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Week of 15th June

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: It’s Great to be Kind

Talk to someone at home and answer the following questions:

  • What would you do if you were Connor?
  • How does Connor make up for being unkind?
  • Talk about the pictures. Are the characters smiling, laughing, frowning or confused?

As children build their awareness of how others are reacting to them, they will find it easier to respond in an understanding way.


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.


Nursery:  Read the story Hansel and Gretel (or watch on Youtube)- What makes the house appealing to the children?

Reception: Read the story of The Three Little Pigs (or watch on Youtube)- Discuss the choices the little pigs make about the materials they use to build their houses. Can children figure out the material their own house is made from?


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:

  • Send your child on a sound hunt around the house. Can they find and record all of the items that make sounds? (e.g. hairdryer, TV, fridge, microwave, phone)
  • 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.
  • 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.



Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks


Design your dream house. What rooms would you like to have in your house? Encourage children to be as imaginative as they can (e.g. a cinema room, a chocolate room). Can they label their house using their phonics knowledge?


Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.


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


Select some of the tricky words (see image below: start from the Phase 2 words) and ask your child to write out the tricky words on pieces of paper and turn them into a matching pairs game.


The rooms in my house-

Support your child to create a map or cross section of their home. Can they name and write all the rooms? An adult could hide an object in a room and mark where it is on the child’s map. Can they use their map to find the hidden object? Label each room using phonics knowledge.


Play the Numberblocks adding game.


Nursery: Practice counting out the digits 0 – 5 (or up to 10 if they are able to) backwards. Find objects to count alongside their numbers.

Reception: Practice counting backwards from 20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.


Nursery: Use the ‘Five Frames’ on this game and practise recognising amounts. This can also be done by reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food items on the plate etc.

Reception: Use the ‘Tens Frames’ on this game and practise recognising amounts. This can also be done by reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food items on the plate etc.


Look for the numbers on the doors of houses. Do the numbers get bigger or smaller as you go up and down the street?


Search for numerals around the house (clocks, books, house numbers, car registrations, oven, washing machine). Can they record the numerals on paper?

Tricky Words

Wider Curriculum Tasks  - Linked to: It's Great to be Kind:

30 Days Wild task

PSHE activity: What can you do to be kind to other people?

  • Can you think of a time when someone was unkind to you? How did you feel?
  • Can you think of a time when someone was kind to you? How did you feel then?
  • Can you think of a time when you acted unkindly or with kindness?

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

Creative Activity:

  • Make your very own finger-paint picture, maybe you could make a rainbow, a caterpillar, flowers or anything else you can think of, the same way Connor did with his classmates.

Purple Mash Activity ToDo:.

  • Create your own outfit for Dressing-up-Day. What will you create? Please do remember to save your outfit for us to see!                 

During June, it is 30 Days Wild. Each week we will set you an activity to do from their suggested activities.


This week’s activity is:

To create a birds nest! Read the instructions below to make your own; once you have made your nest, you could even research the different nests made by certain species.


If you want to do more, go to this Twitter account for the daily activities:

You could also check out the Wildlife Watch YouTube channel for more activities, with new #WildlifeWednesday videos every Wednesday at 10am!


30 Days Wild Task: Create a bird's nest



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 - You've Got a Friend in Me - Singing Hands

Mrs Mirza's Story-Time