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 01.03.21
Phonics will be taught daily in two groups via zoom. Please refer to your email for the time your child can access phonics on Zoom and the link.
Literacy will be taught on Monday and Tuesday via Zoom at 9am. Please refer to your email for the Zoom links.
Maths will be taught on Wednesday and Thursday via Zoom at 9am. Please refer to your email for the Zoom links.
Here are some suggested topic activities you can do at home during the afternoons.
This week we are learning about frogs. At home, why not:
- Try making a model about part of the life cycle of a frog. You could use playdough, paper, empty cardboard boxes or tubes, yoghurt pots or plastic bottles. You could make frogspawn, a tadpole, a froglet or a frog.
- Can you teach your grown-ups at home the rhyme ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’? Use your fingers to help you count how many frogs are left on the log each time. You can click the link below to take you to a video.
- Frogs are very good at jumping. Can you do some frog jumps? Remember to bend your knees and push hard on your legs to jump as far as you can.
- Can you use the sequencing cards below to sequence the life cycle of a frog?
Letters to Children and Parents/Carers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Mrs St. Clair, Mrs Kay and Miss Allison
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.