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Week 13 - wc 06.07.2020

Home Learning Activities - w.c. 06.07.2020

Hi Reception superstars! I hope you have had a great weekend and a good rest. A huge well done and thank you to all children, parents and carers for the hard work and effort you are continuing to put into your home learning activities. Two weeks to go until the summer break, we have got this! Please keep those photos coming again this week, I love to see what you have been up to and the fantastic progress you are all making. Ideas of activities for: Physical Development, English, Maths, Foundation topics and PSHE are all detailed below as usual. Again, 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

As always, the links for: Joe Wicks workouts, Cosmic Yoga, Playdough Disco, Boogie Beebies and Go Noodle dances, are listed below. If you would prefer to create your own physical activity game/workout, such as creating your very own obstacle courses, please feel free to do so. Or why not pick a song, grab your flipper flappers and squiggle while you wiggle! I can't wait to hear what you get up to! 


You are all making such wonderful progress with your writing! I can't wait to see more of your writing this week. There is a choice of English activities for you to take part in again. 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 super ideas and story writing activities.


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 have 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 more fantastic sentences from those that took part in these last week. 
Please remember, 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.  


Super maths work again last week team, well done to you all! This week the focus in maths is on measurements (measuring length, measuring height, measuring weight and describing capacity). Again, you may wish to take part in all of the Oak Academy lessons or it might be that you feel really confident with one area but would like to spend longer practising another. Remember there is always Education City to play games and practise your maths skills too, if you prefer. When you search for length, height, weight or capacity on Education City, most games and activities are for Year 1. However, I know many of you have been taking part in Year 1 activities on the website recently and absolutely smashing them. So if you fancy a challenge, give them a try. 


You might also like to look back at some of the previous home learning maths activities and play some maths games at home. I think the best way to learn all about measurements is to do so practically. You might like to make coat hanger scales to measure and compare weight, build LEGO towers to discuss height or have lots of water play fun whilst discussing the capacity of objects. 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 discussing size. 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 correct pages on the Oak Academy website. This week's lessons look like great fun. I know you all love taking part in Science experiments so I'm sure you'll have plenty of fun. Enjoy!


This week the PSHE lesson from the Oak National Academy is all about ‘Lockdown Heroes’. Remember that although this lesson is posted as Monday’s lesson it can be done on any day.

Please keep those photos and messages coming again this week. It is brilliant to be able to see all you are getting up to at home. I am so proud of you all and the fantastic progress you are making!


Have another great week and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you would like anymore paper based activities please let me know and I can sort those for you. 


Missing you all, children and parents/families, and can't wait to see you again soon!


Take care. 


Miss Millington