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Reception Home Learning Page

Welcome to our home learning page!

Keep healthy and happy!

Reception Team smiley

Staff will upload learning opportunities onto Tapestry every day for your child to complete at home when there is the opportunity to do so. In reception, we value learning through play and so in school, adults would not only lead focused learning activities like the ones below, but also place a lot of importance in enabling a child's play and try to extend and develop it through questioning and suggesting ways to incorporate new vocabulary/writing/counting etc. So don't worry if your child won't sit and do school activities for long periods because this isn't what they would do at school either! 

Motivation to do activities at home can be tough - try to keep a routine for 'school days', have short learning activities followed by periods of play, let children know the end point of the activity (finish the task to completion or use a timer for a set period), and use lots of praise/rewards. You will know how your child works best though! We also appreciate all the other responsibilities that you have during the day and so please don't put pressure on yourself - some days will be more successful than others for everyone! Wellbeing is always our priority.


We would love to see what you are up to at home and you can do this by taking a photograph/video or writing a note and uploading your learning onto Tapestry: it's a great way to keep in touch and ask any questions to your child's teacher. Click on the link below to go to our information page about Tapestry.

Reading books

We are a Read Write Inc School and you can set up a personal account to access any of the free RWI resources at Oxford Owl including a range of free online reading ebooks which match the books we use in school (ask us on Tapestry if you're not sure which level but this should be sound blending, red or green level which can be selected from the drop down menu) so we would hope you could read for a few minutes with your child every day as you would in normal times. Reading books are also available on the Epic website which we have posted on Tapestry about too.

Doodle Maths

Please access Doodle Maths (a personalised maths programme where top Doodlers get a certificate from Mrs Corfield each week) and aim to do the '5-a-day' if possible.

Resources available online!

PE sessions

Amaven (password in a letter sent earlier this year):

Oti's Boogie Beebies: 

Andy's Wild Workouts:


If you are looking for some more ideas, there are some amazing things here you can do with the whole family: 


This webpage has links to "printer not needed" activities specifically for 0-5 year olds:


We follow the White Rose Maths Scheme at school and they have produced some online video lessons and a follow-up activity if you would like to use it. This week's lessons are available at:



Carlisle's Music Makers have also set up a new YouTube channel - access it here: They are a fantastic company who we enjoy inviting into school to work with the children.



The Woodland Trust have some ideas for outdoor learning - whether this is in our local Kingmoor nature reserve on your daily walk or throughout the day when in your garden: 

They also have a Activity Finder menu on a Tree Tools for Schools website that has countless outdoor learning opportunities: 

RHS Gardening challenges

Educational App Suggestions

  • Teach Your Monster To Read
  • Bugs and Numbers
  • Toontastic
  • Dexteria
  • Numberblocks
  • Alphablocks
  • CBeebies Storytime and Playtime Island (Cumbria CC quality mark)
  • Lingumi (communication and language) (Cumbria CC quality mark)
  • Kaligo (handwriting) (Cumbria CC quality mark)

There's a lovely story - Silly Billy by Anthony Browne - that talks about how children can cope with any worries. Children can make their own worry dolls like the ones below to share their worries with. If you click on the picture, it will take you to a link of the story being told and then instructions on how to make the worry dolls.

A video to explain social distancing for children

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