I am sure you will all have heard the good news that school will be open for all children from September. We are currently busy putting all government guidelines into place so that school will be a safe place for children, staff and parents.
With this in mind we will be having staggered start and finish times so that we do not have too many people in the school grounds at once. The times and places are as follows:
For the first few days staff will be outside school to help guide you to the right place if you are unsure of where to go. We ask that you wait on the marked places and keep to the one-way systems in place to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Please do not arrive till 5 minutes before your child’s start time to avoid congestion and only one parent will be allowed onto the school grounds with their child. We understand that some of you will have children with different start and finish times and places but unfortunately we will not be able to change the times and we hope you will work with us on implementing a safe system for all.
Nursery and Reception classes will be having a phased start during the first week and you will already have received packs with the times and information.
In school we will be taking the following measures to ensure safety:
- There will be year group bubbles so children can mix with the other class in their year group bubble but with no other classes.
- Children need to wash their hands every time they enter the classroom from outside and before lunch.
- There will be no big group events including assemblies.
- Y1-6 classrooms will have forward facing desks with 2 children at each desk
- Y1-6 will have their own tray with equipment and books.
- If children are taken out of the classroom for small group work they will be in an area that is only used by the children in their bubble.
- P.E. equipment and other shared equipment e.g. science or art will be wiped immediately after a class has finished with it.
- Toilets will be cleaned frequently during the day.
- There can be no parents in school unless invited in for exceptional circumstances. If you need to talk to a member of staff, please phone school and a telephone appointment can be made.
- Children will not be allowed home for lunch and need to have a school dinner or bring a packed lunch.
- Children need to wear school uniform and attendance is compulsory.
- On PE day, children need to wear their PE kit to school.
- All children will need to bring in their own water bottle.
- After school clubs will operate in year groups for Y2-6 (more information will follow on this).
In September, there will be a big emphasis on children catching up with their missed education. Attendance will be compulsory and we need children to be punctual so that there is no missed learning time. If your child cannot attend school due to illness, please be very clear when informing school of their symptoms so that we can be made aware of any potential coronavirus cases. We will be prioritising the teaching of reading, writing and maths and ask that you listen to your child read at home to help support this. Books will once again be allowed to be sent between home and school.
We also acknowledge the importance of less academic subjects to help with children’s well-being and self-esteem so subjects such as art, music and P.E. will be taught. Children will need to come to school wearing their PE kits on their PE day so that we will not need to use the changing rooms. Their class teacher will let them know what day this will be.
School will feel a little different from how it was pre-lockdown but please rest assured that your child’s safety and well-being is our utmost priority. We cannot wait to see all the children back in September to restart their learning journey.
We hope you have a lovely summer and share our excitement for a great new term.
Miss J Beetham and the Lawefield staff
We hope you have all enjoyed a lovely, sun filled half term at home.
Our next topic in school this half term is Amazing Animals. This week we are focusing on farm animals.
Here are some links to online games and activities to support the work packs which can be collected from school.
We realise that encouraging your child to complete school work at home can be hard. If you need any help or support, please don’t hesitate to contact us at school and we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can.
In Reception we learn through play and hands on activities. It is important your child still has plenty of time to play both inside and outside in the garden.
Thank you for all of your continued hard work and support.
Listen to the animal sounds and name the farm animals here.
Now try and guess the animal by listening to the sounds.
Sing along to Old MacDonald here.
We are part of the RWI Phonics Scheme and they will be streaming live everyday. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to stay in touch with the Speed Sounds and ‘special friends’. Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm.
Please make sure children are saying the sounds correctly. Children (and parents) can watch Read, Write, INC ...Speed Sound Set 1 on YouTube which shows how each set 1 sound should be pronounced.
Listen to the story of Farmer Duck here.
Practise counting amounts to 5 then 10 here.
Learn numbers 1 to 10 here.
Read Write Inc. guide for parents
Nursery w/c 4.5.20
Hello Nursery. We hope you have had a fun weekend. We are so impressed with how you are all trying so hard to complete some of the activities that we are preparing for you and how many of you came to collect your homework packs. We know that it is very different learning at home but keep up the good work and know that we are missing you all!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out on Parent Hub for when you can come and collect your next work pack which will have lots of activities in for you to complete.
The focus for the next few weeks is Healthy Eating. Below are some activities for you to do over the next few weeks at home. There are stories which you can share with your grown up and some games to play online.
Find out about different types of food plus try some healthy recipes here.
Watch The Very Hungry Caterpillar on YouTube.
Practise your counting and number recognition skills using these games.
Practise your listening skills here. Why not try a different game every day? Select phase 1.
Access is free using:
Keep reading stories together. Select age 3 to 4 on the link below and encourage your child to read to you every day.
Hello Nursery children!
We hope that you have enjoyed the Easter break and the Easter Bunny brought you plenty of chocolate treats! This half term our topic is Ready, Steady Grow. Try and include some school work, playtime, exercise and fresh air every day. For the next 2 weeks we will be learning all about plants and how they grow.
Don’t forget to collect your work pack from school on Thursday between 1pm and 3pm. The pack is full of activities, work sheets and games for the next 2 weeks. These links and activities will complement those in the pack.
- Daily PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube. This is done live at 9am but can be completed later.
Understanding the World
- Help Sparky the alien take care of plants - click here to help
Expressive Arts and Design
- Can you draw or paint some of the plants in your garden and label them?
- Use some boxes and tubes or playdough to make a model of a plant at home.
- Have fun singing along to songs we sing at school - click here to sing-along
- Oxford Owl also has some fantastic free resources. Choose a book to read and share every day here. Simply select the correct age band and remember to read for 10 to 20 minutes a day.
- In Nursery we play lots of games to develop listening skills - see if you can match the animal sounds using this game.
- We are part of the RWI Phonics Scheme and they will be streaming live everyday. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to begin to know some of the Set 1 Speed Sounds ready for Reception. These are streamed at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm but they can be watched anytime.
Click here to view on Facebook
Click here to view on YouTube
- Please make sure children are saying the sounds correctly. Children (and parents) can watch Read, Write, INC ...Speed Sound Set 1 on YouTube which shows how each set 1 sound should be pronounced - click here to view
- If your child is ready, they can sing along to our tricky words song - click here to view the tricky words song
- This week we are learning to count objects to 10 and 20. Count things around your house.
- Choose a game on here to practise your counting - click here to view
Mrs Lindley has made a couple of fantastic YouTube videos for the Nursery children
about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Please click below to view them.
NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST
As a response to school closures, National Literacy Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months they will be updating this as often as they can with new and useful content for parents.
Split up by age group below, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.
You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.
Hello Nursery Classes, hope you are all taking care at home working your way through your learning packs.
As a daily exercise task I’d like you to take a spring walk and see how many treasures you can find on my treasure hunt page – maybe you could draw or paint some on the things you find.
Can you remember our Magic Beans game? Perhaps you could teach your siblings or your grown ups all the actions to help keep you all active. All the actions are on the attached pages.
Please practice our Zero the Hero song and remember the actions too.
Our new topic is going to be Amazing Animals. We’ll be looking at minibeasts. I wonder if you can colour each part of these beautiful creatures on the pages using the correct colours by finding the numbers and choosing the colours to match?
Maybe some of you could challenge yourselves by trying the addition colour by numbers sheet.
As we have been having such beautiful weather I’ve added an activity for you to create Sun Catchers all from things you can find around the home.
Remember to look at books with you grown ups, talk about the characters and try to guess what might be happening next in the story.
Keep practicing your name writing and other letters and shapes – I challenge you to write smaller and smaller with each try – imagine you are a teeny tiny minibeast when doing your writing and mark making.
Click here to enter the PhonicsPlay website.
Username: march20 Password: home
Joe Wicks ("The Body Coach") will be posting a PE video on YouTube - Monday to Friday at 9am.
Please click the link below to view the child and family workouts, starting from Monday.