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FINAL Weekly home learning Challenges 13th-17th July

Can you believe it is the final week of Reception?!

Good morning Team Spurrier! 

It is out FINAL week in Reception. Can you believe it?! Where has the time gone? You have all found out your new teacher now too. How are you feeling about it all? Your new teacher is Miss O'Flaherty and Miss Taft, who you know really well from Reception, will be moving up with you too. I have been telling her lots about you all and cannot wait for her to meet you. We have had the best time with you all in Reception and you have been the most amazing class to teach. The time has gone so quickly ahd thank you to all of the parents who have been so supportive over the last few months. We couldn't have done it without you all. We made it through this together. 2020 will be a year that we always remember. Although this is not how we planned the year would go, all of the children have come on leaps and bounds and are more than ready for the challenges of year one. 

We would love you to post/email us your favourite memory of your first year at RAPS? We would love to hear what you think :) 

Remember these weekly challenges are for you to pick and choose what you feel able to do at home. There is no expectation that you must complete all the challenges. We would love to see some more of your home learning work and of course anything else you may be getting up to at home. If you get stuck with any of the challenges or are unsure of any of the work set please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Happy home learning for the final time! :)

Reminder of the home learning folder:

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. 

Maths Weekly Challenges: 


Counting: - What time is it? - Magic little mermaid timer 2 minutes for brushing teeth 😊 - Can you dance and sing along for the 3 minute dance video? (watch out, it’s super catchy!) - What’s the time Mr Wolf? Story - Hickory Dickory Dock  


  1. Look around your house and see how many different ways of measuring time, you can find. Can you find a clock? …a watch? …a timer? …a sand timer? …a stopwatch? What are these things used for? What numbers can you see? Take some photos or draw a picture of some different ways to measure time. 

  1. Have you got a jigsaw puzzle at home? If so can you time yourself to see how long it takes you to complete it. Can you break it up and try again? Can you complete the puzzle more quickly on your second try?  

  1. Can you remember the days of the week? (Use the song to help remind you) you write them in order?  

  1. Telling the time ppt/clock matching game  

Links: telling the time ppt, clock matching game  

Time games: o’clock and half past telling the time in words on time o’clock and half past 

Weekly Topic challenges:

Transition NEW BEGINNINGS. - Oh the places you’ll go story - Mouse’s big day - Marshall Armstrong is new to our school - Once upon an ordinary school day 

What are you most looking forward to next year? Who will be your new teacher? What are you excited to learn in Year 1? What do you want to achieve in Year 1? What are you most excited about coming back to school? Is there anything you’re nervous about? What have you enjoyed about this year at school? What are your favourite memories about your first year at RAPS? What have you learnt this year? What will you miss? What did you enjoy? What didn’t you enjoy? Draw a picture of your first year at RAPS and all your favourite memories. Write what have been your best parts and have a discussion with your grown up. Let us know on the Padlet. 

RWI weekly challenges:

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

Monday 13th July  Miss Taft and Miss Spurrier: Set 1 - nk Set 2 – ar  Miss Merry and Mrs Barnes: Set 3 – ire Reading longer words – or/ aw  

Tuesday 14th July Set 1 – m   Miss Taft and Miss Spurrier:  Set 2 – or  Miss Merry and Mrs Barnes: Set 3 – ear Reading longer words – air/ are 6  

Wednesday 15th July Set 1 - a  Miss Taft and Miss Spurrier: Set 2 – air   Miss Merry and Mrs Barnes: Set 3 – ea  Reading longer words – ir/ ur/ er  

Thursday 16th July Set 1 - s   Miss Taft and Miss Spurrier: Set 2 – ir  Miss Merry and Mrs Barnes: Set 3 – oi Reading longer words – ou/ ow  

Friday 17th July Set 1 - d  Miss Taft and Miss Spurrier: Set 2 – ou   Miss Merry and Mrs Barnes: Set 3 – a-e Reading longer words - ire 


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 challenges: 

  1. Writing your name as many times as you can in 30 seconds/ 1 minute. 

  1. Weaving with paper.  

  1. Elastic bands around a pine cone.  

  1. Under the sea Creature cutting in the EYFS folder.  

  1. Disco Dough challenge 

PE challenge:

Hi Everyone,

The Viking Isolation Games are now complete!

Which team did you bet?

Now that YOU are done.

Do you want to find out who WON!

Look out on your teacher's blogs or your school's media platform to find out the WINNER!!!

You were all so amazing and you should be so proud of yourselves.

We thank you so much for taking part!

Mrs Horrigan, Mr Noble & Miss Knight.


Books for Change

Parents and staff from Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School have been inspired by Folkestone Books for Change fundraising campaign. 

We want to empower every child in our town to know that they can make a difference in the world and this journey starts through reading exciting books. 

We need our school libraries to stock a diverse and inclusive range of fiction and non-fiction, picture and fact books that include diverse characters of colour, children with disability, strong female protagonists and everyone that dares to be different. 

Children need to see themselves and others reflected in the books around them. This will help them to relate to and be inspired by role models from all communities and backgrounds. 

If you would like to contact us or to offer your support, you can do this through Facebook or via email 

We believe in the power of our children and these books have the power to bring change into the classroom and into the world. 

Please donate what you can. Thank you for your donation no matter how big or small. 


Have a FANTASTIC week Team Spurrier and please email me or post on our class padlet anything you get up to! 

Missing you all lots and we are so proud of everything you have achieved this year. You have been an amazing class and we hope you have an amazing summer. We cannot wait to see what you achieve in year one! We wish you all the best for the future. 

Miss Spurrier and Miss Merry :)