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Friday 17th April 2020

Wow... It is Friday already!  What a lovely short week!  


You will notice a little change to our timetable this afternoon.  As we have already mentioned, it is our turn to complete our Forest School learning with Mrs Holmes.  Every Friday afternoon we will direct you to have a look at the Forest School page and choose a challenge from any day on there. 

If you want to do some extra Forest School, you could also do some of these challenges during your 'Home Learning Challenge' time in the morning.  Mrs Holmes is really looking forward to seeing what you have been up to on Tapestry so be sure to put some pictures on for her!  :-)  


We hope you have a super day!   


Before 0900- Wake Up and Get Dressed

Get ready for the day with independence; have a wash, dress yourself, eat breakfast and brush your teeth. 


0900-0930 - Reading 

Chose a book of your choice to read to yourself or share it with someone in your family, discuss it and enjoy it.   

You could log on to Tapestry to listen to one of the teachers read a story!  Which Mystery Teacher will be reading your story today?  What did you like about the story?  Why? 

You could also watch a CBeebies bedtime story if you would like to, or search Youtube for stories.   

Good children’s authors to search for include: Julia Donaldson, Oliver Jeffers, Giles Andreae, Sophy Henn, Morag Hood, Jill Murphy, Emily Gravett, Nick Sharratt. 


0930-1000- Maths Challenge 

Warm up by counting to 20, forwards and backwards.  You can watch Ms Woolford's video on Tapestry and count along with her! 

Go on a walk outdoors and collect some natural objects to make your own patterns e.g. long sticks, short sticks, leaves, stones etc.  This can also be done inside if you are limited on outdoor space!  Spaghetti, pasta, oranges, bananas, grapes, lego etc.   

You could arrange your patterns in straight lines or as a challenge, you could arrange your pattern in a circle.  If your pattern is in a circle, it must join up!



Have a look at the frames below.  Can you build patterns around the edge, putting one item in each space? 

Investigate which patterns will fit around the frame exactly and which will not. 


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Note: You can draw your own frames, bigger or smaller – the choice is yours!  Or you can draw different shapes to fit your patterns to.

For example...


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If you had lots of fun building your own pattern, why don’t you have a go at playing this game? 


1000-1030- Home Learning Challenge (to continue after Break Time until 1130) 

Choose one of the challenges on either of your Reception Home Learning Challenges grid to complete and, if possible, share with us on Tapestry. 

Home Learning Challenges Grids:


1030-1100 Break Time 

Have one healthy snack: a banana, apple, orange etc.  with a glass of milk or water.  Take some time to relax, maybe you could listen to another story online.   


1100 - 1130- Home Learning Challenge 

Continue your Home Learning Challenge that you started – don’t forget to try and upload it to Tapestry so that we can see it!  


1130 - 1200 – Writing Challenge 

To warm up, start with some Handwriting.  Watch Mrs Cunningham's video on Tapestry - today we are learning to write 'a'.

Today, we are going to be thinking a little more about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.  If you need to, re-watch the story on Tapestry from yesterday.

Can you think about all the characters in the story?  Have a go at drawing and labelling them all.  Or you could choose your favourite character and write a sentence about them.  For example: I like Jack because he is kind.


1200 - 1300 - Lunchtime 


1300- 1330 - Phonics 

Open Tapestry and watch the video ‘Set 1 Speed Sounds.’  Say the sounds along with Miss Bailey; can you remember them all and say them before she does?  You should watch and say your Speed Sounds every single day.   

Now you have practised your Speed Sounds, have a look at the Phonics document in the ‘Additional Resources’ section at the bottom of the page. 

Read the green and red words to begin with, then read the sentences.

As a challenge, see if you can write the words in your best handwriting.  Don’t forget your lead ins!  To challenge yourself, a grown up could read the words to you and see if you can spell them correctly.  Use your Fred fingers to help you spot all the sounds before you start writing!

I wonder if you can read a sentence, hold it in your head, then write it without looking back!  Get your grown up to draw you some scaffold lines to help you if you need it. 


After you have completed the sheet below, read a Read Write Inc eBook from the Oxford Owl website.

Try to read a story that is the same colour as the books you took home from school.

Note: You will need to create a login to read a ‘Read Write Inc eBook’ - don’t worry, the logins are completely free!


1330 Onwards- Forest School

It is time to go to Forest School with Mrs Holmes.  Follow the link below to her Forest School page and click on any of the days on there to select your challenge. 

Mrs Holmes and I would love to see the super Forest School learning that you have been doing so don't forget to upload to Tapestry, if possible, when you have completed a challenge. 


When you have finished, enjoy some free time to yourself or to spend with your family.   

We hope you have had a lovely day and we can’t wait to see your uploads on Tapestry. 

Additional Resources