Welcome to Capel's reception class page. We are known as Edison Class as we are full of inventors who love to explore and investigate the world around us.
It's so exciting to start school life together in Edison. Our school community welcomes you into the classroom every morning so that you can be actively involved in your child's learning journey. We are passionate about working together to create life-long learners. They are enabled to develop skills to make progress through play-based learning and activities whilst supported by the Early Years team. We support every child through offering stimulating and creative opportunities that inspire them to what to learn more.
Starting school - I am often asked about some ideas before they start school. This link is a great way to explore speech and language from birth to five years old. These skills are essential in their development.
Proposed dates for 2020 intake - 9th June Parents EYFS Induction evening, 19th June & 3rd July Stay and plays for children, 13th July a family afternoon with children, parents and staff.


Dear parents/carers who are using this page along with Tapestry to help support your children, below are some ideas that can be accessed daily to help during these times. 

I will post challenges and regular ideas here and on tapestry where I can see your uploads too, but please do not feel you have to do these in these more challenging times. Enjoy being together. Stay safe and take care.

Best wishes, Mrs WW

PE fitness  - with Joe Wicks  or Jump Start Jonny

Twinkl for resources with the free password of UKtwinklhelps

Phonics games on  with the username march20 and password  - home.

maths games   

maths and literacy games -

RWI phonics daily lessons  - 

Message from Father Christmas 

Story to help explain the current situation is on Miss Mills, Year 1's page or 

TAPESTRY - Mrs WW story time with George the dragon

Some of your wonderful home learning...

Current learning ideas

***There has been  few problems with this class page and past learning challenges are not here now, however they are all available on tapestry. If you wish to look back on them for ideas, please type 'Edison' in the search box and all will show up. Any problems, please do message me Mrs WW*

Tuesday 31st March - Jump Start Jonny, Numbers, Phonics and Jar challenge.

Yesterday’s phonics challenge was quite meaty and can be adapted with all the words that were sent home so please choose some of the other green words or swap for some red words. These are sometimes called tricky, but I think it can make children think they are too hard to do, so I stick with ‘red’. The RWI videos carry on for another week too.

Jar challenge  - Each time you or your family think of something they would like to do whilst we are doing extra home time, write it down for them or yourself and pop it in a jar or pot over the Easter holidays. These could be a list of possible to-dos in the summer.
Jar #2 could hold acts of kindness that your parents notice you do. I would love to hear about any of these.

How did the number ordering go?  Can you create a pattern with the numbers, if some one hides some do you know what is missing?

Something we shout in Edison should be done now in your homes , “WELL DONE US”. Thank you for all your messages and for doing such a great job. I will not be uploading any challenges over the Easter break to give you time to catch up, have a break from or share what has already been posted. 

I wish you a safe and healthy Easter break.

Kind regards

Mrs WW x

p.s Look on tapestry for another story time that may bring some memories back to the children.


Monday 30th March - Jump start Jonny, Phonics RWI and game challenge

Hello everyone,

I hope you have all had a good weekend. I have a phonics challenge today. 

Phonics game challenge - I have put cvc (consonant, vowel, consonant, e.g. dog) and CVCC turn taking games in the folder below. Many of your children have played versions of these in school. You can also make your own, by making several columns of the green words sent home a week ago and putting a number at the top of the column for the dice to match. You roll the die and if it says four, go to column four and read a word, cover it with an object. You keep going until a column is complete or the whole board. If a word has been read, just go onto the next one. 

P.S. worth looking at the CVCC turn taking game and then reading this again. 

It has been lovely seeing all your uploads and messages on tapestry. Thank you for all your hard work and making me smile. 

Love Mrs. WW

A message from Ruth Miskin Training: RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March We’re scheduling free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the NEXT TWO WEEKS. Films will only be available at the times below: Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm Note: films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times. 

Daily PE fun fitness

You can access free regular PE 9-9.30 with this link. it is aimed at primary aged children and worth a look. 

Jump start Jonny is now offering free youtube PE session from 9-9.30am too from Tuesday 24th March. The children love doing these and there are chill outs as well as energisers! 

best wishes,

Mrs WW

 P.S I called being at home ‘pretend school’ as many seemed anxious to be missing learning at school. Please do not worry as all children are in the same situation as between us we will sort things out in the future. They will have different opportunities with you that will have equal and in many ways greater value. Keep smiling.

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Science Week - so what can we change?

Edison have been looking at reversible and irreversible change. They worked out what reverse meant by turning their jumpers inside out and back again, therefore understanding that it meant we can change them back to what they were. Edison noticed that they could not change the bread dough made back into flour and running water or the toast back into bread. Edison also noticed that it was heat and air that seemed to change things. They spotted a reversible change when they played with paint ice lollies, although this was a lot harder once they had mixed the colours. It was much clearer when Mrs Walton-Wallace was fussy about having ice or water so they had to keep reversing what they made her!

We discovered a beanstalk and a castle in our classroom... we set about writing 'I wonder' statements and learning how to write a question to leave on the stalk. We have also read the story we found at the foot of the beanstalk that goes through our ceiling. We have made a story map of Jack and the beanstalk and sequenced and predicted the story too.  Next we rewrote the story with our own ideas.  We have been counting, adding and subtracting numbers of beans and ordering magic beans as well as making free standing beanstalks. The castle has allowed us to look at 3D shapes and write invitations to a grand ball.

The beanstalks needed measuring and ordering so we worked out a way to do this and then ordered by height and checked if the numbers we recorded made sense with this.

Billy Goats Gruff 

We have been solving problems. We needed to help the Billy Goats gruff build bridges across real water with a hammer, wood and nails, as well as design them on paper and with lego. We also had to get the goats across the numicon number bond bridge and find the troll with our WANTED posters offering a description of the troll and his crimes. We are trying to trick Mrs Farr into thinking there is a real troll prowling around Capel.

Xin nian kuai le/ Gong Hei Fat Choy...Happy New Year

Edison have been celebrating Chinese New Year with Chinese tea parties, a noodle investigation, Chinese numbers, dragon, ribbon and fan dancing, facts files, traditional tales, decorations, building the Great Wall of China and dragon puppets with shape sequencing. 

A real dog visits Capel Vets

.Flossie came to visit today. We learned about her care. This included; brushing her teeth and hair, going to the groomers, feeding, training (to sit, stay, high five, lay down, wait for a treat), car safety, exercise and mental health through playing and activities. We also pretended she was poorly and took her to the vets as we listed this in the responsibilities of owning a dog. Lastly we discussed similarities and differences between us and dogs, e.g our feet, teeth, habits, interests
Great owner ship skills and kindness shown all day!

Guinea pigs arrive at Capel Vets

We had guinea pigs visit today . We learned that they live until they are about 7 years old and eat hay, straw, carrots, dried food and spinach. they love to hide and use newspaper to soak up their wee and poo. they also eat their poo because they reuse the nutrients.They can live outside or inside but must not keep going between the two places.We saw their nails being clipped and filed and you must not cut near the pink bit as it would bleed. These ones came from an animal sanctuary called Raystede. These ones came from an animal sanctuary called Raystede and were a teddy breed called Bow and Yoyo.Tom asked how much they cost and knew that spinach was good for them and walking helped keep their claws down.

The three little pigs need our help...

The wolf wanted us to help him catch the pigs but we decided to write lists of building materials needed for the pigs so we could help them instead.  We then thought we ought to build the houses for them and luckily the stormy weather put them to the test for being waterproof and stable.  We also decided to write to the wolf and offer some ideas about how to be kind and what he could do instead of eating the pigs for his dinner.

Brick house

Stick house

Straw house.

Three little pig maths ...

We have been adding together and finding the number for the three little pigs. We played it like a board game and were really good at following instructions, taking turns and listening to each other as well as recognising our numbers, counting and adding.

Christmas Production

Starring as the sheep...

An elf visit...

Rainbow the Christmas Elf visited to tell us all the lovely things Father Christmas knew about us. We received a book for our kindenss. later we wrote to her to tell her about our cheeky elf.

An Autumn walk 

Perfect for thinking and writing great descriptive words!

Capel Remembers 

Diwali lit up our classroom this week.

EYFS celebrated Diwali. We looked at the story of Rama and Sita and how it relates to Diwali. We built temples, designed and made rangoli patterns, looked at differences in clothing worn at celebrations and in different countries that celebrate Diwali. We made our own healthy Diwali dip and chopped up our own fruit to have with it at snack time. We compared different styles of dance and made up our own firework dance. This led us to look at firework safety too.‚Äč 

Year 6 came to share a book...

Look at our new playground and how it inspired us!

We are exploring and learning...

We have started school!