Rossington St Michael's C of E Primary School, Sheepbridge Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0EZ

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Rossington St Michael’s C of E Primary School

Learning to be the best that we can be with the love of God



Happy Thursday to everybody!  Have you noticed that all the rain has made the plants look really green and happy? I am missing

the sunshine a bit though, are you? Fingers crossed it will come back very soon.

At school we talk a lot about about practising so that we get better at things don't we?  I love this story about a little girl who

loves to practise - even though her mum and dad are sometimes not so sure.  Lion Practice


Mrs Stockdale and Mrs Ludbrook will keep putting new learning ideas on here everyday during the week,

so pop back and check each day. We will put daily learning challenges for Maths and Literacy in

the boxes below, and any previous learning from the week can be accessed in the file lists.


 There is also a list of links for other areas of learning further down this page.

Please be certain that we do miss you all and we think about you all the time.  We know that you are working really hard to support your child's learning at home, either by following the work on this page or by creating you own learning resources.  Thank you for everything you are doing. We really do not know however when we will see you all again.  For this reason we thought it might help you if we produced a simple document that sets out all the things that your child needs to be able to do by the end of the Reception year so that they are ready to be really successful when they go into Year 1. You will see that you are probably doing most of these things already with your child so, hopefully, this document will give you ideas for any tweaks you want to make but mostly reassure you that you are doing a great job.  We will leave the document here for you so that you can keep looking back at it if you do not want to download it.  

Getting ready for Year 1

Daily Maths Challenges

Thursday 4th June 2020

Good morning! Today we are going to look at how to write simple number sentences, all by ourselves (just like Mr Wolf!).

To do this we are going to need to be good at writing our numbers so let’s practise with Jack! Make sure you have room to do the chicken dance and draw numbers in the air!

Great work, now we are also going to need some symbols to make our number sentences to make sense. Today, we are going to write “addition” number sentences – that means we will be adding two numbers together to make a larger number. This is how we can do it:

So, the symbols that we need today are + and =

The + symbol goes in between the two numbers we want to join together.  The = symbol goes just before the answer.

So, 4 and 3 makes 7 is easier and quicker to write as 4 + 3 = 7

Try writing the number sentence to match the two groups of objects that we need to add together on the page below. You can find the answer by joining both groups together and counting them.

The Numberblocks are amazing at number sentences too – see if you can spot any in this episode.

Goodbye for now xxx


 Thursday 4th June 2020 worksheet written addition.pdfDownload
 Thursday 4th June 2020 written addition.pdfDownload
 Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Numberline subtraction.pdfDownload
 Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Subtraction to 10.pdfDownload
 Tuesday 2nd June 2020 Subtraction to 20.pdfDownload
 Wednesday 3rd June 2020 Comparing quantities PPT.ppsxDownload
 Wednesday 3rd June 2020 comparing quantities sheet.pdfDownload
 Wednesday 3rd June 2020 Overview.pdfDownload
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Daily Literacy Challenges

Thursday 4th June

I love reading and I love finding great books to read - I hope you do too.

Today I have a fantastic story for you.  It is The Snail and the Whale - written by Julia Donaldson who is one of our favourite authors.

I really hope you enjoy it.  Here it is The snail and the whale book

Listening to the story made me think about all the creatures that live in the sea.  So now I would like you to do some amazing writing for me about sea creatures.  There is a picture to give you some ideas.  You can print the picture if you would like to or you can just write your fantastic sentences on you own paper.  Remember superstar writers, these are the things you need to think about:

Say your sentence out loud a few times so you know what you are going to write.

Use a capital letter at the beginning of your sentence and for any names.

Remember finger spaces.

Use Fred Fingers to help with your spellings.

Use a full stop at the end of your sentence.

Read your sentence again to check that it makes sense.

AND try really hard to spell those tricky words that you have been practising. 


Remember to put your amazing writing on your Dojo portfolio - we would love to see it.


When you have finished your writing you might want to relax and watch this lovely animated film version of the Snail and the Whale

The snail and the whale animated film


I am leaving the rest of the activities on here for you. Here are the online  comics

Please keep practising your tricky words - try to do some every day then you will be amazing at them.

Here are the songs to practise the words you already know Phase 2 Tricky Words     Phase 3 Tricky Words

Here are the new words to learn this week  Phase 4 tricky words


 Comprehension Tuesday.pdfDownload
 Monday 1st June.pdfDownload
 phase 4 tricky words.pdfDownload
 Wednesday 3rd June.pdfDownload
 Yes no game Monday 1st June.pdfDownload
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Here are some challenges for you to do every week:

Phonics (Try to do this every day if you can) - watch with your grown-up so they know how to help you with your phonics.

Read Write Inc. is a scheme that is already familiar to all our children and is something that we use throughout school.

The link attached will direct you to their YouTube channel. On the channel, they are doing LIVE LESSONS and story times at throughout the day, please see the image below for the updated timetable.

These lessons are live and will not be available to re-watch. Set 1 and Set 2 are the ones we have covered in school already, and these are the ones we want to consolidate this year, however your child's teacher will tell you if they feel they are ready to begin learning the Set 3 sounds.

 Click here to ACCESS


Maths - try to watch an episode of Numberblocks every day and talk about what happened with your grown-up.

There may be some specific episodes that we will ask you to watch as they link with our learning, see the Maths daily challenge above.

 Cbeebies Numberblocks

More new maths games have been added on Active Learn:

School code: MXS3


Coconut ordering numbers

Comparing quantities game


Physical Development

You could teach your family the Chicken Dance that we love to do in the classroom!

If you have some play-dough, check out the Spread the Happiness Dough Disco videos - we love to do this at school and it helps with your writing!! 

Playing in your garden is great for developing your muscles, you might have a trampoline or a ball to play with and have some fun!

 Have a go at Andy's Wild Workouts: Andy's Wild Workouts which are great fun to do!

Or if you fancy a dance, have a go at some of these super Disney dance along videos from ThisGirlCan: Thisgirlcan Disney Workouts

 Look for "PE with Joe" at 9am every week day


Creative Arts

We would love to see some of your creations that you have made at home - send them in through your ClassDojo portfolio and we will create a gallery on this page for you to see! Here are some ideas that we would love to see:

  • Paintings
  • Baking or cooking
  • Dough models
  • Pictures made on your iPad/tablet/device
  • Sticking pictures
  • Sculptures
  • Nature art
  • Anything else that you have made!


Useful links and information for online resources - we will keep updating this gradually


Maths games all about odd and even numbers

Parents: for the coconut game, set the range to either odd or even numbers, up to 20.

Coconut Odd or Even Game  


Tricky Words Songs

We find these great for helping the children to learn tricky words: 

Phase 2 Tricky Words

Phase 3 Tricky Words


Oxford Owl

Sign up here for free eBooks and other literacy resources: Oxford Owl


Draw with Rob

Author and illustrator Rob Biddulph will be posting a brand new #DrawWithRob video for you and your kids every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.

They will all be available permanently as a free resource right here:



Currently offering a free package for parents and educators. There are loads of resources for all year groups.



Great online learning games.


Phonics Play

All games are freely available for a limited period, and work on various levels of phonics.



We use Numberblocks within school to aid with the children’s number knowledge, episodes are available on BBC iPlayer and on YouTube



Great for supporting children learning to blend sounds into words



Great for supporting maths learning


CBeebies iPlayer

We use several programmes which are nicely educational:

We really love:

Maddie’s Do You Know?



Down on the Farm

Andy’s various animal programmes (all good)



We will keep adding new maths games onto your child’s account

School code: MXS3

User details have been given out again this week.


 Reception Classes Basic Timetable.pdfDownload
 RWI parents booklet.pdfDownload
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