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Thursday 9th July 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 

Watch 'Mad About Minibeasts' on Tapestry again. What is your favourite part of the story?  Why?  What is your least favourite part of the story?  Why? 
Draw a picture with labels or write sentences to show your answers. 


0930-1000- Writing Challenge 

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


Who am I?  

Today we would like you to write some descriptive sentences about a minibeast of your choice. These sentences are going to form clues for a game on Tapestry tomorrow. We want you to give a few clues about a minibeast so that tomorrow your friends can log on to Tapestry and try to guess what minibeast it is that you are describing. Think about the key features of the bug, colours, legs, can it fly, does it change, where it lives etc. Remember, don’t actually mention the bug you are writing about, we don’t want to give it away!! I wonder if you can work out from the clues below the minibeast I am describing.



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 

Starter - Number of the Day: 14.   

Can you complete the Number of the Day poster?  You can use your own format if you want to!   


Today we would like you to add your own price to each of your bug pots.  To begin with, only use prices that match the coins (1p, 2p, 5p or 10p).


Which of your pots is the most expensive? Which is the least expensive? Can you put them in order?


Now can you find the corresponding coin to pay for the pots. Could you find any other ways of paying for them? So if you have a pot of worms that costs 5p you could use a 5p coin or maybe a 2p, 2p and a 1p. How many different ways can you make each amount? Use either coins at home or the paper coins to represent these values. 


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.   

On Tapestry revisit the 'air' reading lesson video. There are two challenges to choose from today: 1) Revisit the Reading Activity sheet, or .2) Can you be a sound detective and spot all of the words with the air sound?  The story is a challenge to read – you could read it to your child and see if they can hear the sound or they can underline the words that they spot.   

Both documents 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.