Reception Home Learning

Welcome to your Reception Home Learning Page!
Every day your home learning tasks will be posted on here. These will be in the same format as before the Easter holiday, a phonics task and two daily tasks we expect your child to complete and an optional physical task. 
We love to see the work you do, so keep sending it in to us at admin@cavalryprimary.org and we will post some work each week on our website in our 'work to celebrate' section. 
For more ideas for what you could do at home, including a huge selection of online reading books, look here
Friday 5th June
 
Good morning Class 1 and Class 2, 
Did you enjoy making something to make people smile yesterday? We spent time looking back through so many of the lovely photographs that you have sent to over the past few weeks and they really, really made us smile! To help other people smile we made a little video for the Reception ladies. 

Today, we would like you to
1) Watch the DfE phonics session on YouTube. 

2) Adults- please write 2 or 3 simple sentences that the children can use their phonics to read about their cuddly toys. Eg  He is blue and fat. He has a green hat.  His arm is long. She is pink and fluffy.
Get your child to read the sentences and then say whether it is true or false about their bear.
If they are motivated, they could write a sentence for you to read and decide whether it is true or false.

3) Play a party game like musical statues or musical bumps. Or even hide and seek if you have time for lots of turns!

4) Have an empty bin and some screwed up paper- mark a line on the floor not too far away from the bin. How many paper balls can you get in the bin in a minute?

Enjoy your home learning tasks today and keep trying hard to make the people around you smile. Be kind, kindness is one of the greatest gifts you can give to others.

From Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Stanforth
Thursday 4th June

Hello class 1 and class 2,
We hope you had a fun day yesterday and enjoyed the clouds and cooler breeze. We have seen some great pictures of measuring and sharing. Perhaps you can send us a photo of what you have been doing today?

So 1. Please watch the DFE phonics session on Youtube. Try and remember those tricky words for when you are reading story books.
2. Halving a quantity- the idea is to have different amounts of hula hoops or grapes or lego bricks. Can your child give their cuddly toy half of them and keep half for themselves? You can show them how to give ‘1 for you, 1 for me’ and then discuss what to do if there are any left at the end. ( Cutting in half?) The children need to understand that half is two equal amounts.
3.  Draw, paint or collage a picture that will make everybody smile!  It might be that you love unicorns or wizards or tractors or BMW cars. Whatever you love, make a beautiful picture and put it in your window for people to see as they walk past 
and 4. Optional   Run some races outside your house or in your garden- say ready, steady, go and see who is the winner. You could make yourself a medal if you win!  
Have a great day.
From Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Stanforth
Wednesday 3rd June
 
Hello Class 1 and Class 2,
 
We hope you read some lovely stories with your parents yesterday. Today we have more activities to keep you all busy. It might rain today which will be good for the garden and your peas and beans.
 
So 1.  please watch the DFE phonics on Youtube
2.  Choose one of your teddies or toys. Can you write a couple of sentences about them?  Eg He is short and blue. He has a big tummy.

 Ask another family member to read your writing and guess which bear you have written about.

3. A game to play inside or outside depending on the weather! The adult says find something beginning with a ‘s’. The child searches the room or house for something beginning with that letter. The child could then tell the adult what to look for.
optional 4. Join Miss Morris for her dance class ‘Morris with maracas’ at 3:30pm on Facebook, live from the school hall.

Have a great day and keep sending your photos so we can choose our star of the week.

From Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson

Tuesday 2nd June
 
Hello class 1 and class 2,
Did you enjoy a teddy bears picnic yesterday? Mrs. Wilson enjoyed a picnic with her teddy bear... until a little ant tried to join in and crawled across a sandwich! It is nice to share the garden with teddy bears and insects though, it was fascinating to watch the ants at work. If you've never spent time watching ants, make some time to sit and watch them as they go about their work! 
 
And so, on to your work for the day.
1. Please watch the DFE letters and sounds phonics on Youtube- today you are still reading longer words using the sounds you already know.

2.Choose one of your teddy bears or a favourite cuddly toy. Can you measure how long it is? You could use your lego, pegs, grapes or even a ruler if you have one.  Measure another teddy. Which is the longest / shortest?

Can you think of a way of measuring how wide your bear’s tummy is? What did you use?


3. Snuggle up and read some of your favourite stories together. There is nothing nicer than a story time together. You could snuggle under a blanket, in a den, put cushions on your trampoline or choose a big bed, a middle sized bed or even a tiny, baby bear bed!
 
4. (optional)  Dance to your favourite songs. Can you remember some actions for our rock-a bye- your bear song .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOUNwyumiUQ
We know Mrs. Edwards will be rocking along to this one today, it's one of her favourites from Theatre Makers! 
 
Have a good day. Keep working hard and keep sending us your photographs and messages!
From Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson.
Monday 1st June
 
Hello class 1 and class 2,
We hope you have had a good half term and have enjoyed the lovely weather. Mrs. Wilson has been camping in her garden in a new tent and Mrs. Stanforth has been doing more baking, making profiteroles!

We have a new theme for you this week- teddy bears. Here are the fun activities for you to do with your family.
1. Please watch the DFE letters and sounds phonics on Youtube- today you are reading longer words using the sounds you already know.

2.Read or retell the story of Goldilocks and the three bears- you can find the story here if you need a reminder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oaw-d3r_gIc

Can you find different size bowls and spoons to pretend to eat your porridge? Use the repeated phrases from the story as you retell it. Perhaps you could make some porridge and pretend to be Golidilocks and eat it all up

3. Why not make some biscuits or cakes and have a teddy bear’s picnic. If you don’t have enough flour or ingredients, make paper biscuits and cakes and pretend to share and eat those.

4. (optional)  Outside in the garden, try jumping, running, hopping, skipping, dancing- how long can you do it before you are out of breath? It didn't take long for Mrs. Wilson and I to be out of breath so we are going to get practising!

Have a good day. Please send us some more photos of what you have been doing this week as we are still choosing a Star of the Week for each class. We are looking for children that have been working hard at home and trying their best.
From Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson.
Friday 22nd May
 
Hello Class1 and Class2,
It is Friday! Thank you for all your lovely photos. You have been very busy making and creating and doing lots of maths work. Did your paper aeroplane fly a long way? I hope you had a message on your plane too. Today we have some more activities planned for you and then next week is half term and you can just play all week!!
So 1. Please watch the DFE phonics session recapping the sounds air, ure and er. You will all be fabulous readers before you know it if you keep practising.
2. Do you remember playing with the bus? Today you could put some chairs or cushions together to make a pretend bus. Make some tickets and add prices upto 10 or 20p. Use real coins to pay for the tickets.

 ( Just use 1p’s to start with and see if they can use the other coins as you play)

3. Do something kind for someone in your family today. Perhaps you could tidy your toys without being asked or help clear the table after lunch? Perhaps you might help put the clean washing away or make your bed?

and optional 4.  Outside, can you make a mini obstacle course? You could just use a few toys to jump over, run around or take back to the beginning of the course. How many times can you complete your course in 2 minutes- get someone to time you  
 
Have a great week off school over half term and Mrs. Wilson and I will email you again after the holiday. Take care and have fun in the sun.
Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Thursday 21st May
 
Hello class 1 and class 2,
 
It was very hot yesterday and I hear lots of you had fun in your paddling pools or playing with water making potions. We have some more fun activities to keep you busy so,
 
1.Please watch the phonics lesson recapping ow, oi and ear.
2. Make a paper aeroplane- write a message inside the wings for someone in your family. When you see them, throw it to them and let them read your message. They might write a message back to you on their own paper aeroplane 
3.  Can you make a boat that will float? What will you use? Boxes, paper, cardboard, bowls? What happens to your boat? How many lego pieces can you fit in your boat before it sinks? Have a play and see what happens. 
and 4 (optional)   Join in with one of the many online fitness ideas- maybe try Oti Mabuse on Youtube at 11.30 each day  

We would love to see some more photos so we can choose who will receive the Star of the Week award via email.
Have a good day. From Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Wednesday 20th May
 
Hello Class 1 and class 2
 
It is meant to be hot today, so please make sure you have lots to drink and put some sunscreen on if you are in the sun. We hope you have a lovely day and enjoy doing the following activities.
So 1. Please watch the DFE phonics recapping the sounds or, ur oo. It  will really help with your reading and writing.
2. Draw a bus shape and have some paper smiley faces for people to go on your bus. Play a game with the bus. Put 8 people in the bus. At the next stop, 3 get off- how many have you got left? Can you write it as a subtraction number sentence? Eg 8-3=5. Put some more people on the bus  and play again
3. Sing a space song- maybe try zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEHBrmZxAf8

Or 5 little men in a flying saucer.

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

and 4. (optional)  Join Miss Morris for her dance class ‘Morris with maracas’ at 3:30pm on Facebook, live from the school hall. 
 
Remember to send your photos to us using the admin@cavalryprimary.org email address as we are picking a Star of the Week this week.
Take care From Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Tuesday 19th May
 
Hello Class 1 and Class 2,
 
Did you enjoy the sunshine yesterday?  Thank you if you sent us some photos. We liked seeing your countdowns. 
Today,  1. please watch the DFE phonics recapping the sounds oa, oo and ar. 
 2. Then, we thought you would like to imagine an alien or two! 

Imagine you are on the moon- what can you see? Can you see an alien? Does he have 3 eyes and 6 arms?

Write a postcard to tell your family what you can see.

Eg To dad I can see an alien and some moon rocks from Bob

3. Can you draw, paint or collage a way of travelling? You could  draw a boat, a train, a aeroplane, a tractor, a speedy race car.

Or you could use your lego to make one of these vehicles

4. (optional) Move along to some of the dances on Boogie Beebies.

There is one about a digger which has some fun moves- you can search for it on youtube.

Have a fun day.  
Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Monday 18th May
 
Hello Class 1 and Class 2,
We hope you have had a good weekend with time to play in the sunshine.  Did you spot the reception staff in our video on Facebook? We hope you liked the photos of school and the smiley faces of all the staff. 
We have some more fun activities for you and our theme this week is Transport. We hope you enjoy them and remember to use your imagination, as today we are going to blast off into Space!
So, 1. Please watch the DFE phonics  about the sounds ai, ee and igh.
2. Read or listen to the story of Whatever Next.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM

Imagine you are going to the moon. Can you write a countdown from 10-0 or from 20-0. For super counters,challenge yourself to write a countdown in 2’s from 20

3.  Make a  rocket that will take you to a different planet in space- you can draw it, paint it or use some boxes and paper to make your rocket. Perhaps you will add a cone on the top and some rocket boosters 
4. optional-   Can you hop all the way to different rooms in your house? How many hops from the front room to the kitchen? How many hops to the back door from the front door? Remember to keep changing legs  
Have a lovely day and please keep sending in your photos. We are going to be choosing a star of the week, each week now for fabulous activities you have been doing at home.
From Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Stanforth
Friday 15th May

Hello Class 1 and class 2,

It is Friday and you have had another busy, fun filled week.We have loved all your photos. Ask your parents to send us a picture if they haven't this week yet.

So,
1. Please watch the DFE phonics on YouTube 'er' sound.
2.Counting in 2’s Collect 10 pairs of things from around your house. This could be a pair of shoes, a pair of socks, 2 cups, 2 teddies… anything! Now practise counting your objects in 2’s. Remember, you only count the even numbers 2, 4, 6, 8…   
3. Make a butterfly feeder to encourage the butterflies to come to your house/garden. 
 
 
4. (optional)-  Do 5 star jumps, 5 bunny hops, 5 tuck jumps, 5 squats, 5 stretches up tall on your tiptoes, 5 touching your toes… and do it all again. How many times can you do this without stopping? 
 
We hope you have a lovely weekend. Mrs. Wilson is going to be in her garden again watering all her new plants and Mrs. Stanforth has some new wool and has started crocheting a blanket. Both of us are hoping to do some baking, as we have seen lots of photos of you making delicious cakes and biscuits. We are still missing you alot but for a little while longer, we need to keep safe in our houses and with our families.
From Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Thursday 14th May 
 
Hello Class 1 and Class 2,
 
We hope you're having a good week. We have enjoyed looking for butterflies in the garden this week and we have some more Hungry Caterpillar activities for you today.
 
We would like you to...
1) Watch the YouTube phonics at 10am - sound 'ure'
2) There were lots of different fruits in the story. Describe your favourite fruit. What does it look like, taste like, feel like? Write down your description and see if your grown up can guess your favourite fruit! Mine would be “They are small and red. It has little pips. It is very sweet.” Can you guess? It’s a strawberry!   
3) Make a fruity caterpillar. Cut up different fruits and thread them onto a kebab stick or place them on a plate to make them look like a caterpillar. Take a photo (we want to see!) and then enjoy eating all that yummy fruit! (thank you William for this idea!)
4) Optional - Try some yoga! We like this one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg

Have a great day! Send us some photos of your fruit caterpillars!
Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Wednesday 13th May

Hello Class 1 and Class 2,

Did you enjoy the hungry caterpillar story yesterday? Mrs. Wilson added a link to the story on our website. Today we would like you to be shopkeepers again and use the coins you have in your money boxes or purses. Remember to look at each coin to see how much it is worth. (Parents, if the children struggle with the idea of a 5p being 5, 1p's, just use pennies to start with and then maybe swap a 10p for 10, 1p's when you have paid for the food.)

so 1. watch the phonics on youtube- 'air' sound .
2.  In the Very Hungry Caterpillar he ate lots of different food. Write a list of different food and how much things cost., Don’t forget to write p and £! Have a go at working out which coins you need to pay for the items on your list. 
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jivWeOrCaeI

Watch how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Perhaps you could wrap yourself up in a sleeping bag and try and emerge like the butterfly did?

and 4. (optional but great fun) Join Miss Morris for her dance class ‘Morris with maracas’ at 3:30pm

Have a good day and please send us some photos of what you have been doing.

Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Tuesday 12th May 
 
Good morning Class 1 and Class 2,
You may notice today that there's a bit of a theme forming this week. Can you guess which story we would be reading if we were in school? It's one of our favourite stories! You can watch it here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY  (Mrs Wilson loves the music accompaniment with this story and her daughters always loved to watch it too!)
 
So today's tasks are...
 
1) Watch the YouTube Phonics at 10am - ear sound
 
2) Different ways to make 10. Watch the Nutum’s clip and then have 10 objects (they can be anything, we like food in Reception so cereal works well but you may use little stones, 10 little toys, Lego bricks, coins etc) have two bowls and move them between the bowls. Can you write down the different numbers that make 10- 1+9, 2+8, 3+7 etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5vSGh3f_vE 

3) Can you make a caterpillar out of circles- you could draw around an egg cup? Perhaps you can colour it, or even cut out your circles from a magazine and stick them together to make a colourful caterpillar.

4) Optional - Kick a ball at a target. Start by standing very near. Take 1 large step backwards every time you hit the target. How far back do you go before you are missing?
 
We hope you have fun!
Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Monday 11th May
 
Good morning Reception! 
We hope you enjoyed the special day on Friday for VE day. Wasn't it a lovely sunny day! Mrs. Stanforth enjoyed some time with her family and Mrs. Wilson's children baked a cake. We weren't prepared for the change in the weather with the cold wind yesterday though! 
 
Today we would like you to...

1) Watch the phonics YouTube video 'oi'

2) Read the books about butterflies by following this link  
https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0072pr/start?authCtx=U.794217314

3) Butterfly symmetry - use art materials, natural materials or anything lying around your house including socks, food, toys to create a symmetrical butterfly. This means that the pattern on one side is the same as the pattern on the other side of the butterfly.

4) Optional - Join in with some of our favourite action songs from Theatre Makers…

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgv4X8Tm3hQ

 

 

 Why not try to teach your family our Theatre Makers songs, it might warm you up a bit today whilst it's still a bit chilly! Have a lovely day.

Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson

Thursday 7th May 
 
Good morning Class 1 and Class 2, 
 
Now, we need to have a chat about these beans and peas we are all growing...
I love seeing all of your photographs of your beans and peas, I've seen Harrison's 'green and speedy', I've seen Eva and Bella's very tall beans, Chloe's big smiley face as she showed how her pea has grown, Jaylen's beanstalk was almost as tall as him and Mylea watching her bean carefully.
You know I don't like to moan but I am getting quite grumpy about my beans! Yesterday, I showed Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Edwards a photograph of my beans. Well, they laughed at how teeny tiny they are! I have sent you the photo for you to see too. I planted them the same time as you, I've watered them and I've put them in the sunshine. I've cared for them and I'm one step away from singing to them (but nobody wants to hear that!). I have decided something strange has happened... 
You lot must have been given magic beans and peas! That is the only reason I can think of that explains why yours are so magnificent and mine.... well, mine are just rubbish! If you have any tips to help mine grow big like yours, please let me know!
 
Anyway, today's non-bean tasks are...

1. Watch the phonics YouTube video 'ur' as in purse. 

2. Cavalry Zoo.
Imagine that you have been asked to start a zoo for your friends at Cavalry to come visit. Which animals would you put in your zoo? How many would you have? Draw a map of your zoo. Label where each animal would be and write down how many of each animal would be in each pen.
 
3. Design a cage/pen for one of the animals at your zoo. What will they need to live a happy life? You can make your design on the computer, using box modelling, drawing, outside, inside using things from around your house… your choice!
 
4. Create a masking tape or chalk trail… move along it balancing on the line or without using your feet, with only one foot, by jumping, hopping or walking backwards (carefully!)
 
Now tomorrow is a special day called 'VE day' and everyone gets to have a relaxing day with no work. Enjoy your tasks today and if you would like some special activities to do tomorrow for VE day they will be on our website in the morning. 
 
Enjoy your long weekend,
Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Stanforth
 
Wednesday 6th May
 
Hello class 1 and class 2,

Mrs. Wilson and I have really loved seeing your photos this week. You have drawn and coloured some beautiful African animals. We also liked reading your facts about the animals too. Well done.

Today we have more fun things to do and keep you busy so,

1. Join in with the Phonics 'or' sound today at 10 o'clock on You Tube.

2. Number hunt _ Time to find those tricky teens! Look around your house and see if you can find each of the teen numbers. When you find them, write them down! You might want to watch this too…  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006rrv/numberblocks-series-4-13-flights-of-fancy  

3. Make an animal. Can you make an animal of your choice using Lego, box modelling, natural materials, or anything else you can find!

4. (optional)  Join Miss Morris for her dance class ‘Morris with maracas’ at 3:30pm 
 

We hope you have a good day. Don't forget to enjoy the sunshine too.
Hello Class 1 and class 2,

Yesterday we told you that we wanted you to do things that make you smile. We also wanted you to make your grown-ups smile. Well, we are still missing seeing you and missing our little hugs and chats. We can't give you a hug but at the weekend I saw a little bee giving a heart flower a little hug and this made me smile. I have sent it to you in the hope it will make you smile too... that's a little hug from all of us to you xx 

So, today we would like you to...
1. watch the Youtube phonics about the sound ar
2. Write down 3 facts for us about your favourite African animal. You might want to tell us even more, go ahead, we'd love to hear as many facts as you can write!.
3. Sing some animal songs. You might want to sing your favourite songs, learn some new ones or you may remember some of these and may want to join in! Can you add actions to your songs too?

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


and optional 
4. Create your own circuit - think of 5 different exercises. How many times do you have to do each exercise before moving to the next? Challenge your family to have a go!
 
We hope you're smiling now! If you're smiling, why not pass the smile on and send a photo to someone of something that makes you smile or a time when you were enjoying some time together. Don't forget, we LOVE seeing your work and what you've been busy doing and it never fails to make us have big, massive smiles! 
Take care, Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
 
  
Attachments area
 
Preview YouTube video The Wiggles: Rock-a-bye Your Bear
 
 
The Wiggles: Rock-a-bye Your Bear
 
Preview YouTube video KIDDY MUSIC - DOWN IN THE JUNGLE
 
 
KIDDY MUSIC - DOWN IN THE JUNGLE
 
 
 
Monday 4th May 
 
Hello Class 1 and class 2,
We hope you have had a good weekend. Some of us are really enjoying being at home with our families and some of us are really missing our friends and coming to school. It is alright to feel like this. We have tried to plan some nice activities to keep you busy and make you smile, as well as learning some of the things you would have been learning at school. Remember to say please and thank you to your lovely teachers at home and make them smile today too!
So, Please 
1. watch the Youtube phonics about the sound oo as in look.
2.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/ztjg39q  Days of the week. Watch the BBC Bitesize clips about the days of the week. Watch Marty as he feeds the animals at the zoo. You could either play the game on there to reorder the days or ask your adult to write the days and see if you can order them.
3. What is your favourite African animal? Draw, paint or collage your favourite. Have a look at real African Animals - African Savanna Or learn about these African animals (it may surprise you what they are) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=55&v=REmGW1AFZUY&feature=emb_log
and optional 
4.  Have a dance to your favourite songs. Can you hop on one leg whilst you’re dancing? Can you skip around?  This will definitely make you smile!
 
Take care  Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Friday 1st May 
 
Good morning Class 1 and Class 2!
Did you realise you're famous? Mrs. Nosworthy was interviewed on the radio yesterday morning and it was very obvious she's been keeping a close eye on what you have all been learning at home as she mentioned quite a few things she's seen on the school website. Have a listen to her interview and see if you recognise any of your work as she talks! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p089jjly and listen from 2hr 53minutes. 
 
Well, it's Friday and the end of another week. 
Today could you please do the following;
 
 
2) Have a look at some money. Which coins can you recognise? Play shops - write labels for your toys and then use coins to buy your toys.  Make the amounts up to 10p or 20p. Can you use 1p coins, counting carefully to the right amount? Can you use different coins to buy your toys? If you want an even bigger challenge, can you count 2p coins by counting in 2’s, can you count 10p coins by counting in 10’s and 5p coins by counting in 5’s?
 
3) Play games that involve taking turns such as board games. This could be a board game, card game or a dice game for example. 
 
4) Run around your garden without stopping for 5 minutes. How does your body feel? What changes do you notice?
 
Have a lovely day and we hope you have a very lovely weekend. 
Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Thursday 30th April

Hello children and families in class 1 and class 2.

We hope the sun will shine for a little longer today. We have some more fun activities for you. If you haven't sent us a photo recently, then please do as we love to see what you are doing.

So today please can you
1. watch the DFE letters and sounds video for today; 'oa' as in goat. 

2.  Draw a picture and write about your favourite animal. Which is your favourite animal and why? Mrs Wilson would write ‘I like giraffes. They are tall and gentle. They look funny when they run.'
 
3.  Play ‘Kim’s game’. Can you remember everything that was on the tray? What is missing? 
and an optional physical task to get rid of some of your energy-

Run around your garden without stopping for 5 minutes. How does your body feel? What changes do you notice?  Or you could tune into Oti Mabuse's dance lesson at 11.30 on Youtube.

Have fun From Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson

 
Wednesday 29th April 

Hello Class 1 and Class 2!
Have you seen Mrs. Nosworthy's wonderful artwork this week? It's using plants and flowers from her garden. Providing your grown-up says it is ok to take some plant and flower cuttings, you could have a go too. It is definitely something you would be very good at, and great for making and talking about patterns! Have a look on the Social feed on the front page of our website for a better look at Mrs. Nosworthy's work.

And now, these are our learning tasks for you to do today...

1. Watch the Phonics Lesson 3 'igh' on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos?disable_polymer=1

2
. One more / One less. Look for numbers at home or when you are out. Can you say what number is one more or one less? You should definitely look for numbers up to 20 but you can challenge yourself with numbers beyond 20 if that is quite easy for you. Maybe your adult can say a number and you could write one more or one less? 
 
3. Use natural materials found in your garden or near your house to create a picture of something. Or you could follow Mrs. Nosworthy's idea as above!

4. Your physical task today is to play catch and see how many throws you can make before someone drops it. OR because it's Wednesday, because we have talented staff, because everyone loves a bit of dancing... why not join Miss Morris at 3:30pm LIVE on our Facebook page for 'Morris with Maracas'! 

What a fun day! We hope you enjoy it!
Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson
Tuesday 28th April
Hello Class 1 and Class 2,
Did you watch the new phonics video yesterday? We thought it was very good, even though it didn't have Floppy!  We'd like you to watch the video again today...
SO today,
For your phonics, watch the online video which will be shown at 10am on YouTube. Remember, if your child still finds blending the sounds together to read a word a bit tricky then there is a different phonics lesson on Youtube (via the same link) at 11am.
 
1. Learn a poem or a new nursery rhyme. Can you add some actions or draw some pictures to help you to learn it or help you to teach others your new poem or rhyme?
2. Draw or paint your self portrait. You will need to look very closely in a mirror and remember to only draw/paint what you see! (You do NOT have green hair and red eyes!)
3. Do 5 star jumps, 5 bunny hops, 5 tuck jumps, 5 squats, 5 stretches up tall on your tiptoes, 5 touching your toes… and do it all again. How many times can you do this without stopping?
Monday 27th April
Hello Class 1 and Class 2,
We hope you ahd a good weekend. Mrs. Wilson has been walking her dog and Mrs. Stanforth has had a mad cleaning weekend, even washing her lampshades! 
Today we have some actvities for you to do. although you might not be able to make the playdough if you, like us are finding it hard to buy flour at the moment.  

SO today,
For your phonics, you will have run out of the sheets. The DFE have made some online videos which will be shown at 10am on YouTube. Your child would benefit from an adult watching the clip as well. There are also a few clips for adults to watch which explain the teaching of phonics.If your child still finds blending the sounds together to read a word a bit tricky then there is a different phonics lesson on Youtube (via the same link) at 11am.
This clip is a good introduction - it's about 7 minutes long. You will need to watch it before the lesson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8C8BCB4hvc
 (If you have trouble finding them, just search Letters and sounds home learning link on You Tube)We hope that these will be useful and will give some structure to your day as well.

1. Sharing - count out some food (cereal is great for this!). Can you share fairly between you and 1 other person at your home? As a challenge, can you share between 3 or 4 people (or teddies if there’s only 2 of you)
2. Make playdough (our gingerbread recipe is on our website). Can you create a family of gingerbread people? Maybe you could create your family in gingerbread
3. Have a dance to your favourite songs. Can you hop on one leg whilst you’re dancing? Can you skip around?
Friday 24th April

Hello class 1 and class 2,
 
Today is Friday so we have  2 or 3 activities for you to do and then you can have Saturday and Sunday off!!
 
1. please do 'or' sound sheet

2. Measure your bean as it grows. What will you use? Lego? A ruler? Coins?

Draw the bean and write how tall it was.

3. Optional extra for all those that need to get rid of some energy - Do 5 star jumps, 5 bunny hops, 5 tuck jumps, 5 squats, 5 stretches up tall on your tiptoes, 5 touching your toes… and do it all again. How many times can you do this without stopping?

 We hope you are having fun in the sunshine as well as doing some work. Mrs. Wilson and I are enjoying our gardens and my tulips are looking beautiful, so I thought I would send you a picture of them to make you smile as well. They remind me of the sunshine. 

From Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson 

Thursday 23rd April
 
Good morning everyone!

Did any of you join Miss Morris with her dance class yesterday? Have you seen Mrs Nosworthy's box modelling on our social media today? And have any of you seen the Starlink satellites this week or the shooting stars? There seems to be so many things to keep us busy at the moment! 

Mrs Stanforth has been very busy this week in the office and Mrs Wilson and Miss Mann have decided to tackle the nature area which has become very overgrown! We need to keep our pond and vegetable patch well kept so that it's ready for Nature Explorers whenever we return to school! We will try to send you some photographs when it's looking a bit better!

And so today's busy tasks are....
 
1) Phonics sheet ar
2) Imagine you had to pack a suitcase for an overnight stay. What would you need? Do you have a special teddy that you would take too? Write a list of everything you would pack, including any food and drink that you might take!
3) Go on a minibeast hunt. Look really carefully, especially under rocks, underneath leaves, in dark and damp corners. It's important to remember our Nature Explorer rule that we put back creatures where we found them and we "take only memories and leave only footprints". 
This might help you to identify some minibeasts https://www.earlyyearsstaffroom.com/product/bug-hunt-checklist/?fbclid=IwAR3HFzt4ihrcBvjdYYF1DuW2f2-2z6uY8bW39XTBM9JayUGTUC3FXAWtHuw
4) Optional extra - Move along to some of the dances on Boogie Beebies! 
 
Have a great day!
Mrs Stanforth and Mrs Wilson
 
Wednesday 22nd April

Hello everyone,
We hope you liked our picture yesterday? Today we have more fun activities to do with your families, as well as enjoying the sunshine.
So please will you
1. complete the oo sheet
2.Measuring length - 

Draw around your foot and cut it out. Can you find 5 things that are shorter than your foot? Can you find 5 things that are longer?

3. Use fruit and vegetables to make a funny face (ask your grown up to Google Arcimboldo, he was famous for this!). Then use your fruit and veg to help your grown up make dinner.  
and if you would like to
Run around your garden without stopping for 5 minutes. How does your body feel? What changes do you notice  This will be just like doing the running track at school.
 
Mrs. Wilson and I have enjoyed talking to your parents and if we haven't called yet, expect a quick phone call tomorrow. We have also loved seeing your pictures. Mrs. Wilson has put a selection of pieces of work on the website which she will update each week. So keep sending in your work and photos to make us smile.
 
From Mrs.Wilson and Mrs. Stanforth
Tuesday 21st April 
 
Good morning!
It was so lovely to receive so many emails, photographs and letters yesterday. Thank you to everyone who has sent something in to us, we really are missing all of the children so much and it brightens our day every time we receive something. We hope you liked our little photo message to you all!
 
Your challenges today are...
 
1. Phonics sheet 'oo'
 
2. Make a fort out of blankets and the sofa! Make some labels to say who can come inside and tell your family some rules for playing in the fort. Eg no shoes allowed. Dad can come in.
 
3. Make and write a thank you card to someone who helps people in our community or a family member that has been kind to you.
 
Optional 4. Try some yoga! We like this one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg
 
Have a great day!
Mrs Stanforth and Mrs Wilson
 
 
Monday 20th April 2020
 
Hello everyone, 
We hope you had a lovely Easter break, enjoyed the time with your families and some time not playing schools at home! From today onwards your daily tasks will be posted here, on our school website. Remind your adult to check every day! 
 
1.complete the' oa' sheet, 
2. Learn about half and quarter- Make a sandwich or have some cake. Can you cut it in half to share? Half is two equal pieces. Can you cut it into quarters. Quarters are 4 equal pieces.
3. Can you draw how to get from your house to school? What do you see on the way? Can you remember some important buildings? Label your map. 
4.Optional extra for today is to play catch, see how many times you can throw the ball before someone drops it. Can you improve this by practising?
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Have a great day and if you can please send us some photos of the fun you had over Easter and your maps to school!
 
Mrs. Stanforth and Mrs. Wilson.