At home learning Reception/Year 1 

We are now starting our Easter holidays, although this will be different from our normal holidays I encourage you to take these two weeks to relax and enjoy your time together as a family.   I've attached some Easter activities below for you give a go over this time. I will still be available via email and would love to stay in touch so please keep sending me updates, pictures and videos! 


Stay safe,


Miss Bianchi


 Easter activities.pdfDownload
 Easter bunny colour sheet.pdfDownload
 Easter chick paper model.pdfDownload
 Easter egg colouring sheets.pdfDownload
 Easter word search.pdfDownload
 Rabbit shape activity sheet.pdfDownload
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Please use this page to find daily phonics and maths activities, weekly topic activities as well as websites you may find useful to support your child at home. 

I would recommend following a timetable at home as children feel safe with routine and rules, particularly in this time of uncertainty. Below I have attached an example timetable which may help.

During this time I would encourage you to follow your child's interests as much as possible, this will help keep things easy for you and help keep them engaged! Please do not feel you need to fit in everything on this page, I understand that this will not be possible- use this mainly as a guide.

For example, if your child loves dinosaurs, you can research dinosaurs, create fossils with salt-dough, go on dinosaur hunts etc.  If you would like to help with this then email me over some of your child's interests and I can put together some activities focused on that interest for you to do at home. Let's keep learning fun! 

My email is and I will be available to contact between 9am-3pm every weekday. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions or queries you may have!

Stay safe everyone,

Miss Bianchi

 Example home learning timetable.docxDownload
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Stay creative!

Use this time at home to work on the children's creative skills. This is a great way to keep children calm and engaged. Attached below is a booklet of ideas to help inspire you. Hobbycraft have created a craft club, join them daily at 11 am on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for crafting challenges!

 Get creative ideas.pdfDownload
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White rose hub have created at home learning videos, work and mark schemes that can be accessed via their website.

There are daily lessons on here for Y1. There are suggested pratical activities for EYFS.

We follow these scheme within school so children should be familiar with the vocabulary and layout used. 

The Maths Factor are offering a months free subscription to their platform. They offer daily challenges that can be accessed via a laptop, computer, tablet or phone. I'd recommend using this site as it links to our national curriculum and is also fun and engaging.

I recommend that  Year 1 children also do frequent arithmetic work- to help them stay fluent with their maths. I will upload some arithmetic questions daily, that should take around 10-20 minutes.

For EYFS children I have attached a booklet below to work on numbers 0-10. 

I cannot recommend Numberblocks on CBBC enough for both Reception and Year 1 (you can also find these on YouTube). We often watch these in class and they are great at teaching the children maths whilst also keeping them entertained!

Please find attached below some maths Easter challenges for this weeks maths. These challenges are suitable for Year 1 and EYFS, however Reception children will need more support with these.

For Reception children I have uploaded, below, a booklet of at maths at home learning ideas.

Any questions or queries please email me.

 All about numbers 0 to 10.pdfDownload
 Easter maths challenges.docxDownload
 Maths ELG at home learning pack.docxDownload
 Year 1 arithmetic work week 2.docxDownload
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Daily virtual lessons for children 
From Monday 23rd March  RWI are scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.
They will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of their trainers every day for the next two weeks. 
  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm 
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm 
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm 
Please note: the films will be available for 24 hours. 
They’re also releasing a film of a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again. 
RWI Facebook page
RWI Youtube 
If you need advice on which speed sounds session is appropriate for your child then please contact me.
Below are some PowerPoints that you can use at home to work on sounds. There will be weekly set 1, set 2 & set 3 PowerPoints.    The PowerPoints have some guidance in the notes however RWI have also created a guidance document for parents (please find in files below) which details the phrases and techniques used in teaching the RWI phonics scheme.
 PARENT FAQs for Read Write Inc.docxDownload
 Set 1 week 2.pptxDownload
 Set 2 week 2.pptxDownload
 Set 3 week 2.pptxDownload
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Below are some ideas of science experiments that you can carry out at home.

 Fireworks in a Glass.pdfDownload
 Fun With Density.pdfDownload
 Lava Lamp.pdfDownload
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Writing ideas

Please find below a booklet which contains writing ideas for your child to do at home.

 KS1 High frequency word mat.pdfDownload
 Writing prompts.pdfDownload
 Year 1 common exception words.pdfDownload
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Topic - Famous for more than five minutes

Study people who have made significant contributions both nationally and internationally. Learn about their achievements and try some projects in their areas of expertise such as art, music, leadership, science, mathematics and invention. Be inspired by these role models to dream of what you might achieve in the future. Choose famous people from Tudor, Renaissance, Victorian or Modern times. Each block will allow you to explore one or two changes in aspects of everyday life.


 Florence Nightingale PP.pptDownload
 Florence Nightingale Topic.docxDownload
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