12 Jun WEEKLY UPDATE FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 2020
Reception Returning and Next Steps for Wider Opening
On Monday 15th June we are widening opening of the school further with the return of reception children. In the past two days parents of these children will have received a letter (and a follow up phone call) confirming the time to bring their child to school and the collection time at the end of the day. Being prompt and punctual at the start and end of the day is essential for us to manage movement into school and social distancing of these groups of children and parents. Children must bring a packed lunch but they do not require a water bottle or their book bag.
The reception team are really looking forward to seeing their children return (hopefully you received your welcome back booklet); next week’s learning will be around farm animals. Wider opening for the children in year one has been very successful this week. The success is partly due to parents being on time for drop off and pick up as well as lining up outside the school at the right place and the correct time. This has ensured we have not had congregation on the pavement around the school gates. Year 1 children have enjoyed their first week back at school. They have practised their phonics, writing and maths and have learnt about the history of London, making a collage of landmarks. They have discussed what they are grateful for and are making a tree of life to celebrate themselves. It has been wonderful to have them back and school and their smiles tell us that they agree.
Plans for extending the wider opening include year 6 children to return wc 22.6; these plans are dependent on the review of the arrangements throughout next week as we extend the wider opening of school. Families of year 6 children who had indicated that they were unsure or had stated their child will not return will be contacted early next week to help finalise planning. Towards the end of next week, families who have said their year 6 child will return, will receive a letter naming the teaching team and outlining the arrangements for drop off and pick up.
Google Classrooms and Home Learning
This week has seen the launch of Google Classrooms for children in years 2, 3 and 5. We have seen that many children have accessed the work and daily teaching videos as well as uploading completed work for their teacher to see and comment on. Next week children in year 4 will be accessing Goggle Classrooms to see teaching videos daily and to complete the work set by their teacher. These children should have received the log in details this week. If you have not received the log in details for your child (years 2,3,4 & 5 only) or are having difficulty accessing Google Classrooms please contact the school office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8888 9771.
EYFS children and parents should be continuing to use Tapestry and receiving responses from your child’s teacher to support the home learning for reception and nursery children. Children can still continue to access Home Learning on the school website which should include daily maths work, writing and reading activities as well as science and history or geography. Answers for responses to maths problems will also be posted the day after the daily maths work for you to check your progress.
We hope that you enjoyed the video that was posted last week with Alexandra Primary staff showing some extraordinary skills (!) as well as leaving you a message. The link below is for the same video but with a change. Can you spot the difference?
This website has great resources for handwriting. There are free sheets with letters and patterns on:
Cressida Cowell reads How to Train your Dragon on her YouTube channel. She will also be hosting competitions for all fans.