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Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good Morning!


We are really enjoying our phonecalls home.  These will happen throughout the week so don't worry if you haven't heard from us just yet!  


Just to make you aware... Tomorrow will be a little different as we are going to be celebrating Earth Day!  We will have the whole day off our usual timetable so that you are able to complete some fun Earth Day Challenges. :-)


We hope you have a super day! :-)


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 

Chose 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 and count along with her! 

Investigate 14. 
Start by watching this numberblocks episode (Series 3: Fourteen).  
*When children write the number 14, reiterate the message that you are writing 1 for one 10 and 4 more, not 1 and 4.* 
Can you find 14 things from around your house?   
Have a go at representing 14 on your ten frames – don’t forget, one of your ten frames should be completely full.  
Can you find the different number bonds of 14?  You could use the part-whole model to help you.  
Challenge: Write each of the number bonds of 14 that you find as a number sentence. E.g. 10 + 4 = 14. 


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

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 

To warm up, start with some Handwriting.  Watch Mrs Cunningham's video on Tapestry. 

Did you know that today is the Queen’s birthday?  Today she will be 94!

Can you do some research and find out some facts about the Queen?  You could write these down in your book.
Maybe you could design a birthday card, cake or crown for the Queen.  Would you be able to fit 94 candles on her cake?

Our Mystery Reader is reading a story about the Queen on Tapestry today. 


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 Marchant's video on Tapestry - 'ay - Reading Lesson.'

In the Additional Resources section at the bottom of the page you will find the sheet needed to complete the 'ay' reading activity.


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. 

Additional Resources