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Hello Reception

 

Welcome to our new Home Learning page where you will find your learning whilst school is closed.

 

Here are your first set of learning challenges. Have fun completing them!

 

Autumn 1 2020 - 'All About Me' - Topic web

Returning to School

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A great article to help guide you 

https://famly.co/blog/covid-19/parents-eyfs-home/

 

Here you will find an example of a Reception Daily Timetable that you might find useful. Please remember it is only a suggestion. Children should be completing their daily home learning challenges. However, incorporate them in your family routines as you see fit.

What age can my child start social networking?

 

As a parent it’s important you know that all social networking platforms (or social networking apps, if on a smartphone) have age limits. Some social networks use technologies that might not be right for some ages, or engage with communities that are made up of people much older than your child.

 

 

For more advice and information visit https://www.internetmatters.org/ or https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

Super Scientist!

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Amazing reading

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If you would like to share a photograph of your learning or something else that you have been doing at home you can send it to: reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

                        You can also use this email address if you want to send a message to say hello. 

Reception S, let me take you to the Year 1 classrooms where you will meet one of your new Year 1 teachers!!!

 

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Reception S, yesterday you met Angela, one of your Year 1 teachers. Today, we have a lovely message for you from Miss Ogneva, the other Year 1 teacher. smiley

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Friday 17th July 2020

Good morning Reception S. It's the last day before the summer holidays! Can you believe it? As the final part of your project, we would like you to present it to someone in your family today. Read out the clues to them and see if they can guess which sea creature is hiding under the flaps. 

 

Reception S, we would like to wish you a fantastic break. You deserve it. You have done so well this year and you should be very proud! We are very proud of you!

 

Stay safe and look after one another!

 

Mr Szot, Tara, Nisreene and Mala smiley

Thursday 16th July 2020

Hello Reception S. It's Thursday already. Not long to go before it's the summer holidays!

 

We hope your projects are slowly coming together. Today, we are going to add the last sea creature to your poster. We would like you to draw a picture of a dolphin and write 1 or 2 clues for someone in your family to guess. Don't forget to cover your picture with a flap. We don't want to give the game away. smiley

 

Have a lovely day Reception S!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2776_ah7qb0&t=11s

 

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

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Good morning Reception S! How are you today? How are your projects going?

 

Today, we would like you to create a picture of a sea turtle on your poster and write a couple of clues for someone else to guess. Don't forget to cover your picture with a flap.

 

Click on the links below to find some information about sea turtles. Have a fantastic day!

 

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

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

 

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Hello Reception S! How is your project going? I hope you are enjoying finding out a lot of interesting facts about different sea creatures just as much as I am!

 

Today, we would like you to watch some interesting videos about a jellyfish. After you have found out lots of information about it, we would like you to draw a picture of a jellyfish on your 'Under the Sea' information poster and write a couple of clues about it. Have a look what colours jellyfish are and what their body looks like.

 

Next, you might want to cut out a flap and stick it on top of your picture so no one can see which sea creature is hiding under it.

Remember, your family will have to guess which creatures are hiding under the flaps once your poster is finished.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmynApko5XE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nMNERxNA4I

 

Monday 13th July 2020

Good morning Reception S! Did you have a good weekend. The sunshine is back!!!

 

This week we would like you to complete a project. Every day we will also you to complete a task. It will take you a few days to complete the whole project so make sure you take your time.

 

The project we would like you to work on this week is a 'Under the Sea' information poster.

Have a look at the challenge below to see my poster and what your task for today is.

 

Have fun!

Friday 10th July 2020

Hello Reception S! How are you feeling today? I think we might see some sunshine today. Fingers crossed! We have really missed it. smiley

 

How is your counting in 2s going? It is a little bit tricky, but don't worry. The more you practise the better you will get at it. Today, we have prepared another Maths challenge for you so you can practise counting in 2s even more! smiley

 

Check your new challenges below and have an amazing day and a fantastic weekend Reception Superstars!

Expressive Arts and Desing/Understanding the World

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Thursday 9th July 2020

Good morning Reception! We hope you are all well. 

It's Thursday already! Can you belyoue it? Time flies!

 

Today, you are going to learn a bit more about dolphins. I really like them because they are very friendly. Then, we would liek you to practise writing letters m and n.

 

Have a look at the challenges below.

 

Have a fantastic day Reception S!

Dolphins- Art and Understanding the World

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

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 ...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Hello Reception S. Another day, another sea creature to learn about. Today, we would like you to learn a bit more about a stingray. Have a look at the challenges below.

 

In Maths, we will be having a go at counting in 2s. Don't worry if you find it tricky at the beginning. It is a tricky thing to do. Remember, practice makes perfect. The more you will practise in the next few days the more confident you will become at counting in 2s.

 

Have a lovely day Reception.

Art and Understanding the World

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

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 ...

Tara's Phonics Group

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Good morning Reception S! Have you all woken up with big smiles on your faces? I have! smileysmiley

We hope you are enjoying learning about different sea creatures. There are so many interesting facts and they are all so fascinating to look at!

Today, we would like you to learn a bit more about jellyfish.

Check the new challenges below and enjoy your learning!

 

 

Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

We join Jaime for a Cosmic Kids yoga adventure all about learning to have your own adventures. This kids yoga story is a great helper for kids who find it ha...

Expressive Arts & Design/ Understanding the World

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'igh' words! If you would like your children to sound out independently, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/litt...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Phase 3 Phonics | ow Digraph This is a short Phase 3 Phonics video to help teach or revise the /ow/ digraph, as taught through Letters and Sounds. It has sev...

Tara's Phonics Group

Monday 6th July 2020

Hello Reception S! Did you have a good weekend? 

I went for a long walk yesterday. Even though it was a bit breezy I still managed to enjoy some sunshine. 

 

I hope you have a wonderful day. Check the new challenges below. smiley

Octopus- Expressive Arts and Design/ Understanding the World

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Read the 'Up in the Air' book below and answer the following questions:

1. What hangs under the balloon? (P. 9)

2. What happens when the gas jets are lit? (P. 10)

3. What do you do to make a hot air balloon go higher? (P. 12)

4. Where does the wind blow the balloon? (P. 16)

 

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Read the story below and answer the following questions:

1. How did Nok start the rocket? (P. 6)

2. What was the problem with the rocket (P. 9)

3. What did Max do to avoid the crash? (P. 13)

4. Did Max like the flight? (P. 15)

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Friday 3rd July 2020

Hello Reception. It's Friday again! We hope you have enjoyed listening to the 'Commotion in the Ocean' story and finding out about different underwater creatures.

 

Today, we would like you to listen to the story again and answer the question below. Do you have a favourite sea/ocean creature? We wonder which one it is?

 

Enjoy the new learning challenges and have a great day!

Listen to 'Commotion in the Ocean' story and answer the following questions:

1. Which animal walks sideways?

2. What do sea turtles lay in the sand?

3. Which sea creature jiggles?

4. How many arms/tentacles does an octopus have?

5. What can a stingray do with its tail when you come too close?

6. Which sea creature is the biggest of them all?

Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae

A delightful collection of short poems about creatures that live under or near the ocean. The large brightly coloured illustrations by David Wojtowycz give a...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

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 ...

Tara's Phonics Group

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good morning Reception S. How are you feeling today?

 

So far we have been learning about pirates and their sea adventures. Now, we would like you to look under the sea and see what sort of creatures live there. We thought it would be nice to start with the 'Commotion in the Ocean' story. Listen to the story below to learn which creatures live in the seas and oceans.

 

Enjoy!

Letter Formation -b and p

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'or' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Wednesday 1st July 2020

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Literacy/ Expressive Arts and Design

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'er' words! If you would like your children to sound out independently, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littl...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

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 ...

Tara's Phonics Group

Tuesday 30th June

Good morning Reception S. What's happened to our sunny days? Fingers crossed we will have them back soon.

 

Have a look at the new challenges below. In Maths, you will be practising adding by counting on. Perhaps to warm you up your grown up can say a number and your task is to count on from that number, e.g. your grown up says 7 an you need to count on 7, 8, 9... Have a try.

Enjoy your day!

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Monday 29th June 2020

Hello Reception S! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I wonder what exciting things you have been up to?

 

Enjoy the new challenges below. Practise reading the books. Remember, you can always come back to these books later in the week. Repetition is very important when it comes to reading. It helps you memorise lots of words an phrases so that you become even quicker at reading.

 

Have a great day Reception S.

Writing your own story

Parts of a pirate ship - vocabulary

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Read the book below and answer the following questions:

1. Why is Dad in a bad mood with Lee? (p.5)

2. What does Mum do that gets dad in a bad mood? (p.6)

3. When is dad not in a bad mood? (p.9)

4. Why do you think dad gets in a bad mood a lot? (p.4)

5. Can you go to page number 8 and find the word 'give'?

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group
Can you read the book below and answer the following questions?
1. What does Tom put on his head? (p.4)

2. Who runs with Tom (p.5)

3. Why do Mum and Dad tell Tom to stop? (p.9)

4. How do you think Tom feels when he rides without any help? (p.9)

5. Can you go to page number 8 and find the words 'yo' and 'do'?

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Can you read the book below and answer the following questions?:

1. What game did Biff and his family play? (p.1)

2. Who did Biff pretend to be? (p.4)

3. Who did Kipper pretend to be (p.7)

4. Did Dad pretend to be a duck?

5. Can you go to page number 13 and find all the 'qu' sounds?

Tara's Phonics Group

Friday 26th June 2020

Good morning Reception S! When I woke up this morning I noticed that my windows had lots of droplets of water on them. That tells me that It has been raining at night or really early in the morning! I am so happy because plants need water after so many hot and dry days. Also, I like the smell of the air after it has rained. It smells so fresh. I wonder if you like it to? smiley    

 

Have a lovely weekend Reception and enjoy your challenges!

Rehearsing your story - Communication & Language/Literacy/ Expressive Arts and Design

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

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 ...

Tara's Phonics Group

Thursday 25th June 2020

Good morning Reception S! Another hot and sunny day! Remember to drink lots of water smiley

 

Remember about our virtual class photo and the report pictures with a comment. Please email them to  reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk by tomorrow. Draw a picture of something you have enjoyed in Reception this year and have a go at writing a sentence about it.

 

Have a lovely day Reception S!

Literacy/Expressive Arts and Design

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good morning Reception S! Are you enjoying the sunny weather? This weather is perfect for any kind of water play. You are very lucky if you have an outside space to do it. If you don't, not to worry!  You can always have some water fun in your bath, or you can fill up a bowl with water and do some water investigations!

 

We have another water challenge for you today. Check below!

 

Remember to send your report picture and photos of you in your school uniform for our virtual class picture to our Reception email, if you would like to be in it. smiley

 

Have a great day!

 

 

Water investigations

Creating own pirate adventure story - lesson 1

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Hello Reception! Do you remember our whole school song 'Feeling Hot Hot Hot'? Do you remember the line "How you feeling?! Hot, hot, hot!". That's how I felt yesterday with the sun out. Seeing sun always makes me feel happy. I wonder how it makes you feel?

 

Thank you to all of you who have sent us your pictures for our virtual class photo. We can't believe how smart and grown up you look in your uniforms. You have grown so much since we saw you last! If you would like to be in our virtual photo, ask your grown ups to take a photo of you in your school uniform and send it to reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk . For more information check the poster above.

Treasure map - drawing and labelling places

Maths- adding on a number line

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning Reception S! We hope you had a fantastic weekend. It looks like we are going to have a very sunny week. Remember to drink lots of water while you are enjoying the sunshine.smiley

We have some exciting pirate yoga exercises to start with. Then listen to 'The Treasure Of Pirate Frank' story again and complete the learning challenges below. Remember to listen to the story only. Please do not complete the activities in the video.

 

Thank you to those who sent us their pictures for our virtual class photo already! If you haven't yet, don't worry you still have time until this Friday. Please see the poster above for more information.

 

Dear grown-ups, we would really love to have your child's report picture with their sentence about what they enjoyed in Reception this year. It could be something they did at school or at home during the lockdown. It would be amazing if you could email them to us on reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

Mr Szot & Tara

 

Have a lovely day Reception S!

Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 36 | Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A fast-paced and fun kids yoga adventure about making the most of whatever treasure we f...

Describing places - lesson 2

Capacity - lesson 1

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Can you read the book below and answer the following questions:

1. Who wanted to win the cup during the summer carnival? (p.1)

2. What did Wilf and his friends decide to do to win the cup? (p.6)

3. What did they use to make the rocket? (p.8 & 9)

4. Did they win the cup? (p.16)

5. Can you go to pages 3 and 5 and find the 'ure' sounds?

 

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Read the book below and try to answer the following questions:

1. At the beginning of the story, why was Magnus worried? (p.3)

2. Where did Turnip run to when he saw Ben in the garden? (p.8)

3. Where did Magnus put Turnip when Ben handed him back? (p.14)

4. Can you go to pages 14 and 15 and find all the 'ur' sounds?

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Read the book below and answer the following questions:

1. What are the 2 monkeys called? (p.6)

2. Where do they want to go? (p.7)

3. What do they actually see in the water? (p.9)

4. Why did they want to jump off the ship quickly? (p.11)

5. Can you go to page number 6 and point to the tricky words 'said'?

 

Tara's Phonics Group

Friday 19th June 2020

Hello Reception S!

 

Today, we have a new pirate story for you to listen to. Listen to the story only, and please do not do the activities in the video.  Whilst listening to the story try to pay attention to different places the little boy is going to.

 

If you have some time today or this weekend maybe you could draw a picture of your favourite thing you learnt about or did in Reception this year and write a short sentence about it. Thank you to all of you who made their pictures and sent them to our Reception class email already. reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

 

If you would like to be in our virtual class photo look at the information above. It would be lovely to make history and have our virtual class photo!

Describing places (mountains & volcano)

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

English - EYFS/KS1: Polly's phonics - the 'ai' sound. This video features in Discovery Education Espresso's Phonics resources. The six modules are based on t...

Tara's Phonics Group

Thursday 18th June 2020

Good Morning Reception S! How are you today?

 

We have some new challenges for you today. We hope you are enjoying them and having a go at completing them. :-)

 

Thank you to all of you you have already sent us your picture with a sentence to add to your end-of-year report. If you haven't yet you still have time. Please send it to reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

 

Also, the Duchess of Cambridge is delivering an assembly at 11 am today. You can watch it live here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/

 

Have a super day Reception S!

Report picture and sentences

Expressive Arts and Design

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Hello Reception S!

We hope you are enjoying learning about pirates. We spent the last few days talking about and describing Pirate Pete, and today you can use all those new describing words in your writing challenge. Have a look below!

 

Also, have a look at our photo section as we have some new photographs sent in by your friends.

 

Have a great day Reception!

Pirate Pete - WANTED poster- writing

Floating and sinking - lesson 2

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

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 ...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Hello Reception S! How are you today? Are you enjoying the lovely weather? It's nice to have sunny days again. smiley

 

Check our new learning challenges below. Watch the Maths video below to help you understand even better how to find 1 more and what it means to have 1 more of something.

 

Enjoy the learning challenges and have a lovely day!

 

Drawing and describing - Pirate Pete

One More Than A Number | Adding 1

One More Than A Number Learn what is one more than a number (addition by 1) in this video. You can also watch 3d Animated Rhymes & Stories @ https://www.yout...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Monday 15th June 2020

Good morning Reception. Have you enjoyed the weather this weekend?

 

Thank you for the photos and videos of your home learning! It looks as if we have a real scientist  and some really convincing actors in the making, growing plants and taking on the role of pirates!

 

Thank you for emailing us your report pictures with your sentences. If you have not done one yet, perhaps you could do it today.smiley For instructions, have a look at one of the documents below.

 

Over the weekend, I went to check the SJL MasterChef star and noticed some amazing new dishes being made by your friends. Remember, if you prepare food with your grown ups send us the photos with a simple recipe and we will add it to our MasterChef challenge.

 

Also, have a look at the Music star to see if you remember any songs you have been learning with Scott.

 

We are still working with 'The Wicked Pirates' story. We have attached it below just in case you would like to read it again.

 

Have a lovely day Reception S and enjoy the new challenges. smiley

The Wicked Pirates - story

Communication and Language- descrbing words

Floating or Sinking

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Read the book below and have a go at answering the following questions:

1. What do foxes hunt at night? (p.7)

2. Why might some bugs light up at night? (p.8)

3. Which animals come out at dusk, when the sun sets? (p.9)

4. What might you see when you look up at the sky at night if you are in the right spot? (p.11)

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Can you read the book below and have a go at answering the following questions?

1. What animal was missing from Molly's farm? (p.4)

2. What did Max do to help Molly find the missing animal? (p.5 & 6)

3. Where was the missing cow hiding? (p.11)

4. Can you go to pages 8 and 9 and find all the 'oi' sounds?

 

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Can you read the book below and answer the following questions:

1. What shape is Pip's balloon? (p.4)

2. What did Pip do with her balloon? (p.5)

3. Did Ben grab the balloon? (p.8)

4. How did Pip feel when she caught the balloon? How do you know?

5. Can you go to pages 4 and 6 and find the 'oo' sounds?

 

Tara's Phonics Group

Friday 12th June 2020

Hello Reception S! How are you today?

 

We have a set of new pirate challenges for you! We hope you are enjoying our new topic.

 

We also have  a  special challenge for you below!

 

Enjoy and have a great day! smiley

 

Speaking activity - revisit pirate vocabulary

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Thursday 11th June 2020

Good morning Reception! What's happened to our sunny days? Don't you worry, we should get the sun back next week! smiley We need rain so that plants can grow. Also, we need rain to have enough water in our seas and oceans. Otherwise, pirates would have nowhere to sail! Could you imagine that?! Don't worry, they should be fine now.wink

 

Have you seen your friends' pirate pictures and the new photos of their home learning?! You are just incredible with all the skills you have been practising at home. You should all be very proud of your achievements! Thank you for sharing those incredible moments with us! All the grown ups in Reception are very proud of all of you!

 

Have a brilliant day and enjoy your new pirate adventures!

 

Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 36 | Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A fast-paced and fun kids yoga adventure about making the most of whatever treasure we f...

Problem solving/Speaking - Pirate dress-up

Creative Art & Design - pirate telescope

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'ear' words! If you would like your children to sound out independently, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/litt...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'oi' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'ai' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Tara's Phonics Group

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Hello Reception S. We hope you enjoyed reading 'The Wicked Pirates' story yesterday.

Perhaps, you could read it again so you know the story even better. Maybe you could answer the following questions:

1. Who wanted to steal the treasure from Pirate Jack?

2. Whose ship was the treasure on?

2. Who decided to stop the fight?

3. Where on the ship was the treasure hidden?

4. Use your imagination and try to predict where Pirate Pete and his men went at the end of the story?

 

Have  a lovely day Reception S!

Nisreene's Phonics Group

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 ...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

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 ...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Good Morning Reception S! How are you today? We hope you have had a good start to the week and you are excited about the new learning challenges.

 

This half term we are going to be learning about pirates and all the exciting things about water. We are going to start with 'The Wicked Pirates' story. It is a nice story to introduce you to a typical pirate character. I wonder if you know what a pirate looks like and what it needs. I bet, after reading the story you will know a lot more about pirates. 

 

Perhaps you could have a go at guessing what the word 'wicked' means. Also, can you read the story and name two main characters?

What were they fighting for?

Who got the treasure?

 

Enjoy the story Reception S and have a wonderful day! smiley

Pirate Picture- draw and label

Nisreene's Phonics Group

As seen on CBeebies! Watch Alphablocks full episodes on BBC iPlayer: https://bbc.in/2OLEvWf For more phonics learning videos subscribe: http://goo.gl/TIhdyN ...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Monday 8th June 2020

Hello Reception S. We hope you have had a lovely weekend. Have you checked our photos recently? It's so lovely to see your fantastic learning at home. You should be very proud!

Enjoy the new learning challenges below and have a super day Reception S!

 

Letter formation -e and f

Nisreene's Phonics Group

 

Read the book below and answer the following questions:

1. What is the mill like?

2. What do the goblins do with the sack?

2. Who do the goblins fight with?

4. Why might you get a fright when you go to the mill at night?

5. Can you go to page 14 and find all the 'igh' sounds?

6. Can you go to page 20 and find the word 'away'?

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group:

 

Read the book below and answer the following questions:

1. Where can you buy goldfish?

2. What should you put in the tank first?

3. Why do you think the water must be the right temperature?

4. What mustn't you do?

14. Can you spot all the 'oo' sounds on page 13?

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

 

Can you read the book below and answer the following questions:

1. Wat did Tiger and Ant find by their tent?

2. What happened to Tiger and Ant when they pressed the 'X'?

3. What did they fly on?

4. Did Tiger enjoy the flight? How do you know? What did he say?

5. Can you go to page 5 and find all the 'th' sounds?

Tara's Phonics Group

Friday 5th June 2020

Good Morning Reception S. How are you today? We hope you have had a fantastic week and you enjoyed being poets, creating your own poems and listening to different poems.

Today, we would like you to listen to another short poem by Michael Rosen. I wonder if you remember what famous book, that we read at school, Michael Rosen wrote. The clue is in the picture smiley.

 

                                           

As part of our poetry week we will be creating a whole school poem about this time when we haven't been coming to school. Maybe you can think of different ideas for the poem and send them to our Reception email. Maybe you could think of different feelings and emotions you felt when you were spending time with your families, doing lots of fun activities. Perhaps you could also think of different emotions you felt when you could not see your friends? I bet you will have lots of ideas smiley

 

Enjoy the learning challenges and have a lovely weekend.

We Can from Michael Rosen's A Great Big Cuddle

Buy the book at your local Waterstones bookshop: http://bit.ly/s6sdlu or online at Waterstones.com: https://www.waterstones.com/book/a-great-big-cuddle/micha...

Maths- money (notes)

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Thursday 4th June 2020

Hello Reception S! We hope you have enjoyed listening to different poems. Today, Tara found short poems about different emotions she thought you would like smiley. I wonder if you can hear some rhyming words in the poems . As we already know, some poems can have rhyming words, words that sound similar, e.g. cat-mat. As you have noticed, rhyming words end with the same sounds. That makes them sound similar. Have a go at thinking of another word that rhymes with cat and mat.

 

Enjoy your new challenges Reception S and have a super day! smiley

Creating a poem

Maths- intro 'pounds'

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Hello Reception S. Another day another poem! smiley

Listen to the 'Sounds Good' poem by Judith Nicholls. I hope you enjoy all of the sounds that different foods make. What a brilliant idea to write a poem about it.

 

Enjoy the new challenges and have a great day Receptions S!

'Sounds Good' poem for children by Judith Nicholls from The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

Maths - introduction to coins (pence)

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'igh' words! If you would like your children to sound out independently, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/litt...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr szot's Phonics Group

Phase 3 Phonics | ow Digraph This is a short Phase 3 Phonics video to help teach or revise the /ow/ digraph, as taught through Letters and Sounds. It has sev...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good Morning Reception S. We hope you are well and ready for the new challenges. This week is a poetry week at SJL and we read the 'I can feel a rainbow' poem yesterday. To help you understand even more what poems are, we decided to play to you a different poem every day so you can see what poems look and sound like.

 

Yesterday, we said that poems can have rhyming words and words or phrases that repeat throughout. Sometimes when I read a poem I think it sounds a little bit like a rhyme or a song because it has a rhythm, a beat that makes it sound like a song.

 

The more I listen to Michael Rosen perform 'We're Going on A Bear Hunt', the more I think it sounds like a poem. It has a beat and phrases that repeat throughout. Have a listen. Do you agree with me? Do you think it sounds like a poem too? Can you spot the phrase that repeats every now and then? Can you feel the rhythm of a poem?

 

 

🐻 We're Going On a Bear Hunt 🐻| BOOK | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

You can buy Michael Rosen Merch here https://teespring.com/stores/michael-rosen There are more official videos on the Michael Rosen channel https://www.youtu...

Literacy/ Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive Arts and Design - making a mask

Nisreene's Phonics Group

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 ...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Learn to read and write OR words with this phonics teaching video.

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'sh' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Tara's Phonics Group

Monday 1st June 2020

'I can feel a rainbow' poem

Still image for this video

'I can feel a rainbow' poem

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Read the book below and answer the following questions:

1. What was the name of the recipe book that Mrs Butterworth looked at with Jin?

2. How much zoom food should Jin have eaten?

3. How did Mrs Butterworth and Ben stop Jin from crashing the ground?

4. Which part of the story did you like the most? Why?

5. Read the story again. That will help you become an event more confident reader and will help you read some words and sentences even quicker.

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Read the book below and try and answer the following questions:

1. Who did Biff and Chip decide to cook a meal for?

2. What vegetable was the main ingredient of their dish?

3. What did Dad decide to add to their dish?

4. Where was Mum when Biff, Chip and their dad were cooking a meal for her?

5. Go on the 'oo' hunt. Can you spot all of the 'oo' sounds on pages 1 and 10?

6.Read the story again. That will help you become an event more confident reader and will help you read some words and sentences even quicker.

Tara's Phonics Group

Can you mute the video below and pause it at every page so that your child can have a go at reading words and sentences independently? Once they have read it you can unmute the video and play it to them again so they have a chance to listen to the book again and maybe try and join in with the lector?

Also, can your child have a go at answering the following questions?:

1. What does Mr Chan sell in his shop?

2. What did Tim buy in Mr Chan's shop?

3. What did Tim buy in Miss Thin's shop?

4. How many shells did Tim buy in Mrs Ship's shop?

5. Why did Tim need all of these random things?

6. Can you go on the 'th' sound hunt? Can you go to pages 6 and 14 and find all the 'th' sounds?

7. Read the story again. That will help you become an event more confident reader and will help you read some words and sentences even quicker.

 

Songbirds Phonics by Julia Donaldson - This and That | Read aloud

Friday 22nd May 2020

Hello Reception S! It's Friday before the Bank Holiday Weekend and the half term. That means there won't be any new challenges over the next week. You have been working so incredibly hard and you deserve a break. smiley

 

We hope you will have a fantastic and safe half term and look out for the new Home Learning challenges on the 1st of June!

 

Mr Szot, Tara, Nisreene and Mala!

 

Writing a 'Thank you' letter

Maths - Finding 1 less recap

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr szot's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'or' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning Reception S! What a glorious day we had yesterday. Fingers crossed today we will have beautiful sunshine too. smiley Check the new photos and the video of your friend showing her super reading skills! The artwork you produce at home looks fantastic! What a brilliant sea setting for the Rainbow Fish created by your friend. It makes us so happy and proud to see that you continue your amazing learning at home. smiley Have a lovely day Reception S and enjoy the weather!

 

The Rainbow Fish - describing words

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Letter Formation - practise writing letter 'g'

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Hello Reception S! We hope you are all well and enjoying the beautiful weather.

Have you seen the new photos of your friends? We really enjoy looking at the photos of you doing your amazing learning at home! Did you see your friend's creation of Jasper's Garden? It looks brilliant!

 

This week we are learning about kindness. One of your friends made an amazing poster about how he misses all of us. I thought it was such a kind thing to do. Perhaps sometime this week, you could make a poster or a card either to your friend(s) or to someone in your family to show them how much you care about them. Maybe you could draw a picture of something they really like and write a short message to them? If you are making a card for your mum or dad or your friend(s), you could write:

 

                        " To mum/dad,                    "To....

                          I love you.                       I miss you.

                          From..."                         From...."

 

That would be a very kind thing to do and I am sure it would put a big smile on their faces too!

If you would like to share your cards or posters with us, you can email them to reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk and we will upload them onto our class page.

 

Have a lovely day Reception S!

Nisreene's Phonics Group

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 ...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'oo' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'th' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Tara's Phonics Group

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good morning Reception S! Did you enjoy 'The Rainbow Fish' story yesterday? What did you think of it? What was your favourite part of the story? Did you manage to find out what kind of fish it was? Was it a kind fish? Was the Rainbow Fish good at sharing to begin with?

Perhaps, you could listen to the story again and find the answers to all the questions below.

 

Have a wonderful day Reception S! smiley

Can you listen to the story again and answer the following questions:

1. Who is the main character in the story? (The Rainbow Fish)

2. Why is the Fish called the 'Rainbow Fish'? (Because it has different shades of blue, green and

   purple. It's as colourful as a rainbow)

3. What did other fish want from the Rainbow Fish? (The other fish wanted its shiny scales)

4. Did the Rainbow Fish want to share its shiny scales at the beginning of the story? (No, it did 

    not want to share its glittery scales)

5. How did the Rainbow Fish feel when no one wanted to play with it? (It felt very lonely and sad)

6. What made the Rainbow Fish happy? (Sharing its shiny scales made the Rainbow Fish feel 

    happy)

The Rainbow Fish


Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'ar' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

The Rainbow Fish Art

Monday 18th May 2020

Hello Reception S!

We hope you had a great weekend and you had lots of fun with your families. Are you ready for your new challenges? Let's practise finding 1 less a bit more so we are even more confident and quicker at counting back to take 1 away! I bet you are getting really good at it!

 

We have also prepared some books for you to read. I wonder if you remember all of the sounds and tricky words you have learnt so far. Try to read the book on your own as much as you can, and if you need help your grown ups will be there to assist you.

 

This week is a very important week because we will be thinking about how to be kind to ourselves and to each other. To start thinking about it, we thought we could listen to 'The Rainbow Fish' story. While you are listening try to see whether she was a kind fish. Did she stay the same throughout the story or maybe she changed?

 

To finish off your today's learning have a go at practising the letters 'a' and 'd'. Notice that they both start from the same place and they both go round in a circle. However, you will notice that the line on the 'd' goes higher up. Don't forget to finish both of the letters with a flick. Have a look in the document below. Enjoy! :-)

 

COUNTDOWN From 20 to 0 - Simple countdown for kids - Easy Kids Learning

COUNTDOWN From 20 to 0 - The first simple countdown. Simple Kids Learning Baby Toddler Learning /Preschool Simple Learning Videos to let your children learn ...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Friday 15th May 2020

Hello Reception S! Have you looked out of the window to see the beautiful weather outside?

The sun is back! That put a big smile on our faces this morning.

 

Have you seen the pictures and the message all the grown ups at SJL made for you and your families? We wanted to tell you that we really miss you all.. We hope that will make you smile.

Have a look here: https://www.sirjohnlillieprimary.co.uk/home-learning/

 

Perhaps, you could draw or paint a picture for your friends that you have not seen for a long time to show that you are thinking of them?  You could email your pictures to reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk and we could upload them onto our class page so your friends can see it. I bet that would put a big smile on their faces.smiley

 

Enjoy the sunny day Reception S!

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'er' words! If you would like your children to sound out independently, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littl...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Phase 3 Phonics | oa Digraph This is a short Phase 3 Phonics video to help teach or revise the /oa/ digraph, as taught through Letters and Sounds. It has sev...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'ch' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Tara's Phonics Group

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good morning Reception S! I hope you have had a good night sleep and you are ready for your new daily challenges!

 

Perhaps if you decide to go for a walk with your family have a look at all the plants growing. The other day I saw a beautiful blossom tree near my house. I stopped to look and decided to take a picture as it looked magnificent. Hold on, when we see blossom on tress what season is it?  Spring or winter? I wonder if you know. smiley

 

 

Enjoy your new challenges Reception S!

Maths - ordering beanstalks

Nisreene's Phonics Group

As seen on CBeebies! Watch Alphablocks full episodes on BBC iPlayer: https://bbc.in/2OLEvWf For more phonics learning videos subscribe: http://goo.gl/TIhdyN ...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics group

This is a fun, digraphs phonics song for learners of English. A colorful, animated music video to learn how to pronounce the, "OO/oo" sounds. CopyrightΒ©Engli...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'qu' words! If you would like your children to sound out independently, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littl...

Tara's Phonics Group

What do Plants Need to Grow?

What are the five things a plant needs to grow? A seed needs five things - Soil, Water; Space; Sun and Air

Growing seeds

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Hello Reception S!

Ooops, my computer played up this morning and it didn't save my  'hello' message that I had typed.

 

Have you seen the photos your friends have sent to us? They are just above. Have a peek. It's so lovely to see what things you are being busy with at home. That always puts a big smile on our faces.

 

Enjoy your new challenges and have a lovely day!

 

 

 

 

Mr Szot does Maths :-) Watch the video of Mr Szot taking away again and complete the challenge below.

Still image for this video

Nisreene's Phonics Group

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 ...

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hello Reception S! How are you feeling today? It is lovely to see your pictures from the VE Day.

All the yummy food and your costumes look amazing. Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

The pictures of your learning challenges are amazing too. It brings joy to our hearts when we see you try your best to do your learning at home. You should be very proud Reception S!

 

Here you will find new challenges. Have a great day and happy learning :-)

Maths Challenge

Nisreene's phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group 'oo' sound

Let's sound out some 'oo' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Reception S! We hope you have had a great Bank Holiday weekend. It's time to get back to our daily challenges. Today, we have prepared a special video where I am showing you a new way of taking away. Have a look below and enjoy your challenges :-)

 

Taking away- counting back

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Growing a beanstalk - Understanding the World

Thursday 7th May 2020

 

                   

 

Hello Reception S! Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday for VE Day. 75 years ago, which is a long, long time ago, children had street parties and played lots of different games to celebrate that special day. We cannot have street parties this year but we definitely can have small celebrations with our families at home. That's why today's challenges will be all about VE Day celebrations. Enjoy!

Remember, you still have time to make your VE Day bunting flag today. See the poster above. Once you have made it you can send it to  Ict@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk so we can put all your flags together to make a looooong bunting on our website! I wonder how long our VE Day bunting will be! smiley

 

If you have made any yummy VE Day sandwiches or biscuits remember to email us the pictures and your recipes so we could add them to SJL MasterChef Challenge section on our Home Learning page.

Also, if you do something fun and special for VE Day don't forget to send us those pictures too. We would love to share them with your friends on our class page. You can email them to Reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning Reception S!

 

I hope you are all well and ready for the new challenges. Thank you to those children who have sent their bunting flag in. If you have not done it yet, don't worry you can still do it. See the poster above to see what you could do. You can either print out the templates you will find above this post or you can make your own bunting. Have fun! smiley

 

I am so impressed with all your learning you are doing at home. Look at those letters to Cody the Caterpillar, life cycle of a caterpillar made out of Lego, playdough you made and all the other amazing learning you are doing! smiley It is really nice to see that in the pictures you are sharing with us! Remember you can send us pictures of different things you are busy with at home on reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

 

Have a great day Reception S!

 

Look at those moves! That's what I will be doing this morning! :-)

Still image for this video

Sequencing the story

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning Reception S! Have you seen the toilet roll video made by the grown-ups who work at our school? If not, you can watch it here https://www.sirjohnlillieprimary.co.uk/home-learning/ . I wonder if you can spot me, Tara and Mala. smiley

 

Today, we have a very special art challenge to do. This Friday we will be celebrating VE day. Scroll down to see the big poster that will tell you what VE day is and what kind of bunting flag you will need to make. You can draw your own bunting flag or you can print out one of the templates that you will find below the poster. Enjoy Reception S!

Questions:

1. What did Jasper plant? (a bean/seed)

2. Where did he plant the bean/seed? (in the soil)

3. What did the bean need to grow?  (soil and water)

4. What gardening tools did Jasper use to plant his bean/seed? (a gardening trowel and a watering can)

5. What grew out of the bean? (a giant beanstalk)

6. Can you think of different describing words for giant? (enormous, huge, gigantic, etc.)

6. Why do you think Jack was looking for Giants at the end of the story? (because he probably read 'Jack and the Beanstalk' story where the Giant lived on top of the beanstalk)

Nisreene's Phonics Group

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 ...

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Let's sound out some 'oa' words! If you want your children to sound out by themselves, simply mute the video. 🚨 SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/littlelearn...

Tara's Phonics Group

Hello Reception. Are you ready to learn a new digraph? Make sure you watch the video clip below to help you learn the new sound.

Phonics: The 'ai' sound [FREE RESOURCE]

English - EYFS/KS1: Polly's phonics - the 'ai' sound. This video features in Discovery Education Espresso's Phonics resources. The six modules are based on t...

Monday 4th May 2020

If you would like to share your photos with all of your friends on our class page you can email them to reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

If you would like to send your 'MasterChef' challenge photos of your dish and the recipe please email them to ict@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

Just dance and enjoy the song!

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Letter Formation: b & p

Friday 1st May 2020

 

Hi Reception S. How are you all this morning? How are you all feeling? We hope you are all well!

Have you seen the new photos of your friends above? We are so impressed with all the activities you do to keep yourselves busy! What a great idea to create your own 'Memory Book' by one of your friends! What a  creative way of expressing their feelings! It is very important to talk about how we feel these days. If you would like to send photos to show us what you have been busy with at home you can email them to reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk smiley

 

Have you noticed that today is the first day of May? If we were at school you would help us write the date at 9 o'clock in the morning after we have taken the register. Unfortunately, we can't do it at the moment, but we are sure there are a lot of you in front of the screens reading this message with big smiles on your faces.

 

Please have a look at the challenges below. Remember you do not need to print them out. You can work from your tablet/phone/computer onto a piece of paper. It is just for you to practise.smiley

 

 

Writing a letter

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Art challenge

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning Reception S! I hope you have woken up with big smiles on your faces.

Did you see the lovely video messages from Sue and Miss Hall this morning? If not you will find them here:

 

https://www.sirjohnlillieprimary.co.uk/home-learning/

https://www.sirjohnlillieprimary.co.uk/mental-health/

 

Wow, listening to Sue's message I really thought I was with all of you in the middle hall at school.

 

Remember if you decide to cook something delicious don't forget to share the pictures and your recipe with us on our SJL MasterChef challenge page! Have a look at the yummy dishes we have already received, You might get inspired!! smiley https://www.sirjohnlillieprimary.co.uk/sjl-masterchef/

 

I hope you have a lovely day Reception S!

Life Cycle Of a Butterfly - sequencing pictures

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Art Challenge

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Hello Reception! I hope you and your families are well and safe.

Mr Szot inspired me to order some flowers online and plant them in my garden.
Fingers crossed they grow. I must remember to water them every day. We know that plants and flowers need sunlight and water to grow don’t we.
I shall keep you posted on their growth.
Missing you all lots, stay safe!
Tara πŸ˜€

 

Thank you for sending the pictures of all the amazing things you have been up to recently. Did you see them above? It is really nice seeing your smiley faces and I'm sure your friends are happy to see you too. If you would like your photos to be on our class page you can email them to reception@sirjohlillie.lbhf.sch.uk . Below you will find the pictures of Tara planting her amazing bulbs! smiley

 

We know Cody the butterfly was very scared of growing. She wanted to stay a caterpillar forever. In the end she really liked being a butterfly! Watch the video and read the information text about a life cycle of a butterfly below. Then try and answer the following questions:

1. What does a caterpillar hatch from? (an egg)

2. What is the first thing that a caterpillar eats after it has hatched? (the egg it hatches from)

3. What does a caterpillar build around its body? (cocoon/chrysalis)

4. What does a caterpillar turn into at the very end? (a butterfly)

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Tuesday 28th April 2020

 

Hello Reception S! I hope you enjoyed my short video message yesterday. When I was recording it I imagined all of you sitting on the carpet in front of me in our classroom! smiley Thank you to those grown ups who emailed us yesterday to tell us that they had seen the video. If you have forgotten would you please email us today on reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk . Thank you so much!

 

Look what Tara has been busy with! She got inspired by my planting and decided to do some gardening herself. I cannot wait to see her bulbs grow into beautiful flowers!

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group
Tara's Phonics Group
Monday 27th April 2020

Dear grown ups, if you have seen this video could you email us on reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk .

Thank yousmiley

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Can you mute the video and pause it on each page so that your child can have a go at reading the book themselves. Once they have read the book unmute it so they can listen to the story being read by a lector.

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Can you mute the video and pause it on each page so that your child can have a go at reading the book themselves. Once they have read the book unmute it so they can listen to the story being read by the lector.

Tara's Phonics Group

Letter Formation

Friday 24th March 2020

Hi Reception S! Hope you  and your families are well. I was trying my best to record a video message for you this morning but it proved to be too big to upload. I promise I will sort it out for Monday :-).

 

Thank you for sending your photos! It's lovely to see what you have been busy with at home!

Don't forget to have a look at other Star sections on our Home Learning Page.

Enjoy your new learning challenges below.

 

I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend. Stay safe!

'The Cautious Caterpillar'

Can you read/listen to 'The Cautious Caterpillar' story. We will be working on this story next week but it is very important children listen to it a few times before we start setting up activities around it. Repetition is very important here.

Before you play the story have a look at the pictures on the cover of the story and ask your child to predict what the story might be about. Also, you might need to explain to your child what 'cautious' means and then ask them to guess what the story might be about again.

Maybe you could ask your child what the words 'cautious' and 'caterpillar' have in common (they both begin with the sound 'c'). Pause on each page and talk about pictures and unfamiliar words/creatures. You might also want to ask some questions about a few pages to check whether your child has understood what is happening there. Have fun smiley

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

Butterfly painting challenge

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good morning Reception S! We have some exciting news for you today. From now on you can send your pictures to our own Reception email address: reception@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk . I will be uploading them onto our class page smiley. We would love to see all the fun things you have been up to at home.

 

Also, you won't believe it! When I went to check our new Reception email this morning I found the 1st message there. Do you know who it was from? .... Wait for this.... It was from Little Bear!!! He must have gone on our class page yesterday and saw your amazing pictures.

By the way, what fantastic drawing and writing skills you are showing us in your pictures! That made our day!!! We can't wait to see more pictures of your favourite books Reception!

Please send them to us.smiley

 

Have a look at different stars on our Home Learning page. I really like checking for new songs to learn in our 'Music' star section. Also, have a look at 'SJL MasterChef' page to see what your friends and teachers have been busy cooking. Maybe you could create your own signature dish and send it to us together with your recipe.

 

Counting on from a given number to add

Watch the video first and then complete the 'Adding sweets' challenge below.

Nisreene's Group Phonics

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode OR

Watch the video first and then open the 'Phonics intro Or' document to complete activities prepared by Nisreene.

Tara's Phonics Group

Playdough challenge!!!

 

Can you watch the video below to make your own playdough using flour, salt and water. You could add some food colouring or paint to give it a bit of colour. Don't worry if you don't have paint or food colouring!

While you are making it could you talk to your grown ups about what is happening with flour when you are adding water to it? Is it staying the same or is it changing its texture? What does it feel like? Could you use words such as, sticky, gooey, wet, messy, stretchy, etc.

Next, watch the other video to see what fun games you could be doing with playdough to exercise your finger muscles. Enjoy Reception S!

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Hello Reception S! Hope you woke up with big smiles on your faces today! I'm just looking through my window as I am typing and it looks like we are going to have another glorious day. When I listen very carefully I can even hear birds singing. I think they woke up happy too. wink I live not far from train tracks so from time to time I can hear a train passing by too.  I wonder what noises you can hear coming from outside?

 

As always, we prepared some fun challenges for you to complete to keep your brains busy. Have a look below!

Enjoy and have a great day!

Can you read/listen to 'Don't Worry, Little Bear' story again and try to answer the following questions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg7NEgHJBS0

https://subscriptions.earlyyearsstorybox.com/dont-worry-little-bear-book/

 

1. What was Little Bear so worried about?

2. How did Little Bear feel about not seeing his friends and not being able to go to school?

3. What was the best thing Little Bear could do to help stop spreading germs?

4. What did Little Bear like doing at home?

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Watch the video first and then open up the document that's below it to practise the new 'ar' sound.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode AR

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 ...

Tara's Phonics Group

Watch the video first and then open the document that's below it to practise the new 'th' sound.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /th/ sound

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 ...

Drawing Challenge

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good morning Reception S! I hope you are well and you are slowly getting back in the routine of completing your daily challenges smiley. It is very important we keep our minds and bodies busy during this time.

 

Do you remember Little Bear from the story you read yesterday? If not, maybe you could read that story again so you know him even better. To keep busy at home, Little Bear liked to play board games and read his favourite books. I wonder what your favourite thing is to do at home? Maybe it's reading books or playing board games just like Little Bear, or maybe you like something else? We would really like to know. Maybe you could take a picture of your favourite way of spending time at home today and send it to us so we and your friends could see it. It would put a big smile on our faces to see your busy bodies! smiley

 

I really like planting, so I decided to grow some plants to make my outside space look greener. Have a look at the pictures below to see how I like to spend my time at home. P.S. I always thought people who like gardening have green fingers. Strangely, my fingers turned brown.... hmmmsurprise laugh

 

 

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode AR

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 ...

Monday 20th April 2020

Hi Reception S! I hope you have had a good rest and you are ready for the new challenges. 

 

I hope you had fun making a cosy nest for our chick who did not like being out of its egg. Have you seen Sue's nest a few entries below?! She created such an amazing model! Have a look! I cannot wait to see yours. If you made it do not forget to email the picture of it to ICT@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk . Maybe you could become a photographer and take a picture of your model yourself if you haven't done it yet?

 

Dear grown-ups, please have a look at the medium-term plan below to see which aspects of the Early Years Curriculum we will try to cover this half term. Because of the circumstances we all found ourselves in, we decided to call our new topic 'Changes Around Us'. We also decided to focus on Personal, Social and Emotional aspects of the topic a bit more, so that children have better understanding of their own feelings and emotions related to the changes they have been through recently.

 

I have come across some useful articles on how to talk to children about the current circumstances and thought it might come handy before you read 'Don't Worry Little Bear' story below to your child.

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/talking-to-children

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html

 

 

 

'Changes Around Us', medium-term plan

Can you read to your child the story about Little Bear who is a bit confused about the coronavirus?  Can you  stop every so often to check whether your child has understood what Little Bear is confused about? Can you ask your child how the Bear feels and help them name those emotions, e.g. sad, confused, scared, afraid, uncertain... Does your child have any questions or comments on the story or their own feelings/observations about the new circumstances that they might find confusing too?  You can also play the story on Youtube read by a teacher.

https://subscriptions.earlyyearsstorybox.com/dont-worry-little-bear-book/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg7NEgHJBS0

Can you help your child make Little Bear mask and follow the instructions in the link below? You do not need to print the template out as shown below. Instead, you could give your child a piece of paper to draw or paint a face of Little Bear. Also, you could use a paper plate to make the mask with. Be creative wink

 

https://www.earlyyearsstorybox.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Little-Bear-mask.pdf

 

Nisreene's Phonics Group

Mr Szot's Phonics Group

Tara's Phonics Group

 

Can you mute the video and pause it on each page so that your child can have a go at reading the book themselves. Once they have read the book unmute it so they can listen to the story being read by a lector.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RQSmHlxEnc

 

 

Wow! Look what Sue has been busy with! She decided to do our spring challenge and created this beautiful and cosy nest for our chick. I like how she recycled some of the boxes and objects she found at home. I can't wait to see your creations! πŸ™‚

Friday 3rd April 2020

Hello Reception S! It's the last day of school before the Spring Break! Remember, home schooling finishes at 1.30 pm today wink

Don't you worry, we won't let you be bored! Apart from the 'SJL' MasterChefs' challenge, we also prepared a 'Spring Break Project' for you to do! Have a look at the posters below to see what your challenges are! Don't forget to email the pictures of your projects to

ICT@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk !

 

Grown-ups, please don't forget to check for the updates in our Phonics tutorial section at the bottom of this page. I will be adding to it at some point today.

 

Myself, Tara and Mala, we all want to wish you a happy and safe break! Keep being busy and look after one another.

 

 Mr Szot, Tara and Mala

 

Yesterday, you watched Toby getting ready for Easter. Today, let's see how Toby and his family celebrate Easter.

Can you watch the video below and answer the questions? Remember, you might need to watch it more than once to get all the answers!

1. What did Toby and his family have for breakfast on Easter Sunday?

2.Where did Toby and his family go after their breakfast?

3. What did Toby give to Tia?

4. What were Toby and his friends looking for in Father John's garden?

5. Extra questions: Do we all celebrate Easter? Is it OK to celebrate different customs and traditions? (YES!) :-)

 

Tara's phonics group

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good Morning Reception S! Can you believe it's already Thursday?! I hope you have had a good night sleep and you are ready for your new challenges!

 

Thank you for your beautiful pictures of a rainbow! I am sure it will put big smiles on people's faces when they see it in your windows!

 

Dear grown-ups, I have started a simple phonics tutorial that you can find at the bottom of this page. Hopefully it will help you understand phonics even better. Believe me, that is not how I learnt to write and read so it took me a while to get my head around it. smiley I hope you will find it useful and it will help you further support your child in learning how to read and write. I started the tutorial with pre-reading and reading skills and I will be adding other aspects of teaching phonics as we go along. smiley

As part of the Early Years curriculum it is very important we are aware of different traditions and customs from around the world. Can you watch the clip of Toby and his family preparing for Easter and answer the following questions:

1. What do we call people who celebrate Easter?

2. What animals did Toby and his friends see on the farm?

3. What is the animal in the video that hatches out of an egg?

4. What was the long flower that Toby picked?

5. Where was the garden that Toby saw?

Extra questions: Do we all celebrate the same things?

                            What would the world be like if we all celebrated the  

                            same things?  (Spoiler alert!!! BORING wink)

Maths - 2D shape hunt

Nisreene's Phonics group

Mr Szot's phonics group

Tara's phonics group

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /qu/ sound

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 ...

Amazing Chit-Chat Pitter-Pat #smilingtogether2020 challenge! Join in!

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning All! Now, Mr Szot had his sleepy moment yesterday.

He accidentally repeated the same Maths challenge and it wasn't even April Fools' Day yet! surprise On the bright side, you will be flying with finding doubles by the end of the week. laugh

 

Thank you for sending the photos of your amazing things you are doing at home! I know what I will be doing over the Easter holidays now! smiley

 

Just looking outside the window and it looks like we are going to have a sunny day! That has already put a big smile on my face! laugh

I wonder who you are going to play a trick on today! Remember it's April Fools' Day!

 

Enjoy your challenges!

5 Minute Move Featuring Betsy | The Body Coach TV

Join me and Betsy for this awesome 5-minute workout.

Nisreene's phonics group

Mr Szot's phonics group

Tara's phonics group

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning Reception! It is great to see more of you sending photos to share with your friends. Some amazing baking skills there. Look out for the SJL MasterChef competition coming in the next couple of days! I like the idea of using a magnifying glass to make the pictures and letters look even bigger on your tablet and wow, look at your colouring in skills Reception!

Have a brilliant day and enjoy the new learning challenges. smiley

Maths - revisit doubling

Nisreene's phonics group 'oa'

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 ...

Mr Szot's phonics group 'ai'

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 ...

Tara's phonics group

Monday 30th March 2020

Hello Reception S! I Hope you have had a fantastic weekend. Thank you for sharing with us some amazing photos of your home learning! I am sure all of your friends were happy to see your smiley faces. Tara, Mala and I definitely were! I love how you remember to keep fit and healthy Joshua! It is very important! We cannot wait to see some more photos of all of you Reception so please remember to send some to ICT@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk !

I Hope you are ready for some new learning challenges! smiley

Tara's phonics group - reading comprehension

Mr Szot and Nisreene's phonics groups - reading comprehension

Understanding the World

Help Sparky the Alien plant a seed. Click on the link below and choose the 4th flower from the top.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/2264

Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning Reception S! It's Friday! smiley I hope you are all well and you are enjoying your home learning challenges! I bet your friends would love to see what you have been up to. Let's keep our school community spirit going and share some photos of you being busy at home. If you would like to share some photos with all of us let your grown-ups know and they could email them to ICT@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.uk . Go to  https://www.sirjohnlillieprimary.co.uk/photos/ to check the pictures your friends have already sent to us! Have a great day and stay well!

 

Don't forget your daily morning workout! smiley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo

 

 

Science

 

This Live Lesson will help your child to think and work like a scientist, with a focus on taste, nutrition, and the energy that food provides.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/terrific-scientific-live-lesson/zmcwxyc

Literacy/Undertanding the World

Tara's phonics group

Mr Szot's phonics group

Nisreene's phonics group

Thursday 26th March 2020

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your daily learning challenges! Remember practice makes perfect! Have a wonderful day and don't forget to enjoy a bit of sunshine too! Keep smiling and enjoy the glorious weather! smiley

Remember to join Joe Wicks with his daily PE routine!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXt2jLRlaf8

Play dough challenge

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hello Reception S! I hope you are all well and you are excited for the new learning challenges! Let's start our day with some exercises! We will be joining in too! Let's see who is the fittest!

Mr Szot & Tara :-)

If you are in Nisreene's phonics group please learn the 'ai'  sound
If you are in Mr Szot's phonics group learn the 'th' sound
If you are in Tara's phonics group learn the 'sh' sound.

Spring Walk!

Work your way up from the easiest (Green), medium (Yellow) all the way to the hardest challenges (Red)
Phonics tutorial:

You can teach your child both letter names and the sounds they make. Although, it is far more important that your child knows what sound a letter makes at this stage of their education. They need to know letter sounds to read and write simple words and sentences.

 

At SJL, we follow 'Letters & Sounds' scheme which you can find here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/190599/Letters_and_Sounds_-_DFES-00281-2007.pdf

 

In Reception, we cover Phases 2 and 3 of 'Letters & Sounds'.

Watch the videos below to help you understand better what I mean when I say "letter sounds".

 

 

Phase 2 Phonic Sound Help with Pronunciation

This may help with the pronunciation of Phase 2 phonic sounds

Phonics Phase 3 Sounds for Pronunciation

I hope this video will help you with the pronunciation of the phase 3 sounds.

Once your child knows some letter sounds we can start teaching them to blend those sounds together to read.

Before children start to read it is very important they know how to blend words orally by listening to a grown-up sound talk 2 or 3-sound words to them. Repetition is the key factor here. The more you practise sound talking with them the more confident they will become at pushing those sounds together. Watch the video below:

 

Phase 2 oral blending

This is a video clip from the DfES Letters and Sounds Programme (2007) used to teach children to read in many schools. This clip shows children rehearsing th...

When your child is very confident at oral blending, they are ready to move on to the next stage - READING!

This is when we can show them a 2 or 3-sound word and ask them to read all of the sounds and blend/push them together. Again, repetition is very important. The more times they read a word the more fluent they become. See the video below:

Practise Blending Sounds for Reading- CVC Words

http://www.epicphonics.com/resources/phase/2 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! This reading machine helps children practice blendin...

In the previous entries I spoke about pre-reading and reading skills. To further explore the topic I thought it is worth mentioning that in order to read, children will  have to be quite quick at recognising sounds.

That will help them read sounds in words quickly so they can push the sounds together to figure out what word they are reading.

 

One of the ways to help your child get quicker at recognising sounds is to create flash cards with sounds on them. You can make them on a piece of card or paper. It doesn't have to be fancy smiley You can find all Phase 2 and 3 sounds in the Starter Pack just above the Phonics tutorial section. 

 

Once you have made the flash cards you could either display them somewhere in your child's room or just flash the sounds at them once a day, so that they still get that important repetition and have a greater chance at storing sounds in their long-term memory.

See a couple of examples of flash cards below, but you can think of your own way of making them. Be creative!smiley

Phonics Flash cards

Stephen and Kerry discuss the versatility of the Phonics Flashcards within the classroom Phonics Flashcards: http://inspirationalclassrooms.co.uk/products/q=...

How To Teach Phonics With Flip Book

Easy to make phonics flip book improves reading skills in an engaging and fun way. Alex loved going through pages of mini notepads to find letters and blends...

Common exception words or 'tricky words', what we call them in Reception, are must know if we want a child to become a fluent reader one day. We call them 'tricky words' because they can't be read phonetically. Children simply need to remember them by sight.

 

Every time we introduce a new tricky word in our phonics sessions we give children an example of how to use that word in a sentence. When I introduced the tricky word 'my' I  told children a sentence with this word so they knew how to use it in the right context, e.g. "You are my best friend". Then, I asked a few children to come up with their own sentences with the word 'my' to check whether they understood the meaning of the new tricky word. I would also try and use the new word in a sentence in the reading part of my phonics session, so that they could see the word in the context of a sentence, again.

 

It is very important that children understand the meaning of the word and know how to use it in a sentence so it is not just a meaningless group of letters put together. When you read a book/story with your child and you spot the tricky words you know your child has practised, draw their attention to them and ask them to read the words to you.

 

You will find all of the Reception tricky words in the Starter Pack above this Phonics tutorial. Also, you will find some of the words in the yellow Reading Records we were sending home each week. Focus on 2 or 3 tricky words a week. Listen to your child. They know their pace best! smiley

 

 

7. Learning tricky common words

Some words just don't follow the rules! Miss Wiedermann explains the importance of learning those 'tricky words' that are so common they appear all the time!

Tricky words

"Tricky words" are words that can't be spelled phonetically. We must menorize what they say. By unscramling sentences that contain these tricky words, studen...

tricky words

building sentences

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