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Millbrook Primary School

‘Learning about caring; caring about learning’

Oak – Reception

Wednesday 10th February.

The weeks are rushing by, and you are all doing so well. I cant wait to see you all again. Not long now.Here is some of our home learning from this week, when we have been learning about Chinese new year.

Monday 1st February

It has been great to see so many of you on google classroom. If anybody has lost their password just email me at jill.lewis@millbrookprimary.co.uk

This week we are going to be thinking about children's mental health week and I have lots of creative ideas for us to enjoy.

I hope it won't be too long before I can see you all again at school.

 

Some of the things we have done this week

Hello everybody, just to remind you about all the fun we are having over on google classroom. Yesterday's challenge was to make a snowman. If you have problems logging on please let me know.
Have a go at making your own snowman at home or look over at google classrooms to find today's question of the day.

All online learning will be posted into Google Classroom from tomorrow (Wednesday)

I am going to start at 9am but there will be lots to do whenever you are ready. 

 

Any problems with logins of Google Classroom, Mathletics and Purple Mash please let me know through the usual email. 

 

See you at 9am for our google meet

 

Mrs Lewis and Miss Aurelius

Monday 4th January 2020

 

Bore Da Everyone!

We hope you have all had a lovely all be it quiet break for Christmas and you have all managed to stay safe. From Wednesday this week we beginning our blended learning. We will be posting on google classroom as well as updating work on here daily. 

On Wednesday at 9am we are going to try and have a google classroom meet, if this works we may plan some more for later on in the week. 

To get onto google classroom meet you need to:

  • Login to google classroom as you would do normally
  • Click on 'Oak Class 2020/21' to get into our classroom
  • Once you are on this page under the title 'Oak Class 2020/21' there will be a meet link
  • If you are on a laptop with a webcam you need to click on this link, then click join to access the live meet
  • If you are on a mobile phone or other device you will need to click on the link, after that you may be prompted to download the meet app. Once you have this you login using your google classroom login. You then go into the classroom on this app to find the link. If the link is not visible you may need to copy and paste it off the google classroom page and insert it into the box that says 'join meet with link'
  • Google classroom and meet may prompt you to login in with your google classroom email and password more than once and that is totally normal.
  • Meet link if you cannot find it is: https://meet.google.com/lookup/gbjup6yyt5?authuser=0&hs=179

 

I will continue updating this page throughout this week

 

If you have any problems with logins or any other concerns please email me on jill.lewis@millbrookprimary.co.uk

 

Mrs Lewis and Miss Aurelius

 

Happy Christmas!

Here are some learning activities for Thursday and Friday.

Have a fantastic time and I will see you all on Tuesday 5th January.

Language Literacy and Communication

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

Writing Practice:

Have a go at practising reading and writing these red words :

 

I     look     we     and    for    he    is    are    going    a     me    to     the    my    Mum    Dad    in    went    am   of

Please practise all of our RWI sounds we have learnt this term:

m  a  s  d  t  i  n  p  g  o  c  k  u  b  f  e  l  h  r  j  v  y  w

 

Handwriting: 

 

WELSH PHRASE: Sut wyt ti? how are you?

 

 

 

 

Daily counting warm up:

  • Count forwards and backwards up to 20.

  • Compare two numbers within 20 e.g. which is larger / smaller number 11 or 9? 

  • Continue to practise recognising numbers 1 -10 or 20 in a random order

  • Keep practising 1 more/ less than a number within 10.

  • Number formation up to 20; remember all our numbers start at the top!

 

Maths Practice:

  • Complete Mathletics tasks assigned. This week’s tasks are ‘Matching Numbers to 20’, ‘Counting up to 20’ and ‘Counting back within 20’.

 

Health and wellbeing

Project work

  • Wrap up warm and go for a brisk walk with your household. 

  • Sing your favourite Christmas song with your grown-ups.

  • Have a go at playing a board game. What is your favourite game?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Have a go at making and writing a Christmas card to all your friends in our class. I have set a 2Do task on Purple Mash for you to complete. 

  • Design a picture to say ‘Thank You’ to all of the frontline staff who have been working hard during this time. Complete this task on Purple Mash, I have set a 2Do using 2Paint.

Thursday 10th December.

Happy Christmas Everybody. We are having a fantastic and fun filled week here in Oak class. Thank you all so much for your support this term. 

The home learning helper is for you to work at home together with your child. The pages about emotions and feelings might give you something to talk about, even if you have to fill them in. The lined pages could be for the simple words they are begining to read using the sounds they know. This week we have read elf and santa.

We have started to read some whole words from flash cards, this means children are not stopping to try to sound out every word as they read. The children don't know all of these but every day we learn:

I, look, we, and, for, he, is, are, going, a, me, to, the, my, mum, dad, in, went, am, of.

You could make cards with these on to learn at home.

These words together with the set one sounds are the foundations for all the reading that we will do after Christmas and beyond.

 

 

Dancing and pass the parcel at our Christmas party

Ready for our delicious Christmas dinner

Language Literacy and Communication

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

Writing Practice: When you are drawing, colouring and writing with your child can you please help them to hold the pencil correctly. If you are not sure what this looks like the teach handwriting website is very good.

 

Spelling pattern/phonics;  we have had a look at all set one sounds now, the children don't know them all but if you help a little they should recognise masdtinpgockubfelhrjvywzx.

 

Reading: I will send a workbook home with some christmas words

 

Handwriting: 

 

WELSH PHRASE: Sut wyt ti? how are you?

 

 

 

Daily counting warm up: keep counting objects around the house, take it slowly and touch each thing as you count it.

 

 

Maths Practice:  We have started to talk about one more one less.

 

Health and wellbeing

Project work

 We do a little bit of mindfulness after dinner every day, we breath deep breaths and try to be still and calm, perhaps you could try this at home?

 

 

 

 

 

 

No surprises here, we are singing, talking and making all things Christmas!

Tuesday 1st December

It's December already and your children have nearly finished their first term in school. I am sorry that we won't be able to have a nativity play or whole school disco but this is an opportunity to try to do things a little differently. We have been learning "when santa got stuck up the chimney" We are going to record it and put put it on google classrooms for you to see. We are making cards and calendars as usual but instead of saving them to the last week we are going to send them home as soon as each thing is finished. We will have a class party with dancing and party games. Elf day, Christmas jumper day and and a virtual panto should help make it a Christmas to remember!

 Instead of sending cards to their friends I would like the the children to make one card for the whole class which I will hang up in the classroom. 

Thank you again for your support with all our activities.

 

Tuesday 17th November

Thank you all for being available for my telephone consultations, it is so nice to talk with you and make plans for your children. Lots of you asked about reading, we introduce a few sounds every week. So far we have introduced m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f. If you want to play with these sounds and make simple words with them this is a great way to start reading. There are some words that you can't sound out so we learn these from flash cards, so far we have learned, I, the, look. We haven't really talked about capital letters yet or punctuation. We use Read Write Inc, they have a great website if you want to have a look. 

This week and next week we will be finding things out using the internet. First we will watch safety in my online neighbourhood, by online media. It gives three simple rules for using the internet.

1. Always ask a grown up

2. Only talk to people you know.

3.Stick to websites that are just for you.

You could use these rules at home too. I will put the link at the bottom for you.

If there is anything else you need to know, please email, jill.lewis@millbrookprimary.co.uk

 

Language Literacy and Communication

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

Writing Practice: 

Make some simple sentences using the sounds you know.

pots and pans

in the bin

 

Spelling pattern/phonics; m, a, s, t, d, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f

 

Reading: 

I will send a sheet out to read at home but carry on reading all your own stories that you enjoy.

 

Handwriting: 

i put our pencil grip song in the link above.

 

 

WELSH PHRASE: Sut wyt ti? how are you?

 

 

 

Daily counting warm up:

Count object and sounds and pictures. match the number to the written number up to about 10.

 

Maths Practice: 

more and less

long and short.

Health and wellbeing

Project work

 We do a little bit of mindfulness after dinner every day, we breath deep breaths and try to be still and calm, perhaps you could try this at home?

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are talking about Divali and making diva lamps in the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday 4th November

Welcome back! I hope you all had a great half term, although you couldn't get out as much as usual. This week we have introduced some new sounds, we now know m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, ,g, o. there are lots of words you can make with these, sad, dad, pat, pin, on, in. please have a go making and reading these words at home. We are counting every day and counting things, practising touching each one and taking it slowly. Forest school is this week and PE is every Tuesday. Each week we talk about the world around us and what is happening and so your children will be talking about bonfire night, remembrance day and children in need over the next couple of weeks. If you talk about these things at home as well it will help your children understand and maybe add to our conversations in school.

Thank you all for being so supportive.

Mrs Lewis and Miss Aurelius

 

Language Literacy and Communication

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

Writing Practice: 

practise holding your pencil and writing your name.

 

 

 

 

Spelling pattern/phonics; m, a, s, t, d, i, n, p, g, o

 

Reading:

Try reading pot, tin, sat, dad and other simple words at home.

 

 

Handwriting: form the letters we are learning.

 

 

WELSH PHRASE

Pwy wyt ti?

 

 

Daily counting warm up:

 

 

 

 

Maths Practice: please count with your child, touching as you go so that things arn't counted twice or skipped over.

Use the words more , less, how many?

Health and wellbeing

Project work

 We do a little bit of mindfulness after dinner every day, we breath deep breaths and try to be still and calm, perhaps you could try this at home?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find some autumn treasures, leaves, conkers or acorns when you go out for a walk.

Monday 19th October.

Thank you all for making our first half term such a good one. The children have settled very well, they seem unaware of all the changes around the school and are having fun and learning every day. We will introduce some more sounds this week, to take us up to m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o. There are lots of little words you can make out of these sounds at home. This week we will be talking a little bit about Halloween, without being scary and I hope you all have a fun and safe half term. I have some photos of our first visit to forest school, it was lovely down there and we will try to go every other week. 

 

7th October.

Reading!

We will be unable to have reading meetings this year so I am just going through a few things here.

We use Read Write Inc to teach your children to read. It teaches sounds slowly, putting them into words as soon as possible. So as soon as we learned m, a, s, t we started reading small words mat, sat. We also learn some words that you can't sound out. We learn these from flashcards and they are the most common words : I, the, you, are, go, my. We learn them slowly, one or two a week and start to use them as soon as they are familiar. I have put a link in to the set one sounds, please remember we have only learned m,a,s,t,d,i so far.

This is a menu of what we are learning about at the moment.

Language Literacy and Communication

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

Writing Practice: 

We have started learning some sounds, we use Read Write Inc to help us. The children will be learning m a s t d i   and so support to say and write these sounds at home would be great.

 

 

 

 

Spelling pattern/phonics; m, a, s, t, d, i

 

Reading:

 

 

Handwriting: form the letters we are learning.

 

 

WELSH PHRASE:

 

 

Daily counting warm up:

 

 

 

 

Maths Practice: please count with your child, touching as you go so that things arnt counted twice or skipped over.

Health and wellbeing

Project work

 

We have been talking about how we feel. We have introduced the words happy, sad, worried and excited. 

 

 

 

 

 

We are still thinking about rabbits.

Have you ever seen a wild rabbit?

How is it the same as our rabbit Jacob?

How is it different?

Keep your eyes open as you go for a walk and see if you can see some. 

w/c 28th September

 

We have has another lovely week here in Oak Class. This week we have been continuing with out topic 'The Rabbit who Listened', we have also been creating pictures of sunflowers on Purple Mash. If you are at home try and see if you can have a go. This week we have taught the children how to log into Purple Mash with their logins. 

 

The link to Purple Mash is https://www.purplemash.com/sch/millbrook

 

There is a new task on Mathletics to be completed at home.

The link to Mathletics is https://login.mathletics.com/ 

 

If you need any help logging into Purple Mash or Mathletics please let us know. 

 

We are beginning to learn our sounds. So far we have learnt m, a and s. See if you can practice these sounds and writing them at home. 

 

PE will continue to be on TUESDAYS, please send your child in to school in their PE kit on this day.

 

If you have any worries or concerns please email us

 

Mrs Lewis and Miss Aurelius

 

 

Please see links below for: 

Purple Mash

Mathletics

Oxford Owl reading page

w/c 21st September 2020

 

It has been so lovely seeing you all this week. We are still looking at our topic 'The Rabbit who listened'. This week we are going to be talking about Rabbits and creating our own through drawing and playdough. If you are at home can you have a go at drawing a picture of a rabbit and have a conversation with your grown-ups about it. 

 

This weeks task on Mathletics is Count to 5, if you have completed this one feel free to have a go at another one. A new task is set on here every week. We will be going over how to long on to Mathletics this week with the children so everyone knows what to do and can have a go. 

 

Purple Mash passwords and logins went home with the children yesterday, there will be tasks set on here in the next few days. We will go over logging on to this website in class so the children know. 

 

If you have any problems or have forgotten your login to Purple Mash or Mathletics please email me and I can give you your login again. 

 

Key Information

PE will begin next Tuesday and will be weekly after that. Children are to come ready and dressed in their PE kit to school as the guidelines are that we are no longer allowed to get changed in school for the time being. 

 

Forest school will begin soon. We will give you plenty of notice for the date we will begin. For this the children will need to bring in wellies and a coat on this day as it can get quite muddy in the forest school area.  

 

If you have any worries or concerns about anything please get in touch with us at jill.lewis@millbrookprimary.co.uk

 

Have a lovely week everybody!

Mrs Lewis and Miss Aurelius

 

 

Week Commencing 14th September 

 

This week we are looking at Mathletics. We are so proud of Logan for completing a task in Mathletics! If everyone could have a go and we will talk about it on Friday as a class. Each time you complete a number of tasks you will receive a certificate which we will print off and send home. 

 

Our topic pic we are looking at this week is 'The Rabbit who listened'. We will be learning about our class rabbit Jacob and be taking about what happens in the book. See if you can have a chat at home. 

 

If you have any worry or concerns please email me,

 

Mrs Lewis and Miss Aurelius 

Week beginning 7th September.

We have had a lovely start to our school year with all the children settling into school really well. Thank you all for helping to prepare your children when we couldn't have our usual starting school times and activities.

 

This Friday we will be having a very special assembly on our class screen, Mrs Watkins is telling us all about the kind and loving relationship between home and school and all the children will be bringing home a Millbrook teddy.

 

On Friday we will be sending a Mathletics login and password home with each child, tasks will be updated here weekly for the children to do. Each week I am going to update this page with a new job for them to have a go at. If you have any problems please let me know. This weeks job was about More or Less.

 

Breakfast Club - if you are interested please give us your child's name. It won't be running as it has done in the past but we are hoping for a more limited breakfast club which will be in classrooms. We will hopefully have further details shortly. 

 

If you have any worries or concerns please email me. 

 

 

Welcome to Oak Class!

We are so excited to see you next week in. This is what your class will look like when you start. If you need anything my email is jill.lewis@millbrookprimary.co.uk.

Mrs Lewis and Miss Aurelius

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