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Home Learning Week 1

Welcome to our first week of home learning! Friday was an emotional day for all members of our amazing Collingham family and we are missing you all already. Thank you for your incredible support, kind words and absolutely wonderful children.

This is an unprecedented and highly stressful time for all of us. The most important thing for all our children is that they feel safe and happy at this unsettled time. Some of you will prefer to have a set routine of learning, activities, exercise and play each day; others will prefer to ‘wing it’! We hope that by giving you lots of ideas, tasks and online activities each week, you will be able to create a home learning environment and routine that suits your family best.

We would love hear from you via our new email address receptionclass@collinghamschool.org – keep us updated on your learning and play, feel free to ask questions and advice and please send us photographs of what you’ve been doing…we can’t wait to hear from you!

 

If you don't have your 'log on' details for anything, please email Mr Duffy on:  onlinelearning@collinghamschool.org

 

Love from

 

Miss Hicks, Mrs Letheren, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Naylor, Mr Seaton, Mrs Meek and Mrs Shaw xx

Reception Week 1 - Monday 23rd March 2020

Welcome to our first week of home learning! Friday was an emotional day for all members of our amazing Collingham family and we are missing you all already. Thank you for your incredible support, kind words and absolutely wonderful children.

This is an unprecedented and highly stressful time for all of us. The most important thing for all our children is that they feel safe and happy at this unsettled time. Some of you will prefer to have a set routine of learning, activities, exercise and play each day; others will prefer to ‘wing it’! We hope that by giving you lots of ideas, tasks and online activities each week, you will be able to create a home learning environment and routine that suits your family best.

We would love hear from you via our new email address receptionclass@collinghamschool.org – keep us updated on your learning and play, feel free to ask questions and advice and please send us photographs of what you’ve been doing…we can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Here are the things you might wish to do daily:

  • Story time.
  • Play a game.
  • Share the day, date, month, season and weather.
  • Do some physical activities such as running/playing in the garden, star jumps (or mini circuits type activities!), Cosmic Kids Yoga

 https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

 Joe Wicks will also be doing a daily PE lesson for all children daily at 9.00am on You Tube.

  • Some fine motor activities such as using tweezers, threading beads, Lego, painting, drawing, colouring.
  • 30 Day Lego Challenge (See the Home Learning Hub for more information)

 

For learning this week, you might like to do some of the following activities:

Phonics/ Spelling

Speed Sounds:

Practise saying your letter sounds in-and-out of order as quickly and accurately as you can. You could put a timer on your phone and see how quickly you can manage it! We have attached a Simple Speed Sounds Chart below on this page and Speed Sounds Set 1 and Set 2+3.

If you feel your child isn’t saying the sound correctly, we have attached a booklet called Phonics Guidance for Parents to give you more information about how we teach and say the sounds. On p.4 and p.5, there is detailed information on how to say the sounds. We have also attached a sheet called ‘Read Write Inc’ if they find it hard to write the sound, we say the rhyme to them.

 

Read Write Inc Phonics

In school, we are committed to using Ruth Miskin's 'Read, Write, Inc' scheme to teach the children phonics. These sessions are completed daily in both Reception and Year 1 and then three times a week in Year 2. 

 

Ruth Miskin will be delivering free online phonics lessons starting from Monday 23rd March. These would be a fantastic opportunity to continue with the children's essential phonics teaching. We would highly recommend your children participating in these sessions should you be able to commit to them.

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00am and again at 1.00pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30am and again at 1.30pm

Note: films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.

 

In Reception, we are half way through Set 2 sounds. Please consolidate Set 1 sounds and then look at Set 2. Feel free to move onto Set 3 if you feel your child is ready.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

 

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

 

Tricky Words:

Practise reading and writing your tricky words using Phonics Play. If you don’t wish to use online learning or have access to the internet, you could write them in a book, paint them, using water and a paintbrush and paint them outside, draw them on large pieces of paper. You could play a bingo game with them, matching pairs game, hide and seek (write out several and hide them and then go and find them!). You could get your child to test you on the words by reading them out. This would provide an opportunity for you to model making a mistake and see if your child can identify it.

Phonics Play: Tricky Word Trucks

Complete the activities in this order. Repeat if your child needs more practise and move on as they become more fluent.

  • Phase 2 Tricky Words
  • Phase 2 All HFW (High Frequency Words)
  • Phase 3 Tricky Words
  • Phase 3 All HFW

Tricky Word Groups:

I    no   the  to   go    into 

be   he   me   we   she

you    are    her   was  all  my

they  said   have  like

 

Decodable words

Classroom Secret Kids – Log on and play ‘Phase 2 Phonics Match Words to Pictures’ Game 1, 2, 3 and 4.

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/phase-2-phonics-match-pictures-to-sounds-game-1/

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/phase-2-phonics-match-pictures-to-sounds-game-2/

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/phase-2-phonics-match-pictures-to-sounds-game-3/

Reading: A General Guide!

Start by talking to your child about what we do in school during our special reading afternoon. They will (hopefully!) explain that we get comfy and cosy in the Reading Area and all read a book together. Then that we find the title, the author (person who wrote the book) and make a prediction about what we think the story might be about by looking at the picture and reading the title.

If they are reading their school book or book of a similar level, they should be sounding out the words and hopefully recognising some repeated and tricky words on sight.

If you are sharing a more difficult text, ask them to look for/ spot/ read tricky words, CVC words, rhyming words – any word you think they might be able to read!

As you/ they are reading, pause to talk about what is happening, what they think might happen next and why. You could also ask them to point to a letter, a word, a capital letter at the start of a sentences, a full stop at the end of a sentence and finger spaces – these skills are often quite tricky for young children to understand and learn.

Finally, when you have finished reading, talk about how the story ended – was it what you expected? Did you enjoy the story? Why/ why not? Do you have any other books by the same author or on the same theme? Would you recommend the book to a friend?

Follow up activities:

Retell the story – you could even act it out or use puppets!

Draw and label the characters, setting or favourite part of the story

Do a book review – write or film it and send it to your friends or teachers!

Rhyme of the Week

Spring is here! (please see link)

Read the poem to/ with your child and aim to learn it by heart over the week

Create some of your own action – this will really help them remember the rhyme

Talk about the 4 seasons, how they differ and look outside for signs of Spring

Writing

Please see Phonics/ Tricky Words/ Reading

Write a list of all the fun activities you would like to do with your family during our special extra-long holidays!

Write a card, letter or postcard to a friend or family member and post it to them.

Maths

Counting forwards and backwards from 0-20:

Make this into a game and say alternate numbers each or ask your children to do 20 claps, 20 jumps! 

Writing Numbers:

Play the Numberblocks video ‘Let’s all draw numbers’ and practise writing the numbers 1-10. Encourage your child to start the number in the correct place and remind them of the direction you draw the number in. Talk about reversals and model how to draw numbers. You don’t need to do this using pencils and paper. You could ‘air drawer’ and make them as big as you can; use water and a paintbrush outside on the patio; lay on the floor and draw on a large roll of paper; stick paper on the underside of your table and make a ‘secret writing den’; paint; make numbers out of playdough; ice them on biscuits. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=writing+numbers+with+numberblocks&view=detail&mid=4964D839723B7F8447254964D839723B7F844725&FORM=VIRE

Number:

This week we would like you to look at the Number 12.

Watch Numberblocks website: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=numberblocks+number12&view=detail&mid=672179FC1E25CCD23E8E672179FC1E25CCD23E8E&FORM=VIRE

Talk about what the numeral 12 looks like. Explain the ‘1’ in ‘12’ stands for ‘1 ten’ and the ‘2’ stands for ‘2 ones’.

Can you do 12 claps, 12 jumps, touch your knees 12 times. Can you work together and make 12 on your fingers? Can you walk up 12 steps?

Can you find 12 objects from around your house/garden?

Can you make a number line and order the numbers 1-12. Can you identify 1 less than 12 and 1 more than 12?

Can you write the numeral for 12?

Challenge: How many different ways can you sort your 12 objects? (6 and 6; 4 and 8)

 

Classroom Secret Kids:

Counting amounts to 10. Please follow the link:

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/reception-counting-game-0-10/

Counting Amounts to 20. Please follow the link:

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/reception-counting-amounts-game-0-20/

 

Twinkl Go:

Have a go at some of the following activities

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tg-ga-103-polar-pairs-numbers-up-to-10-game

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tg-ga-82-polar-pairs-numbers-up-to-20-game

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/space-explorers-number-representation-sorting-game-tg2-m-87

 

Sumdog:

We have set you some tasks on this website to develop fluency with number 1-10 and adding within 5. We would like children to practise their skills. We haven’t used it for Reception before so please let us know how you get on with it.

White Rose:

We will add videos from here as soon as they are uploaded onto the website and link with what we would like you to do.

Shape, Space and Measure:

To follow next week

 

Technology

Purplemash:

Explore Mini Mash. You could complete one of the painting activities and email us a photo of your creation! Or have fun exploring Simple City!

Topic

Michael Recycle!

Can your children help sort the recycling?

Talk about the importance of saving energy.

Make a box model or create a picture of your own recycling super hero!

 

 30 Day Lego Challenge!

On the Home Learning Hub you will find a copy of the 30 Day Lego Challenge. Have a go and email us some photos of your own creations!

 

Twinkl At Home Learning Packs.

Here is the link for the Twinkl Home Learning Pack. Please feel free to print the activities or just read them to give you some ideas!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/eyfs-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-tp-2549362

 

 

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