22 Feb Reception Remote Learning – w/c 22.02.21
Hi Reception Families,
We hope you’ve all had a lovely half term break, and that you were able to have some fun and get some fresh air.
This week will have slightly less work as Friday is an INSET day, so there will be no school or home learning for children on Friday 26th February.
The Zoom sessions will be as whole class meetings like it was in the week before half term, and you should still be able to use the links that you were emailed before. If you don’t have this link please email on email@example.com with your child’s name, class and key group so that we can send you a new link. Below you will see the timetable for all the groups, you can find out which group your child is in by looking on School Gateway under the clubs section.
We loved seeing you on the Zoom meets, despite some technical challenges, as usual. It is such a pleasure to see the children smiling and being enthusiastic about the activities they have tried out. We know how tough it can be to cope with the emotional ups and downs at the moment, but please take lots of credit for the support you are providing, and for just carrying on as best you can in the circumstances.
Below there is a link to a ‘Singing with Elena’ video. This video will include many of the songs the children know, so please encourage them to watch, listen and join in!
Happy pancake making and hope you’ve had a good break. Let’s hope it warms up a little bit!
Best wishes from the Reception team
Canary Wharf – Wednesday @ 4pm
Paddington – Wednesday @ 4:30pm
Elephant & Castle – Thursday @ 4:30pm
Remote Learning – Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th February 2021
Here is this weeks’ Remote Learning Activity pack:
Reading short words on sight.
In this video the children can:
- Practise reading common words as sight words
- Practise writing short phrases
Although many short words like ‘at’ and ‘on’ can be read by blending the two sounds together, it is helpful if children can read them on sight. When children come across these words and recognise them, it builds confidence and supports their reading fluency.
Writing short simple phrases is good practise for:
- Remembering what you are trying to write
- Writing from left to right
- Quickly matching sound to letter and forming the letters
- Beginning to spell common words correctly, like ‘the’
- Leaving finger spaces between words
- Reading what you have written to check it!
As you can see, even writing simple 3 word phrases involves a lot of processes! Children need gentle reminders and lots of praise for ‘having a go’. If letter formation is challenging, use chunky felt tip pens, crayons or chalk, and maybe take turns to write the words (in school the children often work in pairs when they are writing, to support each other).
This video puts some of the words practised in the last video into ‘clues’.
Children enjoy the idea of following clues and looking for things. You can make up your own clues, maybe substituting pictures for the words that are not as easy to read phonically.
It was lucky that my lazy cat stayed on that bed long enough to feature in the video!
Singing with Elena – week 2
Below is a short video to practise saying and writing rhyming pairs of words.
You can play a matching pairs game with objects (or pictures) that rhyme. Ask children ‘Can you find the thing that rhymes with hat?….with sock?’ etc.
An idea for ‘rhyming word dominoes’ is included in the activity pack
You can also use collections of objects to play ‘Kim’s game’, which is great for developing vocabulary and memory. Put a selection of objects on a table and encourage children to name them all. You could ask them to ‘find something beginning with ‘s’, ‘find something beginning with ‘c’ and so on. Then cover with a cloth and ask children to close their eyes while you remove one of the objects. Can they say which item is missing? Swap roles so that they get a turn at removing an object for you to work out!
Mixing a pancake batter and making a pancake
Here is a simple pancake recipe. Last Tuesday (February 16th) was pancake day traditionally, but making pancakes is fun to do at any time of the year – and delicious to eat!
And finally here is a lovely story called ‘But Martin’ by June Counsel, we hope you enjoy it. As always, if you’d like to watch more story telling videos please click on the link here to see the latest videos by the Reception team: https://boundsgreenschool.co.uk/reception-story-telling-video-collection/