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Monday 8th June

Good Morning Reception 

Welcome to today's learning. 

Personal Social and Emotional Development - Changes

Changes I have made...

Last week I wanted you to think about the changes that happened in your life when you started school – I would like you to think about the changes that have occurred since you have started reception and what you are now able to do – you may also want to think about a sub category of what you have learnt to do since you last saw me!

I know you can all add to your list some or all of these things… learning to write your name, putting your coat on, learning to read your name, reading lots of sounds, reading words, using a knife and fork, following instructions, being independent in the toilet, peeling a banana, trying new food, adding and subtracting numbers, cooking. To name but a few….

Have a chat about them – you can record them if you wish as a picture of words, but talking about it is key.

Physical development - Fine motor skills

If you would like to continue with the handwriting patterns this week. We are going to look at diagonals this week – long and short designs.  It is about trying to get the line straight – although you may think this is easy in comparison to last week’s pattern it is tricky as you need to be accurate.

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Physical Development – Gross Motor Control

This week to give you some other ideas- in case you are running out or need a change I have added a garden activity for you, If a garden is not available to you any outside space will suffice, if you choose your space wisely I’m sure that indoors could be used.  They are just suggestions!


I have added a PE plan for you today and will give you a new challenge each day – Today's activity is called: Ball Reactions.

By practicing this activity, your child will develop the following skills:

Coordination & movement

Speed and agility

Move with control

Quick feet

Today's PE challenge

Communication Language and Literacy

This week’s book is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson – a favorite of many households!

The Snail and the Whale | Julia Donaldson | Axel Scheffler | children's book | Story time

This is a lovely retelling of the story for you to watch and listen to.
Obviously if you have a copy of the text please use the real book – there is no comparison!

The Snail and the Whale is a children's book by former children's laureate Julia Donaldson, illustrated by longtime collaborator Axel Scheffler. It has won s...


Today’s new sound is u_e Huge brute.

Have a look at the Read Write Inc prompt sheet to help you.

u_e resource sheet


If you were a sea creature what would you be? Can you find out about some different sea creatures – which one do you like the most?

Can your grown up read you a bit about them – if they are a new finding. Can you tell your grown up about your favorite? Can you create a sentence – using our hold a sentence skills from last week.

Can you write 3 things about your sea creature / tell your grown up 3 things to write. / can you write one thing and your grown up writes 2 more.

‘An octopus has 8 legs’ An octopus has 3 hearts. What else can you find out?


This week’s Maths is slightly different to the math so far.  As a school we use a scheme called White Rose and I plan from them but use a lot of my own ideas and pull from other sources.  If you have older children in the school you may be familiar with it. They have created some lessons for Reception based on The Snail and the Whale so I thought it would be a nice week to try out their lessons on you.  I think the ideas behind the sessions are very visual and creative, and they will hopefully enjoy the Maths side of it too. It is also another opportunity to look at the Snail and the Whale story!

Today’s focus is:

Development matters Shape space and Measure 40-60 Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

Early Learning Goal –Shape Space and Measure Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

White Rose Maths task

Knowledge and Understanding of the World - RE: Friends

Our RE topic this week is a short one called Friends. I would like you to think what you need to be a good friend and what a good friend needs to do for you?

What is a friend – what can we say about our friends.  Can we make the link with Rainbow Fish from Literacy?  Friends look after and do things for one another. Friends do things together. Friends make one another happy, comfortable and glad. Things that spoil friendship. Making friends again.  How do we make friends? Why is it important to have a friend?  What do friends do together?

Can you tell your grown up about friends and then draw a picture of you and your friends.  Can you write their names, your thoughts to go with your picture?

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