Reception: Blog items

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.

Reception - Learning at Home w/c 18.5.2020

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 12:29pm

Hello everyone,

I hope you have all had a wonderful week! I also hope you are continuing to have fun and staying safe whilst completing some of the learning tasks.

Listed below are learning activities set for Reception 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.

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.

 

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):

- 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.

- 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.

- As well as reading stories to your child everyday, there is of course still some picture audio books still available on The World Book Day website if you have not had the chance to read them yet. 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).

- 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):

- Continuing with our ‘Nursery Rhyme’ theme, take a look at the attached Nursery Rhyme, ‘Little Miss Muffet’, and read it with your child. They may also wish to watch it here as a video.

- Then, can your child create a ‘wanted’ poster for the pesky spider that scared Miss Muffet? What details will they add to their poster? Can they think of what the spider looks and feels like? Using full sentences, can they describe the spider? Use pen and paper or the attached worksheet and don’t forget to include a picture of the spider!

- Similar to previous tasks, can your child identify the rhyming words in the nursery rhyme? Using the attached worksheet or the PowerPoint, underline or write onto a piece of paper the rhyming words they can hear. Can they make a list of all the rhyming words they can hear?

 

Maths:

- This week, the children will continue to use their counting skills, taking away various numbers and writing the matching calculation. Watch here or sing the attached nursery rhyme, ‘Ten in the Bed’, to support this activity.

- To support with their subtraction, you may wish to use teddies from your house or draw your own. Using the teddies, can your child practise subtracting various numbers from 1-10 from any number you give them? You may also wish to use the interactive hundred square or number line to support your child with the practical maths problems you give them. Explaining, when we add we jump towards to bigger numbers and when we subtract or take away we jump backwards to the smaller numbers.

- If your child is confident, with the practical subtraction, can they write the corresponding sum to match their calculation? You may also want to use the ‘Ten in the Bed’ subtracting PPT.

- Following on from last week’s activity with the fish addition, you may wish to complete the ‘Ten in the Bed’ addition PPT or worksheet for more practise.

- Follow the below links for various take away games, that use a number line or hundred square:

- Great Day for Number Lines.

- Subtraction Number Grids.

- Subtraction to 10.

- Placing Numbers on a Number Line.

- Chopper Squad – Hundred Square.

- Helicopter Rescue.

- Mental Maths Train.

- Addition and Subtraction Number Ladder.

- Post 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.

 

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:

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

- Can you and your child make your very own Little Miss Muffet ‘Curds and Whey’? This could be following the cupcake recipe attached or making your very own muffins, cheesecake or Victoria sponge. What can you make Little Miss Muffet to enjoy on her tuffet?

 

Physical Development (PE):

- Can your child practise their cutting skills over the next week? They can practise cutting various shapes, following lines on paper or using the attached sheets for guidance. The children love to reassemble the paper or make collages using the paper they have cut.

- 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:

- You may also 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.

 

Music: 

- 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.

 

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

Reception - Learning from Home w/c 11.05.20

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 10:16am

Hello everyone,

I hope you have all had a lovely week and enjoyed completing some of the learning tasks as well as getting into the garden to enjoy this wonderful weather.

Listed below are learning activities set for Reception 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.

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.

 

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):

- The Nursery Rhyme ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, links wonderfully to the story ‘How to Catch a Star’, by Oliver Jeffers. Follow this link to listen to the story.

- 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.

- As well as reading stories to your child everyday, there is of course still some picture audio books still available on The World Book Day website if you have not had the chance to read them yet. 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).

- 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)

- Continuing with our ‘Nursery Rhyme’ theme, take a look at the attached Nursery Rhyme, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, and read it with your child. They may also wish to watch it here as a video.

- The children love spotting rhyming words in the stories we read / share in school. Can they identify the rhyming words in the nursery rhyme? Using the attached worksheet or the PowerPoint, underline or write onto a piece of paper the rhyming words they can hear. Can they make a list of all the rhyming words they can hear?

- Challenge – Can they think of any new rhyming words to match the words they have found? For example, how many other words rhyme with the word ‘star’ or ‘high’?

- Then, can the children create a new verse for the Nursery Rhyme? Using this video, listen to an alternate version of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ for ideas. Can they write their own version of the Nursery Rhyme, using the same structure?

 

Maths:

- This week, the children will continue to use their counting skills, adding 1, 2 or 3 to any number to 20, by counting on. Watch here or sing the attached nursery rhyme, ‘1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive’, to support this activity.

- Can they make ten fish by drawing their own on paper, to support their adding. Using the fish, can your child practise adding 1, 2 or 3 fishes to any number you give them? You may also wish to use the interactive hundred square or number line to support your child with the practical maths problems you give them. Please use the ‘Counting on Guide’, to help.

- If your child is confident, following on from last week’s activity with the 10 green bottles, you may wish to write the corresponding sum to match, using the fish to help find what it equals. Can they remember the + and = sign and write it in the correct place? Alternatively, they can complete the addition worksheet attached.

- For a further challenge, children may complete the attached ‘Number Line Addition’ worksheet.

- Follow the below links for various addition games, that use a number line or hundred square:

- Great Day for Number Lines.

- Placing Numbers on a Number Line.

- Chopper Squad – Hundred Square.

- Helicopter Rescue.

- Addition to Ten.

- Post 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. Follow the link to access their YouTube channel.

 

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.

 

Art:

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

- Using craft and natural materials, can your child create their very own ‘Little Star’, from the Nursery Rhyme, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’? See the pictures attached for ideas. The children should consider what colours and materials they will need to make their stars and then where they are going to display them.

 

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.

- As per the whole school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

 

Computing:

- You may also 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.

 

Music: 

- 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 take a look at this week and the previous week's activities.

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. 4.5.20

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 10:59am

Toys

Story: The toy world has a new craze – llamas!

Question: Do we think Llamas will be the next popular toy?

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 4.5.2020

Date: 30th Apr 2020 @ 9:55pm

Hello everyone,

Thank you for joining us for our class Zoom on Monday. It was so lovely to see all of your smiling faces. We loved seeing and hearing about all of the fun activities you have been doing with your families at home. Thank you again!

Next week, it is Victory in Europe Day, more commonly known as VE Day. Help us to celebrate by having a picnic in your garden next Friday. Decorate your house, make a flag…wear red, white and blue! You could take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm. From the safety of your own home, pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much. “To those who gave so much, we thank you."

We hope you enjoy watching our gratitude video from the staff to thank you, your children and all of our incredible key workers.

Listed below are learning activities set for Reception 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.

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 Twitter feed and the Learning at Home section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

English (Writing):

- This week we are continuing our ‘Nursery Rhyme’ theme. Take a look at the attached Nursery Rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and read it with your child. They may also wish to watch it here as a video.

- Next, children should complete the ‘Flow Map’ and sequence the Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme. They may use the attached worksheet or a piece of paper and draw their own pictures to sequence the story. After completing the ‘Flow Map’, can they re-write the nursery rhyme underneath each picture?

- The children love spotting rhyming words in the stories we read / share in school. Can they identify the rhyming words in the nursery rhyme? Using the attached worksheet or the PowerPoint, underline or write onto a piece of paper the rhyming words they can hear. Challenge – Can they think of any new rhyming words to match the words they have found? For example, how many other words rhyme with the word ‘king’?

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):

- 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.

- As well as reading stories to your child everyday, there is of course the audio books still available on The World Book Day website. 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).

- 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.

 

Maths:

- This week, the children would have continued to use their counting skills to complete one more and one less activities. Watch here or sing the attached nursery rhyme, ‘Ten Green Bottles’, to support this activity.

- You could make your own ten green bottles, by recycling bottles in your house or by drawing your own on paper. Using the bottles, can your child practise adding one more and taking away one less? If your child is confident, you may wish to write the corresponding sum to match, using the bottles to help find what it equals. Can they use the +, - and = sign and write it in the correct place?

- For a further challenge, children may complete the attached ‘Ten Green Bottles Number Bonds’ worksheet.

- Follow the below links for various addition and subtractions games to play:

-Addition to Ten.

-Number Fact Families.

-Alien Addition.

-Post Sorting.  

-Blast Off: Counting on and back.

-Mental Maths Train.

 

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. Follow the link to access their YouTube channel.

 

Understanding the World (Science): This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home.

- With your child, test which material will keep Humpty Dumpty from cracking. Children should use the attached picture and worksheet to help with the experiment or write their predictions onto a piece of paper. Children may use a real egg, plastic egg or an Easter Egg (if you have any leftover!) to be their very own Humpty Dumpty. Your child should build a wall using blocks, Lego, sugar cubes or other materials and surround the wall with either feathers, cotton balls, a pillow, leaves or grass. They can then test out their Humpty Dumpty and identify which materials will save Humpty Dumpty and those that won’t. This activity is to support your child in making predictions and experimenting with various materials.

 

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

- Using craft materials, such as paper, glue and scissors, can your child create their very own Humpty Dumpty by sticking him back together? They may use the sheet attached or make their own using paper. The children should consider what colour they will make him and whether he will be a happy or sad egg and explain their choice.

- Using the attached ‘Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme’ sheet, can your child draw or paint their very own Humpty Dumpty sitting on the wall?

 

PE:

- In addition to the wonderful PE teaching from Joe Wicks, the Association for PE have produced a series of short, fun and engaging lessons for you to try at home. All of the activities are designed specifically for PE at home and offer lots of creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed through this link.

-  Alternatively, the children enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga at school each day and this can be accessed at home.

 

Music:

- For daily singing sessions / resources, click this link to access Out of the Ark resources. 

 

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.

Stay safe and keep smiling!

Miss Giles x

 

 

 

Reception - Learning at Home - w/c 27.04.2020

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 10:40am

27.4.20

Hello everyone,

We hope that you are continuing to stay safe and having fun as a family.

Next week, I will be hosting a 'class-catchup' via 'Zoom.' I really hope your child will be able to come along! To make sure that we can see, hear and talk to one another, we will hold three separate zoom meetings. Please can I kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s surname initial?

 

Schedule:

Monday  10.00-10.20am   A - G

Monday  10:30-10.50am   H - O

Monday  11.00-11.20am   P – W

 

You will receive a text message the day before confirming a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. You will need to be able to have access to Zoom (www.zoom.com). If your child is in school on the day of our catch-up and wishes to participate, our staff will set them up on a school computer or laptop.

I look forward to seeing your child next week!

 

Listed below are learning activities set for Reception 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.

  

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.

 

English (Writing)

- This week we are continuing our ‘Nursery Rhyme’ theme. After reading all about Incy Wincy Spider last week, I received the most amazing letter from Incy Wincy himself. I was so excited! I have attached it so you can read it yourself! This week, could you write him a reply or draw him a picture of your favourite activity that you have completed at home recently?

- Take a look at the attached Nursery Rhyme ‘Miss Polly had a dolly’ and read it with your child. You may also wish to watch it here as a video.

- Can they help Miss Polly’s dolly feel better? What could they do to help her? Talk with your child about what they can do to make themselves, or someone they care for, feel better when they are poorly. Maybe it’s a drink of warm milk, cuddles with a teddy, hugs and kisses or watching their favourite film. Can they write a ‘recipe’ for a ‘Get Well Soon’ medicine for Miss Polly’s dolly? Maybe they can draw pictures of what they would add to make Miss Polly’s dolly feel better.

- Can you listen to the rhyming words in the Nursery Rhyme? Using the attached worksheet or the PowerPoint, underline or write onto a piece of paper the rhyming words you can hear.

- The children love using their imagination in the classroom role play area and taking on different roles. Can they role play looking after Miss Polly’s dolly? You may want to watch this link as well to support this. Who will be Miss Polly and who will be the dolly in your house?

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)

- 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. 

- Read stories to your child every day; 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).

- 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.

 

Maths

- Continuing with ‘Time’, we are going to continue using the clock as well as look at the days of the week and months of the year. Click this link to access an interactive clock face. Encourage your child to continue to practise telling the time to o’clock using the different clocks around your house.

- If your child has completed their daily timetable, you may choose to continue to use this in your daily routine this week especially needs to continue to practise telling the time to o’clock.

- Using this song to help remember the order of the days of the week, can the children use the attached sheet or create their own weekly timetable? What have you done on each day this week? They can then draw a picture in each box to share what they have been doing.

- Click this link to listen to the Months of the Year song. What month is your birthday? Can you listen out for it when you hear the song?

- Children love to challenge themselves, follow this link and see if you can play the ‘Days of the Week’ memory game.

- You may wish to explore stories you have at home or you can follow the links below that will take you to suggested telling the time stories.

Links:

Aliens in Underpants Save the World’, by Clare Freedman and Ben Cort

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Japers Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen

Hap-Pea All Year by Keith Baker

 

 

RE

- 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. Follow the link to access their YouTube channel.

 

PE

- If you want to continue to access free daily workouts from Joe Wicks, alternatively, the children enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga at school each day and you can access that at home. 

- Many of our school staff have been taking part in the 'Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5' challenge. This challenge calls on people in the UK and all over the world to walk or run 5km, donate £5 to NHS Charities Together and then go forward and nominate five others to do likewise. We would like to nominate Reception to take part in the challenge this week! For more information click this link.

 

This is a wonderful way to exercise together as a family whilst raising funds for the most worthy of causes. You can walk, run or whatever suits you best whilst keeping safe. Good luck and please stay safe! 

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

- Using paint, can you experiment with colour mixing? Focusing on mixing two colours together and finding out what colour you have made. You may want to use the attached sheet as a guide to help you paint and let your creativity shine!

 

Music

- For daily singing sessions / resources, click this link to access Out of the Ark resources. 

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, 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.

 

Keep smiling and shining!

Miss Giles x

Picture News w.c 27.04.20

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 10:25am

Video Games

Story: The sale of video games has increased by 44% in the UK during the lockdown period.

Question: What can we learn from playing computer games?

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: 20.4.20

Date: 19th Apr 2020 @ 9:08pm

Hello everyone,

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter and the Easter Bunny managed to visit you all! We hope that the children are continuing to have fun, enjoying spending time with family, and completed some of the home tasks we have set too!

English

This week is the start of our ‘Nursery Rhyme’ theme. Take a look at the attached Nursery Rhyme ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ and read it with your child. 

Speaking and Listening Activities:

- Can you talk about the spider from the Nursery Rhyme? How do you think he was he feeling? Why may he have felt like that? You may also wish to watch it here as a video clip. 

- Where else may you find a spider? Where do they like to hide?

- Can you go on a hunt in your garden or during your daily exercise to find your very own Incy Wincy Spider? Maybe take a picture of it to help you draw one for your art task this week. 

Writing Activities:

- Can you draw a picture of a spider and label the body parts? 

- Can you complete the attached ‘Bubble Map’ or draw your own onto some paper to describe Incy Wincy Spider? Do you think he is big or small? What colour may he be? How might it feel; spiky, rough, fluffy, soft?

- Could you write a letter to Incy Wincy Spider? Tell him a little about yourself and what you have been up to. Maybe you could ask him a question too.....where is he now? What he is doing? How he is feeling or if he has tried climbing again? 

 

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. This can be found here here.

- ‘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.

English (Reading)

- 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. 

- Read stories to your child every day; 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).

- Practise rhyming words, listening out for them in stories or songs.

- 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.

 

Mathematics

In preparation for this weeks topic ‘Time’, please start by reading the Nursery Rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’. You may also wish to watch it here as a video clip. 

- Click this link to watch a short BBC programme about telling the time to o'clock. 

 

- Click this link to access an interactive clock face.

- Can your child draw their very own clock or complete the attached activity sheet, and make it point to 1 o’clock?

- Use the clock throughout the day, encouraging the children to read the time to o’clock.

- Children love to follow timetables -  using the attached sheet or by creating their own, can your child create their own timetable with your times attached? What are they doing at 9 o’clock or 12 o’clock? They can draw a picture in each box to share what they do at these key times. 

- Continue to practise counting to 20, recognising numbers 10-20 and writing numbers to 10.

- For further Maths resources, click this link to access free daily sessions from 'White Rose Maths'.

 

RE

- 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. Follow the link to access their YouTube channel.

 

PE

- If you want to continue to access free daily workouts from Joe Wicks, alternatively, the children enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga at school each day and you can access that at home. 

- Can you make up a dance to your favourite song? Who can you then teach it to someone else?

 

Art 

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

- Can you paint a picture of your very own Incy Wincy Spider or Hickory Dickory Dock Mouse? What features will they have? What colours will you need to use? Try mixing colours to make different colours. Will your spider or mouse have a pattern?

 

Music

- For daily singing sessions / resources, click this link to access Out of the Ark resources. 

 

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. 

 

Don't forget, to access many of the free resources being suggested on our whole school Twitter feed - @TSP_Primary. 

 

We send all our best wishes to you and your families. 

 

Stay safe,

Miss Giles x

 

Picture News w.c 20.04.20

Date: 19th Apr 2020 @ 10:38am

Places We Go

Story: According to Google Maps, travel has decreased by around 85% around the UK.

Question: Where do you and your family like to travel to?

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. 30.03.20

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 10:15am

 

Story: The number of African black rhinos is increasing!

Question: Which animals do you enjoy seeing in the wild?

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 - Easter Break

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 10:18am

Hi everyone,

The Easter holidays are now upon us!

If you wish for your child to continue with their learning over Easter, below are some activities that you can enjoy as a family. Some of the activites have already been suggested, but there are many news ones for you to explore.

- Play “I Spy", looking for items beginning with single phonic letter sounds or diagraphs such as ‘sh’, ‘ch’ and ‘th’. Please see various sheets attached. 

- Can you play 'Treasure & Trash' or 'Obb & Bob' with real and nonsense, decodable words? Sort the words by putting the real words in the 'treasure chest' or 'Bob' and the nonsense words in the 'trash' or 'Obb'.

- 'Egg' starts with the 'e' sound. What else starts with the letter 'e'? Can you write a list of other things that start with the 'e' letter? How many can you find / think of?

- Read stories to your child every day; 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).

- Practise rhyming words, listening out for them in stories or songs.

-  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.

- To access free daily Maths sessions, click this link. Take a look at the 'White Rose Maths' activies attached. 

- For Easter activities, please see our Twitter feed and / or use Tales From The Miracle Book where you can stream 11 RE Easter films appropriate for children: click this link and enter the password is easter2020. 

- With Easter approaching, could you read the Easter Story to your child. Click this link if you do not have access to a story, have a look at the 'Why We Celebrate Easter?' powerpoint attached below. 

- To link with the Easter story, take a look at some craft / activity ideas to complete with your children;  

  • Retell the Easter story.
  • Complete Easter egg patterns / design an Easter Egg, using pen & paper or the template attached.
  • Watch Cbeebies – Let’s Celebrate Easter.
  • People often celebrate Easter by eating chocolate, buns or cakes. If you can get the ingredients, try making a sweet treat to share with your family. 
  • Make some yummy Easter crispy cakes using chocolate / cereal if available. Maybe you could make some for a neighbour or someone you know who can't go outside at the moment.
  • Draw or paint an Easter picture - you draw some Easter eggs, flowers, chicks or even the Easter bunny!
  • Make an Easter card, writing it to a member of your family. You could even make one for a neighbour or someone else who might need it right now!
  • Sing Little Peter Rabbit /  Hop Little Bunnies
  • Make an Easter basket using pens, paper, card or craft materials. Alternatively, use the template attached. 
  • Make an Easter bonnet and have you very own Easter bonnet parade at home or wear it on a walk outside!
  • Eat your colours game - with the help from an adult, can you cut up different fruits / vegetables and match them to the rainbow? I wonder if you can eat a rainbow all in one day and enjoy eating all the different colours? 
  • Complete a research task - during Spring lots of animals have their babies. Can you find out the names of these baby animals: sheep, cow, pig, duck and horse?

 

- For daily singing sessions / resources, click this link to access Out of the Ark resources. 

- If you want to continue to access free daily workouts from Joe Wicks, alternatively, the children enjoy taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga at school each day and you can access that 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. 

Don't forget, to acess many of the free resources being suggested on our whole school Twitter feed - @TSP_Primary. 

Stay safe and wishing you all a Happy Easter!

Miss Giles x

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