Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Reception Class 25.3.20

To the Parents and children of Reception Class.

Hope you have found the RWI Ruth Miskin videos a help. The videos do progress quite quickly, so afterwards perhaps you could make some flashcards to reinforce the sounds. Let's make the most of the weather and complete some RWI activities outdoors.


Mrs Garbett's Group.

We won't do a new sound, instead we will do a sort of lotto game. Can you get a piece of A4 card or paper and fold to make 6 rectangles. In each rectangle write words that have been previously taught. Choose words from ay, ee and word time 6/7. So for eg.- tray  see  spray  think  quiz and chat. Then make some separate F/C with these words on. Hide them in the garden or pin them on the fence. Say to your child, "Can you find qu i t?" (Fred Talk). Ensure your child can say the word before they go to look. Then they place it on the correct place on the A4 card. I tried this with my grandson and he loved it. Again, again and again. So hopefully you will have the same response.

Mrs Evans group.

As above and use word time 6 and 7 words. For eg. box, chat,  from,  shop,  wink and that. Just remember to talk in FRED TALK (sound out each syllable), don't tell them the word, they have to work it out.

Mrs Miles group.

As above, but use word time 3 words. For eg. cot, back, kit, bin, cup and lock.

I'll send this again as it didn't send yesterday- High frequency words. Perhaps learn 3 or 4 a week and just keep recapping.

I  go  come  went  a  was  look  there  are  we  and  me  like  going  she  they  my  see  on  away  this  play  no  yes  for  can  he  am  all  you  said  to  day  there


Continue counting back from different starting points.

Then perhaps we can do some recording. Use chalk outside or whatever you like. If your child cannot work out the sums mentally then let them have some resources to do it practically. For eg. Some toy cars or marbles etc.

All Children. 5-1=  3-1=  2-1=  1-1=  4-1=

Most Children. 10-1=  6-1=  8-1=  7-1=  9-1=

Challenge. 11-1=  15-1=  17-1=  12-1=  16-1  13-1=  14-1= etc. If you are really clever, use numbers above 20.


Perhaps you could encourage the family to go outside in the sunshine. Even if you are working from home, we all need a break. Sit on a blanket or towel, cross legged, with eyes shut. Make sure your back is straight and you are not slumping. Complete several deep breaths, (about 10) being away of your body movements. When you have done this, lie down and feel the sun on your face, body and legs. Concentrate on every part of your body as you think about the sun. Then just lie still for 5mins just concentrating on your breaths. If your mind wonders as it will, come back to the breaths again. You can build up to longer periods of time. I have done it for 20 mins with the children. The only thing is they fall asleep!


I am really going to miss our singing. The children have learnt lots of songs and I had so many more up my sleeve. I had a video sent to me yesterday from one of the children singing their favourite song that we all used to sing- Five little field mice. It did cheer me up, so I thought perhaps your child could sing for you. Could you remind them of some of the songs we have learnt- Puff the Magic Dragon. Don't worry about a thing (Three little birds). Drip, drop can you hear a sound? Chook, chook chook. Good morning Mrs Hen. Five little field mice.

 Go on go for it.


Recap these language patterns-

Boreda- Good morning

Prynhawn da- Good afternoon

Nos da – Goodnight

Pwy wyt ti? How are you? Respond by saying bendigedig (fantastic), wedi blino (tired) or da iawn diolch (very well thank you).

My email address is- MilesD8@hwbmail.net if you need to contact me.

Thank you and keep yourselves safe.

Mrs Miles

 "Most of the old moles I know wish they had listened less to their fears and more to their dreams."

Charlie Mackesy



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