Acorn

 
Welcome to Acorn!
 
 
2019 - 2020
 
Mrs Stockton - Class Teacher
Mrs Spong - Teaching Assistant
 
Hello Acorn Class !! 
 
Hello to all our Fantastic Home Learners! 
We hope you have enjoyed a sunny break.
This week, we are going on an adventure with
"The Snail and the Whale".
 
Remember to keep happy and healthy
and above all enjoy this extra time with your family.
 
Underneath this post you should see a new set of
activities for next week.
 
We would love to see some of the learning you are doing at home so if you tweet your pictures, don't forget to mention our school @BirchwoodPrim.
 
Remember to keep yourselves busy and active.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon,
until then keep safe. 
 
From Mrs Stockton and Mrs Spong.
 
Jolly Phonics songs can be found using the following link
 

The DfE have set up a YouTube channel to provide daily Letters and Sounds lessons for children to continue to practise their phonics knowledge.

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured?disable_polymer=1 

 

Remember STAY SAFE online too.  Visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

In lieu of any opportunities for competition, or skill development, School Games have teamed up with Topya! to provide a platform for schools parents and teachers to recommend and even track activity levels. 

Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!

 

  • To access the app follow the following instructions.
  • Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Create your Parent account
  • When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter 23880 and then choose Primary or Secondary School League based on which type of school your child attends
  • Then create your kid(s) account(s)
  • Let them work on the activities on their own device or film and upload videos from your device on their behalf!
  • Local area page: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/queen-elizabeth/ Twitter @schoolgames_nw

 

Your children might be in lockdown, 

but their imaginations don’t have to be.

 

With now>press>play At Home, your children can access 21 Audio Adventures, complete with follow on resources. Whether it’s the Arctic, Ancient Egypt or a Mission to Mars, our Audio Adventures will transport your children to another world.  

www.nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/  Password: nowpressplay

Reception: Week beginning 01.06.20

Remember to practise your phonics knowledge with daily letter and sound lessons on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured?disable_polymer=1

 

Monday 1st June:

Phonics: Go to the Phonic Tracker website and play a game of ‘Banana Wordarama’.  https://www.phonicstracker.com/games/BananaWordarama/index  Click on Phase 2 and/or Phase 3 and help the monkey read the words and grab the fruit.

Writing: Watch the story of ‘The Snail and the Whale’ on BBC iPlayer (25 minutes long) https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale and discuss it with your grown up. As a challenge, how many places can you remember that the whale and the snail visited?

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 6 and follow the instructions for Day 1.  Maths this week is based on the story The Snail and the Whale and today we will be thinking about pattern. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Expressive Art and Design:  Listen to ‘Down in the Deep Blue Sea’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pMEQsk3c5Y  and create your own actions to the song.   

Tuesday 2nd June:

Reading: Go to Oxford Owl Free E-books https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page. Search for the book ‘The Star Fish’. Read the story with your grown up, make sure to sound out the words carefully.  Look out for the two syllable words!

Writing:  Think about our story “The Snail and the Whale”.  What is your favourite part of the story?  Can you draw a picture of your favourite part and write a sentence to explain why you enjoy that part the most?

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 6 and follow the instructions for Day 2.  Maths this week is based on the story The Snail and the Whale and today we will be thinking about pattern. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

PSED: The snail and the whale are very good friends.  The Whale helped the snail see the world and the snail helped the whale when he was in trouble beached on the shore.  Can you think of ways that we help our friends at school?  You can draw a picture or write a sentence to show how you help. 

Wednesday 3rd June:

Phonics: Go on a sound hunt around your house or garden and find something that starts with these letter sounds; s, a, t, p, i, n.  As a challenge, can you find more than one object beginning with each letter?

Writing:  Do you like to travel like the Snail?  Can you draw a picture and write a sentence about one of your most favourite places you have visited?  If could be somewhere you have been on holiday or you could draw a picture and write a sentence about somewhere you would like to go to!

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 6 and follow the instructions for Day 3.  Maths this week is based on the story The Snail and the Whale and today we will be thinking about numbers and making tallies. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Understanding the World:  The whale is the largest animal in the ocean.  What other animals live in the ocean?  Research using books or the internet or by asking your grown up. 

Thursday 4th June:

Reading: Read a story with your grown up (it can be your school reading book or one you already have at home).  Can you tell your grown up what happened in the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the story?

Writing:  The whale is the largest animal on earth and the snail is a very small animal.  Write a list of similarities and differences between the snail and the Whale.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 6 and follow the instructions for Day 4.  Maths this week is based on the story The Snail and the Whale and today we will be thinking about odd and even numbers. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Expressive Arts & Design:  If you were a snail what type of house would you carry on your back?  Maybe you would like a rainbow shell?  Draw a picture of a snail with a very special home on its back.

Friday 5th June:

Phonics: Read the sentences and answer yes or no.  You can write the sentences out and draw a tick if they are right or draw a cross if they are wrong.  1.  Is the sun wet?  2.  Can a duck quack?  3.  Can a vet fix a jet?  4. Has a fox got six legs?

Writing: Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLCtVGB1mFw.  See how many facts you can remember about snails.  Draw a picture of a snail and label it, as a challenge write a fact about snails on your picture.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 6 and follow the instructions for Day 5.  Maths this week is based on the story The Snail and the Whale and today we will be thinking about positional language. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Expressive Arts and Design:  Make a boat and decorate it.  Test it and see if it floats.  You could make more than one boat and have boat races!  Who can blow their boat along the water the fastest?!

Reception: Week beginning 18.05.20

 

 Monday 18th May:

Phonics: Go to the Phonic Tracker website and play a game of ‘Word Racer’.  https://www.phonicstracker.com/games/WordRacer/index  Click on Phase 2 and/or Phase 3 and practise reading the words.

Writing: Watch the story of ‘Yucky Worms’ on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV3A864z9W0 and discuss it with your grown up. As a challenge, can you remember any facts about worms?

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 5 and follow the instructions for Day 1.  Maths this week is based on the story Superworm and today we will be thinking about pattern. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Expressive Art and Design:  Listen / Watch Mr Tumble’s ‘There’s a worm at the bottom of the garden’.  Can you learn the song and create your own movements like a wiggly worm?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqchPrhezxQ

Tuesday 19th May:

Reading: Go to Oxford Owl Free E-books https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page. Search for the book ‘The Big Carrot’. Read the story with your grown up, make sure to sound out the words carefully.

Writing:  Listen to the story of ‘Yucky Worms’ from yesterday. While you are watching, think of all the facts you are learning about worms.  Can you draw a picture of a worm in the garden and as a challenge can you write a sentence about worms.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 5 and follow the instructions for Day 2.  Maths this week is based on the story Superworm and today we will be thinking number lines and counting backwards https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

PSED: Superworm is a hero to all his friends.  Listen to the story on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg.  Can you do something kind to help a member of your family?  This could be helping your grown up with a job in the house or garden.

Wednesday 20th May:

Phonics: Watch the Phase 3 Tricky Word Song on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY. Choose 5 tricky words.  Can you say them, or as a challenge, write a sentence to include each tricky word?  Can you say or write a sentence that includes more than one tricky word? 

Writing:  Thinking about our story ‘Superworm’, can you draw a picture of your favourite super hero and as a challenge write a sentence about why they are your favourite super hero.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 5 and follow the instructions for Day 3.  Maths this week is based on the story Superworm and today we will be thinking about timing our activities https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Understanding the World: Worms help to make compost which is good for plants and flowers.  What else helps a flower to grow?  Research using books or the internet or by asking your grown up. 

Thursday 21st May:

Reading: Read a story with your grown up (it can be your school reading book or one you already have at home).  Stop half way through the book … Can you guess/predict what is going to happen next?  If it is a book you already know, can you and your grown up think of a new/different ending for the story.

Writing: Draw a picture of yourself as a superhero.  Superworm was kind and strong.  Write a sentence telling me what your super power would be.  Maybe your super power is to fly, see through buildings or turn yourself invisible!

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 5 and follow the instructions for Day 4.  Maths this week is based on the story Superworm and today we will be thinking about money. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Expressive Arts & Design: Using sticks, stones and leaves can you create your favourite mini beast?  You could make a ladybird using leaves for its body, sticks for its legs and small stones for its spots.

Friday 22nd May:

Phonics: Make a list of phase 2 tricky words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0.  Using small pieces of square paper or card (you could use the back of an old cereal box) create 2 sets of tricky words.  Now you can play a game of matching pairs with your tricky words! 

Writing: Draw a picture of your favourite bug.  Then write all the words you can think of around your picture that rhyme with bug.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Summer Term Week 5 and follow the instructions for Day 5.  Maths this week is based on the story Superworm and today we will be thinking about length. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Expressive Arts and Design:  Make a paper aeroplane, then with your grown up see who can fly their plane the furthest. As an extra challenge measure how far you flew your planes or keep a score and add up the score at the end to see who won.

Reception: Week beginning 11.05.20

 

Monday 11th May:

Phonics: Go to the Phonic Tracker website and play a game of Bella the Builder.  https://www.phonicstracker.com/games/BellaTheBuilder/index.  Click on Phase 2 and choose any of the sounds that you would like to practise.

Writing: Watch the story of ‘Spider!  True Friend’ on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2G0q-1r_Ys and discuss it with your grown up. As a challenge, can you retell the story to your grown up.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 4 and follow the instructions for Day 1.  Maths this week is based on the story The Very Busy Spider and today we will be thinking about pattern. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Expressive Art and Design:  Learn the nursery rhyme ‘Incy Wincy Spider’.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=YAJynCIsNUg&feature=emb_logo .  Create your own sequence of action / movements to go with this nursery rhyme.    

Tuesday 12th May:

Reading: Go to Oxford Owl Free E-books https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page. Search for the book ‘Patterns’. Read the story with your grown up, make sure to sound out the words carefully.

Writing:  Listen to the story of ‘Spider!  True Friend’ from yesterday. While you are watching, think about which part of the story is your favourite.  Can you draw a picture of your favourite part and as a challenge either label it or write a sentence about it.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 4 and follow the instructions for Day 2.  Maths this week is based on the story The Very Busy Spider and today we will be thinking about subtraction number stories. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

PSED: Today we have been thinking about our best friend.  Make a card for your best friend and write a special message inside to give to them next time you see them.

Wednesday 13th May:

Phonics: Watch the Phase 3 Tricky Word Song on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY. Ask your grown up to read out the tricky words, while you write them as a list. How many did you get right? Keep your list in a safe place, you will need it on Friday.

Writing:  Thinking about our story ‘Spider!  True Friend’, can you draw a picture of you and your best friend and write a sentence about why they are your best friend.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 4 and follow the instructions for Day 3.  Maths this week is based on the story The Very Busy Spider and today we will be thinking about number bonds to 10. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Understanding the World: Bake or make a healthy treat.  This could be a smoothie or a healthy salad.

Thursday 14th May:

Reading: Read a story with your grownup (it can be your school reading book or one you already have at home). Create your own book cover for the story. If you want a challenge – can you write about what they did?

Writing: Watch spiders for kids.  It is full of Spider facts.  Watch carefully and see how many spider facts you can remember.  You will need these facts for tomorrow’s writing activity.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=WUx2qqPUyOI&feature=emb_logo .

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 4 and follow the instructions for Day 4.  Maths this week is based on the story The Very Busy Spider and today we will be thinking about doubling. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Expressive Arts & Design: Log into Skoolbo and click on BrainBreaks. Then choose Bugs and Creepy Crawlies. Enjoy following the actions and singing along to some mini beasts.

Friday 15th May:

Phonics: Using the Tricky Word List you made on Wednesday, can you write some sentences using these words. Remember to use your robot arms and sounds.

Writing: We have been learning lots about spiders this week.  Can you draw a spider and write a fact (or more than 1) about spiders.  You could even research spiders and find out a new fact!

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 4 and follow the instructions for Day 5.  Maths this week is based on the story The Very Busy Spider and today we will be thinking about positional language. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Expressive Arts and Design: Junk model your very own mini-beast.

Reception Week Beginning : 04.05.20

 

Monday 4th May (May the fourth be with you!): 

Phonics: Sing the ‘ur’ phonics song and practise writing it in the air. Watch Geraldine the Giraffe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q49YSWKPyVo  . Can you go on an ‘ur’ hunt around your house for objects with this sound in? If you cannot find anything try looking in a book for words that use the ‘ur’ diagraph.

Writing: Watch the story of ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m5AV8QFKKo and discuss it with your grown up. As a challenge, can you retell the story to your grown up.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 3 and follow the instructions for Day 1.  Maths this week is based on the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and we will be thinking about shape. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Day-1-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdf .  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

PSED: Listen and act out Now Press Play, The Three Little Pigs http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/ (log in details are at the top of our classpage).  

 

Tuesday 5th May:

Reading: Go to Oxford Owl Free E-books https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1215.html. Search for the book ‘Big, Bad Bug’. Read the story with your grown up, make sure to sound out the words carefully.

Writing:  Listen to the story of ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’ from yesterday. While you are watching, look out for the different minibeast’s that are in the story. Draw a picture and make a list of all the minibeast you found. You might even want to add some other minibeast that you know, e.g. worm.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 3 and follow the instructions for Day 2.  Maths this week is based on the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and we will be thinking about length. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Day-2-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdf.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

PSED: Thinking back to The Three Little Pigs story, they each created a house made of a different material. Draw a picture of your house and who lives with you, as a challenge, label the different materials used to build your house e.g. brick.

 

Wednesday 6th May:

Phonics: Watch the Phase 2 Tricky Word Song on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2dx65u59aw . Ask your grown up to read out the tricky words, while you write them as a list. How many did you get right? 

Writing: Watch ‘The Life Cycle of a Butterfly’ video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a75Jqde8k1I .Can you discuss the 4 different stages with a grown up.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 3 and follow the instructions for Day 3.  Maths this week is based on the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and we will be thinking about combining groups. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Day-3-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdf.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Understanding the World: Using your minibeast from yesterday, go on a minibeast scavenger hunt. How many did you find? How could you describe them?

 

Thursday 7th May:

Reading: Read a story with your grown up (it can be your school reading book or one you already have at home). Draw a picture of your favourite character. If you want a challenge – can you write about what they did?

Writing: Think back to yesterday’s Life Cycle of a Butterfly video – Try creating a poster showing the four stages of the life cycle.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 3 and follow the instructions for Day 4.  Maths this week is based on the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and we will be thinking about halving and sharing. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Day-4-Hungry-Caterpillar.pdf.  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development/Expressive Arts & Design: Log into Skoolbo and click on BrainBreaks. Then choose Nursery Rhymes. Enjoy following the actions and singing along to some familiar rhymes.

 

Friday 8th May: VE Day Celebration 

Reception: Week beginning 27.04.20

 

Why not get active to start your day? The Body Coach is leading free live PE lessons at 9am every morning: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Also every week, Emma from Embody Dance is hosting FREE morning 'Wake Up & Dance' Classes from 9:00-9:10am week days, to help keep everyone stay active and energised: https://www.facebook.com/EmbodyDanceCompany/

As of Monday, the DfE have set up a YouTube channel to provide daily Letters and Sounds lessons for children to continue to practise their phonics knowledge.

Reception lessons will be uploaded every weekday at 10am. In addition, there will be a blending lesson at 11am for those children that need extra practise.

These videos will be saved on to the channel so don’t feel as though you have to watch at the above times but please do tune in to support your child’s ongoing phonic learning.

You can find the channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured?disable_polymer=1 

 

Monday 27th April: 

Phonics: Sing the ‘oo’ phonics song and practise writing it in the air. Watch Geraldine the Giraffe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3UUnmNk1UM  . Can you go on an ‘oo’ hunt around your house for objects with this sound in? If you cannot find anything try looking in a book for words that use the ‘oo’ diagraph.

Writing: Watch the story of ‘Five Little Chicks’ on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsuCLtnyJNc and discuss it with your grown up. As a challenge, go back can you hear any of the describing words? (E.g. spotty, crawly bug).

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 2 and follow the instructions for Day 1.  Maths this week is based on the story Night Pirates and The Troll and we will be thinking about pattern. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-1-Night-Pirates.pdf Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

PSED: Think about somebody in your community that helps you. Can you draw a picture of them and write about what they do to be helpful.

 

Tuesday 28th April:

Reading: Go to Oxford Owl Free E-books https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+4-5&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=# . Search for the book ‘Tin Cat’ or ‘Zoom Food’. Read the story with your grown up, make sure to sound out the words carefully.

Writing:  Listen to the story of ‘Five Little Chicks’ from yesterday. Can you think of something else the chicks could find to eat? (E.g. fat, hairy caterpillar) Draw and write a sentence to show what it is.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 2 and follow the instructions for Day 2.  Maths this week is based on the story Night Pirates and The Troll and we will be sorting. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-2-Night-Pirates.pdf .  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

PSED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCR_QCqT_WY Listen to this story. Think about what you would like to be when you are older. Can you create something to show this (a picture, poster, model etc)

 

Wednesday 29th April:

Phonics: Sing the ‘ar’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air. Watch Geraldine the giraffe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXBQDsgRuMo . Go onto https://phonicstracker.com/games/AstronautOrAlien/index and play Astronaut or Alien, choose phase 3 and then ‘ar’. Can you sort the real and nonsense words?

Writing: Watch ‘The Life Cycle of a Chicken’ video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI_6ybYQIDs Can you discuss the different stages with a grown up .

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 2 and follow the instructions for Day 3.  Maths this week is based on the story Night Pirates and The Troll and we will be sorting. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-2-Night-Pirates.pdfPlease post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

EAD: Use some junk modelling resources to create a drum/shaker for the NHS Clap for our Key Workers to use tomorrow at 8pm.

 

Thursday 30th April:

Reading: Read a story with your grownup (it can be your school reading book or one you already have at home). Draw a picture of your favourite part. If you want a challenge – can you write about your favourite part?

Writing: Think back to yesterday’s Life Cycle of a Chicken video – Try creating a poster showing the three stages of the life cycle.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 2 and follow the instructions for Day 4.  Maths this week is based on the story Night Pirates and The Troll and we will be sorting. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-2-Night-Pirates.pdfPlease post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

EAD:  Create a picture of a chick or chicken. You can draw, paint or collage to show your creation. Keep it safe, you will need it for tomorrow’s learning.

 

Friday 1st May:

Phonics: Sing the ‘or’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air. Can you make an ‘or’ sound poster? Write ‘or’ in the middle and then fill the rest of the paper with as many ‘or’ words you can think of, e.g. fork

Writing: Can you label your chick/chicken picture you made yesterday? As a challenge, can you write a sentence showing a chick fact you have learned this week.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 2 and follow the instructions for Day 5.  Maths this week is based on the story Night Pirates and The Troll and we will be sorting. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/early-years/Day-2-Night-Pirates.pdfPlease post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Physical Development: Practise your throwing and catching skills by playing some ball games.

Reception: Week beginning 20.04.20

 

Why not get active to start your day? The Body Coach is leading free live PE lessons at 9am every morning: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Also every week, Emma from Embody Dance is hosting FREE morning 'Wake Up & Dance' Classes from 9:00-9:10am week days, to help keep everyone stay active and energised: https://www.facebook.com/EmbodyDanceCompany/

Please note.. For Friday's lesson 'My Face in Nature' you will need to go on a scavenger hunt around your garden to collect some leaves, sticks and stones.

 

Monday 20th April: 

Phonics: Sing the ‘ee’ phonics song and practise writing it in the air https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpdvv Watch Geraldine the Giraffe.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfM7Hz7US0UCan you go on an ‘ee’ hunt around your house for objects with this sound in? If you cannot find anything try looking in a book for words that use the ‘ee’ diagraph.

Writing: Watch Barnaby Bear as he visits the allotments with Katrina. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmn6n39.  Draw your favourite fruit and vegetables and label your picture or for an extra challenge write a sentence to describe your favourite fruit / vegetable. 

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 1 and follow the instructions for Day 1.  Maths this week is based on the story Supertato and we will be naming and describing 2D shapes. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ .  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Expressive Arts and Design: Go to the Now>Press>Play website (Home Learning) and enter the password (nowpressplay) to access free online stories.  Listen to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and join in the actions.  http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/

 

Tuesday 21st April:

Reading: Skoolbo – Blending 3.  Read the PhonicsPlay Comic ‘pat’ (PDF document below).

Writing: Make and write a birthday card to Captain Tom.  He will be 100 on the 30th April.  You can post it to Captain Tom Moore, C/O Post Office Ltd, 67 Bedford Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, NK43 0LA. 

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 1 and follow the instructions for Day 2.  Maths this week is based on the story Supertato and we will be naming and describing 2D shapes. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ .  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Expressive Arts and Design: Look out of your window and draw what you can see.

 

Wednesday 22nd April:

Phonics: Sing the ‘igh’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpdvv. Go onto phonicsplay.co.uk and play Buried treasure (phase 3, buried treasure, phase 3, +igh). 

Writing: Copy the following words; thin, long, rain, light, green.  As a challenge write a sentence(s), using these words, about the story Jack and the Beanstalk.

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 1 and follow the instructions for Day 3.  Maths this week is based on the story Supertato and we will be naming and describing 2D shapes. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ .  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Wider Curriculum: Follow the 'This is Me' lesson on the Oak National Academy website.  https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/this-is-me-reception-wk1-3/

 

Thursday 23rd April:

Reading: Skoolbo – High Frequency Words 1.  Read the PhonicsPlay Comic ‘sit’ (PDF document below).

Writing: Write down all the words that you can think of that rhyme with ‘pen’. 

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 1 and follow the instructions for Day 4.  Maths this week is based on the story Supertato and we will be naming and describing 2D shapes. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ .  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

PSED: Look in a mirror and draw a picture of yourself feeling happy.  Write a sentence about what makes you feel happy.  As a challenge what makes you feel excited. 

 

Friday 24th April:

Phonics: Sing the ‘oa’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpdvv.  Make a sentence choosing any of the ‘oa’ words below and draw a picture to match your sentence. (goat, boat, soak, soap, road, toad, float, coat)

Writing: Draw Jack’s beanstalk and label your picture.  As a challenge write a sentence about something else that Jack might find at the top of the beanstalk.  It could be a racing car or a big chocolate cake with marshmallows!

Maths: Go to White Rose Maths, Sumer Term Week 1 and follow the instructions for Day 5.  Maths this week is based on the story Supertato and we will be naming and describing 2D shapes. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ .  Please post any pictures from this activity on Purple Mash, we would love to see them!

Wider Curriculum: Follow the 'My Face in Nature' lesson on the Oak National Academy website.  https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/my-face-in-nature-reception-wk1-5/

Reception: Week beginning 30.03.20

Why not get active to start your day? The Body Coach is leading free live PE lessons at 9am every morning: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Also every week, Emma from Embody Dance is hosting FREE morning 'Wake Up & Dance' Classes from 9:00-9:10am week days, to help keep everyone stay active and  energised: https://www.facebook.com/EmbodyDanceCompany/

 

Mon 30th March: 

Phonics: Sing the ‘th’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air. Watch Geraldine the Giraffe.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U354eD-hgQ.  Can you go on a ‘th’ hunt around your house for objects with this sound in? If you cannot find anything try looking in a book for words that use the ‘th’ diagraph.

Writing: Draw a picture of your favourite toy and label it. For an extra challenge can you write sentence about it?

Maths: Skoolbo – Smaller number single digit  and  Skoolbo – Subtraction less than 6 (children can use a number line, their fingers or resources from around the house to help

Expressive Arts and Design: Make a card for someone in your house to make them smile.

 

Tuesday 31st March:

Reading: Skoolbo – Word Introduction 2 (listen to the word and click on the correct answer)

Writing: Write out your tall ladder letters, forming them correctly (l, i, t, j, y, u) As a challenge, can you write any words that begin with one? e.g. leg, tin, yum

Maths: Explore all of the different ways you can make the number five using game set on Purple Mash as a 2Do. As a challenge, can you write them as a number sentence?

Expressive Arts and Design: Learn a new rhyme or poem and perform it to your family. For example:  Dinosaur, dinosaur turn around, Dinosaur, dinosaur stomp on the ground. Dinosaur, dinosaur show your claws, Dinosaur, dinosaur snap your jaws. Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around, Dinosaur, dinosaur sit back down!

 

Wednesday 1st April:

Phonics: Sing the ‘ng’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air. Go onto phonicsplay.co.uk and play Buried treasure (phase 3, buried treasure, phase 3, +ng)

Writing: Ask your grown up to read out the tricky words. How many can your write correctly. (the, I, to, no, go, he, she, we, me, be, into, was, you, they, all, are, my, her) As a challenge, write some sentences using these words. 

Maths: Practice writing your numbers to 10 or as a challenge to 15. Write another set of numbers. Cut out all of the numbers and play a matching pair game with your grown up.

Physical Development: Do a work out with Emma and James from Embody dance. The link is at the top of our Class Page.

 

Thursday 2nd April:

Reading: Go to the below web site and choose CVC words.  https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/tellATRex/index.html

Read the sentence and decide whether to answer yes or now. If you answer correctly the dinosaur gets fed.

Writing: Write about the Easter picture on our class page.

Maths: Go on the web site link below and practise counting in 2s.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

Remember that a pair is 2 of anything. Can you find some pairs around the house and count them in 2s. This could be socks, cars, dolls

Health and Self-Care: Draw a picture of yourself brushing your teeth. For a challenge can you draw some food and drink that is good for your teeth?

 

Friday 3rd April:

Phonics: Sing the ‘ai’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air. Make a sentence choosing any of the ‘ai’ words below and draw a picture to match your sentence. (rain, pain, tail, snail, mail, nail or rail)

Writing: Write a sentence about your favourite activity this week using the below sentence starter. ‘This week I have …’

Maths: Skoolbo – Subraction to 10 (children can use a number line, their fingers or resources from around the house to help their counting if needed).

Understanding the World: Watch on line clips below about Easter and make an Easter card for your family. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qVW9IjhIlU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StlJgYF-Ki8

Reception: Week beginning 23.03.20

Why not get active to start your day? The Body Coach is leading free live PE lessons at 9am every morning: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Also every week, Emma from Embody Dance is hosting FREE morning 'Wake Up & Dance' Classes from 9:00-9:10am week days, to help keep everyone stay active and  energised: https://www.facebook.com/EmbodyDanceCompany/

 

Mon 23rd March: 

Phonics: Sing the ‘qu’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air. Go onto phonicsplay.co.uk and play Obb and Bob (phase 3, obb and bob, phase 3, +qu) 

Writing: Write a list of some things you can see in your house. As a challenge, can you write some sentences about any of them?

Maths: Skoolbo – Bigger number single digit Skoolbo – Addition to 6 (children can use a number line, their fingers or resources from around the house to help their counting if needed)

Expressive Arts and Design: Paint a picture of a rainbow to hang up in your window. When someone goes past your house, it will make him or her smile.

 

Tuesday 24th March:

Reading: Skoolbo – Word Introduction 1 (listen to the word and click on the correct answer)

Writing: Write out your caterpillar letters, forming them correctly (c,d,g,o,s,a,q,f,e) As a challenge, can you write any words that begin with one? e.g. cat, sun 

Maths: Explore all of the different ways you can make the number six. As a challenge, can you write them as a number sentence? 

Expressive Arts and Design: Go on Youtube and watch Michael Rosen perform his poem ‘Chocolate Cake’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc.  Can you draw your favourite cake?

 

Wednesday 25th March:

Phonics: Sing the ‘ch’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air. Go onto phonicsplay.co.uk and play Buried treasure (phase 3, buried treasure, phase 3, +ch)

Writing: Write out your tricky words (the, I, to, no, go, he, she, we, me, be, into, was, you, they, all, are, my, her) As a challenge, write some sentences using these words.  

Maths: Sing 1, 2 buckle my shoe… As a challenge, draw a picture to show this nursery rhyme.

Physical Development: Move around your house like a dinosaur (stomp like a T-Rex etc.. . To finish do the Dinosaur Stomp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imhi98dHa5w.

 

Thursday 26th March:

Reading: Choose a book from home, have a go reading the words or creating your own story by looking at the pictures. 

Writing: Write about the park picture on our class page.

Maths: Purple Mash – 2 Count. Count some objects around your house to create a bar chart. (This is under the 2do section on Purple Mash) 

Health and Self-Care: Can you get yourself dressed without any help?

 

Friday 27th March:

Phonics: Sing the ‘sh’ phonic song and practise writing it in the air. Go onto phonicsplay.co.uk and play Dragons Den (phase 3, Dragons Den, phase 3, +sh) 

Writing: Write out your caterpillar letters, forming them correctly (c,d,g,o,s,a,q,f,e) As a challenge, can you write any words that begin with one? e.g. cat, sun

Maths: Skoolbo – Addition to 10 (children can use a number line, their fingers or resources from around the house to help their counting if needed). 

Understanding the World: Create a picture showing a special time you have had with your family or talk to your adult about a special time you have had with your family members

 
Spring 2
 
Romp in the Swamp
 
 
Spring 1
 
Winter Wonderland
 
 
We started our Winter theme with a trip to the Snowdome.  Boris the Polar Bear visited us from the zoo and wanted to know what it was like in the Arctic so we decided to take him to the Snowdome.  We had lots of fun sledging and throwing snowballs!
 
 
Here are some  from the ice lollies we made last week.  Our current theme is 'Winter' and we have recently been doing a lot of learning about ice.  We also created a graph to see which flavour was the most popular and it was berry but with orange following closely behind.  All the children agreed they were delicious.
 
 
Autumn 2
 
Gingerbread Man
 
 
Autumn 1
 
New Beginnings
 
 
Today children have learned about staying safe on the road.  Warwick Bear helped us learn actions which help us remember to walk, stop, listen, look and hold hands.
 
 
Reception Tea Party. 
 
The children have made a wonderful start to school life at Birchwood and they were very excited yesterday to invite their grown ups in to share drinks and cake provided by Team Birchwood as well as show their grown ups around their classrooms.  Everyone had a wonderful time.  Special thanks to Team Birchwood for organising the event.