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From 11.01.2021, we will be using ‘Google Classroom’ to upload daily challenges, Phonics videos, stories etc. Whilst some of you have been able to access this already, we realise that most logins are not working. For today, we have uploaded the work onto our website as normal. As soon as the problem is rectified, we will be using ‘Google Classroom’ as our main domain for uploading work, rather than on here. 
The only part of the website we will continue to use is the Gallery Section, where we will continue to upload your child’s work, videos, photographs etc as we feel this is a great platform for your children to connect with one another and see what their friends have been doing for their home learning. Thank you for your continued support 😊

WB: 11.01.2021

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Phonics and Story Videos’ star to watch a daily Phonics and Story telling session!

Reading and Phonics Guidance

Home Learning


Phonics Activities for our Bubble Closure

Graham Kendrick - Song for Christingle Lyrics Video

Please practise up to the end of the first chorus (Live inside our hearts today)

It was on a Starry Night

Please practise up to the end of the first chorus

Here We Go Up To Bethlehem

Please practise the first three verses

BookTrust recommended reads for 0-5 year olds.

Activities to share at home!


Click on the links below to access the videos:

Welcome to Africa homework page. 


We set weekly homework tasks for children in Reception. These vary from week to week but are usually planned to consolidate learning that has already taken place or preparation for learning that is about to take place.

Homework stickers will be put in the front cover of your child’s red homework book and these will be sent home every Friday. When your child has completed their task, they should put their homework book into the homework box in the classroom. All books should be returned every Wednesday in order for us to share homework and set new tasks. 

In addition to these tasks, every child has a reading folder with a reading book, reading diary and a small packet containing sight vocabulary flash cards and phonic cards. It is expected that all children will have opportunities to share their book and work on their word recognition/ phonic skills regularly. Please remember that it is really important to share lots of stories in addition to your child’s reading book. Children that love books want to learn to read them for themselves.

Children need to develop their prime areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language to be successful in all areas of learning. Without being secure in these areas it makes all other learning in more academic areas much more difficult. But sometimes it is hard to explain what you can do at home to support these areas so below is a list of ideas you could try. This is not a complete list and we’re sure you already do lots at home already but hopefully this will give a few new ideas as well.

Autumn Term Homework

Let’s Read! 
Below, we have included lots of guidance on sharing books at home and the kinds of questions and conversations you can have with your child when engaging with a range of texts. We have also included some really valuable websites for books that you can access online 
with your child- these schemes are very similar to the books we provide and follow in school.

Recommended reading books for Reception:

When introducing letters and sounds to children, we also learn the ‘letter patter’/ rhyme that helps us to remember how to form the letter correctly. This also helps us to remember what it should look like when we try to write it. Different letters are grouped into ‘families.’ The slides below show each family of letters and how they should be formed.

Practise your letter formation...

The same applies to numbers too! The ‘Ten Town’ rhymes help us to remember how to form our numerals correctly!

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers!

In the event of a school closure or if your child is asked to isolate at home, we have added some things that you can do at home to keep busy. We will add to this, so please keep your eye on this page for more ideas.

Some more Maths fun!

Some more fun indoor activities. How many can you tick off the list?

For all of the Lego fans!

Giraffes Can’t Dance!

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Mrs Connolly has recorded one of our favourite books- ‘Giraffe’s Can’t Dance!’ Have a listen; you’re going to love it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!