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Summer Term Week 12 Home Learning


This week I have planned a range of activities to support children in transition. The activities are linked to different stories. This week all the links and documents are on the page below titled 'transition'. Thank you so much for your hard work this term (children and parents) I hope that you have enjoyed the activities I have planned this term and that you all have some good memories. I hope you have a super summer and I look forward to seeing you in September. 

Summer Term Week 11 Home Learning

Aliens Love Underpants

This week the story is Aliens Love Underpants, it's a funny story, I hope you enjoy it. Have fun with the activities I have suggested. Please do keep me updated via Tapestry I love seeing all the wonderful things you are doing.

Aliens Love Underpants w/Words, EFX & Music

Summer Term Week 10 Home Learning

Oliver's Vegetables

This week the story is Oliver's Vegetables, there are some other stories about Oliver, including Oliver's Milkshake and Oliver's Fruit Salad, you might be able to find them on the internet to listen to aswell. I hope you enjoy the activities I have suggested. Please do keep me updated via Tapestry I love seeing all the wonderful things you are doing.

Oliver's Vegetables

Author: Vivian French Illustrated by: Alison Bartlett Read by: Matthew Willsher Do you like chips? Oliver does, in fact, he won't eat anything else - until h...

Online Sports Day - if you have time, have a go. Even just for fun!

Summer Term Week 9 Home Learning


This week the story is Zog. I hope the new format for the home learning guidance sheet worked for you. I hope you enjoy the activities I have suggested. Please do keep me updated via Tapestry I love seeing all the wonderful things you are doing.

Summer Term Week 8 Home Learning

Jack and the Beanstalk

This week the story is Jack and the Beanstalk. You will see I am trialling a new format for the home laearning guidance sheet, hopefully this will make it clear what the children who have been in school have done. I hope you enjoy the activities I have suggested. Please do keep me updated via Tapestry I love seeing all the wonderful tings you are doing.

EYFS Home Learning Guidance Sheet

The Team Points are in...

The winners to be announced soon...

Summer Term Week 7 Home Learning

The Princess and the Wizard

This week the story is 'The Princess and the Wizard' by Julia Donaldson. I hope you enjoy the activities I have suggested. I will be covering some of them in school. As I did last week, if I have used a powerpoint to teach with I have included it, all links, activities and games can be found below using the tabs. Please do keep me updated via Tapestry.

Summer Term Week 6 Home Learning

The Snail and the Whale

1.6.20 - Welcome back! I hope you have all had a good week. This week's story is linked to The Snail and the Whale. All the resources and links mentioned in the guidance page are below on the tabs. Please continue to keep me updated via tapestry.

The Snail and the Whale Home Learning Guidance Sheet

Keep Active in June - How many Bronze/Silver/Golds can you get?

Summer Term Week 5 Home Learning


18.5.20 - This week's story is linked to Superworm. All the resources and links mentioned in the guidance page are below on the tabs. The weather is forecast to be good this week so I  hope you can enjoy the sunshine, I have included some ideas for outside activities. 

Summer Term Week 4 Home Learning

The Very Busy Spider

11.5.20 - This week's story is linked to The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. All the resources and links mentioned in the guidance page are below. Have fun. I'm going to create some galleries of your work in the next few days - so keep checking to see what your friends have been busy doing.


The Very Busy Spider Home Learning Guidance Sheet

VE Day 8.5.20

The Early Years Team all had a good day commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. How did You celebrate? Mrs Palmer put a photograph of her Grandad in her window. He fought in both WW1 and WW2.

Summer Term Week 3 - Home Learning 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

4.5.20 - This week's story is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. The Guidance sheet is below with links to resources following under the guidance sheet. I have added the usual link for White Rose Maths activities, please note that for reception children the resources remain free. Additionally, I have added phase 4 tricky words to the phonics resources. Cosmic yoga has a Hungry Caterpillar yoga activity so I've added a link in case you would like to have a look. 

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Summer Term Week 2 Home Learning 

This week's work is linked to a great story called 'The Troll' by Julia Donaldson. 

🐠The troll by Julia Donaldson | Books read aloud for kids

Forget boy meets girl; it's troll meets grill! Expect hangry trolls, half-starved sailors and with more twists than a 60s disco! It's another fun book by bes...

Summer Term Week 1 Home Learning

This weeks home learning is linked to Supertato. Here are photographs of the staff members creations!





Supertato - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

Books Alive! Read aloud the first instalment of the ground breaking, earth shattering superhero franchise - SUPERTATO! By Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet More fun...

Meet Syrup

Charlotte and her family have been busy looking after the eggs for us. We have one chick, Charlotte has named him Syrup. He is now in a box with sawdust, he has some food and water and a brooder to keep him warm. Thank you to the Hopwood Family.


Spring is here!

We have been observing and talking about the changes in the school environment this week. We went for a walk and looked for signs of spring. We have also had a very eggciting delivery of eggs, which are now in an incubator. The children are counting down the 19 days we have to wait until they hatch. Special thanks to Charlottes parents for the loan of the incubator, eggs and the help setting it all up. 

Pancake Fun

This week the children have enjoyed listening to Mr Wolf’s Pancakes. They have learnt about Shrove Tuesday, enjoyed tasting Anita’s delicious pancakes, and done lots of pancake related challenges in the different areas of the classroom. 

Yoga 12.2.20

This half term the children in reception have been doing yoga during PE. They have thoroughly enjoyed it and are developing their core strength. Why not have a go at home too! 


NSPCC Number Day 7.2.20

As part of number day, reception children worked with year one to solve some subtraction stories they had made up. The children worked collaboratively to solve the problems using natural resources in forest school.  

Feed the birds! 30.1.20

After learning recently about winter in the UK, we made bird feeders in forest school. The children thoroughly enjoyed getting messy by mixing the ingredients with their hands. We then wrapped the mixture around pine cones before hanging them in woodlands.

We're Going On A Bear Hunt 24.1.20


In reception the children's literacy work has been based around the story 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. They have enjoyed retelling the story themselves with props, and using the outdoor environment to go on a bear hunt, we eventually found a cave in Woodlands. The children then made their own cave. In PE we have told the story through yoga. 

Class newsletter - Spring

Everyone Loves A Baby! 6.12.19

The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in our nativity 'Everyone Loves A Baby'. They were all absolute superstars and entertained the audience wonderfully. Well done Reception Class!

Money, money, money w.b 18.11.19

This week reception have enjoyed listening to 'The Great Pet Sale'. In maths the children  have been exploring coins, sorting coins, comparing quantities of coins and counting out the correct number of pennies for some of the pets in the story.

We have also listened to each other talk about their own pets and done some wonderful writing about them. We are looking forward to continuing this next week and are developing a vets role play area. 

Celebrations! 15.11.19

The reception class spent the first couple of weeks this half term exploring and learning about Diwali, Bonfire Night and Remembrance. The children enjoyed the story of Rama and Sita and followed it up with lots of self chosen activities including constructing the Island with bricks  and building a bridge for the monkeys to rescue Sita. Have a look at the picture below as well as some art work of fireworks and poppies. 

Autumn Fun! 21.10.19

The children have spent the last couple of weeks embracing the Autumn weather. We have learnt about the changes that occur during Autumn, and seen first hand some wonderful autumnal objects on an Autumn Walk around Escrick Wood. The children have listened to a lovely Autumn story about a hedgehog named Isaac which inspired lots of the children's play.

Snakes, Spiders and Creepy Crawlies 16.10.19

The children enjoyed having a close encounter with a variety of different creepy crawlies when Nick from Go Wild came to do a workshop. They had the opportunity to ask questions, handle and observe a grass snake, stick insects, toads, and even a tarantula. 

Counting and recognising Numbers 3.10.19

We have spent a few weeks this half term concentrating on number, we have counted different sets of objects, made collections and counted them, we have explored numicon and begun to match it to numbers and we have even played counting games on the laptops. The children in reception particularly enjoy singing the count to 20 song. See the link below to listen at home.

Reception class newsletter - Autumn

Outdoors 20.9.19

The children have had a great time in the outdoor area developing their imagination. They explored the resources and used them to create stories often about dinosaurs or animals. They have particularly enjoyed digging so this is an area we are working on developing further for them! 

The Birthday Invitation w.b 16.9.19


This week we listened to the story 'The Birthday Inviation'. The children enjoyed the story and the beautiful pictures, it inspired them to go and write birthday inviations, cards as well as to make birthday cakes. We finished off the week with some party games.