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2019-2020 Reception

Week beginning 6th July


Please practise these letters this week.

You can print a sheet to work on by clicking on this link or write the letters yourself.



Here is a full list of the phase 2, 3 and 4 tricky words we have been learning this year. Can you read them all? Keep practising over the summer holiday.


* Write the word 'pot' and ask your child to read the word. then write s in front of 'pot' to make 'spot'. Point to the s and say ssss holding the sound then point to the next consonant and slide them together. Continue sound talking the rest of the word. Then read these words - step, stop, trip, plan, from.

* Show child a sentence and ask them to read it by blending the sounds together. Don't forget to look for digraphs in words to help you.

Can I plan a trip to the moon?

Help! Can you grab that green frog for me?

Will a clown put on a green wig or stick with his brown hair?

* On a phoneme frame (4 boxes), ask your child to write these words - swim, step, plan, frog e.g. 

s p i n



* Read these tricky words 'have, like, come, some' and then sound talk the words and identify the tricky parts.

* Phonicsplay - play Buried Treasure with these words - train, trim, trap, green, frip, glan, spem, stin

* Read this sentence to your child and ask them to write it on a whiteboard/paper. Encourage child to sound talk each word to help them work out how to spell the words and use their Jolly Phonic mat to write the  correct letter/s.

This frog is green.

Challenge - His skin has bumps. He can swim in the cool pond.



* Give your child a phoneme frame. Read words one at a time and ask child to write them on the phoneme frame with magnetic letters, letter cards or by writing them. Words - speck, help, trip, from, skip, plum.

* Show your child one of the sentences below and ask them to read it by blending the sounds.

It smells like we might have some roast chicken tonight.

Can we train a dragon to come and cook food for us?

Will you come and have some roast bugs on toast for dinner?



*Write the word 'was' on a whiteboard. Check that your child can read it. Say a sentence using the word e.g. I was walking to the shops. Sound talk the word raising one finger for each sound. Ask child to do the same. Discuss the letters required for each sound. Explain that it sounds like we need 'o' in the middle of 'was' but this word is special and we have to train our brains to remember to spell it with a letter'a'. Ask child to trace letters with finger and then try to write the word themselves from memory. Repeat with the word 'you'.

* Read the sentence below and then child says sentence themselves a few times. Count how many words are in the sentence on fingers. Write the sentence.

He was in the tent next to the pond.

Challenge - You went in the tent too.



Play Tricky Word Trucks on Phonicsplay and then Rocket Rescue.


Hamilton Trust - this week we will be reading and writing about buses and scooters.


This week we are going to watch Numberblocks 15 and 16.



15 -

Can you show number 15 on 2 tens frames? Collect 15 small objects to use on the tens frame e.g. coins.

E.g. What numbers can you see? - e.g. 5 and 5 and 5 or 10 and a 5.

Can you show it in a different way?

What numbers can you see this time?



16 -



Can you share 16 objects between 2, 4 and 6 people? Which number of people can't you share 16 fairly between?

You could try these sharing challenges.





Hamilton Trust - this week you will be using ordinal numbers e.g. first, second.

Classroom Secrets - phonics, reading writing and maths activities.

Week beginning 29th June


We are going to practise writing the letters r, b, n and h this week. All these letters start at the top.

Challenge - draw a line on a piece of paper and write the letters yourself. Can you sit the letters on the line?

You can click on this link to print out this sheet.



Can you say the sounds made by all the digraphs we have learnt? Keep practising!

sh ch th ng ai
ee igh oa oo ar
or ur ow oi ear


If you need more practise with some of the digraphs, you can choose a specific 'Letters and Sounds' lesson which practises that sound using the link below.


This week , we are going to practise reading and writing words with 4 sounds.


Teach reading CVCC words by writing the word 'ten' on a whiteboard. Soundtalk and blend the sounds together. Add the letter t to make tent. Soundtalk again.  Repeat with ben/d, dam/p.

Practise playing Buried Treasure on Phonicsplay inserting the words: tent, damp, lump, bend, mend, fump, hent, yend.  

Write these sentences and children read. 

Help! I got a bump on the leg.

A tent will get damp in the rain.

Milk is good for teeth and gums.



Read tricky words said and so. Which is the tricky part?

Practise reading these words: spin, help, drop, swim, belt, plum, chem, bamp. You could use Picnic on Pluto on Phonicsplay.

Read these sentences

Mum said, “It is best not to jump on the bed.”

A lost chimp felt so sad he wept.

This belt is so tight, it hurts my waist.



Draw a phoneme frame with 4 boxes.



Say the word dump and soundtalk it slowly, d - u -m - p and write one sound in each box.

d u m p


Children then use the phoneme frame to write the words - bump, jump, went, tent, damp, bend, mend

Read a sentence to the children and ask children to write it. Keep repeating it and encourage children to soundtalk the words before they write them down. 

I had toast for my lunch.

Challenge - I think that pink socks might be the best.  or

                   If you feel down in the dumps then jump and sing.



Write the word 'he'. Check that children can read it. Say a sentence using the word. Soundtalk the word, raising a finger for each phoneme. Ask children to do the same. Discuss the letters required for each phoneme, using letter names. Ask children to trace the shapes of the letters with their fingers. Rub or cross out the word and ask children to write the word themselves. Repeat with she, we, me be.

Children read these words -  help, just, chimp, roast, pond, nest, milk

Read sentence and children write it (as Wednesday)

He put the milk in the sink.

Challenge - The chimp sings a song as he jumps up and down.

                    We put the tent next to the pond.



Play Space Race - phase 4 


Watch Numberblocks 13 on the link below.

In the programme, Blocks 10 and 3 join together to make 13. 13 is an odd number. it is 1 more than 12 and 1 less than 14.

Which other 2 numbers can you add together to make 13? Use a part whole model and 13 objects to help you.

How many ways can you find?


Challenge - use a part whole model with 3 parts to find 3 numbers that total 13.



You could also watch Numberblocks 14 which is all about doubles. Can you remember what a double is? 2 numbers the same which are added together.

Can you solve these double word problems? Can you draw pictures to help you work out the answer and then write a number sentence?




Challenge - you could play this game which doubles numbers up to 10+10.

Classroom Secrets - Phonics, reading, writing and maths activities.

Week beginning 22nd June


Can you learn to write these words. Remember to start each letter in the correct place.

her  into  the  no


Have you been practising your tricky words? Here is a fun way to practise them.

Adult - Fold a piece of kitchen paper in half.

Write a tricky word e.g. they on the top piece.

Open the paper and write a sentence including the tricky word on the piece of paper e.g. Can they see a cow?


Close the paper and ask your child to read the tricky word and then put the paper into some water to reveal the sentence for your child to read.




Can you read these sentences?

How do I feed a cow?

I park my car in town.

Say the sounds in these words and then write them. You could try writing them in shaving foam, flour, using magnetic letters or any other way you like.

down, now, cow, how, wow, clown, growl, frown



Is the answer to these questions yes or no?

Will a car need oil?

Can you surf on a coin?

Write this sentence.

I can see a coin.

Challenge - I can see a silver coin in the brown soil.



Read one of the captions and draw a picture to go with the caption. Label the pictures.

The cow and the goat go to the park.

The fat toad is in the boat


Watch this government recommended Letters and Sounds programme to practise reading and writing compound and multisyllable words.



Hamilton Trust - this week the story you will be reading is called 'Boris and Sid are Bad!


This week we will be learning about number 12 using Numberblocks. 12 is 1 ten and 2 ones. 

You can also learn about number 12 and other numbers which are rectangle shapes in this Numberblocks episode.


Collect 12 objects. Can you share the 12 objects between 2, 3, 4 and 6 people? how many do they each get?


When we tell the time, the long minute hand points to number 12 when it is saying o'clock. Can you see number 12 on a clock? Draw a clock outside with chalk and use 2 different length sticks to make the hands. Make your clock show different o'clock times.


When we completed the Hamilton Trust day 1 maths work at school we noticed that there was a column of numbers missing on the 100 square. I have added a link to a different 100 square for you to use. Sorry for the error.

Classroom Secrets - phonics, reading, writing and maths.

Week beginning 15th June


Please practise writing these words this week. Remember it is very important to write the letters correctly.

are    all   they





To help you practise all the sounds and letter names, you could join in with this song.


This week in phonics we are going to recap some of the digraphs we have learnt.


Can you read these words?

park, card, shark, starfish


Write this sentence. Remember to use your Jolly Phonics card to help you. Say the sentence a few times so you remember it. How many words do you need to write?

I can go on the cart.


Challenge - I can see a cart in the farmyard.



Can you write these words? Do you know what they all mean?

fork, horn, short, torch, sport, storm

Can you read these questions? Is the answer yes or no?

Is a fork sharp?

Is a torch bright?

Do bees buzz in the morning?



Play buried treasure on Phonics play.


Watch this government recommended Letters and Sounds programme to practise reading and writing multisyllable words e.g. poison.


Please watch Numberblocks about number 11.

Number 11 is made from 1 ten and 1 one. 11 is 1 more than 10 and 1 less than 12. Can you see Numberblock 10 and 1 in this picture of number 11?

Can you draw a part whole model and collect 11 objects e.g. Lego pieces or pasta?

Put your 11 objects in the top circle (whole) and then separate them into the 2 other parts. Remember to move all the objects. How many ways can you separate the objects e.g. 6 and 5, 7 and 4.

Challenge - can you write a number sentence to show each way you find e.g. 6+5=11?


Hamilton Trust - practise counting, ordering and finding the difference between numbers.

Classroom Secrets - phonics, reading, writing and maths activities.

Week Beginning 8th June

Can you practise writing these tricky words this week? Remember to form the letters correctly.

was     my     you



Hamilton Trust - this week you will be reading and writing about a different version of the story Goldilocks. In maths you will be learning about 2D shapes and practising counting and number recognition.

Classroom Secrets - reading, phonics, writing and maths activities.

Maths Challenge

Can you find the total number of sides on these 2 shapes?

Can you write a number sentence e.g. 3+4=

Choose 2 more shapes and find the total number of sides.


Can you find the number of sides on 3 shapes?



Can you find 2 shapes have 8 sides altogether? Can you find a different 2? What if you used 3 shapes?

Week beginning 1st June


Can you practise writing these tricky words in your best handwriting. Remember to write each letter correctly.

he    she    we    be   me




Here is a maths game you could make and play together. You will need a cardboard box or boxes and a small ball/s.

Challenge - roll 2 or 3 balls and add the numbers on each mouth together.

Week Beginning 18th May

Letters for you to practise this week.


Can you write a sentence about this picture? Use your Jolly Phonic card to help you spell the words. How many words are in your sentence?

Where is the frog sitting?

Where is the frog jumping?



Here are some more maths activities that you can play on your daily walk. The activities are differentiated for different aged children.

Walking Maths

Classroom Secrets - Maths, English and Phonics Activities

Week beginning 11th May

Can you practise these letters this week.


Use your phonics to write a sentence/s about one of the pictures.




Next time you go for walk you could try playing this game. When you spot one of the items in the picture, you tick it on your sheet and collect the number of points it says in the corner of that picture. Can you add up how many points you collect?

Challenge - You could take your own photos of objects near your house and make your own game for your family or a friend to play. You could send Mrs Pearson your game and then she can put it on the website.


Classroom Secrets - maths, phonics and writing activities

Week beginning 4th May




Home Learning Grid 4.5.20

Oak National Academy - this week literacy is based on the Traditional Tale 'Little Red Riding Hood' and maths on the calendar, time and birthdays.

Week Beginning 27th April


Click the links below to see this week's Home Learning Journey sheet, Oak National Academy lessons and Hamilton Trust ideas. Please remember you don't need to do all the activities here. Choose the ones which best suit your child and yourself.


Oak National Academy. This week, the Maths lessons are based on  grouping and sharing and English is based on the traditional tale - Goldilocks.


Home Learning Journey Grid

Sharing word problems

Week Beginning 20th April



Click below to access the home learning journey document with ideas for this week and the adding objects and counting on sheet. There are also documents from Hamilton trust with maths, reading and writing activities.


Home learning Journey 20.4.20

Week 2

The White Rose website has literacy and maths activities linked to a book each week. Last week the book was 'We're going on a Egg Hunt' and this week it is 'What the Ladybird Heard'. Don't worry if you don't have the books, there are links to them on youtube.


Reception parents please remember to send WOW moment observations to our dedicated email account ( so we can add them to your child's learning journey or bring photos, pictures and other work to school when we reopen. Thank you.
The TTS booklet below has lots of fun, practical activities which cover many areas of the curriculum.

Classroom Secrets is a website we use in school for maths and they are offering free parent logins if you follow this link.

There are both phonics and maths games and activities.