Reception Timetable

Week Commencing 22nd February 2021

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

Back to w/c 8 February 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

There are no zoom sessions on Tuesday 23rd February 2021

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

Group 2 – Phonics

There are no zoom sessions on Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Class learning set by the teacher WALT

Listen and join in with an explanation


Map and speak an explanation


Step and speak an explanation


Sing and explanation


Interview a character

10:30am to 11:00am Zoom Session

Music with Mrs Stoker

Zoom Session

PE with Mr Bath

There are no zoom sessions on Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Zoom Session

Panjabi with Mrs Matharu

Helping round the Home
Activity – Sorting recyclingTalk about what recycling is and why we do it. Lay out a range of clean recycling and talk about the different materials that the different items are made from. Sort them by type. Explain the different categories your local recycling requires the materials be sorted into. Work together to sort the recycling.
Wait for the recycling vehicles to arrive and watch what happens next to the rubbish. Make a junk model using recycling materials.
Watch Maddie Moate discussing recycling with Buster

Circle of Trust
My caring community

11:10am to 11:30am Zoom session with Group 1

There are no zoom sessions on Tuesday 23rd February 2021

11:35am to 11:55am Zoom session with Group 2

There are no zoom sessions on Tuesday 23rd February 2021

12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch and Mindfulness or

Class learning set by the teacher Maths

WALT: Explore sharing objects into two equal groups


WALT: Explore sharing objects into equal groups


WALT: Explore sharing quantities into equal groups


WALT: Recognise the connection between sharing and grouping and solving practical problems


WALT: Consolidate learning of grouping and sharing

Class learning set by the teacher Movement

WALT: Say or sing finger rhymes.

Familiarise yourself with traditional finger rhymes (use websites below). Sing or say them together – if you are teaching them to your child, break the rhyme down, asking them to repeat each line after you.
Finger rhymes:
lots on this site
Grandmas’ Glasses 
Here’s the Church  
One finger, One Thumb 
Tommy Thumb

Sensory Play

WALT: Make a seasonal tree pictures using finger painting.
Divide the paper into 4 and in each section draw a similar tree shape with the brown pen. Include a thick trunk with thinner branches sticking out. Explain that you have drawn the same tree but during different seasons. Choose one and write ‘spring’ by it. Squirt some paint onto the plate. Ask your child to make blossom by pressing their finger into the paint and then making blossom prints around the branches. Repeat for summer, autumn and winter. (If you don’t have white paint, you could have festive tree lights instead of snow.)

Communication & Language.

Memorising and performing.

WALT: Learn and tell jokes.

Have fun sharing some jokes. Talk about some of the different types of jokes, e.g. Knock Knock. The emphasis is on preparing these jokes to tell someone else, so it is fine to write these out for your child to help you both to remember them. Read these together and choose one or two that you think would go down well with your audience. Help your child practise the jokes, saying them clearly, with appropriate timing. They could build in some expression. some actions or find some props.

Help your child build a repertoire of jokes which they can perform to family and friends when they call. Create a joke book together. A huge database of jokes from the Beano

Art Activities

WALT: Create leaf, stone, wall and bark rubbings.

Choose a bumpy surface and talk about the texture. Encourage your child to run their fingertips over it and describe what they feel. Demonstrate how to create a rubbing by holding the paper in place on the bumpy surface and rubbing firmly over it with the side of a crayon. Discuss what happens and explore how a light touch doesn’t show on the paper and pressing too hard creates a harsh, uneven effect. Explore other potential surfaces to create a rubbing from, allowing your child to explore and experiment.  Explore different surfaces of the same object, e.g. sides of a leaf

Please see video

Understanding the World

Topic – People who help us (Police Officers)

WALT: Understand what a police officer does.

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

There are no zoom sessions on Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Afterschool Mindfulness or

Extra activities

Send a photo of your work via Class Dojo

Finger puppets
Sentence building cards
Spot the Difference
Sentence Structure
I spy checklist to 20
Writing Sentences
I spy and count 20
Science Experiment – Making Flour
Story Map Sticking Activites
Science Experiment – Discovering Gluten