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Monday 4th January 2021

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

Log on to Tapestry to listen to one of the teachers read this week’s story! 

If you are having trouble accessing our video, choose a book at home to read to yourself or share with someone in your family.

After listening to the story, you will need to complete a Reading Challenge of your choice each day from the grid below.



Can you make a mask of your favourite character in the story?



Can you draw, paint or make the story setting?


Can you draw a character from the story and add labels to describe them?



Can you act out the story?  You could create your own props, puppets or costumes to help.



Can you make up a new ending to the story?  You could draw, write or act this out.


Discuss what is your favourite and least favourite part of the story and why?


0930-1000- Maths Challenge

Warm up by counting to 10, forwards and backwards.  


Your Maths learning each day will begin by watching a video on the White Rose Maths website.  Watch the video and then complete the challenge found in the 'Additional Resources' section at the bottom of the page.  


White Rose – Alive in 5! – Week 1 – Session 1 -


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

Choose one of the challenges on your Reception Home Learning Challenges grid to complete.  The grid can be found in the 'Additional Resources' section at the bottom of this page or on our Year R COVID-19 Home Page in the 'Challenges' section.  


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 – we would love to see these uploaded on to Tapestry.


1130 - 1200 – Writing Challenge

Have a look at the picture of what we have found in our outdoor area at school (this image can also be found on Tapestry). 



Discuss - What do you think it is?  Where has it come from?  Why is it here?  What should we do with it?  

Can you draw and label a picture of the object and describe what you can see & what you think it is?


1200 - 1300 - Lunchtime


1300- 1330 – Phonics
Open Tapestry and watch the video ‘Set 1 Speed Sounds.’  Say the sounds along with the video; can you remember them all and say them first?  You should watch and say your Speed Sounds every single day. 
After warming up with your Speed Sounds, watch your Phonics Lesson video on Tapestry.


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.