Thank you for the brilliant year we had at school. We are all really sad we won’t be able to say goodbye to you all. Today will be the last time you will receive work on the website as from next week it is the start of the summer holidays. Keep up the good work, learning about the world around you and make sure you have a look at the 100 things to do before you’re 6 and 100 things to do indoors in case you need ideas over the summer.
Our focus story this week is ‘Shark in the Park’ by Nick Sharratt. Click on the link below to hear the story. Stop the video once the story has finished as we will use the end part for Tuesday’s activity!
Puffin Storytime | Shark in the Park with Nick Sharratt + Draw-along
Tune in at 3:30 for storytime with Nick Sharratt, then grab some paper and colouring pencils for a draw-along! You can watch here on YouTube, or over on Face...
Use some paper to draw a picture of the different characters in the story – cat, crow, Dad, Timothy, shark, ducks and add a sentence for each one, e.g. This is Dad. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop. Try and use the correct colours for each character!
Listen to ‘Shark in the Park’ again by clicking the link on YouTube. When you listen to the story, try to join in with some of the words.
When the story has finished carry on listening to Nick Sharratt to find out who his favourite character is and how he draws it.
Nick’s favourite character to draw is ‘Dad.’ Replay and pause the clip at each point and see if you can copy and draw Dad just like Nick!
Next write a sentence to describe what Dad looks like. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.
Listen to the story again, and then retell it and begin to add in storytelling actions – First, next, after that, finally and the end.
Which character is your favourite and why?
Use the sentence stem – ‘I like___________ because….’
Draw a picture of them/it and write down a list of what it is you like e.g. the cat – ‘it is fluffy, it is black, the cat can say meow.’
I’d like you to see if you can retell the story of ‘Shark in the Park’ without listening to it! Use your storytelling actions – ‘First, next, after that, finally and the end to help you.
Now listen to it and see if you remembered it all?
Can you draw a picture of each of the characters in the story in the order that we meet them. You need to include cat, crow, Dad, Timothy, shark, and the ducks. Don’t check the story until you have had a try!
Who do we meet first, next, then, next, after that and finally?
Once you have checked, try writing a sentence for each character e.g. first we met Timothy, then……. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, leave spaces between your words and end your sentence with a full stop.
Today I want you to stand up and retell the story of Shark in the Park using the storytelling actions –‘First, next, after that, finally’ and ‘the end’ to help you. Did you remember it all?
Today we are going to explore where the story takes place. The Park!
What things does Timothy see in the Park?
Can you draw a map to include the pond, path, grass, plants, trees, football, children, kite, skateboard? Make sure you label them so everyone else knows how to get around the park.
You can access reading books on Oxford Owl website
You can recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics. You could use BBC Bitesize and Phonics Play (the links are below). See if your child can find any objects around the house with your given sound and then can she/he write the word? Focus on segmenting and blending the sounds together. Do not forget to practise the phase and tricky words if your child can read them start writing them.
This week for maths we are going to revisit 4 different topics throughout the week where we need to get really good at using the correct words.
The topics we will explore are weight, size, distance, and money. They are topics that we have covered before but need to go back to check we can remember them. For each of the topics, by the end of Reception you need to be able to use everyday language to talk about them.
Today, we are going to start by exploring weight. Weight is the word we use to describe how heavy or light something is and the words you need to remember and use are – light, heavy, lighter than and heavier than. We do not need to explore standard measures such as grams and kilograms yet!
For today’s activity, you will need 2 carrier bags preferably of different colour or appearance and some light and some heavy objects to put in them.
We are going to pretend that we have just been shopping and bought the objects that you just gathered up.
Choose 2 objects.
Place 1 in 1 bag and 1 in the other.
Hold the bags, 1 in each hand and lift your arms up so they are straight out beside you.
Which bag feels heavy? Which feels light? Which is lighter and heavier?
Use a sentence stem to describe them….’I think that the (colour of the bag) bag is (heavier or lighter) because…..
If the object is lighter, what happens to your hand when you hold it out?
If the object is heavier, what happens to your hand when you hold it out?
Repeat at least 5 more times.
Now see if you can decide which object is the lightest out of them all and which is the heaviest and which ones go in between?
Make a line of objects ordering them from lightest to heaviest and each time say the name of the object and what it is heavier or lighter than.
* Note to parents/carers – you are going to need x20 1p coins for Friday’s activity. *
Today we are going to explore size.
We need to be good at using the words small/little, medium size and big/biggest/largest.
We are going to start off by watching a story called‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ Click on the link below:
The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Animated Fairy Tales for Children
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Which of the 3 Billy goats was the smallest? The youngest, oldest or the one in between?
Which of the 3 Billy goats was the medium sized? The youngest, oldest or the one in between?
Which of the 3 Billy goats was the largest? The youngest, oldest or the one in between?
Now draw a picture of them from the smallest to the largest.
Say a sentence to describe each of the goats.
Today we are going to continue to explore size. We need to be good at using the words small/little, medium size and big/biggest/largest.
We are going to start off by watching another story called ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.’ Click on the link below:
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby
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There were 3 sized bowls, chairs, beds and bears in this story.
Can you draw a picture of each of the bears with the correct size bowl, chair and bed?
Who has the biggest objects?
Who has the medium sized objects?
Who has the smallest objects?
Remember to use a full sentence to describe each one.
Try learning the song below about Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to help you recall size language.
When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears.
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Today in maths we are going to explore distance. Distance is how near or far away something is from you and can be measured in lots of different ways.
The words we need to get good at using today are, near, far away, nearest and furthest.
I thought it might be nice to go outside in your garden or to the park for maths today. You will need something safe to throw like a beanbag, scarf, frisbee or ball. You might want to take more than 1 object.
Holding your object and standing still, I want you to see how far away you can throw it.
Hold it tight, bend your knees, hold your arm back and throw.
Did it land near you or far away?
Try again with the other objects if you have brought more than 1.
Which one went the furthest and which one landed the nearest to you?
Try again and this time get someone to stay standing where you are when you let go of the object and you are going to measure how far you have thrown it using your feet.
Place your feet one in front of the other so that your heel and toe touch and each time you place your foot down count it.
How many steps did you use?
Can you throw it further next time?
Try again and count the steps.
Try again and this time can you throw it nearer to you?
How many steps did you take?
What was the furthest number of steps you used and how many steps was the nearest throw?
If you use different objects some may be easier or more difficult to throw than others and may travel further or land nearer!
Today we are going to explore ‘money.’
I thought it would be fun to pretend you are a shopkeeper in a shop!
Collect items from around your home that you would like to sell in your shop.
Next you will need to decide how much they are going to cost. Use small pieces of paper to write prices on. Your items could cost from 1p up to 20p. Make sure when you write the cost of each item you write p after the number.
Now you need a customer with x20, 1p coins!
Time to play shopping!
Help you customer buy 1 item at a time. Tell them how much it costs and check the money they give you to make sure it is the correct amount!
Once they have bought a few items, you could swap.
They could be the shopkeeper and you could be the customer. Look carefully to see the prices of everything and count your coins to match the cost!
Understanding the world:
This week we are going to start off by exploring Lighthouses and finish the week by exploring moving into new classes in September.
First, lets listen to the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.’ Click on the link below:
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Give Us A Story!
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I hope you liked the story? Mr Grinling got his lunch in the end!
Did you know that you can find lighthouses at some seaside’s? They are usually on the top of a cliff.
I wonder if you like to pretend to be Mr or Mrs Grinling?
You could make a special lunch to wrap up and place in a packed lunch box or a basket if you have one.
What will you prepare? Make sure you take a drink!
If you have a piece of rope or string at home, you could send it along the rope/string to the other side of the sea!
Today, we are going to explore a real lighthouse. Click on the link below to take a look around one. Just stop when you get to 3 minutes and 10 seconds as it starts talking about other things afterwards!
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So now you know what it looks like inside a lighthouse, do you think you would like to explore one?
Lighthouses are very important at night when it is dark. Without them, boats may crash into the land!
Did you know that there are 60 lighthouses around the coast of Great Britain and the earliest one was built in 1698 and was made of wood!
I think it would be fun to make a lighthouse. You could use a kitchen roll tube and paint it with a light at the top. You could stick it to a base and show where they are often found by making a beach scene near it. You could make little people to explore the scene and pretend you really are at a lighthouse!
Today we are going to start thinking about what it will be like when we get back to school in September and how things may have changed.
In September, you will no longer be in Reception, you will be in year 1 and most of you will have a new teacher! It will be a little different. You will be in a new area, a new classroom and there will be some new children in your class. You will all know some of the children in your next class.
How do you feel about going to a new class?
Are you excited or maybe worried?
Talk to an adult about the things you are looking forward to and any worries you may have.
Today we are going to think about some of the nice things you have experienced during your time in Reception.
Do you remember when you first started Reception?
We had a fun dress up as your favourite book character at The World Book Day. We made some pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and also, we baked the bread. Can you remember the smell of freshly baked bread?
Throughout the year we made some fantastic art: painted in the style of Wassily Kandinsky; created self-portraits using fruit and vegetables in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
What have you enjoyed most about your year in Reception?
Talk about it, then draw a picture and write a sentence that explains your picture.
We hope you have enjoyed your year in Reception!
We will all miss you very much, but we know you will be fantastic in year 1!
Today, it would be nice if you had a go at painting or drawing a picture for your new teacher. Perhaps, it could be of you and some of the things you enjoy? It might be a picture of something funny?
We know they won’t be able to see it at the moment, but you could show it to them when you come back in September!
Join in with the song below:
The Goodbye Song for Children
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Get moving! You could follow cosmic kids yoga or go on a walk/run/bike ride with your family.