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The reception team have been discussing home learning ideas to share with you after the Easter holidays and have already planned the first week back. Often our planning is based on interests of the children, what they have been playing, what they have been discussing or something they have asked about. For example when children were asking about space, we looked at the book Whatever Next, role played flying to the moon, thought about what it would be like on the moon and looked at information books. As we are not with the children at the moment, we are unable to do that. We would be greatful if you could let us know your children's current interests or questions so we can try to capture their interests through our home learning ideas. Obviously we are not going to be able to cover every child's interests if they are all different but will try to cover a few. We will not be giving further home learning ideas over the Easter break, so would like to wish you all happy and safe holidays.
The Reception Team

Week 2

Have a look at these photos! Objects have been made to look like faces by adding eyes. I know not many of you will have googly eyes at home, but you could make eyes by cutting circles from white paper and adding black dots. What could you make into a face? Where will you put your eyes? There are so many possibilities around your house. If you can take a photo using a camera, tablet or borrowing a phone from your adults we would love to see them on Eexat or Google Classroom. Perhaps you could even give names and personalities to your faces! Talk about what they like and don't like and who they would be friends with.

Eyebombing: Googly Eye Guerrilla Art | Uncustomaryeyebombing hashtag on Twitter

Hi Everyone

We hope you continue to be safe and well at home. We are all missing the children but really enjoying looking at all the fun learning you have been doing at home on eexat or google classroom. Please continue to share your children’s learning with us. If anyone has any questions about using google classroom please contact office@lakenham.norfolk.sch.uk

We are adding activities to the website and google classroom on a regular basis but please remember the activities are just ideas for you and we do not expect the children to be carrying out everything we suggest. Enjoy this extra time you have been given with your children. No additional activities will be added over the Easter holidays.  

In this pack we have placed a number of Easter activities for you to do with your child at home but please don’t feel that you have to do everything at once. Play is a very important part of learning so would be great to see lots of pictures of you enjoying playing inside and outside too. 

Once again I have added a list of website you might like to use at various points lots of them we already use in school already so your child will know all about them. 

For online ebooks take a look at www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

You can listen to some audio books on www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

www.phonicsplay.co.uk (phonics games)

www.topmarks.co.uk (maths games)

www.ictgames (maths and literacy games)

 Maths activities

Use the Easter eggs to order by size.

Cut out Easter egg shapes and write numbers, hide inside or outside for children to find and order. Ask them questions like what’s 1 more than _ 1 less than _

Use Easter eggs to make addition and subtraction number sentences.

 Literacy activities

In plastic eggs hide some words/letters inside/outside for children to find

 Expressive arts and Deign

Use different resources to make a easter egg/chick/rabbit

 Understanding of the world

Can you take a picture of some signs of Spring? Blossom on trees/daffodils/tadpoles

 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Do you have any board games or garden games you can play together to practice and develop turn taking skills.

 Phonics

Reading and writing tricky words- I, go, no, the, no, he, she, we, me be, you, her, was, my

 Please remember that this is just a suggested list of activities you could carry out with your child at home.

 Keep Safe everyone

Miss Bugden    Mrs Hawthorne     Mrs Faustino-Kemp 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/early-years-understanding-the-world/early-years-festivals-and-cultural-celebrations/early-years-easter 

 

 Smartly Dye Your Dumb Easter Eggs With This Chart - Geek.com

Hi everyone, I hope that you’ve all had a lovely weekend? Today, you might like to work on Space, Shape and Measure.

Can you find your toys or teddies and line them up from the tallest to the shortest? Next you might like to order them by width.

How tall are you? You could measure yourself with the help of an adult, against a wall or you might like to experiment with a tape measure. Who is the tallest in your house? Who is the smallest and who is in the middle?

Find your own measuring device, such as a spoon. Can you estimate which objects in your room will be longer or shorter or the same length as the spoon and check?

Finally, can you measure your room in steps or strides? Can you find another way to measure it?

 

Week 1


We really love to cook at school so why not try this pizza recipe at home? We would love to see some photos of your smiley faced pizzas on EExAT or Google Classroom. If you can't make the pizza base then you could use a pre-made pizza dough base or pitta bread or a wrap.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tf-or-31-we-are-all-different-fun-pizza-faces-recipe

We Are All Different: Fun Pizza Faces Recipe

 

 

Today we launched Google Classroom to all reception children at your request. You should have received an email inviting you to join. We will continue to post all home learning on here but it will also be added to Google Classroom. You can then choose to share learning with us either via Google Classroom or Eexat. We are enjoying looking at your learning so please keep sharing whichever way is more convenient for you. This could be photos of children's work or them doing an activity. It could be comments of what your child has said or about what they have been doing. You can of course contact us at office@lakenham.norfolk.sch.uk if you are unable to access eexat or Google Classroom. 

 

Have you ever tried printing with lego? Why not try dipping lego in paint, can you make a picture? Can you make a pattern? If you haven't got any paints why not try making your own? Butterflies of Britain made natural paints with beetroot, mud and turmeric during outdoor learning. Can you think of anything else you could use to make paint? We would love to see what you have thought of!

Easy Lego Stamps – Factory Direct Craft Blog

 

Thank you for your uploads to EExAT. We are enjoying looking at all your learning  so please keep showing us the fun you are having.   

A second 'Home Learning Pack' is available in the School Office. It is also written in full below:

In this pack we have placed a number of different activities for you to do with your child at home but please don’t feel that you have to do everything at once. Play is a very important part of learning so would be great to see lots of pictures of you enjoying playing inside and outside too.

Listed below are websites that you might like to use. Many of these websites are used in school so your child will know all about them.

 

For online ebooks take a look at www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

You can listen to some audio books on www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

www.phonicsplay.co.uk (phonics games)

www.topmarks.co.uk (maths games)

www.ictgames (maths and literacy games)

 

 Maths activities

Order number cards 0-20. Choose a number between 1 and 20. What is 1 more, 1 less?

Choose a number card, recognise the number count out that many objects (pasta shapes, buttons) and then add 1 more or take 1 away.

Roll a dice and count out the given number of objects. Roll again to make an addition number sentence.

 

Literacy activities

Can you write a letter/draw a picture and send to someone? (Spread the happiness)

 

Expressive arts and Deign

Using resources from around your home, could you make a den inside or outside? Take a picture and put it on eexat. Tell us what you are using your den for.

 

Understanding of the world

Can you take a picture of something you have been doing using ICT?

Can you plant a seed and watch it grow? You could draw pictures to show different stages, or measure the stem when it starts to grow.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Do you have any board games or garden games you can play together to practice and develop turn taking skills?

 

Phonics

Reading and writing tricky words- I, go, no, the, no, he, she, we, me be, you, her, was, my.

When learning to spell tricky words, it is important to use the letter name rather than the letter sounds  because these words are not phonetically decodable.

 

Please remember that this is just a suggested list of activities you could carry out with your child at home.

Here are links to the resources included in the pack. Twinkl is currently offering a free subscription:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/early-years-daily-routine-and-activity-ideas-t-tp-2549387

 

Literacy and Phonics

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-5356-a-z-alphabet-strips

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-4374-phase-2-tricky-words-word-mat

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-4218-phase-3-tricky-words-word-mat

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/rainbow-pattern-tracing-activity-t-tp-2549161

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-4499-phase-2-pictures-and-captions-matching-worksheets

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-9060-cvc-word-activity-booklet

  

Maths

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-N-014-Digit-Cards-0-20

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-4544-new-ordering-to-20-cut-and-stick-activity-sheet

  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-18012-one-more-one-less-number-writing-activity-sheet-lorry

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/T-N-004-Number-Line-0-20

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-291998-2d-shapes-firework-cut-out-matching-activity-

 

Creative

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-29328-design-your-own-potato-character-activity

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/design-a-pizza-cutting-skills-activity-t-tp-2548796

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2545340-shape-penguin-activity-sheets

 

 

 

You might like to draw or paint a picture of what you can see from your window, perhaps trees or flowers? Encourage your child to look closely and add details to their picture. You might like to collect some leaves and stick them on to add texture or create a collage by cutting up an old magazine.

Image result for child's collage of tree using leavesImage result for child's collage of tree using leaves

 

Children may like to try yoga via www.cosmickids.com. Have a look on Eexat to see some reception children having a go last week. There are many different stories to follow while stretching and encouraging mindfulness and relaxing. If you prefer something more energetic you could try https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home or Joe Wicks PE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8.  Don't forget to post home learning onto Eexat. You can email office@lakenham.norfolk.sch.uk if you are having any problems accessing this. 

 

In addition to the 2D shape hunt described below, you might like to encourage your child to draw around the shapes that you find. Try discussing their various sizes e.g. smaller, larger, wider, narrow, thin, longer, shorter. Your child might also like to cut out these shapes, if you own children's scissors.

You could use straws or play dough to make outlines of 2D shapes.

Image result for using straws to make 2D shapes

If you have paints, you could find shapes suitable to dip into paint and print onto paper. You could make pictures such as houses, rockets or repeating patterns. You could extend this activity by making a pattern using 3 shapes instead of 2 or by sequencing with colour as well as shape.

 

 

In school this week, children were discussing making cakes for Mother's Day. We were not able to make them in school this week and children were asked to look on here for a recipe. We are aware that it is currently difficult to buy flour so why not try Little Monsters Yummy Yoghurt Freeze instead? 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/easy-cooking-with-kids-recipes

The fruit can be varied too. Show us what you have made on Eexat and let us know how it tasted!

 

Look for 2D shapes around your home. Encourage your child to talk about the characteristics of the shapes such as number of sides or corners, the length of the sides and the size of the shape.

 

Oxford Owl is a website that has many online books containing the sounds your child has learnt in school. This is a great way of reading at home with appropriate books and can be accessed at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. You are able to select the book level - which for reception is currently phase 2 or phase 3. 

Image result for oxford reading tree books

 

This is the learning pack sent home with your child this week.

Maths

Cut out your number cards (or make your own) and make a number line. Can you use your number line to find 1 more and 1 less than a given number?

Pick a number card, count the correct number of raisins or other small objects onto the number card.

Go on a number walk. Look for numbers all around, they might be visible on number plates, doors, signs or food packets.

Adding: Roll a dice or select a number card. Count out that many raisins. Roll the dice again or select another number card and count out the raisins. Add the two groups of raisins together to find out how many there are in total.

Subtraction: Make some skittles from bottles or tins. Count how many there are, roll a ball to knock some over and count how many are left.

The children's TV program, Numberblocks will support understanding of number.

Literacy

Read lots of books and look phonemes or tricky words that you've already learnt. Look at the phonics learning letter to see which ones your child has learnt

Write a shopping list and encourage your child to use their phonic knowledge.

Write a diary of things you get up to at home.

Select Phase 2 and Phase 3 games on the Phonics Play website

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase2Menu.htm

There are more phonics games available on the Letters and Sounds website. Please look at Phase 2 and Phase 3.

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

Practice writing CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant) e.g. cat, pig, dog. Ask your child to orally segment the word (sound it out 'c-a-t') before writing.

Other Areas of Learning

Play 'turn taking' games such as Snakes and Ladders.

Use clean recycling materials such as empty food boxes to create models. Why not try to label and write about them?

Collect natural materials and make your own nature art.Image result for andy goldsworthy nature art

Plant a seed or look after a house plant and talk about what plants need to grow.

Talk about how lives were similar or different when parents or grandparents were young.