Home learning for Reception - Wrens

Week Beginning 6th July

Dear Wrens Parents and Children,

Welcome to Week 6 of Term 6. Whether you are now at home or in school we will all be working on the same activities throughout the week.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions or need any support.

Mrs Pontefract & Mrs Pratt




Phase 4:

Practice reading the word “children” - I expect you have seen this in your reading books

Play countdown- how fast can you read these words:

Blend, stunt, crust, tramp, grunt

Play Fill the Blanks

(drift, slept, skunk, blink)

Write the sentences: “I like crisps” “He had a drink of milk”


Phase 4: Practise writing the word ‘my’

Read the words: drank, blank, trunk, crust. You may need to sound them out gradually to help you.

Can you write these words independently when your grown up says them:

Spark, traps, stomp, shrink

Write the sentence: The children shrank

And now draw a picture to go with it.

Have a go at this tricky word story activity: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-5787-phase-4-tricky-word-spotter-story


Phase 4: Practise reading and writing tricky words

Play fill the blanks (prowl, scoop, frown, crisp, stand, scrunch)

Phase 4 tricky word wordsearch: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-254125-phase-4-tricky-words-word-search

Ph 4 tricky word wordsearch.pdf


Phase 4: Read these words:

Drown, drink, stink, plank, thank, stamp

Write these words when your adult says them: trust, brand, frost, blend, grasp

Choose a game to play on Phonics Play using Phase 4.




Use ‘Teach Your monster to read’ (website & app available)

Or: Oxford Owl (free sign up and access to ebooks including Biff & Chip ones)

Listen to the story of Nobot - The Robot with no Bottom by Sue Hendra


Draw a story map to tell the story of No bot


Imagine what it is like to be No-Bot.

How do you think he feels? What do you think Bernard says? What do you think Bernard thinks?


Can you make up a new page for the story where Bernard’s bottom is used by different animals?


Have a close look at Bernard.

What do you think all the buttons on his chest do?

Can you design your own robot and label what all the different buttons and dials make it do?


Write a few sentences and draw some pictures to describe an adventure for the robot you designed yesterday.


Well done to those of you playing on Numbots. Please do remember that this is designed to be played little and often, so just 5 minutes at a time four or five times a week. Each section aims for the children to develop their understanding of the concept before they move on :-)


Play filling in a blank number line 0-10 or 11-20.

Discuss- if 20 goes here, where will 18 go? If 12 is here, where will 15 go? Etc.

GIve your child two 10 frames.

They throw a dice and collect that many objects. How many more do you need to get 10? How many have you got? Winner is the first one to get 20. Make sure that you question the children so that they begin to recognise teen numbers are made of 1 ten and a part of ten.


Ask the children to listen carefully and stop if they hear something wrong. Use a puppet to count forwards and make deliberate mistakes - repeated numbers, numbers in the wrong place or omitted numbers. Children try to spot the mistakes!


Show the children the part-whole model with either one of the parts or the whole missing. Encourage the children to either draw a picture or use their fingers to help them explain how they know what is missing. Start with number bonds to 5 then if they understand to 10

How do you know? Can you show me on your fingers?

Give children part whole models with missing parts or whole ask the children to work out which number is missing. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/part-whole-number-bonds-to-10-activity-t-m-31042


Provide a collection of items. Encourage children to estimate how many first - and to arrange the items on to 10 frames as they count to help them see the full 10 and part of the next 10. Then match the numerals to the frames so that the children understand the one stands for one ten. Repeat with a different number of items.

Play teen number bingo.


Make a robot using only shapes.

Can you make a 3D one?

Learning Journey


Make a card for your Year 6 buddy to say thank you and goodbye as they move onto secondary school. Please include a picture you have drawn of you together on the front and some writing inside.

Please upload two clear photos to Tapestry so we can print the images in school (One of your drawing, one of your writing) :-)


Listen to I am a Robot. Can you join in and make up your own robot dance?


Join in with the robot rhythm song




Make your own robot hand

The EYFS science experiment: DIY Robot Hand By Kaplan

In a nutshell: This STEM activity is ideal for children from the age of three and comes with a rewarding finish to tickle their imaginations. At the same time,the actual activity will test their engineering skills while it develops hand-eye coordination and provides insight into the anatomy that provides function and mobility to the hand.

What you need:





How you do it: Through a simple series of cutting, pasting, and threading tasks, children can easily put together this hand. You may wish to give each child a page that already contains little marks as a guide for where they should stick their pieces of straws.

To make it safer, you could provide pre-cut straw pieces. The children will love to thread the string through the straws, you can explain to them that the snake has to go through all of the tunnels.


Paint a robot!

Other Learning

Have a go at Number 32: Play hide and seek