Pluto (Reception)

Reception Class- Pluto 2020

Welcome to Summer Term 2

We hope you all had a lovely half term break and have enjoyed the sunshine. For the first two weeks we will be focusing on Dinosaurs. Have a look at the activities and choose a few for each week. Feel free to create your own activities around this theme also. These activities would be part of our enhanced provision throughout the week, which would support Maths, Phonics and Literacy.

Week Commencing 8th June 2020


Dinosaur Theme Activities 2 Weeks

Dinosaur colouring in Dinosaur power point preesentation Dinosaur writing activity Half Lined Label the dinosaur Paleontology_Cards Venn Diagram


Literacy Activities- Writing sentences to build up to a story

Watch the following short video clip on Literacy shed and have a go at writing short sentences about what is happenning in the clip. Try and write a new sentence each day.

Phase 3 revision Phonics

This week we will be pausing our usual Phase 4 phonics and revising some of the trikier Phase 3 sounds . Please see planning links below.

08.06.20 phonics phase 3

Resourcse for weekly phonics

Monday Resources

air phoneme spotter differentiated air worksheet read and reveal air

Tuesday Resources

ear phoneme spotter ear real and nonsense

Wednesday Resources

ur picture and words cut up and match

Thursday Resources

er alien words

Friday Resources





Phase 3 Phonics

If your child is finding these quite challenging, please repeat phase 3 sounds and go to the link on You Tube and follow the reception lessons. See below for an example lesson. Another great resource is the website Espresso. If you follow the Espresso link you can also find a range of phase 3 lessons with online activities to support these sounds. There are now 25 lessons you can go through.




See Tapestry for planning and activities


See Tapestry for planning and activities


Reading is still a very important part of your child’s learning. Please continue reading to your child every day and hearing them read. You can use the flash cards or go to some of the online resources previously suggested. Oxford Owl have now added more E- books to their site. Phonics comics is also a good site. Please get in touch with us via Tapestry if you are unsure of your child’s reading level or wish to discuss any books you wish to get your child. Hopefully we can support you with this. Stage 2 links to phase 2. Stages 3 and 4 are linked to phases 3 and 4. These are some of the books you can find on Oxford Owl.

Phonics comics link here-


A typical day at school- timings

Here is a rough timetable of how a typical day in Pluto Class may look. This does not have to be followed at home but may help those who would like a structure.

8:40-9:05- Handwriting/morning writing linked to picture

9:05-9:30- Collective Worship

9:30-10:20- Literacy or Maths focus with provision activities

10:20-10:35- Story and snack

10:35-10:50- Play time

10:50- 11:15- Phonics

11:15-12:00- Continue with Literacy/Maths focus with provision

12:00-1:10- Lunch and outdoor play

1:10-2:20- Topic based Provision or PE or RE

2:20-2:30- Snack and story

2:30-2:45- Outdoor play

2:45- 3:10- Reading activities/hearing individual readers

3:10-3:25 – Story or songs

Many Thanks

Pluto Team; Mrs H Bettiss, Mrs E Board, Mrs L Clark, Mrs C Heron


This is  a list of useful websites, apps and resources that you may want to try with your child while they are at home.  Some of these will then be used for activities advised on Tapestry

Espresso- Whole Curriculum



Super website that covers the whole curriculum.   The phonics units are really useful. It also has excellent topic based activities for your children to explore, with useful video links.

Phonics Play

We use this website a lot in class and the children love playing Buried Treasure and Obb and Bob. This site is allowing parents free access over the next month. Year R focuses on Phase 2, 3 and 4. Phase 4 would be new to the children and would be something we would have been starting after Easter.

Topmarks- Great for Maths and Literacy games


Huge website with resources for everything.  For the duration of the closures this site has been made free to parents.  Lots of the resources require printing (if you have that facility) but it does also include online games and resources.


It is vital that reading is still a daily activity for your child. This includes hearing stories everyday and reading. Unfortunately we are unable to send home books over this long period. The website below is a great resource which has online books you can access at your child’s level. Please use the phonics flash cards daily to ensure they keep up with their sounds. Have fun creating new words and see if they can then make a sentence with that word.

Books for Topics

If you need any guidance about what books your child should be reading check out

Muddy Puddle Teaching – Outdoor learning

A great site for ideas, games and fun learning outside. This site has given free access for a month to all parents.

Useful Learning Apps

Teach your Monster to Read 

Some fun phonics games for your children to help them learn their sounds and tricky words.

You tube Links

Tricky Word Songs– The children sing these songs in class and love them!

Simply Phonics- Focus on phase 2 and 3, you can search for the sound you want by entering ‘ simply phonics phase 3 ai’ and it will take you there.

Useful Websites for Phonics

Useful Websites for Reading

Useful Websites for Maths






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