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Ferring C.E. Primary School

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Home Learning France Class


Dear Parents

The Early Years are a very important time for your child in their development. Children make the most progress when they learn through play. At home, make sure you are providing lots of first hand opportunities to enhance their learning. This could be by model making, cooking, gardening, collecting natural objects, painting, Arts and crafts, cutting and sticking. Read with your child every day, books for pleasure, books of their choice and information books. I will post websites and worksheets for you to access the Early Year Curriculum. Keep in touch with me by Tapestry. Upload photos and observations of your child and I will check it everyday. Keep Safe and have fun with your children during this difficult time.

Mrs. Darkin

You can contact me via Tapestry or (please note that I am working in school on Mondays and Tuesdays and so response may be slower on those days)

A big thank you to all the children who have been working so hard.


Rowan (learning the common words)

Ava (working hard at home)

David (adding with a number line)

Phoebe (adding with a number line)

Finlay (learning about volcanoes)

Friday show and tell

Ayla: VE day air raid shelter

Thomas: showing me different sizes

Rowan: telling me about foxes

Autumn: riding her bike!

Finlay: Making a rainbow lego people display

Amelia: making an owl cushion

To show pictures email them to me (I cant show tapestry photos)

Please have a look at BBC Bitesize and The Oak National Academy for some great Reception class lessons.

Week Beginning 11th May 2020


 This week we will be looking at SUBTRACTION.

Children should now move on to using a number line to count BACK for subtraction.

Just as we did for addition, children use a number line to jump backwards and find the answer.

Click here for a powerpoint.

Click here for a worksheet.

Some children will find this a challenge. If you think your child is finding this too hard use this resource instead.

Number of the week is 14. How many ways can you make 14? Can you write 14? What comes before 14 and what come after?


Our new topic: PEOPLE WHO HELP US

This week we would be looking at the role of the POSTAL WORKERS

 What do they do? What do they wear? How do they help us?

We would be focusing on letters: (what do they look like? who delivers them? why do we write them?)

                                 envelopes: (what do they contain? what goes on the front? Can you make your own?)

                                 stamps: (why do you need a stamp? who is on the front of the stamp?)

Make your own post box: get a box, paint it red and cut a rectangle in it to post your letters. Set up you own post office. Use this resource to help you. Photos of post office here.

The Jolly Postman

This is a good story to introduce children to letter writing. If you don't have a copy, you can watch it on youtube

Get your child to retell the story using this story map. Here are some letters from the story to print out.

Sentence writing

 Sentence writing this week. We would be practising writing the sentence I can see a ..... Use this resource to help you.

Art and Design

Lets look at the artist Kandinsky

Click here for information about the artist.

Can you make a picture of Concentric Circles just like Kandinsky?


This week make sure your child knows the last of the set one sounds ( sh, ch, th, qu, nk and ng).

Then move on to the set two sound igh (fly high) sigh, might, light, fight, right.

See the set two sounds here.

Search on Google for Mr Thorne igh for excellent demonstrations with Geraldine the Giraffe

Also Alphablocks on BBC for great sounding out and blending.

How many words can you think of that have the igh sound in them?

Can you spot any igh words in a book?

Common Words

This week make sure your child knows these common words. Both to read and write. Make some flash cards or put them in a sentence to recognise. More able children will be able to write their own sentences.







Here is a letter that you could receive and use to encourage your child to write a letter back.


Lots of Parents have recommended The Reading bugs app as suitable for Reception children. It is free to download at the moment and looks really good.

Previous Home Learning:

To find the Home Learning from w/b 4/5/2020 please click HERE.

To find the Home Learning from w/b 27/4/2020 please click HERE.

To find the Home Learning from w/b 20/4/2020 please click HERE.

To find the Home Learning activities from the Easter Holiday please click HERE.

To find the Home Learning from w/b 30/3/2020 please click HERE.

To find the Home Learning from w/b 23/3/2020 please click HERE.