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Early Years (Mrs Rogerson)

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Welcome to Early Years Class


EYFS Curriculum Overview


LEARNING AT HOME OPPORTUNITIES:

Each day there will be a new set of activities added to this page for you to complete with your child. If you have any questions or problems logging on to the websites above, please contact me, by email, on:  
k.rogerson@st-lawrence.lancs.sch.uk

Thank you so much to all of the parents who have been in touch with pictures of the work their children have completed. I am so happy that the children are enjoying the activities and giving them a good go. Well done everyone! Keep it up! Some of the pictures can be found in our gallery here.

This year Lancashire's Libraries will be inviting children to get silly for the Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge will give you the chance to sign up and take part online, with the special www.sillysquad.org.uk website! The Challenge website will be free to access and a place for you to rate and review books and work towards your reading goal. It will also feature video content, games, quizzes, and digital and downloadable activities to complete at home. The Library service will also be providing loads of fun free things to do including book quizzes, a reading group, and an online Lego club!

The theme of the Challenge for this year is Silly Squad, and we want to celebrate funny and silly stories all summer long! From David Walliams to Roald Dahl, and Jacqueline Wilson to Jeff Kinney, there are thousands of hilarious books for you to read, and we can't wait to hear about them!

The Summer Reading Challenge Silly Squad website is now live for you to sign up on, and we in Lancashire will be launching the challenge on Saturday 27th June, so keep an eye on our social media and website for more information!

Twitter: @lancspublib
Facebook: @lancslibraries
Website: www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/libraries/your-library-at-home

 

This week we will explore our imaginations in Literacy. Each day I will give you a different picture and some questions about it. I would like you to use your imagination to answer the questions and write your answer down using full sentences. In maths we will explore simple graphs and pictograms to apply our counting skills. In phonics we will revise some of the trickier phase 3 graphemes and practise reading the consonant blends from phase 4.

Please check your emails – I have a little project underway that I would love for all of the children to be a part of. Also, if you haven’t yet sent me a picture of your “all about me” bunting, please don’t forget to do that as soon as you can! Thank you!

Here are some templates to help you with the bunting:

Template 1
Template 2
Template 3

 

Monday 

Maths 

Have a look at the pictogram from this sheet. It shows some children’s favourite fruits. Each time someone chose a fruit as their favourite a picture of that fruit was added to the graph. Discuss it with your grown up and try to answer the following questions: 

  • Which is the most popular fruit? 

  • Which is the least popular fruit? 

  • How many people chose banana? 

  • How many people chose apple?

 

Literacy 

Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.


Phonics 

Use the video above to practise ai, ee, igh and oa. You could then try to read some words with ai, ee, igh and oa in using the phonics play games. 


Tuesday 

Maths 

Have a look at this pictogram. It shows all of the animals on Richard’s farm. Try to answer these questions: 

  • Which animal does he have most of? 

  • Which animal does he have least of? 

  • How many cows does he have? 

  • How many chickens does he have? 

  • Does he have more goats or pigs?


  • Literacy 

    Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

  • Phonics

  • Use the video above to practise reading and writing initial consonant blends. You could then practise reading some phase 4 words using the phonics play phase 4 games. 


Wednesday 

Maths 

Today I would like you to try to make your own pictogram. Use this worksheet to count the objects and make a graph to show how many there are. 

Literacy 

Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

Phonics 

Use the video above to practise oo, ar, or, ur. You could then practise reading some words with these sounds in using the phonics play games. 


Thursday 

Maths 

Today I would like you to use this worksheet to make a pictogram of animals. Try to answer the questions at the bottom of the page too. 

Literacy 

Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

Phonics 

Use the videos above to practise reading and writing using final consonant blends (nk, mp) where two consonants come together to make a different sound at the end of a word. You could then practise reading some of the phase 4 words using the phase 4 games section on the phonics play website. 


Friday 

Maths 

Today I would like you to make a pictogram of your toys at home. I would like you to pick 15 toys and then split them into groups (toys that bounce or toys with wheels, red toys, big toys etc.) Try to make a pictogram of the toys you have chosen when you split them into the different groups.  

If that is too tricky, there is a pictogram worksheet here that you could try.

Literacy 

Discuss this picture with your grown up. Use your imagination to think up the answers to the questions. Can you write your answers down in sentences? Try to remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in your writing.

Phonics 

Use the video above to practise reading and writing initial consonant blends. You could then practise reading some phase 4 words using the phonics play phase 4 games. 


 Previous day's activities will be archived here for you to access if needed.

Below is a list of activities to dip in and out of as you find time throughout the school closure. 

This half term we will be basing our learning around the topic of Space. We will be reading stories about space, investigating the different planets of our solar system, imagining our own alien species and solving mathematical problems in the context of space.

Below there are a range of activities and websites that could be used to support your child in their learning this term.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#schedule – lots of lessons and resources to support all areas of the EYFS curriculum, during this time of distance learning, from the government.

Literacy

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bedtime+stories+with+fi A lovely selection of stories read out loud whilst the pictures are shown.

www.oxfordowl.co.uk  - a fantastic e-book library of home reading books for the children to read at their own level at home.

Phonics

www.phonicsplay.co.uk – these activities can be used to revise the Phase 3 graphemes and to learn to read and write Phase 4 consonant blends. There are also activities to support the recognition and recall of tricky words.

www.phonicsbloom.com – use these activities to practise reading phase 3 graphemes and phase 4 words in sentences (Yes/No Yeti is a firm class favourite)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcqqtfr - phonics resources from the BBC with videos and activities to support learning in phase 2 and 3.

www.readingbear.org – lots of videos of the phonics sounds and blends to practise phases 2-4. 

Maths 

In Maths we have been focusing on numbers to 20 and the shape, space and measure area of learning. We have tried to use mathematical language when talking about objects, position and direction. We have counted to and from 20 and practically calculated (addition and subtraction) within 20 objects.

Some of our favourite maths songs come from the Number Fun CDs. Dave Godfrey (the creater of Number Fun) does a live video at 10am every week day on Youtube. The old videos are saved there for you to watch too. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChw_M0-qiWfT0_SkrCU1-LA 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37    - there are lots of lovely counting, shape and calculation games on this website for the children to complete on the computer. Try to challenge yourself to recognise and use numbers from 0-20.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy  - more lovely counting and maths games for the children to complete all based around their favourite cbeebies characters. 

You could bake a cake or follow a recipe using different measurements. 

Try to measure the width of the rooms in your house using interesting tools (How many socks wide is your lounge? How many bananas wide is the hall?)

Investigate capacity in the bath using different cups, spoons and containers to pour, fill and empty. You could even order the containers based on their capacity.

Other

We have been trying to form our letters carefully following the school handwriting scheme. We have been strengthening our hands and bodies, and we have been working on our balancing skills in PE lessons. Wherever possible, we have been accessing the outdoors and looking for signs of the changing seasons.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe - follow the recipe to make some playdough. You could then use the playdough to follow dough gym (hand strengthening) videos from youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga?safe=true  - take some time out from your busy day for mindfulness and stretching by following some of the Cosmic Kids Yoga videos from their youtube channel.

https://themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk/  - there are wonderful ideas for learning activities to complete in the garden on this website. They are offering free access to all of their resources over the coming months.

You could go on a hunt for the signs of spring in your garden or local area. Can you spot any plants starting to grow? Can you see any baby animals, birds nests or other signs of spring? You could plant some seeds in the garden and watch them grow. Perhaps you could make a diary of how they change over time.

Home Learning Packs

This resource pack includes plenty of resources for home learning

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/extra-subjects-parents/school-closures-category-free-resources-parents/school-closures-free-resources-parents

 

A fantastic website that lists ideas for family learning. Includes mathematics, spelling, and ideas for other subjects

https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/#parents

The Early Years Foundation Stage is the stage in your child's learning from birth to 5 years old. This is the time in school that we call Early Years. In your child's first year at school we aim to prepare the children for the rest of their school career. Children will have a range of experiences and opportunities to gain everyday skills and develop in a variety of areas of learning. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. A link to the parents guide can be found here.

These documents will give an overview of the objectives and development statements we will be working on each term in Cherry Blossom Class. These overviews are not set in stone and, as each child develops at an individual rate, the children may access the development statements at different times to suit their developmental stage.

We have two adults in Early Years, a teacher and a teaching assistant.  Our class has an attached outdoor play area that we share with Year 1. In our class we enjoy a variety of adult led and self chosen indoor and outdoor activities.

All of our work from the provision in the classroom is recorded using the Earwig system. If you would like to see your child's learning journey, and comment on any of the records, please log in through the Earwig website for up to date images and records. 

In February we went on a visit to the Hindu Temple in Preston. Whilst there we learnt about the different Gods and their shrines and admired the beautiful artwork. We played musical instruments and took part in a guided meditation. What a fantastic experience!

We had a very exciting visit at school in October. A lorry from Jewson's came to school and we learnt all about how to keep safe when passing lorries and what each of the lights and sounds mean. We also talked about the different jobs we could have when we grow up. It was very interesting!

        

We learnt about Remembrance Day, in November, and the significance of poppies. We made poppies to display in church. We thought of prayers of thankfulness and learnt about the crosses on the soldiers' graves.