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Mrs Hayes and Mrs Forsyth

Welcome to Reception

Our team are :

  • Mrs E Hayes (Red Group: Foxes and Owls)
  • Mrs V Forsyth (Blue Group: Badgers and Hedgehogs)
  • Mrs P Hegarty, Mrs J Sweeney, Miss J Bell, Mr G Girling, Miss J Searles, Miss H Powers

3rd July 2020:

 

Good evening all!

 

It was lovely to see so many of you this week! 

 

As promised, each Friday we will continue to add a brief summary of all that we have been doing throughout the week.

 

For those of you who have not, as yet, returned - and for those who are not planning to return to school this academic year - this week, as the weather wasn't overly kind, we abandoned our plan to learn some 'Sports Day' style team games and, instead, continued with our mini-topic about Superheroes! 

Last week was too hot, this week was too wet... fingers crossed that next week will be 'just right'!

Throughout the week we have designed our own superheroes, 'rescued' superheroes from jelly and slime, created and constructed superhero lairs and gadgets, hunted for 'stolen' gems and treasure in the outdoor classroom, made superhero capes and discussed real-life superheroes: NHS workers, the police and, of course, our moms and dads. 

 

Wishing you all a peaceful and restful weekend.

 

The Reception Team XXXX 

 

During Mrs Forsyth's phone calls, a parent recommended this website: https://www.thenational.academy 

It's definitely worth a look. Go to 'classroom' > 'schedule' > 'Reception'. Please let us know what you think.

 

30th April 2020:

 

Well... here they are!

Thank you so much for sending in your video clips and a special big THANK YOU to Miss Bell for her expertise in putting all the clips together.

It's lovely seeing you all! XXXX

 

 

Reception Red Group

https://youtu.be/3Z4UJ0lxZqk

 

Reception Blue Group

https://youtu.be/F3ObZ2Bd4f4

 

We hope that you're all well and enjoying this extra time you are having with your families.We are missing you all SO MUCH and we'd love to hear what you've been up to.

 

Please take a photo of something you've done at home and email it, with a little explanation, to either

Mrs Hayes: s79ehayes@ol-wayside.solihull.sch.uk

or Mrs Forsyth: s79vforsyth@ol-wayside.solihull.sch.uk

We can't wait to hear from you! And remember, we love you loads!

We hope that you're still washing your hands. 

Keep being good for your moms and dads!

The Reception Team

 

19th March 2020: UPDATE

This evening, along with your reading packs, we have sent home the School Closure Home Learning Packs. Below, we have added further activities and links to age-appropriate websites and resources for your child to explore.

Here are some additional ideas for teaching your child at home:

  • Chat with your child about the coming weeks, find out how they would like to learn, what they enjoy doing and what they find tricky in school. Make a plan together.
  • Routine: This is not going to be the same as at school but try to build in some structure which includes time for learning / you working, exercising, eating and socialising (even when in isolation you can FaceTime your friends)!
  • School support: Our School Closure Home Learning Pack contains some basic information but school will continue to support learning remotely to the best of our ability.
  • Learning environment: maybe writing at the kitchen table, reading on the sofa, science in the kitchen, exercise in-front of the TV (Go Noodle/ 5-a-day TV on YouTube), geography/science in the garden, etc. Changing environment will keep things interesting.
  • Incentives: at school we use stickers and stampers, so why not carry on this tradition and reward your child with a sticker for working hard and staying focused and then a bigger incentive of their choosing if they secure stickers!
  • Take breaks: throughout the school day we encourage lots of breaks, children normally have an attention span of their age +2 minutes (4-5 years olds = 6-7 minutes!) so little and often is the best approach.
  • Make it fun: You can follow your child/ren’s interests. For example, if they love cooking they could read the recipe, measure out the ingredients, create a menu for lunch and write down your family’s order. Result: Lots of learning and social skills developed while having lots of fun!
  • Review-Revise-Reward: review with your child how things are going, revise how you could make the learning experience even better and reward yourselves for all of your hard work!

 
Despite the difficulty of this situation, one positive thing to hold onto is that we get additional time to spend with our families and children, retreating to our homes can enable us to further develop our family bonds and our relationship with God.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon,

 

The Reception Team

  

P.E:

Throughout Spring Term 2, P.E. will take place every TUESDAY MORNING.

Please ensure that it your child's P.E kit is in school.

Many thanks!

Our topic this term is 'All creatures great and small'.

See below for this half-term's curriculum map.

This offers an overview of activities we'd planned for this half-term.

 

Dates for your diary:

 

Friday 20th March: Lenten Liturgy @ 09:10 - led by Year 2 - in Church: CANCELLED

                                 MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATIONS! @ 2.20pm: CANCELLED - to be rescheduled

Wednesday 25th March: Lenten Fun Day

Friday 27th March: Lenten Liturgy @ 09:10 - led by Year 4 - in Church: CANCELLED

Wednesday 1st April: Whole school Lenten Mass @ 10:30  - in Church: CANCELLED

Friday 3rd April: Break Up: END OF SPRING TERM

Monday 20th April: Back to school: SUMMER TERM 1

 

Spring Term 2 - Week 3

First week back: Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Final week of Spring Term 1

Chinese New Year!

Spring Term 1 - Week 3

Spring Term 1 - Week 2

First week back. Happy 2020!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

First week of Advent

The last week of November...

We went on a BEAR HUNT!

Second week of Autumn Term 2

Welcome back!

Final week of Autumn Term 1

This week... My word! We've been busy!

4th week of BIG school!

Curriculum Map: Summer Term 2

Curriculum Meeting: 03/10/2019

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