Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough

Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409

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Reception

Welcome to Reception

Mrs Woodhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Osborne

Miss Graham

Miss Carney

Teacher Teaching Assistant  Teacher Teaching Assistant

Below is a useful link to help parents read at home with their child written by the Booktrust:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/misc/reading-with-your-child/reading-with-your-child-booklet-for-parents.pdf

Week Beginning 6th July

We have had a fantastic week doing ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French. The children have been working really hard in their bubbles. Just look how busy we have been!

We hope that the children who are home learning have had just as much fun completing the activities. Please remember to send your work to  homelearning@dweschool.org so we can show your friends your wonderful work!

Exercise

Please read about our stay at home Sports Day below. Good luck everyone! 

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Phonics and Reading

Sounds focus

y, z, qu

Segment and blend words

yap, yes, yell, zip, zigzag, web, wax, six, quack, quiz, quick

For example, y-a-p  -  yap

Play - Pick a word

Write the words yes, yap, yell, yip, yank, yit, yot, yan, yig zip, zigzag, buzz, zop, zan quick, quack, quit, quip, quill, quest, quin, quacks, quon, quist, quass on paper. Mix them up and ask your child to pick up a word and segment and blend the word and the read the word aloud. This could be done over a couple of days.

Don’t forget there are lots of other activities in the Phonics PDF.

Read

Can your child read the Phase 3 sentences in the PDF below? Can they find the words that include y, z and the digraph qu?

Maths and English

Read ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet’ by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOjs4irfAw

Read ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past’ by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xedt1N1AGgA

This week’s activities can be found here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

*Challenge

To write a sentence about each of the dinosaur pictures from the templates below. These do not have to be printed off.

Example (for the Spinosaurus picture)

The dinosaur likes to eat fish.

Fun Things

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 Build-a-Dino Template.pdfDownload
 Dinosaur Fact Cards.pdfDownload
 Dinosaur Mindfulness Colouring.pdfDownload
 Dot-to-Dots.pdfDownload
 Make a Dinosaur Egg Fossil.pdfDownload
 Make a Dinosaur Fossil.pdfDownload
 Volcano Cone.pdfDownload
 Volcano Experiment.pdfDownload
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PSHE

Label parts of the body. You could use the template below, draw around your child or draw a person on paper. Label as many parts of the body as possible including inside the body. Ask, ‘Can you name different parts of the body?’ ‘What does each part do?’ ‘Why is it important?’

Talk Time

Can your child say what each part does? If you have one available look at a non-fiction book about the body. Talk about the senses. Can they find things that taste, smell, touch, look, hear nice/horrible and say why?

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Have a lovely week!

Week Beginning 29th June

Hello everyone! We hope that you enjoyed the sunshine last week. It was lovely to see some of our reception children at school again. Have a look at how busy we have been!

 

We hope that children who are continuing to learn from home are enjoying their time with their families? We miss you! Please remember to send your photographs to homelearning@dweschool.org so we can see how hard you are working!

Phonics and Reading

This week’s sounds focus: j, v, w, x

Then can your child segment and blend the words below (For example, f-o-x – fox):

fox, jet, jam, wag, wig, box, van, vest, wink, junk, wind, vet, web, wax, six

Play 'Sound Jump.' Ask your child to sit down and give them the sounds j, v, w, x. Then say different sounds (don’t forget digraphs and trigraphs). When you say j, v, w, or x your child has to jump up holding the correct card and shuting the sound out.

Don’t forget there are lots of other activities in the Phonics PDF

Can your child read the Phase 3 sentences below? Can they find the words that include j, v, w, x?

 

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Maths and English

This week’s White Rose activities can be found here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

A link to ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yvllKqyVUc

A link to ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’ by Vivian French:

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

A link to ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’ by Vivian French:

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

 

*Challenge

To write a shopping list.

Below is the template that you can print off at home.

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PSHE

Watch and join in with Something Special | Mr Tumble's Staying Healthy Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLS75fLIeJA

Provide 2 plates and a large selection of objects/pictures of foods. Ask the children to sort them according to what is healthy and not so healthy for our bodies. Ask: 'What do we need to do to keep our body healthy and happy?' Look through the pictures/objects and discuss how they were sorted. Ask: 'What will happen if we eat not so healthy food all the time?' 'How would it make us feel?' 'What would happen to our bodies?' 'What do we need to do to keep healthy and happy?'

Fun Things

Potato printing

Make a fruit kebab

Make vegetable soup

Make a milkshake

https://sillyfishlearning.com/2017/06/beans/ ‘Beans Game’

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 Olivers Vegetables Colouring Sheets.pdfDownload
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Have fun!

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 Phase 2 and 3 (Parents Workshop New BcED).pdfDownload
 Phonics Progression Website.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 22nd June

From Tuesday, we begin to welcome nursery and reception children back to school. All the teachers are very excited to see you all again. For those children continuing with their home learning, we will update our page weekly for you.

Phonics

Play ‘Phonics Pop’

https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html

Ask your child to listen to the sound and click on that sound to pop it. Then play one of the following games:

  • I Spy
  • Noughts and crosses
  • Pairs
  • Snap                                                                                                                       

*Challenge

Try to use the digraphs qu, ch, sh,  th

Reading

Please continue to practice keywords and read books at home. Aim for at least 10 minutes a day.

Maths and English

Read ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog

This weeks activities can be found here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ 

*Challenge

To write a book review. How many stars do you give Zog? What is Zog like? What is your favourite part of the story?

 

Below are some templates that you can print off at home or copy that will support your child with some of the activities in this story. 

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 Rainbow Template.pdfDownload
 Tell Me A Your Dragon Template.pdfDownload
 Ten Frame Template.pdfDownload
 Zog Book Review.pdfDownload
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Fun Things

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 Dragon Colouring.pdfDownload
 Zog Colouring.pdfDownload
 Zog Maze.pdfDownload
 Zog Spot the Difference.pdfDownload
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Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Encourage your child to talk about and ask questions about the photographs below. Who are these people? What are they like and what do you think is happening in the picture?

Look at a picture of your own family. Talk about names, what each person is like, what jobs/activities they do. Just like the adults in our families have jobs (working/making lunch boxes/giving baths) to look after the family, children have jobs too. What does your child think their job is in your family? What jobs should  they do? What would happen if no one did their jobs?

*Challenge

To remember to help Mummy or Daddy with your job(s) around the house this week. We would love to see you helping your family. Don’t forget to send your photos to homelearning@dweschool.org

Week Beginning 15th June

We hope that you enjoyed last week’s story on White Rose Maths. We can’t believe another week has passed already! We have seen some fantastic work related to The Princess and the Wizard. Well done! Remember to send your pictures to homelearning@dweschool.org. Children at Denton West End have been very busy in the past week. Please take some time to have a look at all of their wonderful work on the Galleries page of the website. Below are some more suggestions for home learning this week. We hope that you enjoy them. 

Phonics

This week we would like children to play Dragons Den online on Phonics Play:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/dragons-den

Choose Phase 3 and then Revise all Phase 3 words. Do you know which digraph or trigraph is in each word?

*Challenge

Write out some real words and made up alien words (e.g. tud, jup, fub). Place these in a pile and using 2 containers, label one with the ‘Green Dragon’ and the other with the ‘Red Dragon’. Can your child read the word and decide if it should be given to the Green Dragon (a real word) or the Red Dragon (an alien word).

Reading

Please continue to practice keywords and read books at home from the list below.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

https://www.getepic.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

If your child is able to read all the words from the list below they could begin to practice to write keywords. Below are examples of ways your child can learn how to spell new words. We would suggest that you learn no more than six new words a week and only complete one activity at a time.

  • Writing the word in a sentence
  • Putting the words in a word search
  • Pyramid words
  • Drawing a picture for the word
  • Put it in a silly sentence
  • Rainbow words
  • write the word in sand/rice
  • Use paint or water to write the word with a paint brush
  • Use chalk or whiteboard pens
  • Write letters on pebbles and make a word

Maths and English

Read Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox by Julia Donaldson:

https://youtu.be/BYey1fzbIiI

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 Day-2-Princess-Mirror-Belle.pdfDownload
 Day-3-Princess-Mirror-Belle.pdfDownload
 Day-4-Princess-Mirror-Belle.pdfDownload
 Day-5-Princess-Mirror-Belle.pdfDownload
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These activities can also be found here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Below are some templates that you can print off at home or copy that will support your child with some of the activities in this story. 

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 Mirror Template.pdfDownload
 Repeating Pattern Template.pdfDownload
 Scroll Template.docDownload
 Ten Frame Template.pdfDownload
 Thought Bubble Template.docxDownload
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How to use a tens frame:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6dpqPuHNmo

Fun Things

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 princess-mirror-belle-drawing.pdfDownload
 princess-mirror-belle-spot-the-difference.pdfDownload
 princess-mirror-belle-wordsearch.pdfDownload
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Father’s Day

On Sunday 21st June it is Father’s Day. Below are some ideas if your child would like to make their Daddy a card at home to say thank you for everything that they do for them. We hope that all our Dads have a lovely day!

Week Beginning 8th June

Happy Monday everyone! We hope that you have enjoyed the last two weeks and are now ready to continue with your home learning. Remember to send your pictures to homelearning@dweschool.org We have loved seeing you exercising, learning your numbers, practicing your writing and drawing pictures. We are very proud of you all for trying your best with your families. I wonder what wonderful things you will achieve this week?

Phonics

This week we would like children to focus on the digraph 'er' and the trigraph 'ure.’ Use the links below and then choose one of the activities from the Phonics PowerPoint to play with your child.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos?app=desktop (Lesson 20 Reception)

*Challenge

To complete a phase 2 or phase 3 tricky word wordsearch.

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 Phase 2 Tricky Word Wordsearch.pdfDownload
 Phase 3 Tricky Word Wordsearch.pdfDownload
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Reading

Please continue to practise keywords and read books at home from the list below.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

https://www.getepic.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

Maths

Listen to Miss Graham read ‘The Princess and the Wizard’ by Julia Donaldson.

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 Day-1-The-Princess-and-the-Wizard.pdfDownload
 Day-2-The-Princess-and-the-Wizard.pdfDownload
 Day-3-The-Princess-and-the-Wizard.pdfDownload
 Day-4-The-Princess-and-the-Wizard.pdfDownload
 Day-5-The-Princess-and-the-Wizard.pdfDownload
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These activities can also be found here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Below are some templates that you can print off at home or copy that will support your child with some of the activities in this story. We hope you have a lovely week!

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 Crown Template.pdfDownload
 Outfit Template.pdfDownload
 Potion Bottle Template.pdfDownload
 Scroll Template.docDownload
 Sock Template.rtfDownload
 Spell Template.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 18th May

Hello reception! We hope that you have had another lovely week with your families. Miss Graham has been planting seeds with Charlie and Grace. We have planted sunflowers and Venus fly traps, as well as carrot tops and potatoes. We can't wait to watch them grow. Has anyone else been planting seeds? Could tell us how to look after them? Remember to send your pictures to homelearning@dweschool.org! Here are some ideas for activities that children can do at home. We hope you have a fun and happy week!

Phonics

This week we would like children to focus on the digraphs 'ow' and 'oi' and the trigraphs 'ear' and 'air'. There are videos that your child can watch below and then choose one of the activities from the Phonics PowerPoint to play with your child. You could also ask your child which phonics games they like to play at school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

The DfE have also put a range of phonics videos on YouTube to support your child at home.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos?app=desktop

Reading

Please continue to read books from Oxford Owl and practise keywords from the list below.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Read any farm information books you may have at home or visit.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b0798kz4/down-on-the-farm

Play 'Who Am I?’ Guessing Game. Read the sentences to your child. Can they guess the farm animal it is?

*Challenge

To come up with their own farm animal riddles. Can you guess their animal?

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 What am I Farm Animal Guessing Game.pdfDownload
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Maths

To complete the Farm Word Problems above. To help your child with these, you can draw pictures and use objects.

Science – Humpty Dumpty Egg Drop

Let your little scientists get experimental at home with this fab egg science experiment:

Equipment:

  • You will need:
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • 3 sandwich-size plastic zip storage bags
  • Black permanent marker
  • Marbles
  • Shredded paper
  • Cotton balls (or any other materials you want to use)

Method:

1. Use the permanent marker to draw a Humpty Dumpty face on each of the hard-boiled eggs.
2. Fill each plastic bag with a different material: marbles, shredded paper and cotton balls.
3. Next, make a prediction. What do you think will happen to Humpty Dumpty? Which materials do you think will keep Humpty from breaking and why? Which          materials do you think will make Humpty break and why? Discuss the different materials with the children and whether they are soft or hard. How do you think the materials can be used in a different way to keep Humpty from cracking? This could be verbal or written down.
4. Drop each of the bags from two feet and record the results either verbally, written down on paper, a whiteboard or the downloadable sheet below.

 

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Other books that you can enjoy with your child

  • What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
  • What the Ladybird Heard Next by Julia Donaldson
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Farmyard Hullaballo by Giles Andrea
  • Topsy and Tim: At the Farm by Jean Adamson
  • From Egg to Chicken by Gerald Legg

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is kindness. We are asking children to think about what the word ‘kind’ means? How are they kind to other people? How are other people kind to them? Our challenge is for everyone to do one kind act for someone in their family. Please let us know via home learning what you have done. Remember that smiling and laughing can make us feel happy!

homelearning@dweschool.org.

We hope that all of our children have a super holiday and we will see you all back at school very soon!

Week Beginning 11th May

Good morning reception. We hope that you all enjoyed celebrating VE Day at home. We celebrated with picnics in our gardens with our families. Please keep sending in your photographs, they are lovely to see! To continue with our farm theme, here is some of the learning that your child would have been doing at school this week. Please don’t feel that you have to do all of the activities listed, but please aim to read every day for 10 minutes or more a day and practise your keywords.

Phonics

This week we would like children to focus on the digraphs oo (as in moon), ar, or, ur. There are videos that your child can watch below and then choose one of the activities from the Phonics PowerPoint to play with your child. You could also ask your child which phonics games they like to play at school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

The DfE have also put a range of phonics videos on YouTube to support your child at home.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos?app=desktop

Reading

Read the story of ‘Farmer Duck’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/story-time-farmer-duck

Here are some examples of questions you can ask your child. These will help you to see how much your child understands about the story.

  • What animals live on a farm?
  • Who did the duck live with?
  • What did the farmer do all day?
  • Why was the duck fed up?
  • What did the farmer ask the duck and what did the duck reply?
  • Why did the other animals get very upset?
  • What happened to the farmer in the end?
  • Can you think of words to describe the farmer?
  • Can you make up another ending to the story?

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Please continue to read books from Oxford Owl and practise keywords from the list below.

Maths

Mapping – Get the children to map out or design a farm layout. Get them to think about which animals need lots of space and which animals might be good next to each other - or not!

*Challenge

When your child has drawn their map, they can write instructions or say how to reach particular animal pens from the main entrance.  Examples of positional language that they could use are above, below, inside, outside, in, out, under, next to, beside, left, right, on top of.

Understanding the World

Draw a picture of some of the different foods that farmers grow in their fields in the UK. Don’t forget to label your pictures.

Physical

We know you are all very good at keeping active so please keep up with your daily exercise.

 

We would love to see some of the work that your child is busy doing at home, so please keep some special pieces or take some photographs and we will have a look at them when we are back at school. Alternatively, you can email them to homelearning@dweschool.org.

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Week Beginning 4th May

Good morning! We hope that you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for this week's activities. We are very proud of the children and love some of the photographs and messages we have received via the home learning email. Please stay safe and we hope to see you all very soon!

 

Phonics

This week we would like children to focus on the digraphs ai, ee, oa and the trigraph igh. Children can watch the videos below and then choose one of the activities from the Phonics PowerPoint to play with your child. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

 

Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aynZh1-fsBg

Here are some examples of questions you can ask your child. These will help you to see how much your child understands about the story.-

  • What did the rake do to the fox?
  • What animals could you see at the pond?
  • How did Rosie get past the haycock?
  • What happened to the fox at the mill?
  • What did the bees do to the fox?
  • Did Rosie know that the fox was following her?
  • Why do you think the fox was following Rosie?

 

Maths

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zr99cqt (counting 10-20)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmqtbdm/resources/1 (counting to 20)

Play bingo. Make a board with numbers 0-20 and have corresponding picture cards. Ask all players to pick 4 picture cards. Turn over a number card one by one. When the number and the picture card match put it onto top. The first player to cover all their picture cards wins.

If you have access to a printer you could print off these cards:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-n-1291-counting-matching-puzzle

Alternatively, you could make these cards with your child by asking them to draw the objects or cut and stick from a catalogue or magazine.

*Challenge

To be able to count forwards and backwards from any number from 0-20. To recognise numbers 0-20 and to be able to match number to quantity. For example, to count out 13 sweets for the number 13. 

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z478gwx/articles/zb33pg8

Friday 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since Germany surrendered at the end of the Second World War. On VE (Victory in Europe) Day in 1945, millions took to the streets to celebrate peace after years of devastating war. In celebration of this important event in history, children could draw, colour, paint or collage the British flag or make bunting. Sadly, to mark this special event there will be no street parties this year, but children could organise and help to prepare their own special picnic lunch in commemoration.

 

We would love to see some of the work that your child is busy doing at home, so please keep some special pieces or take some photographs and we will have a look at them when we are back at school. Alternatively you can email them to homelearning@dweschool.org.                    

Week Beginning 27th April

We hope that you enjoyed last week’s activities and that your child feels safe and happy during this time. We are missing them very much and hope to see them very soon! Here are some ideas for you and your child to complete at home. Please remember that the activities are not compulsory, but we would like your child to read for 10 minutes or more every day and practice their keywords.

 

Phonics

This week we would like children to focus on the digraphs ch, sh, th, ng. There are videos that your child can watch below and then choose one of the activities from the Phonics PowerPoint to play with your child. You could also ask your child which phonics games they like to play at school?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

 

Reading

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-l-52275-the-little-red-hen-ebook

Here are some examples of questions you can ask your child. These will help you to see how much your child understands about the story:

- Who is that? (Point to different characters).

- What colour is the dog, duck, mill?

- The Little Red Hen asked 'Who will help me plant these grains of wheat?' What did the dog say?

- Why is the dog described as being lazy?

- What did the hen need to cut?

- Who helped the Little Red Hen take the wheat to the mill?

- Who ate the bread?

- How are the cat and dog the same?

- How is bread and pizza the same?

- What would you do to help the Little Red Hen?

 

Maths

Watch:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znyyscw/articles/zm29rj6 (money)

Investigate coins. Place a bag of coins on a table and ask your child to have a look at them. ‘What colour are they?’ ‘Can you see any numbers on the coins?’ ‘What else do you notice?’ Can your child match coins from the bag to another set on the table?

Make a farm shop with your child. You could include potatoes, carrots, eggs, flour, oranges, bananas, cheese etc. Label all the items with prices from 1p up to 20p. Give your child a purse with 1p coins in it (you can make the coins out of paper). Ask your child to count the coins. ‘How many have they got?’ Let your child buy items from the shop counting out their coins to make sure they have the correct amount. Encourage your child to touch each one as they are counting. Also allow your child to be the shop keeper.

- How many more one-pence coins will you need to make five pence?

- How much money will you have left when you have paid two pence for that potato?'

- ‘How much would you need to buy 2 potatoes?’

- ‘If I wanted to buy an apple and a banana how much would that cost?’

*Challenge

Play a game of exchange, showing that you will give them a 2p coin, if they can find two 1p coins to exchange with you. Try this for different amounts.

Expressive Arts and Design

If you would like more activities to do with your child here are some ideas:

- Handprint Little Red Hens:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-11799-handprint-little-red-hens-activity

Home Learning

Week Beginning 20th April

We hope that you have had a wonderful Easter and received some lovely gifts from the Easter Bunny! Here are some activities that you can do with your child this week.

Mindfulness

Headspace helps children learn to be mindful in an enjoyable fun, engaging way. There are lots of activities that teach children the basics of mindfulness. They’ll practice breathing exercises, visualizations and even try some focus-based meditation. Watch the video below where Barbie joins Eve, female voice of Headspace, to experience a custom meditation for kids, centred around kindness and other exercises:

https://www.headspace.com/barbie

Cosmic yoga also has a lot of ‘brain break’ activities and relaxations on their app that your child may enjoy.

Phonics

Please refer to the PowerPoint. There are a lot of ideas for helping your child at home with phonics.

Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Please continue to read books from Oxford Owl. At this point in the academic year children should be able to read books with a red band. If your child is able to read the yellow or blue banded books, please make sure they are fluent and not sounding out too many words. It is also important to ask questions about what they are reading, so they have a good understanding of the story or information book. For support with these questions please refer to the relevant’ Book Band Targeted Questions’ on Target Tracker Observations.

If your child needs more support with their reading please continue to read the pink banded books and practice keywords. Ten minutes or more of reading every day is expected.

This week read ‘A Dog’s Diary’ to your child. They can read it after you if they want to.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-school/oxford-owl-ebook-collection?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=&age_group=&series=&level=book+band+2%3A+red&book_type=&view_style=image#

  • Look at the information, picture and title on the front cover.
  • Have you or somebody you know got a dog? What do they like to so?
  • What does your child think the dog in the book will like to do?
  • Can you remember some of the things that Pip the dog did?
  • Did you like the book? Why/ Why not?
  • Why not try the play activities at the top of the page?

Writing

This week we are asking your child to write a short diary piece about what they like to do during the day. This could just be one sentence or more. You could do this over a couple of days.

For example, ‘Ben’s Diary,’ ‘On Monday I played with my toys.’ Your child should say their idea out loud, then say each word sounding it out and using correct letter formation to write the sound that they can hear. Play, may become ply (this is okay!). Remember to use a finger space between each word.

Your child is able to do this themselves, so please do not write this for them or allow them to copy your writing. When your child has written the sentence, are they able to read their work to you? Are you able to read what they have written too? Again sounds mats, which also show correct letter formation and writing examples are on Target Tracker Observations to support you.

When they have finished they could draw a picture and colour it in.

*Challenge

To use time connectives First, Then, Next and Finally. Don’t forget your full stops and capital letters.

Maths

Watch the Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnQHE04kzPY

Act out the story involving your child. Look at each picture and share a number of cookies between different numbers of people (using salt dough, playdough or real cookies and plates). For more guidance and questions please refer to:

https://nrich.maths.org/13534

*Challenge

Instead of changing the number of children, you could change the number of cookies to share, and explore which numbers ‘work’.

For more activities like this one visit:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Science

Children to observe different flower’s in the garden. Dissect one of the flowers so children can examine the different parts of the plant. Can you paint/draw/ take photographs of the flower you have found?

*Challenge

Do you know what the parts of the plant are called? Label the flower using the words flower, leaf, stem and roots.

Art                   

How to draw a dog step –by-step.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re4aKD1mHAg

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

It helps to pause the clip so that your child has time to have a go. Why not join in yourself!

 

We would love to see some of the work that your child is busy doing at home, so please keep some special pieces or take some photographs and we will have a look at them when we are back at school. We can’t wait to see what you have been busy doing at home.

Further Home Learning

A range of home learning activities suitable for each year group can be found here on Classroom Secrets - 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Please note, this link will only work on a PC or a laptop and unfortunately is not compatible with phones or tablets. Below are some super ideas for Reception children to keep them busy at home.

Week Beginning 30th March

Hello, we hope that you are all safe and well. Below are some ideas that you can complete with your children this week related to their learning.

Keep Active

PE with Joe takes place at 9am every day. Miss Graham and Mrs Woodhead have been joining in at home too! This is a good way to wake up and start the day.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Children could also try Cosmic Yoga, which tells your child a story using yoga moves. Your little ones will love it.

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

Maths

Watch Numberblocks. Series Two: Just Add One.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08q39b4/numberblocks-series-2-just-add-one

Use Lego to build towers to represent each number from 1 -10. Can your child count forwards and backwards to 10? For the example see the link below.

https://www.twinkl.ca/resource/t-n-1478-lego-brick-number-line-1-10 

Compare two towers and talk about one more. For example ‘2 is 1 more than 1.’

If you are able to download and complete the Numberblocks ordering sheet below.

 

*Challenge

For those children who would like to do a little more. Can you make towers 1-20. Can you say the number that is one more?

Can you use these towers to make numberbonds. 

eg. 2 + 5 = 7

 

Reading

Oxford Owl have a range of online school reading books that your child can read at home. You will need to register first to access them.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Do not forget to practise your keywords!

Easter

Below are some ideas that you can do with your child for Easter.

Crispy Cakes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/lets-celebrate-easternests

Make a gorgeous Easter basket and fill it with treats for yourself or as a gift.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-c-254499-easter-themed-basket-craft

These paper chains are the perfect way to get your excited for Easter! Cut out and hang up around your house for a lovely, colourful display!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-17902-easter-paper-chain

Writing

To write instructions to one of the craft activities that you have chosen to do. For example.

Easter Paper Chains

  1. First cut out.
  2. Then put it through the circle.
  3. Finally glue and stick.

or children could make a card for someone in your family for Easter.

 

We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Easter and we hope to see you all very soon!

Share 'Saving Easter.' A lovely Easter story:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-52624-saving-easter-ebook 

Week Beginning 23.3.20

If you would like to do some activities at home with your children here are some ideas that you could follow, that link to their learning at school.

Maths

Watch Numberblocks, Series 2 Episode 5 ‘Ten’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08phr1g/numberblocks-series-2-ten

How many different ways can you make 10?

5+5=10

3+7=10

2+8=10

Can you find 10 objects in your house?

Point to the object and say the number as you count.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

If you have access to a printer this may help. Alternatively just use 10 objects in you house.

*Challenge – Can you write the number sentences? For example 5+5=10

English

We have been reading the story ‘Billy and the Beast’ by Nadia Shireen. In the story there are lots of forest animals such as, hedgehogs, foxes and rabbits. Try to find out about a forest animal. Can you draw a picture and write a sentence to explain where your animal lives and what it likes to eat.

There is a powerpoint on twinkl to help you.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2546495-woodland-animal-habitats-powerpoint

You can have free access to twinkl using the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Reading

Please continue to read daily for at least 10 minutes, sharing books at home, talking about the story and recognising key words.

 

Phonics

Have a look at the website phonics play and choose a phase 2 or phase 3 game to play.

The following will give you free access. It would be helpful to do 15 minutes of phonics every day.

Username: march20

Password: home

 

We hope that you find this useful and are happy and safe at home. Mrs Woodhead and Miss Graham.

March 2020

As part of our celebration of World Book Day, Louise came to school to dance with the children from the company 'Workshops for Schools.' To continue their work on The Gruffalo, children learnt a dance telling part of the story through movement and music. It was very good and the children were able to listen and copy the movements step by step until they had a complete dance. Teachers will send parents the end performance through Target Tracker Observations. I am sure you will be amazed at how well the children did!

On Tuesday 3rd March, Tameside Library Service came to reception to read the children the story 'The Gruffalo' By Julia Donaldson who is also our author of the term. Helen and Cassie then asked children to choose one of the characters from the story and make a mask. We had a very busy and enjoyable morning as you can see below.

For World Book Day, children were asked to make a story in a jar. There was so much creativity! We could not believe how amazing all the jars were. Well done to all the children who took part.

February 2020

Children celebrated National Fairy Tale Day by dressing up as their favourite fairy tale characters. We had a fun filled day talking about our favourite stories, making wands and using the small world resources to create our own fairy tale worlds and to retell the stories of the characters that we were.

 

Thank you to all parents for their support. The children's costumes were wonderful!

My Superhero Family by Sarah Garraway

Is your daddy strong enough to carry you for miles? Can your mummy make you better with her super healing powers? Do you go out in a  super-teleport car and have an invisible cat? And maybe - just maybe - you have some super powers of your own? If so, you might be a member of a superhero family, too! 

 

On 4th February the reception children had a very important visitor, Acacia's Mummy who is also the author Sarah Garraway. Sarah has written her a book all about Acacia's family. It is called 'My Superhero Family.' The children listened to the story and enjoyed talking about the pictures and relating the book to their own families and their own superhero powers. Thank you Sarah the children really enjoyed your visit!

We would like to welcome parents to come into school at story time to read their favourite story with their child's class.

If you would like to do this please speak to your child's class teacher.

January 2020

Today we found three eggs in a nest in our nursery garden. Where could they be from? Miss Carney said at lunchtime she heard BIG footsteps on the roof and a roar! Then there was a big gust of wind. We asked children what might be inside. They came up with lots of ideas:

  • Chick
  • Unicorn
  • Dinosaur
  • Dragon
  • Crocodile

What do you think? They are very unusual! One was cold, one was slimy and one looked like a stone. We have now brought them inside to keep them warm. Now we just need to wait and see what happens!

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On Friday 10th January class RG and RW worked with the talented poet Conrad Burdekin to create their own class poems. They then performed their fabulous work to the rest of the school and got to watch other classes showcase their work. Well done everyone! We can all be writers!

Here are our poems:

 

Snake in my bed

Oh no!

Snake in my bed!

Over my bum.

Onto my head!

Shout and scream.

Jump on the floor.
Run! Run! Run!

Out of the door.

By Class RG

Can you remember the words and actions with your child?

My Magic Pen

Make me chocolate,

Make me sweets,

Make me ice creams,

I can eat!

Make me spiders,

Make me bears,

Make me rabbits,

EVERYWHERE!

By Class RW

December 2019

Look who came to visit us at school today! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the children in reception. We look forward to welcoming you back on January 7th.

Wriggly Nativity

Children retold the story of the birth of Jesus. Teachers and parents were very proud of our Nursery and Reception children. Well done!

November 2019

In November our Reception classes hosted a Reading party for their families. We enjoyed decorating biscuits, arts and crafts, making sandwiches and sharing stories with each other. This was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all!

October 2019

Dear  Parents/Carers,

BBC Tiny Happy People launched in Greater Manchester this month and it has some fabulous resources for you to support your children’s communication skills. 

It is full of ideas and video clips that help you to develop your child's skills through interaction and play. Please click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people?dm_i=3YNL,UXS7,5T67HK,35GUY,1

October 2019

On Thursday 10th October the reception children walked down to our local library to celebrate National Libraries Week. Children spent time looking at books and listening to stories. 

On Wednesday 16th October reception visited Manchester Airport Viewing Park as part of our topic 'People Who Help Us.' Children went on board a Monarch aeroplane and sat in the pilots seat. We dressed up as people who help us at the airport. We also watched the aeroplanes taking off and landing and we even saw concord. We found out that concord means peace. 

It was a fantastic day and we were very impressed with how well behaved our children at Denton West End were. Well done!

September 2019

Welcome to our reception page. Our reception classes have had a fantastic start to the new school year. They have settled in well, made lots of new friends and have enjoyed learning in all the different areas. We are looking forward to an exciting term!