Year R – Tuesday 31st March

Good Morning Parrots, Puffins and Penguins!

Did you see any snow falling outside your window yesterday? That was very exciting wasn’t it – There were some really big flakes falling but sadly not enough to build a snowman!

Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday and are looking forward to today’s activities!  :)

Today we are going to be listening to the ‘Noah’s Ark’ story with Mrs Hearn, counting in 2’s just like Noah had to when the animals got in his boat and completing some lovely rainbow art! Lots of fun things to look forward to. 

We can’t wait to see your lovely work on Tapestry later.

Have a lovely colour-filled day!   

Year R Team 

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on yearr@stmarksce.org.uk. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password or need some help.

You can continue to use Tapestry to share your child’s work. Please only upload one post a day. You can either choose one activity or put all the activities you complete on one post.

We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!

Independence

The children in Year R are very rarely asked to work independently, particularly when writing. It is expected that they will need adult support to get started on all of the tasks we set for them here, and continue to need it throughout their activity. 

However, we want to continue to build their independence, so encourage them to use resources which can help them be independent like sound cards, letter formation cards for handwriting etc. 

 

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities with you. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child.

There is absolutely no expectation that you get all, if any of these activities completed each day. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

  • Counting and sorting objects – count accurately and sort by colour/size/shape
  • Reading on Oxford Owl– you’ll need to create a parents account for this.
  • Handwriting – tracing over your alphabet card and name.
  • Keywords – practise these everyday. These are at the bottom of the ‘Educating Home’ section on the Home page of the website, under the ‘Our Classroom Resources’ section. Click here to be redirected.
  • Phonics Play -sign in for free – Username: march20 Password: home.
  • Teach Your Monster To Read– the computer version is free.
  • Numberblocks Games on cBeebies.
  • Practise your Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds with Mrs Baird. Click here.
  • *NEW*  Big Cat reading books – These are in the reading section of the ‘Educating Home’ page.  Click here to be redirected.

English – 

Today’s story is ‘Noah’s Ark’ read by Mrs Hearn. To view this please enter your password in the video resources section at the bottom of this page.

At the end of the story, Noah saw a brightly coloured rainbow in the sky -colours make our world a brighter and happier place. Rainbows are often seen when sun shines through the rain, sometimes after a storm.  The rainbow that appeared in the sky, was God’s promise that he would never flood the Earth again. 

Can you think of a time when you saw a rainbow?

Can you name and write down the colours of the rainbow?

What colours make you feel happy?

Can you write a promise that you would like to keep?  Maybe you’ll promise to keep your bedroom tidy.

There is some rainbow themed paper here but you can use whatever you like.

Maths – 

Go and collect some of your toys – Can you group them into twos and practise counting them just like Noah counted the animals: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10?

How many groups of 2 to make each number?

Extension (or just for fun!)

Animals went in 2 by 2 song – Click here to open. 

Why don’t you investigate grouping the animals in 3s, 4s, 5s etc? 

 

Creative Activity  – Rainbows to symbolise hope 

Can you create a picture of a rainbow? You can use any art materials you like: paint, felt tips, pencil crayons, chalks, wax crayons, collage materials, wool….

As rainbows are a symbol of hope, when you’re finished, why don’t you put your rainbow up in a window at the front of your house so other children can see it if they go out for a walk. 

Please can parents also take a photo of the finished rainbow before they go in a window and include these in your daily tapestry post. We would love to put all your rainbows together to make a rainbow mural. Collaborative artwork even when we are not together :) 

 

Here are some additional rainbow themed programmes, song and activities:

A rainbow themed Alphablocks activity:  Click here to watch 

 Numberblocks episode with rainbows in: Click here to watch.

Rainbow dance:  Click here to watch.

Rainbow song: Click here to watch.

 

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

Bye for now!

Year R – Monday 30th March

Good Morning Penguins, Puffins and Parrots!

We hope that you are all OK and have had a wonderful weekend at home playing with your families. Did you manage to spend some time in the garden? Or were you able to go for a nice walk to get some fresh air? 

Today we are going to continue thinking about farms by listening to the story ‘Farmer Duck’, In Maths, we are going to be creating our own Numberblocks and then our computer challenge is to help Peter Rabbit get ready for Cotton Tail’s party!

We love to see all the learning that you are doing at home children, keep up the good work and keep smiling. You are all superstars!

Year R Team 

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on yearr@stmarksce.org.uk. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password or need some help.

You can continue to use Tapestry to share your child’s work. Please only upload one post a day. You can either choose one activity or put all the activities you complete on one post.

We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!

Independence

The children in Year R are very rarely asked to work independently, particularly when writing. It is expected that they will need adult support to get started on all of the tasks we set for them here, and continue to need it throughout their activity. 

However, we want to continue to build their independence, so encourage them to use resources which can help them be independent like sound cards, letter formation cards for handwriting etc. 

 

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities with you. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child.

There is absolutely no expectation that you get all, if any of these activities completed each day. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

  • Counting forwards and backwards to 10
  • Counting and sorting objects – count accurately and sort by colour/size/shape
  • Reading on Oxford Owl– you’ll need to create a parents account for this.
  • Handwriting – tracing over your alphabet card and name.
  • *NEW* Keywords – practise these everyday. These are at the bottom of the ‘Educating Home’ section on the Home page of the website, under the ‘Our Classroom Resources’ section. Click here to be redirected.
  • Phonics Play -sign in for free – Username: march20 Password: home.
  • Teach Your Monster To Read– the computer version is free.
  • Numberblocks Games on cBeebies.
  • Practise your Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds with Mrs Baird. Click here.

English 

First, watch the story of Farmer Duck read to you by Mrs Rushton. You can find it in the video resources section at the bottom of the post.

Did you enjoy the story of Farmer Duck? What was your favourite part? I liked it when the animals all worked together to get the lazy old farmer off the farm. Which of our learning behaviours were they showing?

Now, have a look some of the pictures from the story which have been put onto a story mountain. Remember to explain to your grown ups that a story mountain shows what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Can you talk to your grown up about what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story? Can you retell the story to your grown up? Maybe you could act it out too?

 

Maths

Today you are going to show your grown ups how fantastic you are at using a 10s frame. Ask your grown up to give you a number (1-10), then show them how you would represent it on a 10s frame. Click here for the Tens Frame game. I wonder if you could use the 10s frame to make 10 in different ways, using the red and green dots?

Watch this week’s episode “Numberblock Castle”. Click here.  Scroll through or download the flipchart for today’s activity.

 

 

Understanding the World – Technology

Peter Rabbit needs your help! He needs to collect food for Cotton-Tail’s birthday party, I wonder which level you will be able to get to? Click here to play the game

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

Bye for now!

Year R – Friday 27th March

Good Morning Penguins, Puffins and Parrots 

We hope you are all OK and staying safe at home. 

Some of today’s activities are linked to our story ‘Five Minutes Peace’ and this story reminded us of how busy your homes must be at the moment with everyone at home! We hope you are working hard to show good Teamwork with your brothers. sisters, parents and other adults as you get used to sharing toys, the TV, other electronic devices and space in your house? We’re sure you’re all trying really hard to respect everyone in your house and remembering ‘Too much selfie isn’t healthy!’

Have a great day!

Year R Team 

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on yearr@stmarksce.org.uk. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password or need some help.

You can continue to use Tapestry to share your child’s work. Please only upload one post a day. You can either choose one activity or put all the activities you complete on one post.

We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!

Independence The children in Year R are very rarely asked to work independently, particularly when writing. It is expected that they will need adult support to get started on all of the tasks we set for them here, and continue to need it throughout their activity. 

However, we want to continue to build their independence, so encourage them to use resources which can help them be independent like sound cards, letter formation cards for handwriting etc. 

 

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities with you. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child.

There is absolutely no expectation that you get all, if any of these activities completed each day. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

  • Counting and sorting objects – count accurately and sort by colour/size/shape
  • Reading on Oxford Owl– you’ll need to create a parents account for this.
  • Handwriting – tracing over your alphabet card and name.
  • *NEW* Keywords – practise these everyday. These are at the bottom of the ‘Educating Home’ section on the Home page of the website, under the ‘Our Classroom Resources’ section. Click here to be redirected.
  • Phonics Play -sign in for free – Username: march20 Password: home.
  • Teach Your Monster To Read– the computer version is free.
  • Numberblocks Games on cBeebies.
  • Practise your Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds with Mrs Baird. Click here.

English – Five Minutes Peace

First watch today’s story read to you by Mrs Baird. You can find it in the video resources section at the bottom of this post. The password is the same one every day, which was sent out via text on 18th March.

Today’s activity is a reading comprehension activity so it doesn’t require any recording. Open this powerpoint Year R -Five minutes peace comprehension questions for the questions.

Here are the story pages too so you can scroll through at your own pace Year R – Five Minutes Peace pdf.

Maths – Number bonds to 10

Open up this powerpoint Year R – Maths 27.03.20

Can you say what you see? The answer is on the next page to help you.

Once you have looked through the powerpoint, make number 1 – 9 using any resource you choose and investigate adding two together to find the total. You can record each combination if you like.

Which combinations make 10?

Understanding the world – Floating and Sinking

Can you investigate objects which float and sink? Collect objects from around your house with your grown up and then see if they float or sink. You could just do this at bath time.

Why do you think they float? Why don’t they float? What are they made of?

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

Have a fun day and a super weekend, we’ll be back on Monday!

Year R – Thursday 26th March

Good Morning Penguins, Puffins and Parrots!

We hope you were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine yesterday and you enjoyed your PE activity. Which roll was your favourite? 

Yesterday we sent out a ‘letter’ to you via Tapestry so hopefully you’ve all received them? You can reply on there if you want to!

Grown-ups, we’d love to receive one Tapestry from every child every day if possible – we miss seeing their faces! It can just be a photo or two about what they’ve been up to that day so no need to always add a comment or explanation. 

As the ‘Recognition Points’ system (or RPs as we refer to them at school) aren’t being used at the moment, we thought it would be motivating for the children to use a different system while at home. So, we are introducing ‘Rainbow Points’! We will award rainbow points via Tapestry for excellent Home Learning activities, examples of the children demonstrating our Learning Behaviours at home or Christian Values (reminders of these were attached to our Tapestry letters yesterday.) 

Reminder – the password for the videos we are posting each day in the ‘Video Resources’ section at the bottom of the page is the same password each time, it doesn’t change daily. You will have received it via text on the 18th March from school. 

Have a great day!

Year R Team 

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on yearr@stmarksce.org.uk. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password or need some help.

You can continue to use Tapestry to share your child’s work. Please only upload one post a day. You can either choose one activity or put all the activities you complete on one post.

We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!

Independence

The children in Year R are very rarely asked to work independently, particularly when writing. It is expected that they will need adult support to get started on all of the tasks we set for them here, and continue to need it throughout their activity. 

However, we want to continue to build their independence, so encourage them to use resources which can help them be independent like sound cards, letter formation cards for handwriting etc. 

 

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities with you. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child.

There is absolutely no expectation that you get all, if any of these activities completed each day. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

  • Counting and sorting objects – count accurately and sort by colour/size/shape
  • Reading on Oxford Owl– you’ll need to create a parents account for this.
  • Handwriting – tracing over your alphabet card and name.
  • Keywords – practise these everyday (use those you have already but look out for our upcoming resources download page – coming soon!)
  • Phonics Play -sign in for free – Username: march20 Password: home.
  • Teach Your Monster To Read– the computer version is free.
  • Numberblocks Games on cBeebies.
  • Practise your Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds with Mrs Baird. Click here.

English – Where’s My Teddy?

Watch today’s story read to you by Mrs Hearn. You can find it in the video resources section at the bottom of this post. The password is the same one every day, which was sent out via text on 18th March. 

Now see if you can answer these questions:

  • How do the characters in the story feel?  Scared, happy, excited? 
  • Why do you think they all ran off at the end?
  • What toys and teddies are special to you? Why are they special?
  • What special things do you enjoy doing with your special toy/teddy?

Can you have a teddy bear’s picnic with your special toy/teddy? Write an invitation to your teddy or the people you live with inviting them to your picnic! You can design your own or use a template like this Year R – Teddy Bears Picnic invitation

Maths – 10 little aliens

Today we are going to be practising taking away one at a time. Collect 10 objects which can be ‘aliens’ before you begin. 

Listen to this clip of the song to get you started: it’s very easy!

Can you take away 1 each time as you sing the song? Can you explain what happened each time? e.g. “There was 1 less each time / 1 alien went away / I took away 1 alien” 

Art – Easter Basket

Can you design a basket for the Easter Bunny?

Either make a 3D basket out of paper (see Year R – How to make a paper basket) or colour in a 2D basket picture Year R Easter basket template.

Which colours do you think the Easter Bunny would like to use? I wonder if you could use a pattern in your basket? Ca you decorate it with symbols of Easter?

How many eggs do you think the basket would hold?

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

Enjoy your day! 

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