SPRING TERM 2021 - Reception
Welcome to the Reception home learning page.
Below are activities to complete on Friday 8th January 2021.
Learning packs are available to pick up from school.
In the pack there is variety of activities including literacy, maths and topic based tasks to complete. The children do not have to complete these activities in any particular order. However, there are some dated worksheets which should be completed on the date shown as these are linked to planned lessons. The pack also includes a laminated sheet with online learning information. Your child can log onto online activities on
'Purple Mash', 'Education City' and a music resource called 'Charanga'.
If you have any questions or problems, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 8th January 2021
Complete the online activity below.
If you have already collected your pack from school, you can complete the 'th' worksheet dated 8.1.21
Look outside your window. Talk about what you can see. Complete the following sentence together, 'In the winter I see ...'
Scribe the sentence for your child. If possible, help your child have a go at writing some of the words in the sentence.
Choose your favourite online maths game to play.
If you have already collected your pack from school, you can have a go at the subtraction worksheets in the 'Taking Away within 10' booklet. Complete pages 4 - 9. Use objects, fingers or a number line to help you work out the answers. If you find that easy, can you work out the sums in your head?
Science - Investigating ice cubes
You will need:
Ice cube trays, water, food colouring, small jugs, small bowls or cups
Key Questions to ask:
What do you think will happen to the water?
What happened to the water when we put it in the freezer?
What do you think will happen to the ice cubes?
Can you tell me what is happening?
What does it feel like?
What happened to the coloured water?
What happens to the ice cubes as they get warmer?
What do you think will happen if we put the ice cube in the sun? In the fridge? In the cupboard?
What might happen if we put the melted ice cubes back in the freezer?
What words could we use to describe what happened to the ice cubes?
What did you find out?
What to do
- Begin by showing your child the ice cube trays and the water.
- Explain that they are going to make some ice cubes.
- Explain that to make water into ice, it needs to be made very, very cold, usually in a freezer.
- Support your child to pour some water into the ice cube trays and place them into the freezer. Some water could be coloured with a little food colouring before freezing.
- Talk about what the children think will happen to the water when it is in the freezer. What do they think it will look like? What will the coloured water look like?
- The next day, or once the ice cubes have frozen, take the ice cubes out of the tray and warm them slightly.
- Once they have melted slightly, give an ice cube to your child to hold. Encourage them to talk about what happens to the ice cubes as they are held and why they think the changes are happening.
- Encourage your child to place some ice cubes into the bowls and observe what happens if they are not held. Any coloured ice cubes can also be studied to see what happens when they melt.
- Discuss the words ‘melting’ and ‘melted’ and what they mean. Link to your child’s own experiences, such as eating ice lollies or ice cream or on a frosty, icy day when the sun has melted the ice on the ground.
- Challenge your child to think about places where the ice cubes would not melt or may melt more slowly or quickly. Place the bowls of ice cubes into different places to see what happens. Try places such as in a fridge, in a sunny window and in a cupboard.
- To conclude the activity, encourage your child to talk about what they found out and what happened to the water and ice cubes. The melted ice cubes could be refrozen to see what happens when they are placed back into the freezer.
Something to talk about!
What am I?
I use electricity.
People sit and watch me.
I show lots of different programmes.
Quote of the day
Everyone else is already taken.
Some useful websites for you to look at.
Young people should be active for 60 minutes per day, so if possible find a safe place to get outside (even in the garden!) and play! There are also some great online sites that encourage active learning to music. In school we use;