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Welcome to our online learning page. 

This class page will provide all the resources you will need to enable your child to continue to develop their learning. Each week I will put on here a daily Phonics, Maths, Reading and Literacy piece of work for your child to complete. We would also like the children to have the opportunity to complete an RE (Religious Education) and Topic piece of work, once a week. 

Children have also been provided with home learning/resource packs, so your child will have plenty of opportunities to extend their learning whilst not at school. 

As your child's teacher, I am available to contact via email. I am happy to respond to questions or concerns you may have. The email address is
It would also be lovely to hear from the children, so they can tell me what they have been doing.

Thank you for your continued support. 
Take Care x

Mrs Heyes 
Letter about the possible reopening of St Joseph's can be found here -
Letter for possible school reopening
Please read and respond to the office by Friday 22nd May 2020.
Many thanks
Mrs Heyes

May Half Term Holiday
Weeks beginning Monday 25th May & Monday 1st June 2020

Wow! A whole half term of home learning has gone by. I hope you enjoyed going on lots of different adventures with the stories we read. 

Now there are no lessons set for over the holidays but I have put together some fun activities that you might like to try. 
Just like the last holiday I have made a bingo grid with sports and craft activities. 
I've also added on some extra sheets with some more ideas.

Have a lovely half term holiday.
Remember to send me some pictures so I can put them onto our home learning gallery.
Take care and hope to see you soon.
Mrs Heyes 
Week Beginning - Monday 18th May 2020

This week we are continuing our space adventures however some aliens have other ideas... they want ot visit US!

This week we're going to have change from reading books with Oxford Owls. THis week I would like you to have a look at the phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics comics on . They are not very long (2 sides of paper) but will consolidate the phase 2 and 3 phonemes we have been learning. 

RE lesson

This week I would like you to look at our RE lesson on Thursday as this is the Feast of the Ascension.

Topic Work - Let's go on an adventure

Our topic this week continues our journey into space.

I wanted to share this lovely picture I have been sent by Logan. For R.E, you have been asked to draw a picture of a happy/joyous time. This is Logan's happiness picture - he is at school on a lovely sunny day. 
Week beginning - Monday 11th May
For the next two weeks our adventures take us into space. 
This week our work is based around the book "Whatever Next" by Jill Murphy. 

This week the reading books are Peck, Peck and A bag of tricks. I've also included a guide for parents who are not sure where to find the books.

Topic Work - Let's go on an adventure

This week our topic takes you on the first part of our journey into space.

Week beginning - Monday 4th May

This week explorers we are going into the jungle. 


This weeks books are - Peg it up and Quiz. I've also included a reading prompt sheet to ask your child questions when you read other books.

Literacy Lessons

Our adventure continues this week - and we're off to the jungle. The book we will be looking at this week is "Rumble in the Jungle'. What animal would you like to see in the jungle?

Topic Work - Let's go on an adventure

Our topic work this week is linked to the book "Rumble in the Jungle". I've added an extra sheet of different ideas if you are looking for something to do over the long weekend.

Week Beginning - Monday 27th April

This week our adventure takes us on a bear hunt and a lion hunt.
I hope you've got your binoculars ready :-)

Two new texts for you to try from

RE lesson

Week 2 of our topic ' New life'.

Topic Work - Let's go on an adventure

This week we are looking at bears.

Week beginning - Monday 20th April 2020

Today starts Summer Term 1 in Reception Class where we will start our new topic 
Let's go on an adventure'.

For each week, I have chosen a different story book with a different adventure. I have linked our topic work to our Literacy story, to really make it come to life.
Phonics Lesson

This week we will begin with a recap of the phonemes looked at before the holidays, before learning a couple more. We will also have a day at the end of the week learning some new tricky words. Check out the tricky word videos mentioned at the top of each page. They are great and very catchy.


This week our two books are - Pink band:Sit, Cog Dog and Red band: Top Dog. You can find these text on

Literacy Lessons

AHOY THERE!!!!! This week adventurers, we are going to be Pirates. Our story this week is 'Ten Little Pirates' by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty. We will be thinking about what pirate life is like and sailing the seven seas. Please send me photographs of your treasure maps and I will add them to the ones we have made here. *I have added lots of other lovely craft activities you might like to do with your child to enhance the theme of the week.

Treasure Maps
Maths Lessons

This week, we are continuing our work on the number 10. We will be recapping our number bonds - the two numbers that make 10, addition within 10 and begin to look at practical subtraction.

RE lesson

This week we start our new topic 'New Life'. We begin this week by taking another look at the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Topic Work - Let's go on an adventure

This week, as we are looking at Pirates, our topic work is to look at what creatures live in the sea.

Easter Holiday 2020
Wishing you all a safe and Holy Easter.
As we remain indoors with our families, I have put together some activities for you to try. 
Celebrating Holy Week 2020

How to celebrate Holy Week whilst remaining at home - A letter from Bishop Marcus.

Week beginning - Monday 6th April 2020

Two new stories this week for you to read and respond to. See the website You will find the books in the pink and red bands.

RE lesson

As we are now in Holy Week, we are going to look at the events in Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday all the way to the events on Easter Sunday. I wish you all a happy, Holy and safe Easter.

Week Beginning - Monday 30th March
Phonics Lessons

Parents - These are the phonics lessons we would have been covering in class. I have included all the words and activities you will need for each day. If you do not have a printer, you can follow them on screen or write them out for your child. There are a few activities for your child to complete and they need to have a go at completing the sentence writing on their own.


There is a great website called Oxford Owls - . Here you will find a selection of books (some of which we have in school) for your child to read within thier bookband. it's really easy to sign up as a parent to access the free materials. Once signed up, please read the corresponding book form the book band your child is on in school. In Reception, all children are currently working within pink and red. Each week I will ask you to read either a pink or red book (or both if you really want to) and answer some questions about it. This week pink level is - Big, Bad, Bug This week red level is - Big Feet I would to see any photos or videos of your child reading. Please email them to me. Thanks

Literacy Lessons

This week our story links to our topic of plants and animals. The story is Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen. Online versions of the story can be found on YouTube and I have included a powerpoint version I found on the internet. I've included some worksheets to go with different days. Don't worry if you don't have a printer, these can be done on any paper you may have. Another great website for free resources linked to the story is For Friday the website Twinkl has some lovely resources for you to use as the website is free to use for parents during this time. Check out for help with this weeks letter.

Maths Lessons

This week we are looking at number 10. As you know we have been following the Maths Mastery approach and have been looking at numbers slowly and in more depth. This week I would like you to introduce the number 10 using Numberblock number 10. The whole class LOVE numberblocks. (I can hear them singing the opening song as I write this). The childrne need to find ten in lots of different ways and make number ten into different shapes. The children are very familiary with this as we have done these activities for every other nummber. They will amaze you.

RE (Religious Education)

To know that we need to ask Jesus to help us to be kind to others. This week, I would like you to look at the story of The Feeding of the 5000. You can find a lovely video of the story on YouTube You might need to come back to this story/activity a couple of times in the week so they fully understand it and are able to answer the questions.


Our topic this half term has been 'Plants and Animals'. This week I would like you to have a look at plants. First I would like you to look at what a plant needs to grown. Then I would like you to label the differnet parts of a plant - petals, stem, roots, leaves.