Sunday, 28 June 2020

Reception Home Learning 29.6.20

Reception Class Friday 29th June

To the Parents and children of Reception Class. I hope you have had a lovely weekend. The drop in temperature was quite welcome, but now I want the sun back! 

I am looking forward to seeing some of you this week for some catch-up sessions. Just three weeks left of online learning- we can do this!

"In order to empathise with someone's experience, you must be willing to believe them as they see it, and not how you imagine their experience to be".

Brene Brown

Matching letters

This activity to complete over the week.

With the bottle top letters, can you match the first letter of your christian and surname (capital letters), with small case letters. Can you do the same with your family members? Try to keep this activity on the boil as it's really helpful in identifying capitals letters when writing sentences. Can you build up to matching all small case letters with capitals?


Mrs Garbett

We are now going on to a different level of reading so if this seems too much of a jump, follow Mrs Evans group.

Speed set 2 sounds are- ay  ee  igh  ow  oo oo   ar  or  air  ir  ou  oy

Sound- ow (blow the snow).

Words- show  mow  crow  blown

Words to read over the week- all  my  the  like  I've  (HFW).

Panda  spaghetti  Sally  Fluffy  Hissy Hetty  puppy  tinkly  tuck  tucked  jump  jumping

Sentence- Make the sentence easier if required.

This doll is Ann. I got Ann from my Gran.

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- ir (whirl and twirl).

Words- swirl  bird  third  twirl

Words to learn over the week- I  said  of  no  (HFW).

big  bag  had  got have  chip  chips  lot  lots

Sentence- Kim had a big bag of chips. Can I have a chip? (Talk about the question mark at the end of the sentence).

Mrs Miles group.

We have completed set 1 special friends. I am now going to repeat the sounds below. If you feel your child is ready to move on, you can follow Mrs Evans group.

sh   th  ch  qu   ng  nk

So today our new sound is- sh

Read and write these sounds- ship  shut  shop

Words to learn for the week- yes  sock  mess vest  pick  up  that  it

I  of  my  the  no (HFW).

Sentence- Pick up that sock. (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


Collecting data using a tally.

Can you support your child to count using a tally? So each vertical line represents 1. When you have reached 5, you create 4 vertical lines and a diagonal line across all 4 lines to represent 5. If you get an A4 piece of paper or your exercise book, divide into 6. In each section, write pigeon, robin, sparrow, blackbird, starlings and other. Perhaps you can then monitor the birds that visit your garden. Please feel free to use other species of birds

All Children- Support your child to identify each bird beforehand. Look at their colours and significant features. For e.g. A male blackbird is entirely black and female ones are dark brown with lighter brown streaks on the breast. Sparrows are small, active birds. A male has a reddish back and black bib. A female sparrow has a brown back with stripes. Sit quietly in the garden, forest etc. and record how many birds you see in 20 minutes. In each section count up the tally and write the number of different birds you have seen.

Most Children- Look at your tally chart to answer these questions- which was the most popular bird you saw? Which was the least popular? What is the difference between the most/least popular birds? What other birds did you notice? Can you name them or remember what they looked like to identify them?

Challenge- Which was the 2 most popular birds? How many different species did you find? Which was the second least popular bird? Can you find the total number of pigeons and black birds that visited your garden?


Topic- Over the week

Using the birds that you used for the Numeracy activity- Can you write down 1 key fact each day? You can write about different birds or keep to the same 1. So at the end of the week, you will have 5 facts about birds. It might be what they look like, habitat, behaviour etc. Can you sketch each bird?

Creative-over the week.

"May your life be full of colour."

Anna Blatman

We are going to create "The Kelly" by Anna Blatman. This is a bird and you can see the picture on-https:/

I recently discovered this artist when one of the children in my class sent me a lovely painting she had created. Consequently, I have bought a few prints! If you want to brighten a room, I highly recommend. To me personally, "The Kelly" combines the layering tone on tone to resemble the grandeur of life. (Just like Van Gogh, and the circles have a similarity to Kandinsky). So let's have a go!!

If you get a big sheet of paper- ideally A3. As we have done before, paint the paper with a colour wash (watery paint, any colour). When it is dry, draw your bird in pencil. Ensure the bird fills the paper. So the tail and legs are touching the ends of the paper. The drawing looks quite simple, so maybe all the family can have a go. You will then have a family of Kelly's!

I will now give you my interpretation of the painting, but please feel free to do your own thing. Using a mixture of colours and a thin brush, cover your bird with strokes of different colours of paint. Remember to clean your brush and get rid of excess paint before each stroke. Wait for this to completely dry. Then with a thin brush, complete your Kandinsky circles. As in "The Kelly" you can paint some half circles too. When completely dry, you can use a black, thin felt pen to outline the bird- this is optional. I just know this is going to be amazing. Don't forget to write your signature at the bottom of the picture. You might be famous one day. I'm sure you will want to frame this and brighten up a little corner of your house. Or even give it to someone you have missed. A very special present.



Finger Fiddle

Stand or sit tall. Take three soft, slow, mindful breaths.

Press the fingertips of both hands together in front of your chest.

Keep your fingertips touching, and tap your thumbs together five times.

Say, "Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap."

Now tap your pointer fingers together five times. Keep the other fingers still. "Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap."

Tap you middle fingers, then your ring ringers, then your pinky fingers. Say, "Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap." Each time.

Now start with the pinky fingers and go back the other way to your thumbs.

Snake out your hands and wiggle your fingers when you're done.

Your brain is connected to the muscles in your fingers. When you exercise your fingers, you exercise your brain too, which prepares you to focus.


Weekly Welsh-

If you are not sure of pronunciation, you can always check on google translation. Take it in turns with your child to say the language patterns-

Introduce- Oes gwalt……………… 'da ti ?  (Have you got……… Don't forget to say the colour in the space.

Answer- oes/nag oes   (Yes/no).

So for e.g.-  Oes gwalt du 'da ti? Nag oes.

Oes gwalt melyn 'da ti? Oes


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

Thank you and keep yourselves safe.

Mrs Miles



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