Welcome to Sunrays.
We cannot wait to meet you all this week and play together on Friday.
We look forward to learning more about your favourite hobbies and interests and all of the exciting stories you have to tell.
A humongous welcome to Oldfield Brow family.
See you soon,
Miss Brash and Mrs Ogden-Leigh :)
Can you join hundreds of thousands of children all over the country to celebrate cleaner air, safer streets and healthier lifestyles? All you need to do to get involved is travel in an active way all this week.
Why not take a look at nature around you as you travel and think about what you can hear and see on your way?
You can walk, cycle, scoot... Whatever you want- just leave the car at home.
Are you ready?... Let's go!
It's Friday, and our last day of isolation! I'm really looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday and it was great to see so many of you on our Live session this morning. I'm sorry for the technical issues I had. I have been without internet since Friday so thank you for being so patient! I have been able to share my neighbours internet connection (with permission) for some of the week, but I will be very glad to get things fixed tomorrow! Mrs Ogden-Leigh has been replying to your messages and keeping me updated about the work you have been sending in. As always I have been very impressed with how hard you have all been working.
I hope you all have a super weekend and I'm looking forward to some sunshine (fingers crossed!)
Take care everyone.
See you on Monday.
I hope you are all well. This week is a very short week for home learning. We have 3 days of home schooling ahead so I have uploaded all of the resources you will need for the whole week into the downloads page instead. Hopefully this will simplify things a little for you.
This week, we are continuing with our theme of dinosaurs and I really hope you enjoy the activities I have planned. I have tried to make your learning as active and as practical as possible and I have tried to match this weeks activities closely to the learning we would have been doing in school together. I am just sad not to be able to share these activities with you all in our classroom.
Please remember to send in your photos and emails. I look forward to seeing the activities you complete.
Take care everyone and I'll see you all again soon.
You will find today's home learning activities in the download section on this page.
We are going to be making our own fossils today with salt dough. Here is a simple recipe to follow. You could try inprinting shells or other natural objects such as leaves and twigs, flowers or seeds if you do not have any plastic dinosaurs at home. I wonder what fossils you will make?
I hope you enjoy your home learning activities today and I look forward to seeing the work you send in. Well done to all of the children that completed yesterday's activities and have already sent them to me! A big well done to you!
Have a good weekend everyone.
Hello again everyone.
I wish we were able to be together in our classroom, but for now we have to continue our learning from home. This week we have started learning about dinosaurs and we will continue this theme next week too. We have watched an episode or two of Andy's Dinosaur Adventures on CBeebies and we have used these short stories to help us plan our own Dinosaur Adventure stories. We have learnt about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and what clues we have as to which diet each dinosaur might have had. We have learnt what a palaeontologist is and where they might go looking for dinosaurs. We were hoping to spend the rest of this week learning about and making fossils, investigating some prehistorical artefacts and making our own 3D dinosaur skeletons. Whilst at home, you may wish to personalise your child's learning and find out something about dinosaurs that is of particular interest to them. As usual, we will also provide a range of Home Learning Activities including Maths, Literacy, Phonics and one other activity. These activities will be uploaded for you each day. We hope you enjoy the activities we have planned!
Please check the downloads box for today's activities. The login details have not changed and remain the same as they were during the last lockdown.
Please use the class emails to send in your work and please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.
I hope you and your families all remain well. Keep safe.
Miss Brash and Miss Guy
We hope you all had a lovely Easter break.
This week we are starting our new topic called 'Are All Creatures Great or Small?'. This topic is all about animals and this week we are looking at jungle animals.
As the weather is getting warmer please ensure all uniform is labelled, particularly your child's jumper.
Towards the end of this term we will hopefully be given a hall time slot for indoor P.E sessions and we will then be encouraging your child to change into their P.E kit in preparation for year 1. Timetabling indoor P.E sessions has unfortunately been more difficult due to the covid restrictions. As usual, we will make good use of our outdoor space, should these restrictions not be lifted.
Please can you return your child's homework book to school if you have no already done do so.
Parents evening will take place the week commencing 10/05. We are looking forward to sharing your child's progress with you at this time! Appointments will become available the week before.
A QUICK PLEA:
If you have any of the following resources, which you no longer need, we would be very grateful for them in Reception and Nursery:
Chalk, Sand, Clean house bricks, Topsoil or compost, Buckets of any shape or size, Spoons of any size, Clean guttering, Clean plastic tubing, Cable reels of any size, Old pans and pan lids.
Miss Brash, Miss Guy and The Reception Team.
This week is all about vegetables. We are reading the story Oliver's Vegetables and another series of books about Supertato.
We will be writing a class book and sharing thoughts about our favourite vegetables. We are looking at the similarities and differences between them and talking about which parts of the plant we eat. We are making our own Mr. Potato Heads and completing lots of science experiements. We hope you can enjoy lots of vegetables at home and we hope you can find opportunities for your child to talk about vegetables and help you prepare/cook some vegetables at home.
Have a great week everyone.
It has been wonderful to see all of your smiling faces today!
Thank you for bringing those Sunbeams our way.
This week in literacy, we will be focussing on honey bees and how they make honey. We look forward to learning lots of fun new facts.
In maths, we will be looking at 3D shapes. We will be learning new mathematical language to describe each shape. We will be finding out about 3D shape properties.
Please ensure that your child's reading book and reading records are in their bags as we will be changing books this week.
A polite reminder to please pay the class fund and a huge thank you to those who already have!
We are super excited for the week ahead and we are thrilled to have our class back together again!
Miss Guy and Miss Brash
We've reached what we hope is the end of Home Schooling! Miss Guy and I are so proud of all your hard work! Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this unique time and we are so grateful for all you have done! We hope you and your children have enjoyed our videos and activities, but we can't wait to have all of our Reception children back together in the classroom next week. We have missed your children so much!
Have a super weekend and enjoy time with your families.
Miss Guy and Miss Brash x
Today is WORLD BOOK DAY!
Our special day has finally arrived. It has been wonderful to see so many dragonlings around school all week and on our Live Sessions - thank you to everyone who has taken part and to our wonderful parents too, for helping to make all of the dragon puppets, hats, nest, food, and costumes!!
To celebrate together, whether at home or in school, here is Oldfield Brow's (Virtual) World Book Day Assembly Introduction (Just click on the image):
(PARENTS, YOU MAY WISH TO CHECK THIS ASSEMBLY BEFORE PLAYING - DRAGONS DO BREATHE FIRE)
You might recall that we had a very special book at the heart of all of our activities this week and each year group received a special dragon to explore from Jackie Morris' artistic book, Tell Me A Dragon. EYFS was asked to look at the Sea Dragon page in this book.
The year groups have gathered together dragon related learning and activities from our Book Week to bring you the whole school assembly - one class at a time. ENJOY YOUR ASSEMBLY AND KEEP ON READING!! Here is the EYFS assembly that Miss Kelly has made with Nursery and Miss Guy has made with Reception. Click on the picture below.
Well done everyone!
Hello everyone. I really enjoyed seeing everine on our last Live Session yesterday. It was lovely to see your dragon costumes, hats, pictures, puppets, models and toys! 1 session just isnt longe enough! You have all worked so hard!
Today we are going to b thinking a little more about what our dragn would like to eat and we have another creative activity for you for later on. We hope you enjoy them.
Remember to send in your photos of all of the lovely things you have been doing!
Keep safe everyone!
We are looking forward to seeing our Sunrays children today- wearing either their dragon costumes or their dragon headbands! It was great to see Moonbeams children yesterday showing their puppets and other dragon related things!
We hope you enjoy today's activities. You are going to be designing your own dragons, printing dragon pictures and making your own dragon eyes!
Keep a look out for any dragon activity too. I hear the dragons are very near to school!
Have a great day everyone!
Welcome to Book Week!
This week is our last week of Home Learning and an extremely busy week. This week's theme links with our Book Day celebrations and is all about Dragons! We will be reading lots of dragon stories and making up our own stories! We are really looking forward to our Live Sessions and to seeing our Moonbeams and Sunrays dressed in their dragon costumes or wearing their headbands! We are looking forward to seeing your fantastic dragon puppets and watching them dance. I wonder if there has been any new sightings of the dragons this weekend! I look forward to finding out!
See you all soon!
We have not uploaded any videos to go with the overview plan today. There is so much excitement in school surrounding the dragon eggs and waiting for the dragons return, we would like you begin preparing for next weeks Live Sessions and to start making your dragon puppets instead. We hope you have a fun day and are looking forward to World Book Day on Thursday.
Have a relaxing weekend everyone!
Well done for completing another very busy week of home learning!
Good morning Sunrays and Moonbeams.
Today we are going to be continuing our work on the Hungry Caterpillar and we are going to be sequencing the story using some important language!
We also have a butterfly yoga session for you to try this afternoon.
Miss Guy has made her own video about the activity she has planned for World Book Day and for our Live Sessions on Monday and Tuesday next week. Have a look in the downloads section for this video and activity!
Have a great day everyone!
Here is the latest update about the dragons from Mrs Chetwyn! Can you see below, we have been asked to look more closely at the page about Sea Dragons in the book called Tell Me A Dragon by Jackie Morris and see what we can find out! She has also reminded us that we have a Dragon Dress-up day on Monday 1st March for Moonbeams children during our Live Session and on Tuesday 2nd March for Sunrays children! Wow! How exciting! I wonder what you will wear!
I think Miss Guy is also putting together another activity for you to complete and if you have finished it you could bring what you have made to the Live Session as well.
Good morning Sunrays and Moonbeams. I really enjoyed seeing so many of our Sunrays children yesterday during our Live Session.
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE SAID YOU HAVE SEEN OR HEARD THE DRAGON!
This is what we know so far!...
Some of you have "seen the dragon fly past" your windows.
Some of you have "heard it ROAR!"
Some of you think "it might be on it's way back to Oldfield Brow Primary School" very soon!
We all agreed the dragon is a "Mummy dragon as she has built a nest and laid her eggs in it".
We thought there "might also be a Daddy dragon somewhere near by!"
We now know that "the dragon is an ice-breathing dragon" with "orange" and "rainbow coloured", "shiny scales".
All the teachers are feeling much happier than before because you have told us that "the dragon is a friendly, kind dragon", "but when she gets cross she breathes out rocks" and "sometimes fire!"
"She catches the badies" though, not us! PHEW!
As we know she is an ice-breathing dragon, we agreed she must be responsible for "the ice and chilly weather" in our "frozen world!"
You also told me that this dragon is an "omnivore" and we must, first, try to "bait it with vegetables!"
We know she will "only eat raw meat and not cooked meat" so maybe we can try leaving meat out after we have tried the vegetables, or if the vegetables don't work. I'm quite sure the vegetables will do the trick!
Thank you for your detailled descriptions today children! You already know so much about her!
The children in Moonbeams and Sunrays, who are in school, will have to keep everyone at home updated. I believe, from today's Live Session, that one of the eggs may even have begun to crack! How exciting!
We hope you all enjoy today's activities and keep your eyes out for the dragon. Please let us know if you see her at any point, via email!
See you soon everyone!
Hello everyone! It was so lovely to see so many Moonbeams children on the Live Session yesterday. We are looking forward to seeing all of our Sunrays children later on today and talking about the dragon eggs that have appeared on our school field! Remember to watch the video in our downloads section! Where did they come from? What sort of dragon do you think might hatch from each egg? What will the dragon look like? What will the dragon be able to do? Also, we are really looking forward to finding out about some of the exciting things that you got up to over the holidays. We can't wait to hear your news!
Thank you to all of the grown-ups who have sent in the photographs of their child's work. It has been lovely to see your photographs of the Hungry Caterpillars you have made by ordering the days of the week and sequencing the food. Well done everyone!
Today we will be starting a food diary and making an egg box planter with Mrs Canham.
Have a great day.
See you all at 1:00pm! (same link as last half term).
Welcome back everyone! We hope you've had a good break and you are feeling refreshed and ready for this new half term.
We are beginning our new theme of FOOD, and we begin each new theme with a question. This half term's question is:
"What's for dinner?"
You may have noticed that the weekly overview is a little more detailed this half term. I hope the websites and added information is helpful to you all and the photos provide you with some additional activity suggestions and fun ideas to try whist we remain away from school. Please let us know if you have any questions.
We have lots of exciting things to look forward to over the next few weeks including Book Week!
I have also heard that there has been a very magical visitor to school over the holidays and I have heard that there is something wonderful resting on our school field! In school, there has been great excitement with the unexpected arrival of, what appear to be, dragon eggs in the school grounds! Everybody is talking about it! Where did they come from? What kind of dragon left them here? Might the dragon return?
How exciting everyone!
We are really looking forward to seeing Moonbeams children for our first Live Session at 1:00pm today. Make sure you've watched Mrs Chetwyn's video!
See you all soon.
Wow! it's Friday!
Today is our last day of Home Learning and the last day of this half term! Well done to everyone for your hard work, effort and commitment to each day of each week that we have been at home. I am extremely proud of all of you and I can't thank our Mums, Dads and Grandparents enough for their continued support.
Have a well earned rest over the holidays and we'll see each other again for some more home schooling on the 22nd Feb.
Keep safe and look after each other.
The Reception Team.
We have been very impressed with all of your lovely Valentines cards that you have made today! You have used lots of original ideas and designs and I am sure that the people receiving them will be thrilled to bits! Well done!
Today we are going to be learning about Chinese New Year and hearing the story of the Great Race. This year will be the year of the ox. Listen to the story about the Great Race and see if you can spot what place the ox held in the race.
Have a great day everyone!
Today we are going to be learning about Valentine's Day and we are going to be designing, making and writing our cards.
In the downloads box, you will find a Powepoint and PDF document explaining what Valentine's Day is and how it is celebrated and you will find two videos to watch about making and writing your cards. Who will you send your card to? Will you send it through the post or give it to someone in your house? Please let us know via our class email addresses. We hope you enjoy this activity and hope you can share lots of love and hugs with those people closest to you.
See you soon!
P.s. Fantastic pancake flipping yesterday, Sunrays!!! We were all very impressed! Well done!
A week from now, it is Pancake Day! Have you been practicing your pancake flippling? I hear Moonbeams were superb yesterday! I wonder how Sunrays will do with their frying pans today? Mrs O'Keefe is here to teach us how to make the perfect pancake, so be sure to watch her video and then have a go yourself! We hope you enjoy eating them too... perhaps you could even add your favourite toppings from the designs you made yesterday!
We have begun a recap of all of our Phase 3 phonics sounds this week, so dont worry if you haven't learnt all of them yet. We will be recapping and reteaching them all again in the coming weeks. This week we have begun with 'ai'. We will learn 'sh', 'ch' and 'th' this week also.
Keep sending in your photos and videos! We are so pleased to see all that you are achieving at home! Well done everyone!
There is a live lesson at 11.00am on BBC on Safer INternet Day if you feel it is appropriate for your child...
Welcome to another week of home learning. This is the last week of this half term and we have lots of fun activities planned. We will be reading a story about pancakes that includes lots of the characters you have already met this half term. We will be basing some of our other activities around two different celebrations; Valentines Day and Chinese New Year. Have a great week everyone and remember to send us your pictures and videos.
During the Google Meet session (today with Moonbeams children and tomorrow with our Sunrays children) we are hoping to have a bit of fun with frying pans and flipping 'pancakes'. If you are able to make pancakes in time for our session that would be amazing, either hot or cold, or we thought you may like to try flipping something different i.e. a paper plate, a plastic plate, a frisby, or even a teddy... we'd love to see how good your frying pan skills are! Lets have some fun! We are looking forward to seeing you all again!
The Reception Team.
We hope you have had a fun week this week and have enjoyed your activities. The Little Red Hen certainly worked hard and I know you have all been so busy both at school and at home. We have loved seeing all of the activities you have been up to this week. Well done everyone!
We are very grateful to all of the mums, dads and grandparents who have taken the time to email us each day and tell us about all of the activities you have been doing. We are tracking your child's engagement and progress on a weekly basis and we are thrilled with the number of children completing all of the activities set. Thank you for all of your support!
Look out for a link to Mr Merrell's assembly at 2:40pm again this week. There is an activity sheet attached in the downloads box.
We hope you all have a lovely weekend.
It's time to be creative today! Have a look at the videos and see what it is we would like you to do today. We hope you have fun!
If you would like to try something new with your child why not have a look at these useful websites
Have a great day everyone!
It was wonderful to see so many Sunray's children during our Google Meeting and I loved finding our about all the different things you like to do that make you happy! Tomorrow we are going to be getting creative as I know that lots of you enjoy painting and drawing pictures! I hope you enjoy this activity. Remember to send in your pictures and videos to our class emails. Mrs O'Keefe is here again today to talk to us about our feelings and show us how to give a compliment to someone. Have a look at our videos below.
Keep safe everyone!
“For all those finding it difficult: the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away” ...
Captain Sir Tom Moore 1920-2021
Hello everyone! It was lovely to see everyone yesterday during our Google Meeting! Mrs Canham and I were very impressed with all of the hobbies and fun things that the children in Moonbeams like to do for fun! We are looking forward to finging out what the children in Sunrays enjoy in today's Live Session too! (1:00-1:30pm approx)
You may have noticed that we have added some phonics videos into our video selection below. We hope these videos simplify and help our parents/grandparents to teach each of our Phase 3 sounds at home. We hope your child enjoys watching them too.
We hope you enjoy the yoga session today with Mr Hoppit the Hare! Keep sending in your photos.
Keep safe everyone.
Good morning everyone! I hope you have all had a good weekeknd! Welcome to a brand new week of home learning. This week we will be reading The Little Red Hen. We hope you enjoy the activities we have planned.
Remember: Tomorrow is Moonbeams Live Session and Tuesday is the Live Session for Sunrays (1:00-1:30pm approx)
We would like the children to tell their friends all about their hobbies and their favourite things to do. This week is Children's Mental Health Week and we wanted to focus our conversations around the things that we like doing and the things that make us happy. Please also look out for the list of Wellbeing Activities for each day in the downloads box.
We hope you all can make our live sessions.
Have a great week everyone!
It's Friday today! Look out for Mr Merrell's Assembly at 2:40pm this afternoon (via the email link).
We hope you have enjoyed this week's home learning. Thank you so much to all our wonderful mums, dads and grandparents who are supporting our youngest children at home with their home learning. We couldn't do any of these activities without your support and enthusiasm so please, have a well-earned rest this weekend and we'll see you all again on Monday! Well done everyone!
The Reception Team
Good morning everyone!
It's time to get creative today and have a rummage through your recycling bins. You will need a selection of junk to begin building with later in the day. We've also got a memory game for you to play. Can you beat your partner? Have a look at our videos and remember to send in your photos! Have fun everyone!
It was lovely to see so many of you yesterday on our Live Session! We are looking forward to seeing Moonbeams children again, next Monday.
Here is another interesting fact for you!
Did you know: The largest snowflake on record was 38cm wide!
Keep a look out Reception! You might just see one too!
Ask you grown up to show you how big 38cm actually is. It's BIG!!!!!
Good morning everyone! It was so lovely to see so many Moonbeams children yesterday! It was lovely to hear about some of the things you have been doing and see some of the things you had brought with you to show! We can't wait to see all of our Sunrays children later today! We hope you can all be there! We are so excitied!
(1:00 - 1:30 approx)
See you all later!
I hope you have all had a good weekend!
Welcome back to the start of another week. This week we will be reading the story of The Three Billy Goat's Gruff. We will be basing most of our activities this week around this story and we hope you enjoy the activities we have planned.
We look forward to seeing all your photograohs and hearing about how you have got on.
Keep safe everyone.
The Reception Team
DID YOUR KNOW:
At 9:21pm last night, it was the 21st minute of the 21st hour of the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century!
How did you spend this special moment?
We have a very messy, creative day planned for you today. Have a look at out download section and watch our videos! You will need to roll up your sleeves and grab your aprons! Enjoy yourselves!
What miserable, wet weather we are having at the moment. It makes getting outside and being active all the more difficult. Well done to those of you who have found new and interesting ways to excercise around your homes. It's snowing quite heavily just as I'm writing this, so I wonder what we will find outside in the morning! I hope you get some time within the day to be outside and get some fresh air, fingers crossed you'll all be able to send in some snowman pictures!
Keep safe everyone!
Good morning everyone!
I hope you are keeping well. We have been so pleased with all the photos and videos that you have been sending in to us! We are so impressed with how hard you are all working and how well you are doing, particularly with your writing and reading. If you haven't been able to send in any photos or emails yet, it's ok, but we look forward to hearing from you soon. Both Miss Guy and I really miss being with you all each day and we are really looking forward to seeing you again soon. Keep up your hard work and keep up your positive attitudes.
Well done everyone!
I was so pleased to hear all of your jokes over the weekend! They were very funny and made us all laugh. We are looking forward to sharing your jokes on the smart board with your friends in school. I know they will be thrilled to see you.
Mums and Dads - look out for more information coming soon about us all getting together (remotely of course). We have some exciting news soon to be shared!
Bye for now!
I hope you have all had a relaxing weekend. This week's learning is based around the story of The Enormous Watermelon.
We hope you enjoy the activites and videos and we can't wait to see what you get up to. Have a good week everyone, whether you are in school or at home.
It's been wonderful to see all of your photos and pictures of the work you have been doing at home. Everyone is working so hard!
We hope you have enjoyed using the pictures to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs in your own words today and we can't wait to hear your stories.
We have a few more activities planned for you whether you are in school or at home so keep sending in your pictures of all the lovely things you get up to and most importantly-have fun!
Keep safe everyone.
A few important things to note:
1. All information, including the work for home learning, is going to just be listed on one class page from now on- this page- rather than duplicating everything between both class pages. As you know we are one big EYFS Team and we want to try and keep things as simple and as easy to find as posssible!
2. You will now need to use the password that was sent via a text and enter it into the yellow password box in order to view the work for home learning.
3. We have a new, more efficient way of organising this section on our page:
The current day's work will be shown as normal in the 'Current' section.
4. Any previous work will still be available but will be in the 'Archived' section. This should keep things more simple when locating the work for home learning each day. Please read the weekly Overview first as this tell you what lessons are being provided each day.
If you have any trouble accessing any of the page, please let us know and we will try and help you as best as we can.
Well done everyone for all you have achieved so far! We are so impressed with everything we have seen and heard.
The Reception Team
Well done everyone for making such a fantastic start to your Home Learning activities. We have really enjoyed looking at the photographs of some of the activities you have been doing. We hope you have enjoyed watching our videos too.
Keep safe everyone.
I hope you are all well and you are feeling ok. We are so glad we got to see you all on Monday. Although most of us are going to be staying at home for the next few weeks and we will be learning at home instead, we will still be learning new and exciting things. Whether you are in school or at home, we will all be learning the same things. Miss Guy and I have made lots of videos today that we have uploaded in the 'Your Class' section below. You will need a specific password to access these resources so please remember to check your email for this. We hope you will enjoy watching our videos and seeing us. We are both really looking forward to seeing the work that you are able to do with your grown ups at home.
Your grown ups will be able to send i.e. photos/videos of the activities you complete to our class email addresses
...and we will let you know what we think of your work each week. I already know that you will do fantastically well and impress us all.
Your grown ups can either download activities from the class website and print them for you at home, or they can collect an envelope of activities from school on Wednesday morning. One of the Reception teachers will ring you each week and you can ask them questions or talk to them about how you are getting on.
Although we cannot be in the same room together like we normally would do, we are still all learning together and all the teachers are still here to help you when you need it. Keep smiling everyone, keep safe and we will see each other again soon.