Welcome to Class R
Teachers - Mrs Lindley, Mrs Dance
Teaching Partners - Mrs Sedgemore, Mrs Smith
On our page you will find class and curriculum information as well as weekly learning reviews. Remember check every week for updates.
Weekly News: 20th March
Although world events have brought a lot of stress, worry and uncertainty this week we have tried to offer routine and support to the children by adapting and carrying on!
Thank you for your kind words and support, it means a lot.
Our class trip became a wonderful treat day within school. The children went on a bear hunt, played games, rolled down grass banks and enjoyed a picnic packed lunch!
Sadly, due to having a pre-existing medical condition, I have had to distance myself from the world a bit, including school. I have found this a very difficult decision to make and have missed the children immensely. The wonderful class R team have stepped in to fill the gap. I did pop in very briefly on Thursday and saw lots of drawing, building, role play, creating with beads, pegs and blocks and even saw a little bit of a show being put on outside on the stage area. The children have also enjoyed some Mother's Day craft and activities. Although I am sure many of your plans have had to change, we wish you all a wonderful weekend celebrating the wonderful caring adults in your lives!
For the foreseeable future we are planning to use Class Dojo to post home learning and share news. Please sign up for this is you haven't yet. You can still post things to your child's Tapestry, we love to see what they get up to at home!
I have had my own 2 girls home since Wednesday and have found it a big change to our normal routines. Please do not panic and think you need to have a strict timetable and be 'teaching' your children all day. To begin I would suggest taking your time to find a balance. We understand a lot of you will need to continue to work from home or make other arrangements for the time being. Allow children time to explore and play, in class R we learn through our play, so join your children in their games - we understand that this will not be possible all the time but take time to talk to them and support their learning when you join them.
We will post some online games, activities and ideas for things to do without the need for a screen to help support your child's continued learning. If you have outside space make the most of dry, sunny days. This week my girls and I found we have a resident newt in our pond! A lot of learning happens in the moment!
Continue to share and read stories. Talk about what you have read, the author and illustrator, look at the titles and any blurb on the back. Use the coloured bookmarks to help with suggested questions. We have posted on Class Dojo about OxfordOwl.co.uk which has many of the reading books we send home online.
Phonics: Phase 3: j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee. igh, oa, oo, ar, or - sounding and blending words containing these, practising writing and actions for each phoneme.
We have also focused on the names of the letters - what we say in the alphabet. We link the letter name (what it is called) to the sound it makes (the phoneme).
This is where to look to find a copy of the home learning menu and any weekly suggestions for learning at home. Remember to read with your child every day and record this in their school planner.
Here is the reading menu for this term. They are for the children to work on at home and in school. If they complete a line or four corners, they get a bookmark/sticker and once they complete a full house they get to choose a book from Mrs Hard's special box. We ask parents to sign to show that they have completed the challenge.
We hope to encourage a wide reading diet and to support the children in reading daily and developing a good stamina for reading in order to complete the whole menu by Easter.