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Reception Home Learning

Hi everyone,

We hope you are enjoying all of the different activities that we have set for Home Learning. We are all missing you lots and we are looking forward to welcoming some of you back into school next week. 

Parents, we will continue to set home learning activities that can be accessed in the Summer 2 folders below and ask that, where possible, you continue with the other activities to support your child further at home. These are:


  • Reading at least 2 stories to your child including the Talk for Writing Story. This half term we will be looking at the story of “Handa's Surprise” by Eileen Browne so please try to share this story.
  • Encourage your child to read texts and share texts with your child. We have attached some suitable e-books. You can access other stories at It is important that you discuss the text with your child and encourage them to think about why things are happening, who the main characters are, where the story is set and their own likes and dislikes about the story.
  • Practise letter formation (see attached booklet for cursive handwriting under the Handwriting tab below). Look at one letter per day and then get the child to write a list of words that begin with this sound. Can they put that word into a sentence? When they move onto Booklet 2 encourage children to write a sentence using that word.
  • Play at least one phonics game on Phonics Play. Our particular favourites are Tricky Word Trucks, Picnic on Planet Pluto, Buried Treasure, Make a Match, Sentence Substitution and Speed Trial. We have also attached Phonic challenges (in the English section below) which you can adapt for different phonemes.
  • Carry out a Maths activity every day- this may be an episode of Numberblocks (please talk to your child about what is happening), playing a board game or one of the activities enclosed. At present we are focusing on number up to 20 and adding and subtracting single digit numbers. We will upload a weekly Maths challenge to the Maths area below.


It is also important in Early Years that learning is made practical and fun. We have attached a leaflet with lots of ideas for activities that can easily be carried out at home.

We also have a purple mash login which will allow access to a range of games and activities. The logon for Reception children is as follows:

Username: Reception

Password: Reception

Parent Code 41a511b3


We appreciate your ongoing support during this difficult time.

Home Learning Document


Letters & Sounds  (link)