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HOME LEARNING ONLINE SITESHOME LEARNING ONLINE SITES18 Mar 2020As we will be closed for the foreseeable future, I have uploaded lots of documents in the post below this. In addition these websites will be...
Balance Feels Best!

You can use this reflection sheet from the Leader in Me program to focus your children on the importance of getting a balance of mind body and soul every day over a week!

Parents Guide To Black Lives Matter
Mental Health

Here is some useful information for you to help with your child's mental health.

Daily Maths Lesson
Watch the video and complete the activity sheet:

Continuing the Leader in Me journey.
As a family look at some of the resources or allow the children to access the cartoons, resources and other information to help support their journey.

Tapestry now have a memo tab where Reception parents can access any new online learning sites and activities as they become available. Please use the drop down tab in your app or computer to find it.
30 Day Challenges

Some great ideas here linked to books, photography and creative activities. No need to complete the challenges but there are lots of ideas here to choose from.

Home Learning

Here is a list of activities you can download and print to do at home.

Stations of the Cross

We are sharing a station a day in class through Collective Worship from a book called The Way of the Cross. I am sharing the photos from each station so you can share this also at home with your child as we move towards Easter.

Tapestry Weekly Activities

These are activities from Tapestry with ideas to support children’s development in the EYFS 7 Areas of Learning. These will cover Prime Areas and Specific Areas in alternate weeks. Families can film or take photos of their child as they play and learn and upload these to Tapestry.

Active Learning: The following websites have high energy, and mindfulness/yoga activities.  Plus healthy eating content.




Personal challenge tasks/ Active Play/ Get Set Ride resources


Physical literacy


High energy videos:

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv  (Joe Wicks Daily PE videos)

- www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk 

Active Maths:

- www.tagtiv8.com/move-learn-home/ 

Activities for all ages and abilities:



Active at Home

Please visit Reception's YouTube page!
Here you will find videos to help with phonics, reading and writing;
Please click the link below:
Reception Holy Name Videos

Below are weekly schedules should you want more structure and variety of tasks including Maths, Spelling, Writing, Reading and Projects. They can be done in any order, have links to websites and online platforms and follow a theme.

100 Things to do Indoors

Here is a great way to keep yourself and your family occupied during these uncertain times. Make staying indoors fun and use the time to help yourself and others. Have a go at some of these activities and let me know on Tapestry what you did!

Handwriting Sheets

Here you will find links to different worksheets to help your child practice the pre-cursive formation of letters.

Trace over letters

Sheets a-j

Sheets k-s

Sheets t-z


Here is a link to a website which has animatons to show the direction of the pencil when forming the continous cursive letters:
Continuous cursive letters

Follow the learning journey of 30 amazing individuals!
Skelton Grange March 2020

The children had a wonderful time today out and about on the Nature Reserve! They went pond dipping, looked for signs of Spring, went on a mini beast hunt, enjoyed some tree visualisation and planted some peas! They also met a hedgehog called Spike and reported back to him on what they had discovered and observed! The peas will be coming home this week, maybe as they grow your child could write and record through photos and drawings how their plant changes and how they are looking after it?

Shape up.Shape up.13 Mar 2020This week   The children continued to work on their description of the properties of shapes ensuring they could discuss corners, sides and...
Dinosaurs BIG!Dinosaurs BIG!06 Mar 2020This week   The children have begun to learn all about dinosaurs this week and are using different areas in class to research and write up...
PPP Penguins!PPP Penguins!29 Feb 2020  This week During literacy the children have been busy learning all there is to know about penguins! They first thought of questions they...
Rainbow factory Visit

The children had a wonderful imaginative afternoon with the Rainbow Factory!

Love is in the air!Love is in the air!14 Feb 2020In literacy the children wrote their own versions of Cinderella where they changed different things such as: the fairy godmother, the transport that...
Fruits of our labour!Fruits of our labour!07 Feb 2020This week The children continued to get to grips with money using their knowledge of counting in 2s and 10s to pay for their fruit...
Growing Up!Growing Up!31 Jan 2020This week Continuing with the theme of growing linked to Jack and the Beanstalk, the children discussed the parts of a plant this week and...
Leader in Me Assembly

Well done to the class! They definitely showed themselves to be great future leaders in their assembly this morning!

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Fee Fi Fo Fum!Fee Fi Fo Fum!24 Jan 2020This week The children discussed and wrote about the characters in Jack and the Beanstalk. They were encouraged to use adjectives to describe the...
Once upon a time…Once upon a time…17 Jan 2020This week The children continued with the story of Hansel and Gretel, they have been concentrating on the beginning of the story. They thought...
Phew, that WAS a busy week!Phew, that WAS a busy week!13 Dec 2019  This week There has been a LOT happening! Throughout the week, as you will be aware, Christmas Craft afternoons have been continuing...
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas…It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas…06 Dec 2019This week We have been writing to Santa to report back as to the mischief the lf has been getting up to! We wait to see what Santa has to...
Dear Santa…..Dear Santa…..29 Nov 2019This week The time is approaching fast for you know who to come and visit the children on Christmas Day, and this week in literacy preparations...
Thank you very much!Thank you very much!22 Nov 2019This week After the party the children enjoyed last Friday, the focus in literacy this week has been to write a letter to Mrs. Wells to thank her...
Money money money!Money money money!15 Nov 2019This week   Lots of counting was taking place with coins; once the children had learnt about each coin from 1p to 10p then they calculated...
Welcome BackWelcome Back08 Nov 2019This Week The children have settled back into the routines of school very smoothly this week and were straight back into learning mode at 8.50am...
A Very Special Vegetable!A Very Special Vegetable!25 Oct 2019This week We have had lots of pumpkin themed activities in class this week to get children in the holiday mood!   After the...
Could you repeat that please?Could you repeat that please?18 Oct 2019This week   This week in number, we have been looking at patterns, in particular repeating patterns.   We made them on...
Sort it out!Sort it out!11 Oct 2019This week We have been sorting and sorting…   We also had a lovely time during stay and play this Friday morning –...
God's worldGod's world04 Oct 2019This week   During RE the children have listened to how the world was created and independently responded to our spiritual play story on...
You can count on us!You can count on us!27 Sep 2019This week   During numeracy the children have had lots of opportunities to count, in particular we have focused on careful counting. They...
Wonderful writers and remarkable readers!Wonderful writers and remarkable readers!20 Sep 2019This week The children have settled into their first week of teaching routines seamlessly this week. We are so proud of every single one of...
Words of the week...Words of the week...13 Sep 2019 Exciting times! We begin our reading and writing sessions next week! We will be concentrating on: My my The the A a Please help your child...
Welcome to the Reception class of 2019-20!Welcome to the Reception class of 2019-20!06 Sep 2019 Hello! Welcome to the Reception page! Every week you can visit here to find out about what has been happening in class as well as get...
Parent Pay access

Please use this guide to help you set up onto Parentpay

Leader in Me

Please find a copy of the parents guide to the Leader in Me program which forms part of the 7 Habits sessions we deliver in class.

Maths Challenges

These maths challenges are sent out every 2 -3 weeks. Please complete them with your child and post them on Tapestry by the date indicated on the note. A video is the best way to show their learning!

Reception Class Timetables

Curriculum Overviews

These documents provide a summary of whats happening in Reception class on a half termly basis.

Literacy Sheets

Work sheets to help you support your child at home with reading and writing.

Phonics Links
Here is a collection of webpage links to songs and activities to help your child with their phonics.

Mr. Thorne Does Phonics

Alpha Blocks

Phoneme pronounciation

Counting Songs Links
Here is a collection of webpage links to counting songs we use in class so you can sing along at home too!

Count in 2s, 5s and 10s


Count in 5s

Count in 1s

Count in 10s

Count in 2s

Count to 100

Count back from 20

Count to 50

Days, months and Seasons Songs Links
Here is a collection of webpage links to the songs we sing in class to learn the days, months and seasons.

Days of the Week


Calendar song