Foundation Stage- Reception: Blog items

Online Safety - 21st April 2021

Date: 21st Apr 2021 @ 1:29pm

5 little-known social media mark... - News - What Mobile

Using social media websites is among the most common activity of today's children and adolescents. Any website that allows social interaction is considered a social media site, including social networking sites such as Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat and Twitter; gaming sites and virtual worlds such as Club Penguin, Second Life, and the Sims; video sites such as YouTube; and blogs. Such sites offer today's youth a portal for entertainment and communication and have grown exponentially in recent years. For this reason, it is important that parents become aware of the nature of social media sites, given that not all of them are healthy environments for children and adolescents. - From the American Academy of Pediatrics

Below you will find two guides. One for Snapchat and one for Sadfishing. 

For more guides and explainer videos, join us at National Online Safety and explore the range of resources to keep updated with developments in social media and much more.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb

Thursday 1st April 2021

Date: 1st Apr 2021 @ 3:52pm

A fabulous end to our spring term!

We have watched frogspawn all week for any changes, made our Easter cards, baskets and cakes.

Silly hair day was a hit too.

Have a great Easter break and here are some photos for you to look at.

From the Reception Team

Online Safety - 31st March 2021

Date: 31st Mar 2021 @ 1:11pm

Internet Safety

This week we are having a look back at our wellbeing week and how we express ourselves online. Below you will find a guide on Expressing yourself safely online and a guide to using Youtube. 

We have also included the #wakeupwednesday guide from NationOnlineSafety.com on RecRoom. This is a new online platform with an age rating of 9+. We haven't yet seen any of our children use this platform but it is always good to be informed on new developments.

Please continue to access all information on the National Online Safety website. You will get access to all videos and guides by clicking the link below and joining free to our school online safety hub.

 

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb

 

Friday 26th March 2021

Date: 26th Mar 2021 @ 4:11pm

We have had a great week in Reception. 

Painting daffodils,learning about the Easter story, writing about dragons and castles, matching our teen numbers and lots of super choosing. 

Here are some pictures from the week. 

Online Safety - 24th March

Date: 24th Mar 2021 @ 12:22pm

Thank you to all who joined our Online Safety platform last week. To join, simply follow the link below and follow the instructions provided.

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb 

We all have an important role in keeping our children safe in an ever growing online world.

Below you will find three new guides on WhatsApp, Fortnite and a Share a Smile online, linked to last week's Comic Relief theme.

 

 

Friday 19th March 2021

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 4:02pm

We have had a super week in Reception, learning all about 'The Magic Porridge Pot' in our story, Cook, Pot, Cook. 

Have a look at some pictures :)

Friday 12th March 2021

Date: 12th Mar 2021 @ 3:47pm

We have had a wonderful first week back. 

Have a look at some of the things we have been up to :) 

Online Safety

Date: 10th Mar 2021 @ 2:44pm

Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Oswald's.

Here you will find a range of resources to keep your child safe online.

We have teamed up with National Online Safety to provide resoures, guides and training for all our staff and parents.

Below you will find a link to enrol to at National Online Safety and gain free access to a huge range of videos, resources and support.

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb

We will also regularly post guides for social media and gaming platforms as they become more commonly used by your children.

This week you will find guides on Children's Mental Health, TikTok and Gaming Streamers and Influencers

Fabulous Friday 5th March 2021

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 6:42pm

It's Fabulous Friday

 

WELL DONE RECPETION, You have completed your last week of home learning! We cannot wait to have you all back in school next week!

We loved seeing your World Book Day outfits yesterday and we hope you enjoyed reading lots of different books throughout the day.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all your parents and carers, that have supported you during lockdown, you have all worked incredibly hard and it has been lovely to see your learning uploaded each day.

 

Have a fabulous weekend with your families, get outside in the fresh air and enjoy yourselves.

 

Fridays are now a lighter day with limited screen time to give you and your families the chance to catch up and switch off!

Today you just need to:

•          Read – if you have not looked at the stories on oxford owl yet, choose one which looks the most interesting to you 😊

•          Complete the number activity attached

•          Revisit all your humpty words and phonics sounds so they are all fresh in your mind for Monday morning 😊

The rest of the day is yours; you have earned it!

Reception 4th March Home Learning

Date: 2nd Mar 2021 @ 1:10pm

Thursday 4th March 2021

 

It is World Book Day!

Post a picture of yourself to Seessaw, dressed up as your favourite story character ! J

Have a go at the World Book Day scavenger hunt attached.


 

Literacy

Reading – Can I choose your favourite story to read today?  

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading books.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – 

Our new sounds - 'ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long & short oo, ar, or, oi, ow, ur, er'

Please revisit any of the sounds which you might have found tricky!

Can I write all my digraph sounds without copying them?

Can I think of a word for all of my sounds?

Can I have a go at the activity mats attached?

Reminder for phonics games go to - Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

 

  • Handwriting – Fine motor development

Watch these fine motor activities, can I choose a different activity to have a go at?

All these activities will help to develop your child’s finger strength. 

This week we are practising writing our numbers from 0 – 9.

Watch these number rhymes to help you form them correctly. 

 

High Frequency words – knowing these words just by looking at them will help improve fluency in your reading –

‘it, is, in, am, an, of, on, up, so, and’

See if you can read these words without sounding them out?

 

Today we are going to make up our own poems using the letters in the word STAR.

Before you write your poem, check the following!

Can I make a mind map of ideas to help me to describe a star?

Can I write my own star acrostic poem using the letters STAR?

For example,

Shining

Twinkling

Above the world

Relaxing night time

Maths – 

  • Counting Practice – 

Can I practise counting from different starting numbers?

 E.g. 3 to 16, 7-22, 12 - 30

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 13? (See attached.)

Can I colour in the rainbow strands and use it to help me work out my number bonds to 10? (See attached.) 

  • Spring Term 1 Consolidation

Watch the White Rose Maths Bean Bag Throw Game Video. 

Can I complete the activity attached?  

 

Topic Time

EAD – This afternoon we are going to learn about the artist Van Gogh.

Watch this video together to learn a little bit more about him

See if you can create your own version of his picture ‘Starry night’

(See attached for some ideas.)

 

DT - Can I follow the instructions to make some star biscuits? (See attached.)

 

Reception Story Time 

Winne the Witch, See below !

What a great day of learning, Reception 😊

Reception 3rd March Home Learning

Date: 28th Feb 2021 @ 6:29pm

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

 

Here is the learning for today.

Remember to have a go at as much of the learning as you can.


 

Literacy

Reading – See if you can read for 10 minutes today. I wonder how many words you will have read by the end of 10 minutes?

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading books.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – 

Our new sounds - 'ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long & short oo, ar, or, oi, ow, ur'

Today’s new sound is ‘er’ - watch Polly’s video to tell you all about the sound.

Please revisit any of the sounds which you might have find tricky !😊

Can I write all my digraph sounds without copying them?

Can I play 'Read and Race' ? (revisiting ai, ee, er, oa, oo)

Can I write the words and colour the ones with the sound ‘er’?

Can I read the sentence and write in the missing word?

See activities attached.

Reminder for phonics games go to - Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

 

  • Handwriting – Fine motor development

Watch these fine motor activities, see if you can choose one to have a go at, all these activities will help to help develop your child’s finger strength. 

This week we are practising writing our numbers from 0 – 9.

Watch these number rhymes to help you form them correctly. 

 

 

High Frequency words – knowing these words just by looking at them will help improve fluency in your reading –

‘it, is, in, am, an, of, on, up, so, and’

See if you can read these words without sounding them out?

 

Turn the lights off and watch this video - Imagine you are underneath the stars yourself. Look at all the different colours and patterns the stars make in the night sky. 

Whilst you are watching the video - Imagine if you had your own star.

What adventure would you plan for you both?

Can I write a list of everything I would do if I had a star? (See attached.)

 

Maths – 

  • Counting Practice – 

Can I count in 10s? – Using objects from around my house, can I group them into piles of 10? How many piles of 10 do I have? Can I count them in 10s?

Can you use the splat square to spot the pattern of counting in 10? Can you count to 100 in 10s? 

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 12? (See attached.)

Can I write the teen numbers and carefully count the amounts in the ten frames to match to numerals? (See attached.)

 

  • Spring Term 1 Consolidation

Watch the White Rose Maths Ten Frame Fill Game Video. 

Can I complete the activity attached?  

 

Topic Time

Science – You are going to make a mouse and a pretend rocket and see how far you can make your mouse fly.

Watch this video to see how to do it.

https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/resources/rocket-mice/

For the ‘mouse’, cut out a semi-circle of paper and bend it round to make a cone shape and secure with sellotape.

Discussion

How far can you make him fly?

Does it go further if you have a bigger bottle?

Can you measure how far it flies using building bricks or toy cars or other items?

What is the science? (Adult explanation)

The bottle used as the rocket launcher is not really empty: there is air inside it. Air is elastic (squashy), and when you compress it, it pushes back and the pressure inside increases. In the activity, the sudden increase in air pressure inside the bottle pushes hard on the bottom of the rocket, sending it flying high into the air. There are also two other forces acting on the rocket: air resistance and gravity. Air resistance always pushes in the opposite direction to the rocket’s movement, and its strength depends on the rocket’s shape and its speed. Gravity always pulls downwards, slowing the rocket’s climb but speeding up its descent.

Reception Story Time

‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy

 

 

Well done Reception, you have nearly got to the end of home learning 😊

 

Reception 2nd March Home Learning

Date: 28th Feb 2021 @ 4:46pm

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

 

What a difference the sunshine makes. It is great to see so many of you taking your learning outdoors.


 

Literacy

Reading – What is your favourite part of your stories? Can you draw a picture and say why you like it the best?

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading books.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – 

Our new sounds - 'ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long & short oo, ar, or, oi, ow'

Today’s new sound is ‘ur’ - watch Polly’s video to tell you all about the sound.

Please revisit any of the sounds which you might have find tricky !😊

Can I write all my digraph sounds without copying them?

Can I play read and race? (revisiting ch, th, sh, ng, qu)

Can I write the ‘ur’ words?

See activities attached.

Reminder for phonics games go to - Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

 

  • Handwriting – Fine motor development

Can you join in with the ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ song? 

This week we are practising writing our numbers from 0 – 9.

Watch these number rhymes to help you form them correctly. 

 

 

The Humpty words of the day are – 'little, there, have, like'

 Can you spot these words in a reading book?

Can you write the words?

Can you think of a sentence for these words? Can you say the sentences out loud?

Can you write your sentence?

 

 

Can I retell the story using the pictures from yesterday?

Discuss the different ways the boy tried to catch the star.

Can I design my own star catching contraption? (See the activity attached.)

 

Maths – 

  • Counting Practice – 

Join in the 5 little men, flying saucer song

Can I count in 10s? 

 

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 11? (See attached.)

Can I order my numbers from 1 – 20 independently? (See sheet attached – or use your number cards.)

 

  • Spring Term 1 Consolidation

Watch the White Rose Maths Video Snap Numeral and Picture Cards (0 – 9).

Can I complete the activity attached?  

 

Topic Time

Music –  Session two – Growing in the Garden https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/growing-in-the-garden-74wk0d

 

PE –

Cosmic Yoga – Space 

Have a go at practising your catching skills this week.

Watch this video and have a go yourself 😊 

 

Have a great day of learning 😊

Reception 1st March Home Learning

Date: 28th Feb 2021 @ 4:02pm

Monday 1st March 2021

 

We hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine!

This is your last week of home learning, you can do it ! ðŸ˜Š

Take this week to revisit anything you might have found tricky over the last half term.


 

Literacy

Reading – How many Humpty words can you find in your books?

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading books.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – 

Our new sounds - 'ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long & short oo, ar, or, oi'

Today’s new sound is ‘ow’ - Watch Polly’s video to tell you all about the sound.

Please revisit any of the sounds which you might have find tricky. ðŸ˜Š

Can I sort the ‘long and short oo’ and ‘ar’ pictures?

Can I read and find the matching words?

Can I write the 'oi' and 'ow' words?

See activities attached.

Reminder for phonics games go to - Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

 

  • Handwriting – Fine motor development.

Can you join in with the ‘Crocodile Snap’ song? 

This week we are practising writing our numbers from 0 - 9.

Watch these number rhymes to help you form them correctly. 

Have a go using your whiteboard or paper. 

 

The Humpty words of the day are – be, were, was, said

 Can you spot these words in a reading book?

Can you write the words?

Can you think of a sentence for these words? Can you say the sentences out loud?

Can you write your sentence?

 

 

Can I listen to the story, pausing it throughout to discuss what is happening in the story?

Using the images in the activity attached. Can I talk through the story? (You might want to get props to help you retell the story too, e.g. a little boy, tree, star, rocket.)

Can I read the first sentence of the story?

Can I write it out, chop it up into words, mix them up and order it again independently?

 

Maths – 

  • Counting Practice – 

Can I count to 100? 

Can I match my teen number cards to the amount cards by using my careful counting?

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 10? (See attached.)

Can I find the matching numbers to the amounts? (See attached - use your number cards.)

Can I watch this number blocks episode and help to spot the different patterns?

  • Spring Term 1 Consolidation

Watch the White Rose Maths Video Hopscotch Number Recognition.

Can I complete the activity attached? (Try with the hopscotch with numbers to 10, then try with the teen numbers too.)

 

 

Topic Time

RE – We are thinking about our topic of gathering in RE.

Have a look at the pictures attached and see if you can discuss the questions together. They are all about people coming together at church to listen to God’s word and learn all about his teachings.

 

EAD

https://buggyandbuddy.com/watercolor-art-activity-kids-inspired-catch-star/ - Follow these instructions to make a water colour night sky picture.

 

Reception Story Time

Make your own reading den and watch the story.  It will be uploaded to Seesaw.

Have a great day of learning 😊

Fabulous Friday 26th February Home Learning 2021

Date: 25th Feb 2021 @ 3:37pm

It’s Fabulous Friday Reception!

 

It has been wonderful to see all of your learning again this week. Only one more week to go of home learning. You can do it!

 

Today you just need to:

 

  • Read a story in the sunshine

 

  • Play a board game of your choice

 

  • Do something active.

Maybe playing in your garden or a park, riding your bike, throwing and catching, skipping, jumping or making an obstacle course! J

 

 

The rest of the day is yours, you’ve earned it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Reception 25th February Home Learning

Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 10:38am

Thursday 25th February 2021

 

There are some super reading videos on Seesaw Reception. It is lovely to hear how far you have come during lockdown.


 

Literacy

Reading – Choose one of your reading books and talk about the story.

See if you can discuss what happened in the story?

Who are the characters? Discuss their feelings? Could you add any speech to your characters?

Was there a problem to solve? How was it solved?

Could you think of a different ending to the story?

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading books.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – 

Our new sounds - 'ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long & short oo, ar, or'

Today’s new sound is ‘oi’ - Watch Polly’s video to tell you all about the sound.

Can I read all the ‘oi’ words on the PowerPoint?

Can I write the words to match the pictures?

Can I read the sentences on the PowerPoint? (View as a slideshow.)

See Activities Attached.

Reminder for phonics games go to - Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

 

  • Handwriting – Fine motor development

Can you join in with the ‘Twinkle Twinkle Funky Finger’ song?

See the Seesaw video for the correct formations for all this week’s letters.  

 

The Humpty Words of the day are – my, her, are, me 

 Can you spot these words in a reading book?

Can you write the words?

Can you think of a sentence for these words? (See if you can get a couple of the words in one sentence.)

Can you write your sentence?

 

 

At the beginning of the story, Tim Peake (the astronaut) has written a letter.

See the copy of the letter attached and watch the Seesaw video for our literacy activity today. J

Maths – 

  • Counting Practice – 

Can I count in 2’s to 20?

Can I count in 5’s to 20?

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 9? (See Attached.)

Can I have a go at the one more and less activity? (See maths activities.)

Can I try the number facts activity attached? (Use practical equipment to help you work out how to make the amounts – Revisit the part-whole seesaw video if you need a reminder how to use it.)

 

  • Main Focus – Missing Numbers

Can I help the children with the missing numbers? (Watch the video below.)

 

Topic Time

Music Here is the link for this week’s music session https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/planting-in-the-garden-c8tk0d

 

Fairtrade Fortnight – It is Fairtrade fortnight (22nd February to 7th March 2021)

Have a watch of the Fairtrade video below.

Can you find the Fairtrade logo on any of your food?

 

Reception Story Time

Today our story is on Seesaw.

 

We hope to see you all soon! ðŸ˜Š

Reception 24th February Home Learning

Date: 23rd Feb 2021 @ 11:18am

Wednesday 24th February 2021

 

Here is your learning for today! J 


 

Literacy

  • Reading – Remember to read 10 minutes each day - We would love to hear you all read this week, if you could upload a little video to Seesaw, that would be super!😊

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading books.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – 

Our new sounds - 'ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long & short oo, ar, or'

Can I spread the words with sound buttons out and see if I can match the words to the correct sounds? (These are the purple words from before half term.)

Can I sort the ‘or’ and ‘ar’ pictures?

Can I write the words for the pictures?

Can I play the woodland trail game?

See Activities Attached.

Reminder for phonics games go to - Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

 

  • Handwriting – As well as improving our fine motor skills, we also need to be practising lots of gross motor skills (bigger movements).

All of this helps to develop co-ordination and shoulder movements, working towards better pencil control.

  • How many star jumps can you do in 1 minute?
  • Can you join in with the ‘Grandma's Glasses’ song? 

Handwriting, this week the letters are 'Yy,Zz,Aa and Bb’– Remember to start at the top. 

See the Seesaw video for the correct formations for all of this week’s letters.  If you have finished your handwriting booklet – please practise your handwriting on lined paper. ðŸ˜Š

 

The Humpty Words of the day are – they, we, all, she 

 Can you spot these words in a reading book?

Can you write the words?

Can you think of a sentence for these words? (See if you can get a couple of the words in one sentence.)

Can you write your sentence?

Today we are thinking about what do astronauts wear?

There is some more information here. https://www.spacekids.co.uk/spacesuits/

Can I try wearing a pair of gardening gloves and do a fiddly job such as a jigsaw whilst wearing them? (That’s how astronauts feel!)

Can I cut out and stick together my astronaut? (Or draw one – thinking about their special space suits.)

Can I use the labels to correctly label my astronaut?

See activity Attached.

Maths – 

Can I count back from 20 to 0?

 

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 8? (See the sheet attached.)

Can I choose 2 of the home learning pattern activities to have a go at? (See attached.)

 

  • Main Focus – Teen Numbers

Can I watch the ordering numbers video below?

Can I complete the missing teen number activity? (See attached - You could make the given number lines with your number cards and see if your child can find the missing numbers.)

Can I use my number lines to find one more and one less than a given number? (Find the given number together, then either jump forwards or backwards along together.)

 

Topic Time

Science Today we are going to think about how astronauts get to space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGQC95eYTXg

Can I make a balloon rocket?

You will need some string, a straw, a balloon and some sticky tape.

Watch this video to show you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMX7zgaLC0w&feature=emb_logo (Watch the video from 4minutes 30 secs.)

Can you make it go further? Uphill? Downhill? Round a corner? What works best?

 

 

Reception Story Time

Today our story is ‘Hey Ho to Mars We’ll Go’ .

 

We hope to see you all soon! ðŸ˜Š

 

Reception 23rd February Home Learning

Date: 22nd Feb 2021 @ 11:55am

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

A fabulous start to your home learning Reception! It is lovely to see you all posting what you got up to in half term.


 

Literacy

  • Reading – Remember to read 10 minutes each day - We would love to hear you all read this week, if you could upload a little video to Seesaw.😊

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading books.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – 

Our new sounds - 'ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long & short oo, ar' 

Today we are going to look at the sound 'or'.   Have a watch of Polly’s video below to find out about the sound.

Can I play the read and roll ‘or’ sound?

Can I write the oo and ar words?

Can I read and match the sentences to the pictures?  

See activities attached.

Reminder for phonics games go to - Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

 

  • Handwriting – As well as improving our fine motor skills, we also need to be practising lots of gross motor skills (bigger movements).

All of this helps to develop co-ordination and shoulder movements, working towards better pencil control.

  • How many reaches to sky can you do in 1 minute? (Using one arm then the other.)
  • Can you join in with the ‘If your happy and you know it’ song? (You will need some playdough.)

Handwriting, this week the letters are 'Yy,Zz,Aa and Bb’– Remember to start at the top. 

See the Seesaw video for the correct formations for all this week’s letters.  If you have finished your handwriting booklet – please practise your handwriting on lined paper. ðŸ˜Š

 

The Humpty Words of the day are – go, into, you, he 

 Can you spot these words in a reading book?

Can you write the words?

Can you think of a sentence for these words? (See if you can get a couple of the words in one sentence.)

Can you write your sentence?

Listen to our story first.

Can I draw all the things an astronaut needs to take with them to space? (Use the story to help you.)

Can I label some of the things I have drawn?

Maths – 

 

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 7? (See the sheet attached.)

Can I count the dots and work out the missing numbers for my number bonds to 10? (See attached)  - Remember a number bond is two numbers that add together to make 10.

 

  • Main Focus – Teen Numbers

Can I order my teen numbers, using my number cards?

Watch the video below – See if you can make all the teen numbers by having a group of 10 objects and adding one more each time, just like the video.  

 

Topic Time

  • KUW 

Can I find out some information about one of our planets?

Can I draw a picture and write about a fact I have found?

Have a watch of the ‘What is Space’ video below the attachments.

To find out more information on your chosen planet, you might have to look through a space book or have a look online.

Here are a couple of other videos you might want to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6nLM2QlWw&safe=active  - Planets and Space for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZXRh74WU&safe=active – Storybots

 

Reception Story Time

Today our story is ‘UFO Diary’ – By Satoshi Kitamura – See below.

We hope to see you all soon! ðŸ˜Š

Reception 22nd February Home Learning

Date: 21st Feb 2021 @ 3:56pm

Monday 22nd February 2021

Welcome back Reception, we hope you have had the most wonderful half term and really relaxed! This half term will we be learning all about Space, Dragons and Wizards! ðŸ˜Š


 

Literacy

  • Reading – Remember to read 10 minutes each day - We would love to hear you all read this week, if you could upload a little video to Seesaw.😊

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading books.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – Please recap all the sounds we have learnt so far and the new digraphs & trigraphs. 

Our new sounds - ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long and short oo 

Today we are going to look at the sound “ar” – Have a watch of Polly’s video below to find out about the sound.

Can I read and find the matching pictures? (I Spy Phonics)

Can I sort the pictures into real and silly words?

Can I write a sentence for the picture?

(See the phonics activities attached.)

 

Reminder for phonics games go to - Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

 

  • Handwriting – As well as improving our fine motor skills, we also need to be practising lots of gross motor skills (bigger movements).

All of this helps to develop co-ordination and shoulder movements, working towards better pencil control.

Handwriting, this week the letters are 'Yy,Zz,Aa and Bb’– Remember to start at the top. 

See the Seesaw video for the correct formations for all this week’s letters.  If you have finished your handwriting booklet – please practise your handwriting on lined paper. ðŸ˜Š

 

The Humpty Words of the week are – the, I, no, to 

 Can you spot these words in a reading book?

Can you write the words?

Can you think of a sentence for these words? (See if you can get a couple of the words in one sentence e.g. I went to the shop.)

Can you write your sentence?

  • Writing Activity – 

Can I draw a picture and write a sentence about my favourite thing I have done during half term?

See if you can copy and finish the sentence below.

My favourite thing I have done this half term is ____________________________.

(if you are feeling extra clever you could say why it was your favourite thing too!)

Remember when you are writing to use your sound mat to find the sounds you can hear without asking your grown up. Use your finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. There is so much to remember Reception! ðŸ˜Š

Maths – 

  • Counting Practice – Can I count from a different starting point than 1 to a given number, see examples below. Using your numberline to help if needed.

Can I count out loud from 5 until 30?

Can I count out loud from 7 to 23?

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 6? (See the sheet attached.)

Can I revisit my number facts to 3 using the PowerPoint? (View in slideshow.)

 

  • Main Focus – This half term we are beginning to recognise our teen numbers and understand that our teen numbers are 10 and some more.

Can I watch the number blocks video? 

Can I use the numicon flash cards attached to help me recognise the amounts?

Can I match my own number cards from my resource pack to the numicon numbers?

Topic Time

  • RE – We are now in the period of Lent, which started on Ash Wednesday.

What is Lent? - BBC Bitesize – Have a watch of the video to explain what Lent is 😊

Lent is the period of six weeks (40 days not including Sundays) leading up to Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar.

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week.

What is the story of Lent?

Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray before beginning his work for God. Jesus was tempted several times by Satan, but was able to resist.

Lent allows Christians to remember Jesus' fasting in the desert. It is a time of giving things up and a test of self-discipline. Some Christians just give up something they really enjoy, such as cakes or chocolate.

Activity - During Lent we make promises either to show kindness everyday to help others, to do something extra or to give up something like sweets and chocolate.

What is your promise for Lent this year?

Can I draw a picture on the leaf attached and ask my grown up to scribe on my promise?

Miss Collinson’s promise this year is to give up eating crisps and to walk 10 thousand steps everyday! ðŸ˜Š

Reception Story Time

See the video on Seesaw for today’s story time.

 

We hope to see you all soon! ðŸ˜Š

Dance Week Performance 2020

Date: 12th Feb 2021 @ 3:52pm

Fabulous Friday 12th February

Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 9:47am

It’s Fabulous Friday Reception!

We have loved seeing all of your dancing videos this week Reception, they have really made us smile. We hope you enjoy the final video ! J

You have all worked incredibly hard this half term and we are so proud of you for keeping going! We miss you all so much and hope to see you soon! 

 

Fridays are now a lighter day with limited screen time to give you and your family the chance to catch up and switch off!

Today you just need to:

· I have attached a reading challenge for you to have a go at over the holidays!

 

· Can you make up some more simple addition questions using your part-whole model?

Can you find a way to make a number bigger than 15?

 

· It's Chinese New Year today.

 

The rest of the day is yours, you’ve earned it! 

 

We hope you have a lovely half term with all your family, make sure you get lots of rest and do things you enjoy together. J

 

 

Reception 11th February Home Learning

Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 11:37am

Thursday 11th February 2021

Today is the last day to send in your video of the dance if you would like to be a part of our school montage! J


 

Literacy

  • Reading – We can tell that so many of you are becoming more confident with your reading. Well done Reception ðŸ˜Š

Can I use expressions in my voice when I am reading?

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading books.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – Please recap all of the sounds we have learnt so far and the new digraphs & trigraphs. 

Our new sounds - ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long and short oo (if you want to watch anymore videos for these sounds – search Geraldine the giraffe and the sound on YouTube)

Have a look at the CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) word PowerPoint and see if you know the sounds needed to spell the words.

Can I have a go at writing the Phase 3 Phoneme frame words? (Remember only one sound goes into a box)

Can I read the captions and draw a picture to match?

(See the phonic activities attached.)

Have a go at any of the games on Phonics Play – Phase 2 or 3 to practise reading some different words.

Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

Remember to use these sounds to help you with any new or trickier words in your reading book!

 

  • Handwriting – As well as improving our fine motor skills, we also need to be practising lots of gross motor skills (bigger movements). All of this helps to develop      co-ordination and shoulder movements, to help towards a better pencil control.

Can I have a go at the fitness bingo? (See attached.)

Handwriting this week will be the letters 'Uu' ‘Vv’ ‘Ww’ ‘Xx’. – Remember to start at the top. 

See the Seesaw video for the correct formations for all of this week’s letters.  

 

The Humpty Words of the week are – little, there, have, like 

Can I check I can spell these words, without help from the grown up?

 

  • Story Activity - 

Revisit your new story from yesterday, practise reading it out loud using your story map.

Can I write my new version of the story? (Use the template attached if needed – you can finish writing this tomorrow if it gets too much.)

See the Seesaw video modelling this J

 

Maths – 

  • Counting Practice – 

Choose one of your favourite things to play with, can I count out loud how many I have?

(Teddies, cars, balls)

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 5? (See the sheet attached.)

Can I solve the double problems? (Draw the problem out to help you work out the answers.)

Can I colour the numbers in correctly? (See the sheet attached.)

 

  • Main Focus – Watch the Ten Pin Bowling video below.

Can you make your own bowling game? (You could use bottles, cube towers, toilet/kitchen rolls.)

Can you record how many you knock down?

Topic Time

  • KUW – Tomorrow it is Chinese New Year – It is the year of the Ox this year.

Watch the video below.

Can I try writing some Chinese numbers?

Can I make my own Chinese lantern?

Can I make my own dragon craft? (See ideas attached.)

 

Reception Story Time

See the video on Seesaw for today’s story time.

 

Some great number work this week too Reception. Well done to all of you uploading your work daily.

Reception 10th February Home Learning

Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 2:55pm

Wednesday 10th February 2021

We would love to see your videos of the dance, don’t forget to send them to us before Thursday dinner time. J


 

Literacy

  • Reading – Try to read for 10 minutes each day. ðŸ˜Š

Can I talk about the characters in my story?

Is it a fiction or non-fiction story book?

Can I act out the story?

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading book.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – Please recap all of the sounds we have learnt so far and the new digraphs & trigraphs. (It is important for Reception to consolidate their sound recognition for all of the sounds - therefore this week we will not be learning any new sounds.)

Our new sounds - ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long and short oo

Can I remember all my new sounds?

Can I think of a word for each sound?

Can I have a go at the phonics activities? (See attached.)

Have a go at any of the games on Phonics Play – Phase 2 or 3 to practise reading some different words.

Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

Remember to use these sounds to help you with any new or trickier words in your reading book!

 

These hand exercises will help to strengthen your fingers and will help with your handwriting. 

Handwriting this week will be the letters 'Uu' ‘Vv’ ‘Ww’ ‘Xx’. – Remember to start at the top. 

See the Seesaw video for the correct formations for all of this week’s letters.  

 

The Humpty Words of the week are – little, there, have, like 

Can I say the words, copy the words and then write them without copying?

 

  • Story Activity - Today, we are going to use all of our ideas from yesterday to make our own version of the story.

Watch this video and draw out your new story map

Can I retell out loud my new version of the story using my story map? 

 

Maths – 

Can I count in 5's? 

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 4? (See sheet attached.)

Can I continue the patterns? (Print page 1.)

Can I remember my doubles? 

 

  • Main Focus – Watch the addition to 5 video attached below.

Can I complete the number bonds to 5 activity by drawing the amount that is missing? (See attached.)

Watch the video on Seesaw and use the part-whole model to make up your own addition questions.

Topic Time

 

Science - This week, we are going to look at eggs in more detail.

You’ll need 3 eggs and some vinegar to do all these activities.

First, take an egg and talk about it.

Here are some ideas for your discussion

Feel the shell. What is it like? Is it heavy or light? Rough or smooth? What colour is it? Are all eggs brown? Where did it come from? Do only chickens lay eggs or do other birds lay eggs too? Can we eat them? Which bird lays the biggest egg? Which bird lays the smallest egg? There are some pictures attached. Amazing!

Now break the egg into a dish and look at the yolk and the white. The yolk is the nutrition for the baby chick and the white provides water and cushioning to protect the developing chick. Can you see a thin membrane inside the shell? (This is to stop the white drying up. The shell is porous so the water would evaporate without it.) We’re going to look at this membrane again later on!

Here are some activities you can try with eggs.

Boil one for 5 minutes and another for 10 minutes. What is the same and what’s different about them? Which do you prefer to eat? How has the white and the yolk changed now they’re cooked?

Click this link to make a bouncy egg! You’ll need one egg and enough vinegar to cover the egg. It takes at least 24 hours to work but you can watch the reaction taking place while you wait. 

Further Discussion

What has happened to the egg shell? How does the egg feel now?

Have a cloth at the ready when you play with the bouncy egg!

Well done! You’ve done some egg-siting eggsperiments today!

 

Reception Story Time

Get yourself a blanket and enjoy today’s story after working so hard all day. 

Today our story is ‘The Little Red Hen’ By Michael Foreman.

 

There has been some amazing phonics work this week. Keep up the hard work! J

Reception 9th February Home Learning

Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 11:17am

Tuesday 9th February 2021

Here is your learning for today.  

It is Dance Week – Remember to learn the dance on the Reception Class Gallery and send the video to us before Thursday dinner time. ðŸ˜Š


 

Literacy

  • Reading – Try to read for 10 minutes each day. ðŸ˜Š

Can you play 'Humpty Word Pairs' or 'Snap' this week?

Can you use your finger, or a lollipop stick to follow the words in your story?

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading book.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – Please recap all of the sounds we have learnt so far and the new digraphs & trigraphs. (It is important for Reception to consolidate their sound recognition for all of the sounds - therefore this week we will not be learning any new sounds.)

Our new sounds - ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long and short oo

Can you hear the sounds in the words and sort them?

Can you write the words?

Can you read the sentence and draw a picture to match?

See the Phonics PowerPoint for all of these activities. 

Have a go at any of the games on Phonics Play – Phase 2 or 3 to practise reading some different words.

Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

Remember to use these sounds to help you with any new or trickier words in your reading book!

 

These hand exercises will help to strengthen your fingers and will help with your handwriting. 

Handwriting this week will be the letters 'Uu' ‘Vv’ ‘Ww’ ‘Xx’. – Remember to start at the top. 

See the Seesaw video for the correct formations for all of this week’s letters.  

 

The Humpty Words of the week are – little, there, have, like 

Can I write these words in different colours?

Can I put my humpty words into a sentence?

See how quickly you can write all your Humpty words that you have been practising at home.  Check the words.  How did you do?  Try really hard with any that may be tripping you up!

'The, to, no, I, go, into, you, he, we, she, all, they, my, her, are, me, said, was, were, be'

Do not forget to spot these words in your reading books too!

 

  • Story Activity - This week we are staying with the ‘The Little Red Hen'.

  It is important for your child to know the story inside out, to help them with their writing.

Can I change part of the story of the little red hen?

(See the Seesaw video for an example of this.) 

 

Maths – 

  • Counting Practice – Can I count out loud from 0 to 50? (In 1’s, 2’s and 5’s)

Can I count back from 25 to 0? (In 1’s)

 

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 3? (See sheet attached.)

Can I talk through the number stories PowerPoint with my grown up? (View as a slideshow – Revisiting addition and subtraction questions.)

  • Main Focus – Can I listen to the ‘Pattern Fish’ story again? Can I talk about all the different patterns I can see?

Watch the White Rose Maths video and have a go at the activity attached. (Session 5 – Pattern.) 

 

Topic Time

  • French  Today you are going to listen to the story of the 'Little Red Hen' in French.

First, let’s try and learn the words of the animal characters with this song.

It’s about animals who have big noses! Avec un gros nez!

The animals you will need to know for the story are:

Le chat (luh sha) = the cat

Le cochon (luh coshon) = the pig

Le canard (luh canar) = the duck

La poule (la pool) = the hen

Say them a few times, adding an action to help you remember each one.


Here’s the story of Little Red Hen en Francais. Try to follow the story from what you already know. You don’t need to understand every word.

Listen to it first, trying to pick out the names of the animals.

Now draw a cat, pig, duck and hen on four pieces of paper.

Play the story video again and ask your child to hold the right one up as the characters speak.

Can you join in with the “Pas moi!” sentence? Not me!

Merci beaucoup! A la semane prochaine. See you next week.

 

Reception Story Time

Get yourself a blanket and enjoy today’s story after working so hard all day. 

The story will be posted to Seesaw.

 

Have a lovely day Reception, we cannot wait to see your learning on Seesaw. J

Reception 8th February Home Learning

Date: 7th Feb 2021 @ 4:20pm

Monday 8th February 2021

We hope you have had a lovely weekend with your family.

One more week to go until half term!

We will be ringing everyone this week to see how you are getting on and catch up with any queries you may have.  

It is Dance Week – remember to learn the dance on the Reception Class Gallery and send the video to us before Thursday dinner time. ðŸ˜Š


 

Literacy

  • Reading – Try to read for 10 minutes each day. ðŸ˜Š

Can you play 'Humpty word pairs' or 'Snap' this week?

Can you use your finger, or a lollipop stick to follow the words in your story?

Reminders – Please contact the School Office if you would like to change your reading book.

Oxford Owl eBooks Class login - sto1 Password – 1234

  • Phonics – Please recap all of the sounds we have learnt so far and the new digraphs & trigraphs. (It is important for Reception to consolidate their sound recognition for all of the sounds - therefore this week we will not be learning any new sounds.)

Our new sounds - ch, sh, th, ng, qu, ai, ee, oa, igh, long and short oo

Can I hear the initial sounds in the words and sort them under the correct sound? (Revisiting j,v,w,y)

Can I write a sentence about the picture? (Remember to use finger spaces, full stops, and capital letters)

Can I read the words attached?  (qu, long oo and short oo words)

See the phonics powerpoint for all of these activities. 

Have a go at any of the games on Phonics Play – Phase 2 or 3 to practise reading some different words.

Phonics Play  – Login - Jan21 Password - home

Remember to use these sounds to help you with any new or trickier words in your reading book!

 

Have a go at the next page in your booklet, which is all about the letter 'Tt'. – Remember to start at the top. (We say 'Down the tower, across the tower' for the lower case t.)

 

The Humpty Words of the week are – little, there, have, like 

Can I write these words in different colours?

Can I revisit all the Humpty words so far?

See how quickly you can write all your Humpty words that you have been practising at home.  Check the words.  How did you do?  Try really hard with any that may be tripping you up!

'the, to, no, I, go, into, you, he, we, she, all, they, my, her, are, me, said, was, were, be'

Do not forget to spot these words in your reading books too!

 

  • Story Activity - This week we are staying with the ‘The Little Red Hen'.

Let’s recap the story with our song & recapping of the story (from Thursday)   - It is important for your child to know the story inside out, to help them with their writing.

Can I read the captions?

Can I order the pictures for the story?

Can I retell the story using my pictures and actions to help?

See the attached sheet.

 

Maths – 

  • Counting Practice – Can I count out from 0 to 30? (in 1’s, 2’s and 5’s)

 

  • Consolidation – In Reception we need to revisit and rehearse all number facts to secure understanding.

Can I revisit the number 2? (See sheet attached.)

Can I remember my number bonds to 5? (See sheet attached.)

  • Main Focus – Can I listen to the ‘Pattern Fish’ story? Can I talk about all the different patterns I can see?

Watch the White Rose Maths video and have a go at the activity attached. (Session 4 – Pattern.) 

 

Topic Time

  • RE  This topic is all about gathering. We thought about lots of different ways we can gather last week and why is it better when we have lots of people coming together. This week we are thinking about gathering at church.

Can I have a look at the picture attached and discuss the questions?

  • PE – This week we are practising our jumping and hopping. Have a go at the following game Lilypad jumping

Remember to bend your knees before you jump and when you land.

*You can say bend, stretch, bend – to help you*

Cosmic Yoga – On the Farm 

 

Reception Story Time

Get yourself a blanket and enjoy today’s story after working so hard all day. 

The story will be posted to Seesaw.

 

Well done to all the grown-ups who are helping you at home, they are also doing an amazing job!

Thank you to you all!

 

Fabulous Friday 5th February Home Learning

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 11:56am

It’s Fabulous Friday Reception!

It is also ‘Dress to Express’ day - To finish off our wonderful 'Children’s Mental Health Week,' we would love to see a picture of what you choose to wear today, either something very colourful or your favourite thing to dress up in.

This has been an amazing week for your home learning Reception.  So many of you are uploading your work daily to seesaw. It makes us all smile when we see and hear you enjoying all of your learning!


 

Fridays are now a lighter day with limited screen time to give you and your family the chance to catch up and switch off!

Today you just need to:

· Choose your favourite story book to read.  We would love to see what it is on Seesaw. 

 

· Practise ordering your numbers from 0 to 20.  I wonder if you can do it without any support!

 

· Revisit any of the resources from ‘Children’s Mental Health Week.'

The rest of the day is yours, you’ve earned it! 


 

Over the weekend and throughout next week, everyone across the whole school will be learning this dance routine. Click on this link to find the routine. 

https://www.longton-st-oswalds.lancs.sch.uk/work/dance-week/63370.

See if you can learn it too!

Send a video of yourselves performing the dance, via Seesaw, by Thursday dinner time.

We are hoping to make a wonderful montage of everyone, so we can end the half term together. J

One more week to go before a well-deserved half term break everyone!

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