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15.07.2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you have all picked up your last pack for this term.

Here are today’s activities:

 

Have a good day and don’t forget to do a bit of reading.

14.07.2020

Hi everyone,

Message for Ella: it looks as if you had great fun at your ‘hoop’ lesson! Also, I can see that you did a fantastic job helping in the garden, I’m very impressed :)

 

Today’s activities:

Have a great day everyone. Don’t forget to pick up your last pack, which has your school report and other information in there.

Monday 13.07.2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a great weekend. 

It’s almost the last week of term. Well done in continuing to try your very best whilst you’re at home. You should fell very proud!

This week’s book is called: How Many Legs? Here is the story for you to listen to:

 

How Many Legs | Books for Kids Read Aloud

How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and more animals join in ...

Today’s activities:

 

Have a good day!

10.07.2020

Hi Everyone,

It’s Friday again :) I hope you have enjoyed the book this week. Here are today’s activities:

09.07.2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the story this week.

Today’s activities:

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/depth-of-numbers-within-20-part-two/activities/1

Remember to practice you’re key words and do a bit of reading.

Have a good day!

08.07.2020

Hi Everyone,

Keep going, we are almost at the end of the term and you have been doing so well.

Here are today’s activities:

 

Perhaps you could make a dinosaur today with any empty containers you might have.

07.07.2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed listening to the story from yesterday.

Today’s activities:

 

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:
Have a good day.

06.07.2020

Message:

Well done Ella for learning all your ‘key’ words! :)

Monday 06.07.2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a good weekend! This week we are going to being reading two of my favourite books: The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet and The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past.

Here is the story:

 

 

The Dinosaur that Pooped A Planet children's story read aloud by Books Read Aloud for Kids

Here is today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/addition-and-subtraction-within-20-part-one/activities/1

Don’t forget to practice your key words and sentence writing.

Have a good day.

03.07.2020

Hi everyone,

It’s Friday again, the week has gone so quickly. Here is the last set of activities for Oliver’s Vegetables.

I hope you are still practicing your sentence writing and key words, as this will really help you for year 1.

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measure-objects/activities/1

Have a good weekend.

02.07.2020

Hi everyone,

Ella, I have never seen so many snails! Mia, it was great to see you doing an experiment. 

I hope you have all listened to this week’s story.

Here are today’s activities:

 

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-weights-of-objects/activities/

 

Remember to practice your key words and sentence writing. Have a good day.

01.06.2020

Hi Everyone.

Today’s activities for the story, Oliver’s Vegetables:

Literacy and Phonics:

Here are some other keywords you could practice if you have learnt all the ones from your pack.

30.06.2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you listened to our new story, Ella I know you did :)

Here are today’s activities:

Remember to do a bit of reading and practice reading your key words.

Have a good day.

Monday 29.6.2020

Morning everyone,

Hope you all had a good weekend. The story we are reading this week is: Oliver’s Vegetables. Here is the link to the story:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2yvllKqyVUc

Remember to email me with any work you have done: Italy@westcourt.kent.sch.uk or Norway@westcourt.kent.sch.uk

Today’s activities:

Phonics

Sentences to dictate:

The man stands on his ship.

 

Trish has fish and shrimps on a dish.

 

The van went crash as it hit the shed.

 

The fish went splash in the fish tank.

 

Josh has a bad rash on his leg.

 

Brad and Fran get shells from the sand.

 

I went to the shop to get a bag from the shelf.

 

Bob went to the shop for a stamp and a drink but the shop was shut.

 

The brush was on the shelf.

 

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describe-capacities-of-objects/activities/1

You could also practice your letter formation:

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26.06.2020

Hi everyone,

It’s Friday :)! Well done those of you who are still trying really hard with your learning! I know it’s been tough but you’re doing fabulously.

Today’s activity:

 

Phonics

Sentences to dictate:

The man stands on his ship.

 

Trish has fish and shrimps on a dish.

 

The van went crash as it hit the shed.

 

The fish went splash in the fish tank.

 

Josh has a bad rash on his leg.

 

Brad and Fran get shells from the sand.

 

I went to the shop to get a bag from the shelf.

 

Bob went to the shop for a stamp and a drink but the shop was shut.

 

The brush was on the shelf.

 

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/estimating-and-counting/activities/1

Have a good weekend.

25.06.2020

Messages,

I am really pleased to read in your emails that lots of you have been practicing your keywords.

Ella, I thought your video was great! I’ve just seen your dragon dance- it was fantastic! It made me smile :) Well done!

25.06.2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you’ve all been enjoying the sunshine. Don’t forget to send me any work you have done:

Italy@westcourt.kent.sch.uk. You have all been doing so well with your learning. I know it’s been difficult not being at school but keep going :)

Today’s activity:

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-half-of-numbers-to-20/activities/1

 

Phonics:

In yesterday’s learning there are some sentences for you to practice writing. There is also a phonics lesson for you to join in with.

Also, in your packs there are ‘key words’ for you to practice reading. Don’t forget to do them everyday as they will help you with your reading in year 1.

 

Have a good day.

24.06.2020

Hi everyone,

hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather.

Today’s learning:

 

Art activities you could try this week:

  • Make a model of Zog (or another dragon) using craft materials.
  • Can you build a castle to protect a princess from the dragons?
  • Princess Pearl doesn't like silly frilly dresses. Can you design some new clothes that she might like?

 

Phonics:

The link below will help your child with reading and writing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nZI5AxLHY0

 

Dictated sentences:

Remember, just say the sentence to your child and then they write it. The children only need to do 1 or 2 a day.

Jack bent down to put the frog in the pond and then fell in with a splash.

Jill went on the swing with Kim and she fell off and cut her chin.

 

When I went to the dump I saw a van that had crashed.

 

I put my rings in a chest and hid it in the shed.

 

The truck went down the hill and then crashed in the pond.

 

I wish I had a long pink dress with red spots on it.

 

I put the chick and the duck in a big black sack.

 

Frank was swimming in the pond when a frog jumped on him.

 

It was a shock when I got stung on my hand.

 

They went to the flat to get the thick blanket off the bed.

23.06.2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine. This week’s story is Zog, so remember to click on yesterday’s link to listen to the story.

Today:

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-the-concept-of-doubles/activities/1

 

Art activities you could try this week:

  • Make a model of Zog (or another dragon) using craft materials.
  • Can you build a castle to protect a princess from the dragons?
  • Princess Pearl doesn't like silly frilly dresses. Can you design some new clothes that she might like?

 

Have a good day and remember to do a bit of reading.

Monday 22.06.2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you’ve had a good weekend. This week’s story is Zog. 

Here is the link to story:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qZqFqI0MAfU

There is also a short film that you could watch:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

Today’s activity:

 

You could also continue to practice your letter formation and sentence writing:

 

Sentences to dictate:

The man stands on his ship.

 

Trish has fish and shrimps on a dish.

 

The van went crash as it hit the shed.

 

The fish went splash in the fish tank.

 

Josh has a bad rash on his leg.

 

Brad and Fran get shells from the sand.

 

I went to the shop to get a bag from the shelf.

 

Bob went to the shop for a stamp and a drink but the shop was shut.

 

Parents, remember, the children are not allowed to copy. You say- they write.

 

 

19.06.2020

Hi everyone,

It’s great to see the work you are doing at home, Tessa the cake looked yummy! Well done if you had a go at writing the dictated sentences from yesterday. Today you could continue to practice your letter formation as well as the sentences from yesterday.

Today’s learning linked to the book: The Princess and the Wizard.

Remember to do a bit of reading. Have a good weekend.

18.06.2020

Hi everyone

I’ve had a couple of emails about learning how to write, so today I thought I’d add a couple of things to help you. Firstly, I have put up a video to help with letter formation. My letters are not perfect as it's tricky writing them on an iPad, you should do much better. Watch the video and copy.

Secondly, I have written out some sentences. Parents, all you need to do is say the sentence and ask your child to write it. In school we call this ‘sentence dictation’. The children normally do it daily and it helps with: capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and ‘sounding out’ words. So remind them about this when they come to write them. The children are not allowed to copy- you say and they write.

Letter formation

Watch the video and then practice writing your letters.

Sentences to dictate:

The man stands on his ship.

 

Trish has fish and shrimps on a dish.

 

The van went crash as it hit the shed.

 

The fish went splash in the fish tank.

 

Josh has a bad rash on his leg.

 

Brad and Fran get shells from the sand.

 

I went to the shop to get a bag from the shelf.

 

Bob went to the shop for a stamp and a drink but the shop was shut.

 

The brush was on the shelf.

The Princess and the Wizard,

 

17.06.2020

Hi everyone,

Here are today’s activities linked to our story this week: 

  • Create some invitations for Princess Eliza's birthday party.
  • Make a shopping list for a birthday party (draw and label) How much would each item cost? How many of each will you need if there are 10 guests.

 

Have a good day and don't forget to do a bit of reading.

Hi everyone,

I hope you have all read the book from yesterday, if you haven’t click on yesterday’s link.

 

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-half/activities/1

 

Have a good day and don’t forget to do a bit of reading.

Monday 15.06.2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you’ve had a good weekend. The book we are going to be reading this week is: The Princess and the Wizard. Here is the link to the story:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XyMw-j5Fmnc

 

Today’s activities:

Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-the-concept-of-double/activities/1

 

Have a good day and don't forget to do a bit of reading.

12.06.2020

Hi everyone,

Well done for completing your work and sending me pictures and photos of what you have done.

Here is today’s activity:

 

Art

As we have been reading the book The Snail and the Whale, I thought you might like to have a go at making your own sea creature. Here is a lesson from the Oak Academy to help you.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/junk-modelling-sea-creatures/activities/1

11.06.2020

Hi everyone,

The sun seems to have disappeared, so I hope you are all finding lots to do indoors.

I hope you’ve had a chance to read The Snail and the Whale. If you haven’t please look at the link from yesterday. There is also a short film you could watch.

Today’s activities:

 

 

Art:

Can you draw your own seaside picture? Can you draw a picture of what lives under the sea?

10.06.2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you managed to read and write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Today I’m going to change the story to: 

The Snail and the Whale.

Here is the story to listen to:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G_8QS_nyzM8

There is also a short film if you would like to watch that as well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cslw

Today’s activities:

 

9.06.2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you managed to complete your story map yesterday. Today I would like you to have a go at writing a sentence to each of the pictures, for example:

Jack took the cow to market. On the way to market he bumped into a man. The man gave him some beans for the cow.

Remember to use:

  • full stops.
  • capital letters.
  • finger spaces.

 

Today’s linked activity:

Can you spot the difference.

08.06.2020
Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a great weekend. Today I would like you to listen again to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/jack-and-the-beanstalk
Now can you draw your own story map. Here is an example:

Today’s maths lesson from the Oak Academy:
https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/sorting-2d-shapes-reception-wk6-1#slide-2

05.06.2020
Hi everyone,
Hope you’ve all read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and had a go at describing the Giant.
Today I would like you to have a go at making a wanted poster for Jack. Remember Jack stole the hen and the harp. Try to describe what he looks like and what he has done. Perhaps you could offer a reward for his capture.

Today’s maths lesson from the Oak Academy:
https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/patterns-and-ordinal-numbers-reception-wk5-5#slide-2

Linked activities:
If you have got some beans perhaps you could try to make a ‘bean’ collage. If you don’t have any perhaps you could use something else.

04.06.2020
Hi everyone,
Well done for sending your pictures and photos. Ella I loved the video :) Here are your activities for today. 
Today
Have a look at the picture of the Giant, can you describe him?

Remember to use capital letters and full stops.
For example: The giant is very tall.

 

Today’s maths lesson from the Oak Academy:
https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/review-lesson-a-maths-meeting-reception-wk5-4#slide-2

Linked activities:
1.    Imagine a giant beanstalk grew in your garden! Draw a picture and write about what you would like to find at the top of your beanstalk.

03.06.2020
Hi everyone,
Don’t forget to pick up your new home learning packs. In the packs are phonics and maths sheets to help with your leaning. Also there are links in the ‘home learning star’ for more phonics, maths and reading activities.
Today
Remember to read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and then draw and write about your magic item.

Today’s maths lesson from the Oak Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/investigating-number-combinations-within-20-reception-wk5-3#slide-2

Linked activities:
1.    Bean Quiz
Can you match the description to the bean?
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/do%20youknow_beans.pdf
1.    Activity: Do you know your beans?
How many different kinds of beans can your child find and collect? Can they identify them all? To make the beans more memorable, your child could associate actions with the names of the beans. For example, can they run like a runner bean? Be as broad as a broad bean?! Look as hot as a baked bean? Curve their bodies like the shape of a kidney bean?

 

02.06.2020

messages

Ella, thank you for the email :)

02.06.2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you have read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Here is what I’d like you to do today: if you remember the harp in the story was magical. If you had something magical what would it be? What would it do? Can you draw and label your magical ‘thing’ and then write a sentence about it, here are some ideas:

My magic shoes would make me disappear. My magic bike would fly.
New home learning packs will be ready to pick up from Wednesday.

1.06.2020

Messages

If you are unable to download the Sounds Write app then please use the other suggestions in the ‘home learning’ star or take a look at this website which will help you.

https://www.sounds-write.co.uk/sites/soundswrite/uploads/files/70-soundswriteresourcescovid19.pdf

 

1.06.2020

Welcome back!

I hope you’ve had a great half term. 

You will see there is a learning overview, at the top of the page, for this term. So today I would like you to start by reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rKB1_wBueFM

 

If you have beans perhaps you might like to have a go at growing them:

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/grow_beans.pdf

Remember to send me your pictures and photos. 

Italy@westcourt.kent.sch.uk

Norway@westcourt.kent.sch.uk

 

Italy Class - click here.

Norway Class - click here.

The Big Westcourt Quiz - Answers!

Quiz answers!

Well done, great answers to our quiz!

Messages

Thank you so much for your video Dottie, I miss you too. Hopefully, I will see some of you next term. 

Thank you Amelia for your lovely message, I’m glad your favourite subject is maths!

22.05.2020

Hi everyone,

It’s the last day of term! I am very proud of you all for doing so well with your home learning- good job everyone!

I want to tell you all to have fun in the sun today, but just in case some of you want to do a bit more learning, here are some activities for you to do. Remember to send me pictures and photos of any work you do. Lastly, have a fab half term and hopefully I’ll see some of you back to school after the break. 

Maths activities:

 

Literacy activities:

  • Write your daily diary
  • 1 or 2 sheets from your packs.

 

Have a great holiday!

Hi everyone,

What beautiful weather we are having. Great to see some photos of you yesterday having fun in the sun!

Today’s activities:

 

Maths activities

  • Here is the link for today’s lesson with the Oak Academy.

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/exploring-place-value-reception-wk4-4#slide-2

  • Complete 1 or 2 sheets from your packs
  • if you have got dice you could roll them and add the dots together. Then perhaps you could write a number sentence: for example 2+3=5

Literacy activities

  • Watch or play one of the phonics games in the link at the top of this page
  • write your daily diary
  • Complete 1 or 2 sheets from your packs.

Remember to do a little bit of reading.

19.05.202 Updates

Well done on completing today’s challenges!

Challenges.

Great Job!

Challenges

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Hi everyone,

So pleased the weather has been beautiful. Hopefully you’ve been able to get outside lots.

Thank you again for your emails, its nice to hear from you.

Today’s activities:

 

Maths activities:

Literacy activities:

  • 1 or 2 sheets from your packs
  • Write your daily diary
  • Online phonics (check the links above)
  • Design and label a costume for Superworm.

Hi everyone,

The weather was beautiful yesterday, I hope you had some time outside!

Did you listen to the story of Superworm yesterday? If you didn’t, then click on the link from yesterday to listen today.

Today’s activities

Maths activities:

  • 1 or 2 sheets from your home learning packs
  • Today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

Literacy activities:

  • Online phonics (click star at top of the page)
  • 1 or 2 sheets from your packs
  • Draw a superhero costume for Superworm and label it.
  • Write your daily diary.

18.05.2020

Updates

Amelia, I loved your video of the quiz answers!

Thank you for the wonderful picture Tessa, please let mummy know that the next packs will be after half term. I have put some links at the top of the page to help you in the mean time.

Dottie, well done on the quiz answers!

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend. 

This week’s activities are going to be based around the book:

Superworm.

Here is the link to the story:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg

Today’s activities:

 

Click ‘play’ to see what you have to do to make your pattern. When you have done your pattern, have a go at saying what comes next in the pattern on the end slide.
Today’s maths activities
•    Here is today’s link to the maths lesson with the Oak Academy:
•    https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/counting-objects-up-to-20-reception-wk4-1#slide-2
•    Complete 1 or 2 activities from your home learning pack. 

Literacy activities
•    Complete 1 or 2 sheets in your pack.
•    Write your daily diary
•    Can you make your own worm and write instructions about how you made it.

 

Have a good day and don’t forget to do a bit of reading.

15.05.2020

Messages

Dottie, thank you for your message. I hope it’s not too long until we are all back together. Well done, on doing your home learning everyday, you have done fantastically.

 

Yay Ella, I hear the Tooth Fairy is coming, your tooth fell out! Thank you for sending me your message.

14.05.2020 Messages.

Ella, I loved your video it made my day, thank you! Let me know when your tooth comes out.

Ava, I hear you’ve read your book all by yourself, well done!

15.05.2020

Morning everyone,

Hope you are all well. Thank you for your emails, pictures and videos. It’s great to see you are all doing well.

Today’s activites.

Complete any activities that you haven’t done this week. If you have completed all of them perhaps you could join in with an art lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/this-is-me-reception-wk1-3#slide-2

 

Today’s maths activities

Literacy activities

  • Complete 1 or 2 sheets in your pack.
  • Write your daily diary
  • Draw and label what you would like to catch in your spiders web.

 

Don’t forget to do a little bit of reading.

14.05.2020

Morning everyone,

Hope you are all well. Thank you for your emails, its lovely seeing your work and reading your messages. Someone has asked if its ok if their child doesn’t do all the work everyday, of course it’s ok :) The ideas I put on the website are just to help you, you don’t have to do it all.

Right, on to today’s fun.

I hope you have all read the story of “The Very Busy Spider”.

Here are some links to other spider stories:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjgp3YiaKJw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5df388jmToo

 

Today’s activites.

We’re going to make a handprint spider. Here is an image of what I mean:

Today’s maths activities

  • Here is today’s link to the maths lesson with the Oak Academy
  • https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/measuring-short-periods-of-time-in-simple-ways-reception-wk3-4#slide-2
  • Complete 1 or 2 activities from your home learning pack. 

 

Literacy activities

  • Complete 1 or 2 sheets in your pack.
  • Write your daily diary
  • Draw and label what you would like to catch in your spiders web.

 

Don’t forget to do a little bit of reading.

13.05.2020

Morning everyone,

Today’s activites.

Today we are going to play a game with dice. If you haven’t got a dice, here is how to make one.

This is the game:

Roll the dice, look at which part of a spider you can draw. The winner is the first to draw a complete spider.

If it lands on:

  • 1 spot you can draw the body 
  • 2 spots the legs
  • 3 spots the head
  • 4 spots the eye
  • 5 spots the spinneret 
  • 6 spots the feelers

Eventually you should have a whole spider.

Today’s maths activities

 

Literacy activities

  • Complete 1 or 2 sheets in your pack.
  • Write your daily diary
  • Draw and label what you would like to catch in your spiders web.

 

Don’t forget to do a little bit of reading.

12.05.2020

UPDATES

Great spider making today!

12.05.2020

Morning everyone,

Did you all manage to make your own spiders web?

If you haven’t listened to this weeks story then here is the link:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA

Today’s activites.

Can you make or draw your own spider?

Today’s maths activities

  • Here is today’s link to the maths lesson with the Oak Academy.

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/exploring-and-discussing-the-days-of-the-week-reception-wk3-2#slide-2

 

  • Complete 1 or 2 activities from your home learning pack. 

 

Literacy activities

  • Complete 1 or 2 sheets in your pack.
  • Write your daily diary
  • Draw and label what you would like to catch in your spiders web.

Have a good day and don’t forget to do a little bit of reading.

Fabulous! Miss Hart will be very jealous ๐Ÿ˜Š

12.05.2020

Morning everyone,

Hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend. Did any of you join in with the VE Day celebrations?

Hopefully you have got your new home learning pack as this will keep you busy.

This weeks activities and ideas are based around the book “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle.

Here is the link to the story:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA

 

Today’s activites.

Have a go at being a very busy spider! How will you make your web? Look closely at how the spider does it. Can you draw your own web?

 

Can you make your own web?

 

Today’s maths activities

  • Here is today’s link to the maths lesson with the Oak Academy.

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/talking-about-your-daily-routine-reception-wk3-1#slide-2

 

  • Complete 1 or 2 activities from your home learning pack. 

 

Literacy activities

  • Complete 1 or 2 sheets in your pack.
  • Write your daily diary
  • Draw and label what you would like to catch in your spiders web.
Happy birthday! I can see you’re having great fun with your new make up. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thursday 07.05.2020

Remember to pick up your new home learning pack.

07.05.2020

Hi everyone, 

Here are today’s challenges.

Supertato Activites:

Potato Pattern Prints,

Create superhero-like art by printing with your potatoes! Use different colours to make patterns. You might want to assemble other veggies and use them to print with.

Can you make a repeating pattern. Such as by colour, for example: yellow green, yellow green ,yellow green. Or by size: big little, big little, big little.

Today’s Maths

Here’s today’s lesson from the Oak Academy. 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/counting-in-equal-groups-reception-wk2-4#slide-2

 

Other activities:

  • Watch the link below about ‘sharing’ and complete the activity

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/

  • Hopefully you have picked up your new packs. There are plenty of tasks to complete in your these packs.

 

Literacy

This week in phonics we are going to practice the ‘th’ and ‘wh’ sounds.

 

 

 

 

  • Make a wanted poster for the Evil pea in the story ‘Supertato’.

        

  • Write your daily diary.

 

 

 

 

 

06.05.2020

Todays updates.

Well done on completing today’s challenges! :)

Running on the spot

Supertato challenges.

How many jumps.

06.05.2020

Hi everyone, 

We have had lovely sunny weather again, so today I thought we might do something outside.

Supertato Activites:

Why not use your time outside to set your own challenges just like the veggies.

Their sports were Running, jumping and spinning!

Challenges you could set:

How many jumps on 2 feet can you do in a minute? Maybe you could get a grown up to set their phone timer. How many on 1 foot? How many spins can you do? Don’t get dizzy! Can you run on the spot for one minute.

 

Today’s Maths

Click on the link below for today’s lesson from the Oak Academy:

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/pairs-of-legs-exploring-counting-in-pairs-reception-wk2-3#slide-2

Other activities:

  • Watch the link below about ‘sharing’ and complete the activity

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/

  • Hopefully you will have some sheets left in your packs.

 

Literacy

The literacy activities will stay the same all week so you only need to do one or two a day (if you want to).

This week in phonics we are going to practice the ‘th’ and ‘wh’ sounds.

 

 

 

 

  • Make a wanted poster for the Evil pea in the story ‘Supertato’.

       

  • Write your daily diary.

 

 

 

05.05.2020

Update.

The Evil Pea is trapped!

This is "The Evil Pea is trapped!" by Westcourt School on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

05.05.2020

Hi everyone, hope you enjoyed listening to the book yesterday. Incase you didn’t read it, here is the link again.

Link to the story:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c

 Activites for today

The Evil Pea says he is the best teacher! He has spread lots of maths facts around the supermarket but they are not all correct.

Can you be like Supertato and find the right ones to teach the veggies the correct maths?

Here are some correct and incorrect pea maths for you to help Supertato teach the veggies! Can you tell your grown up why they are wrong or why they are right?

  1. A triangle has 2 sides
  2. 6 is bigger than 8
  3. 2 peas and 4 peas is 6 peas altogether
  4. The number 2 is before the number 5
  5. 2 is the smallest number

 

Today’s Maths

Well done those of you who joined in with the Oak Academy maths lesson yesterday! Here is the link for today’s lesson: 

https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/sharing-objects-into-equal-groups-reception-wk2-2#slide-2

Other activities:

  • Watch the link below about ‘sharing’ and complete the activity

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/

  • Hopefully you will have some sheets left in your packs.

Literacy

The literacy activities will stay the same all week so you only need to do one or two a day (if you want to.

This week in phonics we are going to practice the ‘th’ and ‘wh’ sounds.

 

 

 

 

  • Make a wanted poster for the Evil pea in the story ‘Supertato’.

      

  • Write your daily diary.

 

04.05.2020

Updates

Number recognition

Brilliant maths today with the Oak Academy. Well done!

Evil Pea is trapped!

The Evil Pea has been trapped- hooray!

04.05.2020

Morning everyone,

Hope you’ve had a good weekend. This week our activities are going to be around a book that some of you know well:

Supertato

If you don’t know the story I have put the link below for you to listen to it.

Link to the story:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c

Today’s activities:

Make a trap 

In “Supertato” the Evil Pea is up to no good. We must keep him frozen! See if you can make your own trap for him! Have a look around the house for something you could make a trap for him with.

Also in the story the pea gets trapped in jelly! What other veggies or characters could you trap in jelly? If you have got jelly and your adults say it’s ok, perhaps you could make a jelly trap.

Perhaps you could draw and label the trap first or write a sentence about how it would work.

 

Today’s Maths

Some of you may have seen the Oak Academy advertised. They are doing daily lessons to help you with your learning. This week in maths they are doing: Grouping and sharing. Click on the link below to join in with the first lesson. If you complete the activity please send your work and photos to me. I’d love to see your work. https://www.thenational.academy/reception/maths/understanding-the-concept-of-equal-groups-reception-wk2-1

Other activities:

  • Watch the link below about ‘sharing’ and complete the activity

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/

  • Hopefully you will have some sheets left in your packs.

 

Literacy

The literacy activities will stay the same all week so you only need to do one or two a day (if you want to.)

This week, in phonics, we are going to practice the ‘th’ and ‘wh’ sounds.

 

 

 

  • Make a wanted poster for the Evil pea in the story ‘Supertato’.

       

 

 

  • Write your daily diary.

01.05.2020

Happy 1st May! You have all been doing really well at home learning. Keep going, hopefully it wont be too long until we are all back in school.

Here is a reminder of the activities you could have done this week:

  • Make a pirate treasure map.
  • Make a pirate ship out of junk modelling.
  • Make a telescope.
  • Make a pirate hat and beard.
  • Make a symmetrical flag.
  • Make a parrot.

Literacy

Ideas for this week:

  • In you packs you have got ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sheets you could complete.
  • Follow the link below to a phonics game you could play (it has pirates!) At the beginning click on the ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sound, then have a go at reading the words. If the word is an ‘alien’ (made up) word then click the ‘cross’, if it is a real word click the ‘tick’.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/poopDeck/

  • Practice writing some of these words or put them into a sentence. Here is my sentence:

The pirate is standing on the ship.

  • Remember to write a daily diary.

Maths

  • Remember to look in your packs.
  • Watch numberblocks on Cbeebies (the link is at the bottom of this page).

Games

 

Have a good weekend!

30.04.2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well. I have really enjoyed seeing all your work and the things you have been making this week!

Have you made a pirate ship yet? If you haven’t perhaps you could do that today. If you have then today perhaps you could make a pirate flag. Your challenge is to make your flag the same on both sides (Symmetrical). Fold your paper /card / fabric down the middle – draw a faint pencil line to help you. If you put a square on one side you have to do it on the other!

Have fun and let’s see who rises to the super maths pirate challenge!

Literacy

  • In you packs you have got ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sheets you could complete.
  • Follow the link below to a phonics game you could play (it has pirates!) At the beginning click on the ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sound, then have a go at reading the words. If the word is an ‘alien’ (made up) word then click the ‘cross’, if it is a real word click the ‘tick’.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/poopDeck/

  • Practice writing some of these words or put them into a sentence. Here is my sentence:

The pirate is standing on the ship.

  • Remember to write a daily diary.

Maths

Messages:

A great video of the float or sink experiment, it’s brilliant! Well done.

Fantastic pirate items made this week!

29.04.2020

Hi everyone,

This is what we are going to do as pirates today.

Remember you don’t need to do everything in one day, these ideas are to help you throughout the week.

Treasure Hunt

A pirate loves treasure! Set up your own treasure hunt. Of course every hunt will need some clues.

First of all bury or hide something for your ‘grown ups’, brother or sister to find. Then draw a map for them to follow. Remember to use pictorial clues and arrows to help with directions.

If you want to, stain the paper with used tea bags to make it look like old pirate map! Remember to scrunch the paper up first and rip the corners a bit so it looks really old.

Shhhhh... X marks the spot. Here is a link to show you how to make one:

https://childrens-binary.files.bbci.co.uk/childrens-binarystore/cbeebies/cbeebies-pdf-swashbuckle_treasure_map.pdf

 

Literacy

Here are some ideas of what you could do this week:

  • In you packs you have got ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sheets you could complete.
  • Follow the link below to a phonics game you could play (it has pirates!) At the beginning click on the ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sound, then have a go at reading the words. If the word is an ‘alien’ (made up) word then click the ‘cross’, if it is a real word click the ‘tick’.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/poopDeck/

  • Practice writing some of these words or put them into a sentence. Here is my sentence:

The pirate is standing on the ship.

  • Remember to write a daily diary.

Maths

28.04.2020

Ahoy, Me Hearties,

Have you learnt any pirate phrases yet? Today we are going to make ‘objects’ walk the plank to see if they will sink or swim. This is where you will need your predicting skills :).

What to do:

Collect a set of objects from around your house to experiment with. Pick a number to aim for, let’s say 10. Make these into a numbered list to tick off if you wish. Find something to use as the sea (paddling pool, kitchen sink, a bowl)

Make the objects walk the plank. Which ones floated? Make these into one group. Which ones sank? Make these into another group. How many in each group? Did any of the objects surprise you?

You might want to pretend to walk the plank yourself by balancing along a straight line like a bit of sticky tape or string. Even a plank in your garden if you have one!

Literacy

Here are some ideas of what you could do this week:

  • In you packs you have got ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sheets you could complete.
  • Follow the link below to a phonics game you could play (it has pirates!) At the beginning click on the ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sound, then have a go at reading the words. If the word is an ‘alien’ (made up) word then click the ‘cross’, if it is a real word click the ‘tick’.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/poopDeck/

  • Practice writing some of these words or put them into a sentence. Here is my sentence:

The pirate is standing on the ship.

  • Remember to write a daily diary.

Maths

  • Remember to look in your packs.
  • Watch numberblocks on Cbeebies (the link is at the bottom of this page).
  • Art

    Can you draw, make or paint a pirate ship this week.

Games

Follow the link below for pirate games you can play.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/cbeebies-ivor-swashbuckle-minigames?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fswashbuckle-the-great-pirate-games

Remember you don’t need to do everything in one day, these ideas are to help you throughout the week.

 

Message:

Amelia, I will put another book in your learning pack next week :)

27.04.2020

Hi everyone.

Hope you have had a great weekend in the beautiful sunshine.

We are going to stick with the sea theme this week. However, we are going to look at things floating on top of the sea- PIRATES!

The activities and ideas are going to be based around the books “The Night Pirates” by Peter Harris & Deborah Allwright and“Troll” by Julia Donaldson & David Roberts. 

 

Here is the link to listen to The Night Pirates:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

 

To start with:

Telescopes

An essential piece of kit for a pirate is a telescope! Think about how you are going to design yours so we can go on lots of pirate adventures. The link below will help you to make your telescope: 

https://childrens-binary.files.bbci.co.uk/childrens-binarystore/cbeebies/cbeebies-pdf-swashbuckle_telescope.pdf

Perhaps you could decorate yours using a pattern.

Then there’s the pirate hat:

Perhaps if you have time you could make one of those too.

 

Pirate Phrases for you to learn:

Aye! Aye! (Yes captain)

Shiver me timbers! (Shocked)

Yo ho ho. (Pirate laugh)

Matey or Me hearty (shipmate our friend)

 

Maths

  • Remember to look in your packs.
  • As we are being pirates this week perhaps you could double some pirate coins: 

Remember to read a little, write in you daily diary and get some exercise!

24.04.2020 update and messages.

Amelia, I hear you are going to start practicing your number formation. This is great, I will make sure I put a number formation sheet in your next pack.

24.04.20

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a great day yesterday in the beautiful sunshine. Amelia, I loved the whale you drew in your garden!

Billy’s Bucket

Today, perhaps you could watch the first part of the video in the link below about fish. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWvzOiHE9ko

You could then:

  • Write a few facts about fish.
  • Look outside at what animals you can see and write a sentence about it.
  • Make a sea creature picture, like the ones below.

Phonics

You could watch the Alphablocks and continue writing words with the ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ sound or write a short sentence with those sounds.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2ncQwQZJ47E

 

Maths

  • Remember to look in your packs
  • Play hopscotch outside and add the numbers you land on.
  • Play skittles and add up how many you knock down.

 

Have a great day and remember to read a little and have fun!

23.04.2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine this week.

Billy’s Bucket

In the story dad releases the whale from the bucket and it took: six hours, three fire engines, four cranes and a shoe horn to get the whale back into the bucket. How big do you think the whale is?

Here is a chart to help you imagine.

If you have the space outside and it’s ok with your adults, perhaps you could draw a whale in your garden using chalks. Remember to send pictures.

Then in your books you could draw and label other things that might be smaller than a whale.

Maths:

You don’t need to do all of these, they are just suggestions.

  • Look in your packs.
  • Watch Numberblocks.
  • Or practice your adding.

Phonics

Watch the video below about the ‘ch’ sound, then see if you can write a sentence like the one in the video.

 

 

 

Have a good day and remember to do a little bit of reading and get some fresh air and exercise.

22.04.20

Hi everyone,

It’s been great talking to some of you over the past couple of days. Very pleased to hear that you are doing well and behaving ๐Ÿ˜Š. I hope you collected your home learning packs yesterday. 

Literacy:

Can you remember what Billy saw in the bucket? Can you draw or paint some of the sea creatures Billy saw? 

Here is a video about sea creatures to help you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kj_vwleR6Q

 

Perhaps you could also write a sentence about what you can see in the bucket:

  • I can see a shark.
  • I can see a fish with spots.

Phonics:

Watch the video below about the ‘sh’ sound, then see if you can write a sentence like the one in the video.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zhg8gwx

 

Maths ideas for today (you don’t have to do all of them):

You can use your learning journeys to record any answers.

 

As always have fun, remember to do a little reading and get some exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

21.04.20

Hi everyone,

Remember to collect your home learning pack from the Foxes Den today.

Literacy

  Have you all read the story of Billy’s Bucket from the link yesterday? Would you like a bucket for your birthday? What did Billy’s bucket look like? Can you describe it: what could it be used for, as well as the appearance, e.g. it’s hard, it’s plastic, it’s yellow, it has a handle, you can put water in it, you can make sandcastles with it. 

You could write these sentences in your home learning journey.

In phonics we are continuing to practice the sh and ch sound. Remember to look in your packs for sheets to help you and the links from yesterday.

 

Maths

In your packs you will find various sheets and activities to keep you busy. Remember you only need to complete one or two each day. The link below will help you with learning about ‘more’.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-who-has-more-song

 

Creative ideas

  • Make a present out of playdough, plasticine or boxes. I have put a link below on how to make playdough.

Remember to read a little and get some fresh air and exercise.

 

Welcome back!!

Hope you had a good Easter and didn’t eat too many eggs ๐Ÿ˜Š

For the next couple of weeks we are going to be reading the story of Billy’s Bucket. Here is the link for you to read the story:

What would you like for your birthday? Can you draw and label what you’d like.

Here is what I would like.

IMG_0150

In phonics we are going to look at: sh and ch. Here are a couple of links to help you:

How many words can you think of with that sound, for example:

Ship           Chip

Shop          Pinch

Brush        Chin

Can you write them in your books?

In maths we are going to learn about more and less. However, to start with I would like you to do an adding and subtracting quiz on CBeebies:

Remember to use your learning journey to record your work.

Reading: look at the links at the bottom of this page for links to books.

Remember to email your pictures and work to:

Italy@westcourt.kent.sch.uk or Norway@westcourt.kent.sch.uk

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