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 a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk.

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 a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk. 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. 

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/

 

Thursday 9th April, 2020

Activity 1: Mathematics Number

Draw some Easter eggs and cut them out carefully. Write a number on each egg. Ask a grown up or big brother or sister to hide the eggs then go on an Easter egg hunt. Can you find them all? Can you put the numbers in order? 

 

Activity 2: Literacy Reading

This is the story is called ‘We’re Going on an Egg Hunt’ by Laura Hughes. We hope you enjoy listening to it.
 

 
Talk about the story with your adult.


Where did the rabbits find the eggs?


What did they carry them in?


What other story does this remind you of? Here is a clue- it is about a family and a bear!

You could draw a picture of the egg hunt and send a photograph to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

Have a Happy Easter!



We will return with more exciting home learning on Tuesday 14th April, 2020.

 

Things to keep trying 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 your home reading book and talking about it.

- Keep fit! You can practise your exercises by looking at http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/pe-at-home    Miss Rice has found some exciting websites for you to look at. You can practise your star jumps and bunny hops!

 

Wednesday 8th April, 2020

Activity 1: Expressive Arts and Design

Soon it will be Easter. Can you make an Easter bonnet using things you find at home? You could use a strip of paper and decorate it. Or, you could choose an old hat and add decorations to that.

Here are some ideas to help you. 

       

Remember to send a photo of your Easter bonnet to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

We can't wait to see them!

 

Activity 2: Mathematics Number

 Draw and cut out 5 currant buns.

Use this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-five-currant-buns/zm4nmfr to sing the song.

Take one currant bun away each time.

How many do you have left?

You can make as many currant buns as you like and take one away each time.

 

Things to keep trying every day…
- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Reading your home reading book and talking about it.

And remember...
- You can continue to join in with the Joe Wicks daily PE workouts and Andy's Wild Workouts as often as you like.

 

Tuesday 7th April 2020

Activity 1: Understanding the World

Find out about the life cycle of a chicken. You can do this by searching for ‘chick life cycle’ on google. Then see if you can answer these questions:

Why does the mummy hen sit on the eggs?
How long does a chick stay inside the egg for?
How does the chick get out of the egg?

 

You could also join in with the Spring Chicken Song and dance on https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ and click on week 2 'Spring Chicken'.. Have fun singing and dancing to this!

Remember to send a photograph of your work to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

Activity 2: Expressive Art and Design

Can you make a chick using resources you find at home? What do you want your chick to look like? Will it be fluffy and soft? What will you call your chick? How is a chick different to a chicken?

Have fun!

 


Remember to send a photograph of your chick to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

If you have enjoyed making your chick you could go to Purple Mash and draw a chick. Go on to Purple Mash and click on Paint and then Animals.

 

Monday 6th April 2020

Activity 1: Expressive Art and Design

Today, can you create an Easter egg or potato by decorating an egg or a potato (or anything else you find at home). You can decorate it any way you like. Here are some photos to give you some ideas.

         

 

Remember to take a photo of your egg or potato and send it to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

We look forward to seeing your lovely designs!

 

Activity 2: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Today we would like you to show an Act of Kindness. You can do this by helping your grown-ups to fold the clothes, sharing toys with your siblings or tidying your toys away. Wouldn’t it be lovely to do something kind every single day?

Remember to send a photo of you helping your family to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

Things to keep trying every day…
- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Reading your home reading book and talking about it.

And remember...
- You can continue to join in with the Joe Wicks daily PE workouts and Andy's Wild Workouts as often as you like.


- Keep looking after your sunflower and remember to fill in your sunflower diary. Has it started to grow yet?

 

Friday 3rd April 2020


Expressive arts and design
Have a look out of your window. Draw what you can see. Look for trees, plants, birds and any interesting vehicles. Use lots of wonderful colours. Label or write about some of the interesting things you see.


Maths
Inside your home learning pack you will find your set of numbers up to 30. Use all of the numbers or maybe just some of them to make a line of numbers. Ask someone to hide a number. Work out the missing number. Do this again with a different number.

Remember you can send a photograph of your learning to  a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

Things to keep trying every day…
- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Reading your home reading book and talking about it.

And remember...
- You can continue to join in with the Joe Wicks daily PE workouts and Andy's Wild Workouts as often as you like.

 

- Keep looking after your sunflower and remember to fill in your sunflower diary. Has it started to grow yet?

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Literacy
Inside your home learning pack you will find high frequency word cards. You can use all of the cards or just some of them. Cut them up individually. Ask an adult to help you use scissors carefully. Ask someone in your family to hide the cards. Go on a hunt to find them. When you find them, say the word in a sentence. Can you write a sentence with the words you have found?

Maths

Learn to count in 2s. ‘Kids tv 123’ have a counting song that can help you. Count in 2s with the people in your house. Maybe you can make up your own song.
Have a look around. Can you find pairs of things to count? You might find pairs of shoes, socks or maybe even gloves. When you have collected the pairs, you can count them in 2s.


 


Remember to log on to our home school learning platforms using the links above. Every child has been given log in details if you have any difficulties contact Mrs Armstrong for technical support such as resetting passwords and training parents. See Home Learning Information on the school website.

Have a great day and remember to log on tomorrow for more fun activities.

Wednesday 1st April, 2020

It can be difficult for young children to understand why they have to stay at home. 'Time to Come in Bear' is a child friendly story written by Kim St Lawrence that helps children understand what is happening and why. You can find this story by searching for the title on Youtube.


Activity 1: Mathematics
Log into Purple Mash using the link above. Select - mathematics - 2 count - launch app. Then look out of your window and count how many different coloured cars you see. Record them on your chart by clicking the + symbol. When you have finished, remember to save your work by clicking on the menu icon and selecting save.  Your teachers will give you a star when you have saved your work. Don’t forget to check out the Reception Curriculum Journey Page to see your work on display.


 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design
Make a car (or other vehicle) using resources you find at home, for example, an empty cereal box or a plastic bottle. Think about how you will join the parts together. What will your car look like? What colour will it be? Remember to send a photograph of your car to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk. 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020


Activity 1: Physical Development                                                                                         

Use the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz and join in with Andy’s Wild Workout on CBeebies. Remember to exercise every day to keep strong and healthy. Your family can join in too. Don’t forget to send a photograph of your workout to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk.

 

Activity 2: Communication and Language
Use the link https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ and choose an interesting picture to talk to your family about. What can you see? What do you think is happening? What might happen next? Can you use some wow words to talk about your picture?

 

 

Monday 30th March 2020


Activity 1: Literacy – Reading
Log in to Bug Club using the link above and choose a book to read. Use your phonics and tricky words to help you read the book and talk to your family about the story you are reading. Make sure you click on the bug icon (see below) and answer the questions as you read the book. When you have finished reading, see if you can retell the story to your family.

 

 

Activity 2: Maths
Have a teddy bears picnic in your home. Choose some food to share with your teddy. Can you share the food so you and your teddy each have half? Check out the Reception Curriculum Journey page to see Ms Williams having a picnic with Bruno the dog. Don’t forget to send a photograph of your picnic to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk if you would like your photograph to be shown on the Reception Curriculum Journey Page.

 

 

Friday 27th March 2020

Expressive arts
We have been learning the poem ‘The Train Journey’ by Brenda Williams. Can you learn all the words to the poem? Maybe add a steady beat or think of a way to sing the words in the poem. Can you move like a train running on a track? Can you think of another type of transport? 

Maths
Play a game of shops using money. What will you sell in your shop? How much will things cost? Write a price list for the items you will sell in the shop. How many customers will you have? What will your shop be called?
Remember you can send a photograph of your shop to  a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Activity 1: Maths

Do you like to sing? Find a song about numbers. Learn and sing the number song. Can you teach the song to somebody in your family?
There are plenty of super songs on the CBeebies website. This one is fantastic:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-five-little-boats-song

 

 

Activity 2: Literacy
Inside your home learning pack you will find phoneme/letter cards. You can use all of the phonemes or just some of them. Cut them up individually. Ask an adult to help you use scissors carefully. Ask someone in your family to hide the cards. Go on a hunt to find them. When you find them, say the phoneme and as many words as you can that contain that phoneme. Can you make a list of words? Challenge: Can you make sentences too?

Make sure you keep your phoneme cards and we will play another game with them next week.

 

 

 

Things to keep trying every day…

- Doing up buttons, laces and zips by yourself.
- Writing your name and surname with correct letter formation.
- Forming numerals correctly.
- Read your home reading book and talk about it.

And remember...

- You can continue to join in with the Joe Wicks daily PE workouts as often as you like.

- Keep looking after your sunflower and remember to fill in your sunflower diary.

- Look at the Reception Curriculum Journey page to see how Ms Begum has planted her sunflower.

Remember to log on to our home school learning platforms, see links above. Every child has been given log in details if you have any difficulties contact Mrs Armstrong for technical support such as resetting passwords and training parents. See Home Learning Information on the school website.

Have a great day and remember to log on tomorrow for more fun activities.

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Ms Williams is reading Marvin Wanted More, written by Joseph Theobald and published by Bloomsbury.

Activity 1: Communication and Language

Inside your home learning pack you have been given a sheet of 'wow words'. Choose one word from the sheet and talk to your family about what the word means. See if you can use this word when you talk to your family this week.

Activity 2: Maths, Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

Inside your home learning pack you will find two sets of numbers up to 30. Cut up the numbers and use them to play a game of 'snap' with a member of your family. You can use all of the numbers or just some of them. Remember to take turns when you play. Keep the numbers as you will need them to play another maths game next week.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Activity 1: Literacy Reading

Inside your home learning pack you have been given a log in to Active Learn Bug Club. Your teacher has chosen some books for you to read. If the log in does not work, you can google 'Bug Club' and select the Active Learn option.

Today we would like you to choose and read a story on Bug Club. Make sure you read the story right to the end. This will let your teacher know that you have read the book. Remember to use your phonics and your fast words when you read. Your family can help you with your reading. Talk to your family about the book you are reading and ask each other questions about the story. Can you retell the story to your family? 

Remember, you can read these books as often as you like.

 

Activity 2: Expressive Arts and Design

Inside your home learning pack you have been given some sunflower seeds to plant and grow. Today we would like you to choose a pot for your seeds and decorate it. You could use an empty food carton or a plastic cup, or any pot you have at home. Think about what you want your pot to look like. You could draw pictures and stick them on, or paint patterns onto your pot.

Remember you can send a photo of your pot to a.armstrong@grove.bham.sch.uk.

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Activity 1: Understanding the World

Inside your home learning pack you have been given some sunflower seeds.

Plant your sunflower seeds in a pot. Talk to your family about what you think might happen to your seeds when they grow. Keep a sunflower diary. Draw and write in your diary each day to show what is happening to your seeds. You can research how seeds grow into sunflowers here:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/gardening-children-schools/family-activities/grow-it/grow/sunflower 

Activity 2: Physical Development

Joe Wicks is leading a PE workout for children every morning at 9 o'clock on Youtube. This is a free workout and everyone can get involved. Remember to keep healthy by doing regular exercise, eating healthy food and drinking lots of water. 

 

 

 

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