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Week 2 30/3/2020

You've all done so many brilliant things in week 1 that I don't think you need any inspiration for me!  But if you do want some extra things to do, here they are.  Please remember to do what works best for you and your child.  There is no pressure to do things in a certain way.  Have a good week! 



  • Read a little everyday
  • Listen to a story every day 
  • Have a go at making up your own stories together - it can be about anything! 
  • Practise the 'tricky' words
  • Have a go at some handwriting - trying to write your letters correctly.  You could do some capitals as well as lower case.
  • Write some words (list of phase words below if you want to use them).  Remember to get your child to write what they hear, don't just tell them how to write them! 
  • Write a list.  It could be a shopping list, list of favourite food, list of things to do.  If you number your list, you can practise writing your numbers too!
  • Write some sentences about what you have done at home so far. 


Phase 2:  hut  bad  fin  puff  bell  hiss  lap  back 

Phase 3:  cart  sort   curl  how  join  hard  born  hurt  soil

Phase 4:  trip  clap  train  stair  groan  spoon  drop   grab


  • Count everyday (try to count to 100) 
  • Count in 2's and 10's and then in 5's if you can
  • Make some little number cards from 0-20.  See how quickly you can put them in order - you could time your whole family!
  • Use the number cards, pick two and add them together.  You could have a go at writing the number sentence too e.g. 10 + 2 = 12. 
  • Hide the cards around the room and give your child a question e.g. "can you find a number that is bigger than 10 and smaller than 14?"
  • Measuring - use a tape measure, ruler or just something you have in your house. Use it to compare things - what is longer/shorter/same?  Use lego bricks to make a tower to measure things e.g. my dolly is 15 lego bricks long. Measure the height of the whole family and write it down so you can see if it changes over the time you are at home.


  • Do some drawing - pick something to draw and look really carefully at what you need to put on your drawing.  Get the whole family to have a go.  When you've done it, see if you can make it even better. 
  • If you've got an old roll of wallpaper these are great for some big art.  You could make a huge picture of something, you could draw around each other and cut them out.  If you have paint, it's great fun to stand in the paint and walk down a big strip of wallpaper (good to do this outside!).  Get the whole family to do it!  You could put wellies on, walk through the paint and see what patterns they make on the paper. Just use your imagination and have some fun.  

More fun...

Check out Taskmaster HomeTasking on Youtube and have some fun.....



Have a good week, Reception.  I hope the sun shines again!












School at Home!  

Week 1 23/3/2020  


Reading:  Please try to read a little bit everyday.   I am sure you have many story books at home but you can also go to Oxford Owl where you can find free ebooks - many of which we use in our own reading schemes.  Remember that it's not a competition to read the hardest books!  And you don't have to read a whole book everyday.

It's great to listen to lots of stories too.  "Audible"  have made their children's books free while schools are closed too.


Phonics:  Keep practising the letter sounds.  You can do this using the document below or, if you have access to Powerpoint, there is a presentation you can flick through.  If you use the powerpoint, mix up the order every do often so they don't just learn the sequence!  If you use the sound mat, do it in a different order each time. 

Please also practise the "tricky" words that you are all familiar with.  Children in Reception should know Phase 2-4 words but you can of course learn all of them!   They need to learn to spell them too. Just focus on a few each day, don't think you have to do them all in week 1!

Writing:  If the children can do a little bit of writing each day that would be brilliant.  At school, we do a mixture of things...

Letter formation (handwriting) where we just practise writing individual letters.  See guide below.  Don't just use the sheet as they need to learn to do them independently. 

Writing words which you can do in different ways.  You could pick a story book, look at a page and write some words of what you can see in the picture.  You could do the same thing with a photo, a picture from a comic or a picture on the wall.  You could write things you can see from where you are sitting. Or, you could just tell the children some words to have a go at writing.  Use these lists below if it helps....

Phase 2:   sock pet mum rip sack ten run ram

Phase 3:   hail weep light goat boot cook load feel

Phase 4:   went best fond champ shift children shampoo

Writing sentences.  Use a couple of the words you have written and put it into a sentence.  Say the sentence and then have a go at writing it.  

If you want to be more creative with writing, write about what you are doing at home or write about something you love.  If, for example, you love Disney's Cars then you could write a list of the cars and then write something about one of the cars.  You could even write a little story about an adventure one of the cars had.

You don't need to do all of this writing everyday, but try to write something everyday because it will get much easier the more you do it.


Counting:  Try to count every day.  We count in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's.  Only do 5's once the others are mastered.  You could use the famous "Counting with Jack" that will get you moving around too!

We also use this number square everyday in school - this should work well on a tablet too.  If you show it to the children they will recognise it straight away.


Capacity:  Have some fun with some water and containers (any containers you have).  Get the children to think about which one is biggest/smallest and which would hold the most/least water.  Put your containers in order from smallest to biggest.   You could use a measuring jug and you could fill containers and do some counting.  For example, get a little cup and see how many cupfuls of water fit into each container.  If you have some bottles, do some careful pouring to fill them up - great for motor skills.    

Science Fun!  

To follow on from the maths with water, have fun exploring sound using water and glasses.  Put some water in a selection of glass things and then see what happens when you bang them (CAREFULLY!!) with a spoon (metal or wooden).  If you want to make it look pretty you could put food colouring in the water (or squash I suppose!).  See what happens when you change the amount of water.  You could also investigate what happens, if anything, if you add an object into the water.  Always talk first about what the children think will happen before you do it.  Just have fun!


If you've got the space to, get outside and have some fun.  How many star jumps can you do in a minute?  Can you get better through the week?  Can the grown ups do more or less than the children?! 

Joe Wicks is also going to be doing daily live PE lessons at 9am...



Have a good week, Reception!











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  • “Win or lose, do it fairly.” Knute Rockne
  • “Everyone should be respected as an individual” Albert Einstein
  • “We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges” Joyce Meyer
  • “No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” Ramana Maharshi
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