Week beginning 8th June
Next week we will begin the phased return to school by welcoming the EYFS bubbles on Monday at 8.30am. Information has been send to parents regarding the new structures and procedures that form our plan to keep all members of our school community safe. If you have not received this, you will find the information on our ‘parents’ – ‘letters’ – ‘Reopening Information’ section of our school website. To prepare your child for returning to school, we have produced a superhero themed document that shows how the classrooms, corridors and outside area will look on their return. Superheroes have been chosen as we are going to spend time helping your child with this transition by positively sharing thoughts and ideas about how themselves are ‘Healthy Superheroes’ by adjusting to our new routines.
We appreciate that due to a variety of reasons some children will remain as Home Learners. As Mrs Davies and Mrs Kyte will now be teaching, your child will move from home learning being posted on our website to using the link below for their learning provision. EYFS and Year 1 work will be available from Monday 8th June. More detail on this will be posted on the Home Learning Page on the First Federation Trust before Monday.
Welcome to this week’s Home Learning
We hope you had a fabulous half term and enjoyed the sunny, warm weather. Maybe you were splashing around in a paddling pool or enjoying a walk when it started to cool down. It has been very hot so we hope you were drinking lots and remembered your sun cream. Mrs Davies and Mrs Kyte have planned some great activities for you to practise your reading, writing and maths. Throughout this week, our curriculum learning will focus on recycling, reducing and reusing.
Friday 5th June EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Friday 5th June EYFS Home Learning
Friday 5th June Year 1 Home Learning
Thursday 4th June EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Thursday 4th June EYFS Home Learning
Thursday 4th June Year 1 Home Learning
Wednesday 3rd June EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Wednesday 3rd June EYFS Home Learning
Wednesday 3rd June Year 1 Home Learning
Tuesday 2nd June EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Tuesday 2nd June EYFS Home Learning
Tuesday 2nd June Year 1 Home learning
Good Morning Wrens and Robins!
We hope that you have had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed the warm and sunny weather. Maybe you went riding on your bike or raced around on your scooter! Mrs Davies and Mrs Kyte have really enjoyed seeing all of the photographs they have been sent, showing the different activities that you have been enjoying.
We can't believe how much the Blue Tits in Mrs Kyte's garden have grown! Mr and Mrs Blue Tit have been extremely busy flying to find food for their chicks.
Active Devon and the School Games Organisers are hosting the Devon Summer School Games with a twist!
All competitions are virtual, and you can enter as many of them as you like. The competitions are suitable to do at home, in your backyard or garden. They give you the chance to virtually team up with your classmates, represent your school and compete against other children from across Devon!
Miss Gibbs has placed more information about these exciting events within the PE page under the Home Learning class crayon icons.
Friday 22nd May EYFS and Year 1 Home Learning
Friday 22nd May EYFS Home Learning
Friday 22nd May Year 1 Home Learning
Thursday 21st May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Thursday 21st May EYFS Home Learning
Thursday 21st May Year 1 Home Learning
Wednesday 20th May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Wednesday 20th May EYFS Home Learning
Wednesday 20th May Year 1 Home Learning
Tuesday 19th May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Tuesday 19th May EYFS Home Learning
Tuesday 19th May Year 1 Home Learning
Monday 18th May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Monday 18th May EYFS Home Learning
Monday 18th May Year 1 Home Learning
Welcome to another week of wonderful learning!
The top 50 stories in each age group in the BBC2's 500 word competition have been recorded and can be listened to using the link above. This could be an excellent way to share a story before bedtime or during a little bit of quiet time during the day. I wonder which will be your favourite?
What has Mrs Kyte and Mrs Davies been doing?
Mrs Kyte and Mrs Davies enjoy learning about all the fantastic activities that you are doing at home and seeing your wonderful photographs so they thought they would share some photographs with their Wren and Robin friends.
Friday 15th May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Friday 15th May EYFS Home Learning
Friday 15th May Year 1 Home Learning
Thursday 14th May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Thursday 14th May EYFS Home Learning
Thursday 14th May Year 1 Home Learning
Wednesday 13th May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Wednesday 13th May EYFS Home Learning
Wednesday 13th May Year 1 Home Learning
Tuesday 12th May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Learning
Tuesday 12th May EYFS Home Learning
Tuesday 12th May Year 1 Home Learning
Monday 11th May Year 1 and EYFS Curriculum Learning
Monday 11th May EYFS Home Learning
Monday 11th May Year 1 Home Learning
Good Morning Wrens and Robins!
Mrs Davies and Mrs Kyte have been amazed by the brilliant learning activities that you have been participating in. Not only have we received photographs of the Home Learning tasks we have set but also your grown ups have created some wonderful activities for you to do.
We appreciate how tricky it is to balance working from home, coping with these unusual times as well as supporting your child's learning so we would just like to say that you are doing an amazing job and . . .
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Blue Tit
There was a buzz of excitement in the Kyte household (and garden) on Friday when the eggs in the bird box started hatching. Mrs Kyte excitedly let Mrs Davies and Mrs Hillson know! There were 2 chicks on Friday and now all 11 eggs have hatched. The chicks' mummy and daddy have been extremely busy gathering food and feeding them over the weekend. Take a look at the chicks. Are they how you expected them to look? How do you think the adult Blue Tits are feeling?
We can't wait to see how they grow and change.
Thursday 7th May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Thursday 7th May EYFS Home Learning
Thursday 7th May Year 1 Home Learning
Wednesday 6th May Curriculum Learning
Wednesday 6th May EYFS Home Learning
Wednesday 6th May Year 1 Home Learning
Tuesday 5th May EYFS and Year 1 curriculum
Tuesday 5th May EYFS Home Learning
Tuesday 5th May Year 1 Home Learning
Monday 4th May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Monday 4th May EYFS Home Learning
Monday 4th May Year 1 Home Learning
Good Morning Wrens and Robins!
Wow! We have been really impressed with all your fabulous home learning. The sculptures that you have been making by putting together different objects and changing the shape of materials have been really imaginative. It has been wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed learning about the work of David Kemp and And Goldsworthy. We can't wait to see the sculptures that you create this week so please send photographs of them to Mrs Kyte and Mrs Davies.
Orchard Lea Paintings and Drawings
Mrs Kyte and Mrs Davies have printed the pictures for our friends at Orchard Lea and we have heard that they were really pleased to receive them. We made sure that each resident was able to have one in their room to enjoy. Please keep sending us your artwork and other drawings and painting because they do like receiving them.
Our Blue Tit Family
We were very excited to learn that the Blue Tit in Mrs Kyte's garden had laid 11 eggs. As you were all very excited to learn about David Attenborough and the natural world, we thought you may want to see how they are doing and maybe we might be luckily enough to see them hatch.
Friday 1st May EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Friday 1st May EYFS Home Learning
Friday 1st May Year 1 Home Learning
Thursday 30th April EYFS and Year 1 curriculum
Thursday 30th April EYFS Home Learning
Thursday 30th April Year 1 Home Learning
Wednesday 29th April EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Wednesday 29th April EYFS Home Learning
Wednesday 29th April Year 1 Home Learning
Tuesday 28th April EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Tuesday 28th April Year 1 Home Learning
Tuesday 28th April EYFS Home Learning
Monday 27th April EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Monday 27th April EYFS Home Learning
Monday 27th April Year 1 Home Learning
Welcome to another wonderful week of learning
Mrs Kyte and Mrs Davies are looking forward to the fabulous pictures and photographs that they will be sent this week. We are so very proud of the learning and activities that you have been doing at home with the help of your grown ups. From Monday 20th April, all children in Wren and Robin classes will be able to log in to Bug Club and access the resources that your teacher has allocated you.
Miss Gibbs has kindly given us a variety of activity ideas and website links to help us to keep active. They are aimed at all year groups so please choose those appropriate for your child. Have a go yourself and choose a challenge for those in your household to complete. Take a look at the document below and have fun!
Friday 24th April EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Friday 24th April EYFS Home Learning
Friday 24th April Year 1 Home Learning
Thursday 23rd April EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Thursday 23rd April EYFS Home Learning
Thursday 23rd April Year 1 Home Learning
Wednesday 22nd April EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Wednesday 22nd April EYFS Home Learning
Wednesday 22nd April Year 1 Home Learning
Tuesday 21st April EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Tuesday 21st April EYFS Home Learning
Tuesday 21st April Year 1 Home Learning
Monday 20th April Curriculum Learning EYFS and Year 1
Monday 20th April EYFS Home Learning
Monday 20th April Year 1 Home Learning
Summer Term 2020
Welcome back after the Easter break. We have had some brilliantly sunny weather and we hope that you managed to spend time in the garden, on your balcony or outside during your daily exercise. We have enjoyed finding out about what you have been doing and knowing that you are all well and safe.
Foundation Stage Bug Club
We have some exciting news! Starting from Monday 20th April we will be able to allocate reading books to all Foundation Stage children. These books will be linked to your child's phonics learning and so they will be able segment (identify the phonemes in the words) and blend them (put the phonemes together so that they can read the word). It is important that your child's reading experience is a positive one and so work together and keep sound talking the phonemes so that they will be able to recall the phonemes in order and then to read successfully. The more confident they feel about 'having a go', the more successful readers they will become over time.
To read your child's phonics book online, you will need to contact your child's teacher by email and they will be able to send you their log in details. Once you have these details, use the link below to get started.
During the Easter Break we have been in contact with the staff and residents at Orchard Lea. They were very pleased to hear from us and it really cheered them up. We would like to invite the children in Wren and Robin classes to draw cheerful pictures that we can then email to them. If your child would like to draw a picture, please send a photograph or scan it to Mrs Kyte's email address and she will collect them to send on.
Friday 17th April EYFS and Year 1 curriculum
Friday 17th April EYFS Home Learning
Friday 17th April Year 1 Home Learning
Thursday EYFS and Year 1 curriculum
Thursday 16th April EYFS Home Learning
Thursday 16th April Year 1 Home Learning
Wednesday 15th April EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum
Wednesday 15th April EYFS Home Learning
Wednesday 15th April Year 1 Home Learning
EYFS AND YEAR 1 curriculum home learning
Tuesday 14th April EYFS home learning
Tuesday 14th April Year 1 Home Learning
Following from questions that we have had from parents, we would like to share some information about 'tricky words' and reading.
What are ‘Tricky Words’?
Tricky words are ‘tricky’ because they are spelt using sounds or spelling choices that your child has not been taught yet. For example, those children who are working within Phase 2 would be taught the letter ‘o’ in octopus makes an /o/ sound. They would not be able to read the word ‘to’ correctly because the letter ‘o’ in this word generates a different sound. It makes the /oo/ sound like in moon. Another example would be the tricky word ‘they’. During Phase 3 phonics work, children are taught that the /ai/ phoneme is spelt with ‘ai’ as in rain. In the word ‘they’ the /ai/ sound is spelt with a different spelling choice (ey). Therefore, your child will find decoding these words challenging.
How should I help my child learn ‘tricky words’?
A tricky word can be made more familiar if your child adds a visual clue to the word that will help them. For example:
Developing automaticity of reading the ‘tricky words’ can be achieved by playing snap and when the words match, shout out the word (instead of “snap”). The words could also be written in different colours and handwriting styles (not capitals) on cards and your child could sort them.
Please read Friday’s newsletter for further ideas for games involving ‘tricky words’
Decoding when reading . . .
Uses letter-sound correspondences (matching the sounds with the letters that they make) is a strategy for spelling and reading words. The sound mat document posted 24.03.2020 can be used to support children with new letter-sound correspondences or ones that they have forgotten. Through ‘sound talking’ words: r-ai-n : “rain” or h-a-t: “hat”, children do begin to become more familiar with words and spelling choices. This may mean that with practise, your child’s reading becomes more fluent and they ‘sound talk’ less. Reading does take time and so take your child’s lead of which stage of development that they are at
Friday 27th March
Thursday 26th March
Good Morning Wrens and Robins. It has been lovely to hear and see the wonderful learning that you have been doing. Thank you to your wonderful grown ups at home who have been doing a splendid job. It is great that the sun has come out and we hope that you have managed to go for a walk, run or cycle.
Well done everyone!
Thursday 26th March
Wednesday 25th March
Good Morning Wrens and Robins. It has been lovely hearing about how your home learning is going as well as the other activities that you have been up to.
Wednesday 25th March
Good morning Robins and Wrens.
Thank you for photographs of your amazing learning. There are some fabulous ideas on how to adapt activities which we will be sharing with you shortly.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Good morning Wrens and Robins,
We hope you have had a lovely weekend and are looking forward to a fabulous day of learning. Mrs Davies and Mrs Kyte can't wait to see the fabulous things that you have been doing.