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:

Tuesday 25th January


Today we are going to revisit ‘v’:

Look at the presentation and see what you can find beginning with ‘v’. Can you write it?

Now let’s practise blending sounds to read words with ‘v’: Click on the link then press phase 3. Now select v:
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Maths: This week we are going to be learning about measuring. Today we are going to compare the capacity. To find out more watch this video:

Follow up- Complete the empty or full task. 


We are going to continue literacy focusing on the book ‘The Magic Paintbrush’

If you want to, you can listen to the story again here:

This week we are changing the story. Who did you change your character to?

Today we are going to write what our character painted.

For example,

 Max painted a ball. 

Use this sound mat to help you.


Today we are going to learn about the country called China. Does anybody already know anything about it? 

Where is China? How might we get there? Share the China presentation and find out where China is on the map. Explain how it is so far away that when it is daytime here, it is night in China! 

Share the China facts PowerPoint to find out more. Does anything surprise you? What was your favourite landmark? Is there anything else you would like to learn about China? How could we find out more? Does it look like England? How is it the same or different? Would you like to visit China? Why?

Activity- Can you record the facts on a China Factfile.

Handwriting: Today we are going to practise handwriting. Look at the Tuesday Handwriting presentation. 

Monday 24th January

Phonics: Today we are going to look back at the ‘j’ sound. Open this presentation and say the ‘j’ words that match the pictures.

Now, watch this ‘j’ video The j sound | Phase 3 Phonics | j words – BBC Bitesize  Once you have watched the video click on the arrow and select the words that contain the ‘j’ sound.
Now practise reading and selecting the correct sounds.

Maths: This week in maths we are going to be learning about measure. Today we are going to be learning about mass. Let’s join Miss Cooper and find out which objects are heavier and lighter. Session 11 – Comparing mass – heavier and lighter than on Vimeo

Now click on the follow up task to complete your activity.


We are going to continue literacy focusing on the book ‘The Magic Paintbrush’

This week we are going to be writing our own version of the story. Open the presentation . How are you going to change the story? Who will your character be?

Draw a picture of your character and write a sentence to say who it is (__ had a paintbrush)

Handwriting: Today we are going to practise handwriting the letter ‘d’ watch this video and join in on a piece of paper. Practise ‘dog, dot and from to review yesterday bad.’

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?