Reception Class News

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

20 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Practise saying the phonemes.Phonics play – flashcard speed trials – phase 3

Log in: march20  password: home

Words to read:

Phonics activity:

Read the sentence and draw a picture to match.


Literacy Activity – Story Time.

Book of the week: Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

1.    Listen to the story of the week.

 2.    Why do you think it is important to share? How does it make you feel? How does it make your family feel? How does it make your friends feel?

 Draw a picture of a time you shared with someone? Can you write a sentence about how you felt?


Maths Activity

Please see today’s home learning video.


19 May 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020 by Mrs Allen-Kelly

Practise recognising and saying all the sounds.
Phase 2 –

Phase 3 –


Phonics Activity:

Read the sentences. Can you spot ‘cl’ or ‘fl’ in any words?


Literacy Activity – Story Time.

Book of the week: Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

1.    Listen to the story of the week.

2.      Pass the shell.

·      Find a shell or other object and ask your family to join you in a circle.

·      Pass the object around your family – when you are holding the shell each family member has a chance to say why they are important? What are they good at?  “I “I am important because…I am good at…”

·      Look at the person next to you and tell them why you would miss them if you didn’t see them for a day. “I would miss…because…”


Maths Activity-  

1.Watch the Numberjacks episode about sharing:

2. After watching the episode can you tell your grown up what it means to share fairly?

3. Explore sharing out different quantities within 10. Which amounts can be shared fairly / equally?

18 May 2020: Phonics lesson

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020 by Mrs Wood

Please click here to be taken to this week’s phonics video lesson.

Phonics Activity – sentence substitution

  1. Read the sentence.
  2. Choose one word to change.
  3. Choose a word from the options next to the sentence.
  4. Write your new sentence.
  5. Check your sentence makes sense.
  6. Repeat for the other sentences.