Owls Class Home Learning PageIf you are able and feel inclined, please look at the link below daily. Your child is currently learning set 2 speed sounds. Please follow the link.
Half Term Week. I'm only asking you to do one task that may take a minute of several days. Please don't feel compelled to do this. Your child's happiness is much more important right now!
Friday 22nd May. Today's tricky maths isn't actually very tricky! I would like to see how you work out the answers though. Be as creative as you like...you don't really need cars!
Thursday 21st May. No 'extra bits' today. I'll be taking enough of your time telling you my story! I hope everyone can join me at 11:00. Please if you are joining zoom, make sure you join before 11:00 because I'm so busy reading, I won't notice if you try to come in late! Thanks everyone.
Wednesday 20th May. Well done to those of you who tried the tricky maths yesterday - that's proper maths :)
Tuesday 19th May. Since the Oak lessons are a bit easy peasy lemon squeezy for most of you, I am adding some trickier challenges from now on. Please don't feel that you have to do them (some are very easy, others not so).
Monday 18th May. I'm hoping this is going to be another sunny week so that we can get outside. Please tell me what you get up to on Tapestry.
Friday 15th May. It was so lovely to see so many of you yesterday. Thank you for listening to my story.
Thursday 14th May. I'm looking forward to telling you all another of my favourite stories. Hopefully I'll see you all at 11:00 am today.
Wednesday 13th May. Hi guys, I've added another Mr Mc today because he's so amazing at teaching phonics.
Tuesday 11th May. Thank you to those children who designed their own sweets yesterday. I think I've got a whole class full of Willy Wonkas!
Monday 11th May. This week, the English is all about Hansel and Gretel, a story I've never told!
Friday 8th May. It was so amazing to see so many of you yesterday. I miss you all so much. X
Thursday 7th May. I will be 'zooming' again today at 11:00 am. If you requested to join last week I will copy you in to today's and all future meetings.They will always be on Thursdays at 11:00 am. I will send the invite 10 minutes before the allotted time. Hopefully I will be able to see everyone this time!
Wednesday 6th May. Maths today is all about the months of the year and seasons. Can you remember in which month your birthday falls?
Tuesday 5th May. The maths today is all about the days of the week, this is another recap of something already taught. The teacher in the video sings a different song to the one I use in school! Please ask your child to sing the one I use to you (it begins with Sunday). Perhaps I'll chortle the words to you on our next zoom session :)
Monday 4th May. Hi everyone, it was great to be able to tell you one of my favourite stories on Friday. Sadly I couldn't see anyone, but hopefully my internet will be working better next time! Today's Oak lessons took a long time to open, please give it time if you find the links slow.
Friday 1st May.
Thursday 30th April. I believe that you should have received an email regarding the zoom meeting tomorrow. If your child would like to join me telling a story please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 29th April. Today's maths lesson has been taken from the maths group called NRICH which is what I usually use to do my planning. Once again its all about sharing. I look forward to seeing your English work today, its all about mapping for Goldilocks. This teacher tells a different version to mine, but map whichever version you prefer.
Tuesday 28th April
Dear parents, apologies for the change of plan! I have been asked to give you this work. I'm afraid it's a bit of an academic step back from what we have been working on, but it should be easy enough for the children to follow without too much adult input.
Monday 27th April. Here is the first of three reading challenges. Use any book, comic, newspaper, magazine etc.
Friday 24th April. Here is the next crazy installment from Mr Mc. I wish I could teach phonics like him!
Thursday 23rd April. Those of you who have been showing me your maths this week on Tapestry...very well done! You are getting the hang of sharing which is a very important skill ready for YR 1. Here is another sharing challenge.
Wednesday 22nd April. Here is another 'sharing' maths challenge. This is an important skill for our Early Learning Goals, I will be giving more examples like this soon.
Tuesday 21st April. Today I have added the next Mr Mc phonics session. He makes phonics so much fun. I've also added some 'Fred Talk' games if you feel like playing them.
Monday 20th April. Hello again everyone, I hope you all found lots of Easter eggs! Today I've added a maths task.
Easter Activities (But only if you are bored!)
Week 2, Day 5. Thank you to those who uploaded their Helicopter Stories. I will try to upload them onto Tapestry today so that your children can see their friends.
Week 2, Day 4.
Week 2, Day 3. Here is an activity that you could keep going and even add to!
Week 2, Day 2. Thank you to those parents who have uploaded their child's Helicopter Story. I will try to compile them so that your children can see one another on Friday!
Week 2, Day 1 home learning tasks for Owls.
Day 4 home learning tasks for Owls. Thank you to all the amazing mummies and daddies who are putting the evidence onto Tapestry, I really enjoy seeing what you are getting up to!
Day 3 home learning tasks for Owls....Please remember to put your pictures on Tapestry.
Day 2 home learning tasks for Owls....Please put your evidence on Tapestry.
Day 1 home learning tasks for Owls.
The second half of the autumn term has been a busy one.
Our Talk for Writing focus was the Julia Donaldson book ‘Room on the Broom’. The children enjoyed role playing the story.
They innovated the original story by using a computer tool called ‘Switchzoo’ and created their own beasts. They then incorporated their beasts into a retelling of the story, both orally and in writing.
The theme naturally led to working with clay. The children were able to extend their interests by learning how to use a potter's wheel.
Next term we will be basing our work on the text ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers, through this we are hoping to spark lots of interest in Space, but as always in Reception, we will be guided by the children’s interests.
In maths the children have been consolidating their understanding of number to 5. We have also completed work on measures including weighing and time. Most children can now tell the hour on an analogue clock.
Next term we look forward to applying our number knowledge to numbers up to 10
Much of our time was taken rehearsing for our Christmas play ‘Whoop- a-daisy Angel’. The children did an outstanding job performing to the members of the Thursday café at the Wesleyan Chapel. It was a big ask to perform in front of people they didn’t know and in a place that was unfamiliar to them and they were a credit to the school. They then repeated the performance to the whole school and finally to their proud parents. All the children remembered their actions, songs and lines and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
What an amazing start to Reception Owls have made!
The children have learned to story map and innovate a familiar tale, this time it was that old classic ‘The Gingerbread Man’. This culminated in CCTV footage of our very own ‘gingies’ making a run for it. We found them abseiling towards the school skylights!
We were hugely lucky to go on an adventure to a real café. While we were there we were visited by a very hungry tiger. Fortunately she left enough biscuits and juice for us to share.
In maths Owls have been steadily learning about all the properties of number to 5. We ran a grocery shop and took it in turns to be a shopkeeper, we had to add up the value of our items and sometimes we had to make change.