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Friday 27th

A message from Miss Hand...

Hi Reception,
Happy Friday! At school on a Friday we usually have our Star of the week assembly in class and our Collective worship. We also do a review of our phonics sounds learned during the week.

We then have our PE lesson and Music before lunch and then home.


Phonics - I have added some Alphablocks videos for the sounds that we have learned over the last 2 weeks. While you are watching them, perhaps you could have a go at reading the words and then writing them down.

PE - I have also added some yoga videos for you to do as your PE lesson.


Music - Further down the page you'll find the lyrics for Away in a Manger to practise at home, along with lots of Nursery thymes that we sing at school. Enjoy! 


Mrs. Barnett and I just want to say a HUGE well done for all your hard work at home and we can't wait to see you all back at school on Monday. smiley


Take care, Miss Hand and Mrs. Barnett smiley

A reminder of useful resources on our class page...
I hope you have enjoyed the home learning activities over the last 2 weeks. Please remember that even when we are back at school, the class page is a really useful resource for both you and your child. There are dates for your diary, an overview of what we are doing in class, resources to help support learning at home, and so much more.

Please see the table below to give you an idea of what you will find on the Reception class page. smiley


1. Go to our school website. Click on the Life of the School tabthen 

Class Pages 2020-21

2. You will then see this page. Click on the Reception page (the dragonfly). 3. It will then take you to this page Reception class 2020-21. There is a message at the top and then lots more as you scroll down the page.
4. As you scroll down the page you will find picture links, e.g. 'This week in Reception...'. If you click on these picture links, you will find lots more to explore. 5. Scroll down the page a little further and you will find even more pages - photo updates and knowledge organisers... 6. Finally...I have recently created a handwriting page with resources and videos to help with cursive writing practice at home. I hope that this is useful. smiley



A recap of the 2 weeks - ng, ai, igh, ee

1. Alphabet Phonics Song

Alphablocks - ng

Alphablocks - ai

Alphablocks - igh

Alphablocks - ee


We have PE on a Friday morning at school, so I thought you might like to do some yoga this morning. You have a few different options. The best one is probably the We're going on a bear hunt yoga - we read this story at school in September, s0 we know it very well.

I have also put a Gruffalo-themed yoga video for you as well. Enjoy! smiley

We're Going on a Bear Hunt - A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

The Gruffalo yoga


I thought you might also like to practise some Nursery Rhymes today that we sing in school and our Christmas carol that we have been learning - Away in a manger. Enjoy! smiley


Some Nursery Rhyme facts for you! 

Experts in Literacy and child development have discovered that if children know 8 Nursery Rhymes off by heart by the time they're 4 years old, they are usually among the best readers by the time they are 8 years old.


The importance of nursery rhymes for the under 7’s

Nursery rhymes play an important role in early childhood development and education. As well as being fun they are excellent teaching tools:

1. Nursery rhymes and children’s songs boost vocabulary and language development.

2. They help children to develop literacy skills.

3. They provide a fun way to support early numeracy skills.

4. Nursery rhymes help children to develop social, physical and emotional skills.

Away in a manger lyrics

Polly put the kettle on

Hickory Dickory dock


Frère Jacques

Wind The Bobbin Up

I'm a Little Tea Pot

Horsie, horsie don't you stop

Miss Polly had a dolly

Row, row, row your boat

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, once I caught a fish alive

I can sing a rainbow

Ten in a bed