Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Reception home education



Hello to all our amazing F2 children and families. We send our love to you all – and miss seeing you every day. Well done to everyone who has completed tasks already. We have been so thrilled to see the work you have shared with us on Tapestry, Purple Mash or via email and we will be sharing some of your pictures in our Gallery. If you are having issues accessing any of the above please do not hesitate to contact us – we will be checking our class email regularly.


PLEASE remember that children learn so much through their play. Continue to do all the things you love to do together – play games, paint, make, colour, draw, sing songs, tell jokes, read books and play outside if you can.


Also, use this time to teach your child to use a knife and fork properly, and encourage them to get themselves dressed. These independent skills are great for your child's self-esteem as well as their control and co-ordination.


We hope we have provided you with loads of learning and activities to keep you busy. Please do not feel you have to do it all straight away. And remember to contact us if you have any questions or are feeling overwhelmed.


We are so proud of everything your children have achieved so far this year, and even though they may not be in school for a little while, we know they will continue to grow and develop. We hope you all stay healthy and safe and we look forward to staying in touch on a regular basis. Take care,

Miss Jardine, Miss Ross, Miss Hunt, Miss Thornhill, Miss Beckett, Miss Hyde, Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Easom

Spring Term 2 - EXPLORERS


This half term we will be ‘Explorers’ and discover different lands and places through our 3 key texts: Non-fiction Dinosaurs, The Gruffalo and We’re going on a Bear Hunt. We will squelch in thick, oozy mud, wade through a deep, cold river and hope not to be gobbled up by a Gruffalo.

In Literacy we will be researching and writing lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs, singing about and describing the features of the Gruffalo, and sequencing and innovating the Bear Hunt story. In Phonics, we will continue to learn within Phase 3 and re-cap our previous learning, plus  lots of catch up in-between. In maths, we will explore numbers to 15 with a focus on halving, sharing, 3d shapes, more work on 10s frames and part/part/whole models.

In the other areas of our learning we will focus on how we learn in school and how we resolve conflict, and show our understanding through lots of discussions. We will be celebrating many different and varied events this term including WORLD BOOK DAY, Red Nose day, Mother’s Day, Vaisakhi, Passover and not forgetting Easter. We will continue to learn in our Outdoor classroom as well as exploring our fabulous forest area.

We miss you all terribly and hope to see you as soon as it is safe to do so.

Home Education - w/c 1st March 2021

WORLD BOOK DAY resources

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield I Read Aloud I Books for kids about music

To buy The Piano and the Bear: buy The Piano, the Bear, the Dog and the Fiddle: To buy The Piano, the Bear ...

Resources w/c 1.3.21

Home education w/c 22nd February 2021

3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)

3D Shapes I Know (new pyramid version)This version includes only ONE chorus at a time, whereas the old version used to do 2 at a time. I didn't like that the...

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Dinosaur Stomp (Dance-A-Long)

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Tiny the T-Rex | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

⭐ Yoga Quest is a Cosmic Kids challenge where you print out maps & check off Yoga Adventures!⭐ Get a 14-day FREE trial of the Cosmic Kids app and watch ad-fr...

Home Education - w/b 08.02.21

Resources w/b 08.02.21

What can you trust online? (Film for 5-11 year olds)

A film aimed at children and young people aged 4- 11 exploring what we can trust on the internet as part of our Safer Internet Day 2021 campaign. Find more about trust and reliability online at #SaferInternetDay #AnInternetWeTrust

CBeebies: Preparing For Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie and her brother clean the house in preparation for the Chinese New Year celebrations.Visit CBeebies at to find even more ...

CBeebies: Celebrating Chinese New Year - Let's Celebrate

Abbie takes to the street with her family for a parade and firecracker display.Visit CBeebies at to find even more fun games an...

Home education w/b 1st February '21

Monday Literacy

WALT draw and label characters.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Written by Judith Kerr

E-safety lesson

The adventures of Smartie the penguin by

Home Education week beg. 25th January 2021

Hi everyone. Please find below the planning and resources for another week of Home Education. It's not the same as learning in school with you, but we are really enjoying putting together all the work online, and it makes our day when you send us pictures of your fabulous work and completed tasks on Purple Mash. We are so proud of each and every one of you. We are doing our best to keep the Gallery updated with all your pictures so please keep sending them to us with your lovely messages.

This week we have created a Home Education Toolkit where we will be adding open-ended tasks for you to work on whenever you choose or if you are still looking for things to do. Tasks such as Tree words, number and letter formation practise, maths vocabulary mats and phonics sound mats. These are all ongoing skills for your child to practise and get better at over time, especially while they are not in school. 

As always, please get in touch if you need any support, and continue to stay in touch and let us know how you are doing. 

Resources w/b 25.01.21

Please look at the Picture News resources for the week and discuss with your family.
Now we are spending more time online it is vitally important that we share messages with our children about online safety. Please use the following resources together and talk about the issues raised.

Child Focus 'E-safety'

One of the key missions of Child Focus is prevention. This clip was made as an e-safety awareness campaign for children between 4 and 8 years. It's being air...

Home learning week beg. 18th January '21

The Enormous Turnip

Still image for this video

Where does food come from

Home Learning week beginning 11th Jan 2021

Resources w/b 11 Jan 2021