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Reception Timetable suggestion

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics/ Grammar

Blending Bingo

 

Play bingo using the spelling patterns as listed in Letters & Sounds: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/bingoOriginal/index.html

 

Instructions:

  • Choose the letter sounds you want to practice
  • Open the file attached below to get a bingo card. TAKE CARE TO PRINT JUST ONE PAGE! Otherwise you'll get every game's bingo cards.
  • Cut up and hand out your bingo cards (or copy the words to make your own bingo card).
  • Select the game you want to play and pull the handle.

Have fun!

 

Reading and writing

Dolphin Boy

 

Ask your child to recall the story so far. Listen up to the same point of the story as yesterday if a reminder is needed.

 

Ask this question: Why was Jim ‘filled with sudden sadness’? What do you think it means? Point out that there is no single answer - they have to guess/be detectives/ surmise (conclude that something is the case on the basis of only limited evidence or intuitive feeling).

 

Talking Task

Look at the picture of Jim standing on the pier (attached). Why do you think he was ‘filled with sudden sadness’? What do you think will happen next?

 

Picture task

Draw a picture of what you think will happen next in the story. I'll read the rest of the story when we're back in school!

 

 

 

Numberblocks Addition

 

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-adding-up-quiz?collection=numbers-and-letters to play Numberblocks Addition.

 

There are lots of activities here – let me know what you liked exploring!

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

All about Dolphins

 

Your task today is to find out all about dolphins.  What do you already know about dolphins? What would you like to find out? Where could you find information?

 

Draw some labelled pictures to show what you found out.

 

Note to parents

Support your child to use the internet to safely search for information about dolphins. These websites will help get you started:

 

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

Monday 1st June 2020

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Practice your sounds!

 

Play Phonics Pop on ICT games: https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html (Choose from Sets 1-7 and ch, sh, the, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er)

or

Grab a Giggling Grapheme: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/grab-a-giggling-grapheme

Reading and writing

Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman

 

Look at the front cover of Dolphin Boy (attached). The pictures already start to give us clues about the story and might make us ask questions and want to read it.  Who do you think the boy is? Why is the dolphin on the beach?

 

Now listen to the story being read (Note – only up to where the dolphin is saved and Jim is on the pier calling ‘Come back Smiler’) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdXOo3vy3Gw

 

Think about what has happened in the story so far. What questions do you have about the story so far?

 

Note: encourage your child to ask questions about the story (eg characters and setting) or about something they want to find out. They can suggest answers, but we will have to wait to find out!

 

 Maths

Ordering Numbers

 

Practice ordering numbers by playing Bud’s Number Game: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zd4b382

 

The game gets progressively more challenging - work to the level your child is happy with.

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

On-line Safety

 

On-line safety session attached.

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Friday 22nd May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

 

Tricky Words

More practice of those tricky words today!

 

Choose from the following activities:

(If you choose all Phase 2, it gives you high frequency words which are decodable as well as the tricky words). Extend with Phase 3 words.

  • Hide the words around the house/ garden for your child to find and read (either create your own or use the Scavenger Hunt activity attached)
  • Play matching pairs with the words
  • Play a game of Bingo
  • Word Search
  • Complete an activity from the phonics workbook

 

 

Reading and writing time

What’s your favourite pirate story?

 

Tell someone what you thought of one of the books you read or listened to yesterday by writing a book review.

 

There is a template attached below or you can create your own.

 

Online Read-alouds

 

Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8_Y1bEzA8

The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LSJWKHoXDw

Captain Flynn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by  Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wdjyuKxmXc

The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rJ6PBPa45M

Captain Pike Looks After The Baby by Marjorie Newman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY2pId55GLw&t=81s

Pirates in the Supermarket by Timothy Knapman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv1IiEItIs4

‘The Night Pirates’, written by Peter Harris and illustrated by Deborah Allwright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKdccdXDvo

 

 

 

 

Maths

Time - language

 

This activity supports your child’s understanding of everyday language linked to time. It focuses on daytime language. Encourage your child to cut out the labels. Discuss what time of day each image represents and ask them to match the image to the correct label. During the day, reinforce use of this language to talk about time.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Oceans and Seas

Join Barnaby Bear as he visits an aquarium: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7q6sbk

 

Do all the creatures move on the same kind of way? Are they fast? Slow? Try to move like the different creatures you saw at the aquarium.

 

Did you see a creature you would like to add to your Ocean in an Egg Box? Go ahead!

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Thursday 21st May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Blending for reading

Activity attached

 

The words for children to read are ‘shower’, ‘turnip’, ‘toilet’, ‘dinner’ and ‘fork’. Encourage children to read the words by saying each sound aloud and blending the sounds together. Once children have read each word, look at the pictures together and ask them to describe what they can see. They should then draw a line from each word to the corresponding image.

 

Reading and writing time

What’s your favourite pirate story?

 

For today and tomorrow’s task, you will need some pirate books. If you don’t have any at home, you can listen to some online. I’ve attached some links below to get you started.

 

Spend today reading listening to pirate books – at least two, but as many as you like!

 

Which is your favourite story. Why? What did you like about it? Who was your favourite character? Why? Does this book remind you of any other stories you know?

 

Encourage a discussion about characters, setting, what happens and their own opinions about the book.

 

Online Read-alouds

 

Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8_Y1bEzA8

The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LSJWKHoXDw

Captain Flynn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by  Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wdjyuKxmXc

The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rJ6PBPa45M

Captain Pike Looks After The Baby by Marjorie Newman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY2pId55GLw&t=81s

Pirates in the Supermarket by Timothy Knapman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv1IiEItIs4

‘The Night Pirates’, written by Peter Harris and illustrated by Deborah Allwright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKdccdXDvo

 

 

 

 

Maths

Subtraction

 

Talk to your child about what the ‘take away’ symbol looks like and what it means. Ask your child to solve each number sentence and write their answer in the box. You will see a mixture of written number sentences and number sentences represented by objects. Your child could use objects to solve the number sentences. This can help children visually see take away means to physically take away some objects.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Oceans and Seas

Create an ‘Ocean in an Egg Box' using what you have at home.

 

Suggested list of supplies:

  • egg cartons (or a small box)
  • blue paints and glitter glues
  • small shells and pebbles (or draw them or make from playdough)
  • coloured card
  • tissue paper
  • plastic gems
  • glue and scissors
  • lots of imagination and creativity!

 

See the pictures attached below for some ideas.

 

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Wednesday 20th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Blending for reading

Activities attached

 

The words for children to read are ‘bee’, ‘light’, ‘rain’, ‘pool’, ‘book’, ‘tool’, ‘soap’ and ‘barn’. Encourage children to read the words by saying each sound aloud and blending the sounds together. Once children have read each word, look at the pictures together and ask them to describe what they can see. They should then draw a line from each word to the corresponding image.

 

Reading and writing time

Pirate Adventure

 

Imagine that you are a pirate off on an adventure. Where would you go? Would you be the Captain? What would you do? What would you miss from home?

 

Make a postcard

Create a postcard with a picture of where you go on one side. On the other side, write a postcard home to tell your family about your adventure.

 

Postcard template attached if required.

Maths

Numbers: Counting and matching to numerals

Activity attached.

 

Encourage your child to point and say the number name aloud when counting how many spots are in the box. They can then draw a line to the correct corresponding number. This activity practices one to one counting and number recognition.

 

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Treasure Map

 

Hide some treasure in your garden (hide it – but don’t start digging holes in your garden!). Now draw a map of your garden, marking where the treasure is with a cross.

 

Write a clue so that someone can look for your treasure using a clue and the map. Did they find it?

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Tuesday 19th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Revise the /ar/ sound

 

Practice reading words with the /ar/ sound by playing Buried Treasure at Phonics Play (Phase 3; ar): https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/buried-treasure Select Phase 3

 

Your child can also practice the /ar/ sound with the attached activity.

 

Reading and writing time

Pirate Jobs

 

What kind of jobs do you think pirates did on ships? Share some ideas with an adult.

 

Read some of the Pirate job descriptions attached. Discuss the jobs with your child. Which job would they like/ not like to do? Why? Which job would be the hardest to do?

 

Draw a picture of ‘Pirate You’ doing one of the jobs you think you would be good at or would like doing. Write a sentence to say what you are doing and how you feel.

 

Maths

Numbers: Counting and finding one less (to 20)

 

Today’s activity extends the children to finding one less from numbers up to 20. You can prepare them for the activity by practicing counting to and back from 20.

 

Extra challenge: Say a number for your child to find one less; use numbers beyond 20.

 

Activity attached.

 

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Toothy Challenge

Have you ever noticed that when we see pictures of pirates in books and films, they all seem to have bad teeth? Why do you think that is?

Here are a few reasons…

 

  • Pirates did not brush their teeth

Toothbrushes were not invented until 1938; long after pirates sailed the seven seas. If pirates ever did clean their teeth it would have been using a “chew stick” which was not a very effective way to keep teeth clean and free of plaque. What do you use to brush your teeth?

 

  • Pirates did not eat a healthy diet

Pirates were only able to buy fresh food when they landed at ports. They didn’t have fridges or freezers so fresh food quickly went mouldy. This meant that pirates would go a long time without eating fresh food, and they often got ill with a disease called scurvy. one of the signs of scurvy was that teeth fell out – not just baby teeth!

 

  • There were no dentists

In pirate times, there were no dentists to help pirates when they had problems with their teeth, so they got worse! We are lucky to have dentists to take care of our teeth.

 

Your toothy challenge

Your task is to help the Night Pirates improve their teeth! Think about what you do to look after your own teeth. Now create a poster showing the Night Pirates what they should do to take care of their teeth. This could be instructions on ‘How to Brush your Teeth’, or include more details about a healthy diet and visits to the dentist.

 

Make sure your poster will catch the attention of the pirates so that they read it. Big, bright pictures will do this!

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Monday 18th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Revise the /oa/ sound

 

Practice the /oa/ sound with the Wizards at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zh4j47h

Your child can also practice the /oa/ sound with the attached activity.

 

Reading and writing time

Pirate Jobs

 

This week, we’re going to learn about some pirate jobs and find out which one you’d like the best. Before we do that, you need to get some work experience!

 

What job could you help with at home today? Sweep the floor? Set the table? Help make dinner? Make your bed?

 

Do a job (or two!), then write me a letter to say what you did. How did it make you feel?

 

Two tips for your letter:

  • start it with 'Dear Mrs Miller'
  • make sure you say who the letter is from

 

You can earn Dojos for helping in the house and preparing food, so be sure to upload your letters to Class Dojo!

 

 

Maths

Numbers: Counting and finding one less (to 10)

 

Encourage your child to point and say the number name out loud when counting how many animals they can see. They should then write the number that is one less than this in the box. You could give your child objects, such as buttons or pieces of fruit, to help them practically find one less than the number.

 

Activity attached.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Night Pirates – observational drawing

 

In the story, the Night Pirates steal the front of Tom’s house to disguise the ship. Today’s task is to draw or paint a picture of your house. You will need to look very carefully so that you use the correct colours and shapes for your house.

 

Note to parents: If it is inappropriate, due to social distancing, to draw outside, your child could work from a photograph or draw the view from the garden if you have one.

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Friday 15th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Tricky Words

More practice of those tricky words today!

 

Choose from the following activities:

(If you choose all Phase 2, it gives you high frequency words which are decodable as well as the tricky words). Extend with Phase 3 words.

  • Hide the words around the house/ garden for your child to find and read (either create your own or use the Scavenger Hunt activity attached)
  • Play matching pairs with the words
  • Play a game of Bingo
  • Word Search
  • Complete an activity from the phonics workbook

 

Reading and writing time

The Night Pirates: Thinking in role

 

Stop the story at the last page, where the postman is looking at Tom’s house. What does a postman/ woman do? What do you think they enjoy about their job?

 

What do you think the postman in the story is thinking? Tell someone your idea.

 

Note to parents: if your child is keen to write, they can record their own ideas. Alternatively, write their ideas for them.

 

‘The Night Pirates’, written by Peter Harris and illustrated by Deborah Allwright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKdccdXDvo

 

 

Thank your local postie!

 

Join in the Royal Mail campaign ( https://www.royalmail.com/thumbsup) to thank postal workers by giving them a ‘thumbs up’!

 

 

 

Maths

Numbers: Estimating numbers to 20

 

Either cut out the cards or make the groups with household objects.

Ask your child to choose a card. Let them see it for no more than 5 seconds and make sure they are not counting the spots! Ask them to estimate (guess) how many spots are on the card (or in the group of objects). Encourage them to make a sensible guess, so not guessing a number that is too high or too low! After they have guessed, encourage them to count the spots to see how close their estimate was.

 

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

My Invisible Backpack – a family activity

Type of activity: thinking and sharing

Who is it for? All the family

 

What do I need?

• A4 Piece of paper each

• Felt tips, crayons, pencil

• A bit of thinking time and creativity

• Optional real backpack and objects from round the house (or you can draw)

 

Introduction

Families come in all shapes and sizes – not surprising as each family is made up of individuals with lots of different connections! This activity is a chance for each family member to think about their own ‘identity’ and to share a little bit more about themselves with each other.

 

The idea is that we all carry an ‘invisible backpack’ with us in our lives and what’s inside is unique to us (though we may share some things in common). Over our lives, our relationships, experiences, family, memories, values, hobbies and work have all contributed to who we are today - our invisible backpack, but we don’t often take time to share this.

 

Which things have been most important in ‘making you, you’? Here’s how to...

 

1. Draw a big back pack on your piece of paper or find a real one. Now draw pictures (or put in objects) inside the backpack that represent important aspects of your life.

 

2. Here’re a few of mine – fir cone, map, compass – I grew up in the country and still love the outdoors; they also represent values important to me of freedom, exploration, independence and need to look after our natural world. Family photo – happy memories of my childhood and then my own children; represents love and caring, working out difficulties together, resilience, growth of confidence.

 

3. Now take it in turns share your backpack with the rest of the family, explaining what each object represents. Listen carefully to each person.

 

4. Some questions to think about:

 

• Were there any common ideas in your family?

 

• Was there anything surprising you never knew before?

 

• What did you like hearing about?

 

• Which is the most important item/value in your pack?

 

Looking back, looking forward:

 

• Do you think the contents of your invisible back pack were the same when you were a toddler?

 

• Do you think they might change in the future?

 

• The lockdown experience for Covid-19 may have asked us to ‘repack’ or add a few more items! Which of these skills and values do we want to keep near the top of the backpack from this experience?

 

 

Resources for Friday 15th May

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Thursday 14th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

/igh/ revision

 

Practice the igh sound with these two activities:

 

 

Example /igh/ words: high, sigh, light, might, night, right, sight, fight, tight, tonight

 

Reading and writing time

The Night Pirates

 

Design and label a new ship for the Night Pirates. Why do you think they will like it?

 

‘The Night Pirates’, written by Peter Harris and illustrated by Deborah Allwright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKdccdXDvo

 

 

Maths

Shape, Space and Measures: Size Language- narrow and wide

 

Look at the pictures together. Discuss which is narrow, which is wide and why. After your child has cut out the pictures, ask them to sort them into the correct group.

 

If you are unable to print, you could help your child make a collection of narrow and wide objects to talk about.

 

 

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Night Pirates – design a new flag

 

Can you create a new flag for the pirates? Will it be very different from the familiar ‘Skull and Crossbones’ flag?

 

Can you build a ship (cushions, boxes etc) to put your flag on. Set sail on a pirate adventure!

 

Template attached below if needed.

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Wednesday 13th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

/ee/ revision

 

Choose from the two games attached:

  • Collect the Cheese
  • Feed the Mouse Hopscotch

 

/ee/ practice sheet attached. As extra challenge, ask your child to label the /ee/ pictures. Can they write a sentence using an /ee/ word?

 

Example /ee/ words: see, feel, weep, feet, jeep, seem, meet, week, deep, keep

 

Reading and writing time

The Night Pirates

 

What would you think if the Night Pirates invited you to join their crew? How would you feel? Would you join them? Why? Why not? Could you be as quiet as a mouse?

 

Write a letter to the Night Pirates telling them what you think. Either write in your book or use the pirate paper attached.

 

‘The Night Pirates’, written by Peter Harris and illustrated by Deborah Allwright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKdccdXDvo

 

 

Maths

Shape, Space and Measures: Size Language

 

Give your child the initial object. Encourage them to choose a selection of other items and then compare the height or length. Can they sort the objects into two groups - taller and shorter or longer and shorter? The images may give you or your child an idea of what you could find.

 

You could model using the first object and then let your child measure the other objects independently. Discuss what they have found.

 

Two activities attached.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Night Pirates – design a pirate costume

 

Your challenge today is to design a new Pirate costume. You can design one for yourself (especially if you decided you would like to join the Night Pirates!) or for Tom in the story. You could even design the pirate clothes for your teddy!

 

Draw a picture of your Pirate outfit. If you’re feeling very creative, you could make it!

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Tuesday 12th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

ai revision

 

Play ‘Silly Soup’

Find as many objects (or words written on pieces of paper) containing the ai sound. Add them to a large pot and stir to make Silly Soup! You can help your child find the words which contain the /ai/ spelling.

 

‘ai’ practice sheet attached. As extra challenge, ask your child to label the /ai/ pictures. Can they write a sentence using the word ‘rain’?

 

Example /ai/ words: rain, wait, train, paid, afraid, snail, sail, sailor, chain

 

Reading and writing time

The Night Pirates

 

‘The Night Pirates’, written by Peter Harris and illustrated by Deborah Allwright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKdccdXDvo

 

Stop the story at the part where the adult pirates are all asleep. Discuss the following questions:

What does ‘snoozing’ mean? Do you think the pirates look comfortable?

What do you think the ‘rough, tough grown-up pirates’ might dream about?

 

Use the thought cloud template below to draw a picture of your idea.

 

Maths

Shape, Space and Measures: Positional Language

 

Positional language refers to describing the position of where something is. For example, on, on top, under, next to, beside, in front and behind.

 

Children can match the cut out labels to the correct picture (attached). Discuss the language together.

You could also play this game with a real box and teddy by asking your child to move a teddy into the correct position.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Night Pirates

 

Look at the picture in the Resources area (the front cover of the book). What is Tom doing? What is he using? Why? Make sure that your child understands what a telescope is.

 

Show your child the picture of the real pirate’s telescope. What do they think it is made of?

 

Can you make a pretend telescope? Make it from whatever you have at home. You might want to decorate it, too.

 

Now pretend you are a pirate! What can you see with your telescope?

 

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Monday 11th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

ch, sh, th, ng revision

 

Play ‘Grab a Giggling Grapheme’ at Phonics Play: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/grab-a-giggling-grapheme  Select Phase 3/ ch sh th ng

 

Now practice reading words by playing the Sound Tower game attached. The game is designed to use with Duplo bricks, but you could attach them to any stacking objects or just line them up on the floor.

 

Reading and writing time

The Night Pirates

 

This week’s book is ‘The Night Pirates’, written by Peter Harris and illustrated by Deborah Allwright. If you don’t have the book at home, there are lots of versions online. You can find one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKdccdXDvo

 

 

After listening to the story, talk about it. Let your child talk about what they thought of the story.

  • What does it mean to be brave? Who do you think was the bravest in the story?
  • What did you think of the disguise that the pirates used for their ship?
  • Would you like to go on an adventure? Where would you go? What do you think you would see?

 

Maths

Numbers: addition

 

Practice adding small groups of numbers using objects. In this activity, your child can use pictorial representations (pictures) to solve an addition sum. You should encourage them to count each group of objects, before counting them altogether. Emphasise by counting all the objects together, ‘we have added two groups’. When the sum is not represented with pictures, encourage your child to use their fingers or objects to solve the sum in the same way. They can record their answer in the box provided.

 

Activity sheet attached.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Online Safety

 

Online Safety session attached.

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Friday 8th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

No Phonics set today, as it’s the VE Day Bank Holiday.

 

If you would prefer to keep to a routine, children can practice their Tricky/ Key words using last Friday’s resources.

 

Reading and writing Time

Plan your own VE Day Celebration

 

Plan your own celebration for VE Day! Perhaps you could have a special lunch or tea party and decorate your house or garden.

 

Use the bunting and flag templates to help decorate your home for VE Day. To make them, you will need: colouring pens or pencils; glue, sticky tape or staples; a stick or lolly stick; string or wool.

You could, of course, design your own!

 

Writing opportunities

  • design a menu
  • write invitations

 

Maths opportunities

  • Count how many plates, cups etc will be needed (they could plan for a few cuddly toy guests to increase the numbers!)
  • measuring when cooking
  • using terms ‘full’, ‘empty’, ‘nearly full’ etc to describe drinks in cups

 

Maths

No maths set today – see suggestions for maths opportunities in today’s activity.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

VE day

As morning activity.

Resources for Friday 8th May

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Thursday 7th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

y,z,zz,qu, revision

 

Play ‘Grab a Giggling Grapheme’ on Phonics Play. Choose Phase 3, then the ‘+y z zz qu’ button.

(Username ‘march20’, password ‘home’

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3

 

Play ‘Make a Match’ (phase 3, week 1-2)

 

Encourage your child to think of words containing y, z, zz, or qu.

Reading and writing Time

VE Day

 

Talk to an adult about the picture you drew yesterday. Who is there? What are you doing? How do you feel?

 

Write a sentence (or more!) to say what is happening in the picture.

 

Maths

Numbers: matching amounts to numerals to 20

 

Match the cubes in the tower to the matching numeral. Activity attached.

 

Challenge: If you have any cubes (building blocks, duplo or lego) at home, you and your child can build and count your own towers. Your child can write the numeral independently.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

We Love Our Community!

 

May is ‘Local and Community History Month’. As you and your family take your exercise, use the ‘Love is in the Air’ activity to find out what everybody loves about where we live.

 

There are some ideas about how you can record what you find, but you might also be able to think of your own!

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Wednesday 6th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

j, v, w, x revision

 

Play ‘Grab a Giggling Grapheme’ on Phonics Play. Choose Phase 3, then the ‘jvwx’ button.

(Username ‘march20’, password ‘home’

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3

Complete the ‘Word Walk in the Woods’ activity. Read the words on the leaves, then colour the leaves of things you would expect to find in the woods.

 

Optional activity: Create your own Woods scene (attached).

 

Reading and writing Time

VE Day

 

The 8th May (this Friday) is a special day called VE day. On VE Day, we think about when the Second World War ended in Europe. On that day, people around Great Britain celebrated with big street parties because they were so happy that the war was over. It was a very happy day!

 

Optional: Read the VE Day information to your child to help them understand what VE Day is and why it is commemorated.

 

Can you remember a time when you were involved in a happy celebration? It might have been a birthday, a wedding, Christmas or just a day when you got together with friends.

 

What did you do at the celebration? What food did you eat? Where was it? Who was there? How did the celebration make you feel?

 

Draw or paint a picture to show the celebration you remember.

 

Maths

Numbers: Counting Objects to 20

 

Keep up the practice of counting objects to 20 with the attached activity.

 

Challenge: Provide real objects – encourage your child to organise the objects to help with accurate counting.

If your child confidently and accurately counts to 20, provide over 20 objects.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Making a place for peace at home

As generations come together (virtually) to remember VE Day and the end of WWII in Europe, and others around the world celebrate Buddha Day, here's an activity to help us all bring a little bit of peace to our own homes as we deal with how our lives have changed through the current situation.

 

Either complete the attached activity (this is a whole school activity) or this alternative:

 

Discuss ‘Peace’ with your child. What does it mean to them? Where do they feel peaceful? Why does this special place make them feel peaceful? Can they find a place in the house or garden that makes them feel peaceful? What objects can they put there to create their

special place? Support your child while they create their special place.

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Tuesday 5th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

/er/ sound

 

Practice reading /er/ words by playing ‘Ladders and Stairs’. Activity attached.

Now find the /er/ words and read the sentences on Phonics Play (username ‘march20’, password ‘home’: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/sentences-3

 

hammer, letter, rocker, ladder, supper, dinner, boxer, better, summer, banner

Reading Time

Lost and Found

 

Now it’s time to make up your own version of the story. Who will your main character be? Which animals will they find? Where will they go on their journey? And how will they get there?

 

Draw some pictures on a story map to show what happens in your story.

 

Now tell the story to someone in your house. Perhaps you could phone or video message someone and tell them the story.

 

Lost and Found story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAAQ8EWzig

 

 

Maths

Shape, Space and Measures: 3D Shape

 

Activity attached.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Wesak

 

Today, we’re going to learn about a very special festival celebrated by Buddhists around the world. The festival is called Wesak, or Buddha Day, and commemorates the Buddha’s birthday.

 

Watch this BBC Bitesize video to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zbsp92p

 

What did you find the most interesting?

 

At the bottom of the page, there are instructions on how to make your own colourful Wesak lantern. We’d love to see pictures of your lanterns!

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Monday 4th May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

/er/ sound

Help the wizards make the /er/ sound: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zvmnmfr

 

Now make some /er/ bunting to decorate your house (template attached).

/er/ words:

hammer, letter, rocker, ladder, supper, dinner, boxer, better, summer, banner

Reading Time

Lost and Found

 

Now here’s a BIG challenge!

Can you re-tell the whole story from beginning to end? You might have to listen to the story again to remind you.

Maybe you could find somebody at home to act it out with you. Who will be the boy? Who will be the penguin? What will be your boat?

 

If you prefer, you can make stick puppets (attached) and use them to tell the story. You can colour them yourself or choose the ready coloured pictures. Cut them out and attach them to a lolly stick, straw or strip of card.

 

Now tell the story! Perhaps an adult can video your storytelling!

 

Lost and Found story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAAQ8EWzig

 

 

Maths

More and fewer

As on Friday, but now we are looking for the group with fewer objects.

Show your child two groups of objects. Which group has fewer objects? Can you tell just by looking? How can you check? How could you count them?

 

Activity sheet attached to practice comparing.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Online Safety

 

Online safety activity attached.

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Friday 1st May

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Tricky Words

More practice of those tricky words today!

 

Choose from the following activities:

(If you choose all Phase 2, it gives you high frequency words which are decodable as well as the tricky words). Extend with Phase 3 words.

  • Hide the words around the house/ garden for your child to find and read (either create your own or use the Scavenger Hunt activity attached)
  • Play matching pairs with the words
  • Play a game of Bingo
  • Word Search
  • Complete an activity from the phonics workbook

 

Note: You can use one of the Tricky Words mats to keep a note of the words your child can confidently read, then write. Useful as a reward chart!

 

Reading Time

Lost and Found

The boy and the penguin’s journey has been very dramatic! Draw or paint a picture of what you thought was exciting. How do you think the boy and the penguin were feeling?

 

Lost and Found story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAAQ8EWzig

 

 

Maths

More and fewer

Show your child two groups of objects. Ask which one has more? Can you tell just by looking? How can you check? How could you count them?

 

Activity sheet attached to practice comparing.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Boat building Challenge 2

 

Your challenge is a bit trickier today. You have to build another boat but, this time, it needs to float! You will need to think about what you are going to make it from and how you will join any parts together.

 

Have fun building your boat then testing if it will float. How long did it float for? Can it carry anything?

 

Remember to send us pictures for the gallery!

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Thursday 30th April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

The /ure/ sound

More on /ure/ today!

Practice reading /ure/ words by playing Buried Treasure:  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/buried-treasure

 

Read /ure/ words in sentences:  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/sentences-3 Encourage your child to sound out to read, watching out for digraphs and trigraphs they know already.

 

/ure/ words: sure, lure, pure, cure, secure, manure, mature, assure, insure,

Phonics Play username 'march20', password 'home'

 

Reading Time

Lost and Found

Animals from Antarctica

Today, we’re going to use our animal research from yesterday to create a fact file. Use one of the templates attached below (or make your own) to tell readers all about penguins or other Antarctic animal. Include a title, a picture and an interesting fact.

 

 

Maths

Finding one more

'Finding one more' activity attached.

You can provide more challenge by providing a higher starting number.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Boat-building Challenge 1

 

Can you make a rowing boat for one of your toys to row on an adventure? Can you make oars? What will your toy take with them on the journey? Today’s boat doesn’t need to float so you can use anything to build it. Watch out for tomorrow’s challenge, though!

 

Note: Encourage your child to try their own ideas, even if it’s not likely to succeed! You can encourage them to think of solutions and try other ways. Testing and adapting their ideas helps build resilience and self-esteem.

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Wednesday 29th April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

The /ure/ sound

This trigraph (three letters making one sound) makes a ‘yoor’ sound in some words  and an ‘oor’ sound in others.

 

Learn the /ure/ sound with Geraldine the Giraffe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwCzf71flBA

Now practice blending /ure/ words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_2Oju8WKW4&t=51s

 

Task: Sort the real /ure/ words from the nonsense words in ‘Kit and Sam’s Gold Bar Game’ (attached).

 

/ure/ words: sure, lure, pure, cure, secure, manure, mature, assure, insure,

 

 

Reading Time

Lost and Found

The boy and the penguin set off on a very long journey. It says in the book that ‘They packed everything they would need’. What does that mean? What do you think they would need?

 

Draw and label pictures of what you think they will need for the journey.

 

Maths

Teen numbers

Activity attached.

 

Extra practice – play bingo to reinforce reading the teen numbers

Challenge – if your child is confident counting (forwards and back), reading and writing the teen numbers, you can practice putting them in order.

 

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

The South Pole (Tuesday and Wednesday)

 

In ‘Lost and Found’, the boy finds out that penguins come from the South Pole in the continent of Antarctica. Can you find out more about penguins? What do they eat? What is their home like?

 

Now choose another Antarctic animal to find out about.

 

Challenge

Find out more about Antarctica at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zjg46v4

 

There are resources attached below to help you find out about penguins and lots of other Antarctic animals.

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Tuesday 28th April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

The air sound

 

Practice spelling words with /air/ on Forest Phonics at ICT games: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html

 

Write two sentences using /air/ words.

 

/air/ words: air, fair, hair, lair, pair, cairn

Challenge words: chair, stair, fairy

 

 

Reading Time

Lost and Found

‘Lost and Found’ is all about a lost penguin. What is it like to be lost? And found?

 

What if one of your toys got lost? You would need to create a lost poster to help find it! Draw a picture to help people find it. Can you write the toy’s name?

 

Challenge: write a sentence to describe your toy.

 

Lost and Found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAAQ8EWzig

 

Maths

Ordering by size

Activity attached.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

The South Pole (Tuesday and Wednesday)

 

In ‘Lost and Found’, the boy finds out that penguins come from the South Pole in the continent of Antarctica. Can you find out more about penguins? What do they eat? What is their home like?

 

Now choose another Antarctic animal to find out about.

 

Challenge

Find out more about Antarctica at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zjg46v4

 

There are resources attached below to help you find out about penguins and lots of other Antarctic animals.

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Monday 27th April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

The air sound

 

Help the wizards make the air sound: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zj39382 (watch the video then use the forward arrow to do the activities).

 

Play the ‘air’ Pairs game. Check that your child is spotting the /air/ trigraph – three letters making one sound – in the words.

 

/air/ words: air, fair, hair, lair, pair, cairn

Challenge words: chair, stair, fairy

 

 

Reading Time

Lost and Found

This week, we will be learning with the story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. If you don’t have the book at home, you can listen to the story being read: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAAQ8EWzig

 

Can you answer these questions? (Note: either ask the questions at the end, or stop at the point in the story the question is about).

 

  • Why do you think the penguin went to the boy’s house? How do you think he got there?
  • What colour was the boy’s front door?
  • How do you think the penguin and the boy felt while they were rowing in the boat?
  • Why couldn’t the people on the ship hear the boy?

 

Look at the attached activity. Can you write a word to say how the penguin was feeling at the beginning and end of the story?

 

 

Maths

Counting

Sock Challenge activity attached.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Online Safety Session

 

Activity attached.

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Friday 24th April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Tricky Words

 

Tricky words are frequently used words which are not decodable with children’s current phonics knowledge, so they are taught to sight read these words. For example, when reading ‘the’, children will sound out ‘th’ followed by ‘e’ as in egg, rather than an ‘i’ sound. When reading ‘my’, they will sound out ‘m’ followed by ‘y’ as in yellow and will be unable to blend the sounds to make ‘my’.

 

Practice reading tricky words by playing the attached board game (the first game: I, into, the, no, go, to, of). If you can’t print, make a simplified version; you can either make a spinner or use a dice).

 

Challenge: If your child is confidently sight reading the words, they can practice spelling the words. Game 2 provides extra challenge with a new set of words.

 

Reading Time

Read a book.

 

What was your favourite part? Why?

Task: Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story. 

Challenge: Write a sentence to describe the picture. 

Maths

Measuring Detectives

See attached activity.

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Garden Project

 

Carry on working on your Garden Project.

 

Please remember to share your work with us!

 

 

 

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Thursday 23rd April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

/ear/ sound

 

Watch the video, then use the forward button to complete the activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4p3pg8

 

Practice writing the /ear/ sound. Point out to your child that this trigraph has three letters to make one sound.

 

Now complete the ‘Ear Words and Pictures’ activity.

 

/ear/ words: ear, dear, fear, hear, gear, near, tear, year, beard

 

Reading Time

Design a new front cover

Read a book.

What was the book about? What was your favourite part? Do you like the front cover? Why?

 

Task: Design a new eye-catching front cover for the book. Remember to include the title and name of the author.

 

Maths

Go shopping!

 

Set up a shop and practice using money.

Activity attached.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Garden Project

 

Carry on working on your Garden Project.

 

Please remember to share your work with us!

 

 

 

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

/oi/ sound

 

Watch the video, then use the forward button to complete the activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zfj6jhv

 

Play the ‘Toss a coin’ game to practice reading /oi/ words.

 

Challenge: write a sentence using one of the words below.

 

/oi/ words: oil, boil, coin, coil, join, soil, toil, tinfoil

 

Reading Time

Superhero description

Ask your child to talk about their new superhero. Now ask them to write about their character. This might be one sentence; it might be more! Encourage them to say the sentence out loud before writing it; also encourage them to leave spaces between words. Confident writers may also be using a capital letter to start the sentence and a full stop to end it.

 

Maths

Patterns

Recognising patterns is an important skill to learn in early maths. You can play with repeating patterns using shapes or household objects. For example, red lego, yellow lego, blue lego, then repeat, asking your child to repeat the pattern. You could also use different objects on a bigger scale eg teddy, book, shoe (if you have enough teddies!).

 

Spend some time making patterns. There is a worksheet attached if you want to use it as part of the session.

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

World Earth Day – Exploring your garden

 

This project should keep everyone busy for the rest of the week! It is an open-ended project, intended for your child (children in the same class can work on this together) to follow their own interests and fascinations.

 

There are some suggestions for activities to get you started attached below (red the Garden Project pdf first).

 

If you don’t have a garden, you can still complete the project. Your child could design their dream garden, finding out about the animals and plants they could have in it. Remember to think about what the garden could have to encourage lots of wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Tuesday 21st April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

/ow/ sound

Revision: practice reading the Phase 2 tricky words: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/tricky-word-trucks

 

Watch the /ow/ video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ph6nnHrVwY

 

Choose from one of the games attached below.

Challenge: Write sentences using /ow/ words.

 

/ow/ words: now, down, owl, cow, how, bow, pow! row, town, towel

Challenge words: clown, brown, prowl, found, ground

 

Reading Time

Michael Recycle

Yesterday, you created a new recycling superhero. Now it’s time to describe them!

Parents – encourage your child to talk about how their superhero looks and what they act like. They can label their pictures with words to describe them. Don’t worry about accurate spelling – they should ‘have a go’, using the sounds they know. For example:

  • red boots
  • strong arms
  • x-ray eyes
  • kind
  • helpful

 

If you want to listen to ‘Michael Recycle’ again, you can find the story at:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACQkFrNxqDM

 

Maths

Time – ordering events

Complete the activity attached – putting events in order.

 

Challenge – draw your own sequence of events. This could be: brushing your teeth, getting ready for school, your home learning timetable etc.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Reducing Waste

 

Think about some of the things we throw away every day. Is it just rubbish? Or is it something you can use? Some artists have made amazing pieces of art using all sorts of stuff that would otherwise end up in the bin.

 

Have a look at the three pieces of art below. Look closely. What do you think they are made of? Which one is your favourite? Why?

 

The artist Michelle Reader created ‘Litter Flowers’ from waste materials discarded in the Forest of Dean (http://www.michelle-reader.co.uk/gallery/plants-and-flowers/litter-flowers.html) and Tony Cragg uses discarded materials to create some of his sculptures (https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/cragg-stack-t07428).

 

Learn more about WEEE man by watching the video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KZJbIKKEqs)

 

Challenge: make your own Litter Flowers

Ask an adult to help you find some clean rubbish that is safe to use. Bottle tops and plastic lids are useful for this. Create flower shapes and decorate them with bright colours. Send us photos of your artwork!

 

Please send us pictures of your artwork!

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Monday 20th April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Revise /ur/ sound

 

Watch the /ur/ video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9354FVIi0nM It’s quite fast, so you could pause it to allow your child more time.

 

Play the ‘Fill Sam’s Purse’ game (attached below). You could use real purses if you like. Now complete the ‘My Purse Activity’ (if you can’t print, draw the outline of a purse).

 

Challenge: Write sentences using /ur/ words.

 

/ur/ words: fur, burn, urn, burp, curl, hurt, surf, turn, turnip, curds

 

Reading Time

World Earth Day - recycling

Listen to ‘Michael Recycle’ by Ellie Bethel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACQkFrNxqDM

What was your favourite part of the story? Would you like Michael Recycle as a friend? Why? Why not?

 

Now invent your own Superhero Recycling Character. Draw a picture of her/ him. What superpowers do they have?

 

 

Maths

Counting

Practice counting groups of objects. You could use lego bricks, buttons, cuddly toys, dried pasta shapes, raisins, sweets etc.

 

Complete the counting activity attached. If you can’t print, your child could count the objects on screen, or you could set out real objects (if you do this, you could repeat the task with different numbers).

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

World Earth Day

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day, celebrated on 22nd April each year, is the annual event dedicated to awareness about the various environmental challenges that face our planet.

 

Co-ordinated by the Earth Day Network, 193 countries around the world have their own version of celebrations.

 

In many places, Earth Day forms part of Earth Week: a longer period of climate awareness that includes activities and campaigns.

 

The 2020 version of Earth Day will be the 50th anniversary of the event.

 

This week, we will post activities to help everyone raise awareness of the challenges our planet faces.

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Join in with the 3 Rs song together:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtoeZ9Nkeqk

 

3 Rs Challenges – choose your own activity

 

  • Watch a video about recycling: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9p9j6f
  • What gets recycled in your home? Can you help sort it and put it in the correct bin?
  • make a junk model with what you have at home.
  • make a percussion instrument out of junk and use it to play along with the 3Rs song (https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/musical-instruments for ideas).
  • use bottle tops to make bugs. Use tissue paper, cereal box card, fabric, felt (anything you can find!) and coloured pens to make your creatures. We’d love to see pictures of your creations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Friday 17th April

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Watch Geraldine Giraffe learning /oa/ (I hope everyone is enjoying the videos!) at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCJyHN0IFE8

Play ‘Buried Treasure’ on Phonics Play. Children blend the sounds to read the words, then decide if it’s a real word or not.

Find the game at:  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/buried-treasure  This site is free during the time of school closures. The username is march20 and the password is home.

 

/oa/ words: coat, load, goat, loaf, road, soap, oak, load, foal, boatman

 

 

Reading Time

Go to the Oxford Owl website:  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ It’s free, but you will have to register.

You can choose a book from the e-library for your child to read. As a guide, reception children will be on bookband colours lilac, pink or red.

 

Maths

Playing card activities (attached below)

 

If you don’t have a pack of cards, you could make a set of 1-10 cards using a cereal box or similar.

 

As an extra challenge, help your child make 11-20 cards, either in the style of playing cards or using other simple images. Use these to put in order.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Seas around the UK

This should be enough for two afternoons – the children can follow their own interests when exploring the seas around the UK.

 

Get in the mood for exploring the seas around our country by imagining ourselves taking a journey around our country in a seaplane – a flying boat! It’s a boat that can also fly – or an aeroplane that can also sail on water!

 

Close your eyes and imagine boarding the seaplane while an adult reads the Seaplane Scene to you. What can you hear and see? How do you feel?

 

 

Seaplane Scene

 

Carefully, walk up the steps to the seaplane. Strap on your seatbelts. Listen carefully to the safety announcement. Are you feeling excited? A bit scared? Nervous? Very happy? Listen to the motor of the seaplane. Is it very loud? Thunderous? Grumbly? The seaplane is rocking on the waves. Can you feel the movement? The seaplane is moving quickly, getting ready to take off. It’s going faster and faster... up and up… until you are high above the water, looking through your window at the sea below. The waves seem small. The distant land and all the buildings are tiny. The clouds are close. Now we are flying through the white fog, up and away over the sea, flying swiftly. What do you feel? Our journey takes us over the sea until we decide to fly down, down, down… to land safely back on the sea.

 

Task

Use an atlas or Google Earth  (https://www.google.com/earth/)  to find out about the seas around the UK.  Navigate to the UK, hovering well above it so that you can see the British Isles entirely surrounded by sea. Can you see the UK here? Which part of our image shows water? Which is land? Stress that the UK is really a set of islands, surrounded by sea. Although all the seas join up into one great body of water, each sea has its own distinct name, a bit like places on land. Help your child to understand that individual bays or estuaries that they might know are little parts or corners of these larger seas.

 

Reception: Colour the labelled map (attached below: either print it or draw your own outline), representing the sea and land with appropriate colours.

 

Song

Have fun learning this song:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-ks1-sun-sea-song-6-when-i-was-one-i-sucked-my-thumb/znktxyc

 

The actual song is about half-way down the page.

If your child enjoys it, they could make up their own lyrics for a new verse.

 

 

 

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Thursday 16th April

Suggestions

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Long i sound /igh/

Watch Geraldine the Giraffe /igh/ video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYCR2RZ4ZYY

 

Now play ‘Picnic on Pluto’ on Phonics Play. Children blend the sounds to read the words, then decide if it’s a real word or not.

Find the game at:  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto This site is free during the time of school closures. The username is march20 and the password is home.

 

/igh/ words: high, sigh, light, might, night, right, sight, fight, tight, tonight

Reading Time

Read or listen to a story.

Now draw a story map for the story, drawing a picture to show the beginning, middle and end. You can draw more pictures if you want to, but remember to put them in order!

 

Can you use your story map to tell the story to someone?

Maths

Playing card activities (attached below)

If you don’t have a pack of cards, you could make a set of 1-10 cards using a cereal box or similar.

 

As an extra challenge, help your child make 11-20 cards, either in the style of playing cards or using other simple images. Use these to put in order.

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Topic

Our topic this term is ‘Oceans and Seas’. We’re going to start by thinking about what we know already! Think about a time you went to a beach. Where was it? What did you do there? What could you see, hear, smell and feel?

 

Paint or draw a picture of you at the beach. Remember to send it to us to put on the website gallery!

 

 

Resources to support activities - Thursday 16th April

 

 

These following activities will support you during this period of school closure.

Reception Timetable suggestion

 

Wednesday 15th April

Suggestions

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks

Phonics

Long e sound /ee/

Watch Geraldine the Giraffe /ee/ video then, as yesterday, encourage your child to think of words with the /ee/ sound in them. Show two or three words which use the /ee/ spelling – ask your child to underline the /ee/ digraph and write the word in a simple sentence.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfM7Hz7US0U

/ee/ words: jeep, queen, bee, feet, sheep, teeth, fifteen

Reading Time

Read or listen to a story.

Now draw a picture (and label it) of your favourite character. Why do you like this character? Write or tell someone about the character.

Maths

Sorting activity (attached below)

 

 

Physical Activity

Walk, run, cycle, skip

Computing

Online safety

 

 

 

 

Resources to support activities - Wednesday 15th April

Reception Phonics 14th April 2020

 

Practice the long a sound /ai/  today. Watch the Geraldine Giraffe video (link below) then do the following activities:

  • say and 'write' ai - in the air, on paper, using a brush and water outside etc
  • think of words which have the /ai/ sound in them. Your child may suggest words which have other spellings eg ay, ey, eigh
  • practice writing /ai/ words (rain, wait, paid, sail, pain, tail). Draw a picture and write the word.

 

Reception Maths 14th April 2020

Activities for Reception Children

Practical Maths Activities

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