Home Learning W/C 22.06.2020

Hello, please see below for the home learning for this week.


Literacy – Writing speech bubbles of what the bee might say to the animals and children keeping him awake. Literacy Template Monday

Maths – Sorting 2D shapes and 3D shapes. Discuss that 2D shapes are flat and 3D shapes are fat. See if the children can sort them out. You can print and cut up this poster T-N-4502-2D-and-3D-Shapes-Poster_ver_2 or you can find shapes around the house and sort into 3D/2D. We are using shapes and hoops to sort.

P.E – We have been practising our rolling skills by playing a game of French Boules. We roll a ball into the middle. We then try and roll our balls to get the closest we can. The closest ball is the winner. It really gets the children to focus on the force they use to roll the ball.


Literacy – We are going to lose a bee! Then write missing posters describing the bee, we are then going to ‘send’ the posters out so the village are aware there is a missing sleepy bumblebee somewhere! Missing Bee Poster

Maths – Sorting everyday objects into shapes.  Look at the following PowerPoint of everyday shapes we can see, then sort the objects into the correct shape.


P.E –  Cosmic Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnlDBKD2S78&safe=true


Literacy – Using our adverbs from last week to write sentence.

Maths – I spy 3D sheets – can you spot the shapes and count how many of each there are?

Checklist I Spy

Science – Make this life cycle of a bee wheel and then make a lifecycle of another animal of choice. T-T-12063-Bee-Life-Cycle-Spin-Wheel_ver_2


Literacy: Read one of these texts – Bee reading Non-Chron – depending on which one suits your child best. Then use this template to box up the facts under the correct subtitle. boxing up

Maths – Properties of 3D shapes sheet – 3D Shapes Properties Table Activity Sheet

Art – Paper plate flowers –


Literacy: Use the boxing up from yesterday to complete the non-chronological report on your chosen bee. non chron template

Maths: Make 3D shapes with lollysticks/straws and playdough/blu-tac.


Afternoon – Make 3D net fish! T-N-2991-3D-Shape-Fish


Home Learning W/C 15.6.20

Hello, please see below for the home learning for this week.

MondayLiteracy Template Monday

We are writing sentences about things that might keep us up at night ready for our new story map ‘Sleepy Bumblebee’

Maths – Positional Language – Watch the video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idJYhjGyWTU&safe=true

Then let your child hide an object at home around the house. Then they can describe where it is using positional language to help you find it!

P.E – Catching, bouncing and rolling a ball – practise these skills.

Tuesday –

Literacy – Create a story map to learn the next story, parents or child can draw it – also making up actions. Our new story on this link – Sleepy bumble bee story text

Maths – 2D shapes – watch this video – https://youtu.be/WTeqUejf3D0

Cut and stick the shapes to recreate the shape pictures on this document.2D shape pictures Then if you want to make your own pictures out of shapes!

P.E –   Creating fitness circuits for the family and timing yourself to complete the fitness circuit. We are using hurdles, hockey dribble, cones to run in and out of, bear crawls and star jumps. The children will complete the course twice and try and beat their first time! If they do I will put 5 points on their house point charts!

Wednesday – Literacy – Likes and dislikes grid for the new story map – likes and dslikes

Maths – 2D shape hunt -can you draw objects in your house that are the same shape as the ones on this sheet. 2D shapes

Science – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta154f5Rp5Y&safe=true

Watch the video and see if you can write down some facts you have learned about bees.


Literacy – Discuss the words on the sheet below, see if you can find out their meanings and find other words that mean the same thing. Record your answers on this sheet. Sleepy bumblebee vocab

Maths – Find some shapes, make your own or cut some printed shapes out. See if you can sort them into categories based on their properties.

Art – Look at the Artwork ‘The Snail’ by Henri Matisse. see if you can imitate this piece at home. You can use chalk, paper, paint or pens! Can you see the snail shape?


Literacy – Discuss the adverbs in the story. Act out some adverbs and write a bag full of new adverbs you can think of. Use the swag bag here to help write down adverbs from the story on one side, and new adverbs you know on the other side.

Maths – See if you can crayon over shapes underneath your paper, when you colour the shapes the sides will automatically be darker, see if you can then count how many sides that shape has.

PHSE – Write a list of things that make you happy and things that make you unhappy, discuss them with your adult.


Amazing home schooling work!

I know every single one of you have had a challenging and equally an amazing week home schooling your little ones. I am so proud of every Reception child and parent for watching the videos I post and completing the activities with an open mind! You really are the best! Take a look at all you’ve achieved so far!

Week commencing March 30th

Please make sure you’re checking Tapestry daily. We are so fortunate to have this platform to communicate. Everyday, I will post a video of myself teaching a Literacy activity as well as a Maths for you to do at home. I hope you’re enjoying them. They will also be uploaded onto the school YouTube channel. It has been lovely phoning you all and seeing your uploads onto Tapestry of all your activities, adacamic and non-academic. Parents, thank you all for your support, seeing how amazing you have been has made me even more proud of our Cogenhoe community. I wonder if any of you fancy a career change into teaching when this is all over?

Keep safe everyone,

Miss Noble


Dear Parents/Carers,

As you know, we are currently experiencing situations, which we have never encountered before. I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you all for your support. The structure of the school day remains the same, and all lessons are still continuing as usual. However, we are aware some children are not currently attending school due to self-isolation.

With this in mind, I would encourage you to continue reading at home and to use the Numbots logins previously given to you to support your child with Maths. Below are a list of websites with various activities that could support your child with their learning.


Please use the login
Username: march20
Password: home



We hope you are staying safe and well in the meantime and if we can support you any further please let us know.

Thank you,
Early Years Team



Jack and the beanstalk

Reception came in to see a magical delivery. We had a special note passed to us by a mystery guest with 5 magic beans inside. The children predicted what they think it might grow into. The next day, when the children arrived we had another mystery guest who had left his mark in our classroom. A GIANT!! The magic beans had turned into a beanstalk and the giant had set up his new castle in our classroom! The children have done lots of literacy, we learnt our new story map, we wrote our likes and dislikes about the story, whether we would climb the beanstalk or not and why and also writing sentences about different types of giants! We have also been working hard in our Maths, we have learnt the skill of doubling, and have also started our skill of statistics. The children used the jellybeans to create graphs to see which colour is the most popular. As if that wasn’t enough, we also had our own special eggs to take care of. They weren’t golden but they did hatch into newborn chicks. The children have fed them, provided them with water and also held them! It was such a lovely experience for the children to have. We have also been created our own beanstalks on the art table and designing our own eggs. Outside, the children have even been creating traps for the giant using our construction blocks. We’ve had a great start to the unit.

Take a walk Little Bear

We are now finishing our unit Take a walk Little Bear, the children have been innovating their own stories ready to write which they have been doing this final week. We used our text map to do our own take a walk Little Reception, we walked around the village to see what we would see on our walk and then use adjectives to describe them. The amount the children are Writing has blew us away but they have been loving it! We have also been working on our skill of ‘halving’. The children had to halve numbers and objects to ensure they were shared into two equal parts. We also estimated how many cubes would fit inside our bear prints! It’s been very busy but a great end to our unit. We also looked at 3D shapes, we went on a shape hunt around the school and then sorted real life objects into 3D shapes. We also read some facts about different types of bears to expose the children to non-fiction texts. We then used these to make posters about the bears before writing our own non-chronological reports about our favourite bear.  Chinese New Year also needed its own celebration, therefore, we tasted noodles with sauce and also made Chinese lanterns and firework art. I wonder what our next unit could be…

Take a walk little bear.

Welcome back! We may have been busy at Christmas but we’ve been even busier in Reception. On the first day of school a bear had been in our room, he’d made a bear cave but then got lost around the school. So…. we obviously went on a bear hunt. We asked all the children and staff but no one had seen it. Therefore, we decided to make missing posters to display around the school so we could keep reminding people what he looked like.

The next day he left us a story and we created a story map from this text. Since learning the story ‘Take a walk little Bear’ we have looked at vocabulary, verbs, adjectives and we have also been writing what we like and dislike about the story.

In Maths, we have been investigating shape, we started with 2D shapes and have been looking at naming them and recognising them using their properties to identify them accurately. We matched the properties to the the shape, made shapes with lolly sticks and sorted 2D from 3D. Were now moving on to 3D shapes and being able to name them.

We have also learnt that bears are very good climbers, so we have been practising our climbing skills during P.E.



The Enormous Turnip!

This unit of work has been really amazing from the children. They have started a full unit, looking at new vocabulary, grammar rules as well as innovating their own story. First of all we had some mystery seeds delivered to Reception. We wrote about what we think they may grow into. After planting them we soon realised they grew into a turnip, this turnip got bigger and bigger every day! Enormous in-fact. First we started by creating a whole vegetable market, we chopped the vegetables, sold the vegetables in our market once we learnt about money in Maths. We also wrote lists of what we would buy rather than a turnip. After that, we weighed the vegetables, measured their lengths and estimated how many we had. We wrote what we likes about the story and what we didn’t like, we also sequenced the story and wrote 5 people we would ask to help us. We then wrote our innovated versions this week!



Week to WOW!

This week was our week to wow! The theme was space. In Reception, we made our own rockets, passports and flying saucers with an aliens inside. We also ordered stars and completed our planet puzzles with our number knowledge. We also watched a space shuttle launch on the IWB, then wrote our own lists of what we would take with us if we went to space.

Gingerbread Man

Our last text map for the our first term was ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We decorated gingerbread Ben with the correct amount of buttons to test our number recognition. As well as this, we also started our first attempt of innovating our text! They were amazing. Of course, we made,decorated and ate our own gingerbread men as well. We also painted our own gingerbread with puffy ginger paint,and matched the gingerbread men pictures to the correct phonics sounds!


After this, we then moved onto looking at the story map Goldilocks and the three bears we match the best of the correct colours we practice writing our phonics sounds in porridge we also practised making porridge and eating it to see if we liked it or not we also discussed what would be healthy to put on porridge and what would not be healthy.  We then wrote instructions on how to make porridge in case any of our grown-ups wanted to make it and didn’t know how to, including which equipment we needed and how many minutes to cook it for .  We also sorted our bears and pom-poms into small, medium and large.

The Three Little Pigs

Our next Talk4Writing text was The Three Little Pigs. This week we completed our first Welly Work session! We collected all natural resources and made sure that the children couldn’t blow their newly built houses down. We ordered our piggies from 0-20 for our Maths, as well as making sure we recognised numerals and matched the correct quantity of bricks to our pigs. We also wrote some shopping lists of what materials we would need to build some better houses for the Three Little Pigs! Last of all we got messy with our pig sty in the outdoor area! We rescued, played and cleaned the little pigs out of their muddy bog.


This week we started our first Talk4Writing text map of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The children learnt the story and actions using our hand drawn story map. They practised reciting the story map, teaching their friends and also drawing their own. Outside, they started to make a prison for the Wolf in the construction area, they worked as a team to move logs, blocks and tyres! Not to mention we made our own cookies just like Little Red Riding Hood had! We also done some Maths addition using the subitising on the cookies!


Welcome to Reception

First of all, a huge welcome to all the new and existing families that have started their journey with Cogenhoe! This week was our first week of half days! We have settled really well and have made lots of new friends. We have looked at our new classroom and starting discovering the school rules. The children have been self-registering, writing their names and also been nominated to be snack and milk helpers to establish routines for this. It’s like they’ve been here forever! We are feeling very lucky to have such a lovely class!