Monday 31st August 2020
With just a week to go now before you start school, I have put together a short presentation about the 'Rainbow Challenges' that are a key part of our learning in Class 1. These motivate the children in working as independently as possible on engaging, achievable yet challenging, often open-ended, activities that allow them to access the whole curriculum and apply their developing skills and knowledge.
Wednesday 8th July 2020
It has been lovely to have a chat with you on the phone this week and I'm looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday at 1.30 pm for our meeting at school. Please would you bring your child's birth certificate in that day so that we can take a photocopy and return it to you at the end of the meeting. As not all of our staff members will be present I have created a 'Rogues Gallery' to introduce you to all of the adults in our school!
Come on everyone and play with initial sounds; these songs develop an ear for alliteration; to recognize, repeat and invent several words with the same initial sound.
The first sound of a word or the sound that a word starts with can either be a 'stretchy sound' or a 'bouncy sound'. Perhaps you could make up other verses of this song using 'stretchy sounds', like mmmmmmmmmmmmmm or zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz; and 'bouncy sounds' like d-d-d-d-d-d or b-b-b-b-b-b ?
Wednesday 1st July 2020
Hello everyone; thank you for your book bag orders; we have had huge demand for red book bags! Nine children have asked for red book bags but we only have six red ones in stock! Please let me know if any of you can persuade your child that a navy blue book bag is very desirable!
A big welcome to Maddison who will be joining Poppy, Annabelle, Lexi, Monty, William, Robyn, Ivy, Edward, William, Rory, Lottie and Grace in Class 1 in September. We are also waiting to hear about another child which will make a class of 14.
I will be giving you all a phone call soon and you will receive an invitation to attend a meeting for new parents later this week.
Book bags in red or navy £8.00
PE kit bags in red, navy or green £4.50
Wednesday 4th June 2020
Hello all, I hope you are enjoying the return of the sunshine and staying cool! We are beginning to put together a plan for transition for your child so I will be in touch soon about what we will be doing. In the meantime I hope you like the songs from Boogie Mites as I have two more for you!
Wednesday 17th June
Hello everyone; I have had most of your photos by email and your 'All About Me' sheets returned to school, so I feel I am getting to know you all a bit now-thank you! I would like to wish a very warm welcome to Lexi and Annabelle and Ivy and Rory and Monty and Robyn and Grace and William and Lottie and Poppy and Edward and William!
Gosh I could hear a lot of shakers and drumming echoing across Corse Lawn last week!
Our next 3 songs from 'Boogie Mites' are...
Wednesday 10th June
Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the 'Boogie Mites' songs. It's time to get creative and make your own shaker; I wonder how you will do it? Here are some pictures to give you some ideas.
Monday 1st June 2020
I hope you are having lots of fun with your family at home; did you have the paddling pool out this weekend? Here is a fun song for you, and your first 2 songs from 'Boogie Mites', which I introduced to you last week.
Wednesday 27th May 2020
I have the correct date this week! Apologies about my mistake last week; too much thinking ahead!
I have signed up for a fantastic musical resource - Boogie Mites - which you will be able to enjoy with your child between now and September. Even if your child is able to have some sessions in nursery the video workshops and songs will give your child the experiences to develop their phonological awareness-also referred to as 'Phase One' of 'Letters and Sounds'-which will mean they will be raring to go when they come to school.
I will introduce the seven aspects of Phase One over the next few weeks; with audio files for songs to help develop these.
To begin with; here are the documents you will need and a link to the first introduction video workshop which explains all about the different aspects of the Phase One pre-reading skills.
Thursday 21st May 2020
Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you and your family and that you're enjoying the lovely Spring weather.
I have got used to communicating with my current class through the Class 1 page and so I thought it would be nice to have a page just for you.
I will put photos, messages and useful documents on here every week so keep checking to see what's here.