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Reception Butterflies and Dragonflies

Welcome Back!

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  Butterflies and Dragonflies 

laugh  Meet the Reception Team  laugh



Sarah Bowen

Butterflies Class Teacher 

Emma Bennell

Dragonflies Class Teacher 

Laura Roberts 

Class Teacher 

Deena Budhbhatti

Class TA

Tamsyn Allingham

Class TA

Anette Trathen

Class TA




You are all so talented so why not enter Aerodrome's

Got Lockdown Talent? 

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laugh Hello Dragonflies and Butterflies! laugh


Welcome back to home learning. We hope you had a great Easter Holiday and stayed safe. 

  Hopefully you feel rested and ready to continue your learning at home. 

We have heard from some families but not everyone.

We would love to hear from more of our Reception children and families. 

Children were sent home with their own email and login and we are re-sending these via text message.This email can be used by the children to send us work/pictures of what they have been up to. We will give weekly feedback on any work we receive.


yes The website to log into children's mail is yes


mail Send emails to:




heartA message from Miss Bennell and Mrs Bowen heart



Click on the picture to hear our messages - We miss you all.

heartlaugh  Share what you have been doing at home... laughheart

Home Learning

Summer 2 Week 5


Monday 29th June


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Tuesday 30th June


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Wednesday 1st July


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Thursday 2nd July
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enlightenedSummer Term Home Learningenlightened

Week 4


This week we welcome back some of our Reception children.  For those of you who are continuing your learning from home, we will be completing the same books and writing tasks as the children in school. The stories we will be exploring this week are 'Smile Crocodile Smile' and 'Alan's Big Scary Teeth'.  


We will continue the White Rose Maths.  There are lots of lovely activities based on the story Zog.  Please click on the picture below to hear the story.  Have a fab week of learning everyone!  


Friday 26th June


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Thursday 25th June


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Wednesday 24th June


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Tuesday 23rd June


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Monday 22nd June


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This week is Virtual Sports week.  The PE team have worked hard to plan lots of fun activities that the children can participate in at home.  The list of activities are below and there is also a score sheet to record your results.  Good luck Butterflies and Dragonflies.  Don't forget to send in photos of you competing. 

Here is the opening ceremony video.



                                          Story Time with Mrs Bowen 


Click on the book to listen to the story. I hope you enjoy it. smiley


                                      Story Time with Miss Bennell



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Stories from the week 



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cool Reading Eggs Information cool

This includes a letter from Reading Eggs, especially for parents and top tips on how to get the most out of Reading Eggs at home. 


wink Real PE wink

Real PE log in and information for parents. PE, games and ideas. Sessions for Early Years up to Year 6.


winkyesOnline Resources yeslaugh


enlightenedE-books, work books and quizzes


enlightenedFree work books for all ages


enlightenedRead along books


enlightenedSTEM (Science and Maths) activities with Lego


enlightenedAny online resources on London Grid for Learning are available to use via your child's email and username. 


enlightenedGames including Phonics and Maths - Choose normal USO log in and use children's email and password. 


enlightenedLearn ow to make online games here


enlightenedLots of interactive materials for children aged 1 to 6. Free full access with live classes and on demand classes – parents just need to sign up


enlightenedUse the code UKTWINKLHELP for free access to resources


enlightenedThis site will lead you to a wealth of websites to support home learning


enlightenedOxford Owl for Home is a bright and colourful website with free resources available to download without registering. Aimed at primary children, they offer activities for reading, English, Mathematics and interactive games. There’s also handy “How to” videos to explain tricky concepts.


enlightenedA range of activities here but especially good interactive activities for Maths

Select age group early years or keystage 1 for a challenge


Classroom Secrets Kids is offering FREE access to everyone until the end of April 2020. The platform is aimed at primary aged children and covers subjects such as maths, reading, grammar and spelling. The platform is really child-friendly.



enlightenedNational Geographic is a great platform for learning and it’s totally free. There’s online games, resources and competitions too.

P.E with Joe / Monday 23rd March 2020

Day one of my 9am daily workouts

Below is some information about suitable home learning for Reception aged children and some resources to support you if you are in isolation at home. Reading Eggs and Busy Things Passwords were also stuck into Children's reading records some time ago. Please use these online resources too.


Supertato read By Klair. written and ilustrated by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

Traction Man is Here!

Mr. Bragg reads Traction Man is Here! by Mini Grey. Traction Man is a treasured toy who goes on amazing adventures with his very special pet.

Where the Wild Things Are | Read Aloud Story

Let's read "Where the Wild Things Are," by Maurice Sendak. Max is sent to his room without supper, but he uses his imagination to go on an adventure to where...

Whatever Next!

Next week we will be reading Whatever Next by Jill Murphy

Homework 7th February


Reception will be visiting Croydon library during book week.  We can't wait to visit and get our membership cards. 

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

This week we are reading We are going on a Bear Hunt - 3rd February 2020

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby

This week we are reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Here is a video of the story that you can share together.

This week we have been learning lots of Bear Facts. Here is the Powerpoint of some of the facts that we have learnt

Peace at Last

Next week we will be reading Peace at Last

Homework 10th January

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see? Whiteboard Animation READ ALONG

Next week we will be reading Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you see?

Homework 20th December

Homework 13th December

Homework 6th December

Homework 29.1.19

Homework 22.1.19

Homework 15.1.19

Homework 8th November

Homework 11th October

Homework 4th October

Homework 26th September 2019

Homework 19th September 2019

Early Learning Goals - Where the children should be by the end of Reception

The children are getting very competitive and working really hard to learn their Rainbow Words.  Look in your child's yellow reading record to find their words.  


After Rainbow Readers comes...ROCKET READERS - Good luck

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In the Early Years the learning that the children do is basing on the their personal interests and needs to ensure every child is challenged.


This half term we have been reading bear books. We have been looking at the books; We are going on a bear hunt, Brown Bear Brown Bear, Peace at Last, Whatever Next and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children have also brought in their own bears and have been teaching them everything that they have already learnt.


The children have enjoyed cooking porridge and making balance scale cakes.



We access the outdoor area in all weathers. Look at us in our Rainsuits and wellies.

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