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Hello Reception class, I hope you are all well. Mrs. Barnett and I are missing seeing you all, but we look forward to seeing you when we are back at school. 

I know that you have home learning packs at home to work through, but I have added lots of links to this page where you can complete a variety of activities.

 

At the top you will find links to pages where the children have their own logins (BGFL 365, Active learn and Numbots). There are lots of website links/resources to help with reading, writing and maths, but also a number of websites where you can enjoy singing, dancing, yoga, lego challenges, virtual tours around the world etc.

 

Please remember that in addition to this page there are already Reception resource pages on the previous page  (Reception resources, Reception websites, Reception youtube videos, Parent/carer resources).

 

Please do not expect your child to be sitting down and working for long periods of time. In the morning in Reception we have phonics for 30 minutes, a quick 'wake up, shake up' and then we have whole class learning time on the carpet for around 15 minutes. The children will then work in small focus groups or 1:1 with an adult for a similar amount of time (15 minutes).

When they are not with an adult they access a range of independent activities to explore, where they learn through play. A similar structure happens in the afternoon with the addition of maths - Little Big Maths for 10 minutes and then whole class learning time on the carpet for around 15 minutes. The children will then have focused learning with an adult (15 minutes) or they will be independently learning.

 

We read lots of stories in Reception and this is so, so important. I would say that reading with your child and your child reading to you is one of the best things to be doing at home with them. In addition to this, try to do some daily maths and practise reading and writing sentences. smiley

 

Above all, stay safe and healthy,
and enjoy playing and learning together as a family.

 

I will add to this page with new activities as often as possible. Thank you, Miss Hand and Mrs. Barnett laugh

 

Reception Home Learning pack

Update - 04.04.20 

Hi Reception, I hope you are all well.

I have now updated the home learning page and made it much easier for you to find different activities/resources to help with your learning at home. Instead of the resources all being on one page, I have now put them into different categories. If you click on the picture links below you will find a number of resources to explore on each page.

 Scroll down on this page to find daily messages from me and suggested activities for your day! 

Enjoy! Miss Hand smiley

 Reception Home learning resource pages (picture links) 

 Suggested timetable for the day 

 Daily basic skills to keep practising - 5 minutes a day 

1. Reading books Read your reading book at home (and other books)
2. Sound boxes Practise reading the sounds and words in your sound boxes - use the sound box chart found in your home learning pack/on the website for ALL sounds and words that have been taught.
3. High frequency words Practise reading and writing Reception high frequency words - move onto the next set of words when you can read/write all of them independently.
4. Maths Practise counting, recognising, ordering or writing numbers to 20.

Link to our class blog information page

 

https://www.olstrose.bham.sch.uk/reception-class-blog-1/

 J2 stars - point reward system 

Hi Reception,

I have been busy awarding points for children on J2stars for lots of different reasons. As always, points mean prizes so there will be a reward for the top 3 star children and these will be given once everything gets back to normal. Remember, you will be awarded star points for the following things:

Well done to everyone who has completed some of their online work. 

Here are the 8 children who have been awarded points so far! smileyyes

Time capsule activity - We are living through history right now. Why not get the children to make a time capsule. Take a look at the document below.

Time capsule activity booklet

 Messages from Miss Hand  

09.04.20 

Hi Reception. I hope you are all well and keeping safe at home. Here are your suggested activities for today. Enjoy!

 

Literacy challenge

Please see the document below - 'At the park' writing activity. Maybe you could write some 'I can see' sentences...

Maths challenge

Check out the challenge for today on 'White Rose Hub'. This week the maths is all linked to the story Supertato, which I know you all love!

Day 4 - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-4-Supertato.pdf

Creative challenge

Did you have a go at making an Easter Day card? Or the potato prints? I'd love to see them. Here's a creative idea that you could try. This may take a bit longer, so I won't post another creative idea for a few days.

I would usually set this as an Easter project, so it might be a nice for you to make with your family. I'd like you to have a go at making an Easter garden. Read the Easter story in the Bible before you make it. Think about what you will need to make a cross, tomb etc... Take a look at the pictures below for some inspiration. I can't wait to see them.

 

Please continue to add other photos and messages about what you have been up to, not just my suggested activities. I look forward to hearing from you. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter with your family.

 

Take care, Miss Hand  smiley

08.04.20 

Hi Reception. I hope you are all well and keeping safe at home. Here are your suggested activities for today. Enjoy!

 

Literacy challenge

Please see the document below - Under the sea writing activity. Maybe you could write some 'I can see' sentences...

Maths challenge

Check out the challenge for today on 'White Rose Hub'. This week the maths is all linked to the story Supertato, which I know you all love!

Day 3 - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-3-Supertato.pdf

Creative challenge

Did you all have a go at making an Easter Day card? I'd love to see them. Maybe you're still making it? Here's a creative idea that you could try today. Potato printing (or something similar). With an adult, make some patterns on the potato and print them to make different patterns. Think about the lines we have been using in our Art lessons.

 

 

Online recommendation (for parents)

The makers of the children's book The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler) have drawn their characters practising social distancing to help children understand the regulations. Take a look here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/entertainment-arts-52149055

Take a look at this free ebook about Coronavirus. It is written for children and is illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Ebook - https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf

 

Please continue to add other photos and messages about what you have been up to, not just my suggested activities. I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

 

Take care, Miss Hand  smiley

07.04.20 

Hi Reception. I hope you are all well and keeping safe at home. Here are your suggested activities for today. Enjoy!

 

Literacy challenge

Please see the document below - Beach writing activity. Maybe you could write some 'I can see' sentences...

Maths challenge

Check out the challenge for today on 'White Rose Hub'. This week the maths is all linked to the story Supertato, which I know you all love!

Day 2 - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-2-Supertato.pdf

Creative challenge

Have a go at making an Easter card ready for Easter Day. We would usually make one at school, but we didn't have time this year. Here are some suggestions of card designs...

        

 

Online recommendation - Check out Collins education website. They have LOTS of resources for all ages. Make sure you select the right age group/Early Years section. The Big Cat books are a great selection of books for you to get reading at home. They will be linked to phonic sounds you have been learning at school. They are also allowing free access to their Music scheme called 'Music Express'. This has weekly music lessons and resources for you to explore. Click on the Collins picture link to take you to the website. Enjoy!

 

Please continue to add other photos and messages about what you have been up to, not just my suggested activities. I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

 

Take care, Miss Hand  smiley

06.04.20 

Hi Reception. I hope you are all well and keeping safe at home. Instead of the class blog challenges each week, I thought I'd write a daily message with some suggestions of activities you could do each day. Remember that there is a huge range of other activities you can access as and when you wish to, by clicking on the picture links above. Why not post some pictures and messages on the blog so I can see what you've been up to? It's been great to hear from some of you! laugh

 

Literacy challenge

Please see the Spring writing document below - Choose one to complete. yes

Maths challenge

Check out the challenge for today on 'White Rose Hub'. This week the maths is all linked to the story Supertato, which I know you all love!

Day 1 - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-1-Supertato.pdf

 

Please continue to add other photos and messages about what you have been up to, not just my suggested activities. I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

 

Take care, Miss Hand  smiley

04.04.20 

Hi Reception. I hope you are all keeping safe and well. It has been great to hear from more of you on the class blog. Well done to the following children who have now all posted photos and messages to show me what they have been up to - JacobReubenIsabella, Siah, Emmanuel and Ayah.  You have all been working so hard and I can see how much fun you're having too.

Today we should be breaking up for the Easter Holidays, but it probably won't feel that way. On Sunday is a special day called Palm Sunday - We would normally go to Mass to mark the day that Jesus rode through Jerusalem on a donkey and the start of Holy Week, but this year is a little different.  However, the day is still important and it would be lovely to mark it in a special way. Take a look at the photos below that Miss Neville's dad found.

 

Remember to keep checking the class blog page for challenges and I can't wait to hear from lots more of you - https://www.olstrose.bham.sch.uk/reception-class-blog-1/

 

Take care, Miss Hand smiley

30.03.20 

Hi Reception. It has been great to hear from a few of you on the class blog already. Well done to JacobReubenIsabella, Siah and Emmanuel who have posted messages and pictures to tell me all about what they have been up to at home. I have really enjoyed reading all your messages and I can't wait to hear more! If you go to the class blog page, I'm adding a little challenge each week for you to complete and post about on the class blog. Please continue to add other photos and messages about what you have been up to, not just the challenge. I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Mrs. Barnett and I miss you all very much! 

 

Take care, Miss Hand  smiley

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