Reception Home Learning Friday 5th March

Before we begin here are our reminders for coming back to school.

  • Please please remember to send your child into school on Monday with their phonics folder containing their board, pen (understandably some of these will have run out and do not need to be returned) and rubber – this is the most important thing to remember as we need them to be able to continue teaching phonics in school.
  • Please return the dice, number track and part-part whole laminated sheet in the large plastic home learning wallets but feel free to keep the other resources.
  • Please remember to book a hot dinner for your children – unless they are having a packed lunch.
  • Packed lunches need to be healthy and balanced – a sandwich or wrap, a piece of fruit, a yoghurt and a biscuit is plenty of food for a child in Reception, often children have so much food they struggle to eat it. No sweets and chocolate bars.
  • Please send in any work that your child has been doing at home as we will stick it into their books when they return to school.
  • Tuesday is PE day, the children should come into school wearing their PE kit, if it is cold, of course they can wear their jumpers and leggings/joggers.
  • Additional Snack The council provide a fruit snack everyday free of charge, but we ask for £1 per week to provide the children with an additional snack to have during our ‘Snack and Chat’ sessions.
  • Thank you

It is Friday, but it is not just any old Friday, it is the last day of home learning! We have some special things for you today which we hope will be a good end to what has been a difficult time, but you have shown great resilience with the work you have been doing at home – enjoy this last day!


As it is our last week of home learning we thought we would give you a selection of games for you to choose from to practice your rocket words. You can use words from the rocket you need to practice. A reminder of the rocket words:

Rocket 1: I, the, into, to, no, go and put

Rocket 2: he, she, we, me, be, was and of

Rocket3: you, they, all, are, my and her

Rocket 4: said, have, like, so. do, come and some

Rocket 5: were, there, little, one, when, out and what

Rocket 6: oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs and look

Rocket 7: called, asked, could, looked and because

If your child can already read, then you can also start to get them to spell and write them.

First up is our Rocket word naughts and crosses games from last week.

Next we have a game of Rocket word bingo with Mrs Szabo!

And finally we have Archie’s game!




Our final White Rose starter for this week –


Now for our final day of subtracting! I thought it would be nice to play a game – I have put two on, the first one is working within numbers to 10 and the second one you can choose which numbers to work with – it is a slightly more challenging game. It is called Robot More and Less, for subtraction, choose Less. They are both available for free on the TopMarks website which is a really valuable resource that you can use at home anytime.

Game 1 – Subtraction to 10

Game 2 – Robot more or less


Yesterday you had a go at creating your own piece of art like the artist Qi Baisi. Today for your literacy job we would like you to write some sentences about what you did to make it. Here is Mrs Whitestone talking you through it and giving you some ideas of sentences you might write.


Your final fine motor activity for the week is one that involves duplo/lego, enjoy!

Expressive Arts and Design

We have a really fun art activity for you to finish Art Week – here is Mrs O’Hagan to explain a little bit about the artist Jackson Pollock who is the inspiration for today’s special arty challenge, when you have watched the video, click the link below.



The Magic Paintbrush

This is the end of our home learning journey. We have been away from school for such a long time and we can’t wait to have you all back, we have missed you all so much. However, we are so proud of the way that you have engaged with the home learning we have provided for you. The amount and the standard of work that many of you have produced at home has been incredible and it means that when you return to school you will be so ready to carry on your learning. Thank you to all the adults that have been helping you at home – we have worked hard to try and make everything as easy and manageable as possible, but the children couldn’t have done it without your time, effort and dedication. Thank you for supporting the children, taking the time to engage with us on Tapestry and email, and for the lovely comments of appreciation.

We look forward to seeing you all next week!

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