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Week 9 - wc 08.06.2020

Home Learning Activities - w.c. 08.06.2020

Good morning Reception. A huge well done for all of your hard work again last week! Both the children at home and in school all worked their little socks off. It is lovely to see the super work you are completing and the progress you are making. Go team Reception! As was the case last week, we will be taking part in lessons from the Oak National Academy online again this week for English, Maths and Foundation subjects. All of the links are posted below in the relevant sections. Please use the links from this page to take you to the correct lessons because, as previously stated, we are working a week behind the lessons posted on the Oak Academy Website. As always, I know you have your own super ideas and activities for home learning and I would love to hear about what you get up to. It was lovely to get home from school last week and catch up on Class Dojo with all of the brilliant work you have been doing. So home learners, please keep those pictures coming. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Physical Development

As always, get your body and brain warmed up for the day with some physical activity. Take your pick from: Joe Wicks workouts, Cosmic Yoga, Playdough Disco, Squiggle while you Wiggle, Boogie Beebies, Go Noodle dances or creating obstacle courses and get ready for the day ahead. 


I loved seeing your Jack and the Beanstalk work last week! The progress you are making with your writing is fantastic. Keep me posted how well your seeds/beans grow! I think you will all love your English lessons this week as Miss Hughes will be teaching you all about Space and the story of Space Ball. As mentioned previously, we will be reading and writing the same story in school to ensure consistency with both home and in school learners. I can't wait to see all of your super stories at the end of the week. Please remember, if any children are finding the story writing particularly challenging, tune into the RWI speed sounds, word time and spelling lessons on the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel instead. 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. 


Just like last week, there are many ways to practise your sounds and learn to read at home. Take a look at the websites below and click on the links provided to get practising those sounds.


I know many of you have been enjoying 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.


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 regsiter 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, don't forget to make some time during the week for some PHONICS GAMES! Splat the sound, sound or word bingo, phonics twister, phonics jenga, the possibilities are endless. Take a look back at some of the previous weeks home learning activities for plenty of ideas.  


You did a super job last week of your maths lessons with Zara, Reggie and the Oak National Academy. Again, I will use the topics that are taught daily at the National Academy to teach the same to children in school and ensure consistency for all Reception learners. This week we will be learning all about 2D and 3D shapes. If there is ever a time when the activity set by the National Academy does not appeal, remember there is always Education City to play games and practise your maths skills too. As per last week, I have not set the following Education City games as homework as not everyone may choose to use them, but if you search for these titles on the website you will find the correct game. 


Education City Suggested Activities:

2D shapes (Monday):

  • Nine Lives (F2 - this means it is Reception age)
  • Bar-B-Shapes (a Year 1 activity if you want a challenge)
  • Paper Shapes Learn Screen (Year 1 but good for learning about the properties of shapes)
  • Shape Spin Learn Screen (Year 1 again but another useful activity - not tablet friendly but will work on a laptop/computer)


3D shapes (Wednesday/Thursday):

  • Solid Shapes Learn Screen (there are no Reception activities for 3D shapes but this year 1 learn screen will identify and name 3D shapes)
  • Sunny shapes (Year 1 activity)


Alternatively, look back at some of the previous home learning maths activities and play some maths games at home. As always, I'm sure you'll have lots of great ideas of your own too. For example, you might like to go on a shape hunt around your house or in the local area if it is safe to do so and see which 2D/3D shapes you can spot along the way. As previously mentioned, don't forget Twinkl also have lots of fantastic resources they are offering for free to children learning at home. So if you fancy something different, head over to Twinkl and search for the maths topic covered by Oak National Academy that day to find more learning and activities. Before lockdown, I sent home with everyone a booklet full of practical ideas from Twinkl that covers various maths topics. Take a look back at those too for some fun maths games to play. I hope this all gives you plenty of maths options to choose from. I can't wait to hear what you all get up to. 


It looks like lots of you had a great time taking part in the foundation lessons on the Oak Academy website last week. I saw some super work, well done guys. 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!

I hope you all have another brilliant week and I can't wait to see and hear about all you get up to.


Take care and stay safe everyone.


Miss Millington