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Class Matisse (Reception)

Welcome to Class Matisse!

Year R – 


In Class Matisse you will meet:

Class Teacher: 

Miss Magda

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Hart

Mrs Fosker

Mrs Longley

Miss King

Cover Teacher:

Mrs Clifford (Wednesday)


Our topic this term is: Space Explorers





This Spring Term, our topic is all about space. We will be learning about the moon and the planets in our Solar System. There will be many fun, exciting and engaging activities set out both in the indoor and outdoor environment to support learning in all areas of the Early Years Curriculum framework. These activities will allow all children to explore, discover, experiment, investigate and communicate in different ways. 


Our Space Station Role Play Area:







Our 3D rockets are out of this world!

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The Solar System Song

Moon paper plates

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Children have been exploring and describing what it is like on the moon. Children used different materials and techniques to create the bumpy and rough texture of the moon's surface. 



Thank you all for your support so far. Please remember to check your child’s book bag, as we regularly send home important information.


Please also remember to read with your child 5 times a week and make a record of this in your child’s reading record.

If you have any questions no matter how big or small please don’t hesitate to ask us!

Bertie the Bear

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Bertie the Bear is our class teddy. He will be sent home every Friday with a child that is chosen at random. 

Please feel free to let Bertie join in with your  weekend activities, so that we can share what he has done the following week in class. 

He will come with a class book in which you can stick photographs and write a few sentences about what you did. This is also a good opportunity for your child to draw or write if they wish. 

*Please only contribute to the book, if you are happy for others to view your content.

The Everywhere Bear

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Children will take turns to take the Everywhere Bear home with them and share photographs of them reading with the Bear.

These photographs can be stuck in the book, which comes with the Bear in his suitcase. Children are also welcome to write about the story they have read with the Bear and draw pictures.

Please only contribute to this book, if you are happy for others to view your content. 

Home Learning - Information for Parents 

Tate Gallery activities online

Browse through the activities on the Tate's website. There are lots of creative and sensory activities to do with your children at home. You can share your child's work online!


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Easter Home Learning activities

Begin your child's every day routine with some fitness! 

Yoga videos are very useful throughout the day to help children relax, calm down and focus. 



Joe Wicks - live P.E. lessons

Joe Wicks will be releasing free live P.E. lessons every morning (Monday-Friday) at 9am. You will be able to acess those on his Youtube Channel 'TheBodyCoachTV'. These workouts are specifically designed for children to keep them moving, feeling energised, positive and optimistic!

5-a-day Fitness

Some 5-a-day fitness videos are available on youtube. There is also a free trial that you can sign up for.

Cosmic Kids Yoga - The Gruffalo 🌳🐭🦉🦊🐍🐗

A preview of The Gruffalo - our latest yoga adventure now available on the Cosmic Kids App exclusively! Sign up for 2 weeks free trial and start watching now...

Maths Home Learning

Numbers Songs

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2D Shapes Song

3D Shapes Song

Phonics Home Learning

I have put together a document that explains teaching Phonics in Reception. You will find lots of information about the different Phases we cover in Reception. You will also find some ideas about what you can do at home with your children.

Phase 2 Phonics Resources

Phonics Videos

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Tricky Words Phase 2

Phase 3 Phonics Resources

Mr Thorne's Phonics - Geraldine the Giraffe

Click on his Youtube channel to find videos for other Phase 2 and 3 sounds.

Tricky Words Phase 3

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Phase 3 Jolly Phonics rhymes

Daily Phonics Videos

Every day Phonics with Mr Mc!

Tune in with Mr Mc, who will be uploading a phonics video daily on his channel.

Correct pronunciation of sounds Phase 2-5

Segmenting and Blending

Pronouncing pure sounds - Phase 2 - 5

Blending Phase 2 sounds

Phase 4 Phonics Resources

Phonics Phase 4 Blends and Clusters Pronunciation

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns blends

Phase 4 phonic videos available on Mr.Thorne's Youtube channel.

Star Wars Handwriting practice

Other useful resources

 Home Learning   - You will receive a username and a password for your child to log in to complete any set home learning on the website.