Reception home learning – w/b 11th May

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Hello Reception and welcome to this week’s home learning. We hope you and your families are all keeping well.

Remember all the homework suggestions are optional. You can do as little or as much as you like. Each week’s homework mirrors the type of activities we would be covering in class. We also encourage you whenever possible to keep up with reading, handwriting practice, phonics and basic number such as counting, recognising and ordering numbers to 20. We understand parents may still be working or caring for other family members and may have limited time so please don’t feel under pressure. The most important thing is that you and your families stay safe and well. If you have any questions or if we can be of any help with home learning please do get in touch via the blog enquiries page or through tapestry, which we check on a regular basis.

This week’s home learning is based around the book Oliver’s Vegetables, by Vivian French.

You can listen to the story via the following link:-

PSE / Health and Self-Care 

At the beginning of the story, Oliver only liked to eat chips. Discuss with a grown up about why this isn’t a healthy diet. What sort of things do you need to eat and drink to make sure you have a healthy diet? Could you draw and label a picture of what you believe to be a healthy balanced lunch? Challenge yourself to try something new this week, like Oliver. Maybe a fruit or vegetable you have never tried before? Let us know if you like it!


Could you make a diary of the different things you eat this week? You could draw and label pictures or, if you’re feeling confident, you could write some sentences, such as “On Monday I had… “. Remember to use your phonic knowledge to have a go at unknown words by sounding them out and writing them as they sound.


Using whatever resources you have around the house (real vegetables, play food, playdough etc), we’d like you to continue the work we’ve been doing on subtraction by asking your grown up to help you make up some word problems such as the following:-

Oliver’s grandpa grew 6 carrots and Oliver ate 2 of them. How many are left? 

Use your resources to help you work out the answer and describe your findings by saying the number sentence, eg 6 take away 2 equals 4.

You could challenge yourself to record your number sentences using numerals and symbols, eg 6 -2 = 4.

Expressive Arts and Design

This week we’d like you to learn some new songs. Click on the links below and ask your grown up to help you learn the words. There are 5 in total so you could learn a different song each day. Could you decide on some actions to go with them? You could even ask your grown up to film you performing your favourite one to share with us on Tapestry and send to your relatives!

t-t-252164-in-the-garden-song t-t-252165-one-potato-two-potato-song t-t-252166-pea-plants-song t-t-252167-underground-vegetables-song t-t-252169-vegetables-song

Understanding of the World 

In the story, you learned about how people like grandpa grow vegetables in their garden. Why don’t you use the internet with a grown up to research where other foods come from? You might find the non-fiction book, How Did That Get in my Lunchbox?, by Chris Butterworth, an interesting starting point:-

You could phone or video call a relative to teach them the facts you have learned this week about food.

Online Safety 

As you are doing so much work online right now, we would like you to complete the following activities with your grown ups in order to learn more about staying safe online:-

Remember to share your learning with us on Tapestry. We love to see what you’ve been up to. Anyone who needs support accessing or uploading to their Tapestry account, please contact us via the enquiries button on the Blog.

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