Week Beginning 15.06.20 – Grandad’s Island

Dear children and families, We hope you thoroughly enjoyed learning about ‘The Colour Monster’ last week – it was fantastic to see so many children excited about how...


Dear children and families,

We hope you thoroughly enjoyed learning about ‘The Colour Monster’ last week – it was fantastic to see so many children excited about how we can match our feelings to certain colours. Did you have a go at painting or drawing an emotion picture? Thank you to all parents that have uploaded some work onto Tapestry, it has been wonderful to keep in touch with all the children still at home. Well done to all we are super proud of you all!

This week we shall be focusing on the story: Grandad’s Island. Please click the picture below to access a preview!

Please find below this week’s home learning videos and additional links.


English Video: Handwriting: Practicising our letter formations – the children will be shown how to form each letter correctly using the mnemonics.

Reading Challenge: Please login into your GetEpic account to enjoy the assigned book  ‘F is for Feelings’. https://www.getepic.com/app/read/68924

Math: How many? https://nrich.maths.org/14404

Additional Links:

Letter formation: A-Z https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijd45Qddxfo

Complete a Rainbow Challenge



English: Group Learning Video: Ms B reads the wonderful story: Grandad’s Island. Task:

  1. Discuss the story with your grown ups – did you have any questions about this story?
  2. To create your own memory suitcase containing special things to help you remember someone special to you or someone you have not seen for a very long time. It could be a picture you share together, an item of clothing or toy they brought you, something you enjoy doing with them. Ms B shares her own basket. I wonder what she places in her memory suitcase.

Spelling Challenge: Phase 3 digraphs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNcBWSBxSp0

Math: Unlock challenge: Ladybird Spots https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

Additional Links:

English: Listen to ‘Grandads Island’ by B Davies  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9_KC3s3lRw

Art: Draw the characters from this week’s Focus Book  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWBbnDSbsFk

Complete a Rainbow Challenge



English: How blend Phase 3 Sounds:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FqZ3ogyMGc

Reading Challenge: Let’s Bee Friends https://www.getepic.com/app/read/5418

Math: Compilation Session 1: Length Video. Please revisit the maths video on length. 

Complete a Rainbow Challenge



Maths Video: Estimation: Today the children will be introduced to the concept of ‘estimating’. Learning Task: To create your own estimation station.

English: Make a sentence https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/sentence-substitution-ph3

Reading Challenge: Please login into your GetEpic or Bug Club accounts to read for pleasure

Mystery Reader Video: Please enjoy a story read by one of your lovely teachers!

Additional Links:

Estimation Station: https://nrich.maths.org/13339

Complete a Rainbow Challenge



Class Teacher Welcome and Reading a Story Video or Virtual Family Friday.

Math: Unlock Challenge: Counting https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

English: Phonics Compilation Session 3 Video: A review of the tricky trolls words we have learnt so far.


Other Information:

This week’s rainbow challenges: Rainbow Challenge Signs here

If your child is currently attending school please could you either send a picture of your child’s favourite toy into school with or you may wish to upload this picture onto Tapestry – we need these for our art project that we are completing this week. 

Thank you to all families that participated in our first ever Virtual Family Friday – it was so lovely to see so many of your wonderful faces once again.

We hope you manage to have a wonderful and restful weekend

The Reception Team.