St Anne's Catholic Primary School

achieving excellence in all our God given talents

Lowe Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0ER

0121 675 5037

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Reception

Welcome to Reception Class!

We are delighted to welcome you and your child to the St Anne’s family.

Our Reception team consists of:

  

                                                                                 Mrs Ryan                                Mrs Molloy                                        Mrs Ward

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak with one of us and we will be happy to help!

We are looking forward to all of the new and exciting things that the children will experience this year and we look forward to working closely with you as their families as their learning progresses.

Key Information

School Closure Plan

Please see the recent Saint Anne's Parent Briefing which contains important information about the School Closure Plan. The document gives details of what the school will do and what you need to do as a parent, if your child's class or the school has to close due to isolation.

Saint Anne's Parent Briefing-October

Please check your child’s planner each day as we will use it to pass on messages to you and you can also use it as a way of communicating with us. Please also sign the planner each day in the relevant box.

Our PE lessons will take place on a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child wears their full PE kit to school on this day. This can be a tracksuit in the colder weather.

Your child will receive ‘Golden Stamps’ inside their planner each day if their planner is signed, they have arrived at school on time, they have brought their reading book to school and that they have followed school rules.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name, including their coat.

Parent Letter sent home on Friday 11th September 2020

Welcome to Reception Class Home Learning

This section of our website page will be updated regularly to provide activities and resources that you can use with your child at home.

Parent Letter about our Website Page and Online Resources:  Letter to Parents Jan 2021 - Reception Class.docx

 

Week Beginning: Monday 18th January 2021

Please continue to complete pages in your Phonics, Maths and Handwriting CGP books that we sent home during the Autumn Term.

We would really like to see all of the wonderful work that you complete at home, so please keep it safe so that you can share it with us when we return to school.

This Timetable shows the possible ways that your child could complete a range of activities each day to support their learning: Timetable

 

Phonics

You can access Ruth Miskin 'Speed Sounds' lessons via YouTube ~ The lessons focussing upon Set 1 sounds are particularly useful for Reception Class.

 

We have subscribed to the website, 'Phonics Play' as a school - phonicsplay.co.uk  and you have been sent the log in details for this website.

The Phase 2 resources and activities would be particularly useful for Reception Class to use.

 

A Phonics Challenge set by Mrs Molloy:   What words and sentences has Mrs Molloy made on her fridge?

Mrs Molloy has been busy making and using her Phonics Flash Cards and she has attached these to her fridge to help her to practice making a range of words!

You could attach your Phonics Flash Cards to your fridge or lay them out on a table top or on the floor to help you to  spell a range of words! 

Mrs Molloy has also been reading our High Frequency Words and she has started to construct sentences using these words.  Could you try this at home?

                                                 

 

 

                                                                                                          

 

English

We are continuing to focus upon reading and writing some of our High Frequency words this week.

Reception Class Spelling Challenge, WB. Monday 18th January 2021 ~ Spellings, WB. Monday 18th January 2021

 

 

Maths

Please continue to use the White Rose EYFS Home Learning resources to support you : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

We are now in the final stages of the unit, 'Alive in 5!', and this week we are exploring how we can compare mass and capacity - but remember that you can also watch the videos and complete the accompanying activities from earlier units from the Autumn Term.

 

The schedule for the coming weeks can be found here: Alive-in-5-overview

 The activities to accompany each video clip can be found below:  

Alive in 5! Week 3, Session 1 Activity ~ Session 1 Activity

Alive in 5! Week 3, Session 2 Activity ~ Session 2 Activity

Alive in 5! Week 3, Session 3 Activity ~ Session 3 Activity

Alive in 5! Week 3, Session 4 Activity ~ Session 4 Activity

Alive in 5! Week 3, Session 5 Activity ~ Session 5 Activity

 

Mrs Ryan has been busy collecting containers of different sizes to explore what 'full' and 'empty' means and how we can compare capacity. 

Mrs Ryan is getting ready to use the words, 'full', 'empty', 'nearly full' and 'nearly empty' this week.  I wonder what she will find out...

 

 

PE

Keep trying to complete a form of physical exercise each day.  The daily activities below will give you lots of ideas for ways to be active at home!

 

Monday 18th January 2021These activities focuses on agility and other skills such as dodging and weaving, reactions and decision making.

Watch the video here ~ Monday PE Challenge

 

Tuesday 19th January 2021 ~ Who will be crowned king or queen in your household? Instead of cones, how about books or teddy bears? Get creative with the kids, play safely and most importantly, have fun! Activity one First of all, set up markers in front of each player. These can be household objects like water bottles. The aim of the game is to hit your opponent’s cone directly with a roll. As soon as you hit the marker, you collect it and add it on your side. The winner of the game is the one who collects all the cones. Activity two To develop the activity, try a different way of sending the ball rather than a roll. Maybe you could try throws. Remember keep your eye on the target, plant your feet, and release the ball in line with the target As an extra challenge, children can use a variety of different size targets. Have a look around the house ask the children if they can come up with some creative ideas of what to hit. You can see here we have used cones with tennis balls on top. Activity three Get creative and ask the children how they would like to change the game. You can see here that the children have placed the cones in a different space but are also using two different size balls. We can also encourage quick reactions here as soon as the ball has been released collect the cone and put it on your side. Make it easier Use a larger ball/object Use a larger target Move closer to the target Put the cones/target closer together. Take turns rather than race. Make it harder Only allow one handed throw Use a smaller ball Move way from the target Change the hand you roll with.

Watch the video here ~ Tuesday PE Challenge

 

Wednesday 20th January 2021 ~Find some safe space and have fun! We are going to be focusing on the skill of agility. Agility is being able to move quickly and easily, and it is key to the development of any child at any age. This skill can be used in a variety of situations, sporting and non-sporting. For example, netball, rounders, tennis or rugby. But also in everyday life when you need to move out of the way of something quickly.

Watch the video here ~ Wednesday PE Challenge

 

Thursday 21st January 2021Flat target accuracy will develop hand-eye coordination, maths, and things like patience, perseverance and determination. Today we have a couple of activities for you that will link nicely with Lesson 3 – Throwing for Accuracy. However, the difference here is that the targets are flat. So there’s a real emphasis on height, weight and timing of your release. Thinking about applying these skills to sport; there is the cross field pass in hockey or even shooting the basket in basketball. Have a go at these activities today.

Watch the video hereThursday PE Challenge

Music

Join Mr Hawkins for Music Lessons each week.

Music Lesson 2

Week Beginning: Monday 11th January 2021

Please continue to complete pages in your Phonics, Maths and Handwriting CGP books that we sent home during the Autumn Term.

We would really like to see all of the wonderful work that you complete at home, so please keep it safe so that you can share it with us when we return to school.

This Timetable shows the possible ways that your child could complete a range of activities each day to support their learning: Timetable

 

Phonics

You can access Ruth Miskin 'Speed Sounds' lessons via YouTube ~ The lessons focussing upon Set 1 sounds are particularly useful for Reception Class.

A schedule for these videos can be found in this document ~ Phonics Video Schedule

 

We have also subscribed to the website, 'Phonics Play' as a school - phonicsplay.co.uk  and you have been sent the log in details for this website.

The Phase 2 resources and activities would be particularly useful for Reception Class to use.

 

A Phonics Challenge set by Mrs Molloy:

Try to make your own Phonics Flash Cards at home!  These can be made from card or paper that you have at home.  Mrs Molloy used some of her Christmas cards and a cardboard chocolate box to make hers! You can then use your letter cards to practice constructing and reading lots of different words!

 

                     

English

We are continuing to focus upon reading and writing some of our High Frequency words this week.

Reception Class Spelling Challenge, WB. Monday 11th January 2021 ~ Spellings, WB. Monday 11th January 2021

A Video explaining your Spelling Challenge, with Mrs Ryan ~ https://youtu.be/dFX_8D9KdzQ

 

Our Writing tasks have a 'Winter' theme this week - there is a task that you can complete each day ~ Writing Tasks - WB. Monday 11th January 2021

A Video explaining Writing Task 1, with Mrs Ryan ~ https://youtu.be/kiwQFVTmgjA

A Video explaining Writing Task 2, with Mrs Ryan ~ https://youtu.be/1KOahFL8je8

 

These are some photographs, taken by Mrs Ryan, which could help you with your Winter Writing Tasks this week!

                                        

Maths

Please continue to use the White Rose EYFS Home Learning resources to support you : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

We are continuing to explore the unit, 'Alive in 5!' this week, which explores how we can represent and compare numbers to 5 - but remember that you can also watch the videos and complete the accompanying activities from earlier units from the Autumn Term.

 

The schedule for the coming weeks can be found here: Alive-in-5-overview

 The activities to accompany each video clip can be found below:  

Alive in 5! Week 2, Session 1 Activity ~ Session 1 Activity

Alive in 5! Week 2, Session 2 Activity ~ Session 2 Activity

Alive in 5! Week 2, Session 3 Activity ~ Session 3 Activity

Alive in 5! Week 2, Session 4 Activity ~ Session 4 Activity

Alive in 5! Week 2, Session 5 Activity ~ Session 5 Activity

 

Topic

Our Topic activities are focusing upon Winter this week.   Mrs Ryan's teddy bears are all ready for this Season!

 

                                                                                                 

 

These are some ideas for Winter activities that you can complete at home to explore our Topic: 

Winter Topic Activities - WB. Monday 11th January 2021

 

Topic Challenges set by Mrs Molloy:

Try to look at the weather forecast during this week by watching it on the television or looking at it online, using a weather website or a Weather App on a phone. 

What symbols can you see?  You could keep a 'Weather Diary' during this week and record your observations!  Look out of your window to observe the weather and you could see what different types of weather you experience when you are outdoors this week!

 

                                                                                                               

 

You could also make some 'Snow Dough' using the recipe and instructions on this website: https://theimaginationtree.com/snow-dough-recipe-for-winter-sensory/ 

We would love to see some photographs of anything that you make at home!

 

PE

These daily challenges will help you to keep active and develop lots of different physical skills!

Monday 11th January 2021Your challenge for today focuses on games for coordination with ball skills. Watch the video below of the three different games to participate in at home.  Try to record your scores on a piece of paper at home.  Don't forget to find time today to keep active.

Video link ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvySZYSZFNY 

 

Tuesday 12th  January 2021Your challenge for today focuses on agility, balance and coordination.

Video link ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfra8pSPEhE

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021 Get the washing basket out, grab some pots from the kitchen and find some soft things to throw, like teddy bears! An easy to create activity and game at home to entertain and physically educate your child - enjoy! Today we’re going to be learning about throwing for accuracy.

Video link ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHRvquNKf1Q 

 

Thursday 14th January 2021These activities will help develop your child's coordination, balance and strength, which is an important part of their development. It's linked to the gymnastics strand of the national curriculum, but your child doesn't need to be a gymnast to benefit from these. Before starting, make sure you have followed the safety guidance available at www.yorkshiresport.org/ThisIsPE.

Activity One: Sit in a tight tuck position and hold onto your sock as tight as you can. Can you rock backwards and forwards whilst keeping hold of the sock? Try not to touch the floor. Make sure you use your stomach muscles.

Activity Two: Now try holding on the top of your knees. This time we will try with your legs straight out. Make sure your hands are behind your legs so your elbows don’t touch the floor.

Activity Three: Use a pair of socks to make sure you aren’t using your hands. Keeping hold of the socks rocking backwards and forwards, can you stand up? You must stay in that nice tight tuck shape. Make sure you stand nice and tall.

Activity Four: Moving onto the hardest version of this. Parents this is a good one for you to try as well if you want to give it a go. We are going to ask you to stand up on one leg. Rock backwards then forwards and up on to one leg. Can you try the opposite leg. This is pretty hard, one leg up, rock back and then stand up.

Video link ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcGFteFryoA

 

Friday 15th January 2021 Hand-eye coordination is really useful for many everyday things, whether it is picking up your favourite toy and favourite object, or even a pen to write with. In addition to this striking is used in many sports such as tennis, cricket, squash and even badminton.

Activity One: Striking with your strongest hand Throw the balloon to your partner they need to hit it back with one hand. First try returning the balloon with your dominant hand. Keep your eye on the balloon at all times. Strike with your hand to return to your partner. Challenge yourself by using your other hand.

Activity Two: Rally with your partner See how much of a rally you can have with your partner. Make sure the space is safe. Try striking the balloon with different body parts. See if you can beat your score.

Activity Three: React to colour call Listen up and follow the colour instructions. Make sure your space is safe. The objective of the game is to hit the balloons back in the correct order. Keep your head up and looking at both balloons. Make it easier - Use a bigger balloon, - Make the area bigger - Throw the balloon higher Make it harder - Use a smaller balloon - Decrease the size of gap between you - Add in a third balloon

Video link ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08AIvWfmJlo 

 

Music

Join Mr Hawkins for Music Lessons each week.

Lesson 1 

Week Beginning: Monday 4th January 2021

Please start to complete pages in your Phonics, Maths and Handwriting CGP books that we sent home during the Autumn Term.

You will also be receiving a paper pack of work that will support you with your Home Learning in the coming weeks.

Phonics

You can access Ruth Miskin 'Speed Sounds' lessons via YouTube ~ The lessons focussing upon Set 1 sounds are particularly useful for Reception Class.

A schedule for these videos can be found in this document ~ Phonics Video Schedule

 

We have also subscribed to the website, 'Phonics Play' as a school - phonicsplay.co.uk  and you have been sent the log in details for this website.

The Phase 2 resources and activities would be particularly useful for Reception Class to use.

 

English

Our focus text for this first couple of weeks of term is 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen.

You can listen to this story, read by the Author himself, using the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds

 

Please continue to practice writing all of the letters in your name, focusing upon forming all of the letters correctly.

 

We are continuing to focus upon reading and spelling the first of our High Frequency Words:

Reception Class Spelling Challenge, WB. Monday 4th January 2021 ~ Spellings WB. Monday 4th January 2021.

 

 Maths

Please use the White Rose EYFS Home Learning resources to support you : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

We are currently focusing upon the unit, 'Alive in 5!', which explores how we can represent and compare numbers to 5 - but you can also watch the videos and complete the accompanying activities from earlier units from the Autumn Term.

 

The schedule for the coming weeks can be found here: Alive-in-5-overview

 The activities to accompany each video clip can be found below:  

Alive in Five! Session 1 Activity ~ Session 1 Activity

Alive in Five! Session 2 Activity ~ Session 2 Activity

Alive in Five! Session 3 Activity ~ Session 3 Activity

Alive in Five! Session 4 Activity ~ Session 4 Activity

Alive in Five! Session 5 Activity ~Session 5 Activity

 

Topic

Our Topic this Half Term is 'New Beginnings'.  These are some introductory activities for our Topic that you can complete at home:

Topic Overview ~ New Beginnings Topic Overview

Epiphany Crown Design Sheet ~Crown Design Sheet

Epiphany Speech Bubble Task ~ Speech Bubble 

New Years Resolution Snowflake ~ Snowflake Template

 

 Challenges set by Mrs Molloy

Linking to our current Maths focus, you can complete lots of counting and number challenges using items that you have at home. 

Mrs Molloy has used the pictures on her Christmas Cards to help her to count and add!  Could you complete a similar challenge at home?

 

                                                   

 

                                                                

 

As we start our 'New Beginnings' Topic in these first weeks of 2021, could you complete a New Year Art Project at home? 

There are lots of exciting ideas, including how to make a memory box, time capsule, a resolutions wreath and collages, that can be found at: 

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/new-year-crafts

 

Memory BoxMake a Time Capsule!Resolutions WreathNew Year Collage

We would love to see your art work and projects!  You can share your work with us by sharing photographs through twitter @stannespri.

 

 

PE

You can access lots of useful physical activities using the website: www.getset4pe.co.uk

You can also track and record your physical activities using their Get Set 4 PE Active Calendar: Calendar

 

There are also lots of useful links below to further online resources and activities that you can access from home:

 

 

Music

Join Mr Hawkins for Music Lessons each week.

Lesson 1 

Home Learning

Class Prayers

Wednesday Word

Class Saint

Values and Virtues

Our Learning

Homework

Reception Gallery