‘Every child counts, every moment matters’

Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Isherwood

Reception teacher, EYFS Lead, Assessment Lead and RE lead.

Mrs Bromley

Reception TA

Please see the file at the bottom named... 'We miss you!!!'


Work Due to Covid-19

Please find below the timetable of work to be completed at home during lockdown. All the files with the daily learning activities can be found at the bottom of the webpage. 

Please complete these tasks in order, to the best of your ability. If you do not have the resources needed to complete some tasks DO NOT WORRY! Just have a go and have fun. I am here to help with everything – so please just let me know! 


You are all doing an amazing job. These plans are to help structure your child’s learning but I completely understand that you are not teachers. Have a try, have fun and enjoy being with your children J


Please send the work to myself on katie.isherwood@britannia.lancs.sch.uk once completed. If you have any quesitons at all please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please complete these tasks in order, to the best of your ability. If you do not have the resources needed to complete some tasks DO NOT WORRY! Just have a go and have fun. I am here to help with everything – so please just let me know! All the work below can be found on the class webpage - https://www.britanniaprimary.co.uk/class/reception



Week Beginning 18th May



Tasks to Complete




Monday (1)

Please see the English Week 5 plan for in-depth planning and links to follow.


The Gingerbread Man

Day 1







See the file named ‘Joiners – Pic Collage’


Have a go!

Tuesday (2)


Following instructions to make gingerbread.


If you are unable to make gingerbread, please do not worry. The children can draw their own pictures of what the instructions say or even make their own outdoor ‘mud-kitchen’ gingerbread!

Day 2




(floating and sinking linked to Science)


Look at yourself really closely in a mirror (full length if possible). What body parts can you name? Can you make a picture of yourself and label the body parts you know?

I wonder if anyone knows where their thigh is?

Or their eyebrows?

Do you know where your shin is?

Or your nostrils?


If you have enough paper, you could lie on the ground and have a grown up draw around you!


Or, your grown up could take a photograph of you, put it into Pic Collage and then label it from there!


Extra challenge: Where is your heart? Where are your lungs? Where is your spine? Where is your cranium?

Can you think of any more tricky body parts to name?

Wednesday (3)


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Day 3


Positional language

Art and DT


Go into your garden, your yard, or your local park. Can you find different leaves, sticks, twigs, flowers, etc? Make your own animal collage with them! I cannot wait to see your photographs of these!


Can you think of other animals you could make?


Thursday (4)


Jack and the Beanstalk

Day 4


Making your own ship!





If we were at school, we would be preparing for Sports Day! At Sports Day, Reception do the following races/activities:


Running Race

Relay Race

Balancing Race (something on their head!)

Balancing Race (balancing a bean bag on a tennis racket – basically egg and spoon)


Can you set up some of these races at home and have a go?

Send me photographs or videos!

Friday (5)


Plant your own seed!


If you are unable to do this, you could go hunting for a dandelion clock and talk about the seeds. Or find seeds in an apple or orange!

Day 5


Checking amounts



Understanding the World (one of the Early Learning Goals)


What things do you celebrate with your family? Do you celebrate birthdays? Christmas? Hanukkah? Eid? Chinese New Year? Diwali? Easter? St George’s Day? Anniversaries?


Make a poster all about the things you celebrate.

In my house we celebrate Christmas, Easter, St George’s Day, birthdays, my wedding anniversary and Chinese New Year.


Extra challenge: can you find out about any of the other celebrations which I mentioned?




Phonics Live Lessons!

At school, we teach your children phonics by following the Read Write Inc.  phonics program.

Read Write Inc. will be streaming free phonics lessons on YouTube for children to watch and join in with at home. This includes three short Speed Sound lessons with one of the trainers every day for the next two weeks.

Films will only be available at the times below and remain online for just 24hrs.


Set 1- 9.30 am 

Set 1 Speed Sounds (sounds written with one letter): m a s d t i n p g o c k u b f e l h r j v y w z x and sounds written with two letters (your child will call these ‘special friends’): sh th ch qu ng nk ck

 (This is for children who were reading Read Write Inc. Phonics Sound Blending Books and Red, Green and Purple Storybooks at school)


Set 2- 10 am

 Set 2 Speed Sounds: ay ee igh ow oo oo ar or air ir ou oy

(This is for children who were Read Write Inc. Phonics Pink, Orange and Yellow Storybooks at school)

Set 3- 10.30 am 

Set 3 Speed Sounds: ea oi a–e i–e o–e u–e aw are ur er ow ai oa er ire ear ure

(This is for children who were reading Read Write Inc. Phonics Blue and Grey Storybooks at school)






Files to Download

Reception: News items

Survey, by Mrs Dempsey

Reception: Blog items

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Reception: Gallery items

Snow White Panto, by Miss Connolly

PDSA Assembly, by Miss Connolly

Reception: Calendar items

Half Term Holiday, by Mrs Dempsey

Half Term Holiday, by Mrs Dempsey

Summer Fair, by Mrs Dempsey

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