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Reception: Polar Bear Class

Class team 2019/20 - Solange Augustin - Class Teacher, Serena Kemp and Elisabeth Harris - Teaching Assistants

Can you see what
the Polar Bears
are doing at
San Diego Zoo?

  

 

 

See blog for up to date news and photographs  

 

 

Dr Ranj explains Coronavirus 

 

 

Click on the picture to read Baring's version of Oi Frog. 

 

A little something for you!

 

 

Downloads

 

13.07.2020

Hello Polar Bears

Welcome to our last week of reception. I'm very sad that our year was cut short as you are a lovely class and you have made me very proud to be your teacher. You and your parents have worked so hard and you should be very proud of all the progress you have made.

Keep up the hard work with your reading, writing, phonics and maths over the holidays. Also carry on with all the lovely mini-projects like, cooking, drawing, gardening and everything else you have been doing over lockdown. Here are your learning ideas for this week.

Take care and best wishes to you all.

Miss Augustin

 Summer Holiday Learning
If you would like a project to keep you busy over the summer why not research your year 1 class animal? Click here for some facts on turtles to get you started.

Monday and Tuesday
This week's recipe is for muffins! Click here for the instructions.

Wednesday
Remember to keep active over the holidays. Here is your link for Boogie Beebies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw0C0ybhqTo

Thursday
Since it's our last week I have included a link for a special smoothie recipe below
.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/peach-melba-smoothie

Friday
This week our story is, A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for this week's reading books and maths activities.

Below are the links for this week's phonics and Numberblocks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DDbzqYKNh0

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/alphablocks-watch

Click on the pictures for this week's maths game and a year 1 lesson for an extra challenge.

   

 

06.07.2020

Hello Polar Bears

I hope you are all well and staying safe. Did you hear all the wind last week? Maybe this week you can keep a weather tally to find out if the weather has changed. Here are your learning ideas for this week.

Monday and Tuesday
This week we have a lovely, healthy breakfast recipe. Click here to find out how to make Bircher muesli.

Wednesday
Summer is a great time to get active outdoors so remember to keep exercising. Here is your Boogie Beebies link for this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quxPZu3KahU

Thursday
You can use this week to make a smoothie with your favourite fruit. Look back in your recipe book for the instructions.

Friday
This week we have one of our favourite stories. We have all had the chance to enjoy nature a little bit more over the past few months. This story reminds us that we also have to look after nature. Click on the picture to listen to the Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

 

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for this week's maths activities and reading books.

 

Below are the links for this week's phonics and Numberblocks.

https://education.abc.net.au/res/i/L7855/index.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-number-magic-quiz-level-3

 

Click on the pictures for this week's maths game and a year 1 maths lesson for an extra challenge.

   

 

29.06.2020

Hello Polar Bears

I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine last week. Were you watching the weather forecasts? Some days it was over 30 degrees - that's hot! This week the month of July starts. Remember to practise your months of the year and days of the week.

Monday and Tuesday
This week's recipe is for flapjacks. Click here for the instructions. Check your cupboards and write down a shopping list of ingredients that you need.

Wednesday
This week will be cooler than last week so it should be much more comfortable to exercise. Here is your Boogie Beebies link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lCxolcruCU

Thursday
Perhaps this week you can use a new fruit that you have never tried before. You can also draw your new fruit and write some sentences to describe it.

Friday
This week's book is Don't Touch My Hair, by Sharee Miller. It's about other people respecting our personal space.

 

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for this week's reading books and maths activities.

Below are the links for this week's Numberblocks and phonics.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-adding-up-quiz

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

Click on the pictures for this week's maths game and a year one lesson for an extra challenge.

              

 

22.06.2020

Hello Polar Bears

I hope you are all well and are keeping safe. This weekend was the summer solstice. That means we had the longest day in terms of daylight and we have moved from spring into summer - hooray! Here are your learning ideas for this week.

This week is also maths week. Click for some fun outdoor maths activities.

Monday and Tuesday
Have you seen the weather forecast for this week? It's set to be a hot one so this week's recipe is for frozen yoghurt

Wednesday
Since it's going to be so warm this week it's important to drink enough water, especially when you are exercising. Here is your link for Boogie Beebies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lCxolcruCU

Thursday
This week is a good opportunity to swap the milk and bananas for sparkling water and ice. You can make a refreshing fruit drink instead. Remember to write down your recipe.

Friday
This week's book is The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez. It's about how it makes us feel when others single us out for being different.

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for this week's maths activities and reading books.

Below are the links for this week's Numberblocks and phonics.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-number-magic-adding-and-subtracting

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/helpAHedgehog/index.html

 

 

Click on the pictures for this week's maths game and a year 1 maths lesson for an extra challenge.

      

 

15.06.2020

I'm looking forward to seeing some of you in school this week. For those of you who are doing home learning instead, I will be continuing to update our online activities and I am still contactable via em ail. Here are your learning ideas for this week.

Monday & Tuesday
This week we have a lovely recipe for fajitas. Top tip - you can swap the chicken for sweet potatoes. Click here for the instructions. You can take a photograph or draw a picture of what you have made, then write some sentences to describe the taste. 

Wednesday
I know lots of you have been making the most of the sunny days and going out for exercise. Here is your link for Boogie Beebies just in case we get some rainy days this week.

Thursday
You should have a few different recipes for smoothies by now. This week you can look back and make your favourite. Remember to note down your list of ingredients.

Friday
This week's book is Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival. It looks at what we can do when we are feeling cross.

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for this week's maths activities and reading books.

Below are the links for this week's Numberblocks and phonics.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-number-magic-adding-and-subtracting

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

 

Click on the picture's for this week's maths game and a year 1 maths lesson for an extra challenge.

         

08.06.2020

We are in the month of June now which means we are half way through 2020. Remember to practise your days of the week and months of the year. Here are your learning ideas for this week

Monday & Tuesday

This week we have a simple and healthy recipe for fruit kebabs. These kebabs are a good opportunity to use wonky fruit which helps keep food waste out of landfill. Click here for the instructions.

Wednesday
Remember it is important to stay active to help our muscles and bones grown strong. Here is your Boogie Beebies dance for this week.

Fruit smoothie Thursday
This week you can use any leftover fruit from your fruit kebabs to make your smoothies. Perhaps you can do a survey of your friends and family to find out which is the most popular fruit.

Friday
This week we are looking at worries. Lots of people all over the World have been sharing what they are worried about. Our story for today, Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival, suggests what we can do when something is bothering us.

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for this week's maths activities and reading books.

Here are the links for this week's phonics and Numberblocks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-number-magic-quiz-level-2

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/sentence-substitution-ph3

 

Below is this week's maths game and a year 1 maths lesson for an extra challenge.

    

 

01.06.2020

I hope you have had a lovely half term break and have been enjoying the weather. Here are your learning ideas for this week.

Monday & Tuesday

This week the recipe is for pizza. Click here for the instructions. Remember to check your cupboards to see what you already have and write a shopping list for the other ingredients that you need.

Wednesday

I know you have been doing lots of things to stay active so keep up the good work. Here is your Boogie Beebies dance for this week.

Fruit Smoothie Thursday
Have you been enjoying your smoothies? Perhaps you could take out the milk and bananas this week and swap them for some sparkling water and ice.

Friday

This week we are learning about creatures under the sea. Click here to find out who lives in the sea. You can also listen to the story of Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson.

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for this week's maths activities and reading books.

Below are the links for this week's phonics and Numberblocks

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.htm

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

Here is this week's maths game and a year 1 maths lesson for an extra challenge. 

      

 

18.05.2020

The weather forecast is warm for the next few days so I hope you have your ice lollies ready from last week! Remember to email any video clips of your learning.

 

Monday & Tuesday

The recipe for this week is carrot cake tray bake. Click here for the instructions.

Wednesday

We have been lucky with all this dry weather so make the most of it and do some exercise outside if you can. Click here for this week's Boogie Beebies dance.

Below are the links for your phonics and Numberblocks for this week.

 

Fruit Smoothie Thursday
You should have lots of different recipes by now for your smoothies. Can you write a menu for a smoothie cafe?

Friday
This week we are looking at the life cycle of a butterfly. Click here to see the life cycle. You can also listen to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for your new maths activities and reading books for this week.

Below is your phonics for this week. There is also a Numberblocks video for your parents.
      

Click here for this week's nursery rhyme.

These are the new maths games for this week and if you would like an extra challenge there is a year 1 maths lesson.

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

https://nrich.maths.org/8856

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbCshx2Vu4M&list=PLQqF8sn28L9yTV9WxpHw-9BbqRe_f49fr&index=2&t=0s

11.05.2020

Monday & Tuesday
This week we are making ice lollies! Click here for the recipe and get them ready for when the weather warms up. Notice how the ice lollies change once they have been in the freezer.

Wednesday
I hope you have all been managing to stay active. Do you remember when we did skipping at school? If you have a skipping rope you can continue practising at home. Below is the link to the new Boogie Beebies for this week.

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

Fruit Smoothie Thursday
How have you been getting on with your fruit smoothies? Maybe this week you can try making a new flavour. Remember to write the recipe!

Friday
Have you noticed that there a more bees and insects around? Click here to find out more about the life cycle of bees.

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for your new maths activities and reading books for the week

 

Here are your phonics and Numberblocks links for this week. Also remember to use your phonics mats, word list ,100 square and practise your number nursery rhyme.

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-who-has-more-song

 

Below are the links for this week's maths games

https://nrich.maths.org/14002

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

Click below for more information about how to stay safe online.

 

Here is a research activity if you would like something extra to keep you busy.

 

04.05.2020

 

Monday & Tuesday
This week's baking suggestion is for iced biscuits. Click here for the recipe and once they are baked you can be creative with your decorating. Remember to read the instructions carefully and check that the numbers given in the recipe match what's on the scale when you are measuring.

Wednesday
It is important to stay active. What fun exercise have you been doing? Below is the link to the new Boogie Beebies video for this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh2onBod_RU

 

Fruit Smoothie Thursday
The weather is set to warm up again this week. You can turn your fruit smoothie into a cooling milkshake by adding a scoop of ice cream into the blender. The fruits we use come from plants. Click here to find out more about the life cycle of plants.

Friday

Today is VE day. Click here to find out what it is all about and for a fun bunting making activity. You can also click here to find out more about Colonel Tom Moore.

 

Remember to login to ActiveLearn for your new maths activities and reading books for this week.

Here are the links for this week's Alphablocks and Numberblocks. Remember to use your phonics mats, word list and 100 square too.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/alphablocks-school-words-quiz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dqGDSOMHRo

Below is the link for this week's maths game.

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

 

Would you like another fun activity? Then click below for details of a miniature garden competition. It can be done indoors and is open to those aged 5 years old and over.

 

27.04.2020

 

Monday & Tuesday
I have found another recipe that you can make with your adults which involves chocolate! Click here for the recipe. Top tip - you can make these without vanilla extract (I have been making my cakes without it as I can't find any in the shops!). Also, use whatever colour chocolate that you have.

Wednesday Do you remember when we talked about the River Thames? Can you remember where it is? Well click here  for video clips about landmarks. You can also download the PowerPoint. Can you find the landmark that is on the River Thames? Have a look on Google Maps, see how far these landmarks are from school. 

Below is the link to the new Boogie Beebies video for this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgcnoX8RCFA

Fruit Smoothie Thursday
More British fruits are starting to come into season now. I made a yummy strawberry milkshake last week with my fruits. Can you tell which fruits are British by looking on the packets? Are you using any fruits from different countries? Maybe you can find these countries on Google Maps after you have made your smoothies.

Friday Theatre
Which story books have you and your adults been reading this week? Can you act out what happens in the story?

Below is your Alphablocks link for this week to practise your phonics. Remember to have a look at your word lists and phonics mats too.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/alphablocks-red

Here is your Numberblocks link for this week. There is also a link for an interactive maths game.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-ten-song

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Click here for some fun Design and Technology activities for you to have a go at! You do not need to upload your work to social media unless you want to do so.

If you are sending photos of your child and their work to Teachers, please indicate in your email if you would NOT like their photos shown on our website and blog. Thanks.

 

Ideas for the week : 20.04.2020

Monday & Tuesday
It is Easter season which means lots of chocolate! If you have any left over click here for a delicious cornflake cake recipe that you can make with your adults. Top tip - you can make these without butter and syrup too! Remember to write your shopping list of ingredients.

Wednesday
How have you been getting on with your weather tally chart for April? Have you noticed any difference from the weather tally that we did in January?
This is also our day for bikes and scooters then PE. What exercise have you been doing instead to stay healthy? Below is the link to the new Boogie Beebies video for this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMEZz3CJJ6c

Fruit Smoothie Thursday
Remember, smoothies are a good way to use spare fruit and reduce our food waste. Can you write a recipe book of the different smoothies you have made so far?

Friday Theatre
What did you do over the Easter holidays? Can you draw what you did or write it in to a story? Maybe you can send it in the post to a member of your family, or act out the events and send them a video.

 

Below is the Alphablocks link for this week to practise your phonics. You can also use your sound mats and high frequency word lists.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/alphablocks-hill

 

 W/C 06.04.2020


Hello Polar Bears

 

We have reached what would have been our Easter holidays. For the next two weeks you can take a break from our normal timetable as I won't be uploading new learning tasks to our page. To keep you busy your task for the next 2 weeks is to focus on the topic of London. This is an optional whole school project so if you have siblings you can do it together!

You can do anything you like with this project. Click here for some ideas to get you started. I am also still contactable by email.

Happy Easter everyone. Have fun and stay safe.

 

Miss Augustin

 

 

W/C 30.03.2020

Remember to keep reading every day. I have uploaded 2 new books on Bug Club which you can access using your ActiveLearn login details.

 


Click on the link below for a maths challenge using your toys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh72I97jirg&feature=youtu.be

 

Message about singing

Dear choir and anybody else who loves to sing!

I am missing our weekly choir sessions and thought that you might like to keep up with your singing. So here are some of our warm ups and the songs we are learning that are all on YouTube. Remember  music makes us feel happy and relaxed so keep singing. Take care all of you. Julia.

WARM UPS

1. To stop the train

https://youtu.be/GWLeWQqtNUA

 

2.Let's start to sing

https://youtu.be/vSpstVlDQDM

3. Do 're me (from sound of music)

https://youtu.be/jp0opnxQ4rY

 

 

 

SONGS

How far I'll go

 

https://youtu.be/DVhR15qMh3g

 

I wish I knew how

https://youtu.be/cAFtTTtTfwk

 

There's a power in the music

https://youtu.be/ohN28IOozMI


 Learning Activities

Counting is great fun and there are lots of things we can count, starting with our fingers. Also practise on your 100 square or use dice to play maths games.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

 

Using your imagination is also very important. Drawing pictures, junk modelling and cooking are great ways to learn.

 

Remember it is important to protect yourself online. Below is a link to the SMART rules of staying safe while enjoying the internet.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s

Get friends and family to join in a make puzzles and play some games.

 

 Here is a useful link to 

We are also changing into the season of spring. Have you noticed any of the signs of spring from this video?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-seasonal-changes-behaviour-animals-growth-cycle-plants/zfynvk7


Want to know more about the teaching of numeracy? These videos are for parents to see some of the things that we do in class.  You will need your child's log in details to view these videos

Here's a link to the Oxford Owl website, which is full of FREE e-books for you to read at home.

You'll need to enter our username and password, 
Username:   reception3     Password: polarbears 
Select My class login 

 You can read the books with an orange 'e' on the