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6th July 2020

Week Three – Sports Week

 

Below are the activities that we will be completing in school this week.  Please feel free to still complete Mini Mash and any other games your child enjoys playing on Purple Mash.

 

All of the Zumba, GoNoodle and yoga songs can be found on www.youtube.co.uk

 

MONDAY

Zumba – Zumba kids ‘I like to move it’.

Literacy – Talk about sports clubs the children belong to and the outdoor sports they like to play.  Write a sentence about a sport they like playing.

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, tricky word trucks and a game.

Maths – Name and describe 3D shapes.  Go on a 3D shape hunt. Which shapes did they find?

Yoga – Cosmic Kids Yoga; Squish the Fish

Story

 

TUESDAY

Zumba – Dance Monkey by Tones and I

Literacy – 1:1 Reading

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, tricky word trucks and a

game.

Maths – Use a ruler to measure the length of objects.  Place them in order from shortest to longest.

Yoga – Cosmic Kids Yoga; We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Story

 

WEDNESDAY

Zumba – Zumba kids electronic song - Minions

Literacy – Handwriting practice a-z, spelling of phase 3 tricky words (he, she, we, me,

be, you, are, all, her).

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, tricky word trucks and a game.

Maths – Make o’clock and half past times.  What time will it be in 1 hour/1 hour ago?

Yoga – Cosmic Kids Yoga; Mike and the Muttnik on the Moon

Story time  

 

THURSDAY

Zumba – GoNoodle; Trolls ‘Can’t Stop this Feeling’.

Literacy – 1:1 reading

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, tricky word trucks

and a game.

Maths – Number bonds to 10 eg 1+9, 2+8

Yoga – Cosmic Kids Yoga; Tiny the T’Rex

Story time

 

During outdoor play this week, the children will be creating their own obstacle courses as well as skill based challenges such as how many star jumps can you do in 30 seconds.

29th June 2020

Week Two – The World Around Us (Under the Sea)

 

Below are the activities that we will be completing in school this week.  Please feel free to still complete Mini Mash and any other games your child enjoys playing on Purple Mash.

 

MONDAY

Circle time –Sort plastic sea and land animals into sets.

Literacy – Watch and talk about the ‘Sea Creature Fact’ power point on www.twinkl.co.uk

Write a ‘Who am I’ piece of writing then illustrate eg

I have a fin.

I have sharp teeth.

I am a shark.

(There is a 'What am I' clue game on Twinkl that might help with ideas)

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, tricky word trucks and a game.

Topic – Make a under the sea scene on a paper plate or in a shoe box.

Story time – Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae

 

TUESDAY

Circle time - Make a list of ‘What lives in the Sea?’

Literacy – continue writing the ‘Who am I?’

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, trick word trucks and a

game.

Topic – Continue making an under the sea scene.

Story time – Read ‘The Fish that Could Wish’ by John Bush

 

WEDNESDAY

Circle time – Read ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister

Literacy – Write one word containing each of the following digraphs;

ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ng, oi,ow, er, th, air, ear (phase 3 phonics revision).

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, trick word trucks

and a game.

Mathematics – Money. Sort coins and then order by value.

Make totals to 20p.

Story time – Barry the Fish with Fingers by Sue Hendra

 

THURSDAY

Circle time – Play ‘Who am I?’ Describe a sea creature from the mystery bag to the group using clues. Can they guess the sea creature being described?

Literacy – Write an under the sea sentence containing the word and 

eg

I can see a jellyfish and a shark.

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, trick word trucks

and a game.

Mathematics – Money. Make some price labels for your toys.  Play shops. 

Pay using the correct coins. Challenge yourself by giving change.

Story time – Read ‘Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson.

 

 

All of the above stories can be found on youtube.  Throughout the day the children will also have ‘busy time’ where they explore the continuous provision activities within the classroom.

 

22nd June 2020

Week One – Well Being

 

Below are the activities that we will be completing in school this week.  Please feel free to still complete Mini Mash and any other games your child enjoys playing on Purple Mash.

 

MONDAY

Circle time – What have we been doing at home during lockdown?  www.twinkl.co.uk – In itTogether. 

Talk about our new ‘normal’ class and routine.

Literacy – Draw and write about something that they enjoyed doing at home during lockdown.

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, tricky word trucks and game.

Outdoor play – North Sefton Sports Week activities (Monday). See the link below.

Story time – The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside.

 

TUESDAY

Circle time – Silly Billy by Anthony Browne.

Literacy –Handwriting pre-cursive a-z.

Topic – Make a worry doll based on the above story. We are using a dolly peg, felt and wool.

Use anything you have at home.

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, trick word trucks and game.

Outdoor play - North Sefton Sports Week activities (Tuesday).

Story time – Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival.

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Circle time – The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas

Literacy – Draw your own colour monster to colour in. Use colours that describe your lock down feelings.  Label your monster with words to describe your feelings.

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, trick word trucks and game.

Mathematics – Read numerals 0-20, counting in 1’s, 2’s and 10’s. Write numerals 0-9.

Outdoor play - North Sefton Sports Week activities (Wednesday).

Storytime – I am Enough by Grace Byers.

 

THURSDAY

Circle time – Be Kind by Pat Zietlow

Literacy – Word Game – spell phase 2 high frequency words.

Phonics – www.phonicsplay.co.uk, phase 3 speed trial, trick word trucks and game.

Mathematics – Read numerals 0-20, counting in 1’s, 2’s and 10’s. Number Bingo to 100.

Outdoor play - North Sefton Sports Week activities (Thursday).

Story time – Now by Antoinette Portis.

 

All of the above stories can be found on youtube.  Throughout the day the children will also have ‘busy time’ where they explore the continuous provision activities within the classroom. 

Sefton School Games Week (Starting 20th June)

Please share your celebrations, videos, photos from National School Sports at Home 2020 via twitter @NorthSeftonSG. @birkdaleprimary

 

It would be fantastic to see as many young people and their families from across North Sefton having fun and taking part #NSSWtogether

 

Please see the activity timetable below.

update 15/6/2020

We know how hard you have all been learning at home and we are super pleased with all of the work you have handed in from Purple Mash since lock down began.  However, from June 22nd, we will be posting all of your homeschooling activities on our class web page.  The topic will change each week and will follow a whole school themed approach.  The activities will have the same objectives as those taught in school.  The themes will be as follows;

Week One - Well-being

Week Two - The World Around Us

Week Three - Sports

Week Four - Moving On

 

For those children who are not returning on the 22nd June, we would still like to see what you achieve at home so.... post your pictures on our BPS twitter page.

update 1/6/2020

Have a look at the link below to Oak Academy. Daily lessons that include videos to support the lesson. Fun and practical. 

update 17/5/2020

 

For the next two weeks, Reception children will be learning through the topic of 'Minibeasts' which is a topic that we would have explored this term in school.  It's always been a topic that children really enjoy and we didn't want them to miss out while we are all at home on lockdown.  We have put together an extensive list of some activities for you to try and do at home but it is only a guide.  If you have some of your own minibeast activities that you would like to do, then that is great!  We would like you to keep a record of the activities you carryout at home and bring into school when we return in June or when we see you next. There will be no activities set on Purple Mash for the next two weeks however, please continue to explore the games and mini mash if you wish too.  Have fun!

 

 

 

Minibeasts

 

Mathematics

  • Create a graph to show all the different minibeasts you find in your garden and how many there are of each.
  • Make some play dough worms and order them according to their length.  Describe the worms using language such as shorter than, longer than, shortest, longest.
  • Create a symmetrical butterfly.
  • Count, estimate and double the number of spots on a ladybird.
  • Add plastic minibeasts together or take some away.  Find the total amount.

 

 

Language, Literacy and Communication

  • Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar or The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle/watch on youtube
  • Choose you own minibeast stories to read eg Superworm, What the Ladybird Heard, The Cautious Caterpillar, Mad about Minibeasts, Aaaargghh Spider!, Harry the Poisonous Centipede and  Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.
  • Make a zigzag book about minibeasts.  You might include labels and sentences as well as pictures to illustrate your findings.
  • Learn about the life cycles of different minibeasts eg spiders, butterflies, beetles, worms and ants..
  • Write three facts about a minibeast.
  • What am I? Write or describe a minibeast.
  • Have a picnic in the garden and write a list of foods you had to eat
  • If I was an insect I would be a …?  Write about what insect you would be and why?

 

Understanding the World

  • Make a bug house out of a plastic bottle or a tin can.
  • Make a wormery or an ant world.
  • Make a fruit salad. 
  • Map a map of where you have found different minibeasts in your outside area whether it be the garden or the park.
  • Have a snail race. 
  • Sow some wild flower seeds in your garden to attract bees.
  • Make a pitfall trap to see which insects are in your garden.  Dig a hole just big enough to sink a small pot or jar in it.  Then place 4 pebbles at each corner and lay a tile on top.  Check the trap every day so see which creatures have fallen in.  Don’t forget to put them back in the garden.
  • Insect nature art – create an insect in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.
  • Make a 3D minibeast out of anything crafty you have at home.
  • Paint a minibeast
  • Playdough bug fossil – push plastic bugs into play dough to leave a print.

updates 13/5/2020

Are you looking for some inspiration for different

things to do at home?

Try some of these websites for ideas.....

 

https://www.seftondirectory.com/kb5/sefton/directory/advice.page?id=1Vg0VbjhmNY&localofferchannel=0 

A list of useful resources from Sefton council.

 

http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources 

This website includes plans for rhyming multi-sensory stories with Makaton and links for music activities. There are also videos on how to learn how to juggle, play boccia and making sensory dough.

 

https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources 

Some nice English and Maths activities that you can print off at home.

 

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/ 

These are free learning packs. 

 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

This has some nice links and practical ideas for things to do.

 

https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science 

We know a lot of you have enjoyed your own projects at home- you could use this website to explore some more ideas for Science.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups 

Some nice little PE based activities.

 

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty 

Mental health and wellbeing document from British Psychology Society. 

 

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We hope everyone is still keeping healthy and happy! Below are some musical links you may enjoy!

Camerata mini music makers:

https://www.youtube.com/user/manccamerata 

 

Marvellous Musical Podcasts – David Walliams http://marvellousmusicalpodcast.com/

 

RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) Music Challenges 
https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=rsno+challenge

 

Royal Opera House, creative learning at home

https://learning-platform.roh.org.uk/create-and-learn/

 

 

VE Day Celebrations - Explore some of the activities in our challenge box. Don't forget to upload your pictures to our school Twitter page.

Create a Covid-19 time capsule to record this moment in history. Download the file, print out and complete the activity sheets. You can also add your own personal belongings to it as well.

Spring into Spring - Fun activities to try at home.

                           

 

 

updates 5/5/2020

Keeping fit at home! 

As many of you are aware, Mr Murphy who teaches PE throughout our school is uploading daily challenges on social media platforms for families to complete at home. I would encourage you all to take part in these fun games! In addition to this there is also weekly sport challenges that you can complete from North Sefton Sports Games. 

 

Mr Murphy - multi sports = @sportscubed  (On Twitter) 

 

North Sefton Sports Games = @NorthSeftonSG (On Twitter)

 

 

updates 2/5/2020

SPRING HAS ARRIVED ... at last!  

It was so lovely to speak to you at home this week and to hear your very chatty voices.  You have been doing some lovely things at home with your family from baking to painting to playing in paddling pools in the sun!  You are all missing school and seeing your friends as are your teachers, but hopefully we can return to school once it is safe for us to do.  In the meantime ...

 

If you have taken part in the 'Share a Story Reading Challenge' we would love to know how many books/stories you have read at home. You can send a message on Purple Mash where it says 'Hand in note' on the 2Do's ... or send a tweet on Twitter.

 

There's also another challenge this week for anyone who wants to enter.  It's to write about 'My Life in Lockdown'.  It's for all schools in Southport to enter.  Mr Sheeran has put a letter on the school website homepage outlining the details of this project if you want to take part.

 

updates 20/4/2020

With it being the Easter holiday last week, we realised that you have probably been busy doing lots of other family things as not many of you had logged on to Purple Mash.  Therefore, the activities available this week are the same as last week so that lots of you don't miss out.  They will be updated next Monday.

 

Take a look at ....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons - KS1. Links to every curriculum subject.

 

Here are some free apps that you might want to download through

apple app store.  

 

  • PocketPhonics Stories - you can select the reading level and handwriting  script. Stories link to each letter of the alphabet. 
  • Read with Phonic Games, ages 4+ - phase 2 and phase 3 sounds.
  • Stories from CBeebies - you can download stories from your favourite CBeebies programmes.  Then select 'Read to Me' or 'Read to Myself'. 

 

updates 2/4/2020

YouTube - oxbridgebaby has a very large selection of traditional stories and nursery rhymes that are sung or read aloud for you children to listen and join in with. Quite nice for a bit of quiet time!

 

youtube - kidstv123 have a wealth of songs and videos to support maths, phonics and other links to the curriculum.  We have used this in class to support our teaching topics. Most recently our planet song.🚀

 

 

updates 29/3/2020

I've found a few more websites which are full of fun activities.  Take a look at www.familylearning.org.uk - reading, number and healthy living activities to do and ...

 

www.activeforlife.com - fun, physical activities and games to keep children moving and ...

 

www.hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk - helpful ideas for children from birth to 5 years old.

 

 

From Monday 23rd onwards until further notice

 

Please check www.purplemash.com every Monday for your child's weekly learning activities.  Activities will be uploaded every Monday to be completed and submitted by Friday of that week.  Activities will link to the weeks learning objectives and will include phonics, mathematics and a topic themed activity.

 

As well as www.purplemash.com there are a wealth of activities and experiences that you will share with your child while the school is closed.  Some suggestions might include;

 

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.phonicsplay.co.uk - phase 2 and 3

www.busythings.co.uk - all curriculum areas

www.topmarks.co.uk - age 5-7, English and Maths games

www.cbeebies.co.uk - numberblocks, alphablocks

www.jollyphonics.co.uk - phase 2 and 3 songs

www.phonicsbloom.com - phase 2,3,4

 

Below are some songs that we sing in class from www.youtube.co.uk that you might find useful to continue with at home.

 

Counting by 2's, 10's -Kid's TV 123

Doubles! Doubles!

Let's all do the 10 dance

 

Fun things to do at home 

Have a go at ... writing numbers, sharing stories, planting bulbs or flowers, keep a plant diary, make an Easter card, have a lego challenge, make a bug house, play a board game, paint a picture, keep fit, make a music band, dress up and become a story teller, ride your bike without stabilizers, learn to skip with a skipping rope, make a den outside, go on a bug hunt, make a shoe box about your favourite traditional story and enjoy being at home with your family making memories.

 

We look forward to seeing you when the school reopens. 

 

Hello and welcome to R2's class web page

 


We are......
Mrs Ellis and Mrs Abram
and of course, our class of 30 children.

 

Also in Reception and shared between R1 and R2 are Mrs Jones and Mrs Brand who are our class teaching assistants.

 

 

We start our school year with a staggered entry system so here is a reminder of the starting times

 

Thursday 5th & Friday 6th - 9.00 -11.30 am or 1.00 - 3.30 pm

Mon 9th, Tues 10th, Wed 11th - 8.50 am - 1.15 pm

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th 8.50 am - 3.10 pm

 

 

At the start of the school day both R1 and R2 will enter through the double blue doors.  The doors will shut at 9am.  If you arrive after this time then you will need to go to the school office to sign your child in.

 

At home time, R1 will exit through the double blue doors and R2 through the white door by the ramp.  We kindly ask that your a very patient with staff at home time as we only let one child leave at a time.  As you can imagine it will take staff a few weeks to become familiar with parents, grandparents and family friends.  If someone other than a parent is collecting your child at home time, we ask that you inform yours child's class teacher in the morning on the door. 

 

A FEW REMINDERS

* All school uniform should be named

* Children can bring a sports top water bottle in to school containing plain water only

* Book bags should be brought in to school everyday.

* PE bags should contain a white t-shirt, blue shorts and pumps.

 

We are very lucky to have a sports coach who teaches PE to all the children in the school at some point throughout the school year.  His name is Mr Murphy and he will be teaching PE to R2 on Monday mornings. 

 

 

Our class topic this term is 'All About Me'. 

We hope you have been very busy this summer filling your 'All About Me' bag full of things about you.  We are really looking forward to seeing what you bring in. 

 

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I cannot believe that we are already half way through the year! This Spring Term began with looking at books in our Literacy sessions all about Winter - Bear Snores On, William's Winter Wish and Jack Frost, to name a few. We learned all about Arctic Animals and how they survive in freezing conditions. This half term we are reading books all about the Big Wide World - Aliens Love Underpants, Man on the Moon and later introducing Traditional Tales to begin to use narrative in our writing. In Mathematics we are covering money - learning how to 'shop' for items and 'buy' items using different coins, addition, number bonds to 10/20, 2D /3D shape, time, measure and subtraction. We will be looking at different strategies to work out different number problems.  Our Art work is linked to the books we cover in Literacy alongside baking, model making, role play. 

We are going to be very busy learning and enjoying ourselves in the process!

 

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