Reception Tuesday 21st April

Good Morning,

I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine yesterday from your windows. Joe Wicks is still providing us with some daily exercise on his YouTube channel but if you want something a little different try GoNoodle – Banana Banana Meatball. This is one of our favourites in school. Here is a link:

Maths: Halving

Yesterday you had a try at dividing some objects into two groups. For a challenge today, can you try halving up to twenty items. Here are some questions:

What is half of 5 and how do you know?

What is half of 10 and how do you know?

What is half of 20 and how do you know?

Here is my chocolate bar. I have eaten half. How many squares are left? You might want to draw this at home and use some objects to support.

Remember to use the language “half of __ is __ ”


In your packs there is a piece of paper with all of the letters of the alphabet in the handwriting we use at school. It has been a while since we have practised our handwriting so can you choose five letters to practise yourself. Afterwards, try and write your name in your neatest handwriting.

Literacy: Poem

Below I have added a poem for you to read with an adult. I have also attached a voice recording of myself reading this. Can you listen for any rhyming couplets you hear? What makes you happy? With support, can you write your own verse?

Don’t forget you can send your work to your teacher: or

Have a great day!

Miss Goodswen and Mrs Hughes

Happy Poem by James Carter

Happy as a rainbow
happy as a bee
happy as a dolphin
splashing in the sea

Happy as bare feet
running on the beach
happy as a sunflower
happy as a peach

Happy as a poppy
happy as a spoon
dripping with honey
happy as June

Happy as a banjo
plucking on a tune
happy as a Sunday
lazy afternoon

Happy as a memory
shared by two
happy as me …
when I’m with you.

14 thoughts on “Reception Tuesday 21st April

  • 21st April 2020 at 9:09 am

    Thank you for these activities.
    Me and Ella have spoken about rhyming words and things that make her happy. We came up with this together.
    Happy is rainbows in the sky,
    Happy is sparkles on my eye,
    Happy is wearing my Elsa dress,
    Happy is painting, making a mess.

    • 21st April 2020 at 7:52 pm

      I love the rainbow and I know you love painting Ella. Well done.

  • 21st April 2020 at 11:10 am

    Charlotte’s thought about her happy things and we made a verse too:-

    Happy as a rainbow
    On a sunny day
    Happy is people being kind
    And letting everyone play

    • 21st April 2020 at 7:51 pm

      I love that you got a rainbow in your poem. Well done Charlotte.

  • 21st April 2020 at 11:44 am

    Jenson and Bailey did a verse each around things they like :
    Happy as a basketball
    Bouncing on the floor
    Happy as a sunny day
    When I shoot and score

    Happy as a snowman
    Sledging in the snow
    Happy as a Christmas tree
    Playing with Lego

    Jenson loves playing basketball and Bailey loves Lego 🙂

    • 21st April 2020 at 7:50 pm

      Wow! These are amazing! Well done Jenson and Bailey.

  • 21st April 2020 at 11:50 am


    Andi really enjoyed maths and we were able to find half of 2,4,10,20

  • 21st April 2020 at 11:59 am


    Happy as a bee
    Flapping it’s wings
    Happy as a tree
    When the sun comes out

    Andi’s going to be happy
    when he comes back to you

    • 21st April 2020 at 7:50 pm

      We will be SO happy to see you all too.

  • 21st April 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Happy is playing with my sister
    Happy is my space hopper
    Happy is making a bug house
    Happy is Easter bunny chocolate

    We discussed rhyming words and we tried to get whopper incorporated to rhyme with hopper but Joshua was adamant his poem stay as was!

    This took all my will power not to intervene and make things rhyme 😉

    • 21st April 2020 at 7:49 pm

      Well done Joshua- great ideas! (Well done for not changing it too.)

  • 21st April 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Ethan has enjoyed the activities today…

    Happy as a house
    Like the people inside
    Happy as a garden
    Like the flowers outside

    • 21st April 2020 at 7:47 pm

      Lovely Ethan. Well done!

  • 21st April 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Elsbeth’s happy poem:

    Happy is eating icecream,
    Happy is going to the beach,
    Happy is swimming in a pool,
    Happy is going to school.


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