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Week 13 (06.07.20)



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


  • Choose your bedtime story now. Make your bed ready for this evening, and leave your book there, with your teddies and pyjamas ready for bedtime tonight!




  • Find a book at home or online about the weather.
  • Talk about how the weather changes throughout the year and how the compares to different countries.
  • Extension: Complete a book review of the book.



Tricky words this week: when / what / were




  • Today, I would like you to write down some of the things that you would like to do in the summer holidays! Maybe you want to go the park, have a teddy bears picnic, make dinner for your family, have a midnight feast, camp in the garden.
  • Extension: Enhance your writing by explaining why you want to do those things.


  • Make your own camp in your garden, living room or when you go on a walk.


  • Make your own bridge at home and blend the words to help you cross.
  • Grown ups to say words in ‘robot talk’ as Greg does and children to blend them.
  • Extension: Draw a picture of what you think Hoddy Dod looks like. Add labels to your drawing. Write a caption to describe Hoddy Dod’s appearance.


  • Watch ‘Play school TV Episode 33’
  • PAUSE at (1.02) Write down 5 words that start with the m sound. Did it work? Are the minpins coming?
  • Can you design your own rescue robot using the planning sheet:
  •  Don’t forget the secret code and numbers on your rescue robot!
  • Extension: Make the rescue robot using your plan, then review it using the second page of the planning sheet.


  • Watch ‘Play school TV Episode 34’
  • Which stick is the longest?
  • Which pine cone is the shortest?
  • Make your own magnifying glass or view finder (it could be a piece of paper or card with a shape cut out of the middle).
  • Write a list of all of the cool things that you find.
  • Extension: Write a description of the areas that you found your cool items!







  • Extension: Put er words into written sentence. Join your sentences with conjunctions e.g. and, because, so, but.


  • Select Phase 3 > air, ure or er.
  • Sound out and blend the word to decide whether it is a real or beegu (nonsense word). Make sure you feed it to the correct alien!


  • Play ‘Sentence substitution’ >Phase 3.
  • Read the sentence, then swap the words and read it again to check that it makes sense.


Reception/Year 1 sounds this week: air / ure / er         



  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.


  • Using an ipad/timer or clock see how many exercises you can do in 60 seconds/1 minute.
  • Record them on the sheet called ’60 second challenges’
  • There is room to add 2 more of your own challenges to the sheet too.
  • Repeat this every day to see if you can improve your score. Encourage other members of your family to join in too! Who will be the winner?


  • Talk about the different shapes and their properties.


  • Go on a hunt around the house to find 3D shapes. I found a tin of beans and a toilet roll for a cylinder, what can you find?
  • Extension: Make a list of the items that you found and sort them into lists based upon the shapes and their properties.


  • This activity is chosen for you all, but especially Isla Brown as I know how much she enjoyed the mindfulness colouring!




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

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about sports and exercise.


Sporty words:

  • Talk to your child about some words used in sports such as throw, hit, catch, ball.
  •  Go on a word hunt around the house to find these words in books, magazines or newspapers.


Developing listening skills:


Listen to stories about sports and exercise:

  • If you don’t have any at home, here are some links:



  • Ask your child to draw a picture of themselves doing something sporty. i.e. running, jumping, a cartwheel.
  •  Can they label the picture or write a simple sentence e.g. I can hop.
  • Extension: Can you write sentences using conjunctions e.g. and, because, so, but.


Ball Games

  • Play a game of catch with a ball.
  • Each player starts with 20 points.
  • When you drop the ball, you lose a point.
  • You could record points using a chart and count up who has the most points at the end.
  • Extension: See if you can catch the ball standing further apart, catch with one hand or use a smaller ball.



  • If you have a set of skittles, you’re ready to go, if not you can make your own skittles using plastic bottles.
  • Take a plastic bottle and partly fill with soil/ stones or sand to weigh it down. If you don’t have plastic bottles available you could use tin cans for an alternative version.
  • Ask your child to count how many skittles there are to begin with.
  •  Roll the ball at the skittles and ask your child to count how many they have knocked over.
  • Can they work out how many are left?

Extension: You could write this out as a subtraction number sentence e.g. if you start with 5 skittles and knock over 2 your child would write 5 – 2 = 3. Ask them to count how many are left to find the answer 5 - 2 = 3.

  • 5 subtract 2 is equal to 3.



  • How good are you at balancing?


PE activities:


Spot the difference!

  • Talk about the difference you can see.
  • What sports would you like to try?
  • Can you recreate any at home?




Design a new sport:

  • Did you know that there are some new sports that have been made by combining two traditional sports?
  • For example, frisbee golf and tennis polo! These are called hybrid sports!
  • Design your own new hybrid sport!