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Wkb 27.04.20 Home Learning Week Six

Hi Reception, we hope you enjoyed learning about minibeasts last week. We are really missing you and can’t wait to see you all soon.

There are activities to complete each day and links to help you find the resources online.

Remember to record any work you complete in your exercise book.

Take care, have fun and keep smiling!

From Miss Pooler and Mrs Adams

This week we will be learning about the life cycle of a frog.

Reading- Please refer back to your reading log.

Please read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books about frogs.  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

·         “A Tadpole Grows Up” by Pam Zollman



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 and completing your lifecycle of a frog workbook please use videos and non-fiction books to find out facts and information about frogs and a lifecycle of a frog. I have included some facts and websites for you to read to your child and to watch which will help J



Facts about a frog:

Please read the facts and make a fact file with your child.



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.


*NEW* Free access to Collins Big Cat phonics books

Go to Collins connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter:


Password: Parents20!


Understanding the world – Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

  • When outside look at the different types of houses and see if you can spot houses that are older .Look out for distinctive windows and features like chimneys that indicate the age of a house – for instance, can you find pictures of different door knockers or letterboxes.
  • Do a daily weather check and log the weather
  • Nature walk scavenger hunt: us2-t-168-nature-walk-scavenger-hunt_ver_3

Expressive Arts and Design

Introduce artist Monet (born 1840 – lived in France, his father wanted him to work in a grocery shop but he wanted to become an artist. Exploring Monet’s Water Lillies and using this as inspiration in art using what they have learned about materials. Ask your child to select the right colours for a purpose.

  • Try making a model of a life cycle of a frog. You could use playdough, paper, card, junk modelling. Please take a photo I would love to see these models when we go back to school J
  • 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.

Physical Development-

  • Watch: – Lifecycle of a frog. Discuss the different stages. Physically act out the changes a frog undergoes. Children huddle together to create frog-spawn, begin to slowly move away as tadpoles, grow legs and finally emerge as hopping frogs!
  • Daily PE with Joe Wicks
  • Just Dance on YouTube
  • Enjoy going for a walk with your family
  • Cosmic Yoga
  • Go Noodle
  • Play Simon Says


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.

  • Threading
  • Colouring
  • Construction building- Lego/ Duplo/Knex etc.


This week in RE we will be learning about friendships and what it means to be a good friend. I would like you to think about who your friends are and what makes a good friend e.g. they are kind, helpful, play with you, give you hugs etc.

I would like you to make a friendship paper chain or/and draw a picture of all your friends playing.

Paper people chain