Reception home learning

stay-safe-onlineAs well as supporting your child’s academic learning at home, it is equally important to continue to develop their independence, confidence and resilience! Below are some recommended websites that can be used to play educational games and support their learning with reading, phonics and a range of mathematical skills. Please remember to upload evidence of your child’s learning on Learning Book- staff will be checking Learning Book weekly and it is always great to see your child showing what they can do at home.

The Reception staff have an email address so that you can contact us and we can contact you.

Please make contact with us at (during school hours 8.50am – 3.15pm) so that we have your email address too.

We are here for you and your family, so if you need us don’t hesitate to contact us.

If your child is missing seeing us, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Miss Bould and Miss Morgan have created their own YouTube channels! You can find them sharing something each day (Mon-Fri) so that you still feel like you are a ‘little bit’ at school! To keep you safe online, you cannot find the teacher’s videos by searching on the internet; you must use the links below. Each link will be available for a week.

You can find Miss Morgan’s Vlog by using the links below:

Thur 2nd April & Mrs Barlow’s story

Wed 1st April

Tues 31st March for rhyming pair results & for story and new challenge

Mon 30th March

Friday 27th March


You can find Miss Bould’s Vlogs by using the links below:

2nd April:

Mrs Barlow and Squeak:

1st April:

31st March:

30th March:

27th March:

As well as using the internet, here are some other reminders about how your child can keep their mind and body active whilst away from school:

  • practise recalling the phonemes (letter sounds) from Phase 3 (see the front of your child’s reading diary) and writing them when hearing them;
  • practise reading and spelling the ‘tricky words’ from Phases 2 and 3, and those from Phase 4 if your child wants a challenge;
  • practise forming all letters correctly- making it fun by using shaving foam, flour or even mud, as well as pencils and paper!
  • play traditional games like dominoes, ludo or card games to encourage turn taking and managing feelings when your child does not win;
  • get physical! Make it fun and set up obstacle races/challenges or use a timer and count how many exercises they can do in a minute, for example;
  • sing and dance: make up songs, sing rhymes, create dance moves to different music, make your own instruments;
  • keep reading and make up your own stories, even role playing different characters and putting on a mini show!
  • encourage your child’s independence, for example, using a knife and fork competently and independently, folding their own clothes, brushing their own teeth, washing their own hair or even helping to wash the dishes can also support your child by listening to phonics/maths songs as well as informative non-fiction clips e.g. come outside.


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White Rose Maths offer a fantastic home learning package. Each lesson has a video that explains the learning, then there is a supporting task with answers. The link is below:

Reception White Rose – Maths and English - Numberblocks is fantastic!



As we are getting closer to Easter, we would like you to support your child to understand the real meaning of easter. Here are a few resources to help:

Here is a website with ideas of Easter activities that can be done at home. Have fun!

Fancy some Easter baking? Below is a website to help create some fantastic yummy treats:

Please support your child by using the correct language when baking (see document below)

Language to use whilst cooking

Farm Topic

If you are able to access Facebook, Mrs Colclough has very kindly found a page called Scott’s Farm Ltd, who provide live feeds, pictures and information about his farm. Take a look! It’s great!

Also linking to animals, Miss Bould’s friend who works at Reaseheath College has shared these downloadable resources for you to print at home. They are also sharing a sofa safari, showing you the different animals in their mini zoo. Here is the link below: