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Week 10 (15.06.20)



Hi Hedgehogs,

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Reading – If possible, children should read to an adult daily in addition to the below:


  • Read a story to your family, use the pictures to help you to tell the story.
  • Talk about what happens in the story.
  • Does it remind you of any other stories? Does it remind you of any of your own experiences?


  • Find a book at home about food, this could be a cookery book!
  • Is it a fiction or non-fiction book? (Fiction: Fantasy / Non-fiction: Fact)
  • How can you tell whether it is fiction or non-fiction? How is similar or different to books that you might normally read? Why?
  • Extension: Can you complete a book review? The template is here:


  • Talk about which words rhyme/sound the same.
  • Perform it to your family, remember to smile!
  • Extension: Make a list of the rhyming words e.g wake, shake


  • Read an article from a newspaper or magazine to an adult.
  • For EY children, this could mean looking at the picture and sounding out the title. Then having the article read to them and discussing what it is about.



Tricky words this week: today / love / do




  • Write a letter to an adult at school telling them what you have been up to at home!
  • Remember to first say your sentence, then write it, using the sound mat to help you segment the sounds in the words.
  • See if you can include the tricky words for this week in your writing!
  • Don’t forget to ask questions in your writing and use the correct punctuation Year Ones!
  • Ask an adult if you can take a photo of your writing, then they can put it onto Tapestry or email it to me and I’ll send it on to your chosen person! Or you could even post it to school!
  • Remember your capital letters, full stops and fingers spaces year ones!


  • PAUSE – What is one more than 7?
  • Can you make your own map of your house and garden or maybe even your road!
  • Extension: Write 6 sentences about different features of your map. E.g. Follow the stairs to arrive in the bathroom where you can take a swim in the big white tub!


  • Read the bog baby letter together.
  • Design a new bed for the bog babies! Then post your design back to them! Let’s hope they like it!
  • Extension: Add labels to your design explaining how things work and why you have added them to your design! You can use the planning sheet here:


  • Make the bog baby bed that you designed yesterday!


  • On Sunday it is Father’s day!
  • Make a Father’s day card for your Daddy, Grandad, Uncle or someone special in your family.
  • There are lots of ideas of what you could do here:
  • Write inside the card independently!




  • Hide and find ‘igh’ words around your house. Once you’ve found one, don’t forget to sound it out and read it. The sound buttons are drawn onto the words already for you:
  • Make a list of all of the words that you find!
  • Extension: Write 5 sentences using igh words. e.g. He had a fright when I jumped out of the cupboard!


  • ‘oa oa go for goal’ Take it in turns to score a goal and read an oa word. (This doesn’t need to be outside with a football and goal, it could be finger football – flicking pieces of paper or tinfoil into a cup with the oa words written on it!)
  • Resources here:
  • Extension: Put the oa words into sentences




  • Make a list of the real words that Geraldine finds.
  • Extension: Put the oo words into sentences.



Reception/Year 1 sounds this week: igh / oa / oo/OO         




  • Use concrete objects to help find the answers e.g. cubes, lego, pasta pieces.
  • Year ones should be recording their answers independently. Reception could have their answers recorded for them, or perhaps take it in turns to record the answer.
  • Have a number line to hand to support with forming numbers correctly.


  • Reception: Play Subtraction to 10



  • Reception: How many shoes have you got (or your family)? Lay them all out and count them!
  • Year one: Same as Reception task. Count in 2s. Send me a video of you counting in twos! Can you count forwards and backwards in 2s?
  • Extension year 1: Complete the counting in 2s worksheet. Have you formed all of your numbers correctly? Check them using your number line!


  • Reception: How many fingers have you got? How many fingers have you and mummy got all together? How many fingers have you, mummy and someone else in your family got altogether?
  • Reception Extension: Can you record these numbers?
  • Year one: Using your 5s number line, you made last week, to help you, count your family members fingers in 5s to find out how many fingers there are in your household!
  • Extension year 1: Complete the counting in 5s worksheet:


  • Make a potion, cake, mud pie, playdough or help to make lunch or dinner.
  • Weigh the different ingredients e.g. the ingredients in your sandwich – ham, butter, bread.
  • Talk about what ingredients are the heaviest and which are the lightest. Can you order the ingredients from lightest to heaviest?
  • Can you read the numbers on the scales?


Weekly Learning Project and extra ideas to enhance children's play and learning

This week we are focussing on Ourselves!


All about me:



  • Create a list of things that you do and don’t like.
  • Talk about why you do or don’t like the things that you have written.
  • Are there ways that people around you could help you when you are faced with something that you don’t like?
  • Talk about how these things make you feel.
  • Extension: Write a sentence to explain why you do/don’t like things on your list.



  • Following the previous activity, talk about feelings and what they might look like.
  • Use the ‘feelings’ sheet to help with examples and complete the activity:
  • When joining the activity to the feeling, talk about what that feeling might look or feel like. E.g. when people are happy they might smile, laugh or jump up and down.



  • Use the ‘faces’ worksheet (or a blank piece of paper) to draw the people’s faces to match the emotions or feelings:
  • Pull the face in the mirror first before drawing it.
  • Talk about how it is ok to feel upset, sad or angry and explore ways that they can find help or console themselves when feeling this way.

Human body:

  • Using a big piece of paper or cardboard, ask a grown up to draw around your body to make a big outline.
  • Work together to label the different parts of your body whilst talking about the role of the different body parts. 
  • Think about what is inside your body too that you might not be able to see.
  • Alternatively, use the ‘labelling body’ sheet:


  • Talk about your 5 senses: Touch, smell, taste, see, hear
  • Make a senses challenge!
  • Put a blind fold on and using your senses, guess what it is in front of you! You might need to smell a spoon full of vinegar or taste a slice of orange! Maybe you have to dip your finger into some beans! Can you guess what they all are using your senses?
  • Now repeat this activity on one of your grown ups!
  • I cant wait to see you guessing!
  • Which senses did you use the most?


I am special because:

  • When talking to your family and friends ask them ‘what makes me special?’
  • Write down a list of all of the things that make you special!
  • Do the same for someone that you love!


Cosmic kids yoga:



  • Enjoy some mindfulness colouring or do something that makes you happy!
  • Talk about what makes you happy and what you are grateful for, each day of the week.
  • There are some colouring sheets here: