Welcome to Reception!


Class Teacher - Ms K Matthews
TA - Carol


Class Teacher - Mrs C Baker
TA - Sarah


Class Teacher - Mrs R Dadgostar
TA - Donna

General information for all classes
Dance Takes place on Tuesdays (removing socks and shoes only).
PE Takes place on Mondays (Please remember no jewellery and everything named).
Swimming Term 4
Rabbits on Mondays, Hedgehogs on Fridays
Term 5
Rabbits on Mondays, Squirrels on Fridays
Term 6
Hedgehogs on Mondays, Squirrels on Fridays
Forest School During Term 5 and 6 Hedgehogs will be doing Foresr Schools.
Book bags Please check book bags regularly for school letters and children’s work. Books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday-as long as the reading record has been filled in to show the book has been read. Book bags should be brought into school everyday.
Home learning We aim to send activities home every Friday for children to do at home with you. The activities will directly link to the current learning. Please bring the Home Learning books back by Wednesday. Thank you.
Hope you have fun learning together.

Monday 6th July - The Pirate Cruncher

Monday, 6th July, 7:00 AM

Home learning Medley

Choose one (or more) activity per day.  We would like you to complete at least 5 different activities in a week. Please email these to the class email address.  We will respond to the emails on a Wednesday (not every day, as we will be teaching in the classroom).  Many thanks!

This week the our story is ‘The Pirate Cruncher' by Jonny Duddle


Phonic Activity


A pirate loves sorting nonsense and real words. Can you make them some coins with ten real words and ten nonsense words using the Phase four blends and cluster you have looked at.



Phonics Activity


Can you write a descriptive caption for this picture?

Phonics Activity


Can you make a tricky word dice? If not use some tricky word flashcards.

Every time you roll / turn over a tricky word, write it down.

How many tricky words can you write in 1 minute?





If you was a pirate and found an empty treasure chest, what would you fill it with? Can you write down all the things you would add to your chest and a reason why?




A map and a telescope are very important to a pirate when on the pirate ship!  … but if they had to choose which one would be more important to them? Why?





Can you draw a pirate? Can you describe your pirate? What features of a pirate does your picture have?





Can you find some Pirate coins that are a 1p, 2p and 5p.

Can you write and answer some number sentences using the pirate coins?  




Can you create a pirate picture but only using shapes?



Can you create a tower of tins and add numbers to ten on them?

Now practice knocking them down and add up what your total is after five shots!  Don’t forget to record.




Can you make a Pirate ship?  





Can you explore floating and sinking? Why do you think some objects float and some objects sink?






Can you make a pirate assault course? How many ways can you find to ‘walk the plank?’




Links to stories, songs and phonic videos to use throughout the week.



Tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0&safe=active

Alphablocks tricky words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgldO6bt5SY

Jolly Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euxN7LGOoLc

Phase Four blends and Clusters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR_IgfIgz10



The Pirate Cruncher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro5S_UdvWkI&safe=active

The Pirates next door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LSJWKHoXDw&safe=active

Penguins make bad pirates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usMEVqz4CrU&safe=active

Pirates loves underpants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QCQJEmSado&safe=active

How I became a pirate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4m_BW5yddU


Songs and Videos:

We are the pirates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx79dLuqPwQ&safe=active

Port Side Pirates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qAngsMJD3I

The Pirate captain sails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rTWQS4BJgA

The Pirate song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7MgOk6ZdlQ&safe=active

A pirate went to sea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOA3he2Gv4M&safe=active

The Pirate Alphabet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngnTp2hrQA8&safe=active


Don’t forget to go onto the DoodleMaths and Reading Eggs apps everyday!

Have a great week.