Sulby Primary School

'learning is a great adventure'


Hello Reception and welcome to week 9!!

I hope you have all had a great half term break and enjoyed some time out and about exploring with your family. I have had lots of fun watching the seals at the Point of Ayre, doing jobs in my garden, going for bike rides, playing on the beach and having great fun with my family.

This is your home learning for week beginning 15th June 2020. It is all in our google classroom.

This week we are going to start a new topic…..

The Circus!

Have you ever been to a circus? What was it like? Do you remember the sounds?

Listen to this link – it is all about the sounds of a circus!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/hear-to-there-circus

The Singing Mermaid

Have you ever read The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks? It is a great story about a mermaid who goes to live at a circus! If you don’t have the book at home, you can listen to the story on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KznvI5gnnvQ

Have a chat at home with your family about trips to the seaside. Have you ever seen a mermaid? Or a merman? Do you think they are real? What other creatures have you seen at the seaside? Sometimes I see seals around the IOM. What else can we spot in our manx waters? I think there is a mermaid who lives in Ramsey bay. I think she lives under the pier…. Have you ever seen her?

Beware!!! Landlubbers!!!!

Hello and welcome to Week 8 Reception!! Your home learning for week beginning 25th May 2020 is all in our google classroom.

This week we only have 3 teaching days. Monday is a bank holiday and Friday is an INSET day - a day where the teachers have a training session and the start of your half term holiday.

I hope you had fun last week creating some pirate pants. Don’t forget to post a photo of them in the classwork section on google classroom so I can see all your amazing creations! Did you write your label to go with them?

This week we have some exciting maths stories to complete using our first, then and now structure plus some pirate activities….... and First Mate Parry and I need your help! Have a look at the marooned assignment to help us please!

Love Mrs C.xxx




Google Update - urgent

We have been advised that we need parent permission to continue the children's Google accounts. The reasons for this are posted on our Google Classroom page on the website. We could do with an immediate response to prevent any disruption to children’s learning or communication.

We can accept parent authority in the form of an email to our Sulby enquiries address or by responding positively to the text that we are sending out today.



Beware!!! Landlubbers!!!!

Hello and welcome to week 7 Reception!! This is your home learning for week beginning 18th May 2020.

I hope you have all had a great week of learning and fun with your families. Have you been out exploring in the beach? Glens? On your bikes? I hope you are all ok, sending lots of cuddles to you all.

Pirate Adventure!

Have you enjoyed listening to Pirates love Underpants? I hope so. I love this story as it is funny and rhymes.


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Have you noticed that all the pirates have different patterned pants? I wonder why they chose that design for their pants?


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If you could create your own pirate pants what would they look like? Would they be designed as your treasure map so that you never lost it? Or are your pirate pants actually your secret treasure chest where you keep all your gold? Do you pants have a secret floatation system in them so that if you ever had to walk the plank they inflated so that you could float to a desert island? Do they have pictures of sharks on to scare away the sharks so they don’t eat you? Do your pants have your cutlass attached to them so that you always have it on you?

Could you have a go at making your own pirate pant design? You could either print and use the sheet below or ask your mummy or daddy to draw you a pant shape. What could you use to design it? Pencil crayons? Paint? Stick pieces on it? See how imaginative you can be!

Once you have designed your pants could you write a sentence about your pants and why you have chosen that design?

I have had a go at designing my own pirate pants……


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My pants are my spare pirate hat. If I lost my hat I would always have a spare on my pants!

I have attached all the letter formations just in case you need to remind yourself on how to do them when you are writing about your pants.

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Handwriting – We have now completed all our individual sheets for handwriting formation. Now we need to keep practising our letters so that they are very neat and carefully written. Make sure Captain Hook’s crocodile is snapping at your pencil as your write.

Please could you have a go at practising the following long ladder letters in your exercise book. Remember they all start at the top and we go down our ladder…..

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Word Walls – How are you getting on with these? Can you spot any of your words in Pirates love Underpants? Please ask your mummy or daddy to message me on gmail if you need the next sheets.

Reading – Have you had fun with the online reading books? Oxford Owl books are great and there are some really great stories!!

Spellings – I am sure you are all getting really good at our spelling sets so far. I have attached Set 5 for you to now have a go at!


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Phonics – Keep using all your known sounds and practising them lots. The more you practise the better you will be at sounding out and reading. And isn’t it amazing that you know all these sounds!!!! I will pop a copy of all the sets so far in our google classroom just in case you would like extra ones.

We have had some new sounds over the last couple of weeks. It is always good to practise these sounds and try to make some words using all the sounds you know.

Mrs Parry has made a special activity for you that will help you practise all our new sounds.

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I have made another spot the hidden word picture for you. Can you find the 8 hidden words? They are a mix of set 9, ai, oo, oa, ee.

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There are some great websites that have some fun phonic games on. These are great for practising our known sounds and reminding ourselves how amazing we are!

BBC bitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

Alphablocks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics

Maths – This week we are going to be extending our understanding of taking away and addition by counting on and back.

Parental guidance.

It is useful for the children to use real objects to see that the quantity of a group can be changed by adding on or taking items away. The First, then, now structure can again be used to create mathematical stories in meaningful contexts. Try to encourage your child to count out all of the items at the start, add on or take away the required amount practically and recount to see how many are left.

Continue to encourage your child to represent the number stories using 10 frames, number tracks and their fingers.

We are still working within 10 so that the children are confident with the process before we move to larger numbers. When we move to larger numbers we introduce them in particular ways so that the children really understand the wholeness of a number. This is essential for their learning further up the school.

Please continue to use the number track and tens frame examples shared last week to support your child.

Activity 1- Hidden items. Counting on.

Count out 5 objects (cubes, lego bricks, buttons, biscuits). Ask your child to check how many there are and ensure that they know there are 5 objects. Cover the objects with a cloth, check that they are happy there are still 5 under the cloth. Then, as the watch, place 2 more objects under the cloth.

Ask the children to tell you how many objects there are now. Encourage them to represent the objects with their fingers and model counting on. 5…..6, 7.

Lift the cloth to check that they are correct. Count the original 5 objects then the additional ones.

You could also say 5 and 2 more is 7. We now have 7 buttons etc

Repeat the activity using a different number of objects and changing the amount you add under the cloth.

Key questions to ask could be;

How many cubes did we have at the start?

How many cubes did 1 add?

How many cubes will be under the cloth now?

How did you work it out? (encourage your child to work it out by counting on their fingers on use their knowledge of number bonds)

Activity 2 - Hidden items. Counting back.

Count out 8 objects (cubes, lego bricks, buttons, biscuits). Ask your child to check how many there are and ensure that they know there are 8 objects. Cover the objects with a cloth, check that they are happy there are still 8 under the cloth. Then, as the watch, take 3 objects from under the cloth.

Ask the children to tell you how many objects there are now. Encourage them to represent the objects with their fingers and model counting back. 8…..7,6,5.

Lift the cloth to check that they are correct. Count the objects that are left to check your answer.

You could also say 3 fewer than 8 is 5. We now have 5 buttons etc

Repeat the activity using a different number of objects and changing the amount you take away under the cloth.

Key questions to ask could be;

How many cubes did we have at the start?

How many cubes did I take away?

How many cubes will be under the cloth now?

How did you work it out? (encourage your child to work it out by counting back on their fingers or use their knowledge of number bonds)

Activity 3. First then now story board.

Can you use the first, then, now story board to tell an addition or subtraction story?

Here are some examples but I’m sure you could create your own exciting stories!

First I had 4 biscuits. Then I ate 2. Now how many are there?

4 – 2 = ?

First I had 7 Pirates. Then 2 walked the plank. Now how many are left on the ship?

7 – 2 = ?

First I had 3 pieces of treasure. Then I found 5 more. Now how many do I have?

3 + 5 = ?

Key questions to ask could be;

How many did we have at the start?

How many did I take away/add?

How many do we have now?

How did you work it out?

Encourage your child to use fingers, counting on or back, using a ten frame or a number track to explain how they worked out the answer. It is important for the children to be able to explain how they worked out the answer as this reinforces their mathematical understanding.


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Activity 4. Using known rhymes.

Encourage your child to adapt and re-enact favourite rhymes such as 10 green bottles by making 1, 2, or 3 fall each time. Similarly they could have 10 Currant Buns and choose to buy 1, 2 or 3 buns each time.

Can they use the story board to help them tell the story?

First I had 10 green bottles hanging on the wall.

Then 3 green bottles accidently fell,

Now I have 7 green bottles, hanging on the wall.

First I had 10 currant buns in the bakers shop,

Then mummy bought 2 currant buns and took them away.

Now I have 8 currant buns.

Key questions to ask could be;

How many did we have at the start?

How many did I take away/add?

How many do we have now?

How did you work it out?

Encourage your child to use fingers, counting on or back, using a ten frame or a number track to explain how they worked out the answer. It is important for the children to be able to explain how they worked out the answer as this reinforces their mathematical understanding.

Activity 5. Frog game.

Follow the instructions to play the counting Frog game.

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There are also some great maths activities on the white rose website.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-year…

This week the story is Superworm! One of my very favourite Julia Donaldson stories.


Happy Learning!!

Mrs C.xxx


Pirate Adventure!

I hope you have enjoyed The Troll by Julia Donaldson. The poor troll never did get to taste donkey did he! But at least he didn’t have to walk the plank and the pirates had some to cook them some yummy fish recipes. How did your recipes go?

Another of my favourite pirate stories is

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This is a really fun story. When we read it in school we usually put a pair of pants on our heads! Have you noticed how a pirate hat is a bit like a pair of pants upside down??

If you have this story at home please read it with your grown up. If you don’t have it don’t worry, I have put a link to it below so you can listen online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8_Y1bEzA8

This is a great story and we are going to be using it during out learning for the next couple of weeks.

When you listen to the story can you hear any rhyming words? Can you write them down in your exercise book? It really helps us with our reading to be able to hear rhyme – and it is a lot of fun! Could you draw pictures of the rhyming words in your exercise book?


Pirate Scientists – Can you complete the science experiment with your mummy or daddy?

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Handwriting – Our formation this week is z. If you have a printer you could use the sheets attached, if not have a good try in your exercise book. Make sure Captain Hook’s crocodile is biting your pencil!!

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Word Walls – How are you getting on with these? Can you spot any of your words in Pirates love Underpants? Please ask your mummy or daddy to message me on gmail if you need the next sheets.

Reading – Have you had fun with the online reading books? Oxford Owl books are great and there are some really fun stories!!

Spellings – Keep practising sets 1-4. I’m sure you will be amazing at these when we are all able to get back to school! I will add copies of these to our google classroom just in case you need extras.

Phonics – Keep using all your known sounds and practising them lots. The more you practise the better you will be at sounding out and reading. And isn’t it amazing that you know all these sounds!!!! I will pop a copy of all the sets so far in our google classroom just in case you would like extra ones.

Our new sound this week is ai. This is a llllooonnnngggg sound like oo, ee and oa.

Mrs Parry has created a great picture for you to have some fun with while thinking of our ai sound.708_708_fbc41ff2d872f960796e4a04bbdcde89.jpeg?m=1589097829


I have made another spot the hidden word picture for you. Can you find the 10 hidden ai words?

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There are some great websites that have some fun phonic games on. These are great for practising our known sounds and reminding ourselves how amazing we are!

BBC bitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

Alphablocks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/the-alphablocks-guide-to-phonics


Maths – This week we are going to be looking at taking away.

Parent guidance.

It is useful for the children to use real objects to see that the quantity of a group can be changed by taking items away. The First, then, now structure can again be used to create mathematical stories in meaningful contexts. Try to encourage your child to count out all of the items at the start, take away the required amount practically and recount to see how many are left.

Continue to encourage your child to represent the number stories using 10 frames, number tracks their fingers.

We are still working within 10, this is so that the children are confident with the process before we move to larger numbers.

The children have used 10 frames a lot and should be confident when using them.

Number trac

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Activity 1 -

Play 1 count, you count.

This is a game which can be used to practise counting back from different starting points. Begin by asking your mummy or daddy to count as they point to themselves Then when they point to you, you have to continue the count. This is great for creating rhythmic patterns.

e.g. 7, 6, 5,4, 3,2, 1,0

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5,

Remember to start at different points – this helps us to remember that we don’t always need to start at 10 when we are counting back.

Counting back is great fun and really helps you with your maths learning. Why don’t you try to count back everyday? I’m sure you could all find exciting places to count back! Why don’t you post on our google classroom where you have been counting backwards? In your pirate ship? Up a tree? In the bath? Climbing the stairs?

The story 10 Little Pirates is a fun book about counting backwards from 10.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLpC0rUSB18

Activity 2 - Show me.

This is a fun game to play with mummy and daddy. Try and imagine us all sat on the purple carpet together doing this. There are some questions for mummy and daddy to ask you about adding more.

Show me 7 fingers. Take away 2.

How many fingers now? How do you know there are 5?

Did you count them all? Did you count backwards to get to 5?

Is there another way to count them? We know there are 5 on this hand…

Remember that we sometimes hold a number in our heads. So hold 7 in my head, count back 6, 5. When using fingers I would also encourage the children to fold them down once they are counted.

Activity 3 – First, then, now stories.

If you can, either print or make your own ten frame and number track so that your child can place counters/stones/buttons on it.

Activity 4 – For this activity you need a dice but with only the numbers 1,2 and 3 on it. You could ask mummy or daddy to make you one by covering the numbers 4, 5 and 6 with a sticker. Then if you roll on the stickers you have to miss a go? You will also need your whole family to join in with this game!

Start with 6 objects that will fit on a ten frame. Roll the 1-3 dice and pass the corresponding number of cubes to the person on your left. The winner is the first person to give away all of their cubes. Try to could how many you have left as you pass on your cubes.Screen_Shot_2020_05_10_at_08_55_32.png?m=1589097994


Activity 5 – Can you create a countdown game by chalking numbers 10-0 leading to a rocket or water blaster? You need your special 1-3 dice you made for activity 4. Roll the dice and jump from 10-0. So if you roll a 3 on the dice you can jump backwards 3 spaces. Remember not to jump on the number you are standing on twice!! The winner is the first to reach the rocket or water blaster and shouts blast off to win the game!


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There are some extra fun maths activities on the White Rose Maths website. Week beginning 11th May. This week is linked to The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and reinforces some previous learning – it is always good to recap our learning!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/













































Oxford Owl e-books

To enable you to have access to banded reading books throughout the school closure, we have created class logins which will enable you to access loads of great online ebooks from Oxford Owl. We have many books from this company in our school reading scheme and there is a great range of books at each level for you to choose from. You just need to go to the Oxford Owl site and look for the pink ‘My Class Login’ icon.

You will be asked for your class username and password. For year three these are as follows...

username-sulbyrec

password-GetreadingRec

Once you have done this you can access the books through ‘My Bookshelf’ which organises the books by suitable age range but if you access as a PARENT you can then click ‘Browse ebooks’ and you will arrive at a page which allows you to “Browse by Oxford Level’. Next to the Oxford levels you will see the book band colours that you are familiar with. Just click on your colour and you will find a fab range of books to explore! You can read them yourself, have them read to you by hitting the audio button or do a bit of both! Have fun!






















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Google Classroom.

This is a really exciting way for us to communicate! Please ask your mummies and daddies to help you set up your google classroom accounts. You can find the information on the google classrooms page of our website. It is really clear and easy to follow.

https://sulby.sch.im/pages/index/view/id/32/Google%20Classroom

Everyone has an email address. It is your first and last name followed by @online.sch.im

For example:

joebloggs@online.sch.im

Our password is set to reception


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