FS2 Home School Learning

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Good Morning FS2

Today is Monday 30th March

Thank you Mr Bettridge for creating a new class page for us, there was a lot to scroll through! We now have a story for ‘snack time’ as well. I hope you enjoy listening to it!

I had a lovely weekend I hope you did too! I have enjoyed spending time in the garden, Moggy is very happy to have strokes whenever she likes! Looking out my window this morning…

‘I can see my cat in the garden, she likes to look at the birds and run in the bushes.’

Can you write a sentence or two about what you can see out of your window? I have uploaded a picture of Moggy in my garden for you to see on Tapestry :o)

Have a lovely day, Mrs Leyland xx

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Good Morning Boys and Girls! Happy Monday 6th July.

Another busy week of fun ahead! I have filled your folder ‘My Documents’ on Tapestry for this week’s home learning. Please remember if you need any printing I send everything over to the school office on Monday morning. I am always thinking of fun things that the children will enjoy and continue to use the weekends to plan and prepare for the week ahead so unfortunately I cannot send the work any earlier. Thank you for your consideration.

This and next week in school the children will be very busy! We are learning about Brazil and thinking about going up to Year 1 :o)

I have included all of the activities for you to explore and enjoy as a free choice, I have also made suggestions on which day to enjoy them! Please remember the timetable is there to support you and your child please make it work for you!

I have uploaded a final Phase 4 phonics planner- don’t worry if you are still working through last weeks. Continue to dip in and out and using Alphablocks/YouTube or your wallets on some days please don’t feel rushed :o)

For today’s Literacy can you write about the weekend? Mr Leyland and I had a lovely BBQ on Saturday, we had to put the umbrella up just in case it rained!

Enjoy reading your PowerPoint story today and talking and sharing thoughts. It’s about a caterpillar called Cody, who isn’t too sure about turning into a butterfly. Use this morning to support your child’s understanding of how change can be a little worrying and that it’s normal to feel that way. Change can be very exciting and lovely! Today is for talking about the caterpillars experience rather than transition in school- tomorrows circle time will give you and your child the time to talk more about Year 1 :o)

Maths this week is ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet! This isn’t a story I have read but we love to read Tyrannosaurs Drip in school!  Can you help Danny to pack a healthy lunchbox? He will need a good lunch if he’s heading off to space and a super rocket design! Remember to count back from 20 before BLAST OFF!

I hope you are all still enjoying your stories and Bug club- remember to read every day :o)

Have a lovely Monday children, from Mrs Leyland x

Apologies there has been a technical glitch! 

Good Morning Lovely Reception!

Well here we are, the final week of Summer Term 3B and you should be very proud!

I have planned a very fun week ahead I hope you enjoy the timetable!

I have created 4 new folders for this week. As always I have sent a bundle to the school office please call ahead for safe collection- there are many resources for this week and the holidays, I have sent all of the learning timetabled but not all the ‘Summer Fun’ resources. Please email the office FAO Mrs Leyland if you have any additional printing requests :o)

This week, I have timetabled Literacy and Maths learning for the morning and all Topic activities in the afternoon. Topic this week is about Celebrations, Summer and Transition, please enjoy any of the activities from the folders that your child will enjoy!

I hope last week’s stories and resources were helpful to start talking about September. Continue to share thoughts and ideas about Year 1, there is a lovely book about starting school in the new ‘Transition’ folder- it can be adapted for starting a New Year Class and I’ve included some Pirate themed activities to tie in with the story. Remember to share some talking time while your child enjoys the activities, its lovely to do the same activity alongside :o)

 

Happy Monday 13th July!

This morning share some talking time about the week ahead and the folders on Tapestry. Can you write News today about your weekend? What did you get up to? Remember to make your sentences super with your…

 

Capital Letters, full stop, finger spaces and tricky words

 

Enjoy revisiting your Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds this morning, remember to have a look at your phonics folders if there are any activities your child is finding tricky, there are many resources in here to support you :o)

Our Maths learning today is a lot of fun it will really get you thinking about your patterns! It’s based around the book ‘How Many Legs’. Guess My Rule- have a look at what makes the group of animals special…I’m sure the horse has hooves we just can’t see them! ;o) Enjoy coming up with your own patterns that think about the number of legs rather than the animal!

Buttons the Bear has written us a letter inviting us to a very special lunch! Have fun this afternoon making celebration bunting and party hats ready for the picnic this Friday. We love to have a Teddy Bears Picnic in the last week of term in Reception, the weather is hopefully very nice so if you have some outside space, enjoy this week’s literacy learning getting ready for a special celebration lunch with your cuddly friends!

Have a lovely Monday boys and girls.

From Mrs Leyland  

 

Hello boys and girls :o)

I hope you are still enjoying your activities- I have had some lovely singing videos on Tapestry! I’m so pleased to see our home teachers exploring the expressive arts!

Today is Tuesday 31st March.

The clocks have sprung forward and we can enjoy the sunshine for a little longer… as we have some extra time, have fun thinking of things you could do in 1 minute.

Grown- ups can you find a timer on your phone/tablet/computer and explore what 60 seconds of time feels like…maybe you have a clock with a second hand to watch tick around?

What you can do in 1 minute?

How many times can you walk around the garden? How many ‘hellos’ can you say? How many jumps can you do? These are just some examples :o)

Have fun this week with time! From Mrs Leyland xx

 

 

Happy Wednesday 1st April :o)

This morning I will enjoy reading all of your Tapestry posts and replying, I think I will need to take some more pictures of Moggy for you all to see…she feels very loved thank you for all of your messages!

Today I have attached a new pin onto Mini Mash. Miss Arden has given me some instructions for how to upload some of your lovely work so I will choose a few to share :o) The pin this week is all about your garden! I enjoyed reading your sentences about what you could see out of your window, this week can you visit the garden centre in ‘simple city’. There are a few videos to watch too. I am going to see how many different types of leaves I can find in my garden this week, there is a nice tally chart to fill in on your pin! Enjoy and have fun, remember to keep reading boys and girls :o) Have a smiley day from Mrs Leyland x

Good morning boys and girls happy Thursday 2nd April :o)

There are some new pins on our website now...'Bake with Mrs Marsland' and 'Home School Gallery' Have fun exploring :o)

I hope you have enjoyed your activities so far this week, all the teachers are working hard to add lots of audio books for you to listen to...not long to wait, Mrs Foster has found some of her favourites at home and Miss Durn is looking as well xx

Enjoy some exercise today, we love our yoga sessions on Thursdays, have fun on purple mash too. Have you played the jelly bean game yet with your grown-up? This is a really fun way to get our bodies warm and your heart beating fast! Can you remember what to do when you hear each jelly bean name?

jumping bean…runner bean…chilly bean…broad bean…baked bean…frozen bean…jelly bean…maybe you could think of some new ones?

Have a lovely day from Mrs Leyland xx

 

Happy Friday 3rd April

Today would have been the last day of Spring Term 2B boys and girls, and it looks like it’s going to be a sunny day :o) Mr Leyland is hopefully going to be busy in the garden today!

I have uploaded a phonics session onto Tapestry for you this morning have fun!

For holiday homework…can you write a book review? Enjoy looking at your favourite book(s) this could be a new Bugclub book or one from home. Can you write a few sentences about it? What was your favourite part and why? Who is your favourite character? What happened at the end? You could make a front cover for your project too. A nice idea grown-ups, make a page with a square at the top for a picture and a few lines underneath, make lots of copies so your child can choose a new sheet each time they want to add a page to their project.

Have fun!!

Remember to enjoy Purple Mash, Bugclub and your activity packs, read and write as much as you can over the next 2 weeks. If you haven’t had chance to yet, have a look at the recommended apps which are really fun, also Busythings and Twinkl are lovely sites to access.  I know lots of grown-ups have enjoyed the free registration to these :o)

I would love to see any holiday activities posted on Tapestry, I will continue to check if there is anything you would like to share, I will also update the Purple Mash pin and keep an eye on your Bugclub libraries.

Boys and girls I hope you have a wonderful Easter break, enjoy yourselves with your family and have a well-earned rest you have all been working very hard. Mr Bettridge will upload some new audio books next week so watch out for those! I will be in touch again on Monday 20th April.

Love from Mrs Leyland and Moggy xx

 

Happy Summer Term FS2!

Today is Monday 20th April

I hope you all have had a wonderful Easter break, I have been very busy in the garden filling my planters and doing a lot of weeding!

Many thanks to all the boys and girls who have been sending me pictures and videos of their busy 2 weeks! I can see lots of children and grown-ups enjoying the Easter activities. Please can you take a picture of your half term homework and upload it onto Tapestry for me if you haven’t done so already.

Mr Bettridge has uploaded lots of new things for us including some stories from Mrs Hine! There are some new stories from me to listen to during snack time this week and some recipes on Tapestry I hope you enjoy them…I will look forward to any baking photos :o)

BRAND NEW! Each day I will upload a link to our maths learning. This week’s maths is linked to Supertato, you don’t need the story but towards the end of the week we will be printing using a potato if you have one in your kitchen!

PLEASE SEE TAPESTRY TODAY- there are a lot of new messages including this half terms learning overview, a note to all parents/carers and a suggested Timetable to help :o)

Enjoy and have fun. Mrs Leyland x

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

 

Go to the above link and watch the video for Activity 1: Supertato (Day 1).

Make sure you click on/are on the following when trying to find this weeks activities:  Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April)

After watching the video, click on ‘Get Activity’ to see the video as slides

Good morning Reception today is Tuesday 21st April

Thank you for all your uploads to Tapestry, there have been so many please bear with me as I comment and upload your pictures to your journals :o)

I have had some positive feedback about the timetable I’m so pleased it has been useful! I will upload a new one each Monday for you.

Today is a very special day boys and girls it’s the Queen’s birthday…she has 2 how lucky!  I hope you enjoy making a card for her and celebrating! I think some beautiful bunting to decorate would be nice, and a celebration lunch…can you help your grown-up, I think I will celebrate with a sandwich on the grass!  The Queen loves her corgi dogs, if you have any play-doh at home you could design a new collar, lead and bowl for them! Enjoy and have fun! From Mrs Leyland

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Go to the above link and watch the video for Activity 2: Supertato (Day 2).

Make sure you click on the following when trying to find this weeks activities:  Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April)

After watching the video, click on ‘Get Activity’ to see the video as slides

Good Morning!

Today is Wednesday 22nd April

Please see the timetable for today’s activities! Thank you to all the parents who are ‘liking’ my posts to keep me up to date with who is accessing Tapestry.

Have fun exploring the new pin on Purple Mash, I hope you enjoy your maths activities and talking time this afternoon, I have added some activities to Tapestry: Documents for todays home learning :o)

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Go to the above link and watch the video for Activity 3: Supertato (Day 3).

Make sure you click on the following when trying to find this weeks activities:  Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April)

After watching the video, click on ‘Get Activity’ to see the video as slides

 

Hello Boys and Girls!

Today is Thursday 23rd April. Happy St Georges Day!

Enjoy the activities set out on your timetable today- It’s a lovely morning of crafting :o)

Remember you can move your timetable around to suit you, I haven’t included a writing activity today… lots of children enjoyed the drawing activities yesterday, continue with these throughout the week if you haven’t done so already. I will be doing my exercise in the garden the weather looks to be beautiful! Have fun and enjoy!

From Mrs Leyland xx

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Go to the above link and watch the video for Activity 4: Supertato (Day 4).

Make sure you click on the following when trying to find this weeks activities:  Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April)

After watching the video, click on ‘Get Activity’ to see the video as slides

Good morning all, happy Friday 24th April

I posted a new message onto Tapestry yesterday evening to send lots of get well wishes to Mrs Sparke :o)

Enjoy todays activities, we really love PE on a Friday with Miss Brofey she is missing you all very much! Enjoy your exercise today…have a go at getting dressed and undressed all by yourself! We have talked about healthy choices this week, can you share some safety tips with your grown-ups today? You could share the rules of your games and exercises so anyone could join in!

p.s. grown-ups- make sure your laces are tied... look where you are travelling…tidy toys away before starting…warm your body up first…

I would love to hear some of your ideas if you haven’t posted on Tapestry this week :o)

Have a lovely day boys and girls from Mrs Leyland x

 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Go to the above link and watch the video for Activity 5: Supertato (Day 5).

Make sure you click on the following when trying to find this weeks activities:  Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April) 

After watching the video, click on ‘Get Activity’ to see the video as slides

Good Morning everyone, today is Monday 26th April

I hope you have had a lovely weekend, the weather has been so beautiful but I think a bit too hot for Moggy!

I have had a super response to the documents uploaded onto Tapestry!

With that in mind I have uploaded everything needed for your week of home learning… a suggested timetable, Maths website links and a Talk for Writing booklet for your Literacy activities. I hope you find everything very useful, I will add to the documents folder as the week goes on please don't worry I will let you know when there is anything new. I’ll continue to write on the school class page daily to reference the activities and any additions. This sounds like a lot but you are all doing it already, one day at a time! :o)

So today- have fun reading a new story called ‘Mavis the Magical Cat’ and the ‘Lets Talk’ activity. Of course keep reading as much as you can from your home collection or Bugclub :o) I love todays Maths and Mindfulness activities… after all, what is a Pirate without his trusted telescope! Enjoy!

From Mrs Leyland xx

P.s. grown-ups. I have made a new folder on Tapesty called ‘Mindfulness’ These are free choice activities for you to access if you want to!

Also, I leave a few blank boxes on the timetable for play and family time, please use this timetable however you see fit and tweak and change as and when :o) Thank you for all your hard work x

Good Morning Reception! Today is Tuesday 28th April

 

I hope you have been enjoying the Ebooks on the class page, there are so many stories to listen to and enjoy during snack time, I will certainly be having a biscuit on biscuit Tuesday…can you pay for a snack today using some of your grown- ups coins? Try to find a 20p or maybe use lots of coins to make a total of 20p!

 

Have a look at the timetabled activities…the pirates need some help to investigate and Mavis has some ladybird words to read! Enjoy and have fun, I’d love to see your activities on Tapestry, remember to upload at least 1 piece a week :o)

 

From Mrs Leyland x

Hello boys and girls! A very wet day and night… I think today will be similar!

 

Today is Wednesday 29th April

 

Have fun with todays planned learning! For your Mavis the Magical Cat activity, ‘Lets Pretend’ you can choose your favourite paragraphs from page 8 or the whole story! We love our small world area and telling stories to a friend using the story mountain vocabulary…

Once upon a time…then…suddenly…next…the end.

 

 I hope your pirate activities are going well and you could find some materials that would be super for a floating boat. I’m looking forward to seeing your designs and your Jolly Rodger! In the workshop we love to design, make and evaluate…can you make a plan of your boat and write some labels for the materials you will use?

 

I have put a new pin on Mini Mash to explore all about Pirates, if you look on the slide show there is a picture of a Jolly Roger for you to see! Have fun boys and girls, the teachers are missing you very much.

 

From Mrs Leyland xxx

Happy Thursday Boys and Girls :o)

Today is the 30th of April, the last day of the month. Do you know what the new month is called? Here is a link to a lovely calm song about the months of the year I hope you like it :o)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw&list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8&index=1

 

It is very important to take time to listen to songs and each other. Just to remind you in ‘School Closure- Home Learning’ on our website you will find links to free resources, including 10 things to do indoors! Also on our VLE is a ‘Mental Health’ tab, in here there are ways to support your child and your family during this difficult time. 

 

PLEASE SEE TAPESTRY TODAY FOR LINKS TO PHONICS LESSONS

Friends from the DfE have been busy to help us with our phonics learning. Every day in school we have a phonics lesson, revisiting all of our Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds. We love to segment and blend to read words! I have added the letter for parents in the documents folder on Tapestry, here you will find a link to Youtube to part-take. Lessons are daily and start at 10.00am.

 

Today’s lesson is Lesson 4 at 10.00am :o)

Please click the link in the letter in documents on Tapestry.

Lessons 1, 2 and 3 are already available. I have included the link here for lesson 1 if you want to watch them alongside your daily lessons.

Have fun :o)

 

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

 

If you have printed your timetable, you can add Phonics as a daily activity at 10.00am, the lessons are around 20 minutes long I hope you have fun with Jess! Enjoy todays activities…can you sing or write any rhyming words for Mavis? I wonder how many 2D and 3D shapes you will find out and about?

 

From Mrs Leyland and Moggy xx

 

 

Good Morning all, today is Monday 4th May :o)

We have a very busy week planned, please see Tapestry: Documents for all your resources for your home learning.

 

To celebrate VE Day and our fantastic efforts as a country, Miss Arden has kindly sent some recipes to make carrot cake, oaty biscuits and homemade lemonade! Enjoy!

 

You will notice a few changes on our timetable this week, I have included our scheduled YouTube phonics learning, also

Talk Time: My Day.

Each morning when the children arrive at school, we talk about anything and everything we need to! We also share our timetable for the day and the date. I thought it would be nice to start our mornings with a little chat, to let the children know what their day looks like :o)

 

This week’s Literacy continues with Mavis the Cat and our Maths learning is about The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Today is a fun filled Art day! Enjoy a weekly assembly, this week it’s all about Toys. A Home Assembly is time for talking, chatting and sharing, it's great for the whole family! Plan together any activities you think you would like to do and when… I would make the toy shop I think!

 

Have a lovely Monday boys and girls, don’t forget to enjoy the new stories for snack time…Miss Durn has been reading some of her favourites for us this week!

 

From Mrs Leyland xx

 

P.s. grown-ups, I have included activities for Friday which is a Bank Holiday, they are free choice for you to enjoy if you would like to :o)

 

Remember to make the Timetable work for you- I have put the Assembly talking time for today...you might choose to do an activity at the weekend or before Phonics in the week it's up to you :o) Have fun xxx

 

 

 

Good Morning!

Today is Tuesday 5th May

Have a lovely time completing today’s activities, it’s doubles today for your caterpillar legs! Enjoy Mavis the Magical Cat, can you tell a grown up your story using your pictures or drawings, remember to use the story language from our story mountain…

Once upon a time, then, suddenly, next, the end.

I’m looking forward to hearing some super tales, you can upload them to Tapestry for me to listen to!

Have a lovely Tuesday- if you can listen to the stories read by the teachers then have fun! :o)

Have a lovely day.

From Mrs Leyland xx

 

Good Morning children, today is Wednesday 6th May

The weather is supposed to be beautiful today, I hope you can enjoy sitting outside or by a window with the sun streaming in!

Have fun completing today’s activities, your phonics learning has been split across the day but if you want to do your Epic Phonics before your YouTube lesson then there's more time to explore this afternoon!

It’s ‘Read Together and Let’s Talk’ for your literacy learning, one of my favourites I love poems! Can you think of any fun rhyming words? Have a go at writing them today :o)

I hope you enjoyed telling your stories yesterday. Annabelle read her story to me on Tapestry…it was so wonderful I loved all your story language!

Counting two groups together for the Hungry Caterpillar…if you don’t have a full fruit bowl remember you can use your pencil crayons and sort the colours instead! :o)

Have fun exploring Purple Mash, I have chosen ‘feelings’ for this week’s pin :o)

Have a sunny day, you are all doing so well!

From Mrs Leyland x

Good Morning Boys and Girls :o)

A video arrived on my phone this morning from Mrs Evans…

It was from YOU!!

Reception children you are so, so lovely! We miss you all so much every day, Mr Leyland gave me a big hug because I had happy tears!

Thank you for sending such a kind and thoughtful message, we will be together soon and it will be wonderful xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

Today is Thursday 7th May

 

I hope you had chance to enjoy the sun yesterday, Moggy stayed in the shade I think it was a bit too hot for her! Remember if you are going outside to play, or enjoying your caterpillar picnic in the sun you need to stay safe in the hot weather...what must we do to stay safe in the sunshine? What should we wear or put on our skin? You could draw some pictures and write labels…maybe a sentence for how to keep safe!

Have fun with today’s activities, Ready, Steady, Write and there is lots of exercise today! Remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated :o)

From Mrs Leyland xx

Boys and Girls! Tomorrow is Bank Holiday Friday- there are plenty of activities to keep you busy (if you would like to) or you could use it as a finishing off day :o)

Have a lovely day and Bank holiday weekend, stay safe and stay in touch

xx

Good Morning!

Today is Monday 11th May and the weather has certainly changed, keep warm this week boys and girls!

Another busy week ahead, please see Tapestry: Documents for your home learning resources :o)

Have fun with today’s learning, just 2 more weeks of Term 3A to go, we would be thinking about why things happen, doing lots of drawing and thinking about our world :o)

 Bertie has written a letter to Mavis… a magical potion for today’s literacy activity! If you don’t have jelly you can look at melting using ice from the freezer…explore how it changes over time and why!

The Very Busy Spider is helping us with our maths activities this week, have fun making webs today!

I have timetabled ‘drawing time' this week. Have a go at drawing your own self portrait today. Look in the mirror and talk to your grown-up about what makes you special! Remember to think about all your features and where they sit (over, underneath, above)…remember to use a pencil too! :o)

Have a lovely Monday from Mrs Leyland x

p.s. I will draw my self portrait today too- I have many freckles to draw!

Grown-ups: I have included an Ebook (powerpoint) this week- usually I would edit these to be more user friendly for our little 4 and 5 year olds, however as I’m sharing a learning resource from a educational site ('Twinkl') …you may want to rephrase or explain a few long words! :o)  I will hopefully have an email come through this week for our home learning assembly- unfortunately it hasn’t arrived yet I will let you know as soon as it is available :o)

Happy Tuesday 12th May Boys and Girls :o)

 

I have been enjoying looking at lots of self-portraits! Look out for mine soon!

 

Have fun with today’s activities, we’re out and about looking for creatures and spending some reading time together. Enjoy reading your fact files…tomorrow we are writing our own! Have you got any information books at home about animals?

 

There’s lots of exercise for our maths activities today enjoy!

 

Good News! Our home assembly pack has arrived, I have put it into the Assembly folder on Tapestry it’s all about outer space! I have included all the resources that came,some of the challenges are quite tricky but lots of fun!! Again choose which activity you would like to do and when!

I like the star maths!

 

Have a super Tuesday

 

From Mrs Leyland x

Hello Reception Children :o)

 

Today is Wednesday 13th May.

I have had a very busy few weeks writing all of your reports, it’s been lovely to think about all the things we have done this year and all the fun we have had. :o)

 

I hope you are enjoying this week’s activities and are keeping busy and smiling. Moggy and I love to spend time in the garden, yesterday I had to go out in the dark because a spider had found it’s way into my kitchen! I tiptoed out and popped him on the grass…he had 4 legs on each side of his body! As I was coming back to the house a fox ran past my door! It was very exciting to see him exploring but I don’t think Moggy was very happy!

 

Have fun making your own fact file today, it can be about any animal you like. Enjoy researching your animal through Bugclub books, your own collection or browsing the internet with your grown-up. I have added a book called ‘In the Dark’ to everyone’s Bugclub library  :o)

A new pin on Purple Mash today enjoy!

 There is a fun eBook to explore this afternoon all about nocturnal animals! If you want to change these activities around and make a fact file about a nocturnal animals that’s great too!

 

Have a lovely day boys and girls

 

From Mrs Leyland x

 

Good morning lovely Reception!

 

Today is Thursday 14th May

 

Have a lovely morning…YouTube phonics, ladybird words and doubles and halves! :o)

Sometimes the creatures in our garden move very quickly! It can be tricky to count all of those legs before they disappear back to their habitats, can you count in 2s today?

2,4,6,8,10

Have fun! Grown-ups it’s really fun to whisper the odd numbers so we can hear the even ones!

 

This afternoon is for drawing and Yoga, a calm and mindful Thursday. I have added some new mindfulness colouring for you to enjoy anytime.

Namaste everyone :o)

 

From Mrs Leyland xx

It’s Friday again! Good morning boys and girls.

Today is the 14th of May :o)

Have fun with your rhyming activities today. Mrs Mitchell has sent me a new website to look at! It’s similar to Bug Club with a library to explore. I had a look last night and there are lots of Biff and Chip stories… we love these! I read ‘Leek Hotpot last night, there are fun activities to do when you have finished reading…including a rhyming game!

 

Here are the details for you:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

When you arrive at the website, click ‘My Class Login’ at the top (it’s pink with a white owl)

Username: year1tps

Password: thingwall1

Have fun browsing there is a lot to explore on here.

‘Kids Activities’ has resources to download if you want them!

Have a lovely day boys and girls, have fun with your maths…can you talk about where the animals are?

Infront…behind…next to…

 Lots of play and exploring this afternoon!

From Mrs Leyland xx

P.s. As soon as I see a few more self-portraits I will upload mine!

 

 

Good Morning!

Today is Monday 18th May

I hope you had a lovely weekend, Mr Leyland and I have been busy doing lots of jobs out and about, I hope you have too! I would love to see how you keep busy, send me some pictures on Tapestry :o)

Have fun with today’s activities, there is a new timetable on Tapestry- I have moved Purple Mash so look out for the new pin!

We are coming the end of our Mavis the Magical Cat activities, don’t worry if you have some catching up to do you can finish off in the holidays. Have fun with your phonics and enjoy ‘Rhyme Time’. Can you find your favourite rhyming story or poem at home? Maybe today you could share it with your grown-up. We love to join in with the ‘Daisy’ stories in school! Can you sing or say a poem that rhymes? I would love to hear it!

Have you ever visited somewhere hot on your travels? Maybe you have been on a plane! Have some talking time today sharing memories and talking about the weather there. You might want to look at some photos or books you have in your house. I remember visiting Cornwall it was lovely and sunny!

I have put a Year 2 book in everyone’s Bug Club: 'My Holiday'

It’s about a girl called Sam and her warm holiday to Spain! Maybe you have visited somewhere very cold?  I had to take a lot of warm clothes in my suitcase when I visited Poland…what would you take in your suitcase?

In my case I will pack sun cream, a swimming costume and my sunglasses. Can you write a sentence and draw a picture about your suitcase?

:o)

I have put lessons 1 and 2 on our timetable for our maths learning today. Lesson 1 is a revisit about patterns. If your child is secure and can recognise and repeat patterns it’s nice to have a quick revisit- or spend some  more time if needed, please make it work for you and your child :o)

Have a lovely day, from Mrs Leyland x

Dear grown-ups, please don't worry about completing the Timetabled Literacy activity and the suggested Literacy activities I post. e.g. the suitcase sentence today. I am aware some children have completed all of their Mavis activities! I would be encouraging everyone to write at least 3 times a week so please enjoy a writing activity when you can... this can be from your Mavis pack or from my morning post. Thank you for all your hard work you are doing a super job! xx

Hello boys and girls!

Happy Tuesday 19th May

I hope you enjoyed your activities yesterday, I have had so many Tapestry pictures I will hopefully get through the rest today!

I am still waiting for our assembly to arrive, so this afternoon have fun with your toys and tell a story using them! In our small world corner we love to be imaginative! Magical tales and adventures are our favourite :o) Can you remember to use some of our story language while you play…

Once upon a time     then     suddenly     next      the end

Have fun with your Phonics and minute activities, how many minutes does it take you to..

Make you bed

Tidy your toys away

Get dressed

Help a grown-up with a special job

You could try a timed activity each day this week!

Grown-ups, in Reception we love to talk about the weather, today make a thunder storm using your bodies as the percussion! Click your fingers, pat you knees, click your tongues and a final clap of thunder, don’t forget the sunshine and a rainbow at the end. I hope you enjoy making a rain dance, it works best with as many people in your house joining in!

I have attached a storm here for you to enjoy! It’s an Italian group on a show that might be familiar! If you listen carefully you can hear lots of animals that you might find in a rainforest…

https://youtu.be/iumvl9CV0kc

Sorry grown-ups it is an Italian channel and no subtitles but the choir really are very special to watch!

Enjoy reading your letter today and your ‘Let’s Talk’ activity. Have fun, see you soon

From Mrs Leyland

Buzz Buzz! Happy World Bee Day everyone!

Today is Wednesday 20th May

I have created a new folder for you on Tapestry called World Bee Day! Here you will find your Timetable of activities and all the resources you will need.

This morning is a literacy morning! Lots of sharing, reading and writing together.

I have written a detailed literacy plan for grown-ups to follow- I hope you find it useful, please don’t feel you need to follow it to the letter! This is very similar to how I would deliver a lesson (it also includes some of the things I would say or ask!)

 :o)

This afternoon is a craft afternoon- there are lots of activities in your new folder that can be completed using the resources I have uploaded... or from your recycling bin! Have a lovely day boys and girls, Bees are one of my favourite things to talk about. Maddie from YouTube (see last slide of Ebook: All About Bees) has lots of bees in her garden and she loves to share how she collects her honey! She has lots of other videos to share on her YouTube channel about her garden and her buzzy friends, if you want explore and learn with a grown-up this afternoon.

From Mrs Leyland zzzzz…zzzzzz….zzzzz

 

Hello lovely Reception, today is Thursday 21st May

 

I can see from your photos that you had a lovely World Bee Day! So many bees out and about in your lovely gardens. I have planted some pansies in my pots on my patio… the bees love these because they are so colourful!

 

Thank you for all your Tapestry posts and kind words. Thank you Grace for celebrating in your beautiful bee dress and to Mia, for following instructions to make a honey sandwich! I think Annabelle must have special nectar in her garden and well done Isaac for tasting honey on toast!  Grown-ups you’re doing a super job!

Have fun this morning with your phonics, you can always revisit you phonics wallets if the pace is a bit quick just remember to have fun! Also your supermarket challenge! I wonder how much a can of spiders and a tin of worms would cost? :o) 

 

Today we are learning about The Good Samaritan.

We are all very kind in our class, have some talking time about similarities and differences. You will need 2 different eggs for this activity but don’t worry if your egg box is empty, if you have 2 different coloured apples they will work or you can use pictures instead.

 

For your literacy activities today, I have suggested Habitats for Happy Bees! It ties in with your Mavis activity and also gives you time to revisit yesterday’s sentence work. Can you read your sentence back? What makes is super? …capital letter, full stop, finger spaces, neat pre-cursive handwriting.

 You could use a teachers pen (any colour pen) and mark your work if you want to change anything…don’t forget your teachers tick, it doesn't matter if it looks a bit messy!

When you have completed your lovely Bee writing, write a sentence about you! How are you a ‘Good Samaritan?’ What makes you a good friend? Grown-ups you could write the tricky word ‘friend’ then share ideas together e.g…

‘I am a good friend, I let (friends name) play with me and we go swimming in the pool, we go in my car.

I am kind I let my big sister play with me.

I like to share.

I talk to (friends name) on Zoom and we sing songs together.

I let (friends name) come to my house for tea.

These sentences have lots of tricky words in them. Children learn to write sentences by spelling words phonetically (having a go) but they need to see the correct spelling too. :o)

Enjoy your activities today, don’t worry if you are still enjoying yesterday’s!

From Mrs Leyland xx

 

Good morning children!

Today is Friday 22nd May, the last day of our Summer Term 3A!  You have all been working so hard, I can see from all your messages that you are very busy. Another half term of home learning you are doing so well :o)

 

Our Mavis activities are coming to an end I hope you have enjoyed them. Have fun with Rhyme Time today and writing a message to our Magical Cat!

Do you have any pets at home? Can you write a sentence about them…if you don’t have a pet, you could write about your favourite animal today!

 

‘My cat is called Moggy, she was lonely and came to live with me. I love her.'

 

I will share more about how Moggy came to live with me over the holidays! I would love to see pictures of you with your pets or your lovely sentence on Tapestry :o)

 

Enjoy your Superworm measuring today and have a lovely afternoon playing your favourite games- these can be sporty, board games or imaginative games! Have fun!

Have a lovely half term boys and girls, play, laugh and love each other. I miss you all very much, I will be back in a weeks time with a message :o)

Lots of love from Mrs Leyland and Moggy xxxxx

Good Morning Lovely Reception!

What a busy week it has been! Please see the message from Mr Bettridge at the top of the class page today.

Welcome to Summer Term 3B, Today is Monday 1st June :o)

 

I have included the half term overview for you to see :o) I will do my best to continue along the same path during this difficult time. Have a look and if there is anything you want to share about your child’s progress I am always happy to see your lovely pictures! You will notice in the corner we would be sharing a novel this last half term! Have fun choosing one! (I like The Magic Finger!)

 

I hope you enjoyed learning about how to be a Planeteer over the holidays! Don’t worry if you haven’t shared any ideas yet…if you do have some super ideas about how to look after our world I would love to hear or see them!

I have had a look through Bugclub, look out for a message this week about your colour band!

Some children have returned to school this week, I have uploaded a new folder onto Tapestry with this week’s home learning. You will see on the Timetable I have included (Topic) if you would like to join in with ’30 Days Wild!’  I will include the activities on here :o)

 

Monday Topic: Today in school the Reception children are having a look at Wildlife close to home, animals in the garden and at the zoo. Could you make a new habitat for an animal today? You could use lego or building blocks, bits and bobs from your recycling, or paper and card. Maybe you have some nice small world toys to use? I have put a power point in this week’s learning folder about birds if you want to have a look at pictures of them! 

 

Enjoy today’s activities, we have a new Literacy booklet about Max the Labrador. For ease I have put page numbers for the activities I hope this is helpful. I appreciate the Literacy booklet is a lot of printing if needed there are paper copies of ‘Max the Labrador’ available from the school office (please call ahead). Please let me know if I can help in anyway but most of all, have fun and continue to do what you have been for so long now…your best which is amazing!

 

Maths today is about one of my favourite stories ‘The Snail and the Whale…and there are some lovely food preparation ideas!

Have a lovely day boys and girls

From Mrs Leyland and Moggy xx

Good Morning!

Today is Tuesday 2nd June

It’s a lovely chatty day today! Talking and listening time together is very important, it helps your child to learn to listen attentively and anticipate what might happen next! It’s also a great opportunity to share new vocabulary, thoughts and ideas. We value our talking and listening time very much, I hope you have fun :o)

 

Enjoy your phonics activities today and have a look through your Bugclub library…or your own book box! Max needs some help with his photo album today I hope you have enjoyed reading about his adventure so far!

Here are today’s topic activities!

Tuesday Topic: Today in school the Reception children are designing their own bird! You can use colours and pencils, felt tips, anything at all! You will find in Documents on Tapestry, a page from ’30 Days Wild’ that explains the activity! I hope you have fun :o) I would love to see some pictures of your designs!

Have a lovely day Reception children, see you soon

From Mrs Leyland xx

Hello boys and girls, happy Wednesday 3rd June

I posted our assembly into documents yesterday morning for anyone who wants to share some talking time, it’s all about the lock down! A great time to share thoughts and feelings whilst we have been at home. You will find the poster for this week’s assembly as an observation for all, apologies Tapestry wouldn’t allow this document to upload so it is a photo :o)

I have also uploaded into documents some useful websites! I know a lot of grown-ups are already using a number of these resources. There are lots of different types of learning activities listed here and it’s nice for the children to have a bit of a change :o) Let me know how you get on and if you have any favourites.

Have fun with today’s activities, I hope you are still enjoying your phonics learning. Remember to revisit your phonics wallets and sound mats…maybe have a look at something new from the list of recommended sites e.g. BBC Alphablocks today!

Maths today is talking and tallying! Have fun recording your findings and exploring the new pin on Mini Mash, I have loved seeing your ‘Planeteer’ writing I thought we could explore under the sea on Mini Mash today :o) Have fun sharing where you would like to go on an adventure…maybe to the park to feed the ducks, or swim with a dolphin in the sea! You can draw some pictures of your favourite place to go on an adventure.

I hope everyone on your adventure has been taking care to be a

Super Planeteer! 

Have fun helping Max to tell a story today, you could use your small world toys and building blocks to make a setting!

Wednesday Topic: Today in school the Reception children are exploring nature- searching for things out and about that their birds might need for a nest. Can you collect some natural things from your garden? What would your bird need and why?  Have fun making your own nature table :o)

 

Have a lovely Wednesday boys and girls

From Mrs Leyland xx

Good Morning!

Today is Thursday 4th June. Another wet day ahead, Summer weather can be rain or sun!

When I was a little girl I loved to go outside after the rain had finished, I would put my welly boots on and see what creatures were out and about! I counted as quickly as I could because they were searching for somewhere dry! I counted in 2s so I was quick!

 

2,4,6,8,10

 

I also loved to sing a song about the rain…I wonder if you can guess what it was? Have fun singing this morning!

 

Boys and girls just a reminder, if you find the phonics a little quick it’s fine to pause and revisit. Remember you have your phonics wallets and sound mats, also the recommended websites and apps in this week’s document folder :o)

Have a lovely day learning to count in 2s and helping a grown- up! They have been very busy with our home learning so they will ask you to do a job this morning! I would love to know what it is :o)

Enjoy Page 8 of your ‘Max the Labrador’ booklet, can you remember what happened in the story? Have fun drawing pictures!

I have loved seeing your bird designs boys and girls, you have been so busy! A bird is happiest in a beautiful tree in a nice clean park- you have been super ‘Planeteers!’  

Thursday Topic: Today in school the Reception children are looking at pictures of nests (see documents folder) ready to design their own! Before they start their design they will be having some thinking time…

What materials do I need?

How big should it be?

Will my bird fit?

What is the weather like today or in Summer?

Can we make it waterproof?

What materials are waterproof?

How can we find out?

 

Have fun with today’s activities :o) You might want to test some of your materials in the garden in the puddles, or at the sink!

From Mrs Leyland x

 

Hello Reception children!

Happy Friday 5th June :o)

 

Have a lovely day with today’s activities. I can see lot of children are enjoying their maths with the Snail and the Whale! I hope you have enjoyed some of the new activities or websites this week- I have filled everyone’s Bugclub Library this week. Please let me know how you get on with your colour bands :o)

 

This morning enjoy your phonics activities and telling an adventure story about a dog! Do you or any of your friends have a dog? Maybe you have walked a dog? My brother has a big dog called Kiba, he is a Dalmatian. Dalmatian dogs can have black or brown spots! Kiba has brown spots I have put a photo of him up on Tapestry for you :o)

My Story 

Early one morning Kiba woke up with a big yawn. It was his birthday! First we went to the kitchen to have some breakfast, I had toast with jam and Kiba had special dog biscuits. After that, we went to Royden Park with Kiba's new birthday ball. Suddenly Kiba came running out of the woods, his ball had bounced into the stream! Luckily a friendly dog who was a good swimmer jumped in to get it for Kiba. Kiba was very happy and he shared his ball with his new friend Rex. They lived happily ever after. The end.

Have fun telling your story in pictures today!

 

Enjoy your crawly adventure and any free choice activities from Tapestry!

 

Friday Topic: Today the children in Reception call will be finishing off their nests and testing to see if their birds fit! They are going to see how good their nests are by testing them in lots of different types of weather! Wind (blow on your nest!) rain (spray with water!) Can you create any other types of weather conditions? I hope you have fun testing and evaluating your designs!

 

Have a lovely day boys and girls.

From Mrs Leyland x

Good Morning boys and girls! It seems the sunshine has returned :o)

Moggy has been very pleased to sit in the garden keeping warm. We have a few cats who visit our garden they love to come and see Moggy, but I think she would prefer the garden all to herself!

 

Today is Monday 8th June

 

I have uploaded a new timetable to Tapestry for you to use, remember to make it work for you :o) Also included in documents this week are your maths activities about the Princess and the Wizard! This is a lovely story but don’t worry if you haven’t got a copy, the activities are really fun! I have moved a few things around on the Timetable to hopefully make the best use of your time and to fit in some topic work that the children in school are enjoying. This week’s topic is The 3 Little Pigs :o)

 

Here is a link to YouTube, days of the week :o) I hope you enjoy singing it in the mornings I have included 2 different songs, singing this morning will help us for this afternoon’s maths activities!

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY

 

Today’s maths is about the days of the week!

 

Have fun with your activities today, Max is helping us with the meanings of words! Enjoy some talking time about the story- have you heard these words before? Can you use any of these new words in a sentence today? Kiba would love a new harness!

 

Have fun reading the story of The 3 Little Pigs, you might have a copy at home to look through! It’s a busy afternoon getting ready for the party! Can you write labels for you party design?

 

Have a lovely Monday! From Mrs Leyland xx

Good morning boys and girls, today is Tuesday 8th June

 

I hope you enjoyed the story of the 3 Little Pigs, there were lots of phrases from our story mountain that made this tale very exciting…did you join in with the repeated parts?

 

Have fun finding out where Max and Snowy are today- maybe a grown up could ask you to do some tidying up today…on top, underneath, next to. You will be super helpers following their instructions :o) You could make the instructions part of your 7 challenges (maths today!)

 

Enjoy making a spell book, the Wizard keeps lots of potions and spells on his magical bookshelf. You could design a front cover, maybe you need to say a spell and wave a magic wand to open your book. Remember Witches and Wizards like rhyming words :o) Have fun this week adding to your spell book with potion ingredients and spells :o) I have a added a 'potion page' to your documents if you would like to use it! Also a front cover!

 

Have fun with some playdough or plasticine today- there are lots of recipes using things from your cupboard. Can you talk about the type of house you live in while you do this activity? What makes your house special? Do you have stairs in your house? Is it joined to another house?

 

Have fun!

 

From Mrs Leyland x

Hello children! Today is Wednesday 10th June

 

I hope you enjoyed making your spell book yesterday…you will need it for today’s activities! Don’t worry if it isn’t finished yet, a good Witch or Wizard is always adding new potion lists and spells to their collection!

 

Today, Max has an activity for us on page 13…lots of rhyming words! Perfect for your spell books. Can you sing the alphabet song today? I have included a link here to one of our favourite songs! We are super with our phonics and love to say the sounds, but remember…

 

‘Every Letter, has a Name and a Sound, Every letter, has a Name and a Sound’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PmB3SIjNdQ

Enjoy!

 

 

You will see at the bottom of today’s Literacy activity lots of rhyming resources available at Book Trust…have fun exploring these today :o)

 

I hope you had fun making things for the three little pigs in the dough. I have added a Power Point to show some of the different houses people live in- you can work from the screen and have some talking time- or if you do go outside for your daily exercise and it is safe to do so, I have added the tick list for you to take with you! What houses can you spot in your village? Can you make your home using your dough? Or maybe your favourite find! Have fun talking about the houses you see- What is similar? What is different? Talk about the houses you have been in and what makes them very special.

 

 

Revisit your story of the 3 little pigs…can you remember the story sequence? Enjoy a cut and stick activity today ‘Story Map’

 

Have a lovely day with your games, rhymes, spells, dough and homes chat! What a busy day!

From Mrs Leyland x

 

 

Good morning children. Happy 11th June

 

Another lovely, full day of activities ahead- I hope you are still enjoying your phonics activities. Next week I will include a phonics planner which will help us to get ready for Year 1. Keep practising your Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds, these will help you with Phase 4!

 

I hope you are enjoying your ‘days of the week’ song- I didn’t realise there was a new Addams Family movie! I am searching for some Addams Family activities for next week for you to explore.

 

I am excited to find out about your spell books! Have you written any spells? What does your spell do? So magical! Today’s maths activities we are making a potion to keep the Wizard away…what disgusting things will you pick? If you want to make a nice potion to make the Wizard nice that’s fine too! We are also halving today…there us far too much food for the party, can you halve the plates of food?

 

Enjoy some Yoga (exercise) today, it will make you feel really good! We need to exercise every day to keep our bodies healthy! I've also changed the pin on mini mash for you to enjoy this week!

Have fun making your masks from the story today- tomorrow we can retell the story using them! Enjoy some talking time while you make them discussing how the pigs might feel. Maybe you could talk about how the wolf feels…why do you think he is a Big Bad Wolf?

 

We LOVE to play the Mrs Shiver game in school! We can cross over when we blend Mrs Leyland’s sounds c-a-t CAT! Today’s game is very similar but with rhyming words, I’m sure the children will be super at this (they might try to segment the words like the game in school and that’s fine!)  

 

Have fun! From Mrs Leyland xx

 

 

Happy Friday boys and girls

Today is the 12th June

 

I hope you have had a lovely week! I have enjoyed looking at your Tapestry posts, hopefully some more to come. Remember to post at least one piece of work you have enjoyed this week. I am handing out some certificates today!

 

Enjoy some phonics learning this morning…be it YouTube, your phonics wallets, sound mat work, homemade flash cards (Clark I LOVE yours!) or alphablocks! Keep reading everyday!

 

I hope you enjoyed your river game yesterday it will help you with your rhyming activity today! You can choose lots of your favourite colours for this activity :o)

We are at the Palace today for our maths activities, can you talk about where the characters are in relation to each other and the palace? We have loved making crowns in the classroom using sparkles and jewels I’m sure you will love todays symmetrical pattern making!

 

Have a lovely afternoon playing indoor or outdoor games, can you retell the story of the 3 little pigs using you character mask or your decorated cut and stick pigs? Don’t worry if you don’t have all the characters…you could wear your mask to tell the story and use small world toys! I hope you have fun!

 

Have a lovely Friday boys and girls. Well done grown-ups you are doing a wonderful job and we miss you a lot.

From Mrs Leyland and Moggy xxxxx

Good Morning Reception Children!

Today is Monday 15th June

 

What an extraordinary weekend of weather! I loved listening to the storm and watching the flashes from my bedroom window, did you hear the thunder it was so loud! What is your favourite kind of weather?

 

I hope you are ready for another busy week! Some children are back at school so I have shared our lovely activities with the teachers, and we will all be busy doing the same things! Your documents folder for this week is VERY full- all of the Topic activities can be enjoyed as and when you want to but I have included suggestions on the Timetable for ease!

Please remember, I send all activities to the school office to print for you if needed. Please call ahead for safe collection :o)

 

Enjoy some reading and writing this morning from you ‘Max’ pack! I have included a Phonics Phase 4 planner in your documents for your child if they are ready to move on. Please continue to enjoy Phase 2 and Phase 3 activities from the DFE YouTube platform,sound wallets, sound mats, alphablocks…any way the children enjoy! Have fun!

 

We are all enjoying a story at break time today, I love Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Share the PowerPoint story or your own copy today! Grown-ups, encourage your child to comment and respond when you read stories together…we love questions during reading time! There is a cut and stick character activity for the end of the day :o)

We celebrated the Queen’s Birthday yesterday! Have a lovely time creating your own 3D Palace this afternoon for your maths learning. Another super story available to listen to on YouTube.

 

Have a lovely Monday boys and girls.

From Mrs Leyland xx

 

Hello boys and girls, today is Tuesday 16th June

 

Have a lovely day with today’s activities, we are thinking about ‘Refugee Week’ this week.

 

I have included a PowerPoint in your documents uploaded straight from the education site Twinkl. As this is a resource made by another author I have not changed it (but added a little writing challenge…what would you put in your rucksack?) You may want to rephrase or explain some parts of the presentation (it provides grown-ups with the information they need to discuss and share the life of a refugee). Ali also helps us to learn through his experience too. I hope you find it useful! It is a nice talking opportunity and will help your child to show sensitivity towards others :o)

 

We have a busy morning! I have popped an activity in before phonics but remember you can move things about! Have fun with your counting using a 10 frame and your phonics learning today.

 

Max is helping us to make some beautiful rainbow bracelets today, you can watch these on YouTube! This is a great physical activity if you have any ribbons or thread at home. Some other ‘physical’ activities could be learning to tie shoe laces, making a new dog bowl, bone and lead for Max using the playdoh or threading and weaving using beads or buttons…maybe you have some special beads at home!

 

I hope you enjoyed the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, have fun this afternoon creating your own porridge with lovely toppings! I love to put banana on top of mine and my niece Emilia, loves blueberries on hers...sometimes it makes her porridge purple!

 

Have a lovely Tuesday boys and girls. If you have a biscuit for biscuit Tuesday remember to make 20p using different coins!

From Mrs Leyland xx

 

Hello boys and girls!

Today is Wednesday 17th June

 

Enjoy sharing stories this morning before your phonics learning, this can be from your own collection or Bugclub! We have enjoyed listening to Goldilocks and the Three Bears, do you have any other fairy tales in your book collection? What is your favourite? Can you tell your grown-up why it is your favourite?

 

Use your phonics knowledge to write words which match your spoken sounds, to write about your favourite story this week :o)

 

Mirror- Belle needs a cure for her dragon pox today! You will need 2 of each item to make 20 things in total. Remember to write your title at the top! I hope you can find the royals in your picture, look out for their crowns! What other creatures can you find?

I have put 2 new pins on Mini Mash for you to explore today, Building and Castles! We have been busy creating so I thought these would be fun to explore!

 

Max is helping us with a journey stick adventure today. We have been thinking about Refugee Week this week, I’d like you to collect things for your journey stick to tell your own story or adventure. Then think about how Ali felt throughout his story. What would he have collected? Have a look at the nature activities recommended on the Woodland Trust this afternoon :o)

 

Enjoy some talking time this afternoon, I have uploaded a new PowerPoint to share and celebrate our differences. Again, as this has been authored by an education site I have not edited the Powerpoint. The main aim and success criteria are to discuss, share and celebrate how we are all different and we are all special :o)  

Have fun helping Goldilocks to get to the Cottage by filling in her number path!

Have a lovely day

From Mrs Leyland and Moggy xx

Hello and good morning boys and girls!

Today is Thursday 18th June

 

I hope you have enjoyed the Refugee Week activities. Thingwall have been on Twitter with all the lovely activities going on in school!

Have a lovely calm morning with some early Yoga, it is important to have some special time just for you. Think about your breathing and start the day relaxed and calm :o) Enjoy your phonics activities, I hope the planning for Phase 4 has been useful.

 

 

Just a reminder this half term we would have been sharing a novel, have you chosen one yet? We would be enjoying The Magic Finger!  I love this book and Roald Dahl is my favourite childhood author. Please let me know if you have chosen a novel or are sharing one, I will happily share some fun activities around your text!

 

There are some super maths activities today…you will need some toilet roll for today’s fun!

 

 

We are coming to the end of our Max booklet. I have planned the rest of this week for pages 20-22 for lovely storytelling and writing. Let your child share their adventure using the story mountain or plan a journey together!  If your child is writing beautiful sentences I would love to see some of your stories next week. I wonder what they will be about?

 

The children have been busy in school with their Goldilocks activities I hope you have enjoyed them too. This afternoon can you tell the story of Goldilocks? You can sequence the story using the cut and stick activity!  Can you use some of the story mountain language when you share it with a grown up?

Have a lovely day children

From Mrs Leyland xx

Good Morning, Happy Friday 19th June!

Another busy week children you are all doing so well!

Use this morning to continue with your stories, have you decided on an ending yet? I love a happy ending in a story! Enjoy your phonics activities this morning and some reading time from your own collection or Bugclub!

There is a lot to do today to help Princess Mirror-Belle. We are doubling her spots…how many altogether? We are also making a shoe shop! You can use anything you have at home to design your own shop- can you make a sign so we know what it on sale today? I hope your shop has shoes for big feet, medium sized feet and little feet! Can you put them in size order? Don’t forget to make some price labels for your shoes, you will need a selection of coins for your customer to find the right money! Enjoy selling your shoes this afternoon!

Have a lovely time playing games this afternoon in or outside! If your grown-up has some porridge oats you could make porridge that is ‘just right’. What toppings would you choose? Enjoy talking about capacity with this activity! There is a letter in your documents if you would like to write as Goldilocks to the 3 Bears, I know the children in school have loved doing this!

(P.s. Grown-ups

Dear Bears

I am sorry I went into your cottage. I will get you a new bed.

Love from Goldilocks.

As mentioned on your Timetable Page 23 is to write about how you enjoyed Max’s adventure- please don’t worry if you are still planning and writing your story this can be done at the weekend, or when you are all finished.

Have a lovely weekend boys and girls you are all working so hard, and I am very proud of you all.

Love form Mrs Leyland and Moggy xx

 

Good Morning Boys and Girls! Happy Monday 22nd June.

Another busy week of fun ahead! I have filled your folder ‘My Documents’ on Tapestry for this week’s home learning. Please remember if you need any printing I have sent everything over to the school office, call ahead for safe collection :o)

This week we have a brand new story, a favourite of ours by Julia Donaldson… it’s Zog! We love to read stories by this author. Do you have any stories by Julia Donaldson in your collection? Which is your favourite? In school this week the children are thinking about superheroes! I have included ‘Topic’ on your timetable to enjoy some superhero crafts as free choice.

Have a lovely morning! I have included a Phonics Phase 4 planner in your documents for your child if they are ready to move on. I have also created a new Phase 2 Phonics and Phase 3 Phonics folder. If your child is finding any part of their phonics learning tricky please have a look through these resources to help- all of these resources can be enjoyed on the screen, when you open the PDF please use the minus to zoom out and view the whole page! Continue to enjoy Phonics activities from the DFE YouTube platform, sound wallets, sound mats, alphablocks…any way the children enjoy! We have a 15 minute phonics lesson every day in school, there are lots of phonics resources in the folders- the PowerPoints are lovely! Have a look this morning! We are all learning within different Phases so please don’t worry, you are all doing a great job. I have included in your documents this week:

Tricky Words Phases 2-5

High Frequency Words Phases 2-5

These will be useful to print and reference when you enjoy your daily phonics sessions.

 

We have a new Literacy booklet for our reading and writing activities- I will continue to make suggestions on here :o)

This morning, have a think about your favourite superhero. Why are they your favourite? Maybe you have a superhero costume you can change into on your own today! Draw a picture and write a sentence about your favourite superhero/hero…or write about your costume!

‘I am Batman, he is strong and he likes to help people.’

Don’t forget to make your sentence super- remember your capital letter, tricky words, comma and full stop at the end. Grown-ups if your child’s hero or costumes is a Pirate or Disney Princess that is super too!

 

‘Mouse’s Adventure’ is a super tale about a very busy mouse! Do you have a favourite cuddly toy? You will need your cuddly this week to go on an adventure! Read the story of Mouse’s Adventure today and fill in ‘Let’s Talk’ together. We are super with our ‘Ladybird Words’ now have fun reading and matching today (pages 3-6 today)

 

For today’s Maths activity we are thinking about patterns and language. I have loved seeing lots of rainbows about to celebrate the people who help us! The NHS are superheroes! Have fun designing your own rainbow using interesting colour names. Here is my rainbow…

Green, Orange, Peach, Violet, Indigo, Red, Blue

GOP  VIRB

The Dragons from our story are making patterns today, can you talk to your grown-up about their size and position? Grown-ups, this Friday’s maths includes capacity with a baking activity (if you would like to part-take and store some ingredients ready!)

Have a lovely afternoon, I have included the KS1 assembly it is about the Zoo. Have fun choosing some activities from here maybe you could make your own Zoo using Lego or junk models this week, don’t forget the café! There is also a fact file and silhouette activity as a free choice :o)

You will notice throughout this week’s timetable I have included outdoor exercise and safety. With each PE, Yoga and Games session I am always talking about the ways to keep safe, and how they can manage their own safety too. Have some talking time this week about being safe indoors and outdoors. What can we do to keep ourselves safe? E.g. make sure there are no dangers (toys, shoes on the floor) also how to carry things and how to be safe in the sunshine!

Enjoy! From Mrs Leyland :o)

Hello and a very good morning to you all! It's Tuesday 23rd June

Have a lovely morning exploring your books- did you find any Julia Donaldson stories? What makes her stories special?

Enjoy your phonics learning today :o)

‘Mouse’s Adventure’ activity is ‘Let’s Pretend’ We love to tell stories in our classroom, have fun revisiting parts of the story and share your thoughts and ideas. Where would your toy go in a story? Can you join in with some parts today?

Have fun with your Zog activities today. Zog has been working very hard and has earned many stars for his rewards chart! Do you have a reward chart? What makes you feel proud? Lots of children have earned stickers and trophy’s for their lovely home learning! Have fun making a special rosette today. You could have a competition and take turns to win the rosette- don’t forget to say well done to each other!

Have a fun filled afternoon with superhero crafts and exercise! What is your favourite exercise?

Enjoy!

From Mrs Leyland x

Good Morning Children! Today is Wednesday 24th June

Have a lovely day, I hope the sun is shining so we can all have some fun outside. What do you like to do in the sunshine? Do you have any games to can play outside today? This half term we would have enjoyed some competitive games including sports day! Have fun playing games, remember it’s the taking part that counts and of course, say ‘well done’ to one another :o)

Enjoy your phonics learning this morning and exploring Mini Mash. Today’s pin is about the seaside :o) If you have a keyboard available, let your child explore the keyboard, having a go at writing their name or a list of what to take to the beach! We have talked about the caps lock and the space bar. Have fun exploring today.

 

Todays maths is all about flying! Zog and his friends love to fly but some have flown away! Can you use the 10 frame today to tell a number story? Fill in the first 10 frame with the number of dragons you can count, use the second 10 frame to number the dragons who have left! Grown-ups work together to fill in the ten frame and model:

‘3 take away 2 equals (1’)

Enjoy filling in the 10 frames and sharing the number story together. Grown-ups can fill in the symbols to write a number story too!

- and =

We use lots of vocabulary in school including ‘altogether makes’ it’s great to use lots of different phrases :o)

Have fun sharing some rhymes today, can you write a list of rhyming words? Grown-ups omit the ends of nursery rhymes and encourage your child to fill in the blanks- Julia Donaldson stories are great for rhyming fun- especially if children aren’t too familiar with the story! Enjoy an adventure with your own cuddly today and take photos for activities tomorrow. Remember you can draw pictures instead :o) Have fun with any superhero crafts today and any exercise outdoor!

Have a lovely Wednesday boys and girls

From Mrs Leyland xx

Hello Boys and Girls, Happy Thursday 25th June

Such a beautiful sunny day yesterday, I think we are in for a hot Thursday too!

Enjoy some gentle exercise today, remember to keep your water bottle close by and make your space safe. How can we be safe in Yoga? What do we need to do before we start? (warm up!) Have a think today about your yoga outfit! What makes your outfit safe choice?

Enjoy your phonics learning this morning!

It’s a ready steady write activity today! Tell the story together using the time words on the story path. It’s a short activity form your booklet today…Zog needs some help with the rules this afternoon!

Its been a long time since we thought about the rules in school- can you share some of them with your grown-up? The Dragons have different rules in their school, help them today by coming up with Zog’s School Rules! This is a lovely writing activity please help the dragons by listing some important things to remember- don’t forget the title!

Today design and make your own Dragon mask for a special dance! I have included a dragon mask in your documents if you would like to use it :o) Have fun creating music and moves for your Dragon dance. Do you have any instruments at home? Lots of things out and about can make sound have fun exploring! Don’t forget to spot the Gruffalo in your stories!

Free Zog Activity sheets Year 1 upwards :o) https://www.forestryengland.uk/resource/zog-activity-sheets

Have a lovely Thursday and stay safe in the sun.

From Mrs Leyland xx

Good Morning! Today is Friday 26th June

Yesterday was very, very hot! I hope you had some time in the sunshine :o)

Have fun with your ‘Let’s Get Creative’ activities today and sharing your story with a grown-up. If you want to make your ice lollies today that will be lovely too on pages 12-14 :o)

Have fun with your phonics learning!

The Dragons are having a lovely time at school, they have practised their skills and need your help with their flight plan! Grown-ups you need a stop watch (on most phones/tablets). Enjoy filling in the time taken to fly round different places!

If you have a full store cupboard enjoy measuring and weighing ingredients for lovely baking! Our last Dragon activity is very exciting. Have fun looking at the pictures of the dragons that belong to each person, they are all unique and special. I can’t wait to see what your dragon is like!

Enjoy playing some competitive games today! Who is the fastest runner in your house? You could use your stop watch/timer to check!

Have a lovely afternoon with your stories at home or bug club- did you find any more Julia Donaldson tales in your collection?

Have fun continuing your superhero activities and I will speak to you again on Monday! Have a rested weekend boys and girls you deserve it!

Love from Mrs Leyland and Moggy xx

Good Morning Boys and Girls! Happy Monday 29th June.

Another busy week of fun ahead! I have filled your folder ‘My Documents’ on Tapestry for this week’s home learning. Please remember if you need any printing I have sent everything over to the school office, call ahead for safe collection :o)

This week in school the children are learning about Noah! I have included all of the activities for you to explore and enjoy as a free choice, I have also made suggestions on which day to enjoy them! Please remember the timetable is there to support you and your child please make it work for you!

I have uploaded a second Phase 4 phonics planner- don’t worry if you are still working through last weeks…maybe you are dipping in and out and using Alphablocks/YouTube or your wallets on some days! I will upload a final Phase 4 planner next week please don’t feel rushed :o)

For today’s Literacy can you write your news? Every Monday in school we write about the weekend! I would love to see your writing today on Tapestry…let’s see how many sentences I can collect! Some children may have already completed their rainbow lollies, if you haven’t have fun with those today!

Maths this week is all about Oliver’s Vegetables, such a funny story! Can you help Oliver today to sort his vegetables into ‘healthy’ and ‘treats’ Remember boys and girls, it’s great to have a treat sometimes :o) Help Oliver with his patterns…todays are quite tricky!

Enjoy reading your PowerPoint story today and have an afternoon talking and sharing thoughts about your favourite animals. Do you have a favourite? I love the giraffes at Chester Zoo. Have a look through your book collection and find some animal stories and adventures- these can be imaginary animals too! Can you draw your favourite character from a story today and write some labels…do you think they would have been on Noah’s ark?

Have a lovely Monday children :o)

From Mrs Leyland

Good morning boys and girls, today is Tuesday 30th June- the last day of the 6th month!

Can you tell a grown up the next month in the year?

 

Enjoy this YouTube song about the months of the year!

 

https://youtu.be/5enDRrWyXaw?list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

 

Our Literacy activity today is ‘Ladybird Words’ Have fun completing this challenge before your phonics learning today :o)

Have fun with your maths activities today, I love to play the supermarket game! Try to remember what you and your players bought it can be a very long shopping list! We are looking at counting in groups today and spotting patterns. We would be learning how to count in 2’s and 10’s in school, can you find some things to count out and about? Can you group them for quick counting?

 

2,4,6,8,10

 

10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

 

The pictures in our story 'Oliver’s Vegetable’s' are really busy just like our Big Talk! Have fun talking about the pictures today.

 

This afternoon Noah needs your help! In the story, Noah has to build a huge boat that can float but also carry lots of animals. Look at and investigate different materials that float (just like our pirate activity!) also materials that are waterproof. You could take one material, such as play doh and find the best shape for floating. You could make a boat using aluminium foil and see how many animals/small toys it can hold before sinking! Use the Noah writing frames to write about your experiment if you like!

Take some gently exercise today with some Cosmic Yoga and enjoy your BugClub stories. Have a lovely day.

 

From Mrs Leyland x

Good Morning!

Happy 1st July I hope you enjoyed the months of the year song! Have a listen each morning so you can join in!

 

https://youtu.be/5enDRrWyXaw?list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

 

Enjoy Bug club or your own collection this morning…see if you can find your favourite animal to write about this afternoon :o)

Oliver has been very busy planting! We have looked at and ‘seen’ the vegetables in groups, use the 10 frame to help count on to see how many more vegetables have grown. Can you tell your grown-up Oliver’s special rule for sorting? How do you like to sort the things in your room? Can you help a grown-up today by tidying and sorting your toys?

Have fun with mini mash I have chosen a selection of pins for you to enjoy all about animals!

Today’s Literacy is a ‘Read Together’ challenge, A Letter from Bee (pages 16-18) OR a Noah activity…maybe Oliver has been busy with his fruit from yesterday! Have fun creating with different types of fruit- If you don’t have a lot of fruit you can use other things from your fridge! You can help Noah today and use our nice border paper to write an animal review! Noah needs to know as much as he can about your animals…including what they like to eat!

I love to see the giraffes at the zoo, did you find any information books in your collection to learn about?

‘This is a giraffe, it has a long neck and likes to eat the leaves from the tree.’

Remember to make your sentence super by using a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop- I have used tricky words and a comma today!

Cut out your story pebbles this afternoon and tell the story of Noah, this can span over a few afternoons it takes some time for the glue to dry but enjoy some talking time together! Where would your favourite animals sleep on the Ark? Maybe your favourite animal can swim!

Have a lovely Wednesday children you are all working so beautifully!

From Mrs Leyland x

Good Morning!

Today is Thursday 2nd July

https://youtu.be/5enDRrWyXaw?list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

 

Have a lovely rested morning with some Yoga and relaxation!

Enjoy your phonics learning today, lots of children have been working hard to read their key words well done Jack and Anais!

Can you help Oliver to label the crops from the garden today? He needs to know how many he has collected per basket! Lots of children have been uploading pictures of what they have grown in their garden! Well done Annabelle and Harvey you are super gardeners!

It’s a disco morning too! Have fun selecting your favourite songs to dance to!

It’s ‘Read Together’ and ‘Ready Steady Write’ today for our Literacy activities today. Enjoy reading the animal riddles and come up with one yourself! You can use the Noah paper to write your own riddle if you like :o)

Enjoy any Topic activities this afternoon- did you find some materials for Noah’s boat? Maybe you could draw Noah’s boat this afternoon and write some labels, or a menu for what the animals would like to eat! You might have to do some research…I’m not sure what an elephant’s favourite food is do you know?

Remember to read each day boys and girls- I hope you enjoyed this mornings disco, can you make some music for the journey with Noah? What do you have at home that could be used as a drum! Have fun making a rain dance!

From Mrs Leyland

Happy Friday 3rd July children!

 

https://youtu.be/5enDRrWyXaw?list=PLqv4y60m_3_BsDssdzvrCueiho5Tc-1j8

 

Have a lovely morning, can you tell the story of Noah using your story pebbles today?

Have fun with your phonics learning!

Write some labels for the plant today and share your knowledge about what a plant needs! We are very good at taking care of our plants at the growing table…they need lots of different things to grow can you remember what they are? Share the rhyme together on page 23 :o)

I have added ‘put together a flower’ activity to your documents folder for free choice :o)

Oliver is having fun in the kitchen today making milkshakes using his favourite fruit! What is your favourite fruit? I love to put my very ripe bananas in the freezer, sometimes I blend them to make ice cream and put a scoop in my milk! Lovely banana milkshake! Can you help Oliver today to double his quantities…he needs to have enough to go round! How much would your milkshake cost? You could make some price labels today and sell your milkshakes :o) Have fun exploring different coins and values.

Enjoy some fresh air today if the weather is nice enough boys and girls, remember to keep your bodies healthy by exercising every day and drinking plenty of water (and milk today!)

Have a lovely day and a rested weekend

Love from Mrs Leyland and Moggy xx

Good Morning Boys and Girls! Happy Monday 6th July.

Another busy week of fun ahead! I have filled your folder ‘My Documents’ on Tapestry for this week’s home learning. Please remember if you need any printing I send everything over to the school office on Monday morning. I am always thinking of fun things that the children will enjoy and continue to use the weekends to plan and prepare for the week ahead so unfortunately I cannot send the work any earlier. Thank you for your consideration.

This and next week in school the children will be very busy! We are learning about Brazil and thinking about going up to Year 1 :o)

I have included all of the activities for you to explore and enjoy as a free choice, I have also made suggestions on which day to enjoy them! Please remember the timetable is there to support you and your child please make it work for you!

I have uploaded a final Phase 4 phonics planner- don’t worry if you are still working through last weeks. Continue to dip in and out and using Alphablocks/YouTube or your wallets on some days please don’t feel rushed :o)

For today’s Literacy can you write about the weekend? Mr Leyland and I had a lovely BBQ on Saturday, we had to put the umbrella up just in case it rained!

Enjoy reading your PowerPoint story today and talking and sharing thoughts. It’s about a caterpillar called Cody, who isn’t too sure about turning into a butterfly. Use this morning to support your child’s understanding of how change can be a little worrying and that it’s normal to feel that way. Change can be very exciting and lovely! Today is for talking about the caterpillars experience rather than transition in school- tomorrows circle time will give you and your child the time to talk more about Year 1 :o)

Maths this week is ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet! This isn’t a story I have read but we love to read Tyrannosaurs Drip in school!  Can you help Danny to pack a healthy lunchbox? He will need a good lunch if he’s heading off to space and a super rocket design! Remember to count back from 20 before BLAST OFF!

I hope you are all still enjoying your stories and Bug club- remember to read every day :o)

Have a lovely Monday children, from Mrs Leyland x

Good Morning Boys and Girls! Happy Monday 6th July.

Another busy week of fun ahead! I have filled your folder ‘My Documents’ on Tapestry for this week’s home learning. Please remember if you need any printing I send everything over to the school office on Monday morning. I am always thinking of fun things that the children will enjoy and continue to use the weekends to plan and prepare for the week ahead so unfortunately I cannot send the work any earlier. Thank you for your consideration.

This and next week in school the children will be very busy! We are learning about Brazil and thinking about going up to Year 1 :o)

I have included all of the activities for you to explore and enjoy as a free choice, I have also made suggestions on which day to enjoy them! Please remember the timetable is there to support you and your child please make it work for you!

I have uploaded a final Phase 4 phonics planner- don’t worry if you are still working through last weeks. Continue to dip in and out and using Alphablocks/YouTube or your wallets on some days please don’t feel rushed :o)

For today’s Literacy can you write about the weekend? Mr Leyland and I had a lovely BBQ on Saturday, we had to put the umbrella up just in case it rained!

Enjoy reading your PowerPoint story today and talking and sharing thoughts. It’s about a caterpillar called Cody, who isn’t too sure about turning into a butterfly. Use this morning to support your child’s understanding of how change can be a little worrying and that it’s normal to feel that way. Change can be very exciting and lovely! Today is for talking about the caterpillars experience rather than transition in school- tomorrows circle time will give you and your child the time to talk more about Year 1 :o)

Maths this week is ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet! This isn’t a story I have read but we love to read Tyrannosaurs Drip in school!  Can you help Danny to pack a healthy lunchbox? He will need a good lunch if he’s heading off to space and a super rocket design! Remember to count back from 20 before BLAST OFF!

I hope you are all still enjoying your stories and Bug club- remember to read every day :o)

Have a lovely Monday children, from Mrs Leyland x

Apologies there has been a technical glitch this morning! Mrs Leyland 

Hello! Happy Tuesday 7th July!

Sorry there was a technical hiccup yesterday morning- I can see my message appeared twice now! I am posting this message on Monday night just to check it uploads :o)

I have put some extra resources in your phonics folders, both phase 2 and phase 3- these are activities that can be printed rather than work from the screen I hope you enjoy them. For your literacy learning read together the letter from Bee and help to match the labels, all before your phonics learning have fun!

For today’s maths activities, can you arrange the dinosaurs in different ways? Use the colour squares to make many different patterns and design your own dinosaur using your hand!

I hope you had time to share your caterpillar story yesterday, I have timetabled some talking time together to share thoughts and ideas about September. Some useful questions include:

  1. What are you most excited about?
  2. Who are you looking forward to playing with?
  3. What was your favourite lunch in Reception? Do you think it will be your favourite in Year 1?
  4. What are looking forward to learning?
  5. What will you share with the new children on the playground? (Mrs Leyland will need some help with this!)

These types of questions will remind your child that it is an exciting time! That coming to school in September will be fun :o) Remember boys and girls, I will need your help when the new children come to school- they haven’t been to look around or had a play in the classroom…I know you will all be super Handy Helpers for me :o)

As I mentioned yesterday the whole school are learning all about Brazil! I have put a PowerPoint full of information for you to look at and enjoy. Can you find Brazil on a map or talk about the Ocean (Atlantic) that is around it? What creatures do you think live in this Ocean?

Did you notice that if you mix the 2 primary colours on the Brazil flag they make the colour in the background! (yellow and blue make green!) What other colour mixes do you know?

There is a lot of information on this PowerPoint you can look at a few slides a day!

Have fun and keep reading!

From Mrs Leyland x

 

Good morning boys and girls, today is Wednesday 8th July

 

Have a lovely talking morning about your day ahead and share some stories from your own collection or Bug club. I will be looking at Bug club this week and filling everyone’s library for the Summer.

 

For your maths learning today get busy counting the planets…the dinosaur has been very busy! Can you add 1 more? Maybe add 2 more and write a number story to match :o)

 

Have fun with your phonics learning :o)

 

Enjoy purple mash today, your new pin is about Space and Shapes...I've left your dinosaur one up, remember to click the pin to see extra topics :o)

 

We have a lovely butterfly to help us with the next part of our Thingwall journey. I hope you had a lovely time talking about Year 1 and the fun things you are looking forward to, today you can write some of your thoughts down? If you want to just colour your butterfly and write your sentences on lined paper that will lovely! I’d love to read some of your ideas.

 

Have fun with your favourite exercise today, it can be games or Yoga :o)

 

Have a lovely day children, from Mrs Leyland

Happy Thursday 9th July children!

Have a lovely talking morning and some gentle exercise before your phonics learning today.

It’s rocket doubles today, draw your rocket parts when you roll a double! If you roll double 1 you can draw the cone of your rocket, you need double 5 for the flames! Can you tell your grown up what totals you make? When you have made your rocket you can share the children amongst the rockets! Have fun!

‘Let’s Get Creative’ today! Have fun mixing colours and painting the Mouse from our story! I have uploaded a Brazil flag for you to paint or colour using your felt tips if you want to have another look at you Brazil PowerPoint today. I have also included some Rainforest Writing sheets. Use the vocabulary to write about the animals- there are lots of animals in the Rainforest, remember your finger spaces and capital letters.

It’s important to think about the things that make us happy and share them with a grown-up- you can draw pictures to remind yourself using the worksheet in ‘My Documents’ This is a good opportunity to remind your child about the aspects of school that they enjoy- especially the things that will start up again in September such as being with friends and teachers and playing on the playground.

Have a lovely day and enjoy some reading too.

From Mrs Leyland xx

Hello Boys and Girls. Happy Friday 10th July

 

Have a lovely talking morning about your day ahead and share some stories from your own collection or Bug club. Enjoy your phonics learning and have another explore in your phonics folders! Just in case needed, I have put copies of the sound mats as per each phase :o)

 

We are coming to the end of our Mouse’s Adventure! Have fun reading your rhyme together and think of your own rhyming words- they can be nonsense words if you like! Can you make a list of rhyming words…what do you notice about them?

 

It’s a science experiment for part of our maths learning today but don’t worry if you don’t have everything you need! You can make your volcano model using workshop resources from your recycling or craft things :o) Have fun designing a planet today then ‘guess the rule’- discuss and sort the dinosaurs, you can cut them out if you like! And finally some fun singing! Enjoy!

 

Enjoy some exercise today it should be a bit drier! Another week of home learning done boys and girls you are doing so well. Please keep in touch with how your transition activities are going, thank you so much for the ones shared so far... Reception class are growing so quickly!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Love from Mrs Leyland and Moggy xx

Good Morning Lovely Reception!

Well here we are, the final week of Summer Term 3B and you should be very proud!

I have planned a very fun week ahead I hope you enjoy the timetable!

I have created 4 new folders for this week. As always I have sent a bundle to the school office please call ahead for safe collection- there are many resources for this week and for the holidays, I have sent all of the learning timetabled but not all ‘Summer Fun’ resources. Please email the office FAO Mrs Leyland if you have any additional printing requests :o)

This week, I have timetabled Literacy and Maths learning for the morning and all Topic activities in the afternoon. Topic this week is about Celebrations, Summer and Transition, please enjoy any of the activities from the folders that your child will enjoy!

I hope last week’s stories and resources were helpful to start talking about September. Continue to share thoughts and ideas about Year 1, there is a lovely book about starting school in the new ‘Transition’ folder- it can be adapted for starting a New Year Class and I’ve included some Pirate themed activities to tie in with the story. Remember to share some talking time while your child enjoys the activities, its lovely to do the same activity alongside :o)

 

Happy Monday 13th July!

This morning share some talking time about the week ahead and the folders on Tapestry. Can you write News today about your weekend? What did you get up to? Remember to make your sentences super with your…

 

Capital Letters, full stop, finger spaces and tricky words

 

Enjoy revisiting your Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds this morning, remember to have a look at your phonics folders if there are any activities your child is finding tricky, there are many resources in here to support you :o)

Our Maths learning today is a lot of fun it will really get you thinking about your patterns! It’s based around the book ‘How Many Legs’. Guess My Rule- have a look at what makes the group of animals special…I’m sure the horse has hooves we just can’t see them! ;o) Enjoy coming up with your own patterns that think about the number of legs rather than the animal!

Buttons the Bear has written us a letter inviting us to a very special lunch! Have fun this afternoon making celebration bunting and party hats ready for the picnic this Friday. We love to have a Teddy Bears Picnic in the last week of term in Reception, the weather is hopefully very nice so if you have some outside space, enjoy this week’s literacy learning getting ready for a special celebration lunch with your cuddly friends!

Have a lovely Monday boys and girls.

From Mrs Leyland  

 

Good Morning Lovely Children

Happy Tuesday 14th July

I hope you had a lovely Monday, making decorations for the celebration picnic or creating Summer Crafts! Have a busy morning with your maths learning today, can you help to sort the animals using (or listening to) the vocabulary ‘fewest’ and ‘greatest’ you will need super counting skills! Grown-ups you can ask the question, who has the fewest legs etc. and see how your child gets on :o)

 

Enjoy any phonics learning this morning :o)

 

I loved reading the letter from Buttons the Bear, today we need to make a list of what we need for the picnic! You can use the Teddy Bear border paper for today’s activity or, if you want to write a menu there is a special Menu Page to download. For today’s Literacy can you write a party list of who you want to invite to the picnic or what you want to have at the picnic. Here are my lists I have put a title at the top and numbers down the side I hope you like them :o)

Food and drink

  1. Sandwiches
  2. Biscuits
  3. Jam tarts
  4. Little cakes
  5. Blackcurrant juice

I will need

  1. A rug
  2. A picnic basket
  3. Sunshine
  4. Plastic cups
  5. Paper plates
  6. Party hats
  7. Bunting

My friends

  1. Koko the Monkey
  2. Mr Bear
  3. Gemma the Giraffe
  4. Sparkles the Unicorn 
  5. Bongo the Monkey

Have fun making lots of lists today!

This afternoon explore your topics folders, it can be about Transition or Summer Fun, there are lots of fun crafts to design and make :o) Enjoy a calm afternoon with Bug Club and Yoga. Namaste everyone!

From Mrs Leyland xx

 

Hello boys and girls, today is Wednesday 15th July

 

Have some Bug Club or quiet reading time this morning, do you have any stories about bears? Maybe you could read your favourite story to your favourite cuddly today!

For you maths learning this morning, combine the legs to do some addition in different ways. First start with an amount and then add another creature! Enjoy adding the groups together to find the total. This is a super activity to immerse your child in all the different voacabulary…

add, plus, altogether, equals, together, makes, more…have fun!

 

Enjoy any phonics learning this morning :o)

 

I have my list of things I need ready for the picnic, Buttons the Bear said our cuddly friends will need a Passport so everyone knows all about them!

Grown-ups- I have included a Teddy Template for the passport to write your cuddly friends name on- it might be easier to use the border paper if your child is writing lovely sentences!

Can you write about your cuddly friend? What colour are they, what animal are they? Here is Koko the Monkeys passport for you to read (I have written it as a sentence, if your child just wants to write key words on the template that is fine…)

 

‘My name is Koko and I am a monkey. I have dark brown fur and I like banana sandwiches!’

 

I would love to invite Koko to my Picnic because I love banana sandwiches too!

Enjoy your topic afternoon, have you finished all your picnic decorations? I have put a new pin on Mini Mash for you it’s all about A Teddy Bears Picnic! Have fun exploring and doing some exercise today :o)

From Mrs Leyland xx

Good Morning lovely children :o)

Happy Thursday 16th July children

Share some talking time this morning, to decide which topic folder you will explore this afternoon!

 

It’s Leggy Subtraction today! What will happen if someone or something leaves our leggy party? Have fun with your take away number stories and again, immerse your child in lots of vocabulary…

 

Take away, minus, leaves, altogether, less…have fun!

 

Enjoy any phonics learning this morning :o)

 

We have our party lists and our passports ready, now we need to invite our cuddly friends to the picnic! Can you write an invitation today to your cuddly friend? Remember to use ‘To’ or ‘Dear’ to start your letter and don’t forget to say who it is from! Here is my letter to Koko the Monkey…

 

Dear Koko,

Please come to my picnic in the garden it will be fun. We will have banana sandwiches for you.

Love from Mrs Leyland xx

 

Have a lovely afternoon exploring your topic folders and reading some of your Bug Club stories.

From Mrs Leyland xx

 

Today is Friday 17th July 2020, the last day of our school term, the last day of home learning we can’t wait to have you all back soon!

 

Boys and Girls, today would have been Toy Day in school! If you want to spend the day exploring games and cuddly toys you haven’t played with for a while that’s great!

 

Please see Tapestry this morning for a special message from all the teachers I have uploaded this message into Documents Summer Term Week 7 if you would like to print your message :o)

 

For your final maths lesson this week it's the ‘I am Game!’ You will find out how many creatures or characters a number is. Your leggy mission is to find the combination of animals! I hope you enjoy this game and make a book full of your own maths problems to solve! You can take as long as you like for your book!

 

Enjoy any phonics learning this morning :o) Alphablocks is a good one for today!

 

Enjoy listening to our song today and join in if you can, we love to sing in school!

 

https://youtu.be/uxFIGWm9M6w

 

I hope the sun stays for our celebration picnic today! Don’t forget to put up your bunting and wear your party hats. Help your grown-up to prepare your picnic lunch, don’t worry if it’s different to your lists :o) Please take lots of photographs I will share them on Tapestry for all to see :o)

 

Have a lovely afternoon exploring your topic folders or playing fun games, I have loved writing to you every day and seeing your beautiful work on Tapestry. It has been very hard not seeing you all I miss you all so very much. We will be together soon I can’t wait! I am so proud of you all, Miss Collins and Mrs Yardley are so excited to have you in Year 1 and I know Mrs Foster and Mrs Sparke are going to be thrilled to be in Year 1 too!

 

Have a wonderful summer holiday, you can keep in touch :o)

 

Lots of love to all my beautiful Reception children and to all the grown-ups who have worked so hard.

 

xxxxxxxxxxx