Pontesford Hill

Room 4’s bubble had a great time walking around the hill today, and there was absolutely no moaning from any of the children! They were troopers. What a lovely way to spend the second to last day of term!

Thank you!

To all my lovely Room 4 parents,

 

I just want to say a huge heartfelt thank you to you all for so many things.

Thank you for choosing me to be the first teacher for your wonderful children. They are all absolute superstars, I love them and will miss them all a lot. I’m so lucky to work in Reception where I can see such huge progress in all their abilities. That first day seems like such a long time ago now and they all seem so much more grown up!

Thank you for working so hard over this strange time. You really have done such a great job. Whether you have been doing the work that has been set on the website, spending time having fun as a family or just doing whatever suits you best. Children learn in so many different ways, so just carry on having a lovely time as a family. Keeping your children happy and upbeat is the most important thing, so well done.

Thank you for my lovely presents. It means a lot to know that you appreciate what we do!

Thank you for being such fantastic and supportive parents. As a teacher it makes such a huge difference, and it really does make our job that little bit nicer!

I have had such a brilliant (if not strange) year with your little ones, it’s such a shame that I only got to be their ‘proper teacher’ for two terms, but I’m looking forward to seeing them again next year for a little chat on the playground or a wave at the classroom door. I can’t believe they’re going to be in Year 1!

I hope you all have a brilliant (and very well deserved!) Summer!

 

Miss Roberts x

Monday 13th July

Hi everyone,

Hopefully you have all seen Mr Langford’s post about the last week of term. If we were in school we would be doing very little Literacy or Maths this week because we would be busy doing other things such as watching the Year 6 leavers performance, playing outside, going to church, watching a film etc. so with that in mind, today I’m going to post suggestions of things for you to try throughout the week (remember you don’t have to do everything).

  • do some baking or cook something new
  • play a game with your family
  • go on a walk
  • look for different flowers and leaves – how many can you spot?
  • build something amazing out of Lego or Duplo, maybe a castle, a robot or an animal
  • tidy your room!
  • help with jobs around the house
  • sit and watch a film (maybe in your pyjamas)
  • have a water fight!
  • splash around in the paddling pool
  • do some artwork
  • challenge yourself to see how quickly you can get changed by yourself AND fold your clothes up
  • read lots of books
  • help organise something in the house
  • come to school for a picnic!
  • try a science experiment
  • play lots of games on Phonics Play
  • and just have fun!

I am very proud of you all and I hope you have a lovely last week of term. I’m looking forward to seeing some (if not all) of you on Wednesday for our class picnic. I’ve missed you all a lot!!

Miss Roberts x

Friday 10th July

Hello everyone,

We made it to Friday! Well done, I’m sure you’re all starting to feel tired now but not long left until the end of term.

 

Literacy:

Today we are going to be making some word art. I would like you to think about all the different ways that you can describe yourself and write them down. So you might write brave, funny, kind, patient, lovely etc.

Then we are going to turn our work into a calligram using the website below.

https://wordart.com/create

The site can look a little bit tricky to start off with, but it’s easy to get the hang of. You will first need to write in all the words that you have come up with to describe yourself. Then you can choose what shape these words will take and decide on a colour theme for your art. Once you are finished it will turn your art in to a picture! Sam has made us one of these about our whole class before, have a look below.

 

Maths:

Today I would like you to have a go at one of the maths mats below. On here are all the maths skills that we should know by the end of Reception. There are 6 different maths mats on the sheet, but no need to do them all, just 1 is fine!

EYFS Maths Mat

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Miss Roberts x

Thursday 9th July

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all doing alright and didn’t end up getting too wet and soggy yesterday! Here’s our work for today.

 

Literacy:

Today we are going to continue looking at poetry and write our own poem. We are going to be writing acrostic poems, this is where the first letter of each line spells out a word. So you will need to think of a word (perhaps your name) and think of words to describe each letter. Here’s my acrostic poem about Room 4.

Really
Obviously
Outstanding
Mighty
Fabulous
Overachieving
Understanding
Room 4

You can choose any word you like! Have fun.

 

Maths:

I hope you are all getting better at your number bonds now – you will really need these when you start year 1! Today I would like you to have a go at the online game below to help you get even better at your number bonds. You will need to select the ‘number bonds’ option, and then ‘make 10’.

You can have a go at the other levels too afterwards if you would like.

Hit The Button

 

I hope you all have a lovely day,

Miss Roberts x

Wednesday 8th July

Hi everyone, here’s what we will be up to today.

 

Literacy:

Have a look at the work you did yesterday with the animals and their rhyming words. Today I would like you to use these to turn into your own ‘Oi Frog’ book. For each animal, choose a rhyming word for them to sit on and write about each animal on each page.

So, mine might go like this:

Oi stag! Sit on a rag.

Oi bat! Sit on a hat.

Oi frog! Sit in a bog.

Oi goat! Sit on a boat.

Oi yak! Sit on a mac.

Once you have finished your story, you could draw a picture of each animal sitting on their item for each page. Use the book template below if you would like, or make your own!

Book Template

 

Maths:

I hope you have been working hard to learn your number bonds to 10 this week. Today I would like you to complete the colouring picture below to help you learn the facts you have been learning.

Number Bonds Colouring

 

Have a good day, and please let me know what you’ve been up to!

Miss Roberts x

Tuesday 7th July

Hi everyone, here is our work for today.

 

Literacy:

Today we are going to continue our work on rhyming. To start off with, I’d like you to read ‘Oi Frog’, if you don’t have a copy you could always log on to Tapestry as there’s a video of me reading it on there. Or watch the video below.

Can you spot all the animals and the words that rhyme with them? Once you’ve listened to the story, I’d like you to think about rhyming words for different animals. You can either use the sheet below to cut and stick the rhyming words in the right places, or come up with your own list of animals and rhyming words to go with them.

Animal Rhyming Words

Keep your finished work handy as you will need it for tomorrow!

 

Maths:

I hope you enjoyed exploring your number bonds to 10 yesterday, we are going to do a bit more work on it today. I’d like you to have a go at the sheet below to complete the number sentences. The number in the first box is how many orange dots there are and the second box is for how many green dots there are. Remember – each one always adds up to 10!

If you don’t fancy printing this off, you could always come up with your own number sentences for the number bonds to 10 using the equipment you used yesterday.

Number Bonds 10 Frame

 

Have a good day everyone, remember Mrs Gwyther will be posting our art activity separately. Don’t forget to let me know what you’ve been up to!

Miss Roberts x

Monday 6th July

Hello Room 4,

It’s so nice to be back on here. I missed you all a lot last week, but I hope you enjoyed all your tasks ready for Year 1. This week it is arts week, the activities for the afternoon (or whenever you choose to do them) will be posted separately, and I will be setting Literacy and Maths tasks on here.

 

Literacy:

As it is arts week, I thought this week we could have a look at poetry.

Here’s a silly poem to get you started.

Have a look at some of your books that you have at home, can you spot any rhyming words in them? Julia Donaldson books are particularly good for spotting rhymes!

Once you’ve done that, can you play this game on Phonics Play. We have played it before, you will need to find the rhyming words to bake a cake.

Cake Bake

You might remember that we sing a silly rhyme to go along with the game, it goes like this:

‘I’m making lots of silly soup, I’m making soup that’s silly. And then I’ll put it in the fridge to make it nice and chilly!’

 

Maths:

This week we are going to be looking at our number bonds to 10. Number bonds are two numbers that work together to make another number.

Today I would like you to explore how many different ways you can make the number 10, you can do this in a number of ways:

  • use two different colours of Lego bricks to make different towers of 10 (e.g. 2 yellow bricks and 8 red bricks, 5 yellow bricks and 5 red bricks etc.)
  • use different coloured paper strips to make paper chains to decorate the house (e.g. 3 pink strips and 7 blue strips to make 10)
  • use different coloured beads to make 10
  • use 10 counters or little pieces of paper and separate them in different ways
  • or come up with your own ideas

Remember each time to check that you have exactly 10 altogether. Have fun exploring this!

 

Have a lovely day, I’m looking forward to seeing what you have all been getting up to.

Miss Roberts x

Friday 26th June

Hi everyone,

 

It’s Friday – we made it to the end of another week of home schooling! Here is what we will be doing today.

 

Literacy:

In Room 4 we absolutely love making obstacle courses! Today I would like you to design your own obstacle course! So, have a think about the different items that you might like to include and list them down. It may be cups to weave around, chalk to draw arrows with, a ball to kick, a brick or a block to balance on – anything that you can come up with (that your grown up says you are allowed to use).

Make a list of all the items that you will need, and then use this to make your obstacle course!

 

Maths:

For maths, you will need to complete your obstacle course. Have a stopwatch of some sort handy and time how long it takes you to complete your course. Can you complete it 5 times and see when your quickest time was? Maybe get everyone in your house to complete the course and see who can complete it in the quickest time! If you like, you can note the times down on the sheet below.

Enjoy!

Time Challenge Sheet

 

Have a fab day and a lovely weekend everyone,

Miss Roberts x

Thursday 25th June

Hi everyone,

 

I hope you’re all having a good week, I’ve seen some brilliant work so far – thank you to everyone who has been keeping in touch and letting me know what they have been up to. Here is what we will be doing today.

 

Literacy:

Yesterday we made a poster all about how to keep our bodies healthy, but I’m wondering how well you know all the body parts! Today I would like you to label all the different parts of your body. There are a few ways you could do this. You could either draw a picture of yourself and write the labels on (you could challenge yourself and see if you could write 10 labels!), or print out the sheet below. You could cut and stick all the labels on, or use the sounds you know to write the labels instead – just see how you are feeling! Or if you wanted to, you could write all the different body parts that you know onto post-its and then use these to label yourself or someone else in your family!

Choose whichever way you fancy doing today.

Body Part Labelling

 

Maths:

Today I would like you to recap on your addition skills again. I know you really enjoyed the games from a few weeks ago, so I thought you might like to have another go.

You can choose from either of these links, the first link is slightly easier than the second.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/addition-to-10

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/robot-addition

Choose whichever one suits you best.

 

Have a lovely day,

Miss Roberts x