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Tuesday 23rd June 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 

Word of the week – Nibble. 

Definition – take small bites. 

Synonyms – bite, morsel, crumb.  

Sentence – The caterpillar nibbled at the leaf.   

Can you write your own sentence or definition using the word of the week?  Over the week try to use the word whenever you can.   


0930-1000- Writing Challenge 

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


Your challenge today is to research, draw and write about what caterpillars eat. Do they really eat the foods the caterpillar eats in the story? What do you think would happen to them if they did? Why do they eat different foods to us? 

Caterpillars eat: leaves, flowers, bark, twigs & grass.   

After you have drawn and labelled your pictures, you could write a sentence about what caterpillars eat. Don’t forget those capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.  

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 

Warm up by counting to 20, forwards and backwards.  You could also rewatch Ms Woolford's number writing videos on Tapestry to help with your number formation - use the search bar and type in 'Maths writing number ...' to find the video you want.


We are going to continue our learning about finding half but today we will be finding half of different numbers.  


To find half of different numbers we can use our part-whole model to help us. We will start by halving the number 6. Collect 6 objects from around your home, maybe coins, small toys, grapes, pasta or counters. Place these at the top of the part-whole model. We are now going to share these between the two parts below. Take one object at a time and share these to the circles below, one in one part, then one in the other part, then repeat.  


Once you have shared all the objects, count how many you have in each part. It should be the same amount. If it is then you have halved 6 by making two equal groups. Two halves make one whole.  


Work through the even numbers to 10 and then see what happens when you try an odd number. How can you solve the problem? 

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 that you have done your Speed Sounds, we are going to do some reading!  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 ow 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.