National Sport Week 20th-26th June 2020
How do you fancy challenging friends, family or neighbours to some fun, virtual sporting activities this summer?
At national children’s charity, the Youth Sport Trust, we are determined to ensure that young people stay active and connected through this difficult time. We’ve been helping families do this with our daily #StayHomeStayActive activities since March and now we’re challenging the public to go one step further by joining us in our first ever National School Sport Week at Home, supercharged by Sky Sports.
Taking place from 20-26 June, the week will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the opportunity to take part in a series of virtual sporting challenges which help young people capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they may be missing out on and the Youth Sport Trust is delighted that Sky Sports will be helping to supercharge the campaign.
How do I find out more?
Registering couldn’t be simpler. Just go to our website www.youthsporttrust.org/nssw and click on the link for parents. You will be asked a couple of questions as you register about who you might challenge and how many people you would like to get involved.
After signing up we will provide you with free and easy-to-use resources to help plan your week of National School Sport Week at Home Activity, set challenges for your families, friends and neighbours, and shout about it online.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the growing number of people who will be running, jumping and throwing their way to glory from 20-26 June.
Hello to all of our lovely Reception children!
We are all missing you so much. We know that you will all be doing lots of great things at home but we thought it would be so nice if we could read about or even see something that you have been doing each week.
Now, as you know, each week we add work on to this page for you to try at home. We know that everybody’s time at home is different. Some of you might get lots of work done and some of you might do a little bit of work but you might do other things instead and that is absolutely fine.
So that we can read about or see what you have been up to we thought it would be nice if you could ask an adult at home to help you to send an email to us. In this email you could either just send us a little message, perhaps telling us about something you have done or you might want to send us a photo to show us something you have done or made. Now this could be to do with the work we have put on the Class Pages or it might be something else. You might want to show us a new creative model you have made or tell us about some of the yummy baking you have done. It is up to you – it will just be wonderful to hear from you. If you really can’t think of anything at all the just send us a message saying ‘Hello’.
Once you have sent us a message we will send you a little message back just so that you know that we have read and seen it.
It will be so lovely to hear and see all of the things that you have been up to and we can’t wait to get back in touch with you. If you send us one message each week that will give you time to think about what you would like to say or show. It’s a bit like an electronic ‘Show and Tell’.
If you are in Mrs Grindey and Mr Emsleys' class please send your email to both:
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
If you are in Miss Barnes' class please send your email to:
We are all very excited to hear from you!
Love from your teachers.
Earth Day 2020 - Wednesday 22nd April
It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year. The theme for 2020 is 'Climate Change'. We would love you to read through the comprehension and/or presentation with your child and create a poster with some ideas on how we can help look after our Earth.
Welcome to Reception
Hello and welcome to Reception from
Miss Barnes, Mrs Grindey and Mr Emsley!
For our topic this half term we will be investigating the question 'Who helps us in Disley?' Throughout this topic we will be finding out about the people in our local community who help us and we will also be learning about the different jobs people do. We will have a specific focus each week, learning in detail about: post office workers, police, firefighters, dentists, paramedics/doctors and builders. We have some exciting visitors planned this half term and are hoping that some of our parents and families can come into school to share their expertise with us too. The children are also excited to explore their new post office role play area.
We would like to thank all parents for their valuable contributions in the children's 'I can' books this half term. It is great to see what learning the children are doing out of school and it's also wonderful to share their achievements.
In PE, we will be focusing on dance. We will be doing PE on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Bennett and Mr Henderson.
Reception Reading Afternoon Tuesday 24th September at 2:45.
Information from the session is below.
Star Assembly- This is an assembly where each class teacher chooses a child which has stood out for a particular reason. This may be using good manners, being a kind friend, showing resilience and many other things. Each Reception child will have a turn at this.
Secret Reader- This is where we invite parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties or any other family member into our class to read to the children on a Monday afternoon. A letter will be sent out to explain this further.
Jedi Writer Award- This is an award given in class by the Reception Teachers. It is awarded to a child that has been trying hard with their fine motor skills and using the correct pencil grip. The teacher’s will observe the children in handwriting lessons and choosing times and a child will be awarded on a Friday morning.
Author Award- This award will start when the children have started developing their writing skills. Children that have a go at the story writing challenge will be picked out of a hat at the end of the week and will receive a prize.
Challenges- In Reception we have many set challenges for the children to complete by choice. We have a writing challenge, fine motor challenge, phonics challenge and maths challenge. Each of these are targeted to the child’s interests. Once a child completes a challenge they will put their name into the challenge pot (the more times they do it the more chance they have of winning) and the teachers will pick out a name randomly at the end of the week.
Phonics folders- Once your child starts to learn phonics they will begin to recognise sounds and work on reading words. Your child will learn 4 new sounds a week; for each of these sounds they will be given a letter formations sheet to complete at home. If there are no new sounds in your child’s folder this will be a recap week so there is no need to worry about filling them in.
Tricky words and blendable key rings- Your child will be given a bookmark with tricky words on to learn at home. They will also be given a key ring with words to blend on.
Non- Negotiables- Please ensure that you read 3 times a week with your child and record it in their contact book. Please also complete the phonics sheets in their folders for the following Thursday. If your child completes all of their homework they will receive a reward at the end of each term.