'Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.' 

- Saint Francis de Sales

Mary Our Mother - Our Saint in Early Years

 Hello Reception,
I hope you are all ok, safe and well. From Wednesday the 6th December, I will go live on Microsoft Teams with you all. This will give us the chance to see how we are all doing as well as joining together to say our morning prayer and practise our phonics. During this time, I will let you know what activities I have planned for you. This will be uploaded on our class page in the Home Learning tab and on Microsoft Teams.

When you complete any work please send it to and I will give you feedback. Please feel free to message me using the class email if you have any questions or queries.

Don't forget to revisit our class page daily and see what has been planned for you.


Information for Parents


Phonics workshop

Below is the PowerPoint I used when delivering the phonics workshop. If you were unable to attend please have a quick look at the PowerPoint to see what was discussed.

Thank you

Miss Hibbert



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Physical Activity


Home learning - Maths Extension Activities

Home learning - English Extension Activities

Daily Timetable 

 If you like interactive lessons, use the Oak National Academy webisite for daily lessons for English, Maths and Foundation subjects    

(e.g. see 'Daily Live Lessons'  section above, - 'English lessons for this week')

You could choose to follow their weekly schedule or switch to 'subject view', select a subject and follow their block of lessons

(e.g. Reception, Maths: Grouping and sharing, a block of 5 lessons).

Simmering Skills - What basic skills activities should I be doing each day?

Reading  - Practice your reading skills (approximately 10 minutes a day).  Spend some of your reading time reading to an adult, brother or sister or your toys! (see 'Oxford Owl for Home' web site below for free access to online E-books for 3-11 year olds). Ask someone else in the house to share a book with you/read to you.

Keep a list of any books you have read, or have had read to you (you could use your Reading Record/Diary) and we can share this when we are all together again, back in school! 

Phonics (reading and writing) - All the children have been given a phonics folder with a sound mat inside. If we do have to self -isolate please can you practise a sound a day with your child. I will upload worksheets that will correspond to what would have been taught in school. The worksheets will help the children practise their handwriting. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible so they are practising the phonic skills they have learnt. 


Watch  'Mr T's Phonics with Geraldine Girafffe' - really useful videos with activities to practise, learn and develop phonic skills, or watch episodes of Cbeebies' Alphablocks.(see links below in useful websites section).

High Frequency/Tricky words  (reading, writing/spelling) - These words cannot be read using phonics and need to be learnt by sight/memory. Practise a few each day until you can read them all by sight. Then learn to write/spell them. (tip: don't use letter sounds/phonics, use letter names when trying to learn to spell).

Useful Websites

Emmaus CMAC
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Ofsted
A School Life Website
School Life iOS Mobile Application
School Life Android Mobile Application