Milborne Port Primary School

 Gainsborough Class (Reception)


Teacher: Mrs Carr
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Drogan and Mrs Stirling

Welcome to Gainsborough class page.

Gainsborough class is taught by Mrs Carr and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Drogan. The class will also be taught by Mrs Stirling on a Friday afternoon.   

PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays and currently the children can come to school wearing their PE kit on those days. They can wear their school jumper as well as trainers.

Here you will find lots of information about the class; what we are learning about and what we have been doing. Please pay special attention to the letters below as this is where Mrs Carr will place all letters sent from her which contain lots of useful information. These letters will all be sent out via the school office also.  

Please do not hesitate in contacting us with any questions or queries.  

Home Learning (Homework)

Currently, Home Learning (homework)  comprises of  phonic flashcard practice, common exception word practice, reading storybooks from the book corner to your child and your child reading their own reading books. Ideally, your child will read daily at home but a minimum of 3 times a week is acceptable. Your child's reading book will be changed when they have read it a minimum of three times to build fluency and understanding. This needs to be at least twice at home and once in school.

Remote/Blended Learning 

Remote Learning is work and activities for your child to complete if they are healthy, but unable to attend school due to self-isolation. Children are not expected to carry out work at home if they are unwell. Please do not carry out the work as additional home learning (homework) as the work is based on what we do in school.

Gainsborough Class Remote Learning will be uploaded to Tapestry when needed. Tapestry can be found here:  If you have not yet activated your account please do so as soon as possible or contact us via email:

The use of Tapestry will ensure that all learning your child undertakes at home and in school can be recorded in one place. Photos and videos of children’s learning can be uploaded easily and quickly using Tapestry. Once your child has completed an activity please take a photograph of it and upload it as a new observation. If you wish, you can add a brief explanation of how they got on. I will then be able to provide feedback for you and your child. 

For more information please click here for the Tapestry and Blended Learning Letter 13th October 2020

Our Learning 

During the Summer term we will learning about Growth and Change with a focus on mini-beasts and dinosaurs and after half term we will be exploring Under the Sea.

Please check back here in the coming weeks to find out more. 

Websites to support learning at home: 

Phonics Play

A great website that has a wide range of games to practise reading. 

Oxford Owl

A website with a range of e-books and other resources to support reading. 

Teach Your Monster To Read

For children in Reception they should be able to access Stage 1- First Steps. Some children may be able to access Stage 2-Fun with Words.

Hungry Little Minds 

A DFE website with ideas for parents of activities to do at home with your children. 



Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5EP

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