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School wider opening: Home Learning Activities
We hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of learning. It is hard to believe we are now in July. This week in English, we are looking at the story Supertato. For the maths we are looking at numbers within 20 and addition and subtraction. There are also some games to play. We have attached one game you may like to play below. Feel free to play other board games and memory games withthe people in your family. Don't forget to email us your work and remember we are an email away if you need anything.
Below is the home learning grid for the week beginning Monday 6th July. The lessons are from The Oak National Academy. https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/reception/
Have a good week and keep up the good work Hedgehogs!
Hedgehog Bubble A and B:
Well done for all your hard work last week! At home please follow lessons 2, 3 and 4 from the Maths. Last week we looked at subtraction. You may also wish to play the game below or other board games with your family.
For English, follow lessons 2, 4 and 5. Last week we looked at the Bible story of creation. We thought about things we like about the world we live in and wrote 'thank you' prayers. We started to look at how sometimes we don't always look after the Earth.
The library have launched the summer reading challenge online this year. This is a good way to encourage and motivate your children to continue reading during the summer holiday. Each year they have a different theme. This year it is the silly squad. You can register online at: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Don't forget you are still able to access Purple mash and choose your own learning activities. We have put up 5 topics onto MiniMash that you may like to explore. You can access MiniMash by logging onto PurpleMash and then clicking on MiniMash. Click on the pin at the top right hand side of page and it will give you a choice of 5 topics to explore. You are also free to explore activities in the virtual classroom.
Have a good week,
If you are coming back to school on the Thursday and Friday please follow lessons 1, 2 and 3 from the Maths on the chart below and lessons 2, 3 and 4 from the English. If you are coming back Monday and Tuesday please also follow 1,2,3, from the maths and 2,3,and 4 from the English.
If your child is returning to school this week, the powerpoint above might help to prepare them before they attend.
I hope that makes sense!
Best Wishes ,
Home Learning Links
Below are links to the websites we used last week. You may find it easier to access from here rather than the pdf document. We are looking at The Hungry Caterpillar.
Have fun and don't forget to email me with photos of your learning or any questions.
Best wishes from,
What is symmetry?
The Hungry Caterpillar
Please also remember that play is an important part of the children’s learning. During the school day they have lots of opportunities to learn through play. It is important for them to continue these play opportunities at this time - construction, role play, physical and small world play.
Mon 23rd March - Daily Read, Write , Inc phonics from the scheme we use at school can be accessed online now! Each film will be available for 24 hours via Facebook on our YouTube channel. Please watch with your child as this will really help them continue their reading development. Please ask your child whose phonic group they were in at school to find out which of the online videos they should watch. There are parent videos you may also find helpful.
Set 1 - 9:30am - for those children in Miss Alex/ Mrs Bovenzi’s , Mrs Green, Miss Johnson’s Group,
Set 2 - 10am – for those in Mrs Smith or Mrs Dunnett’s group.
Set 3 - 10:30am - for those in Mrs Minters Group
Here is the direct link to our YouTube page - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – Kids workouts to do at home
If its good weather and you can have a run around in the garden, bounce on your trampoline or kick around of your football as a brain break between doing your reading or other learning please try to. Also, if you can take your learning into the garden to count how many times you can bounce the ball in succession, the fresh air and activity will help.
Please find photographs of our bookmark words. If your child has completed the bookmarks then you can copy these words to create more. Sorry I do not have a hard copy to send out for you to print. Please practice reading them and spelling some of these words.
13.3.20- James Carter, a poet came to read his poetry , play the piano and his melodica! We had fun joining in with his rhymes and riddles.
11.3.20 We watched a theatre production of the Hobbit in the hall.
9th March- We had fun running a Sports relief mile morning!
World Book Day- parents came in and made potato characters. Can you work out what the characters are and which book they are from? We shared a book with our reading buddies from Otter class and our grown ups at the end of the day. What a lot of fun reading is!
March - we had a visit from baby Felix and his mother and sister. We learned that his neck muscles weren’t strong enough for him to hold his head up by himself and how he drank milk from a bottle. We talked about how we change from a baby to a toddler, child and adult.
25.2.20- the dental nurses visited us to teach the children about how to keep their teeth healthy. They learnt they need to have them checked by the dentist every 6 months. They met Dylan the dragon and found out how to clean their teeth in a circular motion all around the inside and then the tops, where food can get stuck, for 2 minutes.
30.1.20- Art Day - Jackson Pollock inspired artwork. The children have had a lot of fun learning about and experimenting with a range of styles using paint to produce large and smaller scale artwork . Parents are invited to come and look at our Art Gallery next Friday 7th February. We look forward to seeing you.
28.1.20 - Wellingborough Library Visit - Hedgehog class had a fabulous tour of the library from the Librarian at Wellingborough Library. She showed the children where they could find the nonfiction and fiction books for their age group. They enjoyed hearing the story Scared Little Red Riding Hood and using their library cards and machine to take out a book to take home. They have audio books that can be borrowed and events on during February Half term children and parents can get involved with.
21.1.20- Thank you parents for coming to our Stay and Play a board game event this afternoon. The children enjoyed improving their turn taking skills, counting and other number skills. There were a lovely range of games.
14.1.20- this week we introduced our “Once upon a time” theme with our Goldilocks crime scene. The children were detectives looking for clues and recording their findings using the recording clipboards, iPads and recording magnifying glasses.
The children also looked at the change to the porridge oats after cooking and enjoyed tasting them.
26.11.19 - Stay and create day- parents joined us to make decorations and creations. Take a look at some of the things we made.
The baptism of Spike at the Church- the children stood by the font to watch Mrs Deamer baptise Spike, marking his forehead with the sign of the cross using water.
18.11.19- Maths Day. The theme was measures. We made paper chains and compared and ordered the lengths. We weighed fruit to find the heaviest and lightest. We also explored the capacity of different cups, filling the up so they were full, nearly full, half full and nearly empty. When we made models we talked about the features of the shapes we used. Outside we made towers as tall as we are and compared them to our friends.
21.10.19- we went on an Autumn walk this morning - we collected different shaped and coloured leaves that had fallen from the trees. We saw horse-chestnut, beech, oak and silver birch leaves. We collected some leaves as well as pine cones and helicopters.
9.10.19- making bread like the little red hen!
8.10.19- Come and see Marvellous me! Parents and carers came in to see their Reception children and support them with their learning. Thank you for joining us!
13.9.19 - Welcome to our New Hedgehogs! The new Reception children have been learning new routines and our school rules in the first few days in school. They have had fun exploring their new classroom, the craft area and the outside area. There was a lot of excitement at trying out our brand new adventure climbing area!
27.6.19 - Chance to shine cricket - learning to bat this week.
25.6.19 - West Lodge Farm Trip - we had a lot of fun learning about the animals and crops grown at West Lodge farm. Farmer James explained all about the wheat and rape seed oil grown at the farm as well as the Highland cows, Red Ruby Devon cows and Suffolk sheep as we travelled around the farm on our Tractor Ride. The children had fun grooming the ponies, feeding the lambs, having a cuddle with the guinea pigs and George (the rather large rabbit!) We walked around the farm enclosures to see all the poultry, goats and sows with their piglets and last of all we cheered on the piglets in their races!
12.6.19- Chance to Shine cricket lesson - we learnt how to hold our hands with our finger pointing up to catch the ball. We did some reaction catching too! We re hoping the weather will be better next week so we can go outside on the grass to learn some more cricket skills next week.
5.6.19- we started our new topic with a mapping activity. We found some strange animal tracks up on our adventure area and followed them to find out what was leaving footprints..........Oh no it’s a Gruffalo!
24.5.19- The butterflies emerged from their chrysalis and the ladybird appeared from the pupae. We released our butterflies and our ladybirds into our outdoor area.
We had our country dancing and maypole dancing afternoon. We danced very well, we hope you enjoyed your cream teas and our performances.
May 2019- The Ugly Bug Ball- we ve had fun outside going on minibeast hunts. We had a mystery box with a letter asking us to look after some tiny eggs, which have changed a lot! The eggs hatched and we had Caterpillars which are now in their own chrysalis. We ve been retelling the story of the very hungry caterpillar. Take a look at our wonderful stories and information pages about different minibeasts.
2.5.19- m and m productions performed Alice in Wonderland this afternoon and you will see from the photos how amazing it was. The children enjoyed the story and the acting.
All about Spring!
26.3.19- Easter Experience- we had a lovely time at the church learning about each part of the Easter story. We learnt how Jesus washed his friend’s feet, how he broke bread with them as well as writing and drawing our hopes and dreams.
20.3.19- Holi - we learnt about Holi-the Hindu festival, celebrating and welcoming Spring. We tried on beautiful clothes , made rangoli patterns and listened to our visitor explain all about Holi.
19.3.19 - Science Day- We began the day with a golden mile because the focus for the day was our bodies. We did an experiment with egg shells to find out the efffect of sugar on our teeth. Sam did our assembly and told us why we had saliva, ear wax, tears and snot in our noses. Then we went into our groups and made some lungs, a play-dough man with a skeleton to help him to stand upright and ear cones to help us learn why we have ears and how they work. Finally we met our grown ups at the end of the day to tell them what we had learnt.
7.3.19- world book day - fabulous character t-shirts, reading buddies from otter class. A fun filled day of reading activities!
6.3.19 - Walk around the Local area - we walked around the streets near the school looking for different street furniture and to see the different uses of the buildings. We completed a tally chart to show how many postboxes, shops, garages and hotels we found. We learnt about some of the uses of the buildings before they became flats and offices. One of the buildings used to be a boot and shoe makers but now has changed to flats people live in. We put into practise crossing the road safely, something we have been learning about and practising on our playground. We saw a pelican crossing, which we know is a safe place to cross.
6.2.19 - Maths Day - it was all about triangles! We explored, investigated, created and reasoned all about the 3 sides, 3 cornered, flat, 2D shape inside, outside and in the creative area.
22.1.19 - Stay and play a board game - it was lovely to see so many parents armed with board games ready to support their children and their friends with turn taking and number skills to play the games.
The children have been learning the talk for writing story Goldilocks and the 3 bears. They have been writing descriptions of Goldilocks for their Wanted posters as well as exploring and finding out the colours needed to make pink, brown and green to paint the characters. They made porridge, looked at the changes that occurred when heat was added and finally tasted it!
"I made green! First I used the blue and a little yellow and it made bluey. I put some more yellow in to make it more green" - whilst mixing the paint she needed for the trees.
"Mummy bear is making porridge....the porridge is ready but its too hot, so we will go for a walk" - a child retold the story whilst in the role play area.
"that's daddy bears cos that's got more porridge. That's mummy's because his has less in it. Mine is baby bear's because its got a little bit in it." - whilst tasting the porridge.
" its sticky!" - talking about the cooked porridge.
15.1.19 - Recycling/ Plastics awareness Art day - the children learnt about the damage that plastics are doing to our beaches and seas and the importance of recycling. They learnt how we need to Reduce, Reuse and recycle items we use and not just automatically throw away.
7.11.18 - Today we had our WW1 commemoration day. The children dressed up as children, soldiers and nurses living during the war years. We had a visit from Dan, who was dressed as a British soldier and who works at Wellingborough Museum. He brought in artefacts for the children to see, touch and try on. They found out what materials the helmets had been made from and how heavy some of them were. They also found out how hard tac biscuits were. It's well worth a visit to the museum, which is free!
Oct 2018 - The dental nurses came in to explain to us how important it is to brush our teeth twice a day and which foods are good and which are bad for our teeth. We took home a little dental pack and we've been pretending to be dentists and patients in our role play dentist.