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Hi Reception,
We hope you are all well and continuing to keep busy and enjoy your time at home with your family. The weather has been wonderful over the last few days, we hope you have been making the most of it!

Keep sending in your photographs, updating us on what you have been getting up to – it really does brighten our days!

Miss Innes & Mrs Pfupa x


This week we are going to be focusing on the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ We do not have this book at home with us, so instead we have attached the youtube link below where you will find it.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Amazon.co.uk: Carle, Eric: Books

Task:  Can you make a fact book of the life cycle of a butterfly? Your book should include the four stages – The egg, the caterpillar, the chrysalis/cocoon and the butterfly. Write words or sentences to go with your pictures. As always, we would love to see your work.  butterflylifecyclergb


Extension: Research other life cycles, for example, a sunflower, a frog, a chicken. 

Phonics with Miss Innes

  • Please continue to practise and recognise the letter sounds we have previously learnt . Use the sound mat below to support formation. 
  • Practise your letter sounds daily with Miss Innes, using the video below. Remember if you are forming them on paper to make sure you whoosh up! Ask your parent/carer to write down some green words for you to sound out and read.
  • Please remember to access the Read, Write, Inc website as there are lots of free resources and tips to support the teaching of phonics at home.( https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/ )


This week we are learning number 19. 

To do: 

  • Watch numberblocks episode 19 – click on the blue writing to watch. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ck4ya (Parents please be aware of the adverts before the episode begins)
  • Practise counting to 19 and back again to 0. 
  • Practise writing number 19 in your books, can you draw number 19  numberblock? – Remember the correct formation – ‘Start at the top and down we run, that’s the way we make a 1.’ ‘Make a loop and then a line. That’s the way we make a 9.

TASK: The Hungry Caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. Did you know butterflies are symmetrical? Symmetrical means they are the same on both sides.

Can you make a symmetrical picture or pattern? Fold a piece of paper in half and whatever you draw on one side, make sure you draw it on the other. You could make a symmetrical butterly, shape, face or anything you can think of!

FREE This is a center or a cut and paste activity for early learners focusing on shapes and the concept of symmetry It has a butterflies insects or spring theme and is in. Butterfly Life Cycle, Butterfly Shape, Butterfly Cards, Symmetry Activities, Preschool Activities, Preschool Math, Kindergarten Math, Maths, Spring Theme


Understanding of the World

It’s the 1st June and Summer has officially arrived! Summer is one of the four Seasons of the year. Since starting reception we have seen the other three, which are: Autumn, Winter and Spring. What makes summer different and special? Can you make a Summer poster with everything you know about Summer. You could draw pictures and you might like to find a few interesting facts about Summer by using the internet. Ask a grown up to help you. 

Beautiful Background Of The Word Hello Summer With Watercolor ...

Mini mash - Thameside Primary SchoolThere has been some fantastic work saved in the trays this week on ‘Mini Mash,‘ and it is great to see how many of you have been able to access it.  The drawings and stories were brilliant! 

For those who have not accessed Purple Mash yet, follow the link below. When you login, it should now take you straight to ‘Mini Mash.‘ We have created each of the children a tray with their name on. When you complete an activity it should give you the option to put your work inside your tray. We will be able to view what you have been getting up to. 


Cultural Capital

Burj Khalifa  

The Burj Khalifa is a building in the country called Dubai. It holds the world record for being the tallest tower in the world. It measures a huge 828 metres.

Could you try making a tower? You could use blocks, paper cups, cushions or anything else you could find at home.

If you have a ruler or tape measure you could measure how tall your tower is. We would love to see your pictures. 


The days of the week are part of the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ Do you know the days of the week in order? Use this song to help you. 

Home Learning Gallery

A video full of rainbows to brighten up your day. Enjoy! Star Cutouts Ltd Rainbow Cardboard Cut Out Party Scene Decoration ...
*Please continue to send, there is still time to add the photos to the video. 

It really has been wonderful to see photographs of the children this week. It has brightened up our week! Please keep sending them to office@southbankprimary.co.uk so we can continue to share. 

What a busy week of learning you have had Lotty! We are looking forward to seeing your Broccoli show when we return to school. Keep up the hard work! 

  Image previewAnother busy week for you Talina, fantastic writing this week and it is great to see you planting your potatoes. Your bike ride looked fun too! Keep up the hard work! 

We look forward to hearing your story about manners soon Freya. We are happy to see you being so keen to continue your learning at home! A big well done for your WOW moment this week – sleeping in your own bed. We are so proud of you. 

Thank you for the photos this week Hanaw, it is lovely to see you so happy and keeping busy! Keep up the hard work :). 

Wow Bella! You have been working so hard. Well done! Please keep the photos coming, we love to see what you have been doing to keep busy at home  
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A lovely picture of Elise and her sister enjoying time at home. 


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We hope you are all keeping busy and safe! We can’t wait to see you all soon.
Miss Innes & Mrs Pfupa 🙂

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