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08.02.21

Welcome to Week 6, the final week of term 3.

What a very strange half term we have had!

This week we are thinking of some different celebrations that happen at this time of the year.  Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year.  We will also have a go at making up our very own story based on The Enormous Turnip! 

In maths we will be continuing to learn about numbers greater than 10, this time 14, 15 and 16.

We are also thinking about how we are all feeling.  Join in with our Well-being activities on Well-being Wednesday!  Take a look at our rainbow of calm!

Last week was Children's Mental Health Week and our school has chosen to make this Wednesday "Well Being Wednesday". The past few months have been a very difficult time for everyone and we all know that our feelings are all over the place!

It's important for children to find ways to share their thoughts and feelings, particularly during such a challenging time.
We need to think of creative ways for children to share feelings, thoughts or ideas through art, music, writing, poetry, dance, drama, photography and film, or just doing activities that make them feel good.

 

We have attached a grid of ideas, called "Rainbow of Calm" for Wednesday.

 

If you like, your child can come completely off timetable on Wednesday and have a go at some of the ideas on the Rainbow of Calm instead. Or they may choose to think of their own ways to do something that makes them feel good about themselves.

 

We will still add our usual activities to Tapestry, as for some children it is an important routine, but if you would prefer to just focus on well-being activities, that is fine as well!

The focus for Children's Mental Health Week this year is "Express yourself".


Maybe your child would like to dress up in a manner where they are "expressing themselves"!!!! 😃

 

We would also like to hold a Reception assembly on Teams on Wednesday afternoon at 1pm to share some of the things that children may have been doing during the morning. If you can upload any photos or videos during the morning, that would be great. You can access the assembly by joining from your child's Teams calendar.

 

As we will have all 60 children in the assembly (including the children who are in school), we will probably have to mute everyone so that the noise is not overwhelming. If we want to ask a child to speak, you will need to un-mute them (we cannot do this our end). If your child wants to say something, you can click on the "hands up" icon and we will try to get round as many as we can. We have attached a picture to this post to show you how to do this.

Here is the link to a video of a message from the Duchess of Cambridge:

 

https://youtu.be/PEBURwEL9HM 

There are also some videos here showing how different people express themselves in different ways: 

 

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/news/i-express-myself-through-virtual-sessions-on-creative-expression/ 

 

Hope to see you on Wednesday!

The Reception Team

Rainbow of Calm - Wellbeing activities

Monday 8th February

a story board

Still image for this video
-Mrs Herdman shows you how to edit the story of The Enormous Turnip to make up your very own story.
Tuesday 9th February
Wednesday 10th February

The Story of The Great Race for Chinese New Year

Thursday 11th February
Friday 12th February
Pupil/parent/carer vehicle access 08.30am and 2.50pm; families with surnames A - G and pupils in The Glade and The Orchard 08.40am and 3.00pm; families with surnames H - O 08.50am and 3.10pm; families with surnames P - Z 09.00am and 3.20pm. Please arrive promptly at your allocated time - many thanks.
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