Mrs Goulty-Brown, Mrs McCallum, Mrs Gray and Miss Ingram are missing your smiley faces and would love to see what you have been up to whilst you are at home. Your grown up can send pictures of things you have been doing or work you have done to YRlhps@gatedu.org
We can then post it on the website so you can see what your friends have been up to.
Remember to keep practising your words and sounds from your phonics. Try practising your writing using your phonic sounds. Don't forget to ask your grown up to send us pictures of what you have been doing.
It's half term this week so make the most of the gorgeous weather we are supposed to be getting! If you are bored here are a couple of ideas you might like to try this week. Remember to stay safe!
Friday 22nd May
Good Morning! Our Superworm maths today is making worms of different lengths and then using your fine motor skills to try and make the longest Superworm you can! Can you measure your worm? You could use your feet, Lego blocks or anything other object to measure it.
It's Friday so it's secret reader day. A huge thank you to Daniel's mum for being our secret reader today.
Next week is half term so we will post some fun ideas on Monday if you need something to do, otherwise enjoy yourselves and don't forget to send us photos of all the lovely things you are doing. Stay safe.
Thursday 21st May
I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful sunshine yesterday. Today we have our phonics and maths for the day. Today you can make tins of minibeasts and then identify coins and use money to buy them. Can you identify all the different coins? Can you use your adding skills to find totals?
We also have another fun phonics ideas for you. Write phonemes (letter sounds) on empty bottles/packets and then ask your adult to create you words to read. They can also tell you words to spell. How many words can you make?
Have a fantastic day.
Wednesday 20th May
Hello. It's forecast to be a lovely day so I hope you are going to be making the most of the nice weather. The maths today is all about counting whilst moving e.g. ten jumps, 5 claps, 6 spins or timing how many skips/jumps/hops you can do in a minute.
We have our daily phonics and why not try making some fairy soup/potions using natural things found in your garden or on your walk. Mix them together with water and see what happens!
Have a lovely day.
Tuesday 19th May
We have our usual phonics lesson video today. The maths activity for Superworm is to draw worms and write numbers in order on them. Can you start at different numbers or count backwards? If you want an extra challenge you could count in 2's, 5's or 10's.
If you are missing our music lessons then there is a song to learn today and an idea for shaving foam paint.
Have a great day and we can't wait to see the photos of everything you have been doing.
Monday 18th May
Good morning! Today we have our usual phonics lesson and our maths this week is based on a brilliant story called 'Superworm.' Listen to the story and then you could try making string art patterns and repeating patterns.
If you are feeling arty we have included an idea for making artwork with flowers and paint. Have a great day!
Friday 15th May
Good morning! It's Friday so that means it's Secret Reader day!!!
Today's secret reader is......... Mrs McCallum. We hope you enjoy the story.
Thursday 14th May
Good morning. I hope you had a good day yesterday looking for mini-beasts and making them using natural materials. Today we are continuing with the story 'The Very Busy Spider'. In maths we will be learning about doubling, halving and sharing. The power point below explains these and provides some ideas for when you are working with your child/children.
Wednesday 13th May
Good morning everyone, it's the middle of the week already. Your maths task today will focus on number bonds to 10 (please see the power point below). I wonder how many different ways you can make 10 (e.g. 1 + 9 = 10). In phonics, we will be learning 'oi'.
Tuesday 12th May
Good morning, we hope you are ready for another day of learning! Your maths activity is on the power point below and it relates to subtraction problems. You could draw and cut out some little fly pictures to help you work out the problems. Good luck!
Monday 11th May
Good morning, we hope you had a lovely long weekend with your family. We would love to see some photos from your weekend.
Friday 8th May
Good Morning. It is the 75th Anniversary of VE day. Are you celebrating in any way? We know that some children have been making flag and bunting and Daniel has made a delicious cake. If you have a VE Day celebration please send us some photos.
If you would like to find out more about VE day we have included a short video explaining why we have VE Day.
We have added today's maths activities. Making caterpillars from playdough, talking about the passage of time across the week and learning a song.
Have a lovely weekend and stay safe.
Thursday 7th May
Good morning! The weatherman says it's going to be a lovely, warm day today. The maths activity today is to see if you can find any of the food from 'The Hungry Caterpillar' story and have a picnic (any food you have will be fine!) Can you share the food equally between how many people are in your family? Does everyone get the same amount?
You might like to try making an ice cave for your toys. We have added instructions if you would like to try it.
Don't forget to have a look at the spring activity ideas we posted yesterday.
Have a great day and lots of fun!
Wednesday 6th May
Good morning. It's a lovely sunny morning. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us photos. Some people have been trying out the maths activity ideas based on the Hungry Caterpillar.
Today we have added an art idea and some spring ideas which you can do over the next few weeks. There's a lovely page about butterflies and ideas of things you can do. Take a look!
Tuesday 5th May
Hello. Thank you for sending us lots of photos of all the lovely things you have been doing. Today for maths we are finger painting. Can you make some caterpillars using fingerprints? Can you make them different lengths and then order them?
Other ideas for today is to learn about and draw and label the life cycle of a butterfly. The story of the very hungry caterpillar will help you.
You could also make a symmetrical butterfly. Cut out the shape of a butterfly from paper, paint half the paper and then fold it over. Now your butterfly should have symmetrical wings (the same on both sides).
Have a good day.
Monday 4th May
Good Morning. This week's story for our maths work is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar.' We've added a link to the story for you to watch before you try some of the maths activities. Today it is looking for 2d shapes and making art using shapes. who can find different shapes around the house? Can you make some art in the style of Kandinsky? There is also a link to today's phonics lesson. Have a lovely day.
Friday 1st May
Good morning! I can't believe it is May already.
As it is Friday, we have our secret reader for today - and it's not Mrs GB!! A huge thank you to Jorge's mum for being our reader today.
I know lots of you have been enjoying the phonics lesson videos so I've added the next one to watch.
Some children have been enjoying the scavenger hunts so I have added two new ones to try.
Have a lovely weekend and keep sending us the brilliant photos.
Thursday 30th April
Good morning! It was lovely to talk to so many of you yesterday and hear about the lovely things you have been doing. Keep sending us photos and videos as we love to see them.
Today we have another maths idea linked to 'The Night Pirates.' Today is making a boat that will float and hold 5 pieces of treasure. How will you make your boat float? What is the largest amount of treasure that your boat will hold?
I've also added another video of a phonics lesson. Have a good day.
Wednesday 29th April
Good morning! For today's maths task linked to 'The Night Pirates' you need to create a treasure map and go on a treasure hunt. The key is to use positional language (e.g. behind, above, in front of, beside, next to, on top of, below, under etc.) If anyone does this we would love to see the pictures.
If your child is missing their daily phonics lesson there is a daily phonics lesson for reception at 10am on YouTube from Letters and Sounds which is the phonics scheme that we teach from. I've added a lesson for you to see but just search 'Letters and Sounds.' (It is the one with the orange circle.)
Tuesday 28th April
Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and staying safe at home. Today I will include the maths plan for 'The Night Pirates.' Did anyone make a telescope yesterday and compare the lengths of different tubes?
Today it's looking at different objects and seeing whether they can float or sink. I tried walking the plank along a piece of string. It's very tricky to keep your balance. Who can do better than me?
Who fancies trying some art today? I've added a link to an artist called Liz Million (she can be found on YouTube). She shows you how to draw using simple shapes. It's lots of fun!
Monday 27th April
Welcome to another week. The sun is shining so make the most of it. The White Rose Maths this week is based on the book 'The Night Pirates.' I have added the link so you can listen to the story before trying some of the activities.
Friday 24th April
Good morning! We hope you are all well and had another lovely week of learning and fun. It's Friday and time for secret reader again. Who is it today? It's......... Mrs Goulty-Brown again (sorry). We promise that it will be someone different next week. Remember your adult could take a video of themselves reading a story and they could be the next secret reader (please ).
After listening to the story you could draw a picture of your favourite part and write a simple sentence about it or make stick puppets and act out the story with your family. If you fancy a challenge you might like to re-write the whole story!
Thursday 23rd April
Good Morning! I hope you are all ok and staying safe. There are some lovely resources on White Rose Maths and there is a weekly plan of exciting activities to do based around a story. This week it is Supertato!
Follow this link and it will take you to the weekly plan and activity ideas.
Wednesday 22nd April
It's another sunny morning so I thought that today a fun maths activity which you can do outside would be a good idea. Write numbers on the ground with chalk or on pieces of paper and stick them up outside. An adult will shout out a number and then with a squirty bottle or water pistol (if you have one) you have to run and squirt the number as quickly as possible.
Other ideas of how you can add challenge:
1 more or 1 less than another e.g. squirt the number 1 more than 6 or 1 less than 8
Doubles e.g. squirt double 3
Addition e.g. squirt the total of 3 and 3
Subtraction e.g. squirt 8 take-away 4
Number bonds e.g. squirt 2 numbers that make 10.
Have a look at the lovely work your friends have been doing at home. There's some great ideas!
Tuesday 21st April
Here is a fun phonics game that you can play either inside or outside in the nice weather. Write 6 phonic sounds on pieces of paper (these can be some sounds that your child knows and some which they are working on) and place in a circle. Put a bottle in the middle and spin it. When the bottle lands on a sound, say the sound and then go and find something beginning with the sound. To make it extra challenging then try to write the word of the object you found using your phonic knowledge.
If you fancy a change from Joe Wicks for some exercise then why not try Cosmic Kids Yoga. The children who have been in school have enjoyed it. You can search for it on YouTube or to get you started here is a quick link to one.
Monday 20th April
At this time of year at school we would be doing lots of planting of seeds and watching how plants grow and learning what they need to grow.
The Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE) has a great home learning pack which has some lovely ideas for activities to do at home. This week it is all about plants. This is the link for all the amazing ideas.
If everything was normal in the world we would have been breaking up for the Easter holidays today. Here are a few ideas of things that you might like to do to keep busy over the next couple of weeks.
1. Go on an Easter egg hunt. Draw Easter eggs with lots of different patterns and hide them for your family to find. If you want to make it extra educational you could add phonic sounds, tricky words or numbers onto the eggs to read or order once you have found the eggs!
2. Hold your own Easter egg decorating competition (you can eat the eggs afterwards).
3. Make some chocolate Easter nests from melted chocolate and either Rice Krispies or Shredded Wheat.
4. Choose a favourite story, make simple stick puppet characters and put on a puppet show retelling the story.
5. Go on a scavenger hunt (ideas below)
Friday 3rd April
Good morning! As you know we have a secret reader each Friday to read our story at the end of the day. Today, we will have a secret reader - well not so secret as it's Mrs GB! If any parent/carer would like to continue being our secret reader (and don't mind being on the website) then we would love you to send us a video of you reading a story. We hope you enjoy today's book 'Pom Pom gets the grumps.'
Thursday 2nd April
Good Morning! It looks like it's going to be a nice day. We hope you are remembering to practise your phonic sounds and words several times a week as well as doing all the lovely things that you have been showing us. Here are today's ideas for activities.
Keep safe and enjoy your day.
Wednesday 1st April
Good morning everyone!
It's not long until the Easter holidays. This week we would usually be completing lots of Easter crafts such as making Easter cards, designing our own Easter eggs and making cakes. Below is a few ideas that you may like to try at home.
Design your own Easter egg picture on paper or you can use Purple Mash.
Make an Easter card for a family member.
Play some games together such as eye spy or Simon Says.
Practise reading your tricky words by listening to these tricky word songs.
Have a lovely day
From the Reception Team