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

A Voluntary Academy

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

Tuesday 5th January

Happy New Year! We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break. This is where you will find the learning activities for each day. If you have any questions you can contact us via tapestry or the class email


As your child completes the activities please use Tapestry to send observations to us we will look forward to seeing their fantastic work! 


Year 1:

Please use the class email to send any work to us, again we will look forward to seeing all the wonderful things they are doing. 

VIP Video and a story from Mrs Danton

Still image for this video


Through the Autumn term we have been focusing on the Set 1 sounds and learning to blend these sounds to read words. Everyday there will be a link to the Read Write Inc videos to recap set 1 speed sounds and word time. If your child is secure with all Set 1 sounds you can also watch the Set 2 sounds lesson too. smiley


We use the great resource of oxford owl to access reading whilst we are not in school. You will need to login or create an account to access this website but it is free and is a great way of accessing ebooks. We will be using this site to continue our reading activities and you can also use this site to choose books to read at home. 


Today we have put the links to two books. If your child is still learning the Set 1 sounds and working towards blending words please select the sound blending book and if your child is more confident please choose the Red ditty book. Whichever book you choose please encourage your child to use their sounding out skills to read the sounds and blend the sounds to read the words. Read the book through, you could then choose a favourite page to talk about. 



Reception maths activity.

Please watch the session 1 video and then complete the follow up activity on the sheet below.

Year 1 maths activity.

Please watch the video and complete the worksheet. Today you only need to complete questions 1-3.

Please complete question 1-3 on the worksheet.

Topic activities

This half term our topic is called 'Jambo' we will be learning the story 'Handa's surprise' and finding out about the country, people and animals of the African country Kenya. Each week we will put a range of topic based activities on our separate topic page (the link is below) we hope you will enjoy picking one of these activities each day or maybe completing a few at a time over the week and coming on our African adventure with us! We have put a little taster activity on for tomorrow but please keep checking this page as we will put more activities on as the week goes on. smiley