Deanesfield Primary School

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Week 2 - Week Beginning 30th March 2020

Reception Home Learning - Week 2 (30th March - 3rd April)


Hi Reception! We are all missing you lots but hope that you are having lots of fun at home whilst you are learning, playing and relaxing! Below there are many activities for you all to try this week as well as a suggested structured timetable. How many of the Bingo challenges will you be able to work through? There are also some extra activity ideas attached below the timetable if needed.

Your most important task for the week is to try to complete at least 5 acts of kindness. This can include laying the table for dinner, making someone in your family’s bed for them, tidying your room or even making someone laugh!

We cannot wait to hear all about your week!

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


Make some number cards with the numbers 0 – 10. Choose two cards and add them together. What can you use to help you?

Play the phase 3 Jolly Phonics song. Can you rainbow write each of the sounds using different coloured pens or pencils?

Can you make a repeating pattern with colours? Now try it with small toys or leaves and twigs or by sticking shapes on long pieces of paper. Can you use 3 different objects in your pattern?

Outside learning…

Do an observational drawing of a plant or tree. What will you use: pencils, paints, crayons?

Play a game of Simon Says with someone in your house. Remember to use the positional language star words e.g. up, down, under, above etc.

Put any number of objects in a jar or cup. You and the people in your house must estimate how many there are and then count to check. Who was closest? Try it again with different objects.

Draw and label a map for a magical kingdom. What will you include? Will there be a castle or maybe even a monster swamp?

he, she, we, me, be, my, was, they, her, all, are, you

Practice writing your tricky words in flour, salt, foam or using water and paintbrushes on the floor outside.


Put some water in a bottle. How can you freeze the water? Can you turn it into a liquid again? What changes have happened?

Complete a yoga session following a routine from YouTube. Search Cosmic Kids.

Play the phase 2 Jolly Phonics song. Can you write a word that starts with each of the sounds?

Make up a dance routine to your favourite song. Can you teach it to someone else in your family?

Finish this sentence.


The green alien…

Show Time!

Read one of your school reading books to someone in your house then act out the story using sock puppets.

Exercise Time! Complete a Joe Wicks Workout, which can be found on Joe Wicks YouTube channel.

Help an adult make your lunch- can you give instructions to make a sandwich?


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.

  • Choose a sound from the video above and write as many words that you can think of with that sound in.
  • Practice writing and reading your tricky words: I, to, into, the, go, no, he, she, we, me, be, my, was, they, her, all, are, you.
  • Write silly sentences using your tricky words.
  • Watch Phase 2 Tricky Words:

  • Watch Phase 3 Tricky Words:



Maths Activities:

  • Use different objects at home to make repeating patterns e.g. coin, pencil, coin, pencil.
  • How many different ways can you make 10? Use ten objects to help you e.g. 10 coins or 10 pieces of Lego and split them into two groups.
  • Ask your grown up to give you addition and subtraction number sentences up to 20. What can you use to help you? E.g. objects such as counters or buttons or a number line.
  • Choose a number between 1 and 20 – how many different ways can you represent it? E.g. using objects from around your house like coins, drawing a picture or using your fingers.
  • Look around your home what different 2D and 3D shapes can you find?
  • Can you make a picture using 2D shapes?
  • Rainbow write your numbers to 20 using different coloured pens or pencils.
  • Play some number board games like Snakes and Ladders and Ludo.
  • Can you compare the weight or objects around your house? Can you put them in order from the lightest to heaviest?
  • Can you order your favourite toys from the tallest to the shortest?
  • Set up a little obstacle course and direct a member of your family around it.
  • 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:

  • Look outside to see signs of spring – do an observational drawing of your favourite flower, tree, animal or anything else you might see.
  • Have a walk in your garden – what minibeasts can you see?
  • Help your grown-ups at home to make a yummy lunch for your family – remember to wash your hands first.
  • Put on a sock puppet show for your family.
  • We have learnt about maps and going on a journey – draw a map to show your route to school. How about your route to the park or to the shops?
  • Make up a song about keeping your hands clean and staying healthy.
  • Use junk modelling to make an animal that lives in the farm linked to the story ‘Little Red Hen’.
  • Collect some leaves and do some leaf rubbings using crayons.



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 kids workouts: