CHESTNUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Reception

Reception Blended Learning

Reception Blended Learning

Week Beginning: 19/10/20

In Literacy …

Our key book is:

There's A Wocket In My Pocket: Blue Back Book (Dr Seuss - Blue Back Book)  (Dr. Seuss Blue Back Books): Amazon.co.uk: Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss:  9780007169955: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIJ-G7KvH_Q

Related activities …

  • Read the story and talk about it together.  What did you like?  Why? 
  • Can you spot all of the rhyming words?
  • Can you make up some imaginary creatures that might hide in your house?  Maybe you could draw and label them.
  • Imagine some creatures that would rhyme with your name.  Draw a picture of you with these creatures and label it.
  • Do one of the Dr Seuss draw along videos on the Art for Kids Hub on YouTube e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1DmaQS5Ifs&t=846s  
  • Read lots more Dr Seuss books (there are plenty on YouTube).  Which was your favourite?

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Numbers to 5

Related activities …

  • Pick a number from 1 to 5 to work with each day. 
  • Can you find sets of things around your house that represent your number of the day e.g. a pair of socks for 2/a bunch of 3 bananas for 3/a glove with 5 fingers for 5/2 on a dice?  How many different representations can you find?
  • Can you draw/cut out and stick that number of things?
  • Can you write the number?
  • Can you do that number of actions e.g. jumps/claps etc.
  • Can you count forwards to your number?  Can you count backwards from your number?
  • Can you find your number written anywhere in your house?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/its-me-1-2-3-week-2/

 

 

 

In Phonics …

The key skill we are working on is:

Oral Blending and Segmenting

Related activities …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNtBfQm3Fuc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob3P6BrQ8H8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0YYIGf8naM  
Can you continue them with your own words?

 

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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Week Beginning: 5/10/20

In Literacy …

Our key book is:

Pants: Amazon.co.uk: Andreae, Giles, Sharratt, Nick: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pchrn4a4V7c

Related activities …

  • Read the story and talk about it together.  Which part did you like?  Why? 
  • Can you spot all of the rhyming words?
  • Invent some funny pants of your own.
  • Make your own rhyming pairs of pants.
  • Make a new version of the pants book using your own ideas.
  • Do one of the ‘Draw along with Nick Sharratt’ videos on YouTube e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANIJMRyeMlw

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Numbers to 5

Related activities …

  • Pick a number from 1 to 5 to work with each day. 
  • Can you find sets of things around your house that represent your number of the day e.g. a pair of socks for 2/a bunch of 3 bananas for 3/a glove with 5 fingers for 5/2 on a dice?  How many different representations can you find?
  • Can you draw/cut out and stick that number of things?
  • Can you write the number?
  • Can you do that number of actions e.g. jumps/claps etc.
  • Can you count forwards to your number?  Can you count backwards from your number?
  • Can you find your number written anywhere in your house?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/its-me-1-2-3-week-1/

 

 

 

In Phonics …

The key skill we are working on is:

Rhyming

Related activities …

 

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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Week Beginning: 5/10/20

In Literacy …

Our key book is:

On the Way Home Jill Murphy | Etsy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URRAMHToe4s

Related activities …

  • Read the story and talk about what happens.  Which part did you like?  Why?  Can you remember what happened first/next/after that/in the end?
  • Can you draw one of the characters that Claire?  Use the pictures from the book to help you.  What do you think you need to draw first/next/after that?  Can you write that character’s name?
  • Can you make up a tall tale for Claire  about how she hurt her knee?
  • Draw a different way Claire could have got her bad knee.

Talk with your child about the difference between telling a tall tale (an entertaining story) and a lie (maliciously trying to mislead).

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Sorting & Matching Sets

Related activities …

  • Each go an find 5 objects from around the house.
    - Pick one each.  Can you find a similarity between them?  Can you find a difference?  Can you think of any more?  Swap objects and repeat.
    - Can you sort the objects into two groups?  Can you sort the same objects in a different way?

- Can you sort the objects into more than two groups?  Can you do it a different way?

            - If you sort the objects can they guess your rule?

  • Can your child sort socks in your house into pairs?  Are there enough/not enough/too many/too few/more/fewer? (Can your child use this language in a sentence?)
  • Can your child set the table for the whole family?  Give them a variety of items. Are there enough/not enough/too many/too few/more/fewer knives, forks, plates etc?
  • https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/week-1/

 

 

 

In Phonics …

The key skill we are working on is:

Hearing and Saying Initial Sounds

Related activities …

  • Play ‘I Spy’ using the initial sound (not the letter name) in a word e.g. ‘I spy with my little eye something that begins with b’ (ball/baby)
    e.g.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4YaF-jXWuY  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzUz41TjAmg
  • Get a selection of toys/household objects.  Play ‘I Spy’ with them or try sounding out the whole word to see if your child can guess it e.g. ‘Can you pass me the c-u-p?’ (use sounds not letter names)  Ask your child to take a turn giving you clues.
  • Play this game https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1/super-smoothie (login: march20 password: home)
  • Choose a sound e.g. the first sound of your child’s name and see if you can find all of the objects that start with that sound around the house.

 

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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Week Beginning: 28/9/20

In Literacy …

Our key book is:

Tiddler: Amazon.co.uk: Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xbogCPz5vs

Related activities …

  • Read the story and talk about what happens.  Which part did you like?  Why?  Can you remember what happened first/next/after that/in the end?
  • Can you draw one of the characters from Tiddler?  Use the pictures from the book to help you.  What do you think you need to draw first/next/after that?  Can you write that character’s name?
  • Can you make up a tall tale for Tiddler about why he was late today?
  • Draw what you think might happen the next time Tiddler is late for school.

 

In Maths …

The key skill we are working on is:

Sorting & Matching Sets

Related activities …

  • Provide your child with a sorting box that includes a range of items from around the house (bottle tops, toys, spoons, pencils, Lego pieces, conkers, leaves etc.) Ask your child to sort some of the contents of the box in any way they choose. Encourage your child to explain how the objects have been sorted and why.
  • Provide child with a selection of toys.  Ask your child to sort the toys into two piles in a way of their choosing (e.g. big/small, red/not red, for building/not for building) and explain how their rule for sorting. Give your child another toy/object and ask them where it will go and why. Repeat asking your child to choose a new rule to sort the same toys.
    If you sort the toys into two piles can they guess your rule?
  • Can your child sort socks in your house into pairs?  Are there enough/not enough/too many/too few/more/fewer? (Can your child use this language in a sentence?)
  • Can your child set the table for the whole family?  Give them a variety of items. Are there enough/not enough/too many/too few/more/fewer knives, forks, plates etc?
  • https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/week-1/

 

 

 

In Phonics …

The key skill we are working on is:

Listening to & Identifying Sounds Around Us

Related activities …

  • Go on a listening walk around your house.  Pause in different places.  What can your child hear?  Are the sounds the same in different rooms?  If you can, go outside to see if you can hear any other sounds.
  • Using things that make a noise (e.g. instruments, homemade shakers, your own body) make different sounds.  When your child knows the sounds ask them to close their eyes while you make a sound.  Ask them to guess what made the sound.  Take turns to be the sound maker.
  • Play a ‘guess the sound’ game e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Kp_J9kvNM  
  • Make a sound using your body or objects around the house.  Can your child make the same sound?  Take turns to be the leader.

 

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’.