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At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become , inquisitive, resilient, independent learners. Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all. This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful...Today, tomorrow and in the future

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Whole School Attendance

The schools total attendance is currently at:

95.34% Total

Reception

Wednesday 08.04.20

 

Today we would like you to design your own easter egg. For some inspiration, you could google 'Faberge eggs' and see the beautifully decorated eggs that are housed in some museums. Make them as colourful as you can.

 

There is a template attached below. 

 

You could email your sound maps to yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk for us to take a look. 

Oxford Reading Buddy

07.04.20

 

Well done:

Kaleem (RL)

Rizwan, Muhammad, Rayan, Ibrahim, Yaseen & Amana (RB)

Zulaikha, Hareem, Usman, Aminafoos, Yazan & Amanah (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

Tuesday 07.04.20

 

Every day Miss Bradbury has been taking advantage of the one walk a day guidelines and getting some exercise in the fresh air. 

 

Today, could you take a walk in your local area... and we would like you to create a sound map. You will need a piece of paper or a notebook and a pen. Whenever you hear a noise on your walk write it down or draw a picture. See how many different sounds you can spot... it may be somebody closing their front door, a car, a bus, or a bird singing in the trees. 

 

You could email your sound maps to yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk for us to take a look

Miss Bradbury enjoys a walk...

Still image for this video

Oxford Reading Buddy

06.04.20

 

Well done:

Rizwan (RB)

Zulaikha, Hareem, Usman, Aminafoos & Adam (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

 

Monday 06.04.20

 

Happy Easter!

 

For this week, there will be an Easter activity every day for you to complete. Today, follow the video of Miss Lee to make some chocolate nests. You will need: 

 

  • An easter egg or some bars of chocolate
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 50g butter
  • 70g cornflakes
  • Cupcakes cases 

 

Feel free to send some photos of your chocolate nests to yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk 

 

Happy baking :), don't eat them all at once!

 

Thank you!

 

A huge thank you to Eesa and his family for creating this beautiful card for the staff and children at St. Mary's hospital. 

 

We are so lucky to have such kind and caring children and families at Anglesey. 

Picture 1

Happy Weekend

 

For your fun weekend activity, you could collect some flowers, leaves and grass on your daily walk. Take them home, and lay them out on a piece of paper to make a lovely picture. You could email us a picture of your creation to yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk. 

 

Here's Miss Lee's picture of a forest in the sunshine...

 

As it is now the Easter holidays, your teachers will be taking a break for a couple of weeks. So the amount of activities uploaded each day will decrease, however there will be an activity for you every day. You can still log on to oxford reading buddy, and complete Joe Wick's PE workout each morning. 

 

Over the next two weeks, it would be great if you could focus on improving those all important life skills such as dressing and undressing, toileting independently, doing up buttons and tying shoe laces, etc. 

 

We will still be accessing our emails so if you have any questions please send us a message.

 

Happy Easter! 

 

 

 

Oxford Reading Buddy 

 

Reception Readers of the Week 03/04/20

 

Congratulations to:

 

Yaseen Topadar (RB), Muhammad-Kaleem Mowbray (RL) and Zulaikha Nazir (RP)

 

but also a big shout out to:

 

RB: Hassan Mahmood

 

RP: Liza Rahman, Mohammad Abbas Chowdhury, Muhammad Faizan Tariq  and Muhammad Usman Khan 

 

who are also making excellent progress in their reading!!!

 

Wow!! well done to all Reception Classes! 

More children from every class are reading and as a result more progress is being made!

Keep in up!!!!

 

  Target Reading Band for Reception Children Number of children reading this week Number of children making good progress in reading
RB Band 3 (new target) 47% (33% last week) 10% (7% last week)
RL Band 3 (new target) 57% (37% last week) 23% (3% last week)
RP Band 3 (new target) 52% (45% last week) 34% (24% last week)

Friday 03.04.20

 

Phonics

Friday is tricky word day. You will find the link below to the powerpoint we would have taught today. If you cannot access the powerpoint, have a look at the phase 2 and phase 3 tricky words. 

 

Maths

Can you set up a shop with 5 items, that are priced below 20p? Give your child a range of 1ps, 2ps, 5ps and 10ps. Can they buy two items from the shop and work out the correct amount of money that they need?

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

It's the end of the week... what have you enjoyed most in your home learning these last few weeks? Have a chat with your parents or siblings... or maybe send us an email and tell us what your favourite activity was. 

 

Something extra...

Today is all about making music (sorry Mums and Dads). Can you use some household items to create instruments? You could use pots and pans, spoons, a tissue box... I'm sure there are many things in your home. Use your imagination! Send us some videos to make us smile... some of our houses are a little quiet during lockdown.

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!! We can see who has logged in and who hasn't. 

Remember you can email us at yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk if you have any questions, or just want to show us what you've been up to. We're missing you all alot!

Oxford Reading Buddy

02.04.20

 

Kaleem, Ereena, Aisha & Zaynab (RL)

Rizwan, Amana, Ibrahim Islam & Yaseen (RB)

Zulaikha, Usman, Sara, Abbas, Nadia & Hareem (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

**Miss Lee checks this every day between 5pm and 7pm to see who has been reading. Let's see how many names we can post tomorrow!

 

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We are aware that some children have had recent difficulties accessing ebooks on the website. This is the message we have had from Oxford regarding this:

 

'We are aware that some users are experiencing problems opening some eBooks in the latest version of Chrome. We are working on a solution, and this should be fixed on Friday 3 April. In the meantime, please try Edge, Safari or Firefox. We apologise for any inconvenience.'

 

If any of you continue to have any further difficulties, please email us using the year group email and we will contact Oxford on your behalf.

Thursday 02.04.20

 

Phonics

 You will find the link below for the phonics powerpoint we would have taught today. Download it to your laptop, your child will need a pencil and some paper. If you cannot access this, please practise the tricky words from phase 2 and 3 of Letters and Sounds. Maybe you could write some of them or put them in a sentence.

 

Maths

Can you complete the sharing word problems? See the link below...

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

We're sure you had a great time creating your story mountains yesterday. Maybe today you can make up your own mini story of our Claire hurt her knee. You could draw it as a story map, write it down or get your parents to video it and send it to our email address. 

 

Something extra...

Miss Lee's friend Meg is a nurse working at St. Mary's hospital in London. Meg and her team are spending their days looking after children who come into the Emergency Department of the hospital. During this stressful time, we think it would be lovely to send some pictures to the hospital. They can be pictures to make the nurses and doctors smile or messages to the children saying 'Get Well Soon'. Make them as colourful as you can!!

 

The address to post them to is:

STAFF IN PAEDIATRIC ED

St Mary's Hospital

Praed Street

Paddington

London

W2 1NY

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!! We can see who has logged in and who hasn't. 

Remember you can email us at yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk if you have any questions, or just want to show us what you've been up to. We're missing you all alot!

Oxford Reading Buddy

01.04.20

 

Well done:

Yunus, Manasseh, Arifah, Aisha, Zakariyah H, Kaleem & Yasin (RL)

Yaseen, Rizwan, Eesa & Amana (RB)

Zulaikha, Abbas, Hareem & Usman (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

**Miss Lee checks this every day between 5pm and 7pm to see who has been reading. Let's see how many names we can post tomorrow!

Oxford Reading Buddy Issues

 

Hi everyone,

 

Following a few emails from parents, we've noticed there is an issue with some accounts being able to access the books on Oxford Reading Buddy. I have emailed our TEC team at school, and it looks like this may be a site issue. We have contacted Oxford Reading Buddy and are waiting for them to sort the glitch.

 

As soon as we have any information I will post it on here. 

 

Have a great day, 

 

Miss Lee

Wednesday 01.04.20

 

Phonics

 You will find the link below for the phonics powerpoint we would have taught today. Download it to your laptop, your child will need a pencil and some paper. If you cannot access this, please practise the tricky words from phase 2 and 3 of Letters and Sounds. Maybe you could write some of them or put them in a sentence.

 

Maths

As this would be the last week of term, it's problem solving week. Each day will have a different theme. Have a look for the link below, and see if you can solve these doubling word problems. You could use your numberline, or even draw the sum to help you. 

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

Remember our story 'On The Way Home' by Jill Murphy... the story has lots of mini stories in which we can split into 3 - beginning / dilemma / solution.

See the link below, 'story mountain'. There is an example of one of the mini stories in pictures, in words and a blank so you can do your own. Choose any of the mini stories. 

 

Something extra...

Doing up your buttons and tying your shoe laces are important life skills... can you practise these whilst you're at home? Send some photos to our email address.

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!! We can see who has logged in and who hasn't. 

Remember you can email us at yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk if you have any questions, or just want to show us what you've been up to. We're missing you all alot!

Oxford Reading Buddy

31.03.20

 

Well done:

Taiba, Kaleem, Manasseh, Saniyya & Ereena (RL)

Rizwan, Eesa, Adifaah & Yaseen (RB)

Zulaikha, Anisa, Sara, Abbas & Nadia (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

**Miss Lee checks this every day between 5pm and 7pm to see who has been reading. Let's see how many names we can post tomorrow!

 

Tuesday 31.03.20

 

Phonics

 You will find the link below for the phonics powerpoint we would have taught today. Download it to your laptop, your child will need a pencil and some paper. If you cannot access this, please practise the tricky words from phase 2 and 3 of Letters and Sounds. Maybe you could write some of them or put them in a sentence.

 

Maths

As this would be the last week of term, it's problem solving week. Each day will have a different theme. Have a look for the link below, and see if you can solve these subtraction word problems. You could use your numberline, or even draw the sum to help you. 

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

Did you make your playdough? If not, take a look at yesterday's links and you will find the no cook recipe.

Using your playdough can you make a chick or a rabbit? You could send a photo of your creation to yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk to make us smile :). 

 

Something extra...

Using your iPad or laptop... could you find out some facts about Spring? Maybe you could write some down. 

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!! We can see who has logged in and who hasn't. 

Remember you can email us at yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk if you have any questions, or just want to show us what you've been up to. We're missing you all alot!

Speech & Language 

 

Some ideas to help develop your child's understanding of speech & language.

Verbs: Talk to them about they are moving (sitting, running, jumping, climbing etc)

Simple instructions: Can they follow a simple instruction? For example Can you give teddy a drink?

Category: Can they sort items into groups? This is called category sorting such as identify farm and zoo animals correctly.

Questions: Can they answer simple Who?, What? & Where? questions (Where is daddy?, What is mummy doing?)

Prepositions: Can they place items correctly?  For example can they place a ball UNDER a table?

 

 

Oxford Reading Buddy

30.03.20

 

Well done:

Ayden & Kaleem (RL)

Rizwan, Eesa & Yaseen (RB)

Abbas, Sara, Haidar, Usman & Aleema (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

**Miss Lee checks this every day between 5pm and 7pm to see who has been reading. Let's see how many names we can post tomorrow!

 

 

Monday 30.03.20

 

We hope you all had a fabulous weekend. How many of you had a go at Miss Lee's lemon cake? Did any of you watch the story of The Corona Monster? 

Remember you can email us at yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk if you have any questions, or just want to show us what you've been up to. We're missing you all alot!

 

Phonics

It's a new week, so we are recapping new sounds. You will find the link below for the phonics powerpoint we would have taught today. Download it to your laptop, your child will need a pencil and some paper. If you cannot access this, please practise the tricky words from phase 2 and 3 of Letters and Sounds. Maybe you could write some of them or put them in a sentence.

 

Maths

As this would be the last week of term, it's problem solving week. Each day will have a different theme. Have a look for the link below, and see if you can solve these addition word problems. You could use your numberline, or even draw the sum to help you. 

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

The link below gives you a recipe to make playdough... you're going to need it for tomorrow's activity. We're now building up to Easter, so this week, most of your activities will be Easter themed. 

 

Something extra...

Have you seen the rainbow created by some of the children and staff at school on Friday? Why don't you create your own, using colouring crayons, paint, chalk, felt tips or coloured paper. Stick it in your window to make people smile as they walk past. We especially need to make the superhero NHS workers smile this week. 

 

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!! We can see who has logged in and who hasn't. 

The Corona Monster...

 

Now we know that the current situation we find ourselves in is confusing for our little ones. They don't understand why they have to stay indoors, and why they cannot visit the park or their friends or family. 

 

Miss Lee tells a story, in the following video, of The Corona Monster and how our children can be superheroes by stopping him. 

 

 

The Corona Monster

Still image for this video

Emails... and other things

 

Mr Bradley has now set each year group with with an email address so parents and pupils can ask any questions or send copies of completed work through to make us smile. 

 

If you have any questions, with regards to home learning, oxford reading buddy, a specific activity, etc... please email 

 

yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk. 

 

Mr Pendry, Miss Bradbury or I will respond as soon as we can. 

 

In the mean time, following some questions from parents, I am trying to find a video or some information that will explain the current situation we find ourselves in, in a child friendly way. I know that for some of you, it is difficult trying to explain to your children that they cannot go to the park, to school or to see friends and family. As soon as I find something appropriate, I'll put it up here on the class page. 

 

As we will not be uploading home learning over the weekend... I thought it may be nice for you to do something fun. Here's the recipe to my absolute favourite cake... Happy baking, and have a wonderful weekend. 

 

Miss Lee :)

 

Lemon Drizzle Cake

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon

     

    For the drizzle topping

  • juice 1 lemon
  • icing sugar (I guess the amount... it will depend how thick you want it)

 

1. Heat the oven to 180c / fan 160C / gas mark 4.

2. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy.

3. Add one egg at a time, slowly mixing through. If the mixture begins to split, add a spoonful of flour at the same time. 

4. Sift in the flour. 

5. Add the lemon zest. 

6. Fold slowly so mixture is light and airy. 

7. Line a loaf tin with grease proof paper (save the washing up). 

8. Bake for 45 minutes in the centre of the oven. It will most definitely not be ready, but stick a skewer in to check. Bake for a further 15-20 minutes until the centre if cooked. 

9. Leave to cool. 

10. Drizzle over the topping. 

11. Try not to eat it all in one day. 

 

 

Oxford Reading Buddy 

Reception Readers of the Week 27/03/20

 

Congratulations to:

Yaseen Topadar (RB), Aminata Keita (RL) and Muhammad Usman Khan (RP)

 

but also a big shout out to:

Mohammad Abbas Chowdhury (RP), Muhammad Faizan Tariq (RP) and Zulaikha Nazir (RP) 

who are also making excellent progress in their reading!!!

 

  Target Reading Band for Reception Children Number of children reading this week Number of children making good progress in reading
RB Band 2 33% 7%
RL Band 2 37% 3%
RP Band 2 45% 24%

Friday 27.03.20

 

Phonics

Friday is tricky word day!! You will find the link below for the phonics powerpoint we would have taught today. Download it to your laptop, your child will need a pencil and some paper. If you cannot access this, please practise the tricky words from phase 2 and 3 of Letters and Sounds. Maybe you could write some of them or put them in a sentence.

 

Maths

Remember those sums from yesterday... can you have another go and find the answers? Maybe you'll get more correct today. 

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

Do you have anything you could junk model with? Or maybe you could grab a pencil and some paper?

Listen again to On the Way Home by Jill Murphy. Could you make or draw one of the characters? Don't forget to take some photos, so your teachers can see them when we go back to school. 

 

Something extra...

Today is the day for a treasure hunt. What does your name begin with? Can you go around your house and garden and find as many things as possible with the same letter as your first name? Maybe you could write a list... 

I'll go first... light, lamp, letter, lawn...

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!! We can see who has logged in and who hasn't. 

Oxford Reading Buddy

26.03.20

 

Well done:

Aminata, Fariha, Taiba, Yunus, Yasin & Saniyya (RL)

Muhammad, Eesa & Yaseen (RB)

Usman, Aminafoos Zulaikha (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

**Miss Lee checks this every day between 5pm and 7pm to see who has been reading. Let's see how many names we can post tomorrow!

 

Tomorrow, as it is the end of the week, we will find out which class has had the most pupils logging into Oxford Reading Buddy this week. This class will win :)

Thursday 26.03.20 

 

Phonics

You will find the link below for the phonics powerpoint we would have taught today. Download it to your laptop, your child will need a pencil and some paper. If you cannot access this, please practise the phase 2 and phase 3 sounds from Letters and Sounds. Maybe you could write some words using these sounds. 

 

Maths

Did you make your numberline yesterday? We hope so... you're going to need it to work out the answers to these sums (see link below). We have been working on addition and subtraction for weeks... your child should be able to use their numberline to make the jumps and find out the answers. (There is a number line if you need it on the sheet). These sums are for the next two days :).

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

Draw your dream house. What would it look like? Would it have slides or tunnels? Maybe a swimming pool? Rainbow windows? A cinema room? Go crazy!! Maybe you could label it too?

 

Something extra...

Look at Google Earth. Can you find your house? And Anglesey Primary School? If you type in Tauranga, New Zealand... you can even see where Miss Lee used to live. Or explore Japan, where Mr Pendry used to live. Or explore Australia where Miss Bradbury travelled to before she became a teacher. 

https://earth.google.com/web/@-37.65247392,176.18750463,-2.96208438a,10393.9873869d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=Cj8aPRI3CiQweDZkNmU3NjA2MjEzYjA2NDM6MHg1MDBlZjYxNDNhMmU3MjAqD01PVU5UCk1BVU5HQU5VSRgBIAE

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!! We can see who has logged in and who hasn't. 

Oxford Reading Buddy

25.03.20

 

Well done:

Arifah, Yasin & Kaleem (RL)

Rayan (RB)

Nadia, Aleema, Sara, Uzair & Zulaikha (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

**Miss Lee checks this every day between 5pm and 7pm to see who has been reading. Let's see how many names we can post tomorrow!

Wednesday 25.03.20 

 

Phonics

You will find the link below for the phonics powerpoint we would have taught today. Download it to your laptop, your child will need a pencil and some paper. If you cannot access this, please practise the phase 2 and phase 3 sounds from Letters and Sounds. Maybe you could write some words using these sounds. 

 

Maths

Today, take a few pieces of paper and stick them together. Can you make your own numberline from 0 - 20? Parents, help your child to write all of the numbers on little pieces of paper then order them correctly on the number line and stick them down. You're going to need this for tomorrow.

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

There is a link below to help you, or you can google some pictures to help you. Talk together about a range of different houses... from detached to flats, and what you would find in each one... a doorbell? A letterbox? 

You could also teach your child their address!! It is important that they know it.

 

Something extra...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Rr55dwLEw

Listen to our weekly story... On the Way Home by Jill Murphy. You're going to need to have heard it at least once for the coming weeks. Make sure you're saving some 'junk' materials such as milk cartons, kitchen roll holders, egg boxes, etc. You may need those too :)

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!! We can see who has logged in and who hasn't. 

Oxford Reading Buddy

24.03.20

 

Well done:

Ereena (RL)

Rizwan, Eesa, Rayan & Yaseen (RB)

Usman, Sara & Zulaikha (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

Tuesday 24.03.20 

 

Phonics

You will find the link below for the phonics powerpoint we would have taught today. Download it to your laptop, your child will need a pencil and some paper. If you cannot access this, please practise the phase 2 and phase 3 sounds from Letters and Sounds. 

 

Maths

On Tuesdays we introduce a new number. Today is number 20. Please find the powerpoint below that introduces the number 20 in fun ways. If you cannot access the powerpoint then ask your child to count forwards and backwards to 20 several times, count 20 small objects, do 20 claps, find 20 things around the house. 

 

Child-Initiated Play

Work together to cook a healthy meal. Can the children write down the shopping list they would need for this meal?

 

Something extra...

If it is sunny, get out in the garden or step outside the front of your house (if you have no symptoms and do not come into contact with anybody else), maybe even open the window. Close your eyes. What can you hear? Set a 1 minute timer and listen to all of the sounds around you. 

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!!

Oxford Reading Buddy

23.03.20

 

Well done to Yasin (RL)

Jahed & Yaseen (RB)

Usman, Aleema, Haidar & Aahil (RP)

 

YOU ALL SIGNED IN TO OXFORD READING BUDDY TODAY :) 

Monday 23.03.20 

 

Phonics

You will find the link below for the phonics powerpoint we would have taught today. Download it to your laptop, your child will need a pencil and some paper. If you cannot access this, please practise the phase 2 and phase 3 sounds from Letters and Sounds. 

 

Maths

Monday is always shape, space and measure day. Today we would have been learning about capacity - the space a vessel can hold. The children need to know what a container full of liquid, part full of liquid and empty of liquid looks like. There is a link below for a fun powerpoint to support this learning. Feel free to find random sized containers in your home and fill them with water to show your child what full, part full and empty looks like. 

 

Child-Initiated Play

Place some healthy and unhealthy food options on the table. Ask the children to sort them, and talk about why they are healthy or unhealthy. Remind them that we can eat unhealthy food in moderation, but it is important our diet is balanced with fruit and vegetables. 

 

Something extra...

GET SKETCHING! Find a photograph or picture of a place, person or object and ask your child to sketch it and talk about what they have drawn. 

 

PE

Joe Wicks will be asking children to get involved in his 9am PE lesson that you can find on his youtube page every day - https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

DON'T FORGET to log into Oxford Reading Buddy!!

Home Learning Pack

 

Due to the closure of the school, packs were sent out to all Reception children as of last Thursday. For those parents who couldn't receive one for their children due to self-isolation, the documents are linked below. 

 

Until further notice, Reception staff will upload a daily phonics powerpoint, maths activity and child initiated play activity of the day. Please remember that in Reception, our curriculum and learning is centered around child initiated play... we do not spend a lot of time focused on an intense activity. The conversations that you have with your children, where you teach them new vocabulary or build upon their existing understanding are the most important.

Oxford Reading Buddy

Be sure to read regularly with your child during the school closure.

We will be continuing to celebrate our Reception Readers of the Week along with The Reception Class of the week.

This can be seen under Gallery Tab under Oxford Reading Buddy Readers of the Week Tab. 

Hatton Trip Postponed

 

Following the news of school closures we will be postponing our trip to Hatton Country World. As soon as we know more, we will be contacting you with information. 

Free Resources in the event of School Closure

 

Please see the attached PDF's for some resources you can use if we do have to close the school. 

 

Twinkl are providing a two week free subscription, which has a wide variety of resources available. Just type in EYFS activities to the search bar.

 

In the event of school closure, Reception staff will upload the weekly Phonics powerpoint we use in school. There will also be a daily Maths activity, and a daily child-initiated activity. Child initiated learning is a HUGE part of our day, so we will be uploading ideas or activities for you to easily complete or set up for your child at home. Remember, the questioning and conversation is where the learning happens!!

Oxford Reading Buddy

 

Please can you make sure that you log on with your child every week.

There are lots of fabulous books to enjoy with your child and we would encourage you to make this a regular habit so that your child learns books are to be enjoyed.

If you have mislaid your child's login, please request it again from their class teacher. 

We monitor in school how often your child uses the site and it helps us to plan support for your child in school. 

This is an invaluable resource for helping your child continue their learning while at home.

Thank you for your support.

Sports Relief

 

For Sport's Relief we completed our daily mile in the playground dressed in our sports clothes. 

 

Thank you for your donations. 

Handa's Surprise

 

We have been reading Handa's surprise over the last few weeks. Handa takes some different fruits to her friend Akeyo. She takes a pineapple, orange, avocado, passionfruit, mango and a guava. Along the way some cheeky animals take the fruit out of her basket, and she ends up with lots of tangerines. 

 

In our classes we all tasted the different fruits from Handa's surprise and made a tally chart of our favourites. 

Flip Circus Skills

 

We were very lucky this week, as Flip came to visit us again. He taught us all about the circus, and how to use different pieces of equipment. 

 

We learnt how to use a balance board, diablo, ribbon wands and so many more.

World Book Day

 

These children have been trying so hard in their reading at school and at home. They have a wonderful attitude to reading, and so because of this, they were chosen to receive a special prize from Mrs Davies, to celebrate World Book Day. 

Picture 1

On Thursday, we celebrated the world of reading books for World Book Day. 

 

In Reception we've been reading 'Walking Through The Jungle' so we dressed up as animals for the day. It was great to see such an array of animals from bumblebees and butterflies, to rabbits and dinosaurs to lions and zebras. 

 

Ducklings

 

Our ducks are now a week old, and we've been so lucky to see how much they've changed. 

 

This week, we all held or stroked one of the ducklings. The children loved how soft the feathers were, but found their little claws on their webbed feet tickled their hands. 

 

We had so much fun watching the ducklings duck and dive in the water. Some of us were soaked because the cheeky ducklings kept splashing us.

 

On Friday, our new friends were picked up and travelled to Mountbank Farm in Yorkshire where they will be re-entered into the breeding programme. Who knows, maybe next year we will receive some eggs from these ducks. 

World Book Day

 

Don't forget that it is World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. We are going to be reading 'Walking Through the Jungle' by Stella Blackstone. 

 

We will be dressing up as animals for the occasion so don't forget your costume!!! We can't wait to see them!

Ducklings

 

We have been very lucky this week, as on Tuesday 25th February we had some duckling eggs delivered. We placed them incubator, and watched as, over the next few days, our ducklings hatched. By Wednesday afternoon we saw 2 hatch, and during parents evening another one surprised us. 

 

On Thursday, Mrs Satnam and Miss Lee came into school and had a shock as all 6 ducklings had hatched and were very cramped in their incubator. We quickly moved them into their cage where they spent some time under the brooder resting and gathering their energy. On Friday, some the children helped us clean out the cage ready for Miss Lee to take home for the weekend. 

 

Next week we plan on having some fun with the ducks and watching them swim in the water... keep a look out for some more photos. 

Shrove Tuesday

 

This week we have been learning all about Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, we all made pancakes. 

 

First we sieved 100g of flour. 

Then we made a well and added 2 eggs. 

Next we whisked up the mix until it was smooth. 

After that we added 300ml of milk slowly, whilst mixing. 

Finally we poured some mix into a pan, and cooked our pancake, flipping it when one side was cooked. 

 

We chose our own toppings from syrup, jam, lemon and sugar. 

 

We even wrote up the instructions in this week's writing activity. 

Spring 2

 

Welcome back!! We hope you had a wonderful half term break with your children.

 

We have lots of fun and exciting things happening this term...

 

  • Our garden area is being developed to include a construction area and mud kitchen area.
  • The 'upper terrace' will be developed to become our garden.
  • The 'quad' will be developed to become our outdoor sensory and quiet area.
  • We will be having duckling eggs delivered, and we will watch them hatch and take care of our new ducklings.
  • Flip the clown will return for a circus skills workshop.
  • We will celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Mother's Day.
  • We will dress up for World Book Day

... and so many more fun activities. 

 

There will be a Phonics workshop this term to support parents with working on phonics with their child at home.

 

Be sure to keep checking the website for up to date information, photos and videos.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Miss Lee

Thank You

 

We just wanted to say a big thank you for your continued support this term. We started the year with a huge change in moving departments and ensuring our children settled well into their new setting. They have enjoyed exploring their new classrooms, particularly the garden and now feel very comfortable and confident here. 

 

This term we have learnt how to operate bee-bots, make salt dough, sort instruments and investigate ice. We celebrated Chinese New Year and Valentines Day. In PSHE we learnt about stranger danger, dental hygiene and what happens to our body when we exercise. And in Phonics, we have now finished Phase 3 of Letters and Sounds so we're moving on to recapping Phase 2 and Phase 3 to make sure we are secure with our sounds.

 

Have a wonderful half term. If you'd like to do some work with your children we have sent some Phonics and Maths work home, the children have a new reading book and there is always Oxford Reading Buddy to have a look at.

 

See you in a week for Spring 2. 

 

Reception Staff

E-Safety Week

 

Thank you to those parents who attended our e-safety workshop on Tuesday 11th February. 

 

For more advice, please visit: https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/0-5/

Our Garden

 

We have some very exciting changes about to start in our Reception garden over half term, so this week we have been preparing the areas for the construction to start. The children helped Mrs Uredi, Miss Lee and Mrs Chohan to remove the planter beds, and to dig up all of the vegetables.

 

Mrs Allen-Holmes' guinea pigs will be happy with their banquet this weekend. 

Salt Dough Hearts
 

As it's Valentines day this week, we have been making salt dough hearts. We told the children what we were making and they had to plan how to complete the task, discuss it together as a team and then sequence their ideas. 

 

We hope you like your new Valentines Day decoration.

Bee-bots

 

This week we have learnt to operate the bee-bots. We've been talking about moving in different directions - forwards, backwards, left and right, and moving along different lines - horizontal, vertical and diagonal. 

Instruments

 

Our focus activity this week was to sort instruments into shake, scrape and tap. Here we are exploring those instruments - maracas, gyro and claves.

Colour Mixing

 

This week we have been mixing colours, to find out what new colours we can make. We learnt that red, yellow and blue are primary colours so we cannot mix any other colours to make them. We painted each of our hands one of the primary colours and rubbed them together to mix them. We made purple, orange and green.

Chinese New Year

 

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year, before it is celebrated on Saturday. We know it will be the year of the rat, and we learnt about the other animals that are celebrated. 
We watched videos of the parades and saw the people dancing with dragons, unicorns and lions. 

We talked about chinese people and found out that they use chopsticks to eat, so we've been learning how to choose chopsticks to pick up noodles. 

Science Investigation

 

We have been reading the book: Owl Babies. The mummy owl flies off to look for food for her babies, and we now know that owls eat spiders, ants, worms, baby birds and other insects. Today we found some of their food frozen in blocks of ice, because of the winter chill. We had to think of a way to get the food out. We were given: salt, water, hammers, insulation materials and sponges. We predicted that either the water or the hammers would work best.

Bird Feed

 

This week, in our outdoor area, we have been trying to attract some birds to our trees. As it is winter, and the food in our garden is sparse, we decided to make some food for the birds. 

We learnt how to thread cheerios onto some string, and tie a knot so they didn't fall off. One of the children commented; ''the birds might not come because the string is too bright''. 

Mrs Satnam went out this morning to inspect, and most of the food has gone. Hopefully we start getting more and more visitors over the next few weeks. 

Flip the Clown

 

Flip the clown came to visit us on Thursday last week. We all watched a puppet show, and loved the magic tricks. Afterwards, we split into our classes and each class worked with Flip to learn how to use the puppets to portray different emotions - upset, excited, scared, worried, surprised and angry. Flip taught us that we could make the puppet's body shake to show he or she was worried, we could open the mouth wide to show surprised and we could turn away and hide to show upset. 

 

We had a great day. Our teachers haven't told us yet, but Flip will be coming back in March to teach us some circus skills!! 

Happy New Year!

 

Welcome back and Happy New Year!! We hope you had a wonderful break over the Christmas holidays and had some fun as a family. 

 

We have now moved in to our new building, and have set our classrooms up so they were ready for the children to start. We have spent some time exploring our outdoor area, and the construction of that begins in February half term. Please see the photos below to see how your children settled into their new area in the first few days.

 

This term we have lots of exciting things planned:

We will be reading Owl Babies and experimenting with ice. 

Flip the clown will be coming to visit and working with some puppets.

We will celebrate Chinese New Year.

We will familiarize ourselves with the Bee-bots and use them to explore different types of lines. 

 

Please remember to log into Oxford Reading Buddy, and continue to support your child at home with their reading, writing and maths. This support is so valuable to your children and to us!!

 

Let's have a great term in our new building... keep checking our website for photo uploads of our days.

 

A quick reminder that you need to drop your children off to KS1 before you drop off your children into RB and RP. The gate to the garden will close at 9:05am. Our pick up time is at 2:55pm so you will need to pick your Reception child up first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year!!

We hope you all have a wonderful break, and thank you for your continued support this term. 

 

The children will return to school on Wednesday 8th January at 8:55am. 

Please remember we will have completed our move to our new department by then.

RP and RB will have taken over the old Nursery rooms; you will need to enter through the green Nursery gate on Anglesey Street. We understand you may have siblings in KS1, therefore we suggest you drop them off first, and bring your Reception children round afterwards.

 

RL will have taken over the old year 2 room, at the bottom of the ramp, next to the dining hall. Again, we suggest you drop any siblings in KS1 off first. 

 

Please be aware that if your child is late they will need to go to the office, please do not try and drop them off at the Nursery entrance, you will be sent to the office so they can sign in first. 

 

If you would like to work with your child over the holidays, then you'll find some homework in their book bags. You can recap the sounds and tricky words they've learnt, practise blending when reading or segmenting when writing, and read their story book. Don't forget to log into Oxford Reading Buddy too.

 

Enjoy the holidays :)

A Wriggly Nativity

Thank you all for coming to watch our Wriggly Nativity this week. We have had so much fun learning and rehearsing over the last few weeks. We cannot put into words how proud we are of your children, they tried so hard in every rehearsal and showed such enthusiasm. 

 

Thank you as well, to those of you who practised your children's lines and sent in the required costumes. We're sure you've heard the Wriggly Nativity many, many times over the last few weeks. 

Christmas Craft Workshop

 

Thank you so much to all of you who joined us for our Christmas craft workshop. It's wonderful to see you working alongside your child to be creative. 

Gingerbread Men

Leading up to Christmas we've been making gingerbread men in our classes. We measured out the ingredients, sifted the dry ingredients and made a breadcrumb like mixture when we mixed it with the butter and sugar. We then added an egg and golden syrup and created our dough. We kneeded it, refrigerated it, rolled it and cut out the shape of the gingerbread men, before baking them for 15 minutes. 

Making Roti

 

The children have been talking a lot about the food they eat at home, and as this week we are observing changes of state, we decided to make roti. 

The children talked about the ingredients, the method and how the mixture changed as we added a new ingredient. 

Remembrance Sunday

 

To remember those that fell in the World Wars, this week we created our version of the poppy. Across KS1 and EYFS, Mrs Draper collected all of our poppies and presented them in a beautiful display in the Infant Hall. 

Bonfire Night

 

As we have been learning about bonfire night, and discussing why we keep hearing fireworks at night time, this week we created firework pictures using different resources. We then thought about the sounds that fireworks made, and wrote them on callouts to add to our pictures.

Autumn Term 2

 

Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely half term break. 

 

This term we will be continuing with our Phonics, and moving into teaching Phase 3 of Letters & Sounds.

We will be finishing learning our numbers 1-10 in Numeracy, and begin to apply our knowledge of number to addition and subtraction. 

We will begin practising for our Nativity play, where your children may receive an actor, singer or dancer part. You will be invited to watch their performance nearer the time. We will learn all about the Christmas story and we will enjoy lots of different Christmas related activities in December. 

In PE, we will be participating in Gymnastics lessons, involving balancing, jumping, rolling and using apparatus. 

 

There will be lots of fun activities to participate in and we're very much looking forward to this term

 

Pumpkin Soup

 

This week, as we have been learning about Autumn and Harvest, we explored the vegetables that are currently being harvested across the country. We used our senses and talked about how they smelt, felt, tasted and what they looked like. We carefully cut up the vegetables and added them to our soup maker with some stock and water. 

Once it was cooked, we tasted the soup and talked about what it tasted like. We also wrote a shopping list and tried to remember the ingredients we had used. 

Autumn

 

This week we've been learning all about Autumn. We visited the Nursery Garden to look at the leaves that has fallen and we talked about all of the different colours we could see on the leaves before they start to turn brown. 

 

Parent Workshop

 

Please remember there will be a parent workshop on Thursday 3rd October in the Infant Hall at 9:10am. 

 

We will discuss reading and writing in Reception, and how you can help your child at home.

 

We hope to see you there.

 Our Key Groups

 

These are our key groups in our classes, and our key group workers. 

Picture 1 Mrs Satnam & the Caterpillars
Picture 2 Miss Mahmood & the Bumblebees
Picture 3 Miss Lee & the Butterflies
Picture 4 Miss Bradbury & the Dragonflies
Picture 5 Mrs Chohan & the Ladybirds
Picture 6 Mr Pendry & the Spiders

Welcome Back

 

What a wonderful start to the new year we have had. The children have settled into their new classes wonderfully, and are eager and enthusiastic to learn.

Our classes this year are:

RB - Miss Bradbury & Mrs Chohan

RL - Miss Lee & Mrs Satnam

RP - Mr Pendry & Miss Mahmood

Support staff - Mrs Dhinsay, Miss Kundalia, Miss Begum & Mr Hoq. 

 

We understand that part-time hours are difficult for some parents who work, study or have other children to drop off and pick up. These part-time days are important to aid a positive transition but also to help us familiarise ourselves with your children and yourselves; especially for safeguarding purposes.

 

The children will start full time tomorrow, Thursday 12th September, 8:55am - 2:55pm, other than the children who have been told specifically that they will have a longer transition.

 

This term we have lots of exciting lessons planned, focusing on Autumn, Harvest and World Food Day. Our activities will involve working on our cutting skills, exploring the outdoor area, planting bulbs for Spring, sequencing familiar stories and ordering objects by size. 

 

There will be a parent workshop in October, which you will receive a letter for. This will explain about their reading books, our new handwriting policy and any homework we may send home. 

 

If you have any questions please book an appointment with your child's teacher, or wait behind after all of the children have been dismissed at the end of the day.

 

Kind regards,

 

Miss Lee

Reception Year Manager

 

 

 

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