Reception Home Learning



  Please look at the bottom of this page (files) to find the weekly Home Learning Planning as from 8/6/20. This will be updated every Monday.

Welcome to our Reception Home-Learning Page


How can my child learn from home?

You may be wondering how your child can learn from home without the resources, equipment and facilities we have at school. However, there are many things to do!

Our page has weblinks, online resources and ideas to keep your child busy whilst at home



Click for no-cook play-doh recipe                                                                          click image for online lego designer 

Some activities are practical and others more academic, this is because our teaching and learning focuses on achieving the objectives
within the Early Years Foundation Stage.


There are a wide range of activities suggested for
you to choose from, so that you can do as little or
as much as you like. Play and rest are equally 
important too, and allow time to talk - especially
at the moment.


Whether your child is keen to learn or prefers to play,
this page has lots of links to fun learning games,
some your child may have played in school already.


Click image for Disney colouring pages

Learning at home is very different so remember there is no pressure to complete any of our suggested tasks, we simply want to help those of you who feel your child will cope better during any absence, by maintaining some normality or routine. 



Why are we at home?

It's a confusing time for the children. Be patient. If you feel you want to offer an explanation, the link at the bottom of this page or just below
explains in a child friendly way.

Explaining Coronavirus to youngsters


What can we do?

There are lots of free things to do -here are some websites and online learning which your child might enjoy playing, watching or joining in with.





Click image to go to Reception section for weekly video lessons (government backed)







 Click image to view a comprehensive list of resources (by subject) which are all currently free. These are Government suggested.








Click image to go to access daily lessons 







Daily live phonics with Mr Mc

        Check out his other resources too - some great ideas! 

Today's lesson was 'ar'.
Check back on his channel daily for the next lesson/sound.

Click the image or to go to his channel




Dough Disco Daily at 9am 

Join Shonette for a Dough Disco, every Mon-Fri.

Aimed at improving fine motor skills.

We do similar activities at school so your children will be familiar with this!

Click the image or join in




Live at 1pm Daily


Join Shonette again, everyday Mon-Fri on the 'Spread the Happiness TV' You Tube channel.


Click the image or find out more



Fitness with The Body Coach at 9am Daily


Join Joe Wickes on his You Tube channel at 9am, every Mon-Fri for an online PE session.
Click the image or




Listen to a daily audiostory


At 11am, Mon - Fri. 
Click the image to listen at 11am every Mon-Fri
or catch up with the previous days story at





Set Tasks
Both Purple Mash & Mathletics will have tasks for you to complete

You will have some assigned tasks - Login details are at the back of your child’s blue reading journal 

You will have some assigned tasks - Login details are at the back of your child’s blue reading journal 



Keep Busy With Maths


Click image to explore online maths games 




The Maths Factor: Let Carol Vorderman teach your child maths. Click to link.




   Maths (and spellings) - click the image






More free maths games - click.





White Rose Maths - click for free maths learning resources and ideas





Free maths games - just click!!


Keep Busy with English, Reading & Phonics


Click to sing top 20 nursery rhymes






Click to read free online books



Click for free audio books - sign in
with an Amazon account to




Endless free resources, interactive games and craft ideas! Simply click!!


Phonics games and resources - all free - click away!! 



Free access to all phonic games and resources. Click the image.




Free e-books and emergent reading books






Games, colouring pages, shows and more



Read and sing along books - click!

Phonic resources for free of course!!



More Free Resources and Ideas 

Suggestion from Mrs Young

Click to access free Early Years Resources






Suggestions from Mrs Lusar

           **use a dice to play games
'Roll a....' (Click 
'Roll a...' games or scroll to bottom for printables) 



** get arty with newspaper/pages








Science activities







Pronunciation of phonetic sounds



Primary Games




Lifecycle Games


Storyboard: Flutter-by-Friend




RE:Start - online RE resources, videos & activities






2D shape song

Early years

The Great Indoors




Match 3D shapes to every day objects 





Caterpillar Sequencing





The doubles song!

Click here for Lots more useful online resources and weblinks!!


What if we don’t have access to an electronic device?

There’s still lots of choice!
Scroll further down this page to see the Other Ideas section and locate the Keeping Busy plans just below or at the bottom of this page.
They contain  a range of activities which can be
done with or without an electronic device.

Keeping Busy 1    Keeping Busy 2    Keeping Busy 3  Keeping Busy 4

Click for Open ended investigations! Tech free!

How much screen time is too much?

For those who have devices it will be an important tool for learning and accessing information and screen-time will likely increase. However, children still need time away from devices, to keep their bodies and brains fit and healthy.
**Children need to access age appropriate games

and websites for learning to happen -not only games.**
(Many games have age restrictions)

Other Ideas……


           *Teach your child to make a sandwich -experiment with toppings and fillers             test the senses (smell, touch, taste)
        **Don’t forget to handwash!**

            *Skype or face-time a friend or relative - show children how we use technology              in our everyday lives - talk about e-safety
                    ** Make sure your child is only accessing age-appropriate content.**

            *Learn their age and address - knowing where they live is essential for safety.


                                                                             Staying Active

Find a map and then visit that area !
Gardening at home
Create your own Andy Goldworthy Art

Chalk or use a brush and water to practise numbers, letters, shapes and create art, on the path or patio



Brain Breaks to Get Kids Moving!
Some of our favourites - click the image to join in!

Just dance for Children –
a pirate you shall be

Trolls - can't stop the feeling

My head, my shoulders,
my knees, my toes

Sticky Kids – stand up, sit down

Koo Koo Kangaroo – dinosaur stomp

Koo Koo Kangaroo – milkshake

Funky feet - dough gym

Handwashing cartoon


Managing Wellbeing

The current circumstances will undoubtedly disrupt your household and daily lives so remember to take time-out for yourself and encourage your child to do the same.

There are lots of mindful activities at, such as colouring and daily challenge cards.  

In addition, here are some age appropriate mindfulness techniques for
your child to try.

Guided Meditation- space ship journey

Five finger breathing


Cooling breath

Yoga for children

Butterfly body scan



You live in a home, not a school.

Most of you are not teachers, you are parents.

We have no expectations - anything you do is valued.

Be kind to yourselves and choose to do things which make you all happy.

Our main message is STAY SAFE
and we will see you very soon!!


What if I need help?

You can contact all staff members via email. 
We will do our best to answer your messages as swiftly as possible.

Contact us

To contact Class RL -     
Mrs Leigh:

Ms Jones:

To contact Class RH -



Files to Download

Contact the School

Leighton Academy

Principal - Mrs Joanna Young
Head of School - Mrs Samantha Thompson
Leighton Academy
Minshull New Road, Crewe

Principal email address -

Head of School email address -

Contacts for Information -
Mrs T German - Business Manager
Ms J Morris - Bursar
Mrs H Holding - Clerical Officer
Mrs D O'Reilly - Admin Assistant

Senco -
Mr N Jones -
Mrs L Schofield -

Pastoral & Welfare Manager -
Mrs Z Dow -

Tel: 01270 814016