Reception Learning - Term 5 Week 4

07 May 2020

Welcome to Reception Home Learning this week. It is so lovely to see your photos and hear about what you are getting up to at home. Please keep sending in your work. We can't wait to see what you get up to this week.

Like previous weeks, you can also find your child's learning on their interactive learning diary. Please use this to upload your children's work. We would love to see photos and examples of their work plus anything fun you are doing at home. To log on go to:

If you need help logging on or with any of the activities, please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Weekly Phone Calls

It was lovely to speak to so many of you again last week. We will ring again this week.  

Miss Wilkinson has changed her day. She will now ring Ladybird children every Tuesday morning between 9am and 12pm.Mrs Sessions and Miss Vintin will ring Caterpillar children every Wednesday morning between 9am and 12pm.
If you need to speak to us before then, please email the school and we will get in touch with you.


Weekly Handwriting Practice

We would like you to practise your handwriting again this week. Try and practise the letters from other weeks too: l   i    t   j   u   y  b  h   m   n   r  p   c   a   d

This week we are going to practise writing these letters:

o      g    q

Watch this video to make sure that you are writing each letter correctly.

Ask an adult to help you draw some straight lines in your book. Use a ruler if you have one. Can you write the letter correctly using the lines? Leave a finger space between each letter. See the image for an example.


Can you write some words that you know that have some of the letters in them?  cod   card    dog    rap

Try and practise your handwriting every day.

Take a photo of your handwriting and ask your parent/carer to put it on your interactive learning diary at the end of the week. Your teachers would love to see it!


PE with Mr Rossetti

Here is your link for your PE lesson this week:




Fine Motor Activity

This week why not have a go at the activity below:


Creative Activity

This week Mrs Griffiths has planned an art activity for you all to try. She sends her love and is looking forward to seeing some of your designs.


Friday 15th May




Watch Alphablocks : Beginning and ending blends


Phonics play -

Play any game from the top row – Buried Treasure, Dragon’s Den or Picnic on Pluto.

 - Choose Phase 4 – CCVCC words - Either Sets 1-7 or for a challenge ‘Sets 1-7 plus digraphs’

Choose phase 2 or 3 if your child finds this too hard.

If you want to play more games, Phonics Play are offering a free login for when schools are closed. See here


Have you been on bug club this week?

See if you can read some books over the weekend.

There are some good games on bug club too. Have you played this alien word game yet?

Have fun!





Today in Maths we have lots of fun games to play to help us learn about our 3D shapes.


First let’s warm up with these two songs.





Watch this video:


Now play these games :)

1. Hidden shape game:

Click the switch to change the shapes into 3D shapes.


2. Shape Splat:

Click the 3D ‘Shapes’ level


We hope you have a restful weekend! See you next week!


Thursday 14th May



On Tuesday we listened to the story Superbat read by Mrs Sessions.  Listen to the story again.

At the back of the story there are some facts about bats. Ask an adult to help you read the facts.

The facts tell us that a bat is nocturnal. Nocturnal means that you sleep in the day and come out at night.



Watch this video to find out about other nocturnal animals:

Activity: Draw a picture of some of the different animals that you have learned are nocturnal. Don’t forget to draw Superbat! We would love to see your pictures so please email them to us or upload them on ILD.

Challenge: Can you label each animal. Try and use your sounds and don’t worry if your spelling isn’t always correct.




Today we will continue learning learning about 3d fat shapes. 
Watch the video and practice identifying and naming shapes.


Wednesday 13th May



Watch the tricky words songs:



Challenge (Phase 4)


I saw some fantastic photos of children practising their tricky words last week – have a look!




Well done everyone.


Today I have a new game for you but if you prefer you can try one of the activities from last week. Send us a photo or video of your game!

Tricky words High Five game

See the video:


Draw round your hand on pieces of paper about 10 times. You can cut them out if you like. Choose 10 tricky words your child needs to practise. Write them on the hands. Stick them on the wall. Every time you walk past give the words a ‘high five’ and read the word!




Today we will be thinking about what 3D fat shapes we have at home.

If you haven’t watched the films on yesterday’s Maths blog then make sure you do that first.

First, let’s warm our brains up and sing our favourite 3D shape song.

Let’s go on a 3D shape hunt! Look around your house for cube shapes, cuboid shapes, Cylinders, Spheres and cones. What can you find? Use my photo to help!

Don’t forget to take a photo like I did and sent to either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or upload on to ILD!



Tuesday 12th May



This week we are going to explore a new story. The story is called: Superbat

Watch Mrs Sessions read the story:

Talk to an adult about the story:

What did Pat the bat want to be?

How did Pat the bat feel when his friends laughed at him?

How did Pat the Superbat help the mice?

How did Pat the Superbat feel after he helped the mice?

What special power did his bat friends say Pat the Superbat had?

Talk to your child about the meaning of courage.

Courage means that you face your fears. If you have courage you are brave.

Activity: Ask your child: which is your favourite part of the story? Can your child tell you the bit they liked best. Perhaps listen to that part of the story again.

Now ask your child to draw their favourite part of the story.

Challenge: Can you write a sentence to tell us about your favourite part.

My favourite part was when …



Watch these videos. They will help you with tomorrow's Maths Activity. :)

Enjoy :)

BBC Shape Song:



Monday 11th May


It was great to see that lots of you enjoyed the phonics game last week – see some fantastic learning in the gallery below! We have something similar this week.

First practise your sounds. Watch the Jolly Phonics songs and point to each sound on your sound mats.

Scavenger hunt

Choose some (about 10) of these words and write them on a big piece of paper or lots of little ones. Choose ones you think you have at home.

Short words – pan, mat, pen, peg, mug, cup, pot, hat, box, bag, tin, pin, red, sock, big, doll, jam, zip.

Challenge words – thick, thin, light, wood, book, car, jar, fork, towel, coin, chair, sharp, short, hard, soft, green, brown, black, glass, fresh, bright, little, clear, flat, long, short,

Ask your child to use their ‘robot arms’ to say the sounds and read the words. They may find it helpful to be ‘Digraph Detectives’ and underline any digraphs or trigraphs first - see the picture.

Can they search around your home for the object or anything that is red, big, long, green etc

To make it more exciting you could set a timer on your phone for 5mins – how many objects can you find in 5mins? Then play again – can you find more this time?

We hope you enjoy this game. Here is what Zakaria found. Send us your photos!


Today we will continue learning learning about 2d flat shapes. 
Watch the video and practice identifying and naming shapes.


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