Due to the unique times we are all facing, we have developed Home Learning activities for you to undertake with your child at home.

We have got workbooks, pencils, etc. that we can send home with your child in the event of full closure, alternatively, you can collect these from the School Office from Friday.

Click on the image below to be directed to a copy of Daily Timetable, which you could use and adapt. PLEASE NOTE, this is only a guide for those who would like it and certainly not what we are expecting you to do!

Daily Timetable

Reception Home Learning Spring 2 2020 – click here to be directed to  a paper copy of the activities. 

Literacy: Reading

When exploring these books with your child/ren discuss these 5 key components of a story:

Who are the characters in the story?

Where does the story take place/the setting?

When does the story happen?

What happens in the story (a brief retelling)?

How does the story end?

*Extra Challenge* – can you retell any of these stories verbally/act it out or make your own little book?

Literacy: Writing

This activity is designed to encourage your child to write a simple sentence as independently as they can, e.g. The sun is hot. Please encourage your child to ‘sound out’ each word before identifying the letters they need and writing them. Please use the Jolly Phonics Sound Mat and Icky Tricky Word Mat to support them.

Steps to Success:

  • Look at the picture and think of a sentence
  • Stretch the words in the sentence and listen for the sounds (encourage children to use their phoneme fist)
  • Remember capital letters at the beginning of a sentence, finger spaces, and full stops.
  • Use the Icky Tricky Word Mat to support correct spelling (the, has, is, etc)
  • Encourage children to use adjectives to make their writing more imaginative and exciting

Mathematics: Number

  • Subtracting 2 single digit numbers

Using physical objects (pasta, pencils, buttons etc.) practice taking away a single digit from another single digit e.g. 5 take away 2.

Steps to Success:

  • Count how many objects you are starting with
  • Take an amount away
  • Count how many you have left
  • Say your number sentence e.g. 5-2=3
  • *Extra Challenge – can you write the number sentence?
  • Adding 2 single digit numbers

Using physical objects (pasta, pencils, buttons etc.) practice adding a single digit to another single digit e.g. 5 plus 2.

Steps to Success:

  • Create two groups and count how many are in each
  • Count how many you have all together
  • Say your number sentence e.g. 5+2=3
  • *Extra Challenge – can you write the number sentence?
  • Practice ordering numbers from 0 to 20 – use the ordering numbers sheet
  • Practice matching amounts to numerals between 0 and 20
  • Spotting numbers you can see around your home

Mathematics: Shape

  • 2D shapes – use the 2D Shape Mat and name 2D shapes around your home

*Extra Challenge* – can you count the corners and sides?

*Extra Challenge* – can you make a picture using some 2D shapes?

  • 3D shapes

Using the 3D Shape Mat can you find some of these shapes around your home?

Understanding the World: World and Religious Views

  • Holi

Using Espresso (see useful links), explore and discuss the Hindu celebration of Holi. Explore the holi colouring sheet and/or if you’re feeling very courageous you could explore splatter painting with your child/ren.

Understanding the World: Science

  • Sorting Materials

Using the Materials Hunt sheet encourage your child to find and sort materials around your home into the following categories: plastic, metal, wood and glass.

*Extra Challenge* – encourage children to think about the properties of these materials, e.g. hard, sort, bendy etc.

In a safe outside space explore using the Bug Hunt Chart to identify minibeasts in their natural habitats.

*Top Tip* using a piece of white cloth, lay it under a small brush and gently shake to see what comes out.

  • Make a natural home for toy animals e.g. dens, nests and burrows
  • Explore different weather conditions and talk about seasonal changes in the world around you.

Understanding the World: Geography  

  • Using ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen, create a map detailing the adventure the family have when they go on a Bear Hunt.

Understanding the World: Computing

  • Go on a technology treasure hunt at home! Talk to your child about how we make these things work and how to use them safely.

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Observational drawings of flowers or plants.
  • Print and paint with natural objects.
  • Explore making story telling props e.g. masks.
  • Try some different creative activities using a variety of different materials such as; making musical instrument models using empty packaging, collage activities to make pictures using wool or coloured paper and mix colours of paint to paint pictures.
  • Encourage child/ren to sing their favourite songs and listen to music.

Physical Development: Handwriting (lower case only)

Children to practice letter and number formation. All letters to start at the top, apart from ‘d’ and ‘e’ which start in the middle.

  • Curly Caterpillars – c, o, a, d, g, q, s, f, e
  • Zigzag monsters – z, v, w, x
  • Numerals – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

N.B. The letters ‘o’, ‘v’ and ‘w’ also have a ‘lead out’ or ‘bridge’ to prepare them for joining.

Physical Development: PE

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Try playing some simple board or card games together or try working together to build a jigsaw puzzle.
  • Encourage children to talk about their likes and dislikes in terms of activities they like and do not like to do. Encourage them to explain their thoughts and feelings.
  • Discuss different feelings – try acting out different emotions for children to identify. Also discuss the feelings of characters from the Core Texts List.
  • Discuss plans and routines and encourage children to talk about their daily activities.

Communication and Language

  • Hide and seek – using toys and teddies children to give adults clues where they have been hidden and vice versa
  • On Friday 20th March we will be sending home our online Learning Journals (2Build a Profile) for you to discuss and share with your child/ren. Please check your junk/spam folders as they can sometime be redirected there. We hope the children enjoy sharing these learning experiences with you.