Hi Cairngorm! I hope you are all well and keeping busy at home. Hopefully you have your home work packs with you. If you don't, you can phone the school and arrange to collect one from the office.
I am updating this week's challenges today. Also this week, I will put up some new photographs for you to look at.
Have you got your free trial for Twinkl yet? It is completely free to use for 4 weeks, you can download worksheets, activities, workbooks and lots more. Set up a new account here www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code 'CVDTWINKLHELPS' when asked.
Have a good week, stay home and stay safe.
Maths and literacy games
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
ICT games - http://ictgames.co.uk/
Resources for parents
Twinkl (4 weeks free for parents) – www.twinkl.co.uk
Teacher’s Pet - https://tpet.co.uk/
Storyline (listen to stories online) - https://www.storylineonline.net/
Oxford Owl - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/
Phonics play - https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (free to use now)
Letters and sounds - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
We ask parents and carers to return the home/school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child's day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with me.
Individual Education Plan (IEPs)
This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child's learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child.
P.E. lessons are on Wednesday afternoon.
Swimming sessions take place on alternate Fridays at The Meadows Pool in Maghull, or for some of our students, on Friday mornings at the Hydrotherapy pool in Rowan Park.
During our P.E. sessions we discuss the importance of keeping fit and the affect it has on our bodies. We look at ways we can keep healthy through a balanced diet and regular exercise.
We do cookery every Monday afternoon. Please let us know if your child has any allergies.
Cookery lessons focus on independence skills and learning to cook for ourselves. We appreciate if parents can assist with the cost of buying cookery ingredients by sending in class funds each week.
Other subjects we will be learning about this Autumn Term are:
Literacy - Sharing Information:People, Creating an Interest: Media
Numeracy - Measures, Time, Shape
Science - Recycling and the environment
PSHE - A Healthy Lifestyle.
Careers and Enterprise Information, Advice & Guidance(CEIAG) - Baking and working in a cafe.
On Wednesday afternoons we have had Taekwondo lessons with our coach, Warren. We are currently working towards earning a yellow stripe on our belt. We have been developing lots of skills including balance, accuracy and stamina. We have also been learning how to use different types of blocks.
We had lots of fun at Halloween, dressing up, playing traditional games and carving pumpkins.
Every Thursday, we have been making and selling garlic bread in school. We have learnt to do different jobs and know the importance of washing our hands and keeping our workplace clean. We have had great reviews and feedback about our bread from staff around the school!