Welcome to Reception

“Hello! My name is Mrs Osborne and I am new to the St Francis family. I have recently relocated to Leeds from Edinburgh and I am looking forward to teaching my new Reception class in a new setting.

I love all aspects of teaching. I used to be a clarinet tutor before becoming a primary school teacher, so music will be an important part of our week. My classroom is a nurturing environment where pupils can explore and understand our world. I am passionate about encouraging children to be the best version of themselves through creative approaches and a range of learning experiences. In my free time I enjoy painting and learning new craft skills – clay modelling is my new favourite. I also enjoy playing my musical instruments and creating my own music.”

Oak Nation Academy has today (20.04.2020) launched an online classroom. There are videos and resources, over 180 each week, something for all learners. https://www.thenational.academy/

BBC bitesize today has (20.04.2020) launched a comprehensive online learning section with videos and resources.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Dear Parents, due to the school closure I wanted to let you know I was thinking about you all and keeping you in my prayers at this challenging time for us all. Keep safe and healthy in your homes and with your loved ones.

I have provided links to help you through Home Learning with your child. These will be updated every week and will include daily learning challenges in Phonics, Maths, the Creative curriculum and story tasks. (these can be found in the Online Learning tab above)

Please also ensure you are reading daily with your child, this will greatly help their development and is a special time to share together.

I have also attached the same documents to Tapestry and would really love to see the work and learning you are doing. Please upload photos or videos to your child’s profile for me to comment and give direct encouragement to your child. I can also answer here any questions you may have about your child’s learning and development. For any parent that has not activated their Tapestry account yet, please use the email I have recently sent you to activate it and to get online.

I really will miss you all and look forward to seeing lots of photos and videos on Tapestry of your continued learning at home.

Warmest blessings

Mrs Shaw

 Welcome to  Wonderful Reception Class

Your Class Teacher is Mrs Shaw

Supporting Mrs Shaw in class are ; Mrs Ingham, Mrs Smith and Mrs Phillips

 

Come and look at our amazing adventures in Reception Class

 Our Wonderful Reception Children learning at home 

Our Wonderful Home Learning

   

Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Reception. These books are a range of bestselling picture books to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/g/great-books-guide-for-children-4-5-year-olds/

Come and join us for our reading mornings. Please see the newsletter for further timings and details.

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

 

Please click on the links below for lots of weekly learning challenges and tasks for you to complete at home. Please post your work on Tapestry so that I can comment and encourage your child’s learning. Have lots of fun learning at home. God Bless your family.

Mrs Shaw

WEEK 17- HOME LEARNING – 13th July 2020

PLEASE REMEMBER  to log on to Bug club every day and read with your child.  Reading for just a few minutes everyday is so important to ensure your child stays on track with their progress.

Phonics, Reading & Writing

Over the summer holidays have a go at keeping a simple diary with your child with pictures/photos and writing things they get up to and places they might go.  They could then bring that back to school and share it with me and the rest of the class in September.  Your child could write/draw it in a book or just on paper.  There are some resources below – you don’t have to use them but they might help as a guide.

5-Day-Diary-Writing-Frame

My-Holiday-Diary

My-Holiday-7-Week-Diary-Writing-Frame

Also here a some ideas for things you might like to do with your child in the holidays.  You won’t manage them all but they might help you to think of what you could get up to.

Holiday Hitlist

Religious Education & Worship

Wednesday Word

Service 2

Creative Learning

This week here are some creative ideas around summer.

Ice-Cream-Cone-Craft-Instructions

Cardboard-Tube-Rocket-Craft-Instructions

Handprint-Mermaid-Craft-Instructions

Paper-Plate-Crab-Craft-Instructions

WEEK 16- HOME LEARNING – 6th July 2020

Phonics, Reading & Writing

Please practise oa sound (as in boat) this week.

Watch this video to recap the sound – scroll down and click on Polly’s Phonics. Listen to the /oa/ video. Join in with the sounds. Afterwards click on the activity button at the side and play the game – find the /igh/ words. Click here Polly’s Phonics

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zh4j47h  and listen to the video clip about /oa/. Click on the arrow to complete the /oa/ activities. 

Play tricky word buried treasure. Write out the following tricky words –he/she/me/be/we/you/are /her/was/all/they/my. Bury the words in sand, flour, pasta, rice or cereal and allow your child to find the word and read it. Collect all of them to become a pirate!

Write out all the letters in your child’s name as large as you can. Go over all the letters in your name using things from around your home or things from nature such as stones, leaves or petals. Or have a go at fingerprinting your name. Can you identify all the letters in your name? Can you do the same for your last name also? Do you have a middle name?

ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER  to log on to Bug club every day and read with your child.  Reading for just a few minutes everyday is so important to ensure your child stays on track with their progress.

Watch any Reception videos on here as revision and find the oa video to help at home Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths

Visit the White Rose Maths website below and click on the videos and activities for each day.  This week we are looking at the story Oliver’s Vegetables and another called Kitchen Disco.

Use this clips below to help.

Oliver’s Vegetables

Oliver’s Fruit Salad

Oliver’s Milkshake

Kitchen Disco

White Rose Maths

Music

NEW – Miss Lee (our school music teacher) has sent some new music videos – she is not in them this time.  Just click on below.

Mrs Shakespeare’s Music Lesson

Religious Education & Worship

Wednesday Word

Service 1

Creative Learning

This week practise some nursery rhymes together.  Sing Incy Wincy Spider and make your own with instructions below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMfPKUz3hvE

Incy Wincy Spider Prop Craft Instructions

WEEK 15- HOME LEARNING – 29th June 2020

Phonics, Reading & Writing

Please practise igh sound (as in high) this week.

Watch this video to recap the sound – scroll down and click on Polly’s Phonics. Listen to the /igh/ video. Join in with the sounds. Afterwards click on the activity button at the side and play the game – find the /igh/ words. Click here Polly’s Phonics

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zkhvhbk and listen to the video clip about /igh/. Click on the arrow to complete the /igh/ activities. Now look at the game at the top of this post. Roll a dice (If you do not have a dice at home, write the numbers 1-6 and cut them out and a make a pile of numbers to turn over instead to play the game). Say the word that you land on and then write it down . How many words can you say?

Go to https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/free-resources  scroll down and click on Polly’s phonics. Watch the tricky words video. Play the tricky word game- (reading tricky high frequency words) under the activity button. These can be found right at the bottom of the screen.

Please practise how to write letters at home.  Encourage your child to hold their pencil correctly and form the letters like they do in the video, click here Letter Formation

ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER  to log on to Bug club every day and read with your child.

Watch any Reception videos on here as revision and find the igh video to help at home Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths

Visit the White Rose Maths website below and click on the videos and activities for each day.  This week we are looking at the story Oliver’s Vegetables.

White Rose Maths

Music

NEW – Miss Lee (our school music teacher) has sent some new music videos – she is not in them this time.  Just click on below.

Mrs Heap’s Music Lesson

Religious Education & Worship

This week CAFOD have a special assembly about the Summer of Hope and how we can help others around the world this summer, especially through prayer.  You can access it here –

CAFOD Summer of Hope

Wednesday Word

Honesty 3

Physical Learning

Don’t forget to keep our bodeis active too. Check out the children’s yoga below.

Cosmic Yoga

Creative Learning

This week let’s practise drawing skills with your child – learn how to draw animals, click below  –

How-to-Draw-a-Butterfly-Activity-Sheet

How-to-Draw-a-Cat-Worksheet

How-to-Draw-a-Dog-Worksheet

How-to-Draw-a-Face-Worksheet

How-to-Draw-an-Elephant-Activity-Sheet

How-to-draw-a-penguin-activity-sheet-

WEEK 14- HOME LEARNING – 22nd June 2020

Phonics, Reading & Writing

Please practise long oo (as in moon) and short oo (as in book) sounds this week.

Watch this video to recap the sound – scroll down and click on Polly’s Phonics. Listen to both the short /oo/ and the long /oo/ video. Join in with the sounds. Afterwards play the sorting game in the activities – sorting sounds, short and long /oo/.  Click here Polly’s Phonics

Watch this video to recap the short oo sound Mr Mac

Watch this video to recap the long oo sound Mr Mc

Please practise how to write letters at home.  Encourage your child to hold their pencil correctly and form the letters like they do in the video, click here Letter Formation

ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER  to log on to Bug club every day and read with your child.

Watch any Reception videos on here as revision and find the long and short oo videos to help at home Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths

Visit the White Rose Maths website below and click on the videos and activities for each day.  This week we are looking at the story Zog.

White Rose Maths Hub

Music

NEW – Miss Lee (our school music teacher) has sent some new music videos – she is not in them this time.  Just click on below.

Music Lesson

Religious Education & Worship

This week the Duchess of Cambridge has led a special assembly on mental wellbeing and  ‘spread a little kindness’.  You can access it here –

The Duchess of Cambridge Special Assembly

Wednesday Word

Honesty 2

Physical Learning

Don’t forget to keep our bodeis active too. Check out the children’s yoga below.

Cosmic Yoga

Creative Learning

Sunday 21st June is the official start to the summer season.  Enjoy making with your child their own handprint sunflower. Click here for instructions –Hand-Print-Sunflowers-Craft-Instructions

WEEK 13- HOME LEARNING – 15th June 2020

Phonics

Please practise sounds ai and ee this week.

Watch this video to recap the ai sound Mr Mac

Watch this video to recap the ee sound Geraldine Giraffe

Watch any Reception videos on here as revision and find the ai and ee videos to help at home Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths

Visit the White Rose Maths website below and click on the videos and activities for each day.  This week we are looking at Princess Mirror Belle.

White Rose Maths Hub

Music

Music Lessons with Miss Lee – Fun singing and Music Lessons

Religious Education & Worship

Honesty 1  – An act of worship to do together as a family

Wednesday Word

Creative Learning

Discuss how we are all different.  Ask you child to look in a mirror and create their own self portrait We are all different

WEEK 12- HOME LEARNING – 8th June 2020

Phonics

Please practise ow sound this week

Watch Mr Mac

Watch  Geraldine Giraffe

Watch any Reception videos on here as revision Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths

Visit the White Rose Maths website below and click on the videos and activities for each day.

White Rose Maths Hub

Music

Music Lessons with Miss Lee – Fun singing and Music Lessons

Religious Education & Worship

Kindness – Acts of worship to do together as a family

Wednesday Word

Creative Learning

Talk about summer and make a spinning wheel Summer Pinwheel

WEEK 10 – HALF TERM – 25th May 2020

Bug Club – Bug Club – Please read this memo I have also placed it on Tapestry for your information

Jar of Happiness

The Wednesday Word – Wed 27th May

WEEK 9- HOME LEARNING – 18th May 2020

Home Learning – Phonics Wk 18th May

Home Learning – Maths – Wk 18th May

Music Lessons with Miss Lee – Fun singing and Music Lessons

HONESTY ACTS OF WORSHIP – Acts of worship to do together as a family

The Wednesday Word – Wed 20th May

WEEK 8 – HOME LEARNING – 11th May 2020

Home Learning – Phonics Wk 11th May

Home Learning – Maths – Wk 11th May

Music Lessons with Miss Lee – Fun singing and Music Lessons

HONESTY ACTS OF WORSHIP – Acts of worship to do together as a family

The Wednesday Word – Wed 13th May

 

WEEK 7 – HOME LEARNING4th May 2020

Home Learning – Phonics Wk 4th May

Home Learning – Maths – Wk 4th May

Home Learning – Creative Curriculum – Wk 4th May

Music Lessons with Miss Lee- Fun singing and music lessons

KINDNESS+ACTS+OF+WORSHIP –  RE – Acts of worship to do together as a family

The Wednesday Word – Wed 6th May – Sharing the Gospel with parents and families

 

WEEK 6 – HOME LEARNING – 27th April 2020

Home Learning – Phonics Wk 27th April

Home Learning – Literacy – Wk 27th April

Home Learning – Maths – Wk 27th April

Music Lessons with Miss Lee – fun singing and music lessons

PERSEVERANCE & RESILIENCE ACTS OF WORSHIP – RE – Acts of worship to do together as a family

The Wednesday Word  – Wed 29th April –  RE _ – Sharing Sundays Gospel with parents and families

WEEK 5 – HOME LEARNING – 20th April 2020

Home Learning – Phonics Wk 20th April

Home Learning – Literacy Wk 20th April

Home Learning – Maths Wk 20th April

Letter to parents and carers about online phonics lessons (1) – Super resource for Phonics Learning at home

WEEK 4 – HOME LEARNING13th April 2020

Home Learning – Phonics Wk – 13th April

Home Learning – Maths – Wk 13th April

Home Learning – Creative Curriculum – Wk 13th April

Active at home resource signposting – Lots of ideas about how to keep active at home

Government List of Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Websites

 

WEEK 3 – HOME LEARNING6th March 2020 – EASTER WEEK

Home Learning – Holy Week Wk 6th April

Ideas For Easter Fun!

Let’s Get Talking Games

A lovely Easter competition for all from Mrs Broughton – Easter Competition

 

WEEK 2 – HOME LEARNING – 30th March 2020

Home Learning – Phonics Wk 30th March

Home Learning – Maths Wk 30th March 2020 (3)

Home Learning – Creative Curriculum – Wk 30th March 2020

Home Learning – Story Tasks Wk 30th March

 

WEEK 1 – HOME LEARNING – 23rd March 2020

Welcome to Home Learning

Home Learning – Phonics Wk 23rd March (1)

Home Learning – Maths Wk 23rd March 2020 (1)

kitchen-science-1

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Physical activities

Joe Wicks: NEW Every morning at 9am the body coach will be hosting a live workout session for children on his YouTube Channel here 

LEARNING PROJECTS 

Week-1-Learning-Project-EYFS

Week-2-Learning-Project-EYFS

Week-3-Learning-Project-EYFS

Week-4-Learning-Project-EYFS

Week-5-Learning-Project-EYFS

Week-6-Learning-Project-EYFS

Week-7-Learning-Project-EYFS

Home Learning

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas

Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures

Website Age Range Content
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum
www.purplemash.co.uk Yr1 – Yr6 Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb

Spelling Shed & Maths Shed

Yr1-Yr6

Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.

 

Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY