Oakfield Primary Academy

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Reception Class Home Learning Page

If you would like to contact Mrs Livingstone or Mrs Parry-Hall, please send an email to Thomas.K3@welearn365.com or Peters.R@welearn365.com.

End of the Year Ideas | Poems about school, Teacher poems ...

Week 16 Our Last week of learning!!!

13th July - 17th July.

 This week we are following the story of Sid the seed.

Sid the Seed | Readyteacher.com

Sid is a bit like us in Reception. We are thinking about the transition to our new classes and what new things this might bring.

Will you be like Sid and grow into a tall tree?




I can write a sentence to describe how i feel about moving to year 1.

On a plain piece of paper draw a picture of you and your friends in reception on one side and  on the other side draw a picture of you and your friends in Year 1.

Can you write a sentence to describe your pictures.


I can recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your children for continuing with home-school learning during this unusual time. We are very proud of each and every one of our children and wish them all the best in their new classes next year.

Now is the time for parents and children to have a well deserved break.

See you all again in September!

EYFs Team

Week 15 6th July -10th July

Mad About Minibeasts!: Amazon.co.uk: Andreae, Giles, Wojtowycz ...

This week we are looking at the story - Mad about minibeasts.



I can write a fact file about my favourite mini beast.

Listen to the story of Mad about mini beasts.

Which one is your favourite mini beast?

Write a fact file about your mini beast?

Think about:

What is it called?

Where does it live?

How many legs does it have?

What colour is it?

Does it have wings?

Does it have spots?

Does it change into another mini beast? (Caterpillar/butterfly)

Create your own fact file or use one or two of the sheets below. 

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I can count carefully numbers to 10 and then to 20.

(Only choose the sheets that are relevant to your child's ability).

 I Spy.pdfDownload
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Cosmic Kids Yoga - Squish the fish


Click on the link to enjoy some yoga with cosmic kids.

PSED - I am beginning to think about moving to my Year 1 class.

Talk to your child about changes that will be happening in September. Discus how the children will have a new teacher and class.

Children will still be able to talk to and see their previous teacher too as we always love seeing them all.

Talk about their feelings.


I can learn and perform a Rap with confidence.

Andy's Animal Raps



Learn how to sing one of Andy's raps you could even find some instruments around the house to play whilst performing. e.g: pot and pans / shakers

Adults this is your opportunity to be an X-Factor judge. (not Simon though).

Being kind clipart 4 » Clipart Station

It is important to be kind to others and help each other out.

This week Sebastian has helped out his family and cared for his little brother after a fall. We are very proud of you Sebastian keep up the good work.

Don't forget to email your teachers about any fantastic things happening at home.

Week 14  29th June - 3rd July

The Bad-tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle (Hardback, 1988) for sale ...

This week we are looking at the story of the Bad Tempered Lady bird.

See link below for the animated version of the story.


The bad tempered lady bird u-tube



I can use everyday language related to time.


Talk about what happens in a day, talk about what clocks are used for and why we have clocks.

Can you tell the time? Have a go at the worksheets below.

 Daily routine words.docxDownload
 My Daily time diary.docxDownload
 Telling the time to the hour.docxDownload
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I can produce a story map and retell the story of the Bad tempered Lady bird.

Listen again to the story and produce a story map of what happens. Who does she meet? what does she say?

Draw pictures or write words to help you remember how the story goes. 

Once you have completed the story map you have a go at writing the story.


I can talk about the life cycle of a lady bird.

Talk about how the ladybird changes at each stage.

Is there anything different or similar to the previous stage?

Why is it called a life cycle?



I can make a ladybird using items around my house.   Crafts and activities for your little ladybirds – The Mini Malpi

How to Make a Paper Ladybug CraftPlastic Bottle Ladybugs Are The Cutest Craft | Water bottle crafts ...Recycling Ideas - How to Make Toilet Paper Roll Ladybug Pencil ...Ladybug Craft Ideas – Housing a Forest

Select materials to assemble and join together.

Here are some pictures of the learning going on at home. Please keep sending what you have been up to as we really enjoy seeing your pictures and videos.

Week 13  -  22nd-26th June

This week we will be looking at the story of The Hungry Caterpillar.The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Board Book]: Amazon.co.uk: Carle ...


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Animation.


I can find different methods to complete calculations and patterns.

Literacy - I can write about the story of the Hungry Caterpillar.

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Phonics - set 3

 tricky words.pdfDownload
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I can talk about similarities and differences in friends and family members. 

First watch the slide show 'we are all different' then complete the worksheets.

Cosmic kids Yoga

The very Hungry caterpillar Yoga



 We Are All Different.exeDownload
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EAD - I can experiment with shapes and textures to design and make a caterpillar.

Week 12 - 15th-19th June


I can recognise and describe 2D shapes.


BBC Bitesize Geometry.


2D shape song by Jack Heartman


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To write a sentence to describe a mini beast.

First go on a mini beast hunt in your garden or on a walk.

What mini beasts will you find?


Here are some mini beasts that might interest you.

Minibeast Adventures with Jess - Crazy Critters | Bugs for Kids



Which mini beast was your favourite?

 Minibeast Themed Mindfulness Colouring Sheets (teacher made).htmlDownload
 Minibeasts Matching Worksheet (teacher made).htmlDownload
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Phonics and reading Set 1-2

 I Spy and Read Activity - Phase 2 Set 1.pdfDownload
 I Spy and Read Activity - Phase 2 Set 2.pdfDownload
 I Spy and Read Activity - Phase 2 Set 3.pdfDownload
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To make a musical instrument and play it in tune to a specific song.


See above link for musical instrument ideas you can make from things at home. Please send pictures of your instruments to your teachers too.

You could even send a short video.


EAD - I can tap or play a rhythm.

In school we began to learn 'Celebrate' by Kool and the Gang.


click on the link and play your instrument that you have made to the music.

Can you find the pulse?

Could you play your instrument to the pulse?

If not why not?

What do you notice about the song?

Do your adults like the song and why?



I can talk about similarities and differences between myself and others.

Week 11 - 8th- 12th June

Maths - I can solve problems including halving and sharing.

 Halves classroom secrets to 20.docxDownload
 Halves classroom secrets.docxDownload
 practical halves.docxDownload
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Literacy - I can write a sentence, label or caption about a Mini Beast.

 Label mini beast.docxDownload
 Mini beast sentence writing.docxDownload
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Phonics - Phase 2 words and sounds.

Please do not print these just use them as a reading tool for the children.

 Phase 1.pdfDownload
 Phase 2.pdfDownload
 phonic sounds.pdfDownload
 tricky words.pdfDownload
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Reading - I can read and understand simple sentences.

PSED - I can play games corporately with family members. 

Week 10 - 1st June -7th June

Literacy - I can find rhyming words.

 Rhyming Words Home Learning Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Rhythm and Rhyme Home Learning Challenge Nursery FS1.pdfDownload
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Maths - I can solve problems including doubles.

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Maths - I can make a repeating pattern.

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UTW- If you go for a walk can you find any of these items?

Cooking - Follow the link for simple recipes you can make together. 



SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft has a key launch ...

Dragon X space launch

30th May marked the first launch of a manned space rocket since 2011.

see links below for more information.






Would you like to travel to space?

Can you design your own space rocket?

This could be a picture or a junk model. Think about what items you will take with you on your trip. Who will you take with you?



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Welcome back everyone hope you have enjoyed your rest.

Snowdrops | Windy Nook Primary School  16 Best stay calm quotes images | Calm quotes, Keep calm quotes ...

Week 8 18th - 22nd May 2020

Numeracy - I can add two single digit numbers.

Children can use up to 20 objects from around their home to use when adding.

Show the children the calculation 3 + 2 =

Put three items in one group and two items in another group. Ask the children to tell you how many items in each group. Tell them, when we add we put the two groups together. This is called addition/adding.

Get the child to push both groups together. How many items now? Explain how they are now one group as they are added together.

Get the children to move each object as they count. Children to record their answer 3+2=5.

Continue this method with numbers up to 10 or 20.


 Edited addition.docxDownload
 Edited sequencing.docxDownload
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Literacy - I can write a simple sentence.

Children to draw a picture  of something that interests them, then think about a sentence to go with it.  example: Peppa Pig jumps in the puddle.

Use your phonics sound mat in your learning pack to help you with the sounds. Think about what we start a sentence with. (capital letter)

Squeeze the sounds onto your fingers as you write P-e-p-p-a.

Read the sentence back to your adult.  Does it make sense?

Do you have a full stop?

 CVC Word Activity Booklet - Phase 2 (teacher made).htmlDownload
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I can read a simple sentence or text.

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British Values

I can design a poster to promote British Values.


Go on an adventure in your garden or out for a walk, find some natural objects to make a picture.

Can you use any recyclable  materials to make mini beasts you have observed?

What did you see?

How can you make a representation of that animal or mini beast through your Art creations?

What will you need to make the creation?

See below for some examples.

Maths - I can weigh the ingredients to make some fantastic short bread biscuits

Why it's important to Play

Play underpins the EYFS. It also underpins learning and all aspects of children's development. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. ... They value play and provide safe but challenging environments that support and extend learning and development.

Please remember we do not expect you to complete all work set. Pick and choose what interests your children and most of all enjoy your time together.

Week 7  11th May - 15th May 2020 

Here is some of last weeks learning taking place at home. Well done guys keep in touch with us we love seeing what you have been doing.

Maths- Money

This week we are going to be learning about money. You will be able to recognise coins and set up your own shop to sell and buy different items around your house.

  1. Find coins discuss colours, numbers, shape and size.
  2. How many pennies make 5p? How many 50ps make a £1.
  3. Complete Ice-cream worksheet.
  4. Find some items for your shop (toys or recycle bottles).
  5. How much will you sell your toys for ? 1p -10p
  6. Label your toys with price tags.
  7. Write a shopping list of things you want to buy.
  8. Buy and sell items with an adult.
  9. Extension: Are you able to give change from 10p, 50p or £1?
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Literacy - To hear and say initial sounds in words.

Example the initial sound in CAT is C

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UTW - To find similarities and differences using our senses.


Here is a story about children staying in due to the Corona Virus.


RE Ramadan

Ramadan or Ramazan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. 



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Week 6  - 4th May- 8th May 2020

Victory in Europe


This week we are learning about VE day. You will be investigating how planes fly and boats float. You will also plan a tea party for Friday 8th May to celebrate the Victory in Europe by writing invitations, decorating your house and planning food and drinks for your guests.

Here is some of the home learning taking place last week.

We are enjoying seeing what you have been doing. Keep safe and stay in touch.

Science time

World War 2 was a very scary time, people needed to make ships and aeroplanes to help the county win the war.

Think about how ships are made? How do they float? what materials float or sink? Attached below is a sheet, you can draw this on paper or print off the sheet.

You are going to find out which objects around your house float or sink.

Now we are going to look at Aeroplanes.

Can you make a paper aeroplane?

Think about if aeroplanes are heavy of light?

How will the wind effect your aeroplane?

Try flying your plane with the wind in front or behind do they have different effects?

How can you make your aeroplane fly further?

Can you measure how far your aeroplane has travelled?

If you would like to share pictures of the science experiments to Mr Cole  for evidence towards our science award please email :Cole.T8@welearn365.com


Many people who have been to war receive a medal. Have a look on the internet for war medals and see what patterns and pictures they have on them. Why were they awarded? Are they different shapes?

What is a Victoria Cross?

Have a go at designing your own medal below:

Here is some union Jack bunting for you to decorate for your tea party in your house.

What things will you make for your tea party?



fruit cocktails


Who will you invite?







Where will your party take place?

In front/back garden


Living room




Design a VE party invite 

Use the template below or design your own.

Colouring sheets

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Here is some of the home learning Squirrel class have been doing. Well done guys, keep sending them to Mrs Parry-Hall.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Week 5 27th April - 1st May

Start this week by reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears see below for a link to the story. 


Quiz time

Who are the characters in the story?

Where did Goldilocks go for a walk?

Why do you think Goldilocks went inside?

How many bowls of porridge were there?

What did the large bowl taste of?

What did the Medium sized bowl taste of?

How many chairs were there?

What colour was the large chair?

What happened to the small chair?

Where did Goldilocks go to next?

Why didn't she like the medium sized bed?

How did the bears feel when they arrived home?

How do you know baby bear was upset?

Where was Goldilocks sleeping?

How did the bears feel when they saw Goldilocks?

Where did she run too?

Do you think she would ever go back and why?




Can you retell the story and show your family your performance?

Creative activities 

Maths Activities

Comparing size and Addition

Literacy Activities

LO: To write a letter to the Three bears.

Think about why you are writing a letter.  Tell the bears why you went into their house. Will you apologise for eating the porridge?  Are you going to say sorry to Baby bear for breaking the chair? Tell them why you slept in the bed were you tired?

Colouring sheets


Match the correct picture to the feeling.

If you would like to contact Mrs Livingstone or Mrs Parry-Hall, please send an email to Thomas.K3@welearn365.com or Peters.R@welearn365.com.
We ask that you only use this channel if Mrs Livingstone or Mrs Parry-Hall is your child's class teacher and to: share learning; allow contact between your child and their teacher or to ask for advice and guidance about any learning tasks set.
We ask that is you have any additional queries or concerns that you continue to raise these via. our admin2419@welearn365.com email address or for any safeguarding concerns, you follow guidance in our COVID-19 Safeguarding Policy Update which can be found in the safeguarding tab on the Home Learning section of our school website.
We look forward to seeing and sharing all the wonderful work which you have been creating and remember that you are all doing an amazing job!

Welcome back we hope you have had a fantastic Easter.

Week 4 20th -25th March 2020

This weeks story is Jack and the Beanstalk.

Start by reading the Story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Quiz time

Who are the characters in the story?

What colour was the cow?

How was mum feeling when Jack brought home the beans?

Why did Jack hide inside the cupboard?

What was on the Giant's table?

What material was the egg made out of?

What did the harp shout?

What did Jacks mother do?

What would you do if you found a giant beanstalk in your garden?




Choose a sheet below and have a go at writing a sentence about Jack and the Beanstalk. Remember capital letters, full stops and sound out using your Fred fingers.

Creative time

Find some old boxes and toilet rolls. Have a go at making a tall bean stalk or a giants castle.

Here are some examples:



So Jacks mother was angry with Jack she threw the bean out of the window.

How did the bean grow? What did the bean need to grow?

We are going to explore how to care for, describe and grow plants,

Have a go at the online games


Did you explore plants with sparky?

Have a go at 'helping plants grow' Did you keep your plant alive? if not why not? What can you do better next time?

You can also try and sequence the growth of a fruit plant.


Some additional Jack and the Beanstalk themed tasks. 

Please see below for some further home learning packs.

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Easter Holidays

As we are now in the Easter holidays it really is important that you allow yourself some time away from school work and home learning.

Here are some ideas for some fun Easter crafts that you can do:

Make sure you save your recycling for some crafts!

Week 2 - 30th March 2020 

As our topic is Traditional Tales, We thought it would be useful to include some activities that you may enjoy that follow our theme.  

Three Little Pigs 

Read the story below to begin with 

Can you make your very own three little pigs using the template.

Now can you make a home for each of your pigs?

What resources can you find to use for the straw house? Can you collect sticks on your daily walk? What will you use for bricks?

Literacy Task- Three Little Pigs Story Map
Mrs Livingstone has made a story map of the story. Can you use it to write some sentences about the story?
Can you make your own map?

Maths Task- Maths Game

Can you use your addition and subtraction skills to play the maths game. 


Firstly a huge welcome to our beautiful butterflies and super squirrels!   

We are very much missing you all while you are not in school and cannot wait to see you all again very soon!

In the meantime use this page to support your home learning packs. The most important thing about early years is that we learn through play. We would very much encourage parents to sandwich literacy and numeracy opportunities with play!

Remember; learning can take place in many forms  such as:

  • playing games,
  • role play
  • singing, dancing
  • play doh,
  • painting
  • sharing a story with your child
  • going on a shape hunt around the home
  • baking,
  • dressing up...the list is endless!  

Most importantly we hope that all of you and your children are well and safe and that they enjoy their time learning with you at home.


We thought it might be useful to start off by giving you an example of a timetable to follow:

As always thank you for your continued support, it really means a lot in these testing times
To all of your children:
We are STILL proud of you,
We are STILL here,
We are STILL your teachers.
Love from,
Mrs Livingstone and Mrs Parry-Hall

Updated 23/3/2020

Here are some useful websites that will aid home learning.


Twinkl have kindly provided access to their resources for teachers and parents around the world during the current circumstances. There are thousands of helpful resources which you can access and download completely free, such as;
Phonics sheets, learning games, Worksheets for math, literacy, spelling common exception words etc. You can create your own login by using your personal e-mail address and the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS,

They also have a Facebook group which has daily videos. Well worth a watch. https://www.facebook.com/groups/twinklparentsgroup

Phonics Play
Have some excellent resources to practise phonics through games. They have also created a free login, Username: march20 password: home


Week One

 Some activities to try at home during this week. Can you photograph them?