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Message from Miss Brogan


Hello Reception (soon to be Year 1),

We just wanted to send you a quick message to say ‘hello’ and to say how much we are looking forward to welcoming you into Year 1 in September. We are disappointed that we have not had the opportunity to be together this year for a transition day, but we are looking forward to seeing you all in September. We have seen some of your amazing home learning on your class page, and we are very excited for all of our new learning to begin in September.


I will be your teacher 4 days a week, and Mrs Johnson will be teaching you all day every Tuesday. We are very excited about the year ahead, and we have some wonderful, exciting lessons planned.  We are sure that we will have a wonderful year together, and we hope that you are all looking forward to returning to school in September.  We hope that our class will be one full of kindness, happiness, hard work and respect for each other. 

We wish you all a wonderful summer with your families and hope that it is filled with sunshine, fun, and laughter. 


See you in September! Take care and stay safe,

Miss Brogan and Mrs Thickett 


Our Buddy friends.  2019-2020

All Reception children have a special Year 6 Buddy. Our children have developed special friendships since September with their Buddy. Memories have been created which will be forever remembered. I hope the photos will be enjoyed by everyone.

Buddy Video.MOV

Still image for this video
Thank you Year 6.  You have all been amazing!

2nd July 2020


Dear Parents/Carers,


Please see the attached letter about a circle time catch up event that has been planned for Friday 10th July at 1.15pm.  Please contact the school office on 01302 369143 / if you would like your child to attend. All those children currently in school will be involved.


Thank you










Images of Early Years, EYFS, bubble environments.


Return to School - Parent Letter 12.05.20

Information Sheet & Safety Measures - Return to School



Welcome to Reception home learning page. 


Hello my lovely little peoplelaugh

 I hope you and your families are all safe and well.  


I cannot believe that I am writing my last weekly message!

At the beginning of the school year in September 2019 I was so excited and had our year fairly mapped out.  It was filled with fun, laughter, happiness, love, and absolutely loads of stimulating learning experiences. Your children added their own interests to our learning making it more meaningful and personal.  No one could have predicted that the school year would have ended like this. Speaking for all the school staff who have had the privilege of working with your children since September it has been an absolute pleasure. 


I hope to see many of you at our catch up session on Friday afternoon. Please pray for sunny, dry weather.


Grownups, thank you all for your understanding and continued support and trust.

Children, thank you all for being you, super special little people. Thank you for your kindness, your laughter and your morning smiles.  



Keep happy!  Keep safe! 


Can I please ask grown ups to continue to use the links provided below for phonics, ReadingWise, White Rose Maths,  Oxford Owl, bitesize phonics and Oak National Academy.



St Peter's has now subscribed to this program. Please continue to use this resource at home for the next 12 months. 


Reading stories with Oxford Owl. Follow the link below, you will need to sign in as a parents, which is easy and free to do, then you will have access to lots of stores to read and share. Use the age range tab 4-5 years for reception age books.


More phonics learning with BBC Bitesize. If you haven't already discovered this section of Bitesize it's well worth a look.  It will provide another set of games to practice Phase 3 Letters and Sounds.


Oak National Academy.

This site has weekly lessons for Literacy, Foundation, Mathematics and PHSE subjects.


This week White Rose Maths is focused on the fantastic book, 'The Dinosaur Who Pooped a Planet by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter. 








At St Peter's we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' teaching and learning program for phonics. Letters and Sounds, have launched a home learning program.  Below is a letter which will explain how to access the videos.  Reception children will need to focus on Letters and Sounds Phase 2 /3 /4.


A few grown-ups have made queries about interactive phonics learning.  There are numerous sites on the internet which provide a lot of interactive learning.  Phonics Play is a fun and easy to use site with lots of straight forward and repetitive games to embed using phonics to segment and blend words.  The site offers games across the Letters and Sounds phases.  Can I ask you to focus on phase 2 and 3 as that is where Reception's learning is focused. During the coronavirus home learning the site has issued a code accessing the games for free. 

Username:  march20               Password:  home



ReadingWise is a Literacy intervention used in schools across the UK. They are offering free subscription to schools during the Coronavirus school closures.  I have signed all reception pupils into the intervention and have received a personal pupil login for each of you.  

Grown ups all you have to do is email me at our class email and I can attach your child's ReadingWise personal username and password. Then use the link below to find the ReadingWise login page.



White Rose Maths have produced a fabulous home learning section for primary children. Check it out at the site below:



You can always contact me via our class email,  it is checked daily.


I would love to hear about and see some of your learning and thoughts. I will share them on our page and let everyone see what you are getting up to.


Week beginning 6. 7. 2020


Home Learning Gallery


We have no birthdays this week but we do have birthday celebrations during the end of July and August...


For this weeks home learning please use the learning site listed above. 

Follow White Rose Maths and the adventures of the Dinosaur who Pooped a Planet. Explore writing sentences and answering questions through Oak National Academy.


week beginning  29. 6. 2020


we have no birthdays to celebrate this week


our home learning gallery

phonics-    please look again at trigraphs, sounds that contain 3 letters and only make 1 sound.


ure         ear         air


Please use existing activities already posted on our home learning site.

wb.  11. 5. 2020    ure

wb.  4. 5. 2020    ear

wb.  27. 4. 2020   air

mathematics-  3d shapes

Let's investigate 3d shapes this week. 


What are the names of 3 dimensional shapes?

What do they look like?

Where can we find them?


nrich maths  -is a fabulous learning site providing lots of schools  quality practical activities which allow children to investigate maths.    nrich maths activities involving shapes for early years children


more sites for our children to engage in learning about 3d shapes  song   song  numberjacks  spheres   numberjacks  cylinders  numberjacks  very shapely   numberjacks  boxing day

Mini beast homes.

Have you ever thought about ants? The tiny little creatures we see scurrying on the ground or balancing on branches and plants.

This week Mr Ducker, our school caretaker, found an ants home under a road cone in the school car park.  We had to investigate!

We watched the ants carry the eggs from the mud nest through a crack in the pavement to an underground tunnel. 

We were all fascinated and decide to do lots of ANT learning and investigating this week. 



What do ants look like?

Where do ants live?

How do ants live?

What do ants eat?

What do ants drink?

In school we are going to investigate what ants eat and drink by leaving small amounts of food and drinks in our Woodland Walk and watch to see which the ants visit. Could you do something similar at home?

Here are some ant facts and websites for you to explore.
  • Ants are a social insect from the family Formicidae. They evolved from wasp-like ancestors around 110-130 million years ago after the rise of flowering plants.
  • Of an estimated 22,000 ant species, over 12,500 species have been identified.
  • Antarctica and a few remote islands are the only places with no indigenous ants.
  • It estimated that the total number of ants alive in the world at any one time is between one and ten quadrillion (10,000,000,000,000,000).
  • Ants are believed to contribute up to 25% of the total biomass weight of land based animals. That's about the same as the total biomass of the entire human race, or equivalent to approximately 1 million ants for every human.
  • Ant species range in size from 0.75 mm to 52 mm (0.030 in - 2.0 in).
  • Most ants are black or red in colour but some species are green or metallic.
  • Ants can carry 20 times their own weight.
  • Ants can build small colonies of less than 100 ants through to very large colonies that occupy large areas and contain millions of individual ants.
  • Colonies of ants often dividing up labour, but work collectively to solve problems and support the group in a similar way to how human societies work.
  • "Queen" ants are the head of ant colonies, they lay thousands of eggs. Male ants called "drones" have one role which is to mate with the queen. Non-reproducing female ants form castes of "workers" or "soldiers" who find food, care for the queen and offspring, build the nest, and defend the colony or attack others.
  • Foraging worker ants can travel up to 200 metres (700 ft) from their nest and find their way back to the colony by following scent trails left by others.
  • Only female queen ants and male drones, have wings. Queen ants shed their wings after mating with a male, and seek a suitable place to begin a colony.
  • Queen ants can live up to 30 years, the longest of any insect. Workers live for 1 to 3 years, while male drones usually only survive a few weeks.
  • Ants can bite or sting, bullet ants, have the most painful sting of any insect, it’s not fatal to humans though like the sting of the Australian jack jumper ant.





Wb.  22. 6. 2020

We have 3 birthdays to celebrate this week.

Krzysztof and Lea are 5 on June 26th and Raajveer has his birthday on June 27th.

happy birthday!

Home Learning Gallery.

You have sent in more wonderful photos of your home activities. 

phonics-           we are going to look again at some tricky sounds that we find in the middle of words.

oi              oa             ai

boil coat tail
soil boat snail
foil foal jail
spoilt float train


Your challenge is to read the words carefully and so 2 tasks.

First task:  write the words out adding sound buttons underneath.

Second task:   draw sound boxes for each word and write the sounds in each box.  don't forget that you will need to use a dash line to show that two letters make one sound.


  • number bonds, revise prior learning
  • telling the o'clock time


Number bonds to 10 and 20.

Explore and investigate which numbers go together to make 10.


Which two numbers add together to make 10?


Challenge yourself and investigate which two numbers go together to make 20.

Telling the o'clock time.

When the long hand points to number 12 it means it is something o'clock. Use the interactive clock on the link below to explore how the clock fingers move around the clock face.

Make your own clock face with numbers and clock fingers. Explore making and telling the time. 


Have a go at investigating the o'clock times on these worksheets.


In school this week our school bubbles have been talking about this beautiful story.  We have been using the story to help us talk about what we have missed doing with our friends. 

The story is about two friends Hedgehog and Tortoise. They could see each other but they could not hug.  In the story the two friends explore lots of ways they can still make each other happy.  Watch the story and talk about the friendship between Hegdehog and Tortoise.

If you could choose one event from the story to do with a friend which would it be?



wb  15. 6. 2020

We have no birthdays to share this week.

Once again we have a fantastic selection of photos to share.  It is wonderful to see how creative and hardworking you all are. Isaac has been watching homes being built opposite his house!

phonics-       sh   ch   th   sp   tr   cr   dr


shop  ship  shut  shush

chop  chick  church  cheese

thin  thick   them  that  this

spin  splat  spanner

trip  trap  train  tramp

crisp  creep  cross

drip  drop  drain  drat       sh                 ch                     th                   sp                    tr                    cr                      dr

tricky words-

Lots of you enjoyed the Tricky Word Song-  here it is again


Now you are going to hunt for tricky words within the books you read and share with others. This is what you do...

- choose your book

-choose your tricky word/words.  (not too many though)

-make a tricky word chart

-share your story

-when you read one of your tricky words tick it on your chart

-how many tricky words did you read in the story?


This can be repeated in lots of different books, or just a few pages in a book, with lots of words.  


Here's a variation to the detective work.  Instead of choosing a tricky word from the list we can hunt for words with 1 letter in them, words with 2 letters in them, words with 3 letters in them and 4/5 etc.

Make a list and write down the words when you read one.  You'll be amazed at how many words you find and how many words you can read.

Mathematics-   friendly numbers, number bonds to 10

             -   measures,    capacity


Number bonds to 10.

Explore and investigate which numbers go together to make 10.


Which two numbers add together to make 10?


Challenge yourself and investigate which three numbers will add together to make 10.


measures-   capacity




Over the last few weeks we have all been spending a lot of time at home. Over the next few weeks we are going to be thinking about different kinds of homes.

Who lives there?

What are homes made of?

What do homes look like? 


This week let's look at homes for animals and mini-beasts.

What special homes do animals have? 

How many animal homes can you think of?

Dogs, fish and horses all need different homes.  Do you know what these homes are called and why they are so different to each other?

Mini beast Hotels.

This week our school bubbles will be revamping our mini beast hotels. New wood will be added and we will construct new mini dens using found objects and plastic cups / trays.

Building a mini beast home is something we can all do at home and at school. 

Why don't you have a go. We can take photos of our creations and share them all next week. 

wb 8.6.2020

Happy birthday Finlay!

phonics-               oa    oi    


  Which of the following words are real or nonsense?


Check out more nonsense words here:

Make a list of real oa and oi words. How many words do you have on your list?


tricky words-      all


Using the tricky word all, we are going to add an initial letter and make other words.





Using the letters of the alphabet as your initial letter and sound how many real words can you make?


maths-     measures -     weight

Our children are familiar with weight but being at home will open new learning experiences for them. We can talk about weight while we bake, tidy up, garden, play with Lego. Please make the learning as practical as possible so our children really understand the feeling and therefore the concept of heavy and light


This is a great opportunity to introduce counting on and back.

If we weigh objects we can discuss having

more to make it heavier and less to make it lighter.

Practicing counting up a number line when adding more - heavier. 

Practicing counting down a number line when taking away and making less - light.

Living a Healthy Life-style. 

Last week we investigated how exercise and eating a good diet kept us fit and healthy. This week I want us all to think about how we keep ourselves clean. Cleaning our skin and cleaning our teeth.

At the moment with the covid virus we all know how important it is to keep our hands nice and clean. washing hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. 


How do we keep our teeth and mouths nice and clean?


We clean our teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste twice a day, morning and night.



How to Brush Your Teeth Properly - For Kids

This video is all about brushing your teeth -- directed at children. Some topics include: plaque, cavities, and how to brush your teeth. The video also tells...

Friendship is important. We began thinking about friends last week. Listen and watch this story. Think about how the bears show friendship towards each other. Do you have a story at home which shows acts of friendship. Could you send a photo to Mrs Allen of you and your book?



Can't You Sleep, Little Bear by Martin Waddell (Animated)


wb   1. 6. 2020


We have no birthdays to celebrate this week.


I have been sent some wonderful home learning photos to share with you.

phonics        -er       -ur

We have investigated these sounds before but they can be a little tricky because they sound so similar.

            deeper                                  fur

        boxer                                   curl

        supper                                  sur   -er   -er/ir/ur     -er     -ur   -ur    -ur           



tricky words       

      you    they     her     all    are


Make a pairs games with these tricky words and challenge your family to play. 

maths          -length,    height,    distance

Children love investigating length and if the weather allows then being outdoors is the best way to have some length, height, distance fun.

Encourage the words-

longer,  shorter,  longest,  shortest,  longer than,  shorter than,  near,  far,  closer.    -numberjacks   -numberjacks


keeping healthy,   inside and out


If we had all been at school one of our learning topics would have been looking at how we can keep ourselves fit and healthy. Looking after ourselves by eating healthy foods and taking part in fun exercise.  



This week I'd like to keep an exercise diary. 

How do you keep fit?  Which are your favourite ways to keep fit?  Do you exercise by yourself or do you enjoy exercising with your family?  Do you play games, do yoga or take the dog for a walk?

Your diary could be a booklet or a chart that looks like a poster. Be creative and design a diary that works for you.


This week I'd like you to plan and prepare a healthy picnic pack-up lunch.

Enjoy a picnic that is filled with delicious, healthy food. Remember to plan your food, draw pictures, write a list.  You could even make picnic invitations for your family.  

You are going to have a grown to help you so make sure they don't try and sneak something unhealthy into your pack-up!


After the picnic you could play some keep fit games.    -yoga    -yoga   -exercises


Don't forget to check out the Active Fusion website for some fabulous activities. 


Active Fusion Update


We are delighted to bring to you our Virtual Fusion Series challenge for your school pupils to compete in.


Children will compete in a series of running, jumping and throwing events which have all been adapted to be easily done at home, where they will be representing your school.

Once all scores have been sent in and added up, we will announce the overall winning school and the individual winners from each year group. 


To sign up please use the following link:




On reflection.... Christians believe that, in Jesus, the world has been reconciled to God. Through Jesus we are offered the power to forgive and make peace and to receive and offer reconcilliation. Relationships and friendships bring both joy, challenge and sadness. 

John 15:15       I call you friends.


I would like our children to reflect on their friends.  Explore the questions...

     Who are your friends?         Why are they your friends?                                        Are you anyone's friend? 


A Prayer for My Friends

Lord Jesus, Thank you for my friends,

for the games and fun that we play,

for the secrets we share,

for the laughs and giggles,

for the good times and bad.

Please help me to be a good friend to them.



Week beginning   25. 05. 2020

We have no birthdays to celebrate in Reception this week, our next birthdays are in June.


I have one home learning photo to share form this week.  Anna has been investigating odds and even numbers outdoors.

Following our learning of Eric Carle stories and that Very Hungry Caterpillar Mrs Allen has her food diary to share with you. You may like some of the foods, you may dislike some or you may never have tried them..

Let's see what Mrs Allen has been eating...  

Reading stories with Oxford Owl. I have been speaking to Mr Ward this week and a few parents who have been using this site to engage with books and stories to promote and practice reading. Follow the link below, you will need to sign in as a parents, which is easy and free to do, then you will have access to lots of stores to read and share. Use the age range tab 4-5 years for reception age books.

More phonics learning with BBC Bitesize. If you haven't already discovered this section of Bitesize it's well worth a look.  It will provide another set of games to practice Phase 3 Letters and Sounds.

If we had been in school this week would have been half term holiday.  For this reason St Peters will not be setting any new home learning this week.  Please continue to build on, investigate, repeat any activities you have really enjoyed. 


Please use all our previous weeks learning to continue to challenge and investigate learning.


I have been so impressed with the creativity of your home learning so please continue to email your learning to share with all our friends. 

Here are some activities Mrs Allen would be doing with her boys if they were 4 and 5 years old.


Sweet bobbing

Each person gets a paper or plastic plate piled high with cornflakes.

  • Hidden in each pile is a sweet (jelly babies are perfect).
  • Hands are tied behind their backs
  • They dive in to find the hidden treasure.

The winner is the first to emerge with the sweet between their teeth.


Week beginning,  18. 05. 2020


Birthdays! We have 3 birthdays to celebrate this week.

Mrs Allen has a huge apology because one of the birthdays was last week.frown   sorry Esmai xx

Happy Birthday to Esmai (11th),  Mia (20th) and Darcy (21st).

Home learning gallery...

phonics    oi    oa   ow


We have investigated these sounds before.

Can you remember them?   Let's have another go at reading and writing words containing these sounds.



above are some new images for you to use but we do have original learning images in week beginning,  6.04.2020 for the oa sound.  

Read and right the words adding the sound buttons as you go.   -oi   -oi   -oi   -oa    -oa    -oa   -ow    -ow    -ow   -Jack Hartman, digraphs




Tricky words...   

Time to practice some tricky words.  See how many of these words you can spot on each day of the week.  Make a list each day. Which word do you think you will spot the most?

Monday-  she

Tuesday-  are

Wednesday-  my

Thursday-  was

Friday-  you

Saturday-  her

Sunday-   all



This week we are going to investigate odd and even numbers.

What is an odd number?      What is an even number?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


Stories written by Eric Carle.

I have been so impressed by your story creations this week.  All the photos show fantastic learning. 

I would love you to continue to love and investigate these stories.  Choose a different story and read it, watch it, act it out!  


Thinking of the Very Hungry Caterpillar...  I would like you to write a food diary similar to the story.  

On Monday Mrs Allen ate...

On Tuesday Mrs Allen ate...            

I will post my food diary during the week. 

(grown ups this is the second activity this week reinforcing days of the week)

and finally...     let's all remember our class end of the prayer. This is a prayer which unites us together.


from the beginning to the end

God will always be my friend

God knows all about me




Week beginning  11. 05. 2020

home learning gallery...

Phonics-         ure           3 letters,  1 sound


This is a tricky sound and needs lots of repetition.  I have included some nonsense words for the first time as part of our learning activities.  Nonsense words as just as they seem, words which contain a focused sound but are not real. They are nonsense, but they can be read using known sounds. Have a go, it is fun! 


  • doubling
  • halving and sharing by 2

How can you use your counting skills to accurately investigate doubling an amount of objects and then doubling a number?

If we halve an object or an amount of objects we cut it in half so each part is equal. When we find a half we have to make sure each part is equal.


Who recognises some of the images above?  These are book front covers from stories written by the author Eric Carle.  

If we had been at school our class stories would have been some of these titles.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Tiny Seed.

The Bad Tempered Ladybird. 

You may have some of these stories at home in your book collections. 


During this week I would love you to share Eric Carle stories with your family. Let's see if we can find a different story every day. There are lots of resources on the internet, story readings, mini videos and ideas on craft and creative activities. 

Which will be your favourite story?


Mrs Allen loves the illustrations in these stories. The bright colours and bold patterns. 


Let's get creative and send Mrs Allen an image and she'll add them to next weeks photo gallery of our home learning. 

White Rose Maths wb. 04.05.2020 and 11.05.2020 learning activities are focused on Eric Carle stories.      -the very hungry caterpillar     -the tiny seed    - the bad tempered ladybird     -the busy spider



Who will we pray for this week? 

Let's pray for ourselves.

Dear God Our Father,

Keep me happy,

Keep me safe,

Help me care,

Help me share,

Trust me to do the right things

and show others how to stay safe.

Loving God,  Amen



Mrs Allen's bear hunt...

Making my snow.

I took an old plastic water bottle and cut the bottom off it.

Then a took an old sock and cut the ankle elastic from it. 

I pulled the sock over the open end of the bottle and attached the sock with strong tape to the bottle.


In a dish I mixed water and washing up soap. 

Gave it a stir. 

Put my sock bottle into the soap mixture and blew.  I had soap snow!



week beginning 04.  05.  2020

We have a birthday this week...


We have lots of home learning to share. 

I will be adding more on Monday when I go into school.

phonics    ear


This is a tricky sound and will need lots of repetition for it to become secure learning.


tricky words  


This week I'm asking you to search for tricky words, to be a tricky word detective.  Listen to this tricky word song and look at last weeks tricky word poster.


Now you are going to hunt for tricky words within the books you read and share with others. This is what you do...

- choose your book

-choose your tricky word/words.  (not too many though)

-make a tricky word chart

-share your story

-when you read one of your tricky words tick it on your chart

-how many tricky words did you read in the story?


This can be repeated in lots of different books, or just a few pages in a book, with lots of words.  


Here's a variation to the detective work.  Instead of choosing a tricky word from the list we can hunt for words with 1 letter in them, words with 2 letters in them, words with 3 letters in them and 4/5 etc.

Make a list and write down the words when you read one.  You'll be amazed at how many words you find and how many words you can read. 

Reading using our sounds and word learning.


Have a go at reading the sentences and matching them to an illustration.

Maths   This week we are exploring numbers between 0 and 20.

  • what do these numbers look like?
  • how are they ordered?
  • which numbers sit next to each other?
  • how do I write them correctly?
  • how are these numbers made?
  • what can I add to 10 to make other numbers?


Look closely and there's another Numberblocks to watch!


We all love numberjacks!! 



Have a go at making your own snakes and ladders games using the numbers up to 20.

 And finally...

Let's think about the word  hope .


Think about something you hope to do when lock-down is relaxed.

  • I hope to ....
  • I hope to see ....
  • I hope to go ...
  • I hope to have ...
  • I hope to hold ...


Make a rainbow streamer and add your hope sentences to the back of each colour.



Week Beginning  27. 04. 2020

There are no birthdays to celebrate this week but I have lots of home learning to share and celebrate.

phonics-       air

this week our sound has 3 letters...

Let's explore saying and writing the air sound.



Tricky Words.

It's time to see how many tricky words you can read and write and remember.

Look at the words and practice reading and writing them everyday. 


Monday- use chalks outside

Tuesday- use felt tips

Wednesday- use water and a paint brush outside

Thursday- use crayons and write them in a rainbow style

Friday- spell them out using bits of Lego or beads


Challenge yourself and make a sentence around each of the words.        12 words each day  --- 12 sentences over the week. 

Religious Education.    Good News.

Thinking about sharing our 'Good News' ask a grown up to read this with you and talk about the questions. 


Read Luke's story of Pentecost based on Acts 2:  1-4

After Jesus had gone back to his Father in heaven, his friends were sad.  They missed him.  They felt lonely and afraid without him. 

On Pentecost day, they were all together in the house.  They began to feel different.  Joy and happiness filled their hearts.  It was wonderful.  They knew that Jesus had kept his promise to send a new friend,  the Holy Spirit.


  • How did the friends of Jesus feel when he went back to his Father?
  • Have you ever felt like that?
  • What happened on Pentecost day?
  • How did the friends feel?


Have a go... make happy / sad face puppets.  Then use these puppets when you retell the story.  Use the puppets to show how Jesus' friends are feeling.

When we light a candle the flame of the candle is symbolic of the Holy Spirit that Jesus sent down to earth.  We can remember that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be a friend to all of us.


And finally....

How many of you can remember the story of the bear Hunt?


Can you recreate the bear hunt in your house or back garden?

What could you use?

How big will it be?

Are you going to make it, draw it, sing it, talk it?


I'll share my Bear Hunt next week.




Week beginning  20. 4. 2020


Hello everyone, I hope you are all safe, well and happy.

Here are a selection of photos from home that have been sent to me this week.  Our unicorn story has been written by birthday girl Anna.  Zofia please be patient yours will be there asap!


Don't forget to use the links above from phonics play, White Rose Maths and ReadingWise to practice and extend your learning.

Phonics      -ur         

Let's explore how to say, write and read 'ur' within words.  Here are a few images for you to use.   

Key words-       you       all    

When you are reading and sharing stories with your family remember to read these words correctly.  

Go on a treasure hunt when you are enjoying a book. Spot how many times you see these words,  keep a tally and see which word is printed the most.




  • exploring how addition and subtraction change a total


Remember to use terms such as: adding more,  taking away,  first there is,  then now there is,  count accurately.



If we had been in school our new RE topic would have been focusing on Good News.  How after Jesus' death we celebrate his gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  When Jesus' friends received and understood the Holy Spirit they began spreading the word of Jesus through 'good news'.

Let's explore how everyone has 'good news' to tell and share.  

Good news, can be something small, like making your own bed or it can be grander news, like celebrating someone coming home from hospital.  


What 'good news' can you share and how can you share it?

Key Worker Project.

I am sure everyone now knows about this term, 'key worker'. I know we have many grown ups at school who now can call themselves key workers.   

As we are asked to stay home and keep safe are 'key workers' still go to work to provide us with care, food,  post,  rubbish collections.  Thinking about these 'key workers' and sharing 'good news' can you make a little book, like we do in mark-making area, draw and write a sentence about our 'key workers'. You could do a different 'key worker' everyday. 

When we are back in school we could display some of these books on the display board in mark-making for everyone to look at and talk about. 

And finally...ask a member of your family to help you generate conversation about this image of a dustbin lorry.  You can ask questions,  describe colours,  use positional language to describe where objects are.


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Happy Easter everyone!


This week we have one birthday to celebrate. Happy birthday to ANNA who will be 5 on the 19th April.

Home learning photos to share...


Sienna has been creating rainbows and Arabella has been very busy reading stories to her brothers, baking and working on the laptop. 



week beginning 13. 4. 2020


As we are in Easter week I thought we could do something on an Easter theme.  Here are some images for you to look at and discuss, how have they been done and could I do that? 

Easter is a time of re-birth and new beginnings that's why a miniature Easter garden is such a lovely thing to create. My Easter garden has a stone tomb but you cold create a flower or chick Easter garden. 

And finally... ask a member of your family to help you generate conversations about these pictures. 

8th April    Learning newsflash!

Eva emailed some fabulous photos to me showing her positional language learning.  I just had to share them with you all.  Eva and her mummy have used a teddy and furniture to make learning fun.  Have a look at their photos.


We can explore our learning even more.  Say where your object was and where it is now. 

Let's think about Eva's teddy. 

This is what Eva said, The teddy is behind the plant.  The teddy is under the chair. 

Now let's say,  The teddy was behind the plant and is now under the chair.

Have a go, see how you get on.

Happy Birthday Faith!   5 on the 4th April.

Week beginning   6 . 4. 2020

I have some photos from home to share with you.

Some of our friends have been busy learning and sent photos into our class email.  

It's lovely to see how busy you have been-  creating flowers with paper and card, writing letters and numbers, making a Roman sword and rolling, pinching, shaping play-dough.

Daisy has been doing daily yoga. Well done daisy! 


Holy Week.

If we had been in school this week we would have focused our learning on the Easter Story. Each day we would have watched and listened to a special assembly describing the events of Jesus' life the week before his death. 

We would have made palm leaves and waved them as Jesus paraded through the streets on a donkey.  We would have sat with Jesus and his special friends as they had their last supper together. Jesus would have washed your feet, shared his wine and bread with you. We would have watched over Jesus as he prayed in the Garden of Gesthsemane.  We would have been sad as we watched Jesus walking and carrying his wooden cross. We would have fallen silent as Jesus was laid to rest in the stone tomb.


I ask grown ups this week to speak of the Easter Story with their children, watch Father Darren's videos on our school website as he describes The Stations of the Cross. 



Phonics     oa

Can you say the  oa  sound? 

Use the words below.  Read the words,  write the words,  cut the words up into and jigsaw them back together and finally make an

oa star.


This week I would like to focus our learning on two areas:

  • Positional language, explore and use terms such as- on top of, behind, below, to the side of, at the right of, to the left, underneath, beneath, in front of, next to...
  • Investigate numbers 11 to 20. Be able to write numbers correctly, placing numerals in the correct place and write the numerals with no reversals.  

Positional language.

I have placed some objects and described how they are positioned in relation to each other. Have a go!  You can use any objects, from a book shelf, in a toy box, in the fridge or kitchen cupboard.

Investigating numbers:  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20
Have a go at writing your numbers correctly, than you could write numbers like Mrs Allen and see if your family can spot the incorrect numbers. 
And finally...ask a member of your family to help you generate conversation about this image of a man fishing.  You can ask questions,  count objects,  describe colours,  use positional language to describe where images are.


RUEBEN is 5 on March 3Ist and JULIA is 5 on April 3rd.


Week beginning:  30. 3. 2020


phonics - er    using you grid of 'er' words and a dice. 

  •  Roll the dice and read the words. How many words can you read?
  • Remember to segment and blend your words.
  • Choose a word and build a sentence around it. 
  • Challenge - write your sentence on a strip of paper. Cut it up and ask others to put it back in the correct order. You check it by reading the whole sentence.
  • Does it sound right?  Does it make sense?

Key Word Learning.       they      are

  • let's play a game
  • write these words on pieces of paper and hide them around your house, in a mug, in a glass, under a boot
  • when someone finds a word they have to ask you to read it


I hid my word in Richard's bed and in a glass vase.  Where did you hide your words?  

A rainbow story. 

last week I talked about rainbows being made and given to people to cheer them up. Zofia's mummy emailed me to say that lots of people were putting rainbows in their windows to make others smile.  She was right, there are lots of rainbows being stuck to windows. If it's possible have a look on the internet with a grown up to see them all.

I thought it would be fun to write a short, silly story about a journey along a rainbow.  I think you will be very good at inventing your own character and remember there is always treasure at the end of the rainbow. 

Here's my story.  Yours will be fabulous I know.

Mathematics.    We are going to look at two areas of learning this week. 

  • the importance of zero
  • number bonds to 5

Our Lenten Journey..... it continues    

Jesus went into the wilderness to think about his future. He chose a place with no comforts or distractions. Can you make a small wilderness in a box at home when you are in your gardens to reflect a place for Jesus. 

And finally...   ask a member of your family to help you generate conversation about this picture.  You can ask questions, count objects, describe colours and patterns. 

Week beginning:  23. 3. 2020


phonics -   igh     Using the igh word grid given to you investigate how to read and write the igh words.  Make a 'snap' game using the words. How many times can you win!


Writing a sentence.    Remember to start writing from the left hand side of the page,  use a capital letter at the beginning of your sentence,  have spacing between your words  and finish with a full stop dot.  Fancy a challenge?  Write a sentence that includes some of our tricky words.  You have these words on your word key ring. 


What would you like to say about the ten green bottle picture?



Mathematics.   -Explore patterns. We began looking at patterns,  creating them and describing how they had been made. Continue spotting patterns in your home and garden.  What can you use to make a pattern? 

Let us make someone happy.    Walking through my village I spotted a chalk rainbow on the pavement.  These rainbows are being made to make people happy.  Lots of children are creating rainbows and displaying them through a window or giving a rainbow to a friend to cheer them up.

During this week of Lent make a rainbow to make someone happy.


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