YR Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 20th September

1. Phonics

2. English

3. Maths

4. Topic



1. Phonics

What an exciting week this is! You are going to start learning letters and the sounds they make. This will help you read and write words in English.

We are starting a new phonics scheme called Floppy’s Phonics. We will be learning some new sounds and the code (letters) they are spelt with and also recapping some of the sounds we already know and their code (letters). This week we are learning the letters and sounds for s a t p.


To access the Floppy’s Phonics lessons, you will need your Oxford Owl login. (This will be on the back of your diary.) Then, go to- “Floppy’s Phonics Extra Practice Zone”. Scroll down and to find the right number book you need to work on.

In English we are reading the story of Oi Frog!


Lesson 1: Book 1 s


How many things in your house begin with the sound s? Can you take photos of the things you find and add them to Tapestry?


Lesson 2: Book 1 a


Can you draw some pictures of things that begin with the sound a? We would love to see your drawings, take a photo and add it to Tapestry.


Lesson 3: Book 1 t


Play this game- https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/odd-sound-out?phase=2# click the pictures to hear the words. Which is the odd one out?


Lesson 4: Book 1 t


Become a robot to learn how to segment words into their sounds. Here is a video to show you how to segment/robot talk words- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leN3Vf7wTSU



2. English

This week we are going to start our learning on the story Oi Frog!


We learn to retell stories orally by adding actions and repeating it throughout the day to help us remember the sequence. Below is the text map (story in pictures) which you can use to help you retell the story. We have linked the written story for adults to have as a prompt; we aren’t expecting the children to read the printed story! 

Can you make a poster of all the characters in the story?


3. Maths

In maths this week, there are lessons to watch with a follow up activity to complete. Click the link below to take you to the week 1 learning from White Rose.

Just Like Me - Week 1 | White Rose Maths


Lesson 1

Can you chant forwards and backwards from 0-10. Watch these videos to help you-




We have been looking closely at objects and shapes at school and talking about what is the same and what is different. Can you cut out these buttons and work out which ones match?


Lesson 2

We have been learning to subitise. Can you say the amount you see without counting?

Subitize Rock (soo-bi-tize) | Math Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann - YouTube

Now, can you match the pictures to the numerals up to 5? How many sunflowers are there? How many pine cones?



4. Topic

Lesson 1: This week we are meeting all the staff who work in Reception. Have a look at the linked poster and familiarise yourself with the faces and the names. PDF link


Lesson 2: We are learning about how to be kind and gentle, and how we must have kind hands.

Can you think of ways you can be kind and gentle? Talk to an adult about all the things you could do to be kind.

Watch this story about how to be kind in school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPO7P1gHAmo