Week beginning 13.7.20
Welcome to Starlings
Hello and welcome to my new Starlings class.
I have created a few activities for the children to do as part of their transition into Starlings.
Thank you to those families that have dropped off the transition activities from last week. I have really enjoyed looking through them and feel that I am getting to know these children already. It’s not too late to pop yours through the school letter box and please also pop anything from this week through too.
I have saved the activities as one document for you to print off easily and please remember that you can collect a copy from school.
For the introduction activity ‘All about me’ I have asked the children to complete sentence starters e.g. I enjoy …, I have …., I worry. I am more than happy for parents / other family members to scribe for the children if it makes it easier. If your child is not forthcoming with ideas you may need to prompt a next word e.g. I enjoy … eating … / watching … / going to … etc. or I worry … about / that etc. I’ve done a similar activity before and am always surprised by the range of responses so I will look forward to finding out what my new class share.
The other activities are explained on the sheets. Please feel that you can do them with your child / children or let them do them independently. I am expecting the majority to need help to get everything correct so am not going to worry if they do it independently and get some or most of it wrong. At this age the difference between what children can do on their own is vast and the expectation moving into year two is that this increases rapidly.
I hope you are all looking forward to starting a new year at Redland. I will do my absolute best to make it a smooth and relaxing start back to school. It will seem strange for adults and children alike with children all sitting facing the front (if the current guidance continues) but my experience of teaching FS2 groups over the last six weeks (in what are particularly unusual conditions for such young children) gives me certainty that everything in September will be fine.
I hope to have a full class of 30 on September 2nd. Before then I wish you all a safe, healthy and enjoyable summer break.