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Year R open day for prospective parents is on Tuesday 1st November. Please phone the Academy to book a visit....................... Please keep checking your Marvellous me and parentmails for updates on the current covid issues we are experiencing at the academy.
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The children in Year R really enjoyed their Theme Day "One Giant Step".  It all began with a letter being received from The Giant, asking if they could look for his lost golden coins.  We wrote back to the Giant to let him know we had them - we also found his pyjamas he'd left drying in the garden!


We measured the Giant's foot prints to see how big his feet were and we used our listening skills to play "Sleeping Giants".


In the afternoon we had a very special visitor called Paul who was 7ft 7 inches tall!  He is a basketball player and he taught us how to using a basketball on our finger!

One Giant Step

The children in Year R have learned some songs for you to enjoy!

Please click on the link below to watch our Writing Workshop video.

Please click on this link to watch our video explaining about Phonics in Year R

Please find the link to the phonics pure sounds, as explained in our phonics video, below.



Please find our Year R reading workshop video by clicking the link below.


Thank you

Ms Cleary and Mrs Stewart

Thank you


Thank you to everyone who has been sending us your work on Tapestry. We love seeing you all and looking at all the lovely work that you have been completing. It makes us very happy to know that you are enjoying the work we have given you and that you are helping your brains to grow!

If you are unsure how to upload your photos and videos onto Tapestry please contact us on and we will be more than happy to help you.


Mrs Shorland and Mrs Stewart

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We hope you enjoyed your Home Learning activities yesterday.  We have enjoyed seeing all of your photos and videos on Tapestry - keep them coming!  Remember, if you have any questions regarding the Home Learning or Tapestry you can email us at .

Home Learning 18th January 2021

Welcome to our second week of home learning.  We hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Here is today's Home Learning along with the links which are also included in the Powerpoint.  Have a great day, and we look forward to seeing your amazing work on Tapestry.

Home Learning Friday 15th January 2021

Here is Friday's home learning along with the links to the videos in case there are problems opening them from the Powerpoint.  Have a great day, and don't forget to upload your work to Tapestry!

Home Learning Thursday 14th January 2021

Thursday's Home Learning is now ready for you to access.  We are aware that some of you are not able to open the links within the Powerpoint so we have added these separately as well as within the Powerpoint itself.  

Home Learning Wednesday 13th January 2021

Here is Wednesday's Home Learning.  It's been lovely to see so many of you engaging with these activities and we've really enjoyed watching your videos on Tapestry - keep them coming!  We sent home instructions for uploading to Tapestry, however if you do not have log in details for Tapestry please email us on


Home Learning 12th January 2021

Tuesday's Home Learning is now uploaded.  We have been pleased to see some work appearing on Tapestry.  We are aware that there is an issue with Tapestry which means some of you are seeing a "500 error".  We are seeing this in school too so it must be a problem with Tapestry.  Please just upload as soon as it is back up and running.

Home Learning Monday 11th January 2021

laughHere is your Home Learning for Monday.  If you have any questions about this please email us at .


We look forward to seeing all your wonderful work on Tapestry!laugh

Hello Reception

Please find attached some fun activities to keep you busy on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. We will soon be adding more activities for you to complete for Thursday and Friday. 

When you have completed your activities ask your grown up at home to take a photo and upload it onto your Tapestry account. We would love to see all the work that you will be completing at home.

Stay safe and we hope to see you again soon! 


Home Learning for 5th and 6th January 2021

The children in Year R would like to wish their parents, families and friends a very Merry Christmas and they have sung you some lovely Christmas songs. Please find the links below to watch your children sing to you.

We have had a fantastic end to our half term with lots of exciting things happening.  The children have been busy making gifts for their grown-ups which they will bring home on Friday 18th December.  


We have spent the last couple of weeks creating an amazing Christmas Scene for the school-wide tree decorating competition.  Mr Barnett has been sent the photos so now we need to patiently wait to see which year group is the winner.  We're all very proud of how hard the children worked on this and we're sure you will be too!

Nursery recently went on a Present Hunt and they showed us the photos of their exciting adventure.  The children were excited to find that a bear lives in our playground!  We really wanted the bear to visit so we decided to write him a letter.  We were surprised when he very next day Rupert the Reading Bear arrived!

If your child is self isolating at home, please continue to read together as much as possible. Continue to practice the grey keywords, green keywords and Tricky words that we have already sent home. Blue key words will be coming home in the Christmas homework pack, along with the first 100 high frequency words and the phase 2 phonic grapheme cards.


Encourage your child to be creative by drawing, colouring and practicing their writing. This will help to develop their fine motor skills which will allow them to hold their pencil in a dynamic tripod grip.


Please also help your child to practice their counting skills. This can easily be done throughout the day in situations such as counting out the tins in the food cupboard, counting the toys when they tidy away and helping to put the fruit in the fruit bowl.


We hope that you are all staying safe and we look forward to welcoming your child back into Reception soon.


Ms Shorland and Mrs Stewart

Our new topic this half term is called 'Why do squirrels hide their nuts?' We have all had lots of fun learning about the Autumn and how animals prepare for the winter. We have also enjoyed learning about Diwali, making Diya lamps from clay and decorating them.

On the 11th November we joined in with a socially distanced whole school assembly for Remembrance Day. We discussed the importance of the day and made poppies as a mark of respect.

We have had a lovely half term in Reception, learning all about our topic 'what happens when I fall asleep?'. We have discussed many things including night time routines, dreams, space and nocturnal animals. We have also been very creative and have made rockets, dream catchers, leaf hedgehogs, chalk pictures, star wands, hey diddle diddle pictures and today we were very excited to use the virtual reality headsets to look at the stars in space. 


We have been very pleased with the amount of reading that the children have been doing at home. Today we sent home green key words for the children to learn along with the grey key words which you received at the parent/teacher meeting in the summer. Please continue to read with your child as much as possible and watch our reading workshop video for ideas on how and why to encourage your child to develop a love of reading. For every 5 times your child reads their book, and has their book changed at school, they will be entered into a prize draw. The draw will take place at the end of every half term and one lucky child from each class will win a £10 book voucher. Congratulations to Eva and Pola who are our first winners in Year R!


We have been impressed with the attitude of the children in Reception this half term and we have been talking about working hard and making our brains bigger. Two children have particularly impressed us with their wonderful attitude and their kind words and hands. Well done to Kit and Delilah who both received Head Teacher Awards from Mr Barnett - we are very proud of you!


We hope that you have a wonderful half term and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday 2nd November.


Mrs Shorland and Mrs Stewart

Our wonderful reading tree!

Parent Workshop



Please click the link below for our phonics workshop.  In addition, there are some useful documents explaining Pure Sounds, Cued Articulation and how you can help your child at home.


Parent reading workshop


Please follow the link below to a video explaining how we teach reading in Year R. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.


Mrs Shorland and Mrs Stewart


Dialogic book share

Parent Workshop



Please click on the link below to access our most recent workshop video.

Here is an example of writing completed in Spring in Year R.


Welcome to Reception!


The class teachers in Reception are Mrs Shorland and Mrs Stewart. We are very excited to welcome you into our wonderful school. We have some exciting activities planned and we look forward to sharing them with you.


The first topic that we will be looking at is called 'What happens when I fall asleep?'. It is all about the night-time and its wonders.


See the below links for information on how we learn in Reception, as well as seeing our class blog, which will be updated weekly.


In this present climate can you please encourage your children to wash their hands regularly.  

Goodbye Year R

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