Welcome to Foundation Stage Class!
This is our school. With God’s help we care for one another, are curious in our learning, and know we are all loved.
Luke 10:27 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'
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Reception Home School Learning
Hello to my wonderful Reception class, and, of course their wonderful parents and carers!
During this difficult time, I hope you are keeping safe and well and looking after each other!
As you are now completing your learning away from school, I will be posting all your weekly learning activities and ideas to complete at home on this class page. This will be updated every Monday. Learning should be made as fun, active, creative and as engaging as possible. There will be a range of activities, useful links, games and videos available for you to complete at home. The home learning will consist of consolidating previous learning at school but also learning new things.
Home learning will be different for each child/ family so we are not setting strict time guides but giving you lots of options of work (computer based and non-screen) to complete over the period away from school. Remember, these are suggestions. If some things seem a bit hard (or easy), you can always choose your own ways to learn. Look at the ELGs and activity pdfs provided to give you some more ideas.
Enjoy and have fun! And remember..... please ensure children are not sat down for too long and that they have plenty of brain breaks, playtimes and fun!
Look after yourselves and remember to take lots of photos/keep a diary to share of your learning for when we return back to school. I'd love to see what you've been up to!
Home learning: Week beginning 30/03/20
Hi- I hope you are all staying safe, doing well and that your first week away from school was a success :)
Please remember, there is no expectation that you complete all of these activities or pdf links that are listed below. They are just a list of ideas and activities for you to choose from, if you wish, (that link to our learning) to support learning at home to make it as easy for you parents as possible.
Please do not allow yourself to become stressed or worried about completing lots of home learning tasks from this page. The most important thing is to spend time together and to stay safe.
Select EYFS- Phonics. Then play Phase 3 Phonics match Words to Pictures Game 1 and Game 2. Word to picture matching game allows children to practise reading Phase 3 words.
- Carry on with daily writing task from previous week (See attached file below)
- Write a menu to let your family know what is for dinner/lunch each day. Roleplay as a waiter/ waitress. What would everyone like in their sandwiches for lunch etc? What drinks would everyone like to have with their dinner? How many people are there? How many plates, forks, cups etc do you need? Write out name cards for everyone in your family to show them where to sit.
- Try completing a keyword word search from the pdf provided below (pdf)
Reading: At school we have been reading traditional tales including Goldilocks and the three bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Enormous turnip and Jack and the Bean stalk. It would be great if you could read these stories at home, if you have copies of them (there are also version on youtube too if you don't have copies- just make sure to check the story/ adverts etc before showing children)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/storiesry listening to stories too:
Oxford Owls contains over 100 free eBooks (see link below). These are online eBooks encouraged to help children to read using phonics. The books are just like the ones the children read at school. You will need to create an account but there are 100’s free eBooks for your children to read. Remember to select the correct age range- 4-5 yrs and a great selection will appear.
- Go on a number hunt. Where can you spot numbers around your home?
- Painting: Use water or paint to practise number formation
- Chalk- Draw a hopscotch grid on your patio and count the numbers as you play.
- Counting objects: Give your child different numbers and let them count out correct amount using pieces of pasta, beads, blocks etc
- Complete Easter maths booklet (see pdf below)
Look at subtraction. Model subtraction problem. (take away, minus)
- https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ Select EYFS- Maths. Then play Reception taking away game.
UTW: Username: student6062 password: waving
We have been learning about people who help us. Please log on to the link below to espresso, using the above username and password. https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso
After you have logged in, please search for ‘People who help us’ and select foundation as the key stage.
Select the People who help us module. You can select to learn about people near us, people far away and people in other countries. There are videos to watch for each key person and some activities available as well. Perhaps you could make a fact booklet with things that you have learnt?
- Paint or draw a rainbow and display it in your window for others to see. If you have already created a rainbow why not add some spring flowers? or
- Build a fort or a den and have a teddy bears picnic inside. Invite your family to join you. Is your den good enough to sleep in? or
- Do some finger printing. You could make it into an Easter card.
RE: Why not try watching a bridgebuilder worship?
Fine motor skills/ scissor skills:
Mindfulness- Draw an Easter egg. What patterns can you draw? What colours could you use?
40 acts of kindness
Other activity ideas to try together-
World Book Day- Design your favourite book character on a potato!!
During our time in the Reception class we learn the importance and joy of being part of our school community, by joining in with school routines and events. By the end of the year we are confident, independent and firmly established within school life.
In the Foundation Class we follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum (EYFS). During the day we learn through play, exploring and discovering from all the learning areas in our classroom.
These 7 learning areas include:
Prime Areas - Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, and Communication and Language
Specific Areas - Numeracy, Literacy, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design
Reading is a very important part of the Early Years curriculum, so we spend a lot of time enjoying listening to and joining in with a variety of stories. A strong grasp of phonics helps us to become independent readers.
- Reading 5 x per week- Checked every Monday for Reading Reward stickers
- Keywords- Weekly check on a Friday
- Phonics/letter formation homework- Due in every Wednesday. Given on a Friday.