Primary Home Learning

Resources for Home Learning

Reception – Summer 1 – Week 4

Phonics Topic:
Phase 3

Literacy Topic:
‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julia Donaldson

Maths Topic:
Subtraction

Tasks:
Physical Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design

Spellings Week 4

Weekly Online Curriculum

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce the upper case version of the alphabet Explain capital letters are used at the start of a sentence or for a name. They still make the same sound as the lowercase letters.

Match lower case letters with the uppercase letters and identify the letter name and letter sound for each letter in the alphabet.

Quick write challenge – adult to say a letter sound. Child to write both the lower case and the uppercase letters.

Literacy:

​Listen to the story ‘Monkey Puzzle’ on YouTube click here

How does the monkey feel at the beginning of the story when he has lost his mum?

Why was the butterfly so confused about what the monkey’s mum would look like?

How does the butterfly feel when she finally find the right animal for monkey? 

Maths:

The monkey had a bunch of ten bananas. He ate 3 of them.

How many bananas has he got left?

Use objects to help you work out the answer. Remember when you take away you need to put some objects back. Write the number sentence using ‘-‘ and ‘=’

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

Paint your favourite jungle animal. Write a title for the artwork E.g. “A big elephant”

Tuesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce the sound of the day “zz”. Explain this is a digraph (two letters that make one sound)

Double letter digraphs are usually found at the end of words.

Read the word ‘buzz’ to demonstrate spelling rule.

Write the following words:

fizz, jazz, fuzz

Login to Phonics Play using the free login details www.phonicsplay.co.uk

(username: March20 password: home)

Play Buried Treasure– Phase 3 (read real and alien words with ‘zz’ digraph)

Literacy:

Create a story map showing the events of the story in the correct order.

To do this, you will need to draw a simple picture to represent each stage in the story (e.g. a monkey, a butterfly, an elephant…etc)

Add a word or caption under each picture. E.g. Monkey is sad. Butterfly came. They found an elephant.

Use your story map to retell the story in your own words.

Maths:

The butterfly had 12 caterpillar babies.

5 of them turned into butterflies. How many caterpillars were left?

Use objects to help you work out the answer. Remember when you take away you need to put some objects back. Write the number sentence using ‘-‘ and ‘=’

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

​Make a symmetrical butterfly by cutting out a butterfly shape, painting patterns on one wing, then folding the butterfly in half so the pattern transfers to the opposite wing.

Wednesday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Recap the spelling rule from yesterday (the double letter digraph is usually at the end of a word)

Write the following words using previously taught digraphs:

Buzz, huff, kiss, sell

Write the following sentences:

I will tell Miss.

Literacy:

​Look at the last page of the book where the monkey family are reunited click here (4.30) What do you think they would say to each other?

Draw the three monkeys and add speech bubbles, imagining what they might say to each other. E.g. “I was so scared”. “You must not run off”. “I am happy you found us”.

Maths:

The monkey family had 12 bananas in their tree.

Little monkey ate half of the bananas.

How many bananas are left in the tree?

Use objects to help you work out the answer. Remember when you take away you need to put some objects back. Write the number sentence using ‘-‘ and ‘=’

Task: Understanding the World:

Go out into your garden and search for animal life. Are there any butterflies? Snails? Spiders? Cats? Write a list of the animals you see. Research the animals you find on the internet. (If you do not have a garden – carry out internet research on the animals named in ‘Monkey Puzzle’)

Kids Encyclopedia

National Geographic Kids

Thursday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Introduce the sound of the day ‘qu’

This digraph is usually found at the beginning of a word (although it is sometimes in the middle e.g. squeak)

Watch ‘Mr Thorne does phonics – episode qu’

click here

Write the following words:

quit, quack, quest

Literacy:

​​Help monkey write a thank you letter to butterfly for helping him to find his mum. Remember to use the words ‘Dear’ or ‘To’ at the beginning of your letter and ‘From’ at the end.

E.g. To Butterfly, Thank you for helping me find my mum. You are very kind. From Monkey.

Maths:

In the jungle there are 10 jungle families.

6 families went on holiday.

How many families are left in the jungle?

Try to solve this problem by counting backwards!

Write the number sentence using ‘-‘ and ‘=’

Task: Expressive Arts & Design:

You and your parent are going to be actors! One of you is the monkey and one of you is the butterfly. Take on one of these roles and become that character. Try to act out the story of Monkey Puzzle, speaking and moving in role of your character. You could create costumes or use props as part of your role play.

Friday

Phonics:

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds

Phase 2: click here

Phase 3: click here

Sing the Phase 3 tricky words song: click here

Introduce the word of the day ‘are’.

Read and write the word ‘are’

Read the question:

Are you quick?

Write the answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’

Login to Education City using the username and password in your home learning pack.

Play Queen’s Quiz

Literacy:

Help mum monkey to write a list of rules for keeping safe in the jungle.

E.g. Stay close to mum or dad. Do not go off on your own. Hold hands with mum or dad. Listen to the grown up.

Maths:

There are 10 green frogs on lily pads in the jungle river.

8 green frogs went for a swim.

How many green frogs are left on the lily pads?

Try to solve this problem by counting backwards!

Write the number sentence using ‘-‘ and ‘=’

Task: Physical Development:

Pretend to be the different animals in the book. Fly like a butterfly, jump like a monkey, stomp like an elephant, slither like a snake. Try moving to different pieces of music – how does the pace of the music affect how you move?

Just Dance Music

Get in Touch

Visit our Contact Us page to find out the best way to get in touch with Starbank School, or fill in the contact form.