Home Learning

Summer term week 


We have been sent a link from 'Oak National Academy', an online classroom who are providing free lessons and resources from YR to Y6 in a range of subjects. If you are struggling for ideas- this might be useful. Some parents have commented that they have found this website useful. 

I have also sent a Dojo message with a link to a maths site that looks interesting.
'TheNationalCurriculum.com' is another useful website for ideas.

The BBC has begun to put lots more programmes onto I-player.

This half-term we would have been learning about Animals.

Good morning, we hope that you have had a lovely 1/2 term. Hasn't the weather been beautiful again? 

Here are our suggested activities for the next few days. Don't forget that there are loads of online resources, that we suggest, as well as some that you have used yourselves... 

This week we are learning all about Elmer the Elephant.
There is a lovely story to watch on Espresso Discovery, as well as YouTube if you prefer. I'm sure that many of you will have the book to read anyway.

There are loads of activities on Twinkl to download too if you wish.
Could you find out all about elephants, and make a little book about what you have learnt?
Your home challenge is to help to set the table- how many knives and forks do you need to find? How many do you have altogether?

Your Lego challenge s to make a castle fit for a king or queen.

Have fun, Miss Lush and Mrs Grist.

ps- we have a new link to share from another school, with some lovely Mindfulness activities:- www.westoncofe.derbyshiresch.uk/minfulness.

Also, the Diocese has made some great resources- 'Coping with Covid':- www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/freeresources.


Don't for get to keep practising our Tricky Words (see below...)



Have a lovely week, Miss Lush and Mrs Grist.



Please keep sending us your pictures- we love seeing what you are up to.
Have a lovely week, Miss Lush Mrs Grist.


Don't forget to carry on with all of your other activities- we love seeing them on Dojo.


Miss Lush Mrs Grist.

Twinkl are offering free access to resources. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.

And don't forget to look after your wild flowers- the sun is out, and they'll be growing fast!

Don't forget our list of recommended books below.

We have also added our High Frequency Word Lists below...

(when you can read the words- have a go at learning to spell and write them)



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Welcome to EYFS


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) lasts until the end of the Reception year.  At the end of the year, your child's teachers decide to what extent they have met the 'Early Learning Goals.'

The ELG identify key skills  that children should demonstrate by the end of Reception.  Children who have not met some or all of these will continue to work on these aspects in Year One. Others may have met them much earlier in the Reception Year and may be working on aspects of the National Curriculum.  

The first few weeks in Reception will be a time for settling in, meeting new friends and a time for the teacher to assess  what your child can already do and what the next steps of learning are.


Click here to find out more about our 'Reception Day'




Here's what we will be covering this year...

Welly Wednesday

Every Wednesday we put on our waterproof clothes and take our learning outside.

We cover all areas of the curriculum in a practical (and messy way!)

For example-

We make marks in sand or mud to practice our letters.

We roll our tyres to develop upper body strength.

We make environmental art using found objects and we tell our friends about them.

We make collections and count them.


Because we work outside during Welly Wednesday it is important that we are dressed appropriately. 

We recommend that children wear waterproof clothing. Some parents choose to buy all-in-one 'Ski suits' that children simply wear over their school clothes. Other parents provide warm 'old' clothes and a waterproof coat.

Most children wear wellies- as they are waterproof. 

The Reception Curriculum is organised into topics. Learning is more meaningful if we link ideas so key elements of learning  fit into these topics and children explore new ideas whilst building on what they already know.


Every day there will be opportunities for play and for more direct learning as children are taught to read and write, and about basic number. You will hear about 'phonic' lessons which teach children about the alphabet and letter sounds.