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Well done for all of your hard work this week Reception. We are very proud of you. It is finally Friday so you have earned a fun-filled weekend without any school tasks to complete.


Keep sending your photographs to our class e-mail address so that we can see the lovely work you are doing at home.




So far this week, we have made a front cover, a labelled diagram and some facts pages with sentences. Most non-fiction books will have a glossary at the back. A glossary is a page containing a list of tricky words with definitions that are in alphabetical order so that they are easier to find. This is a very useful feature if you are reading about something new.


Today you are going to make your very own glossary on the last page of your non-fiction book.



Before we start, let's practise singing the alphabet. You can watch and sing along with the clip below or simply sing the traditional alphabet song together without any music.


You could practise writing the alphabet in order if you wish or you can use the alphabet strip below to help you with your main task. 





Use the glossary template below to stick on your last page or simply draw your own using a pencil or pen and a ruler.



Choose 3 words from the following list to use in your glossary:





life cycle



Write them in the boxes to the left side of your page in alphabetical order. 

In the boxes to the right side, write a short definition of each word

e.g. habitat- the natural home of an animal.


You may wish to use a dictionary or the internet to help with your definitions.


Continue to practise the alphabet song at home together. 

Use the sentence checker to make sure you have included your finger spaces etc.




Maths based on The very Hungry Caterpillar


Watch the story


Follow the daily lesson



Use the subtraction worksheets below to practise taking away small amounts from larger amounts. 

Talk to your child about how when objects are taken away from a group, the total amount gets smaller.

E.g. if we start with a group of 10 and then remove 2 there will be 8 remaining. 8 is smaller than 10. Show them this on the number line below.




10 - 2 = 8


Explain that when we write a subtraction number sentence the first number is the amount we start off with, the next number is the amount of objects we take away and then the number after the = symbol tells us the total left (the number remaining). = also means 'equal to' 



Complete the worksheets below. The first is to 10, the second is numbers to 20 and the third you can have fun making your own subtraction problems! 



Download the worksheets below 

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