The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

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Monday 20th July 2020


The time has arrived to write our last class blog and our last message to everyone at home for this academic year.


We would like to thank you all for your hard- work during this unusual time.

We will miss you all lots but know that you will have an amazing time in Year 2.


To continue your journey of being Year 2 ready, please access the following resources over the summer holidays;


English ~ Phonics/ Reading

Please access these phonics lessons on YouTube.

By the end of year one, the children are expected to recognise, read and write words containing Set 1, 2 and 3 speed sounds.


Phonics Play will allow the children to practice their phonics skills while playing a variety of games. Phonics Play have provided free subscription during this time. Log in details can be found on their page-


Oxford Owl has free e-book access  to allow your children to implement the phonetic skills they have learnt. We would recommend daily reading with your child.



Snappy Maths and Twinkl also provide a range of number and number sentence worksheets, which may be of help.



Year 2 Teachers

Check out our ‘Meet the Teacher’ videos in preparation for September


Summer Reading Challenge

Details of the Summer Reading Challenge can be found at the below website.


Additional Support

If you require any additional support over the summer holidays please email;


Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

Twinkl also has a plethora of phonics and story activities for you to access.



To support our teaching of Maths, we follow a programme called ‘The White Rose.’ They too, luckily, have provided free online access to parents. We would recommend making your way through these activity packs.


Snap Maths and Twinkl also provide a range of number and number sentence worksheets, which may be of help.


Children may also access TT Rockstars (Log ins were sent home but if needed, please telephone the school office who will be happy to re-provide for you.) to develop their multiplication knowledge. also provide a range of mental maths games suitable for year one children.


Other Curriculum Areas

Purple Mash-

(Log ins for Purple Mash were reset so you will need to contact the school office for your updated details- apologies)


The Oak National Academy

The Oak National Academy  is a new,  online classroom and resource hub. They provide a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for a range of subjects.


‘Celebrity Classrooms’

English with David Walliams-


Maths with Carol Vorderman-


PE with Joe Wickes-


Music with Mylene Klass-



The children in school have also been enjoying some online yoga from 'Cosmic Kids.'

Give it a try at home!!


Online Safety- Think You Know

This page has been created to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home. Follow the link below to access all packs for children aged 5-7.


Young Writers

The ‘Young Writers’ website are running poetry competitions as a fun activity to use for home learning. You can use the downloadable worksheet, or children can write / type their poem instead. An engaging video can be used for support.


KS1- There is a ‘Little Riddlers’

They are offering prizes, depending on the age of the child, and the deadline for entry is Friday 24th July 2020.


Celebrations, Festivals and National Events


Below are some current events that you can discuss with you child.



July is Transition Month. It’s a great time for your child to reflect on the last year and share some of their happiest or it’s a fun memories, as well as what they have learned before moving on.

Mandela Day

Mandela Day is an annual event named after Nelson Mandela and is designed to encourage everyone to take action against poverty. A United Nations (UN) international event held every year on Nelson Mandela's birthday, Mandela Day was founded on the principle that we can all give a little bit of our time to have a positive effect on the life of someone else. We can all make a difference in our community and help change the world for the better!

When is Mandela Day 2020?

Mandela Day takes place every year on 18th July. In 2020 the aim is to encourage people, governments, businesses and society to focus on 5 key areas:

​​​​​​​Summer Reading Challenge

Details of the summer reading challenge can be found at the above website.


Basildon library opened on Monday 6th July and Laindon library is due to open on 13th July.

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