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Week Commencing Monday 30th March 2020

Weekly Planning


Below is the weekly planning overview which outlines the learning objectives (WALTs) and the tasks which you could do at home this week. 

Reflection Time

We always allow time for the children to talk about their feelings and to reflect, especially through uncertain times. Please use this plan to support your discussions. 

Lucy's Blue Day

Here is a video of Miss Stansfield reading 'Lucy's Blue Day'. This story is based around feelings and we hope it will help your discussions.

Fine Motor Skills


Fine motor skills are an area that could be done daily at home. These fine motor skills are key for developing the muscles to support pencil grip and control. As a class we did a fine motor challenge every week as part of our 'Superhero challenges'. This week we are eager to work on scissor skills. Below is a document to support you with this.

Week 1 Phonics

We created this video to help you learn the four digraphs this week (oo, ar, or and ur). Please let us know if this is useful or any suggestions for future videos. Miss Simpson and Miss Stansfield aim to post more videos to support your home learning. We miss working with you all!

A Children's Story About Social Distancing

This video is a simple way of explaining social distancing to children. Please share with your child if you feel it will be beneficial.

Additional Activities

White Rose Resources 


We enjoyed reading Julia Donaldson's story 'What the Ladybird Heard' as a class. This week White Rose Maths have based their planning around this story so we thought the children might enjoy it even more! We have copied across Monday's plan and if you want more then please follow the link. 

What the Ladybird Heard

Miss Stansfield is reading the story 'What the Ladybird Heard' in the link below and making links to the digraphs of the week.


We use cursive handwriting and we expect the children to remember their 'swooshes' and 'flicks'. This helps them as they progress into key stage one with an expectation to join their letters. We use the PowerPoint below in class to practice forming all our letters. Any additional time spent using this resource will benefit your child's handwriting. 


We count in class daily, we count on from different starting parts, for example from 5 or 7. We don’t always start from 0 to make sure we have a secure understanding of counting on. Sometimes, we stop and start counting backwards from a number. This can be trickier than counting on but is so important for mathematical understanding.


The children enjoy watching the video below to help develop counting on and counting back:

Sock Washing Line Task


All you need for this mathematical activity is different sizes of socks, pegs and a washing line (or string). The main objective is linked to size, however, you can always count the socks in 1s and 2s. This is also great for those fine motor skills. Enjoy!

Minibeast drawings

Can you follow these instructions?
Can you follow these instructions?

Make a rainbow


Many families are taking part in making a rainbow to display in their windows to spread joy. It would be lovely to see the rainbows you have made at home. You could share them on 2simple or to the Reception email.




Below is a Newsround report about the rainbow trend.