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Latest letter from Mrs Simons
29th June, 2020
Dear St. Anne’s families,
I hope you are all safe and well during this time.
I am sure you are all aware of the constant changes and announcements about whether or not children will be returning to school. Currently, we have the children of key workers, our Year 6 children and this week Year 1 pupils who have returned to school. The following week (week commencing 6th July) we are looking forward to the return of our Reception children for the last two weeks of term. These selected year groups are those suggested by government guidelines.
To support the return of our current pupils, we have put lots of measures in place which include staggering of the school day, a one-way system, allocating school entrances, outdoor space, toilet and lunching facilities for each group of children.
It is with real sadness that we are unable to invite children from other year groups. Unfortunately, we do not have the space or staffing capacity to enable further small groups of children to have their own facilities and ensure the social distancing required. When we initially closed our school as a result of the lockdown we never anticipated that it would be for such a long time. We had so many plans for the summer term, lessons to be taught, knowledge to be gained, school trips to be taken, sports days to participate in, performances to be showcased. However, this did not stop us from wanting to do the very best for our children and families – the online learning platform, emails, twitter feed, school texts and phone calls have helped us to keep in touch with our lovely families over the last few months.
The children’s reports will be sent out to you shortly. We are intending to hand deliver these along with other information about your child’s next teacher. If you do not wish to receive the reports and would prefer to have these sent electronically, please email your class teacher. However, please be aware that this might take a little longer for the reports to reach you. If you have any concerns relating to the reports, please email your class teacher or phone the school office. Although, we are unable to provide appointments to discuss any queries, we are always contactable via email or our school phone.
We are really looking forward to the return of all our pupils in the new term and await further guidance relating to this. We will of course inform you as soon as we have any information.
If you need to speak with me at any time, please do not hesitate to call the school. In the meantime, stay safe and keep well everyone.
Hi all Year Three parents. Please follow the attached link below for the latest information regarding esafety. Stay safe.
*PLEASE REMEMBER to regularly login to our learning platforms such as Education City, Reading Plus, TT Rock Stars and Oak Academy, to name but a few. Also look out for daily fun tasks on our St Anne (Stanley) Twitter page.
Take care and stay safe. 😃
Words of the Week
Letters to Parents of Y3L
Letters from Mrs Simons
Learning activities posted online
The Y3L team hope you are all safe and well. In this very difficult time, we hope you are all looking after each other and that Y3L pupils are all finding interesting and enjoyable ways to occupy their time at home. We have been very fortunate with the weather so far, so hopefully children will have been spending lots of time playing and enjoying themselves in their yards and gardens. We also hope you are still making the most of the various e-learning platforms, as well as helping children get creative with more practical, creative and physical activities. Please remember to view the school Twitter account daily for updates, events and recommendations for activities and other useful home-learning sites. More importantly though, we hope you are enjoying the opportunity to spend time together and to play, laugh and talk.
A text message was sent last week to the whole school requesting parents, if they choose, to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and class, so that we can keep in touch with you via email over the coming weeks. Thank you to those parents who have already done this. Please pass this message to any parents from our class that you may be in contact with, the more emails we have, the more in touch we can be with you all.
If you are looking for any type of guidance around structuring your child’s day, we recommend the following:
- Daily exercise-
- We use Super movers in class which are educational videos with movements bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
- There is also the daily Joe Wicks session which can be found on You Tube which is proving very popular with many children (or even Mr Motivator on TV if preferred!)
- Something a little different is Cosmic Kids which is yoga, mindfulness and relaxation through storytelling which can also be found on You Tube
- Make up physical challenges to challenge the whole family to get active, or maybe compete against each other in a fun way
- Your child should have their login details for Reading Plus, TT Rockstars and Education City- going on these daily would be really beneficial to your child. If you don’t have the login details, once we have your email address, you will be able to contact us directly and we can support you with this.
- If you are looking for any further learning, we recommend https://www.thenational.academy/ which is a series of carefully planned lessons grouped into year groups for Maths, English and one foundation subject per day. There are many other companies who have created similar and are equally good but it is very easy to become overwhelmed so we suggest focusing on one site. If you have already started using a different site then please continue, as with everything mentioned here, this is only a suggestion.
We are using Twitter (@stannestanleyy3) to share some activities and we will also share words of the week on here too. You and your child can share your own home activities with the school community here too.
We have also signed the class up to Oxford Reading Owl where your child can access many books for free. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page and click on My Class Login to sign in using the following details.
You may also want to encourage them to watch ‘Newsround’ which allows the children to access important news stories in a child friendly way www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
We hope you find this information and the suggestions included useful. Please keep in touch with us via Twitter or by email to let us know what exciting things your child is doing.
We miss you all very much and we look forward to seeing you when we return to school, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Please stay safe and take care of one another,
Mr Lineton / Mrs Scott / Mrs Fitzpatrick.
Archived information since September 2019
Year Three have made a wonderful start to the new school year and have enjoyed lots of exciting activities in the first half-term. Both classes have presented wonderful family assemblies (based on our Year Three value of ‘Friendship’) and we are currently excited to have started rehearsing for our Christmas Presentation.
Please remember to read at home as often as possible and bring your reading books and reading records back into school every day.
Our current class novel this term is ‘Storm’ by Kevin Crossley-Holland.
We recently had a class visit from Dr. John Hill, an archaeologist from Liverpool University. He taught us lots about the Stone Age and shared amazing artefacts with us. Some of them were one-million years old. What an exciting start to our new history topic!
We loved our visit to Chester Zoo. It was a really exciting and interesting day. The sun was shining and we saw so many incredible creatures.
We have had two visits from MrDeveney and his ‘Classroom Kitchen’ this term. In these sessions, Year Three have learning about food and nutrition, as well as creating some healthy and tasty dishes. In our first session, we created Morroccon cous-cous, whilst in our second session, we made and cooked our own ‘home made’ fish-fingers, always using fresh and healthy ingredients. Our children have thoroughly enjoyed these fantastic, fun and very educational sessions, expertly delivered by Mr Deveney. Year Three have developed lots of new knowledge and skills, many of them trying foods they have never tried before.
Hope you are all well and looking after yourselves and your families. Are you staying active? I hope you are and you’re also getting on well with your booklets and online tasks. Remember to check Education City for more tasks to do when you have time. Keep using Reading Plus and TT Rock Stars too! Enjoy a sunny weekend to come, but look out for an exciting new task on this class blog on Monday morning. Please stay safe and stay home.
Miss you all our lovely class.
Mr Lineton /Mrs Scott/Mrs Fitspatrick.