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St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
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Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception Children, ages 3-5yrs)
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Sea, Sun and Sandcastles!

Find out about the Coast Guard and how they help people:
Coast Guard

Watch and listen to the story about 'Sammy and the Shipwreck':
Sammy and the Shipwreck

Watch and listen to the story about 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch':
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Practice singing a seaside song! "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!":
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Find out about the seaside and the different things to see and do:
Find out about the seaside

Who's at the Zoo?

Festivals and Celebrations
Learn about what people celebrate around the world with Let's Celebrate on CBBC.

Reading and Writing
  • Stay tuned for our new Storytime – stories read to you by the teachers at school!
  • See Ruth Miskin's video on how to say the sounds/letters your children are learning

  • Practise recognising the sounds with fun iPad game, Letter Lilies
  • The Novel Effects iOS app makes reading with your child even more exciting byadding music and sound effects to your reading using clever voice recognition technology

  • Whip up some playdough and build strong finger muscles for writing with at the Dough Disco!

The best way to improve number knowledge is to practise around the home

  • Counting to 10
  • Counting objects
  • Combining groups of objects (adding)
  • Taking objects away (subtracting)
  • Sharing objects/food around the table (e.g. giving out snack to family – does everyone have the same?)
NRICH has more ideas to support learning key skills in maths.

Watch the Numberblocks   
  • talk to your children about the key concepts, such as counting to 10, recognising numbers and one more or one less.

Toca store app -  a fun game where children can role

Outdoor learning
Children learn their best outside! Take a look at some of these ideas to get outside and support your child in learning about the world around them:

Have a look at these other educational iPad apps:

Beebot programming – can you help the bee reach the flower by giving it instructions?

Doodle buddy – draw on your pictures or on included backgrounds. Can you use your sounds to write labels for the pictures? What different effects can you use? Please send us your creations!

Puppet Pals HD – can you design your own puppets and put on a show? Please send us copies of your performances!

Superhero song

Sing Head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Practise identifying different sounds

Finding initial sounds

Sing 12345 once I caught a fish alive.

Shape patterns

Find lots of cooking ideas here

St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School      Southam Road      Banbury      OX16 2EG
Headteacher: Victoria Woods
Tel/Fax: 01295 263026               Email