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Reception - Learning at Home

Dear Parents,

Welcome to our ‘Home Learning’ page.

This page has been set up to help our children to access learning from home after the announcement of school closures by the Prime Minister on Wednesday 18th March 2020. 

We feel it is important that our children continue to learn and thrive during these difficult and uncertain times.

Please check these pages on a weekly basis for information regarding home learning.

We would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our parents for their continued support and wish everyone a safe and quick return to normality (whenever that maybe).


The Reception Team

Have a Happy Half Term!

This half term may have continued in a rather unusual way, but we just wanted to say a massive thank you to all our children, parents and families for working so hard with home learning.  We are going to take a break for the holiday from posting new activities on to this webpage, as we thought you all deserved a bit of a rest! 

Also, as we have so many activities and links on this page, we thought you may want to use the opportunity to catch up on various tasks you didn't have time to cover.

We wish you all good health and happiness!

The Reception Team




For those of our families celebrating the end of Ramadan this weekend, we wish you all a 'Happy Eid!'.  If you would like to explore some activities linked to Eid we have added a few ideas below:


A Very Special Message for Reception!

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Mrs Garbett has recorded a very special message from our therapy dog Barney.
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Resources to Support Week 6 Home Learning - Minibeasts
Resources to support Week 5 Learning - Life Cycles

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VE Day Celebrations

As a whole school, our learning this week is focused on VE (Victory in Europe) celebrations on Friday 8th May. This day in 1945 signalled the end of World War 2. This year, to mark the 75th aniversary, the date would have been a bank Holiday and lots of activities and celebrations were planned across the country. We have put together activities to help us think about this important event and learn how people celebrated this event in 1945. We hope you enjoy celebrating at home with your family.


St. George's Day!

Thursday 23rd April

If you would like to find out a bit more about the St. George's Day, there is a powerpoint and some activities below.


We would like to wish our Muslim families a successful month of fasting during Ramadan. If you would like to find out more information about Ramadan, please have a look at the information below.

EasyPeasy app


EasyPeasy is an award winning app with hundreds of game ideas and activities to play with your 2 - 5 year old child at home, keeping them entertained and on track with their learning too!

Try proven games for free until 31st May. Parents and carers can sign up to get EasyPeasy on their mobile phone 

Useful Links

BBC Bitesize


Listening Skills


Keep children active

Joe Wick's Daily P.E. lesson 

Joe Wick's 5 minute move 

A HUGE range of yoga and mindfulness activities suitable for all ages.

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players.

A range of animal and dinosaur workouts



Daily RWI Speed Sound Lessons

Range of resources, including e-books, Read, Write, Inc.

For daily story times

Free audio books


Maths & Number

Number Blocks



Videos and activity ideas about Easter

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Please use the 'MiniMash' section for a range of suitable activities


Useful Documents

Maths in Reception

How to Make the Perfect Sentence

Optional Ideas/Enhancements Linked to Dinosaurs:

A song about dinosaurs to be sung to the 'Wheels on the Bus' tune.

Maths Challenges

Following the Maths Challenges we sent home after the Maths Workshop in February, we have attached all the other challenges in the document below.  Aim to complete about two challenges a week - please do not feel like you have to do them all at once.  Make them fun and don't forget to post your pictures and observations on Tapestry.

Try singing our Spanish songs at home!

Buenos Dias!

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Dance With Your Fingers!

A Tiny Seed Was Sleeping

Spring In My Toes

Spring Chicken

The EYFS Curriculum

As our curriculum is mainly play-based, we would encourage you to continue playing with your child in a safe and happy environment, which is how they will learn best!  


Although we would love you to continue with reading practice and number work (especially Read, Write, Inc. green and red words), it is important for children to develop essential skills across all areas of the EYFS curriculum. 


Over the coming weeks, we will post suggested activities for you and your child to enjoy together - please do not feel like you have to complete formal worksheets.  


You could:

  • build a den
  • make a model/musical instrument shaker
  • play football in the garden
  • dance
  • paint pictures
  • bake a cake
  • share a story
  • play board games
  • complete a jigsaw
  • snuggle under a blanket together and watch a movie!
  • sing songs and rhyme
  • make your own play dough
  • write letters to grandparents/elderly neighbours
  • email/write to your teacher


Please use Tapestry to add photos and observations of your child - we can't wait to see what you get up to!  Your Tapestry posts will help us to see your child's progress.

At Springfield we care, learn and achieve together