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Welcome to Starfish and Lionfish

Week Beginning 13th July 2020



We hope this finds you well and keeping busy. Here is your final week of learning for Starfish and Lionfish, and what a year it's been! It will be a time you will all remember for years to come, in your own unique way. We have added a sheet which is all about your memories from your first year at ABW.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all (and your parents/ carers) for being a fantastic year group, we have loved teaching you all and we will never forget you!



 Hello Everyone!

As you may have heard over the weekend,  J.K. Rowling has written a new children's story and made it available online.

Read the story - The Ickabog by following the link below


Please use this page to find support and resources that may help during school closure. Please look out on Tapestry also for additional updates and messages. Remember to send any photos of work to your teachers using the class email address or Tapestry. We would love to add your amazing learning to our Reception Galleries! You can see the galleries if you scroll down this page.

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Summer Term

Good morning everyone, we hope you have all had a good weekend!
As we are now into the second week of the summer term, we would like to explain that we need the children to complete certain tasks. We have planned some fun writing and maths activities that will be on here each morning and on Tapestry

Also, keep working on the phonics, Miss Muncer has been a real star putting the different fastest finger activities on Tapestry. Please let the children use their knowledge of phonics when writing, this is how we complete writing tasks in school. 

We would also like the children to read each day, We know that they only have a few school reading books but I am looking in to getting some free e-books. Of course, we love seeing the other amazing activities and fun things the children do, so please keep uploading them on Tapestry. 

To summarise; The MUST activities are: A daily maths activity, a daily writing activity and daily reading. We also expect the learning to be put on Tapestry or sent to the class email.
Any other activities we put on Tapestry are suggested activities to help you keep your child occupied.  Thank you so much for your continued support.
The EYFS Team.



Week 1 

Hello all,

It still saddens all of us in Reception that we still can’t be together at this moment but I know you are all staying safe and enjoying the extra time together as families. Parents I have outlined some writing activities that you can do with your children over the next week. It is all based on caterpillars so please keep a close eye on tapestry for more updates. 


Here are the numbers 7-10 and how to represent them. This can be done throughout the coming weeks and recorded in you exercise books. 


Keep practicing your phonics by playing fastest finger, spelling shed and don't forget those tricky words! 

Phase 2 Tricky Words Song

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song

A fun activity to try at home!


Please follow the link below.





Another BIG SURPRISE!!!!!!

VERY, VERY, VERY BIG SURPRISE.......... Look on Tapestry at 6:00 pm

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please remember to look at Tapestry each day and to add any learning or activities your child has done. If you have any problems logging in to Tapestry, please email via the class pages. On Tapestry; as well as activities, we are really lucky to have had Miss Muncer reading a bedtime story over the last week! I will try to do the same next week! All of the EYFS team have access to Tapestry and often put on some wonderful photos. We all love to see what the children are doing and try to comment on every single observation! Keep in touch with us during this uncertain time!

Self-Care-Kit for Children

Please see below for some great ideas!

Some more fantastic home learning!

Something fun to do outside or through a window!

Easter Holiday Work 


Over the Easter holiday there will be no work  to be set. However, we have some fun activities that you could do as a family. We are always an email away if you need us. Make sure you keep safe and enjoy this time together. 


Miss Muncer, Mrs Mills and all of the reception team.

Some great ideas for virtual tours and trips!



Baltimore National Aquarium

Baltimore National Aquariumhas a selection of Live Cams(Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef) and also offers a floor-by-floor, interactiveVirtual Tour.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Watch live cams of their rescued dolphins, Winter, Hope and PJ, as well as an otter, pelican and turtle camera.

Georgia Aquarium

Find live cams forJellyfish, Beluga Whales, Piranhas, California Sea Lions, African Penguins, Southern Sea Otters, theIndo-Pacific Barrier Reef, anunderwater Puffincam and the Ocean Voyagercam.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Be delighted by the antics of their sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of their jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

Art Galleries and Museums

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Six virtual exhibits are available online from this museum named for the "Mother of American modernism."

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

(More suitable for Years 5 and 6, due to the theme)

"Civil Rights Photography" — photos that capture moments of social protest like the Freedom Rides and Rosa Park's arrest.

National Gallery, London

Get a dose of art and culture thanks to the virtual tour on offer from theNational Gallery in London. Tour the rooms and wings and zoom in on the artwork to see some of the highlights.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The works of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jeff Koons, and Franz Marc are just some of the 625 artists whose work are a part of the Guggenheim's Collection Online.

Tate Art Galleries

View and find out about over 70,000 works of art from the various Tate Art Galleries around the UK.

There is also a Tate website dedicated to children where they can explore, make or take part in games and quizzes.

The Louvre

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvrewith this virtual trip. 

Click here fora more general view of the building.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Madrid's must-see art museum has the works of some of the continent's most celebrated artists like Rembrandt and Dali available online.

Van Gogh Museum

At the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, you can get up close and personal with the impressionist painter's most famous work.

Famous Places, Landmarks and Buildings

Angkor Wat

Travel to Angkor Wat in Cambodiathrough 3D simulations of temples and 360o videos.

The Acropolis

Visit the ancient citadel of Athens, Greece: The Acropolis, with a virtual tour offering 360o views and explanations of some of the fascinating history.

Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium

Barcelona’sCamp NouStadium:visit the entrance, the pitch, the boxes, the locker room and more.

Canterbury Cathedral

Get a sneak peek of Canterbury Cathedral's incredible architecture and beautiful artefacts in this extensive tour which offers a floor plan, where you can select the rooms you're interested in for 360o camera views.

Cities and countries by You Visit

Use YouVisitto explore cities and countries from all over the world.

LondonRomeNew YorkIstanbulRio De Janeiro


CyArk are a non-profit organisation who recordand share the most significant cultural heritage sites. Find recordings and virtual tours of famous sites including Mount Rushmore National Memorial,Ancient Corinth in Greece, Brandenburg Gate in Germany, Tower of London in Englandand Rosslyn Chapel in Scotlandto name a few.

Eiffel Tower

Take a virtual tourof the Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris.

Here you can see a 360o panoramic view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

Giant’s Causeway

Explore the rugged landscape around the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Great Wall of China

This Virtual Tour of theGreat Wall of Chinais beautiful and makeshistory come to life.

Airpano provides a virtual journey of the Great Wall of China (as well as many other places around the world) through photos and videos.

Machu Picchu

Take a virtual tour of Peru’s 15th century Incan citadel:Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s fairy tale castle. The fairy tale look of the castle is rumoured to be Walt Disney’s inspiration forthe castle in the Disney classic, Cinderella. It is also the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland.

You can also have a look inside each room of the castle.

New Orleans

Go on a completely immersive and interactive tour of New Orleans. Ride in a streetcar down St. Charles Avenue. Visit Cafe du Monde and Commander's Palaceor take a plantation or swamp tour. Stroll through the Convention Center or some of the major hotels.

Petra in Jordan

Petra in Jordan is an ancient city and World Heritage Site with jaw-dropping architecture and amazing views. Watch these live streams to see the spectacular site.

Palace of Versailles

A virtual tour of thePalace of Versaillesin Franceincludingstories, artwork, rooms and gardens.

Tour the city of Versaille, starting at the palace.

Pyramids of Egypt

Take a virtual tour of the world-famous Pyramids of Egypt. You can even see the Sphinx and inside the Mastaba Tombs.

Roman baths

Take a virtual walk through the iconic Roman baths, in Bath, England. Explore the Great Bath, heated rooms, plunge pools and the terrace. You can even take a virtual tour of some of the museum exhibitions.

Royal Residences Tours

Explore some of the rooms of Buckingham Palace: an iconic building and official residence of The Queen; the Queen's official residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse; or Windsor Castle: a royal home and fortress for over 900 years.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre can be enjoyed with an interactive 360o virtual tour, with photos, videos and audible wonder to guide you.

Son Doong Cave

Explore the world’s largest cave:Son Doong Cave inVietnam.


Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge with 360o views from inside the monument. Select the hotspots to find out more.

Taj Mahal

Stroll along the iconic gardensof the Taj Mahal in India or view some great aerial shots of the monument and the surrounding city of Agra.

Yellowstone National Park

Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more. TourYellowstone National Park

History Museums

Anne Frank’s House

Take a look around and discover the secret annex where Anne Frank hid for more than 2 years during WWII and where she wrote her diary.

Boston Children’s Museum

Walk through the Boston Children’s Museumfor 3 floors of fun,thanks to Google Maps! 

British Museum, London

British Museum London:While there’s no walkthrough experience, the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you're able to see on a virtual tour of the museum.

National Museum of Anthropology

Visit the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico Cityand dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artefacts.

Natural History Museum

At the Natural History Museum in London, find answers to your big nature questions and uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Take a room-by-room tour of select exhibits and areas within the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, including past and current exhibits. This virtual tour also features a handy map, so you can move between floors easily and select the exhibits you specifically want to see.

The Vatican Museums and City

The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and Raphael's Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican's virtual tourof their 7 museums.

Here’s a 360o experience of Vatican Cityitself, including St. Peter’s Square.

Music and Film

Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall

Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall

  • The great conductors and soloists of our time
  • Hundreds of concerts covering six decades
  • Free interviews and concert introductions
  • Exciting documentaries and artist portraits
  • Free Education Programme concerts for the whole family

The Kennedy Center

Watch extraordinary performances, covering a range of music and dance genres, from the Kennedy Center's digital stage.

Children can also create Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems; explore 30 different resource collections on topics such as Africa, Ancient Civilisations, Innovators, Inventors & Explorers, Science, Space and World Arts and Culture; or explore media and interactive tools on over 100 themes from African Drumming to Swing Dance.

Science Centres

Liberty Science Center, New Jersey

Welcome to LSC in the House, the place where home scientists can conduct experiments, explore the world of LSC’s animals, find amazing movies to watch, and get inspired about science and technology without ever leaving the living room.

Science Museum, London

Ignite your curiosity with a virtual walkthrough ofLondon’s Science Museum.You can also search theirentire collection.

Space and Planets

Aurora Borealis

View the Northern Lights, natures most amazing light show, from Churchill Northern Studies Center in Manitoba, Canada. The live camera allows you to scroll backwards to see the previous nights show, each day.


Explore the surface of Marson the Curiosity Rover.

Nine Planets: The Solar System

Take a virtual tourto explore our solar system, the night sky and outer space in real-time.


Take a 360-degree, virtual tour of the NASA Mission Operations Room, home to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Alternatively, why not let your creativity take flight at NASA STEM with engineering activities, online games and even videos to get you moving and training like an astronaut?

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museummaintains the world's largest collection of aviation and space artefacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. Here, you can take a virtual tour of the museum.

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum, Huntsville

See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.

Zoos and Animal Cameras

Atlanta Zoo

Atlanta Zoo have set up a Panda Cam.

They also have a little selection of learning at home resources.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Check in at8p.m. (due to the time zone difference) for a daily Home Safari on the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’sFacebook Live Feed.A different animal will feature each day and the zoo keepers will set a simple follow up activity, too.

Duke Farms

Duke Farmsinstalled a webcam on a tree adjacent to a Bald Eagle nest to provide a live look at the daily lives of the eagles.


Explore have numerous live cams from all around the world, organised into easy to navigate themes and categories.

They also have some free lesson plans and activities linked to their more popular nature cameras.

Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo has 6 Animal Camsincluding giraffes, gorillas, elephants, leafcutter ants, rhinos and chimps. The elephants are often very playful!

Kansas City Zoo

4 animal cams at Kansas City Zoo: king penguin, gentoo penguin, polar bear and Masai giraffe

San Diego Zoo - kids

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! 

This zoo probably has the most live cams available: pandas, baboons, penguins, polar bears, apes, koalas, giraffes, burrowing owls, elephants, tigers and condors.

Wolf Conservation Center

This collection of webcams allow you to enter the private lives of "Ambassador" wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai, and seven elusive packs of critically endangered wolves via unobtrusive cameras in and around den sites.

FarmFood 360

This Canadian site,FarmFood 360,offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. 


Discovery Education Virtual Trips

This website has several virtual trip options covering a range of topics. A few of the topics include Polar Bears and the Tundra, Social Emotional SkillsSTEMand Manufacturing.Each virtual trip comes with a companion guide, too.

Numbers 7 

This week we would like you and your children to represent the value of 7. Please follow instructions on the document and if you need support please see the video on tapestry on number 5.


Fantastic Kindness!!

Home Learning!

More Amazing Learning!

Home Learning

Home learning 
For those who are currently at home, here are some phonics activities you can do to support your child.

Numbers 5 and 6

Today, we would like you and your children to represent the value of 5 and 6. Please follow instructions on the document and if you need support please see the video on tapestry.

'Start The Day With Exercise' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

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Number 4

Today we would like you and your children to represent the value of 4. Please follow instructions on the document and if you need support please see the video on tapestry.

Sentence writing 


Today, we would like you to read this story to your children. Then once read the children can write a sentence about what they think Pip got as a pet. The word document gives examples that the children can use. The children can challenge themselves to whatever level they feel comfortable with. Allow the children to write using their sound mats and get them, or you, to segments the words so they can hear each individual sounds. Once completed the children can draw a picture of the pet.

Number 2 and 3

Today we would like you and your children to represent the value of 2 and 3. Please follow instructions on the document and if you need support please see the video on tapestry.

How to login to recommended websites
This document will help you to login  and guide you around  recommended websites. If you need logins to maths and spelling shed please email your class teacher. 

Phonics and Maths Videos


Here are some links to Geraldine the Giraffe, Number blocks and Jack Hartman number pairs. These videos will help your children recap what they have learnt already in reception. 

Positional Language 
It would be fantastic if you could support your children in developing their positional language. Use the following resources to help you. 

Positional language backing track

Play this alongside the Powerpoint

Supporting parents and carers through disruption

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Other websites and resources 

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV

28 Days of Activities you could try!