Welcome to our Reception Home Learning page!

 

If you are isolating at home, please take a look at the following activities which will support your child's learning. The activities provided below are split into the 7 areas of the Early Years Curriculum and can be done in any order. They mirror what we are learning in school so your child will not be missing out!.

If you have any questions or queries please contact your child's teacher on the following class emails:

blossom@heyhouses.lancs.sch.uk

oak@heyhouses.lancs.sch.uk

sycamore@heyhouses.lancs.sch.uk

 

Thanks for your continued support and we hope to see you back at school soon!

The Reception Team.

 

Spring 2 - Fairy Tales

Castles

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Practise independence in getting dressed, fastening buttons, doing zips and putting on gloves etc.

 

Physical Development 

  • Practise writing your full name, forming the letters correctly.
  • CLICK HERE to try some Fairy Tale Cosmic Yoga For Kids – Beauty and the Beast.
  • Handwriting practice - practise forming all letters correctly.

   

 Communication and Language

 

  • Learn some facts about castles and tell a family member what you have learnt.
  • Listen to a story without pictures. See if you can answer questions about the story.
  • Discuss what your favourite story with a castle in is. Why do you like that one best?

 

Mathematical Development

 

  • Introduce the number 10. CLICK HERE for a maths starter. Look at the different ways of making 10. 
  • CLICK HERE to watch Numberblocks number 10.
  • Practise saying 1 more or 1 less than a number.
  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

 

Literacy and Phonics

 

  • Introduce the sounds ur, ow (as in owl) & oi. CLICK HERE to watch an oi phonics lesson.
  • Go on a hunt around the house to find things that contain the new sounds (or do a word hunt with post its and read the words). Practise reading and writing simple words containing these sounds e.g. fur, cow, oil etc.
  • Practise all the letter sounds learnt so far, reading and writing short words using the sounds e.g. shop, ring.
  • Practise reading and writing all the tricky words - Itothegonointo, we, me, be, you, theyCLICK HERE to watch a tricky words song.
  • Read an ebook on Bug Club.
  • Write facts about castles. 
  • Write a sentence and draw a picture about your favourite activity this week.

 

Understanding the World

 

  •  CLICK HERE to watch a lesson on an introduction to castles.  Discuss the different parts of a castle. What can you find out about castles and knights?
  • CLICK HERE to watch Let's Play Knights.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

  • Make a castle with boxes and tubes. You could even try making a drawbridge!
  • Make a princess hat or a jester’s hat. CLICK HERE to watch the lesson.
  • Make a shield out of cereal box card - maybe you can add your own coat of arms?
  • CLICK HERE to sing along to the song There Was a Princess Long Ago. Can you join in with the actions?

 

If you would like to celebrate anything you have achieved at home, please email any photos to your class teacher!

Spring 1 - Fairy Tales

 

Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel - Princess Stories

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

  • Practise independence in getting dressed, fastening buttons, doing zips and putting on gloves etc.
  • Can you say who the good and bad characters in the stories? CLICK HERE to watch the clip from Cinderella. How do you think Cinderella is feeling? What could we do to help her?

 

Physical Development 

 

  • Practise writing your full name, forming the letters correctly.
  • CLICK HERE to try some Fairy Tale Cosmic Yoga For Kids – Cinderella.
  • Handwriting practice - practise forming all letters correctly.
  • Have a go at plaiting to make a long plait like Rapunzel’s. You could use a doll, ribbon, wool or another family member!

  

 Communication and Language

 

  • Retell the fairy tales of Cinderella or Rapunzel to another member of the family.
  • Listen to a story without pictures. See if you can answer questions about the story.
  • CLICK HERE to watch this Rapunzel clip from Tangled. The characters are talking about things they dream to do, can you talk about things you would like to do or a job you would like to have when you’re a grown up.

 

Mathematical Development

 

  • Number of the week is number 10. Look at the different ways of making 10. Can you write a number sentence that equals 10?
  • CLICK HERE to watch Counting with Rodd - 10.
  • Practise saying 1 more or 1 less than a number.
  • CLICK HERE to watch the counting on lesson. Try the counting on when adding 2 amounts.
  • Doubling and halving- use dominoes or dice to work out doubles of the numbers to 10. Can you find halves by covering half with your hand? Notice the pattern between doubling/ halving. You could try cutting out shapes and cutting them in half. Can you cut a cake/ pizza/ sandwich in half?

 

Literacy and Phonics

 

Listen to the fairy tales Cinderella and Rapunzel. 

CLICK HERE to watch Mrs Burrow read Cinderella on YouTube. CLICK HERE to listen to Rapunzel.

  • Introduce the sounds er, ear, air & ure
  • Go on a hunt around the house to find things that contain the new sounds (or do a word hunt with post its and read the words). Practise reading and writing simple words containing these sounds e.g. mixer, fear, hair, pure.
  • Practise all the letter sounds learnt so far, reading and writing short words using the sounds e.g. shop, ring.
  • Practise reading and writing all the tricky words - Itothegonointo, he, she, we, me, be, you, was, they. Introduce the tricky words all and are.
  • Reading on Bug Club.
  • Write a sentence about your favourite princess story.
  • Write a sentence and draw a picture about your favourite activity this week.

 

Understanding the World

 

  •  Talk about Baptism. CLICK HERE to watch a clip of a Baptism. If your child has been baptised or been to a Christening look at photos and discuss what happened. Maybe dress up and have a role play baptism with a baby doll.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

  • Can you design some shoes for Cinderella? CLICK HERE to watch the Design Your Own Shoe lesson. You could even make one with an old shoe by sticking things on- you could make a rainbow jewelled shoe, a fluffy cotton wool shoe or a trendy trainer!
  • You could make Rapunzel’s tall, tall tower with kitchen roll tubes.
  • CLICK HERE to practise singing nursery rhymes and counting songs.
  • CLICK HERE to sing along to There Was a Princess Long Ago.

 

If you would like to celebrate anything you have achieved at home, please email any photos to your class teacher!

 

Spring 2 - Superheroes

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

  • Practise independence in getting dressed, fastening buttons, doing zips and putting on gloves etc.
  • What qualities do superheroes need? Bravery, courage, resilience, kindness, sense of justice......how can you show these qualities?

 

Physical Development 

 

  • Practise writing your full name, forming the letters correctly.
  • CLICK HERE to try some Superhero Yoga For Kids.
  • Handwriting practice - practise forming all letters correctly.

  

 Communication and Language

 

  • Talk about your favourite superhero. Why are they your favourite? What would your super power be? What would you use it for?
  • Retell a superhero story to a family member.

 

Mathematical Development

 

  • Revise the numbers 0 - 10. Look at the different ways of making each number. Can you write different number sentences?
  • Practise saying 1 more or 1 less than a number.
  • Look at odd and even numbers. CLICK HERE to watch a Numberblocks episode. Can you sort the numbers 0 - 10 into odd and even?
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Literacy and Phonics

 

Read some superhero stories.

CLICK HERE to watch Supertato by Sue Hendra.

CLICK HERE to listen to Superworm by Julia Donaldson

  • Revise the phase 3 sounds we have learnt so far. Can you write some words or sentences using these sounds?
  • Practise reading and writing all the tricky words - Itothegonointo, he, she, we, me, be, you, was, they all and are.
  • Reading on Bug Club.
  • Write a sentence about your favourite superhero.
  • What super power would you have if you were a super hero? Draw a picture and write  sentence.

 

Understanding the World

 

  • Find out about real life superheroes (firefighters, police officers, nurses, doctors, vets etc.) What do they do? How do they help others?

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

  • Can you design you own superhero cape? CLICK HERE to watch a lesson from Miss Peracca.
  • Design your own gadget and make it using cardboard recycling. 
  • Design and make your own superhero vehicle.

 

If you would like to celebrate anything you have achieved at home, please email any photos to your class teacher!

 

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