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Zoom Transition Meeting

 

Dear Parents/Carers,/

We have arranged a short meeting for children in Reception Class to have the opportunity to meet with Mrs Everett and Miss Cass (their teachers in Year One). We  hope that you will be able to join us. The meeting will take place at 4.30pm on Tuesday 14th July. The ID code and password will be sent in a text message to all parents. In order to help safeguard all of the people involved, we ask that all parents make it known to the teacher that they are in the room at the start of the meeting. Parents do not need to remain on camera if they choose not to. Children who are in school can take part in the meeting in school. 

 

Yours sincerely

Mr Evans

Assistant Headteacher

The Grange Primary School      

Home Learning - w/b 13th July

 

Hi everyone and welcome to another week of home learning - the final one before the summer holidays!

Over the holidays it would help so much if the children were able to keep up with their reading and continue to practise their phase 2 and 3 sounds/tricky words.  If you do wish to continue accessing some of the games and activities, all of the previous plans will remain on this class page.

We would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to all of the children for being absolute superstars during their time in Reception Class this year and for all that they have done at home during recent months too.  We know that the children will have a lovely time in Class One and we are really looking forward to seeing them all back and settled in their new class with Mrs Everett, Miss Cass and Mrs Doyle.  

Thank you also to all of our fantastic parents and families for the support you have given us both within school and at home.  We hope you all continue to stay safe and enjoy your Summer with your lovely children.

 

The Reception Class of 2020

In our short time,

We laughed, learned and played.

We had the best time, and wished you could have stayed.

 

But you are growing up,

You are getting so strong!

For you to keep learning, you must move on.

 

You are going to Class One,

And though we are apart.

You will always have a very big piece of our hearts!

 

Lots of love

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson x

 

Home Learning w/b 13th July

Bedtime Story With Mrs Bradey

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

We have arranged a Zoom Meeting at 6.30pm on Friday 10th July, where Mrs Bradey will read a bedtime story to the children in Reception Class. The ID code and password will be sent to all parents on a text message. To help safeguard everyone involved in the meeting, we ask that all parents let the teacher know that they are in the room as they join the meeting. Parents do not need to remain on camera if they choose not to. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Me Evans 

Assistant Headteacher

The Grange Primary School   

Home Learning w/b 6th July

 

Hi everyone! Please find the next week of home learning activities in the Word document attached below.  This week's theme has a musical theme.  Feel free to send us photographs/messages/work to reception@thegrangeprimary.org as we really do love to hear from you.  If you haven't emailed us yet then please drop us a message to say hello - we always send a reply!

Please continue to prioritise working through the links to the phonics lessons on YouTube, these are really good and will help to ensure that the children remember their sounds.  They will also support the children with applying their phonic knowledge to reading and writing words/sentences.  There are details on the planning grid about accessing the 'Learning to Blend' videos if children are needing more support with more basic sounds and blending.

 

We hope that you are all continuing to stay safe and well.  Take care!

 

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson

Home Learning w/b 6th July

Home Learning - w/b 29th June

 

Hi everyone! Please find the next week of home learning activities in the Word document attached below.  This week's theme has an 'All Around The World' theme.  Lots of the activities are based on 'Handa's Surprise' which is one of our favourite stories in Reception.  Feel free to send us photographs/messages/work to reception@thegrangeprimary.org as we really do love to hear from you.  If you haven't emailed us yet then please drop us a message to say hello - we always send a reply!

Please continue to prioritise working through the links to the phonics lessons on YouTube, these are really good and will help to ensure that the children remember their sounds.  They will also support the children with applying their phonic knowledge to reading and writing words/sentences.  There are details on the planning grid about accessing the 'Learning to Blend' videos if children are needing more support with more basic sounds and blending.

 

We hope that you are all continuing to stay safe and well.  Take care!

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson.

Home Learning Plan w/b 29th June

Home Learning - w/b 22nd June

 

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the weekly activities and learning lots. I also hope you are doing lots of fun activities with your families.  We have been receiving lots of photographs and messages and have been very impressed with everything you have been doing at home such as baking, making models, building dens and even hatching butterflies!  Please keep messaging us at reception@thegrangeprimary.org

 

Some children are returning to class this week.  Please watch the video on the website (Go to the section 'Children' and then 'Returning to School') to familiarise yourselves with the new routines that have been put into place for the children who are returning.  There are many children who are continuing to learn from home so please continue to access this class page where work will be updated weekly as usual.  Please also remember that there are home learning packs available at school should you need paper worksheets.  These normally contain enough work for a couple of weeks and I know some people are using these alongside the online work.

Please find the next week of online learning below in the Word document.  This week's planning has lots of links to online books and we will be finding out more about authors and characters linked to those stories.  Two of our class favourites are 'The Gruffalo' and 'Room on the Broom' so some of the activities are based on those.

Take care everybody and we will see you soon.

 

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson

 

Home Learning w/b 22nd June

Home Learning - w/b 15th June 2020

 

Hello everybody and welcome to another week of home learning!  This week our plans have a 'Rainforest' theme and there are some lovely activities and videos for the children to watch.  Which animal is your child's favourite?  Can they find out about different animals that live in the rainforest?

 

Remember that our planning grids have lots of activities on them because we are trying to cater for lots of different ability levels and interests.  Please don't feel that you have to complete every activity on the grid, just pick the ones that seem appropriate for your child's ability level.  We do, however, recommend that all children follow the online phonics lessons from the 'Letters and Sounds' YouTube channel.  These are very similar to the phonics lessons we have each day in Reception Class.  There are also 'Learning to Blend' lessons on the same YouTube channel if you feel your child needs further support with blending and revision of more basic sounds. 

 

The Oak Academy Maths lessons are also really useful to work through too.  This week we have chosen Maths lessons that focus on sharing between groups and counting in twos.  Links are provided in the planning grid below (Open the Word document and the links are all there).

 

Please keep your lovely messages and photographs coming via email at reception@thegrangeprimary.org 

We really do love hearing from you all and we always send a message back.

 

Take care everybody and stay in touch!

 

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson

 

 

Home Learning wb 15th June

Home Learning - w/b 8th June 2020

 

Hi everybody!  It has been lovely to hear from some of you via email this week and to see some photographs/videos of the children engaging with the learning activities posted on the class page.  Thank you! Remember we are happy to be contacted this way and our email address is reception@thegrangeprimary.org 

 

Some of the children really seemed to enjoy the 'Snail and the Whale' focus in last week's plan so I have found some maths activities based around the same story if anybody would like a little extra work around this theme.  These can be found here - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ (Go into Week 6 to see these)

 

Please find below our new planning grid for this week.  I highly recommend that the children follow the Letters and Sounds video lessons which I have posted links to on the planning grid as these closely follow the daily phonics lessons that we have in class.  If your child finds these a little challenging and needs more support with blending they could access the 'Learning to Blend' videos on the Letters and Sounds Youtube channel instead.

 

Some of the children may be returning to school soon so it may be nice to show them this video to explain about our classroom bubbles and how school may be a little different when they return.  I hope this helps.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUXDX0WFyno

 

Take care everybody and we hope to see you all very soon!

 

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson

 

 

Weekly home learning w/b 8th June

Home Learning - w/b 1st June 2020

 

 

Hello everyone! We hope you are all well and enjoying some of the beautiful sunshine that we've had over the last week.  Thank you to those of you who have sent lovely messages and photographs to share work and activities.  We love to receive your messages and can be contacted on reception@thegrangeprimary.org

 

Please find below this week's home learning activities.  I particularly recommend accessing the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics lessons which I have added links for.  These mirror closely the sounds we would have been reinforcing in class during our daily phonics lessons this term.  I will add more of these lessons each week from now on and hope the children enjoy them.

 

Please stay safe and don't hesitate to contact us if you need us.

 

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson

1st June Activities

Home Learning - Week 9

Hello everyone, we hope you are keeping well and are managing to keep your spirits up! We are missing you all lots and love receiving your messages and pictures, they really do put a smile on our faces! Please keep them coming! The address is reception@thegrangeprimary.org. 

 

Please find below this week's home learning activities. There are some fun games which will be great to play as a family. Don't forget to keep up with your daily reading! Reading to your child is just as important so keep sharing lots of stories with them. 

 

There are reception learning packs available should you wish to pick one up from school. We know that sometimes it's nice to have something printed off! 

 

As always, we are here if you need us so please do not hesitate to get in touch! Take care and stay safe.

 

Mrs Richardson & Mrs Brady

Home Learning - Week 8

 

Hi everyone! We hope you are all well  and excited for some more fun activities but also make sure you enjoy the lovely sunshine that is expected over the coming week.  Remember to let us know what you are up by sending us a message at reception@thegrangeprimary.org  It's been fabulous to see all of your photographs and read your lovely messages, you've certainly been busy and we are so glad you've been able to complete some of the suggested activities.

 

Some of you may be interested in the new Cbeebies 'Get Well Soon' episode which explains coronavirus to the children on a very basic level.  You can watch it if you follow this link; https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bmd70/get-well-soon-coronavirus

 

Also of interest may be this parent/carer's guide to the Early Learning Goals (the goals that we aim to achieve by the end of Reception).  This guide explains the goals but also gives activity ideas for supporting the children with them at home.  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tf-pa-163-eyfs-early-learning-goals-parent-and-carers-guide

 

Youtube has a series of phonics lessons which follow 'Letters and Sounds' just like we do in class.  There are ten Reception lessons so far on this Youtube channel but also a further ten lessons for children who may still need some support with blending. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw

These lessons will be referred to from time to time in the weekly plans (word document) posted each week.  Please find this week's plan below.

 

Keep safe and stay in touch.

 

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson

11th May 2020 - Week 8 - Reception activities

Home Learning - Week 7

Hello everyone! We hope you are all keeping well and the rain we've had this week hasn't kept you from having fun! Our home learning activities are detailed on the document below. Hopefully these will keep you busy during the next week. Don't forget to keep up with your daily reading, it really is the key to everything else! Just a little reminder that we are here if you need us. The email address is reception@thegrangeprimary.org and we will pick up messages daily between 9am and 4pm. Or if you have any pictures of home learning that you or your child would like to share, please send them onto us as we love hearing from you! Take care and stay safe! 

 

Mrs Richardson & Mrs Brady

Home Learning - Week 6

 

Hi Everyone!  I hope you've all been able to enjoy the lovely weather we've had over the last week and hope you are all keeping safe and well.  Please find the Word document below with Week Six activities.  We would love to know how you're all getting on with the work provided.  Feel free to email us on reception@thegrangeprimary.org to show us what activities you have been doing.  We have enjoyed seeing photographs that have been sent through already of completed work.  

Remember to try and keep reading at home as much as possible via the Oxford Owl website (login details can be found in the Word document below) and try and play the phonics games on PhonicsPlay and Twinkl.  White Rose Maths has fabulous activities and lessons for Reception Maths and The Oak National Academy also has many video lessons online.   I have highlighted the best activities from all of these websites within the planning below.  

Thank you 

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson.

 

 

Week 6 Reception Activities w/c 27th April

Home Learning Week 5

Hello! We hope you have enjoyed a break over the Easter holidays and that the Easter Bunny managed to squeeze in a delivery to your house! Please find below our week 5 activities for children to complete at home. Routines will of course be difficult to keep in the current situation, however we would strongly encourage that your child reads a little each day where possible.  Please keep in touch using the email address for our class - reception@thegrangeprimary.org. We really do love hearing from you and look forward to reading all about the things you have been learning at home! We are missing all of your friendly little faces and hope you are all staying safe! If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

 

As mentioned in our message just before Easter, we had planned to deliver a Reading Workshop and invite parents into school for a read and stay session. This would have been a lovely opportunity for you to join in with a whole class story time and spend some time reading with your child in their classroom environment.  Mrs Brady has uploaded a copy of her presentation for your information. In addition to this, we would have set up several reading activities in the classroom in order for you to see how the children can apply their reading skills independently. We have attached some photographs further down the page to give you an idea of what these activities can look like. 

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

Mrs Richardson & Mrs Brady 

Reading/Phonics Activities

Home Learning Weeks 3 & 4 - Easter

 

Hi everyone!  We have put together some activities for you to try over the Easter holidays.  Many of these are Easter themed and we hope you will find them fun and they keep you busy whilst you are at home.  Look out for the 'Easter Bonnet Making Challenge'.  We would love to see your creations via our class email.  See the planning grid for more information (word document for weeks 3 & 4)

 

We have also added the PowerPoint presentation that I was going to share with parents during the phonics workshop.  We hope it will give parents an insight as to how we teach phonics and help you with home learning.

 

Remember to keep up with your reading and learn the sounds in your sound book (phase two and three sounds)

 

Please keep checking this page for further information and activities in the coming weeks.

 

We all hope you are keeping well and we miss you all so much.  

Mrs Brady and Mrs Richardson

Home Learning - Week 2

 

Hello Reception! We hope you are keeping well and you are all managing to have some fun!

 

Please find below your weekly tasks for the week beginning Monday 30th March. There are lots of home learning activities to keep you busy, however don’t forget to try and get some fresh air and do some exercise each day! Joe Wicks (They Body Coach) is doing daily PE lessons on YouTube at 9:00am each morning which is great fun!

 

Remember to keep up your daily reading and use the Oxford Owl website to choose a new book. There are lots to choose from!

Username: thegrange

Password: Reception

 

Don’t forget that we are here if you need us! Please email us at reception@thegrangeprimary.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can! Or please feel free to drop us a line and tell us what you have been up to. If you have any pictures we would love to see them! Take care and stay safe.

School Closure

As you will be aware, schools will be closed from Friday 20th March. We will of course be supporting you with home learning to the best of our ability. With effect from Monday 23rd March, we will be using our class page to post activities that will support your child's learning at home. Please check our class page daily in order to access the activities we will be setting. Should you have any questions, however small, please do not hesitate to contact us by email; reception@thegrangeprimary.org  We will be available between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.

 

Please take into consideration that effective learning cannot take place in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television).  We appreciate that these are highly unusual (and difficult!) circumstances, however please give some thought to where your child works at home. 

 

We cannot stress enough that one of the most important things you can do at home is to read with your child. This includes reading to your child as well as listening to them read to you. To support this, we are using the online reading tool, Oxford Owl. Please visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Go to 'My class login' at the top of the page. The username is thegrange and the password is Reception. This will take you to the home page where you should choose the parents tab. Click on the message 'free eBooks for ages 3-11' highlighted in pink. Scroll down to 'Browse the Library' and you can then choose the books appropriate for your child's reading level. 

 

In addition to the work we will be setting each week (scroll to the bottom of the page and open the Word documents to see these), please see below a list of websites and online learning tools that we regularly use in our class. The children are familiar with these and should be able to access the games independently once set up.   

 

www.phonicsbloom.com 

No username or password needed.

 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk 

Username: march20

Password: home

 

www.topmarks.co.uk

No usernames or passworrds needed. Children regularly use the following games; 
Counting

Teddy Numbers

Underwater Counting

Blast Off

Helicopter Rescue

Count the Yeti 1-10

 

Ordering

Ladybird Spots

Shape Patterns

 

Addition & Subtraction

Addition to 10 

Alien Addition

 

Shape

Shape Patterns

Shape Monsters

 

Measures

Telling the Time

 

Also, Twinkl are providing access to all of their resources to support parents at home. Please visit www.twinkl.co.uk 

 

Again, please let us take this opportunity to reassure you that we are here if you need us! We will miss the children and sincerely hope that we will be seeing you all sometime soon! Take care of each other! 

Reception School Closure Activities

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