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Week 11 - wc 22.06.2020

Home Learning Activities - w.c. 22.06.2020

Hi little superstars! I hope you all had a great weekend and a well-deserved break. Fantastic work again last week, I am so proud of you all for the hard work and effort you are putting into your home learning. It is been lovely to see the pictures on class dojo of your work. Ideas of activities for: Physical Development, English, Maths, Foundation topics and PSHE are all detailed below. I know you have your own fab ideas and activities for home learning too and I would love to hear about everything you get up to. If you would like me to print out more worksheet and paper based activities for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch via class dojo and I will get this ready for you. 

Physical Development

It is a special week this week as it is ‘National School Sports Week’. Although we are not all in school, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the week at home too. The document below from the Youth Sports Trust is full of fantastic sporty ideas to take part in. There are five main categories: athletics (track and field), aiming sports, team sports, adventure sports and artistic sports. In the Reception bubble at school, I thought we might try out a different category each day from Monday to Friday, you might like to do the same at home or there might be one category you particularly enjoy that you want to focus on everyday instead. The choice is yours! In each category there are ideas listed to help you choose an activity. This is then followed by suggestions for how to create a challenge from this and furthermore how to capture what you have done. They all look like brilliant ideas and I can’t wait to see what you get up to!


There is a choice of English activities for you to take part in again this week. I know some of you are still enjoying the Oak National Academy online lessons and at school last week we began to read about the adventures of Max using the new ‘Talk for Writing’ units on the school website. Others are choosing to continue practising their reading and writing through the RWI online lessons and some have ideas of their own and have been writing their own stories. All are absolutely fab so take your pick of whatever you enjoy most and show off your super writing skills!


Below are the links to the next series of English lessons from the Oak National Academy, with Miss Hughes and Toffee.

The link below will take you to the correct page on our school website for access to the ‘Talk for Writing’ booklets. Each booklet provides you with more information on how to use the resources. At school last week we began to read about the adventures of Max and will be continuing with this this week.

The Ruth Miskin YouTube channel has recently begun filming and airing videos to practise reading and holding a sentence. The link below will take you to these videos and show you how we teach the children to begin writing sentences at school. Please note, it is the 'Read and Hold a Sentence 1' video that is the appropriate level for Reception. 

If any children are finding writing particularly challenging, or would just like to try something different, tune into the RWI speed sounds, word time and spelling lessons on the Ruth Miskin YouTube channel. This will guide children through the process of recognising their sounds, forming letters and beginning to pinch sounds onto their 'Fred fingers' to spell words. The link for this can be found below, under ‘Phonics’.


Take a look at the websites below, and click on the links provided, to get practising those sounds and learning how to read.


I know many of you have been enjoying the daily RWI speed sound lessons on the Ruth Miskin RWI YouTube channel. Remember each day the Set 1 lessons will be available at the following times:

  • Speed Sounds 9.30 am
  • Word Time 9.45 am
  • Spelling 10.00 am.

The Set 2 lessons, for those children who are now confident with using their set 1 sounds, are available at the following times:

  • Speed Sounds & Word Time 10.00 am
  • Spelling 10.15 am


I know many of you have also been enjoying the games on Phonics Play. The website has lots of great games to practise reading your sounds and reading words. Phonics Play have, very kindly, allowed free access for home learning during the pandemic. The username to log on to the website is: march20 and the password is: home.


Phonics play are now also producing decodable comics for child to practise their reading. If you would like some different reading materials to try out at home, use the link above to check out the Phonics Play comics. Try out the Phase 2 and/or first 3 comics of Phase 3.


Oxford Owl have a free e-library of books for you to read. I know many of you have already registered and have been enjoying these books. If you haven't done so already, all you need to do is register with an email and set up a password in order to access a huge selection of free eBooks. They also have RWI books on there too that match our reading scheme in school. 


As well as using these fantastic resources, don't forget to make some time during the week for some phonics games! Splat the sound, sound or word bingo, phonics twister, phonics jenga, the possibilities are endless. Take a look back at some of the previous weeks home learning activities for plenty of ideas.  


You did a super job of doubling and halving last week! Well done team! This week we will be practising our adding and subtracting. Again, I will use the topics that are taught daily at the National Academy to teach the same to children in school and ensure consistency for all Reception learners. Remember there is always Education City to play games and practise your maths skills too, if you prefer. Some suggested Education City activities are listed below.


Education City Suggested Activities:

  • Counting Carnival (F2 - this means it is Reception age)
  • PlayLive Addition (F2 - This is something new! Answer addition questions with an answer up to 10. You have 1 minute and 3 lives to answer as many questions as you can in this quick-fire multiplayer game).
  • PlayLive Subtraction (F2)
  • Hustle and Bustle – Number bonds to 10 (F2)


You might also like to look back at some of the previous home learning maths activities and play some addition and subtraction maths games at home. I'm sure you'll have lots of great ideas of your own too. Twinkl also have lots of fantastic resources they are offering for free for home learning. So if you fancy something different, search for addition and subtraction activities on Twinkl. Before lockdown, I sent home with everyone a booklet full of practical ideas that covers various maths topics. I have reposted these practical ideas below too. I hope this all gives you plenty of maths options to choose from. Have fun!


If you would like to take part in this week’s foundation sessions, the links below will take you to the right pages. Have fun, it certainly looks like you have been enjoying them so far!


The Oak National Academy is recording one PSHE lesson per week for Reception children to enjoy. This week the lesson is ‘Glitter Germs’. Although this lesson is posted as Monday’s lesson, as it is a standalone lesson and not part of a sequence, it can be done on any day.

Please keep those photos and messages coming. I love to see and hear all about the things you get up to at home.


I hope you all have another super week and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.  


Thank you for all of your continued support, you are all doing an amazing job of home learning.


Take care and stay safe everyone.


Miss Millington