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Brockenhurst C of E Primary School
& Pre-School

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Year R

Home learning - Wednesday 6th January

Dear Parents  

What a strange time this is for us all - for some of us, a sense of deja vu as we start home learning again, but for some of you this is your first time. Please be reassured that we are still here to support you and your child every step of the way and will endeavour to do all we can to help with any problems that arise.

Everyday I will post a blog here for the day's learning. There will be an activity sheet with ideas for the day and also any worksheets that support the day's learning. We know that not everyone has a printer available, so usually the activity can be easily completed on paper instead. Our learning was to be focussed on winter and the polar regions, so some of the activities will relate to this. 

We would love to see what the children are doing at home and so would love you to take photos of the children and upload them to Tapestry. We can then send a message back to your child. Some activities will prompt you to add to Tapestry. We can also use Tapestry to set activities for the children. If you need any support using Tapestry, please ask.

Home learning for the children in Year R looks very different to the learning expectations for the older children. At school, the children would only participate in 2 or 3 guided adult sessions during the day, interspersed with lots of play. I would advise you to replicate this at home - do an activity, then let them play before having a go at the next task!

I am going to try to deliver a daily  phonics session via zoom. It will be at 9.30 am. This will enable  the children to have daily contact with me and for me to teach them directly. I will email the zoom invitation to you all separately. If this goes well over the next few days I will then add a live Maths session to our day. (If it doesn't go well - I will think again!) It is not compulsory for the children to take part in a zoom lesson - zoom is not for everyone - but it would be lovely to see as many of them as I can.

If you have any questions or problems please don't hesitate to get in touch, via email:

I will try to get back to you as quickly as I can, but please remember I am still in class with teaching responsibilities.

We will miss all the children so much, it was very odd in school today without so many of them and very quiet!

Best wishes to you all,