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6th July

Week beginning 6th July 2020


Hello Reception, happy new month. July brings us closer to the Summer and beginning to think about reflecting on the time we have shared together in Reception. I hope you have enjoyed these activities, as much as we have enjoyed creating them. Continue to share on the blog if you can and this week try a Together task with your family.



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

Phonics Song

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 words:

Have a look at these videos on the BBC Bitesize website, to help you to go over your Phase 3 phonics.

You could also watch some phonics lessons on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel.

Phonics Lesson 21 - Reception

Phonics games to play at home:


Play the Blast off game, use buttons or create your own mini rocket drawing on paper. If you do not have a dice, click here for an online interactive dice roller.



Play a game of sentence substitution





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.


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.


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?


Have you had a look on the Class pages and listen to any of the Anasi the Spider stories. Have a listen and watch here:

Anansi and the Two Dinners - Anansi the Spider Re-spun


Literacy - Weekly focus:  The Very Busy Spider


Share or watch the story here:

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Have you ever seen a spider? Where did you see it? What did it look like? What was it doing? Where might it have been going? Where do spiders come from? Have a look at these videos about spiders:

Spiders for kids

Interesting facts about Spiders


What interesting things did you learn about spiders? Can you share a fact with someone at home? Lets write 1 or 2 facts about spiders. You can use this template or write it down on a piece of paper.


Challenge: Take some time to research different parts of a spider? Can you try and label different parts of a spider?


Maths - Weekly focus: Weight


Warm Up: Counting in 10's

Count 10-100 | Count by 10 Song |

Create a human balance scale using your hands. If you have weighing scales at home you could also have a try at using those. Gather items from around your house for you to weigh in your hands. Use your hands to tip up items that are lighter and tip down if they are heavier. Have a look at these pictures to help you. You could measure and compare the weight of shoes, your book bag, a pen, a piece of fruit or the remote control. Which item do you think will be the heaviest? Which item is the lightest?


Select an item in your home, eg. An apple. Can you find any other objects that are heavier or lighter than your apple?


You can also watch this lesson on Oak Academy of ‘Comparing weights’


Share the story: Who sank the boat? 


Who Sank the Boat? - Read Aloud

Challenge: On your daily walk, collect some objects that you can compare and weight at home. You could collect some twigs, a daisy from the park or some little stones. Which item do you think is the heaviest? Which is the lightest? Why not make a little balancing scale using a hanger, string and 2 cups?


Make Your Own Balance Scale

Remember there is still lots of exciting Maths activities on the White Rose Maths Home Learning website. 



This week we for PSHE, we will be focusing on how we are all different and unique. We are all special and together each of us offers something different to our families, our school and community.


What makes YOU unique?

What makes YOU unique?

Share a story: I’m quite unique


I'm Quite Unique (Celebrating Our Differences)



There's A Spider On The Floor

Insect 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.

Just Dance Kids 2 Itsy Bitsy Spider

Danger Force | GoNoodle



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.