A warm welcome to Reception Class
The Reception children are taught by Mrs. Bayley, the class teacher.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs. Welsh.
Mrs. Shaw and Miss Price also help us with our learning.
Dear Reception class!
Welcome back to the last summer term of Home Learning. You really do continue to amaze us with your fantastic photos and comments on Tapestry and we are so very proud of you all. I can see that you are happy, having fun and learning as well. Well done children and well done adults!!
Just remember parents try not to worry too much about school work. The home learning we post is to support you at home and please don't feel that every part has to be completed every day. The work that we post are ideas that you can do, adapt or come back to another day! Every little bit will help and when we return, we will get your child back on track. No children are ahead. No children are behind. Your children are exactly where they need to be.
So please continue with what you are doing. We understand that every family situation has its own challenges so continue to share your calm, share your strength and share your laughter with your child.
Please don't worry if you feel you are not getting all or any of the daily home learning done! - YOU REALLY ARE STILL DOING A GREAT JOB!!!
I will be continuing to set some work as before and putting in any other suggestions for activities that you could have a go at. There are so many Home Learning schemes on the internet at the moment as well so please feel free to dip into these as and when. Twinkl actually has a timetable for the day with some nice activities so have a look https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub/2020-04-20
Please keep uploading any photos from home onto Tapestry showing all the good learning that you are doing and we will keep replying. If we can help in any way please get in touch through Tapestry or through our class email address - Reception@st-johns-keele.staffs.sch. uk
Mrs Bayley and Mrs Welsh x
P.S. Please read St John's News Bites and look on Tapestry to see who has been awarded a special good work certificate this week!
Well done to everyone who took part in the Joy of Movement festival before half term. Miss Hickman has posted some photos and videos to show how some of you took part. Just click on the Just for Fun page icon below to take a look.
Happy Birthday to these children who celebrate their 5th birthday this half term:-
Emily B, Frankie, Willow, Erdem, Harrison, Emily T, Giulio!
We could win £5,000/€5,000 of National Book Tokens for our school’s library, ready to spend when schools reopen – and if our entry is picked, you'll also get £100/€120 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself!
Please use the link below to nominate our school. Nominations close on July 31st.
The staff at St Johns wanted to put a smile on your face today! Click on the Just for fun link and see our funny jokes!! We hope they make you laugh!!
Our deputy Head Boy, George, and his brother, Ben, have set a fantastic challenge for all children in the school. For more information, have a look at the PowerPoint presentation they have made on the Head Boy and Head Girl page
Here is a message from Emily our Head Girl!
Hi Reception Class,
It’s Emily your head girl here. I hope you are all okay and having lots of fun at home.
Everyone in class 6 are missing you all and we have done something special for you to let you know we are thinking about you. We will all be recording a 'bedtime story' video for you so you can hear us read to you at home.
Miss Wood will email your parents by the end of the week to let you know how you can watch the videos.
We hope you like it and we hope to see you all soon.
Here is a message from our Head Boy Charlie!
Hi everyone, I hope you are well,
I have been busy behind the scenes setting up the talent show I promised you all in my speech. Please click the link below for more information on how you can take part in St John's Talent 2020
Read! Read! Read!
Now that libraries have temporarily closed, virtual reading with ebooks and audio story are the way to go! The following links will enable you to keep the world of reading wide open!
Oxford Owl ebooks
This website is a super learning resource. Your child can find the phonics program that we use in class on here.
Useful websites and information for phonics and maths development
www.letterandsounds.com (useful for phonics)
www.doorwayonline.org.uk (useful for + - 10, odd/even numbers)
Twinkl phonics app (useful for phonics)
Bee Bot app - (useful for directional maths)
Heat pad app (useful for writing)
www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Library (this is a very good website)
We are Reception Class! Watch us learn!
Autumn Term - Home and School Support
Please make a note on the proud cloud of any of your child's achievements at home. Date and send them into school to be displayed on our board. They are lovely to read and help to contribute to your child's assessment throughout the year.
We also use the Tapestry on-line journal to record your child's learning in school. You are encouraged to upload photos from home that show your child enjoying family activities throughout the year. Again this shows what your child is achieving at home with your support.
If you have any queries about what your child is learning or about how you can help please don't hesitate to ask.
Important Class Information
Reading books are changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
We change for PE on a Monday.
At morning break, the children may have milk and toast. Toast costs 20p per day. Please send any monies for the week or half term into school in a named envelope.
Milk is free for Reception children until their 5th birthday.
Free fruit is offered in the afternoons.
Please ensure your child has a filled water bottle in school everyday.