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Thursday 16th July

Happy last day in Reception Moonstone Class,


It's your last day in Reception. When you come back to school in September you will be Diamond Class! I hope you have a lovely day today and enjoy your home learning. 


Each of you should be so proud of yourselves, you have all grown so much. I have really enjoyed teaching you this year and Miss King and I will miss you very much. Well done, have a lovely summer holiday and I can't wait to see you in September across the hall! 


See you later Alligators!

Miss Sampson and Miss King smiley



Wednesday 15th July

Happy Wednesday Moonstone Class,


How was your day yesterday? I hope you enjoyed yourself and were able to do some of our home learning! Yesterday at school, we enjoyed making shape pictures. First, we looked at some shape pictures by artists, there were so many shapes! Then, we printed shapes to make our own shape paintings. There were some very creative pictures. 


What have you been getting up to at home? Maybe you can share with us on the class blog! 


See you later Alligators! 

Miss Sampson and Miss King smiley


Tuesday 14th July

Happy Tuesday Moonstone Class,


Yesterday at school, we had great fun going on a subitising hunt to the field! We found lots of sets of things including 2 leaves, 6 sticks and even 1 centipede! 


Have you got stuck into your home learning this week? What is your favourite memory from Reception? Some of ours were the pyjama day, world book day, making sandwiches, the Christmas party and our Virtual Sports day. Why not share you favourite memory on our class blog, especially if you have a different favourite memory!  


See you later Alligators!

Miss Sampson and Miss King smiley


Monday 13th July

Happy Monday Moonstone Class,


Did you enjoy the sunny weather this weekend? I had a bbq, it was very yummy!


Can you believe it has been almost a year since your first day at School? This week, there are a few transition documents that you might like to complete to help you say goodbye to Reception. But don't worry, you will see all of your friends when you go to Year 1 in September!  In English, we would like you to think about and draw and write about your favourite memory in Reception. It's hard to choose my favourite, there were so many good memories! For Maths, we have some fun activities for you to complete. Don't forget your daily Phonics lesson! 


See you later Alligators! 

Miss Sampson and Miss King smiley



We know it is very hard to fit home learning in each day, particularly if adults at home are also working. Feel free to do your home learning whenever you can. We recommend that children spend 15 mins on each English/Maths/Phonics and Provision activities every day. But it is important to take breaks in between each activity.


We also recommend at least 10 mins of reading practise each day. (I know this is hard as you haven't got any new books, but if you go on the Oxford Owl or Collins website hopefully you can find some that you like. Link is in the useful website document below.)  


Don't forget to keep exercising, that could be Joe Wicks or running in the garden! 

If your child is feeling stressed or worried- 

It's normal to feel worried at times, but if your child can't stop feeling worried or if it's stopping them from enjoying their day then it is important to support them to deal with their emotions. 


In class, we have taught that children that when they can't calm themselves down they should take a deep breath, they have learnt to do both rainbow breaths and bunny breaths. If you are not sure what they are, ask your child and they will show you! 


If your child still feels stressed visit Childline ( On this website, you will find resources, games and videos to help your child manage stress and worry.  

You could also visit GoNoodle, under the category section, SEL and Mindfulness, Manage Stress there are several videos to help your child calm down when in crisis. I recommend Let's Unwind and Melting. 


Things to remember

Children often feel worried or stressed when things are uncertain, that is why it is important to build routines and structure throughout the day to create certainty for them. Daily exercise and going outside are important to support wellbeing. 


Try to limit your child's exposure to the news but keep them informed at their age-appropriate level (see links below for how to have age-appropriate conversations), if they hear something and do not understand it, it could make them more worried. An important message for young children to hear is that adults will keep them safe. 

It is also important to look for the positives, talk about all of the people who are helping to stop Coronavirus including; Healthcare workers, Supermarket staff, Pharmacies, the Police and researchers who are trying to find a cure. 


Places to call or visit if you or your child needs extra support: 

Childline: 0800 1111 (Calls are free)


Young Minds: This website is mainly for older children but it does have tips for how to support your child during Coronavirus. 


Unicef have advice for how to talk to children in an age-appropriate way


PACEY- An organisation mainly aimed at childcare and settings however there is a link to an explanation of Coronavirus that we used at school and a video suitable for young children.