Welcome to Reception

Reception Weekly Home Schooling Plan
  Week beginning
Monday 29th June 2020

Please share this story about Ted with your child ahead of returning to school.

When You Come Back to School

This weekly planner shows you the learning which will be taking place in school for Reception children. Please feel free to use this as a guide for your week at home.  We will continue to use White Rose Maths and Letters and Sounds at Home. Below the planner, you will find additional resources and ideas.

Please continue to email photos and work too!

This week we are thinking about ‘around the world’! How many stories from around the world can you find or watch? Learn about a different country each day…

Monday – Italy

Tuesday – Mexico

Wednesday – Egypt

Thursday – China

Friday - Australia

 This week, we have two writing challenges!

  • Make a list of food you need to make a pizza. You could make the pizza and then write instructions too!
  • Pretend to go on holiday (role-play) write some sentences about what you did, e.g. I went in a car, I sat in the sand.

In Phonics, we are reviewing and extending phase 4. Please watch lessons 46-50 this week. Remember you can play phonics games at Phonicsplay.

Visit White Rose Maths for a daily activity. Remember, each day, you should also practise adding and subtracting to 10. Here are some maths activities you might like

Other things you could do at home:

  • Make flags for each country
  • Can you learn any phrases/words in different languages e.g. hello, my name is, etc.
  • Find out some famous landmarks/people from each country
  • Learn about the Chinese zodiac animals
  • Watch CoCo and learn about Mexico
  • Do some dancing – Walk like an Egyptian, Mexican Hat Dance

Here are some 'around the world' craft ideas.
Please click on the images below to enlarge.

Are you missing taking part in competitive sport and competitions? Don’t worry! We have entered into the Birmingham Virtual School Games thanks to our partnership with Wilson Stuart Active Society. You can represent New Oscott Primary School in a range of activities covering different sports.

There are new activities to take part in each week with prizes to be won if you are one of the highest placed athletes in Birmingham.  

To sign up visit https://www.sgochallenge.com/ and use the code WILSON. Remember to send pictures/videos in to your teachers… we would love to see how you are getting on! Good luck!

Parent’s Guide to Promoting Early Learning  and Development at Home (0 - 5 years)
Supporting Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Family booklet

Please find attached a letter about online daily phonics lessons beginning on Monday 27th April. The lessons are specially for Reception and Year 1 pupils and have been put together by our local English Hub school, Little Sutton Primary in Sutton Coldfield. There are separate lessons for Reception  and Year 1 pupils.

Letters and Sounds at home

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Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Reception activities to do at home


  • Plan a party: write invitations and lists of what you need
  • Write a story about your favourite animal
  • Read one of your favourite books and draw and write about it
  • Practise your sound book/sound card
  • Draw and label a picture
  • Do some baking and write a recipe
  • Make a model and write instructions
  • Write a diary/news writing
  • Draw and label members of our family
  • Make some labels for our house
  • Watch alphablocks and draw our favourite character, can you make a word by drawing more than one character?



  • Draw around everyone’s feet – who has the biggest?
  • Play a board game with 2 dice and add the dice together
  • Count backwards and forwards playing hopscotch
  • Watch numberblocks and draw some of the characters
  • Make a list of all the 2D and 3D shapes in our house
  • Play shops and use real money
  • Sing number songs

Other Early Learning Goals

  • Play dressing up
  • Do a show for our family
  • Dance and sing to our favourite songs
  • Do some exercises
  • Find out about the history of our family
  • Find your house on google earth/on a map and learn our address
  • Learn some jokes
  • Cook some dinner and watch carefully what happens to the food – does it change?
  • Look for change in your garden; what flowers can you see, what animals can you see?



Phase 2 and 3 sounds - Powerpoint

These are the sounds children are familiar with.


Children should be able to blend to read all these words. 
Children need to learn to read these words by sight. They will not able to blend them. 

Other useful websites 

Free learning packs
Classroom Secrets

Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.
Oxford Owl

Lots of activities with the familiar character Spot.
Fun with Spot

A variety of games to support all areas of the curriculum.
ICT Games

A variety of free phonics games.
Phonics Play

A variety of games to support all areas of the curriculum.

Lots of games and stories, often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.
BBC - CBeebies

A variety of games to support all areas of the curriculum.

Lots of great songs and stories with videos.
Learn English Kids - British Council

 Literacy website supporting reading and grammar.

Roy the Zebra

If you have any queries related to the any of the work set, or would like to email any work or photos of your work please email the below link and your class teacher will reply to you as soon as possible.


Reception had a great time watching 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' at the theatre.

Autumn 2

 This half term we have been learning all about celebrations!

We made bonfire night pictures…

For Halloween we got spooky and dressed up as witches and wizards…


We made lots of birthday cakes…


We got married in wedding week…


Now we are really looking forward to Christmas and our production of a Christmas recipe!

Please take a look at our Learning Environment by clicking the link below:

Learning Environment