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Week 13 - Week Beginning 6th July 2020

Reception Home Learning - Week 13 (6th - 10th July)


Hi Reception! This is the second space themed week and we have got lots more exciting and fun space based home challenges for you to try! What new information will you learn about space this week?


Remember to email pictures of your space-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?

1. Mix the cornflour and baby oil in the box. Then smooth it out to make a level surface.

2 . Look at pictures of the moon. Can you see all the dark craters? They are made when rocks crash into the moon.

3. Explain to the children that they will be making their own craters. Ask the children to stand by the box and drop the pebbles, one by one, into the flour.

4. Experiment with different sizes of pebble and different heights of drop.



How will you use these materials to make a rocket?

Write a list of 10 items you would take with you to space in your rocket.


Remember to use your phonics sound mat to help you and your robot arms to sound out each word.

Write down as many words as you can in 3 minutes.


Try again another day to see if you can beat your score?

Design your own planet. Draw a picture of it and think about what shape and colours it might be. What would you call it? Use your phonics sounds to write the name of the planet. Write down some exciting adjectives to describe your planet.



Watch or read Aliens Love Underpants. Pick out your favourite alien and describe it using as many WOW words as you can. Remember you must always have a capital letter at the start of your sentence and a full stop at the end.


Flying Alien

1. Draw an alien face on the balloons using marker pens.

2 Blow up the balloons but do not tie them.

3. Attach some toilet roll to the thinner end of the balloon using sticky tape.

4. Let go of the balloon and watch the alien whizz around the room.


What is inside the balloon?

When you are ready, let go of your alien.

What is leaving the balloon when you let go of the end?

Why does your alien fly across the room?

Aliens eat very strange things! Can you find some objects around your house that these aliens would like to eat?

“I only eat round objects.”

“I only eat objects with straight edges.”

“I only eat objects that are smaller than a pen.”

“I only eat objects that are the shape of a cube.”

“I only eat objects that are the shape of a sphere.”



Fold your page in half. On one side write even and on the other write odd. On the even side only draw aliens with an even amount of legs and on the odd side only draw aliens with an odd amount of legs.

For an activity related to stars in space, take some cheap hair gel or soap and mix in sequins. The children then have to retrieve the stars with tweezers. This is great for fine motor skills!



Watch Aliens Love Underpants. Was taking the underpants a kind thing for the aliens to do? Fold your page into 2, on one side draw a happy face and on the other draw a sad face. Make a poster for the aliens teaching them what they can do to make people feel happy and what will make them feel sad. You can either draw or write your ideas.



Draw a space scene with planets, stars and maybe even a space ship. Draw an alien on a separate piece of paper and cut it out. Follow the instructions that your adult gives you about where to put the alien e.g. put the alien on top of the planet. Why not try swapping roles? Use these star words to help you: inside, below, above, next to, under, left and right. /cbeebies /watch/tim-peake-miss-mouse cbeebies/watch /stargazing-bluepeter-astronaut


Watch these videos about astronauts. Would you like to be an astronaut and why?


Based on the book Aliens Love Underpants create your own silly alien obstical course. It could go something like this…

1. Move like an alien for 10 seconds.

2. Do 5 star jumps.

3. Do 5 squats.

4. Put on as many underpants as you can in 30 seconds.


Race against other people in your house hold.



 A cosmic kids space adventure!

Mike and Muttnik on The Moon.

Solve these addition and subtraction number sentences by using a number line to hop forwards or backwards.

7+3=        6-5= 10+8=     1+12= 13-9=     20-11= 18+2=        5-5=




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 / Writing Activities:

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

  • Draw 2 aliens Obb and Bob. Obb likes to eat fake words and Bob likes to eat real words. Read these words and give the words to the correct alien: zop, peem, night, quoom, year, top, blit, moon, car, forb, horn.
  • Watch Phase 2 Tricky Words:

  • Watch Phase 3 Tricky Words:

  • Write each of these words on a big piece of paper or on the back of wrapping paper: he, she, we, me, be, my, was, they, her, all, are, you. Once your adult says one of the tricky words, find it and circle it as quickly as you can on your wordsearch.
  • Watch Whatever Next. Act out the story using a cardboard box, wellies, colander, some snacks and a little teddy bear. Write a short story about an adventure you would go on with an alien. /watch?v=Nn73STXrPP0

  • Plan a tea party on the moon for the aliens. You could draw pictures of the food you want at the party. Think about what kind of food an alien might like - star biscuits, rocket jelly or moon cheese balls, the possibilities are endless! Why not try making one of your ideas and writing instructions for your recipe?
  • Create an account and read lots of fun phase 2 and 3 books online for free! 

Username: march20 Password: home



Maths Activities:

  • Create your own alien using 2D shapes:

  • 10 little aliens went flying one night until 6 flew away - how many are left? You could draw a picture or use a number line to help you work out the answer! Write the corresponding number sentence. Try again with a different amount of aliens flying away.
  • Label one container as the number 5, one as 3 and one as 7. Make 2 moon rocks by scrunching up some tin foil. Throw the moon rocks into the containers and add the numbers together depending on which container they land in using a number line. Try again with different numbers.
  • Make 20 moon rocks by scrunching up tin foil. Pick up 2 handfuls of moon rocks and add the amounts together on a number line. Write the matching number sentences.
  • Complete these subtraction number sentences using a number line:

10 – 8 =     15 – 6 =     17 – 9 =     12 – 3 =     9 – 9 =     11 – 7 =

  • Put 8 aliens on 2 planets. How many different ways is there to do this? Draw pictures and write the matching number sentences.
  • Top Marks Maths Games:



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:

  •  Rocket on a string - Make a simple cardboard tube rocket with a deflated balloon taped to it, thread a string through the tube and ask two people to hold either end. Then ask an adult to blow up the balloon and release it. How far will your rocket travel?
  •  Go outside when it is dark or look out the window and talk about what you can see. Can you count the stars? Can you find the moon? Does the sky change from one night to the next?
  •  Imagine that you have just met an alien. You must tell the alien all about yourself. Tell the alien about things which you like doing and things which you are good at.
  •  1. Paint the front of one paper plate black. 2 Cut out the centre circle from the second paper plate and cover it with strips of silver foil. 3. Now create some space themed objects for your porthole! Using scissors, cut them out and use PVA glue to stick them towards the middle of the black plate.4. Spread PVA glue around the underside of the silver ring, then stick this down onto the black paper plate.



PE & Mindfulness Useful Website Links:

  • Aliens on the loose: Think of strange ways to move as aliens. Think about rhythm, hopping, twisting, jumping or sliding. Maybe move on different pathways, winding, zigzag, spinning and straight.


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


  • Joe Wicks 5 min kid's workouts:



  • Real PE: 

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Parent email:  

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