Reception Class Blog 2020-2021
Reception Class Blog 2020-2021
Watch the Espresso video. These children are moving like tigers...
Click here and listen to the different pieces of music. Choose a track and then practise moving like a cat! Maybe watch the Nutkin & Nigel video again if you need inspiration!
Take photos or video your movements. Can't wait to see them!
For a challenge, have a look round the 'Animal Moves' topic on Espresso and move like different animals. Click on the picture below!
Shuffle your number cards 1 - 10 and then order them.
Someone has muddled some of mine again! Can you spot which numbers they moved?
Ask a helper to muddle some of yours. Can you spot the mistake and fix it?
Upload videos of you correcting your number lines in to Tapestry.
Taking care of cats
These kittens are called Nutkin and Nigel.
I haven't seen them in such a long time - they're not kittens anymore!
Take a look at the video below to find out from their owner, Valeska, all about how she takes care of them.
There's a lot to do!
What do cats eat?
What does Nigel like to play with? Where does Nigel like to nap?
Why does Valeska feed them in the evening?
What are cats good at?
Where does Valeska get their special medicine from?
Does Valeska have to brush her cats every day? Why not?
Have a look at each card. Does it represent 9 or 10?
Sort the cards into two groups. If you can't print out the pictures - you could draw them or write the letters.
For story time today, listen to Barbara reading one of her favourite stories. 'My cat likes to hide in boxes' by Eve Sutton & Lynley Dodd.
Here are Barbara's cats...hiding in boxes!
Our new topic is all about animals and...us! We will looking at the animals we have as pets - and how we care for them. We will think about the role of vets and how they help animals, and also of animal shelters. We'll be taking a closer look at some of the animals we use for every day things, such as the bees that work to make our honey, the sheep that provide our wool and the birds that lay our eggs.
Think carefully about what you have learnt from Amanda about caring for a puppy or dog.
Can you answer these questions? You may need to watch the video again.
What does Chester do first thing in the morning?
How many times a day does Chester need to be taken for a walk?
What does Amanda need when she takes Chester for a walk?
How many times does Chester have to eat a day?
What does Chester eat?
Why does Amanda have to brush his fur?
Would you like a dog as a pet? Why?
You do not need to write the answers to these questions. Just tell your grown up the answer - you can video some of your answers if you like. I would love to hear about what you have learnt :)
We can talk about the answers to these questions in tomorrow's live zoom.
Explore how many ways you can make 9, then explore how many ways you can make 10.
What do you notice?
Can you spot the numerals 9 and 10 in the environment?
Remember to upload photos, drawings and captions of your maths learning into Tapestry.
Can you try some of these exciting activities Rakhi has set?
You could have a go at one each day!
You could try being an engineer...
Or an aeroplane designer?!
Can you be a boat builder? This boat really moves!
Or perhaps you want to be a scientist today? You can try this chocolate experiment. I wonder what will happen...
Here's another fascinating science experiment...
Happy Chinese New Year!
Well done for a truly amazing term reception. It's been really different for everyone, but you've all tried your best and stepped up to the challenges - check the blog later today for a celebration of your learning this term!
I'll see you in the live at 10 today.
Follow this link to practise your phonics skills within Set 4 - j, v, w and x
When your child is reading you one of the coloured reading books, you can support them by reminding them of our key reading strategies.
If it is a sight word we:
If we don't know a word we can:
If you feel your child can't use these strategies for a particularly tricky word - you can give them word to help them move on.
Please send any feedback of how your child has found the book in to Tapestry. I have even received some videos which has been great!
Here are some of your thoughtful and creative Valentine’s Cards :)
Do you know all of this week's sight words?!
How many spots do the dominoes have on each side? How many do they have altogether?
How to complete and record the activity...
Even more wonderfully unique sight word games...party hats and teapots!
Now have a go at drawing your own picture with some groups to count out. Here is mine:
Some Marvellous Maths Learning...(so far this week!)
Listen to Elmer and then click here or on the quiz to answer questions on the story.
Making a card (to complete after our whole class zoom!)
On Monday we looked at the calendar and saw that it is Valentine's Day at the weekend. Today, I'm going to ask you if you'll help me write a postcard for my nephew, Max (I'll update the blog with a photo when we're finished).
If you want to use a similar design to me...watch the Art for Kids Hub video below to help you draw the funny little heart guy :)
Who will you make your card for?
Here are some of the fabulous games you've come up with to learn your sight words...can you try one of your friend's games?
Go on a walk to collect some natural objects. Explore making pairs with what you have found. How many pairs did you find? Did you have any objects left over or did they all group into pairs? I did my challenge in the snow...
Listen and watch this story, 'Winter Garden' by Ruth Brown.
Have you seen any foot prints in the snow?
Click on the pictures below to sequence the story and take a quiz.