Reception Class News

02 June 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Monday 01 June 2020 by Mrs Wood


1.Play – Flashcard Speed Trials

(Username: march20      Password: home)

2.Read the words below (dent, felt, gulp, lamp).

Parents: you could write them in your child’s home learning book if your child cannot read them on your device. 

3. Choose one of the words and write it in a sentence e.g. I turn on my lamp when it is dark.


  1. Listen and sing along to the video about the teen numbers.


2. Tomorrow we will be looking at the number 18. 18 is an even number. An even number is a number that can be split into 2 equal groups. Using Lego, counters or any other objects you have at home can you find any other even numbers between 0 and 18?

  1. Take a picture of your even number findings and email them to:


Book of the week: The Rainbow Fish

1.Listen to the story of the week.
2.Something special


Week Commencing 1 June 2020: F1 Home Learning ‘On the way home’

Posted on Sunday 31 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

This week we are sharing a story about a little girl who hurts her knee, but you’ll never guess how she does it! The story is called On the Way Home and it’s written by Jill Murphy.

We hope you enjoy listening to it or reading the book at home, if you have copy.

This story has a repeated refrain throughout. Did you join in with And that’s how I got my bad knee”?

The little girl had a great imagination. Can you think of your own ‘tale’ to tell? Who else could Claire have bumped into and how could she have hurt her knee?

Here are some activities that you can try that are linked to the story.

Creative – Claire told her friends about many different people and creatures that she’d run into on the way home. Which was your favourite?  (Wolf, aliens, crocodile, snake, dragon, gorilla, a giant, a ghost, a witch.)  Have a go at drawing or painting a picture of them.

Paper plate snake – Draw a spiral onto a paper plate (or circle shape piece of paper/card) and cut around it. Some children may be able to have a go at this part too. Paint it with spots/stripes and add some eyes and a tongue. Tie a piece of string/wool to the middle of the spiral to hang up your snake. Enjoy watching it swirl around!

Phonics – As part of our phonics learning, we talk about the different sounds that we can hear, but also about the different sounds that we can make with our voices.  Can you have a go at making some sound effects from the story? Here are a few ideas and you might also think of some of your own for the dragon, gorilla or giant. Would they be loud or quiet noises?

Wolf – Hooooowwwwwwl

Alien ship – Woooooooosh!

Ghost – Woooo Woooo

Snake – Sssssssssssss

Witch – Hehehehehehe

Going down the slide – Wheeeeeeeee

Getting hurt – Owwwww



Look at a box of plasters- talk about the different shapes and sizes. Which is the largest? Smallest? Are there any square, circle or rectangular shaped plasters?

– Play a game of ‘snakes and ladders’ (or similar dice game) and encourage your child to work out the number that they rolled on the die by looking at the pattern of dots. They may need to count the dots initially, but the more you play, the quicker they will become at recognising the pattern. Being able to move forward a set number of spaces and remembering to stop, is also a great math’s skill to develop.

If you have access to a printer, there’s a printable game here or you could have a go at making your own by drawing a grid and adding the numbers, snakes and  ladders.

– We love this song in Nursery. It’s all about cheeky monkeys who bump their heads!

Role play – Pretend to be a doctor/nurse and take turns to be the patient, or use soft toys. You could get some old plasters or bandages if you have some, or improvise using some kitchen roll and sellotape! Some of you may have a children’s doctor’s kit that you could use too. Encourage your child to mark-make during play; they could write a prescription or answer a phone call and take some patient details.

Watch – Have you ever watched ‘Get Well Soon’ on CBeebies? There are several episodes available on the BBC iPlayer.

There’s also an episode, called ‘Pop on a plaster’ that is no longer available on iPlayer but can be viewed here

Health and self-care – There’s a lot of talk around good personal hygiene at the moment. Can your child wipe/blow their own nose? Have a go at this. Teach them to look in a mirror at first so that they can see their nose and to ‘pinch and pull’ using a tissue. Some children may find it tricky to blow down their nose into a tissue, but they can still wipe. Remember to talk about throwing your tissue in the bin afterwards and washing your hands well with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Hot and Cold game-

Many of us will have fond memories of playing this game when we were younger. It’s so simple and children always love to play along.

01 June 2020: F2 Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 31 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

1.Practise your letter formation in your home learning book.
2.Write the following words
Parents: Please read the words to your child. They can then write them in their home learning book.

bank   camp    milk     soft

Parents: If these are too challenging perhaps try writing (or sound talking) these words instead.

king    sheep     feet    chop

3.Can you write a sentence including one of the above words?

**Challenge** Use all the words above and turn it into a silly story!


  1. Listen and sing along to the video about the teen numbers.

2. What teen numbers have we looked at so far? Can you choose one of them and show it in 1,3 or 5 different ways. You can print and use this document if you like.


Book of the week: The Rainbow Fish

1.Listen to the story of the week.

2.Tell a grown up what you think the Rainbow Fish learnt in the story.







25 May 2020: Summer half-term ideas…

Posted on Sunday 24 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

It’s half-term again!
We have put together some fun activities for you to try at home. These are optional activities – it is your choice if you choose to do them. The most important message is to spend some quality time with your family.

During this time, you can still email photos of what you’ve been doing, although we may not respond as quickly as we have been doing.

To download the menu, please click here.



Home Learning Heroes- Week 7!

Posted on Saturday 23 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Take a look at what our busy home-learning heroes have been up to this week:

Well done to these children for their hard work and sharing the fun times too!

Keep sending pictures and emails to:

Wishing everyone a fun and safe half-term week.


22 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly


  1. Use the letter formation sheet to practise writing each letter. Say the sound as you write them.
  2. Play Phase 4 ‘Alien Escape’ On Phonics Bloom:


Literacy Activity – Story Time with Mrs Allen-Kelly

The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson

This week’s Story time book, comes with Literacy activities you can choose from.

1.    Listen to the story by clicking the link below: 

The Magic Paintbrush

2. Have a look at the questions and activities linked to today’s story (Word Doc. attached):

The Magic Paintbrush activities


Maths Activity

  1. Practise finding 17 on the number line, then show how you would find one more / one less.

2. This week we have been looking at ‘fair shares’ which we also call sharing equally. Have a go at helping Curious George with his ‘Fair Shares’ by completing the online game:

21 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

 Phonics (tricky word focus) 3

1.    Sing the tricky word songs.

Phase 3:

Phase 4:


Words to Read:

Tricky word countdown! Can you read the tricky words? – video attached

Practise writing the tricky words:

he, she, we, be, me, was

Fill in the blanks using the tricky words above.

You don’t need to copy and write the whole sentence – just write the tricky word that you think is missing.


Literacy Activity – Story Time.

Book of the week: Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

1.    Listen to the story of the week.

2. Draw a story map of the story.


Maths Activity-  

1.Count backwards from 20 using the song.

Oh no! The song seems to have forgotten the number 0! We talk lots about the number 0 being nothing but still being a number. Try to add the number 0 when singing the song.

2. The problem blob has been up to mischief – he is stopping things from being shared fairly. The Numberjacks need your help!



Love of Reading!

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Encouraging your child to look at books and read stories is crucial for your their development. It helps with their ability to understand words, use their imagination and develop their speech. Most importantly it will develop a LOVE OF READING!

Try to set aside time each day to sit and share a book. Turn off any distractions and have some quiet time together getting lost in a story. Talk to your child about the pictures, ask them what they can see and what they think is going to happen in the story. You can also look at rhymes and sing songs together. These will also promote the value and pleasure of reading.

Reading Ideas
Set up a reading corner in your home.
Retell simple stories.
For example, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt or Rosie’s Walk.
Make up your own stories using your toys.
Take a book with you to the park.
Read a story to a sibling.

If you would like to share your photos of your child reading, please sent them to:

Writing is fun!

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Any marks that your child makes is part of their writing process. Children can develop their writing skills through play. For example, set up a cafe at home so they can write menus, recipes or order lists. This writing has a purpose and it more meaningful. As an adult, when you are writing, explain to your child what you are writing about and show them. Children are inquisitive and like to watch you write.

Mark making doesn’t just have to involve paper!
Here’s a video with some ideas.

More Ideas!
Set up a writing area at home similar to the one in our classroom.
You could use: pens, crayons, pencils, post it notes, different types of paper, old birthday cards and speech bubbles.

Use Duplo or Lego to make patterns or letter shapes.

Use a roll of wall paper and lay it on the floor.
This will allow your child to make bigger marks.

Make marks in rice! You could colour the rice using food colouring.


Maths lesson at home: 17

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Please find today’s video lesson attached:

click here

To answer the question prompts for the number story activity, click the document link below (Word Doc.):

17 Number story prompts