Reception 2

Welcome to Reception 2!

School closure support

Hi Reception 2, here are some extra links to work that you can access during the school closure. I hope you are all well and are keeping safe! Remember to keep washing those hands and keep singing the 'Happy Birthday' song (2 times) when you wash them. Don't forget to send me your lovely work and keep earning those Marvellous Me badges! 


Take care,


Miss Hollis smiley

Work for week beginning 30.03.20


Monday - Hi Reception 2, here is a link to a story called Handa's Surprise. Copy and paste the link into your browser in order to access. After you have listened to the story, please access the activities and see how many you can do. As always, it is lovely to see your work, so keep getting in touch and letting me know how you are getting on. 


Tuesday - Good morning everyone, hope you are all okay today! I have uploaded a new story for today called 'Peace at last' alongside a writing activity where I teach how to hold a sentence. You can access the videos as many times as you like and don't forget to include the stories as part of your 1000 stories list! Have a lovely day! 


Wednesday - Hi Reception! Hope you are all enjoying your home learning experience. I love all of the photographs and messages that you have been sending. You can find our new story of the day below. It is called 'How to catch a star'. It is one of my favourite stories so I hope you enjoy it. Alongside this, there are some activities that you can do also. Enjoy! 


Thursday - ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS! A request was sent to me to read this story, so here it is. Hope you all enjoy it! There is also a word document of activities to go with it for you to access. Have a wonderful day and keep sending your work, it's amazing. 


Friday - Today's challenge is to learn all about Easter. Below is a link that will tell you pretty much all you need to know about Easter time. Watch each of the clips on the website and then over the holidays you can access the Easter craft activities and have lots of fun! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday! 



Take care, 

Miss Hollis smiley

Aliens Love Underpants Activities

How to catch a star activities

Handa's Surprise activities


Here you can see all of the wonderful work that has been sent in. It may give you some ideas to things you can try at home! Enjoy! 


Creative work - Making pants for Aliens!

Creative work - Making pants for Aliens! 1
Creative work - Making pants for Aliens! 2
Creative work - Making pants for Aliens! 3
Creative work - Making pants for Aliens! 4
Creative work - Making pants for Aliens! 5
Creative work - Making pants for Aliens! 6
Creative work - Making pants for Aliens! 7


Baking 1
Baking 2

Looking for shapes

Looking for shapes 1 Harrison found lots of shapes in our story!

Maddie's sentence about 'Peace at last'

Maddie's sentence about 'Peace at last' 1 Independent work!

Puppet show

Puppet show 1
Puppet show 2

"The witch comes to help all of the small people and she tells the wizard he must turn everybody back big, the wizard says no, only if you pay me 100's of pounds.The witch says ok but I will make everyone big and then make you small because you are very mean."


Easter decorations

Easter decorations 1 Easter decoration
Easter decorations 2 Lacey's worked very hard!

Be Calm!

Follow the link to Cosmic Kids Yoga! Work your way through some well known stories whilst reaching a calm place. 


Rainbow Breathing

When we need calm time in Reception 2, we breathe like a rainbow would. Follow the link to do your daily rainbow breathing! 



We also like to freeze up and melt as a way to relax. Do your daily 'melting' by following this link 



Why not try some thoughtful conversations and questions today? Click the link to open up activity packs and videos full of thoughtful questions to spark philosophical conversations! 


I have a Maths resource for you to check out, to keep the children embedding those skills learnt in the classroom. Go to The activities can be done without the story, however here is a link to the story found on Youtube to get your child engaged!


You can also access the 'Numberblocks' using the BBC Iplayer. Follow the link[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL09]-[PS_IPLAYER~C~~P_Numberblocks:TheWrongNumber] 


A Reception favourite is the NumberJacks! This programme can be found on YouTube. Follow the link 

All Through History (Official Lyric Video) - Nick & Becky Drake // Worship For Everyone

Enjoy singing this at home, teach your parents if you can!


If you would like your child to continue having their daily phonics session, then you can catch Ruth Miskin on YouTube daily. It is a highly recommended resource and will keep your child engaged with reading and refresh their sound knowledge. Here is the link: 


Alternatively you can access Phonics play for free using the following: 

Username: march20

Password: home


You can also access the 'Alphablocks' from BBC iplayer. Click the link below. 



Make a rainbow

If you haven’t already heard from social media, a lot of young children are creating rainbow pictures to put in the windows of their homes. Why not try and create a rainbow picture to put in the window of your home. You can use any creative materials you like, for example, paint, pencil crayons, wax crayon etc. If you do not have these materials why not try and make something colourful using lego bricks and place them on a windowsill?


At school, the children have been learning to write letters in cursive. On Youtube, there is a great video which shows you exactly how to form each letter of the alphabet. This is a great tool to use alongside the formation sheet. You could even use this video as a reading exercise by letting it play through and asking your child to say each sound they see in the video. To challenge further, then think of something that starts with that sound. Here is the link:

1000 stories

It is so important to keep reading, reading, reading! Read as many books as you can, and keep working your way up to 1000 mark. Make a list of each story shared on a blank piece of paper and when school re-opens we can stamp your card. If you are struggling for books at home, you can use the Oxford Owl or cbeebies link below, which will direct you to ‘Bedtime stories’. 


Helicopter Stories

In Reception we tell Helicopter stories. This is an opportunity for your child to tell a story that they have made up. As your child is telling the story, write it down on a sheet of paper, exactly as they tell it (roughly half a side of A4). Then the fun bit begins, as a family, act the story out. I guarantee if you ask your child to tell you a story and act it out, they will become very excited!


Have free access to ebooks online by using the Oxford Owl website. Use your class login to sign in. Read as many books as you can! 


Counting games

Keep up your counting skills with Topmarks! There are lots of games relevant to Early Years. Follow the link and let me know what you counted today! 




Hanging Monkeys

Here is an interactive reading game that you can play called 'Hanging Monkeys'. Use your Fred talk to read the CVC words and match the correct picture! What level can you reach? 


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