25 Jan Reception Remote Learning – w/c 25.01.21
Hi Reception families,
We hope you are all keeping well at home and working your way through our remote learning activities.
Below you will be able to see the Remote Learning Activity Pack for this week, as well as various videos from the Reception staff, including phonics, stories, Makaton, PE, etc.
There will also be a mid-week update with some extra phonics and activities, please check back on Wednesday for these.
If you need anything else, please don’t hesitate to send us a message via the class emails.
Remote Learning – 25.01.21-29.01.21
This week the children will start having their Zoom sessions with their Key Groups. Please see the timetable for when your child’s Zoom session will be:
Here is this weeks’ activity pack for the Reception class:
Mid-Week Phonics – Wednesday 27.01.21
Here are 2 new sounds to practise: ‘ch’ and ‘sh’
It can be take longer to learn how to blend the sounds together in words with ‘2 letter’ sounds in them, like chat and shop. To begin with, children will see each sound separately.
It will help to write sounds on separate cards, for example:
Cut them out and support the children in making some of the words on the activity sheet. You can make some ‘nonsense’ words too! Below are some more phonics activities that you can try with the sounds ‘sh’ and ‘ch’.
Here is a great activity to get creative with, have a go and see what beautiful space pictures you can create!
The Alphabet and Letter Names
As we move on to learn more sounds with 2 or even 3 letters, the children need to become more familiar with the names of the letters.
Here is our sound for today! ‘q’
Watch the video and encourage your child to blend the sounds in the words from the ‘Farmer Duck’ story. Make sure they join in with all the animal sounds as well!
It is important that children start to read words within a story text, with support if they need it. They are applying their phonic knowledge and making links between ‘phonics’ (letters and sounds) and ‘reading’!
There are more activities to try on the phonics activity sheet.
If your child is practising phonics by writing sounds and words, please encourage them to use the lower case version of each letter, rather than a capital letter.
Alphabet puzzles and rhymes are good ways of reinforcing the letter names. We have also put an alphabet sheet in the activity pack: these are all the sounds we have learned so far in alphabetical order, along with some ‘digraphs’ (2 letters with 1 sound).
At Home Activities
Can you blow up a balloon without using your mouth or a balloon pump? In this simple Science experiment, we will show you how to do it with only a few everyday items that you probably already have in your home.
Would you like to have a go at a shaving foam activity? Watch this video to have a go yourself!
Learn some Makaton while singing along to the Nursery Rhyme:
Watch our great videos to see how to make your own playdough at home!
On the Way Home
This week we are using a 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!
Here is a lovely story for the children to watch called ‘Harry with his Bucketful of Dinosaurs’.
If you would like to watch more story videos we will be putting them onto their own ‘blog square’ which you will see at the bottom of the Reception class page.