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Monday 22nd June 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 

This week our story is called ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle' . Watch the video on Tapestry of one of your teacher’s reading it for you.  


0930-1000- Writing Challenge 

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


This week our story is all about caterpillars!  Make sure you watch our Reading Time video – The Very Hungry Caterpillar, on Tapestry – if you haven’t already. 

Your challenge today is to describe caterpillars and/or butterflies.  Think about our 5 senses to help you with your describing – sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.   

Draw a picture of a caterpillar and/or butterfly and label it with as many describing words as you can think of.  As an extra challenge, can you put any of those describing words into a sentence?  Make sure you use your phonics to sound out the words before you write them and don’t forget your lead ins! 


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 also rewatch Ms Woolford's number writing videos on Tapestry to help with your number formation - use the search bar and type in 'Maths writing number ...' to find the video you want.


Today we are going to learn about finding half. When we half we make two equal groups or amounts. When halving, we always end up with two groups that are the same. We can do this with objects like toys, pencils or sweets or we can cut things in half like cake or pizza. Whatever it is we are halving it needs to have two equal parts.  


For your challenge today, can you find half of different shapes?  Draw and cut out a: circle, triangle, square and oblong, or you can use the shapes that we have put on the next page of your pack.  Can you fold each shape in half?  Both parts must be equal!  You could cut your shape along the middle line that you have folded to check that the parts you have made are equal.  Two equal halves make one whole.  Is there more than one way to half some of the shapes? 


As an extra challenge, maybe you can continue to find half at lunch time – can you half your sandwich before you eat it?  Cut your fruit into half?   


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 – ow- blow the snow.

Log on to Tapestry to revisit the sound with Miss Golding.  Once you have had a warm up, read the green words and then complete the Spelling Activity which can be found in the 'Additional Resources' section.   


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.