Mesty Croft Primary

Believe and Achieve


Thursday 28th January

The ‘Remote Learning’ School Day for Reception - Thursday

In order to keep the day as familiar as possible for children, we will be following the same timetable during each day of remote learning:


9.00 - 9.30: Registration

Please log onto teams and enter a live lesson with your teacher who will take the register. The daily timetable will then be shared with the children followed by ‘Dough Disco’. The children will require playdough for this activity, which we have provided in the home learning packs.


9.30 - 10:00 Physical Activity

Please see the link below. We appreciate that you may also want to go outdoors for your daily exercise. (Goldilocks Yoga) (Just Dance)


10:00 - 10:30 Morning break 


10:30 - 11:00: RWI

The following link will take you straight to the lesson. Once your child has watched the video, could you encourage your child to practise the new sound. 

Pre-recorded lesson Set 1 sound ‘l’

Learning to blend – lesson 9


11:00 -11:30 Maths - Exploring Capacity

Choose 3 different sized bowls and see how many cups of water it takes to fill each bowl. Which one holds the most water? Which one holds the least? You can change the containers and use different things to fill the containers. This could also be done with rice or dried pasta. How many spoons of rice/pasta do you need to fill your containers? Which one would Daddy Bear have? Which one would you give to Mummy Bear and Baby Bear? Is there a container you would give to Goldilocks? 


11:30– 12:00: Skills 

You could also use string or straws.


12:00– 1:00: Lunch


Afternoon Lesson 


1.00 -1.45:  Science Experiment

For this experiment you will need:


A clear cup

Gummy Bears

Before you put the bear in the water…

Hold your bear up to the window. How much light can get through?

Put the bear between your fingers and press it. What happens?

How big is your bear?

What do you think will happen to the bear when it is left in water?

Fill the cup 1/3 with water and place the gummy bear in the water. Leave it in there for 4 days.

4 days later…

What has happened to the bear that was in the water?

Can you compare the bear that’s been in the water with a new gummy bear? How are they different?


1:45-2.30– ‘Plan, Do, Review’ 

During this time we encourage the children to plan their own learning, they then carry out their task and we review their learning at the end of the session. (Child initiated learning)


2:30-3:00 - Reading Spine & Speaking and Listening Activities

Children will log onto Teams and enter a live lesson with their teacher who will read a story to them and reflect on their day.