Final Friday! – 17/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Here is your class photo!

Your adults have the version without any fuzzed faces πŸ™‚

I can’t believe it is the final Friday of term, the last day of Reception for all of Toucans, my my how the time flies!

Before we say goodbye to this year, let’s do some final learning…

Literacy and Science

Some more about camels:

What will you write about today?

You could write a story, a poster, a speech bubble, a letter to or from a camel, a fact card…anything you can think of!

You could use the sheet below if you want to write facts about camels or snakes.

Music

Remember to access your music lesson:

https://www.lambethmusic.co.uk/apps/member/login

Time to celebrate with our Reach for the Stars song!

Here are the lyrics for the version we use in school…

…and here’s the music if you don’t want to sing without it πŸ™‚

P4C

Celebration

Our party playlist!

Have a dance to celebrate the end of term!

Pictures from the final week:

Let’s finish with a couple of stories…

Soar into summer with this terrific toucan!

My goodness me what strange year it has been!

Well done for all your effort, hard work and learning in Reception and for adapting to the challenging circumstances, you have really risen to the occasion!

I hope you all have a relaxing summer holiday and I look forward to seeing you again in September when you will start in Year 1 and have a fabulous time with Mr Fielder!

Remember if you need any activity inspiration go back through the blogs, there are probably lots of art ideas you haven’t had a chance to explore yet 

Happy summer holidays!

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

P.S.

Here is a reminder of all the learning platforms you can continue to use over the summer if you want to:

Toucan adults if you have any end of term questions please email them before the end of the school day.

Also…lots of virtual hugs! x

Thirsty Thursday – 16/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Literacy, Geography and Science

Let’s learn about deserts!

What will you write about the desert? Remember to illustrate your writing as well.

Phonics

Even I find the two different ways of pronouncing the th digraph tricky so here’s an extra video to help…that’s right Geraldine is back!

RE (Religious Education)

In our final lesson on Special Places we are learning about the special place for Sikhs. Sikhism is another religion.

Creativity and Exploration

Learn more about deserts and play some games:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/paintandmake/paintandmakedesert.htm

You can always do some maths on BusyThings if you’re missing it πŸ™‚

Some desert art ideas:

Key resources you’ll need:

  1. Ice-lolly/lollypop sticks, paint, marker pen
  2. Paint
  3. Scraps of coloured paper + black paper
  4. Paper plate + pipe cleaners + paint
  5. Paper plate, paint & optional decorative rocks
  6. Black paper + watered down paints/watercolours
  7. Paper plate + paints
  8. Paper/card, paints & loo roll holders or cut down kitchen roll holders

Have fun!

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Warm Wednesday? – 15/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Is it warm where we are headed to learn about polar bears?
Polar bear family

Literacy and Science

Learning about polar bears today!

So did you learn something new about polar bears today?

What will you write about them today? You can choose how you write today – so you could write in character in speech bubbles, you could write a short story about a polar bear, you could write a fact sheet about them or a poster about them or anything else you can think of! There is some paper below if you want to use it but feel free to come up with your own design. I look forward to reading your work!

Phonics

Computing

Catch up with your coding:

https://code.org/

Time for some online safety learning

Home activity pack 9 – click on the link below to download this week’s pack

Multi-activity afternoon

Learn some more about our topic:

Go on Dorling Kindersley and in the animals section type in ‘Arctic’ or ‘Antarctic’ to learn more!

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/

Learn to draw a penguin:

Some Arctic art ideas!

walrus

Have fun!

Let’s finish with a few stories…

We’re looking forward to being back together in school in September but in the meantime we are still a community, still very much there for one another, just a little more spread out for now πŸ™‚


What did you most enjoy doing today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Truly Tremendous Tuesday – 14/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Today is “Truly Tremendous” because there is so much exciting learning to be done about Antarctic animals…and we move on to Arctic animals as well!

Literacy

Let’s learn some more about some of the animals of the Antarctic:

Now for your task…

I have only gone into detail about speech bubbles rather than thought bubbles but they are pretty similar at this stage. Visually small bubbles lead to the big bubble in thought bubbles rather than than as drawn and the sentence doesn’t have to be one that would be spoken out loud to a friend so it could be more secret.

Speech bubble
Thought bubble

I look forward to reading them! πŸ™‚

Phonics

Maths

Today we are practising sharing. In maths sharing means splitting into equal parts or groups. Today some Elmo is going to help you practise sharing and then some penguins are going to too! After that you can make up some challenges of your own!

What sharing challenges of your own can you make up?

Science & Geography – The Arctic

We’ve taken a dip into learning about Antarctica and now we are going from the Southern-most point of the Earth to the most North point…the Arctic! That is where the North Pole is!

Let’s learn about it:

Now can you sort the animals into animals of the Arctic and the Antarctic?

Here is an art activity to finish with!

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

My World Monday! – 10/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

My goodness I can’t believe it is our final Monday of the school year!

Literacy and Science

As I explained in the video above we are focusing on Antartica which is where the South Pole is…it is also where lots of penguins are!

There are lots of different types of penguin! They don’t all live in Antartica though.

Let’s learn some more about Antartica:

Here are some pictures of Antartica:

Time to learn more about penguins!

(This is the whole book so you won’t want to read it all at once but do read a bit and then come back and read some more later, it is very age appropriate and interesting!)

What will you write about penguins today?

I said phonics in the video but it’s Monday and we need to fit in PE! Silly me!

PE

Joe Wicks as well!

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Maths

Today we’re revising one more and one less…with penguins!

Try out some more and less challenges of your own!

Rights Respecting

Enjoy this lovely story and talk about the topics it brings up.

+ a bonus art activity!

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Forest Friday! – 10/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

First up let’s take a look at a world map and see where the rainforests are! A bit of early morning geography.

This one shows you the continents and I’ve tried to edit it to show you where we are and where the rainforests at the same time too:

FINAL REMINDER – TODAY IS THE DEADLINE!!!!!

+ remember

Time for…

Literacy and Science

Let’s start by getting to know a few more animals of the rainforest!

Now you’ve met them, let’s learn a few more facts about the rainforest:

Quick note – ‘jungle’ is not a proper scientific term like ‘rainforest’ is. The word jungle is usually used to describe parts of the rainforest that have very dense undergrowth but people often use them interchangeably (without making a difference clear).

Time for some writing!

Imagine you are a rainforest explorer and you are writing up about some of the animals you have seen.

Pick one of the sheets below to use. Remember the next level of challenge after writing a complete sentence – e.g. It is a frog. – is to use a describing word. After that you can extend your writing further using joining words.

Music

Access your music lesson:

https://www.lambethmusic.co.uk/apps/member/login

Enjoy the Tinga Tinga Tales theme song as well πŸ™‚

…and there’s this fun jungle song too!

Did you enjoy the songs?

P4C (Philosophy for Children)

Art

Creative Friday! Here is lots of inspiration for rainforest art πŸ™‚

You could even make your own rainforest world inside a box using craft materials, any rainforest animal toys you already have and/or any animals you make.

Let’s finish with a story…

This is a short video to start off with that has some important learning in as well as a very cute orang-utan (adults it does have an upsetting moment in it):

Now a story from me:


Here are the photos of your super learning this week (+ a big catch up of photos from m which is lovely to see) – well done!

What have you most enjoyed learning about today? What about this week? Did you prefer savannah animals to rainforest animals or the other way around?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Thundery Thursday – 09/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

This is what the Amazon Rainforest looks like from above! The huge river is called The Amazon River and it is the second longest river in the world!

Quick reminders:

DEADLINE IS TOMORROW!

Let’s get started!

Literacy and Science…and Geography!

Let’s learn about the rainforest!

Time to raise some awareness!

Make a poster about one of the endangered animals informing anyone who reads it why this animal is endangered and if possible what people can do to help this animal.

Get creative! Make it big if you can, draw or paint a beautiful picture of your chosen animal and some rainforest background. Put it up in your window or on your door or maybe your adult could put it on their social media. Remember to send me a picture πŸ™‚

Phonics

Maths

We’re really practising those number bonds this week. Today there is a rhino to make them extra fun!

Ronald was helpful with our maths so let’s sneak in a bit of extra learning about rhinos. We haven’t had much of a chance to learn about how many animals of the savannah are actually endangered, mostly due to hunting by people. Rhinos are one of those animals. learn some more about it:

RE (Religious Education) & Art

Here is the Yoruba Benin West African creation story I told you about in the welcome video this morning.

What did you think of this creation story?

Do you know any other creation stories?

Did this was have any similarities or was it quite different?

Time for some Art…

Let’s learn about Tinga Tinga art!

Now here are a couple of examples:

….and one from Tinga Tinga Tales!

Why not pick one of your favourite Tinga Tinga Tales and then create your own Tinga Tinga art inspired by that story? Think about what you learnt in the video but make it your own.

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about this week?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Mis Linsley x

Watering hole Wednesday – 08/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Here is a photo of animals of the savannah at a watering hole:

The animals that hunt and kill other animals are killed predators…what do we call the animals that the predators hunt and kill? (prey)

The deadline for this is coming very close!

Literacy and Science

Today we are going to learn some more about elephants and lions and then you are going to pick one of them to write some facts about!

Let me know if you’d like this emailed πŸ™‚

Computing

Practise your phonics on PhonicsPlay:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Let’s catch up on the coding…well done to Ilyas A who has made progress with his coding and to Shahadah and Ridwan who have competed their coding course! Super work!

Get coding Toucans!

https://code.org/

Maths

More number bonds!

Let’s do some quick number bonds to 10 challenges to warm-up…

Now you’re ready to do some number bond challenges to 20!

Natural Thinkers

Have a look at these lovely pictures of 2D shapes made with natural objects, can you make some of your own?

Now how about making some natural animal art, here are some ideas:

You could make these into animal or people faces

Have fun!

Let’s finish with a story…


What have you most enjoyed learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Travelling Tuesday – 07/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Time to learn lots more about the savannah today, so that’s where we’re travelling to!

First up:

Literacy

Today’s story is Meerkat Mail.

If you’d like to learn a little bit about meerkats before listening to the story then here is a 2 minute video to give you a bit of information beforehand:

Now here is the story!

Postcards are a special kind of letter that are written, usually when someone goes away on holiday. On one side they have a picture of the place you are visiting and on the other side they have space for you to write a short bit about what you have been doing and the address of the person you are writing them to. Unlike most other post you do not put them in an envelope!

Time to write your own postcard:

Phonics

Today I’d like you to revise your Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs:

…and your Phase 2 and Phase 3 tricky words:

Now try reading the captions and matching them to the correct pictures:

I can email these worksheets, just let me know πŸ™‚

Maths

Number bond challenges today!

Let’s start with a song…

Science, Geography and Culture

Before we jump into learning about the animals of the savannah we are going to learn a bit about Africa first. Africa is a continent which means it is a continuous (not broken up by oceans) expanse of land. It has lots of different countries within it.

This is the song ‘Jambo‘ which is sung in Swahili. Swahili is one of the main languages of Kenya and Tanzania (both African countries) but is also spoken in many other African countries as well as by people all over the world.

If you have ever watched The Lion King you may recognise some of the words!

Now let’s learn about some of the animals of the savannah…

Below the slideshow are short videos that correspond with each animal. The meerkat one is above with the Literacy work.

Here are the videos to go with each animal. They just give a brief introduction, there is lots more you could find out πŸ™‚

Do you have a favourite?

What was the most fascinating fact you learnt today?

Why not make your own lion?

Let’s finish with a story…

This is one of the Tinga Tinga Tales. Tinga Tinga Tales are based on African folk tales which means they don’t explain the facts about why animals developed the way they have, that’s to do with science, but they are good stories! They were later made in a TV series.


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x

Move it Move it Monday! – 06/07/20

Greetings Toucans,

Quick reminders:

that’s this Friday! The sooner the better please πŸ™‚

Now on with the learning…

We’re moving it on to the African savannah today!

I spent a bit more time thinking about the cow, at first I was thinking ‘wild cow’ as in ox/oxen which aren’t exactly the same thing but similar but actually what I think they are referring to are the cows or “cattle” (they look a bit different to our cows) that are kept by people on the plains of Africa but they aren’t wild and aren’t what people go to see so we just won’t worry about that pesky cow that appears on the word mat!

Literacy

Remember to ignore the cow! It is not a wild animal and we are concentrating on wild animals of the savannah

PE

You could try out Joe Wicks’ 5 Alive Kids Workout with Spiderman

There are also his usual sessions available and many other 5 minute fun workouts on his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Safari themed yoga!

Maths

Today we are going to revise number bonds, starting with part-whole models:

Work your way through the challenges. The number bonds to 20 are the extended challenge, only move onto them when you feel confident with number bonds to 10.

Try to do these physically with objects as well as it makes it easier to understand. There are some ideas for this below the worksheets.

Here are some fun ideas on how to learn about number bonds on a hands on way:

Rights Respecting

How well do you know your rights?

Let’s finish with a story…


What did you most enjoy learning about today?

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your learning.

reception@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

@MissLinsleyHMPS (twitter)

Thinking of you,

Miss Linsley x