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St Matthew's CE Primary School

Faith • Respect • Achievement • Friendship

Working From Home.

This page is for those children who are self isolating at home and need to keep up with what we are doing in the classroom.

I have enclosed the medium term plan for Spring so that you can see what we are covering and have been covering for a number of weeks.

Reading: Please continue to read your reading book or another book daily if you can and record this in your yellow reading record. I have found that 'Hampshire Library Services' offer free ebooks and eAudiobooks which can be downloaded with a 'Hampshire Library Card'. I have downloaded a step by step guide which you will find at the bottom of this page to help you to download them. Please use this if you can as it is an excellent resource.

The maths this week will be related to the cooking of the cup cakes for Mother`s Day. We will be talking about size, weight, pattern, colour, shape and 1 more and 1 less. This can easily be done with other foods eg How many carrots have you got? What colour is your ice-cream? How many is 1 more or 1 less sausage? What shape is your pasta? Mathletics is also a great resource to continue to use.

In Literacy we will be reading many stories and revising the sounds ch and oa and looking at igh as in night and oo as in moon. We will be using Alphblocks to do this and Education City. We will also be writing down the sounds eg ch for chicken and drawing a picture of chickens.

If you can do any planting them that would be great. We will be thinking about how to keep the plants healthy and what they need to grow.

If you need to ask anything then please ring.

J West






This week we were going to look at the Easter story in the Bible.

I have adapted my plan so that you can do very similar things at home. It has a great Easter garden activity and you could photograph any that you make so that we can eventually make a book out of them.

We were also going to do quite alot of drama so if you want to have a go and act out the Easter story then please download it and put it on Tapestry.

We have also been doing a maths investigation from a sight called nrich either weekly or fortnightly. I have put one of the investigations on here which you can adapt slightly and then do at home. The children have already done this one at school so they may remember it and tell you what they did.

I also received a letter from Fenn, our reading dog ,which I have attached for you to read.

Have fun and stay safe. It is very odd being in school without you-and very quiet!!! I miss all our fun and

activities very much.

The NRICH site is

I have added 2 documents that might be of help in explaining the current situation with young children.


I have no wish to over load you in these difficult times but I know that lots of children were doing really well with their phonic skills so I thought I would add some phonics here.

I have given you the Phase 3 sound mat. We would have covered all of these sounds by the end of the Spring term and would be spending the Summer term revising and embedding them.

The great resources that we use and that have the correct pronunciation of the sounds are:

Geraldine the Giraffe-to be found on Youtube. This is a great resource to use at home as Geraldine goes around her home looking for objects with those sounds in them.

Alphablocks-again found on Youtube. They also do a great CVC word video which helps the children to hear rhymes.

Education City has some great games and we are the Foundation Stage.

We also use Phonics Play in school which we have to pay for but they have now said that this is free to all users during this time. The username is march20 and the password is home. We stay within Phase 3 most of the time.

We also sing our tricky words daily and they are again found on Youtube and I type in Phase 2 tricky words and then Phase 3 tricky words.

Reading and Phonics are the best things that you can do in terms of the curriculum so even if it is just 5 minutes a day plus lots of story reading or listening to great stories-CBeebies bedtime story clips are brilliant if you want to listen to someone else reading a story-then that would be wonderful.

Please get in touch with me via the Blog page if you need any help and stay safe and well and I hope that I  see you all very soon.

I have set up an e mail account for this difficult time so that you can contact me. It is

Please use this to let me know how you are or to ask any questions that you would like about your child`s learning. If the children write to me and send their letters  to school then I will write back as soon as possible-this might encourage them in their writing.