Reception

Welcome to our Reception class page

Parents please find below some very useful information regarding ways in which you can support your child’s communication skills. Below are simple activities and play ideas and how you can find out about their amazing early development.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

We believe early communication skills are key in securing academic success for the future. Please visit the link below for simple, fun activities from newborn to 5 years old to support you developing these skills for your child

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Please also find below a document called Universally speaking. This gives useful information on your child’s age and stage of development for communication. It gives useful hints and tips on how to support your child

Universally speaking

We would like to thank our mystery reader this week for reading the children a story! The children rally enjoyed the way you told it!! If you are interested in becoming a mystery reader then please speak to Mrs Hackney

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Thank you to everyone who came along to look at your child’s work, we hope you enjoyed looking at how much progress the children have made since the start of the year.

Week beginning 16.5.22

We have had a special delivery!!

The children are very excited with the arrival of our caterpillars….

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The children are very excited to see the changes the caterpillar makes first hand. We will keep you updated on their progress.

Below is a short video which you can discuss with your children about the changes and stages that happen. Can you children use some of this vocabulary?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kZD6rlSLUw

We have exciting creative activities planned this week to support with the development of children’s vocabulary and understanding.

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Maths

This week we are consolidated our knowledge on number bonds within 5. Ask the children to write down or say the two different numbers that make five. How many ways? Below is a song to help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOU3axPomRg

The children are also exploring the two numbers that add to make 10. Below is a song where the children can pause the video and use either their fingers or ten frame to fins the missing part of the number 10. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOU3axPomRg

We have also been consolidating our knowledge on positional language. Please play the game below to support your child’s understanding with this. 

https://www.tinytap.com/activities/g126x/play/where-am-i-positional-language-made-easy

Phonics 

Please find the phonics lesson video for this week’s homework

https://youtu.be/WbX6m8AGa2s

Below is another video to support your child with the new sound of the week oi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-0wWdE-Ezg

The children have really enjoyed taking their learning outside this week…..

Week beginning 9.5.22

As we planted our strawberry plants last week, we decided to do some investigation of our own, to see if we planted a fresh strawberry would the seeds create a plant? Watch this space and we will keep you up to date on our findings.

This week we begin our learning around the Queen’s Jubilee. We are very excited and have lots of exciting things to discuss and complete with the children. Look at our exciting tuff tray of London this week

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We are going to be learning who the Queen is and why we are celebrating her Jubilee. We will look at the Queen in the past and how she has changed over the years. We will also be learning and comparing her to another famous Queen. We will look at important and significant events that have happened during her time and we will also be learning the National Anthem. Keep checking back to see the children’s creative work this week!

Our gardening club have been busy planting tomato plants in our green house as well as looking after our strawberry plants. We have strawberries growing already. We are very excited

Phonics.

Sound of the week

Below is a video for your child to practise learning the sound and blending to read words which contain it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMuAjxj6bSk

I am also adding a video of a previous sound for the children to continue learning and consolidate. Please click below for the igh sound video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVtOaeBIDg&t=1s

Tricky words. 

The tricky word of the week is all.

Please support your child in being able to read and write this word.

Below is a reminder of the words covered so far. Please remember the children need to be able to read and write these words, so practise with them as often as you can.

to, no, go, the, into, we, me, be, he, she, was, you, are, they

Maths

The children have been learning about halving and what that means. They have been learning how to share amounts so they are equal and understanding what a part and a whole is. Below is a game you can support the children with at home. 

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Below is an interactive 10 frame to support knowledge of numbers 1-10

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Ten-Frame/

Week beginning 3.5.22

Story of the week

Below is a video of the story you can share together. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cELSeYq2auI

This week our story will focus around strawberries. We will be using this opportunity to learn about the life cycle if a strawberry plant as well as planting and growing strawberries in our garden.

We will also look closely at how we can use strawberries to make our very own Jam!!

Below is a short video you can watch with your child and discuss. Think about the vocabulary unripe, ripe when you are discussing what you see. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuZsYOHU5Zo

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We are busy planting our beans inside and out this week also, we are learning how to look after them so we can harvest them later in the year.

Maths 

Below is a video for the number block 10 which will support your child’s understanding of the number 10 and the numbers within it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4i6fu0bTQ8

Below is an interactive game where your child can explore number bonds of numbers up to 10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=WaystoMake

Phonics 

Below is a video to support blending to read words with this new digraph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zzt1ByfoK8

Below is the alphablock video which will support blending and consolidate previous sounds we have learnt. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f4KYUD0LMk&t=2s

Week beginning 25.4.22

What an amazing week the children have had developing their physical skills. We are so proud that in just 5 days the children have moved from balance bikes to riding bikes with pedals and no stabilisers!! Well done children!

This week we are looking at the alternate version of the Fairy Tale Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Please find the link below so you can share and discuss this video at home. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf1jybzSwwE 

This week we will continue to look at the season of Spring and begin planting our beans. We will look closely at their life cycle and closely observe their progress learning how we can help them to grow.

Please find a video below to discuss with your children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1snqYyf-0

Why not see what growing you could do with your family at home? What could you plant together for your garden?

The gardening club have been busy this week preparing the garden this Spring. They have been de weeding, planting strawberries, painting to decorate our planters, labelling the plants as well as picking up any litter or rubbish. 

Maths

This week we will use the story of Jim and the Beanstalk to consolidate our learning on measuring. The children will be using a range of resources to help them measure height and length as well as developing their mathematical language of tall, short, taller, tallest, shorter, shortest, long, longer and longest. 

A challenge this week could be to sort and measure everyone in your house from the shortest to the tallest?

Who has the longest footprint? How do you know? 

Can you go outside and find objects from nature for example sticks, trees and plants, are they tall, short? Which is the tallest/shortest/longest?

Phonics

This week we will be working on consolidating all digraphs and trigraphs previously learnt as well as introducing a new sound. Please find short videos for all the sounds we have covered, you can choose which sound your child wants to revisit. The sounds covered so far include j,v,w,x,y,z,zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng,ai,oo,igh,ar,oa, oo and ee

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

Tricky words 

Please find below a video for helping your children read the phase 3 tricky words. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr728xs

Sound of the week 

Below you will find a short video to support the blending of words with this sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TKWxjU0UgQ

Week beginning 4.4.22

This week we are continuing to look at how we grow and change, looking at vegetables and how they contribute to a healthy diet. This week the children will be planting potato’s in our garden, watching them grow so we can use them before the children leave for the summer holidays. 

Phonics 

The children are working this week on consolidation applying the sounds they have learnt so far in their writing and reading. Please ensure your child can read and write these sounds:

qu    ch   sh    ng    th    ai   oa    igh     oo   ar 

You can also help your children to read and write these tricky words:

the    no    I     to    go     into     he     we    me   she    be    was    my

Below are some games to support the children with their phonics 

phonics homework

Maths

This week we are exploring 3d shapes and learning lots of new shape names and comparing these shapes to shapes in the environment. 

Please find a video below for parents to help support your child on how to teach and support your child’s learning around these shapes. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A42KBXGSAUM

Week beginning 28.3.22

Story of the week 

This week we are continuing looking at growth and how we grow as humans. We will be looking in more detail at what we need to grow healthy in body and mind.

We will look at and learn about healthy fruit and vegetables and learn how to make healthy snacks. What healthy snacks can you make at home?

Phonics

Can your child read and write the new sound of the week? Can you support your child by watching the video below and asking the children to join in with the blending of the new

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLFON8qBZsE

Below you will also find the alphablock video for this sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5qTyupX0IE&t=3s

Maths 

This week we are focusing on the children’s understanding of numbers 1-10. Can you child order numbers 1-10? Can they count 1-10 using objects found from around the house? What if you put the objects in different arrangements?

We are also exploring and looking deeper within the number 10 and looking at the number bonds that make up this number

Below is a very short video to help your children explore this, encourage them to use their fingers and pause the video to give them time to find the answer

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

The children have also been working on their subitising, can you child match the lady bird to the correct number house by subitising the number of spots on it’s back. 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/homeTimeLadybirds/

Week beginning 21.3.22

We continue to look at life cycles this week, however this week we will explore how we grow as humans. Please don’t forget to email photographs of your child as a baby and how they have grown as well as some family photographs to homework@stpetersnewman.co.uk as this will help with our discussions.

Thank you

We have already started to talk about the changes of weather we are experiencing and how we are moving from winter into Spring. Could you go on a walk together as a family and see what signs of spring you can see? Can you see any bluebells or daffodils? Can you spot any blossom trees? Can you see buds growing on trees?

Look at the fantastic learning we have been doing this week so far with this beautiful Spring weather 

Phonics

Sound of the week

This week we are looking at the oo digraph. Can your child recognise and wrtie this sound? Please watch the video below and ask your child to blend to read the different words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONgqoexO8gY

Tricky words. 

Below are the tricky words we have taught so far, please practise both reading and writing these words as frequent as possible:

you, the, I, to, no, go, into, they, me, we, he, be, she 

This week we will look at the the tricky word

was

Maths

This week we will explore and look at the number 10. We will be counting, ordering and exploring what numbers the number ten is made up of. This week the number ten has been unlocked on your ten town home learning. Please watch the video and complete the activities.

Weel beginning 14.3.22

This week we are building on our learning of farm animals and looking more closely at the life cycle of a hen.

Please share this video below with your children and discuss what is happening together. Some of our key vocabulary can be found in this video this week. We will be encouraging the children to use the words:

hen, chick, egg, incubator, life cycle, develop, grow, egg tooth, crack, peck, hatch, hatching, wet, feathers, beak, claws, fluffy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt5CRD34BKM

Story of the week 

Why not share this story together below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qteq6GT9aXE

Phonics

Sound of the week

Please watch this video below and work through blending the different words with this new sound with your child. Top tip: does your child understand what each word means that they are reading?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PpcG5UMSn8&t=1s

Maths

This week we are continuing to explore the composition of numbers 1-9

We are working with numicon shapes in school to help with this, try the game below to help with your child’s recognition of the numicon pieces. 

https://www.tinytap.com/activities/gzm9/play/monster-numicon-counting-made-easy

Please click on the game below to explore ways of making numbers up to 10 with your children. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=WaystoMake

Week beginning 7.3.22

Please find below a link to a phonics lesson with Mrs Hackney for homework this week. Please support your child in joining in with the tasks. 

https://youtu.be/s4l4jaqKQfM

The children have been learning to play the note D this week on their glockenspiel in time to the pulse

We have also welcomed parents back into the class room who have enjoyed sharing their child’s learning journey and work together. Please look out for these sessions as they will now be happening regularly.

Mystery Reader

We are also very excited to announce that we are now continuing our mystery reader afternoon’s each week. We encourage you to get along, if you would like to come and read the children a story, then please reply to the letter and let Mrs Hackney know. We would like to thank Anayah’s mum who enjoyed reading a story to the children this week? Who will it be next?…………

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This week we are continuing to look at animals and their habitats on the farm. The story of the week will be 

If you do not have the story at home then you can use the link below

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The children have really enjoyed making bread from scratch this week and being involved in the process. We looked at how the ingredients went from dry to wet to dough. We also learnt how to yeast helped the dough to rise, it was amazing! Why not try at home making bread from scratch with your children? 

 Key vocabulary we will be focusing on this week will be:

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Phonics

This week we are looking at the trigraph igh

Below is a video where the children can join along and blend t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVtOaeBIDg

Maths 

This week we will recap our knowledge around shape. We will be learning shape names and using the correct mathematical language to describe them. Why not play this shape game with your children below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

Below are some maths games that will continue to develop your child’s understanding around the numbers 1-10

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-all-about-the-numbers-1-to-10-eyfs-interactive-game-activity/

Don’t forget to download the free white rose maths app for quick fun and educational maths games to support your child. 

Week beginning 28.2.22

As this week we will be celebrating world book day we will be looking at a twisted fairy tale “Superpigs”

We will also be using this as an introduction to life on the farm, exploring the different animals, their babies and their homes. Look through this video with your children and discuss what you know already!

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

Maths

This week we will be exploring the number 9. This number will be unlocked on Ten town home access. Please watch the videos and complete the activities to support your child’s knowledge around this number. 

We will also be consolidating our knowledge around numbers 4,5,6,7,8 and subitising. Please use the activities below to support your child with this. Below is a fantastic resource you can download on your devices at home to promote these skills- 1 minute maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/1-minute-maths#download

https://www.studyladder.co.uk/games/activity/subitising-ten-frame-21218?backUrl=/games/mathematics/ca-kinder/mathematics-numbers-and-place-value-410?lc_set=&lc_set=

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

Phonics

Sound of the week

Please find below the ee alphablock video to explore blending different words with the new digraph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Eunmvlex0c

Tricky words

Below are the tricky words we have learnt so far, please ensure your child can read and write these words

me, she, we, he, be, I, to , no go, the, into, you

The new word we will be exploring this week is:

they

Week beginning 14.2.22

This week we continue supporting children’s mental health awareness by developing the children’s vocabulary and understanding around their emotions. We have a focus on love and kindness this week and how we can be good friends. This week’s story is:

Below is a link to the story so you can share

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw73910uecU

I would like you to take the time to read through the information you may find useful as parents in prioritising self care for yourselves and your children.

Self care top tips

Below is also a list of mental well being activities you can do with your children, daily or weekly, how many can you work through?

Mental well being activity list

Maths

The children are currently working on their subitising, below is a power point game that will really help them with this. Can they talk about the two dice their see and use their number bonds to quickly subitise the total?

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Subitise with a pirate!, Click on the song below to practise those skills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L8bIDeW5co

Phonics

Sound of the week

Below is the song we will learn for the ai song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgvDeo-ZCDE

Tricky words

Below are the tricky words we have been learning to read and spell:

the  I  to  go  no  into  we  me  she  he  be  you

Letter formation video

Below is a letter formation video to support with children forming their letters in the correct place, with start and finishing points. 

https://youtu.be/dqmPfhC890s

Week beginning 7.2.22

Over the next two weeks we are exploring a range of texts which will support the children with their personal, social and emotional development. Our focus will be around mental health and exploring the children’s feelings. 

This week we will explore the story of the colour monster, please click on the link below to enjoy this story together. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y&t=367s

I would like you to take the time to read through the information you may find useful as parents in prioritising self care for yourselves and your children.

Self care top tips

Below is also a list of mental well being activities you can do with your children, daily or weekly, how many can you work through?

Mental well being activity list

Phonics

This week we are consolidating our learning of the phase 3 digraphs we have learnt. Can you child recognise and write these sounds?

ch, sh, qu, th and ng

Can you work through the power point below, read the tricky words and find the missing sounds in the words?

phonics homework

Maths

This week we are consolidating our knowledge around the numbers 5,6,7,8. Please make sure you are working through the activities on Ten town home learning. You can also click on the game below and choose different numbers up to 8 to help the children’s understanding of each individual number.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/todays-number-up-to-20

Week beginning 31.2.22

This week we are learning about the Chinese Festival

“Chinese new year”

The children are taking part in lots of creative and exciting activities to help them learn how this may be similar or different to how they celebrate in their own culture. Please don’t forget your donation so the children can cook and eat a Chinese feast at the end of the week Below are some videos which you can discuss with your child about the festival. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year

The children have enjoyed exploring Chinese cooking and tasting as well as creating their own dragon masks for their dragon dance parade this week

Get creative at home, you could make a dragon or tiger craft and perform your parade at home

Phonics

Sound of the week

This week we are looking at the ending digraph ng

Please look through and practise blending to read the ng words below 

ng homework

Please watch the alphablock ng video and blend to read the words they make

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoG2ETuIJZ0

Maths 

This week we are looking at using the words tall and short to describe the height of different objects. Please click below and complete the activity to find the tall and short objects

tall and short homework

Week beginning 24th January

This week we are building on our learning of ice and the Arctic by travelling to the South Pole. We are looking at the Antarctic and comparing the types of animals which live here, in particular looking at Emperor Penguins. 

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

We are also taking part in the RSPB big garden birdwatch 

This week we are learning about the different types of birds we may see in our gardens. The children will be going outside and seeing how many of those birds we will find. Please click on the links below to find out how you can get involved at home. For homework this week we would like you to go for a walk in your local area or spend some quiet time in your garden to see how many of those birds you can see. Below is a sheet spotter to help you 

rspb_big-schools-birdwatch_teaching_resources_counting_sheets_tens_english-version

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

The children have been thinking about how we can care for God’s creation by making bird feeders for the birds this winter. We have put now hung them outside and hopefully we will spot more garden boards. 

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/

Phonics

Please find below the th alphablock video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB43Qgu2Oac&t=4s

Challenge

Can your child practise blending to read these words

path           bath        thick         thin 

Maths

This week we are continuing our learning with numbers 6,7 and 8.

Below is an interactive game where you child can explore the different ways of making 5,6,7 and 8

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=WaystoMake

Please also make sure you are working through and completing your ten town number activities up to 8. 

Week beginning 17th January

Exploring Ice…..

This week we are exploring ice and finding out where it comes from and what happens to it over time especially when it gets warm. 

Why not explore ice at home this week? Can you turn water into ice? How did you do it? How can we get the water back? 

Wait until we have a frost, you could leave a jug of water out over night and see what happens to it? 

These are the words we will be encouraging the children to use and understand:

Ice      cold      freezing     hard    slippery    melting  warm    liquid    solid  watery

Could you help your child to use these words and have some fun with ice at home this week?

Phonics

Sound of the week

Below is a video which will recap over our digraph ch as well as introduce words with our new digraph sh. How many words can you blend and read along with the alphablocks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JZM6uBpLGQ

Maths

This week we are looking closely at the number 8. I have unlocked number 8 on the ten town website please can you ensure you watch the video and complete the number 8 activities with your children.

Week beginning 10th January

The Arctic

This week we are going to be exploring the Arctic with the children. They will learn about the environment and it’s animals. This will follow on to ice exploration. Please explore and discuss this 3 minute video about the Arctic and its animals with your children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-9xDztBhzE

Below is some key vocabulary to help your children to use and understand

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Phonics

Sound of the week

Please click on the video below and join in with this week’s phonic lesson for homework

https://youtu.be/KA77_A92Il0

Tricky word of the week

he

Please support your children reading and writing these words:

the, I, to, no, go, into, we, me, be

Maths

We have been looking closely at the number 7, please ensure you have logged onto ten town home learning to access the videos and activities. Below is a power point to support the children’s learning around this number. 

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Week beginning 4th January

Winter

This week we are looking closely at the season of Winter. We have been outside on a winter walk and focused on the different signs of winter and talked about the different weather we may encounter. Why not take your children out this weekend for a winter walk to see what different weathers you can feel and what signs of Winter there 

Key Vocabulary

Please click below to help your child to use and understand this winter vocabulary:

winter-word-mat-

Story of the week

Below is a link to a short video of a winter story to share and discuss with your children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Cg9-6NeSs

Winter song

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

Phonics

Below is a link to support your child in learning their phase 3 sounds. Please only leave set 6 and 7 ticked and untick the other numbers as these are the sounds the children have been learning.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=3

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/phonics/balloon-phonics-cvc-game

Maths

This week we are focusing on consolidation of numbers 1-6

Below are a range of games to support your child with this:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=WaystoMake

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Please also complete the videos and activities numbers 1-7 on your ten town login. If you have any problems logging in please speak to Mrs Hackney

The children have had a lot of fun playing and exploring the ice and snow which has been helping us with our learning on Winter

Please find a link below to the recorded nativity performance 

https://youtu.be/ItRrC3rUYtg

The children have had a fantastic week, enjoying their Christmas dinner and party day. Thank you to the parents for your kind donations

 Look at what we have been up to

The children have had a couple of very exciting weeks. they have written and posted their letters to Santa. They have been to the Gatehouse Theatre to see “Dear Santa” and they have also completed their first nativity and performed this for parents. We are so proud of our children

Week beginning 6.12.21

This week we will be building on our prior knowledge of “The Gruffalo” and looking at the second book in the series. The children will use this story to explore light and shadows. 

Why not share the story together, the short film of the Gruffalo’s Child can be found on BBC iplayer. Why not have fun exploring light and dark at home. Try the link below to explore making shadow puppets.

https://www.science-sparks.com/the-gruffalos-child-shadow-puppet/

Phonics

Sounds of the week

Below are some quick read activities for the sound z and zz digraph

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Maths

Below is a powerpoint game to work on the children combining and adding 2 groups together to find the total. The questions will also help the children’s reasoning skills.

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Week beginning 29.11.21

This week the children are learning all about letters and postal workers. We will be using our phonics to learn how to write letters. The children will be writing their own letters to Santa and walking to the post box on Wednesday to post them. 

An important challenge for the children to begin is to learn their address. Does your child know where they live?

Why not try these home learning challenges this week:

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Phonics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3etF1Z2danw

Below is a game to support your child with their blending and reading skills. 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/pick-a-picture

Maths

This week we are exploring the number 6. I have unlocked the number 6 on the Ten Town website this week, please complete the activities and watch the video and song for this number. If you need help with your password or logging in please don’t hesitate to ask. 

Below is the link to a game exploring numbers, please select numbers 1-6 and exploring the different activities. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/todays-number-up-to-20

 

Week beginning 22.11.21

This week we will start our learning with a special visitor! We have a hedgehog coming into school from a rescue sanctuary. We will learn what we can do to care and help these animals during the autumn and winter. 

We will also be looking at the story The Scarecrows Wedding, consolidating our learning around Autumn and learning about weddings and weddings around the world. 

Below are some ideas for crafts to make and create your own hedgehog

Phonics

Sound of the week

The children will be listening for this sound at the end of words.  Why not practise blending to read some of these words this week:

box       fox     mix     fix     six

Below are games where you can practise listening for the different sound in words. Why not try the ending sound this week?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/phonics/balloon-phonics-cvc-game

Tricky word of the week 

we

Maths

This week the children will be learning to combine groups and find 1 more than up to 5. Below are some games to help support this 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zht28hv

Week beginning 15.11.21

This week is Anti bulling week. We are using the story Elmer to encourage the children to celebrate differences and what makes them special. We will be talking about kindness and how we can be a good friend. 

Nursery Rhyme week

This week we will also be taking part in nursery rhyme week. We will be focusing on a different nursery rhyme each day

Below are links for each nursery rhyme so you can practise at home

Wind the bobbin up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwdxJnAA6CI

Insey winsey spider 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WRnCURI2ak

Sleeping bunnies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHcFQ9gaMF4

Down in the Jungle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVgIZ_-akvw

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Phonics

Below are the alphablock videos for the sound w

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/alphablocks-web

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/alphablocks-wig

Below is a game to support your children with blending to read c

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-cards?phase=2

Maths 

Bud’s number garden will support the children with number ordering and counting

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/education-ivor-starting-school?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzd4b382

Below are some interactive counting games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Below is a song that will help to consolidate the children’s learning around the number bonds of 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zija7aVmziY

Week Beginning 7.11.21

This week we are looking closely at the Hindu celebration of Diwali. This week will be full of creative activities to widen the children’s vocabulary so they are able to talk about celebrations that happen in other cultures.

Below is a link to a video from cbeebies “Lets celebrate” which you can watch and discuss with your child. You can discuss the similarities and differences between your own family celebrations.

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

COP26

This week we will also be looking at the story Saving tally 

  We will be supporting children in learning about the events that are happening in the world around COP26. This story is an introduction in supporting the children’s understanding around plastic and the harm it can do to the environment and the ocean. Please use this time to discuss the meaning around cop26 with your children. The children are never too young to learn and understand that we can all play our part in caring for God’s creation and caring for our common home. 

Phonics

Sound of the week

Below is the link to the alphablock video to support your child with their blending skills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbkjKH6ph80

Tricky words

Below are the words your children are learning to read and write:

I     to    no    go   the   into   me   be 

Maths

This week we are continuing to look closely at the composition of number 5. Below is a game to support your child 

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Five-Frame/

Click on the games part and select the different options such as build it,

Week beginning 2.11.21

This week we are looking closely at the celebration of Bonfire night. We will be looking closely at the story of the “Gunpowder plot” by taking a look back in history we will learn why this is celebrated every year. 

We are also looking closely at the role of fire fighters in our community and how they protect us and keep us safe. The children will be learning about fire safety and how to stay safe around fireworks. The children have loved playing and pretending to be fire fighters in our new role play area. 

Below is a link for a video to watch and discuss with your children about the day in the life of a firefighter. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9RQDZEmf4I

Maths 

This week we are looking closely at the number 5. Please log on to the ten town home access to access the number 5 videos and activities. 

We are looking deeper at individual numbers. So as well as the children being able to recognise, count and write the number we are looking at what the two different parts (numbers) are that make up the number.

Below are some bite size activities to help support in the composition of number 4 and 5 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxbq8hv

Phonics

Sound of the week 

Below is a link to the jolly phonics song you can practise with your children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z78ardzCU40

Below is the link for the alphablock j which you can watch for just over 3

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

Tricky words of the week

be      me

These are the words we are teaching the children to read and write. Please ensure you continue to practise reading and writing the tricky words on your key rings.

I    to    no    go    the   into

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Wow what a week of learning it was pumpkin filled….

The children have enjoyed making their pumpkin soup and it tasted delicious! They have also enjoyed exploring pumpkins, recreating pumpkins with plasticine and creating pictures with our autumn objects. 

Please keep scrolling below these photographs for this weeks learning

Week beginning 18.10.21

Below is a link to the video which you can share and discuss with the children

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

This week we will be using this story to continue to study autumn and look more closely at woodland animals. We will be learning which materials we could use to create the best and darkest nest for our owls. We will be supporting the children to discuss the main events of a story and to also use repeated refrains and language.

Click below for this short video all about owls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13yxEVwdUbw

Maths

This week we are looking more closely at the composition of number 4. We are teaching the children that the number four is made up of other numbers. We are exploring what the 2 parts make the whole number 4 are.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d61cv/numberblocks-series-1-four

Below is a video where the children can see and sing the number pairs that make 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2gwD4QOD0E

Phonics

This week we are learning a new tricky word:

be

We will continue to learn another digraph- 

ff

The children will be learning to see and hear this sound mostly at the end of words such as huff, cuff, puff.

Below is the alphblock video for the digraphs we have been learning and will learn. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctH7_nRbvv0

Please continue to use this game below to support your child in hearing the different sounds in words 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/phonics/balloon-phonics-cvc-game

We are concentrating on teaching the correct letter formation from the start with the children. This is essential in supporting the children where to start writign their letter do they can form it and represent it correctly. I have created a short video for parents and children to use when practising writing individual letters. 

Week beginning 10.10.21

This week we are using the story “Pumpkin Soup” as an exciting stimulus to help us understand all about pumpkins. We will be exploring lots of different pumpkins in our play this week which your donations have helped to cover.

We will be learning how and where pumpkins grow and exploring inside of them, we will then be making our own delicious pumpkin soup to eat!!

There are lots of opportunities  to visit farm yards at the moment and go pumpkin picking with the family this autumn it is one of Mrs Hackney’s favourite things to do! Why not give it a go…. 

Below os a very short video to discuss with your children about how pumpkins grow. You could use seeds from a pumpkin you have used to grow your own like we did here in school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB-dfi_0TsQ

Maths 

We continue to work on counting and number ordering this week. The children need to know the order of the number system before as this will support their understanding when comparing quantity. The children love to use bud’s number garden to help

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zd4b382

We are also looking to use and understand the words “heavy and light” when comparing objects below is a video which can support learning. You can also encourage your child to find objects around the house and sort which are heavy and which are light 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bc2ckr/kit-pup-series-1-9-heavy-and-light

Phonics

Tricky words 

The tricky words we are learning to read and write are

I to no go the and into

Sound of the week

We are looking at another digraph this week

ll

Below is a video to support the children’s understanding of this sound and blending words containing this new sound 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01dlx1t/alphablocks-series-2-13-hill

Week Beginning 4.10.21

AUTUMN IS HERE

This week we will be focusing on the changes in the weather and exploring the season of Autumn. We will begin the week by taking the children on a walk to collect lots of autumn objects. We are focusing on building the children’s vocabulary and by giving them a first hand exciting experience we are hoping this will have a lasting impact on their progress. We will be immersing the children in lots of exciting autumn activities and our story focus will be Leaf Man

These are just a few of our exciting Autumn activities we have been getting up to this week…. Keep Scrolling for pictures from our Autumn walk and information on how you can help your child this week. 

Maths

We have been working on number ordering with the children as the majority of the children have struggled to place numbers in order from 1-5 or 1-10. Below is an interactive game to support your children with this

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zd4b382

We are also closely looking at pattern this week. We will be looking at repeating patterns in colour, shape but also autumnal objects. The children will be completing and recreating their own patterns as well as using this language. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

https://www.education.com/games/identify-continue-shape-patterns/

Phonics

This week the children will be learning a new sound

CK

this is what we call a digraph, which simply means 2 letters but it only makes one sound. This sound usually comes at the end of the word.

Below are some activities that will support your child with this new learning but also hearing the final sound in a word. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/z6wxmfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01dzn26/alphablocks-series-2-21-kick

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Week beginning 27.9.21

This week we are using this twisted tale to support the children’s understanding of oral health and hygiene. This will be complimented by a visit from a dental nurse and a range of hands on activities. Below is a link with some useful information

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-playtime-toothbrush/zk4p2sg

Maths

This week we are working on comparing quantities. We will be supporting the children to understand and use the language more, most, less, least, fewest. Below is a game which will help your child to practise this vocabulary.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/muckyMonsters/

Below is a link for the number blocks which will support your child with numbers 1-5

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7APNVVdrx5M

Phonics

This week the children are recapping over sounds:

s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,o,c,k,e,u,r,h,b,l,f

Please ensure your children can recognise these sounds and also practise writing them correctly. This week the children are continuing to listen for all of the words in a word and use this to support blending to read simple words. Below is a link to the game where you can choose which sound to work on. the children find the middle sound the most challenging so why not practise this sound first.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/phonics/balloon-phonics-cvc-game

Week beginning 20.9.21

Story of the week

This week we are looking at the first of our twisted fairy tale stories. This story will encourage the children to recall and draw comparisons to the fairy tale “The Three little pigs”

We will be using this tale to highlight to children how we can help to stop germs spreading and to keep ourselves healthy. This will teach the children how to manage their personal hygiene more independently. This is an extremely important skill to teach the children about basic levels of hygiene not just in light of the pandemic but for every day life.

Below is a useful power point to talk through with your child to get them to understand why it is important to look after ourselves and how we can do this. 

Personal hygiene

Phonics

We have been recapping our work on rhyme and will continue with this throughout the half term. Please click below to play match the rhyme game with your children at home

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Below is also a game you can use to develop your child’s listening skills and us

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-sounds?phase=1

Below is a game to support sou

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=2

Maths

Below is a link to lots of interactive games to support counting and number recognition

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Don’t forget to use your ten town login to complete all of the activities for numbers 1-5  

Week beginning 13.9.21

Story of the Week

We are learning all about ourselves and our bodies. We are learning the different body parts and facial features we have. This week we look deeper underneath at our skeletons! We are going to learn that we are made of bones and learn some of their names.

Join in with the skeleton song at home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpvuqj5nv6U

Wow Words

Our new wow words we want the children to understand and use this week are……

Words of the week body parts

We are recapping our phase 2 sounds in our phonics this week starting with

s,a,t and p. 

Below is a link where you can work on recognising the sound and also hear it at the beginning of different words. You can also practise forming this letter correctly at home

https://www.starfall.com/h/abcs/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Maths

This week in Maths we are focusing on our counting and sorting skills. The children will be recapping over these previously taught skills to see if they can sort in a variety of ways but also develop their reasoning skills and explain why.

Here is a song at home to practise counting to 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH_4gLKcmvo

Below is also a link to an interactive sorting game you can play with your children at home to develop these skills

https://pbskids.org/sid/games/sorting-box

The children have had a busy few days exploring their new classroom and activities. They have particularly enjoyed the doctors role play.

Thank you 

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