Reception Class Blog 2020-2021
Reception Class Blog 2020-2021
Watch the video below to practise the /ear/ sound we have been learning this week.
Have a go at writing a sentence that uses an /ear/ word.
Listen to Lucy tell the story of 'Mr Gumpy's Outing' (She recorded it last Spring, when it was a bit hotter than it is now!)
Can you create a story map of Mr Gumpy's Outing? Here's an example of a story map:
Watch the video below to think about 'First, Then, Now' problems involving Mr Gumpy and his animals!
Gather together some toys and a box to represent the characters and boat from Mr Gumpy's Outing. Create your own First, Then, Now stories as the different characters climb aboard the boat.
We have been using our doubling 'Learn-Its' to solve number problems in maths this week.
Watch the video below to practise recalling your doubling number facts up to double 5.
(Watch the last part of the video to challenge yourself to learn doubling up to 10!)
Click on the picture to watch the Numberblocks episode on doubling numbers.
Have a go at these challenge cards. When you have finished, you could create some double challenges of your own.
Teen number bingo!
Watch the session above to recap how to play bingo.
Either print the bingo boards below or create your own!
This week we have been thinking about representing teen numbers. Watch the session below to recap.
Use cubes, or objects from around your home (straws work well - just tape 10 together) to represent the numbers 11, 12 and 13.
Challenge (if you are confident with 11,12 and 13)
Represent the rest of the numbers up to 20!
Remember to upload your learning to Tapestry :)
Reading at home
We write the titles of the books in their Reading Records.
Please remember to comment and sign next to each book title. You can comment on what your child liked or disliked about the story, characters and illustrations.
You can also share how they found their levelled reading book. Was this a good level for them? Did they struggle with some parts? Were they very confident with this book?
Reading with your child at home is a very important part of their learning. Your feedback and comments further help us to support the children on their reading journey.
Well done for a fantastic Spring Term Reception!
Lucy used felt tips to add the characters to hers. Can you see which animals and plants she drew?
Remember to upload your wonderful learning to Tapestry!
I hope everyone has a restful break, and look forward to seeing you in the Summer Term.
What a fantastic week Reception. It has been so wonderful to have everyone back learning, exploring and playing together.
We have been very busy...
Home learning for Friday afternoon
We have been thinking about patterns this week. Watch Miss Cooper talking through action patterns.
Can you follow the action patterns below?
Create your own action pattern. You could record it and send it in to Tapestry.
As a challenge you could draw it out and bring it in to school on Monday. Then maybe someone else could try yours!
We are going to have a big focus on learning our sight words in the weeks up to Easter.
Please check your child's Reading Record to see which sight words they need to practise each day.
Over the weekend, create a game with these sight words to make sure you know them!
Your child will have a story book to share with you, and a coloured reading book to read to you.
Please enjoy reading these books together, and let me know how it went by commenting in the record.
Recap the sounds we've learnt this week using Espresso. Click here or on the picture below.
Ask a helper to hide 10 objects...
Make a giant ten frame on the floor. You could use sticks, masking tape or even chalk on the floor.
Go on a hunt to find the objects.
As you find the objects, put them in your 10 frame.
How many have you found so far? How many more do you need to find?
Your amazing 'All About Me' books reminded me of one of our favourites...
Watch these fantastic poetry performers reciting 'I Like Myself!'
Stick up numerals 1 - 10 all around the room (or your whole home if you like!)
Now print out (or recreate) these ten frames.
Turn over one card. What number is shown on the 10 frame? How many more counters would you need to make 10?
Go and find that numeral as quickly as you can!
Today, watch 'The Very Quiet Cricket' by Eric Carle (the author of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar!'
Roll your dice (or click here to find a dice online).
What number have you landed on? I rolled a 5. This will go in the middle.
Now sort your dominoes into dominoes that show 4, dominoes that have fewer than 4 spots, and dominoes that have more than 4 spots.
You can either print the dominoes below, or ask someone to help you copy them out - like I did!
A day in the life of Zoe the Vet
Here is the non-fiction book we have read together over the last two days.
Have a think about these questions with your grown up.
1) What is Zoe's dog called?
2) What does she do before work?
3) What's the first thing Zoe does when she gets to work?
4) What does Zoe use to examine the dog with the bad heart?
5) Why does the rabbit have to have it's nail clipped?
Can you think about some of the similarities and differences between a nurse or doctor and a vet?
Grab a handful of objects. Estimate how many you might have...
Check how many you have.
How many does your partner have?
If your friend has more than you...how many could they have?
If your friend has fewer than you...how many could they have?
Use the number track to talk about which numbers are greater, and which numbers are smaller.