CHESTNUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Reception

Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 26/04/21

In Literacy …

Our key story is: 

Shows for Preschoolers | The Savvy Screener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzEs9yZxxCw

Related activities …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl1Zs49TWcI   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WXc1qA0o6c

  • Encourage your child to think of a new Chico Bon Bon story.   Can they think of a problem that he comes across?  How does he solve it?  What happens in the end?  Can your child draw a story map or write the story?
  • We are continuing to introduce woodwork in school so will be talking about safe use of tools.  You could use scissors or a sharp knife for cooking with your child and ensure that they understand how to stay safe.
  • We will be introducing the hand drill as our next tool: 

https://youtu.be/9RgzIfEdpfY

  • If you have tools at home get them out to look at and talk about what they are used for.
 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Numbers 15-18

Related activities …

   

In Phonics …

Depending on where your child is, your child can either recap previous sounds (see videos on Tapestry and play Phonics Play games) or continue with new sounds.  If you are unsure, please check with the class teacher.

 

Related activities …

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/fishy-phonics?phase=2 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=3 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=4 

  • Practise tricky words with one of these songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4u0TjAZ38 

 

Other activities …

 

 

Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 19/04/21

In Literacy …

Our key story is: 

Related activities …

  • We are continuing to introduce woodwork in school so will be talking about safe use of tools.  You could use scissors or a sharp knife for cooking with your child and ensure that they understand how to stay safe.
  • We will be introducing the screwdriver and  hammer as our next tools: 

https://youtu.be/E-wKHdo4b0w

https://youtu.be/zGyU_gq2dMw 

  • If you have tools at home get them out to look at and talk about what they are used for.
  • Discuss the safe use of tools and make a safety poster to remind people.

     
  • Discuss what you did in the holidays and do a drawing with accompanying writing.
  • Practise the dance competition dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6o_uJOIMl4 (Ahlberg)

Or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRRCHhde-ak  (Donaldson)

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Numbers 11-14

Related activities …

   

In Phonics …

Depending on where your child is, your child can either recap previous sounds (see videos on Tapestry and play Phonics Play games) or continue with new sounds.  If you are unsure, please check with the class teacher.


 

Related activities …

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/fishy-phonics?phase=2 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=3 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/alien-escape?phase=4 

  • Practise tricky words with one of these songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4u0TjAZ38 

 

Other activities …


 

 

 

Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 29/03/21

In Literacy …

Our key story is: 

Related activities …

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Counting On and Back

Related activities …

   

In Phonics …

Depending on where your child is, your child can either recap previous sounds (see videos on Tapestry and play Phonics Play games) or continue with new sounds.  If you are unsure, please check with the class teacher.

The sounds we are learning this week are:

ure, er

 

Related activities …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4u0TjAZ38 

 

Other activities …

  • Read books together.
  • Sing together. We recommend the Singing Hands UK YouTube channel which has Makaton signed songs.
  • Help your child to practice writing.  Can they write a card or letter to someone?  Can they label a picture?  Can they make a simple story book? 
  • Encourage your child to draw pictures – this could be of favourite characters, people they know, favourite animals etc.  There are YouTube videos which can help children to learn how to draw  such as https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub and ‘Puffin Storytime & Draw alongs | Under 5s
  • Encourage your child develop their scissor skills by making models & collages e.g. by cutting out pictures from favourite magazines.
  • Enjoy some physical activities outside if possible or there are some great YouTube channels to dance along to.  We recommend ‘Koo Koo Kangaroo’, ‘GoNoodle’ and ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’.  
  • Enjoy some science activities together: https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/community/resource/258613/early-yearsreception-science-homeworks 

https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/stem-activities-for-kids/

https://thestemlaboratory.com/preschool-stem-activities/ 

 

 

Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 22/03/21

In Literacy …

Our key stories are:

Rosie Revere, Engineer eBook: Beaty, Andrea, Roberts, David: Amazon.co.uk:  Kindle Store

                                                   

Izzy Gizmo: Amazon.co.uk: Jones, Pip: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzj5cuYCR78     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5o_jShvHXM

Related activities …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFtmrUscNqA  – test

https://youtu.be/1ToBgypNwL4  - building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soxxPyaAT1k  – finished project
Discuss how you could make a flying machine using things you have at home.

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Counting On and Back

Related activities …

   

In Phonics …

Depending on where your child is, your child can either recap previous sounds (see videos on Tapestry and play Phonics Play games) or continue with new sounds.  If you are unsure, please check with the class teacher.

The sounds we are learning this week are:

oi, ear, air

 

Related activities …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4u0TjAZ38

 

Other activities …

  • Read books together.
  • Sing together. We recommend the Singing Hands UK YouTube channel which has Makaton signed songs.
  • Help your child to practice writing.  Can they write a card or letter to someone?  Can they label a picture?  Can they make a simple story book?
  • Encourage your child to draw pictures – this could be of favourite characters, people they know, favourite animals etc.  There are YouTube videos which can help children to learn how to draw  such as https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub and ‘Puffin Storytime & Draw alongs | Under 5s
  • Encourage your child develop their scissor skills by making models & collages e.g. by cutting out pictures from favourite magazines.
  • Enjoy some physical activities outside if possible or there are some great YouTube channels to dance along to.  We recommend ‘Koo Koo Kangaroo’, ‘GoNoodle’ and ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’.

 

 

Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 15/03/21

In Literacy …

Our key story is: 

Rosie Revere, Engineer eBook: Beaty, Andrea, Roberts, David: Amazon.co.uk:  Kindle Store

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzj5cuYCR78

Related activities …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFtmrUscNqA  – test

https://youtu.be/1ToBgypNwL4  - building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soxxPyaAT1k  – finished project
Discuss how you could make a flying machine using things you have at home.

  • Ask your child to draw a plan for a flying machine with labels.  Next build the machine and test it.  Talk about and make necessary modifications.  Ask your child to draw and label the final machine.
  • Have a go at drawing Rosie Revere: https://youtu.be/ADtt_yefzg0 
  • Enjoy some of the other books written by Andrea Beaty (search Andrea Beaty books on YouTube)
 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Comparing Numbers within 10

Related activities …

   

In Phonics …

Depending on where your child is, your child can either recap previous sounds (see videos on Tapestry and play Phonics Play games) or continue with new sounds.  If you are unsure, please check with the class teacher.

The sounds we are learning this week are:

or, ur, ow

 

Related activities …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4u0TjAZ38 

 

Other activities …

  • Read books together.
  • Sing together. We recommend the Singing Hands UK YouTube channel which has Makaton signed songs.
  • Help your child to practice writing.  Can they write a card or letter to someone?  Can they label a picture?  Can they make a simple story book? 
  • Encourage your child to draw pictures – this could be of favourite characters, people they know, favourite animals etc.  There are YouTube videos which can help children to learn how to draw  such as https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub and ‘Puffin Storytime & Draw alongs | Under 5s
  • Encourage your child develop their scissor skills by making models & collages e.g. by cutting out pictures from favourite magazines.
  • Enjoy some physical activities outside if possible or there are some great YouTube channels to dance along to.  We recommend ‘Koo Koo Kangaroo’, ‘GoNoodle’ and ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’.  

 

 

Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 08/03/21

In Literacy …

Our key story is: 

Dear Dinosaur: Amazon.co.uk: Strathie, Chae, O'Byrne, Nicola: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxMgsIpYP2g

Related activities …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqmIhSL3il8 - Wilf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZj7zXOdNlw - Nancy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olHe0xFF500 – Winnie

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Reviewing Numbers and Number Bonds to 10

Related activities …

   

In Phonics …

The sounds we are learning this week are:

Recapping the Sounds and Tricky Words Taught

 

Related activities …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4u0TjAZ38

 

 

Other activities …

  • Read books together.
  • Sing together. We recommend the Singing Hands UK YouTube channel which has Makaton signed songs.
  • Help your child to practice writing.  Can they write a card or letter to someone?  Can they label a picture?  Can they make a simple story book? 
  • Encourage your child to draw pictures – this could be of favourite characters, people they know, favourite animals etc.  There are YouTube videos which can help children to learn how to draw  such as https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub and ‘Puffin Storytime & Draw alongs | Under 5s
  • Encourage your child develop their scissor skills by making models & collages e.g. by cutting out pictures from favourite magazines.
  • Enjoy some physical activities outside if possible or there are some great YouTube channels to dance along to.  We recommend ‘Koo Koo Kangaroo’, ‘GoNoodle’ and ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’.  

 

 

Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 14/12/20

In Literacy …

 

This week we are learning about Christmas and Hanukkah using books such as these:

The Night Before Christmas by Jan Brett - Penguin Books New Zealand

                                      

Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah Sammy Spider's First Books: Amazon.co.uk:  Rouss, Sylvia, Kahn, Katherine Janus: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19XNS6SBRYA      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ0KTSBppnI  

 

Related activities …

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

10 Frames

Addition Using Tens Frames - Lessons - Tes Teach

Related activities …

 

   

In Phonics …

This week we are:

Recapping all sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIpcahxNSU4

Related activities …

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/grab-a-giggling-grapheme

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure  

 

Other activities …

  • Read books together.
  • Sing together. We recommend the Singing Hands UK YouTube channel which has Makaton signed songs.
  • Help your child to practice writing their name.  If they can already write their name, can they write their surname?  Can they write other people’s names in the family? Can they write a card?
  • Encourage your child to draw pictures – this could be of favourite characters, people they know, favourite animals etc.  There are YouTube videos which can help children to learn how to draw  such as https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub and ‘Puffin Storytime & Draw alongs | Under 5s
  • Encourage your child develop their scissor skills by making models & collages e.g. by cutting out pictures from favourite magazines.
  • Enjoy some physical activities outside if possible or there are some great YouTube channels to dance along to.  We recommend ‘Koo Koo Kangaroo’, ‘GoNoodle’ and ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’.

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Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 07/12/20

In Literacy …

 

This week we are inventing new stories using books such as these:

The Biggest Story: Amazon.co.uk: Coyle, Sarah: 9781405288002: Books

                                              

Mixed Up Fairy Tales: Split-Page Book: Amazon.co.uk: Robinson, Hilary,  Sharratt, Nick: 9780340875582: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8AgdKg4eIE         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHObG2n7lok

 

Related activities …

  • Make a book of a new story that you have invented (the adult could scribe the story and the child illustrate).
  • After reading each of the above stories create a story of your own.  Draw the characters/a story map to retell your story.
  • Draw a picture from a story you have invented and label the characters/setting.
  • Make puppets of different story characters.  Put them in a bag.  Pull 3 out and tell a story about them.
  • Read lots of traditional tales and adventure stories.
  • Listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5zg_af9b8c and tell a story about what you hear.
 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Pattern

Related activities …

  • Use objects from around the house to make patterns.  Start of with simple AB repeating patterns and move on to more complex AAB or ABC patterns.
  • Make action patterns e.g. jump, clap, jump, clap
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9q4U2P3ig
  • Make sound patterns e.g. squeak, squeak, roar, squeak, squeak, roar.
  • Go on a pattern hunt and find as many different patterns as you can.  Take it in turns to describe a pattern to see if the other person can guess which of the patterns you found it is.
  • Make a pattern with a mistake in it.  Can your child describe what the mistake is?  Can they fix it?  Can they make a pattern with a mistake for you?
  • Follow these activities https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/week-3/.
  • Play one of these games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/christmas-patterns

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/simple_patterns/eng/Introduction/MainSession.htm

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/sequence_game_US.swf

 

   

In Phonics …

The sounds we are learning this week are:

l, ll & ss

Related activities …

- ss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkumgmz8W8A

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/grab-a-giggling-grapheme

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure  

 

Other activities …

  • Read books together.
  • Sing together. We recommend the Singing Hands UK YouTube channel which has Makaton signed songs.
  • Help your child to practice writing their name.  If they can already write their name, can they write their surname?  Can they write other people’s names in the family? Can they write a card?
  • Encourage your child to draw pictures – this could be of favourite characters, people they know, favourite animals etc.  There are YouTube videos which can help children to learn how to draw  such as https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub and ‘Puffin Storytime & Draw alongs | Under 5s
  • Encourage your child develop their scissor skills by making models & collages e.g. by cutting out pictures from favourite magazines.
  • Enjoy some physical activities outside if possible or there are some great YouTube channels to dance along to.  We recommend ‘Koo Koo Kangaroo’, ‘GoNoodle’ and ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’.

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Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 30/11/20

In Literacy …

This week we are focusing on filming our Nativity show.  If your child has lines in the show please practise these together.  If your child will not be in please contact the class teacher to find out how they can be added to the nativity film.

 

We will also work on inventing new stories using books such as these:

The Biggest Story: Amazon.co.uk: Coyle, Sarah: 9781405288002: Books

                                              

Mixed Up Fairy Tales: Split-Page Book: Amazon.co.uk: Robinson, Hilary,  Sharratt, Nick: 9780340875582: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8AgdKg4eIE         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHObG2n7lok

Related activities …

  • Make a book of the new story that you invented last week.
  • After reading each of the above stories create a story of your own.  Draw the characters/a story map to retell your story.
  • Make puppets of different story characters.  Put them in a bag.  Pull 3 out and tell a story about them.
  • Read lots of traditional tales and adventure stories.

 

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Pattern

Related activities …

  • Use objects from around the house to make patterns.  Start of with simple AB repeating patterns and move on to more complex AAB or ABC patterns.
  • Make action patterns e.g. jump, clap, jump, clap
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9q4U2P3ig
  • Make sound patterns e.g. squeak, squeak, roar, squeak, squeak, roar.
  • Go on a pattern hunt and find as many different patterns as you can.  Take it in turns to describe a pattern to see if the other person can guess which of the patterns you found it is.
  • Make a pattern with a mistake in it.  Can your child describe what the mistake is?  Can they fix it?  Can they make a pattern with a mistake for you?
  • Follow these activities https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/week-3/.
  • Play one of these games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/christmas-patterns

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/simple_patterns/eng/Introduction/MainSession.htm

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/sequence_game_US.swf

 

   

In Phonics …

The sounds we are learning this week are:

h, b, f & ff

Related activities …

- f: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0-KNJ0yXS8

- ff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN5XtZLEhTE

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/grab-a-giggling-grapheme

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure  

 

Other activities …

  • Read books together.
  • Sing together. We recommend the Singing Hands UK YouTube channel which has Makaton signed songs.
  • Help your child to practice writing their name.  If they can already write their name, can they write their surname?  Can they write other people’s names in the family? Can they write a card?
  • Encourage your child to draw pictures – this could be of favourite characters, people they know, favourite animals etc.  There are YouTube videos which can help children to learn how to draw  such as https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub and ‘Puffin Storytime & Draw alongs | Under 5s
  • Encourage your child develop their scissor skills by making models & collages e.g. by cutting out pictures from favourite magazines.
  • Enjoy some physical activities outside if possible or there are some great YouTube channels to dance along to.  We recommend ‘Koo Koo Kangaroo’, ‘GoNoodle’ and ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’.

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Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 23/11/20

In Literacy …

Our key story is: