Learning Ideas 8/6/20

Posted on June 7th, 2020

Good afternoon,

I hope you all had a good first week back after the half term break. Please find attached the ideas and resources for this week. Please keep emailing in your photos to

Home Learning Week 7

computing creating_patterns_activity

English week 7

Plastic Pollution

Telling the Truth

The Storm Whale book

Have a good week!

Year 1 and 2 Home Learning Week 5

Posted on May 17th, 2020

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Can’t qute believe it’s the last week of this half term. Learning this week continues with an ocean theme. Have a good week.

Home Learning Week 5

Story Plan

The Snail and the Whale week 5



Write Similes

Reception News

Posted on May 10th, 2020

Another busy week for our Reception pupils. Alva has been doing some perfect writing and even had a go at writing on her blackboard. Ellenie has been busy writing sentences too. Georgina made some brilliant bunting and lots of tasty treats to celebrate VE day on Friday. Stellan has been a scientist this week and has been looking at different different materials and discussing if they are solid, liquid or gas. He has also been observing caterpillars and their journey through their change into butterflies. He also has a duck and her seven ducklings living in his garden and has been looking after them and feeding them from his own hand! Taliah has been working really hard for the whole period of isolation. She is working on her number of the day in this picture. She also has a new chicken called Burt. William built his own Lego crocodile this week. He followed the instructions by himself and built it perfectly. Harriet has been busy with phonics and Literacy. This picture was from a lovely video of her singing the alphabet song.

Thank you for your brilliant Tapestry entries.

Work for w/c 11th May 2020

Posted on May 10th, 2020

Hi Everyone,

I am uploading phonics tonight. We are looking at common exception words in greater detail and thinking more about making our own sentences and writing those.

Maths has a focus on capacity and measurement this week. I will begin uploading these tomorrow. If you want to do the activities during the video then lesson 1 will require 2 jugs that will hold different amounts and then 2 teapots (or something different to jugs) that hold different amounts and water. For the stretch task after the video, you will need 3 cups, 3 teddies and a teapot.

The second lesson uses bottles of different capacity, a cup,labels, water and a funnel.

The third lesson uses rice, card to make you own cone, sellotape, a jug and a cup

The fourth lesson requires chalk, toy cars, a metre ruler or tape measure

You could just watch me do it on the video but it will be good for the children to have their own measuring to do either during or after the video as this will be a good opportunity to hear them talk about the activity and record any good quotes from their exploration.

I have recorded 4 phonics and 4 maths again so that you have a day to revisit anything that you think they might not have understood or could do with going over again. This will also give you time for music, science, DT and Literacy.

I hope that the science document that I sent you opened up ok as it was a big document. I haven’t set any new science as I don’t think that anyone has had time to do the music themed experiment that I set last week. The document and pages you need to look at are attached and referenced in last Sundays email.

I hope you have had a chance to look at the second Literacy lesson on information texts and that you have had a chance to start your own non-fiction information book on the topic of ‘people that help us’. I put a link onto the YouTube video for some good places to research your topic beforehand.

I hope everyone is doing well and feeling fine. There is now hope that we may all be together again before the end of the academic year and I look forward to this immensely.

Keep being excellent at Tapestry!

Jackie P

Celebrating VE Day

Posted on May 10th, 2020

This week’s learning

Posted on May 10th, 2020

Dear All

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I have really enjoyed seeing the photo’s of you enjoying VE Day celebrations. I have attached the learning suggestions for this week, along with some additional resources. Any queries contact me at

Home Learning Week 4

Snail Speech Bubbles


The Snail and the Whale

Have a good week!

VE Day Celebrations

Posted on May 7th, 2020

Dear All

Hope you are having a good week. I have seen some great work from lots of you this week about VE Day and your own family history. If we had been in school we would have had a ‘street party’ on the playground today to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. So the end of week challenge is to celebrate VE Day. Please send in photos of how you have celebrated so we can get together and have a virtual party on the school website. You could have a tea party or picnic, wear red, white and blue or wave a flag. It would be great to see a photo from everyone.

Have fun

Mrs Gibson

Home Learning 4th May 2020

Posted on May 4th, 2020



Hi Everyone

I have already uploaded two phonics and one maths for this coming week and I will add the rest over the next few days. I plan to post four phonics and four maths each week now as this will leave you a day to consolidate any areas that you think your child could benefit from revisiting, and also to leave time to look at science, literacy, music, DT and hopefully show and tell.

The maths topic this week has moved back to focusing on number: bonds of 10 and exploring numbers within 100.

The resources you will find helpful will be the whiteboard, pen, 10 items to count and add, 2 plates and a 100 square. There will be other bits along the week but they will all be things that you can quickly grab from rooms around the house.

Phonics stays with reading and writing words with adjacent consonant sounds, common exception words and sentence reading and writing.

I uploaded a literacy lesson at the end of last week that continues on from the information text lesson (literacy lesson 2). It focuses on information texts again and it will be a good idea to have your info book when watching the lesson. It moves on to consider people that help us in our communities and our world and asks the children to make an information text about people that help us. The video has suggested links for your research but I have also attached to this email, a few helpful activities and resources to accompany the links.

Another activity that links to people that help us, is a design and Technology activity. Could you design and make a vehicle for somebody that helps us. You could make one that looks and works like a vehicle that already exists (e.g an ambulance) or you could design and make a vehicle that doesn’t exist…yet.

Please access Charanga music using your logins for another music lesson.

I haven’t added ideas for P.E. because I can see that many of you are including lots of lovely walks and activities that are fun and healthy.

I have also attached a link for another science exploration. The Star Home Learning attachment has some very splendid ideas for science exploration. Could you have a look at pages 16-19 for this week’s challenge that has a musical instrument theme.

Have a super week.

Keep adding your marvelous observations to Tapestry, I really do appreciate them.

Take care

Jackie Patnell

Reception Class Hard at Work

Posted on May 3rd, 2020

Look how busy these guys have been last week.

Ellenie worked really well on her science challenges which were focused around eggs. She had to test what material would be best to protect an egg when travelling down a slide while also considering the speed it would travel. Alva, with the help of her rabbit,wrote the most beautiful cursive sentence in her phonics lesson. Georgina was working on our maths topic of money and still had time to bake some rather delicious scones too. Taliah was exploring the features of different coins so that she can recognise each one and its value. William was working fabulously on his days of the week in our maths lessons and Stellan’s cress that he has been growing was ready to eat so he made himself a delicious egg and cress sandwich with it.

Well done guys!

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