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Friday 3rd July 2020

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 

Today we have some comprehension questions about 'Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell' to discuss and answer.   


  1. Why didn’t the snails like Norman? 

  2. Why didn’t the tennis ball/clock/apple work as a shell? 

  3. What did Norman find for his shell? Do you think this makes a good shell? 

  4. Why did the bird take Norman? How would Norman be feeling? 

  5. How did Norman escape? 

  6. Why did Norman want wings? 


0930-1000- Writing Challenge 

To warm up, start with some Handwriting - you could rewatch one of Mrs Cunningham's videos on Tapestry.


Your challenge today is to write an acrostic poem about your slug with a silly shell!  You will need to use your phonics to help you think of words that begin with the correct sounds.     

Miss Golding has written her own acrostic poem with the word ‘SLUGS’ at the side.  Your poem could have single words in each line that start with the letters in ‘Slugs’ or you could challenge yourself to write a sentence for each line.   

Your poem could be about slugs in general like Miss Golding’s examples or it could be about your particular slug with a silly shell.     


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

Choose a challenge!  We now have 4 Reception Home Learning Challenge Grids to choose from. :-)  


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 – Maths Challenge 

Starter - Number of the Day: 15.   

Can you complete the Number of the Day poster?  You can use your own format if you want to!   


Today your challenge involves looking at pictures to write and solve your own number sentences.  The number sentences may not only include adding/subtracting but doubling/halving too!   

The questions to write and solve are on different levels – Mild, Medium & Hot – choose the most appropriate challenge for you. 


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.   

For Phonics today, revisit the two sounds that we have learnt this week - can you remember them both?

After you have recapped your new sounds, we would like you to choose a story from the Oxford Owl website to read.  Follow the link below and create a free login to read a book independently. 

Choose a book suitable for your child.  Books go in order - 1) Sound Blending - 2) Red - 3) Green - 4) Purple - 5) Pink.  Other books are read in Year 1.  Children should be able to read all words in a book independently. 


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.

Don't forget to post your Forest School challenges on Tapestry so that Mrs Holmes can see all of brilliant things you have been doing.  


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.