RECEPTION CLASS weeks 12 &13

Week 14

Communication and Language & Reading

  • Activity: Oxford Owl – Read Oxford Reading Tree books for free!

  • Continue to read books from the ebook library.

  • Discuss what happened in the story, what might happen next, how did the characters feel, how could the ending be different?

  • Use the guides at the beginning and end of each book to support your child’s reading.

English - Information Books

  • Look through the Information Book presentation. Discuss with your child the features of an information book, paying close attention to the importance of headings, diagrams, labels and captions.

Activity 1: Make a Minibeast information Book

  • Continue with the minibeast information book your child was making the previous week.

  • Page 2: Complete the second page of the book about the minibeast’s habitat. Children should draw a picture of their minibeast’s habitat and label key features. E.g If the minibeast is a worm, draw a picture of soil, dead plants etc.

  • Children can describe the minibeast’s habitat in sentences below the picture or they can write a short caption depending on your child’s needs.

  • Page 3: Complete the third page of the book about the minibeast’s diet. Children should draw a picture of what their minibeast eats and label the picture. Remind children that pictures with labels are an important part of an information book.

  • Children can describe the minibeast’s diet in sentences below the picture or they can write a short caption depending on your child’s needs.

Please do not complete the whole book in one week, this project will be carried out over several weeks.

Maths

Shape, space and measure

  • Re-cap how to read the time to o’clock and half past. Discuss where the hands should be for o’clock and half past. Encourage children to name the minute and hour hands.

  • Complete the Reading the Time Activity using correct language o’clock and half past

Number

  • Read through Subtraction number stories teaching point. Remind your child that ‘left’ means subtract or take away.

  • Complete the activities as you read through the story. You can use objects to help with take away.

Topic

  • Watch the Butterfy video:  click here

  • Encourage children to recap names of the parts of the butterfly as they watch and discuss what else they can see in the video.

  • Complete the Anatomy of a butterfly activity (answers are provided)

Week 15

Communication and Language & Reading

Activity: Oxford Owl – Read Oxford Reading Tree books for free!

  • Continue to read books from the ebook library.

  • Discuss what happened in the story, what might happen next, how did the characters feel, how could the ending be different?

  • Use the guides at the beginning and end of each book to support your child’s reading.

 

English

Information Books

  • Look through the Information Book presentation. Discuss with your child the features of an information book, paying close attention to the importance of the contents page and the blurb

Activity 1: Make a Minibeast information Book

  • Continue with the minibeast information book you child was making the previous week.

  • Contents Page: Complete the contents page of the book. Begin by ensuring that pages about the minibeast’s body are numbered (on the short line at the bottom of the page). Children should work out which heading is on which page and write it on the contents page accordingly. E.g. “The Body” is page 1 and so should be written on the contents page accordingly.

  • Blurb: Complete the blurb. Remind children of the purpose of a blurb – to explain briefly what the book is about. E.g. This book is about worms. Children can include a fact or a question to entice the reader. E.g “Did you know worms have 8 hearts? Read this book to find out what happens when a worm is chopped in half.” Remind the children to include a colourful picture to make the book look appealing to the reader.

And your child’s book is complete! Celebrate this with your child. Explain to them that they are now authors and illustrators that have created their very own book! This can be put on their bookshelf and read with them.

Maths

Shape, space and measure

  • Time-make the time to an hour and half an hour (revisit teaching points  about telling time)

  • Complete the Making the Time activity. Remind your child to draw the hands properly so the difference between the minute and hour hand is clear.

Number

  • Please watch the video about subtraction number stories click here and then create your own subtraction story.

Topic

PSED - Changes

  • In this lesson you will be focusing on preparing your child for their transition into Year 1.

Activity 1: Read the story of The Cautious Caterpillar to your child.

  • Encourage your child to talk about how Cody the Caterpillar feels throughout the story. What was Cody worried about? How did she overcome her worries? How did she feel at the end of the story?

  • Remind your child that Cody began by feeling cautious and worried but by the end she changed into a brave butterfly that was excited to try new things.

  • Ask your child how they feel about going back to school and being in Year 1?

  • What can they do to manage their worries? Remind them that they can talk to someone about how they are feeling, they could think about all the things they are looking forward to (seeing their friends, trying new challenges). Remind the children about how they felt before starting Reception and how they feel about Reception now.

                Activity 2: The Cautious Caterpillar Activity Sheet.

  • Ask your child to complete the activity to help them remember what they like about school and what they would like to learn next. This story and the discussions you have with your chlid can be repeated through out the holiday to help your child prepare for Year 1.

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