Welcome to the Reception webpage

     Week beginning 25th January

We have been very pleased with the success of and your participation with our Daily Home Learning. The comments we are receiving have been very positive.

Our home learning will continue to run through Tapestry and each day this week you will receive a morning video outlining your child’s lessons and activities for the day, along with links to the learning videos.  There will be two daily lesson videos for your child to follow and also a creative task or a story .You can  upload a photo or video of your child’s work onto Tapestry for your teacher to see.

As the children are currently spending more time looking at screens, it is important they continue with their physical activities too. On their breaks you could go for a run/walk, practise Cosmic Yoga, complete Miss Hammond’s fantastic PE challenges or keep fit with Joe Wicks.

Or why not try a spot of birdwatching ??

The RSPB  (The Royal society for the Protection of Birds), are having a National 

Big Garden Birdwatch on 29th-31st January

To take part register here:


As part of your home learning, please still encourage your child to practise their reading. Below are some links for FREE resources where you can play reading games or download free ebooks for you and your child to read and some linked activities.

Love My Books 

Oxford Owl – Practise reading with phonics eBooks 

PhonicsPlay – Resources Username: jan21 Password: home

Decodable comics (

Phonics Games – Phonics Bloom

We will be phoning 3 parents each day to have a friendly chat with you and talk about your home learning. So look out for the unknown number caller ID, it may be us! We look forward to speaking with you.

Learning Journey

This half term the children will be learning about People Who Help Us. As part of this, we would like to set an exciting project for you to complete. Please choose a person who helps us. Such as, nurses, police officers, firefighters and vets.

Here are some ideas for how you can present your project:

  • Draw and label a picture of your chosen person.
  • Find and cut out pictures.
  • Write a poem.
  • Dress up as your chosen person and send us a photo.
  • Write about the jobs, vehicles and tools they use.
  • Record yourself singing a song.
  • Make a vehicle out of recycled materials (fire engine, police car or ambulance)

We look forward to seeing your projects on Tapestry by 12th February.


Ideas for Home Learning

Don’t forget learning should be fun. Only short sessions no longer than 15-20 minutes.


Counting  and adding one more and subtracting one activities, counting objects at home, such as jumps, claps, dance moves, cutlery, socks, pasta.Also practise writing each  number correctly.


You could search your home for things beginning with j  v  w  x  y  z, as well as practising writing those letters and some words.

Practise sounding out and writing simple words and sentences. ‘The fig on the log! ‘The pet is sad.’ ‘The man is stuck.’ ‘A pen is in the pot’.

Draw a Story Map and then share the story with someone, perhaps even the dog or cat!!

Daily reading at home is an essential learning tool. Try to find the time to read with your child everyday and talk about the pictures in the book, encouraging your child to explain what is happening. Talking to your child is the most valuable part of home learning to develop and build your child’s vocabulary.

Helping your child to use scissors at home will develop their fine motor control too, so get busy cutting and sticking!!

We’ve really enjoyed seeing your children’s homework, it’s lovely to see the effort they’ve been putting in.

Please remember that although it’s great to support your child in their homework, do not do it for them, please encourage them to do it themselves.

Remember young children should be in bed by 7pm to ensure a good night’s sleep. Children of this age need 12 hours sleep per day. Also parents in these stressful times you also need ME time!