Welcome to the Reception Distance Learning Hub! At the start of each week, we will be uploading new resources for your child to complete at home. These can be downloaded and printed or simply viewed online. In addition, this page also provides links to other websites and resources with ideas for delivering the school curriculum at home. 

NB If you would like to work from printed resources, and would like the school to print and send these to you, please contact the primary main office on 0121 458 5380.

We are also advising parents to sign up to the ActiveLearn website for free where you will be able to access online Maths games and eBooks from Abacus and Bug Club.

https://www.pearson.com/uk/forms/homeschool-planner-form.html

    

 

Summer Holiday Activities

We wish all of our children and families a lovely summer break.

For those wanting to complete additional activities over the holidays, we have provided resources below:

Jack and the beanstalk cutting.pdf

Jack and the beanstalk number ordering.pdf

Jack and the Beanstalk writing.pdf

Rec Summer Writing.pdf

Letter formation sheet 1.pdf

Letter formation workbook.pdf

Write name every day.pdf

Number formation sheet 1.pdf

Number formation sheet 2.pdf

Number formation sheet 3.pdf

Minibeast hunt.pdf

Flower hunt.pdf

2D Shape Spider Picture Activity Sheets.pdf

2D Shape Ladybird Picture Activity Sheets.pdf

2D Shape Butterfly Picture Activity Sheets.pdf

2D Shape Bee Picture Activity Sheets.pdf

T-T-1041-Summer-Colouring-Sheets.pdf

 

Week beginning 13th July 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete:

Maths

RecW14 Maths 1.pdf

RecW14 Maths 2.pdf

RecW14 Maths 3.pdf

English

RecW14 Writing.pdf

RecW14 Text Animal Upsets.pdf

RecW14 Reading.pdf

RecW14 Speaking and Listening.pdf

Phonics

Daily Phonics lessons can be accessed on the Read, Write Inc YouTube channel at 9.30am here.

 

 

Week beginning 29th June 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete:

Maths

RecW12 - Maths - Activity.pdf

RecW12 - Maths - Resources.pdf

English

RecW11 and W12 - English - Max's Jungle Adventures.pdf

Phonics

Daily Phonics lessons can be accessed on the Read, Write Inc YouTube channel at 9.30am here.

Wider curriculum

RecW12 - Non-core.pdf
 

 

Week beginning 6th July 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete:

Maths

RecW13 Maths 1.pdf

RecW13 Maths 2.pdf

RecW13 Maths 3.pdf

English

RecW13 Writing.pdf

RecW13 Reading.pdf

RecW13 Text - Do You Like.pdf

RecW13 - Speaking and Listening.pdf

Phonics

Daily Phonics lessons can be accessed on the Read, Write Inc YouTube channel at 9.30am here.

 

 

Week beginning 29th June 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete:

Maths

RecW12 - Maths - Activity.pdf

RecW12 - Maths - Resources.pdf

English

RecW11 and W12 - English - Max's Jungle Adventures.pdf

Phonics

Daily Phonics lessons can be accessed on the Read, Write Inc YouTube channel at 9.30am here.

Wider curriculum

RecW12 - Non-core.pdf

 

 

Week beginning 22nd June 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete:

Maths

RecW11 - Maths - Activity.pdf

RecW11 - Maths - Resources.pdf

English

RecW11 and W12 - English - Max's Jungle Adventures.pdf

Phonics

Daily Phonics lessons can be accessed on the Read, Write Inc YouTube channel at 9.30am here.

Wider curriculum

RecW11 - Non-core.pdf

 

 

Week beginning 15th June 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete:

Maths

RecW10 - Maths - Activity.pdf

RecW10 - Maths - Guidance.pdf

RecW10 - Maths - Resources.pdf

English

RecW10 - English

Phonics

Daily Phonics lessons can be accessed on the Read, Write Inc YouTube channel at 9.30am here.

Wider curriculum

RecW10 - Non-core.pdf

 

 

Week beginning 8th June 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete:

Maths

RecW9 - Maths - Activity.pdf

RecW9 - Maths - Resources.pdf

RecW9 - Maths - Guidance.pdf

English

RecW9 - English - The-Three-Billy-Goats-Gruff-Stick-Puppets.pdf

RecW9 - English Story Cards.pdf

RecW9 - English - Book Front Cover.pdf

Phonics

Daily Phonics lessons can be accessed on the Read, Write Inc YouTube channel at 9.30am here.

Wider curriculum

RecW9 - Non-core.pdf
 

Week beginning 1st June 2020

We hope all our families have had a lovely half term break. This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete:

Maths

RecW8 - Maths - Guidance.pdf

RecW8 - Maths - Resources.pdf

RecW8 - Maths - Activity.pdf

Reading

Here are a selection of stories to read to your child this week:

Caterpillar Looks for a Shoe

Fluffy Duck in the Tub

Busy Mother Hen

Stop the Spotty Dog

Phonics

Daily Phonics lessons can be accessed on the Read, Write Inc YouTube channel at 9.30am here.

Writing

RecW8 - Letter Formation.pdf

Wider curriculum

RecW8 - Non-core.pdf

 

Week beginning 25th May 2020

This week we are providing a selection of activities for your child to complete at home during the half term break:

Rec Alfie Counting.pdf

Rec Alfie in the Woods.pdf

Rec Bear Spotting.pdf

Rec Colouring.pdf

 

Week beginning 18th May 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete.

Maths

For Maths, there are daily sessions to complete around number bonds: 

RecW7 - Maths - Activity.pdf     RecW7 - Maths - Resources.pdf

This document provides guidance for parents and pupils, as well as links to video tutorials and answers so children can self-mark their work: RecW7 - Maths - Guidance.pdf

English

English activities can be found here: RecW7 - English.pdf

We also encourage children to complete daily phonics practice. An initial sounds tutorial can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7WKf-LYU7k&list=PLdbKC-h8DnT2532riMzC4OmTj3Ob5A_1F&index=6

Additional Activities

RecW7 - English.pdf

Along with daily Joe Wicks exercises, please click here for an additional fitness activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLOOOjGAM1s

More details on our Art Competition can be found here too!

As always, please share your child's work with us at distancelearning@arkkingsacademy.org

 

 

Week beginning 11th May 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete.

Maths

For Maths, there are daily sessions to complete around counting numbers: 

RecW6 - Maths - Activity.pdf     RecW6 - Maths - Resources.pdf

 

This document provides guidance for parents and pupils, as well as links to video tutorials and answers so children can self-mark their work: RecW6 - Maths - Guidance.pdf

English

English activities can be found here: RecW5 and 6 - English.pdf

We also encourage children to complete daily phonics practice. An initial sounds tutorial can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7WKf-LYU7k&list=PLdbKC-h8DnT2532riMzC4OmTj3Ob5A_1F&index=6

Additional Activities

RecW6 - Non-core.pdf

Along with daily Joe Wicks exercises, please click here for an additional fitness activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-TqxvXfd2M

While on a walk this week, try completing this exploration activity:

Living Streets - Discover.pdf

 

As always, please share your child's work with us at distancelearning@arkkingsacademy.org
 

Week beginning 4th May 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete.

Maths

For Maths, there are daily sessions to complete around counting numbers: 

RecW5 - Maths - Activity.pdf     RecW5 - Maths - Resources.pdf

 

This document provides guidance for parents and pupils, as well as links to video tutorials and answers so children can self-mark their work: RecW5 - Maths - Guidance.pdf

English

English activities can be found here: RecW5 - English.pdf

We also encourage children to complete daily phonics practice. An initial sounds tutorial can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7WKf-LYU7k&list=PLdbKC-h8DnT2532riMzC4OmTj3Ob5A_1F&index=6

And activities related to these sounds can be accessed here: RecW3 Letter Formation.pdf

Additional Activities

RecW5 - Non-core.pdf

Along with daily Joe Wicks exercises, please click here for an additional fitness activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-TqxvXfd2M

While on a walk this week, try completing this scavenger hunt:

Scavenger Hunt.pdf     Draw Your Walk.pdf

As always, please share your child's work with us at distancelearning@arkkingsacademy.org

 

 

Week beginning 27th April 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete.

Maths

For Maths, there are daily sessions to complete around counting numbers: 

RecW4 - Maths - Activity.pdf    RecW4 - Maths - Resources.pdf

This document provides guidance for parents and pupils, as well as links to video tutorials and answers so children can self-mark their work: RecW4 - Maths - Guidance.pdf

English

English activities can be found here: RecW4 - English - Mavis the Magical Cat.pdf

We also encourage children to complete daily phonics practice. An initial sounds tutorial can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7WKf-LYU7k&list=PLdbKC-h8DnT2532riMzC4OmTj3Ob5A_1F&index=6

And activities related to these sounds can be accessed here: RecW3 Letter Formation.pdf

Additional Activities

RecW4 - Non-core.pdf

Along with daily Joe Wicks exercises, please click here for an additional fitness activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Pffufl6dE

Miss Pinchin also has a PE challenge for your child! 
 

 

 

As always, please share your child's work and videos of your child completing Miss Pinchin's challenge with us at distancelearning@arkkingsacademy.org

 

 

Week beginning 20th April 2020

This week, we have a range of home learning activities for your child to complete.

Maths

For Maths, there are daily sessions to complete around recognising numbers: 

RecW3 - Maths - Activity.pdf    RecW3 - Maths - Resources.pdf

This document provides guidance for parents and pupils, as well as links to video tutorials and answers so children can self-mark their work: RecW3 - Maths - Guidance.pdf

English

Pencil control activities can be found here: RecW3 - Writing - Pencil control.pdf

We also encourage children to complete daily phonics practice. An initial sounds tutorial can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7WKf-LYU7k&list=PLdbKC-h8DnT2532riMzC4OmTj3Ob5A_1F&index=6

And activities related to these sounds can be accessed here: RecW3 Letter Formation.pdf

Additional Activities

RecW3 - Non-core.pdf

Along with daily Joe Wicks exercises, please click here for an additional fitness activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWKtAl4L9JU

Mr Beardmore also has a second PE challenge for your child! 
 

 

 

As always, please share your child's work and videos of your child completing Mr Beardmore's challenges with us at distancelearning@arkkingsacademy.org

 

 

Week beginning 13th April 2020

We're providing further activities for your child to complete at home during the Easter break:

EY Finger Pet Puppets.pdf

EY Handy Owl Worksheet.pdf

EY Superhero Play Ideas.pdf

EY Easter Colouring.pdf

EY Easter Colouring 2.pdf

EY Easter Colouring 3.pdf

 

Week beginning 6th April 2020

We wish all of our families a lovely Easter break during these unprecedented times. In order to continue to engage your child at home and maintain structure to their days, we are providing activities and puzzles for this week:

Rec Comparing Numbers.pdf

Rec Handwriting Practice Worksheets.pdf

Rec Quick Practice Pack - Maths - Position and Distance.pdf

Rec Zog Home Learning Pack.pdf

Rhythm and song are really important aspects of children's development. The Out of the Ark Music website provides free songs and activities for children to engage with at home: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ These are updated each week!

 

Week beginning 30th March 2020

This week, pupils are expected to continue with their printed study packs that were given to them/sent out prior to school closing. For those that have finished these packs, additional resources can be found here:

Early_Years_Home_Learning_Collection_Pack.pdf

It is also important children engage in daily physical activity. Tune in to Joe Wicks' daily workout at 9am here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

In addition, why not try: CoComelon Stretching 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cs6hc1xhvQ

 

Week beginning 23rd March 2020

All Reception pupils have been issued with the following guidelines with accompanying study packs of learning activities they can do at home as part of our Distance Learning programme:

Reception Study Pack Guidelines.pdf

This page will be updated with further home learning activities in due course.

 

Additional Distance Learning Resources

This section provides links to websites for additional activities children can do at home.

 

Phonics Play

As early readers, pupils in Reception learn phonics. These are the sounds needed to blend words when reading. Due to the national school closures, Phonics Play online can be accessed free of charge by children at home: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Daily Reading

We are also aware that your child may not have easy access to a range of phonics reading books during the period of national school closures.

Phonically decodable 'comics' are available free of charge at http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html to view online.

 

Further Reading Activities

These websites offer children a variety of stories and opportunities to develop their phonic skills, comprehension and knowledge of Nursery Rhymes and Traditional stories.

 

Learn English Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities. For parents there are lots of ideas on how to support your child’s learning at home, especially to help them develop vocabulary.

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/

 

This term Reception have been learning the story Jack and the Beanstalk. To help them learn the story they have been learning these songs.  For each part of the story there are activities you can do at home, including watching the story, listening to different instruments and comprehension quizzes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-jack-and-the-beanstalk-index/z7jq8xs

 

A free eBook collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our range of over 100 free eBooks. Registration is free and books can be tailored around your child’s age.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Help Spot get dressed, follow a recipe and make up your own Spot story!

https://www.funwithspot.com/fun-and-games

 

Alphablocks - Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 

Maths

These websites will help your child develop in number sense, shape, space, measures and problem solving.

 

Have fun practising your maths skills with these games and activity sheets.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

 

Songs and activities to learn all about maths and numeracy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zr99cqt

 

Early Years Learning Activities and education games. Games include, initial sounds, colours, compare and order, counting, matching and mouse skills.

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

 

Welcome to our set of EYFS activities. We have designed these, in partnership with our Early Years Practitioner Partners, to support you in developing the initial building blocks for mathematical thinking, reasoning and problem solving with your children.

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

 

 

 

Understanding of the World

 

In Reception, children are guided to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology, and the environment.

 

Children love finding minibeasts in the outdoor environment. Join Jess for a Minibeast Adventure and discover what minibeasts are on your doorstop.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mini-beast-adventure-with-jess

Every day in Reception, children talk about what the weather is like.  Talk about the weather each day and use these activities to support vocabulary development. You could perhaps find out what the weather is like in different places around the world.

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/category/topics/weather

 

Videos and discussion points on learning to be a healthy, confident and responsible citizen, including staying safe online and healthy eating.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvryt39

 

Design your own fuzzy pet using code!

https://game.kodable.com/play?hc=1&user=9u8imlu

 

Select ‘Hour of Code’ to play free games – Hour of Code is an initiative to provide children with free opportunities to code for one hour. Search this term in Google for many free resources.

https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/?

 

 

Help Nina with her exciting experiments. Play science, building, engineering and coding games online, listen with CBeebies Radio, and sing along with Nina.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/nina-and-the-neurons

 

Expressive Art and Design

These websites can be used to develop a child's imagination, creativity and their ability to use media and materials.  All these approaches to expressive arts help children to represent and understand their own feelings and ideas.

 

Experiment with shape and pattern.

http://bomomo.com/

 

A website that supports art exploration, experimenting with shape and colour.

http://toytheater.com/category/art/

 

Create virtual artwork online, choose a digital background then build a collage by layering kente cloth and other fabric scraps, found objects, shells, and cotton. Objects can be moved and re-sized, and the result printed out.

http://aminahsworld.org/create/ArtBuilder.html

 

Physical Development

These will help your child develop your child's movement, handling of objects, understanding of their own body and health and levels of self-care.

Sing, use actions and sing along to these songs!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx

 

Help different characters make the right choices, help others and get dressed for different jobs and weather changes.

https://pbskids.org/games/dress-up/

https://pbskids.org/games/healthy-habits/

 

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for children aged three and over.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Dancing, strength and mindfulness activities.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw