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Monday 11th May 2020

Happy Monday!  We hope that you had a super long weekend :-)


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 

Choose 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 if you want to.


This week we are going to be doing some subtraction.  Today we are going to keep things as practical as possible.  We would like there to be lots of discussion around what taking away is so you can get used to using the language properly and really understand what we are doing.    

Start by watching this Numberblocks episode – Numberblocs: HOLES 


Our taking away is going to be practical to start with, taking one away from numbers within 5, practice using the language of ‘taking one away’.  You could practise taking away and using the language in any practical way you like, we suggest you could: 

  1. Line up 5 objects and take one away, repeat starting with 4 etc.;
  2. Hide 5 or less objects under a towel, get a grown up/sibling to take one away, how many are left?;
  3. Put 5 objects in your ten frame and take away; 
  4. Set up your 5 number cards and use them as a number line to take away! 

With whichever method you choose from above, our aim is to understand the concept of taking away, try to include counting backwards to find the answer where possible and appropriate.  You could even watch the numberblocks episode again and pause it each time there is a sum and do this practically yourselves.     

In the Additional Resources section there is a document with subtraction games to play if you think this may help or to do if you want to.  

For a challenge can you write down your number sentences?  E.g. 5-1=?.   We have used and written our own subtraction number sentences before but this was a while ago so children may need a reminder of what 'take away' looks like! 

Extra challenge: How many different take away number sentences can you write using only numbers within 5?  E.g. 5-3=?, 3-2=?   


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

You could choose a challenge from any of the three Home Learning Challenge grids or do some PE activities.


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 practice - today's letter is 'f'.  You could watch Mrs Cunningham's video on Tapestry to help you - it is quite a tricky one!


Hopefully over the weekend or today you will have received your seed pack.  Today can you plant your seeds.  Make sure you look at the instructions to think about what your seed needs!

Once you have done this, can you write us a letter back? We would love to hear from you. You could put these on Tapestry or post them to the school. :-)


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, we are going to lean a brand new sound!  Watch Miss Golding's video on Tapestry - 'oo - Set 2 Sound Lesson'.

In the 'Additional Resources' section you will find the 'oo' words to practise reading and writing with your lead ins.


1330 Onwards- Plan, Do, Review 

Encourage your child to make a Learning Choice from a list of options (change these to suit) but they should include selecting from: 

  • Indoor exercise (Cosmic Yoga - found on YouTube or GoNoodle);

  • Go for an afternoon walk;

  • A Home Learning Challenge;

  • A Forest School Challenge;

  • Be creative (craft, painting, playdough, baking);

  • Exercise (ride your bike, go for a run, play football/rugby);

  • Quiet activity (puzzle, colouring, board game);

  • Screen time on a learning wesbite/app (links can be found on the ‘Useful Websites to Support Home Learning’ section of our COVID-19 Yr R Page). 


When your child has made their choice, discuss: Where are they going to do their Learning Choice?  What exactly are they going to be doing?  How are they going to do it? 

When they have completed their Learning Choice, Review it.  What went well?  How could they improve it?  You could revisit it tomorrow afternoon to improve.  What have they learnt?   



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.