Useful Links

Useful Links

Badsey First School

Badsey First School


Reception - Class Owl

Summer Term 2022

 Welcome to the Reception Class Owl web page!


Welcome back to the Reception Class Web Page.  We are very much looking forward to making the Summer Term another hugely successful one, working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure your child enjoys lots of successes over the coming weeks.

 Take a look at the curriculum areas, phonic videos and information about our time in school. If you are unable to find what you are looking for then feel free to chat to us.

Check out our photo galleries. We will update these regularly with things we have been up to in class. We hope you enjoy looking at these with your children and talking about the things they have been learning.  

Please see our Summer term 2022 Curriculum Letter here updated April 2022

Thank you for sending PE kits in to school. If any remaining ones could be sent in ASAP.



Phonic Videos

Listen to Mrs Williams and Mrs Elsdon in the short Powerpoint presentations. They will help guide you through how to say the letter sounds, discuss sound buttons and will give you examples of segmenting and blending.

SATPIN- Click here

MDGOCK- Click here

EURHBFL- Click here

VWXYZ-Click here


Please find Phase 3 here . Make sure you click on the sound button in the bottom left for an audio throughout.




It is really important that you read every day. Not only does it "make you brainy" but it helps revisit and recap the phonic sounds so that your child can build upon these. The children now need the opportunity to segment and blend CVC words in preparation for Phase 3 sounds. It is also important that your child practises formation and the "Fantastic Phonics" book can be used as a reference for this. It will really help their fluency and pace of writing now we are beginning to learn about digraphs (two letters that make one sound) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound).


If there are any questions then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We appreciate an honest and open communication and we we always be happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Badsey First School. Kind regards, Mrs Williams, Mrs Elsdon and Mrs Appleyard (The EYFS Team).


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!