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Welcome to Stoford Class

 

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Welcome to Stoford class! We are Reception.

Our class teacher is Mrs Sherrin and our class teaching assistants are Miss Richards and Mrs Farmer

 

 

 

Stoford class page has material to support your child’s learning while school is closed and lots of ideas to keep them busy. We will do our best to provide feedback at least once a week on anything that they are able to do. However, please put your child’s needs first. If you or your child are finding it difficult to manage, just do what you can, when you can. 

Home Learning Record

Stoford Newsletter 20.3.20

Reading links 

Writing activities 

                                           Useful website links for Phonics 

Useful links for maths 

Physical activities 

                                                         Open ended topic 

Don't worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don't worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou:)

Singin: don't worry bout a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don't worry (dont worry) bout a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, this is my message to you-ou-ou:

Singin: don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. don't worry!
Singin: don't worry about a thing - I won't worry!
Cause every little thing gonna be all right.

Singin: don't worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right - I won't worry!
Singin: don't worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don't worry about a thing, oh no!
Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Keeping Active

 

Physical activity and exercise can improve our health, make us feel better, give us more energy and it reduces the risk of developing several diseases like diabetes and heart disease. In this time of increasing restrictions on our movement with Coronavirus, it is still crucial we are active for 60 minutes a day. Being active also releases natural endorphines that make us feel much happier. It also tires the children out and some peace and quiet may ensue (not guaranteed!). 

 

There are many ways we can keep fit at home with no equipment. You Tube has a plethora of content - obviously, please supervise the children while they are using this platform. These are some of my favourites and the children (and you) can literally just follow them - click, play, workout, happy days. 

 

Sallys - awesome strength workouts. There are Sallys for squats - the easiest, stomach/core which is harder and if any of you can complete Sally arms, you get a gold medal! 

Sally squats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bql6sIU2A7k

Sally core: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9cnrvL4Apc&t=18s

Sally arms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41N6bKO-NVI

 

Moovlee - there are so many workouts - yoga, meditation and active workouts. Here are a couple of good ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i0tUVNHfLA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toi50kBcLM8

 

Joe Wicks the Body Coach. Joe Wicks is brilliant - he has hundreds of workouts on his YouTube channel specifically for children, but also tons for adults to do too. It is important that children do the children's work outs as they are specifically designed for their growing bodies. All of the workouts need little space and no equipment and are really easy to follow. 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga. I use these a lot in school and the children love them. There are lots to choose from and they too have their own YouTube channel. 

 

Government advice is to still be active and even if self isolating, it is important to go out, but keep away from others. This means a walk, a run, a cycle or scoot is an option, but no close contact with anyone. 

 

Home Circuits - this is a really fun way to keep fit - design your circuit, set up your timer, get some music on and off you go! Here is one that I do at home: star jumps, press ups, sit ups, sprint on the spot, tricep dips (I use the edge of the sofa), lie on back and do leg raises, jumping squats, plank, punches (stand with legs apart and punch forward with alternate arms as hard as you can), squat with alternate knee raise, punch up in the air (straight up above your head) with alternate arms, crunches. 

You decide on the work/rest balance. Start with 30 seconds work and 30 seconds rest between each exercise, then try 35 seconds work with 25 seconds rest and aim for 40 seconds work and 20 seconds of rest. I write the exercises out on bits of paper so I can re-use them. Enjoy!

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Spring 2020

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Phonics

We are really enjoying learning our letter sounds in phonics. We are learning a new sound every day and are practicing reading 3 sounds together to read a word. We have been building these with magnetic letters and reading them with our partner. 

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The children really love learning their sounds and get quite excited at the prospect of a new one each day! It will really benefit your child's learning if you practice reading these sounds every day. We will soon start reading green words in our phonics sessions once we are a little better at blending (putting all the sounds together to say the whole word). 

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Welcome to the Stoford class page. We have begun an exciting journey of learning in our first year at West Buckland. The children are coming into school more and more settled which is great. They are growing in confidence and are learning to play together and co-operate kindly.
Please visit your child's class page regularly while the school is closed for information to support their learning at home.
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