I will be adding activities here on our class page each day for children to complete. Click the links for each lesson and you will be directed to an explanation video of the activity and the activity to complete. There is no expectation for children to complete all activities every day. I am fully aware at this age it is difficult for children to sit and concentrate for long periods of time, especially when children are not in a school environment. All activities will remain on the page so you can complete them as and when you wish at a time that suits you! I will put on a mixture of numeracy, literacy and topic activities each day, not necessarily all every day.
Friday 22nd January
In this lesson children will draw and label settings from the story.
In this lesson children will reason about 3D shape based on their characteristics.
This activity is an under the sea find, colour and count activity. Children must identify all of the different sea animals, count them, colour them and record how many there are. UNDER THE SEA FIND COLOUR AND COUNT ACTIVITY.pdf
Thursday 21st January
In this lesson children will use a song to help them think about the various settings in the story.
In this lesson we will continue to use language to describe position but more accurately the position of toys and objects.
In today's lesson, children will use their imagination and creativity to make their own underwater cave. The three key areas of development that this lesson links to are expressive arts and design, physical development and understanding the world.
Wednesday 20th January
In this lesson children will add actions to their telling of the story and step these to help them commit the story to memory.
In this lesson children will learn vocabulary to describe the position of objects such as on, above, below and beside.
In today's lesson, children will be scientists and explore whether items they find around their house float or sink and sort them into two piles, depending on whether they float or sink. The three key areas that this lesson links to are understanding the world, communication and language and maths.
Tuesday 19th January
In this lesson children will create a story map. They will then use this story map to tell the story. This will help them to learn the story by heart.
In this lesson children will recap what they already know about 3D shapes and then we will use the characteristics of the shapes which are most suitable to build different structures.
This week's session will take children on a musical adventure through the streets of London. They will use singing games to explore note duration and improvise rhythms with a rapping bus driver. This lesson's imaginative listening will take children on a bus tour through the Queen's neighbourhood.
Monday 18th January
story children will engage with over the next two weeks is Goldilocks
and the Three Bears. This unit covers retelling the story, mapping and
singing the story, drawing and describing settings, and to write the
beginning, middle and ending of a story.
In today’s session children will listen to and join in with the story.
week’s set of maths sessions focuses on shape and position. In today’s
session children will find and describe everyday household objects as 3D
This week’s PE lesson is an under the sea themed yoga session.
Friday 15th January
To re-enact a recycled story focusing on character.
Consolidating learning on measure.
fun board game is brilliant for encouraging turn taking while
familiarising children with the under the sea theme. Have them match the
image they landed on to the ones in the game key to see what they need
to do for their turn.
Thursday 14th January
To step a recycled story and develop character.
Using everyday language to compare and explore length.
this set of lessons children learn about things that float and things
that sink. In this lesson children will watch a demonstration and
predict what will float and sink. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-what-floating-and-sinking-is-74w6ct
Wednesday 13th January
To join in with the retelling of a recycled story.
Using everyday language to compare and explore weight.
Today’s session is a craft activity where children can make their own jellyfish.
Friday 8th January
In this session children will be acting out the story of 'Little Red Hen'.
In this session children will practise addition and subtraction within numbers to 6.
Activity 1 - In this activity children learn about the animals that live under the sea. At the end of the activity, if you have the resources available, children will be shown how to make an under the sea sensory bottle.
Activity 2 – I have attached an under the sea background scene and some animals that live under the sea. Children can decorate and colour the sea animals, cut them out then stick them onto the sea background to create their own under the sea scene.
Sea Creature Templates.pdf
Under the Sea Background.pdf
Thursday 7th January
Today's session focuses on using character and expression when retelling a story.
Today's session introduces subtraction and explains it as partitioning.
Wake Up Shake Up
Wake Up Shake Up is something we do every morning in class to wake up our bodies and brains. Children might enjoy doing this at home each day before they start their home learning.
We will begin to start learning about our new topic 'Under the Sea'. Below is a link to the telling of the story 'The Rainbow Fish'. After listening to the story children can complete the activity. The Rainbow Fish has sent a letter to children asking for their help to give him back his colourful scales. Children can colour or decorate the fish any way they wish. I'd love to see pictures of everyone's Rainbow Fish!
Wednesday 6th January
Today's session will focus on combining groups of numbers including zero.
Following on from yesterday's session, children will be learning to sing and map the story.
Today's PE session is all about the jungle. Children can carry out some jungle actions to get their bodies moving.
Tuesday 5th January
This week's work will be focusing on addition and subtraction. Today's session is focusing on combining two groups of numbers.
Before the Christmas break we were learning all about number sentences and how we represent a calculation e.g. 2 + 1 = 3. Children can complete these calculations using a number of objects from home for support e.g. blocks, teddies, toy cars plastic cups etc.
Robot Addition is an interactive game for children to practise their addition skills
This series of lessons is based around a story called 'The Little Red Hen'. Today's session encourages children to listen to and join in with the story.
It would be very beneficial for children to practise their phonic skills every day. Phonics Play have a number of free games for you to access without a password. We are currently working on phase 2 sounds in class.
Class Teacher - Miss Wilkes
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Goodier
Star of the Week
Reception start at 8.45am and finish at 2.45pm.
In Reception your child will complete their final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. There are three prime areas of learning:
and four specific areas of learning:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive Arts and Design
Autumn Term - 1st Half
This half term our topic is 'Characters'. So far we have looked at the story 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes where the children talked about the different characters and used our story chair during a 'hot-seating' activity to imagine that they were the different characters from the story.
Next we looked at 'Each Peach Pear Plum' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We looked at the characters in this story and focused on a different one each week. We talked about good and bad characters and enjoyed taking part in some more 'hot-seating'. The children helped to create a story map for Each Peach Pear Plum and could use this to retell the story to each other.
We are currently looking at 'The Enormous Turnip' and will be linking this in to our phonics and also looking at keeping healthy. The children will be having a go at changing some of the details in the story to create their own versions.
Some useful links:
Below is a short video which will help you and your child with the correct articulation of phonemes:
This PowerPoint presentation shows children how lowercase letters of the alphabet should be formed in the precursive way:
Dough disco involves moulding dough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it. This activity helps to strengthen children's fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help to develop their writing skills. But most of all it's fun!
Topmarks website has some great maths games for children. Click below to try some out ...
Click on the picture below to have a go at labelling the different parts of the body: