Each Day I will post a new Maths and English Challenge for the children to do at home in their blue book. Please encourage them to do the activity. Underneath is an 'Optional Challenge'. You know your child best and it is up to you if you feel they are able to do this. Don't forget to send me your photographs to my email and let me know what you have been up to! I would love to see all of my 'Little Superheroes' and will send a message back for them!
*I have been so impressed with the pictures and work I have seen today. Keep up the hard work Reception Class! Keep sending me your pictures, they are making my day.
Friday 3rd April
English- This Sunday is a very important day for the Church. It is Palm Sunday. Please watch this clip about Palm Sunday. I would like you to make your own palm leaf. You will need to draw it and then have a go a cutting it out on your own. Please put these on your doors/windows on Sunday.
Challenge- Draw a picture and write a sentence about Palm Sunday in your book.
Maths- I would like you to use different 2d shapes around your house to make me a 2d shape picture. Be as creative as you can be with the shapes you have available in your house (you could always look on the Nursery page for ideas!). Make sure you talk about which shapes you used as well as describing them using the words sides, corners, flat and 2d.
Challenge- Draw around the 2d objects to create your own picture in your book.
Thursday 2nd April
English- So today is our last Superhero Day! We will be having a new topic from tomorrow! So I have set you a task on Purple Mash. You will find it when you logon under your "2to do's". When you have done it and you send it to me I will be able to see it. (it is called a Mashcam) It is a really fun task! I have already had a go...
Maths- Go on a 2d shape hunt around the house. See if you can name and describe different 2d shapes. Can you find circles, squares, triangles, rectangles around the house. Describe them using the words corner, side, flat, curved and 2d shape.
Wednesday 1st April
English- Practise your phonics first this morning! Now I would like to practise writing all the letters of the alphabet today. You could be very adventurous with how you practise them (not just with paper, although that is absolutely fine!)- you could use a whiteboard and pen, sand in a tray, shaving foam on a plate, or anything else you can think of! Send me your pictures of you practising them! Don't forget the 'get ready' before you form them!
Maths- Today is the day of the number 8! Come on you know what to do! Practise counting 8 objects out in different ways!
Challenge- write number sentences with the total of 8.
SEE ABOVE FOR YOUR EXTRA FUN ACTIVITY! WHY NOT HAVE A GO ONE DAY THIS WEEK OR EVEN OVER THE WEEKEND. SEND ME YOUR PICTURES! YOU COULD DISPLAY THE RAINBOWS IN YOUR WINDOWS.
Tuesday 31st March
English- For today's challenge I would like to you to use your Ipad, tablet, phone or computer and play on Purple Mash. Your login details and passwords are stuck in the front of your blue books for you to login. When logged in, find the Mini Mash Section. Spend some time having a look around and playing on the games. I will be setting you an activity to do on Purple Mash later in the week, but for today have a look at the different activities and games you can play and have some fun!
Maths- We will continue the same theme as yesterday and this time find 7 objects. Send me photographs o the different ways you can make 7. Talk together and discuss how 6 and 1 = 7, 5 and 2 = 7 etc.
Challenge- Draw me 7 objects and try and write at least one number sentence underneath.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend with your families and all spent time together, relaxing and having fun! Welcome to a new week!
Monday 30th March
English- A superhero's job is to save animals and people. Draw a picture of your superhero and who or what they might save.
My Superhero Super Miss helped to save a cat from a tree!
Challenge- Write a sentence to go with your picture.
Maths- Can you practise getting 6 objects? You could try getting 6 coins or 6 spoons or 6 pencils or anything else in your house. Send me a picture of you with your 6 objects.
Challenge- draw 6 objects and write the numbers 1-6 underneath each one. Make sure they are correctly formed.
Friday 27th March
English- Some Superheroes have special Super Hearing. This means they can hear lots of different sounds that other people can't. Use your Super Hearing and listen for all of the different things you can hear both inside and outside of the house.
Challenge- draw pictures or write all the things you can hear with your super hearing!
Maths- Watch the clip on number blocks all about the number 5.
Get 5 objects out and talk about different ways you could make 5 eg. 2 and 3, 2,2 and 1 etc.
Challenge- draw 5 in your book in different ways and using different pictures. You could draw 5 on a dice, 5 buttons, 3 teddies and 2 dolls. See if they can tell you the number sentences and write it down. Eg. 3+2=5, 6-1=5
Religion- Think about all of the Superheroes working in hospitals helping to make people better. Say your own little prayer today to ask God to watch over all these real life Superheroes. Why not get your parents to send me your prayers and I will put them on the website to help others when they are saying their prayers.
Thursday 26th March
English- All Superheroes need a special Super vehicle. It could be anything! For example a helicopter, car, van, lorry, bike or even boat! you can make your vehicle out of anything you want- lego, paper, bricks, boxes! Think about what it can do as well as what it looks like. Take a picture and send it to me!
Challenge- Give it a name and write some sentences about your vehicle.
Maths- 1 Less Than. Get a group of objects and practise finding 1 less (by taking away 1). Now try asking 'What is 1 less than 5?'. Work with numbers up to 20.
Challenge- Write a number and ask the children what is 1 less. Then try 2 less. (This is a trickier activity so the children may need to use toys/things to help them).
_____ 9 ______3 ______12 ______17
Wednesday 25th March
English- Now is the time for you to design your own Superhero! Give your Superhero an outfit, what colour will it be? What will your name be? Will you have superpowers? I am going to do one too and Ill put a picture on for you to see. Now remember I am not very good at drawing (We are all good at different things!) so I am sure yours will be better than mine!
Challenge- label the different parts of your Superhero.
Maths- 1 more than. Practise adding 1 more to a number. You could use some objects (pencils/ buttons/ toys) and ask the children to put down 1 more. Now try saying '5 and 1 more is...?" Use numbers to 20 and 30 if possible.
Challenge- write different numbers to 30 and ask the children to write the number that is 1 more. Try 2 more!
5 ___ 9____ 12____ 16____ etc..
Tuesday 24th March
English- Have a look through your own books, magazines, on the internet and see what different Super heroes you can find. Talk with your family about their favourite Superheroes and what special powers they have.
Challenge- Draw pictures of the different ones you find or write of them! Remember to sound out each word yourself as you write them.
Maths- Practise counting on from different numbers eg. 7,8,9,10... 9,10,11... Mum/Dad give them a number and encourage them to say the numbers that come after. Give them numbers up to 20.
Challenge- Write down a number and ask the children to write the next 2 numbers. Do this a few times. You will be impressed at how good they are!
Monday 23rd March
English- Draw your favourite Superhero (mine is Supergirl). What colour are they? What do the look like? What superpowers do they have? What is their outfit like?
Optional Challenge- Write a few sentences describing this Superhero. Remember to sound everything out yourself and write the sounds you can hear. Don't forget your finger spaces, capital letters and full stops!
Maths- Count from 0-30 in 1's. Now count from 30 back to 0.
Optional Challenge- Write these numbers down as you say them from 0-30 and 30-0.
In Communication, Language and Literacy we are going to be reading many different traditional and fairy stories. We will be retelling these stories in our Puppet Theatre as well as role playing the different stories in the '3 Bears Cottage'.
In Mathematics we are going to be counting forwards and backwards from different numbers to 20, investigating the number 10 as well as adding and subtracting numbers.
In Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design we are going to explore the Season of Winter, thinking about the changes we see in our world and using these in our Art Work. We will also learn about Chinese New Year and compare this to our own celebrations.
In Religion we are going to look at The Church; looking at the features of the Church as well as a visit to St Marie's Church to look forward to.
Dont forget to email any photographs you want to show us to our email address below.
Please ensure your child has their Reading Book and Key Word Book in School every day and they are reading regularly at home each night.
PE is Thursday with Mr Cowling, please ensure their PE kit is in school.
Library and Drop In Sessions are Thursday 3pm-4pm. Please come to chat!
Miss Mallalieu and Miss Renzulli
Trouble with Vegi’s!
There’s been some strange goings on in reception class this week. Evil Pea has been up to some tricks creating chaos. Come and see what he has been upto....
This week has been Arts Week. We have been listening to music and all our work has been based around this. In the Early Years we have been listening to The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens. We have been painting animals, dancing to the music, making our own music based on it, doing repeating patterns as well as writing about the different Animals. Take a look at our pictures of the fun we have had!