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Week 2 30.03.20 - 03.04.20

Good morning! We hope that you have relaxed this weekend and have spent time doing some fun things as a family. We have some more activities planned for you this week to keep your brains active! Try your best at the activities and remember to do them when is best for you. You can do them altogether, space them out through the day or they may take longer to complete. Do not worry if you don’t get them all done!


It has been lovely seeing children learning at home on Tapestry! We would love you to keep posting your learning so we can keep in touch and comment on the great things you have been doing at home.



If you have any difficulties at all feel free to contact us and we will get back in touch as quickly as we can.


Janice Bennett, Louisa Charles, Beth Ashley-Cooper and Laura Pugh.


Friday 03.04.20

Good Morning everyone,

We hope that you have enjoyed your this week, you have all done so well learning at home for the past 2 weeks. The Reception staff are missing teaching you all!


Day 10 writing – Draw your own picture and caption! Draw a picture, it could be something you have done this week or in the past with your family. It might be of a fantasy such as a dragon or a unicorn. When you have done your drawing can you write some sentences to describe what is happening in your picture or even write a story?


Day 10 Reading – Practise Phase 3 sounds and tricky words. You could write out your sounds/tricky words and stick them up around the room. When your adult calls out the sound or tricky word run to it or you could have some spaced out on the floor and splat the sound when it has been said. Read one of your favourite books with your adult, can you sound out any words you know?


Day 10 Formation – Formation of ‘f’, start at the top, curve round and then descend below the line. Then flick. The bottom part of ‘f’ sits below the line. Then the cross of the ‘f’ sits above the line.. (Parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)


Day 10 MathsSet up a shop, it could be a toyshop, green grocers, a newsagent! Then label all the items you want to sell, make sure they do not go higher than 10p. You could use amounts up to 20p if you are feeling confident. Role-play shop with your adult and practise adding amounts together to find the total. You can draw pictures of the coins to help combine numbers or you could use real money. 1ps or 2ps would work best as children will tend to count the number of coins, rather than the amount that the coin represents. If your child is confident with what each coin represents encourage them to use different coins.

Thursday 02.04.20


Good morning,

Hope you have had time to do some of the tasks this week and have enjoyed them. The most important things to keep up with are phonic flashcards, we have done so well as a year group to learn our phase 2 and 3 sounds. Keep that practise up. Any time you get to read a book, try to sound out words as well as listen for enjoyment. Practise counting to and back to 20. Count anything and everything!


Day 9 writingToday we are asking the children to write instructions for crossing the road safely. Talk through the steps of crossing the road first. Recap them so that your child understands each step. Encourage your child to use numbers for each instruction and time openers such as first, next, then, after that.


Day 9 ReadingPractise Phase 3 sounds then sound out and blend Phase 4 word cards. You could turn this into a game where you say the word and children have to find the word card by decoding it. For each word they find they get a point. They could group words that have the same sounds in, for example find all words that have the ‘ar’ digraph.


Day 9 Formation – Practise formation of ‘h’, start at the top, go back up and around the robots arm, then flick. You can challenge children to write different words with ‘h’ in to practise formation. (Parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)


Day 9 Maths – How many things can you do in a minute. Show children how long a minute is by using a timer on a phone or the minute hand on a clock. Use the suggestions on the sheet for children to estimate how many of the activity to do in a minute. Children to then complete a minute of each activity and count how many they are doing – this may need a parent or older sibling to help. You can extend this activity by asking children to come up with their own ideas to time.

Wednesday 01.04.20


Good morning,

I hope that you are all well and enjoying your learning. If you would like to do something creative today, I’ve been sent a great link to Art John who is an artist and a teacher. Watch is video on how to make a 3D dinosaur! I thought this activity was good because you don’t have to use glue and all you need is a cereal box.


If you have ago go at making one, please send us some photos on tapestry.


Day 8 writingMake up and write story for the pictures. Write a sentence for each of the pictures. Encourage children to use a full stop at the end of each sentence they write. To extend children’s learning you can ask them to write describing words such as ‘the yellow banana’.


Day 8 ReadingPractise Phase 3 sounds and tricky words. Read the first set of phase 4 word cards. Cut out the pictures and captions, mix them up. Read each caption and match it to the correct picture. You could play games by sticking the pictures up around the room so children have to hunt for them. Children can also draw their own pictures and write their own captions.

Day 8 Formation – Form the letter ‘r’, we encourage the children to start at the top, go down, back up and round the robot’s arm. (Parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)


Day 8 Maths – How many objects remind the children of 10? Encourage them to draw as many things as they can that represent 10, for example a 10p coin, 10 green bottles, a ten frame, 10’clock. This is a good activity to revise other numbers to 10.

Tuesday 30.03.20

Good morning,

We hope you enjoyed all of the activities we planned for you yesterday. Did you manage to retell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar?


Some of you have been asking for the Days of the Week song, here are the words to help your parents sing along:

Marching Monday, marching Monday, lift your knees up high,

Tiptoe Tuesday, Tiptoe Tuesday, reach up to the sky,

Wiggly Wednesday, Wiggly Wednesday, wiggle and jiggle,

Thinking Thursday, Think Thursday, how clever can you be?

Fizzy Friday, Fizzy Friday, fizzle and crackling,

Sparkly Saturday, Sparkly Saturday, sprinkle and sparkling,

Sunny Sunday, sunny Sunday, to brighten up our world.

Those are the days, that’s the week, which day is it today?


Day 2 writing – Can you write a sentence using your phonics to describe the picture? If you would like to write some more, the animal could be a character in a story. Describe where the character is going on a trip, what happens on their trip out and how they get back home. Make it as silly as you can!


Day 2 Reading – Practise Phase 3 sounds and tricky words. Your could say play sound bingo with your adults – draw a grid of 9 (or more if you feel confident) get your parents to say a phase 3 sound and if you have it on your bingo grid, cross it off. When you have collected all sounds in your grid you say bingo! Read a book of your choice for enjoyment, can you spot any tricky words in the book? You can also have a go at sounding out words and share the reading with your adult. Discuss the pictures in the book, describe what you can see.

Day 2 Formation – Practise forming ‘e’. I always imagine I’m cutting the top off the egg and scooping it out to form the curve of ‘e’. (Parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)


Day 2 Maths – Today’s maths focus is comparing measurements. Can you order your favourite toys in height order, starting from smallest to tallest? Can you draw lines of different lengths and label which is the shortest and longest? Maybe you have cereal boxes that are different sizes – can you order them and explain how you have done it?

You can also do this with weight. Use different packets or tins of food. Hold them in your hands to feel the weight then decide which ones are heavier and which ones are lighter. Can you order up to 3 different items or more if you are feeling confident. To extend this activity you could predict which item is the heaviest/lightest first and then test the objects to prove if your prediction was correct.


Monday 30.03.20


Day 6 writing – rewrite the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Children should use the images on the story map to retell the story verbally first. If they have the book at home they can read that and use the pictures to remind them of the story. We have retold this story as a class so the children should remember it. The children can then have a go at using their phonics to write sentences that retell the story. Some children will be able to write some sentences about their favourite part of the story and some children will be confident to rewrite the whole story (Challenge: can you make your own story in the style of the hungry caterpillar? You could change the animal and what it eats! You could then make your own book and draw pictures for it)


Day 6 Reading – practise phase 3 sounds and tricky words (use the sound and word mats or make flash cards for quick recall.  Read a book for enjoyment. (We would love to see videos of you reading your favourite books on Tapestry! You could read out your own version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar)


Day 6 Formation – formation of ‘g’, remind children to go round the curly caterpillar, up, then down for the monkey’s tail which descends below the line. (parents please refer to the video section of the website for correct letter formation.)


Day 6 Maths – To warm up for maths we always sing a song that relates to number, you could try singing some of the number nursery rhymes that are on the BBC website:


Play any dice games at home such as snakes and ladders. If you do not have any dice games you could invent your own game which encourages counting. You can encourage counting by asking how may spaces they have moved, if they go up a ladder how many spaces did they skip.


Another fun game for counting is to use skittles, or anything you can knock over with a ball. Line up the objects, roll a ball or throw a bean bag and count how many are knocked over and how many are left standing.


Dominoes are also great for subitizing numbers (knowing what an amount is by looking). Children can then combine the numbers on the dominoes to find the total.  If you don’t have any dominoes you can easily make your own.