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LOCKDOWN LEARNING PHOTOS  w/c 1st June

Thank you and well done for sending me photos of your learning and activities at home

Welcome back everyone,                                            1st June 2020

I hope that you're all keeping safe and well and that you've all had a lovely half term.   

From this week going forward I shall be providing home learning tasks based on  a different theme each week.  This week's theme is 'Our Pets'.

Please continue to email me your work and with your permission I will put a selection of photos on this page each week for your class mates to see!  I am looking forward to seeing and hearing all about any pets you may have. Keep an eye out for my pets and Mrs Lindley's (pictures to follow soon).

Please don't feel you have to complete all the work; pick and choose as you wish.  Many of you have also been completing your own workbooks and accessing learning activities online; this is all great! 

Keep up the good work.

Mrs Lamb

lisal8@intakefarm.notts.sch.uk

 

Take a look at Mrs Lindley's Pets!

Can you read Mrs Lindley's sentences?

Take a look at Mrs Lamb's pets.

Home learning tasks for week commencing 1st June

Phonics/ spellings

Tricky words: what, there

Digraph:or

fork, torch, short, horn

Practise spelling each word, then say and write a sentence for each word. For example; I have a torch.

Log on to Phonics Play (click on the link below). The children are familiar with this from class.  Try some of the fun games like Dragons Den to revise Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics.  

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Literacy

Have a go at the rhyming pairs pet game. 

Print off the game (click on the link below) cut out the cards and place them face down.

Turn two cards over and read the words; do they rhyme?  If not turn them back over and try different cards.  When you get a rhyming pair, remove the cards.  Continue until you find all the rhyming pairs.

Listen to the story Dear Zoo.

Can you write a list of all the animals in the story?

Maybe you could write your own letter to the zoo to tell them which animal you would like as a pet.

Dear Zoo - World Book Day

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever...

Maths; number

Complete the pet themed counting worksheets and dot to dots.

How many legs does your pet have?

Can you count all the pet legs in the Dear Zoo story?

Creative

Create a pet using your own choice of materials/media.

You could use paints, crayons, collage materials, lego or even use recyclable materials to make a pet junk model. Perhaps you could show your pet as a piece of ground art using natural materials.

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Computing

Well done to those children that have already been on Purple Mini Mash.  I can view your work when you save it to your tray.

Please try and log on to Purple Mini Mash.  Use the link below. 

I have pinned some activities for you to complete under the title Zoo.

If you have misplaced your login details please email me on the above address.

Physical

Practise your cutting skills using the printable sheets.

LOCKDOWN LEARNING PHOTOS  w/c 18th May

Thank you and well done for sending me photos of your learning and activities at home

Hi Everyone,

It was lovely to be able to chat with some of you this week.  Sorry if I missed you, hopefully I’ll catch you all the next time I phone.

Many thanks for continuing to inform me of your child’s learning through email; I really do enjoy hearing and seeing all your home learning and activities.  Please keep it up; I know how hard it is to keep the momentum going.  After this week you can have a little breather, as it is the next May Bank Holiday and what would have been the half term holiday.

Keep up the good work & stay well.

lisal8@intakefarm.notts.sch.uk

Mrs Lamb

LOCKDOWN LEARNING PHOTOS  w/c 11th May

Thank you and well done for sending me photos of your learning and activities at home

Home learning tasks for week commencing 18th May

Phonics/ spellings

Tricky words: one, were

Digraph: ar

car, arm, star, farm

Practise spelling each word, then say and write a sentence for each word. For example; Look at the star.

Log on to Phonics Play (click on the link below). The children are familiar with this from class.  Try some of the fun games like Dragons Den to revise Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics.  

Watch the alphablocks ar episode, click on the link below.

Maths; number

Complete the sea themed counting worksheets.

Watch this weeks Numberblocks about adding more than 1 to make 5 to 10.

Understanding the World: Science

The Water Cycle.

Click on the link below to learn about the water cycle.

 

Water Cycle Song

Download the Water Cycle Song Video - CLICK HERE: http://www.havefunteaching.com/shop/science-videos/water-cycle-video-download The Water Cycle Song by Have ...

Can you make a rain cloud in a jar?

Label the water cycle diagram. 

Write the words; evaporation, condensation and precipitation

Water Cycle diagram

Creative

Water has no smell.  Can you make a smelly potion?

Computing

Well done to those children that have already been on Purple Mini Mash.  I can view your work when you save it to your tray.

Please try and log on to Purple Mini Mash.  Use the link below.  I have pinned some activities for you to complete within the topic 'Under the Sea'.

If you have misplaced your login details please email me on the above address.

Hi All,

I hope that you are all well.  Hopefully you've managed to have a good week and have enjoyed some of the activities I set.

Please don't feel you have to complete all the work; pick and choose as you wish.  Many of you have also been completing your own workbooks and accessing learning activities online; this is all great!                               

 I would really appreciate it if you could all please send me a quick email to let me know how you and your child are getting on with home learning; whatever it is that you're managing to do during this difficult time!!

I'd love to know which activities the children are enjoying, this will help me plan further work to match the children's needs and interests.

lisal8@intakefarm.notts.sch.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

Keep up the good work, many thanks,

Mrs Lamb

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Home learning tasks for week commencing 11th May

Phonics/ spellings

Tricky words: come, little

Digraph: oo (long sound)

zoo, spoon, roof, hoop,

Practise spelling each word, then say and write a sentence for each word. For example; I can jump in the hoop.

Please be aware that the digraph oo can make a short sound (u) as in look or a long sound as in moon.  This week we are focusing on the long oo sound.

Click on the link below and watch the Alphablocks oo episode.

Log on to Phonics Play.  The children are familiar with this from class.  Try some of the fun games like Dragons Den to revise Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics.  

Literacy

This week I would like you to listen to a story about friendship and sharing called 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister.

You can click on the link below to view the story being read on YouTube.

Can you answer these questions about the story? Discuss your answers with a grown up.

How does the Rainbow Fish feel about his beautiful scales? 

How do you think the other fish felt when Rainbow Fish wouldn't play with them?

How did the Rainbow Fish feel when he began to share his shimmering scales?

How did the other fish feel when Rainbow Fish shared his scales?

The Rainbow Fish ~Read With Me~ Story Time

The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

Writing

1. Write a list of your friends. Remember to start each name with a capital letter and write one friend per line.

 

My Friends.

Mrs Lindley

Mrs Mudarra

Mrs Thacker

 

2.  A good friend is ...

Use the sentence starter to write about what makes a good friend.  This could be personality traits such as being caring, or it could be an action, like sharing.

Maths; number

Complete the Rainbow Fish themed counting and addition worksheets.

Maths; shape, space & measures

 

Have a go at the capacity challenge.

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Understanding the World: Science

More activities for you to try from my Usborne Science Book.

Light & Rainbows

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Light & Rainbows 2
Creative

Create your own Rainbow Fish.  You could use crayons, paints or collage materials.  If you have any paper plates left, you could make a paper plate Rainbow Fish to go with your Puffer Fish from last week.  

Have fun and I look forward to seeing photos of your creations.

Paper plate Rainbow Fish Ideas

Celery Stamping Rainbow Fish

Celery Stamping Rainbow Fish 1

Computing

Well done to those children that have already been on Purple Mini Mash.  I can view your work when you save it to your tray.

Please try and log on to Purple Mini Mash.  Use the link below.  I have pinned some activities for you to complete within the topic 'Under the Sea'.

If you have misplaced your login details please email me on the above address.

LOCKDOWN LEARNING PHOTOS  w/c 4th May

Thank you and well done for sending me photos of your learning and activities at home

Story time

Still image for this video
Bethany is reading The Wonky Donkey.

Home learning tasks for week commencing 4th May

Phonics/ spellings

Tricky words: some, do

Digraph: oo

look, wood, foot, took

Practise spelling each word, then say and write a sentence for each word. For example; Look at the cat.

Please be aware that the digraph oo can make a short sound (u) as in look or a long sound as in moon.  This week we are focusing on the short oo sound.

Log on to Phonics Play.  The children are familiar with this from class.  Try some of the fun games like Dragons Den to revise Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics.  

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /OO/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Reading & Writing

This week I would like you to share the book                                      'Barry the Fish with Fingers' by Sue Hendra.

You can click on the link below to view the story being read on YouTube or you can see and hear Miss Eyley reading it on our school FaceBook page.

Can you write a sentence about the story?  Challenge yourself to write more than one sentence. 

Barry The Fish With Fingers - Bedtime Story Read Aloud

READ ALOUD BOOKS FOR CHILDREN ~ Bedtime stories for kids - Tonight let's read: Barry - The Fish With Fingers. (Sue Hendra) A traditional read aloud bedtime s...

Maths

Try the fish addition worksheet.

Capacity; Water Play

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Numberblocks - Blast Off! | Learn to Count

As seen on CBeebies! Watch Numberblocks full episodes on BBC iPlayer: https://bbc.in/2ZHvNtl Subscribe for more Numberblocks: https://goo.gl/rF32S8 Learn to ...

Understanding the World; Science

Can you make bubbles like Puffy the puffer fish?

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Creative

Make a bubble picture (see above) or paint/make Puffy the puffer fish.

 

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Computing

Well done to those children that have already been on Purple Mini Mash.  I can view your work when you save it to your tray.

Please try and log on to Purple Mini Mash.

I have pinned some activities for you to complete within the topic 'Under the Sea'.

If you have misplaced your login details please email me on the above address.

 

If you think that your child would benefit from the structure of daily video lessons then please try The Oak National Academy They are providing free online video lessons for Reception (FS2) in Maths, English and Foundation (to cover all other areas of the Early Years Curriculum)

Click on the link below. 

Select the Online Classroom tab and then click on Schedule.  Chose year group Reception.  

LOCKDOWN LEARNING PHOTOS w/c 27th April

Home learning tasks for week commencing 27th April

Phonics/ spellings

Tricky words: so, like

Digraph: oa

coat, float, toast, road

Ask your child to spell a word and to put it into a sentence.

 

Reading & Writing

Read the powerpoint story of Noah's Ark.  Can you write a sentence about the story?  Challenge yourself to write more than one sentence.  

 

Maths

Capacity- Water play

Set up a bucket or washing up bowl outside and fill with water (or try this at bath time).  Find 2 different sized containers.  Pour water from each container to compare their capacity.  Use the words; more than, less than.

Numberblocks: Fluffies

This week's numberblocks episode is about counting to 8 and number bonds within 7.

The Oak National Academy are providing free daily online video lessons for children.  I would like you to have a go at the Maths for Reception (FS2).  This weeks set of lessons are all about grouping and sharing.   You may also wish to access last weeks ;  all about numbers within 10.  Please don't feel you have to complete every lesson; be guided by your child and their capabilities.  I'd love to know how you get on and whether the children are engaging in and enjoying the online lessons. 

Click on the link below. 

Select the Online Classroom tab and then click on Schedule.  Chose year group Reception.  Select Lesson 2-Maths. Understanding the concept of equal groups for the first lesson.

Understanding the World : Science

Floating & Sinking

Get a large container and fill it with water.  Collect a range of objects from around the home.  Drop each object into the water, can you guess whether each object will float or sink.  Record your findings.

 

Try these fun floating and sinking activities from my book.

Try these fun floating and sinking activities from my book. 1
Try these fun floating and sinking activities from my book. 2
Try these fun floating and sinking activities from my book. 3

Creative

Can you make a boat that floats?  I look forward to seeing photos of your boats.

Other helpful websites: 

Learn English British Council  A lovely, clear website for all children, not just those learning English! Lots of stories, songs and activities.

Activity Village  Lots of free printables and craft ideas.

Family Learning  Information and links to support home learning.

Kizclub Printables and activities to support all areas, mainly literacy.

Cbeebies Games and activities that include your child’s favourite TV characters.

LOCKDOWN LEARNING PHOTOS  w/c 20th April

Thank you and well done for sending me photos of your learning at home

 

 

Home learning tasks for week commencing

20th April

 

This terms topic is

Water, Water Everywhere.

 

Phonics/ spellings

Tricky words: said, have

Trigraph: igh

night, light, high, fright

Ask your child to spell a word and to put it into a sentence.

Have a go at the roll and read game.  Get your child to roll a dice and read an igh word on the line that matches their number.

Complete the igh booklet.

 

 

Writing

Look at the slides.  Can you write a sentence to say what water is used for.

E.g; Water is used to wash the pots.

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Maths

Capacity- Water play

Set up a bucket outside and fill with water.  Add some bottles, bowls, tubs and containers.  Spend time exploring filling and emptying different containers.  Encourage the use of the vocabulary:

full, empty, half full, half empty.

 

 

Creative

Have a go at spray bottle painting.

https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/spray-bottle-art/

 

This E-book is written by a nurse for young children to explain what the coronavirus is.

Home Learning Spring Term 2.

Our next Numberblock episode: 'The Three Threes'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hd7ieePOpc 

Your challenges for this week are: 

Take part in the #frommywindow campaign and create a sunshine to stick on your window - add this to your rainbow if you did one this week.  Send me pictures on email if you can - I would love to see them! :) 

Watch or read Handa's Surprise on the link below or if you have the book.

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

Can you write a sentence about the story and include the conjunction 'and'? 

Remember to use your phonics to spell words and your finger spaces between each word! :) 

If you can email me your sentence that would be fantastic! Can't wait to see them and share them on our class page or school Facebook! 

Can you go on a shape hunt in your house and find a: 

Square

Circle

Triangle

Rectangle

Semi-circle 

Hexagon 

Challenge: Can you find another shape and name it? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic Home Learning Photos! We love seeing what you've been doing - keep up the hard work! :)

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Welcome to FS2

Meet the Team

Class Teachers    Mrs Matheson

                           Mrs Lamb

 

Teaching Assistants   Mrs Lindley

                                 Miss Poole

                                  Miss Stone

                                   

Care Assistant  Mrs Thacker

                         Mrs Mudarra

 

 

 

PE - Gymnastics with Coach Lockwood

PE will be on a Tuesday

Please bring PE Kits

White T-shirt and Black shorts

Please name all items

 

 

Please remember to bring a warm coat on Friday for Fresh Air Friday

Long and Medium term plans

If you would like a paper copy of any of the information below please let us know and we will be happy to provide one free of charge.

Newsletters
Reading

Reading   is very important

At school the children read individually, with a reading buddy, in a group  share text as a whole group and enjoy listening to stories at story time.

At home please read with your child as much as possible and record in the reading diary. Thank you.

Look at some of the learning activities happening in FS2

Useful web pages

 

https://wwwphonicplay.co.uk/

https://wwwtopmarks.co.uk/


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