Reception Home Learning – Friday 24th April

It’s Friday!  I hope you have all had a great week.  Did you enjoy reading a book every day?  Well done to all the children who have been in touch with us and received their certificates – you should be very proud of yourselves.  Here’s today’s jobs:


So yesterday I showed you a picture of the blue eggs in my bird box.  Did you guess what bird they belong to?  It was a great guess from Zanti suggesting starlings but they are a robin’s eggs.  She has been sitting on her eggs for about a week now so hopefully they will hatch soon.

Here is a video of her inside the box:



This is a robin.  Look at the picture and describe it to your grown ups using exciting words (adjectives) and speak in full sentences.  eg black eye would be The robin has a small, black round eye that looks like a shiny bead.  You could even try to write a sentence about it?



Read – Peg it up

Read: rocket 2 – he, she, me, we, be, put, was.
Write: the, was, to, go, into, we


Show the children igh and tell them that it is 3 letters – 1 sound – I.

Read – High on a hill and get your children to spot all the words with an igh sound in it.

Read: like, you, was, are, because, there, some, come.
Write: like, was, because, come.


Read – Jam Tarts
Read and write Rocket words 3 and 4 – you, they, all, are, my, her, said, have, like, so, do, some, come.


Warm up – count from 1 to 22 and then back from 22 to 1

Main – have 12 small items and 4 plates.  Start with 2 plates and share the items between the 2 plates.  How many do they have each?  Now get 3 plates and share them again.  How many do they have now?  Now add in another many how?  What do you notice – what happens when you add more plates.  You can increase the number of plates and number of objects and see what your children notices and if they make any links e.g. 12 items with 2 plates and 12 items with 6 plates.

Expressive Arts and Design

Can you draw a picture of the robin using your observation skills.  Remember look at the picture really closely.  Do not draw a picture of a bird that is in your imagination but draw the one here.  Parents please give your children a small piece of paper and sharp pencil for this.  It is a nice activity to do together – as soon as they start drawing something that is not there stop and ask them to show you it in the picture and make sure that they pay attention to details e.g. the shape of it’s beak, the size of it’s eye, where it’s red breast is located.  When we do this in class we often get some amazing results from the children who take their time.

Have a lovely weekend everyone



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