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Reception - Olive

Miss Saffer's Daily Update...


Happy Friday!! (am extremely sorry that I got the day wrong yesterday, I'm finding (embarrassingly) that I have no idea what day it is!)


Something to lighten up your day, on the last day of school the children and I wrote a rhyming paragraph for our book The Magic Paintbrush and we very spontaneously decided to record it so here is our new part of the story...


'She draws a flower, a flying fish,

She draws a beautiful fox,

A hen, a hare, a dancing dog,

A magical, empty box.'



Still image for this video

Some of the work you've been doing...

Year R - Olive Class Home Learning during the Coronavirus closure

In accordance with the latest government advice, we have had to close the school until further notice. Of course, this is not ideal but with your help, we will endeavour to keep your child’s learning moving forward during this unprecedented situation.


On a weekly basis I will post suggestions for activities, projects, websites and videos that we would like your child to access. Frequently, this will involve logging in to the LGFL (London Grid For Learning, suite of websites. You will have recently received a letter with your child’s individual username and password. These login details will remain in place for the duration of your child's time at St Richard's, so please keep them safe and secure. Whenever a website prompts you to login, look for the red 'USO Login' button to enter the username and password. 


We understand that each family will be coping with the current situation in different ways, which may affect how much and how often you will be available to support your child with their work, but ideally, we would like each child to attempt at least one activity per day. A little every day keeps up the momentum.

To help you to plan for your day, here is a suggested timetable that you could use. It might help you manage your learning and your family fun.


9.00 - Start of day...why not try sharing a book with an adult or reading quietly. You could have a go at recreating your own story using role-play or drawing/writing your ideas on a story-board.  

10.00 - Stop for a snack, a break and some fresh air!

10.30 – Do a helpful job around the house – maybe you could do some washing up, unload the dishwasher, clean the windows or make your bed.

11.15 - Have a look at some of the online learning links – phonics play, busy things, bbc bitesize/cbeebies

12.00 - Time for a break and some lunch....maybe you could help to prepare this for your family.


In the afternoon there are many things that you could do:

  • Do an art or craft project – have a look at twinkl or pintrest for some ideas.
  • Go for a spring walk/bike ride. What can you find that shows us it’s the spring time?
  • Do some cooking/ baking – see if you could write a recipe or instructions.
  • Work on a project of your choice - Make a book, write a diary.
  • Learn some life skills - can you make dinner? What about make the beds? Maybe you could teach your siblings? 
  • Play a game with a family member, learn a new song or have a go at some indoor exercise!

I will do my best to make the activities fun and to provide some variety, but as this is uncharted territory for all of us, I would welcome any feedback. You can reach me at:  with any questions or comments, or to share any work or updates on what your child has been up to. 


Do take care, and I will hopefully see you all sooner rather than later.

-Miss Saffer

Welcome to Olive Class Page

We hope you will find the information below informative and fun. Check out our Gallery for photos of what we have been up to. For information about time tables, swimming & PE days, how to help your child etc. see our Class Information page and for other news go to Class News.