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Reception planning w/b 1st February 2021

Hi there, Hope you are all well! 

As always, both versions of our PowerPoint are below.

This week is Children's Mental Health Week, so that will be our focus. 

The theme is dress to express yourself, so we will be encouraging children to do just that!

Children can wear whatever they would like to for zoom this week, as usual, but we would like them to dress in bright colours or fancy dress if they'd like to - in order to celebrate the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week this year which is express yourself. 



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The assembly is 25 minutes long. For younger children, you may wish to pause and discuss the themes to break up the length. Here are some suggested discussion points and things to try at home or in class:

  1. 08:04: How do you like to express yourself creatively? How does it make you feel?
  2. 09:24: If you could design your own hat (or other item of clothing) to express yourself, what would it be like and why?
  3. 16:08: Why not have a go at your own Draw your Feelings activity? 
  4. 19:41: If you had magical powers, what spell would you cast for Children’s Mental Health Week?(From Place 2 be's mental health week website.) 

 Files work best on a desktop computer or laptop but still work on mobile devices. There is a Free PowerPoint app available on both apple and android devices. 

There will be zoom meeting at the beginning of each day as usual, so that we can check in.

This week's zooms are based on English.

The meeting i.d.s will be added each week here and the password will be shared on evidence me.  We are hoping to try a recurring meeting i.d. this week to make things easier. 

 Mr P. is hoping to join us on Wednesday again this week.  We will all be together -  as we are all together there will be a special password for that meeting which will be on evidence me. 

Zoom  Green Class Red Class
    852 3957 0571        868 0710 4460    
   Music with Mr P - Weds   816 5084 1939

To join us, please open zoom and add the meeting i.d.

For most zooms, each class has their own recurring password, which you can find on evidence me. This is to add an extra layer of security to our calls.

Mr P's Music zoom has it's own password, which has also been shared on evidence me. 

Green Class Check ins will be at 9:00, and Red Class will be at 9:30

on Mon, Tues, Thursday and Friday. 

Mr P's Music is at 9:30 on Wednesday for everyone. 

Zooms will not be long, but just a fun way to start each day together.  If you can open your Powerpoint  before the zoom each day, it will give you an idea of that day's theme. 

As time goes on, the format may change, but we will keep you informed.  Please bear with us as we get used to this new way of keeping in touch!

Please go through the Powerpoint with your child during the day so that the children have the same experiences as much as possible. When you open the file it will ask you to enable content, please do this so that videos can be watched straight on the powerpoint. If at any point, these don't work for you, there are independent links to all resources below the iframe. 

There are at least 3 hours of adult planned activities each day, not including lunchtime. We would ask you to also give children some free play time - which is vital at this age.

If you need them, additional ideas for free play can be found at the end of the Powerpoint and additionally on our Reception Pinterest pages, here.

Printables are available on our website for some activities, should you wish to use them, but most activities are planned so that they can be done with resources from your home.

If in doubt, making your own books is always a good idea! It's great for extending writing too.  Here are some ways to make one...

PE activities are at the end of the Powerpoint, so that they can be done when most convenient for you.

Teach your Monster to Read is an excellent free online resource for reading skills...

Also Oxford Owl provide some online reading materials 

Pink level eBooks 

Red Level eBooks 

Books for age 4-5

(Both these sites require you to register, but they are free.)

Thank you so much for all your photos and videos on  Evidence me, we love them, so please do continue to send us as much as you can.  You can put more than one photo on an observation so that it lessens the amount of separate observations you need to set up, if it helps. 

Take care,

Your Reception Team

There seems to be a broken link on our powerpoint for Place2be. Here it is.