Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

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Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Friday 8th January

Good morning Willow class.

Hope you are all well. We are looking forward to seeing you this afternoon on our class zoom call. Details have been sent to you via Tapestry or email. Hope you enjoy todays learning activities. Well done to all those children who have received a star for their hard work smiley.

Good morning!

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Today's phonics videos are once again on the link below, please follow these lessons:

Set 1 speed sounds lesson - today's sound is 'd'

Set 1 word time

Set 1 spellings

If your child knows all the set 1 sounds please follow the set 2 speed sounds lesson - today's sound is 'ow'

If your child is accessing the set 2 speed sound lessons they can also join in with the set 2 spelling lesson.

Follow the link below and the new lessons will appear from 9.30am and are available for 24hours so can be accessed at any time of the day. smiley



We hope you enjoyed reading your sound blending book or ditty story earlier in the week - today we have a new book for you to read. It is on the oxford owl site where we are able to access free e-books. We have created a class login so you don't have to create an account. To keep it secure the username and password has been sent to you via Tapestry or for year 1 parents via email. Please let us know if you need these details again.

Today's book if your child is working on their set 1 sounds and beginning to blend words:


If your child knows all set 1 sounds and can blend words please follow the link below and read 'Ditty 7' 

Tricky word game

 To help practise your high frequency or tricky words you can follow the link to play the 'tricky word truck' game - start with phase 2 words and then if you fancy an extra challenge you could move on to phase 3. 

Phonics play have allowed all there games to be free during home learning so you can use the login

username: jan21

password: home

Reception maths activity.

Please watch the session 4 video and then complete the follow up activities on the sheet below.

Year 1 maths 

Please watch the video first and the complete the sheet. The questions get progressively tricky. The expectation is that the activity should take 30 minutes so wherever you are up to by this point, stop. If you wish to come back to it later on in the day you can! You can use items to help you count that you have in your house eg pencils, pasta or teddies!

Here is the link to the topic activities page. Choose one to complete this afternoon smiley