Vine Tree Primary School

Learn, Included, Respect, Enjoy, Treated Fairly

 Reception 2019 - 2020

Dear Reception Parents and children

 I hope that you are all keeping well and safe during this difficult lock down period.

A big thank you to parents that have been keeping in touch via Tapestry and email. It is great to hear and see how you are doing and I look forward to seeing more please. 

This week I am going to  focus on short activities around the story of The Three Little Pigs. Please see the suggested daily timetable for learning and relevant links/resources below. I have uploaded some of the videos to make it a little easier for the children to access them on there own.

Each Monday I will  post  two short phonics videos to continue your child's learning. I will teach the rest of the sounds that should be learnt by the end of Reception.

I would also like to get the children involved in voting for a story which I will read with my dogs every Friday. All you have to do is to send me an email or message on Tapestry to say which book your child would like me to read. The book with the most votes will be read. Please have a look at the books below.

If you would like to get in touch with me please do. I am happy to help anytime.

Please email the following address:

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Welsh 

Phonics lesson 1 - ay

Here is our first on line phonics lesson. I am going to teach one new sound a week along with some speedy words. Your child may have learnt this sound before. If so please treat it as revision. I know that the children need lots of repetition in order to remember their sounds. Please try to practise reading the sound and words daily. 

Speedy words.

Practise reading these words . Try to learn to read these words so you don't need to Fred talk.

Here are a few ideas if your child needs a further challenge:

They can practise writing words with 'ay' in.

They can write a sentence using an 'ay' word. Eg The cat lay on the tray.

They can look for ay words in their reading/ story books.

We have two new websites for you to access with your child.

Charanga /Yumu

This is a music website where you can access lots of music and songs to sing along to. Click on songs for 3 to 5 year olds to get started with. You could try and learn a new song as a family. ( Please remember to send any videos to Tapestry.)       username: p962062      password:  space

Purple Mash

This is a great website for children to work without much adult support. First select the minimash button. This will take you straight to lots of activities suitable for Reception children.  Here they can draw pictures, do some maths, music and lots more. Please give it a go.            username:  reception   password: duck98   

parentcode: 9b1ebaa7

Start each day with a dance or other exercise...

Spend up to 20 minutes working on maths. This weeks focus is counting forwards and backwards and writing numbers correctly.

Listen to the Three Little Pigs stories here...

Spend ten minutes a day practising your phonics...

Read these speed sounds daily so you don't forget them !

Spend up to 10 minutes  a day practising some french...

Home learning Twinkl support and access for parents

To support you Twinkl is offering every parent in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, so your children can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

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