Week Starting 20 April 2020

Hello Reception,

We hope you have enjoyed your Easter break with your families and have been staying safe. We are missing you all.

The final week of last half term should have been all about the book ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra. We know how much some of you were looking forward to reading and working on this book. Therefore, this week we have planned lots of Supertato activities for you to share at home with your families as well as continuing our maths work using our friends the Numberblocks to help us. So please start by watching Miss Staniforth, from Whitehorse Manor Infant School, read this fantastic text to you. You may see some more familiar faces over the next few weeks!

Each week, a whole Trust challenge will be set for all children from nursery to year 6 to complete.  This week the challenge is to make a 8 page mini book. Here are the instructions you need to help you make it. You could write your own version of Supertato!

We hope you enjoy all of the activities this week. Don’t forget to share your learning with us by sending it to

The Reception Team


Literacy – Supertato by Sue Hendra

Watch Miss Staniforth read the book ‘Supertato’. Can you retell the story to someone in your family? What happened at the beginning/middle/end?

Mathematics – Number 11

Watch the Number Blocks, episode 11

Can you find 11 things in your house? Can you find 11 small things? Can you find 11 big things?

Communication and Language – Speaking and Listening Activity

Take it in turns with a member of your family to name as many different types of fruit and vegetables you can think of. Be careful not repeat any or you will be out of the game.


Literacy – ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra

Today we are going to watch the experts and learn how to draw ‘Supertato’. Click here to see how they do it.

Mathematics – Activities with the number 11

Please watch the number 11 Number Blocks episode again. What can you remember from the episode?

Let’s do a number 11 work out!

  • Can you do 11 star jumps?
  • Now try 11 hops!
  • Next do 11 jumps followed by 11 high knees.
  • Finally can you do 11 air punches?
  • Can you add more exercises that you or your family have made up?


Expressive Arts and Design 

Can you design and make a superhero mask? We have attached a template below but if you can’t print it off you could draw your own. Use things in your home to decorate it.



Literacy – Supertato by Sue Hendra

Draw yourself as a superhero. What would your superhero name be? What would your superpower be? What words could you use to describe this superhero?

Mathematics – Number 11

Can you draw/make the Number Block number 11? What colour is he and what does he look like? If you can, hang it somewhere so you can start to make a number line.
Just like in the episode, say out loud ’10 and one more is 11′. Can you show that using things you can find around your home? Say the number equation 10+1=11. Can you write the number equation?

Understanding the World – Spring Time

When in the garden, or on your daily walk, have you noticed a change in the weather over the past couple weeks? The weather is beginning to get better and the days longer. This is because it is spring time. Use this website to find out about spring and how it differs from the other seasons.



Literacy – Supertato by Sue Hendra

Draw a picture of one of the characters from Supertato and write a speech bubble for that character. What would they be saying? How do they feel? Why?

Mathematics – Number 11

Find 11 things from around your home.

  • Can you split them into 2 groups?
  • How many different ways can you split 11?
  • What can you see?
  • Can you say the equation?
    E.g. I can see 6 there and 5 there, 6+5= 11

Use the part, part, whole diagram, in the downloads below, to find the equations. Can you say them?

Note for parents: ‘Part, part, whole’ is a model we use in school to show children the concept of how numbers can be split into parts. In this case, number 11 (the whole) goes in the top circle. The two circles below will contain two numbers (parts) that, when added together, makes the total 11.

Personal, Social and Emotional

Superhero day! Can you be a superhero for the day and help your grown ups around the house? What could you do to help? Tidy your bedroom? Lay the table for dinner? You could even dress up as a superhero whilst helping!



Literacy – Supertato by Sue Hendra

Draw and label a trap for the evil pea. If you have some resources at home you can try to make a trap yourself! Examples of these may be sticks from outside, a box, string. Here are some pictures of traps others have made to give you some ideas.

Mathematics – Number 11

Practise writing the numeral 11. Write it in the air, on paper or with your finger on the ground. How many times can you write it in one minute? Use this song (sung to the tune If You’re Happy and You know It) to help you…

‘Write 11 in the air, in the air,
Write 11 in the air, in the air
Write 11 in the air and leave it hanging there
Write 11 in the air, in the air’  🎹🎸

Physical Development

Watch and take part in a ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ Cosmic Kids yoga adventure filled with yoga, stories and fun!

Extra Activities

Don’t forget to complete your Bug Club books!

If you are missing your music sessions and singing assembly at school then why not head over to ,using the below username and password, and complete the Big Bear Funk module.

Username: p697852
Password: chorus

Published on 20th April, 2020

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