Reception - Kestrels and Eagles
Packs of work were sent home last week to get you off to a good start! If your child was not at school you can pick up your folder on Wednesday 25th between 9am and 3pm - however please do not come up to school if you are self-isolating - we will keep your pack and you can phone us later to arrange collection in due course.
We will be uploading a phonics and maths session daily for you to complete with your child. We do not expect any work to be handed in, however we have provided a workbook for your child to use should you wish.
Keeping children active is also important during the school closure period. A couple of suggestions include:
Thank you for your support!
The EYFS Team
Latest Phonics Lesson - Friday 3rd April
Draw a picture of something you did yesterday (in your book). Then make a diary entry in your book and write down what you did yesterday. Remember, “Think it, Say it, and Write it”
Don’t forget to segment the words slowly and clearly, writing each sound down as you hear it. Remember all digraphs, you can use the work sheets you already have to support this.
You can begin with “Yesterday ………
See if you can use words other than “I went….”
*After, then, next, later, after dinner,
Latest Maths Lesson - Friday 3rd April
Please download the link below from White Rose Maths to find your activities for the day.
Latest Phonics Lesson - Thursday 2nd April
Today, please follow the link to go to Phonics Play and play the game Pick a picture. Start with Phase 4 then Phase 3 Digraphs. Please complete this twice, and then complete the sheets. If you have no printer, write the word and draw the picture in your books.
Remember: username march20, password home
Latest Maths Lesson - Thursday 2nd April
Today we would like you to focus on odds and evens.
Explain to the children that quantities that can be shared into two equal groups are even and when there is one left over and the groups are unequal it is odd.
Listen to the story below or watch the Odds and Evens episode of Numberblocks on YouTube.
Follow up activities:
Encourage the children to work out odds and evens independently by using objects. They could have a teddy bear picnic with two teddies. If they had 4 biscuits and shared them equally between the two teddies, would they both get the same? Does that make 4 odd or even? How do they know? What about 5 grapes? Can you make a list of all of the odd numbers and all of the even numbers?
Follow the link to play an odd and even game on topmarks
Latest Phonics Lesson - Wednesday 1st April
Today we would like you to use your phonic knowledge to write some sentences.
Write two sentences for each picture in your book. Remember to “Think it, Say it, Write it” Use your phonics to make your words. Don’t forget capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
Latest Maths Lesson - Wednesday 1st April
Today we would like you to focus on measuring length and height.
When making direct comparisons, children often say that something is big or small. Try to encourage your children to be more specific and use mathematical language for length (long, short), height (tall, short), and breadth (wide, narrow).
First, watch the video below and listen to the story. Listen for all of the height/length words!
Then, you could order your teddies or soft toys according to their size.
You could cut and order the bears in the file below.
You could use a non-standard unit of measurement (lego, building blocks) and measure your soft cuddly toys at home. Can you estimate how many bricks long your teddy is?
Phonics Lesson - Tuesday 31st March
Today we would like you to focus on revising reading and writing using the digraphs we have learnt.
Follow the link and match the word to the picture:
Next, match the picture to the sentence:
Draw a picture and write a sentence for it in your books.
Maths Lesson - Tuesday 31st March
Today we would like you to focus on one more/one less.
Please watch the video below.
Do they know that when you find one more, you add one? When you find one less, you take one away?
Can they get a plate and some tweezers (or a peg, or tongs) and put small parts on (cheerios, pasta, buttons, beads, etc.). Can they add one/take away one?
Use a dice (2 to make it more challenging) and find one more/less than the number you roll.
Complete the worksheet below from twinkl.
Phonics Lesson - Monday 30th March
Today we would like you to practise segmenting and blending words with the sounds you have learnt. Please find the document below.
Can you spot which words are real and which are nonsense?
Fill in your key with a different colour for real words and nonsense words and then colour in the correct boxes below. If you cannot download, make a list of the nonsense words and a list of the real words in your books.
Maths Lesson - Monday 30th March
Today we would like you to focus on doubling numbers up to 10.
Remind the children that doubling means 'twice as many' or 'same again'. Mirrors are a good way to show doubles!
Show them how to find doubles by using our fingers. Say a number (up to 5) and show children that many fingers on one hand, explain to the children that to double you need the same on the other hand. How many have you got altogether? Encourage them to say the sentence: e.g. 'Double 3 is 6. 3+3 is the same as 6.'
Can you use objects / your fingers to work out all the doubles to 10? Record them in your book: 5+5=10.
Use duplo/lego to make two towers the same height and add up the total.
Use sets of dominos and add up the totals.
Pair up (clean!!) socks. If you had 3 socks, how many would you have when you double them?
Need a challenge? Follow the link below for a doubling and halving game:
Phonics Lesson - Friday 27th March
Today we would like you to focus on the 'ow' digraph (as in 'cow'). Please go to the link below, using the username: march20 and password: home. Here you can find the game 'Picnic on Pluto', where you can select Phase 3 and the sound 'ow'. Children should use this game to practise reading 'ow' words and sort them into real and nonsense by dragging them to Obb or Bob.
Then, write down three words with the digraph ow in your book.
Maths Lesson - Friday 27th March
Today we would like you to focus on addition and subtraction.
Please print the numicon from the file below (or make your own!). You can use these in a part whole model or on their own to make addition and subtraction number sentences.
Using the numicon, how many different ways can you make your whole? E.g. How many different ways can you make 7? Record the number sentences in your workbook or on scrap paper.
Keep your numicon safe, as we will use them for another activity!
Phonics Lesson - Thursday 26th March
Today we would like your child to focus on high frequency words (tricky words).
Follow the link below to the Tricky Word Trucks game on phonicsplay. Select 'Phase 3 Tricky Words' or 'Phase 3 All HFW' and choose your vehicle.
How quickly can you read the tricky words? Try again - did you improve your speed?
If you were unsure of any words, write them down and practise. Can you use any of them in a sentence?
Maths Lesson - Thursday 26th March
Today we would like your child to focus on adding and subtracting.
Play the box game. Put some toys one at a time in a box, counting them together as you go, so that the children cannot see them inside. Ask: 'Can you show me on your fingers how many are hidden?' Add one more to the box and ask the children to show you on their fingers how many there are now. Show them the inside of the box, can they count them to check?
To deepen understanding:
What if we add two more?
What if we take one out? Two out?
Can you record how many there were? How many there are now?
Can you write the number sentence to show what we did?
Phonics Lesson - Wednesday 25th March
Today we would like your child to focus on the 'ch' and 'sh' digraphs.
First, please follow the link below to watch the 'ch' and 'sh' Alphablocks episode. Ask your children to read the words as they are made.
Then, complete the worksheet attached. Children should match the words to the pictures and try to write the words in the boxes.
Write down a sentence with the word: wish.
Remember: think it, say it, write it.
You should have finger spaces between each word and a full stop at the end of your sentence!
Maths Lesson - Wednesday 25th March
Today we would like your child to focus on 3D shapes.
Use the document below or draw your own table. First, can you name the 3-D shapes in the table? Then, have a look around the house - how many 'real-life' 3-D shapes can you find to match the ones in your table?
You can either write or draw the household objects in the third column.
Challenge: Can you count and record the number of faces that each shape has?
Phonics Lesson - Tuesday 24th March
Today we would like your child to focus on the 'igh' trigraph.
Use the document below. Your child can either highlight or write down the words they find that use the 'igh' trigraph.
When they have found the words, can they write down three other words that use 'igh'?
Maths Lesson - Tuesday 24th March
Today we would like your child to focus on adding to make 10.
To start, please follow the link to watch an episode of Numberblocks.
Using your Part Part Whole model or your tens frame, can you use objects to find the different ways to make 10. Can you draw pictures on the PPW model to show how to make 10? Can you write the number sentence on all the ways you can make 10?
Your children will know how to use these resources but if you need any support or ideas then please visit white rose maths to support your child's learning
Phonics Lesson - Monday 23rd March
Today we would like your child to focus on rhyming strings.
Please follow the link below, where your child can listen to the clip and match it to the word that rhymes. Please disable any ad-blocking software before loading the link, or it will not work:
After this, please find the file below where they can complete the rhyming lists.
Maths Lesson - Monday 23rd March
Today we are focusing on basic counting.
Can your child:
Count to 20? Count backwards from 20? Count up to 20 objects? Count on from different starting points?
Play I count, you count (you say: 1,2 they say: 3,4 and so on, up to 20. Then in 3's. You say: 1,2,3. They say 4,5,6 and so on, up to 30).
Then, follow the link below to play 'Teddy Numbers'. You can choose which number to count up to, and whether to use numerals or words.
Every Friday the Early Years team will be sharing a story with you through video. You can find and download these videos by clicking the link below!
Reception Reading Downloads
This page is password protected, you can find the password through ParentMail or by emailing one of the team.
Communication and Language:
If you think your child would benefit from some speech and language activities, you can download the activities below to practise with them as often as you'd like.
Oxford Owl Reading: www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Phonics Play: www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Read Theory: https://readtheory.org
Hit the Button: www.topmarks.co.uk
Maths Aids: www.math-aids.com
Maths is Fun: www.mathsisfun.com
Maths Zone: www.mathszone.co.uk
NRich Maths: www.nrich.maths.org
Snappy Maths: www.snappymaths.com
Times Tables: www.ttrockstars.com
BBC Bitesize KS1
BBC Bitesize KS2