Robins – Reception

Welcome to Robins Class Page

We are a Reception Class

Our class teacher is Mrs Brown and our learning support assistant is Mrs Dow

Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see what is coming up next week:

EYFS Newsletter – 30.11.20

 

Topic overview for ‘Celebrations’ Celebrations overview

Take a look at what we have been up to this week. Don’t forget it is elf school day on Monday.

Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see what is coming up next week:

EYFS Newsletter – 23.11.20

We have enjoyed drawing pictures of our favourite toys in class and learning about mixing colours. We have been doing so well learning the songs for our Christmas show.

Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see what is coming up next week:

EYFS Newsletter – 16.11.20

We have enjoyed exploring toys from the past and learning games played in other countries. We looked at different materials and made kites. We enjoyed the penalty shoot out for children in need.

 

Have a look at our new topic overview Toys and Games overview

 

We have had so much fun learning about traditional tales. Our favourite was The Three Little Pigs. We made lots of different houses out of construction materials and used a balloon pump to see if they were ‘wolf proof’ we had lots of fun. We enjoyed learning the little pigs rap and thinking of silly building materials the pigs could have used. We have learnt the names of different types of houses and looked at different building materials.

 

See you all next week

 

Mrs Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk to School week information

Walk To School Letter Nov 2020

 

Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see what is coming up next week:

EYFS Newsletter – 9.11.20

 

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EYFS Newsletter – 2.11.20

 

Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see what is coming up next week:

EYFS Newsletter – 19.10.20

Information for our topic Traditional tales

Traditional Tales and rhyme overview

A super end to the half term. We really enjoyed our birthday party!

Well done to everyone for all the wonderful work they have done at home. I have enjoyed marking your work each day. Don’t forget to send you red home learning book back to school. It was so lovely to see you all again today. We loved playing with our friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This power point will provide parents/carers with a greater understanding of what the early years foundation stage looks like. Please take your time to have a read through it.

Parent Information on EYFS


Thank you for all of the lovely work that you have been sending, we have had a huge response! We are aware that some parents have been having difficulties logging on and accessing the work. We are trying to resolve this issue. If you have access to another device eg. phone or ipad, try logging on using the app rather than the website. We will also upload the set tasks to our class webpages on the school website.

ClassDojo

 

Please use this link to add yourself to our class.

Once the parent account has been set up you can link your child to your account.

https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CJNDNT6

 

 

Thursday 15th October- Home learning 

15.10.2020- Phonics

Daily phonics lesson video: Learn to read ck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY7448bXLJI  
Follow along: Say the ck sound along with the video and practice writing the letters in your home learning book. Discuss how it sounds exactly the same as c and k but when the letters are put together it still makes the same sound. Look at the list of words and point at the ck sound in each

15.10.2020- Science

Science- Bubble Investigation

You will need: bowl, washing liquid, straw

Fill a deep bowl half full with luke warm water. Add a small squirt of washing up liquid. Put the bottom of the straw into the water and lightly blow into it. Can you see bubbles forming on the top?

The bubbles are formed because you are blowing air from your lungs into the water and soap mixture. The bubbles hold air inside them.

15.10.2020- Fine motor

Watch Fitness Finger Exercises video and join in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2tBH_XyeJc

Give your child a bowl or bucket of water and a paint brush. Allow them to paint an imaginary picture using water. If you can go in your garden pretend to paint the fence.

15.10.2020- Maths 

Using 8 objects place them randomly, not in a line. Let your child guess how many without counting and show that many fingers. Move objects to a line and count them slowly.

Using 5 objects count them. Tell your child to close their eyes and the adult takes 2 away. Explain that there were 5 but 2 were moved leaving 3 objects. Write 5-2=3 and explain that 5 take away 2 equals 3. Repeat, taking 1, 3, 4 and 5 objects away.

You can explain that the words take away and subtract mean the same.

Wednesday 14th October- Home learning

14.10.2020- Phonics 

Daily phonics lesson video: Practice blending sounds previously taught to read words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKBslL5m73E

(Reception Lesson 15 – part 2)

Follow along: Can you recognise all of the sounds at the beginning? If there are any tricky ones, keep practicing them. Sound out and blend to read words along with the teacher. Practice writing these words in your home learning book: tap, sat, dig.

14.10.2020- Maths

Write numbers to 10 on pieces of paper and put them in order.

Have a teddy or a doll to swap 2 numbers around. Your child is to guess which numbers have been swapped. Continue with different numbers. If this is too difficult remove 1 number and let your child say which number is missing.

Count out 6 objects. Have 6 on the right and write 6+0+=6. Explain that this means 6 add zero makes 6. Then move another object to the right. Write 5+1=6 and explain. Continue until all are on the right.

14.10.2020- Art

Mixing Colours.

Watch the video about mixing colours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW4LTc4mWkw

Look at the colour mixing PowerPoint on the class story. Can you guess the colour before you click on each answer?

Have a go at mixing your own colours. You could do this using crayons, colouring pencils or paint (always start with the lighter colour and add in the darker colour). Mix these colours together: red and yellow, blue and yellow, red and blue. What colours did you make?

14.10.2020- English

Watch the story ‘The Leaf Man’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q58wQeno4IY

Design your own leaf man and write three places he blows on his journey in your red home learning book

Tuesday 13th October- Home learning 

13.10.2020- Phonics

Daily phonics lesson video: Practice blending sounds previously taught to read words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpNybdpGCCc

(Reception Lesson 14 – part 2)

Follow along: Can you recognise all of the sounds at the beginning? If there are any tricky ones, keep practicing them. Sound out and blend to read words along with the teacher. Practice writing these words in your home learning book: cat, nod, got.

13.10.2020- Fine motor 

Get a ball of playdoh and join in with if you’re happy and you know it dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2tBH_XyeJc

Use your playdoh to make some playdoh cupcakes. If you have any candles have a go at sticking these in your cupcakes.

13.10.2020- Maths

Get 5 objects. Put them on the left.  This means 5 add zero equals 5.

Move 1 object to the right. Say 4 add 1 makes 5.

Then move another object to the right. Say 3 add 2 makes 5.

Continue this until all objects are on the right. Say Zero add 5 makes 5.

13.10.2020- Understanding the World

Watch the video on Oak National Academy; ‘To identify what makes me unique’: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-what-makes-me-unique-cdjkee

Once you have watched the video, draw a picture of something that makes you unique in your home learning book e.g. your hair colour, another language that you can speak or something that you are good at. Please write the date and Understanding the World at the top of the page.

Monday 12th October- Home learning

12.10.2020- Phonics

Daily phonics lesson video: Learn to read k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au8edtdBO3w

(Reception Lesson 14 – part 1)

Follow along: Say the k sound along with the video and practice writing the letter in your home learning book. Discuss how it sounds exactly the same as c but is written as a different letter. Can you find any objects that begin with k around your house?

12.10.2020- Science

Investigate dissolving.

Watch the video on BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjty4wx/articles/zpbdpbk

Explain that when something dissolves in water, it looks as if it has disappeared. However, the substance has not disappeared; it has mixed with the water to make a see-through (transparent) liquid.

Dissolving experiment: Get four cups of warm water. Place 2 teaspoons of the following substances into each: pasta, flour, salt and sugar. Mix with a spoon and observe whether the substance dissolves or not. Predict what you think will happen. Was your predication true or false?

12.10.2020- Maths

Model counting on fingers to 20.

Adult call out number and children show that many fingers.

Show a number of fingers up to six. Ask children to call out how many fingers you are showing. How quick can they be? Repeat showing a different amount.

Ask children to put their hands behind their backs while you roll a dice. Children show with their fingers the number of dots on the dice (as quickly as they can). Repeat.

Can they recognise the number  of dots without counting?

12.10.2020- English

Watch ‘We’re Going on a leaf Hunt’ https://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=c5p-fuvUYBM&hl=en-GB

Imagine you went on a leaf hunt. Where would you go? Draw pictures in your red home learning book of all the places you would go on your leaf hunt.

Friday 9th October-Home learning

9.10.2020- Phonics

Daily phonics lesson video: Practice blending sounds to read words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_LqbZKkdlE&list=TLPQMDcxMDIwMjDR0vKh-EdyAQ&index=2

(Reception Lesson 13 – part 2)

Follow along: Sound out the words slowly along with the video and stretch your hands apart as you say each sound. Blend them together and clap, saying the word out loud.

9.10.2020- English

Watch the lesson on ‘The Little Red Hen’: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-sing-and-map-a-story-6wukgd?activity=video&step=1

Ask a grown up to make a video of you performing the story.

Use your red home learning exercise book to draw a story map of the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ and use it to tell someone the story.

9.10.2020- Maths

Clap several times and ask your child to count the claps quietly to themselves. Ask how many claps there were? Repeat with different amounts.

Use the sheet to count objects to 10. The most important thing is that your child counts each set slowly, pointing to each object as they count. If they can, get them to try to write the numbers. An adult can write the number to show them what it looks like.

If your child is confident with numbers to 10, use objects in your house to count sets up to 20.

counting to 10 9.10.20

9.10.2020- Science

Ketchup and coin experiment.

Watch this video: https://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=WhAgQEr1LOE&hl=en-GB

Find a dirty coin. Squirt some tomato ketchup into a small dish and place the coin into it, making sure the coin is completely submerged. Leave the coin for 5-10 minutes and then remove and rinse it under warm water. Does it look any cleaner?

If you have any of the other items (washing up liquid, vinegar, salt, lemon juice) you can also try them to see if they clean your coin.

Thursday 8th October- Home learning

8.10.2020- Phonics 

Daily phonics lesson video: Learn to read the sound: c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjHq1EbOtPE&list=TLPQMDcxMDIwMjDR0vKh-EdyAQ&index=1

(Reception Lesson 13 – part 1)

Follow along: practice saying the sound and the words that begin with the c sound. Practice writing c lots of times in your home learning book and find things around your house that begin with this sound.

8.10.2020- Maths

Tell your child that they are learning about position − that means where things are.

Hold up a soft toy. Balance it on your head and ask children, Where is it? Emphasise ʻon top ofʼ. Then hold it under your arm. Where is it? Emphasise ʻunderʼ.

Give your child a soft toy and give directions, for example: Put the toy under your right hand. Move the toy next to your left foot. Place it on top of your head.

Please look at the class story to find the positional language PowerPoint.

8.10.2020- Fine motor

Do some finger warm up exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7U4jFs1jo4

Give your child a basket of pegs and ask them to practise clipping the pegs around a bucket or bowl.

8.10.2020- Understanding the World

Watch the video on Oak National Academy; ‘To name different people in my family’: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-name-different-people-in-my-family-61h30e

Once you have watched the video, draw a picture of your family in your home learning book. Please write the date and Understanding the World at the top of the page.

Wednesday 7th October- Home learning

7.10.2020- Fine motor

Give your child a ball of playdoh or a piece of scrunched up paper.

Put on dough disco on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-CQrjI0uY

Draw a lined pattern on a piece of paper and ask children to go over the pattern using counters/coins

7.10.2020- Phonics

Daily phonics lesson video: Learn to blend sounds together to read a word.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag3NAwTS_Vk

(Reception Autumn term – Lesson 11: part 2)

Follow along: practise sounding out the words and then blending them together along with the video. Start with your hands pressed together (like a clap) and stretch them apart slightly with each sound m – a – t. Once you have stretched each sound out, clap your hand together again and blend the sounds together to make the word ( m – a – t   à  mat ).

7.10.2020- Maths

Roll a dice. (Draw dots on pieces of paper if you do not have a dice!) Ask child to say the number without counting- they can show the number on their fingers or call it out as quick as possible.

Discuss what your child does in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Your child is to draw a picture of something they do in the morning and something they do in the afternoon. Use your ‘Home School Learning’ book, using one page for both drawings. Please put the date and ‘Maths’ at the top of the page.

7.10.2020- Computing

Show your child how to use an iPad / tablet / phone to take a photograph. Show them which button to press and have a go at taking both landscape and portrait photographs.

Can your child independently take a picture using the iPad / tablet / phone? Take photographs of your favourite things around your house or garden.

Tuesday 6th October- Home learning 

6.10.2020- English

Read ‘This Floats, That Sinks’ on Active Learn.

Your username and password can be found in your reading record. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=

Make a list together of objects that float and objects that sink. Draw them in your red home learning book.

6.10.2020- Science 

Floating and sinking.

Read ‘This Floats, That Sinks’ on Bug Club. Your username and password can be found in your reading record. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=

Can you remember which items floated and which sunk?

Fill a basin with water and collect different objects from around your house. Set them in the water. Do they float or sink to the bottom?

6.10.2020- Maths 

Write the days of the week on different pieces of paper. Discuss the order, and initial letters of the words. Place in order. Ask questions like, If it is Saturday today, what day was it yesterday? If tomorrow is Tuesday, what day is it today?

Discuss what days the child does activities e.g. Monday is swimming, Friday we go to the park. Listen to the song https://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg&hl=en-GB

6.10.2020- Phonics

Daily phonics lesson video: Learn to read and write g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6cOcSJLXo0

(Reception Autumn term – Lesson 11: part 1)

Follow along: practice saying the sound and the words that begin with the g sound. Practice writing g lots of times in your home learning book and find things around your house that begin with this sound. Play eye spy with your child using words that begin with the sounds that they have learnt so far: s a t p i n m d g

Monday 5th October- Home learning 

5.10.20 English

Watch the lesson on ‘The Little Red Hen’:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-and-join-in-with-a-story-c5h36t?activity=video&step=1

Draw your favourite moment from the story in your home learning book.

5.10.20 Maths

Count forwards to 20 and then back to 0, clapping with each count. Repeat several times.

Chant the days of the week in order. Ask, What day is it today? What day will it be tomorrow? Explain that ʻtodayʼ means the day we are in now, ʻtomorrowʼ means the day after today (after one sleep) and ʻyesterdayʼ means the day before today.

Listen to the days of the week song https://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=mXMofxtDPUQ&hl=en-GB

5.10.20: Music

Using everyday objects as percussion instruments.

Investigate how many sounds can be made using different spoons – metal, plastic and wooden. Run them along a radiator or lightly tap different surfaces outside with them e.g. the ground, outdoor wall etc.

Can you find any other objects around you house that could be used as a percussion instrument? Experiment with the sounds that you can make

5.10.20- Phonics

Daily phonics lesson video: Review the sounds: i, n, m, d https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5w9Ax-uiQM&t=26s

(Reception Autumn term – Lesson 10)

Follow along; practice saying the sounds and writing them in your home learning book. You could also draw a picture of something that begins with each of the letters.

Friday 2nd October

Maths

Listen to counting song 10 Green Bottles.

https://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=T0ooQv7oHvw

Adults write numbers 0-10 on individual pieces of paper/ post it notes. Make Lego towers next to each number.

Phonics

Daily phonics lesson video:

Learn to read and write the d sound.

Visit DFE/TES letters and sounds lessons

Select Reception Autumn term – Lesson 9

Follow along; practice saying the sound and writing it on a piece of paper. Find objects in your house that begin with d.

 

Fine motor skills

Give your child a ball of playdoh or a piece of scrunched up paper. Put on dough disco on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-CQrjI0uY

Use scissors to cut out some pictures from a magazine. Or draw some circles and squares on a piece of paper and cut them out.

 

English

This week we have been reading the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen.

Click on the link to listen to the story being read.

https://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=Iou5LV9dRP0 

Go on your own bear hunt around your house and garden. Pretend to find some swishy grass, splashy puddles, squelchy mud, a dark forest, a snowstorm and a gloomy cave. Travel through each obstacle making the sound effects from the story e.g. squelch, splash, tip toe.

Take a photograph of your child acting out part of the story.  (If Class Dojo)

Have fun on your adventure!

 


Well done to all the children who have uploaded their home learning tasks onto their ClassDojo. I have really enjoyed seeing all you lovely work. Remember that we will be posting tasks each day. Mrs Brown

Your child has been allocated two reading books. Please send these to school each day alongside their reading record book. One of the books is a phonic book and one is a story book. Please listen to your child read one of their books each day. Some of the books will have no words in them these books focus on developing children’s language and comprehension skills. Please discuss the story with your child and look at the pictures also practise turning the pages in the correct order. Get your child to look for familiar sounds in the story if they cannot read the words. Some of the books will have key words/sounds on the front or back cover. Please look at the front page in the reading record book as there is guidance for parents/carers. Please write a positive comment each time you listen to your child read one of their books. In the reading record there are log in details for Active Learn, your child will have books allocated on there to read they can be found in ‘My Stuff.’ We ask that water bottles are not put in book bags to prevent reading books being damaged.

Happy reading!

Exploring our senses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring shapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making our family members out of playdoh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having fun outside

 

Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see whats coming up next week:

EYFS Newsletter – 28.9.20

The Robins have had a great week learning all about how they have changed from when they were a baby. We have enjoyed sharing our baby photographs and learning what we can do now that we couldn’t do then. We have enjoyed doing PE outdoors. Please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly marked with your name as we have had some missing items already.

Thanks

Mrs Brown

Your child will be coming home with a special book. This is to record any exciting things that you do together. It could be that you’ve been on a special walk, visited a castle, or taken the bus to town. The idea is that a page is filled in with your child , then they can share it with the class. (Adult or child can write a few sentences and a bus ticket, a leaf, or a photograph could be stuck in)

 

 

 

 

 

                                                    Please remember that we have staggered drop off and pick up times.

Start of day          End of day

Surnames A-G                  8.40am                             3.05pm

Surnames H-N                  8.45am                             3.10pm

Surnames O-Z                  8.50am                             3.15pm

Have a look at our weekly newsletter to see whats coming up next week:EYFS Newsletter – 14.9.20

Our lovely classroom

Topic overview for our new topic

‘Magical Me’ topic overview

I am so happy my new Robins have settled so well in our school. You have all been amazing! Next week our topic is ‘Magical Me’ please send in a baby photograph of your child with their name on the back. Here are some photographs of the children enjoying their first few days playing together and making new friends. Hope you all have a rest at the weekend. See you on Monday!

Mrs Brown

 

We will have PE on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure both kits are in your PE bag and all items of clothing and pumps are clearly labelled with your name.

Bird topic overview

bird topic overview

Download our list of topics

topic dates 2020-2021 (1)

EYFS Newsletter – 7.9.20

Listen to a special message from your class teacher.


Hello to all the new Robins,

I hope you have all had a great summer! I am really looking forward to meeting you all in September. I bet you will all look very smart in your new uniform. I hope you will all have lots of smiles coming into school. We are going to have lots of fun together in our class.

See you all soon

Mrs Brown x