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Reception Home Learning - w/b: 19/10/2020


As Reception will be self-isolating due to the bubble closure, the learning for this week will be added here and on class dojo, to be completed at home. Please share your learning with us via class dojo. 


See you soon Team Elm!



All phonics videos and links have been sent via class dojo. Please check your messages and the class stories. 



In maths we have been exploring numbers in depth; looking at position and order, matching numeral and amount, recognising and using numbers in various ways such as the word, numeral, fingers, dice, money, time, shape. We have also begun looking at basic addition. This week we are looking at number 3. Please be sure to check the PowerPoint photos at the bottom of the planning as these visually show the activities. 



Monday - introduction to number 3 (slide 1) 

Using objects and items from around the house, how many ways can you find to represent three? Can you make a three display? Can you make your own number blocks 1,2,3?


Tuesday - 2D shapes

Play the shape monsters and shape pattern games -

Looking at a square, circle, rectangle and triangle (you can draw these or use photos) can you find which shape belongs in your three display? How do you know? Can you explain your reasoning? 


Wednesday - ordering numbers and addition with 3 (slide 2)

Write numbers 0-10 on individual pieces of paper, you can do this with an adult to help with you number formation. Jumble the numbers up, can you order the numbers correctly? Start with 0-5 and then try 0-10. 

Using a set of three objects how many ways can you add to make three? 


Thursday - 1 more 1 less

See the PowerPoint slides 3 and 4.



Maths (number 3)

Independent learning challenges

Welcome to Elm Class!


Hello, and welcome to our first year in Reception as Elm Class! I’m Mrs Dornan, the class teacher and Early Years Lead. I work in Reception with Mrs Warrilow (Reception Nursery Nurse) and Miss Russell (EYFS Apprentice) as well as the Nursery staff.


I have attached our Reception parent pack below which contains all the information you may need before September, but I will be updating our Reception 20/21 ClassDojo and you can also message me on this between now and then.


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Both Reception and Nursery work closely together as a unit where we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We are able to access both indoor and outdoor environments and enjoy playing and learning together. We have key workers for each child - this role is fully explained in the parent pack below.


Throughout the year we look at broad themes and topics, including ourselves, the seasons and celebrations, to name but a few. In these topics we will aim to follow the children’s interests and ideas. This may lead us into other mini-topics, taking the classes in different directions; so be sure to ask your child, check our learning journey wall and pop back to our page to see our most current learning. Don't forget, we also have our ClassDojo page and online observations to keep you involved in your child's learning.



  • In Early Years outdoor learning is incredibly important for our children and we do go outside in sun, rain and snow. Please ensure your child has appropriate footwear and a waterproof coat in Early Years; as well as gloves, a scarf and hat as the weather gets colder, and sun cream and a sunhat in the warmer months.
  • We also do a lot of messy play and active learning and, although we do our best to stay clean, we recommend that your child wears school uniform or items you don’t mind getting a little dirtyThis will enable the children to fully participate in their learning. Please also clearly label all belongings to help avoid confusion.
  • Our parents' notice board (next to EYFS door) will be kept up to date with all relevant information. However if you need to speak to us regarding anything at all please feel free – we are partners in your child’s learning and communication is key to them getting the most out of their time with us.


Thank you for your support and we look forward to a fantastic year!

Parent Presentation

Meet the Reception Staff

Team Elm’s lovely learning: