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Week of 8th 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 Keep Calm.

Talk to someone at home and answer the following questions:

What would you do if you were Carly?

How does Carly calm herself?

Talk about the pictures. Is Carly smiling, laughing, frowning or confused?

As children build their awareness of how others are feeling, they will find it easier to respond with understanding.


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 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:

  • 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.
  • 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 the song ‘Daddy Finger’- Can your child change their voice for each person e.g. a deep voice for Daddy finger, a squeaky voice for Baby finger.



Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks


Ask your child to draw a picture of the people who live in their house. If they share time across two houses, draw who lives in each house. Can they label their family members using their phonics knowledge?


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


Can they write the names of their family members? Do they know Mummy and Daddy’s real name? They could copy this or use their phonics knowledge. Can they write this? Using chalks, crayons, paint, felt tips.


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.


Play noughts and crosses. Draw out a grid and write a letter, digraph (e.g. ‘ay’), trigraph (e.g. ‘igh’) or tricky word in each part of the grid. Take it in turns to name what is written in the grid. If you say it correctly you can add your nought or cross in that square.


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


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

Reception: Write out the digits 0-20. Find objects to count alongside their numbers.


Practise recognising amounts up to five or up to ten by playing these games. This can be done by reading a dice when playing board games, playing with cards, identifying how many food items on the plate etc.


Sing Number songs to practice counting, reciting numbers in order, one more, one less using number songs: Five Little Ducks, Five Little Men, Ten Green Bottles.


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

Wider Curriculum Tasks  - Linked to:

It's Great to Keep Calm:

30 Days Wild task

PSHE activity:

  • What things could you do to calm yourself down? Would you hug yourself, take deep breaths, walk away, get some fresh air or something else?
  • How can you tell if someone else is upset and struggling to calm down?
  • How can you help someone who is upset?
  • It is good to be able to calm yourself, but sometimes you should talk to a trusted grown-up as well. Can you think of any times when this would be a good idea?

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

Creative Activity:

Purple Mash Activity ToDo:

  • Can you show 4 different feelings on the faces?

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 complete the Wildlife BINGO, see how many things you can spot during your 30 days wild adventure (image attached below). If you don’t have a printer, either draw out the BINGO sheet yourself, or ask your parents to take a photo on their phone so you have it to hand whilst outside together.

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 BINGO board

Alternative options:

Marmaduke’s Marvellous Mentions
Mrs Mirza's Monday Melody

Makaton CarPark Karaoke - This is Me - Singing Hands

Mrs Mirza's Story-Time