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Reception Ward

Whilst school is closed, I will be updating the class page on a weekly basis with a weekly learning map and interactive activities. Please check back regularly for these updates. 


If you have any specific curriculum questions during this period, please does not hesitate to send an email to the following address:

I will be checking this email on a daily basis.


It would also be fantastic to hear all about your home learning experiences, so please also share any pictures or videos with me using the email address.


Many thanks

Miss Ward

Oxford Owl Free e-books

We know that you are all working very hard from home. Whilst school and libraries are closed, you might find that you are running out of things to read. The link below is to a website called 'Oxford Owl', if you sign up using an email address you can access lots of free e-books. Also click onto the 'English' page of the curriculum area for more links.

Forest School

In school, we have been working hard in our new Reception bubbles! At Forest School, we have been collecting natural resources to create mini-beast pictures, come and take a look.

Learning at home pictures

Week 14

This week's learning map is now available. Don't forget to send photographs of the learning experiences your child has completed. It would be lovely to share how you are getting on with one another. This gives the children an opportunity to see their friends.

Learning Map

"When I Grow Up"

favourite memories

all about me

Learning Map

Naughty Bus

Phonics - Red group

Phonics - Orange group


Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

Can you sort the transport?

Sink Or Float



Learning Map

The Queen's Hat

Maths Challenge


Can you make a flag?

London Landmarks

EAD - Tea party

PE With Joe

Dear Zoo


Noah and the Flood

This animated bible story for kids is based on Genesis 6-9:17

KUW activity

KUW - Additional information

Animals who help us


Sorting activity

PE With Joe

Yoga Time! | Jungle Safari - Kids Yoga and Nursery Rhymes

Easy, fun yoga designed specially for toddlers with songs, nursery rhymes and simple stories. Copy me, sing along and have fun! In this video we explore the ...

Learning map

The Cautious Caterpillar

How A Caterpillar Becomes A Butterfly

Maths Challenge

Bug hunt

Mad About Minibeasts

Additional Texts - The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film


Language enrichment

Week 9 Home Learning Map

The Selfish Crocodile By Faustin Charles Illustrated By Michael Terry

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Language enrichment picture-week 9

Week 8-working from home pictures

Language enrichment


Ascension colouring page


Stay active challenges

Week 7 Home Learning Pictures

Week 7

This weeks Home Learning Map is now available. Don't forget to send pictures to our class email so I can see how hard you have been working.


Home Learning Map- Week 7

The Gingerbread Man - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Have a look at our 'Animated Fairy Tale' playlist Watch amazing Animated Fairy Tales...

Language Enrichment Picture

Gross Motor Bingo

Gingerbread Man Recipe

Pictures sent in from last week

Coronavirus story

At the moment we are all experiencing a very uncertain period of time whereby we are all unsure what is going to happen in the near future. Below is a link to a story which has been written specifically to explain the Coronavirus epidemic to younger children, and advise them on what they can do to help. Please remember that during this time, children could be confused and worried about the current situation, so this story may help them understand it a little better.




Please complete the daily calendar each morning, using the interactive videos below. As you work through each video discuss with your child the key questions in their home learning books. 


Ask your child:

  • What day is it today?
  • What day will it be tomorrow?
  • What month of the year is it?
  • What the weather is like today?
  • To draw a picture of what the weather is like today, you can use the symbols to help.
  • How will they need to dress today?
  • What season are we in?



Remind your child to scribe what the weather is like in their home leaning book each day.Also discuss the structure of your day and what that will involve. 

Pictures from last week!

The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish Challenge


Maths Challenge


Can you go on a number hunt around our home or community ?

Yellow Phonics Group


Orange Phonics Group


Red Phonics Group

Language enrichment picture

Week 5

Below is the learning map for this week. There are lots of activities on the map that can be completed using the resources from the home learning pack and/or everyday objects from around the house

Home Learning Map

This week's literacy text has been uploaded in two parts

Language enrichment picture

Here is some more of your fantastic work!