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Week Beginning 11th January

Week Beginning 12th October 2020


Below is the home learning for this week. You can spread the activities and tasks out over the week. The expectation is for children to do 3 hours of learning per day, but please note this should NOT be done in one go. These 3 hours INCLUDES reading, creative and physical activities. We recommend 25-30 minutes of activities in one go.


Please remember to upload your home learning onto Evidence Me using the app. This is how we can keep in contact with you and give you help, comments and feedback on your child’s learning.




This week our Literacy focus is the story ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ by Julia Donaldson.

Please share this book with your child. Below is a story version you can share together, as well as the BBC movie version which you could share together at the end of the week as a treat!


The Gruffalo's Child - Read by Alan Mandel

For my niece Ayla on her 2nd birthday.The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo shouldEver set foot in the deep dark wood.But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo'...


Please make sure you share this book at least 3 times. Repetition ensures that your child understands the story and is able to retell the story in their own words. It also helps with their vocabulary and sentence formation.


Task 1: Create a WANTED poster for the mouse. Draw a picture of the Big Bad Mouse and describe him underneath. Remember to put in a reward for catching him! Use the picture below to help you.

Wanted poster

Task 2: If you can, print out the pictures below, otherwise draw or talk about them. See if you can put them in order to tell the story. Write a short caption with each picture to say what is happening.


Task 3: Make a Gruffalo’s Child puppet. Use the picture below or draw your own! Colour it in and stick it together to create a puppet!


Task 4: Make your own picture to show what the mouse might see in the woods. You could draw something from the story, or make up your own!!! Use the picture below or draw your own.

What has the mouse seen?

Task 5: EVERYDAY practice writing your name




Phonics should be done EVERY DAY. Whether it is just a recap, a game or practicing writing words with the sounds they have learnt.


We are now on to Phase 4 of Letters and Sounds, which is a recap and practice phase. It is so important now to recap and practise all the skills we know.

This includes handwriting, letter formation (writing letters the correct way), practising reading and writing words including polysyllabic words (words with 2 or more syllables).

Below are some words to practice reading and writing, but there are lots more you can practice!! Look around your house and write about some of the things in your house! You could make a list of things in different rooms of your house.





















Remember to practice reading and writing all your tricky words – these are words that we just have to know, we cannot sound them out!



































A good way to practice is to stick the words up around the house. Exposure to tricky words and sounds in Reception is key to helping your child remember them!


Below are a few websites and games you can use to practice your phonics.


Please make some time to read with your child. It is good to spend time reading cooks for pleasure, where your child listens to you reading and may join in with certain phrases, as well as giving them a chance to read to you, an older sibling or another family member. Let them try to read it independently first, offering support where needed.


Oxford Reading Tree has a fantastic website where you can find a range of free books to read online that are suitable for your child to read to you.

Please make sure you are only selecting books for the correct age band for your child. If they are finding it easy, then feel free to move up an age band, but they should start off reading at their age level. If you have any questions about reading levels please do feel free to ask in the Evidence Me app.



This week we are looking at 6, 7 and 8.


Why not warm up by learning and singing this shape song?

Shapes Song 2

Task 1: Make a springy legged spider. Create a spider body, then make zig zag folded paper for his legs. Count how many legs a spider has and label each leg a different number. How many eyes does a spider have? Can you draw them on? Use the picture below to help.




Task 2: If you can, go in your garden (if you have one) or take a walk to the local park. Have a look for minibeasts under rocks, on leaves and in bushes. Make a list of all the minibeasts you find, draw a picture of them and write how many legs they have.


Task 3: Draw a tens frame like the one below. Use different objects to count 6, 7 and 8 objects. Play a game where you take a handful of objects and count them onto your tens frame. How many do you have?

Tens frame

Task 4: Can you make your own birthday cakes that have 6, 7 or 8 candles? You could draw them or make them out of different materials.



This week in PSHE we are talking about never giving up when we find something hard. Talk about some things you have learnt to do that you found tricky or hard to start with, but with practice and never giving up you managed to do it. It could be learning to walk, riding a bike, learning to roller skate, or something else.


Share this book ‘The Jungle Run’ together and talk about how some of the animals didn’t give up.

The Jungle Run By Tony Mitton & Guy Parker- Rees read aloud by Story Telling with Kim

The Jungle RunHere come the animals one by one, all getting ready for The Jungle Run.The race is on! But just who will win The Jungle Run? Everyone thinks th...

You could do some yoga together based on the book.

Kids Yoga Story = The Jungle Run

A fun kids yoga class following along with the Jungle Run story book.

Creative and Being Imaginative:


It’s fun to be creative – think about lots of different materials you could use to be creative. Paper, paint, pencils, glue, scissors, tape, chalk, pastels, etc.

There are lots of fun ways to get creative. Below are a few ideas, but you can be creative in ANY way.

  • Junk modelling from recycled materials
  • Painting on ice or ice cubes
  • Putting paint into a ziplock bag and using your fingers to move the paint in the bag
  • Blowing bubbles into paint and pressing paper on top to create a bubble effect
  • Using chalk on black paper to create night time pictures
  • Using leave or other natural materials to create animal pictures
  • Painting on pebbles
  • Using pom-poms on pegs as a paintbrush
  • Creating your own paintbrushes using leaves attached to sticks
  • Cutting vegetables in half and using them in paint to create vegetable printings




Children need regular exercise, and that's hard to do when you are stuck inside! Here are a few videos to keep you active or have a look around for some of your own - or make up your own exercises!



- Putting on your coat

- Zipping up your coat

- Getting dressed by yourself including doing up your own shoes

- Writing and recognising your own name

- Counting forwards and backwards to 20

- Practice writing numbers to 10