This section of the class page is where a new learning plan and activities will be uploaded in order for the children’s learning to continue to develop at home whilst the school is closed.
I completely understand that this may seem a huge ask when so many of you are trying to continue working from home. I am grateful for any support you can give in these difficult circumstances.
Every Sunday, a new flower will appear which will hold the new weeks learning to be undertaken each day which I hope the children will enjoy and be engaged with.
Please complete the learning on the day set and in order as it has been planned to progress the children’s knowledge, understanding and skills through sequential learning and to prevent the children feeling overwhelmed.
The learning will consist of phonics, alternate literacy and maths and a choice of different activities. These activities may consist completion in their green learning journal, completing different online games or resources or taking a photo or video where possible. Please note that learning is planned to be viewed online and doesn’t need printing off unless you wanted to.
Additionally, I also ask that the children continue to undertake the following, everyday, where possible:
Reading – Reading their school book by applying their phonic knowledge and skills, with the support of an adult. Please continue to write in their school reading diary when this takes place. I understand that their school books will be finished in the next week or so, therefore, I am going to try and find free books online or take photos of school books to support the continuation of reading appropriate to their phonic phase.
Additionally, please continue to enjoy a range of home books together to engage children in the pleasure of reading.
Name Formation – Practising their full name using the name card provided in their green learning journal. As the children develop their confidence, please hide the card and use it just to support letters the children are unsure of.
Letter and number formation – Practising letters and number formation will continue to support their writing and number work. Please see the formation sheets provided in their green learning journal that was sent home.
Additionally, I have set up a link where I will upload a range of free resources to support the children’s learning at home and to provide a range of ideas and engaging activities to keep the children active and engaged. I will keep adding to this as I keep researching new resources, so please keep checking!
I want to say a big thank you for all your kind messages and support. It has truly meant a lot and I hope to see TEAM FRANCE back in school very soon. I wish everyone my best wishes and to keep safe and well.
Please don’t hesitate to contact myself through Dojo message, if any further guidance or support is needed.
Kindest regards, Miss Hutchinson.
I know a lot of children are missing their friends, so I thought I would make a video in order for them to see what their friends have been doing in the lockdown and to make them smile.
I apologise it is a little 'grainy' as I had to compress the video in order for it to be loaded onto the class page and I am afraid not all of France class are on the video as it's just all the photos I received from yourselves.
I hope you all enjoy it and it brings you lots of happiness and smile
Miss you all lots.
Miss Hutchinson x
France Class in Lockdown!
Our new topic is...
Our topic questions we hope to answer are:
How do I travel?
Which vehicles help us?
How many different types of transport travel on the road?
How do aeroplanes, helicopters and hot air balloons fly?
What different types of train are there?
How does a boat float?
the children will be deepening their understanding and knowledge about 2D and 3D shapes to create and describe a variety of patterns in addition to understanding the properties of shapes. The children will be beginning subtraction to 10 and solving subtraction problems using both the 10 frame and the part-part whole model. Also, we will developing our positional language such as: above, below, next to and beginning to learn about money! We will be applying our knowledge and skills of money with a visit to the shops!
Our second topic for the last three weeks is...
Our topic questions we hope to answer are:
Who do the magical objects belong to?
How can the Princess and Knight help the King?
What magical powers does the unicorn have?
How can we help the mermaid save her home?
This topic will focus on Fantasy and the story of ‘Zog and the Flying Doctors’ written by Julia Donaldson.
The children will explore and develop understanding about new characters and settings and how these relate to each other. We will be sequencing the story, building on the children’s knowledge and understanding about story structure and events. The children will become storytellers, by retelling the story through the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach.
In maths, we will continue to develop our understanding in addition by exploring number bonds to 10. We will develop our 10 frame understanding and progress to using the part-part whole model.
Additionally, we will focus on the Creation story in RE and we will be thinking about different ways we can help our planet and save the sea, by making small changes in both the school and at home. We will continue to develop our art skills by focusing on the skill of ‘scrunching’ and how to create Transient art.
3rd – 7th February - Mental Health Week - 'Well-being Wake and Shake' for both parents and children. On the playground, every morning, at 8.40am - 8.50am.
7th February - Wear yellow (or bright colours) to bring awareness to Mental Health.
14th February – Break up from school.
Our first topic for the first three weeks is...
Who does the egg belong to?
What are the different species of dinosaurs?
How did the Dinosaurs live?
What features did a Dinosaur have?
This topic will focus on the children becoming Paleontologists and Researchers, to find out about the different species of dinosaurs and create fact files to share their knowledge. It will develop the skill of prediction and create descriptive writing based on their ideas. This topic will continue to build on the children's knowledge and understanding about story structure, settings, characters, events and problems through a range of dinosaur stories.
6th January – Back to school
9th and 16th January – Balance Bike sessions in school
14th February – Break up from school.
Our second topic after half term...
The topic questions we hope to answer are:
How could you catch the Gingerbread man and why?
What material makes the strongest house for the three little pigs?
When Goldilocks went to the house of the Bears what did her blue eyes see?
Should Cinderella go to the ball?
This topic will focus on developing the skill of storytelling, following the 'Talk for Writing' initiative. It will develop their knowledge and understanding of how a story is structured (beginning, middle and end), key story language as well as learning that all stories have characters, settings and problems that may need solving.
Our first topic ...
For the first few weeks, our main priority is to ensure all the children settle happily into school routines and make friends within the class. All the children will be completing a range of activities which enable us to identify their current knowledge and understanding before more formal teaching commences. The children will also be finding out about our school rules and routines. We look forward to continually getting to know your lovely children further over the next few weeks!
While the children are 4 years old they will receive milk for free. Once your child turns 5 years old, unfortunately they will no longer receive it. If you wish for your child to continue to have milk at school, please visit: .
We are always very grateful for any extra help and support in school from: parent helpers, grandparents, aunties and uncles, or anyone else you know who may be interested. The jobs we tend to ask people to help out with range from: hearing the children read, craft activities and working with small groups of children to help them with their work. To help in school you are required to have an up to date DBS check. This can be arranged via the school office. If you, or if you know of anyone who would like to help out in school, please come and see Mrs Wilson who will arrange the necessary paper work for you.
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