St. Philip's Catholic Primary & Nursery School

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It's a Snowy Day!

Look at all the fun we've had in the snow. Can you think of a name for our snow man?

Keeping active at home, click on the links to enjoy some of the activities we enjoy in school.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Wake Up Shake Up With Leeds Rhinos

Banana Banana Meatball
Maths Home Learning w/c 11.01.21

Here are the links to this weeks maths lessons. Remember to watch just one lesson each day then attempt the challenges below.

Maths Home Learning w/c 18.01.21

Top Marks is a good website for some fun maths games.

In Reception we love the Numberblocks which one is your favourite?

Number Formation Rhymes

Maths Home Learning Challenges

Can you attempt each challenge after watching the maths lesson for that day? Upload any photographs or observations on to Evidence Me. Please do not worry if you do not have the resources at home any of these challenges. Just use anything you may have around the house.


Jolly Phonics Songs

Here are all the Jolly Phonics songs we sing in school. Our special sound this week is 'd'. Can you practise the songs at home?
How many 'd' words can you think of? Watch Captain Seasalt in his adventure to D Island and see hoe many 'd' words you can hear.
Captain Seasalt's Adventure to D Island

The Tricky Word Song 

Sing along to practise your tricky words. Don't let them trick you!
Remember you can NOT sound out tricky words.

In reception we always try to make our learning fun. We don’t like work sheets or endless pieces of boring white paper. We love to learn through play and be outdoors whenever possible.

Take this unexpected time with your child to play board games, read books together, have a picnic in your garden. Paint pictures, make junk models, bake a cake etc etc.

The most important thing is to not stress yourself or your children by trying to home school them.

If you want to ensure you are doing enough to keep your child occupied, developing and learning these are our ideals for every child every day in reception.

  • Read at least 1 book. You can listen to audio books and encourage your children look at books independently as well.
  • Have lots of conversations. Ask open questions who, what, why, where, when, how? Listen to your children’s ideas like they are the most wonderful thing you have ever heard. Sometimes they are!
  • Play! You can be a princess, a flower, a spider, an astronaut or whatever your child wants you to be.
  • Practical hands on maths. At home this could be when tidying up eg; how many cups go there? Playing a game, hopscotch, board games, noughts and crosses etc etc
  • Art! Paint, draw, make, dance, sing. It doesn’t have to be a ‘thing’ you can make just to enjoy making. Outdoors too! A birds nest of grass or a castle of sticks and stones. Collect some Autumn Treasures to make a picture or display. Make up a song or dance be SILLY!
  • Discover. What happens if you leave an ice cube outside? Look for signs of Autumn. Make toast, why has the bread changed colour/why does it feel different? Plant a bulb, what does it need to grow?
  • Challenge! You know your child better than anyone. Let them do what they enjoy and still stretch them. If they want to write give them ideas. Can they write their name? Or make marks to represnt numbers. If they love to draw can they draw something different today? Can they count all the tins in the cupboard? How many left if we use 2 tins of beans today?
  • Stay active. We do golden mile most days at school. Could you try Cosmic Kids Yoga at home     Or dance, skip, throw and catch a ball or balloon. 

If you would like any support or ideas please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Keep in touch.

Stay happy, healthy and having fun.

Miss Richardson, Mrs Pratt and Mr Fakes.


Lots of exciting outdoor learning.
Outdoor PE

Enjoying using the climbing equipment on the field, in the sunshine. Learning to climb carefully, balance and land safely. How would you cross the beam to the other side?

Room on the Broom

Reception received a letter from a very sad witch who had lost her broom. She asked us if we would help her. We all wrote letters to try to cheer her up and let her know we would do our best to help her find it. After searching all around our classroon and school grounds we could not find her broom. What could we do? Then suddenly someone had a wonderful idea! Maybe we could make her another broom. We quickly set to work collecting sticks and fixing them together with string and tape. Some children even made magic wands. Look at all our amazing creations.

We left the brooms outside, with a note to let the witch know she could take whichever broom or wand she liked. Then to our amazement something magical happened. When we checked on our security cameras we could see that if you looked very carefully a broom suddenly wiggled and twitched then ... whoosh it was gone.

Whoosh it was gone!
We're Going on a Baby Hunt!

Reception hope you enjoy looking for a very special baby as much as we did.

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.
To mark this occasion in school we are going try our very best to spread kindness throughout the day.
In Reception we always try our very best to be kind but today we are going to go the extra mile.  
We will share the story, 'While we Can't Hug' and see how Hedgehog and Tortoise are kind to each other. Maybe we could show kindness to each other in some of the ways they do. 
Please use the link below to watch at home.

While We Can't Hug

While We Can't Hug (Makaton signed)

Watch out for your Spelling Shed log in details. Your teacher should be giving you these very soon.

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