We suggest that each day…
They complete the daily Phonics task in your child’s home learning pack (10-15 minutes)
They complete a short Maths activity- in your child’s home learning pack/or practical Maths through play- using your child’s Next Steps as a guide (10-15 minutes)
They practise writing their name (5 minutes)
Daily reading- Practise reading games in packs/Access online reading such as Phonics Play or Oxford Owl- see links under reading blog (10 minutes)
In addition to this, throughout the week we also suggest…
Lots of learning through play
Practising their Next Steps (Please see Evidence Me/Pick up a copy from the school office)
Personal, Social and Emotional Development- Please scroll down to see some Random Acts of Kindness Challenges for each day, as well as the activities that are in your home learning packs.
If you think your child has met any of their personal Next Steps, please upload pictures or videos to Evidence Me. We will then give you new challenges to work towards and update their Next Steps. We would love to see your learning everyday, so please upload pictures as often as you can!
Reception Class Blogs
Start a special project Get creative by starting with something your child is interested in, for example- dinosaurs, princesses, superheroes, animals, technology etc. Use Pinterest or google images to search for art and craft ideas… try typing in, ‘dinosaurs art and craft EYFS’ or… ‘dinosaurs ar…Read More
Lets get active! Please take pictures and short videos of your child enjoying exercise and upload them on to Evidence Me! Jo Wicks is back… The sessions called PE with Joe are streamed live on Wicks’ YouTube channel at 9am three days a week. They will be 20-minutes long and would be a great star…Read More
This week’s reading challenge All about my favourite book… Get your child to choose their favourite story (a physical book or online story). Read the story to your child and ask them simple who, what, when, where and why questions Wednesday- Ask your child to recall the main parts of the story, tell…Read More
Write your name every day! The children have been making great progress with name writing. We practise writing our names everyday after lunch so it would be great if you could keep this up at home. I have attached a photo with a few ideas to try. Help your child by teaching them how to hold their pe…Read More
Letters and Sounds Please upload photos or videos of your child practising phonics on Evidence Me! Please continue to practise reading all of the words in your child’s reading games folder daily. You could also practise learning and singing the Jolly Phonics songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz…Read More
On Evidence Me, you will see a picture of your child’s personal next steps. This will tell you exactly where they are up to with their learning in Maths and you can work towards achieving these targets from home. Additionally, below are a few simple activities that you can do for Maths this week. Pl…Read More
Reception Class Blogs
Useful Links and Websites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VknD1I0Zc4 – All of the jolly phonics songs in order. Phase 2 ends with the letter ‘u’ at around 4 minutes in. It will be on your child’s next steps where they are up to in Phonics. You can use this as a guide and learn one new sound/song each day.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1 Phase 1 games
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2 Phase 2 games
Free log in- Username: Jan21 Password: home
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-4-5-reception/ Phonics guidance
https://www.storylineonline.net/ People reading children’s stories
YouTube- Just type in your favourite stories e.g.
or a more general search, e.g. bed time stories/rhyming stories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPg9qpq6Hhg – Correct pencil grip
General home learning
Lots of great activities on here for all subjects. There is also guidance and help to support parents with phonics and early reading/writing.
Miss Harris has been busy recreating the magic milk experiment. It didn’t turn out so well because my food colouring had gone gloopy! Can you do a better job?
All you need is…
a small plate filled with milk
drops of different food colouring in the milk
a cotton bud coated with washing up liquid.