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Greenways Primary School

EY/Reception - Learning @ Home

Every day you can...

  • Read something for pleasure.
  • Write something interesting.
  • Do some exercise.
  • Have a conversation with someone.

Remember you can also.....

  • Log into Bug Club. You can use it on a phone, tablet or computer. Continue to work through all the books for you. Don't forget to write what you have been reading in your exercise book.
  • Log into PhonicsPlay and practise your Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds. There are some great games that you can play.
  • Have a look on the White Rose Maths website for some fun activities.
  • You can look through your Tapestry Journal and talk about things we have done at school together and some of your great achievements. 
  • Have a look at the common exception words (words that are tricky and cannot be decoded) for Early Years - You can play games to support beginning to read and write these words.
  • Access learning from any year group should you feel this is appropriate to meet your child's needs.

Are you feeling worried about something?

With everything that is happening at the moment, it is perfectly normal to be worried. If there are things which are making you feel sad, angry or upset, then please let us know what it is. We will read your worries to see if there is anything we can do to help. Click the button below to share your worry with someone at school.

Online Safety Tasks

Feel free to have a go at this online safety task.

This week Kara and Winston are discussing what information you should keep safe. You can find the link here. When you have watched the video talk to your adult about the following things:

  • What would you not share with strangers in real life and online?
  • Why do you think that might be?
  • Where is it safe to share information online? 

Thursday 28th May 2020

Your updated tasks for this week are:

  • You could try some simple subtraction and get to try some yummy fruit too. Ask you adult to help you cut up an apple (or any fruit). Count how many pieces you have when it has been cut. Eat some pieces and then find out how many are left by counting the remaining pieces.

Apples by the slice: Study finds kids eat more fruit when it is ...

  • You could write this as a number sentence into your notebook. What symbols would you use to explain subtraction?
  • You might also like to stretch your brain and explain to your adult how to take one amount away from another.
  • Minus can also me subtract. You could investigate other words that people use to describe subtracting one amount from another.

Tuesday 26th May 2020

Your tasks for this week are:

  • Can you practise writing ‘Zig-zag monster' letters? They are v, w, x, and  z. How many words can you make up using these letters? Write a list into your notebook
  • Can you make a sandwich? What would be your favourite filling? When you have finished, you could write down the recipe/instructions to help you remember how to make it again...and of course enjoy eating your sandwich too!

This week topic based learning is all about the wonderful book 'Handa's surprise'. You can access the project here. Happy reading!

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Your updated tasks for this week:

  • You could build up your co-ordination and physical skills with some of these fun workouts from Jack Hartmann
  • Try some simple addition - You could make an addition machine with cardboard tubes a box.

  • Once you have used your machine to add two amounts together, can you record the answer as a number sentence in your notebook?
  • Can you explain to an adult how your addition machine works?

Monday 18th May 2020

Your tasks for this week:

  • You could practise writing ‘ladder letters’ letters correctly. These are l, i, j, t, u and y. How many words can you make up using these letters? Can you write a list into your notebook?
  • You could also write a note or make a card for a friend you are looking forward to seeing at school. You could write to them about what you have been up to and perhaps think of a question to ask them too.

This week is 'Mental Health Awareness Week' and a time to really focus on how we are all feeling right now. 

This week topic based learning is all about learning how to be brave and showing kindness using this wonderful story. You can listen to the story and access the project here.


Wednesday 13th May 2020

Your updated tasks for this week:

  • Try some simple addition. Add two amounts (single digits) together to see what it makes as a total. To help you, use any small objects such as counters or lego bricks to count and add together.
  • Can you put your addition into a number sentence? What symbols might you use for addition? 
  • You might like to investigate if the total is the same when you reverse the amounts? i.e. Is 4+3 the same as 3+4?
  • Try explaining to your grown ups how to add two amounts together. What steps do they need to follow?

Monday 11th May 2020

Your tasks for this week:

  • It's rhyming time! Look at a four letter word, e.g. bump, how many words can you think of that rhyme with your word?
    • Write them down in your journal, what do you notice?
    • Which letter is changing each time?
    • Perhaps you could experiment with swapping final letters too. Have some fun playing with words!
  • Can you write a sentence about this picture? What do you think this monkey might be laughing about?

 12 Funny Animal Photos: An Appetizer for the Comedy Wildlife ...

Your topic based learning project for this week is all about 'Water' and can be found here

Wednesday 6th May 2020

  • Have a guess at how many socks you have? Write it down your estimate and then count exactly how many you have. Was your guess close?
  • Can you explain what you do to help you guess an amount? Have a try at guessing some more amounts?
  • Friday 8th May is a special Bank Holiday to celebrate 75 years since 'Victory in Europe' day. Does anyone in your family remember this special day and can share their story with you?

  • Could you make some Victory in Europe day cakes? - You could try real or playdough ones!

Previous Projects

 Previous projects can all be found here. These projects are designed to take around 5 days.