Mesty Croft Academy

Believe and Achieve

Search
Translate

Reception

The team in EYFS are all here to support you and your families every step of the way. We recognise that this is a difficult time for us all and we want you to know that your e-mails do not just have to be about the work that we are setting, you can contact us if you’re feeling worried, or you need to talk about something. We are here to help! Both children and parents can email us at:

 

receptionclass1@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk (Mrs Aggarwal)

receptionclass2@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk (Mrs Thickett)

 

The Stretchy Materials book is not available on a free link, so as an alternative investigate Playdough with these Stretchy Superhero sheets:

Our pictures of 'The Rainbow Fish'.

Rainbow Fish Writing

Rainbow Fish maths

Rainbow Pictures

Our beach pictures

Work inspired by the poem 'Rain'

Buzz ... Buzz ... Buzz ... Buzzy Bee

Sunflowers

Exploring Trees

Scientists Madly Investigating Melting Ice Cubes.

Lets get creative is enlarged below.

Colourful Summer Collage

Kite Designs

Up and Away in our Beautiful Balloons.

Summer Shape Pictures

Looking After the Pennies - Money

Online Maths Activities

Weather Diaries

Memory Game

Junk-Modelled Lighthouse

We're going on a Butterfly Hunt ...

Fabulous Fruity Patterns!

Super Phonics work with Fred the frog!

"We discovered it was 'thank a teacher day' so Shaylon has made all of you a thank you card!"

https://youtu.be/JOlbSE0CmNM

click above for the caterpillar song 👆🐛

Week 6

Week 5

 

Links you will need for today's learning:

 

The sound of the day: https://www.mestycroftacademy.co.uk/phonics/

 

9.30am RWI: https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR3309aPY5BVAWaQ4Xbnv1yfXHnLn2UsElhA2V6YgfKb57gmDV_1qkfH3R4

 

These films are streamed live and will not be able to be viewed at other times.

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am, word time at 9.45am and spellings at 10am.

Set 2 Speed Sounds and word time 10am and spellings at 10.15am.
Set 3 Speed Sounds and word time at 10.30am and spellings at 10.45am. 

 

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Get creative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ReNKZiZNc 

 

PE with Joe Wicks can be completed anytime of the day by clicking this link: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Links you will need for today's learning:

 

The sound of the day: https://www.mestycroftacademy.co.uk/phonics/

 

9.30am RWI: https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR3309aPY5BVAWaQ4Xbnv1yfXHnLn2UsElhA2V6YgfKb57gmDV_1qkfH3R4

 

These films are streamed live and will not be able to be viewed at other times.

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am, word time at 9.45am and spellings at 10am.

Set 2 Speed Sounds and word time 10am and spellings at 10.15am.
Set 3 Speed Sounds and word time at 10.30am and spellings at 10.45am. 

 

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Understanding the World VE Day clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpaA_tZJV00

 

Get creative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TlWcL9sVnc

 

PE with Joe Wicks can be completed anytime of the day by clicking this link: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Super home learning 04.05.20

Violet's been busy baking!

Louie and Jude's Frog!

Still image for this video

Let's go on a bug hunt!

Toby's delicious homemade ice cream using yoghurt and a medicine syringe!

Toby's indoor washing line!

Yummy chocolate brownies!

Amazing work!

Links you will need for today's learning:

 

The sound of the day: https://www.mestycroftacademy.co.uk/phonics/

 

9.30am RWI: https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR3309aPY5BVAWaQ4Xbnv1yfXHnLn2UsElhA2V6YgfKb57gmDV_1qkfH3R4

 

These films are streamed live and will not be able to be viewed at other times.

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am, word time at 9.45am and spellings at 10am.

Set 2 Speed Sounds and word time 10am and spellings at 10.15am.
Set 3 Speed Sounds and word time at 10.30am and spellings at 10.45am. 

 

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Maths song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A

Watch the lifecycle of a frog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmlaclb3K2o

Sing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJOSoJNeu54

 

 

PE with Joe Wicks can be completed anytime of the day by clicking this link: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Interactive links for some of today's learning. Maths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnrHLsHOVgM

28/04/20

 

Here is the Story of Supertato for you to read today.

 

You can also watch an animated version of the story here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rze89HB9u8g

 

Links you will need for today's learning:

 

The sound of the day: https://www.mestycroftacademy.co.uk/phonics/

 

9.30am RWI: https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR3309aPY5BVAWaQ4Xbnv1yfXHnLn2UsElhA2V6YgfKb57gmDV_1qkfH3R4

 

These films are streamed live and will not be able to be viewed at other times.

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am, word time at 9.45am and spellings at 10am.

Set 2 Speed Sounds and word time 10am and spellings at 10.15am.
Set 3 Speed Sounds and word time at 10.30am and spellings at 10.45am. 

 

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Maths Big number song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y

 

PE with Joe Wicks can be completed any time of the day by clicking this link: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

24/04/2020

Links you will need for 23/04/20 learning:

 

The sound of the day: https://www.mestycroftacademy.co.uk/phonics/

 

9.30am RWI: https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR3309aPY5BVAWaQ4Xbnv1yfXHnLn2UsElhA2V6YgfKb57gmDV_1qkfH3R4

 

These films are streamed live and will not be able to be viewed at other times.

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am, word time at 9.45am and spellings at 10am.

Set 2 Speed Sounds and word time 10am and spellings at 10.15am.
Set 3 Speed Sounds and word time at 10.30am and spellings at 10.45am. 

 

Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

PE with Joe Wicks can be completed any time of the day by clicking this link: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Please click the Interactive links below for learning slide 21/04/20

 

RWI reading: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Dotty Maths:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Mazc-SsG0

Read: What the Ladybird Heard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzNIERZUyEM

 

Dont forget PE with Joe Wicks at 9am :

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k

 

20/04/2020

heartYour amazing learning!heart

Keep up the hard work you are making us so proud.

smiley

 

 

Watch link: How does food get into a tin can? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0hxrGp1IJI

Home Learning Packs for children:
For children who are self-isolating and have only mild symptoms that do not prevent them from completing work, please see attached some activities that may be completed at home.

Please find below the interactive links listed in the above tasks:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/please-log-in

 

Can you find out what a shadow is?

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOIGOT88Aqc

Phonics

Check out our phonics noticeboard!  You will find 3 short speed sound lessons which will be updated daily. Use the link below to access this. https://www.mestycroftacademy.co.uk/phonics/

Home learning/our curriculum/phonics 

 

Daily Phonics Lesson at home - a new film every day, Monday to Friday. Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with an RWI trainer every day for the next two weeks. 

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm           
Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm    

 

https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ?fbclid=IwAR3309aPY5BVAWaQ4Xbnv1yfXHnLn2UsElhA2V6YgfKb57gmDV_1qkfH3R4

Ditty - Day 4 - 26/03/20

We have really enjoyed receiving your e-mails and photographs, thank you!

 

Here's some examples of the amazing learning taking place at home.  

Home Learning from Monday 23rd March:
 
Every day, this section of our year group page will be updated with daily work before 8.50am, for your child to complete at home.
Please remember to take lots of photographs and stick these in your child’s journal.
We look forward to receiving your e-mails!
 
The children may wish to lead their own learning and learn about something that interests them. For example, Space, animals, plants, etc.

 

Any work that children complete can be emailed to their class teachers using the following email addresses: 
 
Mrs Aggarwal: receptionclass1@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk
Mrs Thickett: receptionclass2@mestycroft.sandwell.sch.uk
 
Work that you wish your class teacher to see, may be completed electronically, or simply a photograph. We will provide individual feedback to you and can also answer any questions/queries that you may have. Schools remain open for vulnerable children and those of parents who are key workers. Therefore we ask that you give us up to 24 hours to respond to your work/questions, as we may not immediately be available to you.

This is an unusual time for us all, but we encourage children to continue their learning at home with the support of both yourselves and accessing their class teacher's support remotely.
 
Monday 23rd March

Welcome to Reception!

 

A warm welcome to you from all the team!

 

For the first few weeks of the term we will be concentrating on settling the children in to their new environments, establishing rules and routines and meeting new peers.

 

We are all looking forward to a fantastic year with the children. 

 

 

 

You are now a full time member of Mesty Croft Academy, and are about to embark on an amazing learning journey.

We recognise that every child is unique! Learning happens when you are engaged and motivated in your play; it also happens when you are happy and secure in your learning environment. Here at Mesty Croft Academy, we are very proud of our enabling environment where you will begin your lifelong love of learning.

 

Your year in Reception will be bursting with fantastic learning opportunities, ensuring that your time in Reception will be one that you will never forget. Each day will include Phonics, Literacy and Maths sessions, as well as opportunities for child-initiated learning using a range of vibrant learning spaces, both indoors and outside.

 

We foster and promote positive learning behaviours; believe and achieve!

 

 

 

 

The Early Years curriculum is split into 7 areas of learning.

Here’s what we will be focusing on this term:

 

Personal, Social & Emotional Development:

Build confidence settling in to a new class and environment, play alongside others, building up new friendships, share their experiences and skills with others, adapt behaviour, become familiar with routines and class rules

 

Communication & Language:

Speaking and listening to each other, sharing ideas, responding to instructions, answering questions, learning new songs and using language in imaginative play.

 

Physical Development:

Show preference for a dominant hand, move with confidence in a range of ways and explore the outdoor area.

 

Literacy:

Sharing stories, book handling skills, using pictures to tell stories, learning letter formation rhymes, developing speaking and listening skills, hearing initial sounds in words, beginning to make marks and form letters.

 

Mathematics:

Counting and recognising numbers to 10, Forming numbers to 10, exploring repeating patterns.

 

Understanding of the World:

Creating self-portraits, exploring changes through the seasons, learning about different cultures and religions.

 

Expressive Art and Design:

Using imagination in play, singing songs and dancing, selecting colours for a purpose, mixing paints, making representations of people, animals and objects.

Parent Voice - Autumn Term 
Magic Moments: Please remember to send your child's 'Magic Moment' slips so that we can celebrate their achievements together.
Remembrance Day
"This is a soldier and he is fighting to keep us safe."
Phonics Set 1 Sounds for you to practise at home

Helping your child to read at home

 

The Read Write Inc. Phonics approach teaches children to read sets of sounds and then blend them to read words.

 

The books that they read at school will only contain the sounds they’ve already learned, so children learn quickly and confidently.

 

First your child will learn to read:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds (sounds written with one letter): 
  • m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f e l h r j v y w z x
  •  and sounds written with two letters (your child will call these ‘special friends’): 
  • sh th ch qu ng nk ck
  • Words containing these sounds, by sound-blending, e.g. m–a–t mat, c–a–t cat, g–o–t got, f–i–sh fish, s–p–o–t spot, b–e–s–t best, s–p–l–a–sh splash
  • At school, they will read Read Write Inc. PhonicsSound Blending Books and Red, Green and Purple Storybooks.

What is Fred Talk?

 

The children have been introduced to a toy frog called Fred! Fred can only say the sounds in a word and needs your child to help him read the word. Fred will say the sounds and children will work out the word. For example, Fred will say the sounds c–a–t, and children will say the word cat. This is Fred Talk: sounding out the word.

Have fun with Fred Talk at home!

 

“What a tidy r-oo-m!”

 

“Where’s your c-oa-t?”    

 

“Time for b-e-d!”

 

Phonics learning at home....

Can you hear and say the first sound you hear in a word?

Can you have a go at writing the first sound you heard in a word?

You can support your child hearing the first sound by playing ‘eye spy’ and then let them have a go by writing the letter.

 

 

Maths learning at home....

Can you count up to 10 and back?

What happens to the numbers when you count forwards each time?

What happens to the numbers when you count back each time?

Can you have a go at writing your numbers up to 10?

Pencil Grip

Capturing the Learning in Reception!

Paint Blowing!
We created some beautiful artwork by blowing colourful paint across the paper using straws! 

Spider Hunting!

We went on a mini beast hunt to see what we could find today!

Fun Writing!
Chinese New Year!

We had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year this week!

We took part in lots of fun activities such as making dragons, willow painting, boiling noodles and tasting lots of delicious Chinese food!

Parent Voice -  Spring Term

Pancake Day!

World Book Day!

 

We had lots of fun sharing our favourite stories with each other! 

Top