It was very exciting this week because our baby ladybirds emerged from their pupas. We enjoyed observing them them we set them free in our garden.
We have baby ladybirds in Reception. They were so small at the start of the week we could hardly see them but they have been eating lots of food and growing. We are waiting for them to make pupae and then hatch out as adult ladybirds. We will keep you updated.
The children had a wonderful time at Forest School on Wednesday. They loved learning about the different plants and animals they could find and listening to the sounds they could hear.
We had a super Harry Potter day today. In our class there were witches, wizards, magical creatures and muggles. Thank you for your fantastic support for this day. The children all looked great.
Don't forget it's Bank Holiday on Monday so we will see you on Tuesday. Have a great weekend.
Weekly Update 23.4.21
We have had a great first week back in Reception. The children have been amazing and are continuing to do great learning every day.
Next Friday - 30th April - is Harry Potter Day across the school. The children can dress up as any magical character or come in their own clothes to be a "muggle." We will be doing lots of fun, magical activities through the day.
The Giant Jam Sandwich.
Enjoy listening to the story for World Book Day.
Save the Whale
Use your knowledge of number bonds to 10 to rescue the whale.
Viking Full Circle
Let's Compare Game
Forest Phonics Game
www.ictgames.com choose Forest Phonics game.
Space Race Game
choose Space Race game
Silly Questions game
Go into phase 3 games and choose the silly questions game.
Select CVC and practise reading the sentences.
Blending Sounds Spelling Game
Can you spell the words to fix the bridges?
Read the story of The Runaway Pancake. Which other story is a bit like this one?
Look at the PowerPoint all about Pancake Day. What is the other name for Pancake Day? Can you make some pancakes?
Flashcards Speed Trial Game
select Flashcards Speed Trial game.
If you click on pick individual graphemes, it lets you choose the sounds you want to practise.
Buried Treasure Game
www.letters-and-sounds.com Buried Treasure game.
Go into phase 3 and choose some of the new sounds to practise.
Viking Full Circle Game
www.ictgames.com choose Viking full circle.
Use the sounds to spell the words the Viking needs.
Grab a Giggling Grapheme
www.phonicsplay.co.uk grab a giggling grapheme game
Choose the sounds you want to practise. Have fun!
People who help us - fire fighters.
Can you find out what a fire fighter does?
Can you draw or make a model of a fire engine?
Look at the PowerPoint. Haw many different kinds of bears can you find? Can you draw a picture of one?
You can try the shape bear activity sheet if you would like to.
www.letters-and-sounds.com phoneme pop game
Practise some of the new sounds we have been learning - sh, ch, th
Have fun popping the sound bubbles!
Pick a Picture game
www.letters-and-sounds.com select Pick a Picture. Choose phase 3 sets 6-7. This will let you practise reading words with our newer sounds in.
Fruit Splat Addition
search for Fruit Splat addition. This is great for you to practise adding two numbers together. Start with level 1. If you want a challenge, try level 2.
Buried Treasure Game
www.letters-and-sounds.com Buried Treasure game. Go into the phase 3 section of the game and you can choose one of the new sounds we have been learning. This will help you to get really good at reading words with these sounds in. Have fun!
I have 7 coins in my purse. I take some out and put them in my hand. How many could be in the purse and how many could be in my hand? You can show this by doing drawings or by writing the number sentences. Happy problem solving!
Rocket Rescue game
www.phonicsplay.co.uk select Rocket Rescue game. This is great for practising spelling. Have fun playing it!
Look at the PowerPoint and see if you can identify which objects are heavy and which are light.
Look at the worksheet and see if you can stick the right animals on the scales to show which are heavy, light or balanced. If you can't print it off, don't worry, you can draw your own scales and animals.
Space Race Game
They have a login on their home page that allows you to access all the games for free. Space Race is great for practising spelling words.
Can you make a poster to show how we can keep ourselves healthy? You could include lots of pictures of things we do.
Buried Treasure Game
Select phase 2 games and the Buried Treasure Game. This is great to practise your reading and to identify real and fake words.
Addition to 10
www.topmarks.co.uk There are two games which are great for practising addition. They are called Addition to 10 and Robot addition. Have a go at these. Happy adding!
Practise writing our new sound z, zz.
Can you draw some things with this sound in?
We are all different!
We have been talking about how we are all different and that it is okay to be different and to like different things. Can you draw a picture of yourself and write something that makes you special. I look forward to seeing them.
Ways to make a number.
We have been looking at the different ways we can make 6. Can you find them all and show them by drawing or writing all the different ways you find?
Challenge - choose another number and see if you can find the different ways of making it.
Phonics Workshop 2020
Due to the current situation we cannot hold a phonics workshop as we normally would. However, we have a Phonics Powerpoint available for you below. There is a voiceover on the slide. Unfortunately, it can only be played via a laptop. If you can't access the powerpoint, there are lots of videos available on YouTube. 'TwinklKidsTv' have lots of phonics videos to support phonics.
We focus on phase 1 phonics in Nursery which is all about fine tuning to the sounds around us. We aim to support the children to orally blend and orally segment sounds at the end of the school year.
If you need any support with this please let us know. We follow 'Letters and Sounds' which we've also attached here for you.