Welcome to Reception Class RR
Welcome to our Home Learning Page
I hope you and your families are well. I know that you have been trying your best to work at home (and that's not always easy!) so well done! However, I hope you have also been able to make the most of the beautiful sunshine we have had lately too. We are in a situation that is tricky for us all, so please make sure you have plenty of time to rest and enjoy being outside- play in your garden, if you are lucky enough to have one, or go for a nice walk. Whilst I have been walking with my little boy, I have been trying to spot the rainbows that my neighbours have put up in their windows- have you seen them too? Perhaps you have made one, if not, that could be something fun for you to do over the Easter weekend.
The next two weeks are our Easter holiday, so whilst I have listed some activities for you to do, there is no pressure for you to complete them. You can dip in and out of the activity list as you wish. I hope you will find something that you find fun to do and that will keep you busy and entertained.
Thank you to those of you who have sent me emails whilst we have been away- you have put a huge smile on my face! It is always so lovely to hear from you. Despite it being the Easter holidays, I will be checking my emails regularly. Please feel free to share any work, news, ideas or even jokes with me. I am always here and I will do my best to return your email as quickly as I can: email@example.com
I hope you enjoy the new activities and have fun learning with your families. I will put some more activities on the webpage after the Easter holiday, so please keep checking back.
Have a lovely and safe Easter holiday.
From Mrs Peacock
?? Our Big Question ??
We will have a 'big question' each week to get us thinking! Explain what you think the answer may be to your family and carers. Why do you think this? Remember to speak in full sentences when sharing your ideas.
'What is the kindest thing that you have ever done for somebody else? Why do you think it was a kind thing to do?'
Can you work out this riddle? What could you be? why do you think this?
I have soft fur.
I hop in bushes.
I wiggle my little nose and flop my big ears.
What am I?
Use this picture to answer the questions provided. Every day, the challenges will change, and different images will appear. Try to make up your own stories and draw pictures about what you think might happen next.
I would love to see what you have written and any pictures you may have drawn. Email me your creations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep a diary to describe how you are spending your time at home. Remember to use your phonic sounds and your key words to help you to write your words and sentences.
Using patterns, create and decorate your own Easter egg. Can you use 2 different colours or shapes to make your pattern? Perhaps you could extend this to using 3 different colours or shapes. You could draw or paint your patterns.
Understanding the World
Some people (such as Christians) will be celebrating Easter. Find out about the Easter story- you could talk to an adult, you may have an Easter story at home that you could read or you may wish to look at an Easter story online. If you Google 'The Beginners Bible: The Easter Story' you will find an appropriate version.
Can you hop and jump like a bunny rabbit? If you can hop easily on one foot, can you try to hop on the other foot? Can you jump forwards and backwards? Perhaps your adult could set out a few obstacles for you. Can you hop and jump around the obstacles without touching them?
It is now Spring. When you go out in your garden or when you go outside for your daily exercise (walk) can you spot any signs of Spring? Create a poster to show what you have noticed. Here are some thoughts, although you may have ideas of your own:
A birds nest
Here are some activities you can do with your families:
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
There are lots of exercises that you can do in your home! Here are some daily workout videos that you can use.
Hello to my Hogarth music lovers!
If you go to the 'enrichment' icon on the home webpage there is an assembly song tab with lots of songs for you to sing along to at home!
Suggested Daily Timetable for Reception (with optional online suggestions)
9:00- 9:30 Get Active and start the day with something physical! (Joe Wicks Daily PE-live)
9.30-10.00 Dough Disco-(Spread the Happiness -live)
10.00-10.30 Phonics (active learn/phonics play/teach your monster to read/alphablocks/revise phonics book)
10.30- 11.30 Choosing time (free indoor or outdoor play, creative activities, imaginative play)
11.30-12.00 English task of the week/ Writing Challenge
12:00- 1:00 Lunch time
1:00- 1:30 Mathematics challenge (task of the week/active learn/numberblocks/numtums/supermovers)
1:30- 2:45 Choosing time (free indoor or outdoor play, creative activities, imaginative play)
2:45- 3:00 Reading
Ideas for Choosing Time
Please try to have some choosing time outside each day so that you get some fresh air. You do not have to complete all of these activities and if you have your own ideas that you would prefer to do then that is completely acceptable for choosing time but I do hope that you will find this list useful.
Cutting and sticking- practicing how to use scissors
Drawing shapes in the dirt with sticks
Going on a nature scavenger hunt
Hula hoop jumping
Hunting for mini beasts
Imaginary and role play- for example, pretending to go to the shops or playing with dolls
Lego, stickle bricks or other construction activities
Lying on the ground and looking for shapes in the clouds
Model making- using a malleable material such as clay or recycled materials
Painting, drawing, colouring or any other art activity
Playground games- for example, hide and seek
Playing with musical instruments
Playing with small world toys- for example, animals, a dolls house, a train track
Practicing how to write your name
Sand/ Water play
Using a bike or scooter
Using a swing, slide, climbing frame or trampoline
Our P.E. lessons will take place every Tuesday and Friday.
Please make sure your child has the correct, labelled P.E. kit in school and earrings are removed.
Homework / Reading at home
Homework is given out on a Friday and is to be returned the following Wednesday.
Please read with your child at home at least 3 times a week (daily if possible) and write a comment in their reading diary. Daily practice with an adult can increase their enthusiasm and help them progress even further.