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Read, Write, Inc Sounds


Here are the formation sheets for the final sounds of set one. Please remember to still ask your child to recall all sounds that they have learnt on a regular basis to encourage retention and recognition of them.

26.05.20 - Home Learning Photographs


It was lovely to hear from Evelyn and her family today. She has had a very busy few weeks, take a look at some of the wonderful things she has been doing.

21.05.20 - Home Learning Photographs


It was lovely to receive some photographs of Sebastian yesterday whilst he was engaged in various number activities. Wow you are learning numbers 11-20 now Sebastian! Keep up all the hard work. Well done.

18.05.20 - Word Time Resources New Format


Hi, it has been brought to my attention that the original documents that I uploaded have been difficult for some people to print out. I have now uploaded them as a PDF so it should allow you to print them now.



Number Recognition and Formation


Here are the resources that I mentioned on the nursery blog. Again, any questions or queries then please e-mail me, I will be happy to help.

Busy Children at Home


Here are some more pictures that I have had sent to me on the blog. Thanks for sharing your work with me and keep up all the work at home. You are simply amazing!!!


It was lovely to receive some photo's from Millie today to show me how busy she has been at home. Well done for completing the pattern work Millie! Also it sounds like you had great fun with the weighing activities that your mum set up for you. If anyone else has any photo's to share, I would love to see them.

I have also had a photo of Holly's name writing that she has been practicing everyday, she can now write her first and last name all by herself. Excellent work Holly!



Good morning everyone. On our class blog, I have set you the challenge of creating some simple patterns here are a few for you to try.

Word Time 2  Resources


Here are the next set of Word Time resources to help you with segmenting and blending. Each word is made up using sounds these sounds that you have been learning; m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g,o

Here are some of the wonderful photo's that I have been sent over the last month. I hope you enjoy looking at some of the things that your friends have been doing at home!

Good morning everyone,


It looks like we could be in for another sunny day so make sure you get lots of exercise in the garden today if you can.

This week in maths, I would like you to experiment with weighing. We have already done a little bit of this in school already and lots of you have learnt to use the words 'heavy' or 'light' to describe the weight of an object. Can you find any 2 objects around the house, place one in each hand and say which is the heaviest and which is the lightest. If you find this really easy, you could collect 3 or 4 objects, weigh them in your hands and try and place them in order from heaviest to lightest. Some of you might have some weighing scales in your kitchen, you could use these to pretend that you work in a shop, weigh some food items and say the numbers that you can see on the scales.

Let me know how you get on with this activity by writing to me on our blog.


Bye for now

Mrs Boslem

Next Read, Write Inc Sounds


Here are the next 6 sounds of Set One in the order that they should be taught, sh,r,j,v,y,w. Do not worry if you feel that your child is not quite ready for these just yet as all children will be working at their own learning pace and that is fine. 

Hi Everyone,

I have managed to speak to lots of you now on the phone and I will try and speak to the rest of you tomorrow. Some of you have been asking for more practical ways to teach sounds and numbers so that it is not so formal and so that the children remain interested. Here are a few ideas that can be used and adapted for the teaching of sounds and numbers and will prove fun for all the family:

  • painting with water on a wall or concrete - say a sound and your child paints it on the floor with water
  • using chalks for large mark making outdoors - sounds and numbers
  • using magnetic numbers/letters or make flash cards, hide them indoors/outdoors and ask the children to find them, place the numbers in order, make simple words using the sounds they find
  • if you have a ball pit, use the plastic balls to write/attach sounds and numbers to, ask your child to find a particular sound or number
  • using bath toys at bathtime - using a wipeable pen write numbers/letters and play fish for a number/sound
  • make skittles out of empty plastic bottles, write numbers/sounds on them, roll a ball, say the sound/number on the ones that have been knocked down
  • teddy bears's picnic - pin a number/letter to each teddy, fill a plate otr bowl with sounds/numbers, children to give eavh teddy the number/letter that matches the one pinned to them
  • stations - write sounds/ numbers on paper, pin them in the corners of the room or garden, stand the child in the middle, call out a sound/number and your child has to run to the station that matches what you have called out

I hope you find these ideas useful and remember please e-mail me for any further advice, questions or support.

Read Write Inc Activity


Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well. As part of RWI, the children will begin to learn segmenting and blending skills to read simple words, this is called Word Time. Here are some resources that you can use to support Word Time. The words all contain the first 5 sounds that the children learnt; m a s d t. The idea is that they see the word, say each sound in the word and then blend them together to read the word ( we do this as Fred Talk during our lesson with the children pressing the sounds of the words onto their fingers). On these sheets, we use magnectic letters to create the word, then we have a go at writing it in the bottom box, this of course can be adapted according to the resources you have at home. I hope you find these useful and again if you need any help or support please get in touch.

Whilst the weather has been kind to us, here are some scavenger hunts that you might like to do with a little help from your grown-up. You can do some of them outside, let me know how you get on using our class blogging page.

Easter Prayer


Good morning everyone. This week in school, we would have been celebrating Holy Week, here is a lovely little Easter prayer that you can say at home with your families:


RWI Resources


I have attached below a scanned copy of the sound sheets that we complete each week after the introduction and learning of a new sound. I have started from the beginning at 'm' so the children can revisit the sounds that they have learnt so far and have made copies up to and including 'h'. If you follow the pattern of teaching one new sound per week with a recap of all sounds taught so far, there is nine weeks worth of sounds for your child to work on. The order in which the sounds should be taught is: m,a,s,d,t,i,n,p,g,o,c,k,u,b,f,e,l,h. When the children finished school, we were about to learn 'g'.

I know quite a few of you have been staying in touch via the blog and it has been so lovely to hear from you all, keep the messages coming!

Hi Everyone,

Whilst your children are at home with you, if you have any questions, queries or require any advice, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail and I will try my very best to help in whatever way I can. I appreciate that this is going to be a very trying time for some of you and I have therefore compiled a list of suggested activities for all seven areas of the early years curriculum that you may find useful. I have also included the objectives that your child will be working on to achieve in each area according to their age. Above all, I think that it is highly important that we consider every child's mental health over the coming weeks and that we strive to engage them in as many activities as possible that will support them during this difficult time such as, spending time in the garden getting fresh air (lots of the activities that I have suggested can be done outside), limiting screen time, keeping play active, dancing and singing! I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for your patience, co-operation and support not just recently but since September, you all are raising amazing children that are a real credit to you and I look forward to seeing you all soon. 


Shrove Tuesday!
Today we had a fun filled day celebrating Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day as the children like to call it. We listened to The Runaway Pancake story, learnt about why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday, created our own pancakes, tossed play dough pancakes and our most favourite activity of the day, tasting pancakes with our favourite toppings. We hope you enjoy the short videos that we made for you.


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This afternoon we took part in a shared liturgy with the reception children to conclude our latest R.E topic entitled ‘Let’s Celebrate.’ The children have been thinking and learning about different events in their lives that they celebrate and also celebrations that they have been part of. Some of the nursery children drew pictures to show this and some reception children wrote their own prayers. At the end of the liturgy, the children sang a song called “Our God Is a Great Big God.” We will be sending this song home on Friday and we hope that the children enjoy performing it for you. 


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What a busy day we have had celebrating Chinese New Year. The children looked amazing in their costumes, thanks so much to all our parents for the support you have given us for this event. Hopefully by now, the children will have told you some of the exciting activities that they took part in today and showed you some of the amazing crafts that they have made. Please enjoy these photo’s that give you a glimpse into our celebrations.....
We have been enjoying a range of autumnal activities included leaf collecting, wellie walks and pumpkin printing to name a few. I am sure you will see by the smiles on the children’s faces that they have been having an amazing time!
The month of October is Black History month, to mark this event, we read the story of Handa's Surprise and tasted some exotic fruits. The children enjoyed talking about the area that they live in compared to where Handa lives and the different animals that live there too. Although some of the children were a bit reluctant to eat the fruits, almost everyone had a try of at least one fruit, even if it was just a lick! I wonder if they can remember some of the fruits they tried? 
Baxter was chosen by the lunchtime organisers to sit on the top table at lunchtime today because he has been trying very hard to eat his dinner. He chose his friend Jude to sit with him. Well done Baxter!
Today we celebrated International European Languages Day. The children looked amazing in their dressing up outfits, so thanks to you all for supporting this day. We ate brioche for snack which the children really enjoyed and they all made a European flag. 
Welcome to the nursery class page! Although the children are still only part time, they have settled well and have really enjoyed exploring and playing both inside and outside of their classroom. Here are some pictures of the fun things that they have been doing. .....
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