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                                     Wednesday 6th January

These activities should take you about an hour to complete, you can break them up into smaller chunks of time to help you focus and do your best.



We are so sad that we won't be able to talk to most of you about your Christmas presents this week. We are sure that Santa will have visited you all as you have been such good children! We would LOVE to find out about your favourite Christmas presents.

Please draw us a lovely picture of your favourite present.

Next use your phonic skills to write about your present. You could have a go at writing the name of your present. You might be able to write a few words or a simple sentence to say why you like it, what it does or how it works.

Some of you will want to challenge yourself and write a few sentences about your present. 

Mrs Snape would draw and write about a reading set she got with a lovely new book, some chocolate and some hot chocolate and marshmallows. She is looking forward to curling up on the sofa with all of these things!

Remember we would love to see your picture and writing! You can do this by sending us a picture via tapestry or the reception email.



Your reading challenge for today is to read or share a book with a grown up. This could be reading one of your lovely Bug Club books, one of the books you took home before Christmas or even sharing one of your own home books.

Thursday 7th January 

This activity should only take you 30 mins, please do not complete this activity before the phonics zoom. 


In our zoom session we looked at the letter 'j' , the sound it makes and how we write it. Now we would like you to have a go at writing/ drawing as many things as you can think off that start with the letter 'j'. 


Could you create a sentence using one of your 'j' words? 

Below is a link to Geraldine and Mr Thorne to help you spot some more and have some further practice in pronouncing the sound correctly. 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode J

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Learn letter "j" with the Alphablocks Magic Words | CBeebies

Watch the Alphablocks on BBC iPlayer - J jumps like a jolly jaybird! Find out how to m...

Friday 8th January 


Please do not access this learning until after 10 am 


Have a look at the phonics video below. 


Once you have watched the video have a go at writing the words for these pictures. Parents some of these sounds we have not yet taught but it is still important for them to have a go at writing the words, even if they can only hear some of the sounds :) 



Extra challenge! Can you use one of these words in a sentence: 

jug, jump, jam, junk, jungle

Lesson 31 (part 1) - Reception

Our Reception Letters and Sounds Phonics lessons teach children to read letters and begin to blend to read words.

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