World Hearing Day – 3rd March 2021

Did you know that on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 it is World Hearing Day? The charity Signal is based here in Shropshire, but the work they do supports people who are Deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus across the World.

Signal wondered if our school children would be up for a World Hearing Day challenge!

They would love it if you could hold a sponsored 1-hour silence on the 3rd March to raise money for Signal and awareness for the work we do helping to support the Deaf.

Since 2013 Signal has directly supported over 94,000 people (42,784 people internationally and 51,250 people in UK). In the last year, they have supported 1992 children with disabilities to access education and trained 734 teachers to provide an inclusive learning environment.

I’m sure many parents will relish an hour’s peace (!) but they hope the experience will give children an understanding of what hearing loss or deafness might be like. Signal will also be sharing videos online with some basic sign language, so the children will be able to ask you ‘how much longer?’ or ‘can I have a snack?’!

The hour can be at any time to suit your schedule.

This will be a great way to expand their experiences, learn something new and raise a few pounds for a good cause.

All they need to do it download the attached sponsorship form.

Thank you for your support!

sponsorship-form-signal

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/worldhearingday

 

 

 

 

NSPCC – Assembly Tuesday 23rd February

Please find attached the link to Speak out Stay safe virtual assembly which is being held on Facebook, at 10am on Tuesday 23rd February.   There will be special celebrity appearances from Ant and Dec and David Walliams, the assembly will help children understand the importance of talking about their worries, and how Childline can support them, it will be a fun yet really informative opportunity for schools and parents home schooling alike.

https://fb.watch/3KcZM3-bEO/

Snow Leopards

Hello Snow Leopards.
Hope you are all well and keeping busy!

I have, again gathered together some resources/activities that may keep you busy during these unusual times.

The Wright Way Group have started exercise sessions that will encourage our little Snow Leopards to get up and active! This clip is one of our nursery favourites…The Gruffalo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv2hqr5nHIE&feature=youtu.be
Be sure to check out their YouTube page for more fun active stories sessions!

Name Recognition Activity Mat
This worksheet is for you to edit to help your children form the letters in their name. Laminating this sheet is a good option as then it is reusable.

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This homemade playdough recipe is perfect to keep the children entertained! The link below the recipe are activity mats – again these would work well laminated.

Winter Maths Challenge Cards

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37
These are very popular games in nursery, brilliant for counting and number recognition.

Also remember our set 1 sounds for phonics and the short e-Book stories. All the information and guidance can be found using the link below
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/help-child-learn-age-3-4/

If you have any questions or need any more ideas, activities or stationary please do not hesitate to ask and I will do my best to assist you.

Lastly, remember to send us photos and updates on Dojo, we loved to see them!

Take care,
Jodie

Panda Class Home Learning Friday 29th January

Hi Pandas!  Happy Friday…

Thank you so much for your wonderful work and great effort you put into it.  I realise how hard it is to maintain enthusiasm, but you are doing a great job!

Today we will focus on catching up and trying some other activities.  Like last Friday, we can do lots of lovely Friday things…

Try this activity,

Take It Outside Winter Stem Tree Bark Rubbing Activity

Play is very important to a child’s development, it is an integral part of a child’s Early Years Foundation Stage and supports their learning too. Young children can develop many skills through the power of play. They may develop their language skills, emotions, creativity and social skills. Play helps to nurture imagination and give a child a sense of adventure. Through this, they can learn essential skills such as problem solving, working with others, sharing and much more.

https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-for-children-kids-activities/ This link is to Positive Psychology – and has lots of games and tips to reduce stress and focus on positive thinking.

Have a really lovely weekend, and if you have any concerns or just want to share something, let me know.

Best wishes

Mandy Turner