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
The schools total attendance is currently at:91.1% (Since September 2020)
Last day of Home Learning!
Thursday 15th July 2021
Activity 1: Have you filled your bucket today?
Story by Carol McCloud
Today, let’s listen to this important story about mental health and recognising what we can do to make ourselves feel good, and what we can do to help others to feel good.
Once you have listened and watched the story, maybe you could write a list or draw pictures of the things that you do that make you feel happy.
You could also push this activity a little further and write down things/draw pictures of the things that you could do for other people to help them to feel happy.
Activity 2: Target practice!!!
Today why not have a go at some target practice to get your gross motor skills into action!
You can create your own target by using a box or an empty bin (check out the creative monster boxes below!) or putting a piece of paper on the floor or wall and aiming for that.
This could be an indoor or an outdoor activity!
Here are some target examples:
For balls, you could use paired socks or scrunch up balls of paper or use wet sponges if you are outside.
At first, start close to your target. If you can get it in easily- then move back a step, making it harder, continuing to move back each time it starts to get easier!
You could play the aiming game with your family and even create and record your own tally chart with the scores of each player!
Life Skills Activity
Activity: Developing independence with your self-care skills.
Today we would like you to practice dressing and undressing yourself.
It would be brilliant if you can start Year 1 being able to do these things independently:
Wednesday 14th July 2021
Activity 1: Write a letter to your new teacher
Today let’s use our phonics skills to write a letter to your new Year 1 teacher.
You can begin with ‘Dear Teacher’ and then write some short sentences to introduce yourself to them.
You can include a list of things to tell them about yourself including:
Upload your pictures to Tapestry for us to share with your new teacher or hold onto them until you meet your new teacher in September – they will be thrilled to read your letters! 😊
Activity 2: One Minute Challenge
What can you do in one minute?
Take a look at the challenge cards below and see how you do!
Remember to have a watch, clock or timer close to time your challenge.
Perhaps you can compete against other family members to see who is the One Minute Champion in your house!
You can also make up your own one minute challenges to keep the fun going! 😊
Life Skills Activity
Activity: Helping with household chores
Today we would like you to help mummy and daddy to take care of your family home.
It is really important to take responsibility to help keep your house clean and tidy – every family needs clean dishes for meals, clean clothes to wear and a clean home to live in each day.
So, let’s get to it!
Here are some ideas of household chores that you can help with today and throughout the summer holidays:
Remember, household chores can be fun too – play some music, make up silly songs or have a chat as you clean and tidy.
You can even set a challenge such as how many socks can you pair in one minute! 😊
Tuesday 13th July 2021
Activity 1: Write about a picture
Today let’s use our phonics skills to write about a picture.
Take a moment to look at the picture below.
Have a think about what is happening in it –
what does it show?
What happened to the ship?
Why did it sink?
What will the diver find inside?
Now write a few sentences in answer to some of these questions.
Or you could write a short story about this picture using your own imagination – perhaps you will write about pirates and a lost treasure or a giant sea monster.
Happy writing! 😊
Activity 2: Be an Avenger!
Watch the video below and follow the moves to train like a Super Hero!
Life Skills activity:
As you are at home with your family, maybe you could have a go at helping your grownups to make breakfast or one of the meals.
Listen carefully to the instructions given to you and learn how some of your favourite foods are made.
Back to School
School will reopen tomorrow, Thursday 24th June.
We cannot wait to see you all!
Enjoy the sun today...
Every day you must make sure you sign in using the year group register above... this lets us know that your child is engaging with work at home. Please put their full name, use your parent email address and in the message box, you can put their class (RB / RL / RP).
It is EXPECTED that you send examples of your child's work each day. This can either be done by adding an observation to Tapestry (look in Tapestry information for a how to video) or attaching a photo to an email and sending it to email@example.com. Your child's teacher will reply.
Sign in to show you have been doing home learning today. You can use an email address of any grown up at home or just use this one firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to put your name and class/teacher. You will need to do this every day.
Use the timetable to manage your day...
Please click the icon to find the planning for that subject today...
Making Father's Day cards
This week we have been talking about Father's Day and all the lovely things that our Dads and/or important people in our lives do for us and also that some people don't perhaps have Dads but have someone else special in their life.
Here are some pictures of the children making cards and some of their writing in their cards.
Last week, we had 5 duckling eggs arrive in the incubator. Over the space of two days we observed the ducklings hatching out of the eggs, and watched as they slept and their feathers dried before moving them into their cage. Unfortunately, due to them being too weak after hatching, 2 of our ducklings didn't make it and we were left with 3. We've each held them, exploring how soft their feathers feel, and how tickly their little claws feel on their hands. We loved their webbed feet, and learnt that they need them to help them to swim. We watched them swimming in our little pool, and loved seeing them diving about and splashing us.
On Friday 28th June, our new little friends were picked up and went to their new home to a farm in Yorkshire. We feel so lucky to have been a part of their start in life, and have learnt so much about the duck lifecycle.
At the end of last week, we had some tiny caterpillars delivered. Over time they have grown HEAPS until they are now nice and fat. They have slowly made their way up to the top of the pots and turned into a chrysalis. Before the weekend, we will transfer the top of the pot and the chrysalis that is attached into a net, where we will leave some oranges and nectar. Hopefully by Monday we should have some butterflies that we will observe for a few days before releasing them into the wild.
Trip to the Junior garden pond
This week in The Write Stuff we have been reading the story 'Tadpole's Promise' and we thought it would be really nice for us to go down to the pond at the Juniors to look for tadpoles and frogs!
Take a look at the photos below to see what we found!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears- Porridge making!!!
This week we have been reading the fantastic story
"Goldilocks and the Three Bears".
Each class got to help their teacher to make porridge by discussing, weighing, measuring and mixing the ingredients and we then got to choose a sweet topping to have on our porridge.
Maybe you could have a go at following a recipe and making porridge at home together as a family!
Mr Gumpy's Outing activities
Last week we were reading the story of 'Mr Gumpy's Outing' in our 'The Write Stuff' sessions.
Some of our activities included making boats through junk modelling and we also tested our boats to see if they floated or sunk!
Recognising and talking about Stephen Lawrence Day
Following the death of Stephen Lawrence and on the 25th anniversary in 2019, our prime minister at the time, Theresa May, introduced The Stephen Lawrence Day.
His death raised questions regarding police practice, and the subsequent report highlighted the need for serious changes in the British Race Relations Act.
Stephen Lawrence Day is a day to reflect on the part we play in creating a society where everyone can flourish.
This week we created a friendship thread (see the photos below) where we each chose a friend in our class and told them something we saw as a good quality in them.
The children said the following things:
Nada: ''Hannah gives good hugs''.
Fouzia: ''Saira always shares''
Salwa: ''Taibah plays with me''
Maimuna: ''Jude is so smart''
Lenoi: ''Osman is always polite''
We hope you had a wonderful time off for the last 2 weeks... although the weather hasn't been wonderful (where did that snow come from?!), at least things are opening up a little more now and we are able to venture out.
This term we have some SUPER exciting stuff to look forward to:
In phonics, we will be moving onto phase 4. We're hoping to run some kind of workshop to support parents in supporting us with teaching phase 4... this may be via Microsoft Teams, but we will let you know.
We are continuing with The Write Stuff, and our texts are going to be centered around some VERY exciting things happening.
We have the caterpillars arriving soon. We will be feeding them, and looking after them until they become butterflies, observing the lifecycle as it happens.
We also have the duckling eggs arriving in their incubator, and we'll be able to see them hatch into ducklings. That's where the fun begins, and we can put them in their own swimming pool.
The falconry team will be visiting us with some real live owls, and other birds to link to our book 'Owl Babies'.
And, of course, most of our children will be soon celebrating Eid, so we will be learning lots about Ramadan, and joining in with the festivities.
We can't wait to see our favourite little faces tomorrow!!
Happy Mother's Day
Wishing all of our wonderful Mothers, Grandmothers, Step-Mothers and every other woman who has a hand in raising our wonderful children, a very happy mother's day on Sunday.
It really does take an army!!
Have the best day
We were so lucky this week to have Flip the clown visit us. We participated in a show where he showed us how to juggle, ride a unicycle and a few magic tricks.
Then each class were able to have a go at some of the circus skills themselves. They had SO much fun!
Settling Back In
We've had such a wonderful week this week settling back into school. The children have surprised us all, and proven what resilient little things they are. Although there were a few expected tears on Monday morning, they bounded through the door and got stuck straight back into their daily routines.
We are SO loving having them back.
A huge, massive, giant thank you to you all for all of your support during this lockdown. We know it has been tough, and completely not what any of us were expecting during our teaching careers, or parenting, I'm sure.
The children have worked so hard, and we're so proud of how they have settled into their home learning routine. That's because you, their parents, are wonderful. Not all heroes wear capes!!
From next week, our class page will turn back into our class blog where you can look at what all of your children have been up to in school. If we do end up having to close our bubble, our class page will become our home learning page once more, but hopefully that won't happen.
You can still upload anything you like to Tapestry, we'd love to see what they get up to at home in their evenings or weekends. We will go back to working with 4 focus children a week so at some point in the next 8 weeks you will see lots of pictures of what your child has been up to in school.
We can't wait to see you and your children next week!! I'm sure there will be ALOT of cuddles and squeezes.
Have the best weekend,
Miss Lee, Miss Bradbury Mr Pendry & Mrs Uredi
Mrs Satnam, Miss Mummery, Miss Mahmood, Mrs Dhinsay and Miss Begum
WORLD BOOK DAY
As it is World Book Day on Thursday 4th March, there will be some activities available this week. Please click the icon and find out what you can be getting up to... Some of the activities are live events so please take note of the times.
Scroll down for your home learning subjects.
The 24-hour teach-a-thon goes live at 9am on Monday 1st February 2021. You will find the link below as well as a link to the go fund me page. We look forward to seeing you there. You will need either a pen, pencil and paper or a word document to write on. If you wish to join in the live chat you will need to be signed into a YouTube account. If you wish to join in the cooking session, you will need: 140g self raising flour, 1tsp baking powder, 140g caster sugar, 2 eggs, 140g butter, 2 bananas (overripe if possible), a wooden spoon, weighing scales, a baking tin (a small loaf tin would be great!), baking paper and a large mixing bowl. You will also need the use of an oven but ensure THIS IS DONE BY AN ADULT.
Our website lay out is changing slightly... so please bare with us. It will be complete for Monday morning.
In future all of your home learning will be under the icon for that particular subject. If you need the previous day's planning for that subject, just scroll down the page.
Oxford Reading Buddy
Well done to those who have been logging in and reading. We know that there has been an issue with logging on and hopefully, this has now been resolved.
Do email us if you have any further problems.
Oxford Reading Buddy - Readers of the Week!
These children have done some amazing reading on Oxford Reading Buddy this week.
Well done to:
Let's see who will win next week!
Wednesday 6th January
Your lessons for today are below. Click the icon, the activity and documents will be available for you.
Please remember to access Oxford Reading Buddy - it's a great tool for learning to read, and the quizzes will test your comprehension. We do check our classes engagement and how they've done on the quizzes.
If you have any questions, don't forget you can email us on email@example.com
Wishing you all a happy new year. Unfortunately we find ourselves in the same position we were in last year, which is not what any of us wanted for our children, but obviously public health is a priority and must come first.
Our home learning will take place across our two platforms - Tapestry and our class page on the website - https://www.angleseysch-bham.co.uk/reception-7/
Each evening, 2 child initiated activities will be uploaded onto Tapestry for the next day, these will be activities that link to the things we may have been doing that week in school. There will also be a link to our website. On our website class page, we will upload the phonics, maths and writing activity for that day (unfortunately Tapestry doesn't allow us to upload powerpoints and word documents that you may need as resources).
We totally understand children will be sharing devices, you may not have a device in your household (please contact school if this is the case), parents are working from home, and all of the other difficulties a lockdown brings with it. We do not expect your children to be working all day... the activities are there to help keep your child in a routine, and continue their learning they would have been doing in school without forgetting everything we've taught them so far.
You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions, and Mr Pendry, Miss Bradbury or myself will get back to you. You can also upload any photos of the fun stuff you've been getting up to at home onto Tapestry for us to take a look at.
We will be making wellbeing phonecalls once every 2 weeks, so if you have a call from an unknown number, it could well be your child's teacher.
Stay safe, look after each other and we'll hopefully see you all soon.
Miss Lee :)
Happy New Year
We hope you all had a lovely break, and enjoyed Christmas, if you celebrate it.
This term we have Flip the clown visiting, an experience with the owls, we'll be exploring bark and leaf rubbing in forest school, we will celebrate Valentines Day and Chinese New Year, and many more exciting things.
As always, if you have any questions this term, please book an appointment with your child's teacher, or email us - email@example.com
Today we have a fantastic maths activity for you!
Watch the video below and follow the activities where you will learn about matching objects into unequal sets.
This week we would have done a special activity with the teacher where you would have compared the sizes of different boxes.
Have a look at the lesson below and respond to the activities.
Today we have a fantastic maths activity for you!
Watch the video below and follow the activities where you will learn about matching objects into equal sets.
Yesterday you had a go at making your own musical instruments.
Maybe today you could sing your favourite song with your family and play your instrument along to the steady beat!
Today we have a fantastic maths activity for you!
You will need a dice and 6 objects (the can be different objects).
Roll the dice (or use the dice generator powerpoint below) and see what number it lands on. Then select the number of objects to match the number on the dice. Once you have done this, put the objects into a pile again and roll the dice again and repeat several times for 10 minutes.
Yesterday you watched the short animation ‘One Man Band’.
Today I wonder if you can make your own musical instrument? You could put some rice or pasta into an empty bottle and play it like a shaker, or turn a pot upside down and bang it with a wooden spoon like a drum, or make a home made guitar!
Below are some pictures to give you some ideas.
Can you match and compare the amounts on the 5 frames?
Use the ppt document below and have a chat about them together with your grownup.
- below are some questions prompts to help you discuss and compare:
How many ____ are in this group? (e.g. How many apples are in this group?)
How many ____ are in this group? (e.g. How many butterflies are in this group?)
Are the groups equal? How do you know?
Which group has more? Which group has less?
Today we started to watch the short animation ‘One Man Band” in our Write Stuff session.
Here is the link below.
(Don’t forget to watch with the sound turned on!)
We watched up until the point (1min 1sec) where the little girl Penny held a shiny golden coin in her hand.
I would like you to watch the rest of the video and think about the sounds of the instruments- e.g. the drum banged and boomed and the cymbals crashed and clanged! Can you think of any other words to describe their noise?
I then want you to think about what Penny thought about their music: did she like it?
How do you think she feels?
Discuss these points and the video with your grownup.
Don't forget to read your reading book in your book-bag and also remember to log into your Oxford Reading Buddy (on the internet) and have a go at reading the books and doing the quizzes to help you with your learning.
Please click the link below for this week's homework. Your child was handed a copy on Friday, along with a whiteboard pen and laminate card of their name to practise writing it independently.
As of Monday 28th September, we will be sending your child home with a reading book every week. They will receive their book every Monday, and we will take it back on a Friday. It is important we receive the books back, a lost or damaged book will incur a charge of £5.00.
Please spend some time reading with your child for 5-10 minutes each day. Due to COVID-19 and the time missed from Nursery, our children have missed some vital parts of Phase 1 Phonics. This is where they learn how to blend sounds (when you say… c…a…t… out loud and they can blend the sounds together to say cat). It is important they practise this skill every day… alongside recognising the sounds in their books.
Reading isn’t just about the actual reading of words. It is also about the child’s understanding. Please ask them questions that include: who, what, when, where, why and how.
Oxford Reading Buddy is a wonderful tool to use for reading at home if you have access to the internet and a device. We have attached your child’s log in and recommend they read on here once a week at least. There are fun quizzes to complete and if your child completes 12 quizzes at 80% they will be able to move onto the next level. Please ensure you are letting the children do the work!!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your child’s name and class in the subject. Or, you can wait until all children are dismissed at the end of the day to speak to your child’s teacher.
Reception Year Manager
Your child needs to have a red book bag in school every day. They are £3.75. If your child does not have one, please send in an envelope with the exact money and your child's name and give it to your child's teacher.
Flu forms need filling in and returning to school ASAP please. That is whether you want your child to have the flu spray or not.
Welcome to Reception
Wow! How is it September already?! It hasn't quite been the year we all anticipated has it?
We're so excited to have your children with us in their new classes... our taster mornings have been so much fun, and it's been lovely to see so many smiley faces.
As of Monday 14th September, we will be full time - 8:55am-2:55pm.
RP and RB will continue to drop off and pick up from the garden, where as RL will continue to drop off an pick up through the Reception office entrance (there is a sign on the gate). This gate operates on a timer and will be open from 8:45 - 9:00am. If you arrive after 9:00am, your child will need to go to the office to sign in as they will be late.
A letter will be sent home regarding breakfast club next week.
Please ensure your child has a clearly labelled spare change of clothes in school, and you have purchased a bookbag for £3.75. If you do not have one, you can send an envelope with £3.75 inside, and your child's name labelled clearly. They will then be given a bag at school.
Your child has a labelled cup of their own in school which is washed every evening, so they do not need water bottles in school.
Please ensure all of your children's uniform, and coat is labelled.
Your staff in Reception this year are:
Mrs Uredi - Early Years Assistant Headteacher
Miss Lee - Reception Year Manager and Class RL Teacher
Miss Bradbury - Class RB Teacher
Mr Pendry - Class RP Teacher
Miss Mahmood, Mrs Satnam, Miss Mummery & Mrs Dhinsay - Class Teaching Assistants
Due to the current COVID situation, we do not have the time during pick up or drop off to discuss things in depth with parents. If you would like to talk to your child's teacher, please wait until the class has been dismissed at the end of the day and we will be able to talk to you then. Or, you can book an appointment with us for a telephone consultation.
We're going to have the best year, and we can't wait to get started !
Induction Information for New Parents
Following your consultation meeting with your child's new teacher, please read through the information in the powerpoint link below.