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Week of 13th July

FROZEN | "In Summer" Song - Olaf | Official Disney UK

Dear Parents / Carers,


Thank you for continuing with supporting your child at home with their learning. As you are aware, Home Learning is changing as more children return to school. Teachers have done a brilliant job of providing daily home learning tailored to what the children would have been covering in school; unfortunately this level of personalisation is unsustainable following the phased introduction of additional children back to school. We deliberated about how best to adapt the home learning and have decided to try using and adapting resources created by Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust in conjunction with some tailored lessons to the Topics your child would have covered during this term.


We understand that the Home Learning needs to work for you and your child, and therefore we have put some alternative suggestions below, should you rather explore those. We are now displaying the home learning for the week rather than each day, as feedback suggested parents would prefer this so they could rearrange the week’s tasks to fit them and their child. Please, only do what you can of the suggestions below – do what works best for you and your child.


With thanks to Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust for their Learning Projects on which most of the weekly Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths tasks are based.

Reading Tasks

Phonics Tasks


Watch the weekly story-time with Mrs Mirza:Poo in the Zoo :


Talk to someone at home and answer the following questions:


  • Which Animal had glowing poo?
  • What did the Animal eat which made his poo glow?
  • What is the name of the Poo Collector?
  • What did Little Bob Mcgrew buy after selling the glowing poo?



Read a variety of books at home. Favourites can be repeated. Hearing the patterns of language in a story will support your child’s language development.


Wednesday & Thursday:

Nursery: Read to your child a simple story and ask them to retell the story to you or another family member.

Reception: Children to read to parents daily.

Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.



Look at recipe books and food magazines. Encourage your child to use their phonics knowledge to decode the ingredients list. Select a recipe and make this together. Encourage your child to read the labels on packaging to figure out which ingredient it is.

Daily Phonics for Nursery: use the following link to learn the songs and associated sounds:


Daily phonics for Reception: please continue accessing and working on the daily lessons through the Letters and Sounds DfE Youtube. You should access the learning to blend lessons if your child needs more work on blending sounds to read words, or the Reception lessons if they are confident with the sounds and blending them to say or spell a word.


Additional Phonics activities:

  • Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. You can find an A-Z of Nursery Rhymes here.
  • Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. Interactive games.
  • Pour flour, rice or lentils into a shallow tray or plate. Show your child a letter, digraph, trigraph or tricky word (see the chart below ) and ask them to ‘write it’ in the food using their finger.


Sound Mats

Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks


Using recipes from books as a guide, ask your child to create their own recipe for their dream meal. They could draw out the ingredients and label them and draw the finished meal. Some children may be able to write a few short sentences as instructions.



Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname?



Practice forming the letters of the alphabet, you could use this website to learn rhymes to help with forming letters accurately:



Ask your child to write out the tricky words they are working on at the moment on pieces of paper and turn them into a pairs game.



Look at a range of different packages found around the kitchen. Discuss with your child what makes it stand out to a customer. Support them to design a package for a treat of their choice.


Play the Numberblocks add and subtract quiz.



Look for numerals on packaging you find around the house. Can your child recognise the numerals and count out a matching amount?



5 a day- Support your child to create a food diary to record and count how many pieces of fruit and vegetables they eat in a day. They could also write these using their phonics knowledge or draw a picture of each item alongside the number.



Watch a Numberblocks clip at: BBC or CBeebies.  Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode. 



Explore weighing and measuring food on the kitchen scales. Ask, what happens as you place more on the scales?

Tricky Words

Wider Curriculum Tasks  - Linked to: Can I Join Your Club? :

30 Days Wild task

PSHE activity:

Little Bob Mcgrew loves being a zookeeper but he doesn't enjoy picking up all the poo which comes with the job.


  • Can you think of a time when you were doing something you enjoyed but it also included things you didn't like to do?
  • How did you feel when you had to do things you didn't like to do or didn't want to do?
  • Why would it be right to sometimes also do the things you didn't like to do or didn't want to do? Such as tidying up after playing with your toys or sharing toys with others.


Talk through your thoughts, ideas and answers with an adult at home.


Purple Mash Activity ToDo:. Robot Pooper Scooper 2

  • Little Bob Mcgrew bought a robot pooper scooper but with all the poo cleaning up, it has broken! Oh No! Can you make a new robot pooper scooper for Bob please? What will your pooper scooper look like? Will it also have a built in air freshener perhaps? Please do remember to save your artwork!


Creative Activity:

  • Have a go at creating your very own Poop Emoji bookmark! During the summer holidays, we know that you will make sure to continue reading plenty, this bookmark will definitely come in handy. What type of poop emoji bookmark will you make? A neon glowing poop emoji or maybe a rainbow poop emoji?
  • You can watch this video to help you, giving you step by step instructions.



As we only did one activity a week for 30 Days Wild in June, we will continue with our 30 Days Wild activity this week.


This week’s activity is:

To make a tree decoration, see below for how to do this.  


If you want to do more, go to this Twitter account for ideas of other activities.



30 Days Wild Task: Make a Tree Decoration


Alternative options:

  • Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.
  • Classroom Secrets are producing English and Maths themed Home Learning Packs, attached as a document below should you wish to use it.
Marmaduke’s Marvellous Mentions
Mrs Mirza's Monday Melody

Makaton CarPark Karaoke - Summer Holiday - Singing Hands

Mrs Mirza's Story-Time

Poo in the Zoo

Here I Come!

Get ready, get set because here I go!

I'm ready to show you all I know!

I've graduated Nursery/Reception and now I'm done.

I've laughed and learned, and it's been fun!

Reception/First year, Reception/First year ready, set, go!

I'm ready to show you all I know!

Get ready Reception/First year because I'm on my way!

I've graduated Nursery/Reception, hip, hip, hooray!


Have a lovely summer Nursery and Reception.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again in September.


Together Everyone Achieves More.