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Reception Classes Home Learning

Reception Classes Home Learning



Reception Home Learning

In the boxes are a variety of skills that the children are developing. They need to regularly revisit these skills to consolidate their learning and allow them to start applying the skills they have learnt to different contexts.

Personal and social skills

  • Practising their manners. Saying please, thank you.
  • Practice turn taking games with your child. Encourage waiting and learning to lose.
  • Encourage your child to tidy up and put things away
  • Help with simple household chores e.g sorting washing, dusting.
  • Learn to master a skill that you have been struggling with e.g. zipping your coat up, getting dressed by yourself, using a knife and fork.
  • Plant a seed and take care of it.

Speaking and listening

  • Sing a range of Nursery rhymes (BBC nursery rhymes will help
  • Plan your day with your child. Model good speech and practising waiting for your turn to speak in conversations.
  • Practise following simple instructions. Start with two step instructions and build up to 3/4 step instructions when your child is able.


  • Read a story to your child every day.
  • Visit Books Trust website (books and reading) and access a range of free online books and games.
  • Look at the reading advice sheet on the school website. 
  • Ask your child to retell familiar stories in their own words.
  • Practise your Read,Write,Inc homework.
  • Encourage your child to read other books and words around you.


  • Practice letter formation.
  • Write a letter to a friend or family member and post it.
  • Write shopping lists.
  • Make a card

Number & counting

  • Rote counting to 100.
  • Counting forwards and backwards from a given number.Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Touch counting  up to 20 objects accurately (this can be done by putting items in a line or moving from one place to another)
  • Practice recognising numbers from 0 to 20/100 (help sheet on school website)
  • Ordering numbers
  • Do simple addition/subtraction within 20.
  • Topmarks online games:

Shape & pattern

  • Practise recognising 2D/3D shapes

(Cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, cylinder)

Physical skills: fine motor

Help your child practice their fine motor skills by:

  • Using tweezers to pick up items
  • Pegging items on a line
  • Playing with playdough
  • Taking part in a dough disco
  • Jigsaws and puzzles
  • Create using Duplo/Lego/ Megablocks etc.


Physical skills: gross motor

  • Create a mini obstacle course for your child to complete.
  • Create mini workout stations (running, jumping, hopping, skipping, balancing on one foot, walking backwards)
  • Throwing and catching a ball
  • Kicking a ball
  • Scissor skills (help sheet on school website)
  • Build a den
  • Ride a bike or scooter


  • Painting
  • Drawing a picture
  • Make a musical instrument
  • Singing songs
  • Dancing to music (just dance)
  • Preparing meals/baking
  • Water play
  • Dressing up and imaginary play














































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