The children’s transition into their new classes is really important to us. Please find a selection of video links below that give the children a class tour of their new classroom and their teacher(s) reading them a story. You might find that it is useful to revisit these, especially when we get closer to September and the children start Year 1. We will be using our sessions next week in school to talk about our new classes with the children too.
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It has been a pleasure being able to support your children’s learning both in school and remotely in these very strange times that we have all experienced during the last academic year. We will miss all of the children, but know that they are in very safe hands as they move into Year 1…and of course I’m sure that we will see them lots too, to give them a cheery hello and a wave from outside of their new bubbles.
Thank you all for your ongoing support, and for all of the lovely cards and gifts that we received over the last few days. It is very kind of you 😊
We have had lots of fun over the last few days, from wishing Mrs Moore a very Happy 50th Birthday, to go noodle, ‘camping’ in the back garden, dancing around bubbles in our bubble, roaring like dinosaurs, quizzing Mrs Viney about the toys there are in Year 1 that they have to play with and writing our wishes for our new classes…we have really made the most of our last few days in Reception.
Wishing you all a very safe and happy summer break ☀️
(P.S. Don’t forget at some point to sign up to the Year 1 blog so that you receive notifications of any new posts on there for you as we get closer to the start of the new academic year.)
In Reception A, we have created a folder that contains all of your child’s belongings for you to take home.
If your child is in school this week (Bubble A, Bubble B and Keyworker Group) they will bring these home with them on their last day in school. However if your child has not returned to school this term, they are in the school office ready for you to collect during school hours over the next few days!
Keep an eye out in your folder for a special message from your teachers…
Join Oxfordshire Libraries and The Reading Agency from June to September for a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter. This year the Summer Reading Challenge is online and children can join today. It’s free!
The focus for this week is reflecting on the year that we have had and looking forward to new beginnings in September. This year has been extraordinary so the idea of a journal is a great way of reflecting back on your home learning journey, as well as being a great keepsake.
Hard copies of this home learning pack will be available between the hours of 10:00 and 14:00 from the school office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please do remember social distancing rules when you are on site by following the signage around school. Thank you for your cooperation.
We hope that you all have a fantastic last week, one last push for us all! Thank you as ever for your amazing work and support, the end is in sight.
We have really enjoyed learning all about bees this week! We started our week by telling each other all the things that we know about bees already (I was very impressed with everyone’s knowledge) and came up with some questions we wanted to find out e.g. why do bees make honey? We then used the internet to research the answers to our questions. In our back garden we found lots of bees on the flowers collecting their nectar (you can see a photo of them below).
We also had lots of fun learning together in our gardens and around our classroom. I hope you all have a great rest of your week and look forward to seeing you next Monday for our last week together…
We have also had lots of fun learning about butterflies and caterpillars last week – we were all amazed when we watched a time lapse of the butterflies life cycle. We tried to spot butterflies in the garden but we had no luck…
We all did some super writing about a butterflies life cycle – I was so impressed with everyone, they should all be very proud of how hard they worked! There was also lots of fun had learning around the classroom and in our gardens.
We loved welcoming in our friends from Class 4 and all of the children had lots of fun playing together!! Together we are going to do an experiment to make our own raisins, we will let you know how we get on.
We had lots of fun learning all about caterpillars and butterflies this week. We used the internet to research some of our own questions, such as ‘Why are some caterpillars not green?‘. We also did some super writing about the life cycle of a butterfly – I was so impressed with everyone! There was also plenty of time spent learning around the classroom and in our gardens.