I hope you and your families are doing well and have been having fun while continuing your learning at home. Don’t forget to practice those sounds and tricky words every day if you can! I also hope that you are reading with your siblings and grown ups as much as you can too! I am thinking of you all and miss you very much. We can’t wait to see you all again when we are able to return to school.
I am posting this half-terms Topic Web on ‘Good Things Grow Here‘. It includes a range of activities that I would like you to complete with your children at home. You can choose which activities you would like to or are able to complete during this half-term.
Remember: there are additional resources and websites on the second page of this topic web.
5 O’Clock Story Time with Miss Douglas (Please Click Here)
Watch Our Butterflies Grow! (Please Click Here).
Week 6: Monday 6th – Sunday 12th July
Watch Coyote travel to the rainforests of Costa Rica and try to catch a POISONOUS green and black poison frog. What does it mean if something is poisonous?
Week 5: Monday 29th – Sunday 5th July
Week 4: Monday 21st – Sunday 28th June
Week 3: Monday 15th – Sunday 21st June
Week 2: Monday 8th – Sunday 14th June
Activity Sheet (if you need a spare)
Daniel has completed this Home Learning activity during his time at school. He was happy to show it here as an example to help children’s grown-ups at home! Thank you Daniel! (If your child is able to, please encourage them to answer the questions using full sentences).
Activity sheet: I can eat a whole plant
Activity sheet: Bean growth chart
Week 1: Monday 1st June – Sunday 7th June
Ways to make 10: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/the-numtums-ways-to-make-ten
Help Sparky to: http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/2264
- Put the plant back together
- Match the flowers
- Label the plant
- Help the seed grow
- Complete the plant life cycles
Please remember to email your work to Miss Douglas — email@example.com
Early Years Foundation Stage:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Physical Development
- Knowledge of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES — WEEK 5 (18th May – 24th May)
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES — WEEK 4 (11th May – 17th May)
Emergency Services Fairy Tales – To support the above writing activity
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES — WEEK 3 (4th May – 10th May)
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES — WEEK 2 (27th April – 3rd May)
*This is a great song to learn and sing about ‘People Who Help Us’ on YouTube (you can find it and other websites on the weblinks page of the topic web).
People Who Help Us song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Psza6N2Os
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES — WEEK 1 (20th April – 26th April)
Please do send me an email with updates about how your child’s learning has been going and we’d really appreciate any photos of what your child has been up to as well. We will be posting these on our ‘What you’ve been up to at home’ tab on the website. Additionally we will still be sharing good learning, kindness and positivity during our special online sharing assemblies posted on a Friday. 🙂
Here are links to some extra fun things that you might like to do whilst you are at home and to while away the hours between doing your school work, reading stories and following your daily routine:
4. WWF Live Learning events programme (and lots of fascinating nature videos which have kept Miss Douglas occupied!)
5. Miss Douglas’ FAVOURITE teaching website (you need to create an Explorify account but it is free to do so)
We use Explorify weekly in class for their exciting ‘Zoom in, Zoom out’ activities which the children love. Give it a try at home and enjoy all of the ways to engage your children with science.
6. RSPB Bird A-Z and Identification tool – With spring well and truly upon us Miss Douglas has thoroughly enjoyed observing all the birds that are coming out to feed and raising the baby birds in their nests. What birds can you spot from your window, balcony or local green space?
7. RSPB Bird Call Identification – Here are a range of recordings of British bird songs. Beautiful and calming to listen to or a handy identification tool if you can hear birds chirping in the trees around you.
Remember, you can only do your best. Be kind to yourself and your family and try your best to help out at home, make each other laugh and smile, and find gratitude in each new day!
Miss Douglas and the Reception Team