Canon Popham C of E Primary Academy
Church Balk, Edenthorpe, Doncaster
South Yorkshire DN3 2PP
Tel: 01302 884465
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Welcome to Reception!


10th July, 2020

Hi everyone!

We hope you are all well and have had a good week.  In school we have really enjoyed our trip down memory lane, looking through our curriculum book and remembering all the fun we’ve had and the amazing learning we’ve done since September.  It has been lovely to hear what your favourite memories of Reception were too and you should all be very proud of everything you have achieved this year.  You are all Superstars and we are very proud of you!

Here are a few photos of some of the brilliant things you have done this week.

It has also been quite an emotional week for us, as today is the last day of our ‘Reception Bubble’.  We are extremely proud of the children who have returned to school as they have all done fantastically well in adjusting to all the new rules and routines.   They have really enjoyed seeing some of their friends again and we have loved being back in the classroom with them, even if it did look a bit different!

Today the children have had a little party to say goodbye to Mrs Bubb and gave her the ‘Thank you’ book we had made, along with some flowers.  The children have loved having her as their teacher and we will all miss her very much.  I am sure you would all like to join me in wishing her well at her new school and to thank her for all the support and care she has given to your children.  Good luck Mrs Bubb, we will miss you very much!


We know it can be hard to limit screen time and ensure we are monitoring our children’s use off electronic apps. Here is a booklet you may find useful: Parental Controls booklet 2020


This Week’s Learning

This week we are doing things a little bit different and instead of doing Daily English and Maths activities we thought it would be nice to do some transition activities in preparation for going into Year 1.  Please click on the following links to find out about the Transition Activities we’ve planned.

Transition Activities

my favourite things jar

spreading my wings

This Week’s Story


Weekly Learning Project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 12 learning project

Previous Videos and Stories




Previous weeks activities can be found here:

Week 11:Reception Maths 6.7.20

Week 11:Reception English 6.7.20

Week 10:Daily English activities 29.06.20

Week 10: Daily maths activities 29.06.20

Week 9:Reception English 22nd June

Week 9: Reception Maths 22nd June

Week 8: Daily English activities 15.06.20

Week 8: Daily maths activities 15.06.20

Week 7:Reception English 8th June

Week 7: Reception Maths 8th June

Week 6:Daily maths activities 01.06.20 

Week 6: Daily English activities 01.06.20

Week 5: Maths Planning 18th May

Week 5: English-planning-18th-may

Week 4:  Daily English activities 11.05.20

Week 4:  Daily maths activities 11.05.20

Week 3: Reception English 4.5.20

Week 3: Reception maths 4.5.20

Week 2: Daily Maths activities 27.04.20

Week 2: Daily English activities 27.04.20

Week 1: Daily Maths Activities

Week 1 :Daily English Activities

Previous Weeks Learning Project:

Whole School Themed Learning Projects

EYFS Canon Popham Week 11 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 10 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 9 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 8 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 7 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 6 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 5 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 4 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 3 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 2 learning project

EYFS Canon Popham Week 1 learning project


Reading Challenge

It was an impossible task to choose the winners of ‘The Reading Challenge’ so all of the children, who sent all their entries, will receive a prize when we return to school. Honestly, all of you did so well. The work you sent was awesome! We have made a little Powerpoint so you can see a few of the entries 😊

reading challenge pp

The main school prize has to go to Amari. Not only did you complete the tasks set but you have demonstrated a positive attitude to Reading which we are so proud of you for. Keep it up! Enjoy the book token! The other prize goes to Nihal for persevering. It is not always easy to keep doing your learning but you have done really well to complete all these Reading tasks- well done. Enjoy the book!

Physical Education

Active fusion who we use in school to support some of our physical development have put together some ideas of activities you can do at home.  A link to these activities can be found in the Additional Home Learning Resources section of our website.  Please scroll down to find details of where to find this page.


Collective Worship: Drawing Cartoons

The Director of Education for the Diocese of Sheffield has a produced a short video assembly for children to watch and join in with.  The link to this assembly can also be found in the Additional Home LearningResources


In addition to the above reading and writing activities we would recommend watching the online Read Write Inc lessons by Ruth Miskin.  These lessons can be viewed on You tube and will be shown at the following times and then will be available for 24 hours.

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am

Resources can also be found on We have also updated the phonics page on our school website with more phonic activities.


Hand Writing

We use a cursive style handwriting in our school, please try to encourage your child to use this when they are writing at home. A good resource for this is YouTube to see how we do this and also the RWI rhymes.  Links to both of these resources can be found on the Handwriting section on our website

Maths with Parents

Thank you for engaging with our online Maths homework programme. It’s lovely to see all of your photographs and read all of your comments about the fun you’ve had playing the games which are suggested.

When you complete the video and activities you get to change your Mathscot.

CONGRATULATIONS to Oliver, Zack, Elsie, Scarlett, Bridie, Emily, Clara and Nihal who have all achieved ‘Easter Eggsperts’ on maths with Parents. You have completed all the tasks set this term- that is amazing!


Internet Safety

Children may well be using the internet more than usual at the moment so it is a good time to remind and emphasise how to keep safe online. CEOP have produced lots of great resources which parents/carers can access on their website:


Additional Home Learning Resources

If this is not enough for you, there is also an Additional Home Learning Resources page – you won’t be able to do everything as this is for the whole school, but there are lots of fun activities.