Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

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Reception remote Learning

Welcome to Reception's Learning at Home page!

We hope you are all safe and well and looking after each other.

On this page you will find ideas of how you can support your child at home. We have included our time table for those of you wanting some structure to your day but remember that this is what happens in a classroom at school, with teachers,support staff and peers. We do not expect you to replicate this at home! We are all living in different situations at home and only you know what suits you and your family best.


Please remember, this is guidance only. You know what your child is capable of and how much they need to feel stimulated each day!

Try and read with your child as regularly as you can. This includes reading to them as well as listening to them read (there is a great free website as the bottom of the page!)

If you can, try some of the phonics and maths ideas as this will ensure that the children are rehearsing and remembering what they have learnt in school ready for when we return.


However, the other VERY important part of an Early Years Curriculum is..........................PLAY!

In the Early Years we know that children learn best through play and whilst it may not look like learning to you, rest assured they are learning all of the time!


Lego / duplo = developing fine motor control as they manipulate the pieces to build and take apart

Painting/drawing = developing creative ideas through colour mixing and exploring with different movements

Role Play/Small world = developing language associated with stories and real life. They use connectives such as 'then, next'

Riding a bike/scooter/walking = developing gross motor movements and being able to move with control


If you would like to contact us or have photos that you would like to share on our page please email workathome@fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Take care of yourselves and each other.



Hello From Miss Palmer and Miss Ferber!

Photo Gallery

What great learning Turtles!

Home learning

Thursday 9th July


Read the following captions and draw a picture to go with them.

The barn was on the farm.

The car was red.

A cat is purring.


You have now found out about your classes for Year 1.

Can you write a sentence about how you are feeling? Use these sentence stems to help you:

I am looking forward to.......

I feel worried about.......

You can talk to your new teacher about these next week or send them in an email to us.


Can you complete the number bonds to 10?

Remember, this is two numbers that total 10.

eg 9 + 1 = 10

Can you write as many as you can in a number sentence?


Please look at the whole school topic plan on 'Chocolate'! 


Monday 6th July


Quick write CVCC and CCVC words.

Fold a piece of A4 paper into four parts. Say a CVCC / CCVC word (examples below). Sound-talk the word by using your fingers, pointing to one finger for each sound (we call this our phoneme fist). Ask your child to do the same. Encourage your child to write the word, one letter in each part of the folded paper Continue with different CVCC / CCVC words.










Have a go at learning these phase 4 tricky words:





Can your child spot these words in their story books?



Read / watch ‘Meerkat Mail’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iptflWYEj8

Look at the settings shown in the illustrations. Can you describe them?

Can you write a postcard from Sunny to his family at home?

Can you write an invitation for a ‘welcome home’ party for Sunny?

What do you know about meerkats? Can you write a report on them?



Read / watch ‘Meerkat Mail’ again.

How many meerkats are in the story? Can you find a way of recording this?

Sunny thinks that his home is too hot. Can you find out what the temperature is where you live? How would you describe this e.g. hot, cold, freezing etc?

Useful Resources







Collins Big Cat are offering free ebook access to parents and children.

The books start at Pink level and are read aloud to support the children.

Click on the lion picture for the link or go to Collins Connect 

and click on the Teacher portal and enter: 

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20! 

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 Art    Whole School Challenge   


Music     https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/eyfs-early-years-music/zhm7wty/   


International Children's Library     Books in a variety of languages

Understanding Coronavirus    A story illustrated by Axel Sheffler to explain the Coronavirus to children

Previous Learning Ideas Can Be Found Here