Reception Online Learning

Visit our new page to see messages and videos from the staff at Minet!

Welcome to the parents, carers and families of Reception pupils at Minet

We have created this page to help you to support your child at home during this challenging time.

We hope the ideas, activities and resources provide some structure to your daily routine and help to support your child in their learning whilst the school remains closed.

We look forward to seeing what you get up to and if you are happy to share your learning, please email photos and updates to so we can share it on our page @minetinfants.

A Message From Your Teachers

Hi Children,

We hope you are enjoying this time with your family and are helping your adults to cook, clean and look after your home! There are two stories that we often read to help us to understand why we can’t go to school at the moment. The first is by Unicef – My Hero is You and the second is published by Nosy Crow – A Book For Children.

Also, if you click on your teachers picture, there is an extra special message for you and your class!

Even though we’re not at school, we have still been very busy staying at home and this is what we do every morning:

At 9:00am we always do PE with Joe (The Body Coach TV)

At 9:30am we go to the dough disco with Shonette (Spread the Happiness TV)

At 10:00am we have a maths party with White Rose (White Rose Home Learning)

Later in the day, we visit BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy for their daily lessons

If we miss any of this, we make sure to catch up! Other things we love to do are learning adventures and we use what we are sharing with you on our ‘Areas of Learning‘ to do them. Another favourite things to do is reading, so we make sure that we do this everyday!

We hope you are well and we are thinking of you and your family always,

Miss Longson, Miss Crane and Miss Toor


Miss Longson

Year Lead, Bluebell & Snowdrop Class

Remember to click on your teachers picture for a message to you and your class!


Miss Toor

Buttercup Class


Miss Crane

Starflower Class

Summer Term Learning at Minet

Along with the ‘Areas of Learning’ below, you can see here what we will be getting up to in school now that some of our children are returning in small groups.

Areas of Learning

Click on the word below to see how we teach phonics at Minet and how can you do phonics online…

Click on the picture below to visit White Rose Maths for a daily maths activity…

Send what you learn to if you would like to share it with us!

Use flashcards daily to help you remember your letter sounds and numbers!

Challenge ☆ Can you make your own at home?

Send a picture of your flashcards to so that we can share them with your friends to help them make their own!

What letter is your teacher holding?

What sound does it make?

What numeral can you see?

Can you collect that number of objects?

At Minet we love using Tales Toolkit to help us to create stories and use our imagination.

Click on the symbols below to find out a bit more about what they mean so you can start using them at home!

” We believe story is a super powerful learning gizmo… Helping [your children] to become independent problem solvers and solution-focused thinkers “

(Tales Toolkit)


Watch the video to listen to the story of the Smartest Giant in Town.

The giant is sooooo tall!

Can you use the Star Words to describe the other characters and answer the questions below?


Watch the video to complete the Goldilocks Size Challenge!

You will need to collect 3 random objects – these can be any 3 things from your home.

  • Which of your objects is the biggest?
  • Which of your objects are smaller than the biggest?
  • Which of your objects is the smallest?
  • Which of your objects is the medium sized?

Now you are ready to watch the video. Remember to press pause to read the instructions.

Can you use the Star Words at home?

Can you teach them to someone else in your family?

You could even use them to help you complete these challenge cards…

Remember to click on the challenge cards to make them bigger!


Maths Workshop

View our Maths Workshop here to see how we teach maths in Reception at Minet. Then watch the video at home see how we learn to add and subtract single digit numbers.

Challenge 3

Challenge 2

Challenge 1

Click on the pictures below to see what we learnt during the Autumn Term and what we started to learn in the Spring Term…

Stay Safe, Stay at Home

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have used these beautiful illustrations from their stories and added captions to remind us to stay at home and how to stay safe. If you would like to listen to the original story, click on the picture!