Reception – Home Learning
Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Please do as much of these activities as you would like to and share your learning with us at [email protected].
In Reception we have been working on our topic ‘Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?’ As part of our topic our children have made Ndebele houses (South Africa). The children have also made up their own African animals through planning and design. See how wonderfully strange they look! How is your home learning coming along?
Is your child coming back to school in June?
Some children will come to school on Monday and Tuesday and some on Thursday and Friday.
Whichever two days your child is coming there are set arrive and collection times.
Matisse class arrive between 9:05am and 9:15am
and are to be collected between 2:35pm and 2.45pm
Monet class arrive between 9:15am and 9:25am
and are collected between 2:45pm and 2:55pm
Don’t forget to order your school lunch via ParentPay
In order to continue to develop phonics and reading, you can access daily lessons on the letters and sounds for home and school YouTube channel click here. There is a handy guide to the online lessons that will help you to use this channel, click here
We encourage you to read regularly to your child and to allow them to practice their phonics skills reading words in books. You can access online books from the school’s reading scheme by clicking here. Please follow these instructions.
take a look at the Oxford Owl Reading scheme
You will need to register with your name, email address and date of birth of your child.
Early Years Foundation Stage Learning Activities
Here is the home learning for week beginning 1 June 2020
This week we start a brand new topic ‘Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?’
Here is the home learning for week beginning 18 May 2020
in Word click here
in PDF click here
Maths activities in Word click here
Maths activities in PDF click here
French activities in Word click here
There are also lots of helpful resources and ideas in the general section and we have left activities from previous weeks, which you may find helpful.
- St Jérôme Storytime
Staff can be found reading stories online to enable children to feel connected and to develop listening skills and vocabulary. Click here to access them. Due to copyright restrictions, some stories require a password which is ‘Storytime’. This page is regularly updated so be sure to visit regularly.
- Worship at home
Activities that support spiritual development and learning in RE can be found here. This page is regularly updated so be sure to visit often.
- Singing at home
Songs and music to enjoy and join in with at home can be found here.
- PE at home
Children are encouraged to exercise daily (outdoors) and to complete the daily PE lesson with Joe Wicks.
With the increased usage of computers at home due to the current situation Online Safety is very important. We recommend that children are supervised when using devices that can access the internet. Where possible the majority of our online pages are within Pinterest or Vimeo.
Don’t forget that you also have the topic about the country of Canada to complete.
In celebration of International Francophonie (French Speaking) Day on March 20th we are inviting all children to participate in a research based, cross curricular learning project about a French Speaking Nation. These projects should be brought back to school upon our return so that we can congratulate the children on their home learning and share them with the wider school community. Here are some suggestions of the things you could include in your project:
Title Page – completed by the children in school
Contents Page – this may be easier to complete at the end once all other pages have been completed and ordered, or created and added to as the project is developed.
Map of my Country – Drawn and labelled with a key – or printed and labelled
National Flag – Drawn and coloured with an explanation of what it represents or what the meaning is behind the colours and symbols on it.
Climate and Weather – Forecasts and charts could be included as well as a comparison with the UK or France. Extreme weather incidents could also be included.
Geographical Features – Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Volcanoes, Cities etc…
Native Plants and Animals – Draw the animal/plant and label physical features. Describe characteristics, habitats, and food. Why are they native to this particular country?
Currency – Draw coins/notes. Compare to English/French currency. Explore a shopping list and the cost of items. Has currency changed over the years?
National symbols – Draw any national emblems or symbols often associated to the country eg… England is often represented by a rose or three lions. Explain these symbols/emblems.
National costume – Draw a man, woman and child in national costume. Use materials to make a collage of fabrics and patterns used in traditional clothes.
National food and recipes – Write a traditional recipe. Have a go at making it and take photos. Compare to traditional British or French cuisine.
Cultural Music – Research famous musicians from the country. Which instruments are traditionally played? What genre of music is most popular?
Cultural Traditions – Traditional stories, festivals and celebrations, unique daily routines
Landmarks – Draw/stick in pictures of buildings and tourist attractions, including stadiums. Describe their features and their uses.
Historical figures – Kings, Queens or National Leaders and National heroes. Draw portraits and write a short biography or fact file.
Sports Teams – Draw team badges/kits, describe achievements/trophies won, list key sportsmen/women. Write a match report of a game or instructions about how to play the sport.
Artists – Look at famous painters, illustrators, print makers, sculptors and designers. Write a biography of the artist. Have a go at recreating a famous piece of artwork or create your own art inspired by national artists. Compare them to other artists you have studied in school.
Authors – Write a book review or biography about the author.
Statistics – Make a list of facts and figures about the country eg… population, language spoken, capital city, distance from the UK, average temperature, continent, bordering countries etc…
Glossary – Children could highlight any ‘tricky’ or ‘topic’ vocabulary and write a definition in the glossary. Remember glossaries are in alphabetical order.