Welcome to Reception

Miss Higginson, Mrs Islam and Mrs Hughes would like to welcome you to Reception classes webpage. Here you will find out about all the things we are learning about in class and the exciting things we get up to in school. 

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Week beginning 13th July 2020.

Hello Reception!

I hope you are all safe and well. This week marks the end of the summer term and our school year and it is really sad that I have not been able to see you all before the end of term. It has been lovely seeing some of you in the Reception bubbles and to be honest, it has not been the same without everyone in class. You are all missed very much by everyone in school!  I would like to thank each and every one of you for engaging in all the home learning tasks and it has been a pleasure to see all your incredible work!  In the meantime we are working hard to make sure that in September you will all be safe and happy in your new classes and will have lots of fun learning new things. 

Many of you will be thinking about getting away for your summer holidays whether planning a trip aboard or a staycation, I hope you all have a safe and happy summer break. Therefore our last week topic will be ‘The Seaside’

Mrs Islam.


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Commotion in the Ocean - Giles Andreae-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pRhgZ8Jffs

Have You Filled a Bucket Today - Carol McCloud  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EuemNAo6XE

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Ronda Armitage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_XvnXWJEnk

The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifXlc0QI2kY

The Snail and the Whale- Julia Donaldson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmMnaSkeKqQ


Read and/or listen to the above stories and complete the activities below.

Tell an adult about your favourite seaside story and explain why it is.

Can you tell them about your favourite character?

Draw some things you would like to take to the beach.

Draw an animal that you might find in a rock pool.

Draw a suitcase with items you would need to go on a holiday with.

Write a list of items you would need to pack in your suitcase.

Write a shopping list for the ingredients you would put in your favourite sandwich.

Draw a picture of a lighthouse.  Choose 2 colours and decorate it with a repeating stripy pattern like a lighthouse.



After reading the story 'The Snail and the Whale' think about how it is important to be a good friend. What would you do if,......

Someone falls over?.....Someone needs to borrow something?.....someone looks lonely?...Someone looks unhappy?....someone is stuck on their work?



Shuffle a pack of 5 to 17 number cards, Show one to your child e.g. number 10. Get ready to say the next three numbers after 10. Ready, steady go! Your child says: eleven, twelve, thirteen . Repeat, starting at other numbers from 5 to 17.

Shuffle a pack of 5 to 20 number cards. Show one to your child, e.g. number 10. Get ready to count back three numbers from 10. Ready, steady go! Your child says: nine, eight, seven. Repeat, starting at other numbers from 5 to 20.

Shuffle a pack of 5 to 20 number cards. Show one to your child eg. number 10 then they roll a dice and add that number. Ask your child to write the number sentence, eg. 10 + 6 = 16. Repeat with subtraction. 

Drop 10p coins, one at a time, into a tin as together you count on in 10s. You could continue with 2p and 5p coins.

Roll a 1−6 dice. Your child shows the matching double on their fingers, calling out the total, e.g. the dice shows 3, they show three fingers on each hand and call out six. If you roll a 6, they can show any double! Start slowly but try to build up speed.

Move the hands on a clock, together, you count in steps of one hour from 7 oʼclock in the morning: 7 oʼclock, 8 oʼclock, 9 oʼclock, 10 oʼclock… until you reach 7 oʼclock in the evening. Repeat, this time asking your child to stand up and ʻbe the clockʼ, moving their hands as you move the hands on the clock.

Have a selection of shells available for your child to explore. Can they make repeating patterns with them? 


If possible visit a local beach – Crosby, Formby, Southport beach and complete a Seaside Hunt. 

Build a sandcastle using buckets and spades and decorate with seaweed and shells from the beach.  Can you also add a moat to protect your sandcastle? 

Help someone at home when they are making lunch.  Talk to them about how to stay safe in the kitchen.

Can you make a boat from some empty containers you have at home? Check if it will float. Can you even make 2 boats and they could have a race across the bath?

Mr Gringling has to go to the lighthouse come rain or shine. Can you draw the clothes he would need to take with him on a rainy day? 



Seaside songs

Baby shark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elwDP_g1UfU

Animals in the ocean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-xqosckJ5c

I do like to be beside the seaside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcHyyuGjuk0

The little mermaid under the sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_mV1IpjWA

Under the seas yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC83oFEeVZA



Finish the week by making an ice cream or fruit sundae of your choice!

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Key Information

Yoga - Tuesday

 P.E. Thursday and Friday each week.




Reading should be completed each night. Book bags need to be returned every Thursday and will be handed out on Friday. Please ensure that you sign the reading record otherwise your child's book will not be changed.

Please complete the homework activities each week on the timetable. A copy is provided for you on the link below.

Homework Timetable - Jan -Feb 2020.doc

Useful Websites


www.twinkl.co.uk - Printable and online resources

www.oxfordowl.co.uk - Reading and Maths games

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html - Maths games

www.topmarks.co.uk - All areas of learning, number songs and rhymes


Phase 2 and 3 Phonics games 






Parents and carers, please note that all websites have been checked and deemed appropriate for use by pupils at the time of publishing. However, please be aware that some websites may change their content from time to time.