Home Learning (Reception)

Welcome to Reception's home learning page
 
Thank you for supporting your children at home with their learning! I will continue to post activities for your children to complete at home, in line with what they should be covering in school. Please see below for a suggested timetable. This is by no means compulsory but may help to structure your day. 
 
It is so great to see what so many of you are up to on Twitter, keeping busy with some exciting and hands on activities! If you haven't yet tweeted me with what you are up to, here is the school twitter handle - @St_Josephs_Glos.

Maths

Week beginning: 30th March 2020

This week, the children should be learning about take away. Here are the objectives:

- 'I can take away from a group and count how many are left.'

- 'I can count back.'

- 'I can use vocabulary of subtraction.'

- 'I can solve problems by subtracting a single digit number.'

- 'I am beginning to understand the empty set and zero.'

 

I've attached activities below for the children to work through and complete.

 

Week beginning: 23rd March 2020

This week, the children should be learning about take away. Here are the objectives:

- 'I can take away from a group and count how many are left.'

- 'I can count back.'

- 'I can use vocabulary of subtraction.'

- 'I can solve problems by subtracting a single digit number.'

- 'I am beginning to understand the empty set and zero.'

This can be completed by counting a set of objects, whether that be toys, food, plants, flowers, etc, and then taking away a given amount. This can also be completed by counting backwards from 20 to 0. 

Literacy
Week beginning: 30th March 2020
 
This week, I would love to hear what the children have been up to. I have set a range of activities for the children to work on and complete. Please take photographs of your completed week and send to slt@st-josephs.gloucs.sch.uk or tweet me. I will forward to seeing your fantastic work!
 

Phonics

Week beginning: 30th March 2020

This week, the children should be learning to apply their phonics knowledge.

- 'I can write CVC words.'

- 'I can blend.'

- 'I can segment.'

 

I have attached some activities below for the children to work through and complete.

 

In Reception, there are Phase 2, 3 and 4 high frequency words that the children are expected to read and write by the end of the academic year. The children have work extremely hard in learning to read these words and beginning to spell them too. I have attached a list of the words for your child to read and practise writing. 

I have also attached CVC word booklets for your child to work through to practise blending, segmenting and spelling. 

Please see below two videos to help with the pronunciation of the phase 2 and phase 3 phonic sounds. 

Reading

As a school, we have online learning platforms we subscribe to. These will prove invaluable to all pupils during this period of time away from education. In order to ensure all children can gain access to the platforms, all pupils have been sent home with their login details to these sites to ensure they can access them at home.

Sarah from Dazzle Dance has also developed weekly topic activities for early years children. This week the activities are based on the story 'Dinosaur Stomp'. Take a look at the activities, crafts and videos below.
PE
As many of you will be aware Joe Wicks is doing daily workout sessions from 9-9.30am for children of all ages. All you have to do is click the link below and click subscribe and you will then be notified each morning when the workout goes live. 
 
I've also attached another link which has different dances for the children to copy and learn. We have done this in class before and the children particularly like Trolls - Can't Stop The Feeling.
 
Sarah from Dazzle Dance has very kindly sent some dance videos. Please see details of links to the Dazzle Dance videos, with a couple more to be added at the weekend. They include a 6-7 minute quick fire choreography video and a practise, perfect and perform video. Pause and watch as often as you want!  The choreography is aimed at primary aged children but smaller or older can join in. 
 
Have fun joining in with these and keeping fit and healthy.

Art

As some of you may be aware, children across the country are displaying a rainbow in a window of their homes for others to look out for. In the bible, this is a symbol of peace and hope. If you have already done this, please send a photo to the senior leadership team and I will upload them on to this page. It will be a great way to show your friends!

- 'I can safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design texture, form and function.

Computing

I have copied some of the learning objectives below:

- 'I can select and use technology for particular purposes.'

To meet these objectives, you could photograph your home learning experiences and create a collage of everything you have been doing! Or you could send them into slt@st-josephs.gloucs.sch.uk

The activities below support learning that your child would be doing in school and encourage them to practise a range of different skills. Perfect for having some fun at home due to the school closure. 

 

Please continue to listen to your child read on a daily basis and complete their flashcards. In the phonics folder I have added the Phase 3 sounds and high frequency words. Please listen to your child read these sounds every day. By the end of the year your child should be able to read and write the phase 2, 3 and 4 high frequency words, please support your child at home by learning to read and write these words. 

 

When possible, get your child outside using chalks or using old paint brushes and a bucket of water to practise writing letters and numbers. As we are now in spring, have your child help you to weed the garden or plants seeds and bulbs, sunflowers and beans are very good as they grow quickly. The children can then help to water the plants, draw pictures about them and write what has happened.

Hope everyone is well and keeping safe!