Reception

Welcome to Reception's Home Learning Page

Each day, we will add some activities for you to complete at home with the help from a grown up. For some of your lessons, we will do a live video with you. We hope you will join us for these so we can see your lovely faces while you have to stay at home.

Please remember to send some of your work so that we can look at how you have done. You can send this to our year group email address: reception@gwps.org.uk. We will email you back with what you have done well and maybe some things you could practise.

Daily Activities

Try to do these activities each day:

  • Write your full name
  • Read your reading book.
  • Practise your sounds and tricky words (see below for useful videos)
  • Count to 20 and back to 0
  • Do some exercise

World Book Day

Thursday 4th March is World Book Day.  As we are unable to have our usual fun activities in school, this year we will be linking home learning activities to Word Book Day.

 

In the run up to Thursday, there will be special Masked Reader stories added the school website each day for you to access and listen to.  Can you guess which teacher or teachers have read today's books?  You can access the stories by clicking on the World Book Day tab under Home Learning.

Home Reading

Please try to spend 5-10 minutes each day reading the book we have set on the Collins eBook portal. If you have any questions, or need support to login, please email us at the usual email address (reception@gwps.org.uk). Click on the image below to visit the Collins website. 

Friday 5th March

Daily Overview

Between each session, children should have the opportunity to play. During their play, children have the opportunity to consolidate and apply what they have learned, explore and be curious. It forms an important part of teaching and learning in the Early Years curriculum and is incredibly valuable for children’s development.

Live Lesson

Today is our last live lesson together! Before you join, think about your favourite thing you have done during home learning and the thing you are most excited about going back to school for. Bring along a plain biscuit or cookie as we will be playing a fun game with it!

Phonics

Visit the phonics page of the school website to complete the activities for today.

 

Green/Yellow: Phase 3

 

Red: Phase 2

 

Blue: Phase 1

Handwriting

Watch the videos showing how to correctly form the letters 'g' and 'q'. Practise writing in a tray of flour, sugar or shaving foam before practising on paper. Try to write the letters with the tails under the line

RE

Watch Mrs Harrison's video before completing today's activity.

Make a spring chick using the ideas below to help you. (Click on each image to enlarge.)

Yoga and Mindfulness

To end the week, and our period of home learning take some time to reflect and relax by taking part in these yoga and mindfulness activities. 

Thursday 4th March

Daily Overview

Between each session, children should have the opportunity to play. During their play, children have the opportunity to consolidate and apply what they have learned, explore and be curious. It forms an important part of teaching and learning in the Early Years curriculum and is incredibly valuable for children’s development.

Please send us photos of your World Book Day costume and some of the activities you complete today.

Live Lesson

If you like, you can come dressed as a story character for today's live lesson. Please bring along your favourite story for our show and tell time.

Seven Stories Move and Make

At 10 o'clock join the Move and Make session delivered by Seven Stories. See below for information about the session and the YouTube link. We'd love to see some pictures of you taking part!

Phonics

Visit the phonics page of the school website to complete the activities for today.

 

Green/Yellow: Phase 3

 

Red: Phase 2

 

Blue: Phase 1

World Book Day Activities

This year for World Book Day, the whole school are focusing on the same story, Little Red Riding Hood. Listen to Mrs Pearce reading the story before completing some of the activities linked to the book.

Activity 1

Make some puppets using toilet roll tubes and craft materials or pens. Use them to retell the story. 

Activity 2

Make a Get Well Soon card for Grandma. 

Activity 3

Make a basket of food that you could take to Grandma. (You could use it to have a carpet picnic afterwards)

Activity 4

Make your own cape in your favourite colour. You could use an old bed sheet or towel. Follow the link below for some instructions.

No-sew Little Red Riding Hood Cape 

Activity 5

Learn a song about Little Red Riding Hood.

Story Time

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

Wednesday 3rd March

Daily Overview

Between each session, children should have the opportunity to play. During their play, children have the opportunity to consolidate and apply what they have learned, explore and be curious. It forms an important part of teaching and learning in the Early Years curriculum and is incredibly valuable for children’s development.

Please send today's English work to the reception email address.

Phonics

Live Lesson at 9:30

For today's lesson, you will need some small pieces of paper with the following letters on them: m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b.

 

After the lesson, visit the phonics page of the school website to complete the activities for today.

 

Green/Yellow: Phase 3

 

Red: Phase 2

 

Blue: Phase 1

English

Before you complete today's activity, listen to the story Farmer Duck again.

Green and Yellow

Write sentences about some of the jobs Farmer Duck did in the story. Use the pictures to help you.

 

Success Criteria

  • Say your sentences out loud before you write them.
  • Start each sentence with a capital letter.
  • Sound out each word and write it down using letters you know.
  • Correctly spell the tricky words 'he' and 'the'.
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • End each sentence with a full stop.

Parents/Carers: At this stage, children may spell some words incorrectly as they have not yet learned all of the sounds/spelling rules. For example they may spell apples as 'apls'. 

 

Possible Sentences

He cut the wood.

He picked the apples.

He got the eggs.

Red

Look at the picture below and write a list of farm animals. Try to include at least 5 words in your list.

Parents/Carers: Children should now know most phase 2 sounds so will be able to sound out and write words such as dog, cat, duck, hen, pig using the sounds they have been taught. For words such as horse and goat, encourage children to sound out the words and record them using the sounds they know. Don't worry if they spell them incorrectly. They may look like this 'hos' or 'gut'. 

Success Criteria

  • Sound out the word you want to write with your sounding out fingers.
  • Write the letter that matches each sound. Use the sound mat above to help you if you need to.
  • Write one word on each line to make your list.
  • Try hard to keep your letters between the lines.

Blue

Draw a picture showing all of the animals that were in Farmer Duck. Add the first sound next to each animal. 

Success Criteria

  • Add some features to each of the animals so you can tell the difference between each one e.g. wool on the sheep, brown feathers on the chickens
  • Tell a grown-up about what you are drawing.
  • Say the name of the animal out loud and listen for the sound at the start. 
  • Write down the letter that matches the sound. You can use the sound mat above to help if you need to.

Maths

Look at the activities below and choose one of them to practise counting carefully. 

Green: 11 to 20

Yellow: 8 to 15

Red: 1 to 10

Blue: 1 to 6

Topic

Watch the videos below to find out about the life cycle of a chicken. 

Now create a diagram showing the life cycle of a chicken.

Include the following stages: 

  • egg
  • hatching
  • chick
  • chicken

Story Time

 

Tuesday 2nd March

Daily Overview

Between each session, children should have the opportunity to play. During their play, children have the opportunity to consolidate and apply what they have learned, explore and be curious. It forms an important part of teaching and learning in the Early Years curriculum and is incredibly valuable for children’s development.

Please send today's topic work to the reception email address.

Maths

Live Lesson at 9:30

You will need an area where you can move on the spot. You will also need some pieces of paper with numbers 1-10 on them.

After the lesson, you can play Ladybird Spots counting game. Choose the level that you think will challenge you.

Phonics

Visit the phonics page of the school website to complete the activities for today.

 

Green/Yellow: Phase 3

 

Red: Phase 2

 

Blue: Phase 1

English

Listen to Mrs Pearce listening to Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell.

Now look at the illustrations from the story below and talk about how the duck was feeling in each part. You can click on the images to enlarge them.

Try to use different feeling words to describe his emotions rather than just happy and sad. Explain why you think he is feeling that way, using the word 'because' e.g. 'I think he is feeling confused because he can't hear the farmer shouting.'

Feeling Words

Topic

This afternoon, we are going to find out about farm animals and their babies. Look at the pictures below and match up the adults and their young.  You don't need to print this off.  You can just point to the animals and talk about your ideas with a grown up.

Now look at the names of different baby animals. Can you match them to the animals above?

piglet

calf

lamb

duckling

foal

chick

poult

Watch the video to see if you were correct.

Green/Yellow: Draw and label four baby farm animals.

Red: Draw and label two baby farm animals

Blue: Draw two baby farm animals. Add the initial sound next to each picture.

Story Time

I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell

Monday 1st March

Daily Overview

Between each session, children should have the opportunity to play. During their play, children have the opportunity to consolidate and apply what they have learned, explore and be curious. It forms an important part of teaching and learning in the Early Years curriculum and is incredibly valuable for children’s development.

Topic - Live Lesson 9:30am

Watch the video below before today's live lesson. Use the questions to support discussion about the video.

What animals can you see?

What do they look like?

Where do they all live?

What is a farm?

For the live lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. It would be useful if you made a simple table like the one below to record your answers to the quiz.

There are lots of songs about farm animals. Listen to the ones below and join in with them. 

Phonics

Visit the phonics page of the school website to complete the activities for today.

 

Green /Yellow: Phase 3

 

Red: Phase 2

 

Blue: Phase 1

Maths

Each Monday, we are going to focus on a number and develop our understanding of it's value and how to form the numeral correctly. 

Today, we are looking at number seven. If you like, you can watch this episode of Numberblocks all about it. Look at the picture below and point to all of the images that represent seven.

It is really important that we form our numbers the right way. Let's watch how to correctly write number 7.

Look at the video below and then try it yourself.

Start by practising in the air, using your pointing finger.

Then have a go in a tray/plate of rice, flour, shaving foam, salt or lentils.

Finally, write it on paper. See if you can neatly write 10 number sevens using the correct formation each time.

 

Say the mantra to help you: 'Across the sky and down from heaven, that's the way to make a seven.'

English

Each Monday your child will be allocated a new online reading book. Please use this time to log into Collins Books and read your new book.

 

If you are having trouble accessing the site or need your login details resending then please contact sgwreception@gwps.org.uk 

Story Time

 The Pig in the Pond by Martin Waddell

Jolly Phonics Songs

Phonics Flashcards - Phase 2

Tricky Word Song