School closure due to Coronavirus
We understand that this is a tricky time for you as a family. We hope that the following slides will give you some guidance in activities that you can do together to continue the amazing progress your children have made so far this academic year.
Included is a suggested daily timetable. This is simply for guidance, and you do not have to follow it rigidly. You know your children best and we trust you to choose the most suitable times to complete the activities that we will set daily, via our online learning journey, Tapestry. Above all else, please do not make yourselves or your children stressed out about having to complete them. Also included is an extensive list of ‘other’ activities which we would encourage you to spend time doing with your children. Where possible, we would encourage you to get outside, following guidelines to socially distance yourselves to keep yourselves safe and well. Also included is an extensive list of websites and apps for digital learning.
If you have any questions about any of these activities, or simply require some advice or support during this absence from school, please feel free to contact us via the Tapestry email, which we will be monitoring daily at 9am. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Preston & Sophie Buck
Welcome to our Early Years page.
We hope that you will find this page useful. It will have topic curriculum information, website links and presentation notes in addition to our Tapestry page where we will be sharing our weekly news.
Please remember that long hair must be tied back at all times and elaborate hair accessories must not be worn.
PE is on a Thursday and a full kit should be in school at all times, to include a plain white t shirt and navy or black shorts for indoor PE.
ALL items of clothing must be clearly named. Unnamed items are stored for a short period. Please also ensure that your child has not brought home any items of clothing that do not belong to them. We have a number of parents who are missing clothing which is named.
Please ensure snack and cooking money is paid up to date via ParentPay.
Once your child turns 5 they will stop receiving free milk the Monday of the week of their birthday. You will need to sign up to the Cool Milk scheme in advance of this if you would like them to continue having milk.
As a school we have invested in Tapestry as a method of recording your child's learning and progress during their time in Early Years. Staff will upload weekly observations of individuals or groups, linking this to the Early Years Curriculum areas and where appropriate age and stage the observation. On the Early Years Page we will also send any notifications of events, reminders and requests. Please note, that due to the nature of the Early Years Curriculum and that we follow the children's interests, some events may be planned at short notice. We thank you in advance for your co operation and support with such events.
We request that once you have read an observation, either your own child or the Early Years page, that you acknowledge this by 'liking' the observation. This helps us to ensure that messages are getting out to parents.
Tapestry is a two way platform and we encourage you to add your own observations of your child's learning.
Click here for more information.