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Reception Home Learning 

We have included a number of links to recognised websites below to help you find suitable material. These links were good when we last checked them and we will be regularly checking that they do not become unsuitable. However, please remember that external sites are not under our control and their content may change without warning. We provide these links as a service and cannot guarantee their continued suitability.

The Reception team have created this page to try and ease your worries about your reception child/children missing out on any learning time during this unique and somewhat unknown time. We appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy and so we have prepared a breakdown of our timetable and the sessions we teach. These have links and ideas that can be completed both independently or with adult support.

During the rest of the school day the children are learning through play, sharing with their peers and enjoying conversations with both friends and teachers. They are learning to take turns, to listen and to be an active part of the class i.e. tidy up time, understanding why we need to tidy up and how to help each other.  They are also learning to become independent and achieve things by themselves i.e. getting changed for PE, this all supports self-esteem and strong community values. So by continuing to practise the subject sessions below and play games that involve turn taking, tidying up and doing things for themselves while they at home, will really support and help minimize the impact of being off school and away from our school routine. 

Most of all if you have this extra time together, please take advantage to spend quality time together as we don’t always get an opportunity to do this in our busy lives. Laugh, giggle, play, sing and dance and remember the Easter holidays are the ‘holidays’ and this work does not need to be done during this time. Please do not worry or put pressure on yourselves or your children. At this age the most important thing is they feel safe and know that you are safe.

If you are struggling for time or someone else is having to take care of your children, the main things to concentrate on are reading, sounds and writing. If they could continue to read every day, whether it is their own school book, their favourite books etc.; or be read to and enjoy the stories or non-fiction books. Please continue to practise word cards and sounds especially phase 3 trigraphs; ‘igh’, ‘ear’, ‘air’ and ‘ure’ and  practice some writing (lots of ideas, sheets and examples are provided on these pages).

Please look at the sessions link below and take the ideas and suggestions for each session and use them as and when you can. 

Teaching Sessions

This page is just a guide of suggestions and ideas to support you through the coming weeks. You know your child and what they are capable of. We don’t suggest that you spend more than 20 minutes on each subject and ensure that you have breaks in between, so your child can process all the information, play and enjoy learning.

If you would like any ideas or guidance of how to manage the sessions throughout the day we have put together a timetable.

Timetable Example

For reading, here is a link to the Oxford Owl site  Home Reading Books 


As with our reading books ensure you are looking at the front cover and discussing the title, talk about whether the book is fiction or non-fiction and question your child about their understanding of their book (this is far more important that just reading text).

Here is a link to Oxford Owl for Home which is also free and full of activities and fun ideas for you to help keep children building their skills and knowledge whilst schools are closed.

In case any of you missed it, click here to see all the reception team telling a story- Challenge: Can you spot all the different stories used to tell the tale. Write them in your yellow book or even draw pictures to go with them. 

Story Time 

SUMMER TERM 

Below is a lovely video that you can share with your child that explains really nicely, that although we can not be that close, it doesn't mean that we can't still be with our friends and still have fun. 

'While We Can't Hug'

WEEK 12- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 13.07.20 

WEEK 11- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 06.07.20 

WEEK 10- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 29.6.20 

WEEK 9- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 22.6.20 

WEEK 8- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 15.6.20 

WEEK 7- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 8.6.20 

WEEK 6- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 1.6.20 

WEEK 5- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 18.05.20 

 WEEK 4- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 11.05.20 

WEEK 3- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 04.05.20 

WEEK 2 - CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 27.4.20

WEEK 1 - CLICK HERE FOR ALL THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES 20.4.20

 

Here is the lovely Eric Carle reading 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 Below we have attached several documents that may guide and help you support phonics. 

Phase 3 Phonics a guide for parents

Phase 3 sounds and words guide

Useful Phonics Websites and Apps

 Chatterpack A huge variety of resources, scroll down to the bottom of the site for activities specific to EYFS.

White Rose Maths Home Learning

A simple recipe below if you wanted to try the dough disco to your favourite song (Tip: you don't have to add cream of tartar, it will still work but the dough won't last as long). 
Easy Dough Recipe

 

 

 real PE Feel the benefits of being active, not only for our physical wellbeing but for our emotional and mental health, especially in such challenging times. We hope the ideas help to support your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Please see email to parents with log in details.

Following the success of last weeks virtual classes, we have scheduled a class for every day at 3:05pm!


Monday  - YogaBugs 
Class
Tuesday  - 
FootieBugs  
Class
Wednesday
 DanceBugs 
Class
Thursday  - FootieBugs 
Class
Friday  -
 YogaBugs Class

PLUS! Check out their Mindfulness activities page for some fun mindful, activities to do with your child.

 
We hope you find all this information and guidance useful and not too overwhelming. 

 

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