Hello Reception, welcome to Week 5 of Remote Learning! I was so proud of all of you last week because of how hard you all worked, so I hope you've kept your thinking caps on and are ready for another week of learning! This week is also Children's Mental Health Week - so please make sure you give yourself much needed breaks throughout the week - go for a walk, play a fun game (perhaps one from the Warrington Wolves Partnership Programme) and most importantly - be safe, caring and respectful :)
This Friday, for our 3pm zoom session, I will also be holding a funky hat competition, so make sure you have the craziest, strangest and coolest hats ready to be worn - you might even want to make your own throughout the week!
I look forward to seeing all of your smiley faces this week!
Mr Waters :)
All Phonic lessons will be completed via zoom at 9:15am - Reception children will be continuing their phase 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.
If you are also running out of books to read out at home - besides coming to school - you can now also access a vast array of jolly phonic e-reading books online. This particularly may be good if you have an android or apple tablet as they are free to download! Remember, you still need to be reading with your child/ren at least once every day.
Link for Jolly Phonics e-readers: https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/jolly-phonics-e-readers-now-available/
TRICKY WORDS OF THE WEEK TO PRACTICE AT HOME:
Practice reading and writing: she, we, me
Phonics Challenge - Can you make one of these tricky words through using construction materials? (lego, blocks outside etc)
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 9.30am, 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 - 'Growing 6,7,8!'.
Monday's Lesson - Growing 6,7,8!: Week 1 - Session 3 video.
Tuesday's Lesson - Growing 6,7,8!: Week 1 - Session 4 video.
Wednesday's Lesson - Growing 6,7,8!: Week 1 - Session 5 video.
Thursday's Lesson - Growing 6,7,8!: Week 2 - Session 1 video.
Friday's Lesson - Growing 6,7,8!: Week 2 - Session 2 video.
Activities to be completed after watching the recordings:
Below I have also attached blank ten frames.
If you find that your child is really enjoying this maths topic and want to enhance their learning, please feel free to use the games and ideas below to encourage their thinking at home and dig deeper.
Literacy will take place again at 11am. This week we will be continuing looking into our new book 'The Something' written by Rebecca Cobb. We will explore this losing story and use model texts to assist our learning. Please make sure on Wednesday your child comes to the session with their favourite toy.
Please find the daily resources for the Literacy activities below:
This week we will be exploring a new topic - 'Hot Climates!'. It was so lovely to see how much you all enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year last week. This week we will be diving further into this new topic and gain an understanding of hot climates around the world, as well learning about different foods and where the originate from! I hope you are all excited :)