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Reception Rainbow Home Learning Hub

Wednesday 8th July – Sunday 12th July 2020

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Can you believe that it is nearly the end of the school year! Keep HAVING LOTS OF FUN PLAYING, LEARNING and BEING CREATIVE. HELPING YOUR FAMILY is GREAT too. WELL DONE!   Keep it up you SUPERSTARS! 🙂 WE MISS YOU!

This weeks story is Alice in Wonderland. Here is an exercise video from the Mad Hatter to one of the songs called ‘A very merry unbirthday to you!’. 

  • Here is a reading from Miss Knutsen. There are quite a few versions of this book. It is a shorter, condensed version of the traditional story. This book was from Home bargains for a bargain 69p! Maybe you might be able to save some pocket money and buy a copy if you can find it. Sit comfortably and switch on your listening ears. 
  • Have you ever wrote a book review? A book review tells other readers what you think of the story – whether it is good or bad, what your pest part is and so on. Have a go here using this sheet. 


  • Mrs Sayer has a lovely book from many years ago. It has lovely illustrations in it and it is split up into chapters. Here is a sneak preview of some of the pages. We have included some colouring sheets if you would like to have a go at colouring your own. There are a mixture of different ones. You could even trace the picture!  

alice-in-wonderland-colouring-pages          Alice-in-Wonderland-Colouring-Sheets

  • This is a recording of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It is split up into chapters. 

  • Can you SPOT THE 10 DIFFERENCES in these pictures? Talk about it with an adult. 
  • We’re going on a door hunt! Alice found a tiny door in the story. When you are travelling, either by car, on foot, or on other modes of transport, look out for different doors in different places.
  • Fold a piece of paper in half, like a card and on the front page, draw a picture of your favourite door or even design your own.
  • Next have a think about what adventure your door will take you on… where will the door lead to? Open you card and inside can you draw your new place where it transports you to? Can you label things in your picture and / or write a story about it? Or maybe you can send a postcard from where your door has taken you? The opportunities are endless. Have lots of fun! 


  • Have you every played Simon Says? Well today you are going to play ‘The Queen of Hearts says’… Get read, this may tire you out! 
  • CARDS, CARDS, CARDS … We have lots of different card activities for you to join in with. 
  • The first one is looking at the pack of cards and seeing if you can guess what the missing numbers are… 
  • Can you order the whole pack into a number line from Ace (1) to 10 and then jack, queen, king? There are 4 suits in a pack of cards so you can pile the same cards on top of each other. 
  • One of my favourite games is ‘Higher or Lower’. Watch this to learn how to play then have a go yourself. It’s so much fun! 
  • A different type of game is Chess. Mrs Bentham has used the chess board here to play a similar game of higher and lower – using more than and less than,. Take a look and join in… 
  • Mrs Sayer had a great idea to create this BEST FRIENDS – number bonds to 10 game. Check it out and have a go yourself. I have played a few times and I have been timing myself and I am trying to beat my score! tell us what your time record is. You get faster the more you play! 
  • Use the cards do some addition number sentences. Watch this to show you how and to remind you of some counting tips. 
  • Next we will do some subtractions, (take aways). 
  • Alice in Wonderland has a special tea party. Do you know how to set a table for a tea party or even a picnic? Watch this video to learn more… 
  • This is photograph of Mrs Sayer’s completed tea party table setting. Can you talk about what you can see –  What objects can you see? How many of each object can you see? What patterns are on them? 

  • Can you make name cards so that the people in your tea party know where to sit? 
  • Can you write out an invitation to invite your guests to your tea party?  


  • Alice in Wondeland drinks a magic potion that makes her small. can you make your own ‘Drink Me’ potion using different ingredients. Watch Miss Bentham to learn how to do it. 
  • Can you write a label for your potion and decorate it ? 
  • Can you write a list of ingredients that you used in your potion? 


  • Have a go at tracing the correct lower case letter that matches the capital letter. 



  • Pot of Gold activity: Our Cosmic Yoga story today is called ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoy all of the activities above! Enjoy the weekend and we’ll have more for you to do on Monday. Take care, stay safe, and play!

Best wishes from Mrs Sayer; Miss Fisher; Miss Maddison; Miss Knutsen; Mrs Horscroft; Miss Langeveld.


EYFS Previous Rainbow Home Learning Hub Weeks

Click on the images to see previous learning weeks.

We have also put in all of our previous phonics videos and a range of activities to go with it too.

We have focused on Phase 3 phonics, which are mainly digraphs.

A digraph is 2 letters that make one sound, like sh, oa and er.  

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 


The Squiggle Baby SharkPhonics –  ar   sound  Saving Tally
Phonics – oo  sound
Somebody Swallowed StanleyPhonics –   sh   sound The Storm Whale

Phonics –    ee  sound 


Tadpoles to FrogsPhonics –  oa   sound



The Beatles Phonics –   or  sound


The Beatles Week 2  Phonics –  oi  sound Mama built a little nest Do Unto Otters

Phonics –  er  sound 

Owl BabiesPhonics –  ow   sound
The Very Hungry Caterpillar 


The Squiggle Baby SharkPhonics –  ar   sound  Saving Tally
Phonics – oo  sound
Somebody Swallowed StanleyPhonics –   sh   sound The Storm Whale

Phonics –    ee  sound 


Tadpoles to FrogsPhonics –  oa   sound



The Beatles Phonics –   or  sound


The Beatles Week 2  Phonics –  oi  sound Mama built a little nest Do Unto Otters

Phonics –  er  sound 

Owl BabiesPhonics –  ow   sound
Alice in WonderlandPhonics –  igh  sound Phonics Phase 2 initial sounds –

p sound



Click the image below to see our previous Home Learning Activities.


All of the activities we upload are planned around the seven areas of learning

in the Early Years’ Foundation Stage, which are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development Maths Physical Development Literacy Communication and Language Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design
Making relationships;

Self-confidence and self-awareness;

Managing feelings and behaviour


Shape, space and measure

Moving and handling;




Listening and attention;

Understanding; Speaking

People and communities;

The world; Technology

Exploring and using media and materials;

Being imaginative

Reception Curriculum Guide

Reception National Expectations

Other useful information

We follow Jolly Phonics for phase 2. You can google Jolly Phonics Phase 2, for the songs we have learnt and we follow Monster Phonics for phases 3-5. The children will continue with Monster phonics throughout the rest of the infants.

Please sing lots of nursery rhymes with your child and simple songs. This helps them develop their language, sounds, understanding of rhyme, memory etc

Children tend to be good at rote counting, but less secure at reading numbers, have a look at numbers around you, on houses, buses, car number plates etc.



Helping your EYFS child at home with Maths

Helping your EYFS child at home with Maths

‘Teach Your Monsters To Read’ FREE online reading activities

‘Teach Your Monsters To Read’

Downloadable Documents and weblinks

Phonics fast and first

The Alphablocks Guide to Phonics
Understand phonics with this super-helpful tool kit for parents!

The Hive

National Autism Society Website