Deanesfield Primary School

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Week 10 - Week Beginning 15th June 2020

Reception Home Learning - Week 10 (15th - 19th June)


Hi Reception! This week all of our home learning challenges are based on the theme of under the sea! Try as many of the fun bingo challenges as can!


Remember to email pictures of your under the sea-themed work into so that we can see all of your creative and imaginative hard work! You might even spot some of your in the Friday Flyer!


We are really missing you and cannot wait to hear all about your week!

Bingo Challenge Grid – How many boxes will you cross off this week?

Sea Sensory Bag


Squeeze blue hair gel or blue soap into a sandwich bag. Add in some under the sea plastic animals or cut out your own using craft foam. Close the bag, squeezing out the excess air and seal with duct tape.



Read a story about animals. Look at the animal characters in the story.


Can you think of how they are different to real animals?

Cut out some fish shapes and write a tricky word on each one: he, she, we, me, be, my, was, they, her, all, are, you, I, no, go, into, to, the. Put a paper clip on each fish. Make a fishing rod out of a stick, string and a magnet and go fishing!



Watch the story 'One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab' on YouTube. Stop the story after each page and write the matching number sentence to make each number e.g. the number five is made with the dog’s four feet and a snail so:

4 + 1 = 5.

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Squish the fish yoga adventure! 

There are lots of fish under the sea. How many words can you think of that also have the ‘sh’ diagraph in it just like fish?



Funky Fingers


Make your own octopus by creating 8 paper chains for the legs.




Watch the story One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab on YouTube.

Draw your own animal pictures and write the matching number sentences to add the feet. E.g. 4 + 2 = 6

Hold up five fingers, a giant dotty dice or a large numeral and ask the children to show you that number in different ways. Put out lots of different things which children can use to show the numbers, including countable items like conkers, small world toys, large blocks, dot images like dice and dominoes, things in packs like egg boxes and crayon cartons, number lines and 100 squares. Try again with different numbers.

Water Safety


Talk to a grown up about water safety. Make a poster with your top tips of how to stay safe around water.


Use these videos to help you.



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Set up a pirate shop where pirates are only allowed ten pounds each and all pieces of treasure cost one pound. How much have you spent so far? How much have you got left? How many more do you need to buy to have ten? If you buy those two jewels, how much will you have spent? How much will you have left? How do you know?





Can you put one egg into the bowl of water? What happens? Can you put one egg into the bowl of salt water? What happens?

What other objects can you test?

What happens?

Wishing shell…


Imagine that you have found a magic shell. Draw a picture and write a sentence to tell us what your wish would be.

Race against some one in your house! You will need 2 buckets or large containers each and a sponge each. Fill up one bucket per person and place them at one end of your garden or out door area and the empty bucket at the opposite end. When the time starts the aim is to transfer all of the water from one bucket to the other just using the sponge as quickly as possible! Who will win?

 Draw a picture of a sea creature and find out three facts about it to create a fact file. 



Create an account and read lots of fun phase 2 and 3 books online for free!


Suggested Structured Timetable:

09:30 – 10:00: Phonic Activity from the Bingo Grid or from ideas below.

10:00 – 10:30: Exercise Time

10:30 – 11:00: Free Time

11:00 – 11:30: Maths or English Activity from the Bingo Grid or from ideas below.

11:30 – 13:00: Lunch Time

13:00 – 13:30: Bingo Activity

13:30 – 14:00: Reading Eggs or Mathletics

14:00 – 14:30: Topic Activity from the Bingo Grid or from ideas below.

14:30 – 15:00: Read a storybook, complete a fun craft, or exercise activity.



Phonic Activities:

  • Listen to the phase 2 and 3 jolly phonics songs on YouTube.

  • Write a real or fake word for each of the sounds. Sort them into a treasure chest if they are real and bin if they are fake!
  • Watch Phase 2 Tricky Words:

  • Watch Phase 3 Tricky Words:

  • Write each of these words on the floor outside with chalk: he, she, we, me, be, my, was, they, her, all, are, you. Run from word to word and when your adult says stop, read the word that you land on.
  • Create a phonics sound flower. Write a sound in the centre of the flower and words that contain that sound on each of the petals around it.
  • Write a description of your favourite toy. Remember to use a capital letter at the start of your sentence, finger spaces and a full stop at the end of each sentence.
  • Play phase 2 or 3 game on Phonics Play :     

Username: march20 Password: home



Maths Activities:

  • To practise your doubles to 5, make these doubling hands. Use them to find out what double: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 is.
  • Addition Game!


  • Create your own number bonds to 10 rainbow!

  • Practise your days of the week song. Can you teach it to your toys?
  • Play this fun game to practise one more and one less:



Mathletics & Reading Eggs:

  • Usernames and passwords for both of these websites are found in the front of your child’s orange home challenge book.
  • Mathletics – complete any set activities from your class teacher, and explore the website. How many points will you score this week?
  • Reading Eggs – Continue to complete the lessons on your reading eggs account and try accessing the online library to read different stories.
  • Mathletics website:
  • Reading Eggs website:



Topic Activities:

  • Create your own journey stick on your next walk. Either use a stick and tie different natural objects onto it that you find on your journey with string or use a strip of cardboard and double-sided tape.
  • On your next walk, collect some leaves. Attach some string to a small twig and thread your leaves onto the string. Be careful - it's very tricky!
  • Bird Feeder: Cut and orange in half and scoop it out saving the filling. Make a hole on each side of the orange and thread some twine through. Fill with a mixture of peanut butter, raisins, oats and the orange filling.
  • Make Your Own Small World … Set up an imaginative small world with mini figures, building blocks and your own trees and buildings made from paper and card.
  • Memory Game: Collect ten small objects from around the house and put them on a tray. Ask the other person to look away while you take away one object. When they open their eyes, they guess what is missing.



PE & Mindfulness Useful Website Links:

  • Joe Wicks YouTube channel: Complete his daily children’s home work outs at 9.30am each day.


  • Joe Wicks 5 min kid's workouts:



  • Make up your own dance routine to your favourite song.


  • Search 'Just Dance' on YouTube and pick a dance.


  • Real PE: 

The website address is

Parent email:  

Password: deanesfiel