Tapestry has added some new features and one of these is the ability to post activities for the children. We are going to use this feature on Tapestry instead of a Google Classroom to create assignments for the children in the Early Years.
This week, we have posted activities on Tapestry for the children in both Willow Class and Acorn Class related to the story, Flotsam, by David Weisner.
The activities can be viewed when logging into Tapestry on a web browser, such as Google Chrome or Safari. The activities cannot be viewed when using the mobile app. A video with instructions for how to do this can be found below.
We are really looking forward to getting to know your children and to hearing all about your experiences based on this beautiful book.
If you do not yet have access to Tapestry, please make sure to return the permission to use Tapestry form to the office. If you are having trouble logging in to Tapestry, please let us know so we can help get you up and running!
Mrs. Bennett, Ms. Jaeger, Mrs. Jenkinson & Mrs. Collins
Welcome to Willow Class!
The willow tree symbolises balance, learning, growth and harmony.
Teachers: Ms. Jaeger and Mrs. Jenkinson
TAs: Mrs. Mundy, Mrs. Moss, Mrs. Sayers
Our topic this term is 'Plants'.
This is part of our whole-school curriculum topic
'Living and Growing.'
Our big question is:
What do plants need to grow?
For more information about what we are learning, please download the curriculum outline below.
There is also information about how you can support your child 's learning at home and about teaching and learning in the Early Years classes. Just click on the 'W' of the document you would like to see.
We need your help!
Forest School for Willow Class
Ms. Jaeger has been given the time to provide Forest School to Willow Class on Thursday afternoons. We would like to begin these sessions now, in Autumn Term 2. We will be using the on-school site next to the football pitch. Please see the letter in our 'important documents' above for more information. To make this experience even more enriching, enlightening and fun for the children, we need lots of parent/carer volunteers to join us. If you can support Willow Class at forest school on Thursday afternoons (1:15 to 3:15) for one or more sessions, please get in touch with Ms. Jaeger. In addition, if you have any wood products that you can donate (such as planks, logs) we would gratefully receive them. Please get in touch with the school office if you can support us. Thank you!
Parent/ Carer Helpers
The school always welcomes your help as a volunteer. If you have any spare time and would like to come in and work with the children and staff, we would love to see you. Some of the things you might be doing include, reading with a small group of children, doing art activities, gardening with the children or playing games. It is a great opportunity for you to see how the school works and what the children are learning.
We need your junk!
We can always use clean recyclables for our creative area modelling. In particular, things such as cereal boxes, yogurt pots, any size of cardboard boxes, milk bottle tops, plastic tubs and forms, any interesting packaging that you find your food packed in or in your post may spark the imagination of a Willow Class pupil, so bring it in if you can! We can't keep up with the creativity of this bunch of engineers.
Useful websites for parents and children!