Home learning


Home learning


Please click here to find information for parents regarding our remote learning offer at Chandag Infant School.

We use Tapestry (EYFS) or Seesaw (KS1) to communicate and share home learning. Your child’s class teacher will use this to share learning with you at home and to comment on your child’s reading, so please check frequently.




It is important to be kind to yourself, now more so than ever. Whether your child is in school or learning from home, we have a dedicated staff who are here to help and support you in any way they can. Please contact the school office on 0117 986 4129 or email, we are here to help.


Here a few useful wellbeing links to use at home for adults:  


Here a few useful wellbeing links to use at home for children:

Week 1 thrive

Week 2 thrive

Week 3 thrive

Planning routines doc



Every child has access to Spelling Shed at home, it’s a great way to practise reading and writing common exception words and apply the phonics being taught in lessons. Your child’s class teacher will upload personalised spellings as ‘assignments’ for your child to practise at home. The more you play, the more creative you can be with designing your avatar.


Doodle Maths

Our brilliant PTA have raised funds for the children to have access to Doodle Maths at home.

Little and often is the Doodle Maths approach and your child’s teacher will set challenges to support learning in class. Please try and use as frequently as you can so that you are in the ‘green zone’. Which class will have the most children in the green zone each week?

Click here for Doodle Maths parent information – link to parent PPT HERE

We follow the WhiteRose scheme of learning for Maths and they offer a range of free resources and parent packs that you can download at home.



Shared reading, talking about books and reading for pleasure are so important. This precious skill can be shared at home together, using picture books, school reading books or using some of these interactive ideas.


Children who are self-isolating but who are well while your family wait for test results

It is important that children keep up with their education whilst at home if they are well enough to do so. Please follow the link below to find three daily lessons to support your child's learning at home. Please choose the appropriate year group and then select the day of the week.

Teachers would love to see children's work, so please share what they do via Tapestry (Reception) or Seesaw (Year 1 and 2). Login details have been sent to you.

Teachers will record audio comments after viewing the work and will telephone your child once a week to keep in touch. They will aim to do this in the first two days of self-isolation. If you have not heard from your child’s teacher by the end of the third day, please telephone the school office and this will be arranged for you. If you need further support, please do not hesitate to ask. Please note that worksheets will only be issued to children who are unable to access online learning.

Please see your child’s class page for further useful resources to help your child’s learning at home.




Welcome to Reception


 Badger Class

Please see our plans for the coming school year.

Mrs Hayes and Mrs Lewis are the class teachers and Mrs Mead is the teaching assistant in Badger class. We value play in Reception and know that children learn best when they are active and engaged.

You will see the doors to our beautiful garden are open all day as children free-flow between the inside and outside environments. We work together as a team in Badger Class, treating people and resources with respect.

Even though we are the youngest in the school, we are bright, inquisitive, independent and creative.

After the teachers have visited every child and their family at home, children will start school on a part-time basis before staying for lunch and then all staying for whole days. This allows children and staff to get to know eachother in a calm environment before all sixty Reception children are in! This term is all about settling into school and learning about the routines.

Hedgehog Class

Mrs Gurnsey is the class teacher and Mrs Roach and Miss Johnson share the role of Teaching Assistant. Mrs Roach works on a Monday and Tuesday and Miss Johnson on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In Hedgehog class we value play and know that this is how children learn best.

We love children to choose their own learning and have the freedom to get out any resources that they would like to help enhance their play. You will see that our classroom runs as a free-flow between Badger class and also the outside garden area. Whatever the weather the outside doors stay open for the children to be able to make choices of where they would like to play.In Hedgehog class we value everyone and we follow our daily routines and class rules with care.

We show respect to both the other children around us and also the adults. We are a really happy bunch and look forward to having an amazing year with your children.

We always welcome helpers in school, do speak to one of the team if you would like to help with anything from gardening to displays. This can be a one-off visit or a regular arrangement.

Thank you for your support, The Reception Team

General Reception year information

The Snail Game

Following the numerous requests from parents and carers, here is the phonics game your children have been talking about!  Here is the Snail Game and also the Help A Hedgehog.


Did you know that we advocate the CBeebies programme Numberblocks? It is a fantastic series aimed at introducing children to early number. Snappy animation and loveable characters combine with engaging storylines to gently introduce concepts of number to support early mathematical understanding. Many episodes are available on iplayer or youtube or alternatively the DVD of all episodes is available to buy.

Meet the Oxford Reading tree characters 

You will soon become familiar with Biff, Kipper, Chip and Floppy as your child brings home their Reading Books for you to share at home.

Useful links

 Presentation from our phonics meeting for parents/carers (Pdf, 706Kb).
 Advice for reading with your child at home
 Early years information evening presentation


Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

There's lot of information about our classes and the teachers in the Year 2 information sheet for parents.

Please see the questions and answers from the recent meet the teacher Zoom meeting.