RSR: Blog items


Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 1:17pm

Hello Everybody,

We’re really excited to be able to introduce you to our new number friends. Here are some step-by-step photos of how you can access the website. We’ve already had our first photo back of one of the Nursery children completing the games. 

Contact us on the following home learning emails to request your login details: 

Nursery Children


Reception Children



Numbot Login details....

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 11:15am

Morning Everone, 

Hope you are all well.

Mrs Ranyard has posted a blog about Numbots which is simiar to TTROCKSTARs that the older children in school are doing. Numbots is for younger children and has games linked to counting, addition, subtraction and much more. We are thinking about how to send out login details as we have just received them.

However, if you email us at me or Miss Williams will give them to you. Nursery parents if you email at then Mrs Ganner and Miss Heritage will email your details over to you. 

Thank you

Mrs Iqbal 

Super Me - 5 Breaths to Calmness

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 8:59am

Take a look inside your 'Super Me' booklet!

Today I'd like you to look at the page '5 breaths to calmness.'

Look at the picture below, trace around the hand with your finger using the breathing exercises around each finger (breathing in and out!)

How do you feel now? Write it down in the box underneath! 

Now try it out with your own hand!



Thursday Maths Activity

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 8:39am

Good Morning Reception!

Today I would like you to have a look at page 2 in your 'Easter Addition to 20' booklet!

Have a go at completing the addition sentences by looking at the Numicon pieces and counting the holes! If you need help to do this, watch the 'show me' video below!


On your timetable for today, it also says 'Number Formation.' If you would like to have a go at writing your numbers. watch the 'show me' below and use the rhymes to help you practise them - making sure they are the correct way! See what number you can get up to! Can you write up to 30??

If you want to do EVEN MORE maths learning, White Rose Maths are having a Maths Party everyday at 10am!!

  • At 10am, go to
  • Choose your year group (Early Years)
  • Watch the video
  • Try the questions
  • You can email us at or email if you're stuck!!

Please send us pictures once you have completed your learning! Have fun! :)

Some Reception Superstars!!!

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 8:20am

We have had some amazing emails with photos of work that some of your friends are doing at home. We love that you are doing the Joe Wicks Workout each morning. 

Look at what Anaya, Ferdows, Tomasz and Charlotte have been doing...

Don't forget to send in your photos at the email address:

Love From Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williamssmiley


Thursday 26th Letter Formation

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 8:09am

Good Morning Reception,

Hope you are all well, keeping safe and washing those hands regularly!!!

Today I am just going to ask you to work on your letter formation for the next 6 letters in the alphabet (g up to l). Listen to the show me video below where I am showing you how to write each letter using our rhymes.

I also want you to use today to finish off any other work that me or Miss William's has given you this week and get ready for your Friday Challenge tomorrow!

As always send any work or photos to our email address:

We love to see what you are doing!

Mrs Iqbal smiley

Celebrity Lessons

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 11:09am

Please see the attached sheet with details of some well-known celebraties who are doing lessons online in various places. So if you fancy dancing with Oti, reading with David Walliams or looking at wildlife with Steve Backshall check it out.

As always send in your videos or work if you do anything with one of the celebs!!!


Week 1 Activities: Can you write a prediction linked to 'The Egg' Story?

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 8:49am

Good Morning Reception!

Today I thought it would be a nice idea to look at the front cover of a new story book called 'The Egg.' Take a look at the 'Show Me' video below and see if you can predict what animal or creature might be inside the egg! Does it look like one of our chick eggs in school? Or our 'odd' egg? Or the emu eggs we looked at? I wonder what could be inside!

Now I'd like you to make a prediction of what might be inside, I have modelled how you can show this by writing a sentence or drawing a picture!


After you have made your prediction, you can watch the story below to find out what really happens in 'The Egg' story! See if your predictions were correct! I can't wait to see what ideas you have come up with! Please send your photos/work in to 

Oh and don't forget to have fun!! :)


The Egg Story Read Aloud :


Wednesday 25th Creative

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 5:17pm

Good Morning Reception,

On Monday hopefully you listened to the stories that we used when we were thinking about what comes out of an egg. 

Today we want you to pick one story and start talking to your grown up about what you would like to create. Look at the sheet called 'Reception Holiday Homework' for some ideas. You may want to look at some ideas on the Internet using your grown and their phone, IPAD, laptop or computer. You may want to start collecting things around your house to make your creation or save a box or bottle if you are making a model. 

As always if you have any questions please email us:

Good Luck!wink

Wednesday 25th Phonics

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 5:06pm

Good Morning Reception,

Hope you are all well and keeping safe...

Today we would like you to continue lookng at the sounds that you cut up from Phase 2 in lots of games. We will also like you to practise reading, writing and locating tricky words from Phase 2. 

You may want to start by singing the phase 2 tricky word song:

Start by looking at the Phase 2 tricky word mat.

Can you play fastest finger? Who can touch the tricky word that your grown up says the quickest?

Next get your grown up to find some paper and you copy 4 of the tricky words. Play corners using the four tricky words. Place the four words safely in a room in your house or use the garden if it is safe to do so. Run around the space and when your grown up shouts corners go to a corner. You are out if you are standing in the corner that the grown up chooses. Play this with other people that live in your house. 

Now have a go at the tricky word spelling activity in your pack. 

Mrs Cooper and Mrs Iqbal's phonic groups can you find the tricky words in a book that you may have at home? Can you put each tricky word in a sentence? 

Using your cut up sounds can you play 'Make a word' in your phonic pack. For example, can you make the name of someone in your family like mum, dad, gran. Or you may want to make words of some things you may find around your house such as sink, cat, peg, bed, clock. 

Now we would like you to practise writing your sounds on the formation sheet in your pack. 

Start by doing some letter exercise with Jack Hartman to get your muscles ready for writing:

If you have made some playdough why not get your finger muscles ready for writing by doing some dough disco:

Look at the show me video where I am going to show you how to write the letters up to f:

As always if you have any questions or want to send your work please email us:



The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Live Story Time

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 10:41am

Good morning!

A message to parents - Today at 2:15pm on Facebook there is a live story time of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea!' The children have read this story before and LOVED it! From this story, children were able to design their own favourite teas and innovate different characters who came to tea instead! It would be great if you could get your children to do this at home today! 

Search Piper's Passport in your search bar on Facebook - Piper is live-streaming 'The Tiger who Came to Tea' at 2:15pm, although she is also posting other live stories daily!



Week 1 Activities - Tuesday: Maths Booklet/One More/One Less

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 9:44am

Good Morning Reception!

Today I have attached 2 'show me' video links below focusing on Maths!
The first video will outline how to work out the first page in your Easter Addition booklet (Chicks and Eggs Tens Frame!) The second video I have added as a tricky 'More and Less' challenge for those of you who are super speedily getting through your booklet already! Have fun and don't forget to ask your adult to upload pictures to the blog! Looking forward to seeing them! :) 

Easter Addition Activity Booklet

You will need:

  • Easter Addition to 20 booklet (in home-learning pack)
  • Pencil (in home-learning pack)

Here are links to some maths songs/websites that we use in class:


One More/One less Tricky Challenge!

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil (In home-learning pack)

Please send photographs of your children's work to the reception email - Also please feel free to contact if you have any queries or specific learning videos you would like to see! I look forward to hearing from you!

Look out of your window...

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 8:33am

Good Morning Reception,

In your home learning pack find the booklet called 'Practical Activities.' Help your grown up to look inside it and find the activity called 'Look out of the Window...' Use the show me video below to help you:

Remember to send your videos or photos to our email account:

Happy looking out of your window...wink

Day 1 Home Learning Reception Children

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 5:12pm

Dear Reception,

Look at what your friends Charlotte, Tomasz and Ferdows have been doing today with their Home Learning...

Well done!!!smileyheart

We are very proud of you!!!


Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams


Tuesday 24th Phonics

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 3:36pm

Good Morning Reception, 

Today we want you to practise segmenting and blending to read words using Phase 2 sounds. You might want to start with our phonic songs:

The Alphabet Song:

Tricky word song:

The show me video below will describe and show you what we would like you to do.

Use the song below to help you with your segmenting and blending:

Miss William's group use the song below to practise your segmenting and blending:

Miss Cogger's group use the activity below and say the sounds as you hear them and see them and try your best to read the word:

Here is your challenge: Can you show us how to make the following words...?

can, pot, pen, sock, doll, map, mat, cat, mug, stem, run. 

You can use the sound cards, write them or make them out of playdough. Mrs Cooper's and Mrs Iqbal's group we want you to use the words in sentences. How many sentences will you be able to write...? 

Don't forget to send us videos, photos or any work that you do on our email address:

Happy Learning!smiley

Week 1 Activities - Monday: Number Formation/My Super Me

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 7:16am

Good Morning Reception!

I hope you are all eager and ready to learn this morning! :) 

I have attached 2 'show me' video links below, modelling the activities outlined for you on your Week 1 timetable. The first video demonstrates maths – focusing on number formation 0-10, the second video is a creative activity linking to yoga and mindfulness!

Maths Number Formation

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil (in home-learning pack)

Here are links to some maths songs/websites that we use in class:


Creative ‘Super Me’ Booklet Cover

You will need:

  • ‘My Super Me’ Booklet (see in home-learning pack)
  • Photographs (check with your adult if you can use them - they will be cut!)
  • Colouring pencils/pens
  • Glue (in home-learning pack)
  • Child scissors

Please send photographs of your children's work to the reception email - Also please feel free to contact if you have any queries or specific learning videos you would like to see! I look forward to hearing from you!

How to pronounce sounds correctly

Date: 22nd Mar 2020 @ 6:02pm

Below are links to some videos called 'Show Me.' In these videos you will hear me saying the sounds correctly. 

Phase 2 sounds:

Phase 3 sounds:

Have a go by using the sound mat in your pack and playing 'My Turn, Your Turn.' Point to a sound and say the sound correctly.

Play quick write by saying a sound and have a go at writing it.

Make some playdough (recipe in your pack) and make the different sounds.  

Monday 23rd March

Date: 22nd Mar 2020 @ 5:57pm

Hi Everyone,

Here are the details of your first activity linked to the 'Creative Homework.' 

Today I want you to talk to your grown up about the question 'What comes out of an egg?' Look at the stories that we have used in class and discuss which one you liked and why. Then I would like you to decided on which story you will be using to create something. When you are watching the videos of the stories talk about the characters, what was happening and which animals came out of an egg. 

The Ugly Duckling

Chicken Licken

The Odd Egg

Good Luck!!

Remember if you have any questions please email us on...




Home Learning Timetable and Info

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 2:13pm

Please see attached home learning timetable and information sheet. 

Thank you

Email details

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 2:07pm

Below is the reception team's school email address. Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams will post videos everyday linked to the home learning pack timetable and resources. We will be showing you what you could do to tackle each activity. Should you have any questions or would like to share any photos of you doing work please send them to the email address below:

Both of us will answer any questions and check the email above everyday. 

Keep in Touch!!!smiley

A message from us!

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 1:57pm

Although we are closing reception for the time being, we have not let our last day in reception be one to forget! The children have had a fun-filled day making rainbows to place in their windows at home, with the message to spread joy and make others around them smile! 

Please refer to our blog/school email, for daily teaching and learning updates! And please feel free to contact us if you have any queries, we would also LOVE to see pictures of the children learning at home! For now, here's a message from us....



A letter from me and Miss Cogger 


Beautiful rainbows displayed across our reception window!


Class REW - I can not wait to see all of your smiling faces again! 

Sing a Rainbow...

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 12:19pm

In Reception we have made some rainbows to put on our windows at home. Hopefully when people walk past and look at the beautiful rainbows it will make them smile!!!!

We want everyone to smile whilst they are having some time at home!!!

Mother's Day

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 10:45am

The reception children have been busy making cards and practising hard all week to sing their mummies  a Mother's Day song! Please see the videos below! Have a lovely day! 

Sport Relief

Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 2:55pm

Today in reception, we have been taking part in activities to raise money for Sport Relief! These have included sports activities, running around our daily mile and taking part in a 'dance-a-thon!' Children have been pressing a buzzer throughout the day to start our class dance! Take a look at the video below! Thank you for all contributions :) 

Hand Washing

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 9:08am

Have you seen our new hand washing station in Reception? This week we have been promoting the importance of hand washing, children have been using soap and water to rid the gloves of 'glitter germs!'

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