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Week of 22nd 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 Share:


Talk to someone at home and answer the following questions:


  • What would you do if you were Sean?
  • How does Sean make up for his behaviour towards his friends?


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.



With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers.


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:

  • Play I-spy with things you can see out of the window. You could alternate between the initial sound in the word e.g. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with t”. Or with oral blending e.g. “I spy with my little eye a t-r-ee”.
  • Play a listening game- Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it?
  • Practice sounds and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate. Interactive games are found on link below.



Sound mats


Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks


Ask your child to draw or write a shopping list to help plan for the weekly shop. Encourage them to ask all family members views on what they would like to eat that week.



Ask your child to help plan a movie night/ afternoon. Select two films from a streaming service or DVD’s you have in the house. Ask them to draw a picture to represent each film or write out the title. Ask them to speak to each member of the house to find out their view on which film they would like to watch. Ask your child to write each person’s name under their chosen film.



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.



Practice forming the letters of the alphabet.



Practice name writing. Can they write their first name? Middle name? Surname? Can they write their family members' names too?



Play the Numberblocks pattern spotting game.



Nursery: Practise counting up to 10. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.

Reception: Practise counting up to 20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.



Listen to a number song from the CBeebies website. After listening to them, watch again and sing along if you can. Talk about the maths you can see in the video clip.



Look out of the window and count how many houses or buildings can be seen. If you are out on a walk, can they see the house numbers? Can they say the numbers? Do they always go up in 1s?



Record how many cars/ people walk past your house-

Set a timer for 5 minutes on your phone or tablet. Draw out a simple grid (as below) and ask your child to put a tick in the right place every time a person or car goes past. When complete, can they count up the ticks and write the matching numeral? Were there more people or cars?

Tricky Words

Wider Curriculum Tasks  - Linked to: It's Great to Share:

30 Days Wild task

PSHE activity:

  • How do you feel when others share with you? What about when they don’t share?
  • Can you think of times when it was difficult to share or fun to share?
  • Can you think of different ways you can share things with other people?
  • When is it a good idea not to share something? (For example: with food and drinks; with children who are too young for something; or with people we are not sure we can trust.)


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


Purple Mash Activity ToDo:.

  • Who lives at the Petting Zoo? Add some animals to this picture. Sean and his friends saw some Goats, Ducks and Chickens on their visit. Please do remember to save your Petting Zoo for us to see!


Creative Activity:

  • Make your very own alphabet "Lizzy" the Lizard. You could also try to create another alphabet animal such as "Sammy" the Snake or maybe "Dot" the Dog?

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 make a nature mandala - see the instructions for how to make one below.


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: Make a nature mandala



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 - What a Wonderful World - Singing Hands

Mrs Mirza's Story-Time