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Learning From Home

Our aim, during this difficult time is to keep children at MPL thinking hard, gaining knowledge and honing their skills. It is important to help them maintain a routine and retain positive mental and physical health. We must strive to provide a consistent, positive point of contact in what will be a very unsettling time for many children. Please check this page daily for new learning from home activities.

Please be assured that our daily updates are simply a suggestion and we do not want you to worry about whether everything is completed every day. We want the resources and ideas to be helpful and not a hindrance. The work can be completed at any time. At this unusual time, our main priority is that our children and families are happy and healthy, so lots of playtime, reassurance, Facetime with friends and cuddles with a book or movie is also what is needed.  

 

Below, there is a link to a child friendly book: Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus. If your children have questions about it, this is a good one to answer some of them. You may want to have a look yourself first. 

 

Suggested timetable

We would recommend that you spend the following lengths of time on each activity per day:

Reading (activity sheets or reading book)

15 mins

Handwriting practice (letters and numbers)

15 mins

Writing

15 mins

Maths

15 mins

Regular physical activity

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Easter Holiday Activity Ideas

The class pages will not be updated over the Easter holidays but here are a few ideas for activities if you would like something to keep you and your family busy.

We wish you all a very happy Easter break.

 

Printable Documents

Daily Learning: 03/04/20

Hi Leapfrog and Jumping Jacks! 

Another week of Learning from Home is almost complete. Well done for all of your efforts on completing the work this week. As it is Friday today, don't forget to have a Friday Night Disco at home with your family! Here is your suggested Learning from Home for today. We have some problem solving for you from the Easter Bunny- send us a picture of your attempt! Please send them to the email address for Mrs Funnell and Mrs Gillo- reception@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk

Below are today's activities:

  • Problem solving task

    Draw out some easter eggs like the ones below, add the lines so each egg has 3 sections. Using just three colours, can you make each egg different?

    Eg Egg 1- red, green, yellow/ Egg 2- red, red, green/ Egg 3- green, yellow, yellow, Egg 4- yellow, red, green.

  • Writing- More tricky word practise today- Draw a picture and write about your favourite part of the week, include the word 'my' in your sentence. (Remember to use the sound mat that we gave you to have a go at sounding out words yourself before asking your grown ups!)

  • Phonics/ Reading- 

    Tricky word bingo (children have played this in school)

    On a piece of paper- ask children to draw a line down the middle and then across the middle so they have 4 boxes. Ask them to write 4 tricky words- 1 in each box. (Choose from he, she, we, me, be, you, all, are, her, was, they, my)

    Call out the words and ask your child to cross off the ones they have written and call bingo when all 4 have been crossed out.

    You could even do this over facetime with your friends!

  • Read one of the allocated books on Bug Club or school reading books (remember these can be read more than once so children are really familiar with them)

  • You could also reuse the Picture and Caption sheets from last week by cutting out the pictures and captions separately and matching them together. 

  • Maths-

  • This week's PSHE theme is - 'Stranger Danger'. Read or watch the story 'Little Red Riding Hood', ask your child should she have spoken to the wolf? Explain that a stranger is someone that they have never met. There can be kind strangers but some are unkind. They do not always look scary- they can be men, women or older children.
  • Some rules to follow: Never tell a stranger your name or where you live. Never take anything from a stranger (especially sweets, money or an animal). Never go with a stranger.
  • Make a poster about one of these rules. 
  • Tune into Joe Wicks' YouTube channel at 9am for a live workout
  • Use GoNoodle for a physical activity breaks - the children love Banana, Banana, Meatballs and all the Maximo dances! https://app.gonoodle.com/
  • Or go on one of Andy’s Wild Workouts…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmrxy/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-7-up-in-the-air

Printable problem solving worksheet

Daily Learning 02/04/20

Hi Leapfrog and Jumping Jacks! 

Here is your suggested Learning from Home for today. Please be assured that our daily updates are simply a suggestion and we do not want you to worry about whether everything is completed every day. We want the resources and ideas to be helpful and not a hindrance. The work can be completed at any time. At this unusual time, our main priority is that our children and families are happy and healthy, so lots of playtime, reassurance, facetime with friends and cuddles with a book or movie is also what is needed.  

 

Here is the reception email address: reception@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk

Please continue to send your pictures or any questions to Mrs Funnell and Mrs Gillo.

Below are today's activities:

  • Make an Easter card to send to a relative or friend- here are some ideas...

      

     

  • Writing: Write inside your Easter card. Use the Tricky word ‘to’ and have a go at sounding out ‘Happy Easter….love from….’

  • Phonics Bug  http://activelearnprimary.co.uk/ 

    Ask your child to sing the Alphabet song. Play game- Unit 9 (ai, ee, igh, oa, oo)- Language

    Read one of the allocated books on Bug Club or school reading books (remember these can be read more than once so children are really familiar with them)

  • Maths: Today we are thinking about 'adding 1'. Have a go at playing the game below.

  • This week's PSHE theme is - 'Stranger Danger'. Read or watch the story 'Little Red Riding Hood', ask your child should she have spoken to the wolf? Explain that a stranger is someone that they have never met. There can be kind strangers but some are unkind. They do not always look scary- they can be men, women or older children.
  • Some rules to follow: Never tell a stranger your name or where you live. Never take anything from a stranger (especially sweets, money or an animal). Never go with a stranger.
  • Make a poster about one of these rules. 
  • Tune into Joe Wicks' YouTube channel at 9am for a live workout
  • Use GoNoodle for a physical activity breaks - the children love Banana, Banana, Meatballs and all the Maximo dances! https://app.gonoodle.com/
  • Or go on one of Andy’s Wild Workouts…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmrxy/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-7-up-in-the-air

Daily Learning: 01/04/20

Hi Leapfrog and Jumping Jacks! 

April Fools' Day! We can't believe April is here! It has been lovely talking to most of you over the last few days, it has certainly cheered up our days. Here is your suggested Learning from Home for today. We would love to see some of your Easter pictures. Please send them to the email address for Mrs Funnell and Mrs Gillo- reception@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk

Below are today's activities:

  • Log on to Oti Mabuse's youtube or facebook channel for her daily dance class- today it is a dance from the 'Greatest Showman' (I know we have got lots of fans of the film and songs in Reception)
  • Handwriting practice: x , y , z

  • Writing- We are going to be practising the tricky words we have learnt so far. Think of and then write a sentence with the word 'he' in it. Draw a picture to match your sentence. Remember to use the sound mat that we gave you to have a go at sounding out words yourself before asking your grown ups!

  • Phonics/ Reading- Have a go at playing this game. The instructions are at the bottom of the sheet. You could copy it onto a piece of paper or print it out (if you have access to a printer - see worksheet section below for document)
  • Read one of the allocated books on Bug Club or school reading books (remember these can be read more than once so children are really familiar with them)

  • You could also reuse the Picture and Caption sheets from last week by cutting out the pictures and captions separately and matching them together. 

  • Maths- Use the formation sheets from last week to practise writing number 1. You could also write it in shaving foam or put some salt or rice in a tray and use your finger to write it (see worksheet section below for document)

  • Go on a hunt around your house- can you find: 1 toothbrush, 1 shoe, 1 fork. As an extra activity, you could start to make your own number book and draw a picture of the objects you have found '1' of. You can then add to this each week. 

  • This week's PSHE theme is - 'Stranger Danger'. Read or watch the story 'Little Red Riding Hood', ask your child should she have spoken to the wolf? Explain that a stranger is someone that they have never met. There can be kind strangers but some are unkind. They do not always look scary- they can be men, women or older children.
  • Some rules to follow: Never tell a stranger your name or where you live. Never take anything from a stranger (especially sweets, money or an animal). Never go with a stranger.
  • Make a poster about one of these rules. 
  • Tune into Joe Wicks' YouTube channel at 9am for a live workout
  • Use GoNoodle for a physical activity breaks - the children love Banana, Banana, Meatballs and all the Maximo dances! https://app.gonoodle.com/
  • Or go on one of Andy’s Wild Workouts…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmrxy/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-7-up-in-the-air

Daily Learning: 31/03/20

Hi Leapfrog and Jumping Jacks! 

Here is your suggested Learning from Home for today. We would love to see some of your Easter pictures. Please send them to the email address for Mrs Funnell and Mrs Gillo- reception@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk

Below are today's activities:

  • Make an Easter picture for your front window of your house to cheer up your neighbours- here are some ideas...

  • Handwriting practice: u , v , w
  • Phonics Bug  http://activelearnprimary.co.uk/ 

    Ask your child to sing the Alphabet song. Play game- Unit 9 (ai, ee, igh, oa, oo)- Sounds

    Read one of the allocated books on Bug Club or school reading books (remember these can be read more than once so children are really familiar with them)

  • Maths. Whilst we are not in school, we are going to be focusing on a 'Number of the week' and using Numberblocks to help us! This week is Number '1'. Today watch Numberblocks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7APNVVdrx5M. Go on a number hunt around your house to find the number 1 in comics, food packaging, boxes for games and puzzles, clocks. 

  • This week's PSHE theme is - 'Stranger Danger'. Read or watch the story 'Little Red Riding Hood', ask your child should she have spoken to the wolf? Explain that a stranger is someone that they have never met. There can be kind strangers but some are unkind. They do not always look scary- they can be men, women or older children.
  • Some rules to follow: Never tell a stranger your name or where you live. Never take anything from a stranger (especially sweets, money or an animal). Never go with a stranger.
  • Make a poster about one of these rules. 
  • Tune into Joe Wicks' YouTube channel at 9am for a live workout
  • Use GoNoodle for a physical activity breaks - the children love Banana, Banana, Meatballs and all the Maximo dances! https://app.gonoodle.com/
  • Or go on one of Andy’s Wild Workouts…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmrxy/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-7-up-in-the-air

Daily Learning: 30/03/20

Hi Leapfrog and Jumping Jacks!  It's the start of a new week of Home Learning. This week will be slightly different as there are not as many sheets to complete from the pack. You can obviously complete anything you didn't get done last week too! As it is nearly Easter we thought we would link all our activities to Easter this week. 

We really have loved receiving photos of you last week, please keep them coming or if you have any questions about the learning set then email Mrs Funnell and Mrs Gillo -  reception@mountpleasant.herts.sch.uk

Below are today's activities:

  • Youtube- Watch the story ‘We’re Going on an Egg Hunt’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q35GN23ZFzM

    Talk about the animals you see in the book. Have you been to a farm, what animals did you see there?
  • Draw a picture of an animal you see in the book and write a sentence about it.
  • Handwriting practice: q , r , s , t
  • Phonics- Ask your child to sing the Alphabet song

    Log on to Phonics Bug. http://activelearnprimary.co.uk/ Play game- Unit 8 (ch, sh, th, ng)- Language (scroll right to the end)

  • Read one of the allocated books on Phonics Bug or a school reading books (remember these can be read more than once so children are really familiar with them)
  • Look at the Spring ispy and count the number of each object.

  • Answer the following questions-

    Which has the most?

    Which has the least?

    What is the difference between the most and the least?

  • Tune into Joe Wicks' YouTube channel at 9am for a live workout
  • Use GoNoodle for a physical activity breaks - the children love Banana, Banana, Meatballs and all the Maximo dances! https://app.gonoodle.com/
  • Or go on one of Andy’s Wild Workouts…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmrxy/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-7-up-in-the-air

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The Big Numbers Song

It's a numbers song for children and adults. Count from 0 to 100 and from a hundred to a trillion. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved. This is an ORIGINAL song written in 2011 - any copying is illegal.

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