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Week of 04/05


Friday 8th May

Life on the Home Front, Part Four: Celebrating Victory in Europe Day.



VE Day stands for 'Victory in Europe' Day. 75 years ago today the war ended for us and the other countries in Europe, although it continued in countries like Japan for another few months. People celebrated long into the night with dancing and bonfires! 


You haven't been set any home learning today but I have popped a short video below that teaches you how to draw a Union Jack. Perhaps this could help if you wanted to make a flag or some bunting to go outside your house.


I have also put a link to some war time songs below if you want to listen. Perhaps listen to them with a family member and discuss how they make you feel, which one is your favourite and why.


I wonder if you are having a little street party today? (Remember you still need to stay 2 metres away from others) Or perhaps at 3pm you want to watch Churchill's speech on TV. He was the man in charge of our country when the war finished. Be sure to look up in the sky between 12 and 2pm this afternoon to see if you can spot a special plane called a Spitfire! (They were used in the war!)


Most importantly, have a lovely day with lots of fun, playing and yummy food! (If you don't have cake and scones in real life can you make some using playdough?) If you want to share any photos of your day on Twitter, feel free! 

How to draw the British Flag

Thursday 7th May


  1. Creative Activity: Amelia Earhart dreamt of becoming a pilot from a young age. Pilots also played an important role in World War II. We haven’t talked much in Reception about the war but this weekend marks 75 years since the end of the fighting in Europe. To celebrate Amelia’s achievements and VE Day, can you make your own plane? You can use Lego, cardboard, paper, building blocks or anything else you find in your home. It could be so small that it fits on the palm of your hand or so big that you can sit inside it and pretend to be a pilot yourself! I can’t wait to see the photos on Twitter.
  2. Maths Activity: Last week you learnt about patterns. I wonder if you can make a pattern using 3D shapes. If you need help remembering the properties of 3D shapes go back to the song from Tuesday’s home learning. Your pattern might have different objects in but still show a pattern according to their shapes, for example it could show: a cone, a cube, a cone, a cube, a cone and then…. a cube! Have a go and don’t be afraid to show it off on our Twitter account!


Wednesday 6th May


  1. Technology Activity: Amelia Earhart said that houses and cars looked like toys from the sky. Maps show you a ‘birds eye view’ of the world, much like Amelia would have seen. Go onto Google Maps with an adult and type in your street name. In the bottom right hand side of the screen you should see a little yellow person. Click and drag the person onto your street. You should now be ‘stood’ in your street. Have a go at clicking on the picture to move you forwards, backwards and allow you to turn around. Can you find your house? Can you ‘walk’ to school following your normal route? If school is too far try ‘walking’ to the park or shops. 
  2.  Literacy Activity: Print the sheet below (document named 'Amelia Earhart') and use the words from the ‘word bank’ at the bottom of the page to fill in the gaps and complete the information about Amelia Earhart. You may wish to watch the video from Monday again to remind you. If you don’t have a printer then ask a grown up to help you write the sentences out on plain or lined paper.
  3. I have set you three '2Dos' on Purple Mash this week. You don’t have to do them all but have a go at at least one and save your work for me to see!  

Literacy Activity for Wednesday 6th May:

Tuesday 5th May


1. Physical Development Activity: This week the whole school have been set a dance challenge. You are all being asked to learn a dance using the video above and upload a video of yourselves to it. Your videos will be used to create a Fox Hill dance montage. Challenge yourselves! It is a tad tricky but I think you can do it!

Here is the final video: 


2. Maths Activity:  Last week you did a lot of work on 2D shapes. 2D shapes are flat. This week we will focus more on 3D shapes. They are not flat! Watch the YouTube video below about 3D shapes. Look around your home. Can you see anything that is similar to these shapes?


Look for a: cone, cylinder, cube, cuboid and pyramid. How do you know which 3D shape it is? Can you count how many faces it is? (Faces are the surfaces of the shape and can be flat or curved) How many edges does it have? (edges are around each face) Have a look at the sheet below. You can use 2 exercise hoops or draw 2 large circles on paper. Make sure they overlap (because some of your items might have come under both headings) and sort your items into the groups depending on the type of faces it has. Share photos of your shape hunt and item sorting on Twitter! 

3D Shapes I Know

Amelia Earhart

Monday 4th May


Watch the video above. Our story this week is a story about a real person. Her name was Amelia Earhart.


  1. Listening Activity: Can you remember three facts from the video to tell your family about Amelia Earhart? Do you think you would have been her friend if you met her in real life? Why or why not?
  2. Literacy Activity: Amelia knew from  young age that she loved planes and wanted to be a pilot. Copy the sentence starter below on to a whiteboard or piece of paper:


“When I grow up I want to be…”


Discuss your ideas with a family member and then write the end of the sentence. Use the checklist below and the sound mats at the bottom of this page to help you with your writing. I would love to see you holding this up and posing for a photo to put on Twitter. Maybe you can even dress up to show what you want to be, for example if you want to be a vet you could find lots of soft animal toys to have with you in your photo. I can’t wait to read your answers!