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.”
Please click on the video below to see where to bring your child to school and take a look inside our classroom.
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Come and look at our amazing adventures in Reception Class
Our Wonderful Reception Children learning at home
Numberblocks – Maths https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Alphablocks – Phonics https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
Geraldine the Giraffe – Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMEvxTGvi4c&list=PLqh11DN6jmbCsIPschffPaxvCdS9d6qPN
Go Jetters – Understanding of the World https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/go-jetters
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.
Online Learning for those affected by Covid-19
Week beginning 28/09/2020
- Practise writing your name making sure each letter is formed correctly.
- This week we are continuing our work on “Peace at Last”. Rewatch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_pA7tK90_U
- Activity: Draw a picture of what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story. Can you tell someone the whole story by looking at your pictures?
- Choose a book to read at home. Talk to an adult about who is in the story; what might happen in the story by looking at the front cover; what happens at the beginning/middle/end of the story; where the story takes place.
- We are working on i n p g o. Watch this video for help with pronunciation: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book/read-write-inc-phonics–1/phonics-pure-sounds-video
- Work on the formation of i n p g o. Can you think of words beginning with these letters?
- Try forming the letters in a try of glitter – what a fun way to practise!
- Parents, sound out these words: p-i-n, s-i-n, s-i-t, m-o-p. Can your child blend them to read the word?
This week we are working on matching and sorting. Key vocabulary for this week includes: pairs, match, same, different
- Discuss what the above vocabulary means to you.
- Can you think of objects which come in pairs? Make a mind-map.
Access doorway online via this link: https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/memoryandmatching/findthepairs/
- Can you remember where they pairs are? Discuss why they are pairs.
- We are using Noah’s Ark to help us with our learning. Watch the story here if you do not have access to the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vjjhMWJ2wE
- Can you draw pairs of animals to go on the ark?
- Watch this video about pairs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zw6n34j.
- Can you design a pair of matching socks?
- Can you sort your toys in to groups? (colour, size, texture)
- Access this website: https://www.education.com/game/which-one-doesnt-belong/
- Can you find the object which does not belong?
- Continue to practise counting and recognising numbers up to 10.
- Practise writing numbers up to 10 (20 if you dare!)
We are continuing our work on a sequence of lessons around “Here We Are” by Oliver Jeffers. Read the book via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPPQdDwTUvE
- Re-read the book so far, and on to There is also the sky. Though that can get pretty complicated. Come back to reflect on these pages with the children. What have they learnt about our planet from reading these pages? What is special about its environment? Come back to look slowly and closely at each of the illustrations in turn, looking at key geographical and environmental features, first on the land – such as mountains, volcanoes, hills, fields, grasslands, forests, deserts, palm trees and ponds, then to the water – cliffs, sea, icebergs and the wildlife that live above and below the water and then the sky – weather conditions like snow, wind, clouds, rain, rainbows, storm clouds and lightning, and up into outer space – the sun, moon, stars and other planets.
- Now watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WHKRzkCOY Encourage the children to watch the images and listen to the words. What do they recognise from the book? What does the video make them think or feel about our world? Why is our world so wonderful?
- Listen to, look at and learn the lyrics to the song ‘What a Wonderful World’, first recorded by Louis Armstrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWzrABouyeE
- As you learn the words of the song, encourage the children to think about their meaning. What does the song tell us about our world? What are the wonderful things about it? What images of the world does it capture? Why are these important?
- Encourage the children to consider the all the things they have seen in the book, in the video and in their own lives, and to decide what they think is wonderful in the world. Through talk, support the children to be descriptive about their choices; for example, if they pick an animal, encourage them to think about why they chose it; is it a distinctive colour, pattern or characteristic that you can use in the song, as the original lyrics do? Draw the children back to the original lyrics if they need further inspiration. Take a note of each of the children’s suggestions and mould these into your own class version of What a Wonderful World.
- You could compose this as a spoken word free verse, where you don’t have to worry about the rhyme scheme, or, you could work with the children as a practising writer to share with them making their words fit the syllabic beat and rhyme pattern of the original song, talking through your choices as you work, choosing, using and adapting ideas to fit the rhyme scheme
This week’s collective worship is all about God’s creations. Can you think of all the wonderful things God has created? Why are they so wonderful? Create a picture showing two of God’s most wonderful creations and what they mean to you.
Below are some websites to browse at your leisure.
|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|
|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|
|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
|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|
Spelling Shed & Maths Shed
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