Monday, 18 May 2020

Reception Home Learning 19.5.20

Reception Class Tuesday 19th May

To the Parents and children of Reception Class.

 "We don't know about tomorrow," said the horse, "all we need to know is that we love each other."

Charlie Mackesy


Mrs Garbett's Group.

Recap previous sounds/words

Sound- air (that's not fair).

Words- lair, stair, hair and chair.

Words to read over the week- I, said, of, no, have (HFW). Big, chip, bag, had, chips, lots, got and lot.

 Sentence- Make the sentence easier if required.

Can I have a chip? (Remember to point out the question mark that is different to a full stop).


Mrs Evans group.

Recap previous sounds.

We then repeat speed set 2 sounds as children need to have this embedded before commencing speed set 3.

New sound- igh (fly high)

Words- night, fright, bright and light.

Words to learn over the week- the, your (HFW). Cat  with  black  thin  fish.

Sentence- Sit with us on the bus with the cat.

Mrs Miles group.

Recap previous words especially word time 6. We will start word time 7 this week. If you feel your child cannot cope with this, please repeat and start at word time 2.

Sounds to focus on- w  th  z  ch  qu  x  ng  nk

Word time 7

Words to learn- pram  skip  bell

Words to learn for the week- I  the  mat  on  sit  hat  pin  a 

Sentence- I sit on a hat.

(Please remember a capital letter at the beginning, tall, short letters, and a full stop at the end).

Don't forget the- 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



Don't forget to practise your number formation.

All Children- Using a collection of soft toys wearing birthday badges that you have made. (Use numbers 1-6). Encourage your child to hold up the toy that is 4. Can you find the toy that is 1 year older? Choose another toy, is that toy older or younger? Can you now put these toys in order of age? Are there any ages missing?

Most Children- As above, but use numbers 5-10.

Challenge- Use numbers 10-20. Additional questions- What age would someone be if they were 2 years older than you? 2 years younger than you? Choose a toy of ages between 10-20, what age comes before and after these toys? Write down the ages of your family and order them from oldest to youngest. Who is in the middle of the youngest/oldest?



To know that the human body can move in a variety of ways.

Introduce the word joint and limb. Knees and elbows are hinge joints, allowing the limb to bend in one direction and locking when straight. If our knees and elbows bent in both directions, we would be unable to stand or walk. Hips and shoulders are ball and socket joints, which allow greater movement. Encourage your child to move their sockets to observe how they move. Then look specifically at walking. How do your legs move? Do they bend? Where do they bend? What are these joints called? (Hip, knee and ankle). How easy is it to walk without bending your legs? Will your legs bend backwards? Bend and stretch your arms. Stretch and touch your hands in front of you, then stretch your arms behind you. Can you touch your hands? Sit on the floor or stand and hold on to something, then see how far and in which direction you can move your legs, swinging them from the hip.

Creative- This will be over the week as you can't rush this. After half term, (yes it is half term next week!), we will start creating some designs and I can't wait.

We are going to study the artist Wasilly Kandinsky. He was a Russian artist born a very long time ago. Kandinsky paintings are very abstract. He loved working with lines, colour and shape. He had a rare condition called synaesthesia. This is where he could see colour in music and heard music when he painted. Think about different instruments that your child would recognise- guitar, recorder, violin, tambourine, piano etc. When you hear those instruments, what colour comes to mind? Perhaps you could play some instrumental music for your child, and encourage them to close their eyes and listen. Can you see any pictures as the music is playing? What colours can you see? There is plenty of music online that you could use. Classical music is very good for this- Beethoven, Mozart etc. What I would like you to do now as a family is to have a big sheet of paper. You can use an odd roll of wallpaper, an empty box or even do on the path in your garden! Get a mixture of paints or some colouring pencils. Obviously paints would work better. Then after listening to the music a couple of times and having discussions about what you can hear, see, visualise. Don't forget to model so that your child has some ideas. For e.g. I can see a horse galloping through a muddy field. Then I can see a little tiny mouse peering over a log etc. Just be really creative and over the top. Don't be surprised if your child copies your thoughts that is absolutely fine. Use lots of adjectives and verbs to describe what is going on in your thought process. I will make artists of you all!!

Play the music again and just all go wild with the colours of the paint to make an abstract creation. Don't be afraid to mix up the colours and create various shades. I can't wait to see them. After you have completed your creation, talk about how the music made you feel and why you have used particular colours. At this stage it is just about using your creativity rather than painting specific objects.



I am long and supple- Sit up tall, legs straight.

I plunge into the sea- Lean back on your forearms.

I open my heart- Touch your head to the floor.

I swim deep and trust- Join your hands above your belly.

Think about how fishes swim in the water. Can you swim like a fish?

Breathe deeply and be confident that you are supported by water as you hold the pose.

Weekly Welsh

Numbers- Practise counting daily. Perhaps when you are completing our maths activities, you can use some welsh numbers.

Un-  1

Dau-  2

Tri-  3

Pedwar- 4

Pump- 5

Chwech- 6

Saith- 7

Wyth- 8

Naw- 9

Deg- 10

Undeg un- 11

undeg dau- 12

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

Thank you and keep yourselves safe.

Mrs Miles


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