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Drapers Mill's We're All In this Together! By 1927 Theatre Company!

Created by 1927 Theatre Company during 'Lockdown' 2020, from all of the staff at Drapers Mills Primary school, for our pupils and their families who are social distancing at home. We're All in this Together and will be reunited very soon! We miss you all very much xxx

Something to make you smile! Miss you all very much xxx

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From your Drapers Mills Family!

 

Click on the first flower below to find our new home learning format.

You will find Maths, Reading and Literacy home learning as one document and another document for the Topic home learning. We are trying to simplify things for everyone and make learning more accessible for pupils that cannot get access to paper copies of work.

 

This will enable to you access everything online and if you would like to print the plans you only need to print two documents each week which you will find attached below.  If you have any queries please contact us at reception@dmpa-tkat.org  

 

DRAPERS VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY! Don't forget to all share your sportive fun on our page padlet!

 

Term 5 Mini Beasts themed learning

 

Some creative activities for you to do at home to follow our mini beasts topic.

 

 

To access/contribute to our class Padlet below, go onto the Padlet website, make a free account and share what you have been doing!

Made with Padlet

SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

 

Dear Parents,

As you are all aware the school is currently closed. Your child has been issued with a home learning pack to complete. Additional to this, we have uploaded a week’s worth of activities and resources for your children to complete. We are not expecting you to complete all of these tasks but we have given you a variety which you can choose from to engage your children.

 

Your child has also been given a NUMBOTS password and username. This is a fantastic online resource which focuses on areas of maths such as counting, ordering etc. We will be monitoring this daily and can see how well your child is doing! If you have any issues with this then please email us at  reception@dmpa-tkat.org or simply fill in the form below and we shall respond as soon as possible.

                          

 

We have also uploaded a file known as ‘creative’ which has some fun activities for your children to complete whilst at home. These range from homemade playdough, thought provoking questions and messy play activities.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

The Reception Team

 

 

Mrs Roberts, our SENCo, has uploaded some really useful information and resources which we would like to direct Parents/Carers to. 

Contact Reception Teaching Team

Should you have any queries, please use the form below, or email address reception@dmpa-tkat.org, to communicate with Reception class teachers. Please specify child's name and their class within the contact form and any corresponding email address that the teaching team can communicate with yourself. Best wishes, Mrs Olive and Mrs Baker..

A warm welcome to Reception

 

 

Cambridge class teacher & EYFS lead - Mrs Stephanie Baker

Chester class teacher - Mrs Kayley Olive

Our amazing support staff - Mrs Jane Warne & Mrs Tuckell

 

You will find on this page all the information and exciting learning taking place in our year group.

 

PE/Games

PE is on Mondays. We will require a full PE kit which consists of plimsolls, a plain T-shirt and black shorts or leggings.

 

Forrest school & Outdoor learning

Forrest school days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings

Please provide your child with a pair of wellies and spare clothes to keep at school.

 

Homework

Please read with your child every day for at least 10 minutes. Discuss the pictures and ask questions about the characters or what they think might happen at the end.

Homework is sent home every Thursday and needs to be returned by the following Monday. Remember to check your child's home learning folder in their book bag for any important letter.

 

Useful links:

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm - Phonics games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories - cbeebies stories and rhymes

http://www.ictgames.com/ -Excellent maths & literacy resources

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html - Lots of maths & literacy games

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37 - Games to support all areas of learning

 

 

 

 

TERM 4:

Planting and Growing

What is changing in our garden? How different is it and why is it happening?

Science week, fun experiments

Goodbye Winter and hello Spring!
We have been busy planting!
The Giant's Cafe
On the menu, a giant's feast!

Planting activities

Paper flowers
Designer flowers
Some very funny Grass heads.
Can't wait to see its hair grow!
Super team work
Our first planting experiments!

Jack and the Beanstalk Song

A very sweet and artistic video to help the children remember the sequence of the story-Can you sing along?

Fee-fi-fo-fum Jack and the Beanstalk Song

Measuring length and height

Comparing length and estimate first
Then measure with non-standard units
This one is the tallest and that one the shortest
How tall is the beanstalk?
How long is the beanstalk?

 

Term 3

How do animals adapt in cold places?

 

 

 

 

We are learning to find one and one less than a given number

Fun independent learning

How Do Bears Hibernate?

Chinese New Year celebrations

                               

 

We read the Chinese New Year story and learned why 2020 is the year of the rat! Over the next couple of weeks, children will have fun exploring Chinese customs and become experts in Chinese calligraphy and ribbon dancing! 

 

 

Ribbon dancing with traditional Chinese music
Mighty Muscles activity
This week's play dough bar
Awesome Chinese race
The pig was last!
Our lovely Chinese New Year cards
Exploring Chinese flavours
Perfecting chopstick skills
Panda world
We are changing our home corner
Voila! Chinese take away for all!

The story of Chinese New Year- The animals race

How do you keep warm in the winter?

We are learning about how animals survive in the cold. First, the children sorted animals living in warm and cold places. We learned all about animals hibernating in the winter and we found out how some animals keep warm with their thick layer of blubber under the skin.

 

We had an unexpected visitor!

Not Mrs Baker's, thank goodness!
Could a flamingo have done this mess?
Could a hippo have climbed on the tree?
Was it a snake then?
Whose footprints are these?
We had to tidy everything up!

We are learning all about 2D shapes

Term 2 

People Who Help Us

We have begun a new topic about people who help us. We already know lots of people who help us and will be using non-fiction books to research more about them.

 

          

 

 

 

Term 2 Newsletter

A day at our police station

Autumn fun!

Magnificent chalked ambulance
What a fire engine!
What is the colour pattern of a police car?
Police officer trainee doing her number practice
Great team effort building an ambulance
Nurse Samar at your service
What number do you call when you need help?
Our maternity ward is always very busy
Mrs Baker received her flue jab
Learning to look after our teeth
Super fire engine

People who help us visited our school

Autumn is here! Leaves are falling everywhere in our outdoor area! It is real fun! We have read the beautiful sensory story of Leaf Man and collected leaves to create our own leaf creatures.

           

 

Diwali celebrations

Term 1

All About Me

 

What a busy start of the year! The children have spent their first couple of weeks in reception and they have all settled really well.

They have becoming familiar with their new learning environments and are learning the rules and routine of their new setting.

This term the children will learn all about themselves and others and how special they all are! Find more information about our learning in our newsletter.

 

Term 1 Reception Newsletter

The Little Red Hen

 

                        

Autumn is here!

We have been very busy...

We made our own bread and shared it with our friends.

Take a look at some of the learning we have been doing this week

Helping the Little Red Hen sort the animals
The windmill
The Barn
Our own made farm
Learning the animals names
Who will help me make flour?
Who will help me tidy up?
Exploring oat flakes
Small World farm
Little Red Hen story map
Samar's very own story map!
Class effort!

The Farmyard Jamboree

Learning farm animals and their babies

Our amazing patterns

Five Senses Song

We have been learning about our body and our 5 senses through exciting activities.

We put our taste buds, our hands, our eyes and nose to the test and blindfolded!

 

  

Number work

What we have been up to...

Learning to walk in a line quietly
Adult led activity in our outdoor area
Finding out about our date of birth
Assessing children's pencil grip
Independent group work-Mighty Muscles
Independent learning-making our marks
Learning about face features and emotions
Getting our planting beds ready for the autumn
Mark making
Charcoal self-portraits
Writing our name from memory
Copying our name accurately
Developing pencil control
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