Hi my lovely Acorns,
In most fairy tales, the characters in a book need to solve or overcome a problem but there is always a happy ending where things end up better than they were before.
This is one of those times. For a while, we are going on a journey which means we will need to stay apart until things are made better and we can come back together again.
I know you have heard of the bug that is making people poorly but we have amazing doctors who are working hard to make those people better. The people in charge of the country think they can look after us better and find a cure quicker if we stay apart for a while. So we must be brave and do what they say.
This doesn't mean I won't be here for you and you can't still do some amazing learning every day! I will just be teaching you in a different way for a while so keep checking this page and tapestry for lots of fun learning you can do at home!
I want you to know how proud I am of all of you and how much I care. During this time at home, keep reading, keep learning new things but most of all give you parents lots of hugs! Make your bed, lay the table and remember to laugh and smile.
We will be back together again soon. Before you know it we will be back at Spetisbury, learning, playing and having fun together.
I will miss you all very much,
Love Mrs Biggs
Suggested home learning timetable
I thought I would put a timetable on here so you have a rough plan to follow each day. I totally appreciate it may not be possible for all of you but it is only a guideline so you can see how I would run a day at school.
After breakfast! - phonics (see information below)
Maths activity (video input from me followed by activity)
Music/science/geography/history/art (basically chose one subject each day to focus on and I will provide activities to choose from)
Story time (see daily story being read by me on tapestry!)
End of day prayer - thank you for our work and play and all that we have done today, please keep us safe at home tonight and look after us till morning light, Amen.
During 'Free play' (choosing) time I would normally be asking children to take 15-20 minutes out to do a 'learning job' with me. So you could do this and chose a writing/ Maths / topic activity.
Reading with the children as much as possible would be so good as it will help them to continue the amazing progress they've been making. Teach your monster to read is great to use alongside using their books. I will also put some reading activities online for you to use.
I will put videos on tapestry daily for you to use and I will add resources onto this page of the website. I will also try to get as many website links to you as I can to help assist with home learning.