Week Beginning 6.7.20 Reception Weekly Overview

Well done to all the children who participated in last week’s Pope Paul Olympics. I hope you had lots of fun doing so! Don’t forget to send your results in! These pictures were sent in by Jack and Eloise!

This week’s story focus is ‘Six Dinner Sid’

We would also like you to join in with the whole school focus- ‘Transition’.

The learning activities below have been designed to celebrate the year that your child has had and ease their transition to their new year group in September. Each day, there is an activity that focuses on a different aspect of the transition process.


  • Make a Worry Monster out of recyclable materials.
  • The Worry Monster will eat/take/hold/have the worries.


  • Draw a picture of what you have most enjoyed this year on the front.
  • On the back, write about what you most enjoyed and why.
  • Give the postcard to a friend as a reminder of what you have done and enjoyed this year.

Wednesday- GOODBYE

    • Make cards for your teachers at school and your teachers at home.(Mummy and Daddy)
    • Reflect on what you particularly enjoyed and are your proudest moments from the year.
    • Discuss the feelings of moving on and moving up.

Thursday- HELLO

    • Write a letter to your new teacher, Mrs Carey.
    • Tell her all about yourself – your name, what you like to be called, age, birthday, favourite subjects, subjects you find tricky, hobbies, interests, pets, favourite colour, who you work well with, etc.…
    • Write any questions you have for Mrs Carey.



  • Create a poster of your summer holiday plans.
  • Things you would like to do in the summer and what you are looking forward to.


 Activities for Six Dinner Sid

Sid is a cat who is addicted to having six meals a day and glories in this lifestyle. Manipulative, persuasive and a charmer he has wrapped everybody round his little paw – each owner believes that Sid belongs to them only . . . until the day he is found out!

Watch a version of the story here: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Six+Dinner+Sid&&view=detail&mid=60C83B8E8EB3FE85BC7D60C83B8E8EB3FE85BC7D&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DSix%2BDinner%2BSid%26FORM%3DHDRSC4


Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

  • Talk about your favourite family dinners- when do you special dinners together?

Communication and Language 

  • Six Dinner Sid- Why did Sid decide to live in 6 different houses? Describe how each owner felt about him. Choose one of the words used to describe him, i.e. ‘silly’. Think of other words that are similar that we can use and write them down.
  • Play a rhyming nonsense game- what silly rhyming words can you think of that rhyme with Sid, dinner and six? Take it in turns with your adult. Choose some more words to play with. 

Physical Development

    • Make an animal ambulance from junk modelling materials or construction such as Lego.
    • Make animal hospital buildings for your soft toys.
    • Wrap and tie bandages around different parts of your soft toys.
    • Move around like different animals.
    • Build animal enclosures. 

Expressive Arts and Design 

Understanding the World

  • Find out about the work of the RSPCA and how they help animals in need. https://education.rspca.org.uk/
  • Who helps the animals when they are sick or injured? Find out about the job of a vet.


  • Draw a ‘street’ number line 1-20 independently.
  • Practical problem solving- lay the table for 6 people dining together.
  • Build houses on a street with 3D wooden bricks. Listen to instructions from your adult; for example, drive this car to house number 11. Which number houses are next door? If I drive 3 doors down, what number house will I be at? Keep a record of how many cubes/ cuboids/ cylinders and pyramids you have used. Label each house with a street number. Ask your adult to mix up the houses, then put them in the correct order.
  • Create money for your pet shop/vets.
  • Make animal pictures using sticky shapes.
  • Sort or find things that are grouped into sets of 6. E.g. 6 eggs
  • Look out for door numbers when you are out and about. What is the biggest number you saw?


  • Draw and label pictures of your pet or a pet that you wish you could have.
  • Write medical notes in your vets role- play area.
  • Create posters and labels for your pet shop.
  • Write out some instructions explaining how to look after an animal of your choice.

Phonics- It is highly important that your child practises their letter sounds and tricky words and applies them through a reading and writing activity daily. Reading will help improve their vocabulary and a child’s academic success depends upon the ability to read and write and so this should be a priority.

Please do the daily Department for Education (DFE) ‘Letters and Sounds’ live phonics lesson.


To show that RE is a special learning time, we always light a candle to mark the beginning of lesson and ask ‘Who is with us when we light the candle?’ and ‘Who do we learn about in our RE lesson?’

We then say the school’s Mission Prayer together.

Please see the separate RE blog for the whole school learning focus.

Thank you!

Have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team

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