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 Homework in Reception -  Spring 1 


At the moment a lot of the homework will be set on the class page, rather than given out.

You do not need to print out the resources. You can just complete the activities on paper at home if this is easier. If you are able to, Mrs. Barnett and I would love to see the homework you have been doing on our Reception class blog. Details about how to post on the blog were given out in the Online Learning letter. Please let us know if you need any help with anything. Thank you. smiley


 Please complete the weekly and daily tasks 

There will be weekly tasks (10 minutes) - a Literacy/phonics and Maths activity to complete at home, but unfortunately at the moment you are unable to bring it in for it to be marked. As soon as this is possible, we will let you know. Please don't spend too long on this. At school we spend around 10 minutes on a focus task with an adult, no more than that.


In addition to this there are daily tasks (5 minutes). The daily tasks are quick 5 minute tasks to practise as much you can - reading your reading book and practising to read sound box sounds/words and high frequency words. Sound boxes will be practised in school and as soon as it is possible to send them home, we will.

Please go on the Sound box page for more information.

Again, please don't spend a long time on these tasks. It is just good to keep practising them as much as possible.


Online learning - please go on the websites as often as possible

 You will have received a letter about these websites with log in details. smiley


Home learning tasks - You don't have to complete these - an added extra...

Home learning tasks (linked to our topic) are an added extra that you may wish to complete, but you don't have to. smiley 

These are suggested activities that you might want to do at home during this half-term, but you do not have to.

The blog

How to post on the blog - below...

 Weekly tasks - Week 1 - WC: Monday 4th January 2021 

Phonics review - an added extra!

If you have time this week or throughout this half-term, perhaps you could use the powerpoint/pictures below to practise all the sounds we have learned so far. Use your robot arms to practise saying the sounds and then blending them together to say each word. Maybe you could have a go at writing the words too.

Phonics review - Autumn 2

Word building activity

1. Choose the correct sounds (you could colour them in or tick them).

2. Have a go at reading the word and then writing the word.

There is Microsoft word document of this task below that you can download if this is easier.


If you have time, maybe you could have a go at writing this sentence. This sentence uses all the letters in the alphabet, so it is a really useful one to help you practise letter formation.



Maths activity mat - Number bonds to 5

There is Microsoft word document of this task below that you can download if this is easier.

 Daily tasks 

The daily tasks are quick 5 minute activities that are important to practise on a daily basis.


1. Reading books Read your reading book at home.
2. Sound boxes Practise reading the sounds and words learned so far. Practise blending the sounds together to say the words, e.g. s-a-t ----> sat. We use 'robot arms' at school to segment and blend together.
3. High frequency words Practise reading the high frequency words. Focus on band 1 first and only move to the next when you can read all 9 words in the band.
4. Maths Practise counting, recognising, ordering or writing numbers to 20.

Sound box - sounds and words


High Frequency words

Soundbox PowerPoint - This week's sounds and words - ee, or

 Online learning 

Use your logins to go on these websites as often as possible.


1. Active Learn is a tool for reading and the children have been allocated stage appropriate books that they can read online and then answer questions.
2. Numbots, part of the Times Table Rockstars website, is a site that focuses on addition and subtraction. 

 Home learning tasks - Spring 1 

These are suggestions of creative tasks that you could complete. You do not need to complete them.

Choose one or as many as you like and complete as and when you wish to over the half-term.

These tasks are linked to the topics in Understanding the world/Art.

Understanding the world - Growing and changing
Art - Sculpture and puppets

- Plant a seed and watch it grow.

- What does a plant need to grow?

Can you keep a diary of when it changes? Draw and label your diary.

- Can you sketch a local sculpture? Perhaps you’ve got a sculpture at home that you could sketch?

- Can you make your own puppet(s). Perhaps you could put on your very own puppet show.

- Or perhaps you could create a shadow puppet show.

- Maybe you could choose your favourite story - create puppets of the key characters and put on a show. smiley

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