Hello Reception,

Each morning I will write you a message to say Hi. 

I have made a timetable that you can follow each day (just like the one we follow in school).

Speak to your adult to see what they want you to do during the day.

Parents - Remember, you are doing a great job! Do as much or as little as you can. These are suggested activities so don't worry if you can't complete them all. :)

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Friday, 5th June 

Good morning Reception!

Wow another week of fantastic home learning, We love seeing all the pictures of your amazing work, You make us so proud! Keep doing what you are doing. 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

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Foundation

 

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s lesson did you use your imagination to build your favourite mode of transport. Did you use Lego, Duplo or maybe some recycling materials? Don’t forget to send in your pictures for me to see.

Transport Model

In today's lesson we are going to be thinking about different modes of transport, then we are going to have a go at creating our own aeroplane! Where is your aeroplane going to fly?

English

Did you recognise yesterday’s sound ‘Z’ and did you think of many sounds that begin or end with Z, for example buzz, zoo etc.

Did you act out the story of Jack and the beanstalk or maybe you tried to write some words from the story.

Jack and The Beanstalk: Story Writing (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will imagine what we would like to find at the top of the beanstalk. Then we will finish writing the story. If you're feeling creative, you could turn your story into a book by illustrating it after the lesson.

Maths 

In this lesson children will create a repeat pattern using colouring pencils and notice the order in which the colours appear. Look at the activity slides for ideas about using natural resources to create patterns. 

 Phonics

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 4 tricky words.:- was, you, they, all, are, have, like, some, come

Teach reading tricky words do, when, out, what

Teach spelling tricky words my, her

Draw a picture for this sentence. - The milkman smashed the window.

 

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Have a look at this weeks fantastic work!

Summer Reading Challenge

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books! 

The digital Challenge will be free to access, featuring games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in treading related activities at home.  Click on the picture to go to the link.  

Thursday, 4th June 

Good Morning Reception.

We hope you all had a fun, healthy day yesterday. Did you know today is National Cheese Day? If you want to celebrate National Cheese Day, Why not make something yummy and cheesy. You could have a cheese sandwich, or maybe some cheese ravioli. Maybe some of you might prefer some cheese on crackers, or a cheese pizza? My favorite is a grilled cheese sanwhich!  We would love to see pictures of your yummy cheesy snacks.

Have a lovely day!

Oak Academy - week 5

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Foundation

Yesterday’s lesson about being different modes of transport was really enjoyable. Did you join in with the actions and the song, what is your favourite mode of travel? I think mine would be driving along in a Ferrari.

Construct a vehicle

In today's lesson, we are going to be thinking about the different vehicles that we use to travel from one place to another. We will use construction resources to construct a representation of our chosen vehicle.

English

Yesterday’s lesson was all about drawing the story map of “Jack and the beanstalk,” maybe you chose to just tell the story to your Teddy bear, if  so I hope Teddy enjoyed it?

Jack and the Beanstalk: Story Writing (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will act out the story Jack and The Beanstalk. We also begin writing the story, remembering to use the word bank to help us spot tricky words. You can make the lesson easier by practising sounding out one word at a time.

Maths 

Review lesson: A maths meeting!

In this lesson children will refresh and practice some of the maths learning we have covered in the previous sessions.

MindUp Activity 

Use the template below to create your 'High Five' or draw around your hand on a piece of paper. Can you think of the top 5 things for the categories below? Write the title of your ‘High Five’ in the centre of the hand and then write each of your top 5 things in the thumb and 4 fingers, making 5 top things in total. Click on the link below to go to your activity. 

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Phonics 

Read the sentence and match the correct sentence with the appropriate picture. Remember to go back and re-read the sentence to make sure it makes sense.

 

Play sentence substitutions.

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Wednesday, 3rd June

What a wonderful day,

Today is Global Egg Day, Global Running Day and Global Bicycle Day. I've had a runny egg this morning, it was delicious! Did you know the first bicycle looked alot different from what our bicycles look like today. It was nicknamed 'the Dandy Charger'. I have added a bicycle powerpoint underneath. 

Maybe today you could go out on your bicycle or go for a little run. Remember that I want you to keep your brain healthy by learning lots of things but it's really important to keep your body healthy too.

I really enjoyed this running workout.'Run and walk'. It got my heart pumping. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7qdWyHMjwE

 

I hope you have a healthy day.

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

Oak Academy - week 5

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/#schedule

 

Foundation

I really enjoyed yesterday’s story “Violet the Pilot” and although she wanted to win the race, she also knew that it was a good thing to be helpful to the scouts. In the story Violet made a fantastic mode of transport, how did you get on designing your own vehicle? I would love to see your pictures.

 

Transport song

In today's lesson, we are going to be thinking about all of the different ways that we can travel from one place to another. We are going to have a go at being different modes of transport, before putting our actions together with the song A Big Red Bus to finish at the end.

 

English

Did you guess who lived at the top of the beanstalk in yesterday’s lesson? Which was your favourite part of the story? How did you decorate your bean stalk, did it have sharp pointy leaves or a curly twisty stem?

 

Jack and The Beanstalk: Story Map

In this lesson, we will draw a story map to help us remember the key parts of Jack and The Beanstalk. Remember to use your story map to tell your teddy the story so that they can learn it too.

 

Maths

In this lesson children will share in different ways - how can you share equally and unequally? What do you notice about the number combinations?

Phonics

Practise recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and CVC words using. Adults says words/ graphemes & chn write on w/b’s & show. jet, ham, town, cow, now

Teach reading sentences. Breaking down each word as they go along. Return to read from the beginning of the sentence so it makes sense.

Play Yes/No. Group read sentences then decide on the answer.

Children to write the sentence:-The postman had a sandwich.

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Story Time

Today's story is about understanding our worries. Everybody Worries is a bright and friendly picture book, where you can learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus.

Everybody Worries gives us a message that things will pass! Always remember we are there for you and we will get through this together!

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

R.E.

Our new RE topic this half term is Friends of Jesus. Jesus had lots of friends. His closest friends were called his disciples but Jesus was a special friend to children. Jesus gave us all an important rule – that we should love each other. Loving each other is a sign that we are friends of Jesus.

Read the story using the picture to discover what Jesus and his friends did together then answer the questions below:

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  • How do we know they are friends?
  • What does the picture tell us about friends?
  • What did Jesus and his friends do? (They worked, told people the Good News of God’s love for everyone, answered questions.)
  • Where did they go when they were tired?
  • What did they do together? (eat, shared experiences, rested)
  • Where do you go when you are tired?
  • Who do you talk to about your experiences of the day?  e.g. what has gone well/what has not.
  • Where do you go to be quiet and still?



Activity

  • Draw a picture of your friend, put friendship words (e.g. loving, kind, caring, sharing etc), around your picture and talk about what you like about your friend and what you do together.
  • Write a letter to Jesus asking him to help them be a good friend.
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Tuesday, 2nd June 

Good morning,

The Queen's birthday is today but she normally has to wait until June to officially celebrate.

That's because the Queen has two birthdays each year.

One - her real one - on 21 April, as she was born on 21 April 1926.

Then a second one - the official celebration - on the second Saturday of June.

So why two birthdays for the Queen and how does she celebrate them?

To find out more you can go to:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36489213

 

I wish I could have two birthday. What would you do if you had two birthdays? I'd love to hear your ideas.

Oak Academy - week 5 

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Foundation

How are you feeling today, do you feel like one of the animals in yesterday’s story? Don’t forget that when we feel strong emotions, we can use our breathing to calm ourselves. I really liked all the different techniques that we learnt to make ourselves feel calm, particularly the finger breathing technique. What was your favourite technique?

Transport

In today's lesson, Miss Hughes needs your help. Help her to get to the supermarket by choosing a mode of transport for her to travel on. After the lesson, it will be your turn to design some transport of your own.

 

English

Did you guess yesterday’s story from the clues that Miss Hughes gave you? It was Jack and the beanstalk. If you didn’t manage to plant your seed yesterday you still have time and you could use an empty carton if you don’t have a plant pot. Don’t forget to use the pips from your apples and oranges, or you could just draw a picture of how to plant a seed.

Jack and The Beanstalk

In this lesson, we will listen to the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We will design our own beanstalk and think about what it looks like. Maybe after the lesson, you can make a giant beanstalk in your home by painting or junk modelling.

Maths

In this lesson children will practise their knowledge of one more and one less by playing a game with a coin and building blocks.

Phonics:

Practise recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and CVC words using. Adult says words/ graphemes & chn write on w/b’s & show.

fish, chip, sheep, hoop, jail

Teach reading the Tricky words:-

Little, there, one, out

Play countdown using the tricky words taught over the last four weeks.

Children to write the sentence:-

It is thundering outside.

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Monday, 1st June

It's the 1st of June! 

How was your half term? Did you enjoy the sun? 

History has been made as a SpaceX craft carrying two Nasa astronauts has docked to the International Space Station (ISS).

It's the first time that Nasa astronauts have been sent to space on a rocket owned by the privately owned company, SpaceX.

If you would like to watch the launching of the spaceship go to this website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52526849

I have added some photos of things I have been doing over the half term. I have had a very old cabinet in my house for years so I sanded it down and painted it a new colour. Each day I've taken some time to do my jigsaw, it's a great way to relax as well as baking of course.

I hope you are ready to start your home schooling again. Remember to do lots of brain breaks.

 

Have a great day,

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

 

Oak Academy- week 5

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Foundation

Feelings

In today's lesson, we are going to be thinking about different emotions and how they make us feel and behave. We will learn some calming breaths to help us during times of heightened emotion.

English

Plant a Seed

This week we will learn the story Jack and The Beanstalk. We begin the week by following instructions to plant a seed. I wonder if your plant will grow into a plant as big as Jack’s?!

 

Maths

In this lesson children will use a number grid and objects to find one less than a given number within 20.

Italian

Ciao. You can still continue your Italian learning at home. It is all about your family.

Enjoy.

https://padlet.com/clatilima2020/1jsnwa7vgoammpdv

Phonics

Review:

Practise recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and CVC words using. Adult says words/ graphemes & chn write on a piece of paper or a whiteboard.

Teach:

Teach reading the tricky words:- Went, it’s, from, children, just

Practice:

Play countdown using tricky words.

Apply:

Children to read the sentence:- The clown did tricks with the chimpanzee.

Friday, 22nd May

It's Friday, Yay!

We are so impressed with all the fantastic work you are doing at home, you are all AMAZING! Next week is half term, and we think you deserve a good rest. Have some fun and get creative.  Enjoy the sunshine, and special time with your family. We can't wait to hear all the wonderful things that you get up to.  Remember to be kind always!

We hope you have the best half term!

Miss Keane and Miss McNab 

Have a look at this week's amazing work!

Maths - Finding one more than a number to 20

In this lesson, we are going to play a game called ‘Park the car.’ Reggie will park his car on a hidden number. He will give you a ‘one more than’ clue and you will have to calculate the number of his parking space. You can play this game with your household and teddies at home.

Click on the picture to go to the lesson.

English - Hansel and Gretel: Story Writing (Part 2)

In yesterday’s lesson did you try acting out the story of Hansel and Gretal? Who did you do it in front of? Was it your favourite toy or was it some members of your family and did you use actions to tell the story?

In this lesson, we construct a sweet house, including the sweet we designed in Lesson One. Story writers will complete their story with Miss Hughes, making sure to remember finger spaces.

Click on the picture to go to the lesson. 

Foundation - My Rainforest

Yesterday’s lesson was all about making a mini beast, you have already shown me how clever you all are with those lovely pictures you have sent in. We would love to see your mini beast constructions, did you guess what the mini beast Miss Hughes made was?

Foundtion My Rainforest

In today's lesson, we are going to think about some of the things that we learnt about in Wednesday's lesson all about rainforest habitats and animals. Then, we are going to use our knowledge about rainforests to make our own mini rainforests from a glass or plastic jar and some outdoor items.

Click on the picture to go to the lesson.  

Friday - Phonics 

Practice:

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 4 tricky words:-he, she, me, we, be, was, you

Teach:

Teach reading tricky words have, like, some, come

Teach spelling tricky words was, you

Practice:

Play tricky word bingo. Give chn word mats containing tricky words & HFW’s. Chn cross off words when read out. Who can finish first? Check words. What other words did chn have?

Apply:

Children to read and write the sentence:

There was one little bird on the branch.

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Thursday, 21st May

Good Morning Reception, 

We hope you had a great day yesterday, it was so lovely and hot! 

Did you love the story "Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?" as much as we did? I'm sure your famly loved all the kind words you said to them. How did you feel after saying something kind to someone around you? Today we would like you to continue being extra kind by offering to help around the house. We want you to try do 3 different chores.  You could tidy your room, make your bed, help wash the dishes, help put away your clothes or pack away your toys neatly.  We know how helpful you all are around the class, so lets try it at home today. 

Don't forget that THIS FRIDAY is the last day to enter the self-portrait competition. You could win yourself a £10 book token! Please don't miss out :) To submit your entry, take a photo of your work and send it to the school email.?

Have a wonderful sunny day!

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

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Construct a Minibeast

In yesterday’s lesson we learnt all about the rainforests. Did you know that the rainforest was home to millions of animals? Can you remember the names of some of the animals that you learnt about?  Which was your favourite animal, was it the sloth that moves really slowly, or the monkey that jumps through the trees, or the bird that flies to the top of the trees?

Foundation Construct a minibeast

In today's lesson, we will use available resources in order to construct a minibeast.

Click on the picture to go to the lesson.

Hansel and Gretel: Story Writing (Part 1)

Did you recognise the new sound yesterday? The letter is at the beginning of jam, juice and jug, I bet you did. You are getting very good at reading words using your sounds.

Did you make a story map of Hansel and Gretal, or maybe you just acted out the story with your teddy? Don’t forget to send in pictures of your work we would love to see them.

Hansel and Gretel: Story Writing (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will act out the story of Hansel and Gretel. Writers looking for a challenge will stay and write the first part of the story with Miss Hughes. Remember, it is just as important to be able to tell the story as it is to write it, so practice telling it to your teddies!

Click on the picture to go to the lesson.

Exploring Place Value

In this lesson, we are going to explore place value using objects. You will use a tens frame to place objects and to help count them. Although children will also explore the use of number cards, this is additional to the objective and the main focus of the learning should be on practising counting and placing objects accurately. 

Click on the picture to go to the lesson.

Phonics - Thursday 

Review:

Practice Phase 2 & 3 graphemes by reading CVC words that I have attached, you can print out the flashcards, or make your own.  The more you practice the better you will get.

Teach:

Teach reading tricky words were, there, little, one

Teach spelling tricky words they, all, are

Practice:

Buried treasure. Give chn coins with phase 4 tricky words /nonsense words on them. Ask chn to sort their words into ‘chest’ or ‘bin’. Go through each with w/reading & checking words.

Apply:

Children to read and write the sentence:

The windmill has seven sails.

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Wednesday, 20th May

Welcome to wonderful Wednesday.

I hope you enjoyed doing some acts of kindness yesterday. Today I would like you to continue this by saying lovely things to people around you. I will be telling my mum what a great Irish lady she is and how much I love her cups of tea (she always makes the best).

How do you think everyone will feel after you have said kind words?

I love the story of Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EuemNAo6XE

Try to fill someones bucket today.

 

Take care,

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

Maths

In this lesson you will sort your objects and compare the groups of objects.

English Hansel and Gretel: Story Map

Did you enjoy the story of Hansel and Gretal, what was your favourite part of the story? Mine was when they found the house of sweets. The villain in the story was the witch, what did your witch would look like?

In today’s lesson, we draw a story map to help us remember Hansel and Gretel. Think carefully about what pictures and words will help you to remember the main parts. After the lesson, you can use the map to tell the story to your teddies.

Foundation Rainforest Animals

Yesterday’s story of the Gruffalo is one of my favourite stories. I really enjoyed listening to it did you? I love the fact that the mouse tricks the Gruffalo into thinking he is scary, what was your favourite part of the story?

We also talked about the meaning of the word habitat, this is where an animal naturally lives. Some animals live in hot places and some prefer colder climates or even live in water. Did you think of any animals that live in different habitats and did you guess the right answers to the quiz.

What habitat did you design for your favourite toy? I would love to see your pictures.

In today's lesson, we will be learning about the rainforest, and what types of animals live there. We will have a go at moving like these animals and try to remember all of the different ways that they move, with a fun rainforest spin the wheel activity at the end!

RE

Pentecost Sunday is on the 31st May. Pentecost is often named ‘the birthday of the church.’ The feast celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our friend who guides and helps us. We cannot see the wind, but we can feel it. In the same way, we cannot see the Holy Spirit, but we can feel the joy and happiness the Holy Spirit brings to us.

Read the scripture below and then watch the video to find out what this is about! And then maybe you could answer these questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQKy1Mx49M

  • How do you think the friends of Jesus felt after he went back to his father in heaven?
  • What happened on Pentecost day?
  • What did the friends of Jesus do after the coming of the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit helps us every day and in everything that we do. To help us understand the meaning of the holy spirit and his power we talk about the wind and the air.  To celebrate the coming of the holy spirit you could blow bubbles, make windmills or windchimes or even decorate a picture of a flame to represent the Holy Spirit.

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Wednesday

Practice:

Practice Phase 2 & 3 graphemes by reading CVC words that I have attached, you can print out the flashcards, or make your own.  The more you practice the better you will get.

Teach:

Practice writing and spelling these two–syllable words: windmill, hairbrush, lunchbox, lipstick, letter, tablet, growing, children.

Practice:

Your adult will read out two-syllable words to you for example: sandpit, melting, desktop, shampoo, handstand and you are going to try spell them out and write them down on a whiteboard or piece of paper. First repeat the word and clap out the syllables to help you. 

Apply:

Children to write the sentence

A drip from the tap drops in the sink.

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Tuesday, 19th May

Ciao!

Did you enjoy exploring the museums yesterday? Going to a museum is like travelling back in time. What would you do if you could travel back in time? Maybe you could build your very own time machine.

This week is mental Health week. This is where we think about how we feel. Yesterday we thought about feeling worried. 

Today I would like you to look at the MindUp video and think about what acts of kindness you could do today and all week.  https://mindup.org/mindup-lesson-14-performing-acts-kindness/

I hope you have the lovliest day doing kind things for everyone around you.

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

English

You’ve become very good with your sounds, did you practice over the weekend like toffee the bear?

Did you guess yesterday’s story?

Did you design your sweets? What did they look and taste like? Did they have magical powers, or were they healthy and full of vitamins? I would love to see your designs.

In today’s lesson, we will listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel. After the story, we will think about the appearance of the wicked witch. You can make her look like my drawing or be as creative as you like designing your own!

Habitats

In yesterday’s story poor little Worrysaurus worried about not having enough food and drink. He thought that it could rain, and that he wouldn’t have his wellies. These are all things that could make you feel worried. One good thing is that when you are feeling worried you can develop some strategies to help. Did you make a worry jar and a happiness tin to place your favourite things in?

This week, we will learn about habitats. Today we consider the differences in where animals like to live. After the lesson, you can design a habitat for your own teddy.

Maths

In this lesson you will place number cards to 20 in order to create a number line.

Post it notes are great for making a really large numberline. It's fun to jump along a numberline like a frog.

Tuesday

Practice:

Practice Phase 2 & 3 graphemes by reading CVC words that I have attached, you can print out the flashcards, or make your own.  The more you practice the better you will get.

Teach:                                 

Repeat teaching yesterday two–syllable words by reading the words: windmill, hairbrush, lunchbox, lipstick Remember to encourage children to clap out the syllables. If children are confident try harder words.  Letter, tablet, growing, children.

 

Practice:

How many of your own polysyllabic words (words with more than one syllable) can you come up with? First say the word out loud whilst clapping out the syllables. Then you can try writing your words on a whiteboard or on a piece of paper.  You can write how many syllables each word has next to it.

 

Apply:

Read and draw a picture to go with the sentence.

Milk is good for children’s teeth.

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Monday, 18th May

It's Monday - today you can achieve anything!

What wonderful work you are all doing. I have put new books for you on BugClub and some phonics activities. Well done, lots of you have sent in your self portraits and they look fantastic. Take a look at the home page for some inspirtation. 

You can join in with our school assembly at 10a.m. This can be found in the Catholic Life of the School tab. 

It is also National Museum Day. To celebrate this day click the link so that you can go on a virtual tour of the Natural History Museum! Not only can you look at the beautiful building but you can also visit 'Hope' the Blue Whale in the museum https://rb.gy/t6mwgc  This might also be the perfect time to 'fly' all the way to America to visit the incredible Smithsonian Museum where you can see even more of our world's incredible history. Can you work out what room the tiger is in? https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-022.html

Next time I speak to you I would like to know:

If you had a super power what would it be?

What would you like to be when you are older?

Who is faster - a shark or a cheater?

You are the best bunch of children a teacher could ever ask for!

Have the best day.

Your teachers,

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

Foundation Worried

In today's lesson, we will learn about the emotion worried. We will explore what our bodies may feel like when we are worried and develop supporting strategies. The key areas that this lesson links to are personal, social and emotional development and expressive arts and design.

English Design A Sweet

This week, we will learn about Hansel and Gretel. In the story, the children follow a trail of breadcrumbs to find a house built of sweets! Today, we are going to design our own sweet thinking about what it looks and tastes like.

Maths

In this lesson you will count up to 20 objects and look at the order of numbers to 20 on a number line.

Phonics Phase 4

Practise

Recognition & recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and reading and spelling CVC words :- jog, jam, win, web, wax

Teach

Teach reading CVCC words by extending CVC words ten –tent; ben –bent; dam –damp; pan –pant etc...

Pactice

Play ‘Countdown’ . Use a sand timer or clock. Chn have one minute to read as many CVCC words on list as possible. Must work as a group. Encourage children to sound out words. Repeat can they beat their score?

Apply

Have children help puppet to read the sentences

It can be fun to camp in a tent.

I like jam said the man.

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Week 3 - The National Oak Academy

Friday,15th May

Happy Friday Reception!

We can't believe another week has flown by.  Please keep sending us all your amazing work. It makes us so happy to see! You make us so jolly proud! We hope you all have a fantastic weekend. 

Miss Keane and Miss McNab 

 

Have a look at this weeks amazing work!

English - Little Red Riding Hood: Story Writing (2)

Did you recognise the U sound that you learnt in yesterday’s phonic lesson? We are now quite clever at reading words with three sounds, well done.

Did you act out the story of Little Red Riding hood, was it in front of your teddy, or maybe your family?

Little Red Riding Hood: Story Writing (2)

In today’s lesson, we finish writing the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We also plan a healthy picnic for Little Red Riding Hood to take to her Grandmother. Click on the picture to go to the video.

Foundation - Birthday Card 

In yesterday’s lesson Miss Garrard made a birthday cake, did you make one as well? What did you use to make your cake and how many candles did you put on top? I would love to see it.

Birthday Card

In today’s lesson, we will be making a birthday card for somebody in our household, a family member, a friend, or even a toy! We will think about that person's favourite things to make the birthday card special. The three key areas that this lesson links to are expressive arts and design, physical development and understanding the world. Click on the picture to go to the lesson.

Maths - Investigating number combinations within 20

In this lesson you will see how many different ways you can arrange the same number of objects. This lesson is based on the nrich activity 'Show me.' Click on the picture to go to the lesson.

Friday - Phonics

Practice:

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 2 & 3 tricky words:- the, to, I, no, go

 

Teach:

Teach reading tricky words have, like, some, come

Teach spelling tricky words was, you

 

Practice:

Play tricky word bingo. Give chn word mats containing tricky words & HFW’s. Chn cross off words when read out. Who can finish first? Check words. What other words did chn have?

Apply:

Have children help puppet to read the sentence

“Come and have some tea”, he said.

File icon: docx [459317]Weekly_phonics_activities__2___3_ (1) [docx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Friday_-_tricky_word_bingo [pdf 3MB] Click to download

Thursday, 14th May

Hello Reception,

How are you all doing today? We hope you keeping healthy and active, is anyone still doing PE with Joe, or are you doing your own exercises? If you are please send us a picture of you work-outs, so we can also try them with you.  Remember if you want to do some fun stretching you can do Cosmic yoga, Or maybe on your walk with an adult you could do some speedy running or practice your skipping, hoping and even jumping. That could be lots of fun!

We are so proud of all the fantastic work you are doing at home but please remember to give your brain's a break. In class we used to do Brain Breaks, they definitely helped me to concentrate. You can practice your breathing at home.  Click here to listen to the Brain Break recording, just try to sit still and listen to the instructions, I bet you will feel so much better. 

For this week’s MindUp activity we will be making a mindful chatter box, I have inserted a picture that you can print off and colour, then fold.  You don’t have to print it though, you can still make a chatter box by using a blank square piece of paper, then ask your adult to help you copy what is written in the picture (or maybe you could make up your own mindful activities) and then follow the instruction on how to fold it. I used to love making chatter boxes when I was at school.

We hope you have a super day,

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

File icon: pdf CHATTERBOX (1) [pdf 154KB] Click to download

Foundation - Birthday Cake 

Did you make an instrument gift for someone yesterday and how did you decorate it? I bet you felt proud with the end result?

Birthday Cake

In today’s lesson, we will manipulate materials to create a representation of a birthday cake. We will develop fine motor skills and imaginative skills during this lesson. Click on the picture to go to the lesson. 

English - Little Red Riding Hood: Story Writing (1)

In yesterday’s phonics lesson did you notice how toffee is finding the sounds much quicker, did you find the sounds faster than toffee? Did you notice that words bun, bug, cup have the U sound in the middle? Did you draw a story map? I would love to see them.

Little Red Riding Hood: Story Writing (1)

In today’s lesson, we draw pictures to remember the main parts of Little Red Riding Hood. After the lesson, you may like to use your story map to tell the story to your teddy bear to help you remember it. Click on the picture to go to the lesson.

Maths - Measuring short periods of time in simple ways

In this lesson you will compare how much you can do in 15s, 30s and a minute. You can time yourself at home - how quickly can you put on your coat or run a short distance? Can you brush your teeth for 2 minutes in the morning and evening? Click on this picture to take you to the lesson.

Thursday - Phonics 

Review:

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and reading and spelling CVC words :-light, right, might, night, sight, fight, high

 

Teach:

Teach writing CCVC words by segmenting the initial sounds – g-rip, s-pot, s-poon, f-lat, d-rop, s-pin

Practice:

Children use phoneme frames to write CVCC words.

 

Apply:

Have children help puppet to write the sentence

Step on the flat green grass.

File icon: docx [458098]Weekly_phonics_activities__2___2_ (1) [docx 1MB] Click to download

Wednesday, 12th May

Good Morning Reception,

We hope you had a lovely day yesterday, Celebrating Florence Nightingale and all the amazing Nurses.  It was so lovely to chat to a few of you yesterday on the phone, it definitely is the highlight of my day. If I haven’t spoken to you yet this week, look out for a withheld number.

As May is the month of Mary, we are asking all members of the St Mary of the Angels family to submit their own Marian creations. Carrying on with the month of Mary celebrations, below are some ideas for you to do. Click here  to go to the page on the website dedicated to the Month of Mary and any work sent in by you will be published on that page. We would also like to invite you and your family to join in the participation of the weekly Rosary on Fridays at 10.30am. Click here  to go to the link.
 

You could:

- Paint or draw a Mary picture

- Design a crown or flower for Mary

- Create a prayer space

- Create your own Rosary                                                         

- Create a stain glass window

- Learn the many different names for Mary and create art based on this

- Hold a May procession

- Learn a song about Mary, such as Ave Maria, As I Kneel Before You or Queen of the May.

 

We also want to remind you all about our St. Mary of the Angels Art Competition, We know how creative you all are, remember you can use any material around your house to create a self-portrait! You have till the 22nd of May.  I have attached the poster below for more information. 

 

Have a fabulous day,

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

File icon: pdf Self_portrait_competition [pdf 1MB] Click to download

English - Little Red Riding Hood: Story Map

In yesterday’s lesson the new sound was C, how did you get on sounding out the c words, cat, cab, can, maybe you can think of some other words that begin the sound c? I really enjoyed the story of Little Red riding Hood, what was your favourite part of the story and why? Did you tell your Teddy?

Little Red Riding Hood: Story Map

In today’s lesson, we will draw pictures to remember the main parts of Little Red Riding Hood.

Click on the picture to go to the lesson.  

Maths - Exploring time and seasons 

Today is national numeracy day. An annual celebration of the importance of numbers in everyday life.  When you are out on your walk today try to celebrate the numbers that you see around you, for instance inside the supermarket, on house doors, on road signs etc.

In today's lesson we will look at the different seasons and what happens in the world around us during these seasons. You will find out when your birthday is and spot the seasons. Click on the picture to go to the lesson. 

Foundation - Instrument Gift

I really liked the story of “Kipper’s Birthday” that we had yesterday. Can you remember why Kipper’s friends didn’t go to his birthday party? He forgot to write the date on his invitations, so they didn’t know when it was. Can you remember the month of your birthday? Mine is February and Miss Keane's is January.  

Instrument Gift

In today’s lesson, we will be learning about how we celebrate birthdays, and what we can do to make somebody feel special on their birthday. Then we will have a go at making our own musical instrument to give to somebody as a gift on their birthday! The three key areas that this lesson links to are expressive arts and design, personal, social and emotional development, and understanding the world.

Wednesday - Phonics 

Practice:

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and reading and spelling CVC words:-bar, jar, far, bark, card, hard, park

Teach:

Teach reading CCVC words by blending the sounds– from, stop, sniff, flag, creep, grip

Practice:

Play ‘Countdown’. Use a sand timer or clock. Chn have one minute to read as many CVCC words on list as possible. Encourage children to sound out words. Repeat can they beat their score?:- swim, clap, drop, trip, spin, tree, step, flat, spoon, smart, brush, thrill, train, brain, glass

 

Apply:

Have children help puppet to read the sentences

She dropped the glass spoon.

File icon: docx Weekly_phonics_activities (2) (3) [docx 1MB] Click to download

Tuesday, 12th May

Good morning Reception,

Today is a special day as it is Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday! WOW, and it is also International Nurse's Day. 

Florence Nightingale is remembered for making changes to nursing and showing people that nursing was a very important job. Florence Nightingale went to the Crimean War to nurse wounded soldiers. She even nursed soldiers during the night, and became known as 'The Lady with the Lamp'. She and her nurses saved many lives.  Click here to watch a video and learn more about Florence Nightingale. I have also attached a PowerPoint for you to read with your adult if you would like to find out more about Florence Nightingale.   

To celebrate Florence Nightingale and all the amazing, hardworking NHS Nurses maybe you could make a Poster for the NHS, or Role play the jobs of nurse and doctors. Florence Nightingale wanted to grow up to be a nurse, what would you like to grow up to be? We would love to see pictures of what you all get up to.  Keep working hard, we are so proud of you!

Have a fantastic day,

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

File icon: pptx us-h-74-florence-nightingale-powerpoint_ver_1 (1) [pptx 5MB] Click to download

File icon: pdf Self_portrait_competition [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Assembly two: Wellbeing 

Today you may also want to join in with the assembly before you start your English, Foundation and Maths subjects.

This week’s assembly is all about Wellbeing. We will also have a sing-a-long with the London West End cast of Disney’s The Lion King and Miss Siedenius discusses the use of texture in art. Click on the picture to take you to the assembly. 

Foundation - It's My Birthday

Did you enjoy the story in yesterday’s lesson ‘My friend Bear’? How was Eddie kind to the bear in the story? What makes a kind friend, is it sharing toys, listening to our friends, being kind or did you think of any other things? Did you draw a picture of your favourite bear or of your best friend? We would love to see your drawings.

It's My Birthday

Today’s lesson we will learn all about birthdays. We will find out when our own birthday is and talk about the different ways that we celebrate it. We will then help Kipper to design a birthday invitation. Click on the piture to take you to the lesson.  

Maths - Exploring and discussing the days of the week

In this lesson you will learn the names and order of the days in the week. You can use junk modelling to make a daily calendar. Click on the picture to take you to the lesson.

English - Little Red Riding Hood

In your phonics lesson yesterday were you faster than Toffee the bear? I know that he has been practicing over the weekend, what about you?

Children did you guess the story from the clues you were given, red, wolf and grandmother? I bet you did it was Little Red Riding Hood.  Did you draw a map and did you hide any treasure?

 Little Red Riding Hood.

In today’s lesson, we will listen to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We will think about the different features of a wolf and create our own at the end of the lesson. Click on the picture to go to the lesson. 

Tuesday - Phonics 

Practice:

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and reading and spelling CVC words:-coat, boat, goat, loaf, soap

Teach:                                   

Teach spelling CVCC words by segmenting lamp, pink, nest, hunt, melt, husk, think

 

Practice:

Children use phoneme frames to write CVCC words.

 

Apply:

Have children help puppet to write the sentence

 The gift was lost.

File icon: docx Weekly_phonics_activities (2) (2) [docx 1MB] Click to download

Monday, 11th May

Happy Monday Reception!

We hope that you all had a great VE celebration on Friday, and a lovely fun, sun-filled weekend, I just love the sunshine!  I went for a super fun bike ride around Regent's Park on Saturday and I was so excited because I got to see penguins, giraffes (my favourite animal) and even a zebra - all from the paths.  Have any of you been there before?  We would love to see the fun activities that you all got up to.  

Have a lovely day,

Miss Keane and Miss McNab 

Assembly for week beginning Monday 11th May: Hide and Seek

Parents, pupils and staff are invited to join the rest of the school community in worship every Monday morning at 10am by watching and taking part in the assembly video which can be viewed by clicking on the image above. 

In this week’s Gospel, the disciples were looking for God the Father. Little did they realise that God was standing right in front of them in human form, through the person of Jesus. This assembly helps children to relate to God on a personal level through the person of Jesus Christ.

Key Scripture:
“I am in the Father and the Father is in me. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”

John 14: 1-12

Click on the picture to take you to the link.  

RE

During the month of May we remember and honour Mary, the mother of Jesus. During this time perhaps you could learn the rosary, or maybe set up a May altar at home? See the power point enclosed. There are also lots of activities on Twinkl for you to do during the month of Mary.

File icon: ppt ROI-RE-3-Creating-a-May-Altar-PowerPoint (2) [ppt 10MB] Click to download

Week 3 - National Oak Academy

 https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/#schedule

Maths - Talking about your daily routine

For today's lesson you will need paper, a teddy or toy and a pencil.

We will be learning the days of the week song, Do you know what today is? And we will also be organizing how we order our day. I wonder if your day is as busy as Reggie's is?

Click on the picture to take you to the lesson.

English- Using Maps

This week, we will learn the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Today we will help Little Red Riding Hood find her Grandma’s house by giving her directions. After the lesson, you may want to have your own treasure hunt and design a map to help your grown-ups or teddies find the treasure!

Click on the picture to take you to the lesson.

Foundation - Kind Friends 

In this lesson, we will learn some of the attributes of being a kind friend.

Click on the picture to take you to the lesson.

Monday Phonics - Phase 4 

Review:

Read and spell the following words:

see, fee, tree, root, zoom, wood, look, book

Teach:

Teach reading CVCC words by blending the sounds in – band, went, best, belt, hump, felt, sink, camp

Practice:

Play ‘Countdown’ . Use a sand timer or clock. Chn have one minute to read as many CVCC words on list as possible. Encourage children to sound out words. Repeat can they beat their score? Pink, must, point, chomp, camp, help, sink, tent, pant, damp, lamp, felt, bent, hump

Apply:

Have children help puppet to read the sentence

The cash was put in the bank.

 

Just below I have attached this weeks Phonics activities worksheets for you to try.

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Friday, 8th May

Today is VE day and it’s the day where we remember people like Captain Tom and all his comrades who fought in the second world war to liberate Europe

VE Day – Victory in Europe celebrates the end of the Second World War on 8 May 1945.

8 May 1945 - Winston Churchill announced VE Day - Victory in Europe. This day marks the end of WW2 in Europe.

Street parties were held all over Britain to celebrate the end of the war

VE Day, which stands for Victory of Europe Day, was the day on which allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe on May 8th, 1945. It marked the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign and was a cause for celebration all over the world.

 VE Day will be unlike other years, as we’ll have three days to celebrate the historic occasion marking the day that Victory in Europe prevailed during the Second World War. The government purposely moved the annual May bank holiday in order to hold the VE Day celebrations over a long weekend.

You may to choose to continue with your Oak Academy lessons today or to have fun with some VE Day activities.

Click on the links below for some ideas of what you could do on VE day e.g. having your own stay at home party where you can bake cakes, making bunting decorations and make your own flags. Below you will find some attachments that we have included to give you some ideas.

You can maybe see the Queen's speech on Saturday morning as it's a little bit past your bed time. :)

Friday

Practice:

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and reading and spelling CVC words :- quit, quiz, tax, mix, jog

Teach:

Teach reading tricky words said, so

Teach spelling tricky words he, she, we, me, be

Or is they know these choose others.

Practice:

Play tricky word bingo. Give chn word mats containing tricky words & HFW’s. Chn cross off words when read out. Who can finish first? Check words. What other words did chn have?

Apply:

Have children help puppet to read the sentence

He said he went red when she kissed me.

File icon: pdf Friday - tricky word bingo [pdf 3MB] Click to download

VE Day activities 

File icon: pdf VE-Day-Resources-2-1 [pdf 194KB] Click to download

Brilliant home learning this week

Thursday, 7th May

Good Morning,

To celebrate VE Day, the whole country had a party. Today we are going to complete activities to prepare for a party.

Option One: I have attached some war time recipes. Please choose one to make.

Option Two: Write a list of other food or decorations you will need for your party. It would be great if you could take some pictures that we could share on our home page. office@stmaryangels.co.uk

 

I did my self portrait yesterday. I did it in an abstract style - it's very colourful.

File icon: pdf AE86AF3C-7CC4-469F-B7D4-1DD78E53D5BF [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf VE Day recipes [pdf 36KB] Click to download

Thursday

Review:

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and reading and spelling CVC words :- yap, yes, yet, yell, six, box

Teach:

Teach writing CCVC words by segmenting the initial sounds – h-and, g-rip, s-pan, t-rap, s-cot, f-lip

Practice:

Repeat yesterday’s activity using different words on coins.

Apply:

Have children help puppet to write the sentence

Ben and Sam jump over the pond.

Foundation

I really enjoyed singing the rainbow song yesterday did you remember all the colours in the song? Did you think of lots of things that matched the colours for example a red bus, a yellow duck, a pink pig, a green dinosaur, a purple balloon, an orange carrot and blue sea? Or maybe you thought of lots of other things?

Today’s lesson is Where do people who help us work?

In this lesson, we will learn about the different places that people who help us work in. We will then use construction resources to build a representation of a building where people who help us work.

English

In yesterday’s phonic lesson did you think of some other things that begin the sound O?  The star words that you learnt yesterday, first, next and then are very important when you are writing a story. Did you do a story map?

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Story Writing (Part 1)

In today’s lesson, we will use our acting skills to tell the story. We will then become authors and start writing the story. Remember to use your finger spaces in between words.

Maths

In this lesson, you will share out an even number of objects and count the objects in equal groups.

Wednesday, 6th May

Good Morning,

Along with your Oak Academy learning you can also be doing some VE Day learning. I have put some options for you today.

Option One: Look at the attached picture. What can you see? How do they feel? What are they doing? What would you be doing? Write a sentence about the picture. Remember to use your sound mat and tricky word mat.

Option Two To celebrate VE day people created decorations such as bunting to decorate their homes. Can you create some bunting or other decorations for your home to celebrate VE Day? I look forward to seeing your pictures.

Italian:

Today is a super special day as Miss Claudia has been hard at work creating some home learning for you! Click the link below to find videos and worksheets to brush up on your Italian whilst at home!

https://padlet.com/claudiagioacchini33/Food1Cibo

Have a wonderful day.

Miss McNab and Miss Keane

Foundation

Did you enjoy the Topsy and Tim story yesterday and did you think of all the people who help us?  What would you like to be when you grow up, do let me know?

Today’s lesson is a Rainbow song and dance

In today's lesson, we will be singing along to the well known 'I can sing a rainbow' song. We will be thinking of actions to accompany the colours of the rainbow, and try to put them all together in a fun sing and dance along at the end!

Click on the image to take you to the video.

English

Did you manage to point to the phonic sounds before toffee the bear, In yesterday’s lesson? He was very quick. How did you get on sounding out your ‘n’ words today? And can you remember the three ‘star words’ that you learnt small, medium and big? Did you draw a picture of the 3 bear’s cottage? I would love to see it and don’t forget to put your name on your work and I will post it on the homepage on Friday.

Today’s lesson is Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Story Map

Today, we will use our brains to remember Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will map the story to help us remember it in order. Test your writing skills by writing a sound next to each picture if you are in Nursery, or a word if you are in Reception. You will need paper, coloured pencils and your favourite teddy.

Click on the image to take you to the video.

Maths

Make sure you watch carefully for counting in pairs.

I hope you enjoy the activity today.

Click on the image to take you to the video.

R.E.

Read the story 'Good News' attached below. Before Jesus left his friends, he promised to send them a helper, the Holy Spirit. The holy day, Ascension Thursday, celebrates Jesus’ return to his Father. You can watch the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcFw8pLBSIo) to further your knowledge of this special day

 

 

  • How did the friends of Jesus feel after he went back to his Father?
  • Have you ever felt like that?
  • What did the friends of Jesus do?
  • What happened on Pentecost day?
  • How did the friends of Jesus feel?
  • What did the friends of Jesus do after the coming of the Holy Spirit?

Option one: Discuss the answers to the questions above.

Option Two: Draw a picture of Jesus meeting his friends, don’t forget to add facial expressions. Surprise, happy etc.

File icon: ppt Acts 2_1-4 [ppt 3MB] Click to download

Wednesday

Practice:

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and reading and spelling CVC words :- fox, tax, mix, vex, zip, zag

Teach:

Teach reading CCVC words by adding initial sounds to CVC words – t-rip, s-can, s-pin, s-top, l-and, s-ink

Sound out the last three sounds and then add the first sound. 

Practice:

Buried treasure. Give each chn two coins with CVCC words /nonsense words on them. Ask chn to sort their words into ‘chest’ or ‘bin’. Go though each with w/reading & checking words.

Apply:

Have children help puppet to read the sentences

It was dark when the lamp went out.  Sam cannot see now.

File icon: docx Weekly_phonics_activities [docx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf phase 4 tricky words [pdf 24KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tricky Words Word Mat Cursive [pdf 131KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf phase 3 tricky words [pdf 23KB] Click to download

St Mary of the Angels Art project

Prizes to be won! All children AND staff can enter.

What do I need to do? It’s time to get creative- use any material around you house to create a self-portrait!

What are the prizes?

For each class there will be two winners.

Each person will receive a £10 book voucher.

A certificate for every child who enters  

A prize for the best teacher entry

A prize for the best support staff entry

The closing date is the 22nd May so you have plenty of time to complete your work on art.

Read the document underneath for more information on how to enter.

Have fun!!

File icon: pdf Self portrait competition [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Tuesday, 6th May

Good morning,

Today we will continue with our VE Day activities.

Challenge One: Today we will be listening to songs sung during World War Two. How does the song make you feel? Do you think these songs would have helped the soldiers? Are they happy or sad songs?

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

 

Challenge Two: During the war there was not a lot of food. The government introduced rationing. This meant that you could only buy a small amount of food but it also meant that everyone would get food. Today we are going to ration your food at home. Each snack and meal will cost a certain amount of money e.g. breakfast 10p, banana 5p, crisps 10p… but you will only have £1 (100p) to spend all day. When you have used up all your money you will not be able to buy any more food.

The aim of this activity is for the children to understand rationing and recognise the value of different coins.

I've added a powerpoint for you to learn more about VE Day.

A note from Mrs Sodaro:

Buongiorno my bambinos. I think about you all and hope you are keeping safe. I am missing you all very much. I hope you are eating up all your lunch and doing great work at home. I can't wait to see you all again. Ciao.

Have a lovely day today.

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

File icon: ppt VE Day Anniversary [ppt 4MB] Click to download

Foundation

In the story you read yesterday “Germs are not for sharing,” did you like the idea of blowing a kiss to someone like the little girl did in the book to her friend? I’m sending you all a big kiss as well so try and catch it. PS don’t forget to wash your hands exactly how they showed you in the video and don’t forget those thumbs.

Today’s lesson is all about People who help us

In this lesson, we will listen to a story about real life superheroes (doctors)! We will then think about some more of the very special people in our communities who help us. At the end of the lesson, we will think about what our dream job is.

Click on the image to take you to the website.

English

Did you recognise the phonic sounds m.t.s.a,d and n yesterday? Did you recognise the new sound? Porridge is my favourite breakfast, did you make some for your teddy?

Today’s lesson is about Goldilocks and the Three Bears

In today’s lesson, we transport into the deep, dark woods to hear the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. At the end of the lesson, we consider what a cottage for three bears would need.

Click on the image to take you to the website.

Maths

Yesterday you thought about sharing equally between two groups. I'd love to see some photos of you doing some maths.

 

In today's lesson:

You will learn to share an even number of objects equally between two groups again. Zara will ask you to count out a number of objects and share them between yourself and your teddy or Reggie on screen.

Click on the image to take you to the website.

MindUp

Each week we are focusing on a different area to help bring mindful, positive and happy moments into your home. MindUP is designed to help children develop an understanding of their brain, emotions and actions. Doing MindUP activities and practices together will support wellbeing and help encourage a calmer, happier and more optimistic home.

 Don't forget to do 2-3 'brain breaks' each day too - it only takes 2 mins and gives your brain a well-needed rest! 

This week, click on the link below and experience some MindUp moments! 

File icon: pdf Mindful-moments- [pdf 94KB] Click to download

Monday 4th May

Good Morning to all my lovely children.

Yesterday was my mum's birthday. She was 71 years old! My mum loves to garden so we bought her flowers, soil, and garden lamps, she really loved it. Me and my sister started to paint our garden fence while she sat and ate a little bit of triffle (her favourite) and had a cup of tea. 

This week we will carrying on using the Oak academy website and be starting our phase 4 phonics, well done for working so hard to learn your phonemes, diagraphs and triagraphs.

VE Day

On Friday it is VE Day (Victory for Europe Day). We are celebrating this day because 75 years ago the Second World War came to an end. The war was a very sad time because different countries were fighting with each other. The men from this country went to war and fought. The women and children remained at home. This was a time of big change as previously many women had been house wives and were not allowed to do certain jobs. When the men left to fight, women had to complete these jobs. Even the Queen trained to be a mechanic. The cities became a very dangerous place and the children were evacuated to the countryside to keep them safe.

Today you could look at a map of the United Kingdom. Can you find England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales on the map? Create your own Union Jack to wave on Friday. 

Photographs of children's work:

We would firstly like to thank you all for your hard work in sending in all your lovely pictures. From now on we will be posting compilations of your pictures every Friday. Due to the GDPR regulations we can only accept named work pictures without individual photographs of your child. We always look forward to seeing pictures of your wonderful work.

Phone calls:

Sorry if I didn't catch you this week but not to worry I will be calling you all again for a chat. I honestly love talking to you all-it's the highlight of my week. Thank you to Shagaf for suggesting a Unicorn for my mum's birthday but I couldn't get one delivered in time. Miss McNab will be calling the class Q parents this week. Look out for a withheld number.

School Assembly:

Please join us again today at 10am for our video assembly available in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website. In this assembly we will reflect on how knowing Jesus can change our lives. This week is Vocation Sunday, and the Gospel is Jesus’ teaching about living ‘life to the full’. This assembly shares insights from people with various vocations to inspire children to feel fulfilled in what they do both now and in the future, as well as offering an opportunity to pray for priests and those in the religious life.

Key Scripture:
“I have come that you may have life, life to the full.” John 10: 1-10

 

One more thing....I haven't forgotten that on Friday it was Pajamarama day. Have a look at the video below. Can you spot my pink pajamas. I hope you enjoy :)

Have a lovely day.

Miss Keane and Miss Mc Nab

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Week 2 Oak Academy

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#subjects

English

Today's fun lesson will be focusing on positional language.

Positional language tells us where something or someone is.

I have attached some positional words that you might use during this lesson. 

Remember to include different positional language when making your map.

Have fun my little pirates.

Foundation

All about germs. Listen to the story and see if you can follow the instructions for washing your hands.

Maths

Today you will be learning some maths and listening to a brilliant book. I love the story of Handa's suprise. Can you remember what happens in the story? What was Handa's suprise at the end of the story?

Today we will be sharing equally.

What does equally mean? Everyone has to have the same amount.

Have a look at the activities you can do to practice sharing equally.

Phonics - Phase 4

This week we will be starting phase 4 phonics. 

Children will be learning techniques for sounding out CVCC and CCVC words.

What does the V stand for? Vowel

A vowel is the letters A, E, I, O, U

You can have the hard vowel sound (where you say the letter name) or the soft vowel sound (where you say the letter sound)

What does C stand for? Consonant

A consonant is all the other letters apart from the vowel.

b,c,d,f,g,h,j.k.l.m.n.p.q.r.s.t.v.w.x.y.z

An example of a CVCC word is s-a-n-d

An example of a CCVC word is t-r-i-p

When soundind out a CVCC word it is a good idea to sound out the first three sounds first e.g. For the word tent you would sound out ten and then add the t at the end ten-t.

For a CCVC word it sometime easier to sound out the last three words and then add the first sound. E.g. The word trip can be sounded out as t-rip.

 

I have attached worksheets for the weeks activities.

File icon: docx Weekly phonics activities [docx 1MB] Click to download

Monday

Review:

Read and spell the following words:

jog, jam, win, web, wax

Teach:

Teach reading CVCC words by extending CVC words –ten –tent; ben –bent; dam –damp; pan –pant

First sound out the three sounds e.g. t-e-n then blend them together ten then add the last sound ten-t - tent

Practice:

Play ‘Countdown’ . Use a sand timer or clock. Chn have one minute to read as many CVCC words on list as possible. Encourage children to sound out words. Repeat can they beat their score?

pink, must, help, point, chomp

Apply:

Have children help puppet to read the sentences

It can be fun to camp in a tent.

I like jam said the man.

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Tuesday

Practice:

Practise recognition & recall of Phase 2 & 3 graphemes and reading and spelling CVC words :- van, vet, jet, jack

Teach:

Teach spelling CVCC words by extending CVC words-  pin –pink; sin –sink;

Practice:

Play ‘Countdown’ again. Make a different list of CVCC words. Repeat can they beat their score?

milk, pond, hand

Apply:

Have children help puppet to write the sentence

 It is damp in the pink tent?

Friday,1st May

Happy Friday Reception! 

Today is special because Book Trust are doing a very exciting event for all of the family called, Pyjamarama! There's only a couple of things you need to do; visit this webpage and refresh it throughout the day  https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/pyjamarama-festival/ , check out the line up in the picture, wear your pyjamas and most importantly have FUN! You can pick and choose what activities you want to take part in. We're going to be checking out the event too in our pyjamas. One more thing we would LOVE from you are...photos. Please send in any photos of yourselves in pyjamas doing some of the activities from the day. Don't you worry we will be taking some too! 

Physical activity:

Today is Fancy Dress Friday on PE with Joe, Its always fun to dress up!  We are sure you have all done quite a few fun PE lessons with Joe Wicks by now.  Maybe you could create your own workout by putting together 10 of your own favourite exercises.  Maybe you could email us your fun workouts and we could post them on our page so that your friends could try them too.

Phonics:

Today’s sound is ‘air’ which is another triagraph like yesterday.  Watch Mr Thorne does phonics video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3rWZYN5jno

Can you draw 3 things that have the 'air' sound in it and also label them? Practice writing the ‘air’ sound by writing a sentence. A good sentence could be “I have a pair of smelly socks.”  

Maths:

Today’s lesson on Oak National Academy is “Solving a mathematical problem: an investigation at home” https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/solving-a-mathematical-problem-an-investigation-at-home-reception-wk1-5

Activity:  After watching our lesson on solving mathematical problems, let’s challenge ourselves today and see how many different ways we can make ten, Try using the same way Zara taught us in the video. We have attached a worksheet to guide you. Remember to use your ten counting objects to help you. 

English:

For your English lesson today you will be writing the last part of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ story https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/story-writing-part-2-reception-wk1-5  

Don’t forget your finger spaces and full stops at the end of your sentences.  We can’t wait to see your neatest handwriting.

Reading:

Today, we'd like you to go on a book scavenger hunt around your home. What books can you find? 

Once you've finished you can read your own chosen book. You can choose a book you have at home, an online book or one on Bug Club, or listen to an audio book on Audible.

Foundation:

Today’s video on Oak Academy is called ‘My face in nature’. We are going to have lots of fun today creating our own faces and then a friend’s face out of things that we find on our daily walks.  https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/my-face-in-nature-reception-wk1-5 

Before you can start this fun lesson you will need to go outside and collect some recourses.  You will need things like leaves, sticks, stones and any other interesting things that you can find that you think you could use to make your face. We can’t wait to see your amazing creations.

File icon: pdf Part-whole-number-bonds-to-10 [pdf 39KB] Click to download

Understanding The World

Let’s do some colour mixing.  Here’s an opportunity to play with beautiful, bright colours and mix them to create new colours. But we will need to do this activity over 2 days.

What we will need:

- Water,

- 9 containers – you could use paper cups,

- Red, blue and yellow food colouring or paint,

- 4 bowls,

- A freezer.

  • First put your 9 containers into a tray and fill them about half way with water.
  • Next you can add a few drops of red food colouring or paint into 3 of your containers, then do the same with the yellow and blue food colouring or paint.  These colours are called primary colours. You can then put these in the freezer and let them freeze overnight. 
  • Once your colours have frozen you can take them out of their containers and place them in your 4 bowls. 
  • Put red, yellow and blue in a bowl, then put red and blue in a different bowl, yellow and blue in another bowl and lastly red and yellow together in the last bowl. 
  • Now leave them melt and see what colours they make?  We can’t wait to see what happens to these colours. Label them and take pictures to send to us. 

First

Second

Third 

Finally 

Thursday, 30th April

Wow! Today is the last day of April. What month comes after April? Can you sing the months of the year song just like we have done at school?

I hope you have been enjoying doing 'The Three Little Pigs' lessons and got to draw out your story map. 

Has anyone done any of the science investigations? Was your prediction correct?

It's been great to hear from your mummies and daddies yesterday. I'll be calling some more parents today and tomorrow.

Phonics:

Today's sound is 'ear'.

This is three letters that make one sound - we call this a triagraph.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHe3Ripnt08

Here are some words that include the triagraph 'ear'

tear, fear, spear, gear

Today you can play the games on Bug Club or draw some pictures of words with the 'ear' sound in.

A good sentence to write today might be: We went near the park and the shops.

English:

Today you will start to write a part of the story. Make sure you listen to your lesson carefully so that you know what to do. Remember your capital letters, full stops and your finger spaces.

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/story-writing-part-1-reception-wk1-4

Maths:

Today's lesson is called 'One less than a given number.' 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/finding-one-less-than-a-given-number-reception-wk1-4

Have resources for your child to play with so they can show one more or one less. Maybe a teddy bear can eat one of the objects.

A good way to show one more and one less is on a ten frame. E.g. place 6 objects on the ten frame. What will be one more/fewer?

Optional: I have added a worksheet to practice one more and one less.

Foundation: 

Did you know that there is no one in the world with the same finger print as you? Not your mum or your dad or even your twin! Amazing! Today we will be thinking about the ways we are different and the ways we are the same. We don't all like the same things so today you will be doing some construction. WIll it look the same as your friends ones?

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/construction-reception-wk1-4

You are all amazing, all in different ways. Have a lovely day.

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Wednesday, 29th April

Physical activity

Why not start the day with some fresh air, and go outside with an adult, for a quick walk around the block. Maybe you could practice your skipping and hopping on one leg while you are outside. If you can’t go outside then let’s do PE with Joe, I love the new “spin the wheel” that he has got. I have also attached some fun fine motor skill activities that you can do at home. Maybe choose three or four activities to do today, depending on what you have at home.  

Phonics

Today’s sound is ‘ow’.  Watch Mr Thorne does phonics video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EznhbviF_2w

Can you draw 3 things that have the 'ow' sound in it and also label them. Practice writing the ‘ow’ sound by writing a sentence. A good sentence could be “The cow is eating grass.”  

Maths

Today’s lesson on Oak National Academy is “Finding one more than a given number” https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/finding-one-more-than-a-given-number-reception-wk1-3/  

Activity:  Complete the questions on the worksheet attached in your workbooks or practically, remember you don’t have to print the worksheet. We give you the worksheet as a rough guide, you can draw different objects in your books. Remember to use a ten frame and your ten counting objects like Zara uses in the video. We know you will all do fantastically at finding one more than a given number.  

English

For your English lesson today you will be creating your own story map for the story of  ‘The Three Little Pigs’ https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/story-map-reception-wk1-3 We can’t wait to see your story maps, maybe you could also add some actions in with your pictures so you remember the story better. 

Reading

Today we would like to read a book from Bug Club.

Once you have read through the book with your adult, choose a few sentences from the book.

Now try copy the words in the sentences in individual boxes. 

Once you have copied the words in your neatest handwriting, you can cut them out and muddle them up.

Finally, try use your phonics, to sound out the words, and place them in the correct order to make the sentences make sense. 

Foundation

Today’s video on Oak Academy is called ‘This is me’. I am sure you will all have lots of fun singing “head, shoulders, knees and toes” and also drawing and labelling beautiful pictures of yourselves. https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/this-is-me-reception-wk1-3

 

Wednesday Word 
The Primary School Wednesday Word is an outreach which shares Sunday's Gospel with all school families, in a unique way. However, while our school is closed, all printing is paused for the moment. Each Wednesday the Wednesday Word will be available for you to share together with your family and think about the messages in the liturgy. 
Please click below: 

File icon: pdf One-More-Counting workheet [pdf 480KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf fine-motor-skills-activity-cards [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Tuesday, 28th April

Good Morning,

I hope you enjoyed your first day using Oak Academy online. Even though I am not the teacher you see on the screen I still want you to know that your mummies and daddies will be letting me know how you are getting on. 

What subject did you like the best? Did you draw your house and label it? I bet you used your phonics to sound out your words.

I have a big dilema, Reception. It is my mum AND my sisters birthday next week. What should I get them? What type of cake should I bake them? I need some ideas!!

I will be calling parents on Wednesday and Thursday and I'd love to speak to you as well. 

Here are some activities that you can be doing today.

P.E:

If you want a change from Joe Wicks this morning why not try your very own obstacle course. It would be even better if you could incorporate a stop watch into the obstacle course and the use of the sequencing words: First, Secondly, Next, Then, After that, Finally, Lastly.

Phonics:

Today would be a good day to do a tricky word check. Can you read the tricky word? Can you spell the tricky word? Start with the phase 2 words and move onto phase 3. This will give you a good indication of what words you need to work on.

 

Maths:

I hope you enjoyed the video from yesterday. Todays lesson will be ‘Placing Number cards 1-10 in order.’

Go to the link: https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/placing-number-cards-in-order-1-10-reception-wk1-2/

For this lesson you will need objects for counting, a tens frame and numbers 1-10.

 

Activity: I have attached a worksheet that you can use that helps to practice – 1 less/fewer.

English:

You will need your notebook, pencil, colouring in pencils and teddy bear.

Today you will be writing a sentence about 'The Three Little Pigs' story.

 

Reading:

You can choose to read a story book that you have at home or a book from Bug Club.

Foundation:

This lesson is 'All about me'. 

You will need a mirror, notepad, colouring in pencils and some of your favourite things, this could be toys, clothes or a photograph.

I have added some crafts and science activities that you can choose to complete throughout the week. These are optional activities but I know that lots of you are having fun with these.

File icon: pdf one-more-or-one-less-number-shape-activity-sheets [pdf 169KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf One more one less [pdf 234KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Ordering numbers [pdf 313KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tricky Words Word Mat Cursive [pdf 131KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf phase 3 tricky words [pdf 23KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf phase 4 tricky words [pdf 24KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tricky word practice [pdf 7MB] Click to download
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Creative and science 

This week we will be thinking about what keeps us special. Why not make this mirror with tin foil?

A time capsule

I am going to create my own time capsule.

I have been writing a diary and taking some pictures of things I have been doing.

Why not start to plan your time capsule this week. 

Things you could include:

  • Photographs
  • A poem
  • Some writing
  • A page all about yourself, e.g. what height you are, what's your favourite tv show etc
  • A picture of your family

Monday, 27th April 

Good Morning Reception and welcome to a new week.

Today we will be moving to the Oak academy home learning, for some of our lessons. Reception will be using the maths, English and foundation section of the Oak Academy and today you will be listening to one of my favourite stories, do you recognise the story? Each day there will be a new activity for you to complete. Please complete week 1 first.

Please join us again today at 10am for our second video assembly available in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website. In this assembly we will reflect on how we meet with Jesus today at Mass, in both the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.?

P.E:

Remember to keep your body healthy. I know a lot of you have been enjoying Joe Wicks’ daily workouts but if you would like a change you could try Cosmic Yoga.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyj5LooYWyg

 

Phonics

Today would be a good day to do a little sound check. Have you remembered all the sounds that we have learnt so far?

 

Challenge 1: Use the phase 2 and 3 phonics mats - tick the sound if you sounded it out correctly

Challenge 2: Sound out the phase 2 and 3 words.

Challenge 3: Can you read the captions?

 

Maths:

We will be starting to use the Oak Academy website for maths. It includes a video and suggested activities.

We will be starting with ‘Counting actions and objects to 10.’

Go to the link https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/counting-actions-and-objects-up-to-10-reception-wk1-1/

Activity: Choose a number between 4-10. Think of all the ways that you could show that number. E.g. fingers, ten frame, dice, pictures or the part-part whole model. I have added an example underneath. You can do this activity into your workbooks or practically.

Engiish:

Log onto Oak Academy for the English lesson. You will recognise this story.

Foundation:

Todays video on Oak Academy is all about feeling bored. Sometimes we can feel bored being inside and not having our friends around us but finding fun things to do can help us when we start to feel a little bit bored.

File icon: pdf Phase 2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Phase 3 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Representing numbers [pdf 205KB] Click to download

Captain Tom

Tom was born in West Yorkshire and was a Captain in the British army during World War 2, serving in India and Burma. He was supposed to celebrate his 100th birthday with a party of 100 people, but this had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Instead he spent his time slowly completing 100 laps around his 25metre garden. Captain Tom wanted to show support for NHS workers as they help people in need. At first, Captain Tom wanted to raise £1000. However, people heard about what he was doing and started giving money. The money kept increasing. When it reached £2.5 million, Tom said “Never in my wildest imagination did I think this would be possible.” Captain Tom has now raised over a record breaking 30 million pounds for the NHS. This is a fantastic achievement for anybody, let alone a 99 year old war veteran. In light of Captain Tom’s fabulous work wouldn’t it be a lovely idea if we made a birthday card and sent it to him to celebrate his 100th birthday on the 30th April?

A beautiful picture for the NHS


Friday, 24th April

Good Morning to my school of fish,

 

Fun facts about the sea: 

  • Not all clown fish are orange
  • Clownfish normally lay their eggs around a full moon and it is the male that guards the eggs

This is what you can be getting up to today:

Phonics:

Todays sound is 'ar'. Watch Mr Thorne does phonics video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXkE8aWfg2E&t=1s

Draw 3 things that have the 'ar' sound in it and label it. Practice writing the er sound and write a sentence.

A good sentence could be: 'We can see a starfish on the sand.'

Top tip: When writing a sentence - 

Count the words on your fingers.

After writing a word say the sentence again outloud so you know what word comes next.

Remember not all of your words needs to be spelt correctly - use your phonics and give it your best go.

Maths

Today you can choose an activity you have done before or represent the number ten in different ways. I have added an example of what that would look like.

Challenge: can you find all the number bonds to 7? It would be great to use some objects for counting and a ten frame.

I will start you off:

7 = 0 + 7

7 = 1 + 6

Reading

Listen to the story of Mavis the magical Cat today. This is an audio book so you will have to listen very carefully. Is there any words that you don't understand? You can ask your adult what they mean and try to find a picture of them. Try to retell parts of the story.

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/mavis

RE

Today would be a good day to complete your RE work. Think carefully about what good news you have heard and who has told you. I have added what this work could look like underneath.

Your teachers,

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

Representing 10 in different ways.

The Good News. This is how you could set out the work in your notebook.

Sienna Blue has created her own colourful Rainbow fish by scrunching up tissue paper. This is a great activity for strengthening your fingers which helps you to have nice handwriting. Well done Sienna Blue, it's great to see some independent work, keep it up. Olivia your robot is amazing but best of all I can see some 2D shapes, what a great way to practive the name and properties of your shapes. Olivia has also made a fire truck with an extendable hose for putting out any fires. Can you spot where she has used a cylinder, cuboid and some 2D shapes? Olivia, your prayer was so beautifully written! Let's all ask our Father to give strength to all those that need it in this hard time. 

I love seeing how your writing has developed, your handwriting is fantastic. You should be very proud of your self.

Keep working hard Reception, you are all fin-tastic.

 

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to our wonderful boys!!! They turned 5 years old yesterday! Look at what fun they had. I hope you had a great day celebrating.

That cake looks delicious!

Thursday, 23rd April

Good Morning Reception ;)

I have really enjoyed talking to all the mummies and daddies. I'll be back in contact again next week. It's been great to get some feedback from parents so I will be restructuring the website. Each family is different so please remember to continue to do what works for you.

Fun facts about the sea: 

There is more water than land in the world. Do you think there are more fish than people? 

The deeper you go down into the sea the colder it gets. Brrrr it's very chilly at the bottom of the sea.

This is what you can be getting up to today:

Phonics:

Todays sound is 'er'. Watch Mr Thorne does phonics video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaxZN4BZjgc

Draw 3 things that have the 'er' sound in it and label it. Practice writing the er sound and write a sentence. A good sentence could be 'The mixer is on.'

Maths

Today you will be watching Number blocks Number 9. 

Reading

Today you can listen to the story 'A Hole in the bottom of the Sea.'https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/A-hole-in-the-bottom-of-the-sea/ Have you ever heard of a squid or an eel before?

I wonder what they look like. Can you describe them? Have you noticed that the story repeats itself? Can you name the sea creatures in the right order? 

Understanding of the world

Today would be a great day to do the Science investigation. What do you think will happen to the egg when you start to add salt to the cup? Did you know that there is salt in the world's water. There is a place called the Dead Sea in Egypt that you can actually float.

 

Have a turtly awesome day.

Your teachers,

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

Phonics

I know that not all parents have access to printers so here is a phonics worksheet that I made myself. This is very similar to what we do at school.

1. Draw 3 things that have the phoneme or diagraph in.

2. Label the pictures.

3. Using a highlighter or pencil write the sound they are learning and get them to copy over it.

4. Write 2 lines of the sound in cursive writing.

5. Write a sentence.

This should only take 15 minutes.

Practicing counting and number formation

Rainbow writing - tricky words

This is another 5 minute task that can be done independently. You can make this part of their daily routine.

Thursday - Maths

Watch Numberblocks S2 E5 (Number Ten). Encourage discussion afterwards.

What did you notice? What is special about Ten? What do you have 10 of? e.g. Fingers/toes.

 

Ask chn to look at their hands and to count their fingers. How do you do this? e.g. Start with fingers down and hold them up; start with fingers up and hold them down. Which is easier? Practise using fingers to count forwards and backwards, 1-10 and 10-0.

 

Ask chn to ‘throw’ you 10 without counting (opening both hands quickly).

 

Using numeral cards (6-10), show chn a number and ask them to show you that many fingers as quickly as possible. Encourage chn not to count the 5 as we already know there are 5 on one hand – Put 5 in your head and count on. Repeat for other numbers.

Numberblocks 10

Science

This science investigation is a great way to discuss that the Ocean and Sea have salt in them. 

Predict what might happen to the egg as you add more salt.

Wednesday, 22nd April

Good Morning to all Earth dwellers,

Today is Earth day. What's that? I hear you call. Today we think about our Earth and how to keep it healthy.

If we keep the Earth healthy it will grow plants, trees, animals will live a happy life and all the creatures in the sea can swim around.

Sadly, sometimes our Earth gets sick because our rubbish ends up in our seas, oceans and rivers. The poor fish don't like this! 

Here are some top tips from us on how to help keep the planet healthy:

1. When you brush your teeth turn off the tap - this will save water from being wasted. Today you can go around the house and make sure that all the taps are not leaking.

2. Remind your adults to bring bags for life (these are the thick bags) to the shops so that you don't have to get new ones. This will stop more plastic bags ending up in the waters of the world.

3. Try to reuse your 'rubbish'. We call this recycling. Sometimes we can use old things and make them into something new. I have seen that you have used old boxes and yoghurt pots to make robots and space ships.

Together we can help to keep our wonderful planet healthy.

Have a lovely day our Eco Warriors.

Miss Keane and Miss McNab

Hello Reception,

I just wanted to pop in and introduce myself to you all, I am Miss McNab. Some of you may already know me as I have been teaching in Class G since September. I am taking over from Miss Boxsell as Class Q's teacher,  and I am so excited! I wish we were at school so I could see all your smiley faces, but I have loved seeing pictures of all the hard work that you have been doing at home! keep up the good work, I am so proud!  If you have any questions or want to send more pictures of your beautiful work and fun things that you have been doing at home please email office@stmaryangels.co.uk

A Whale's Tale 

Today is an extra special World Earth day because it is it's 50th anniversary! We are learning about under the sea at the moment, so we found this awesome story for us to watch together about a whale.  We need to protect our beautuful ocean by throwing our rubbish in the dustbin.  Click here A Whale's Tale to watch the story.  

 

 

We give these home learners the seal of aproval.

Home Learning 20th - 26th April

Our new topic this term is 'Under The Sea'. We want children to be able to name some animals and plants found in the sea.

The Rainbow Fish

Come outside - Fish

Music

The clapping for the NHS workers gave me an idea for a music activity this week. Why not find everyday objects in your home that could be used to make a sound? Sausepans, graters and wooden spoons to name a few.

With some lentals, a plastic bottle you can make a shaker. Can you make it sound like the waves crashing against the shore?

Let the music BEGIN!!

Parents, cover your ears. :)

Arts and crafts with paper cups and plates.

Phonics, handwriting and tricky word practice

This weeks phonic sounds are:

ou- cloud, sound, found, pound

oi - coin, point, soil

The ou and oi diagraph can normally be found in the middle of words.

ue - fuel, statue, value, rescue

er - letter, winter, rubber, verb

The er diagraph can normally be found at the end of a word.

ar - jar, dark, park, star

The ar diagraph can normally be found in the middle of a word.

External Link Icon Mr Thorne ou
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Jolly Phonics song

Tricky words song

Cursive writing practice

If you have magnetic letters you can get children to create words that include the sounds they are learning this week. This is a great independent activity. 

Create 3 squares with one of the sounds in e.g.

 

          

 

oi

          

 

 

 

We use cursive writing at school. Some of the letters can be diffiucult. 

At school we write the letter or word and get children to write over it.

Then we get them to copy underneath and copy a few times.

This could be a way to practice handwriting and key words.

Sentences

Build a sentence: 

You will need:

  • Words on seperate pieces of paper
  • Put the full stop on a seperate paper too

An example of a sentence could be:

I said the butter is yellow.

This sentence includes some tricky words and also a word that includes the phonic diagraph they are learning this week.

You could get them to write the sentence into their book as well.

Encourage them to include the capital letter and full stop.

 

 

Religion

Good News

The Good News is that Jesus has risen! Everyone gets good news in their lives. In your books draw a picture of some Good News that you have got. Write a sentence to say what the good news was.

My recent good news is that my cousin had a healthy and beautiful baby girl. Her name is Olivia. 

Bug Club

Well done to Miriam, Weronika, Sofia, Kitty, Harley, Emilia, Poppy, Enzo and Lucas! I can see you have been reading your books and doing your phonics activities! GREAT JOB!! 

I'm going to give you some new books and activitires to enjoy this week. 

English

Mavis The Magical Cat

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this story! It has some amazing words for you to learn and the activities are so fun.

These activities are to be done over three/four weeks so don't rush through them all.

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Maths

Monday

Watch Numberblocks S2 E4 (Number Nine). Encourage discussion afterwards.

What did you notice? What did you see? What was it about?

Give your child cubes and ask them to build Numberblock 4 (green cubes - these can be made out of paper coloured green if you don't have green cubes) and Numberblock 9 (grey cubes). Get your child to make the numberblocks in different ways.

Model arranging them into square shapes.

What is the same about these Numberblocks? They both have 4 corners and 4 sides. They are both as tall as they are wide. They are both squares!

What is different?

Can you make any other Numberblocks into a square shape? Can you make any other shapes and describe them ?

Numberblocks 9

Tuesday

Provide a selection of dominoes (these can be drawn on paper if you don't have any at home). Can chn find any with 9 pips?

Find different combinations together, counting the pips each time and drawing chn’s attention to the different ways 9 can be partitioned.

 

Give each child 10 frame templates on paper ( you can draw these) and provide colouring pencils. Chn must choose a 9 domino, count the pips to check, and then colour in the squares on their 10 frame in two different colours – one colour for one side of the domino, and another colour for the other side. How many different combinations of 9 can they find?

 

 

 

 

Extension: Can chn colour in 9 squares on their 10 frame without counting?

Wednesday

Either in the garden or outside, draw a ‘starting line’ on the ground with chalk. Ask the chn to take:

  • 9 giant steps
  • 9 tiny steps
  • 9 jumps

Who can travel the furthest in 9 giant steps?

Who can travel the shortest distance with 9 tiny steps?

 

Ask chn to find 9 of the same items, e.g. sticks/stones/bricks etc. Using the starting line you chalked on the ground, can they line their 9 items up?

 

Which line is the longest?

Which is the shortest?

Can you make your line longer/shorter by spacing the objects differently?

 

Encourage chn to compare the different sets. What is the same? What is different?

Support them to notice that the lines all look different in length, but they each have 9 items.

Friday

Choose your favourite activity from the week. Allow your child to do it independently. You can also revisit 3D shape activities. 

Easter Sunday

Good Morning Nursery and Reception

 

Miss Keane, Mrs Moruzzi and Miss Boxsell would like to wish you and your families a very safe and Happy Easter.  We hope you have enjoyed some of the activities we have posted, keep sending in your pictures we would love to hear from you. 

As the Queen said, in her message to us all “We should take comfort that while we may have more to endure, better days will return; and we will be with our friends again and we will be with our families again.” We very much look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Your teacher,

Miss Keane

What has Miss Keane been doing?

This week I had a bit of a baking disaster! I forgot to add the baking powder to my cake so it sank in the middle! Oh well, mistakes happen!

I tried again and made a spongue cake instead, it came out much better. What do you think?

My knitting is getting better! I've tried out some different patterns. I've not decided what to make yet. What do you think I should make class R?

Lastly, I have started to teach some of my friends how to Irish dance. I used to do Irish dancing lessons when I was younger. Can you spot the picture of me in my Irish dancing dress?

 

I'd love to hear what you have been getting up to. I miss you all alot. Make sure you are being good for your adults and trying your best with your home learning.

BusyThings

Our Children love BusyThings. It has great educational games that help with all areas of learning.

I have added step by step instructions on how to access BusyThings.

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Easter Holiday Project

6th - 19th April

Dear Nursery and Reception,

During the Easter holidays we would like you do a project around “People who help us.”  We would like you to think about someone you admire or would like to be, for example a Police person a Fire person, A Nurse, a Vet or a Doctor.

We would like you to have fun with this and we look forward to seeing everyone’s projects.

Below are some examples of what you could do.

Over the Easter I won't be able to see any emails but please keep sending them so I can see them after the Easter break.

Have a happy Easter. 

I will be in touch again on Easter Sunday.

Learn your address and practise what you would say if you were ever in an emergency and had to call 999.

Create your own emergency vehicle. Think about its features - sirens, hosepipes and ladders, bright colours. You could make the vehicle out of old boxes, bottle top lids and carboard tubes.

Create a thank you card to send to someone who has helped you. You could draw, paint or use collage to make a picture. Remember to use your best writing inside to say 'thank you' and to write your name.

Draw a picture of a person who has helped you in the last few weeks. Write some short sentences to describe what they did.

2D shapes

You can practice your 2D shapes to create a fire truck, helmet or uniform.

Make your own 'People Who Help Us' costume. Borrow an adult's hat to be a helemt or a shirt to be a doctor's coat. Pretend you are the person who is helping. What would you do? What would you say?

Initial sounds

Can you make a picture and also include the initial sound?

Helping hands

Why don't you use your hand to create a picture of people that help us and lends us a hand.

Pippin - Bin men - Rubbish

Easter Nests

You can make some Easter nests. They are really fun and easy to make. You can discuss changing state - solid to liquid as the chocolate melts as well as counting how many cupcakes you will need. You can do some division - we have 10 eggs and 2 cupcakes how many eggs will go in each nest? Click on the photographs to take you to the recipe.

Easter prayer

This is an important time in our Christian life. I have attached a template to create a prayer. I would like you to write out your prayer and decorate it.

Easter Egg hunt

The Easter story

File icon: ppt The_Easter_Story 2 [ppt 317KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt The Story of Easter - Sequencing [ppt 191KB] Click to download

Phonics

Over the Easter break I would like you to revisit a sound a day.

I have added 4 books for you to read over the Easter break and some phonics activities on Bug Club.

External Link Icon Mr Thorne ai
External Link Icon Mr Thorne igh
External Link Icon Mr Thorne ee
External Link Icon Mr Thorne oa
External Link Icon Mr Thorne oo
External Link Icon Mr Thorne ar
External Link Icon Mr Thorne or
External Link Icon Mr Thorne ur

Here are some phonics activities

File icon: ppt T-L-4801-Phase-3-Quick-Activities-PowerPoint_ver_2 [ppt 8MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx t-l-9156-phase-3-quick-read-powerpoint-_ver_1 [pptx 6MB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Powerpoint [ppt 10MB] Click to download

This week I have been in school. I loved seeing all your faces on your pegs and the emails I have received has put big smiles on my face. 

I have even been learning new skills. One of which is sewing. Here is the patch work quilt that me and some pupils have made this week. We made it for the key worker. Can you quess who each one is for? 

 

Friday, 3rd April

Fantastic Florence! I loved reading your email and thank you so much for your lovely video!

I hear that you are doing some maths with your grandpa, how wonderful (you know how much I love maths)!

You sound like you are doing your very best. Well done for reading every day, reading helps us to practice our phonics.

 

Look at all of Florence's maths work! 1 more, 1 less, adding and even learning your 2 x tables! 

Florence has been practicing her capital letters and cursive writing! Good job Florence!

Hello to wonderful Weronika!

What fantastic work you have been doing! I am so impressed with your beautiful handwriting and fantastic 2D shape art work.

You are doing a great job!!

Fantastic shape picture.

Can you see what different shapes Weronika 

has used? 

Excellent! I can see that you are sounding out your

words and using beautiful handwriting. Keep it up Weronika.

ADDING! WOW Weronika! I love that you have used pictures to help you write your

addition sentences!

Friday, 3rd April

Happy Friday.

Well done for completing your home learning this week. Remember that practice makes perfect!

What has been your favourite activity this week? I have been doing lots of exercises this week and now I have very achy muscles.

This Sunday, 5th April 2020, is an important date in the Christian Easter calendar. Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. We remember when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey to the shouts of Hosanna. The people were so excited to see Jesus that they threw down palm leaves for his donkey to walk over. 

I have added some fun palm leave activities that you could do.

I will be putting an Easter project for you to do shortly so keep checking back to our class page.

I wsh you and your family a Happy Easter. I will be back in touch on Easter Sunday.

Your ever proud teacher,

Miss Keane

 

 

I've just received a lovely message from Albie and his family! I am amazed at how much he has been doing at home! Here is his message...

Albie would love to show you what he’s been up to!! He re-created Ms Sodaro’s counting machine and he’s been having lots of fun adding and subtracting with it!! We also made metal Mike (although Mummy had no idea what he looked like!). 

Albies been very keen to do lots of maths work and has been working on phonics too. Albie and his family were very excited to put up the phonics posters on their kitchen wall (or as Albie calls it “home classroom”). 

He is having lots of fun with crafts and cardboard boxes and has been making lots of things, including a house, a bat and dinosaurs out of lolly sticks! 

Albie has been in regular contact with his friends, usually in the form of video messages ??

Here’s some pictures....

 

Miss Keane's top tips for parents

Writing

These are sentence cards with pictures in the place of words so children can work out how to write the full sentence. 

You can make your own sentence cards at home. 

Top Tips:

  • When writing up your sentence cards try to use cursive writing so that children have a model of good handwriting
  • Try to use words that they can use their phonics to sound out e.g. chick
  • After writing a word in the sentence get your child to re-read their sentence to see what word comes next 
  • Point out that the sentence starts with a capital letter
  • The sentence is finished so we need a full stop

I hope these tips help you at home. 

Most importantly- every child learns at their own pace so really praise the effort they are making. 

'I love how hard working you are.'

'You really tried your very best, I'm proud of you.'

Thursday, 2nd April

Good Morning Class R,

 

Yesterday I received my first email from Emilia! Emilia, I am so proud of you for reading your books on Bug Club and I miss you

too!

It really made my day to see Emilia doing her home learning so please send me more photos of your phonics, writing,

maths or any home learning you are doing. Send your email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk

 

Make sure you are keeping healthy and active. I’ve been doing some yoga and Zumba and trying to eat a different fruit each day.

 

Why not try to jazz up your lunches today by creating some food art?

 

You could challenge yourself to try something you’ve never tasted before.

 

Keep healthy,

 

Miss Keane

Bug Club

Well done to Kitty, Toni, Sofia, Harley, Poppy and Enzo! I can see that you have been reading your books on Bug Club.

Remember to reread your books again and check out the Audible website for some free audio books!

I've just listened to The Lion and the Mouse, his loud snore made me laugh! 

Wednesday, 1st April

 

Today is April Fools day.

 

Q: Why did Peter Pan always fly and never stop?

A: Because he could Never ever Land.

 

I hope you are enjoying the activities. I would love to see what you are up to. 
Please send some of your work to this email address so 
I can enjoy all your work reception@stmaryangels.co.uk.

 

Maybe today you could make a magic trick to fool someone in your home.

 

Have a lovely day,

 

Miss Keane

Miss Keane's home learning

Knitting attempt 1

It didn't go so well! Oooops

Knitting attemp 2

...so I started again.

Scones

I baked some scones. They tasted yummy! 

I made a pie and cheesecake

Baking and cooking is great for maths, give it a try.

Tuesday, 31st March

 

Hello Class R and Parents,

 

I'm so glad that some of you have found our class page. There is plenty to keep you busy and to continue your learning. 

 

Now you have your Bug `Club login, hooray! I have allocated you 3 books this week, (just like the ones you get at school).

 

You'll also have some phonics activities to help you practice the diagraphs you are revising this week. 

 

One, two, three, four, five once I caught a fish alive…

 

Ten green bottles hanging on the wall.

 

You know how much I love maths and I love singing some maths songs, maybe you could sing some today too.

 

Have a great day learning all about 3D shapes.

 

 

Take care,

 

Miss Keane

Monday, 30th March

 

What a delightful, dazzling day it is today.

 

I’m having fun thinking of some alliteration:

 

Energetic Elnathan

Terrific Toni

Playful Poppy

Joyful Jayden

Happy Harley

Bright Bella Mae

Amazing Albie

Excited Enzo

Lovely Lucas

Kind Kitty

Nice Natan

Polite Patrick

Smart Sofia

Marvelous Miriam

Outstanding Olivier

Vibrant Weronika

Fantastic Florence

Extraordinary Emilia

 

Can you think of some alliteration for people in your family or objects around you?

E.g. bouncy bed, massive mat, red rose.

 

 

This week I want you to start the activities for the week beginning 30th March and you can start to

follow the timetable I have added.

 

I hope you have a marvelous Monday,

 

Miss Keane

Resources For All Learners

Dear Parents/Carers,

The staff at SMA have been working together to come up with a list of online learning tools, and websites with fun and engaging, educational content. Please take some time to look at the document below. We have included a brief description of each website, as well as the age range we believe it is best suited to. 

Thank you for your continued support, care and love for the school, staff, children and community.

Happy learning! 

SMA Staff. 

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Activities for 30th March - 3rd April

Maths 3D shapes

This week you will be learning the names and properties of 3D shapes.

Play lots of fun games. I have included some videos for your parents to 

give them some ideas of how to teach 3D shapes at home.

File icon: ppt Shape Powerpoint [ppt 4MB] Click to download

3D model

Using spaghetti/straws, marshmellows/playdough you can make some 3D shapes.

3D shape hunt

3D shapes can be found EVERYWHERE!

Hunt around your home and see if you 

can find some 3D shapes. E.g. 

cone - birthday hat

Sphere - tennis ball

Cube - dice

Cuboid - cereal packet

Cyclinder - baked bean can

3D model

Can you use some 3D shapes to make 

a robot, space ship or boat.

Guess my shape

This game is great for naming the properties of a 3D shape.

Place all the shapes infront of you. Your partner needs to describe the

properties of the shape. 

E.g. It has one curved face and 2 circle faces.

It has 2 edges and not vertices. 

What is my shape?

A cylinder!

2D shape patterns

Try this game on topmarks.

Press the image to bring you to the 

website.

Sorting 2D and 3D shapes

Why not try these fun activities with 3D shapes?

Phonics

This week I want you to recap the diagraph (two letters that make one sound):

qu

ch

sh

th

 

Tricky Words

File icon: pdf Tricky_Words_Word_Mat_Cursive [pdf 131KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Phase_3_tricky_words [pdf 23KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Phase_4_tricky_words [pdf 24KB] Click to download

Rainbow writing

Choose 4 tricky words to learn a week.

Write them down and copy over them in

diifferent colours. Make it look like a 

rainbow.

Sound Hunt

Choose a sound a day. Go around your house and

try to find an object that contains this sound.

Remember that it doesn't have to start with this 

sound, e.g. sh- fish.

Phonics Play

The Phonics play website is now free. It has some

really great online games for helping to learn new

sounds.

English - The Little Red Hen

This week we will be doing some writing based on The Little Red Hen.

Follow the activities I have added.

 

Act out the story

Act out the story each day. Try to learn it with the actions.

Story Map

In class we always draw out the story and use it to help us remember it.

Why not draw out a story map with an adult. Then you can have a go at

doing one by yourself.

Writing - sentences

You could draw the animals in the story and label them.

or

You can write the speach for some of the animals.

Not I! Said the pig

or

If you want to challenge yourself you could write what The Little Red Hen said

Who will help me plant this grain? asked the Little Red Hen

 

Bug Club

I have allocated you 3 books a week (just like the ones that you get at school).

You also have some phonics activites to complete to help you practice the sounds of the week.

Reading suggestions

File icon: ppt Jack_and_the_Beanstalk [ppt 7MB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Brown_Bear__Brown_Bear [ppt 9MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Funnybones-Story [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Gingerbread_Man_Story_Book (1) [pptx 5MB] Click to download

Some fun activities for you to try at home.