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Reception W.C 14th September

W/C 14th September 2020


Minimum expectation of time spent

Work set

Details of work set



10mins x3 session

To count up 10


To add numbers to 5.

Explain to your child that Jack has collected his magic beans in a bag. Using dried beans or similar children are to count the objects.




30mins per week

Listen to stories with increasing attention and recall

Read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk (see attachment or read your own book from home is you have a copy). Discuss the main characters and key events.  Children are to re-tell the story with actions. This is a lovely opportunity to involve other family members and get creative if you have props or costumes around the house.


Where printing is possible, print out the story cards from Jack and the Beanstalk   and encourage your child to put them in order. Discuss what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Where printing is not possible, using the story, turn to a page and discuss which part of the story this is, is it the beginning, middle or end. Encourage your child to discuss what happens next.


 Re read the story of  Jack and the Beanstalk  using the above story cards omitting some of them.  Pause  and highlight that some there is  a card missing. Ask them ‘ What happened next ?’



 UTW – I  can talk about how I might look after a plant.

Children to plant their own bean plant .  Discuss Hygiene when working with soil.  Model how to use hand tools to do this task and discuss how Jack would have to look after his beans if they hadn’t been magic ones

Art – To create a castle using construction

Discuss with children their homes, size and shape. Compare with the giants house/ castle- do you think it would have been different? – How?

Explain that they will be building their own version of the giant’s castle.  Discuss the different areas that the giant might have ( draw parallels with mathematical shapes or objects in their environment) What parts will you have in your castle?