Learning and Growing Together

Home Learning Activities 24.3.20

Reception Work to do while at home

Please have a look through the pack of work sheets that has been sent home. You can dip in and out of them and complete as many as is right for your child. It would be fantastic if all children returned to school after this period with perfect handwriting but most children can only do this type of sit down precise pencil work for short periods of time before getting restless and therefore do a little now and then.  The sheets I hope are self explanitory but let me know if you have any questions. 

I have also put a few activities below that are more playing and making things to do with your children. They hopefully will keep them busy, interested and active while learning. Again do as much as is appropriate for your child. I do not expect everything to be completed as I have given more than enough for the estimated time we are all going to be at home. I do hope that you will spend some time picking out a few activities and helping your child to move on in their learning.

  • Complete a double page project in your Learning Log about how you use technology in the home. Read the sheet in your Learning Log to find out a little more about what to do.
  • Keep counting! Count the windows in your house. Count the doors (there are many different types of doors!) and count the steps. Make a note in your book about the things you have counted.
  • Think about shapes. Some children still confuse the names of 2D shapes. Have a look around the house for rectangles, triangles squares, circles, ovals and any other shapes you can find. Then move on to 3D shapes such as cylinders, cones, pyramids, cubes and cuboids. What can you find in your home? Draw pictures or take photos on your shape hunt!
  • Read of the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff (see the download section at the bottom of the page) and have a go at telling the story / write a list of the best words and what they mean / draw the best bit of the story in your book / draw the troll and write a speech bubble to go with it / write a sentence for the beginninig, middle and end of the story.
  • Log on to 'Active Learn' (the login details are on the front of your Reading Record) and read any of the books in the stage you are on. Answer the questions as you read. Remember to note the book titles in your record so that when you return to school we don’t give you them again as your reading book.
  • Have a play on Teach Your Monsters to Read app. We are loving it in school.
  •  Find different objects of various materials around your house and explore the differences using your senses. That is, find things that are wood, ceramic, metal, plastic, glass and ask: how does it look? How does it feel (hard, soft, cold, warm etc)? When you tap it, what sound can you hear? Is it magnetic? Make a note in your book about what you find out whilst you explore different materials.
  • Test objects to see if they float or sink. Can your children think of reasons to explain why?
  • When in the garden/yard, pull up a weed carefully and look  at the roots, stem, leaves, buds and flowers. Draw and label a picture of it in your book.
  • Find where the mini beasts live in your garden/yard. What can you find? What do they look like? Paint or draw a picture of them in your book. Have a go at labelling the body parts and write a caption or sentence to go with it.
  • Practise writing your name using good letter formation. You could also learn to write your surname too.
  • Learn how to fasten buttons, do up zips and even tie shoe laces!
  • Have go at making a simple kite. Many children made one a school out of paper but we thought they might be too heavy as they didn’t fly too well. Have another go at home but this time try making it with a plastic bag.  We watched this CBBC clip to help us learn how to make a kite. They do a really fancy one but you can easily simplify it. Have a look by following this link: CBBC Video 'How to Make a Kite'

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