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Week Beginning 8th February

Week Beginning 8th February 2021


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 following on from National Storytelling Week and looking at the book ‘What We’ll Build’ by Oliver Jeffers.

Before you read the story, have a look at the picture below and discuss the questions.

Talk about what is happening here. Who can you see? Whose hands do you think these are? What makes you think this? How can you describe the hands?

Read the words on the pages and think about the words you can hear. Who do you think is saying these words? What makes you think this? What do you think the things they will build are? Look at the last words on the pages ‘you and I’. Do you think this means they will build the things together or they will build things separately?

Now think carefully about the word build. What do you think of when you first hear this word? What sort of things do you think can be built? Make a list of all the things you can think of.


Task 1: Think again about what you think these two characters might build. See if you can imagine the things they are building and think about them building those things. Where are they? What do they look like? What are they building? What are they using to build?

When you have thought of something, take a piece of paper and a pencil and draw what you imagined. You could add some colour as well if you like.


Task 2: Share the story below together.

What We'll Build by Oliver Jeffers

Talk about why people build things. What sort of people build things? What do they build? Does everyone have the power to build something?

What other types of things can we build? Friendships? What do we need to be able to build good friendships?


Make a five finger friendship poster explaining what makes a good friend and how we should treat our friends.

Task 3: Watch the video below from Little Inventors to hear from a real inventor and help you think about the kinds of things people create and why.

Little Inventors

If you could build something what would it be and why? Would it be a building, house, village or city? A type of transport? Something you would use in your house? A piece of technology to help people like a robot or a machine?

What do you think you would need to be able to build this thing? What materials could you use? How would you make it?

Task 4: What do you think people need to do to build new things or ideas? What would help their idea become real?

Make a plan for the object or idea you want to build. Start with a drawing so people can see what you want to achieve. Give it a name, describe what it does and how it works.

Think about what materials you will need to build it.

When you’ve created your plan, you could make a model of it using junk modelling materials you have at home (boxes, egg cartons, milk bottles, yoghurt pots, cardboard tubes, etc)

Share your work on Evidence Me by THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY to be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book, or even prizes for the school!





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 activities to practice all your reading and writing skills.

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!






This week we are looking at number bonds to 10 using a tens frame. 


Warm up with these activities from White Rose Maths.

Task 1: Recap on your number bonds to 10

I Know My Number Bonds to 10

Make your own number cards to 10 (make sure there are two number 5s) and place them upside down on a table or floor in front of you. Take it in turns to pick two cards. If they are a number bond to 10, you get to keep the cards! If not, turn them back over and it is the next person's go. See who is the first to find the most number bonds!


Task 2: Ask someone to hide 10 objects around your room or in your garden if you have one. Make your own tens frame on a sheet of paper or with chalk or whatever else you have at home.

As you find the objects, add them to your tens frame. After each one, count how many you have found and how many you have left to find. Can you think of the number sentence to match?


Task 3: Using your tens frame, place 10 objects in the frame so it is full. Close your eyes and ask someone to take some of the objects away. Look at the tens frame and use what you know about number bonds to work out how many were taken away. Then see if you can write it as a number sentence. As a challenge, you could try and write a take away number sentence (For example 10 - 3 = 7).


Task 4: Make some playdough (recipe below) and use it to explore different ways to show number bonds to 10.




This week in PSHE we are thinking about achieving our goals and what it means to be proud.


A few weeks ago we were thinking about goals we might like to achieve and things we would like to get better at. Think about what your goal was. Did you achieve your goal? Talk about how you have achieved it. What did you do to achieve your goal? What would your next goal be?


Print the footprint below or draw around your own foot to create a footprint. Inside your footprint write one thing you are proud of achieving this term. Maybe you learnt a new skill, maybe you've been working hard on your handwriting or numbers, or maybe you can do something now that you couldn't do before.


When you've written it in you can decorate your footprint. Display it in your house to show everyone what you are proud of. Your family could even do their own as well and you could have a family display to be proud of.

Creative and Being Imaginative:


This week we will also be looking at Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day.


Share this Chinese New Year story together.

The Great Race - Chinese Zodiac

Below are some Chinese New Year and Valentine's craft ideas to do at home.




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!

We will also be setting you a Half Term challenge to make up your own dance to one of your favourite songs! Look out for a video on Evidence Me towards the end of the week!





- 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