Reception Noticeboard

Week beginning 15.11.21

Hello everyone,

In the last few weeks since the beginning of our new term, the children have been very busy, they have learnt a dance for Diwali, a poem for Black History Month and  you have already seen their fantastic fireworks song on the dojo. If you haven’t seen it yet, please have a look on the dojo. you are in for a treat!

In maths this week the children will be using red and white beans to make 5. They will be using the mathematical language: “I have 3 white beans and 2 red beans, I have 5 beans altogether”,  and the various combinations,  also looking at what is the same and what is different too.

Also, the children will be learning about 2D shapes and their properties, making shape pizzas.

In language and literacy, the children will be writing their own Autumn poem linked to the book ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’.  The children will then record their poems.

This week is also ‘Anti Bullying week’ and we are asking the children to wear odd socks, to promote individuality and self expression.

On Saturday 13th November, it was ‘World Kindness Day’ and we will be celebrating this this week by listening to a story called ‘The Kindness Quilt’ by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and using a patchwork template recording what kindness means to the children and making our own quilt.

This week, we will be starting our handwriting and our first letter will be ‘c’.

Outdoors this week there will be some very exciting building going on. We have been collecting lots of large cardboard boxes and together with the large building blocks, the children will be constructing their own castle fit for a King and Queen. We are really looking forward to seeing what the children build.

Our PE days will be announced on class dojo. So don’t panic!

Children in Need day is on Friday this week and it is a non uniform day and we are asking for a donation to this charity.

Don’t forget to bring your Christmas cards in on Monday!

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

The Reception Team

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 18.10.21

Hello everyone,

We have seen some fantastic bridges this week for our Billy Goats to cross and the children have enjoyed learning about habitats and playing the special maths game.

This week, the children will be using an obstacle course outside, teaching them all about balance, movement and different ways of travelling.  The children will be using different types of construction to make a carriage for Prince charming and Cinderella. We are looking forward to see what they create. We will be continuing to learn and perform our Martin Luther King poem for Black History month also and we hope to share this with you very soon.

Each day, the children participate in daily RWI sessions,  finger gym activities and counting songs.

The children will be continuing their various activities through Active Learn where they learn through play.  The activities will be indoor and outdoor,  which will include writing – mark making, maths activities – practical as well as through ICT, reading in our reading corner, listening to stories, communication through role play and the creative area. In the creative area last week, the children painted Gingerbread Men, Wolves and Baby Bears!  (from Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood and Th Gingerbread Man) This week we will be adding to them, using a range of materials including wool, buttons and pipe cleaners.

Please remember PE is  on Thursday and Friday now. The children will need to come to school dressed in PE clothes, dark coloured joggers or leggings, a white t-shirt and trainers.

Please remember to label your children’s clothes, snack pots or fruit, lunchboxes and water bottles. It really does help us in the classroom.

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

The Reception Team

 

Week beginning 11.10.21

Hello everyone,

A big thank you to all the children who wore yellow on Thursday for Mental Health Awareness day. You all looked fabulous.

This week , we will be continuing to learn our poem, ‘I have a dream’ about Martin Luther King for Black History Month. We will also be learning about habitats. The children have a special maths game to play so that they can sort a variety of animals into their correct environments and count how many there are.

The children will be continuing their various activities through Active Learn where they learn through play. They will be practising their scissor skills and using the duplo to make a bridge for the Three Billy Goats Gruff to cross.  As well as various other activities, both indoor and outdoor,  which will include writing – mark making, maths activities – practical as well as through ICT, reading in our reading corner, listening to stories, communication through role play and the creative area.

Please remember PE is  on Thursday. The children will need to come to school dressed in PE clothes, dark coloured joggers or leggings, a white t-shirt and trainers.

Please remember to label your children’s clothes, snack pots or fruit, lunchboxes and water bottles. It really does help us in the classroom.

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

The Reception Team

 

 

Week beginning 4.10.21

Hello everyone,

We have had another busy week in Reception.  This week it was International languages week and we have been learning to say ‘Hello’ in Russian, French and Spanish.  We have been learning about internet safety. We all learnt a special song from Buddy, our internet safety dog.

Here is the song.  It is to the tune of Frere Jacques. We hope the children remember it!

Ask your grown up, ask your grown up,

Ask for help, ask for help. 

Use your tablet safely, use your tablet safely. 

Woof, woof, woof. 

Woof, woof, woof. 

This month is ‘ Black History Month’ and the children will be learning a poem about Martin Luther King.

We have been continuing with our  various activities through Active Learn.  Activities, both indoor and outdoor, will include writing, mark making,  and maths activities – practical as well as through ICT, reading in our reading corner, listening to stories, communication through role play and many more activities.

The children have been creating self portraits for our class expectations board. Our expectations board includes rules for our classroom, such as ‘washing our hands regularly’ and ‘being kind to others’.

Please remember PE is every Thursday. The children will need to come to school dressed in PE clothes, dark coloured joggers or leggings, a white t-shirt and trainers.

Please remember to label your children’s clothes, snack pots and fruit, lunchboxes and water bottles. It really does help us in the classroom.

If you haven’t returned your photo consent form, could you please do so as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continuing support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

The Reception Team.

 

 

 

Week beginning 20.9.2021

Hello everyone,

The children have completed their first full week in Reception! Well done everyone. They coped really well, albeit a few yawns at the end of each day!

On Friday (17.9.21), the children were very excited to meet their Year 6 buddies for the first time.  It was amazing to see both Reception and Year 6 enjoying their time together. This was something that we were unable to do last year and we are so pleased that it has been able to return. The buddy scheme has been running in Sketty for a long time. We hope the children will be able to spend time with their buddies on a regular basis from now on.

This week is ‘Global Goals’ week. We are aiming to produce a piece of art linked to the environment using natural materials. Some of these materials will be collected by the children from our woodland, helped by their buddies. Hopefully some of you were able to get out and about this weekend and collect some natural materials too and we will also use these in our artwork. Don’t forget the wellies!

All week the children will undertake various activities through Active Learn where they learn through play. Activities, both indoor and outdoor, will include writing – mark making, maths activities – practical as well as through ICT, reading in our reading corner, listening to stories, communication through role play and many more activities.

Please remember PE is every Thursday. The children will need to come to school dressed in PE clothes, dark coloured joggers or leggings, a white t-shirt and trainers.

Please remember to label your children’s clothes, snack pots, lunchboxes and water bottles. It really does help us in the classroom.

Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

The Reception Team

 

Week beginning 13.9.2021

Welcome all to the Reception Noticeboard.

Last week was a very busy week and the children seem to be settling in well. We are looking forward to welcoming the children to their  first full week in school and we begin with something very special:

Monday  is Roald Dahl Day! We will read some of his stories and we will view the clip from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where Charlie finds his Golden Ticket to allow him to visit the Chocolate Factory. At the end of the day we will give each child an envelope to take home, some of which will contain a golden ticket. If your child is lucky enough to receive a golden ticket, they must bring it to school on Tuesday to receive a prize!

All week the children will undertake various activities through Active Learn where they learn through play. Activities, both indoor and outdoor, will include writing – mark making, maths activities – practical as well as through ICT, reading in our reading corner, listening to stories, communication through role play and many more activities. They will be busy!

As a Rights Respecting School we will, during this week, talk about Rights of the Child and create our very own Class Charter/Expectations.

PE will be on Thursday  and the children should come to school dressed in PE clothes please.

We would really appreciate it if you could label your children’s clothes, snack, lunchboxes and water bottles please.

We thank you for your support and we are looking forward to the week ahead. We hope the children are too!

Any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

The Reception Team

 

WK/B 14.6.21

Our fun and fitness week was a great success despite the weather. We hope your child enjoyed and told you some of the things we did.

This week sees the start of our parent/teacher consultations. Please let us know if you have not received a Teams invitation or been allocated a time for a phone call.

The children will be reflecting on their time in Reception this week. They will be thinking about what they have enjoyed, how well they have learned and setting themselves targets for the year ahead.

We will be completing our jelly fish art and beginning the first stage of our light houses.

Reading is back on this week so please remember to send the books in on your child’s day.

We will be doing lots of mental maths activities to reinforce counting forwards and backwards, number bonds, time, months of the year and 3D shape.

Please encourage the children to practice ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’ for our end of year performance.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us.

The Reception Team

 

 

WK/B 8.6.21

We hope you have all had a great half term, for once the weather was kind to us. Just a little reminder about the week ahead. Inset day tomorrow-so we will see the children back in school on Tuesday.

It is our ‘Fun and Fitness’ week so can the children wear their sports kit and suitable  footwear all week please. Our sports day will be on Friday so they will need to wear their team colours on that day. Everyone should have been informed  before half term what team your child was in and what colour t-shirt they would need.

No need to send in reading books this week.

The children will be involved in lots of sport and fitness fun this week. We will also be talking about what happens to our bodies during and after exercise and the importance of a healthy lifestyle including fitness, diet and well being. At the end of the week we will have our sports day with the races and activities the children voted for. It is a shame that we are unable to have parents for this event but we will take plenty of photographs over the week so you can get a flavour of it, if nothing else.

It may be a good idea to send the children in with sun hats too this week and sun cream

already applied as I think it is going to be warm and they will be outside for much of it.
Thank you to those of you who have sent in sand castle/sculpture photos, keep them coming.

Please return parent meeting forms if you have not yet done so and remember to state whether you would prefer a Teams meeting or phone call.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about the week ahead.

The Reception Team

 

Week beginning 24th May 2021

Article 24 – The right to the best possible health, clean water and nutritious food.

Last week, the children enjoyed playing some new pirate games in the hall,  dodging the crocodiles by moving around the hall in different ways and collecting the treasure  from the  sea in teams.

The children are fabulous at using Seesaw now  to record their work. The amount of work the children have done is amazing!

This week in Maths we are continuing to focus on ‘directions’, ready to complete our work on algorithms after half term. The children will also be using 2D shapes, money, 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p, and creating repeating patterns using a variety of resources.

Our  literary focus will continue on developing the children’s observational skills in order to encourage detailed descriptions.

In Welsh, this week, the children are learning how to ask ‘Beth wyt ti’n hoffi bywta?’  ( What do you like to eat?) They will conduct a survey and make a tally, and represent the results using a pictogram.

Handwriting this week will be the letter ‘z’.

After half term, the first week back will be fun and fitness week in school. There will be more information about this later, so keep an eye on this space and the Class dojo!

Don’t forget that Monday 7th June is an inset day.

Please contact us if you have any queries or concerns about the week ahead.

The Reception Team.

 

Week Beginning 17.5.21

Article 29: Your education should help you  learn to protect the environment 

 

Over the past week, the children have enjoyed getting to grips with uploading their work onto Seesaw. They have also been working hard on developing their keyboard skills by writing out sentences and drawing pictures.

The children have also enjoyed playing the maths games during maths sessions, which will continue in the coming weeks and this week we will be focusing on direction and creating algorithms.

In our literacy sessions, our focus will be on developing the children’s observational skills in order to encourage detailed descriptions. In groups, we will venture outside in search of various items, bring them back into class and examine each one in detail. We do have a plan B if the weather is against us!

Handwriting this week focuses on the letter ‘w’

The theme for our Wednesday Assembly is on plastic waste and its effects on the environment. We would appreciate if the children could bring to school an empty plastic bottle on or before Wednesday please.

Do not forget Thursday is PE day!

Please contact us if you have any queries or concerns about the week ahead.

The Reception Team.

 

Week beginning 10th May 2021

Article 20 – Children unable to live with their family.

The children have finished making their portholes this week and we hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as we enjoyed creating them. We had lots of new challenges in the classrooms last week, the children have started to use ‘seesaw’ to record their work and we will continue to practise doing so this week. The children are learning new ICT skills all the time and we hope to expand on these skills as the weeks progress.

This week during our maths sessions we will be using games that have a mathematical theme to enhance the children’s understanding of number, addition, ordinal numbers and counting reliably to 20. We are also using money in Maths, using a variety of 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins to buy items from a pop up shop.

The children will be using their language skills by choosing a variety of writing materials. This week, we are asking them to write  a message in a bottle and a postcard.

In Welsh, the children will be asking ‘Beth wyt ti’n hoffi bwyta? and using a menu to take orders from their friends. Also they will be continuing to learn various parts of the body in Welsh, using the song, ‘Heads, Arms, Legs and Feet’ , ‘Pen, Breichiau, Coesau, Traed.

Handwriting this week will be ‘v’.

Reading will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday- please send your child’s folder in on the correct day. Please try and listen to your child read on a daily basis.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be continue working on our phonics through Read, Write Inc.

Please contact us if you have any queries or concerns about the week ahead.

The Reception Team.

 

 

 

Week beginning 26th April 2021

 

Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health.

We have had another busy week in Reception last week.  Thankfully, the weather was really kind to us! The children enjoyed Outdoor Learning week, starting with some team building games in the playground.  The children did so well to work as a team to find all the clues hidden in the playground. We also had a fantastic start to our PE sessions with some great pirate games that the children really enjoyed.

This week, in language, the children will continue  to work on their digital fact files using Pic Collage. Hopefully these will be finished this week and we will be able to share their work with you through dojo.

Handwriting this week will focus on the letter ‘f’.

We also plan to continue our work on addition in Maths, focusing on teen numbers and numicon recognition. The children will also be using their ‘tallies’ from their scavenger hunt to  work as a team to make a large bar graph.

For our Welsh activity this week, the children will be focusing on learning :

Beth sy’ yn y fasged siopa?

Dw i’n hoffi bwyta…

Dw i ddim yn hoffi bwyta…

Reading will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday- please send your child’s folder in on the correct day. Please try and listen to your child read on a daily basis.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be continue working on our phonics through Read, Write Inc.

Please contact us if you have any queries or concerns about the week ahead.

The Reception Team.

 

WK/B 19th April 2021  Article 29: Education must encourage a child’s respect for the environment.

It was lovely to see all the children back in last week after the Easter holidays. They settled back in really well and we have made a great start to our new topic ‘Sun, Sea and Sandy Toes.’

They all looked super cute on Wednesday when we marked National Autism Day by wearing our pjs and onesies. We discussed what is the same and different about each of us and also how some people having differences that need our help and understanding. As usual the children were very thoughtful and understanding in their discussion- you would have been proud.

Reading will continue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday- please send your child’s folder in on the correct day. On Tuesday and Thursday we will be continue working on our phonics through Read, Write Inc. Please support us by practising sounds at home and asking the children to spot the special friends they know in their books. By now the children should know all 26 initial sounds plus th, sh, ch, ng and nk. If they are not confident please work with them on these, as well as listening to them read- it really will help.

Handwriting this week is focusing on the letter e.

This week, in language, the children will continue  to work on their digital fact files using Pic Collage. We also plan to continue work on addition in Maths- allowing the children to work more independently on the sums using Numicon to support them.

This week we are also celebrating Outdoor Learning Wales Week. As well as our usual activities in the outdoor provision the children will be experiencing a nature scavenger hunt around the school grounds and a range of games activities in the yard.

Thursday sees the return of our hall slot for P.E. The children will be enjoying some ‘Pirate P.E’ which supports their learning of direction- as well as being lots of fun!

Please contact us if you have any queries or concerns about the week ahead.

The Reception Team.

 

 

 

 

WK/B 12th April 2021

Hi everybody, we hope you have all had a lovely Easter and managed to spend some time outside in the sunshine- avoiding wintery showers that is!

So we are entering our Summer Term and fingers crossed we will see it through to the end with us all in school. Our topic this term is Sun, Sea and Sandy Toes, which we are really looking forward to. Tomorrow we plan to talk to the children about what they want to learn about in the weeks ahead and take it from there.

If any of you managed to get to the beach over Easter and collected any bits for us then please bring them in this week.  Also if you managed to complete the homework- fact file of sea creature- please send it in tomorrow- much appreciated.

Please remember to send your child’s reading book and folder in on the appropriate day- either Monday, Wednesday or Friday- let us know if you are unsure of your child’s day.

We are focusing on addition sums in Maths this week and revising methods and concrete apparatus we can use to help us. The children will also be using ICT in Maths to produce block graphs and in Language to create fact files on the Ipads.

Wednesday is ‘Onesie Wednesday’ when we are marking National Autism Day- the children can wear pjs or a onesie on that day.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries about the week ahead. We are looking forward to getting back to some form of normality with the children now. See you in the morning.

The Reception Staff

 

 

 

 

 

See important documents from School Nursing Service

SN Letter to parent

Primary SN Leaflet English

Health information

Home Learning for Friday 12.2.21

Live check in sessions from 9-11.15

Let’s wear red to celebrate Chinese New Year and share what you’ve made!

Language:

Handwriting: Finger gym time- see previous video- remember children can do the exercises to any music, they know the moves by now. OR

Dough Disco as Monday.

Reading/Phonics: Revision of sounds taught so far, blending and spelling- see previous videos.

Writing: Complete any outstanding work- Instructions, Santa letter, World Religion Day, shopping list, verbs and connectives activities., love heart.

Maths:

Revision of names and introduce properties of 3D shapes See Video

Cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder, cone, pyramid

3D shape hunt- what can you find in your house? Are there any shapes that are more difficult to find? Send a photo of the 3D shapes you have found- maybe group them by type. Count the faces, corners and edges.

RSPB Birdwatch:

Please email completed bird watch record sheets back today if you haven’t already done so.

Weather Chart:

Please email completed weather chart today and any ‘quotes’ from your children- see Monday’s overview.

 

Welsh:

As Monday

 

Fitness/P.E:

Yoga session

 

Reminder about -The Great British Art Exhibition

The Great Big Art Exhibition was launched on last week by Gormley, who is the first artist to choose a theme for people at home to be inspired by as they create work to contribute to what organisers are calling the nation’s largest ever exhibition.

Gormley chose the theme of animals to start with. People are encouraged to make their artworks out of whatever they have to hand. The results – be they paintings, sculptures or something less traditional – are to be placed on a front porch, balcony or window.

Please visit this website to find out more:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jan/28/great-big-art-exhibition-invites-locked-down-brits-to-put-creativity-on-show

Let’s see if we can turn our windows into a gallery of colour and creativity!

 

Random Act of Kindness Day:

On the 17th February (during the half term holiday) is Random Act of kindness day.

See the table on class story- how many can you tick over the holidays?  Maybe you can tick some more than once. Bring your completed sheet into school when you come back on the 24th February.

 

Story- see Video

When I’m Feeling Kind by Trace Moroney

 

Home Learning for Thursday 11.2.21

Fitness:  YouTube: Popsugar Fitness: Familiy fun cardio workout.

Language:

Handwriting: Letter of the week n- see Tuesday’s video

Continue writing your name and key words with correct letter formation.

Reading/Phonics: More spelling with Fred Fingers! See Video

You will need the sounds m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o

Try making these words in, on, it, an, and, pin, got, dog, sit, tip, pan, gap, dig, top using your Fred Fingers to help you.

 

Maths:

Practise your ordinal numbers and get moving too. Youtube: Ordinal Numbers with Jack Hartman.

 

Welsh:

As Monday

 

Let’s Celebrate: Chinese New Year

Youtube: CBeebies Let’s Celebrate (there are a couple of episodes). Meet Abbie and her family to see how they celebrate Chinese New Year.

Story: Power Point of the Zodiac Story.

Creative Fun: Lots of fun Chinese New Year crafts for you to try. Dragons, Chinese lanterns, Chinese numbers, Chinese fans and many more!

Home Learning for Wednesday 10.2.21

Fitness: P.E with Joe 2021 Live session 9am- The Body Coach: YouTube.

Or catch up on some of his recorded sessions.

Language

Handwriting: Letter of the week n- see yesterday’s video.

Continue work on writing your name with the correct letter formation and a capital letter at the beginning. Please send us a photograph, if you haven’t yet done so, and let us know whether you did it independently or copied, we would love to see how you are getting on.

Practise writing the Reception key words, which came home with your reading book, by writing out a few each day. You could also have a go at writing the names of the characters in the stories. Remember to have a capital letter for the start of each name.

Reading/Phonics: Reading set 1 Green cards and more special friends ee. Video KP

Youtube:Alphablocks Vol 3, Episode 6: Beep!

 

Maths: Outdoor Fun- Shape

Use sticks, twigs, leaves, stones to create large 2D shapes.

Discuss with your child:

Can you make stick triangles? Squares? Rectangles?

How many sticks did you use for each? Is it possible to make a circle out of sticks? What could you use instead?

Send us some photos of your outdoor shape making.

 

Wellbeing:

Under the Love Umbrella by Davina Bell

Please listen to the story again.

This week I would like you to think about how love feels.  As very soon it is going to be St. Valentine’s Day, I would like you to draw a great big heart, or you can use the template on class story and write some words inside about how love feels.

Words you might like to use could be amazing, happy, wonderful, awesome.

Then all around the outside of the heart, I would like to write down some of the things people do and their actions to show love.

Some things you could write are, giving someone a hug, making someone a cup of tea or just being a good listener.

Please look at the example on the class story.

 

BIG WELSH RHYME TIME!

This week it is Big Welsh Rhyme Time.

Below we have selected some poems and songs for you to listen to, both in English and Welsh. Your children can follow and/or join in they so wish.

Mwynheuwch! Enjoy!

 

The Rock and Roll Rocket

English version

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/welsh-resources/bwrt/2021/3—roced-roc-a-rol-am-yn-ol-english.pdf

 

Welsh version

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/welsh-resources/bwrt/2021/5—antur-gofodwr-cymraeg.pdf

 

Song

Roced Roc a Rol Am yn Ol feat Siôn ap Siôfi

Welsh and English poems.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/poridrwystori/autumn-term-resources/the-rhyme-challenge/watch-or-listen-to-the-rhymes/week-5-fun-poems/

 

Welsh: Slot drilio

As Monday

 

 

 

 

Home Learning for Tuesday 9.2.21 

Fitness: YoutubeTarzan by the Learning Station– we love this one in school!!! 

Safer Internet Day. 

I wonder if you can remember the work we did about Buddy the Internet safety dog- sing the song to your grown up if you can remember it. 

Ask your grown up, ask your grown up, ask for help, ask for help. 

Use your tablet safely, use your tablet safely. 

Woof, woof, woof. 

Woof, woof, woof. 

Well today is Safer Internet day. Check out the website for more information. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2021  

There is an assembly to view, that some of the children from Sketty and our cluster schools have put together. The file is too big to put on class story as it’s about 13 minutes long. If you would like to watch it, and there is a lovely story in it, then please email your child’s teacher and they will send it to you. it. Enjoy and have a chat about any of the issues it brings up. 

I have posted, on class story, information about a competition you might like to enter too- Good Luck! 

 

Language: 

Handwriting: New letter of the week is n– see video 

Remember to have the correct pencil grip and work on this as well as the other letters previously taught. 

Reading/Phonics:As yesterday 

Maths: 

Complete your daily weather chart for Tuesday! (see yesterday’s overview) 

 

Taking away using apparatus- see Video. 

Writing number sentences using -and =   See Video 

You will need paper and pencil or whiteboard and pen, number cards, up to 20 objects and paper/post-it for – and = 

After watching the video have a go at writing at least 5 number sentences but you can do me as many as 10 if you like.  

Don’t go above 20 objects please and keep it where your child is comfortable. 

Make sure you are writing your numbers and symbols correctly. 

Please photograph work as normal and email it to us. 

 

Welsh:  

As yesterday 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning for Monday 8.2.21 

9-11.00 Live check in sessions. Compliments for ‘Pupil of the Week’. 

Fitness:  Youtube: Music for children on just dance kids! The Fox. 

Language: 

Handwriting: Finger gym- see previous video or make up some finger and hand exercises of your own.    

OR 

Have a go at a bit of ‘Dough Disco’. YouTube: Let’s Go to the New Dough Disco. 

Reading/Phonics: More blending with cards. Use the sound cards sent out last week or make some of your own on paper, card or post-it notes.  

You will need m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, c, o, k, u, b for today’s activity. (see video) 

Have a go at making these words- not necessarily all today, you can spread this activity out across the week and there is no need to send anything to us. 

bin, cat, cot, can, kit, mud, up, cup, bad 

Nonsense words- tog, bon, pimbup 

You can also continue practising to spell the words from last week’s blending activity. 

Language Focus: 

Instructional Writing : How to make toast with butter and jam. 

Pupils will watch a video which will consolidate their learning on instructional writing. They will be given photographsstep-by-step guide on how to make toast, and the children’s task is to write out the instructions. They will be reminded of ‘Bossy Verbs,’ ‘Time Connectives’ and to include What you will need’. To support them they will be given picture and word banks as well as a template to write out their instructions. 

Please allow the children to sound out words and/or initial sounds and please allow them to write these independently and only help them if they are struggling. 

As usual take a photo of their work and post them to us.  

 Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help. 

 

Maths:        

Time: 

I would like the children to complete a simple weather chart for the week. I have shared two templates and a word bank on class story for you to use or make one of your own. Ask the children to copy the days Monday-Friday (please remember capital letter at the beginning of each word) either along the top or side of the table. They can then draw a picture of the weather that day and/or write a word to accompany it. 

The focus for this activity is the discussion and language that goes with it. Here are some examples of the type of questions to discuss with your child during the week.  

Examples: 

What was the weather like on Tuesday? What day was it sunniest this week? 

What is the weather like today? What was it like yesterday? How many days this week has it rainedHow many sunny days have we had this week so far? Could we have rain for 8 days this week? 

Please send your completed chart in on Friday with any ‘quotes’ your children made when asking them questions.  

 

Welsh:  

We don’t want to confuse you or the children with introducing any more sentence patterns or vocabulary at this stage. 

Please revisit all or any of the videos we have posted since the start of term and practise together. 

 

Story – See Video 

Let’s Celebrate: 

I want two Birthdays! By Tony Ross   

 

Home Learning for Friday 5.2.21 

Live check in sessions from 9-11.15 

Children to share a piece of work/ photograph of something they have done this week that they are proud of and explain why they are happy with it. 

Introduce pupil of the week for Monday’s check in. Can you think of a compliment to give to… for Monday’s check in? 

 

Language: 

Handwriting: Finger gym time- see previous video- remember children can do the exercises to any music, they know the moves by now. OR 

Dough Disco as Monday. 

Reading/Phonics: Revision of sounds taught so far, blending and spelling- see previous videos. 

Writing: Complete any outstanding work- Instructions, Santa letter, World Religion Day, shopping list, verbs and connectives activities. 

Maths: 

Guess the 2D shape- what is in my bag? See Video. 

Listen to the description and guess the 2D shape. 

 

RSPB Birdwatch:  

If you haven’t done so already- 

Don’t forget to have a go at making some bird feeders and see what birds you can spot in your garden or local park. 

Please send us photographs of you making your feeders and then maybe hanging them in your garden. Some of you made them in school- we would love to see where you hung them. 

 

PowerPoint and recording sheet on class story from last Fri 29th January.     

The PowerPoint explains all about the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch. We get involved most years at Sketty, so brothers and sisters might also be doing similar activities. We collect everyone’s results and send them in to the RSPB as well as using them in school to see what are the most common birds in our gardens and parks 

We would like the completed sheets back (emailed or sent in if your child in childcare) by Friday February 12th please so we can input the data. 

 

Welsh Music Day 

Listen and sing along to the Welsh songs! 

Keep practising our sentence pattern and vocabulary of the week. Beth wyt ti’n hoffi bywta? 

 

Fitness/P.E: 

Yoga session 

 

Peace out, relaxation to help let go of our worries. Visit 

Guided Relaxation for Kids: to help us let go of our worries | Cosmic Kids 

The Great British Art Exhibition 

Yesterday some of British art’s biggest names, including Antony Gormley, Sonia Boyce and Anish Kapoor, encouraged the UK to turn their front windows into a gallery as part of a nationwide initiative to create a “magical patchwork of creativity”. 

The Great Big Art Exhibition was launched on Thursday by Gormley, who is the first artist to choose a theme for people at home to be inspired by as they create work to contribute to what organisers are calling the nation’s largest ever exhibition. 

Gormley chose the theme of animals to start with. People are encouraged to make their artworks out of whatever they have to hand. The results – be they paintings, sculptures or something less traditional – are to be placed on a front porch, balcony or window. 

Please visit this website to find out more: 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jan/28/great-big-art-exhibition-invites-locked-down-brits-to-put-creativity-on-show 

Let’s see if we can turn our windows into a gallery of colour and creativity! 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning for Wednesday 3.2.21 

Fitness: P.E with Joe 2021 Live session 9am- The Bo

Home Learning for Friday 5.2.21 

Live check in sessions from 9-11.15 

Children to share a piece of work/ photograph of something they have done this week that they are proud of and explain why they are happy with it. 

Introduce pupil of the week for Monday’s check in. Can you think of a compliment to give to… for Monday’s check in? 

 

Language: 

Handwriting: Finger gym time- see previous video- remember children can do the exercises to any music, they know the moves by now. OR 

Dough Disco as Monday. 

Reading/Phonics: Revision of sounds taught so far, blending and spelling- see previous videos. 

Writing: Complete any outstanding work- Instructions, Santa letter, World Religion Day, shopping list, verbs and connectives activities. 

Maths: 

Guess the 2D shape- what is in my bag? See Video. 

Listen to the description and guess the 2D shape. 

 

RSPB Birdwatch:  

If you haven’t done so already- 

Don’t forget to have a go at making some bird feeders and see what birds you can spot in your garden or local park. 

Please send us photographs of you making your feeders and then maybe hanging them in your garden. Some of you made them in school- we would love to see where you hung them. 

 

PowerPoint and recording sheet on class story from last Fri 29th January.     

The PowerPoint explains all about the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch. We get involved most years at Sketty, so brothers and sisters might also be doing similar activities. We collect everyone’s results and send them in to the RSPB as well as using them in school to see what are the most common birds in our gardens and parks 

We would like the completed sheets back (emailed or sent in if your child in childcare) by Friday February 12th please so we can input the data. 

 

Welsh Music Day 

Listen and sing along to the Welsh songs! 

Keep practising our sentence pattern and vocabulary of the week. Beth wyt ti’n hoffi bywta? 

 

Fitness/P.E: 

Yoga session 

 

Peace out, relaxation to help let go of our worries. Visit 

Guided Relaxation for Kids: to help us let go of our worries | Cosmic Kids 

The Great British Art Exhibition 

Yesterday some of British art’s biggest names, including Antony Gormley, Sonia Boyce and Anish Kapoor, encouraged the UK to turn their front windows into a gallery as part of a nationwide initiative to create a “magical patchwork of creativity”. 

The Great Big Art Exhibition was launched on Thursday by Gormley, who is the first artist to choose a theme for people at home to be inspired by as they create work to contribute to what organisers are calling the nation’s largest ever exhibition. 

Gormley chose the theme of animals to start with. People are encouraged to make their artworks out of whatever they have to hand. The results – be they paintings, sculptures or something less traditional – are to be placed on a front porch, balcony or window. 

Please visit this website to find out more: 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jan/28/great-big-art-exhibition-invites-locked-down-brits-to-put-creativity-on-show 

Let’s see if we can turn our windows into a gallery of colour and creativity! 

 

 

 

 

dy Coach: YouTube. 

Or catch up on some of his recorded sessions. 

Language: 

Handwriting: Letter of the week m– see yesterday’s video. 

Continue work on writing your name with the correct letter formation and a capital letter at the beginning. Please send us a photograph, if you haven’t yet done so, and let us know whether you did it independently or copied, we would love to see how you are getting on. 

Practise writing the Reception key words, which came home with your reading book, by writing out a few each day. 

Reading/PhonicsContinue working on Set 1 initial sounds and special friends taught so far, using ‘Fred Fingers’ for spelling and blending using sound cardssee previous videos. 

Maths: 

Begin to recognise the months of the year and recite in order Youtube: The Singing Walrus– Months of the Year song. 

Time: As last week- continue to practise using the language of time throughout the day, include the following on a regular basis: 

Morning, afternoon, evening, nighttime, lunch time, yesterday, today, tomorrow, in two sleeps… etc 

 

Wellbeing: 

Under the Love Umbrella by Davina BellSee video 

A beautiful story about the joy and comfort that love can bring wherever we are in the world. 

Who will be under your umbrella? Take a photo and email it to us.  

 

Complete last week’s activity- colour monsters and jars. See overview on class story from Wednesday 27th January. 

 

Welsh: 

As yesterday and Monday- Beth wyt ti’n bwytaSee Monday’s video. 

 

Home Learning for Tuesday 2.2.21 

Fitness: YoutubeHappy Dance by the Learning Station. 

Language: 

Handwriting: New letter of the week is m- see video 

Remember to have the correct pencil grip and work on this as well as the other letters previously taught. 

Reading/Phonics: Reading set 1 Green cards and more special friends ayVideo KP 

Maths: 

Chant numbers in order beyond 20. Youtube: Big Numbers Song. Count to 100-Singing walrus. 

Complete yesterday’s work on number sentences if not completed. 

 

Let’s Celebrate: 

Today is World Wetlands Day 2021 

 Have a look at https://kids.britannica.com 

This gives a simple explanation about wetland areas and why they are important. 

Enjoy The Wetland Rap! Ecosystem song for kids on youtube, 

Enjoy some of the colouring and drawing sheets celebrating our wonderful Wetland animals and birds- see class story. 

 

Welsh:  

Slot drilio video about bwyta– as yesterday. 

Beth wyt ti’n hoffi bwyta? What do you like to eat? 

Storytime  

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes-see Video. 

 

 

Home Learning for Monday 1.2.21 

9-11.00 Live check in sessions. 

Fitness:  Youtube: Music for children on just dance kids! Get Ready to Wiggle! 

Language: 

Handwriting: Finger gym- see previous video or make up some finger and hand exercises of your own.    

OR 

Have a go at a bit of ‘Dough Disco’. YouTube: Let’s Go to the New Dough Disco. 

You will need a small lump of play dough for this activity. There are lots of recipes online for play dough if you haven’t got any in the house- maybe your child could help you make it. 

This is my favourite one, it lasts for ages and doesn’t tend to flake or go crumbly. 

Play Dough RecipeThis makes loads so you might want to halve it! 

4 cups of plain flour 

4 tablespoons of veg oil 

1 cup salt 

2-3 cups boiling water 

4 tablespoons of cream of tartar 

Food colouring 

  1. Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a bowl. 
  2. Add few drops of colouring to boiling water.
  3. Add water to dry ingredients.
  4. Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky combined dough.
  5. Allow to cool then knead vigorously for a few minutes. N.B Keep at it and add more four if still sticky.
  6. Keep in an air tight container. 

“Now you are ready for the Dough Disco….” 

 

Reading/Phonics: More blending with cards. Use the sound cards sent out last week or make some of your own on paper, card or post-it notes.  

You will need m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o for today’s activity. (see video) 

Have a go at making these words- not necessarily all today, you can spread this activity out across the week and there is no need to send anything to us. 

in, on, it, an, and, pin, got, dog, sit, tip, pan, gap, dig, top. 

Nonsense words- ip. op, sop, gip, pog 

 

Maths: 

Partitioning sets of objects up to 20. (see video)  

You will need a set of number cards 0-20.  

I posted a set on class story last week for you to print and make or make your own on paper, card or post-it notes. 

You will also need a set of objects e.g toy cars, buttons, pasta pieces, clothes pegs- anything really. 

Encourage the children to use the term ‘altogether’ when they explain how they have partitioned their objects. 

There is no need to video or photograph this activity, just practise. 

 

Focus Maths Activity: (See Video) 

Writing number sentences using + and = 

You will need paper and pencil or whiteboard and pen 

After watching the video have a go at writing at least 5 number sentences but you can do me as many as 10 if you like.  

Make sure you are writing your numbers and symbols correctly. 

Ask your grown up to photograph your work as normal and email it to us. 

 

Welsh: Slot drilio video all about Bwyta – eating.  

Beth wyt ti’n hoffi bwyta? – What do you like to eat? 

Keeping to the same pattern of –  Dw i’n hoffi and adding in a new verb – bwyta. 

Children need to listen and repeat.  

 

Story (Its National Story Telling Week by the way and LGBT awareness month) 

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson. (See Video) 

 

 

Home Learning for Friday 29.1.21 

Language: 

Handwriting: Finger gym time- see previous video- remember children can do the exercises to any music, they know the moves by now. 

Reading/Phonics: Revision of sounds taught so far, blending and spelling- see previous videos. 

Writing: Complete any outstanding work- Instructions, Santa letter, World Religion Day, shopping list. 

Maths: 

Counting sets of objects to 20. 

Collect up to 20 objects and practise counting them. Think about how you organise them as you count. Is it easier to keep them in a big pile? Would it be easier to line them up as you count them? Could you put them into the Numicon shapes? Does it help to touch each item?  

Remember to check your answers by counting again. 

You might want to practise your number formation by writing the number next to the items or put the correct number card next to them. 

No need for photos or videos- just let them practise counting different amounts and rectify any problems e.g children counting by eye and getting muddled, children not knowing where to start and stop if items in a big pile. 

Go for bigger numbers if confident but to 20 in the first instance. 

 

RSPB Birdwatch: 

Powerpoint and recording sheet on class story     

The powerpoint explains all about the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch. We get involved most years at Sketty, so brothers and sisters might also be doing similar activities. We collect everyone’s results and send them in to the RSPB as well as using them in school to see what are the most common birds in our gardens and parks 

I saw a Green Woodpecker in school on Monday and was very excited- I’ll post a photo! 

If you have any questions about completing the bird watch please let us know. The powerpoint explains most things, I hope! We would like the completed sheets back (emailed or sent in if your child in childcare) by Friday February 12th please so we can input the data. 

 

We would also love it, and I think the birds would too, if you had a go at making a bird feeder, or feeders, for your garden. I have put some ideas on class story. Please send us photographs of you making your feeders and then maybe hanging them in your garden. 

Don’t worry if the birds don’t come straight away, sometimes it takes a while for the message to get out there that there is yummy food in your garden. 

Have fun and happy bird spotting- get those binoculars out. 

 

 

Welsh: 

Revisit previous videos posted to work on what is in the shopping basket. Photos of work and video of child saying what they like- and post to Mrs Miller or Mrs Cox at MillerS58@hwbcymru.net          CoxC1@hwbcymru.net 

 

 

Fitness/P.E: 

Yoga session 

 

This week is a food themed yoga. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmDjc_3u_UY 

 

 

 

Home Learning for Thursday 28.1.21

Fitness:  YouTube: Popsugar Fitness: Familiy fun cardio workout.

Language:

Handwriting: Letter of the week j- see Tuesday’s video

Continue writing your name and key words with correct letter formation.

Reading/Phonics: See previous videos on all set one sounds, including ‘Special Friends’, blending with sound cards- a,d,t,s,m- and spelling using ‘Fred Fingers’

Writing Focus:  Instructional Writing on ‘How to Brush your Teeth’

Pupils will a watch a video introducing instructional writing. The children will need to write instructions on ‘How to Brush your Teeth.’ I will model a step-by-step guide on how to write instructions but my instructions will be on ‘How to make a Glass of Squash.’ The guide will help the children write their own instructions on brushing teeth.  I will also introduce imperative verbs known as ‘Bossy Verbs’.

You will find a worksheet, to write out the instruction and also a word/picture bank.

Please allow the children to sound out words and/or initial sounds and please allow them to write these independently and only help them if they are struggling. Thank you.

As usual take a photo of their work to send to us.

Please keep their work safe as next week, when we will look at Time Connectives, the children will need to amend their instructions accordingly.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

 

Maths:

Using your number cards from 0-20 put two in front of you and say which is the smallest and which is the largest number- repeat!

A chance to complete any outstanding work on money (keep playing shops), estimation, ordinal numbers etc.

Remember to keep reinforcing the basics too- the counting forwards and backwards, number formation, one more/one less, number bonds, days of the week, language of measure- heavier/ lighter, taller/shorter, bigger/smaller, ordering and recognising numbers to 20 etc.

No need to send in videos or photos just try to imbed these skills throughout the day, maybe even bring them in to daily activities rather than specific ‘home learning time’.

 

Welsh:

Continue to revisit the previous videos to reinforce the sentence patterns taught so far.

 

 

Home Learning for Wednesday 27.1.21 

Fitness: P.E with Joe 2021 Live session 9am- The Body Coach: YouTube. 

Or catch up on some of his recorded sessions. 

Language: 

Handwriting: Letter of the week j- see previous video. 

Continue work on writing your name with the correct letter formation and a capital letter at the beginning. Please send us a photograph and let us know whether you did it independently or copied, we would love to see how you are getting on. 

Practise writing the Reception key words, which came home with your reading book, by writing out a few each day. 

Reading/PhonicsSpelling using Fred Fingers– see Video 

You will need a paper and pencil handy and the cards we have used earlier in the week- s a d m t 

Maths: 

Revision of Days of the Week- Youtube: The Singing Walrus Days of the Week song. 

Time: Practise using the language of time throughout the day, include the following on a regular basis: 

Morning, afternoon, evening, nighttime, lunch time, yesterday, today, tomorrow, in two sleeps… etc 

 

Wellbeing: 

The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas. See video 

Last week we read the story of ‘The Colour Monster’. The book was all about feelings. 

 

Here are the activities to do this week: 

  1. Colour a monster and say how you are feeling and why. 

There are templates you can use, or you can draw a monster of your own.  

  1. Can you fill the jars with the monster’s colourful feelings? 

See the templates, draw your own jars or use real ones and take a photograph. 

Here are some useful words you might want to use: 

Happy – positive, cheerful, smiley, jolly, delighted, excited. 

Fear – nervous, scared, anxious, unsure, apprehensive. 

Angry – cross, annoyed, furious, frustrated, bad tempered. 

Love – caring, friendly, supportive, affectionate, helpful, proud. 

Sad – unhappy, upset, gloomy, miserable, glum. 

Calm – peaceful, quiet, still, relaxed, content. 

 

We look forward to seeing all your colour monsters and jars. 

 

Welsh: 

Just enjoy the previous videos covering all the sentence patterns and vocabulary we have been working on. 

 

 

Home Learning for Tuesday 26.1.21 

Fitness: YoutubeMove and Freeze by the Learning Station. 

Language: 

Handwriting: New letter of the week is j- see video 

Remember to have the correct pencil grip and work on this as well as the other letters previously taught. 

Reading/Phonics:  

Free Read Write Inc (RWI) phonics lessons daily on Youtube. All lessons will show at 9.30am each day and be available for 24hours. Go to www.ruthmiskin.com for a daily schedule. 

Today’s video is linked to the Reception key words that were sent out in your reading folders, before Christmas. 

If you are attending emergency childcare, please bring your reading folder into school at least once a week. 

Oxford Owl to access free online books. Visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk  

Maths: 

Quick Maths warm up- numbers bonds/pairs to 5- see video. 

Maths Focus Activity: 

Today’s lesson introduces ordinal numbers. See Video  

You will need to collect 5 items from around the home, e.g 5 different toys, different food items, different coloured lego bricks etc. 

Place your items in a row.  

Now you will need to make some ordinal number cards. You can write them on paper, card, postits or print out the ones I have put on class story. 

Write the number not the word– so 1st rather than first. 

Place the correct ordinal number card next to each item and say what position they are in e.g the banana is 1st, the orange is 2nd etc. 

You can either take a photograph of the completed work or even better video your child completing the activity. You need to encourage them to use the language of ordinal numbers rather than one, two, three etc. 

If you email us a photograph, rather than a video, could add a message to say what your child was able to say e.g Teddy is first, robot is second etc and we can add a speech bubble to their photo in their books. 

If your child is confident with this then go up to 10th position, but only do this if they are ready and saying the first five ordinal numbers correctly. 

Helpful videos to watch:  

Youtube– Periwinkle: Ordinal Numbers from 1st to 10th. 

Kids Academy: Ordinal numbers from 1-10 

 

Storytime see video 

A Present for Freddie Small’ by Nick Butterworth and Michael Evans 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning for Friday 21.1.21 

Assembly Video:      Articles of the week 

Article 24 – The right to the best possible health.  

Article 28 The right to an education. 

 Language: 

Handwriting: Finger gym time- see previous video- remember children can do the exercises to any music, they know the moves by now. 

Reading/Phonics: Revision of sounds already taught- see previous videos. 

Writing: Complete any outstanding work- Santa letter, World Religion Day, shopping list. 

Maths: 

Common 3D shapes- sphere, cone, cylinder, cube, cuboid, pyramid- see video 

Complete outstanding work previously set– estimation, money. 

 

Let’s Celebrate-Measure and Make: 

I know we can’t get together and have a real party at the moment but reading all your party shopping lists this week has really got us in the mood and made us feel quite hungry. 

We would love it if you and your grown up could make some party food for your family to enjoy. It could be cupcakes, biscuits, muffins, shortbread, rice crispy cakesgingerbread. It really is up to you and what ingredients you have. There are lots and lots of simple recipes on the internet if you haven’t got cookery books at home and they don’t need to be made today if a shopping trip is needed first. 

It would be great if you could use some Maths skills too- using the language of weight: heavier, lighter etc, when measuring out your ingredients. 

Please email us photos of you making your party food and the finished 

product- make us jealous!!  

 

Welsh: 

Revisit videos posted this week to work on what is in the shopping basket to complete the challenge posted by Mrs Miller yesterday- Photos of work and video of child saying what they like– and post to Mrs Miller or Mrs Cox at MillerS58@hwbcymru.net          CoxC1@hwbcymru.net 

 

Yoga session 

Here is the link for this week yoga session. 

 Coco the Butterfly | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure