Home Learning Activities – Spring
To view the home learning choice activities for the spring term, please click the link below. Remember to upload your home learning to your eSchools page, or bring your learning in to school to share with your class on the stop-off dates, which are:
Home Learning – Reception
Daily Lessons for Absent Pupils
-If you are absent from school, please follow the link below to complete your daily lessons.
-Always begin the daily lessons from ‘Monday’, no matter which day your first day of absence falls on. This will ensure the lessons are taught in sequence and you understand what is being taught.
Additional Lessons to Support Reception Learning:
Practice your Phonics on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Our school login details are:
Remember we are learning Phase 2 and Phase 3.
Planting in the garden: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/planting-in-the-garden-c8tk0d
Growing in the garden: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/growing-in-the-garden-74wk0d
The veggie patch (lesson 1): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-veggie-patch-part-1-c8wk6c
The veggie patch (lesson 2): https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-veggie-patch-part-2-cgvkgd
A new normal:
Healthy hugs: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/healthy-hugs-c5h3ge
We’re part of the same pond: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/were-part-of-the-same-pond-68t6ad
Glitter germs: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/glitter-germs-c9j3at
Games apart: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/games-apart-ccvkje
Lockdown heroes: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/lockdown-heroes-c4rk2c
Super juice: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/super-juice-crtk6d
Understanding The World
To listen to the story of Easter: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-the-story-of-easter-6gt6cd
To understand how people celebrate Easter: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-how-people-celebrate-easter-ctjp4c
To follow a map: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-follow-a-map-6hhp4r
Winter Wish Lists - Reading for Pleasure
At Birchwood, we have been working extremely hard to promote the power and enjoyment of reading for our children, as we know that being a successful reader is one of the key indicators to future success in life.
We pride ourselves on nurturing skilful and enthusiastic readers within school, providing children with memorable experiences such as exciting activities. Although we work diligently to promote reading within school, we value your support greatly in creating a positive reading culture at home; it is vital that children are encouraged to read high quality texts.
At the moment, we know that many of us are spending more time indoors than we normally would, providing our children with even more opportunities to read for pleasure in the comfort of their own home. For this reason, we have compiled a list of inspiring, excellent books for both you and your child to enjoy – both independently and as a shared reading book. On this list you will find some children’s classics, as well as some new bestselling books, and some award winning texts which have been celebrated widely within the reading community. We have selected these books to cater for a variety of reading tastes, and we have included books ranging from wild adventure stories, spooky ghost tales, books which celebrate diversity and difference, and those which promote kindness and emotional wellbeing.
Please click below to view your child's Winter Wish List.
Chestnut started the half term by going on an Autumn Walk around our school to see what seasonal changes we could observe. On our walk, we also collected a range of Autumn ingredients for our Autumn potions. The children thought it smelt "nice and fresh!"
We have completed lots of learning within our areas focusing on all things Autumn. This included transient art, role playing in the pumpkin farm, using our senses to explore pumpkins and other Autumn vegetables, understanding how animals prepare for Winter, planting in our quad area and discussing harvest as part of our Talk for Writing story, The Little Red Hen.
To complete our learning around Autumn, we made some Autumn smoothies. The first one included carrots, oranges and oats. This one did not go down well with the children who said "it tasted like rotten pumpkins" and "I only like carrots on my Sunday dinner". The second smoothie included apples, raspberrys and natural yoghurt. This smoothie had a much better reaction, the children said "that was yummy", "I like apples, they are my favourite fruit".
We have then gone on to learn all about the Hindu celebration 'Diwali'. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the festival of light and carrying out some of the traditional diwali preparations and celebrations. This included: dressing up in traditional Hindu clothing, making Diva lamps out of clay, making and tasting Burfi sweets, creating colourful Rangoli patterns, cleaning and tidying the role-play home to prepare and learning a variety of Diwali songs.
We have loved our learning this half term and can't wait to see what next half term's topics are!