Friday 3rd July 2020

Good morning Reception,

Today is your last day of Hansel and Gretel related activities… I hope you’ve enjoyed these activities as much as we have in school this week πŸ˜€

Today’s activities – 
Writing – Today I would like you to write a letter to Hansel or Gretel… You might want to ask them questions such as – How did you feel when you were locked in a cage Hansel? What meals did you cook for Hansel, Gretel? What things did the Witch say to you? I have set you a blank letter which you can use to write your letter to Hansel or Gretel on Purple Mash. Feel free to use pens and paper if you would prefer to practice your handwriting and finger spaces etc. Regardless of whether you write this using paper or Purple Mash, you must include finger spaces, capital letters, writing on the lines, using your sounds to sound out words and full stops. The names of people should also have capital letters so Hansel and Gretel should have capital letters. 

Phonics – Please click on the link below to access your daily phonics lesson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=papBILRQPCs – Next week I will be also adding the Phase 5 lesson too πŸ™‚ 

Understanding the world – Today I want you to think about the place in which you live… Unfortunately in the story, Hansel and Gretel couldn’t remember where they lived and therefore couldn’t find their way back to their daddy. Today I would like you to explore your local area and find out lots of information about the place in which you live. This way… you will know what your address is and where your street is in relation to other places like school etc. This should mean that you never ever get lost! You might want to count the steps it takes from your house to school during your daily walk. You might want to take pictures of your house and granny’s house and compare your houses or look at these points of interest on google maps. You might want to make a spider diagram like the one below with all of the information which you have found out.

Handwriting – Today I would like you to practice your handwriting skills. All you need is a sharp pencil and a piece of lines paper. Click on the link to start practicing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NQ6uS8blwY

Maths – Today I would like you to choose one of the Math mats below to complete. As always they are in order of difficulty.

Have a fantastic weekend!
Miss Venner

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good morning Reception,

I hope you’ve been enjoying your Hansel and Gretel activities this week and are raring to complete today’s activities! As always, you can contact me via office@lostock.bolton.sch.uk if you need any support. Alternatively you can comment on this blog post below πŸ™‚Β 

Today’s activities –Β 
Writing – In the story of Hansel and Gretel, Gretel is ordered to cook different meals to fatten Hansel up so that the Witch can eat him. Today I would like you to design your very own meal which you could make for someone in your family. It could be a special yummy Christmas, birthday or Eid meal or it could be a muddy, ant infested punishment meal… be as creative as possible! You might choose to write a recipe, draw your meal on a plate and label it or you could actually make the meal, take a photograph and label the photograph. You choose to complete this activity in whichever way suits your family πŸ˜€

Phonics – Click on the link below to access your daily phonics lesson –Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXdE-JtYuGo

Reading – Today I would like you to choose from one of the books below to read. Click on the link below to access these books. Challenges –Β 
Red – (Blue book – The scarf)
Orange – (Green book – The magic paintbrush)
Green –Β  (Orange book – Who eats who?)

Science – Get experimenting! The children in my bubble have been asking to carry out a science experiment for the last couple of weeks… therefore today I thought we could carry this experiment out together πŸ˜€ Take a look at the pictures below and follow the instructions to make some bubbles… I would love to see pictures of your experiments to that I can share them on the blog πŸ™‚

Maths – Today I would like you to complete one of the Math mats below πŸ˜€ As always they are in order off difficulty.

Have a fantastic Thursday πŸ˜€
Miss Venner

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning Reception πŸ™‚

I hope you’ve had a lovely week so far completing our Hansel and Gretel activities!

Today’s activities –
Writing –
Today I would like you to pretend that you are the evil witch. I have set you a speech bubble activity on Purple Mash where I would like you to pretend that you are the wicked witch and you are speaking to Hansel and Gretel. What could the witch be saying the them? Would she be saying nice things to them like – Would you like a drink? or will she be evil and nasty and wicked? To remind you of how the witch treated Hansel and Gretel, click on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfg-CYLs9_s

Phonics – Click on the link below to watch your daily phonics lesson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MzBxSXqIMw

Construction/Creative – Using the sweet house plan you designed yesterday, I would like you to create your very own Hansel and Gretel house using the materials which you stated on your plan yesterday. Think about the different ways in which you can attach your materials together! Which materials can be used to hold thing together? Glue stick/Sellotap etc. I would love to see pictures of your Hansel and Gretel house.

Handwriting – Click on the link below to practice your handwriting today – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NQ6uS8blwY

Maths – Today I would like you to choose one of the Math mats below. This is an opportunity for you to practice what you have already been taught whilst learning some new things too. As always the mats are in order of difficulty. Choose your challenge below.

Physical Development – Who wants to have a party? Who wants to come to the disco? Click on the link below to join the party – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VdtT0vQUY

Have a super Wednesday & Welcome to JULY!
Miss Venner

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good morning Reception πŸ˜€

I hope you are thoroughly enjoying completing your Hansel and Gretel activities this week and are raring to go today! As always contact me via office@lostock.bolton.sch.uk if you need me πŸ™‚

Today’s activities –
Writing –
In the story of Hansel and Gretel, the Witch lives in a house which is made from sweets and chocolate and baked goods e.g. Gingerbread house etc. Today, I would like you to design your very own sweet box and label it. Have a look at the picture below to take some inspiration. Once you’ve drawn and labeled your sweet box, I would like you to write a couple of sentences persuading the audience (whoever reads your poster) to buy your sweet box. You might want to write something like this – You need to come and buy my deliciously mouth watering sweet box! There are lots off different flavours that will blow your mind! You can buy my sweet box today for as little as 5 pound which is a bargain! Get yours now!

Phonics – Today I would like you to click on the link below for your daily phonics lesson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0tEhcgBBRU

Reading – Please click on the link below and then search for whichever book you would like to challenge yourself to read today. Once you’ve finished reading your book, you can either complete the accompanying activity or if your story doesn’t have one, you can complete an activity at the front of your reading diary – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Challenges –
Red – (Blue book – Painting the loft red)
Orange – (Green book – The monster mistake)
Green – (Orange book – A pony for the day)

Creative/Art – Using some of the ideas from yesterdays Purple Mash computing and designing activity, today I would like you to draw and label your dream sweet house. Think carefully about the different materials you are going to use? Do you have these materials in your house? Tomorrow yo are going to be creating your very own Hansel and Gretel sweet house.

Maths – Today I would like you to choose from one of the Math mats below to complete. As always they will be in order of difficulty. Choose your challenge below.

Have a super Tuesday everyone πŸ™‚
Miss Venner

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning Reception πŸ˜€

Our theme this week is Hansel and Gretel. Lots of the activities this week will be loosely linked to this story. To familiarise yourself with this story, please watch the YouTube clip below – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfg-CYLs9_s

Today’s activities –Β 
Writing – Once you’ve listened to the story of Hansel and Gretel above, I would like you to retell the story using the Purple Mash activity that I have set you. Think carefully about the characters, setting and the plot of the story. To help you retell the story, you might want to create a story mountain which details what has happened in the story first before you head over the Purple Mash to write it up. Have a look at the resources below to help you. By using a story mountain, you get to understand the format of a story. There is always a beginning, middle and end. You only need to retell the main parts of the story. Alternatively, you can create a story map before you head over the Purple Mash to retell the story.Β 
Story Mountain Planning frame | Teaching Resources
Phonics – Please click on the link below to access your daily phonics lesson –Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waeQE-tK7ZA

Computing – Today I have set you an activity on Purple Mash where you will be designing and creating a sweet house similar to the house which the witch lived in. I would like you to see if you can use this program independently. This is something which will help towards getting your early learning goal.

Handwriting – Please click on the link below to practice your handwriting skills –Β https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NQ6uS8blwY

Maths – I would like you to choose one of the Math mats below to complete today. As always these mats will be in order of difficulty. Please choose whichever challenge you would like. Can you complete your mat independently or do you need support?

Cosmic Yoga – We have absolutely loved taking part in our cosmic Yoga sessions in school – Click on the link below to access one of our favourite Yoga sessions – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg

Have a fantastic Monday πŸ˜€
Miss Venner

Friday 26th June 2020

Good morning Reception πŸ˜€
I hope you’ve enjoyed your activities this week!
If you need to contact me for any reason, please contact me via office@lostock.bolton.sch.uk or comment on this blog post below πŸ™‚

Today’s activities –
Writing –
Today we are going to focus on the topic of ‘What is a question?’ – Today I would like you to think of 5 questions which you would like to ask either Miss Venner or someone else in our class πŸ™‚ Comment your questions on our blog below so we can reply. When you ask a question, the sentence usually begins with the words – What, Where, Who, How and Why etc and it always always end with a question mark – ?

Maths – Today I would like you to complete one of the Math Mats below – Choose your challenge wisely. The mats are in order of difficulty.

Reading – Today I would like you to click on the link and choose one of the books below to read – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Red – The rocket flight
Orange – Ballet
Green – Nok gets homesick
Once you’ve read one of the books above, complete either the accompanying activity or complete an activity at the front of your reading diaries.

Phonics – I would like you to click on the link below to watch your daily Phonics lesson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUBnHk_BRlg

Creative – Today I would like you to create your very own Big Bad Wolf masks! Take a look at the picture below to gain some inspiration!

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PSHE – This week, it’s Schools Diversity Week and therefore every day you will have a PSHE themed activity to run alongside your other activities – Today our focus is Gender – Firstly, I would like you to listen to this read along story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b5BsM77lsM – Today I would like you to create a brand new colour. What will your new colour look like? What is your new colour called? If you had the power, what would you turn your colour? Would the sky turn your colour? Would the grass turn your colour?

Have a super super weekend everyone! Happy Friday!
Miss Venner

Thursday 25th June 2020

Good morning Reception,
I hope you’re thoroughly enjoying your activities this week and are raring to complete your activities today!

Today’s activities –
Writing –
As some of you might be aware, we are getting some new playground equipment for the KS2 playground. Today I would like you to design and describe your perfect playground. If you had an unlimited budget and you could redesign the whole of the KS1 playground, what would it look like? Would you have a hot tub and an outdoor swimming pool? Would you have a ninja warrior assault course with foam to fall into or bubbles? Be as creative as you can. Make sure you label your perfect playground. Challenge – Could you write a letter to our chair of governors Mrs Clarkson asking for your perfect playground to come into fruition?

Phonics – Today I would like you to watch another daily Phonics lesson – Click on the link below to practice your phonics skills – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9trjxKwC0xY

Reading – Today I would like you to head over to Oxford Owl by clicking on the link – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ – Please find the book which relates to the level of challenge you would like today –
Red – Popcorn surfing
Orange – Funfair fun
Green – Pirate adventure
Once you’ve read your chosen book, complete either the accompanying activity or a reading diary activity πŸ˜€

Creative/Art – Today I would like you to create a memory. I would like you to use your hands and feet to create some pig artwork. Take a look at the picture below to gain some inspiration.

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Maths – Today I would like you to practice some of the skills we’ve learnt this year by completing one of the Math Mats below. These will help to solidify your learning and will challenge you with the next step of your learning! As always, choose your challenge below – they are in order of difficulty.

PSHE – This week, it’s Schools Diversity Week and therefore every day you will have a PSHE themed activity to run alongside your other activities – Today our focus is Disability – Firstly, watch/listen to this read along story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okAJ62ia63Q – Today I would like you to think carefully about the different disabilities people face on a daily basis e.g. not being able to see, hear, talk, walk and many more. Today I would like you to create a super cool wheelchair, walking stick or hearing aid. Can you design and label it? If you had a wheelchair or walking sticks or an hearing aid what would you like it to look like?

Physical development – The children in school have absolutely loved partaking in Cosmic Yoga. Please click on the link below to begin… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU

Have a super Thursday πŸ˜€
If you need to contact me for any reason, please contact me via office@lostock.bolton.sch.uk
Miss Venner

Mini olympics :)

In the spirit of everything Sports week related, we have taken part in a mini Olympics in Reception today πŸ˜€

The children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves this afternoon… our winner said to me… β€˜Miss Venner this is the most fun I have had ever’ 

What a fantastic afternoon had by all πŸ™‚Β 

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