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Millbrook Primary School

‘Learning about caring; caring about learning’

Beech – Reception

Thursday 29th April 

 

Please find below an updated Blended Learning Menu for you to engage with at home. 

 

A big thank you to all the families who took the time to fill in the Eco Passport for our whole school 'Earth Day' project! 

 

*Please Note*

There will be no Forest School on Tuesday 4th May. Our next session will be on Tuesday 11th May. Please come to school dressed in old clothes on this date. 

 

Any questions or queries, please contact me at rachel.walters@millbrookprimary.co.uk

 

Thank you smiley

Wednesday 14th April 

It has been lovely to welcome all the children back to school for the final term of the year! smiley

Please find attached the blended learning menu for this fortnight. 

 

*Please Note*

On Tuesday 20th and Tuesday 27th April our class will be taking part in outdoor learning activities on these dates.

Please ensure your child comes to school in old clothes, wellies and a coat. 

 

Thank you. 

 

 

 

Wednesday 17th March

I am so proud of all of the children and how they have settled back into school life. 

It has been lovely to see them playing and learning with their friends again.

 

Please find below the planning menu which indicates the learning we have been doing in school if you want to practise any of this at home.

Wednesday 3rd March 

It has been lovely to have all of our class back together again. We have been busy learning all about Wales this week.

Our fortnightly blended learning menu is available to view below. Please complete the activities in your green home learning books.

Please note every Wednesday children are to come to school dressed in PE kit. 

Forest School will begin on Tuesday 9th March. Please ensure your child brings wellies, a waterproof coat and a spare change of clothes to school on that day as forest school can get muddy!  

 

 

Friday 12th February 
We look forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday 24th February.

I am so excited to see you all!

 

Please arrive to school at 9am and collect at 2:50pm.

*Please ensure to arrive on time to avoid gathering outside the classroom area. When entering school site please adhere to the wearing of masks and maintain social distancing whilst on school site and outside classroom areas.*

This is to ensure the safety of our school community. 

 

Please can children bring a packed lunch, a healthy snack and a drink to school on the first few few days back to school.

No breakfast club or hot dinners will be available until further information is made available. 

Please note *Wednesday 24th February will not be a PE day and school uniform will need to be worn*

 

Also, a few diary dates for you:

 

March 1st- Children are able to wear Welsh clothing (rugby, football shirt or traditional Welsh clothing) to celebrate St David's Day. 

March 4th- World Book Day - Children are invited to dress up as a character from their favourite story book. 

 

Thank you for your continued support during this half term. Enjoy your half term break everyonesmiley

Tuesday 2nd February 

 

I am so impressed with how many of you are learning on Google Classroom.  Great work Team Beech! 👍🏻

 

See below some examples of fantastic home learning from our class. 

Monday 25th January 

 

Good Morning Beech Class! 

 

You are all superstar learners 🌟

Well done to everyone joining in with online learning.

Here are some fabulous examples of work I have been sent.

 

​​​​​​Keep up the great work 👍🏻

Wednesday 20th January 

 

It has been lovely seeing so many of you on our Google Meet sessions this week.

I have attached our Google Classroom guide below for additional support / information.  

You are all working so very hard at home. I am so proud of you Beech class.

 

Keep smiling smiley

 

Miss Walters 

Friday 15th January 

 

Good Morning Beech Class,

It has been lovely to see so many of your faces on Google Meet this week.

Starting from next week, I will be setting up Google Meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30am.

Log on and and join in our check in and chat sessions. 

 

As always I am available on the usual email address if I can help or support with anything at all. 

rachel.walters@millbrookprimary.co.uk

 

I will be making phone calls to catch up with families on Wednesday. 

 

Thank you again for your continued support during this online learning period. 

Wednesday 6th January 

 

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Santa visited you all. 

 

Online learning using Google Classroom will start on Wednesday 6th January so please login and look out for the posts.

All work will be set on Google Classroom and will not be posted on the class webpage. 

If you have forgotten Google Classroom passwords and login details please email me on rachel.walters@millbrookprimary.co.uk and I will be able to pass them on to you.

 

Remember to take care and stay safe. smiley

 

Wednesday 16th December 

Hi Everyone! Just in case you haven't logged onto Google Classroom yet, I have uploaded the latest blended learning menu below.

I hope you enjoy completing the activities.

Have a fantastic Christmas break and we will see you all on Tuesday 5th January. 

Stay Safe and Merry Christmas! x

Wednesday 2nd December!

It's December already and your children have nearly finished their first term in Reception!

 

Please find below diary dates for upcoming Christmas events: 

Friday 4th December - We will be decorating our classroom and Christmas tree! Please can children bring in a Santa hat to wear as we will be recording our Christmas song on this date too.

Monday 7th December- Millbrook Elf Day!! Children can come to school dressed as an elf on this day. We have lots of Elf themed activities planned. We will also be watching our Elf Pantomime virtually in the classroom. 

Wednesday 9th December- Christmas lunch which will be served in our classroom.

Thursday 10th December- Christmas class party. Children can wear party clothes to school on this day. Party games and fun will be had in the classroom. Please do not send in any party food or drink. 

Friday 11th December- Christmas Jumper Day. Children can wear Christmas jumpers to school on this day. A JustGiving page will be set up soon for donations in aid of Save the Children. 

Class Christmas Carols- We will be singing our class Christmas song and recording it which will be shared with you via Google Classroom. Information regarding how to access Google Classroom will be sent out in the coming days.

 

Just a note regarding Christmas cards. Due to COVID 19 guidelines, we are asking each child to bring in ONE card for the whole class. We will share the card with the class and display it in our classroom. 

 

Our last Forest School session for the term will be on Tuesday 15th December. During these winter months we will continue to utilise our outdoor classroom and forest school even if the weather is not so good. Please ensure spare clothes are brought to school in case children need to change. 

 

A big thank you to you all for your support and co-operation during this term with Blended Learning at home!

The updated Blended Learning menu is available to view below. 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th November 2020

 

Hi everyone, I hope you're all well. Please find below an updated blended learning menu for the remaining period of our isolation.

I have also uploaded some phonic activities below for the children to practise.

Any queries or questions please don't hesitate to email me via: Rachel.Walters@millbrookprimary.co.uk 

See you all soon smiley

Thursday 19th November 2020

Below is a reading activity for you to engage with during the isolation period. 

Wednesday 18th November 2020

Hi everyone, I hope you're all well and keeping safe. 

As we are now in isolation again, I will ensure to keep this page updated with learning activities for you all to engage with whilst being at home. You will find this week's learning menu below and will be updated again on Wednesday 25th November. 

It was lovely to speak to you all on the phone regarding your child's progress over the past few days. They have all shown copious amounts of resilience during these past few months and I am very proud of each and every one of them. 

If you have any concerns, or queries please don't hesitate to contact me via email on: Rachel.Walters@millbrookprimary.co.uk

Keep smiling Beech Class smiley

Wednesday 4th November 2020

 

I hope you all had a lovely half term break and enjoyed Halloween. We have had a busy start to Autumn term 2 already! 

The Blended Learning menu is below with activities you can engage with at home.

Due to problems with Google Classroom, the Blended Learning menu's will be uploaded onto this page until further notice.

Children's Google Classroom passwords will be sent out to you once we have set up the Google Classroom.

Apologies for any inconvenience.  

The next learning menu will be available on the 18th November. smiley

Thursday 22nd October 

Google Classroom Update 

 

Yesterday, I sent home a guide to access how to use Google Classroom. Over the coming weeks, your personal login details will be sent out to you. The blended learning planning menu will be uploaded every two weeks onto Google Classroom as well as this page.

If you want to have go at any of the activities using Google Classroom you can. 

Google Classroom is new to staff so please bear with us as we learn alongside you.

Every class is now going to be using Google classroom in case of us having to go into self isolation at any time. 

 

The next blended learning menu will be available on the 4th November and will run fortnightly.

 

Stay safe over half term everybody! smiley

 

Blended Learning Menu - 14th October

RWI Blending Sounds - 16th October

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RWI Video - 15th October

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Mrs Watkins' Challenge for the week! 😊

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Design a poster with some of the tips Mrs Watkins talked about in the video below to help keep our minds healthy.

Mrs Watkins' Top 5 Tips for a healthy mind!

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RWI Lesson - 12th October

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RWI Lesson - 9th October

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We use Read Write Inc Phonics in our school to support children to read quickly and easily.

Please watch the video attached if you would like more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjlPILhk7bQ

Good Morning from my house to yours!

 

Below I have attached a brief planning menu for home learning for you to engage with for the week.

Links for Purple Mash , Mathletics and handwriting practice can be found below.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/millbrook

Please try and have a go as a little practice really does make all the difference. smiley

If you need any help at all or have forgotten passwords please email me 

Rachel.Walters@millbrookprimary.co.uk

 

Stay Safe Beech Class smiley

W/ C 28th September

 

We have had a busy week already in Beech class! We have started to learn three new sounds m a s .

If you would like to practise the formation of these letters with your child at home, please use the Powerpoint below to help smiley 

 

Here is a link to Oxford Owl Reading. Please clink on the link below to access a variety of free home reading materials for you and your child to enjoy together. 

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/  

 

Our Mathletics task for this week is learning about the 'Concept of Zero'. Well done to everyone for having a go already!  yes

W/ C 21st September

 

Hi Everyone, 

We have been busy looking at our topic ‘The Rabbit who Listened’ this week. We have been making rabbits out of playdough and talking about what we know about them.

 

If you are at home, have a go at drawing a picture of a rabbit or even make one out of playdough if you have some. Maybe you can talk to your grown-ups about Flopsy the rabbit? Can you tell your grown – up’s what rabbits eat and drink?  Where do rabbits live? What does Flopsy look like?

 

This week’s task on Mathletics is to 'Count to 5'. Well done to everyone who had a go last week! I was super impressed.  If you have completed this task, please feel free to encourage your child to have a go at another one. A new task is set on Mathletics every week. We will be showing the children how to long onto Mathletics this week to encourage independence when logging onto Mathletics.  

Here is the login page:

https://login.mathletics.com/

 

Purple Mash passwords and logins went home with the children yesterday, there will be tasks set on here in the next few weeks. We will look at logging onto the Purple Mash website in class with the children in the coming weeks.

Here is the login page:

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

 

If you have any problems or have forgotten your login to Purple Mash or Mathletics please email me and I can give you your login again.

If you have any worries or concerns about anything please get in touch with us at  Rachel.Walters@millbrookprimary.co.uk

It has been a lovely week with all children being in class together - we are having so much fun! 

Our topic for this term is based around the book 'The Rabbit who Listened', and we have had a special visit this week by our furry friend Flopsy the Rabbit. We have all enjoyed having her with us and being able to pick and feed her some fresh grass! Flopsy has allowed us all to have lovely conversations discussing rabbits, as well as creating our own rabbit masterpieces through drawing and painting. If parents would like to have a discussion with their child about rabbits and pets for the children to come back and tell Miss Walters and Miss Dudley about, we would love it! 

 

 

To add, here is some important information to update you all on:

  • P.E lessons will take place every Wednesday. All children must wear their PE kit to school and wear it all day due to COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Forest School will commence on Tuesday 29th September. Please ensure your child brings in wellies and a coat to school on this day and every other Tuesday to take part in these sessions.
  • Your child was a given a Mathletics login so they are able to access challenges at home. A new challenge will be set every Wednesday and will need to be completed within the week set. This week's challenge is: 'More or less?'.

 

Any queries or problems, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via email: rachel.walters@millbrookprimary.co.uk smiley

 

W/C 7th September 2020

 

We have had a great start to Reception with all children settling into school well. smiley​​​​​​

 

On Friday, we will be having a special assembly in our classroom. All children will be bringing home a Millbrook teddy. I look forward to hearing all about your teddy adventures!

 

Just a note to say that from Monday 14th September, drop off and pick up times will be 9am and 2:50pm. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

 

If you have any worries or concerns please email me. 

Welcome to Beech Class!

 

We are so excited to see you all next week. 

This will be your new classroom. 

 

If you have any worries or concerns please email Rachel.Walters@millbrookprimary.co.uk

 

Miss Walters and Miss Dudley 

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