Thursday, 2 April 2020

Reception Home Learning 3.4.20

Reception Class Friday 3rd April

To the Parents and children of Reception Class.

This will be the last blog until after the Easter holidays. I hope you are all well and getting the balance right, that is really important for you all. Just remember you aren't failing at anything- you are surviving everything.

I will just do some fun activities for Easter.


Perhaps you could help your child to make an Easter card. An idea I was going to do was to paint an egg shape brown and then cut in half. If you have a split pin, you could push the pin at the edge of the left hand side. So it opens and shuts. If you don't have a slit pin, don't worry you can just glue it on to a piece if colourful card or whatever you have. Paint a yellow circle in the middle of the card or colour it in. Make some eyes and an orange beak. Then either push the split pin through the card so the egg opens and closes or glue the cut egg so the chick is popping out of the egg. Then you are ready to create your own message. Good Luck!


Perhaps when you do an Easter egg hunt, you could number each egg and then maybe write some numbers in chalk on the patio or just create some numbers, and your child has to match the egg to the numbers. You could even ask them to tell you 1 more, less etc. Or just have fun and forget about numbers just for today!

If you make some Easter nests which I'm sure you will, think about some of the bossy verbs your child can use- weigh, break, mix, sprinkle, melt cool, eat etc. Perhaps they could draw some pictures in their books to sequence the instructions. Perhaps put key words underneath and don't forget, voila!


Wax resistant eggs

What you need


·         Eggs

·         Wax crayons

·         Food colouring

·         Small pots

·         Pan water

·         Water

What to do

·         Hard boil your eggs. Once cooled draw patterns on their shell with wax crayons.

·         Mix a few drops of food colouring with water- enough to cover the eggs.

·         Put the egg in food colouring and water for about 20mins

·         Take out and allow to dry.

·         Admire your egg and then eat it!


I'm sure you can manage some Mindfulness.

Mindfulness. First thing in the morning if you can. The whole family, you all need this!


Jungle Movement

·         Stand mindfully with your arms relaxed by your sides. Take three soft, slow, mindful breaths. Keep your eyes open.

·         Tighten and relax the muscles in your toes, ankles and legs. Lift one foot and feel your muscles working.

·         Imagine you are an animal in a jungle. Begin walking silently through the jungle. Try not to make a sound.

·         Feel your toes helping you balance. Feel your weight in your heels. Move your arms in a slow sway.

·         If you start daydreaming, pay attention to your feet again. Move slowly across the room. Notice how your hips swivel and your weight shifts when you turn.

·         Cross the room three times, paying attention to how you move.

Just a little poem. I don't know who wrote this, but it's beautiful……

We fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.

Suddenly Disney is out of magic.

Paris is no longer romantic.

New York doesn't stand up anymore.

The Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, and Mecca is empty.


Hugs and kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents and friends become acts of love.

Suddenly you realise that power, beauty and money are worthless, and can't get you the oxygen you're fighting for.

The world continues its life and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in cages. I think it's sending us a message.

"You are not necessary. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters"

My email address is- if you need to contact me.

Thank you

Mrs Miles

 "Isn't it odd, we can only see our outsides, but nearly everything happens on the outside".

Charlie Mackesy


'This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. It may contain privileged and confidential information and if you are not the intended recipient, you must not copy, distribute or take any action in reliance on it.'