Playing & Learning at Home
Thank you for checking our website and allowing us to share some ideas and tips to try at home during these challenging times.
We understand that your first priority is making sure your family is safe, healthy and happy. The home learning suggestions we include here are additional to what you are already providing and you are under no obligation to complete any of them within a particular time period. Please do what you can, when you can, and enjoy spending time together.
Advice for Families
Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated etc.
Respond to your child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention.
Provide some facts about what has happened, explain what is going on now and give them clear information about how to reduce their risk of being infected by the disease in words that they can understand depending on their age.
Children need adults’ love and attention during difficult times. Give them extra time and attention. Remember to listen to your children, speak kindly and reassure them. If possible, make opportunities for the child to play and relax.
Keep to regular routines and schedules as much as possible, or help create new ones in a new environment, including school/learning as well as time for safely playing and relaxing.
Wash your hands regularly and talk about good hygiene practices. Most importantly: STAY AT HOME. Avoid organising play dates and ensure your child observes social distancing principles as best you can. The more we work together, the quicker we can overcome this and get back to school!
Remember children in reception learn best through...
“Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and, Creating and thinking critically”
Click >>here<< to download a copy of Development Matters
Guidance material that supports teachers in the EYFS
We miss seeing your friendly faces and can't wait for school to start again! In the meantime, we will aim to update our website weekly, with ideas and projects to keep your children happy, healthy and learning!
As always, thank you for your ongoing support!
Mrs Taylor-Prior, Miss Way and Mrs Jensen
Mrs Taylor-Prior Miss Southgate Miss Carey
Miss Way Miss Eaves Mrs Preece
Please ensure your child is in class ready to start their learning by 8:55 am.
Please also remember to bring your boomerang folder daily!
Important Dates for your Diary
Monday 2nd March & Wednesday 4th March
Please make an appointment to meet with your child's teacher on these dates!
We are looking forward to meeting with you!
Thursday 5th March - World Book Day
Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character!
We invite you to show off your baking skills and create large or small cakes that represent books.
There will be prizes for the best ones! We will then sell the cakes at break time to students, to go towards books and literacy in school.
Friday 13th March- SPORT RELIEF!
LOCAL WALK - Jacqson Diego Story Emporium
All students in Nursery and Year 2 and above, will receive a £1 World Book Day voucher after the half term. These can be exchanged for one of the specially chosen titles or £1 off a purchase of a book. Reception and Year 1 will be using their voucher on a local walk to the Jackson Diego Story Emporium on the London Road during w/c 16th March to select one of the World Book Day Books of their choice and take part in a story telling event.
Please let your class teacher know if you can join us!
Wednesday 18th March - School Photos
Please order your child's lunch a week before using the 'SCHOOL GATEWAY' App.
Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for all weather. In Reception, we value the learning that happens inside and outside of the classroom and enjoy all seasons.
Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled!
We would like to invite you to take part in our half termly learning projects this year.
These hands-on 'mini' projects will give your child an opportunity to explore the world around them in a fun and exciting new way. Most importantly, your child will have the opportunity to work alongside their favourite teacher... YOU!
This year, your child will be taking part in a daily Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phonics session.
This is a very successful programme that will enable your child to read and write independently and confidently. Each day your child will learn a new sound and will be taught how to put these sounds together to read words. They will also practice writing these letters and gain the knowledge and skills to write words and simple sentences independently.
Week 1: m a s d t
Week 2: i n p g o
Week 3: c k u b f
Week 4: e l h sh r
Week 5: j v y w th
Week 6: z ch qu x ng/nk.
Your child has been given a Home Learning Book with the sounds they have already been taught. Please help your child by hearing, saying and writing the new sounds. You can also help by reading and practicing words that contain the new sounds. Please ensure your child's Red Home Learning Book is returned daily. If you have any questions about your child's home learning, don't hesitate to ask one of the reception teachers.
Click the link below to watch a video about how to help your child with sound blending:
HELPING MY CHILD WITH SOUND BLENDING << Click here!
Have you been on to access Teach Your Monster to Read? This will help your child learn their sounds and begin learning how to blend and segment words. Great for beginning readers! Click the picture below to go to the website. You can find your child's login details in their Homework Book.
Barnaby Bear could be coming home with you!
Each week, Barnaby will choose a child to go home with for the weekend. Barnaby loves to go on adventures. If you go to the park or beach, take Barnaby with you - he likes to explore. Barnaby Bear has his very own scrapbook so that you and your child can write about your awesome adventures together. It would be great if you could take some photos also or even draw some pictures. We can't wait to hear all about your time with Barnaby Bear!
We welcome a £1 voluntary contribution towards class
funds each week. This helps with the purchase of
exciting resources for crafts, cooking ingredients and
the funding of special events and end of term celebrations!
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