A very big welcome to our Merlin class page, where we keep you up to date with our learning, and where you can find useful information specific to our class. Weekly updates of our learning in specific subjects are uploaded to your Tapestry accounts.
The teaching team
Miss Stockford and Miss Baker
Outdoor learning is on Fridays though we do try to book an additional slot sometime within the week, where we spend time in the garden or forest school area. We do, however, need wellies in school every day now the weather is wetter in order to access our learning both indoors and out! Our PE this term is on Tuesdays, so please ensure children are wearing correct kit into school.
Our learning is centred around mini topics, usually based on class books that we are sharing within class as well as enveloping the interests of our children.
Initially, we will be using the topic 'All about me' so that children can develop confidence in sharing what is most familiar, their families, and talk about themselves and their interests, celebrating themselves and others' in a reassuring environment as well as exploring feelings and emotions, differences and similarities.
We will be focusing on friendships and respect, and establishing the boundaries which keep us safe and ready for learning throughout the day. Listening and developing attention within a larger group is also a big focus, with lots of games to encourage this.
We are very passionate about the sharing of books and learning how to read here at Westonzoyland. When your child is ready, we will issue them with a reading book (suited to their ability) and do ask parents or guardians help nurture the love and enjoyment of reading by listening to your child read at least 3 times over a week. If you need any support ideas, please do not hesitate to ask either Miss Stockford or Miss Baker. 😃
We have a email address dedicated to Merlin parents, where I will do my best to answer any queries ASAP. Please remember that obviously during school hours I am very much with the children but will respond as soon as I can. Any questions or information referring to attendance, such as if your child is ill, should still go through the office as per usual.
Google classroom, as explained in last week's school letter (sent via email), will be our base for setting work if children are home learning (whether self-isolating or if the bubble is closed). For further help here is a link to support you, kindly organised by Mrs Meyers. Merlins will not be expected to access Google classroom without support - it is really for parents to access the resources for their child, and then for practical work to be photographed and uploaded to Tapestry.