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Monday 18th May 2020

Happy Monday!


It is our last week of term before we have a break and this week is, 'Good Citizen Week.'  We challenge you this week to complete two 'good citizen deeds' each day!  A document can be found in the Additional Resources section with some challenges to try and complete.  :-)

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 is going to be a little bit different for Maths.  We have spent a full term learning at home so we are going to take this time to review the things that we have learnt.   


There are three Maths Challenge Grids all pitched at different levels: Mild (1), Medium (expected level (2)) and Hot (above expected (3)).   


We would like you to choose one Maths Challenge to complete each day based on your child’s learning needs and current understanding.  Choose a challenge from the most appropriate level for your child.  The review grids below in the Additional Resources section will be the grids that you will revisit each day this week.  


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 is 'r'.  You could watch Mrs Cunningham's video on Tapestry to help you.


You may see a shoot come up from the soil as your sunflower seed starts to grow and develop. This is part of the seed’s life cycle. It starts as a seed, grows roots and shoots, gets bigger, produces a flower which the insects in the garden like and then we can harvest the seeds from it when ready. These seeds can then be planted the following year to grow more sunflowers. If you always harvest the seeds the cycle never ends!!
Follow the link to Youtube to watch a sped-up version of how a sunflower grows.


Your challenge today is to have a go at making your own lifecycle of a sunflower.  



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 - 'or - Set 2 Sound Lesson'.

In the 'Additional Resources' section you will find the 'or' 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.