Thursday, 14 May 2020

Reception Learning 15.5.20

Reception Class Friday 15th May

To the Parents and children of Reception Class.

"When it rains look for rainbows

When it's dark look for stars."


This week in numeracy we have been using vocabulary related to weight and discussing why we might weigh ingredients. So if we make a cake or biscuits we can then put this information into practise. As you are making the cake talk about what you are doing and ask your child lots of questions.

What ingredients do we need?

What shall we weigh the ingredients with?

Can you remember the unit of measurement?

What shall we do first? Next? After that? Finally etc.

How do we know when the cake is cooked?

Also really focus on the bossy verbs you use- mix, beat, whisk, sieve, bake etc.

We will then do something similar when we made a "Love Potion" on the 1st May.

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, beat, chop, whisk, sprinkle 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.


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


Weight- See above making a cake.

A few week ago I asked you to start collecting tops off bottles or plastic milk tops if you have them. Don't worry if you haven't, we can always improvise. Can you write numbers on the tops up to 12 or above if your child can cope with bigger numbers? You can do this activity outside.

All Children- Do some addition sums and double numbers for your child, and get them to find the answer on the bottle top. Begin with addition up to 5 before extending their learning.

Most Children- As above writing some addition sums, but when you child has found the answer, ask them to write another sum down with the same answer. For e.g. 5+5=10 but so does 4+6=10 etc.

Challenge- Give them a bottle top number and get them to create a sum. This is quite challenging.




Make a Bird Feeder

The simplest and best way to attract wildlife is to just feed the birds. You will be amazed by how close they come to feed.

Mash some lard at room temperature and mix it with wild bird seed.

Mould the mixture into a sausage shape and spread it over a dry branched stick with a rough bark.

Hang the stick from a tree or outside your window. The birds will perch on the little branches while tucking into their dinner.

Keep a record of what birds you can see and when the food's been eaten remember to add more.


Nature Kids-

As a family try to think of some natural phenomena such as storms, clouds, trees, rainbows, waves, fire etc.

Spread out so that you can all make big movements without touching anyone.

Appoint a leader to call out the words in any order.

Act out each of the words in the way you think is best. Have fun!


Weekly Welsh

Create a welsh poem about food (bwyd)

Bwyd, bwyd, bwyd

Dw i'n hoffi bwyd

Dw i'n hoffi afal

Dw i'n hoffi oren

Dw i'n hoffi mefus

Dw i'n hoffi bwyd

You can make this more challenging by using adjectives. For eg. bananas melyn, mefus coch.

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Thank you and keep yourselves safe.

Mrs Miles


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