Welcome to Spring term, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa delivered everything you asked for.
This half term our topic is new arrivals and we have an exciting surprise in store for January so watch this space. I am very excited.
If you haven't already signed up to Tapestry and need another login sending out please let me know. This is and will continue to be our most frequent form of communicating and where I will posting any work or updates regarding our learning.
We continue to assure you that your child's safety and happiness is paramount to the staff at Parochial and we are following government guidance regarding Covid-19.
Please do not hesitate to contact school with any concerns or queries.
Your child is entitled to free milk up until they are 5 years old. Please click on the picture above and fill in your details.
Learning through play is a term used in education and psychology to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them. Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments
Thank you for signing up to Tapestry, it is our main form of home/school communication. If you still require a login please see a member for the EYFS Team
Keep an eye out for information being sent out about our online learning journey 'Tapestry'
Remember you can watch your child's learning journey through our online journal, Tapestry.
Please follow the link above to view your child's account or even add your own observations from home.
You can upload observations from home. We would love to see some of your child's home achievements.
If you have not yet registered your e mail, please speak to a member of the Foundation Team.
Tapestry is used daily to record observations of your child's progress and development. We link it to the Early Years outcomes and once it has been posted you can see your own child's learning journey.
We can activate Tapestry by inputting your email address and then sending you an activation code. Once you have received this and clicked on the link you will then be able to view all the fantastic learning your child is completing daily.
Just like you, Tapestry enables me to observe your child's learning and progress. Please upload any learning or special moments your child carries out at home. I can use any observations uploaded by yourselves to link learning objectives and characteristics of effective learning that your child meets. Observations are how we assess your children daily in class to ensure they are making progress.
We follow the Number Blocks scheme of learning in maths, you can familiarise your child with this by watching episodes on Cbeebies
We follow Read Write Inc scheme for phonics. Your children will learn to form each letter correctly using special rhymes
Topic Spring 2
This half term we will be learning all about 'New Arrivals'. This exciting theme will enable us to look at the many similarities and differences between humans, animals, birds and aquatic life. We will embed the importance of caring for living things and observing growth with a surprise arrival in January.
We will discover that new life arrives in different ways looking at different animals and ho they have their babies. We will identify that changes in ourselves and animals happens at a different rate and gain a deeper understanding of the habitats of the living things around us.
We will be looking at life cycles of animals such as chickens and butterflies
We will be looking at how we babies need caring for and how we have changed since being babies, I'm hoping to see lots of baby pictures of you all
in RE we will be learning about Lent and how it is the time of year that V=Christians prepare for Easter. We will be talking about how we show kindness and what we can do extra as we prepare for Easter
Oxford Reading Buddy
We have now sent out logins for Oxford Reading Buddy, please let us know if you haven't received it. Here you will be able to access a range of online books to read with your child, at the end of the book they can take a quiz and earn badges. I can keep an eye on your child's progress and watch them moving up the chart.