Squirrels R/1

Home Learning – anja.noble@corringham.lincs.sch.uk

Please keep sending me photos of you involved in your learning or other activities!! It is really lovely to see you doing such amazing things!!

The National Oak Academy    https://www.thenational.academy/

The National Oak Academy provides learning sessions for Reception for English, Maths and Foundation subjects. There are face to face teacher led videos which take the children through the learning. If you choose to access these you will need to support your child throughout the video and learning activities. Lessons are set every day and follow a sequential pattern so I would recommend starting with Monday’s lesson and working through the week. Some of the lessons require resources, but these should be easily accessible from around the house.

Home Learning Timetable wc 18.05.20


Mon – focus on ‘air’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcHIX2xK–A

‘air’ phoneme

Wed – focus on ‘ir’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ta_KKUU-98

‘ir’ phoneme

Fri – Play the treasure game!!  Buried-Treasure-Phonics-Game

You can either print off the pages provided or make your own. Get your child to choose a ‘coin’ and read the word. All the words have the ‘air’ or ‘ir’ sound. Ask your child if the word is a real word or a silly word. If the word is real, they put it in the treasure chest. If the word is silly they put the word in the rubbish bin. As an extra challenge, you could ask your child to say a sentence using each of the real words.

Maths – Every day challenge!! Can you count to 100 from the number your mummy or daddy gives you e.g. Mummy says 35, you start on 36, 37, 38, 39, 40………100.

Mon – Watch these Numberblocks episodes to find out more about numbers to 100.



Tues – Finding patterns to 100.  Children find/ colour in patterns on 1-100 grids, e.g. they could colour the 10s numbers, or all the numbers with a 5 in them, or all the numbers where the digits add up to 1o. Encourage them to look for and describe their own patterns as well. Questions you could ask –  Do you recognise any special numbers on the grid (e.g. house number/ age/ bus numbers etc.) What’s special about the numbers you have coloured in?  What pattern do they make? 

For this activity you can either print this 100 square 100 number square  or use the number square here on Top Marks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares  (click on 1-100)

Thurs – Missing numbers. Can you work out the missing numbers in this 100 square. There are two versions to choose from.

Easier/less numbers to fill in – Dinosaur-Themed-Missing-Numbers-Number-Square-1-100

Trickier/more numbers to fill in minibeast-missing-numbers-number-squares-_ver_1

Fri – Play Helicopter Rescue on Top Marks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue (click on find a number, direct, 1-100)


Listen to this story written and read by Tom Fletcher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHx_kn6MG7k

Draw your own monster and write 3 sentences about it. Here are some examples –

It has_______skin.

My monster smells of_______.

My monster has _____fur and ______scales.


Can you make your monster out of recycled materials…? You could use cereal boxes, toilet rolls, yoghurt pots, bottle tops….the list is endless!! I’d love to see photos of these!!!!

Look at all the amazing activities the Squirrels are doing while they are staying home….

Home Learning Timetable wc 11.05.20

Phonics Links –

This week we will review ‘ar’ and ‘or’. For each sound there is a video to watch and a sound/word sheet. Encourage your child to watch the video and then have a look at the corresponding sound/word sheet. Can your child read all the words? Can they say/write a sentence using the different words? Can they think of ay more words which use the focus sounds?

Tues – ‘ar’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXBQDsgRuMo

RWI phonics ar

Fri – ‘or’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm9PRHDJlv4

RWI phonics or

Maths Links –

This week we will work on one more and one less than a given number. There are two activities here and also a 2Do on Purple Mash. I have also provided a number line for children to look at should they need it. Numbers-0-to-20-Numberline

Mon – One-More-or-One-Less-Flowers-Counting

Wed – Find One More or One Less Than

Reading/Writing Links – The Three Little Pigs

This week we will focus on the Three Little Pigs. I have provided a PowerPoint story for you to look at with your child. If you have a copy of the story at home then please feel free to read that as well or instead of using the PowerPoint. Once you have read the story together, see if your child can answer the questions about the story. Use the PowerPoint or your own book to prompt them with the answers if they are not sure.


The 3 Little Pigs questions.pub

Now you know the story really well, why not try one of these activities…

Sequence the story using the pictures provided and then write a sentence under each one to tell the story in your own words. the-three-little-pigs-story-sequencing

Use the pictures to finish the story map of The 3 Little Pigs, once it’s finished, use the map to tell your grown up the story in your own words. the-three-little-pigs-cut-and-stick-story-map

Topic Links – Materials

Linking to the story of the Three Little Pigs, take a look at different materials. First, have a look at this PowerPoint and see if you can work out what the objects are made from.

Material Presentation

Then see if you can use your knowledge of materials to group and sort the materials on these worksheets. You don’t have to complete them all!!

Grouping Materials

Home Learning Timetable wc 04.05.20

Phonics Links –

This we are reviewing the short and long ‘oo’ sound.

Mon – Watch Alphablocks episode with a focus on ‘oo’. Series 3, episode 18.


Wed – Long-Short-Oos-Word-Cards  If possible print the words out and get your child to read each one. After they have read it sort the word into the correct group ‘short oo’ as in book, look, cook or ‘long oo’ as in pool, food, moon.

If you can’t print the words, maybe your child could copy them and then sort them into the two groups.

Maths Links – If you haven’t looked already, check out Numbots! All parents received an email regarding this last week.

This week we will practise our number bonds to 10.

Tues – Sing a long to the Number Bond rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74-_3WSrD0

Thurs – Ladybird number bonds Number-Bonds-to-Ten-Ladybird

Reading/writing/topic – VE Day celebrations

Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. It is important that we share these events with out children, talk about why we are celebrating, who we are remembering or honoring and why. Mrs Watt Jones has already set a challenge via the FaceBook Corringham updates page but here are a few more ideas that you might like to explore with you children.

Look through this VE Day PowerPoint. VE-Day-Powerpoint

Talk about the pictures with your child. What can they see? What do they think is happening? How do they think the people feel? Look for similarities and differences between the past and now – what has changed?

If anyone in your family was part of WWII, talk to your child about what they did, if possible, talk to the person themselves (remotely).

Other activities you may like to take do –

Design a Medal – can you think of a hero in your family/community? Design a medal for them that shows why they are a hero to you.

Union Jack Template Display Bunting  – print out and colour in some bunting for your VE Day celebrations.

Home Learning Timetable wc 27.04.20

Phonics Links –

This week I would like the children to review their knowledge of some of the Set 2 sounds. Watch the video to review the sound and then have a go at the activity.

Mon – ‘ay’ as in play  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTCP8i4Nwgc

Activity – Roll and Read mat ay   Roll a dice a read the first word on that row. Cross it off if you get it right, then roll again.

Tues – ‘ee’ as in tree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfM7Hz7US0U

Activity – Spot the ee words

Wed – ‘igh’ as in light https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYCR2RZ4ZYY

Activity – My book about igh

Thurs – ‘ow’ as in snow  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPtNBSfCkJA&list=PLFE759D814D8232E8&index=64&t=0s

Activity – ow-phoneme-spotter-story  Read the story and underline or circle any words with the ‘ow’ phoneme in. This is an opportunity to talk about other ways to make the ‘ow’ sound e.g. as in ‘no’ as some of these words appear in the story.

Fri – Phonics Pop  http://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html 

Click on the link which takes you to the home screen of Phonics Pop. Grown ups, on the right hand side please select the following phonemes – ay/ee/igh/ow. Then your child can play the game.

Reading and writing –

Have a go at writing your very own newspaper about what you have been doing while you are staying at home. Use this pack from ‘The Happy Newspaper’ to help you. There is a template and also some other little activities to do as well as lots of happy news!!     The Happy News pack

Maths Links

Just a few activities to have a look at money with your children. Don’t worry if they don’t recognise the coins, that will all come with time….the best way to practise is to buy items in real life….as that is not possible right now, why not set up a ‘snack shack’ at home and ‘charge’ your child/children to come and buy items….!! I’d love to see photos of this!!!

Mon – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game  Click on ‘sorting’ and then ‘sort two coins’. This activity asks children to sort coins into 2 groups e.g. 2p or 10p. Encourage children to look for the number on the coin if they are not sure.

Wed – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game Click on ‘counting’ and then ‘1p to 10p’ This activity requires children to count the total amount of money in the piggy bank. They may need a little help with this one. I would suggest writing the coins down and then focusing on adding the numbers together (using objects to make it easier if you wish). Once they have worked out the total…..children click on the total at the bottom of the screen.

Fri – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money Click on ‘one coin’ and then ‘1p – up to 10p’ This activity is the children going to a toy shop. They will need to put the correct number of coins on to the screen to equal the cost of the toy e.g. car =5p. Child chooses 5 x 1p.

Topic Links

Spend some time in the garden and look for minibeasts and bugs. Use this Bug Hotel link to make somewhere cosy for them to live.

Home Learning Timetable wc 20.04.20

Phonics Links

Mon – ‘i-e’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9JSTYL7vyc

Wed – ‘o-e’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDms5bRsvq4

Fri – ‘u-e’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdfBg1SMFzM

Reading and Writing Links 

Although worksheets and templates are provided for you and child to write on, these will need printing out. If you don’t have access to a printer, then you could just copy the page/do the writing in a notebook or on A4 paper.

Do you like activities.docx

Do you like… story book

Maths Links

There is some requirement to make some resources for these activities but please do it the easiest way possible for you. Also, the number formation sheet does need printing out but if you don’t have a printer then the children could just copy from the screen.

Maths Numbers to 20

Maths Number formation

Maths On and Off the bus

Topic Links

Here are a selection of easy – to – do art activities. Enjoy!


Photos from home learning in Squirrel Class…(sorry some of them are sideways…..but you guys really have been so busy!!)

Timetable week 1 (30.03.2020) 

Home Learning Timetable wc 30.03.20

Phonics Links

Mon – ‘ea’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6F4KRdhqak

Flashcard video – not available

Wed – ‘oi’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRTITdRL_cU

Flashcard video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzCVmpy6uvg

Fri – ‘a-e’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkycxr-joDk

Flashcard video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoSD16T8Puo

Maths Links  

Story video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q35GN23ZFzM






We think these websites are really useful for helping your child to continue their learning at home.

Cbeebies  (especially Numberblocks and Alphablocks!)       Phonics Play             Oxford Owl – interactive books

As parents and carers, you play a really important role in your child’s education. Here are some things you can do at home to help your child

  • Practise new phonemes (sounds) when they are sent home.
  • Listen to your child tell or read a story. This can be the book sent home by school or a book of your child’s choice.
  • Count objects around the home.
  • Look for numbers, letters and words when you are out and about e.g. in the supermarket, car number plates, at the cinema.
  • Encourage your child to practise writing. Get them to write a birthday card, a shopping list, label their toys etc.

Things to do at home

ICT home learning




Hi there, we are the Super Squirrels!

We love to come to school to be with our friends and learn through play and exploration. There are 17 super children in Squirrel class and we are supported by Mrs Jones, Mrs Fillingham and Miss Woodhead.

Look at all the fun Squirrel Class have been up to so far this year…

We love to explore in our outdoor area….in the mud kitchen, the garden, building dens and riding bikes.

We love to use the water pump, use real equipment and be silly with our friends!!


We love to role play and pretend, make music, write and draw, play games together and create amazing buildings!

We are practising our team work skills with Friday Challenges!!

We use Read, Write, Inc at school to help us with reading, writing and spelling and we do ‘super sentences’ every day to support us with handwriting. We love to explore Maths through real life opportunities and activities with the adults.

We think school is cool!

Come back soon to find out more about the different topics we will be exploring.

In Squirrel class, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum using ‘Development Matters in The Early Years Foundation Stage’. Development Matters

Take a look at our curriculum topic overview and newsletter here:

Squirrels EYFS Curriculum Topic Planner 2019 – 2020


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