Friday 24th April Reception

Happy Friday Reception!

Fun Fact Friday: Jupiter’s moon Io has many volcanoes which makes it look like a pepperoni pizza!

Can you find out a fun fact today? We would love to read them in the comments or you can email them to your teacher.

Literacy: Phonics

I have recorded a short video for you. This task allows you to use your skills of segmenting. You can either do this verbally or grab a piece of paper and join in. There are twenty words in this video so you can do some now and some later.


Maths: Doubling

This week you have been looking at doubling. Today we are going to apply that knowledge to a more abstract way of presenting it.

Make a tens frame at home similar to the one below. You can use this to easily see the double of a number. If I want to find out what double three is, I can place three objects or dots on the first row and three on the bottom. I can then count the total by counting on. See the example below.

I have used the online version that can be found here:

Other: National Trust 50 things

National trust have created a list of 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4 years. Although most of these are to get children active outside, some of them can be completed a lot closer to home. My favourites that can be achieved are:

No.3 – camp outdoors

No.9 – eat a picnic in the wild

No.18 – create some wild art

No.31 – make friends with a bug

No.33 – cloud watching

No.36 – make a home for wildlife

No.41 – help a plant grow

No.48 – watch a bird

Here is the link to the full list:–activity-list


Keep smiling,

Miss Goodswen and Mrs Hughes


10 thoughts on “Friday 24th April Reception

  • 24th April 2020 at 9:12 am

    Doubles practiced with the use of the tens frame, Joshua was very excited and said “ we use that in class”.

    The list of 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4 caused quite some excitement, Joshua in particular would like to:

    Roll down a big hill
    Build a den
    Fly a kite
    Explore on wheels
    Spot a fish
    Go paddling
    Cook on a campfire
    Explore the wonders of a rock pool
    Catch a crab

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

    • 24th April 2020 at 9:27 am

      I’m glad Joshua recognised the tens frame. We have used them a lot! It sounds like you’re going to have a very exciting time. Keep smiling and have a lovely weekend too. 🙂 Mrs Hughes

  • 24th April 2020 at 9:45 am

    The Blue Whale is the biggest animal to have ever lived on earth! They can be as heavy as 20 African elephants, and is nearly one and a half times as long as an Olympic sized swimming pool!!

    • 24th April 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Wow Madison that is very long! Well done 🙂 Mrs Hughes

  • 24th April 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Ethan enjoyed the phonics video and hearing Miss Goodswen voice.
    His fact is: Space is completely silent.

    • 24th April 2020 at 3:41 pm

      We are glad you enjoyed it. We’re working on more videos for next week. 🙂 Mrs Hughes

  • 24th April 2020 at 1:57 pm

    A bold of lightning is about six times hotter than the sun.

    A snails mouth is no larger than a head of a pin, but can contain 25,000 teeth!

    From Bailey

    • 24th April 2020 at 3:42 pm

      Goodness, that is a lot of teeth! Well done Bailey 🙂 Mrs Hughes

  • 24th April 2020 at 2:00 pm

    An elephant can smell water 12 miles away.

    An elephant’s tooth can weigh over 6 pounds. I weighed that when I was born!

    From Jenson

  • 24th April 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Bailey & Jenson enjoying the phonics video ?
    Jenson really enjoyed hearing your voice Miss Goodswen?

    Enjoy the sunshine everyone ☀️


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