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This is the work we would like you to complete if your child is isolating waiting for a COVID result or has tested positive.


If you are isolating, please email Mrs Lord (Monday or Tuesday) or Miss Ashworth (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) and join the Teams meeting at 9:00am each day, when your teacher will run through the activities for the day, using your log in details which were sent to your email address in autumn term.


9:00am Wake and shake & Maths

10:45am Phonics


Please email work daily for feedback

Key Worker Groups




Welcome to Reception – Shine Class

"Don't be afraid to shine, the world needs your light" Gabby Bernstein.


Welcome to Shine Class, a group of 30 pupils who are all eager and enthusiastic to grow, learn and have fun together. Our names are Miss Ashworth and Mrs Lord and we will be teaching reception alongside Miss Rothwell and Miss Dunleavy. Mrs Lord works in class Mondays and Tuesdays and Miss Ashworth Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We look forward to watching and supporting each of the children to achieve their greatest potential.


In reception children will be learning through the Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. Children will acquire new skills and knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.


The first 3 are described as prime areas, these are:

  • Communication and language,
  • Physical development,
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

 These prime areas are those most essential for a child’s healthy development and future learning.


As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.

These are:

  • Literacy,
  • Mathematics,
  • Understanding the world,
  • Expressive arts and design.


These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. We will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and extend their learning.


Children will learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. 


If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please don't hesitate to speak to us at the door or contact us via our staff emails on or


Our Timetable


Snack Time 

In the morning, the children will have the opportunity to choose when they have their snack. Please send your child in with a small healthy snack to have during this time.

In the afternoon, we have snack time just before home time. This is a piece of fruit from our selection in school.



We ask you to read with your child as much as possible to help with their learning. Once you have read with your child, please fill in their reading record to let us know how they are getting on. We will change books as often as needed  children can continue enjoy new books often. 



PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday. Children should come to school in their PE kit (Black leggings or jogging bottoms, PE top and hoody, jumper or cardigan).



Every Friday children will be sent home with their phonics focus pack which contains a reading book and activity sheet . The book and activity sheets will include focus sounds from the weeks class learning. These packs need to be returned by the following Thursday in order for them to be changed to the current week's learning. Children have been working hard in class on their phonic knowledge and in bringing their pack home they can consolidate this by talking to you about all they have learned.


Our Letter Sounds

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