Early Years

 


 

Week Commencing 30th March 2020

Hello lovely Barn Owls and Little Owls. We hope you are all still well. Please remember, if you can't get outside because you don't have a balcony or garden keep your windows open to let in some fresh air.  It's important to keep moving too. This week, we'd like you to continue using Cosmic Yoga on youtube but also GoNoodle. They have some fun songs and can help you to be calm and mindful: 

GoNoodle Good Energy

We're updating this page weekly but keep checking in regularly as we may have time to do so more often. 

Twinkl resources

The wonderful Twinkl has some great resources to keep you busy (away from screens!) There's a free month of access for parents due to school closures so do go and have a look.

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2:  enter this code CVDTWINKLHELPS

We really like these Spring Mindfulness colouring sheets:

Understanding the World

For those of you who took home a germinating bean to continue growing at home, how are they getting on? Are they giant beanstalks yet? We're looking after Giselle's bean and it's beginning to sprout but not ready to plant in the pot yet. It seems to be enjoying all the lovely sunshine! There's a video below that shows how your bean will continue to grow (it's time lapse so your bean won't grow that quickly unfortunately!) If you don't have your own bean, don't worry, we're growing Giselle's for you too!

Giselle's bean is sprouting

All About Easter

We're still in the period of Lent but Easter is getting closer. We can't explore all about Easter together, but Let's Celebrate will take you on Toby's journey as his family prepares for Easter. 

Let's Celebrate: Easter

Reading

Please continue to read together regularly, sharing and telling each other stories. 

Oxford Owl has free e-books which link to our phonics learning. To use the site, you just need to make an account and all the books are free. 

Oxford Owl e-books

Phonics learning for Reception

Daily phonics practice. Please keep practising your sounds daily. A pdf of our sounds is below but remember you can sing to help you to remember.

You can sing along with our phonics songs here:

https://www.bing.com/videos/se...

If you're not sure how to pronounce each sound, the Lady with the Lips is a fantastic guide: 

Here is a powerpoint of all of our sounds. Please go through all of the sounds, making sure you say the sounds clearly and use your actions.

It's also important to keep practising our high frequency (or tricky) words. Here is a pdf of all the words you need to know in reception:

When you're ready to write, you can find our sound mats and high frequency words in Week Commencing 23 March 2020.

For extra phonics practise, we recommend Teach Your Monster to Read as it's an app approved by the Department for Education. You can play on a desktop or laptop or download a free app for your tablet. 

Please continue to practise your blending on ictgames.com

Forest PhonicsHelp a Hedgehog and Poop Deck Pirates

phonics blending games

Our nursery rhyme of the week

Our nursery rhyme this week is:

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;

All the king's horses and all the king's men

Couldn't put Humpty together again.

Maths learning for Reception

This week, we are thinking about adding two groups together and counting on to find the total. 

You can choose any real objects in your home, for example some apples and some bananas. Remember to put one group in your head and put the other group on your fingers. Touch your fingers one at a time to your nose to find the total, counting on from the number in your head. Can you write a maths addition sentence to record your answer? Remember it looks like this: 1 + 2 = 3

You can use  a number line to help you:

NRich has a lovely activity for addition and subtraction where children have to keep track of objects in a box

Brain Breaks

Please take some time each day for a brain break to help you calm and relax ready for learning. Ideally this should be first thing in the morning, after lunch and at about 3 o'clock just like we do in school. You can practise along with Ms Afzal (Uz) by using this link:

practise your brain break

Our school prayers

Before lunch, can you sing our lunchtime prayer?

Lunchtime Prayer

Thank you for the world so sweet,

Thank you for the food we eat, 

Thank you for the birds that sing, 

Thank you God for everything.

Amen.

And at the end of the day, please keep saying our School Prayer:

Our School Prayer

Lord of the loving heart, 

May ours be loving too. 

Lord of the gentle hands, 

May ours be gentle too.

Lord of the willing feet, 

May ours be willing too. 

So may we grow more like you,

in all we say and do. 

Amen 

We're looking forward to when we can all be together again at school. Love to you all.x

 


 

Week Commencing 23rd March 2020

Hello lovely Barn Owls and Little Owls. We hope you are all well. If you can't get outside because you don't have a balcony or garden please have your windows open to let in some fresh air.  It's important to keep moving too. We highly recommend Cosmic Kids Yoga on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/C...

We're updating this page weekly but keep checking in regularly as we may have time to do so more often. 

The wonderful Twinkl has some great resources to keep you busy (away from screens!) There's a free month of access for parents due to school closures so do go and have a look.

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2:  enter this code CVDTWINKLHELPS

We really like this one:

Reading

There are some lovely stories on CBeebies:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

Amazon is also offering free audio books for children:

https://stories.audible.com/di...

We highly recommend anything Winnie the Pooh (and Eeyore!)

Drawing

Please do lots of drawing. The more you draw the better you get! Can you do a drawing based on one of our traditional stories or nursery rhymes?

This week's core text

This week we are reading Julia Donaldson's The Troll. If you don't have a copy then never fear, here it is! 

Core text ideas:

1. Draw a treasure map for Hank Chief and his pirates to follow. You can make it as imaginative as you like!

2. Write a menu for a meal that WON'T make the crew sick!

3. Build a junk modelling pirate ship. Use whichever resources you can find.

4. What do you think the troll REALLY wants to eat? Can you draw some lovely meals for him? 

5. Write a thank you letter from the crew to the troll for his brilliant cooking. Use your sounds and high frequency words to help you. 


Phonics learning

Please keep practising your sounds every day and remember to keep learning your high frequency words. 

You can sing along with our phonics songs here:

https://www.bing.com/videos/se...

This is our phase 2 sound mat:

And this is our phase 3 sound mat

These are all the high frequency words you need to do some fabulous writing

When you are writing your sounds, these are the letter formation rhymes to remember and use

and here is a great Read and Race game so you can practise your consonant digraphs: qu, ch, sh, th, ng

Practise your blending on ictgames.com

Forest Phonics, Help a Hedgehog and Poop Deck Pirates

phonics blending games

Our nursery rhyme of the week

Our nursery rhyme this week is Hey Diddle Diddle:

Hey diddle diddle

The cat and the fiddle

The cow jumped over the moon

The little dog laughed to see such fun

And the dish ran away with the spoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRCTpupaJK4

please sing along


Maths learning

We are still thinking about doubles. Can you find some pairs of things in your house? Clue: It's Double one!

Can you double your toys just like we doubled our friends? You can also do this with lego or blocks and make some doubling towers.

We love NRich, it has some great practical maths activities for Early Years:

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

This is a great doubling activity

Brain Break

Please take some time each day for a brain break to help you calm and relax ready for learning. Ideally this should be first thing in the morning, after lunch and at about 3 o'clock just like we do in school. You can practise along with Ms Afzal (Uz) by using this link:

https://mindup.org.uk/mindup-activities/

School prayer

We would love you to keep saying our school prayer every day. 

Our School Prayer

Lord of the loving heart, 

May ours be loving too. 

Lord of the gentle hands, 

May ours be gentle too.

Lord of the willing feet, 

May ours be willing too. 

So may we grow more like you,

in all we say and do. 

Amen 

Please remember, even though we can't be together we are still a team. Love to you all.x