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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 emailing  through this email address you can send pictures of work as well as email in any questions about what you need to be doing at home. 

Monday 18.1.2021:


Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information


A welcome video explaining the days learning.


Phonics/ English

The children will be completing a handwriting lesson focusing on the letter ‘h’.


They will need paper and a pencil for this activity.



The children will be able to watch a video of me reading a story called ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’

It is not the traditional story, do you have a copy of the original story that you can read to a member of your family?



We are moving onto the topic of capacity. The children will need to have 5 labels of empty, nearly empty, half full, nearly full and full that they can have a go at writing themselves or an adult can write them for them.


Having watched the video they are to then label containers with different volumes of liquid in that an adult has filled and for the second activity your child is to be given a label and they are to fill a container with the matching volume of liquid.


They will need paper and pen and 5 containers and either a liquid or sand, rice or soil to fill their containers with.

Foundation Subject



To begin our topic of the farm can the children find out the different animals that live on a farm and any other food that is grown on a farm?  Ask your child to draw the animals they might find.


As we can’t visit the farm at the moment here is a little video of a farmer looking after some of his animals.


If you have trouble with the link working you can google Barnaby Bear working on a livestock farm.


Take pictures of their drawings and share them with us via email 😊

Physical Activity KAT5NiWHFIU&list=PL8snGkhBF7nhE quR7wXbzIXjFrlXsze_H&index=4&ab_ channel=CosmicKidsYoga

We are going on a bear hunt with cosmic yoga.


Friday 15.1.2021:


Web Link to Lesson

Summary Information


A welcome video explaining the days learning.


Phonics/ English

The children will be completing a handwriting lesson focusing on the letter ‘a’.


They will need paper and a pencil for this activity.



The children will be able to watch a video of me reading a story called ‘How to catch a mouse.’

Story time with your teacher…



To finish of our learning about weight the children are going to have a look at the numerical weight that is found on the back of boxes, packets and jars. The children are to find food items in the kitchen and by looking at the weight on the back they are to put them in order from lightest to heaviest.


As part of the activity they are to write down the name or draw the object and write its numerical weight by copying the number on the back of the food item.


They will need to 5 or more food items from the kitchen that have a numerical weight written on the back.


There is a 100 square attached to the email to help your child when comparing numbers.

Foundation Subject




To continue with our woodland topic please use the website below to find pictures of birds. You can then use these pictures to help you identify any birds that come to visit your bird feeders that some of you have made or any birds that you may see in your local area.


Can you tell us the name of any birds that you have identified?

Physical Activity





Adults to write your full name on a piece of paper (in capital letters) and your child is to use their body to try and spell out their name.

As an extra game your child can make a letter on the floor for their family to guess using their body to make different shapes and letters

  • Send us pictures of what letters you manage to create! 😊

Practical shape making today – using our bodies to stretch and bend.


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