Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Reception Home Learning 20.5.20

Reception Class Wednesday 20th May

To the Parents and children of Reception Class.

 "We have such a long way to go" sighed the boy.

"Yes, but look how far we have come" said the horse.

Charlie Mackesy


Mrs Garbett's Group.

Recap previous sounds/words

Sound- ir (whirl and twirl).

Words- dirt, twirl, whirl and third.

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.

Sam has got lots of chips?


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- ow (blow the snow)

Words- row, snow, crow and mow.

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

Sentence- Sit with the fox in a hat.

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- thing  blip  clip

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

Sentence- I sit on a pin.

(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.

Make some F/C for counting in 10's up to 100. Begin with counting up to 50 first.

All Children-write down all your families' first names. Count the letters, which person has the most/least letters?


Most Children- Use number F/C up to 12 and mix them up. Turn them number side down. Your child then takes in turns to pick a number up and place in order. You can use higher numbers if you can.

Challenge- Place number cards in a line on the floor. Then place a soft toy on 1 of the numbers. Give your child some objects to count. If they count to 10, place the soft toy on 8. You child then has to say more. Or if your child counts to 12 and you place the toy on 7, they say less etc. This will support your child to use different mathematical language.



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

Can you name the main joints? (hip, shoulder, knee and ankle). Can you identify these joints on your body? Perhaps you can draw yourself and label these joints? Or if you have any split pins you can see how the joints work.

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 sleek- Lie on your tummy.

I am a strong swimmer- Clasp your hands behind your back.

I am determined- Roll your shoulders back, lift your hands, feet and chest.

 I am a fierce shark! - Breathe, arch, lift and lengthen your whole body.

Sharks know what they want and go after it. Use this pose to develop your strength, focus and determination.

Do you have a fear you need to face? Circle it like a shark and scare away.


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- MilesD8@hwbmail.net if you need to contact me.

Thank you and keep yourselves safe.

Mrs Miles


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