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The Beacon C of E (VA) Primary School

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Reception 'Learning From Home' Zone

Week 4 Remote Learning 25th- 29th January 2021

Did any of you spot the flurry of snow we had this weekend? Not enough to make a snowman, but exciting to see!

Hopefully you have all been getting to grips with this new way of learning, and we fully appreciate how different and challenging it is for our families. We want to help and support you in any way we can, so please do ask - you are not alone! We are all in this together.

Please check Tapestry each day for your activities and challenges... and please share your child's learning with us

Remote learning remains statutory, so we do require your child to engage with the learning and for you to send in photographs and comments on Tapestry each day so that we are able to keep a good track on what's happening at home. This can be done by simply taking a mobile phone photograph of your child's learning or activity and uploading it to the page. There's a Tapestry app in the App Store or the Play Store, or you can do it via Safari or your own phone's internet option.

If you are having issues sending work in, please do let us know as we may be able to make other suggestions.

Miss Wylie will be running a live storytime session and catch up ON THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS AT 2.30pm via Teams. Log in and hit 'JOIN' in the Calendar tab down the left hand side (on a laptop/tablet) or by clicking on the [...] along the bottom on a mobile phone and selecting 'Calendar'. We are really looking forward to seeing all of our lovely children, and it will be great for them to see us and their class mates. On MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, Miss Brunwin will be uploading a story onto Tapestry for you to watch with your children at home at a time that suits you.

Times are hard for everyone, the most important thing is to look after your own mental health and help your family to do the same. 

We will post enough work so your children can find tasks they'll enjoy!   Do what's right for you and your circumstances.

In terms of learning, the priority is to keep reading, phonics and number tasks going whenever you can, these things will make it easier to return to learning once school re-opens. 

Have a good week! 

Miss Brunwin and Miss Wylie

***RBW VLOG***


Buddy doesn't want to play with Trevor!

Meet Noodle the Cockapoo!

***HOME LEARNING HEROES***

Here are a selection of photos shared via Tapestry during Week 3 (18-22 January). We have loved seeing what you're all getting up to at home!

***HELPFUL LINKS***

The following links may be of use to you, and please let us know if you find anything else that may be of interest to other families!

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com - this was a huge hit with our Reception class during last year's lockdown. We have shared a username and password for each child in RBW - this can be found on Tapestry

www.charanga.com/yumu - we have shared a username and password for each child via Tapestry. We hope you enjoy using this fun resource and learning the songs!

www.phonicsplay.co.uk - this wonderful resource is now FREE during the period of school closures

www.twinkl.co.uk - this site has a wealth of wonderful resources for all age groups - keep an eye on it as it became free for parents to use during the last lockdown

www.whiterosemaths.com - another FREE resource with some lovely resources for Early Years

www.eyfshome.com - again completely FREE, this site provides a free set of daily activities for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage

BBC Live Lessons will be broadcast every day from Monday 11th January on CBBC starting from 9am - this is something completely new and will be a huge help when devices are being shared amongst several family members

Joe Wicks is resuming his online PE lessons from Monday 11th January at 9am on his YouTube channel

www.oxfordowl.co.uk - a FREE resource for parents with a great selection of eBooks and guides for helping your child with their reading