Welcome to Reception's Home Learning Page



Welcome to Reception's home learning page, here you will find ideas, activities and videos to complete with your child. 


Send any of your home learning pictures to: 


Mrs Long- RSL@pikes-lane.bolton.sch.uk

Miss Hilton- RKH@pikes-lane.bolton.sch.uk 


Stay Safe, Stay Home!


Mrs Long, Miss Hilton and the EYFS Team. 



Listen to The Tiger Who Came to Tea, written by Judith Kerr, Read by Miss Hilton 

Listen to Don't Wake Mr Bear, written by Jill Newton, read by Mrs Johnson

Listen to While We Can't Hug, written by Eoin McLaughlin and illustrated by Polly Dunbar, Read by Miss Hilton

Listen to Mrs Ashraf read Handa's Surprise, written by Eileen Browne 

Listen to 'The Hungry Caterpillar' written and illustrated by Eric Carle, read by Mrs Raja. 

Listen to "Shark's Big Surprise read by Mrs Ashraf.

The author is A.H Benjamin and the illustrator is Bill Bolton.

Listen to the story 'Who's on the Farm?' read by Mrs Raja:

Written by Julia Donaldson and Illustrated by Lydia Monks 

Can you describe the different animals with Mrs Raja? 

We hope you have enjoyed the sunshine over the weekend. Here are some photographs taken by Mrs Long on one of her daily walks. Do you knows the name of the animal in the photograph below? Do you know the name of its babies? Which other animals do you think Mrs Long saw? Do you know what the name for their babies are? Can you draw a picture of some of the animals Mrs Long might have seen and their babies (for a challenge, can you label the names of the adult and baby animals?) Send your home learning pictures to your teacher.

Enjoy a story with Mrs Johnson in the garden. 

Written By Amy Sparkes, illustrated by Nick East.

Watch the ordering numbers video and send any work to your teachers. 

Week beginning 14th April

Well the votes have been counted and the winner is...

We  hope you enjoy it! Keep checking in for activities linked to the story this week.


  • Encourage the children to join in with the repetitive language throughout the story such as 'I was walking down the road and I saw..." and 'Hee Haw!" The children may also attempt to join in the ongoing list of donkey descriptions throughout the book.
  • Why don't you have a 'Stinky Dinky' time? Collect some smelly things together from your cupboards and put them in little bags. Get the children to guess the smell - have nice and not so nice smells! 
  • Why don't you have a 'Honky Tonky' time? Listen to some country music on Youtube and have a dance! You could even video yourselves learning a 'line dance'. Can  you make your own musical instrument to go with the music?
  • Can you make some 'Good Looking' donkey pictures? Use your imagination!
  • Why don't you be a 'Wonky Donkey'? Go into the garden or yard and practise hopping on one leg. How long can you stand on one leg for? Who can do it for the longest - Mummy or you? Can you cover one eye whilst doing this (being a Winky Wonky Donkey) 


Next Week I am going to let you choose a story for me to read to you. You can choose 'The Wonky Donkey' or 'The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was None of his Business'. They are both very funny!

Send an e mail to Mrs Long with your choice. The winner will be the story with the most votes. 



Listen to the story about a rabbit, a box and a big imagination. Do you have any cardboard boxes at home? 

Written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis. 

Watch the video and write numbers 0-5. 

Watch the video and write numbers 6-10.

Can you watch the video and write numbers 11-15. 

Watch the video and write numbers 16-20. 

Julia Donaldson has written some wonderful advice about staying safe and staying home with the help from some of her wonderful book characters: 

Hello boys and girls

Can you complete the scavenger hunt?

Make a list of what you have found and send it to your teacher

I wonder what you can find in your kitchen? 

I wonder what you can find in the garden? 

What can you find in a book? 




Listen to Mrs Long read the story of 'Supertato' Can you draw a story map?

Written and illustrated by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.


  • Can you tell the story to your grown up?
  • Can you draw a story map?
  • Can you make a 'Supertato' using a real potato (if you have one) - send a photo to your teacher!
  • Can you write a list of the characters in the story? Who is your favourite?
  • How would you catch the 'Evil Pea?' Can you draw and write about this?

I wonder what numbers you can see?

Click the link below to listen to the Gruffalo, can your child use some paper to map out the story?


 Here is a story read by Miss Hilton:

Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Click the link below for free phonics play access: 

Phases 2-4.


Here is Mr Thorne to teach you how to correctly pronounce the sounds: 



Below are a range of free resources for you to use at home with your child:





Teach Your Monster to Read:



Oxford Owl Reading:



Teaching Handwriting Beginners:



Teaching Handwriting Capital Letters:



Teaching Handwriting Cursive for Beginners:



Teaching Handwriting Cursive Letter Choices:



Teaching Number Formation:



Teaching Letter Joins:



Dancing Videos for Exercise:



Cosmic Kids Yoga:



Use the scroll bar at the side of the power point to follow the one more or less questions. 

Use the scroll bar to access phase 2 and 3 sounds:

Work through the next slides and talk to your family about your visit to the farm:

Can you read the words on the next slide: 

Phase 2 and 3 Sight Words:

CVC words for you to read: 

Can you talk to your family about the following video?

Can Mrs Ashraf's Group read the story below:

Can anyone give my gnome a name? 

Here is another story for you to enjoy:

Written and illustrated by Sue Hendra. 

Can you play I spy with me? 

All the videos, songs, images and graphics used in the videos belong to their respective owners and Pikes Lane do not own the rights to them.