Friday 5th March 2021
Good Morning everyone!
Thank you and a massive well done to those of you who entered my two World Book Day competitions yesterday, it was a really hard decision to choose my winners, I wish I could have chosen you all!
How are you all feeling about coming back to school next week?
Just a reminder that Miss Wightman will be your teacher from Monday, she is going to post a video for you to watch today
I will miss all of you and it does feel a little bit strange knowing I won't see you for a while. When my baby comes I will definitely show you some photo's and maybe even do a zoom call with you all!
I hope you have a fantastic first week back at school next week, remember to listen carefully, try your best and most importantly, have fun!
Thursday 4th March - Today is World Book Day!
To celebrate, myself and Miss Wightman will be uploading a story for you to listen too every hour! I wonder which one will be your favourite?
Today is the last day for you to send your Extreme Reader photograph to me if you would like to enter the competition! I have some photographs to share with you a little bit later too! See information below about the competition :)
There is also a Baby Name Book front cover activity and competition over on Purple Mash too!
I hope you enjoy today's reading activities.
World Book Day - Thursday 4th March
Hi everyone, to celebrate World Book Day 2021 I am going to run an Extreme Reader competition.
If you would like to take part I would like you to send me a photograph of yourself reading a book in a crazy, funny place! Somewhere where you wouldn't usually read a book! I have attached some examples below!
Please email your photograph to me by 6pm on Thursday the 4th March and I will choose my winner - the crazier and funnier the better!
You can send your photo to me via my school email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the Extreme Reader blog on Purple Mash.
It would be lovely to share your photo's with your friends so please write a comment if you are happy for me to post them onto the school website for everyone to see
See below for some examples!
Monday 1st March
Good morning everyone, I hope you have had a lovely weekend. It has been really sunny where I live so we have spent lots of time outside at the park and playing in the garden
This week there is a definite theme of Art for the majority of your topic related activities (see below), I would love to see your work so please feel free to email me a photograph
Today's story is Night Monkey, Day Monkey - do you remember it from class? In Phonics we are learning the 'er' digraph and in Maths we are revisiting our work on 2D shapes and repeating patterns. In Talk for Writing we will be drawing our own story / instruction map, telling somebody how to make pitta bread pizzas. Did any of you make one last week?
I hope you have a great week.
26th February 2021
Good Morning Everyone
You have made it to the end of another week of home learning - I am so proud of how hard you have all worked!
Phonics - phonics play grab a giggling grapheme game
Maths - count to 20 Youtube workout and missing number activity
3 activities on Purple Mash :)
Thursday 25th February
Good morning Reception
Why not have a go at making pitta bread pizzas for your lunch this week if you haven't already? I would love to see a photograph of them. Ivy and I made them last week and I can confirm they are delicious
I hope you enjoy today's phonics, maths and Purple Mash activities.
Tuesday 23rd February
Good morning everyone, I hope the sun shines again today
Here are your activities for today! I hope you enjoy them.
Hi everyone! Just a quick Guided Reading notice.
In order for the link to work, I have found copying and pasting it into the very top search bar on Google works. The book should then come onto your screen straight away.
If you are still having problems please let me know
Monday 22nd February
Good Morning Reception, I hope you have had a lovely half term
In Talk for Writing we are going to learn how to follow instructions to make pitta bread pizzas! I have filmed a short video - please watch and join in. Why not have a go at making your own pitta bread pizzas this week? Make sure you wash your hands first :)
In Phonics we are practising to recognise all of our sounds through our popular Jolly Phonics song and in Maths we are practising our counting skills this week.
I have also uploaded a Joe Wicks PE session and cutting skills sheets where you can design your own pizza and healthy lunch!
On Purple Mash I have uploaded a link to your Guided Reading book for the week. All of the information is there for you, please let me know if you have any problems. My school email address is email@example.com
I hope you enjoy your activities.
Friday 12th February
Good morning everyone!
Today we are having a screen free day with a range of activities that don't require a screen. I would love to see what you have been getting up too so please feel free to send me photo's either via our blog on Purple Mash or through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that there is no requirement to print the supporting documents off. You could draw your own snakes and ladders game onto paper or cardboard for example
There is no requirement to take part in our screen free day. There will still be 3 activities over on Purple Mash for you to complete as normal, however our usual story, phonics and maths sessions will be missing from today's activities.
Well done for working so hard during lockdown I hope you enjoy your half term break.
Thursday 10th February
Good Morning Reception
How are you getting on with your Art Task? Please remember to email a photo of your work to me on email@example.com
Here are your activities for today
Tomorrow is Wellness Day so watch out for updates on that tomorrow
Wednesday 10th February
Good morning everyone, do you have much snow in Carlisle? There is so much where I live!
Here are your activities for today
Please don't forget about this week's Art Task too. Scroll down to find out more information
Have a lovely day!
Tuesday 9th February
We have one more week until half term everybody - keep up the great work!
Please see details below regarding this week's fun Art Task for Miss Alexander
Friday 5th February
Story: Ruby's Worry - How did Ruby make her worry disappear?
Phonics: A link to a new website called Espresso, I have attached a video showing you which game we are going to play today. I have also given you the username and password
Maths: Practise your estimating skills with the activities found on the home learning sheet
Have a lovely weekend.
Thursday 4th February
Activities for today:
Story - The Worrysaurus - How do you feel today? How did the way the Worrysaurus felt change during the story?
Phonics - 'or' video with Miss Watson and phonics play game
Maths - estimating worksheet, estimate the amount of foods and then check!
Wednesday 3rd February - Good Morning Reception!
It was lovely speaking to most of you yesterday, you are all working really hard whilst staying safe
Story: Meesha Makes Friends - listen out for my questions at the end of the story
Phonics: Learn a new digraph with Miss Watson and take part in the phonics play game
Maths: Estimating with Miss Watson
Tuesday 2nd February - Good Morning Reception
I will be calling you all today so please listen out for your grown ups phone ringing
Story - Will You Be My Friend?
Phonics - Today we are learning the short 'oo' sound with Miss Watson and practising our sounding out and blending on the game Buried Treasure!
Maths - Estimating video and activities on Oak Academy
3 activities on Purple Mash
Have a lovely day, don't forget to get some fresh air too, why not go for a Winter walk? Remember to wrap up warm!
Monday 1st February - Good morning!!
Are you ready for a brand new week of learning?
Story: The Colour Monster. This week it is Children's Mental Health Week. Each story that I post this week will allow you to think about your feelings and allow you to reflect about how different characters may be feeling.
Phonics: New digraph 'oo' and roll and read activity.
Maths: This week we will learn how to estimate. Today we focus on counting out loud, number recognition and counting objects - all through a fun number hunt with Miss Watson!
I will be calling you all on Tuesday this week to see how you are
5 topic activities to work your way through at your own pace:
- Just Dance
- Talk for Writing Story Map with Miss Watson
- Skittle Science Experiment
- Apple crisp cooking activity
- Push and pull sorting activity
Teach Your Monster How to Read is a fantastic phonics game, designed like a computer game. I have had lots of fun playing the games and I am sure your child will too! The website version is free, however it it also available via an app.
Number blocks videos on Iplayer or Youtube
Alphablocks on Iplayer or Youtube
Oxford Owl Ebooks is a website where your child can read Guided Reading books Online. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
You will need to make a free account and select Level 1 and 1+.
Activities for Friday 29th January
Story: Mr Wolf makes Pancakes - remember to reflect on my questions too!
Phonics - new digraph 'oa' video with Miss Watson and an 'oa' and 'igh' worksheet.
Maths - measuring video with Miss Watson then complete the recording sheet by estimating and measuring the length of household objects
*Draw out your own worksheets if you don't have a printer
Good morning everyone!
Here are your new activities for Thursday 28th January! Don't forget to check out your new tasks on Purple Mash too!
Keep working hard I really do enjoy seeing your work each day on Purple Mash
Good morning everyone!
I hope you enjoy today's activities - Wednesday 27th January
Good morning everybody!
Here are your activities for Tuesday 26th January :) Don't forget about the topic related activities which you can choose from this week, and also our 3 daily Purple Mash activities too! I really look forward to seeing how well you have got on with each activity.
Have a lovely day.
I hope you have had a lovely weekend.
I am going to start uploading 5 topic related activities and 1 Guided Reading video clip for you to access as you wish throughout the week, these activities will remain at the top of this class page each day :)
Today we are learning the 'ai' digraph in phonics, use mathematical language to describe size and height or length, and begin to learn our new Talk for Writing story - The Enormous Turnip.
Have lots of fun and stay safe!
You have made it to the end of your third week of home learning - well done for working so hard!
Here are your activities for Friday 22nd January :)
Here are your new activities for Thursday 21st January, I hope you enjoy them.
Parents - I have written a new blog on Purple Mash explaining the expectation towards timings of activities being completed, please a take a read and leave a comment if you would like to ask any questions.
Here are your new activities for Wednesday 20th January. We are learning new tricky words in Phonics, making repeating patterns with our 2D shapes in Maths, completing a cut and stick story map activity linked to The Little Red Hen and finding out how animals grow in Lesson 2 of our Science Unit.
I hope you enjoy all of the activities
Today (Tuesday 19th January) we will continue to learn about 2D shapes in Maths by sorting different foods according to their 2D shape. We will learn the sound 'ch' in phonics, retell our edited version of The Little Red Hen and also take part in Lesson 1 of our Science Unit for the week, which is all about Farm Animals and their babies/offspring.
Why not start the day with a dance routine from Jump Start Jonny?
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I have uploaded some photo's of what I have been up too this weekend over on the blog on Purple Mash. It would be lovely if you could take a look and upload a photo of what you have been up too!
Here are your activities for Monday 18th January, don't forget to look at your new activities on Purple Mash too
Good morning Reception!
Here are your activities for Friday 15th January, keep going, it's nearly the weekend!
I have written a blog post on Purple Mash, it would be great if you and your grown up could type a response to my question. This is another great way for us to keep in touch! I can't wait to read your comments
Have a lovely weekend.
Here are your new activities for Thursday 14th January :)
Wednesday 13th January - Hi everyone!
I hope you are all okay, it has been lovely chatting to you and your parents this week. If I haven't managed to get hold of you don't worry as I will be making more phone calls this afternoon.
Here are our new activities for today. Tricky words is the focus for Phonics, I have a new ordering ladybirds maths game for you and we will continue to learn the story of The Little Red Hen and think about how to stay safe in Lesson 3 of Science.
Please feel free to email me any of the children's work on firstname.lastname@example.org - I would love to see it!
Here are Tuesday's activities :) Don't forget to check your new Purple Mash activities too :)
Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!
Below are some brand new activities for you to complete on Monday 11th January. We are learning new sounds in Phonics, focussing on counting and number recognition in Maths and we start a brand new English Unit on The Little Red Hen :)
There is also a fun unit called Staying Safe to complete this week, as well as daily physical challenges and a weekly baking challenge!
There are four new activities over on Purple Mash too :)
In regards to Guided Reading, you can find online versions by visiting Oxford Owl and finding the e books. Your child will be on a pink or red book. I will post the link below :)
I will be phoning you all this week for a quick catch up so I am really looking forward to that :)
We have made it to the end of the week :) Below are your activities for Friday 8th January, please remember to check out the new activities which I have uploaded onto Purple Mash too!
If you have any questions please email me on the following address: email@example.com
Have a lovely weekend.
Below you will find new activities for Thursday 7th January. There are 4 new activities for you to complete on Purple Mash too. I hope you are enjoying the activities. Well done to those of you who have been completing all of your activities so far!
If you need your Purple Mash log in details please phone school or email me on my school address which is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Likewise, if you need help with anything please drop me an email, I will be checking this email account regularly during school hours.
Below you will find activities for Wednesday 6th January. Don't forget to complete the new activities that I have set for you on Purple Mash too! :)
Below I have attached all of the activities that I would like you to complete on Tuesday 5th January. There is a combination of phonics, maths, reading and foundation subjects such as physical activity and cooking!
I have also uploaded 3 activities onto Purple Mash which I will respond too once they have been completed. They have to be completed by 2.45pm.
Each day new activities will be available for you on this class page and via Purple Mash.
I hope you enjoy them.
Hello everyone :)
What a busy couple of weeks we have had in Reception! All of the children have settled in really well and have enjoyed getting to know each other and their new classroom.
Every Monday afternoon the children will be taking part in Physical Education (PE) activities in the PE hall. Please ensure that earrings are not worn on this day. Your child's PE kit lives on their peg and they are encouraged to get dressed and undressed independently. The children really enjoyed their first session this week and wanted to go back again on Tuesday!
We have talked a lot about Autumn this week and the changes that come with it - take a look at what we have been up too below.
I am really excited to meet you all properly on Thursday and Friday this week. We are going to have lots of fun getting to know each other and exploring the classroom and outdoor space! Please check your letter for your arrival and pick up times.
This week I have posted The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This week I have been doing lots of gardening and I found 3 green caterpillars. Which minibeasts can you find outside?
See you on Thursday!