Chelsea

Welcome to Chelsea Bridge Class.

We hope you have a wonderful year with us.

From Miss Pillay, Miss Crooks and Mrs Begum

Easter Holiday Week beginning 6th April 2020

Dear Reception Parents

HAPPY EASTER HALF TERM

Thank you for your patience as we adapt to the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in. Howard Reception staff are committed to supporting you and your children throughout this challenging period of school closures.

We recognise the need for everyone to take a break from school activities. So, during the two-week half term break, we will continue to provide weekly updates on this blog, to provide you with more open-ended projects and tasks which you may use if you’re looking for ways to keep the children and yourselves busy. So please scroll down for some helpful links to fun activities you can do on your home holidays.

We will start up again with more home school routines on Monday 20th April. For now, dust off all your board games and holiday games and enjoy the half term break as we all take some much-needed time to reflect and recharge our batteries before starting the new home school term.

We will endeavour to establish contact with each of you to ensure your child has access to learning materials during school closures. There are several ways in which you can stay connected to school. Please stay in touch, so we can make home learning accessible for all.

WAYS TO KEEP IN TOUCH:

• School Text Service. You can reply to school texts. This service is regularly monitored by Early Years Lead Miss Pillay, and any queries from both Reception classes will be addressed as soon as we can.

• School Email Service. Check your emails regularly for updates and please respond to our queries so we can ensure continued support.

• Direct email address to Miss Pillay: check your texts and emails for this temporary email address which is used for weekly word lists and any other enquiries for both Reception classes.

• Call the school. If you have not received emails or texts, call the school to check if we have your most up to date details

• Class Dojo. Class Dojo will now be our primary way of keeping in touch with you and your children so please sign up as soon as you can. Please log in using the code sent to your email. This is an excellent way for you and your child to interact with their class teachers. You child will be able to complete tasks we set, which we will look at and give feedback. Staff will be available on Class Dojo Mon- Fri 9.00-3.30 during term time, just like usual school hours. However, you are welcome to post at any time, staff will respond during usual school hours.

Take care, keep safe and enjoy the sunshine (from your window)

Kind Regards

Reception Team

LIMITED INTERNET ACCESS

If you have limited access to the internet, you are welcome to try out some of the suggested projects listed below:

• I spy challenges: Can be done in your home or on your once a day walk outside the home Draw pictures of things you and your child could look out for and when you go on a search, you could keep a tally to keep count of how many objects you find.

• Hold a craft/ baking/ Lego construction day

• Have a home cinema day or make a home movie on your smartphone or stage a show

• Organise a bug hunt, on your once daily walk

• Hold a family fashion parade. Consider opening up your wardrobe to the children.

• Turn the dining table into a den

USEFUL LINKS TO HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Check Class Dojo on Monday for a fun holiday project for the whole family to do which will also support our amazing key workers out there, helping to keep us all safe.

Click on the links below to find out more:

Easter activities:

Reading:

Learning activities:

Culture and the Arts:

Nature:

Fitness and wellbeing:

All links to previous activities can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of this page and clicking back to previous posts

It’s World Autism Awareness Day!

Today is World Autism Awareness Day!

We all know someone who is on the Autistic Spectrum. What can we do to understand and support a friend, a colleague, a relative who has autism? The most helpful thing we can do is to understand what autism is and how it can affect people.

Watch the animation video to find out key aspects of Autism. What can you take from that?

Then watch the second video which contains lots of practical tips. What tips would you put into practice to support someone with autism in your class, family, place of work, neighbourhood?

Understanding is the first step to acceptance. As we say at Howard Primary School : we are all different, we are all equal!

If you have any questions, please get in touch : sdalziopolling.306@lgflmail.org

Many thanks

Mrs Pollington