Due to the government mandate to close schools, in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, we will be uploading home learning packs each Monday. These will provide learning to do at home for that week.
Remember you can show us what your child is doing at home by uploading it to Tapestry. If your child is able to complete any of the tasks independently please upload them to Tapestry as we would really like to hear about your child is developing their skills and knowledge.
Below is the home learning pack for the week beginning 1st June. The home learning pack is different to the ones we have sent out before. There are two parts 1 pack is the activities and the other is how to use them. We hope you had a lovely half-term and that you are all well. We are looking forward to seeing the children who are coming back into school and for those of you at home we hope to see you soon.
We hope that you are all having a good half-term. We have not uploaded any home learning for this week as we are preparing the classrooms and environments for the return to school. We are following government guidelines and this means that the learning environments will be different than they were before and the routines of the day will be very different from before. We have uploaded some pictures of what the school will look like when your child returns. Please show them the pictures so they will know what the classrooms will look like.
In order to follow government guidelines we have created a space for each child that will be theirs, they have 1 table and chair each where they will store their belongings and do their learning. This is to avoid cross contamination with other children and their belongings. They will have a learning pack on their table with individualized resources, again this is to avoid any cross contamination of resources. Provision will be limited to items that we can either provide enough of for each child or that is easily cleaned between uses. Anything that is not easily cleaned has been removed from the classrooms. As we have our own toilets in EYFS we will have specific toilets for each class to limit cross over.
Please can you talk to child about trying to keep a distance from everyone. The guidance is to encourage a 2M distance from each other but we understand that they are young and may find this tricky. Please also talk to your child about covering their mouth if they need to cough and use a tissue if possible. We are having to keep the two classes entirely separate and we have split the outside area into 2 to provide outside learning for both classes. Please can you tell your child that they will be unable to play with children from the other class. We have set up a barrier that they may talk over.
We are still working on the routines of the day and the classrooms and we will provide more information as we have it. If you are choosing to keep your child at home then we will still upload a home learning pack each Monday for the week as we have been doing.
Below is the home learning pack for the week beginning 18th May. We hope that you are all safe and well! There has been new guidance from the government about reception, year 1 and year 6 coming back to school from June 1st. You will be informed of the next steps soon.
Below is the home learning pack for the week beginning 11th May. It was really nice for us to speak to you on the phone last week. It was great to hear that you are well and to hear about all the lovely things you are doing. Don't forget to check out how the chicks are getting on by looking on the science page of the website.
Below is the home learning for week beginning 4th may. We have added lots of extra bits this week, including a pack to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day. We have also uploaded several competitions your child may wish to enter. So scroll down to see all the bits added this week. There have been some really lovely things uploaded to Tapestry over the last few weeks. It has been really nice to see all the things that are being done at home. We are missing you all and hope you are staying safe and well. Next week we will be phoning home to catch up with you and your child these will be on different days for Pipers and Tiger moths.
We have been sent several competitions that your child can enter. They involve creating a picture on the theme and sending them off. Please read the specifications below if you wish to enter. If you do enter you will need to print off the submission pages and send/ scan and email your entries to the specified addresses. Please don't bring them into school as we can't send them off for you and they won't then be entered into the competitions.
Below is the home learning pack for the week beginning 27th April. We hope you are all staying safe and that you are all well. Don't forget to check out the how the chicks are getting on by looking on Youtube or the science pages of the website.
Below is the home learning pack for the week commencing 20th April. Also we have got 3 chicks for the children to watch grow - we are streaming video of them each day via youTube, look for Old Sarum Chickens. At the moment you can see the first feathers appearing on their wings. There will be more information and pictures on the Science page of the website.
We are missing you all and look forward to school being back to normal as soon as possible,
Mrs Butler and Miss Apps
Here is a recipe for long lasting play dough
We use this recipe to make play dough that lasts for a long time and thought you might like to use it while your child is at home this Easter.
- Put 1 cup of water and food colouring in a saucepan with 1 cup of plain flour, 1/2 cup of salt, 2 tsp cream of tartar and 1 tablespoon of oil.
- Stir while cooking on a medium heat until the mixture changes colour and leaves the side of the pan.
- This is the nearest to bought play dough and keeps a very long time in a bag in the fridge.
Below we have uploaded a couple of hunts that you could do around the house.
Happy Easter! Below we have made a pack of activities that you can do during the next 2 weeks over half-term. We hope that you all have a lovely Easter.
Below is the home learning pack for the week beginning 30th March.
Below is the home learning pack for the week beginning 23rd March.
Other useful documents to help your support your child at home are below.
Another useful link is
we will be posting project work for the children on Monday morning. Have a lovely weekend enjoying the sunshine!
If you are self-isolating and unable to attend school, here are some websites and resources that you may like to look at....
Oxford owl is offering a free login during this time which allows access to ebooks. The phonic books are particularly suitable for our children.
The phonics play website has lots of great games to help the children practice their phonics. Phase 2 and 3 are good starting levels but some children may like to try phase 4 games.
Topmarks has a good range of maths games suitable for our children. Many of them are tablet friendly and allow you to choose the range of numbers you would like to practice.
Finally, don't forget to use your Reading Eggs login.
Check back regularly and we will update this page with more resources!
Tiger Moths and Pipers 2019-2020
Welcome to our Reception class page, scroll down for many examples of life in Tiger Moths and Pipers at Old Sarum Primary School and also for some helpful resources.
Meet Pipers class!
Meet Tigermoths class!
World Book Day
Tigermoths enjoyed sharing books with year 6 today.
The children have created some amazing models out of recycled materials for their home learning this week. Can you spot what they have used?
We were thrilled to see so many of our Reception parents come and share their love of reading with the children.
Here is the curriculum overview for Autumn term 2. A copy was also sent home with your child.
Making snowy owls for the Christmas Bazaar.
We have been enjoying our new bikes, trikes and sliders!
Here is the curriculum overview for Autumn term 1. A copy was also sent home with your child.
Welcome to Old Sarum Primary School. We hope you had a lovely summer holiday. The children are settling in well and making lots of new friends across the two classes. This year Miss Apps is teaching in Pipers class with Miss Beal and Mrs Butler is teaching in Tiger Moths and we are welcoming Ms Roches to the team.
Parents , Just a few reminders about the first couple of weeks:
- Week one is mornings only, collection is at 12.00 from our Early Years outdoor area
- Week two the children will be staying for lunch as well, this can be a free school lunch or they can bring their own packed lunch if you prefer. No sweets or chocolate please and we are a nut free school as we have children with serious nut allergies. Collection is at 1.00 from our Early Years outdoor area
- Week three the children can stay all day and collection will be at 3.15 from the Early years outdoor area.
- This year parents may wait the Early Years outdoor area when collecting their children, however we would politely ask that younger siblings and the children in the classes do not play on or with the play equipment in the area as this will have been reset for the next day and is not necessarily appropriate for younger children. If this is a problem for them then please wait outside the area and we will send your child to you there.
- During week one the children are more than welcome to start coming in from 8.30 as this will alleviate any rushes and ensure we can welcome the children individually. After the first week please wait outside the Early Years Outdoor Area and we will open the gate at 8.45.
- PLEASE ensure that all clothing/bags are labelled as this can cause unnecessary distress to the children if they lose sweatshirts etc.
- Please ensure your child has a PE kit (all named) and a named and filled water bottle they can bring in and take home daily.
Below are the parent information power points. They detail what your child will be learning this year and how they will be learning it. They also provide some helpful tips on how you can help at home and what you can do to help support your child in this very important year.
As promised, here is the parent induction PowerPoint.
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