# Reception Home Learning – Monday 4th May

Good morning everyone

I hope you have had a lovely weekend – it was nice that the sun came out again on Saturday at least, wasn’t it?  It’s feeling very much like Spring so this week we are going to learning about life-cycles.  We’ll still be doing some reading and writing everyday and maths this week will be using all your maths skills to calculate some written maths problems.  Parents – we understand that some of you are finding it difficult to access the Oxford Owl books – you need to be logged into the site before you click the link.  We are using this site as there are so many de-codable books on their site – the parents who are finding that their children’s reading is improving.  If you have any issues with it please e-mail us on reception@lingsprimary.org.uk

Speaking

So today, we are going to look at the life cycle of a plant.  A life cycle is how an animal or plant develops and changes over time.  Have a look at this video –

Can you see how the life cycle started with a seed and ended with new seeds to plant.  Listen to me telling this story as well and you will see that it also starts and ends with seeds.

So can you talk to your grown ups about the life cycle of a sun flower?  And also what do plants need to grow? (water, warmth and light).

If we were at school we would all have planted out own seeds to look after and grow but because we can’t do that Mrs O’Hagan has planted you all your very own seed!!  We can watch them grow over the coming weeks and when we get back to school you can all have yours.

Please note in phonics your child needs only do set A, B or C – check with us if you are not sure which set they should be doing.

Phonics:

A
Write the sounds:

r Start in between the top and bottom line, down up and over.
n Start in between the top and bottom line, down, up over, down.
m Start in between the top and bottom line, down, up over, down, up over , down.
h Start at the top line, down, down up a bit, over and down.

Write the sentence – adult to say the sentence and the child to write what they hear:
The bug is at the top of the hill.

Read – Peck Peck https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/13014.html

B
Practice saying and writing sh, ch, qu, ng, th, wh, ck, ai, ay, ee and igh.  Remember where to start – is it a tall letter, a small letter or a tail letter? Make sure you move your pencil the right way.
Write the sentence – adult to say the sentence and the child to write what they hear:
The snail is on the top of the green shed.
Read – On Nok’s Trail – www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/12988.html

C
Practice saying and writing ai, ay, ee, igh, ie, oo, ar, ow, oa, aw. Remember where to start – is it a tall letter, a small letter or a tail letter?
Write the sentence – adult to say the sentence and the child to write what they hear:
The sun is bright today.  I must put on my sunscreen.  I do not want to be bright pink.
Read – The Sea Gull – www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/13000.html  (The children have not learnt the ea sound for ee yet but you can just tell them it is another way to spell ee).

Maths

In maths this week we are going to visit the garden centre every day (I wish!).  If you can could you print out or draw (or have the real things) some seeds, some flowers, some pots and some spade – 5 of each would be ideal.  Like this –

1p                        2p                                5p                                        10p

In class we would set the children different calculations depending on whether they were secure in addition, subtraction and counting up in 2s, 5s and 10s.    I would suggest that you do this every day this week and see how your child progresses.  It doesn’t matter what level they get up to but here’s an example of how we would progress with the children –

I buy some seeds and a flower – how much does that cost? (do lots of permutations of 2 items)

I buy some seeds and a flower and a pot – how much does that cost? (then 3 items)

I buy 2 pots and a flower – how much does that cost?

I buy 2 spades and 5 flowers (begin using larger numbers)

I have 10p and buy a pot.  How much change do I need? (addition and subtraction)

I have 10p.  I buy 2 flowers and a seed – how much change do I need? (more complicated addition and subtraction)

How many flowers can I buy for 10p (starting counting up in 2s, 5s and 10s)

I have 20p and buy…..how much change do I need?

Most of the children will not be able to do these final ones but do not worry.  As you work with your child you can see what level they are working with.  Get them to set up a little shop and you can pretend to visit – they add up how much money they need to give you (use real money ideally).  I am not going to give you lots of maths this week as if you are able to do this it will really consolidate their addition and subtraction.  They can use number lines, numicon or beads to help with the calculations.

Understanding the World

The robin family are still doing well. The mum and dad are in and out feeding the chicks all day – I think that there are four in there.  The bird box is actually for a blue tit but the plastic discs that were covering the light holes for the camera both fell out and the robins are using these – usually going in one way and out the other.  You can see that here with the box.

For tomorrow, can you think of any other animals that lay eggs apart from birds?

That was a busy day?  Well done to everyone – parents, carers and children who are working from home.  Keep in touch this week so we know who we need to send certificates to.

### 2 thoughts on “Reception Home Learning – Monday 4th May”

• 4th May 2020 at 12:42 pm
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Zanti really enjoyed looking at all the different animals that lay eggs, she knew that snakes and ladybirds lay eggs and we looked at lots of others.

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• 5th May 2020 at 10:11 am
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Well done Zanti! You are finding out lots while you are at home, well done! Mrs O’Hagan 🙂

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