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Hi All, 

Just a few useful links and websites... 

White Rose Maths is the Maths scheme we use in school, they have a home learning section on their website and will be adding more to it too. 


Read Write Inc. 

As you are aware we follow the RWI scheme in school... they are posting a daily speed sound session on Youtube -

Set 1- (for children reading paper ditties/ sound blending books) will be at 9.30am 

Set 2 - (for children reading green/ purple books) will be 10 am 

Set 3 - (for children reading purple books) will be at 10.30 am

These videos will be available on their channel for 24 hours. 

They will also be releasing a poem each day at 2pm to enjoy and learn together. 


To support parents and carers during school closure Twinkl have offered a free one month membership.

Go to

Enter the code:  UKTWINKLHELPS

This will give you and your child access to a range of resource organised by age and subject. smiley

A few ideas from Tapestry.


Science Week

As part of science week we have had lots of fun investigating different reactions. We used bicarbonate of soda and vinegar in pipits, food colouring and cornflour, shaving foam, washing liquid added to glue with water and glitter as well as painting flowers. We had lots of fun.

Food around the World


We have tried some different Chinese foods as part of our topic Food form around the World, we found out facts and coloured in the Chinese flag whilst listening to Chinese music.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

We created fruit faces after looking at the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The children enjoyed eating them too.

Food Groups

The children have been identifying and sorting foods into their correct groups on the Healthy Food plate.

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Subtraction Smash!

We SPLATTED balls of dough to help with our subtraction.

Clay Houses

We made clay houses - The children molded the clay, created their own houses. Before, painting them.



Goldilocks needed a new umbrella for all of her adventures in the woods. We tested lots of different materials to see which one would keep her dry. We used paper towels, fabric, kitchen roll, cardboard and plastic bags. We discovered that the plastic bag was waterproof and would make the best umbrella for Goldilocks.  

Our Sports Leaders Lunchtime Club

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NSPCC Numbers Day 2020

Shrove Tuesday

We made pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, the children helped to make the pancake batter. Once they were cooked, the children chose their own tasty toppings. 

Goldilocks Porridge

We made Goldilocks some new porridge. Then we added our own toppings and tried it, some of us liked it some of us thought it was yucky!


We used biscuits to work out some subtraction problems.

Where does food come from?

The children have identified where food different foods come from. they sorted pictures into three different groups. Plant, animal and plant and animal. 


The children have enjoyed some relaxing Yoga

Ready Steady Build




Everyone Loves a Baby


We read the story of Supertato, and his adventures with the Evil Pea. The children have then written about the different vegetables being trapped and then saved from the Evil Pea.. We had a visit from the evil pea, who trapped the super veggies in ice. The children had to think of ways to melt the ice. They tried hitting, stamping, singing and talking. Before, using hairdryers, a microwave and hot water. 
We then set traps to catch the evil pea, we made jelly and wrapped our climbing frame in wool. The jelly worked and we managed to get the Evil Pea back to the freezer!


Friendship Friday

The children worked together to make shortbread biscuits. They then chose a friend to share their biscuit with.

Firework FUN!


Hello Yellow - World Mental Health Day


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The children tasted lots of different foods before, deciding which group to put them in. We used sweet, salty, sour and bitter. 

Wear Red for Racism


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The children have been exploring their sense of touch. We used lots of different textured balls. The children tried hard to describe all the different textures.


The children are working hard to make a jigsaw using a photograph of themselves. They had good fun putting them together again. 

Funny Bones

We read Funny Bones before, singing a skeleton song and creating skeleton pictures. We tried to remember which bones are connected to each other. 




We have been exploring our sense of smell. We know that we need our nose to smell. We sniffed lots of different smelly pots before voting green for a good smell and red for a bad smell.




We have been exploring our sense of sight. The children wore blindfolds, before trying to stick eye stickers on the correct place on our face. We then went outside to try and throw a bean bag into a hoop. Everyone worked well with their partner to stay safe! 

Colour Mixing

The children are using their hands to mix secondary colours. Everyone had great fun. laugh

Our Senses


In science, we talked about what we could hear all around us. The children made big ears, we then went for a walk around school and the playground to find out what we could hear. 
Here are a few things we heard; the wind, cars passing by, doors banging, children talking and birds tweeting. 


The children have been using the laptops to type their names. 

Self Portraits

Today, we painted a self portrait. We discussed our hair, skin and eye colour before starting. Everyone worked hard to choose the right colours. 


We read Chalk, before heading outside to draw our own pictures. Everyone had lots of fun.

Zog - Growth Mindset

We read Zog by Julia Donaldson, we talked about how Zog didn't give up even though he hurt his head, set his wing on fire and hurt his throat. He kept going until he achieved his goal. The children then worked together to paint a large Zog for our display. They also had a go at writing their name, remembering not to give up when they found it tricky!


Our Bodies

We all sang Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. We then talked about the different parts of our bodies and what we use them for. We then drew around two children and painted them. Thinking carefully about the colours we needed to use. 

Lunch Time

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