USA & Brazil

This class is supported by:
Mrs. Stainer (HLTA)
Mr. Thomas
Welcome to USA & Brazil reception class.
It is the last week of the school year.  What a year it has been!  Our new 'normal' in school does now feel like normal and the children who have returned to school have shown resilience and positivity (two very important Avenue Core Values).  We are sure that these Core Values will continue to be displayed by all children in September as they move on to Year 1 and work with their new teachers Mrs. Ritson and Mrs. Upton.
We would like to wish all of USA and Brazil a happy summer holiday and we look forward to seeing them all again in September!
Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge - it's free!  Just follow the link many books can you read this summer?
Thrive Online have created some daily activities to support children's wellbeing at this uncertain time which will be updated weekly.  Open the document below and give them a go! 
Follow the link to find out more about Thrive.
Home Learning
Our new topic is called 'An Ever-Changing World'.  We will be exploring changes and transitions as the end of the school year approaches. 
Our home learning grid will look different this term - you can either follow the sequence or pick and choose.  It is up to you!  Next week, if your child is in school, they will bring their home learning grid home with them at the end of their second day (Tuesday or Friday) for you to continue learning at home.  Have fun!
Children can continue to practise their Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonics at home.  Go to and use the following free login details to play the games.
Username: march20
Password: home
You might want to continue reading too!  Follow this link to Oxford Owl and choose some decodable books to read.  You can also find more information in the document below.
 Every day you could:
  • Encourage your child to mark-make every day.  They could draw or write about anything that inspires them.
  • Read your child's school books for 5 minutes daily.  This may only be 2 or 3 pages at one time, they do not need to read the whole book.  It is important that they blend each word carefully and talk about what they have read.
  • Play is incredibly important for young children - play alongside your child, modelling and developing a wide range of language.

Additional links you may want to explore!


Barefoot Computational Thinking (it's easier than it sounds!)  


Phonics Play Decodable Comics Phase 2 and Phase


Phonics games Phase 2 and Phase 3


Play Dough Recipe


Phonics clips on Alphablocks


Number Blocks clips


Singing and Signing


Julia Donaldson Animated Stories