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Year Reception

White Rose Maths have produced daily maths lessons and activities for Early Years. Please follow the link below to discover the exciting learning.

If you have any questions related to the learning tasks please contact your child's class teacher: for Miss Barclay for Miss Ritchie 


Please remember to keep on top of reading on Bug Club, use Mathletics to supplement the maths tasks each week and you can also access Phonics Play for fun phonic games. 

Our garden at school

Radishes from our school garden

Message for St Mary Class

After School Art Club

The St Ignatius after school art club teacher has been busy uploading art videos to her own website. Follow the link to carry out some creative activities with her:


Beautiful Butterflies

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Our Painted Lady butterflies are ready to fly away. Some like to rest on hands before saying goodbye.


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Beautiful Butterflies

Whole school writing competition

The chrysalides are in their new airy home.

Wiggle, Wiggle, Shake!

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The chrysalides will wiggle or shake dramatically when moved. This behaviour is a natural defence mechanism! They wriggle when disturbed to frighten potential predators. They are just telling predators to stay away!

Hatching Habitat

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The chrysalides are ready to be moved to their hatching habitat.

Chrysalides are ready to be moved.

British sign language lesson

Natasha Lamb has created free British sign language lessons to teach your child the basics of signing. Please click the link to watch her first lesson.

Time capsule activity

Becoming Chrysalides


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The caterpillars are climbing to to the top of the cup where they will hang in a ā€˜jā€™ shape. They will shed their exoskeletons one last time before they pupate (become chrysalides).

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Here is a recipe for no cook play dough for you to try at home.

You will need:

- 2 cups of plain flour

- Few drops of food colouring

- 2 tbs vegetable oil

- 1/2 cup of salt

- 2 cups of boiling water


What to do:

- Mix the flour, salt, oil and food colouring in a bowl.

- Slowly add the boiling water.

- Stir as you add the water (you may not need it all!).

- Allow to cool then knead and play.


We have had the caterpillars for 9 days.
They spin webbing as they grow.

Home Learning Week Beginning 23/03/2020

Log in details for Phonics Play

PhonicsPlay is a fantastic online resource to help children learn to read and write.

Should the U.K. government decide to formally close schools, PhonicsPlay will become free to use so that children can access the site at home without parents needing to subscribe.

Week commencing: Monday 16th March 2020

For those of you in self-isolation, our learning at school this week is as follows:

Phonics – we have been leaning to the phase 3 sound ‘air’ (please refer to your sound mats given or Jolly Phonics on YouTube for correct pronunciation).

We have been reading ‘air’ words – hair, pair, lair, fair, etc. and trying to write them. We have been reading ‘air’ sentences and trying to write our own e.g. ‘My hair is long.’

Maths – We are looking at the properties of 3D shapes by finding and counting their faces, sides and corners. We have been comparing them to other 3D shapes. Go on a 3D shape hunt around your home and label what you find.

Literacy – We have read the story Superbat. We created a comic book style strip with three boxes and drew pictures in each box to match the beginning, middle and end of the story. For a challenge, we wrote a sentence to match what was happening in the story at that point.

We have also been learning some bat facts and writing a bat fact sentence.

Online learning –

  • Bug Club
  • Mathletics