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End of year message

Date: 22nd Jul 2020 @ 2:50pm

Hi all,

I can't believe it is the end of the school year and we haven't managed to say a proper goodbye.  Thank you to all those who attended my last zoom quiz, it was great to see you and see how many of you have grown up, grew taller and got new hairstyles.  

It is the summer holidays and I want you to enjoy and rest up but please keep reading and perhaps some of you can write a diary or a recount so you can practise your handwriting.

You have all been informed of your child's new class and that on their first morning back in September they are to come to reception class for an hour so I and the reception team can help them settle back into school.  On that morning if you have a school reading book, please can you bring that with you.  I will send their wellington boots and any other belongings with them to their new class.

Stay safe and lots of love 

Miss Nieman x

 

recount of week 16 of home learning

Date: 11th Jul 2020 @ 10:48am

Hi Reception,

Hope you are well and safe.  Don't forget I have invited you all to a zoom meeting this week, please check your emails for invitations.

This week we have had a bit of a lazy week.

First we done hand prints to make patterns.

 

Next Milly and Austin made a den with cushions and blankets.

 

After that we got the blocks out for another week and made a city, complete with Fireman Sam.

Then we played pirates on the park.  We dug for treasure and found a 1p coin and then had a huge battle for the treasure.

 

Finally, we have had a break from the horse jigsaw and completed a smaller jigsaw.  Milly was delighted to see one completed after trying so long on the horse jigsaw.  Will put pictures of the horse one up next week.

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, wash your hands, and be good

Recount of week 15 of home learning

Date: 5th Jul 2020 @ 12:26pm

Hi Reception,

Hope you are well and safe.

Did you check out the video on the class page and see your friends?  This week we have been busy again doing lots of dinosaur things.

First I copied one of your ideas, and made dinosaur hand cards.  Milly even cut out plates for the dinosaur back.

Then we went to the park and found a very comfortable seat to rest on after pretending to be dinosaurs and roaring lots.

Next we made dinosaur fossil pictures using straws.  Milly done an Argentinosaurus, the biggest dinosaur there ever was.  Not sure what dinosaur Austin made, he kept saying 'dino'.

  

After that we made a house using blocks to put the dinosaurs in.

Finally we drew and painted dinosaurs.  We used cotton buds to make the dots.

 

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 14 of home learning

Date: 28th Jun 2020 @ 10:01am

Hi Reception

Hope you are all well and safe.

What an exciting week with zoom and it was so lovely to see all your beautiful smiles and excited faces.  We had lots of fun sharing the answers to the quiz and had lovely feedback.  I will be organising another one before the summer holidays.

Last week we continued to move house.  First Austin made snow from the polystyrene in the boxes and had lots of fun.

Next we made play dough monsters after watching Monsters Inc.

   

Then we made ice cream cones to cool down in the hot weather.  Who ate ice cream last week?

After that we walked under trees and played hide and seek under the trees, to keep cool in the shade.

Finally made pizzas.  We iced biscuits by drawing peppers, cheese, ham, tomatoes and onions. All our favourite toppings.  What would you have on your pizza?

 

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

 

Recount of week 13 of home learning

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 3:26pm

Hi Reception,

Hope you are all well and safe.  I hope you are enjoying the space homework. 

I started back at school last week and used some of the space worksheets and ideas and the children loved the Zid’s best ever dress and making aliens and using masks.

We are doing zoom this week, if anyone has any problems with downloading please let me know.  I hope you have saved the date and time as it will be lovely to see you all and have some fun with a little quiz.

The home learning packs are ready for collection but I know some of you still have not collected it.  It is available from the conservatory (staff carpark) between 7:30am and 5:30pm so please collect.  It will save you printing and your paper.

Last week was a very busy week!

After staying at my dad’s house for the lock down we decided to stay permanently.  Last week I started moving and didn’t realise how much stuff I had.  That was before we started on the children’s bedrooms.  They had lots of toys and jigsaws and games and teddies and much more.  After many car journeys and more this morning, I only have one car journey left.  I am exhausted!!!

 

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 12 of home learning

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 12:17pm

Hi Reception,

Hope you are all safe and well.  It has been great seeing so many of you enjoying the pirate theme.  I will put new homework up for next week with a new theme.  Keep checking the home learning page.  I have loved talking to most of you this week on the phone, and hearing what you have all been up to.  It is lovely to hear your voices and knowing you are safe. 

I am going to email you all this week about setting up a zoom meeting with myself for week commencing 22/6/20.  Please check your emails.  And please remember to pick up your pack from the school from the conservatory area this week. 

First I asked Milly and Austin what their favourite game was that they had played over the last 12 weeks.  They both liked building towers from all the plant pots.  So we had another go.  We even had to stand on a chair to reach the top.

Next they showed me how much they had improved on the trampoline. 

 

Then we had to take Penny to get her nails cut.  On the way home we went on our first walk to the park since lockdown and we were all very tired.  Austin found a large feather and carried that home.

Finally got into the paddling pool again and showed Milly and Austin how to snorkel.  Austin like snorkelling out of the water. 

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 11 of home schooling

Date: 5th Jun 2020 @ 8:40pm

Hi Reception,

Hope you are all safe and well.  Have you tried to guess the teachers behind the books on our website?  Can you spot me?

There has been a change in weather this week, but still tried to get outside as much as possible.

First we made a dream catcher using wood and string.

Then using Plaster of Paris, we made fairies and carefully painted them.  It took us two attempts as it dries very quickly and we didn’t fill the moulds quick enough. 

 

Next we made a plant pot man, similar to Bill and Ben the flower pot men.  Can you think of a good name for our plant pot man?

After that Milly and Austin wanted to watch the Grinch.  Austin found a comfortable chair.

Then we completed a gratitude scavenger hunt.  We completed it inside and then outside and had to find very different things.  I will put this on the home learning page for you to try at home.

Next we continued to work on my horse jigsaw and still finding it very difficult.  However, we are not going to give up.

Finally back outside, they made mud pies and mud drinks.

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 10 of home schooling

Date: 29th May 2020 @ 7:55pm

Hi Reception

Hope you are all safe and well and not too sunburnt.  This week Milly, Austin, grandad and myself should have been going on holiday to Greece for the first time.  As we couldn’t go I decided to bring the holidays to our house.

On Sunday evening grandad and myself put up decorations including paper pineapples, pompoms, a flamingo garland and lanterns.  We blew up musical instruments and microphones and also made a photo booth with holiday props including sunglasses, cocktails and hats. 

On Monday the children woke to all of this and were very excited.  We had a palm tree drinks cooler and lots of little umbrellas for our drinks.  We put sunbeds out, played crazy golf, had the paddling pool out, played cards and created a band and danced.

We had a BBQ and of course we were lucky enough to have Greek weather.

 

 

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 9 of home schooling

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 9:54pm

Hi Reception

Hope you have all had a lovely week in the sunshine doing more exciting things.  Next week it is half term so I haven’t put any home learning work on our webpage but will continue with the pirate theme the following week.  Did you all have silly pirate names?  This week I gave challenges to Milly to do by herself even though Austin was helping her.

First she designed some shoes for her and Austin to wear in the garden.

 

Next she made a birds nest.

Then she made a kite out of card, garden canes, tape and string. 

After that they made a song up and played a musical instrument.  Austin played the trumpet using a watering can.

Finally we had a water fight using the hose and buckets.  Everyone including me, got very wet.

  

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 8 of home schooling

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 7:39pm

Hi Reception,

Hope you all well and safe.  Have you all checked out the new competition to build a tower 30cm tall which must free stand?  Have a go and either email me or upload to school twitter page.  I have also added 6 science experiments on to reception home learning school webpage, and next weeks learning, all about pirates. Hope you enjoy the activities.   My children and I have been very been this week doing the competition and some of the experiments.

First we are continuing to do our jigsaw, which is proving very difficult but we are not going to give up.  Can you see the horse on the right? 

Next we built towers for the competition.

     

Then we played a game with a pack of cards called ‘Round the Clock’.  (small pack of cards works too)  Put 4 cards out like a clock face and 3 in the middle and start with the remaining card.  Whatever the number says on the card, put in the correct place of the clock face.  If it is a King, it goes in the middle and you pick a new card from the middle.  The idea is to complete the clock face without getting all 4 Kings out.  If all 4 Kings out, you lose.

After that we tried to catch balloons, which is a lot more difficult than catching a ball. 

Then Milly and Austin predicted what would dissolve using the science experiment on the home learning web page.  They had so much fun we also made our own dissolving experiment.

Next we done another science experiment from the home learning web page.  We made balloon cars to race them.  Guess which colour car won?  It was the yellow car.

  

Finally we played bingo.  We actually played 8 games of bingo as Milly loved playing it. 

  

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 7 of home schooling

Date: 8th May 2020 @ 9:45pm

Hi Reception,

Well done to all of you who entered the video competition but especially Lucas for winning the competition.  Hope you have all had a lovely week and enjoyed VE Day.  I know some of you decorated your house, some of you got dressed up and some made cakes and had an afternoon tea party. 

This week we have continued with the horse jigsaw and have been making games up. 

First we made up our own snakes and ladders using chalk on the pavement.  We made it very difficult to win as there were lots of snakes and miss a turn squares.  It took an hour to play one game.  We played two games.

 

Next we were inspired by Mary Poppins and drew pictures on the pavement just as Bert done.  Then we jumped on them and had to make a story up.  Can you make a story up using the jelly fish picture or the sea horse picture?

  

Then we completed an outdoor scavenger hunt after Milly loved the indoor one last week. I made up a list and we had to gather the items and the first to collect all the items was the winner.  Milly won again.

  

After that grandad thought up a new game.  We used 4 plant pots of different sizes and each pot was worth different points.  They were placed under our garden table.  We had to roll a bouncy ball along the table to try and get it to fall through the middle (the hole where the umbrella goes) and hopefully land in a plant pot.  It was very hard to get the ball to fall down the hole but then sometimes it bounced in a pot and then out.  You only scored if it landed in the pot.  We have played this a lot this week as it is so much fun. 

Next we played “What am I?” but without the head bands.  We made up things and then took turns to describe what is on the card.  What am I?   I am yellow, sphere, hot and high up?

Finally for VE day we built a castle, went in the paddling pool and then had a BBQ. 

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk. 

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

 

Recount of week 6 of home schooling

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 6:19pm

Hi Reception,

Hope you are all well and staying safe.  I have had some videos sent in for the competition, but there is still time to email your video over.  I have also had some fabulous pictures sent to me and have put some on the home schooling display wall.  The weather has been a little different this week and have spent some time indoors but we have still tried to get in the garden as much as possible. 

First, we have started doing a jigsaw with horses on.  It has 1000 pieces.  I think it is going to take a long time to complete but we will not give up.

Next, we played princesses and dressing up.  Can you spot Austin amongst the dresses?

Then we completed an indoor scavenger hunt.  We got into two teams, called James Team and Queen Team.  We had to collect the items and put them on the table.  The winners were the team that collected everything the quickest.  (I have put the list on home schooling webpage)  Who do you think won?  It was Milly and grandad.  ( I know Jamie has done this and I have put his picture on the home school display wall.)

After that Milly drew a very tall giraffe.  It was taller than me.  We then lay down next to it and marked out our heights next to the giraffe.

Finally we re-potted plants into larger pots so that they can grow big and strong.  Once the plants were in their new pots we had to water them. 

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 5 of home schooling

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 8:17pm

Hi Reception,

Hope you are all well and staying safe.  Did you receive your Covid pack?  Have you seen the video of the teachers yet?  There is a new video competition on the website, take a look.  I have received lots of emails and photographs and have updated the home schooling page and display wall.  I can’t believe it is the end of week 5 already.  Time has gone fast.   I know some of you are missing your friends and are face timing each other but keep checking the display wall to see your friends keeping busy.  We have had a cool week splashing about in our new pool.

First, I bought a new pool for the children but didn’t realise how big it was until it was set up.  There was enough space for me too, so I got in after lunch.  They loved splashing me.

Next, we made playdough and used shape cutters to create all sorts of things.  Can you see the dinosaur? 

     

Then I went through the kitchen cupboards and any food that was out of date was used by Milly and Austin to create their own dish.  I never tried their food though as it had gravy, tea, mustard, stale biscuits and herbs in. 

After that we had a disco in the garden as we all love to dance. Do you remember your favourite dance in class?  I think mine was Pizza.

Next I have been teaching Milly to skip.  She went from doing 0 skips to 46 skips today.  She is now better than me.

Finally we had a BBQ with yummy food.  My dad was the chef.

   

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 4 of home schooling

Date: 17th Apr 2020 @ 10:09pm

Hi Reception

Hope you have all had a lovely Easter and not eaten too much chocolate.  On Easter Sunday, we went for an Easter egg hunt in the garden and the Easter Bunny had delivered lots of little eggs.  For the rest of the week, we did lots of activities in the garden.

First we painted each other’s hands and feet and made prints.  

        

Then we made an assault course.  We had to jump over canes, crawl through a tent, limbo under a cane, balance on a beam of wood, throw ball into a bucket and then carry an egg on a spoon and walk around the tree.  At first, Milly took 53 seconds but quickly improved and got around the assault course in 33 seconds.  How much quicker did she do?

Next Milly decorated a dress made out of a roll of different wallpapers and glue.

After that, we had a competition.  In two teams, we had to see who could build the highest tower and it had to stay upright for 10 seconds without anyone holding on to it.  Can you build a tall tower?

     

Finally we had a tug of war.  Can you guess who won? 

I have added new work to the home schooling page, please take a look.  I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

Recount of week 3 of home schooling

Date: 10th Apr 2020 @ 9:16pm

Hi Reception

It is the end of our third week of staying home safe and I miss you all.  It is Easter week and I have received competition pictures of all your hard work.  It is going to be hard to choose a winner, they are all fantastic.  My family and I have done some Easter activities and enjoyed being outside in the garden sunshine. 

First we made some book marks for Easter presents for our family.  We coloured African patterns in and used brightly coloured crayons.

Next I made some Gloop for them to play in.  Gloop is cornflour and water mixed together and is a great sensory activity. 

Then Milly and Austin decorated Easter eggs and cut them out themselves.  (Template on class Easter page) I have stuck them up on the wall.  Can you guess which one belongs to Austin?

After that we made rabbits using toilet roll although kitchen roll would work too.  We squashed them to the shape we wanted and glued them together then printed the rabbits.  Maybe you could try this at home?

Finally we made Easter baskets and have put them by our Easter tree ready for the Easter bunny to come on Sunday. (Template on class Easter page)

 

Have a lovely Easter and sending a prayer for all of you.  If you haven’t already entered our Easter competition, you have a couple of days left.   I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk

Recount of week 2 of home schooling

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 11:08pm

Hi Reception,

It is the end of the second week of staying safe at home.  I have loved hearing from you and looking at your pictures and reading your news.  We are all keeping busy.  This week my kids and I have done some exciting activities. 

First I found some locks and challenged Milly and Austin to open them as quick as possible.  Milly unlocked them in 9 minutes.  Austin managed to find the right key but he struggled to turn it. 

Next Milly made a rainbow using cotton wool and coloured card and it is now displayed in the window.  Can you make a rainbow?

Then we decided to prepare for Easter.  We got a twig and then decorated it with polystyrene Easter eggs.  We pushed the twig into a bucket and stuck butterfly stickers on the bucket.

After that Austin wanted to make and paint a boat.  I found a piece of wood in grandad’s shed and pretended it was a boat.  He mixed red paint and blue paint to make a new colour.  Do you know what colour he made?  He then mixed red paint and yellow paint.  Do you know what red and yellow make?

Next we went on a bug hunt in the garden.  Milly found a Ladybug.  Can you spot it on the leaf?

After that we made some play dough animals using cutters and shapes. 

Finally, Milly and Austin made themselves using fish fingers, beans and potato.  I think they look like my children, do you?

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures.  Perhaps you can do the same things as us.  Please email any pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

 

 

Recount of week 1 of home schooling

Date: 1st Apr 2020 @ 9:07pm

Hi Reception,

I hope you are all safe and being good for your mums and dads.  This is my first blog ever and I’m very excited about writing it.  I thought I would share with you what my family and I have been doing whilst we have been off school so far.

First we planted some Chia seeds and have watched them grow over the last couple of days.  Milly has drawn pictures each day to record how the seed has grown and changed.

Then we made a den outside using equipment from grandad’s shed.  We had to make sure there was enough space for Milly and Austin.  Can you see him hiding?

Next we found some wall paper in the loft and rolled it out in the garden and made marks, pictures and doodled.

After that we made cakes.  We measured and mixed the ingredients and whisked until the mixture was creamy.  Milly and Austin filled the cupcakes with the mixture and after they were cooked in the oven, they decorated them.  We made 16 cakes and there are 4 of us, how many did we eat each?  Milly worked the answer out on paper drawing the cakes and the people.

Next we made mud pie, mud pizza and mud cake.  The mud cake tasted better than the cooked cakes.

Then we played dolls and pushed the baby around the house in her pram.  We even dressed the baby and fastened buttons.

Finally we watched Chester Zoo live.  Milly loves elephants, Austin loves monkeys and I liked the penguins.  We made an information book on what we knew about our favourite animal.

 

I would love to hear your news and see some of your pictures. I miss you all.   Perhaps you can do the same things as my family and I.  Please email me some pictures or if you want to tell me anything or ask any questions my email is anne.nieman@kirkbyce.co.uk

Remember, to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands, and be good. 

 

 

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