Snacks

Hello, unfortunately due to being in lock down we aren’t able to get fruit deliveries for snack time. If you wish your child to have a snack please can you bring a piece of fruit or something healthy in their bags. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Maths with Parents

A huge well done to the following 7 students for completing all of the activities set on maths with parents in the Autumn term, this is brilliant work! Congratulations maths super stars!!!

Isabel B
Tommy
Lucia
Alex D
Bobby 
Alexander H
Cristina  

If you child is not in school you should have received an email containing their certificate.

Home Learning

Google Classroom
On google classroom we will be scheduling the days work for your child to access, you will find these in the classwork tab. Each day there will be a phonics, maths and wider curriculum activity. These will be a mixture of pre recorded sessions by the Reception class teachers and videos from other educational sources which we use in school ie. Read Write Inc. These learning activities will be mirrored in school, ensuring all children in school or at home have the opportunity to access the same learning experiences. Please don’t worry if you don’t complete all of the activities, we completely understand that you are trying to juggle lots at home. 

If you could please upload a few pictures of your child’s learning each week onto google classroom then we can monitor children’s learning and provide feedback and praise. If you have any questions regarding the activities please you can leave a comment on google classroom, we can monitor this throughout the day at school.

Check-ins
From Tuesday 12th January we hope to have a brief ‘virtual check in’ every morning at 9.10am via Zoom. We hope you will be able to join us but we completely understand if it is difficult, we can check in with you in different ways. Please keep an eye on the google classroom for the zoom link.

Reading books
We will continue to send home reading books and assign pages to your child’s reading booklets for those children in school. For those children not in school, please email us and you can arrange to pick them up from the school gate at a quiet time. It will be nice to see you too! 

Finally, please remember that we are here to support you and your children at this extremely difficult time. Please do get in contact if you need any extra support or if you have any questions or concerns.

Many thanks,
The EYFS team

Home Learning

This term’s topic is ‘It’s Freezing!’ We will basing our wider curriculum on this topic. Here are some suggested activities for this and then next week we will be hoping to move on to Google Classrooms. We are waiting to see how many children will be in school to help us with organise the distance learning for next week, please bear with us.

Read, Wite, Inc

Here are some videos linked to Read, Wite, Inc which follows the same format that we use in school.

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/FwaKQM9H/TblQWeAj

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/JBZp5bud/Gt8p5vOf

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ta2SLfpe/xu23cuav

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/fFnJox9F/bZAhZICX

Maths

We have updated maths with parents with new videos

Your child might want to order the numbers and find one less and one more. Challenge – parent can make number cards 11-20 and can children recognise and order these.

Choose two number cards at random, ask which is the higher/lower number. Check by counting to see
which number comes first. Choose another number card. Who has the higher number and has won?

Suggested activities for topic

PE – Go for a winter walk, play in the garden, go out on your scooter

Topic – Draw a Winter scene, what can you see? Snowman, Snow flakes, Winter tree – if you have materials create a collage. e.g. cotton wool, glitter then you could add this to the picture.

RE- Can you draw a special person in your life and say why they are special to you, e.g. my grandma is special to me because she is very kind and caring.

Any questions, please do get in contact.

Many Thanks, Miss Oliver

Nativity

The KS1 Nativity will be emailed out to parents today, if your child has a sibling in school then you will be able to access it from their google classroom.

We hope you enjoy it! Many thanks, Miss Oliver 🙂

Home Learning

Hello,

We hope you have had a restful weekend and are starting to feel festive (despite the restrictions!).

As we would have been in school today and tomorrow, we are uploading some videos that your children might like to try. We also provided a festive activity pack on Friday that your child might like to start working through. Please don’t worry if your child wasn’t there on the Friday as we will provide some activities below.

The last few days of term usually involve the children getting to watch the KS1 and KS2 nativity which we hope to upload as soon as they are ready in the next couple of days. On top of this, we have also put together a virtual carol service which we can’t wait for you to watch. The children look so sweet and all tried so hard.

Reception Reading Videos

The first videos are the sounds sh, ng, nk, ch, th and qu and are what we call special friends in school (2 or more letters that make one sound). These are generally the ones the children find the trickiest so it would be good to recap them. The children also have booklet 1 and 2 to practice all their sounds and it would be worth working through these to check that they are confident with all the others.

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/kY6SpzK2/W55zohjF sh

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/EAU8TnHA/Y3gGoAx7 ng

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/KfNcN5vU/NRj4FpYk nk

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ElPU4tEj/VGI3V0td ch

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/wAMpqnfv/9zqG8cpu th

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/L0C8K2ws/9Wqkrc5K qu

Below are some links to word reading videos.

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/6JCS5mU6/JvBxIH6l 1.2

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/k2asYL89/9zNV6aTh 1.3

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/1uIvCjZe/E6boi1S7 1.4

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/1uIvCjZe/E6boi1S7 1.5

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/5h4IZhkd/FMQzoJsh 1.6

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/0BKxq0j6/AQJqP6Ig 1.7

If you’re child is struggling to read the words for example saying m – a – t and then saying frog then there are some videos below that will help them with this skill.

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ShHlmlAi/LMYW5yIl 3

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/jzAysWpU/R6EBnsON 4

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/XvmgNe47/e62gW7Ix 5

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/cl7oTMam/rJG8WNMc 6

Finally, here are some tricky red words videos

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/vZkSdr33/Jq1X6GqG 1

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/QVTida9Q/t0K95BYd 2

We’ve provided a lot of videos so that you have a range to choose from. We do not expect you to use them all. Also, if you would be prefer to focus on the reading booklets and Ditty booklets that your child has brought home instead that’s absolutely fine.

We will also add a new maths with parents video.

Please don’t feel like you need to complete all the activities. We are providing a range of things so that you have different options.

Wishing you a restful holiday and that you and your family stay healthy over this time. Merry Christmas! 🙂

Merry Christmas

Here are a few photos from some of the Christmas festivities we have had in school, despite all of the challenges we have tried our very best to make Christmas a special time for the children. They have had lots of fun in school and have really enjoyed celebrating together.

We would like to say a huge thank you for your lovely gifts, cards and wishes this Christmas, it is so very appreciated! As always I would like to thank you for all of your support and cooperation at such uncertain times. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy healthy 2021. I hope you all get to spend some quality time with your loved ones over the Christmas break. See you all on Wednesday 6th January.

Many thanks, Miss Oliver and Mrs Mannion 🙂 xx

Christmas notices

Tomorrow is our school Christmas dinner the choices are;
Red Christmas roast diner
Green vegetarian roast dinner

There will be no choice of sandwiches or jacket potatoes, so if your child normally has this then please bring a pack-lunch.

Tomorrow is a non uniform/Christmas jumper day, we will be having a Christmas party in the afternoon with some Christmas games and dancing.

Thursday and Friday the children can wear a Christmas jumper to school.

I have a few things for the children to bring home tomorrow so it would be really useful if you could put a carrier bag in their school bag.

Finally, I put Christmas cup orders and calendars in the children’s bags today, please check when you get home as I don’t want them to get broken.

Many thanks, Miss Oliver!!

Reports

I have put your child’s report in their bag today so please check when you get home. I hope you enjoy reading them and looking at some of the brilliant learning they have done this term.

Today we enjoyed lighting another new Candle in our Advent Liturgy counting down until the birth of Jesus. The children enjoyed helping me to re tell the Christmas story and we spoke about our advent promises. Here are some photos of our past Liturgies.