Hello Reception 2 Families!
I hope that you are all feeling good, staying positive, doing your best to be good for your grown ups and enjoying your home learning!
Thank you for emailing me your photos of the wonderful things that you are doing at home. I love seeing them! I have uploaded them here to the website on our R2 Class Page.
Miss Hodgson is thinking of you all and sends a big HELLO too! There is a new story and a yoga video from her here on the R2 Class Page for you to join in with too!
Well, yesterday was World Science Day 2020 and over the next 2 days we are going to enjoy being scientists!
Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th Topic Activities
Below you'll find a selection of easy to follow, hands-on, child-friendly science experiments. Amongst them, there is an experiment that will appeal to every child. Which will you do?! The equipment and resources are easy to find things that will be hiding in your cupboards somewhere! Please don't forget to email me photos of your science adventures!
Let's find out about some famous scientists that helped to change the world for everyone, for ever!
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th Phonics Activities
Please go through all the phones that we have learnt so far carrying out the actions and joining in with the songs. Here is the video, stop when you get to 'x'. Then tell your child that our new phoneme is 'y'. Listen to the 'y' song together.
So todays new phoneme is 'y'. Can you think of any words that have the 'y' phoneme (sound) in the,?
Read: yes yak yet yam yuk the words with sound buttons for your child to see. Ask them to say the first, the middle and the final sound. Can they 'hear' the word to blend when they 'robot talk' it? Do it a few times if they can't hear it, you, the adult, robot talk it for them. If they can hear the word and blend the sounds when they hear you do it then that's a step further towards blending/reading!
Write: Hide these words. Say each one slowly and clearly for your child and ask them to write the first, middle and final sound that they can hear. Allow them to look on the sound mat to find the letters.
j v w x y z- all the letters that we have been learning recently are actually te first phonemes to be introduced in Phase 3 phonics. I have uploaded the Phase 3 sound mat below for your child's reference. Phase 3 is a very new phase of their phonics journey! You will see some more complex phonemes on the Phase 3 sound mat like ch sh th etc. Please don't worry about those for now. I will begin to introduce these to the children soon!
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th Writing Activities
Please make sure that you are doing lots of name writing practise - your name is the most important word in the world! Use the sheet that I sent home to firstly trace your name and then copy it. Your grown ups can make you one if your don't have it to hand.
The activities below will help your child with the development of pencil control and the shapes and patterns will help them form the shapes that are in the letters they write.
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th Maths Activities
These things need as much practise as possible! Use the number flash cards, 100 square and number line that I uploaded into the 'Tools for Learning ' tab. The splat 100 link that uploaded is a great resource to use too:
Practise your child's number recognition. Use the number flash cards in random order or point to numbers on the splat 100 square or on a number line. (remember there is no pressure to learn to recognise big numbers-your child needs to be secure with the recognition of 0-20 first. Some children will need a stretch though, you know your child!)
Count by rote to 20 and back again to 0. Count beyond if your child would like to but secure accurate counting to 20 and back is what the goal is at this stage.
Order number to 5, to 10, to 20. Cut up the number flash cards for your child to place in the correct order, starting with 0.
Counting accurately using 1-1 correspondence. Accurate counting is important for life skills! But at the very least it is important for success in maths. Ask your child to count you out a given amount of objects from a larger set (use anything! pencils, lego blocks, pasta pieces). Ask them to take a handful and count how many. 1-1 correspondence is simply carefully attributing one number to each objects. I tell the children to touch and count, touch and count and so on. The children can also practise organising an irregular or messy bundle of objects into a way that means they count each object only once.
Matching the number to the corresponding number of objects. This is another important maths skill. The children begin with matching numbers 0-5 to the right amount of objects, then move on up to 10, some of the children may wish to try 11-15 objects. Below, I have uploaded some activity sheets to practise numbers and amounts of objects.
Wednesday 11th and 12th 'Busy Bodies' Activities
Here is an exercise workout for the children to join in with, grown ups may like to join in (or maybe they would like a nice sit down with a cuppa!)
Here is a lovely guided yoga story that your child should be able to join in with independently (yes! you can have 5 mins to yourself!)
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th 'Just for Fun!' Activities
Here is a new 'Draw with Bob' tutorial to enjoy...
Well, that should keep you all busy Reception 2! Ask your grown ups to keep sending those pictures of you having an awesome time at home! I will put them here on the class page. Please keep happy, busy and safe everyone and I will check in with you all on Friday for some more learning fun!
Mrs Cook x