Deanesfield Primary School

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Week 8 - Week Beginning 1st June 2020

Reception Home Learning - Week 8 (1st - 5th June)


Hi Reception! We hope that you all had a lovely half term last week and that you are having a great time completing all of your home learning activities and challenges that we have set.


This week we are basing our learning on pirates.

Why not try dressing up as a pirate, make up your very own pirate name and try some of the pirate challenges from the bingo sheet below. Email pictures of your pirate-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?


What will you use to make your pirate ship?

3D Shape Hunt


Go on a 3D shape hunt around your house. Ask your adult if you can use a tablet or borrow their phone to make video showing all the objects you have found and explaining which 3D shape each one is.

Write these tricky words on the back of wrapping paper: he, she, we, me, be, my, was, they, her, all, are, you, I, no, go, into, to, the.


When your adult says a tricky word find it as quickly as you can and circle it.



Pirates always hide their treasure. Pretend you’ve hidden some treasure in your garden or house. Draw a treasure map and put an X marks the spot where you have hidden your treasure.




Doubling Lucky Dip


Write the numbers 1-5 on small pieces of paper and put them in a cup. Pick out a number and double it. Use small objects (Lego, pasta shells) to support you. Can you write down the matching number sentences as you go?  

Use some old boxes, packaging and other materials to make a pirate accessory. It could be a treasure chest, a telescope, a sword or even a parrot.


Buried Treasure


Write out these words on small pieces of paper. ring, toop, that, righ, chell, chip, shoof, reng, shell, shock Sound out and blend these words. If its real put in your treasure chest (cardboard box/ tuber wear) and if its fake put it in the bin.

Make up actions for each of these commands:


- Climb the rigging

- Scrub the decks

- Walk the plank

- Captain's coming

- To the island 


When your adults shouts out on of these commands do the action as quickly as you can!


Read a Story Book


Can you use a different voice for each of the characters in the story?

Addition Treasure Chest


Put some small objects (pasta shells/ coins) in a treasure chest (cardboard box/ tuber wear). Pick out 2 handfuls and add the amounts together using a number line. 

Can you write down each of the number sentences?


1 Minute Challenge


- Jump up and down like a kangaroo.

- Do star jumps.

- Run on the spot.

- Stretch high, then touch your toes.

- Jump up and down like a frog.

Pirate Density Investigation


Half fill your container with water, then add some oil. 

Carefully drop different objects into the container and see what happens.


Pirates aren’t always kind to each other. Can you write some tips to help them be better friends? 

Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Design your very own flag for your pirate ship. What will you use? Paint? Felt tips? Colouring pencils?

Wanted Poster


Draw a picture of a cheeky pirate. 

Describe what your pirate looks like using as many WOW words as you can. Can you use the word ‘and’ to extend your sentence and add extra detail? 

Draw a number line from 0 – 20 using chalk outside or on the back of a long piece of wrapping paper. Solve these subtraction equation by hopping back on your number line.


10 - 4 =       14 - 7 =   17 - 7 =       8 - 4 =

9 - 2 =       15 - 15 = 

12 - 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 Activities:

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

  • Write a word containing each of the sounds.
  • Watch Phase 2 Tricky Words:

  • Watch Phase 3 Tricky Words:

  • Write each of these words on pieces of paper or paper plates: he, she, we, me, be, my, was, they, her, all, are, you. Throw a ball and read out the tricky word on the paper or plate it lands on.
  • Finish these sentences... Can you use WOW words or extend your sentence using the word and ? I can see... The happy cat... The frog has... The mum is at the ....
  • Write a sentence in your diary each day to explain what you have done. Remember to use finger spaces, a capital letter at the start of your sentence and a full stop at the end.
  • Play phase 2 or 3 game on Phonics Play :     

Username: march20 Password: home



Maths Activities:

  • Draw a number line to 20 using chalk outside or on the back of a long piece of wrapping paper. Choose a number from the number line. Find the number that is one more than your chosen number and perform that many jumps, as quickly as you can, try again with one less!
  • Roll 1 or 2 dice and count the number of dots that they land on. Make a pile of objects that is one more and another that is one less than the number shown. You could use cereal, Lego or grapes.
  • Make some shape cards and put them around the room. Listen to your adult's instructions:e.g. find the shape that has 3 sides, find the shape that has no corners and one curved side etc.
  • Using a large container of water or your bath, fill up a plastic bottle to these different volumes: full, nearly full, half empty, nearly empty and empty.
  • Write the numbers 0 - 20 on small pieces of paper and spread them out on the floor. How quickly can you put them in order?
  • Write the numbers 0 - 10 on small pieces of paper to make a lucky dip. Pick 2 numbers and subtract the smaller number from the bigger number using a number line for support.
  • Solve these number sentences by hopping back on a number line. You can make your number line using chalk on the floor outside or on the back of long pieces of wrapping paper:

10 + 6 =     6 + 3 =     7 + 2 =     11 + 5 =     15 + 7 =     17 + 7 =     10 + 10 =     2 _ 0 =     19 + 2 =

  • 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:

  • Practise learning a new skill. This could be folding clothes, doing up buttons, zipping up a hooded top or making your bed.
  • Find objects around your house that are made from these materials: wood, plastic, fabric, metal, paper.
  • When you are playing outside, look at your shadow. Is it as big as you or smaller? Is it always the same size? Does it always follow you or does it sometimes move in front of you?
  • Talk to an adult at home about how to stay safe in the sun. Can you make a poster with some top tips for staying in the sun?
  • When it is hot, it is nice to cool down with our drink with ice cubes in them. Make some ice cubes at home; you could draw some pictures to show how you did it.
  • Draw a picture of somewhere that you would like to go on holiday. Use your imagination... it could be anywhere, real or imaginary!



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:



  • Create an obstacle course for you to complete.


  • Ball Skills:
    • Can you practise kicking the ball?
    • Can you practise rolling the ball?
    • Can you practise throwing the ball?
    • Can you practise catching the ball?
    • Can you practise bouncing the ball?


  • Real PE: 

The website address is

Parent email:  

Password: deanesfiel