In light of recent events, our school is now closed until further notice. As we are unsure about how long this will continue, we have created this page to provide extra learning support for the children who are currently learning from home.
As you are aware, we have sent home printed resources for those who are unable to have online access; if you still are unable to gain access, please email your class teacher and we will find a way to get more resources to you.
Here we will provide some extra learning opportunities in the different areas of the early years curriculum. We will have access to our emails (attached below) at anytime, so please do get in contact if you have any further enquiries.
We hope that you all stay safe and take care of the ones around you!
Miss Snipp and Mrs T
Please keep uploading all your child's lovely activities to Tapestry as and when you can so that we can all enjoy and be inspired by your creative home learning! Thank you!
TOP TIPS ON HANDWASHING:
- Count for 20 seconds as you wash your hands after holding someones hands, after you've been to the toilet, after handling animals and before you eat!
- Sing happy birthday twice to ensure hands are fully cleaned.
- Follow the instructions above for guidance.
Here are some great videos to make kids aware of the importance of washing hands and for a gentle explanation to the Coronavirus.
We hope you enjoyed learning about recycling this week! We love this recycled Listerine bottle made into a planter for tomato and spring onion plants created by one of you at home - great idea:)
It's Wendell Park Arts Week!
Read on below to find out what's happening this week and don't forget to complete this week's KAPOW! SUPERHERO CHALLENGE - to create your GRADUATION HAT & writing or drawing - send to
Mrs T or Miss Snipp by Friday 10th July if you would like it included in the end of year PowerPoint:)
Book of the week:
by Peter H Reynolds
This is a wonderful book which encourages us all to have a go at drawing a dot and see what happens! What can YOU create from a dot?!
You can use our template below (or try out some of the learning ideas) or just listen to the story, find a piece of paper and start with your favourite coloured dot and take it from there:)
We think these dot pictures are beautiful! Which is your favourite one? What materials can you find around your home to try and create a DOT picture?
Or how about singing the 'DOT' song which goes alongside the ideas in the book? See below:)
This week is our annual WENDELL PARK ARTS WEEK! Our theme this year is based all around community, diversity and our school ethos:
Everyone Different Everyone Equal Everyone Belongs
Traditionally during this week, we spend a week taking part in a range of wonderful creative activities with the children, creating whole class piece of work and each child creates their own piece of artwork too. Wendell Park School is a fantastic and diverse community and part of what makes us such a special school. Please take a look through the PowerPoint Arts Week document below for more information about the ideas behind this week and also below for some more ideas about how you might like to create a piece of artwork with your child that reflects your community and family history.
We can't wait to see all your creations, so please do upload them to Tapestry or send us a photo by email with a little message about the ideas behind it - thank you!
Some other possible ideas are to create a family tree (templates below or try having a go at making one)
or a piece of work that celebrates how we are the same, but also shows our diversity and differences and reflects our individual and rich histories. There are some lovely examples below.
We will also have an art activity challenge (yes, another one!) for you to have a go at each day this week - Monday's challenge is to watch this video and see if you can draw a sausage dog or a superhero bear! Scroll down to the Exercise area to have a go at a Mexican dance too - good luck!
As mentioned above, your challenge this week is to have a go at creating your mortar board hat for our class GRADUATION PowerPoints and if you can a drawing or piece of writing that celebrates what you have enjoyed during your time in Reception - this could be about a trip, your friends, learning to read or write, playing outside, dressing up - anything! If you can, please do your drawing/writing on a piece of landscape paper - we have attached a writing template if you would like one and some videos about how to make the hat which we hope will be helpful:)
|All About 20.pdf||Download|
|ELG Maths Activity Mats.pdf||Download|
|Number 20 Home Learning Challenges.pdf||Download|
|number 20 i.pdf||Download|
|Number 20 ppt.pdf||Download|
|Number bonds to 10.pdf||Download|
|Number Bonds to 20.pdf||Download|
|Number Formation 0-20.pdf||Download|
This week in maths we are focusing on halving, sharing and touching on doubling too:) Have a look through the ppts below which will help you to think about what it means to halve; do you need to have the same? What do you notice about the numbers when you share equally?
Here are some activities to get you started!
Have a little look at the videos too:)
|Double Bubble Game.pdf||Download|
|Doubling Dominoes to 20.pdf||Download|
|Doubling Halving Challenges.pdf||Download|
|Greedy Monster Sharing.pdf||Download|
|Halving ppt 2.pdf||Download|
|Maths Mastery Home Learning Halving Challenge.pdf||Download|
|Real Life Halves Photos.pdf||Download|
Hello everybody! See below for some fun phonics activities and some links to support learning all your letter sounds, including those special friends, tricky red words and high frequency words. Keep practicing them as often as you can and don't forget to try and take a photo of your learning and pop it on Tapestry:)
Sound of the week!
This week's sound is another of our special friends!
ou, ou, ou (shout it out)
Can you remember what sound that makes? Have a listen to the RWI links below if you're not sure and why not have a go thinking of words that begin with or have 'ou' in them?
How many 'ou' words can you fit into one sentence?!
Here are a couple of resources to support your 'ou' learning - good luck!
PHONICS CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK!
As we are nearing the end of term, we thought it might be a good idea to have a recap of all those TRICKY RED WORDS!
We have put up some Phase 2, 3 & 4 so take a look and see how many you can practice this week:)
How are you getting on with learning all your letter names and the differences between your uppercase/lower case letters?
As requested, we have included a few more resources to help you on your way - can you remember when we use a capital letter?
Not sure about some sounds? Have a listen and refresher here:
Welcome to our Excellent
We will be posting regular links here to videos to help you exercise, dance and keep fit!
Have a go at the video below - can you keep up with the Body Coach?
See if you can find your favourite Go Noodle dance or song too - have fun:)
This week we will be putting up some activities for your to do that go alongside our theme of celebrating diversity and cultures around the world starting with today's Mexican Hat folk Dance! Watch the video below and see if you can have a go at all the moves:)
Here we will be posting a fun educational song for you to try at home- film yourself and family members singing/dancing along to it and upload it to Tapestry!
Look at this awesome superhero experiment that has been done at home one of our reception friends!
Great job :)
Do you have a dice at home? Why don't you roll one along the floor and then write out the number of dots you can see on that face. You could also try this with set 2 sounds or even tricky words.
What 3D shape is a dice?
Make your own dice using these templates:
Go and like the Facebook page 'Miss Snipp's book worms' to watch Miss Snipp read 'Little Mouses Big Book Of Fears' by Emily Gravett
Have a browse here where there are lots of eBooks you can choose from:)
Don't forget to login to ReadingWise too!
There are lots of phonics activities that you can access for FREE on their website.
You can find it here:
Are you a reading SUPERHERO? How many books do you think you can read in one day? Or even in a whole week?
We would LOVE to hear about your super reading skills and what books you have been enjoying - why not read Miss Snipp and Mrs T your favourite story and upload it to Tapestry?
This week, to go along with our arty theme, we have found one of our favourite stories about some crayons who have had enough!
'The Day the Crayons Quit'
by Drew Daywalt
Welcome to our Calm Corner!
Here we will be putting on some links to mindful activities including yoga and breathing exercises, a little bit like our Chime Time and Zen Den times at school.
This week we have some Yoga Pose Universe poses for you to have a go at - why not try with Jaime and see how you get on?
See below for some mindfulness colouring sheets. It might be nice to colour them in while you listen to your favourite music or a special story - this week we have found some lovely colouring sheets based all around the theme of inclusion and recognising how special each and every one of us is:)
Keep a check on those pencil grips too - have a little read of the rhyme above to help remind you:) There are lots of fun activities you can do at home to help build up your finger and hand muscles and help develop those lovely strong pencil grips!
For example, have a go at one of the cutting activities or try some finger gym with playdough; if you have some straws at home, try threading some beads or pasta over them, or try stretching elastic bands over different shapes objects - how many can you stretch?
How did you get on last week looking for signs of summer? Did you find any yet?!
This week, how about trying to make your own sundial? Do you know what a sundial is? Take a look below:)
Here we will be putting up some suggestions for easy recipes you can try out at home. Let us know if you have any good ones too - we'd love to hear about them.
This week we thought it might be fun to see if you can make something creative with your food!
Here are a few ideas to get you started:)
Take a look here at the Change4Life website for more delicious recipe ideas and fantastic ideas for getting fit indoors:)
Something new to think about!
Can you take the SUPERHERO STEAM CHALLENGE?
We hope you have been enjoying all these STEM challenges!
This week we have some new summer stem ideas for you - can you make a fizzy potion, make the longest paperchain ever (a good way to recycle paper!) or build a raft? See below for pdf and good luck!
This week is actually STEM CLUBS Week with a Sustainability theme; you can find lots of great activities in the pdf below from Solar Snacks to Cleaning our Oceans and a link with more info here:
What are you talking about?!
Have you had a good chat today?
It's good to talk and we would love to hear what you have been chatting and thinking about:)
We love this story about scribbling and a unicorn who found it very difficult but with a bit of perseverance and good thinking got there in the end!
What do you think of the story?
Do you think scribbling is good?
If not, why?
We love this fantastic book about HAIR! How would you style your hair?! Have a listen to the author reading her story - Hannah Lee & My Hair:)
We have been reflecting and thinking about how wonderful it is that we are all different and yet all the same in so many ways too.
Here are a few resources to celebrate our diversity and how wonderful each and every one of us is:)
This website has lots of amazing information about children who have done inspirational things. Who do you think is inspirational?
Friendship Flower Activity
What makes a good friend?
See if you can think of a word to write on each petal:)