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This page contains planning, information and ideas for families of Reception age children who are self-isolating or are effected by school closures.


Each child has brought home a collection of resources and an exercise book. We have organised the activities into a suggested order, but we fully understand that people may be feeling unwell or unable to complete every task.


The activities, especially the daily phonics and maths tasks, are based on the curriculum that the children would have been following in school. Most activities will require adult supervision and this is especially true of activities which require internet research. All internet use should be supervised. Some activities require your child to step outside into their garden, again this should only be done if it is safe to do so.


The first week of activities is attached inside your child’s new Home Learning exercise book. Where possible we have suggested alternatives if resources are in short supply. For example, if you do not have dice we have provided a spinner that can be made with a pencil and a paperclip. Subsequent weeks of planning and activities will be posted here on the school website.  


We suggest that children use the exercise book to build a scrapbook of evidence of the activities they have done. You may wish to take photos and print things out to add to the book, but there is no expectation that this will be the case. Work will not be marked in the traditional sense but it will be shared and discussed at an appropriate time once we return to formal school.


Also uploaded to this page is a list of websites and Apps that the children might enjoy and that will help to keep their learning going. This list will be added to as more links are researched and tested.


Thank you for all your kind messages of support and thanks - they mean a lot.

We hope all our families stay safe and well during this difficult time.


The Foundation Stage Team

Read, Write, Inc

We are so pleased that the phonic scheme that we use in Reception have been so supportive in helping your children to keep learning and practicing their reading skills during this difficult time.  The letter sound cards, green words and methods used are consistent with what the children experience in their classes at Highfields.  Of course no reading session would be complete without Fred the Frog, and we are sure that the children will be delighted to spot Fred in each letter sound video. 

The RWI team are incorporating additional spelling activities in their new videos streaming from Monday 20th April, each video is available for 24 hours before it is replaced with a new sound the next day.

Set 1 sounds- 9.30

Set 2 sounds- 10.00

Set 3 sounds- 10.30


As a general rule of thumb most of the children would be reviewing set 2 sounds, and when we closed in March we were about a third of the way through learning the Set 3 sounds. 

The letter sound videos can be found at


or via the links from Please remember to only click on links with a grown up present. 


Home Learning task for the holidays

Our Home Learning topic is Growth. We will be learning about how plants, humans and animals grow. 

Growth Week 6

Sports Day Certificate

Home Learning Week 5 Growth-Animals

Congratulations you have been presented with a Home Learning Certificate

Home Learning Week 1 - Plants

Home Learning Topic - Houses and Homes