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Reception Home Learning

Welcome to Home Learning Support for Reception Children



Please remember that all children may be unsettled out of their usual routine and with the current situation.  They may be anxious and may struggle to settle to learning at home, so allow time for you and you children to adapt.  In Reception, the children do not ‘work’ all day long.  We have a few short adult led inputs for approximately 10 minutes at a time. The rest of the day is spent learning and consolidating through play.


In Reception, we spend a lot of time focusing on children’s physical and social development so take the opportunity to play games together, go for walks, explore the garden, look for signs of Spring. Please also continue to encourage your children to develop their independence skills e.g. dressing themselves, fastening shoes & coats.


Here are some ideas of things to do at home…


  • We have been learning about and reading traditional tales. We have read Goldilocks, The Runaway Pancake, The 3 Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and the Gingerbread Man. See if you can find some more traditional tales to read and retell/act out at home such as The 3 Billy Goats Gruff or Hansel and Gretel. You could draw a picture and write a sentence about the story or one of the characters in your work book.

Challenge: can you rewrite the story using words like Once upon a time, one day, then, next.


  • We were intending to bake our own Gingerbread Men this week. Follow the recipe to bake your own and decorate them (if you can find the ingredients in the supermarket!)


  • In Maths, we have been looking at different ways of making 10. Help your child to make the following number cards (0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5) and play a memory pairs to 10 game. Place all the cards face down. Take turns to pick 2 cards, if they total 10, keep them. If not, replace them in the same place. Encourage your child to use their fingers to work out if they have made 10.

Challenge: turn over 1 card & work out how many more you need to make 10.


  • Phonics: We have completed phase 2 and 3 in Phonics. Please see the sound mats. There are some free games that are always available on where you can practice these sounds but, in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and home schooling, Phonics Play has offered all parents free access to their site by using the following login details

Username: march20    Password: home


  • Please continue to access Bug Club using your child’s login details in their reading diaries.


  • Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) will be holding daily, live PE sessions during the schools closures. These will starting on Monday 23rd March at 9am on his YouTube channel: TheBodyCoachTV



Welcome to the Wren's Nest!



Early Years Foundation Stage


Hello!  Thank you for popping over to visit our page! 

There’s always LOTS to see and do over here as we’re always SO busy!  We are based in a purpose built Foundation Stage unit at Wren Park and have a fantastic environment in which we grow and develop through structured, play-based, practical & hands-on learning.  Our own safe & secure outdoor space provides so many opportunities for learning throughout the year and is available for all our ‘Owls’ to access daily – come rain or shine!




Our Reception year is made up of two registration groups & we are known as either a Tawny Owl or a Barn Owl.  All our ‘owls’ have opportunity to work together at various times throughout the day and week, either indoors or out, taking part in either adult-led or child-initiated learning. 



Our children access a broad and balanced EYFS curriculum, which covers 7 areas of learning.  Within these areas of learning, there are three Prime Areas: 

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

and four Specific Areas: 

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

 Topics covered

We have a topic approach to teaching and learning which makes it meaningful to our owls.  All our activities are based around a theme for each term and then broken down into smaller weekly topics.

Reception Curriculum Meeting October 2019

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