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19th January - Tuesday

Good Morning Reception Welcome to today's learning.

I hope you have a lovely day...

Before your school day starts - Let's get physical...

Physical development

Daily activity – make sure you are active every day. If you would like to try a Yoga session Cosmic kids is great – I have put a link for one of them below – but there is a whole collection. 

CBeebies also offer daily sessions

http://BBC iPlayer - Andys Wild Workouts - Series 1: 1. Under the Sea

http://BBC iPlayer - Bitesize: 5-7 Year Olds - Week 10: 5. Sports Day

http://BBC iPlayer - At Home with Mr Tumble

Session 1 - Handwriting

Daily handwriting –

This is a web address to a link that we use in school.  The children are all at very different stages in their handwriting, letter formation and pencil grip.  This site takes you through the stages. Last term we looked at the straight lines. We are now on curves. It shows you a little clip first and then you get a chance to have a go.  If you could start each day with a little bit of handwriting – it will help with letter formation.

We are also going to work through a letter a day. Use your white board.

Tunnels  - pre handwriting patterns.

We are also going to go through the alphabet – to master a letter a day. Today’s letter is….

Tuesday  - gggg

Session 2 - Zoom Session 



Today in Phonics we look at our next sound from set 2.

Ar – start the car

This is today’s sound have a go at the resource sheet from Read Write Inc. 

Can you say the sound?

Can you practise writing the letters?

Can you read the sound when it is in other words?

Can you make some flash cards from the words on the sheet – play a game with them – turn them over / read them / if you get them right you get to keep them – if you don’t they go to your opponent.

Can you add the ‘ay, ee, igh and oo, ow, oo, oo words from yesterday to make the game more of a challenge?

Can you make a car to hold all of your words?  You could draw a car and fill it with words – make a car out of boxes and decorate the car with all of the words that you can remember with ‘ar’ in them.  You could decorate any toy cars that you have at home with ‘ar flash cards.

Or you could make card for someone…


Share a story / listen to a story - whilst you are having a little break!

Have another listen to the story Supertato on the link below.

Session 3 - Maths : Zoom Session

Alive in 5 - Shape space and measures.

Today’s focus is full and empty – if you want to save on the mess today a good place to explore is ‘in the bath’!

Have a look at comparing the amount of liquid in a container. 

Vocabulary – full, nearly full, empty, nearly empty.

Explore different amounts of liquid, different sizes of containers. 

What can you see, can you talk about what you can see?


Session 4 - Communication Language and literacy and Expressive Art and Design

From our story of the week – Supertato - he is able to save the day – If you were a superhero and you could save the day what would your superpowers be – I have attached a PDF for you to use as a guide. Can you draw a picture of you as a superhero – what would your costume look like?

What is your Superhero name?

Do you have a super power?

Do you have a top secret weakness?


Session 5- Physical Development  - Focus / learning intention- Eats a healthy range of foodstuffs and understands need for variety in food

Today we are going to try some food tasting. 

I would like you to put together a collection of 3 or 4 different types of vegetables to eat – it could be during a meal time or as your snack today.

In school we are going to have a tasting session in the afternoon. But taste is also connected to all of our other senses! There is so much involved in the eating experience – we do lots of them automatically. Today I would like you to take your time to explore these foods- some of them may be a new experience.

Some ideas for food – cucumber, lettuce, peppers, carrots, radish, pear, plum, melon. 

(I don’t want to add to any of the existing pressures – if it is not convenient today – try it at another time – use dinner / lunch  time to talk about the flavours on the plate)

From your selection I would like you to consider the following and then if you wanted to record your experience and send it in that would be great.

What does it look like – talk about colour, does it look like something else?

What does it feel like? Rough, smooth, slimy, soft, hard…

What does it smell like? Can you smell something familiar?

Then the last stage is taste… what does it feel like in your mouth?

What can you taste? Does it leave an after taste? Do you want to eat more? Well done for trying it.

Can you ask your grown up to help you to record your thoughts on what you ate and experienced today. (or you could have a go yourself)

Well done for your great learning today!

Mrs H x