Reception Timetable

Week Commencing 1st February 2021

Word of the week:
Book of the Week:

Back to w/c 25 January 2021
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Wake up and get ready for the day – breakfast, get dressed etc.
8:00am to 9:00am Gurdwara Assembly and meditation
9:15am to 9:30am Zoom session

Group 1 – Phonics

9:30am to 9:45am Read with an adult/teddy bear
9:45am to 10:00am Zoom session

Group 2 – Phonics

Class learning set by the teacher WALT

Listen to and join in with a story


Map and speak the story


Step and speak the story


Sing the story with a focus on setting


Draw and label settings

10:30am to 11:00am Zoom Session

Music with Mrs Stoker

Zoom Session

PE with Mr Bath

Zoom Session

Panjabi with Mrs Matharu

Helping round the Home

Washing toys.
Talk about the importance of hygiene and keeping our toys clean. Set up children with toys to wash, warm, soapy water, washing tools and a place to lay out toys to dry –this is best as an outdoor activity, if inside lay down towels on the floor. Encourage your child to push sleeves up and wear an apron (or old T shirt).
Include sorting as a task – mix up the type of toys and get children to sort them by type once dry. Make a poster to explain why we need to keep our toys clean.


Staying safe

Fire Burns!

11:10am to 11:30am Zoom session with Group 1
11:35am to 11:55am Zoom session with Group 2
12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch and Mindfulness or

Class learning set by the teacher Maths

WALT: Use manipulatives to count on when adding


WALT: Add two numbers using a number track to count on.


WALT: Understand the concept of subtraction as take away (Part 1)


WALT: Understand the concept of subtraction as take away (Part 2)


WALT: Add and subtract using a number track.

Class learning set by the teacher Movement

Dancing to music
Play musical statues
Play fun music to dance to – when the music is stopped everyone freezes.
Add in elements, e.g. jumping, big movements, dance like a robot, dance like you’re in space, to provide variety to the dancing.
Add challenges, e.g. when the music stops… freeze in an animal shape, pulling a face, with your hands on your head, etc.
With more than one child you can add some friendly competition.
Dance to reflect the mood of the song, e.g. dramatic flourishes for ‘Let it go’, energetic for ‘Who let the dogs out’ etc.

Put together a playlist which includes songs which will appeal to each dancer.

Building and modelling

Build a living room den.

Set up the challenge.

Collect building materials from round the home, thinking about what will work well and encouraging your child to share their ideas.

Test different solutions, again encouraging your child to discover what works and what doesn’t.

Give open ended prompts to support them and keep their perseverance strong, e.g. ‘Hmm that blanket keeps slipping. How could we stop that happening?’

Enjoy the den by bringing in toys, torches, books and cushions.

Extension: Make a den for a story character or make the den darker for spooky stories or add safe fairy lights

Sensory art – Make fruit and vegetable prints

Look at your collected foods.

Name the fruit/vegetables together. What do they feel like, smell like? Which do we like to eat?

What do they look like? Think about what they might look like inside, if you cut them in half.

Cut the foods in half, and then look at the patterns inside.

Put paint on paper plates and give your child some paper.

Show them how to dip a fruit or vegetable in the paint, making sure that the bottom is evenly coated.

Press the fruit or vegetable firmly onto the paper.

Explore the different ways you can make interesting prints by dipping different parts of the food or slicing in different ways.

Try different colours and explore making patterns or pictures.

Art Activities

WALT: create an Andy Goldsworthy style picture
Collect the items on a walk or over several walks. Look at some of the images of art by or inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Create a picture together by arranging the items – this can be inside or outside – on the ground, paper or on a table etc. Photograph it and explain that you can reuse the things to make as many different pictures as you wish.
Andy Goldsworthy Art

Understanding the World

WALT: create our faces using natural items.

2:45pm to 3:00pm Class Story time – Zoom session

Extra activities – Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Send a photo of your work via Class Dojo

Stick Puppets
Wanted poster
Science experiment
What makes a porridge
Sequencing cards