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Week Beginning 15/06/2020

Hi Reception,


I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed a rest from your home learning. My family and I went for a lovely walk with our dog Fred and enjoyed some gardening yesterday.  Our sunflowers are growing fast, I think Joseph's is the tallest at the moment, Hollie isn't very happy about that!  How are yours growing?  I have been really busy in school over the last few weeks getting our classroom ready to welcome you back next week.  I cant wait to see you and hear all about the adventures you have enjoyed with your families over the last few months.  I bet you have grown so much...I hope I still recognise you all.   


Hope to see you all soon.



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 a word.  Take it in turns to say a rhyming word i.e. cat, mat, bat, sat.
  • How many words can you make using the letters in the word dinosaurs?
  • Play Picnic on Pluto or Rocket rescue 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 How do dinosaurs say goodnight? - click on the link to access story.  
  • Talk about your routine at bedtime – write a simple bedtime routine for a dinosaur. 
  • Discuss whether dinosaurs really live in houses – research online to find out what their habitats were really like
  • Listen to the story below Harry and the Dinosaurs go wild.  Did you like this story?  What was your favourite part of the story?  What adventure do you think the dinosaurs will go on next?
  • What does endangered mean?  Watch the video to find out which are animals are endangered.
  • Play on teach your monster to read.
  • Read at least one book on bug club.
  • Listen to a story, CBeebies bedtime stories every night. 

Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Wild

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Endangered and Extinct Animals | Video for Kids | Rare Extinct Animals Video



*  After listening to the story, Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Wild and watching the endangered species video.  Write a list of all the endangered species you have learnt about.


* Design a poster telling others about endangered species.  Make sure to write at least one interesting fact on your poster.   


* Look at the PowerPoint below and watch Andy's dinosaur adventures.  Draw or paint your favourite dinosaur and write some facts about it.


* Make up a ‘new’ dinosaur and describe what it would look like and what it could do – draw or paint a picture of it.





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


                * Combining two quantities to find the total

                * Exploring addition by adding on

                * Exploring subtraction as partitioning

                * Exploring subtraction as taking away

                * Comparing two sets of objects using 'more' or 'fewer'


* Play these games adding and subtracting and Two digit number machine


* Play Maths Games on Education City.  I only added new games at the end of last week so I will give you a little longer to play on these.  Please feel free to search other games on the site too.

Understanding the world and creative


* I hope you are all remembering to complete your sunflower diaries? Don't forget to send me photos and update our blog as your plant starts to grow.


* This week we are learning about dinosaurs and endangered species. Discuss the similarities and differences between dinosaurs and animals that are alive today.


 * Look at the PowerPoint above about dinosaurs and watch Andy's Dinosaur Adventures in BBC iplayer.


* Make up a dinosaur dance, showing the movements your favourite (or invented) dinosaur can make – can you find a favourite piece of music to go with your dance.


* Find out which dinosaurs could fly, which could swim and which lived on the ground – make a tally chart to show how many you can find of each.


* We have found out about dinosaurs because of the many fossils found around the world.  Watch the CBeebies clip and have a go at making your own fossil.


* What can we do to try and protect endangered species?  Watch the Youtube clips on endangered animals.  Chose your favourite animal and discuss how we can help to make sure it doesn't become extinct, like the dinosaurs did.


* Design a dinosaur sock puppet.


* Make a prehistoric picture on your ipad or computer.


* Make a dinosaur trail.




Endangered Animals!

Personal Social and Emotional Development


As many of you will hopefully be coming back into school next week I thought it would be useful to complete the lesson from the Oak Academy all about sleep.  Being in a routine has been tricky over the last few months, I know it has been in the Wright household! I hope this lesson helps.


* Sleep lesson


I have also included a session on 'healthy hugs', children will be helping ‘Rosie the Ragdoll’ learn a different way of meeting and greeting her friends during COVID-19 without touching each other.  Children will begin to recognise, understand and think of different non-verbal gestures to communicate.


* Healthy hugs


We have lots of fun activities planned for when you all join us next week too.  I can't wait to see you all. smiley 

Enjoy your learning and remember to put lots of photographs on our school blog or twitter page.   I can't wait to see what you've all been up to.


Take care and stay safe.


Lots of Love 

Mrs W xx