Welcome to Reception's home learning page.

Each morning, staff will put your learning activities on this page.

Parents can share their children’s learning or WOW moments by emailing their class teacher at the address below.

Each week staff will share children’s work on our curriculum page to inspire each other. Have a look at the Reception Curriculum Journey page to see the wonderful home learning that has been shared so far. If you would like your picture to go on the curriculum page, log in to Purple Mash using the link below, make and then save your picture. Or, ask your grown up to take a photo of your activity and send it to your teacher at the address below. Your teachers are looking forward to seeing your super home learning.

Every Friday, teachers will choose one child who has shared their home learning to be the Star of the Week. Stars of the Week will be shown on the Reception Curriculum Journey page and will receive a prize when we return to school. 

  

Our theme this half term is 'In The Future'

Friday 10th July 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Watch this video to read today’s story, Harry and the Dinosaurs go on Holiday by Ian Whybrow.

1. Why do you think Nan couldn’t go to Australia?
2. Why did Stegosaurus like the kangaroo best?
3. Why did Harry and the dinosaurs get grumpy?
4. Why do you think Nan gave Harry a camera?


Activity 2: Phonics

Phonics challenge:
Look at these phonemes: 

Now look at these pictures and see if you can put all the ‘ure’ words together, all the ‘ear’ words together and all the ‘er’ words together. Can you think of any more words?
 

Zebras, have a go at phase 4 phonics and don’t forget to try the challenge below

Challenge: The phonemes are all mixed up. Can you sort the words out? Which words have ft, lt, xt

Activity 3: Expressive arts and design

Today you listened to Harry and the dinosaurs go on holiday.
Can you use any paint, colouring pencils or crayons that you have at home to create a picture of the seaside? Or you could create a picture on Purple Mash?

Have you ever been to the seaside? What could you see there? 

Thursday 9th July 2020

Activity 1: Guided reading
Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.


Guided Reading Challenge:
Now it’s your turn to retell the story to a member of your family. Use the retell page below to help you. Remember to use your talking voice and say the words from the story. Look at the retell page in the video to help you remember how the story goes.

When you have retold the story, can you draw and write about your favourite part?

 

Zebras, watch the video below and try the challenge

 

Guided Reading Challenge:
Now it’s your turn to retell the story to a member of your family. Use the retell page below to help you. Remember to use your talking voice and say the words from the story. Look at the retell page in the video to help you remember how the story goes.

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics challenge:

These words have got missing digraphs and trigraphs. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound. A trigraph is 3 letters that makes one sound. Look at the pictures and see if you can write the missing graphemes. Remember to blend and read the word to check it is right.

Zebras watch this video to join in with your phonics lesson.

Challenge: Look at the pictures. Can you fill in the missing phonemes? Don’t forget to put in your phoneme buttons.

Activity 3: Maths

Log onto Education City using your login details.
Click on ‘Homework’
Find the City that says ‘Maths Time’. Your activity is called Sten’s Week.
Play the activity to practise learning about time and to understand and use words ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Activity 1: Guided Reading

Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Guided Reading Challenge:
Think about what weather you like best and why.
Tell your grown up then draw a picture and write your sentences.

Zebras watch the video below and answer the challenge questions.

Guided Reading Challenge:
1. What part of the story did you like most?
2. Draw your favourite cake and write a list of ingredients you would use for your cake recipe.


Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics Challenge:
Can you sort these words into ‘real’ and ‘alien’ words. Remember, alien words are made-up words that don’t mean anything.

Zebras watch this video to join in with your phonics lesson.

 

Challenge: Read these words. Which words are real words and which words are alien words? Alien words are made up words that don’t mean anything.

Activity 3: Physical Development

Get ready to practise your dinosaur moves.

Search ‘The dinosaur dance’ on YouTube. Click on the video that looks like this:

Remember exercise it important to stay healthy. What other exercises do you do each day?

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Activity 1: Guided reading

Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

 

Guided Reading Challenge:

Now you have read the whole story. Can you answer the questions below to show you really understand?

  1. Why did Slink say ‘Meow!’?

  2. What makes the tree crash down?

  3. How did Pip stop skidding?

  4. Why did Pip, Jin and Slink need towels at the end of the story?

 

Zebras Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

 

 

Guided Reading Challenge:

Now you have read the whole story. Can you answer the questions below to show you really understand?

  1. Why did Ben feel bad at the beginning of the story?
  2. Who did Ben rush to see?
  3. What were the ingredients in the cake?

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

 

 

Phonics challenge:

Can you read the sentences and match them to the right pictures?

She has long hair.     Get a pair of socks.      My chair is hard.

Zebras Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

 

 

Challenge: Can you match the sentences to the right pictures?

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  1. He felt better after his rest.
  2. You must wear your seat belt when you are travelling in the car!
  3. The leaf sheltered her from the rain.
  4. The ice is melting.

 

Activity 3: Communication and Language

 

Take a blanket outside and watch the clouds. See if you can spot any clouds that look like dinosaurs. Do they have spikes or long tails? You could ask your family member to play with you. What else can you spot in the clouds?

Monday 6th July 2020

 

Activity 1: Guided Reading

Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Guided Reading Challenge:

Now you have read the beginning of the story. Can you answer these ‘prediction’ questions about what might happen next?

 

  1. What might happen to the tree?
  2. Do you think Pip, Jin and Slink will make it back inside in time?
  3. How do you think the story will end?

 

Zebras join in the guided reading lesson below. Make sure you watch the video and try the challenge. 

 

 

Guided reading challenge:

Now you’ve read the beginning of the story. Can you answer these ‘prediction questions about what might happen next?

  1. How do you think Miss Baker will help Ben?
  2. How will the story end?

 

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics challenge:

Can you read the words and match them to the right pictures?

Zebras watch this video and join in with the phonics.

Challenge: Can you write the words to go with the pictures? All the words will have the phase 4 blend- ft- in them.

     

Activity 3: Personal, social and emotional development and writing

Think about the story you listened to on Friday called Harry and the dinosaurs have a

Happy Birthday.

 

Do you remember Sam and Harry were being unkind to each other? Can you think of kind things they can do for each other?

Write a letter to either Sam or Harry to help them be kind.

This week our maths rhyme is  Sixty Seconds. Use the link below, then scroll down and click on 

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/the-niki-davies-book-of-marvellous-maths-songs.html to listen to a rhyme about time.

Can you learn the words and join in?

Friday 3rd July 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Watch this video to read today’s story, Harry and the dinosaurs have a Happy Birthday Ian Whybrow.

Can you answer these questions about the story?

1. How are Harry and the dinosaurs feeling right at the beginning of the story?

2. Why did Mr Oakly say that he could not have a party?

3. Do you think everyone enjoyed the birthday party? Why do you think that?


Activity 2: Phonics
Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics challenge:
Look at these phonemes: 

Now look at these pictures and see if you can put all the ‘ow’ words together, all the ‘oi’ words together and all the ‘ear’ words together. Can you think of any more words?


Zebra's, watch this video and join in with today's Phase 4 phonics session.

 

Challenge: The phonemes are all mixed up. Can you sort the words out?

Which words have ft, nt, st, nch

Activity 3: Maths

Last week you practised counting backwards.
Can you solve these dinosaur subtraction problems? Make sure you count back to find out the answer.

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Activity 1: Guided reading

Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Guided Reading Challenge:
Now it’s your turn to retell the story to a member of your family. Use the retell page below to help you. Remember to use your talking voice and say the words from the story. Look at the retell page in the video to help you remember how the story goes.

When you have retold the story, can you draw and write about your favourite part?

Now Zebra's, watch this video and join in with today's Light Blue Guided Reading session.

Retell the story to a member of the family. Write about your favourite part of the story.

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

 

Phonics challenge:

These words have got missing digraphs or trigraphs. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound and a trigraph is three letters that makes one sound. Look at the pictures and see if you can write the missing digraphs. Remember to blend and read the word to check it is right.

Zebra's, watch this video and join in with today's Phase 4 phonics session.

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Challenge: Look at the pictures. Can you unscramble the words to match the picture? Don’t forget your sound buttons!

Activity 3: Physical Development

Search for the Just Dance video ‘A Singing dinosaur’ on YouTube to join in with a dinosaur dance.

 

Can you think of some new dinosaur moves?

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Activity 1: Guided reading
Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Guided Reading Challenge:
In the story, Ben made a fizzing mixture that made Mrs Molten fly! Can you draw and write about a pretend fizzing mixture? What will you put inside? What will your mixture do?

Now Zebra's, watch this video and join in with today's Light Blue Guided Reading session.

 

Guided Reading Challenge:
What type of healthy foods do you eat? Make a list of your healthy snacks.

Activity 2: Phonics
Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics challenge:
Can you sort these words into ‘real’ and ‘alien’ words. Remember, alien words are made-up words that don’t mean anything.

Zebra's, watch this video and join in with today's Phase 4 phonics session.

 

Phonics Phase 4 Challenge:
Can you match the sentences to the right pictures?

  1. The car has a dent.
  2. The star is high in the sky.
  3. The bird made a nest.
  4. He broke his finger joint.

Activity 3: Personal, Social and Emotional

Think about our story Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs.

Can you draw a picture of your own bucket with your favourite toy?
What fun things do you do with your favourite toy?
How would you feel if you lost your favourite toy?

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Activity 1: Yellow Guided reading
Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Yellow Guided Reading Challenge:
Now you have read the whole story. Can you answer the questions below to show you really understand?

1. Why did Ben frown when his mixture went darker?
2. How do you think Mrs Molten feels when she floats up to the ceiling?
3. Why does Ben mix a cure?
4. Do you think Ben should have passed the test? Why?

Now Zebra's, watch this video and join in with today's Light Blue Guided Reading session.

 

Light Blue Guided Reading Challenge:

Now you have read the beginning of the story. Can you predict what might happen next? Remember predict means to think and guess what might happen.

Activity 2: Phase 3 Phonics
Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phase 3 Phonics challenge:
Can you read the sentences and match them to the right pictures?

Now Zebra's, watch this video and join in with today's Phase 4 phonics session.

 

Phase 4 Phonics challenge:
Can you read the words and match them to the right pictures?

Activity 3: Expressive Arts and Design

This week we are going to carry on learning about Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs.
Do you have any toy dinosaurs?
Don’t worry if you don’t, you can choose any toy you have.
Can you use your toy to do some shadow drawing?
Did you know a shadow is made when light is blocked? So you can go outside in the sunshine to do this activity, you could use the light in your house or you could use a torch.
Look at the picture to help you.

Monday 29nd June 2020

Activity 1: Guided Reading
Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Guided Reading Challenge:

Now you have read the beginning of the story. Can you answer these ‘prediction’ questions about what might happen next?

1. Do you think Ben will get his mixture right?
2. what do you think the mixture will do?
3. What will happen to Mrs Molten when the mixture splashes on her?
How will the story end?

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics challenge:
Can you read the words and match them to the right pictures?

    cow  howl   town   owl

Activity 3: Understanding the world

On Friday you listened to the story of Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs. Click on this link to find out about dinosaurs.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/dinosaurs-and-prehistoric-life/dinosaurs/what-is-dinosaur/

Can you draw a dinosaur and label the different parts?


This week our maths rhyme is ‘If I Take Two Away From Ten’. Use the link below, then scroll down and click on
If I Take Two Away From Ten (Subtraction; number bonds to 10) to listen to a rhyme about subtraction.
Can you learn the words and join in?
https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/the-niki-davies-book-of-marvellous-maths-songs.html

 

Friday 26th June 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Watch this video to listen to today’s story, Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs Ian Whybrow.

Can you answer these questions about the story?

1. Why did Harry like the dinosaurs best?
2. How did Harry find out the dinosaurs names?
3. How did Harry feel when he lost his dinosaurs?
4. Why did Harry pour milk on Sam’s book?
5. How did Harry feel when he got his dinosaurs back again?

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics challenge:
Look at these phonemes:  ar  or  ur

Now look at these pictures and see if you can put all the ‘ar’ words together, all the ‘or’ words together and all the ‘ur’ words together. Can you think of any more words?

Activity 3: personal, Social and Emotional Development

It is always nice to say kind things to other people. Think of a kind thing you can say to someone today. Draw a picture of yourself and write in a speech bubble a kind thing you will say to somebody today.

Thursday 25th June 2020

Activity 1: Guided reading

Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Guided Reading Challenge:
Now it’s your turn to retell the story to a member of your family. Remember to use your talking coive and say the words from the story. Look at the retell page in the video to help you remember how the story goes.

When you have retold the story, can you draw and write about your favourite part?

Activity 2: Phonics
Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics challenge:

These words have got missing digraphs. Remember a digraph is two letters that make one sound. Look at the pictures and see if you can write the missing digraphs. Remember to blend and read the word to check it is right.

 

Activity 3: Maths

Search for the bubble counting to 20 song, Kiboomers on YouTube to join in with a super counting song.

Challenge: Can you count backwards from 20 all the way down to zero?

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Activity 1: Guided reading
Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Guided Reading Challenge:
In the story, Jin used a recipe to make some zoom food. He put in a turnip, a beetroot and some popcorn.
What would you put in your zoom food? How would you make it?

 

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics challenge:

Can you sort these words into ‘real’ and ‘alien’ words. Remember, alien words are made-up words that don’t mean anything.

Activity 3: Literacy

What is a poem?
A poem is a piece of writing that can sometimes rhyme.

An easy way to make a poem is to look at an example and then think of your own poem.
Today we are asking you to write a poem about bubbles.
Say your poem out loud to somebody in your home.
Write your own poem about bubbles.

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Activity 1: Guided Reading

Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Guided Reading Challenge:
Now you have read the whole story. Can you answer the questions below to show you really understand?

1. Why did Jin want the zoom food?
2. Why did Jin go too fast?
3. What might have happened if Jin didn’t turn around?
4. Why did Jin say ‘Good job Ben’?

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics Challenge:
Can you read the sentences and match them to the right pictures?

Activity 3: Physical Development

Search for the video ‘Poppin’ Bubbles Dance’ on  YouTube to join in with a song about bubbles. 

Can you make up a dance to go with it?

Things to practise every day:

Have you read a book on Bug Club today?

Click this link to log in to Bug Club and choose a book to read.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0 (bug club)

Remember to click on the bug icon to answer the questions.

Don't forget to practise this week's number rhyme, 'I'm a Super Sphere'.

Monday 22nd June 2020

We are all different and we are all equal. We are all important and we all deserve to be treated with respect

Click on this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/cbeebies-house-ben-everyones-welcome to listen to a story about how we are all friends and how we are all one world together.

Activity 1: Guided Reading

Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson.

Guided Reading Challenge:

Now you have read the beginning of the story, can you answer these ‘prediction’ questions about what might happen next?

1. What will happen to Jin?
2. Will Jin be able to stop?
3. What will Ben say?
4. Where will Jin fly to?

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Phonics Challenge:

Can you read the words and match them to the right pictures?
 

Activity 3: Expressive Art and Design

This week we are thinking about bubbles. Look around your home. Can you find an empty plastic bottle, an elastic band and some material such as a sock? Use some soapy water to make the bubbles  You will need an adult to help you cut open the bottle with scissors.

Search for the video called ‘Make a bubble snake’ on YouTube for more information on how to make it. The video looks like this:

Have fun with your bubbles!

This week our maths rhyme is 'I’m a Super Sphere'. Use the link below to watch the rhyme about 3D shapes. Can you learn the words and join in?

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/the-niki-davies-book-of-marvellous-maths-songs.html

Friday 19th June 2020

Activity 1: Guided reading

Watch this video to join in with today’s guided reading lesson:



Challenge: Can you write a sentence about your favourite part of the story?

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson:


Challenge: Can you write the words to go with the pictures? All of the words will have the ‘igh’ or ‘oa’ phonemes.

Activity 3: Maths

On Monday we asked you to record all the things you can recycle in a table. Now look again at your table. Can you create a pictogram/bar chart to show the things you can recycle?

This is an example of a pictogram. 

You can use Purple Mash if you choose, just search ‘2 do: 2 count’ to make a pictogram that looks like this one, or you can choose to draw your own on paper.

Thursday 18th June 2020

Activity 1: Guided Reading

Yesterday we read the book ‘It Is Freezing’. Now it is your turn to retell the story!
Watch yesterday’s video to read the story again then use the ‘retell the story’ page to tell the story to a member of your family.

When you have retold the story, choose your favourite picture and write a sentence to go with it. Remember to hold your pencil the right way and use your super phonic powers to spell the words.

Activity 2: Phonics

Watch this video to join in with today’s phonics lesson!

 

Now look at these pictures and use your super phonic powers to write the words. You can use the phoneme mat above to help you remember how to write the phase 3 sounds.                    The words will all have the ‘ai’ or the ‘ee’ phonemes.

Challenge: Can you choose one picture and write a sentence about it?

Activity 3: Understanding the World

Today you are going to turn into a ‘Recycling Detective’ to help save our planet by finding things in your home that can be recycled! Things that can be recycled will have this logo:

Which things have this recycling logo in your home? Make a list of the things you find that can be recycled and things that cannot be recycled.

Challenge: Can you find out what happens to the things we cannot recycle?

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Activity 1: Guided Reading

It’s time for guided reading! Watch this video and join with a guided reading lesson. Use your phonic powers to read the words and remember to read the tricky words quickly!

Now you have read the story, see if you can you answer these questions. Try to read the questions by yourself. Your grown-up might need to help you read the word ‘why’.

1. Why does Pip need her coat? (Page 3)

2. How does Ben make a trail? (Page 5)

3.  Why does Ben stop and groan? (Page 6)

4. Why is Slink covered in snow? (Page 7)

5. How does Pip help Ben and Jin at the end of the story?

Activity 2: Understanding the World

Everything is made from a type of material.  We have lots of different materials around our homes such as wood, plastic, metal and glass. Go on a ‘material hunt’ inside your home. 

Can you find something that is made of wood?  

Which things are made of metal?

Can you find anything that is made of plastic?

Which things are made of glass?

Can you draw and label the things you find?

Challenge: Think about why we use materials the way we do. What might happen if a table was made of paper or a window was made of wood?

Activity 3: Literacy:

Make a poster to show your family how they can save the world by looking after our planet.

Remember the 4 Rs from the story:

Reduce Use less of everything!

Repair Fit it and use it again!

Recycle Turn it into something else useful!

Reuse Clean it up and use it again!

Remember to hold your pencil carefully and use your super phonic powers to spell the words.

Here are some things to keep practising every day until we return…

- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Reading books at home and online, and talking about them.

- Here are the links to different websites you will be using. Your log in details are in your home learning packs.

- Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at our PE at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home

- Investigate! You can find lots of fun science activities on our Science at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/science-at-home

- Marvellous Maths! You can find lots of fun maths activities on our Maths at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/mathsathome

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0 (bug club)

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

https://www.literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Activity 1: Communication and Language

Watch this Cbeebies video to learn all about recycling the things we use instead of throwing them away.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/my-first-recyclin

Can you make your own paper monster to ‘eat’ all the paper you throw away? 

When your monster has finished eating the paper you can put the paper in the paper recycling bin. Your paper can then be recycled into new paper. 

Can you write about how you made your paper monster?

Activity 2: Physical Development

Search for ‘Uptown Funk Spiderman Dance’ on YouTube and choose this video to watch a Just Dance video.
Can you join in with the super Spiderman moves? Which is your favourite move?

Monday 15th June 2020

Activity 1: Literacy
Listen to the story ‘George Saves the World by Lunchtime’ by Jo Reedman and answer these questions:
• How does turning the lights off help to save the world?
• Why is it good to take your old toys to a charity shop?
• What kind of things can be recycled?
• What happens to the things we recycle?

Activity 2: Maths

Keep a record of things in your home that you can recycle this week e.g. card, plastic, tin
Write or draw them in a table like this. You can add to this list each day throughout the week.
Card/ paper Plastic Tin

Which type of material do you think you will collect and recycle most this week?
Note: Be careful not to handle glass objects.

Friday 12th June 2020

Activity 1: Literacy
Look at these pictures from the story. They are in the wrong order! Which picture goes first, second and third? Can you write a sentence for each picture? Remember to use your phonic powers to write your sentences.

 

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design
Can you design a vehicle for a superhero? It could be a car, boat or even a plane. What will it look like? What powers will it have? Now use the things you find at home to make your super vehicle.

 

Thursday 11th June 2020

Activity 1: Understanding the World

Today we are going to explore floating and sinking. Fill a large bowl with water and see what happens when you put different fruit and vegetables inside. Which things float and which things sink? Why do you think they float or sink?

 

 

Activity 2: Maths

Ask the people in your family what fruits they like then go onto Purple Mash and select 2Count to make a pictogram to show your family’s favourite fruit.
https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/maths

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Click on this link to watch a letters and Sounds video and practise reading words with two syllables. Which other letters and sounds videos would you like to watch?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9DY5Hfjkck

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design

Search for ‘just dance superhero children’ on YouTube and select this video to join in with a superhero dance! Can you follow all of the moves? Can you make up your own moves?

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Activity 1: Maths

Last week we used peas to solve some addition problems. Today we have some subtraction problems to solve. Subtraction means ‘taking away’. You can use real peas or draw peas on paper and cut them out, then use your peas to find the answers.

1. There are 10 evil peas in the freezer. Supertato catches 6 evil peas. How many evil peas are left in the freezer?
2. 13 evil peas are hiding in a tree. 4 evil peas fall out. How many evil peas are left in the tree?
3. 18 evil peas are having a party. Supertato traps 5 evil peas in some jelly. How many evil peas are left at the party?
4. 24 evil peas are sitting on the table. Supertato pushes 7 evil peas off the table. How many evil peas are left of the table?

Challenge 1: Can you write the number sentences, e.g. 10 take away 3 would look like this: 10 – 3 = 7.
Challenge 2: Can you subtract by counting back from the larger number?

Activity 2: Physical Development

Search for ‘Superhero Yoga’ on Youtube and click on this video to join in with some superhero yoga moves.

Here are some things to keep practising every day until we return…

- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Reading books at home and online, and talking about them.

- Here are the links to different websites you will be using. Your log in details are in your home learning packs.

- Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at our PE at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home

- Investigate! You can find lots of fun science activities on our Science at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/science-at-home

- Marvellous Maths! You can find lots of fun maths activities on our Maths at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/mathsathome

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0 (bug club)

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

https://www.literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Monday 8th June 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Here is another Supertato story. I wonder what adventures he will have today? Listen to Mrs Willoughby reading the story ‘Supertato and the Carnival Catastro-Pea!’ by Sue Hendra and answer these questions:

1. What does the evil pea plan to do at the carnival?

2. Why didn’t the cucumber have his colour sucked out?

3. Why did Supertato paint the blueberries green?

4. How did the characters get their colours back?

Activity 2: Maths

Look at these patterns. We call them repeating patterns because they are the same all the way along.

 

Ask a grown up to help you cut a potato into different shapes. Then dip the shapes in paint and use them to print a repeating pattern like these. 

Can you make a repeating pattern using 3 shapes or colours?

Friday 5th June 2020

Activity 1: Literacy
Did you make a delicious fruit smoothie yesterday? 
How did you make it? Can you write a set of instructions to show your friends how to make a smoothie? If you didn’t make a smoothie, can you write some instructions showing your friends how to do something different, e.g. how to ride a bike or how to make biscuits?

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design
Look at all of your superhero teachers! Can you think of superhero names for them? Look at their costumes to help you decide. What do you think their superpowers could be?

Thursday 4th June 2020

Activity 1: Literacy
Let’s think about fruit and vegetables. Supertato is a vegetable because he doesn’t have any seeds. Can you think of any other vegetables? Draw and label the vegetables you can think of. Now can you think of any different types of fruit? Draw and label the fruit you have at home.

 

Activity 2: Understanding the World

Cut up the fruit you found at home. Can you see the seeds? Are they on the inside or the outside of the fruit. Why does fruit have seeds? Can you draw the seeds? Now use the fruit to make a delicious and healthy smoothie by mixing the fruit together. Can you describe the taste?

 

Here are two superheroes. Can you guess who they are?

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Oh no! Supertato is in trouble!

Can you make some speech bubbles for Supertato and write what you think he is saying in each picture? Remember to use your phonic powers to spell the words! 

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design
The evil peas are being naughty again. Can you design and make a trap to catch the evil peas using things you find at home? What will your trap look like? How will it work?

Here is today's Superhero! Can you guess who it is?

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Activity 1: Expressive Arts and Design

Can you make your own ‘Supertato’ character using things you find at home? You could use a potato or a different vegetable. You could even make a ‘super sock’. What will you call your character? What will their super power be?

Activity 2: Maths

There were lots of ‘evil peas’ in the story. Can you find or make some evil peas? You could use real peas or draw them on paper and cut them out. Use your ‘evil peas’ to answer the following addition questions:

1. There are 6 evil peas on the table. 5 more peas get on the table. How many peas are on the table now?

2. There are 9 evil peas watching TV. 4 more evil peas join them. How many evil peas are watching TV altogether?

3, There are 13 evil peas having a party. 6 more evil peas come to the party. How many evil peas are at the party?
 

Challenge 1: Can you add by counting on from the larger number?
 

Challenge 2: Can you write the number sentence, e.g. 6 + 6 = 11.

Here is today's Superhero! Can you guess who it is?

Monday 1st June 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Listen to Mrs Willoughby reading the story ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra then answer the questions below.
:


1. Who drew on the broccoli’s face?
2.What terrible crimes did the evil pea commit?
3. Why did Supertato run away from the evil pea?
4. How did Supertato catch the evil pea in the end?


Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design

Your teachers have made their own superhero costumes using things they found at home. Can you guess who the teachers are? We will post some more superhero photos tomorrow for you to guess the teachers. Can you make a superhero costume using the things you find at home? I wonder if the teachers will guess who you are?

 

 

Reception Holiday Project May 2020

Watch this video to see Mrs Gallagher showing you how to make a puppet theatre.

Mrs Gallagher has made a puppet show!

Friday 22nd May 2020
Activity 1: Mathematics

 

Let’s think about 3D shapes.  3D shapes are solid shapes and we use special words to describe them.

 

What 3D shapes can you find at home? Can you describe them using these special words?

 

 

Activity 2: Literacy

Today we are going to make a story map. A story map is a way of drawing a story. Have a look at these story maps then make your own story map to tell the story Jack and the Beanstalk. Draw the pictures and write labels, then use your story map to help you retell the story.

Challenge: Can you make a story map of a different story that you like?

We hope you have a safe and happy half-term holiday and we would like to wish  ‘Eid Mubarak’ to all our families who are celebrating!

Thursday 21st May 2020


Activity 1: Writing
What do you think Jack would like to say to the giant in the story? What would the giant say to jack? Pretend to be Jack or the giant and write a letter saying how you feel. 

When you write your letter, think about your super handwriting. Use this phoneme mat to help you write the letters correctly and remember to hold your pencil like this.

 

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design
Can you make a drum to make the sound of the giant’s footsteps? You could use a box or a tin or anything else you find at home. Then retell the story, and tap your drum to show the giant is coming!

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Activity 1: Mathematics

When we estimate, we guess how many things there are. How many pompoms do you think are in the jar? How many stones? Set up your own ‘estimation station’. Use an empty container and ask a grown-up to put some objects inside. Then estimate – say how many you think there are. When you have estimated, you can take them out and count them to check. What else can you put in your estimation station?

Activity 2: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Jack was happy when he got the golden hen. Draw, paint or make a model of something that makes you happy. Can you write about it using your phonic fist?

Here are some things to keep practising every day until we return…

- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Reading books at home and online, and talking about them.

- Here are the links to different websites you will be using. Your log in details are in your home learning packs.

- Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at our PE at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home

- Investigate! You can find lots of fun science activities on our Science at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/science-at-home

- Marvellous Maths! You can find lots of fun maths activities on our Maths at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/mathsathome

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0 (bug club)

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

https://www.literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Activity 1: Mathematics

Search for ‘Counting in Twos’ by the Singing Walrus and click on this video to sing the song.

Then use pairs of socks to help you count in 2s at home. What else can you find to help you count in 2s?

Activity 2: Literacy

Click on this link to visit the Letters and Sounds YouTube channel and learn about the ‘ee’ sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iemIhNNSybw
Now use your phonic fist to write these words. Remember, it doesn’t have to be exactly right, the important thing is that you use your phonics!

Look, Teddy has tried to write ‘bean’ using his phonic skills. It's not quite right, but Teddy is using the sounds he knows when he writes all by himself. Great try Teddy!

There are lots of other phonic lessons for you to watch here too! Can you find any other sounds you know? Can you learn any new sounds?

Monday 18th May 2020

Activity 1: Communication and Language

Listen to Mrs Willoughby reading a different version of the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Compare it to the story you listened to last week. How are the stories the same and how are they different? Which version of the story do you like best?

Activity 2: Mathematics
Today we are going to think about doubling numbers. When we double a number we add the same again, for example, double 2 is the same as 2 + 2, so double 2 equals 4.
Can you design a meal for Jack and the giant using your doubling skills? The giant is bigger than Jack so he will need double the food that Jack has. So, if Jack has 1 potato, the giant will need 2 potatoes. If Jack has 3 carrots, how many carrots will the giant need?

Friday 15th May 2020

Activity 1:  Understanding the World

Make a leaf rubbing. Find a leaf and put a piece of paper on top then rub obver the leaf with the side of a crayon, or very gently with a pencil. Can you see the lines in the leaf? See if you can find out what those lines are for. Are all leaves the same? Why do plants and trees have leaves?

 

Activity 2:  Expressive Art and Design

Use things you find in your home to make a parachute to help Jack get safely down the beanstalk, for instance, you could use paper or a plastic bag. Have a look at these examples to help you plan and design your parachute.

 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Activity 1:  Maths
Jack’s beanstalk was very tall. How tall is your sunflower now? What things from around your home could you use to measure it? Estimate how many you would need to measure the height of your sunflower, then measure and count them. Were you correct?

Can you estimate and measure how tall you are? What about a grown up?

  

Activity 2:  Literacy

Log in to Purple Mash to retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Here are some things to keep practising every day until we return…

- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Reading books at home and online, and talking about them.

- Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at our PE at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home

- Investigate! You can find lots of fun science activities on our Science at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/science-at-home

- Marvellous Maths! You can find lots of fun maths activities on our Maths at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/mathsathome

Here are the links to different websites you will be using. Your log in details are in your home learning packs.

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0 (bug club)

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

https://www.literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Activity 1: Expressive Art and Design

The giant in the story lived in a castle at the top of the beanstalk. Use things you find at home to make a castle for the giant. What will your castle look like?

 

Activity 2: Communication and Language

The giant in the story is very big. There are lots of wow words that mean ‘very big’. The teachers thought of ‘huge’. Can you think of any other wow words that mean ‘very big’?

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Draw and write about your favourite character from the story. Why are they your favourite? Do you think they made good choices in the story? 


 

Activity 2: Maths

Find three different shoes in your home. Which the biggest? Which is the smallest? Which is in the middle? Can you put them in order from the smallest to the biggest? Use the words long, longer, longest to describe the shoes.

Monday 11th May 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Listen to the story Jack and the Beanstalk by Mara Alperin and Mark Chambers then answer these questions:
Where did Jack and his mum live?
Why did Jack take the cow to the market?
What made Jack’s mother furious?
Did Jack do the right thing when he took the hen?


 

Activity 2:  Physical Development

Play the ‘Beans’ Game. One person has to shout out a type of bean and the other has to do the actions. Here are the actions:
Runner beans: Jog on the spot.
Jumping beans: Jump up and down.
Broad beans: Make a wide shape with your body.
Baked beans: Pretend to be very hot.
Chilli beans: pretend to be very cold.

Can you think of any other beans and make up your own actions?

 

 

Thursday 7th May 2020

75 years ago today it was VE day and everyone celebrated being at peace by holding parties in the street.

Activity 1:  Understanding the World

Some people were awarded medals for being extra brave and kind. Make a medal using paper or card and some string or ribbon. Choose someone in your family to give the medal to. Who will you choose and why? Think carefully about how you will decorate or colour your medal.

 

Activity 2:  Personal, Social and Emotional Development
On VE day people decorated their homes to make them look beautiful. Can you create some bunting to decorate your home?


Click on this link https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ to visit the Out of the Ark Site. Choose Week 7 and select ‘Keep calm and carry on’ to sing a song about VE Day.

Here are some other activities to try on VE Day:

• Make a flag
• Design a party hat.
• Make a musical instrument.

    

Here are some things to keep practising every day until we return…

- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Reading books at home and online, and talking about them.

- Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at our PE at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home

- Investigate! You can find lots of fun science activities on our Science at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/science-at-home

- Marvellous Maths! You can find lots of fun maths activities on our Maths at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/mathsathome

Here are the links to different websites you will be using. Your log in details are in your home learning packs.

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0 (bug club)

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

http://https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Activity 1: Physical Development

Some families are observing Ramadan. What healthy meals have you eaten? Help your adult to make a healthy meal and send in your photographs. Write about your healthy meal and list the names of the vegetables you ate. What other things can you do today to be healthy? Remember how important it is to go to bed early.

Click on this link https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ to visit the Out of the Ark Site. Choose Week 3 and select ‘Water, Food, Rest And Exercise’ to sing a song about staying healthy.

Activity 2: Maths:
Look at your sunflower. Has it changed much since last week? Do any parts look the same? How tall is it now? Can you build a tower as tall as your sunflower using clothes pegs? What can you use to measure it? How many pegs did you use to build your tower?

 

Here are some things to keep practising every day until we return…

- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Reading books at home and online, and talking about them.

- Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at our PE at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home

- Investigate! You can find lots of fun science activities on our Science at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/science-at-home

- Marvellous Maths! You can find lots of fun maths activities on our Maths at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/mathsathome

Here are the links to different websites you will be using. Your log in details are in your home learning packs.

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0 (bug club)

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

http://https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Activity 1: Expressive Art and Design

Search for ‘The Vegetable Song’ by The Singing Walrus on YouTube and choose this video.

Sing the song and see if you can make up a dance to go with it. How many different moves can you think of?


Activity 2: Maths

Look closely at this picture then answer the questions below.

How many carrots can you see?
Are there more turnips or more spinach plants?
How many potatoes are in the bag? You can’t see them all so you will need to estimate!

 

Monday 4th May 2020

Activity 1: Literacy

Listen to Mrs Willoughby reading the story Oliver's Vegetables by Vivien French, then answer the questions below.

1. Why couldn’t Oliver walk to his Grandpa’s house?
2. What bargain did Oliver make with his Grandpa?
3. Why did Oliver find slugs and snails on Thursday?
4. How did Oliver know that he had found the potatoes?

Activity 2:  Understanding the World

Look out of your window at the weather. Can you make a weather chart? Start today and draw a picture of the type of weather you can see. Do the same thing tomorrow to keep a weather diary every day this week.

Friday 1st May 2020

Activity 1: Maths

Click this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/making-a-puzzle/z79hhbk to visit the BBC Tiny Happy People site and make a puzzle. You can draw your own picture or choose a picture you have at home. There are lots of other fun games and activities on this site too so have a look around!

Activity 2: Maths
Have a look at your sunflower now. Has it changed? How is it different? How is it the same? Can you remember how tall your sunflower was last time you measured it? Measure it again. How much has it grown? Can you write the number to show how tall it is now? Use the number formation cards below to help you. Do you remember when your sunflower was just a tiny seed? How tall do you think your sunflower will be next week?

 

Visit the Maths at Home page here http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/mathsathome to try the Nursery and Reception Magic Box Maths Challenge. When you have completed your challenge, send a photo to your teacher. Each week, one child will be chosen as ‘Mathematician of the Week’. Good luck!

Thursday 30th April 2020

Activity 1:  Understanding the World

Log on to Education City then click on homework. You will see a folder called Parts of a plant. Click on it. First watch the learn screen called Plants and Plates. Make sure you look and listen carefully because next you need to go back and play the game Flora Facts.

Activity 2: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Think about what seeds need to grow. Can you create a poster showing how we can care for the living things around us? What are the things that we should do? Are there any things that we would not do?
Create a poster about caring for living things. What do you need to do? What must you never to when looking after a living thing?

Click on this link https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/   to visit the Out of the Ark Site. Choose Week 3 and select ‘Water, food, rest and exercise’ to sing a song about what we need to grow.

Every Thursday at 5pm you can click this link https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/chapter-one to listen to a fantastic author read a story.

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Activity 1: Physical Development

Click this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/throwing-game/z64t6v4 to visit the BBC ‘Tiny Happy People’ website and play an aiming and throwing game. There are lots of other fun games and activities on this site too so have a look around!

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design

Click on this link https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner  to visit the Out of the Ark website. Choose Week 2 and select ‘The Seed Song’ to sing a song about planting a seed. Then click ‘view song activities’ for some more fun activities about seeds and plants.

Challenge: Can you find out what the largest seed in the world is? 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Activity 1: Phonics Phase 3 

Click on this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm
to visit the BBC Bitesize website.  Choose a phase 3 phoneme and practise blending and reading the words. There are lots of fun lessons, activities and games to play so have a look around this site and see what else you can do.

Activity 2: Understanding the World

Today we are thinking about different types of seed and where we might find them. For instance, there are seeds in dandelions and seeds in an apple. Go on a ‘seed hunt’ inside or outside. How many different types of seeds can you find? Draw and label them. What do you think will happen to the seeds that you have found?

Monday 27th April 2020

Last week marked the beginning of Ramadan. We wish all families observing this special time Ramadan Mubarak.

Activity 1: Literacy

Search for ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle on google and select this version.

Listen to this story about a tiny seed, then see if you can answer these questions:

1. How is the tiny seed different to the other seeds?
2. What happens to all of the other seeds?
3. When does the tiny seed start to grow?
4. What do you think will happen to the seeds at the end of the story?

Activity 2: Maths

Make a shadow clock. Push a long stick into the ground. Mark the tip of the stick’s shadow with a stone. Then mark the shadow’s tip every 15 minutes with a new stone. Does the shadow get longer or shorter? Does it move around?

Click on this link https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/  to visit the Out of the Ark Site. Choose Week 4 and select ‘It’s a Spring Thing’ to sing a song about Spring time.

Friday 24th April 2020

Activity 1:Love

We are so grateful to the NHS and all of the key workers who are working so hard to keep us safe and well. Make a heart to show your love for the NHS and key workers. You can use pens, paints or make a collage using the things you find at home.

Activity 2
Have a look at your sunflower again. Has it grown taller? You could use a ruler or a tape measure to measure it. Can you find something that is taller/shorter than your suflower? 

Thursday 23rd 2020

Activity 1: Energy 

We are very grateful to our NHS workers and all of the key workers who are working so hard to keep us safe and healthy. Design a poster to put in your window to remind your neighbours to clap for our wonderful NHS on Thursdays at 8.00pm.
Then click on this link https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=bannerselect Week 2 and choose 'Together' to sing a song about doing things together.

Activity 2: Maths

Log in to Education City and play Fruit Frenzy - a game where you find 1 more and 1 less.
If you can do this, think of a number between 10-100, then tell your grown up the number that is 1 more and 1 less.

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Activity 1 Happiness 

Today we can think about things that make us happy. What makes you feel happy?  Talk to the people in your home. Ask them to tell you what makes them happy. Listen to what they say. Do the same things make you happy?

Draw and write about the things that make you happy.

Activity 2: Maths

It took Jasper’s beanstalk a long time to grow. Ask a grown up to time you. How many star jumps can you do in one minute? How many times can you hop on one leg? How many times can you hop on the other leg? What other exercises can you think of to do in one minute?

 

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Check out the Staff Easter Challenge page and see if you can guess who the mystery readers are!
Activity 1: Safety
Today we are thinking about how to stay safe at home. Washing our hands is very important. Can you draw and write some instructions showing how to wash your hands to keep healthy and safe?

Activity 2; Literacy
Use this link http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk  to visit the Phonicsplay website. There are lots of super phonic games to play that will help you practise your phonic skills. You can sign up for free or select ‘free resources’. Choose the words you want to practise (phase 2,3 or 4) then select Buried Treasure. Read the words and decide if they are real words or alien words. Can you use the real words in a sentence?

Monday 20th April 2020

Activity 1: Appreciation 
Today we are thinking about all of the people who help us.  Draw a picture and write about the people who help you. How do they help you? What would you like to say to them?

Click this link 
https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner and choose Week 2 A Little Bit Of Kindness to sing a song about being kind.Talk about kind acts that have happened during the day and how they made you feel.

Activity 2: Literacy
Listen to the story 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. Talk about the story with your adult.

 

 

Can you answer these questions about the story?

Why do you think Jasper dug his bean up?
What would happen if he hadn’t dug up the plant?
What do plants need to grow?
What happened to the bean after Jasper threw it away?
Why is Jasper looking for giants?
If you have enjoyed reading the story of ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ you could go to Purple Mash and draw beanstalk. Go on to Purple Mash and click on Art and then 2Paint. 

Friday 17th April

Activity 1: Understanding the world

It’s time to investigate and have some fun today. We are going to explore Freezing Cold! Put some treasures in the bottom of a plastic cup or sandwich box. You could choose a flower, a leaf, a small plastic toy or other treasures you don’t mind getting wet! Pour in water and put it in the freezer.

Talk to your adult.
What do you think will happen and why?
The next day take out your frozen art. Put in on a plate or tray. How does it feel? Enjoy exploring it with your hands.
What do you think will happen to it and why?

Have fun!

 

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design

Has your sunflower started to grow yet? What does it look like? Draw a picture of your sunflower.
(If your sunflower has not started to grow yet, you can draw a picture of a flower.)

Then click on this link https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner and choose

Week 3. Select ‘The Seed Song’ and see if you can sing the song to your sunflower.

Remember to send a photograph of your frozen treasures or your sunflower pictures to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

Thursday 16th April, 2020
Activity 1: Personal, Social and Emotional Development


Today we would like to you to think about all the kind doctors and nurses who are looking after people. Can you draw a colourful rainbow picture to cheer them up? If you put it in your window it will show them you are saying a big ‘thank you!’  You can use your colouring pencils or cut and stick things you find around your home to help you make your ‘Thank-you Rainbow’.  Don’t forget to clap for the NHS at your home at 8 o’clock this evening!

Remember to send your photographs of you clapping for the NHS and of your lovely ‘Thank-you Rainbow’ to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk
If you have enjoyed making your rainbow you can go to Purple Mash. Click on to 2Paint and make a rainbow there. Your login details are in your home learning pack.

Activity 2: Physical Development

Staying fit and healthy is really important. Today we are going to think of all the healthy food we have been eating. You can draw a picture of your favourite healthy food and talk to your adult about why you like it. You could even try a new healthy food that you have never tasted before.
Then click on this link https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner and choose Week 3. Select the song ‘Water, Food, Rest and Exercise’ to learn a song all about being healthy.
A really important part of being healthy includes going to bed early and having a long sleep at night. Sleep keeps us healthy and is good for a healthy brain.

Remember to send a photograph of your healthy food plate to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk.

Wednesday 15th April 2020

Activity 1: Maths
Look at these beautiful butterflies. They have patterns on their wings that are symmetrical. That means they are the same on both sides.  Use Purple Mash to make a butterfly picture that is symmetrical. Log on to Purple Mash and select Art – Animals – Butterfly. Remember to save your picture so your teacher can see it! Or, you could draw or paint a symmetrical butterfly and send a photo of your butterfly to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk.

Activity 2: Communication and Language
Play a memory game with your family to help develop your great ‘remembering’ skills.  Choose 4 objects from your home (for example, a cup, a toy, a pen, a sock) and place them on the floor on top of a mat. Close your eyes while your grown up hides one of the objects under the mat. Can you say which object is missing?

 

Tuesday 14th April
Activity 1: Expressive Art and Design
Can you make an Easter bunny mask? Use things you have at home and your imagination. For instance, you might use a paper plate or cardboard from food packaging. Think about the features of a rabbit. What do rabbits look like?  Can you think of a name for your bunny?

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design
Today we would like you to learn an Easter song and dance. Click on this link https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner and choose Week 3. Select the song ‘The Easter Egg Trail’. When you have listened to the song, click on ‘watch the dance video’ and see if you can copy the dance. Can you make up your own dance?


Don’t forget to send a photo of your mask and your dance to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk. Remember to put your name and class when you send your photo.

 

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