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We have places available in the following year groups: 5 places in Year 1, 5 places in Year 3 and 2 places in Year 4.

Reception Home Learning


YR  Home Learning Plan

Class teachers:  Mrs Howling and Mr Shephard


This Home Learning Plan supports the education of children needing to isolate at home but who would otherwise be well enough to attend school.  


The Home Learning Plan combines set daily tasks for a child to complete for English, links to daily White Rose Maths, links to Oak National Academy daily lessons (this includes teaching and learning of other subjects in the curriculum). 


Please remember for much of the time in the Reception classroom your child will be choosing to try activities independently. This has a wide range of developmental benefits. At home, please allow your child time to try these activities such as playing a board game with dice, painting, construction e.g. Lego, cutting and sticking, dancing and small world imaginative play.


Daily reading:  


It is so important you continue your daily reading. Choose from the following types of text:

- your school reading book

- your assigned book on Active Learn – Bug Club (log in details on page 21 of Home School Diary)


Please try to read a story book to your child as well every day.



Daily Literacy Lesson on Oak National Academy

You may wish to take part in the Daily English Lesson for Reception on the Oak National Academy Website.  Look for today’s date.   



Choose two of the following activities to complete each week:

  • Practise writing your name using correct letter formation.
  • Practise forming the letters that we have taught during our phonics sessions. The letter houses can be found on page  28 of the home school diary.


Daily Phonics


Follow this link Phonics Actions to see the actions that go with each sound.


Our blog will tell you what sounds we have covered. Year R Blog





Daily ‘White Rose Maths’ Lesson


‘White Rose Maths’ is the maths scheme we follow at St Mark’s. Each week they provide a set of online Home Learning lessons in the form of a video.  Please encourage your child to complete one lesson every day (note: sometimes there may be only 4 videos for a week).   


The video can be accessed and played on any PC, laptop, mobile device, phone etc.  Your child should pause the video and try answering questions when instructed to do so. All jottings and calculations can be made in your child’s Homework Book.


Click on this link to go to the White Rose Home Learning Page.

Find the ‘current week’ maths lessons for Year EYFS.


(Please note:  The Oak National Academy produce a Daily Maths Lessons, but we would prefer the children to complete the White Rose Maths lessons instead.  If they wish to do this lesson as well, they are welcome to do so.)

Additional Daily Maths Activities:   


Count every day! Forwards backwards start from different numbers.


In class we enjoy watching BBC Number Blocks. This series helps your child to recognise and understand concepts of number we recommend viewing. Please stick to series one and two for now.

Number Blocks


Enjoy practising writing the digits 0-10. Write it in the air, in shaving foam, use brightly coloured pens, chalks etc.


Other curriculum subjects - Oak National Academy


Go to the Oak National Academy.  Click on:


Find EYFS.


Click on ‘Schedule’.  Complete the lesson for today that is not Literacy or Maths.


You will need to watch the video and answer questions the teacher asks.  Pause the video to give yourself thinking time.



Online PE activities from ‘Jump Start Jonny’


Children will be familiar with these lively workouts and quiet mindfulness lessons online


To go to Jump Start Jonny website, click:


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