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Weekly homework can be found on this link


Today you will have received two exercise books and a selection of print outs to support home learning. Please use this alongside the information on this page.
We would encourage the children to keep a diary whilst at home and use their books for their best work that they would like to share on their return. 
Please look through the pack and if their is anything you are unsure of please email on the adress above.
We will aim to upload the documents in todays pack for those unable to get them.

Due to school closure we have put together a list of links to give you ideas of work the children can do at home. 
Our ethos in early years is learning through play,building learning into our everyday and giving learning a purpose.

We do not expect children to learn through formal teaching at school so we do not expect this at home



In Reception, children work towards the Early Learning Goals (ELG). Children should achieve these goals by the end of Reception so that they are ready for the KS1 curriculum to begin in Year One.
The first link below is for Development Matters, this is the curriculum for Early Years. The document sets out objectives at  each age and has ideas and ways these can be achieved. Please take a look for ideas of how best to support at home.

Below are the Early Learning Goals for the specific areas of the curriculum, please see link above for Early Learning Goals for all areas of learning.



Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.


Children should be able to....

-Recognise the following graphemes (letters that represent a sound) -

Set 1: s    a   t   p

Set 2: i    n   m   d

Set 3: g   o   c    k

Set 4: ck   e   u   r

Set 5: h   b   f, ff    l, ll     ss

Set 6: j   v   w   x (ks)

Set 7: y   z, zz    qu (kw)

ch   sh   th   ng   ai   ee   igh    oa    oo    ar   or   ur   ow   oi   ear   air   ure   er


-Recognise the following words by sight - 

Tricky words - I, to, no, go, the, into, he, she, me, we, be was, my, you, they, her, all, are, said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what

-High Frequency Words - a, an, as, at, if, in, is, it, of, off, on, can, dad, had, back, and, get, big, him, his, not, got, up mum, but, will, that, this, then, them, with, see, now, down, look, too, went, it’s, from, children, just, help




Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.



Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.


To Support reading at home you should….

Ensure you read with your child every day.

Ensure reading is part of your daily routine including bedtime stories.

Sign up to Teach Your Monsters to Read on the following link


To support writing at home you should….

Encourage children to use writing as part of their day. i.e writing shopping lists, letters etc.

Practise correct letter formation when the children are writing and ensure they use the correct sounds when segmenting for writing. The phonetic alphabet can be found here….


To support mathematics at home you should….

Ensure you continue to provide opportunity to use number and shape in everyday life e.g counting out food, sharing our dinners, discussing shapes you see and their properties.

Use Numbots as a way to develop number fluency. (If you do not have log in please email via class email and rthis will be sent)

Play games on they have games for all areas of maths.

Link for a pack containing ideas to support learning across the curriculum. 

For home leaning across all areas Twinkl have extended free memberships for all affected.

1. How do I sign up for the free month?

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Enter the code you have received, or CVDTWINKLHELPS if you have not yet been given a code

Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit






Website Links

Phonics websites and apps-


Oxford Owl free e-books


Phonetic Alpahbet

Jolly phonics songs


Tricky word songs Phase 2:

                              Phase 3

                              Phase 4


Get Squiggling Fine/gross motor




We use Jack Hartmann for his maths songs, there is other content availabl


We typically use Singing Walrus for maths songs but other songs are avaialable.


Maths planning and ideas




Go Noodle- exercise, dancing, mindfulness and meditation


Cosmic kids Yoga for physical development and midfulness.


Twinkl free membership using code UKTWINKLHELPS-





If you are finding it difficult to explain the current situation in a way that your child understands but doesnt feel worried here is a story that puts it simply to suit the ears of children and may help them to understand.



All of the Reception team, Mrs Venables, Miss Woodford, Mr Cox, Mrs Hole, Mrs Smith, Miss Hall and Mrs Gibbs are really looking forward to the upcoming year.


We have lots of fun topics planned during the year based on the children's interests. These experiences will provide us with excellent opportunities such as trips, cooking and visitors coming in to talk to us.  Some of our topics in the past have included pirates and fairy tales and exploring under the sea which included a trip to the Sealife Centre.


We will begin learning our sounds, learn how to write (including lots of fine and gross motor activities) and will start to learn lots of various maths skills including measuring, identifying shapes and exploring numbers to 20.  


In Reception we learn through play and we are looking forward to creating lots of fun and exciting experiences for the children.  If you feel this is something you could support us with we always welcome volunteers into our base.


Below are a few websites that may be of use to help your child continue their learning when at home:





Tricky words (songs) 


Tricky words are words that cannot be 'sounded out'