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EYFS - Reception

Home learning: 

Over the next few weeks, there will be daily updates on this page of the learning you can do each day whilst at home. 

Please keep in touch with your teachers by sending them a message on Microsoft Teams. (log in with the information you have been provided) 

In this TEAMS program, you can submit work (including photos of work), get feedback and talk with your teachers about any questions / queries you have. 

Friday 12th February 


Thursday 11th February


Wednesday 10th February:


Tuesday 9th February:


Monday 8th February:


Web Link to Lesson  

Summary Information  





A welcome video explaining the day’s learning can be found in today’s file folder. 

Phonics / 




Today’s video for this Literacy activity can be found in today’s file folder 


Today the children will be focusing on the digraph ‘ch’ for a handwriting lesson. The words to write are, chop, chip, chin, chick, church and cheek.  


The video can be paused to enable your child to write the word after each one is modelled. The children are asked to choose their own ch word to write or choose to write a sentence including one of the words. 




The video can be found in today’s file folder 

The children will be able to watch a video of Mrs Notarianni reading a story called, Hansel and Gretel. This is the story we will be focusing on this week. 






The resource for this activity can be found attached to the assignment. 


Today the children are going to make their own analogue clock face for use on Tuesday. There is a resource attached that can be printed, you could use a round paper plate, or a circle cut out of a piece of paper and strips of paper for the hands.  


The instructions suggest using a split pin but again if this is not available you could use blu tac to place the hands in their different positions. Scissors will be required too. 


Foundation Subject  



Chinese New Year 

This week the children will be learning and carrying out activities based around this celebration. The children will watch a video by their teacher introducing and hearing the story surrounding the origins of the Chinese Zodiac new year story.  


The word zodiac is explained and at the end of the power point the children can research the name of the animal relating to the year they were born in. They can draw a picture of their animal and attach it to show us which one they are. 


Physical Activity  





 Cracker The Dragon Of Wonder | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! - Bing video 

The yoga today for our physical activity is linked into our topic of the Chinese New Year. 

Enjoy a well- being yoga session to start off your week.  



Home learning ideas: 


The Early Years Foundation Stage is based around four Key Themes, three Prime areas and Four Specific Areas of Learning.

The themes are:

  • A Unique Child - Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

  • Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

  • Enabling Environments - The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.

  • Learning and Development - Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

The three prime areas are:

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

The four specific areas are:

  •  Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design

Core subjects are taught through skilful adult intervention in continuous provision (‘In The Moment Planning’). This is supported by a carefully designed learning environment.

Literacy in Reception

Children learn through self-directed opportunities to read and write that are then enhanced by experienced adult support to move their learning on.

Speaking and Listening is taught through role modelling of meaningful sentences, widening vocabulary, active listening and turn taking in conversation.

Phonics is taught through Letters and Sounds. Please see the links at the bottom of the page if you would like to work with your child on learning their phonic sounds at home.

Helicopter Stories is used to allow children to tell their own stories, which are then dictated by an adult before being dramatised for a group. This process then enables children to move on swiftly to develop their independent writing skills.

Maths in Reception

Children learn through experiencing number, shape and space in a practical way in the real world, before moving on to making mathematical representations and models with specially chosen equipment, before finally recording their endeavours on paper.  Maths Sessions are more focussed sessions with small groups of children which begin as the children progress through reception. 

More details about the organisation and delivery of the curriculum  of EYFS can be read in the EYFS Policy. 

Parental Support

We encourage parents and carers to also share learning at home with the school. 

The Tapestry app that the school uses as an ongoing Learning Journey for the children can also be accessed and added to by parents / carers at home. 

Please talk to the class teachers if you need any further details of how to access this