Reception Home Learning

Summer 2

This is the Home Learning page for the half term beginning 1st June. You can still access Summer 1 Home Learning here if you need to refer back to anything.

Within this home learning guide, you will find a wealth of resources to support your child in their learning at home throughout this half term. We will also be ‘tweeting’ additional useful resources every day, so please do try and follow us on twitter to ensure that you can access these valuable resources.

Please do not feel in any way pressured to complete all of the work, we are trying to provide as much as people will need, but we also know that the health and well-being of your family is your priority at this time.

Please note: by clicking on the name of the file rather than the ‘Download’ button, you can view the PDFs in your browser on your device rather than downloading them.

Here is a suggested timetable for guidance:


Phonics play ( has some great activities to support your child’s learning. Reception begin on Phase 2 and should have finished phase 4 by the time they are ready for Year 1. I would suggest playing phase 3 and phase 4 games to practise their blending.
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The English hub have created online phonics lessons which are available each day at 10am on youtube. These can be found on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel. Make sure you watch the Reception phonics lessons as these will focus around Phase 3 phonics, recapping what they have already learnt. If you feel your child needs some extra practise blending there is a lesson at 11am to support this. Please read the letter below for further details.


Children are expected to read every day, both independently and with an adult. In Reception we focus on their blending of words and their understanding of the text. Use the question prompt sheet in the home learning pack to support your children’s comprehension of the text. Your child should be reading the same book 3 times to develop reading fluency, by encouraging them to recognise words without sounding out and use the pictures as a reading prompt.

Extra reading books can be found at Oxford Reading Tree
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By the end of Reception your child should be able to independently write words using their phonics and accurately write tricky words (words that cannot be sounded out). They should be able to independently write a sentence and read it back to themselves. I have planned a writing task for your child to complete each week to ensure they will meet end of year expectations.

Week 1 (w/c: 1/6): Write about a journey you have been on. It could be a holiday, a train ride, a visit to the beach.

Week 2 (w/c: 8/6): Draw and label a picture of your  favourite mode of transport. Does it have wheels or wings? Where is the engine?

Week 3 (w/c: 15/6):  Create your own passport

Week 4 (w/c: 22/6): Write a sentence about an African animal.

Week 5 (w/c: 29/6): Build the Great Wall of China and write a sign for it

Week 6 (w/c: 6/7):  Make a pizza and write a list of instructions on how to make it, make sure you include the ingredients.

Week 7 (w/c: 13/7):  Draw and write about the creatures that live in The Great Barrier Reef in Australia


  • Using their phonics to write the words
  • Spelling tricky words correctly
  • Writing on the line and forming letters correctly
  • Using finger spaces
  • Beginning to use capital letters and full stops in the correct places

Please support your child to sound out words, we don’t expect the children to spell words correctly as long as they are phonetically plausible and independent e.g. ‘potato’ may be spelt ‘potaitoa’ or ‘fruit’ may be ‘froot’.

After your child has completed their writing task I request that you send a picture to the Reception email for me to provide feedback to support you and your child in their next piece of writing.


By the end of Reception children are expected to count and order numerals 1 to 20. Say one more and one less than a given number. Add and subtract 2 single-digit numbers. Solve problems involving halving and doubling. To extend your child to exceeding they should begin counting and solving problems in 2s, 5s and 10s. They should also be estimating how many objects are in a set within 20. I have planned some activities that will cover the last few units of our mathematics learning.

Week 1 (w/c: 1/6): Trace, count and add addition sheet

Week 2 (w/c: 8/6): Counting in 2s, 5s or 10s, fill in the missing numbers

Week 3 (w/c: 15/6): Create your own timetable, ordering your daily routine. What is the first thing you do? What do you do next?

Week 4 (w/c: 22/6):  African safari word problems

Week 5 (w/c: 29/6):  Ordinal numbers – have a race with your family, make medals for 1st 2nd 3rd 4th etc.

Week 6 (w/c: 6/7): Money, set up your own shop with different items at different prices (1p-20p) use different coins to pay for the items

Week 7 (w/c: 13/7): Grouping 2s 5s and 10s, word problems


Our topic for this half term is ‘Where in the world would you visit?’. The topic will focus around looking at transport, countries around the world and comparing them to East Morton. I have planned activities linked to our topic:

Week 1 (w/c: 1/6): Make a form of transport. You could use junk modelling, painting, or just be as creative as you want!

Week 2 (w/c: 8/6):  Set up your own airport with your family, have they got their boarding passes? Where are they travelling too? Who is the pilot?

Week 3 (w/c: 15/6):   Use a map to look at different countries. Can you find the UK?

Week 4 (w/c: 22/6):  Make an African animal. You can use junk modelling, painting or lego OR create a piece African jewellery using beads or pasta.

Week 5 (w/c: 29/6):  Make your own Chinese dragon OR try some Chinese foods

Week 6 (w/c: 6/7):  Design an Italian flag OR learn how to count in Italian (

Week 7 (w/c: 13/7):  Make your own boomerang, what could you use? Can you create a traditional aboriginal art pattern on your boomerang?

Additional e-learning opportunities

Here are some useful apps to support your child’s learning in phonics and maths, these can be downloaded on a tablet or phone at the app store. Some of the apps are free and some paid for, please don’t feel any pressure to purchase any apps they are there for you to use as you wish.

Physical Activity

We recommend you do four sessions per day for 15 minutes each, to reach at least 60 minutes of exercise per day.

Mr Birrane has suggested some activities:

These links might give some interesting ideas:

Or, why not take part in our ’10 a day, the East Morton way’ challenge. For inspiration, follow our Twitter feed @EastMortonCEP to see what ’10 a day’ activities some of the staff and children have been doing.

Stories, Messages and Collective Worship

You can now find all our Stories, Messages and Collective Worship videos here.

Our Twitter

Year 2 have had a great day learning about the wildlife in our environmental garden. We made observation drawings and even some made fat balls for the birds! @WeAreBDAT


@EastMortonCEP A huge shout out and thank you from everyone @WeAreBDAT too. Often the un-sung hero’s within our academies. We couldn’t run our schools without you! 👏👏👏

😊 Thanks to all our wonderful support staff at East Morton and across BDAT schools! @WeAreBDAT We appreciate you 💟 #NationalTADay

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