Reception General Resources, Internet Links, Agency Documents, Phonics Note.
All the documents and links below are the ones that used to be on our main Reception closure page.
I have just moved them on to their own page so that it is easier and quicker for you to access the daily plans. The main, original page was getting quite full!
If you click on the links below it will download the document.
Mini Mash / Purple Mash Reception General Login. If you ever misplace your individual log in you can use this one and still access your childs individual tray when saving work.
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe Playdough Recipe.
https://www.online-stopwatch.com/eggtimer-countdown/full-screen/ Link To an online sand timer that we use in class.
Easter Resource From Manchester Diocese - The Childrens Changing Places group, which is linked to the Diocese, has asked every school to share this resource with their families. There are some nice Easter activities included. However, a number of the suggestions require specific resources that families might not have access to, so please do not feel any pressure to use it or to complete all the activities! It might just give you some nice ideas of things to do as a family during what would have been the official Easter break.
Parent Help Sheets
The link above is for 'Oxford Owl' from Oxford University Press. It is a free eBook library you could use since we are unable to change home reading books weekly.
Practical Activity For Number bonds to 10 - I Can't take any credit! The idea came from Seb and his Mum. I just put the idea into a word document! Thank you.
Below are internet links (in red font) to sites that you may find useful generally or that may be referenced in some of the daily activities.
Links will be in alphabetical order to try to make it a bit easier to find them.
I will try to add to these links as we go along but in the meantime, if you find or know of any other sites that you think would be good to share with the class please contact me via the class e mail and I will add them on to here.
I have now rearranged these links slightly and added a separate subheading underneath for physical activity internet links (30.3.20).
Actiphons - https://actiphons.com/ Online phonics teaching site. I have to admit I do not know much about this but I do know another school in our cluster uses it instead of Phonics Play. If it is possible to access, it could be another avenue to explore if the Phonics Play site gets too busy and it might have ideas and resources to supplement any other phonics activities that I set.
Additional Maths Games Suggestions - Additional Links to Interactive Maths Games.
BBC Schools - Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary Although this mentions KS1 and KS2, Reception children will be able to access some of the learning and resources.
BBC - CBeebies https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies We often use this for Alphablocks video's/activities and for Numtums. Once on the homepage if you just type those words into the search section it will bring them up for you.
Numberjacks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWKuiktSh-V3E4ysPU0VC3Q On here you can find Numberjacks videos that we sometimes use in class.
Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ This will be referenced a lot when I talk about phonics and suggest phonics interactive games. This is usually a subscription site but they are now providing a free parent login - Username: march20 Password: home
Purple Mash/Mini Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stsaviour This is used throughout school. Your child's individual login has been sent home. The Reception part of Purple Mash is called 'Mini Mash'. It has a range of activities on supporting things like literacy, maths, music, art and obviously computing. Click on the following green link to download a parent guide. Purple Mash Parent Guide
TopMarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Website that contains a range of interactive games, included our well used 'gingerbread man' game.
Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ This site offers a number of activity sheets and resources that we use in class and in our continuous provision to reinforce learning. It has resources for all areas of learning.They are now currently offering free access to this site.
Twitter www.twitter.com We would love to see what you are up to and see all your smiling faces on our new Reception Class twitter page @ReceptionSav. You can also still use the school twitter page.
Physical Activity Internet Links
Andy's Wild Workouts - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06tmmvz/andys-wild-workouts Recommended by Annabelle. If the link does not work then go to BBC I Player and put 'Andy's Wild Workouts' into the search option.
Bramah Fitness - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYLZgKbCK6A 15 minute family workout link. - Or go on to YouTube and google Bramah Fitness and scroll down to the family workout clip.
Cosmic Kids Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ I have been given this link Alysia. I have heard a few of our class are already doing it as an alternative to Joe Wicks. If the link does not work you can go onto YouTube and put 'cosmic yoga' into the search. Apparently I have heard you can choose a theme and it links a story with yoga. Just had a quick look and it looks like fun.
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) Daily PE Workouts https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ From what I understand, if you subscribe (free) to this YouTube channel daily workouts will be shown every weekday morning at 9:00am
PE with Key Sports - https://www.keypesports.co.uk/ Mr Fenton that comes from Key Sports to do PE with Yr1 - Yr5 and ran the half term holiday club will be posting activities and games with his colleagues that can be completed inside or in the garden. You might also be able to access this via Twitter - @keypesports
Agency Support Documents
Below are links to various documents provided by agencies to support with issues related to COVID 19 and the current lockdown. They are aimed to support yourselves as parents and some offer support and advice for you to use with your children.
Bolton Educational Psychology Service - Newsletter 7.5.20 (Playing And Having Fun Whilst Staying At Home.)
In Reception we teach phonics in ability groups. We use 'Phonics Play' to deliver the governments 'Letters and Sounds' programme. Phonics play provides planning, online games and printable resources. During this period of closure I appreciate that it will be extremely difficult to deliver the programme as we would in school due to resources available etc...
It will also be difficult to direct specific planning/learning as it is monitored weekly. We often deliver a weeks worth of plans and then the following week recover/revise aspects that children found hard the previous week.
What I plan to do is, at the start of each week, post a link to the schools adapted phonic play plans that your child would have been likely to be following. You can then have a look and if possible practice some of the suggested activities, using support from the phonics play website. The link to this website is in the 'Internet Links' section on this page. Your child should know their group name. (They came up with their own phonics group names!) However, I will also reference the literacy group name as this was sent home before the closure.
In addition though, on the daily overviews I will suggest an interactive phonic game or a practical activity that can be carried out. This will mean that even if your child is unable to follow the specific weekly phonics overviews, they will still be receiving daily phonic practice and support to maintain progress within this important aspect of learning.