Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day


  Ms Bellamy-Brown  

Mrs Johnston


Miss Clayton

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As you will already be aware, Shade School will be closed from the 20th March until further notice. Children who were in school on 20th March will have received a Home Learning Pack. Below I have added some ideas and useful links to keep Reception busy! Why not take a virtual trip to space and explore with the Mars Rover or perhaps you can build a den in your garden - are the spring flowers and leaves starting to appear as you walk in the countryside? If you are on twitter tweet @ShadeEYFS with photos of your exciting home learning adventures - id love to see what you are getting up to!

I will keep this page updated and send texts out when I have done so. If you have any questions/queries then please either ring school or email Mrs Clarkson ( and I will do my best to help.


All Numberblocks episodes available on BBC iplayer


All episodes available on Youtube and some on BBC iplayer


Phonics Play
username: march20
password: home


Poisson Rouge
This is a fantastic resource!
login: corona2020
password: corona2020


Mr Thorne Does Phonics
Geraldine the Giraffe phonics videos and MORE
All available on YouTube for free or the app store


Teach Your Monster to Read
A super fun way to support phonics and learning to read


Tate Kids
Lots of games. Info and ideas to support your child’s learning about art and developing creativity


The Imagination Tree
The go-to site for ideas for multisensory learning through play for children from birth to 6.


ABC Does
50 fantastic things to try at home


Online Field Trips!
There are also lots of museums, galleries and other interactive online field trips you can take – the British Museum, SanDiego Zoo, you can even take a trip through space with the Mars Rover!


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French Singing

French Singing

In Reception we have 2 French lessons every week - we learn lots of words in French through songs and nursery rhymes - here is Ms Bellamy-Brown's favourite - 'Monsieur Le Pouce'!


Cooking in Reception Class!

Cooking in Reception!

We love cooking in Reception - we learn so much through cookery from reading recipes and writing shopping lists to counting, weighing and measuring ingredients. This term we have made lots of delicious meals and tasty snacks including pumpkin soup, bread, sandwiches and hot chocolate!


A Shopping Trip to Morrisons!

A Shopping Trip to Morrisons

We read the book Oliver's Milkshake by Vivian French and decided that we wanted to have a go at making our own milkshakes/smoothies. We wrote a shopping list together and then walked all the way to Morrisons to do our shopping - we bought lots of tasty fruit and milk and then had a quick snack in the café.  A big thank you to all the helpful and friendly staff at Morrisons who helped us do our shopping! The next day we whipped up delicious and healthy smoothies filled with blueberries, raspberries, bananas, mango and strawberries! Yum Yum!


Numicon Number Lines!

Numicon Number Lines!

This week we have been consolidating our 1:1 counting skills as well as learning to write numbers up to 10. We have made some smashing number lines using Numicon and lots of different types of counters!


Fine Motor Monday!

Fine Motor Monday!

Every Monday we tackle a fine motor control challenge - this helps us develop the strength and control in our hands so we are ready for writing as well as supporting the development of our number and counting skills!


Our First Week in Reception!

Our First Week in Reception!

We have had a fantastic first week at school in Reception! We made slime, built models of aeroplanes, butterflies and people at the work bench as well as reading lots of stories, singing songs and discovering all of the things we can do in our new classroom!




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