In the meantime we read the recipe for Salt Dough.
Have a go at reading the recipe and making your own Gingerbread Salt Dough people at home.
Remember - salt dough is not for eating.
Remember to always check your homework book for your individual handwriting practise.
This week we are thinking about number formation.
We read the story 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers this week.
Look carefully at the pictures below. How is the boy feeling in each picture? Can you explain why?
Watch the retelling of the story below to help you.
We have been learning lots of new sounds in phonics.
Check your homework book to see which letters you need to practise!
Remember to look at your sight words every day. Take a look at the video below to see how you can practise them.
We don't sound out sight words, we just 'see the word, say the word!'
Well done Reception for taking part in our Children in Need day, the school raised lots of money for children around the world.
There are different types of exploring. People can explore the seas, the skies, the earth...and even outer space!
Look at the scenes below. Which place would you like to explore and why?
Create a picture of the place you would like to explore. Use anything you have at home!
You could use colouring pencils, paints, felt tips or crayons. You may even like to create a collage using material and glue.
Here are some ideas to get you started...
Remember to practise your sight words...and have a great weekend!
This week some of the children have been thinking about bridges.
We were talking about Tower Bridge and London Bridge....
How are they the same? How are they different? Which do you like best and why?
Can you build a bridge? What will you make it out of? How will it stand up? Who will cross the bridge?!
Bring your bridge to school on Monday or take a photo and email to Lucy email@example.com
Remember to check your homework books to see your fine motor and pen control practise.
Always think carefully about the caterpillar letters.
Oranges and lemons
Say the bells of St Clement's
You owe me five farthings
Say the bells of St Martin's
When will you pay me?
Say the bells of Old Bailey
When I grow rich
Say the bells of Shoreditch
When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney
I do not know
Say the great bells of Bow
Here comes a candle
To light you to bed
Here comes a candle
To light you to bed
Here comes the chopper to chop up your bread!
The bells of Shoreditch are very near school...
Can you go to see the tower they are in? Maybe you could draw a picture of Shoreditch Church - or take a selfie outside!
As an extra challenge I wonder if you could visit any other of the bells in the song! I can't wait to hear about your adventures. Send in any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to those families who have sent in pictures for our 'Where in the World' display - it's looking great! We are still missing a few though! Scroll back through the blog to find out more.
Have a fantastic half term everyone and see you after the break :)
For those children who have to stay at home this week there will still be lots of exciting activities and learning opportunities to be had.
We have read the story 'A Squash and a Squeeze'. Listen to the song below and join in.
What animals are in the story?
Draw a picture of each animal and think about what sound you hear at beginning of each one.
Can you think of any other words that begin with this sound?
p - p - pig! I hear that sound at the beginning of pen! and pan!
For fine motor practise today try making the animals out of play dough!
Follow this link to play a number matching game. Start with numbers up to 5 and then challenge yourself with numbers up to 10!
We look forward to hearing how you've got on :)
Send pictures of your learning to email@example.com and put 'for lucy' in the subject.
For those children who have to stay at home this week there will still be lots of exciting activities and learning opportunities to be had!
We have read the story 'Old Bear' in reception.
Lucy read the story to nursery last year...have a listen!
These are some questions you can think about with your grown up at home!
How did the animals feel when they thought Old Bear might never be rescued from the attic? How do you know?
What happened at the beginning?
What happened in the middle?
What happened at the end?
What was the most exciting part of the story for you?!
These are some of the words we've talked about:
ladder, marvellous, trap door, rescue, lonely, brave, pilot, handkerchief, parachute
Do you know these words? Can you find out or think about what they mean?
Can you make a parachute? What will you make it out of?
We look forward to hearing about your ideas.
What fine motor activity will you do today? Have you tried one of these?
Make some number cards!
Start with 1 - 5.
Can you mix them up and then put them in the right order again?
For homework this weekend, we will be thinking about independence and self-care.
You may want to try putting the hood on first like a superhero!
If you are confident to put on and take off your jacket, practise doing up the zip or your buttons by yourself. Or maybe tying your shoelaces? Can you undo the top button of your school shirt?!
Please send any photos of you learning how to become more independent to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'For Lucy' as the title.
Please scroll down the blog to see the 'Where in the World' homework from a few weeks ago!
Sharing a book at home...
At the beginning of the week your child will choose a book from the book corner and take it home to share with you.
There are many ways to share a story. You can read it to your child, you can look at the pictures together, or maybe they can remember the story and can retell it to you.
After sharing the book you can discuss the story.
Did you enjoy this story?
What was your favourite part?
Who was your favourite character?
Did you like the ending?