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Week 12 - wc 29.06.2020

Home Learning Activities - w.c. 29.06.2020

Good morning team. I hope you all had a lovely weekend break. Super work again last week, it is lovely to see all of the hard work and effort you are putting into your home learning. Please keep those photos coming again this week. Ideas of activities for: Physical Development, English, Maths, Foundation topics and PSHE are all detailed below as usual. I know a fair few children prefer to work on worksheets rather than online lessons. If you would like me to print out more paper based activities for you, please do get in touch via class dojo and I will get this sorted for you. 

Physical Development

I hope you all had fun with the 'National School Sports Week' activities last week. If you didn't get chance to try them out last week but would like to have a go, just pop back to last week's page to see all of the fab physical activity ideas. Or if you would rather, take your pick from: Joe Wicks workouts, Cosmic Yoga, Playdough Disco, Squiggle while you Wiggle, Boogie Beebies, Go Noodle dances or creating obstacle courses to get pumped up and ready for the day ahead. 


There is a choice of English activities for you to take part in again this week. Take your pick from: the Oak National Academy online lessons, 'Talk for Writing’ booklets on the school website, the new RWI read and hold a sentence lessons on YouTube or you own fab ideas and story writing activities. Most importantly, whatever you choose, have lots of fun! 


Below are the links to the next series of English lessons from the Oak National Academy, with Miss Hughes and Toffee.


The link below will take you to the correct page on our school website for access to the ‘Talk for Writing’ booklets. Each booklet provides you with more information on how to use the resources. It looks like some of you made an excellent start on your booklets last week. If anyone would like a printed copy of these please let me know. 
The Ruth Miskin YouTube channel has recently begun filming and airing videos to practise reading and holding a sentence. The link below will take you to these videos and show you how we teach the children to begin writing sentences at school. Please note, it is the 'Read and Hold a Sentence 1' video that is the appropriate level for Reception. I saw brilliant sentences from those that took part in these last week. 
If any children are finding writing particularly challenging, or would just like to try something different, tune into the RWI speed sounds, word time and spelling lessons on the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel. This will guide children through the process of recognising their sounds, forming letters and beginning to pinch sounds onto their 'Fred fingers' to spell words. The link for this can be found below, under ‘Phonics’.


Click on the links provided below to get practising those sounds and learning how to read.


I know many of you are continuing to enjoy the daily RWI speed sound lessons on the Ruth Miskin RWI YouTube channel. Remember each day the Set 1 lessons will be available at the following times:

  • Speed Sounds 9.30 am
  • Word Time 9.45 am
  • Spelling 10.00 am.

The Set 2 lessons, for those children who are now confident with using their set 1 sounds, are available at the following times:

  • Speed Sounds & Word Time 10.00 am
  • Spelling 10.15 am


I know many of you have also been enjoying the games on Phonics Play. The website has lots of great games to practise reading your sounds and reading words. Phonics Play have, very kindly, allowed free access for home learning during the pandemic. The username to log on to the website is: march20 and the password is: home.


Phonics play are producing decodable comics for child to practise their reading. If you would like some different reading materials to try out at home, use the link above to check out the Phonics Play comics. Try out the Phase 2 and/or first 3 comics of Phase 3.


Oxford Owl have a free e-library of books for you to read. I know many of you have already registered and have been enjoying these books. If you haven't done so already, all you need to do is register with an email and set up a password in order to access a huge selection of free eBooks. They also have RWI books on there too that match our reading scheme in school. 


As well as using these fantastic resources, you might also want to play some phonics games! Splat the sound, sound or word bingo, phonics twister, phonics jenga, or anything else that takes your fancy. Take a look back at some of the previous weeks home learning activities for plenty of ideas.  


Marvellous maths work again last week guys! Your addition and subtraction skills are brilliant. This week is a bit of a revision week of various maths topics. The Oak National Academy lessons involve practising: comparing quantities, doubling, halving, addition and subtraction this week. You may wish to take part in all of these lessons or it might be that you feel really confident with addition and subtraction but would like to spend longer practising doubling and halving this week, or vice versa. Use this week to work on the skills that you feel you would like to get better at. Remember there is always Education City to play games and practise your maths skills too, if you prefer. You might also like to look back at some of the previous home learning maths activities and play some maths games at home. You always have lots of great ideas of your own too. Don't forget, Twinkl have lots of fantastic resources they are offering for free for home learning too. I have reposted the practical ideas from Twinkl for this week's topics below too. I hope this all gives you plenty of maths options to choose from. If you would like me to print off anymore maths worksheets for you to do at home, please let me know. Whatever you decide to practise this week, make sure you have fun!


If you would like to take part in this week’s foundation sessions, the links below will take you to the right pages. Have fun, it looks like you enjoyed last week's foundation lessons. 


The Oak National Academy is recording one PSHE lesson per week for Reception children to enjoy. This week the lesson is ‘Games apart’. Remember that although this lesson is posted as Monday’s lesson it can be done on any day.

It really is lovely to keep updated with all the wonderful things you get up to at home and see the super progress you are making. Please keep those photos and messages coming.


Have another super week and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please remember, if you would like anymore paper based activities just get in touch and I can sort that for you. 


Team Reception are smashing home learning. I am so so proud of you all. Parents/carers, a huge thank you for all of your continued support.


Stay safe everyone, missing you all.


Miss Millington