Deanesfield Primary School

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Week 4 - Week Beginning 27th April 2020

Reception Home Learning - Week 4 (27th April - 1st May)


Hi Reception! Everyone from the Reception team is missing you lots and lots and we hope that you are having fun with your families and are enjoying the learning challenges that we have set out for you!


Take a look at our videos on our school YouTube channel (scroll down to the link at the bottom of this page). Did you watch the video we made all about trying to make you laugh? We would love you to put on a joke show for your family and try to make them laugh!


We cannot wait to hear all about your week!

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


Banana Challenge!

Everyone in the family to have a banana. The challenge is to see who can cut their banana into the most pieces. Aside from counting and comparing numbers, fine motor skills will also be developed.

Can you spell out any of the pictures? Can you underline any sounds made up of 2 or 3 letters?





Explore finding half by cutting fruit and vegetables into 2 equal pieces. You can choose to eat... or print. Dip the halves into paint and start printing. Can you create a pattern?

Collect twigs and resources when on your walk or form your garden to make a mini-beast house for all the bugs either in your garden or in a green space nearby.

Practise writing your numbers from 0 - 20 in the right direction in flour, salt, sugar, glitter or soap.

6 – 3 =

7 – 4 =

5 – 2 =

1 – 0 =

10 – 6 =

Work out these subtraction number sentences using drawings or objects to help you e.g. drawing 6 circles then crossing out 3 to find your answer.

Rhyming Rap Battle!

How many words can you rhyme with these words?







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

Cut out 24 small cards out of paper. Write each tricky word twice on separate cards to create a set of Snap cards. The aim is to find a matching pair.

Practise learning a new skill. This could be folding clothes, doing up buttons, zipping up a hooded top or making your bed.

Animal Antics!

Use your body to pretend to be different animals: Snake: slither across the floor. Butterfly: flutter around the room.

Play the Phase 3 Jolly Phonics song on YouTube. Think of a word for each sound and put it into a silly sentence.

Lucky Dip!

Put some pasta shells in a bowl. Pick up some pasta shells in each hand. Count how many you have picked up in each hand and add them together. Can you write it down as a number sentence? 

Draw a picture of your favourite book or film character. Write 3 sentences to describe them. Try to use as many WOW words as you can! Make a reading den using Mr Hull’s video on our school’s YouTube channel to help you. How many books will you read there this week? Learn three new jokes and share them with the people who live with you. Get a large container and fill it with water. Collect different objects from around your house. Do you think that they will sink or float? Test it!

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.

  • Rainbow write each of the sounds shown in the videos above using different coloured pens or pencils.
  • Watch Phase 2 Tricky Words:

  • Watch Phase 3 Tricky Words:

  • Write a silly sentence including your tricky words: I, to, into, the, go, no, he, she, we, me, be, my, was, they, her, all, are, you. E.g. The hen went to the shop.
  • Play schools and read your favourite book to your toys.
  • Read your favourite storybook. Can you describe your favourite character or write some sentences to explain what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story?
  • Write a story about a superhero, the Gruffalo and a mouse.
  • Help to write your weekly shopping list.
  • Play phase 2 or 3 game on Phonics Play :     

Username: march20 Password: home



Maths Activities:

  • Describe the different volumes of water in a cup using these star words: empty, nearly empty, half full, nearly full, and full.
  • Compare the capacity of different containers in your home. Which can hold the most/ least water? How many cups of water will it take to fill up each container?
  • 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.
  • Make a lucky dip by writing numbers from 0 – 10 on small pieces of paper. Pick two numbers each time and add them together. What will you use to help you? A number line? Drawings? Small objects?
  • Make as many different 2D shapes as you can using straws, toothpicks, string, cotton buds etc. How many edges and corners do each of the shapes have? Are the edges curved or straight?
  • Go on a shape hunt around your home. What objects can you find that are a circle, triangle or rectangle?
  • On your next walk, collect as many sticks as you can. When your back home, order them from tallest to shortest.
  • Order your toys from lightest to heaviest.
  • Put some food items in a bowl e.g. food or popcorn, pick out two handfuls and compare the amounts which group has more and which group has less.
  • 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:

  • Create a yummy lunch for an indoor picnic with your favourite toys.
  • Recycling Challenge! With an adult, look through your recycling bin for some clean items. What can you make with them?
  • Look up a playdough recipe. With a grown-up, collect the ingredients and make some playdough.
  • Create an orchestra using household objects.
  • Go on a mini beast hunt in the garden.
  • Find out how to make paper aeroplanes. Try some different designs. Which one goes the furthest?
  • Make Your Own Phone. Find some yoghurt pots and string. Make your own telephone by asking an adult to make holes in the bottom of the yoghurt pots and thread the string through. Send a message down the phone to someone in another room.
  • Make a Musical Instrument. Fill a clean, empty yoghurt pot with dried beans and stick a piece of paper to the top. You have made a shaker.



PE & Mindfulness Useful Website Links:

  • Joe Wicks YouTube channel: Complete his daily children’s home work outs at 9.00am each day.


  • Joe Wicks 5 min kids workouts:



  • Animal Antics: 

Use your body to pretend to be different animals: Snake: slither across the floor. Butterfly: flutter around the room. Elephant: stomp with both feet. Kangaroo: bounce around. Frog: hop like a frog. Flamingo: stand still on one leg.


  • Real PE: 

The website address is

Parent email:  

Password: deanesfiel


Video Messages from your Teachers!


Click on the link below to go to our Deanesfield YouTube channel, where you can see weekly videos from your teachers, as well as exciting activities and challenges from school staff that you can try whilst you're at home.


Don't forget, you can subscribe to channel to get alerts whenever new videos are uploaded.