Church of England School of the Resurrection

Belong, Believe, Achieve

Learning Weekly Update - Monday 1st June 2020

 
Hello Reception,
 
As we are on holiday over these two weeks.  Please feel free to complete the challenges from the previous week.  I wanted to share an extra challenge for the 2nd week of half term.
Mrs Owen has sent the teachers this exciting competition where you can show off your fantastic art skills!  If you click the link below this picture you will find lots of different ideas that you can send to my email d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk that we consider submitting for the competition.  It has to be excellent as we are limited with the amount of artwork we can send as a school.  
The following is one of the ideas that you could use:-
What inspired you? A song? A quote? Another person’s life? A place? Religion offers people inspiration to live. Sometimes an inspirational life, a person’s example, a text or a piece of music crystallizes our inspiration. In this theme, you are invited to identify what inspired you from a religion – it doesn’t have to be your own faith, as inspiration tends to spill over the edges of religions. Explain through your art and text what connects your inspiration to spiritual or religious life.
Parents if you would like to help the Reception children with the writing that is great!  You can choose any of the themes.  It would be fantastic to see some of your great work!

Click here for the Spirited Arts Competition information.

Keep up the hard work Reception and thank you in advance.
Keep safe,
Mr Smith.

Learning Weekly Update - Monday 25th May 2020

 

Hello Reception,

Mrs Windslow has asked us to share this song with Parents.  It is a song that is written about lockdown.  Mrs Windslow has asked the children to learn the song and sing along to it.
Please click this link below:
The song on its own is on: 
PARENTS: Please check out the Oak Academy by clicking on this link -  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#subjects.  The website has lots of activities for Reception.  Please check this out it is a supported and suggested tool by the government to use.
In addition to this, check out BBC Bitesize by clicking on this link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary.  This website is primarily aimed at Year One and above.  However, there will be some learning on there that is appropriate for some of your children in Reception.
I hope you are all safe and well.   Please continue to send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  I have had some fantastic learning sent to me over the past few weeks and have been able to share this on our school website.  Check out the learning here - https://www.resurrection.manchester.sch.uk/work-from-home/work-to-be-proud-of.
For the next couple of weeks, I am scheduled to be on my two weeks half term holiday.  I am still happy for you to email me with work completed at home.  I may just take a little longer to reply than usual.  
Phonics
We have reached the end of the Phase 3 sounds a couple of weeks ago with 'ure' and 'er'.  Usually, we would revise some of the Phase 3 founds that have been the most difficult for the children.   We are now moving onto some Phase 4 Phonics.  For Phase 4, I will keep the same video as last week.  Phase 3 - we are revising the 'sh' and 'th' digraphs.
Write some of the words that you learn in these videos.  Send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  Alternatively, you could use the keyboard to type the words and create a blog post to share with the class.
Maths
In Maths, we are going to be revising our 3D shapes.  We learnt this song in one of our earlier challenges back in early April.
Writing
Over the two week half term, I want to know what you have been up to over the past couple of weeks at home and what you are going to be doing over these next two weeks.  You could create a video/picture with you completing an activity and write a few sentences about it.
Please send any writing the children complete to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.
Thank you for the brilliant pieces of work that the Parents keep sending to me.  Keep up the hard work and most importantly keep safe, 
Mr Smith

Learning Weekly Update - Monday 18th May 2020

 

Hi all, 

PARENTS: Please check out the Oak Academy by clicking on this link -  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#subjects.  The website has lots of activities for Reception.  Please check this out it is a supported and suggested tool by the government to use.
In addition to this, check out BBC Bitesize by clicking on this link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary.  This website is primarily aimed at Year One and above.  However, there will be some learning on there that is appropriate for some of your children in Reception.
I hope you are all safe and well.   Please continue to send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  I have had some fantastic learning sent to me over the past few weeks and have been able to share this on our school website.  Check out the learning here - https://www.resurrection.manchester.sch.uk/work-from-home/work-to-be-proud-of.
This week, I am in school looking after the NHS children therefore, I may not reply as quickly to your emails while at school.  Please feel free to email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Phonics
We have reached the end of the Phase 3 sounds a couple of weeks ago with 'ure' and 'er'.  Usually, we would revise some of the Phase 3 founds that have been the most difficult for the children.   We are now moving onto some Phase 4 Phonics.  Also, I will start again at the beginning of the digraphs for Phase 3 for those who need a little bit more practice on those.
Write some of the words that you learn in these videos.  Send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  Alternatively, you could use the keyboard to type the words and create a blog post to share with the class.
Maths
In Maths, it is important to be able to recognise numbers immediately.  This process is called subitising.  See the two videos below.  One video is up to 5.  The other is up to 10.
Writing
I am keeping the same challenge this week.  If you have already completed one.  Then, pick another profession for this week.  If we were still in school, we would have been focusing on People Who Help Us.  This is a great topic to tackle at this time.  I would like the children to pick one person who helps us in the community for example; Police Officers, Nurses, Doctors, Teachers etc.  They can draw a picture of them and write a couple of sentences to describe what attire they wear and what they do.
Please send any writing the children complete to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.
Thank you for the brilliant pieces of work that the Parents keep sending to me.  Keep up the hard work and most importantly keep safe, 
Mr Smith

 

Learning Weekly Update - Monday 11th May 2020

 
Hello Reception, 

I hope you are all safe and well.   Please continue to send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  I have had some fantastic learning sent to me over the past few weeks and have been able to share this on our school website.  Check out the learning here - https://www.resurrection.manchester.sch.uk/work-from-home/work-to-be-proud-of.
Phonics
We have reached the end of the Phase 3 sounds last week with 'ure' and 'er'.  Usually, we would revise some of the Phase 3 founds that have been the most difficult for the children.   We would usually revise some of the Phase 3 tricky words.  This week we will revise the tricky words from Phase 3 and introduce the Phase 4 tricky words.  We will revise some of the more difficult sounds next week.
Write some of the words that you learn in these videos.  Send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  Alternatively, you could use the keyboard to type the words and create a blog post to share with the class.
Maths
In Big Maths, some of the children were starting to tackle number bonds to 10.  I would like the children to learn this Jack Hartmann song.  They can use their Blue Maths books to write down their numbers bonds to 10.
Writing
If we were still in school, we would have been focusing on People Who Help Us.  This is a great topic to tackle at this time.  I would like the children to pick one person who helps us in the community for exampe; Police Officers, Nurses, Doctors, Teachers etc.  They can draw a picture of them and write a couple of sentences to describe what attire they wear and what they do.
Please send any writing the children complete to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.
Thank you for the brilliant pieces of work that the Parents keep sending to me.  Keep up the hard work and most importantly keep safe, 
Mr Smith

Learning Weekly Update - Monday 4th May 2020

Hello Reception, 
I hope you are all safe and well.   Please continue to send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  I have had some fantastic learning sent to me over the past few weeks and have been able to share this on our school website.  Check out the learning here - https://www.resurrection.manchester.sch.uk/work-from-home/work-to-be-proud-of.
Phonics
We are now moving onto some new sounds.  I have set just two sounds rather than three this week as this may be a little bit harder.  The two sounds are 'ure' and 'er'.  'ure' is a tripgraph - this means there are 3 letters that make 1 sound.  'er' is a digraph - this means there are 2 letters that make 1 sound.
Write some of the words that you learn in this video and other words that may contain these sounds.  Send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  Alternatively, you could use the keyboard to type the words and create a blog post to share with the class.
Maths
The children absolutely love singing and dancing along to these shape songs in class.  This week, I would like the children to revise their 2D shapes.  In addition, I would like them to revise their 3D shapes.  As a challenge you can focus on how many edges and vertices each shape has.
If the children would like to draw some of these shapes - that is fantastic.   Please send a picture to my school email address d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.
Writing
If we were still in school, we would have been focusing on People Who Help Us.  This is a great topic to tackle at this time.  I would like the children to write a thank you note/letter to somebody who helps them or others for example; The brave Nurses and Doctors working for the NHS.  They could write a letter to you - the Parents who are working hard at home looking after and teaching the children while school is closed.  
Please send any writing the children complete to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.
Thank you for the brilliant pieces of work that the Parents keep sending to me.  Keep up the hard work and most importantly keep safe, 
Mr Smith

Learning Weekly Update - Monday 27th April 2020

 

Hello Reception,

I hope you are all safe and well.   Please continue to send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  I have had some fantastic learning sent to me over the past few weeks and have been able to share this on our school website.  Check out the learning here - https://www.resurrection.manchester.sch.uk/work-from-home/work-to-be-proud-of.
Phonics
We are now moving onto some new sounds.  I have set just two sounds rather than three this week as this may be a little bit harder.  The two sounds are 'ear' and 'air'.  They are trigraphs.  Trigraphs are when three letter shapes make just one sound.
Write some of the words that you learn in this video and other words that may contain these sounds.  Send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  Alternatively, you could use the keyboard to type the words and create a blog post to share with the class.
Maths
The children absolutely love singing and dancing along to these counting songs in class.  This week, I would like the children to revise their numbers from 1 to 20.  If they are feeling very confident with this, play the 1 to 100 Jack Hartmann song.  
If the children would like to write down their numbers from 1 to 20 - that is fantastic.  Please send a picture to my school email address d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk
Writing 
In school, we would have been looking at animals and their life cycles.  We would have had the Chicks in School.  I would like the children to find out some information about insects or animals that we associate with summer for example; bees and wasps.  What information can they find out?  Can they take any pictures of insects that come near to the house?  Please send any writing the children complete about their different insects to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.
Thank you for the brilliant pieces of work that the Parents keep sending to me.  Keep up the hard work and most importantly keep safe, 
Mr Smith

Learning Weekly Update - Monday 20th April 2020

Hello Reception

I hope you are all safe and well.  I am posting the challenge a few days earlier this week as I am scheduled to be in school all next week looking after the key workers children.  Please continue to send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  I have had some fantastic learning sent to me over the past few weeks and have been able to share this on our school website.  Check out the learning here - https://www.resurrection.manchester.sch.uk/work-from-home/work-to-be-proud-of.
Phonics
We are now moving onto some new sounds.  We have briefly covered these in class.  I have set just two sounds rather than three this week as this may be a little bit harder.  The two sounds are 'ow' and 'oi'
Write some of the words that you learn in this video and other words that may contain these sounds.  Send your learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  Alternatively, you could use the keyboard to type the words and create a blog post to share with the class.
Maths
It is time to revise our doubling this week.  I have introduced some new doubles to give you a challenge.  Listen to this song and write down your doubles in your Maths books.  Remember to take a photo and send the learning to d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  Alternatively, you could post your sums on the blog page.
Writing
We have had the opportunity to spend some time at home over the last few weeks.  I want you to write me a couple a sentences about what you have been doing.  I bought a house in December and have had the chance to do some work on my house.  As there is no football at the moment to watch and when I have finished my school work - I have been cleaning, cooking, painting in the garage and have been mowing the lawn outside.  In the evening, I have been practicing my football kick ups in the garden.  What have you been up to?  Let me know and get your mummy/daddy to send to my email d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk
Thank you for your brilliant pieces of learning that you have been sending.  Keep up the hard work and most importantly keep safe, 
Mr Smith

 

Hello Reception,

As well as the learning challenges posted here and on the school website - you can complete activities in Mini Mash.  Remember to click on the Mini Mash section of the website.  I have created a folder for this half term.  I will continue to add to this folder like I did before the Easter break.
Please see Mini Mash Summer 1 pin below.  When you login to Mini Mash, you will be able to click on the pin to access your current learning challenges.
Thank you and keep safe, 
Mr Smith

Learning Weekly Update - Monday 6th April 2020

Hello Reception, 
Please keep checking out the school website - https://www.resurrection.manchester.sch.uk/work-from-home/reception-1 for further and regular updates.
 
Phonics Challenge
 
ar, or, and ur 

 

Write down some words that contain these digraphs/trigraphs.  You can send them too me at d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk

Maths Challenge


Can you work on finding one more than a given number up to 20.

What is one less than 17?

What is one less than 2?

You could use objects in the garden or around the house to help with counting.

 

Writing Challenge

Can you write a sentence about the Easter story.  Please see the video below to give you some ideas.


Write the sentence in the comments box on the blog or send to my email: d.smith@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk.  I place the best examples on work on the blog and on the school website.

 

I wish you all a Happy Easter Sunday and keep safe.

Mr Smith.