Good Morning Reception 2 Families!
I hope that you have had an enjoyable weekend and that you're ready to do some super learning!
This week we will be learning about Remembrance Day and we will find out about the Hindu Festival of Diwali! We'll focus upon Remembrance Day over the next couple of days.
This page will hopefully keep you all busy for today, Monday 9th and tomorrow, Tuesday 10th November. I'm only an email away if you need my help.
Topic Activities for Monday & Tuesday
This coming Wednesday 11th November marks this year's Remembrance Day. Whilst this annual event has some complex themes behind it, little people can begin to understand its meaning when it is explained in a child friendly way. Please share this beautiful video with your child(ren) first of all. Just take the time to listen and watch and then use the following information Powerpoint to help to unpick what they saw in the video.
The following Poppy crafts will require some materials and preparation...
Egg Box Poppies
Paper Plate Poppies
Torn Paper Poppies
Finger Painted Poppies
Monday & Tuesday's Phonics Activities
Practise: Time to practise all of the phonemes that we have learnt so far by joining in with the Jolly Phonics Actions and Songs:
A new phoneme to learn: Today we are going to learn the 'x' phoneme. Listen to the song about the X Ray! Say the sound nice and clearly whilst joining in with the song and carrying out the action.
Can you think of any words that have an 'x' in them? Not may words have 'x' at the start, 'x' generally comes at the end of the word.
Read: Use your robot talking to sound out these words and then try to blend the sounds back together. wax Max fix box fox
Write: Hide the words and have a go at writing them. If you can't think of what the letter looks like look for it on your phoneme mat (see the Tools for Learning). Can you hear the beginning, middle and final sound?
Challenge: Can you put these words into a sentence? Verbal or written.
Tricky Word Writing Practise: Using the Tricky Word set that you are on, play a game called Look, Say, Cover, Write & Check. The adult writes the TW, the child says the word, the adult covers the TW, the child writes it and then check how they got on together.
Tricky Word Reading Practise: The children are all at different stages with their TWs, this Powerpoint has all TWs from Phase 2-5. As you go through them, the child reads the word as you move through the PPT. If they are stuck you say it and they then repeat it after you.
Monday & Tuesday Maths Activities
Our learning in Maths is all about comparing sets of objects and deciding which has more and which has fewer.
Here are some practical home learning challenges which will put comparing amounts into context for your child(ren):
Monday & Tuesday's Writing Activities
Here is a valuable video to show how to use gloop to practise mark making!
You don't need to print these posters off. Use them as a visual for your child to practise pre writing shape formations. Can you...
Monday & Tuesday's 'Busy Bodies!'
Play the 'Bean' game!
Ask your child to dance to music whilst you pause the music and ask them to make a bean shape. Return to dancing and repeat! The 'bean' body shapes are in the fie below. You don't have to print them off, simply explain what they have to do for each body shape when you call out its name.
Please takes some time to practise scissor handling and control whilst at home. I have uploaded some scissor practise sheets below but if you don't have a printer then make them yourselves:
Monday & Tuesday's 'Just for Fun!' Activities
One of Mrs Cook's favourite stories!
Well, I think that is quite enough to keep all you little bees busy! Keep happy Reception 2 Families and I will be uploading another 2-day 'chunk' of learning on this coming Wednesday. Thanks also for getting your parent's evening responses to me. I will firm up your actual time in the next few days along with Zoom meeting invites.
Sending love to you all
Mrs Cook x