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Hello everyone,

This week we are going to be looking at wild animals and finding out facts about them. For our writing task this week we will choose an animal, describe what it looks like, where it lives and what it eats. Our maths focus is time, where we will look at seasons, days of the week and learn how to find 0'clock.

Which animal will you choose to write about?

We look forward to seeing your super home learning on Tapestry.

Mrs White and Mrs Jenkinson 

Hello everyone, 

I hope you enjoyed the pirate topic last week as much as we did in school. This week our topic is all about chocolate, yes you heard right, yummy chocolate. We are going to start our week by having a small tasting session and then we are going to look at where chocolate comes from and how it is made. Using clay we are going to make a pretend bar of chocolate and design a wrapper for it.. Our story on Tapestry this week is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  Later in the week Willy Wonka has set us a challenge to invent a new sweet. 

                  Have fun

        Mrs White and Mrs Jenkinson




Ahoy, me hearties!  

 This week we are going on a pirate adventure, sailing the seven seas, learning about some famous pirates, investigating pirate ships and thinking of  ways to keep pirates fit and healthy. We will be making pirate hats, go on a treasure hunt and paint or draw our pirate self. As usual the resources we are using in school are attached below along with some extra learning videos on Tapestry. We have also included a few extra topic activities in case you are looking for further ideas.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you have been up to at home this week.

Missing you all 

Mrs White and Mrs Jenkinson

Hello Ladybirds

Firstly welcome back to our class page and some more home learning challenges. As you know we will now be teaching full time and this will be based on the home learning we are putting on the website. The activities have been broken into small chunks to make it more manageable on a daily basis. We will also continue to have story time on Tapestry so don"t forget your requests! Remember to keep reading and practising your sounds, there are learning videos below to help.

                    Have fun and take care

               Mrs White and Mrs Jenkinson .   

Hello from Lockdown

Hello all,

Hope you are well. I just wanted to remind you that there are some topic resources below, e.g. sequencing the growth of a plant, labelling a plant etc. I have also been given another really useful website which gives your child the opportunity to join in with an online classroom.

Please follow the link below which should take you straight to the reception class page, however, some of you could also look at the year 1 class, especially for the maths.

Finally, Miss Dyer has kindly made some phonic videos which are underneath the topic resources as an additional resource.

Missing you 

Mrs W :) and Mrs J :)


Hello everyone, 

It was so lovely talking to you all last week and knowing that not only are you safe and well but you have been trying really hard with the home learning, not only on the website but also with all the extra bits some of you are doing as well. Thank you and keep up the great work. 

As lots of you are really enjoying learning about  life cycles at the moment we have added a ladybird one for you to cut, stick and label or draw if you don't have a printer.

                                      Warmest wishes

                                            Mrs White 

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a good, if not, rather unusual Easter break. 

It seems strange talking about the Summer term when Spring is still with us, however, I have put this half terms parent communication letter below to give you some additional ideas for home learning, along with the weekly literacy and numeracy tasks.. I will continue  to upload further learning opportunities over the coming weeks. Please check the home learning and topic resources further down this page.

Please visit the Read Write Inc phonics website to keep up with the daily phonic lessons the children would normally have in school. The Oxford Owl website has lots of free ebooks appropriate for your child's reading level, especially as you may be getting short of reading material by now.

              Take care and hope to speak to you all soon.

                            Mrs W


Learning intentions for this term


I hope you are all well and enjoying the weather which is certainly helping to raise spirits over these worrying times. Below are some links which you may like to follow over the Easter period, after which, homework tasks will be resumed on the 20th April.

Missing you all

Mrs W x

Literacy WC 30.3.20

Literacy W/C 23.3.20


IIt was with a heavy heart that Mrs Jenkinson and I had to say goodbye to the majority of you on Friday 20th March, especially not knowing when we would see each other again. Our thoughts are with you and your families during these troubled times.


We sent the children home with a homework diary, keywords and handwriting sheet for them to continue practising their daily sentence and handwriting. Thank you to the parents who were able to collect them for the families already in isolation. For those of you who have not been able to collect your child's we will leave them in a box outside under the main reception canopy, along with the few remaining reading books we have been sending home.

We have started putting together some ideas for home learning, please see below, this is by no means compulsory and we will update them on a

weekly basis. If you would like to keep to the structure and routines of school we have devised a timetable which you may like to follow.

Take care


Mrs White

Suggested Timetable