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Thursday 7th January

 Thursday 7th January 

Daily register

Please click here to access the Reception Remote Learning Daily Register.

Make sure you sign in using our online register every day so that we know you are taking part in your work at home. Show us you are logged onto the computer and ready to complete your learning from the website by answering the question with your name. Thank you! 

A message from Miss Hand...

Hi Reception, I hope you are all well and keeping safe at home.

Thank you once again for all your blog posts. Please feel free to post any extra activities that you may do at home too. I suggested yesterday that your daily home learning activities could be put into one blog post - this was just suggested so that it is hopefully easier for you, and all in one place. smiley


A reminder also that we wouldn't expect Reception to sit and work for long periods of time. 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 range of activities spread across the day rather than one after the other would be advisable. Please don't worry about getting absolutely everything done, just do as much as you can and thank you so much once again.

If you have any queries about the home learning or if you need any support, please send an email to the address below -


Thank you for all your support,

Miss Hand and Mrs. Barnett 

Instructions for accessing your spellings on J2Blast

Yesterday I wrote to say that I will assign a set of spellings each week on the J2blast app. Please see instructions below about how to access this. smiley

1. Log onto your BGFL Account  

2. Click on J2 Blast

3. Click on Spell Blast

4. Click the 'Click Here' button in 'Have a practice'

5. Click on the shared button and then select the spelling list I have created for you.

Morning routine

We always start our morning by talking about the date and weather. We sing the days of the week song and we discuss the date - what day was it yesterday, what day is it today...tomorrow? If yesterday was the 6th, what is today? What is one more than 6... Perhaps you can talk about the date and weather at home. There is a youtube link of the days of the week song below.

Days of the Week song

Basic skills

Today I would like you to do two things.

1. Count and write the correct number.

2. Have a look at the picture - I wonder if you can write something about this picture? I wonder if you can think of your own sentence or perhaps you could write another ‘I can see’ sentence. I can see...

It is up to you! 

If this is a bit tricky, you could have a go at writing some sounds/words.

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Basic skills - Word of the day - bait

Take a look at today's word of the day! Perhaps you could have a go at the activity too. 

Collective Worship

Please click on the document below to see this week's Collective Worship. Please look at Wednesday and Thursday - daily devotions, I wonder and prayer time.

Hail Mary || Signing Video

Phonics - or

We will practise our new sound 'or' today.

In phonics, we do the following things:

1. Sing the alphabet song (the video below is slightly different to the one we sing at school, but the children know it).

2. Practise all of the sounds that we have learned so far.

3. Practise reading words with the previous sound in.

4. Watch a video of our new sound.

5. Practise reading words with our new sound in. We segment the sounds and blend them together to say/read the word, e.g. the word -  cat - segment ---> c-a-t - blend ---> cat!

6. Practise writing the new sound (pre-cursive letter formation).

7. Practise writing words with the new sound in.

Alphabet Phonics Song

Say these sounds up to 'ee'

Lesson - or video

o - letter formation

r - letter formation

Practise reading and writing these words

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Maths - Number bonds to 5

Today we are continuing to learn all about number bonds to 5. Number bonds are simply the pairs of numbers that make up a given number. Number bonds can also be called number partners or number pairs. Number bonds are a very important foundation for understanding how numbers work. Number bonds create fluency for composing and decomposing numbers for addition and subtraction, e.g.

5 + 0 = 5

4 + 1 = 5 

3 + 2 = 5

We are going to explore finding number bonds to 5 using part whole models. Please take a look at the document of slides below. 

1. There are teach/talk slides - Look at the pictures and use the questions to talk about them. 

2. There are also focus activities - activities to be completed.

3. There are extra resources below that you can access if you so wish.

Little Big Maths

Please take a look at the powerpoint for this week. These are basic skills you can keep practising throughout the week.

Art - To understand that sculpture is a 3D form of Art.

Please take a look at the slides below and have a go at the focus task.

End of the day story

Today's end of the day story - The Lion Inside! I hope you enjoy it! 

The Lion Inside