Hello to all of our Reception children and families. 


During this period of school closure we will be posting weekly home learning challenges here to support home learning. 


Please have a look at the general guidance document which lists key websites, strategies and games which you may also find useful. 


Please use our EYFS assessment tool - Tapestry to share learning with us. We will be able to give feedback and suggest next steps through this app too. 


Thinking of you all and looking forward to being back with you all soon. 


Miss Haley and Miss Wilton :) 



Thank you to all the families that have been supporting learning at home. We hope this class page will give you some useful ideas and prompts whilst school is closed. The document above states the learning goals for children during their reception year. Practise of any of these key skills at home will help them to continue on their learning journey during this time.


Don't forgot the teacher tutorials in the Video Resource Centre on our website! Go to the Reception section to see Miss Haley, Miss Wilton, Miss Chiappe and Mrs Sanders teach you our new vocabulary for this week, counting back when subtracting, writing a prediction for what happens next in the story and how to craft the frog using paper and toilet rolls!

Oi Frog! - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

Giraffe's Can't Dance Animation Movie

The Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine

The Rainbow Fish is written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister and read by Ernest Borgnine. The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish w...

The Snail and the Whale

Our focus book for this week is the Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.

This week's home learning is based on the wonderful story, 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson. We hope you enjoy these activities this week. 


Miss Haley and Miss Wilton 

This weeks home learning challenges are based on the story called 'A tiny seed' by Eric Carle. The same author as the Hungry Caterpillar from a few week ago. 

We hope you will enjoy learning about the seeds, growth, the seasons and capacity this week! 

Thank you to all the families that have been sharing learning through our Tapestry app. This is a quick and easy way to share the things your children have been doing at home. It is also our way to celebrate this and to suggest next steps and ideas with you. 

If you are having problems using the app or with your account then please fill in the information on the letter below and email it to With the subject 'Reception Tapestry Set up' and I will be able to reset your account and assist you. 





The Messy Magpie- Youtube video for use on phones or tablets

Watch this story about the importance of caring for our environment.

Letter from your teacher - Time capsule

Reception VE day activities

Instructions for how to make a booklet:

Food review template or idea to copy

Greener Devon Competition!

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - If I Had a Dinosaur

Eddie Redmayne reading the story, "If I had a Dinosaur" by Gabby Dawnay.

Home learning challenges w/b: 20.4.20

Resources to support home learning w/b: 20.4.20

Some further phonics support 13.4.20

Reading and Phonics
Stories read by our teachers at Honiton Primary School. Follow the link below to our own video resource centre on our school webpage:

Phase 2 and 3 sound mats

Phase 2, 3 and 4 tricky words.

Phase 2 phonics- home learning.

Phase 3 phonics- home learning.

Phase 4 phonics- home learning.

Staying Active

Chants to write our numbers


Precursive letter formation

Letter-join login details to use at home

Understanding the world

Signs of Spring worksheet

Useful links 

A social story to help explain about why we are at home and staying safe.