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Easter Activities from Reception Staff

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 1:47pm

Hi Everyone, 

We just wanted to share some activities that you could do during the Easter Holidays. 

Keep Safe!

Love From Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williamssmiley

Easter Holiday Activities

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 12:50pm

Good Afternoon Reception, 

We are now finishing for the Easter Holidays. It has been a very strange half term where we started in school but have ended the half term in an unusual situation of home learning. This I can only imagine has been different for all of us, but we must think about why we are doing it. 

Over the holiday period we won't be posting daily activities on our class blog pages but in your packs you do have a Holiday Activity that looks like this: 

I know some of you have already completed this. So a little later we will be blogging some other activities that you may want to do over the holidays. 

Keep sending in your photos/videos of things that do over the holidays. We will continue to check emails at times over the holiday period.

Love From Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 


Wellbeing challenge number 6

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 10:55am

Happy Friday everyone and well done for learning at home for 2 whole weeks! As strange as I've found it not being at school, the time has flown by for me so I hope it feels the same for you.

I'm going to do one final wellbeing challenge for today and then take a break for the next 2 weeks for the Easter holiday. However, check back on Monday morning as over the weekend I am going to set you a little wellbeing project in case anyone wants an Easter challenge.

Since it's the end of the week, today's challenge is to relax and get ready for the weekend so I want everyone to do a guided meditation. This is when you close your eyes and listen to a lovely soothing voice transport you to somewhere new. They are great for helping you to sleep or if you just want to relax at the end of your learning.

 There are plenty available on Youtube, here are a few of my favourites:

Secret treehouse -

Spaceship to the moon -

Hot air balloon ride -

Have a great Easter holiday and don't forget to check back for the challenge next week if you think you'd like to do it. I'll be back with a daily challenge from Monday the 20th of April if we're still at home then.

Past challenges

Thank you to Mrs Ganner for sending me a photo of her daughter completing the baking challenge from earlier in the week, it looks amazing and has made me want to bake something chocolately myself this weekend! I think I might make some brownies as a treat for my husband!

Friday Challenges!

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 7:35pm

Good Morning Reception, 

I can't believe it's Friday in our second week of home learning. Has it already been two weeks since we left school...?surprise

If it's Friday then that only means it's Challenge Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today we would like you to choose some activities of your choice from the Activity sheet which is attached to this blog. You may choose 1, 2, 3 or more. We would like you to complete your activity inside or outside your house using the resources around you. What will you choose?

My son Adam was my helper today and he decided to choose three of the activities on the list. He chose:

Activity 1 - He wrote numbers on some pieces of card and made a number line on our washing line in the garden. We played some games with the washing line numbers:

Missing number - He closed his eyes and I took a number away. He had to guess which number was missing. It got trickier when I took away 3 or four numbers.

Squirt the number - Use a water gun or nerf style gun to hit the target number.

Activity 8 - Adam used the toys in his bedroom to make the letters of his name. What can you use in your house to do this activity?

Activity 10 - Adam found some crayons and practised writing his tricky words, numbers and letters outside in our back garden on the paving stones. 

We can't wait to see which ones you will do!!!!

Don't forget to send in your videos/photos to our email

Good Luck Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams smiley

More Amazing Reception Home Learning

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 3:44pm

Tomasz has really enjoyed the story 'The Odd Egg' and decided to create a model from the story. It looks amazing!!

Ferdows has been making a model of the lifecycle of a chicken and mastering the art of origami. This is when you fold pieces of paper to create things like animals. 

Well Done!!! smiley


Amazing Reception Learning!!!

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 12:27pm

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I can't believe we are nearly finishing week 2 of our home learning and it is nearly the Easter Holidays!!!

Miss Williams and I are amazed at all the fantastic learning that is happening at home with Reception children (and their grown ups!!). 

We are two very proud teachers who are missing you loads!smileyheart

Keep up the great learning and continue to send in your photos/videos or work to our email:

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Wellbeing challenge number 5

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 11:32am

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all still working hard and staying safe. Thanks to both children and staff who've been e-mailing me pictures of their wellbeing challenges, it's really cheering me up! I've included some at the bottom of my post again.

Today's wellbeing challenge is all about yoga. Yoga is a great way to relax and escape for a while and it's good for both your bodies and minds. I like to put on some relaxing music while I do it and am lucky enough to have a lovely bright pink yoga mat too as otherwise I'd be on a hard wooden floor. A carpet, rug or blanket would work just as well though.

There's a great channel on Youtube called Cosmic Kids that does lots of different fun yoga sessions: (I know that Miss Bryce's class have done some of these sessions and we did some school last week too so some of you are already great at it!)

Any adults reading, or maybe older children who fancy something a bit more difficult could have a go at this one:

Here I am below doing the bound ankle pose :-)

Remember to let us know how you get on!

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

Thanks Ferdows in reception who has e-mailed in a picture of his origami rabbit from yesterdays challenge, I love it!

Another thank you to Mrs Iqbal and her son Adam who did the baking challenge from Tuesday and made this delicious looking chocolate cake!

Thursday Shape Hunt

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 8:13am

Good Morning Reception!

Today I would like you to take part in a…..

As you know, I LOVE to take part in these scavenger hunts too!

Take a look at what I found in the video below!

Do you think you can find more shapes than me?

Can you take your own shape pictures or make a video?

Have a go and send them to, I'm looking forward to seeing them!! :) 

Phonic Scavenger Hunt

Date: 1st Apr 2020 @ 3:48pm

Good Morning Reception, 

Today for phonics I want you to go on a scavenger hunt looking for objects in your house that may begin or have the Phase 2 sounds in the word. A scavenger hunt is when you are looking around all parts of your house indoors or outdoors for objects. You may want to look in cupboards, drawers but make sure you speak to an adult when you are looking for your objects. 

Adam and I went on a scavenger hunt in our house and found lots of things that begin with or have the sounds in Phase 2. Look in your Phonic pack for the Phase 2 sound mat or look at the sheet that I have attached to this blog. Before we went on the hunt we wrote out the sounds on pieces of paper so we knew what objects we were looking for. 

Make sure to send in your photos to

Good Luck

Mrs Iqbal laugh

Wellbeing challenge number 4

Date: 1st Apr 2020 @ 10:53am

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I don't know about you but 2 of my favourite things in the world that always make me feel good are animals and travelling. While I can't travel now, I thankfully have my 2 rabbits, Rupert and Angel, to keep me company at home. Here is a picture of them underneath!

So since I can't travel right now, or see any other animals, I am doing these things in a different way: by looking at this website all about wild animals around the world

It has information and activities about lots of different animals from lots of different regions (Year 2, it has a section on Polar animals which would link nicely to your topic right now!) so you can virtually travel round the world. It even has drawing and photography competitions that you can enter and have your work appear on the website!

I particularly like this activity to make Amazon animal hand shadows (although I didn't have much luck trying to take a good photo of mine. Perhaps you can do better than me and send one to your home learning address?)

So your wellbeing challenge for today is to choose your favourite area or animal from the website or even complete one of the activities and send a picture or just a bit of writing about it to your home learning e-mail address if you would like to. Or pehaps enter one of the competitions on there and tell us all about it.

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

A big thanks to Zainab in reception for sending in a picture of her brownies. Well done Zainab, they looked delicious!

And thanks to Miss Iqbal who sent me her picture of what makes her and her family smile that she did wih her son Adam! You can see it below:


Wednesday Reading Scavenger Hunt

Date: 1st Apr 2020 @ 8:16am

Good Morning Reception!

Today I thought it would be a fun idea to take part in a READING SCAVENGER HUNT! This is where we have to go around our house/ on the internet to find a book that fits the instruction I give you… Each week I will provide you with a different instruction to find a book!

Your instruction for today is to find a book that makes you LAUGH!


I took part in this challenge too!

The book I have chosen, REALLY makes me laugh! It is called ‘I Need a Wee!’ by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. Has anyone read this book before? It is hilarious! It’s all about a bear called Alan. Now, Alan has a bit of a problem… He really, really needs a wee! But things seem to keep getting in his way! Have a listen to the story using the link below!







Now can you find a book that makes you laugh?

Can you read it and take a picture?

Can you write a sentence and draw a picture?

Can you tell me what happens and about the main characters in the story?


I can’t WAIT to all hear about it!

Please email all of your pictures/work to and have fun!! :)


Mrs Glover's Well Being Challenges

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 6:44pm

Reception have you seen the well being challenges that Mrs Glover has been putting on all the class blogs. Why not have a go at challenge number 2 and 3.

Challenge 2 is asking you to draw a sunshine and fill it with words and pictures of things that make you smile. Have a look at my sunshine to give you some ideas. I cut up pictures and stuck them in my sunshine but you can draw them as well. 

Challenge 3 is a cooking/baking activity that you must do with a grown up. Mrs Glover would like you to cook or bake something and send in photos. You might do it at the end of the week or even plan to do it at the weekend. She even suggested to look at this website for some recipe ideas:

Me and Adam will be cooking something this week. I'll make sure to blog a photo!

Keep checking the class blogs because Mrs Glover may be setting you some more well being challenges. 

Love Mrs Iqbal 


Wednesday 1st April Letter formation

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 6:38pm

Good Morning Reception, 

Hope you are all well in the middle of our second week of home learning. Wow it's 1st April!!! 

Today I would like you to practise the next few letters in the alpahbet from m upto s. 

Use the show me video below where I am saying each rhyme that we use when writing the letters:

Love Mrs Iqbalblush

Wellbeing challenge number 3

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 10:49am

Hello everyone!

Today's challenge is something that I often enjoy doing when I'm feeling a little sad or worried about something.

Today I am challenging you to cook or bake something! If you can't do it today then why not plan something to make later in the week or even at the weekend? 

Take a look at this website that has plenty of easy and healthy recipes to look or see if you can invent something that includes the contents of your fridge or cupboard

Yesterday I made these cheese scones for me and my husband to have for lunch this week (they're not very healthy but they're very tasty and it's okay to have a little treat once in a while! cheeky)

Make sure you ask an adult to help you with any cooking or cutting and don't do anything before you check it's okay!

Have fun,

Mrs Glover

A big thanks to Miss Kenwell who sent me a picture of her sunshine yesterday (pictured below), she put my drawing to shame! laugh

Tuesday Number Formation

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 8:46am

Good Morning Reception!

Today I would like you to focus on number formation! If you have the ‘Easter Maths Booklet,’ you should find this page below in your booklet. Can you form your numbers correctly and colour in the eggs?