Welcome to Sparrow Class - Reception/Yr 1

Class Teachers: Mrs Shore and Mrs Busby

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hayes and Mrs Davis 


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 click the link for more information on the EYFS curriculum.





PhonicsPlay website

LettersandSounds website




Home Learning 

Please check the sub-page to this page each week for the weekly timetable and resources. I  look forward to seeing you each week for our zoom meeting! 

Please keep sending in any photos of work from home - We would love to see what you have been doing!

Please, please just do what you can. The timetable is for you to follow but you do not have to complete everything! Make it work for you. 

Take care and keep smiling! 

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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Year 1 Spellings from Sept 2020

 spelling aut 1 week 5 ow ear air ure 7.10.21.docDownload
 spelling aut 1 week 4 oo er ur oi 30.9.21.docDownload
 spelling aut 1 week 3 ai ee igh oa 23.9.21.docDownload
 spelling aut 1 week 2 th ng ar or 16.9.21.docDownload
 spelling aut 1 week 1 qu, ch, sh 9.9.21.docDownload
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Year 1 Maths sheets from White Rose for Home Learning (From Sept 2020)

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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 Animal Moves.pdfDownload
 PE Move to the Beat.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
 100 word Checklist.pdfDownload
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New Intake - Children starting school in September 2020 - please take a look at the Reception 2020 page in the classes menu or click on this link...

New daily phonics lessons from Letters and Sounds -  Just click this link and find a video that relates to the sounds we are learning this week. You can also use these videos to review sounds that your child may be finding difficult. Both Rec and Year 1 included. 

Key Words and Tricky Words

 CEW yr 1 updated.docDownload
 silly words purple.docDownload
 Phase 2-5 tricky word mat.pdfDownload
 phase 3 sound and tricky word mat.pdfDownload
 100 HF words list for parents.docDownload
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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!

Twinkl - They have given free access to parents at home

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


First Week of School 

Weekly Welly Walk Pictures

Our Classroom Provision 

Jofli Bear's Message to Sparrow Class