Reception all worksheets by School Year

Find patterns all around you activity

Find patterns all around you

There are patterns all around us. Take a large piece of white paper and a crayon and see if you can capture some!
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Chocolate challenge experiment

Chocolate challenge

Here's a tasty science experiment for you, investigating solids and liquids!
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Building a paper bridge activity

Building a paper bridge

Sam wants to build a bridge for his toy car. He has four different types of paper. How could you find out which one is best? Have a go yourself and find out!
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Who’s living in your tree investigation

Who’s living in your tree?

Put a large white sheet under a tree or a bush and give the tree a good shake. Lots of little bugs living in your tree/bush should fall onto the sheet for you to look at carefully under a magnifying glass. Can you draw some of the bugs you can see? Can you identify any of them?
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What’s in your kitchen cupboard worksheet

What’s in your kitchen cupboard?

Can you work with an adult to group some of the objects in your kitchen? Sort them into piles or draw pictures of them on these cards
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Tree treasure hunt

Tree treasure hunt

Play a game with all the different trees in your garden or a park. First, walk around the garden with an adult. What is the same about the trees and what is different? Now try to complete these challenges.
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That’s my stone game

That’s my stone!

How good are your observation skills? Have a go at this game which tests how good your are at spotting the similarities and differences between objects.
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Sorting clothes worksheet

Sorting clothes

When it is time to change over your child’s wardrobe from season to season or you are having a big clear out, take the opportunity to involve them and look at what different clothes are made from. Talk about the materials the clothes are made from and together look at the labels showing their properties.
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On-the-ground investigation

On-the-ground investigation

Throw a hoop or a circle of string around an area of grass and look really carefully at all the different things you can see there. Make a list or draw pictures of all the different things you can see. It might include bugs, different types of grasses, soil, flowers and stones. You can also do this with a friend to see if they can find different items to you.
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Observing the seasons: winter

Observing the seasons: winter

As the seasons change, take the opportunity to go on an observation walk to see what’s happening! Here are some great ideas for hands-on winter fun!
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Observing the seasons: summer

Observing the seasons: summer

As the seasons change, take the opportunity to go on an observation walk to see what’s happening! Here are some great hands-on fun activities for summer!
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Observing the seasons: spring

Observing the seasons: spring

As the seasons change, take the opportunity to go on an observation walk to see what’s happening! Here are some great hands-on Spring fun ideas.
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Observing the seasons: autumn

Observing the seasons: autumn

As the seasons change, take the opportunity to go on an observation walk to see what’s happening! Here are lots of suggestions for fun things to look for on your autumn work.
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Make a waterproof for a teddy

Make a waterproof for a teddy

It may be a wet day, but Teddy wants to go out and play! How can we keep Teddy dry in the rain? Let's choose materials to help make something waterproof for Teddy.
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Investigating bugs worksheet

Investigating bugs

Arm yourself with some small containers (see-through if possible) and a magnifying glass and find out what bugs live in your garden. Lift up stones and logs, look in dark corners near sheds, dig around in the soil and find cobwebs on the window sill. See if you can catch some bugs in your containers and talk to an adult about what each bug looks like.
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How cool are you investigation

How cool are you?

Go for a hunt around your house and find which places are the warmest and which are the coolest. Write the names of each place on these cards, or can you draw a picture showing the place? Can you put the cards in order from the warmest to the coolest place?
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Be a poo detective

Be a poo detective

Poo is always a fascinating subject for children and definitely gets their attention! Why not go for a nature walk and find out which animals have left their smelly remains then answer these questions?
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Animal guess who game

Animal guess who game

Think of an animal. Draw a picture of it on a sticker and stick it on another player’s forehead. The person with the sticker has to ask questions to find out which animal they are. Take it in turns to be the person with the sticker!
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All about worms investigation

All about worms

Go into your garden and dig up two earthworms. Put them next to each other and see if you can find things that are the same about them and things that are different. Look at their length, their patterns, their colour Can you draw pictures of them both, showing the difference between them? You could also try building your own wormery.
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Number ladders

Number ladders

Number lines are vertical versions of number lines, used in primary-school maths to help children become familiar with our number system and perform simple calculations like addition and subtraction.
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