Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Jessop


Dear Parents,

Welcome to our Reception class . We hope that you and your children will have a very happy time this academic year. The children have been working very hard in the Spring term and both myself and Miss McMillan are very proud of all the children in Reception. 


Home Learning

Please do not feel overwhelmed by everything when you are working from home. Please try to do different activities each day with your children. I have attached a timetable in files to download for you to follow if you wish. You do not have to follow this it is just a guide for you. Please remember that the most important thing is that you and your family are safe and well. 

Please keep checking the website over the next few weeks as I will be uploading different activities for the children to complete at home. The activities for the children to do will be placed in files to download. You do not have to print these off but just copy them on to paper. 

This term we are covering Spring and growing. Encourage the children to go out in their garden and look for signs of Spring. Draw some flowers and animals that we see in spring.

I have put a few websites on for you to use. Please hover the mouse over the website name (which is underlined) and click on to the name. This should take you straight to the website.   

Purple Mash  This is a good website for the children to use. The children have been given a password and login for this. 

This week on Purple Mash can you have a look at Knowledge and understanding of the World and go on Simple City. Do not forget to save your work. 

Also have a look at Music sound sequences. 

Phonics play This website has good resources for reading and phonics it is free to use. The children can play great games on here. 

Username: march 20 Password: home

Oxford Owl   A great website for the children to read books on line. I have sent the password via Tapestry. 


Read, Write Inc - Daily virtual lessons for children

We're streaming three, short Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on our YouTube channel.

The schedule for the RWI sounds can be found in the dowload section on this page.

• Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

Films for parents

Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on the RWI website and YouTube channel.  

Playdough recipe Here is a great playdough recipe for you to make at home. If you do not have food colouring just make it without it is still great to use.

Dough Disco    Great for fine motor skills and just dancing. This link takes you to dough disco singing days of the week.

Speak up Salford This is a speech and language website which has some good ideas about how you can help your child with their speech and understanding of words. 

Music Out of the Ark Music

This website has music on for the children to listen to and sing along to. It also has other activities to do with music 



Files to Download

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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX