Reception: Blog items

Reception - Autumn 1 Week 4

Date: 23rd Sep 2020 @ 6:28pm

 

 

We have had yet another great week in Reception!

This week we started our 'All About Me' topic in our Theme and Literacy lessons. The children have enjoyed talking about their routines at home and their favourite things in their houses, such as toys, games and comfort items. They used pictures from home to influence their writing and support our discussions this week. The children have worked very hard with their activities and writing tasks and I have been very proud!

The children have also taken on some tricky maths challenges, during our 'matching' week. They used their number, pattern and shape recognition to work as a team to complete the various activities! 

In RE, we continued our 'I am Special' topic by discussing ourselves. After reading the story 'I Am Special', we looked at ourselves in the mirror and talk about our features, similarities and differences. We continued to celebrate our differences and defined what made us unique. Afterwards, the children enjoyed making their own special mirror to use at home!

On Friday, we enjoyed taking our learning outside. Dressing in our waterproofs and wellies, we had an afternoon of messy play, teamwork and outdoor fun! 

 

Thank you for another wonderful week. Enjoy you weekend!

 

Reception Reminders:

- Don't forget to check the 'Memos' section on Tapestry for any messages for your child.

- If your child does not have wellies and an outdoor all in one waterproof, please can this be provided in a labelled bag.

- By allowing your child to use Tapestry, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy. This has been attached below if you have not yet read this.

Reception - Autumn 1 Week 3

Date: 16th Sep 2020 @ 4:33pm

 

We have had yet another brilliant week in Reception, full of fun and hard work.

In RE this week, we started our ‘I Am Special’ theme, by discussing how unique we are and celebrating our differences. We looked at the different Trolls from the movie and looked at their differences, while linking them back to ours. 

Over the past two weeks we have been inspired by the film ‘Trolls’ across all aspects of our learning. We have loved receiving gifts, challenges and task to complete from Princess Poppy herself. We started this week off with Princess Poppy sending them on a hunt around the outdoor area for her latest challenge. The children were to design a passport to travel with Poppy on her world tour to visit the other trolls. This linked brilliantly with our RE theme this week, looking at our similarities and differences. On Thursday, we enjoyed creating our very own clay Trolls! The children worked so hard moulding them into the perfect Troll shape and adding colourful hair!

On Wednesday, we enjoyed our first WOW Service of the year. Thank you to Anne and Caroline for a great service to start off the year and thank you to all of the parents who were able to join us.

Thank you for a great week and enjoy your weekend!

 

Reception Reminders:

- Don't forget to check the 'Memos' section on Tapestry for any messages for your child.

- If your child does not have wellies and an outdoor all in one waterproof, please can this be provided in a labelled bag.

- By allowing your child to use Tapestry, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy. This has been attached below if you have not yet read this.

Reception - Autumn 1 Week 2

Date: 11th Sep 2020 @ 4:30pm

 

What a fantastic and busy week we have had in Reception! The children have been engrossed in everything we have completed and worked incredibly hard.

 

This week’s theme has been all about Trolls! On Monday, we received a very special surprise gift from Princess Poppy herself! We could not believe it. Princess Poppy gave us 3 tasks to complete throughout the week and we set to work straight away. Task 1 was to design Trolls hair, task 2 to design and paint a colourful Troll and task 3 to make a yummy marshmallow Troll. We have had a very busy week, completing all of these tasks for Princess Poppy and not to mention lots of fun! Once we were finished, Princess Poppy visited again….this time with a personal message on our computer screen! The children could not believe it and had so much fun dancing to some Trolls songs on Friday afternoon to celebrate. Take a look at our class Twitter feed (@ReceptionTSP) for lots of photos from our fun week!

 

Thank you for another wonderful week Reception, I wonder what next week will bring. Enjoy your weekends.

 

 

Reception Reminders:

- Please check Tapestry for a various memos that have been posted this week. 

- School Photographs – Wednesday 16.09.20 / Friday 18.09.20.

- If your child does not have wellies and an outdoor all in one waterproof, please can this be provided in a labelled bag.

- By allowing your child to use Tapestry, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy. This has been attached below if you have not yet read this.

- The school nurse service is still available to parents if you should require any health advice for your child.

Please find below contact details:

Peter Charlton

Community Staff Nurse
Formby 0-19 Team

T: 01704-395723

M: 07769-491162

Reception - Autumn 1 Week 1

Date: 4th Sep 2020 @ 3:52pm

 

 

What a great first week we have had in Reception!

I cannot believe how well our little superstars have settled into the new classroom. The children have been excited and eager to come into school every morning and see their friends.

Thank you to everyone for designing and making a ‘Forky’ over the summer holidays.  They were all so amazing and creative! The children loved having them on their tables and by their sides over the first few days in Reception. We have loved playing with them and the other Toy Story characters throughout the week inside and outside.

This week, we have been enjoying the story 'The Invisible string' by Patrice Karst. We also talked about the invisible strings that connect us with our family members and loved ones. The children then enjoyed making 2 'Invisible String' bracelets to take home with them. Attached is a piece of work that your child has completed, showing who their 'Invisible String' is attached to. A PowerPoint of the story has been uploaded onto Tapestry for you to share at home.

Well done Reception for being so grown up and amazing all week!

Thank you all for a brilliant week and enjoy your weekend.

 

Reception Reminders

- Please check Tapestry for a memo about snack and WOW Service. 

- On Friday's children are to come to school dressed in their PE clothes.

- If your child does not have wellies and an outdoor all in one waterproof, please can this be provided in a labelled bag.

- By allowing your child to use Tapestry, you are confirming your acceptance of our Acceptable Use Policy. This has been attached below if you have not yet read this.

 

Welcome to Reception!

Date: 1st Sep 2020 @ 2:03pm

I would like to wish you a warm welcome back to school and into Reception!

Texts have been sent to to clarify your childs start time for tomorrow. 

Wednesday 2/09/2020 drop off times - 

8.45am or 9.05am. 

Wednesday 2/09/2020 pick up time is 3.05pm or your specfied time. 

Please note after this day, all pupils are to arrive by or at 9.05am and picked up at 3.05pm or your specfied time. Please remember to abide by the one way system which is in operation.

The Foundation Stage team will be ready and waiting to welcome you in through the Foundation Stage door. 

 

The Reception classroom / outdoor area is set-up and ready for your arrival!


During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on a Friday morning. This lessons will not be practising contact sports and will be skills based only. PE will commence from week beginning Monday 7th September. 

On the day allocated for your child’s PE lessons, you children is to come to school wearing their white PE top, grey jogging suit and suitable trainers with Velcro fastening. However, additional opportunities can arise where PE kits will also be required. A pair of black pumps must be in school in a labelled bag, which will be kept on their peg. If a child is unable to take part in a PE lesson, a note should be written from the parent/guardian to the child’s class teacher.


Children are encouraged to bring a bottle of water with a sports cap type lid are also encouraged so the children can drink as and when they need it throughout the day.

 

I know that there may be times when you need to drop me a quick note for example: pick up arrangements, share news and so with this in mind you can now contact me directly via this email address: Reception@tsp.sefton.school
 
We hope this will enable each parent to be able to drop off and collect their child promptly so to support the social distancing measures and one way system we have in place.
 
Please kindly note, I will check this inbox each school morning at 8.30 am. If there is a matter of urgency, please contact the school office as normal. 
 
All emails will be monitored in line with our Parent Communication Policy.
 

Please also let me know for our records, by the end of the week, if you would require an electronic device should your child need to isolate or in the case of a local lockdown.


I am looking forward to welcoming the children to Reception and the start our exciting year together! 

See you tomorrow,

Miss Giles

Reception Final Blog - 17.7.2020

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 12:34pm

 

 

Dear Reception,

 

Firstly, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to you all for continuing to be so amazing. We are so grateful for all of the emails, videos and pictures that we have received over the lockdown period; they made us smile from ear to ear! The Zoom calls have also been a great way for us to see your lovely smiley faces, catch up and, most importantly, be together!

 

This year has been different to say the least, but the time that we did have together in school really was special. We have made so many wonderful memories together and I hope you can watch our Celebration Powerpoint with your family and remember them along with us. Thank you for always coming into school with big smiles and excited to learn every day; you really have made us so incredibly proud.

 

If you wish for your child to continue with their learning over the summer break, below are some suggested activities: 

English (Reading):

-  To support your child and to continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom, click this link , which includes various ‘phonics spine’ e-books matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Word Slideshows.

- There are 136 free reading books available for pupils to read, from Pink to Lime book bands. Follow this link and log in using the username: UKfreeaccess and password: engage. The books will be available to access until 31st August 2020.

- I am sure the children are continuing to have fun whilst exploring some of the wonderful books on the Summer Reading Challenge and being part of, ‘The Silly Squad'. Don’t forget that you can still enrol, if you haven’t already!

- To support your child’s reading further, you may wish to access the Oxford Owl website, which has a range of free eBooks available. They are split into age range, series and book band levels categories. If you want to find out more about the Reading Book Band levels, go the ‘Reading Band Level’ page on their website or ‘Reading Provision’ page on the school’s website.

English (Phonics):

- Can you play phonic bingo with your child? Using CVC words or tricky words, ask your child to write down 4 - 6 words, calling the various words / the words they have written down. Who will get bingo first? You may want to play this outside using chalk!

- Can you watch an episode of Alphablocks, spotting any sounds and words?  Challenge: can you write a sentence using any words from that episode?

- Read stories to your child every day and encourage the children to re-tell the story to you. Can you ask questions that encourage comprehension skills? Here are some comprehension questions to help you as you hear your child read (first two pages only).

Mathematics:

- Can you watch an episode of Numberblocks, spotting any numbers or working out the answers to challenges?

- Continue using the 100 square to develop confidence in number recognition or play games from last week, or watch the ‘Counting to 100 song’ video with your child. 

- Using the 100 square from previous blogs, children can practise counting and recognising the 10 times tables by highlighting the numbers ending in 0 and identifying the pattern it shows on the 100 square. To support your child counting in 10s, you might want to ask them to make 10 towers of 10 cubes or Lego and match it to the 100 square numbers.

- To prepare your child for Year 1, we would usually be practising number bonds to 10. You may want to use the attached videos to support your child with this:

- Number Bond to 10

- The Ten Dance

- Number Pairs Song

Computing:

- ‘Think U Know’ have released some new activity packs with simple 15 minute activities that can be completed at home to support online safety at a time when they are spending more time online at home:

Please also use our Learning at Home page, which will direct you to a wealth of resources, as well as our Wellbeing page, which has ways to support you and your child also at this time. 

 

We look forward to seeing you all next year and watching you grow and flourish in Year 1. We know that Miss Morris is so excited to teach you and she is incredibly lucky.

Have a wonderful summer! holidays, relax, have fun and hopefully we will be back to normal in no time!

A special thank you as well to all those parents who have sent in gifts and cards this week.

Take care and lots of love,

Miss Giles and Mrs Giles x

 

 

September 2020 - Transition Guide for Nursery into Reception

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 12:28pm

Please see the transition PowerPoint below for additional information to ensure that your child has the best start to Reception.

Thank you,

Mrs Bevin, Mrs Molloy & Miss Giles

September 2020 - Transition Guide for Reception into Year 1

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 12:21pm

Please see the transition PowerPoint below for additional information to ensure that your child has the best start to Year 1.

Thank you,

Miss Giles & Miss Morris

Picture News w.c 13.07.20

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 9:36am

Holidays

Story: A new traffic light system, awarding different colours to countries depending on the number of coronavirus cases there has been announced by the UK government.

Question: What are holiday traffic lights?

How to use Picture news at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use the EY Home Recording sheet to record your child's thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

 

 

Reception Learning at Home - w/c 13.7.2020

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 5:31pm

Hello everyone!

Hopefully, everybody has had another wonderful week! I cannot believe we are approaching our final week! I loved seeing you all on Zoom last week and can’t wait to see you again on Friday.

In September, we will be introducing the new learning platform, 'Tapestry'. Further information on this can be found in the “Tapestry Letter” attachment below. Please read this letter as well as the “Tapestry Acceptable Use Policy” which is also attached.
 

Individual login details will be sent via email early next week. 
 

If you experience any difficulties signing up, please let us know via the curriculum email account next week so that the whole class is prepared for September.

 

On Friday the 17th, we will be sharing our 'End of Year Leavers' Service' on the school's YouTube channel at 9:20am. We would encourage all our TSP families to watch this in celebration of both our Year 6 pupils, who will be moving onto secondary school, and despite closure, give thanks for another successful year at Trinity St. Peter's.

 

Zoom Schedule:

I will be hosting our final Zoom session, on Friday 17th July. I hope that your child will be able to join us!

Friday 17th July 11.40 -11.55am - Whole Class

You will receive a text message the day before to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting as usual. Hopefully, all being well, we will see your child again next week!

 

 

Please remember, the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set; just select the activities, which you feel, will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you. 

 

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the Learning at Home section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well. The weekly timetable attached to support you, if you should wish to complete all the weekly activities.

 

Please note that the school’s ‘curriculum’ email account will close on Friday 17th July.

 

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

Please note, all attachments to blogs are provided as visuals for further support and don’t require you to print them for the activity to be completed.

 

English (Phonics):

- Continue to learn Set 2 sounds of the Read Write Inc. program. See list / sound mat on the Reading Provision page on our website. Continue to promote the rhyming phrases / letter formation when looking at each phonic sound. You may also want to take a look at the Set 3 sounds, in preparations for Year 1. 

- ‘Phonics Play’ have made all of their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within Phase 1, 2 and 3. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

- For Read Write Inc. resources, the Ruth Miskin website are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel.

 

English (Reading):

- There are 136 free reading books available for pupils to read, from Pink to Lime book bands. Follow this link and log in using the username: UKfreeaccess and password: engage. The books will be available to access until 31st August 2020.

- I am sure the children are continuing to have fun whilst exploring some of the wonderful books on the Summer Reading Challenge and being part of, ‘The Silly Squad'. Don’t forget that you can still enrol, if you haven’t already!

- To support your child’s reading further, you may wish to access the Oxford Owl website, which has a range of free eBooks available. They are split into age range, series and book band levels categories. If you want to find out more about the Reading Book Band levels, go the ‘Reading Band Level’ page on their website or ‘Reading Provision’ page on the school’s website.

- To support your child and to continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom, click this link , which includes various ‘phonics spine’ e-books matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Word Slideshows.

- Phonics Play have made all of their ‘Decodable Comics’ accessible for children to continue reading. They are short illustrated comics the children can read to you. You can access the resources here.

- Encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills. Here are some comprehension questions you may wish to use as you listen your child read (first two pages only).

 

English (Writing):

- This week, our pirate adventures continue and our writing will be based around the attached PowerPoints, ‘All About Pirates’ and ‘Famous Pirates’. If you do not have access to a printer, children may complete the activities in their workbooks/on a separate piece of paper. Encourage your child to sound out, as well as using finger spaces and full stops.

- Using all of their pirate knowledge from the past few weeks and from the PowerPoints, can your child complete the ‘Pirate Fact Hunt’ worksheet? Thinking of 3 facts about pirates, can they write them down and colour in the pictures?

- Your child can then complete one or all of the ‘Pirate Writing Activity’ worksheets, using the words and pictures to write a sentence to describe the pirates or pictures.

- Can your child then complete their very own ‘Pirate Passport’? Using the questions, pictures and template can your child use their knowledge, ideas and imagination.

 

 

Maths:

- This week, the children are to continue working on their number recognition to 100, counting in 10s and practising number bonds in preparation for Year 1.

- Continue using the 100 square to develop confidence in number recognition or play games from last week, or watch the ‘Counting to 100 song’ video with your child. 

- Using the 100 square attached or the ‘100 Square Splat’ PowerPoint, children can practise counting and recognising the 10 times tables by highlighting the numbers ending in 0 and identifying the pattern it shows on the 100 square. To support your child counting in 10s, you might want to ask them to make 10 towers of 10 cubes or Lego and match it to the 100 square numbers.

- To prepare your child for Year 1, we would usually be practising number bonds to 10. You may want to use the attached videos to support your child with this:

- Number Bond to 10

- Numberblocks – What Makes 10?

- Numberblocks – Super 10

- The Ten Dance

- Number Pairs Song

- You might also want to use the attached number bond PowerPoints and activity sheets with your child, to practise their addition to 10.

- For further challenges and additional maths lessons, please check White Rose Maths for their daily lessons and activities.

 

 

RE:

- Weekly Big Question discussion, please see separate blog post.

- St Peter's website have a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share ideas for you to complete with your family. Please click this link.

- ‘The B Tales’, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos are posted by 10am every Monday morning.

- The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

 

Computing:

- Looking through the ‘Exploring Technology’ at home challenges, complete the various activities, talking about the pieces of technology you may find at home with your child and having fun exploring together.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design: This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

- Attached below are various Design Technology activities for your child to complete. They could assemble a pirate parrot, telescope, treasure chest or moving pirate, with help from an adult to complete and design together.  

- Follow this link to play exciting CBeebies pirate games, sing along and watch fun pirate videos. Get creative and enjoy a variety of pirate tasks.

 

 

Understanding the World (Science):

- Continuing with our pirate theme, can you help your child complete the ‘Fizzy Pirate Coin Investigation’ activity? The information / worksheet is attached below for you to carry out the various instructions to clean your pirate coins.

- You may want to share with your child the 'ScishowKids' or 'Maddie Moate' YouTube channels, where you can find Science experiments to complete at home! There are lots to choose from, so enjoy exploring and getting messy together!

 

 

Physical Development (PE):

- In addition to the PE with Joe Wicks and Cosmic Kids Yoga videos, you might like to take part in the fun and energetic exercise videos with ‘Miss Linky’. She has exercise videos with dinosaurs and superheroes, as well as fun songs and dances to join in with!

 

 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Miss Giles. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day and it will be closing on Friday 17th July 2020 in line with the school closing for Summer.

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend,

 

Miss Giles x

Picture News w.c. 6.07.20

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 10:05am

 

First Impressions

 

 

Story: A red, white and blue paint job on the Prime Minister's plane has recently been revealed.

Question: Why do we decorate different things?

How to use Picture news at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use the EY Home Recording sheet to record your child's thughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

 

Reception - Learning at Home - w/c 6.7.2020

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 4:39pm

Hello Reception,

I cannot believe it is July already - our time together is flying by far too quickly! I hope everybody has had another wonderful week! Yet again, thank you for another lovely Zoom story time. I love how we can all be together and see each other’s smiling faces each week!

Next week, we will be hosting more story time Zoom sessions, on Friday 10th July. I hope that your child will be able to join us! Once again, we will host 2 meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another. Once again, Miss Morris is very excited to join us on our class Zoom and be part of our story time fun!

We are mixing it up on our Zoom next week, your child should join the meeting at the time according to their Surname initial. For example, John Smith would join in the session for the S initial.

Schedule:

Friday 10th July 9:30 – 9.55am   B - K

Friday 10th July 9.55 -10.20am   M - W

 

You will receive a text message the day before to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting as usual. Hopefully, all being well, we will see your child again next week!

 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set; just select the activities, which you feel, will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you. 

 

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the Learning at Home section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well. The weekly timetable attached to support you, if you should wish to complete all the weekly activities.

 

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

Please note, all attachments to blogs are provided as visuals for further support and don’t require you to print them for the activity to be completed.

 

English (Phonics):

- Continue to learn Set 2 sounds of the Read Write Inc. program. See list / sound mat on the Reading Provision page on our website. Continue to promote the rhyming phrases / letter formation when looking at each phonic sound. You may also want to take a look at the Set 3 sounds, in preparations for Year 1. 

- ‘Phonics Play’ have made all of their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within Phase 1, 2 and 3. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

- For Read Write Inc. resources, the Ruth Miskin website are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel.

 

English (Reading):

- There are 136 free reading books available for pupils to read, from Pink to Lime book bands. Follow this link and log in using the username: UKfreeaccess and password: engage. The books will be available to access until 31st August 2020.

- I am sure the children are continuing to have fun whilst exploring some of the wonderful books on the Summer Reading Challenge and being part of, ‘The Silly Squad'. Don’t forget that you can still enrol, if you haven’t already!

- To support your child’s reading further, you may wish to access the Oxford Owl website, which has a range of free eBooks available. They are split into age range, series and book band levels categories. If you want to find out more about the Reading Book Band levels, go the ‘Reading Band Level’ page on their website or ‘Reading Provision’ page on the schools website.

- To support your child and to continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom, click this link , which includes various ‘phonics spine’ e-books matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Word Slideshows.

- Phonics Play have made all of their ‘Decodable Comics’ accessible for children to continue reading. They are short illustrated comics the children can read to you. You can access the resources here.

- Encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills. Here are some comprehension questions you may wish to use as you listen your child read (first two pages only).

 

English (Writing):

- This week, our Pirate adventures continue and our writing will be based around the story, ‘The Night Pirates’. I know the children will enjoy this pirate adventure as much as I did!

- If your child was Tom, what would they have liked to take with them aboard the pirate ship and onto the island? Would they take their dog or their favourite toy? Using the attached worksheet or their own workbook, can your child draw pictures and write what they would take with them if they were embarking on this adventure?

- Working with your child, can they then complete the ‘Pirate Story Map’, all about the Night Pirates’ adventure? Can they tell you what happened in the beginning, middle and end? They should draw their own pictures and write about what happened to Tom and the Night Pirates.

- Once pirates were off on adventures or on a desert island, they would sometimes write a message in a bottle to someone they missed and loved. If your child was a pirate stuck on a desert island or pirate ship somewhere, who would they write to? Using the message in a bottle worksheet, or on a separate piece of paper, can they write a letter to someone they love and would miss?

- If you do not have access to a printer, children may complete the activities in their workbooks/on a separate piece of paper. Encourage your child to sound out, as well as using finger spaces and full stops.

 

 

Maths:

- If your child was confident working through the addition and subtraction tasks previously set, you may want to work through these suggested activities with your child. If not, please refer back to the previous blogs (w/c 11.5.2020 , w/c 18.5.2020 , w/c 29.6.20) for additional practise.

- This week, the children are to work on their number recognition to 100. Before using the 100 square, can your child work on recognising numbers 1-20? You may want to make your own 1-20 number cards or print the attached ones out for the activities suggested. Can you work with your child to:

  • Shuffle the cards and then order numbers 1-20.
  • Write numbers 1-20.
  • Maybe play a few tricks on them by muddling the numbers up to see if they can re-order them.
  • Could you take a number away from the number line and get your child to write the missing number?

- You might also want to watch this ‘Counting to 100 song’ video with your child. 

- After you have worked through number 1-20 activities. Can you work with your child using the attached 100 square to:

  • Shuffle 1-20 cards and ask your child to locate it on the 100 square.
  • Cover a number on the 100 square and ask your child to tell you the number that is missing.
  • Use the 100 square to support your child counting to 100. Using their fingers to match the units. 
  • You may also want to use the 100 square activity PowerPoints attached.

- Once your child has completed the various 1-20 and 100 square activities, can they work through the various worksheets or challenges? They can complete some of the attached activities using a pencil and paper.

- Follow the links below for various number line / 100 square games:

- Great Day for Number Lines.

- Placing Numbers on a Number Line.

- Chopper Squad – Hundred Square.

- Helicopter Rescue.

- For further challenges and additional maths lessons, please check White Rose Maths for their daily lessons and activities.

 

 

RE:

- Weekly Big Question discussion, please see separate blog post.

- Saddleback Kids Ministry has created a menu of links to 88 short, animated Bible videos about Jesus, which can be accessed here. You can also go straight to their channel on YouTube here. Each clip is an animated retelling of a Bible story for children, which are ideal for use in Collective Worship.

- St Peter's website have a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share ideas for you to complete with your family. Please click this link.

- ‘The B Tales’, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos are posted by 10am every Monday morning.

- The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

 

Computing:

- Looking through the ‘Technology All Around us’ PowerPoint, talk through the various pieces of technology you may find at home with your child. After looking at the pictures, can you and your child go on a hunt for different technology around your house? You might want to draw a picture of the different pieces of technology that you find in each room, using the attached Computing worksheet.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design:

- Can your child use old packages, boxes and other materials to make a 3D desert island? They could draw and add their own pictures, colour in the box or use materials to decorate it? Maybe you could go on a walk to the beach and collect some shells, sand or rocks to add to their desert island?

- Follow this link to play exciting CBeebies pirate games, sing along and watch fun pirate videos. Get creative and enjoy a variety of pirate tasks.

 

 

Understanding the World (Science):

- Following on from our “message in a bottle” work, using the attached guidance sheet, can you and your child carry out the ‘Pirate Density Investigation’? Mixing oil and water in your own bottle, can your child mimic the motion of the waves? What happens to the oil and the water when they mix?

- You may want to share with your child the 'ScishowKids' or 'Maddie Moate' YouTube channels, where you can find Science experiments to complete at home! There are lots to choose from, so enjoy exploring and getting messy together!

 

 

Physical Development (PE):

- In addition to the PE with Joe Wicks and Cosmic Kids Yoga videos, you might like to take part in the fun and energetic exercise videos with ‘Miss Linky’. She has exercise videos with dinosaurs and superheroes, as well as fun songs and dances to join in with!

 

 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Miss Giles. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day

 

Take care,

 

Miss Giles x

Picture News w.c 29.06.20

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 9:43am

Statues

 

 

Story: Many statues around the world have been questioned for their purpose and value in recent weeks.

Question: Do you like statues?

How to use Picture News at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News Poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use EY Home Recording sheet to record your child’s thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

Reception - Learning at Home - w/c 29.6.2020

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 12:27pm

Hello everyone!

Hopefully, everybody has had another wonderful week!

It was so lovely to see you over Zoom on Friday and next week, we will be hosting more story time Zoom sessions, on Friday 3rd July. I hope that your child will be able to join us! Once again, we will host 2 meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another. I am also very excited to announce that Miss Morris will be joining our Zoom again this week. Miss Morris is very excited to meet her new class and be part of our story time fun!

 

This time, please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s forename initial. For example, John Smith would join in the session for the J initial. Pease note that this is different to the previous meetings to allow the children a chance to see and hear from other members of the class.

 

Schedule:

Friday 3rd July 9:30 – 9.55am   A - I    

Friday 3rd July 9.55 -10.20am   J - W

 

You will receive a text message the day before to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting as usual. Hopefully, all being well, we will see your child again next week!

 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set; just select the activities, which you feel, will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you. 

 

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the Learning at Home section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well. The weekly timetable attached to support you, if you should wish to complete all the weekly activities.

 

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

Please note, all attachments to blogs are provided as visuals for further support and don’t require you to print them for the activity to be completed.

 

English (Phonics):

- Continue to learn Set 2 sounds of the Read Write Inc. program. See list / sound mat on the Reading Provision page on our website. Continue to promote the rhyming phrases / letter formation when looking at each phonic sound. You may also want to take a look at the Set 3 sounds, in preparations for Year 1. 

 

- ‘Phonics Play’ have made all of their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within Phase 1, 2 and 3. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

- For Read Write Inc. resources, the Ruth Miskin website are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel.

 

English (Reading):

- Save the Children UK have launched their new campaign #SaveWithStoriesUK. The website regularly shares videos of celebrities reading beautiful children’s books. The videos are perfect for firing up your child’s imagination and letting them get lost in a story. The website also allows your child to climb into their virtual reading den and online play area.

- I am sure the children are continuing to have fun whilst exploring some of the wonderful books on the Summer Reading Challenge and being part of ‘The Silly Squad'. Don’t forget that you can still enrol, if you haven’t already!

- To support your child’s reading further, you may wish to access the Oxford Owl website which has a range of free eBooks available. They are split into age range, series and book band levels categories. If you want to find out more about the Reading Book Band levels, go the ‘Reading Band Level’ page on their website or ‘Reading Provision’ page on the schools website.

- To support your child and to continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom, click this link , which includes various ‘phonics spine’ e-books matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Word Slideshows.

- Phonics Play have made all of their ‘Decodable Comics’ accessible for children to continue reading. They are short illustrated comics the children can read to you. You can access the resources here.

- Encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills. Here are some comprehension questions you may wish to use as you listen your child read (first two pages only).

 

English (Writing):

- This week, our Pirate adventures continue and our writing will be based around the story, ‘Pirates in the Supermarket’. We loved spotting the pirates during our Zoom story time a few weeks ago! Attached is the story, which you may want to re-read with your child.

- If you were in the supermarket, your child might need to tell the other shoppers to beware of the pirates! Can your child make a ‘Danger’ poster, warning people that a pirate might be lurking around the supermarket? For example, their headline might read, ‘Beware, Pirates on the Loose!’

- Once a pirate has been spotted, the shop assistants might need to look around for the other pirates that are still hiding. Can your child design a ‘Wanted’ poster, detailing the pirate’s name and features, alongside a drawing of the pirate?

- Working with your child, can they then write a list of rules, for those pesky pirates to follow in the supermarket? They should imagine they are the shop assistant. What would they tell the pirates to do in their shop?

- If you do not have access to a printer, children may complete activities in their workbooks/on a separate piece of paper. Encourage your child to sound out, as well as using finger spaces and full stops.

 

 

Maths:

- This week, the children continue their learning of addition and subtraction. If your child was confident working through the addition and subtraction tasks previously set, you may want to work through these suggested activities with your child. If not, please refer back to the previous blogs (w/c 11.5.2020 / w/c 18.5.2020) for more practise.

- This week’s focus will be addition pairs and doubles. Working with your child, show them both of your thumbs, side by side, saying “One add one equals two”. Continue this pattern holding up both thumbs and index fingers, saying “Two add two equals four.” Repeat showing 3 + 3, 4 + 4 and 5 + 5. Record these addition sums to match your fingers and tell the children they are called doubles. The attached ‘‘Ladybird Doubles’ ‘Numicon Doubles’ and ‘Doubling Machine’ PowerPoints will support your child’s understanding.

- You might also want to watch this ‘Double Addition Facts Song’ video with your child. 

- Help your child to complete the doubles worksheets attached or copy the doubles onto a separate piece of paper and work through the doubles addition. Your child may want to draw their own ladybirds or butterflies to match the double addition?

- Once your child has completed the various activities, can they work through the various doubles ‘Home Learning Challenges’? They can complete some of the attached activities using a pencil and paper or practically, using household objects. 

- Follow the links below for various addition / doubling games:

- ‘Fishing for Doubles’

- Addition to Ten.

- Post Sorting.  

 

 

RE:

-On Monday 29th June, it is the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul! First, the children should watch the following videos to tell/remind them of the story of Peter here and the story of Paul here. In line with our school SHINE values, the children should be encouraged to consider how St. Peter and St. Paul inspire and encourage us. As we celebrate this feast day, perhaps the children could write a short reflection, prayer or poem on what we can learn from these two saints in 2020.

- Weekly Big Question discussion, please see separate blog post.

- St Peter's website have a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share ideas for you to complete with your family. Please click this link.

- ‘The B Tales’, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

- The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

 

Computing:

- Your child may enjoy the mini technology activity ‘Joiners – Photography Part 2’ attached. Let your child have fun exploring the camera, editing app ‘Pic Collage’ on your tablet or IPad.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design:

- Can you use some old packages, boxes and other materials to make a pirate accessory? Use the pictures in the book and let your child pick which accessory they would like to make.  They could make a telescope, a hooked hand, sword or even a parrot!

- Follow this link, to play exciting CBeebies pirate games, sing along and watch fun pirate videos. Get creative and enjoy a variety of pirate tasks.

 

 

Understanding the World (Science):

- This week, can you and your child make ‘Pirate Slime’? Following the attached recipe, can you hide your pirate treasure inside the slime, by adding in some sparkly glitter or beads? Let’s hope you don’t make as much mess as the pirates made in the supermarket!

- You may want to share with your child the 'ScishowKids' or 'Maddie Moate' YouTube channels, where you can find science experiments to complete at home! There are lots to choose from, so enjoy exploring and getting messy together!

 

 

Physical Development (PE):

- In addition to the PE with Joe Wicks and Cosmic Kids Yoga videos. You might like to take part in the fun and energetic exercise videos with ‘Miss Linky’. She has exercise videos with dinosaurs and superheroes, as well as fun songs and dances to join in with!

 

 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Miss Giles. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day

 

Take care,

 

Miss Giles x

Picture News w/c 22.06.20

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 10:00am

 

Reopening of Zoos

 

Story: Following a three-month closure period, Chester Zoo and many other zoos have been allowed to reopen.

Question: How does a zoo take care of all its animals?

 

How to use Picture News at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News Poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use EY Home Recording sheet to record your child’s thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

Reception New Parent Information - September 2020

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 5:51pm

Dear Parents and Carers of Reception Class September 2020,

Please find below a list of documents that we hope will help you and your child prepare for our Reception class in September 2020.

We would be very grateful if you can return documents, and a recent photograph of your child, via this email address: foundation.stage@tsp.sefton.school. Please kindly note that we do not reply from this email account

Should you have any further questions please email admin@tsp.sefton.school.

We have arranged the following  ‘Zoom’ meetings for your child:

Friday 3rd July 2020 – 12pm    Initial A - D

Friday 3rd July 2020 – 1pm      Initial E - G

Friday 10th July 2020 - 12pm   Initial J - O

Friday 10th July 2020 – 12.30pm    Initial P - W

Please can I kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s forname initial. For example, John Smith would join in the session for the J initial. If you are unable to join your allocated session, as above, please email: admin@tsp.sefton.school so that we can provide you with an alternative time.

I look forward to seeing you via Zoom in the next coming weeks.

Miss Giles

Reception - Learning at Home - w/c 22.6.2020

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 5:50pm

Hello everyone!

Hopefully everybody has had another wonderful week, working hard and having fun with family!

This week, we will be hosting more Zoom story time sessions and these will take place on Friday 26th June 2020. I hope that your child will be able to join us! Once again, we will host 2 meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another.

This time, please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s forename initial. For example, John Smith would join in the session for the J initial. Pease note that this is different to the previous meetings to allow the children a chance to see and hear from other members of the class.

 

Schedule:

Friday 9:30 – 9.55am   A - I    

Friday 9.55 -10.20am   J - W

 

You will receive a text message the day before to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. You will need to be able to have access to Zoom.

Hopefully, all being well, we look forward to seeing your child next week!

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set; just select the activities, which you feel, will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you. 

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the Learning at Home section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well. The weekly timetable attached to support you, if you should wish to complete all the weekly activities. For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

Please note, all attachments to blogs are provided as visuals for further support and don’t require you to print them for the activity to be completed.

 

English (Phonics):

- Continue to learn Set 2 sounds of the Read Write Inc. program. See list / sound mat on the Reading Provision page on our website. Continue to promote the rhyming phrases / letter formation when looking at each phonic sound.

- ‘Phonics Play’ have made all of their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within Phase 1, 2 and 3. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

- For Read Write Inc. resources, the Ruth Miskin website are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel.

 

English (Reading):

- To support your child’s reading further, you may wish to access the Oxford Owl website which has a range of free eBooks available. They are split into age range, series and book band levels categories. If you want to find out more about the Reading Book Band levels, go the ‘Reading Band Level’ page on their website or ‘Reading Provision’ page on the schools website.

- To support your child and to continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom, click this link , which includes various ‘phonics spine’ e-books matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Word Slideshows.

- The Summer Reading Challenge is well underway, despite the closure of public libraries. Make sure your child is enrolled, ready to commence 'The Silly Squad' reading challenge!

- Phonics Play have made all of their ‘Decodable Comics’ accessible for children to continue reading. They are short illustrated comics the children can read to you. You can access the resources here.

- Encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills. Here are some comprehension questions you may wish to use as you listen your child read (first two pages only).

 

English (Writing):

- This week, our Pirate adventures continue! The writing tasks this week are based around the attached story ‘Plunge into the Pirate Pool’, by Caryl Hart.  This story is all about a wonderful adventure and I know you will love it. If you do not have access to a printer, children may complete activities in their workbooks/on a separate piece of paper.

- Working with your child, can they complete a list of items that they would put into their own treasure chest? What would be in your treasure chest if you buried one? What would be your most treasured item? Using the worksheet attached or pen and paper to complete.

- After hearing all about Albie’s adventure, it is now time for you to go on your own adventure. Using the story as a guide or previous stories we have shared on the blog, help your child to write a story all about the pirate they have previously designed. Encourage the children to use their imagination, to come up with an adventure of their own. What will their pirate discover? Will they find the buried treasure or get stuck during the process? Using a pencil and paper or the attached worksheet, encourage your child to sound out, as well as using finger spaces and full stops.

 

 

Maths:

- This week, the children would have been reconsolidating their learning of 3D shapes. If your child was confident recognising 2D shapes, as well as using them in patterns, you may want to work through the suggested activities all about 3D shapes. If not, please refer back to previous blog (w/c 8.6.2020) for more practise on 2D shape recognition.

- To support your child with their recognition, you may want to use the attached ‘3D Shape Mat’ and the various 3D Shape PowerPoints attached.

- Focus on recognising 3D shapes in your environment. Using the ‘Shape Hunt’ checklist, can your child go on a shape hunt, like a pirate looking for buried treasure? Can they name the shapes in their environment? How many of the same shape can they see? Can your child recognise them independently?

- Once your child is able to complete the PowerPoint activities and completed the shape hunt, can they work through the various 3D worksheets and challenges attached? They can complete some of the attached activities using a pencil and paper or practically, using household objects. 

- Follow the below links for various 2D / 3D shape games:

- ‘Shape Monsters’

- ‘Shape Patterns’

- ‘Shifting Shapes’

 

 

RE:

- Weekly Big Question discussion, please see separate blog post.

- St Peter's website have a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share ideas for you to complete with your family. Please click this link.

- ‘The B Tales’, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

- The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

 

Computing:

- Your child may enjoy the mini technology activity ‘Joiners – Photography Part 1’ attached. Let your child have fun exploring the camera, editing and ‘Pic Collage’ app on your tablet or IPad.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design:

Design Technology:

Can your child make a treasure chest to bury? Using household items, such as Lego, building blogs, playdough, cardboard boxes, an egg container and collage materials. What treasure chest design will your child make? Can they decorate it and then hide it?

Art:

After designing and making a treasure chest, can your child create their own treasure map? Using the template attached, can they cut and stick their map together or draw their very own. Don’t forget to use coffee or a tea bag to make it look really old and ancient!

Music: 

- World Music Day was officially launched in 1982 and became a major world music event, celebrated in over 120 countries every year. World Music Day is all about the joy of making music. This link will take you to resources to help you participate in Make Music Day on Sunday 21st June. This year’s song is the Morecambe and Wise classic, ‘Bring Me Sunshine’.

- Get started with ‘Play It’ and explore the different elements that make up a song, play or clap along with the music and make your child listen back to their own version of songs.

- How do you fancy learning a pirate song? Follow this link for multiple pirate songs you can share with your child. Can you make up any dance moves or teach the song and dance to another family member?

 

 

Understanding the World (Science):

- As a pirate, they might be caught up in a storm and their treasure chest could go overboard! Can your children explore different materials that they have at home and see which materials can protect your treasure from water? Using coins, toys or a treasure of their choice, what material will they wrap the treasure in so the water doesn't get to it?

- You may want to share with your child the 'ScishowKids' or 'Maddie Moate' YouTube channels, where you can find science experiments to complete at home! There are lots to choose from, so enjoy exploring and getting messy together!

 

 

Physical Development (PE):

- Tomorrow sees the start of the Youth Sport Trust 'National School Sport Week'. This year, everything will be online - meaning you can get involved from the comfort of your own living room! Attached is a timetable with different challenges to try each day- why not tweet some of your best scores and use the hashtags #NSSWtogether and #StayHomeStayActive

- In addition to the PE with Joe Wicks and Cosmic Kids Yoga videos. You might like to take part in the fun and energetic exercise videos with ‘Miss Linky’. She has exercise videos with dinosaurs and superheroes, as well as fun songs and dances to join in with!

 

 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Miss Giles. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day

 

Take care,

 

Miss Giles x

Picture News w.c 15.06.20

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 10:14am

Managing Money

 

Story: One parent’s solution to helping her children manage money during the lockdown period was to buy a vending machine for the family!

 

Question: What jobs could you do at home?

 

How to use Picture News at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News Poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use EY Home Recording sheet to record your child’s thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

Reception - Learning at Home - w/c 15.6.2020

Date: 9th Jun 2020 @ 2:56pm

Hello everyone,

It was so lovely seeing so many familiar and happy faces this week on Zoom. I hope you enjoyed the story and I look foward to hosting another Zoom, very soon! I hope you have all had a great rest of the week and enjoyed some of the home learning tasks set.

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set; just select the activities, which you feel, will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you. 

 

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the Learning at Home section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well. The weekly timetable attached to support you, if you should wish to complete all the weekly activities. For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

Please note, all attachments to blogs are provided as visuals for further support and don’t require you to print them for the activity to be completed.

 

English (Phonics):

- Continue to learn Set 2 sounds of the Read Write Inc. program. See list / sound mat on the Reading Provision page on our website. Continue to promote the rhyming phrases / letter formation when looking at each phonic sound.

- ‘Phonics Play’ have made all of their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within Phase 1, 2 and 3. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

- For Read Write Inc. resources, the Ruth Miskin website are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel.

 

English (Reading):

- To continue to support your child’s reading further, you may wish to access the Oxford Owl website which has a range of free eBooks available. They are split into age range, series and book band levels categories. If you want to find out more about the Reading Book Band levels, go the ‘Reading Band Level’ page on their website or ‘Reading Provision’ page on our schools website.

- The Summer Reading Challenge is well underway, despite the closure of public libraries. Make sure your child is enrolled, ready to commence 'The Silly Squad' reading challenge!

- BookTrust have updated to their ‘Fun At Home with Authors and Illustrators’ page. You can listen, watch and read along with the stories and complete some of the fun activities. Encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills. Here are some comprehension questions you may wish to use as you listen your child read (first two pages only).

- Phonics Play have made all of their ‘Decodable Comics’ accessible for children to continue reading. They are short illustrated comics the children can read to you. You can access the resources here.

- To support your child and to continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom, click this link , which includes various ‘phonics spine’ e-books matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Word Slideshows.

 

English (Writing):

- This week, our Pirate theme continues! The writing tasks this week are based around the ‘Pirate Ship’ information PPT, attached below. If you do not have access to a printer, children may complete activities in their workbooks/on a separate piece of paper.

- After reading the PPT, can your child challenge themselves to label the various parts of a pirate ship?

- The children then might like to create their own ‘Pirate Ship’ leaflet, using the template attached or folding a piece of paper into a booklet style. What information can they remember from the PPT? Can they tell someone in their family or a friend all of the new information they have learnt about pirate ships?

- After they have labelled the pirate ship, can they now have fun designing their very own pirate ship? They should use the information to help them look at the features of a pirate ship and come up with a name for their ship. Your child should write at least three sentences to describe their pirate ship, for example; My pirate ship will be brown and pink. Your child may wish to draw their pirate ship as well. Your child may use a pencil and paper or the attached worksheet to complete this activity.

 

Maths:

- This week, the children will be looking at capacity. You may need various bottles, pans or jugs of all different sizes for the suggested activities below. If you do not have access to a printer, children may write their answers or complete activities in their workbooks/on a separate piece of paper. 

-To support your child with their recognition and understanding, you may want to use the attached ‘Capacity Posters’ with key vocabulary and images.

- Remind your child that capacity is how much something can hold and capacity can be measured. Showing the children two different sized bottles, such as an empty squash bottle and an empty water bottle, tell them, you are going to carry out an experiment.

  • Which of these do you think could hold more water?
  • Why?

Place both bottles in a washing up bowl filled with water. Use a jug of water to fill the smaller water bottle. Then pour water from the drinks bottle into the squash bottle.

  • Is the squash bottle full? Why not?
  • Does it hold the small amount of water?
  • The squash bottle is about half full, so which container holds more?

Empty the squash bottle, and then fill it with water.

  • What do you think will happen if I pour the water from this squash bottle in the drinks bottle?

Do this to check, and discuss how it overflows because the drinks bottle does not hold as much water as the squash bottle.

- Following on from this, can you show your child the ‘Which Holds More?’ PPT. Discuss why they think it is right and their answers. You may also want to find some of the matching household items and carry out your own capacity measuring experiments.

- Once your child can confidently answer the questions and is able to use the correct language such as, “full”, “half full” and “empty”, you may wish to complete the various worksheets, Maths mastery activities or capacity challenges attached below.

- For additional challenges, please check White Rose Maths for their ‘Problem of the Day‘. Daily lessons and activities are also provided here.

 

RE:

- Weekly Big Question discussion, please see separate blog post.

- St Peter's website have a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share ideas for you to complete with your family. Please click this link.

- ‘The B Tales’, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

- The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

Computing:

- There are many exciting and wonderful things that you can do with the built-in features of an iPad! Click here to find out more and explore 30 creative activities.

 

Understanding the World (Science):

This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

- This week the children will take part in two experiments:

 ‘How to Make a Waterproof Pirate Ship’ and ‘Which Materials Make the Best Pirate Ship?’

 

- Using the attached information sheets to guide you, can you work with your child to experiment with different materials to make their own pirate ship? Why not test it out and see if it sinks or floats? Can their boat hold any passengers or how many pieces of dried pasta can it carry?

- You may want to share with your child the 'ScishowKids' or 'Maddie Moate' YouTube channels, where you can find science experiments to complete at home! There are lots to choose from, so enjoy exploring and getting messy together!

 

Expressive Arts and Design:

Art:

- After your child has created their own pirate ship, can they design their own flag for their ship? Will it have a scary skull and cross bones or will it have a different symbol? Let them talk to you about their design... why have they chosen this colour? What does the picture symbolise/stand for? How big would their flag be? What would it be made from? How would it make people feel if they saw this flag waving on their ship in the distance?

 

Design Technology:

Continuing from last week, attached below are the instructions and templates for making two more pirate characters! Have fun decorating, colouring and assembling them with your child to make a fun collection of pirates.

 

Music: 

- How do you fancy learning a pirate song? Follow this link for multiple pirate songs you can share with your child. Can you make up any dance moves or teach the song and dance to another family member?

- As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to look at this week and the previous week's activities.

 

Physical Development (PE):

- In addition to the PE with Joe Wicks and Cosmic Kids Yoga videos. You might like to take part in the fun and energetic exercise videos with ‘Miss Linky’. She has exercise videos with dinosaurs, superheroes as well as fun songs and dances to join in with!

 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Miss Giles. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day

 

Take care,

 

Miss Giles x

Picture News w/c 8.06.20

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 9:44am

Routines

Story: As some children return to school, we think about how our routines have changed during this time.

Question: How important is it to have a bedtime? 

 

How to use Picture News at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News Poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use EY Home Recording sheet to record your child’s thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

Reception - Learning at Home - w/c 8.6.20

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 10:50am

Hello everyone,

Where is the time going?! We are all missing your smiling faces and cannot wait to be back together again.  We hope you have enjoyed some of the learning tasks set and are continuing to remain positive!

Next week, I will be hosting a class story time' via 'Zoom', which will take place on Tuesday 9th June. I really hope your child will be able to come along! Once again, I will host 3 meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another. Please can I kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s surname initial.

 

Schedule:

Tuesday 10.00am     A - J

Tuesday 10:45am    K - W

 

You will receive a text message on the morning to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. You will need to be able to have access to Zoom -  www.zoom.com.

Hopefully, all being well, I look forward to seeing your child next week!

 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.  

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the Learning at Home section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well. For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

English (Phonics):

- Continue to learn Set 2 sounds of the Read Write Inc. program. See list / sound mat on the Reading Provision page on our website. Continue to promote the rhyming phrases / letter formation when looking at each phonic sound.

- ‘Phonics Play’ have made all of their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within Phase 1, 2 and 3. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

- For Read Write Inc. resources, the Ruth Miskin website are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel.

 

English (Reading):

- This week from 8th-14th June, there is a special seven-day online 'Dream Big' festival in partnership with Waterstones for families to celebrate the power of imagination and Puffin's 80th birthday. Watch on Puffin Facebook and YouTube channels as each day two events take place. It promises to be great fun and another way of enaging children in the wonderful world of literature, storytelling, reading and illustrating.  
 

- The Summer Reading Challenge launched on Friday and despite the closure of public libraries, children can be enrolled and commence their challenge! The challenge called 'The Silly Squad' will enable children, aged 4-11 years old, to have regular access to books as well as have a safe space to connect with their peers.

- BookTrust have updated to their ‘Fun At Home with Authors and Illustrators’ page. You can listen, watch and read along with the stories and complete some of the fun activities. Encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills. Here are some comprehension questions you may wish to use as you listen your child read (first two pages only).

- Phonics Play have made all of their ‘Decodable Comics’ accessible for children to continue reading. They are short illustrated comics the children can read to you. You can access the resources here.

- To support your child and to continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom, click this link , which includes various ‘phonics spine’ e-books matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Word Slideshows.

 

English (Writing):

- This week, our Pirate theme continues! Take a look at the story ‘Captain Beastlies Pirate Party’ and enjoy reading it with your child. It made me chuckle and I am sure you are all going to love it!  

 - This week, the children should create a party invitation for Captain Beastlies’ birthday party. Encourage your child to sound out independently when writing their invitation. They can design their own party invitation using a pencil and paper or use the attached template. Who will they invite to the Captain Beastlies’ birthday party?

- After your child has created their party invitation, can they then write a list of party food for Captain Beastlies’ birthday party? I can spot lots of yummy food in the story but what else would need to be bought? The children can write their own list using a pencil and paper or use the attached worksheet. Encourage the children to sound out independently as they write.

- Can the children also complete the ‘Flow Map’ attached, organising Captain Beastlies’ week? He is counting down the days until his birthday, but what does he do on each day? Can the children add captions to their ‘Flow Map’?

- You might like to have your very own Captain Beastlie birthday party at your house! Maybe your child can wear their pirate hat that they designed last week or make some cakes for the party, following the ‘Pirate Cake’ recipe attached.

 

Maths:

- This week, the children would have been reconsolidating their learning on 2D shapes, symmetry and patterns. To support your child with their recognition, you may want to use the attached ‘2D Posters’.

- Focus on recognising 2D shapes in the environment. Using the ‘Shape Hunt’ checklist, can your child go on a shape hunt, like a pirate looking for buried treasure? Can they name the shapes in their environment? How many of the same shape can they see? Can your child recognise them independently?

- Following on from this, can your child sort the shapes? Drawing your own 2D shapes or cutting out the attached shapes, can your child sort them into 3 corners, 4 corners or no corners? 1 sided, 3 sided or 4 sided shapes? You can use chalk and complete this outside/ sort them into hoops or ask your child to give you shapes according to their properties, for example, “Can you give me the shape that has 4 sides and 4 corners?” etc.

- After sorting the shapes, if you feel like your child is confident with the shape properties in a practical activity, they should then complete the ‘Shape Sorting’ worksheet or use a pencil and paper to draw their own and stick into the correct column in a table.

- Once your child is confident, can they design their own repeating pattern using the various 2D shapes?  Remind your child that a repeated pattern is like following a list of instructions but repeating it over. For example, draw a repeating pattern of shapes on a piece of paper, e.g. square, square, triangle, square, square, and triangle. Can your child continue this pattern, telling you what shape will come next? They may complete their own repeating shape patterns using a pencil and paper or complete the various pattern worksheets attached.

- For your child to continue learning about symmetry, they can play the various symmetry games below and complete the various symmetry worksheets attached.

- Follow the below links for various 2D shape games:

- ‘Shape Monsters’

- ‘Shape Patterns’

- ‘Symmetry Matching’

- ‘Symmetry Sorting’

- For additional challenges, please check White Rose Maths for their ‘Problem of the Day‘. Daily lessons and activities are also provided here.

 

RE:

- Weekly Big Question discussion, please see separate blog post.

- St Peter's website have a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share ideas for you to complete with your family. Please click this link.

- ‘The B Tales’, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

- The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

Computing:

- Your child may enjoy the ’30 Creative Activities’ on the Apple Education website, encouraging the children to use technology in a positive and productive way.  We are aware many children will be experiencing increased screen time at home and you may not know about some of the ways you can use technology to support their digital literacy and creative skills.

 

Understanding the World (Science):

- A variety of scientific investigations to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the First Discoverers website and here, on the Royal Institution website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists, whilst taking part in some exciting experiments!

- You may want to share with your child the 'ScishowKids' or 'Maddie Moate' YouTube pages. Where you can complete various science experiments at home! There are lots to choose from, so enjoy exploring and getting messy together!

 

Expressive Arts and Design:

Design Technology:

- In keeping with our Pirate theme, attached below are the instructions and templates for making two of your own pirate characters. Have fun decorating, colouring and assembling them together with your child, to make a fun collection of pirates.

 

Music: 

- How do you fancy learning a pirate song? Follow this link and share it with your child. Can you make up any dance moves? How about teaching the song to another family member?

- As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to look at this week and the previous week's activities.

 

Physical Development (PE):

- Children can continue to access free daily workouts from Joe Wicks. Alternatively, the children enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga at school each day and this can be accessed at home.

 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Miss Giles. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day

I look forward to seeing the children next week on Zoom!

Sending you all a great big virtual hug,

 

Miss Giles x

 

 

Picture News w/c 1.06.20

Date: 29th May 2020 @ 3:18pm

Jobs we do

Story: There has been a huge increase in people wanting to work in the healthcare sector recently.

Question: Who are the people you are proud of?

 

How to use Picture News at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News Poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use EY Home Recording sheet to record your child’s thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

Picture News w/c 25.05.20

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 9:44am

Trusting the News

 

Story: The spread of fake news is spreading quicker than normal in current times.

Question: Does everyone always tell the truth?

 

How to use Picture News at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News Poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use EY Home Recording sheet to record your child’s thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

Reception - Learning at Home - w/c 1.6.2020

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 10:52am

Hello everyone,

 

We hope you have all had a wonderful week and enjoyed spending time with your family. The sunshine has been shining for all of us and we hope you are all safe and well.

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.  

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online here.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the Learning at Home section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help  school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.

 

English (Phonics):

- Continue to learn Set 2 sounds of the Read Write Inc. program. See list / sound mat in reading folders. Continue to promote the rhyming phrases / letter formation when looking at each phonic sound.

 

- ‘Phonics Play’ have made all of their interactive and printable resources accessible during this time. The games and resources computer / tablet friendly. The children should be working within Phase 1, 2 and 3. Follow this link and log in using username: march20 and password: home.

 

- For Read Write Inc. resources, the Ruth Miskin website are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on their YouTube channel. Follow this link for the lesson schedule.

 

English (Reading):

- Despite the closure of public libraries, we are pleased to tell you that this year's Summer Reading Challenge scheme will go ahead virtually. The challenge called 'The Silly Squad' will enable children, aged 4-11 years old, to have regular access to books as well as have a safe space to connect with their peers. The Summer Reading Challenge website launches on Friday 5th June when children can be enrolled and commence their challenge!

 

- BookTrust have updated to their ‘Fun At Home with Authors and Illustrators’ page. You can listen, watch and read along with the stories and complete some of the fun activities. Encourage the children to re-tell the story to you and ask questions that help to develop their comprehension skills. Here are some comprehension questions you may wish to use as you listen your child read (first two pages only).

 

- Phonics Play have made all of their ‘Decodable Comics’ accessible for children to continue reading. They are short illustrated comics the children can read to you. You can access the resources here.

 

- To support your child and to continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom, click this link , which includes various ‘phonics spine’ e-books matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Word Slideshows.

 

English (Writing):

- This week is the start of our ‘Pirates’ theme! Take a look at the attached story ‘Pirates Love Underpants’. You may already have this book at home; we know it is a popular one!

 

- This week, the children will create their very own pirate character. They should use the story to help them look at the features of a pirate and come up with their own pirate name. Your child should write at least three sentences to describe their pirate, for example; Captain Shells wears a pink dress. Your child may wish to draw their pirate. Your child may use a pencil and paper or the attached worksheet to complete this activity. I cannot wait to see what pirates are coming aboard the Reception Pirate Ship!

 

- After your child has created their pirate, can they now have fun designing a pair of underpants that their pirate might wear? They may use a pencil and paper or the attached worksheet. Using their underpants design, can your child describe them using the ‘Bubble Map’ attached? Are they big or small? What might they feel like? Use various describing words, encourage the children to sound out independently.

 

 

Maths:

- This week, the children will continue to develop their recognition of coins. If you did not get a chance to work through any of the suggestions during half term, then maybe you could refer back to some of the online games / activities on the previous blog post.

 

- To support your child with their coin recognition, you may wish to use real money (ensuring it is clean!), pretend money or the coin posters attached. Can your child recognise each coin? Can they sort the coins into copper, silver and gold? Discuss how copper coins are not worth much because you can buy very little with them, silver are worth more, but coins with gold on are worth much more! After all, you’ll never see a pirate with copper or silver coins – only gold will do! Remind your child that gold coins are pounds not pence and that a one pound coin is worth 100 pennies!

 

- After working on recognising the coins, your child may want to complete the challenge set below. Children should count the 1p coins and match them to the different copper and silver coins. They may use the worksheet attached or write out their answers using a pencil and paper.

 

- Following on from this, you may wish to practise matching up the written amount to the coin with your child, for example 1p and the 1 pence coin. Maybe have a go at playing coin bingo or the coin matching game with them? Both games are attached below.

 

- If your child is confident, with the practical matching, recognition and values of each coin, can they complete the money challenge questions attached.

 

- Follow the below links for various money games:

- Cashing in Game

-Toy Shop Money Game

- Coin Sorting, Ordering and Counting

- For additional challenges, please check White Rose Maths for their ‘Problem of the Day‘.

Daily lessons and activities are also provided here.

 

 

RE:

- Weekly Big Question discussion, please see separate blog post.

 

- St Peter's website have a weekly Sunday Club page, which will share ideas for you to complete with your family. Please click this link.

 

- ‘The B Tales’, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

 

- The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

 

 

Understanding the World (Science):

- A variety of scientific investigations to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the First Discoverers website and here, on the Royal Institution website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists, whilst taking part in some exciting experiments!

 

-The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight, teaches children about the spread of infection and medicine.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design:

Design Technology:

This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

- Can your child create their very own pirate hat, using paper and other materials at home, to decorate? You may want to use the attached document or create your own pirate hat design. What colours will they use? Will you create your own symbol or draw a skull and cross bones?

 

Music: 

- How do you fancy learning a pirate song? Follow this link and show it to your child. Can you make up any dance moves? How about teaching the song to another family member?

 

- As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to look at this week and the previous week's activities.

 

 

Physical Development (PE):

- Children can continue to access free daily workouts from Joe Wicks. Alternatively, the children enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga at school each day and this can be accessed at home.

 

 

Computing:

- Your child may enjoy the mini technology activity attached to help encourage the children to use technology in a positive and productive way.  We are aware many children will be experiencing increased screen time at home and you may not know about some of the educational apps and ways you can use technology to support their digital literacy skills. We hope you enjoy this activity.

 

 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or to share any learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Reception. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

 

 

Sending you all a big virtual hug,

 

Miss Giles x

 

Picture News Discussion - w.c. 18.05.20

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 10:24am

Where we live

Story: An Italian architect designs a new way of living.

Question: What does a home need?

How to use Picture News at home:

  • Show the EY Picture News Poster (above).
  • Get the children thinking about what they can see on the poster and then tell them what is happening in the news story.
  • Use EY Home Recording sheet to record your child’s thoughts. Encourage other family members to also give their thoughts so your child can see that other people may think or feel differently to them. It might be useful to name the comments to help remember who said what.
  • Show your child the British Values poster and discuss.

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