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Gladstone Primary Academy


Learning at home

Try to build in a learning routine into your day. It doesn’t have to be too rigid, but something predictable means your child will know what to expect and they will feel more relaxed and ready to learn.


We will prepare learning that will be posted on Tapestry,. The teacher will model and guide the learning to ensure your child continues to make great progress.

We find children concentrate best in the morning. Here's what a morning of learning may look like in the home setting:


                         A Typical Morning

                                    8.30am Washed, dressed and breakfast

                               9.00am PE with Joe Wicks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

                     9.20am Time for a glass of milk

                  9.30-10am Maths with Mrs Wales

           Free time - Fresh air, go outdoors and explore

          10.00-10.30am – Phonics with Mrs Moore

Snack time – Healthy fruit and a glass of water

                                  11.00-11.30am Writing with Mrs Reho

                             Free time - Quality play and talk time with your child

                                                                  12.00pm Lunch


The importance of Play

Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and develop

Young children can develop many skills through the power of play. They may develop their language skills, emotions, creativity and social skills. Play helps to nurture imagination and give a child a sense of adventure. Through this, they can learn essential skills such as problem solving, working with others, sharing and much more.

In turn, this helps them develop the ability to concentrate. Providing children with a range of playthings will help them learn in a number of ways:

  • Sand and water play can be an early introduction to science and maths, eg learning that water is fluid, not solid, and that it can be measured in different sized containers.
  • Playing with dough or clay, drawing and painting pictures, dressing up, playing with dolls can encourage creativity, imagination and expression of feelings.
  • Building blocks, jigsaws and shape sorters can help with recognising different shapes and sizes, putting things in order and developing logic.
  • Playing ball games, dancing, running, climbing all help to develop body movement, strength, flexibility and co-ordination skills. 
  • Games help with turn taking, sharing and mixing with others.
  • Singing, playing simple music instruments help to develop rhythm, listening and hearing.

It's important that learning is fun at this age. It needs to be about doing things with them that they like.

Fill your afternoon with lots of fun and try and keep active together.

Sing-along with Mrs Pottage


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Teachers are still working hard to make sure we get it right for your child. If you have any problems, please make contact through the Tapestry account or email the class teacher. 

We will be making weekly calls to check how things are going and offering support where we can. We would also like to have a phone conversation with each child to give them a chance to tell us what they have been busy doing at home. 


The Reception team