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Reception Sunshines

Hi Sunshines

 

I hope you have enjoyed your Half Term break as much as you can under the circumstances. The weather has been, and continues to be beautiful. A daily walk can help to keep both your body and mind healthy. I will be updating the home learning tasks daily. Additionally, if you would also like to upload any photographs of the activities you have been doing on Tapestry, please feel free to do so as I will check it on a regular basis.

 

Can I also say a big thank you to parents and children for your continued support with the home learning tasks. I realise how challenging this can be during these difficult times.   

 

If you need to contact me, please use the contact form at the bottom.  However, I won't be able to reply to any messages sent from school email accounts e.g. a big brother/sister's school email address.  I can only reply to a parent's email address.

Home Learning Tasks

Monday 29th June

 

English: This week we will be learning about one of the most popular modes of transport – the car.

 

  • With adult support go outside and have a look at a car on your street. You may even have your own car that you can look around closely. Together, carefully look at the different parts of the car.
  1. What do we use each part for?
  2. What makes the car move?
  3. Does it go fast/slow?
  4. What shape are the wheels?
  5. How does the driver check what is behind or beside the car?

 

  • Main - Open and complete the document Label the parts of a car located in the Literacy section below.

 

  • Phonics Homework Book Activity – Next 2 pages

 

 

Maths:

  • Magic Maths – Click on the document Magic Maths Daily Challenges. Complete today’s challenge
  • Starter – Click on the link below and practise reciting number names in order to 100. Get active and exercise too!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc
  • Main – This week we are going to solve practical problems involving doubling, halving and sharing.

Click on the Solving Problems – Doubling activity in the Maths section below and complete the problems. You may want to use pasta or cereal for counters to allow children to develop a deeper understanding of the process.

 

Topic:

  • All areas of Learning – Click on the Transport Themed Home Learning Challenges and select 1 challenge to complete. The document is located in the Topic Section below.

 

 

Tuesday 30th June

 

English: This week we will be learning about one of the most popular modes of transport – the car.

 

 

  • Refer back to the document Label the parts of a car located in the Literacy section below.

 

  • Main Task – Write a sentence in your homework book explaining what the mirrors are used for.

 

 

  • Phonics – Read the Phase 4 Phonics Comic  Let’s Go Fishing located in the Literacy section below.

 

Maths:

  • Magic Maths – Click on the document Magic Maths Daily Challenges. Complete today’s challenge

 

  • Starter – Click on the link below and practise reciting number names in order to 100. Get active and exercise too!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc
  • Main – This week we are going to solve practical problems involving doubling, halving and sharing.

Click on the Solving Problems – Halving activity in the Maths section below and complete the problems. You may want to use pasta or cereal for counters to allow children to develop a deeper understanding of the process.

 

 

Topic:

  • All areas of Learning – Click on the Transport Themed Home Learning Challenges and select 1 challenge to complete. The document is located in the Topic Section below.

 

Wednesday 1st July

 

English: This week we will be learning about one of the most popular modes of transport – the car.

 

  • Refer back to the document Label the parts of a car located in the Literacy section below.

 

  • Main Task – Write a sentence in your homework book explaining what the indicators are used for.

 

 

  • Phonics – Read the Phase 4 Phonics Comic  Lunch Box  located in the Literacy section below.

 

Maths:

  • Magic Maths – Click on the document Magic Maths Daily Challenges. Complete today’s challenge

 

 

  • Main – This week we are going to solve practical problems involving doubling, halving and sharing.

Click on the Solving Problems – Sharing activity in the Maths section below and complete the problems. You may want to use pasta or cereal for counters to allow children to develop a deeper understanding of the process.

 

Topic:

  • All areas of Learning – Click on the Transport Themed Home Learning Challenges and select 1 challenge to complete. The document is located in the Topic Section below.

 

Thursday 2nd July

 

English: This week we will be learning about one of the most popular modes of transport – the car.

 

  • Refer back to the document Label the parts of a car located in the Literacy section below.

 

  • Main Task – Write a sentence in your homework book explaining what the headlights are used for.

 

  • Phonics – Read the Phase 4 Phonics Comic  Midnight Moon  located in the Literacy section below.

 

Maths:

 

  • Magic Maths – Click on the document Magic Maths Daily Challenges. Complete today’s challenge

 

 

  • Main – This week we are going to solve practical problems involving doubling, halving and sharing.

Click on the Food Division Problems activity in the Maths section below and complete the problems. You may want to use pasta or cereal for counters to allow children to develop a deeper understanding of the process.

 

Topic:

  • All areas of Learning – Click on the Transport Themed Home Learning Challenges and select 1 challenge to complete. The document is located in the Topic Section below.

 

Friday 3rd July

 

 

Hi Sunshines

 

Mr Simpson our very own 'story teller' has recorded some wonderful stories for you to listen to at home. Just click on the links below to enjoy:

 

https://youtu.be/nocMn8wkk5I  The Gruffalo

https://youtu.be/vL9pwgEz0YY  The Gingerbread Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZpznqQngIw  Someone Bigger

https://youtu.be/s4LSHlknHoE  Owl Babies

https://youtu.be/G3L31_2ETpo  The Three Billy Goats Gruff

https://youtu.be/21Pj0KHpwpc  Not Now, Bernard!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bptvwVNKW4&feature=youtu.be  The Tiger Who Came to Tea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-itbmykMzk&feature=youtu.be  Mrs McTats and her Houseful of Cats

https://youtu.be/v8S8HAZt95A  The Gruffalo's Child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrupAyHNf2Q&feature=youtu.be  Six Dinner Sid  

https://youtu.be/6kUsHmyAJRc  Where the Wild Things Are

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-17dI-H8F0&feature=youtu.be  Farmer Duck 

https://youtu.be/m-b5XWxBGA4  Supertato - Veggies in the Valley of Doom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e33ihFrQmH4&feature=youtu.be  The Snail and the Whale

https://youtu.be/dXPAHglozRo  The Scariest Thing of All

https://youtu.be/dXPAHglozRo   Mr Brave  (Mr Men)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S3SPMdvK10&feature=youtu.be  I'm Not Your Friend

https://youtu.be/10M9djYv068  The Giant's Loo Roll

https://youtu.be/sApeS-iY010  Dave, the Lonely Monster

https://youtu.be/pM4MHbLX-5g  Room on the Broom

https://youtu.be/jXBn5VXry7w  Little Miss Trouble  (Mr Men)

https://youtu.be/yMUMGQeLEkc   The Wind in the Willows

https://youtu.be/-rQb9PEtu-U   Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School

https://youtu.be/OnBHwKFQhQY   A Squash and a Squeeze

https://youtu.be/iME-9by4DwM  I Don't Want to Go to Bed

https://youtu.be/KFkv1YEkpNo  Cinderella

https://youtu.be/L2OPoitRy-o  The Smartest Giant in Town

https://youtu.be/nli6g6FngQs  I Want to Go Home

https://youtu.be/FfiLnEUldXE  Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

https://youtu.be/xPNAJpwVKgc   Mr Cheerful

https://youtu.be/KV9SevBjG-8   I Want Two Birthdays

https://youtu.be/zBLLPccSY34   The Truth Pixie

https://youtu.be/muFoK5lcnp8  I Want to Do It Myself

https://youtu.be/vt_N8YdNBQ4  Cave Baby

https://youtu.be/qN08SyrCEbM  Puss in Boots

https://youtu.be/6z7RsbyN1tQ  Aliens Love Underpants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic Resources - Transport and Travel (Summer 2)

Twinkl - Home Access

Welcome to Reception Sunshines!

 

Mr Duck and Mrs Holden are delighted to be teaching the Reception Sunshines this year.  Mrs J Patel, Mrs Mehmood and Mrs T Patel will also be helping us in Reception.  On our class page you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Tuesday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Sunshines are timetabled to visit the school library every Thursday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Thursday and should be returned on Monday.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), a phonics workbook activity and one other piece to be completed.  

Reception Sunshines - Class Gallery

Summer 2

Our topic this half term is Transport and Travel.

 

Our Value this half term is Co-operation.

 

Topic: This half term we will be looking at Journeys and different types of Transport. If you have any photos of your child on a plane, train, boat etc. please talk to your child about the type of transport and your journey. We will explore different modes of land, air and water transport. As we take a look into the past to compare and contrast old and modern day transport.

 *Please save any junk modelling materials so your child can make their own vehicle.

 

Literacy: Our books will be themed around Transport e.g. Whatever Next! (a rocket trip to the moon) . To extend on this, we will search for information in non-fiction books and the internet (with adult supervision) to look at ‘real’ transport and travel to the moon. We are continuing to develop our understanding of events in stories. We will be writing for lots of different purposes, with a focus on using our phonics to segment sounds in words and sentences.

 

Maths: We will continue to learn about number and recording our own calculations, addition by starting with the larger number and counting on to reach the total amount, subtraction by counting back. Later we will explore the concept of solving problems involving money, time, halving shapes/food/quantities and 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Summer 2 Transport and Travel Knowledge Organiser

Summer 2 Transport and Travel Overview

Summer 2 Reception Sunshines Bulletin

Summer 1

 

Our value this half term is LOVE.  

 

This half term our Topic is "Animals - Big and Small". 

In Literacy, we will be listening to stories with 'patterned language'. We will also be focusing on using good vocabulary to describe animals. Within this topic, we will search the internet and non-fiction books to research animal facts and use this information to create and write our very own fact files.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at some of the skills required to secure the Early Learning Goals for Number and Shape, Space and Measure. The activities will include:

  • Recognising, counting and ordering numbers within the 0 - 20 range
  • Counting on and back from any given number within the 0 - 20 range
  • Recording numbers and looking at the value of two digit (teen) numbers
  • Finding 1 more and 1 less than a given number
  • Problem Solving, including doubling, halving and sharing
  • Naming and recognising the properties of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Measure, including size, weight, length and capacity

 

The documents attached below should give you a wonderful insight into the work we'll be covering in all areas of learning over the next few weeks.

 

Summer 1 EYFS Sunshines Knowledge Organiser

Summer 1 EYFS Sunshines Overview

Spring 2

 

Our value this half term is RESPECT.  

 

This half term our Theme is "Growing". As a class, we will be exploring all things that grow.

 

The documents attached below should give you a wonderful insight into the work we'll be covering over the next few weeks in class.

Reception Curriculum Overview

Weekly Bulletins - Spring 2

Maths Websites

More Useful Websites

Letters and Sounds

To help your child with their letter sounds please follow the link below. You will be able to hear the letter sound and sing the phonics songs.

http://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/PhonicsWeb.htm

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

http://www.ictgames.com/

http://www.busythings.co.uk

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

Spring 1

 

Our value this half term is HOPE.  

 

This half term our Theme is "China". As a class, we will be exploring China, its landscape, people and culture as we celebrate Chinese New Year.

 

The documents attached below should give you a wonderful insight into the work we'll be covering over the next few weeks in class.

Literacy Websites

Autumn 2

Our value this half term is TOLERANCE.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term our Theme is "Celebrations". As a class, we will be exploring the different kinds of celebrations people enjoy with a specific focus on those at this special time of the year. 

 

The documents attached below should give you a wonderful insight into the work we'll be covering over the next few weeks in class.

 

Useful Websites for Autumn 2

 

CBeebies - Diwali explained

An easy to watch explanation of Diwali designed for children.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-diwali

 

 

CBBC - Newsround

A great page explaining the story behind Bonfire Night as well as some top tips on how children can stay safe on the night.

This page would need adults to read the text for children.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15351828

 

Autumn 1

Our value this half term is RESPONSIBILITY.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning all about ourselves. Our Topic is "Marvellous Me". We will be creating our own set of class rules and beginning to establish a new routine. The children will also be taking part in a range of fun learning games to enable us to make new friends and get to know other members of the class.

 

The staff will also be carrying out a number of important language and learning assessment activities, in order to establish a starting point for each child's Learning Journey in Reception. 

 

Later in the half term we will be focusing on other family members and sharing some of the special times we have spent taking part in outings, celebrations and other special memories. This will help us to get to know individual interests, and use them to plan meaningful learning opportunities within the classroom.

If you need to contact Mrs Holden, please send a message below:

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