Snowy Day Activities

  • Make a snow sculpture
  • Explore what happens to snow if you put it in different places. Which pot of snow will melt the fastest?
  • Find out how we can care for animals in the snow.
  • Play in the snow and describe what it feels like.


We hope you have fun with these activities Reception, wrap up warm and enjoy!

The Reception Team 🙂


Whole School Reading Challenge

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Whole School Snowman Competition

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Welcome to Reception!


The following website has some resources to help you support your child with phonics at home.

We also recommend any of the BBC Alphablocks resources. This term we are learning to read and write words using ai, ee, igh, oa, oo (food), oo (good), ar, or, ur, oa, oi, air, ear and er.


Remember to read your ebook on Collins ebooks.








This term reception are learning to make and compare numbers to 5. The children will learn all of the different ways of composing numbers. For example, 3 and 2 make 5. You can practise this at home by playing games.

  • Show the child an amount of objects (up to 5) before hiding some. Then ask the child to say how many are hiding.
  • Show the child an amount of objects and ask them to count them. Ask them how many more they will need to make an amount (up to 5).

We will also be comparing weights and capacities. Help your child to practise using the words heavy/light, heavier than/lighter than, heaviest/lightest, full, half full and empty. You can do this by comparing objects you have at home and by filling and emptying containers.