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Monday 27th April 2020

Happy Monday!


We hope that everyone had a lovely weekend. :)


In a few weeks, on Thursday 7th May, it is VE Day!  As a school we will be celebrating the day by coming off timetable again and completing some VE Day Activities.  To prepare for this, there is an extra challenge for you this week and next! 


Miss Wilson has asked if you can spend some of your Challenge Time or PDR to learn some special VE Day songs.  She has organised a special sing-a-long on the 7th with Mr Carradine (more info to follow soon).  There are 3 songs to learn and you have 2 weeks before the big performance so there is plenty of time!  


Follow this link to go to the VE Day Page where you will find the songs to learn.  Have fun! 

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.

Investigate 17. 
Start by watching this numberblocks episode (Series 4: Seventeen).  
*When children write the number 17, reiterate the message that you are writing 1 for one 10 and 7 more, not 1 and 7.* 
Can you find 17 things from around your house?   
Have a go at representing 17 on your ten frames – when doing this, one of your ten frames should be completely full – this reiterates the message that 17 is one 10 and 7 more.  
Can you find the different number bonds of 17?  You could use the part-whole model to help you.  
Challenge: Write each of the number bonds of 17 that you find as a number sentence. E.g. 10 + 7 = 17. 


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

If you fancy a change, I have uploaded some PE Activity Cards to the 'Challenges' section of the Yr R Page.  If you feel like doing some PE, check them out and make the most of being able to exercise in this lovely sunshine!  

You can 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 

This week we want you to try and create your own version of Jack and the Beanstalk!

You may want to change the character of Jack or maybe it is a giant sunflower that grows instead of a beanstalk, it’s not a castle in the clouds with a giant, it could be a fairy land with unicorns.  The choice is yours!

Use a Tales Toolkit to plan out your own version of the story.  Don’t forget to add those labels! 

Below is Miss Marchant’s story plan for her own version. 



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 - 'igh - Set 2 Sound Lesson'.

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