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Good Morning !


I hope you are all keeping well as this term comes to an end.

Here are three stories read aloud and animated for the children to immerse themselves in at home 



Hello reception families! 


Here is a play for the children to watch,

Enjoy !


Good Morning Reception class and families !

Hope you are all well.
Here is the link for the C-A-T word machine that the children can use to practice reading words using their knowledge of phonics short vowels.
They know how it works, enjoy playing around with different short vowel words !


You and your child can also practice their cursive letter formation with this interactive tool. Try to spell out the letters of their name together.

Cursive Sky Writer


1. Choose a night or day sky.
2. Choose cursive formation.
3. Choose the letter you wish to practice.
Then watch the jet make your letter in smoke.


There is no game element to this resource, it is purely designed to foster interest in handwriting.




Have a go at this artistic activity ! It works with shape in creating collage. 

There are two parts to this activity:

1. Collage with shapes

2. Collage portrait (If you want to skip to this activity go to about 22 minutes into the video)


  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Plain or coloured paper (anything you have around the house will do)
  • Colouring pencils, crayons or felt tips
  • Old magazines, flyers or newspaper. Look for images of things you like or that represent you!


Video - Cut and Paste Collage with Shape - Tate Kids


This is good practice for the children to discuss different shapes, get away from the computer screen and work on their fine motor skills.



Good morning Reception,

Here are some videos the children can join in with at home to keep active. 

They love these in the classroom ! 



Good morning Reception class and families ! 


The children enjoy singing along to this video on 2D shapes, squares, circles, rectangles and triangles.



Enjoy ! 



Good Morning Reception families. We have been practicing ordering together in class. 

Click on the link below for a festive ordering game for you and your children to enjoy.

Ordering Gingerbread Men



Virtual Story Telling- We're Going on a Bear Hunt 

Michael Rosen 


Welcome Reception Families !


We hope you are all well. Please explore the content that is uploaded here and on Class Dojo. There will be a variety of interactive activities, educational videos, virtual stories and more to keep you occupied up until the end of term. This will be uploaded on here daily for you and your children to enjoy during this time at home. There is also previous content below, feel free to explore!


We look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year


Keep safe ,

St John's



Sending a virtual hug  to everyone

 Hello Reception Families

I hope you all continue to keep safe and well. It seems as if everyone is finding their own way of dealing with these challenging times and I hope that this is true for all of you.

Please continue to have meaningful and informative conversations with your children as this is the best way to engage them in taking ownership of their learning.

You are still able to access different educational sites by using the buttons on this page but be aware that the latest research shows that 4 and 5 year olds should not be in front of a monitor or screen for more than 1 hour in total per day! Human interactions and real life experiences are the best way to learn.

Conversations can help children to discover and embed new ideas, cultures, visions and vocabulary and will hopefully trigger your child's desire to be a life long learner.

Please remember to access this page regularly. 

Keep safe and well

Mrs Langridge


  • Please make sure you are aware of the sites your child is accessing when they go online:

         Internet Safety



  Literacy and Communication

Click on the picture and read the story to your child;

Then try some of these activities:

A Monster Surprise - Home Learning Challenges



    • Read with your child every day. Immerse them in the language of story and help them to explore the creative side of their personality.

    • Encourage your child to talk clearly and in sentences about their day and what activities they have been doing.

    • Practice cursive script - every letter to start on the line and sit on the line. 

    • Letters and Sounds



      Phonics Play




  • Identify numbers up to 10; see if you can find one more than any number up to 10 

  • Accurately count out sets of objects containing a random number of items 

  • Using a number line 0 - 20 - count from zero up to 20 and then count back to zero.



Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Go Wild!


                                                 Go on a learning walk in the garde