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NEW Weekly challenges 1st-5th June

Welcome back to home learning Team Spurrier...

Hi Team Spurrier! Welcome back to home learning :) 

Happy Term 6 and your final term of Reception. Can you believe how fast this year has gone?! It was definitely not the year that we expected but we are all so proud of each and every one of you and how you have adapted, grown and taken on our challenges throughout this tricky time in all of our lives. We hope you had a lovely rest, enjoyed the sunshine and have started seeing some friends and family. It is quite nice to start to have some small glimpses of normality creeping in. 

This term we will be doing the blogs slightly differently as we will be going back to school to teach and I know some of you will be joining us. Due to this, (we are very excited to see the ones of you that will be coming into school) we will be posting a whole load of weekly challenges on a Monday that can be done at your leisure throughout the week. There is no expectation to do all of them but please engage with some. We have tried to create a real range of learning opportunities for you all and we hope you will enjoy them. These range from weekly P.E challenges, science experiments, art, music, writing, fine motor activities etc. You may decide that you want to timetable different activities for each day or you might want to to do lots of them one day and then have another days rest. There is no pressure at all, just do what works for your family.  If you need us for anything then please do still email us but please be aware that as we will be at school, we may be slower with our replies. Please also remember to post what you are up to on the Padlet. 

We have created lots of resources in the EYFS home learning folder located at the top of the blog (password:Viking). We have created a Term 6 folder for RWI, Maths and Topic. We have put lots of printable resources, power points and lots of other learning ideas that support the tasks below. For example, topic this week may say please see the under the sea powerpoint. This means that we do not need to add the individual links to the bottom of this post as it would be too much but we have added tonnes of things to support your learning. If you have trouble accessing this then please message us. 

Please see below for our NEW weekly challenges: 

Maths Weekly challenges:  

Counting songs/challenges:  

Counting down from 20 to 1 

Counting to 20 

Counting to 100 

Counting in 10’s 

Counting in 2’s - 


1.  Number formation practice- 0-9. Can you write your numbers to 20 and beyond in the sand? Chalk? Paint? Pencil? Or anything you can find. Can you time yourself?  

2.Number ordering- Can you write the numbers to 20, cut them up and put them in order? Can a grown up or sibling take one/ swap one and can you put it back in the right place. Can you order them back down to 0? Challenge: to 30. 

3.Number posters: Can you make a poster that represents a number? E.g I have chosen the number 10. I will stick on ten feathers, I will draw 10 love hearts etc. You may also want to collect objects of that amount too. E.g. ten shells, ten sticks, ten lego pieces etc.  

Weekly Topic challenges

Theme: The Ocean  

Main: Read/watch the story Tiddler by Julia Donaldson 

Challenge: 1. Explore different sea creatures using ‘what lives in the ocean’ ppt 

2. Have you got a favourite sea creature? Can you find out 5 facts about it? 

3. Can you draw your favourite under the sea creature?  

Links: what lives in the ocean ppt David Attenborough- Our Planet- Costal seas.  

Love to learn challenge Week 1 (2 week challenge): Under the sea challenge. Can you make a 3D model of an under the sea creature of your choice? You may want to make it out of clay, junk modelling, craft materials etc. Look closely at it’s features. Can you use different materials for each part? This is a challenge for over two weeks so take your time and complete it stage by stage. 

RWI weekly challenges:

Daily RWI lessons available at 9:30am daily for 24 hours on the RWI YouTube channel with Rosie.   

Monday 1st June Miss Taft: Set 1 - m  Miss Spurrier: Set 2 – ay  Miss Merry: Set 3 – ea  Mrs Barnes: Reading longer words – ee/ ea  

Tuesday 2nd June Miss Taft: Set 1 - a  Miss Spurrier: Set 2 – ee Miss Merry: Set 3 – oi Mrs Barnes: Reading longer words – oy/ oi  

Wednesday 3rd June  Miss Taft:  Set 1 - s  Miss Spurrier:  Set 2 – igh  Miss Merry: Set 3 – a - e  Mrs Barnes:  Reading longer words – ay/ a -e/ ai  

Thursday 4th June  Miss Taft:  Set 1 – d  Miss Spurrier:  Set 2 – ow Miss Merry:  Set 3 – i - e  Mrs Barnes: Reading longer words – igh/ i – e 

 Friday 5th June  Miss Taft: Set 1 - t  Miss Spurrier:  Set 2 – o o – poo at the zoo Miss Merry: Set 3 – o - e  Mrs Barnes: Reading longer words – ow/ o -e/ oa 

There are also green word and red word videos daily too.  

From the 15th June there will be daily hold a sentence videos too.  

Please practice the handwriting of the sound with finger spaces, three spellings of your choice with the sound in and record a sentence of your choice (keep it simple 4-5 words with a red word and the sound of the day included e.g. If my sound was ay, my sentence may be: Please can I play with you?). We have included some handwriting sheets below which match the sounds being taught each day. Some of them also have some green words to read too. If you need any extra support with sentences or green words then please email us.  

Miss Spurrier has recorded herself going through the RWI set 1, 2 and 3 sounds. She is trying to rival Rosie on YouTube. There is no password.   

RWI challenge: Can you record a short video joining in with the sounds and post it on the padlet? 

Enjoy and let us know what you think :) RWI Set 1 sounds RWI Set 2 sounds RWI Set 3 sounds  


Do you get a bit stuck on those tricky red words? Well look no further, Miss Spurrier has recorded herself going through the typical red words we cover in reception. Check out the video and see how many red words you know! Level 1  Level 2 Red word song 

We have created a RWI folder in the EYFS area (password Viking) on the blog which has alien words, green words, all of the sounds, handwriting sheets, guidance, reading power points and so much more. 

Fizzy Weekly challenges:  

  1. Disco dough 

  1. Pasta/bead/cut straws necklaces 

  1. Lego tower 

  1. Pipe cleaners through a toilet rolls (stick holes in it) or colanders  

  1. Painting with q-tips/cotton buds. You could draw your name or shape first and then paint dots along the line. 

  1. Cutting- Can you draw some shapes and cut them out? 

 Please see EYFS folder at the top of the blog for more printable cutting sheets and fizzy ideas.  

P.E: weekly Challenge:  


How have you been getting on with the challenges set for you? 

I really appreciated some of the videos I have been sent in the last week of term 5, they were great!  

Can anyone else send some in too - I would really really, really love to see how you are all getting on as I miss seeing you all.  

Some of this weeks activities are a repeat (circuit training). They are just a reminder for you to keep trying them. The others are fun and for you to have a go too. 

ROLLING PENALTIES - Would like to see if you are able to change this activity, or even use funny items - be safe and use your own imagination.  

TUCK IN AND OUT - How many of these can you do? 

FAST FEET - How can you make it more challenging? - a hint.. think of the ball size. 

TAP UP TENNIS - If you don't have a racket, use your hand, If you do use your hand - you must keep your hand flat and your fingers together.  Let me know how you get on. 

REMEMBER - Enjoy - Keep safe, keep well and keep smiling 😊 

Mrs Horrigan 

Reading Reminder:  

It is so important to be reading every day. There are hundreds of e-books available on the bug club website. This has been personalised for each child to suit their reading ability. Please contact us if you feel your child’s level needs to be moved up/changed.   

Bug club log in: 

Username: first 3 letters and last three letters of name e.g. sopspu 

Password: Password 

School code: tr9s  

Oxford owl also have hundreds of e-books for parents to access: 

If you have reached 100 reads, please email us or post on the Padlet as you will receive a gift card and certificate from Mr Budge.  

Writing Competition 

Welcome back all of you from a truly beautiful half term, we experienced the perfect weather for a bug hunt! I have been inundated with your poems so far, but remember, the deadline isn't until next Friday (12th June), so please keep them coming! 

If you have already submitted an entry... get back outside and write me another about a different creature you can find. 

If you haven't done one yet ... what are you waiting for? I have some fantastic and very special prizes, and not just for the winners! 

Martyn and I are loving reading each and every one. So, go back to the videos on your blogs from the 12th May and remind yourself about how to create one of these poems (remember to like the video which is your favourite) and its’ illustration and then get writing! 

I look forward to receiving many, many more of your wonderful poems. 

Best wishes, 

Miss Rees-Boughton 😊 

Send your entries to: 

We hope you have a lovely week of home learning and please remember to do what you can! If you need anything then please email me Remember to send us your work over email or on the class Padlet. We love seeing what you are up to (even if it is not school related). 

Miss Spurrier and Miss Merry 😊 



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140-144 Newington Road
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