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Letter to Pupils 25.06.2020

Letter to Pupils 11.06.2020

Letter to Pupils 21.05.2020

Letter to Pupils 07.05.2020

Letter to pupils 23.04.2020

YRDarling Letter to Parents April 2020

 

Hello Reception Darling,

 

I hope that you are all staying home and staying safe.

 

When we were together we talked a lot about Grace Darling and how she rescued people from a shipwreck. At the moment, nurses and doctors all around the country are working to rescue people from a virus. We are helping them by staying indoors and washing our hands to stop the virus spreading further. At the moment, our Prime Minister is ill with the virus and so is one of our favourite authors, Michael Rosen. Can I ask you to make a card and write a message for each of them to wish them better? Ask your grown ups to post your cards for Mr Johnson to:

 

The Prime Minister

10 Downing Street

London SW1A 2AA

 

Ask your grown up to take photos of your card to Michael Rosen and help you email the photos to

 

michael@michaelrosen.co.uk

 

I hope everybody will be better soon so that you can go back to school. I am missing you all and I can’t wait to visit you and Mr Barry later this year.

 

We are living through very important and unusual times which, when you are grown up, will be taught in history lessons. Please keep a daily diary of all your thoughts and experiences during this time. You can ask your grown up to help you. Draw pictures, take photos in order to help people in the future learn about these events. You can show these to Ms Luxford, Ms Connelly and Mr Barry when you go back to school and I would be interested to hear about them when I visit you.

 

I have been thinking about our recent trip to the Discover Centre in Stratford. Do you remember how very proud Ms Connelly and I were of your behaviour? Do you remember that some grown ups stopped me to tell me how well behaved you are? Did you tell your parents all about it? What was your favourite part of the day?

 

I have also been remembering how kind and gentle you were when you held our baby chicks. They were so fragile and you were so careful with them. Do you remember how tiny they were when they hatched and how they grew bigger every day? Please continue to be just as kind and thoughtful to your grown ups and help them as much as you can.

 

Do you remember the life cycle of a hen? You could try drawing a picture and labelling each part, then use this to teach your family all about it. 

 

I've also been thinking about Blue Penguin and wondering how he's getting on. Remember to teach your parents about global warming and remind them how they can help to look after the environment - recycle, use reusable bags, save electricity, and reuse plastic as much as possible so that it doesn't end up in the ocean.

 

All the teachers are very sad that we will not be able to celebrate Easter with you, but here are some ideas of fun things that you can do at home - 

 

- make Easter cards

- make Easter baskets and fill them with yummy chocolate eggs

- decorate Easter bonnets

- paint eggs (real or fake)

- make salt dough Easter shapes, cook them and paint them

- have a fabulous Easter egg hunt in your garden or around your home (you can show off your fantastic counting skills when you count how many you have found at the end). How many would you have if you had one less? or one more?

- Ask your grown up to search the internet for

       “CBeebies Let’s Celebrate Easter“

so that you can watch the information clips ‘Preparing for Easter’, ‘Celebrating Easter’ and the ‘Easter Story’.

 

You have been learning The Lord’s Prayer for our Church visit.  Even though we will not be able to go to the church this Easter, you might want to practise at home ready for Year 1! I will be saying The Lord’s Prayer at my house.

 

I do wish you and your family a very happy and healthy Easter. Stay safe. I am looking forward to seeing you again very soon.

 

With love from

Mrs Arif and also from Ms Connolly and Ms Luxford.

 

Message from Mr Barry :

I would like to wish you all in Reception Darling a very Happy Easter. I am very much looking forward to joining the team at C of E Primary School and can’t wait to get started. Hope you are all well and will see you all soon.

 

 

 

YRShakespeare Letter to Pupils & Parents April 2020

 

Hi Reception Shakespeare, 

 

I hope that you are all staying in and staying safe, just like Mrs Eve and I are. We are really missing all of you and seeing all of your lovely smiley faces everyday! 

 

Remember our recent trip to the Discover Centre in Stratford? Did you tell you parents all about it? What was your favourite part? 

I wonder how the chicks are getting on now, I bet they are getting really big. Can you remember the life cycle of a hen? You could try drawing a picture and labelling each part, then use this to teach your family all about it. 

 

I've also been thinking about Blue Penguin and wondering how he's getting on. Remember to teach your parents about global warming and remind them how they can help to look after the environment - recycle, use reusable bags, save electricity, reuse plastic as much as possible so that it doesn't end up in the ocean (just like you did when you made your boats).

 

Have you been keeping a diary of what you have been up to at home? It would be great for you to write about the fun that you have been having and draw pictures to go with it. Mrs Eve and I would love to see them once we're back at school and I'm sure that you'll impress your grown ups with your amazing writing. 

 

We are very sad that we will not be able to celebrate Easter with you all but here are some ideas of fun things that you can do at home - 

- make Easter cards

- make Easter baskets and fill them with yummy chocolate eggs

- decorate Easter bonnets

- paint eggs (real or fake)

- make salt dough Easter shapes, cook them and paint them

- have a fabulous Easter egg hunt in your garden or around your home (you can show off your fantastic counting skills when you count how many you have found at the end) How many would you have if you had one less? or one more?

 

We wish you a very happy Easter with lots of laughter and fun. Make sure that you listen to your grown ups and stay on green! Remember to wash your hands, just like Sophia's mummy showed us and stay at home as much as possible to keep safe. If we all do the right thing, hopefully we will all be back together soon. 

 

Stay safe, 

 

love, 

Miss Castell and Mrs Eve 

 

 

 

 

For the parents/carers - 

We hope that you are all managing to stay upbeat in these tough times and are enjoying some quality time with the children. I know it can be a struggle to know what to do with them in regards to their learning. There are many ideas in the 'Helping your child at home' section on the school website and I have also provided some ideas below - 

 

- Phonics: We follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme at school to teach the children to read and write. If you would like to find out more the website is very useful - https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ There is a section on the website called 'Help during school closure' which has lots of useful information and links for parents/carers, as well as a link to their youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured  They are streaming short Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home, as well as many other useful videos, such as videos demonstrating how to say each of the sounds correctly. 

 

If you had already purchased the phonics flashcards from the school office you can use these to go through the sounds with the children and use them to make short words for the children to blend and read. Please continue to practise oral blending with your children, e.g. saying p-i-n and asking the children to blend the sounds and tell you which word you are saying or using it within sentences, e.g. where is the c-a-t? 

 

- Reading: Continuing to read to and with your child is so important for their development. Normally the children would be reading to an adult daily in their phonics sessions so please find time for the children to read to you regularly and practise applying their phonics. When at school, I would read the children a story at least once a day and this was such an enjoyable and important part of our day. You can keep this exciting by using your voice in different ways for different characters, adding actions and facial expressions. You can also find many videos online of different people/celebrities reading stories, one example of this is Cbeebies Bedtime Stories on BBC iPlayer. 

 

-  Maths: Children should practise counting forwards and backwards to/from 20, counting objects, being able to say the number that is one more/one less than any given number to 20, learning doubles up to double 6, simple addition and subtraction problems using practical objects to help them in solving the problems, e.g. having five oranges and adding 3 more or giving the child 9 cookies and taking 3 away. The children also love Numberblocks and the videos for this can be found on Cbeebies on BBC iPlayer.  

 

- Letter and number formation: The children have been doing really well with practising how to form letters and numbers correctly/where to start them. I have attached some documents to help them to continue practising this at home. 

 

- Reception spelling words: In class we have been learning to read and write some high frequency words. The children know these as tricky/red words and know that they are words that we just have to learn as they are difficult to sound out. I have attached a document with the reception words to this email. Please help the children to learn to read and spell these words as this will be very beneficial for both their reading and writing. 

 

Have a fantastic Easter with the children and we hope to see you all soon, 

 

Stay at home and stay safe, 

 

The Reception team 

 

Chingford CofE Primary School

Kings Road

London, E4 7EY

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