Thursday, 21 May 2020

Reception Home Learning 22.5.20

Reception Class Friday 22nd May

To the Parents and children of Reception Class. This will be the last Blog until June 1st. Enjoy the half term and take some time out to relax.

 "We often wait for kindness….but being kind to yourself can start now," said the mole.

Charlie Mackesy


Create a Poem.

Remember to use a new line for each sentence to describe a minibeast or creature.

Hopefully you have been able to go out into the garden or go for a walk in this lovely sunshine. Perhaps you could encourage your child to think about the minibeasts or small creatures that visit your garden. Can you find a snail? Where did you find it? Can you find a worm? Where did you find it? Can you repeat this with other minibeasts, birds, or make up some animals that might visit you at night. Try to use some descriptive words. For eg.

Snails hiding in the wet grass.

Woodlice scuttling under the damp wood.

Worms wriggling under the dank flower pots.

Birds singing in the big oak tree.

All Children- On F/C could you name about 4 creatures to use in your poem. Your child can then copy that word but then try to think about how they move or where you might find them. You could perhaps write this poem out for your child to read with you. Or you could create some actions to accompany the poem. Some of these words are obviously quite ambitious, but it's good for them to use and understand this vocabulary. When you do your daily exercise perhaps you could think off adding an additional sentence of your own to the poem. Then perhaps you can create your own poem. Don't forget to include a colourful picture. For eg.

Snails in the grass.

Woodlice under the wood.

Birds in the tree.

Most Children- Create your own poem using your own ideas or you can pinch some of mine.

All children-Create your own poem and have a go at spelling tricky words. As I want to encourage ambitious vocabulary, it doesn't matter if their spellings are incorrect. Encourage your child to spell HFW correctly. 



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- Create some numbers 0-10. Give your child one of these numbers. If you are outside perhaps you can create a chalk hoop where only certain numbers can enter. But your reason is a secret. So it might be numbers less than 5, numbers more than 6 etc. Hopefully as this game progresses your child will guess what the secret is

Most Children- As above using numbers 10-20.

Challenge- Make a 50 numbered square with chalk outside. Create some missing numbers for your child to fill in. So for eg. miss out 35, 40 etc. If this is too much of a challenge, make the numbers smaller. You could also use this activity to jump on specific numbers or snakes and ladders.


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.


Special Place

Sit back and relax. Breathe deeply and slowly.

Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Feel your breathing and let go of everything else…. Imagine a place that is special to you… where you love to be. It may be outside in nature, inside a house, or from a picture or dream. Wherever it is, go there now. Notice what it looks and smells like; hear the sounds. In this special place it is peaceful and beautiful….you feel safe and loved, happy and relaxed. You can feel your heart and know your own mind. You are free to be yourself and you decide who else can come in. You can invite someone you love to join you, or you can just be by yourself. Whatever you choose, enjoy some time for you in your special place.


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

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Thank you and keep yourselves safe.

Mrs Miles



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