting from different numbers. Prompt what comes next. Can you carry on to 20?
  • Challenge: Can you play it with a whiteboard and pen by taking turns to write the numbers alternately?
  • Get out your cubes and your number cards 1-9. Choose a number card e.g 3 and make a tower that many cubes tall. Can you add 1 more? How many cubes have you got now? Start again with another card and repeat the activity. Notice if your child is counting the cubes from 1 at the bottom of the tower. Can you count on like we did in 'I count, you count?' Practice counting on from the starting number of cubes.
  • Now get 10 teddies from your room. These are your passengers for the bus (sofa/bed/box). Choose something to use as a bus stop on the floor. Line them up to wait.
  • Adult get number cards 1-5. Hold up 1 of them e.g. 4 and say “Only 4 passengers please.” Let your child count out 4 teddies and line them up on one side of the sofa. Place the 4 card in front of them. Pretend to drive off. Stop and collect more passengers, e.g. 3. “3 more please”. Let your child count out three more, try to leave a gap between the first and the second set. (If you are using a box try to divide it with something.) How many passengers are there altogether? Encourage them to count on from the first number to find out how many. Repeat the number sentence- 4 and 3 more is 7. Drive to your destination and let all of the passengers off the bus. Repeat with another number and then let your child be the driver. Model how to count on.
  • Let the role play continue….. This is a great opportunity to get them to write. What number bus are they on? Does it need a sign? Can they make numbered tickets for the passengers? How much does it cost? Where are they going? Do they need a map? Are there road signs or place names? If they are using a box, can they decorate it?
  • NB Don't forget to put all of your resources safely away so they don't get lost over the weekend.

Thursday

  • Set out a number line from 1-20 using your cards or use the number track. Practice counting to 20.  Practice counting in different ways – Can you count the even numbers? Can you explain to your grown up what an even number is? Which number will you start on? Why?
  • Find ten pairs of shoes from around the house and line them up in pairs on the floor. Get out number cards 1-10. Choose a number and count out the correct number of shoes. Is it an odd or even number? Put the shoes back in a line and repeat with the other numbers. Can you sort the number cards into odd and even?
  • Get out your dice and your whiteboard.
  • Draw a line down the middle of the whiteboard and write odd on one side and even on the other. Roll the dice 10 times and keep a tally of the odd and even numbers. Make a line to record each throw- close the gate for 5. (See https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-tally-chart if you are not sure.) Use the cubes to help you work out odds and evens. Did you roll more odd numbers or more even ones?
  • Have a go at the Topmarks Paint the squares game at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  Choose 1-30 and paint the odd numbers- can you see a pattern? Now change colour and try the even ones. Challenge yourself with a 50 or 100 square. Why not print it out if you can so that you have your very own number square to use.
  • Watch Numberblocks episode Odd and Even to consolidate their learning. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6lpx0d

Wednesday

  • Start by playing ‘Quick Draw’ together. Your child should be able to teach you this as we play it a lot! Put your hands behind your back and take turns to say a number e.g 5. Bring your hands out and show the number on your fingers. The first person to show 5 wins. (Most children will show 5 fingers on one hand first as it is the quickest.) Ask- Can you find a different way of making 5? Explore all of the ways of making 5, showing them with your fingers e.g. 4 and 1, 3 and 2, 2 and 3, 1 and 4, 5 and 0, 0 and 5. before choosing a new number. Repeat with a few different numbers.
  • Lay out your number cards 1-10 in the correct order.
  • Play missing number:
  • Close your eyes and get a grown up to take one number away. Can you work out which one it is? Explain how you knew e.g. “It’s 10 because 10 comes after 9’ etc. Repeat a few times, taking turns with your child to remove a card.
  • Get out 2 small plates and 1 large. Put the small plates side by side, slightly apart at the top and the large 1 underneath. (Like a Mickey Mouse face). Choose one of number cards e.g. 4 and count out the corresponding number of cubes. Place the number card on the large plate and arrange the cubes between the two small plates.
  • How many different ways can they split the cubes? Use the addition strip or whiteboard to write a sum for each try e.g 1+3=4.
  • Go to https://www.starfall.com/h/math1/?sn=math0&mg=m and play the addition to 10 game.

Tuesday

  • Get out your number cards and your cubes.
  • Order the number cards from 1- 5. (Why not use some pegs and string and make your own number line?)  Look at the numbers- which is the smallest and which is the biggest? Take number 1 away. Which is the smallest number now? Take number 5 away, which is the biggest now. (use the cubes for help if your child is unsure). Take the rest of the numbers off and give number 3, 2 and 5 to your child-can they order them correctly? If successful with these activities repeat using numbers 1-10 or 1-20. Try counting out loud or using the number track to help.
  • Get out the ordering sheet in your pack, cut up the numbers and stick them in the correct order.
  • Have a go at the Ladybird Spots https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots or Caterpillar https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering ordering games on the Topmarks website. 

Monday

  • Please find the number card sheet in your Maths pack, cut the cards out and keep them safe in your suitcase as you will need them again. Choose three cards, read the numbers and go on a hunt around the house or garden to make or find groups of the same number. For example if you chose 6,10 and 12, you might find 12 flowers in a vase, 6 eggs in the fridge and 10 teddies on your bed. 
  • Which is the smallest number of items and which is the largest? Can you find them on the number track? Were you right?
  • Can you use your whiteboard to record what you found? Find the numbers on your number formation chart and practice writing them correctly.
  • Use the website links to choose and watch a Numberblocks episode based on one of the numbers you used.
  • Have a go at one of the number games on the Topmarks website.
  • Don't forget to put everything back ready for tomorrow!

Phonics

As many of the children have been absent recently, I have decided to recap from the beginning of the vowel digraphs, please do not worry if your child knows these already, it will just help to embed their knowledge.

Friday- Focus: Tricky words

  • Start as per yesterday. Ask "Why do we do our phonics?"
  • Use letter cards in your reading pack to recap previous sounds learnt (up to an including oa- see the Phase 2 and 3 sound mats in your pack to follow the order). Pause at igh and ask them “What’s special about this one?” (It’s a trigraph) “ What is a trigraph?” (3 letters making 1 sound). Recall yesterday’s new sound ‘oa’ and them to demonstrate the action.
  • Write an ai, ee, igh and oa word on the whiteboard e.g. sail, seed, light and foam. Lay out the 4 sound cards over the top to help them recall which letters make up the digraphs and trigraph.
  • Get out all of the words in your word pack with a rainbow border. Remind the children that these are the tricky tricksters and that they will try and catch you out. Read them out loud together and then peg them to your number line or blue tac them up on a surface. See if you can defeat the tricky tricksters by pointing to each one and saying it out loud- let them fall to the ground and make an accompanying silly noise as they fall.
  • Get out your dice and play one of the tricky word games in your pack. Use a cube, a small toy or counter as you move along the board. Practice the words as you move along.
  • Were there any you were having a problem with? Look at them carefully together and work out the tricky bits. Try sticking these on a door or doors in your house today. Use them as a password you must read before you can enter. Make sure your grown up muddles them around regularly to make you think!
  • Want to practice your tricky words again? Look online next week for a whole list of fun ways to learn your tricky words.

 

Thursday- Focus sound oa

  • Start as per yesterday. Ask "Why do we do our phonics?" 
  • Use letter cards in your reading pack to recap previous sounds learnt (up to oa). Pause at igh and ask them “What’s special about this one?” (It’s a trigraph) “ What is a trigraph?” (3 letters making 1 sound).
  • Introduce the new sound oa, demonstrate the action for oa- hold your hand up near your face and sound surprised. “Oh!”
  • Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBG-syplglM&safe=active to practice and read some oa words and be rewarded with an image. (Tip: turn off the sound so you don’t get the annoying background noise!)
  • Practise writing oa on your whiteboard- point out that both of the letters are curly caterpillar letters and start the same way. Check your child’s formation of o and a and correct if necessary. Dictate a couple of oa words and ask them to use their sounds to record the words. Write for a purpose on a piece of paper and make a sign for the bathroom to remind your family- Wash your hands with soap, this will probably look something like ‘Wosh yor hans with soap.’ Remind them to use a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between and a full stop at the end.
  • Watch the Alphablocks episode: Toad- Series 3 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PpcG5UMSn8
  • Have a go at one of the suggested activities below.

Suggested activities to practice oa:

Wednesday- Focus sound igh

  • Start as per yesterday. Ask "Why do we do our phonics?" 
  • Use letter cards in your reading pack to recap previous sounds learnt (up to igh)
  • Introduce the new sound igh, highlight the three letters and tell your child that it is a trigraph- Three letters making one sound.  Demonstrate the action for igh- point to your eye. Practice this a few times. Ask- "What is a trigraph?" (recall, 3 letters making 1 sound)
  • Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVtOaeBIDg to practise and read some igh words as we would in school.
  • Say the 3 letters and write the igh sound on your whiteboard. Can you write the word high?
  • Go to the Forest phonics website link below and click on igh (on the 2nd page). Have a go at writing the igh words by dragging the letters. Top tip- Use the buttons at the top to hear the word again or see and copy it- some are a bit tricky. Each word correctly spelt reveals a silly cartoon image or action.
  • Watch the Alphablocks episode: Tightrope- Series 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lcE8bEdvHI&safe=active
  • Have a go at one of the suggested activities below.

Suggested activities to practice igh:

  • Look at the sky at night.
  • Make a paper aeroplane and measure it's flight.
  • Play the game of Traffic lights-https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/warm-up-ideas/traffic-lights
  • See how high you can jump or throw a ball.
  • Give someone a fright (don't make it too scary though!)
  • Hunt for sources of light- How many different ones can you find?
  • Play I spy and use your sense of sight.

Tuesday- Focus sound ee

  • Start as per yesterday. Ask "Why do we do our phonics?" 
  • Use letter cards in your reading pack to recap previous sounds learnt (up to ee)
  • Introduce the new sound ee and demonstrate the action- show your teeth and say ee as if you are saying cheese for a photo. Practice this a few times. 
  • Use your monster phoneme frame to make some ee words together and read them aloud. Remind them to read the digraph as one sound. Start by changing the first letter e.g. beep, keep etc, then change the end sound and begin again e.g. seen, been. If they make a nonsense word, blend it as usual and just say "That's an alien word!".
  • Write the ee sound on your whiteboard. Write some ee words.
  • Try one of the suggested activities below and then ask them to write a sentence on the whiteboard recording what they did. Don't worry about exact spelling, focus on them sounding out each word and recording the sounds that they can hear. E.g. 'I planted a seed.' may become 'I pantid a seed.' At this point in their writing it is about having the confidence to write and record what they can hear. Remind them to start from L to R, to use a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between words and a full stop at the end. 
  • Watch the Alphablocks episode: Beep- Series 3 on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9oQmsGajmA&safe=active

Suggested activities to practice ee:

 

Monday- Focus sound ai

  • Tell the children that you are going to do some phonics. Ask them "Why do we do our phonics?" They should reply "To help us read and to help us write!"
  • Use letter cards in your reading pack to recap previous sounds learnt (up to ai)
  • Introduce the new sound ai and demonstrate the action- cup your hand behind your ear and say'eh?' as if you can't hear well. Practice this a few times. 
  • Use your monster phoneme frame to make some ai words together and read them aloud. Start by changing the first letter e.g. rain, gain etc, then change the end sound and begin again e.g. hail, tail. If they make a nonsense word blend it as usual and just say "That's an alien word!".
  • Write the ai sound on your whiteboard. Write some ai words. Can you think of a sentence containing your word? Can you write it down? Don't worry if your child's spelling isn't correct, focus on them sounding out each word and recording the sounds that they can hear. E.g. 'I danced in the rain.' may become 'I dansd in the rain.' Remind them to start from L to R, of a capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces between words and a full stop at the end. 
  • Watch the Alphablocks episode: Sail- Series 1 on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_KYgujWQSo  
  • Try one or more of the suggested activities below that you think they might enjoy.

Suggested activities to practice ai:

Phonics Pronunciation and action prompt guide

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