March 2021... Return to school.
We are looking forward to welcoming all of our lovely YR children (and parents/carers) back to school on 8th March. We have missed you all so much! Well done for doing such amazing work on Google Classroom. We have been amazed at the wonderful creations you have made at home. You have all taught us lots of new facts about dinosaurs and we are now hooked on Dino Dana!
Please see the YR newsletter below with information about YR routines and topics this term. (The dates stated for parent/teacher meetings may change to the following week)
We can't wait to see you!
Lots of love
Mrs Hargreaves, Mr Fawcett, Miss Scott, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Rogan. x
Another year, another lockdown. First and foremost, from all the YR staff we hope you stay safe and protect yourselves from the virus once again, during this new lockdown.
Work will be set on Google Classroom, just like last time.
If for some unknown reason you happen to have lost or misplaced your child's login details, please email the class email which is: firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of staff will be in touch, as soon as possible.
We are hoping to have work set up on the Monday morning for the week ahead. However, on some occasions work may be added as the week progresses.
Please remember to click the 'hand in' button after completing work and uploading supporting evidence as it will allow us to know who has completed which tasks.
Please do not rush through the work has been set and try do a little bit each day. You were all superstars last time and hopefully it will carry on again.
Finally, we are still here to help and support you - please don't forget that. So, if there is anything we can do to support your child or yourself, please get in touch.
Cullen Cup Winner
The latest Cullen Cup winner in YR is a shining example to others in the class. He always tries so hard with all activities and never gives up when completing tasks. His writing skills are improving every day and his handwriting is beautiful. He has an amazing attitude to learning and always strives to be the best that he can be. When doing 'hold a sentence' as part of our phonics sessions he is beginning to write the sentences with very little adult support. He is able to use his phonics knowledge to sound out unfamiliar words and the presentation of his work is fabulous. His drawings are of a high standard and he is able to stay in the lines when colouring. What a little superstar!
Please use the link below to see our performance on the African drums.
YR Apter Cup Week 10
The Apter Cup for friendship this week goes to a lovely little girl who has a heart of gold! She is a friend to both staff and children and gives the most amazing hugs. She is kind, caring and helpful and never needs asking to help others as it is just in her nature to do so. Only today she was spotted trying to help another child in the class put his shoes on. She persevered and never gave up (another aspect of the Apter cup) and she did this with a smile even though it was her play time. This YR girl is so helpful to staff and is great at doing jobs and helping to tidy up. She has a gorgeous personality and smiles her way through every day. Keep an amazing friend. You are a YR superstar and we are so proud of you. xx
HALLOWEEN IN YR...
Children in YR can come to school on Tuesday 3rd November in Halloween fancy dress as we will be doing activities linked to this all week. In YR we always wait until after the children have experienced the event so they have more experiences to talk about and share. During the week we will be focusing on the stories Room on a Broom, Spinderella, Meg and Mog and Funnybones and doing activities linked to these stories. We will be making and writing potions, doing funky finger activities with pumpkins and spiders, using spiders as part of our maths activities, making crafts and much much more. Don't forget to look out for the photos on the website!
Thanks for your support.
The YR team. x
Courtesy Cup Winner
A huge well done to our courtesy cup winner for last week. This YR boy has settled so well into Melling School and has consistently demonstrated his 'Melling Manners'. He never forgets to say please, thank you or excuse me and is a little ray of sunshine. He smiles his way through every day and is so kind and loving towards others. He is a great example to others in the class and he always tries to do the right thing. His behaviour is impeccable and he tries so hard with all activities. This YR boy listens well to others and takes a genuine interest in what his friends and teachers are telling him. He is polite, well mannered and is always there to lend a helping hand. I just know this YR boy is going to achieve great things in our school. Well done and keep being amazing!
Just a little reminder to parents who have not already done so. Please can you bring in your child's waterproofs and wellies next Tuesday with their name written in them. As the weather is starting to get colder and more wet, children are needing to have waterproofs and wellies on to go outside as we go outside in all weather conditions in YR. The ones we have as spares in class are not very waterproof anymore and we do not want your child to be getting wet or not having the opportunity to play outside with their friends.
I hope you are all well and staying safe at home. I have been doing lots of work for school on my computer at home but cannot wait to be back in school on Friday. I hope you are enjoying the work that Mr Fawcett has set on Google Classrooms and the stories that Miss Scott has read to you. Unfortunately, I have been having some technical issues with Purple Mash so you will be unable to see the work that has been set. You can still log in though and choose some activities to do yourself. I am missing you all dreadfully and can't wait to see you all back in school next Tuesday. I have got lots of fun things planned for us to do. Make sure you help your grown ups while you are at home and keep being the best that you can be. I am so proud of you all. Lots of love, Mrs Hargreaves. xx
First and foremost, we hope you are all keeping safe.
There will be work set daily on Google Classroom, Education City and Purple Mash.
If you are struggling with anything, please do not hesitate to email us on email@example.com
Once again, keep safe and we can't wait to see you all again shortly.
Apter Cup. Autumn Term. Week 3. YR.
The YR girl who is getting the Apter Cup today has settled so well into YR. She comes to school every day with a smile on her face and is a pleasure to have in class. She is a lovely friend to both staff and children, has a very caring nature and loves to help others. She loves to talk to her friends when playing and has kept staff entertained with all her stories. We especially liked the one about her visiting London to see Boris Johnson!! She is such fun to be around and if we were four years old we would definitely choose her to be one of our friends. She also has a can do attitude and never gives up. She tries so hard with everything she does and perseveres with all activities. She is a real little superstar and we are so proud of her today. Well done!
WELCOME TO YR!
We would like to start by saying how lovely it was to meet you all during your visits to school and we look forward to getting to know you all more during your child's time in YR. We will be sending the magic moments book home when your child starts with their first home learning challenge already inside! WOW cards will be put inside your child's phonics pack which will be sent home as soon as we have learnt our first few sounds. Please keep checking our class page for updates and photos of the wonderful things your child has been doing in school. A YR newsletter will be added soon with information you will need for the Autumn term. We will also be doing a power point presentation to explain reading, phonics, our approach to number and other useful information to help your child at home. See you all again soon.
Love Mrs Hargreaves, Mr Fawcett, Miss Scott, Mrs Rogan and Mrs Thomas xx