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Week Beginning 11th January 2021

Monday 11th January 2021


Good Morning,

I hope you all had a nice weekend and are ready for some home learning!
It was lovely to speak to you on Friday and I look forward to phoning you again this week.
In the meantime the BBC is helping school children keep up with their studies amid this latest lockdown, to control Covid-19 in the UK. Please take a look at the attached timetable (below) to see what lessons are relevant for your child's learning and development..

What the BBC is offering...

Curriculum-based TV programmes to run alongside the BBC Bitesize collection of educational resources, which will continue to provide online learning at home for all pupils.
On TV, there will be three hours of primary school programming on CBBC, and two hours for secondary pupils on BBC Two.

How to access it...

Online - learning resources for children of all ages can be found on the BBC Bitesize website.
TV - programming for primary school pupils will be on CBBC between 09:00 and 12.00 every weekday. Programmes for secondary school pupils will be on BBC Two, between 13:00 and 15:00.

Red Button - the Bitesize Daily lessons will also be shown on the Red Button service on TV.

iPlayer - all episodes will be available on catch-up, on demand on iPlayer.









Exploring Sound

Today we are going to focus on sounds and explore the sounds we can hear all around us.

Click on the link below and listen carefully to the sounds the children can hear in the woods... 


  • The Sounds Around Us The children are walking in the woods with Jeanie. What sounds will they hear? Listen carefully...
Look on Tapestry to find more sound clips.

In nursery last term we started our jolly phonics, looking at the sounds -  s  a  t  p  i  n

Click on the link below to listen to these sounds. Join in with the actions...

Please ask your child the following questions, saying the letter name clearly and also the sound it makes (for the letters s a t p i n).

For example...

  1. Can you find me something beginning with the letter 's' and the sound ssss?  (Maybe they can find a sock, soap, shoe, etc)
  2. Can you find something beginning with the letter 'a' and the sound aaa?  (Maybe they can find an apple, alarm clock, their arm, etc)


Share your learning in Tapestry with me please.

Story - This story focuses on sounds in the environment...
  1. Why couldn't Mr Bear fall asleep?
  2. What noises could he hear in his bedroom?
  3. What noises could he hear in baby bear's bedroom?
  4. What noises could he hear in the living room?
  5. What noises could he hear in the kitchen?
  6. What noises could he hear in the garden?
  7. What noises could he hear in the car?
  8. What noises can you hear now? Listen carefully...

Click on the link below to listen to the Peace At Last song...


Tuesday 12th January 2021

Good Morning,

Did you watch CBBC yesterday? Don't forget to switch on today at 9am for some more learning. (Please see 'Lockdown Learning' Timetable above.)


Today we are going to focus on the letter 'a'. You can watch the link below...

  1. Using your finger, can you draw a big a in the air?
  2. Using a pencil and paper, can you write the letter a
  3. Can you name 3 things beginning with the letter a ?
Story - Click on the link below to hear another one of our favourite stories...
  • Dear Zoo Listen to Justin (Cbeebies) as he tells the story about finding a pet

After listening to the story, can you tell it together and let your child fill in the missing words...


 I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet...

They sent me an e _ _ _ _ _ _ _. He was too b _ _ . I sent him back.

So they sent me a g _ _ _ _ _ _. He was too t _ _ _. I sent him back.

So they sent me a l _ _ _. He was too f _ _ _ _ _. I sent him back.

So they sent me a c _ _ _ _. He was too g _ _ _ _ _. I sent him back.

So they sent me a s _ _ _ _. He was too s _ _ _ _. I sent him back.

So they sent me a m _ _ _ _ _. He was too n _ _ _ _ _ _. I sent him back.

So they sent me a f _ _ _. He was too j _ _ _ _. I sent him back.

So they thought very hard and sent me a p _ _ _ _. He was p _ _ _ _ _ _.

 I kept him!


  1. If you could have any pet in the world, what pet would you like?
  2. Can you draw this pet?
  3. What name would you give him/her?

(I have a dog named Pepsi, which I love very much, but I would also like an elephant. I would name it Nellie!)


Now listen to the song...

Take a break and get active by moving your body to one of our favourite nursery songs...


Wednesday 13th January 2021

Every school day at 2pm teachers will be reading a story to the class on ZOOM.

Please look at Tapestry or your email for details of how to join us.


Good Morning,
Are you still watching CBBC at 9am? This morning, in the Early Years time slot, we will be looking at Science. I wonder what it will be! I am really looking forward to this, are you? Let me know what you think.

When it is over, get your body moving...

  • Circle your arms around and around in big circles (10 times).
  • Bend down and touch you toes then stretch up high (10 times).
  • Do 10 Star Jumps and give your body a good shake.
  • Run on the spot for the count of 20!
  • Is your heart pumping fast?
  • Are you out of breath?
  • Do you feel refreshed and ready to learn?

Great! Let's have a look at PHONICS PLAY...


Parents are by far the most important people in helping children learn to read. On PHONICS PLAY you will find lots of information for parents about phonics including: what exactly phonics is, how it is taught in UK schools and suggestions for helping pre-schoolers prepare for learning phonics. You will also find lots of games and ideas to explore with children at home.

Click on the link below to go to PHONICS PLAY

You may log in with the following details:
username: jan21
password: home

Following on from our DEAR ZOO story yesterday, please click on the WELCOME TO THE ZOO link (on PHONICS PLAY) to listen to some animal noises.

  • Can you make each animal sound before you listen to it? Give it a go.
  • Which animal sound can you do best?
  • Can you draw your favourite animal?


 Thursday 14th January 2021 

Good Morning,

I hope you are all well on this grey and rainy morning. I have been out for my walk to the park, with my dog, and it was deserted! I had to go through lots of big puddles on my journey, which my dog absolutely loved. Have a look on Tapestry to see the videos of Pepsi splashing in the big puddles! It was great fun...


A Walk in The Rain

  • What clothes do you think I was wearing this morning on my walk? 

(Point to the correct picture and say the word.)

  • Wellies or sandals?


  • Trousers or shorts?
  • Rain-coat or T-Shirt?
  • Did I take my sunglasses or my umbrella?
Let's watch the 'Come Outside Rainy Day' story...

Don't forget to watch CBBC today at 9am for our BBC Bitesize Maths session.


Maths and Puzzle Activity

Help Bitz and her little brother Bob solve fun engineering problems and earn rewards along the way. Then build and test your own car! Click on the link below...


Yesterday we started our Early Years and Key Stage 1 Story-Time Session, on Zoom. It was lovely to see so many children, including Ritiana and Rossi from Nursery. Wasn't the story great? It was very funny. Join us again today at 2pm for another story. (Details of how to join can be found on Tapestry or on your email.) 


Friday 15th January 2021

Morning all,

Today I will be phoning you all. I look forward to speaking to you.

Don't forget to watch CBBC at 9am, where the topic is English and Wellbeing this morning.

Today I would like you to reflect on previous learning, as it is through repetition that we learn best, so look back over the work we have done this week (I will be asking about this over the phone!)

Hope to see you at the 2pm Story-Time session.

Have a lovely weekend.

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