Some of our children have come back to school today and discovered that things are not quite as they were when they left back in March!
The paths are stripy, there are a number of signs both inside and outside of the building, the desks are very spread out and lunches are delivered to the classrooms.
The thing that hasn't changed is that we are all still smiling.
to help us stay 2m apart.
Signs to show parents where to wait when meeting us from school.
Using our own set of equipment.
Desks are spread out to help us keep 2m apart whilst working.
We know how important it is to wash our hands.
We have instructions to remind us too.
Picnic tables provide an 'outdoor classroom' where it is safer to work in the fresh air (when it is fine!)
We are able to feel safe and relaxed because there are not very many of us here - this makes it so much easier to 'socially distance'.
Whilst the weather remains fine, we are also able to take more of our lessons outside - we know this is a safer place to learn at this time.
Learning outside where we feel safer.
Using dice to add and subtract
Another birthday, and I'm guessing this child has just turned five! Thankfully the sun was still shining and he had a super time, celebrating in the garden.
It's nice to see people making the most of the glorious weather at home. I think we'd all agree that we feel happier and more relaxed when we are outside enjoying the sunshine.
Water play - always a favourite!
Making lollies to enjoy in the sunshine!
As always, we love to see how you are getting on with your Home Learning. It is important to keep 'key skills' ticking over, but this can be done in all sorts of creative ways. We have been really impressed with your original ideas!
Interest led geography project!
Practising letter and number formation - well done!
Enjoying the excitement of bubbles!
Feeling happy - nothing better.
Working hard on our maths...
Sorting and classifying in science
And enjoying learning more facts about the world.
Using 'Henry' to inform our science factfile - very resourceful!
Working on our spelling patterns
Using images to 'predict' the events of a story.
Writing a lovely letter to a younger sibling - what a super idea.
Studying the characteristics of living things.
We all know how important it is to be able to read and part of learning how to do that involves understanding and practising 'phonics' (sounds). Class 1 work on their phonic understanding daily in class so it's good to see the hard work you are continuing to put in at home. I particularly like how this child has found items in her room that all have this week's phonic sound in them! Well done!
And it's all about enjoying a good book!
We have had a number of people 'getting creative' this week - especially when the weather has turned cooler and we feel less tempted to get outside. One child is working towards her Brownie Painting Badge and another received a super 'acrylic painting kit' for his birthday. Whatever you are doing, do share it with us so we can share it with everybody else. Your colourful pictures continue to make us smile. Thank you!
Carrying out research for her Brownie Badge
Enjoying an online tutorial with Rob Biddulph
And rainbows our of lego!
Working carefully on his 'acrylic kit'...
...with some input from his brother.
Early Years will be glad to know that their sunflowers have survived their stay at Mrs. English's house and made a safe return to the garden area at school. They are now growing happily up the garden fence! Well done Mrs. English!
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- Dr Amir Khan, GP and Ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts
Don't forget to send us pictures of your 'wild' adventures so we can share them with others.