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Summer Term 2 2022 - Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

This term in Buttercups, we will be learning about animals that live in rocks pools and on the seashore. We will be thinking about days out at the beach and compare our experiences with beach holidays in the past. We will find out more about animals that live in the sea and explore the importance of looking after the environment to keep living things safe. There will be opportunities to consider how to keep safe at the beach and people who help us.


Please take a look at the topic web below to find out about just some of the exciting learning opportunities we have this term!



Summer Term 1 2022 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

This half term, we are going on a fantastic journey to find out about different types of transport. We will think about the transport we have taken to get to school, into town or go on holiday and the similarities and differences between them. We will explore the local area, looking for and recording different types of vehicle that we see. We'll talk, draw and write about real and imaginary journeys, as well as learning to re-tell a story all about a rather interesting boat trip! As part of Understanding the World, we will explore floating and sinking using miniature boats and find out about friction by rolling toy cars down ramps. We will learn about the role of a crossing supervisor, the need for high visibility clothing and how to stay safe when out on a walk. We will be designing and making our own junk model vehicles, learning different ways to join materials and using thinking frames to help us consider the vehicles features as part of the planning process.


Please find below a topic web outlining the exciting learning opportunities in Buttercup's Class this term! 

Summer Term 2021 - Moon Zoom!

This term our topic is all about outer space! Below is a topic web showing some of the fantastic learning we will be doing this term.

Remote Learning Provision - January/February 2021
Take a look at this timetable showing an example of our remote learning provision. Each day, there is a live session through Zoom which links to the theme or topic that week, with a whole school Collective Worship on a Friday. There is also a phonics sway session, as well as a daily online Maths session and topic learning activity. Each week on a Tuesday between 3:45pm-4:15pm there is also a drop in live Zoom session for parents to access if they would like support or clarification on any of the home learning.

Play is vital for children to make sense of the world. Through it they create relationships, explore emotions, develop language and practise imaginary roles. In this time of great uncertainty, play is a great way for your children to express their anxieties and hopes, while simultaneously spending time with their favourite people - YOU! During a school day, we devote valuable time to child initiated play in which the children can follow their own line of interest. The learning activities set should only form part of your day and we would encourage you to chunk them into short sessions whilst also offering opportunities for child initiated play inside and outside throughout the day. The timetable above gives only an example outline of how and when the activities could be completed.

Sharing Daily Learning Activities
Our learning activities are published on Tapestry by 8pm each day for the following day to allow for any resources to be gathered or prepared. Below are examples of daily learning activities published on Tapestry and learning activity sheets which are uploaded as documents.
Our daily phonics is shared through a Sway session which combines, pre-recorded teaching videos with learning activities and games.

Sway Introduction.mp4

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Please follow the links below to see examples of our Sway sessions.
Our daily Maths learning follows the White Rose Reception home learning scheme. Each day there is a pre-recorded video along with a follow on practical activity. 
Live Sessions
Our daily live sessions link to our topic/theme for the week and cover all areas of the EYFS curriculum. We also use this as a time to catch up and share all of the wonderful things that we are doing at home!
The photo below shows a rather chilly live session in the snow! We were playing a dice game to draw a snowman and whilst having lots of fun, we practised our counting skills and discussed and drew lots of different shapes. 
Home Learning Examples
Here are just a few examples of the amazing learning that is happening at home during this lockdown! I am so very proud of everyone for their fantastic efforts during this time!
Lockdown 1 - March 2020 - July 2020

Please follow the link below to our class padlet where you can comment on and talk about your learning at home.


Follow the link below to take you to our phonics provision page. 

Here you'll find the wonderful Fantastic Phonics with Mrs Parker videos laugh