Harry Gosling Primary School

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Harry Gosling Primary School, Fairclough Street, London, E1 1NT

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Reception Home Learning


Dear Reception,

If you are reading this page, it is probably because you are doing your work from home. 

It is important that your continue your learning whilst at home. This page will tell you what you need to do.

You have been given a Home Learning pack and you can use this to complete your learning.

We hope that you stay well and we look forward to seeing you back at school soon.


Watch the videos below and join in. Feel free to pause the videos and go at your own pace. Try robotting the words on your own, after Mr Thorne.


High frequency words are words that are commonly found in books that children in Reception read. Please help your child learn these words by site to help them with their reading. You can go through them like flash cards, create a pairs game where they can match them, bingo, or match them in the books they share with you. The more words they know, the easier they will find it to read. Read to your child everyday and sign their reading record. 

Reading List

Below are a list of books you can share with your child. These books are linked to some of the themes we have been covering in Reception this half term. if you are unable to buy them, or borrow them from a library, you can often find YouTube videos of them - some are even animated.

Can't Sleep Little Bear

Whatever Next

Peace at Last

The Bear and the Piano

The Bear Who Stared

On the Farm

Farmer Duck

Curly the Pig

Here we Are

Ruby's Worry


People Who Help us Series 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt


  1. Please help your child to practise writing their name everyday. Besides the first letter in their name, all of the letters should be lowercase.
  2. Children should be encouraged to use the high frequency words in their writing too. For example, they can label a picture they have drawn of a cat; 'the cat', or a picture of their mum 'mum'.
  3. Practise writing the letters in the phonics videos with Mr Thorne. 


Below, are series of online lessons that will help your child with their adding and subtraction. watch the video together, pause when necesary and support them with their problem solving skills. You can use some of the resources in your home learning pack to help, as well as objects from around your house.

Adding: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/combining-two-groups-71gkec 

Taking away: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-subtraction-by-partitioning-6cu38d 

Practising: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/practising-addition-and-subtraction-6tk3cd 


This half term lots of children in Reception have been interested in junk modelling. They can use anything around the house, including your recycling, to build something from their imagination, or something they have seen themselves. It helps them to develop the strength in their hands by using scissors to cut, as well as their problem solving skills. 

Take a look at these amazing volcanoes they made using junk modelling: