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Week Commencing Monday 11th May 2020

A message from the Reception Team

Weekly Planning

Fine Motor Activities

Your fine motor task this week is to make playdough. Playdough is a great resource to strengthen our fine motor skills (rolling, pinching, squeezing etc.) and to have lots of fun with! Children also love the ownership of knowing they have been involved in the process and that their ideas are important. If you struggle to get the ingredients then please complete another fine motor task. If you search 'fine motor tasks' on Google you will see the different tasks and find one suitable for the resources you have. Please let us see the amazing things you do! Enjoy and have lots of fun.


Playdough Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups plain flour.

  2. 3/4 cup salt.

  3. 4 teaspoons cream of tartar.

  4. 2 cups lukewarm water.

  5. 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)

  6. Food colouring (optional)


Please use this link for the recipe:


An alternative heating option is to use a microwave and this way the children can be involved with the stirring and the whisking (more fine motor development) but please be careful as the mixture can be very hot. If you choose the microwave option a tip is to check it often and to keep whisking the mixture!



Miss Stansfield will upload the videos below. Please watch and join in with the tasks set in the video. Miss Stansfield forgot to say in video number 3 - well done if you wrote 'nc' instead of 'nk' as you used your phonics, however, when the n sound and the k sound are together making the nk blend, you usually write this blend as nk. Hope this helps! 


Please have a go at the first sheet on the PDF document 'circle that word' and you can do more if appropriate. Please create your own if you don't have a printer as Miss Stansfield demonstrates in some videos.

Week 5 (Video 1): Adjacent Consonants 'fr'

Week 5 (Video 2): Adjacent Consonants 'dr'

Week 5 (Video 3): Adjacent Consonants 'nk'

Week 5 (Video 4): Adjacent Consonants 'st'



The Alphablocks Stage 1 videos will support your child to blend successfully. We have put a couple underneath that would be useful.



The resources below will help develop your child's reading skills.


Phonics Play details are:

Username: march20

Password: home



This week's challenge is to create a 'thank you' card or poster for our Key Workers. Below are some ideas to get you started.





A little reminder that we encourage children to 'have a go' and 'use their phonics' when writing. We want children to develop a natural love of writing and the confidence to write independently. Writing for a purpose helps children and this can be done with labels, lists, cards etc. The sound mats below will also help children with their writing. 


The Worrysaurus

Enjoy listening to Miss Stansfield read 'The Worrysaurus'.

Creative activity


This week we thought it would be nice for you to create a 'Worry Monster'. The 'Worry Monster' is a way for your child to express their worries. They may want to write them down or ask you to write them down. These 'Worry Monsters' can then read the worries and gobble them up. We would love to see your ideas.


Below are some examples of Worry Monsters.





Lego Rhythms 1

If you have Lego at home- why don't you challenge yourself to join in with this Lego rhythm video?

Additional Resources