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Monday 4th May 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 

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.


Today we are going to be exploring how we add two numbers together by building our own number sentences.

For support using the part-whole model and ten frames with adding - watch Miss Golding’s video on Tapestry.  Your challenge is to use either (or both) of these methods to write your own number sentences. 

You can use up to 20 objects to help you build your sum before writing it.  It well help to have 20 objects of two different colours (or two entirely different things e.g. sticks and stones) so that you can easily see the two amounts that you are adding together. 

Once you have built your sum practically, you can then write your number sentences.  Our aim is to find the answer by counting on - put the first number in your head, then count up.    

I wonder how many addition sums you can make within 20?  If you want to, you could show your adding in a different way by drawing pictures.  For example, you could draw 3 birds in the sky and 4 sunflowers growing in the garden.  Write the number sentence: 3 + 4 = ?  


For an additional challenge to test your understanding, I have added some number stories to the Additional Resources section of the page.  You can read and solve these (with some help from a grown up) if you want to.  You could even read them for some inspiration and have a go at writing your own!  


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

There is lots for you to choose from today - we have a new Home Learning Challenge Grid!  It can be found at the bottom of this page and in the Challenges section of our main Yr R page. 

You could choose a challenge from any of the three grids, do some PE activities or practice your VE Day songs.  Wow... So much choice! :-)


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 practice - today's letter is 'k'.  You could watch Mrs Cunningham's video on Tapestry to help you - it is quite a tricky one!


We have loved reading your stories on Tapestry!  We are so proud of you! :-)

For your challenge today, can you make your story setting?  You could use junk modelling to create where your story is set or paint/draw a picture.  You could use a cardboard box as a base for your model and add to it.   You could make puppet characters for this too.

Your challenge tomorrow will be to continue working on your setting so take your time and plan it out carefully.  What will it look like?  What do you need?  How will you make it?  

Don’t forget to be a metacognitive learner and think about all the things you could use to help you with this.  Some examples have been included below to help.



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, we are going to lean a brand new sound!  Watch Miss Golding's video on Tapestry - 'oo - Set 2 Sound Lesson'.

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