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Meet The Early Years Team

Picture 1 Mrs D. Whelan (Class Teacher)
Picture 2 Mrs J. McNally (Teaching assistant)

Our Class Governor is Rev. Mark Jason.

 Thank you to all the boys and girls- you have worked so hard so now it is time for a rest. It is the Easter holidays so no work will be set. The work for after the holidays is already on this home page so once the holidays are over the work can begin again. Don't forget to get mum of dad to take photos of your fantastic work and email them to me. 

Take care and have a good holiday. 

Here is a file which has a child friendly explanation to the coronavirus.



Hello boys and girls! I hope you are all OK and are behaving for your mums and dads. I added some more ideas for you to have a look at which might explain and help you to understand why you are having to learn at home, but also provides you with some more work.



Work for Summer Term

Please find below the work which your child will be doing after the Easter holidays.

This new section of the website is work to be completed after the Easter holidays. You should have enough work in the yellow folders to last until at least then. Please find below a simple curriculum map to help you find out about what the children need to be learning about during the first half of the Summer term. You will also find useful links and worksheets to help with this work. It is best to do literacy and numeracy activities in the morning and the other activities in the afternoon. 

Find below all the links and worksheets needed to complete the above tasks for Summer term 1.

The above link will help with additional phonics and also provide number games to support the number work outlined in the curriculum map. Your child has been given a user name- 226141 followed by your child's first name [capital letter for the initial letter] The password is 123.


The above link has lots of songs [Old McDonald]






What can you see outside your window!

To help with writing activities please use the sound mats below.

Phase 4 tricky word booklet

Phase 3 booklet

phase 2 booklet

                                                                  Number work for the Summer Term


The work sheets below will help your child understand how a number can be made in different ways- for example 7 can be 7+0, 4+3, 2+5. Once your child has completed a sheet ask how the number is made up. 



The section below will help you to understand the early learning goals which your child would have been working towards had they been at school.

The document below gives you practical activities to do with your child which could be done as an afternoon activity.

Good morning to all the boys and girls in my class. I hope you are working hard and doing the work in your yellow folder. With Easter approaching I thought you might like to try the Easter activities below. 

Here are some more useful links for wake and shake activities and also topmarks.


It would be useful if you could email work the children have done during the course of the school closure so I can see what they have working on. I will also set specific work if the school closure continues. 

You will have the login to Oxford Owl in the yellow folder. This is a very useful site for parental information such as how to teach phonics, useful maths information as well as being the place for e-books for your child's reading.

You should also have purple mash login details. The children have used this ICT tool in class and the section we use is mini mash. Here you will have access to indoor and outdoor learning online. The children are very familiar with this site but I have also included learning pins linked to topics we have covered or are about to cover after Easter.

Here is a document to help with your daily phonic sessions


In the event of school closure it is important that your child has some kind of structure to their day when they are at home. 

The mornings could begin with yoga or Go Noodle . It is important to continue with literacy and numeracy in the mornings. A session of phonics using phonics play, followed by a session of reading using the link for Oxford Reading  Owl . It is important to choose the correct phonic phase for your child when accessing phonics play and also choosing reading books from the e-book selection.- this is indicated on the front of their work folder. 

After literacy a numeracy activity should be chosen from their work folder or from the links below.  Topmarks is a very useful website especially for number games. At the moment we have been learning about 1 more 1 less. All you have to do is select the early years section and then choose the number section. We have also been learning about 2d and 3d shapes and also shape patterns

The afternoons should be spent choosing an activity from either the 100 indoor activities or from the large A3 activity sheet. I have also provided several Easter activities in their work folders to complete. Please remember all work completed must be returned to school so that the work can be fed into their learning journeys and used for assessment.


Here are the links you will need to access online activities

































In the event of school closure or self isolation the year R team are in the process of gathering together a work folder for each child. This folder will include reading books, practical activities to do with your child, ideas for different areas of our curriculum, handwriting sheets and maths activities. If at all possible can you evidence what your child does by means of photos and a record of what your child says. Your child could even write what he/she sees. Photos can be emailed or printed out and placed in their work folder and returned to school. All the work set by the class teacher will be used to inform assessment and it will be included in their learning journeys. An email address for all photos and evidence of work will be sent shortly.  

Thank you to all parents for the fantastic world book day costumes. The children looked fantastic!!

Thank you to all parents for the fantastic world book day costumes. The children looked fantastic!!  1

Spring 2 curriculum map

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who turned up for our first chat,play and read. It was nice to see you all.

Year R have a new boy band.

Still image for this video

We have been learning about the weather in Year R and so we decided to have a go at recording our own weather reports.

Thank you to Oakley and Mione's daddy for making our new outdoor kitchen.

Chat,read and play

A big hello and warm welcome to all the new boys and girls who have started school. Also a very warm welcome to our parents. We hope that this year is going to be filled with lots of fun,curiosity, exploration and independent learning. It is important that your child settles into school life and feels safe. During the early days you can bring your child into the classroom and help to hang up their coats and put their book bags away in their trays. If you feel your child is happy to come into the classroom on their own please feel free to allow this to happen as this will speed up the transition and allow your child to become independent. If you need to speak to a member of the foundation stage team then we are available before school and after school for a quick chat. However if you need to speak at length then you will need to make an appointment. 


During the first few weeks the foundation stage team will be observing and talking to your child to get to know them and also make a baseline assessment so that we know what your child can already do and what they need to work on. Once this has been completed teaching and learning will begin.


When your child is ready for a reading book this will be sent home with a reading record book. It is very important that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week. Once you have read with your child can you please sign the reading record book and put it back in their book bag to be returned to school. The reading book must be available during the school day so that your child can read to a member of staff, volunteer helper or even their gardener.The reading book should last about 1 week and then it will be changed. 


P.E will be done every Thursday so please make sure that P.E bags are in school. The P.E bags can be taken home at the end of every half term to be washed.


Your child will be part of a house-Towneley,Queens, Scotts or Thompson. They will be given house points during the day for good work, being kind and helpful or anything else that needs to be recognised. We also have a behaviour chart so during the day your child may move onto a bronze, silver or gold medal. In the event of unacceptable behaviour your child may be shown a yellow card. If their behaviour then improves they will go back to the start of the behaviour chart. In the rare event of the behaviour not improving a red  card will be shown and a text will be sent to you to inform you of this behaviour. 


The reception class curriculum is very exciting and very hands on. We use a lot of resources such as ingredients for cooking and other items used for interesting mark making and items for topic work which in turn will help to improve fine motor control, aid mathematical development, language development and also improve creativity. We try our best to ensure children wear suitable aprons for the very messy activities but sometimes the children may forget or their aprons unfasten. I apologise in advance for any messy clothes! At least you know they are having fun.

I have posted some photos of the first group of children to start school and will post other photos later next week.