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Boris Johnson

Monti (aged 8) wrote to me asking if Father Christmas will be able to deliver presents this year 🎅🎁🎄 I've had lots of letters about this, so I have spoken with experts and can assure you that Father Christmas will be packing his sleigh and delivering presents this Christmas! https://t.co/pXwcjHSxZg

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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in (Harlow) with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/NRnG3NguSl https://t.co/bSepWad4dx


Well said sir. https://t.co/iF2XjmL1Xv

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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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Essex County Council

Sadly, over the last week we've started to see an increase in case rates across Essex. Here’s Dr Mike Gogarty to explain more 👇 You can find further Covid data including cases per age and per district on our website here - https://t.co/qwxAOkXC5C https://t.co/NtMv226ff6


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Marcus Rashford MBE

Reading is cool. Books are cool. That’s it. That’s the tweet 📚


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Harlow Foodbank

Can u help?? Due to massive demand we are OUT or nearly OUT of Long life milk Tinned fish Mixed meat Mash Rice pudding We expect to use at least 1000 of each in the next few weeks Please help and donate, your community needs you Harlow UNITED RETWEET PLEASE


This is genius!


As we're currently unable to welcome you in to our school for tours, we'd like to invite you to watch our school overview video. You'll see Magna Carta Primary in action and hear from our reception teacher, Miss Roberts. Contact us: https://t.co/bPDYtd50se https://t.co/aujMhIGgq5


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Becky Wood

I think he is more and more brilliant every day. Marcus Rashford launches children's book club to spread joy of reading https://t.co/U7ilz3C9eK


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Dermot O'Leary

Head over to for the booklist - some brilliant book ideas by new British writers and illustrators of colour. Perfect for Christmas presents and beyond! https://t.co/HEtp5mILGZ


Always worth listening to this lady. https://t.co/ukgToxnoHU


Spaced repetition. The important thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. Be clear about what the core knowledge is and stick with it. Knowledge builds on knowledge. https://t.co/4mME5dqMfb


Happy to all those celebrating. It is difficult during such festivals when people are not able to be with the people they love.


Niamh says: I like your book because it is true. Your book makes me feel happy and sad at the same time. Your book taught me that you should not leave rubbish everywhere. I think that Isatou is kind and giving.


Reuben says: I liked that Isatou helps the animals. The book made me sad because animals are dying. The book is showing me how important it is to recycle, reuse and reduce. Bags take centuries to decompose. What is Isatou doing now?


Eric says: When you went to the Gambia which of your visits did you write into your book & was it you who bought the first purse? I liked your book because I really love turtles & all species are endangered. How long did it take you to write it?


Ethan says: I like your book because it encourages people to stop throwing plastic on the ground and start to clean up the country. It makes me want to stop using plastic.

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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.

Supporting learning anywhere

Read, Write, Inc. have made even more free resources available which can be recommended for children who are continuing to learn at home.

The new free resources include:

  • Two more Yellow Non-Fiction eBooks, by popular demand
  • More Sound Blending Books – we now have five Sound Blending eBooks to ensure a wider range of words are covered, including CVC, CCVC and CVCC words
  • Fresh Start mapping chart to show how the free Read Write Inc. Phonics eBooks can be used by Fresh Start pupils
  • A video introducing parents to the free resources available on Oxford Owl for Home.

Click here for the free resources.

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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