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Badsey First School

Badsey First School


Reception - Class Owl


Welcome Owl Class!


Tuesday 8th September 2020.



Firstly, we would like to say a big well done to all of you. You have all made such a positive start to the school year and it has been wonderful to see you all settling in to your new routine. Parents, well done to you too! We are fully aware that this can be a an emotional time and saying goodbye at the gate can be a tricky. But we would like to thank you all for cooperating with us in order to make that transition so smooth.

We will continue to have lunch together this week and all eat our packed lunches in the hall. Next week you will all be able to choose one of our delicious hot meals if you would like. Alternatively, you can continue to bring a packed lunch to school. A gentle reminder that we ask you only send your child with water in their water bottle. You can give your child juice or squash in their lunch box to enjoy at lunchtime.

Wednesday 16th September 2020




During our settling in time at the start of this Autumn term we have been enjoying singing lots of nursery rhymes. If you download the QR App you can join in with the fun at home. Click here for more information.


Things you can do at home.




If you are absent from school and able to complete some learning at home we have included a few ideas for you. It is important to remember our curriculum in EYFS is play based and we strongly believe that children should learn through experiences. Click on the titles below to access some ideas linked to that area of learning:

EYFS Practical Ideas

Home Learning Collection

Home Learning Maths and Phonics pack

Building and Modelling

Make Believe Play 1

Make Believe Play 2

Art Activities


Exploring and Measuring


Helping at Home


Numbers and shapes

Reading and Listening

Sensory Play


 If you have any questions then please feel free to ask one of the EYFS team and we will be happy to help.


Helpful Website Links to access if you at home.

Education City- can be accessed here or through the Quick-Links side bar.  Your child will need their individual log in to use this website
Topmarks is a great website for maths activities and can be accessed here
Phonics Play has many useful phonics games and can be accessed here
Our favourite counting song can be accessed here

Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.

Great site with some free phonics games

Practise your phonics whilst reading simple comics

Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.

Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning. 

Cbeebies stories and rhymes.

Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.

New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.

Listen to a story together.

Books for reading together with links to understanding of the world (good for natural science).

Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources

Good for spelling high frequency and tricky words!

Lots of maths and literacy games

Many games and songs including those relating to festivals.

Many delightful games. Spend some time exploring!

Games of varying quality to support different areas of learning.

The Little animals’ activity centre - plenty of good quality activities to support learning

The Little animals’ activity centre – stories

Various educational games, videos and craft ideas

British Council “Learn English” – songs and stories,index

Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC. Supports communication, language and literacy, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy as well as other areas of learning.

Problem solving reasoning and numeracy

Visit the world with Barnaby Bear!