Hello again Reception. How are you all getting on? The weather seems to be getting cooler and possibly wetter, but my plants definitely need some water to help them grow. I'm a bit cross with some baby blackbirds in my garden because I spotted them eating my strawberries!
Anyway, looking at the journals we can see lots of very creative learning taking place.
If you would like to finish the Oak Academy Space lessons, you will be writing about a character.
A reminder to send in your entries for the Golden Ticket draw and listen to the Secret Reader.
Enjoy the rest of the wee.
Mrs Simons & the Reception team.
Good morning everyone and welcome back to the second half of Summer Term. Hasn't the weather been wonderful? I hope you all had a super time with your families and were able to have lots of fun.
Our learning theme this week is Space so our book of the week is Aliens Love Underpants, but I know there are quite a few other space themed stories that would also be fun to read.
As well as the Home Learning Challenges don't forget to read every day, then you can send a photo of your Reading Record to the Golden Tickets email. You may be chosen to win a Wonka Bar!
Check the Daily Briefings for any messages or information that could be useful. Sometimes there are extra competitions to enter, or you may even hear your name mentioned if you've correctly guessed the secret reader.
While the weather stays fine keep getting lots of fresh air and exercise, we'll be doing that at school, too.
Another useful lesson for these times can be found here.
It is about Healthy Hugs. We will be watching this in class also.
If you have any questions you can message firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care everyone, and we look forward to seeing those Journal entries!
Mrs Simons, Mrs Parkins & Ms Field.
Here's a message from your teachers, who are all in school today. We miss you all.
Good morning Reception.
I hope you are having a good week at home. The weather is beautiful and so hot and sunny!
Anyway, only one extra activity that you may wish to try. It's the final Oak National Classroom lesson about rainforests.
You can find Lesson 5 here.
You will need to collect some materials before you begin, such as a glass jar or small plastic pot, but the lesson gives more details to help you.
Already we are seeing lots of amazing work based on this week's challenges appearing on journals. You are all fantastic!! We are so proud of the work you are doing.
Enjoy yourselves in the sunshine, and don't forget the suntan lotion.
Mrs Simons, Mrs Parkins and Ms Field
Good morning Reception. It's hard to believe this is the last week of the summer half term, the weeks seem to have gone by so quickly. It has been great to see how much fun you're having at home and working so hard. Many of you have enjoyed our recent topics so I hope you will enjoy reading about....spiders!
Yes, this week's story is Aaarrgghh.Spider!. Poor Spider just wants to be a family pet, and reading the story you'll find out how hard she tries to be one.
Spiders are a type of minibeast, and now the weather is getting warmer you may be able to find a few different creatures if you look carefully outside under logs or see them crawling on the ground. But do be kind and careful when you are looking! We don't want to hurt them or you.
A reminder to keep up with reading at least 5 times a week so you can enter the Golden Ticket draw. Check out other sections on the main Home Learning page also. Mrs Hobbs writes a Blog on the SEND page, Miss Layman has P.E. ideas and the Wellbeing page has supportive activities. Listen out for your name in the Daily Briefing if you have successfully entered any of the Secret Reader challenges.
I hope you enjoy this week's challenges.
Mrs Simons, Mrs Parkins and Ms Field.
Good morning and I hope you are all having a great week. It's nearly the weekend and looking at the weather forecast it seems to be getting warmer again. I hope so because I worry it's too cold for the seeds and new plants in my garden, and I know lots of you have planted some vegetables too.
I hope you watch the Daily Briefing, because you would have seen your teachers on Tuesday. Did you recognise Ms Field dressed as Florence Nightingale? And Miss Layman was a very good patient.
If you would like to complete the Oak Academy Little Red Riding Hood lessons you can find them here. But don't feel you have to!
P.E. Take a look at Miss Layman's ideas on the P.E. section, or try another GoNoodle workout or maybe even a Cosmic Kids yoga session.
Don't forget to send a photo of your reading record to the Golden Tickets email address to enter the Wonka Bar draw.
I've already seen some of the activities you've been trying this week on your journals, especially the decorated biscuits and cakes! Remember, try one challenge a day but more if you want to.
Mrs Simons & the Reception team.
Good morning everyone in Reception, your teachers are all in school today!
If you have any questions for us particularly today, why not send an email to email@example.com.
Even better, perhaps you want to know something about all the teachers at school? Mr Barron may use your question in the Daily Briefing! Again, send your question to the reception email.
Here's a message for all you hard-working parents and children out there. The weekly challenges are there for you to have a variety of activities to do. You can choose as many as you would like to do, but please don't feel you have to do them all!
We love seeing your journal entries and are so proud of everything you are able to achieve. Give yourselves a big pat on the back!
Your Reception teachers.
Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend.
Did you celebrate V.E.Day? I hope so, and if you have any photos you would like to share with us please add them to your journals or email via firstname.lastname@example.org then I will put some on the website for us all to see!
Also, I really enjoyed looking at the V.E.Day slideshow, and I hope you felt proud to see your pictures on there.
Our Book of the Week is Little Red Riding Hood, and there are a lot of different youtube animations to watch, as well as stories to listen to. Sometimes the stories can vary a little, see if you notice any times this happens.
I hope you enjoy your challenges this week. I will add more later!
Don't forget learning should be fun!
Mrs Simons, Mrs Parkins and Ms Field.
Good morning. Just a quick update of things that may be of interest at this time.
Check out this section for a variety of ideas, including recipes.Find it under home learning.
Finding suitable books to read at home can be tricky. These are suggestions of sites offering free access to many different titles at this time.
Oxford Owl. Lots of familiar 'Biff and Chip' stories.
This website offers thousands of free fiction and non-fiction eBooks.
Have a good weekend
Hello Reception, I hope you are enjoying this week's home learning challenges, there are already some super wow moments on your journals.
Did anyone watch P.E. with Joe Wicks last Friday 1st May? He was dressed as a knight, and daughter Indie was dressed as Zog!
Here are some extra activities you may want to try.
Oak National Academy lessons 4 and 5.
These carry on from The Rainbow Song and Dance lesson on Monday's challenge sheet.
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons
The following is a Year 1 lesson titled 'how to add numbers together'. Activity 2 may be a challenge, but give it a go!
GoNoodle: If you want to be active and dance, try the GoNoodle website.
Don't forget if you have read 5 times this week, send a copy of your reading record to
email@example.com if you want to be in the Wonka Bar draw.
Last week our very own Tom won a bar! Congratulations Tom.
Keep having fun everyone
Good morning everyone, I hope you are well and had a fun weekend.
This week's book is......Zog!
I hope you like stories about dragons. Zog is a bit accident prone and often needs help.
So our challenges this week are linked to the story and focus on people who help us. We all know that at this time there are a lot of people working extra hard to keep us safe and well, and many others doing day to day jobs to help us. I wonder how many helpful you can think of?
Also, don't forget to have a look at the various links on the Home Learning page. Listen to the Daily Briefing each afternoon, check out the reading competition on the Golden Ticket page and don't forget to send a photo of your reading record for a chance to win a Wonka Bar in the Golden Ticket Draw on Friday. If you correctly guess the Secret Reader you may hear your name read out in the Briefing!
A reminder about Friday's V.E. Day 75th anniversary contribution to a slideshow of bunting. I would like you or your family to decorate an A4 sized piece of bunting, similar to the picture, but decorate it however you wish. Take a photo of you holding your bunting and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, 6th May. You will be able to view everyone's bunting on the school website on Friday.
I hope you enjoy your challenges. We so look forward to seeing your wow moments on your journals each week. Keep up the good work and have fun!
Mrs Simons, Mrs Parkins, Ms Field and Miss Layman.
Gosh, a new month already and hopefully back to the sunnier weather. Still the rain has been needed for our gardens and plants. Look at how my potatoes have grown!
Have fun drawing, colouring or painting your bunting piece. It doesn't have to look exactly like mine!
I hope you have a good weekend - why not try a Cosmic Kids Yoga session!
Take care and be safe
Hello Reception, I hope you are still able to get outside despite the colder wetter weather.
Here are some more ideas for you to try with help from a grown-up.
Looking at all your journal entries makes us so proud, you are being real learning CHAMPs. So a very well done to you and your parents.
Have you listened to the Secret Reader this week? I think it may be a person some of you will know! Get your entry in by later today and if correct, you may hear your name read out on the Daily briefing.
Good morning everybody . It's been another great weather weekend so I hope you all managed to get lots of fresh air. This week's challenges are based on the book Rosie's Walk, but you can also read other stories about farms and animals.
A number of activities this week have a focus on writing. Please refer to the Reception non-negotiables to see what the aim is for most reception children by the end of the year. Click here
Later in the week I will download some phonics and maths 'extras' to give further home learning ideas. However, please don't think you 'must' do these this week!
Finally don't forget to send a copy of your reading record to be entered into the Golden Ticket draw!
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Happy St George's Day!
This week's book, Supertato!, seems to have really inspired you all! Your very own Super hero potatoes look amazing and you are being very helpful around the house. Keep up the good work!
Have you tried growing your own potato plant? All you need is a potato that's a bit old and shrivelly that's beginning to have tiny shoots growing from it. Pop it into the ground or a deep pot with quite a bit of soil or compost over it, and water it regularly. See what happens over time.
Oak National Academy
This is a lesson I would like you to watch sometime over the next few days. You will find it here.
Parents, it would be helpful if you could email any comments or feedback you may have after watching this to email@example.com
This will help with selecting further lessons for Home Learning. Thank you.
You may have seen this new heading in home learning. Miss Kavanagh has set this up with a number of activities to take a look at.
And finally, don't forget to read at least 5 times and send your entry into the Golden Ticket draw!
Have a good rest of the week
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Oops! Yesterday's Home Learning Challenge was saved as a word document by mistake!
I've added it in a PDF file now. I hope that's ok for everyone now.
Monday 20th April 2020
Hello Reception! I hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and had lots of chocolate treats, I know I did.
This week the Home Learning challenges are based on the story Supertato.
As well as trying the activities don't forget to read at least 5 times this week and then you can enter the Golden Ticket competition to try and win a Wonka Bar. Just follow the instructions under the Golden Tickets heading.
There is a whole new section on the BBC Bitesize website you may be aware of. There are Daily Lessons for children but not under a reception heading. However, under KS1 English there are Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics guides to check out. Also Reading and writing has ' The alphabet and letters' guides.
Not forgetting P.E. Miss Layman has set new challenges for the start of the Summer Term.
Enjoy the new challenges and don't forget to have fun!
Mrs Simons, Mrs Parkins, Ms Field and Miss Layman
Goodness me, I can't believe it's the end of the Spring Term. It's certainly very strange and quiet in school without lots of children.
First of all a massive thank you for all the learning you've been showing us in your Journals and via email. The pictures, writing, reading and number work look fantastic and, more importantly, it looks as though you've enjoyed doing these activities!
Here are a few ideas and websites for the Easter break.
Golden Tickets: Keep reading at least 5x a week and follow the instructions under that section on how to enter. I know Wonka Bars have been sent out to this week's winners!
Random Reading: there's a new competition to check out.
E-Safety: We're all using the internet so much more at the moment it might be worth taking a look at the information under that heading. A lot of it is child-friendly.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk: lots of phonics games to try.
www.topmarks.co.uk : lots of maths games to play for different age groups. We've used this in class.
www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/04: This blog has nature activities for children to do at home. For example, 'spotting signs of spring' and 'pretend to be nature pirates'.
Have fun and take care.