Year R – Thursday 26th March

Good Morning Penguins, Puffins and Parrots!

We hope you were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine yesterday and you enjoyed your PE activity. Which roll was your favourite? 

Yesterday we sent out a ‘letter’ to you via Tapestry so hopefully you’ve all received them? You can reply on there if you want to!

Grown-ups, we’d love to receive one Tapestry from every child every day if possible – we miss seeing their faces! It can just be a photo or two about what they’ve been up to that day so no need to always add a comment or explanation. 

As the ‘Recognition Points’ system (or RPs as we refer to them at school) aren’t being used at the moment, we thought it would be motivating for the children to use a different system while at home. So, we are introducing ‘Rainbow Points’! We will award rainbow points via Tapestry for excellent Home Learning activities, examples of the children demonstrating our Learning Behaviours at home or Christian Values (reminders of these were attached to our Tapestry letters yesterday.) 

Reminder – the password for the videos we are posting each day in the ‘Video Resources’ section at the bottom of the page is the same password each time, it doesn’t change daily. You will have received it via text on the 18th March from school. 

Have a great day!

Year R Team 

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password or need some help.

You can continue to use Tapestry to share your child’s work. Please only upload one post a day. You can either choose one activity or put all the activities you complete on one post.

We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!


The children in Year R are very rarely asked to work independently, particularly when writing. It is expected that they will need adult support to get started on all of the tasks we set for them here, and continue to need it throughout their activity. 

However, we want to continue to build their independence, so encourage them to use resources which can help them be independent like sound cards, letter formation cards for handwriting etc. 


Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities with you. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child.

There is absolutely no expectation that you get all, if any of these activities completed each day. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

  • Counting and sorting objects – count accurately and sort by colour/size/shape
  • Reading on Oxford Owl– you’ll need to create a parents account for this.
  • Handwriting – tracing over your alphabet card and name.
  • Keywords – practise these everyday (use those you have already but look out for our upcoming resources download page – coming soon!)
  • Phonics Play -sign in for free – Username: march20 Password: home.
  • Teach Your Monster To Read– the computer version is free.
  • Numberblocks Games on cBeebies.
  • Practise your Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds with Mrs Baird. Click here.

English – Where’s My Teddy?

Watch today’s story read to you by Mrs Hearn. You can find it in the video resources section at the bottom of this post. The password is the same one every day, which was sent out via text on 18th March. 

Now see if you can answer these questions:

  • How do the characters in the story feel?  Scared, happy, excited? 
  • Why do you think they all ran off at the end?
  • What toys and teddies are special to you? Why are they special?
  • What special things do you enjoy doing with your special toy/teddy?

Can you have a teddy bear’s picnic with your special toy/teddy? Write an invitation to your teddy or the people you live with inviting them to your picnic! You can design your own or use a template like this Year R – Teddy Bears Picnic invitation

Maths – 10 little aliens

Today we are going to be practising taking away one at a time. Collect 10 objects which can be ‘aliens’ before you begin. 

Listen to this clip of the song to get you started: it’s very easy!

Can you take away 1 each time as you sing the song? Can you explain what happened each time? e.g. “There was 1 less each time / 1 alien went away / I took away 1 alien” 

Art – Easter Basket

Can you design a basket for the Easter Bunny?

Either make a 3D basket out of paper (see Year R – How to make a paper basket) or colour in a 2D basket picture Year R Easter basket template.

Which colours do you think the Easter Bunny would like to use? I wonder if you could use a pattern in your basket? Ca you decorate it with symbols of Easter?

How many eggs do you think the basket would hold?

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

Enjoy your day!