Reception Planning Archive

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 13th July

Topic: What can you see in Summer?

Weekly Reading Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Story of the week:
1.     Watch the story The Lighthouse Keepers lunch
Discuss the title and front cover. Explain any new vocabulary. How did Mr Grinling feel about his lunch? What was inside the basket?  

2.     Share Seaside Poems
What do you love about visiting the seaside? Try and list all of them. Listen carefully to these poems that mention all the things to do with the seaside. When you have heard them all  discuss which was your favourite and explain why. 


Ongoing Reading Activities:
 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.  
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot.
 
Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. 
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities. 
Focus: Measures
 
This week we would like you to learn about measures through some online lessons by Oak National Academy.
The academy is backed by the government and has been created by teachers who deliver video lessons.
 
We have chosen 5 lessons linked to measures, just complete one a day.
 
1.     Lesson One: Describe capacities of objects.
2.     Lesson Two: Compare volume of liquids
3.     Lesson Three: Estimate lengths of objects
4.     Lesson Four: Compare weights of objects
5.     Lesson Five: Measure objects
 
6.     Complete capacity and volume sheet.
 
7.     Try some of the following:
·       Make playdough worms, snakes or sausages. Which is the longest/shortest?
·       Using Lego or Duplo blocks to measure how tall something is.
·       Choose 2 items and decide which is heavier e.g. a tin of beans and a packet of crisps.

Ongoing Maths Activities:
Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people. 
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day 
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this. 
 
 
Weekly Phonic Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.     Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack. 
 
2.     Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.     Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.     Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.     Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.     Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.     Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.     Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
                 
Focus:  Sentences about summer.
 
1.     Think about your favourite things linked to summer. Discuss your ideas with a grown up. – you might want to make a list.
 
2.     For your writing activity, draw a picture and write a sentence(s) about your favourite thing to do in the summer. Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this.
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Focus:  Rhyming words
 
1.     CBeebies Nursery Rhymes  – Sing along to favourite nursery rhymes. Can you spot words that rhyme?
 
2.     Play washing line rhyme game – match up  the words that rhyme.
 
3.     For your writing activity, complete the summer rhyming words worksheet by adding words that rhyme .
Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this.
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all 
 
 
Other Learning Activities for this week:
·       Have your own teddy bears picnic – think about what you will have to eat, which teddies you will invite and activities you might do. Maybe sing a song.
 
·       Listen and Play –Scrumptious sandwiches and delicious drinks – songs and stories about picnics. 
 
·       Shadow measuring when the sun is out try drawing around your shadow with chalk outside at different times in the day. – Does your shadow change? Does it get longer or shorter?  
 
·       The Lighthouse keepers colouring sheets.
 

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 6th July

Topic: What can you see in Summer?Click download to view a PDF version.Download

Weekly Phonic Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.     Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack. 
 
2.     Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.     Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.     Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.     Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.     Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.     Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.     Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
Focus:  Rhyming words
 
1.     CBeebies Nursery Rhymes  – Sing along to favourite nursery rhymes. Can you spot words that rhyme?
 
2.     Play washing line rhyme game – match up  the words that rhyme.
 
3.     For your writing activity, complete the summer rhyming words worksheet by adding words that rhyme .
Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this.
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all 
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
·       Watch Barnaby Bear at the Seaside. Barnaby Bear is at the harbour in Poole. This is one of the busiest harbours in the world and there are all sorts of boats including fishing boats, ferries and pleasure cruisers.  
 
·       Summer seaside fun   Join Abe, Joanna and Lizzie for some seaside fun and games –  sandcastle, ice creams, donkeys and friends from the cbeebies house. 
 
·       Find out about  some other creatures that live in a rockpool like the limpet Sally found in our story this week. Draw pictures of them. 
 
·       Seaside colour, cut and stick activity (Sheet 1 Sheet 2)
 
·       Make your own ice cream with some food bags, ice, salt, cream or milk, sugar or icing sugar and flavourings of your choice! Video Instructions here. – It takes less than 10 minutes!

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 29th June

Topic: What can you see in Summer?Click to download PDF version.Download

Weekly Reading Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Story of the week:
1.     Watch the story Lucy and Tom at the seaside
Discuss the title and front cover. Explain any new vocabulary.  Think about what Lucy and Tom might do when they go to the seaside? What will they see, hear and smell?

2.     Share the story  Winnie at the Seaside
 Before reading the story, look at the title and cover. 
When you have listened to the story describe the weather in the story. How did Winnie feel about the wether?

Ongoing Reading Activities:
 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.  
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot.
 
Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. 
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities. 
 

Focus: Shape and Pattern
 
This week we would like you to try learning about shape and pattern through some online lessons by Oak National Academy
The academy is backed by the government and has been created by teachers who deliver video lessons.
 
We have chosen 5 lessons linked to shape and pattern, just complete one a day.
 
1.       Lesson One: Sorting 2D shapes
2.       Lesson Two: Creating patterns with shapes
3.       Lesson Three: Finding 3D shapes in the environment
4.       Lesson Four: Describing 3D shapes
5.       Lesson Five: Revision and practice
 
6.       Complete the pizza shape colouring activity.
 

7.       Go on a 2D shape hunt inside or outside – what shapes can you spot? Can you name them? Count how many of each type you spot.
 
Ongoing Maths Activities:
Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people.
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this.
Weekly Phonic Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.     Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack. 
 
2.     Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.     Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.     Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.     Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.     Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.     Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.     Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
                 
Focus:  
 
1.  Explore the PowerPoint  ‘What can you see in Summer? (Slides 1-15) , Slides 15-28.

2.     Can you think of any other things you might see in summer? make a list with a grown up to help you. 
 
3.     For your writing activity, we would like you to write some sentences about things you see in summer. Start each sentence with  ‘You can see…’  For example You can see butterflies and bees.
Use finger spaces between each word and put a full stop at the end.
Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this.
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all 
Focus:  Instructions for making fruit kebabs.
 
1.       Explore a range of summer fruits  such as strawberries, grapes, pineapple . Look at their texture, feel and scent. Discuss what you notice.
 
2.       Then have a go at making your own fruit kebabs (skewers). You could make a rainbow coloured one like the example.

3.       For your writing activity, we would like you to write some instructions for how to make a fruit kebab.  You can use the template provided to help you.  
Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with th
 
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
·       Watch tips for staying safe in the sun  then complete the sun safety word and picture matching activity
 
·       Design your own sun hat  – use the template. To help you.
 
·       Junk model sandcastle – an ‘everlasting’ sandcastle. You could use bits from your recycling like yoghurt pots, kitchen roll tubes, cardboard boxes, pop bottles, plant pots etc. If you have any sand or shells or pebbles they would be great to decorate it!
 
·       Shell Hunt Seaside Colouring Sheet includes a beach themed picture  – Can you find all of the hidden shells! 
 

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 22nd June

Topic: What can you see in Summer?Click here to downloadDownload

Weekly Reading Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Story of the week:
1.       Watch the story Oliver’s Fruit Salad. Discuss the title and front cover. Explain any new vocabulary.  What different kinds of fruit did you notice in the story? Should Oliver eat fruit? Why? Why does Oliver say the fruit salad looks pretty?

Share the story  Handa’s surprise – Before reading the story, look at the title and cover. Predict what the surprise might be. What fruits did you notice in this story? Are there any different ones than in the story Oliver’s Fruit Salad?

Ongoing Reading Activities:
 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books. 
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owlwebsite – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s potLook in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities.
 
 

Focus: Shape and Pattern
 
This week we would like you to try learning about shape and pattern through some online lessons by Oak National Academy
The academy is backed by the government and has been created by teachers who deliver video lessons.
 
We have chosen 5 lessons linked to shape and pattern, just complete one a day.
 
1.       Lesson One: Sorting 2D shapes
2.       Lesson Two: Creating patterns with shapes
3.       Lesson Three: Finding 3D shapes in the environment
4.       Lesson Four: Describing 3D shapes
5.       Lesson Five: Revision and practice
 
6.       Complete the pizza shape colouring activity.
 

7.       Go on a 2D shape hunt inside or outside – what shapes can you spot? Can you name them? Count how many of each type you spot.
 
Ongoing Maths Activities:
Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people.
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this.
Weekly Phonic Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.       Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack.
2.       Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.       Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.       Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.       Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.       Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.       Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.       Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?





Focus:  Instructions for making fruit kebabs.
 
1.       Explore a range of summer fruits  such as strawberries, grapes, pineapple . Look at their texture, feel and scent. Discuss what you notice.
 
2.       Then have a go at making your own fruit kebabs (skewers). You could make a rainbow coloured one like the example.

3.       For your writing activity, we would like you to write some instructions for how to make a fruit kebab.  You can use the template provided to help you.  
Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with th
 
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
·         Watch Barnaby Bear finds out about food – discuss the importance of healthy eating and keeping fit.
 
·         Play Odd one out game – Say a series of four words including three vegetables and one odd word, for example, “Carrot, potato, cat, onion”. Ask children to identify the odd word. Make the game more challenging by using an odd word that is also a food, for example, “Celery, cucumber, carrot, yoghurt”. Ask the children why the odd word does not belong with the rest of the group. 
 
·         Make a basket of fruit colour, cut and stick activity.

·         Watch Come Outside ‘Water’  Discuss why water is important and why is it even more important in the summer?
 
·         Paint with water on the ground. Try different ways of applying the water, using brushes, sponges or squirty bottles, and see what kind of results you get. 
 
Acklam Whin Primary was officially opened on Tuesday 23rd June 1970. So this week, on Tues 23rd June it will be 50 years since that official opening.
You could make a card or poster to celebrate our birthday and display it in a window to share with our community or maybe make a rosette or badge.  Remember to email or tweet photographs of what you m

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 15th June

Topic: What can you see in Summer?Click here to downloadDownload

Weekly Reading Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Story of the week:
1.     Watch the story  Eddies garden How to Make Things Grow. Discuss the title and front cover. Explain any new vocabulary. Talk about what makes Eddie’s garden grow.

 
 2.     Share the story  Summer is Here! –join in with repeated phrases.  Discuss your observations from your our own walk last week and compare to the book.
Ongoing Reading Activities:
 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.  
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot.
 
Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. 
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities. 
 
 
Focus: Doubling and halving
 
This week we would like you to try learning about doubling and halving through some online lessons by Oak National Academy.
The academy is backed by the government and has been created by teachers who deliver video lessons.
 
We have chosen 5 lessons linked to doubling and halving, just complete one a day.
 
1.     Lesson One: Understanding the concept of double
2.     Lesson Two: Understanding the concept of half
3.     Lesson Three: Understanding the concept of half
4.     Lesson Four: Understanding the concept of half
5.     Lesson Five: Applying understanding of doubling and halving
 
6.     Complete the Ladybird doubles to 10 and 20  worksheets.
 
7.     Bees in the Garden halving activity – Help the queen bee put half of the bees on to each flower.
 
Ongoing Maths Activities:
Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people. 
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day 
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this. 
Weekly Phonic Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.     Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack. 
 
2.     Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.     Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.     Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.     Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.     Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.     Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.     Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
Focus: Flowers
 
1.     Find out the names of the flowers growing in your house or nearby. Look closely at them. What colour are they? Do they all look the same?
 
2.     Read through the PowerPoint –   parts of a flower with a ‘Grown up’
 
3.For your writing activity – draw a flower with roots, a stem, leaves and petals and then write Labels for the different parts of  the flower.
Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this. 
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all 
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
·       Paint or draw flowers  – if you have flowers growing in your garden, in a vase at home or you have seen any when you’ve been out try painting or drawing them.
·       Putting Together a Flower Activity – cut out the different parts of a flower and paste them on a sheet to make the full plant. 
·       Create a summer-themed garden.  You could do this on a plate out of natural things or recycling bits and pieces.   
 Watch Come outside ‘Carrots’ then try a carrot experiment – cut the top off a carrot and put it in a saucer of water leave the saucer in a light.  Add water to keep it touching the edge and watch what happens. 

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 8th June

Topic: What can you see in Summer?Click here to downloadDownload

Weekly Reading Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Story of the week:
1.     Watch the story of Guess How Much I Love You: Plum Summer. Discuss the title and front cover. Explain any new vocabulary. Talk about the events in the story and predict what you think might happen in the end. 
2.     Share the story Kipper’s Sunny Day
 
Ongoing Reading Activities:
 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.  
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot.
 
Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. 
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities. 
 
 Focus: Numbers within 20
 
This week we would like you to try learning about numbers within 20 through some online lessons by Oak National Academy.
The academy is backed by the government and has been created by teachers who deliver video lessons.
 
We have chosen 5 lessons linked to time, just complete one a day.
 
1.     Lesson One: Counting Objects up to 20.
2.     Lesson Two: Ordering Numbers up to 20.
3.     Lesson Three: Developing a sense of 10.
4.     Lesson Four: Exploring Place Value.
5.     Lesson Five: Finding one more than a number to 20.
6.     Complete the raindrop and super hero missing number worksheet.
7.     One more, One Less sweet jar and lorries – Write the numbers that come before and after.
 
Ongoing Maths Activities:
Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people. 
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day 
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this. 
Weekly Phonic Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.     Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack. 
 
2.     Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.     Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.     Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.     Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.     Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.     Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.     Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
Focus: What does Summer look like outside:
1.     Go on a walk and look for signs of Summer – use your five senses to explore what you can see, hear, touch, smell and taste.
2.     Whilst out on you walk you might want to collect some natural things such as leaves, wild flowers, feathers, sticks, stones, shells etc or take some photographs of what you can see.
 
3.     After your walk look at what you have found and the pictures you have taken and sort them into the correct groups – Are they things that you could see, hear, touch, smell or touch? 
 
4.     For your writing activity – complete the senses activity sheet by drawing and labelling what you have found/seen etc on your walk in the correct boxes. Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this. 
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all 
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
·       Weather Challenges – keep an eye on the weather and see if it feels like summer by completing a weather chart and making a rain gauge.
 
·       Collect natural things such as leaves, wildflowers, feathers, sticks, stones, shells etc and create a summer collage or picture.  Here are some ideas below:
·       Try this fun activity for making interesting ice cubes, ideal in warm weather!
 
·       Investigate ice cubes – explore how and why they melt.
 
·       Summer colouring sheets 

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 1st June

Topic: Do Cow’s Drink Milk?Click Download for PDF VersionDownload

Weekly Reading Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Story of the week:
1.     Watch the story of The Enormous Turnip. Discuss the title and front cover. Explain any new vocabulary. Talk about the events in the story and predict what you think might happen in the end. 
 
 2.     Use our story map template and pictures to retell the story of The Enormous Turnip or make your own story map. 
 
3.     Share the story Oliver’s Vegetables – a lovely story and great for children who are fussy eaters. It also introduces the days of the week. 
 
Ongoing Reading Activities:
 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.  
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot.
 
Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. 
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities. 
 
Focus: Time
Both our stories this week are about growing vegetables, which takes time and patience! 
 
This week we would like you to try learning about time through some online lessons by Oak National Academy.
The academy is backed by the government and has been created by teachers who deliver video lessons.
 
We have chosen 4 lessons linked to time, just complete one a day.
 
1.     Lesson One: Talking about your daily routine.
2.     Lesson Two: Exploring and discussing the days of the week.
3.     Lesson Three: Exploring time and the seasons.
4.     Lesson Four: Measuring short periods of time in simple ways.
5.     After listening to the story ‘Oliver’s vegetables ‘make  labels for the 7 days of the week and collect pictures of the vegetables in the story ‘Oliver ‘s vegetables’ ( you can draw your own if you want or print vegetables). Can you match the correct vegetable to the correct day of the week after listening to the story?  
6.     Complete the days of week  cut and stick activity
7.     Make asequencing wheel which can be used to track the seasons of the year and demonstrate the cyclical nature of the calendar.
 
Ongoing Maths Activities:
Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people. 
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day 
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this. 
Weekly Phonic Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.     Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack. 
 
2.     Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.     Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.     Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.     Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.     Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.     Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.     Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
                      
Focus: Growing Seeds:
1.     Explore the power point ‘How and Where Do Fruits and Vegetables Grow?’  
 
2.     For your writing activity –  draw  and colour in your  favourite vegetables on a plate . Then label what they are. Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this. 
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all 
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
·       Try a fruit or vegetable sorting activity – you could use the worksheet or use real fruit and vegetables from your home.  How many fruit and vegetables do you know?
 
·       Can you describe a fruit or vegetable and see if someone can guess which one you are thinking of?
 
·       Watch Cbeebies episode of Down on the Farm  ‘Radishes and Farmers’ listen carefully  to learn all about  a vegetable that’s harvested in spring – radishes and find out what happens when the farmer buys a new sheep for their farm. 
 
·       Watch a Come outside episode  Carrots   to find out where they come from or Apples  to learn how they are harvested and sorted.
 
·       Why not try making  ‘The Enormous Turnip’ vegetable soup with this easy to follow recipe.
 
Colour in some pictures from “The Enormous  Turnip’

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 18th May

Our new topic for this half term is ‘Do cow’s drink milk?’. Here are some activities that your child might like to do this week. Click here for a PDF version.

Weekly Reading Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Story of the week:
1.     Share ebook story of Little Red Hen. Discuss the title and front cover. Explain any new vocabulary. Talk about the events in the story and predict what you think might happen in the end. 
 
 2.     Share story A Squash and a Squeeze.
 
Ongoing Reading Activities:
 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.  
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot.
 
Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. 
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities. 
 
Focus: Taking away
1.     Encourage the children to adapt and re-enact favourite rhymes such as 10 Green Bottles by making 1,2 or 3 fall each time.  Similarly they could have 10 currant buns and choose to buy 1,2, or 3 buns each time.  Prompt the children to say how many are left each time.
 
2.     Create a countdown game by chalking numbers 10-0 leading towards a rocket.  Provide a dice showing 1-3 (cover up remaining numbers).  Take it in turns to roll the dice and jump from 10 to 0.  First to reach the rocket shouts blast off to win the game.
 
3.     Use first, then and now to tell simple maths stories to practise taking away in familiar contexts. For example:
 
First there were 5 people on the bus.
Then 2 people got off the bus.
Now there are 3 people on the bus.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Print or make your own ten frame with counters and number track like the ones shown above to support your child’s understanding and reasoning skills.
 
4.     Play bottle take away  or subtraction to 10 game for more practise.
 
Ongoing Maths Activities:
Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people. 
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day 
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this. 
Weekly Phonic Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.     Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack. 
 
2.     Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.     Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.     Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.     Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.     Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.     Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.     Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
Focus: The Little Red Hen, making bread:
 
1.     Watch Come Outside episode ‘Bread’… see how bread starts as wheat growing in a field and how it is turned into a tasty loaf!
 
2.     Maybe you could follow our simple bread recipe and make your own like the Little Red Hen!
 
3.     Choose a character from the story of Little Red Hen. Can you write what the characters are saying to the Little Red Hen based on the events from the story?  Write a simple sentence in a speech bubble above your chosen characters head.  Use our template or draw your own picture and speech bubble.
 
Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this. 
 
4.     Complete Little Red Hen themed rhyming activity. Help the Little Red Hento sort out the grains of wheat into the correct rhyming sack!

Sacks Download
Grains of Wheat Download
Grains of Wheat Pictures Download
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all family members views on what they would like to eat that week.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
·       Log on to Espresso, select Communication and Language, then Books and select little Red Hen. Watch the story and complete activities such as sequencing the story and reading comprehension to see how much you remember about the story.
 
·       Complete some Little Red Hen colouring sheets.
 
·       Get your paints out and create a wheat stalk picture – maybe you could add a picture of the Little Red Hen working away in the field or make a handprint Little Red Hen.
 
·       Turn yourself into the busy Little Red hen by making a chicken headband – perhaps you could do some useful jobs around the house to help your grown-ups or try making some Little Red Hen chicks from egg boxes.
·       Watch Cbeebies episode of Down on the Farm ‘Ducklings and Spring Barley’
 
·       https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listen-and-play-the-little-red-hen/zfptqp3 – more songs, rhymes and listening games to join in with and the story of ‘The Little Red Hen.

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 11th May

Our new topic for this half term is ‘Do cow’s drink milk?’. Here are some activities that your child might like to do this week. Click here for a PDF version.

Weekly Reading Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Story of the week:
1.     Share The Cow That Laid an Egg. Discuss the title and front cover. Talk about the events in the story and predict what you think might happen in the end. 
 
2.     Watch the video of a real life chick hatching  with your grown up.  Discuss the order that the events happened. 
 
3.     Complete cut and stick activity for the lifecycle of a hen.
 
Ongoing Reading Activities:
 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.  
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot.
 
Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. 
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities. 
 
Focus: Money – learning about coins:
 
1.     Find a 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1.00, £2.00 coins. Look at them closely and talk about their value, shape, size and colour. Please refer to then as ‘coins’ and not ‘pennies’.
 
2.     Complete coin recognition labelling activity.
 
3.     Complete coin matching activity. Remember to explain that ‘p’ means pence.
 
4.     Open your own farm shop, using food from you cupboards. Write price labels for the items on sale – stick to the coin names e.g. 1p, 2p, 5p etc so they can select the correct coin to match the label.
 
5.     Play coins game to sort order and count money.
 
 
Challenge:
1.     Put the coins in order of value – from smallest to largest. Complete coin ordering cut and stick.
 
Ongoing Maths Activities:
Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people. 
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day 
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this. 
Weekly Phonic Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.     Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack. 
 
2.     Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.     Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.     Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.     Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.     Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.     Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.     Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
Focus: Growing Seeds:
1.     Read the power point ‘Sam’s seed story’  – Talk about what Sam did to help the seeds grow.

2.     Watch Cbeebies episode of Down on the Farm ‘Lambs and Sowing the Seeds’…listen carefully there could be some more helpful information about how to grow seeds. 
 
3.     Can you grow your own seeds like Sam? Maybe try growing some cress, peas, beans or even a sunflower seed! Watch the changes as it grows. What do you notice? Think about what your seed needs to grow. Have you given it soil, water, sunshine? Think carefully about the order you planted your seed. What did you do first? 
 
4.     For your writing activity, we would like you to write some instructions for how to plant a seed.  You can use the template provided to help you.  
Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this. 
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all family members views on what they would like to eat that week.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
·       Try making your own musical instrument seed shaker – you could use yoghurt pots, dried seeds and beans.  You might want to decorate the outside of your shaker with pictures of animals. Try playing your musical shaker as you sing along to “Old McDonald had a farm”.
 
·       Think about where our food comes from by completing this ‘Where does food come from?’ cut and stick activity.
 
·       Can you make your own paper plate farm animal?

·       Make your own jigsaw by completing our farm animals sequencing puzzle.
 
·       Make a cress head with Mr bloom from Cbeebies

Week: 4th May 2020

Weekly Reading Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Story of the week:Share Pig Gets Lost  Discuss the title and front cover. Predict what you think might happen. Talk about the events in the story and the order that they took place.                   
Read the sentences from the story Pig Gets Lost with your grown up.  Cut them up and rearrange them in the correct order to retell the story.  Read A farmers life for me by Jan DobbinsOngoing Reading Activities: Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.   Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently. Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot. Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.  Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities.   
Focus: Adding More:This week we would like you to use real objects to explore how the quantity of a group can be changed by adding more.  The children are used to using mathematical stories to help them to do this and have already used a first, then and now structure to explain the process of adding more. Some children may need to recount all of the items to see how many they have altogether e.g. 1. 2, 3 ,4…5, 6, 7 When they are ready, encourage them to count on e.g. 4…5,6,7. Practise counting on from different starting points by playing  ‘I count, you count’. Begin by counting as you point to yourself.  When you point to your child they should continue the count.  This is a great for creating rhythmic patterns. E.g.1,2,       3,4,          5,6,           7,81,2,3,            4,5,6,                 7,8,93,4,5,6,                7,8,9,10, Play game ‘Show me five fingers’. Hold up 5 fingers and say ‘ Show me 2 more’ Ask How many fingers now? If children count all 7 fingers show them how to count on from the last number e.g. We know we have 5 to start with so we count on 6,7 to find how many altogether. Use first, then and now to tell simple maths stories to practise adding more in real life contexts.  The example below is about passengers on a bus but you could use teddies in a bed or sweets in a bowl. First there were 2 people on the bus. Then 2 more people got on the bus.Now there are 4 people on the bus.         
Print or make your own ten frame with counters andnumber track like the ones shown above to support your child’s understanding and reasoning skills. Ongoing Maths Activities:Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people. Watch a Numberblocks clip each day Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this. 
Weekly Phonic Tasks Weekly Writing Tasks
Ongoing Phonic Activities:Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack.  Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):For example for the ‘ai’ soundRead words with the ‘ai’ sound in:aimrainpaidtrainWrite simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:I go on a train.The rain is wet. Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them. Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee” Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?                                                     Focus: Farm Animal Facts:Explore the power point links below to find out lots of information about animals that live on farms:On the Farm Animal HomesMale, Female and Baby Farm Animals      
Watch Cbeebies episode of Down on the Farm ‘Cows in Spring and Cauliflowers’…listen carefully there could be some more facts about animals. Choose one farm animal (it could be your favourite one) that you would like to find out more facts about. With a grown up, look on the internet to find out even more information about your chosen animal – you might have some information books at home that could also help you.  For your writing activity we would like you to create a ‘Who am I?’ farm animal game.  Use the template provided and the facts you have found to write some clues about your chosen animal but don’t say what animal it is!  Can another grown up guess the animal by reading your clues? Remember to sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this. For example: ‘I have a curly tail’  ‘I am greedy.’  They might like to draw a picture too but they will need to cover it with a flap of paper so their chosen farm animal is still a mystery. Ongoing Writing Activities:Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow. Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game. Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all family members views on what they would like to eat that week.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
Watch video clips of Barnaby on the Farm to learn more about life on a farm: Clip 1: Barnaby and Becky unpack suitcases for a stay on a farm. The farmer points out the dangers in the surroundings and in farm equipment. He tells Barnaby and Becky about the importance of hygiene on the farm.Clip 2:  Barnaby Bear wakes up early to help Farmer Ellis milk the cows. Barnaby learns about some of the many jobs on an animal farm and Farmer Ellis shows him how to milk a cow. Play a year on your farm game Care for your animals, plant seeds and see them grow! See the changes on your farm during spring, summer, autumn and winter.  Complete a jigsaw from the down on the farm tv series Help Storm find out which animals are making noises on the farm by playing sounds on the farm quiz. Explore where farm animals live by completing a Cut and stick activity matching farm animals to their correct home. Complete some farm themed colouring – Key word farm colouring and colour by number farm scene. Draw or paint your own farm animal.

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 27th April

Our new topic for this half term is ‘Do cow’s drink milk?’. Here are some activities that your child might like to do this week. Click here for a PDF version.

Weekly Reading Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Story of the week:
1.     Share Farmyard Hullabaloo.  Join in with the phrases and rhymes. Help your child to identify the rhyming words and predict the words at the end of each verse. 
 
2.     Your child might also like to complete a Farmyard Hullabaloo colouring sheet.
 
Ongoing Reading Activities:
 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.  
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot.
 
Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. 
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities. 
Focus: Numbers to 20 and beyond:
1.     Flashcard numbers 0-20 at random (these can be made easily just on a piece of paper)  – can your child recognise and say the numbers in any order?
 
2.     Practise counting forwards with numbers up to 20. 
Listen to a number song from the cbeebies website to help you do this.  After listening to them watch again and sing along if you can.  Talk about the maths you can see in the video clips.
You could play a counting game e.g. hide and seek.
 
3.     Practise counting backwards with numbers up to 20. This can be more of a challenge.  Singing number songs is a good way to help your child master this.  Join in with Counting Down From Twenty Song or Count Back from 20 with the Count Back Cat or Counting Down From Twenty with Scratch the Dog.
4.     Practise ordering numbers up to 20. You could use your own number cards to order or use the worksheets below:
Farm themed cut and stick number ordering 11-20
Missing number track 0-20
5.     Practise writing numbers to 20. Use the number formation worksheet as a guide to the correct formation.
 
Challenge:
6.     Practise counting all the way to 100 with Jack Hartman and join in with Zero The Hero or DJ Count
7.     Play Top marks Helicopter Rescue to support number recognition – Choose the numbers you want to work with; it goes all the way up to 100
 
Ongoing Maths Activities:
Look at the environment around you. Whilst out on your daily walk count flowers, houses or people. 
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day 
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this. 
Weekly Phonic Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Ongoing Phonic Activities:
1.     Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack. 
 
2.     Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics session  or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics
 
3.     Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentence you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
I go on a train.
The rain is wet.
 
4.     Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. You could even practise spelling them.
 
5.     Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
 
6.     Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
7.     Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”
 
8.     Play a listening game – Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
                           
Focus: Explore the job of a sheepdog:
1.     Watch the story ‘The Very Best Sheepdog.’

2.     Look at a clip of a real life sheepdog in action  – talk to your child about what is happening in the clip, what the sheepdog is trying to do and why sheepdogs are useful on a farm.
 
3.     Watch Cbeebies episode of Down on the Farm  ‘Sheepdogs and Tractors’
 
4.     For your writing activity we would like you to use the information you have found out about sheepdogs to write some simple sentences about them.  Sound out each word with your child and encourage them to use their phonic knowledge to help them spell each word.  Use the sound mats provided in your home learning packs to support them with this. For example: ‘A sheepdog runs fast’  ‘It helps the sheep.’  They might like to draw a picture of a sheepdog too. 
 
Ongoing Writing Activities:
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write  their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop.  Encourage them to ask all family members views on what they would like to eat that week.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
·         Watch video clips of Barnaby on the Farm to learn more about life on a farm:
 
Clip 1: Barnaby and Becky unpack suitcases for a stay on a farm. The farmer points out the dangers in the surroundings and in farm equipment. He tells Barnaby and Becky about the importance of hygiene on the farm.
Clip 2:  Barnaby Bear wakes up early to help Farmer Ellis milk the cows. Barnaby learns about some of the many jobs on an animal farm and Farmer Ellis shows him how to milk a cow.
 
·       Explore the job of a Farmer on Espresso. Select PSED, People who help us, People further Away and select Farmer.
 
Play Farmyard Guess Who – Give clues based on animals appearance and characteristics – can your child guess the farm animal? 

Weekly learning tasks for the children
WC 20th April

Our new topic for this half term is ‘Do cow’s drink milk?’. Here are some activities that your child might like to do this week. Click here for a PDF version.

Weekly Reading Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. Snuggle up together, read, and re-read your favourite books.  
 
Share a reading book from your bookshelf or choose a book from the Oxford Owl website – just select the correct age range and choose from the range of eBooks – your child should be able to recognise or blend most of the words in these books independently.
 
Look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. Your child could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. 
 
Continue to practise reading all of the tricky words in your child’s pot.
 
Visit Phonics Play website for lots of fun games and activities.
 
Share our story of the week Noisy Farm  
Watch a Numberblocks clip each day (Link on the Reception web page )
Work on Numbots – your child will have an individual login to access this. 
Explore Patterns:
Can your child spot patterns? Talk about what they can see and how the pattern would continue. You can build towers or line up trains of different-coloured cubes and then verbalise the pattern. 
 
Make AB patterns:
Use your body e.g. put your arms up,/arms out,/arms up, arms out or stand up/sit down or clap hands/stamp foot
Use words e.g. me/you, yes/no, zip/zap, flip/flap
Use sounds e.g. sounds meow/woof, pop/boom, hey/shh. 

Collect things in the outdoors environment: stick leaf, stick, leaf, stick, leaf…
 
Challenge: Try to create an ABC pattern. This has more items in the unit of repeat, but all different, e.g. red, blue, yellow; red, blue, yellow…
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Writing Tasks 
Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add-in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes.
 
Daily phonics- your child should practice recalling all of the sounds they have learnt so far on the sound mat we sent home in the home learning pack.  
 
Read the lists of words in Sound Books 1 and 2 containing all of these sounds. 
 
Choose a new sound to learn or revise an old one by watching NEW Taught phonics sessions or NEW Ruth Miskin phonics by following the links on our Reception class page.
 
Practise reading words and writing a simple sentence with the new sound in and try to include some tricky words in the sentences you ask your child to write. (Start with I, no. go, to, into , the and then try some other tricky words if they are confident writing these):
 For example for the ‘ai’ sound
Read words with the ‘ai’ sound in:
aim
rain
paid
train
 
Write simple sentences that have an ‘ai’ sound in them:
Aim at the top.
The rain is wet.
 
Help your child to practise their spelling by playing these tablet friendly games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling
Name writing – practise writing your child’s name with them.  If they already know how to write their first name ask them to write their middle name or surname too.  Ask them to use a different colour pen each time they write it to create a rainbow.
 
Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment.  You could ask them to write them on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.
 
Use chalk or paintbrushes and water on a path or wall in your garden to practice forming the letters of the alphabet.  Forming letters by following our pre-cursive formation or in print form are both absolutely fine.
 
Write labels for farm animals and their babies.
Your child could use the pictures provided (link on Reception class page) and write labels for them or draw the animals themselves and then write the labels.  Encourage your child to use their phonic knowledge to sound out the word they are writing and check their sounds on the sound mat.   
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
Play a ‘What am I?’ game (link on Reception class page) following a farm animal theme – describe an animal in three clues and see if your child can guess the animal.  Can they describe a farm animal for you to guess?
 

Log on to Espresso and play :
Animal Sound Bingo
Parent and Baby Animal snap 
Explore Four Ways Farm 
 
 
 
 
Use play dough to make your own farm animals- Use readymade play dough or follow the playdough recipe on our webpage to make your make your own.
 
Perhaps you have your own small world farm at home.  Can you set it up and sort the animals into groups e.g. type, size, babies, mummies etc. Use your farm toys to act out being a farmer looking after your animals. Make up some imaginative stories about your farm; perhaps an animal escaped or you are just busy on the tractor feeding the animals.
 
Make a split pin cockerel (link on Reception class page)
 
Sing Old MacDonald had a farm and make puppets to help you sing it (link on Reception class page)