Friday was a busy day in Reception class. The children had been busy preparing for the royal wedding. They wrote invitations to one another, made crowns and then indulged in a feast worthy of any royal wedding.
One of our themes for Values Week is ‘Community’ and at All Saints we are fortunate to have a community clothing bank that raises vital funds for our school and the Salvation Army and also reduces waste going to landfill.
During the community session, each child will be given a Recycle With Michael bag to bring home that can be filled with any unwanted clothes or shoes and then returned to All Saints on any day the school is open.
If your child comes to school by bus, to save you making a special journey to school, Richards have kindly agreed to transport the bags on the morning school run. A member of staff will be available when the buses arrive at school to take any filled bags.
During Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 your child will be learning about the sounds which make up words. Many parents have asked us how they can support their children at home.
The key thing is to make it fun! Using flashcards within games or as clues in a treasure hunt can be a great way to keep your child interested and engaged.
There are some brilliant websites which can be an exciting resource to support your child.
Phonics play is a website we use within school and can also be accessed at home.
Mr Thorne Does Phonics has a YouTube channel which the children love. This is particularly useful as he demonstrates how to say each sound and gives examples of words containing them.
You may find this YouTube clip helpful as it clearly shows how to form each letter.
ICT games have some interactive games which your child might enjoy.
Teach Your Monster to Read is an award winning website which has excellent associated apps.
These apps are also very useful.
Teach Your Monster to Read.
This morning Reception and Years 1 and 2 had their Reading Cafe. We read The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen where a rat in a pet show desperately tries to persuade a boy to choose him to buy. There are wierd and wonderful pets like the skink and the anteater all at different prices and the boy has a decision to make on how to spend his £1.
The children then chose to complete maths questions ranging from counting, working out change and investigating possible combinations of pets the boy could buy. Children role played in a pet shop and some painted animals with their price labels attached.
Thank you so much to those parents who came to support the cafe. The children really enjoyed sharing the experience with their parents.