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Wednesday 29th April 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.

Investigate 19.

Start by watching this numberblocks episode (Series 4: Nineteen).
*When children write the number 19, reiterate the message that you are writing 1 for one 10 and 9 more, not 1 and 9.*
Can you find 19 things from around your house? 
Have a go at representing 19 on your ten frames – don’t forget, one of your ten frames should be completely full.
Can you find the different number bonds of 19?  You could use the part-whole model to help you.
Challenge: Write each of the number bonds of 19 that you find as a number sentence. E.g. 10 + 9 = 19.


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

If you fancy a change, I have uploaded some PE Activity Cards to the 'Challenges' section of the Yr R Page.  Don't forget you could also use this time to learn some of our VE Day songs ready for the sing-a-long on the 7th May. :-)  

You can 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 

Warm up by doing some handwriting practice.  You can watch Mrs Cunningham's handwriting video on Tapestry to help you.

I hope your story acting went well!  Today, can you design a book cover for your story? 

Think about the things you will need on the front cover... the author name, the title, a picture of the main characters or setting. 

You could either do this in your workbooks or you could use some paper to make a separate book - tomorrow we will start writing our own stories! 

We have included some examples to help give you some ideas and a vocabulary mat too which can be found in the Additional Resources section at the bottom of the page.


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 learning a new sound today - ow.  Watch Miss Golding's - Set 2 Sound Lesson video on Tapestry to introduce this then practise spotting and reading words with the 'ow' sound.  The words can be found in the 'Additional Resources' section at the bottom of this page. 


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.