Week Beginning 16.03.2020

Dear Parents

What an exciting week we have had. This week our focus has been around science activities and the theme of weather. The children have learned lots of facts about rain, sun, clouds and lightning. The Queen of England found out that the children in Reception were weather experts and we received a letter asking us to help her with something she found in her garden. The children were amazing and giant hailstones were what the children thought they were. The Queen is very pleased that we were able to solve her problem. 

Next week we will be doing the follow:

Literacy – We will be introducing our new Narrative Immersion text - Paper Dolls – We will be looking at the
front cover and discussing the characters and setting and predicting what might happen in the book.

Letters and Sounds – Letters and Sounds – Next week we will be consolidating all sounds taught to date week
(j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, ar, er, oo and ur, or, air, ear, oi). You can support your child at
home by seeing which they know and helping them with the ones they don’t. When the children are confident with all their digraphs and trigraphs this will impact their reading and writing and as we are now thinking about progression into Year 1 it will ensure that all children make ‘expected’ progress and are ready for the Year 1 curriculum. Thank you for your support.

Mathematics – Next week we will be looking at 2d and 3d shapes and we will be talking about their properties.

Another lovely week in reception.

Next week we will be carrying out assessments in preparation for the forthcoming Parents evening.

Little Reminders:
 Reading books are changed on Wednesday
 Library Books are changed on Friday
 TLC bags are given out on Friday and returned Monday in time to be replenished.

Parents as Partners
Science Week – A big thank you to all the parents who attended our Science session on Thursday. Sport Relief 2020 – The Children took part in Sports Relief activities today and we managed 10 laps of the large playground. Please send any donations into school as soon as possible.
Parents Evening - I will be out with my clipboard soon to sign you all up ! 

Have a lovely weekend.

The EYFS Team

Additional Home Learning

Please find below a list of activities that you can do indoors at home with your child.


  1. Make paper airplanes
  2. Salt painting
  3. Make sun catchers
  4. Make salt dough
  5. Make sponge stamps
  6. Make a cereal box aquarium
  7. Make scratch art
  8. Make your own bookmark
  9. Paint pet rocks
  10. Make recycled crayons
  11. Make paper boats
  12. Finger paint
  13. Make friendship bracelets
  14. Make a bird feeder
  15. Make paper bag puppets
  16. Make handprint art
  17. Make a scrapbook
  18. Decorate a t-shirt
  19. Make a thankful jar
  20. Paint leaves
  21. Make a time capsule
  22. Make button art
  23. Paint with watercolours
  24. Colour in a colouring book
  25. Make paper crafts
  26. Build a cardboard castle
  27. Make tissue box monsters
  28. Make a toilet roll butterfly
  29. Make chalk ice
  30. Draw a self portrait
  31. Paint a recycled jar
  32. Make a superhero costume 


  1. Make playdough
  2. Make slime
  3. Make play mud
  4. Make fake snow
  5. Make a sensory tub
  6. Build a fort
  7. Have a pillow fight
  8. Make up/write a story
  9. Have a film day
  10. Put on a fashion show
  11. Bake cupcakes/muffins
  12. Do yoga
  13. Build an obstacle course
  14. Make dinner together
  15. Build something with lego
  16. Build a stack of cards
  17. Put on a puppet show
  18. Make a treasure hunt
  19. Indoor bowling
  20. Learn to draw something new
  21. Put on a play
  22. Make indoor hopscotch
  23. Do a family chore together
  24. Have a dance party
  25. Have a tea party
  26. Water play in the bath
  27. Set up a toy shop and play
  28. Make a sock toss game
  29. Keep a diary 


  1. Play would you rather
  2. Play I-spy
  3. Play Simon says
  4. Play a board game
  5. Play hide and seek
  6. Indoor scavenger hunt
  7. Play bingo
  8. Play card games – e.g. snap
  9. Do a jigsaw puzzle
  10. Play charades
  11. Build your own game
  12. Play musical statues / bumps / chairs
  13. Play hot potato
  14. Play marbles
  15. Keep the balloon up
  16. Play dominoes
  17. Play hangman

Have fun doing some new activities together.

 25 Non-screen activities.pdfDownload
 Easter Nur and Rec
 Reception Early Learning Goals Parents Guide
 Reception Maths
 Reception Pack
 Reception Phonics
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