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Please click the links below for weekly ideas for our Reception children, in each of the seven areas of learning.

Our Early Years Team will be adding activities every week to the folders in Summer Term Two. You can email your work or photos to so we can all share and celebrate your fantastic learning!

Daily Phonics 

Phonics is a really important part of the Reception Class's daily timetable. We follow Letter and Sounds to teach our phonics lessons at school and you can find out more about what this involves by clicking the on the chart below.

Try sounding out simple words using the letter sounds (d- u- ck ) and seeing if your child can recognise the word you are saying. Phonics Play also has lots of interactive activities with a free sign up. Most Reception aged children are expected to be working at Phase 3 at this point in the year, but please speak to the classteacher if you have any queries. There is a great video here to show you how to say each sound.






Daily Phonics Lessons


The Government have released daily phonics lessons that match to what a lot of the children would be doing in Reception Class right now at this point in the year. If you wish to watch them and let your child have a go click on the picture below. 


Oxford Owl


Click the icon below to link to the free eBook learning page of Oxford Owl. Simply create a (free) login and then access books linked to your child's phonic phase. For most children this will be phase 3 but if these are too hard try phase 2 or if they find them too easy try dipping into phase 4.





Language and Communication

The picture below links to a website with lots of fun ideas for developing language and story telling with your child. The good thing is, you can use Helicopter at Home with as little as one child. It is suitable for age two upwards, and because it is routed in play, your children can adapt the rules, making it work across a mixture of ages groups.


Please follow Covid 19 guidance and stay 2m away from others when dropping off and collecting children