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Weekly Timetable



Our Class Topic this half term is...................


During this topic the children will have the opportunity to explore a range of celebrations in the local community and wider world. 



The text we are sharing this week is....................

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Take a look at our areas of Provision to support our topic............


Home Isolation Work 


 Dipal's Diwali.exeDownload
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This week we are focusing on Diwali. Please share the powerpoint and discuss aspects of Diwali and how it is celebrated? Please complete the comprehension below?



What is Diwali?


How did Dipal and his family prepare for Diwali?


Can you list some of the things Dipal's family bought to celebrate Diwali?


What did Dipal create at the entrance to his house? Why?


What did Dipal and his family do when they arrived at the Temple?



Reread the text.


Can you talk about what happens at the beginning, middle and end?

Can you identify the main characters?

Can you talk about how the characters feel at the different points of the text?


Can you create a story map?

Now can you sequence the story?

Download the resources below.

 Dipal's diwali sequence pictures.docxDownload
 Dipal's diwali sequence.docxDownload
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Diwali Card

During celebrations a tradition is to send a card. Can you design and write a Diwali card for Dipal?


Printable cards to download.


 t-t-253232-diwali-gift-card-template (1).pdfDownload
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Diva Lamps


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In the text Dipal tells Mohan about Diva lamps and how they are lit to welcome Rama and Sita home. Read the instructions provided to make Diva lamps and then download the resources to create your own instructions.

 Diva lamp instructions.docDownload
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Rangoli Patterns

In the story Dipal creates a Rangoli pattern at the entrance to his house to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into their home. 

Share the powerpoint below to find out about Rangoli pattersn.


 t-or-2037-dipals-diwali-all-about-rangoli-powerpoint (2).pptxDownload
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To reinforce the digraphs we have been learning class watch the videos below. Can the children identify any words featuring the digraphs?

Can you write any words featuring these digraphs?

Practise reading words containing these digraphs on phonicsplay.






Use magnetic letters to build words containing these digraphs.

 Obb and Bob game. 

Transform 2 bins, boxes or jars into Obb and Bob, the real and nonsense word aliens. Write a range of real and nonsense words featuring the above digraphs on pieces of paper or card. the children will select a word card and segment and blend to read. Once they have decoded the word card they will identify whether the word is real or nonsense and dispose of it either in Obb or Bob.


Tricky words song

Phase 2



Phase 3



Maths Activities

Our number of the week this week is number 10. Introduce this number through the powerpoint below.


All About the Number 10 PowerPoint (teacher made)


 t-n-2546372-all-about-the-number-10-powerpoint_ver_1 (2).pptDownload
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Can you set the children challenges to reinforce number 10?

E.g. can you find 10 objects?

Can you represent 10 using your fingers?

Can you jump 10 times?

Can you identify the number 1 less than 10?

Can you identify the number 1 more than 10?

Is 10 odd or even? How do you know?


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Combining 2 groups

Can the children combine 2 groups using numbers to 10?

Whilst completing these activities please encourage the children to use the correct mathematical vocabulary e.g. plus, add and equals.

2D Shape

Last week in class we focused on 2D shapes, identifying their names and their properties. To reinforce this knowledge complete some of the activities below.

Paper plate Rangoli pattern.

You will need:

a paper plate 

2D shapes of varied colours.


Arrange the 2D shapes on the paper plate to create a Rangoli pattern. Remember Rangoli patterns are symmetrical.

Chalk Symmetrical Rangoli patterns in your garden.


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Repeating Patterns

Use natural resources to create a repeating pattern.

What other objects could you use to create a repeating pattern?


Download the resource below and complete the repeating pattern.

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Creative activities

Make a Rangoli pattern using pasta.

Using different pasta shapes create a symmetrical Rangoli pattern. 


Design Mehndi Handprints

Draw around your hand on a piece of a paper. 

Cut out your hand print and using  coloured felt tips create a Mehndi design.


Make a Paper Lantern to guide Rama and Sita home


  • Paper or card
  • Scissors
  • Stapler or tape
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Things to decorate your lantern with

1. Start out with an A4, Letter size, or any rectangular sheet of paper or cardstock. Red and yellow are preferred colors for a Chinese-themed lantern but you can always choose any color you like.

2.Cut a 1-inch wide strip off on one short side. Set this aside for the handle.

3.Fold the paper in half, lengthwise.

4.Draw a horizontal line one inch from the long edge opposite the fold.

5.Starting from the folded edge, cut a straight line about an inch from one short edge, all the way up to the horizontal line.

6.Continue to cut more straight lines about 1 inch apart until you reach the opposite short edge of the paper. Remember that the horizontal line marks the point where you stop cutting each straight line.

7.Unfold the paper. The paper will have several vertical slits along the middle. Erase any pencil marks or re-fold the crease the opposite way to hide the pencil marks at the back.

8.You can keep your lantern plain or decorate the top and bottom edges.

9.Take the paper handle you made in Step 2. Glue the ends on the inside of the lantern's top edge. Decorate the handle if you like.

Baking Activity

To support the teaching of Diwali the children could make these coconut Barfi.

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Home Isolation

We've been busy at home completing lots of activities and tasks. Take a look........



Writing Morning

Every Friday morning the children participate in a writing morning. During this time the children will complete a range of activities to reinforce writing skills taught earlier in the week. The activities may include practising letter formation in a range of media, name writing practise, a big draw and using magnetic letters to build CVC words using phonemes introduced during phonics. 






Look what we have been doing in class this week.....



Home Isolation Work



Useful Websites:

Learning in Lockdown | Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Oak National Academy - Online Reception class lessons each day

Classroom Secrets | Choice | Quality | Balance

EYFS home learning packs available to download containing a range of practical activities




Smith's Wood Primary Academy - E-Books from Oxford Owl


Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home


Children | Bishop Martin Church of England Primary School


Games to support different areas of learning