Reception - Home Learning

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Welcome to our Remote Learning page!

Dear Reception families,

This is where you will find all of our remote learning to support you with learning at home with your children. We appreciate that everyone will find themselves in different situations and that learning at home will be easier for some than others. We know that lots of you will be juggling work and children of different ages. Be kind to yourselves!

We will load new learning every afternoon/evening ready for the next day. Each week there will be Literacy and Maths activities plus daily Phonics. Alongside this there will be suggestions for creative, physical and understanding of the world activities. All of this will match what the children would have been doing in school at this time (and is also what children of critical workers will be doing in school).

Please do not feel that you need to do it all! There is also no need to do the suggested learning on the day it is loaded, feel free to use it flexibly in a way that works for your family. Remember that children are always learning, whether they are engaged with a phonics activity, drawing or role playing with their toys!

We are here if you need us, please do get in touch via our email:

We would love to see what the children have been learning at home so please feel free to send us pictures via our email. Please do bear in mind that we will also be busy planning and managing online learning as well as working in school with the children of critical workers, so will not be able to reply instantly and may not be able to reply to everything if we receive high volumes of emails.

Take care and stay safe!

 The Reception Team

Here are some of the super predictions that you shared with us! What 'REALLY exciting' thing do you predict will grow? 

Here is the phonics learning for today: 

Remote Learning - Spring 1 Week 3 - Week Beginning Monday 18th January

Remote Learning - Spring 1 Week 1 - Week Beginning Monday 4th January

Additional Resources


There is a free eBook library available on the Oxford Owl website:

You will need to create an account (free!) to access these resources. 

We have been practicing using and applying our Phase 2 phonic knowledge at school: 'Pink Level' books are perfect for this and can be found by selecting 'Browse the eBook library' > 'Levels' > 'Book Band' > 'Book Band 1: Pink'

Please remember that lovely stories that you share together are still the most important thing to inspire a love of reading, build vocabulary, develop an understanding of sentence structure and most importantly bring joy at a difficult time!


Mrs Bancroft has recorded a video of our Phase 2 letter sounds and cued articulation actions:                                

We use this grapheme mat (below) to remind ourselves what letter shapes look like.

Encourage your child to use their letter sounds, songs and actions to remind them what a letter shape (grapheme) looks like when they are reading and writing! 

Cursive letter formation

You might find the below cursive letter formation PowerPoint Presentation useful.

Here it is in pdf. format as well in case MS PowerPoint is not compatible with your device at home! 

In addition, we love playing Phonics Play games at school: 

UPDATE * Phonics Play have kindly provided free access for use at home during the current lockdown*

Username: jan21       Password: home

The games and activities on this website help us to use and apply our phonics knowledge. 

Have a look at the Phase 2 activities - We particularly enjoyed playing Picnic on Pluto and Pick a Picture last half term (just be sure to select Phase 2!) 


On this website you will find lots of free number, shape and counting games:

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