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Learning at Home


Please find below the daily English, Maths and Phonics activities. If you have any questions please ask us via Class Dojo. We have taken down most of the activities from previous weeks to make more space on the page. If you would like any of the resources, please ask. 


Take care and stay safe!



Friday 22nd May 2020:

What the Ladybird Heard.mp4

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For today's English task please see the PDF below.

Previous Learning



Friday 22nd May 2020:


This week in Maths we are learning about the numbers to 20. Each day there will be two parts to the work set. One will involve counting in order to 20 (either rote counting or counting objects) and the other will involve looking at number lines to 20, including what order, and where the numbers come on the number line.



  1. Game: Don’t say 20 – A game for 2 players. On their turn, the players choose to continue to count with 1, 2 or 3 numbers. The next player continues the count. For example - If the first player counts 1, 2, the second player could count 3; or 3,4; or 3, 4, 5. The aim is to avoid saying 20. Two 10 frames (see PDF below) and 20 counters could be used to build the numbers as you count 
  2. Write out the numbers 0-20 on some paper or card (or print the number cards attached in the PDF below), cut them up and then ask a grown up to mix the numbers up – don’t peek! Then, see how quickly you can put them into the correct order. You could ask someone to time you and then see if you can get faster when you try again.


Too tricky?

  1. Game: Don’t say 10 – Play the game as described in number 1 above but only go up to 10, using only one 10 frame. 
  2. Complete the activity as described in number 2 above but only work with numbers up to just above 10 (no bigger than 15).  


Need an extra challenge?

  1. Game: Don’t say 20 – Play the game as described in number 1 above.
  2. Complete the activity as described in number 2 above. How quickly can you put the numbers in order from 20 to 1 instead? Ask your grown up to take away a few of the numbers before you put them in order. How quickly can you work out which numbers are missing?

Previous Learning



Friday 22nd May 2020:


This week, please continue to practise the sounds and tricky/high frequency words with your child in a way that they enjoy and in a way that works for them. We are aware that every child enjoys different ways of learning their sounds and now that we have shown you a few ways of doing this over the last few weeks, feel free to pick and choose how to do it.


As well as the links to Geraldine the Giraffe and the Tricky Word Songs, there is also a new link to a website called The Wandle English Hub. This is a great website with YouTube videos of lessons that you can use to top up on sounds we have learnt already or to practise blending skills. To practise sounds, please click on the 'Reception' tab and select the video of your choice. To practise blending, please click on the 'Learning to Blend' tab and click on the video of your choice.

Today’s activity

Please see the PDF below for today's activity.

Too tricky?

Please see the two activities below and pick which activity is best suited to your child.

Need an extra challenge?

Play 'Sentence Substitution' on Phonics Play (you do not need to login to play this game). Click on 'Start' and choose a sentence to change. Can you make a new sentence by changing the words? Is it a sensible or silly sentence? Which adjacent consonants can you spot that we have learnt so far? Try changing 3 different sentences.

Previous Learning:

Monday Phonics Activity and Challenge.mp4

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Monday Phonics Too Tricky.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics Activity.MP4

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Tuesday Phonics Too Tricky.MP4

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Thursday Phonics Activity and Challenge.MP4

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Thursday Phonics Too Tricky.MP4

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Vowel and Consonant Videos


Please see the videos below to help support your child with learning the vowels and consonants.

Whole School Family Projects


Children can do these activities on their own or with their siblings. We would like to display this work in school so please ensure your work is labelled with your name and class.



Phonics Cards


We have uploaded the phonics cards that we use in reception below. If your child has been working hard on their phonics cards and is confident with all of the words and sounds on the cards they have, please move them onto the next card. The cards have been uploaded in order so please follow the order below. When practising the words/sounds, make sure that you do them in a random order so that your child does not memorise where they are on the card rather than the word itself. Please make sure that you do not move them onto the next one until they are confident. 


When we get back to school, we will reassess which phonics card they should be on and will change their book band depending on their confidence with the phonics cards and their application of the sounds and words they have learnt when reading books. 

Further Phonics

Parent and Carers Guide to Pronouncing Phase 3 Phonemes

Letters and Sounds for home and school guide for pronouncing phonemes. Watch to find out how to pronounce the sounds we use in the lesson videos. New Phonics...

Phonics Phase 5 Sounds Pronunciation

We hope this video helps you with the pronunciation of phase 5 sounds

Children's Health Project


The Children's Health Project has published a timetable of activities to complete throughout the week. We will update this weekly.


Chelmsford School Sport Partnership (CSSP)


Here is a letter from Sara Robson and Chris Huartson who are the Games Organisers for the CSSP.

Please find below a link to the parent zone of the CSSP as well as some of the information and activities that can be found there.

Useful Websites:

Other Activity Ideas

These are just some ideas if you need them. 

Our Class Rules

Curriculum Letters

Here you will find the curriculum letters. These will provide you with a more detailed overview of each half term, including; ideas about how you can help your child at home useful information you may need to know as well as an overview of the key areas of learning.



Fundamental British Values

At Baddow Hall Infant School we recognise our role in promoting fundamental British values.



In Foundation Stage examples of this are:


Voting for class rules, making decisions as a group and expressing personal choices.


Understanding the need for rules and laws and the consequences attached to breaking them. School and class rules. Rules for clubs and games.


 Highlighting the right of freedom of speech and choice of activity within the rules set out above.


Understanding that we are all different and have different opinions and interests and that these differences need to be respected.  Expressing our opinions, needs and interests appropriately and with consideration of others'.


These values are modeled by all staff and are reinforced throughout the curriculum, in assemblies and at all times throughout the school day.