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Home Learning Guidance - Reception

Reception Home Learning 


Welcome to the Reception home learning page. Here you will find the weekly home learning grid for all the Parrots, Penguins and Owls working at home. We have also included the links to stories and the resources you may need to complete some of the home learning. Over the next few weeks we will be learning through the topic 'Our Wonderful World'.


Each week we will provide some learning ideas for you to complete at home throughout the week. It is best to keep these short and sharp 10-15 minutes sessions with time for play activities in between; this is very similar to the structure at school.


We recommend your child complete the following each day:

  • RWI video lessons/activities using the links on the subpages below - please spread these throughout the day
  • A short daily (10 mins) maths activity, from the home learning grid
  • One of the other activities around the theme, from the home learning grid
  • The daily challenge, which will be posted both on Tapestry, and on the subpages below
  • Share and talk about stories with an adult 


At school a large proportion of your child’s day is spent learning through play, both inside and outside. We would encourage you to let your child play at home. Here are some ideas:

  • Build with construction toys e.g. lego/duplo/sticklebricks.
  • Complete jigsaws and play board games with you.
  • Get outside in the garden/park for fresh air and exercise.
  • Read and share story books and rhymes with you.
  • Explore with jugs, pots, pans, spoons etc. in the bath.
  • Make up stories with small world figures e.g. dinosaurs, cars, dolls, pirates etc.
  • Develop finger strength with play dough, threading beads, cutting and sticking with old catalogues/magazines, drawing pictures and colouring.
  • Write sentences about what you have been doing.
  • Counting how many things you can find e.g. red things, things beginning with ‘s’, things bigger than their hand.
  • Do some baking together and measure the ingredients.
  • Make patterns with toys e.g. red, yellow, red and yellow.
  • Go on a shape hunt around the house. How many triangles/circles/squares can you find?


We would love to see any home learning photographs - please add them onto your child's Tapestry account. Please send any questions or queries you may have through Tapestry, or by email to:


Enjoy your learning,

The Reception Team

Home Learning Grid

Please click on the document below to see lots of home learning ideas for this week's theme.

Read Write Inc., Daily Challenges and Zoom Meetings

Please click on the subpages below to see your child's daily Read, Write, Inc. learning and their daily challenge. You can also find details about our Zoom meetings with the children.

Unfortunately, some of the direct links to the Oxford Owl website are not working. Oxford Owl are working hard to rectify this issue.

In the meantime, we recommend using their eBooks as they are still available using your class log ins.

Click on ‘Free e-book library’ to access lots of banded reading books. You can search for your child’s reading band colour to find appropriate books for them to read at home. Remember that we encourage children to re-read books more than once to develop their fluency. Reading of e-books can be recorded in your child’s reading diary. The Oxford Owl website also has lots of free learning games you may want your child to access.


Class Username Password
Owls barnbyowls owls
Parrots barnbyparrots parrots
Penguins barnbypenguins penguins