Class Donaldson - Reception Class

 

Starting back in September 2020

For children who do not have any siblings in school, their start time will be 9.30am, lining up on the right hand side of the barrier gate. The finish time will be 2.30pm, where you can collect your child from the pathway down Beech Close at the front of school. Your child will be escorted when crossing the road to meet you. For all other Reception children, the start time will be slightly different and this will be on your individual letter that was sent out on 10.07.20. These staggered start and finish times are in place to minimise congestion and contact with other bubbles of children.

 

 

For how to access home learning please click the link below:

Learning at Home

                                           

Friday 17th July

Good morning Class Donaldson!

We've made it! Our final day of this year has arrived and what an unusual year it has been for everyone. It certainly wasn't what we had planned, but may I say that I am very proud of each and every one of you for keeping your learning going at home with your grown ups - it can't have been easy, so a massive well done and thank you to you all! We have all missed you so much at school and I have missed being your teacher in FS2, but I am really looking forward to being your teacher again in Year 1, Class Potter, in September. We are going to learn so much and have lots of fun along the way with our friends!

Before that begins, I hope you all have an absolutely fantastic summer and have lots of fun with your families. Stay safe and keep smiling!

Love Mrs Biggs x

Here's a poem for each of you to tell you how special you all are - I hope you like it!

                                                   

 

Thursday 16th July

Hello everyone!

I hope you managed to have a go at some more of the activities for this week. We have been busy and having fun making aliens this afternoon and learning all about Neil Armstrong. What have you found out about him?

Stay safe and have another great day!

Love Mrs Biggs x

                                        

Wednesday 15th July

Good morning Class Donaldson!

It was lovely to see some of you yesterday with your grown ups! I hope you enjoyed looking at all your work from the year. I hope you all had a great day learning new things too. Keep using the learning grid to check which activities you haven't yet completed.

Have a good day!

Love Mrs Biggs x

                                                                       

Tuesday 14th July

Good morning everyone!

I hope you had a great day with learning about space and patterns. You can continue your learning by looking at the grid and choosing other activities to complete - remembering to do reading and phonics everyday!

I look forward to seeing some of you and your parents later to share your learning from the year.

Stay safe.

Love Mrs Biggs x

 

                                                                       

 

 

Monday 13th July

Good morning Class Donaldson!

You have made it to the last week of the Summer term and I just want to say a massive well done for trying your best with all your learning! I want you to know that you have made me proud every day during this difficult time of our lovely school being closed. A huge well done and thank you to all your grown ups too for helping you with your learning!

                                                                     

Please see the home learning grid below for activities to complete this week. There is no Oak National learning this week, so have a look back through the daily posts and see if you can revisit activities you have enjoyed or those you have not had chance to complete.

Have a good start to the week.

Take care.

Love Mrs Biggs x

                                                               

Friday 10th July

Hello everyone!

I hope your learning went well yesterday. Take a look at the grid for this week and see which activities you haven't completed. You can also use Oak National for additional learning too.

Oak National Home Learning:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-sentences-from-the-story-part-2

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/summer-crown

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/addition-and-subtraction-within-20-part-three

You've made it to the end of another week.  I am so proud of you all.

With one week to go to the summer holidays, I hope you have a fantastic weekend with your families.

Stay safe and keep smiling!

 

Love Mrs Biggs x

                                                                

 

 

Thursday 9th July

Good morning Class Donaldson!

I hope you are well and have not got too wet in this rainy weather we are having! Remember to use the home learning grid for your learning today and always try to do your best!

Alternatively you can use Oak National Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-sentences-from-the-story-part-1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/build-a-flower

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/depth-of-numbers-within-20-part-two

 

Enjoy your learning today.

Love Mrs Biggs x

                                                                  

 

Dear Parents and Pupils,

  The Public Health team want to know how you have been feeling during ‘lockdown’.

  Why do you want to know how I’m feeling?

Our emotional health and wellbeing is more important than ever and we want to help you to take care of it. We have created a very short survey (only 14 questions)  to help us listen to the children and young people of Barnsley.

 The information we get from this survey will help us to meet your needs properly and support you all as best we can through this difficult time. To go to the survey click the link below:

 Click here to take the survey

 Who can complete the survey?

We want to hear from all children and young people living in Barnsley.

Those of you who are 13 years or above you can complete the survey on your own.

If you are under 13 you will need a parent or carer to give their permission to complete the survey.

Parents and carers: you may want help your child to answer the questions in the survey if they are younger or need any extra support.

 Who will see my answers?

The survey will be completely anonymous and the questions have been worded so that there will be no personal information that may identify you. A link to the full privacy notice is included at the top of the survey which offers more detail on how we will use the data.

 But my feelings keep changing as different things in my life keep changing

We are aware that day by day different things are happening and the government restrictions keep on changing which is why we would like it if you can do this survey more than once. We would like it if you can try and complete this survey every four weeks as it will help us to see how your emotional needs change over time. We will send the link to the survey out to you every four weeks to help to remind you to complete it.

 Thank you for taking the time to be involved, we hope that with this information we can support your emotional health and wellbeing through these difficult times.

 Kind Regards

 Helen Goddard

Public Health Officer

Children’s Services - Education, Early Start and Prevention

Barnsley Council

Wednesday 8th July

Good morning everyone!

It was lovely to see some of you yesterday when you came to collect your work from school. Myself and Mrs Riordan can't wait to have you back in our new Y1 class after the holidays. We are missing you all so much.

For your learning today, choose activities from the grid and always try to do your phonics, reading and maths each day. You are going to be so smart if you do!

For extra learning, use Oak National Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-using-a-map-d36fd6

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/seasons-collage

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/addition-and-subtraction-within-20-part-two

 

Have a great day everyone!

Love Mrs Biggs x

                                                                     

Tuesday 7th July

Hello children!

I hope you did well with your learning yesterday and enjoyed the stories. We created patterns on our pirate underpants and used our phonics to spell words when describing pirates. Use the grid from yesterday to find the activities you haven't yet started for today. You can also use Oak National for extra learning if you wish.

Additional Home Learning from Oak National Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-our-favourite-character

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/seasons

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/depth-of-numbers-within-20-part-one

 

Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have fun.

I look forward to seeing some of you today too!

Love Mrs Biggs x

 

                                                                

Monday 6th July

Good morning everyone!

How was your weekend? I hope you have all had a rest and are ready to start some more learning at home. This week it's all about 'Pirates love Underpants' for literacy and 'The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet' for maths! Remember to do your phonics sessions every day and read to your grown up too. Please see the grid below for the learning for this week. For additional learning you may use Oak National Academy.

Additional Home Learning from Oak National Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-a-question-with-full-sentences

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/changes-the-koala-who-could-by-rachel-bright

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/addition-and-subtraction-within-20-part-one

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/super-juice

 

I hope you make a good start to your learning this week and I am looking forward to meeting you this week to hand over all your work you have done!

See you soon!

Love Mrs Biggs x

                                                                   

Friday 3rd July

Good morning Class Donaldson!

I hope you have had a great week learning about bugs and Oliver's Vegetables. We've been busy making our non-fiction books about minibeasts. Take a look at some of our drawing and writing...

              

 

Additional Home Learning from Oak National Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-letter-37c588

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/mixing-colours/activities/1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measure-objects

 

Have a great day learning and enjoy your weekend!

Love Mrs Biggs x

 

                                                                 

 

Thursday 2nd July

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a great day learning - we have been busy making insects for our gardens! Have you made any yet? Why not go on a nature walk and see how any real creatures you can find?

Always use the grid to help you choose what to learn for today and for extra learning, use the link below:

Additional Home Learning from Oak National Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-the-features-of-a-letter

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/build-a-boat-that-floats

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-weights-of-objects

 

I hope you enjoy your learning today.

Love Mrs Biggs x

                                                                                                                          

 

Wednesday 1st July

Good morning children!

How did you get on with your learning yesterday? We were busy making doves from Noah's Ark - do you know why the dove was so important in the story? Look at the ones that we made!

                              

                            

I hope you find something you enjoy learning about from the topic grid posted on Monday. Additional learning can be found on Oak National.

Additional Home Learning from Oak National Academy:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-commit-a-story-to-memory-using-a-map-dfd3a5

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/floatsink-experiment

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/estimate-lengths-of-objects-0a31b3

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Mrs Modest's stretch video

Warm-up

The Big 10 Challenge!

Keep safe everyone!

Share a Story in FS2

Select a story to listen to and join in with your teachers in Class Donaldson.

Whatever Next, by Jill Murphy

Barry the Fish with Fingers, by Sue Hendra

The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson

Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, by Sue Hendra

It's Lovely when you Smile, by Sam McBratney

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle