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Welcome to Reception

Home Learning

Can't believe its Wednesday already! Thank you to everyone who has sent me work or uploaded work onto mini mash - I especially love the photos and the rainbow/sunshine pictures. I have tried to set out a timetable of activities for the week.  The phonics activities are from phase 3 because this is the most tricky phase in reception so it will help to go over the sounds again (they get harder as the phase progresses).  The sound spot stories can be read independently by some of the children but the main purpose is to spot the day's sound so don't worry if your child cant read the story - read it for them to spot the sound and they can colour it in. There is no need to do all the workbook, just print or do some of the pages.  In maths the home learning challenges can be done all week.  I have set the class up with a home learning scheme from our music provider 'Charanga' - look out for your child's username and password coming by email via school ping.

Remember the children in reception have a play based curriculum so if possible spend time playing in the garden, drawing and colouring, baking, reading stories, playing with water, building models and using the virtual reception classroom on 'Purple mash - mini mash'. There are also many online activities such as P.E. with Joe Wicks and CBeebies have lots of educational programs - we love 'Numberblocks' for maths and 'Alphablocks' for phonics. You can send me photos or work to sstorey@olcps.uk as well as uploading them onto mini mash.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

j workbook

sound spot story

Try to read/write the sentence

Put jam on top.

v workbook

sound spot story

Try to read/write the sentence

The dog is at the vets.

w workbook

sound spot story

Try to read/write the sentence

The hat has got wet.

x activity

phase 3 tricky word write

sound spot story

Try to read/write the sentence

It is in the box.

y workbook

sound spot story

Try to read/write the sentence

I can not go yet.


numbers to 20 home learning challenges

create a numberline to 20

superhero missing numbers to 20 ladder missing numbers farm missing numbers to 20 Easter ordering numbers to 20
Other PE - dancing with 'The Learning Station' on Youtube. Try 'Ram Sam Sam' but their favourite is 'Herman the Worm'.


The Community Eyespy Paint a sunshine for your windows.

Science - Go on a minibeast hunt in your garden.  Draw and write about what you find.

Minibeast description

Music - try your new charanga logins.  I will be able to see what you have been up to.


Palm Sunday story

Palm Sunday activity

Take care and stay well! smiley

Our Reception teacher is Mrs Storey who is supported by Mrs Carr and Mrs Maddock (Teaching Assistants). 

We have lots of fun in Reception as we learn through play. At the beginning of the year we make new friends with the children who have joined us from other nurseries but after a few weeks we are working as one happy family.    

During the Autumn term we love performing our Nativity for everyone, while in the Spring term, we have fun carrying out an Easter egg hunt, and in the Summer term, we run as fast as we can on Sports Day.

Throughout our school day, we learn both in and outside. Outside we might like to dig in our garden, make obstacle courses or spend time steering in and out of each other on the bikes. Inside we might like to play in our role play area, write cards to our families or read a book with our friends.

The Reception children are well looked after by their Buddies from Year 6 who keep a gentle eye on them on the playground, at lunch time, and in our Friday celebration assembly. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please come and see me at the end of the school day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Storey


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