Welcome to Reception – Parkside Community Primary School

Teachers
Mrs Sturge RSM (Monday and Tuesday) jsturge@cranborne.herts.sch.uk
Mrs Mottram RSM (Wednesday to Friday) smottram@cranborne.herts.sch.uk
Miss Horton RH chorton@cranborne.herts.sch.uk
Early Years Practitioners (EYPs)
Mrs White RSM cwhite@cranborne.herts.sch.uk
Miss Zwager RH (Monday to Thursday) zwagerl@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

We are on week 3!

18th - 22nd January 2021

 

Last week was another amazing week Reception - Well Done!

We are so proud of the work you are doing at home for us, thank you. We hope you enjoy the work we have planned for you this week.

 

Sharing your learning - Please remember we still want you to use EvidenceMe, or email for things that won’t upload, but would like you to add all the learning onto one upload (EvidenceMe allows up to 10 pictures or videos per upload). That way we will get one message per day from you.

 

Please do not feel pressured into doing every activity we list on the webpage – do what is manageable for you and your child.

If there are days it is all too much please email and let us know. It is ok to feel that way. Maybe just try some reading or counting that day – it is all good practise. If your child is ill one day also let us know.

We are always here for you (children and grown-ups) so please, if you need anything email one of us.

The Reception Team.

 

During the time you are at home, learning with us, we will be uploading some short videos each day to this webpage for you to watch with your child.

There will be a mix of phonics, maths, topic and PSHE (personal, social and health education). Alongside these we will be adding some suggested activities, to help your child consolidate and practice the skills being taught. Plus a weekly zoom on a Friday afternoon to catch-up, share some wow! moments and have a storytime altogether.

The videos, webpage activities and resources will be released at approx. 8pm the evening before to give grown-ups at home a chance to have a look and prepare (if needed).

Team Contact Details:

RSM

Mrs Sturge jsturge@cranborne.herts.sch.uk (Monday and Tuesday)

Mrs Mottram smottram@cranborne.herts.sch.uk (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Mrs White cwhite@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

 

RH

Miss Horton chorton@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Miss Zwager zwagerl@cranborne.herts.sch.uk (Monday to Thursday)

 

There will also be some storytime videos recorded by the staff in Reception for you to use at any point during the day.

General resources for home learning

The BBC are once again helping out during lockdown with some fantastic resources for children. Have a look on their page here for links to resources to help with most areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn

 

Finally, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions. 

We understand that learning at home can be tricky sometimes, so we would suggest  trying to stick to a routine as similar to school as you can - again we understand this won't always be possible. 

Here is a suggested timetable for you:

Time Activity
8.45 Busy Fingers - choose 1 activity a day
9.00 Wake and Shake - watch and join in with the video

9.10

Phonics - watch the video in the Daily Videos section and complete activities from webpage
11.00 Maths - watch the video in the Daily Videos section and complete activities from webpage
LUNCH TIME
1.00 Topic - watch the video in the Daily Videos section and complete the activities from the webpage

 

Below you will find some information on reading at home during our time apart, followed by your learning activities for the day. We look forward to seeing the work you do at home.

Home Learning - information and activities for you to do..

Reading While at Home

 

 

children-reading-clipart-28-collection-of-clipart-pictures-of-children- reading-high-free-clip-art - Los Viajeros Inn

 

Whilst you are at home we would like you to keep reading and developing your reading skills.

You can do this in several ways:

Using books at home

  • listen to the story read to you and answer questions about it.
  • look at the words and find any you know or play an eye spy using the sound the words begin with.
  • read together with a grown up - taking turns to read and sound out the words you can
  • use the pictures to tell the story using your own words

Using OXFORD OWLS

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/  (This link will take you to the free online library where there is a link to register so you can start accessing the books.)

The Oxford Owl website is a great resource (that is free once you register) that allows you to find free online texts for your child to read. We use the resource in class, as it uses the same schemes of books we have in school. The books are all grouped according to age ranges, but you may wish to look at other ages as well.

Herts Library Service

We have just found out that Herts Library Services are offering free online books too. Follow this link to access it.

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Libraries-and-archives/Books-and-reading/Ebooks-and-Audiobooks/ebooks-and-audiobooks.aspx

 

Mrs White and Miss Zwager would love to hear you reading, once each week, even though they can't be sat next to you - please can you record yourself reading and send it to them - you can use Evidence Me or email them using the email addresses above.

Don't forget to log any reading and reading activities you do during this time at home in your reading record books.

Home Learning for the week of 18th to 22nd January 2021

This week Mrs Sturge and Mrs Mottram will be in school supporting our vulnerable and key-worker children.

They are still available for email queries, but may not see them until later in the day. However the rest of the Reception Team are always available to help.

We have saved our Storytime videos for you to use at anytime. You can find them after the home learning tasks to the right of the webpage. 

Busy Fingers

 Monday 18th-Friday 22nd January 2021

Busy finger activities help to strengthen our hand and finger muscles - to help us when we hold our pens and pencils.

We have given you 5 busy finger activities to do this week - one a day - and we don't mind which order you do them in

The document below shows examples of each as well.

Join us for our weekly Friday Zoom!

 

Due to most of the team being in school on a rota from this week, we need to move the Zoom time to 1.30pm - we hope you can all still make it!

We will be continuing with our weekly Zoom every Friday until we can be back together again! If you have a wow! moment to share, have been practising something and have finally achieved it or you have made something and want to show us email Mrs Mottram or Miss Horton telling us what it is and why you want to share it by lunchtime on Thursday 14th January. We can only share 5 a week, so you will be told if you are sharing by the end of Thursday.

 

RH- Miss Horton's Class your zoom link is below: 1.30pm Friday 22nd January...see you there!

Meeting ID: 975 4145 1344
Passcode: 53JMEY

 

RSM - Mrs Sturge/Mrs Mottram's Class your zoom link is below: 1.30pm Friday 22nd January...see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86274014098?pwd=b3ZENEJPRzgydHpudXQrQm50WnQvdz09

Meeting ID: 862 7401 4098
Passcode: eE5NDU

If your child is finding the word building and reading a bit tricky at this point, we have added a video of our set 1 sounds below that you can use to help practise and consolidate them.

Wednesday January 20th 2021

Busy Fingers

Please make sure you do one each day to strengthen your hand and finger muscles!

Wake and Shake

This week we are starting each day with 5 minutes of Otti's Boogie Beebies:

Please do one episode a day, there are 15 to choose from! - here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000jsds/otis-boogie-beebies

Phonics

A few weeks ago we provided all children with a laminate of the letter formations we use to teach the children. Please have this available for your child to refer to when practising their phonics. (There is a copy in the resources below)

For your phonics lesson please make sure you have something to write with and something to write on.

 Please see the file below for today's activity. Go through the power point, making up alien names and sounding them out.

Alternatively, use your sound mat to make up alien names, draw aliens to go with each one.

Today’s green words: thin, thick, this

Today’s alien words: ib, mip, vab, sem, pid, teb, zan

 

Maths - Using Positional and Directional Language

Today's Task:

Your task today is to use the Magic Maths Words from Monday's and Tuesday's videos.

Look at the safari directions picture in the resources section and using those words describe a route around the safari.

Start and finish at the Meerkat and make sure you see all the animals!

Is there another way you could go around all the animals?

Is one way longer or shorter than the other?

This afternoon, Mrs Mottram and Miss Horton will be spending some time planning and getting all the resources ready for next week's learning, so please watch the Topic video Miss Horton has added below and have a go at the activity. Miss Zwager and Mrs White will still be looking at the work you send in.

Topic - Handa's Surprise

Today we are listening to the story of Handa’s surprise read by Mrs Sturge. You can also find a lovely animated video here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocnRQi89nK8

Can you make the stick puppets and retell the story of Handa’s Surprise

 

Storytime Today's story is read by Mrs Mottram. It is in the Wednesday's Videos section below - enjoy.

Resources - Wednesday 20th January 2021

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 phase-2-phonics-name-the-alien-powerpoint.pptDownload
 Safari directions.pdfDownload
 Wednesday stick puppets.pdfDownload
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Wednesday's Videos.

Phonics with Miss Horton- Wednesday 20th January

Topic - Handa's Surprise - read by Mrs Sturge - Wednesday 20th January 2021

Storytime with Mrs Mottram - Wednesday 20th January 2021

Tuesday January 19th 2021

Busy Fingers

Please make sure you do one each day to strengthen your hand and finger muscles!

Wake and Shake

This week we are starting each day with 5 minutes of Otti's Boogie Beebies:

Please do one episode a day, there are 15 to choose from! - here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000jsds/otis-boogie-beebies

Phonics

A few weeks ago we provided all children with a laminate of the letter formations we use to teach the children. Please have this available for your child to refer to when practising their phonics. (there is a copy in the resources below)

For your phonics lesson please make sure you have something to write with and something to write on. Please watch the phonics video then try some of the following activities.

Speaking like Fred helps children to understand that words are made up of sounds. Use Fred talk to play this game. Watch Miss Horton’s phonics video first to learn how to play. Then play this with a grown up or sibling in your house.

Put your hands on your- H-e-d, b-a-k, l-e-g, h-a-n-d, f-oo-t, n-ee,

Other actions- r-u-n, s-k-i-p, h-o-p, s-t-o-p, j-u-m-p

Today’s green words: Yum, web, win, wish, wet sock

 

Maths - Directional Language.

Watch Mrs Mottram's video in Tuesday's Videos below then try these suggested activities to support the learning and consolidation of today's lesson.

Today's Task

Make your own mini obstacle course inside (or out if you can). Work out a route around the course, remembering to describe how you get around it using our Magic Maths Words from today's video - up, down, over, under, through, forwards, backwards, turn, turn around and turn towards.

 

This afternoon, Mrs Sturge will be spending some time planning and getting all the resources ready for next week's learning, so please watch the Topic video Miss Horton has added below and have a go at the activity. Miss Horton, Miss Zwager and Mrs White will still be looking at the work you send in.

Topic - African Safari!

You might like to make yourselves some binoculars from cardboard tubes you have at home because today we are off on a safari!

Have a look through the Safari PowerPoint, what animals did you see?

Can you make some salt dough and create one of the animals you saw on the safari?

Storytime  - Today's story is from YouTube. It is in the Tuesday's Videos section below - enjoy.

Safari PowerPoint - Tuesday 19th January 2021

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 Elephant.aviDownload
 Giraffe.aviDownload
 Lion.aviDownload
 T-T-5226-Safari-Video-Powerpoint.pptxDownload
 Zebra.aviDownload
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Resources - Tuesday 19th January 2021

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 Tuesday salt dough recipe.pdfDownload
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Tuesday's Videos.

Phonics with Miss Horton-Tuesday 19th January

Maths with Mrs Mottram - Tuesday 19th January 2021

Monday January 18th 2021

Busy Fingers

Please make sure you do one each day to strengthen your hand and finger muscles!

Wake and Shake

This week we are starting each day with 5 minutes of Otti's Boogie Beebies:

Please do one episode a day, there are 15 to choose from! - here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000jsds/otis-boogie-beebies

 

Phonics

A few weeks ago we provided all children with a laminate of the letter formations we use to teach the children. Please have this available for your child to refer to when practising their phonics. (there is a copy in the resources below)

For your phonics lesson please make sure you have something to write with and something to write on. Please watch the phonics video then try some of the following activities .

  • Write some of today’s green words down, then ask someone in your house to shout one of these words out. See if you can find the word and point to it as quickly as you can.
  • You could spread the words out across the floor and jump from word to word saying each one or use a fly swatter or stick to hit each word as someone says it or as you read it
    Today’s green words: sack, red, run, rat, jog, jet, jam, vet, yap yes

Maths - Positional language in Maths

Watch Mrs Mottram's video in Monday's Videos below then try these suggested activities to support the learning and consolidation of today's lesson.

Today's Task

Dippy and I want you to show us that you understand the Magic Maths Words - in, on, under, next to, below, on top of, above, beside and between.

To do this you can:

  • Take some photos of you or a toy showing these positions, or, 
  • Draw pictures to show them.

 

Topic - Around the World in 80 days - Well 4 weeks actually!

We don’t know about you reception but we need a holiday! So pack your bags, find your passports and don’t forget your tickets! Over the next four weeks we are going to fly you around the world to visit four different continents! First stop… Africa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gruc9i3J_0

Parents if you are feeling brave then why not transform your living room into an airport! The children can help to make the tickets, check the passports and luggage and then find their numbered seat.

In the resources section you will find a passport template, ticket template and a map of the world to show you where we are going.

Please have a look on Google Earth at where we are travelling to today and see the video and PowerPoint for more information on Africa!

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

https://earth.google.com/web/

 

Storytime  - Today's story is read by Miss Zwager. It is in the Monday's Videos section below - enjoy.

Rescources - Monday 18th January 2021

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 Monday Passport.pdfDownload
 Monday tickets.pdfDownload
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Monday's Videos

Phonics with Miss Horton-Monday 18th January

Maths with Mrs Mottram - Monday 18th January 2021

Storytime with Miss Zwager - Monday 18th January 2021

Please follow us for updates and ideas!

Key Dates for Spring Term 2021

 

  • Monday 4th January - Children back in school
  • Friday 12th February - Last day of term
  • Monday 15th February - Half term

  • Monday 22nd February - First day back for all children
  • Thursday 4th March - World book day
  • Wednesday 17th March - Parents evening 5-8
  • Thursday 18th March - Parents evening 3:30-6:30
  • Friday 26th March - Last day of term

Reading and Phonics

The children now have reading books, We ask that you read with your child each day and write in your child's reading record each time you do so.  We check the reading records each day and will be changing the books on a Monday and Thursday.  If you need any advice on phonics or reading, please do not hesitate to ask us!

Some sounds are 'bouncy' sounds (e.g a, d, b, e) and some sounds we call 'stretchy' sounds (e.g. s, m, f) . Please write a comment in your child's reading record with the date that you read together.

There is also 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHMl70ZmxIQ - Things to think about when reading with your child
 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsrMZZ6lbCI&list=PLDe74j1F52zSCiOMSn3zQDSzgu9TrbQ1c&index=11 - Stretch sounds

 
 
The sounds that we have learnt so far are:
m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h, r, j, v, y, w, z, x, sh, th, ch, qu, ng/nk
Mr Thorne's YouTube channel for phonics is a great resource to help your child consolidate each individual sound. It also supports parents in correctly pronouncing each sound. 
 
On Instagram there are also some great phonics ideas to do at home ...just follow 'phonicsfamily'
https://instagram.com/phonicsfamily?igshid=1s9suklwtkifj
 

Useful Websites

General resources for home learning

The BBC are once again helping out during lockdown with some fantastic resources for children. Have a look on their page here for links to resources to hep with most areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn

Phonics and Reading Resources

 

Useful websites:

 http://www.focusonphonics.co.uk/sound.htm (for pure sounds)

 

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/ (for stretchy and bouncy sounds)

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (for games and resources)

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading-owl/find-a-book (for reading books and resources)

 

Alphablocks - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 

Maths Resources

At Cranborne, each pupil has a unique username and password for Mathletics.  This is found on the inside front cover of their reading record. Visit www.mathletics.co.uk

 

Other Websites:

Numberblocks - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/mathematical-resources/top-ten-websites-and-online-resources/

 

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/what-to-expect-when/

 

 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/cranborneen6can

 

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Espresso  https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-educationespresso  Username : student15821  Password: rocket

 

If you missed our Phonics zoom, please see the recording below (skip to 2:30 for the beginning of the presentation

Storytime videos for you to use at anytime

Tree - Read by Mrs White

SuperKid - Read by Mrs Mottram

The Lion Inside - read by Miss Zwager..

No-Bot The Robot With No Bottom - read by Mrs Mottram

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet! - read by Mrs White

After The Storm - Read by Miss Zwager

Helpful Henry - Read by Miss Horton

Working From Home

 In the event of your child being unwell or your family needing to isolate for ten days, please see below ten days of activities that your child can complete if well enough to do so. 

At the bottom of this page we also have some useful websites

If you need any help or support when working from home then please email Mrs Sturge, Mrs Mottram or Miss Horton

RSM - Mrs Sturge - jsturge@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

RSM - Mrs Mottram - smottram@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

RH - Miss Horton - chorton@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Thank you