Thursday, 30 April 2020

Reception Home Learning 1.5.20

Reception Class Friday 1st May

To the Parents and children of Reception Class.

I can't believe we are nearing the weekend again. Let's hope we get a bit of sunshine.

 "How do they look so together and perfect?" asked the boy.

"There's a lot of frantic paddling going on beneath," said the horse.

Charlie Mackesy


I hope you managed to make a potion at the beginning of the week. I wonder who you cast a spell on! Today we are going to create a love potion to someone we love. Perhaps a grandparent who you haven't been able to see, an auntie, uncle or just a family friend. Perhaps when you have created this, you could send it to a loved one.

How to make a Love Potion

First get a big bowl and sieve in some laughter.

Next add some love and mix together until fluffy.

Then add lots of laughter and grate in several drops of smiles.

After that scatter in as many hugs as you can get in the bowl and whisk together until it is smooth and smelling delicious.

Finally leave in the sunshine until it rises and is soft to touch.

Before you serve, remember to sprinkle lots of kisses.

Voila, your potion is ready to serve.

Now you can make your own potion, the above is just to give you some ideas. But you can pinch some of mine too. 

All Children- Draw pictures of each instruction.

Most Children- Underneath each picture, try to write 1 word that describes what you have done. For e.g. mix, roll, chop, whisk etc. We call these words bossy verbs.

Challenge- Try to use words like first, then, next, finally etc. to sequence your instructions. If possible try to write a short sentence to explain your instruction. I'm sure you can support your child to spell words your child is finding a challenge.



Number bonds

Continue to count to 30 and beyond, and Keep doubles on the boil up to 10.

All Children- Use objects to complete these sums- 5+1=  2+1=  4+1= etc. up to 6

Most Children- Complete number bond sums up to 10- 6+1= 7+1 etc. If this is too easy add 2. Encourage your child to use objects to help or their fingers.

Challenge- Missing numbers. 7+--=   4+--+  9+--= etc. up to 10. 



I am straight as an arrow- Stand on your knees.

I am long and focussed- Extend left leg to left, place right hand under right shoulder, stretch left arm up.

I fly through the air- Press down into hand and foot, slide right foot under left.

I dare to be strong- Bend left knee.

To feel as light as an arrow, align your bones and let them bear your weight. Use your tummy and leg muscles to balance.



How is the singing going? (Somewhere over the Rainbow).

Weekly Welsh

Beth wyt ti'n hoffi (What do you like?).

Answer- Rwy'n hoffi (I like…). Or

Dw i ddim yn hoffi (I don't like).

Use words-





You can also use the welsh phrases but use English words that you like or dislike. For eg. Rwy'n hoffi…..sprouts.

My email address is- if you need to contact me.

Thank you and keep yourselves safe.

Mrs Miles



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Year One- Friday 1st May

Literacy: Big Write- to read Funny Bones by Allan Ahlberg 

We are going to listen to the story of 'Funny Bones' and complete a reading activity form the BBC Bitesize Home learning resources.  

Follow the lesson and complete the reading challenges. 


If you have time or energy! Challenge yourself to write your own version of the story 

Try and include as much interesting detail as you can by including adjectives in your writing.  

Your Big Write can be done in your Home Learning Book or use Jit5 if you would like to try and type your information. Maybe write a couple of sentences by yourself and then ask an adult to help you with your writing, or even ask them to write for you, while you share your imaginative ideas! Don't forget to use your speed sounds to help you with your spelling.  

Bronze: to use nouns in your story and use your Speed Sound Chart to help you spell some of your words.  

Silver: to use capital letters, full stops and spell with increasing accuracy.  

Gold: to use nouns, adjectives, verbs, capital letter, full stops and an exclamation mark in your writing. To spell accurately and write it by yourself!


Try some Funny Bone art using chalk or J2easy and selecting a black background! Have fun!  

RWINc Sessions 

RWInc continue to run their RWInc sessions each day, but please note that Speed Sounds 2 and 3 have completed the cycle so these will now be repeated.

Please give time at the start for them to load. 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm  

Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm  

Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm  

Note: films won't be available at other times 

There is still also a range of ebooks and tips on the OxfordOwl Website if this is something you want to look at, but please don't put unnecessary pressure on yourself and your children during these challenging times. If you wish to have a browse the link is:  


Today I have added the Big Maths Challenges to our Numeracy Class Folder within our Hwb Classroom.                                                                                                                                                         

There are 3 available: Clic, Learn Its and Safe- we usually complete CLic and Learn Its in Week One and SAFE during Week 2, so please don't feel you need to do them all today. They are there to check how the children are doing and identify any gaps in learning, so let them try on their own. The Learn Its should be completed in less than 2 minutes as it checks our recall of known number facts. If you have any problems accessing them please let me know and I can email them to you (  


Have a go at asking the question 'beth wyt ti eisiau? What do you want?  

Get a suitcase/ washing basket of clothes for tedi or doli.    

Children to choose clothes to dress tedi / doli.  

They must try to ask for the item  

Dw i eisiau... os gwellwch yn dda- (I want....please) 

They could even do this when helping you hang the washing out/ getting it in or even putting it away! 

Sing the song about food! 

Dw i eisiau bwydDw i eisiau bwyd! 

Afal, banana, 

Brechdan ham, 

Grawnwin ac oren, 

Bisgedi jam  

Dw i eisiau bwyd! Dw i eisiau bwyd! 

I want food!  I want food! 

An apple, a banana, 

A ham sandwich, 

Grapes and an orange, 

Jam biscuits 

I want food!  I want food! 


Thankyou so much for all your support as we begin the summer term in a very different way! Next week we celebrate VE Day, so get your red, white and blue bunting ready, we will planning some activities to help you have your very own VE Stay at Home Party! #VEDaystayathome 

 The activities you are completing are amazing. seeing your pictures with your big smiles are so lovely to see. Stay safe, enjoy your weekend. 

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