Reception Home Learning

Remote Education Information for Parents



Hello Reception 


This week is our last week.

Please join us on TEAMS everyday at 10:15am and 1:30pm.   

Tuesday 2nd March 

Hello :-). Before Teams this mornig can you write the tricky words '
the, I, no, go, to'?  There is a space to practise them in your pack.  Bring it along to Teams to show me :-) 


Remember to join us on TEAMS this morning at 10:15am and bring your phonic sheets with you - I will help you to fill them in and you can read to me too. 


Try out these games on phonics play - Username: jan21  Password: home 

Your recap letters today (and your handwriting practise) are 'zz' and 'or'. Take a look at the videos if you need to. 



In today's game you will be practising 1 more than.  You know how to find one more - you have done it many times in school, however in the game you have to be quick! You will need to cut an glue your sheet in the pack I have given you... 

After your game I have added a sheet to your pack that talks about Number bonds.  Remember that when we are leanring our numbers we need to know everything about that number.  You may have a number bonds to 5 or 10 sheet.  You could investigate all the ways to make 5 and 10 first. 

If you have time you could have a look at the number 12 today. 


Understanding the World 

What else can we grow?  Have you ever tried growing 'carrot' tops? The video below gives you the instructions on how! I know that Harry has grown vegetables at home before!  Well done Harry.   I wonder if you can tell your grown up what vegetables are in the video too? Vegetables are very good for us.  Have you ever tired vegetable soup?  I will add a recipe for you to try at home :-) 


Story Time 

Take a listen to this story... at first the villagers are a little unkind!  But with the help of a soilder they share their vegetables to make a delicious soup! 


Monday 1st March

Welcome to a new week :-) I hope you are all well - I also hope that your seeds are growing well!  How are they looking?  Do they need a spray of water?  What has happened to them over the weekend? Please bring them to our Teams meeting this morning and we will compare what we can see.  Also bring your cress/bean diary and we can write something about them together. 

Mine have already started to grow!! My bean has started to sprout too! 

Have a look in your pack... Can you write your name before you begin your work?  That could be your first job before Teams - there is a space in your pack to do that. :-) 


Just like last week we are going to continue to recap the sounds that we have learned so far and we are going to continue to apply our knowledge.  You will have sheets in your pack to compelete - remember I can help you in our Teams session if you are finding them too tricky.  If you are finding them a little easy then I would like you to write your own sentence using the phoneme of the day. 


Try out these games on phonics play - Username: jan21  Password: home 

Practise 'z'                                          Practise 'ar'


Have a story break 

Can you spot the rhymes in 'Fred'? 


You were so good with your shapes last week!  I was very impressed with you!  


This week I would like you to focus on numbers.  It is very important to know what numbers mean.  You can recognise a number - but can you tell me about it? If you recognise the number 8, do you know that 'Double 4 is 8', Can you tell me that 7+1=8 and 8-7=1?  We need to know our numbers inside out!  We need to be using them in games and every day activities.  So this week I have added some games to your pack and also some sheets to practise your counting and recognition of numbers.  I may also ask you to complete some number hunts... 

Today, along with your other activity in your pack I would like you to play Snakes and Ladders.  This will help you to see number order, you can talk about number value increasing - going up the ladders and getting lower - going down the snakes! 

I have added a number a day for you to practise too... Today's number is 11!  

Look at the number rhyme rap here and also take a look at the Numberblock 11 too.  Can you find 11 things in your house? Can you clap 11 times? Can you jump 11 times?  Can you drop 11 beads into a pot and listen for them hitting the bottom?


Understanding the World

Investigate what grows on a farm over different seasons by playing this game.  Remember to sow your seeds and water them.  What will happen to your animals do you think? 


Friday 26th February 

Remember to join us on our Teams session at 10:15am and 1:30pm. 

Do you know about our Art Competition?  We are talking part in Newcastle in Bloom. You can join in by doing an individual piece or join us in a team effort.  Have a look at the extract from the letter that Miss Norton sent to us. 

Whole school entry

To be part of our whole school entry for the competition we are asking you take a photo that shows how lockdown has sparked your love for being outdoors. This could be in your garden, at the park or on a walk. You can choose if you want to be in the photo or it could be a photo of your favourite place outside. All the photos we receive will be put together to form a collaborative image of our school community and the beautiful outdoors forming the words ‘Bloomin’ Lockdown’.

Individual entry

As well as the whole school entry you can also enter the competition creating a piece of your own. For the individual entry we would like you to create a poster showing a love for the outdoors.

All entries will receive a certificate for taking part. To ensure we send the entries in on time we are asking that both whole school entries and individual entries are emailed to your me (Mrs Norcup) by next Friday 5th March. 

Have a brain break... I wonder if you could find a way to be kind to someone in your house?  May be help with tidying up, or even give someone a smile or ask if they are ok. :-) 


Remember to check your packs for your actvity today. I would also like to join me on Teams where we will be reading tricky words in sentences.  Today your sounds to recap are 'y' for some of you and also 'oo'. (Remember this can say 'oo' in boot as well as 'u' in foot) 


Try out these games on phonics play - Username: jan21  Password: home


Brain Break!!


Today I am asking you what you can do in 1 minute!! Click the link below to take you to the timer website - or you can ask your grown up to set a timer on their phone.  Then test out how many things you can do in 1 minute!  You could try jumps first - I bet this will get your heart beat racing!  You could also try putting your toys away, writing words, counting.  It is up to you! Have fun - let me know what you did in one minute. (Grown ups... you could even have silence for a whole minute!! Now that would be good for a Friday I am sure!)

In your pack you will find a sheet with lots more ways of investigating time and seeing what we can find out about it - It does not have to involve learning the actual time on a clock, for Reception children it is important that we can talk about time, the passing of days or months, lunch time, bed time and so on. 

Brain Break! 


Understanding the World 

Growing Humans! Take a look at this lesson, it talks about how we grow from babies.  We know what plants need to grow... what do we need to grow into healthy adults? 

Remember to send me your work Reception :-). Thank you for trying hard with your learning this week - have a restful weekend and I will see you on Monday!


Thursday 25th February 


Remember to join me on Teams with your phonic activities today.  I will help you and we will also practise our reading and recap the sounds we know.  It is important to keep practising every day so we can become fluent readers :-)


Try out these games on phonics play - Username: jan21  Password: home

In your pack today you will find either 'x' or 'oa' for handwriting practise. If you need to recap tehn the videos below will help you to do this too. 






Maths - Remember to join us to make patterns on teams.  Can you bring a pattern you have made at home to our Teams meeting?  This could be with real objects, drawn or even painted.  I am looking forward to seeing what you have made! 


In this game you can make your own shape pattern.  You can even turn your shapes around! Send me a screen shot of your finished pattern. 

Physical Development 

Today is our PE day!  Join Andy on his 'Tiny Adventure' and see where you are heading! It is a little bit like our tiny seeds!! 

How does your heart rate feel at the start of your work out, in the middle and at the end?

Story Time 

Listen to 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. 



Wednesday 24th February 

Just incase you need a recap, or you missed Teams yesterday afternoon - here is how you sow your seeds :-) 

Remember to write about your seeds each day! 



Remember to join me on Teams at 10:15am.  We will be able to look at your work together and complete while we are online.  

Today's practise sounds are 'w'. and 'igh' I have popped the videos below incase you need to have a quick recap.  



Try out these games on phonics play - Username: jan21  Password: home

Have a brain break and join in with the song :-) 


Today in Maths we are going to be looking at patterns. Join me on Teams at 1:30pm and I will talk to you about patterns and repeating patterns.  You could use your toys or items in your house or garden to make repeating patterns.  Knowing about patterns will help us to recall patterns in numbers later on. 


Another brain break :-) 

Expressive Arts and Design 

In today's lesson on Oak Academy you will see how to  combine different media to make a beanstalk. You could follow the instructions (or even better - make one of your own using your own imagination!). You could use the items below - or you could make it with some of your lego or blocks.... what will you decide? 

Listen to a story about a beanstalk below.... 



Tuesday 23rd February 

Hello Reception :-)  Today I would like you to find a clear jar or glass would be good and a small container like a yogurt pot!  You will also need some tissue (Kitchen towel would be good), a little water and your seeds (from school) Once everyone has collected their seeds then I will show you what to do with them on Teams :-) Keep them somewhere safe for when we are all ready.  Let me know when you have got them all :-) 




Remember to join us on TEAMS this morning at 10:15am and bring your phonic sheets with you - I will help you to fill them in and you can read to me too. (Don't worry if you do not have your packs yet... just bring paper and a pencil) 


Try out these games on phonics play - Username: jan21  Password: home 

Your recap letters today (and your handwriting practise) are 'v' and 'ai'. Take a look at the videos if you need to. 


For your brain break today why not try this...  You could use your front/back door step if you have one! :-) 


Today is 3D shapes! I wonder if you will be able to find any in your house?  You will notice that 3D shapes have 2D faces! 

This song tells you all about the shapes you may find around your house - what will you find? 

Brain Break


Understanding the World 

In today's lesson about growing plants, we join Miss Sidenius in finding out the different stages of a plant growing. We learn about what plants need to grow, and finish the lesson by creating a representation of a plant or flower using seeds and beans


Story Time 

Read along with this story about Growing... it is talking about a growing boy. How have you grown since beign a baby?  Maybe you could look at some pictures of you as a baby and see how you have changed. :-)

Monday 22nd February 


You have a sheet in your pack to practise the sounds we have learned so far, you also have a writing sheet.  You may have 'j' or 'ai'.  I have added the videos below just incase you want to recap.  Remember to join our meeting this morning and I can help you with your sheets.


Try out these games on phonics play - Username: jan21  Password: home 

Practise 'j'                                          Practise 'ai'


Have a little break! 


This week is all about shapes! 
Today I would like you to go on a shape hunt... what can you find in your house?  Draw a picture or take some photos.  Remember you have a sheet to complete in your pack too.  Look carefully at the shapes - how do you know it is a square or a triangle?  What is the difference? Talk about this when you find your shapes. 

Try this game about 2D shapes 

Have a story break 
Read about triangle :-)

Have a little break


Understanding the World

What do you know about growing?  

Use a big piece of paper and tell me your ideas... I have started mine... it isn't finished though! Have a go yourself! 

You could watch this video about flowers growing - you do not need to plant your own ... if you already have your seeds... PLEASE DO NOT plant them yet! 

Have a little break! 


It isn't just plants that grow... have a look at this story :-) 


Good morning everyone. today is our last day before half term!  We are going to round up what we have learned so far this term.  So ... 

We have travelled the world... We started in the polar regions with our story 'Geronimo' where we discovered about penguins. 🐧. We then travelled under the sea 🐠🐟🐳 and found out about πŸ™!

Next we travelled to Africa, where Handa had a surprise and several animals took her fruit... πŸ¦’πŸ˜πŸ¦œ.  Next we went to Australia.  We met marsupials 🦘🐨 which included kangaroos!  This week we have travelled to China.  China have their own animals that are native to their country which includes 🐼panda bears.  

Today I would like you to look back over the weeks of learning and decide on your most favourite animal.  (You may have more than one!)

I would like you to draw, paint or make your animal... you could use cardboard boxes or recycling! 

Then I would like you to tell me where they live and what there habitat is like. 

Also can you tell me three facts about your animal? 

You could talk about how their habitat is different to animals in this country too.  


Maths this week is all about measuing length! You can find daily sessions on White Rose Maths and Oak Academy,  you will also find extra actvities each day in your packs. Measuing is best done in real life.  In reception we do not need to use centimeters or inches we can use real things like a toy car or a block!  Just remember that you have to keep the item you measure with the same! 


Literacy/ Expressive Arts and Design/ PSED, Making Relationships

Today I thought it would be nice if you send a family member (or a friend) a kindness card.  It is Valentine's Day on Sunday and as we are only little I thought we could get involved by making a card to brighten someones day!  So who will you make your card for?  You could even ring somone who doesnt live in your household - I bet you woul dmake their day! 

Remember when you make your card, you will need to say who it is to, write your special message to them and also put who it is from. 

I would love to see your special messages so please send me a picture! 


Who will you show kindness to today? 

Week Beginning Monday 1st February 


Thursday 11th February 

As it is Valentines day on the weekend we wondered if you could like to make some Valentines Biscuits.  (The recipe is in your pack!) Remember to follow the instructions in the right order.  You dont have to make heart biscuits.. you could make dinosaurs or any shape you like!  If you dont want to make biscuits to eat you could imagine that you are in the kitchen and use your playdough to make shapes (remember not to eat these ones though!)

if you were using salt dough (like I made last week on teams) then you could air dry your hearts - paint them and give them to a family member to make them smile. 

Take a Brain Break 



Maths this week is all about measuing length! You can find daily sessions on White Rose Maths and Oak Academy,  you will also find extra actvities each day in your packs. Measuing is best done in real life.  In reception we do not need to use centimeters or inches we can use real things like a toy car or a block!  Just remember that you have to keep the item you measure with the same! 




Why not try another lesson from Oak Academy about habitats. You can also take a look at our music and singing page to access our Collins log in for songs, click here to access. 

Have a go at Andy's Work out!  

Week Beginning 8th February 

I missed you all yesterday - please click on my Teams link today at 10:15am and 1:30pm. I will send you a reminder email :-) 

Wednesday 10th February 

The Chinese people believe that the order the animals finished in the 'race' was the order in which the years were called. This year is the Year of the Ox.  Take another look at our story, then try your sentence sheet about the animals and the Jade Emperor. :-) 

Have you perfected this yet?  How many passes can you do? Remember that you can use a pair of socks if you need to.


Lesson 23 oi, Soil. How are you all doing?  Let me know! 

You can try out these phonic games Username: jan21. Password: home



Maths this week is all about measuing length! You can find daily sessions on White Rose Maths and Oak Academy,  you will also find extra actvities each day in your packs. Measuing is best done in real life.  In reception we do not need to use centimeters or inches we can use real things like a toy car or a block!  Just remember that you have to keep the item you measure with the same! 


You could try these games out to practise your numbers too. 


Take a brain break... 

Understanding the World 

There is an enormous wall in China... take a look below.  Why not get your bricks and make your own wall.  Check how high and long you can make it. 


Tuesday 9th February 

Today is Internet Safety Day. Take a look at Jessie on the video below - she asks her dad for help when she is using her device.  Remember to stay safe on your devices at home too. You can find more information and videos about how to stay safe online on our EYFS Online Safety page. 

Click the link below to find a little more out about Chinese New Year.  You can also find out what birth sign you are! Let me know... I am a rooster!  You will need grown up help to navigate this page.  But there are some games to take part in :-) 

When you have found out some more information - see if you can complete your Chinese New Year writing activities about fireworks and dancing dragons. 

Brian Gym Exercises 

How are you getting on with your phonics?  Lesson 22 Phonics; 'ow'....cow. πŸ„

Try this out for a brain break!
If you do not have a ball, you could try a pair of your socks in a ball! :-)


Maths this week is all about measuing length! You can find daily sessions on White Rose Maths and Oak Academy,  you will also find extra actvities each day in your packs. Measuing is best done in real life.  In reception we do not need to use centimeters or inches we can use real things like a toy car or a block!  Just remember that you have to keep the item you measure with the same! 


Check out this lesson on Oak Academy.  We are visiting the woods and learning a new song. Let me know how you get on! 

Understanding the World

Take a look at this video of pandas - they originate in China!  I wonder if you could draw me a picture of one? 


Welcome to a new week and a celebration.  

This week it is Chinese New Year.  You can learn more about it in the video below.  See what Abbie does to get ready for Chinese New Year

After watching the video I would like you to complete your sheet about the red envelops and the lanterns.  I wonder if you can sound it out, use finger spaces and remember your full stop.

Mrs hall has read the story of 'The Great Race'.  It is all about how the years got their name.  Take a look: 

Take a brain break :-) 


Today is the 'ur' sound in phonics!  'Nurse with a Purse'

Watch the video and you do have extra sentences to practise in your pack. (I can not believe we are already at this sound!)

Brian Gym Exercises 


Maths this week is all about measuing length! You can find daily sessions on White Rose Maths and Oak Academy,  you will also find extra actvities each day in your packs. Measuing is best done in real life.  In reception we do not need to use centimeters or inches we can use real things like a toy car or a block!  Just remember that you have to keep the item you measure with the same! 



Why not try reading along with this book - click the picture below

You can press play on this video and listen to chinese music.  It is a very long video - you do not have to watch it all!!! 

Check out this lesson on Oak Academy.  We are visiting the woods and learning a new song. Let me know how you get on! 

Story Time


Friday 5th February

Happy Friday everyone!  I would like to mention a few chidlren today who have fully embraced the 'fun' and have expressed themselves everyday!  

A huge well done to Lana, Vinnie, Amelia and Kai who have all sent me some fantastic things including having a jelly bath, making dens, played babies and had disco picnics!  
Thank you to everyone who has joined in with me on Teams, we have made playdough and dens, jumped on a trampoline and also played BINGO!  Thank you all for making me smile :-) Have a HAPPY FRIDAY! What will you try today? 


How have you done so far this week. Can you remember the sounds?  Let's round up the week! 

Remember to choose 'oo, ar, or'  (Username: jan21. password: home) 


Maths - Using subtraction when solving problems. 

Australian Wildlife. 

There were lots of different animals in the story 'No Room for Roo' and also 'There's an Ouch in my Pouch!'  Take a look at the animals below and see if you can find out some interesting facts about one or two.  Can you write a sentence about them? 



Thursday 4th February  

I think this picture is very apt!  Have a lovely day! 

Today is ‘World Cancer Day’. We are thinking about people who might be very poorly, and how we could help them and make them smile.

We are also raising some money for the charity Leukaemia Care who helps lots of poorly people too.

You can make a donation (if you are able to) on Parent Pay under the heading ‘World Cancer Day’. 

Please bring something that makes you SMILE to our Teams meeting this morning – it can be anything you like :-)

Cancer can make some people very poorly. They might need to go to hospital to have some medicine to make them feel better. The people who help them might be doctors, nurses, dentists, carers. Can you draw a picture of the people who help us when we feel poorly? 



If you are feeling poorly, sometimes you feel a bit sad. It’s great when your friends and family make you feel happy again! What do they do to make you smile? Draw a picture of the things you could do to make someone who is poorly smile. 


Sometimes we need our minds to feel happy and healthy as well as our bodies! Here are some ‘mindful’ practical activities on a video you can join in with.  


Lesson 19 - or for horn.  We are doing so well with these sounds - I am so proud of you!!  5 more then we will have a rest and recap to make sure we know them really well. :-)

Remember to choose 'or'  (Username: jan21. password: home) 


Using a number track to subtract! 



You have done some lovely things so far this week!  We have loved seeing what you have been getting up to!  Keep letting us know and maybe you too could make a happy sheet just like Lana.  Let us know what makes you happy too :-)

Wednesday 3rd February 

Today is 'INSIDE OUT' day. This is to remind us that we all feel a little strange sometimes and that is ok.  We can talk about the times we all feel a little sad or worried and know that it is ok not to feel ok! What will you wear inside out today? 

Good morning Reception!  I know some of you are finding things a little tricky at the moment - today I would like you to perservere... take a deep breath and say I CAN DO IT!  Have a good day, see you at 10:15am :-) 


Lesson 18. 'ar' like car πŸš—

Remember to choose 'ar'  (Username: jan21. password: home) 

Brain break... have a dance! 


Today we are trying something new... A little bit of taking away!  Let me know how you get on! 

The game today asks you to choose addition or subtraction... which will you try? 


Do the Dinosaur Stomp! 


Who can you spot in the story 'No Room for for a Baby Roo'?  Write a list of the characters.  Think carefully about the initlal sounds in the words... Send me a picture of what you find! 

Get physical!  Can you be a kangaroo?? 

Well done for completing your work today - what new things will you try this afternoon?  Will you make playdough like I did?  Will you make crispy cakes like Lana, or go for a walk like Ruby?  Let us know!  See you at 1:30pm 

Why not try picking one of the things below... What will you find on a 'scavenger hunt'? 




Tuesday 2nd February 

Good morning everyone!  It was lovely to see you on Teams yesterday, rememeber to join us at 10:15am and 1:30pm today. 

Today we are going to spend time learning phonics, maths and Literacy in the morning then I wonder what activities you will choose this afternoon?  You can look back to yesterday for ideas, you can also choose your own ideas.  I loved Vinnie's idea of a picnic in his liveing room under his star lightbulb!! Let us know how you got on Vinnie. :-) 


Remember that 'oo' can be said in two ways  'zoo' and 'foot'

Lesson 17 'oo'. as in 'u' for wood. 

Remember to choose 'oo'  (Username: jan21. password: home) 

How are you feeling? Can you rememeber a time when you felt the other feelings?  What helped you to calm down or feel happier? 


We are adding again today :-) How will you get on? 

Have a break and .... 


Take a look at our story again.  Then in your pack is a piece of paper from the story 'No Room for a Baby Roo'. Why is the baby so sad?  Can you remember?  Write a sentence about Baby Roo if you can - remember to use your phonics! 

Happy afternoon!  What are you going to try this afternoon?  Remember to send me some pictures of how you have 'expressed yourself'. 


Story telling week

I have added one of my favourite stories here... The Big Red Bath! See if you can join in as I read... Bubbles in the bath, water on the floor... but who is that... 



Week Beginning Monday 1st February 

Welcome to a brand new month :-) 

This week is special week.  We are going to be talking a lot about our feelings.  Each day we would like you to work during the morning and then in the afternoon we think it would be great if you choose something that you like to do.  We will add a few ideas here too. 

It is also story telling week, we love stories in Reception - I am sure we will have some different ones each afternoon in our afternoon teams sessions. 


Our story is about Australian animals.  It is called 'No room for a Baby Roo' 

No Room for a Baby Roo 

There is a reading activity in your pack if you would like to try and have a go.  I have also left you a video below of some of the animals you have seen in the story.   Maybe you could write a list of the animals you have seen. 


Another new sound! You know how I love them!  Remember to practise the ones you learned last week too so you dont forget them.  
Lesson 16 'oo'. like in 'zoo'  

Remember to choose 'oo'  to practise (Username: jan21. password: home) 



This week we are going to learn about addition and subtraction. Click the link below and follow the video, you have an activity in your pack.  I have also added you a game. 

This week is Children's Mental Health week.  

The afternoons are going to be about relaxing and completing activites that make us happy and give us time to reflect.  Sometimes life can be a little scary or strange and its important to know that it is ok to feel different feelings.  We can feel angry, cross, sad and worried.  Remember the story 'Ruby's worry' talk about any worries you have with a grown up and they can help you.  (Grown ups - you too.... you know where we are if you need to talk - and please check out our Wellbeing page if things are getting a little too much - scroll down and there are links that may help.) 

So what new thing will you try this afternoon? I have added some ideas, or you may have ideas of your own too!  Express yourself and let me know what you have tried. :-) Ps.... I don't want you to do all 100 things... these are just a few ideas to get you started. :-) 



As it is National Story Telling Week I thought I would add a story each day to our page.  Today it is Ms. Stevenson.  It is a lovely story all about how you can be different and unique but still very special. Take a listen....

Why not try this challenge out too.  Let me know how you get on! 




If logging onto these games at Phonics Play use Username: Jan21 Password: home

Make Maths Real Day!

Today is our 'Make Maths Real' Day.  Take a look at the video below... look around your house and send me the numbers you find.  I will make another video of the things you send to me :-) Have fun! 

Complete the sheet you have in your pack. 

Brain Break! 


In your pack today you have some pictures (like the ones below). Can you decide which ones are which?  See if you can use your phonic knowledge to write the name of the animals.  Afterwards could you choose one and tell me an interesting fact about them. You could tell me what they eat, about their habitat or where in the world they live. 

Brain Break!


So how many sounds do you remember? There is a sentence to read and today's video will be a reminder of the week. Let me know if you would like any help with anything. I know these sounds are a little tricky but if you practise everyday I know you will remember them. :-)

Remember to join us this afternoon for celebrations :-) 

Happy Friday! 


Thursday 28th January


We will have another practise today with your sentences.  Bring this along to the live sessions when we are online. :-)



Cut out the pictures and numbers like the one below (in your pack - so you dont need to print!). Then out them in order.  If you think you can - challenge yourself and see if you can do numbers above 10. :-) 


So far this week we have learned three new sounds - ai. ee. igh.  Today's sound is oa

goat, foal, boat, moat

Is the goat in the boat? 

Can the vet see my goat?  

Remember you can watch the video for extra practise (we need to practise everyday so that we remember and improve.)

Let's get active and moving :-) 

Understanding the World 

There is one more habitat lesson that you can have a look at today, it tells you how animals adapt (change) to their habitat. 

Wednesday 27th January



I will help you with these sentences on our meeting today.  I will talk to you about how write them all by yourself.  Grown ups - they do not have to get every word correct!  I will help - don't worry. :-)

Take a break... can you step through the jungle?  Can you move like the animals in the song?




Today you can combine two groups on White Rose Maths 

Or you could complete the following video and count upto 9 and complete the sheet in your pack. 


Take a look at the numberblock '9' below

Brain Break - Get active 


Guess what!!! Another new sound is here!! 

"Fly High"

Remember to watch the video and we will talk about the new sound in our daily chat too. 

Can you read these words? 

high, light, night, fight, sigh, tonight, might, tight.

Check them off on your daily sheet :-) 

Today we are talking about being healthy.  Why not complete some exercise yourself?

Health and Self Care

Handa has a lot of different fruit in her basket.  Fruit is a healthy thing to eat!  The video below shows other ways to stay healthy.  What ways do you stay healthy at home? 

Can you make a healthy plate? What would you like to eat.   You can draw your own plate on a piece of paper. 

Tuesday 26th January 



How did you get on with your puppets? You could use them again this morning to remember the story and you can also watch the story again. 


Today in your pack you have a set of pictures from the story.  Just like with the story last week can you put them in the correct order?  As you order them can you rememeber the words from the story?  Tell the story to someone at home when you have them in order :-) 

Rememeber to have a brain break :-)


You have a maths actvity in your pack today which you can find below.  You can also have a go at the White Rose Maths activity.  It is important that we are confident with the smaller numbers so that we understand the bigger ones.  Let me know how you are progressing with your maths :-) 

Choose the one digit numbers on the game below! 

If following the Oak Academy Link you will find these spots in your pack.  Follow the information in your pack/video above to complete the activity.

Remember to take a brain break! 


Another new sound for us :-) :-) :-). Learning these new sounds will help you to write more words!  I wonder if you can read the sentence today?  Remember to tune in at 10:15am and also watch the video for extra practise of the digraph ee. 

I can see in the tree! 

Can you read these words?  (Some of them are 'alien' words).  Remember to read the words in your packs too.  Your grown ups can give each word a tick if you have read them by yourself. 

Time for a brain break!! :-) 

Understanding the World 

We are looking again at where animals live and why.  What makes a good habitat?  The video below tells you the things you need to make a good habitat. 
You do not need to make one, but if you did I would love to see them.  Maybe you have a pet at home... (We know Harry has a rabbit!). What is their habitat like?  Send us some pictures and I will pop them on for all to see. 


Monday 25th January 

I took some of the videos and pictures you sent to me from snow day last week to remind you to get some fresh air this week too. :-) Hope you enjoy! 
Remember to send me your learning each day if you can.  Let's have a super week Reception! :-)



Good morning Reception, I hope you all had a nice weekend and a well earned rest after all the work you completed last week! 

Our β­οΈ  of the week last week was Lana

Certificates went to Harry, Vinnie and Paige

This week we are travelling from the sea to Africa!  There are many different animals to see and we are going to use the story of Handa's Surprise to help us. (Ignore the front sheet this week in your pack - I moved things around and hadn't realised that I hadn't changed the information on the front page...) 

You can read along with Handa's Surprise here: 

Follow the words on the page as you go.  You may recognise some of the tricky words.  Look carefully for the sound at the beginning of the words (this will help you later on in the week if you need to write about the animals) 



After watching the story, cut out the characters in your pack to make your own puppets.  Rememeber my Rainbow fish puppets from last week... they were on straws! I have only included the animals - I thought you could draw the fruit yourself. When you have made your puppets, maybe you could tell your story to your grown up.  (You may need to remind yourself what happens by watching again).

Have a break! 


Today for maths there are two different videos to choose from.  You can follow the acorn and the information in your pack, or click the White Rose maths activities 

We are looking at numbers within 10 this week.  Today in your pack the focus is on the number 7. 

You can use your own paper to make your ladybirds.  You dont need to print them off! 



 Complete the following activity that you will find in your pack (so no need to print off!) 

Remember you can use the 10 frame to help you

Have a Break 


I LOVE this week in phonics!  It is when we get to learn some new sounds!  I will show you these each day in our live session at 10:15am.  We will learn the sound, read it in a word and also read a sentence so it is very important that you concentrate when you are on.  You can also watch the video below for extra practise and also read the sentences here too. I would love to hear you reading them - so please send me a video :-) 

Today's sound is 'ai'. Snail in the rain


Remember to pick 'ai' to practise that sound.  You need to use the username jan21  password home. 

Have a Break!

Understanding the World 

Today I would like you to look at 'habitats' of animals.  That means the place that they live. Have a look at the video below and it will tell you a little more.  Think of some of the animals we have seen so far - what is their habitat like? 

Why not try this challenge out too.  Let me know how you get on! 


Friday 22nd January 

Happy Friday everyone.  What a great week you have had!  You should be very proud, we know it is tricky, but we hope that you have enjoyed the online meetings and the activities that have happened this week. 

For our meeting this morning could you please bring a pencil, paper, your pack and your playdough. 

This afternoon at 1:30pm could you bring a drink and a snack with you.  We are going to be celebrating our week with certificates and also saying goodbye to one of our friends.  


Our last day of The Rainbow Fish. I wonder if you could make your very own story.  Remember that you do not have to have every word spelt correctly.  I would like to see some sounds in the right place, so if you are writing fish, if you can hear 'f' for fish I would like you to write that sound.  I will talk more about this in our morning conversation at 10:15am.  

Brain Break 


Let's round up the week!  Next week we are going to be learning news sounds!! So check you know the 26 letters of the alphabet and also ch, sh. th, qu, ng

Brain Break 


Two options as usual,  which will you choose?  Talking about one more and one less. 



Brain Break 


Friday afternoon  Check out if you need to catch up with anything this week.  

Be proud of what you have achieved!  If you need any help let me know.  

Have a restful weekend, See you on Monday! 

(Next week we are going to learn about the animals in Africa through the story of Handa's Surprise) 

Thursday 21st January 

It's Snowing!!! I will still see you all online at 10:15am - but I may be there in my woolly hat and scarf!  See you soon!

Before the snow disappears I wonder who could make a snowman?


Well I must say I was a bit nervous going live on our videos - but I have throughly enjoyed it!  You have all been fabulous!! I think you are all doing so so well so a big well done to you all.  Remember to keep listening to your grown ups and completing your learning.  We will be back online this morning at 10:15am and 1:30pm.  





Brain Break! Today I have added things to help your fine motor - your fingers!! 


Again you have two different choices for videos today.   The piece of work in your pack goes with the 'acorn' link. 

Which numbers do you recognise? 


Brain Break! Today I have added things to help your fine motor - your fingers!! 


In your pack you have a selection of pictures from the story 'The Rainbow Fish'. Can you cut them up and put them in the correct order? Click the picture below to remind you of the story. 


Tell your grown up the story in your own words. I would love to see a video of this!  Rememeber to send me your work by email. 


Brain Break! Today I have added things to help your fine motor - your fingers!! 

Understanding the World 

We have done a few design and technology activities this week to do with under the sea.  If you click the video below it shows you how to make your own cave from a cereal box.  What will your cave look like?


Physical Education 

Remember it is very important to stay active and compelte your exercises.  You can do a little each day.  I have added Cosmic yoga today as our PE session.  It also talks about 'under the sea'.  


Wednesday 20th January 

Good morning Reception.  It was so lovely to see you on the meeting yesterday and your pictures of the rainbow fish were magnificent! 
The I Spy was great!  We will do another I spy game later in the week using different letters! 

Today I would like you to find something in your house that has a shape on them:  Can you find a circle, a square, a triangle and a rectangle?

Also - for this afternoon please watch the octopus video and find me one fact you have found out and we will share them as a team.  

Look at these great creations that Lana made: 


How are you getting on?  Is your reading improving each day?  Remember that you can read your book at home - or you can even read other books you have,  I wonder if you can find the tricky words the, no, go, and I he or she in one of your books at home? 

Remember to practise your letters in your pack and you can also have a go at the game below :-) 

Brain Break! Today I have added things to help your fine motor - your fingers!! 


You have two options again.  You can watch the video on White Rose Maths and complete the activity below - you can make your own ladybug at home.  Or you can watch the Oak Academy and complete the activity in your pack. 

Can you order the numbers in this game? 

Brain Break! Today I have added things to help your fine motor - your fingers!! 


In your pack today you have the following sheet.  You can choose one or even more than one to complete with your grown up.  We would love to see what you you chose to do this afternoon at 1:30pm :-) 

Brain Break! Today I have added things to help your fine motor - your fingers!! 

Understanding the World. 

There are so many creatures in the ocean!  Can you remember some?  There was an octopus in the story.  Take a look at the video below.  There is some information about octopus' on there.  Can you make a book with some paper and write down some facts? We found lots out about penguins last week!  Mrs Cliffe and Mrs Callahan found out that an Emperor penguin can be taller than a reception child!  How crazy is that?  What could you find out this week? 



Tuesday 19th January 2021

Hello Reception! 

Thank you for sending me your learning and also logging onto our Teams meetings.  It is great to see so many of you there!  Keep telling us how you are doing and if you have any questions please just ask me.  I can ring you to give you advice and support. 

This afternoon on teams we are going to play I spy - see if you can find things in your house beginning with the letters s  a  t  p  i  n.  Keep them at hand for when we begin.  You were brilliant with your find something 'red' yesterday! 


This week on the phonic sheet in your pack I have asked you to practsie writing your letters.  Have a look at the game below today's video to see how to write the letter.  You can choose the letter you need to practise and it will help you write it the correct way. 


Take a brain break! 



You can follow White Rose Maths below and complete the helicopter game below or you can follow the Oak Academy video and then the page in your pack matches it.  Can you match the amounts? 



Look back at the story 'The Rainbow Fish'. The video below follows the book so you can see the words on the page too. 

When you listen can you spot any interesting words that you need to ask about?  How does the autor explain about the fish scales?  What do they look like? I would like you to create your own sparkly fish.  You could then think of your own words to describe your fish and your grown up could add the words you have used around your picture. 

Expressive Arts and Design 

Look again at some creatures that live under the sea... the video also shows you how to create a sea creature with some things that you have in your house.  You don't have to copy what the video says, but you can create a sea creature of your own.  Maybe you could use a cardboard box or a yogurt pot?  I would love to see what you create! Let me know :-) 



Monday 18th January 

Good morning Reception

It was so lovely to see so many of you on Friday afternoon!  Remember to log on to our meeting this morning at 10:15am and again at 1:30pmI have sent the link to your emails. The picture below takes you to the place where you can download Teams to your device.  You will need the link in your email to enter the meeting though. 


This morning could you bring your dough please and we will do our sounds and then our Dough Disco together :-) (Don't worry if you havent got your dough - you can just use your hands)

Remember each day to write your name and to practise your sounds.  When you read with a grown up please ask them to fill in your reading diary. 


You have two options for maths this week. You can continue with the White Rose Maths videos or you can check out the links in your weekly letter which will direct you to the Oak Academy pages. (I will also add the links each day) 

This week we are going to be looking at the numbers 6,7,8.  It is important that we know everything there is to know about each number - so the value of it not just how we write it. 

You can practise counting on the game below.  Click the picture to take you to the game. 


This week we are going to look back at what we have learned so far.  You can check out your sounds on your daily sheet (remember to tick the ones you know) 

I have added today's phonic video to make sure we are really good at blending (which is when we put letters together to read words).  


If there are some sounds you find a little tricky you can check out the pictures below and it will take you to the bbc site and you can choose different videos for the different sounds.  If there is a sound you do not yet know please let me know and I will try and help you.  We could even use our Teams video each day to remind us all. :-) 


Try out this game - can you read the words and then match them to the picture? 


This week we are reading 'The Rainbow Fish'. You can listen to the story below.  Listen to the video and then see if you can tell someone at home what the story was about.  Who was in the cave?  How did the Rainbow FIsh make friends? 


I have prepared another task for you in your pack.  It is a reading actvity.  You will need help with this.  I would really like you to have a go at reading some of the three letter words by yourself, but as there are so many words on the page your grown up can read the other words and the questions if it helps you.    

The Big Dig

Pam and Fin dug in the mud. 

1. Who is digging with Pam? 




Understanding the World 

What creatures live under the sea? Take a look on the lesson below.  You could draw a picture of the things you think live in the sea, or you could tell a grown up.   The video gives you instructions on how to make your own sensory bottle.  I would love to see these if you make any! :-)


Friday 15th January

Did you get your email yesterday??  We are going to meet on video later today.  We can not wait to see you all.  Please check your junk folder.  I will see you at 1:30pm-2:00pm on Microsoft Teams :-)

Again, thank you for sending your learning to me.  If you havent yet sent, its not too late. :-)  

Today it's the last day of the week - which means certificate day! I can't wait to see who has had one this week (Join us online later to find out who has one!) 



Today we are practising all the things we have learnt this week! Can you remember all the sounds?

Today you are practising your tricky words too! Can you log into phonics play (username: jan21 password: home) and join in with Tricky Word Trucks? Remember to choose Phase 2 tricky words smiley


Today we are going to be learning about measuring! Have you ever done any measuring at home when you are baking? Maybe when you make a cake? You can have a go at this activity today - if you don't have all the ingredients don't worry you can make a simple salt dough by adding one cup of flour, one cup of salt and a few table spoons of water. Click here to access the video from White Rose to match the activity. 

Let me know, send me a video or email me! 

If you can't complete this activity, maybe you could just practise measuring different amounts into cups. What could you measure? Pasta? Water? Peas? Use these words to describe how much is in there! 


Take a Break!

It's important to take a break! You could go for a walk, have a little dance or do one of these activities below

Expressive Arts and Design

This week we have been learning all about Geronimo! 

Can you spot him in this picture?

Now I would like you to have a go at drawing Geronimo! Remember when we practised using our pencils to make different lines like this: 

Perhaps you could use your lines to draw a picture of Geronimo using just your pencil smiley I can't wait to see your final pictures. 


Again, thank you for sending your leanring to me.  If you havent yet sent, its not too late. :-)  I wonder who will get certificates this week?


So today would be our PE session in school.  We love to move like jungle animals in class when we were on our jungle journey.  You can move like jungle animals in the next video :-) 


We are still practising how to read words ending with 's'.  You can find today's video below.  Today has longer words. 

When you read your words on your phonic sheet today, could you colour in the ones you have been able to read all by yourself. If you have needed a little help then you could underline the words.  Send me a picture of your sentences. 

Today you are practising your tricky words he, she, we, me and be on your sheet, you could also see if you can beat my score in the game below (Some words are new! Dont worry if you get them wrong!) 


Before you start your writing today - I think it would be a good idea to get your fingers ready!  Why not play 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble' (Our FAVOURITE song for Dough Disco!) and show your grown ups what we do to get out fingers exercising!  Rember the Dough Disco moves... we 'squeeze the dough', we also 'roll the dough' then we make a 'disco' by making our dough flat.  Get all of the fingers dancing... remember that baby small is the best dancer of them all! If you can not find your dough you can just make the shapes with your hands. :-) 

I am so impressed with all of your words and sentences, remember that you can listen carefully to the sounds in each word and use the letter mats you have in your pack to remind you what the letters look like!


It has been good to see the differnt ways you have taclkled the maths activities this week.  In this weeks maths activities it is importnat to talk about what we can see and how we can see it.  The vocabulary you have practised this week can be used at any time during the day - maybe when pouring a glass of milk, or making the tea.  When have you used these words this week?  Let me know, send me a video or email me! 




Understanding the World

In our story of the week Geronimo said he could swim.  We know that penguins are flightless birds that means they can not fly.  With a grown up have a look at the file below.  You can read more about penguins and what they eat and where they live. 

Could you find out 2 facts about penguins and tell me about them?  You could send me a video, draw me a picture and you could ask a grown up to write your facts, or you could find another way of sharing your facts with me. I wonder how many things we could find out? 


You could complete one of your Science challenges today, may be make some ice and pop it in your freezer.  

What do you think will happen to the water when you put it in there?  

How long do you think it will take to change? 

If you add something to the water like a small toy or a leaf what do you think would happen?

Remember to take pictures. :-) 




Wow!  What a lot of lovely learning I had yesterday!  You can see some of it if you click the video below: 

I know it is tricky, but keep concentrating for your grown ups. If you need to ask me anything please email me and I can call you back. 


Remember that to get better at your leanring you need to practise something everyday.  So we are going to return to adding 's' to a word:

Try out the game below to practise reading words and matching them to the pictures. 

Take a break :-) 


Click on the link below and find session 3.  You can follow the ideas in your pack or the activities on the video.

Some of you have been practising your numbers at home, these rhymes might help you to remember them... :-) 

Have a Brain Break


In your pack today you have two activities to complete! Send me photographs when you have completed them. 

You could also have another look at the story... 

 Can you make your own penguin?  What happened with Geronimo in the story? How did he 'fly'? 

Remember to take a break, it is a funny time at the moment - we all need a little quiet time!  (I think I may try this one!) 

Understanding the World

Have a look at what animals you can find in the polar regions and what they are called.  


Good morning Reception.  Thank you for sending your learning yesterday and also answering the phone, I really enjoyed speaking to you all.  There are a few of you who I haven't yet spoken to, so I will give you another call today. :-) 

As yesterday you will have some three pieces of work in your pack, you will also have the links on your learning letter.  You can find some of the links here. 


This week we are learning how to read words that end with 's'. like pots and dogs

Click on the video to find out a little more.  Remember you can press pause if it is going to quickly.  You could also have a go at writing the words just like we do in class! 


Practise reading your words on this game too.  

Your activity on your sheet today includes 'ng'. You can hear and see the Alphablocks using the 'ng' sound on the video below.

Remember to have a brain break! 



Click on the picture below and head to session 2 all about capacity.  Capacity is about measuing a liquid.  There are activities in your pack for today that you can try, you could even try some of the actvities when you have a bath (it may be a bit less messy too!) 

Why not try out this quiz... your grown up will need to read the information for you. :-) Let me know how you get on!


Brain Break time! 
Pop on some music and have a dance!  (It always makes us smile in school!)


I have sent you the same Literacy activity for every day this week (I just want you to get into the swing of things). Remember you can write just one sound for the word you see, three sounds to make a word or even the whole sentence.  

Remember to include your finger spaces if writing a sentence :-) 

Look at these sentences from yesterday. 

The sentence could have said 'Pat a dog'.  Remember to write your letters on the line, and check your letters are the right way.  Thank you for sending these lovely pieces in! Who could be on the website tomorrow? 


What is the animal in? 

The _________ is in the __________


Remember to have a brain break! :-) 

Back to the story of Geronimo... did he get to fly? Talk to your grow up about what happened.  Is there something that you would really like to do but can't because you are a human? 

Click the link below to go to Oak Academy.  There is a video that explains where in the world the pengins live.  There is also a story to go along side. :-) 



I wonder... could you make a penguin... you could use paint, cardboard boxes, or even your pencils and pens.  Send me your pictures and I will add them on here for all your friends to see. 

A little extra.... 

I hope you are enjoying your learning, remember to send me your pictures. :-) 


Good morning everyone :-). Each week we are going to base some of our work around a story.  The story this week is 'Geronimo' by David Walliams.  It tells the story of a penguin. 

Where in the world do you think penguins are from?  See if you can spot where the penguins are on this map.  You could research a little more on the interent with your grown up. Let me know by email when you find out a little more :-) 



This week in phonics we are learning how to read words ending in 's'.  The video below will help you with this.  

In your pack you have the following letter sheets.  Have a look at them and tell me what sounds

Remember to check your uppercase letters too... 

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

As a recap from sounds last week can you read these words that have the 'th' sound in them?

them, then, that, this, withthin, thick

Practise writing 'th' on your work sheet.  

"The princess in the tower is rescued by the horse.  She says thhhhhhank you"


There are some sentences on the game below.  You can find them at .  Log in with jan21. home

Look for 
If you find reading 'th' a little tricky, click on some of the other sounds too. 

Have a brain break! 



You can find your maths video for today on the picture below.  Session 1.  

In your pack you have a few activities you could try at home.  Remember to send me some pictures or let me know what you have found that is heavy/light.  The Happy Camel game shows how a balance scales work.  Can you find the toy? 



Brain Break! 



In Literacy this week I would like you to try a little writing you need to look at the picture in your pack and think of a sentence to match it.  

I will show you an example here.  
The pictures are only 3 letter words.  
We know the letter sounds now and if you listen carefully to the word I am sure you could use the letters in your pack to write one word or even the whole sentence.  Take a photo and send it to me :-) 



Your picture today is: 

Get Active (This will help with your brain break too!) 

We LOVE to complete these yoga activities in school.

Other Learning 

I have set you a couple of assignments on Busy Things.  You can find your login at the front of your reading diary. 

If you complete assignments I will be able to see them.  :-) 


Story Time