Each week, Miss Tanner will upload our blended learning activities on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. This is so that children attending school on Wednesday and Thursday cannot complete the activities beforehand and so that children still learning at home have access to the activities around the same time as their peers in school.
If you need additional activities, please email Miss Tanner. There is also a 'transition booklet' (please see below) which you can complete over the next three weeks ready for your new teacher in September.
There will be a weekly plan shared with you which includes literacy, numeracy, personal and social (PSE), and topic based tasks. There will also include examples of support that you can provide your child with if they find the task challenging and examples of extensions if your child found the activity comfortable.
Again, please contact Miss Tanner if you have any questions or concerns and we can arrange a phone call or meeting after school.
I really look forward to seeing everyone again and I hope that everyone is still safe and well!
MARCH 2020-JULY 2020
Shw mae, Derbyn a Blwyddyn Un! Hello, Reception and Year One!
I hope that you are all safe, well and happy – and enjoying this time at home with your loved ones!
ActiveLearn - Abacus and Bug Club (you need your login details to access this site)
Top Marks Maths Games - Great for practising number, money, shape, measure and problem solving skills
Topmarks Literacy Games and Practice - Great games and activities to practise phonics, punctuation, words and spellings, reading and stories
BBC bitesize - Guides and videos for all subjects
Literacy games and activities - Words and spellings, grammar and punctuation, texts and stories
Maths games and activities - Number, shape, data, measure and problem solving activities
Learning and Experiences
Circus Visit - September 2019
To begin our 'Happiness' topic, we discussed what makes us happy and different activities we enjoy. Then, we were visited by the circus! They showed us different skills to teach and share with others and we thoroughly enjoyed!
The children have learned about the purpose of farms and what foods they can supply. We then discussed the importance of healthy eating and tried a variety of fruit and vegetables before sorting and describing them.
We also compared farming in South America to farming in Britain, and learned about how cocoa is harvested. For the Harvest Supper, we decided to combine fruit farmed in Britain and chocolate farmed in South America.... to make chocolate fruit skewers! We learned that you must use heat (from a microwave) to melt chocolate into a liquid, and how you must use a cold temperate (from a fridge) to turn the chocolate into a solid again.
For the Christmas fair, we consolidated our understanding of materials can change states by melting and cooling chocolate again. We learned about traditional Christmas puddings, before creating our own recipe using rice krispies, maple syrup, chocolate and icing. We designed advertising posters and wrote down the recipe.
Baa Baa Bethlehem - Foundation Phase Concert 2019
The Foundation Phase all worked extremely hard together to rehearse their lines, create dances and learn songs in able to perform their Christmas concert in front of their teachers, peers and families. Their efforts were evident - it was a fantastic show and a lovely ending to our first term!
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda, pawb!