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Week 11 (22.06.20)



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


  • Read a story to your teddies, use the pictures to help you to tell the story.
  • Talk about what happens in the story.
  • What is your favourite part? Why?
  • Extension: Can you complete a book review? The template is here:


  • Find a book at home or online about places/destinations/locations, this could be a map, atlas, yellow pages, or even google maps on the computer!
  • Talk about finding information from different sources – in books and online.
  • How can we use these sources to help us? Can you find information about you or your family in these books or on these websites? For example, where you live, what it looks like from above (using aerial view).
  • Make sure that you complete this activity with an adult, so that you are staying safe online.


  • Talk about how we keep our bodies healthy.
  • Perform it to your family, remember to smile!
  • Extension: Write about how we keep our bodies healthy.


  • 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.
  • There are lots of online articles for children on newsround:



Tricky words this week: so / said / says




  • Thank you for all of my letters last week! It was so exciting to receive some post at school!
  • Write a letter to a friend or family member this week, telling them what you have been up to at home over the weekend!
  • 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!
  • Remember your capital letters, full stops and fingers spaces year ones!


  • PAUSE – Can you remember what one more than 7 is?
  • What are minpins? PAUSE (at around 3:00) – can you draw what you think a minpin looks like?
  • Extension: Label your drawing describing your minpin using adjectives.


  • Continue watching Episode 26 – now looking at next door numbers.
  • What numbers come next?
  • Complete the sheet to finish the next door numbers:
  • Extension: Create your own way to help put out a fire for the minpins as Greg suggests!


  • Watch ‘Play school TV Episode 27’
  • What do you think the green gem could do?
  • PAUSE – Read the tricky troll word ‘you’, read the other words using your phonics knowledge.
  • Count with Greg.
  • What is 6-2?
  • What sound is it? ‘m’
  • Make a secret code leading you to minpin treasure, another password or maybe to your own treasure!
  • Extension: Write a letter to the minpins.


  • What is 4 + 4? Talk about doubles.
  • Complete the maths activity on doubles.
  • Can you make doubles for your lunch e.g. double sandwich, double crisps, double drink.





  • Make a list of all of the words that you find!
  • Extension: Write 5 sentences using ar words.


  • Play ‘or roll and read’ together. Once you have read the word that you landed on, can you put it in a sentence aloud?
  • Roll and read game here:
  • Extension: Put the or words into written sentences.



  • Phase 3
  • Sound out and blend the word to choose the correct picture.



Reception/Year 1 sounds this week: ar / or / ur         


Use Hedgehogs class page to remind the children of how we learnt the sound and the rhyme and action to go with it:



  1. Use concrete objects to help find the answers e.g. cubes, lego, pasta pieces, real coins.
  2. 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.
  3. Have a number line to hand to support with forming numbers correctly.








  • Look at the number in the pipe at the top e.g. 2. Find the pipe that goes with 2 to make 10.
  • Move the pipe so that it is next to the pipe at the top.
  • Spin the wheel and save the whale!





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

This week we are focussing on Kindness and Happiness!


Random acts of kindness:

  • Watch the video about random acts of kindness.
  • What random acts of kindness could you do?
  • In the video they give flowers to elderly people, they pick up rubbish, given presents to people who may not receive any etc.
  • It doesn’t need to involve money at all, it could be drawing a picture for someone you know is living on their own; helping around the house, smiling at others, sharing a skill etc.
  • I cant wait to see what you do!
  • Extension: You could fill in the kindness calendar or diary as you go along!


How does kindness help us, too?

  • Write notes or draw a picture about how being kind makes you to feel.


Being kind to yourself:

  • It is important that we are kind to ourselves too.
  • This helps us to be happier, kinder and healthier people.
  • Use the sheet to talk about how you could be kind to yourself ‘being kind to yourself’:


Kindness word search:

Post cards:

  • Send post cards to those who are at home on their own.
  • Show kindness in your writing, talk about what makes them special and why you love them.


‘Movement Monday:’

  • How do your body and mind feel after stretching?


Would you rather?

  • Enjoy laughing together!


Complete Mrs Shepperson’s Gratitude hunt:



  • 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:


Action for happiness calendar: