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Welcome to Saplings smiley

Please have a look to see what we will be learning about and how you can support at home. We will also display photos of some of the lovely things we have been doing at school! If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.


Kind Regards

Mrs Gibson and Mrs Edwards

Saplings Class Teachers 



Saplings enjoying the adventure playground

An Easter treasure hunt- finding stones that the Year 6 children had painted for Reception.

Please click on the links below to find story time videos from Mrs Gibson and Mrs Edwards. We hope you enjoy them smiley.

Superworm by Mrs Gibson 


What the ladybird heard by Mrs Edwards


Mad about minibeasts by Mrs Gibson 


How to hide a lion from Grandma by Mrs Edwards 


Zoom Rocket Zoom by Mrs Gibson


How to catch a star by Mrs Edwards


Here are some other stories from

Mrs Gibson and Mrs Edwards

Topics for the Year 2020-2021


Autumn 1 - Farming and Harvest

Autumn 2 - Winter Wonderland

Spring 1 - Space

Spring 2 - Minibeasts

Summer 1 - Animals

Summer 2 - Pirates and the Seaside


The topics will be an over arching theme for each half term,

linking in across all areas of the curriculum.


Homelearning - website access


Something to support letter sounds and phonics, lots of games here to help with learning.

Free home Access for phonics play is:

Username: Jan21 

Password: home

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How you can support your child at home: 

Reading at home

Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.

School Reading Books are sent home on a Monday. They need to be returned back to school on a Friday. Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child so we know that they require a new book.

Please see for more electronic books.


Please see attached list of high frequency words below. The children will be learning to read and write these words. We will start with the Phase 2 word bank and then progress onto Phase 3 and Phase 4.

Some phonics website with free games to have a look at are: and

Number facts

In Reception children are expected to know the following:

Counting up to 20

Ordering numbers up to 20

Doubling numbers up from 1+1=2 up until 9+9=18

Halving and sharing amounts

Here are some suggested websites to help you practise…


This term our topic is Animals.

If you would like you could find out about different animals.

Can you find out about animals and their babies?

Can you find out where different foods come from?



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