Reception

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    Welcome to our class page! We hope you enjoy reading about our wonderful learning, exciting activities and amazing achievements. Please keep visiting weekly to find out important information and the latest news!

    In Reception we offer a wide range of exciting learning opportunities based on the interests of the children.  Every child’s individual achievements are celebrated through the opportunity to display creations on their working wall.  We provide weekly stay and play sessions on a Friday morning to share our love of learning with our families.

    We very much value the support we receive from all our parents and hope you enjoy visiting our class page.

    Minibeasts

    Our new theme for this half term in Reception is Minibeasts. We will be reading a range of minibeast stories and creating our own versions in Talk for Writing. Last half term we were focussing on reading and writing using our phonic knowledge and this will be developed this half term.

    In Maths, we will be continuing our work on number recognition and counting reliably to 20 and beyond. The children will be developing their addition and subtraction skills using practical objects to help them.

    We will also be concentrating on our indoor P.E. sessions this half term and continuing developing our physical skills in the outdoor area.

    STAR OF THE WEEK

    Coming soon!

    THIS WEEK’S SHOW STOPPER

    Revisit our page to see the showstoppers throughout the term.

     

     

     

    HOMEWORK

    Play dough recipe

    Play dough recipe

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup of plan flour
    • 1/2 cup of salt
    • 1 tsp of cream of tartar
    • 1 tsp oil
    • a splash of food colouring if you have it
    • 2 cups freshly boiled hot water

    Method:

    1. Mix all the ingredients together, dont worry if initially it looks sticky, keep going!
    2. When the ingredients have all come together, take out of the bowl and knead. Be careful though it will still be hot!
    3. Enjoy your play dough! Keep in a plastic container with a lid, to keep it fresh.

    Click here for School Closure Home Learning - Week 1

    Click here for School Closure Home Learning - Week 1

    Here are this week’s tasks. If you have any questions, please message me on the Class R email.
    Mrs Shenton

    MATHS
    Click here to view some ideas for Maths Tasks to do at home.

    Have a go at playing some Maths games on TopMarks:

    • Teddy Numbers Game – Click here. Reading numbers and counting out amount sup to 15.
    • Toy Shop Money Game – Click here. Work on the ‘One Coin’ level, using 1p coins up to the value of 10p.
    • Ladybird Spots Game – Click here. Any of the tasks on this game should be accessible to Reception aged children. Includes Counting, Matching numbers to amounts, and Ordering numbers smallest to largest.
    • Shape Patterns Game – Click here. Work your way through the Levels, selecting the correct train carriage to complete the shape pattern!

    Here are some Maths worksheets for you to complete with your child:

    PHONICS

    • Click here for the Read Write Inc. sound mats to help with your child’s reading and writing.
    • Click here to watch a Pronunciation Guide video for Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 phonics sounds.
    • PhonicsPlay.co.uk – Lots of fun phonics games for your child to work on: Phases 2, 3 and 4. (PhonicsPlay are providing a free full-access login for parents during school closures. Username: march20   Password: home)
    • Oxford Owl for Home – Lots of English and Reading resources, including phonetically decodable e-books.

    Here are some print-at home Phonics tasks to complete with your child:

    • Phase 3 Yes/No Questions – Print and cut out the question cards, get your child to read each question and sort into 2 groups: ‘Questions we can answer with Yes’ and ‘Questions we can answer with No’ .
    • Phase 3 Picture and Caption Matching – Print and cut out the pictures and the captions. Mix them up. Ask your child to read the captions and match to the correct picture.

    Click here for School Closure Home Learning - Week 2

    Click here for School Closure Home Learning - Week 2

    Week 2 Reception Home Learning activities

    Phonic and reading activities
    Click here for lots of free fun phonic games (focus only on phase 3 and phase 4 games).
    Read Write Inc sounds (please focus on set 2 and set 3 sounds). These can also be found in your homework book.
    Mr Puddick’s story time (a range of familiar stories read by Mr Puddick).
    Bug club reading (login and password details are in the front of your home learning book).

    Literacy activities
    In your home learning book write about what you did over the weekend.
    ● Don’t forget to use a capital letter at the start of your work, finger spaces in between your words and a full stop at the end of sentences.

    Following on from our minibeast topic, listen to The bad tempered ladybird story and in your home learning book:
    ● Draw your own bad tempered creature and write about your creature.
    ● What is your creature called? What does your creature look like? What does your creature like doing?

    Maths activities
    Practice writing your numbers in your home learning book Click here to see the number rhymes

    Why not have a go at singing some number songs Let’s count to 20 Counting to 30

    Play ‘10’ with another person. You can say 1, 2 or 3 numbers at a time (but no more than 3 numbers) and whoever says 10 is out. You could change the game from 10 to 20

    Subtraction game (Numbers to 10).
    ● You will need some objects to help you work out the answers Click here for the game
    Subtraction game (Numbers to 20).
    ● You will need some objects to help you work out the answers Click here for the game
    Now, have a go at writing your own subtraction number sentences in your home learning book.
    Don’t forget you need to put the biggest number first.

    Other activities
    Make a split pin minibeast. Click here for the templates
    Go on a bug hunt in the garden (with a grown-up) Minibeast spotting printable
    Can you order the ladybird lifecycle pictures? Click here for the printable lifecycle pictures

    Challenge
    How many times can you hit a ball with a bat? My top score is 12…can you beat Mrs Shenton?

    Please keep checking our class page for any updates and new activity ideas.

    If you have any questions or queries about anything, then please contact me on our class email classr@thorngrove.stockport.sch.uk

    We hope you enjoy the activities set for this week and feel free to send any photos of your completed activities to our class email.

    Mrs Shenton and Miss Bradbury.

    Here are some Easter Activities, have fun!

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    cut and stick chick

    trace shapes

     

    Homework is usually sent home on a Friday to be returned on the following Monday.

    Useful links to access during school closures:

    • Topmarks.co.uk – A range of interactive, tablet-friendly games, mostly for maths.
    • PhonicsPlay.co.uk – Lots of fun phonics games for your child to work on: Phases 2, 3 and 4. (PhonicsPlay are providing a free full-access login for parents during school closures. Username: march20   Password: home)
    • Oxford Owl for Home – Lots of English and Reading resources, including phonetically decodable e-books.
    • Cosmic Kids Yoga – a YouTube channel full of child-friendly story based yoga and movement videos, ranging from 10 – 45 minutes long.
    • Joe Wicks – The Body Coach. LIVE from his YouTube channel, Joe Wicks will be delivering a 30-minute “P.E. Lesson” to children across the nation during school closures. 9am Monday-Friday.
    • 25 Non-screen activities you can do at home” from Pobble.
    • A Social Story all about Coronavirus to help children understand and come to terms with possible changes around them.

    Every week your child will be given a reading scheme book to read at home. On a Friday morning during stay and play we invite parents to have the opportunity to choose a high interest reading book with their child to read at home. Please can you read this book with your child and promote their love of stories.  Whilst reading, try to ask your child questions linked to their understanding of the text, identify any familiar words they already know and share their likes and dislikes about the book.

     

    Links to online learning platforms:

    Activelearn Bug Club

    Newsletters

    Newsletters are sent weekly in your child’s homework book.

    Homework

    Homework is sent weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Monday.

    Reception key words

     

    UPDATES FOR PARENTS

    Revisit the page to find out more through the year.

    Thorn Grove Primary School
    Woodstock Avenue
    Cheadle Hulme
    SK8 7LD