Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Nursery

Talk and play is a key part of our provision when the children are in school. So we would ask that this continues whilst the children are at home and use this opportunity to play with your child as this interaction, modelling of language and generally having fun will have HUGE benefits for your child. 

 suggested structure for your child’s day (this is by no means set in stone as the children are young and we want to ensure the children are happy)

 9am: 

Joe Wickes Live- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

A fab way for the whole family to be active, have fun and kick start the day 

9.30am-10.30am: 

Play Whether this be outside in the garden, building a model from lego, crafting, whatever your child wants to do. It would also be beneficial for the TV to be off at this point and get involved with your child as much as you can. 

10.30a.m-11am: 

Snack and a story. This would be the usual time we stop in school to have our milk and snack. You could read your child a story at this time. There are links on the home learning packs to a range of interactive and animated stories to share with your child. You could also use the link below to discuss one of the questions of the day. 

https://www.topsypage.com/questions

11am-12pm: 

Play 

12pm-1pm: 

Lunch time and (weather permitting) a run around outside. Leave this play quite open as this would be the time when children would be having their lunch and having a break outside. 

1pm-2.30pm: 

Play. You could use this time to give your child some screen time such as playing a game on a tablet or their favourite TV programme as a reward

2.30pm-3pm: 

Fruit and a story. You could also use this time as “talk time” to talk about what they have enjoyed doing today. Is there something in particular that they would like to do tomorrow? We will also send some videos of staff reading a story that you can use with your child. There are also links in the home learning pack to lots of online and interactive stories you can share with your child. 

Reception

​Talk and play is a key part of our provision when the children are in school. So we would ask that this continues whilst the children are at home and use this opportunity to play with your child as this interaction, modelling of language and generally having fun will have HUGE benefits for your child. The Reception children do have a little more structure to their day with a specific time for phonics and maths teaching so we suggest that you try and implement this into your child’s day. 

A suggested structure for your child’ s day (this is by no means set in stone as the children are young and we want to ensure the children are happy)

9am: Joe Wickes Live- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

A fab way for the whole family to be active, have fun and kick start the day 

9.30am-10am: RWI Phonics Set 1 Speed Sounds Lesson. This is a live stream so can’t be done at another time. We do RWI first thing in the morning as the children tend to be at their best for phonics learning at this time. 

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

10.00a.m-10:45am: 

Play. Whether this be outside in the garden, building a model from lego, crafting, whatever your child wants to do. It would also be beneficial for the TV to be off at this point and get involved with your child as much as you can. 

10.45a.m-11am: 

Snack and question of the day. This would be the usual time we stop in school to have our milk and snack. As you know the children have a question of the day as they enter the Reception classroom. This would be an ideal time to have “tal time” with your child as well as having a familiar activity they do in school to do at home.  Use the link below to discuss one of the questions of the day. 

https://www.topsypage.com/questions

11am-12pm

Play

12pm-1pm: 

Lunch time and (weather permitting) a run around outside. Leave this play quite open as this would be the time when children would be having their lunch and having a break outside. 

1pm-1.15pm:

Maths activity. There are ideas of maths activities in the home learning packs. I will also update you via the 2EvidenceMe App on specific activities you can do with your child linked to what we would be doing in school. 

1.15pm-2.30pm:

Play. You could use this time to give your child some screen time such as playing a game on a tablet or their favourite TV programme as a reward. 

2.30pm-3pm: 

Fruit and a story. You could also use this time as “talk time” to talk about what they have enjoyed doing today. Is there something in particular that they would like to do tomorrow? We will also send some videos of staff reading a story that you can use with your child. There are also links in the home learning pack to lots of online and interactive stories you can share with your child. 

The above is just a guide as to how you could give some structure to your child’s day and is very much down to your child’s needs (and more than likely their mood!!) Keep an eye out for any updates sent via the 2evidenceMe App and please use the app to send us any photos or videos of your child at home-we’d LOVE to see them!

There were lots of links sent in the home learning packs with ideas of games and activities you could do at home. Twinkl has lots of songs that you could learn with your child at home. Counting songs are fab to get some maths into their learning! We will keep you up to date with other activities you can do with your child through the website and our 2EvidenceMe App (this app is specifically for the children in Nursery and Reception and not for any siblings further up the school)   

*PARENT INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2SIMPLE APP*

 http://help.evidence.me/parent-share/help-for-parents/

If you have any questions or want any extra information just drop us an email to moorfield.eyfs@salford.gov.uk. If anybody is struggling with the app or thinks they don’t have access to it, please use the above email and I can get this sorted. 

We hope you all stay safe and happy. We miss you and really look forward to seeing you as soon as it’s safe to do so. 

Mrs Lowes, Mrs Toolan, Mrs Wright and Miss Selvidge. 

Year 1 & 2

Recent Maths Focus:

Topic we have just been learning about was fractions

Y1– recognising and showing a half and a quarter of a shape and amount.

Y2-Recognising and showing ½ , ¼, 1/3, ¾ 2/3 of a shape and amounts.

Common misconceptions:

Y1– Mixing up half and a quarter (splitting into 2 or 4).

-Not sharing amounts into 4 groups when finding a quarter of an amounts.

Y2– Not looking at the correct amount of groups when finding ¾ 2/3 of an amount

e.g. What is ¾ of 16? Children share equally into 4 groups but only count the amount in 1 group and find ¼ instead of counting up how many altogether in 3 groups.

Current  Maths topic we have started learning about is geometry (shape)

Y1– Identifying 2D and 3D shapes and being able to identify some properties of 2D shapes.

Y2– identifying 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.

Common misconceptions:                             

Y1– Calling a shape a rectangle instead of an oblong and not recognising shapes when they are shown in different orientations e.g. upside down.

Y2– Thinking corners and vertices are the same thing- a corner is where 2 sides meet on a 2D shape, vertices are where 3 edges meet on a 3D shape.

Thinking sides and edges are the same thing- sides=2D shapes edges=3D shapes.

Year group timetables focus:

Y1– 2 timetables- doubling and halving numbers and counting in 2s.

Y2– 2, 5 and 10 timetable- counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

                    -learning timetables

                    -using timetables to help solve division problems

                   e.g. _____÷ 2=6 children work out 6×2 to find the missing number.

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Other resources

Useful websites:

Google ‘Espresso education’

Choose ‘espresso’ from the login drop down list

Username: Student37707

Password: moorfield

Choose ‘Key Stage One’

There are a wide variety of activities and videos covering lots of curriculum areas:

Y1- English- Phonics activities and big books

      Maths- number and place value, addition and subtraction, money, shape.

Y2- English- Grammar and Punctuation and big books.

      Maths- number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, money.

Year 1/ 2- Geography- weather videos and activities

                   Science- plants and seasons videos and activities.

BBC Bitesize- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Useful subjects to look at on the site:

English

Maths

Science- Plants

Geography- Exploring the world- UK

Religious education- Christianity and Judaism

A message from your teacher:

I hope you are all keeping well and adjusting to learning at home – we will be back to normal before you know it I am sure! Remember to listen to the adults at home and try your best to carry on with the fantastic learning you have been completing so far this year – you are all amazing! 

I will miss all of your ‘show and tells’ and seeing your faces but remember at the moment you are safer at home than you are at school.

I think you are all amazing and love each and every one of you,

Miss Threlfall