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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 during lockdown and will be updated each week. You will also see our class timetable below, which we encourage families to follow as best as possible. On the timetable, zoom times for teacher input are identified. 

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 

Learning Tasks for w/c 17.05.21

Literacy Learning

Literacy will be taught on Monday and Tuesday.

 Guided 2 Sharing a Shell.pdfDownload
 Instructions to Create a Shell.pdfDownload
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Maths Learning

Maths will be taught on Wednesday and Thursday. Our maths learning for wc 17th May will all be practical based. We will be embedding our counting skills, how to represent numbers in a range of ways and finding one more than a given number. All the maths activities this week will be linked to our topic, Under the Sea. 

The maths activities this week will include:

  • Creating 'Under the Sea' waves with a given number of fish, the children will then add one fish to find out the number that is one more. 
  • Playing 'one more' bingo to find the number that is one more than the number given.
  • Feeding the sharks - the children will select a numbered shark and write down the numeral. They will then 'feed' the shark that many pieces of food. The children will then write down the number that is one more. 
 Maths Guided 2.pdfDownload
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Topic Learning

Here are some suggested topic activities you can do at home during the afternoons. 

This week we are learning about 'Under the Sea' and looking further into the story 'Sharing a Shell'. At home, why not: 

  • In school, we will be using a computer program to draw one of the characters from the story. Can you do this at home too?
  • In PE, we will be playing games related to under the sea. 
  • In RE, we will be talking about how Hindu brothers and sisters show their love for each other at a special festival. We will then make special Rakhi bracelets using beads and string.

Fine Motor Challenge

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Phonics Learning

 Phonics will be taught daily in three groups. Please see the activities for your group below. 

Group 1

Monday - ay (May I play?) Activity: Mat

Tuesday - ee (What can you see?) Activity: Phonics Play

Wednesday - igh (Fly high) Activity: Mat

Thursday - ow (Blow the snow) Activity: Mat

Friday - oo (Poo at the zoo) Activity: Phonics Play

 Monday - ay activity.pdfDownload
 Thursday - ow activity.pdfDownload
 Wednesday - igh activity.pdfDownload
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Group 2

 ee one strip each.pdfDownload
 igh read and roll.pdfDownload
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Group 3

 Group 3 pages 2 4 6.pdfDownload
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WC 22nd March - We are so proud of the learning that Reception have been completing at home including: making Easter buns, following a sequence to make a jam sandwich and writing simple words in phonics.

Letters to Children and Parents/Carers


Dear Children

We hope you have had a lovely Christmas! We are very sad that we won't be able to welcome you all back into the classroom this week but we are sure that you will enjoy learning with us over Zoom. There will be lots of chances to chat with us and tell us about all the exciting things that you have been up to. We are really looking forward to seeing your fantastic learning from home. We have emailed all your grown ups with Zoom links and hope you to see you on Zoom.


Mrs St. Clair, Mrs Kay, Miss Allison, Mrs Millington, Mrs Elwell and Mrs Richardson 


Dear Parents and Carers, 

Due to the closure of our school for most children for this half term, we would like to take this opportunity to explain how we intend to continue teaching and supporting your child while they are at home. 

 We have devised a timetable to zoom with children throughout each school day (please find attached). Each zoom call will be supported by another school adult. 

 Our timetable will follow our normal school day structure, so your child should be familiar with this. On the timetable you will see where we intend to ‘zoom’ the class. Each zoom call will have a different subject focus. There will be a follow up task which the children will be able to access from our remote learning page or from their learning pack.

 To find the remote learning tasks on our website, please go to; 


 2. Click on the COVID tab 

 3. Click on the Remote Learning tab for our year group. 

 On this page you will find learning for each day. This will include phonics, literacy and maths learning. You will also find our Topic Challenges, which you can use during afternoon sessions.

 During the next three days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), we plan to zoom with all children to talk to them about this new way of learning and how we intend to continue teaching them remotely. We will talk to your child about any worries they might have and we will do everything we can to reassure them. For the next three days we will direct your child to topic challenges and basic skills tasks which can be found on our remote learning page on the website.

All Zoom links for this half term have been emailed to you. 

On Friday 8th January, there will be a learning and resources pack available for collection outside the school office. These will be in year group boxes. Please make sure you take the learning pack with your child’s name on it. Included in the resources pack will be stationery necessary to complete their learning. In the learning pack, will be worksheets and/or paper for children to complete tasks we set next week.

 We would still love to see photos of children learning and would welcome these being emailed to us. Please email photos to

 If your child does not have access to any technology, please let us know so we can offer an alternative way to support your child. 

 If you feel your child is eligible to access learning in school due to a parent being a critical key worker, then please see the information on our website by clicking on to our IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS page which you will find under our COVID tab. Your child will access the same learning in school as they have access to remotely.

 Finally, please let us take this opportunity to reassure you that all the staff at Barnburgh Primary School are here to support you during this difficult time. Whilst we value the education of your child, their wellbeing will remain our priority. Therefore, please don’t let our expectations on home-learning create any stress or problems in your home. We will help address anything your child can’t or won’t do so please don’t persevere with anything that is causing distress.

 We would really like to make contact with your child every day. If, for whatever reason, your child is unable to join any of the zoom sessions on a particular day, we will call you in the afternoon to speak to your child. Please don’t worry if your child cannot attend all of the zoom sessions each day – we understand the pressures families are facing at the moment. Your child will learn from any experience you can offer them and we will support whatever you choose to do – just keep us informed via email.  

We look forward to seeing your children in our new virtual classroom. 


Kind regards,

Mrs St. Clair, Mrs Kay and Miss Allison

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.