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Mrs Foster, Reception Teacher
Miss Richard, Teaching Assistant
Mrs Burns, Teaching Assistant
Miss Foster, Teaching Assistant

Our Reception Class

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What we have been Learning in Reception

Curriculum Overview - Autumn Term 2019

Curriculum Overview - Spring Term 2020

Curriculum Overview - Summer 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 3pm and 4pm 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.

 

 

Morning message from Mrs Foster!

 

Friday 14th July

Good morning Reception,

Happy Friday, 

More work today on rhyming and practising our Maths. Make time to share a book with an adult today and impress them with the words and sounds you klnow.

Have a lovely weekend

Love from  Mrs Foster x

 

 

 

Try watching the following two songs every day to help embed the main messages for tackling Coronavirus.

Wash Your Hands (Covered in Bubbles) - Hand Washing Music for Kids

Two Meters Away - Social Distancing Song for Kids

Summer Term Topic

Water and Journeys.

 

This half term we will be focusing on how we use water, where it comes from and how important it is. We will look in more detail at the Earth and see just how much is covered in water and take virtual journeys across the seas through images, song and story. As we continue on our own school journey we will look back at how far we have come and ahead to new exciting things as we set sail for Year One. 

Weekly Lessons - Week 15

Monday 6th - Friday 10th July

Wake and Shake 

Please find our weekly wake and shake songs below:

Just Dance Disney Party Under the Sea

Just Dance Kids Surfin USA

Funky Fingers

This week's Funky Fingers challenge is to...

Develop perfect pencil grip and letter formation ready for Year One.

You could try:

  • Practising the nip, flip, grip method.
  • Using the letter formation charts or alphabet book in your reading pack
  • Practising letter formation in different media such as writing in salt, sand, mud, flour or shaving foam.
  • Writing the alphabet in order and focusing on the letters you find tricky.
  • Drawing a line across your whiteboard and writing letters so that they sit on the line and the decenders (parts of the letter that go below the line) such as in g,y,p,q and j go below.
  • Using lined paper to practise making your writing smaller.
  • Completing one letter family activity each day, reminding yourself of the starting points e.g. curly caterpillar letters etc

Maths

Focus: Consolidating key skills.

 

EYFS Curriculum links: 

  • Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20 and place them in order.
  • Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.
  • Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. 

 

Key language to use: add, more, less, subtract, take away, minus, count, order

 

Activities to support mathematical understanding:

 Try some of the following activities to help your child practise some of the key skills needed for Year One.

Ideas for practical activities to complete together:

  • Sing counting songs and identify whether they relate to addition or subtraction.
  • Practice counting groups of objects around the house. Insist on accurate one to one correspondence (get them to touch each object as they count) - start with smaller groups and then larger. Encourage your child to place the objects in a line to help them (if they can). 
  • Identify numbers they are having difficulty recognising and focus on these- spot them when you are out on a walk or look through a newspaper or leaflet together and highlight them. 
  • Add two groups of objects together to find the total.
  • Play games with dice and focus on automatic recognition if the dice pattern and encourage accurate counting on from the previous number.
  • Make up number stories for them to solve- provide practical apparatus to help as necessary and encourage them to think up their own for you to complete.
  • Make Maths part of every day.
  • Additional Maths activities to try:

  • Complete some of the worksheets below to practise key skills.

  • The Under the sea booklet contains a range of skills to practise, choose a page appropriate for your child.

Power points/videos your child could watch

 

Phonics

NB: If you need any of the phase 3 tricky words, they can be printed out at

https://www.letters-and-sounds.com/resources/p3tricky.pdf

If you need any of the phase 3 letter cards, they can be printed out at

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/resources/p3graph.pdf

  • Go through your child's flashcards and note which sounds they are struggling with. Focus on activities which practise these specific sounds. Do the same for tricky words.

Focus: Rhyming words

  • This week we are focusing on identifying rhyming words and creating rhyming strings.

Activities to support reading

NB: Please choose an activity at the correct level for your child's phonic abilities:

  • Explore the websites below and play some phonics games
  • Complete an activity from their Reading pack
  • Print out the tricky word ideas sheet and have a go at some of the activities
  • Recap the actions and the 'bed' card in their reading pack to help your child distinguish between b and d- talk about the differences between the two letters. Use the 'bed' card above any book they are reading and encourage them to use it to self-check.
  • Rhyming Activities:
  • Write or make (with magnetic letters) the word 'dog' on your child's whiteboard and ask them to read it aloud. Change the first letter and get them to read it again, repeat several times. Identify which words are real and which are 'alien' (nonsense) words. Look together at which element of the word stays the same- identify the 'rime' element. To increase the level of challenge try adding 2 or more consonants at the beginning e.g. frog, strog. Try using different start words on different days.
  • Read lots of books containing rhyming words and identify the rhyming couplets together.
  • Try joining in with this Rhyming song which encourages you to supply new rhyming words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVophT8naUM
  • Play a family rhyming game together- Say a word and take it in turns to go around adding to the rhyming chain. Keep going until you run out of words- nonsense words are allowed too. You are out if you say a non- rhyming word. The winner chooses a new word to start.
  • Look at a copy of a Nursery Rhyme. Try laying tracing paper over a page and underlining the rhyming words.
  • Complete the 'Read and match the rhyming words' sheet below.
  • Create a rhyming box full of images or objects that rhyme and practice matching them together.
  • Complete and create your own rhyming spells book to read together- see below.
  • Try this online Rhyming game activity http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/washing_line_rhyme_US.swf
  • Play this game where you have to ead the rhyming words on the bees and drag the ug words to the hive. https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/words-that-rhyme-with-ug.html
  • Have fun  creating and listening to your own rhyming shark poems by selecting the different images at https://education.abc.net.au/res/i/g.php?url=collection/rhymes/?animal=shark
  • Additional activities:
  • Read and match the sea creatures sentences below 

Activities to support writing

NB: Please choose an activity at the correct level for your child's phonic abilities:

  • Explore the websites below and play some phonics games
  • Make words using magnetic letters or create the alphabet using them. Match lower and upper case letters together.
  • Practise writing individual letters and sounds- focusing on the correct formation
  • Practise writing dictated words and sentences- try writing the phase 2/3 tricky words
  • Rhyming words:
  • Use magnetic letters to create rhyming words, rub out and rewrite the initial sound to create new words- are they real or 'alien'?
  • Write lists of rhyming words on your whiteboard.
  • Create rhyming chains-focus on a particular 'rime' or choose a starting word and then write rhyming words on strips of paper to create paper chains that you can hang. Use a variety of different starting rimes e.g. og, en, ip etc.
  • Use toilet roll tubes or paper cups to create a rhyming word machine. See this website for some ideas. https://www.teachstarter.com/gb/blog/word-family-paper-cups-hands-on-phonics-2/
  • Make your own rhyming word flip book, see an example of a professionally produced one at https://www.smartkids.co.uk/products/onsets-and-rimes-flipbook-early and a home made version here: https://www.noodlenook.net/onset-and-rime-flip-book/
  • Additional activities:
  • Have a go at writing sentences to match the 'Under the sea' picture. Think of what you need to help you do your best writing. Get your materials ready. Think of what you want to write, say it aloud, use your sounds and remember finger spaces, full stops and capital letters.
  • Make your own sea creature fact file/s. Draw the creature or stick on a picture and then write some facts that you know about it.

Try these activities to help you practise your tricky words

Topic: Water and Journeys

Weekly Focus: Under the sea

 

Please choose one of the activities below to complete each day this week

  • Look at some non- fiction books about sea creatures together, practise using the contents page and the index to find the creatures you want to learn about.
  • Talk about which creatures you might find in the ocean and which creatures you might find in the open sea. Discuss why.
  • Place the Under the sea guessing game on the powerpoint below.
  • Create your own under sea diorama using a cardboard box (The sea creature outlines below may help) or use plastic sea creatures, water, rocks and sand in a plastic box to create an under sea scene to play with.
  • Watch the video clip which shows a variety of sea creatures and how they move. Can you name them and copy their movements? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXtrIy95V80 You could use the movement cards below as a prompt.
  • This short clip is all about dolphins:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5FtBwnUE0M Watch it carefully and get an adult to ask you some questions about it. Can you remember what you learnt? If you are not keen on dolphins, try this one about fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWvzOiHE9ko
  • Investigate a sea creature you find interesting. Find out as much as you can about it. Record what you learn any way you like, you could do a fact file, a picture, a collage, a poster or something different- you choose!
  • Complete this 'Squish the Fish' Cosmic Yoga activity together : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw
  • Read the book The Rainbow fish and talk about it together afterwards, what did you think of the way the Rainbow Fish behaved? If you don't have the Rainbow Fish book at home, listen to the story here: https://www.storylineonline.net/books/the-rainbow-fish/

 

Under the sea diorama example

Weekly Lessons - Week 13

Monday 22nd - Friday 26th June

Missed some of this week's lessons? Don't worry, just visit the links below.

Weekly Lessons Week 12

Monday 15th June - Friday 20th June

Missed some of this week's lessons? Don't worry, just visit the links below.

Weekly Lessons Week 11

Monday 8th June-Friday 12th June

Missed some of this week's lessons? Don't worry, just visit the links below.

Weekly Lessons Week 10

Monday 1st June-Friday 5th June

Missed some of this week's lessons? Don't worry, just visit the links below.

Weekly Lessons Week 9

Monday 18th-Friday 22nd May

Missed some of this week's lessons? Don't worry, just visit the links below.

Weekly Lessons - Week 8

Monday 11th - Friday 15th May

Missed some of last week's activities, don't worry, just look at the document below.

Weekly Lessons - Week 7

Monday 4th - Thursday 7th May

Missed some of last week's activities, don't worry, just look at the document below.

Weekly Lessons - Week 6

Monday 27th - Friday 1st May

Missed some of last week's activities, don't worry, just look at the document below.

Weekly Lessons - Week 5

Monday 20th - Friday 24th April

Missed some of last week's activities, don't worry, just look at the document below.

Weekly Lessons - Week 4

Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th April

Missed some of last week's activities, don't worry, just look at the document below.

Weekly Lessons - Easter Holiday Activities -Week 2-3

Monday 30th March - Monday 13th April 

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. 

HAPPY EASTER!

 

Weekly Lessons - Week 1

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th March 

Missed some of this weeks activities? Don't worry, you can always catch up- find them in the document below.

Phonics Pronunciation and action prompt guide

Keep Reading at Home!

Home Learning Letter

Home Learning Challenges

Please use the Website Links below. This is full of online resources, activities and games to support Home Learning.

Websites which will help to support your child with their literacy development.
Websites which will support your child in developing their Maths.
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