We love reading at home and at school. Have a look at our reading photos above.
Mrs Hedge says, "I love reading, I really enjoy non fiction where I can get lost in the story and feel like I am living it with the characters. I have been known to laugh and cry out loud when I’m engrossed in a good book! My picture is of me reading about my other passion, Rotherham United. During lockdown, we haven’t been able to get to matches which is where I read the programme at half time. Now the season is underway and we can watch matches online, we can also order match programmes which is what I have done!"
Mrs Dodd says, "Sofia and l love sharing stories while having cuddles . At the moment we like Minnie Mouse but we also love Peppa Pig books too."
Mrs Bartley says, ' I like to read when I am on my own as it is quiet or in the evening after tea. I read a lot of biographies. The one I am reading at the moment is about Jenson Button - he is a former formula 1 driver."
Mrs Allen says, "We love cuddling up in the rocking chair for bedtime stories. 'I love you Blue Kangaroo' is perfect for this time of the day and is one of my favourites. Reuben loves dinosaur books the best and I have to try really hard to say the dinosaur names correctly! I'm finding out lots of dinosaur facts from our non-fiction books.'
At the moment, we can't send reading books home. This is such a shame because reading together, at home and at school, can really foster a lifelong love of books. To solve this problem, we have organised for children to have access to many online reading books through the Oxford Owl website. You will receive your log in, and a bit more information, by letter. Please let us know how your child is getting on by sending us updates via 'Evidence Me'.
Here is a new home learning pack with lots of lovely activities for you to enjoy with your grown ups, just in case you have to self-isolate over the next few weeks.
Please remember we are only an email or phone call away and we will be checking our emails regularly to make sure we get back to you as soon as possible.
We are sending you big smiles, remember you are all amazing and doing so well with our rules and routines which are changing all the time to keep you safe.
We are incredibly proud of you all!
Hello Ash Class
As we aren't going to be together for a little while, we have been putting together some work for you to do at home with your grown ups. Below is a menu with some activities based around 'houses and homes' as you all enjoyed the story 'A Squash and a Squeeze' last week.
There are also some tasks set for you on Purple Mash. For children new to our school, your grown ups have been sent your login details for Purple Mash, children who came to our nursery already have login information. If you have forgotten these details you can contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org and your email will be forwarded on to us.
If you have any questions about your learning you can then email us through Purple Mash and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
You can also record your learning through EvidenceMe. Details of this online learning journey and how to use it are on the EvidenceMe page under the Children tab.
We love to see what you are up to and look forward to seeing your work. We will miss you all and look forward to seeing you after half term.
Keep safe and keep smiling everyone.
Mrs Hedge, Mrs Allen, Mrs Dodd and Mrs Bartley
My name is Mrs Hedge and I teach in Ash class on a Monday and Tuesday. I am in school all week because I am also an Assistant Head Teacher and SENCO. That means I look after lots of children right across school.
I have worked at Kirkby Avenue for a very long time and have taught lots of boys and girls who are now grown-ups! That makes me feel very old!
I have two grown up boys of my own too, we love football and really enjoy going to matches.
I love stories too and look forward to sharing lots of your favourites with you.
We think very carefully about learning and how to make it fun for you so you will enjoy coming to school.
See you soon and we will all have fun learning together.
My name is Mrs Allen and I am the teacher in Ash Class on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I have worked at Kirkby Avenue for a very long time - my first ever class here will be taking their GCSEs this year!
At home, I have got a little dog called Ted and a 2 year old boy. That means that I have seen every episode of Peppa Pig many times, so I'll be able to talk to you about all of the characters! Maybe you can tell me about other TV shows that my little boy will like!
My favourite story is 'Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy'. Come and tell me about your favourite stories.
Hi Everybody, hope you're all well.
My name is Mrs Dodd. I work in Ash Class as a LSA and I'm also a dinner lady at lunchtime. I have worked at Kirkby Avenue Primary School for over 20 years . I have three children who are called Reece ,Zak and Ethan and all went to Kirkby Avenue Primary School. This year, I became a nannie and love spending time and having cuddles with my baby granddaughter. I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon and can't wait to get to know you more and maybe share some stories together (my favourite is 'Room on the Broom').
Hello Ash Class
We have missed you all so much!
We are all really excited to see your smiley faces back in school and have loved seeing your wonderful work on Purple Mash and EvidenceMe.
We have been working hard to make sure school is safe and have planned lots of fun activities to help you settle back in to class.
Our classroom looks very different but please don't worry, we will talk to all about how things will work. There are some photos below so you can see what we have done.
If you came in to reconnection days before the holiday you will remember your special packs. We will still be using these so we can have lots more fun with bubbles and putty and more messy things!
We have planned lots of activities around 'The Rainbow Fish' book and we would like to build up a lovely display in class to share your work.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Here is a Home Learning menu to keep you busy until your group starts back in school.
There will also be some 2do tasks on Purple Mash for you.
We miss you so much! We hope that you are all happy and busy at home.
If you have been doing something special at home and you would like to 'Show and Tell', email a photograph and message, using Purple Mash. Then we can display them here, on our class page, for all to see!
Isaac has drawn a picture of his house. It has five windows!
Our P.E day is Tuesday.
PE kits should be in school all week in case there is a swap or an extra session.
We have a new homework menu for this half term. Complete one activity each week and return your books every Tuesday.
Please read at home as often as possible. Children get better at reading by practising lots.
We do give rewards for regular reading.
3 reads = 1 team point
4 reads = 2 team points
5 reads = 3 team points and a PRIZE
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