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Elm Reception

Welcome to Elm - Reception!

 

**NEW**

UPDATE!!! You can now email me on our class email address, how exciting! Drop me a message if you have any questions (I'll try to answer the best I can), updates on you, anything you want. I will only reply to your emails Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm. Hope you're all doing well!

Email: elm@benson.oxon.sch.uk

Phonics

Phonics should also be carried out everyday. There is a phonics section below to help you carry out phonics.

You should: Go over the Phase 3 letters, sounds and tricky words. Have a think about different words with these sounds in and sentences that have the tricky words you cover (only do 1 or 2 a day).

You could: Write up the words and sentences that you think of and get your child to read sentences you write (that involve sounds and tricky words).

 

Please make sure you practice all writing with lead in letters!! It is important to match what we teach in school. Unfortunately, for the homework packs, the computer font can't do lead in letters so it is in print.

Work from Home

Some of you may have to take time at home/self isolate, so here is a list of things you could be doing at home. 
We ask that you do daily Maths and Literacy challenges with your children (challenges above this section).

**NEW**

UPDATE!!! You can now email me on our class email address, how exciting! Drop me a message if you have any questions (I'll try to answer the best I can), updates on you, anything you want. I will only reply to your emails Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm. Hope you're all doing well!

Email: elm@benson.oxon.sch.uk

 

Phonics

Phonics should also be carried out everyday. There is a phonics section below to help you carry out phonics.

You should: Go over the Phase 3 letters, sounds and tricky words. Have a think about different words with these sounds in and sentences that have the tricky words you cover (only do 1 or 2 a day).

You could: Write up the words and sentences that you think of and get your child to read sentences you write (that involve sounds and tricky words).

 

Other things you can do

Understanding of the World:

- Try different experiments. These can be very easy: floating and sinking, growing plants/flowers, marble runs, moving objects along different surfaces, will it dissolve?

- Have a look around your garden and surrounding areas. What can they see? Can they describe the flowers? The animals? The scenery? How is where we live different to another place/country? Compare different flowers, habitats, animals.

- Take some time to talk about different families and cultures. If you watch a film with your child then talk about the different people in the film. Do they live in a country like us? Does their family look like ours? Think about different jobs people may have and what they have to do for those jobs.

- Have a go at allowing your child to access technology. Play with the TV remote, play a game on the computer/tablet, use a camera.

Expressive Art and Design:

- Have a go at junk modelling! Use the rubbish you would throw away to create a model of something. This could be a dinosaur, village, solar system, animal, building, literally anything. It's a fun way to talk about recycling too!

- Paint, colour and draw!! We all love being creative and giving your child creative freedom will allow them to express themselves through their art.

- Have a go at making noises/sounds with a range of different things. Hitting a spoon on a pan, knocking a stick on a bench, make a rice shaker (toilet tube, rice and paper over both sides).

Communication and Language:

- Ask your children how and why questions. Why was Biff sad? Why is it getting warmer? How did you do that? How is that going to work? 

- Try and do a home "show and tell". Get your child to show off something of theirs that they are proud of. This could be a bit of work they have completed or a toy. This will improve confidence and give them a chance to tell you about something that interests them.

Physical Development:

- Have a walk around your local area, take in the sights, show your child the different landmarks. National Trust are opening some of their forests too.

- We love playing dodgeball, some parents have played "sock ball" with their kids. Sock ball is like dodgeball but the children try to dodge rolled up socks.

- Try learning a simple dance routine with your child, move like a dinosaur, "disco dance", roll around on the floor and do jumps.

- Have a go at practicing lead in letters

- Play with playdough, to improve your child's hand strength

 

Easter/Spring Activities

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Recipes

I love cooking and creating things. Try getting your child to help you when you're cooking. Here are a few recipes you could follow though, if you want to:

Non-Edible

Playdough: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe

Gloop: https://www.learning4kids.net/2012/05/02/how-to-make-gloop/

 

Edible

Cookies: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vintage-chocolate-chip-cookies (I like adding more chocolate chips to this one)

Bread Rolls: https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/really-easy-bread-rolls.html

Fruit Salad: https://www.eatsamazing.co.uk/family-friendly-recipes/easy-recipes-for-kids/cooking-with-small-child-simple-fruit-salad (you don't have to stick to those fruits, it can be anything)

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