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Reception

Hello there, 

 

Here is the last-but-one home learning pack for this school year. 

There are yet more pirate things, some counting and Maths sheets which should be straightforward to use, lots of investigations and outside activities. And some fun but wacky dancing and singing. Please have a go! 

 

I will be in touch with one more week of learning next Friday. 

 

Stay safe, take care and keep washing your hands! 

From Miss Collins 

 

Home Learning Week Beginning 6th July 2020

Handwriting

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Letter t and letter f

The Pirate Cruncher - Jonny Duddle

Another brilliant story read by the author, Johnny Duddle.

Toby Stephens: CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Missing Treasure!

Toby Stephens reads his second CBeebies Bedtime Story: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Missing Treasure!

Banana Banana Meatball - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle

Sing and dance along to this song about pattern. Can you keep up and do all the moves?

Knicky Knacky Knocky Knoo - Moose Tube | GoNoodle

Challenge... can you do it in the right order?

Home learning photos 29th June 2020

Jump the tricky words!

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Home Learning week 12 29th June 2020

Homemade Bubble Blower (with a Sock!)

How to make a brilliant bubble blower with a bottle and a sock. You can change the bubbles by using a piece of net (from a bag of oranges perhaps) to make big float-away bubbles!

Handwriting

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Letters b and h

Tricky words for the chalking game. Start with the easy words and work your way up to the phase 4 words.

Pirates Next Door

Johnny Duddle, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2012, is here for #Storytime today to read his wonderful story, The Pirates Next Door. Arrr...

The Storm Whale By Benji Davies - Storytime Book Reading

A nice gentle story maybe for bedtime!

A visitor to Oliver’s garden 🦔

A visitor to Oliver’s garden 🦔 1 Do you think this little fellow...
A visitor to Oliver’s garden 🦔 2 ...is learning to drive the tractor?

Home Learning Week Beginning 22nd June 2020

A present from Mrs Dalby

A present from Mrs Dalby 1 A great wave using free motion embroidery. Wow!

Name these tunes...

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Albert is playing music from some films you might know. Can you name any of the films?

Albert’s answers

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Summer and Lennon’s new puppy

Summer and Lennon’s new puppy 1
Summer and Lennon’s new puppy 2 This is Cobe...
Summer and Lennon’s new puppy 3

Bug playground

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Handwriting

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n m

The Night Pirates - Storytime Book Reading

Tom is a little boy, Tom is a little boy about to go on a fantastic adventure!

Wave designs

Wave designs  1 Here are two little wave designs from me!

An easy way to make a pirate hat!

Have a go at making your own!

Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 36 | Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A fast-paced and fun kids yoga adventure about making the most of whatever treasure we f...

Home Learning Week Beginning 15th June 2020

Shapes in the house

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Crabbing with the twins!

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Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts & published by Macmillan Children's Books

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Part 2

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Shape hunts around your homes!

Mrs Dalby’s kindness shape and pattern activity. Try and make your own heart shape!

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Mrs Dalby’s kindness shape and pattern activity. Try and make your own heart shape!  2
Mrs Dalby’s kindness shape and pattern activity. Try and make your own heart shape!  3

The great wave by Miss Collins

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A work in progress...

The great wave

The great wave 1 Still not finished. More tomorrow!
The great wave 2 All done!

Handwriting

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Letter e

A parcel from Mrs Vickery...

A parcel from Mrs Vickery... 1
A parcel from Mrs Vickery... 2

Miss Collins’s shape hunt

Home Learning week 9 8th June 2020

A ‘Cup of Tea Tuesday’ surprise from Mrs Vickery

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Ellie’s story

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The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai  1

Stories for wellbeing, if the children are worried or missing their friends...

 

A story from Mrs Thrush. A Four Part Epic

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Part 1.
Please note the arrival of the lost luggage.

Part 2

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Part 3

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Part 4

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Home Learning Week 8 1st June 2020

Home learning (and some back at school learning!) week 8 photos

More music from Albert

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Name that tune 1

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Name that tune 2
Thank you Albert!

Half term fun!

Half term fun!  1
Half term fun!  2
Half term fun!  3
Half term fun!  4

Frog Corner!

Frog Corner!  1 Tadpoles!
Frog Corner!  2 Tadpoles with their back legs
Frog Corner!  3 Mini frogs...
Frog Corner!  4 ....ready to go back in the pond.

Sienna’s Bird Feeder

Sienna’s Bird Feeder  1 Spread peanut butter on a cardboard tube
Sienna’s Bird Feeder  2 Roll in seeds
Sienna’s Bird Feeder  3 Make sure it’s all covered and pressed in
Sienna’s Bird Feeder  4 Hang up and wait for the birdies!

Home Learning Week 7- Monday 18th May 2020

Ellie’s Rainbow Fish Poem

Ellie’s Rainbow Fish Poem  1

From Mrs White...

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Something to make you smile 😀

Caterpillar Corner

Caterpillar Corner 1 There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf....
Caterpillar Corner 2 Wiggle wiggle! 🐛
Caterpillar Corner 3 He’ll eat the leaves around him till he’s full!
Caterpillar Corner 4 A cocoon is what he’s spinning for his home...
Caterpillar Corner 5 ...spin spin!
Caterpillar Corner 6 He will be a butterfly and fly away...
Caterpillar Corner 7 ... Flap flap!
Caterpillar Corner 8

Agatha’s Puppet Show!

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Part 1

Agatha’s Puppet Show

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Part 2

Mrs Dalby’s kindness jar

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Kindness jar part 2

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Wind Sock

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Lucy’s Den

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Make an eco wind sock

A surprise from Mrs Vickery

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Come and listen to a story 

A Squash and a Squeeze

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Part 1

A Squash and a Squeeze

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Part 2

What the Ladybird Heard

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What the Ladybird Heard

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Part 2

Mrs Vickery’s story

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Part 1

Mrs Vickery’s story

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Part 2

Mrs Vickery’s story

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Part 3

A story for Reception

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Agatha wanted to read a story for her Reception friends. Here she is with Mrs Vickery...

Dinosaur Roar

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By Paul and Henrietta Strickland. By kind permission of Macmillan Children’s Books.

Stanley- the frog who didn’t give up

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Part 1
An original story by Mrs Thrush

Stanley

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Part 2

The Gruffalo

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The Gruffalo

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Part 2

The Gruffalo

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Part 3

Mrs Vickery and Albert

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Name that tune

Leaf people

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Outdoor learning

Signs of spring in the garden

Song time

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Down in the Jungle.
Join in with your friends!

Reception

 

The Reception Class at Dunster First School is taught by Miss Collins.

Mrs Vickery also teaches in Reception, most Tuesdays.

Support assistants are Mrs Nicholls and Mr Hardie.

Mrs Shambrook comes in to hear us read on Tuesdays and Mrs White comes to help on Fridays.

During their time in Reception, the children spend most of their days learning through play and by exploring the world around them. We are always very busy! Below are some photos taken throughout the year that show just some of the exciting things we get up to.

 

Some information about learning in Reception

Getting busy and settling in to school life

Cleaning the swimming pool

Cleaning the swimming pool 1
Cleaning the swimming pool 2
Cleaning the swimming pool 3
Cleaning the swimming pool 4

Getting to know Snuffles and Fluffy our guinea pigs

Getting to know Snuffles and Fluffy our guinea pigs  1
Getting to know Snuffles and Fluffy our guinea pigs  2
Getting to know Snuffles and Fluffy our guinea pigs  3
Getting to know Snuffles and Fluffy our guinea pigs  4
Getting to know Snuffles and Fluffy our guinea pigs  5
Getting to know Snuffles and Fluffy our guinea pigs  6
Getting to know Snuffles and Fluffy our guinea pigs  7
Getting to know Snuffles and Fluffy our guinea pigs  8

A walk to Conygar

A walk to Conygar  1 Climbing down the steep steps
A walk to Conygar  2 We stopped for a rest in the ruined castle!
A walk to Conygar  3 We found all sorts of interesting things!
A walk to Conygar  4 Exploring
A walk to Conygar  5 and investigating

Making bonfire and firework pictures

Making bonfire and firework pictures 1
Making bonfire and firework pictures 2

Our first visit to the Moorland Edge

Music Fun with the Boom Whackers

Music Fun with the Boom Whackers  1
Music Fun with the Boom Whackers  2

Winter in the school field

Winter in the school field  1
Winter in the school field  2
Winter in the school field  3
Winter in the school field  4

Fire fighters

Fire fighters  1
Fire fighters  2
Fire fighters  3

A monster!!!

A monster!!! 1

Junk Robots

Junk Robots  1
Junk Robots  2
Junk Robots  3
Junk Robots  4
Junk Robots  5

Tyre printing

Tyre printing  1
Tyre printing  2
Tyre printing  3
Tyre printing  4

Phonics

Phonics  1
Phonics  2

Independent writing

Independent writing 1
Independent writing 2
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