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Week Beginning 08/06/2020

Hi Reception,


I hope you all had a lovely weekend, even though it was a little bit 'wetter' than it has been in a long while!  I had forgotten what the rain looked like!   Although it will have done our sunflower seeds the world of good, hopefully you should start to see some little shoots of green popping through the soil soon.  Enjoy all of your learning this week and continue to shine for your parents.  Hope to see you all soon.


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.
  • Think of words to describe the rainforest animals - each word should start with the same letter, for example; mad, munching monkey or large, loving lion.
  • Play ‘I Spy in the Rainforest’. ‘I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with t’. CHALLENGE: Change it to ‘I spy, with my little eye, my word includes the special friends ee’ - ‘Tree’.
  • Play Buried Treasure  or Word machine online on Phonics Play.
  • Play one of the phonics 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 Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth - click on the link to access story.  
  • Watch Go Jetters: Amazon Rainforest.  Where was the tree frog was found? What sound did it make? Which rainforest insect steals the picnic? What happens when the tree frogs aren’t there to eat the ants?
  • Read these tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, into, he, she, me, we, be. CHALLENGE: Ask your child to find these tricky words in the stories you are reading.  Practice spelling these words too.
  • Play on teach your monster to read.
  • Read at least one book on bug club.
  • Listen to a story, CBeebies bedtime stories every night. 



*  After listening to the story, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth, draw a picture of the Sloth and label the picture using words to describe him e.g. tiny ears, three toes.


* After watching Go Jetters and the clips of the Rainforest on CBeebies and CBBC.  Discuss the rainforest. What can you see? What can you hear? Draw a picture of the rainforest and write a sentence about what you can see and hear.


* Say or write a list of all the animals you would find in the rainforest. CHALLENGE: Can you think of an animal for each letter of the alphabet e.g. a=alligator, b=bird.


* Create a rainforest animal mask then talk about the sounds that different animals make. CHALLENGE: Can you write a sentence to describe the animal? e.g. I like the monkey. He is cheeky. He jumps in the trees.


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





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


                * Understanding the concept of double

                * Understanding the concept of half

                * Understanding the concept of half - lesson 2 

                * The relationship between doubling and halving

                * Applying and understanding doubling and halving


* Play this Ladybird Spots-Counting, Matching and Ordering Game. You can tailor the difficulty to your child’s level.


* 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


* Remember to keep a diary of how your sunflower is growing.  Draw pictures and label what is happening.  Joseph and Hollie have been taking good care of their plants and the shoots have just started to peep through the soil!  Don't forget to send me photos and update our blog as your plant starts to grow.


* This week we are learning about rainforests, click on the link to Watch the Go Jetters on a trip to the Amazon rainforest in South America. Can you find this on a map or globe?  Is it close or far away from where we live?


* Watch the video about animals in the rainforest and go through the PowerPoints below. Can you talk about some of the animals that live in the rainforest? Can you remember any facts? Can you describe the animals?  


* Which is your favourite animal and why?

* Can you make your own explorers outfit (e.g. binoculars, sunhat, backpack) and head out to the garden or on your daily walk. What creatures can your child find? Are they similar to any you might see in the rainforest? Take photographs.


* Does the Amazon rainforest look like where we live?  How is it different? Is there anything that is the same?   Remember last weeks home learning activities all about Kenya?  Is the rainforest similar or different to Kenya?  


A Trip to the Rainforest

Virtual Field Trip - Amazon Rainforest

* Play the Animal Jungle Quiz, listen to the clues. Can you match the clue to the correct animal?

* Click here to create your own jungle. Drag the animals onto the picture. Where do you think the animals should go? Why? For example on the ground, in the trees…

* Make a Collage of a Rainforest Animal using recycled materials from around the house.


* Click on the link and join in with Andy's animal rap.

* The Oak Academy also have two lessons all about Rainforests.  Click on the links below to access the lessons.


1.  Moving like animals in the Rainforest.

2.  Making your own mini Rainforest



Enjoy your learning and remember to put lots of photographs on our school blog or twitter page.  I will upload a video of Hollie reading another story later in the week.  She is busy deciding which one she would like to read to you all. smiley


Take care and stay safe.


Lots of Love 

Mrs W xx