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Information for parents/guardians
Once again we find ourselves attempting the task of distance learning. As both a teacher and a parent I know how difficult this can be. Please be assured that we are in this together and we are here to help and support you, should you need it.
The new term begins tomorrow Wednesday 6th January. Literacy and Math tasks will be set and we will add some topic related fun tasks for the children to complete also.
Tasks will be set via Seesaw with most tasks available to complete directly onto a template but for other pieces your child will need to complete the work on paper. Directions will be given within each activity.
Video links to White Rose videos will be set here to help you and your child to complete the math activities set. I have also added the activities below as a pdf file. If you have access to a printer and would prefer to make your own hard copies, you can do this and take a photo of the work completed by your child and upload to Seesaw where I, Miss Probert or Miss Vanner or Miss Stephens can provide feedback.
If you have any questions you can contact me via Seesaw.
Parent / Guardian Information
Children are encouraged to wear school uniform at all times and can be purchased from the school supplier – order forms are available from the office.
Your child will either be having school dinners or packed lunch from home. Please see the office if you are having dinners to set up your parent account to choose a meal option and pay online. Please label lunch boxes and drinks.
During these unprecedented times please ensure your child has a snack in their lunch bag as we are unable to provide them.
Preferred snacks include fruit and cereal bars. Something that is easy for the children to peel or unwrap.
Your child will be entitled to a free carton of milk every afternoon.
P.E and Forest Schools
P.E. will take place on Thursday afternoon. Forest Schools will be every other Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child brings wellies on that day.
Your child will need a P.E. kit that is to remain in school for the half term, and will only be sent home when in need of a wash. Your child will need a pair of shorts, T-shirt and a pair of trainers, clearly labelled with their name. P.E. kits should be sent to school in a bag with your child’s name on and will be kept on their peg.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL P.E. KIT HAS YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON IT
Phonics - Read, Write Inc.
The children learn their letter sounds through the Read, Write Inc scheme. Information sheets to support this will be sent home. Please help your child to learn their letter sounds at home as well as in school and encourage them to identify objects beginning with the sounds, e.g. s – snake, sausage.
Children will be encouraged to hold and use pencils and other writing implements correctly. They will start by overwriting patterns and when ready will move onto forming letters.
Please help your child learn to write their name correctly.
Your child will start to learn to count, recognise and write numbers 1-10 and when confident will move onto 1-20 then 1-100. Please encourage your child to count objects at home and learn to recognise and write their numbers. We are using a mastery approach towards number through the White Rose Maths scheme. This means that we will begin the term by focusing on smaller numbers (1-5) in great depth for e.g. investigating one more/ less, number bonds etc
This term's topic is Once upon a time.
Our stories are-
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Watch with your child- You Tube: Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby, Goldilocks and the Three Bears song by Debbie and Friends.
Little Red Riding Hood
The Three Little Pigs
Hansel and Gretel
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Gingerbread Man
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Wednesday Home Learning
Number formation booklets, pencil control packs and Goldilocks home learning tasks have been sent home to be completed over the next few weeks.
Work will be provided either as packs sent home or via Seesaw.
More information on Seesaw will follow soon.