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Wk Beginning 25/01/2021

Hi Reception,


I can't believe we're at the start of another week of home learning, I like to think of it as, a week closer to being back in school together. I hope you all had a good weekend and had fun playing in the snow!  It certainly looked very wintery when I opened my curtains on Saturday morning, it made a nice change from all that rain!


It was lovely to speak to you and your parents last week and to hear how hard you’re working at home, I’m super proud of you all.  Thank you to all Parents and Grandparents for your support and hard work, I know home learning is not easy for any of us and I really appreciate your kind words and support as we work together.


I really enjoy seeing all your posts on our school blog and look forward to seeing your smiley faces every day.  If you have not already uploaded any photos please try and do this, this week.  If you have any problems give me a call at school.


As always...take care, stay safe and keep smiling.


Love Mrs Wright x



Please click on the correct group icon below to take you to this weeks sessions. Complete both of the sessions each day and record work in your home learning books. smiley



Read books on the Oxford Owl website, these books are well matched to your child's reading level. Use the login details:


Username: Wrightr

Password year0


Click on the Read Write inc ebook library and then read the books as follows:


Mrs Atherton's RWI group - Read sound blending books

Mrs Wright's RWI group - Read ditty books or Red books

Miss Abbott's group - Read Purple books.


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


While we can't hug

Still image for this video



  • Hedgehog and tortoise thought of lots of ways to show love. Can you think of some more ideas?  You can use the sheet attached below or draw pictures and label your ideas with words or sentences.


  • Think about how the hedgehog and tortoise were feeling at the beginning and the end of the story.  Write a list of their feelings.


  • Hedgehogs hibernate during the winter.  Look at the PowerPoint below to find out which other animals hibernate.  Write a list of all the animals you find out about.


  • Choose your favourite hibernating animal and write a sentence to tell me all about it.


  • Winter is one of our four seasons.  Watch the clip below to find out about the other three seasons.  Decide which is your favourite.  Draw a picture and tell me in a sentence why it is your favourite one. My favourite season is Summer because I go on holiday to Cornwall with my family.

Winter Hibernation Winter's Tale | BBC Studios

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CBeebies: Hibernation with Sarah and Duck

CBeebies: Hibernation with Sarah and DuckAs the weather gets colder, Sarah finds out where tortoise should sleep.Visit CBeebies at

My favourite season



Whiterose Maths sessions, click on the link below and complete this weeks sessions, one per day.


Video sessions 1-5 Alive in 5 (Week 3)

Come and See (RE)


Reveal - How the Parish Family Celebrate


  • Talk about what a parish is? Talk about the church, the school and all the families you know at school and church. We are all a part of a parish.


  • Draw a picture of our school family.  We all belong to the St Teresa School family.





  • Talk about how we can celebrate in Church.  List some of the celebrations in church.


  • Have you been to a Baptism, Christmas mass, a Wedding?  


  • Look at any photographs you may have of your own Baptism or a relatives wedding.

Knowledge and Understanding the World


Over the last few weeks we have been learning all about winter.  It is one of the four seasons we have in our country.  Watch the clips below to find out about the other seasons.



The weather in winter changes all of the time, it can be cold and icy or wet and windy.  Keep a weather diary this week.  You can use the chart below or create your own in your home learning book.

Many animals are now hibernating away out of the cold winter.  Watch the PowerPoint to see which animals hibernate and where do they hide away?


  • Complete a table like the one below to sort which animals hibernate and which don't.  You can think of your own animals too.


Hibernation Ppt

Take part in this hibernation quiz on CBeebies.

Often the ground is frozen in the winter and it can be difficult for birds to find food.


  • Follow the link to CBeebies and make one of the bird feeders.  Hang it in your garden and keep an eye out to see how many birds visit your feeder.



Ice Experiment - Place some toys in a container with water and place in the freezer.  Once they are frozen, experiment with different ways of how to help your toys escape. You could try adding water or salt and think of your own ideas too.  I can't wait to see and hear all about how you managed to free your toys.


Creative and Physical development


Many famous artists have created pictures inspired by winter.  Try to create one of these:


Claude Monet
Look at the pictures of Monet's The Magpie and Houses in the Snow. Talk about cold colours and let children select some to use – blue, white, grey, silver, etc. Ask them to paint a snowy scene using their chosen colours.





Abraham Teerlink
Look at Abraham Teerlink’s painting 
The Snowstorm. Let children cut out the shape of winter trees, figures and buildings using black paper and stick onto a sheet of blue paper. Create the snowstorm using runny white paint splattered onto the paper using a toothbrush.




  • Make a picture of your favourite 'hibernating' animal in their homes.  Here are some examples you may want to copy.
Sing along with this song all about hibernating animals.

Hibernate | Nature song for Kids | 4K | Appu Series

BabyNurseryRhymesSongs #Learningsongs #nature #HibernateThere are winter animals that love to be in the snow. There are others that find it too cold and sle...

Try this kids yoga, it follows the story of, 'We're going on a bear hunt'.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

A Cosmic Kids yoga adventure about about going on a bear hunt! (Inspired by the wonderful book by Michael Rosen)⭐ Sign up for FREE access to our Yoga Quest c...

Enjoy all of your activities this wee.  Remember to work hard and have fun.


Love Mrs Wright xx