Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary

Home Learning - Reception Class

Homework 25th January 2019


Dear Parents

This week we have continued learning the story of Chinese New Year. The children are learning the story using a story map and actions. Perhaps ask them if they can remember any of it to show you – it is early days so they may find it hard to remember at the moment. Also this week we read the story of the Gingerbread Man, another character who needs to cross a river! After hearing the story, the children were asked to think about why the Gingerbread Man needed help to cross the river – what if he had fallen in? We put different foods, including a Gingerbread Man, in water to see what would happen to them over time and the children have been recording their observations.

In RE we continued our Special Places unit by thinking about what a Church is and key things we might see in a Church. The class went to the church to look at particular things such as the stained glass windows, the font, candles, the altar, the bell, the organ etc. This will help them with work we will do about the Church in the coming weeks.

Phonics & Reading

We are currently revising all Set 1 and Set 2 sounds, so everything we have learnt so far. In daily phonics lessons the children are practising reading words which use these sounds and also sounding out, spelling and writing words.

Guided reading has continued as usual. Please keep up with reading at home and please remember to make a note in your child’s reading record when you read with them. Regular practise at home really does make a difference.


This week our maths focus has been on using the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’, where the children have been looking at groups of objects and identifying which has more or fewer than the other. They have done this in various ways including using a balance scale to more and less or fewer. Also this week we have been learning about ‘one more than’. The children have been looking at number lines and how they are used and have taken part in different activities to make sure they understand the concept that one more than is adding one or moving up to the next number.


Thank you for your support.


Mrs Joyce & Mrs Simpson