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Monday 22nd June

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 7:06am

Good Morning Reception, 

Hope you have all had a great weekend and found some sunshine! We are looking forward to welcoming some children back into school today and can't wait to see them. Home learners continue to check the class blog page for your link to Padlet activities. Here is the Padlet link for today's home learning:

https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre

Continue to send us photos and videos of your learning at home on our year group email:

receptionhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Have a lovely day!smiley

Reception Stars!!

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 11:27am

Well it's Friday again and in Reception we have had some very busy children (and parents!!!)wink

This week these children have worked really hard and we are so PROUD of them. Enjoy watching the video and why not dance along to it!

We are looking forward to seeing some of you in school next week in our small bubbles. For those of you who will be continuing with your home learning keep looking on the class blog pages where they will be a link for Padlet each day. 

Have a lovely weekend! Let's hope the sun shines!!

Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams

Friday 19th June

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 10:14am

Good Morning Reception! Happy Friday! :)

Today is Friday, which means..... it must be CHALLENGE FRIDAY!
Don't forget to click onto Padlet, at https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre and have a go at one of the challenges demonstrated by Mrs Iqbal and I!! We love seeing your creative ideas!!

We have also posted today's sentence of the day and a fluent-in-five for you to have a go at! 

Don't forget to email in pictures of your learning to receptionhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk. We enjoy hearing from you and seeing what you have been getting upto in your learning and outside of school!
 

Have a lovely weekend, and we look forward to seeing some of you back in reception on Monday!

 

Love Miss Williams and Mrs Iqbal

19th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 19

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 8:53am

Hello Wildlife Wardens of Ravensbury!

We’ve reached the end of another week getting out in the wild. We have such a lot of beauty in our world. Remember that when you see something in the wild.

Today’s challenge is to draw a wildflower. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law have lived in lots of amazing places around the world. Some of the photos at the bottom are from places as far away as Saudi Arabia and some are from my local woods. Can you find a wildflower and draw it?

Have a fun filled day

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Weekend Challenges:

If you want to keep in touch with nature over the weekend why not try our day 20 and day 21 challenges? Get up early to watch sunrise and then wait for the sun to set at the end of the day. I’d love to see your photos.

 

 

Thursday 18th June

Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 9:29am

Good Morning Reception!
 

Don't forget to take a look at Padlet! Mrs Iqbal and I have posted lots of exciting learning activities for you to take part in today! Just click on the link! https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre

 

We can't wait to see your work! :)

 

Love Miss Williams and Mrs Iqbal

18th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 18 πŸ€”

Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 7:23am

Good Morning once again Ravensbury!

Time really is flying. We are over half way through our wild month enjoying our time learning about and enjoying nature.

Today’s challenge is about sticks! Your challenge is to find a stick.  What can you pretend your stick is? Will it be a wand? Can you turn it into a pencil and write in the mud with it? Let your imagination GO WILD!    

Have a fun filled day

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Photos of past challenges:

Here are more photos from one of our wonderful wildlife wardens who spent the day yesterday chasing rainbows. Thank you for taking part again and making us smile

 

Wednesday 17th June

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 8:36am

Good Morning Reception!

This week is flying by! We are already half-way through the week!
 

Take a look at today's home learning by going onto Padlet.

https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre

 

Don't forget to email in pictures of your work!
 

Love Miss Williams and Mrs Iqbal

17th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 17 🌈

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 7:43am

Hope today will be a Wild Wednesday Ravensbury! I bet the ducks enjoyed yesterday’s weather. It was tremendous to watch!

Today’s challenge is to see if you can race to find the colours of the rainbow before you get wet in the rain! Maybe you’ll find an orange flower and green grass? These are the colours you are looking for and remember to send in your photos:

violet indigo blue green yellow orange red

If you see a rainbow send in a photo too.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Photos of past challenges:

Yesterday I discovered that a squirrel’s front teeth never stop growing. Squirrels must gnaw to keep their teeth at the right length. What did you find out?

I also hear this beautiful birdsong every night at tea time. Does anyone know what bird is singing?

 

Tuesday 16th June

Date: 16th Jun 2020 @ 8:34am

Good Morning Reception!

Take a look at Padlet today for all of your home learning activities!

https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre 

Don't forget to send emails or pictures of your work to receptionhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk! We LOVE hearing from you all!

 

Love Miss Williams and Mrs Iqbal

 

 

16th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 16 πŸ’»πŸ¦’πŸΎπŸ•·πŸ¦†

Date: 16th Jun 2020 @ 7:36am

Happy Tuesday Ravensbury!

I hope you are well and you managed to get out yesterday before the thunderstorms. It’s a bit cooler today but hopefully we’ll have some sunshine later.

You can see my butterfly buffet challenge at the bottom. The butterflies didn’t come but there were a couple of visitors and this morning half of the peach I put out had gone! I wonder who enjoyed it. What do you think?

Today your challenge is to go outside, find some wildlife and then google facts about them. What’s the most interesting fact you can find? Write down your answers and send a photo or send a short video in telling us what you’ve discovered about our wild friends outside.

Have a  terrific Tuesday

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Photos of past challenges:

Here are a couple of visitors to my garden. Someone has half a peach tucked away for a treat later!

15th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 15 πŸ¦‹

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 8:26am

Good morning Ravensbury!

Welcome to week 3 of our Summer Term and the beginning of our third week going wild. Did you manage to find something wild over the weekend?

I went to our local woods with my family and I hugged a tree. It made me smile, as you can see in the photo at the bottom. Send in your photos if anything you got up to over the weekend.

Today we are going to help our fluttery friends by giving them a treat. See what visits your garden when you put out a sugary buffet for the wildlife. I'm hoping I get some butterflies. 

 

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Photos of past challenges:

Thank you to the lovely children in these photos for completing the hug-a-tree challenge. I think there was some hug-my-family too! Plus take a look at some of our children in school, enjoying going wild at break time. Great big smiles from everyone. 

Monday 15th June

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 8:07am

Good Morning Reception!

I hope you have all had a lovely, restful weekend! The sunshine decided to come back out, yay!

Today we have posted a selection of learning activities onto Padlet!

Click on the link here: https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre

 

Don't forget! The columns start with ‘Hello Reception’ and end with ‘Useful websites.’When you click on a resource it will enlarge and you will be able to download and print it out if you wish to or just use it on the screen of your device. When you click on a video you will be able to play it using full screen.  

 

Enjoy! We can't wait to see pictures of your fantastic home learning!

 

Love Miss Williams and Mrs Iqbal

Reception Stars of the Week!

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 4:08pm

Well done to all of these reception children for their fantastic home learning this week!! :)

12th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 12 🌳

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 8:02am

Hello again!

I wonder who will go wild today to find their nearest tree. Will there be a mass of Y5 wildlife wardens invading Clayton green spaces to hug a tree or will it be Year 2 that aces this challenge?  I look forward to finding out.

I’m going to look for a really old tree. Make up your own challenges over the weekend and discover what is outside your door then send the photos in to me.

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

 

Photos of past challenges:

More EYFS ‘Wonderful Wildlife Wardens’ sent in some stunning photos of the wildlife they’d discovered in their gardens over the past couple of days. Did you know there was a big hotel open near you?   

 

Reception Stars!!!

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 6:53am

We have seen some amazing work this week from some Reception Stars!!! 

Well done everyone you are making us very PROUD!!!smileyheart

Watch the video below to see what these stars have been doing...

 

Friday 12th June

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 6:48am

Good Morning Reception, 

Happy Friday everyone!!! Where has this week gone? I can't believe it's nearly the middle of June aswell! It's looking cloudy again today, hopefully the sun may shine a little later. 

Friday in Reception means challenges. On your Padlet link scroll towards the right and you will find the column called 'Friday Challenges.' Remember this half term we want you to choose your challenge from the list posted on Padlet. Which one will you choose today...? In that column you will find the challenge sheet, idea sheet and the video from us explaining the challenges in detail. 

We have also added a Friday 'Sentence of the of the Day' and 'Fluent in 5' to keep those skills going! Click the Padlet link below:

https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre

We can't wait to see which challenge you choose today!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams

receptionhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

Thursday 11th June

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 8:23am

Good Morning Reception, 

How are we all today on this cloudy Thursday? I'm hoping the sun will shine a little later. We hope you are ready to begin your home learning today. Your home learning activities are ready on padlet. Use the link below: 

https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre

Don't forget to login into Numbots and play a maths game or check out one of the other useful websites on the padlet page. 

Have a lovely day:)

Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams

receptionhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

 

11th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 11 πŸšπŸ€

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 7:44am

Good morning Ravensbury!

If you’re wild enough to accept the challenge then here is what you can do today: 

Channel your inner Captain Jack Sparrow or Captain Pugwash (ask your parents and grandparents who this is) to find a hoard of treasure on your latest walk on the wild side. Collect anything you find and keep it in a treasure box. Remember to wash your hands when you come home.

Bonus joke of the day:

Why are pirates called pirates?

Because they arrrrrrrrr

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

 

Photos of past challenges:

More ‘Wonderful Wildlife Wardens’ have been spending time in nature and discovering new and interesting things around them. Aisha sent this beautiful blue sky photo in from our blue challenge yesterday and we have some young explorers that are fascinated by their upclose encounters with minibeasts. 

Numbots

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 10:18am

Morning!! 

Just a quick reminder about Numbots. Well done to all of you who are playing the Numbot games online. These games are really good at practising your maths skills at home. 

If you haven't got your child's login details send a request to:

receptionhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk   

10th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 10 πŸ¦‹πŸ’§

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 9:12am

Hello Wild Things!

Today is all about being blue. NOT feeling blue (that means feeling sad) but looking for blue in the wild. Can you take photos or draw all of the blue things you see outdoors today?

Enjoy your wonders of the wild outdoors today

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos into my home learning email please:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

 

Photos of past challenges:

Our latest ‘Wonderful Wildlife Wardens’ have sent in photos of themselves throwing their litter away, bird spotting and using their art skills to create very realistic representations of wildlife. I’m really impressed with what they are discovering in their wild outdoors. Thank you for joining in.

By the way – so far The Foundation Stage are wildest of our school (FIST PUMPS AIR!) They’re wilder than KS2 who are wilder than KS1.

Challenge on for those of you who haven’t sent in photos yet…

 

Wednesday 10th June

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 8:17am

Good Morning Reception, 

Hope you are well and getting ready for another day of home learning. I can't believe it's middle of the week again! Where is this week going? The rain is back today, I was getting used to all the sunny weather. I'm just getting ready for my run before settling into a day of working at home and teaching Adam! 

Here is the link for padlet with today's activities: 

https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre

We can't wait to see your photos and videos from today's learning. I'm waiting to see you walk the plank with Miss William's counting in 10s activity!!

Enjoysmiley

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams

receptionhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

 

9th June 30 Days Wild - Challenge 9 πŸ—‘

Date: 9th Jun 2020 @ 8:30am

9th June 30 Days Wild - Challenge 9

Good morning,

Today sees a challenge that we should do every day. Litter is a big problem for wildlife. It can hurt them and so I’d like to see if you can pick up litter to make your area tidy and safe for the animals that live close to us.

  • DO NOT pick up anything that could hurt you.
  • ALWAYS do this activity with an adult.
  • WEAR protective gloves if you have any.
  • USE a litter picker if you can.

Send me your litter picking photos in to:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

Have a great day

From Mrs Ganner

Daily Update:

We’ve had some amazing photos in from children in the Foundation Stage. Look at how happy they are looking after the wildlife they have found. They are being really careful too. Read what they say about their learning:

‘We have been out in the parks and garden looking for wild life. We saw some ducks with babies and a spider in the garden. We also have 3 snails which we look after and feed them every day.’ 

‘This is my friend the worm. I have been watering it and feeding it. Worms don't have any legs because they wiggle.

You really are ‘Wonderful Wildlife Wardens’

Tuesday 9th June Padlet Home Learning

Date: 9th Jun 2020 @ 8:27am

Good Morning Reception,

We have some very exciting news to share with you this morning. All our home learning has been moved to the website called Padlet which you can access using the link below:

https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre

Each day we will remind you on the class blog page and we will give you the link to the padlet page with the day’s work on it.

 

The padlet page design is very easy to follow and use. It is organised in columns which you can scroll down to see the information for each section. The columns start with ‘Hello Reception’ and end with ‘Useful websites.’

 

When you click on a resource it will enlarge and you will be able to download and print it out if you wish to or just use it on the screen of your device. When you click on a video you will be able to play it using full screen.  

 

We hope you like padlet as we think having everything on one page will be easier than scrolling through all the blogs on the class pages. We will continue to post our weekly celebration blog on Fridays. Watch the video at the bottom of the blog showing you how to use the padlet page.

 

If you have any questions or queries please email us receptionhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams

 

8th June 30 Days Wild - Challenge 8 πŸ€πŸ¦πŸ¦‰πŸ¦†

Date: 8th Jun 2020 @ 9:10am

Good morning Ravensbury,

I hope your weekend was wild and wonderful. If you have an photos of you and your family finding wildlife in your garden, on the vale or at the park send your photos in so we can share them on our blog.

It’s the start of our second week going wild at school and we have one of my favourite activities

I love to sit in my garden recording the birds talking to each other first thing in the morning. They have so much to say to each other!

Can you hear the magpie chattering away loudly?

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk 

Have a great day

From Mrs Ganner

Update:

Watch this video to identify bird song in your garden

 

Monday 8th June - Maths

Date: 8th Jun 2020 @ 9:04am

Good Morning Reception! J

I hope you have had a lovely, restful weekend and are ready for a week full of learning!

Let’s warm up for today’s maths learning by completing a fluent-in-five! Make sure you write them down and keep them safe, as tomorrow I will be posting the answers!

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This morning we are going to be learning how to count in twos!

When we count in twos, we skip some of our numbers to help us to count quicker, identify patterns in our numbers and learn greater mathematical concepts!

Take a listen to ‘Jack Hartmann’s ‘Dancing 2s’ count in 2s’ video below to begin!

Today, we are going to practise this by beginning to recognise objects in pairs which will help us in counting in 2s forwards and backwards.

You will need:

Obvious pairs of socks and gloves, and some odd socks

2 Number Cards (see attachment)

100-square (See attached)

 

Lay the socks/gloves out onto the floor or workspace. Look at all of these things. Today we are going to make some pairs and you will be learning to count in twos.

What is a pair of something?

Things make pairs because they match and have the same colour or pattern. Your first instruction is to find the pairs and identify the odd socks!

How many things make up a pair?

There are two objects in a pair. For example, we have two feet, so we need two matching socks.

Can you count the pairs? How many pairs of socks do you have all together?

Now, let’s count the socks in ones. To make counting quicker, we’re going to practise counting in twos. Point to each pair as you count, 2, 4, 6, 8…etc

Adults to extend the counting to twos to about 10 or 20 and support children in learning to recite these numbers!

Can you link the chant to numbers on the 100 square? Point to them as you count!
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20!

Using the number cards, can you match the numbers (in 2s) to each pair like the pictures below?

 

At the bottom of this blog, I have posted links to a 100-square and number cards to support the activity above. I have also posted some more activities linked to counting in twos if you would like an extra challenge!

Please send in pictures of your work, or even just to tell me how you found your maths learning today! I can’t wait to hear from you! Enjoy!

receptionhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

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