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Monday 27th April

Good Morning and welcome to Monday's learning.

This week’s focus – This week we will be looking at our learning through the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar – I know it is familiar to the children and loved by many – including myself!

The Eric Carle website has a whole collection of resources if you need any extras.



A story about being fair and unfair!

Have a listen to the story have a chat with your grown ups and tell them what you think. 


(One of the skills we are working on with Reception this term is to follow an oral story.  Can they follow it by just listening - can they tell you about what happens / what it is about?)

That's Not Fair!

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Tom and Nina our friends who come to visit us from their school have had another problem! I need to tell you about it - I hope you are listening?

Your task – now you have heard the story about Nina and Tom what can you tell your grown up about when you have been cross because something was unfair.

Can you answer my questions?

Questions for That's not fair story.mp4

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To do your daily work out – Joe Wicks / Yoga / your family favourite.


Communication Language and Literacy


Listen to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

I have done a recording of The Very Hungry Caterpillar it is available her and I have also and saved it on the reception page on the website – The stories are behind the Badger icon. 


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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Read by Mrs Hodge



This week we are looking at the sound ‘oy’ - to for a boy. We looked at it in class just before we finished but we did not get to spend more time on it.

So here are some words for you –


Can you find any ‘oy’ words in your reading book today? 



This week’s writing is linked to our Knowledge and Understanding area of development. I would like you to keep a diary with your observations of the caterpillars. Have a look on the caterpillar pages on the Reception class page. So far as we are on day 5 now there has been a lot of days passing but not much has happened – you could talk about their size. (the started off very small – tiny) They then grew bigger. Their body starts to change and their texture is changing. They are starting to move.

Maths - Number



Our new mini topic starts today- Addition and subtraction. 

Some guidance notes for you – The children use real objects to see that the quantity of a group can be changed by adding one more. At first the children may need to re-count all of the items to see how many they have altogether. E.g. 1,2,3,4,…5,6,7 – when they are ready encourage them to count on. E.g.4…5,6,7. Play games which practice counting from different starting points to support this step.  (hopscotch is a good one to do outside in large or a small drawn one with a mini figure indoors) The children can then represent the number stories using 10 frames, number tracks and their fingers.



A ten frame looks like this



Here is a counting song to get you started...

A number track

Task – get counting today – start at 1 then go to 10. Then start a 2 and go to 5. Keep doing this up to 10 throughout the day.  Can you go higher?

Knowledge and Understanding


We are going to start a diary today of our caterpillars – you can save the pictures I send - write your own little observations – it will help you keep track of the days.


Write the day, date and what you can see!


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