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Hi Reception,

Welcome to your home learning page. We will be updating this page with ideas, activities and websites that you can do at home. Don't forget to draw, write and stick photographs of what you get up to in your home learning book. Try and choose at least two activities from the sheets provided everyday. Make sure you have fun, talk and play together.

We will be setting regular challenges on Purple Mash for you to complete and hope to keep in contact with you whilst school is closed.

Try to keep up with your reading on a daily basis and remember to tell, write and act out your own helicopter stories with your family.

If you need any advice or more ideas what to do - get in contact with school and we will do our best to help you! You can email us on Reception@st-georges-hyde.tameside.sch.uk

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

The Reception Team

RWI Phonics lessons at home - ruthmuskin.com

NEW LESSONS: To help children learning to read at home during school closure, there are 5 phonics, reading and spelling lessons every weekday on the RWI YouTube channel for Reception children.

  • Speed Sounds Set 1
  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am 
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am
  • Speed Sounds Set 2 
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Useful Websites

Seven weeks of learning: http://www.cdat.co.uk/page/learning-projects-at-home/64369

ABC Does: 50 fantastic ideas to try at home https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/

Oxford Owl: Free eBooks https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home

TTS: Has home learning pack and activities https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

Phonics play: Free access using the username: march20 password: home https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Hungry Little Minds: Fun activities and educational APPs to play with your child https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#3

CBeebies: Games, puzzles, make and colour https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Bedtime Math: Keep you kids maths skills sharp without screentime http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/

Early Learn: Free Early Years games https://www.earlylearn.co.uk/

Twinkl: Lots of educational resources for all subject areas https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools

Our friends learning at home - Weeks 1 and 2

Look at what our Reception friends have been doing at home. PE with Joe Wicks, creating a rainbow, small world play and craft. What have you been learning at home? Have you been joining in with the PE sessions, practising your phonics, reading, playing games, singing, craft, learning outdoors or something else. Please send us photos of what you have been learning to reception@st-georges-hyde.tameside.sch.uk

We can't wait to see what you have been up to!

Purple Mash

We will be setting tasks to do on Purple Mash each week.  This weeks task is "My Story".  We have already learnt how to use the draw tool to select and draw pictures.  We have also used learnt how to type a sentence underneath.  Can you now work with an adult to have a go at adding animations and sound recordings too? It has been lovely to see that some of you have already been using Purple Mash to draw your own pictures.  Well Done - Keep up the good work! 

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Helicopter Stories

Very excited to see we have been sent our first helicopter stories! Don't forget to tell, write and act out your own helicopter stories at home. Use your imagination, have lots of fun and get your whole family involved bringing your story to life. Please share your stories with us.

Tricky words


We often sing these tricky words songs at school. They are a fun way to learn to read and spell words. Click on the pictures above to listen to them.

Look out for these words when reading books with your family. Try writing them in your stories. Don't let them trick you!

Mindfulness and Music


Click on the picture above to go to the Mindfulness and Music page. Both mindfulness and music help us keep calm and relaxed and are essential to our health and wellbeing. We love singing at St George's and it plays an important role in our daily worship and routines so it is important to keep this up too to lift your spirits and give you the 'feel good' factor.

Listen to some of your favourite songs and sing along. Teach someone at home the ones you think they will like. Practice some mindfulness activities to keep you calm and relaxed.

You could record yourself singing one of the songs and send it to us. It would be lovely to hear you!

Our very own PE coach!


It is nice to see that we have our very own PE coach in Reception, who has been putting her family through their paces at home. I think she could give Joe Wicks a run for his money!

Learning at home - week 3

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Easter is a very special time for Christians. Click on the picture above to go to Let's Celebrate on CBeebies. You can watch clips to find out about how Christians celebrate Easter. There are also links on Let's Celebrate to explain how other religious festivals are celebrated.

Do your family celebrate Easter? What do you do at Easter? If you don't celebrate Easter, what festivals do you celebrate? When are these festivals and how do you celebrate them?

Our friends learning at home - Weeks 3 and 4

Our friends have been so busy at home. It is lovely to see what you have all been up to. It's great to see you are doing the activities in the new packs sent out this week. Keep up the good work!

Purple Mash - Easter

We have added an Easter pin to Minimash on Purple Mash for you to do. You can watch a slideshow of Easter images, play card games, do jigsaws or paint pictures. Don't forget to save what you have done to the tray so that we can see it. Have fun! 

Some of you have already been accessing the Easter activities, well done Inayah, Amanah K, Anna, Jasmine, Fatima and Marcy!

More Purple Mash

Above is a some of the lovely work you have been choosing to do on Purple Mash. Well done Yusuf, Ayaan S, Amanah K, Anna, Jasmine, Isla, Fatima, Izaan and Marcy!

Future football star


Great to see our friends having fun outside. Looks like we have a future football star here!

Outdoor challenges

With the weather being so beautiful, can you the above outdoor challenges? Don't forget to send us a photo! Some of our friends have already had a go at a few of the challenges, see the photos below.

Reading a book together - week 4

It's always exciting when it's nearly your birthday! Why not read this wonderfully entertaining book about a little bear called Pip who can't wait until his birthday.  Share the book together, it is called "How many sleeps till my birthday?"



What can we enjoy at the Seaside?

Why not start the topic with a fun activity.  Here are some ideas to recreate the seaside - maybe in a tray with coloured rice, in a bottle, with some playdough or even in an egg box.  You could think of your own!  Make sure you send in pictures of what you have been doing and we will put it on the website for others to see. Some of our friends have already recreated the seaside at home, the bun case sun parasols and playdough sea creatures are brilliant ideas!

St George's Day - 23rd April

Today is St George's Day. We remember St George, England's patron saint who died on April 23rd.  We celebrate his life and his legend.  Watch the video which tells the story of St George, and why not try making an England flag, your very own shield or colour and decorate an English rose.

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Week 5 Reading a book - Dolphin Rescue

Here is one of the "Oxford Reading Tree" books from our reading scheme.  It's called "Dolphin Rescue" and is all about a Dolphin who is stuck on the beach.  Don't forget you can also access some free books on the "Oxford Owl" website too (see the link below)oxfordowl


Blossom and the Magic Tree


One of our friends has written and illustrated a book with her sister and brother. Click on the video to hear the story. I think you'll agree they have written a lovely story. Looks like we have some budding authors and illustrators in the school. 

Sinking and floating

Here's some more friends doing the sinking and floating challenge.  Looks like they've had great fun!

Purple Mash - Seaside

We have added a Seaside pin to Minimash on Purple Mash. 

Challenges - week 6

Some more challenges for you to try. We have loved seeing the photos of what you have done in the previous challenges. Make sure you have lots of fun and get your family involved. 

One of our friends has already done the paper plane challenge, well done!

Purple Mash - A-fish-metic


We have set a 2Do on Purple Mash called A-fish-metic. See if you can count the fish as they swim in the sea before the time runs out.


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Message from all the staff

New st georges message

Here is a message from all the staff to let you know we are thinking about you and your family. Click on the picture above to watch this as a video message, with one of our favourite songs. It says "To our St George's family. We hope you are all well. We miss you and can't wait to see you all again soon. Keep smiling and stay safe. From everyone here at school. smiley"


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Chase the rainbow

Children across the country are placing rainbows in the windows of their houses to help keep children entertained during the Coronairus outbreak. 

The rainbows are then used as a tool to search for when they go on walks with parents. How many rainbows can they find on their walk out?  Take photos of the children designing their rainbow to put in the window and photos of them on their rainbow trail.  We would love to see them!!!

Why not try the science experiment below..........


Write Numbers

Write numbers

This is one of our favourite songs to sing in Maths. Click on the picture above and have fun singing along and writing the numbers.  

Have a go at writing numbers 1 to 10, then 20 if you can. You could write them outside with chalk, paint them on a large piece of paper or in the air with ribbons.

Yeah! Yeah! Write Numbers!

Learning at home - week 1

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Here are some more ideas that you can do at home. 

  • Read the online book "The Ant and the Grasshopper" using the questions and activities suggested. 
  • Practice writing numbers 1-20 like we do in our morning activity books.
  • Play the phonics game provided.

Keep looking here for regular updates. 

Learning at home - week 2


In Reception we hae been looking at being "Agents of Change". We looked at how we could look after God's World.  Below is a brilliant resource to show how we could look after our community during this difficult time. You could pick just one to do or maybe pledge to do one a week. 

There is also the Reception word mat for the children to practice reading and writing the words.  You could choose one or two words each day and write sentences with them in.

With Easter only being round the corner, there is an Easter Maths game to play with your child.  Roll the dice twice, add the numbers together and colour in that number. The one who has the most coloured in is the winner!


Easter story


Click on the picture above to watch the story of Easter. After watching it discuss whether you think Easter is a happy time, a sad time or both. Why do you think that?

Easter Bonnet Challenge!

Easter bonnet challenge! Can you make your own Easter bonnet at home, using things you can find around your home. You could use paper, egg boxes, cardboard boxes, old hats or caps. There are lots of ideas on the internet. Remember our learning on how to save God's world, 'Reduce, reuse, recycle'.

When you've made one, send in your pictures and we'll have an Easter bonnet parade on here. Good luck and be as creative as you can! Can't wait to see what you make.

So pleased to see some of our friends have made an Easter bonnet. You'll have to agree they have done an amazing job, and you can see some reusing and recycling items from around their homes. Also love the sewn animal finger puppets. How amazingly creative. Can't wait to see what the rest of you have been up to!


Purple Mash

This week we have created a "Simnel Cake" for you to decorate on your 2Do list. A Simnel cake is a rich fruit cake, covered with marzipan and decoration, eaten especially at Easter or during Lent.

If there are any parents who need their login details resending or are struggling to find the task set, please email Reception and will we help you.

A special mention to Isla and Jasmine who completed their animated story for last weeks' task- Well Done! Please see below the lovely simnel cakes made by Isla, Fatima, Marcy, Yusuf, Izaan, Sumayyah, Amanah and Inayah.

3D Shapes

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This is another one of our favourite songs. Click on the picture above to listen to it.

Can you go on a 3D shape hunt around your home and garden? What 3D shapes can you find? What shape are the faces? Can you find any 3D shapes that are not in the song e.g. pyramid or cuboid?

Learning at home - week 4


Why not try this Scavenger Hunt when you go out on your daily walk.

Making a cornflake nest


Watch the video above to see one of our friends showing us how to make cornflake nests. I think you'll agree she does an amazing job! Perhaps we will see her in the future on The Great British Bake Off.

Purple Mash - Shape

We have added a shape pin to Purple Mash for you to do. If you still want to do one of the previous pins, Easter or My Story click on the pin in the right hand corner and they will appear. Don't forget to save your work so we can see what you have done.

Some friends have already been having a go at the shape activites. Well done Inayah, Izaan and Fatima!

Sing Up - Shake my sillies out

Sing up shake my sillies

Click on the picture above to learn the song Shake my sillies out from Sing Up. It is a great action song. Can you think of your own actions?

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Great to see one of our friends really concentrating on his colouring in, super job!

Star Gazing


Why not have a late night and a lazy morning after.

Our friends learning at home - Week 5

Learning at home - Week 5

Please find above some activities for you to do with your child.  They link in with our new topic "seaside".

Purple Mash - St George's Day

This week we have some St George's Day activities for you on your 2Do list. Paint the picture of George and the Dragon, and take your photo and become a knight, type in the speech bubble what you would say if you were about to fight a dragon.

Our friends Izaan, Inayah, Isla, Marcy, Amanah K, Yusuf, Ayaan S, Sumayyah and Fatima have already done some fantastic dragon and knight pictures, well done!

Happy St George's Day


A lovely message from one of our friends, wishing us a happy St George's Day.

Challenges - week 5

Try some of the above indoor and outdoor challenges. Have lots of fun and get your family involved. Don't forget to send us a photo!

One of our friends has already done the foil boat challenge, and another has made a cardboard box into something extraordinary, great job!

Sing Up - Baby beluga


Click on the link above to learn the song 'Baby beluga'. It's a charming sing-along song about a little white whale and feeling secure.

You will also find lots of ideas and activities based around the song. Have fun!

Making someone feel better


A lovely video from one of our friends, putting sticking plasters on their picture.

Week 6

Here are some of our friends.

Making a rainbow for the NHS, decorating a dream jar and creating a recycling information page - look at the amazing work she's done!

One of our friends celebrated their birthday last week.  She would love to be a vet and has been roleplaying at home.  It was also nice to see one of her friends visiting her at a safe distance too.

It's always good to receive photos of children using the packs we sent out.  Here is one of our friends using the Easter pack. Another friend has been practising her phonics, went for a walk along the canal, saw ducks and walked through a long tunnel!

The stay at home superheroes

The stay at home superheroes

Here is a great story, created to help children all over the world to understand the pandemic and the important role they can play. I'm sure your children will have lots of questions about this story.

Week 7 to Week 12

Our friends have been really busy at home. Take a look at the photos to find out what they have been doing.

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