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W/C 6th July 2020

This is the last full week of Home Learning activities. Thank you so much to all of you who have kept in contact by sending through photographs of the lovely activities going on at home, whether you followed our plans or made up some of your own. It has been great to see the children smiling.

I think it is fair to say that you all deserve a huge amount of praise for taking on the role of Teacher at home and guiding your children through the last 4 months. It can't have been easy. Both Mrs Claridge and I would like to say Thank you.



In school this would have been the week when children would have experienced what it was like in their new classes and we would also have started to talk to them about the changes ahead and moving on in the school. It is therefore very important that you now chat at home about what is going to happen in September and, when the class lists go out, which class they will be going in to. You will find two lovely videos on the school website which will introduce the Reception Teachers and the classrooms, Sunshine and Rainbow. Please take some time to show your child and watch it together. 

If your child is doing another year in Nursery or is changing to the 30 hour class then you can also show them the videos of Snowflakes B and C, where you will find a friendly welcome from myself and Mrs Claridge.

Here are a few books which might help to explain what it is like to go to 'Big School'.

Alfie and the Big Boys by Shirley Hughes

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School by Ian Wybrow and Adrian Reynolds

Charlie and Lola; I am too absolutely small to go to school by Lauren Child

Biff, Chip and Kipper - Starting School by Roderick Hunt

Topsy and Time Start School by Jean and Gareth Adamson



Mrs Badger

                                        The Seaside



Look at the PowerPoints Pip At The Seaside and Pip’s Postcards from The Coast.

Talk about what he sees and what he writes.

 Cut out a picture (or draw your own) and back of the postcard. Stick together to make a postcard. Adult to scribe. You could send it to us at school if you like.

 TUESDAY Seaside counting game

See if you can find some pictures to make a numberline from 1-10.

Seaside themed pictures, number ordering 1-10.


Show PowerPoint about the visit to a church.  Show pictures of the sanctuary lamp and the tabernacle and explain what these are and why they are in a church.

 Colour in a picture of the boy and girl genuflecting.

Practise genuflecting.


Listen to the Seaside Sounds:  


Make some ice lollies. Which is your favourite flavour?

Watch Cbeebies; Let’s Go For A Walk ; Series 1:11 Rocky Beach and Pirate Walk

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Attendance percentage for each class.

  • Nursery


  • Reception


  • Year 1


  • Year 2


  • Year 3


  • Year 4


  • Year 5


  • Year 6


Whole School:

"We are part of God's family. We follow the way of Jesus by loving, learning and doing our best."


Awards we have achieved so far.