Mesty Croft Primary

Believe and Achieve


Monday 18th January

The ‘Remote Learning’ School Day for Reception - Monday

In order to keep the day as familiar as possible for children, we will be following the same timetable during each day of remote learning:


9.00 - 9.30: Registration

Please log onto teams and enter a live lesson with your teacher who will take the register. The daily timetable will then be shared with the children followed by ‘Dough Disco’. The children will require playdough for this activity, which we have provided in the home learning packs.


9.30 - 10:00 Physical Activity

Please see the link below. We appreciate that you may also want to go outdoors for your daily exercise. (Freeze Dance) (Dough Disco) 


10:00 - 10:30 Morning break 


10:30 - 11:00: RWI

The following link will take you straight to the lesson. Once your child has watched the video, could you encourage your child to practise the new sound. 

 Pre-recorded lesson Set 1 sound ‘g’

Learning to blend – lesson 1


11:00 -11:30  Maths 

Estimates how many objects they can see and checks by counting them.

Play a game, estimating how many items you will each be able to pick up in a handful. All of the family can take turns. Write down your estimates then count to check how close you were.

Things you could use: beans, shells, pencils, gems, coins, anything in a fairly large quantity 


11:30– 12:00: Skills 

You could also use flour or shaving foam.


12:00– 1:00: Lunch


Afternoon Lesson 

1.00 -1.45:  Expressive Arts & Design -CONTINUED ON TUESDAY

One of the key skills in Reception is linked to playing in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas, e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children.  

Could you make and develop your own role play area such as a shop, a house, a train, a castle, a spaceship, a hairdresser and have fun playing in it with your child. Be a customer, a passenger, a knight, an astronaut.

You may wish to link this to the Winter and build an igloo, an indoor ice rink etc. There are lots of great ideas on Pinterest you may wish to use.

Resources you could possibly use:

Chairs, clothes airers, large boxes, small tables, blankets, towels, pegs, sheets, duvet covers, etc.


1:45-2.30– ‘Plan, Do, Review’ 

During this time we encourage the children to plan their own learning, they then carry out their task and we review their learning at the end of the session. (Child initiated learning)


2:30-3:00 - Reading Spine & Speaking and Listening Activities 

Children will log onto Teams and enter a live lesson with their teacher who will read a story to them and reflect on their day.