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We are really enjoying seeing what you are getting up to at home and look forward to a very creative week of Home Learning. The most important thing is that your child is engaging with the daily Phonics videos as we are introducing new sounds every two days which children will need to be able to read and write when they return to school. Wherever possible, please can you ensure that children do engage with these. 


Below are the activities which MUST be completed with evidence submitted (this can just be a short written comment via email or Tapestry once in the week):


  • Complete the "Art Gallery" writing activity (see model video below) and the "What Shape Could I Be?" activity (which follows on from Tuesday's maths video) in your books.
  • Engage with the daily Phonics and Maths videos. The other videos are optional.
  • Create your own piece of dot or line art in response to the text "The Dot." You could do this however you like e.g. colouring, painting, printing, collage, natural materials, photography... anything you can think of! Please share your dot/line masterpieces with us.


Please can you also ensure that your child is reading regularly. You can read the books we provided, home reading books, make use of Reading Buddy and access the comics and online texts from the page linked below. 


In response to your feedback, I have reduced the writing expectations by removing the Phonics Home Learning sheet as the children will have already had opportunities to practise all of the included skills by accessing the daily Phonics videos. Also, a quick reminder that only the top activity on the Maths and Literacy tasks for each week is mandatory: the others are optional.

Week 4 ~ Reception ~ Writing Model



These are the OPTIONAL tasks that you might like to choose to extend, support and embed your child's learning. They are the activities which will be on offer to the children in school during their independent Choosing Time. Some have been designed to be done with an adult, whilst others can be done independently. These activities can count towards to the three hour learning expectation, as can outdoor play, jigsaws, puzzles, craft, drawing, games, singing, cooking and so much more. 



  • Complete the 'sorting' and 'I can' Literacy activities from your packs
  • Play Phonics games on Phonics Play (username: jan21  password: home) or watch Mr Thorne's Phonics on YouTube
  • Complete this week's Reading Challenge

  • Complete Mrs Leach's Phonics challenge (below)

Mr's Leach's Boredom Busters ~ Scavenger Hunt



  • Complete the natural materials shape challenge in your Home Learning packs
  • Create your own physical pattern work outs e.g. jump, hop, jump, hop or crouch, crouch, jump, crouch, crouch, jump
  • Explore ways of making your own shape/colour patterns. There are some ideas below:



Across the Curriculum:

  • Go on a virtual art gallery tour in two of Miss Bagnall's favourite art galleries in the world... that she has visited over and over again in real life!
  • Create your own dot or line artwork in response to "The Dot." There are some ideas below but you could do whatever you like!


  • Create your own art gallery in your house. Work together to make your own artwork, put it up, make and sell tickets to your family and take them on a tour of your art. 
    Create your own self-portrait. You could draw yourself, paint yourself or even use items from around the house and lay them out to form your face. You might need a mirror to look in to help you think about the details you need to include.
  • Research some famous pieces of art. Look at them together, find out about the artist and/or have a go at making your own version of your favourite pieces of art (Inspiration: Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Mondrian, Frida Khalo, Seurat, Picasso, Dali, Matisse, Kandinsky). See the gallery below.
Open our virtual gallery to explore famous pieces of art:
  • Complete Mrs Leach's Boredom Buster foil boat challenge! Can you beat her score?

Mrs Leach's Boredom Busters ~ Foil Boat Challenge

PE Session


Let us know what you get up to on Tapestry or via the class email. We LOVE to read our messages each day. Have a great week!