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Reception Notice Board during school closure


We will post school work on this Notice Board on Monday with several tasks that you could do throughout the week.  If you need to contact us please use the following email addresses:





We have created a password protected Reception page which allows us to post children's work and photos safely.  You will receive a parentmail with the Reception password. Please do not share this beyond our immediate Reception community.


We hope that you and your families stay safe and well. Here is some advice from the Healthy Schools team: Staying Healthy - Information for Parent 


Tell one story now, help thousands of children tomorrow


Calling all parents of children’s aged 4-8: this is a great fun opportunity for your kids to be part of a nationwide speech and language therapy research study. The data will be used to help build an assessment tool for speech therapists in the NHS.

This is being developed by a Chiswick based team, Therapy Box funded by NIHR (National Institute for Health Research). University of Bristol ethics board approved

It takes only 10 minutes. Download the App on iPhones or android, your child listens to a story and then completes the fun pirate treasure hunt activities.

As a thank you to Belmont, Therapy Box will donate an iPad to the school for every 25 children who complete the study.


Don't forget to add in the ASB redemption code in the grown up area.




PlayStore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/detailsid=com.voca.language.explorer

Website: www.languageexplorer.app

 Good Morning Reception! 

We hope you had a lovely weekend and ready for another week of Home Learning. 

This week, our theme is Pirates. 

Have a great week :)

Week Beginning 13th July 2020

You will find details of your challenges and some video's to explain them on your Google classroom.  Please let us know if you have any difficulty accessing this.

Story time with Miss Skinner and Miss Dunk!

Click on the link for Reception's Password Protected page and watch the stories for this week. We hope you enjoy them. 



I can tell a pirate story

This week we are going to have a go at writing a pirate story. Before you write the story, it's a good idea to practise telling one first. There are some props to help you with this in the materials section of the assignment on Google classroom.

Think about where your story is going to be set. Will it be on the pirate ship or on an island. Describe what the surroundings look like. Who are the characters in the story? What are their names? Are they good pirates or bad pirates? What adventure will they go on? How will your story end? You might want to make a story map to help you with retelling your story. Once you know your story really well, have a go at writing it. 


Go onto your Google classroom to find all the video's and materials that you will need for this challenge.


During this year, we have learnt lots of different skills in Maths. Here are some different activities for you to try which will help your practise these skills.
1. Crack the Code
2. Pirate Activity Book
3. Colour by Number
4. Pirate missing numbers
5. Pirate Mosaics
6. Pirate Number Bonds
7. Adding more treasure
8. I Spy Add and checklist

Go onto your Google classroom to find all the materials that you will need for this challenge.

PSED: Transition to Year 1

Here are some Pirate themed activities for Transition into Year 1.
1. Pirate Passport to Year 1
2. Read Jake's First Day
3. Write a message in the bottle to your new teacher. (Choose the sheet that best suits your child's ability)
4. Play Jake's First Day board game
5. Worry message in a bottle

Go onto your Google classroom to find all the video's and materials that you will need for this challenge. 

Understanding the World

Have a go at doing one of the pirate experiments.

Go onto your Google classroom to find all the video's and materials that you will need for this challenge. 

Creative Learning

This week we have 3 creative activities for you to try:

1. Create a pirate face

2. Follow the instructions to make a telescope

3. Make your own pirate hat

Go to the Google Classroom to the instructions and resources you will need. 



There is a new pirate phonics activity.  Go to the Google classroom to practise your Phase 3 phonic sounds

Activities for Light Bulb 1
Activities for Light Bulb 2
Activities for Light Bulb 3


Please make sure you continue to read every day. 

Bug Club

You should have received your Bug Club log in details. We have set up the children’s book bands so that they are ready to go.  The books are phonic based and we have started them on a band that they should find manageable to ensure they enjoy their first experiences.  We can of course adjust this as necessary.  The system is set up to automatically move the children on when they have finished reading books within a band.  At the moment we have put on a book limit of 5 books per week.

Oxford Owl have eBooks for your children to read while they are at home. They are use like the books we use in school. Look at the back of your child’s current reading book and it will have the book band written. Look for the colour on the website and your child can choose the book they would like to read.


You could try reading a Comic which use the sounds we have learnt. Start on Phase 2 and read the Comic with the sounds you know. 


Here are some questions you can ask your child while reading at home. Choose a couple of questions to ask at a time.



This week, we are exploring pirates. Have a go at learning this song. 

 Visit our Google Classroom to learn some other songs. 

Physical Development: Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor control

This week, we have a variety of different tasks to help improve your finger strength. 

  • Practise your cutting skills
  • Pirate pencil control activities
  • Split pin pirate


Go onto your Google classroom to find all the video's and materials that you will need for this challenge.

Physical Development: Gross Motor Skills

Pirate Dancing

Follow the link to try the second part of this BBC Dance based on Pirates. 


Try some Pirate Themed Wake Up, Shake Up and Water Themed yoga. 

Go onto your Google classroom to find all the video's and materials that you will need for this challenge.

Wake Up, Shake Up Ideas

Silly Pirate song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBcrVzY4hDE

A pirate your shall be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe_HDfdmnaM

Pirate Prep (Dance-A-Long) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0pc5J1xkrk

There are a few more ideas on your Google classroom. 

PE at Home

Our PE Leads have  together a 'PE at home' document for you. It includes a range of online links and apps that you can use at home to help stay physically active during this time. 

Sensei Alex who runs our Belmont karate club has done lots of online lessons now available on Youtube.  He has uploaded some videos to youtube and more will be uploaded in the coming days.  You can subscribe to the page and click on notifications, as they will also be doing live streaming.   

Try some Karate