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Reception 1 Miss Curbishley

Hello and welcome to Reception 1's page!

Hello Reception smiley


Happy New Year! 

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well during these strange times.

We are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces, either online or in person. 

Please keep a close eye on our class web page each week to keep up-to-date with any plans and resources available for Distance Learning. 


Please remember that your child also has access to Bug Club. If you experience any difficulties logging in or using this then please, do not hesitate to email for assistance. 


We look forward seeing you again soon. Enjoy your time with your family and stay safe! 

We understand that you may feel worried or have questions you may want to ask. Please do not hesitate to get in touch at


Miss Curbishley & Mrs Dixon x 

Distance Learning 06.01.21


Here is our timetable of suggested ideas for the rest of this week.  



Thank you to everyone who attended our Phonics and Reading Zoom. If you were unable to attend I have included the presentation below. It is a useful reference guide to the terminology and pronunciation of sounds.


Here a link to a video made by Miss Curbishley, which gives you ideas on how to help support your child with phonics at home. These activities are play based and that is how we believe children learn best. 


I understand that phonics is very complicated and the pronunciation of sounds can be quite difficult to master. The follow video is an excellent tool to help adults and children say the sounds correctly, which is crucial for reading and writing. 


Please contact a member of the team if you have any questions about phonics. 

Reception Home Learning


**If your child is self isolating please see the weekly plan below. **


I have put together a list of websites and videos to aid your child's learning at home. 


  • Bug Club - it is extremely important to continue reading daily with your children. The username and password is in their reading diary. 


  • Phonics Play. There are lots of games to choose from. Phase 2 will be suitable for Reception at the moment. You can use the free games to practice segmenting, blending and sound recognition. 


  • YouTube videos to watch are  Phonics Song Jolly Phonics Song Phonics – Tricky Words 2 Phonics – Tricky Words 3 Phonics - ABC Rap Maths - Count to 20  Maths - 2D Shapes Maths – 3D Shapes


  • CBeeBies have some great programs which will help children learn in a fun way Science and Investigation Phonics and Reading Being Creative with junk Geography and new places


  • YouTube has many Just Dance and Cosmic Kids videos which are brilliant to keep your children moving.


  • Topmarks website has lots of fun games to play to help number recognition, number ordering, measure, counting etc. Don’t forget to ask your child “How do you know that?” this will help them to use their maths knowledge in a different way.


  • Abcdoes has some fantastic ideas on fun activities to do with your children. All of the ideas have come from Early Years staff and should be able to be done with things around the home.


Self Isolation Home Learning

Our YouTube Channel - Firs Primary EYFS


All of our videos are now available on our YouTube channel. You can search 'Firs Primary EYFS' or click this link to find them.


Keep checking it for new videos smiley

Our Classroom


Below are some pictures of our classroom. Why not look through them with your child and you can ask them about what they do in each area. 


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How to say the sounds just like us!


The order of the sounds in the video are as follows...


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Parents Guide to the Early Years

Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home! 

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