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 NEW INFORMATION FOR HOME LEARNING PACKS 

If you would like to collect a home learning pack for your child the following procedure MUST be followed...

  • Please call school first (01254 52065) to arrange a collection time.
  • Entry to the school grounds is only via Queens Rd.
  • Please come to the teachers entrance at the bottom of the steps near the large multi-use playground - NOT the main entrance.
  • When you have phoned school to request a pack, the office staff will allocate you a collection spot. 
  • Only one adult must come to school - please do not bring your children.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

13.7.20

Good morning everybody!

 

Who can believe that we have arrived at the last week of the school year? Usually we would be spending the week in school doing lots of fun activities and being able to say good bye to the teachers and children. We are sad we haven't had chance to see you before the holidays but look forward to seeing you all again in September.

 

You should have by now received a school report for your child. Also, the teachers will be ringing again sometime during this week so keep your eye out for a call from an unknown number - we are looking forward to speaking to you again. It's good to hear a lot of you have been into school to pick up the learning pack. As always, we are so incredibly proud of the effort you are making to learn at home! Keep it up, you have all done so well.  

 

For our learning this week, we would like you to spend some time thinking of your lovely Reception memories. Maybe you could write some sentences about what you can remember. Please send a copy of them to us - we would love to read about your memories!

 

Also, make sure you are ready for your learning when you return to school in Year 1! These are activities that you can continue throughout the Summer holidays.

  • Practise writing your FULL name using the cursive handwriting style. Practise writing all the letters of the alphabet. Have a go at writing the tricky words for phase 2, 3 and 4. Look at your phonics again and practise the letter sounds. Write labels, shopping lists, captions, sentences. And don't forget to read! Look on Oxford Owl for reading books you can read to your family.
  • Make sure you can write your numbers correctly. Practise the correct formation, and read numbers to 20 and beyond. Look at shapes and use the correct name to describe them. Count 1 more and 1 less than a number. Remember to practise counting to 100, from 20-0, in jumps of 2, 5 and 10.
  • And, enjoy your Summer holiday! There are lots of fun activities in the topic folder you can be looking at and working through during your time at home.

 

The Year 1 teachers have asked that parents take some time to read through the Year 1 PowerPoint that is below. It gives some information about what happens in Year 1 and what learning takes place. 

 

Finally, the Reception team would like to wish you all a very happy holiday! Keep safe and have fun. We are so very proud of the children we have had this year and have missed them during our time at home. We will make sure we spend a little time with them when we return in September!

 

The Reception Team smiley

 

 

Look at this with your child to get yourselves ready for Year 1!

Supporting Reading 

We are unable to send new reading books home but you can still read with your child at home using the Oxford Owls website. Follow the instructions in the document below. 

 

Suggested levels for each group

 

Yellow group - Blue level books

 

Red Group – Yellow level books

 

Green Group- Red level books

 

Blue Group- Pink level books

6.7.20

 

Good morning !

 

How are you all? What miserable weather we are all having! Let's hope the sun returns soon.

 

This week, to continue our work on 'Under the Sea', we would like you to look at the new pictures we have posted in the English area for this week and again, practise writing sentences about what you can see. Use your phonics to help you with sounding out words you want to write. Remember your tricky words, and don’t forget to use finger spaces, a full stop at the end of your sentence, and a capital letter at the beginning.

 

Our focus for maths is shape! Can you remember the names of 2D shapes? Can you find these shapes in your house - circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, semi-circle? How many sides and corners do they have? Are they straight or curved sides? What about 3D shapes? Can you find these shapes in your house - cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder, cone? How many faces? Edges? Vertices (remember this means corner)? Can you make a model using 3D junk boxes and cartons? 

 

Finally for topic work this week we are looking at birds in our environment, so get outside in your garden, yard or in the park and look for birds. (If you can’t get outside look out of a window and see what is flying past.) What do you already know about birds? Tell an adult or your brother or sister. 

 

If you have any questions or need any help, you can email us at the email addresses below...

 

allison.diggle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

laura.whittle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

nadine.elvin@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Take care, have a fun week and keep learning!

 

The Reception Team smiley

29.6.20

 

Good morning everybody!

 

How are you all? We hope you have had a lovely weekend, despite the rain, and are ready for another week of fun learning! This week, to continue our work on 'Under the Sea', we would like you to look at the pictures we have posted in the English area for this week and practise writing sentences about what you can see. Use your phonics to help you with sounding out words you want to write. Remember your tricky words, and don’t forget to use finger spaces, a full stop at the end of your sentence, and a capital letter at the beginning.

 

Our focus for maths is problem solving! This is as simple as ‘I have 8 apples. We ate 3. How many are left?’ Or ‘Aisha had 4 bananas and Bilal had 5 bananas. How many bananas were there altogether?’ Or ‘There are 7 people in our family. How many plates do we need for tea?’ You can draw pictures or even use add or takeaway sentences to find your answer!

 

Finally for topic work we would like you to look at the work of the artist Van Gogh – particularly his painting of sunflowers. Look at the colours he used, the shapes he painted. Can you draw or paint your own sunflower picture like Van Gogh’s?

 

If you have any questions or need any help, you can email us at the email addresses below...

 

allison.diggle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

laura.whittle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

nadine.elvin@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

There will be a new learning pack available this week from the office but please remember to ring before you come to school to collect one.

 

Take care, have a fun week and keep learning!

 

The Reception Team 

22.6.20

 

Good morning everybody!

 

How are you all? We hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of fun learning! This week, to continue our work on 'Under the Sea', we will be looking the story of ‘Smiley Shark’. This is a lovely story all about how important friendship is and how we should be kind to one another. Maybe you could draw a picture of your friends and write about why they are special to you. Or have a go at writing about the story.

 

Our focus for maths is money – have a look at the different coins we can use. What is the value of each? Which is the smallest value coin? The largest value coin? What do you notice when you look at all the coins? What are they made out of? Use the pennies to make different amounts of money up to 10p, 20p. If you try really hard, you could use 2p, 5p or 10p coins to make different amounts – think about how you have been learning to count in jumps of 2, 5 and 10 to help you.

 

Finally for topic work we would like you to make your own artwork! The focus is transient art – this is where you can use objects and move them around to make a piece of artwork. You could use buttons, pencils, pen lids, string, flowers, grass, twigs etc. Anything you have in your house! We would really like to see some pictures of your work so remember to email us a picture and we will put it in the gallery on the website. 

 

If you have any questions or need any help, you can email us at the email addresses below...

 

allison.diggle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

laura.whittle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

nadine.elvin@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Take care, have a fun week and keep learning!

 

The Reception Team smiley

 

 15.6.20

 

Good morning everybody!

 

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of fun learning! This week, to continue our work on 'Under the Sea', we will be looking at information texts about sharks for English. How many shark facts can you find out? How big are they? What do they look like? What do they eat? How many teeth do they have? You can write lots of sentences about the facts you find! You can even draw and label shark pictures!

 

Our focus for maths is capacity - this is all about how much a container can hold. You can practise this in the bath, at the sink, even in the paddling pool if you have one! Practise filling containers and looking at how much each can hold. Is it full? Empty? Half full? How many tea cups of water can a jug fill? Try estimating first – remember this is when you have a good guess.  We have also put on the White Rose activities too. So lots to keep you busy!

 

Finally for topic work we would like you to focus on Queen’s Park. We are so lucky to have this beautiful park on our doorstep! Have a walk to the park with a grown up. Look at the features you can see – can you find the waterfall? Boating lake? Play park? Bridge? What things do you like about the park? What things do you not like about the park – think about the things which spoil it, like litter, graffiti etc. You can draw pictures or write sentences, or even take photographs!

 

 

As we have received some super pictures and work from children, we are going to show them in the Reception gallery so take a look and see if your picture or work is there! Keep sending us your work – we love to see it!

 

Remember if you have any questions or need any help, you can email us at the email addresses below...

 

allison.diggle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

laura.whittle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

nadine.elvin@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Take care and keep learning!

 

The Reception Team 

  

8.6.20

 

Good morning everybody!

 

We hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of fun learning! This week, to continue our work on 'Under the Sea', we will be looking at the book 'Commotion in the Ocean' for english and learning about ocean habitats for our topic work. Our focus for maths is time - this is not just about telling the time but talking about the passing of time. We have also put on the White Rose activities too. So we have lots to keep you busy!

 

If you would like a learning pack, these are now available from school but please ring before you come to collect one.

 

As we have received some super pictures and work from children, we are going to show them in the Reception gallery so take a look and see if your picture or work is there!

 

Remember if you have any questions or need any help, you can email us at the email addresses below...

 

allison.diggle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

laura.whittle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

nadine.elvin@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Take care and keep learning!

 

The Reception Team smiley

What we are learning this half term in 'Under the Sea'.

1.6.20

 

Good morning everybody!

 

The time has flown by so fast and we are already in the last half term of our Reception year - where has the year gone? 

 

We hope you had a lovely Eid celebration last week if you were celebrating, and enjoyed the week in the beautiful sunshine. We have been so lucky to have such sunny weather!

 

Now we are starting a new topic for the last few weeks of school which is 'Under the Sea'. The topic map is uploaded for you to see what we will be learning and we will be updating the topic folders each week with activities for Maths, English and Topic. Keep going with your home learning - you have all amazed us with the things you have been doing and we are so proud of you! Don't forget you can email us with pictures of your work or if you have anything you are unsure of. Our email addresses are as follows...

 

allison.diggle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

laura.whittle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

nadine.elvin@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Keep safe and keep learning!

 

The Reception Team smiley

17.5.20

Hello everyone!

 

We hope you are all well and keeping safe. We are still missing the children very much.

 

It has been lovely to receive emails from you with photographs of the children and their work. Please keep them coming! They always put a big smile on our faces.

 

If you need to get in touch with us our emails are as follows...

Mrs Diggle - allison.diggle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

Mrs Whittle - laura.whittle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

Mrs Elvin - nadine.elvin@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

This week we would like the children to look at the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. This is a lovely story with lots of repetition that the children can join in with. Maybe they could make chapattis with you? There are lots of learning opportunities in cooking and baking, for example weighing ingredients, changes in materials, sequencing what they did, reading a recipe, writing a list of ingredients etc.

 

Our maths focus is doubles and halves. We hope the children will remember doubles as we have practised this in class. See if they can remember how to use their fingers to find doubles of numbers up to 5. Can they find a way to double numbers up to 10? You can use lots of things in the house to practise this eg buttons, dry pasta, pebbles, pencils. We have included lots of activities in the maths folder to help the children with doubles and halves.

 

Please have a look in the topic folders below and you will find lots of activities for your children to enjoy this week.

 

Don't forget to practise reading, phonics, counting (to 100, back from 20, in jumps of 2, 5 and 10) and writing your name. Practise your cursive handwriting for each letter of the alphabet!

 

Have a fun week and keep learning!

 

The Reception Team smiley

10.5.20

Hello everyone!

 

We hope you are all well and have been enjoying the beautiful weather! It was so lovely to speak to the parents and children last week. It seems such a long time since we saw you all. If you haven't received your phone call yet it will be some time this week.

 

Thank you for the emails with photographs of the children's work, and if you emailed requesting your passwords for Purple Mash or Education City we will send those to you this week. If you need to get in touch with us our emails are as follows...

Mrs Diggle - allison.diggle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

Mrs Whittle - laura.whittle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

Mrs Elvin - nadine.elvin@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

This week we would like the children to look at the story of 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. This is a super opportunity for you to discuss seeds and what plants need to grow. Maybe you could plant some seeds - sunflower seeds are always great to grow and you could have a family competition to see whose sunflower grows the tallest! The children could measure them each week and record it in a table. Draw pictures of what you see and label the parts of a plant.

Our maths focus is subtraction or taking away. You can use lots of things in the house to practise this eg 'I have 8 apples and eat 2. How many have I got left?'. Let the children use the objects to work out the answers. We have also looked in school at how to write a subtraction sentence - maybe your child might remember how to do this!

 

Please have a look in the topic folders below and you will find lots of activities for your children to enjoy this week.

 

Don't forget to practise reading, phonics, counting and writing your name. Practise your cursive handwriting for each letter of the alphabet!

 

Have a fun week and keep learning!

 

The Reception Team smiley

4.5.20

 

Hello everyone!  

 

Thank you so much for the emails we have received with news of the children and examples of their work. We have loved looking at these! We will be contacting you some time this week over the phone for a little catch up, but if you need to speak to the Reception teachers you can email us directly.. 

 

Mrs Diggle - allison.diggle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

Mrs Whittle - laura.whittle@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

Mrs Elvin - nadine.elvin@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Our learning for this week is as follows...

Literacy - 'A Squash & a Squeeze' by Julia Donaldson

Maths - addition

Topic - animals and what they look like, what they are covered in (eg fur, scales, feathers)

 

Please have a look in the topic folders below and you will find lots of activities for your children to enjoy this week.

 

Have fun with your learning and we look forward to speaking to you soon.

 

The Reception Team smiley

 

Hello everyone!                                                    19.4.20

 

We hope you've had a lovely Easter break with your families and you are continuing to keep safe and well. We are still missing you all very much!

 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks as we will be adding more fun activities to support you child with their learning.

 

Our topic for the next 5 weeks is 'Moo, Neigh, Cluck!' where we will be learning all about farm animals, their habitats and their babies. We will upload lots of activities on this home learning page as well as new activities on Education City and Purple Mash. Once again, remember to check into the Literacy, Maths and Topic areas for weekly tasks.

Click on the link below for your virtual farm tour;   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InZ5Hr0gVLo

 

Please try to keep up with the phonics activities and read with your child daily if possible. Use the Oxford Owl website to find appropriate books for your child's reading level - match to the colour band in their home reading book. Don't forget to practise name writing, number and letter formation, and there are endless opportunities to practise counting throughout the day. We will be learning how to count in jumps of 2 and 5 this half term so we will put activities on here to help your child with that.

 

Have fun, keep learning, and most importantly - stay safe.

 

The Reception Team smiley

Welcome to our Reception Home Learning page!

 

We hope everyone is keeping well, and we are all missing being at school with you!

 

The Reception Team will be uploading lots of activities during the forthcoming weeks to help you with your learning. Please look regularly for new updates but don't forget you can also access other websites for lots of learning opportunities. Remember you can log into Purple Mash and Education City where there will be set activities for your child to complete, or you can search for activities on...

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

https://topmarks.co.uk

https://ictgames.com

 

Please encourage your child to log in daily to Purple Mash and Education City and complete at least one activity.

 

We hope that your child enjoys their learning at home and is enthusiastic to complete their given tasks - this will help to ensure they don't fall behind in their learning.

 

Many thanks for your continued support

The Reception Team smiley

 

 

Fun activities to try at home.

Good morning!

We hope you are all well and staying safe.

The Reception Team are busy uploading lots of new activities for your child to work through this week. (w/b 30.3.20)

We have lots of new activities on Purple Mash and Education City for your child to complete, and we will also be putting other ideas on the website.

Have fun and keep learning! smiley

w/b 23.3.20

 

One of our favourite stories is 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.

Read the story on YouTube and then carry out some of the activities we've added to this page.

Have fun!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby

Description: Watch Goldilocks and the Three Bears now. For more Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Kids Songs and Preschool Learning Videos click here: https://www...

*****PURPLE MASH*****

 

We will be uploading a selection of activities to purple mash for your child to complete at home. Please encourage your child to login to their purple mash account daily, to complete at least 1 activity.

Once on purple mash you can select some activities in the 2Dos tab and also the work tab. For the work select the group option to open the work appropriate for your individual child.

Purple mash help sheet

Phonics 

In the home learning pack your child took home last week (or available to collect from the school office if your child wasn't in school) there are lots of games that you can play with your child. 

Your child can also play phonics games on the website below. There are lots of games on here that your child will be very familiar with. Please encourage your child to play one of the games from phases 2 or 3 daily. 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk 

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Password- home

 

Please encourage your child to regularly listen to the songs below. These songs are songs that we sing daily in school and help the children to remember the letter sounds and also to remember the tricky words (words that we have to read from sight- we cannot sound them out). 

 

JOLLY SONGS A- Z JOLLY SONGS

JOLLY Phonics Jolly Phonics is a systematic synthetic phonics programme designed to teach children to read and write. Children learn the 42 letter sounds of ...

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

http://epicphonics.com/games/show/reading-machine-4 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children co...

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky,...

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when

http://www.epicphonics.com Check out our online phonics games and printable resources! A fun sight word and tricky word song covering said have like come som...

Exercise, Rhyme and Freeze | Rhyming Words for Kids | Exercise Song | Jack Hartmann

Rhyme with Jack and each time the words rhyme exercise with Jack. If the words don't rhyme freeze each time. This is a fun freeze and exercise song with rhym...

Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | 2020 Version | Jack Hartmann

Teach your children to count to 100 as they get some great exercise too. This cool kid-friendly song starts out with a message about staying healthy and fit ...

Joe Wicks

Start your day the Joe Wicks way everyday by clicking on the link below for his 9am daily PE lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV

Great for all ages but aimed primarily at Key Stage 1 40 seconds work | 20 seconds rest Marching On The Spot Star Jumps Low Sprint Shuffle Squats Climb The Rope

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