Welcome back to school!!!
We have missed you all so much and I loved seeing you all back at school this Monday.
I thought your learning over the lockdown was fantastic and we are still working on our topic called Once upon a time.
This week and next we are looking at traditional stories from different parts of the world.
We are looking at Stories from the Caribbean with Anansi stories.
Next week we will look at Stories from Africa and Australia.
Then we will look at Jack and the Beanstalk - also growing our own beans as it is Spring now.
In maths we are going to work on numbers beyond ten; counting in 2s and 10s, length and height, bigger and smaller shoes ( looking at the giant’s shoes!).
We had fun dressing up for world book day and we had lots of characters from books and magazines:
Here is Alice in Wonderland and Ben 10.
EYFS – Spring Term
Hello RECEPTION children and parents,
Happy New Year. This will be a different start to 2021 as we start the third national Lockdown. However, learning is still on and happening each day.
Each day we will have three remote lessons – one for literacy, one for maths and one for understanding the world. These are chosen by Miss Prentice from the excellent resource Oak National Academy. Each day there will also be two LIVE HangOuts at 9:30 and 1pm for half an hour. Keep a daily look at Tapestry where staff will post their own recordings of stories and lessons, you can upload your children’s work and receive comments by our staff. Please email us too if you have any wishes. Email email@example.com
Topic: Once upon a time – Traditional tales and stories
We have started our topic this term with one of my yummiest, most favourite stories – The Gingerbread man.
Literacy will be based on this story for 2 weeks.
In week 3 and 4 we will focus on the Three Little Pigs. Check out the great video that Debbie has recorded of this story on Tapestry.
In week 5 we look at stories from around the world, including ones from your different cultures.
And in week 6 we look at the Little red Hen.
In maths we are focussing on drawing numbers as pictures, really consolidating your child’s knowledge, understanding and flexibility.
It is important to get some exercise. If you can go outside remember you need to be 2 metres apart from other people at all times.
I love dancing so I'm so happy to see my favourite dancer Oti is bringing out daily kids dances to learn: Click on the image.
Alternatively this is a PE lesson you can do at home.
Five a day will keep you active too - and I look forward to seeing someone beat me at the routine: Click on the photo.
Welcome to the new school year. We are all very excited about welcoming you to Reception on Monday 7th September 2020. We have been busy making arrangements for the children’s safe return to school and look forward to be seeing you all.
I am your reception teacher Miss Prentice and your Early Years’ Practitioner is Miss Dundon.
Our first topic is called My Favourite Things – a lovely one for everyone to share about their favourite things and important people in their lives. A great getting-to-know-you topic. This is also a chance for the children to learn about their new reception classmates. Friendship and positive relationships are so important in normal times, but even more now after lockdown.
The whole of EYFS will do P.E. lessons Friday mornings 9-10am. For the first term, we ask that your child comes to school on Fridays in their PE kit, including plimsolls/trainers, to better participate in the lessons. They can stay in these more comfortable clothes for the whole day. If you have any questions about this, please see Miss Prentice.
Tapestry – your child’s online learning journal
We use Tapestry to record your child’s learning over the week and the whole year. We publish to your email each Friday afternoon so you can share and relive these learning highlights with your child. Our parents have told us that it provides a great “chatting moment” with their child and bridges school and home better.
Please log in and start this sharing on Friday week 1!
One parents excellent advice is to “download the free app”.
Any questions about this, please see Miss Prentice or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome again to our fabulous community where we all aim high about our children’s curiosity about learning.
Early Years’ Leader and Reception Teacher