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Reception home learning for the week beginning 18th May

Week 5 - This week is all about the hero that you can be, 

You can be an imaginary hero, and a real life hero too.


Choose an activity and be super! 



Phonics & Reading



Write a story/comic strip for your hero – use the comic strip template or draw rectangles for your picture first, then add speech bubbles!

Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs together. Add in actions and change the words. Can children think of different rhyming words to add in? Repeat old favourites and learn new rhymes. You can find an A-Z of nursery rhymes here

Shapes – 2D recap and 3D introduction of vocabulary




Collect 3D objects from around the home and make a Shape gallery – write labels for the shapes in your gallery

Think about your hero persona – when you grow up, what would you like to do in your community?

How will you be able to help others? Will you be a mum or a dad when you grow up? How will you look after your family?

Play pretend, can you imagine you are the grown up in a family? What would you do to take care of the children and the grandparents in your grown-up home?

Practice name writing. Write the family’s names and write cards to those you miss.

Daily phonics - Practice the sounds your child is working on and blend words. This can be oral blending (e.g. spoken out loud c-a-t) or written if appropriate.

phonics play

You can use the phoneme frames on the phonics resources tab!

Talk about family ages and birthdays. Sing the days of the week song and the months of the year song! What day of the month are the birthdays in your family?

What ages are they?

Can you order your family members from oldest to youngest or vice versa?

Sort out the clean clothes. Who do they belong to? Can they deliver them to the right place in the house? Pair up socks. Can they match the patterns/ colours? Can they count in twos to work out how many there are all together? Peg clothes on the airer (this will support children to develop hand strength which will impact on their writing).

Practice forming the letters of the alphabet. Use these to write a word beginning with each letter.

letter formation

Use different pens, pencils, crayons. Try 3 pencils taped together to make rainbow letters!

Make a phonics splat game where you write cvc words, like chuck/ship/thick etc and you have to splat a word then read it OR say a word and your child has to identify and splat it as fast as they can!

At school, we use a fly swatter!

Practise counting backwards from 20. This can be done through playing hide and seek, singing number songs, chanting, board games etc.

Have a family picnic. Lay out a blanket in the living room or garden. Can children make sure

everyone has a plate, fork, spoon, cup? How many do we need all together? Give your child a

selection of food and ask them to share it fairly between everyone? If there is one left over

what could we do?

Ask your child to write out the tricky words from phase 3 on pieces of paper and put them into a sentence

tricky words

With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for the tricky words they are currently learning. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. You could even cut them out and compare the different fonts and styles of the writing.

Play board games like snakes and ladders that need a dice for number recognition. Count on the correct number of spaces.

Use play dough to make your family members- Use readymade play dough or make your own using this recipe:

2 cups of plain flour, one cup of salt, a tablespoon of oil, a cup of water (add gradually), a couple of drops of food colouring (optional), a teaspoon of cream of tartar (optional, but will make it last longer)

Ask what you can do to help in your house. Write a list of helpful things you could do to look after people in your home and give your loved ones a nice surprise!


Children to read to parents daily. Visit Oxford Owl for free eBooks that link to your child’s book band. You can create a free account. Complete the linked Play activities for each book.

Watch a Numberblocks clip each day at BBC iPlayer. Use this guide here to give you ideas on what to do with your children whilst watching an episode.

Lay the table for your family for dinner- How many people are there? How many knives, forks, cups do you need? Write out name cards for everyone in your family to show them where to sit. Write a menu to let them know what is for dinner that night. Roleplay as a waiter/waitress. What would everyone like in their sandwiches for lunch? What drinks?