Good afternoon Reception Class. Thank you once again for all your fabulous pictures and emails about your learning. You are all fabulous. Pippa's Grandma very kindly posted her some knitted hats for her teddies so Pippa has taken the opportunity to write her a thank you letter. It's great, well done Pippa!
I hope you are all well and have managed to enjoy the glorious sunshine. I will be back again in the morning. See you soon and keep safe.
Good morning Reception Class. It was lovely to see pictures of all your hard work yesterday. I know learning from home is new for you but you but you really are all doing a fabulous job!
Olivia has been busy again completing her home learning. Well done!
Here are your challenges for today -
I have added activities to Mathseeds and Reading Eggs too!
You need number cards 1 to 12 and a pile of cubes or counters or raisins!
It can be 1 to 10 or 1 to 20 depending on how confident you child is with numbers above 10.
How to play
o Shuffle the cards and place them in a pile face down.
o Take a card off the top. Place it face up where you and the child can both see it. Say the number.
o Explain that you are now going to turn over another card.
o Before you do this, the child must say if they think the number you turn over will be higher or lower than the card you are both looking at.
o Once they have guessed, you turn over the next card.
o Discuss whether the card turned over is as they said it would be.
E.g. Tim guessed ‘higher’, but 4 is lower than 7. So Tim was wrong!
o If the child is right, they get a cube. If they are wrong, Mum gets a cube.
o Put both cards under the pile, face down. Take another card from the top and place it face up in the middle. Agree what number it is.
o Explain that you are about to turn over another card. Does the child want to guess ‘higher’ or ‘lower’ this time? Who gets a cube?
o Keep playing like this until one person has collected four cubes.
1. Discuss a letter from a story
Look at and discuss together the letter shown below from Dear Postman (read the story to your child first, if you have not shared it already).
2. Write a thank you letter
o Talk about the ticket. Why does the Postman deliver it? Can you imagine how Sam felt when he got the letter and ticket.
o How does it feel when someone is kind? Explain that saying thank you is very important and that a letter to say thank you can be a lovely way to show appreciation for help, kindness or a gift.
o Today you will write a thank you letter together, with your child writing some parts and you writing other parts with them dictating what to say.
a. Write a thank you letter from Sam to Postman, imagining that you are Sam and explaining why you are saying thank you, or
b. Write a real thank you letter to someone in your life who deserves a special letter thanking them.
Try these Fun-Time Extras
o Post your thank you letter or photograph it and send it digitally.
o Find different ways to thank people who help us, writing notes, letters, putting a poster in the window for delivery workers, etc.
o Imagine what letters your pets or toys would write if they could and to whom.
Choose an activity from the weekly overview.