Spring 1 - Week 3:
Reception have been using a part part whole model to help to add 2 groups together. We might say: I have 3 apples, put 3 apples in the first part (first circle). Then I get 2 more apples. Put 2 apples in the second part (second circle). Remind me what I have: 3 apples and 2 apples. Can we write this as a numbers sentence: 3 add 2 equals ??? 3 + 2 = Let's move all of the apples to the whole (large circle at bottom). How many apples altogether? Let's count them 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Can we finish the number sentence now? 3 add 2 equals 5, 3 + 2 = 5.
Some of our Reception friends have been counting on. We used the part part whole method to support this too. Before we move the 2 parts down to the whole, we remind ourselves how many in the first circle and put our whole hand covering the objects. Then we count on each object individually on the second object. So for these apples, we would say THREE, four, five. We will try to upload a video on Monday so you can see what this looks like!
Autumn 2 week 6
This week we have been practicing our nativity "Fairytale Land Nativity Show".
For homework this week we would like you to sing one of the songs to your grown ups.
If you have a speaking part you can practice your lines with your grown up too.
Autumn 2 week 5
Next week we will be looking at The Christmas Jolly Postman. In the story the characters are all fairytale characters who get post from each other. For homework this week we would like you to think about a fairytale character eg Goldilocks and then write her a card or a letter.
You can upload to tapestry and bring in on Monday as we would like to see them and display them
Autumn2 week 4
For homework this week we would like you to watch the story below. We would then like you to retell the story to your grown ups. You could change your voice depending on what character your playing.
You can upload a video or pictures to tapestry we would really enjoy watching them with our friends at school.
Autumn 2 Week 3
For homework this week we would like you to go on a number walk. You could walk around your house and see what numbers you can or you could go for a walk outside and see what numbers you can find.
What different numbers did you see?
Autumn 2 week 2
This week we have been looking at The Three Little Pigs. We have talked about the story and we have acted out the story. We changed our voices when different characters spoke. When we played the wolf we made our voice deep. When we were the little pigs we made our voice high.
For homework this week we would like you to make your own puppets from the story and then retell the story to your family telling them the story of The Three Little Pigs.
You could upload a video of you retelling the story or a picture of your puppets.
We would love to see your puppets in class so you could bring them in to school too.
We have also provided reading books this week. Please can these be returned each day. They will be changed on the Friday.
Autumn 2 Week 1
Next week we are going to be reading The Three Little Pigs. For homework we would like you to draw a picture of the three little pigs and have a go at labeling them. Remembering to use your 'Fred Talk' and all the sounds we have learnt in phonics.
Please upload your pictures to tapestry.
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Autumn 1 Week 8
Next term we will be learning about celebrations. We will be exploring all the different celebrations that we celebrate, whether this birthdays, Eid. Diwali, Christmas or Easter.
Over the half term we would like you to think about all the different celebrations you celebrate or will be celebrating soon. You could draw pictures of the special things you will eat, any special ornaments you display etc.
We look forward to seeing all the different things you celebrate!
Over half term we ask that you also continue to practice phonics.
We hope you have a lovely break and please do share any special days you have or anything that you think your friends would like to see when we return in a week.
Autumm 1 Week 7
For homework this week we would like the children to have some fun reading a story book in an unusual place. For example they could read their book in the bath, on a trampoline or on a climbing frame or their favourite place. We want to promote a love of reading. Reading should be fun and enjoyable.
Please upload your photos to Tapestry. We will be printing them out and displaying them in our book corner for all the children to see.
Autumn 1 Week 6
Next week we will be looking at the autumnal story of Fletcher and the Falling Leaves.
For homework we would like you to go on an autumn walk and collect a variety of natural objects that we can use in class. We would like to see some photos of your walk or a drawing which shows the variety of colours from your walk.
Please bring a variety of leaves, conkers, acorns etc in with you on Monday and we will use them through the week as we explore our environment.
Please upload photos to Tapestry as we do look as a class at the homework on a Monday morning and the children always enjoy showing their friends their hard work and learning at home.
Autumn 1 Week 5
Next week we will be continuing to look at our families.
We would like to know if you have any pets and draw or take a photo of your pet. What animal is it? What does it look like?
If you do not have a pet you could think about what pet you would like if you could have a pet and draw a picture of it.
Please upload to tapestry. We look forward to seeing all your pets!
Autumn 1 Week 4
In class this week we have been using IPads to take photos of each other and things in our learning environment.
For homework we would like you to photograph/draw/describe or video any technology you can see in your homes and upload your photograph/drawing/writing or video to Tapestry. This could be a phone, tablet etc.
This will then be shared with the class during our technology lesson on Thursday.
Autumn 1 week 3.
Next week in class we are going to be looking at our families.
For home learning this week we would like you to draw a picture of who you live with in your home.
You could label your picture and count how many people are in your home. Please upload a photo of your drawing to Tapestry.
We look forward to seeing your lovely drawings.
Autumn 1- Week 2- We have really enjoyed meeting the Wrens and Sparrows reception children this week and seeing all the learning that has been happening within the classroom.
For home learning this week we would like you to make a video with your grown up and talk about what you have enjoyed most about this week! Please upload your video to Tapestry.
If you prefer, you could draw a picture of what you have enjoyed this week and upload a photo of the drawing to Tapestry instead.
We are looking forward to seeing all your videos and pictures on Tapestry.
Autumn 1 - Week 1 Task: we would love some more photographs for our home corner and know that the children would love to see themselves and their family on the wall on their classroom! Please pop us an email with a family photograph and we will mount it on the wall of our home corner!