Reception

 


  • Meet the staff…

  • Miss Johnson – Teacher

  • Mrs Le – Teacher

     


  • DAILY MESSAGE BULLETIN

    From Mrs Lê & Miss Johnson

    Friday 3rd April

    Happy Friday everyone!

    We have seen some fantastic egg decorating over the last couple of days! Don’t forget you’ve got until Monday (6th April) to share your entries with us. There may be a small treat in store for the best ones!
    Mrs Lê and Louie made their egg this morning. A super ladybird. What will you choose to create?

    Upload them to Tapestry or share on the Facebook group!

    Just over half of you have joined our Facebook group! Great effort!
    Is there anyone else you could invite to join?

    **As you will be aware today is the official start of the Easter holidays. We will not posting our learning menu’s during this time but we would still love to see what you are getting up to. We WILL still be checking in from time to time to offer support and share any lovely ideas we find!**

    Whatever you get up to, have fun and stay safe!

    Thursday 2nd April 

    Attention boys and girls! 

    We mentioned in our Facebook Group – West View Reception Class, that we would normally be holding our annual egg decorating competition this week. We are very sad that this cannot go ahead due to current circumstances.

    Therefore, we invite you to upload pictures of your decorated eggs on Tapestry or in the Facebook Group by Monday 6th April! 

    We are very EGG-xcited to see you creations 🙂 

    Love Mrs Lê and Miss Johnson

     

    Wednesday 1st April

    Good morning everyone,

    We are already halfway though the week, wow, it’s gone fast hasn’t it?

    Did you see that we have created a Facebook group especially for Reception class?
    We would love to get as many parents on there as possible to continue to share ideas and information 🙂
    Please like and share with other parents!

    Big shout out the these children who have been working super hard this week…
    Finley-using the Endless numbers app and getting some fab scores on his spelling tests!
    (If you would like to try some spelling tests of your own just ask!)
    Harleen- making her own bookmark, just like Mrs Haylock shared on Facebook!
    Roary- creating super repeated patterns!
    Amelia S – working on long and short in her maths!
    Isabel – super addition, subtraction and shape work!
    Emily- fantastic wild animal fact file! She chose a bear and lion to write about. What will you choose?

    Keep Smiling 🙂

    Tuesday 31st March 

    Happy Tuesday 🙂

    Have you made a start choosing an activity from our Home Learning Menu yet? Mrs Lê chose to make a fact file all about her favourite animal – giraffes! 

    Did you know that giraffes are the tallest mammal in the world? And that they go to sleep standing up!

    We can’t wait to hear about the other wonderful facts you find out about wild animals.

    Have a great day. 

    Love Mrs Lê and Miss Johnson

     

     

    Monday 30th March

    Good morning everybody!

    We hope you all had a lovely weekend whatever you got up to. At the moment the weekends feels very similar to the weekdays, don’t you think? We would love to see some of the things you got up to in order to keep you all entertained.
    Miss Johnson and her girls baked cakes and indulged in lots of shows on Netflix!

    Mrs Le is part of the skeleton staff in school today but she will be looking forward to catching up on all of your hard work when she next checks in!

    This week we are introducing our first ‘Learning Menu’ to you all.
    The idea of this menu is to provide a variety of activities that you can choose from to be completed across the whole week. You can complete them in any order and as many times as you wish. You can also adapt any of the activities where you see fit!

    We will still be on hand to provide help and support and also challenge pupils where needed.

    We can’t wait to see how you all get on!

    A special message from Mrs Haylock…

    Dear all parents and carers,
    As we begin our second week of ‘different’ schooling I thought I would drop a short message to reach as many of you as possible.

    As headteacher, balancing what’s best for your children with the welfare of my own children, I totally understand and can appreciate how difficult this week has been.

    Whether you have worked from home, home schooled, been a key worker on the front line or just enjoyed an extra week with your children at home, I hope you’re all staying safe. There is no one size fits all approach to this terrifying situation that we find ourselves in; one day may look totally different to the next, but our biggest aim is to ensure that your children still feel a part of our school community and we will offer support in any way we can.

    Your priority must be the health and safety of your family. Any ‘schooling’ or ‘education’ comes second to that and we will be the first to advise you of that. However, for those children still craving some normality and wanting to continue their learning we will continue to offer this advice;

    – as we say in school, read, read, read…reading opens the doors to so many possibilities and whether they read alone, to a sibling or listen to you read, any reading will be beneficial
    – we will continue to post challenges / check any work through online means – tapestry, dojo, class pages and seesaw
    – the work books we sent home offer alternative learning
    – a range of art, Science, PE, music links and resources have been shared on our school Facebook page and on many of our website class pages
    – activities you may do as a family are just as important, if not more so, than typical schooling; baking together, enjoying the garden or the one walk a day (whilst practising social distancing of course!), playing board games, talking, playing

    There is still a lot of uncertainty around how long these current arrangements will last for. What we do know with certainty is that the Government advice of #stayhomestaysafe is paramount and throughout this time, and when we do return to school, we will continue to support you all as we have done previously.

    If you do need anything, please do not hesitate to contact us,
    Thankyou,
    Mrs Haylock

    Dear all children,
    I hope that you have all enjoyed your extra week at home? If we were still in school, altogether, I’d be looking to do an assembly to talk through what is happening right now as I imagine a lot of you have some worries.
    Please remember that having questions and worries is perfectly normal and a lot of grown ups currently feel the same.
    We do not know how long we need to be off school for, but we do know, that for the majority of children, being at home is the best and safest thing for now to try and help stop the spread of the virus. We need to all, #stayhomestaysafe.
    All staff in school are missing you lots! If you send your teachers messages through class dojo, Tapestry or Seesaw they would love to hear from you and will try their very best to reply!
    We’d like to see what you’ve been up to so even if being at home feels different to being in school, you will still be learning – maybe you have done some measuring when you’ve baked, or learnt something about animals from your reading – share it with us and even if you don’t manage to do anything else today, please do some reading!

    It’s important that you stay fit, healthy and smiley while you’re off school so that when we do return to school we can continue to have lots of fun – please will you do that for me? I hope so!

    So for now, until we can be back in school, enjoy some extra time with your family, stay safe and enjoy whatever you get up to!

    Keep smiling,
    From Mrs Haylock

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Home Learning

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    Here are some useful website links to support your child’s learning at home. 

    http://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years

    FREE ACCESS CODE: UKTWINKLHELPS

    http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

    (PHASE 2 & 3 FOR RECEPTION)

     

    www.spellingshed.com

    (ALL CHILDREN HAVE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL LOG-IN – PLEASE CONTACT CLASS TEACHER IF YOU REQUIRE ANY SUPPORT WITH THIS)

     

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

     

     

     

     

     

  • PE

    PE

    PE is on a Thursday. Children need a white or school t shirt, black shorts and gym shoes or trainers.

    PE bags can be left on pegs ready for the sessions. They will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed.

    Please ensure all clothing is clearly labelled.

     

    Physical Development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

    Suggested Activities:

    • Allow your child to practice being more independent. For example, dressing themselves without help, learning to put their own coat on and fastening it up etc.
    • Play games with your child that involve taking turns e.g pair, snap, board games etc.
    • Play pretend shops using food or toys etc. from your house. Play the role of customer or shop keeper, modelling the vocabulary that these people would use in real life.
    • Do arts and craft activities that involve cutting and sticking. 
    • Make playdough together (If you Google ‘Dough Disco’ on YouTube there are lots of fun activities to do with the playdough)
    • Go on a Spring Walk – looking for signs of Spring.
    • Play outside with your child e.g throwing and catching a ball, go on a bike or a scooter ride.

     

     

     

     


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    Reading Books

    When each child is ready, they will be allocated a reading book.

    Initially this may be a Talk About’ book with no words alongside ‘SATPIN’ sound cards that should be used to build words.
    This will progress onto a school reading book and a second ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book.

    Please ensure that all reading resources are bought to school each day.
    Levelled Books will be changed every Monday and ‘Reading for Pleasure’ books will be changed every Wednesday.

    Please attempt to read with your child a minimum of twice a week for at least 5- 10 minutes. After each read please record in your child’s reading record  in order for them to earn certificates for their hard work.

  • Tapestry

    In Early Years we record all children’s achievements on Tapestry, an online learning journal.
    Through this website/app you can see pictures and videos of the things that your child gets up to whilst in school.
    You can also upload things from home too-from an excellent attempt at homework to a day out at the park!
    Look for the logo above when downloading the app to your phone or tablet.

    If you are having problems, speak to any EY’s staff member-we are happy to help!

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  • Helping your child at home…

     

  • In our phonics lessons we learn the individual sounds that each letter makes when it is in a word.

    To the right are the sound mats showing the sounds that your child has been learning.
    If you want to practise these at home, checking that your child can identify the sound, that would be great.

    If you are unsure of any sounds our staff will be more than happy to help.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Another way to help is to check that your child can recognise numbers from 0-20.

    Why not question them about numbers in the environment?

     

     

     

     

    Practise some pencil control with your child by drawing shapes and patterns or writing numbers or letters.

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