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Spring Term 2021

 

Well done to everyone on completing the first two weeks of home learning.  Thank you to those of you who joined the Zoom meetings - it was lovely to see you all! 

 

Please find below the learning resources for week 3 of the Spring term 2021.  I will leave each week's learning on here, just in case some of you missed anything.  If you require a paper copy of anything, please email me (jane.gilman@boyton.cornwall.sch.uk) and I will leave a learning pack at school for you to collect.

 

Music with Mr Harrison

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An introduction to The Little Train of the Caipira (Heitor Villa Lobos) | Ten Pieces | BBC Teach

Naomi Wilkinson explores The Little Train of the Caipira by Heitor Villa Lobos. This piece is packed full of the bustling sounds of Brazil - it's folk music ...

Week 3 Reception Zoom Meetings - Maths Resources
Week 3 Reception Home Learning Pack
Week 3 Nursery Home Learning Pack
Topic (Reception and Nursery) - Transport of the Past, Present and Future

We are learning about how transport has changed over the years.  Watch the video below and draw a picture of a vehicle from the past, present and how it might look in the future!  You could choose a car, bicycle, motorbike, bus, train, aeroplane or rocket!

You may use the sheet from the learning pack, or your own paper.  You can use books or the internet to get some more ideas. Think about how your vehicle has changed and how it might be different in years to come!

Please email me a photo of your pictures or leave them with your completed packs in the school foyer - thank you!

Parent video: How to say the sounds that we are learning:

Cbeebies - BBC iPlayer

There are plenty of learning opportunities for your children on Cbeebies.

Number Blocks are a great place to learn maths as well as many other programmes - take a look here:

 

Week 2 Reception Zoom Meetings - Maths Resources
Week 2 Reception Home Learning Pack

 

 

Week 2 Nursery Home Learning Pack

 

 

Find lots of online reading and maths to do at home with your child here:

Online Maths Lessons (White Rose Maths) 

Please have a look at these lessons, which will give you an idea of what your Reception child would be learning at school through our continuous provision.

 

 

If you require any additional information, please get in touch with me by email:

 

              jane.gilman@boyton.cornwall.sch.uk

 

Please remember to check the Lewannick and Boyton Schools' Facebook page for updates and scroll down this page for additional information.

 

 

Thank you.

 

Mrs Gilman smiley

 

 

 

Book of the Week...

Who Sank The Boat? by Pamela Allen

 

 

Week 1 Reception Zoom Meeting Resources

Week 1 Reception Home Learning Pack

 

Your Learning pack for this week includes the maths resources that you will need to have with you for our Zoom meetings as follows:

  • Tuesday 5th January at 9.30am – Where is Zero?
  • Wednesday 6th January at 9.30am – Problem Solving – Sheet 1
  • Thursday 7th January at 9.30am - Problem Solving – Sheet 2
  • Friday 8th January at 9.30am - Problem Solving – Sheet 3

 

You will need some resources that you can easily count for our problem solving sessions please, such as pieces of pasta, buttons, raisins or sweets etc.

There is a maths challenge sheet that you are welcome to complete in your own time (All About the Number Zero), as well as some other activities to keep you busy! Please let me know which ones you have completed!

 

 

 

 

Week 1 Nursery Home Learning Pack

 

Please let me know which ones you have completed!

 

 

This term's learning:

This term we will be following the school topic of "Past, Present and Future".  We will learn about how transport has changed since the days when wheels were first invented, to the invention of cars, steam engines and aeroplanes, right up to the present time of high-speed trains, jet airliners and space rockets.  We will also travel into the future and design our own vehicles to transport us anywhere we like! Where will your vehicle take us...?

 

Please click on the link below to see some of the activities that we will be doing...

 

 

 

Autumn Term 2020

Our learning theme for the autumn term 2020 was "Super Scientists!"

We used our five senses to explore the world around us and learned how science is used everywhere.

We have learned a lot this term:

 

       magnetic materials     pushes and pulls (forces)

 

   making magic potions     the life cycle of a butterfly

 

moving water from one place to another

(using different containers, pipes and tubes)

 

the water cycle    how vegetables grow

 

              changing states of materials

                    (solids, liquids and gases)

               the life-cycle of a frog

 

 

Nursery Rhyme Week

We took part in the National Nursery Rhyme Week 2020 and sang a different nursery rhyme each day:

 

Monday: Wheels on the Bus

Tuesday: Five Little Speckled Frogs

Wednesday: Hickory Dickory Dock

Thursday: Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Friday: Miss Polly Had a Dolly

 

Each day we sang a nursery rhyme together and did lots of different activities that were linked to each nursery rhyme!  We made our own bus, learnt about the life cycle of a frog, learnt to tell the time (o'clock and half past), designed and printed our own farms on the iPad and pretended that we were doctors to look after Miss Polly's dolly!

Our Harvest Festival

 

We have been learning about how and where vegetables grow and we made our own vegetables.  We sang "Old MacDonald" (we changed the lyrics) to our parents and carers via Zoom to celebrate Harvest together! 

We also peeled, chopped and cooked vegetables to make a delicious vegetable soup and finished off the day making hand-print autumn trees!

Our Harvest Song

Old MacDonald had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh,

And on that farm he grew some carrots, 

Ee-i-ee-i-oh,

With a crunch, crunch here and a crunch, crunch there,

Here a crunch, there a crunch,

Everywhere a crunch, crunch!

 

Old MacDonald had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh!

And on that farm he grew some potatoes,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh,

With a mash, mash here and a mash, mash there,

Here a mash, there a mash,

Everywhere a mash, mash!

 

Old MacDonald had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh!

And on that farm he grew some onions,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh,

With a cry, cry here and a cry, cry there,

Here a cry, there a cry,

Everywhere a cry, cry!

 

Old MacDonald had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh!

And on that farm he grew some cauliflowers,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh,

With a munch, munch here and a munch, munch there,

Here a munch, there a munch,

Everywhere a munch, munch!

 

Old MacDonald had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh!

And on that farm he grew some peas,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh,

With a pop, pop here and a pop, pop there,

Here a pop, there a pop,

Everywhere a pop, pop!

 

Old MacDonald had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh!

And on that farm he grew some pumpkins,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh,

With a scoop, scoop here and a scoop, scoop there,

Here a scoop, there a scoop,

Everywhere a scoop, scoop!

Old MacDonald had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-oh!

 

 

 

Push and Pull Song - A simple, fun song for children explaining pushes and pulls!

Be a "Soaper Hero"!

Join Jaime for a special yoga adventure all about learning to wash our hands properly - made in partnership with our friends at Safeguard, a soap and hygiene...

A New Way into Our Classroom!

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A video to show you the new way into our classroom from the 7th of September 2020. For those of you that returned to school and nursery in June, we will be using the same entrance for both drop-off and pick-up times.
Please note that children in Reception will come in to school at 8.50am and will finish at 3.15pm. Our Nursery morning drop-off time is 9am and pick-up time is 12pm. If your child stays at Nursery all day, our pick-up time is 3pm. Please ensure that you arrive promptly at these times to enable safe social distancing between all classes and their parents/carers. Thank you.
We are very excited to see you all after such a long time!
Staying healthy...

Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark!

Baby Shark's handwashing song to encourage good hygiene to stay healthy.

Mr Tumble's Brush Your Teeth Song

It's time to brush your teeth and keep them clean TWICE a day! Mr Tumble from Something Special has the best song to help you keep your teeth clean. Having t...

Music - A Keelie

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Mr Harrison teaches Butterflies a traditional song from Ghana called "A Keelie". It's a real ear worm.
Activity ideas for everyone!

 

Nursery Mark Making (writing)

Please continue to encourage your child to make lots of marks using a variety of materials, e.g. pens, pencils, chalks, paints, sticks in mud or sand, cotton buds with water, sticks in the air, their fingers in sand/mud/glitter etc. I have included a simple diary idea in this pack for the next week and will put one into each pack on a weekly basis. Your child could draw a picture in the box on each day and you could write what they describe. They could try writing their own words if they can! Please remember to date each diary entry!

 

 

Reading

Reception:

Please continue to support your child's reading by listening to them read their Ditty Books and by sharing a book together each day.  By using the Oxford Owl Reading link below, you can select a book for your child to read.  If you need advice on what book your child should be reading, please ask me via email.  Please continue to record what your child reads in their reading record - thank you.

Please encourage them to sound out any letters that they may see in every day activities too, e.g. food labels, shop names, road signs etc.

 

Nursery:

Please read to your child every day and encourage them to predict what might happen next, or describe how a character might be feeling and why.  See if they can recognise familiar words such as their own name and advertising logos. 

 

 

Phonics

Reception - we are currently learning the Set 1 sounds from the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics Programme.  Please encourage your child to say each sound aloud every day. 

 

We will be starting with these sounds:

 

                                  m   a   s   t   d

 

Nursery - 

We follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme for our nursery children, leading on to the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics Programme's Set 1 Sounds in the summer term before they start school.  Letters and Sounds are based on developing your child's listening and speaking skills through activities which are divided into seven aspects: environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and finally oral blending and segmenting.  Many of these skills are learnt through everyday play, as well as speaking and listening activities, singing songs and nursery rhymes, reading stories and through role play.

 

It's important for nursery aged children to hear as many different sounds as possible and to be able to recognise and imitate these sounds, as well as having language modelled to them in a clear way at all times.  Sharing stories with repetitive language such as "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" and singing songs such as "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" or "The Wheels on the Bus" will greatly benefit your child's language development.

 

You could try the following activities to help your children to develop their listening and speaking skills:

 

  •  Go on a 'listening walk' and talk about the different sounds that you have heard when you get home.
  •  Drum on different surfaces and talk about how the sounds change.
  •  Make your own shakers with different objects (rice, dried peas, beads etc.) and make loud or quiet sounds.
  •  Sing songs and nursery rhymes and clap/jump/stomp rhythms.
  •  Clap out the syllables of words or names of your family and friends' names.
  •  Play I Spy games with the initial sounds of words (use the letter sound rather than its name, e.g. 'a' as in apple rather than 'ay')
  •  Match objects that start with the same sound e.g. socks, sausages, snakes, stones etc.  Children could make their own sound bags for the first group of the Set 1 sounds (m, a, s, d and t).
  •  Break down words into each sound e.g. "Would you like some m - i - l - k?" and allow your child to work out what you are saying.
USEFUL LEARNING LINKS:
Mathematics
Online Phonics Resources
Reading Together
General Learning

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