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Home Learning Week Beginning 30th March 2020

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Useful Websites and access to learning 
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Daily Lessons on YouTube and Facebook 

Learning to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics during School Closure
Daily lessons for children
We are excited to announce that from Monday 23rd March we are scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.
We will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm
Please note: the films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.

We will also release a film of a teacher reading a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available to watch again and again on YouTube.

A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!
Parents can sign up to either our Facebook page  or our YouTube channel

Films for parents

Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on our website and YouTube channel.

The YouTube channel will be redesigned shortly to help parents find the films easily.

We will add a parent film to Facebook every day


This week we have been practising counting forwards and backwards to 20 using a number line.  Attached in a separate document, there are number lines available to use.  When using the number line, can you ask your children to touch each number as they count, using their finger to track as they count.  


Can you continue working with your children on adding two groups of objects together, up to the value of 20 e.g 7 forks add 8 knives makes how many altogether? If your child is confident adding two groups of objects, perhaps you could try adding three groups of objects together?

Your children will be beginning to look at subtraction.  Can you work with your children on subtracting an amount of objects from another group of objects (up to the value of 20)  e.g subtracting/taking away 4 spoons from 12 forks.  


Please continue to read at home with your children.  Your child may have a short story or a page from their Read, Write inc  group as well as a book from their classroom.  Can you continue to practise the letter sounds with your children using the sound cards sent home and perhaps you could encourage your children to use their phonics knowledge to words or write sentences.  When practising word building at home with your children, encourage them to identify 'special friends, Fred talk, read/write the word'.  At parents evening you were given a sound mat to take home, encourage your children to use the mat to identify the sounds and form their letters correctly. 

It would be great to hear about the lovely activities you get up to at home.  Can you do some baking/cooking together, get creative and do some junk modelling out of old boxes, get the paints out.  As we have been learning about dinosaurs and where they lived, perhaps you could make am erupting volcano - below is the recipe and instructions to try it out.

If you have any questions about the home learning, please don't hesitate to ask.  We have attached a variety of worksheets to the class homepage should you wish to give them a go but mostly, we hope that you are all keeping well :) 

Thank you in advance

Year R Team :)

Make Your Own Volcano 
You will need:

1. Washing up liquid
2. Vinegar
3. Plastic cup
4. Bicarbonate of soda
5. Red food colouring

You could build a paper mache volcano and put the cup inside it for extra effect

Method: 1. Fill your cup just over half full with water, add 3 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda and give it a good stir until most of the bicarbonate of soda dissolves. 2. Add two drops of red food colouring and a good squirt of washing up liquid into the cup and once again give it a stir. 3. Make sure your volcano is in the kitchen or outside (or somewhere you don’t mind making a mess). 4. Quickly pour in just under a quarter of a cup of vinegar and enjoy your very own volcanic eruption!

The science behind it: You just made a chemical reaction! By mixing the acid (vinegar) and the alkali (bicarbonate of soda), bubbles of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) were released like in a pyroclastic flow. A pyroclastic flow moves very fast and is extremely dangerous, whilst lava flows move slowly and aren't much of a threat.

Welcome to Foundation Stage!

We are Rabbit Class and we are a class of Foundation Stage children! Miss Howell is our Teacher and Mrs Saunders and Mrs Strachan are our additional Key Workers. Although there are two classes within Early Years Foundation Stage, the phase operates as a unit and children flow between areas of learning through child initiated play. The adults take on the role of Key Workers, all assigned to a child and family, so that strong links and relationships can be formed throughout the year. 

Come back and check our class page regularly to see what we have been up to!


Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.

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