JANUARY UPDATE

Activities for Reception during home learning.

While you are off school please keep yourself busy with the following activities. Remember to continue learning through your play too!

We have created 10 days of work for you for you to go alongside all of the remote learning you are doing with us. 

  Phonics/Writing Maths Extra 
Day 1

Practice saying the phonics sounds here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRoFpvC0yn0

Visit the Monster phonics website here. Click week 1 and 2 Jack and the Beanstalk. Learn some more about the oo sound. 

https://monsterphonics.com/home-learning-in-the-covid-19-lockdown/reception-home-learning/

Now visit https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/pick-a-picture

Select phase 2. Sound out and blend the words and then click the matching picture. 

Visit the White Rose Home Page here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Select the most recent week (The top of the list) and work on a maths activity of your choice each day. 

 

 

 

Here are some links to a variety of maths games suitable for Reception.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

http://ictgames.co.uk/ select maths and explore some of the maths games.

Subitise with Jack Hartmann. What do you see and how do you see it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSlA-u_ABmU

 

 

Learn how to form the numbers here. https://www.showme.com/sh?h=WLWBTIe

Here is a link to some super songs and rhymes. Can you join in with them and do the actions? https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx

 

 

We are learning about winter this half term.  Explore some winter themed games here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/winter

 

Make some ice together at home. Use different containers and place toys, glitter of food colouring in them. How can you turn the water into ice? Will you use the freezer or outside? Is it colder enough to make the water turn to ice outside? When your ice is ready it's time to investigate and explore it! How does it feel? How will you get the trapped toys out? What will make it melt faster? 

 

Can you create a winter themed picture? Maybe you could create a winter snow scene or a snowman? What materials will you use? 

 

Have a look for a recipe together and have a go at making this at home. https://symbolworld.org/categories/show/33

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2

Visit ICTgames.co.uk and select the activity 'Sky Writer.'

Use this to help you practice forming the letters of the alphabet.

Watch them form in the sky and join in by writing them in the air.

Now write the letters on paper or on a whiteboard.

Day 3 Practice reading some of the focus words you have taken home from school. Can you find a green froggy, cool blue, yellow I or Miss oh no sound in the words? Ask your family to hide some of the words around the house. Now can you go on a focus word hunt, find the words and read the ones you find?
Day 4

Using the sound cards you have taken home from school can you build some simple cvc words like; cat, dog, pen, sun, kit, bell, huff? Sound out the word on your fingers, build the word using the sound cards and then write it down. Can you make a list of word? Can you draw a matching picture? Maybe you can build some nonsense words too!

Day 5 Play Picnic to Pluto. Click the link below, select phase 2 and pick a sound to practice reading. Sound out and blend the words. Is it a real or nonsense word? https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto
Day 6

Play Bella the builder and help Bella to build the words.

Select phase 2 and pick some sounds to focus on. Listen carefully to the word, sound it out and click on the sounds needed to build the word.

https://www.phonicstracker.com/games/BellaTheBuilder/index

Day 7

Can you think back to a celebration (Christmas or New Year!) that you have had with your family and friends and talk about your memories? Where was the celebration? What was the celebration for? What did you do? What did you wear? What did you eat? How did you feel? 

Draw a picture of the celebration. Now can you label some of the things in your picture using your phonics sounds. Can you write a short sentence using words that you can spell using your phonics and your focus word cards. You could write something like; It is fun.    I had fun.  

Day 8 Can you sound out the word to match the picture? Can you use magnets or your sound cards to build the words? Can you write the word? Now can you write a sentence like this; It is a cat.    A big bag.   Write the CVC words | Teaching Resources
Day 9 Read and listen to some Monster Phonics stories together and discuss what happens. What focus words can you read? Can you sound out and blend some of the words? https://monsterphonics.com/reading-books/monster-phonics-storytime/
Day 10

Can you read the word and match the picture?

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/hanging_monkeys_US.swf

 

Here are some ideas for activities for Nursery to complete.

Go on a hunt for sounds around the house. What can you find that makes a loud sound? quiet sound? a ting sound? a bang sound? Can you think of some words to describe the sounds you find and hear? Play a listening game together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Kp_J9kvNM Can you guess what the sound is? Can you practice copying and writing your name?  Can you do some subitising (say how many there are without counting) up to 3 around the house? How many apples can you see in the apple bowl? How many trees do you see in the garden? Choose some songs and rhymes to sing together. Can you create some actions? Can you make some props? https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx Use dough to make some creations. Can you use the scissors to cut the dough? Can you use a knife and fork to cut the dough?
Practice your cutting skills. Ask your mum or dad to draw some straight lines, circles or zigzags. Can you carefully cut along the line or around the shape? Can you draw a picture of you, your friends and your family? Don't forget to draw all of the body parts on the people that you draw. What sound do the names start with? Can you practice forming the letters the sounds make? Play Teddy Bear Numbers using up to 5. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers Collect some junk modelling and art materials. What can you create together? Can you use your creation to make up your own story? Can you use your other toys in the story too? Can you use paint and explore mixing some colours? What colours can you mix? How can you make the colour lighter or darker? Now you have a lot of colours can you paint a picture of a celebration? You could paint Christmas, a party or a wedding.

 

Monster Phonics

Here is the parent login for the Monster Phonics Website. You can access lots of Monster phonics printables here. 

Username: parents

Password:  homelearning

https://monsterphonics.com/home-learning-in-the-covid-19-lockdown/reception-home-learning/jack-and-the-beanstalk-3/

 

Education City

Visit the Education City website and login to access lots of education games that will support maths, English and understanding the world development.

Your child's username is their first name followed by a zero e.g Tom0   

The password is dog. 

 

Remember to rest, relax and also do some exercise to look after your body and mind. Search for Cosmic kids yoga, Joe Wicks and Just Dance for Kids.