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.

Friday 16th April 


This week we have revisited the ‘air’ and ‘ear’ trigraph. Have a go at Buried Treasure and select ‘air’ or ‘ear’. Now follow this week’s spelling presentation and have a go at saying it, seeing it and sounding it out, before you write it down.


 ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ For each new topic we consider what we already know. Do you know anything you’d like to share about different plants or flowers, or perhaps you’d like to share your knowledge of farms and how they help us?

On Purple Mash, create a 2Connect mind map to share what you know. You might like a grown up to help you type your ideas but you could also practise finding your name on the keyboard too. 


Today we are going to go on a signs of Spring walk around the school field. Perhaps, you could look out for signs that Spring has arrived in your garden or you may like to work through this presentation. What is your favourite sign that Spring has arrived?

Design a ‘Spring is Here’ poster and include drawings of all the signs you have learnt about. You might like to upload a picture on Purple Mash.


Let’s practise writing our letters the correct height. Some letters are tall and reach the sky. Some are smaller and are on the ground. Some letters go into the ground:


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)

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

 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?