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Mull Class

Mull Class Staff Team (2020-21)

Hello, 

 

I hope you are all faring well in these incredibly anxious times.

 

This term we will be continuing our school routines so that we can continue learning together while feeling happy and positive.

 

We are focusing on the following this term:

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Emotions and keeping COVID safe
  • Myths
  • Time, Colour, Shape, Positional language
  • Our Bodies and the Human Growth cycle
  • Printing with a number of mediums 
  • Throwing and aiming PE skills
  • Judaism, Buddhism and Christianity (Easter)

 

We will be learning in an experiential way with lots of fun activities to keep us interested, happy and healthy.

 

For those of you learning at home please select activities from the advice in the home learning section below if it will be beneficial to your home routines.

 

I will be adding some activities as the weeks go by but one main piece of advice I would share with you is that modelling and  repetition of learning activities is key but if activities are causing anxiety and pressure for your child and yourselves please do not feel you have to proceed, at the moment everyone's physical and mental health is as the utmost of importance.

 

Stay Safe, Happy and Healthy.

 

Overview of planning for parents - please look at this document for a little more detail about this terms planning

Mull Christmas montage

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We will leave our Mull Christmas montage up so you can see what fun we had.

Autumn Terms Learning

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Contact Us

 

You can contact the Mull Class Team via the email address below:

 

mull@standrews.derby.sch.uk  (Use if sending attachments) or by using the contact form below if general communication.

 

Please ensure all admin and safeguarding queries are directed to the below email addresses:

 

Admin: admin@standrews.derby.sch.uk

Safeguarding: safeguarding@standrews.derby.sch.uk 

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Mull Weekly Timetable

This is our weekly timetable of lessons. We follow a work first then choose work ethic so we have regular breaks and choose times throughout keeping us happy, motivated and eager to learn.

 

As you can see, we do PE on Mondays so please send your child in wearing clothes that they will find it easier to exercise in - this is because due to Covid-19 we are not changing in school currently until further notice.

 

If your child has to work from home for any reason over the coming weeks we will provide work and advice that ties in with our timetable and routines as much as possible.

RAINBOWS

We're keeping our rainbows up to still show our support for everyone !

Home Learning Advice and Resources

For those of you working safely at home please find advice and resources in the following sections -

 

Packs with symbols linked to activities and timetables have either been posted or sent home with your child.

 

There are loads of practical Maths and English activities to  be completed at home-

 

sorting by -

- colour

-shape

-type of item

 

When exercising, cooking, playing hide and seek, looking at books - doing everything basically !!! You could use the  key vocabulary and symbols for your child- numbers, colours, shapes, positional language - in, out, on, under, days of the week, times of the day (morning/night) weather, etc. to encourage learning practically.

Do what you can with what you have available at home to learn as practically and functionally as possible.

Maths and English with Seren's Seasons

 

This half term we are exploring time. Daily we talk about days of the week and use schedules, clocks and timers. We talk about morning and afternoon routines. At home you can learn about time functionally in this way by using symbols we have sent home for putting schedules together and embedding your morning, afternoon, evening and night routines.

 

We are learning about the 4 seasons in our discrete Maths lessons about time through the aid of the Seren's Seasons story -  please see suggestions below for how you can learn about these concepts at home.

 

Because we are learning through a story there are plenty of reading and communication skills that are being presented.

 

I will add activities over the coming weeks for you to build upon but repetition is key so I hope you will enjoy the story as much as we do.

English and Maths activities Seren's Seasons

Science concepts can be explored through sensory and messy play, have fun with what you have available at home.

Cooking also offers lots of opportunities for exploring scientific concepts.

Exploring the nature in your gardens and watching how things grow and change is exploring scientific concepts.

Cooking as a teaching tool

 

In school we try to teach functional cooking skills alongside practical Maths, Science, communication and English as much as we are able to. Cooking at home could help in a number of ways -

 

  • Independence
  • Use of Equipment
  • Time to try new things
  • Having fun and enjoying food - sensory elements, food art, preparing, enjoying and sharing special food together for  special occasions
  • Learning how to be healthy
  • Maths and Science concepts explored and embedded
  • Communication - Learning and embedding key vocabulary
  • Learning how to be safe and hygienic
  • Tidying skills and routines learnt

 

Please find a Cooking Skills document in the resources section below which highlights ways that you can use cooking to learn with your child at home.

In School we encourage group collaboration. As we all work, play and learn together in our class groups. You could try to encourage this at home too so it's a good idea to try and maintain some of the following -

 

  • Turn taking
  • Group working
  • Different activities - (although routine is important we still need to present different activities)
  • Other people's interests and choices to be considered and your child joining in at a comfortable level for them
  • Have fun all of you together - this is learning!!!!

We get outside and do exercise every day in school it makes us happy and healthy - Do what you can while sticking to all Self Isolation guidelines

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