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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


We have some new learning and fun activities for you to do at home this week.


Literacy

Article 14 You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

The Easter Story – You can watch a sand animation telling the story of Jesus coming back to life:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/lets-celebrate-easterperformance 

Can you retell the story? What happened to Jesus? Can you draw a picture to tell the Easter story? Can you write a sentence to describe what is happening in your picture? Do you celebrate Easter? How do you celebrate Easter?


Phonics

For phonics home learning we will continue with the phase 3 sounds.

This week we are leaning the /or/ and the /ur/ sounds and high frequency words what, there.

Teach /or/ sound

“What is the 1st/2nd/3rd sound in fork?” f-or-k

Can you segment the sounds in the following words:

cork, pork, short, sport, thorn.

Can you think of some more words with the or sound?

Can you put the words into sentences? E.g. I eat my spaghetti with a fork.

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

For pronunciation and word ideas you can watch Geraldine the Giraffe: https://youtu.be/Fm9PRHDJlv4

 

 

Did Geraldine find the same words as you? Did she think of any new words? Can you put them into a sentence? Can you write them?

Reading

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

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

Can you read the following words: fork, pork, short, sport.

Read the sentence - I put my fork there, next to my spoon.

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– What sport do you like?

Can you think of another /or/ word and write a sentence?

Point out that this is a question, so what needs to go at the end of the sentence?

Teach /ur/ sound

“What is the 1st/2nd/3rd sound in turn?” t-ur-n

Can you segment the sounds in the following words:

burn, turn, hurt, church, surf, curly.

Can you think of some more words with the ur sound?

Can you put the words into sentences? E.g. I can surf on the waves.

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

Pronunciation: Geraldine the Giraffe https://youtu.be/Q49YSWKPyVo

 

 

Did Geraldine find the same words as you? Did she think of any new words? Can you put them into a sentence? Can you write them?

Reading

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

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

Can you read the following words: burn, turn, church, surf, hurt, curly.

Read the sentence - He is hurt so he needs to see the nurse.

Write

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– My hair is curly.

Can you think of another /ur/ word and write a sentence?

High Frequency Words

What, there.

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?

Can you verbally put the words into a sentence? Can you write the sentence?

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.


Handwriting

Reception children have been learning to write using cursive letters which will lend itself much easier when children begin to learn how to join letters as they move through the key stages. The children are doing really well with their formation and enjoy the 'whoosh up' as they begin to write letters! If you can encourage children to follow our handwriting policy at home too and watch out for children who are using capital letters in the middle of words. 


Maths

You can design your own Easter egg! Why not draw your design on paper, thinking about colours and shapes you may use and what pattern your egg will be.  Will your design be a repeating pattern? Now can you hard boil an egg & add your design to it? How will you get your design onto your egg? What tools will you use? You could paint or use felt pens. Could you dye your egg your favourite colour before adding your design?

You could get some ideas for your egg patterns from the Numberblocks!

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT7282PUKnY

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

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

 


Understanding the World

Article 30 You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose. 

Children will begin to show interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them. They talk about significant events in their own experience and recognise and describe special times or events for family or friends. Children know some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family.

You can watch Toby celebrating Easter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-easter

You can watch Pippin and Auntie Mabel learn all about flowers and plants as they ‘Come Outside’ to do some gardening:

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op86kAE0Nsw 

What did they need to plant their flowers? How will the flowers grow? Where were the bulbs planted?

Vocabulary: bulb, seed, roots, water, sun, soil, nutrients, food, grow, petal, leaves, stem, scent, daffodil, cropping, parade.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/radio-mr-bloom-under-the-soil


Physical Development

 

 

The Early Learning Goal for Physical Development is for children to show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. 

It's important that children are participating in PD as it not only keeps children active but it also boosts well-being and confidence. There are some Joe Wicks 5 minute mover videos on the Twinkl website like the one above at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-move/joe-wicks-twinkl-move but also children can get moving in many other ways, such as playing catch, rolling a ball, playdough activities, hula hoop, painting. We will be regularly updating activities and ideas.

There are some great yoga workouts too on Youtube by Cosmic Kids Yoga: 
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 


EAD (Expressive Arts and Design)

You can design an Easter bonnet!

How will you make it? What tools and materials will you need? What colour will it be? What shapes will it have? Can you draw your design first and edit your ideas? What do you need to change and why? What size will it need to be? How can you measure your head and hat? Don’t forget to email us a photo of your creation! We can’t wait to see you wearing your bonnets!


PSED

NHS hand washing song:

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