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Summer home learning

Please find the link for your summer home learning

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Home Learning

I hope everyone is keeping well. We have been super busy at school with our learning, and looking forward to the rest of you hopefully coming back soon. If you need anything at all please just email

This weeks home learning

New Home Learning Pack

Please click here to access home learning, if you need anything at all please email

Summer Reading Challenge

Here is a link to the Summer Reading Challenge. It is launched this Friday. The link below will take you to the activities planned for that day. 

Todays Challenge

Can you make a den? Den making helps to promote physical development, teamwork and cooperation, problem-solving, communication and language development, role play, independence and self-esteem and growth mindset.

See what type of den you can build, it could be outside or inside...

Home Learning Pack Updates

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend? You might have received something in the post from us, if not keep an eye out!

See below some addition maths and literacy work, please just do a little at a time. If you would like a printable copy or have any questions please feel free to email me (

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Let's get writing

There is always loads to write about in the world, especially with everyone going for a walk every day. So your challenge today is for you adult to start your sentence (like below) and you to finish it. You are more than welcome to send me what you have written

Rustic sentence strips (4pk) | Sentence strips, Forest school ...

Treasures in the Garden

The weather is meant to be on the up again! Here are six home learning challenges for you todo, some of them can be done in the park or the garden.

Take care, everyone, please don't forget if you need to contact me just message

Bank Holiday Weekend

Take some time to appreciate what we have and the people around us. Its a banker holiday weekend and time for you and your children to relax. Don't worry about doing extra work, the best work and learning you can do is to play with your children.

Outdoor activities primary

Supporting Readers at home

Click here to see how to support reading at home

Phonics Books & Curriculum- Learn How to Read- Reading Elephant

Monday Maths

Morning all, Suns back out again, so lets get back outside for our maths. See if you can find some old pots or something else you can write numbers on.

Then pick two number to add or take away to practise your mathematical skills 

179 Best Outdoor maths EYFS Preschool images | Maths eyfs, Eyfs ...

Friday sorted...

Tricky Word Hunting!

We love hunting for words at school and its easy for you to set up at home. Write down the tricky words and hide them, children have to found and write down the words, and then tell you what they have written. They love it, even more, when it's on fruit! 

Tricky words on fruit! Early years reading ideas. | Tricky words ...

Mrs. Byrd's Learning Tree: Word Hunt Fun!  Outdoor learning is FUN!Phase 2 to 5 Tricky Words Word Mat | Tricky words, Word cards ...

Rainy Day!

Here are a few rainy day activities and why we should do them :)

Play in the puddles. Where and how can you make the biggest splash outside? Make your own puddle, can you do a better job than nature? Bring out the shower gel, jump in the puddles to make scented bubbles.

Shelter from the rain. Where can you find shelter from rain? Look for places outside. Is it drier or wetter under a bush or a tree than in the open? What is the driest walk you can take on a wet day? Build a waterproof den only using natural materials, no waterproof sheets allowed!

Bring out the tarps, ground sheets or shower curtains. Tarps and wet weather go together like bread and cheese. Transparent tarp will allow you to observe the movement of water in different ways. Other tarps can be used to make splash pools and wet alternatives to parachute games.

Raindrop Races. Follow a raindrop down a window. What happens to it? Have a raindrop race with a friend. Pick a raindrop at the top of the window and see which one makes it to the bottom first.  How many raindrops can you catch on your tongue? How many can we catch all together and how can we find this out? Pretend cry, look at the raindrops trickling down your cheek and make a sad face.

Channel the flow of water, make a water wallGuttering and pipes are great, attach to fencing or trellis and use rain water collections to create water walls, channelling water horizontally as well as vertically. Take photographs to help children explain their designs to others.

Rain Dancers. Dress up in waterproofs, add an umbrella and get those rain dance routines perfected. Remember puddles make great wet stages for a good rain stomp. Try and tap dance in time to the rhythm of the raindrops.

Rainy dance blog

The Sound of Rain, Experiment with the variety of sounds that rain can make by putting different types of bowls on top of your head and listen to the raindrops land. Which bowls make the loudest and softest sound? Compare to the sound of a rainstick? Does all rain sound the same?

Make a mark with chunky chalkFootpaths, driveways or other hard standing areas could become a canvas for budding artists. Wet chalk has a thicker consistency than dry chalk and is almost paint-like. As the rain splashes onto the cement, the colours mix beautifully, plus clean-up is taken care of. If the area is sloped, you get the added fun of watching a rainbow of colours flow off downhill.

Things to Remember:

  • The outdoor environment offers space, this is particularly important to children who learn best through active movement, i.e. most young children!
  • Learning outside the classroom supports the development of a healthy and active lifestyle, by offering opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and a sense of well-being.
  • Learning outside the classroom gives children contact with the natural world, and offers them experiences which are unique to outdoors, such as direct contact with the weather and the seasons.
  • So, no ifs and buts, get waterproofed, wellied and wet, but most of all, enjoy!

Rainy Day Solutions for Chicago Families - Chicago Parent

Sentence Building

Help you child become amazing at sentence building. Write words on bottle lids or on other materials, mix them up and get them to build their own sentences and get them to write them down.

The new home learning pack

Happy Friday. Please find the link for the reception home learning pack. If you would like it printed please email

There are lots of different activities to do with your children, try to do a least two activities a day.

If you need anything else please let us know

Home Learning Pack 3

Playdough Day

Easy to follow recipe will help keep your children occupied as well as expanding their creativity and imagination. Additionally, playdough is an amazing strengthen a child hand strength which enables them to be a superstar writer.

Online resources

Moring all, there are some lovely resources for you to use at home on this site.

Please just email and ask if you need anything.

Stay safe and take care of each other

Tuesday - Treat you metal health

Home Learning Packs

If you would like it printed please let us know and we can get you a copy ready to collect from the school.

Good Morning!

Phonics resources - Each day has a different activity you can do

Its Tuesday

A lovely story and activity to do over the next couple of days. Stay safe everyone.

The magic cat: About me - YouTube

Good Friday!

Have a lovely Good Friday everyone! Here is some clues if you need them for Sunday.

Free online books!

BookLife Publishing

Book life have a library full of free online books for you to access..... so read away!

T4W Tuesday

As you all know we use talk for writing in school, Pie Corbett is offering daily sessions which are busy  and engaged and have  tasks each day. Some of the tasks are a little hard, but the vocabulary used for children to listen to is superb!

Monday Maths Warm-up!

Try this little game to get you warmed up before starting your home learning packs!

School Story Time

Use this link to watch some fantastic stories told by your teachers

Story Time (Under 5) | Lambeth Council

White Rose Maths

Tuesday Mathatmatitions

White Rose has some fantastic math resources and a sequence of daily activities. Each day as a lesson explanation video and are all liked to a story, and if you haven't got the story, they are all on youtube.

Monday Madness!

Morning everyone, we hope you had a lovely weekend and all managed to go for a walk in the sunshine.

Phonics play is a fantastic resource for your children to practise phonics, and your children know how to use them! Please use the phase 2 and 3 resources.

Login details are:

Username:  march20

Password:  home

Pirate Medic

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S ports and Music Activities to keep you busy over the weekend!

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Sports and fitness > playlist?list= PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEj dSTl       Joe Wicks the body coach  PE workouts for children 

Friday Fun Film Challenge!

Its Friday! See if you can work out what these films are!

(Parents the answers are at the bottom)

Fitness during lockdown!

Don't forget to keep fit during the lockdown

Join Jo Wicks at 9:00 for an easy to follow workout for you and your children, or so you get a 30 min break!

Jo's channel link -

Suggested timetable for home learning








Joe Wicks PE live stream

Joe Wicks PE live stream

Joe Wicks PE live stream

Joe Wicks PE live stream

Joe Wicks PE live stream








Phonics activity

Phonics activity

Phonics activity

Phonics activity

Phonics activity


Literacy – From your home learning pack

Literacy – From your home learning pack

Literacy – From your home learning pack

Literacy – From your home learning pack

Literacy – From your home learning pack








Maths – From your home learning pack

Maths – From your home learning pack

Maths – From your home learning pack

Maths – From your home learning pack

Maths – From your home learning pack







After Lunch use this time to enjoy time with your child. Play games, go for a walk, build dens, paint, draw and have fun.

Home Learning!

Hope you are keeping well during this difficult time.

Hopefully, you all have your personalised home learning packs, if not please contact the school office so you can collect or we can post them to you.

Here are some links you may find useful for other home learning (will keep updating them with any more good quality ones):


Our new topic is Superheros! We are learning about a new superhero supertato! He needs our help to save the day. We have made capes and masks, and created a superhero landscape in order to prepare for our secret mission next week!

Please watch and read supertato at home.

Image result for Supertatoes

Our Trip to West Lodge Farm!

Harvest Walk to our local market

It was our first adventure out and about. What an experience it was! We brought a huge variety of fruit and vegetables to support us in understanding the harvest festival.

Ask your child to explain the harvest and what it is?

Welcome to Receptions Blog!

Look what we have been up to so far! Everyone is settling into the Vernon Terrace Primary family really well.

Peruse through the photos and talk to your child about what they have been up to.

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