Redlands Primary School

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Reception Class  FS2

FS2 Teacher:                           Ms Sharif                  Spring in Donnington Class

Teaching Assistants:             Miss Williams               Letter     Learning Grid
                                                 Mrs Malik
                                                 Mrs Ali


Family Support Worker:       Mrs Evans

Welcome to Donnington's page! 

Stories with Mrs Aslam

Please click on the links below -

https://vimeo.com/426401893/66199606f8

 

https://vimeo.com/416494058/474d02ff25

 

Donnington PE days are:

Wednesday - Outside PE

Friday - Inside PE

 

Reading morning - every Thursday morning.

Please come and hear your child read and change his/her book too!

Week 6   06.07.2020 

Hello lovely Donnington children and parents. I hope you are all well. Where has all the time gone? We only have two weeks until the end of the school year! I am sad that I have not seen you all but smile when I see your lovely faces in the photos your parents send to Learning books. Keep sending them in.

 

What can you do this week:

 

  • Make sure to watch a phonics lesson every morning from 10am. Follow the link below.
  • You can also engage in a daily maths lesson by White Rose. Follow the link below.
  • Listen to Mrs Aslam's assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Join in with the PE activities with Miss Adams
  • Log onto Oxford Owl tree or the Scholastic website and read a story of your choice.
  • For extra activities you can follow the links for BBC bitesize Maths, English and Science and links for maths games
  • Movement through song – Mini Maestros youtube.com/bmaestros
  • Try some mindfulnes activities - follow the link below
  • Try some fine motor activities – https://www.griffinot.com/developing-childrens-fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-with-kim-griffinot/
  • There are also other links you can follow to do other activities or games.
  • Make some artwork for the lockdown art project
  • Try some of the activities on Discovery education, Espresso - www.discoveryeducation.co.uk

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Literacy Activity

This week you can listen to and watch the story, ‘What the ladybird heard’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq_Pee53RpE

Now choose one or more activities from the following:

  • Draw a picture of your favourite farm animal
  • Draw a picture of all the animals and write the sound they make
  • Write a list of all the animals in the book – Remember to sound out the words
  • Draw a map to show how to get to the prize cow
  • Find the rhyming words on each pageMaths
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  • Listen to and join in with the song on doubles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDqbCfplYrg

 

  • Watch the Numberblocks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bot83VxMLqM

  • Doubles song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_-OAgzD-8

 

  • Write number sentences for doubles, eg, 1+1+2, 2+2+4. How far can you go? Can you count on to find the answer? ( keep one number in your head and add on the other number)

 

Topic

  • Paint or make your favourite animal in the story or make a farm scene.
  • Make some play dough and then make some farm animals with it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv73CEzY1jg

Go to the foundation stage on Discovery Education (Espresso) and do the daily challenge every day. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/home/foundation/index.html?source=espresso-home-mixedtopnav-menu    

Listen to the news on Discovery Education.

Do some singing and movement - youtube.com/bmaestros

I miss you all. Have a great week.

 

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Week 3   14.06.2020 

Hello lovely Donnington children and parents. I hope you are all well. How are you getting on with your learning? Thank you for sending in photos of your lovely work. If you haven’t sent any in please have a go this week. Have fun with this week’s activities.

What can you do this week:

  • Make sure to watch a phonics lesson every morning from 10am. Follow the link below.
  • You can also engage in a daily maths lesson by White Rose. Follow the link below.
  • Listen to Mrs Aslam's assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Join in with the PE activities with Miss Adams
  • Log onto Oxford Owl tree or the Scholastic website and read a story of your choice.
  • For extra activities you can follow the links for BBC bitesize Maths, English and Science and links for maths games
  • Movement through song – Mini Maestros com/bmaestros
  • Try some mindfulnes activities - follow the link below
  • Try some fine motor activities – https://www.griffinot.com/developing-childrens-fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-with-kim-griffinot/
  • There are also other links you can follow to do other activities or games.
  • Make some artwork for the lockdown art project
  • Try some of the activities on Discovery education, Espresso - discoveryeducation.co.uk

           Username      student4609     Password       Redlands

Literacy Activity

This week you can listen to and watch the story, ‘Barry the fish with fingers’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn1FBkrHNKg

 

Next can you choose one or more activities from the following:

  • Make, paint or draw Barry and Puffy
  • Retell the story in your own words – what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story?
  • What was your favourite part of the story? Write a sentence about it.
  • Make some bubbles? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg9nF8yXtww
  • Make a bubble wand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbpKN4TT-4
  • Write a list of the things you can use your fingers for, eg, writing, cutting, tapping.
  • Paint a picture using your fingers
  • Write a thank you letter from Puffy to Barry

 

Maths

  • Draw around both your hands and cut them out. Write your numbers 1 to 10 on each finger
  • Draw around both hands and cut them out. Continue to write the numbers 11 to 20 on each finger
  • Have a go at counting in 5’s and 10’s

 

Topic

Make a fish finger sandwich. If you don’t like fish fingers make a sandwich with your favourite filling.

Go to the foundation stage on Discovery Education (Espresso) and do the daily challenge every day. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/home/foundation/index.html?source=espresso-home-mixedtopnav-menu

Listen to the news on Discovery Education.

Have a go at the quiz that Miss Foster created

Do some singing and movement - youtube.com/bmaestros

I really do miss you all. Stay safe and be happy!

Week 2   08.06.2020 

Good morning lovely Donnington children and parents. How are you all? What has happened to the weather? We need to get our warm clothes out again! Have an amazing week and stay safe and happy. Remember to keep sending in photos of the fun you are having. Have fun with this week’s activities.

What can you do this week:

  • Make sure to watch a phonics lesson every morning from 10am. Follow the link below.
  • You can also engage in a daily maths lesson by White Rose. Follow the link below.
  • Listen to Mrs Aslam's assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Join in with the PE activities with Miss Adams
  • Log onto Oxford Owl tree or the Scholastic website and read a story of your choice.
  • For extra activities you can follow the links for BBC bitesize Maths, English and Science and links for maths games
  • Movement through song – Mini Maestros com/bmaestros
  • Try some mindfulnes activities - follow the link below
  • Try some fine motor activities – https://www.griffinot.com/developing-childrens-fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-with-kim-griffinot/
  • There are also other links you can follow to do other activities or games.
  • Make some artwork for the lockdown art project
  • Try some of the activities on Discovery education - discoveryeducation.co.uk

           Username      student4609     Password       Redlands

Literacy Activity

Listen to the news on Espresso (discovery education) about saving water.

This week we will watch the video ‘Under the sea’.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item1045246/gradef/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=under%20the%20sea

Tell your parents the names of the animals that live under the sea.

 

Next can you choose one or more activities from the following:

 

Maths

Try the ordering sea creatures activity

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item1054958/gradef/module1045246/index.html

  • Find 20 toys or objects and put them in a line and count them. How many do you have?
  • Draw a big number line from 0 to 20. You could do this outside on the floor. Make sure it is big enough so you can jump from number to number. Write subtraction number sentence, 5 take away 4 leaves. Take it in turns to jump backwards on the number line to find the answer. Start at 0 and jump 5 jumps, then jump back 4 steps, what number do you land on? Have a go with different number sentences. Can you solve the number problem in your head first? What happens to the number (quantity) when you take away? You can draw a smaller number line and use your finger to jump if you do not have a big space.

 

Topic

Go to the foundation stage on Discovery Education (Espresso) and do the daily challenge every day. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/home/foundation/index.html?source=espresso-home-mixedtopnav-menu

Listen to the news on Discovery Education.

Do some singing and movement - youtube.com/bmaestros

Go outside and set up an obstacle course or practise your throwing and catching skills.

Stay safe and be happy. I miss you all.

 

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Week 1   01.06.2020 

Hello lovely Donnington children and parents. I hope you had a lovely half term and really enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather we have had. I hope that you all got to rest and relax in the sun. So we are back for the final stretch to the finishing line!  I am missing you all cannot wait to see you when it is safe to do so. Until then stay safe and happy and keep sending in photos of the fun you are having. I love knowing what you are doing and seeing your lovely faces!

 

What you can do this week:

  • Make sure to watch a phonics lesson every morning from 10am. Follow the link below.
  • You can also engage in a daily maths lesson by White Rose. Follow the link below.
  • Listen to Mrs Aslam's assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Join in with the PE activities by Miss Adams
  • Log onto Oxford Owl tree or the Scholastic website and read a story of your choice.
  • For extra activities you can follow the links for BBC bitesize Maths, English and Science and links for maths games
  • Movement through song – Mini Maestros com/bmaestros
  • Try some mindfulnes activities - follow the link below
  • Try some fine motor activities – https://www.griffinot.com/developing-childrens-fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-with-kim-griffinot/
  • There are also other links you can follow to do other activities or games.
  • Make some artwork for the lockdown art project
  • Try some of the activities on Discovery education - discoveryeducation.co.uk

           Username      student4609     Password       Redlands

Literacy Activity

This week we will be listening to the news about turtles and tortoises. It was world turtle day on the 20th May. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/news/video/item1044602/gradef/index.html

After watching the video tell your parent where a turtle lives and where a tortoise lives. What the largest turtle is called.

Next can you choose one or more activities from the following:

  • Make, paint or draw a turtle or tortoise
  • Draw or paint two turtle shells with different patterns
  • Write some facts about turtles
  • Pretend you are a reporter and talk about the turtles
  • Draw and label a turtle

 

Maths

  • Find 20 toys or objects and put them in a line and count them
  • Draw a big number line from 0 to 20. You could do this outside on the floor. Make sure it is big enough so you can jump from number to number. Write an addition number sentence, 5 add 4 more. Take it in turns to jump on the number line to find the answer. Start at 0 and jump 5 jumps, then jump 4 more jumps, what number do you land on? Have a go with different number sentences. Can you solve the number problem in your head first? You can draw a smaller number line and use your finger to jump if you do not have a big space.

 

Topic

Go to the foundation stage on Discovery Education (Espresso) and do the daily challenge every day. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/home/foundation/index.html?source=espresso-home-mixedtopnav-menu

Listen to the news on Discovery Education.

Do some singing and movement - youtube.com/bmaestros

Paint, collage or draw a picture of a sunny day.

Go outside and set up an obstacle course or practise your throwing and catching skills.

Enjoy the lovely weather and have fun! Stay safe.

 

Week 5     18.05.2020 

Good morning you amazing Donnington children. I hope are well and staying safe. This week is going to be a sunny week so make sure you get out and enjoy the sun safely.

Thank you for sending photos of your fantastic work to your Learning books. I loved looking at your smiling faces and your brilliant work.

I hope you saw my message to you on learning books. Thank you for sending me messages back.

It will be Eid this weekend so ‘Eid Mubarak’ to everyone that will be celebrating. I hope you will have great day and I know this Eid will be a very different one.

Have a great week. 

What can you do this week:

  • Make sure to watch a phonics lesson every morning from 10am. Follow the link below.
  • You can also engage in a daily maths lesson by White Rose. Follow the link below.
  • Listen to Mrs Aslam's assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Log onto Oxford Owl tree and read a story of your choice.
  • For extra activities you can follow the links for BBC bitesize Maths, English and Science and links for maths games.
  • Try some mindfulnes activities - follow the link below
  • There are also other links you can follow to do other activities or games.
  • Try some of the activities on Discovery education - discoveryeducation.co.uk

           Username      student4609     Password       Redlands

Literacy Activity

This week we will be listening to the story of ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’ by Eric Carle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH6UIYCRmAE

After watching the video tell your parent why you think the ladybird was angry at the beginning of the story. What happened at the end of the story? What kind of mood was the ladybird in at the end? What makes you angry? Can you remember the animals the lady bird met on his way?

Next can you choose one or more activities from the following:

  • Make, paint or draw a ladybird
  • Make paint or draw the different animals the ladybird met
  • Retell the story in your own words
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and write a sentence to go with it.
  • Draw a story map showing what happens in the story from the beginning to the end.
  • Write your own story of a caterpillar or butterfly.

 

Maths

  • Draw a big clock – draw a big circle and write the numbers from 1 to 12. Have a look at a clock to help you write the numbers in the right place
  • Look at a clock and tell your mum or dad when it is O’clock time – the big hand is on the 12 and the short hand is on the number, if it’s on the 9 then it is 9 O’clock. Listen to the time song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eGkW3JnthI
  • Play ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’
  • Find out what time you get up, have breakfast, lunch, dinner and what time you go to bed
  • Draw a big ladybird – get some buttons or cut out some black circles. Put some on one side of the ladybird and some on the other side. How many spots altogether. Can you say the number sentence? 5 add 4 makes 9. Can you put a double number on? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9YQ4phTB0E How many altogether? 5 add 5 makes 10. Have a go at writing number sentences

Topic

Design and make an Eid card for a friend of family member and post it.

Talk about things that make you angry and why. What makes you happy and why. Draw a picture of something that makes you happy.

Mindfulness activity – choose one from the list in the link below.

Have a fantastic week and enjoy your learning! Make sure you send me pictures of what you have been doing. I look forward to seeing them.

I miss you all. Stay happy and safe and I will see you soon.

 

 

Week 4     11.05.2020 

Good morning lovely Donnington children. I hope are well and staying safe. I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the sun safely.

Did you enjoy the activities last week? Thank you for sending photos of your work to your Learning books.

I received a letter this week from Harry in my class. It was such a lovely surprise and really made my day. It has been such a long time since I got such a lovely letter. So a very big thank you to you Harry. Harry’s letter gave me the idea – have a go at writing a letter to a friend or family member or even to me! Then take a photo of it and send it to learning books.  

Parents! Look out for an alert on your phone from Learning books. I will be sending a message to your child for him/her to watch. Please reply with a message back (videos will not be accepted) so I know you have seen it. Thank you. 

What can you do this week:

  • Make sure to watch a phonics lesson every morning from 10am. Follow the link below.
  • You can also engage in a daily maths lesson by White Rose. Follow the link below.
  • Listen to Mrs Aslam's assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Log onto Oxford Owl tree and read a story of your choice.
  • For extra activities you can follow the links for BBC bitesize Maths, English and Science and links for maths games.
  • Try some mindfulnes activities - follow the link below
  • There are also other links you can follow to do other activities or games.
  • Try some of the activities on Discovery education - discoveryeducation.co.uk

           Username      student4609     Password       Redlands

Literacy Activity

This week we will be listening to the story of ‘The very hungry caterpillar’. Have a go at some of the activities and most of all have fun doing them.

 

Watch the video of the story of 'The very caterpillar’.

 

 

After watching the video tell your parent what happened to the caterpillar at the end of the story. What did he change into? What was your favourite part of the story? What did the caterpillar eat every day?

Next can you choose one or more activities from the following:

  • Make, paint or draw a caterpillar and a butterfly
  • Paint or draw the different foods the caterpillar ate
  • Retell the story in your own words
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and write a sentence to go with it.
  • Draw and label the food the caterpillar eats.
  • Draw and label a caterpillar and a butterfly
  • Draw a story map showing what happens in the story from the beginning to the end.
  • Write your own story of a caterpillar or butterfly.

 

Maths

 

  • Make a caterpillar with objects from your house. You could use buttons, egg cartons, lego or anything else you can find. How long can you make your caterpillar? Can you make a repeating pattern caterpillar?
  • Draw a caterpillar with 20 circles and write a number in each circle staring with number 1 to 20
  • Make 3 caterpillars of different lengths and put them in order from shortest to longest
  • Make or draw a butterfly and decorate its wings so that both sides have the same pattern. This is called a symmetrical pattern
  • Find things in your house that are symmetrical – both sides have to be the same when you draw a line down the middle of your shape or object– (your face, body, the outside of your house, your window, pair of curtains, chest of drawers, bed or your toys)
  • Make a symmetrical pattern or model with your lego or other construction toys

 

Topic

Draw, paint, collage or make a life cycle of a butterfly. Take a picture of it and upload it to Learning Books.

Mindfulness activity – choose one from the list in the link below.

Have a fantastic week and enjoy your learning! Make sure you send me pictures of what you have been doing. I look forward to seeing them.

I miss you all. Stay safe and happy.

 

Autumn Walk at the university!

We went on our Autumn walk to look for the signs of Autumn. 

We saw lots of leaves that had changed colour to red, yellow, orange and brown. We even saw leaves falling off the trees above our heads!

Squirrels were also spotted and we had to be very quiet in case we scared them. 

We collected hundreds of leaves and made a huge pile which we then jumped into. We also threw the leaves into the air and watched them fall on our heads!

Running around in the open space felt amazing!

What signs of Autumn have you observed?

Happy Diwali!

We have been thinking about Diwali and what happens during this celebration. It is celebrated by the Hindus and Sikhs and it celebrates the triumph of good over evel, light over darkness. 

In class we made clay divas and then decorated them with bright coloured paint and shiny glitter. They look amazing!

We also did some bangra dancing and listened to Indian music. We also made Rangoli patterns.

A Very Warm Welcome to our new Donnington Children and Parents!

Our first week in Donnington Class

We have had an amazing first week! We have been getting used to the class rules and routines, making friends and learning new names!

We have snack time in the morning where we bring in our own fruit and vegetables and sit with our friends to eat them.

We also had our first hot school meals and it was so much fun taking our trays and choosing our meal! We are becoming so independent! Some of us brought in our own packed lunches which we ate in the canteen with the other children,

Playtimes and lunch times are spent in the big playground with the other children. We are making lots more friends and learning the names of all the other adults too.

 

We have been so busy each day, exploring the different areas in our classroom and trying out the different activities that are available there. We know that this time is extremely valuable as we learn through play!  Have a look at some of the exploring and learning we have been doing.