Reception Home Learning 

There has been a great response with uploading home learning to Evidence Me. Thank you to RH and RE parents for already making a success of our new platform. The learning that has been going on at home has been fantastic, keep up the good work and keep sending in your photos regularly. The staff have loved seeing all the pictures and enjoy commenting on the wonderful learning going on. 
1. Take photos/videos of general play (Things that your child enjoys doing/chooses to do) e.g. riding their bike, doing daily exercise, making pictures, building with Lego, talking about their favourite topics etc.
2. Take pictures of completed worksheets from the home learning packs.
3. Take pictures of completed online tasks (Found in the blogs below).
4. Take pictures/videos of your child working on their Next Steps.
Top tip: If you take the pictures on your phone’s camera, you can upload multiple pictures all at once! This helps if you have taken more than one photo or video of the same activity.
If you are having any difficulties using Evidence Me, please get in contact with school and someone will be there to help you.
New home learning packs, for the next two weeks will be available from the school office from Monday 22nd February. 

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)

Staying active

Being creative

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…

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Looking after our teeth

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…

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Story of the Week

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.

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Learn to Ride

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…

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Autumn Walk

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…

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Family Phonics

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…

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Reception Class Blogs

Useful Links and Websites

Phonics – 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.    Phase 1 games    Phase 2 games

Free log in- Username: Jan21  Password: home Phonics guidance

Reading People reading children’s stories Online books

YouTube- Just type in your favourite stories e.g.

or a more general search, e.g. bed time stories/rhyming stories

Writing – Correct pencil grip


Physical Development

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.

Wow! Look at some of the fantastic learning from last time. Take a look through for some more ideas.

Remember to keep uploading your pictures to Evidence Me 🙂

Mrs Cooper has been doing some of the home learning to show you! Take a look for lots of fantastic ideas 🙂
Joanne has been busy experimenting with colours! Can you try a science experiment at home? Have a look on YouTube for lots of child friendly science experiments. Click on the pictures to enlarge and view the instructions.
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.
Once you have put drops of coloring into your milk, touch the milk with the end of your cotton bud and watch as the colours repel each other and dance around the plate.