Welcome to Minnows & Sardines Class Page

We are a reception class.

Week commencing 23.11.2020

Hello Minnows and Sardines.

We are delighted that we will be able to return to teaching and learning in school this week but we are so impressed with how well the little and big Minnows and Sardines coped with home learning last week - THANK YOU! 

If however you are needing to continue home learning this week please use the following resources and links.

Maths: Please watch the White Rose Early Years home learning videos and complete the daily activties https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/light-and-dark-week-3/ Session 1 - Monday, Session 2 - Tuesday, Session 3 - Wednesday, Session 4 - Thursday and Session 5 on Friday.


Monday  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY7448bXLJI&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=40 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdYVk_FuL90&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=36 

Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF-2HlavdcM&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=39 &  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8MBR-4H-sA&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=34 

Wednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32QRcAD09K0&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=38 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS4588dXbdg 

Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX9rNXLKoUI&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=37 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL2w1W2hGsI&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=32 

Friday   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLUM-vsf99Y&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=35   & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJas_8PjSh0&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=31 

Reading Please remember to do 20 mins on Reading Eggs everyday https://readingeggs.co.uk/

Handwriting Please practise writing the letters m d g o c cursively using these videos to help https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-2.html 

Art Can you recreate Henri Rousseau's famous jungle art work https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/henri-rousseau-surprised

PSED Create a poster of all the things you like - your favourite food, animal, colour, place, toy, story... and anything else you choose.

English  Research some interesting facts about elephants. Record a video telling us what you have discovered "Did you know..."  (This might help you https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/elephant-facts/


Remember to send in your work via class dojo and we hope to see you back in school soon.


Week commencing 16.11.2020


Hello Minnows and Sardines (big and small).

This week we are all learning from home.

All of the staff are working from home and will be contactable via class dojo. 

To support your child with remote learning this week you will need to access the following resources:

Maths: This weeks maths lessons using the White Rose Home Learning videos and resources https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/light-and-dark-week-2/ Session 1 Monday, Session 2 Tuesday, Session 3 Wednesday, Session 4 Thursday and Session 5 Friday.



Monday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6cOcSJLXo0&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=38  & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag3NAwTS_Vk&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=39

Tuesday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0GvbRAYqpU

Wednesday -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjHq1EbOtPE & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_LqbZKkdlE

Thursday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au8edtdBO3w & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpNybdpGCCc

Friday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paS8SKIZUNM & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKBslL5m73E 

Handwriting - Please practise writing the letters s, a, t, p, i, n correctly. Watch and copy the videos https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-1.html 

Reading - As well as using the reading resources that were sent home on Wednesday please ensure that your child logs into their Reading Eggs account and completes 20mins every day.  https://readingeggs.co.uk/  

Please log on class dojo page everyday for a videos, stories and daily learning challenges set by the EYFS team. https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/?redirect=true All work will need to be submitted via class dojo.

This should be a sufficient amount of adult directed learning for the children as we must remember that the children in Reception are still following a play based curriculum. However if you require any additional resources please do get in touch and let us know.

The teachers will be making wellbeing calls to you all throughout the week, if you get a call from an unknown or withheld number its likely to be us. School remains open and so you will be able to call the school office if you need assistance. 


Week commencing 9.11.2020

This week the children will be exploring numbers to 5.

Please watch Numberblocks Series 1 episode 6-12 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d61cv/numberblocks-series-1-four

And use the White Rose Home Learning videos and resources on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/light-and-dark-week-1/


For Phonics please watch the following videos:

Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTf2tLeX5A8&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=37


Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYoS9o7pXi0&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=35

Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-91wZedIs6E&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=34

Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5w9Ax-uiQM&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=33


For Literacy please watch this powerpoint and complete this activity 

We will also be commemorating Remembrance Day please look at this powerpoint 

After watching https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/poppies please make a poppy out of any materials you have at home.




Hello and welcome back for term 2. This week in class the children will be starting to explore our new theme 'celebrating difference'.

We will be starting Phase 2 Phonics. If you are supporting your child with learning at home this week you can use the following resources:


Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlqMDXWEtXs&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=36

Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-2SNtGeodQ&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=35

Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdYxh-23INc&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=34

Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBIZBegHqsE&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=33

Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkJwyc_S0pQ&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNGLy2Tckcy8Kk8u10mXgcmi&index=32

Further, practise of the phase 1 games on https://www.phonicsplay.com    

Literacy we will be looking at the story of Elmer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFrD18XLmlM

We will be talking about Fireworks and fire safety - can you make a safety poster about how to stay safe around fire?

Can you make your own firework hat? https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/the-lets-go-club-firework-star-hat 


In maths we will be learning about shapes. Please use the White Rose home learning videos and resources for your daily maths lesson. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/its-me-1-2-3-week-3/


Please send in your remote learning via class dojo.


Parent Phonic Workshop

As we are unable to invite you in for the Phonics Workshop we are asking all Reception parents to watch our remote parent workshop video.

Due to some technical issues (we are all still learning new tech skills - sorry!) you may need to click on the links below to hear some of the content that Mrs Isted shares in the video. 

Please leave us your thoughts, and comments on Class Dojo as this is the first time we have worked this way and would appreciate your feedback.

Week beginning 19th October 2020

Welcome to the last week of term. The children have been fantastic this term and have settled into school life extremely well. We are so pleased that so many of our parents are using class dojo to communicate with us, and share home learning. It is so important that you take the time to become familiar with class dojo as a parent and help your child to create their own user profile as in the event of us having to do remote learning this will be how we deliver our lessons and pupils will submit work.

If you are supporting your child with remote learning this week due to self-isolation please use the following resources and share via dojo.


Maths this week will be focusing on numbers. Please use the videos and resources from White Rose EYFS Its Me 1, 2, 3 unit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/its-me-1-2-3-week-1/ 

and watch the Numberblocks Series 1 episodes 1-4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

In Literacy this week we will be looking at non fiction instruction text, specifically recipes.  We will be making bread in school following the recipe. Whilst you are at home could you watch this episode of Come Outside to learn about making bread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGb8ZFgNDhc

It would be great if you could make some bread at home or you could follow these instructions to make some toast. (WARNING Adult supervision will be required)

Alternatively you could make a family favourite recipe or try something new from a cookbook. You can check out https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/cbeebies-house-recipes for lots of child friendly recipes.  As well as all the maths opportunities we want the children to learn the new key words: recipe, ingredients, equipment, first, next, then, after, finally. 

Toast instructions 

 Phonics this week will be focusing on rhyme and oral blending and segmenting please complete the following activities Phonics rhyming oral blending & segmenting 

Farm animal questioning game


Look out for info on our parents phonic workshop on the class dojo page this week. 

Half term

We would have loved to take the children on a trip this term, alas with current additional safety measures due to covid19 we could not. It would be brilliant if you could over half term take your child to one or more of the following; a farm, a bakery, and a farmers market. Please remember to share videos or photos of your adventures on class dojo. 





Week beginning 12th October 2020

This week in school we shall be continuing our learning of the Little Red Hen, reading different versions of the text, and looking at the similarities and differences. 

If you are learning at home this week you could watch these versions:

1. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-school-back/tar/ort/traditional-tales?genre=&level=&query=HEN&resource_type=&sort_dir=asc&sort_field=order&toggle=header-block-information-closed&utm_campaign=supportingresources&utm_medium=popuplink&utm_source=ebooklisting&year_group=

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E72TZy0LNo

For this week's maths learning all about the pattern please use the White Rose Home Learning https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/week-3/

For Phonics we would like you to complete the Phase 1 Phonics games of Phonics Play Phase 1 games https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1 

Username march20  password home 

To continue learning about autumn you could watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0007trs/time-for-school-series-3-10-autumn-days

Have a go at making your own Little Red Hen like the one in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sClCq4uS3p0

Hope to see you back in school soon. If you need us to remember to use the class dojo page. 


wc 05.10.20

Now its October it is definitely feeling more Autumnal. This week in school we are going to our Forest School to look for signs of Autumn. If you are learning from home you could watch this video instead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvIh7nrEdeM

For this week's Maths lessons please see: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/week-2/

In Literacy, we are learning to retell The Little Red Hen through Talk for Writing like this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdvJZD-cplg 

and complete this activity by talking about or drawing pictures of the things we like and dislike. literacy activity  The Fantastics Key will help... 


In Phonics please continue to practice Phase 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s4gBLtbAss&list=PLWee7c-xY-eTukV376ElhY071mQkPucSW Mr Mc Phonics YouTube channel 


Hope to see you back in school soon! If you require any additional help please contact us via the class dojo page.




This week the children in school will be starting their 'Down on Farm'. Our key text that we will be learning through 'Talk for Writing' is  The Little Red Hen and in Maths we are starting a theme of ' Just like me'.

Please use the following resources if you are supporting your child learning from home this week:

Learn the story of the Little Red Hen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listen-and-play-the-little-red-hen/zfptqp3

This week's White Rose Maths lessons: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/week-1/

Literacy activity

Phonics Phase 1 activities please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s4gBLtbAss&list=PLWee7c-xY-eTukV376ElhY071mQkPucSW Mr Mc Phonics YouTube channel 

Please upload your work to the class dojo page. 



Hello and welcome to Reception.

The team has really enjoyed getting to know the children in school and meeting you all in our socially distanced garden home visits.  

We will be updating the website along with the class dojo page regularly. Please do let us know if you have any problems accessing class dojo https://www.classdojo.com/ 


Home learning for child self- isolating wk 1 & 2 

Home learning for child self- isolating wk 3 (week commencing 21.09.2020)


Archived Website content supporting home learning through lockdown 2020. 


Recommended websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies number blocks



https://epicphonics.com/ (particularly the tricky word songs)

Mr Thorne Does Phonics YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Jack Hartman (particularly the Number songs) https://www.youtube.com/user/JackHartmann

Cosmic Kids Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga



50 things to do before you are 5! Website and app https://eastsussex.50thingstodo.org/app/os#!/whats-it-all-about


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