Homelearning for Reception

Welcome to the homelearning page for Reception

Now that your child is isolating for 14 days, please find guidance below surrounding the provision St Thomas’ has put into place to support you with home learning.

We are using a range of highly accredited web resources as a means to provide students with high quality, on-line video lessons and curriculum resources.

The image below provides some 'top tips' for creating a study area at home that will help you focus:


If your child is unable to attend school, please follow the links below to access learning for Year Reception

English- If you could do anything what would you choose?!

Imagine you could go anywhere, with anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on. . . You choose!

We are using the text 'You Choose' by Nick Sharratt to inspire our writing during this block of learning.


You can listen to this story by following the link below:

During this block, you can make your own story book. You Choose begins with 'Imagine you could have anything you wanted!' To start, please draw a picture of yourself for the front cover with the title You Choose.

Page 2: I will go to (children to draw picture and label)

Page 3: I will wear

Page 4: I will go with

Page 5: I will eat

Page 6: I will play with

Ask your son/daughter about what they would choose and then draw and label pictures. Or you could for example, when looking at what to wear, take a photograph and stick this in the book. Your son/daughter may like to wear their own dressing up clothes! You can draw or cut out pictures/photographs.  It is very valuable to talk about experiences and what we can see in the story to develop our vocabulary and imaginations.

  • Use talk to develop ideas and vocabulary-what can you see in the story? Do you know the name of this? Where could I see this?
  • Talk about your reasons for your choices, for example what food will you take on your trip and why? What clothes will you wear? Are you going somewhere hot or cold? What pet would you take? Which is your favourite and why?
  • On the page with the house, there's a secret door, what might be behind it?
  • Can you hear any words that rhyme? How many pictures can you see that start with the sound ....?
  • Remember to have fun and you can chose your endings!

Encourage your son/daughter to make marks and use their sounds.  Geraldine the giraffe will show your son/daughter how to say the sounds and how to blend sounds together.

The alphablocks will support this learning too !


In reading, we will focus on using our opinions and experiences to answer questions. 

Talking about the pictures is an important skill for children to learn. In addition, we are learning letter names and sounds as well as tracking the text.

Please continue to read for pleasure at home. Reading ten minutes a day can make all the difference. You may want to follow a recipe, explore a website together or curl up with a novel. This website is very useful when teaching your children to read, it is free to use on a laptop.

There are great online audio books available too.


In Maths we will be learning to count from 0-20 and back. We are learning to count objects accurately and combine two groups of objects together.

Please watch the number blocks to support childrens understanding of numbers.

Please see and watch the lessons on pattern and early number.


Wider Curriulum- Who am I? Why am I special ?


We are learning about ourselves. We will learn to label parts of our bodies and faces. We will discuss whether we are all the same and/or different to each other. We are learning to talk about where we live, who we live with and what we like to do?

Please see below:

Can you create a picture or a painting of you family?


R.E. - Why is the word God so important to Christians?

In R.E., we will be learning about Creation/God

Why not create a drawing of what God made each day. See example.

During your time working from home:

Students are expected to:

  • Complete all set work to the best of their ability.
  • Ask questions to further their understanding.

Parents are expected to:

  • Encourage and support their children's work as much as possible - including: finding an appropriate place for their son/daughter to work, checking that set work is completed and emailed to the class email.
  • Contact the pupil’s class teacher or the school office within school hours if there are any concerns.
  • Create opportunities to test your child’s learning and understanding of the day by engaging in regular discussions/ Q&A activities.


Please email any completed work to

If you have any urgent questions about home learning provision, please contact the office via phone or email.






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