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Reception updates

Good Morning Children
 
As I won't see you today in our celebration assembly I just wanted to say how very proud I am of all the home learning you have been doing over the last two weeks.  Your teachers have been showing me the wonderful things you have been doing and they look great. If you haven't uploaded work onto tapestry or seesaw then please do.  Our value of the month is reflectiveness and I wanted to ask you all to spend five minutes reflecting on how resilient you have been over the last 2 weeks, coping with a very different way of learning.
 
We break up for the Easter holidays this afternoon, at 1:30 pm, but I will see you back here, on your class page, on Monday 20th April at 9 am. 
 
Happy Easter
Stay Safe
 
Mrs Spearman
 

Friday 03-03-20

Hi everyone!

It has been a strange half tem to say the least, but as Mrs Higgs says 'we made it'! A big THANK YOU to all the parents who are attempting the activities. I am really enjoying the photos and videos on Tapestry seeing how much the children are enjoying themselves. I really miss the interaction. Don't forget to sing happy birthday at 10:00am for everyone who had a birthday this week!

Have a good break. I hope the weather is kind to us, and we will see what happens after Easter.

Stay safe!

 

Mrs Carroll-Lane

 

Friday 03-03-20

We made it! There is a sheet below for today's Easter themed home learning - "Friday 3rd April Easter Home Learning Challenges".

I have uploaded letter and word mats for you to use at home (no need to print - you can use it on the screen). For phonics can you practise these sounds? 

Remember our daily tasks are: 

Joe Wicks daily exercise fun - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Numbots 5-10 minutes (Lets try and get the Numbots trophy!) 

Reading 5-10 minutes 

Have fun and stay safe. 

Mrs Higgs and Mrs Carroll-Lane

Reading at home

Oxford Owls website are giving free access to ebooks if you create an account. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+4-5&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

Easter ideas

Hi again. I hope you're all looking forward to a break next week! I know I am. I know normally we can all get out and about with our families over Easter but this year we're going to need to be more creative! I've popped a sheet of things to do over Easter below if you feel that you would like some ideas of activities to do with your children. These activities are not expected - please do not feel that you have to do any of them but they are there if you would like them. 

Mrs Higgs 

 

Summer term learning

Hello everybody! I can see lots of you have been really busy at home - well done! Mrs Carroll-Lane and I have been thinking about the learning for next term. Our new topic will be "Growing" and we will be focussing on Jack and the Beanstalk in the week beginning 20th April. This topic will be based on food and growing plants using books. As a suggestion for next half term's learning, it would be good if you had some seeds or beans to plant (not yet though - unless of course you want to). I would also suggest a small bag of dried beans for the next topic as they are extremely handy for maths and it links nicely to the topic (normally in the pasta isle in some supermarkets).

Stay safe. 

Mrs Higgs and Mrs Carroll-Lane

 

Thursday 02-04-20

Hello everybody!

Please, please continue to post photos and videos on Tapestry. Each and every one of them brings a smile to my face! I know it's not the same as being face to face, but we must stay safe. It's the next best thing! Thank you!

 

PE  

Continue with the body coach Joe Wicks in leading a PE lesson for children to join in with. It would be great if the whole family could get involved and all join in.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths 

Continue to encourage your child to complete about 5-10 minutes on Numbots each day. This will help them to develop their number fluency.

 

L.O. Find One More or One Less

Ask a friend or grown-up to place some small toys in front of them and say how many they have. Can you count out a group of toys that is one more? Repeat using different amounts.

Ask a grown-up to draw a spotty snake. How many spots does it have? Can you count them? Can you draw a snake that has one less spot? Repeat with different animals and amounts of spots.

 

Reading

Continue to read each day if you can. Read everything out loud! Books, poems, nursery rhymes, comics, food labels………anything that is close to hand!

Make it Fun!

Give characters funny voices and engage with the pictures. Make a game out of finding words that rhythm or start with the same letter.

Make Space!

Have a special place or make a certain time when you read together.

I Spy!

Play ‘I Spy’ games. Can you find words beginning with…? Can you find a picture of a…? How many … can you see?

Ask Questions!

Ask questions about the story you are reading. What is the story about? Why do you think they made that choice? Was it a good choice? Why did that happen? What do you think will happen next? Who would you like to have been in the story? What would you have done different? Why?

 

Comprehension

After reading a story, ask your child to draw a picture of their favourite part of the story. Then ask them to attempt writing a story to explain why this is their favourite part.

 

Phonics

In The Woods

Read the sentences below. Can you spot the full stops and capital letters are in the wrong place? Write the sentences out yourself with the full stops and capital letters in the places.

 

Write the following sentences correctly in your home learning books.
 

  1. ben The dog. runS to THE Woods
  2. he is Looking for rabbits But sees. a fox
  3. he fox Sees him. and rushes off to it’s den
  4. ben dashes after. It But Cannot See it
  5. he feels. Sad and runs Back to HIS kennel
  6. tim the Cat Has. no food
  7. tim Looks. in thE bin
  8. the. bin HaS a fiSh in It
  9. tim sit on. The Mat
  10. mary has A dog and. a cat

 

Drama

Mr Ashford, our drama teacher is continuing with his you tube account so that you can try out lots of drama activities with him. The link is below:

https://youtu.be/Z47LycGJcqk

 

Investigation

Fireworks in a Glass

If you haven’t attempted it yet, have a go at the investigation 01-04-20 at the bottom of the page. If possible please post some photos on Tapestry.

 

Keep up the good work!

 

Mrs Carroll-Lane

 

 

Wednesday 01-04-20

 

Hello everybody!

Thank you for your contributions to Tapestry. Don’t forget to log off after you have posted the photos.

 

 

PE  

Continue with the body coach Joe Wicks in leading a PE lesson for children to join in with. It would be great if the whole family could get involved and all join in.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths 

Continue to encourage your child to complete about 5-10 minutes on Numbots each day. This will help them to develop their number fluency.

 

L.O. Find One More or One Less

There are 6 frogs on a log. One jumps into the pond. How many frogs are left on the log? Can you draw a picture to show the number of frogs? Repeat with a different amount of frogs.

Park 5 toy cars in pretend car park. If one car drives away, will there be more or fewer cars? Drive one away and check by counting. Park a different number of cars in the car park and do this again.

 

Reading

Continue to read each day if you can. This can be through reading books, recipes, subtitles on the TV, comics etc.

 

Comprehension

At the very bottom of this page I have added a Comprehension sheet 01-04-20 for the children to read and follow the instructions.

 

Phonics

Full Stops and Capital Letters

Remember:

Sentences start with a capital letter.

Sentences end with a full stop.

Names start with a capital letter.

Write the following sentences correctly in your home learning books.

  1. mark and carl got wet in the rain
  2. the man gets up at six in the morning
  3. jill has fair hair but jack has dark hair
  4. ben has a bag of coins
  5. i heard an owl hoot in the night
  6. the cat is sitting under the table
  7. we have a red door
  8. water is good for us to drink
  9. purple is my favourite colour
  10. cats have kittens and dogs have puppies

 

Drama

Mr Ashford, our drama teacher is continuing with his you tube account so that you can try out lots of drama activities with him. The link is below:

https://youtu.be/Z47LycGJcqk

 

Investigation

Fireworks in a Glass

Have a go at the investigation 01-04-20 at the bottom of the page. If possible please post some photos on Tapestry.

 

Keep up the good work!

 

Mrs Carroll-Lane

 

 

Tuesday 31-03-20

Hello everybody!

I have been looking at your achievements on Tapestry and they are definitely bringing smiles to my face! It is lovely to see you enjoying yourselves while trying out the activities! Keep the smiles coming!

 

PE  

Continue with the body coach Joe Wicks in leading a PE lesson for children to join in with. It would be great if the whole family could get involved and all join in.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths 

Continue to encourage your child to complete about 5-10 minutes on Numbots each day. This will help them to develop their number fluency.

 

L.O. Find One More or One Less

Build a Lego tower with 7 bricks. Can you build two more towers of bricks, one that uses one less than 7 bricks and one that uses one more than 7? Can you put these in an order? What do you notice? Repeat with different amounts of bricks.

 

Reading

Continue to read each day if you can. This can be through reading books, recipes, subtitles on the TV, comics etc.

 

Comprehension

At the very bottom of this page I have added a Comprehension sheet 31-03-20 for the children to read and follow the instructions.

 

Phonics

At the very bottom of this page I have added a Word Search sheet 31-03-20 for the children to attempt.

 

Drama

Mr Ashford, our drama teacher is continuing with his you tube account so that you can try out lots of drama activities with him. The link is below:

https://youtu.be/Z47LycGJcqk

 

Investigation

Use the theme of Easter as a springboard to finding out more about Easter and how it is celebrated or to learn about chicks. Use books or the Internet to find out information together. 


 

Keep up the good work!

 

Mrs Carroll-Lane

 

 

Monday 30-03-20

Hello everybody!

Here we are again! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to another extraordinary week!

 

PE  

Continue with the body coach Joe Wicks in leading a PE lesson for children to join in with. It would be great if the whole family could get involved and all join in.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths 

Continue to encourage your child to complete about 5-10 minutes on Numbots each day. This will help them to develop their number fluency.

 

L.O. Find One More or One Less

Ask your grown-up to tell you a number. Place this number of raisins or cereal pieces on your plate. If your grown-up says ‘one more’, can you add one more and say the number you have? If your grown-up says ‘one less’, can you eat one then count the number you have left?

 

Ask a friend or grown-up to place some small toys in front of them and say how many they have. Can you count out a group of toys that is one more?

 

Reading

Continue to read each day if you can. This can be through reading books, recipes, subtitles on the TV, comics etc.

 

Comprehension

At the very bottom of this page I have added a Comprehension sheet 30-03-20 for the children to read and follow the instructions.

 

Phonics

Sentence Substitution

Swap the underlined word with a word below to change the sentence.

Carl sat down on the carpet.

The sheep are in the shed.

I can see a toad on the road.

She has had lots of books.

They might meet in the town.

 

pool      goats     moon    boots     farmyard             chair      fish       car

 

Drama

Mr Ashford, our drama teacher is continuing with his you tube account so that you can try out lots of drama activities with him. The link is below:

https://youtu.be/Z47LycGJcqk

 

Investigation

Use the theme of Easter as a springboard to finding out more about Easter and how it is celebrated or to learn about chicks. Use books or the Internet to find out information together. 


At the very bottom of this page I have added an Investigation Sheet 30-03-20 for you to attempt. Enjoy!

 

Keep up the good work!

 

Mrs Carroll-Lane

 

Sunday 22-03-20

Hi everyone,

I hope you have all had a good weekend as much as you possibly can in these difficult times. I hope most of you were able to get in touch with your mums one way or another.

Below is an example of some activities for this week and I will keep updating where necessary. This situation is new to everyone so please bear with us. I’m hoping to post something every day to be stretched out rather than providing for a week only for you to run out of things to do or feel that you have to attempt everything as quick as possible. This is going to be times of trial and error.

When your child has completed the work please do remember to take a photo of it and post it on Tapestry.

Please also remember you can email me with any work related questions at the following email address which I will endeavour to answer during 8:45am and 3:15pm Monday to Friday.

eyfs@fawbert-barnards.essex.sch.uk

 

PE  (Every day)

At 9:00am each day the body coach Joe Wicks is leading a PE lesson for children to join in with. It would be great if the whole family could get involved and all join in.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths (Every day)

It would be great if you could get your child to complete about 5-10 minutes on Numbots each day. This will help them to develop their number fluency.

 

Reading (Every day)

Don’t forget to read each day if you can. This can be through reading books, recipes, subtitles on the TV, comics etc.

 

Drama

Mr Ashford, our drama teacher, has put a link to his you tube account so that you can try out lots of drama activities with him. The link is below:

https://youtu.be/Z47LycGJcqk

I would also highly recommend taking advantage of the free login that twinkl are providing as you will find lots of resources to support your child with their home learning:

How do I sign up for the free month?

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS

Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit 

Happy Home Learning!

 

Mrs Carroll-Lane

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

You can use the following email address to contact me with any questions regarding the home learning work that will be set:-

   eyfs@fawbert-barnards.essex.sch.uk

Please do not use this email for any queries relating to anything other than the home learning. General queries should still go via the school office.

I will be checking these emails regularly and will reply where appropriate. The reply may be an email back to you or it may be information posted on this page so please keep checking.

The children were sent home with home learning books yesterday. These can be used to record the work that your child produces at home in response to any work that is set by myself. 

Mrs Carroll-Lane (18-03-20)

 

All-in-ones 

Storm Ciara didn't stop Reception from being active outside! As we are all aware, promoting outdoor play allows children to get fresh air and explore their environment more, regardless of the weather. Thanks to the PTA providing each child with robust all-in-ones, they can now continue to explore the outdoors. As a result, the children are confident to experience areas such as the mud kitchen and can continue to use other play areas, such as the slide, without the fear of getting wet or muddy. Once again, thank you to the PTA.

Mrs Carroll-Lane (14-02-20)

Tapestry

Tapestry is a tool for practitioners to electronically record a learning journey for each child in the class.  Observations and assessments related to individual progress are recorded. It also enables parents to view the learning journey and share any significant developmental events from outside of school. We also keep professional records for group work with children that will be stored in teacher/ class files. Any details of fun class activities will be shared, when appropriate, on the class webpage.

If you have any questions please pop in to see us or alternatively, Mrs Nicolson (EYFS Leader).

General Class information 

Reading books

We have moved away from set days for changing books. We will do our best to change books as soon as they have been read twice at home. We want the children to read the words as well as understand the story - they are equally important. Please continue to read regularly at home and comment in the reading diary each time.

Drink and snack

Water bottles will be available throughout the day; the children may have a drink whenever they are not on the carpet or doing group work.

Snack will be available outside we will be reminding children at intervals to have snack.

Family involvement

Phonics sessions for Parents  - every Thursday from 2:55pm. (Updated 13.2.20)

Reading mornings - every Friday. 

 

 

Please take a look at the useful links below. 

Useful links

Hungry Little Minds

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Talk, Listen and Cuddle

TLC is an Essex campaign helping parents, carers and families give their young children the best start to life, developing their communication skills through playful learning at home.

Please see the links below:

https://www.tlc-essex.info/ 

https://en-gb.facebook.com/talklistencuddle/

What to expect, when?

Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage. Please see the link below:

https://schools.essex.gov.uk/pupils/Essex_Virtual_School/Documents/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf#search=what%20to%20expect%20when

ACL

Please see the document in the homework folder that includes handouts from ACL Family Learning Centre.

50 Things to do before you're 5! (Document attached below)

Reading

http://www.bookstart.org.uk/books/sharing-books/ - Tips for reading stories with your child.

Writing

Help your child to improve their fine motor skills - Fun, practical activities to help your child build their finger muscles and improve their fine motor skills, ready for writing.

http://www.theschoolrun.com/video-pencil-grasp-development - Information about how your child should be holding their pencil to write.

http://www.theschoolrun.com/helping-your-child-learn-write - How you can encourage your child to be confident with using a pencil, beginning with drawing

Maths

http://www.homeschoolconnect.co.uk/teach-your-child-at-home/maths/eyfs-maths-videos/ - Videos with ideas for home Maths activities.

http://www.early-years.org/parents/docs/maths-through-play.pdf - how you can encourage Maths through play at home.

Super Movers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612496

Phonics

How to pronounce sounds correctly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

Phonics games/apps

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pirate-phonics-2-kids-learn-to-read/id655522402?mt=8

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/twinkl-phonics-app-for-ipad


Our Routines

 

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday

Friday

Mrs Carroll-Lane Mrs Carroll-Lane Mrs Higgs  Mrs Higgs  Mrs Carroll-Lane
    Family Phonics morning (until 9am)   Family reading morning (until 9am)

 

 

Singing assembly 

 

 

 

Celebration assembly