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Thursday, 18th June

Good morning Reception, can you believe that it is Thursday already?  I hope that you have had a good week so far. Today I thought that you could create some sea creatures for your aquarium.   You can make these by drawing them on paper, decorating them, then cut them out.  Or you could make them out of junk modelling such as a jelly fish using a decorated yogurt pot and attach some tentacles. You can then attach these to the top of the inside of your box using cotton or wool so that they dangle down and look like they are swimming. 


Reading: If you are stuck on books to read there is a link at the bottom of the Home Learning page on the Greenmount website there is a link to Oxford Owl where you can access lots of free e-books for your child.  Please look on the back of their current reading book to see which colour band level they are on and this will help you to choose books of the appropriate level.


Phonics:  Please go through your phoneme flashcards and your reading words.

Spelling:  Please check if you know your spellings by having a go at writing them down or saying them out loud when they are read out to you.  If you know them then choose 5 new words from the list and choose an activity to learn them.  If you need more practise, then please choose a spelling activity that you enjoy and revise them some more.


Mrs Balmer’s/Miss Hathaway’s:  Today I thought that we could do a little bit of rhyming.

  • Can you think of any words that rhyme with ‘fish’? 
  • Can you think of any words that rhyme with ‘shark’?
  • Can you think of any words that rhyme with ‘sea’?

You could write your fish rhyming words on the back of your fish in your aquarium.


Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s: Today I thought that we could do a little bit of rhyming too using some other end blends.  You could play rhyming catch, where you have to say a rhyming word as you pass the ball, then the person who catches it says a rhyming word back.  You might need to use a few nonsense words as these end blends are not very easy to rhyme with!

  • mp-jump/lamp
  • xt- next
  • sk – ask/desk
  • nk – think
  • nch - lunch


Alternative Phase 3 activity:  Below is the link to BBC Bitesize for little cartoons for the different Phase 3 phonemes (sounds) should you want to recap the sounds that they make.  There are also little games after each video.



Mrs Balmer’s/Miss Hathaway’s:  Today I thought that you could revise your doubles so that you can learn them off by heart.  Using number cards 1-5, can you play snap, but when you get two numbers the same can you say what their double is as well as shouting snap?  So, if you get 2 twos shout snap and then say 2 and 2 is 4.  If you are unsure on what the double is then use your fingers to work it out with your grown up.


Mrs Carr’s/Mrs Brennan’s:  Let’s explore 9 today.  Do you have any packs of playing cards at home?  Using the cards for 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and Ace for 1 can you find all of the number bonds that make 9?  If you don’t have any playing cards you could have a go at making your own drawing different fish on each one to represent the number and then pair them up to make 9.


As always, take care, Mrs Balmer