01 Feb Reception Remote Learning – w/c 01.02.21
Hello to all our Reception families,
We hope you are all keeping healthy and fit and managing to get outside for some fresh air, even though it’s a bit chilly out there! Splashing through muddy puddles is a lot of fun though, and there are some small signs of spring to look out for. In our school garden the daffodils we planted in the Autumn are just beginning to show their green shoots above the ground.
Here are some more activities for you to try this week. We hope you enjoy having a go at these. The ‘pegs on a hanger’ maths activity is a great way of helping children understand how a group of items can be split in different ways into two groups – which is addition!
Don’t forget to keep your email with the zoom meeting invitation on it from last week, it will be the same link for this week. We are looking forward to seeing the children either in school or virtually, or both!
Best wishes from the Reception team
Remote Learning – 01.02.21-05.02.21
Here is this weeks’ activity pack for the Reception class:
Here is a new sound ‘ay’. It is the sound at the end of the days of the week: ask your child if they know a ‘days of the week’ song they can sing to you!
Identifying words that rhyme with each other is an important language skill. Children have lots of awareness of rhyme from all the songs, nursery rhymes and rhyming stories they know. They need to continue listening to these as much as possible, joining in and ‘predicting’ the rhyme. Nursery rhymes are great for this!
eg: Humpty ? sat on the wall
Humpty ? had a great ?
They also really like making up silly rhymes using names and family members
eg: Gummy mummy. Yummy mummy. Tummy mummy etc…
Have some rhyming fun with the names in your family just by changing the first sound (it doesn’t have to make sense!)
Here is a new sound ‘ng’. Have a look at the video and practise saying words with this sound at the end – it is a difficult sound to make on its own!
Hope you enjoy the ‘Ning Nang Nong’ poem. It is one of Pinar’s favourite poems! On the activity sheet there is a link to a youtube animated version. See if you can learn it off by heart!
Here are the activities to go with these new phonics sounds:
Here is a new sound ‘th’. Some children will find this sound difficult to pronounce! So it can be a difficult sound to teach….
Show them how we put our front teeth on our bottom lip to make the ‘f’ sound, and put our tongue under our front teeth to make the ‘th’ sound. But don’t worry if they use ‘f’ instead of ‘th’ if they are writing something independently – most young children say ‘fank you’ instead of ‘thank you’!
Alphabet and bingo game
In this video the children can:
- Practise making the sound to match the letter all by themselves
- Practise their alphabet knowledge (letter names)
There is also a bingo game suggestion. Practising phonic skills in the form of a game is often more motivating than just practising the blending (for reading) and segmenting (for writing).
Please look out for more phonics videos from other members of the Reception team. If your child is finding the sounds we have been learning recently a bit challenging for them, go back to sound and letter matching, and making words using sounds they are secure with. Remember – just a little bit of practise at a time is best!
Why not try this fun phonics game next time you need to go to the shops!
Here the children can recap on the letters that they’ve learnt, and then have a go at making some silly soup!
At Home Activities
Can you make some waves using soap shavings? Why not have a go at doing some of your own soap carving!:
On the Way Home – Part 2
This week we are continuing to use our story map and some actions to tell a story.
In the activities pack you will find the script for the story as well as some activities to go with them.
Try and watch the video as often as you can. We hope that the children will eventually be able to tell the story by themselves, using the story map to help them.
Acting out stories is a great way to help children internalise stories. Encourage them to role play their favourite stories!
This weeks’ story is ‘Jolly Olly Octopus’ by Tony Mitten. Please remember to also see our story telling video blog for more stories read by our lovely Reception team: