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Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Pride, Ambition

Reception - Class RT

Welcome to class RT!


I have added lots of lovely new learning opportunities over on ReceptionF's class page and will do so each week. Please access work there and then add any fabulous work over on Reception's blog on Purplemash. 

Stay Safe and hope to see you all soon

Mrs Furness x

The Star of the Week is...



Reception T

Home learning tips for Early Years:

 1. Make a plan of routines.  

Children love routines and need to know what is happening. Children could help you plan it out.

2. Add in plenty of breaks.

For yourself as well as your children.

3. Have set times to work.

Children like to know what is expected when, they love routines.

4. Make it fun!

Where as it is important to keep up with reading, writing and maths daily it is equally important to enjoy what you do. 

5. Add daily exercise into your routines.

Keeping fit is essential - see PE pages for youtube links to exercises.

6. Keep in contact with others.

Skype, facetime, Whatsapp loved ones an dfriends - it's important to keep those contacts.

7. Spend time having fun - plan in new games/ experiences.

These are unusual times, use these opportunities to do something new or learn a new skill. Ask your children what they would like to do? Make, bake, cook, sew, build, draw, paint, challenge, experiment.

8. Enjoy the time with your children.

Your children are all wonderful. They are superb learners and surprise me everyday. Watch them, talk to them, spend time with them doing what they want to do, hug them, make them laugh and keep them safe!


Hoping to see you all again very soon

Mrs. Furness x



Don't forget the links on your home learning list that was sent home last week.



Here are some more useful links for at home:

Free Resources

There are lots of free educational resources available that you can access online.  There’s a brilliant list that’s been pulled together by ‘North of England Home Educators’

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material..

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Pinterest is brilliant source of activities for children that are both fun and educational. Mum blogger use it a lot by searching for science activities relating to the topic they’re studying.  She’s written a great post on 10 ways to entertain the kids and educate the kids when school is closed.

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects and they also have Crash Course Kids for younger ones.

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Blue Peter Badges
These days there are lots of different Blue Peter badges you can aim for.  Can you collect them all?

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

Science Experiments for Kids

If you’d looking for a break from filling in worksheets and I’m sure your kids will get bored of those pretty quickly try some science experiments. They can be super fun and they learn without even realising it.  There are lots of ideas for all ages over on Science Sparks




Welcome to all of our children and their parents!

Reception staff are always here to help with any worries or concerns please come and see us just before school starts or at the end of the day.


Reception staff:

Class Teacher: Miss Hesford

Teaching and Learning Assistants: Mrs Gilchrist, Mrs Adam and Mrs Ashraf

PPA Cover: Ms. Ahmed and Mrs Harrison


Reception line up on the yard at 8.40am and are to be collected from the

classroom door at 3.00pm prompt.

If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to a member of  

staff at the start or the end of the day.



Please can you ensure all items of your child’s uniform is labelled clearly. The children will be playing out every day, whatever the weather, so please make sure the children have appropriate clothing. If you would like your child to wear wellingtons then please send a clearly labelled pair into class.

For health and safety reasons jewellery is not allowed!


Homework Books

Your child will bring home a homework book. New homework will go home each Friday please return your child's homework book every Wednesday. Please try to spend some quality time together to complete the activities.


P.E. - Fridays

P.E. kit:

Your child will need:

A plain white T-Shirt, a black pair of shorts, black slip on or velcro pumps.

All clearly labelled and in a small pump bag.



In the Early Years at Cedars we learn our Phonics through Jolly Phonics.

There are plenty of resources and examples of how to say the sounds online.


Kindness Matters


This month we have been focusing on the Kindness Matters agenda.

The children and I have been talking about the importance of being kind and thinking of kind acts.
In class we have been spotting children being kind to each other.

Have you noticed your child being kind at home?
If so, write it down on a WOW sheet and send it into school so that we can celebrate it too!

We have been busy voting for our 'Kindness Champion'!

Results to be announced soon...



Well done Ayat for being voted the kindess person in our class!

Good Friends

We have been talking all about what it means to be a good friend - what does a good friend look like?