Distance Learning – Reception

Dear Reception

It is almost the end of term – one more week to go! We hope you all have a lovely summer break. and many thanks for your support during the year. We look forward to spending some time with the class during the first week in September as the children move up to Year 1.

Please keep reading with your child over the summer holidays!

Term 6 week 7 130720

Here are the activities for distance learning for the last week of term:

Term 6 week 6 – 6.7.20

Hello Reception, here are the plans for this week. We hope you are keeping safe and enjoying your learning.

Term 6 week 5 – 29.6.20

Hi everyone, we hope you are all well. Here is this week’s suggestions for activities and learning at home.

Term 6 week 4 – 22.6.20

Our mini project this week is called All about Me and there are lots of things for you to do. A copy of the booklet is here: https://www.huttonceprimaryschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/all-about-me-activity-booklet-EYFS.pdf

Term 6 week 3 – 15.6.20

Our mini project this week is based on maps. We hope you enjoy your learning this week and hope you are all well.

Term 6 Week 2 – 8.6.20

Hello Reception,

The mini project this week is based on Art and we have chosen to focus on art in nature. We hope you enjoy the activities and we look forward to seeing your pictures on Tapestry.

I hope you are all safe and well.

This week we are very excited because some of our class will be returning to school. They will be doing the same work as you are at home. If you are coming back to school on Thursday, please do the first three phonics lessons but leave the fourth one for us to do at school with you.

Term 6 Week 1 – 1.6.20

Hi Reception. It’s Term 6! This week the whole school will be learning about ‘butterflies’ as it is Butterfly Awareness Day on Saturday 6th June. Your suggested activities are below. Please keep sharing your learning on Tapestry. We look forward to seeing you next week at school.

You will find some resources for the suggested activities here:

Term 5 Week 5 – 18.5.20

Hello Reception, I hope you are keeping safe and well. This week the whole school is doing the same mini project so hopefully you will be able to do some of the work with your brothers and sisters if you have any that are at Hutton School. Don’t forget to share your learning on Tapestry.

You will find the resources that you need for the mini project here:

Relationships and People who are special to us

My Special People spidergram

Ways we care for Special People

Term 5 Week 4 – Caterpillars and Butterflies

Hello Reception, Here is this week’s learning in an easy to follow table format. I hope you enjoy our activities which are all to do with Caterpillars and butterflies.

Term 5 Week 5 – VE day

This week, we have planned for the whole school to work together to learn about VE day. We would like you to make a newspaper or poster about VE day (this could either be set in 1945 or be a 75th Anniversary edition). If you have any siblings at Hutton, you can produce one newspaper between you. Each child can learn about one part of VE day and write about it. When you have finished, send your finished article to your class teacher and we will share your work on the school website (please let us know if you don’t wish your work to be published).

Here are some links to resources to help you get started. These are all aimed at Primary aged children but you may wish to watch them first to ensure that you are happy for your child to see them. 
Horrible Histories: WWII VE Day Song 
Newsround: What is VE Day? 
VE Day 75th Anniversary Powerpoint

Have a look on the VE day page (on the same tab as this page) for lots more ideas of activities to do and ideas for a street party at home.

Term 5 Week 2 – Week Commencing 27.4.20

Introduce the new sound ‘er’, as in term, fern, and hammer. You could look for it together in story books and reading books, or hide it on post-its around the house. If you wish, there are resources to help practise the ‘er’ sound  on you tube as well.

How many cups do you have in your house? Can you order them by size? Investigate how much each cup can hold using water, lego, marbles etc

Look out of your window. What can you see? Draw a picture of what you can see and write a list of everything you can see.

Take 4 ice cubes from the freezer – which will melt first? You could put one at the front door, one at the back door, one in the fridge and one in your hand.

Plant some seeds, watch them grow and write a seed diary

Try learning this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da_LbBewte8

Term 5 week 1 – week commencing 20/04/2020

We hope you are all ok.  We are both missing you lots so please keep putting pictures onto Tapestry for us to see.  Here are some things which you might like to try this week:

  1. Your grown-ups have been spending a lot of time helping you over the last few weeks so this week could you help them?  I’d like you to do a job every day to help your family.  You could lay the table, hang the washing out, make the beds or maybe do some tidying up.  Each day can you write down which job you did and on Friday  you can you put your list on Tapestry.  I will ask my children to join in as well!

2. The new sound this week is ‘ure’ as in cure and pure.  It’s a tricky one to spot but see if you can find it in your books.  If you look at the Little Learners ure You Tube video it will help you to learn about ure.  Don’t forget to practice writing your new sound as well as reading it.

3. Oakley had a good idea – he went on a sound walk and wrote down all of the sounds he could hear.  Could you do that this week – either by going for a walk of sitting quietly to see what you can hear.

4. ‘How long’s a minute?’ is the last activity for this week.  Can you see how many times you can do an activity in a minute? How many star jumps, how many bunny hops, how many buttons can you put in a jar using just one finger and thumb?  These are just a few ideas I’m sure you can think of lots more.

Take Care Reception


Hello Reception,

I hope you are safe and well and have been keeping busy.  Although it’s the holidays, we thought you might like to have a few ideas of things that you could do this week.  You don’t have to do them (apart from reading PLEASE KEEP READING!) but you might like to.

  • Make an Easter treasure hunt – write out the clues and follow them to the ‘treasure’.  Or someone could write you some clues or give you directions to follow to get to the treasure.
  • Decorate an egg (best if a grown up blows out the inside first).
  • Make a chocolate Easter nest.  Melt some chocolate and add rice krispies or shredded wheat.  Make the mixture into nests and leave to set.  You could even add some chocolate eggs.
  • Make an Easter card for someone in your house.  Can you make part of the card move with a flap or a lever?

Whatever you do this week, keep safe and well.  If you need any help of have any questions you can send us a message on Tapestry and we will be in touch. 


This week can you please:

Play a game with someone in your family.

Write a letter for someone in your family and put a photo of your letter onto Tapestry for us to see.

Practice your pattern making – put a photo of your pattern onto Tapestry and tell us what the unit of repeat is.

Do a jigsaw.

Teach your family one of our songs from school.

WEEK COMMENCING 30/3/20 Hello reception,

Thank you for all your lovely pictures on Tapestry showing us what you have been up to. I hope you have all managed to get outside a bit to enjoy the sunshine. It’s time to give you a few more activities to help to keep you busy next week.

  • Introduce the new sound ‘air’, as in chair, hair, and pair. You could look for it together in story books and reading books, or hide it on post-its around the house. If you wish, there are resources to help practise the ‘air’ sound on www.twinkl.co.uk and videos on you tube as well.
  • Make a book – at school we have practised making zig zag books and lift the flap books to write and draw in.
  • Try playing snakes and ladders with 2 dice instead of one, to practise simple addition.
  • Keep track of the weather – draw a picture, write a sentence or word to describe the weather every day this week
  • Make a den in your house or garden – you could even send us a picture on Tapestry!

Keep sharing your work with us on tapestry and keep safe.

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Phase 3

  1. Do some cooking together – hot cross bun recipe attached!
  1. Make a repeating pattern with your toys or some beads or even some food.
  1. Make an Easter card
  1. Write a menu for a meal you are going to have
  1. Play ‘Mrs Brown went to town…’ with your family
  1. Play a board game, Uno, cards.
  1. Learn how to tell o’clock times on an analogue clock
  1. Share a story together
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Lots of maths games available

  1. Write clues for a treasure hunt around the house or garden
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Free e-books available – select

  1. Make up a new throwing/catching game. How many points can you score?
  1. Go on a treasure hunt
  1. Make a 3d model using Lego, recycling, etc.
  1. Ask a relative to share their favourite childhood story with you
  1. Make your own playdough with an adult
  1. Look through old photos with your family and talk about times from the past.
  1. Make a birthday card for a relative or friend
  1. Make a den
  1. Ask everyone in your family to plant a sunflower seed, measure the results!
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Your child will have received a login.

  1. Help write the shopping list
  1. Make a scrapbook or diary to record your days at home.
  1. Learn to zip/button up my own coat
  1. How many things can you do in a minute? How many hops? How many beads in a jar? How many times you can put your socks on!
  1. Scribe your child’s stories and then act them out together.
  1. Make an obstacle course in the garden.
  1. Write a letter to someone, put it in an envelope, add a stamp and post it!
  1. Collect empty bottles and see which holds the most/least.
  1. Know the order of the days of the week
  1. Write labels for things around your house
  1. Keep a list of all the numbers you see in a day. Which is the largest? Which is the smallest?
  1. Recognise all numbers to 20 (& beyond!)
  1. Learn how to make your own bed each morning