Teacher email addresses:
Mrs Harris - Sweet Chestnut
Mrs Reay and Mrs Baker - Horse Chestnut
Mrs Flack - Maple
Reception and Year 1 Weekly Update
Thursday 1st April 2021
What a very different term! Thank you very much for supporting your children on the full return to school.
Tuesday 20th April
On the first Tuesday back, please order your child a school packed lunch. This will be one of the roll options for that day. To help launch our new topic, we are going to take the children to the field for a picnic. If you have already booked a hot school lunch, then that order has been cancelled to enable you to book a roll. Please do not send in any food from home, thank you!
Sun cream and sun hats
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to apply sun cream to the children this year, although we realise the children will still need to be protected. We would ask that you apply sun cream to your child first thing in the morning, preferably with a high factor cream that lasts all day. If you feel your child is particularly sensitive to the sun then please apply cream in the morning and provide a named trigger spray bottle of sun cream that they can apply themselves in the afternoon. Please try to ensure they have practised rubbing the cream in themselves.
Your child will also need a named sun hat, ensure they continue to wear shoes they can run in and do up themselves (not open toed shoes), and t shirts with their shoulders covered.
Please do not send your child to school with sunglasses unless they are prescription glasses.
We have emailed all parents with a time and day that we will phone you after the Easter Holidays to discuss your child. Please let us know as soon as possible, if you are unable to receive a call on that day.
The Year 1 children have been comparing length and height. The Year R children have been estimating and comparing with numbers to 20. They have been using two 10 frames to help them.
Year 1 Numbots
Please continue to use Numbots to help your child to develop their maths skills. Regular short sessions are most beneficial.
Regular reading at home has a big impact on children’s reading ability so please make this a priority. Please read at home for 5-10 minutes regularly. We would like children to read at home at least 5 times per week. If your child is reading Lilac books, then at least 3 sessions per week please.
We can only send 2 reading books home over the Easter holidays so please use Oxford Owl and the library to supplement their reading books.
For details on how to receive an Easter bag, a selection of books as well as opening times for Bude Library, please see the parent newsletter.
Oxford Owl account
Please look out for your child’s log in details to access their allocated Read Write Inc books on Oxford Owl. This will be stuck into their yellow reading log (either inside the front cover or inside the back cover). After Easter the children will be allocated specific Read Write Inc books to read at home alongside their coloured reading books. You will receive a text when your child has been allocated their book which they can then read online.
Thank you very much for all the support you have given to your child this term with their learning. Have a lovely holiday - we are looking forward to seeing the children refreshed for the summer term. Keep safe!
The R/1 team
Learning for Day 1 of Isolation
Here are some activities for your child to complete on their first day of isolation.
Please only do this with your child if they are well enough to do so. Thank you!
Play a board game together
Choose from the following games:
Mental Maths Train: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train
Caterpillar Ordering https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering
Helicopter Rescue https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue
Play a game together.
Choose from the following games:
Underwater Counting https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting
Ladybird Spots https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots