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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

30th March 2020:

Good morning all!

Thank you SO MUCH for all your emails, it's lovely to hear that you're all well and enjoying your time spent at home! Please continue to send us your news!

Much love to you all and to your families,

The Reception Team

 

26th March 2020:

Good morning all!

Just a little note to check 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

 

Important Information:

If your child has any of the symptoms listed below they must not attend school for 7 days and must isolate.

 

-a high temperature (37.8)

-a new continuous cough

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

 

Further advice can be found at:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

 

     

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 'Let's Move!'.

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

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!

'New Beginnings'

'New Beginnings' 1 Keep 'em coming...!

Curriculum Map: Spring Term 2

Curriculum Meeting: 03/10/2019

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