Home Learning - 17/01/24

School is closed today due to bad weather. Please find some learning activities for your child to complete. 

If you want to share your child's learning, email:




Watch this Numberblocks song as a starter to recap the ways of to make all of the numbers up to 5.

Now watch the video lesson about combining numbers to make 5 and comparing numbers 0-5. We have looked at these skills in class previously, so this is a lesson to help us practise the skills.

Session 3 - Composition of numbers to 5



These two phonics videos practise the new Grapheme-Phoneme Correspondence (GPC) that we learnt yesterday, 'y'. You will need paper and a pencil to complete these lessons.

Lesson 36 (part 1): 'y' as in yes

Lesson 36 (part 2): Practise reading words

If you want to practise additional Phonics with your child, any of the previous lessons in the playlist (1-35) will cover sounds we have learnt so far this year.



This week we have been learning about being good friends ready to read our new story, 'The Rainbow Fish'. Please watch the online story of 'The Rainbow Fish'. When you have finished listening to the story, draw a picture of the Rainbow Fish and try write some words about him. Remember to use your 'Phonics Fingers' to sound out the words you want to write. I have attached the phonics mat to the files section at the bottom of the page to help you with your sounds and tricky words.

Note to parents: In Reception, we are not marking correct spelling, we look at use of the sounds they know e.g. lovely may be written as 'luvli' or even 'lvi'. This is okay, just encourage your child to think about the sounds they can hear when they say the word. 

The Rainbow Fish Story



Read some of the books which have been set for you to read and enjoy on Bug Club.

If you can't log onto Bug Club, you could read any book you have at home or you could use the Oxford Owl eReading Library which has free ebooks to read.


Physical Development

Squish the Fish Yoga


Understanding the World

Use this opportunity to explore, play and learn in the snow, if it hasn't all melted away yet!

Some ideas you could do in the snow:

  • Explore height with snowmen. Can you build a snowman that is shorter than you? Can you build a snowman that is taller than you or a pet?
  • Make a snow angel. Can you write your name near your snow angel?
  • Practise writing letters or numbers in the snow.
  • Practise number bonds and combining numbers. Can you make 3 snowball and 2 snowballs. How many snowballs altogether?
  • Observe the snow throughout the day. Are there any parts with the sun shining on it? What happens to the snow in the sunny parts compared to the not sunny parts?

So many fun things to do but make sure you wrap up nice and warm!

If you want, you can share your pictures of your fun in the snow with the staff and your friends (when we return to school) by emailing them to:



We look forward to seeing all your fabulous learning!


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