Reception Online Learning

End of Year Message

On behalf of myself and the whole Reception team, I would like to say a huge congratulations for finishing your first year of school! Although our last term has been unusual and challenging at times, we are so proud that you have continued your learning at home. Your new teachers are looking forward to welcoming you back to school in September and we hope you are excited too!

Love, Miss Longson, Reception Year Lead

P.s. have a lovely summer and make sure you help to look after your families!

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Click on your teachers picture to read an end of year letter that they have written to you!

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Visit this page to see messages and videos from the staff at Minet!

Welcome to the parents, carers and families of Reception pupils at Minet

We have created this page to help you to support your child at home during this challenging time.

We hope the ideas, activities and resources provide some structure to your daily routine and help to support your child in their learning whilst the school remains closed.

We look forward to seeing what you get up to and if you are happy to share your learning, please email photos and updates to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk so we can share it on our page @minetinfants.

A Message From Your Teachers

Hi Children,

We hope you are enjoying this time with your family and are helping your adults to cook, clean and look after your home! There are two stories that we often read to help us to understand why we can’t go to school at the moment. The first is by Unicef – My Hero is You and the second is published by Nosy Crow – A Book For Children.

Also, if you click on your teachers picture, there is an extra special message for you and your class!

Even though we’re not at school, we have still been very busy staying at home and this is what we do every morning:

At 9:00am we always do PE with Joe (The Body Coach TV)

At 9:30am we go to the dough disco with Shonette (Spread the Happiness TV)

At 10:00am we have a maths party with White Rose (White Rose Home Learning)

Later in the day, we visit BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy for their daily lessons

If we miss any of this, we make sure to catch up! Other things we love to do are learning adventures and we use what we are sharing with you on our ‘Areas of Learning‘ to do them. Another favourite things to do is reading, so we make sure that we do this everyday!

We hope you are well and we are thinking of you and your family always,

Miss Longson, Miss Crane and Miss Toor

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Miss Longson

Year Lead, Bluebell & Snowdrop Class

Remember to click on your teachers picture for a message to you and your class!

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Miss Toor

Buttercup Class

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Miss Crane

Starflower Class

Summer Term Learning at Minet

Please check the ‘Areas of Learning’ below for a new weekly challenge in each area.

You can also see here what we will be getting up to in school now that some of our children are returning in small groups.

Watch these videos to begin learning about each sea creature.

Visit Hillingdon Libraries to create your free account and use their free online resources to find out more information.

You could also use National Geographic Kids or Google Safe Search Kids to discover more.

Challenge ☆ Can you find out 10 facts about each sea creature?

Send your facts to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk to share them with your teachers!

Remember to also visit the ‘Areas of Learning’ below for the weekly challenge!

Letter Names, Letter Sounds & Tricky Words

Watch the video to see your friends reading the letter names, letter sounds and tricky words in time to the music.

Download the PowerPoint to have a go at home!

★ Challenge: Ask your grown-up to mix up the order of the PowerPoint slides and try again – just keep the first one the same so the music still works! ★

Caterpillar Words

Watch the video to see your friends reading their caterpillar words in time to the music.

Download the PowerPoint to have a go at home!

★ Challenge: Ask your grown-up to mix up the order of the PowerPoint slides and try again – just keep the first one the same so the music still works! ★

Numbers

Watch the video to see your friends recognising lots of numbers in time to the music.

Download the PowerPoint to have a go at home!

★ Challenge: Ask your grown-up to mix up the order of the PowerPoint slides and try again – just keep the first one the same so the music still works! ★

With the weather changing and becoming a little bit stormy on the weekend, we would like you to listen to this story by author Nick Butterworth. The title is After the Storm and it’s about Percy the Park Keeper!

What was the storm like for you? We hope you didn’t have lots to fix and clean up like Percy and his friends did!

Look at the activities below to help you answer the question:

Which of Percy’s friends are nocturnal animals?

You might need to do a little bit of extra research with your grown-up using the ways we suggested in ‘Week 2’, for example using the library.

We would love you to complete

Hillingdon’s Summer Reading Challenge!

Visit their website here to find out more information, but it’s really easy and you just need to create an account here join the silly squad and begin!

Pick an Arctic animal from the picture below to learn about.

Use the different links on the side to research your animal and learn some facts.

★ Challenge: Can you find any other animals that live in the Arctic? ★

At school, we like using Art for Kids Hub to help us draw animals.

When it gets tricky, our teacher pauses the video to make sure we don’t miss any parts when we are drawing!

On behalf of myself and the whole Reception team, I would like to say a huge congratulations for finishing your first year of school! You have done fantastic learning at school and at home and your new teachers are looking forward to welcoming you back to school in September.

Love, Miss Longson, Reception Year Lead

P.s. have a lovely summer and make sure you help to look after your families!

Click on the picture below to read a letter Miss Toor has written to Buttercup Class

Click on the picture below to read a letter Miss Longson has written to Bluebell and Snowdrop Class

Click on the picture below to read a letter Miss Crane has written to Starflower Class

COMING SOON… Please visit the ‘Welcome to Year 1’ page to meet your new teacher

Can you write a letter to your new teacher? What would you like to tell them about? They can’t wait to meet you!

Areas of Learning

Click on the word below to see how we teach phonics at Minet and how can you do phonics online…

Click on the picture below to visit White Rose Maths for a daily maths activity…

Send what you learn to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk if you would like to share it with us!

Use flashcards daily to help you remember your letter sounds and numbers!

Challenge ☆ Can you make your own at home?

Send a picture of your flashcards to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk so that we can share them with your friends to help them make their own!

What letter is your teacher holding?

What sound does it make?

What numeral can you see?

Can you collect that number of objects?

Numbers to 20

Here are 4 turtle challenge cards:

The first one is about counting the turtles

The second one is about more and less turtles

 The third one is about adding the turtles together (remember to check the maths workshop video below to see how we teach addition in Reception at Minet)

The fourth one is about doubling the turtles

Position

Look at the picture of your teacher. Fill in the blank _______ of the sentence using one of the Star Words.

For example: Miss Longson is on top of the tyre.

 

Challenge ☆ Can you use a different Star Word for the picture?

For example: Miss Longson is above the tyre.

Miss Longson is ________ the tyre.

Miss Crane is ________ the dog.

Miss Toor is ________ the guitar.

Challenge ☆ Can you complete these sentences?

The tyre is _______ Miss Longson.

The dog is _______ Miss Crane.

The guitar is _______ Miss Toor.

Height

Watch the video to listen to the story of the Smartest Giant in Town.

The giant is sooooo tall!

Can you use the Star Words to describe the other characters and answer the questions below?

Size

Watch the video to complete the Goldilocks Size Challenge!

You will need to collect 3 random objects – these can be any 3 things from your home.

  • Which of your objects is the biggest?
  • Which of your objects are smaller than the biggest?
  • Which of your objects is the smallest?
  • Which of your objects is the medium sized?

Now you are ready to watch the video. Remember to press pause to read the instructions.

Can you use the Star Words at home?

Can you teach them to someone else in your family?

You could even use them to help you complete these challenge cards…

Remember to click on the challenge cards to make them bigger!

Numerals

Maths Workshop

View our Maths Workshop here to see how we teach maths in Reception at Minet. Then watch the video at home see how we learn to add and subtract single digit numbers.

At Minet we love using Tales Toolkit to help us to create stories and use our imagination.

Click on the symbols below to find out a bit more about what they mean so you can start using them at home!

” We believe story is a super powerful learning gizmo… Helping [your children] to become independent problem solvers and solution-focused thinkers “

(Tales Toolkit)

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Challenge 3

Challenge 2

Challenge 1

Click on the pictures below to see what we learnt during the Autumn Term and what we started to learn in the Spring Term…

Stay Safe, Stay at Home

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have used these beautiful illustrations from their stories and added captions to remind us to stay at home and how to stay safe. If you would like to listen to the original story, click on the picture!