I would like to say a very big thank you for the cards, gifts and well wishes. Your messages of thanks and thoughtful gifts are truly appreciated. I too wish I could have worked with your children longer than I did, they are an absolute credit to you all. Ms Evans
We have finally come to the end of this most unusual year. We would like to say a big goodbye to everyone and wish you all the best for a safe and sunny summer holiday. Your children are an absolute credit to you all and it has been a privilege for us both to have been their teachers. We are very confident that despite the upheaval they have had this year that they will all continue to do well in school next year.
Lots of parents often ask about work that they can do during the summer term. I have broken down the Literacy and Mathematics Early Learning Goals into bullet points. This will give you an indication of the goals your child should be aiming for. Please spend some time looking at these Goals as they will support you in getting your child Year 1 ready. I have included activities to do and some examples alongside the Goals.
Please also look at the government 'Development Matters' document for other areas that individual children may need further support with.
Ms Evans and Mrs Williams
Have Fun! Stay Safe! Remember to Help Out at Home!
Come and look at our photographs from last week.
Maths - We had lots of fun learning to share objects up to 20. At first we had to share between 2 superheroes but then our teachers challenged us to share between 3 superheroes. We did it!
Topic - We are learning how to look after our planet. We found out that some litter pickers are magnetic, so we explored magnets and had lots of fun.
Sport - We played with hockey sticks and we are learning how to hold them correctly.
We were really busy this week doing lots of other things too including writing and construction.
Today it is Thursday and we have been busy working hard. We listened to the story about Freddy Fox and decided to make animal alliterations with our names, we had a jaguar, two flamingos and a caterpillar in our class.
B recorded a super animal story on his wipe board about a giraffe and a butterfly. F made a flower with her tangerine. N drew a picture of Noah's Ark because "I love the story and all the animals. My favourite animals are chimpanzee and a crocodile."
F used her knowledge of sharing and halving and divided her blocks into equal numbers with 12 blocks in each tower. We have such super, clever children in Willow Class. Well done.
Today the children looked at pictures showing how amazing our planet really is. They looked at images of a new insect which has just been discovered in the rainforest, it looks just like a Troll doll. They looked at a mountain in Peru called Rainbow Mountain.
The children were then asked to create their own big inventions for our planet.
The photographs below show how imaginative they have been today.
Well done Willow Class!
Take a look at some of the wonderful work that the children have been working on in class. Well done everyone, we are all so proud of you.
J, D and T have all been awarded a gift voucher for the Spring Bonnets that they made at home during lockdown.
Well done to the three of you.
Work from home
R has sent in these super pictures from home. She has been doing lots of baking, science projects, school pack work, bingo, family games and quizzes and much, much more. R is missing school a lot, especially her teachers and friends. Mum is proud that R has been putting in 100% effort into home schooling. Well done R! All your teachers are so proud of you and missing you lots and lots. Stay safe!
Can you all remember the day ZooLab came to our class? We had lots of fun and excitement. Try to find yourself in the photographs. Link it to our topic about animals that live in a zoo. This week can you find out whether they are nocturnal or diurnal?
We are missing you more than ever.
Hello and welcome to Willow Class. Our Class Teacher is Ms Evans and our Class Teaching Assistant is Mrs Williams.
If you have any questions or concerns please speak to either myself (Ms Evans) or Mrs Williams. We also have drop-in sessions every Monday between 3:15pm to 4:00pm.
We look forward to working with your child and with yourselves as parents/carers.
Parents as Partners
At Lander Road we acknowledge the importance of parents being their child’s first educator and therefore value working in partnership with parents in order to develop strong, positive relationships with each and every family. Learning takes place across all seven areas of development through child-led and adult-led activities. We embrace parental involvement and love to see how excited the children are when talking about their school day. Thank you for all your positive comments regarding the Home-School Link Books, we hope they give you an insight into your child's school life. We also enjoy looking through the books and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for adding family photographs and writing about events that your child takes part in outside of school.
Teaching and Play in the Early Years a Balancing Act
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector commissioned this good practice survey to gather evidence to address the recurring myth that teaching and play are separate, disconnected endeavours in the early years. Her Majesty’s Inspectors visited a sample of the most successful early years providers to observe the interplay between teaching and play and evaluate the difference chosen approaches were making to the learning and development of disadvantaged children, especially funded two-year-olds. All providers, which included maintained schools, pre-schools, children’s centres and childminders, were selected because they were successful in achieving good or better outcomes for children across the country. Lander Road Primary School was chosen as one of the most successful early years providers.