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F1

Welcome to F1!

Mrs Anscombe & Miss Jones  (Class Teachers),

Mrs Farage, Mrs Cook, Miss Rose & Mrs Langford.

lanscombe@arnoldmill.notts.sch.uk

tjones@arnoldmill.notts.sch.uk

School Closure

Use the link below to access some online activities you can do with your child at home.

Keep the pictures and emails coming through, we are really enjoying seeing what you have all been up to. I have even received a lovely picture delivered to school by the post man from Amelie.

Bertie has also sent me a joke that i'd like to share with you all...

 

"Why did Peter Rabbit take toilet paper to the party?"

"Because he was a party popper" Ha Haaaa

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Please feel free to email us with your child's learning from home photos, letters and updates. If we are not in school, we are working from home and would love to hear from the children. If you are able to email us with photos, would it be possible to show these on the website and give your consent to do so? As it would be lovely, to share what we have all been up to.

 

 Take care during this difficult time and we look forward to returning to school as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

Miss Jones & Mrs Anscombe

 

We have had fab start to the spring term.  We have learned about the planets and we know some of their names. We enjoyed the showing the rest of the school what we had been learning during a Friday assembly. We have been looking at the signs of spring and talking about flowers, trees and animals.

We are now learning about our world and discussing hot and cold countries.

Thank you for your continued support and we welcome you to come and chat to us, anytime, if you need to. 

Please take a look at some of the things we have been getting up to so far... 

 

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to a great spring term with lots planned. We welcome a new cohort of children too this term, which we hope will settle in just fine. 

This term our topics will be:

Space (until February half term)

(Travelling around space, learning about the planets and land on earth) 

 Seasonal (all term)

(Chinese New Year and Shrove Tuesday, Life cycle of a frog growing and gardening, signs of spring, Ramadan and Easter)

Our Wonderful World (after February half term)

(finding out about different parts of the world/countries)

 

Some books we will be reading are; Whatever Next, Way Back Home, The Runaway Pancake, non-fiction books about spring, Hello Mr World, Aliens Love Underpants, Roaring Rockets, Jaspers Beanstalk, Easter story books - Easter egg hunts.

If you have any books around the topics we are learning, fiction or non-fiction then we would love to share them with the children.

The children will also be concentrating on those key skills which incorporate their fine and gross motor skills and everyday there will be a maths and phonics focus. 

 

After half term, we will also be taking part in World Book Day and Science Week. 

 

Speech, Language and Communication

Please use these online resources to increase your awareness of SLC development:

Information from Language for Life website

Online Progress Tracker for Parents

Helpful Reminders...

 

Reading Books...

Children have the opportunity to borrow books from our F1 class library on a weekly basis. Please remember to return the books every Monday so that we can change it for a new one. Unfortunately if books are not returned, we can not reissue a new one to your child until it comes back to school.

 

Drink Bottles...

Children have milk daily in F1, providing that parents and carers have signed up for this. Children are encouraged to bring a clean bottle of water to school daily and to take this home at the end of each session.

 

Also please make sure the bottle is clearly labelled with your child's name to avoid this being lost or taken home in error. 

 

PE...

 

All the children have PE on Wednesdays.The 30 hour children will do PE and Yoga.

 

Please make sure your child wears suitable clothing such as joggers, shorts or trousers and tops that can’t catch on apparatus or when rolling on the floor. Also we encourage children to be independent, so please can they wear 'Velcro' or 'slip-on' shoes. Open-toe shoes must NOT be worn to avoid any potential accidents.

 

Also please make sure all jewellery is removed or earrings covered with a plaster.

 

Stay Safe on the Internet

 

Before your child has access to the internet please take a look at these rules about how to stay safe. During their time in F1, your child will meet Smartie the Penguin who will teach about how to use the internet safely. Click on this link to read Smarite's book. http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/teachers/ks1/readsmartie.aspx

 

  

 

 

Online Safety

 

We are aware that during these big life changes, with children spending their time at home, they may be accessing the internet more frequently than before; through internet searches, games and apps. Whilst this can be safe, if age-appropriate and overseen/approved by an adult, we want to ensure everyone remains safe, and so have put together some advice and resources to follow and explore.

 

8 steps to keep your child safe online this month

 

1. Explore together: Ask your child to show you their favourite websites and apps and what they do on them. Listen, show interest and encourage them to teach you the basics of the site or app.

 

2. Chat little and often about online safety: If you’re introducing them to new learning websites and apps while school is closed, take the opportunity to talk to them about how to stay safe on these services and in general. Ask if anything ever worries them while they’re online. Make sure they know that if they ever feel worried, they can get help by talking to you or another adult they trust.

 

3. Help your child identify trusted adults who can help them if they are worried: This includes you and other adults at home, as well as adults from wider family, school or other support services who they are able to contact at this time. Encourage them to draw a picture or write a list of their trusted adults.

 

4. Be non-judgemental: Explain that you would never blame them for anything that might happen online, and you will always give them calm, loving support.

 

5. Supervise their online activity: Keep the devices your child uses in communal areas of the house such as in the living room or kitchen where an adult is able to supervise. Children of this age should not access the internet unsupervised in private spaces, such as alone in a bedroom or bathroom.

 

6. Talk about how their online actions affect others: If your child is engaging with others online, remind them to consider how someone else might feel before they post or share something. If they are considering sharing a photo/video of somebody else, they should always ask permission first.

 

7. Use ‘SafeSearch’: Most web search engines will have a ‘SafeSearch’ function, which will allow you to limit the content your child can access whilst online. Look out for the ‘Settings’ button on your web browser homepage, which is often shaped like a small cog.

 

8. Parental controls: Use the parental controls available on your home broadband and all internet enabled devices in your home. You can find out more about how to use parental controls by visiting your broadband provider’s website.

 

For more information on how to keep your child safe online, please click on the following link for age-appropriate resources: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets

 

Look at some of the fabulous things we got up to last term...

Attention All Parents and Carers! You are invited....

smiley Autumn Term 2019 smiley

 

Welcome to F1! A warm welcome back to our returning children and our new cohort that are joining us for the first time.... We have an exciting term ahead! We will be starting the term by settling the children into our nursery through our topics which will be 'All about me,' 'Seasonal changes' and our 'favourite stories' We will be talking about our families, and to help with this we ask that you provide us with a family photograph so that we can hang it on our tree at school. You can bring this in or email it to us using our emails on the F1 page.

 

We will be practising our fine motor skills, through 'Funky Fingers' sessions and through our day to day activities, including paintings and drawings. 

 

We will be reading lots of books, including 'The Gingerbread Man,' books about our families, Books about autumn and after half term books about celebrations.We will be practising how to retell stories through our play. You may even hear us retelling stories at home!

 

WHAT AN EXCITING TERM WE HAVE IN STORE...

 

Please see the Termly Overview for more information...

Autumn Termly Overview

 

Here are some pictures of some of the activities we do in F1.

Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your teacher know! 

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!