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Welcome to Highwoods Community Primary School Reception class 

Home Learning

Here’s some websites/resources that we use that might be useful to support learning at home. 

11th Jan 2021

I understand Tapestry has been down today. Here are the home learning activities for today, we hope it will be working again tomorrow.

Daily RWI Sessions – https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Maths

  • Counting forwards and backwards to 10/20
  • 1 more and 1 less with numbers up to 10
  • Write numbers from 0-5 correctly
  • Hide numbers around the room from 0-10, find them, then order them.

Use the videos from the link below to help with learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/numbers-within-6-9e95

English and Phonics

Play phase 2 or 3 games.

Phonics song.

Tricky word song phase 2 www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 

Tricky word song phase 3 www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY 

CVC blending song www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWJx0ILwV8 

Geraldine Giraffe on YouTube – different clips focusing on different phonics sounds.

Teach your monster to read (app)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home  It is free to subscribe, access to lots of free e-books and more.

Oak National Academy

Educational Programmes

CBeebies Alphablocks

CBeebies Bedtime stories

Numberblocks episodes.

 

Movement

YouTube – search Just Dance Kids for different dancing sequences, children can copy the movements.

YouTube – search Cosmic Kids Yoga for different yoga sequences which last between 10-20minutes and follow a
different theme/story.

Maths

TopMarks maths games for ages 3-5yrs. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years.  Choose from counting, ordering and sequencing, measures and shapes.

Oak National Academy

ICT Games 

2D shapes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0 

Counting backwards from 20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srPktd4k_O8 

Subitising numbers (knowing how many without counting) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L8bIDeW5co 

Doubling numbers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-KTHfrFit0 

Days of the week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXMofxtDPUQ 

Positional language ‘Where’s the monkey’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idJYhjGyWTU 

Count and Move https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c63GSu3oWns 

Phonics

 

We learn the letter sounds in this order: m a s d t i n p o c k u b f e l h sh r j v y w th z ch qu x ng nk. Once children are secure on these sounds and can blend simple words together we move on to more complex vowel sounds. We liaise closely with parents so you know what your child is learning and how you can best support them with reading at home.

Understanding the world

Every Wednesday we share ‘World Wide Wednesday’. This is where we look at different countries from across the world.

In previous years we have visited, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, China, Thailand, Kenya, Nigeria, India, Australia and many many more. When we have children from different countries we try to include their country so all children have an awareness of their cultural heritage.

Physical Development

At Highwoods we work on both our fine motor skills, those needed for writing, and our gross motor skills, that help us play safely together.

We have PE lessons once a week and also enjoy additional blocks of Yoga and Forest school.

We embrace a child led ethos, therefore children can go outside in our outdoor classroom and playground all year round in all weathers. We have a variety of activities including a mud kitchen, digging area, sandpit, water tray and balance/climbing equipment.

These activities can be done at home to support your child’s physical development. We would recommend children have regular access to activities that use: lego/duplo, play dough, climbing, digging, sweeping, colouring, painting and threading.

Expressive art and design

In reception we focus on exploring different art and design activities. We want to enthuse a love of creative activities that will prepare children for the rest of their lives.

Children are encouraged to use their imaginations in their play, we provide differing role play areas and story telling props which help to act out familiar stories and for them to make sense of the world around them These activities are fundamental for developing social skills and positive relationships with peers.

Forest School

All children in reception have regular afternoon sessions at Forest School. Here we develop key skills for learning through hands on practical activities.

Forest school ensures that children are given opportunities to develop outside of the classroom and boosts emotional well-being.  Over time, children develop an increase in resilience, self confidence, enthusiasm for learning, communication and problem-solving skills.

Tapestry

Tapestry is our online Learning Journey. All children are signed up at the start of the year, it is secure and confidential.

Teaching staff upload regular observations, pictures and videos of what children are doing at school. This helps us to record their progress and is invaluable to open up communications between home and school so parents can discuss with their children about the things they have been doing.

Parents are encouraged to upload their own observations to Tapestry of activities children do at home that support their learning.

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