Just to say, apologies that there hasn’t been much going onto Tapestry this week. My iPad has decided to reset itself and I can’t get onto it at the moment. Fingers crossed that it’s resolved soon and I can get back to letting you know all about what your little lovelies are up to.
As part of the statutory National Curriculum, your child/children will be taught all aspects of the new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Curriculum. This includes developing healthy relationships, staying safe, knowing how to look after their mental health and wellbeing, understanding the natural changes to bodies and naming of body parts. We believe that this biological approach needs to be balanced with an emphasis on relationships, feelings, and values. We are particularly concerned to ensure our children know how to keep themselves safe and healthy and develop confidence and self-esteem to ensure they are not vulnerable or exploited in any way.
This year we are using new materials as part of our personal and social health education curriculum. We are delivering Shropshire Respect Yourself: Sex Education programme. This programme has been nationally recognised, is informed by good practice guidance and has received the quality Kitemark from the Personal, Social Health Education Association (PSHE), It includes the transition programme for Year 6, which ensures continuity and age-appropriate progression with the Shropshire secondary programme.
As part of our planning for the delivery of this programme we have ensured that there is consistency with our school’s ethos and related policies, such as safeguarding, equalities and bullying.
The programme will be delivered by classroom teachers. There will be opportunities for children to work in mixed and single gender groups and exercises will be adapted to take into account different levels of maturity and ability. We encourage pupils to ask questions, seek further information and complete activities at home. We see this work as a partnership between school and home.
Please feel free to contact your class teacher or myself if you have any questions about the content we will be covering. Depending on the amount of queries we get, we may also be able to offer an information sharing session for parents if we feel this is necessary.
The topics we will be covering in each year as well as the vocabulary we will be learning is outlined in the document below.
Apologies for all the wet socks and tights coming home with the children today. Once the (very heavy!) rain had eased a little bit after lunchtime, we took the opportunity to do some puddle jumping. We did put on wellies and waterproofs, but even so – every single child managed to get their socks or tights completely sodden!
On the plus side – the children were very happy splashing through the deep puddles that had formed throughout lunchtime!
Thank you so much for all your yogurt pot donations, we now have plenty for our activity next week!
Also, on Thursday it is dress as a pirate day, however, I know that Room 4 have PE in the afternoon. So please either send your child in wearing some trainers / joggers with their pirate outfit, or send their PE kit in for them to change into for the afternoon. We haven’t had to get changed for PE yet this year, so that will be a big test for them (and us!). But either way, please make sure that they have trainers and a suitable outfit for moving around in – we don’t mind a few pirates doing PE!
The week after next we will be doing a craft activity which involves empty yogurt pots. If you eat yogurts at home, please would you send your empty (and clean!) yogurt pots our way? We will need 1-2 pots per child. Just the little snap pots or something similar will be perfect for our activity.
Thank you in advance!
You may have seen that our new gate is now in place! Below are the routes that we outlined in our previous post about the new route we would like parents to take at the start and end of the day.
At the start of the day, all parents to follow the yellow dotted line in through the front gate as normal, then out through new gate further down Linley Terrace. The white dots indicate where staff will be positioned on the playground to supervise children entering their classrooms.
At the end of the day, parents of children in Rooms 5, 6, 7 and 8 to follow the blue route around school.
Parents of children in Rooms 4, 3 and 2 to follow the red route around school. If your children are in Rooms 2 or 3, then collect them from their classrooms and then turn around and go back through the new gate.
Hopefully this will save you from having to do a whole lap of the school when you collect your child/ren. There may be a little bit of trial and error, but I’m sure we’ll all get there eventually.
Thank you to everyone who encouraged their children into school by themselves today – it was a big help!
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all have a very well deserved break, I can’t believe next term will be our last one of Reception!
Next term, our timetable is changing slightly.
Our Forest School day will be on Wednesdays and our PE day will be on Thursdays – please come dressed in the right clothes for both of these days.
Have a brilliant holiday and I’ll see you when you are all rested and relaxed.
Miss Roberts x
Some of the parents from Room 4 have recently set up a WhatsApp group for all the parents. Parents have had these groups before and they are a really handy way to keep up to date with what’s happening in school – especially when there’s a change of PE day or a special dress up day etc. I know parents in the past have found these really useful – and a bit of a life saver! Unfortunately at the moment it’s impossible to chat to other parents properly after school so it’s really tricky to get contact details for everyone.
If you would like to be part of the WhatsApp group, then please email me or let me know at the door, and I can pass your details on to Diane Jones who will add you to the group. There is no school involvement in this group at all, it’s just the easiest way to pass contact details on in these COVID times!
Just so you are aware, children only get milk for free until they are 5. Since we have had lots of lock down birthdays, there are quite a few children who are now 5 and aren’t entitled to free milk any more.
If your child would like milk each day (and they are 5) then please sign up for it using the Cool Milk website below.
Register (and pay) online at www.coolmilk.com by 5pm on a Tuesday to receive milk from the following Monday.
Good morning everyone – it’s the last day of home learning!!! You’ve done it!! We have got a very easy last day today, I hope you have fun.
Have a go at completing the colour by numbers below. There are a couple, so just choose whichever one you would like to do.
Letters and Sounds
Go onto Phonics Play and have a go at any of the games to help you with the sounds that you need to get better at. Remember we have learnt up to ‘oa’ on our sound mat.
Since we’ve been learning about weighing this week I thought it might be a good opportunity to do some cooking! In school we are going to make some rocky road bars using the recipe below. These are great if you have anything that needs using up in your cupboards, you can add in any extras that you like.
If you don’t have the ingredients for these, then choose your own recipe to follow, or even help make your lunch or your tea for tonight. Just make sure you help your grown up do a bit of weighing!
This afternoon we are going on a school trip to Chester Zoo’s Virtual Zoo!
Choose any of the videos you would like to watch and have fun learning about the different animals.
Have an excellent day and a lovely weekend everyone, and I can’t wait to see you all on Monday!!
Miss Roberts xx