Thursday 4th June 2020

Hello,

If you are a parent from Rabbit Class and this is not your first visit to this website, please click here to jump to today’shome teaching section’.

If this is your first visit to this website site, please read the next few paragraphs to familiarise yourself with the setup and function of this website.

This is a template blog post in which I share the daily adult led input normally delivered to the children in my reception class.

In this blog post there is a phonics input, a sentence writing input and a maths input; please see the relevant section below).

The wording of this blog post will be the same every day, with only the ‘teaching input’ content changing. This will allow me to post quicker, with less typos and allow regular visitors to become familiar with the structure so they can focus on delivering the content to the children in their care.

The goal of this website is to inform, rather than entertain adults, so they can support the progress of the children.

Please note, I have created this website as this information doesn’t easily fit on Class Dojo, the normal platform I use to communicate with the parents of the children in my class. This means that the content posted is based on my class’s needs and current place in our curriculum.

Parents outside of Rabbit Class are more than welcome to use this content to support their children learning at home, however I will not be taking requests to create specific videos. The children of Rabbit class are my priority.

It might be worth reading the pages ‘a guide to using this website’, ‘copyright infringement’ and ‘resources’.

The home teaching section:

Phonics

This term we are recapping all of the phase 3 program.

Today we are learning about ‘ear’. Here is a 1 minute overview of the sound. It is designed to be used as a reference guide for parents on the correct sound pronunciation and letter formation. I have previously posted this on Class Dojo.

Following on from the above, here is today’s session which has a writing focus.

Presentation taken from Twinkl

If you are interested in finding out more about our phonics teaching strategy, please click here.

Sentence Writing

Today’s sentence should be “The bearded dragon is green.”. Please ask the children to remind you of the three things we need for a sentence – a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

Image taken from here.

Ideas for a phonically decodable extra sentence the children could attempt to write with support from you and their sound mats are:

The dragon is in a tree.

The bearded dragoon has horns on its back.

The dragon is on twig.

Maths

This week we are focusing on ‘length, height and distance’. Today we are thinking about length.

For today’s session you will need just a piece of paper and a pencil.

Today, I would like the children to answer some questions about the following 5 caterpillars.

Image taken from Twinkl.
  • How could we measure the length of each caterpillar? (the answer I am looking for is count the circles that make up the caterpillar, either including or excluding the head, along as they are consistent).
  • Which is the longest caterpillar?
  • Which is the shortest caterpillar?
  • Which caterpillar is longer than Kevin?
  • Which caterpillar is shorter than Chad?
  • Can you draw a caterpillar than is longer than Helen?
  • EXTRA challenge – Can you draw a caterpillar that is longer than Chad but shorter than Peter?

Thank you as always for your support.

Please email any comments, questions or feedback to receptionroy [at] burntmill.essex.sch.uk

Mr Vullo

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