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School Update 22/05/20

Following the announcement this afternoon from the Mayor of Doncaster, we will be following the recommendation not to reopen the school on June 1st


Welcome to FS2 

On this page you will find lots of activities that link to the areas of learning and development from the Early Years Statutory Framework.

For further links please see our google classroom page
code: jpnez6d

Parents are also encouraged to join our Facebook page
Link: Reception SFX


Home Learning in Reception

The children in reception have been working really hard with their home learning.

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Somewhere over the rainbow video.mp4

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Guide to accessing Google Classroom

Home Learning Timetable

World Book Day 

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In Reception, we LOVE to read!

 Personal Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language


Phonics Lessons:

Please follow this link to take part in a RWI phonics lesson each day (Monday to Friday)

Set 1 sounds: 9:30 am

Set 2 sounds: 10:00 am

Set 3 sounds: 10:30 am


After the session children can write words and sentences with the sound that they have learnt. 

Phonics - Read Write Inc - Set 1 Sounds

Phonics - Read Write Inc - Set 2 Sounds

Phonics - Read Write Inc - Set 3 Sounds

Phonics - Read Write Inc - Tricky Words

Phonics Games

Phonics worksheets (Phase 1 activities)

Phonics worksheets (Phase 2 activities)

Phonics worksheets (Phase 3 activities)

Phonics worksheets (Phase 4 activities)

Phonics worksheets (Phase 5 activities)



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Understanding the World

In Reception, we have been observing the changes that tadpoles go through to become frogs.


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Paddington's Planting

Paddington (our class bear) has been doing some gardening. Although his favourite food is marmalade, he has decided to try something new - herbs!

Paddington is very excited to watch his seeds grow, but he needs some help!
Can you think of some of the things that Paddington will need to do to help his seeds to grow?


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Expressive Arts and Design

Teeny tiny twig rafts

Build a miniature raft with twigs and leaves, then set sail. Will yours float successfully away?

Religious Education


The world is an increasingly busy place, even for very young children, and can often seem overwhelming. The ability to step back and create calm, reflective spaces in our lives is beneficial to our mental health.


Here are some activities you can do to support your child's well being

1. Describing emotions

Sit in a circle with the children and ask them to describe different emotions. How does it feel when they are angry, happy or worried? You could prompt them by creating this visual representation. 

2. A sound hunt
‘We’re going on a sound hunt, we’re going to find a loud one, what a beautiful day, what can we hear?’ Go on a trip to a local park or nature reserve. Sit down and ask the children to listen out for different sounds. Ask children to share the sound that they can hear.

3. Looking at clouds

Keep an eye on the weather for this activity, as ideally you need partial cloud cover and a good breeze. Get the children to lie down outside and look up at the clouds (taking care not to look directly at the sun). Ask them to look out for shapes and notice how the clouds change as they move along.


4. Bubble balloon game

Blow up some balloons and play the don’t-touch-the-floor game, but focusing on gentle movements. Pretend that the balloons are bubbles that might pop, so you can only tap them delicately.


5. Texture bag

Put a selection of objects with different shapes and textures into a bag. Get the children to take turns putting their hands in, feeling one of the objects and describing it to the others (without looking at it) in as much detail as possible.


6. Guided relaxation/visualisation

Get the children to lie down on the floor, on comfortable mats. Take them through a guided relaxation exercise (e.g. focusing on all of their muscles in turn) or guided visualisation story (e.g. imagining they are lying on a beach). There are plenty of these available to download online.


7. Yoga

Do some research and try some yoga with the children – there are lots of fun moves for preschoolers to practise, for example animal poses. If you’re not confident enough to lead this yourself you could always get a local instructor in (preferably one who is experienced in working with children).


8. Mindful breathing

There are several ways of practising mindful breathing with young children. It works best when combined with some kind of action, for example counting off on one hand as you breathe in and the other hand as you breathe out, or putting your hand on your tummy to feel it moving in and out.


9. Mind Jar
A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down.


10. Stone Stacking

Go for a walk and find some stones to stack. Place them on top of each other to create a tower. This mindfulness activity promotes patience, focus, and a deep stillness of the mind.


Engaging in mindfullness activities can help your child to...

  • increase their attention span
  • understand and regulate their emotions
  • Manage stress and general well being
  • become more aware of their bodies and their senses
  • build a connection with the natural world
  • develop empathy and compassion for others




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