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Friday 22nd October

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Well done everyone for a Fabulous first half term.

This week we have been looking at patterns in our maths work.

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Have a go at this at home in the holidays.

After half term we will be looking at people who help us in our community.

If you have a job which you would like to come in and talk about we would love to see you.

Have a lovely holiday.

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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Friday 15th October

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Autumn is coming!

We have had a week noticing changes that are happening outside in the environment. We have been on an autumn walk and have learned new vocabulary such as hibernate, migration and words to describe the fallen leaves; crunch, rustle, crispy.

We started using 5 frames as a way of identifying 'how many' without counting.

In cooking we were tasting 'harvested' vegetables.

Next week we are thinking out the cultural festival of Halloween and reading the book  'Funny Bones' .

Looking and noticing patterns.

Hope to see people on Monday 2.50-3.15 for my Maths workshop. 

Next week we will be giving out reading records and passwords for 'maths seeds' and 'reading eggs' for you to have a go at in the October half term.  

Thank you,

Mrs Oddy

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Photo's 15-10-21

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Ordering sticks by size.

Long short

Making a Hedgehog with natural materials.

In the woods we watched the leaves fall to the ground and sang our Autumn song.

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Friday 8th October

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Happy Harvest.

This week we have been retelling the story of the 'Little Red Hen' .

Ask your child to do this for you with actions. We have tasted different breads and made a class hen called ' The helping hands hen' all to do with working as a team!

In mathematics we have been using the language,

big/small

tall/short

more/fewer 

The word 'Less' is used when it is one less or in capacity; There is less milk in the glass.

Next week we are researching Autumn and I normally ask the children to bring in objects they find in the woods; leaves, acorns, conkers but with the weather being so warm the leaves have not even started to change colour. Talk to your children about when changes happen in Autumn to the trees, flower, wildlife.

If you do find some please bring them in.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Oddy

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Friday Pictures 1st October

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We looked at sorting activities this week. 

Looking and taking about the objects in detail,

the size

shape,

colour

how they feel,

what they are made of?

Next week we are comparing objects and amounts.

More/less/fewer/

Thank you for your support at home.

The Reception Team

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Friday 1st October

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What a busy week.

The Autumn weather has now come upon us.

We are looking at the changes that happen in the environment in Autumn so please talk about this to your child when you go out on family walks.

The changing colour of the leaves.

The cold weather and that we have to ware warmer clothes.

The dark nights.

The festivals like Harvest as the farmer are busy collecting their crops from the fields for the supermarkets.

We watched a show all about harvesting carrots, tomatoes and blue berries to make a rainbow salad. Your child might want to make this at home.

Red - Tomatoes

Orange - Carrot

Yellow - pepper/sweetcorn

Green - Salad leaves/cucumber

Blue - Blueberries

We have been sorting different objects in maths and saying why they are sorted in that way.

For example the same shape, colour size.

Our book this week was 'Paper Dolls ' by Julia Donaldson

We designed our own family.

Thank you for your support,

The Reception Team

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24th September 2021

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This week we have started learning 5 letter sounds 

m a d t d 

We can now try and 'blend' 3 sounds together to make little words e.g

mat

sat

sad

mad

Sam

We need to always form our letter correctly so we don't get into bad habits. It doesn't matter how big they are so please practise in many different ways.

Chalk outside, soapy bubbles, finger paint, felt tips and many more creative ways.

Encourage a pincer grip.

We have also had fun noticing  objects that match. In side and outside in the woods. This is the start of our mathematics teaching. The children need to be able to notice change and patterns.

They have had another super week. Well done everyone.

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16th September

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Wow!

Its been our first full week in school.

We have had a lovely week exploring our classroom environment.

We have played in every area, been up to the hall, had our school dinners and played outside in the big playground, baking, P.E and have been exploring in the woods.

We have been learning why we have routines; they are to keep us safe.

What a busy week!

The Reception Team.

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Friday 9th September

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Welcome to the Reception Class Blog.

Here every Friday we will add some photos or write about events which have happened during the week.

This week the children have settled so well in to their new school Reception Class. We have played all the time and finished some busy jobs with the teachers called Reception Baseline Assessment.

If you want to know about the new Government Baseline Assessment we have completed this week please go to the website page for

Netherthong primary School and click on;

Reception Class

then  click on the link to the Baseline Assessment for more information.

Thankyou,

Mrs Oddy, Mrs Hemingway's, Miss Hemingway and Miss Hudson (The Reception Team)

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Friday 23rd July

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Well from all us who work with your children in the Reception class this year, we just want to say a massive thank you for all you support at home this year. 

It has been a year not like any other with much of our communication via 'Teams' and email.

Your children have been so resilient and have coped with all the change that has taken place. They have worked really hard and I am proud of all their achievements. I am looking forward to hearing how they all get on throughout their years at Netherthong primary school. 

We have been looking at maps this week and the children have really enjoyed this skill.

We also had a super time building our own 'dens'.

We also managed a walk to Old Fields  play park early Thursday morning as our special out of school trip!

A few pictures of  them are below.

Have a super summer and keep with all those important skills!

Best wishes,

The Reception Team 2020-2021!

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Friday 16th July

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This week we have been looking at Under the Water Creatures and Keeping Safe at the beach.

Here are a selection of photos of activities we did this week.

Make natural 

Forest sea creatures.

Floating and sinking

Sea Sculpture

Cotton wool. Float or sink?

Cuisinaire rods.

Sea pictures.

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9th July

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Well we have travelled Europe this week visiting Spain, Italy and France.

We have had a lovely time trying some food from these countries such as pizza's and gelato  from Italy and crepes and croissants  from France. We thought about how we got there, we went on a plane to Italy, a boat to Spain and the channel tunnel to France. In Italy we made our own leaning tower of Pisa and in Science we made our own volcano erupt using bicarbonate of soda, red food colouring and vinegar like Mount Vesuvius. In forest school we made boats out of natural materials and tested them in the water tray.

We learnt how to say hello to each other and had a go at counting to 10 in each language.

Here are a selection of photos of our week.

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Ice cream

Floating boats

French patisserie 

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Friday 2nd July

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We have been on an animal hunt this week looking at all different classifications of animals; reptiles, mammals and birds.

We also learnt about how some animals are endangered and need to be protected or the will become extinct!

In the woods we made some camouflage head pieces and had good fun playing hide and seek in the long grass.

During cooking time we made our own sandwiches and tasted beef (mammal) chicken (bird) and Tuna (fish), of course we had it with our healthy home grown lettuce.

Number this week we were looking at teen number and number patterns all the way to 100!

Can your child count on from 6,15,55,74.

Can they count back from 8,11,42,68,100

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Friday 25th June

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We are explores!

What a interesting week looking at insects and mini beasts.

We have looked at their different features such as all insects have 6 legs. We have studied the life cycle of frogs and caterpillars. We are waiting to see if our African snails lay eggs!!

In our number work we have been looking at odd and even number and what makes an odd number odd?

We have made some fabulous snail collages pictures influence by Henri Matisse the French artist who experimented with cut out

shapes to make pictures.

Finally we got to taste some of our home grown lettuce. We made our own bread rolls too!

Next week we are looking at classification of animals . Look on ‘Teams’ for some short clips to watch.

Mrs Oddy and the reception team.

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All about Africa!

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18th June 2021

This week we have been exploring the continent of Africa. In dance, we learnt a traditional African dance and used the djembe to copy different rhythms. 

We created African inspired necklaces out of paper plates. We decorated them with patterns, using shapes of coloured paper. 

On Wednesday, we looked at chocolate and where it comes from. We designed our own chocolate bar wrappers, carried out a science experiment to see what happens to chocolate when it gets hot and sampled three different types of chocolate; dark, milk and white. 

   

   

In maths, we have been exploring shapes and patterns. Some of us used plastic shapes to create different patterns and shapes with them. 

Also, we have welcomed two new members to our class. Meet Bread and Butter, giant African snails! We are looking after them for a while which is really exciting. We helped Mrs Oddy to create the habitat so they will be happy in our care! Some members of the class even held them ... 

   

The weather has been good to us again this week! I hope the rain stays away for you this weekend ... 

Miss H and the Reception Team xxx

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What a surprising week!

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11th June 2021

This week we have been looking at the story of Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne. We have most certainly felt like we have been in Africa with this gorgeous weather we have been having!

We used watercolour paint to create an African sunset then cut out silhouettes of trees and African animals to stick on our sunsets. How beautiful they all looked!

   

Using oil pastels, we chose a picture from the book to replicate. 

On Wednesday, we used the djembe to play the syllables in our names. The name with the most syllables in was 6!

As the weather has been do wonderful, we have taken the opportunity to investigate moving water from one water try to the other. We have some brilliant problem solvers in this class!

   

In maths, we have been looking at doubling numbers by using a 'magic mirror', using dice and looking at symmetry on ladybirds. 

This has been an amazing start back after the holidays! We hope you all have a lovely weekend and this weather continues! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Rosie's Walk and Buzzing Bees!

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27th May 2021

What a bee-rilliant week we have had looking at the story Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins and bees. 

We have been looking at propositions, which links in well with our story. We even acted out the story, moving to the positional language in the story. 

We made some windmills out of paper that we folded ourselves!

On Wednesday, we looked at bees as the fox crashes into lots of bee hives. We learnt lots of fascinating facts then some of us even wrote a fact file about bees and stuck the picture in the correct order to show the life cycle of the bee!

   

Using oil pastels, we colouring different bees and made our climbing frame into a hive. We then sampled different honey on bread. How yummy this was! 

   

We used 2D shapes to make our own bee-utiful bees. 

Some of the children decided to make a hive using building blocks and Unu. 

   

What a fabulous half term all the children have had and we are so proud of the progress that they have all made! 

We can't wait to start our last half term with this amazing class! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xxx

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Sunflowers everywhere!

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21st March 2021

What a lovely week we have had exploring sunflowers. We have focused on these questions: 

What is a Sunflower?

Do all sunflowers look the same?

Where do they grow?

Where can we find out about sunflowers?

Using newspaper, we made our own plant pots and planted a sunflower seed. We will be watching them grow over the coming weeks. 

   

On Wednesday, we looked at the artist Vincent Van Gogh. We used oil pastels to replicate different paintings that he did throughout his life. Also, we used watercolours to paint a dream that we had as Vincent Van Gogh once said "I dream my painting, then I paint my dream.". 

      

As a class, we drew sunflowers on colourful paper and then attached them to create a collection of sunflowers, which were one of Vincent's favourite flowers. 

Why not try to spot some sunflowers over the weekend? Have a lovely rest and see you for our last week of the half term next week!

Miss H and the Reception Team xxx

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Happy Wesak!

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14th May 2021

Happy Wesak! In preparation for the Buddhist festival on May 26th, we have been looking at how people who follow this religion celebrate. As Buddhists believe in kindness, we have been practising being extra kind to everyone, both at home and in school. 

We designed lotus flowers and leaves from the Bodhi tree to decorate our climbing frame. We then had a picnic underneath, like a marquee, as Buddhists decorate their own marquees and have a feast in them with family and friends. 

   

   

Buddhists believe in meditation which helps to relax and soothe the soul. We listened to mindful music while we did some meditation of our own. 

   

In maths, we have been looking at different shapes. We discovered how squares, put together, can make bigger squares or rectangles. We also looked at the book Grandpa's Quilt by Betsy Franco and then using 2D shapes, designed our own quilt for Grandpa which would cover his feet! Towards the end of the week, we looked at tangrams and made our own patterns with them. 

   

Why not try meditating at home this weekend! 

Have a relaxing weekend and hope the weather stays dry! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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We are all about healthy habits

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7th May 2021

What a positive week we have had here in Reception! We have been looking at how we can keep ourselves healthy and safe. This includes our bodies, minds, hygiene and keeping safe on roads. We also had a discussion as to what makes a balanced diet. 

We have looked at healthy and unhealthy food groups. We had to sort through various different foods and make a decision as to whether the food needed to go in the healthy circle or the unhealthy circle. 

We used various different equipment to find different ways we could exercise our bodies and make our heart rate increase, building the muscles inside the heart and around the rest of our bodies. 

   

We used meditation and yoga to calm ourselves down and give our bodies and minds time to relax and be in the moment, thinking about keeping positive thoughts flowing.

   

We learnt two songs to help us wash our hands and brush our teeth for the correct amount of time. Here are the links to the songs: 

Wash Your Hands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI 

Brush Your Teeth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCio_xVlgQ0 

What a busy week we have had, even though it has been a short one! 

have a lovely weekend and hope the sun continues to shine!

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Vegetables everywhere!

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30th April 2021

This week we have been looking at the book, Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French. We looked at which vegetables grow above and below the ground. We then looked at which part of the plant we eat, the roots, stem, leaves or flower. 

On Wednesday, we looked at the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who painted pictures of different fruits, vegetables, meat and fish together to make portraits of people. We had a go at this ourselves, using paint, pastels and cut out fruit. 

   

In science, we predicted which vegetables would sink or float in water. We recorded our predictions then tested them and were surprised with the results! 

   

Oliver brought some exciting items into class this week! At his Grandad's farm, they had de-horned a cow and bull, so after they have been disinfected, he brought them in to show everyone! We even got to see videos and pictures of the process the vet used. Thank you Oliver and family! 

Why not try some different vegetables at home! 

Have a lovely long bank holiday weekend and we hope the weather stays sunny! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Bog Baby bananza!

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23rd April 2021

We have spent the week looking at the book Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis.We went into the wood on a Bog Baby hunt to see if we could find one in our own woodland. We looked under logs, piles of leaves, bluebell thickets, inside the crowns of ferns and in the long meadow grass. 

   

We also made our own Bog Baby using blue playdough and created the features using natural and man-made materials.

   

Using white oil pastels, we created a Bog Baby scene then we used a blue paint wash to reveal the beautiful designs. 

We carried on developing our weaving skills by sewing Bog Baby, using wool, needles and paper. We then decorated them. 

The children did an experiment on Wednesday, where they coloured in some water lilies, folded the petals into the centre, placed it on top of some water in a tray then something magical happened... 

The petals opened up gradually to reveal the flower they had beautifully decorated! 

   

Maybe you could go on your own Bog Baby hunt this weekend in the lovely weather! 

Have a wonderful weekend and happy hunting! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Knights and Castles galore!

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16th April 2021

We have had an exciting week exploring the theme of castles and knights. We have looked at all of the sections of a castle, who worked in the castle and where they were built. 

We have been very busy with our craft activities! We have designed our own coats of arms, woven our own patterns in shields and used newspaper to design our own castles. We have loved letting our creativity flow! 

      

   

We even built our own castles using big, foam bricks outside! 

   

   

In phonics, we have looked at been using adjectives to describe knights and kings. 

This week, we have also started our tennis lessons with Thongsbridge Tennis Club! The weather was glorious as we begun to develop the basic skills needed. Our tennis lessons will be every Monday until the end of Reception! 

Have a lovely weekend and hope the weather continues to stay nice and sunny! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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An egg-tastic week!

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26th March 2021

This week we have been looking at the season of spring and the changes that come with this. From making paper daffodils to writing spring poems, we are embracing the season of spring with open arms! 

On Wednesday, we had a visit from someone with big ears and a fluffy bobtail! We followed a trail of clues to discover that the Easter Bunny had left us some eggs in our woodland area, in the signs of spring! In the eggs were some yummy grapes which we enjoyed together outside in the sunshine. Also, we made some lovely spring baskets and used our fingers to paint some spring flowers. 

   

   

We would just like to thank you all for all the support you have given us throughout the past term! We really appreciate the support you have given us while you were at home and the brilliant transition back into school life. 

We hope you all have a good rest! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Looking at our history!

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19th March 2021

This week we have been exploring own history by looking at photos of ourselves when we were babies, toddlers and how we look now. Also, we have been comparing what life used to be like when our families were children to how our lives are like now. We have created a time capsule to open when the children are in year 6. We asked them what hey would like to be when they grow up and included of a photo of what they look like now. 

On Wednesday we celebrated St Patrick's Day by making cards, hats and leprechauns. We tasted soda bread and Brambrack as these are traditional Irish foods and ended our day by learning an Irish gig and performing this for parents, who watched through our window, at home time. 

   

Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the nice weather is here to stay now! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Out of this world!

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12th March 2021

We have absolutely loved having all of the children back in this week! We have had lots of fun exploring space, looking at the first British astronaut in space, Helen Sharman. Also, we have been looking at the planets that we have in our solar system!

As Sunday is a very special day, Mothering Sunday, we spent time making wonderful "hand"made cards using our own hands and thought about how amazing they are by writing down lots of fun facts about them! 

   

On Thursday it was our school World Book Day! The theme we chose for this year was spring. We linked this with a gorgeous book we have been looking at called Junk DNA. We write about the 'springs' inside robots and used springs to make robot pictures! 

Have a lovely, long rest after our busy first week back everyone. We are super proud of how the children have settled back into life in school! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Christmas is here!

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16th December 2020

What a busy week we have had! 

This morning, we had a special delivery from the North Pole! Santa had replied to our postcards we sent him last Wednesday. 

We have had lots of fun creating different Christmas crafts. We have made photo frames which look like Rudolph, different Christmas objects out of 2D shapes and Christmas trees with paint using a fork. 

   

Also, here is a Merry Christmas from Mr Curly-Wurly

We had a special delivery of Dr Simpo's new comic on Wednesday morning. He has kindly donated one for every child in school. Thank you Dr Simpo!

From myself and the whole Reception team, have a lovely Christmas break and Happy New Year! 

See you all in 2021!

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Elf-tastic Day!

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9th December 2020

We had a visitor ... 

   

Our Elf wrote a letter to us ...

Our Elf also set out some activities for us! We wrote a postcard to Santa, helped some elves find their way through a maze and made our own elves.

      

To end the day, we have a virtual assembly with our local vicar, Nick Heaton.

What a busy afternoon elf-ing around we had! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H xx

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All about recycling and materials

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2nd December 2020

We have been looking at properties of materials this week and what they can be used for. We had a giggle thinking about what if we made our clothes from metal and tables out of paper!  

With Miss Crowther, we looked at the story of the Three Little Pigs. We then made our own houses out of straw, twigs and bricks to see if the big bad wolf could blow our houses down!  We were very excited when our brick houses were not blown down!

With Mrs Hemingway we sorted materials into groups by what they were made of such as wood, metal or paper.  We used our super magnets to discover which objects were made of metal. 

On the cutting and sticking table, we recycled wrapping paper to make trees with leaves in a pot. 

Also, we sorted various every day items into the correct recycling bins, discussing why we had put them in each bin. 

How busy we have all been! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

The Reception Team xx

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Police and pop art week

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25th November 2020

Today we have been very busy looking at the topic of the week, police, and looking at pop art.

In PE, we created a circuit of different activities including; hurdles, a ladders to use 'fast feet' through, egg and spoon balancing, hula hooping, quoit balancing on our head, and throwing bean bags at targets. We all had so much fun developing our coordination!

Each class is going to create a collaborative Christmas tree for the display in the hall and today we began to create ours. We have all decorated a star and we are going to create a 'tree of stars'. Keep checking the blog for updates ... 

We dressed up as a police officers and had our pictures taken for identification badges. We then wrote our name and made a signature! 

Children used their cutting and sticking skills to create a police helicopter using different 2D shapes. 

With Miss Crowther, we used the printing technique to create a pop art picture using police car shapes, just like Andy Warhol.

What a busy day we have had!

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xxx

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Road Safety and Anti-bullying week 2020

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20th November 2020

This week has been anti-bullying and road safety week. We have looked at both topic and done activities relating to this. 

Anti-bullying

The theme for this year is United Against Bullying. We talked about what makes a good friend, the importance of being kind to each other and why we need to work as a team to help each other.

Everyone draw a self-portrait on a piece of a jigsaw which we have put together to show that every piece is as important as the other. 

For more information about Anti-bullying Week here is a link to the Anti-Bullying Alliance:

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

Road Safety

With the help of Super Cat, we learnt a rap that told us that when near roads we need to follow some rules which were: 

  1. Stop
  2. Look both ways
  3. Listen
  4. Think

We developed our cutting and sticking skills by designing our own vehicles adding blue lights, rotors and funnels to the car body. 

With Miss Crowther, we learnt how to programme BeeBots to move around roads, stopping at zebra crossings and arriving at our destination safely. 

We created roads with cars, traffic lights and speed signs to fit with the theme for this year which is No Need To Speed

For more information about Road Safety Week, please visit the Road Safety Week website which has been coordinated by the charity Brake:

http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/  

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Remembrance Activities

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13th November 2020

On Wednesday, we focused on Remembrance Day. We took part in the two minutes silence at 11am where we through about everyone, including animals, that have fought in a war. We also created lots of different craft activities relating to this. 

We used tissue paper, cellophane and card to create stain glass poppies, how beautiful they looked with the light shining through!

On the cutting and sticking table, we cut slits around red circles to represent the poppies then finished them off with a green leaf. 

We used our printing skills to create poppies using paint. We used a sponge to print the petals of the poppy then using a painting brush to create the stem and the leaf. 

On the mark-making table, we used oil pastels to create a different pictures with the poppy theme. 

What a poppy-tastic day we all had! 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Bonfire night and firework activities

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4th November 2020

Today, the children have completed a range of different activities all related to bonfire night! We started the day by creating their own dance where they were the bonfires and fireworks.

The children began to learn about a new artist, Jackson Pollock. As a class, they used his 'drip painting' method to create a firework scene in a night sky.

Developing their cutting skills, children cut out different shapes to create their very own rocket with flames gushing from the bottom! 

On the painting table with Miss Crowther, children used straws, which were stuck together, to make fireworks in the night sky. We even added glitter to make them sparkle!

With Mrs Mitchell, the children painted their hands to create bonfire flames, adding brown paper for the logs and glitter for the sparks. 

What a cracking day we have had! 

Miss H x

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Autumn 1 week 7

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Hello everyone.

Here is the link for the  

Great Balloon Race race organised  by Friends Of Netherthong.

Please have a go as all proceed go towards much needed school funds which directly benefit your child.

Thank-you for your support.

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Owly Fun Day!

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21st October 2020

Today, following the theme of autumn we have been looking at owls. We made different owls using different media. We have visited our school library for the first time today and the children have a book in their bags. Library will be every Wednesday so please can you bring your books in so children can choose new books on this day. 

On the cutting and sticking table we used different shades of brown to create our owl outline before adding beaks and eyes. 

Also, we made tube owls by rolling a piece of paper to make a cylinder before adding detail such as wings, eyes and a beak. 

On the painting table we painted our hands brown then printed hem on the paper to create owls. We sat them on branches with little leaf shoots. 

What a hoot we have had today! 

Have a lovely half term break! 

Miss H x

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Autumn 1 week 6

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A few high-lights for this week!

Parents evening 19th-20th October.

Have a lovely weekend and please bring in your Autumn finds from the weekend into school.

Making paper doll characters.

Looking for shapes in shapes.

Baking ginger biscuits this week! Looking at the difference of SR flour and Plain. Can you guess which is which?

Four days next week as the Friday 23rd October  is a training day.

Thank-you for your support at home,

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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A day filled with kindness!

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14th October 2020

Today, we have continued to look at the book The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

We have worked as a team to create our very own class paper doll chain! We developed our cutting and sticking skills to cut around the outline of the doll then coloured them in beautiful colours! 

As a random act of kindness, we drew pictures on pieces of wood which we then thread some string through. The children have then decided to give them to someone to make them smile! 

What a lovely bunch of children we have in Reception! 

Miss H x

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World Mental Health Day 2020

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9th October 2020

As October 10th is World Mental Health Day, throughout the today, every year group has learnt about what mental health is, discussed this topic and completed different activities based upon this. Why not ask your child/ren about what they have learned today?

Young Minds is a charity that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure young minds get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

For more information about Young Minds click the link here: 

Young Minds

For more helpful links about the topic of wellbeing and mental health, please visit our PSHE curriculum webpage. Here, you will also find other useful links to topics such as healthy lifestyles, safety and anti-bullying. The link can be found below: 

PSHE Curriculum Webpage

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H x

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Autumn 1 week 5

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Well done to all the children for being amazing. They are learning so much in all the areas of development especially when playing with other children and being kind to each other, talking about thier feeling and learning how we have to behave in school to make it a fun and positive experience. 

Here are a few highlights.

Baking bun's

Playing hide and seek in the woods.

Home work,

Go for a walk in the woods and notice the 1 2 and 3 pattern formation's and signs of Autumn.

Thank-you for your support and have a good weekend.

Mrs Oddy

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Little Red Hen

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7th October 2020

What a busy day we have had continuing to look at The little Red Hen! 

On the painting table, we created hens using our hands! We painted our hands brown and red then pressed it down on the paper with our fingers spread out. This made the body then we added detail using yellow paint. 

On the cutting and sticking table, we used different shades of brown and red to make a collage of a hen. We used cellophane, card and tissue paper. 

In maths we were recognising and understanding the numbers 1, 2 and 3. We played different games where we had to get into different groups depending how many claps we heard and which number we saw. 

How much fun we have had subitising and making hens today! 

Miss H x

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Autumn 1 week 4

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Picasso Fruit faces in cooking this week!

Sorting and matching in the woods.

Hello Everyone,

Your child is really getting into the routine of school. We have had our first full week of planned lessons and curriculum learning.

Next week as are continuing our RWI phonics programme we have covered  m a s d t this week keep practising these at home.

Look your Microsoft Teams link for your fun homework on subitising.

Have fun 'noticing' groups of 1, 2, 3's.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Oddy and the Team

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What a monster-ly good Wednesday!

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Wednesday 30th September 2020

What a busy and exciting day we have had today continuing to look at our feelings. We have been looking at the book The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. The children have used their fine-motor skills following patterns on the different monsters and have created their own monsters on the painting and cutting and sticking table. 

In maths, we have been sorting and matching buttons. The children chose different ways to group the buttons. Some chose to group them by size, colour and the number of holes in the middle of the buttons. 

   

On the cutting and sticking table, the children used different coloured paper to create their very own monsters. They had to use scissors to make arms, legs, eyes and other features they wanted on their monsters before sticking them together with glue. How friendly they all look!

In painting, the children used different brushstrokes and blended colours together to make their own creations. 

What a monster-tastic day we have had today! 

Miss H x

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Hello Reception Class Autumn week 3

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We had great fun in the woods using natural materials in the woods to make 'people'.

Food faces. Thank-you to those parents who have paid a voluntary contribution towards our cooking activities. We have a student starting with us next week who will be cooking/baking with children every week.

Well hello everyone,

 The children have had a super time getting to know each other, ourselves and our school rules over the last couple of weeks and we now feel they are all settled and ready for the  start of their learning journey.

Your child's learning  journey is a long one (14 years and maybe more!) so please don't put pressure on your-self or your child if they are working at a different level to other at this time. I believe everyone has their own super powers and our system does not always celebrate aspects such as creativity, kindness, resilience and communication which as just some of the powerful skills we need to have as a nation to progress. Education is very individual journey and your child will make progress and develop when they are physically an emotionally ready.

Just enjoy this new school experience together and support your child in the ways they need. Most days it will be a big hug and a story.

We are always here to help so an email; reception@netherthongprimary.co.k

or phone call or pop in at the end of the day is easier for a quick chat.

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy, Mrs Hemimgway and Miss Hemimgway.

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Last Friday Gallery!

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I can't believe that we have made it! What a year it has been full of surprises! We have had a dino-tastic week in school learning about different dinosaurs, den building and even having socially distanced visits from Matilda and Xander! On behalf of the whole Reception Team, we would like to thank every single parent, carer and of course the children for their hard work, determination and dedication throughout the whole year! You have made us all very proud to say we have been your teachers! 

We managed to get a socially distanced class photo when Xander and Matilda came to visit ... 

Here are just a few photos to show you what we have been up to during the week ... 

We have been doing lots of art with Rob Biddulph so if you would like to have a go, here is the link ... 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg/videos

Again, thank you for everything! Have a marvelous summer, stay safe but most importantly, have fun! 

Love 

Miss H and The Reception Team xxx

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Home Learning Thursday 16th July

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Well it's the penultimate day for us all today.

We would just like to say a massive:

THANK-YOU

What a fantastic set of parents and children we have had this year.

Well done to all of you in supporting your child at home, working your day job and just surviving the day to day uncertainty in these unprecedented times.

We will never forget the class of 2020!

We wish you all the best for the future and have a wonderful summer break.

Enjoy your summer holidays you all thoroughly deserve it.

Mrs Oddy, Mrs Hemingway, Miss Hemingway and Mrs Cooper.

Thursday 16th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: gGqQ

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call What Why : New There where

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap   ir 

Stir

Twirl

Dirt

Skirt

Third

First

 Writing – A set of instructions.What we need to build a den?

NUMBER-

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Play the double dice game with one dice. E.g Roll 5 double is 10.

The children need to say what is double that number.

 They then draw the corresponding part of the rocket. It’s a bit like beetle drive.

Problem solving.

Children then can explore Half of a number.

There are two rockets’ 10/20 children.

 The number of children can change depends on the child’s ability.

Try an odd number does it work? Do the rockets have the same number?

TOPIC

Den building and Scavenger Hunt

Go on a dinosaur hunt / scavenger hunt finding objects and clues.

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Hemingway and Miss Hemingway 

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Home Learning 15th Wednesday July

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Wednesday 15th July

EXERCISE

Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: aAbB

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call what why: where there

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap air  

I can sit on a chair. I have fun at the fair.

Writing about make a packed lunch for the dinosaur’s picnic.

Write a list of food. And design the sandwiches.

 

NUMBER

White Rose. Week 6th July

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Adding one more to a group of objects up to 16.

Children represent the group of objects as on the IWB.

They then get one more and write down this number.

Continue with the IWB and then complete one more one less problems.

Sarah has 5 sweets and ate one how many left?

Farm browns animals

 2 dogs on the farm

There are twice as many pigs as dogs.

There are twice as many horses than dogs

There are 6 more sheep than horses.

How many altogether?

How pop them into 4 fields.

How many of each animal in each field?

TOIPIC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7vtrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/dinosaur-facts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BBFrr7eoCk

Dinosaur activties.

We are drawing dinosaurs and painting them; reasearching and making modles of dinosaurs with natural material or clay. 

Thank-you,

Mrs Oddy

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Home School Learning Tuesday 14th July

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Tuesday 14th July

Good morning everyone! It's Mr. Hobson again! It is the last transition Tuesday before the summer break and I would like to take a moment to wish you all a lovely summer! 

I'm very excited to see you all in class one in September and I can't wait to get to know each and every one of you!

Today, I would like you to write a sentence telling me something about you and then send it in to me at class1@netherthongprimary.co.uk ! Don't forget to use your best handwriting! 

Thanks! 

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: BbKk

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk all, small, tall, call what why : where there

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap or this could be useful

Sport

Sort

Horn

Thorn

The thorn. The sheep has a horn. I can do sport.

NUMBER

First

 Print using your hand and let it dry ready for decorating it later.

 White Rose. Week 6th July

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Problem solving with 3 colours.

Find 3 ways to stack 3 colours differently

Another 4

Another 2

 and finally the last one.

TOPIC – Dinosaurs homes

Link to Dinosaurs the Pooped the Planet.

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOjs4irfAw

Build a little next for your dinosaur or a little cave outside in the woods.

Art work complete hand dinosaur from this morning printed hand.

Continue to research dinosaurs.

Only 3 sleeps to go before summer.

Thank-you so much for all your dedication and homeschooling though this time we couldn't have done it without your support.

Mrs Oddy

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Friday Gallery

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We can't believe that our second to last week has crept up on us so fast! We have had another jam packed week where each bubble has learnt about a different country. The Red Dragons have learnt about Spain, the Blue Whales have learnt about France and the Yellow Superstars have learnt about Italy. Today, each bubble shared what they have learnt by giving the other bubbles a presentation!

We also managed to squeeze in sports day! 

Here are a few pictures to show you what the bubbles have been doing ... 

We all hope you have a restful weekend, ready for the last week! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Home Learning Monday 13th July

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Home Learning Monday 13th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: Mm Rr

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call what why New : where there

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap nk

ink

sink

think

wink

pink

Write - Describing a dinosaur.

Facts about a dinosaur.

What-is-a-dinosaur-powerpoint

Games about dinosaur facts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7vtrd

NUMBER

 White Rose. Week 6th July

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Build Shape Rockets for the dinosaurs.

Design a healthy packed lunch with 20 items in it.

e.g 3 bananas 2 apples  8 grapes 7 sandwiches must add up to 20.

Have a go at a couple of different ways.

TOPIC- Dinosaurs

Make dinosaurs and research different kinds of dinosaurs.

Dinosaur-Names-Task-Setter-Powerpoint

Build-a-shape-dinosaur-activity

Dinosaur-themed-mindfulness-colouring

Art work  not all for today just some ideas.

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Friday 10th July

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Friday 10th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Handwriting: hHNn

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

all, small, tall, call New: What Why

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap ng

Sing

thing

wing

king

ring

Hold a sentence: I can sing.

The king has a ring.

The bird has two wings.

 NUMBER- Investigate 9

Repeat yesterday’s exercise using 9

Numberblocks series 1 number 9

Collect this number of objects and group them to write as many number sentences as they can by grouping in objects in 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 different groups and writing these number sentences.

If fine children can go outside and use a number of different real objects.

9=

You could pretend to make a pizza and split the pizza into different slices.

Place the 9 objects on different  the slices counting out how many are on each slice to make 9.

e.g in quarters there could be 4 2 1 2 = 9

TOPIC

Rob Drawing

 http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 Complete fun tasks to do with the country you have chosen.

A dance, art work, facts about the country?

Thank-you for being so engaged. 

Last week next week and we are looking at dinosaurs!!

Au revoir,

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Thursday 9th July

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Thursday 9th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: gGqQ

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call New: What Why

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap   qu 

quiz

quit

quiet

quick

I am quiet. I can play a quiz. I can run quick.

Writing - Fact about the chosen country.

E.g

The capital of Spain in Madrid.

Spain is hot and has lots of beaches.

They have the Flamenco dance.

They like football.

You can get these by boat, car and plain.

Spain grows oranges and lemons.

NUMBER

NUMBER- Investigate 8

Repeat yesterday’s exercise using 8

Collect this number of objects and group them to write as many number sentences as they can by grouping in objects in 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/ different groups and writing these number sentences.

If fine children can go outside and use a number of different real objects.

8=

Quiz question with the number 8 e.g

5 frogs found 3 lily pads how many frogs didn’t have a leaf?

4 red cars 2 green and 2 blue cars. How may all together?

TOPIC

Sports day - Children have time to participate in some throwing, catching, running, hopping and skipping games.

Look at ways to travel to the country. Children make and design own 3D transport.

Food from Spain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZu-vzfjI_4

 

Talk to others about the country you have chosen.

Addio,

Mrs Oddy

 

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Home Learning Wednesday 8th July

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Wednesday 8th July

EXERCISE

Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: aAbB

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call NEW:what why

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap ch could be a usful sound

chip

chick

which

rich

chin

chop

much

I am rich. I can chop….. I love …… so much.

Writing about the artist from your country. Picasso Dali Monet  Matisse etc

e.g Picasso https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zdfgkqt

 NUMBER- Investigate 7

Repeat yesterday’s exercise using 7

Collect this number of objects and group them to write as many number sentences as they can by grouping in objects in 2/3/4/5/6/7/ different groups and writing these number sentences.

If fine children can go outside and use a number of different real objects.

7=?

TOPIC - Europen country

Head shoulders Knees and toes in spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVH4AlEoX-8

Number to 10 in spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ydJr1Is8xI

Picasso
Research an artist from the country you are studying.

Artist Fact File

Art work from the artist as desired.

Spanish Facts

Spain-information-powerpoint

Adios mi Amiga,

Mrs Oddy

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Home School Learning Tuesday 7th July

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Tuesday 7th July

Morning everybody - Mr. Hobson here for Transition Tuesday again! 

I hope you are all well and good! 

This week I would like you to draw me a picture of yourself doing something you really enjoy! 

If you are in school, your bubble leader will pass your amazing artwork onto me. 

If you are at home, why not email me a photo of it to class1@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Thanks, everyone.

Have a lovely day!

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: j      J u  U

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk all, small, tall, call NEW:what why

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap th this could be useful

that

this

with

bath

they

mouth

thing

think

The bath. The mouth. I am with ……..    I think I want a bath.

Continue Memories writing from yesterday.

NUMBER

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

NUMBER Investigate 6/7

Repeat yesterday’s exercise using 6

Collect this number of objects and group them to write as many number sentences as they can grouping in objects in 2/3/4/5/6 different groups.

If fine children can go outside and use a number of different real objects.

Quiz questions e.g

Insects have 6 legs how many on each side?

How many sets of 2 shoes make 6?

An insect and a snail how many feet?

TOPIC – Research a country in Europe

Spain/France/Italy

Learn facts about the country you have chosen and maybe look at an artist and his work or food from the country?

e.g Spain    https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/spain-facts.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zhyb4wx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNKmlxNn7rU

 

France https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zr8jmp3

Italy  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z9qmhyc

 Merci,

Mrs Oddy

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Friday Gallery

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What a wet but wonderful week we have had in school! We have been looking at the book Giraffes Can't Dance and Tanka Tanka Skunk! We have made lots of different giraffe crafts, written our own giraffe stories and made musical instruments to create our own version of Tanka Tanka Skunk! We then braved the rain and performed our compositions to the other bubbles, socially distancing of course! 

I think we all need a rest after all of the exciting activities the bubbles have been up to, here are just a few pictures from the week ... 

Have a lovely weekend, I hope the weather improves! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Matilda's week!

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Just a few shots of what Matilda's been up to this week following Gerald the Giraffe and Tanka Tanka Skunk.

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Matilda's week!

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Just a few shots of what Matilda's been up to this week following Gerald the Giraffe and Tanka Tanka Skunk.

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Matilda's week!

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Just a few shots of what Matilda's been up to this week following Gerald the Giraffe and Tanka Tanka Skunk.

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Home Learning Monday 6th July

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Home Learning Monday 6th July

EXERCISE

 Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: I i tT

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

 all, small, tall, call New : what why

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap sh this could be useful

Ship

Shop

Fish

Wish

 

The shop. The big/small fish. I can wish for a fish shop.

Writing – Memories of Reception.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

NUMBER – Investigate 4/5

Clap to 5 .

Clap to 5 in your head.

Clap to 3 and a child finishes it off to 5

Repeat with another number until everyone has had a go.

Ask the children to fetch 5 different objects outside if dry or inside.

Place them in front of them at their table and arrange them into 2 groups. Write this number sentence in the books.

e.g 3+2   4+1

Do it until all the number sentences are used up. Now group them in 3 groups and write these number sentences

e.g 2+2+1=5              3+1+1=5

4 groupse.g

e.g 2+1+1+1=5

then 5.

Is the answer always 5?

If time try some subtraction starting at 5.

5 take away 2 objects?

5 take away 1 object?

Ask some quiz questions e.g

We have 2 flower but we need 5 how many more do we need?

5 flowers and one got bought how many are left?

How many vases do we need for 5 flowers if they all have their own vase?

TOPIC- Travel moving on.

Memories work sheet.

 2020 Memories.docx

What I remember about Reception. Talk about people, topics, activities, look back at all the blog photographs.

TOPIC- Moving on transition and Travel

 Looking at maps the globe countries Can you name any countries in Europe?

Which countries have you visited?

Choose on country to study in more detail. 

where is it?

Climate?

Famous Landmarks?

Artists from that country?

The food?

The traditional dances?

The people?

Spain/France/Italy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dIDdCUHcDs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFhpiW8qd_k

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Friday 3rd July

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 Home Learning Friday 3rd July

Please remember to hand in your school reading scheme books to the Office.

There will be a platic tray outside to put them in. 

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: fFsS

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

New: all, small, tall, call

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ay  sound

Have a go at reading these words. day

way

say

play

spray

may

 Hold a sentence: The day. I can spray. I can play in the day. I lost the way. Last month was May.

NUMBER – Use a minute timer/ stop watch

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv

Some things take longer than others. How do we measure time?

Look at how many things you can do in a minute?

How many times can you write your name?

Write numbers to 20 in a minute.

How many jumps can you do in a minute?

Draw something that takes a long time and something that takes a short time.

Use a minute timer to see how many times they can:

Talk to their friend about animals?

Child led activities.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Drawing with Rob.

 http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Thursday 2nd July

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Home Learning Thursday 2nd July

Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: zZpP

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

New: all, small, tall, call

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the oy sound

Have a go at reading these words. boy

joy

enjoy

toy

The boy has a toy. The toy I enjoy. The toy is small. The toy can talk and walk.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

NUMBER – Capacity and Volume

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt9k7ty/articles/zp8crdm

Vocab - Hold more/ less/most/least. Full empty container compare.

Talk about why we need to measure quantities in volume.  Filling containers with water, sand, tins, bottles, boxes...

Warm up – need a set of number to 20

Days of the week, months of the year.

Recap on shape names 2D and 3D

Flash numbers 1-20. Order numbers each child gets 2/3 cards.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards in 2’s ’10..

Need water trays and different containers for children to play with.

Use the language

Empty/half full/Full.

TOPIC – Drumming bands

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZHfmgIb4mc

Look at rhythms and children make up their own to perform.

To help with rhythms you can use mini beast to create different beats.

Bee- minim

Butterfly- quavers crotchet

Grass hopper- crotchet and quaver

Spider- 2 x crotchet

Caterpillar- 4 x  quavers

Start to put together a rhythm performance to show. They can use the book to help or make up their own rhythm.

Use the children names to clap out the rhythms. Again put them in the sound chart of syllables.

Perform your drumming rhythms.

What a creative day.

Good work!

 Mrs Oddy 

 

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Home Learning Wednesday 1st July

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Home Learning Wednesday 1st July

 Go noodle/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: wWxX

 

 I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

New: all, small, tall, call

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the OU sound

Have a go at reading these words.

out

shout

loud

round

sound

pound

Hold a sentence:

I can shout loud. I can see a pound. We can out in the car.

Writing Story map of Gerald.

Start first 2 section to make into a book.

Character (Giraffe describe) 

Setting (Jungle describe)       

Thursday                 

Problem - Gerald couldn't dance

Solution - He found a different way to learn dance.

NUMBER – We can compare weights

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

NUMBER- We can compare 3 weights.

Vocab Heavy, heaviest, lightest, balances, balance scales, compare.

Talk about why we need to weigh things?

Recipes, luggage on a plane, medicines in a bottle, juice/milk in bottles.

What do we use to weigh things?

Choose 3 items from outside to weigh with the bucket scales.

If something is heavy, we say it has a lot of mass.

Are big things always heavy?

Are small things always light?

Compare weigh of objects.

  

TOPIC – RHYTHM

 1 2 3 4 

Children clap both their names in a rhythm

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ng3QOLKXxs - Book with spoken words

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIJlw7eP3m8 - Book with no spoken words


Call:                          Tanka Skunka

                                 Tanka Skunka

Response by children: Tanka Tanka Skunk

Using 2 finger tap the palm the rhymth of the words above.

Children each have an animal from the book.

As you read the book the children join in at their character.

Read again encourage the rhythm.

Can they read it faster?

Have a chart with 2 3 4 and children place their animal in the correct place of syllables for each animal.

Otter=2

Panda=2

duck=1

caterpillar=4

Additional research of drumming bands:  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZHfmgIb4mc

Look at the rhythms of the animals.

Make a musical instrument. What sort of materials do we need to go in them for them to make a noise?

Decorate them.

Practice making a rhythm band.

Have a fun day Mrs Oddy

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Xander's time at home

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Wow! Look at all of the amazing things Xander has been up to! He even managed to climb to the top of Big Ben from home and raised over £160 for NSPCC! We are so proud of you Xander and everything you have achieved! 

Miss H and Reception Team xx

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Home Learning Tuesday 30th June

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Good morning everyone - It's Mr. H. again! Can you believe it is time for transition Tuesdays again?

First things first, I hope everybody is doing well and are staying safe.

I am currently writing this at home after taking Luna and Brego out for a walk and I got soaked wet!

Here is a small task for you to have a go at! Can you take on my number and alphabet challenges?

You get three minutes to write your numbers to 20 and try to get them all the right way around.

The same applies to the alphabet challenge, how many letters can you complete in three minutes whilst remembering to keep them the right way around?



Here are some photos for you!

This one is of Luna and Brego having a cuddle last week in the sun! Awww...



And this one is of Brego hiding his face behind his Christmas sloth toy! 



Back to you Mrs. Oddy!

Home Learning Tuesday 30th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden. https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: eEvV

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want

New words: was your saw they walk talk: all, small, tall, call

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ir sound

Have a go at reading these words.

bird

dirt

girl

third

shirt

skirt

first

Hold a sentence:

I was first.

 I am a girl/boy

The bird sings.

Writing Learn some fact about giraffe and have a go at writing them down.

Facts about Giraffes.

Animal intro - Giraffes Can't Dance.

Giraffes Facts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aMASHwBaqc

Number –We can compare 3 lengths

Vocab – Longer shorter, shortest, taller tallest, higher, highest, compare

Warm up

Say a number between 1-10

Can children put up that number of fingers. Can they show different way to make that number.

e.g 8 is 4-4 3-5 2-6 1-7 0-8

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards in 2’s and 10’s.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

NUMBER- We can compare lengths

Children start with looking and listening to the words tall, short.

A giraffe is tall a mouse is short.

Children record objects that are taller or shorter than themselves.

Recording could be in picture form or in a list.

How find one thing shorter and one thing longer than a hand span.

Use paper to create a long /short bridge.

Outside child up to 5 objects  sticks/leaves and compare lengths and heights.

Can children label their objects shortest/ longest? Ask children to predict and then tell you in a sentence. E.g This stick is longer than this one.

 

TOPIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qw9FZ8ZlDk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNYXweQ81vI

To learn facts about Giraffes.

Where do they live?

What do they eat?

How do they drink?

How fast can they run?

ART

Collage giraffes/prints of giraffes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzb5Acl-n70

Giraffe's Can't Dance Art project for Kids

Thank-you and have fun!

Mrs Oddy

 

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Home Learning Monday 29th June

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Home Learning Monday 29th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: bBkK

 

I, the, to, love no, go, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want  was your saw they walk talk

New: all, small, tall, call

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the air sound

Have a go at reading these words.

fair

hair

chair

air

stair

lair

Hold a sentence: The fresh air. The black chair. The long hair. or

At the fair we can chat.  The green hair is long/short. The boy/girl can sit on a chair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZjsLK5vwNU Giraffes can’t dance.

 Giraffes Can't Dance - Activities for Kinder

Power Point Giraffes Can't Dance

Writing -  Introduce the story of Gerald and ask the children to write down/draw things that they are good at or that they love to do.

 

NUMBER –  When the long hand is at 12 the time is something o’clock

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Look at 2D and 3D shapes.

Look at a clock count round the numbers in order. What number does it start on? And finish on? Which number is at the bottom , top, left, right?

 Look at the positions of the numbers.

Can the children work out what time we come to school? Lunch time? Home time? Bed time? May draw some pictures to help with the understanding of the passing of time. We use a time table in school. Children will focus on what is important to them. Lunch TIME!

The hands on a clock turn forward and never backwards except for in Autumn.

Children make their own clock face adding the numbers and the hands.

 They then complete some  o’clock ‘s.

Play what time is it Mr Wolf.

TOPIC

Explain to the class that they are going to listen to a story about a giraffe named Gerald, who gets teased because he is clumsy and unable to dance like the other animals. However, Gerald meets a special friend who helps him. Ask the children if someone has ever helped them learn how to do something new. How did they feel when they could not do what everyone else was doing? How did they feel once they learned how to do it?  What did Gerald have to do in order to become a dancer? Is it important that everyone is able to do the same thing well? Ask the class why they think the author wrote this story. What did he want children to learn from Gerald's experience?

Children tell you things they are good  or that they find tricky …. My super powers…

Make a spinning plate of Gerald. You will need 2 paper plates and a split pin.

Giraffe's Can't Dance Art project for Kids

PSHCE

Look at the word can’t.

Why do people say it?

If we sometimes try really really hard we can do things we didn’t believe we could.

Swim? Ride a bike? Read? What else.

Giraffe's Can't Dance Art project for Kids

Thank –you Mrs Oddy

 

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Friday Gallery

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I can't believe that another week has flown by already! We have been very busy learning about different animals like reptiles, mammals and birds, and even sneaked in a 'school trip' to our woodland area. Look at the post below to find out more about our trip! 

Here are some photos from this week in our bubbles ... 

Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully the sun will keep shining for us! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Our Trip!

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This week we were meant to be going on our school trip to Butterfly World, so we brought Butterfly World to us! 

Our wonderful key workers and the children in Reception created some beautiful animals across the week, then our brilliant team hid them in the woodland for the Reception children to find! 

There were peacocks, crocodiles and even sloths to name just a few! 

The children then gave socially distanced talks to the other bubbles about the animals they had been learning about throughout the week. The Red Dragons talked about reptiles, the Blue Whales talked about mammals and the Yellow Superstars talked about birds. 

Both ourselves and the children had a brilliant time! Thank you to everyone who helped make it so special! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Leon, Matilda and Talia's week

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Wow! Look at what Leon, Matilda and Talia have been up to!

Enjoying painting outside in the warm weather this week for Matilda.

Can you spot the real tadpole?

Thank you everyone for sending your wonderful photos in!

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Home Learning Friday 26th June

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Home learning Friday 26th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

 https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: M m R r

 I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  how was some come  are water who want  was your walk talk

New Word: saw they

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the or sound

Have a go at reading these words.

horse

fork

short

sport

snort

 

Hold a sentence: e.g

The fork is thin.

I can do sport.

I have a black horse.

I can shut the door.

NUMBER –

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Set up a mini sports day that the children will plan.

Let each child give instructions for their activity. They can design their own posters.

e.g hop 3 xs on the left leg then on the right repeat.

Go forward 4 steps and backward 2 steps.

 

TOPIC

Safari you tube clips 30 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxOS4eaBcWY

Watch the story of the mixed up Camellia by Eric Carle.

Can you design and make your idea pet to go into the Safari.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrmZeXf7ScU

If fine they can use natural materials to make these pets outside.

Children create enclosures for the animals out of trays and add some bedding

Make some animals to go into the woods.

 Longleat Safari 30 mins

Art click below on the link and choose a character to draw.

 http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Thank you again for your support at home.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Thursday 25th June

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Hot! Hot today!

Home learning Thursday 25th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

 PHONICS  and Reading

Handwriting: H h N n

 I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  how was some come  are water who want  was your walk talk

New Word: saw they

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ar sound

Have a go at reading these words.

car

star

start

far

park

shark

mark

Hold the sentence: Park the car.  The zoo park is far. Start the trip. The shark can swim.

NUMBER –.Some things turn when they move.

Language : turn forward, backwards, left, right.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 Warm up

Beetbot Robot if available needed or just given direction to a partner.

Direction language. Children have something that turns. A Jar, nut and bolt. Hands on a clock. What else can turn?  Ourselves a page. Some things can turn both ways a clock can only go one way why?

Robots can move forward and backwards, left, right. They need instructions I  order we call these orgorithms.

Make a wind mill to spin.

Give the robot instructions.

 Topic

We are going to pretend to go on a school trip to see the animals in the woods.

What can you see? Hear? Smell?

Which animals have fur? Scales? Feathers?

Talk about the classification of animals you chose to study.

Longlete Safari 30 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWlwb0j9JlM

Well done everyone.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Wednesday 24th June

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Home Learning Wednesday 24th June

 

A bugs Hug story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IvygZndqLA

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

 PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: g G q Q

 

 I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  how was some come  are water who want  was your walk talk

New Word: saw they

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the 00 sound

Have a go at reading these words.

foot

 book

 look

shook

hook

Hold the sentence. E.g The book. The hook

 Look the sheep can read a book

I can cook fish and chips

I shook the hook and got a foot.

Life cycles

Choose a life cycle to study in more detail.

Frogs, Chick, Caterpillar?

Here is a frog life cycle power point.

 Frog Life Cycle PowerPoint

Complete a life cycle map work sheet.

AU-T-1398-Frog-Lifecycle-Worksheets

Look at the life cycle of a frog 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMs3waaW75g – Real life

NUMBER – We can describe which way to go.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Directions, up down, left right, around, from towards, away.

Songs with left and right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRbwFq9665k

Remind the children of Rosie’s walk last week.

Collect their Rosie’s from last week. Check children are familiar with their left and right.

She went around the pond. How else can we say this? She went along the edge of the pond, next to the pond, past the tree.

Make sure children don’t just say, 'She is going over there'.

More of.. ‘she is going towards the tree with the nest in it.

Now describe where the fox goes? Is it the same as Rosie? Which parts are different.

Children create a set of instructions for someone to follow.

Topic – Reptiles/Mammals/Birds.

Art work to go with the chosen animal. There are lots to find on the internet.

Continue to write facts and draw some animals from your chosen classification to share.

e.g Reptiles lay eggs. They are cold blooded animals. They need the sun to warm up.

The have scales.

Longleat safari

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUmHClrRPxc

Good work,

Mrs Oddy

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Home Schooling work from Matilda

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Fabulous Rosie's Walk booklet and work on bee's.

Well done! Matilda you are working so hard at home.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Tuesday 23rd June

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Home Learning Tuesday 23rd June

Good Morning!

Transition Tuesdays!

A quick hello from year one!

Mr. H. here! I hope you are all well!
I just thought I would hop on to Mrs. Oddy's blog to say a big hello to you all and tell you how much I am looking forward to seeing you all in year one after the summer break. 

You guys won't know this but during lockdown, I was lucky enough to get a puppy! Now I love dogs, so getting a new pup is very exciting for me! I thought I would share a couple of photos on here for you to see! I have two dogs, Luna, the triclour Rough Collie is three years old and Brego, the blue merle Smooth Collie, who is now sixteen weeks old. In the first photo below he was only eight weeks old!



Look how much he has grown in 8 weeks!



Back to you Mrs. Oddy!

Why we can’t hug

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

Handwriting: a A d D

I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  how was some come  are water who want  was your walk talk

New Word: saw they

 

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the 00  sound

Have a go at reading these words.

too

zoo

food

pool

moon

spoon

 

Hold a sentence: I went to the zoo. I went to the zoo and saw a ……..

  I want a pool in the zoo.

Writing:

Oh no the zoo has sent you the wrong pet. Can you explain why the animal is not right for you? 

Draw the animal and make a flap to go over the top, like a cage. e.g They sent me a snake. It was too wriggly/long/scary. So I sent it back.

NUMBER – There are lots of words to describe where something is?

(position language)

Song from you tube

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niPyVnC6W5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryb26FjpgUE

Draw from last week’s story using the words: in front of, next to, beside, opposite underneath, over, between, above, below, after, close far.

The children need an animal each. Demonstrate with an animal. Where is the monkey?

Can you put the monkey on the chair? Under the table? Next to….. between ……… and ……..?

Line the animals up.

Ask questions.

Which animal is between the lion and monkey?....

Allow the children to ask questions.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

TOPIC

Classification of animals.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

There are different types of animals we can sort them into groups. Choose on group of animals to study in more detail.

Choose one to study in more detail and make a sculpture or picture of it.

Reptiles

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zp9pfg8

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/reptiles-true-or-false

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p079rmbp/andys-secret-hideout-series-2-14-andy-and-the-monitor-lizard

 

Mammals

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zt3jv9q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zp92xnb

 

Birds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zyd6hyc

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zph26sg

Divide animals into 3 groups.

Reptiles/amphibians  – e.g snakes, lizards, tortoise.

Birds- e.g hens, flamingos, vultures, owls

Mammals with/ without fur. e.g  Monkeys, whales, goats, chipmunks,

Talk about their features which make them different to the others. Birds have feather and most of them can fly.

Reptiles have scales and are cold blooded so need to warm up using the sun. They hatch from eggs. E.g snakes.

Mammals feed their own babies with milk and they look like themselves, some have fur.

Thank–you

Mrs Oddy

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Friday Gallery

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Despite the weather, we have had another marvellous week in school!  From making our very own Rosie's to learning all about the wonderful creatures we call bees. Here are just a few pictures of what we have been up to this week ... 

Also, here is our finished collabarative piece of work of Bog Baby from last week! 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you next week! 

Miss H and the Reception team xx

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Home Learning Monday 22nd June

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Home Learning Monday 22nd June

Emotions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akTRWJZMks0

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

PHONICS  and Reading

Handwriting: j J u U

 

I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  how was some come  are water who want  was your walk talk

New Word: saw they

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ow  sound

Have a go at reading these words.

snow

show

slow

blow

know

low

Hold the sentence:

The sloth is slow.  The bird show is fun. The Arctic fox hops the snow.

I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  how was some come  are water who want  was your walk talk

New Word: saw they

Read Dear Zoo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudDGRQ9QGA

Dear_Zoo Power Point

See if you can write a letter to the zoo to describe what animal you would like?

Talk about that a letter needs an address to send it too and always start and finish with who it is too (Dear ....) and who it is from.

Dear Zoo ....... 

From.....

NUMBER  -  Repeating patterns

Warm up

Revise 2D shape names.

Play guess my shape and children will attempt to draw the shapes on a piece of paper: triangle, circle, square, rectangle, hexagon.

Make a snake from a spiral template and decorate it with a repeating pattern.

What is a patterns? Can you tell me its rule?

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

TOPIC

Dear Zoo - look at front cover – talk about the animal in the crates and the kind of animals you find in a zoo. Read the blurb and talk about the kind of animal they would like for a pet.

Read Dear Zoo again, encouraging the children to join in where they can. Can they remember they sequence of the characters?

Children each make a character from the story to add to large the story map using a tube as the body.

They then can make a person, to go round the zoo too from a peg like last week.

Talk about the different types of animals in the book.

 Each bubble in school will take on a different classification of animals.

Classification of animals.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv

Reptiles and Amphibians

Mammals

Birds.

Research at one classification of animal  in more detail.

Mrs Oddy

 

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Home Learning Friday 19th June

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 Good morning.

Friday 19th June

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting:   i   I  t T

 I, the, to, love, no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want was your

New red words: walk talk

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30 am  set 2 sounds looking at the igh  sound

Have a go at reading these words.

high

night

might

 sight

Knight

light

 bright

Choose a few and hold a sentence:

The haystack is high.

I might see a bee.

 The bees are bright yellow and black.

NUMBER – There are two in a pair.

Look at odd and even numbers. Is there a pattern?

Play snap and look for pairs of numbers.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

Ask the children when they have counted if the number is odd or even?

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards in 2’s.

 TOPIC

DRAWING BEES

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Science Testing.

Make boats using only a sheet of paper V at tin foil boat.

Can they make and try the boats out as it rained so much!

Have a lovely weekend.

Next week we are looking at Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Thursday 18th June

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Thursday 18th June

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading

 https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: f s e q

 I, the, to, love, no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want was your

New red words: walk talk

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ee  sound

Have a go at reading these words.

See

weed

three

been

seen

Sleep

Hold the sentence: I can see the seeds.

You can make up your own just make sure your child is not just copying your sentence they are working it out themselves.

 Finish writing about Rosies walk.

Rosie Writing Frame

NUMBER -

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Splat numbers:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Write a secret number and children need to ask questions using is it odd or even bigger or smaller. Is it between ….

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards in 2’s.

Have a go at Rosie's addition and subtraction.

Rosie Walk Maths

TOPIC-  Bees

Watch power point and clips:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnhmxNoo4EY     - Collecting Honey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53t-DhrzGlc   - Looking at collecting honey

Power point of a life cycle of a bee.

The-life-cycle-of-a-bee.

Clip of pupa hatching in the hive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6mJ7e5YmnE

Learn about the bees and why we need them.

Make own bee outside or inside natural materials or cut and stick.

An egg box is a good shape for a bee!

Take it for a journey. You might need a map?

Reading

 Thank -you

Mrs Oddy

 

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Home Learning Wednesday 17th June

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Wednesday 17th June

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: v w x z  

I, the, to, love, no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want was your

New red words: walk talk

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the oy  sound

Have a go at reading these words. day

way

say

play

spray

may

 

Hold a sentence: The day. I can spray. I can play in the day. I lost the way. Last month was May.

NUMBER – It is quicker to count in 2’s than 1 by 1

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Warm up

Counting in 2's splat numbers:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

Sing number rhymes.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ  

2,4,6,8 Mary at the cottage gate eating cherries from a plate 2 4 6 8.

Look at shoes they are all in pairs. Can we count them?

 

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Counting two's sheet.

counting-in-2s-socks-activity-sheet

Maths Seeds is available and your maths books.

TOPIC – Rosie Walk

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3kNUTwJhf8

Look at the last part with the bees.

Clip of bees:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/bees-factfile

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/bp-all-about-bees

Learn about the wonderful worlds of bees on the power point.

The_wonderful_world_of_bees

Bees powerpoint

Bee activity outside/inside (weather).

Make  a flower for you bee to visit out of natural materials or recycled  and then make a home for a bee using hexagon shapes made from stick (how many do you need?) or cut out paper or card.

How to make hexagons using sticks? How many sticks do we need to make a hexagon? Do they fit together?

This is called tessellation.

I hope you your bee have a lovely home!

Mrs Oddy.

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Home Learning Tuesday 16th June

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Tuesday 16th June

 

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

 

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: b p k e

 

 I, the, to, love, no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want was your

New red words: walk talk

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ay sound

Have a go at reading these words. boy

joy

enjoy

toy

The boy has a toy. The toy I enjoy. The toy is small. The toy can talk and walk.

NUMBER – We can make up rhymes about 2’s

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46j-CipPXQc

Skip count in 2’s

Look at power point Noah’s Arc and song.: The-Animals-Went-in-2-by-2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mrbhsusOGM

Look at the dot to dot interactive powerpoint.

http://www.hbschool.com/activity/connect_the_dots/

 Complete Dot to dot counting in 2’s sheet of the animals.

counting-in-2s-dot-to-dot

 

TOPIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3kNUTwJhf8

Rosie walk make mini  story map's of Rosie's walk. A4 piece of card for individual ones.Talk time-retelling all the parts of the story together. 

Can you write the 4 main parts of the story from the list below.

Children in school can write a line each to make a class book with illustrations.

Rosie went for a walk.

Across the yard.

Around the pond

Over the haystack

Through the fence

Under the Beehives

And back in time

for dinner.

 

SCIENCE

From the Noah Arc link children could make boats with different natural or man-made materials  and test them out to see if they can float.

Have a lovely day.

Mrs Oddy

 

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Friday Gallery

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What a first, full week back! All the children have been so enthusastic about the activities we have been doing in school. We have spent the week looking at the book Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. We have done a range of different activities such as describing Bog Baby, making our own Bog Baby out of clay and natural materials and making a pond to put Bog Baby in! 

Here are some photos from the week ... 

We have also created a piece of work collaboratively. My bubble created the pond, Mrs Hemingway's bubble created the cherry blossom and Mrs Coopers and Mrs Oddy's bubble created the bluebells. It isn't quite finished yet but here it is so far. What wonderful artists the children are! 

Have a lovely weekend and see you all again on Monday! 

Miss H and the Reception team xx

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Home Learning Monday 15th June

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Good Morning!- This week the book is Rosie's walk by Pat Hutchins and we are having a more detailed look at Bees.

Monday 15th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

 

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: h n m r

 

 I, the, to, love, no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want was your

New red words: walk talk

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the OU sound

Have a go at reading these words.

out

shout

loud

round

sound

pound

Hold a sentence:

I can shout loud. I can go out. I can walk around the pond. We can go out in the car.

NUMBER – Counting in 2’s. We can say every other number name when we count.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up – need a set of number to 20

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Show a number can the children say one more or one less than the number?

Can you whisper 1.3.5.7.9 and shout 2.4.6.8.10

How many children in the bubble? Odd or even?

Have a 1-30 square visible so the children can see the pattern.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares

 Paint the numbers using the interactive number grid:

 2 4 6 8 10

 Say the number out loud.

Look at a pack on numicon if available find these numbers. What do they notice? These are even numbers(no sticking out bits)

The other ones with sticky out bits are the odd numbers. 1 3 5 7 9

Sort the numicon into odd and even.

Colour in a 100 square odd/even numbers on the interactive board. What is the pattern?

 Can the children decode which as odd or even numbers?

Cut and stick activity link below:

Cut and Stick 2's

TOPIC  Rosie's walk

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3kNUTwJhf8

 Read Rosie walk

 Click Below.

Rosie's Walk Power Point

Discuss journeys ‘Where do you walk to?’, ‘Where do you go in a car?’ ‘How else can you travel?’, ‘Who do you travel with?’

Look at the story sequence and make a Rosie character.

In school we are using a dolly peg but a wooden spoon is good.

Make a story map using the 4 main parts.

Pond

Haystack

Windmill

Cart and Bee's.....

Talk through the story using the  preposition language of: across, over, around, under and through.

Continue to care for your plants.

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Friday 12th June

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Home learning Friday 12th June

What a busy week we have had with another three children join us next week we will nearly have a full class back but of course in our social distance bubbles.

Thank-you for those still at home for engaging in the suggested activities I set. The children in school have been settling in and sorting out or wildlife area, weeding and planting new plants. They have also left some Bog babies in the pond area!

Here we go Friday. We really enjoy the Maximo dances on go noodle. Click on the link and then go straight to Maximo.

https://app.gonoodle.com/channels

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

 PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 Handwriting: n h m l

 I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want

New red words: was your

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ir sound

Have a go at reading these words.

bird

dirt

girl

third

shirt

skirt

first

Hold a sentence:

I was first not third..

 I am a girl/boy

The bird can get food in the dirt.

I have a shirt/skirt.

 

 NUMBER – 10’s number challenge.

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Counting in 10’s

Choose a paths to finish writing 10's in the missing spaces.

Seasons-Path-Missing-Numbers-Counting-in-10's.pdf

 .TOPIC

Art

click below on the link and choose a character to draw.

 http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Thank you again for your support at home.

Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to check on the Bog Babies!

Next week is the story of 'Rosie Walk' by Pat Hutchins and we are also looking at the 'Wonderful world of bees!'  

Mrs Oddy and the Reception Team.

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Fascinating Water Lily Experiment!

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Today, the children did an experiment where they coloured in some water lilies, folded the petals into the center, placed it on top of some water in a tray then something magical happened... 

The petals opened up gradually to reveal the flower they had beautifully decorated! 

   

   

Here is a a template for the flower and a link to the website which gives you step by step guide so you can have a go at home! 

https://playtivities.com/water-lily-experiment/

Have fun! 

Miss H and the Reception team xx

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Home Learning Thursday 11th June

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Home learning Thursday 11th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

 PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: u y c o 

 I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want

New red words: was your

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the air sound

Have a go at reading these words.

fair

hair

chair

air

stair

lair

Hold a sentence:

The fair.

 My hair is long/short.

I have long/short hair.

I sit on a chair.

Number – Adding and subtraction with word questions.

Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Bog baby Maths sheet. Adult reads out the questions and child works out the answers on paper or a white board.

Bog Baby Easy

Bog Baby Maths Hard

Bog Baby Maths Medium

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 TOPIC

Mind-mapping and information writing

What would someone need to know if they were ever lucky enough to find a bog baby? Using shared writing make a mind-map together of all the things that the children already know about bog babies sorting them by categories such as what he is like, what he eats, where he lives.  Children go on to write information booklets about bog babies and send them to the address at the back of the book.

Use sheet to write down what a Bog Baby might need

.Looking after a Bog Thing Writing Frame

ART

Make a background of blue/green/yellow with whatever media you choose and draw a Bog Baby to add to the background.

The Bog baby could be attached by a spring?

See below.

 

Thank -you for your support,

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Wednesday 10th June

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Home learning Wednesday 10th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: i l t j

 I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want

New red words: was your

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the or sound

Have a go at reading these words.

horse

fork

short

sport

snort

 

Hold a sentence: e.g

The fork is thin.

I can do sport.

I have a black horse.

I can shut the door.

 

 

NUMBER – We can count back in 10’s

 

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Count in 10’s and record numbers vertically to make a rocket.

Have a set of 10’s numbers ask the children to stand on number 30/70/10 etc. Count back from that number in 10’s. Use rocket to help.

The rocket will take off if we count back in 10’s

Complete 10’s sheet counting in 10’s

Extension counting on and back from a different number.

Counting-in-tens-activity-sheets 

Topic

The story tells us that the girls loved the bog baby sooooo much.

Talk with the children about the things that they love that much and using shared writing make a list.

Invite children to draw pictures of each of these things and present them as a class poster (heart shape)

Continue gardening and outdoor free play and reading.

Thank-you for all your efforts.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Tuesday 9th June

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Home learning Tuesday 9th June

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and READING ebooks oxford owl

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Handwriting: f s e q

 

I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want

New red words: was your

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ar sound

Have a go at reading these words.

car

star

start

far

park

shark

mark

Hold the sentence: Park the car.  The park. The star is far. The shark was called Mark.

NUMBER –.

White Rose

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Maths seeds

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

We can count in 10's from any 10's number.

 Warm up

Days of the week, months of the year.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Look at 10’s number can you write 20 on your board? Tell me what number you have written. Can you write 10 more? What is the pattern? How do you know which 10’s comes next? Repeat until all 10’s numbers are written.

Maze sheet or feet sheet

  Maze-Activity-

Counting-in-10s-with-feet

  TOPIC

Continue bog baby work from yesterday making a garden for him. You may want to write a description about bog baby.

Just for information see below:

All About Bog Things Fact Cards.pdf

All About Bog Things Powerpoint

All About Bog Things Writing Frames

Go in to the garden and continue to dig and plant new plants for bog baby.

Talk about the weeds, why they grow strong and tall and why gardeners done want them to grow. Opportunities to look at parts of the plant.

Make a den or a home for him to live.

Well done!

Mrs Oddy

 

 

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Friday Gallery

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Wow! What a week! On behalf of the Reception team, I would like to say how brilliant the first three days have been. All of the children have been amazing and settled back into school wonderfully! We have all had lots of fun doing different activities including going out in the woodland (when it wasn't raining!). On a Friday, I will be doing a gallery of photos for each bubble, showing you what we have been up to during the week. Here we go ... 

Here is what my bubble, The Yellow Superstars, have been up to ... 

Here is what Mrs Hemingway's bubble, The Blue Whales, have been up to ...  

Here is what Mrs Oddy and Mrs Cooper's bubble, The Red Dragons, have been up to ...

We hope you all have a restful weekend and see you all again on Monday! 

Miss H and the Reception Team xx

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Home Learning Monday 11th June

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Home Learning Monday 8th June

 Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

https://www.cosmickids.com/

PHONICS  and Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Quick white board work.

Handwriting: v w x z 

  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you  saw  how   was  they some come  are water who want

New red words: was your

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

9.30 am   set 2 sounds looking at the 00 sound

Have a go at reading these words.

foot

 book

 look

shook

hook

Hold the sentence. E.g

 Look I can read a book

I can cook.

I shook the hook and got a fish.

NUMBER 

You can follow this home school interactive resource. It's fun and colourful and has a full week of activties.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

or 

Counting in 10's

Warm up!

Days of the week, months of the year song.

Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.

Look at the counting in 10's power point below:

Counting-in-tens-

Children draw round their hands and label 1-10 on the fingers.

Go round and count in 10’s to 100.

Sheet cut and stick to 100. Click here

 Counting in 10's Cut and Stick sheet

 Also available.

Maths seeds Look for counting in 10's.

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

TOPIC Bog Baby

Read the book without showing the picture on the front of the book up to the point where the children in the story first find the bog baby. Pause to talk with your child about what they think the bog baby might look like. Suggest they listen hard to the next two or three pages and paint a picture in their mind’s eye.

Bog Baby Book

Then carry on reading but without showing the illustration to the point where they take him home and hide him in the shed.

 Ask children to share their ideas of how they think the bog baby might look. Suggest they create one of their own using clay/play dough or just natural materials outside or insert them in to clay to make bog babies.

When they have finished ask them to introduce their bog babies to a friend.

What is he like? What does he like to do or eat? Does he make a noise?

 Using digital cameras/phone each child should take a photograph of their own Bog baby and write a caption to accompany it.

If time they can draw their Bog Baby. 

Thank-you

Mrs Oddy

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First Day Back

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Wow! What a fabulous first day we had yesterday and we loved seeing everyone again!

We got settled in our bubbles making bubble pictures with our photos on to decorate our classrooms and had a delicious lunch. We managed a little phonics and number work too as well as activities and stories.

We are definitely looking forward to more of the same today!

Miss H and the Reception Team x

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Home Learning Friday 5th June

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Here we go!

Friday 5th June

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

Handwriting: k p r u

 

 Red words:  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you saw how was they some come are water one two there where: New red words: who want

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the 00  sound

Have a go at reading these words.

too

zoo

food

pool

moon

spoon

 

Hold a sentence: I love food. I love the zoo.

The man on the moon had a spoon. 

 

NUMBER

 Warm up - count to 20 forwards and back wards.

Recap 2D and 3D shapes.

Shapes_around_us

 Explore shapes found in nature as you go for a walk.

Look for patterns in the leaves, lines in the bark, the shape of the sun, gates, etc.

Talk about, and measure in steps or time, walking to the woods.

Include getting back quickly because of the bear!

 Complete a sheet for the children to fill in.

Record the answers in their best number formation.

 How many paces to the shed? …….…………

How many paces to the gate?...........

Use your numbers you wrote on card to hide round the outdoor area.

 Half the children hide them and the other half find them and swap over.

Can the children find the number to 10/20 and put them in order?

TOPIC

Go on a scavenger hunt outside and see if you can find all the objects in the forest.

Thank -you all this week those in school and those at home for supporting us in every way.

Have a great weekend and see some of you on Monday.

Mrs Oddy and the Reception team.

 

 

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Home Learning Thursday 4th June

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Thursday 4th June

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading

Handwriting: e f s j

 Red words:  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you saw how was they some come are water one two there where: New red words: who want

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ow  sound

Have a go at reading these words.

snow

show

slow

blow

know

low

Hold the sentence: The low branch has snow.  The show is fun. I know how to blow.

NUMBER

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

or Maths seeds or

Sing days of the week. Months of the year songs.

Count forwards and back ward to 20 ready for hide and seek!

Making numbers to 20 with numicon if available onto white boards.

 Go through the story and count the number of people on a page, legs, arms and heads, and compare the number of people to the number of limbs i.e. doubling.

Write down these numbers and make addition sums. Choose a page to do this task from the book or Power Point.

Bear Hunt Power Point

 TOPIC

Research different bears in books or the internet.

Look at the differences and similarities between humans and bears: eyes, legs, fur, diet, etc.

Look at the power point if available.

Grizzly Bears

Can you describe what they look like?

What are they covered in? (Fur)

Why do they have fur?

Why do they have sharp teeth?

What do they eat?

Where do they live?

 ART and Design 

Outside if available

What would the bear sleep on? People sleep in beds.

 Discuss then draw or design a bed for the bear.

Look at different materials and make a bed for the bear?

You could make a little house and add a number to the front door.

Look at the shapes of the door, windows, and shape of the house that you make.

Outside dens of available or card inside.

Cereal box is good for this. Decorate how you want to.

Thank-you Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Wednesday 3rd June

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Good Morning!

Wednesday 3rd  June

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

STORY- Singing

The bear hunt by Michael Rosen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iou5LV9dRP0

Act it out as the utube clip plays.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

Handwriting: b h n m

 Red words:  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you saw how was they some come are water one two there where: New red words: who want

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the igh  sound

Have a go at reading these words.

high

night

light

fright

bright

might

Hold a sentence: The Knight had a fight.

                             The light is bright.

 

NUMBER

Writing digits.

Watch the utube clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66ujzrRg70s

Practising writing digits 0-9 making sure they are the right way round and formed in the correct way.

You will need to write 3 sets of numbers 0-9 in a cereal box about 5cm x5cm ready for tomorrow activity.

You could have a game of snap today using a set of playing cards.

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

ART

Research some forest photographs on the internet or go outside into the woods .

 Look at the children look at the colours and shapes of the trees and Paint/draw.

TOPIC

Start a weather diary.

Make a chart to record the weather, use symbols as well as words. Take some photographs of the weather.

Go for a walk

Act out the story as you walk round the garden or go for a walk in the woods.

What words can you use to describe what you see?

Look at the trees, listen, smell talk about how it makes you feel.

Can you remember the order of the events in the story? How does the bear feel at the end of the story?

Thank-you for your support at home.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Tuesday 2nd June

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Good morning!

What another lovely sunny day, just great to go out again on a bear hunt?

Please take a look at these ebook before the children come back to school tomorrow they might help with any worries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HtaRogd_4Ak&feature=youtu.be&d=n

Here we go!

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

STORY- Singing

Listen again to the story of the bear hunt this time joining in with the story.

The bear hunt by Michael Rosen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iou5LV9dRP0

Act it out as the YouTube clip plays.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

As requested here are all the green and red words in set 2

green_words

red_words

Handwriting: c o a g d 

 

Red words:  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you saw how was they some come are water one two there where: New red words: who want

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ee  sound

Read the following words. You can always write them out and play find a word hunt by hiding the words and reading the ones you find. Can you make a sentence using this word. Chose a couple to write out.

see

been

seen

three

 green

sleep

Use a couple of these to write a sentence with. 

NUMBER

Maths seeds is available

https://mathseeds.co.uk/

White Rose Maths is available Day 2

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

TOPIC

Go on a walk and play, I can see?

The children have to describe something they are looking at and you have to guess what it is.

Then try I spy?

Make a bear face with natural material out side.

Can you make bear cave for it to live in?

Thank -you

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Monday 1st June

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Monday 1st June

Welcome back!

Wow what amazing weather we have had last week.

I managed to walk the Holme Valley Circular on Tuesday (Cooler day) 20 miles. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt blessed to live in such a beautiful area.

As you all know we are opening up school on Wednesday for Reception children.

There will be three 'bubbles' of less than 10 children in each. 

Myself (Mrs Cooper on a Wednesday : except for this week when I will be in) in the Reception class room.

Mrs Hemingway in the Library.

Miss Hemingway in class 1.

We have 2 days to rearrange furniture and toys and stationary etc.

We will be working the same activities as the blogs I will be writing but of course this being flexible to suit the children's needs.

We will try as much as possible to make sure your child is with someone they are looking forward to seeing. We have worked with the children for most of the year and feel they are a very sociable and amenable set of children and seem to work and play happily whatever groups we put them.

The blog will continue for those at home but I am also now teaching so they may not be as detailed. This will give you more time to concentrate and develop what your child is interested in.

I will cover the basic Phonics and Maths and topic as before.  I will recommend trying the Daily White Rose Maths. It looks really fun and follows a book each week.

1/6 The Snail and the Whale

8/6 The Princess and the Wizard.

15/6 Belle and the Dragon pox

22/6 Zog

29/6 Oliver’s Vegetables

6/7 The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet

13/7 How many Legs?

I don’t know all these stories so will need to buy them if we feel this is something that the children are enjoying.

Mathseeds is also available every day.

As always the blogs are a guide and you know you children best.

We will be flexible in school depending on the weather and how the children are feeling and we might not get everything done that is on the blogs.

Here we go!

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

STORY- Singing

The bear hunt by Michael Rosen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iou5LV9dRP0

Act it out are the utube clip plays.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

Handwriting: b h n m

 

Red words:  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you saw how was they some come are water one two there where: New red words: who want

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ay  sound

day

way

may

play

say

spray

Make up your own sentences and draw a picture to go with it.

NUMBER - Looking at teen number again this week, ordering counting and understanding.

There are always activities on the Maths seeds to do.

Have a look at the white Rose Maths activities.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

We will be looking at teen number this week too.

Here are some resources you can print off if available.

1-20 number track

1-20 number track.pdf

1-20 cards and 10’s and 1’s place value cards.

10 and 1's cards.pdf

 

 Thank-you

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Friday 22nd May

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Hello,

Here is a little booklet to help your child with the reopening of schools.

 Everybody Worries

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

Friday 22nd May

EXERCISE

Go Noodle/Joe Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

Handwriting: f s e u

 Red words:  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you ,saw, how,  was, they, some, come, are, water, one, two – New red word : there where

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ir  sound

stir

dirt

shirt

bird

Girl

third

10.30 am set 3 sounds

Have a go at reading these words.

soil

join

coin

voice

Hold the sentence:

There are 8 British coins.

I have a good voice.

I plant the seed in soil.

Choose 1,2 or 3

 

NUMBER – We can use different coins to pay.

 

Can you remember all of the 8 coins?

If possible today you need to have a few 1ps,2ps and 5ps,10ps

You need a few items from around the house to price up (only up to 10p today).

Food packets and tins are good to make a shop.

Can you tell me how much the beans costs?

The price is 4p. What coins can we use to make 4p?

How many ways can we make 4p?

2p+ 2p=4p

1p+1p+2=4p

1p+1p+1p+1p=4p

Repeat with other items: You will only need 1p2p5p coins.

2p,3p,5p,6p,7p,8p,9p,10p

You could make a café and list the items and prices in the café with process on.

 

TOPIC-  EID

Here is also some information about Eid.

Eid is celebrated this weekend this year 23rd and 24th May.

It is usually a family and friend’s festival but this year people will have to celebrate with their families they live with in their own homes.

Eid is a time when Muslims are celebrating the end of Ramadan (fasting).

Here is a link to Cbeebies Lets celebrate.

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/lets-celebrate-eid

I hope to see many lovely children back on the 3rd June. It won't be quite the same; we will make sure everyone has a warm welcome.  We will endeavour to provide your child with the best education we can under the restrictions.

Finally let me say a big THANK-YOU to all the parents and carers for your support in these unprecedented times.  I can see many of you are working so hard and really enjoying home learning but I do understand the children are missing their friends.

I will continue the daily blogs after the holidays as these will be followed in school by the children in their pods and by the staff.

Just to reassure you the children will be working with a member of staff familiar to them. We will not know which groups we will be teaching until we know who will be returning to school.

Have a super half term break.

Mrs Oddy, Mrs Hemingway and Miss Hemingway.

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Home Learning Thursday 21st May

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Fabulous Photographs. I still can't believe the weather is still warm and sunny.

Make sure you are watering your plants.

Thursday 21st May –

EXERCISE

Go Noodle/Joe Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

Handwriting:  j p y q

 Red words:  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you, saw, how, was, they, some, come, are, water, one, two – New red word : there where

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the air  sound

chair

hair

stair

fair

lair

air

Have a go at reading these words.

10.30 set 3 sounds

clean

dream

real

seat

meat

Hold the sentence: I saw a fairy but it was not real.

 

NUMBER – Prices tell us how much to pay

 Key Vocab- price, cost, change, how much is left?

You will need all 7 British coins.

 Look at all the coins you have in your purse. Group them.

1p 2p 5p 10p 20p 50p £1 £2

Low value coins are bronze, then silver then gold.

Play ‘banks’. Have a large section of coins and children sort them into the different compartments. 

If they are happy with this have a game of shops pricing up a few items to pay for and get change.

Money is tricky so you may just get 10x 1p's to start with until they understand the value of different coins.

Start with 10p and choose items less than 10p. You made add two together

3p apple + 4p banana = 7p

How much change will we get from the 10p? (3p)

TOPIC – The Tree and Flower hunt!

Go on a walk and see if you can identify as many trees as you can?

How will you do this?

You may have a book to identify trees and flowers.

Its also a nice idea to take a rainbow and see if you can find these colours in nature?

You could use your skills and take pictures as you go?

What can you hear?

What can you smell?

What insects can you see?

Thank-you and  have a great walk!

Mrs Oddy

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Fancy some World Record breaking art?

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Isabel, in year 2, pointed this out to me and I had to pass it along ... 

Like many of us, you may have been enjoying Rob Biddulph’s brilliant Draw with Rob draw along videos, which have amassed a huge online following and now been watched over 2 million times on YouTube.

On May 21st, Rob is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Art Lesson

Rob will be live on YouTube at 4.00pm (BST) but in order for the attempt to meet Guinness World Records’ criteria we need participants – young and old –  to register for the free lesson at www.artworldrecords.com and be there for the whole 30 minutes. 

The attempt will also help to raise money for those most impacted by COVID-19.  Participants can donate what they can and companies have also begun to pledge financial support. These donations will go towards high impact charities to counter the impact of COVID-19, including stopping the disease’s spread, providing immediate relief to those most impacted and preventing future pandemics. 

#ArtWorldRecords #MakeHistoryatHome #DrawWithRob #StayAtHome

Miss H

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Home Learning Wednesday 20th May

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Here are Matilda's sunflowers she has grown. Well done! 

Good Morning!

Wednesday 20th May

Its going to be sunny day so I have set a Sunflower Van Gogh Art activity later but first:

EXERCISE

Go Noodle/Joe Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading (Oxford owl ebooks available)

Handwriting: b l k t

 Red words:  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you, saw, how, was, they, some, come, are, water, one, two – New red word : there where

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the   or sound

Have a go at reading these words.

door

sort

sport

fork

snort

horse

short

Hold a sentence: The horse is short.

 

 You can finish your planting a sunflower instructions books.

NUMBER – Counting back

You will need objects and a number track.

Key Vocab – count back, how many are left over?

Count backward from 20. Stop and say what number come next 20,19,18..?

Count out 10 objects.

Cover the last 4. How many are left? (6)

Show 7 objects. Say there were 10 in total so how many do I have?(3)

Repeat with different numbers.

We can count back on the number track to see how many are left.

Put your finger on 10 count back 4 land on 6.

Show how this can be done on their fingers.

Now have a go at using a real situation where things are taken away.

There are 8 chocolate bars in the pack…..

There are 6/12/15 eggs in the box……

You have 20p and you spend 5……

 A few work sheets if available, just choose one level to do.

number line subtraction

number line subtraction_2

number line subtraction_3

TOPIC – Van Gogh

Have a look at     Van gogh     and the     https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4pvcdm   of Van gogh.

Here are some colouring in sheets of van gogh you could paint on them or colour them?

Van-Gogh -colouring-pages 

You could create this in our own way using natural material outside, paint  collage?

Sunflowers always make me feel sunny so have a sunny day.

Mrs Oddy

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Home Learning Tuesday 19th May

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Here is something from Miss H, 

Hello everyone, we are going to spread a smile!

Mrs Barker introduced something to us called 'Padlet' which is like a virtual piece of paper that we can all get to and write on! If you click on the link below, you will be sent to a new window. Hopefully, you will see that I have started us off by adding a couple of posts to make you smile! If you double click on the piece of paper or click the 'plus' button, you can begin typing. In the title part, I'd like you to put your name, then we can see who has contributed. You need to write your message to everyone then press the enter button. You can add images or doodles that you can draw by pressing on the ellipsis (...). I am very much looking forward to your posts to make me and others smile! Here is a link to our Padlet: 

Spread a Smile - Padlet

Thank-you Miss Hemingway for that I am sure it will be lots of fun.

Here we go today!

Tuesday 19th May

EXERCISE

Go noodle/Jo Wicks/ Yoga (cosmic Yoga) or just walk round the garden.

PHONICS  and Reading

Handwriting:  z x c e

 Red words:  I, the, to, love no, go, all, small, tall, call, my, by, he, me, be, we, she, of, said, you saw  how  was  they some come are water one two – New red word : there where

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

9.30  am    set 1 sounds for recap nk this could be useful

think

wink

sink

link

pink

10.00 am   set 2 sounds looking at the ar  sound

Have a go at reading these words.

car

star

spar

part

dart

hard

sharp

Hold the sentence: The car is hard to start.

You can make up your own just make sure your child is not just copying your sentence they are working it out themselves.

 

 

 

 Number – Doubles

Key Vocab-double, count on, add

  • Use pairs of socks , gloves shoes to count on in twos.
  • Use some example. One sandwich has two slices of bread. How many slices do we need for 5 sandwiches? 4,2,6 etc…
  • There are 4 cakes in a packet we have 2 packets how many all together?
  • Find the doubles in a set of dominos.

How look at halves.

How can we find half of 12? Remind them of cutting an apple in half. How many parts is a half? 2

So we put the 12 objects into 2 piles. We have halved them.

Repeat with other numbers.

Record this in your own way. Pictorial or use real objects.

Half of 12 is 6

000000/000000=12

6 is half

12= 000000000000             colour half

 

TOPIC-  Instructions for planting

If available have a look at the   How to grow a sunflower big book   

Tell you child that instruction are not a story, they are a set of bossy sentences?

e.g

  1. Put dirt in a pot.
  2. Stick finger in the dirt for seed to go.
  3. Pat dirt flat.
  4. Water the seed.

Can you write your own set of instruction for planting a seed into your little booklets. Just a couple today and you can finish them off tomorrow if its too much. Four or five will do.

You can illustrate sentences with a picture.

Well done everyone. Times are changing and we may see you soon!

Mrs Oddy

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Uniform Day 2020

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If your child is not on and you would like then to be, please just email me a photo of your child and I can add them to it. We have 3  children missing.

Thank-you,

Mrs Oddy

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