Murphy Class Reception

If your off for a few days here are a few suggestions of ideas while you are at home:

Teach your monster to read is a free app until the 23rd of March which helps children learn to read.

Twinkl are offering a free at home learning kit : https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/eyfs-reception-share-a-story-school-closure-resource-pack-t-tp-2549371

Please listen to your child read.

On youtube watch discovery education for phonic videos.

Can you search around the house for 2D shapes (e.g. circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon etc) or 3D shapes (e.g. cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, pyramid, triangular prism.)

In the bath or playing in the sink can they show you when their container is full, empty and half full?

Please can you write about the ducks, or the Very Hungry Ladybird?

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ have lots of games to play. 
We started halving this week, if you would like to practise with their toys.

Can they draw their favourite memory with their family?

What technology do you use around the house?

Can you do some baking at home and take pictures and write the instructions?

On youtube the children are very good at joining in with cosmic kids yoga for mindful stretching.

please play games where you share and take turns.

 www.ictgames.com have english and maths games check which games are aimed at Reception.

can you design your own Easter egg? Tell your adult anything you know about Easter and Lent? 
Can you make up a shop? Can you match the right coins to the right amounts? Can you add two coins together? 
go to  https://www.themathsfactor.com/with activities from 4-11.

Here is maths to complete daily https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

On youtube watch: How to wash your hands NHS song.

Share a story!

Handwriting rhymes

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Reception normally practise their handwriting everyday! If you would like to practise at home these are the rhymes we use. 

Welcome to Murphy Class!

 

Our class rules.

We are kind to our friends

We always walk in the classroom.

We are fantastic at tidying up.

 We share nicely.

Reception Documents 

We always plan from our children's next steps. We are currently learning about stories!

Here is our class timetable and our current topic web. 

Long term plans 2019-2020

Come and play in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Information for Parents

 

Our outdoor classroom is as important as our indoor classroom..

Next Step Meeting

Our next step meeting is Wednesday 1st April at 1.30, please come in through the foundation stage garden. We will not be out on the playground at the end of the day.

Jill Murphy 

We are named the Murphy class after the author Jill Murphy. Our favourite books by Jill Murphy include Peace at Last, The last Noo Noo, Whatever next and the series of books about the Large Family. We have our class mascot called Bert. He visits the children's homes during weekends and half term breaks. 

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Our amazing displays!

Holi festival

We celebrated Holi festival. We learnt dances and then performed them to our families. We then threw powder paint at each other! We had lots of fun!

Ducklings trying the water

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Duckling 4 hatching

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Duckling 2 hatched at 5.25 3/3/20

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Duckling number 1 hatched at 1.10pm on 03/03/2020

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There is a lot of moving in the egg...

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Somethings happening...

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What's in the egg?

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Look closely what can you see moving in the egg?

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Something exciting has turned up in Reception! We wonder what will be in our eggs!

Reception experiencing the snow!

Growth Day- February

We worked together to draw a story map for Peace at Last. We then acted out the story together.

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We have had lots of rainy days in January so we decided to get changed into wetsuits and go outside to paint the puddles!

We used the musical instruments to play along with the Cave Baby song.

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Cave Baby song

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Cave Baby song

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Our story topic this term is routines. We have been reading Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson

We have had lots of fun finding the elves each day that are visiting the school for Christmas!

The Three Little Pigs

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We made masks then acted out the story in the hall!

The Three Little Pigs

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We made masks and acted out the story of The Three Little Pigs.

The Three Little Pigs

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We acted out the story of the Three Little Pigs! We made masks of our favourite characters.

Trip to the Post Office

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We walked to the Post Office to post our letters to Father Christmas! We paid the ladies who worked there. They said they would send them straight to the North Pole!
On Monday we gave up our usual timetable and instead concentrated on how we look after the environment and how we look after ourselves. We called it Growth day. We went on a little pick and did a bar graph to show all the litter we found. We spoke about why it was important to be happy and what we did to make ourselves happy. We spoke about why it was important to look after the environment and what we could do to help.

We made poppies to remember the soldiers that fought in the war.

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The Gigantic Turnip

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We acted out the story of The Gigantic Turnip using the masks we made earlier in the week!

This week we have started our new story "The Gigantic Turnip". We have made pictures using vegetables like the artist Giuseppe Arcimbaldo. We also made and tasted a delicous and healthy vegetable soup.

We made Diwali lanterns and had our hands painted with Mendhi patterns

We have had a lovely week learning about Diwali - The festival of lights

We made Diva pots out of clay and decorated them

We made sweets to give to our friends to make them feel happy

We used lots of different techniques to make fireworks and traditional Rangoli patterns

We dressed up in sarees and danced to Diwali celebration music

Rosie's Walk

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We acted out the story of Rosie's Walk and helped retell the story.

Harvest Festival - We have been learning about the importance of giving to others during Harvest Festival.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

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We went on a Bear hunt!

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We're On A Bear Hunt

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We used musical instruments and played along to the beat while we retold the story.
We have been working on our fine motor skills! These help develop the muscles which help use hold pencils correctly! We love these activities!