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Reception - Home Learning during Lockdown

Welcome to the Home Learning page for Reception. During the school closure you can expect daily maths, English and phonics tasks.  Some tasks will be pre-loaded for the week but you can expect daily tasks to be uploaded by 8:30am at the latest on the day they are needed (unless there are technical difficulties!). 

There will also be a range of tasks from other subject areas.  Children can choose what order they do these other tasks in.  We recommend doing two of these additional tasks each day. 

You can expect regular contact from members of staff during the school closure. This may be by email, Marvellous Me or by phone.  If the member of staff is calling from their own phone it will be a withheld number. 

Staff will check and respond to the year group email regularly and a member of staff will be available to respond directly between 1 and 2pm, Monday-Friday. 

Please email a photo of a piece of work your child has done each day to the year group email: reception@dovecote.school 

PLEASE NOTE: You may have noticed that the Reception web page looks a little different.  We are trying to have a similar approach across the year groups so that parents accessing multiple year groups are following the same format.  The learning below is now in a collection of daily tasks (which include Maths, English and Phonics) from Monday through to Friday. (The phonics will have the 'everyday' videos underneath the new phonics content each day).

Underneath all of the daily collections of Maths, English and Phonics you will find the Further Learning Activities which you can choose two or more of a day and do in any order.

Our topic theme for this half term is 'Space' and our story is Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy

We are continuing to have fun with aliens in our learning activities this week.

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We had lots of fun in the snow on Sunday.  Did you? I think it might be the most snow Mrs Norris' children have ever played in. We managed to build a snowman that was taller than Mrs Norris' girls and the same size as her son.  Q-Pootle thought it was very cold.  He's not sure what snow is!

Did you build a snowman? Was it taller than you, the same size as you or shorter than you?  If your grown up took a photo of you standing next to the snowman, see if you can use size language to compare yourself to the snowman.  Or go back out and stand next to it and check!

Please send us your snowy photos - we'd love to see them. Don't forget to compare yourself!

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Monday 25th January

Maths

Follow the link for today's maths lesson.

'Session 1 - Which shows 6? Composition of 6'

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/

The following image supports lesson number 1.

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If you want to extend your child, see if they can find every way of making six with one of their collections of objects.

To extend them further, talk the number sentences: three add three equals six.

If they can do all of this confidently, introduce writing a number sentence: 3+3=6 and then encourage them to read it back, just like they would in phonics.

English

Monday 25th January.

Listen to Mrs Stephenson read, The Fish Who Could Wish and then answer the questions about the story.  The questions are on the PDF under the video.

The Fish Who Could Wish-1.mp4

Listen to Mrs Stephenson give the answers.  How did you get on?

Answers Fish Who Could Wish-1.mp4

You can access reading books for free by signing up to Oxford Owl.  Your child will be able to listen to the reading book as well.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Phonics

Monday 25th January

Today we will be learning ay. This is a special friend sound.

Ay Intro2-1.mp4

For a further challenge, watch this video to practise reading and writing ay words.

Ay Read And Write-1.mp4

Finally, this is a screenshot of an optional reading worksheet to print and use; or to look at on the screen (attached below as a PDF).

ay handwriting

Everyday task: This is the Speedy Green Words 3 video.  Try to watch it every day.

We are trying to get faster at our speedy green words. Previous videos are on our Phonics Support page.

Speedy Green Words 3-1.mp4

Everyday task: Try to watch this Tricky Words 2 video everyday to practise our tricky words.  These are words that don't 'sound out'.  We just have to learn them! Previous videos are on our Phonics Support page.

Tricky Words 2-1.mp4

If your child is finding phonics tricky... head over to the Phonics Support page by clicking on the image below.

phonics support link

Tuesday 26th January

Maths

Follow the link for today's maths lesson.

'Session 2 - Sorting 6, 7 & 8 Composition of 7​'

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/

The following image supports lesson number 2.

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To extend your child, consolidate what you did in yesterday's extension.  In the task, your child was asked to try and find all the ways of making seven on the dominoes.  Make sure they 'talk' the number sentences and then have a go at writing some of them and reading them back.

English

Today's English lesson is all about reading a sentence. Mrs Hill will help you read some space themed sentences. Look out for the tricky word! There is an extra sentence at the end if your child wants to challenge themselves.

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If your child struggles to read these sentences, have a look at the new phonics page. Here you will find lots of ideas and tips to help you support your child with their reading.

You can access reading books for free by signing up to Oxford Owl.  Your child will be able to listen to the reading book as well.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Phonics

Tuesday 26th January

Today, Miss Hall will review k with you.

K 2-1.mp4

For a further challenge, watch this video to practise reading and writing words with in.

K Read And Write-1(1).mp4

Practise some more with this video from BBC Bitesize.

Click the picture below to access the video.

k bitesize

Finally, this is a screenshot of an optional handwriting worksheet to print and use (attached below as a PDF).

k handwriting

Everyday task: This is the Speedy Green Words 3 video.  Try to watch it every day.

We are trying to get faster at our speedy green words. Previous videos are on our Phonics Support page.

Speedy Green Words 3-1.mp4

Everyday task: Try to watch this Tricky Words 2 video everyday to practise our tricky words.  These are words that don't 'sound out'.  We just have to learn them! Previous videos are on our Phonics Support page.

Tricky Words 2-1.mp4

If your child is finding phonics tricky... head over to the Phonics Support page by clicking on the image below.

phonics support link

Wednesday 27th January

Maths

Follow the link for today's maths lesson.

'Session 3 - Composition of 8​​'

3/https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/

The following image supports lesson number 3.

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Challenge your child by getting them to write the sum under each ladybird 8 that they make.  Can they apply what they have practised in the last two days challenges?

You could also look at finding all the ways of making eight by using a system. E.g. start with 0+8, then 1+7, then 2+6 etc. If you start it like this for them, can they see the pattern that is emerging? This is a tricky skill to master at this age.

English

Today's english lesson is about describing your alien using adjectives. If you haven't already, have a go at making your alien (see further learning activities below) before watching this video.

Adjective video.mp4

You can access reading books for free by signing up to Oxford Owl.  Your child will be able to listen to the reading book as well.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Phonics

Wednesday 27th January

Today we will be reviewing the special friend sh. If your child is confident with this you may prefer to go straight to the second video.

Sh 2-1.mp4

For a further challenge, watch this video to practise reading and writing words with sh.

Sh Read And Write-1.mp4

Practise some more with this interactive activity on BBC bitesize.  There is a video with some follow-up learning.

Click the picture below to access the activity!

sh game

Finally, this is a screenshot of an optional handwriting worksheet to print and use (attached below as a PDF).

sh handwriting

Thursday 28th January

Maths

Follow the link for today's maths lesson.

'Session 4 - Matching 6, 7 and 8​​'

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/

The following image supports lesson number 4.

Wk4 4

Challenge your child by making more pairs that make 6,7,& 8, not just one of each pair.  Use different combinations of making six.

English

You can access reading books for free by signing up to Oxford Owl.  Your child will be able to listen to the reading book as well.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Thursday 28th January

Today we are labelling the aliens you made this week and using adjectives to describe them.

Alien Labelling 1-1.mp4

Challenge yourself further by writing a descriptive sentence about your alien.  Remember to use finger spaces between your words and try to add a full stop at the end of your sentence.

Alien Labelling Extension-1.mp4

Finally, this is a screenshot of an optional reading worksheet to print and use; or to look at on the screen (attached below as a PDF).

Alien Labelling 1-1.mp4

You can access online reading books for free by signing up to Oxford Owl.  Your child will be able to listen to the reading book as well.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Phonics

Thursday 28th January

Today we will be reviewing u. If your child is confident with this you may prefer to go straight to the second video.

For a further challenge, watch this video to practise reading and writing words with u.

Practise some more with this video from BBC Bitesize.

Click the picture below to access the video.

u video bitesize

Finally, this is a screenshot of an optional handwriting worksheet to print and use (attached below as a PDF).

u handwritinf

Friday 29th January

Maths

Follow the link for today's maths lesson.

'Session 5 - 1 more and less​​'

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/growing-6-7-8/

The following image supports lesson number 5.

Wk4 5

Challenge your child by putting two more things under the blanket at once, or taking two away at a time.  

Support your child by not covering the items so that they can see how many are there as they add or remove one.

English

You can access online reading books for free by signing up to Oxford Owl.  Your child will be able to listen to the reading book as well.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Phonics

Friday 29th January

Today we will be reviewing b. If your child is confident with this you may prefer to go straight to the second video.

For a further challenge, watch this video to practise reading and writing words with b.

Practise some more with this video from BBC Bitesize.

Click on the link below to access the video.

b bitesize

Finally, this is a screenshot of an optional handwriting worksheet to print and use (attached below as a PDF).

b handwriting

Further learning activities (Aim for two or three a day)

Test your jigsaw skills and your ICT skills by playing this online game.  Click the picture to get started.

space jigsaw Cbeebies

Click on the image to go to our Story page.  Listen to Ms Archer read Man on the Moon and then answer the questions.

Man on the Moon

Watch this episode about rockets with Maddie from CBeebies. Click on the picture to go to watch the programme. Tell your grown up one new fact you have learnt.

Maddie's Space Rockets

When rockets go up into space they leave pieces behind in space.  There is lots of space junk in space, and there is lots of rubbish down here on Earth too.  Make sure you always put your rubbish in a bin or take it home with you to get rid of.  

Maybe you can pick up litter when you go for your daily exercise. Make sure you wear gloves that you put in the wash when you get home and only pick up litter with an adult to make sure you are being safe.

Then remember to wash your hands afterwards!

litterpick

Look at these amazing ice sculptures that Ms Archer and her family made.  You will need a container, some water, string and some natural objects.  You could collect the objects from your garden or when you go out for your daily exercise. How do you think you will turn your water into ice? See if you work it out.

When they are frozen, hang them in your garden.  Watch what happens to them and see if you can explain it.

Ice challenge

Our lovely gardener, Mrs Mitchell has added some more gardening videos for you to see. 

Click on the image below to go straight to her latest news.

gardening link photo

Practise your cutting skills.  Here are some ideas.  (These are very easy to draw for your child). Alternatively, you can print out the PDF underneath.

Cutting skills

It's important to keep active, even in Lockdown.  Try this Wild Workout. Click on the picure below to try it out.

wild workout 1

Go to the Story page and listen to, Papa, Please Get Me the Moon.  Have a think about the questions that go with the story.

Click on the picture to go to our Story page.

Papa Moon

Make your own alien.  Here are some some ways you could make your alien.  You might have an idea of your own!  Keep your alien safe for a writing activity this week.

Alien ideas

Make an alien headband and then you can pretend you are an alien.

Head band

Make your own alien using saltdough. What not try adding things to decorate it - feathers, googly eyes, cut out shapes... Maybe you can make more than one.  When they dry out you can play with them. You could even paint them!

salt dough recipesalt dough alien

Watch this video about the planets.  How much can you remember about the planets? Can you remember all their names?

The Solar System Song (With Lyrics)-1.mp4

Maddie is here to take you into space and explore the solar system. Grab your favourite snack and settle down to learn some more about space with Maddie.

Maddie solar system

See how much you have found out about the planets.  Try this quiz by clicking on the picture.

Planets quiz

Challenge: can you zip your coat up all by yourself? Practise it this week and let us know if you manage to do it. If you can already do zips, practise fastening and unfastening buttons.  That can be fiddly!

zip

This is the Bear

Have a listen to Mrs Sharratt reading, This is the Bear. 

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This is the Bear questions

  • Who Pushed the Bear into the bin?
  • What is the Bear’s name?
  • How did the Bear feel when he was at the Dump?
  • Where will they go on their next day out?
  • Can you hear any words that rhyme* in the story?
    *Words that sound the same, they rhyme!

Archived powerpoints and videos

In this section we will keep a small number of activities you may want to revisit.

Watch the planets move around the sun in the video below:

Solar System Video.mp4

Have a go at joining in with 'The Planets' song in the video below:

Bemular - The Planets Song (Educational Kids Music & Video).mp4

Mrs Norris likes to tell the story of the vain queen Cassiopeia. Cassiopeia's constellation looks like a W in the sky. Can you find it? At our stay-late, we always have hot chocolate afterwards to warm up.  Maybe you'd like to do the same. Send us a photo of you star-gazing!

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Have a look at these interesting powerpoint presentations all about Space.

Everyday Learning in your Home

Learning around the Home

  • Reading skills: don't forget to enjoy stories together and talk about the stories you have read! 
  • Counting: Practise counting around the home: counting the stairs on the way to bed, counting out the fishfingers onto the baking tray ready to cook, counting out the cups for everyone in the family to have a drink, counting favourite teddies or toy cars etc.
  • Work on self-help skills - getting dressed and undressed without help, taking own plate to the kitchen after dinner, tidying away own toys. Doing buttons and zips can be tricky so practise really helps!
  • Practise listening and understanding skills - give your child an instruction with two parts.  E.g. put the cars away and then wash your hands ready for your snack.
  • Imaginative/mark-making: have a teddy bears picninc - or an action figure picnic! Write or draw invitations or thank you cards to the toy guests. 
  • Mark-making: use a paintbrush and a pot of water to do some mark-making in your garden.  Can you write your name? Practise the sounds we have been learning in phonics? Make patterns like zig-zags and swirls? Or pour some salt or flour into a bowl and make letters shapes in it with fingers.
  • Physical Development: Cut out pictures from old magazines or catalogues, or make some playdough and strengthen wrist and finger muscle while playing with it.
  • Physical Development/creative: Use the boxes, tubes and tubs from your recycling pile and create something new.  You could make a shaker using a pot and some rice or pasta; a house for a little character or teddy from boxes; some binoculars with toilet rolls and string, wool or ribbon, a jet pack from boxes and tubes.  Use pens to add detail to your models and lids to be wheels, or windows or buttons!
  • Imaginative/physical/creative: Use Lego or Duplo to make your own creations.  Maybe you can build a car, or a house, or a garden! Play with the mini figures and characters afterwards having an adventure with your creation.  Perhaps you can do some mark-making and draw a picture of your model and maybe even try to label it.
  • Imaginative/creative: Play with your teddies, dolls or action figures.  What are they going to do today?  Are they going to school?  Do the babies need putting to bed, or some milk? Do the teddies or the superheros need to save the day? Adventure awaits! Role play and small world play is a valuable play skill that promotes imagination and empathy.

 

Supporting Apps

There are also some good apps you can access to support reading and maths: 

Meet the Alphablocks

Meet the Alphablocks is a free app.  There is also a paid app that allows you to do more.

Read with Phonics Games

Read With Phonics Games. This is a great phonics app that takes children through recognising sounds, sounding out and reading words. 

Cbeebies Storytime

Cbeebies Storytime - an interactive storytime app.

Meet the Numberblocks

Meet the Numberblocks is a free app.  There is also a paid app that allows you to do adding with the Numberblocks.

AB Maths

The free version of AB Maths allows you to solve addition sums and play a bubble game to order numbers.  It is suitable for older siblings too. It cost £1.99 on Apple to upgrade to the paid version.

For further online and app based learning opportunities, check out the links at the bottom of the page.

Additional Family Support for Learning at home

Below are some resources to support you in supporting your child in all areas of the Early Years curriculum.

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