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Reception Home Learning Offer - January 2021

Hello Reception! 


Below you can find some activities which you can complete during the first 48 hours of self-isolation. These are to consolidate learning from Term 2. 




Follow these links to find phonics sessions focusing on some of the sounds learned in Term 1. 


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Literacy -

  • Have a go at writing some short words. These could include - duck, chip, shed, ring, that, song, much, chick, dish.
  • Find your favourite book and make a short video to re-tell the story 
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story. 
  • Choose a story book and ask a grown up to read it. Talk about the sequence, beginning, middle and end. 
  • Can you act out the story? Maybe you could make some puppets to help you. 



  • Watch session one and two of this week's White Rose maths learning. Have a go at the activities that follow each session -
  • Play a board game using a dice with an adult. Practise recognising the number of dots on the dice without counting them. 
  • Have a go at forming numerals 1-20. 
  • Go on a shape hunt in your house. How many triangles, circles, squares and rectangles can you spot? 
  • Watch an episode of Numberblocks. 
  • Put up to 5 objects in a bag. Can you count the objects without looking at them?


Physical Development: 

  • Make an obstacle course in your garden or inside, use position language, over, under, behind, etc. to explain how to do the course 
  • Learn to throw and catch a ball. 
  • Colour in some dry pasta and create a picture/some jewellery with it. 
  • Have a go at a GoNoodle dance -


Understanding the World: 

  • Discuss the different seasons with your family. What is the weather like in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter? Watch this video and have a go at the attached quiz.


Expressive Arts and Design: 

  • Use things around the house to create a picture or a sculpture. This could involve paint, pencils, fabrics or even utensils from the kitchen! It can be 2D or 3D.


Don't forget to share all of the wonderful things you do on Tapestry! Please add these as a video or photograph. 


Keep safe and well - we look forward to seeing you back in class soon!

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