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Letter For Parents of Children Returning on 1st June

Dear Reception parents and children, 


During this unprecedented and disruptive period we will be doing our very best to make sure that you have all you need to keep your children engaged and motivated to learn with you at home.


We will be posting a lot of content on the class page over the coming weeks. While we would really stress the importance of daily Phonics, literacy and maths, it is also important to remember that each child is unique and there will be different things that interest and motivate each child. If your child is showing an interest in a different book to the one we are doing this week, then let them explore that. Some children may also want to spend longer on a piece of work than others may do. Please don't worry about missing a piece of work, falling behind or trying to cram everything we have set in to an unfamiliar and already difficult schedule. Do what you can, what interests your child and what is reasonable for you to achieve depending on your circumstances.


Please do try to do Phonics everyday (there is a guide to teaching this from home further down the page), as this is vitally important to developing your child's reading and writing ability. And please try to read a book with your child each day as well, discuss the book with them and ask them lots of questions. You can get them to write about these in their yellow book in a similar way to the weekly written tasks. 


Every week we will post new activities and resources for you to do at home. We will be posting some of our favourite stories and activities to go along with them every Monday as well as regularly adding sentence prompts, maths, RE, understanding the world and creative tasks. 


Please make sure that you have access to Purple Mash and TT Rock Stars as we will be setting work on there, if you have trouble getting online then please let us know. We would also like you to utilize Tapestry whenever you can to upload photos or videos of the children learning from home. Again if you cannot log in to Tapestry please let us know. 


If you need to get in touch please use the email address -


Thank you, as always, for your continued support - 


The Reception Team


Week 9 - 18/5/20 

Stars Of The Week

I couldn't choose just one Star this week, well done Sarah and Danny because you have been working so hard all half term, you both deserve the award. 


And a huge thank you and well done to everyone who has shared their learning with us this half term. We have seen some wonderful photos and videos of you guys looking after animals, learning to ride your bikes and blowing up volcanoes in your garden. You've shown us how creative and supportive you can be to all the people out there who are working hard to keep us safe during this tough time. And you have completed all of your work to such an incredibly high standard. You've made us very proud. 


Have a lovely half term holiday. 

Stick Man 


This week's story is Stick Man - read by Mrs Franklin at a sensible distance. 

Pentecost Story and Activity

Sentence Prompts For Week 9

Maths - Week 9

Week 8 - 11/5/20

Star Of The Week - Becky

Well done to Becky for being our Star Of The Week. A big well done also goes to - 

  • Poppy, Kyra, Kayne and Jesse-Mai for all sharing their tadpoles with us, linking very nicely to last weeks story Tadpole's Promise. Thank you all for sharing these along with the excellent work you do every week. 
  • Sarah for the incredible amount of maths progress she is making at home
  • Jacob for learning how to ride his bike without his stabilisers and for his birthday story
  • Danny for consistent hard work on his sentences and his maths
  • Harvey and Chase for their Purple Mash work
  • Everyone who has been working on their mulitplication tables and sounds on Purple Mash this week. 
New Stories

Hi guys, we've finally got our technology sorted out and managed to get some new stories up on Youtube. Since you've had to wait here are two! 

Can't You Sleep Little Bear Comprehension and Writing Tasks

Maths - Week 8

Sentence Prompts - Week 8

This week's sounds are er and ure
Here are some Mary activities to try to go along with our slideshow for this special month. 
Week 7 - 4/5/20

Star Of The Week

Well done Kyra, you're our Star Of The Week for week 7. We've seen some excellent work this week so a big well done to - 

  • Becky for her counting on and back work and her excellent writing
  • Sarah for her brilliant phonics work
  • Poppy for her lovely writing and her hard work on Purple Mash
  • Jacob for his work on capital letters
  • Kayne for all the hard work he is doing on his letters and number formation
  • Janaya for her lovely Bear Hunt work on Purple Mash


Well done to everyone who has been working hard on their phonics and mulitplication tables on Purple Mash and reading their books on Active Learn. 


Tadpole's Promise, Our Story For Week 7

Hi guys, I've uploaded a story for you to read together at home, along with some activities, we should have some new videos ready to go for next week. 

Maths - Counting on to 20

Sentence Prompts for Week 7

This week we should be looking at the sounds ow, oi, ear and air
Week 6

Star Of The Week

And a big well done this week to -


  • David for his handwriting and maths work
  • Lauren for her word work, her sentences and her absolutely beautiful Bear Hunt picture
  • Kayne for sharing his pets and his amazing volcano with us
  • Kyra for her excellent sentences and that wonderful bear painting on Purple Mash
  • Jacob for his hard work in maths, more super sentences and sharing his nature walks
  • Becky for her brilliant counting on and back and her stunning book cover
  • Sarah for sending me so much hard work this week
  • Jesse-Mai for her stunning Going On A Rabbit Hunt writing
  • Chase for his super Bear Hunt map
  • Jessica for all the hard work she has put in to her phonics on Purple Mash
  • Harvey for his excellent Grinch book cover


Well done to everyone who has been working hard at home this week! 


Hi guys, this week we have one of our favourite stories - We're Going On A Bear Hunt, along with some fun bear facts, counting on and counting back in maths, the secret Jesus in RE and plenty more phonics and sentence prompts to work on. Have a great week. 
Going On A Bear Hunt

RE Daily Prayers - The Secret Jesus

These RE slides have a daily prayer and activity for each day of the week up until Saturday all based around the time that Jesus walked with two of his disciples on Easter Sunday on the road to Emmaus after rising from the dead. 
This week's sounds are oo, ar, or and ur

Maths - Week 6

Sentence Prompts - Week 6

Here is the Weekly News picture for you to discuss at home with some key vocabulary that will help if needed. 

Week 5


Hi guys, we hope that you have had a nice Easter break and are ready to get going from home again this week. Welcome to the Summer Term. 

Star Of The Week

Well done Kayne

Also a big well done to - 

  • Poppy for her thanking her Postman and for her amazing George and the Dragon writing. 
  • Danny for his writing and his Holy Week story on Purple Mash
  • Jacob for pointing out my mistakes
  • Chase for his rhyming and counting
  • Vincent for his excellent Toy Story book cover
  • Kyra for her stunning Room On The Broom book cover
  • Sarah for her lovely message and butterfly picture
  • Jesse Mai for her rainbow picture and her amazing number ordering to 50
  • Harvey for his impressive number bonds work
  • Everyone who has been testing themselves on this week's sounds on Purple Mash and using Phonics Play or Teach Your Monster To Read. 
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
Here are some Royal Mail colouring pages if you want to make one to put in your window to say thank you to your Postie. For more of these visit or if you don't have a printer you could make your own. 



This week we would like you to look at the sounds 'ai', 'ee', 'igh' and 'oa'. Don't forget to read the phonics home-schoolinh guidance and make the most of websites like and 

If anyone asks I do stuff like this on purpose...

Sentence Prompts - Week 5

Weekly Picture News


Here is a poster with a question for you to discuss at home together. There are some key words to go with it. 

Some creative ideas and websites from Kayne and his family. Thanks for sharing guys!

Teach Your Monster To Read

Easter Home School Ideas Activity Pack

Handa's Surprise

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Hi everyone, every Monday we will be posting one of our favourite stories on the class page for you to listen to and enjoy together at home. This week we will be looking at Handa’s Surprise. At the end of the story we will ask some questions that you can either write the answers to in the yellow book (not red as I might say in the video) that we sent home last week, or simply talk through together. There will also be a writing task after this that we would like you to write in the yellow books. These activities are to go alongside the ones sent out last week and will be updated every Monday.
I have had to upload the video in two parts because the original was too big. Enjoy!

Handa's Surprise part 2

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Here is the end of Handa's Surprise with questions and a writing task.

Phonics Home Schooling Guidance

For phonics this week please focus on the sounds j, v, w, x and z along with the tricky words 'all' and 'are'. 

Sentence Prompts

These are some sentence prompts for the children to use at home to develop their phonics and sentence writing skills. We do something very similar to this every morning in class before the register. Try to get the children to do this as independently as possible and send us some photos on Tapestry or to

Maths Home Schooling Activities - I will add to these regularly

French home learning

30 Day Lego Bible Challenge

Home Schooling Letter