Collins Big Cat ebook libraries

 

Dear Parents and carers,

 

As a school we have subscribed to Collins Big Cat ebooks.  This gives teachers access to over 1000 reading books online, including 256 fully decodable phonics ebook readers aligned to Letters and Sounds, our phonics programme.

 

Your child’s teacher will assign them access to books at an appropriate reading level. Linked to each book there are resources and ideas to encourage comprehension skills for home-learning activities.  Some of the books can be quizzed on Accelerated Reader and a list will be available in KS2 classrooms for children to check against.

 

Please click here on the parent’s guide    to find out how to access your child’s account at home.

 

Please note the Collins eBooks app is available for iOS from the App Store and for android devices on the Google Play Store. The app is free to download, and you can log in using the same details. 

When using the app, you can download books to your device, after which you can then access them without needing to be connected to the internet. 

If you have any problems please ask class teachers or email [email protected] and they will forward the email to me.

 

Mrs Jackson

English Lead

No Nuts Please…

A polite notice to all parents and carers to not send your child into nursery with any nut based foods. This includes peanut butter and chocolate bars containing nuts. We have several children who are severely allergic to nuts.

Many thanks for your understanding.

The EYFS Team

Top 10 Tips for parents

Amid the Covid 19 pandemic, supporting the wellbeing of our children has never been so important.  Here is a link to  ’10 Top Tips Parent Resource’ which you can access at your leisure. It offers advice and tips to support your  child/ren’s mental health and promote their wellbeing.

The resource is available as a document and short video presentation.

The link to both resources is https://ssscpd.co.uk/education/parentsandguardians/child-mental-health-10-tips-for-parents

I hope you find this useful and if you need any support please remember we are here for you in this still uncertain time

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Awesome Starry Night Artwork

Class 7 continue to amaze me with the fantastic work they are doing linked to our mini-expedition, Sun, Moon and Stars. Today they critiqued the famous Vincent Van Gogh painting, Starry Night and, I’m sure you will agree, produced a wonderful interpretation of it to be displayed in our class.

Take a look at the images of their work in progress and the finished piece below…

Well done to today’s Learning Legend Lilly, who has been a Motivated Mo asking and answering some really tricky questions.

Great job Angel!

Keep it up!

#Light up the sky!

Let’s light up the sky for loved ones lost , those alone because of illness and the for the key workers caring for them at this sad time. It is because of these people we need to show solidarity against Coronavirus! Let’s show sympathy , support, compassion and empathy and pay tribute to these wonderful people.

To get involved simply get creative and make a star: as big, shiny and as glittery as you wish and put it up in your windows. Let us then bring each star to life and pay our tributes by shining a light from a window or door whilst having a minutes silence on Monday 20th April at 9pm, and commemorate the lives and people affected by coronavirus.

Any photos of stars made received by 9am Saturday morning to the [email protected] address will be included in a GT video that will be shared across our social media channels.

Draw a picture of a bright shiny star, put it in your window so it can be seen from afar

Take a picture of your amazing creation, then post on media to show the nation

To bring your start alive at night, let’s all come together and fully unite

Shine a light from a window or a door at your house, pause silent for a minute, as quiet as a mouse

Shine your light bright across the street where you live, show those who are suffering the love that you give

For the lives we have lost or will never be the same, let them not be a number for each one of them has a name

 

 

We will be celebrating World Book Day

There will be a variety of activities linked to reading during the week beginning the 2nd March.  Our annual dress up day linked to book characters will be on Thursday 5th March.  Watch out next week for more information on our forthcoming book fair and the activities we have planned at the start of March!