Welcome to our Reception Home Learning page!

 

If you are isolating at home, please take a look at the following activities which will support your child's learning. The activities provided below are split into the 7 areas of the Early Years Curriculum and can be done in any order. They cover 2 full weeks and mirror what we are learning in school so your child will not be missing out! In addition to these activities, you can also access your child's reading books through the Bug Club website.

If you have any questions or queries please contact your child's teacher on the following class emails:

blossom@heyhouses.lancs.sch.uk

oak@heyhouses.lancs.sch.uk

sycamore@heyhouses.lancs.sch.uk

 

Thanks for your continued support and we hope to see you back at school soon!

The Reception Team.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2

Activities For Week  2 (w/b 14th June)

Pirates

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

  • To work as a team, listening to other’s opinions and taking them on board.
  • To learn ‘pirate rules’ to play safely, respecting each other.
  • Physical Development
  • Practise writing your full name, forming the letters correctly.
  • CLICK HERE to dance along to a pirate dance.
  • Handwriting practice - practise forming all letters correctly. Make sure your letters sit on the line. Make sure ascenders and descenders are placed correctly above and below the lines.

   

 

 

 Communication and Language

 

  • Can you learn to talk like a pirate. What are some pirate phrases e.g. “Shiver me timbers”, “Land ahoy!” etc. CLICK HERE to watch a clip about talking like a pirate! 

Mathematical Development

 

  • Revise numbers 1-20. Practise writing all the numbers.
  • Practise addition and subtraction sums with numbers up to 20, especially by counting on and counting back.
  • Practise saying 1 more or 1 less than a number.
  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Learning about multiplication practically- making sets of 2s, 3s, 4s etc and counting together to show e.g. 4 lots of 2 is 8. Introduce the multiplication symbol.
  • Learning about division practically- sharing larger sets of objects into smaller equal groups e.g. sharing 12 sweets into 4 groups of 3. Introduce the division symbol.

 

 

Literacy and Phonics

 

  • We have learnt all the phase 3 tricky sounds now! Watch some phonics lessons on YouTube, recapping the sounds and word building. Try to join in to read and write the words yourself.
  • Phase 4 phonics. Practise reading and writing words that start and end with 2 consonants- e.g. frog, plan, land, went.
  • Go on a word hunt with post its around the house or garden and read the words. See if you can read words with all our new tricky phase 3 sounds in.
  • Practise all the letter sounds learnt so far, reading and writing short words using the sounds e.g. shop, ring.
  • Practise reading and writing all the tricky words - Itothegonointo, he, she, we, me, be, you, they, all, are, was, went. Look at the Tricky Word Powerpoint attached below to practise reading and spelling tricky words.
  • Reading on Bug Club.
  • Writing- make up a pirate character and write a description of your character- what does he/ she look like? What is their character like?
  • Pretend you are stranded on a desert island- you might role play this in your garden/ on your sofa! Write a message in a bottle to someone in your family telling them to come and rescue you.

 

 

Understanding the World

 

  • Find out about the history of pirates.
  • Make a pirate map (you could use tea bags or coffee to make your map look old. Find out about symbols and keys to use on your map.
  • R.E. –What makes a good friend? Read stories about friends.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

  • Paint your pirate character.
  • Can you act and talk like a pirate? What do pirates say?
  • Make your own pirate map- tear the edges and use tea/ coffee to age your map.
  • Can you pretend a naughty pirate has stolen something? Make a wanted poster to catch the culprit.
  • Pirate play- make up and act out your own pirate stories.
  • CLICK HERE to do some pirate P.E.

 

If you would like to celebrate anything you have achieved at home, please email any photos to your class teacher!

 

Summer 2

Activities For Week  3 (w/b 21st June)

Pirates

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

  • To work as a team, listening to other’s opinions and taking them on board.
  • To learn ‘pirate rules’ to play safely, respecting each other.
  • Physical Development
  • Practise writing your full name, forming the letters correctly.
  • CLICK HERE to dance along to a pirate dance.
  • Handwriting practice - practise forming all letters correctly. Make sure your letters sit on the line. Make sure ascenders and descenders are placed correctly above and below the lines.

   

 

 

 Communication and Language

 

  • Can you learn to talk like a pirate. What are some pirate phrases e.g. “Shiver me timbers”, “Land ahoy!” etc.

 

Mathematical Development

 

  • Revise numbers 1-20. Practise writing all the numbers.
  • Practise addition and subtraction sums with numbers up to 20, especially by counting on and counting back.
  • Practise saying 1 more or 1 less than a number.
  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Learning about multiplication practically- making sets of 2s, 3s, 4s etc and counting together to show e.g. 4 lots of 2 is 8. Introduce the multiplication symbol.
  • Learning about division practically- sharing larger sets of objects into smaller equal groups e.g. sharing 12 sweets into 4 groups of 3. Introduce the division symbol.
  • Practise sums with missing numbers e.g. 4 + __=9 or 10- __=3.

 

 

Literacy and Phonics

 

  • We have learnt all the phase 3 tricky sounds now! Watch some phonics lessons on YouTube, recapping the sounds and word building. Try to join in to read and write the words yourself.
  • Phase 4 phonics. Practise reading and writing words that start and end with 2 consonants- e.g. frog, plan, land, went.
  • Go on a word hunt with post its around the house or garden and read the words. See if you can read words with all our new tricky phase 3 sounds in.
  • Practise all the letter sounds learnt so far, reading and writing short words using the sounds e.g. shop, ring.
  • Practise reading and writing all the tricky words - Itothegonointo, he, she, we, me, be, you, they, all, are, was, went. Look at the Tricky Word Powerpoint attached below to practise reading and spelling tricky words.
  • Reading on Bug Club.
  • Writing- plan a pirate story using the toolkit planning format (attached below). Write your own pirate story using the plan.

 

Understanding the World

 

  • Find out about famous pirates. See powerpoint below.
  • Make a pirate map (you could use tea bags or coffee to make your map look old. Find out about symbols and keys to use on your map.
  • R.E. –What makes a good friend? Read stories about friends.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

  • Paint your pirate character.
  • Can you act and talk like a pirate? What do pirates say?
  • Make your own pirate map- tear the edges and use tea/ coffee to age your map.
  • Make a pirate telescope/ eye patch/ flag.
  • Pirate play- make up and act out your own pirate stories.
  • CLICK HERE to do some pirate P.E.

 

If you would like to celebrate anything you have achieved at home, please email any photos to your class teacher!

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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