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Our first morning in Reception class! We started our day with wake and shake (we used gonoodle and chose Boom Chicka Boom if you would like to try this at home). We have enjoyed using the powder paint independently and some of us have been practising writing our names! Miss Harrison and Miss Hudson are very happy to see that all the children have settled in really well and we all have big smiles on our faces!

Class of 2020!

Reception 2019-2020

Welcome to our page!

Great under the sea picture Logan. 

Taine has made a fabulous cake for his big brother birthday. How old do you think he is? Yummy!!

Rainbow Stars of the week this week goes to.........Tiger-Rose and Tejveer for a great home learning journey, Well done!

Aaron has been practising writing and ordering numbers. Great work Aaron.

Daniel has been working hard on his home learning pack. 

Tiana has drew a treasure map and some under the sea creatures this week.

Tejveer making a mask and doing a science experiment with skittles. What a beautiful rainbow.

Fabulous Pirate Ship and hat Captain Nellie! ARGHH!!

A bit of bedtime reading and IT from Florence this week. I wonder what shes making on her computer game?

Taine had  a transport shop this week and was selling his parents different vehicles. He was using money and writing number sentences to work out how much they had to pay for their purchases. What a great game and lots of maths involved as well as having fun.

Logan has been working through a learning booklet at home.

Adanya has enjoyed making a message in a bottle and papper mache balloons. Although her mummy did confess having much more fun with it :)


Princess Skyla has been busy doing her homeschool work. 

Rainbow Star of the week goes to................George. Well Done George for your continued efforts at home throughout the whole of the home learning journey.


Big shout out to Nellie. Not only is she attending school, but shes also working hard at home too. Great effort Nellie, well done.

More colourful under the sea pictures from George. We love the Mermaid.

Fabulous balancing during yoga Pirate Jack. Great sums too.

So pleased Gary is still continuing to do his school work even if it does take a bit of encouragement. Keep it up Gary Well done, we love to see your smile.

Florence has turned into a handywoman. Great work Florence. I wonder how high she can bounce on the trampoline?

What a creative, different way of making an under the sea picture. Well done Adanya.

Very colourful under the sea pictures done by Daniel. How many colours can you see on Daniels fish?

What an amazing ship by Tiger-Rose, we are so impressed with this. Must have taken some hard work and a long time to make.

Logan has some interesting facts about Jupiter in the video below. He has also been doing dome homegrown vegetables....yummy!!


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Wow Taine has been such a busy bee. Great Job.!!

Tianas writing has amazed us. I wonder who will find the message in a bottle and go on a quest to save Tiana and her Mummy?

Sponge painted boat by Aaron, Its fantastic.

Stars of the week this week are.............Daniel and Gary. Well done boys keep up the good work.

It’s cucumber time for Bolt, Sonic and Tails!


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Hello everyone

Thank you again for all the lovely photos you have sent in showing us your hard work. It's lovely to see so many of you getting into our pirate theme along with all the other wonderful things you are doing. Keep up the hard work smiley

Taine has been enjoying our pirate theme. He's been busy with writing and maths, plus he's been doing phonics with Rosie on You Tube.
Nellie has been busy researching pirates, drawing a pirate ship, practising doubles in maths and sounding out words when she writes them to help with her spelling.
All the hard work she's been doing and poor Nellie; or should I say 'Pirate Tall Pearl Beard' has been made to walk the plank........ 
Logan has been doing some science this week.
Liam has been practising some other skills too...... lego building, painting, baking cookies and using tools to build a bed.
Liam has been busy writing and doing maths.
Jack has been busy getting into our pirate topic.
George has been busy in the garden and doing some pirate activities.
'Captain Flossel' being made to walk the plank.

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Florence has been busy with her reading, maths, writing and pirate activities.
Daniel has been busy doing lots of activities at home........phonics, writing, money and craft.
Adanya has been house building with her dad.
Meet 'Captain Adanya Sparrow'
Aaron has been busy this week making pirate hooks and using tea bags to make his treasure map.

Our Star of The Week for this week is...




We have chosen Aaron this week, as he is always busy keeping up with his home learning.

During our 'Pirate themed home learning' Aaron has made his own treasure map using tea bag staining, pirate hooks and been very busy completeing his work pack.


Well done Aaron, keep up your hardwork!


Love Miss Harrison, Miss Hudson, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Clayton



Our Star of The Week for this week is...



Skyla you have impressed me with all of the practical learning you have been doing this week! I love the painting you have been doing with Mummy, especially the NHS pebble. You have also been busy making your own pizzas, which looked delicious. I can't wait to see what you get up to next week, thank you for your emails smiley

Oliver, I have really enjoyed looking at the photographs and videos you have been uploading. You are such a caring and helpful big brother to Georgina which is lovely to see. It looks like you have learned lots of facts about dinosaurs too, I can't wait to see what else is inside your red book when we return to school! laugh 


Thank you for making me smile this week, we are all so proud of you both!


Love Miss Harrison, Miss Hudson, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Clayton


Here is a video of Bolt, Sonic and Tails eating their weekly fish flakes.

It is their favourite part of their week after bath time.

As you can see the babies are growing very quickly, but they still look tiny compared to Bolt.

I wonder if any of you could have a go at painting or drawing our pet Giant African Land Snails, or maybe even research GALS?



Snail video 4th

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Here are a few ideas for you Pirates to be doing at home.


Arghhh! Shiver me timbers!!

Hello Reception!

Thank you for your photos this week, we have a new face.

Your friend Skyla has been having lots of fun at home, making pizza and doing some painting. Its great to see her beautiful smile.

Logans not so keen on doing the work booklets, but that's fine because he's doing lots of learning other ways. Its great to see him using Purple Mash. We all like to learn different ways.

Nellie has enjoyed her look, cover and write sheets for sentence writing and even did some quick math sums at snack time with her grapes.

Adanya has been a scienstist this week and experimented making her own crystals...we love the goggles Adanya.

Florence has been learning about space....did anyone see SpaceX Launch on Saturday? Miss Hudson and her children stayed up lat, got wrapped up in blankets on the garden and spotted it going over Shirebrook. Let us know if you saw it too.

Tiana didn't want to do Maths this week, so her Mummy made her a Treasure Chest and she enjoyed doing it using that. Great idea Tiana's Mum. She has also been looking a differences in homes and countries. She is able to see the differences her Mum had as a child growing up in a different country to Tiana's childhood here in England.

Taine made a obstacle challenge for him and his mum. He took 17 seconds to complete and his mum took 25. Taine made it harder by putting lava in the middle made out of blanket which his mum had to jump over. 


We have seen so may different activities this week, what a great start to the Summer Term. Maths, Literacy, Science, Understanding of the World, Creative, ICT and PE. Keep up the great work. I think us Teachers and Teaching Assistants need to look out for your adults taking our jobs.wink



Our Star of The Week for this week is...



Both Jack and Taine have been working very hard on their home learning since the start all of this began and always send me photos and emails to tell me what they have been learning.

Jack I am so impressed with all of the learning you have doing; learning to tell the time, learning about pond life, planting, baking and looking after his neighbours. He has even been doing year one work on BBC Bitesize!

Taine you have been challenging yourself with the learning you have been doing. You have been tackling some very tricky sums and even though sometimes it can be difficult you never give up!


Keep it up boys, we are all so proud of you both!


Love Miss Harrison, Miss Hudson, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Clayton


Tiana's lava lamps and rain clouds
Tiana's rock faces
Tiana's bumble bee art.
Liam drew his house and added labels
Adanya helping her Mum clean the windows
Adanya gas been busy making animal shadows. What animals can you see?

Our Star of The Week for this week is...



Adanya has been sending me lots of home learning since it all began! She has been doing lots of different things from reading, baking, writing sums and the alphabet with chalks, etc. She has even been showing me her fancy dress costumes and even made her own for VE Day.

Florence has been working super hard over the past few weeks, doing lots of different activities from Forest Schools to baking. She enjoyed her coin sorting task,  so I set her an extra challenge to make a leaflet about old coins. She worked very hard on her extra challenge!


Well done girls, keep it up, we are all so proud of you!


Love Miss Harrison, Miss Hudson, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Clayton


BBC Bitesize have now added some links to games and work for our age group. Take a look and see what you like. Remember some of the Year1 work maybe suitable for you as well so see what you can do.

Its been great to see some different faces this week, for our website.

Olly, Gary and Roman have all been busy doing school work, and having fun learning through play with their families.

I see a lot of you enjoyed celebrating VE Day with your families safely, as did we with our families.

You all continue to be having lots of fun at home. Keep sending us your fabulous photos and take a look at what your friends have been up to this week below.


follow the link to see what Oliver has been doing.

Our Star of The Week for this week is...



This week has been very hard to choose a Star and lots of you came very close, so well done for telling me what learning you have been doing.

Logan has been learning about Space this week and was so eager to tell Mrs Wilkinson some of the facts he knew! For Maths Logan has been writing sums on his whiteboard and learning shape names. He even knows the names of different types of triangles such as; scalene, isosceles and equilateral!I am so impressed with your knowledge, you are such a super star, keep working hard for Mummy and Daddy!

Nellie-Rae has been very busy with writing and phonics this week. You have impressed us so much with your sentence writing and how you keep on learning new sounds each day. For Maths she decided to do the 'sharing' activity from her bingo board and even though she found it tricky at first, she was very unrelenting and shared her Easter Egg (which is very kind- I don't think I would have chosen chocolate to share!) laugh

Love Miss Harrison, Miss Hudson, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Clayton

We have seen and heard lots of great things that you have been up to at home. Mrs Wilkinson has enjoyed your phone calls this week and has told the rest of us teachers in your class what a great time you are all having and that it hasn't been easy for you all. Just remember we are all in the same storm but different boats. Everyone's journey during this time is different. Do what is best for you and your family. 


To make you smile here is a few pictures of some of your friends this week.


I came across this game with my 6 Year Old when completing Daily Lessons on BBC Bitesize and thought it would be great for our Reception children too.

It is a Phonics game so if you are struggling to get your child to read and write but they like games on their tablet or computer it will be great. Have a look before you set them off on it to find a game suitable for their ability. There is simple sound lessons to spelling Tricky Red Words and blending sounds and reading and understanding.


I hope you enjoy it as much as we did, hope to see you soon, Miss Hudson cheeky

Take a look at what your friends have been up to for some ideas of what you could do at home.


Its great to see what George has been busy doing. He has been very creative, his home looks like an Art Gallery.


Aaron has been creative too, making some fruit to go with his reading book. I wonder what book he has been reading. I love his Fairy Garden too.


Here is this week and next week’s home learning.

Keep evidence by using your child’s Red Home Learning book, photographs, keeping the worksheets, emailing me what you are doing, etc.

If you would like anything specific sending such as; things to be printed, number cards, phonics worksheets, handwriting sheets, please let me know and I will make them and email them to you.

If you need anything at all, please send me an email or ring school who will pass your message onto me.


Our Star of The Week for this week is...


We are so proud of Tiana, not just for this week, but since lockdown began Tiana has tried so hard with her home learning and has kept letting us know how she is getting on.

Lots of her learning has been through play, using Lego for addition, making characters to re-tell the story 'Kitchen Disco', playing matching games to learn red words, going on nature scavenger hunts for crafts and even building her own mud kitchen!

You have kept up with your reading and been busy completing your home learning pack too!

Well done Tiana, we are all very proud of you!

Love Miss Harrison, Miss Hudson, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Clayton


Click on the link below to view my video update.

Click on the Reception Videos folder, the video is split into two parts, please watch the first half and then the second.


 We would love to see you add some videos into our folder too smiley

If you need any help with this please let me know.

Miss Harrison.

Wow! We have received lots of photos this week from some of you. Lets see what your friends have been up to.


Nellie has been enjoying Joe Wicks PE with her baby brother. I can see some great work being completed and i think we may have a fashion guru on our hands, Nellie's choice of outfit looks great, we love the lipstick.


Liam's been busy with his home learning pack, I can see a fantastic improvement in his handwriting, very impressed.


Tiana has been, out walking in our beautiful countryside. She has made her fruity characters out of her Kitchen Disco book. Played in the water on her garden, done some writing exercises, made clothes for her Barbies out off odd socks, lots, lots more and.......... she is so lucky her mum has made her, her very own mud kitchen. I cant wait to see what she makes in there.....what is on the menu Tiana?


Tejveer has been baking chapatti with his mum, as well as making maps for his dad and being a superhero with his homemade shield. SUPER TEJVEER!!!


We also have a budding baker in Florence, she weighed all the ingredients herself and used the electrical equipment safely with her mum nearby. Check out her Forest School day. What did Florence spot using her binoculars?


Mateusz has been busy doing his work booklet. We just love his handwriting.


Adanya has been dressing up. She looks like a dancer to me. I wonder what she has been dancing to? Mmmmmm Banana Loaf, and enjoying fruit in her tent too.



Below is some information for you to support your children with their handwriting and how to hold their pencil correctly.

Looks like Logan is managing to keep busy, and have lots of fun whilst learning.


What have you all been up to? It would be good to see a few more faces on our website. Keep sending us photos.

Great photos from Aaron. We can see you have been working hard with your pencil grip. Keep up the hard work. 

Taines been super busy.

Not all learning is putting pen to paper. Look at these things you can do around the kitchen....and you are still learning. 

Check out this website - enjoy the music.....

Following on from Easter, Florence has been busy doing some maths and creative work. Counting how many Easter Eggs she received. How many did the Easter Bunny send you? Miss Hudsons children had to find 24 little eggs hidden around their garden. Did you do a egg hunt? Send us some pictures if you did. cheeky

Hope you all had a great Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate like us teachers. surprise 

Thank you for all the fabulous photos you have sent us of your amazing learning, fun and exciting things you have been up to at home. Keep them coming.

I'm sure you have all seen our fantastic video made by us teachers, ('The Anthony Bek Dream' which is on youtube) don't worry we are at home too and not really in Disneyland....we wish we were.


Have a look at the photos below of some of your friends being super busy.

How beautiful does Tiana look in her new glasses? heart

Taine is going to save the world with his Captain America shield. wink

Yum Yum!! I want some of Logans BBQ. cheeky

We love Nellies wall gallery of all her amazing work. angel

Liams Emojis made us smile. laugh

Aaron has been super creative, look at those eggs. yes

Today (14.04.20) Charlie and Joseph made water rockets with Mrs Braithwaite at school. They had great fun launching them (see videos below)! She also made them a tyre swing to play on.


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Today in school (03.04.20) the children have been making Worry Dolls using dolly pegs and wool. Charlie and Joseph both enjoyed making them with their friends in Year 1,2,3, and 4

Charlie making his doll.

WOW WOW WOW!! I am so excited to share this link with you. This website gives you much more than reading books.


Here is a parents guide to our Phonics Scheme. Please take some time to read this and take a look at the books we use in school, you can also access the speed sound practice sheets we send home too. If you are unsure of what level your child is at and what you should be expecting them to do then please don't hesitate to email Miss Harrison. 

We have found some more activities suitable for you to enjoy at home. Remember to take some photos and show us how much fun you are having.


Here is a link to Maddie Moate's YouTube channel.

She is a presenter from CBeebies and BBC who creates educational online science content.

She also has a website with more information.

Thank you for all of your photos so far, it is lovely to see how busy you have all been.

Liam has been doing lots of reading, adding in Maths, practising forming letters. Here is a photo of his colouring!

Dougie has loved taking his learning outside when the weather lets him do so! He has been playing games on and enjoyed playing some games on Minimash.

Taine has also enjoyed being outside, going on walks, feeding the ducks, baking, reading and completing his home learning pack.

The next home learning packs will be going out after the Easter Holidays, but if you need anything in the meantime please send me an email and I will help as much as I can.

Oxford Owl have lots of free online reading books for children, I know lots of the children will have read their books by now and are becoming fluent, so please have a look on the link below.

Take care everyone :)

Miss Harrison


Hello Everyone! It has been lovely to see what you have been up to over the past week, I am really missing you all.

I hope you are having lots of fun learning at home with your grown-ups.

Adanya has added numbers to her building blocks and has been putting them in order. She has also been Face Timing her bestie, Tiana.

I know lots of you will be missing your friends, so I hope by adding lots of photos to this page you can see what you have all been doing to keep busy.

Aaron and Logan have been collecting lots of recyclable materials and used them to build a rocket.

Aaron added a label to his and named it 'Anthony Bek Space Shuttle'.

Logan has been very busy, reading, colouring, watching documentaries and has helped his Mummy by sowing some vegetable and herb seeds for their garden.

Parents: Please don't apply too much pressure to yourselves, everyone is in a different situation, whether you are still working, working from home, ill, trying to keep to a timetable etc. What works for one family may not work for yours, so please stay positive and take care. If you need anything at all please do email me (I have sent this via text) and keep the photos coming :)

Florence has been very busy building a Lego castle- wow! She has also been using an abacus to double numbers.

Jack and his sister Ruby enjoyed completing Mrs Johnson's competition- even looks like their dog joined in too. They have also been busy sowing seeds, doing jigsaws and making rainbows to show their support for our NHS.

Please look at the different websites and games to help your child while they are at home. Some may need a little more of your support, and others could be used while you are working from home or trying to get things done. Take care everyone :) 

In school we do lots of fun activities to strengthen the muscles in children’s fingers to help them to write and form letters correctly. Below is a link to watch (and take part in) dough disco! All you need is some play dough, which you can make using the ingredients below. There are loads of different recipes on Pinterest too!

  • 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil  (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • Add food colouring, paint, glitter, flavouring, rice and/or lentils to change the colour, smell and feel of the dough 
  • few drops glycerine (optional)

Here are the phonics (Read Write Inc) set 1, 2 and 3 sounds. Ask your child to read them to you to find out the sounds they already know and the sounds they should practise.

Hi everyone! Below is a way you and your child can still do phonics while you are home learning. It should give some information on how you can teach phonics at home. I will try and post a list of the set 1, 2 and 3 sounds so you can look at the sounds in each set, so this will guide you to where your child currently is. This should help you to watch the right session for your child.

I have made this timetable to try and help anyone who would like to try and keep a normal routine.

We have two baby Land Snails that have joined Bolt in his tank. We have named them Sonic and Tails. Nellie, Tiana, Adanya and Alfie couldn’t wait to hold them. We can’t believe that Bolt used to be as tiny as the babies! We hope Bolt looks after his new friends. 

World Book Day!

All of the children brought in their favourite book from home. The children enjoyed telling their friends why that was their favourite book. Nellie told us that she loved it when her Mummy pretended to bite her when she read the part about a tiger. We decided that stories are more exciting when we bring them to life by changing our voice. The children earned love hearts by reading their book to a friend. We love reading in our class!

In P.E we have been learning how to play Cricket. We have learned words like, bowl, catch, wicket, stumps, ball. We have found it quite tricky to throw the ball under arm. We have been learning how to bowl and aim for the stumps.

This week in Maths we have been choosing numbers and making their matching Numicon pieces out of play dough. Outside the children have been collecting natural found objects, counting them and matching them to a number. To challenge the children further we have been finding one more and adding amounts together. 

This afternoon, Joseph, Nellie-Rae, Olly, Liam and Oliver have been working on their team building skills to work together and build an obstacle course. They developed their physical skills such as, negotiating space, risk taking, balance and agility. They helped each other solve problems they had as they chose different equipment. 

This week we are learning about Halloween and the story ‘Room On The Broom’. We have had a Halloween party in the Home Corner and enjoyed writing our own party invitations! We have loved being witches and wizards making our own potions, adding spiders, snakes and cockroaches to name a few of our disgusting ingredients. We have used our imagination to think of spells and our phonics skills to write down the ingredients. We have been using language of shape to make our pumpkin faces and our knowledge on colour mixing to mix our own orange. What a busy Monday we have had in Reception!

TT Rockstar Day! Please watch the video to see us 'Rocking Out' to I love Rock n Roll!


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We had a lovely time at our Harvest Stay and Play. Our teachers were very proud of our performance in front of so many grown ups! In Reception class we raised £77 for new small world toys, thank you so much for your contributions. We enjoyed doing the craft activities with our grown ups and can’t wait for you all to join us in our classroom again. heart

This week we have been learning about Paddington Bear. We found out that Paddington Bear loves marmalade, so we decided to make marmalade toast! We really enjoyed the taste of it. Today, in Literacy, we wrote our own instructions on how to make marmalade toast.   

Sophie in Year 1 wrote a letter to the Queen during the 6 weeks holiday and received a letter back. Sophie brought this in to school to show us. We loved the letter from the Queen so...........

Yesterday we wrote a letter to the Queen. We discussed how we would send the letter to her and decided Mrs Johnson wouldn’t allow Miss Harrison to nip to London and take it, as she is needed in the classroom.  We thought maybe we needed to post it. 

This morning we had a walk to the Post Office to buy a stamp and post the letter. We can’t wait to hear from her and get the answers to our questions.

This week we are learning about Goldilocks and The Three Bears. We added lots of different ingredients to see which we liked the best. Such as; syrup, jam, cinnamon, banana and plain. We all voted by putting our name card by our favourite porridge, Banana was our favourite and cinnamon was our least favourite. For Maths we made a tally chart to count how many children voted for each ingredient.

Please meet our class pet, Bolt. He is a Giant African Land Snail. He has grown lots of the summer holidays after staying with Miss Hudson at her house. He likes to eat lots of different fruit and vegetables, his favourite is cucumber and fish flakes! Today we took him out of his tank and gave him a warm bath.

We have really enjoyed our first day in our new class. Our teachers have been very proud of the way we have settled in and made new friends. 

Over the next few weeks we will introduce our Rainbow Challenges. Each week there are up to four coloured sticks to collect. This could be anything from building a den, to acting out a story with friends. Once children have completed all the Challenges they can write their names and put them in the Rainbow Jar for a chance to be picked at random to get a prize on Fridays.