Week Beginning 8th June 2020

This week, our Maths is based on the Story of ‘The Snail and the Whale,’ by Julia Donaldson.

If you have any other snail stories, please feel free to use those too.

You may wish to add

 wraps,

chocolate spread

cotton buds

to your shopping list this week to help deliver the content.

There’s also a wide range of activities in the ‘Additional Resources’ to keep you occupied.

In the meantime, please take care and I’ll be in touch.

Mrs Mac  xx

Week Beginning 1st June 2020

This week, we have a new topic for English, Pie Corbett’s ‘Mouse’s Adventures.’ Again, this will be spread over this week and next. Maths is based on ‘SUPERWORM,’ by Julia Donaldson. I’ve included links to each of the ‘worm’ stories to listen to.

To make next week easier, you may wish to add the following to your shopping list to help with the English and Maths:

*string or wool *tin foil

*paint for finger painting *spaghetti

*a large potato, an apple, banana, grapes or blueberries

*cocktail sticks

*an empty tin can (baked beans, sweetcorn)

Love Mrs Mac x

WEEK 5

Friday 15th May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 5    

Dear All,

How are you?  I hope you are all surviving! I can imagine that Boris’ announcement of Reception returning to school on the 1st June will have received a mixed response.  I completely understand this and, as a mum, have mixed emotions myself.  If you decide that you would rather your child be at home, that is entirely your decision and will be completely respected.

Those of you who would rather send your little one to school, please be assured that they will be looked after, as always, as if they were our own.  We will follow all guidelines given and do our utmost to keep them safe.

I will be in contact shortly, just so I can get a rough idea of how many will be returning to school and work out the logistics! (Feel free to email, if you have already made up your mind.

This week, all of our English and Maths activities will be based around the books suggested in the White Rose Maths.  If you have any other spider books, please feel free to read those too!

There’s also a variety of mini-beast activities in the ‘Extras’ section to keep you occupied, if needs be.

You know where I am,

Love Mrs Mac xxx

WEEK 4

Friday 8th May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 4       W.B. 11th May, 2020

Dear All,

Yet again, another week has passed! As you are aware, we have had to say a very sad goodbye to Mr Burke this week.  Both Miss Robinson and I are temporarily ‘taking custody,’ as it were.  My workload has gotten a little heavier and there are few more juggling balls in the air, so I apologise if I don’t reply to any of your messages straight away.

Some parents have been worried that their children aren’t grasping the Phase 3 Phonicsounds. Please do not worry about this; it is OUR job to revisit, revise and reinforce these when your children return to school. I have changed the format this week to help reinforce and hopefully make it a little easier for you.  I’ve also included extension activities.  They are there as a resource to ‘mix things up a bit’ or to do at another time, if you wish.

Some parents have said they have found BBC Bitesize useful, so feel free to take a look.  I’m not offended whatsoever if you have found something else that works better for you.

We are continuing ‘The Amazing Adventures of Max’ this week.  Just to for warn you, later in the week, it may help if you have the following items:

A skipping rope or piece of fabric, paper, straws, a small stick, ribbons or thin strips of paper, a chopping board place mat or tray.

Our Maths Story is ‘The Hungry Caterpillar,’ by Eric Earle. A fruit bowl …. with fruit in would be most beneficial as the unit progresses!

This week, in the ‘Extras’ section, I’ve also included a cutting activities and a ‘Science Awe and Wonder’ activity called ‘Water Chime Bottles.’  If you’re anything like me, you may have the odd ‘empty’ glass bottle hanging around to help you through the week, so I thought you may wish to put them to good use. Haha!

Anyway, I hope this week goes well – Just do what you can and most of all just enjoy family time.

You know where I am,

Love Mrs Mac xxx

WEEK 3

Friday 1st May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 3       W.B. 4h May, 2020

Hello Everyone!

May the 4th be with you this next coming week! (Sorry I couldn’t resist!)  I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at what you’ve all been up to.  Please remember that I’m here to help and reassure you; you are doing a fantastic job.

‘But I haven’t managed to do half of the tasks you’ve set, Mrs Mac,’ I here you say.  Are your children safe? Are your children happy? Then you’re doing a great job.  My friend posted this on her Facebook feed the other day and it just hits the spot.

‘I tried to teach my child with books,

He gave me only puzzled looks.

I tried to teach my child with words,

They passed him by him often unheard.

Despairingly, I turned aside,

‘How shall I teach this child,’ I cried?

Into my hand he put the key,

‘Come,’ he said, ‘Play with me’    Anonymous

Reception is all about learning through play and interacting with the world.  If you can:

  • Spare some time to play a game with them
  • Go on beautiful walks exploring parts of the town or estate you live in
  • Allowing them to make a den or build something out of your mounting recycling pile,
  • Letting them play with their Lego or Play Mobil
  • Drawing, painting etc…

…Your child is fulfilling many of the learning objectives, so please pat yourselves on the back.

I’m aware that we have a Bank Holiday this week.  I was going to write a ‘5 day plan,’ but in light of what I’ve just said, take some time just to have a go at some of the suggestions above.  Relax, and simply enjoy being with your little one or throw a V.E Day Party! (See Website for resources)

Our Maths this week is based on ‘The Night Pirates’ by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright

The Night Pirates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

The Troll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1vTw47_HgM&t=21s

You’ll be so pleased to hear that there’s no shopping list this week!

In the meantime,

Take care of yourselves

WEEK 2

Friday 24th April, 2020

Homeschooling Plan.  Summer Term Week 2    W.B. 27th April, 2020

Hello Campers!

I hope you are all well. Many thanks to those who have been able to pop a few things on Tapestry over the past week.  It is lovely to see how you’re all getting on.

Please find enclosed the plans for next week.  Again, if there are any problems, don’t hesitate to contact me.  Apologies for not being able to update Mathletics, Purple Mash or TenTown this past week; hopefully more tasks are now awaiting!  Our internet router has gone ‘caput,’ and we are awaiting another router to be posted. Our home learning in our house, needless to say, has been very practical this week!

In the additional section I have also included more websites that are offering banded books for you to choose from.  Hopefully this will help in continuing their enthusiasm for reading!

Our planning this week comes mainly from:

‘Mavis the Cat’

Phonicsplay.co.uk; more detail in phonics now you’ve got the hang of it!

WhiteRoseMaths Homelearning ‘Week 2’ ‘What the Ladybird Heard,’ and ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next.’  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ has short audio introductions for each lesson.

It would be great if you could read these stories before Monday, maybe as a bedtime story so they can revisit or become familiar with it before starting the tasks.

What the ladybird heard  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA

What the ladybird heard next.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq0xiXoX8H0

For Monday, you might like to add the following to your shopping list!

1 pack plain biscuits,

Red food colouring

Icing sugar

Liquorice strings

Raisins

WEEK 1

Friday 17th April, 2020

 Dear Parents,

How are you all?  I hope this plan finds you and your families safe and well. Have you managed to chomp your way through your chocolate collection? Haha!

Reception resources are now on the website, in the folders next to this message. I sincerely apologise for ‘messing you about.’  I’ve changed my plans at last minute, as I felt the units I’ve found are far easier for parents to follow.

Please just do what you can, the following resources are suggestions.  Not all resources need to be printed off; some can be viewed on screen.

If possible, before Monday, you may wish to read any of the books from the SUPERTATO series, by Sue Hendra. 

If you don’t have a copy, they can be found on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rze89HB9u8g

The children have done some work on this series before, and they absolutely loved it. May be they can tell you about the story and reminisce about the work we did.

Keep posting on Tapestry if you can; it’s great to see how they’re getting on.

If you have any queries, please contact me via email.  I will do my best to reply during the day, but it may be evening once I have my little cherubs tucked up in bed!

 

In the meantime, take care & stay safe.

Much love,

Mrs Mac xx

PS add a block of jelly, tweezers, potatoes and toy spiders or raisins to your shopping list this week!

Summer Term 2 – WEEK 2

This week, our Maths is based on the Story of ‘The Snail and the Whale,’ by Julia Donaldson.

If you have any other snail stories, please feel free to use those too.

You may wish to add

 wraps,

chocolate spread

cotton buds

to your shopping list this week to help deliver the content.

There’s also a wide range of activities in the ‘Additional Resources’ to keep you occupied.

In the meantime, please take care and I’ll be in touch.

Mrs Mac  xx

Summer Term 2 – WEEK 1

This week, we have a new topic for English, Pie Corbett’s ‘Mouse’s Adventures.’ Again, this will be spread over this week and next. Maths is based on ‘SUPERWORM,’ by Julia Donaldson. I’ve included links to each of the ‘worm’ stories to listen to.

To make next week easier, you may wish to add the following to your shopping list to help with the English and Maths:

*string or wool *tin foil

*paint for finger painting *spaghetti

*a large potato, an apple, banana, grapes or blueberries

*cocktail sticks

*an empty tin can (baked beans, sweetcorn)

Love Mrs Mac x

WEEK 5

Friday 15th May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 5    

Dear All,

How are you?  I hope you are all surviving! I can imagine that Boris’ announcement of Reception returning to school on the 1st June will have received a mixed response.  I completely understand this and, as a mum, have mixed emotions myself.  If you decide that you would rather your child be at home, that is entirely your decision and will be completely respected.

Those of you who would rather send your little one to school, please be assured that they will be looked after, as always, as if they were our own.  We will follow all guidelines given and do our utmost to keep them safe.

I will be in contact shortly, just so I can get a rough idea of how many will be returning to school and work out the logistics! (Feel free to email, if you have already made up your mind.

This week, all of our English and Maths activities will be based around the books suggested in the White Rose Maths.  If you have any other spider books, please feel free to read those too!

There’s also a variety of mini-beast activities in the ‘Extras’ section to keep you occupied, if needs be.

You know where I am,

Love Mrs Mac xxx

WEEK 4

Friday 8th May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 4       W.B. 11th May, 2020

Dear All,

Yet again, another week has passed! As you are aware, we have had to say a very sad goodbye to Mr Burke this week.  Both Miss Robinson and I are temporarily ‘taking custody,’ as it were.  My workload has gotten a little heavier and there are few more juggling balls in the air, so I apologise if I don’t reply to any of your messages straight away.

Some parents have been worried that their children aren’t grasping the Phase 3 Phonicsounds. Please do not worry about this; it is OUR job to revisit, revise and reinforce these when your children return to school. I have changed the format this week to help reinforce and hopefully make it a little easier for you.  I’ve also included extension activities.  They are there as a resource to ‘mix things up a bit’ or to do at another time, if you wish.

Some parents have said they have found BBC Bitesize useful, so feel free to take a look.  I’m not offended whatsoever if you have found something else that works better for you.

We are continuing ‘The Amazing Adventures of Max’ this week.  Just to for warn you, later in the week, it may help if you have the following items:

A skipping rope or piece of fabric, paper, straws, a small stick, ribbons or thin strips of paper, a chopping board place mat or tray.

Our Maths Story is ‘The Hungry Caterpillar,’ by Eric Earle. A fruit bowl …. with fruit in would be most beneficial as the unit progresses!

This week, in the ‘Extras’ section, I’ve also included a cutting activities and a ‘Science Awe and Wonder’ activity called ‘Water Chime Bottles.’  If you’re anything like me, you may have the odd ‘empty’ glass bottle hanging around to help you through the week, so I thought you may wish to put them to good use. Haha!

Anyway, I hope this week goes well – Just do what you can and most of all just enjoy family time.

You know where I am,

Love Mrs Mac xxx

WEEK 3

Friday 1st May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 3       W.B. 4h May, 2020

Hello Everyone!

May the 4th be with you this next coming week! (Sorry I couldn’t resist!)  I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at what you’ve all been up to.  Please remember that I’m here to help and reassure you; you are doing a fantastic job.

‘But I haven’t managed to do half of the tasks you’ve set, Mrs Mac,’ I here you say.  Are your children safe? Are your children happy? Then you’re doing a great job.  My friend posted this on her Facebook feed the other day and it just hits the spot.

‘I tried to teach my child with books,

He gave me only puzzled looks.

I tried to teach my child with words,

They passed him by him often unheard.

Despairingly, I turned aside,

‘How shall I teach this child,’ I cried?

Into my hand he put the key,

‘Come,’ he said, ‘Play with me’    Anonymous

Reception is all about learning through play and interacting with the world.  If you can:

  • Spare some time to play a game with them
  • Go on beautiful walks exploring parts of the town or estate you live in
  • Allowing them to make a den or build something out of your mounting recycling pile,
  • Letting them play with their Lego or Play Mobil
  • Drawing, painting etc…

…Your child is fulfilling many of the learning objectives, so please pat yourselves on the back.

I’m aware that we have a Bank Holiday this week.  I was going to write a ‘5 day plan,’ but in light of what I’ve just said, take some time just to have a go at some of the suggestions above.  Relax, and simply enjoy being with your little one or throw a V.E Day Party! (See Website for resources)

Our Maths this week is based on ‘The Night Pirates’ by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright

The Night Pirates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

The Troll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1vTw47_HgM&t=21s

You’ll be so pleased to hear that there’s no shopping list this week!

In the meantime,

Take care of yourselves

WEEK 2

Friday 24th April, 2020

Homeschooling Plan.  Summer Term Week 2    W.B. 27th April, 2020

Hello Campers!

I hope you are all well. Many thanks to those who have been able to pop a few things on Tapestry over the past week.  It is lovely to see how you’re all getting on.

Please find enclosed the plans for next week.  Again, if there are any problems, don’t hesitate to contact me.  Apologies for not being able to update Mathletics, Purple Mash or TenTown this past week; hopefully more tasks are now awaiting!  Our internet router has gone ‘caput,’ and we are awaiting another router to be posted. Our home learning in our house, needless to say, has been very practical this week!

In the additional section I have also included more websites that are offering banded books for you to choose from.  Hopefully this will help in continuing their enthusiasm for reading!

Our planning this week comes mainly from:

‘Mavis the Cat’

Phonicsplay.co.uk; more detail in phonics now you’ve got the hang of it!

WhiteRoseMaths Homelearning ‘Week 2’ ‘What the Ladybird Heard,’ and ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next.’  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ has short audio introductions for each lesson.

It would be great if you could read these stories before Monday, maybe as a bedtime story so they can revisit or become familiar with it before starting the tasks.

What the ladybird heard  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA

What the ladybird heard next.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq0xiXoX8H0

For Monday, you might like to add the following to your shopping list!

1 pack plain biscuits,

Red food colouring

Icing sugar

Liquorice strings

Raisins

WEEK 1

Friday 17th April, 2020

 Dear Parents,

How are you all?  I hope this plan finds you and your families safe and well. Have you managed to chomp your way through your chocolate collection? Haha!

Reception resources are now on the website, in the folders next to this message. I sincerely apologise for ‘messing you about.’  I’ve changed my plans at last minute, as I felt the units I’ve found are far easier for parents to follow.

Please just do what you can, the following resources are suggestions.  Not all resources need to be printed off; some can be viewed on screen.

If possible, before Monday, you may wish to read any of the books from the SUPERTATO series, by Sue Hendra. 

If you don’t have a copy, they can be found on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rze89HB9u8g

The children have done some work on this series before, and they absolutely loved it. May be they can tell you about the story and reminisce about the work we did.

Keep posting on Tapestry if you can; it’s great to see how they’re getting on.

If you have any queries, please contact me via email.  I will do my best to reply during the day, but it may be evening once I have my little cherubs tucked up in bed!

 

In the meantime, take care & stay safe.

Much love,

Mrs Mac xx

PS add a block of jelly, tweezers, potatoes and toy spiders or raisins to your shopping list this week!

Summer Term 2 – WEEK 2

This week, our Maths is based on the Story of ‘The Snail and the Whale,’ by Julia Donaldson.

If you have any other snail stories, please feel free to use those too.

You may wish to add

 wraps,

chocolate spread

cotton buds

to your shopping list this week to help deliver the content.

There’s also a wide range of activities in the ‘Additional Resources’ to keep you occupied.

In the meantime, please take care and I’ll be in touch.

Mrs Mac  xx

Summer Term 2 – WEEK 1

This week, we have a new topic for English, Pie Corbett’s ‘Mouse’s Adventures.’ Again, this will be spread over this week and next. Maths is based on ‘SUPERWORM,’ by Julia Donaldson. I’ve included links to each of the ‘worm’ stories to listen to.

To make next week easier, you may wish to add the following to your shopping list to help with the English and Maths:

*string or wool *tin foil

*paint for finger painting *spaghetti

*a large potato, an apple, banana, grapes or blueberries

*cocktail sticks

*an empty tin can (baked beans, sweetcorn)

Love Mrs Mac x

WEEK 5

Friday 15th May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 5    

Dear All,

How are you?  I hope you are all surviving! I can imagine that Boris’ announcement of Reception returning to school on the 1st June will have received a mixed response.  I completely understand this and, as a mum, have mixed emotions myself.  If you decide that you would rather your child be at home, that is entirely your decision and will be completely respected.

Those of you who would rather send your little one to school, please be assured that they will be looked after, as always, as if they were our own.  We will follow all guidelines given and do our utmost to keep them safe.

I will be in contact shortly, just so I can get a rough idea of how many will be returning to school and work out the logistics! (Feel free to email, if you have already made up your mind.

This week, all of our English and Maths activities will be based around the books suggested in the White Rose Maths.  If you have any other spider books, please feel free to read those too!

There’s also a variety of mini-beast activities in the ‘Extras’ section to keep you occupied, if needs be.

You know where I am,

Love Mrs Mac xxx

WEEK 4

Friday 8th May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 4       W.B. 11th May, 2020

Dear All,

Yet again, another week has passed! As you are aware, we have had to say a very sad goodbye to Mr Burke this week.  Both Miss Robinson and I are temporarily ‘taking custody,’ as it were.  My workload has gotten a little heavier and there are few more juggling balls in the air, so I apologise if I don’t reply to any of your messages straight away.

Some parents have been worried that their children aren’t grasping the Phase 3 Phonicsounds. Please do not worry about this; it is OUR job to revisit, revise and reinforce these when your children return to school. I have changed the format this week to help reinforce and hopefully make it a little easier for you.  I’ve also included extension activities.  They are there as a resource to ‘mix things up a bit’ or to do at another time, if you wish.

Some parents have said they have found BBC Bitesize useful, so feel free to take a look.  I’m not offended whatsoever if you have found something else that works better for you.

We are continuing ‘The Amazing Adventures of Max’ this week.  Just to for warn you, later in the week, it may help if you have the following items:

A skipping rope or piece of fabric, paper, straws, a small stick, ribbons or thin strips of paper, a chopping board place mat or tray.

Our Maths Story is ‘The Hungry Caterpillar,’ by Eric Earle. A fruit bowl …. with fruit in would be most beneficial as the unit progresses!

This week, in the ‘Extras’ section, I’ve also included a cutting activities and a ‘Science Awe and Wonder’ activity called ‘Water Chime Bottles.’  If you’re anything like me, you may have the odd ‘empty’ glass bottle hanging around to help you through the week, so I thought you may wish to put them to good use. Haha!

Anyway, I hope this week goes well – Just do what you can and most of all just enjoy family time.

You know where I am,

Love Mrs Mac xxx

WEEK 3

Friday 1st May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 3       W.B. 4h May, 2020

Hello Everyone!

May the 4th be with you this next coming week! (Sorry I couldn’t resist!)  I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at what you’ve all been up to.  Please remember that I’m here to help and reassure you; you are doing a fantastic job.

‘But I haven’t managed to do half of the tasks you’ve set, Mrs Mac,’ I here you say.  Are your children safe? Are your children happy? Then you’re doing a great job.  My friend posted this on her Facebook feed the other day and it just hits the spot.

‘I tried to teach my child with books,

He gave me only puzzled looks.

I tried to teach my child with words,

They passed him by him often unheard.

Despairingly, I turned aside,

‘How shall I teach this child,’ I cried?

Into my hand he put the key,

‘Come,’ he said, ‘Play with me’    Anonymous

Reception is all about learning through play and interacting with the world.  If you can:

  • Spare some time to play a game with them
  • Go on beautiful walks exploring parts of the town or estate you live in
  • Allowing them to make a den or build something out of your mounting recycling pile,
  • Letting them play with their Lego or Play Mobil
  • Drawing, painting etc…

…Your child is fulfilling many of the learning objectives, so please pat yourselves on the back.

I’m aware that we have a Bank Holiday this week.  I was going to write a ‘5 day plan,’ but in light of what I’ve just said, take some time just to have a go at some of the suggestions above.  Relax, and simply enjoy being with your little one or throw a V.E Day Party! (See Website for resources)

Our Maths this week is based on ‘The Night Pirates’ by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright

The Night Pirates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

The Troll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1vTw47_HgM&t=21s

You’ll be so pleased to hear that there’s no shopping list this week!

In the meantime,

Take care of yourselves

WEEK 2

Friday 24th April, 2020

Homeschooling Plan.  Summer Term Week 2    W.B. 27th April, 2020

Hello Campers!

I hope you are all well. Many thanks to those who have been able to pop a few things on Tapestry over the past week.  It is lovely to see how you’re all getting on.

Please find enclosed the plans for next week.  Again, if there are any problems, don’t hesitate to contact me.  Apologies for not being able to update Mathletics, Purple Mash or TenTown this past week; hopefully more tasks are now awaiting!  Our internet router has gone ‘caput,’ and we are awaiting another router to be posted. Our home learning in our house, needless to say, has been very practical this week!

In the additional section I have also included more websites that are offering banded books for you to choose from.  Hopefully this will help in continuing their enthusiasm for reading!

Our planning this week comes mainly from:

‘Mavis the Cat’

Phonicsplay.co.uk; more detail in phonics now you’ve got the hang of it!

WhiteRoseMaths Homelearning ‘Week 2’ ‘What the Ladybird Heard,’ and ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next.’  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ has short audio introductions for each lesson.

It would be great if you could read these stories before Monday, maybe as a bedtime story so they can revisit or become familiar with it before starting the tasks.

What the ladybird heard  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA

What the ladybird heard next.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq0xiXoX8H0

For Monday, you might like to add the following to your shopping list!

1 pack plain biscuits,

Red food colouring

Icing sugar

Liquorice strings

Raisins

WEEK 1

Friday 17th April, 2020

 Dear Parents,

How are you all?  I hope this plan finds you and your families safe and well. Have you managed to chomp your way through your chocolate collection? Haha!

Reception resources are now on the website, in the folders next to this message. I sincerely apologise for ‘messing you about.’  I’ve changed my plans at last minute, as I felt the units I’ve found are far easier for parents to follow.

Please just do what you can, the following resources are suggestions.  Not all resources need to be printed off; some can be viewed on screen.

If possible, before Monday, you may wish to read any of the books from the SUPERTATO series, by Sue Hendra. 

If you don’t have a copy, they can be found on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rze89HB9u8g

The children have done some work on this series before, and they absolutely loved it. May be they can tell you about the story and reminisce about the work we did.

Keep posting on Tapestry if you can; it’s great to see how they’re getting on.

If you have any queries, please contact me via email.  I will do my best to reply during the day, but it may be evening once I have my little cherubs tucked up in bed!

 

In the meantime, take care & stay safe.

Much love,

Mrs Mac xx

PS add a block of jelly, tweezers, potatoes and toy spiders or raisins to your shopping list this week!

Summer Term 2 – WEEK 2

This week, our Maths is based on the Story of ‘The Snail and the Whale,’ by Julia Donaldson.

If you have any other snail stories, please feel free to use those too.

You may wish to add

 wraps,

chocolate spread

cotton buds

to your shopping list this week to help deliver the content.

There’s also a wide range of activities in the ‘Additional Resources’ to keep you occupied.

In the meantime, please take care and I’ll be in touch.

Mrs Mac  xx

Summer Term 2 – WEEK 1

This week, we have a new topic for English, Pie Corbett’s ‘Mouse’s Adventures.’ Again, this will be spread over this week and next. Maths is based on ‘SUPERWORM,’ by Julia Donaldson. I’ve included links to each of the ‘worm’ stories to listen to.

To make next week easier, you may wish to add the following to your shopping list to help with the English and Maths:

*string or wool *tin foil

*paint for finger painting *spaghetti

*a large potato, an apple, banana, grapes or blueberries

*cocktail sticks

*an empty tin can (baked beans, sweetcorn)

Love Mrs Mac x

WEEK 5

Friday 15th May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 5    

Dear All,

How are you?  I hope you are all surviving! I can imagine that Boris’ announcement of Reception returning to school on the 1st June will have received a mixed response.  I completely understand this and, as a mum, have mixed emotions myself.  If you decide that you would rather your child be at home, that is entirely your decision and will be completely respected.

Those of you who would rather send your little one to school, please be assured that they will be looked after, as always, as if they were our own.  We will follow all guidelines given and do our utmost to keep them safe.

I will be in contact shortly, just so I can get a rough idea of how many will be returning to school and work out the logistics! (Feel free to email, if you have already made up your mind.

This week, all of our English and Maths activities will be based around the books suggested in the White Rose Maths.  If you have any other spider books, please feel free to read those too!

There’s also a variety of mini-beast activities in the ‘Extras’ section to keep you occupied, if needs be.

You know where I am,

Love Mrs Mac xxx

WEEK 4

Friday 8th May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 4       W.B. 11th May, 2020

Dear All,

Yet again, another week has passed! As you are aware, we have had to say a very sad goodbye to Mr Burke this week.  Both Miss Robinson and I are temporarily ‘taking custody,’ as it were.  My workload has gotten a little heavier and there are few more juggling balls in the air, so I apologise if I don’t reply to any of your messages straight away.

Some parents have been worried that their children aren’t grasping the Phase 3 Phonicsounds. Please do not worry about this; it is OUR job to revisit, revise and reinforce these when your children return to school. I have changed the format this week to help reinforce and hopefully make it a little easier for you.  I’ve also included extension activities.  They are there as a resource to ‘mix things up a bit’ or to do at another time, if you wish.

Some parents have said they have found BBC Bitesize useful, so feel free to take a look.  I’m not offended whatsoever if you have found something else that works better for you.

We are continuing ‘The Amazing Adventures of Max’ this week.  Just to for warn you, later in the week, it may help if you have the following items:

A skipping rope or piece of fabric, paper, straws, a small stick, ribbons or thin strips of paper, a chopping board place mat or tray.

Our Maths Story is ‘The Hungry Caterpillar,’ by Eric Earle. A fruit bowl …. with fruit in would be most beneficial as the unit progresses!

This week, in the ‘Extras’ section, I’ve also included a cutting activities and a ‘Science Awe and Wonder’ activity called ‘Water Chime Bottles.’  If you’re anything like me, you may have the odd ‘empty’ glass bottle hanging around to help you through the week, so I thought you may wish to put them to good use. Haha!

Anyway, I hope this week goes well – Just do what you can and most of all just enjoy family time.

You know where I am,

Love Mrs Mac xxx

WEEK 3

Friday 1st May

Home Schooling Plan.    Summer Term Week 3       W.B. 4h May, 2020

Hello Everyone!

May the 4th be with you this next coming week! (Sorry I couldn’t resist!)  I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at what you’ve all been up to.  Please remember that I’m here to help and reassure you; you are doing a fantastic job.

‘But I haven’t managed to do half of the tasks you’ve set, Mrs Mac,’ I here you say.  Are your children safe? Are your children happy? Then you’re doing a great job.  My friend posted this on her Facebook feed the other day and it just hits the spot.

‘I tried to teach my child with books,

He gave me only puzzled looks.

I tried to teach my child with words,

They passed him by him often unheard.

Despairingly, I turned aside,

‘How shall I teach this child,’ I cried?

Into my hand he put the key,

‘Come,’ he said, ‘Play with me’    Anonymous

Reception is all about learning through play and interacting with the world.  If you can:

  • Spare some time to play a game with them
  • Go on beautiful walks exploring parts of the town or estate you live in
  • Allowing them to make a den or build something out of your mounting recycling pile,
  • Letting them play with their Lego or Play Mobil
  • Drawing, painting etc…

…Your child is fulfilling many of the learning objectives, so please pat yourselves on the back.

I’m aware that we have a Bank Holiday this week.  I was going to write a ‘5 day plan,’ but in light of what I’ve just said, take some time just to have a go at some of the suggestions above.  Relax, and simply enjoy being with your little one or throw a V.E Day Party! (See Website for resources)

Our Maths this week is based on ‘The Night Pirates’ by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright

The Night Pirates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

The Troll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1vTw47_HgM&t=21s

You’ll be so pleased to hear that there’s no shopping list this week!

In the meantime,

Take care of yourselves

WEEK 2

Friday 24th April, 2020

Homeschooling Plan.  Summer Term Week 2    W.B. 27th April, 2020

Hello Campers!

I hope you are all well. Many thanks to those who have been able to pop a few things on Tapestry over the past week.  It is lovely to see how you’re all getting on.

Please find enclosed the plans for next week.  Again, if there are any problems, don’t hesitate to contact me.  Apologies for not being able to update Mathletics, Purple Mash or TenTown this past week; hopefully more tasks are now awaiting!  Our internet router has gone ‘caput,’ and we are awaiting another router to be posted. Our home learning in our house, needless to say, has been very practical this week!

In the additional section I have also included more websites that are offering banded books for you to choose from.  Hopefully this will help in continuing their enthusiasm for reading!

Our planning this week comes mainly from:

‘Mavis the Cat’

Phonicsplay.co.uk; more detail in phonics now you’ve got the hang of it!

WhiteRoseMaths Homelearning ‘Week 2’ ‘What the Ladybird Heard,’ and ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next.’  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ has short audio introductions for each lesson.

It would be great if you could read these stories before Monday, maybe as a bedtime story so they can revisit or become familiar with it before starting the tasks.

What the ladybird heard  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9mPX7DuLA

What the ladybird heard next.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq0xiXoX8H0

For Monday, you might like to add the following to your shopping list!

1 pack plain biscuits,

Red food colouring

Icing sugar

Liquorice strings

Raisins

WEEK 1

Friday 17th April, 2020

 Dear Parents,

How are you all?  I hope this plan finds you and your families safe and well. Have you managed to chomp your way through your chocolate collection? Haha!

Reception resources are now on the website, in the folders next to this message. I sincerely apologise for ‘messing you about.’  I’ve changed my plans at last minute, as I felt the units I’ve found are far easier for parents to follow.

Please just do what you can, the following resources are suggestions.  Not all resources need to be printed off; some can be viewed on screen.

If possible, before Monday, you may wish to read any of the books from the SUPERTATO series, by Sue Hendra. 

If you don’t have a copy, they can be found on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rze89HB9u8g

The children have done some work on this series before, and they absolutely loved it. May be they can tell you about the story and reminisce about the work we did.

Keep posting on Tapestry if you can; it’s great to see how they’re getting on.

If you have any queries, please contact me via email.  I will do my best to reply during the day, but it may be evening once I have my little cherubs tucked up in bed!

 

In the meantime, take care & stay safe.

Much love,

Mrs Mac xx

PS add a block of jelly, tweezers, potatoes and toy spiders or raisins to your shopping list this week!

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