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Wednesday 13th May 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 

Choose 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 if you want to.


Today we are going find one less of numbers all the way up to 20.    

Make sure you have done your counting practice, forwards and backwards from 20, you will need it today! 

Put your number cards face down (no pressure here to work up to 20– work with the number cards that your child is confident with), select one of your chosen cards, read the number, make the number, then take one away.  How many are left? 

Say the sentence aloud that we used yesterday – I have ___ I am going to take away one, I have ___ left. 

As a challenge, can you write your number sentences as you find 1 less than each of your chosen number cards?  Don’t forget to try to use your number knowledge of counting backwards to think of the answer in your head.  Check your answer by counting how many objects are left.  If counting backwards is still a bit tricky, you could have a number line in front of you to help you.         


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

You could choose a challenge from any of the three Home Learning Challenge grids or do some PE activities.


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 practice - today's letter is 'l'.  You could watch Mrs Cunningham's video on Tapestry to help you - it is quite a tricky one!


Today we are going to write some sentences about sunflowers.

It is important that by the end of Reception we are trying to write sentences by ourselves, so have a really good go at these. You can either use the same sentences as Miss Marchant or make up your own.

Try and remember your capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces in between your words and a full stop at the end of your sentence. We have included some visuals to help you remember these. You can use the word mat from yesterday to help you.




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, we are going to lean a brand new sound!  Watch Miss Golding's video on Tapestry - 'ar - Set 2 Sound Lesson'.

In the 'Additional Resources' section you will find the 'ar' words to practise reading and writing with your lead ins.


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. 

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