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St Mary's R.C. Primary School

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Hemming Drive, Manchester, Lancashire M30 0FJ

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01617 894532

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stmaryseccles.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk

Reception 

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope your families are safe and well and are managing to find the positives in this very unusual situation. We are missing you all dearly and hope the situation is soon safe enough for our community to come together again.

Accompanying this letter, is an updated learning plan to cover weeks beginning Monday 18th May and Tuesday 2nd June (week beginning 25th May is half term). In addition to this, the BBC continue to provide daily lessons.  The link for this site is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize these will continue throughout the pandemic.

We will again be making contact with all parents and pupils over the next two weeks in order to ensure you are all well and to provide support when required with home learning. Thank you so much for sharing some of the fabulous work you have been producing, it is truly heart-warming to see the efforts that you have all been showing in these difficult times. If you want to send more work, which you are especially proud of, please send to: REC_Nurs.StMarysRC@Salford.gov.uk

For safeguarding purposes please ensure any uploading is carried out by an adult.

Teachers will continue to look at the work each Friday and respond where appropriate or necessary via email. All the links on the learning plan have been checked by school staff and they appear to be safe and are approved; however it is important that we all keep ourselves vigilant when using the internet.

 

In addition to this, on the afternoon of Thursday 21st May, we would love you to get involved with the Joy of Moving Home School Festival. The resources are also attached to this letter. We would love to see any photographs of you taking part and again please send to your class email address.

 

If you have any concerns or need to discuss matters with a teacher or myself, please continue to contact the school office through the generic email address and we will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your efforts during these times you have all played your own significant part, for which we are grateful.’

God bless and hopefully we will see you very soon.

Best Wishes

Mrs Potts and Mrs Price

Learning Project WEEK 5/6- Viewpoints

Age Range: ​EYFS

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

●      Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or ​CBeebies.  Use this guide ​ here​ to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 

 

●      Working on Numbots - your child will have​  an individual login to access this. 

 

●      Play the Numberblocks pattern spotting game.​ 

 

●      Practise counting up to 20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.

 

●      Listen to a number song from the

CBeebies website. After listening to them, watch again and sing along if you can. Talk about the maths you can see in the video clip.  

●      Look out of the window and count how many houses or buildings can be seen. 

●      Read a variety of books at home. Favourites can be repeated. Hearing the patterns of language in a story will support your child’s language development. 

 

●      Reception age children: Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account at: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Complete the linked Play activities for each book. 

 

●      With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

 

 The Joy of Moving Pack - Please click on this link to access your pack

 

 

Learning Project WEEK 2- The area you live in

 

 

 

Age Range: EYFS

 

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)      

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

     Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at:

 BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode.

 

●    Play the Numberblocks adding  game.

 

●    Practise counting backwards from 20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.

 

●    Write out the digits 0 - 9.

 

●    Use the ‘Tens Frames’ or ‘Five Frames’ on this  game  and practise recognising amounts. This can also be done by reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food

items on the plate etc.

 

●    Sing Number songs to practice counting, reciting numbers in order, one more, one less using number songs: Five Little

Ducks, Five Little Men, Ten Green Bottles.

 

●    Look for the numbers on the doors of houses. Do the numbers get bigger or smaller as you go up and down the street?

·         Read a variety of books at home.

            favourites can be repeated. Hearing    

.            the patterns of language in a

            story will support your child’s                   

language development

·         Reception age children: Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free  account.  Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

 

·         With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

 

·         Read the story Hansel and Gretel (or watch on youtube)- What makes the house appealing to the children?

 

·         Read the story of The Three Little Pigs (or watch on youtube)- Discuss the choices the little pigs make about the materials they use to build their houses. Can children figure out the material their own house is made from?

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)     

Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

·         Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.

You can find an A-Z of Nursery  Rhymes here.

·         Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate.

  Interactive  games.

·         Send your child on a sound hunt around the house. Can they find and record all of the items that make sounds?

·         Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname?

·         Practice forming the letters of the alphabet. Follow your school’s script

Design your dream house. What rooms would you like to have in your house? Encourage children to be as imaginative as they can (e.g. a cinema room, a chocolate room). Can they label their house using phonic knowledge

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

 

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to your city.

 

●     The  rooms  in  my  house-

          Support your child to create a map or cross section of their home. Can they name all of the rooms? An adult could hide an object in a room and mark where it is on the child’s map. Can they use their map to find the hidden object? Label each room using phonics knowledge.

          Gather an object from each room and challenge your child to return them to the appropriate room e.g. toothbrush from the bathroom, teddy from their bedroom.

          Hide objects around the room and describe where it is e.g. “it’s under something red” Can your child hide an object and describe where it is for you to find?

●     Go  on  a  numeral  hunt-

          Search for numerals around the house (clocks, books, house numbers, car registrations, oven, washing machine). Can they record the numerals on paper?

●    Find your house on google maps-

          Explore using google maps to look at your house from above and on street view. Use the arrows to move up and down the road and around your area. Can they find key places e.g. the corner shop, their school, grandparents houses.

          Search for a house in a different part of the world and discuss how it is similar or different to your own. You could use places children have visited on holiday or search places that are significantly different.

●     Junk  model  your  house-

          Using old packaging (shoe box, cereal box etc.) support your child to make a model of your house. Can they count how many windows there are and stick on the right amount? Can they write their house number on the front?

          Junk model your dream house. Use materials from around your house to decorate e.g. old wallpaper, fabric, wool.

●     Go  on  a  shape  hunt-

·         Set your child a shape finding challenge around the house. Ask: Can you find a triangle/ square/ rectangle/ circle in this room? How many can you find? Can you draw all of the circles on one piece of paper, triangles on another etc.

·         Use  construction  blocks  to  build  your  house-  Using lego, duplo, wooden blocks make a model of your house. Can they add in the rooms and doors in the right places? Write labels to match each room on pieces of paper.

·         Build your dream house out of construction blocks.

·         Create  a  furniture  collage-

·         Using old magazines and catalogues support your child to cut out and stick or sort objects into the room they would belong in. Exploring  with  your  senses-

·         Gather a collection of household objects e.g. fork, cup, toothbrush, teddy bear, book and show your child. Use a scarf/ material as a blindfold and pass your child one of the objects. Can they figure out what it is through touch alone? Give clues if they are struggling. Swap roles and ask your child to give you an object to figure out.

·         Explore the textures around your house. Can children find something rough, smooth, bumpy. They could take a wax rubbing of each texture (Lay a piece of paper over the top and rub over with the side of a crayon). You could continue this into the garden.

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

 

Classroom  Secrets  Learning  Packs  - ​These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.

Twinkl- ​to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email

address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

Headteacherchat  - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of these are free to access.

 

 

 

 

Learning Project WEEK 1- My Family

Age Range: ​EYFS

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

●      Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at: BBC or ​CBeebies.  Use this guide ​here​ to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 

●      Practise counting up to 20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.

●      Write out the digits 0 - 9. 

●      Practise recognising amounts up to five  or up to ten  by playing these games. This can be done by reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food items on the plate etc. 

●      Sing Number songs to practice counting, reciting numbers in order, one more, one less using number songs: Five Little Ducks, Five Little Men, Ten Green Bottles Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. You can find an A-Z of Nursery Rhymes here. 

●      Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate.

Interactive games.​

●      Sing the song ‘Daddy Finger’Can your child change their voice for each person e.g. a deep voice for Daddy finger, a squeaky voice for Baby finger. 

●      Play phonics noughts and crosses. Draw out a grid and write a letter, digraph, trigraph or tricky word in each part of the grid. Take it in turns to name what is written in the grid. If you say it correctly you can add your nought or cross in that square.

●      Read a variety of books at home. Favourites can be repeated. Hearing the patterns of language in a story will support your child’s language development. 

 

●      Reception age children: Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account.  Complete the linked Play activities for each book. 

 

●      With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.

 

●      Ask your child to draw a picture of the people who live in their house. If they share time across two houses, draw who lives in each house. Can they label their family members using their phonics knowledge? 

 

 

●      Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name?

Surname?

 

●      Can they write the names of their family members? Do they know Mummy and Daddy’s real name? They could copy this or use their phonics knowledge. Can they write this? Using chalks, crayons, paint, felt tips

 

●      Practice forming the letters of the alphabet. Follow your school’s script. 

 

 

●      Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.

 

 

 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on what different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

 

RE: Daily Prayers with Ten Ten. https://tentenresources.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=82585f83bf242b4b0a627d7e1&id=a525675f76&e=94d1fb9258

 

●      Look at a selection of family photographs and discuss the changes over time.  

○        Show your child a photograph of them as a baby, a 1 year old, a 2 year old. What could they do at that age? What can they do now that they couldn’t do then? 

○    Look at a picture of a family member as a baby (this could be parents, siblings). Discuss how everyone was a baby once. 

○    Are there any black and white photographs? Why are these photographs black and white? Do they show older family members when they were younger? Talk about how life was different then.

 

●      Draw a family tree-​ How does your family link together? Can your child draw out their family members and link them together using lines?

 

●      Do a picture survey of the people in your house. How many family members have blonde/ brown/ black/ red hair? Can you record this with pictures? How many people have blue/ brown/ green eyes? 

 

●      Have a family picnic. Lay out a blanket in the living room or garden. Can children make sure​                everyone has a plate, fork, spoon, cup? How many do we need all together? Give your child a selection of food and ask them to share it fairly between everyone? If there is one left over what could we do? 

 

●      Sort out the clean clothes. Who do they belong to? Can they deliver them to the right place in the house? Pair up socks. Can they match the patterns/ colours? Can they count in twos to work out how many there are all together? Peg clothes on the airer (this will support children to develop hand strength which will impact on their writing). 

 

●      Lay the table for your family for dinner- How many people are there? How many knives, forks, cups do you need? Write out name cards for everyone in your family to show them where to sit. Write a menu to let them know what is for dinner that night. Roleplay as a waiter/ waitress. What would everyone like in their sandwiches for lunch? What drinks would everyone like to have with their dinner? 

 

●      Make a birthday card for the next family birthday-  How old are they going to be? Can​  they write the numerals to show the correct age? Write a message inside for your family member and sign it with your name. 

 

●      What jobs do the people in your family do? Talk to your child about your job and what you​                do. What would they like to be when they grow up? Can they draw a picture of themselves in the job they would like to do? 

 

●      Use play dough to make your family members- Use ready made play dough or make your own using this recipe: 

○    2 cups of plain flour, one cup of salt, a tablespoon of oil, a cup of water (add gradually), a couple of drops of food colouring (optional), a teaspoon of cream of tartar (optional, but will make it last longer) 

 

 

 

 

●      Play a family board game-  Play a game together. Talk about taking it in turns​     and playing fairly. Dice games will support your child’s number recognition. You could use a spinner with numerals on to help develop numeral recognition. If you don’t have a spinner you could make one using an old cereal box and a split pin.

 

●      Find out everyone’s favourite song in your family- Listen to each person’s favourite song​ and make up a dance to match. Do you like the same music? What is your favourite song?

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs -​ These packs are split into different year groups and​ include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home. 

Twinkl  - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email​      address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS. 

 

#TheLearningProjects

 

Please click on this link to view the Welcome to Reception Powerpoint

Reception Welcome Letter 

Spring 2 Learning Plan & Tricky Words

Spring 1 Learning Plan

Autumn 1 Learning Plan

Autumn 2 Learning Plan

Phonics scheme