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Monday 1st June

 

Good morning Year R

 

Did you see that the Space launch went ahead on Saturday?  It was amazing to watch.

 

This week there is a new pack based upon one of my favourite stories Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.  We have this book in our book corner so you may have seen it before.  It doesn’t matter if you do not have the book at home as there are versions you can watch on YouTube.  If you choose to use the pack you will listen to part of the story each day, talk about it and possibly do some activities.  The first session involves looking at a map in the pack and watching a penguin clip.  I have suggested making a paper plate penguin at a creative task.  I love this story and the activities are really fun so I hope you enjoy them.

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Friday 29th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

Happy Friday!  Did you manage to try something new from the 'things you can do before you are 6' list?  Are you proud of yourself for trying something new?  I'm proud of you!  If you haven't had a chance ask a grown up to help you look at the list and see if there is something new you can do. 

 

Unfortunately the Space launch I mentioned wasn't able to go ahead due to thunderstorms.  They hope to launch on Saturday, maybe a grown up can check if it happens this time and show you a clip if it does. 

 

It has been lovely to see that some of you have been reading online this week.  If you fancy listening to something new Julia Donaldson shared 'The Go-Away Bird' on The Gruffalo Facebook page yesterday.  I haven't read this one, I wonder what it is about?  Last week she shared 'The Everywhere Bear'.  I only read this recently but it has definitely become one of my favourites.  You may wish to listen to this one as well. 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday 28th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

How are you today?  I found a list of 'things to do before you are 6'.  Some things on the list do involve travelling or seasonal activities that would not be possible but there are some things on the list that could be done at home.  Maybe an adult could look through the list and choose a few things that are possible that you have never done before and you could choose one and do something new today.  I liked the look of build an indoor den, learn to play hopscotch, stay up late to look up the stars with a night time picnic and talk like a pirate for a day.  Maybe you could do one of these or you might do something different.  Have fun and enjoy your new experiences.

 

If have done anything active this week and would like to be in the next newsletter please send the photo today to keepactive@stpeterseg.co.uk It is wonderful to see the amazing things you have been doing.

Wednesday 27th May

 

Buongiorno Year R, this means Good morning in Italian.  Can you say Buongiorno to someone today?

 

Did you know that the National Oak Academy has some half term activities?  They are aimed at Primary and/or Secondary rather than specifically for Year R.  There are some that look like fun, including leaf animals, teeny tiny twig rafts and slimy states.  If need some activity ideas it may be worth having a look.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club/overview

 

I saw on television that a spacecraft with astronauts is due to due to launch from Florida today.  It isn't due to launch until after you will all be asleep but if it does go ahead perhaps a grown up can find a clip for you to watch tomorrow.  Seeing a spacecraft launch is an amazing sight.  When I was about eleven I was lucky enough to go on holiday to Florida and I remember seeing, hearing and feeling a spacecraft launch.  It was spectacular even through I was quite a long way away. 

Tuesday 26th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine this weekend.  It was lovely to speak to most parents and to some of you on Friday and to hear your news.  It was wonderful to hear about accomplishments like learning to ride a bike and becoming interested in drawing and to hear proud parents talk about how reading or maths have progressed.  One family talked about taking part in the Rob Biddulph world record attempt.  The child chose to colour their whale red because red is their favourite colour.  I think it is  a fantastic red whale! 

 

 

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Friday 22nd May

 

Good morning Year R

 

It's Friday today, the day we come together and celebrate.  This week I have been at school with the key worker children and  I have been really impressed with how they have tried their best at the Virtual Games challenges even though they were tricky this week.  Many of them kept on trying and managed to improve their scores.  Is there anything you have got better at this week?  If you have well done!

 

Did any of you take part in the Rob Biddulph world record attempt?  I had a look to see what he drew, it wasn't a panda, it was a whale.  I wasn't able to take part but I had a go at one of his other challenges.  Have you drawn this one?  Can you tell what my drawing is? 

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Have a lovely weekend!  Monday is a bank holiday so my next message will be on Tuesday.  Next week is half term, a time to relax and have fun so there won't be daily timetables.  If you would like to look at some possible activities you can find them under the orange spiral on the home learning page. 

Thursday 21st May

 

Good morning Year R

 

Yesterday I asked if you could remember in which language hola means hello, it was Spanish.  Also what do you need to stop you getting sunburn in the hot sun?  Sun cream and a hat.

 

Today at 4pm is the live Rob Biddulph drawing session.  If you would like to take part in the world record attempt please register at:

 

https://www.artworldrecords.com/?utm_campaign=32393fb4-af32-4531-8701-5e240bb54dfb&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=26ac3ee8-b43e-4d7e-95dc-44543cb2155c

 

The livestream event will take place on Rob's YouTube channel.  I wonder what he will draw.  I think it might be an animal, maybe a panda.  What do you think he will draw today?  If you are able to take part, I hope you have fun.  I have seen some of your Rob Biddulph drawings and they are wonderful so I am sure this one will be too.

Wednesday 20th May

 

Hola Year R,

 

Can you remember which language hola is?  It means hello. 

 

I have just realised I made a mistake with the date yesterday, I am sorry about that, I have corrected it.  Yesterday was the 19th (not the 18th) and today is the 20th.  Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, even grown ups!  I need to sing the days of the week song and do the calendar!  Have you got a way you can keep track of the day and date at home?  Can you look on a phone or a paper calendar?  Perhaps you have an Alexa or something similar and you can ask it? Maybe there is a different way you keep track.

 

It is meant to be very warm and sunny today.  If you go outside, what do you need to make sure you don't get sunburn?  Is there anything else you can do so you don't get too hot?  I hope you enjoy the sunshine!  

Tuesday 19th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

This week is the gym and fitness challenge in the Virtual Sussex School Games.

 

Were you able to have a go at the wall sit yesterday?  The second challenge is the stork stand.  These two challenges are quite tricky for 4 and 5 year olds.  It doesn’t matter if you can’t do it the first time, have go, try your best and both myself and the grown-ups at home will be proud of you.  If you are able to have a go each day you may find it a bit easier each time you try.

 

Mrs Harrington has put all of the information on https://www.stpeterseastgrinstead.co.uk/pe-and-sport/

 

If you are able to take part please remember to submit your scores by midday on Friday to https://www.activesussex.org/scorecard/

 

It was wonderful to see one of you in the latest Keep Active newsletter.  If you would like to be in this week’s newsletter please send photos to keepactive@stpeterseg.co.uk  It doesn't just have to be Virtual Games challenges it can be any physical activity.

Monday 18th May

 

Guten Morgen , this means Good morning in German.  Perhaps you could try saying Guten Morgen to someone today. 

 

I hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed the lovely sunshine.   Below are some lovely pictures that you could print or use as ideas to draw and send to someone you haven't seen for a while.  I thought I would tell you five things I love about Year R.

 

1. Year R love singing and that makes me happy!

2. Someone in Year R always has something interesting to say. 

3. If there is a problem someone in Year R always has an idea about how we can fix it.

4.  If someone is sad a friend in the class will always try to make them feel better without needing to be asked to.

5.  Everyone in Year R is amazing!

 

If you would like to print the images they can be found at  https://www.royalmail.com/sending/sendaletter/how-to

 

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Friday 15th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

How are you today?  Were you able to work out what my magical potion was yesterday?  It was jelly!  I haven't eaten jelly in a very long time, it turns out I like it!  Do you like jelly?

 

It is wonderful to see how many of you are reading online on https://my.risingstars-uk.com On Monday this week, the highest number of you so far read online which was brilliant.  Please remember to mark books as finished as this way I can easily see if you need more.  It is good to read books more than once, you could try reading one a couple of days later and see if it is easier to read.  Please do keep reading.  I wonder which book you have enjoyed most so far? 

 

Do you remember me telling you about Julia Donaldson reading, often singing and sometimes the illustrator drawing on her Facebook page, The Gruffalo every Thursday?  Yesterday she read The Detective Dog.  If you would like to listen you can find it on The Gruffalo Facebook page.

 

Parents, I have changed how the time tables and documents for each day are displayed.  For next week please click on the red spiral on the home learning page and then you will find a star for each day with everything you need.  Hopefully this is a little easier as you won't need to scroll as much.  I will add a new spiral for each new week. 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday 14th May

 

Good morning Year R     

 

How you have been getting on with this week's Sussex Virtual Games football challenges?  It would be lovely to see some photos in the newsletter, please send them to keepactive@stpeterseg.co.uk and remember to submit your scores on https://www.activesussex.org/scorecard/  by midday Friday.  If you haven't had a go yet it isn't to late, please take a look and join in if you can.

 

Today's creative challenge is linked to Mavis the Magical Cat, it is to make a magical potion.  I have had a go.  Can you tell what it is and how I made it?  Can you describe the changes?  What do you think my 'spiders' are?  I will give you a clue, they are not real spiders and they can be eaten.  Maybe you can have a go at making a magical potion, you can do this even if you have not done any Mavis the Magical Cat activities.

Wednesday 13th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

Today is National Numeracy Day, do you know what numeracy is?  It's Maths!  The suggested Maths learning this week is based on Numberblocks, have a look if you haven't had a chance yet.  If you would like another numeracy challenge I have posted a photo below of a fun game you can play drawing parts of a beetle depending what number you roll on a dice.  You may also like to try this online game where you can choose to order or sequence as well as the number range.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

Here is my Superhero Bear, can you tell what my theme is?  I hope you enjoyed drawing your bears yesterday.

 

I know many of you really enjoy the Rob Biddulph drawing challenges, next week on the 21st May he is running a world record attempt for the biggest online art class.  If you would like to take part here is the link for more information and to register.

 

https://www.artworldrecords.com/?utm_campaign=32393fb4-af32-4531-8701-5e240bb54dfb&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=26ac3ee8-b43e-4d7e-95dc-44543cb2155c

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Tuesday 12th May

 

Good morning Year R 

 

I have another Rob Biddulph drawing challenge for you today, drawing a Superhero Bear.  I will be having a go and posting my drawing tomorrow.  Think about what superpowers your bear might have.  Maybe they could fly, become invisible, run really fast or turn things into chocolate.

 

This week the sport in the Sussex Virtual School Games is football which I know lots of you enjoy.  Please find information about the four different challenges on the school website under News and Events, then PE and Sport.  If possible try to have a go at the challenges more than once, you may be able to get improve if you try more than once.

 

Remember to enter your scores by midday on Friday 15th May.  The link is below.

 

https://www.activesussex.org/scorecard/ 

 

If you would like to appear in the next Keep Active Newsletter please e-mail photos to keepactive@stpeterseg.co.uk

 

You may find these scorecards helpful.

Monday 11th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the VE Day celebrations.  I was lucky enough to see the Spitfire fly over, did you see it?  Mrs Parkes made some wonderful looking cupcakes.

 

Mrs Parkes has written a message for you today:

 

Hi everyone,  hope you are staying safe and well and enjoying the activities Miss Coster has set. I have been home schooling my son who is in Year 10. Its very different to Reception class. When we have finished school work we have been playing games, My favourite has been Guess who. I have also been baking, making cakes and biscuits. I hope you are having fun with your families. Keep smiling and I can't wait to hear all your stories.    Mrs Parkes

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Thursday 7th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

Today's activities are connected to tomorrow, Friday because it is a special day.  It is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  The war had ended so there was a special celebration, VE Day.  There are lots of different suggestions you may wish to try.  I hope you find something you enjoy.

 

Mrs Parkes has made some bunting out of an old duvet and string and has decorated her garden.  Isn't it lovely?  She is going to make some cupcakes with red, white and blue icing.  I have a big Union Jack flag I am going to put outside and I am going to try and make something like the photo below out of fruit.

 

Around 3pm on Friday a Spitfire is due to fly over Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead so if you live nearby you may be able to see and hear it from your windows or gardens.  Perhaps you will see some flags or other decorations near where you live.

 

As Friday is a Bank Holiday I won't post a message and there isn't a timetable but I look forward to catching up on Monday.  Enjoy VE Day and the weekend!

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Wednesday 6th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

Did you draw your a monkey yesterday after watching Rob Biddulph draw his?  A photo of my monkey is below.  What do you think?

 

Today your creative challenge is linked to Mavis the Magical Cat, can you take a toy on an adventure?  You could take it to different places around your home.  Perhaps you could take photos.

 

Parents, I have put a link below to a free eBook to help children learn that it's okay to worry about Coronavirus.  I really like the bright illustrations throughout and the positive messages on the last few pages of the story.  Please have a look and if you think it may help share it with your child.

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Tuesday 5th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

It is a new week so there is a new Sussex Virtual Games Challenge .  This week it is tennis, just like last week you do not have to have tennis rackets and balls to take part.  The details of all four challenges can be found on the school website under News and Events then PE and Sport.  Remember to submit your best scores to https://www.activesussex.org/scorecard/  by midday on Friday.

 

It was wonderful to see some of you taking part in the Sussex Virtual Games and keeping active in other ways in last week's Keep Active Newsletter.  If you would like to be in this week's Newsletter please send photos to keepactive@stpeterseg.co.uk

 

Today I also have another Rob Biddulph drawing challenge for you.  This week it is a monkey.  I am going to have a go today and I will post a photo of my drawing tomorrow.  I wonder if your monkey will be similar or different?

Monday 4th May

 

Good morning Year R

 

I hope you had a good weekend.  It was lovely that the sun came out again!  I have added something different to your home learning this week, a story called Mavis the Magical Cat and lots of different activities connected to the story.  Each day I will suggest different activities.  I wonder what Mavis can do that makes her magical?

 

Parents, please don't worry about the long document, we will work through it gradually.  All activities are suggestions and it is absolutely fine if you do something else instead.

 

It is wonderful to see that more of you have begun reading the online Rising Stars Phonics books and that lots of you are reading online regularly.  Thank you very much for this.  If you haven't looked yet please do have a look at  https://my.risingstars-uk.com The login details were sent out at the beginning of April.  Please keep reading if you can.  Please mark books you have read as finished.  I check daily and will assign more books if you have two or less unread books.  I am aware there was a problem viewing two particular books last week.  This has been resolved so you should now be able to enjoy all of the books.

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Friday 1st May

 

Good morning Year R,

 

Wow today is the first day of May.  If we were at school together that would mean we would be changing the month on our calendar.  I cannot believe we are in a new month.  As it is the first day of the month which number would we put on the calendar? 

 

If you haven't sung the days of the week song in a while you could take this opportunity to sing it.  It is Friday which is the day we come together and celebrate.  What have you done this week that you are proud of?  Maybe you have learnt something new, made something fantastic or have been kind or helpful.  I am sure you have done something amazing and I am giving you a clap. 

 

As today is Friday it means tomorrow is Saturday which is the weekend.  I hope you enjoy your weekend!

 

Thursday 30th April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

Do you recognise the gentleman in the photo below?  It is Captain Tom Moore and today it is his birthday.  He is 100!  He challenged himself to walk up and down his garden 100 times and has raised lots and lots of money for the NHS, over £29 million and the amount is still increasing.  Happy Birthday!  A lot of people would like to thank Captain Tom Moore.  Can you remember to say thank you to someone that does something for you today?

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Marvin has been busy looking for things beginning with h today.  Can you find the same things or perhaps you can find something different?
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Wednesday 29th April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

I know lots of you enjoyed drawing Eugene the Owl last week so I have suggested another drawing challenge for today.  I have had a go.  What do you think of my peacock?  I hope you have lots of fun if you try this activity.

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I would like to remind you about the Virtual Sussex School Games.  The challenge for this week is hockey but you can still take part even without a hockey stick.  Suggested adaptions are a cricket bat, tennis racket, umbrella or any other suitable object.  If you can please do take part.  I have put a link to the website so you can see the challenges and adaptations. Remember to submit your score on their website by midday on Friday 1st May. 

 

If you take any photos of this or any other physical activities and would like them to be in the next Active Newsletter please e-mail them to keepactive@stpeterseg.co.uk It was wonderful to see so many of you in the last newsletter. 

Tuesday 28th April

 

Good morning Year R

 

I have attached a photo of two of the natural objects I found for today's maths challenge.  What is the same and what is different?  They are both flowers so that is the same.  One is a dandelion and one is a daisy so that is different.  The flower on the dandelion is open and on the daisy it is closed so that is different.

 

I also had a go at making a toy out of natural items.  Can you work out who I made?  His name begins with M.  It's Marvin!

 

If it is too wet to find natural objects outside you could always use items you can find inside if you are abel to do the challenges.

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Monday 27th April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and the sunshine.  Marvin found something beginning with e.  I had a go at the rainbow matching challenge and managed to find something for most colours.  I couldn't find anything orange in my garden.  I wonder if you can and if you can find more than one thing for each colour.

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I have added some new star buttons under the home learning tab.  You will find some ideas and activities to help your child with Phonics particularly writing and some extra maths challenges.  As with every suggested activity they are optional so please do not feel you have to do them.  I hope they are useful.

Friday 24th April

 

Good morning Year R

 

It's Friday, the day of the week we celebrate.  Is there something you have done this week you are really proud of?  Maybe is was something you have learnt or something you have made?  Perhaps you were kind or helpful?  Remember to say well done or thank you to the people around you.

 

As you know I love reading.  It has been wonderful to see how many of you have been logging on and reading Phonics books online.  If you haven't had a look yet please go to  https://my.risingstars-uk.com and enter the login details sent out via Parent Coms at the beginning of April.  When you read a book remember to mark it as finished.  I regularly add new ones when I see you have marked books as finished.  If you can try to read for 10 minutes every day.

 

Yesterday Julia Donaldson posted a new video on her Facebook page, The Gruffalo.  She sang a song featuring Stickman with her husband Malcolm.  I think this is my favourite Julia Donaldson story.  If you watch to the end there is a great video about making a garden for Stickman.  Perhaps you could make a garden for Stickman? 

 

Marvin looked for items featuring ck.  Can you remember where the sound will be?  Will it be the beginning, middle or end?

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Thursday 23rd April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

Today is St. George's Day so most of your suggested activities are linked to dragons.

 

West Sussex Scouts have asked any Scouts which include Beavers, Rainbows and Brownies to wear their uniforms during tonight's Clap for Carers so you may see some older children wearing them if you join in tonight.

 

A dragon friend helped Marvin look for things beginning with c.  They found a candle and my cat!

 

Remember to send your active photos to keepactive@stpeterseg.co.uk if you would like them to be included in the next newsletter.  It was wonderful to see some of you in last week's newsletter.

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Wednesday 22nd April

 

Good morning Year R

 

Marvin had a look around the house for k things.  Can you see what he found?  I wonder what you will find today.

 

Some of the activities today are connected to something lots of you like.  SPACE and one of my favourite books.  I hope you enjoy them.

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Tuesday 21st April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

Did you try to guess the monkey's name?  His name is Marvin.  Marvin found it hard to find things beginning with o but has managed to find a colour beginning with o.  I wonder what you will find.

 

The creative challenge today is drawing an owl.  I had a go.  It was lots of fun.  What do you think?  If you are able to have a go I am sure your owl will be amazing.

 

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Monday 20th April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

It is the first day of a new term so I will be posting a timetable and suggested activities for each weekday.  You can find them under home learning. They are suggestions to be followed if you wish.

 

I am missing Jeffery the Giraffe at school so I have found a friend to help me find items around the house in Phonics.  He is a monkey and his name begins with M.  Can you guess what it is?  I will let you know tomorrow.  He has found something beginning with g.  Can you find the same things or some other things?

 

There is a shape challenge in maths today  I have posted a photo of a page from a great book, Walter's Wonderful Web.  Which shapes can you spot?  How many of each?

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Friday 17th April

 

Good morning Year R

 

How are you today?  I have a challenge for you, can you do something to make someone smile?  I made a thank you picture for the recycling collectors and put it on my recycling bin.  It made the gentleman that collected it smile.  Perhaps you could make a picture for someone you haven't seen for a while or for someone to say thank you.

 

I am sure you can make your own amazing pictures but if you prefer to colour I have attached the posters I used below.

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Thursday 16th April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

One of the things we really enjoy at school is listening to a story.  I cannot wait to be able to read to you but in the mean time I have found a lovely Easter story for you to listen to.  I have put a link below to a story on the BBC iPlayer.  I think the bunny looks  a bit like The Twitches in the Stevie story.  What do you think?

I have been so pleased to see that lots of you have logged on and have been reading the online phonics books.  I have added two new ones this week.  Which has been your favourite so far?  Remember to mark ones you have read as finished so I can see you have read them. You can read them again by going to the 'Books I have read' tab.

 

If you haven't had read one yet please take a look, you will find a few different books.  You can choose one you like the look of to read first.  Go to https://my.risingstars-uk.com and enter the login details you have been sent. 

Wednesday 15th April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

An important and fun thing to do is to keep active.  There are so any different ways you can do this even if you are inside and we would love to see how you are doing this.  You can send photos to keepactive@stpeterseg.co.uk to be included in the next newsletter which will be sent out this Friday.  It would be great to keep a record of all of your activities in the active diary posted below.

 

If you need some ideas you can look at weblinks under the Keep Active tab on the Year R homepage.  As you may know I am a big Strictly fan so I have been keeping active by doing some of Oti Mabuse's dance classes on YouTube.  My favourite one has been The Greatest Showman.  I was excited to hear that there is a new Strictly dance everyone can join in with.  The first part was posted last night and I have posted a link below in case you would like to have a go.  I really enjoyed the air guitar!

 

I have also posted one of your favourites, yoga disco bunny bounce.  Keep bouncing!

Cosmic Kids Yoga Disco | Bunny Bounce!

Tuesday 14th April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

I hope you had a good Easter.  I thought I would share an Easter craft with you that Mrs Parkes made.

If you would like to make it you need paper, paint and a cardboard roll.  If you do not have paint I think could be made drawing lines with felt tip pens.  Draw an out line of a chick in pencil.  Cut the roll in half and use the longer half to print the body of the chick.  Cut the other half into a smaller piece and use that to print the head.  Add a beak, feet and an eye.  You will then have a fantastic chick!

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Thursday 9th April

 

Hello Year R,

 

One of the things I really enjoy is reading.  I like chapter books and picture books.  There are lots of ways you can continue sharing books.

 

You can read Phonics books online by going to https://my.risingstars-uk.com and entering your login details.  I have added five books so far and I will continue to add more.  I hope you have enjoyed reading them.  If you have read a book please mark it as finished.  You will still be able to read it again by clicking on the 'Books I have read' tab.  If you haven't had a look yet please do as this is a great way to keep reading. 

 

One of my favourite authors is Julia Donaldson.  She has written The Gruffalo, Room on a Broom, Zog and many, many more.  Seven of her books are currently available as animated films on BBC iPlayer.  I haven't seen The Highway Rat so I am planning to watch it this weekend.  Last week she posted a great version of A Squash and a Squeeze with singing and puppets.  She is sharing another story today on her Facebook page called The Gruffalo.  I wonder if she will sing this time?

Wednesday 8th April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

Last week I posted a photo of the grass we had planted and asked if you knew what it was going to be.  Mrs Parkes turned it into an Easter Garden.  The flowers were all from our school grounds.  Isn't it beautiful?  The grass had grown so much it needed a cut!  Did you guess correctly?

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Have you spotted that I have added some World Book Day photos on our main Year R page?  What were all of your friends dressed as?

Tuesday 7th April

 

Kon'nichiwa Year R, (Hello in Japanese)

 

In Year R we love to sing so I thought I would put a link to some songs you can sing at home.  Singing makes me happy, hopefully listening to and singing these upbeat songs will make you feel happy too.

 

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

 

They have added songs each week and are currently on Week 3.  I think the children will really enjoy 'The Easter Egg trail' (Week 3) and 'Clap Hands! Stamp Feet!' (Week 2).  Movements can be added to both to keep active.  I can picture the children looking particularly happy, grumpy and sleepy in 'Clap Hands! Stamp Feet!' I also really like 'Together' and 'Living and Learning' from Week 1.  You may prefer other songs.  Listen to as many as you can and try learning the ones you like.  Which one is your favourite?

 

The songs are free and available for the duration of school closures.

Monday 6th April

 

Good morning Year R,

 

I hope had a good weekend.  I have been keeping in touch with my family and friends by phone.  I have been Facetiming my nephew, sometimes reading him a bedtime story.  Have you used Facetime, Skype or another way of seeing your friends or family?

 

I found this great activity on abcdoes.com/home-learning where you can use photos and play with your friends and family.  Although it suggests laminating photos this isn't essential.  If you do not have a printer you could draw your friends or family.

 

I have put some suggestions for Easter activities as well as a possible timetable under the Home Learning tab.

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Friday 3rd April

 

Last night many people in the country clapped for the second time to thank everyone who is helping.  THANK YOU!  Did you join in or hear?

 

As it is Friday the day we come together and celebrate at school try to think of something to say well done for to everyone you speak to.  You could also give them a clap.

 

Mrs Parkes has spent time experimenting trying to grow a rainbow.

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Perhaps you can try this at home.  Can you grow a rainbow?

Thursday 2nd April

 

Good morning Year R

 

I have been thinking about how much I am missing you all telling me what you have been doing and what you think about everything.  I hope you have been enjoying the activities you have done and I cannot wait to hear all of your news when we see each other again. 

 

A challenge for you today is to speak to someone on the phone you don't see every day and tell them what you have been doing, this could be someone in your family or a friend.

 

If your parents are happy to send photos of the ways you have been keeping active they can send them to keepactive@stpeterseg.co.uk where they can be included in our weekly physical activity newsletter for all the children in the school.

 

I spotted something beginning with 'n'. What did you find?

 

These are some photos of the shop I made for the maths challenge today.  I wonder what you might choose to buy if you make a shop at home.

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Wednesday 1st April

 

Good morning Year R

 

It is a new month.  I have posted a photo of our calendar below.  You can use it to talk about the day, date, month, year, weather and season.

 

I have added a photo of the phonics challenge game.

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Today's play challenge is a memory game.  Look at the first photo.  In the second photo I have taken one thing away.  Can you work out which object is missing?  In the third photo I have moved the objects around and taken a different thing away.  Can you work out what is missing now?  I hope you have fun playing this at home.

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I spotted these items beginning with 'i'. What did you spot?

 

Mrs Parkes had a go at the farm animal drawing challenge. She did a great job.

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Tuesday 31st March

 

Bonjour Year R,

 

Sometimes when we do the register we say hello in different languages.  Today I have chosen French.  Can you say bonjour to anyone you speak to today?  You could begin your day by working out what day it is by singing the days of the week song.  It is to the tune of 'the Adams Family'. Yesterday was Monday, what day is it today?  Today is the last day of March, do you know which month it will be tomorrow?

 

I spotted these 'p' things.  What did you spot?

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Monday 30th March

 

Good morning Year R

 

I cannot believe the many different kinds of weather yesterday.  I saw sun, hail, rain and sleet as well as wind.

 

If you scroll down to Friday I have posted a photo of the mystery shadows.  Did you guess correctly?

 

I thought you might like to look at this photo of the grass we planted.  Look how much it has grown!  Later this week I will tell you what we were going to turn it into.  I will give you a clue, it is connected to Easter and the plant pot is a cave.  Perhaps parents or older siblings may be able to give you some ideas.

 

I have posted some photos of objects beginning with t I spotted.  Did you spot the same things in your house or did you find different things?

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Friday 27th March 2020

 

Good morning Year R

 

On Fridays we have celebration assembly.  Take some time today to say well done and thank you to anyone in your family who has done something for you, been kind or done something amazing.  You could give them a round of applause (clapping).  I am proud of you if you have tried your best at everything you have done this week and I am giving you a round of applause.

 

There are a lot of people working very hard to look after other people at the moment and they definitely need a big thank you.  You could draw a picture and stick it in your window to say thank you to the nurses, doctors and all of the other carers (as well as other individuals) who are doing amazing work.  You may have heard clapping last night.  It was the 'clap for carers' to say thank you.

 

Here are some photos of a things I spotted in my house and as promised a picture made from things found outside, it’s a monster!  Thank you to the child that made it.

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The creative challenge for today is shadow drawing.  I have seen some great ones where you keep the toy in exactly the same place and draw around it at different times throughout the day.  Can you predict what might happen?     

 

Can you work out what the toys are in the second photo?  They are NOT dinosaurs in the second photo.  I know the first toy is tricky so I will give you a clue.  It kept moving so I had to swap it for a different one that didn’t roll away.  I will post a photo and the answers on Monday. It was a car and an elephant.

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