Welcome to Reception!
We have two classes - The Brown Bears and the Hungry Caterpillars
The Brown Bears Class Teacher is Miss White. Miss White is also our Early Years Lead.
The Hungry Caterpillars Class Teacher is Miss Hulme.
Throughout the week we have some wonderful teaching assistants working with us:
Miss Valente, Mrs Pownall and Miss Friesener.
As we are now in a national lock down, your child will be able to access their remote learning here.
There are links to useful resources and games that can be clicked to enable children to access their learning at home on the "Useful Resources, Websites and Links for EYFS" section of our website.
The suggested timings on these documents are for guidance only.
We would like to remind you that the nature of a typical school day in reception would be 15-20 minute lessons in-between “busy bee learning time” during which the children will learn through play.
Therefore we would suggest that you complete tasks on this sheet throughout the day and then allow the children time to play, go for a walk, get some exercise etc before doing another activity.
Monday 1st March 2021
Home Learning Tasks - 01.03.21-Home-Learning-EYFS.pdf
Reading Comprehension Task
(does not need printing - you can compelte the task by opening this document - 01.03.21-Reading-Comprehension.pdf
Dont forget to choose 2 tasks from the busy bee learning grid today too!
Live session video links:
How to draw a pig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Pu7v_3qUfs8&safe=true
How to draw the three little pigs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= V0x-velHLvo&safe=true
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Home Learning Tasks - 02.03.21-Home-Learning-EYFS-2.pdf
Maths resource (part whole model) Part-Whole-Model-1.pdf
Dont forget to choose 2 tasks from the busy bee learning grid today too!
Other Resources for This Weeks Learning - Busy Bee Learning
- Busy Bee learning Activities - Other-EYFS-Activities-WC-01.03.21.pdf
Communication and Language Task - Communicatin-Language-Verb-Posters.pdf
Number Cards if needed- Number-posters.pdf
(you can always write these on paper at home so dont worry about printing)
Phonics Sound Mats
This should be in your childs home learning pack but here is a copy if you need it
Other Resources You May Need This Week
Optional Printable Resources - this is not compulsory
- Other-Activities-CVC-FRAMES.pdf - this is a large document - just choose one or two pages to complete!
- Guide for parents - Sentence-writing-using-sound-buttons.pdf
PE - in school and during lockdown
Reception have PE on Thursdays.
For children in school during lockdown it is Monday and Thursday
On these days we ask that children come to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.
Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and House PE sweatshirt. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.
PE with Joe Wicks
Dont forget you can join in with PE lessons with bodycoach Joe Wicks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during lockdown -
Virtual PE Lessons
Our friends over at sports coaching north west have set up a youtube channel where they will be hosting daily PE lessons during the lockdown
Parents can subscribe to our Youtube channel where children and parents can join us live daily from 10am or if you cannot make 10am the videos will all be stored and available for use at a time that suits you.
The link for the Sports Coaching Group Channel is below, all videos will appear here:
WC 1st March 2021 - live sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
PE with Tommy - Olympics Week Day 1
Pe with Tommy - Olympics Week Day 2
PE with Tommy - Olympics week Day 3
Useful Resources, Websites and Links for EYFS
In this section you will find links to websites and apps which you can use to support your childrens learning at home
Reading and Writing
- b-and-d-poster-1.pdf - this writing prompt may help your child if they confuse their b and d
- Letter-Formation-Guidance.pdf - a document showing how we teach letter formation in EYFS
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ using the following free login details username: jan21 password: home
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ - currently free if used on a computer. Small charge for use on ipads / other devices
https://www.phonicshero.com/ - currently offering a 7 day free trial
https://readingeggs.co.uk/- currently offering a 30 day free trial for website and app users
Alphablocks are another fun way to learn phonics - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks
https://www.youtube.com/watch/TvMyssfAUx0?safe=true - Tricky word songs that we use in school
A Website with lots of ideas for teaching tricky words -
Tricky word activity mats -
Powerpoint from support session - tricky words
Numberblocks are a great way to learn numbers and have fun - available on IPlayer and as an app too!
Ten Town - Your child will have a login for ten town. Please speak to your class teacher if you have lost your login details.
Other websites to support with learning in EYFS
- Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents They are currently providing some activities and resources for free.
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk - some brilliant games and activities!
- http://www.ictgames.com - ICT games for different subjects
- www.busythings.co.uk - Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/ - Visit the world with Barnaby Bear!
This link shows lots of useful apps for early years -
This document also gives further ideas of apps you can download
Long Term Plan
- Reading books and records need to be in school everyday so that children can read with a member of staff.
- Reading books are changed twice a week and your child will bring home a book banded reading book and a shared book.
- Children will need to have wellies and a waterproof coat in school at all times to play outside in all weathers.
- Please can you name all of your child's belongings and help them to practise recognising them at home.
Children's Mental Health
This year's theme is Express Yourself.
We want the children this week to think about how they can express themselves, talk about how they are feeling, and also who they can talk to if they are not feeling ok.
More information for parents can be found here: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers/
Below, we have uploaded some activities to help you and your children think about and support their mental health this week.
Please remember, all the staff at Church Lane are here if you are your child need us - please contact us if you need us.
Draw your feelings:
A great activity in which your children can draw their body and think about how they are feeling – they can express this in any way they choose. The video goes through this step by step.
Meditation and Yoga for children
Your children will already be familiar with “cosmic kids yoga”
On this website you will also find guided meditations for children. They are called “peace out”
We have uploaded some mindfulness colouring sheets to the class page that your child may wish to use this week.
Play some calm, relaxing music as your child completes these. You may wish to do one too!
Take some time away from your screens today
Here are some ideas you could use: