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Peter Gladwin Primary School

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Welcome To Reception Class 

Hello reception class, we hope you've had a great half term break!

For all home learning ideas please now login to Google Classroom. Learning ideas will be available to access from Tuesday 2nd June. Thank you!

olgahargreaves@gladwin.brighton-hove.sch.uk            pollycallard@gladwin.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Meet your new teachers for Year 1...

Daily 'diet'

When children are in school they have the opportunity to read, write and count every day - we do a lot more too! Little and often sees BIG results. 

If you want to follow this model at home why not try the following...

READING: Read books from your book bag, access  Oxford Owl for Home for free ebooks ( select levels, book bands and then work your way through pink, lilac and possibly yellow) and play reading games on Phonics Play. This site is free for one month. We have learned the sounds for phase 2 and 3. At this stage there is no benefit racing ahead to phase 4 as all children still need to work on reading and writing every sound confidently in their independent reading and writing. 

WRITING: Make the most of any natural opportunity to write - signs for around the house, letters to each other, stories about your favourite toys. Also practise letter formation using the sheet we sent home. Can you say the patter/rhyme as you write the letter on paper, big and in the air, on the ground outside with chalk, in the bath bubbles etc? Why not look at the daily picture on Pobble 365 and see if you can write an interesting sentence to go with it. Don'f forget to look at your sound mat when you write. 

MATHS: Count everything! Practise counting forwards and backwards to 20.  Top Marks maths have some fun games. We also LOVE Numberblocks which can be viewed using BBC iPlayer. Start with series 1 and work your way through. 

Ace Early Years have some great short video clips on their You Tube Channel to give adults ideas for supporting their children's maths and literacy.

 

AND remember... our most IMPORTANT learning happens through PLAY. Make plenty of time for this too!

Let's Get Physical!

Daily activity is so important for physical and mental health. Try to get moving each and every day. Here are some ideas...

Joe Wicks is holding a live PE lesson on his YouTube channel at 9am for 30 minutes. This is Monday to Friday each week.   Click here for the link to this news. 

Try out some yoga. It makes us strong and helps our listening and attention skills. We follow lots of the stories on Cosmic Kids Yoga. Click here to watch and scroll through to choose a story. 

 *** NEW***  Are you ready to go to the Dough Disco ? Grab your play dough and off you go....! (We'd love to see some photo's of this!) 

Let's Get Creative with Miss Campbell!

For all our budding artists in the class, here are some ideas Miss Campbell has put together for you to try at home. Have fun!

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 Let's Get Creative Easter bunny.pdfDownload
 Let's Get Creative sculptures.pdfDownload
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WEEK 9: 18.5.20 Home Learning Ideas

1. Listening and Talking Together (Maths) - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Our story this week is the well known and loved 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.

Listen to it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXHScpo_Vv8

Animated film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upBBLJDYTWY

The daily maths tasks based on the book are listed below for ease and can also be found here:   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

Look at summer term, week 3.

CHALLENGE: If you complete all the daily maths tasks above and want a challenge then why not try this adding and subtracting game.... https://nrich.maths.org/12745

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 Maths Challenge NRICH The Box Game.pdfDownload
 WRM Maths Day-1-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdfDownload
 WRM Maths Day-2-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdfDownload
 WRM Maths Day-3-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdfDownload
 WRM Maths Day-4-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdfDownload
 WRM Maths Day-5-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdfDownload
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2. Reading and Writing Together

See if you can read the sentences on the attached document below.

CHALLENGE - Can your grown up copy the sentence and then cut it up into separate words. Can you have a go at putting it back in the correct order?

 

There are some writing frames below but they are not essential for the tasks.

Can you write the list of food that The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate? Can you keep your own food diary for a week?

CHALLENGE Become a butterfly expert – see ‘More Together’ below.

 

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 Reading plants-and-flowers-simple-sentence-cards_ver_2.pdfDownload
 Writing VHC food diary.pdfDownload
 Writing VHC List of Foods.pdfDownload
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PHONICS!

Why not try to take part in the daily online phonics lessons produced by the DfE Letters and Sounds for Home and School? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos?disable_polymer=1

Try to watch lessons 11-15 for Reception – The sounds/phonemes covered are:  oi, ear, air, ure, er

Remember you can also keep using the games on Phonics Play too! Repetition really helps learning.  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

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 Additional Phonics 18.5.20.pdfDownload
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3. More Together

Become a butterfly expert!

Research more about the life cycle of a butterfly and butterflies in general. How will you share what you have learned with others? A painting? Model? Poster? There is a writing frame below if you want to make a book.  

Here are some links to get you started…

Come Outside – Butterflies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l6nnv9ijBQ

Andy’s Wild Adventures https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01dn3fr/andys-wild-adventures-series-1-15-monarch-butterflies

Watch and Learn Butterflies https://watchandlearn.scholastic.com/videos/animals-and-plants/baby-animals-and-life-cycles/the-life-of-a-butterfly.html

A story to watch and another to read with a grown up https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0072pr/story?authCtx=U.794217314

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 Writing and Science Challenge Butterfly life cycle.pdfDownload
 Writing life-cycle-of-a-butterfly-early-writing-activities_ver_1.pdfDownload
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Photo Gallery week 9

WEEK 8: 11.5.20 Home Learning Ideas

1. Listening and Talking Together (Maths) - The Night Pirates

Our story this week is The Night Pirates. Listen to that story and other stories linked to the theme of pirates here:

The Night Pirates:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnVP6iBAvHg

The Troll:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ1Q_f7JJ8E

Ten Little Pirates:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLpC0rUSB18

The daily maths tasks based on the book are listed below for ease and can also be found here:   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

(Look at Summer term week 2) NB. We are working 2 weeks behind what you will see on the White Rose Maths home learning page. This is so we can gather other resources and make the learning as connected as possible for the families wishing to follow the ideas.

CHALLENGE: If you complete all the daily maths tasks above and want a challenge then why not try this....  https://nrich.maths.org/9721

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 WRM Day-1-Night-Pirates.pdfDownload
 WRM Day-2-Night-Pirates.pdfDownload
 WRM Day-3-Night-Pirates.pdfDownload
 WRM Day-4-Night-Pirates.pdfDownload
 WRM Day-5-Night-Pirates.pdfDownload
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2. Reading and Writing Together

Keeping to the theme of 'Pirates', have a go at reading the sentences on the attached document below.

CHALLENGE - Can your grown up copy the sentence and then cut it up into separate words. Can you have a go at putting it back in the correct order?

 

For writing this week we have provided 2 pirate themed writing frames below but these do not need to be printed necessarily. You can just use the idea of them and write anywhere!

CHALLENGE – Write your very own Pirate story using the story board below. Can you use some really exciting words in your story?

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 Reading pirates-simple-sentence-cards_ver_2.pdfDownload
 Writing Challenge Pirate-Story-Writing.pdfDownload
 Writing pirates-early-writing-activities_ver_3.pdfDownload
 Writing What can you see pirates-writing-stimulus-picture.pdfDownload
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PHONICS!

Why not try to take part in the daily online phonics lessons produced by the DfE Letters and Sounds for Home and School? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos?disable_polymer=1

Try to watch lessons 6-10 for Reception – The sounds/phonemes covered are: oo, ar, or, ur and ow. We will be working 1 week behind what is posted in YouTube.

The content is accurate for the articulation of the sounds and the pitch of where the learning would be right now for reception aged children. If your child finds these tricky then also try the clips called 'Learning to Blend' as this is the foundation required first to begin to read. We have added a document below called ‘Additional Phonics’. This page has lists of words containing the sounds of the week and a couple of fun ideas to bring the learning from the video clips to life! We have also included some Phase 4 Challenge words for those ready to move on with their learning.

Remember you can also keep using the games on Phonics Play too! Repetition really helps learning.  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

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 Additional Phonics 11.5.20.docxDownload
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 Reading Challenge Pirate Tricky Words Phase 2.pdfDownload
 Reading Challenge Pirate Tricky Words Phase 3.pdfDownload
 Reading Challenge Pirate Tricky Words Phase 4.pdfDownload
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3. More Together

If you’re really enjoying the Pirate theme this week then why not try some of the challenges below. 

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 More Pirate Challenges.pdfDownload
 More Pirates Dot to dots.pdfDownload
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Photo Gallery week 8 

WEEK 7: 4.5.20 Home Learning Ideas

1. Listening and Talking Together (Maths) - Supertato!

Our story this week is Supertato by Sue Hendra. Listen to that story and others in the series here:

Supertato:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rze89HB9u8g

Supertato Run Veggies Run:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIeAHK-5m6E

Supertato Evil Pea Rules:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmFYrfquR5k

The daily maths tasks based on the book are listed below for ease and can also be found here:   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

(Look at Summer term week 1) NB. We are working 2 weeks behind what you will see on the White Rose Maths home learning page. This is so we can gather other resources and make the learning as connected as possible for the families wishing to follow the ideas.

CHALLENGE: If you complete all the daily maths tasks above and want a challenge then why not try this....  https://nrich.maths.org/13250

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 WRM Maths Day-1-Supertato.pdfDownload
 WRM Maths Day-2-Supertato.pdfDownload
 WRM Maths Day-3-Supertato.pdfDownload
 WRM Maths Day-4-Supertato.pdfDownload
 WRM Maths Day-5-Supertato.pdfDownload
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2. Reading and Writing Together

Keeping to the theme of 'Superheroes', have a go at reading the sentences on the attached document below.

CHALLENGE - Can your grown up copy the sentence and then cut it up into separate words. Can you have a go at putting it back in the correct order?

 

Use the’ Superhero Story board’ below to help you tell, write and illustrate your own story. There are some Superhero page borders you may want to print but these are not essential and you can write your story on any paper you choose.

Remember to use your sound mat and tricky word mat to help you spell words (also on the website). Remember.. say it, write it, read it.

CHALLENGEDo you know any ‘real life’ superheroes? Why are they amazing at what they do? Draw and write a poster telling others all about them!

 

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 Reading people-who-help-us-simple-sentence-cards-english.pdfDownload
 Reading superhero-simple-sentence-cards-.pdfDownload
 Writing Superhero Story Paper.pdfDownload
 Writing Superhero-Story-Telling-Prompt-Dice-Game.pdfDownload
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PHONICS!

Why not try to take part in the daily online phonics lessons produced by the DfE Letters and Sounds for Home and School? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos?disable_polymer=1

Try to watch lessons 1-5 for Reception – The sounds/phonemes covered are: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo. We will be working 1 week behind what is posted in YouTube.

The content is accurate for the articulation of the sounds and the pitch of where the learning would be right now for reception aged children. If your child finds these tricky then also try the clips called 'Learning to Blend' as this is the foundation required first to begin to read. We have added a document below called ‘Additional Phonics’. This page has lists of words containing the sounds of the week and a couple of fun ideas to bring the learning from the video clips to life! We have also included some Phase 4 Challenge words for those ready to move on with their learning.

Remember you can also keep using the games on Phonics Play too! Repetition really helps learning.  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

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 Additional Phonics 4.5.20.pdfDownload
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3. More Together

If you’re really enjoying the books in the Supertato series then why not try some of the tasks on the Supertato home learning sheet. See below. 

Monday 4th May – It’s Star Wars day! Are you a fan of Star Wars? If you could choose to be one of the characters for a day who would you choose and why? How will you celebrate this day at home? We'd love to hear from some of the Star Wars fans we have in the class!

Friday 8th May – VE Day Why is this a day of celebration? See below for some activities to do at home.

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 Design a Medal.pdfDownload
 HL Supertato.pdfDownload
 Simple WW2 Spitfire Glider Activity Paper Craft.pdfDownload
 Union Jack Template Display Bunting.pdfDownload
 VE Day Colouring Page.pdfDownload
 Wartime Recipe Booklet.pdfDownload
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WEEK 6: 27.4.20 Home Learning Ideas 

1. Listening and Talking Together - What the Ladybird Heard

Listen to the story 'What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson' HERE and then have a go at doing the daily maths activities HERE. Look at WEEK 2

They are fun and play based tasks which are focused on 'talking' about maths, an essential early skill.  The daily tasks are also listed below for easy access. 

The maths from the EYFS curriculum that the children will be learning this week by doing these daily tasks…

Counting, addition and subtraction, using positional and directional language, naming and describing 2d shapes, recognising and describing patterns.

CHALLENGE: If you complete all the daily maths tasks above and want a challenge then why not try this.... https://nrich.maths.org/8858

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 WRM Day-1-What-the-ladybird-heard.pdfDownload
 WRM Day-2-What-the-ladybird-heard.pdfDownload
 WRM Day-3-What-the-ladybird-heard.pdfDownload
 WRM Day-4-What-the-ladybird-heard.pdfDownload
 WRM Day-5-What-the-ladybird-heard.pdfDownload
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2. Reading and Writing Together

Keeping to the theme of 'The Farm', have a go at reading the sentences on the attached document below.

CHALLENGE - Can your grown up copy the sentence and then cut it up into separate words. Can you have a go at putting it back in the correct order?

 

There are also some writing frames if you want to write about the farm and things you may see there.

CHALLENGE – For writing it will always be to develop the stamina and skills for story writing. A typical story in reception class would anywhere between 3 and 6 sentences long, maybe more. We look to see children are using ‘story language’ and ideas they have picked up from their reading e.g. once upon a time, suddenly, the big bad wolf etc. Have a go at writing a story!

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 Reading at-the-farm-simple-sentence-cards_ver_3.pdfDownload
 Writing favourite farm animal.pdfDownload
 Writing What can you see on the farm.pdfDownload
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Tricky Words

Learning tricky words will now be an ongoing task through the summer term so make it a focus this week and then dip in and out as your child needs for the remainder of your time at home. It will take time so little and often is best.

Grown-ups – watch these 2 clips (5mins each) from ACE Early Years for ideas of how to practise tricky words indoors and outdoors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80kpHbGSypw     and         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCtQzAOIPZ4

Focus the week on helping your child READ their tricky words using some of the ideas from ACE Early Years. Start with Phase 2, move onto Phase 3 and where appropriate CHALLENGE to start learning Phase 4.

 

Phonics

This week we’d like you to explore Phonics Play. It’s free and has excellent games that will help the children consolidate their current learning and help them move forward.    https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

This week explore the games in 'Resources' (they can be accessed via laptop, mobile and tablet).

For most games you can choose the level/phase so start with Phase 2, move onto Phase 3 and where appropriate CHALLENGE your child to try out Phase 4.

 

NB. We would recommend that you ONLY move onto Phase 4 if your child is secure with MOST Phase 3 sounds. It is also important that IF you do move onto the ‘next phase’ you still revisit the previous phases – this is what we would do daily in school.

3. More Together...

This week there is no ‘More Together’ as we have bombarded you with so much!

Photo Gallery week 6 

Thank you for another amazing week of photo's of emails from you all!

WEEK 5: 20.4.20 Home Learning Ideas 

1. Listening and Talking Together - We're Going on an Egg Hunt

Listen to the story 'We're Going on an Egg Hunt' by Martha Mumford HERE and then have a go at doing the daily maths activities HERE. Look at WEEK 1

They are fun and play based tasks which are focused on 'talking' about maths, an essential early skill. 

There is a short video clip for the grown up and then 'Talking Together' daily tasks.

The tasks are also below for easy access. 

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 4. WRM 1 Starting-with-a-Story-Egg-Hunt.pdfDownload
 4. WRM 2-Starting-with-a-Story-Egg-Box-Play.pdfDownload
 4. WRM 3-Starting-with-a-Story-Making-Collections.pdfDownload
 4. WRM 4 Starting-with-a-Story-Number-or-Shape-Hunt.pdfDownload
 4. WRM 5-Starting-with-a-Story-Decorating-Eggs-and-more.pdfDownload
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2. Reading and Writing Together

Keeping to the theme of Easter and Spring, have a go at reading the sentences on the attached document below. CHALLENGE - Can your grown up copy the sentence and then cut it up into separate words. Can you have a go at putting it back in the correct order?

There are also some writing frames if you want to write about your Easter holidays or use a word mat to write some simple sentences. 

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 2. Reading easter-simple-sentence-cards_ver_2.pdfDownload
 2. Reading spring-simple-sentence-cards_ver_2.pdfDownload
 3. Wriitng My Easter Holiday.pdfDownload
 3. Writing Easter writing frames with word mat.pdfDownload
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3. More Together...

For those of you wanting more to fill your day there are some extra home learning challenges, maths and some tricky word tasks that you can do below. 

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 1. HL Easter.pdfDownload
 2. Reading Phonics Phase 2 tricky words Easter booklet.pdfDownload
 2. Reading Phonics Phase 3 tricky words Easter booklet.pdfDownload
 4. Maths eggs-in-nests-addition-sheet-_ver_2.pdfDownload
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Photo Gallery week 5

What amazing fun learning is happening in all your homes! Enjoy the photo's and we look forward to receiving more for next week. 

WEEK 3: 6.4.20 Home Learning Ideas - Easter holidays!

WEEK 4: 13.4.20 Home Learning Ideas - Easter holidays!

Families - you have all been absolutely amazing accessing ideas from this page and others to support your children's learning - thank you!

For the next 2 weeks try to take a break and be kind to yourselves. We will be back posting ideas wb 20..4.20.

If you are keen to keep the routine you have established and continue some learning then why not try Mrs Harrison's story reading challenge - one of our class friends has already read her story, it's on Twitter, have you seen the video? It links perfectly with setting up your own story shelves from this week - go on, give it a try....!

You can also continue to access pages above under 'Daily Diet' and 'Let's Get Physical'. See you all soon!

HAPPY EASTER CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

We miss you all very much and can't wait to see you again!

Love from all the teachers in Reception Class xxx

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WEEK 2: 30.3.20 Home Learning Ideas - Story telling and writing

Do you remember how brilliant you have all been at telling exciting stories this year? 

Pete the Cat and Everywhere Bear have been busy making their own story shelves at Mrs Hargreaves house and making her giggle with their funny stories. 

 

CHALLENGE

Look at the pictures below. Can you make your own story shelves/area at home? Can you use them to tell exciting stories to your family. Get them to join in too!

Once you are confident telling your story try drawing it or even writing it down. Below you will find some things to help you; a sound mat, a tricky word mat and some notes for the grown-ups. 

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 phase 2 and 3 sound mat.pdfDownload
 phase 2, 3 and 4 tricky words.pdfDownload
 Reception Story writing guidance story shelves.pdfDownload
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Photo Gallery week 2

You are amazing Reception Class and we are truly proud of each and every one of you !

WEEK 1: 23.3.20 Home Learning Ideas - 3D shapes

We have really enjoyed playing with our 3D shape museum in school. We have learned that 3D shapes are fat not flat! We have named 3D shapes and described them using words such as curved, edges, faces. There are lots of songs you can sing too - Google '3D shape songs' on YouTube and have fun!

CHALLENGE: 

Pete the Cat and Everywhere Bear have made their own museum at Mrs Hargreaves house. Can you make your own 3D shape museum at home? Email your pictures and we will feature them on this website (no names of children will be used). 

Photo Gallery week 1 

Take a look at what your friends have been doing at home!

Everywhere Bear and Pete the Cat say "hello."

Over the coming weeks they will be setting you fun challenges to try at home. 

It would mean so much to us if you could share what you've been doing by email. We might even feature you on this page!