Week beginning ~ Monday 25th January 2021
Reception Class Home Learning ~
Week Beginning: Monday 25th 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
A Phonics lesson will be added here each day.
Friday 29th January 2021 ~ Phonics Lesson
Phonics Challenges for Friday ~
Can you practice writing the letter 'r'?
Look for words in your books at home that include the letter 'r'. Make a list of these words and practice reading them.
Can you make a list of words which include the letter, 'r' - at the Beginning, Middle or End of the word?
Make a list of the words that you can think of... For example: 'rat', 'are' , car'
Thursday 28th January 2021 ~ Phonics Lesson
Phonics Challenges for Thursday ~
Can you practice writing the letter 'h'?
Look for words in your books at home that include the letter 'h'. Make a list of these words and practice reading them.
Can you make a list of words which begin with the letter, 'h'? Think about what might be in your house or in the world around you...
Wednesday 27th January 2021 ~ Phonics Lesson
Phonics Challenges for Wednesday ~
Can you practice writing the letter 'l'?
Look for words in your books at home that include the letter 'l'. Make a list of these words and practice reading them.
Can you make a list of words which begin with the letter, 'l'? For example: 'leg', 'log'...
Tuesday 26th January 2021 ~ Phonics Lesson
Phonics Challenges for Tuesday ~
Can you practice writing the letter 'e'?
Look for words in your books at home that include the letter 'e'. Make a list of these words and practice reading them.
Can you make a list of words which have 'e' as their middle sound? For example: 'hen, 'ten', 'get'...
Monday 25th January 2021 ~ Phonics Lesson
Phonics Challenges for Monday ~
Can you practice writing the letter 'f'? What objects in your house begin with this letter? Can you make a list of these objects or draw a picture of them?
Look for words in your books at home that include the letter 'f'. Make a list of these words and practice reading them.
A Phonics Challenge set by Mrs Molloy : What words and sentences has Mrs Molloy made on her fridge this week?
Mrs Molloy has been busy again using her Phonics Flash Cards to build words and using our High Frequency Words to construct sentences!
Have you built any words or sentences at home using your Phonics to help you? You could record these on a piece of paper or in your exercise book!
These are Mrs Molloy's ideas...
We are continuing to focus upon reading and writing some of our High Frequency words this week.
Reception Class Spelling Challenge, WB. Monday 25th January 2021 ~ Spellings, WB. Monday 25th January 2021
Our English work this week is going to have a Winter theme, following all of the snow that we have experienced!
These are photographs of a snowman that Mrs Molloy and her son built and a snow polar bear, built by Mrs Ward!
These will hopefully give you some ideas for your writing this week!
These are some daily Winter Writing Tasks that you can complete at home this week ~ Winter Writing Tasks, WB. Monday 25th January 2021
Please continue to use the White Rose EYFS Home Learning resources to support you : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
Maths ~ Number Focus
We are starting a new unit of work this week, which is called, Growing 6, 7, 8!, which will allow us to explore these numbers in greater detail - but remember that you can also watch the videos and complete the accompanying activities from earlier units.
The schedule for the coming weeks can be found here ~ Phase-5-Growing-6-7-8-Overview
The activities to accompany each video clip can be found below:
Growing 6, 7, 8! Week 1, Session 1 Activity ~ Session 1 Activity
Growing 6, 7, 8! Week 1, Session 2 Activity ~ Session 2 Activity
Growing 6, 7, 8! Week 1, Session 3 Activity ~ Session 3 Activity
Growing 6, 7, 8! Week 1, Session 4 Activity ~ Session 4 Activity
Growing 6, 7, 8! Week 1, Session 5 Activity ~Session 5 Activity
A Number Challenge set by Mrs Ward: Make your own dice!
Mrs Ward has been busy making her own dice to help her to practice her number and counting skills and she has used the dice to make her own number sentences and play some Maths games!
Could you make your own dice and Maths games at home? These are some ideas from Mrs Ward...
A Video explaining the Dice Maths Challenges, with Mrs Ward ~ Reception Class Dice Challenge Video
Maths ~ Shape, Space and Measure Focus
We have had lots of snow falling during the last couple of days! Mrs Molloy and Mrs Ryan have been using measuring tools to find out how deep the snow was in their gardens!
We used a measuring tape to measure the depth of the snow and the numbers on the measuring tape have helped us to find and record our measurement.
This is what we found...
Measuring the depth of snow in Mrs Molloy's garden: Measuring the depth of snow in Mrs Ryan's garden:
Can you measure the amount of snow that you have seen in your garden or on the ground where you have been walking close to your house?
You could use a tape measure or a ruler if you have these at home or take a photograph of what you see!
We will be continuing to focus upon the Sacrament of Baptism this week.
A special symbol that is associated with Baptism is water.
On Thursday 28th January at 9:30am, there will be a CAFOD National Assembly taking place and the theme of this Assembly is 'Water of Life'.
You can watch this Assembly using the following link and it will be available after this day/time also:
After watching the Assembly, take some time this week to reflect upon the gift of water. Where do we see water in the world around us? How do you access water at home?
We are very fortunate that we are able to access clean water to drink and wash with in our daily lives.
You could write a prayer of thanks for water, thinking about our Virtues of 'Grateful and Generous' that we are focusing upon during this Half Term, using this template ~
Our Topic work this week is going to focus upon Winter and Nature.
These are some Topic activities that you can complete at home, including a Science experiment completed by Mrs Molloy ~Winter Topic Activities, WB. Monday 25th January 2021
A Topic Challenge from Mrs Ward ~ Can you make your own Bird Feeder?
Mrs Ward has been busy making a Bird Feeder to help the birds that have been visiting her garden during the very cold weather that we are experiencing.
Find out how you can make your own Bird Feeder here, with help from Mrs Ward ~ Bird Feeder Challenge
A Nature Challenge from Mrs Ward ~ Bird Watching
As well as making a bird feeder this week, try to go for a walk and see how many different birds you can see. If an adult with you can take a photograph of the birds you see, you can find out some more information about them. You could write words about what you see, on paper or in your blank exercise book, using your sounds to help you and you can draw pictures of the birds too.
This week, the RSPB are doing a bird watch guide, so you can look on their website for more information ~ https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/
The challenges below will help you to keep active and there are also 'Daily Healthy Living Investigations' which will help you to find out more about healthy choices we can make in our daily lives!
Monday 25th January 2021 ~ These PE activities are focused on balance, control and teamwork. The Kim-inspired pack will help you to develop these skills. Designed to keep you active at home and requires no specialist equipment. Challenge 1 - Kim's Tightrope Challenge Challenge 2 - Control Like Kim Challenge 3 - Kim's Squash Bonus - Teamwork
Find out more about these challenges by using this document ~ Little PE Challenge
Tuesday 26th January 2021 ~ Here are three exercises that will improve your agility, balance and coordination. The three fundamental skills we will be working on are vital in everything we do. For example, playing tag, dodging a crazy dog or balancing to score the winning goal.
Watch the video here ~ Tuesday PE Challenge
Your Daily Healthy Living Investigation: To find out what to look out for on food labels ~ Food Labels Investigation
Wednesday 27th January 2021 ~ Today’s This Is PE lesson will focus on creating movement and improvisation. This activity will help children feel more confident about using their body in different ways. It will develop social skills, like teamwork and collaboration and also increase spatial awareness.
Watch the video here ~ Wednesday PE Challenge
Your Daily Healthy Living Investigation : To find out more about salts and to find out more about saturated fats ~ Salts Investigation
Thursday 28th January 2021 ~ In today's session we are looking at developing children’s agility when attacking and defending against an opponent. This is a really important skill in lots of invasion sports such as basketball, netball, football and rugby and in real life situations or emergency where the children might need to react or move really quickly. You can try and get your family involved.
Watch the video here~ Thursday PE Challenge
Your Daily Healthy Living Investigation: To find out more about sugar and to think about what sugar swaps you can make ~ Sugar Investigation
Friday 29th January 2021 ~ In this lesson, we are going to look at climbing which is linked to the outdoor adventurous activities section of the national curriculum. This will help to develop children’s flexibility, coordination and most importantly balance. But it will also help them to develop mental skills including problem solving and planning. This isn’t vertical climbing, it's horizontal. There is no need for any specialist equipment you can do this indoors or outside and the only thing you need is socks and gloves.
Watch the video here ~ Friday PE Challenge
Your Daily Healthy Living Investigation: Can you record some facts that you have found out this week about how we can make healthy choices?
You can record your findings using words and pictures and you could make your own poster about healthy choices! You can complete your work on any paper that you have at home We would love to see your work when we return to school!
Join Mr Hawkins for a Music lesson each week: