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Welcome to Reception's class page!


Dear Reception parents and children, 


.I will update Education City on a weekly basis with new tasks to be completed at home. Below is also a list of links to useful websites and activities that can help you continue your child's learning.


I hope you are all staying safe and I want to reassure you that I am here if you need any help or support regarding your child's learning during these times. Please feel free to contact me via email at any time if you wish to discuss their progress or if you have any problems accessing any of the links or resources. 


My email address is -


Mr Barnes



WB:1st June 2020


This week in EYFS why not go on a word hunt! There are some resources below. If you haven’t got a printer please use the resources for a guide to make your own. Get a grown up in your house to cut up the boxes on the second page and hide them around your house and/or garden. Then use take your tick sheet and hunt all of them down! Every time you find them give a tick on your sheet!  Where is the strangest place that you found them?

Good Luck!


You have 3 options:


1: Initial sound hunt. Find the initial sound for each picture. Is there more than one picture that has this initial sound? What other sounds can you hear in the word?



2. CVC word hunt. On this one you will have to read out the word and find the same word on your hunt. Sound out the word, what is it? Where would you find this? What would you use it for?


3. Match the CVC word to the picture. What word have you found? Sound it out and tick the box that it matches to.



Making 10! Using 2 numbers can you make 10? What numbers can you put together to make 10?

Using things around your house, try out different ways to make 10!

Then have a go at forming the number 10, what does it look like?

Can you make a number line? You could do it on the floor or even the washing line! Make sure you put the numbers in the correct position in the line. What number comes after… what number comes before number…

Do you think you could do the same to make larger numbers such as 20? Once you have completed a 1-10 number line try a 1-20  number line!

Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2. Below is a document full of activities for all age groups, to help your child understand why this day is so important and to help them better understand the events that took place. 

VE day activities...

Certificate of Achievement... Print off your child's certificate here for staying indoors and helping to fight against Coronavirus.
All subjects....

Twinkl free access code


Talk4Writing - In school we occasionally use Talk4Writing to help the children learn a specific book or text through different ways. Here is a home to school booklet for you to work through with your child, including lots of activities, based on the story of 'Mavis the Magical Cat'.

Phonics Play free access code...


Username: march20

Password: home

Please also continue to read with your children at home as well as practise their letter formation. Thank you.


Below are some questions you could ask your child about their book.

  • Who is the main character?
  • Where is the story set?
  • What was the problem in the story and how was it solved?
  • What do you think will happen next in your story?
  • Which character do you like the most? Why?
  • Which character do you think would be a good friend? Why?
  • What was your favourite part of the story?
  • Did you like the ending? Why/ Why not?

Here is a letter formation chart, following the Read Write Inc. program...

Understanding the World...
Physical development...

Here is an at home workout booklet for all ages...

The Anti Baddies - A child friendly toolkit to help your child understand Coronavirus.

My 2020 Covid-19 time capsule activity pack

Upcoming Reception class!


Details of Reception classes for the next academic year were released on 16th April 2020. If you feel unprepared or have any worries about your child's move into Reception, you can find out everything you need to know, from the home to the classroom by clicking on the following link.

You could also email me, on the email address at the top of the page, with any concerns or questions.