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Wednesday 13th January

 Wednesday 13th January 

Daily register

Please click on the link below to access the Reception Remote Learning Daily Register.

Answer the register with your child's name. Thank you! 

A message from Miss Hand...

Hi Reception, 

How are you all today? It was lovely to speak to some of you yesterday on the phone. If I couldn't get through to you, I will try again tomorrow or on Thursday. smiley Well done for all your hard work at home and on the blog. Please continue to post on the blog if you are able to. I am loving seeing your photos/videos and messages!

If you need any help with how to post on the blog, please click on this link -

The link will take you to a video which Miss Murphy has created to help with accessing/posting on the blog. 

I hope this helps! smiley

Remember, if at any time you have any queries about the home learning or if you need any support, please send me an email to the address below -


Thank you for all your support,

Miss Hand and Mrs. Barnett 

A reminder of useful games/websites/apps - click on the picture to see more

Numbots - This is a great game online which focuses on basic skills in maths. You should have your log ins at home, but please email me on the address above if you need them again.
ActiveLearn - This website has lots of ebooks for you to read at home. This would be great to use as you don't have your school reading books at the moment! Obviously still continue to read any books that you have at home too. smiley
J2blast - This is a spelling game that you can find on BGFL - there isn't a link to this, just find the app on BGFL. Each week I will post a new set of spellings for you to practise spelling. You can of course play the games as much as you want to and you may want to learn additional words!

Teach your monster how to read - If you haven't already downloaded this app, it's a great one to help with phonics at home. Lots of games to play to help learn the phonic sounds.

The website/computer version is free!

Morning routine

We always start our morning by talking about the date and weather. We sing the days of the week song and we discuss the date - what day was it yesterday, what day is it today...tomorrow? If yesterday was the 12th, what is today? What is one more than 12... Perhaps you can talk about the date and weather at home. There is a youtube link of the days of the week song below.

Days of the Week song

Basic skills

1. Handwriting - I wonder if you can practise writing this sentence - The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (document below). It uses all the letters in the alphabet, so it is really useful!


2. Have a look at the 'I can see document' below. Take a look at Day 3

I wonder if you can write something about this picture? I wonder if you can think of your own sentence or perhaps you could write another ‘I can see’ sentence. I can see... It is up to you! If this is a bit tricky, you could have a go at writing some sounds/words.


3. Word of the day - Take a look at the document of slides below. Take a look at Day 3 and complete the activity!

Collective Worship

Please click on the document below to see this week's Collective Worship. Please look at Wednesday -

1.) Daily devotion. 2.) I wonder question.


Today we are continuing our new story of The Gingerbread Man.

I have added the story powerpoint below and all the other resources you will need in one document.

Today I would like you to read the story and then have a go at matching the word or sentence to the picture. If the word is tricky, have a look at the initial (first) sound in the word. You also have a story word mat which can support you. You don't need to do them all, just do as many as you can. smiley

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 Snack time and this week's Nursery rhyme...

Little Boy Blue

Maths - Composition of numbers to 5 (3 groups)

This week we are continuing to look at the composition of 5. There will be a small activity each day. 

Take a look at the lesson resources below.

1.) Link to lesson video - Alive in 5! Week 2 - Session 3 - Composition of numbers to 5 (3 groups)

2.) Powerpoint slides (in video).

3.) Lesson activity card.

Phonics - oo as in book

We will practise our new sound 'oo' today.

In phonics, we do the following things:

1. Sing the alphabet song (the video below is slightly different to the one we sing at school, but the children know it).

2. Practise all of the sounds that we have learned so far.

3. Practise reading words with the previous sound in.

4. Watch a video of our new sound.

5. Practise writing the new sound (pre-cursive letter formation).

6a. Practise reading words with our new sound in. We segment the sounds and blend them together to say/read the word, e.g. the word -  cat - segment ---> c-a-t - blend ---> cat!

6b. Practise writing words with the new sound in.

1. Alphabet Phonics Song

2. Practise all of the sounds that we have learned so far.

3. Practise reading words with the previous sound in.

4. Watch a video of our new sound - oo as in book

5. Practise writing the new sound (pre-cursive letter formation) - oo

6a/6b. Practise reading and writing words with our new sound in.

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 Lunch time 

Little Big Maths

Please take a look at this week's Little Big Maths powerpoint (resource below). These are basic skills to practise throughout the week.


Today I would like you to take a look at the document of slides below and have a go at the sketching activity if you are able to. Today's lesson is all about sculptures in Birmingham where we live. I wonder if you recognise any of them. smiley

End of the day story

Today's end of the day story - The Very Hungry Caterpillar! I hope you enjoy it! 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar