Welcome to Reception

Home Learning

Reception Email is Reception@stteresa.bham.sch.uk 

Here is our class email address if you would like to send me work you have been doing at home.

Friday 22.01.21


Watch the story ‘After the Storm’. 

Percy The Park Keeper After The Storm - Bing video

Think about how Percy helped the animals in the story. What did they do? Think of a sentence of how Percy helped. Draw a picture and write a sentence e.g. Percy helped the animals build a new home. They made a tree house together.

Optional writing sheet - click here.

Phonics           Phonics Session Link - YouTube

Speeds Sounds Set 1 – ‘b’  Can you write 'b' carefully?
Set 1 Word Time

MathsAlive 5! Measuring ingredients– This lesson involves making play dough and having a lot of ingredients (flour, oil, cream of tartar, salt, food colouring (optional). If you are unable to do this then play some of the number games below or do the number sheet.

Alive in 5! - Week 3 | White Rose Maths

Click here for number sheet addition to 5.

Ordering Numbers Game  [IVOR] Bud's Number Garden (bbc.co.uk)


Watch the video and copy the exercises



Other Activities you could try.

Cosmic Kids Yoga website is great -  Cosmic Kids Yoga - YouTube

Twinkl provide resources around Percy the Park Keeper if you wish to do more.


Thursday   21.01.21


Look at the pictures from the story ‘After the Storm’. Click here to see the pictures.

Can you work out which order they go in to tell the story?

Phonics  Phonics Session Link - YouTube

Speeds Sounds Set 1 – u

Read and Hold a Sentence 1 

Read the words and match on the I Spy sheets by clicking here.

Maths Alive 5! Measuring Capacity –  A small box/ matchbox is needed for the follow-up activity.

Alive in 5! - Week 3 | White Rose Maths

Topic (Understanding the World)

Watch the Oak Academy Lesson about Woodland but you can stop when Miss Hughes begins to talk about mininbeasts as it is the first part that looks at woodland habitats that is relevant for us. Click on the link below.

To identify animals that live in a woodland (thenational.academy)

Can you remember the information about squirrels?

Find out some more about squirrels. Watch the clip below. What can you tell an adult about squirrels now.

How squirrels collect nuts - KS1 Science - BBC Bitesize

Wednesday   20.01.21


Read the story 'After the Storm' on the PowerPoint and name all the animals that Percy helped.

 'After the Storm' PowerPoint


Speed Sounds - Set 1 Speed Sounds for Reception and Foundation Stage Learners - YouTube

Set 1 Spelling Video  Phonics Session Link - YouTube

Complete the 'th' and 'ng' sheet.

 Play Tricky Words Trucks - Phase 2 and 3. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths  Alive 5! Week 3 Session 3 – Measuring Capacity – Pots and soil/ rice needed.

Alive in 5! - Week 3 | White Rose Maths

Click here -Addition to 5 sheet. 

PSHE – Squeaky Clean

Click the link to the Oak National Academy Lesson about keeping clean.

Squeaky clean - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Tuesday   19.01.21


Watch  the story ‘After the Storm’ again.

After The Storm - A Percy The Park Keeper story read by Nick Butterworth - YouTube Link

What happened in the storm? How did the animals feel? Who are the main characters? Describe Percy. What is he like? What does he look like? What do we know about him?

Draw a picture of Percy. Write the sentence  -  It is Percy.


Speed Sounds Set 1 and Red Words 1   Phonics Link - YouTube

Complete ng work.

Play Dragon's Den Phase 3 Set 1-7 with ng.  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Maths Alive 5! Week 3 Session 2 – Full and Empty – Cups and water needed.

Alive in 5! - Week 3 | White Rose Maths

Click here for number activity.

Topic (EAD/Art)– Make a badger puppet. You can choose how you want to do it. Here is an idea by drawing around your hand.

Monday  18.01.21


Watch  Nick Butterworth, the author, read the story ‘After the Storm’.

 After The Storm - A Percy The Park Keeper story read by Nick Butterworth - YouTube Link


Speed Sounds-  Set 1 Speed Sounds for Reception and Foundation Stage Learners - YouTube Link

RWI Word Time Set 1   Phonics Session Link - YouTube

Revise ‘ng’. Watch Alphablocks  BBC iPlayer - Alphablocks - Series 3: 12. Song Link

Click here for ng activities.


Maths Alive 5! Comparing Mass  Heavier and Lighter Than – Some objects needed.

Alive in 5! - Week 3 | White Rose Maths Link

Number formation practice click here.


R.E. Children write their name on card/paper and decorate them in colourful ways.

 If you have any questions, you can email me on Reception@stteresa.bham.sch.uk


Week Beginning 11.01.21

Please try to do phonics and maths sessions daily.         
The writing, topic, PE sessions can be done during the week.

The book for this week is ‘One Snowy night’ by Nick Butterworth.
Watch the video of the story by clicking the link.

One Snowy Night-Nick Butterworth - Bing video

Discuss the story.

Who owns the hut?    What happens to the bed when all the animals get in?

When does it start snowing?   Why do the animals go to Percy?

Where do the animals sleep?   How do you think they feel when Percy lets them in?

Writing activity – You may wish to read/ watch the story a few times during the week before doing the writing task.

Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and write a sentence to go with it.


Look at the digraph ‘ch’.

Watch the Alphablocks video.    BBC iPlayer - Alphablocks - Series 3: 11. Champ

Play Buried Treasure with  Phase 3 - ch on the phonics Play Site. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

RWI There are lessons for each day.        Phonics Sessions Link

Set 1 Speed Sounds, Word Time and Spelling.

Look at Read and Hold a Sentence 1 session to practise writing a sentence.

Look at Red Words 1 session to practise tricky words.

Try to do one or two sessions a day including a Read and Hold a Sentence 1 session and a Red Words 1 session once a week.


Visit site https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/library- to read free ebooks.


Alive in 5! Week 2.

This week's focus is comparison to 5 and composition to 5. Click on the link below to access the daily online lessons and activities. 

White Rose Maths Link

Play Teddy Bear Numbers Game - Learning to Count up to 15 with Teddy Numbers Interactive Maths Game (topmarks.co.uk)


Oak National Academy

Lesson 2 – To understand how humans react differently to hot and cold.

Lesson 3 – To name things you can see outside in winter.

Click link - Winter: Hot/Cold - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)


 5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

 5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFqQarDM50


If you have any questions, you can email me on Reception@stteresa.bham.sch.uk


I hope you all had a good Christmas. This isn't the start to the Spring Term that we had planned but it is important that we are all as safe as we can be. This means our learning will need to take place online.

Home learning activities will be posted on this page for you to do.

This week's activities (WB 4.01.21)

 As we follow the Read Write Inc phonics there are videos available daily that reinforce sounds covered and practice blending and segmenting skills. Click here to see the schedule.

This week a,s and d are the focus. Click on the link to do the Set 1 Speed Sound, Word Time and Spelling sessions.

Phonics sessions Link.

We follow the White Rose Maths.  This week's focus is introducing zero and comparing numbers to 5. Click on the link below to access the online lessons and activities. Do as many of them as you can.

White Rose Maths Link

Our topic work for the next two weeks will be winter. Follow the link below to the Oak Academy lessons and do Lesson 1 (To understand the difference between hot and cold) this week. It would be ideal if you made some ice cubes before doing the lesson.

Topic Lesson Link

Oxford Owl Reading eBook Library - Click the link,  register and then choose a book to read. Choose  pink level to have a go at first and then red level next. 


Reception Nativity

We enjoyed acting acting out the  'Nativity' story

Click on the term for the overview.

We have been trying out lots of activities and making new friends.