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All work done at home can be sent to myself (Miss Martin) on this email: yearr1m@messingham.n-lincs.sch.uk

Home Learning Activities for the Week Beginning: 6/7/20

This half-term, we are going to be looking at superheroes as our new theme.

Please find below a summary of the learning in the Reception class for the week beginning: 6/7/20.

For any children that are completing work at home, work can be sent to Miss Martin using the email address above.

 

You may also prefer to upload photos and work to your child's online Tapestry Journal. The Tapestry address is: https://tapestryjournal.com/   

We appreciate that you do not all have printers or means of downloading the sheets. You can always do the activities to the best of your ability on a piece of paper and send a photo of the work. Whatever you can and when you can!

Please note that now teachers are in school, they will only be able to respond to the emails and to the Tapestry work, once a week. We will set the work and reply to the previous week’s work on a Monday. We request that Monday is the day when you send any work from the previous week. Thank you.

 

 

Literacy Activities- Week beginning: 6/7/20

This week, we are going to listen to a new superhero story about a Superworm. We are also going to learn some facts about worms to help us to write some information about them. Please choose from the selection of activities below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pZwNie69n8    The Superworm storybook

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00nrqekk1Q0  The Superworm song version

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O40A-6Jmt4   Worm Facts for children – UK clip

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-zc_1vjLnI   Worm Facts for children – American clip

 

As we have more children coming into school for teaching groups from this week, the activities that will be covered on the teaching days in school have been identified. Please note that as different groups are coming for their teaching on different days, we have not specified which days the activities will be covered to try and avoid confusion.

 

1)Listen to Superworm – Discuss the story events (Covered by all children in school this week)                                                                                                                                                      We have attached a copy of the Superworm PowerPoint for you to read and discuss. There are also other online versions provided above. Please encourage children to become familiar with this story, as we will be writing it next week, but answering comprehension questions this week. Can children remember and recall the main events for the beginning, middle and end of the story?

2) Writing the lower-case alphabet in order – (Covered by all children in school this week)                                                                                                                               A sheet for this activity is attached below. Can children correctly record the alphabet in order and place the letters correctly into the lines? Children will need to be able to produce small and neat letters, so they fit into the line on the sheet. To finish, can children turn over the paper and record the alphabet without looking at the guide?

 

3) Writing facts about worms – Facts about worms (Covered by all children in school this week)                                                                                                                                                    We have included some fact cards about earthworms and noted some video clips above for you to investigate and find out some more facts about worms. After reading and discussing these, can you pick some key facts to write all about worms? Two versions of the sheet are attached called ‘Facts About Worms’. Alternatively, these facts could be written onto any piece of paper, preferably lined.

4) Writing a recipe for a magic potion to bring back Superworm (Covered by all children in school this week)                                                                                                       Superworm was held captive by Wizard Lizard after smelling the petals of a magic flower. Can children invent a new potion that Superworm can drink to destroy the spell that has been cast? Can children think of a list of ingredients and also a recipe for how to make the potions? When writing the potion recipe, encourage children to start the sentences with the bossy verbs, e.g. Put the ….. Get ……. Cut the …… Mix the ….. Stir the ….. Chop the …… Pour the …… Drink the …. Two versions of the sheet are attached.

To bring this activity to life, you might like to make the potion outdoors. Children could be encouraged to use natural resources such as petals, mud, leaves, herbs and grass. This activity is also included in our ‘themed’ section. Making the potion will not be completed at school and could be something fun to do at home!

5) Superworm comprehension Questions ( Home-Schooling)                                               A selection of questions about the Superworm story are attached below. The questions could be answered verbally, or children can write the answers onto the sheet. Please find the question and answer sheet attached below.

6) Spelling Shed websitePlease sign in and work on your spellings for this week.

Maths Activities - Week beginning: 6/7/20

Below you will find the weekly work that we have set for your child from our school. You may also like to sign up to the daily maths sessions called Number Fun that will be broadcast at 10am on weekdays on YouTube. Please find the link below.

This week, we are revising the language and skills of measurement. The key aims this year, have been to develop children’s skills in estimating quantities, applying counting skills to measure accurately and to broaden the vocabulary of children, so they have a range of words to describe and compare their measurements. A PowerPoint that provides talking points to encourage discussion is attached below.

 

 

 

1)Estimate and measure – Superhero footprints  (Home Schooling)

Can children estimate and then measure the size of the superhero footprints? If you do not have cubes at home, you could measure with something else that is a standard measure, e.g. paper clips or pasta. After measuring, can children talk about the different sizes? Can they make comparisons between the lengths? To extend, can children work out the difference between one measurement and another, to say how much longer one item is than another? If ready, children could also measure using a cm measuring tape or ruler. Please find a PowerPoint called Measuring footprints attached below alongside the Footprint Measuring Sheets. You may have some of your own superhero toys at home that you could also measure.

 

2)Measuring worms (Home Schooling)

Using dough, string or even spaghetti, can children create worms of different lengths? Can children make some worms to match the length of lines drawn on a piece of paper? Whilst making these worms, can children compare and order the lengths? Which is the longest worm and therefore, Superworm? Encourage children to verbalise how they are ordering the worms. Can children estimate and then measure the worms using cubes, pasta, paperclips or an alternate method that you may have? Again, children could use a cm ruler. Can children write down the lengths of the worms that they have made in the correct order? Again, children could calculate the difference between one worm and another.

 

3)Ordering the lengths of the worms – Sheet. (Covered by all children in school this week)

Can children cut out the worms from the sheet and order them on the leaves from the longest to the shortest? Ensure that children always measure each worm from the beginning of the leaves in each line. Can children then measure the length of each worm using cubes, pasta, paperclips or a cm ruler? Again, children could calculate the difference between one worm and another as an extension activity. Please find the Ordering worm lengths sheet below.

 

4) Practical Capacity Work (Covered by all children in school this week)

This activity asks children to use their counting skills and mathematical language, as they explore the capacity of different containers. At school, children will be given a small paper cup (shot glass size) to fill larger containers. Children will be asked to predict before measuring and identify the container that they think will hold the most and the least water. Before measuring the capacity of each container, children will be asked to estimate how many cupfuls they think will fill each container.  After measuring, children will be asked to compare the capacity of the different containers.

 

5) Capacity Sheets – (Covered on Friday by KW1 and KW2)

The sheets attached, ask children to identify the capacities of different containers. The sheet titled, 'In a muddle' asks children to read and match the correct container to the correct description. The capacity sheet asks children to draw in the correct water levels and to read and identify the correct container from the description. Please find the two sheets below.

 

Please find below sheets to help with these skills.

If you have finished all the tasks uploaded for the week there are some fantastic resources on 'White Rose Maths Hub' Please follow the attached link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

Themed Activities– Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design – 6/7/20

Our learning this term is linked to superheroes. Please choose from the selection of activities below.

 

1)Wound Worms (Covered by all children in school this week)

Can children very tightly wind wool, ribbons or string around a worm cardboard shape? This is a skill to develop fine motor control too. Children can select different colours and create a pattern along the worm shape. Children will need to learn how to tightly attach the pieces with Sellotape and also how to tightly wind the wool in order to cover the shape. Please see the challenge card attached to illustrate the idea.

 

2)Worm mud paintings (Covered by all children in school this week)

Can children explore making paint using mud? What can children add to the mud to change the texture or the colour? Can children paint a picture of worms with the different shades that they have created? This activity is more about experimenting with the media as opposed to producing a neatly finished piece of artwork. You could complete this activity outdoors on large pieces of paper.

 

3)Digging for and investigating worms (Home Schooling)

Can children go hunting for worms in the garden? Children may have to dig or to look in moist places such as underneath rocks and logs, etc. Can children make observations of the worms and how it moves? Can children compare the worms that they find? Are they all the same? Children may like to look back at the Earthworm fact cards provided for one of the literacy activities.

 

Phonics Activities

You will find PowerPoints attached for Phase 2 and 3. These contain the letter

sounds, words and reading captions that we have been learning in Phase 3. Some of our pupils will still be revising Phase 2 and working within each phase. We cover these aspects daily.

 

We have now attached the Phase 4 PowerPoint. There are no new letter sounds within this phase. The focus is on reading words with adjacent consonants at the beginning or end of words, e.g.

  1. Initial consonant clusters – frog, drum, string, and green.
  2. Final consonant clusters – belt, nest, milk and dust.
  3. Initial and final consonant clusters, e.g. grind.

Children also work on reading and spelling two-syllable words such as lunchbox, twisting, driftwood, printer, treetop, starlight, floating, shampoo and thundering.

Children must only move on to looking at the Phase 4 work, if they can confidently identify and use all of the 42 graphemes (identified in the Phase 3 PowerPoint) when they read and spell words.

We have included three phonics sheets below. 

 

1) Phase 3 Sheet – Draw pictures to match the captions

This sheet asks children to read the captions and draw a picture to show that they have understood it. This sheet has been attached before, for those who were ready for it.

 

2) Phase 4- Read and Match the captions

The second activity asks children to read the sentences and match them to the correct pictures. This activity includes two sheets.

 

Physical Development - Week beginning: 6/7/20

Handwriting

This week we have combined the handwriting sheet with literacy work on recalling the alphabet in order. Please see the literacy section.

 

PE Games

Every weekday, Joe Wicks does his PE Lesson on YouTube. It starts at 9am and lasts for half an hour. Search for, P.E with Joe.

Miss Houldridge has included a whole section on the class website under the Sport section. This can be found in the list under ‘Children’. Please refer to the activities here if you would like some more activities.

 

At school, children have been enjoying the Cosmic Kids Yoga and Go Noodle. We have included some clips that link to our superhero theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py4fhsx3Ct4 Bounce Patrol – Let’s be superheroes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx08FrWBp0g Cosmic Kids – Spidey Superpowers

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnO-lGEMOXk Cosmic Kids – Spider Power Yoga Compilation

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok7V1pWtRzs Go Noodle – Superheroes Unite!

I have uploaded the work for week 7 below. This is the final week of school for this academic year. This class page will be taken down at some point soon so please download any work you may need for the upcoming week. 

Home Learning Activities for the Week Beginning: 13/7/20

In the last week of this half-term, we will be finishing our superheroes theme and looking forward to the summer holidays.

Please find below a summary of the learning in the Reception class for the week beginning: 13/7/20. For any children that are completing work at home, work can be sent to Miss Martin using the email address above.

 

You may also prefer to upload photos and work to your child's online Tapestry Journal. The Tapestry address is: https://tapestryjournal.com/   

Please note that now teachers are in school, they will only be able to respond to the emails and to the Tapestry work, once a week. We will set the work and reply to the previous week’s work on a Monday.  Thank you.

 

Please note that in this final week of term, the website will be under maintenance and re-organisation for classes for September after Wednesday.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support and Homeschooling over this last few weeks. Unfortunately, I will not be able to say a proper farewell to all pupils and their families this year. I hope that everyone has a restful and enjoyable summer holiday! Thank you

From Miss Martin.😊

 

 

Literacy Activities- Week beginning: 13/7/20

This week, we are going to finish off our work about Superworm. We will also be taking time to think ahead to the summer holidays, and to look back over your child’s first year at school.

 

1)Writing the alphabet with Capital letters. (Covered by all children in school)

A sheet for this activity is attached below. Can children correctly record and order the alphabet in capital letters and place the letters correctly into the lines? Children will need to be able to produce neat letters, so they fit into the line on the sheet. To finish, can children turn over the paper and record the alphabet without looking at the guide?

 

2) Retelling the story of Superworm (Covered by all children in school)

Can children retell the story of Superworm? Children should be encouraged to think of sentences for the beginning, middle and the end of the story. A story map and a PowerPoint for Superworm has been attached below. There is also a sheet for children to write the story of Superworm. Alternatively, children can write the story onto any piece of paper, preferably lined.

 

3) Summer Holiday Bucket Lists (Covered by all children in school)                             

There is a PowerPoint attached for you to discuss and look through before getting started. At school, we will be explaining that a bucket list is a list of things that you would love to be able to do. It doesn’t mean that you will get to do all of them. Adults at school will be sharing ideas for their bucket lists this summer. Can your child think of a list of things that they would like to do this summer? There are two versions of this sheet attached for children to write their bucket lists for this summer.

4) My Favourite Memory of my first Reception year. (Home Schooling)              

Sometimes, children surprise us with what they remember from their first year at school. It is not always the things that you expect them to remember!! There is a  sheet attached, which gives children a chance to look back over the last year, but also a way to transition to the end of the Reception year.

5) Spelling Shed websitePlease sign in and work on your spellings for this week.

Maths Activities - Week beginning: 13/7/20

Below you will find the weekly work that we have set for your child from our school. You may also like to sign up to the daily maths sessions called Number Fun that will be broadcast at 10am on weekdays on YouTube. Please find the link below.

This week we are learning about telling the time. As we come to the end of a school year and look back and look forwards, this seems an appropriate theme to finish on. Please find below some games, and a PowerPoint below that will help with some of this week’s activities.

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/days-of-the-week-ordering-multiple-choice-quick-quiz-tg-t-93 -A game to identify the missing days of the week.

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-28781-months-of-the-year-seasons-powerpoint - Months and seasons PowerPoint

 

1)Finding different ways to tell the time (Home Schooling)

Please find a PowerPoint attached below which will provide opportunities for you to talk about ways to tell the time. Can children look for different examples of ways to tell the time at home? Children may like to draw a selection of these. Alternatively, children may like to make a watch or an outdoor clock. See ideas on the challenge cards below. Please use this opportunity to talk about the long and short hands on the clocks.

 

2)Time Challenges (Home Schooling)

These activities are to help your child develop some appreciation of how long some lengths of time can be. We have attached some challenge cards for children to investigate what they can do in one minute. Can your child help to measure the time, e.g. using the timer on a phone or a tablet? Can children repeat the activities and try to beat their scores? Can children think of other activities that they could time and score for one minute? What about for five minutes? A twinkl home challenge card with time activities has also been included with other suggestions.

 

3)Days of the Week – Yesterday and tomorrow – (Covered by all children in school)

Before starting this activity, it is recommended that you look at the twinkl quiz for ordering the days of the week. The link for this game is given at the top of this section. This activity requires children to understand the idea of yesterday and tomorrow. Children are given a day and asked to identify which day it would be yesterday and tomorrow. Please find a sheet attached to illustrate this idea.

 

4) Read and tell the time - (Covered by all children in school)

PowerPoints have been attached for telling the time with both o’clock times and then with half past times. Most children will be ready for the o’clock times. Some children may now be ready to read the half past times. Please choose those which suit the level for your child. There are some sheets to complete after this activity. There are sheets to read and record o’clock times. Secondly, there are sheets to record both o’clock and half past times. Please take this opportunity to talk about the length of the hour and minute hands on the clocks.

 

5) Months of the year (Covered by KW1 and KW2 only)

This is an opportunity to look back and talk about the month when we started school.  We can also talk about the seasons and events that have occurred during our time in Reception. A PowerPoint about the seasons and months has been included at the top of this section. This will provide ideas for discussion. Can children complete the wheel for the months of the year? Can children read the months and glue them into the right order? Children may like to identify key months, e.g. colour or label the month of their birthday and any other important events for them. This also provides an opportunity to show which month we are currently in and when children will return to school for Year One.

Please find below sheets to help with these skills.

If you have finished all the tasks uploaded for the week there are some fantastic resources on 'White Rose Maths Hub' Please follow the attached link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

Physical Development - Week beginning: 13/7/20

Handwriting

This week we have combined the handwriting sheet with literacy work on recalling the alphabet in order. Please see the literacy section.

 

PE Games

Every weekday, Joe Wicks does his PE Lesson on YouTube. It starts at 9am and lasts for half an hour. Search for, P.E with Joe.

Miss Houldridge has included a whole section on the class website under the Sport section. This can be found in the list under ‘Children’. Please refer to the activities here if you would like some more activities.

At school, children have been enjoying the Cosmic Kids Yoga and Go Noodle. We have included some clips that link to our superhero theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py4fhsx3Ct4 Bounce Patrol – Let’s be superheroes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx08FrWBp0g Cosmic Kids – Spidey Superpowers

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnO-lGEMOXk Cosmic Kids – Spider Power Yoga Compilation

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok7V1pWtRzs Go Noodle – Superheroes Unite!

Themed Activities– Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design – 13/7/20

Our learning this term is linked to superheroes. Please choose from the selection of activities below.

 

1)Make a magic wand to help Superworm  (Covered by all children in school)             Wizard Lizard captured Superworm with a magic spell. Can you make a magic wand to stop the magic and help Superworm? Can you find a good stick to make your wand? You could use natural resources or any resources from indoors, e.g. wool, ribbon, glitter paint or coloured papers to make your wand.

2)Superworm Scavenger Hunt (Home Schooling)                                                           Please see a hunting sheet attached below. Can children look for creatures that feature in the Superworm story? You will find the list of story creatures included.

3) End of Term Party!!! (Covered by all children in school)                                                 At school, we will be hosting a small ‘bubble’ party to celebrate the end of term. This party will include real bubbles!! You may like to host your own little party at home to celebrate the end of your first year at school. You can choose your own theme. Maybe children could help to prepare their own party food? Don’t forget to have lots of fun with this one!!!

Phonics Activities

 

We have included two sets of phonics sheets below. 


1) Phase 3 Sheet – Label the items in the pictures.

These sheets ask children to label the items indicated in the picture. The labels should use the Phase 3 letter sounds that we have been learning this year. This is a way to revise all these sounds.

 

2) Phase 4 - Label the items in the pictures.

These sheets ask children to label the items indicated in the picture. The labels should use the key teaching ideas of Phase 4, where adjacent consonants are used.

I will finally upload website logins here so you can access a full range of resources from many websites. Please email me on the website at the top of the page if you have any questions or concerns and I will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for you help if this uncertain time - Miss Martin :)

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons = https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons - These are aimed at Year One but your child may be able to access these.

Oak National Academy =      https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#subjects.  This is an online classroom where a teacher provides a series of lessons.

Twinkl = www.twinkl.co.uk/offer  Password:   PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

Classroom secrets = Google "Classroom secrets free home learning packs".

Hamilton Trust = Google "Hamilton Trust Home Learning Packs".

Oxford Owl = www.oxfordowl.co.uk - School reading scheme books that can be read online- Most Useful

Teachers Pet Classroom resources = Google and download the free learning packs.

imovement = https://imoves.com/the-imovement

Phonics Herohttp://bit.ly/2Slj9il and other resources if you just google "Phonics hero".

Number Fun = https://numberfun.acemlnb.com/lt.php?s=eac096160d49e6e453e044c1523676be&i=52A68A1A177 

tes.com = You can create yourself a free account, there is a range of resources that can be downloaded for free for all subjects and topics. 

TTS = https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html (Free 40 page home learning booklet)

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