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Home Learning 6.7.20


Keeping Active – this week we will be moving our bodies and keeping active!

Maths Challenges – have a go at the ‘sharing’ maths challenges.

Phonics & Reading – well done for practising your sounds at home. This week try to focus on Set 2 Speed Sounds.

Letter from Mrs Lidbury June 26th

Home Learning 29.6.20


Butterfly Butterflies – there are lots of new activities for you to try.

Maths Challenges – have a go at the ‘addition’ and ‘subtraction’ maths challenges.

Phonics & Reading – keep using the link to practise reading RWI Set 1 Speed Sounds - Try to read one or two of the ditties each day. (see document below). You could also practise reading RWI Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds -



Spirals and Snails Artwork

Spirals and Snails Artwork  1

Home Learning 22.6.20


Marvellous Minibeasts – if you have finished the activities on the topic planner, you could choose two more minibeasts to research. Can you add two more pages to your Fact Book? Don’t forget the front cover too!

Maths Challenges – have a go at the ‘counting and ordering’ and ‘halving’ maths challenges.

Phonics & Reading – use the link to practise reading RWI Set 1 Speed Sounds - Then, have a go at reading one or two of the ditties each day. (see document below). You could also practise reading RWI Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds -


Home Learning 15.6.20


Marvellous Minibeasts – there are lots of new activities for you to try over the next two weeks. Have fun!

Maths Challenges – have a go at the ‘doubling’ and ‘more/less’ maths challenges.

Keep Reading! J  

Darrell Wakelam's Cardboard Projects

Darrell Wakelam's Cardboard Projects  1
Darrell Wakelam's Cardboard Projects  2

Letter from Mrs Lidbury 


Tuesday 12th May,
Hello everyone,
How are you? I do hope you and your families are well. Thank you so much for sharing what you have been doing on Tapestry; it really makes me smile.
Home learning is not always easy is it? Some days my two children are happy to do their work but some days it is a little bit more difficult to get going. Don’t worry if that is the same for you.
I hope you like the new learning activities I have created for you to do at home. They can be found on our Class Page, on the school website. Remember, you don’t have to do them all. Choose the ones that interest you the most. There are also some great websites which can help you with your learning. You might have spotted them in the first home learning pack I made for you.
At the moment, this site is free for parents to use. The username is march20’ and the password is home. Click on ‘interactive activities’ and choose Phase 2 to start with then have a look at Phase 3.
If you select the subject maths and the age group early years, there are all sorts of great maths games to play. Have fun!
If you need any help with your learning, please do get in touch with school. I am always at the end of the telephone or an email.
Take care everyone and stay safe.
Very best wishes,
Mrs Lidbury

Mrs Lidbury's Letter to Olive 27th April

Letter and Home Learning from Mrs Lidbury: April

Autumn Term 2

This term we will be starting by joining in with the whole school writing competition! We will be exploring the rainforest and discovering some hidden treasure. The children will each create a map of the rainforest as well as their own story told through pictures which will be entered into the competition.


Following this we will be having a celebration week where we will learn all about Diwali and how it is celebrated. Linked to this we are having an 'Indian Experience Day'. We will be learning all about Bonfire night and how it is celebrated. We will also learn about Bonfire safety and making sure our pets and animals are kept safe too.


As Winter approaches we will explore the changes in our environment and learn about animals who live in the Arctic and Antarctic. We will use the book ‘Lost and found’ throughout our learning. As Christmas time draws near we will be busy practising for the Nativity, learning our songs and where to stand on stage. We will be writing our letters and lists for Father Christmas and making our Christmas crafts for the Christmas Fayre.


Through all of our topics the prime and specific areas of the EYFS curriculum are woven through. Within the first few weeks Mrs Newbury is learning all about the children and making her assessments of where the children are against the Development Matters statements. Learning opportunities are then planned from this and the children’s interests will be reflected within the provision provided.

Autumn Term 1

We have a very exciting term ahead of us in Olive. For the first two weeks we focus on making sure the children are happy and settled in their new learning environment. We learn the rules and routines of school life and focus on developing our independence. Our first topic is ‘All about me’ where we are learning all about ourselves and celebrating our differences. We are learning about our senses and our different body parts; we are also excited to explore movement and balances within PE sessions. As Autumn approaches we will be exploring the changes in our outside environment and learning about different animals and plants. We will be learning about Harvest and reading the story of the Little Red Hen.


We will be exploring our Christian value of 'Friendship' throughout this half term and thinking about the question 'What makes a good friend?'



Olive's First Few Weeks of School

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