Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Calvert

We have reached our final week of the year. A big thank you for supporting your child during our school closure. I trust that you and your family enjoy your summer holidays together.


Reception Class Home Learning Week commencing 13.7.20


Thank you to everyone who has been sending photographs to me I have chosen some to go in our School Newsletter and I have put some more in ‘Reception: our gallery items’ at the bottom of our class page on the school website. Enjoy seeing your friends at home! Keep sending them in.


As you are aware Daven Primary School is a 'Rights Respecting School' and so far we have achieved our Silver Aware Award and are now working towards our Gold Award. Each week we will be focussing on an 'Article of the Week' and this week it is Article 23 which relates to ‘Article 23 – Children with a disability’. Remember that this right is for all children all around the world.

‘Article 23 - A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity, and as far as possible, independence, and to play an active part in their community.’

In the ‘files to download’ on our class page there is an 'Article of the week - Article 23 ’file which contains a variety of activities that you can do together.


Literacy For our final week we will be have fun with the story ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell and guess the name of the animals.

Monday  – Listen carefully to the story and look for the clues so that you can the animals

Tuesday  – Can you think of a zoo animal and give 3 descriptive clues? See if someone in your family can guess your animal. Try it with lots of different animals.

Wednesday – Can you write a list of the animals that the zoo sent?

Thursday – Draw and label the parts of your favourite animal from the story

Friday – If you were an animal what would you be? Can you use the word ‘because’ to explain why. Write a sentence to say what you be -  ‘I would like to be a …….. because ……..’




Phonics – please note that the RWI daily online phonics has been updated and improved:


All films will be released at 9.30am from Monday to Friday. Each film is approximately ten to fifteen minutes long and will be available on YouTube for 24 hours. Most of our Reception Class are working within Set 2. Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.


Other new daily films include:

Read Red Words: keep practising those tricky words. Many children are able to read these in Reception.

. Read longer words

Read and Hold a Sentence 1 (from 15th June): reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)

See for information about Read and Hold a Sentence and Red Words.

All films will be in separate categories on the YouTube channel.




Reading Task


  1. Please read at least 3 x per week  (e-books or physical reading books)


  1. Practise reading the tricky words tags at the back of your child’s Reading Record book. Get creative and write these words on your shed and shoot them with a water pistol, write them on the path in the garden and jump on the word you are looking for. Make it fun for both you and your child. Add more from the word list when your child is ready!


  1. Practise phonics for set 2 – 3 sounds. Practice daily online following the Ruth Miskin daily phonics sessions. If not simply use the phonics sheets in your Home Learning pack. Get creative and make your own flashcards and put them around your house or garden to find and read.


Mathsthis term we are going to be using the ‘White Rose Maths’ videos to guide us through our Maths Learning. Each week the learning is based around a book.

For the week beginning 13.7.20 our story books are ‘How many legs?’ by Kes Grey and Jim Field. If you have the book at home please read it or you can watch it using the links below.

You will find the daily White Rose maths tutorials by clicking on the link below and then select Summer Term - Week 12  (w/c 13.7.20). There are lessons for each day of the week and a ‘Days of the Week’ song to enjoy. Simply watch and pause when necessary in order to join in with the activities. If you don’t have the exact same resources at home then get creative and improvise!

This week it will focus on:

Day 1 –   exploring patterns

Day 2 –  counting

Day 3 –  addition

Day 4 – take-away

Day 5 – addition


Other Suggested Weekly Learning – Tasks Related to all areas of the EY Curriculum    

Personal, Social, Emotional Development (PSED)

Can you play dominoes?



Physical Development


Can you practice your throwing and catching?




Join in with these songs to learn your tricky words then have a go at writing 5 of them in your book (or use magnetic letters)


If you know these words then try some harder ones!


Creative Arts and Design


Art – Have a go at some weaving.




Please complete any written or drawing tasks in your home learning book.


Files to Download

Reception: Our News items

There are no Our News items to display

Reception: Blog items

There are no blog items to display

Reception: Our Calendar items