St Michael's CE Primary

Reception - lONDON



This year the classes have been named after Olympic cities and our class has been lucky enough to have been named after London. London held the Olympics in 2012 and GB came away with 65 medals in total: 29 Gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze. London is the capital city of England and is best known for being the home of The Royal Family, The London Eye and Big Ben.

We enjoyed learning all about The Queen’s Guardsmen, looking at how they parade and their uniform. We also looked at all the different London landmarks, where they are located and what you might see when you visit them. We created beautiful London skyline artwork and junk modelling lions. The highlight was going on a virtual visit to London Zoo and Buckingham palace and learning all about the animals and how The Queen lives and greets her guests in such an amazing palace.



Spring Term


Daily Phonics

The Department for Education have written and recorded online lessons presented by phonics experts. These are  designed to cover new phonics teaching that children would have received over the summer term had they been in school. 

Three sets of lessons will be available. One set for Reception and one for Year 1, based on where children are expected to be in their learning in the summer term. A third set of lessons focuses on extra blending practice which is an area that some children find the most challenging.

Please click on the picture to access these daily lessons on YouTube.   

 Red Ted

Read Every Day, Talk Every Day

RED TED is an acronym for children Reading Every Day with their parent or carer and then Talking Every Day about what they have read.


We strongly encourage you to continue RED TED as part of your home learning. Keep track of how many books you read with tally marks or by making your own chart. If you have your own printer you can download and print this chart (RED TED Chart).


Celebrate reaching reading milestones by sharing a picture of your chart with your teacher on Evidence Me. Please refer to the Reading section below for a list of websites offering a range of online books and read alouds. 


 Purple Mash

Please click on the picture below to access the Purple Mash website. Please ask your child's teacher if you are unsure of the log in details.

Click here to be directed to our Purple Mash information page. 


Please click on the links below to access different online stories that children can read or listen to. Most of them do not require you to sign up. Enjoy! 

Oxford Owl

Book Trust

Story Online 

Magic Key Story Books

Audible Stories

Physical Activities 

Keeping active is really important. Please try and do some physical activity everyday for 30 minutes. 

Joe Wicks PE Lesson

5 a day


Evidence Me

Evidence Me is the platform we use in the EYFS to share with you what your child has been learning at school.

Once you have activated your account you can download the Evidence Me by 2Simple app by visiting the App Store or Google Play.

View all your child’s observations any time by opening the Evidence Me app and tapping Observations on the quick-access bar in the bottom left-hand corner.

You can also use the app to share home learning with the class teacher. Simply select the media icon you want to use to record it and add a brief note explaining what your child has done. Your observations will automatically be uploaded to the school’s account as long as your device is connected to wifi.

Please click on the Evidence Me logo for further information and guidance.



This document provides you with a useful list of websites and apps suitable for EYFS:

Websites and Apps

Here are some helpful websites to help your child with Phonics at home. 

Here is a useful website to help your child continue their learning at home. Have you tried 'Count with Lecky', 'Dressing Lecky' and 'Lecky's Friends'?