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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Reception Remote Learning Page

This page has a range of activities your child can complete at home if they are isolating and will be updated each week. You will also see our class timetable below, which we encourage families to follow as best as possible. If your child is isolating, we will offer to zoom with your child each day to join in with our phonics lesson. This will be at 10:15am from Monday to Thursday and at 8:40am on a Friday. If you are unable to zoom, a member of staff will contact you each day to have a brief catch-up with your child. 

Don't forget that you can pick a paper work pack up from the school entrance each Friday.  

If you have any questions regarding remote learning, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Remote Learning Timetable

Literacy Learning

W/C 20th September - Literacy is taught on Monday and Tuesday. This week, our literacy learning will continue to focus on fine motor skills and identifying writing and print within the environment.  

We will be exploring the school to go on a writing hunt to identify and photograph different types of print and writing across school. Children can have a go at this at home but exploring the different rooms in their house to find different types on print. Your child may take photographs of the print they find if they wish to . Please remember that when children access technology such as mobile phones and ipads, they should be supervised by an adult. 

We will also be sharing the story 'Charlie the Firefighter'. We encourage children who are remote learning to share a story with their adult at least 3 times a week. Talk with your child about what is happening in the story, what might happen next and what the characters are feeling.

Maths Learning

 W/C 20th September - Maths is taught on Wednesday and Thursday. This week, our maths learning will focus on following and identifying a sorting rule. 

  • Sort a group of items out following a rule e.g. by size, type or colour. Ask your child to explore how you have sorted the items. What is the sorting rule?
  • Ask your child to sort a group of random objects by type, size, colour or shape. This could be sorting salt, pasta, rice and lentils or leaves, pebbles and soil. 

Topic Learning

W/C 20th September - Our topic this half term is 'People Who Help Us'. This week we will be finding out more about firefighters. We will be sharing a story called 'Charlie the Firefighter'. We will also be visited in school by a firefighter, if you are isolating during this week, we will arrange for you to zoom in to join in with the visit. 

We will be pretending to be a firefighter during our PE learning - children can have a go at this in their garden by sweeping their foot across the floor, stamping the floor, rescuing a soft toy, pretending to put out a fire and trying to get dressed as quickly as possible. 

Have a go at creating a fire engine from boxes and collage materials. Think about the colours and shapes that you will need to use. 

 Charlie the Firefighter Story PP.pdfDownload
 Fire Safety PP.pdfDownload
 Firefighter training certificates.pdfDownload
 Im a firefighter song.pdfDownload
 What Does A Firefighter Do PP.pdfDownload
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Fine Motor Challenge

Try these fine motor challenges at home:

  • Explore a plate of baked beans - explore ways to move them one at a time onto another plate - try using a spoon or your fingers.
  • Make a jam sandwich - with adult support - can you spread the butter / jam?
  • Explore Lego or similar building bricks and how to fix them together in different ways

Phonics Learning

W/C 20th September - Phonics will be taught daily. Please see the 'Phonics' page under the Curriculum section for further information on how phonics is taught. 

Our sounds this week are:

c - say it - c c c (c not cuh)

c - write it - curl around the caterpillar.

k - say it - k k k (not kuh)

k - write it - down the kangaroo's body, tail and leg.

u - say it - u u u 

u - write it - down and under and up to the top and draw the puddle.

b - say it - b b b 

b - write it - down the laces, to the heel and around the toe. 

f - say it - ffff (not fuh)

f - write it - down the stem and draw the leaves. 


For each sound, encourage your child to write it using the rhymes to help them start and finish their letter formation in the correct place. 

 Letter formation - b (1).pdfDownload
 Letter formation - c (1).pdfDownload
 Letter formation - f (1).pdfDownload
 Letter formation - k (1).pdfDownload
 Letter formation - u (1).pdfDownload
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Our Zoom Rules 

Our Zoom Rules
Our Zoom Rules

Take a look at these short stories and captions...

Here are some of our favourite characters, helping us understand COVID 19 and some of the changes during this period of time.