Welcome back to school everyone.
It's time for a fresh start, and the classroom staff are really eager to help the children have fun and learn again. My name is Mrs Barford and I am the lucky teacher of this class. Mrs Huyton is our full time Teaching Assistant, and we also enjoy sessions with Miss Fort and Mrs Blackman.
Our class email is:
Our email is a great way to share what your children have done at home with the class. Please send photos or messages when you wish, we would love to see them. Also if your child is at home isolating, this email is a great way to contact staff to check which maths and english we are currently working on, so you can then complete the same lessons at home. Just send a brief message and we will try to help you as much as possible.
Useful class information....
Our class P.E day is Wednesday. Children can keep their kit at school. It would help if ear-rings are left at home on this day.
Reading books will be brought home each day. Please hear your child read as often as you can, as those who read at home make much faster progress across the curriculum.
Spelling homework will be sent home on Fridays. Your child will have a little test on them the following Friday.
Water bottles can be brought to school each day. Please make sure they are labelled with names.
Could you please ensure all items of clothing are named. Children can get very upset if they cannot identify their own things.
Keep checking this web page,it will be updated regularly with news of what we have been up to in class.
If your child is worried about something, or you have a concern about your child, or need more information about something, please do come and speak to us. We will do what we can to help. The best time to catch us is as you drop off your child in the morning. After school is fine too, but please wait till the other children have been collected safely. You can also ring school and leave a message and we will call you back.
Information to help your child if they are isolating at home.
Fingers crossed we hope this year will go more smoothly than the last, but realistically there may be times when certain children, or even whole class bubbles, may have to isolate at home because of Covid 19. Any of the activities you are able to complete at home will be beneficial to your child, so please don't worry if you're doing it perfectly. Just reading a story each day would be amazing ( especially if your child is feeling unwell). Below we will add the blocks of work we are currently learning in class for you to use at home if your child is absent from school. There will also be worksheets available from school for those who do not have access to online resources. Please email, or ring the office, and we will put the worksheets in a folder for you to collect at home time the following day.
Below you will find a variety of resources which we regularly use in school to help you with home schooling.The maths consists of teaching videos and matching worksheets. The English will be a range of activities that follow what we are doing in school this term. Purple Mash is an excellent resource and covers many aspects of the curriculum. Apps like Doodle maths and Numbots are very useful when you wish your child to work independently, and the Oxford Owls and Phonics Play websites are great for reading.
Block 1: Traditional Tales
Below is a selection of activities based around this traditional story. They resemble what we will learn in school, and hopefully will make it easy for the children to complete the tasks with a little support at home.
In school we often use the resources from a scheme called White Rose Maths. Follow the link below to their website, and this will give you access to our home learning videos. Your child can watch these (they will need to do this with support from an adult ), and then the pdf's below are worksheets that your child can then complete. Email to check which lesson we are currently learning.
Useful websites for home learning:
This is great for access to lots of reading books that we use in school, plus lots more activities too.
Purple Mash is great. Your child can have fun creating their own games, writing stories, creating artwork etc really independently. It has videos to help you to learn what to do.
Numbots will develop your child's maths skills well.
BBC Bitesize has a range of videos to keep your child learning across the curriculum.
The Doodle website is fantastic, and gives access to maths and english activities.