Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary

Home Learning - Reception Class


Homework 5th May 2017

This week, the children have been learning about planting seeds and have been writing instructions about how to plant a seed.


In maths this week, we have been practising subtraction. We have sung songs about 5 speckled frogs and 5 currant bun and used our fingers and cubes to work out the answer to ‘take away’ questions. We have been using the maths vocabulary around subtraction: take away, count, how many, less, how many are left.

This week, we received an email that let us know that children in our class have collectively answered over 5000 questions on IXL. Thank you to everyone who is accessing the site. We hope you are finding it fun and helpful. If you are having any problems logging in. Please let us know so that we can check your child’s login details have been entered correctly on the system.


We have been practising blending for reading and segmenting for spelling using the phase 2 and 3 phonemes and focussing on the high frequency words from phase 2 and 3. The homework sheets for this week are handwriting practise sheets that include the ‘curly caterpillar’ letters – those which involve curved strokes. Don’t forget the letter formation booklet to help your child as they are doing their handwriting.


If you have not yet returned your child’s consent form for the trip to woodlands farm, please do so.

Thank you for the fantastic frog lifecycle models that we have on display in the classroom. We are very impressed with the creativity we have seen!

A letter went home yesterday about our online learning journal for your child. This is a system that we started using last year and this is the first time we have asked parents to contribute to these online journals. If you have any problems logging on or adding comments or observations to the Tapestry journal, please let us know so that we can address any glitches or give you a demo.


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Adkinson & Mrs Simpson