Learning at Home – Reception

The following links give lots of ideas of different activities that you can be doing at home with your children when they are not at school. We will also be putting activities and challenges up on Tapestry for your child to complete at home. Although it is a strange and difficult time, we want to make learning at home as joyful and interesting as it can be for the children and as easy as possible for you. We would love to see what you have been up to so please upload pictures of what you have been doing at home together and if you have any questions or need any support, please do not hesitate to email Miss Hemsworth (ruby.hemsworth@parkside.herts.sch.uk) or Ms Chandler (kim.chandler@parkside.herts.sch.uk).


Ideas for parents/carers

⭐️ Oxford Owl Activities for literacy and communication & language:



⭐️ White Rose Maths have some brilliant ideas for Maths activities you could do at home:



⭐️ Hungry Little Minds gives activity suggestions for 0-5 year olds shown through lovely videos:



⭐️ NRICH covers all areas of Maths with thought-provoking and fun challenges:



⭐️ You can sign up to Twinkl for free and lots of their resources are free, including these packs for learning at home:





Online games and videos

⭐️ Log on to your child’s Purple Mash account for plenty of activities. (Username and password should be attached to Reading Record)



⭐️ Free online phonics games – Select Phase 2 or Phase 3:



⭐️Lots of good Maths games:



⭐️ Teach Your Monster Read provides lots of reading activities. You will have to sign up but it is free:



⭐️ There are episodes of Numberblocks and Alphablocks available on BBC iPlayer:




Daily Teaching videos available for free

⭐️ Oak National Academy ⭐️

The Oak National Academy is an online school designed to support children’s education through these unique times. There are free lessons for children from primary to secondary ages. For Reception children, there are videos uploaded for English, Maths and Foundation subjects daily.


⭐️ Daily phonics lessons ⭐️
At school we follow the Read Write Inc scheme and they will be doing live phonics lessons on Facebook and Youtube every Monday – Friday.
Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9:30 am and again at 12:30 pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10:00 am and again at 1:00 pm


⭐️ Daily PE lessons ⭐️
It’s important to keep children active, especially at a time when their movements will be limited. Joe Wicks is doing live half an hour PE lessons everyday Monday – Friday at 9:00am. These will then be available on his YouTube channel to watch at any time also.


⭐️ Daily art and craft ideas ⭐️
Hobby craft are starting an online craft club, sharing videos for art and craft ideas, projects, tips and tutorials. These will be available on their Facebook at 11:00am every Monday – Friday.



Keeping active

There are lots of Cosmic Yoga videos available on YouTube

As well as videos by The Body Coach for children: