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Forest Hall School

Extremely happy to have been awarded this for our exceptional safeguarding initiative during Covid-19. https://t.co/GXzM44jm7Q


We second that. Definitely two in a million! https://t.co/xBNW9Fxd7m


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J.K. Rowling

I have a small announcement, but before I get started, I want to head off one possible source of confusion. ******************************************** THIS IS NOT A HARRY POTTER SPIN-OFF ******************************************** 1/13


Eid Mubarak to our families and staff who are celebrating.

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For those that need it x https://t.co/xDpCG2fGsS

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Mrs Darlington

Outdoor art ideas number 4 - Take One Leaf. There are so many creative opportunities that come from a single leaf, here are just a few! https://t.co/39qFvZTJea


That’s very good news. We look forward to returning with stories and poetry when he is better. https://t.co/SpLdGQwTZu

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Nature inspired Rainbow Fish https://t.co/JgXoul0dvC


This is beautiful. Well done Reuben.


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The scientific evidence underpinning the government's decision to reopen schools to more pupils from 1 June will be published today, the prime minister's office has confirmed https://t.co/BdNmqoWR0w

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Nip in the Bud Film

Children with are not ill and they are capable of feeling emotion and empathy as any children do. Some children with Autism are so socially aware that they are masters of hiding their challenges from others. https://t.co/KqMPg6R4eT https://t.co/gfaz3v1EBK

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Art work created by our key worker children today, using twigs they have been collecting since the provision began Seeing the acronym of the school name like this is a symbol of the strength of our school community. https://t.co/5C6WnlYkMX


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Forest Hall School

Please be aware that our phone and internet provider is having issues today. We have no phone line and internet access. If you have an emergency, please email Ms Jones - jonesh1.org.uk

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Our key worker children have been collecting twigs over the weeks so that they can make a creation to remind them of the time when the were Today they are using the twigs to make the acronym MCPA/ https://t.co/pzOFOJUHGN

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Cristin Casey Music

Let's dance! (all activities and family arts viewing available on https://t.co/SEiecWEb4D) https://t.co/vFwadCpNws


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Cristin Casey Music

Take a break and dance today! Free lessons from Let's Dance! https://t.co/6aOI2w3TBQ

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At a time like this, it is good to spend some time reflecting on the things we are grateful for. https://t.co/Ob9BF0C9fo

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Making cakes with our key worker children. So much easier to social distance when children are in family groups. https://t.co/9lDnz2L2ur


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The Body Coach

Good morning world 😀 Who's ready to win Thursday? 💪🏻 https://t.co/2ZMX4dZ6rL

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Today the British Library reveals the most borrowed authors and titles in UK public libraries for the PLR year 2018/2019 https://t.co/SzYxdGJshm https://t.co/U0F6WP5Msa

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Read, Write, Inc. (RWI)

If your child is in Reception or Year 1, they will have a daily phonics lesson. We use the Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phonics scheme to teach early reading. If your child is in Year 2, they may have daily RWI lessons. If your child is in Year 3, they may have regular phonics interventions.  

The daily phonics teaching plan below is there if you choose to use it, depending on your own confidence and time. You may choose to watch the daily phonics lesson with your child and you may wish to read the e books which are available for free. You may wish to pick and choose from the activities below. There is no expectation that you will do this; it is here if you want to.


Daily phonics teaching plan

Watch the half hour lessons on the RWI YouTube platform. To access the lessons, click on this link: 


You don’t have to watch the lessons live; they will stay on the platform for 24 hours. Check the table below to know which live lessons your child should watch.

Red group

Set 1 speed sounds

9:30 daily

Green and Purple groups

Set 2 sounds

10:00 daily

Orange, Blue and Grey groups

Set 3 sounds

10:30 daily


Spell the words taught and reviewed in the online lesson – you could also teach other words that have the sound in.


Spell common exception words for your child’s year group – these can be found at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/.  Scroll down and look at Learning at Home Activities which is split into year groups.


After spellings, choose one RWI book from the free RWI  e books available on Oxford Owl, (some groups currently only have 1 book available) which are noted below. To access the e books, go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/, click on Levels, then Read Write Inc Level and choose the colour group your child is in.


  • Ask your child to read the book out loud.
  • They should use a pointer e.g. a pencil or a ruler to read the words. 
  • You could practise reading it together to start with and then ask your child to read. 
  • The book you choose should be read every day, until your child is fluent. 
  • There are guides and questions at the end/back of the e book to work through.


Current RWI e books available on the Oxford Owl site – you should choose the colour that matches the colour RWI book your child brings home. 


Red : Sun, hat, fun, Nog in the Fog

Green : Rag the rat, Go and Play, Let’s Go, Nip and Chip

Purple : Run, Run, Run, Skateboard Sid and the Hat, What is it? Red Ned

Pink : The Big Match, Dragon Bay, Baboons, The Troll in the Pond

Orange : Black birds, We can play

Blue : A hole in my tooth, Save the Whale, Our Incredible Planet

Grey : The Ice and Snow book, A job for Jordan


Practise handwriting through the variety of activity sheets also on the site, under Learning at Home Activities.


YouTube Speed Sounds lessons update

From 1st June:

All lessons will be available at 9.30 am.

Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart.
Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.

New daily films:

  • Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently. 
  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Reception.
  • Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y1.
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)

For an updated schedule and further information on our new films, head to www.ruthmiskin.com.


Reading Eggs is a website which is offering 30 days of free access for parents. Click on this link to read more about it. You may find it helpful if you have pre-school age children as well as children of school age: https://readingeggs.co.uk/


General Reading Opportunities

If children are well, beyond the work packs, they should read as much as they can and those looking after them should read to them, again as much as possible because the benefits are priceless. There are also online storytime sessions, including the following:


Storytime with Nick

From Monday 20th April, you can watch and listen to Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller. See him in action here.
Three stories will be published each week on the RWI YouTube channel and are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. So far, they are filming stories by Jeanne Willis, Tom Percival, Jill Murphy, Cressida Cowell and Claire Freedman.

Most films will be available for the period of school closure.

Astronauts reading stories from space.


The author Oliver Jeffers will read one of his stories and talk about some of the things that went into making it; it will be added to his website.



World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click on the following link to access them.



An increasing number of children’s authors are reading stories online. These can be found here: 



DfE English Resources

The DfE have published an extensive list of resources which are free of charge to support children's education at home. Here are the English resources:


Free access to Collins Big Cat ebooks and worksheets


EasyPeasy app

EasyPeasy is an award winning app with hundreds of game ideas and activities to play with your 2 - 5 year old child at home, keeping them entertained and on track with their learning too!

Try proven games for free until 31st May. Parents and carers can sign up to get EasyPeasy on their mobile phone 
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