A Letter from Mrs Rowles

Letter 5- 26.05.2020  

Hello everyone in reception 

 Miss Cooper and I hope you are all well and are looking after yourself and your families. We are missing you all very much and we cannot wait to see you all when it is safe to do so. 

Last week I was in school with Mrs Brokenbrow. We had a very busy week with lots of children every day. We enjoy being in school and catching up with all the children and members of staff. 

Last week in my garden Mark and I noticed that there is a blackbird’s nest in our tree. So over the weekend I have been watching mummy and daddy flying backwards and forwards to their nest. We are being very careful and quiet so that we do not disturb them. We cannot wait to see their baby birds. What have you noticed near your home or in your garden?  When you are out look and listen for baby birds and their nests then when you get home draw a picture of what you see and when we are back in school you can bring it in to share with the rest of the class.  In fact, if you do anything exciting or have made anything that is amazing please bring it to show everyone.  We can’t wait to see everything you have been doing and we can’t wait to see your lovely faces. Hopefully it will be soon when it is safe for us all to be in school. 

Miss Cooper and I cannot wait to listen to you all read as we know you will all have made lots of progress whilst you are home.  Please keep practicing all your digraphs and trigraphs in preparation for when you come back to school. Have you been doing lots of writing? I have written a diary about all the things that have happened in my garden whilst I have been off school.  I have noticed lots of lovely creatures (mice, weasel, blackbirds, robins etc) God’s creatures are everywhere if you look.   

When we are back in school, we are going to be learning about minibeasts. We will be looking at the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar and ‘The Very Lazy Ladybird’. We will be going on a minibeast hunt and doing a tally to find out your favorite minibeast. Lots of exciting things to look forward to.  

Please continue to be good boys and girls at home for whoever is looking after you and don’t forget to wash your hands lots of times during the day as this will keep you safe. 

We hope to see you all soon

                                                                 Mrs Rowles and Miss Cooper       

                                Can you see the where the blackbirds are getting into the tree?     


Dear Parents 

We hope that you are all well and coping at home during this very stressful time. 

I hope you are finding the activities on the website useful that I have been putting on.  Thank you for all the hard work that you are doing at home to support your child. We really are missing you all and are looking forward to getting back into a normal school routine. 

Some extra websites that could be useful to you 

This website has new lessons every day for you to watch and then there are activities you can do after you have watched the lesson.  Please have a look as the children will enjoy having a new teacher to watch and learn from.  I will attach some work sheets that are linked to the lessons weekly for you to print off. 

This week lessons are linked to:

  • Activity clubs – Have a look and see the different activities that you can do on this website. There are sessions linked to dragons and leaf animals. Have a look and share with your child. 

This website has lessons and activities which you can access at any time. Follow the links aimed at Foundation Stage/ Early Level/ Foundation Phase and they will give you access to lots of activities linked to Mathematics, Literacy and Phonics.  Have a look through the activities and see which you think are suitable for your child. 

Please continue to read with your child and reinforce any digraphs or trigraphs taught throughout the year and whilst sharing stories with them encourage them to think about:

  • The characters
  • The setting
  • The problem 
  • The solution. 

Please encourage them to write messages, stories, lists and to label their drawings. These are skills that I encourage within the classroom. 

Home learning should be an enjoyable experience and allow you to have fun together with your child. They will love showing you what they can do Opportunities at home should also help them to develop life skills and their independence, perseverance, problem solving skills and creativity as well as academic skills  

Please remember to think about their wellbeing and yours and please don’t stress if you find any aspect hard or they find things challenging.  Just do your best in this very challenging time and keep safe. 

I am thinking about you all and looking forward to seeing both you and your children.  Take care and keep checking our class page for updates 

Mrs Rowles

This weeks Activities 18.05.2020

 Addition to 10.pdfDownload
 Home learning challenges.pdfDownload
 Numbers to 20.pdfDownload
 Wanted posters.pdfDownload
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Previous Letters

 Mrs Rowles Letter 1.docxDownload
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Previous Activities

 Goldilocks addition .pdfDownload
 goldilocks sequencing .pdfDownload
 goldilocks sequencing story .pdfDownload
 Golilocks letter format.pdfDownload
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 Little red riding hood .pdfDownload
 Little Red riding hood addition .pdfDownload
 Little red riding hood sequencing .pdfDownload
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 Additional Home Learning

Please find below a list of activities that you can do indoors at home with your child.


  1. Make paper airplanes
  2. Salt painting
  3. Make sun catchers
  4. Make salt dough
  5. Make sponge stamps
  6. Make a cereal box aquarium
  7. Make scratch art
  8. Make your own bookmark
  9. Paint pet rocks
  10. Make recycled crayons
  11. Make paper boats
  12. Finger paint
  13. Make friendship bracelets
  14. Make a bird feeder
  15. Make paper bag puppets
  16. Make handprint art
  17. Make a scrapbook
  18. Decorate a t-shirt
  19. Make a thankful jar
  20. Paint leaves
  21. Make a time capsule
  22. Make button art
  23. Paint with watercolours
  24. Colour in a colouring book
  25. Make paper crafts
  26. Build a cardboard castle
  27. Make tissue box monsters
  28. Make a toilet roll butterfly
  29. Make chalk ice
  30. Draw a self portrait
  31. Paint a recycled jar
  32. Make a superhero costume 


  1. Make playdough
  2. Make slime
  3. Make play mud
  4. Make fake snow
  5. Make a sensory tub
  6. Build a fort
  7. Have a pillow fight
  8. Make up/write a story
  9. Have a film day
  10. Put on a fashion show
  11. Bake cupcakes/muffins
  12. Do yoga
  13. Build an obstacle course
  14. Make dinner together
  15. Build something with lego
  16. Build a stack of cards
  17. Put on a puppet show
  18. Make a treasure hunt
  19. Indoor bowling
  20. Learn to draw something new
  21. Put on a play
  22. Make indoor hopscotch
  23. Do a family chore together
  24. Have a dance party
  25. Have a tea party
  26. Water play in the bath
  27. Set up a toy shop and play
  28. Make a sock toss game
  29. Keep a diary 


  1. Play would you rather
  2. Play I-spy
  3. Play Simon says
  4. Play a board game
  5. Play hide and seek
  6. Indoor scavenger hunt
  7. Play bingo
  8. Play card games – e.g. snap
  9. Do a jigsaw puzzle
  10. Play charades
  11. Build your own game
  12. Play musical statues / bumps / chairs
  13. Play hot potato
  14. Play marbles
  15. Keep the balloon up
  16. Play dominoes
  17. Play hangman

Have fun doing some new activities together.

 25 Non-screen activities.pdfDownload
 3d shapes.pdfDownload
 Addition to 20.pdfDownload
 Easter Nur and Rec
 In Spring I can see .pdfDownload
 Labelling - Cut and Stick.pdfDownload
 Number bonds to 5.pdfDownload
 Number Formation.pdfDownload
 Phase 3 Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
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