Merit Assemblies

Merit Assembly 1 Friday 1st May

Merit Assembly 2 Friday 8th May

Merit Assembly 3 Friday 15th May

Merit Assembly 4 Friday 22nd May

Ash Announcements

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Well done


for using your super phonics skills to complete the spelling challenge and for creating a fantastic ‘book in a box’.

Keep up the hard work you super star!


We have a Birthday!!

‘Every child is an artist

Pablo Picasso



Monday 18th May- Morning Worship




Fun Ideas to keep you busy at home!

Please remember to log in to Tapestry and upload a picture at least once a week.  We would love to see pictures of what you have been busy doing at home. We upload fun activities every day for you to try at home. If you are struggling to access Tapestry please ring the school office and they will pass this message on to us. We can then send you a new link to your email address.


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Weekly home Rainbow Challenge

The home rainbow challenge for Reception will be posted onto Tapestry weekly. Please remember to post pictures on to Tapestry of your completed Rainbow challenge so that we can see your super work.

Friday 22nd May

🌈It’s Friday so it much be Rainbow Challenge Day 🌈

This week’s challenge is all about getting physical. We want you to show us how you can move. Can you, hop, jump, run, twirl? Can you play hopscotch or use a space hopper? Can you climb up something or over the top of something? Can you crawl underneath something and make yourself really small? Maybe you could make an obstacles course in your house or garden and show us how you can do all these different physical skills. Do you have any toys that show how well you can balance like a scooter or bike? Whatever you can do with your bodies we want to see, so remember to take lots of pictures and add them to Tapestry. Be brave but always make sure an adult is close by to ensure you are being safe and to help if you need it.

Enjoy your half term and keep active. We miss you all and hope you are keeping safe.
From Mrs Dawson, Miss Brown, Mrs Marcinczak, Mrs Redman and Mrs Robinson. ❤️🧡💙💛💜





Weekly Spelling Activity

Happy Monday everyone and I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Monday means it’s spelling challenge day. We have set words that are for your age group so that you can use your super phonics skills to spell the words once you have solved the clues.

We still want you to log on to Spelling Shed at least 3 times a week as well as doing this challenge! Don’t forget to check your class homework page to find other websites that have exciting activities to help you with your reading and phonics.

With your grown up read the clues to find the word you need to spell. There are some extra clues to help you in the brackets too. The number tells you how many letters are in the word, and the letter tells you what letter the word starts with. Once you know the word, sound it out and write it down. Watch out for the digraphs and trigraphs. Can you remember what letters you need to make them? I’ve added a picture of the phonemes just in case you can’t. Read the word back once you have written it to check you have all the phonemes. Take a picture once you have finished and send it to us on Tapestry or by emailing the school.

We will let you know if you got them all right and put your work on our class homework pages. Good luck you super spellers! ⭐️👍

1. A spider can make one of these. (3W)
2. They like to swim in the sea. (4F)
3. This is a type of tree and also the name of Mrs Dawson’s class! 😉. (3O)
4. You sit on one of these when at a table. (5C)



Book in a box competition

Would you like to take part in a rip roaring reading competition?
You could win some amazing reading prizes!!
All you have to do is choose your favourite book and then decorate a box (any size, any type is fine!) to represent the different parts of the book. You can use any materials you wish (paint, craft, crayons, natural objects) be creative! You could show all the characters and cut them out, or the different events or scenes in the story. We would love to see your grown ups helping too. Why not make it a family effort?
There are some ideas to get you started attached. Please upload your photos to Tapestry by Friday 15th May and we will choose a winner from each class to receive a prize! Good luck and have fun!





Writing Ideas

Children in school have received activity packs to complete at home. This includes a diary that you can complete daily so you can continue to practice your sentence writing. If your child does a sentence every day this will really help them to continue to use their super phonics skills.

It is very important that the children continue to learn their tricky words. You could ask your child to write a sentence using one of the tricky words.

Click here to practice your tricky words using the tricky word song!


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Look at what some of our children have been doing at home:


Reading Ideas

Please remember to read your home reading book as much as possible.

Please remember to continue to play on spelling shed to practice your reading  (Click here )

You can also play some fun phonics game on phonics play (Click here) using the username and password below.

phonics play Username: march20

Phonics play Password: home

There is a book company called Big Cat Collins offering free online reading books. Just google Big Cat Collins and follow the instructions.

password: Parents20!

You can take part in daily phonics lessons  on the English hub (the link is below). When you click on the link,  click Reception and you can work your way through the different sessions each day. You could try writing words and a sentence using the grapheme that you have been learning.

Remember to post what reading work you have been doing on to Tapestry.

Happy reading!

Look at what some of our children have been doing at home:


Maths Ideas

If your child is interested in Maths or Numbers: 

White Rose Maths Hub is a company that school uses to plan and teach Maths lessons in school and they have produced some home learning and daily plans. They should take no longer than 20 minutes per day- below is the link to the website and some screen shots to help you. Please click on the age group appropriate for your children (early years). Each lesson has 3 parts- a teaching video, a downloadable and printable activity and the answers. 

The website is:

Please remember to continue practicing ordering your numbers to twenty. While you are ordering the numbers you could say what one more than each number is. I bet your grown up would be so impressed!

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Look at what some of our children have been doing at home:



You could  practice adding two sets of objects together. Maybe you could use some of your toys and count two sets of groups together.

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Look at what some of our children have been doing at home:



Your child could also practice solving subtraction problems. You could give your child a group of objects and ask them to take away an amount and then they can count how many they have left to find the answer. They could even be challenged further by writing their own subtraction number sentence.

TVI TV! - Top Tips: Practical subtraction in Reception - YouTube

Look at what some of our children have been doing at home:


Your child could practice sharing a group of objects into two groups. They need to make sure that each group has the same amount so it is fair.

They could then try and share a group of objects between three or four groups. You could use sweets or anything to make it fun and exciting.

Primary Magazine - Issue 27: Maths to share - CPD for your school ...                           Definition of shared between for primary-school parents | Sharing ...

Can you use some objects in the house to work out some doubles:

Eg: 1+1= , 2+2= , 3+3= , 4+4= , 5+5= , 6+6=

Can you go any further? Have fun doubling! 🎲

You could practice naming 2D shapes. Your grown up could draw you some 2D shapes on some paper and they could hide them around the house for you to find. When you find them remember to tell your grown up which shape you have found and try and describe it. ( I bet your grown up will be shocked when you tell them how many sides and corners it has).


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You could also go on a 3D shape hunt. It is important that the children know the different 3D shapes. We describe 3D shapes to children as ‘the shapes that you can build with’. Can your child find some of the 3D shapes and describe the different shapes? Can they count how many faces and edges the shape has?

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It is important that your child understands size vocabulary. These include words such as long, short, tall, large, big. To explore this vocabulary you could ask your child to order a set of objects from the shortest to the tallest.

Shortest to Longest- Ordering Leaves by Length – Play of the Wild            Untitled by leahmobley0 on emaze


Here are a list of useful and free websites to keep you busy



Numberblocks and Alphablocks

Teach your monster to read

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Please continue to upload your activities on to Tapestry so we can keep in touch. We really love to see what you are doing at home.

We are missing you very much!

Keep having fun and remember that you are all our super stars!

Miss Brown and Mrs Marcinczak

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