Feel free to contact me, using the email address below, with any photos of work or craft that your child has created at home. You can also contact me if you have any queries regarding the activities I have set on our class page.
Miss Bredbury - Class Teacher
Mrs Wood Teaching Assitant
Ms Blair PPA Cover Teacher
Miss Jones Apprentice
Simple, fun activities for children from birth to five
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OnlineSafetyAtHome has been created by the NCA-CEOP Thinkuknow Education Team to support parents and carers during COVID-19 and closure of schools. Home activity packs Each fortnight, we release new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities parents and carers can do with their child to support their online safety at home. You can access these packs on our parents and carers website.
Monday 18th May - Home learning
I hope you are safe and well. This week we are continuing with our African theme.
Here are the activities I would like you to try this week:
Activity 1: Re-tell handa’s story using story map for support.
Activity 2: Research monkeys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owr198WQpM8
Activity 3: Finish non-fiction book off adding front cover and contents.
Activity 4: Make a fruit kebab/fruit smoothie/ fruit salad, can you use some of Handa's fruit.
Activity 5: Sing 10 cheeky monkeys, remembering one less.
Activity 6: Make a fruit basket using paper.
I hope to hear from you soon! Please continue to email your pictures of any work you have done.
Week 8 - Monday 11th May
I hope you are all well!
This week we will be continuing to focus on our safari theme! The key worker children will be doing activities based around the story, Handa’s surprise. I would also like you to find out about another African animal.
Here are the activities I would like you to have a go at:
Activity One: Watch Handa's surprise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIV_xYi0as
Activity Two: Discuss with your child where you think the story is set and why? What similarities and differences do you notice?
Activity Three: Can you re-tell the story, create a story map to help you!
Activity Four: Make a rain shaker with objects from around the house for e.g. pasta and rice inside a tube or cardboard box, can you decorate it with African patterns? You could put some African music on and dance.
Activity Five: Research the animal ‘elephant’, can you find out any facts about it? Use youtube videos or any non-fiction books that you have at home. Write a sentence and draw a picture of the elephant, you could even label your drawing. Add this fact to your giraffe fact. Next week you will have three different animal facts, you will have your own non-fiction book with animals you have researched!
Here is a video to help you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpzwxDqVDtc
Activity six: Can you create a necklace out of a paper plate, try to design a repeating pattern.
Please continue to email me with your super work!
Monday 4th May
This week I am in school working with the key worker children, focusing on the topic of 'safari animals'. We will be finding out lots of facts and doing fun activities all about giraffes.
Here are some activities you could try at home!
Please make sure you email me with pictures of what you are doing at home!
Activity One - Watch this clip on youtube all about giraffes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNYXweQ81vI
Can you create a giraffe at home, label it and add a new fact you have found out? (you can make it however you want!)
Activity Two -Let's go on a safari hunt..can you create a some binoculars for it?
Activity Three - Can you move around your house like 5 different safari animals?
Activity Four -Pretend you are creeping tiger how many steps would take to get from one side of the room to the other. Now you're a big stomping elephant, How many more steps did it take. Carry on with your own questions using safari animals!
Activity Five - On Friday we will be celebrating VE day, can you create a union Jack?
I look forward to hearing from you, stay safe.
Monday 27th April - Week Six
Hope you are all keeping well and are managing to keep busy! I’ve enjoyed spending my time taking spring walks and listening to all the birds tweeting! Thank you to everyone who sent me emails this week, it looks like you are having a super time!
Activity One - Focus on all the different ways to make 10. Here are some suggestions of activities you could do…
Number hunt – finding missing numbers to make 10 - Start with 10 items (toys, pencils etc.) and hide them around the house. Give your child 1 minute to find as many as they can. Look at how many they have. How many more do they need to make 10?
You may wish to make a 10 frame (10 boxes on a piece of paper) so your child can put the items on they have found. Then they can see how many boxes full and how many are missing. (click the link below to see an example)
Repeat with different amounts or objects too.
Activity Two - Play ‘helicopter rescue’ on topmarks. This is one of our class's favourite games!
Activity Three- Can you help the frog cross the road? Play ‘phonics frog’ and find out!
Activity Four -Have you been on a spring walk yet? I have spotted lots of different birds whilst I have been out enjoying mine! Why not have a go at drawing or painting some birds? My favourite is the robin because I think its red breast is unique! Maybe you could try writing a couple of sentences about the bird you have chosen and why it is your favourite!
Activity Five- (Handwriting practice) choose 3 letters to practice letter formation. I have uploaded a document, these are some of the phrases we use to help the children to form their letters correctly.I hope these help!
Hope to hear from you soon. Take care,
Monday 20th April - Week 5
I hope you have been enjoying the glorious sunshine! I’ve had a lovely week working in school, we have made cards for the people in care homes, played outside and made lots of lovely pictures.
Activity one: This week it is St George’s week. Watch the story on youtube
You can try some of the suggested activities below!
Can you remake the dragon using eggs boxes?
Make armour out of junk modelling.
Retell the story.
Activity Two: Go on a Spring walk, what can you find to suggest it is this time of year e.g daffodils, leaves growing on the trees, butterflies in the garden. You could draw a picture of what you have found.
Activity Three: Go on a bug hunt and count how many different bugs you can find. Talk to your child about how many more of one bug you have found compared to another bug! How many more bugs would I need to make 10 for example!
Please continue with your daily reading using the oxford owl website.
Continue practising tricky words, you could write these words outside with chalks, use water and a paint brush to write them on a wall, hide the words around the house to see if your child can find them and say the word. Can you write a sentence with a tricky word in it?
Every morning on youtube there are live phonics sessions.
Type into youtube speed sounds:
There are three different sets, set one is great for revision!
Please continue to send me pictures of what you have been up to! It’s been lovely receiving your pictures and seeing what you have been up to!
An update from Ms Blair!
I hope you are enjoying this lovely weather.
I thought you may like to see some more photos of our potatoes.
One of them has been on a windowsill inside. Can you see how much it has grown already? Can you see the roots in the soil?
The others are in a sack outside and have grown too, but not as much. I wonder why?
My cat, Toastie, is not very interested. I think she would rather sit in the sun.
Love from Ms Blair
A message from Ms Blair
Like many of you I am at home with my family.
However, I am thinking of you all and I have seen the fantastic photos and wonderful work on your class web page.
I have been looking after our potatoes and have planted them in plastic sacks on my patio. You may be able to see the label on a stick in each sack.
“Rocket” and “Bellmonda” are the 2 types of potatoes we are growing and there are 3 seed potatoes in each sack. I wonder which ones will be the first to grow?
I have also planted a potato in a plastic bottle so that you will be able to watch it grow.
I am going to water them often and will send you some more photos soon.
Happy Easter and have fun in the sun.
From Ms Blair
Monday 13th April (Week 4) Easter week
I hope you are keeping safe and well! Just a quick update to see how you are all doing?
I hope you've had a super Easter and the Easter bunny came to visit you!
I look forward to hearing from you all soon and seeing your Easter pictures.
Miss Bredbury x
Monday 6th April – Week 3 (Easter Week)
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and taking care to keep safe. I have really enjoyed receiving your emails this week, it looks like you are doing some wonderful activities 😊.
Please continue to stay in touch, it has been amazing hearing from you all.
As this week would have been your Easter holiday, I am writing a list of activities that you can do.
I mentioned last week the whiterose website, https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/.
Select week one, they're lots of super activities on here linked to Easter ranging from maths to art and crafts I am sure will you enjoy doing them :-).
On our school website you will find daily Easter activities posted too, here is the link, (https://www.st-pauls.stockport.sch.uk/easter-week-2020/) There will be stories, prayers, and activities to explore running all the way up to Easter Day.
Please continue to use the oxford owls ebooks, scroll down to find the link!
Hope to hear from you all soon, have a lovely Easter!
Miss Bredbury x
Home Learning Week 2 - Wednesday 1st April 2020
I would first like to say a massive thank you for all your kind words and support. I hope you are all keeping well during this difficult time. I hope to hear from you all soon, with the activities that are keeping you busy!
My email address is email@example.com. Do let me know what you have been learning at home and parents I am here for you to ask any questions about how to support learning at home.
I am aware you have been set the challenge this week of washing bowl science, using the TTS booklet pages 12-13. (Please scroll down to find the link to the TTS booklet). I hope you are enjoying it and not making too much of a mess! Do send me your predictions and photos of you completing this activity. You could write your predictions down or draw a picture of what you think might happen and record your results!
I have provided a link to Oxford Owls ebooks and learning activities. This is a great site as it links to the Oxford Reading Tree scheme we use in school and there are lots of free learning resources. Have a go at the ebooks in the 4-5 age group pink, red and yellow book bands.
The Twinkl website is offering free access to its resources. Simply sign up and enter the passcode UKTWINKLHELPS. I suggest you look at the Phase two and three Phonics activities.
Also, do log into the free online games site www.topmarks.co.uk. We use this in Reception, they have lots of fun counting and shape games for early years that the children will be familiar with. We focus mainly on becoming secure recognising, counting and ordering numbers to 20 so look for the games that focus on this aspect. 'Chopper Squad' and 'Blast off' are two games we use all the time!
I am also uploading a link to the white rose website, https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/. They have some great resources for home learning! There is a mini tutorial for each lesson and a worksheet to accompany it. There is a lesson each day!
Please continue to scroll to the bottom of this page to find lots of useful links and songs, lots of these will be familiar to you! You should be familiar with the 'tricky words' song, please practise reading and writing these words over the coming weeks.
I will be posting on a weekly basis, stay safe and stay touch. Looking forward to hearing from you all soon,
Miss Bredbury x
Oxford Owls ebooks and learning activities link
Who are the people in my family?
How do we get around?
Who lives in the North and South Poles?
What happens on a farm?
Where in the world is Africa?
What can you find beyond the clouds?
Welcome to our Reception Class webpage. Here you will find useful information on the curriculum , our Learning Challenges and how to support your child with learning at home. We hope to have a fun filled year of learning and one in which you will see your child make great progress. Working together we can help your child to be the best that they can be!
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers, catering for children from birth to
five, must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's school 'readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
(EYFS Statutory Framework (2018)
There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in the early years. All areas are important and cross over. The first three areas engage children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, they help children to make healthy relationships, build an ability to learn and achieve. These three areas are called the Prime Areas and are:
The Prime Areas are strengthened and applied in the next four areas which are known as the Specific Areas:
More information on the EYFS curriculum can be found in our Reception booklet.
Tuck is payable every Monday to Miss Bredbury or Mrs Wood. Your £1 pays for toast everyday and for occasional extra bits and pieces which enhance children's learning, e.g. art and craft resources, baking ingredients, party food, role-play resources. If we do not receive enough contributions towards tuck, we may have to start providing it to only those who do pay.
PE with Mr Stevenson will take place every Tuesday morning. Please ensure your child has a PE Kit, black shorts, plain sky blue t-shirt, black pumps, trainers and jogging pants for outdoors and a pump bag. This can be left on your child's peg for the half term. Please write your child's name on each item of clothing.
Please provide a water bottle for your child and bring to school everyday. We are a healthy school and only plain water is allowed, thank you.
Reading books need to be in school everyday. Please sign the Planner to indicate if you have read the book with your child at home. Books will be changed weekly.
Sound books will be sent home every Friday. Each week the new letter sounds the class learn during the week will be written in their book. Please practise reading and writing these sounds at home and return the sound book to school on Mondays.
Every Friday your child will be given the opportunity to choose a Library book. This should be returned every week so that they can regularly change it.
Good News Bear
As a reward for lovely behavior, every child has the chance to take home our Good News Bear at some point over the year. A book will also be sent in which you can help your child to draw and/or write or add photographs about their time with the bear. The Bear will be sent home on Fridays.