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Thursday 14th 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.



If you were an astronaut travelling to space, what would you take with you and why?


Can you draw, paint or make the story setting?

Astrid's home or outer space!


Can you draw Astrid's mother from the story and add labels to describe her as an astronaut?



Where have the astronauts been?  What did they see in space?  Can you draw and label a picture of what the astronauts saw from their rocket?



Can you make up a new plot to the story?  Think about other jobs that Astrid may want to do or maybe the main character is you! 

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.  


White Rose – Alive in 5! – Week 2 – Session 4 -


At the bottom of the page there are also some additional Maths Challenges. These are only to be completed after the initial White Rose lesson and challenge. Only complete them if they are appropriate for your child, or you have spare time in your day.  


1000-1045- Home Learning Challenge

Choose one of the challenges on your Reception Home Learning Challenges grid to complete.


1045-1115 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. 


1115 - 1145- Live Daily Zoom Session

Don’t forget to log into zoom for our daily session. It will be great to see you all and a chance to catch up with your friends.


1145 - 1215 – Enquiry Challenge

Today we would like you to try and make your planet that you designed yesterday. It is up to you what you use. Maybe junk modelling, paints, playdough, balloons, fruits, Lego, building blocks, paper plate etc. Firstly, think about what your planet needs and how you can make this. Then gather your resources and work through your plan. If things go wrong along the way, that’s ok, you can always evaluate and make your ideas even better. We would love you to share your models with us on Tapestry.  




1215 - 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 before 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.