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This link has been sent to us from Brighter Futures for Children (who deliver children's services in Reading).

Welcome to Reception home learning.


Mrs Aslett, Miss Baxer and Mrs Godfrey will be available by email  between the school hours of 9am and 3.30pm. We will try and reply on these hours on the next working day.  


Mrs Aslett -

Miss Baxter - (Mondays - Wednesdays)

Mrs Godfrey - (Wednesdays - Fridays)


In Reception our home learning will be put onto Tapestry each day.  From Monday we will be updating this "Reception News" at least daily. The teachers will be keeping in touch with you through photos and videos.  If your child was not at school to bring home the pack of resources, you can either collect the pack from the school office on Monday, 10-11 am or you can download the documents yourself and print them if you have the ability to do so. The documents are available on the school website (see below) The documents are also available on Tapestry in the "Documents" tab at the top of the screen.


One of the documents is titled "Ideas for Home Learning for Reception". This has LOTS of useful advice, suggestions, website links, etc. THIS IS JUST RECOMMENDATIONS AND IDEAS.  PLEASE DON'T FEEL THAT YOU NEED TO BE DOING EVERYTHING.


Each day, via Tapestry, we will be setting some activities for your child to do. There will be a phonics activity, and one or two other activities, linked to either maths, literacy or topic. Some of the activities might be a longer term project. As your child completes the activity, please add a comment, a photo or a video to their Tapestry account. The teachers will be checking up on these regularly. Try to do this for as many of the activities as possible.


The letter in the pack gives an explanation of how to upload comments, photos and videos. Or you can find out by looking at this blog post:  If you have any problems in doing this, please email Mrs Aslett.


This is all we are expecting of your child each day:


Phonics - 5-10 minutes 

Maths challenge - 10-15 minutes

Topic/Literacy challenge - 10-15 minutes
Reading - 5-10 minutes 


(there will be more details to follow about each of these)


Please don't worry about the "teaching" element of home learning. Your child will benefit from just spending time with you.  Play a board game, do the washing up, get involved in chores around the house, bake cakes, dance in the kitchen.  Remember that children in Reception do most of their learning through play, so PLAY, PLAY, PLAY. Also give them time alone, some screen time and ask them to tell you a story.  Don't worry if they say they are bored.  Being bored encourages imagination!


Stay safe and stay positive. We will look forward to welcoming everyone back to school as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support and our very best wishes to you all

The Reception Team


If you need any paper, pencils or another exercise book, you can collect from Reception on Mondays between 10 and 11 am


Stay safe, have fun and we’ll see you soon.


Mrs Aslett, Miss Baxter, Mrs Godfrey



Home Learning Resources pack

The following resources are available for download, but are being sent home as paper packs on Friday this week (20th March) with children who are at school. If your child is not at school on Friday you can either download and print the resources yourself or you can collect a pack from the school office on Monday morning between 10 and 11am.

School is open for pupils in Year 6, for children of keyworkers and for some more vulnerable children. If your child is in one of these groups and you would like a place in school for your child please contact the school office by email or telephone. School will be closed from 1.15pm every Friday.
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