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Welcome to Turtles’ Class!

Class Teacher: Mrs Blayney

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Warhurst

 

***Home Learning***

 

Dear Parents

 

It is with deep sadness that our classroom doors have now closed due to the developing situation of COVID-19. In order to ensure a smooth transition for the children, I will continue to stay in contact with you all via the Scholarpack communications system.

 

By now, your child will have received a home-learning pack with activities that can be done while at home. These activities have been selected by the Early Years team with reference to specific areas of learning. Each fortnight, the Early Years team will email a new plan detailing activities to do at home. 

 

It is a very difficult and uncertain time for us all and I am aware of how challenging the upcoming weeks may be. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Oatlands team via the admin email account should you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thank you so much for your continued support. 

I hope to see you soon.

 

Mrs Blayney.

***Useful Websites***

 

Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk

Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com

ICT - https://www.ictgames.com

Numberblocks through Cbeebies -   https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Phonics - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Reading - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Reading - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

PE - https://www.gonoodle.com

P.E with Joe (The Body Coach) through YouTube

Twinkl  - https://www.twinkl.co.uk and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Username:  turtles            Password:  pass1

 

 

General Information

The 7 areas of learning within the Foundation Stage are:

  • Communication and Language (CL)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Literacy (L)
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Expressive Art and Design (EAD)
  • Understanding the World (UW)

 

These areas are covered by:

  • a daily phonics session
  • a daily maths session 
  • daily song and story time
  • weekly topic activities
  • weekly circle time 
  • sharing class pet adventures
  • children have a weekly session in the Creative Caterpillar room
  • children have the chance to learn indoor and outdoor throughout the week

 

Play time is daily at 2.20pm to 2.30pm and lunch will be served daily from 11.45am to 1.00pm. 

 

Assemblies are held each Monday (Collective Worship), Wednesday (Singing Assembly) and Friday (Celebration Assembly).

 

Our PE day is Tuesday morning. 

Our Library Day is Tuesday afternoon.

Please remember to have your child's Practice Makes Perfect folder in their book bag on Fridays, so we can give them their new Phonics Sounds, handwriting and Numberblocks activities. 

What a busy month we have had! This half term we are learning about Traditional Tales and alternative versions of stories. The children have enjoyed drama and acting out their favourite stories in the role play area. We are decorating wooden spoons to create our own characters. This has been an exciting art project for the children. This month we have also enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year where we made paper lanterns and paper chains to decorate the classroom. In PE, we performed a traditional Chinese dragon dance which the children loved!  As a school, we raised money for Australia Wires Charity by having a non-uniform day. Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it! The outdoor has been completed and the children have been exploring each area of learning whilst having lots of fun. In maths, we have been learning number bonds to 5 and 10 practically and through recording number sentences. As part of the New Year, we have been discussing our dreams and goals through Jigsaw Genie. What a busy month we have had!

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