St Gregory & St Patrick's

Reception Home Learning 

Reception learning is all about hands on, fun and practical activities, please try to make learning at home as enjoyable as possible, we have gathered lots of ideas for practical games you can play at home to support maths and reading. 


If your child is isolating during our time back in school, please complete the Home Learning Below:

Summer 2 Overview  W/B 21.06.21 

Summer 2 Maths W/B 21.06.21

Summer 2 Phonics W/B 21.06.21 

Summer 2 English W/B 21.06.21

Story Time with Mrs Grearson 

The Enormous Carrot: 2 Sessions 

Number Sessions: recap 11 12 13 14 15  

Phonics/ Reading sessions: pink colour band

Phonics/ Reading sessions: red and yellow colour band

Get inspired from some of our children's Home Learning! 

Reading at home

Please follow the link below and use the Oxford Owl books to continue with reading at home: please remember to only read the books for the level your child is currently working on, this should be pink or red books.



In Reception during Spring 1 we are working on  Phase 3, for this we teach several sounds each week: please use the ideas below to help your child learn to recognise, write and use the sounds. Each group are working on different sounds, your class teacher will be able to inform you of which  sounds your child is currently working on.

(some children may need to recap the final set of sounds from phase 2 too.)

oo ar or ur ow oi 

Introducing ar 

Introducing or 

Introducing ur 

Introducing ow

Introducing oo 

Recap Session 1 week 4 

Recap Session 2 week 4 

Recap Session 3 week 4 

Recap Session 4 week 4 

Phase 3 recap 

Session 1 - 'ch, sh, th, ng'

Session 2 - 'ai, ee, igh, oa'

Session 2 challenge 'alien arrest'

Session 3 - 'ar, or, ur, ow, oo, oo'

Session 4 'oi, ear, air, ure, er'

Session 4 Challenge - Simon Says

ear air er and ure 

Introducing oi

Introducing ear 

Introducing air 

introducing ure 

Introducing er

phase 3 word bank

Phase 3 Tricky words 

Session 1 Tricky words 'I no go to the into'

Session 2 tricky words 'he, she, we, me'

Session 3 Tricky Words 'be, was, you, they'

Session 4 Tricky words 'all, are, my, her'

Phase 4 Phonics 

Converting document.

Phase 4 Session 1 

Phase 4 Session 2

Phase 4 Session 3

Phase 4 Session 4

The Reception team are keen to ensure your child has access to lots of different learning tools throughout this current situation. We have created plans that you can down load for the full term, which goes week by week, these are the same activities that your child would be participating in if they were in class, although some activities have been modified so that they can be carried out at home. If you are unable to carry out the activity that has been selected for that week simply choose a different activity for that area of learning. We appreciate it is difficult to teach at home with all of the distractions around and are keen to support this by making learning at home fun and hands on! We have created some clips of ourselves carrying out Phonics, English and Maths sessions so you can play these to your children as though they are participating in a session at school. We hope these are beneficial and support your understanding of how we teach in school. Please do not hesitate to contact us through Learning book if there is anything you are unable to access or are unsure of.

Week 2 Overview 

Have fun with this Science experiment with Mrs Grearson! 

Watch and learn how to use Purple Mash to make your own mini garden.

Have fun looking at our new topic Growing with Miss Halcrow!


Our Favourite Books for English this week:

Mrs Gillies favourite book, Supertato 

Mrs Grearson favourite story,The  Tiger Who Came to Tea 

Mrs Cullen's Favourite story, Simons Sock

Miss Halcrow's favourite story,The Paper Dolls.

Miss Cummings favourite story, You Can't Take an Elephant on a Bus. 

Week 1 Overview

follow this step by step tutorial to draw this cute cartoon character!


Dough Disco with Miss Moffitt


Keep practicing your letter formation at home. Watch and join in with this video and practice other letters at home. You might want to break this video in to smaller sessions. 


Please complete the homework set for the week your child is absent

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Click on the links below for our at home number homework, the same as 1 2 3 4 and 5 that have previously been sent home alongside our weekly homework. 


This term we are sending home spellings:

If your child is currently working in Phase 2 they need to complete set 1 spellings

If they are working on Phase 3 they need to complete set 2 spellings

Below are some links for some number games to play at home with lots of questions to ask your child to support their understanding.

 dice 2019.pdfDownload
 Number Talks 3.pdfDownload
 Pattern Making 2019.pdfDownload
 Show me 2019.pdfDownload
 The Box Game 2019 B.pdfDownload
 Wrapping Presents 2019.pdfDownload
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Some useful websites for Reception Home Learning 

Practical Offline Learning Activities  

We understand that not everyone has access to a computer all the time or may value some time away from looking at a computer screen. Below there is a list of practical activities that your child can do at home without using any technology


Please share the selected online book for your week of learning and complete the daily activities linked to that book. alternatively share the adult led videos above and then carry out some of the tasks suggested. 

The Enormous Turnip- Session 1

The Enormous Turnip- Session 2

The Enormous Turnip- Session 3


Please complete the tasks planned for your week.

During Spring 2 we are focusing on numbers to 15, time, money and capacity.

 Maths overview.

Time Session 1 

Time Session 2 

Time Session 3

Time Session 4 

Number 11 Session 1 

Number 11 Session 2 

Number 12 Session 1

Number 12 Session 2 

Please find below a number session for each day of the week.

Watch in order starting from the first clip below, this week we are learning all about patterns. For each session have a pen and piece of paper ready to use!

Look below for some Number activity inspiration 

Please find below a few ideas or phonics at home, you can carry out all of these activities with each letter we focus on in Phase 2 

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