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Week Beginning 22nd February

Week Beginning 22nd February 2021


Welcome Back everyone!! We hope you all had a fantastic and restful half term. We are so proud of all the work you have been getting up to. Keep it up for the next few weeks and hopefully we will all be back together again soon!


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. Please also check the app for weekly videos, topic introductions, stories and more from the class teachers.





This week we are looking at the traditional tale ‘The Gingerbread Man’.


Below is just one version of the story, but there are many more on YouTube that you could watch as well.

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: Write or print out the sentence below and cut along the lines. Read the words and try to work out the correct order to put them in. Remember to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop. Then read your sentence and draw a picture to match it.


(The complete sentence is underneath the ones to cut out. Please try and allow your child to figure out the sentence without looking at it first - remind them to read the sentence as they go)

Task 2: Read the story again and then fill in the book review below. Write about your favourite part of the story and why it is your favourite. Tell us your favourite character in the story and how many stars you would give the story to recommend to others. This means would you tell other people to read the story? The more stars you give it the better the story is!

Task 3: Design and make your own gingerbread person. You could use paper, junk modelling resources, playdough or anything else you can find. Think about what it would look like, would it be a boy or a girl, and what it would wear. Below are some ideas!

Task 4: Use the template below or make your own to create a speech bubble for one of the characters from the gingerbread man. Think about what they say in the story, or make up your own sentence for them to say!

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 have now learnt all the sounds for Reception and are moving 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!


Read the sentences below and then have a go at writing them and drawing a picture to match the sentence.


My fish and chips are on a dish.

I have ten socks in my handbag.

His shark was being too nippy.

The frog jumps in the pond and swims off.

A crab crept into a crack in the rock.

It is six o’clock in the morning.

The squid has lots of big teeth.

They have twenty dogs in the backyard.


Have a go at completing the workbooks below.




This week we are looking at number bonds to 10 using a part whole model. How many different ways can you show 10 using your fingers or different things around your house? Can you write down all the different ways using number sentences?

I Know My Number Bonds to 10

Warm up using these White Rose activities.

Task 1: Print off the game below or make your own. Get a dice or use the sheet to print and make your own. Roll the dice and move your counter along the board. Look at the number on the square you land on, and say the number you need to add to it to make 10. The player to get to the finish first is the winner!

Task 2: Listen to the song below ‘Ten in the Bed’. Learn the song and then make your own props to go along with the song and use them to practice your number bonds.

Ten in the Bed

Task 3: Using the pictures to below to help you, practice your number bonds by drawing or painting the numicon pieces that make 10. Write the number sentence underneath.

Task 4: Look at the slides below to learn more about using the part whole model for number bonds. Then have a go at the activity sheet to practice.

Task 5: Have a go at the workbook below to practice all your number bond skills.




This week in PSHE we are talking about healthy bodies and exercising.

Why do we exercise? Why is it important? What happens to our bodies when we exercise? Does anything change? Do a quick experiment: jump up and down as quickly as you can for one minute. When you stop, do you notice if anything has changed? Think about your breathing and your heartbeat.

TASK 1: Choose your favourite sport and draw a picture of it. Then write a sentence about why you like this sport.

TASK 2: How many jumps/hops/skips/etc can you do in one minute. Make a chart of how many you can do in one minute and see what you are fastest at.



Creative and Being Imaginative:


You can choose to do any of these creative projects or think of your own to make! It’s fun to explore lots of different types of resources such as junk modelling, painting, chalk, pencils, etc.

Below are a few ideas to get you started.




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!

Indoor workout

Kids workout

Jungle Exercise



- 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