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13th July

Week beginning 29th June 2020


Wow! Can you believe that we are at the end of the school year already? This is the last week of your home learning before the school holidays, and we would love to see as many of you as possible using the school blog this week! Even though we have not all been together in our classes for a while, we have really enjoyed getting to know you all and help you learn! Have a great last week and we hope that you are all going to relax and have some fun during the holidays. Hopefully there will be some sunshine to enjoy!




Please practice saying and writing the sounds that you know. Do you remember the actions for all the sounds?


Phase 2: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

Phase 3: j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er


Why not have a competition? Put some sounds into a hat or bowl, pick one out and see who can write the most words with that sound in it! You could have the sound at the beginning, middle or end!


Practice reading and writing all your tricky words:


I, go, no, the, she, a, me, my, into, he, be, of, was, so, we, all, you, put, said, her, are, they, little, come, like, do, have, some, there, so, then, out, what, were, when


Activity: Play a game of 'Hangman'. Think of a word and then work out how many sounds it has. Draw a dot for each single letter sound and a dash for digraphs and trigraphs (two and three letter sounds). Get someone to guess the sounds in your word. If they get it right, write the sound where it should go, if they get it wrong, draw parts of a person (head, body, arms, legs, etc). If you draw the whole person before they guess the word - you win! Share your games on the blog! Challenge yourself by using polysyllabic words (two or more syllables)


Practice reading and writing these words:

treetop pure flash screen
market fair cards tapping
tower pocket nightfall huffed
beard letters sheepish brown


Can you write a sentence for each of these words?


Activity: Descriptions


Why not draw some portraits of your family on pieces of paper, and around their picture write some words or sentences to describe them. What colour hair do they have? How old are they? Do they go to work? Do they go to school? What is their favourite colour?


Why not share your pictures and descriptions on the blog?





The Oxford Owl website has a range of free E-books for you to share stories at home. Once you sign up can access the read library.


Read a book! A new one, a borrowed one, an old favourite, just read! Then discuss the book together (see some good questions below). If you’re not sure what a word says, sound it out or use the pictures to help you.


If you would like to share some read aloud stories, you can find some in our Read Aloud Stories folder. 


Reading Prompts


BEFORE READING - What can you see on the front cover? Who is the author? Who is the illustrator? Can you find the title? What does it say? What do you think is going to happen in this story?


DURING READING - What do you think will happen next? Do you know what that word/sentence says? What does that word mean? What is happening in the picture?


Did you guess the ending correctly? Was that what you thought would happen? Who was your favourite character? Why? Can you tell me the story in your own words? What was your favourite part? Were there any parts you didn’t like? Why?





We are going to be learning about 'The Snail and the Whale'.


Share the story together. 


The Snail and the Whale

You can also watch the animated version of the story on BBC iPlayer.


If you could take a trip anywhere where would you go?


Write your own version of the story, but instead of a snail, choose a different animal or you could choose yourself!! You could change the whale to a different character, and you could visit different places in the world!


Write or draw a picture of how you would help a whale if it was stuck on the beach.


Please also practice your handwriting, letter formations and remember your sentence skills - sounding out, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.






Warm up: Have a go at some of the activities on the White Rose Home Learning page. There are Snail and the Whale themed activities under 'Week 6 1st June'


This week we are practicing everything we have learnt this year. Please practice the skills below, and use the Maths Ideas folder on the Home Learning page to help. You can also use the White Rose page from above.


Ordering and counting numbers up to 20, forwards and backwards  - challenge yourself by going beyond 20!


Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.


Addition and Subtraction with numbers up to 20 - you could use one or two dice to decide the numbers you will use.


Looking at time - ordering things you do in the day, making your own daily timetable, seeing how many actions (star jumps, claps, turns, etc) you can do in 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute or choose your own timer!


Looking at 2D and 3D shapes - what 2D shapes make up 3D shapes? Can you talk about the properties of a shape? How many sides, corners or faces does it have? Are there different ways to draw the same shape? Can you find things in your house that are 3D shapes and build something with them?


Patterns - look at patterns around you and try to copy them. Make your own patterns with things around your house.


Doubling, halving and sharing - work out doubles of numbers up to 10 or 20. Share things in your house into equal groups. Find half of shapes or things in your house. Can you half a cake, or a piece of fruit?


Height and weight - compare objects and order them by height and weight. Or order your family by height.






This week, share some songs from our music sessions. Below are some songs that we have learnt that you can share with your family.


01 Sing Hello.mp3

04 I'm Gonna Walk.mp3

13 Sally Go Round the Sun Song.mp3

19 Humpty Dumpty Song.mp3

26 Hey Diddle Diddle song.mp3

06 Old MacDonald Had A Farm.mp3

11 Bell Horses (Song).mp3

24 Eensy Weensy Spider (Melody Spani.mp3

26 Yankee Doodle Dance.mp3





We are also going to be thinking about transitions and moving up to Year 1. It can be scary or exciting to move to a new class with a new teacher, and everyone will have different feelings.


Why not make a book about moving classes? You could write about all the things you loved about Reception, and what you will miss. You could then write about your new teacher, what you are excited to do in Year 1 and maybe some things that feel quite scary or make you nervous. You can draw pictures as well, and then you can read your book with someone at home. 






Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoors space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space, get creative and try one of these videos below.

Yoga Disco

The Incredibles | Get Moving With Disney Family by Disney Family

Alternatively create a GoNoodle account to choose your own champion to power up by doing some different forms of exercise.

*GoNoodle is free to sign up


If you would like any other ideas of websites or activities to do with your child, please look at the ideas folders on the main home learning page.