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Tuesday 2nd March 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

Word of the Week – appear
Definition- come into sight; become visible
Synonyms- emerge, pop up, surface
Sentence- I hope a star will appear tonight.
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.
Extension: Are there any other words you are unsure of? You could explore them further just like we have done here with our chosen word.


0930-1000- Maths Challenge

Warm up by counting to 10, forwards and backwards.  


Your Maths learning each day will begin by watching a video on the White Rose Maths website.  Watch the video and then complete the challenge found in the 'Additional Resources' section at the bottom of the page.  


White Rose – Building 9 & 10 - Week 2 - Session 2 -


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 either of your Reception Home Learning Challenges grids to complete (there are now four different challenge grids).  The latest grid can be found in the 'Additional Resources' section at the bottom of this page and all previous challenge grids can be found on our Year R COVID-19 Home Page in the 'Challenges' section.  


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 all your friends.


1145 - 1215 – Enquiry Challenge

Today we are going to think about some of the animals that live in the sea around England. Just like land animals, different types of sea animals live around different countries depending on the sea climate (warm or cold). Below are some pictures of just a few of the animals that live in our seas. Most of these animals have gills to breath under the water as they don’t breathe air like we do. They range from starfish to jellyfish, seals to mussels and many more. We would like you to pick one of these animals (or research your own) to draw and label. Think about the features they have to enable them to live under the water. What makes them special? Some of these creatures have special features on their bodies to protect them, like the sting of a ray. What do they like about the British Seas? Once you have labelled your picture you can then challenge yourself to write a sentence or two about the animal. Remember to use your phonics to sound out the words and record the sounds that you can hear.  



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 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 website/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? 


We hope you have had a lovely day and we can’t wait to see your Reading Challenge on Tapestry.