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Peake (Reception)

Welcome to Peake’s webpage.

Our class is named after Tim Peake. He is the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station. He spent 6 years training for this mission.
Why don’t you see what other facts you can find out…

Meet the class…

Happy New Year to you all. We know this year has not started off as any of us would have hoped. We would have loved nothing more than to welcome your children back to school after the Christmas break, however, due to current circumstances this is not possible and therefore we will be returning to online teaching. 

You should have received a home learning pack before we broke up for Christmas, this pack includes resources your child will need to enable them to learn from home successfully. We have spare copies in school if you have misplaced these – a date will be sent out shortly to allow you to come to the school office and collect them safely. 

Weekly catch ups on Microsoft Teams and the opportunities to share work and news from home will allow us to keep in touch and support you and your child. We are only ever a phone call away if you wish to contact us about any worries/ concerns you may have, or just a chat! 

Keep safe and we hope to see you all very soon. 
Miss Innes and Mrs Pfupa x



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Home Learning

Previous Learning:

Home Learning 04.01.21

*Please find the learning for this week below.
Each week I will save the previous learning here where you will find a link. 

Ideas for Maths activities using your home learning packs

Introduction to your home learning packs…

Speed sounds, green words and red words…

Phonics ideas using your home learning packs

Please check our web page regularly for updates. I will be uploading planning, support materials and vidoes to support your child’s learning. Your child will be invited to weekly check-ins (on Microsoft Teams) which will take place every Thursday starting from 14/01/20. This is an opportunity for your child to see me, ask any questions, show any work they are proud of and to see some of their friends they might be missing (an adult must be present during these video calls). I will also be continuing to contact you through Marvellous Me – if you have any problems setting this up, please contact the school office. 

Timetable for learning

Please find a suggested timetable on the link below, please do not feel like you need to stick to this rigidly. This is helpful to use to ensure your child has a consistent routine but we understand that the home is a very different place to school. Please allow your child lots of time to play and relax and not to place too much pressure on the activities we have planned. Take this time to enjoy learning alongside your child.
Peake Suggested Timetable 

Super Sentences

Please watch the video above explaining what ‘Super Sentences’ are.
Each Friday in school we award a Super Sentence Hero – someone who has tried their best all week. We would like to continue this and therefore would love you to send in a photograph of your child’s work on a Friday. Please send it to our email address peake@southbankprimary.co.uk.


Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss Innes. 
Practise forming d, i, n, r on paper/whiteboard. 
Using the letter sounds in your pack ask an adult to hide them around the house for you to find. As you hunt for them identify the sound that you have found.
Once all the letters have been found make the words cat, pig and mad on the CVC frame. Remember to use your Fred fingers so you can hear all the sounds in the words.   

Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss Innes. 
Practise forming o, t, g, a, on paper/whiteboard. 
Spread the letters on the floor. An adult is to call out a letter sound and you need to find it. How many can you collect in 30 seconds? Keep practising to see if you can beat your previous score! Can you play teacher and see if the adult can be as quick as you? 

Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss Innes. 
Practise forming n, p, g on paper/whiteboard. 
Adult is to collect objects from around the house beginning with the letters we have learnt so far in phonics. Put the letters out for the child to see and the objects. Can they match the objects to the correct letter sound. For example, milk would go with letter m, socks with ‘s.’ 

Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss Innes. 
Practise forming o, c, k on paper/whiteboard. 
You will find a page of green words in your pack. Cut them up and try pointing to each letter and trying to blend the sounds together to read the word. E.g. s-i-t sit. 
You could make your own game up by you or an adult drawing pictures to match some of the words. Place the pictures and words face down and turn them over to see if they match by reading the word.  

Watch the speed sound session on the webpage with Miss Innes. 
Practise forming paper/whiteboard. 
Find the CVC frames, CVC pictures and sound mat in your pack. Choose two/three pictures and use your Fred Fingers to hear the sounds. Record the sounds in the boxes that have been drawn in your book by your adult. Remember to listen for the beginning, middle and final sound in the words. Use the letter sound mat to help you and remember to whoosh up when you are forming your letters.    


Draw a picture of the people who are special to you. Have a go at writing the names of those people.
Practise writing your own name, if you find this easy try writing your last name – do not forget to whoosh up!

Listen to ‘There’s a Tiger in the garden,’ read by Miss McConnell  (you will find this in the section ‘Favourite Five’ further down our webpage). Discuss with an adult who the characters are, who your favourite character was and why? Talk about what happened at the beginning of the story, middle and end.
Think about an alternative ending. If you could change the book ending, what would you like to happen?

Re-watch the video from yesterday with Miss McConnell. Now you are more familiar with it, have a look through the pages and remind the adult you are working with what was happening using the pictures to help.

Using the internet or books you may have. Carry out some research on tigers. Can you make a list of words (adjectives) to describe them? For example, fierce, orange, stripy, sharp teeth, fury, sharp claws etc.
Extension: Look up other jungle animals and make a list of adjectives to describe them. 

Listen again to the story. Think of a sentence about the story. With support from your adult write the sentence. It is okay for the adult to scribe the sentence and the child to copy. Encourage them to have a go at sounding out some of the words.


Identify the numbers that we have learnt so far. Can you recognise numbers to 10?  
Activity: Race the timer:  
Spread numbers to 10 on the floor. The adult will put on a 30 second timer and call out a number at a time. Your job is to find the number and hand it to the adult. How many can you pick up in 30 seconds. Swap with your adult and see who wins. 

Using the numbers in your pack put them into the correct order. If you can order numbers to 10 have a go at numbers to 15 and even 20.  
Activity: Adult to find object that are the same e.g. pegs, spoons, socks, bobbles, ties, stones, sticks. Put them in piles on the floors. The chn are to count out different amounts e.g. ‘Can you count out 5 pegs from the pile?’ Remind the chn to put them into a line to make it easier, count slowly and touch each object. You could show them first doing it too fast and ask them why you are getting the wrong answer (they love when I be silly).  

Missing number. Order the numbers to 10. The adult will take away a number. Can you guess which has gone missing?  
Activity: Sing lots of different counting songs using BBC radio songs. Support the chn in using their fingers when singing songs such as, five little ducks. Chn could draw their own ducks or frogs to go alongside their singing.  

Watch Number Rock on YouTube and join in with the song.  
Activity:  Using the objects from yesterday let’s do some adding up.  
Place two piles next to each other with around 1/2/3/4 objects in each pile (if you think your child can work with bigger numbers – make larger piles). Tell your child they are going to be adding up today. Ask them to add up how many there are altogether. Record it as a number sentence for them to see. For example if there were 2 socks in one pile and 3 pegs in the other it would look like this –
3+2=5. Ask your child to have a go at recording, they may need help with the formation of their numbers.  

Watch the shape song on YouTube.  
Can you recognise the shapes in your pack and talk about their properties? E.g. A triangle has 3 sides, a square has 4 sides.  
Activity: Go on a shape hunt around your house. What shapes can you spot around your house? Have a go at drawing the different shapes you have found – if you have paper available chn could make their own shape monster.  
Extension: Can you spot any 3D shapes? E.g. cereal box, bottle, dice, ball etc. 

Creative/ Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Floating and sinking experiment  
What you need: 

  • A bucket of water (preferably transparent)
  • A variety of items, some of which may sink and which will float

How you do it:  Bring out a tray containing a mix of different items, holding up each item in turn and have the children guess if it will float or sink. Of course, you have to make sure that you’ve got items that’ll do both! 

Below is Mrs Curtis having a go at home. 

Freezing investigation

Discover whether ice melts faster in hot or cold climates . Freeze some small objects overnight in two tubs. Ask the chn what will happen if you put the water inside the freezer? In the morning take them out and see what has happened to the water. Keep one tub inside and one outside during the day. Which will melt the fastest? You could use warm or cold water to speed up the process.  

This would also work with washing up gloves – fill with water and tie a bobble/eastic band around the top.

Have some fun on You Tube today with the ‘How to draw a…..’ videos. This should be supervised by an adult at all times. 

Don’t forget to send work that you are proud of to me, I would love to see! 

Andy Goldsworthy is an Artist who uses natural objects to make pictures with. Using the internet, you will be able to find lots of the artwork he has created.

 Have a look at these examples and have a go yourself

Mrs Pfupa has made some of her own below:

Today have a go at your own artwork. Take inspiration from Andy Goldsworthy and see what you can create.

Baking with…

This week Miss Innes is showing you one of her favourite recipes. It is really simple and really DELICIOUS!


Story Time

We read every day in school and the children love to listen to different stories. In this section I will be uploading new videos daily for your child to listen to. Please ask your child questions about the story to find out their level of understanding. We often read the same story more than once so that the children become familiar with how it is structured; they often re tell the story themselves. 

You can also visit our page on Teams where you will find lots of stories read by the staff. You will need to go to the files section and click ‘Story time.

Support Materials

Handwriting/ Letter formation

We teach the children their letter sounds using the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. Each letter sound has a picture to support your child writing and reading the sound. Below are the pictures and how we form the letter, using pre cursive handwriting. It is important your child remembers to ‘whoosh up’ at the beginning of the letter to ensure they are forming it correctly. 

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Click the link below to find out how to form the letter sounds 
Read Write Inc Formation Rhymes 

Useful websites/ videos (support remote learning)

If you are looking for more ways to keep your child busy at home, the websites below are very useful and will help support your child’s learning further. If you know any other usefuls websites which are age appropriate, please let me know so that I can share for other parents to use.  

Reading/ Writing at home


(How to say the sounds we have been learning) 

(Teaching your child to read simple words using Fred Talk)

Maths at home

Maths booklet

Practical ideas

EYFS ideas for home 

Purple Mash

Mini Mash has lots of different activities to choose from and can be accessed at home. Your child has their own login details, they are able to complete activities and save them into their tray for me to look at. Purple mash includes: 

  • Reading and writing (including phonics)
  • Numbers and counting
  • Games
  • Simple city
  • Music
  • Drawing and painting
  • Role play

Favourite Five Books

Each half term we focus on five books. We read these books often so that the children  children get to know them very well, they learn about the different characters and how the story is structured. They are often able to re tell the story themselves. You will find the books we are focusing on this term below. Miss McConnell will be reading them each week for the children to watch and listen to – watch this space! 

Spring Term 1 

  • The Lion Inside
  • On the way home
  • There’s a tiger in the garden 
  • Mrs Armitage on wheels
  • Mr Grumpy’s Outing 


Please send your child’s work to the below email address: peake@southbankprimary.co.uk – I love to see what the children have been getting up to at home and how hard they have been working.

If you have any questions and would like them answering quickly please message our Teams group. Please bare in mind all members of the class can see what is being posted. 

I will make sure I update the web page regularly and share any photos on this section. 


Well done Megan! You are clearly working just as hard at home as you do in school. 

Evie has been working hard with her numbers at home. Keep it up! 🙂 

A fantastic photo of Henry completing his home learning from last week. Well done and I can’t wait to see what you get up to this week! 

Below is Layton’s fantastic work he has completed at home. I love the pictures of his special people and how well he has formed his numbers. 

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