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Hi Reception!

On these pages you will find home learning for the current half term going forward. This will be updated each week, usually on Monday for that week, and will follow our curriculum. 

We will continue to update the useful websites page with any resources and home learning that will support your child at home, so do check in.

Please don't forget to share observations, photos, comments and queries via our email. Please put your child's first name only and class in the subject header to: reception@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk

We wish you and your families well during this uncertain period.

Stay safe,
Reception Team

 

6/7/20

Hi Reception!

We have some more learning for our new topic ‘Let’s be Explorers’!

We hope that you are all keeping safe 

Reception Team

Article of the week:

Article  17

Article 17

 Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. This should be information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them. 

 

You can also find out more about Children’s rights here:

 

 

 

6/7/20

Hi Reception!

We have some more learning for our new topic ‘Let’s be Explorers’!

We hope that you are all keeping safe 

Reception Team

 

 

Now Let’s be Explorers!   This week we are going to explore Antarctica!

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.azamara.co.uk%2Fblog%2Fparadise-frozen-ten-incredible-antarctica-facts-and-photos&psig=AOvVaw1tcG37IXQ50lAqsQKFuK25&ust=1594026462134000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCLDd-rrhteoCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAI

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-eyfs-ks1-go-jetters-continent-of-antarctica/zj9c382

Go Jetters explore Antarctica!

Literacy

Day 1

We have lots of fun activities and learning for you to explore! You can listen to the story ‘The Great Explorer’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae9G-Stazhk&safe=true

 

 

Can you answer the questions about the story, you can use the key vocabulary below to help you:

 

  • Who was lost in the North Pole?
  • Who wanted to rescue him?
  • How did he find his way there?
  • What did he take with him?
  • How did he know that he was close to the North Pole?
  • What did he see there?
  • How did he escape from the hot air balloon?

 

You may need an adult to explain the following phrases:

The boat ran aground.

On the horizon

Unhitched the rope

Pitch his tent

 

You can also listen to another reader here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G33dV1jXb4E&safe=true

 

 

 

 

Day 2

 

How did Tom travel across the ice?

Can you pretend to be Tom when he met the walrus? How did Tom travel to get away from the walrus? Did he:

Jump, Hop, skip, bounce, leap?

 

How many jumps can you do?

Can you hop on one leg, can you change leg…how many times can you hop?

Can you skip like Tom? Can you use a skipping rope? Or skip without.

How can you bounce?

What happens to your legs/body when you leap?

Day 3

What animals did Tom see on his rescue mission?

 

Can you find out more about them? Can you write a sentence to describe the walrus?

Here is mine:

 

The giant walrus has two large white tusks and brown skin.

 

Can you think of some other describing words? Can you write a sentence to describe the polar bear?

Remember your capital letter at the start of the sentence, finger spaces and a full stop at the end.

 

Key Vocab:

Literacy/UW: North Pole, iceberg, explorer, travel, hopped, skipped, jumped, bounced, leapt, polar bear, hot air balloon, giant, tusks, fur, map, ice, adventure, saucepan, sleeping bag, fishing rod, food, cup, tent, compass, flare, torch, matches, binoculars, ocean, whale, horizon, sail, spectacular, Northern Lights, satellite, plummeted, parachute, walrus, blizzard, cave, igloo, shelter, cliff, helicopter, rescue, hoisted, safety.

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Maths

 

Monday

Time: measuring shadows

Shadows are everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes. They can be plain and simple or very complex. Head out on a shadow hunt around the neighbourhood. Look at all the beautiful shadows made from things you see every day. Challenge yourself to look for the tallest, skinniest, fattest, or biggest shadow.

Choose a bright sunny day to go outside to measure your shadow, if you don’t have outside space find a windowsill that has the sun for the majority of the day. How do you think your shadow will change throughout the day? Will they be big or small, tall or thin? Can you measure your shadow at least 3 different times during the day? To measure your shadow stand with your back to the sun and get someone to draw around your shadow. If you are using your windowsill you could place an object such as a flowerpot, can of beans, or your favourite (smallish) toy on a piece of paper.

 

Can you measure the shadow using a ruler and a standard measure (cm). Do you remember how to use a ruler/ tape measure? Make sure the zero is at the very beginning of you shadow near your feet and then measure all the way to the top of your head.  If you do not have a ruler/ tape measure you could choose to measure with non-standard measure such as your feet putting one foot carefully in front of the other and counting how any steps. If you are measuring yourself, you could go outside and record measurements several times during the day.

 

Think about the questions:

How long is your shadow now?

Did the shadow grow taller or shorter?

Why do shadows change?

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Measure:height

See the attachment.

Can you cut out the penguins and place them in order shortest to tallest.

How can you check this is accurate?

You could use a ruler to measure them. How many centimetres tall are the penguins? Use your ruler to measure how tall the penguins are - Remember when using a ruler to make sure you place the object at the start on zero. 

Write how tall the penguins are in the box.

Which is the tallest? Which is the shortest? Were you right?

 

(When measuring the penguin measure his feet to his beak. See attached sheet for example).

 

 

Wednesday

Addition

Make sure the PowerPoint is in full screen

Click the start button and count how many animals there are

Click the add button and count your next group of animals

Can you add the two groups together to give you a total?

Can you write the number sentence before you push the ‘reveal’ button the answer!!

Does your number sentence match the computers check by pushing the sum button.

 

 

 

Thursday

Subtraction

Make sure the PowerPoint is in full screen

Click the start button and count how many animals there are

Click the minus button and count your next group of animals

Can you write the number sentence before you push the ‘reveal’ button the answer!!

Does your number sentence match the computers check by pushing the sum button.

 

Friday

Measure/Capacity:weight

Choose a few containers from around your home (try not to choose containers that are too big!) Can you fill them with water and pop them in the freezer. Once they are frozen can you take them out their container and weigh them?

Can you make a guess which will be the heaviest of the lightest? How could you weigh them? You could use kitchen scales or you could hold them and see which feels the heaviest or lightest. Do any weigh the same?

Can you estimate how much they weigh?

Is this the same once the ice has melted? Why do you think this?

 

Key vocab:

Counting, Addition, add, adding,  subtraction, take away, minus, counting on, altogether, total, sum, weight, heaviest, lightest, scales, measure, ruler, centimetres (cm), number sentence, estimate, equal, frozen, melted, liquid, solid.

A shadow is formed  when an object is blocking the light

 

 

 

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Phonics 

Helpful resource

The link provided below is a useful resource that you can use at home when teaching your child phonics.

The Letters and Sounds for Home and School is a YouTube channel designed by experts for use during Covid-19 with children who are learning phonics using the Letters and Sounds programme.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw?app=desktop

 

For phonics home learning we are going to revise the sounds that we have learnt in Phase 3.

This week we are revising the following phonemes /ch/, /sh/, /th/, /ng/, /ai/, /ee/, /igh/, /oa/.

New high frequency words: when, it’s

Monday /ch/ & /sh/

Show the children flash cards with words that have the following phonemes  ‘ch’ and ‘sh’. Ask the children to read the words. Play Sound Buttons to teach them blending for reading. Write a word and draw a sound button underneath each sound in the word. Pretend to press each button as you make the sound, then blend all the sounds together to say the word. Ask the children to repeat.

e.g.    l  u  n  ch        sh   o   p

           ·  ·  ·   ·            ·     ·    ·

Read the following words: chips, church, chick, cheese, chest, shark, shed, shoe, sheep, shadow

 

Can you think of some more words with the ch and sh sound?

Can you put the words into sentences?

E.g. I am going to have lunch soon.

      Is that a fish and chips shop?

Now have a go at writing the sentences. Segment the sounds and blend to form words. What is the initial (first sound), middle sound, end sound of the word?

 

 

Reading:

Remind the children what strategy we use to read the words:

“Look at the letters, segment the sounds and blend the sounds together”.

Read the sentence – I can see a chick with chopsticks.

 

Writing:

Remind the children what strategy we use to write words:

Say the word, segment the word using robot arms, write the sounds.

Write the sentence– Can you get a shell from the shop?

 

Ensure that the children rehearse the sentence verbally before writing.

Ask for capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday /th/ & /ng/

Show the children flash cards with words that have the phoneme ‘th’ and ‘ng’ Ask the children to read the words. Play Sound Buttons to teach them blending for reading. Write a word and draw a sound button underneath each sound in the word. Pretend to press each button as you make the sound, then blend all the sounds together to say the word. Ask the children to repeat.

 

e.g.  th   i    n              k     i      ng

       ·    ·    ·               ·     ·      ·

Read the following words: thumb, thin, moth, thread, thunder, sing, song, king, string, spring, fling

 

Can you think of some more words with the th and ng sound?

Can you put the words into sentences?

 E.g. Is this moth thin?

       They can sing all the songs.

Now have a go at writing the sentences. Segment the sounds and blend to form words. What is the initial (first sound), middle sound, end sound of the word?

 

Reading:

Remind the children what strategy we use to read the words:

“Look at the letters, segment the sounds and blend the sounds together”.

Read the sentence – I can see a fat moth with thin wings.

 

Writing:

Remind the children what strategy we use to write words:

Say the word, segment the word using robot arms, write the sounds.

Write the sentence– Can the king sing the new song?

 

Ensure that the children rehearse the sentence verbally before writing.

Ask for capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 

Wednesday /ai/ & /ee/

Show the children flash cards with words that have the phoneme ‘ai/ and /ee/. Ask the children to read the words. Play Sound Buttons to teach them blending for reading. Write a word and draw a sound button underneath each sound in the word. Pretend to press each button as you make the sound, then blend all the sounds together to say the word. Ask the children to repeat.

e.g.  r   ai    n                      l    ee  k

       ·    ·    ·                       ·    ·    ·

Read the following words: rain, chain, train, snail, claim, feet, tree, leek, jeep, sleep, teeth

 

Can you think of some more words with the ai and ee sound?

Can you put the words into sentences?

 E.g.  Is the rain wet?

        We are under the tall tree in the park.

Now have a go at writing the sentences. Segment the sounds and blend to form words. What is the initial (first sound), middle sound, end sound of the word?

 

Reading:

Remind the children what strategy we use to read the words:

“Look at the letters, segment the sounds and blend the sounds together”.

Read the sentence – He said we have to wait here.

 

Writing:

Remind the children what strategy we use to write words:

Say the word, segment the word using robot arms, write the sounds.

Write the sentence– Can you chop the leek for mum?

 

Ensure that the children rehearse the sentence verbally before writing.

Ask for capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 

Thursday /igh/ & /oa/

Show the children flash cards with words that have the phoneme ‘igh’ and ‘oa’. Ask the children to read the words. Play Sound Buttons to teach them blending for reading. Write a word and draw a sound button underneath each sound in the word. Pretend to press each button as you make the sound, then blend all the sounds together to say the word. Ask the children to repeat.

e.g.  f   igh    t            b    oa   t

       ·     ·      ·            ·     ·    ·

 

Read the following words: fight, right, night, delight, brighter, coat, soak, float, road, loaf, toast, cloak

Can you think of some more words with the igh and oa sound?

 

 

Can you put the words into sentences?

 E.g.  I had a light lunch.

        We get roast chicken for lunch.

Now have a go at writing the sentences. Segment the sounds and blend to form words. What is the initial (first sound), middle sound, end sound of the word?

 

Reading:

Remind the children what strategy we use to read the words:

“Look at the letters, segment the sounds and blend the sounds together”.

Read the sentence – The box is light but I can still pick it up.

 

Writing:

Remind the children what strategy we use to write words:

Say the word, segment the word using robot arms, write the sounds.

Write the sentence– She had a long soak in the bath tub.

 

Ensure that the children rehearse the sentence verbally before writing.

Ask for capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 

Friday  HFW: when, it’s

Can you read them? Do you notice any digraphs (two letters, one sound), Can you make the initial sound? Which sound is at the end? 

Are they tricky words or decodable words?

Can you verbally put the words into a sentence? Can you write the sentence? Can you find them in a book?

Practise reading these words each day, building up to read the words on sight. This will help support your child’s reading and help with their fluency and pace. 

 

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UW

This week we are exploring the Antarctica! BRRRRRR! It is a very cold place on our planet!

Do you know any facts about Antarctica? Do you know which animals live there? Which type of clothing would you need to live in Antarctica?

Watch the video below to find out some more facts about Antarctica.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3uT89xoKuc

 

 

Watch the Go Jetters video below to find out more about Antarctica.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-eyfs-ks1-go-jetters-continent-of-antarctica/zj9c382

 

Can you tell an adult what you have found out?

What do you like about Antarctica?

The Antarctic is a very cold windy place. You must wear a very thick coat, scarf, gloves and a woolly hat to keep warm! How do you think penguins, whales and seals keep warm? Watch the video below to find out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwfKCX_8fbA

 

 

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F721561171526746089%2F&psig=AOvVaw0x7AJAC26r8JMb4fLjX0S8&ust=1593772159586000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCJCryI-uruoCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAO

 

This week our new explorer is Roald Amundsen from Norway. In 1911 (over 100 years ago!), Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole. However, it certainly wasn't an easy Journey!

At first he was planning to go to the North Pole, but right at the same time the news came in that someone else had just made it to the North Pole so he changed his plans. He knew how cold it got in Antarctica, so he had special clothes made to protect him against the cold. They made special long skis and long sleds to be used on the glaciers, and big strong tents.

https://www.kid-facts.com/2020/03/roald-amundsen.html

Ask an adult to explain the new words that you are unsure about.

Can you look on a globe and point out the South Pole and North Pole?

You can look at the globe here:

https://www.echalk.co.uk/Science/physics/solarSystem/InteractiveEarth/interactiveEarth.html

 

            

 

 

Time to Experiment!

Can you try making Ice Cream in a bag without putting it in the freezer? Look at the link below to help you!

Post your pictures on WEDUC or email them to Reception@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk with you first name and class name.

https://www.science-sparks.com/how-to-make-ice-cream-with-ice-and-salt/

A video on how to make ice cream in a bag:

https://youtu.be/yMLFfmq4NzY

 

 

EAD:

Ice painting.

You will need:

· Small pots (we used yoghurt pots)

· Food colouring

· Water

· Craft sticks

· Card or paper

Begin by filling small pots (for example little yoghurt pots) with water.

Mix a tiny bit of food colouring into the pots of water.

Put a craft stick into each pot and then put the pots into the freezer.

The ice paints will take a couple of hours to freeze.

Once the ice has frozen take the ice paints out of the pots and you are ready to get painting.

TIP: If you are struggling to get the ice paint sticks out of the pots run the pots under warm water.

I would recommend painting on card or thick paper.

The ice paints made some really effective watery patterns.

You could select a couple of colours for your child to use or give them a whole rainbow of colours. I always like selecting 2 or 3 colours that I think work well together. You could use these ice painting sticks to learn about colour mixing. Just make ice paint sticks in red, yellow and blue and see what secondary colours you can mix up!


https://www.messylittlemonster.com/2015/02/ice-painting-process-art-techniques-for.html

 

History Week:

Thinking about how all the explorers that we have learnt about in the past few weeks, Mae Jemison, Kathy Sullivan and Roald Amundsen and the way that they made history by being the first people to travel to places around the world and space. We thought it would be a good idea to look at how the transport they used has changed over time.

 

You can discover more about the history of boats here:

 

https://www.kidcyber.com.au/ships-and-boats-timeline

 

Key Questions.

  • Which of the boats will carry the most?
  • Which of the boats has the best design? Why?
  • You could find out about different boats that have been used throughout history. Who used them? Why were they used? What materials were they made from?


Can you make a model of the little boat, or another type of boat? What resources will you need?

Materials to use to make a boat:

  • paper or card
  • junk modelling e.g. small boxes and lids
  • egg cartons
  • paper tubes and straws
  • foil wrap
  • plastic containers
  • scissors
  • glue and tape
  • water table or large basin

 

You could also try to make an origami boat – you only need one sheet of paper:

You may need an adult to help you with this.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEYfHp-uk0c

 

 

 

You can test your boat on the water!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-row-row-row-your-boat/zjp7kmn

 

 

Music

 

Login to www.lbbdmusichub.com/site/

 

There are three packages for children to access on the site.

The login/password has been sent via Weduc by your class teacher. Please contact your Teacher if you haven’t received it.

 

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.pixabay.com%2Fphoto%2F2018%2F03%2F30%2F10%2F51%2Fsilhouette-3275055__340.png&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fpixabay.com%2Fvectors%2Fsearch%2Fmusical%2520notes%2F&tbnid=4ZxHZznP2ONG1M&vet=12ahUKEwi_u_qQiIbqAhUI1-AKHRfbCTgQMygCegUIARDpAQ..i&docid=jC7pycdWDKyvHM&w=553&h=340&q=musical%20notes&safe=strict&ved=2ahUKEwi_u_qQiIbqAhUI1-AKHRfbCTgQMygCegUIARDpAQ

 

Activities and Resources

There are lots of additional activities and templates for ideas at the bottom of this page to help support your learning.

You can also access early years resources from the Borough website here:

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/home-learning-resources

 

We love to see what the children are doing at home!  Email us on reception@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk or upload your photos and learning to WEDUC.

Keep Safe,

Reception Team


 

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There are lots of additional activities and templates for ideas at the bottom of this page to help support your learning too!

You can also access early years resources from the Borough website here:

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/home-learning-resources

We love to see what the children are doing at home!  Email us on reception@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk or upload your photos to WEDUC.

Keep Safe,

Reception Team

Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/which-reading-level-stage/

- free reading access.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

- Free Dual language reading for all ages, set up by Amazon. 

https://www.rnibbookshare.org/browse/grade 

 

Understanding the World - Science

 

https://www.science-sparks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ScienceforEYFSPDF.pdf

https://wowscience.co.uk/resource/space-station-live/ 

 

Maths

You can find EYFS Maths progression, activity ideas and key questions at:

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/Reception-Spring.pdf

https://nrich.maths.org/early-years

www.whiterosemaths.com

You will find activity ideas to develop children's knowledge of number, shape, space and measures. As well as some early years documents, further resources and the early years maths framework.

https://www.funbrain.com/math-zone

http://www.mathgametime.com 

BBC bitesize are uploading daily content to support home learning - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

 

Literacy

www.phonicsplay.co.uk - username: march20 password: home

www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk - A great free resource for reading across the phonics phases on all levels in a fun comic style.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-3

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-4

Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/which-reading-level-stage/

- free reading access.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

- Free Dual language reading for all ages, set up by Amazon. 

https://www.rnibbookshare.org/browse/grade 

- You can sign up to the RNIB's Bookshare website for free. There are many picture books and some scheme books to download as PDFs that can be used for reading to, and reading with children.

Physical Development

It is really important to stay active and think about our bodies and general health. Below are some great websites which not only help children engage in physical activities but also make links with other areas of the curriculum such as Literacy and Maths. Children in Reception are used to a daily 5 minute workout as part of their morning routine, in addition to their PE session, so it’s important that they maintain this routine and continue to enjoy it!

Weekdays at 9am you can PE with Joe Wicks! 

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

https://www.cosmickids.com -  story based yoga workouts for children on youtube (some free versions via the cosmic kids website).

The Dance Network Association who lead on the active dance programme in schools have put together a programme called ‘social Dis-Dancing’. See below to book: 

https://www.dancenetworkassociation.org.uk/social-dis-dancing-30-april-2020  if in any doubt email chrissie@dancenetworkassociation.org.uk and she can help! 

Understanding the World - Science

https://wowscience.co.uk/resource/space-station-live/

www.natgeokids.com /uk

You can visit Dagenham fire station on a virtual tour here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d34IkJx58i4

RE:

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/religious-studies/exploring-religion-london

Take a guided tour around 8 of London’s principal religious buildings in full 360° detail.

NHS hand washing song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg