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Monday 20th July 2020


Last week Miss Wilson and Miss Jeffery provided you with lots of activities so that you can get to know each other. In the additional resources at the bottom of the page we have provided a social story about the transition into Year 1. Please share this with your child as it will hopefully answer some of the questions they may have. It is good to go over this throughout the summer to help prepare for September.

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 

This week we are looking back over our time in Reception. We want you to revisit some of your favourite stories that your teachers have shared with you on Tapestry during lockdown. This may be one of the stories from this term or before then. After watching the story, talk about why it is one of your favourites and discuss your ideas. Alternatively you could log onto Oxford Owl and read a ditty story yourself. 


0930-1000- Writing Challenge 

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


This week we are going to be looking back on our memories of Reception. We would like you to log onto Tapestry and have a look over all your learning this year. Talk about your memories and which is your favourite memory. Your teachers have made videos for you on Tapestry to watch about their favourite memories from this year too. Spend some time thinking about these and draw a picture. Tomorrow we will be writing about it. 


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 

Warm up by counting to 20, forwards and backwards. You could even revisit your favourite episode of Numberblocks.


This week we shall continue to review our maths learning from the term.  There are three Maths Challenge Grids all pitched at different levels:  

Mild (below expected (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. 


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.   


Today we are revisiting – oy – Toy for a boy.  Log on to Tapestry to revisit the sound.  Once you have had a warm up, read the green words and then complete the Spelling Activity.  


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 (independent reading, 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.