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Friday 26th February

Its Friday! Which means it’s time to get ready for Miss Ellgood and some of Year 2 in the Fit Friday Assembly on our Move it With Mapledene YouTube channel. Have fun keeping fit this morning!

 

We hope you have enjoyed learning all about Goldilocks and The Three Bears this week. Next week we are reading another traditional tale. We wonder which one it might be? Have a look on Monday as we have heard the postman might be delivering a special letter for you all!

                                                                   

 

Our story today is called ‘The Jolly Postman’ and it is written by the author Janet and Allan Ahlberg. The story is about a postman who delivers different mail to lots of different traditional tale characters. I wonder what he might be delivering and who he will be delivering it to? Can you answer the questions below once you have listened to the story?

THE JOLLY POSTMAN

Mrs Roberts reads The Jolly Postman!

Questions

  1. What did the postman deliver to The Three Bears?
  2. Who gave the postman green tea?
  3. What did Jack send the giant?
  4. Who is still living in Grandma’s house without permission?
  5. Whose birthday party was it?
  6. How old was Goldilocks?
  7. If the postman came to your house, what would you like him to deliver?

 

 

Your daily RWI and maths sessions are below. It’s problem solving Friday today! Please use any resources you have at home to help.

Suggested activities:

(For your information: The videos are released at 9.30am from Monday-Friday and are available for 24 hours.)

 

Friday 26ths sound (Set 1 is starting again, please move on to set 2 if you child is secure at all set 1 sounds and can blend these sounds in a word.)

For those children who are currently reading ditties, please also practise ditty 11 which can be found in the resource section. Please also practise writing the sentences using ‘Hold a Sentence’.

For those children who are blending please practice reading week 6 words which can be found in the resource section. Please also read ditty 1.

Don’t forget to log into Oxford Owl where books are available to read.

 

 

Suggested activities:

Friday 26th-  It’s Problem solving Friday! Goldilocks is having a tea party with the 3 bears. She has baked some cookies to say sorry for eating their porridge. Can you share the biscuits so that the bears get the same amount to go with their tea? Remember there are 3 bears. How many biscuits will they get each? You can use anything at home to help you work out the problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many did they get each the first time? The second time? How did you share them out? What would happen if they had to share 7 cookies out? 

 

 

 

We hope you’ve had a great week! Remember that next week we will be exploring different imaginary worlds through our favourite stories, as well as it being ‘World Book Day’ on Thursday! We are so excited to go through the doors of our imaginations, through the magic of books.

Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe and keep smiling. 😊

 

Mrs Mason and Miss Hatfield x

Thursday 25th February

This week we have been looking at ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears.’ This story is also known as a traditional tale. Do you know what a traditional tale is?

 

A traditional tale is a story that has been told and re-told for many years, and then becomes a story that almost everyone knows. If you asked your parents and grandparents, they are sure to know the story of Goldilocks too. Do you know any other traditional tales? ?

 

Here are a few that we know, can you recognise the story from the picture?

 

    

 

 

    

 

Did you recognise any? The stories were…

  1. The Three Little Pigs
  2. The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  3. Little Red Riding Hood
  4. The Gingerbread Man
  5. Jack and the Beanstalk
  6. Hansel and Gretel

 

Sometimes authors like to make up new stories which are based on the traditional tales. They sometimes change the characters, or they sometimes change the ending.

 

Our story today is called Goldilocks and The Three Dinosaurs. Which story has the author changed here? Yes, it’s Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Listen to the story and then answer the questions.

 

 

"Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs" - Bobby's Backyard - Storytime Book #4

"Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs" as Retold by Mo WillemsGoldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a new take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Thr...

Questions

  1. What are the similarities between this story and Goldilocks and The Three Bears?
  2. What is different?
  3. Which story do you prefer? Why?
  4. If you could change the characters, what animals would you have? Think of a title for your book. Goldilocks and The Three…..
  5. What was your favourite part of the story? Why?

 

Your daily RWI and maths sessions are below. The full weekly sessions are in the resources section if you would like to access them.

Suggested activities:

(For your information: The videos are released at 9.30am from Monday-Friday and are available for 24 hours.)

 

Thursday 25tha sound (Set 1 is starting again, please move on to set 2 if you child is secure at all set 1 sounds and can blend these sounds in a word.)

For those children who are currently reading ditties, please also practise ditty 11 which can be found in the resource section. Please also practise writing the sentences using ‘Hold a Sentence’.

For those children who are blending please practice reading week 6 words which can be found in the resource section. Please also read ditty 1.

Don’t forget to log into Oxford Owl where books are available to read.

 

 

Suggested activities:

 

Thursday 25th- Can you add different numbers together to make the same total? Let’s watch numberblocks try and balance a bridge by adding different numbers together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005y9r/numberblocks-series-4-balancing-bridge

 

 

 

We hope you have a fabulous Thursday! Just a reminder that there is no assembly tomorrow as it is Fit Friday, however we are still looking for our shooting stars for next week! So please send in pictures of all your fantastic work you are doing.

 

Have you taken part in any workout exercises this week as part of ‘Workout week?’ If not, do not worry, here is a video to keep you moving and there will be Miss Ellgood and some of Year 2 in Friday's Fit Friday Assembly on our Move it With Mapledene YouTube channel tomorrow.

 

Can you move like a gummy bear?

★ Just Dance Kids 2 - I'm a Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song) (HD) ★

"I'm a Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song)"

Mrs Mason and Miss Hatfield x

Wednesday 24th February

Good morning Reception. It’s Wednesday already and we are another day closer to you coming back to school! How exciting!

 

Today Mrs Mason has been trying her best to put some teddies in order of size. From the smallest to the biggest teddy. Do you think she has done a good job?

 

We are not sure Mrs Mason has put them in the correct order? What do you think? Oh dear Mrs Mason, We think you have got a little muddled up! Do you think you could help put them in the correct order?

 

Can you point to the smallest teddy? Oh yes, that is Peppa’s teddy bear.

 

Can you point to the teddy that is the biggest? Yes, that is the dinosaur!

 

Which teddy is a little bit bigger than Peppa’s teddy? Yes, that’s the teddy bear.

 

Which teddy is bigger than the teddy bear and smaller than the dinosaur? Well done! It is Princess Poppy!

 

You did it!

 

There, that is much better! Mrs Mason says thank you so much for helping her.

Don’t forget, you can learn some more about size on our weekly activity sheet in the maths section and there is a set task for you to complete on Doodle too! Enjoy! 

 

Our story today is about two friends. One is called BIG and one is called small. I wonder what adventures they might get up to?

 

 

 

Big and Small - Kids Books Read Aloud

Big and SmallBy Elizabeth Bennett

Questions

  1. Why do you think the bear is called ‘Big.’
  2. Why do you think the mouse is called ‘Small.’
  3. If you could choose another animal for the story that was called ‘Big,’ what would you choose? Is the animal you have chosen a big animal?
  4. If you could choose another animal for the story that was called ‘Small,’ what would you choose? Is the animal you have chosen a small animal?
  5. What do you notice about the words ‘Big’ and ‘Small’ in the book?
  6. What help did ‘Small’ need from ‘Big?’
  7. What help did ‘Big’ need from ‘Small?’
  8. Did you enjoy the book? Why? Why not?

 

Your daily RWI and maths sessions are below. The full weekly sessions are in the resources section if you would like to access them.

Suggested activities:

(For your information: The videos are released at 9.30am from Monday-Friday and are available for 24 hours.)

 

Wednesday 23rd –m sound (Set 1 is starting again, please move on to set 2 if you child is secure at all set 1 sounds and can blend these sounds in a word.)

For those children who are currently reading ditties, please also practise ditty 11 which can be found in the resource section. Please also practise writing the sentences using ‘Hold a Sentence’.

For those children who are blending please practice reading week 6 words which can be found in the resource section. Please also read ditty 1.

Don’t forget to log into Oxford Owl where books are available to read.

 

 

Suggested activities:

 

Wednesday 24th – Can you practise writing your numbers in order from 1-10? Use this fun rhyming video to help you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wYIaCmVMBE  Can you challenge yourself to write your numbers to 15 or 20 if you are confident at writing your numbers to 10? Try and form your numbers correctly.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful Wednesday,  

Mrs Mason and Miss Hatfield x

Tuesday 23rd February

Good morning Reception. My goodness what happened yesterday? We could not believe our eyes! Baby bear’s chair had broken! We hope you used your investigation skills to work out what might have happened. What did you think happened? Did you work out it might have been Goldilocks? We love the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. However, have you ever thought what might have happened at the end of the story if Goldilocks had not just run off?

 

Maybe Goldilocks should have said sorry?

 

Here is a letter she could have given to the three bears. Do you think you could have a go at reading it? Can you remember we sound out the green words to help us using our ‘Fred Talk’ and we just need to remember the red words. (You can’t Fred a red!) Ask a grown up to help you with the black words, unless you can read them yourself.

 

 

We think it would have been the right thing for Goldilocks to do. Do you say sorry if you do something wrong? Listen to the story of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears,’ read by Mrs Mason and at the end learn the Makaton sign for sorry.

Our story of the day is all about some bears who say sorry when they do something wrong.

The Berenstain Bears Say "I'm Sorry!" By Mike Berenstain

Questions

  1. What did Sister bear do to upset Brother bear?
  2. Was it an accident or done on purpose? How do you know?
  3. What did Sister bear say when she squirted the water in Brother bears face?
  4. What did Honey bear do to upset Brother bear?
  5. What did Honey bear say to Brother bear?
  6. What did Brother bear do to upset Sister and Honey bear?
  7. What should you always say when you do something wrong?
  8. What else could you do to make things right again?

Your daily RWI and maths sessions are below. The full weekly sessions are in the resources section if you would like to access them.

Suggested activities:

(For your information: The videos are released at 9.30am from Monday-Friday and are available for 24 hours.)

 

Tuesday 23rd –nk  sound

For those children who are currently reading ditties, please also practise ditty 11 which can be found in the resource section. Please also practise writing the sentences using ‘Hold a Sentence’.

For those children who are blending please practice reading week 6 words which can be found in the resource section. Please also read ditty 1.

Don’t forget to log into Oxford Owl where books are available to read.

 

 

Suggested activities:

 

Tuesday 23rd – Roll a dice or use the online dice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L-VhUmir-A  You could challenge yourself with 2 dice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VwOYXIsHqg  What number do you land on? What is 1 more than that number? Can you clap that many times? What is one less than the number the dice landed on? Can you jump that many times? Repeat several times with different numbers that the dice lands on.

 

 

 

Have a great day and let’s hope Goldilocks has learned to say sorry if she does something wrong. 😊

Mrs Mason and Miss Hatfield x

Monday 22nd February

Good morning Reception, how are you all today? We hope you all had a great half term holiday and are ready for another week of home learning.

The themed work we would like you to do throughout the week can be found below along with our daily RWI and Math's sessions. Please continue to send in more of the fantastic work we are receiving, we love to see it. Don’t forget shooting stars and merits will be awarded. Could you be our shooting stars for next week or the first member of Reception to reach 25 merits!

This week we are starting our new topic all about traditional tales. What story will we be learning about this week? Look at the clues below and see if you can guess.

What story could it be?

Reception, this week we have three characters from our story who really need your help! It all started while our characters were out for a lovely walk through the woods. They all came back happy and feeling rather hungry … but oh no!!! Something terrible had happened and the characters really need your help to discover who has done such a terrible thing.

The characters have sent you some photographs of the crime scene and need you to use your investigation skills to discover who has committed the crime!

Look carefully at the photographs. What has happened? What can you see? Can you spot any clues telling you who may have been there?

 

Scene of crime photographs

Did you manage to guess the story? Who are the characters who went for a walk? And just who was inside their home?

Have you guessed correctly? … Yes, that’s right it was Goldilocks who was inside the three bear’s house.

This week our traditional tale is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Listen carefully to the story first of all and then attempt the fun learning activities linked to the story. Have fun, Reception!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Week beginning: Monday 22nd February 2021

Have a go at our Daily RWI and Maths sessions. These should ideally be done in the morning; however can be done at any time which is convenient. 

 

Read, Write, Inc

Suggested activities:

(For your information: The videos are released at 9.30am from Monday-Friday and are available for 24 hours.)

Monday 22ndng sound 

Tuesday 23rdnk  sound 

Wednesday 24thm sound   

Thursday 25th a sound 

Friday 26th - s sound 

    • Look for these sounds when you are reading a book. 
    • Go on a sound hunt – look for things in your house that begin with these sounds.
    • Make some sound cards using different letters and have a go at creating some words with them. E.g. c-a-t, d-i-g, sh-i-p

For those children who are currently reading ditties, please also practise ditty 11 which can be found in the resource section. Please also practise writing the sentences using ‘Hold a Sentence’.

For those children who are blending please practice reading week 7 words which can be found in the resource section. Please also read ditty 1.

Don’t forget to log into Oxford Owl where books are available to read.

Reading with Read Write Inc and Oxford Reading Tree.

To help your child with their reading please log into Oxford Owl using the link. This can be found on our front page.

Select ‘ Read Write Inc e Book library’ and select a level relevant to your child’s ability.

We would suggest those children who are currently reading ditties use ‘ditties and red books’.

For those children who are practising blending sounds we suggest that they begin to read the ditties.

All children can access reading books by clicking on ‘Oxford Owl e Book library’.

Books found here can be either read by children or shared with an adult or older sibling.

Happy reading everyone!

 

 

 

Math's 

Suggested activities:

 

Monday 22nd – Have a look outside your window. Choose one thing you would like to count. Could be birds, cars, people. Use a piece of paper and a pencil to mark down how many of these you can see in a certain time. E.g. 2 minutes, 5 minutes. You can choose any way to mark down each one that you see, as long as you can tell your grown up about your recorded marks.

 

Tuesday 23rd – Roll a dice or use the online dice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L-VhUmir-A  You could challenge yourself with 2 dice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VwOYXIsHqg  What number do you land on? What is 1 more than that number? Can you clap that many times? What is one less than the number the dice landed on? Can you jump that many times? Repeat several times with different numbers that the dice lands on.

 

Wednesday 24th – Can you practise writing your numbers in order from 1-10? Use this fun rhyming video to help you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wYIaCmVMBE  Can you challenge yourself to write your numbers to 15 or 20 if you are confident at writing your numbers to 10? Try and form your numbers correctly.

 

Thursday 25th- Can you add different numbers together to make the same total? Let’s watch numberblocks try and balance a bridge by adding different numbers together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005y9r/numberblocks-series-4-balancing-bridge

 

Friday 26th-  It’s Problem solving Friday! Goldilocks is having a tea party with the 3 bears. She has baked 9 cookies to say sorry for eating their porridge. Can you share the biscuits so that the bears get the same amount to go with their tea? Remember there are 3 bears. How many biscuits will they get each? You can use anything at home to help you work out the problem. What would happen if Goldilocks baked 10 biscuits? 

How many did they get each the first time? The second time? How did you share them out?

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Tales

Reception Home Learning- Goldilocks and the Three Bears

 

Look at the photographs on our class page for this week.

“Oh no! What has happened?”

Learn all about Goldilocks and the Three Bears this week, as well as lots of curriculum activities linked to the story. Please don’t forget to do your daily  Math's and Read Write Inc sessions, as these are very important in helping you with your learning.

Below there are some activities linked to a teddy bears picnic. If you are able to, why not end the week with a teddy bears picnic. You could have some real food or make some pretend food using play dough. Have fun!

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

With a grown up discuss:

*The choices and actions of Goldilocks.

Should she have gone into a stranger’s house? Why not?

 

*How did the bears feel and react when they saw what Goldilocks had done? Why? How would you feel?

 

Talk about the importance of saying sorry.

 

Talk to your grown up about your special teddy or toy and why they are important and special to you.

 

 

Maths

 

Shape, Space and Measures

The three bears are all different sizes. Can you find three teddies that are different sizes? Look for big, medium sized and small sized bowls, spoons, chairs and beds around your home.

What other things can you find which are different sizes? Compare them and practise using the language:

*big, bigger, biggest, large, larger, largest

*medium sized

*small, smaller, smallest

 

Number

Goldilocks approached the three bear’s cottage on stepping stones. She counted as she went along but missed some numbers out. Can you fill in the missing numbers for Goldilocks? (Activity sheet is available in the resource section) Remember to form you numbers correctly.

 

Please continue with your 5 a day on doodle.

On Wednesday a specific activity will be set for your child.

Communication and Language

 

Listening and Attention

Play this fun game with a grown-up or with more grown-ups/siblings, if possible, to help develop your listening skills.

*Cover your eyes and stand in the middle of the room. The grown up in a different part of the room then says “Who’s been eating my porridge/sitting in my chair/sleeping in my bed”, using an appropriate voice for each bear.

Can you guess whose speaking and where in the room they are?

 

 

Listening and Attention/Speaking

 

Tell someone at home the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

What did Goldilocks do in the bear’s house?

What happened when the bears came home?

Try using different voices for the different characters.

 

Ask children to answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences in response to stories or events.

You can listen to the daily story on our class page and children can answer the questions provided that are linked to the story.

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding the World

 

Technology

Use books or the internet to find out some facts about real bears. Draw a picture or

write a fact.

 

The World

Explore different materials. Can you find materials or objects that are soft, hard, smooth, rough?

Write a list, draw or take photographs of what you find.

 

Make porridge and look at the changes which take place as the ingredients are mixed together and heated up.

 

Choose a science experiment from the resource section.

*What happens to the gummy bears?

*What is the best material for a comfy bed?

 

Draw a map of Goldilocks journey from her house to the three bear’s cottage. Draw what Goldilocks may have seen on her journey e.g. trees, flowers, houses.

 

 

Physical Development

 

Moving and Handling

Use a ball to practise your throwing and catching skills. You can practise this by yourself or with an adult or sibling.

 

Make some play dough. Practise your fine motor skills by making the three bears. Can you make them all a bowl too? Don’t forget to make them big, medium sized and small.

 

Health and Self Care

What do you like to have for breakfast? Did you know breakfast is a very important meal to have?

Make a healthy breakfast with a grown-up. Draw your healthy breakfast.

Have you ever tasted porridge?

If yes, what topping do you have or would like to try?

Maybe if you have never tasted porridge you could ask a grown up to make some for you.

 

 

 

P.E with Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is back Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am, live on ‘The Body Coach TV’ YouTube channel. Let’s keep fit and active!

 

 

 

 

Expressive Arts & Design

 

Music

Listen to and join in with the song ‘When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFXE3zvXbjc&feature=emb_imp_woyt

 

 

Cut out the stick puppets of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and act out the story.

(These can be found in the resource section)

 

EAD and BI

Make a bear mask and pretend to be bear.

Can you growl like a bear or speak like the three bears in their different voices?

Here are some ideas to help you.                

 

You could even make some hair like Goldilocks and pretend to be her too!

Make a party hat for your teddy bears picnic.

            

 

Make a party hat for your teddy bears picnic.

 

On piece of paper draw around a circular plate. Cut out the circle and decorate it. Next cut a straight line inwards, to the middle of the circle. With the help of an adult fold the circle round to make a cone shape and tape or staple it together. Ask an adult to make two holes either side and thread some string/wool or ribbon through.
 

 

Are you feeling peckish? Maybe you could make a bear sandwich for a treat! For this you will need:

A slice of bread

Chocolate spread or chocolate sprinkles

A banana

Raisins or chocolate drops

Enjoy!

          

 

 

Build the three bear’s cottage- use lego, bricks or other construction equipment to build the cottage and the bear’s furniture. If you prefer, you could also make a house and furniture using a range of boxes, containers and other bits that you may have at home.

 

 

Literacy

 

Phonics

Please do the daily RWI sessions. (See daily planning on our class page)

 

Please practise your letter formation using the sheets which can be found in the resource section, or from your RWI sound mat. We will be recapping some of the letters we find trickier or which we often reverse when writing them. Don’t forget to learn the rhyme too!

 

Reading

Please log on to Oxford Owl following the link on our class page and choose a book or share/read a book you have at home.

 

Writing

Write a letter to the three bears from Goldilocks to say sorry.

This could be to say sorry to baby bear for breaking his chair or to the whole family for going into their cottage.

Remember to listen for the initial sounds in words, as well as other sounds in words. Use your Fred Fingers to help sound out each word.

Practise starting your sentences with a capital letter and ending them with a full stop.

Remember to use the red word ‘I’.

 

Writing invitations – in the resource section you will find an invitation for a teddy bears picnic. Have a go at filling in the missing words? There are some words to help you. Read your writing back? Does your sentence make sense? If it does then you’ve chosen the correct words, if not try again. Remember that trying your best is all that matters!

In the resource section there is also a sheet with the days of the week on if you would like to use it.

 

 

Any other notes:

Resources and links can be found in our weekly resource section.

These do not have to be printed out; they can either be used as a guide or used directly from the screen.

 

Useful links to a range of websites offering educational learning can also be found on our class page.

 

Our suggested daily timetable can be found on our class page.

 

Today's story is called Can't You Sleep, Little Bear by Martin Waddell

Listen very carefully to the story and answer the questions found below.

Can’t You Sleep Little Bear, by Martin Waddell

Listen to the story and answer the following questions.

How many bears are in the story?

Where did the bears live?

Why was Little Bear scared?

What did Big Bear get to help Little Bear sleep?

What book was Big Bear reading?

Where did Big Bear take Little Bear?

What happened at the end of the story?

This week is also Workout Week so we are going to have a go at some Go Noodle activities to improve balance, agility and co-ordination.

  1. Warm up with this Frozen 2 game Make Your Move https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W387m-ved6o&t=37s
  1. Have a go at the workouts Get Your Body Moving https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXH0EAKzPcM and Yes I Want to Build a Snowman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTQrR1UIBRY .
  1. Cool/ wind down to On and Off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZP-TMr984s 

If you enjoy these activities, there are many more workout and brain break videos from Go Noodle on YouTube- so what not give them a go?

Don't forget to join Miss Ellgood and some of Year 2 in Friday's Fit Friday Assembly on our Move it With Mapledene YouTube channel.

 

Have a great day Reception and we look forward to speaking to some of you this week.

Remember to look after yourselves (adults too!) and keep safe.

 

Happy learning!

Miss Hatfield and Mrs Masonsmiley

 

 

 

 

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