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Monday 20th April 2020

Good Morning Reception!

Welcome to our first full week of Term 5!  We hope that everyone has had a super weekend. 


We are very excited this week as we will be starting our phonecalls home.  Every family will receive one call from us every week, the number will be withheld/unknown caller ID so please do pick up - it's only us and we can't wait to speak to you!   


A reminder that we will also be starting to use Tapestry video lessons to upload new learning.  It is essential that you log on every day to see your teachers doing the lessons; we have made them accessible to everyone and in line with what we would be teaching at school.  We really hope that they will support you with remote learning and ensure that your child is getting the correct provision to keep them on track for Year 1.   


As always, thank you for your support. 


We can't wait to speak to you soon!    


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! 

Investigate 13. 
Start by watching this numberblocks episode (Series 3: Thirteen).  
*When children write the number 13, reiterate the message that you are writing 1 for one 10 and 3 more, not 1 and 3.* 
Can you find 13 things from around your house 
Have a go at representing 13 on your ten frames – when doing this, one of your ten frames should be completely full – this reiterates the message that 13 is one 10 and 3 more.  
Can you find the different number bonds of 13You could use the part-whole model to help you.  
Challenge: Write each of the number bonds of 13 that you find as a number sentence. E.g. 10 + 3 = 13. 


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. 


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, we are writing - 's'. 

Today we are thinking about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Using the tales toolkit format below in the 'Additional Resources' section, can you draw out the story? 

Don’t forget to add key labels such as beanstalk, giant and golden egg. 


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, watch Miss Golding's video on Tapestry - 'ay - Set 2 Sound Lesson.'  This will be a new sound for some children and revision for others.  


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.