Home Learning 3/4/20

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Good Morning Parents, Families and Children,

It’s the start of the official Easter holiday and today will be our last post until Monday 20thApril 2020 when with lots of fun learning for you to try.

There’s lots to do in this post, but feel free to take your time and come back to the activities when you feel like it over the holidays!

We miss you all and we look forward to hearing from you in regular blog communications –  we’d love to read your comments with any questions or a message letting us know what you have been up to.

Have a safe and happy family time.  

Best wishes,

The Reception Team 

Keep Active, Enjoy Reading & Take A Challenge!

Kids Beginners Workout | The Body Coach – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo – 

Short energising workout for kids – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuxu3sLztrvWFehzv-LnR2c – 

Some books – Oxford Owl for School and Home


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Take A Challenge 

–        Look at a selection of photographs

–        These might be of family celebrations – and discuss with your child: what was the occasion / celebration about, who attended, what you did to celebrate, when did it take place, was it an event that happens each year? Can your child remember the event taking place? What do they remember about it? Share memories together. 

–        See if you can work out how long ago the event was – count the months or days 

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Try something creative!

Easter time is approaching – And Eggs are popular….         

Encourage your child to draw an egg shape outline – your child could create an egg to represent each family member …

Decorate inside the shape with anything safe you have – to represent the different characters in their home – colour / stick / draw – you might even want to decorate with drawing different shapes or swirls…

Once these are finished – cut them out and see how amazing they look!

Discover other celebrations! Take a look at the BBC site:

●     Celebrations – BBC Bitesize

●      https://www.bbc.co.uk › bitesize › topics articles

○      Watch the Let’s Celebrate video collection for Easter. Discuss the celebrations with your child. Did they celebrate Easter? Which of the events did they take part in? 

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Take A Challenge: 

Look through the pictures of the homes from yesterday’s learning.  

 House and Homes topic for Kids – Primary Homework Help
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk › houses › modern

Can you remember the names of the homes? Can you remember what they are made from?

You could say a name of a home and your child can select that picture
Talk about the different types of homes and what they are made from, and why.

For example, ‘My house is a flat. It is made out of brick so we can make it strong and tall. Igloo’s are made from ice because they are built in a very cold place.’

See what is similar and what is different between your home and other types of homes. 

Have a try at writing a sentence about what your home is made from, and maybe try writing about another type of home. Encourage your child to use the letter sounds to write and remembering to leave a finger space between each word, capital letter at the beginning of their sentence and finish with a full stop. 

ArtStation - Lego Duplo House, Marta Bessa

Another Challenge:        

With resources you have inside and/or outside your home make a model of a home. 

You could use lego, duplo, blocks, sticks, boxes, containers. Then Play with it using puppets, toy people, draw your own people and then act out a story. 

This could be any type of house, a bungalow, block of flats, caravan, cottage, tepee, igloo, 

Think about: 

What type of house you will build?  Will it stay standing? Can you balance more objects on it? Safely using the tins in your cupboard – could you build a house? What could you safely use?

Don’t forget to keep it to a safe height and tidy up once you’ve finished!

Please do send your blog communications to let us know how you’ve got on! 

Learn to Count with fun Counting Games for KS1 … – Topmarks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk › maths-games › 5-7-years › co…

Try Level 3 !!!

Enjoy ! 

We miss you all and we look forward to hearing from you in the comments!

Have a safe and happy family time!

Best wishes,

The Reception Team ​

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Home learning 2/4/20


Please do send us your blog communications – We would love to hear from you and how your child is getting on with the activities! We would love to see pictures of your work, or comment about what you have been up to. Apologies for the delay on the posting of this post.

Lots of amazing books to enjoy – Take a look ! : https://readon.myon.co.uk/

Keep Active … Keep Enjoying ! Joe Wicks workout…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo – 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuxu3sLztrvWFehzv-LnR2c – 

Literacy challenge: 

Time to get interior designing! 

Draw your chosen home outline on a piece of paper and then design it !

You can do this with using an old Argos catalogue, otherwise your child can be an artist and sketch the items which will go in the home

If you use an old catalogue cut out chosen pictures and use these to fill the different rooms in your home. 

If you’re sketching – take a look at the furniture you have in your home – you might want to try and sketch these. 

Design as many rooms as you like – sketch, colour, cut and paste – It’s your home ..! 

Encourage your child to: Talk about why they are putting that item into their home. 

Think about: What will the item be used for? Why you decided to put the item in a particular place?

More Challenge…

Take a look at…. House and Homes topic for Kids – Primary Homework Help
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk › houses › modern

Look at the pictures of the different types of homes – encouraging your child to name them as you view the pictures

Also take a look at the sections about doors, windows and brick making… Ask children what they think their house is made from?

Can you think of anything else people might make their house from? For example, sometimes people make their houses from mud! 

See if you can find online pictures of other homes such as: igloos, mud huts, tree houses, huts, wood, stone, cement, tents, tepees. 

Have lots of talk- Have you seen a home like this before?  Why do you think they have chosen to build their home this way?  Can you think of any other material people might use to build their home?

Fancy a Maths Challenge?…

How Many Buttons? 

Encourage your child to count up the number of buttons they have on their clothes that they are wearing.

Can they count your buttons?  Try counting the buttons on all of the family  

Encourage your child to write the numbers down. Now …How many altogether?

See if you can find the best way to add them all together…

Blog communications please and let us know how many you’ve counted altogether..!

Have ago at counting the Gingerbread man’s buttons:

Maths Games – Topmarks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk › maths-games › 5-7-years › counting

Enjoy your home learning! Please comment with any questions or let us know what you have been up to.


Government Supermarket Voucher Scheme

Selsdon Primary School and Nursery

Dear parents/carers,

You may have heard on the news that the government has developed a national scheme to provide supermarket vouchers to families of pupils eligible for benefits-related free school meals during the school closure. This will be via the Edenred online portal.

If you are entitled to receive vouchers through this scheme then a member of the school office staff will be contacting you today to confirm an email address to send the voucher to. We will aim to send the voucher codes via email on Friday. The vouchers are for a set amount of £15 per pupil per week. You can select from a range of different supermarkets to use them in.

If you are not entitled to benefits-related free school meals, but you are currently experiencing difficulties then please email the school office on admin@selsdonprimary.org.uk and we can discuss this with you.

Please see below for more information about…

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Home Learning 01/04/2020


Good Morning Everyone!

How are you all?

We’d love you to have a go at today’s challenge…

Get active: Join in with the song and actions!


“Gonna build a house, gonna build a house. With a chimney tall, with a chimney tall. Gonna build a roof, gonna build a roof and a garden wall, and a garden wall. And a big front door you can open wide, two small windows you can peak inside. Gonna build a house, gonna build a house. We’re gonna build a houuu-uusee”

Try a Challenge:

Talk about the different types of homes. Look at some of the pictures on …

House and Homes topic for Kids – Primary Homework Help
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk › houses › modern

Can you together remember the names of any of the homes?

If you wrote some words or a sentence yesterday – Try reading it together.

Have some fun and describe a type of home and encourage your child to say its name. For example; It has lots of floors and it can be very tall, different people live downstairs or upstairs and it can have a lift and stairs – “Flats”

Have a try at comparing different types of homes to your own home  For example, you could choose a block of flats and compare it to a bungalow
* Talk about: What is different? What is the same?
* Think about the size, and shape of windows, how many floors does it have?
* Have you ever seen this type of home before?  Where?
* Encourage your child to use sentences as you participate in conversation
* How many differences and similarities can you come up with?
* Together you could try writing a list of the differences…

​ Additional Challenge: Get creative!

Draw or create a picture of a home of your choice – it could be anything – a caravan / house / bungalow or flat – anything you choose.

Using any pencils / felt pens or anything suitable you have at home draw a picture of a home – You could paint /colour or draw patterns on your home – Choose your own style…

Encourage your child to:
* Talk about what they are going to add to the house
* What colour the house/door/windows will be?
* How many windows will it have? What shape will they be?
* What other shapes have you drawn/created?
* Does your house have trees, flowers, a garage, a chimney?
* How many floors does it have? Is it a bungalow, cottage, flat, house, caravan?

Also encourage your child to tell other members of the family about what they have done today…!

Don’t forget to leave a comment underneath. We’d love to hear from you all!
Even just a ‘hello!’



Tuesday 31st March – Good Morning Parents, Families & Children – We hope you are all well..!

It’s good to start the day the active way – Have a try at at some Phonics activities (like with flashcards, songs, segmenting and saying). List some sounds which your child will know (or is becoming familiar with) Afterwards you could talk with your child about words which begin with the same sounds.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFa0b_IIRac

Workout to the Letter Sounds | Version 2 | Letter Sounds Song | Phonics for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Today’s Literacy Challenge:

Talk about what you did yesterday – Can your child remember the names of any of the homes?  

You could look at your list or look online at different pictures of homes 

House and Homes topic for Kids – Primary Homework Help
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk › houses › modern

Today, have a try at describing your own home.

Encourage your child to use full sentences when describing their home.

For example, ‘My home has one floor and five rooms. It has a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms. My front door is yellow.’ 

Can you describe someone else’s home that you have been to? For example; can you describe your Grandma’s home?

What is different? What is the same?

As a challenge you could write a word or sentence to describe your home. 


Literacy challenge 30.3.20

Following on from our ‘Transport and Homes’ theme, this week there will be lots of learning about the different types of homes. 

You could start by asking your child the following questions:

What is a home?

What type of home do you live in?

Do you know any different types of home? 

Together, you could look at pictures of different types of homes and talk about them.   

Below is a link which shows different types of homes. For example, bungalow, flat, house, cottage, chalet, detached, semi-detached, caravan, tent, castle. House and Homes topic for Kids – Primary Homework Help
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk › houses › modern

You could talk about the different homes and have a think about the following: how many floors or windows it has? Is it attached to another building or on its own? Is it something you have seen before? What do you think it is made of?

You could make a list or mind-map together to include all of your thoughts and ideas about different homes – talk about the homes of relatives.

You could have a try at drawing pictures of the different types of homes, then encourage your child to label them. Remember to try to use the sounds they know to write words! They could even have a try at writing a sentence.

Happy home learning and if you have any comments or questions feel free to leave them on this post.

The Reception Team