Take a sneak peek at what we’ve been getting up to as we get to know our classroom, teachers and new friends.
It has been so lovely to meet you all this week and we can’t wait to welcome you in to school next week for your transition days!
As promised here is a little video tour of the classroom and the different areas that you can play in… it was a bit rainy when filming so we didn’t do outside and we want you to see it looking its best so you can have a look around outside when you come next week!
We are really looking forward to seeing you and your families and read all about you on your ‘All About Me’ sheets.
See you next week,
Miss Coupe, Mrs Llewellyn and Mrs Simpson xxx
Here are activity packs for over the Summer Holidays.
(You might already have a paper copy of this, which your child will have brought home with their work books.)
Here is a pack of activities you might find helpful over the summer break. We know that for some families, home learning has been helpful to give the day some structure and routine while parents work from home. Also, we want children to know that, even though it is the summer holidays, we are still thinking about them and want them to know they are still part of the Totley Primary School community.
The first part of the pack is maths and English worksheets with answers. This could help keep children’s knowledge and skills fresh for September. However, there is no expectation that children must complete them and your child will not be ‘behind’ if they don’t. Feedback from some families has shown us how home learning like this has helped give structure and focus, as well as a sense of achievement for their children. If you feel this is the right thing for your child, then the resources are there to help.
The second part of the pack is to help continue the sense of community over the summer holiday. Firstly, as a school, we are aiming to read 1,000 books! Please Tweet or email photos either of your child holding each book they read over the summer, or a photo of the cover of the book. We will keep track of how many books have been read and celebrate our achievement in September. To reach our target (or even smash it!), we need everyone to do their part by reading and sharing what they read. Also, we’ve given 6 ideas for things you could do together over the holiday. If you want to share the outcomes of your den building, cooking, art, history or geography, please do so using the Twitter # on each activity, or by emailing photos to email@example.com
We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school in September. It has been an extraordinary time, but the strength of the Totley Primary School community is as strong as ever.
Best wishes, The Totley Team x
Can you believe we are on Week 13?!
This week seems to have flown by but it has been great to see all of the fantastic work you have been doing – you are all still showing those brilliant attitudes to your learning and although you might be feeling weary, you are still working hard and we are very close to our Summer holidays!
This weeks home learning will be the last week of learning that is sent from us as next week it will be planned by your new Year 1 teachers, Mrs Mather and Mr Flevill – they are very excited to meet you and see what you can do!
This week we would like you to reflect on your time in FS2 and think about some of the things that you have enjoyed doing and new skills you have learnt. There are some templates you can draw on and write a sentence on but if you just want to have a discussion with your adults that is fine! If you wanted to, you could film yourselves talking about what you have enjoyed doing and what you hope to learn in Y1!
For wider curriculum time, we thought it would be a nice idea to make a time capsule of your lock down experience. There is a link to a print out you can use and we have put some ideas on the timetable of what you could include in your capsule! Those of us who are in school, we can also do one that can be buried somewhere on the field that we can dig up when you are all in Y6!
Keep in touch this week and send us some pictures of your capsules so we can see what you include in them!
Here is this weeks learning: WEEK 13
We want to say a huge WELL DONE for working so hard during this strange time and we are so proud of each and every single one of you! Keep up the hard work in Year One and show Mrs Mather and Flevill how great you are.
Miss Coupe, Mrs Llewellyn and Mrs Simpson xx
Mr Flevill here! What an amazing effort from you all to make our ‘Virtual Sports Day’ a complete success. Well done to everybody who took part, every single point you earned made a difference in the final scores and there wasn’t much between the eventual winners and the 3 runner ups!
Thank you so much for all the videos, scorecards and pictures to help show how much fun you had. A big thank you to the teachers for their challenge videos and a huge well done to everybody who managed to beat their scores!
But, we all want to know who won. Watch the link and enjoy the video to find out …
We hope you enjoyed all the activities this week – we have loved seeing how you have engaged in our Sports Week activities too! Remember to send your score cards to us and any photos or videos you have made of what you have been doing!
We are going to carry on with our theme of pirates and islands this week, lets hope the sunshine comes back out!
We have put all of the learning resources in to one document to make it easier to print.
Here it is: WEEK 12
Have a lovely week and keep telling us what you get up to!
Miss Coupe, Mrs Llewellyn & Mrs Simpson xxx
The week commencing 22nd June would have been our school sports week. We would have completed many challenges throughout the week, had some extra PE lessons doing some unusual sports and competed for our house teams on sports day. Unfortunately, our plans have had to change, but we can still celebrate a week of sport at home or in our bubbles at school.
Attitudes to Sport
One of the projects you can have a go at, is to think about famous sports people from around the world and how they have demonstrated our attitudes to learning to help them succeed. Have a look at the PowerPoint presentation link below to help you create either a factfile, PowerPoint or a poster about a sports person.
Virtual Sports Day
On Friday 26th June it would have been our Sports Day at Abbeydale. We have created a ‘Virtual Sports Day’ set of challenges for you all to have a go at to try and win the trophy for your house.
A big thanks to the Mrs Crookes for helping to set this up and to all the teachers who have filmed themselves completing the 7 challenges.
Can you beat the teacher to earn points for your team?
-You get 5 points for trying each challenge
-You get a further 5 points if you many to beat the teacher’s score
You get 3 attempts at each event, record your best score on the sheet and send it in to your class teacher to forward to Mr Flevill.
Challenge 1 – Throw, Catch, Clap
Challenge 2 – Speed Bounces
Challenge 3 – Over and Under
Challenge 4 – Egg & Spoon
Challenge 5 – Keep it Up
Challenge 6 – Move & Collect
Challenge 7 – Sock Goals
Click the links to watch the teachers attempt the challenge and have a go at beating them!
Hope you have had a great week of learning. It has been lovely to see some of you back in school too – we have really missed you all!
Your artwork has been fantastic this week – we have loved receiving it and have even done some of our own!
Here is Mrs Llewellyn’s and Miss Coy’s pop art and Miss Coupe’s salt dough creation – it just needs painting, she’s thinking polka dots?
This coming week of learning is going to be based on pirates – this is always one of our favourite topics every year, mainly because we love a good dress up day!
(Mr Barnes takes his role of being a lobster very seriously!)
Here is this weeks timetable: WEEK 11
Have another great week of learning and we can’t wait to see what you get up to.
Miss Coupe, Mrs Llewellyn & Mrs Simpson xxx