​Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School




Home Learning Activities:

This pack of activities can be used to support your child whilst learning at home. 

There is lots of advice around supporting your young child at home on the Gov.uk website:


Home Learning Pack 2: We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

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Click on the front cover below to listen to Michael Rosen retell We're Going on a Bear Hunt:

Home Learning Pack 1: Let's Go Home Little Bear

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 Pre-writing sheet 1.pdfDownload
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We have learned the story Let's Go Home Little Bear. Click on the front cover below to hear the story:

Children love the Jolly Phonics songs - they are a great way of introducing the sounds that letter make to your children. They are very addictive and easy to learn! Click on the link below: 


The BBC have created fab little video clips to support children's phonic knowledge. Click on the link below to access them. You could choose a different phoneme each day to learn about!

Mrs Newton's story and song videos!

We love the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". Click on the link below to listen to a version of the story together.

We have learned the Owl Babies story at school. Click on the link below to listen to a recorded version together.


Foundation 1


We are so proud with how the children are engaging with learning at home. From Teams sessions, work packs and practical activities, the children look to be having so much fun....and learning lots in the process!

Our Fireworks Party

To celebrate Bonfire Night on the 5th November, we had a Fireworks Party! Mr Guest sent us a letter to say he would buy us some fireworks and we had to organise the party. We needed to make a list of all the things we needed to buy and then, before the party, we needed to prepare the food and drinks. We learned about how to stay safe while Mrs Newton lit the fireworks. The hot dogs, party punch and firework biscuits were yummy and the fireworks were amazing! BANG, CRACKLE, POP and FIZZ!! 

Autumn Fun

We have had lots of fun learning about autumn. We went on a hunt around our school grounds, looking for signs of autumn. We collected natural objects and used these to create autumn collages, prints and within our small world and maths play. We’ve watched information videos about farmers and how they grow and harvest vegetables. We really enjoyed hammering and chopping pumpkins! We also made observational drawings of vegetables after looking at Frida Kahlo’s Fruits of the Earth. 

The Little Red Hen came to visit!

We have had a great time learning the Little Red Hen story and are very good at remembering the words from the text. Last week we had a visitor to the class: The Little Red Hen! She wrote us a letter to let us know she was visiting and even sent us some bread to try! We really enjoyed making friends with her and spent a long time noticing her features. She must have been happy with us as she even laid an egg! Then, this week we received another letter and some of her special flour. We used it to make yummy bread!

Our Displays



Last Year's Fun!

Teddy Bears' Picnic

We received an invitation this week, from the Three Bears! They invited us to a picnic and told us to bring a bear. We made a list of all the things we needed, including bread, jam, spread, biscuits and crisps! Everyone worked together to organise the event; we worked together well! It was great fun.

World Book Day

We have had a lovely World Book Day! Everyone dressed up in character costumes, even the adults, with Mrs Keating being Daddy Bear, Mrs Newton being Mummy Bear and Mrs Elmore being Baby Bear! Booster Cushion Theatre came and we all enjoyed the fantastically funny show: Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus!

Pancake Day

We really enjoyed making pancakes at school. We had to put our instructions into the correct order, then follow  them carefully. We worked together to make the batter. Instead of having one each, we shared pancakes in groups of four children and had to work out how to cut them fairly.

Marvellous Maths Stay and Play!

We had a great time during our maths activity day! We were so pleased with the number of adults who stayed to join in on the fun. We hope that you all felt it useful and learned lots about our high expectations around maths and about how you can support your child at home. 

Chuc Ming Nam Moi! 

We have loved learning about Vietnamese New Year and have been busy enjoying so many different experiences. We made our own blossom tree, tried Sticky Rice Cake, made stir fry and used chop sticks. We’ve ribbon danced, had a dragon parade and learned all about the Zodiac animal race. We’ve built our own 5 Fruits Plate and enjoyed role play in our Vietnamese Kitchen. Not to mention all the cutting activities children have accessed  and the information we have gained from our Vietnamese children and their families. Phew, what a fabulous, busy week!

Our Nativity Trip to Perthorpe

We had a fantastic day on our trip to Perlethorpe Education Centre. We travelled all the way to Bethlehem with Mary and Joseph as we enacted The Nativity Story. We also had a great time with lots and lots of Christmas crafts including snowmen cards, baubles, wreathes and pine cone keepsakes! Oh, and we all enjoyed our packed lunches too!

Our Foundation Nativity play this year was Whoops-a-Daisy Angel and we played the part of the starry night sky. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to our costume decorating session: all the children looked fantastic in their “home made” star outfit! The children put on an amazing performance and showed courage in front of such a large audience.

Thank you to Dr Sibson for coming to talk to us about being a doctor. We learned all about stethoscopes, otoscopes, medicines and thermometers! 

Children In Need 2019

To help raise money for Children In Need, the children made decorated spotty biscuits and then sold them at the end of the day. By working together we raised around £25. We learned that it is good to do something that helps other people. We are kind and helpful. 

The Worksop Fire Brigade have been to visit us today and, despite the extremely heavy rain, we had a great time. The children listened carefully while Richard and Adam, the fire fighters, talked to us about how to stay safe. We looked at the fire engine and noticed the ladders and the blue lights. We heard the loud siren too!

Our Spiders and Pumpkins Stay and Play Session

We had a great time at our first Stay and Play session. The activities were all designed around supporting physical development, both fine and gross motor. Thank you to the many parents who supported this event. We hope you had a super time exploring with the children and learning all about how you can help with physical development at home. 




Keeping Fit and Having Fun!

Here are three dances from the Go Noodle Website - have fun dancing together! Try to copy the moves (or just go free style!):

Why not try some Cosmic Yoga!

Parental Support:

If you click on this link it will take you to the Oxford Owl website. It links to the phonics page and has some useful videos about reading. The video 'How to Say Sounds' will help you with how to pronounce each letter of the alphabet correctly.



Click here to learn more about support number skills at home.


If you need any support or advice, for your child or yourself, please email me at fs1@siredmundhillary.notts.sch.uk. Alternatively, if you leave a message with our school office, I can give you a call back ASAP.


Click on the Tiny Happy People link below to take you to their tips and advice, including how to keep active, how to enjoy the outdoors and ways to stay happy and calm at home:

Sleep Issues

Are you having trouble getting your child into a good bedtime routine? Does your child wake through the night and need help to drift back off? Click on the link below for lots of useful information. 

Hungry Little Minds is a Government Website that has lots of fun, simple activity ideas for children from new born to aged 5:

Language for Life

This site has lots of tips and advice on how to develop your child's language and communication skills.

The Hanen Centre specialise in developing children's language and communication. Click on the link below to a useful article about how to help your child with their speaking skills: