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Week Beginning Monday 13th July 2020


Monday 13th July 


Well, Good Morning Everybody!


I can't believe it is actually our last week of term and in September you will be Year 1 children!


Our home learning this week continues with the theme of "Superheroes". I have included last week's reading and writing activities as a reminder. There is also a super guided reading book about "Scooters". 


Last week we spent a little bit of time in class looking at and making repeating patterns. Have a go at this at home. The maths planning sheet has details!


Please remember you are all superheroes and are doing so well!!


We miss you all and look forward to meeting up again as soon as possible.


Miss Andrews smiley

Week Beginning Monday 6th July 2020


Monday 6th July


Good Morning, Everyone!


I hope you are all keeping well. We really miss seeing you and look forward to seeing you all together again soon!

Please find your home learning in the weekly folders section. In class we have been looking at stories by Jill Murphy and this week the home learning text is "Five Minutes Peace".

We will share this in class too and will also start to read and enjoy traditional tales, beginning with "The Gingerbread Man". We will be thinking about and describing characters in the story.


There is a lovely guided reading book for you to share on Superheroes. Have a think about the type of superhero you would be.


Please have a look at the maths ideas and try to count on to 20 and back again. We will be looking at one more and one less than this week - numbers to 20 only. 


Don't forget to write your name every day and keep trying hard to form all numbers to 20 and letters of the alphabet correctly.


Thank you for working so hard!


Miss A smiley

Week Beginning Monday 29th June 2020


Monday 29th June 2020


Hello Everyone!


I hope you are all well and staying safe. What terrible weather we have had this weekend with so much wind and rain! I hope it improves very soon! We need the sunshine again!


I hope you are managing to find the weekly activities in the Home Learning section. This week there is a lovely story about owls and dinosaurs. The children in class will be enjoying listening to stories about bears. We will be drawing and labelling bears, and writing a list of what we would take to the moon in a rocket. We will design our own rockets too.


We will be reading "Peace at Last" and "Whatever Next" by Jill Murphy.


In maths, we will be ordering numbers to 20 and putting caterpillars and towers in order, from longest to shortest and tallest to shortest. You will find a tower activity in the maths section. We will also be using balances to learn about heavier and lighter.


Please talk about friendship and what you think makes a good friend. There is a lovely story called"My Friend Bear" by Jez Alborough that we will reading. 


Please email the class. It would be great to hear from you!


Take care,


Miss Andrews smiley


Week Beginning 22nd June 2020


Monday 22nd June


Good Morning Everyone,


We are very excited to be welcoming back some of our Reception children this week. For those who are still learning at home, I have continued to add details in the "pencil" icon.

There is a lovely story to share together called "Goldilocks". You may get a little bit of a surprise when you look at it, as this Goldilocks is actually a mouse!

We can share this story in class too, so everyone will have the chance to read and enjoy it!


In class this week the children will be learning about the importance of keeping clean and washing our hands. We will be continuing to count to 20 and will be putting numbers in order on a number line. We will also be revising Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonemes. Your sound mats are in your original home learning pack, so please keep trying hard to learn them. 


Miss Andrews smiley

Week Beginning Monday 15th June 2020


Monday 15th June


Good Morning!


We hope you are all staying safe and keeping well. In the "Home Learning" section you will find the Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing and Maths activities for this week.


There is a guided reading book about a boy called Teddy who enjoys writing lists. Are you able to write a list? Perhaps you can write a list of your favourite toys and email it to our class email.


Let us know how you are getting on.


Looking forward to hearing from you all.


Miss Andrews and the Reception Team  smiley


Week Beginning 8th June 2020


Monday 8th June


Good Morning Everyone!


I hope you are well and staying safe. Don't forget to keep emailing your photographs and work so that they can be added to our website page. 


This week there are silly rhymes in the story "Dogs Eat Frogs" and a fantastic story called "Oi Frog".


You will find the links in the weekly planning section. Don't forget to access this week's additional maths on White Rose Maths. You don't need a password, but can login on the link on the Reception Class homepage.


Any queries at all, please let me know.


Keep safe and stay well,


Miss Andrewssmiley



Week Beginning 18th May 2020


Monday 18th May 2020


Good Morning!


I hope you are all keeping safe and well. We are all missing seeing your wonderful smiles!


Please find the new activities that have been added for this week. I hope you are enjoying them. There are some lovely activities on birds, including ducks. It was so wonderful to have 4 ducklings hatching in school, before they were taken home safely. 


There are daily maths activities on White Rose maths. Please click on the link on our Reception class home page.


There is some additional work in the 2 DO section of Purple Mash in your work folders. Please look out for those.


Take care and get in touch if you have any questions at all.


Miss Andrews and All the Reception Team smiley



Week Beginning 11th May 2020


Monday 11th May 2020


Good Morning, Everyone!


We all hope you are well and are managing to find our weekly activities on the website. Please look out for the English Unit of work on the Reception page in Purple Mash and remember to have a look at the daily maths activities on the White Rose website. You will find the link on our Reception class home page and in the weekly planning section for this week. There are some lovely activities based on a busy spider!


Most of all - please continue to take care, stay safe and keep smiling!

We all miss seeing your wonderful smiling faces! 


All your teachers in Reception smiley



Week Beginning 4th May 2020


Monday 4th May 2020


Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all staying safe and continuing to keep well. Please look on the Home Learning pencil to find a series of activities for this week. There are English and Maths activities and I hope you are enjoying the Guided Reading clips.


The home page and Home Learning pencil has links to White Rose maths activities for Early Years and Oxford Owl eBooks!


A new unit has been added to the Reception page on Purple Mash. If you are having any problems logging on then please let me know via the Reception Class email.


Please keep looking on this page for further information.


Take care,


Miss A smiley



Week Beginning 27th April 2020


Tuesday 28th April 2020


Well done to everyone who is logging onto and using PURPLE MASH. I have been having a look at the work you have been completing. Well done! There is a section called Mini Mash which has a lot of activities designed for Reception class children. Have a go at these!

In addition, we are continuing to add new activities/resources to PURPLE MASH and these can be accessed by logging onto the website and clicking on the orange "Work" folder at the top of the page, to the left-hand side. Find the "School" folder, then "English"  and our Reception class file is in there.


Any problems, please let me know.


Take care and Keep Safe

Miss Andrews smiley








Week Beginning 20th April 2020


Monday 20th April 2020


Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all safe and well. Please keep working through your home learning packs and look on the website for additional ideas. Don't forget you can use your blue exercise books to record your work.

Remember to have lots of fun playing with your toys, being creative and making lots of memories. 


Take care,

From All in the Reception Team