Reception School Work for Remote Learning

We hope that all of our families are keeping  safe and well. Please find below the set tasks for children to complete at home during their period of isolation. Some tasks will be set as 2DO tasks on Purple Mash, others may involve practical activities, downloading documents or simply recording on a piece of paper. This work can be photographed and uploaded into the children’s work files on Purple Mash so that teachers can respond to the children. We have also added an additional table of optional activities and skills that are ongoing and can continue to support your child’s learning. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you would like to discuss this work with your child’s class teacher.

How to upload work onto Purple Mash

To share any work that you have completed at home, please take a photograph and up load it to Purple Mash. Your teacher will be able to see it and send you some feedback.

1. Select the ‘Work’ tab at the top of the page:

2. Click ‘upload’

3. Click to add a photo or file.

Isolation work:

Friday 10th July

Warm up:

Tooty Ta | Fun Dance Song for Kids | Brain Breaks | A Tooty Ta Ta | Jack Hartmann


What are tricky words? What tricky words do you know? Tricky words are words we read without sounding out. 

Some words we read, we can sound out. But we are trying very hard to read some of these words by sight too. 

Play this game to refresh your memory of words we need to read in Reception. How many words can you read without sounding out? How many tricky words can you read? When you arrive at the web page select number 3.

Look at the presentation. Answer the yes or no questions. Remember to use your good reading tricks: 

  • Look at the picture
  • What is the first sound?
  • Read left to right
  • Does it make sense?


 Warm up activity: Collect up to twenty objects and a blanket. Ask your grown up to put a pile of objects under the blanket. Change the amount each time. We would like you to estimate how many objects are in the pile. Estimate means to guess, not count one by one. After you have estimated the amount in the pile, you can check the correct amount by counting. 

 Oak National Academy (Reviewing addition and subtraction): 


Yesterday we made our own paper hat. Today we are going to write our own instructions. Instructions tell us how to do something. When we write instructions, each sentence begins with a bossy word. Look at this presentation (Insert writing instructions) to see the bossy words that we can begin our sentences with. 

If you would like to, you can write your instructions on a piece of paper. Use this template.

Remember to start each sentence with a bossy word and don’t forget your writing targets.


In Japan, the koi carp fish is considered to be a lucky animal. Due to this, the koi carp image is used in lots of artwork. Take a look at these pictures of Koi carp fish. Which is your favourite? Look at how clear the scales are and how floaty the tails are!

Today we are going to make a koi carp kite. You will need:

A white piece of paper. a pencil, glue, scissors, colouring pens/pencils/crayons, coloured strips, string

Watch the following video tutorial and follow the steps carefully to make the kite. You will need an adult to help you make the initial template and please be careful when you are cutting out. We can’t wait to see your kites and we hope they bring you lots of good luck!


Friday Handwriting

Wednesday 8th July

Warm up:

Wake up with the Trolls: Trolls: Can’t Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle


What trigraphs have we learned so far? That’s right ‘air’ and ‘ear’! Can you find them on the sound mat? Write them down three times!

Let’s refresh our memory of these sounds with Mr Thorne:



What words have the trigraphs in? Can you make a list?

Can you match the correct word to the picture?

In school phonics play ear and air –


 Warm up activity: To help us with our lesson, let’s practise counting backwards from twenty. To help us count back we need to practise finding one less.

Main: – What does this sign mean? How can we solve subtraction problems quickly? We can count back! This means we put the first number in our head and count back from there.

Look at the counting back presentation. After you have looked at the example, have a go at solving the problems. Click the slide to find out the answer. 

Log onto Purple Mash and select the 2Do: Counting back. Make sure you have counted slowly and you have looked at the amounts carefully. Good luck!


Yesterday we started to read a story about a cat called Beato. What is your favourite part of the story so far? Let’s find out what happens next in the story ‘Beato Goes To Japan’.

I really enjoyed this story. Beato had so many exciting experiences in Japan! What was your favourite part of the story? 

Think carefully about your favourite part of the story and write 1 or more sentences about it. You need to think carefully at your writing targets. 


Have you ever heard the word ‘permission’? Do you know what it means? It means when you agree to something or you allow something to happen. ‘Permission’ is very important when we are learning about how to keep ourselves safe online. 

Some people (family, friends etc.) might want to share a photo or video of you on the internet. They should always ask you if you are happy for your picture/video to be shared, or not. This is called ‘asking for permission’. It is ALWAYS OK to say no if you don’t want someone to share a picture or video. 

Look at each picture in this ‘ Giving Permission’ activity.  Ask a grown up to read the words to you. For each picture, decide if Jessie should Tell a Grown up (TAG) or if it is OK. When you know, write your answer in the shape at the end.

Now let’s talk about asking for permission. If you want to do something that affects another person (like hugging them, or playing with their toys) it’s important to ask for permission. That means saying ‘Is it OK if I…?’, or ‘Can I…?’ 

If the answer is ‘Yes’, then it is OK to do it. If the answer is ‘No’, you should not do it.  Look at this ‘ Asking for permission’ activity. Draw a line to connect each situation with the right response, or point to the answer on screen.  


Wednesday Handwriting

Useful websites to support children in their reading whilst at home:

Reading Eggs –  Children have their own log on details for this site

Phonics Play –  This is a website we use a lot in our phonics lessons for applying our learning of letter sounds and high frequency words. It is now free for parents to use during the month of January. (Username: jan 21   Password: home)

Oxford Owl – This website contains links to ebooks that children can read at home. Once you have set up an account you can access online ebooks organised according to book band. (Children in Reception are working on either Pink or Red book band)

 Additional activities and skills to practise: (optional)
·       Practise washing hands (put paint or glitter (germs) on your child’s hands and wash it off)

·       Use playdough to make your face

·       Practise putting your coat on

·       Practise zipping your coat up

·       Can you dress yourself in your uniform? How quickly can you do it?

·       Put your socks and shoes on and fasten them

·       Build a house using blocks or Lego

·       Bake something with a grown up

·       Play a board game with your family

·       Retell your favourite story to a grown up

·       Dance to your favourite song

·       Sing your favourite nursery rhyme

·       Brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime

·       Practise using a knife and fork to eat a meal

·       Tell a family member what you love about them

·       Tidy your toys away

·       Can you play a game in your garden safely? E.g kicking a ball or playing bat and ball

·       Make a packed lunch (with a grown up) and eat it

·       Can you express how you feel and different emotions we may feel?

·       Play a game on your tablet

·       Look for different shapes around your house

·       Help your grown up to fold your clothes

·       Can you make your bed?

·       Practise naming different colours. What happens if you mix them together?

·        Go on a hunt to find objects that are different colours.

·       Can you name the days of the week?