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Hello Receptionlaugh
Today is Thursday 7th May 2020.
What is the weather like today?
Here are today's busy work activities, good luckyes.

Phonics Time
If your child is confident recognising all of the set 1 sounds, and can read words such as ship, king, bat, and clap, without any support, then click here to learn the set 2 sounds.

Can you say these sounds?

 r   j   v   y   w   th   z 

Now, in your busy work books, practice writing the following letters:
Remember to use the rhymes to help you.

If you have a printer at home, you can print out the above worksheets, by clicking on the links at the bottom of this pageyes.


mailParents: Ask your child to write the following words in their busy work books.
Boys and girls, remember to use your 'Fred Fingers' to help you.


Words to write: pip, lap, snack, sing, pink.
As a challenge, your child could write a simple sentence: Sit on it.


Now let's play 'Pick a Picture'laugh.

Before we finish, click on the link below to read one of these books to your grown upyes.

Chat on the Mat Time
Our topic, for Chat on the Mat Time, is all about things that grow.
Let's start today's activity with a quiz, to find out what we have learnt so farlaugh. Tell your grown up the answers.


1. Can you name some of the things a plant needs to help it grow?

2. What do most plants start off as?

3. What happens to the seeds that fall from a sunflowers head?


Today, we are going to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. This is the journey a butterfly will go on, once the eggs have been laid. Click on the icon below to learn more about thiswink.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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Click on the video below to watch the Life Cycle of a Butterfly.

Now you have looked at the Life Cycle of a Butterfly, let's play a quizlaugh. Tell your grown up the answers.
1. What animal eats its way out of the butterfly egg?
2. What does a caterpillar eat lots of, to help it grow bigger and bigger?

3. What happens to the caterpillar when it is inside the chrysalis?

4. What happens to the butterfly once it can fly?


Well doneyes. Once the butterfly lays eggs on a leaf, the life cycle will start all over again.

Maths Time
Today, at Maths Time, we are going to continue solving problems, using our subtraction brains to help us (takeaway). The first one has been done for youlaugh.

Tom had 7 bars of yummy chocolate. He ate 4 bars. How many does he have left?

Like yesterday, to help us find the answer, we are going to draw the first amount of chocolate bars in the problem. So, first, we will need 7 bars of chocolate, like this:




Then, we need to take away the second amount of chocolate bars. So, we will need to take away 4, like this:



Then, we count how many chocolate bars are left. So, the answer to the problem is 3.
The subtraction sum to this problem would be 7-4=3.

Now, its your turnwink.


1. Hannah made 9 delicious chocolate cakes. She gave 5 cakes to her friend. How many cakes does Hannah have left?

2. There were 10 birds sitting on the garden fence. 6 birds flew away. How many birds were left sitting on the fence?

3. Charlie had 12 pennies. He gave 7 pennies to the shop keeper. How many pennies does Charlie have left?

4. Laura had 14 sausages in the packet, she cooked 8 of them. How many sausages are left in the pack?

Good luck solving the problems Reception! 

Story Time
Today's story book is called 'The Zoo Vet'. At the zoo, lots of the animals are poorly and the vet wants to make everyone feel better. This story follows a week in the life of a zoo vet as he finds the perfect treatment for different animals. Your children will enjoy discussing what is wrong with each patient before discovering that by the weekend, the vet himself is unwell! Click on the link below to read this storylaugh.

You have done some tremendous work today Reception, well donewink.
Take care and stay safe!
Miss Dodgson and Mr Kirkbride.