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Reception - Home learning ideas

Things to do during a school closure

We appreciate that keeping your children busy during a school closure will be a tricky task, so we have prepared a list of possible activities that might help to keep them engaged and learning.

  • Please continue to read every day with your child, a book from home is perfectly fine.
  • All children have a big bank of letter sounds and words in their tubs now, please continue to practice these and to use them to sentence build. It would be fantastic if they could learn to write some of these from memory
  • Inside the back cover of the red reading diaries there are some suggested spellings to learn, if you feel your child is ready. These could be learnt using the look, cover, write, check method.
  • In Maths we are continuing to focus on addition and subtraction these skills could be further built on at home with some practical activities that the children could then record as sums.
  • We are also consolidating our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes .A simple shape hunt around the house/garden would be great to help them.
  • Counting aloud in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Practising the number cards in book bags and finding ways to put them into simple games.


Next term we will be learning about mini-beasts so the children could also create a mini-beast book of their own, researching 2/3 of their favourite bugs and writing about them.


Staff will of course continue to look at the ILD on a daily basis. If your child completes work from the suggestions list please take a picture or a video and we can then view this and comment back to the child.


  • The school website will also post regular blogs under the Reception tab, these may celebrate work that children have done at home, include games that can be accessed via websites or even include stories being read for the children by members of staff.


We hope this information will be useful.

The Reception team


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