Literacy

For this week's home learning let's have a look at the book Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne. Come and meet Handa and some of the cheeky animals who pinch her fruit!

Scoll to the botton and click on the plan named Handa's surprise, which has an array of exciting activities to cmplete!

 

This week we are conitnuing on from a Trio of Tradtional Tales, however this will follow the story of Jack and the Beanstalk a little more closely. We have an activity for you to complete which helps your child to develop their knowledge an understanding of the world. Lpease lick on the link below.

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/english/plant-a-seed-reception-wk5-1#slide-2

To support your child's learning further, please see the file below named a 'trio of traditional tales' which can be downloaded. It includes many activities for you to complete at home.  These activities link to traditional tales, which your child may already be familiar with. The activities cover many areas of literacy such as key reading and writing skills. Some of the activities also link to other areas of the EYFS curriculum.  Growing plants will help your child's knowledge and undertsanding of the world .  We hope you have lots of fun completing them! 

This week's theme is zoos. We have made every effort to make this pack as fully accessible as possible to those families who do not have access to online resources/learning. There are some online links but these are additional rather than essential to the activities in the pack.

  •  Pick the activities which are appropriate for your child's/children's level of learning
  • The activities are around a theme so there may be activities (e.g. art and design) which children of different ages in the family can do together
  • Children can complete the non-challenge activities in any order and colour the boxes when complete – the sheet is designed to be flexible in order to support parents/carers with managing the home-learning experience as positively as possible
  • If following links online, parents/carers should monitor that children are sticking to that page only and are keeping safe online(e.g. some of the texts are You Tube links).

 

Please click the link below for the latest activities in Literacy.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/english#subjects

This week our theme is minibeasts! Please listen to the poems in, ‘Mad About Minibeasts’ and join in with the words once you’ve learned them. Tell the people you live with what your favourite poem is and why- just like we do in guided reading.

Do you remember when we learned about pets, farm and jungle animals? Can you now draw your favourite minibeast and write some facts about them? Ask your adult to add some lines so you can do your very best handwriting. Don’t forget to count the words in your sentence sound out each word, use finger spaces and remember your full stop.

Enjoy the unit, remember you are not limited to these ideas. Maybe you could create your own under the sea creature painting, make a sea creature sock puppet, or write a story about sea creatures. We hope these ideas have sparked your imagination, have lots of fun.

The link to the PDF is at the bottom of this page, just scroll down to the bottom and click on, 'Reception Home Learning Minibeasts 29.04.20'. Please ensure your child is supervised at all times whilst using the internet links.

Please download the link at the bottom of the page named, 'Communication and Language Home Learning W/C 27.04.20.' Here you will find many ideas of how you can support your child's speech, understanding, listening and understanding skills.

Please click on this link for your English learning based on 'The Three Little Pigs'. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/english/#subjects

Please click on this link for your Foundation learning based on 'Construction'. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/foundation/#subjects

This week our theme is books illustrated by Nick Sharratt! Nick has illustrated many books we have read in class (written by the authors Giles Andreae, Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen). The book, ‘You Choose’ is a firm favourite in our Reception classes, we have used the illustrations to discuss how we could change a mode of transport, a character or setting during our storytelling sessions. The illustrations drawn by Nick Sharratt in this book have provided lots of stimulus for fantastic discussions in class such discussing which method of transport would be best to get us to different places around the world.

Please listen to the story, ‘Shark in the Park’ and join in with the words. Tell the people you live with what your favourite part was and why- just like we do in guided reading. Can you remember what he sees? What does he think it is? What would the shark say if he saw Timothy?

Do you remember when we looked at writing speech bubbles when we learned about the story Six Little Chicks? Can you now write a speech bubble? First draw a character from the book. Then draw your speech bubble. Ask your adult to add some lines to the speech bubble. Don’t forget to count the words in your sentence sound out each word, use finger spaces and remember your full stop.

Remember when we learned all about pets, farm animals and jungle animals? Can you research animals that live under the sea? Make sure you label you picture. Please make sure you sound out each word. You could use a border like the one below for inspiration.

 

 

There are lots of other ways you could have fun learning about under the sea creatures. Read the poems in, Commotion in the Ocean. Can you choose your favourite sea creature and then write a riddle about that creature? To do this you could fold an A4 piece of paper in half. On the front write your riddle e.g. Who am I? I live deep down at the bottom of the ocean. I eat water snails, fish and crabs. I have blue blood. I have 8 legs.

Then open up your card and on the inside, draw your sea creature and write down which sea creature you were. I chose an octopus- did you guess correctly from my clues?

Enjoy the unit, remember you are not limited to these ideas. Maybe you could create your own under the sea creature painting, make a sea creature sock puppet, or write a story about sea creatures. We hope these ideas have sparked your imagination, have lots of fun.

The link to the PDF is at the bottom of this page, just scroll down to the bottom and click on, 'Reception Home Learning Shark in the Park 03.04.20'. Please ensure your child is supervised at all times whilst using the internet links.

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