The remote learning offer will continue to follow the class time-table and curriculum as closely as possible this half-term as we successfully did in Spring 1.
Our new exciting topic for Spring 2 is: 'It's a kinda' magic!' our remote lessons, home learning books and tasks and activities set on Class Dojo will continue to focus on English and Reading, Maths, PSHCE , well-being and physical education, but will also offer opportunities to explore tasks on all our areas of our curriculum including Science, DT , History, Geography, Music and RE.
We will continue to set updated weekly differentiated tasks in the home learning books for your child to complete when they are not attending school, and we will continue to send a weekly update on Sunday evenings on Class Dojo outlining the planning and learning for that week with links and videos to support your home learning as this was a real success!
There will still be plenty of opportunities for your child to see their school friends from home as we will keep sending you 'Zoom links' for class meets and lessons and for our wonderful Zumba sessions with Becci.
Finally- keep bringing in your home learning books when you are in school so we can keep work and marking updated on a weekly basis and offer your child feedback and opportunities to revisit any misconceptions and progress and continue working towards their individual targets. Also, if you are working remotely then please keep sending work examples and photos of your fabulous efforts on Class Dojo so we can mark, comment and mostly reward your hard work at home.
Below outlines our coverage this term.
Thank-you for your continued support!
We so look forward to seeing you all again, as soon as it is safe to do so!
Jodie and the Juniper Team
The most important thing is to keep reading with your child - you will see all the reading ideas and links below, and you will also find weekly phonics tasks, and sensory phonics activities in the home learning books to keep your child progressing with their reading. I will continue to update you with the weekly sound and letter focus and the text we are studying every Sunday on Class Dojo.
You will also find reading top tips and book recommendations on the 'Reading Newsletter' which I sent out just before the half-term break and you should have all received your gift from the school of a wonderful book and pack or Phonics cards for you to keep- So, plenty of ideas to get you started this term.
There are 3 awesome teaching assistants and 1 teacher who leads Juniper class. We currently have 10 fantastic children. Our students study an array of subjects across the curriculum including, phonics, Maths, science, RE and History and our class offer is bursting with a variety of practical opportunities such as: swimming, Zumba, soft-play, art, cooking, gymnastics and dance.
Our beautiful classroom is our gateway to inspire our students and we pride ourselves in our aspirational, colourful and interactive displays which really help our student’s creativity to ignite. We have had a class room full of Greek mythical creatures and Arabian palaces last term, and this term we will be creating an enchanted woods with magical fairies for our 'Into the woods' topic. Our room is right next to the hall so we are usually the first class to get ready for dinner, and we have doors straight out onto our lovely playground so we also get to make the most of being outside too!
We try to focus on our sensory learning every day and this leads to some very fun (and messy) sessions, but we also have a structured cross curricular time-table which helps to prepare our students for further Key Stages in their educational journey. High expectations and aiming high is key!
Have fun exploring our wonderful class!