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Reception Home Learning


Please upload any home learning on Tapestry as this is good evidence for your child's profile. Below please find some fun ideas of early years learning activities for indoors. We would love to see any activities that you complete at home on Tapestry. You will be able to contact Miss Gaff and I via Tapestry. We will also upload weekly challenges.

Phonics and Reading


It is important that children recap phase 2 and phase 3 phonics letters and sounds daily in order for them to learn and retain these to read and write. Please use the sound flash cards and mats that I have sent home previously to do this. I have also attached them below. 


This week I have sent home phase 3 reading and writing phonic assessments so that you are aware of any gaps in your childs learning. These assessments highlight the sounds that your child does and does not know. Your child would benefit from learning and practising these.


I have also typed up a run through of a phonics session at St Margaret's if you would like to have a go at home.


Below please find phonics resources, activities and websites and apps to support your child with phonics at home.



Reading is essential and the foundation of learning and development in Reception. Reading daily activates the brain, it expands children speech, communication and vocabulary. Reading is a fundamental tool in developing writing skills. 


If children do nothing else in a day other than read a book then they will have made progress in some way. We have sent home several reading books to read but children can read any books or texts to develop their reading.

Phonics and Reading Websites and apps

Phase 2 Phonics High Frequency Words | Blending Flashcards

Phase 3 Phonics High Frequency Words | Blending Flashcards

Phase 3 Phonics High Frequency Words that can be blended.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song


Vowel name and sounds

Letter and sound song

Phase 2 Phonic Sound Help with Pronunciation

Correct pronunciation of phase 2 sounds

Phonics Phase 3 pronunciation and practice

Correct pronunciation of phase 3 sounds

Jolly Songs 42 sounds and vowel song

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

Children are familiar with this song. It encourages phase 2 sound recognition and actions


The foundation of maths in Reception is the importance of number awareness. Children need to know numbers 0-20 'inside out'. In school we do daily number work with numbers 0-20. We follow a number line to count forwards and backwards and practise one more and one less than a given number.


Children need to be able to recognise and sequence numbers 0-20 and know one more and one less than a given number. We have recently been working out and writing addition and subtraction number sentences with number 0-10 (please use vocabulary add and subtract not plus, take away etc). To work out number bonds to 10 we have used our fingers and  objects to help us workout the number sentence problems. Children have used addition, subtraction and equals symbols to write number sentences. I have attached some work sheets and activities to support this.

Maths websites and apps

Let's Get Fit | Count to 100 | Count to 100 Song | Counting to 100 | Jack Hartmann

Children love this in class.

One Less!! (song for kids about identifying the # that is "ONE LESS")


One More! (song for kids about identifying the # that is "ONE MORE")

Easter Activities

Keeping Active - PE

PE Edstart

Activity sessions will be released each Monday linked to the booklet through our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)

PE with Joe Wicks

The bodycoach Joe wicks is doing a daily PE session which is a home work out aimed at children.

Joe will go live Monday to Friday at 9am on his YouTube The Body Coach TV. If you cant make 9 am then all PE sessions will be saved on his YouTube channel to access at your leisure. Please record on Tapestry. 

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Coronavirus - Explained for Children

The NHS have developed a short animation for young children to help them understand COVID-19.

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