All Saint's Richmond Hill Church Of England Primary School

Reception Home Learning


Well done everybody - you have done amazing with this your home learning.
Use this certificate to celebrate your home learning!

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I will put a range of activities on here for you to access if you are still home learning or on your week off, for those of you that will be in school. I would love to see some of the things you have been doing on Tapestry, if you can. 
Please email me with any questions -
I will check this each morning. Thank you for your support - Miss Turver.

Stay safe, look after each other. We really miss you!
We hope that one of the children's favourite songs sends you a comforting message:
Sending love to you all - Miss Turver, Miss Cooke, Miss Pugh and Miss Westerman.



Here's some advice for looking after ourselves and others in these strange circumstances...

This story is great for trying to make sense of things with young children.

Weeks - 29th June and 6th July

Hi Reception,
We are on the last two weeks of home learning! Well done - the end is in sight! You have all done so well in these tough times and I'm really proud of you all. Are you looking forward to a break over Summer? Do you have any fun plans for the Summer? Last little push! 

Lots of love x


-Have a go at these subtraction problems...
Try this one if you can count back.

Or try this if you can take away practically...

-Use some practical objects in your house to have a go at this halving challenge.

Use these 2D shapes would you use to build a house? Can you label which you have used?

Now build a house with some boxes/junk materials in your house. Which 3D shapes have you used? Can you label them?



Can you fill in the missing numbers? Can you carry the number line on? How far can you go?

-Can you finish these patterns?

-Can you remember the value of these coins? Ask your grown ups if they have any coins. What is their value? Can you add 2 of them together?

-Can you work out how much these ice creams cost? Don't forget to add pence to your answer! They get trickier as you go further down.


Keep up with the daily phonics lessons...

 Have a go at some phonics games... (Select phase 3 and phase 4 to play).

Have a go at writing some captions for these pictures - use the special friend sounds you have been learning.



-Read The Three Little Pigs with a grown up.
Who is your favourite character? Why? What is your favourite part? Why? Who is the villain? Why?

-Have a go at retelling the story with this story map...

-Write some captions for the different parts of the story.

-What do you think the 3 Little Pigs would want to say to the wolf? Can you write a letter to the Wolf?

-Can you describe the 3 Little Pigs' houses?

-Can you write a list of the materials you would need to build a house?

-What is your home like?

Can you write about who might live in these houses?

Other activities
-Build your own house with junk model materials! What does you house need? Which materials will you use? Why?


-Paint or draw a picture of who would live in the house that you made?


-To make a sturdy house, you need waterproof materials. Nobody wants to be soggy inside their house! Test some objects in your house to see if they are waterproof.


-Have a weak around your local area. Look at the numbers on the houses. Can you recognise them? Take some paper and write them down. Which number did you see the most?

-Have a look at these animal homes. Have you spotted any of these in your garden or out and about? Could you build one?

-Can you match these animals to their woodland or ocean habitats?

-Go on a hunt around your house for different objects.

-Go on a hunt around your local area for different houses and buildings.

-Have a go at some of these technology challenges...

Weeks - 15th and 22nd June

Hi Reception,
Still missing you! Lots of rain last week, any puddle splashing? Hopefully we'll see a bit more sun this week. Over the next two weeks we'll be looking at Jack and the Beanstalk, so try and get out in your garden or in the park and look out for things that grow!
Parents and carers, please email to let me know whether you would like your child's report by email or if you would like to collect it from school. 

Lots of love x

Keep up with the daily phonics lessons...


Have a go at the phonics challenges below...


Read Jack and the Beanstalk with a grown up...


Can you write some captions for the events in the story?


If you had a beanstalk in your garden, what do you wish would be at the top?

Watch this video of how a plant grows...

Can you write up a life-cycle of a plant?

Who do you think is the villain in the story? Why?
Can you write a description for the characters?
Are they kind? mischievous? nasty? selfish?


How do you think the giant felt when Jack stole his hen?
What do you think he would say?

Is Jack a good character? Is it right to steal from someone else? How do you think the giant would feel about that?
What do you think the giant would want to say to Jack?
Could you write a letter to Jack asking him to return the hen?




Have a go at some number formation for the teen numbers...

Have a go at ordering the number beans!
The first challenge is 0-20. If you want something really tricky, try ordering some bigger numbers with the second one...


Have a go at this fun addition challenge...

Count the mini beasts in the tens frames!


Can you double the leaves on the beanstalks?

Can you compare the height of the beanstalks?

Have a go at some of the challenges in this booklet, they recap some of the topics we've looked at over the year...




Other activities

If you can get a seed, have a go at planting your own plant.
Watch this video to see what plants need to stay healthy...

Can you take pictures of your plant each week to see how it grows?

Can you create a giant's castle using junk materials in your house?

How would you describe the giant? Can you paint or draw a picture of him on a big piece of paper?
You could write some words to describe him around your picture...

Can you act out the story through exercise? How would Jack climb up the beanstalk? How would Jack's mum throw the beans? How would the beanstalk grow? How would Jack tiptoe through the giant's castle? How would the giant stomp through his castle? 

Do you have any building bricks at home? Could you build a beanstalk taller than you? Could you try to measure it? How many bricks have you used?


Could you make perfume at home? Pick some flowers and add them to some water to make it smell beautiful!

Go on a plant hunt!


Can you name then cut and stick the parts of a flower?




Weeks - 1st June and 8th June

Hi everyone.
I hope you all enjoyed a week off and have managed to enjoy some of the beautiful weather. Here are some activities for the next couple of weeks that you can have a go at if you're home learning or if it's your week off.
Make sure you keep exercising, try to get outside and enjoy the fresh air (and hopefully the sunshine) and keep laughing with your loved ones.
I'm still missing you all lots but I hope you and your families are safe and well at home.
Sending you all lots of love x

Keep practising set 2 sounds...

If you are confident with your set 2 sounds, have a go at this booklet...

See if you can circle the correct word and then write it into a sentence...

See if you can highlight or underline all the tricky words in this story...

Or find the tiny tricky words in this picture...


There is a maths booklet here that covers lots of the topics we have learnt over the year. You can print it off or write your answers in your exercise books.



Try using the number line to count forwards or backwards to solve these addition and subtraction problems.
If you need to, use some counters or objects to help you work it out...

Help the pirates halve their treasure...
Remember the groups have to be equal.
Remember one half is how many are in one group.

Can you write the number sentences to go with these doubles?

For a challenge, try sharing between lots of groups...
Make sure they are all equal!


How does the caterpillar change into a butterfly?
Can you describe the caterpillar?
Can you describe the butterfly?


Read the Cautious Caterpillar with a grown up...
How did the caterpillar feel about becoming a butterfly?
What makes you feel nervous?
Can you remember the 3 things that butterflies can do that caterpillars can't?

Have a look at the picture...

Why did the boy put the butterfly in a cage?
Why is he letting it go now?
Where will the butterfly go now?
How does the boy feel?

Can you write some speech bubbles for creatures in these pictures?

Who do you think this is?

Can you describe him?
Where does he live?
What does he do?
Why does he have wings?
What makes him special?

Could you write some instructions for how to wash our hands and blow our noses properly?

Have a go at describing some of these mini-beasts...

Other activities


It was Eid last weekend. Look at these videos about how it is celebrated. Do you celebrate it or know anyone that does?


The season is now Summer. Have a look at these pictures. What reminds you of summer? What might you see outside when it is summer?


It has been really sunny outside so you might see lots of shadows.
Could you draw around the shadow of your favourite toy?

Could you set up your own ice-cream shop?
How much does your ice-cream cost? Which flavours will you make? How will you keep it cold?
It could be pretend like this....
You could use playdough/shaving foam/ anything in your house.


Or you could have a go at making some real ice cream! Here is a simple recipe...


What happens if you leave some ice outside?
Could you make some of your own special ice?

What kind of clothes and accessories do we wear in Summer? Why? How do they keep us cool? How do they protect us from the sun?
You could take pictures of you and your family in your Summer clothes.
You could video yourself telling me why you have chosen those clothes.
You could write a Summer shopping list.


Could you build a den that is shaded from the sunlight coming in from the window or out in your garden?


Can you go for a walk and hunt for 3 different mini beasts? When you are home, can you draw or paint the mini beasts that you found? Try to add lots of detail...


Can you practise your catching? How many times can you catch an object in a row? I tried it and managed 7 times, can you beat me? Let me know!

Can you build a small wall with some objects in your house, it could be boxes/toilet rolls/ books. Can you jump over it? How many times can you jump without touching the objects? 


Week 6

Hi everyone. I hope you are all ok. I will be in touch with you this week to discuss the government's new guidance. Here's some more home learning for now... Sending you lots of love X


Keep learning the Set 2 sounds with one of these fun phonics lessons...

-Use the powerpoint below to write words for the pictures and draw pictures for the words...


Oh no! It's that nasty wolf again... I wonder what he is doing in this picture.

Activity 1
Can you write about what is happening in the picture?

-Who is he watching?
-Why is he watching them?
-Where are they going?


Activity 2

Can you write about what will happen next?
-Where will they go?
-What will the wolf do?

Activity 3

Can you create a happy ending?
-What happens to the pigs?
-What happens to the wolf?


Activity 4

The wolf seems to like hanging around in the woods. 
Can you write me some sentences to describe the woods for me?
-What can you see?
-What can you hear?
-What are the trees like?
-Is it light or dark?
-How would you feel when you are in the woods?


Have a go at these capacity challenges...
Try to use the words full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty and empty.

Have a go at these counting challenges...

-Collect 20 leaves (you could use bits of paper if you can't get outside)? Write the numbers 1-20.
You could challenge yourself and go higher than 20.. Can you order them? You could hang them up on a washing line or do it down your stairs.

-If you have any building bricks, you could try this. Stick the numbers to 20 on your bricks. Can you order them from 0-20? Could you try backwards and order them starting with 20, back to 0?


-Write a number (challenge yourself with a big one) on a piece of paper. Pretend this is the middle of a flower. Can you cut out that number of petals and glue them around the edge?

-Do you have a ball or something you can throw? Ask a family member to play with you. Throw the object between you, counting forwards or backwards to 20 each time you pass it. Start again if you drop it!

-Fill a bowl with objects. It can be anything you have! Grapes? Raisins? Bricks? Counters? Buttons? Grab a handful. Count how many you have carefully. Ask a family member to grab a handful. How many do they have? Who has more?

Other activities

-Can you create a picnic for your favourite toy? It can be indoors or outdoors! Can you write a menu for what you have made?

-Can you ask your grown up to help you sort some of your rubbish ready for recycling? Discuss which materials can be recycled.

-Practise tying your laces if you have shoes with them!

-Try some cosmic kids yoga:


-Watch a cBeebies bedtime story...


Week 5

Welcome back to another week of home learning everyone! It's been lovely to talk to some of you on the phone last week and I hope to speak to more of you this week. I hope you enjoyed the sunshine, I'm certainly sad it seems to have disappeared! If you haven't seen it yet, there is a message from all the staff on the first page of the school website. 
Take care, sending love X


Keep learning the Set 2 sounds with one of these fun phonics lessons...

Here is a word for some of the set 2 sounds. Each day, pick a word and see if you can think of and write a sentence with that word. It could be a very silly sentence to make your family laugh! You could also email me your silly sentence and I can add them to this website to cheer everyone up...











Piper came up with... a star fel on my hed. (Ouch!)


I need your help!
I was having my breakfast this morning and I saw something strange out of the window... Take a look!


Let's take a look at halving...


1. Share between groups.
2. Make sure both groups have the same amount.

Other activities

  • Could you have a go at drawing some of the zoo?
  • Could you research some of the zoo animals on the internet? What interesting facts can you find out? 
  • You could investigate w
  • Tabeya and her family have been having colour days! They pick a colour and find everything they can to match, they have even co-ordinated their clothes! Could you have a go?
  • Yonatan and his sister made orange juice and he wrote the recipe! Is there anything you could make and write some about?
  • Piper and her brother made elephants out of old milk cartons. Could you have a go using any junk materials you have? 

Piper has retold her favourite story. Can you read your favourite story to your family? Use the pictures to help you... Please send me a video! 




Week 4

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. Keep going everyone, you are doing brilliantly. Please keep in touch, here are some activities for this week...
Lots of love x


  • How many of the words can you read?
  • listen to the tricky word song and see if you can put it into a sentence. Can you write that sentence?
  • Write down the sounds or the tricky words that you have learnt down on pieces of paper. Ask your grown up to hide them around the house... can you find them?




  • Let's talk about time... 
  • Have a go at estimating different objects in your house, it doesn't have to be socks! Remember estimating is having a good guess.
    Think carefully... is it more or less than 5? Is it more or less than 10?



  • Can you write a character description for Red Riding Hood or the Big Bad Wolf?
  • Can you write a letter to the Wolf to ask him to eating people?
  • Can you retell the story? You could create a story map or write it. Could you create your own story set in the woods?

Other activities

  •  Have a go at acting out the Little Red Riding Hood story with your family...
  • Little Red Riding Hood stopped to talk to the Wolf. Do you think this was a good idea? Talk to a grown up about what she should have done.
  • Use this video to find out some information about wolves... What is your favourite fact? Can you write a fact file?
  • Could a family member pretend to be poorly Granny? Could you pretend to be a doctor? How will you make Granny better?
  • Could you create a picture of Little Red Riding Hood or the Wolf to go with your character descriptions?






Week 4

 Hi Reception! Well done for your first week back. Keep smiling. Missing you, sending love. X

Just wanted to send a message to parents and carers. Please try not to worry too much about learning at home. If you are all safe and healthy, that is the most important thing. Have cuddles, play games, laugh together. Just do whatever you can, we can catch up on any learning when we're back at school. It is really tough and please email me if there's anything I can do to help.

Here are this week's activities, there's something special this week...


The Story Ending Competition 

The staff have created a story. We hope you like it! But, we haven't finished it, we've left that up to you. How do you want the story to end?
You can record yourself telling your end of the story or you can write it and I will read it.
Send me your endings and we will add the best endings to the video! 


Keep learning the Set 2 sounds with one of these fun phonics lessons...

Below are some captions that you read and then draw a picture to match, they get trickier as you go...
Can you make up your own for your grown ups to read?


  • Have a go at finding and making some patterns in your house...
  • Recap one more and one less... (use whatever resources you have available to you!)


  • Use the story that the staff have created and...
    -Write your own ending.
    -Write about your favourite part.
    -Create a story map.
  • Write to me to tell me what you are most excited to do when you are back at school.
  • Have a go at helping your parents with some chores around the house - cooking or cleaning. Write about what you did using first, next, then, last.

Other activities

  • Go on a hunt in your garden or be on the look out when you go for walks - can you spot any minibeasts? Can you find out on the internet what you have found? What else can you find out about them?  


  • Use some old containers/boxes in your house to create something. Send me a picture of what you make!
    It could be a robot, aeroplane, house... anything you want. Use your imaginations!
  • Create an obstacle course in your house or garden (ask your grown ups first). Can you find something to go under, over, through, behind, in between, next to, on top, in front of? 
  • Do your favourite Go Noodle and send me a video of you dancing!  
  • Act out the teachers story with your family. 
  • Keep your finger muscles strong with some of these ideas...

    -Peg out the washing
    -Practise tying up laces (ask your grown up for help).
    -Colouring in 
 Stay at Home Poster 1.pdfDownload
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Week 3

Hi everyone. Hope you enjoyed the Easter holidays. I am really missing you all! It has been lovely to see some of you Tapestry. Please keep in touch by Tapestry or email! I am here if you or your grown ups are worried about anything, want to show me anything your proud of or if you have any questions. I hope you are managing to get into a routine and are managing to get some fresh air and exercise. Here is some work I hope you'll enjoy having a go at this week.
Stay safe everyone, I can't wait to be back together again xx


Keep learning the Set 2 sounds with one of these fun phonics lessons...

The activities below will help you to use the sounds in your writing (you don't need to print them out). You can then go back over the words you have written and have a go at reading them.
!Challenge! can you put the word into a sentence?


  • Have a go at some of these length challenges: Remember to use the words long, longer, longest, short, shorter, shortest (not big or small!)-Find a stick outside or use a knife inside. Can you find something that is longer than the stick? Can you find something that is shorter? Can you put all the objects you find in order from shortest to longest?
    -Who is the shortest member of your family? How can you check?
    -Cut some strips of paper and have a go at this length investigation..


  • Have a go at some of the addition and subtraction challenges below. Change the resources to what you have in your house if you need to!
    -If you can count on or count back, use that to help you work out the answer!


  • Watch the clip... 
    and chat about it with your grown up.
    What can you see?
    What do you think will happen next?
    Where might the turtles take the man?
    Can you write a sentence/story about the clip?

  • Watch the clip... and chat about it with your grown up.
    What happened to the boat?
    Can you retell some of the boats journey? Try to use the words first, next, then.
    Where do you think the boat is going?
    Can you write a sentence/story about the clip?
  • Can you write me a diary entry about your day? 
    What did you do in the morning, afternoon and evening? Could you add in words like first, next, then, after?
  • Did you celebrate Easter? Let me know by writing about what you did... 


Other activities

  • Have a go at this scavenger hunt...
  • It's a strange time at the moment... talk to your grown ups about how you are feeling.
    Have a think about things that make you happy. Draw picture of them. Your grown ups can use this to help you feel better when you are sad or worried.
  • Imagine time... Find a stick and pretend it is a magic wand. What will you do with your magic wand? Could you act out a story with your family?
  • Could you paint or draw a picture of what you think Spring looks like? Use this powerpoint to help you...


Easter Holidays!

Happy holidays everybody! Well done for all your hard work so far. Make sure you have some time to relax now. Wishing you a very happy Easter, if you are celebrating. Keep looking after your families and having fun. Here are some holiday activities for if you find yourselves getting bored...
Lots of love everybody, stay safe x

Spend some time on your learning log...


  • If can get hold of the ingredients, you could have a go at making some Easter treats...
    (You can use any type of cereal!)
  • Draw, paint or create a picture to brighten up the Nightingale hospitals. The brighter and more colourful the better! Take a photo of the picture (just the picture, not you holding it) and email it to me. Then I can send it to them :)
  • Have an Easter egg hunt! Ask your grown up to hide eggs (draw the eggs if you don't have any!) around your house and see how many you can collect. Your grown up could think of some clues to help you. Swap over - now you can hide the eggs and give your grown ups some clues!
  • Make an Easter card for your family, or for a friend. If you email me a picture or put one on Tapestry - I can show it to your friend for you!
  • Have a look at how Toby celebrates Easter...
  • Watch this version of the Easter story and talk about it with your family...
    -Is it a sad story? A happy story? Both?
    -Which is your favourite part of the story? Why?
    -How does the story make you feel?
    -Why is the story important?
  • It's Spring! Plants are growing and flowers are blooming. Can you spot any flowers on your daily walk or in your garden or out your window? Draw, create or paint a picture of them. Research with your grown up how plants grow...





Week 2
Well done everyone for surviving your first week of home learning (parents included!) I've enjoyed hearing from some of you to see what you have been up to. Please keep emailing me or adding to Tapestry! Here are some more activities for you, keep up the good work. Hope you are all well and staying safe. I am missing you all but sending you love x


It would be great if you could keep up with the Read Write Inc daily speed sounds (set 2) each day:

There are some other fun phonics lessons here:

Here are some reading activities you could try...

  • Write out the tricky words (he, she, said, you, they, was, me, my), hide them around your house and then ask your child to find them. Then swap over!
  •  Read out some digraphs, (two letters, one sound) - sh, ck, ch, th, qu, nk, ng, ee, ay, igh, ow, oo, ou, air, ar. Can your child think of a word with that sound and write it down? How many can you get? 
  • Have a look around your house. Write down some of the obejcts you can see? Can you underline any digraphs (two letters, one sound)?
  • Look in books, newspapers, print. Can you find any tricky words? Which one did you spot the most times?
  • See if you can write some captions for the pictures below...
  • See if you can read the captions and then draw pictures to match.




  • Can you set up a snack shop at your home?
    Give your child £1 a day to spend on snacks (not including breakfast/lunch/dinner). Price up the snacks that you have. Eg. juice 10p, biscuit 30p, crisps 40p.
    This will help to teach your children the value of money and will help with recognising the coins and adding amounts.
    If you don't have coins, draw some/make some!
  • Have a look on White Rose Maths Hub... there is a new challenge each day!
  • Watch the numberblocks video to help you remember how to double... 
  • Then have a go at the doubles dominoes... 
  • And there are some more doubles challenges here...
  • Writing
    Could you use the storyboards below to help you make up your own story?
  • Or could you write a letter to your friend that you miss at school? If you send me pictures I will put it on their Tapestry page for them to have a look at!

Spring has sprung!

Look out your window, in your garden or out and about when you go for your daily exercise. How can we tell it is Spring? Make a list, take pictures, draw pictures of what you find!


Making music...

  • Could you try making a musical instrument with objects in your house? 
    How will you make it? What sound does it make? Can you make a loud sound? A quiet sound? Can you play a song? Can you create your own song? Create a band with your family. I would love to see home videos...


Leeds Rhinos

Try a fun training video from Leeds Rhinos to keep you active... 

Julia Donaldson... 

Have a look here for Julia' Donaldson and friends weekly installment...








Week 1

It would be great if your child could participate in a free phonics lesson each day.
We are focussing on Set 2 speed sounds in Reception.

It would also be great if you could have a go at reading one of the books on Oxford Owl.
It is free for you to make an account and you can then access the free eBooks.
Ask them to look out for 'tricky words' (words that cannot be sounded out) and 'special friends' (sounds with 2 letters).

-It would be great if you could have a go at one of these one more/one less or 3D shape activities each day.

 -This learning clip will help your children to think about 3D shapes:

-This maths investigation will really get your children thinking about shape, space and measure.


There are lots your child can do with the pictures below...
Talk about the question together, write a sentence about it, write a story about it.

Ask them to follow our writing structure: build your sentence, say it (lots of times!), count the words, write it, check it.
If your child is used to using them, encourage them to add finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.
If your child is writing a story, encourage them to use key narrative words: once upon a time/one day/one night, first, next, then, after, finally, happily ever after.


Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, is livestreaming free PE lessons at 9am Monday-Friday on his YouTube channel.
Take a look:
It is vital that your children exercise in the weeks off.













Resources to help with at home learning:

 Phonics resources

Here are some phonics resources you can use.
It would be great if you could practise the sounds, tricky words and reading and writing the decodable words.

 Green words, 2.pdfDownload
 Green words.pdfDownload
 Handwriting rhymes.pdfDownload
 Sound mat, 2.pdfDownload
 Sound mats.pdfDownload
 Tricky words, 2.pdfDownload
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 100 square.pdfDownload
 2D shape mat.pdfDownload
 3D shape mat.pdfDownload
 Capacity word mat.pdfDownload
 Coin mat.pdfDownload
 Days of the week and months of the year word mat.pdfDownload
 Dice template.pdfDownload
 Number formation.pdfDownload
 Number track.pdfDownload
 Positional language cards.pdfDownload
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Talking pictures: talking is the most important part of literacy!
Find a picture that your child likes the look of on this website:
If you click on the picture, there are some questions underneath it.
Talk about it together. Discuss some of the questions, ask your own questions, or create a story about the picture.
The children get really excited when we do this at school. It is fantastic for their vocabulary, imagination and understanding. There are so many possibilities...





Other activities

  • Our children love the Go Noodle, Koo Koo Kangaroo and Just Dance that are all available on YouTube. They are fun and great exercise!
  • Look out for signs of Spring outside. Have a look at this video:
  • Learn about animals that live in hot/cold countries. There are videos on: 
  • Celebrate an upcoming festival: Easter, Ramadhan, Vaisakhi, Eid-al-Fitr. Let’s Celebrate have some great videos!:
  • There are lots of interesting and educational videos that your child can choose from on:
  • Make, make, make: Make a model out of junk boxes, paint or draw a picture of what is outside your window.
  • Practise using scissors: cut circles, triangles, rectangles, wiggly lines, zig-zags.
  • Get your children to help you cook meals, wash up, do chores around the house!
  • Act out your favourite story or a made-up story together.
  • Listen to lots of different music styles, e.g. rock, pop, classical, country and hip-hop. Sing along and create dances.
  • Try this spell your name PE, you could then try it with other words, like their favourite colour/fruit/toy.
  • If you do happen to be able to get outside, have a go at this Scavenger hunt!