Welcome to Sparrow Class - Reception/Yr 1

Class Teachers: Mrs Shore 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Davis & Miss Murray

Mrs Carpenter & Mrs Howe


Children in Reception follow the EYFS curriculum which involves lots of play, practical activities and fun! This is a continuation of learning from pre-school and nursery. Please see the parent guide to the EYFS below - what to expect in the EYFS.





PhonicsPlay website

LettersandSounds website




EYFS Curriculum information and documents

 EYFS Curriculum overview & Long Term Plan Year A.docxDownload
 EYFS objectives linked to the National Curriculum.docxDownload
 EYFS Curriculum Overview & longTerm Plan - Year B.docxDownload
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Classroom Activities

Get Outside Activities - I've chosen some of my favourite activities that you can try when you just need some fresh air!

 bigger-or-smaller challenge outside.pdfDownload
 sensory-inspiration activity.pdfDownload
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 Maths Homework (Year 1) and Numicon information 

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ Please click on the link to access the maths homework for year 1. This is optional homework that links to work in class. Please see your letter for login details


This link has lots of ideas, free resources and information of how to use numicon at home (every child had a set from their starting school backpack) 

Extras and Other Areas of Learning

 PE Move to the Beat.pdfDownload
 PE Animal Moves.pdfDownload
 PE home learning Space Adventure.pdfDownload
 PE home learning Ship Shape.pdfDownload
 PE Home Learning Kitchen Curling.pdfDownload
 PE Home Learning Inside Out.pdfDownload
 PE home learning Space Monsters.pdfDownload
 PE lockdown activity challenges.pdfDownload
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Key Words and Tricky Words

 100 HF words list for parents.docDownload
 Phase 2-5 tricky word mat.pdfDownload
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Here are a few links to websites that you may find useful:

Copy of TheReaderTeacherSocialShareWix (The Reader Teacher | Children's Books | Reads, Reviews & Recommendations 

Count to 10 in Mandarin  

Easy playdough recipe - Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe! - The Imagination Tree 

  Ace Early Years - YouTube - this channel is made by 2 Somerset teachers of Early Years - loads of great videos for teaching sessions, explanation of methods and ideas for activities. Please have a look! As always - be careful with YouTube links 

Somerset music - many videos for key stage 1. 

BBC Bitesize - Daily lessons for Year 1 which many Reception Children could access too. 

Outdoor Learning and Play Charity | Learning through Landscapes (ltl.org.uk) Outside activities - search by age range! Loads of ideas! 

PhonicsPlay - They have given free access to parents at home - details on their home page. Great for reading real and silly words in each phase!

White Rose Maths  - Daily lessons and activities. Reception included! 

CBeebies Maths - Early Years: Help your child be epic at maths. Short videos to help parents teach maths. Links to Numberblocks songs and games 

Children's Poetry - Listen to the world's best poetry being read aloud! Choose by age group.

Science Page for fun experiments at home. 

Topmarks LogoTopmarks Education: teaching resources, interactive resources, worksheets, homework, exam and revision help - games for all ages

TalkforWriting - Home school booklets to work through together - just click on Rec unit or Year 1unit and enjoy! 

Supermovers - Fabulous BBC site for moving around whilst learning Maths and English! Get active!

 TLE Sports Coaching - YouTube - You may recognise these sports coaches! PE challenges and warm up sessions!

The link below to ABCDoes is full of great early years ideas to carry out at home. This will be added to regularly by teachers and  EYFS practitioners!


Topmarks Lots of games for all ages and subjects - just follow the links

Get Well Soon  - a video from CBeebies explaining the coronavirus for younger children

Discovery EducationEspresso link - just click log in with our school details 

Oxford Owl Many free ebooks, activities and author videos for children of all ages  - please sign up for free


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