This week was Jasper’s last official week of Reception! I can’t believe his first year of “Big School” ended up the way it has. How is it that we have been in lockdown for 15 weeks and homeschooling for the majority of it? I can honestly say that although his school year has been cut short, his learning hasn’t because of the love and support he has received from his class teacher. We have truly been blessed with an Angel from above.
Note: #JasperBean is in Reception (age 4-5: EYFS), therefore his home learning is specific to him/his age. I have received permission to share parts of his home learning plan from his teachers.
We are fully into Phase 4 phonics which has a bunch of tricky words but no new sounds. Therefore we have been revising Phase 2 and 3 sounds, with a focus on “Consonant Blends”, such as “st”, “tr”, “nd”, “pt” etc.
- Phonics worksheets from Twinkl and Mrs Mactivity.
- Live Phonics from Twinkl Parents Group on Facebook
- We rounded off the term by re-visiting different bugs and looking at different adjectives to describe them. This week we read/watched the story “I Love Bugs“:
- Discussed how the name of the bugs are nouns and they have been described using adjectives.
- Made a list of any rhyming words we noticed.
- Made a list of minibeasts and used adjectives to describe them.
- Wrote a new page to the book that showed the type of bugs he liked.
- You can buy the “I Love Bugs” book from here.
- Writing challenge – Wrote about last weeks book “Snail Trail”
- Independent Reading
- This week we revised Shapes, Space and Measure as part of our Early Learning goal.
- Recapped 2D and 3D shapes
- Measured different items in the house using a measuring tape and non-standard units.
- Measured the weight and capacity of different containers using different household items. Predicted which container would hold more or less and explained why.
- Drew patterns and described them.
- Recapped coins and their values.
There are a lot of activities and worksheets on Twinkl and Mrs Mactivity (free and paid subscription).
TWO great FREE resources to support and supplement our work.
- National Oak Academy– An online classroom for reception age to year 10.
- BBC Bitesize – Online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom.
- Daily PE with Joe
- Building with Magnatiles/Magformers
- 2D geometric shape art à la Picasso
- Giant Dots and Boxes
- Lego construction
- Balloon powered racing cars
- Made a birthday card for mummy
- Made minibeast puppets with craft materials from Baker Ross
- Visited the ducks in the park
- Explored the woods
- Fruit picking
- Skateboarding and scootering
These are some of the board games we played this week:
Next week will be “Transition Week” for Jasper where he will be working with his new teacher. Thus we will not be posting any more weekly home learning activities as we begin our summer holidays! Maybe we will have a snapshot here and there, but do keep up with us on Instagram!
Thank you for reading and until next time… have fun and happy social distancing!
Here’s a quick link to our Home Learning Diary. What a journey it has been, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have. Even if you haven’t, you know it’s going to be a memorable one that will stay with you forever.
Disclaimer: English and Maths support links and suggestions are part of the children’s at-home learning plan provided by their teacher during social distancing/lockdown. I have only added supplement worksheets, reading and activities to support his learning.