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29th June

Week beginning 29th June 2020


This week we invited some of the children in Reception back to school. Whilst we would love to see all of you back at school it is just not possible or safe at the moment, but know that we are missing you all! Please keep updating and adding to the school blog so we can all stay in touch with each other! Maybe you could write to the children at school and they can write back to you. Remember we can all add comments on each other's posts!




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 'Sound substitution'. Write a word with 3 or 4 sounds (pot, black, dog, frog,etc) and change one sound in the word (pat, block, dig, frag, etc). Is it a real word or a made up word? Have a go at changing some more sounds or keep changing different sounds in the same words. You could share your words on the blog! Challenge yourself by using longer words or changing more than one sound at a time.


Practice reading and writing these words:

driftwood chain ping-pong beard
shopping three chicken market
blackboard musk coin farmyard
flag fusspot boxer towel


Can you write a sentence for each of these words?


Activity: Funny sentences


Why not write some funny sentences or jokes and hide them around your house for your family to find to make them laugh or smile? You could hide them in beds, in shoes, on the windows or even in a cupboard!!


Why not share your sentences or jokes 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. 


Here are a couple of books you can read together or have your child read to you. You can use the reading prompts below it as support.

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?



Literacy: Life Cycles


We are going to be learning about 'Worms'


Have a look at these videos about worms.

Worms Are Wonderful


Have a listen and try to sing along to this song. You could make up some actions for it!

Wiggly Woo

Can you write some facts you learnt about worms? Was there anything new you found out? 


If you have a garden or are able to go to a park, why not go on a worm hunt? Worms love wet ground so the best time to go is after it has bee raining! 


Read the story of 'Superworm' below. Have a go at finding the rhyming words in the story. 

Then, why not try and make your own worm? You could make it out of paper, old socks or tights, play dough or any other material you can find! Share your work on the blog!

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Maths: Weight


Warm up: Have a go at the activities below as a family. If you like these, you can have a go at others on the White Rose Home Learning page. There are Superworm themed activities under 'Week 5 18th May'.

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We will be looking at 'Who Sank the Boat' by Pamela Allen.

Who Sank The Boat? - Pamela Allen

In this story lots of animals get into the boat. Do you think the boat will sink or float at the end?


Can you make your own boat? There are a few ideas below but you could use any materials you like. It must float! Then pop it into a bowl or tub of water or your bath and see how many things you can put on your boat before it sinks!!


Remember to think about what materials would be best for a boat and what is going to make it strong!


Share your experiments on the blog!





This week, share some favourite songs together. You could put on a concert for your family or an online concert for family and friends you don't live with. 


Why not have a go at making a 'stage' in your house and make a microphone to sing into? You could watch the video below for some instructions or make up your own design!

Easy DIY Microphone for kids





This week we are learning about what makes us different and how we are unique.


As a family, draw yourselves on large sheets of paper, or stick photographs on a sheet of paper. Spend some time writing on post it notes, or smaller pieces of paper. Write things about each other that you love about them, what makes them different and unique? Stick these around your pictures and hang them in your house. Then you can look at them anytime you want to remind you what makes you special!


If you wanted to, you could share your pictures on the blog?






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.

Sherlock Gnomes Move N' Groove

I'm gonna catch you

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.