Our first week in Reception...
Update - Please visit ‘Lockdown Home Learning’ under the 'Parents' section to see the daily learning activities for Reception. We miss you all so much. Stay safe and keep smiling.
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Missing you all so much. Stay safe and keep smiling
We have been baking bread and making butter for Mr Grinling (Lighthouse Keeper). We have also been writing sentences in phonics. Super writers use Fred fingers for spelling, finger spaces between words, a capital letter at the start of a sentence and a full stop at the end of a sentence. The children decided to make their own seagulls to try and eat their bread. We have been writing subtraction number sentences in mathematics. The children are absolutely loving spending time together in continuous provision and group activities…
This week we have been reading The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. The children have created their own lighthouse and have written about their lighthouse. We have also been reading our phonics books with expression. Look at us having a great time using the barrels and playing ‘Simon Says’. In mathematics we have been subtracting by building interlocking cube lighthouses.
Look at Erin's giant beanstalk! We loved the story Jack and the Beanstalk.
Reception - We have written a shopping list for Mrs Maksymczuk because we are baking biscuits, bread and making ice lollies this week for Grandma.
Reception Bubble – We followed a ‘Tablespoon’ recipe to bake biscuits for Grandma and have written the cooking instructions for The Big Bad Wolf to follow. The children used 2D shapes to create their own pictures. We have been reading our ‘phonics’ non – fiction and fiction books and writing simple sentences linked to these books.
Reception – We have been exploring freezing and melting. Look at the delicious fresh fruit lollipops we have made for Little Red Riding Hood.
Reception - Our story this week is Little Red Riding Hood. Reiss helped Mrs Maksymczuk to read the story. We used 2D shapes to create repeating pattern paths to Grandma’s house. The children have been collecting natural materials for painting. Erin, Eiliyah and Jon-Paul have made baskets for Little Red Riding Hood. Kyle, Bailey and Reiss have been exploring colour mixing to paint Little Red Riding Hood.
We have been practising for our Reception Class Sports Day. Look at us jumping over the hurdles, balancing beanbags on our heads and sprinting.
We have written a shopping list for Mrs Maksymczuk because we are baking biscuits, bread and making ice lollies this week for Grandma.
Look how much our beans have grown!
Jack and the Beanstalk… We have been exploring growing by planting bean seeds for Jack. We have also written instructions for Jack to plant his own beanstalk. The Giant was very angry so we explored melting and made him some giant ‘Magic Bean’ cakes. In mathematics we have been counting beans accurately and revisiting addition and doubling.
A big thank you to Vicky (Mrs Zentani’s niece) for her generous donation of this amazing Playmobil castle. The children absolutely loved assembling and exploring the castle. The children have written Vicky a ‘Thank You’ card… look at their amazing writing!
'Loving Learning' in school after 'Lockdown'. We have our own bag of equipment, our own chair and we have made our own playdough and playdough mat...
Mrs Abraham would like to show you how the school has changed.
Azaan has been learning about sea creatures. We love seeing your amazing learning Azaan...
Count on me
Please learn to sing and sign this song. When you have learnt it please send your teacher a video of you singing and signing.
Rico was enthusiastic and motivated to develop his number skills in school today 😊
Fantastic literacy and maths learning Azaan. What are the missing numbers? 11, 12, _, 14, _, 16, 17, 18, _, 20
Daisy has been enjoying her daily exercise with her very adorable dog Coco...
We are incredibly proud of you Azaan 😊 Amazing story writing ✍
Look at these book suggestions and then try out some of these activities
Amazing learning Riley. We are so proud of you!
We absolutely love your beanstalk and amazing 3D shape learning Reiss...
We are so proud of your maths and literacy learning Azaan. Well done!
Good morning Reception. We hope you have had a wonderful week.
We are very excited that our learning this week is focused on the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
Reiss has been busy this morning planting seeds Well done Reiss!
Missing you all loads...
We are so excited to see photographs of your plants growing Reiss...
You are an amazing learner Reiss. We love your Hansel and Gretel 'sweet' learning ... We would love to eat a sweet that makes us 'bouncy'😊
Riley...we absolutely love your Little Red Riding Hood learning and treasure map. You are a super star learner!
Reiss... that is a fantastic treasure map. What treasure did you find?
Yousaf... we love your picture 😊
Fantastic story maps Azaan. Love your literacy learning!
Super Goldilocks and the Three Bears learning Reiss and I love your days of the week and seasons calendar Riley...well done both!
Amazing literacy and maths learning Jon-Paul and Reiss...you are super star learners!
Reiss - I'm delighted that you are completing the Goldilocks and Three Bears literacy learning. You are super star learner.
Fantastic literacy, mathematics and creative learning Senon... we are very proud of you!
Well done Daisy for reading daily at home! We are very proud of you. I love the story you are reading... who is your favourite character?
Deaf Awareness Week
Greetings in BSL (British Sign Language)
Wow Azaan. You have been so busy learning. It is absolutely wonderful to see that you are reading, writing and completing maths activities at home... we are very proud of you! Well done Azaan...
Super star learners Erin and Jon Paul have sent in photographs of their amazing home learning to share with you. Well done Erin and Jon Paul... we are so proud of you!
Riley - I am delighted to hear that you have been learning to find one less than a given number. I'm so proud of you! I love your 'Stay Safe' message. We are missing you all so much...
Reiss - your self portrait is amazing. Your drawings always bring a smile to our faces. Your Three Little Pigs Story map and writing is fantastic...I am so proud of you!
The Highway Rat Home Learning Activities...
A message from Fred
FROM US TO YOU
Monday 27th April
Addition – (add, more, increase, larger)
My Day Activity
Listen to the story, talk about your favourite part of the story and draw a picture of it.
Three Little Pigs Challenges
Youtube – Read Write Inc Daily lesson
Read a free eBook
Complete one of the activities linked to the stories read by your teachers (please scroll down).
Captain Tom project on class page and latest news.
PE with Jo Wicks at 9am
Captain Thomas Moore, known as Captain Tom... An Inspiration to us all! Please see ‘Latest News’ for our whole school Home Learning Project.
Reiss... This poster if fantastic!
Hawthorn loves to sing
Please download this well being activity and complete with your child.
Monday 20th April
We have been teaching children essential skills such as: listening, team work & being creative as part of their learning and our link, Skills Builder, has now provided a home learning link so that you can continue with some of the activities at home.
Select the skill that you'd like to practise and then select the step for the year group that your child is in - Reception children should access step 0.
Monday 20th April Update...
Good morning Reception. Exciting news - BBC Bitesize have launched their online lessons today. There will be three new lessons every weekday, with videos, activities and much more. Please use the link below. Happy learning and please stay safe!
Monday 20th April - More exciting learning news...
Oak National Academy have also launched online lessons for you to explore. Lessons include; Mathematics, Literacy and Foundation. Please use the link below. Happy learning and please stay safe!
Very Little Red Riding Hood Activities...
Under the Sea Craft Ideas...
Which animals would you like to draw? Step by step drawing guide below...
Hawthorn Toilet Roll Challenge!
Erin... we love your fantastic Easter bonnet. Eric... we love your amazing Easter Egg. It is so lovely to see a photograph of you both...
Hello wonderful Reception. We hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend. We have added two new website links for you to explore. I'll be reading Very Little Red Riding Hood on Friday Scroll down to watch Miss Jenkins, Mrs Beardmore and I read you a story. Stay safe (we all miss you)...
Wishing you a happy and healthy Easter...
Tips for Parents
Friday 3rd April. Is has been a pleasure to speak to some of you this week and hear about all of the wonderful learning opportunities you are providing at home. We are thinking of you all and missing our amazing Hawthorn children. We have added a new website link below ('Beanstalk' has Live Classes and 'hands on' activities to enjoy at home). Stay safe and thank you for your continued support...
Please 'continue' to encourage your child to read at least one book a day (free eBooks can be found in the link below). You could also ask them to write about the book they have read (what they enjoyed and why, their favourite character, adjectives to describe the characters/settings, would they change anything in the story). Remember that 'Super Writers' use Fred fingers for spelling, finger spaces between words, use a capital letter at the start of a sentence and a full stop at the end of a sentence. Don't forgot to have your speed sounds chart and red word mat with you when you are writing.
Home Learning Letter...
National Numeracy Everyday Activities...
Talk Time Question Cards...
Practical Ideas, Maths and Phonics Activities created by Classroom Secrets...
EYFS Activity Books...
10 am Science
A daily dose of science & computing with Dr Chips
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Home learning: Phonics
We have received some information from Ruth Miskin, the writer of our phonics scheme, on how you can access daily phonics lessons for your child. This is taken from the email:
Daily virtual lessons for children
From Monday 23rd March we’re scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.
We will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:
- Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
- Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
- Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm
Please note: the films are streamed live but will be available for 24 hrs after their release.
We’re also releasing a film of a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again.
A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!
Can you write a list of all of the animals that lay eggs in this episode? Do you know any other animals that lay eggs?
Why does Auntie Mabel have to shut the hen house gate?
How is flour made?
Little Red Hen... would you share the bread? Write your reasons why you would or wouldn't share the bread.