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Week Beginning 01/06/2020

Hi Reception,


I hope you all had a wonderful half term, enjoyed plenty of fun in the sunshine and of course had a well earned rest from your home learning.  Wow ! So here we are at would have been the start of our final half term together in are you all so grown up already! Although this time will be different than what I had planned, I will make sure you have lots of fun activities to complete at home and hopefully I will get to spend some time in school with you in the coming weeks.


Stay safe, keep smiling and take care 



Lots of Love Mrs Wright xx




If your child has watched all of the sounds and now knows them confidently, please move onto the next set of speed sounds.


Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am (Mrs Atherton's RWI groups)

Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am ( Mrs Wright's and Mrs Kubiak's RWI group)

Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am ( Mrs Burrows' RWI group)


Films are shown at the times above and will be available for 24 hours.  If you are struggling to access any of the sessions please contact me at school.


  • Write the new sound and five words with the sound into your home learning books.
  • Play Buried Treasure online on Phonics Play.
  •  Splat the Letter- Write out the letters for the sounds your child has been practising on pieces of paper and spread out on the floor. Take it in turns to shout out a sound and both players have to try and splat the sound with their hand.
  • Play one of the phonic games on education city.



Read books on the Oxford Owl website, these books are well matched to your child's reading level.  Follow the link below to access the RWI books matched to child's group. 


Sound blending books - Mrs Wright's group

Red Ditty books - Mrs Kubiak's group

Green books - Mrs Burrows' group


You can read other books on the Oxford Owl website too.


  • Read Handa's Surprise - click on the link to access story.  
  • Play memory games, ‘I went to the market, I bought… The next person repeats the above sentence remembering the items bought already and adding a new one to the list each time. Use fruits like in Handa’s Surprise.
  • Play on teach your monster to read.
  • Read at least one book on bug club.
  • Listen to a story, CBeebies bedtime stories every night. 
  • Listen to The Way Back Home, read by Hollie.  Where would you fly to if you found an aeroplane in your cupboard?  Who do you think the boy's parcel was from? Why did he get a walkie talkie?

The way back home

Still image for this video



*  After listening to the story, Handa's Surprise, name and draw the different fruits. Label them using describing words.  For example: The spiky, juicy pineapple.


* Draw a story map for Handa's Surprise, label the different animals she sees along the way.


* Draw and write a sentence about your favourite animal found in the Maasai Mara National Park.


*Write one interesting fact you found out about Africa. ( See PowerPoint below)


* Look at the picture below, choose where you would like to go and how you would get there.  Write two sentences, remembering to start each sentence with a capital letter and end with a full stop.



* Oak National Academy sessions, click on the links below and complete the following five Maths sessions over the week:  


                * Sorting 2D shapes

                * Creating patterns with shapes

                * Finding 3D shapes in the environment

                * Describing 3D shapes

                * Revision and practice


* Look at these pictures of flags from around the world. Can you spot any shapes in the flags and can name them?


* Play Maths Games on Education City.  I have added some new games but please feel free to search other games on the site.

Understanding the world and creative


By now you should have all received your letter through the post and have planted or be ready to plant your sunflower seeds.


* Keep a diary of how your sunflower is growing.  Draw pictures and label what is happening.  Don't forget to water it daily...especially in this hot weather!  Joseph and Hollie have planted a sunflower seed each too, I wonder whose grows the tallest?  Don't forget to send me photos and update our blog as your plant starts to grow.


* Handa's surprise is set in Kenya.  Can you find Kenya on a map or globe?  Is it close or far away from where we live?  How would we travel to Kenya? Do you know anyone who has visited Kenya or maybe another country in Africa?


* Click on the link to Watch the Go Jetters on a trip to the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. 


* Which is your favourite animal and why?


* Does the Maasai Mara National Park look like where we live?  How is it different? Is there anything that is the same?


* Look at the PowerPoint all about Africa.



Africa PowerPoint

* African art - For hundreds of years this has  influences by the patterns found in the environment and surroundings. Use the pictures below to help you create your own African artwork. 

* Look at these flags from around the world. Discuss which are your favourites and why? Can you find and draw/paint the Kenyan flag?  Do you recognise any other flags?  How about the Union Jack?


* Design your own flag using different 2D shapes and your favourite colours.


* Look at the food in your kitchen and find out what countries some of it comes from. Search on a map for those countries.  Find the flag for each of these countries.


* Taste some of the fruits from Handa's surprise.

* Try this African dance, maybe you could make your own music and dance after you have tried this one!

* Why not learn this weeks song of the week, click the link below.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development


* At this very strange time in our lives, you may be feeling a little worried about what is happening, what has changed and what will happen in the future.


* Complete the Worried session from the Oak Academy.


* Make a worry box.


* Think about what you can do to help any of your friends who might be feeling worried.

I hope you enjoy all of your learning this week, remember to put your photographs on twitter and our school blog...I can't wait to see them!



Lots of Love 


Mrs Wright xx