Reception Mrs Thorpe and Mrs Orton
We hope you are all well and are pleased you've come to look for some ideas to keep your learning going.
It would be great to see what you have been up to on Tapestry. We have already seen that children have been completing their home learning packs, making playdough models, earning snacks by completing chores and even learning to play the keyboard!
If you have any questions or want to any support with anything please email our class email address email@example.com We will be answering emails between 9:00 and 3:30 Monday to Friday.
Why not start your day with some physical activity...Joe Wicks is streaming a live PE lesson each morning at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
We also spend time at school strengthening our fingers with fine motor activities, you might have noticed these activities are usually out first thing in the morning. We try to use tweezers, thread beads and improve our cutting skills. Our classes favourite fine motor activity is playdough. This is great for making fingers work.
We learn our phonics through the scheme Read Write Inc. Lessons are being streamed daily at 9:30am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/videos
There are also many other videos to support parents with phonics, including the correct way to say each sound.
Your child had a phonics reading and writing workbook in their home learning pack. Any opportunities to write words or sentences will be beneficial. Ask your child to tell you about Fred Frog and explain to you how they use their Fred Fingers!
Oxford Owl have more support and ebooks can be read for free at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/ These are the books that children bring home from school.
Reading books with your child is a fun way of sharing time together and is a great way to develop vocabulary. Reading books more than once is important so they become familiar but if you are after something new Audible currently have books to listen to for free. https://www.audible.co.uk/
When reading together talk about the story and the characters, talk about the meaning of new words and think about your favourite part of the story.
Numberblocks are a fantastic resource for teaching of many Number concepts. We have been looking at pairs of numbers which make 10 and adding 2 single digit numbers with practical resources. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
We have also been looking at 2d and 3d shapes and describing their features.
In addition so the activities in the home learning pack here are some more ideas:
- Keeping a daily journal - writing and draw a picture each day.
- Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs.
- Do some cooking - measuring ingredients and looking at recipes.
- Practice counting to 20 and back again.
- Count actions and objects - can you do 20 jumps, claps etc.
- Practice sharing equally - have a teddy bears picnic share biscuits or fruit between the toys equally.
- Play board games together.
- Complete a jigsaw together.
- Make a junk model. Name the shapes cube, cuboid, cylinder etc.
- Have a shape hunt in the house or garden.
- Make a pair of binoculars with paper roll cylinders and sue them to look for signs of spring.
- Exercise in the garden, practice ball skills, make an obstacle course.
Enjoy some time talking to each other and finding something new to try.
Keep safe and we hope to see you all soon