We suggest that each day…
They complete the daily Phonics task in your child’s home learning pack (10-15 minutes)
They complete a short Maths activity- in your child’s home learning pack/or practical Maths through play- using your child’s Next Steps as a guide (10-15 minutes)
They practise writing their name (5 minutes)
Daily reading- Practise reading games in packs/Access online reading such as Phonics Play or Oxford Owl- see links under reading blog (10 minutes)
In addition to this, throughout the week we also suggest…
Lots of learning through play
Practising their Next Steps (Please see Evidence Me/Pick up a copy from the school office)
Personal, Social and Emotional Development- Please scroll down to see some Random Acts of Kindness Challenges for each day, as well as the activities that are in your home learning packs.
If you think your child has met any of their personal Next Steps, please upload pictures or videos to Evidence Me. We will then give you new challenges to work towards and update their Next Steps. We would love to see your learning everyday, so please upload pictures as often as you can!
Reception Class Blogs
The children in reception have opportunities to develop their gross motor skills using our large, amazing and well resourced outdoor space. In addition from 24th January we will have a P.E. slot in the hall each Monday, which means your child will need to bring in a full P.E. kit: Short sleeved T-sh…Read More
We have changed the role play from the school office to a Dentist! We have been learning what foods and drinks are good and bad for our teeth and the importance and brushing every morning and before we go to bed at night. On Friday 6th January we will have sent home a special chart that the children…Read More
You can find each week’s ‘Story on the Week’ on EvidenceMe. We’ll be adding a link to a read-aloud story to read at home and the vocabulary we will be focusing on. You download the EvidenceMe app on your phone or you can login here.Read More
The children really enjoyed their sessions with Go Velo. It has been a real success, with several children now able to ride/ peddle bikes! It really has been a privilege to witness such a special milestone for our children. We are so lucky to have 6 of our own balance and we are purchasing peddle bi…Read More
On the 13th October, we went on the most amazing Autumn walk around the school grounds. The children collected lots of different signs of Autumn, we found different coloured leaves, conkers, berries and even fallen apples. Everybody had so much fun learning, observing and talking about all the chang…Read More
Unfortunately due to the current covid restrictions we have paused family phonics. As soon as we can we will resume the sessions. Thank you for your understanding. Every Wednesday in Reception we hold a family phonics session where parents and carers are invited in to share a phonics session with th…Read More
Reception Class Blogs
Useful Links and Websites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VknD1I0Zc4 – All of the jolly phonics songs in order. Phase 2 ends with the letter ‘u’ at around 4 minutes in. It will be on your child’s next steps where they are up to in Phonics. You can use this as a guide and learn one new sound/song each day.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1 Phase 1 games
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2 Phase 2 games
Free log in- Username: Jan21 Password: home
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-4-5-reception/ Phonics guidance
https://www.storylineonline.net/ People reading children’s stories
YouTube- Just type in your favourite stories e.g.
or a more general search, e.g. bed time stories/rhyming stories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPg9qpq6Hhg – Correct pencil grip
General home learning
Lots of great activities on here for all subjects. There is also guidance and help to support parents with phonics and early reading/writing.
Miss Harris has been busy recreating the magic milk experiment. It didn’t turn out so well because my food colouring had gone gloopy! Can you do a better job?
All you need is…
a small plate filled with milk
drops of different food colouring in the milk
a cotton bud coated with washing up liquid.