RIDGEWAY Primary School

Reception-Remote Learning Page

This is the page that we will be using for Remote Learning this year. This could be in the form whole class/school closure due to a Covid-19 outbreak, or for individuals who have to isolate when waiting for a test or following a positive test in the household. A letter about our Remote Education this year, along with login codes for various platforms and an exercise book were all sent home earlier in the year.

Take care and stay safe,

Mr Wilson

Friday 15th January 2021

Happy Friday everyone


English –Practice your handwriting c o a d g . Watch BBC Bitesize 'Caterpillar letters' to see how they are formed.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgjj6sg/articles/zwnh4qt

Remember to write in pencil and start at the top and curl towards the left.


Phonics ch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GelUH70jO0

Geraldine Giraffe ch diagraph   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyrYDitif1o

Draw 4 things which feature the ch sound and write ch beside each one.


Extension - Watch Alphablocks sh ch   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us3ZC-VDQ9w


Maths – Watch White Rose Maths Alive in 5! Week 2 Session 5 How many are hiding? https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-2/ 

This continues missing numbers from yesterday. Keep practicing using toys, cubes or pasta pieces. Hide some under a cloth and then calculate how many are hiding.

Extension – complete the missing number calculations in your remote learning book.

     6  =   4 +    _                  3  =   2  +  _               4  =   1   +  _                       5  =  3   +   _


Topic – Watch BBC Bitesize Dinosaur Discovery https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/znc3y9q

Move on to the Jurassic period and play the Stegosaurus part of the programme today and see if you can earn the last 3 stickers for your Dino Book.  Well done if you got all the stickers in your book.


Watch the video showing you how to draw a dinosaur using shapes. Have a go drawing your own dinosaur like they did in the video.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ2h6W4YVz0 

Take a photograph of your dinosaur picture and show me on Seesaw. 


Enjoy a cartoon for finishing all your work this work    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoBMkDqGjE8

Thursday 14th January 2021

Good morning to all. 

A day of dinosaurs, missing numbers and the sh sound. Work hard everyone and have fun.

English – Use letter sounds #2 to recap sounds and actions already learned.

Watch Geraldine Giraffe ‘sh’ sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx2Tf9TE1bc

Draw 5 things with the ‘sh’ diagraph. Write sh next to each picture.


Extension - Watch the video, sounding out each word. Then copy each word and put the sound buttons underneath the word. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gBsGxhdt2E


Maths – Watch White Rose Maths Alive in 5! Week 2 Session 4 How many are hiding? https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-2/  

Then using 2 dishes – turn one upside down to represent the tent or the hidden animals. Using counters or small animals ask an adult to hide some under the dish so that you can work out how many are hiding under the dish. Repeat this several times until your child is becoming more confident finding the missing number.

If your child is finding this difficult try using fingers to show how many animals to start – put down the number of fingers for the animals you can see – the fingers left are the ones hiding.

Extension – complete the missing number calculations in your remote learning book.

     4  =   2 +    _                5  =   4  +  _               3  =   1   +  _                 5  =  2   +   _          4   =  1   +  _


Topic – Watch BBC Bitesize Dinosaur Discovery https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/znc3y9q

Move on to the Jurassic period and play the Yi part of the programme today and see if you can earn 3 more stickers for your Dino Book.

Tell an adult about what a Yi would have eaten and how it caught its food. You could record this on Seesaw for me to see too.


Finished all your work?

Enjoy a dinosaur story as your reward. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCR42DG1joU

 letter sounds #2.pdfDownload
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Wednesday 13th January 2021

Welcome to Wednesday everyone. I had some fantastic photographs of your dinosaur masks from Monday. Well done to everyone!

English – Watch and join in with the Jolly Phonics songs and actions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzBoqtayewI


Read the tricky words for Phase 2 and 3 (in files below)


Next, practice writing the tricky words. Adult to say the word – child to write it.     to I no into go the        These are Phase 2 words. Keep practicing any your child finds difficult.

If your child can do all these without help move to the next set which is Phase 3 tricky words      he she me we be was my


Extension if they can write all Phase 2 and 3 without help then watch and sing along to the YouTube video of tricky words.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

Then demonstrate writing the words  you  are  (please note the class has not seen these before so will need reading to them and help at the beginning)


Maths – Watch White Rose Maths Alive in 5! Week 2 Session 3 learning about making 5. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-2/ 

Complete the activity set at the end of the video.


Write 6 different calculations for 5 frog playing the Freeze game – adding 3 numbers to make 5 eg 2 + 1 + 2 = 5. It might be helpful to use apparatus like pasta or Lego pieces to split 5 onto 3 plates so your child can see the 3 separate numbers. 

DoodleMaths - complete 5 a day and any new learning please.

Extension - on Seesaw you will find an addition to 5 activity using a 10 frame.


Topic – Watch BBC Bitesize Dinosaur Discovery https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/znc3y9q

Move on to the Jurassic period and play the Diplodocus part of the programme today and see if you can earn 3 more stickers for your Dino Book.


Then use the dinosaur word mat (in files below) to learn the names of the different common dinosaurs. Ask and adult to test you to see how many you remember.


Draw and colour one of the dinosaurs and write their name below your picture.

Extension - label your dinosaur with the body parts head tail feet neck.


** Enjoy a story for all your great work     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulIaq9WNids  

 tricky words #1.pdfDownload
 tricky words #2.pdfDownload
 tricky words #3.pdfDownload
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Tuesday 12th January 2021

Happy Tuesday everyone.

I hope the children enjoyed the learning about dinosaurs and are starting to learn some dinosaur names.

Here is todays learning - in a slightly different format than usual but it means you do not have to download the document to get to the links - hope it helps.

English – Today we are learning ‘th’. The Jolly Phonics action for it is 2 rude clowns sticking their tongue out at each other and saying ‘th’ – take a look at the picture at the bottom on this page.

Some children may be familiar with this sound – if so start with the Alphablocks work –  If your child is unsure they can watch Geraldine Giraffe  ‘th’ by following the link 



Watch Alphablocks ‘th’     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB43Qgu2Oac&list=PLbLK9vA5SHxMngmNql2aUhhXRDlUD97za&index=4

Draw 3 things which have the ‘th’ sound eg cloth path  bath  thick


Draw a picture of a bath and write the sentence ‘This is a bath‘ below it.      Please use a writing pencil to write with in your learning books.


Extension - In remote learning books write the words this that then thin thick with path moth bath and add the sound button underneath.


Maths – Watch White Rose Maths Alive in 5! Week 2 Session 2 adding 2 numbers. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/alive-in-5-week-2/    


Follow the activity from White Rose Maths – using 2 plates and 5 buttons to make 5 in different ways.


Use number cards to make pairs of numbers that make 5. How quickly can you recognise a pair that makes 5.


Extension – watch the video about making 5 and guessing what the missing number is  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5_8pbLfjk


Topic – Watch the next part of BBC Bitesize Dinosaur Discovery https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdp4382/articles/znc3y9q

Play the T Rex part of the programme today and see if you can earn 3 stickers for your Dino Book.


Watch the PowerPoint with an adult and learn about what dinosaurs ate (the PowerPoint is in files)


Record yourself on Seesaw telling me about the food a T Rex ate and why we know this.


** Enjoy a story for all your great work     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWoopkMgLqM

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Monday 11th January 2021

Hello again. I hope everyone had a good weekend.

I had a message about  not being able to access the shadow puppets video last week. Sorry about this - I am not a technical whizz and I tend to copy and paste the IP address into the word document. I know, from when I have been in school, that links will only work if you download the document first and then click on the link to access the web page. Not sure if this will help but I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. If the problem continues then please contact Mr. Wilson - he is much better with IT than I am. Alternatively, try a google search for the item - I will try and make sure I put the full name in the planning. 

Have a super day everyone!

 triceratops mask.pdfDownload
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Friday 8th January 2021

Thank you again for the all the children's work. Hopefully it is getting easier to manage the different apps!

Have a super day and I look forward to see all the lovely work.

Thursday 7th January 2021

Hello and good morning.

I was so pleased with the work I received yesterday. It was fantastic to see. I have tried to comment on all work but a couple slipped through the net...sorry. Please help your child to read these comments so they know I am looking at their work and value their efforts.

I hope it was manageable for you. If not please let me know. I try to judge the amount by the time it could possibly take to complete.

Please note Bug Club is working again ( I hope!) I will set this as a task during the week but if you have anytime left try reading each day.... it really does not have to be the whole book - just a couple of pages - as some child are still finding sounding out difficult so keep it short and sweet so they enjoy it.

Todays learning is below and I will try to keep to this format each day.

 letter sounds #1.pdfDownload
 letter sounds #2.pdfDownload
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Wednesday 6th January 2021

Welcome to the reception class online learning page. Each day I will add an English, Maths and topic activity for your child to complete. These activities will often be in bite size chunks and do not have to be done all in one session. It may be easier to do 10-15 minutes and then have a short break and then do another 'chunk'. The children do not have the concentration to work for long periods of time so splitting it into smaller parts will make it more manageable for them and you.  In class, I would differentiate the activities to each child's level but that is not possible on here so I will set each task at a level where I think most children can access it . If your child finds it too hard then maybe repeat the activity the next day so they become more confident with it. Please do not try and force them to do work they are not ready for. If your child finds the work easy then try to extend them by asking for more examples, using bigger numbers or more words to think of etc. If you need any help with this email me and I will do my best to help. Please date all work in remote learning books. This work does not need to be photographed and uploaded unless I ask for that in the activity notes.

I know there is a problem with the passwords on Bug Club and children cannot access the books. I will issue new passwords very soon.

Below is the work for today with the links to the online tasks they need to complete. Good luck!

 letter sounds wed 6th Jan.pdfDownload
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Tuesday 2nd December 2020

Phonics is learning the sh and ch sounds. Go on a hunt around the house and find 2 things which start with the sounds eg chocolate, chair, shoes and shirt. Draw the things you find in the Remote Learning book.

Maths - finding different ways of making 5.  Find 5 objects and put them into 2 groups recording the addition calculation eg 2 and 3 =5. 

Literacy - learning to write he she me be. If confident when looking at the word try it from memory.

Practice writing i r n m h letters (they all start at the top).

Topic - think of things which are always yellow. Draw pictures of 5 things which are always yellow eg lemon and sunflower.

Friday 13th November 2020

Happy Friday !

Here is todays work -

Practice your name writing - 1st and 2nd with a capital letter to start each name.

Phonics is adding sound buttons to these words and then reading / sounding each word out.  hiss doll huff puff cuff  miss  fill loss  toss

Topic work is talking about Diwali. Watch the video on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZU6M4EisyA  or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mk_vgNr6OE 

Talk about what happens at Diwali.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday 12th November 2020 

Phonics today is learning  ff. Read words with ff at the end eg huff puff ruff. write the words in your book and add the sound buttons.

Then add sound buttons to words am  it at pet, fog, can, sit, back, sun, hot, pen and read the words.

Continued from yesterday - learning to write I the The and into 

Topic today is talk about the colour red being associated with anger. When do you feel angry? What do you do if you are anger?

Have a super day.   

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Phonics today is writing the tricky words we have been learning. They are the The I. Today learn to write into + and. Copy them 5 times and then try and write without looking.

We are also learning to write c o a d g. They all start at the same place and follow on to form the new letter.

Maths is about number 3. with 3 objects show different ways that 3 can be split into 2 groups eg 2 + 1 or 1 + 2 etc. Write the calculation in your book.

Topic work is looking at red road signs - triangles mean 'take care' circles mean ' you must obey'. Try drawing some road signs in you book.

Tuesday 10th November 2020

Phonics today is the 'll' sound. Think of words which have ll at the end and write a list putting the sound buttons underneath. These will give you a start - doll, fill and roll.

Maths is looking at circles. Go on a shape hunt and find circles around the house. Draw 3 things with a circle.

From yesterday we will be telling the story of the Bear Hunt. Try drawing a map to show where the family went on the bear hunt.

Finally, we will be talking about clothes we wear in Autumn. Talk about why we need them to keep you warm and dry.

Monday 9th November 2020

Good morning

Phonics today is ss. Think of words which end in ss and sound them out. Draw 3 in your work book.

Practice sounding out 3 sound words eg can put sit back sun hot.

Maths - look for triangles and know that they have 3 sides.

Talk about Poppies and why we see them around at this time of year.

Read/watch We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen.

Friday 6th November 2020

Phonics is learning the l sound. Find things from around the house that start with l. Draw pictures of 5 things which start with l.

Use your letter cards to make cvc words. Make the words pet, pin, map, mad, tap.

Read all your tricky words. Practice writing the I and into.

Go on a shape hunt and find as many circles and triangles as you can.

Watch the story of The Lost Acorns. It is a Percy story and will be on YouTube. 

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday 5th November 2020

Phonics is learning the f and b sounds. Go on a hunt around the house to find things which begin with f or b and draw them in your work book.

Use the letter cards to make words (like yesterday). Make the animal names that might be in Percy's Park eg hen dog duck cat rat.

Draw a 3 repeat pattern in your work book. It could be using 3 colours or drawing shapes like circle square triangle.

Talk about the story of Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. 

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Watch A Snowy Night about Percy helping all the animals when it snows really heavily. Tell a grown up what happens in the story.

Use the letter cards to make 2 and 3 letter words eg it is at man, pat, can, rot etc.

Practice writing the and I. Then try to write a simple caption eg the dog, the cat, the man. Sound out the words to help you write then. Then draw a picture to go with your caption.

For maths - make a 2 or 3 repeat pattern using things from home - could be spoon fork spoon fork. If confident with this make a 3 repeat pattern.

Try to earn another 15 stars on DoodleMaths.

Have a good day and I will see you soon.

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

We will be looking at books all about Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth. Search  YouTube for the story called After the Storm and enjoy. Then ask your child to talk about what jobs Percy does in the park and who his friends are?  

Draw a picture of Percy and his animal friends in your remote learning book.

Please practice the different card sets which were sent home at the end of last half term. 
Earn at least 15 stars on DoodleMaths.
Also have a go at learning to write the tricky words.

Have a good day and I will see you soon.