Miss E Fealey Reception Class Teacher
Miss R Marsh Reception Class Teaching Assistant (Monday – Wednesday)
Hello children, parents and carers,
We hope that you are all keeping safe and well and enjoying your time together, best you can.
As the Easter holidays are over, we would usually be starting our new Summer term now. A strange term starting for us all. We are missing you and hope that we can all be together again soon in school.
Below is an overview of what we would normally be covering this term in school and some ideas/tips for things you can do at home so you can carry on with your learning.
Take care and stay safe,
Miss E Fealey
Packs of work are available for collection at the school office – obviously whilst observing social distancing.
Your child’s pack can be collected on Wed 13th May: 10.30 – 12.00 (Reception)
Friday 15th May: 9.00 – 12.00 Nursery/Reception drop in for uncollected packs
Can you and your children find out about VE Day and why we are celebrating it this week?
Maybe you could write about how a child would have felt on VE DAY, or maybe you could draw a picture? Why don’t you try making some Union Jack Bunting together?
Hello again Nursery and Reception,
We hope you are all well and having lots of fun at home with your family. We miss you and are thinking of you all!
It is nearly Easter and normally we would have been retelling the Easter story and taking part in lots of Easter themed art and craft activities. Perhaps you could make an Easter card or paint an Easter themed picture? How many will be taking part in an easter egg hunt around the house or in the garden?
A number hunt is just as fun! Ask you parents / carers to place numbers 1-20 around the house or garden and try to find them all in order.
Parents / Carers,
All nursery and reception parents have now had a text message inviting them to use the EasyPeasy app. I can see that lots of you have been playing the online games and exploring the app so a big well done!
We have attached some fun activities for you to try with your child(ren) at home. Please don’t feel under any pressure to complete lots of activities if it is causing any stress. The main priority is that the children are healthy and happy and are ready to return to learning with a positive mind set when the time comes.
Easter is a time of hope and new beginnings. Let’s hope we’re all back together soon to enjoy lots of new learning and activities!
Miss McIntosh & Miss Fealey
Hello Nursery and Reception!
I hope you are all keeping healthy and washing your hands to keep those germs away!
I’m sure you are all continuing with your pack of work and are doing so well, please keep it up!
Your bonus task for the next week is to take a look in your garden or someone else’s front garden if you go out for your daily exercise. Can you see any beautiful flowers, busy bees or curly caterpillars? Draw and colour what you see in your garden. Parents, feel free to print the template below or use plain paper! Link to template here.
If your little ones are anything like mine they will have already started eating you out of house and home! How about setting up your own tuck shop? My little boy will be given 20p to spend, he will have to choose his own snack and pay for it which will develop his counting skills with real money.
For this activity I am going to give him a bag full of twenty 1p coins and make a pretend price list e.g.
For more ideas to help your child in each of the seven areas of learning and to support your child to achieve their Early Learning Goals, please click on the following links:
- Activities to Try at Home
- Early Learning Goals Parent and Carers Guide
- Lego 30 day challenge
- We use White Rose Maths and they have set up some home learning packs for each year group: Www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
- Classroom Secrets have developed some home learning packs for English & Maths. www.classroomsecrets.co.uk
- PE Challenges Personal Best for Home
EASY PEASEY IS LAUNCHING AND YOU ARE INVITED!
EasyPeasy is a digital service that will send you game ideas, tips, and information to your mobile phone. EasyPeasy games are designed to help build the skills that will prepare your child for school and beyond.
Look out for a text message next week from ‘EasyPeasy’ to your mobile to get started.
Take care and keep a look out for further updates.
Miss McIntosh 😊
From Monday 20th April the BBC Bitesize website will be launching a free daily lesson in core subjects for ages 5-14 combined with programming. The website itself will be expanded with more ideas for lessons and activities for different age groups but there will also be a series of 20 minute lessons for different age groups and subjects every day on BBC iplayer and/or the Red Button. There will also be 10 minute podcasts created for different subjects each day. The bbc.co.uk/teach website is also useful for resources. Further information can be found below.
RWInc are hosting online phonics sessions every morning between 9.30am and 11am. The videos are then available for 24hours.
If your child is in Nursey-Reception they will access the Set 1 sounds phonics sessions.
If your child is in Year 1 or 2 they will access Set 2 – 3 sounds phonics sessions.
The children are very familiar with the sounds they have been learning in school and should be able to tell you which ones they know and where they are up to.
Please find additional information on the Ruth Miskin Website and the videos on the Ruth Miskin YouTube Channel (links below):
Design and technology (DT) prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Follow the link below for some fantastic, age appropriate DT ideas to try at home with your child.
Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired and is something we all have in common. So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, ‘Out of the Ark’ have released seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. They will continue to add new songs and resources over the next few weeks and can be found by following the link below:
Computing activity at home
Below are some web sites for young children to further supplement their learning. Always review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.
- Challenges – Personal Best
- www.busythings.co.uk Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.
- http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm Great site with some free phonics games
- www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/ Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories cbeebies stories and rhymes.
- http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.
- http://www.funwithspot.com/ New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.
- www.sebastianswan.org.uk Books for reading together with links to understanding of the world (good for natural science).
- www.topmarks.co.uk In interactive website with age related maths games.
Please enjoy these activities with your children and we look forward to seeing the children soon.