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Home Learning During Shutdown for Reception and Nursery

Reception and Nursery Home Learning

Reception Maths and Literacy Booklet


Reception Maths daily maths lessons on White Rose:


Reception Talk For Writing Booklet: 



Guidance from the goverment on pre-schoolers learning at home:


Phonic Awareness Activities for Nursery and Reception children

Support during School Closure for Parents and Carers From Read Write Inc. Phonics:


RWI Phonics lessons at home

To help children learning to read at home during school closure, we are streaming 7 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on our YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Speed Sounds Set 1 - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Speed Sounds Set 2 - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
  • Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

Some Good Website links: 



Derbyshire Music Hub Activities:

Sing and clap to "A Sailor Went To Sea".  Lie down and relax to a water music video.


This is a link to a good no-cook playdough recipe This site also has lots of valuable ideas for activities. 


Ideas of things to do at home: - Children’s author Oliver Jeffers is also reading some of his children’s books at 6pm daily - Free online streaming of The Wind in the Willows theatre production

Red Ted Art – Easy arts and crafts for little ones

BBC bite-size has a wide range of resources, games and ideas 

Paper and pencil type activities

Activities to develop problem-solving skills, such as: Noughts and Crosses (or make up your own shapes - we have played cats and dog before, same grid, just draw cats and dogs); Hangman; Squares etc. More ideas here

Physical Education



Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Registration: not required

We are currently experiencing an unprecedented situation with the rapidly changing advice and guidance around Covid-19. We would like to keep parents and carers as up to date as possible by directing them to the following means of information. The latest government advice can be found at The latest advice and guidance from the Local Authority can be found at Public Health England for the East Midlands information can be found as follows: PHE East Midlands response centre- Telephone 0344 2254524 followed by Option 0 to get through to East Midlands Health Protection Team, then press option 1 and ask for the Coronavirus response centre which opens from 8am-8pm.

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