Hello Reception - welcome to the final week of remote learning, I hope you are all excited and ready to put your thinking caps on for one last time at home before we welcome all of you back into our school! I am so excited to see every single one of you! :)
This week is also World Book Day so remember to have a costume of one of your favourite characters from a story, ready to wear on Thursday this week! We have plenty of activities to celebrate this fun filled day this week!
Mr Waters :)
Show and Tell Friday - This Friday I would like you to bring anything you like from home to our last zoom session to share with the rest of the class. This may be one of your favourite toys, a picture you have drawn or maybe your favourite piece of work you have completed whilst at home. I cannot wait to see all of you this week!
Just as like last week, phonics will take place again at 9:15am and will last til 9:40am. This will also include the class register, as well as a class wake and shake up. From 9:40am to 10:00am children will then have free time to practice the sounds which they have been learning throughout the week. You may wish to do this by reading a story, playing a phonics play game or through practicing blending and segmenting words based around the sound of the day. Please use this time wisely as upon your child's return to school, we will be assessing their phonics knowledge to gain a better understanding of where each child is at within each phase.
Reception children will be continuing their phase 2 and 3 phonics and will be virtually practicing their blending and segmenting together. Please make sure that you have a whiteboard, pen and rubber to hand for this lesson. If you intend to do extra work on this, then the website https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ is great and includes games for your child to recap on the sounds which they have learnt throughout the week.
TRICKY WORDS OF THE WEEK TO PRACTICE AT HOME:
Practice reading and writing: my, her, he
Phonics Challenge - How many times can you spot our tricky words whilst reading stories this week?
You may also find the 2 links below useful to help recap on phase 2 and 3 sounds. The videos are jolly phonics songs which reception use to help remember the sound each phoneme/digraph makes through different actions. These then link to the sound cards provided in your remote learning package to help children with their letter formation.
Maths will take place each day at 10:00am, where children will use the resources below to complete an activity after watching a video from our White Rose curriculum which introduces our maths learning for each day. The link you will need for these videos can be found below:
This week Reception will be continuing their learning based around the topic - 'Building 9 and 10!'.
Monday's Lesson - Building 9 and 10!: Week 1 - Session 2 video.
Tuesday's Lesson - Building 9 and 10!: Week 1 - Session 3 video.
Wednesday's Lesson - Building 9 and 10!: Week 1 - Session 4 video.
Thursday's Lesson - Building 9 and 10!: Week 1 - Session 5 video.
Friday's Lesson - Building 9 and 10!: Week 2 - Session 1 video.
Activities to be completed after watching the recordings:
Literacy will take place again at 11am. This week we will be further looking into our new writing topic, based around the story 'Juniper Jupiter' written by Lizzy Stewart. Children will learn about the structure of the story and at the end of the week will be focusing on planning their own superhero story. Please ensure that by the time children are back at school, your child has completed the 'Planning Circles - My Story' Activity sheet, as these will be used to write their own superhero stories on the first week back.
This week we will be continuing our new topic - Superhero Materials! Reception children will be conducting their very own experiment, testing out materials which are/aren't waterproof in their households. We will also be celebrating World Book Day together as a class, so remember to dress up!
Below I have set out the changes to each day with regards to zooms as mentioned in my eezeetrip message last week, the mornings will not be affected:
Monday - No changes
Tuesday - After the register, children will log off of zoom and be asked to go off and find their own story book which they would like to read during 'story time'.
Wednesday - After the register, children will log off of zoom and conduct a science experiment testing which materials in their household are waterproof and which are not. There will also be no 3pm zoom on Wednesday next week.
Thursday (World Book Day) - No changes
Friday - No changes