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Welcome to our contingency plan for Puffin class

This page details learning available for any children who begin self isolating, as per government guidelines. We hope it gives you some insight into a day in our Puffin classroom so that the children can have some continuity of learning should they not be able to attend school due to Covid-19.

On this page you wil find the curriculum overview which details the learning for Spring term. The page will be updated weekly with some additional learning activities. In addition to this The Oak National Academy has lots of lessons and resources to support children's learning at home. Please follow the links.



As well as this, your child/ren will be invited to join one live lesson and one well-being session per week on Microsoft Teams.


A typical Reception class day is very different to other classes. We use a combination of formal teaching, guided learning and learning through play provision. Our formal teaching consists of 20 minutes of formal phonics teaching and 20 minutes of formal maths teaching each day. We also take part in our Talking and Thinking Floorbook time. Other than this reception children need lots of provision for writing, reading and counting through their play. We would expect them to read their reading books for about 10 minutes a day. It is vital that children have opportunities to enjoy looking at books and have them read to them. Some other activities include crafts, construction, role play, learning about the world in which they live and developing their relationships, self confidence and well being plus many more.

Reception Phonics - Spring term Letters and Sounds Phase 3

Week commencing Monday 4th January qu, sh, ch Read: my, will

We are continuing our Phase 3 learning this week. There are two PowerPoints to watch daily.

There are also some worksheets to accompany our learning.


We follow Letters and Sounds for our phonic teaching. Here are a few useful websites.

Phonic games (all phases) https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phase 2 Jolly phonics songs https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=jolly+phonics+phase+2+song&view=detail&mid=35F0782767663BE80A2535F0782767663BE80A25&FORM=VIRE

Phase 2 tricky words song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0&t=1s

Various Letters and Sounds resources and information https://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Correct pronounciation of the phonemes (information for parents) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVyry9jpVjI

On YouTube search for the channel Epic Phonics for lots of useful videos. https://www.youtube.com/c/EpicPhonics/videos


Reception English week beginning Monday 4th January

This week the children will begin to read some Paddington stories.

Reception Maths - Autumn term - Activity week beginning Monday 4th January Alive in 5 week 1


Our Year 1 children follow more of a formal structure to their learning. This is an example of a timetable they would follow.

Year 1 timetable picture

Year 1 Phonics - Phase 5 week commencing Monday 4th January recap week

Reading: water, where, day Spelling: when, out, what

Here are some activities that will link to our learning this week. Please review our sounds and words learnt so far using the PowerPoint 'Phase 5 sounds and words daily recap', daily.

Year 1 English - Week commencing Monday 4th January

This week we will read the story 'Paddington'. We will then create a factfile about what we know about Paddington.

Year 1 Maths - Week commencing Monday 4th January

Ordering numbers to 20. Number bonds to 20.

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