This term we are gearing up to the most exciting season in the school calendar! The children are happily learning their songs for the Christmas Production and can be heard singing all around the classroom. Please ensure that your child brings in a black top and black leggings/joggers as base layers for their costumes for Mrs Dyson's Christmas Extravaganza!
This week, Tavy Class have been building relationships in our classroom as well as within the wider school community. They have shone during Collective Worship in the hall and everyone has remarked on their good manners and healthy appetites at lunchtime.
We are currently exploring the season of Autumn. Please take a look at this term's newsletter where you will find the Questions for learning which the children have asked to explore further within our enquiry based floorbook.
We have had a focus on number rhymes and nursery rhymes as well as enjoying some Phase 1 phonics sessions each day. This will ensure that all of our Team Mates start with firm foundations before moving on to Phase 2.
The Car Park gates will be opened at 8.45 ready for a prompt start. You will be able to collect your child from the same gate at 3.15.
We use Tapestry as our Online Learning Journal to share your child's important milestones with you. Please see the documents below for more information about Tapestry. We will create an account for you and your child. Please let us know if you need to add additional adults to your child's account.
We also have a little instagram account to share the children's adventures and to keep in touch with like-minded educators.
We use Rhino Readers to teach the skills of decoding and blending. Early reading books will be linked to your child’s phonics learning; Level 2,3,4 or 5. This will need to be read all the way through 3 times before it will be changed. Repetition is an important tool which allows children to process and internalise sound and letter correspondences, giving them the opportunity to experience being a successful reader. Your child will bring home two books a week; a Rhino Reading Book and a Shared Read which your child will select from the school library because they would like to share it with you!
We would appreciate your positive approach to revisiting these books throughout your week and for finding time to share the Shared Read together.
Book yourself a Mystery Reader slot. Once a week at 2.45 we would like to surprise the children with a visit from a familiar adult to read them your favourite story or to talk about your job or something special you have experienced or achieved. This isn’t restricted to parents; grandparents, older siblings, aunties and uncles can all be roped in too. We ask for your support in keeping the identity of the mystery reader a surprise, even from your own child! A sign up sheet will be in the office so that you can pick a date which will work for you. If you think you will need more time with the children please let us know.
Getting Ready for School
At the current time, there may be times when your child is unable to attend school as a result of responses to the coronavirus pandemic. In the event of your child having to work from home please use the plan above to support your child. Mrs Fry and Mrs Moloney will also upload the plan and any resources to your child's Tapestry account. Please check Tapestry regularly.
Here are some links which support our curriculum. We have avoided those that require printing as we are aware that many of us do not have printing facilities at home.
Please have a regard to Esafety, particularly in regard to resources that are live or from user generated sites such as youtube, Facebook and Instagram. We strongly recommend that you view these sites with your child.
Phonics; Please try to only focus on the sound for that day. Keep it short and if your child loses interest please leave it and try again later. Upload any learning to tapestry.
Resources you could use include;
Maths; In addition to knowing how to write the number, children need to understand what the number means. For example, when learning 2 can your child show you by collecting objects how many objects make 2, where the number comes in a number line and spot the number in your home? Have fun and upload your adventures to Tapestry.
Online resources you could use include;
https://app.gonoodle.com/ (home of the Cat Party)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuxu3sLztrvWFehzv-LnR2c Joe Wicks 5 minute movement for children.
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga Yoga and mindfulness for children
Arts and Crafts
Fun and Adventure
Play School TV – This supports our own adventures on Adventure Island.
Team Tavy 2020-2021