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Home Learning

Hello everyone. Thank you for coming to our home learning page, we hope to update this page regularly with suggested learning ideas, links and videos to support you at home. Don't forget that Mr Hughes will be trying to put a new piece of information every day on the twitter page.


Good morning everyone. Did anyone go to their front door and clap for the NHS last night? If you did I hope you felt very proud of all the workers who are looking after the ill while we are staying at home.

Today Mrs Lamb has set you some challenges. 

  1.  Write some labels for things around the house - use your phonics to segment the sounds in the words e.g. "c-u-b-d = cupboard", "t-ai-b-u-ll = table"
  2. Have you made a rainbow to stick in your front window yet? Draw, paint, colour, stick a rainbow so that you can display it in your front window and put some positive words alongside it e.g. happy, safe etc.
  3. This job will help your grownups, help write the shopping list. Mrs Lamb keeps forgetting things when she visits the shops and is starting her own shopping list so that she remembers to buy everything she needs. Remember to use you phonics to segment the sounds e.g "m-i-l-k, s-a-l-u-d, b-ee-n-s"

Don't forget to keep reading your school books and other books on your book shelf. Mr Hughes will be live at 6:30 on the @RBPSF2 twitter page with another bedtime story. Enjoy going outside in the garden if you can; try to spot some different birds and research what they are called, plant some seeds or plants and do a bit of digging (if you're allowed to).

Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and see you all soon.


Hello everyone, we hope you are well and enjoying this lovely weather. Mrs Jones has set you a challenge for today, she would like you to set up your own toyshop using your own toys. Can you write labels for each object in your shop and put a price on it too. She thought you could make your own money too so that you can pay for things in the shop. When it is all set up, have a go at being the shopkeeper and let your grownups buy something and you can also swap roles.

You can also watch Mr Hughes read a bedtime story at 6:30 tonight. You can vote for which story you would like him to read, just follow this link:

Keep checking on here regularly for updates and challenges at home and if you can look at our twitter page @RBPSF2 for daily videos. Stay safe everyone.


Hello everyone. If you haven't seen the daily video on our twitter page, here are the challenges for today set by Mrs Lamb.

  1. Play I spy in your house and garden.
  2. Who has the biggest hands and feet in your house?
    1. Draw a picture of them and label who they belong to
    2. Sort pairs of shoes for everyone in your house from biggest to smallest
  3. Go on a number hunt around your house. Can you read different numbers on things you find? How many different numbers can you find?
  4. Use a clock in your house to read the different numbers, what is the biggest/smallest number? What number comes after the biggest number?
  5. Write a letter to the Easter bunny or make an Easter card.

We hope you are enjoying some of the different challenges we have set so far. Don't forget to keep reading your reading books we have sent home and share books from your book shelf. Mr Hughes will be reading a bed time story at 6:30pm tonight, but you can also share your own bedtime story at home too. Stay safe everyone.


Hello everyone. We hope you are all well. There are lots of ideas for you to be doing at home from last week and you can see them all below. Mr Hughes posted a video this morning with some additional ideas to do and he will be posting more videos too. You can watch the video here: 


Today the children in class were very keen to learn how to make their own playdough for when they are at home. We told them we would share our recipe so that they can create their own unique recipe by adding additional ingredients (peppermint, glitter, food colouring, spices etc). This would be a lovely activity to do together before children can make their own sculptures and learning about following instructions.



  • 1/2 a cup of salt
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (vegetable, sunflower etc)
  • 1 cup of boiled water 


  1.  Add all dry ingredients in bowl
  2.  Mix together vigorously with the hot water - it not look like it is working but keep going and it will bind together.


Let it stand before rolling it out and modelling. Don't forget to keep it in a sealed bag to keep it fresh. Tweet us pictures of your models to @RBPSF2


Guide to Keywords

Guide to Keywords 1
Guide to Keywords 2


We sent this information sheet out earlier in the year, but thought it would be useful to resend it as it has some ideas to help at home. We have also put an update at the end.

Don't forget to continue reading with and to your child. Children love to hear stories again and again and this helps develop confidence in reading and to build a love for reading. If you are able to you can visit the library to change books, every child received a book at Christmas from Father Christmas and they also had a book from the Book Trust. Try to find copies of books that you loved as a child and share these with them when you can both relax together.

Letter and Number Formation

Letter and Number Formation  1
Letter and Number Formation  2


Here are images of or letters and numbers showing how we have been trying to learn how to form them when writing. Some are more tricky than others! There is a useful starting dot and children should know the direction to continue to complete the letter or number.

Don't write over the letters and numbers on one sheet, use it as a guide to remind you. Practise them in the books we sent home, on pics of paper or in notebooks and use different things to write with: pencils, crayons, pens, felt tips etc. Have a go at written over the letters a few times with different colour pencil crayons to make rainbow writing. You might also like to try doing letters and numbers in other ways;

  • writing them in bean juice on your dinner plate
  • sprinkle flour on a plate and write in that
  • letters and numbers on the times at bath times
  • bathtime crayons
  • chalk letters and numbers on the patio
  • paint brushes dipped in water on the outside wall and patio
  • sprinkle compost in a tray and for letters and numbers
  • use paints and write letters and numbers with your fingers


Keywords 1


Here are all 9 sets of our rainbow keywords (plus 3 bonus white words). Children have been progressing well through their words since the start of the year, and we know they enjoy playing games with them to learn them at home. Please only move onto the next set when they feel confident reading their current colour, as practising too many new words at once can be a little daunting and decrease their confidence. Don't forget to have a go at writing the words either in the books we sent home, on blank pieces of paper or in a notebook. Practise copy writing them at first, but then when they are more confident have a go at writing the words from memory. Children can also try inventing and writing their own sentences using all the keywords they know as well as using their phonics to segment other words.