Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Reception page

Welcome to the Reception Page



This page is designed to show you the topics we have been learning in school and for activities and ideas to support your learning at home further. Experiences throughout our school are play based, and children will be involved in group work led by an adult. As the year progresses, we develop the organisation to include group guided work and independent work.


Topic work is integral to the school day and classes work on English and Maths that are linked to our topics to encourage enjoyment and a deeper understanding.


In Maths, children are given many opportunities to problem solve and apply to real life situations.

They write for a purpose in English and read a variety of texts whilst developing what they have learned through daily phonics work.


Work is planned so that all children are given work that is at their level to ensure they are making the most progress they possibly can.


Have a look below at some of the activities you can do at home. These activities are to encourage your child to continue their learning that we have been doing in school.


To send us anything you have been doing or any questions, please message us on the class dojo page. Your child also has a unique area and can upload any work or photos on this for the class teachers to see. 





Below are all the activities, resources and videos produced during lockdown. These are all still very relevant and you are more than welcome to complete any of these activities at home to support your child's learning should you wish.

Learning at home


We hope that you are all well and we miss you very much. We have added some new activities for this week below. We would really like to see what you have been up to, please email your photos to us and we can put them on the reception page.


Instead of putting activities and challenges onto the website each day

we will put on a selection for you to choose from during the week.


A brilliant way to start the day…..


Have any of you been taking part in Joe Wicks daily PE session? It is a great way to start the day and it’s on his youtube channel Monday through to Friday and starts at 9am until 9.30.  Don’t worry if you miss the start as you can watch it from the beginning when you’re ready.

Ideas to keep you busy over summer 2020-send us any photos of the ones you complete


Reception daily letters and sounds lesson


Click on the links below for this weeks activities and challenges:

All the challenges and activities from previous weeks are on here too, just scroll down each page. 

Here are some other fabulous resources for you to click and explore:

Don't forget we would love to see any of the activities you have been doing at home, please email photos through to the class emails 

(the links are at the top of the page)

and we can put them on the website for you and your friends to see.

Please click on the following link for some lovely maths activities to do at home from the White Rose Maths Scheme:

Please click here to access our learning at home page.  

  It has lots of links to useful websites for you to access at home.

From the makers of PLAYMOBIL: ROBert explains the corona virus to children. 

A useful book all about the Coronavirus for children. 



A story to share about social distancing.


Half term activities

Please click on the links below to find out about our topics for each term,

find things to do at home and enjoy looking

at our fabulous work and fun photos!