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Welcome to the Reception

home learning page


To the Reception children and their families,


We would like to wish you well for the Summer holidays and hope that you all have time for a relaxing break.


It has been an unusual year for us all, especially for the children in their first year at school. We are so proud of the children and we would like to send them our best wishes for when they return to school in Year 1.


The email address will be disconnected from Friday but if you have any worries or questions over the summer you can email Mrs Farr on

Best Wishes


The Reception Team


Click here for information about this year's reading challenge


Going from Reception to Year 1



Here is a story for you to read.

It is called ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’.

How did Cody feel during the story?

At first she was worried and cautious about changing into a butterfly. Later on in the story she felt brave and excited. When she talked to her friends she found a way to be brave and change into a butterfly.

Talk to your child about how they feel about changing to their new class. What are they looking forward to doing in Year 1? Help them share their thoughts and feelings and discuss ways of overcoming any worries. Perhaps they could draw a picture for a friend or their new teacher. Can they talk about what they enjoy learning at school or what they think they could get better at in Year 1.

Have a look at some of the activities attached to help you talk about transition with your child.

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Click on the link below to have fun practising your letters and handwriting patterns.


Please upload any learning that you do onto your Tapestry page so that we can see all of the wonderful things that you have been doing.

Reading and Phonics


Remember to look at your Bug club books using your personal log-in.



Here you can register for free to have access to a variety of


Interactive stories and games



Register for free on the Phonics play website to enjoy playing phonics games and activities.


Talk4writing home/school resources

Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework based on the principles of how children learn.

Here are some of their home-school English Booklets.

The units are age-related, but please feel free to pick and choose what is right for your child.

They all include a model text which is also available as a streamed audio recording.

Zachary's drawings and labeling of animals found on the land, in the sea and in the air

Ronnie's pictures from the story of The very hungry caterpillar read by Mrs Moore.

Extra Activities


We hope you are enjoying the activities we are uploading daily. We are trying to make these activities practical using as few resources as possible to help you at home.

We are also aware that some of you may like worksheet activities similar to the first pack we sent home. Please don’t feel like you have to complete these activities they are just added extras if you need them.

Physical fun!


Have a fun and physical exercise with these super yoga moves!

Go Noodle

Hundreds of brain ‘exercise’, dancing, strength and mindfulness videos.

Welcome to our school website!