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Wkb 20.04.20 Home Learning Week Five

Hi Reception, we hope you had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed eating all of your yummy Easter eggs. We hope you are keeping safe and enjoying the different activities.

This week we will be learning about minibeasts.

Reading- Please refer back to your reading log.

Please read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books about minibeasts.  Here are a selection of books with links you can read online. Please feel free to find more books online or if you already have some at home enjoy reading those aswell.



Non-fiction books/videos:


When writing remind your child to use their phonics to clap and sound out words, remind them of tricky words, remind them to use a capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. Please encourage your child and allow them to phonetically sound out the words e.g. when writing ice-cream your child may write ighs kreem. This is phonetically plausible for us to read back J

Phase 3 diagraphs/trigraphs: zz,qu,ch,sh,th,ng,ai,ee,igh,oa,oo,ar,or,ur,ow,oi,ear,air,ure,er

Tricky words:



Before writing a fact file please use videos and non-fiction books to find out facts and information about different mini beasts. I have included some facts and websites for you to read to your child and to watch which will help J

Links to help with fact file:


  • Write a fact file about the mini beasts you have learnt about- Please choose one/two mini beasts to write about. Think of a few facts to write. E.g. Snails have a shell to protect them.  Minibeast fact file writing
  • Describe what the mini beast looks like e.g. The ladybird has black spots. The spider has eight legs. Here are some pictures of minibeasts for your child to describe. minibeast-picture-cards
  • Label a minibeast.





Monster phonics is a new website to help with home learning. Please use this free login:

  • Username: login
  • Password: homelearning

This website has daily phonic activities to help teach phase 2 and Phase 3. Log in and click on Term 3. Each set of lessons lasts for 2 weeks and focuses on a traditional tale. Read through the story in the PowerPoint and work through each of the suggested activities.  Have fun and enjoy your phonic sessions.


Understanding the world


Expressive arts and design

  • Paint/draw minibeast pictures/stones
  • Use natural materials e.g. sticks, stones, shells, leaves, flowers to create your own minibeast picture
  • Charanga online music – you have been sent your log in details by text. Please sign in and have a go at listening to the music. See if you can find the rhythm. Enjoy listening to familiar and have a go at learning a new nursery rhyme.


Fine motor activities

Fine motor development is a skill needed to be able to control and build strength in the small muscles in your child’s hand and fingers. Without fine motor skills your child will not be able to write or hold objects using the correct grip.

  • Make a spider web using wool/string to weave in and out
  • Complete a jigsaw together


Physical Development

  • Daily PE with Joe Wicks
  • Just Dance on YouTube
  • Enjoy going for a walk with your family
  • Cosmic Yoga
  • Go Noodle
  • Create an obstacle course