# Reception 20th April

Welcome back,

I hope you all had an excellent few weeks with your families. This week is due to be sunny and warm so you could do you daily exercise outside. Joe wicks has plenty of child friendly exercise videos on his YouTube channel, the Five Minute Move series is very good.

We are still learning from home so let’s focus on some online safety today. This is a poem from the Safer Internet Day back in February called This is me! It starts with some simple questions that you can talk about at home and the poem follows after. Once you have read the poem, you can discuss the following points:

Can you remember some of the things we use the internet for?

Can you think of any of your own?

What is the key message from the poem?

You can access the resources for this here: https://www.childnet.com/ufiles/This-is-Me-poem.pdf

Literacy: Initial sounds

Collect five of your favourite toys from around your house. Can you hear and say the initial sound of each one. I have a piece of Lego and the initial sound is ‘l’. For a challenge, ask somebody else in your house to choose another five objects.

Another fun game is to think of a sound or use the initial sound from your name. Can you find three objects that have the same initial sound? I used ‘g’ from Miss Goodswen and I found a grater, glove and glue. What did you find?

Maths: Halving

Halving is to divide into two equal groups.

For this you will need two plates and ten of the same object, this can be cereal, grapes, Lego etc.

Starting with four objects, can you divide these equally between two plates? Model placing one on each plate at a time until there are none left. Start over but this time model the mathematical language.

“I have 4 grapes” *divide them between the plates*, *count the grapes on each plate, are they equal?* “half of four is two”

Repeat with 2, 6 and 8 objects. Try 10 objects for a challenge.

Have a wonderful day,

Miss Goodswen and Mrs Hughes

Thank you very much. We have seen your lovely song this morning which has really helped, there was a lot of excited shouting out of names! So lovely to see the reaction. B.H really enjoyed seeing you all.

We are glad you liked it and it caused some excitement! We loved singing it for you all.

Hi this is Jenson and Bailey from Reception. We are looking foreward to this weeks learning and fun .

Hi Jenson and Bailey! Let us know how you get on.

Hello, this is Lily from Fir tree, she has been missing her teachers and friends, such excitement this morning to see her teachers, lots of hugs too. Getting ready for learning and some baking later!

Hi Lily! We hope you liked the song. We are missing you all too.

Hi Miss Goodswen, thanks for this. Edith is doing the halving exercise with her breakfast 🙂

What a good idea! Well done Edith.

Isobel and I used lots of different objects around the classroom to divide in half. She was able to divide 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10, things accurately, and consistently.

Isobel worked really hard. Mrs. Giles

Maths andi really enjoyed maths and we were able to find out half of 10

Well done Andi!

Literacy

C car R robot B ball R remote control C cat boy

Ethan really enjoyed the maths challenge today.

Great news. You could always repeat it with something different to divide.

the work was a bit hard but in the end it got a little bit easier.??

the work was a bit hard but in the end it got a little bit easier.??

Robin enjoyed these activities, especially halving the ten grapes we used then eating the lot. We look forward to tomorrow’s learning.

Well done Robyn! We’re glad you enjoyed.

Hi, hope you are all well. We enjoyed the song this morning. Ellie had fun doing Maths with Daddy and threading tubes on to string to find half and double. She found her eyes, ears, some eggs and an Elmer the elephant model we made and did fantastic phonics with Mummy. Well done!

Wow Ellie! What a busy day.

Harry and rose Musgrove loved the song today!!!

Harry has been busy reading, and really enjoyed finding things around the house and garden beginning with the sound h. Great blog for the first day look forward to tomorrow!