Dear Parents/Carers

I am looking forward to hearing your children's news and uploads and offering further support and challenges on Tapestry and the website. The ideas below can be accessed daily to help during these times.  Please enjoy these  challenges and whatever you can do. These are just guidance that may support your time at home together.

During this time if you need to contact me, please feel free to contact me via Tapestry or at an altered email of 

Enjoy being together. Stay safe and take care.

Best wishes, Mrs WW xx

Scroll down for; latest learning photos, current challenges, previous few day's challenges, lots of useful links, folders with resources in to support the challenge ideas and previous week's photographs ENJOY!

Some of your most recent wonderful home learning during the last week...

( scroll down to see past  learning  photographs)

Latest Learning Ideas and Challenges :)

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July

Dear Parents/Carers,

As we approach the last 2 days of Reception may I say what an honour it has been to teach your children. It has been a pleasure to be involved in the start of their school learning journey and to work with you during what has been a rather unusual year.

For the last few days I have posted on tapestry some activities with videos that involve maths and science to go along with the phonics from previous weeks.

These include bubble snakes, magic torches and making a number game with dice.

Have a wonderful Summer and best wishes for the future to you and your families.

Kind reagrds

Mrs WW x



Week commencing 13th July 2020

Dear All,
I am posting the whole weeks learning as I have found items that you may wish to do in different orders around what suits you.
Please feel free to contact me as your child takes on different tasks and use lots of talk to help with any writing they may do.
It was so lovely to see so many of you at the picnic and to all be together once again.
Best wishes,
Mrs WW

Phonics RWI All lessons will be available at 9.30 am. Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart. Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling. New daily films: Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently. Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading .Many children are able to read these in Reception. Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading . Read and Hold a Sentence 1 (from 15th June): reading and writing practice for children reading . (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.) Read and Hold a Sentence 2 (from 15th June): reading and writing practice for children reading. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)

Story time - This week's learning is based around 'The dinosaur who pooped a planet/the past'.
Here are two links for the stories.

Attached are the 5 activity documents for maths, but in addition you may wish to look at odds and even numbers and spotting any patterns that are hidden there.

Literacy - You could write a menu for the things that the dninsoaur may want to eat. the sillier the better!
I have attached some cards that are clues to read to match to the dinosaur too. Could you write your own?

Art - Can create dinosaur footprints out of playdough, paint, sand or mud and create a route?

Science - Can you match the parts of the dinosaur to the words? How about fixing a skeleton?

Lastly, why not do a dinosaur poo investigation! You can then work out if the dinosaur was a herbivore or a carnivore. i have attached how you can make this.

Best wishes for a wonderful week,
Mrs WW x

Useful Links and Ideas :) Useful Links and Ideas :)

Well-being - also in the folder and for daily ideas.

Physical well-being and Team Spirit- Let’s get active and log our activity together! Help your team on their journey to Tokyo!
Click on families/Click on Find School > Enter our School Post code (TN12 6RP) and Capel Primary will appear on a dropdown menu > Click Submit
Scroll down slightly and click on Log Activity/Select your Class Team ( EDISON RECEPTION CLASS) from the drop down and input your daily activity below using the questions in the green boxes. Remember Teams that get active will be entered into weekly prize draws. Our ID is 31337.
Click on Submit at the bottom of the page to submit your daily activity! It’s that simple!

Book to explain coronavirus to children (it is in the folder below and this link

PE fitness - with Joe Wicks or Jump Start Jonny

Real PE - this great opportunity for activities to pepper through the day-  Username -   Password - capelprima

Wild Andy Workouts - 

Twinkl for resources with the free password of UKtwinklhelps

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

Free trial for 2 weeks - 

maths games

maths and literacy games -

RWI phonics daily lessons -

Message from Father Christmas

A lovely story to help explain the current situation

TAPESTRY - Mrs WW story times with George the dragon and much, much more.

RWI sets , for your information.
set 1 - sh, ch, th, ng, nk. plus all single letters.
set 2 - ay ee igh ow oo oo ar or air ir ou oy
set 3 - es oi a-e e-e i-e o-e u-e aw are ur er ow ai oa ew ire ear ure

 1st July onwards resources
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 June 1st onwards home learning
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 Handwriting videos
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Previous learning from June  

Our previous home learning for the start of May.

Our previous Home learning from March and April

 2019-20 newsletters and information
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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!