Eldene Nursery School

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Reception  Robins

Hi Robins,

It's the start of another week. We hope you didn't get too wet this weekend, we definitely missed the sun. This week our story is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. Some of your activities include writing a postcard from the snail in the story, designing your own snail shell and thinking about what one more and one less than a number is. We look forward to seeing what you get up to and will show you our own snail shell designs later in the week. Below are the tiger masks that we made last week, did any of you make a tiger mask?

If your child is in school 2 days a week, please make sure that you are still doing some home learning the other 3 days that they are at home. There is only so much that we will be able to cover in school and we don't want anyone to miss out on the fun things that are planned. 

Have a good week and stay safe. 

Miss Bell and Mrs Charles

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The phonics videos are still updated daily on the 'Letters and Sounds' youtube channel. If your child was sent home with digraphs (two letter sounds) then they will need to watch the 'Reception' lessons, if they weren't then they need to watch the 'Learning to Blend' videos. 

If you would like to teach your children more of their key words, the list of words is below.

The grids for the previous weeks learning are below in case you are still working on them.

Hi again Ruth, I love your tiger mask. It looks like you've been enjoying lots of tea parties as well as an ice cream with your sister. 

HI Mason, I have seen all your photos and all the work you have been doing. I can't work out how to upload them but well done! You look like you know how to order objects by weight! And what a good job you are doing balancing the plate of fruit on your head like Handa. 

Hi Ruth, you have been busy! I love that you acted out the story with your sister, it looks like you cut out the different fruits really carefully. You've worked hard on your maths and your fruit salad looks really yummy! I'm impressed with your cutting and weighing skills. 

Hi Ava, You have been doing a lot of lovely things at home again. I love your play dough fruit basket and you have learnt a lot about weighing. Did you eat your fruit salad? It looks yummy. The instructions you wrote are really good. Your writing is getting very impressive. Well done for working so hard. I liked the fact you had a Rhino eating a raspberry too!

Hi Mason, I can't believe you are doing so much work! It all looks fabulous. I think you are going to be really ready for Year 1 ! Well done for working so hard and learning such a lot.

Hi Ruth, it looks like you have been enjoying Oi Frog and you've been working hard on your maths and your writing. 

Hi there James! Nice to see your writing and I am very glad to hear that robins sit on bobbins!

Hi there Mason, You are working hard. It is lovely to see all your work. Well done - you are learning such a lot.

Hello Ava! Nice to see all your lovely work. Sounds you like you had a very interesting number walk. Well done for ordering the numbers. We love your cheeky frog! 

Elsie, it looks like you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine.

Hi Mason. You have been really busy again. I am glad you and your sister have been able to get out and about. I love the cat you made.

Hi Louie. You have been working hard. The paper plate cat you made is lovely and I am very pleased to see you doing lots of counting and number sentences. Well done.

Hi Ava. I saw your picture in the Swindon Advertiser! And Toby made me laugh. I bet he had to have a bath afterwards. You look lovely with your face painted and your cat ears hair band. You and your paper cat are a matching pair. Well done for doing some writing too.

Below are some useful links that you can use with your child at home. The children will have used some of the games and activities in school before. 




- Username: march20   Password: home

Busy things has lots of activities for a wide variety of subjects. If the children were in Little Owls they will have used this website before.


- Username: home2371           Password: gruff9452

Twinkl has useful resources that are printable



Oxford Owls has lots of free eBooks that you can use to read with your child at home (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/). Lots of them are the same books that we have in school and send home and you can choose books by age or by level. If choosing by level, select the Level drop down menu, then choose Letters and Sounds. For Miss Bell's phonics group, choose Phase 3 and for Mrs Charles' phonics group choose Phase 2. 


Here are some YouTube links of people reading stories that you can show your child.




Real PE at home