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18th May

Week 4 beginning 18th May 2020


Hello Reception, it has been lovely to hear your voices and find out about all the exciting things you have been doing with your families. We cannot wait to continue to hear what you get up to. Please continue to make use of the school blog and remember there are many exciting activities on the Class Pages section of the school website. Why not learn something new about Oceans or try a 30 day challenge.





Please continue to practice saying and writing the sounds that you know. Do you remember the action for all the sounds? Click here so you can sing along with your family.


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


Practice reading and writing all your tricky and high frequency words:



Share a tricky words song:


Practice reading and writing these words and sentences:


Are these words real or nonsense? 


stronger creet twisting splat
drinking spring higher flunching



Are all children good at art?


I like to play in the sun


Are you strong?


My lunchbox has some little snacks in it


Do you like to splash in the bath?


I must not tramp on the flowers





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


Read a book! A new one, a borrowed one, an old favourite or choose from our Read Aloud Stories! 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.


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?


AFTER READING - 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?




Weekly focus: Rainbow Fis


Have a look at this image.


What do you see? What do you think this story will be about? Is there really a rainbow fish?


Share the story of Rainbow fish together. Here are two videos that you could watch. 

The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish- Read Aloud

Talk to your family about the story. Where is the story set? What happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story? Work with someone at home to make your own story map. Here are some examples of story maps to help you out. You could even upload it to the school blog, we would love to see yours. 





At the start of the story, do you think that Rainbow Fish was being a good friend? What makes a good friend? Can you make a list of the things that make a good friend? You can use this template or create your own.




Weekly focus: Taking away


Warm Up: 


Hidden shapes. Wherever you are, look around your space. Can you see any 2D shapes hiding around you? What shape is the clock face? What shape is your TV? How many sides does your window have?


BBC subtracting song



Ten In The Bed Song

Draw 10 bears or you can use 10 toys or other objects at home. Similar to last week you can play the now, then and next game.


There are 10 bears in the bed.

Then 1 bear falls off the bed.

Next one bear jumps off the bed.

How many bears are left in the bed?




There are 5 bears in the bed.

Then 2 bears jump off the bed.

Next 1 bear needed to go to the toilet

How many bears are in the bed?



There are 7 bears in the bed

Then 5 bears decide to go for a walk

Next 2 bears go to eat breakfast

How many bears are left in the bed?



There are 8 bears in the bed

Then 4 fall off the bed

Next 2 jump off the bed

How many bears are left on the bed?


Challenge: Get your colouring pencils out and have a bit of fun trying these subtraction colouring puzzles

White Rose Resources for this week



Thursday 23rd April to Saturday 23rd May is the holy month of Ramadan. Take a look at school site to learn about Ramadan.  At home, why not decorate an Eid card or create your own. 






This week let's share a song to remind us how great our friends are.


Friends Song




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

Freeze Dance

Shake Your Sillies Out


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