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Daisy Class - Mrs Hall - Reception




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Daisy  Class – Reception


Home Learning for Friday 15th January

English: Today we would like you to practise writing your name. Don’t forget to use ‘birdy beak’ and form your letters correctly.  The link below will give you the correct letter formation.  



Maths: Number formation – Practise forming the numbers 1,2 & 3 (then 4 & 5, then 6 to 10) You can use sticks & mud, pencil/pens and paper, chalk on concrete etc.  Once you have mastered how to form the first set of numbers, you can move on to the next set. Ask your grown up to take a photo of your lovely numbers.  


Foundation:  Play ‘Maesglas Has Got Talent!’.   Make a microphone from old kitchen roll tubes and tin foil.  (Screw some tin foil into a ball for the top and push it a little way down into the cardboard tube.  Then cover the whole thing in whatever you like EG more tin foil, coloured paper, you could paint the handle (you can make it as colourful as you wish.)

 

Then make a certificate for the winner (or have a prize, of course!) and challenge your family to talent competition.

You could...

·       Sing a song

·       Say/sing a nursery rhyme

·       Do a magic trick

·       Dance

·       Retell a story

Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

We would love some photos of your competition!




Home Learning for Thursday 14th January

English: Today we would like you to play ‘Show and Tell’.  Each member of your family must find their favourite object (toy, book, teddy etc) and take it in turns to sit on a chair and talk about it.  Ask you grown up to go first to demonstrate.  You could tell your family... 

·         Why you like it 

·         How it makes you feel 

·         Some facts about it 

·         Where it lives when you are in school 

Remember to use a big, clear voice and talk in full sentences.   

Challenge – what can you remember about someone else's favourite toy?  

 

Maths: Counting 1:1 and number recognition. Today, have a go at matching the gingerbread Man’s buttons to the correct number.  Begin with the lowest level and work your way up! 

Foundation: Can you make a boat that floats in order to get the Gingerbread Man across the river?  Here are a few ideas and links. 



    Or you can use twigs joined together using string, fold paper to make a boat, use small cardboard boxes etc



Home Learning for Wednesday 13th January

English: Today you are going to pretend to be a teacher!  Sit on a chair in front of your family and tell them the story of The Gingerbread Man. Make sure you use a big voice and speak clearly. (Don’t forget to remind your family of the golden rules when sitting on the carpet  good sitting, good listening, good looking, only one person speaking at a time and good waiting!)

 

Challenge: Can you draw a story map to help you retell the story and remember what goes next? Don’t forget to send us a photo on hwb or class dojo! 



Maths: Shape Patterns – Today, we would like you to complete some shape patterns using a great game.  Use the link below to take you straight to the game.  When you are confident, move onto level 2 then 3, but watch out...it gets trickier! 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns  



Challenge – Can you make a pattern of your own? Then tell your grown up what comes next!

 

Foundation:   Let’s get active! Listen to the music that goes with this Gingerbread Man story.  The music is slow at the beginning but look out, something happens to the music as the Gingerbread man runs away from everyone.  Can you pretend to be the Gingerbread man and run (on the spot) away from everyone?  Watch out though, the music gets faster and faster, so don't forget to keep breathing!      



Slow down if you need to!


Challenge: Can you tell your grown up how you feel after completing the exercise? Has it put you in a good mood? Talk about why it is important to stay active! 








Home Learning for  - Tuesday 12th January


English: Listen to the story of the Gingerbread Man again using the link The Gingerbread Man | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox 



Draw your favourite part of the story.  Can you pretend that you are the Gingerbread man and write ‘I am the gingerbread man’.  Dont forget to be a Resourceful Rosie and use the sound mat to Fred/sound out some of the words. (Please give the word Gingerbread.) 



Challenge  Tell your grown up why it is your favourite part.  Dont forget to speak clearly and in full sentences. 

 

Maths: Shape – Today, have a little go at the shape sorting game. Follow the link below to begin sorting! 


Challenge – Can you find 2 things in your house that match each shape? 

 

 

Foundation: Foundation: Can you design your own gingerbread house? Draw a picture or create it on Purple Mash using 2paint. 


OR Make some yummy gingerbread biscuits with your grown up.  Make sure you take a photo of your beautiful biscuits and share it with us!  (The photo, not the biscuits that is!!) 

Challenge – How many biscuits did you make? 

How many gingerbread man buttons altogether?

Can you remember what ingredients you used and which order you used them in?

 

Don’t forget to take a photo and send it to us via Class Dojo!

 



Home Learning for  - Monday 11th January

English:  Begin by listening to the story of The Gingerbread Man.  You can listen to it here.    


After watching the story together, discuss these questions with your child.  Dont forget to speak clearly and use full sentences.   

1) What is the title of the book?  

2) What happened in the story? 

3) What was your favourite part of the story? 

4) Can you remember what happened at the end of the story? 

Challenge:  Can you retell the story to your grown up? 

 

Maths: Visit the following link to play the Gingerbread counting game. It’s all about counting the buttons on the gingerbread man accurately. Try numbers 1-5 first and when you feel confident, try numbers 1-10. 


Challenge  Go on a number hunt!  Where can you find numbers in your house?  What numbers did you find?  Write them down

 

Foundation: Draw a picture/or collage/or make a 3D model of the Gingerbread Man from the story.

 

Challenge - Look in your Purple Mash 2dos to complete a Gingerbread Man online!

 

 

Don’t forget to have fun and ask your grown up to send us a photos of your finished activities!

You will have 5 dojos for each piece of completed work!

Who will be the dojo winner this week?



Here are the Reception key words 

a

went

we

and

you

at

mum

go

this

like

look

my

on

he

the

is

dad

see

said

can

here

to

going

she

 

yes

up

help

for

are

was

dog

me

big

day

no

out

play

am

with

in

of

get

they

may

has

cat

it

come

where

 

 



Extra ongoing work to play!

Here are the key words we practise in Reception. Words can be practised at home in different ways - you could ask children to practise reading or writing them. You can create a lotto game with the words if you printed them out etc. You could make it into a game e.g. by saying - when you see mum you have to shout ‘got ya!’ 

 

a

went

we

and

you

at

mum

go

this

like

look

my

on

he

the

is

dad

see

said

can

here

to

going

she

 

yes

up

help

for

are

was

dog

me

big

day

no

out

play

am

with

in

of

get

they

may

has

cat

it

come

where




Hwb user guide

Here is a guide of how to get onto your Hwb Teams to find home learning that has been set:

1)      Go to www.hwb.gov.uk (you can google hwb login too) and press log in:

 

2)    Type in your hwb username and hwb password (you can find this on the school letter)

 

 

3)    Click on the Menu and into Office 365

 

4)    When in Office 365, you’ll see these columns on the left – find Teams

 

 

5)    You can use on the web or on the app:

 

6)    Then you should see your class Teams e.g. ‘Daisy 2020’   (picture shows Rose Class!)  and check your assignments

 

7)    Press ‘hand in’ when your assignment is complete.

 

Thank you for engaging in home learning! 


 



Spring Newsletter


In the Spring term our topic will be 'All Aboard!'  -  We will be learning about different transport and journeys that we have been on and would like to go on.  

 

In Maths we will continue reading, writing and counting numbers to at least 10 .  We will continue with simple addition and introduce subtraction within 5 then 10.  We will look at data collection and handling such as pictograms. The children will have opportunities to explore patterns, sorting and classification.  Children will develop an understanding of time in relation to daily routines.  We will revise 2D shapes and investigate 3D shapes.  


In Literacy we will continue practising speaking and listening skills by retelling stories using Pie Corbett actions.   We will continue practising correct pencil grip and letter formation and work on the presentation of their writing.   We will continue learning RWI and continue introducing high frequency word recognition and encourage children to independently identify sounds by using the strategies of RWI.  Children will write in different formats Eg letters, facts, stories, recipes etc.  


P.E Lessons are every Monday. Please can the children come into school wearing their P.E kit every Monday – as they will be keeping it on all day. The children will not need to bring their P.E kit into school, in a bag, until further notice – many thanks. A quick reminder that jewellery should not be worn on P.E days for safety reasons. Thank you.

 

Outside play - The children will have access to outside play for many of their sessions so it is important that they bring coats every day. Please put their names in coats (also in cardigans, jumpers etc) so there are no mix ups. Thanks!

 

Home Learning

We will continue to assign weekly home learning for your child on Hwb and Purplemash.  (Letters with logins have already been sent – if needed again please let us know.)

We have created a 'Blended Learning Approach'. This will be to practise work completed in class.  We hope you find these activities fun to complete together.

Homework will be assigned on a Friday and should be completed by Wednesday.

 

Reading books

We have provided each chid with a 'reading record' file.  Please ensure the Reading Record files and brought back on a Friday.  These can then be quarantined over the weekend.  Books will be changed on a Monday and sent out that day.   In their Reading Record files, there are high frequency word lotto games and picture 'check lists'  for you to play and colour where appropriate (when you child knows the word).  Thank you so much for all your support with reading with your child - it has been wonderful to see so many children practising at home and we can see a massive improvement in their skills!

 

Lunch

Children can order a school dinner with their class teacher or alternatively bring their own packed lunch from home.  You can pay for school dinners online via Parent Pay.  Any issues with Parent Pay, please ring the office on 01633816047.   Any dietary requirements, please let us know.  

 

Water Bottles and Snack

Please can the children bring a named water bottle to school – containing water only (as we are a Healthy School).  If children would like to bring a piece of fruit for break time, please can they keep it in a box or labelled container or bag - thank you.

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this information.  We look forward to another fantastic term with you,  where your child will continue to develop and grow.

 

Many thanks,

Mrs Hall and Mrs Fidler