Reception

Teacher: Mrs Jagger

 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Khan and Miss Bellwood

 

Welcome to Reception. 

 

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WB 1.6.20 

Hello there! I hope you all had a lovely half term on the beautiful Costa del Almondbury, it has certainly been one of the warmest Spring Banks I can remember. I have enjoyed doing lots of work in my garden, exploring more new footpaths (who knew there were so many!) and sitting and reading in the sunshine. What books have you been reading? Don't forget you can send me photographs of the excting things you have been doing if you ask your grown up to email it to me at catherine.jagger@kirkleeseducation.uk I know from your grown ups' emails that lots of you are enjoying seeing photographs of your friends on the website.

This week it is back to our learning and if we were in school we would be starting our new topic 'Blue Planet' . In this topic we would be learning about lots of under water animals and how human actions are affecting our oceans so I will be linking your learning to this topic where I can. Please remember there is no obligation to do all of these activities as we understand that everybody's circumstances are different and there are other learning platforms which you may be using.

Maths White Rose maths are continuing to put on daily maths lessons and you can access them by following this link  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/4

Next week the story is The Snail and the Whale which follows our Blue Planet topic nicely :-)

Phonics - A reminder about the daily Letters and Sounds session. You can access it if you click the link in the letter here .  

Reading - Read a book using Oxford Owls online reading books https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

See if you have any books on your book shelf at home about the seaside / under the sea / underwater animals. 

Writing -

Activity 1 - Write about your favourite part of last week. Can you draw a picure to go with it?

Activity 2 - Read The Rainbow Fish, this is a lovely story about a fish who has lots of beautiful colours. Talk with your grown up about the message behind the story (the moral) Who is the author? The illustrator? Where is the title? The blurb? You can find it on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+rainbow+fish 

Activity 3 - Choose a picture from the story. Imagine one of the fish saying something, write what might it be saying? You could write it inside a speech bubble.

Activity 4 - The Rainbow fish gave away is most prized possession, his scales. What is your most prized possession? Draw a picture of it and write a sentence to say why it is so special.

Activity 5 - Retell the story of 'The Rainbow Fish' You can use these pictures to help you sequence the story. Click here 

 

Below are some more ideas which you can do. Lots of them are linked to the story of 'The Rainbow Fish' so have fun!

You can access a clearer version of the grid by clicking here

Rainbow Fish sent this letter. Click here

There is an outline of the Rainbow Fish which you may want to use. Click here

 

 I want you all to know that I am missing you all very much and hope that you are all staying safe and well with your families. Keep smiling, keep strong and keep safe.

Mrs Jagger

 

 

WB 18.5.20

I have been sent some fabulous photos of the work I have set. Don't forget to send me yours!

   

    

 

 

How fabulous is our class photo? It is so lovely and I hope it made you all smile. 

I hope you are all well and are staying safe. I am thinking about you all. If you have not yet responded to Mrs Wyatt's questionnaire which was emailed to you last week then please can you do it as soon as possible. Thank you.

Please remember to get in touch if you need anything and we will do what we can to help.

 

This week's learning is as follows but please remember just do what you can and if you are using different learning resources then that is fine, these are just ideas.

Phonics - A reminder about the daily Letters and Sounds session. You can access it if you click the link in the letter here .  

Phonics play is a useful phonics website with lots of fun games on.

Here is a link to some phonics sheets which you might enjoy. Click here

Maths White Rose maths are continuing to put on daily maths lessons and you can access them by following this link  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

You could also have a look around your home and see what 3D shapes you can find and make a model, e.g. a rocket, a house. If you have empty packets you could glue them together and decorate your model.

Look at butterflies, their patterns on their wings are symmetrical. Paint half of a butterfly then fold your paper in half and create a full symmetrical butterfly. Talk with your grown up about what symmetrical means. 

Complete these ladybird doubling sheets 

 

Reading - Read a book using Oxford Owls online reading books https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Unfortunately we are unable to change reading books in school but there are some fun apps you can access. Try Reading Eggs, Teach your monster to Read (I think this one is free) and Zap books.

There are lots of stories being read on YouTube if you type in the title. 

See if you have any books on your book shelf at home about minibeasts.

Writing - 

Activity 1 - Write about a minibeast. Click here for a sheet if you want one.

Activity 2 - Watch this video about the life cycle of a butterfly then talk about it with a grown up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1S8WzwLPlM

Activity 3 - Write about the life cycle of a butterfly. Click here for a writing sheet if you want one.

Activity 4 - Match the minibeast to its habitat. Click here for the sheet.

Activity 5 - Listen to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. If you have it at home you could ask your grown up to read it to you, if you do not have it click on the link to hear the author, Eric Carle reading it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXHScpo_Vv8 

Then fill in the initial sounds on this sheet. Click here

 

Have a good week and stay safe

Mrs Jagger

 

 Here is a grid with other ideas on for you.

 

Click here for a clearer version of this grid.

 

 

WB 11.5.20

Thank you to those of you who have replied to Mrs Wyatt's questionnaire which was emailed to you this week. If you have not yet responded then please can you do so as soon as possible. If the link in the email does not work then please contact myself or Mrs Wyatt.

Thank you 

Mrs Jagger

I have had some photos already with some of the work set this week. I am loving seeing the work you are doing, keep the photos coming :-)

     

 

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well. Thank you to everyone who has sent photos for the class photograph, I can't wait to see it when it is finished. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who has sent me photos and uploaded to Tapestry. If there are any photos that you  / your child want to share on here then please email them to me at catherine.jagger@kirkleeseducation.uk

If there is anything you need then please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do what I can to help.

 

Here is this week's learning. Please do not feel obliged to do this work, do as much as you are able to as everyone's circumstances are different.

Literacy - This week I would like you to build up a fact file about something you are interested in, perhaps a minibeast you have discovered in your garden. Another option is to create a fact file about what you have been doing in lockdown or to create a poster showing how you celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Build this up over the week. You can add photos, drawings, labels and sentences. I can't wait to see some photos of your creations.

Phonics -  A reminder about the daily Letters and Sounds session. You can access it if you click the link in the letter here .  

Phonics play is a useful phonics website with lots of fun games on.

Here is a link to some phonics sheets which you might enjoy. Click here

Maths - White Rose maths are continuing to put on daily maths lessons and you can access them by following this link  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

If you would like to try something else why not do a shape hunt around your house. You can do 2D or 3D, remember 2D are flat and 3D are solid. If you draw around a face on a 3D shape what 2D shape do you have? Can you make a shape picture? Maybe a rocket, a house or a funny face.

Try to practise telling the time. We looked at o'clock in class, can you remember it? Try this interactive clock and ask your grown up to show you different o'clock times. You could move on to half past if you are confident. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Talk about your daily routine with your grown up. What things do you do in the morning? Afternoon? Evening?

Try this counting sheet click here.

Reading - Read a book using Oxford Owls online reading books https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Unfortunately we are unable to change reading books in school but there are some fun apps you can access. Try Reading Eggs, Teach your monster to Read (I think this one is free) and Zap books.

A reminder that Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of many of the Julia Donaldson books, has created a book about the Coronavirus that can be used with children.  The link is here https://axelscheffler.com/books-for-older-children/coronavirus

I also found this story online which is written to help explain the Corona virus to young children. Please do not feel that you have to share it with your child but it help explain why we are not in school if your child is confused. Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus

 Here is a grid with other ideas on for you.

Click here for a clearer version of the grid.

 

Phase 3 and 4 Tricky word list click here

Minibeast colouring sheets click here for cute pictures, click here for detailed pictures. click here for colour by numbers to 10 or click here for colour by numbers to 20

I Spy sheet (counting to 10)

I Spy sheet (counting to 20)

Singing Hands 'Wheels on the Bus' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0peZ5AN5vs8

Singing Hands '5 Little Firemen' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_I2ysM0w0g

Singing Hands ''Old McDonald' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJvEwjK0lSQ

 

Here are some links to different songs we enjoy singing in class.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ooQv7oHvw

We also love singing counting songs so here is a link to one of our favourites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8

Here is one of our 3d shape songs as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q 

Phase 2 Tricky words song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Phase 3 Tricky words song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Try this new one, it has some of the phase 4 Tricky words in it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

  

If you are following work from other websites or learning new skills then this is also great.

This week I have been teaching my eldest son new life skills for one of his Cubs' badges, perhaps you could practise tidying your bedroom or putting your clothes away to help your grown ups if it is not something you usually do.

Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the work set and kind emails, I really appreciate them.

Take care, stay safe and squeeze your little ones tight.

Mrs Jagger

 

 

 

 

I have had some more super work sent to me. I love seeing how you are all keeping busy :-)

     

 

  

   

 

have found this and thought it might be of interest although I am not sure of times. 

 

 

WB 4.5.20

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and are staying safe. I have loved seeing all your pictures for the class photograph, I can't wait to see them all put together, I hope you enjoyed the staff slide show :-) 

I have also loved seeing all of the super work you have been doing this week, you are all stars! 

Please remember to upload them to Tapestry if you are able to but if there are any that you  / your child want to share on here then please email them to me at catherine.jagger@kirkleeseducation.uk

If there is anything you need then please do not hesitate to contact me.

The weather took a turn this week but I think the gardens appreciated it, I'm ready for the sun to come back though now!

 

This week we are celebrating VE Day so here is a Power Point you can share with your grown ups to learn about this very special day VE Day PowerPoint 

I know that lots of you have been enjoying the Phonics sessions so it is great that they are continuing.

Writing - Activity 1 - give your child the name of a minibeast that you might find in your garden, e.g. ladybird
Can they tell you a SHORT sentence about a ladybird, e.g. It is red and has black spots.
Can they remember their sentence
Can they write this sentence using phonics, finger spaces, full stop, capital letter at the beginning. They could draw a picture of their minibeast.

Activity 2- Create and write a book log of your favourite stories and keep them in a file.
What did you like about the story, what didn’t you like? Who was your favourite character? Rate it out of 5 stars, decorate it with drawing. You can use this book review sheet if you like click here

Activity 3- sorting initial sounds
Have 3 sounds in three separate piles
s, t, p (for example)
Can you write any 2 words that have that initial sound and put it in the correct pile?
Sock, sand, soap,
Tap, toast, tin,
Pan, pizza, popcorn
Can you find something/ object in your house that starts with that sound to add to your pile?
Challenge- use diagraphs/trigraphs for example... can you think of a word that has the sound oa in it?
-boat, soap, toast, loan
(zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er)

Activity 4 - Draw a super hero and label all of the powers and that he/she can do, what do they look like who will they save? Can you write a story to show/tell a family member?

Activity 5-
Challenge can you write a new word only changing 1 sound? How many can you write? Your grown up can give you the words. Don't forget to use your phonic fingers to help you segment the word first.
Example;
Har, bat, bag, big, fig, dig, dog.....

 

Reading - Read a book using Oxford Owls online reading books https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

A reminder that Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of many of the Julia Donaldson books, has created a book about the Coronavirus that can be used with children.  The link is here https://axelscheffler.com/books-for-older-children/coronavirus

I also found this story online which is written to help explain the Corona virus to young children. Please do not feel that you have to share it with your child but it help explain why we are not in school if your child is confused. Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus

MathsWhite Rose maths are continuing to put on daily maths lessons and you can access them by following this link  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

 I have made a grid which has more ideas of things you can do. 

Click here for a clearer version of this grid.

 

VE Day blank bunting

VE Day Union Jack bunting

VE Day colouring sheet

 

There is also Oak National Academy who are releasing daily lessons so you can pick and choose from several places.  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/subjects/#subjects

As always there is no obligation to complete these activities. Please do as much or as little as you wish / can manage as everybody's circumstances are different.

 

Have a good week and stay safe

Mrs Jagger

 

 

 WB 27.4.20

Regarding photos, please remember to upload them to Tapestry if you are able to but if there are any that you  / your child want to share on here then please email them to me at catherine.jagger@kirkleeseducation.uk

Also please remember to send your photos for the class photo montage to me by lunchtime today (Friday 1st May) then I can forward them to Mrs Wyatt. This follows on from Mrs Wyatt's emails.

 

I have received some lovely photographs and feedback from the writing tasks. I hope you enjoy them. 

I like the sound of the food here, I wish it was a real cafe!

                                                                             

 

I love the hat and face paint on this one, you look like a super waiter!

 

How lucky are we? One of our kind friends has made us all some soup! I love these photos, keep them coming in :-)

I have had some great feedback about the work that I have set and seeing all these wonderful photographs makes me so happy. Here is one of our classmates enjoying Activity 3 and the daily phonics session. I wonder how many of you are taking part in these phonics sessions?

  

 This little lion is sending hugs to everyone :-)

 

  Lots of creative work happening here. I love all these photos, keep them coming. 

 

Here is a super piece of work from Activity 1                                                                 and another one from Activity 4. Keep it up!

     

Here is another Activity 4 and an Activity 5. This is another menu which is right up my street! Super work :-) 

  

 

Some more super star writing from this week's writing activity list. 

    

 

Here is a lovely message from one of our classmates :-)

Hair cut time! He says hello to everyone and he is missing you all. 

                           

                            Big Ben using wood                                                                                                                                                     Monster footprints

   

I love getting photos of the different things that you are all up to and the new skills you are learning. These are great :-)

I have to say that the huge smiles on all of these photos make me so happy. My little boy wanted to be in the photo too!        

 

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and have been making the most of the sunshine. I've been enjoying my daily walk and am still finding new footpaths which I have never seen before! We are still finding painted rocks all over the place and are rehiding them.

I would just like to remind you about the email Mrs Wyatt sent last week about photographs for a class photo collage. Thank you to those of you who have sent a photograph, you can email them to me at catherine.jagger@kirkleeseducation.uk until 1st May then I will put them together :-)

I would also like to thank everyone who has sent photographs of their children's work, they are making me really proud. Please say hello to your children for me as I am missing them all very much. 

There are a few changes to the work that I am setting. I have been asked to set a piece of writing and a maths task for every day so I will put the ideas here and then make a smaller grid with other ideas as the EYFS curriculum involves so many other aspects as well. 

Phonics - There is a daily Letters and Sounds session if you click the link in the letter here

WritingActivity 1- write a list
Have a look outside and write a list of everything you can see from trees to tadpoles using your phonic knowledge.

Activity 2- write a sensory poem
In the garden
I see ...
I hear ....
I feel .....
I touch...
I smell...
And so on.

Activity 3- fun envelopes
Ask your children to write letters to family members or friends they cannot see at the moment and tell them you will post them.
Remind them of tricky words, to use their phonics to sound out words
Writing on top of the line, finger spaces, a capital letter for a name or beginning of a sentence and to finish with a full stop.

Activity 4- decorating the alphabet, give your child a letter from the alphabet to write down and see what they can turn it into, an animal, a car, a castle. Can they label their picture.

Activity 5- role play, ask your child to take your lunchtime order and make it extravagant, can they write down everything you would like using their phonics knowledge.
I would like...
A hotdog with ketchup
Some crisps
an ice cream... and more
expect to see phonetically plausible words such as Sum crisps, An ighs kreem

ReadingRead a book using Oxford Owls online reading books https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

A reminder that Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of many of the Julia Donaldson books, has created a book about the Coronavirus that can be used with children.  The link is here https://axelscheffler.com/books-for-older-children/coronavirus

Maths - White Rose maths are continuing to put on daily maths lessons and you can access them by following this link  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

For a clearer version of the grid click here

  

I would love to see some of your vegetable scrap paintings! Please email them to me stating that you give permission for me to put it on the website. Thanks

Please remember there is no expectation to complete these activities but they are here to help and support you if you are doing some work at home. If your child wants to write about other things, e.g. draw and then label a picture that is also great. Don't forget about building up their arm muscles by allowing them to chalk on the ground, paint walls with water using paintbrushes, wash your car, play with playdough etc. Pinterest has some great gross motor activities if you want to introduce this to your child. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/hkrobinson92/gross-motor-eyfs/

I have also attached a link for a very useful document called 'What to Expect, When' It goes from birth right up to the end of Reception / FS2. I hope you find it useful.

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf

 I hope you all have a super week.

We've got this. 

 

Mrs Jagger

 

 

Following the email from Mrs Wyatt here is our first Rainbow photograph :-)

   

 

I am delighted to be able to share these fantastic pictures with you all. Great work you superstar, keep it up!

      

 

 And some more...

    

 

These photos are great! It's lovely to see all your creative work :-)

I am really enjoying seeing photos showing me what you have all been up to whilst keeping safe at home. You are all making me so proud.

 

WB 20.4.20

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and have had an enjoyable Easter. It was great news that the Easter bunny was a key worker :-) although I have eaten far too much chocolate! We have been blessed with some beautiful sunny days which have made my daily walks with my family all the more fun and I have really enjoyed exploring my local area. I am really missing you all and hope that you are all staying safe. 

The theme for windows this week is flowers so I'd love to see some of your creative flower designs. Here is an easy painting you can do using a fork.

 

 

I would like to thank everyone who has sent me photographs either via email or on Tapestry, it is lovely to see what the children have been up to. I have had permission to share some photos showing some of the fantastic learning that one of our superstars has been doing.

 

   

 

Counting in 2s                            Pipe cleaner flowers for the Easter garden at church                  Cotton bud painting                                  Phonics

 

                        Don't forget you can send me photographs via email to catherine.jagger@kirkleeseducation.uk 

 

Our topic for this half term is Minibeasts so it's a great opportunity to get outside in this lovely weather and see what is living in your garden and surrounding area. 

I have made a grid of activities for you but please remember there is no expectation for you to complete it. You can access a clearer version of the grid here

Please remember to keep activities practical and fun!

 

 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ Here is the White Rose link to daily maths. 

You can do your daily phonics work by visiting www.phonicsplay.co.uk. The username is march20 and the password is home. We would be starting Phase 4 in this term which is a consolidation of Phase 3, there are no new phonemes to learn.

Minibeast hunt sheet

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