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Monday 1st June

Good morning Reception!  I hope that you had a lovely week off and that you all had a big rest.


I will be moving us on with phonics this half term but as I am not with you I don’t know who needs to go over learning that we have done and who is ready for moving on, so I want you to be able to choose.  I will continue to plan for Mrs Carr's/Mrs Brennan’s group and also for Mrs Balmer's/Miss Hathaway’s group but I will also add some recap activities that you can choose from instead.

Mrs Balmer/Miss Hathaway’s phonics group work will be similar to what was set for Mrs Carr/Mrs Brennan’s group in Spring as we will be moving onto Phase 4.  This will also be true for some elements of number/shape space and measure as we move onto the next steps.



To start:  Please go through your reading word and phoneme packs-have you forgotten any?

Our topic continues to be Under the Sea and how this compares to our habitat.  I thought that this week we could look at what actually lives in the sea.  See below for a link Cbeebies IPlayer for Andy’s Fish Fiesta rap on cbeebies.

I thought that you could all have a try at writing a list of things that live in the sea using your phonic spelling skills today.  It will give you a chance to recap over your phonemes-please use your phoneme board to help you.  Any that you have forgotten could be added to your phoneme box for daily recapping.  Grown-ups: your child’s spellings will be very phonetic so ‘seaweed’ may be spelt ‘seeweed’ and ‘whale’ maybe ‘wail’.  It is good enough that they are choosing the correct phoneme and using it to spell but if you do wish to look at some common creatures and their correct spelling then this is ok too.



Please follow the link for Cbeebies Iplayer Numberblocks number 19

We have nearly got up to 20!


Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s:  I have attached a number 19 formation sheet for you to practise your formation.  I would also like you to revise counting out 19 objects from a group and also counting a set of objects given to you be your grown up (up to 19 objects). 

Extension: You could explore you add sums within 19 if you wish and look at what groups you can make within 19.  Is it an odd or even number? How do you know? How many groups of 10 are in 19?


Mrs Balmer’s/Mrs Hathaway’s:  Please practise the formation of 9 in your number booklet or using paint, chalk or felt tips-remember to start at the top, go round the head, back up to the top and then down the body-like a back to front ‘p’. 

Then see is you can find 19 on your number line.  What is 1 more than 19?  What is 1 less than 19?  Where will it go in your number line?  Can you count up to 19 from different numbers?  Can you count back from 19 to 0?


I hope that you have a lovely day,  Mrs Balmer😊