CHESTNUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Reception

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: