I am missing all the children and I would love to see or hear about what they have been up to. Please send photos to me and I will keep in touch with you and your child.
I am looking forward to celebrating your child's work on our class page!
Thank you for your fabulous commitment and support.
from Miss Davies
Welcome to Star Class.
HOME LEARNING ACTIVITES AND IDEAS
Below are ideas of what you can do at home to support your child's learning. How you learn about them is up to you through- printing the documents off/drawing/writing/talking about them/making things.
You also have Maths Beat that sums with the timed Jingle below and you also have Bug Club you can access at home to carry on supporting your child's reading.
Keep checking back as we will be uploading more activities.
To show support for NHS workers lots of people are displaying rainbows in their windows with the message 'Thank you NHS'. Why don't you have a go with your children and then send us a picture of your efforts to display on our website and a prize for the most creative. Send all entries to email@example.com with the subject Rainbows in windows.
I would love to see your rainbows too and send them to the Residential Care Home we go and visit so they can print them off and put it in their windows. Please also send your rainbows to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of fun interactive games for maths online (See topmarks).
There are lots of mathematical talking opportunities that can happen at home with your child
e.g. when baking- using the scales- talking about heavy and light.
Compare sizes in your house- whose taller? shortest?
Talk about your daily routine- to help sequencing/ time
Play games e.g. snakes and ladders/ puzzles
Talk about numbers you may see around the house- on bank cards/remote controls
When you go to the supermarket look at the price of things together.
Remember to carry on reading through bug club ( where you all have a username and password). Share a book with your child or you can watch cbeebies bedtime stories. Talk about the book together- ask questions to them to help your child's understanding.
For writing opportunities you can support your child by letting them write a shopping list, a recipe, a card, describing a model they may have made etc.
We will be learning about Spring and Farm animals
WEBSITES TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING
Highlights of last of half term was Children’s Mental Health week. We continued the children’s interest in wrapping with wool and made Worry Dolls.
I would highly recommend 2 books to share with children to help them learn to cope with worries.
Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again?
and Silly Billy.
Billy is a bit of a worrier. He worries about hats and shoes. He worries about clouds and rain and giant birds. Most of all he worries about staying at other people's houses. His mum and dad try to help, but still Billy worries ... until a visit to his grandma's shows him how to overcome his fears with the aid of his imagination – and some tiny worry dolls.
I have both books in class and I would be happy to lend them to parents and carers.
Children also enjoyed the visit from the dental nurse. We followed it up in class with a lesson about how to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Everyone took their own toothbrush and toothpaste home.
Please help your child to have healthy teeth by avoiding food and drinks with high sugar content such as sweets and fizzy drinks. Also by booking a regular check-up with a dentist. It’s free!!
Use this link to find a dentist near you.
The children have very much enjoyed their cooking sessions. Cooking is an excellent way of teaching your child mathematical skills. If you need any of our recipes please ask.
Children in Need
Today was Pyjama Day at Athelney to raise money for Children in Need. Everyone looked really cosy. Perfect end to a busy week!
Beckenham Place Park
We had a great trip on Wednesday. I am so proud of how sensibly the children walked to and from the park. We were lucky with such great weather and the sun was shining while we went on our nature hunt. We found autumn leaves, feathers and mushrooms. We all spotted squirrels and birds and saw lots of dogs enjoying the park. We had a lovely picnic lunch and then made a leaf teddy bear. After lunch we played in the playground and as the sun went behind the clouds we made our way back to school. We were very tired but what lovely day.
All About Me Boxes – 8.11.19
Well done to everyone who managed to make a box. We have enjoyed talking to the children about their favourite toys and their photos of family and holidays. It is great for the children’s speaking skills to be able to talk about things which are important to them. They have all had a go at talking to the whole class about their box and this week they all wrote a sentence to go with their photos. This was a chance to practise everything they have learnt in phonics. We are so proud of all them.
STAY AND PLAY – 18.10.19
A big thank-you to everyone who came to the Stay and Play last half-term. The children really enjoyed sharing their play with you and it has helped their confidence grow knowing that you value their learning at school.
We will organise another opportunity for you to come into school soon.
The Learning Journey has begun!
Wow! I am so proud of all the children in Star Class. What a great start to the year. They have come into class quietly and played beautifully.
They are learning the routines of our day, how to line up to go for lunch and how to sit on the carpet so that they are ready for our group learning.
We have been particularly busy:
making tea, dabbing, smiling, cycling, making jigsaws, painting, creating small worlds, writing our names, building, being proud, jumping, squeezing, being kind, dressing up, playing tennis and climbing.