SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION
On this web page we will be putting key information on for you as well as weekly planning. Please check back each week for new planning.
Please look at the letter to parents, useful websites and weekly planning. We have also put additional resources in case you wish to do more with your children if you have the time. Our letter to parents will give you some general information. Our Website links are really important as children will have access to lots of resources which link to their curriculum and we know they all love playing games on them. There are also links for some fun active websites as well to get them moving. Our Weekly planning will cover all the areas of learning and also our expectations for each week.
This is a new experience for your children and us. Work together to see what works best for you and your children. It may be that you make a timetable together to work out what is happening when. Don't forget to include times for snack, relaxing time, play and active time as well as time for yourselves!
You may want to put all the weekly tasks that we have set in a hat and pull one out to do when you get the chance!
A little tip is that you may find it easier to do the Writing activities in the morning or after some food. The more active ones and technology based may be kept for later in the day. Again do what works best for you and your family at this time.
One last TOP TIP at the moment is for those children that will be constantly asking you for snacks! Set up a price list of snacks and give the children some money each day that they an use to buy items. This will help limit how much food they are eating and also help with understanding money.
Lastly something to think about...
Our children are just as scared as we are right now. Our children can not only hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our tension and anxiety. They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the ideas of being of school for a while may sound exciting for them, they are probably imagining something like a fun summer break not being trapped in the home and not seeing their friends.
Over the coming weeks, you may see an increase in behaviour issues with your kids. Whether its anxiety, or anger, or protest they can’t do things normally – it will happen, you will see meltdowns, tantrums, and oppositional behaviour in the coming weeks. This is normal and expected in these circumstances.
Do things as a family, go for walks, play in the garden, bake together, read together and be there for each other.
What children need right now is to feel comforted and loved. To feel like it’s going to be ok. Don’t worry about them regressing in school. Every single child is in the same boat and they will all be ok. When we are back in the classroom, we will all meet where they are when they return. Teachers will be there to support them and you!
Take care of yourselves
Here is an overview of the books that we will be focusing our learning on throughout the year.
Getting to know ourselves and our school
The Gruffalo and The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson
The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy
The Smeds and The Smoos by Julai Donaldson
Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne
The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Superworm and Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson
Billys bucket by Kes Grey
Tiddler by Julia Donaldson
Author of the Year - Julia Donaldson
In Robins our Author of the Year is Julia Donaldson. We love listening to her stories during story time and enjoying reading them ourselves in our reading area. We have already remembered her name and can name a lot of the books she has written. We also enjoy listening to and joining in with her songs from her CD and book called ' A Treasury of Songs' . During the year we will all get the chance to take the story sack home which includes two of her books 'Zog' and 'Spinderella'. We then write a book review about them to share with our friends.
Please see the website links below to find out more about Julia Donaldson, view some of the books she has written a and to try out some activities linked to the books we have read.
Toys Wanted Please
We are currently looking at improving what resources we have in our small world areas inside and outside. We would really appreciate you support if you are able to provide us with any of the following items that you may have surplus at home. Many thanks in advance for your support.