Year R - Summer Homework


I can count from 1 to 20.


I can recognise and order numbers 1 to 20.

We use a variety of number songs in Orange Class. We quite like the big number song. It does go up to 100 but we tend to stop it at 20/30.



There are lots of maths games on

Search ‘number order’ – We like to use Caterpillar Ordering.




I can recognise 2D and 3D shapes.


We sing the following songs to help us recognise our 2D and 3D shapes:

We need to recognize a circle, triangle, square and rectangle (pentagon, hexagon). This song covers a few more but the children enjoy it.

The children really enjoy going for shape hunts in our environment outdoors and indoors. This may be a nice activity to do at home.



I can add and subtract using objects.


It is great to relate adding and subtracting to real life experiences that may happen at home.

For example: Having 5 sweets and eating 2, how many are left?

5 – 2 = 3

I have got 3 sweets and they have 5. How many altogether?

3 + 5 = 8


I can recognise Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds.

I can blend these sounds to read simple words.

I can read simple sentences. 

This website is really useful. There are many reading and writing phonics activities on this website. We use it in school, so the children will know what games they can use. Children should be working on the Phase 3/4 area of the site, some may still need practise on phase 2.



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I can read my tricky words.

I am beginning to write my tricky words.


There are a list of the Phase 2, 3 and 4 words that the children need to be able to read attached to this letter. The children need to begin to practise writing these so they can use them in their writing.



I can write a simple sentence that I can read and others can too. 


The children need to continue to practise writing sentences using their phonics knowledge. It is really important that the children use their sounds to write words. They can use the sound mats that are attached. Your child needs to be encouraged to write their sentence from left to right and use spaces between their words.