A huge WELL DONE to all of the children in Early Years for a very successful Wheelathon this morning! All of the children tried their best and persevered even when feeling tired and managed to complete an impressive 10 laps of the playground! We are so proud of all of the children, they worked incredibly hard and cheered each other on too. A massive thank you to all of the parents, carers, other relatives and family friends for your incredible and very generous support. It means so much and will enable us to make huge enhancements to our Early Years garden.
Important information about this term
Children have been learning about the meaning of Easter to Christians. Included in this was exploring the meaning of an Easter garden and how this relates to the Easter story. The children really enjoyed making their own Easter gardens and all made sure they had the three key features; a tomb, a rock and a cross. Afterwards, we went to have a look at the larger Easter garden outside of the church and the children were able to identify these three key features that were included in theirs.
I have attached a weekly overview for Class 1's Home Learning during this lockdown period. This will give you an overview of the different learning activities that will be set each day. You will still receive a daily memo on Tapestry giving the full details of the day's learning. I fully appreciate that each and every family have different circumstances - access to technology, other children at home, own working commitments etc, which is why I have not specified times for which the activities should be carried out. Please also be aware that this learning is a guide and the amount completed each day will vary for a number of reasons and that is ok. Whilst it would be great for children to complete as much home learning as they (and you) are happy and able to do, ensuring that they (and you) are happy and not over-worked/stressed is much more important. In other words, please just do your best and that will be great. I would suggest making phonics a priority though as this is a fundamental part of children's learning and the cornerstone of developing their reading and writing skills.
The government have asked us to ensure that families are engaging with us each day whilst at home and that every day we need to do some sort of a 'registration'. For us, this will just mean giving a 'thumbs up' (like) or a comment to the daily Home Learning memos I send on Tapestry. Therefore, please ensure you do this on a daily basis. Children that are eligible to come into school will also be completing the same Home Learning as their peers at home. If children are coming into school on a part-time basis, they are expected to engage with the Home Learning via Tapestry on the days they are not in. Please contact me if you have any further questions about this.
Each day at 2:15, we will have a 'Together Time' meeting via Zoom. This will be a chance for children to see each other, the grown ups in school and share any learning/work they have done throughout the day (if they wish). Also one child each day will be able to do a 'Show & Tell' - I have attached a separate rota for this to this memo. Some children will be showing things at home, others might be showing something from school if their allocate slot is at a time when they are in.
We will also continue to have a daily story-time uploaded onto Tapestry by an Early Years member of staff.
As always, if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for your continued support and commitment.
Mrs Wilford & Mrs Peck
The Tapestry website is now back up and running! Therefore, please continue to refer there for Home Learning, messages and stories. Staff can be contacted via Tapestry, or by emailing us using the details below.
Thank you once again for your continued support in these difficult times.
Mrs Wilford - [email protected]
Miss Moore - [email protected]
Mrs Eggerton - [email protected]
Mrs Peck - [email protected]
Keeping in touch - Monday 5th January
Welcome to Class 1 2020~21
What we are learning this half term
Children in Need Day
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An insight to Phonics in Reception. (From our Phonics Meeting on 15.10.20)
Take a look at what we will be learning this term...
Our weekly 'Chatter Letters' so far
Important internet safety update 28/05/20
W/C: 18th May 2020
I hope you are all keeping happy and safe at home. It was so great to see lots of you during our Zoom chat on Thursday! Please see Tapestry for the details of our next Zoom meeting, as well as the Home Learning challenges for this week.
I have heard from Farmer Pete and he tells me that the chicks are doing really well and are all very happy indeed. He sent me a little video clip, but unfortunately it won't me upload it onto our website, although I have managed to upload some still pictures instead. I think you'll agree, they are look very content and have grown quite a bit. They are also looking leaner and longer now as opposed to the rounded, fluffier version we last saw!
Have a great week everyone and I look forward to keeping in touch over the week through Tapestry.
Bye for now!
The chicks have now moved to their 'forever home', which is a farm in Malvern, run by Farmer Pete. They are doing really well and Farmer Pete has reported that they are happily cheeping away and getting bigger already!
As usual, please remember to check out this week's Home Learning Challenges on Tapestry. If you have any queries, please get in touch through Tapestry or by emailing me on [email protected]
Have a great week and Mrs Peck and I will look forward to seeing some of the super learning you are doing at home on Tapestry.
The chicks are a couple of days old now and are very happy in their new home. They spend their time eating, drinking and sleeping as well as looking very cute of course!
The brown chicks are girls and the yellow chicks are boys. How many do we have of each? How many are there altogether?
Can you think of a good name for any of the chicks? Have a go at writing your ideas down - I'd love to see them, so please post them onto Tapestry.
The chicks have hatched!
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or would like any further advice in how best to support your child's learning at home in phonics or any other area.
Here is some more information about the free, daily online phonics lessons.
Welcome back everyone into the new summer term! I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and haven't eaten too much chocolate!
Our new topic this term is 'Bugs' and lots of the Home Learning Challenges will based around this, or you may want to delve a little deeper and embark upon a bug project of your own.
Thank you once again for all of the pictures and comments you are posting onto Tapestry. It is always such is great way for us to communicate together, especially during this difficult time. Home Learning Challenges are set for Class 1 Monday to Friday during term time and are communicated via the 'Memo' feature. You should also receive a notification each time a new memo is posted.
Please continue to message me via Tapestry or alternatively I can be contacted via email on [email protected]
Keep up the great work everyone and keep safe.
Hello to all of Class 1 and their families,
Hopefully you are all receiving the Home Learning Challenges via the Tapestry memos. It would be really great if you could please upload photos/video of your child of your child completing their challenges or indeed, any other fun leaning they are doing at home. Please remember to email me during school hours if you have any queries at all on [email protected]
Early Years Online Resources
A poem to share with children during this difficult time...
Good Morning Everyone!
Please have a look at the online safety pack below that would be beneficial (and fun) for you to do with your child, especially as lots of us may be using the internet much more at the moment.
Check out the fantastic White Rose website for some great maths-based learning activities you can try at home...
I hope you are all keeping well and safe at home; these are very strange times for us all indeed. I hope that you are finding the home learning packs useful and they are giving you lots of ideas for you to try with your own children at home. If you have any queries, or would like to share anything with me about your child, I can be contacted during school hours by email on [email protected]
As the weather looks to be good for the rest of the week, it would be great for children to get outdoors if they have access to a garden at home. Can they draw a picture of 5 things that they can find in their garden? This can be flowers, garden toys, creepy crawlies and more! Can they have a go at writing a label for each of the things they have drawn using their phonics? They could try making a repeating pattern with things they find outside - e.g. stone, leaf, stone, leaf etc. Maybe they can build a home for creepy crawlies or if they prefer, maybe a fairy or pixie den?
It would be great if you could post any pictures/notes onto your child's Tapestry account to show the learning they are doing at home.
Please also remember to try and read every day if possible - this can mean hearing your child read and/or them reading to you. This is one of the most important things of all that you can do to support their learning.
Take care everyone & stay positive.
Learning guidance for parents whose children will have to stay home because of Coronavirus.
A huge WELL DONE to Class 1 for the 'Young Writer's recognition they received after entering a riddle writing competition. The children each wrote a super riddle describing something of their choosing based using their senses. For example:
I look sparkly white.
I smell like carrots and coal.
I sound crunchy.
I feel icy cold.
What am I?
Each child has received a certificate and will all have their riddles published as a result! Permission letters have already gone home to families about this.
Well done Class 1, we are all so proud of you. You are already achieving great things at the the start of your writing journey - continue to shine and reach for the stars!
A visit from a doctor
We were really lucky to be visited by Dr Fincher today. He talked to the children in Early Years about the role of a doctor and how they help people when they are poorly. Dr Fincher also talked to us about the importance of washing hands to help us keep healthy and 'bug-free'. This was supported by a super demonstration involving Mrs Eggerton and lots of green glitter! Dr Fincher brought in some of his medical equipment for the children to have a closer look at and learn about how it is used. A huge thank you to Dr Fincher and of course to Iris, who let us borrow her daddy. The children in EYFS had a great time and learnt a lot about being a doctor.
World Book Day 2020
Well done to all of the children in Class 1 for making such a fantastic effort to dress up as their favourite book character.
Children in Need 2019
Children had lots of fun whilst raising money for Children in Need this year. We enjoyed making Pudsey Bear hats, spotty painting and baking and decorating spotty cakes - all whilst wearing our pyjamas! That you to everyone for their generous donations.
Phonics Information for Parents
Cursive letter formation guide with Percy Pencil
Welcome to Class One!
Where learning is an adventure...