Reception Timetable

Week Commencing 1st March 2021

Word of the week: Interview
Book of the Week: The Little Red Hen

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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 INSET DAY INSET DAY
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

Show how a character feels.


Box up an explanation.


Write an explanation
(Part 1)

10:30am to 11:00am Zoom Session

Music with Mrs Stoker

Zoom Session

PE with Mr Bath

Zoom Session

Panjabi with Mrs Matharu

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: Describe and sort 3D shapes.


WALT: Explore the characteristics of 3D Shapes.


WALT: Use mathematical language to describe position.

Class learning set by the teacher Movement

Activity – Who can jump the furthest?

Warm up with some jumping. Agree that we can jump up high, but we can also jump across (like if we had to jump over a puddle). Ask who can jump the furthest in your home. Is there a way we could measure our jumps? Create a fixed starting point and a way of recording where people land (this could be a toy, a chalk mark or a coin). Have some practice jumps and then take turns to jump, record the landing point and measure by placing a shoe as many times as it takes to cover that distance. You are measuring in shoes.

Extension: help your child to create a table to record everyone’s jumping distance. Challenge your child to increase their distance. Use the internet to find out the jumping distance of other animals – mark out the distance using your shoe.


Noughts and crosses!

Draw out the grid (3×3) on paper. Decide who will play noughts and who will play crosses. Explain that the winner is the one who can get three of their symbols in a row. Take turns to play.

Extension: Keep score as a tally. Increase the size of the grid (4×4, 5×5, etc.) and the number in a row needed to win. Play on a chalk-drawn grid, using objects as counters, e.g. daisies vs leaves

Communication & Language

Activity – Make and use a cup telephone.

Make a small hole in the base of each cup, small enough to allow the string through. Thread the string though each cup and knot it to hold it in place. The knot should sit inside each cup, the cups joined by the string and the drinking rims pointing in opposite directions. To speak, gently pull the string taut between the cups. One person speaks into their cup while the other person puts an ear to theirs. Have fun holding a conversation at a distance!

Extension: Tell jokes, give instructions, and ask quiz questions using the cup telephone. Explore how the sound travels down the string and what happens if the string is limp or someone holds is when you speak.

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

Extra activities

Circle of Trust

Community Heroes

Understanding the World
Topic – People who help us (Police Officers)

WALT: identify the key parts of a police officer’s uniform.

Helping round the Home
Activity – Making your own bed.  

Talk about how it feels to have a cosy, tidy bed. Make the bed together, arranging pillows, tucking in sheets and straightening covers. Arrange any soft toys and/or cushions.  Admire the finished result – won’t it be lovely to jump into tonight? Example

Art Activities
WALT: Make a paper plate hen.

Remind your child how to use scissors safely and how to stick what they have cut out onto paper. Explain that they going to make a hen model like from the story. Discuss the different parts of the hen they will need to include (eyes, beak, wings, feet, etc.) and what colours they might use. Paint or colour the paper plate and cut out from paper and stick on different features talking about the shapes and colours. You could also make some of the features by fixing on buttons, feathers, etc.
See example

Design a Farm
Shape sorting
Writing activity
3D shape sorting
Sentence ordering
Home Learning Challenge
Bread Rolls recipe sheet
Differentiated Activity Sheets
Science Experiment – Growing Wheat
Science Experiment – Growing wheat prompt cards