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Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good Morning Reception Super Stars! 

Wow!  You have done such fantastic learning this term, we have LOVED seeing what you have been up to on Tapestry.  We are so very proud of you and everything you have achieved.  You have shown such resilience in this very strange time - doing your school learning at home?!  How weird!  Well done for being awesome... keep up your hard work!


Today is our last day of learning before the Easter Holidays.  It's time to rest our brains a little bit now but we will see you back here in 2 weeks time.  Enjoy lots of time outside if you can and make the most of this precious time with your family.


Keep smiling and stay safe.  Missing you all.


Miss Golding, Miss Marchant, Mrs Cunningham and Ms Woolford. 


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. 

Investigate 12. 

Start by watching this numberblocks episode (Series 3: Twelve). 

*When children write the number 12, reiterate the message that you are writing 1 for one 10 and 2 more, not 1 and 2.* 

Can you find 12 things?   

Have a go at representing 12 on your ten frames – when doing this, one of your ten frames should be completely full – this reiterates the message that 12 is one 10 and 2 more.  

You could represent 12 with objects around your house.      

Can you find the different number bonds of 12?   

You could use the part-whole model from yesterday to help you investigate 12.  

Challenge: Write each of the number bonds to 11 that you find as a number sentence. E.g. 10 + 2 = 12. 



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

Choose one of the challenges on 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 

Today we would have been performing our African animals dance to our parents at exhibition.  There are videos of this is on Tapestry. Can you watch the videos, practise and perform it for your family and teach them the dance?  Can you make some tickets for your family to come and see the show?

You can record your performance and put it on Tapestry for us to see.  The song is Waka Waka by Shakira.  


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, click on the icon below that has the title of one of your Phonics Books.  You will be taken to the learning that you need to complete with your reading book today. 

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.