Reception home learning Friday 29th January

Hello everyone

It’s Friday – the end of our school week.  Well done everyone as we are now halfway through this term.  We didn’t think we would be doing this so thank you to everyone who is supporting their child’s learning at home.  As mentioned on the blog on Friday please could you let us know what is working well in terms of what we are putting on the blog, so we could do more of that, what doesn’t work so well and if there is anything new that you think we could do to support you.  Please e-mail us at

We have spent the week learning about William Shakespeare so hopefully the children know a little bit about him now and we will look at or books together when we are back in school.  Next week we will start to learn a little bit about one of his plays – A Midsummer’s Night Dream.  And we will be meeting one of the fairies – Puck with the King of the fairies Oberon.  Here’s a preview….

By now you will know that we try to learn the Rocket Words on a Friday.  Here is a link to a previous post that has us teaching rockets 1-4.  Please work at the level your child is at and then watch the video below for a Rocket Word Challenge!!


William Shakespeare was a poet – which mean that he writes poems.  Some of his poems rhyme and some do not.  Listen to this one and try to see if you can hear any rhyming words – that is words that sound the same at the end.  Then I would like you to write out some words that rhyme – you can do your own or us the words that I give you in this clip.  The poem is called A Fairy Song.

A Fairy Song
by William Shakespeare

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.

Understanding the World

Did you notice the word orb in the poem?  This is another word for a sphere (the name of a shape that looks like a ball).  The fairies have been doing their magic in the cold gardens this week – look what they have been doing to this orb.


We haven’t done yoga for a while so here is a fairy one.  Can you see all the fairies flying in the forest?  They look like little drops of light.  Next week we are going to go into the forest where A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set.  Don’t forget that if you prefer you can login to Jasmine for the PE sessions too.


Starter – please choose the last activity on this page – Adding more


Another chance to count on up a number track.

Mr Wilson’s Challenge

Mr Wilson is going to be setting a whole school challenge every Friday.  Today’s is to think about your favourite toy and tell your grown ups why it is your favourite.  After that, ask your grown ups which toy they liked the best when they were little and why.


We hope that you all have a lovely weekend with your families, so to end our week a lovely story read by Mrs Cieslik about special family times.

Well done everyone and thank you to all parents and carers who login to the zooms and keep us updated on Tapestry.  We hope you have a very restful weekend.

The Reception Team

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