Good morning reception Class,

I am missing you all so much but I hope that you are all safe and well and have had a good weekend.

After two weeks of working on Traditional Tales, I thought it would be good to do something a little different for the next two weeks. This week, all of our learning is based on the famous story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. I have photocopied the story and included it in your pack which should have arrived through the post.

Firstly, enjoy reading ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ story. Identify the different food that the caterpillar eats. Discuss with your mummy or daddy or an older brother or sister the foods that you like best/least. What are your favourite Christmas foods and birthday party foods too? I would like you to draw pictures of some of your favourite foods in either the green or the orange book and then write a caption about each meal. Colour the food in very neatly and carefully, making sure they are all the right colour. I don’t want to see any purple peas or red chips!

The next thing that I want you to do is talk with somebody about why animals, including humans, need to eat and drink. List all of your ideas in the green book. Think about your pets or your favourite animals and the foods they like to eat. Write some sentences about this in the green book too.

Maths - The maths topic this week is all about time. We don’t really learn to tell the time in Reception class as you are too young but we do learn all about the order or sequence of things and knowing that we do things in a certain order. You have to learn the days of the week so it is good that we are reading ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ as the days of the week are part of the story. The maths activity that I would like you to do today is learning the days of the week. Look for the sheet that says:

‘Days of the Week - Yesterday and Tomorrow’ at the top. I want your mummy or daddy to draw a chart like this one in your orange book. You need to write the days of the week in the right order in the middle column and then write the day that goes before it (yesterday) and the day that goes after it (tomorrow) in the columns on either side. Make sure you copy the spellings without making any mistakes as you have to learn how to spell these words this week too. Make sure it’s in your very best handwriting please.

Now look for the sheet that says ‘Maths: Uses Everyday Language Related to Time.’

At the bottom of the sheet is the instructions on how to play ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ I want you to play this game with somebody or everybody in your house. It’s a great game and you should have a lot of fun.

Finally I want you to go on the Oxford Owl website and read some more Oxford Level

1+ books. Some of you may want to move onto Oxford Level 2 which is great, but don’t do this until you are really ready. The link is

Please try and watch a Read Write Inc Speed Sound Lesson before you finish for the day.

Have a great day everyone!

Mrs Abram

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