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Goodbye from Miss Hill!
Well, I cannot thank you all enough for being the most wonderful children this year. You have all made my year at Marsh Green full of fun, kindness and laughter and I will take many fond memories with me.
During the last week with RB bubble we had lots of fun playing games, making up dances and even painting self portraits for our new teachers.
I hope you all have a wonderful Summer and wish each and every one of you the BEST of luck in Year 1 - your new teachers are very lucky to have you in their class!
Take care! :)
Miss Hill x
Hello Early Years! I hope we are all well.
Today, I have read a brand new book for you called 'Greta and the Giants'. This book is about a brave little girl called Greta who is trying to make big changes for our magnificent World.
Have a little listen and talk to your family/friends about the story.
- Who are the main characters?
- What were the giants doing that was destroying the forest?
- What did they do to make it better again?
I would like you all to try and write some sentences or even create a poster about things you could do to keep our world and our planet safe and pretty.
There are lots of things we can do and during lockdown, Miss Hill has been trying really hard to make some small changes, helping the world one day at a time!
I have been;
- walking to places as much as I can rather than driving or taking the bus!
- turning the tap off when brushing my teeth so I don't waste water!
- making sure I turn off the lights if I am leaving a room
- recycling everything that I can (e.g. all my plastic bottles and containers, glass bottled, cardboard boxes etc.)
Talk to your families and friends about a simple way you could help with climate change and please send in your fabulous posters, writing, pictures... Anything you do related to this story, we would love to see!
We can all take small steps that together make a difference
See you soon,
Miss Hill x
In our wonderful Early Years setting, we always teach children the value of being kind and respectful to each other. We know there have been very sad events that have occurred in world history, even to the present day, but with awareness and love, we can all strive to make a better world, one step at a time.
01.07.20 Childrens Art Week
Children's Art Week will take place online during the month of July. Art is a fantastic way to relax and create well being. Navigate to the Early Years section and there are lots of fun family crafts that you could do with your children. As ever, take photos of what you're doing and send them in! We miss you all and love looking the photo's you send in.
Check out photos of fantastic creative work children have been doing in school.
National Writing Day
Today is National Writing day. It is a celebration of the power of writing creatively, inspiring people of all ages and abilities to try writing for fun and self-expression.
10 Minute writing challenges
For a dose of creativity and fun, check some National Writing Day activities which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators. Click on the link below !
My Dear New Friend
This is a lovely project that encourages children to write letters to people living in care homes. Your child letter will brighten someone's day, and might even get a reply! For more information click on the link below!
Write a poem about a thing you really love
Simon Mole loves porridge. Enough to write a poem about it. What do you really, REALLY love? Poet Simon Mole will talk you through how to write a poem about something you love in his YouTube videos and has a variety of resources. Click on the link to begin!
Happy writing! Please share any pieces of writing with us, no matter how big or small - they will always put a big smile on our faces!
Claret and Blue Sports Day as part of National Sports Week 2020
On Friday 26th June as part of Youth Sport at Home week, the West Ham Sports Foundation will be hosting their very first Virtual Claret and Blue Sports Day that aims to engage with school children safely in the environment of their own home or in their schools. On the day they will be running 20 pre-recorded activities that will be hosted via their YouTube Channel, all of which will comply with current government guidelines utilising basic household equipment to get children active making the day as accessible for all as possible.
They will also be releasing a wide range of cross curricular activities to get children ready for the big day on the 26th June. The event will focus on self-assessment with children marking their own performance out of five. All participants will also receive a digital certificate of participation. To sign up to be a part of this event please click the link below and complete the short registration form which will give you access to their 10 day countdown.
Children in Miss Mistry's Group are enjoying keeping active!
Adventures with Miss Hill & Ms Hatton!
I hope you are all safe and well.
Last weekend me and Ms Hatton cycled into London to see the sights! It was so much fun!
We saw St.Paul's Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, The Tower of London and Houses of Parliament!
Watch our video below and follow us on our tour of London!
It's so fun living with Ms Hatton... I wonder what adventure we will go on next?
Challenge: Have you ever been to the Tower of London? Can you research about the Tower of London it and write a super sentence? Remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!
As an extra challenge - can you use the word 'and' in your sentence to make it longer?
I would like to know what fantastic facts you discover so please send them into us!
See you soon,
Miss Hill x
Lots of fun back in school!
Hello everybody! It's Miss Hill here.
This week, I am back in school with some children from reception. It has been super fun. Today we have had lots of fun; we did P.E. with Premier Sports, read Goldilocks and The Three Bears, practiced our counting and number formation, made our own emoji faces and even had our own little outdoor disco!
Below are some photos to show you our fun day. Some of the children also wanted to make a video to say hello to their friends at home ... We hope they make you smile! They're over on our 'Brighten your day this way...' page.
See you soon!
From Miss Hill, Oluwole, Noah, Hafsa, Liepa, Ben, Makayla and Argend
A lovely little video explaining social distancing for the children. We have been showing this to the children who have been returning to school this week but would like to share it with everyone!
Stay safe x
Summer Reading Challenge
We have always encouraged children to read over the summer holidays so that they continue to build their reading skills and confidence. The local library staff usually host an assembly in school during the 'Summer term' to discuss the 'Summer Reading Challenge'. Unfortunately due to the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 challenge will launch as a digital activity.
We encourage all children to take part to develop their reading skills but also a love for reading during this challenge. Please see the link below for more information.
Thank you and enjoy,
Mental Health Awareness Week!
Tomorrow is the start of 'Mental Health Awareness Week' which this year is all about kindness. Lets see if we can all take part in these daily challenges posted below.
We need to make sure we are looking after ourselves and our minds in a variety of ways including: meditation, relaxing music, exercise or even Ms Hatton's fantastic yoga!
Remember to share your activities with us via twitter or email! We always love to see! #KindnessMatters
Be kind! And look after yourselves,
EYFS Team x
Happy VE Day everybody!
I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday and get to enjoy some of the sunshine. What activities are you getting up to today and over the weekend to celebrate VE day? 75 years on from the ending of the 2nd World War.. Wowee!
Have you created any posters or banners for your house, flat or street? Send us a tweet or an email and let us know!
Yesterday, I tried to create a video for you guys for the first time. I am just missing you all so much and especially our story times together, that I thought it would be nice for me to read you a story that you could listen to at home. I hope you enjoy it! Who recognises this story from class? Check it out on the 'Reading gives you wings..' page.
I have also uploaded a maths lesson video onto our Maths page to practice counting and number bonds to 10! I hope these are useful.
See you all soon, stay safe & well!
Enjoy your weekend.
Miss Hill x
Yesterday, I went into school with Ms Hatton to look after some children whose parents and carers are key workers - this means they have important jobs and have to still keep going to work... like nurses, carers, delivery drivers, shop workers, Royal Mail workers and teachers.
We had some fun learning all about 'Victory in Europe Day', otherwise known as VE Day!
We celebrate this day as a country to represent the ending of World War 2 75 years ago!!! A super long time ago... Before Miss Hill, Miss Mistry and your parents or carers were even born!
We created posters, bunting and banners ready for our party at the end of the week. Can you spot some of your friends from our class...?
Yep... Ektoras, Scarlett and Kaydaybannie!!
On Friday, many people may be having a party to celebrate the war with their families.
What do we need for a party? Decorations, balloons, different types of food...
Can you make a list? You can write it in your exercise book from school!
Remember, when we write a list, we just write one thing on each line.
You could even write an invitation for your party... Who would you invite?
Please send us your fabulous writing and any other activities you get up to this week to celebrate VE Day! I will attach some resources below.
P.S as mentioned in the ParentMail - here is the useful EAL website which provides extra language support for various school topics...
EYFS Team x
Happy Monday Everybody!
I hope we all had a lovely weekend. Have we all seen the fabulous new 30 Day Yoga Challenge from Ms Hatton? I had so much fun testing my yoga skills.. It is safe to say I need some work on my balancing skills!
Here is my first attempt... I would love to see yours! Please send them in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And keep a look out for the daily Yoga videos on our webpages. Did you spot Ms Hatton's special guest on todays video?
Miss Hill x
We are super excited to introduce a 30 day yoga challenge.
Yoga is such a great exercise for physical health and mental well being. Click onto the 'Yoga icon' in main menu and have a go! Send us your pictures of your amazing yoga poses!
Wishing you a lovely day!
Happy Monday everybody!
Wishing you all a happy and healthy week.
I hope we are all enjoying the activities from our class page at home. Do not hesitate to contact us via twitter or email as always, if you have any questions.
Firstly, here is a link to a fantastic e-book library where you will find many lovely books for the children to read and enjoy at home. You will spot many favourites such as Biff, Chip and Kipper.
Secondly, below is a link to a lovely e-book I have found all about Coronavirus for children, I think the children will enjoy it!
See you all soon,
Miss Hill x
Good Morning everyone!
Below is a link to the 'Oak National Academy'. This is a website which is providing 3 lessons a day (one English, one Maths and one Foundation subject) for the children of all year groups, including Reception! It is a fantastic resource with really useful videos from outstanding teachers across the country. Please check it out and enjoy! Any questions don't hesitate to email us.
Happy Good Friday Everybody!
I hope we have all had a good week at home. Have we all been remembering to wash our hands? Who has enjoyed doing the Easter activities? I loved watching Makayla's video... her Easter nests looked delicious! A big thank you to all the parents who have sent in videos and pictures so far - it makes our days seeing what the children are getting up to.
I found this lovely 'COVID Time Capsule' document which I will attach with this message.
The children can complete with the help of their family - I think it will be a lovely keepsake to look back on... It is suitable for all ages so please use it for other siblings in the household too
Good Friday Challenge! Can you complete the Easter colour by tricky word sheet? Try and read the tricky words without the help of an adult!
Enjoy your Easter weekend! Stay safe and well.
Say hello to the Children for us!
Miss Hill x
Good Evening Everybody!
Are we all enjoying the sunshine? It has been so beautiful outside. Miss Hill did a big 4 mile walk this morning to enjoy the weather, and look what she came across...
How fantastic is this rainbow to thank our NHS! Some children have been very busy in this house. Has anyone made a rainbow yet? Send them in to us so we can see how amazing they are
We now have a new page called 'Easter Activities' which will keep us all busy in the lead up to Easter! please check it out.
CHALLENGE: Can you watch the videos and write some SUPER sentences about the story of Easter? Remember our non-negotiables... Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!
See you all soon,
Miss Hill and Miss Mistry
Who's ready to start a brand new week of fun activities at home?
Whilst being off school, I have been trying to get better at baking. Yesterday, I made a scrumptious banana bread. You guys could make something similar at home... It's very easy and does not need many ingredients. What do you think of mine?
Here is the recipe I followed;
You could also try making some cookies, cupcakes or cornflake nest cakes. Here are some links to simple recipes below;
Cornflake cakes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/eastereggnests_93841
Challenge: Once you have cooked or baked something of your choice, could you then explain step by step how you made it? Could you draw pictures or write a list of basic instructions to help someone else?
Remember to send in any photos of you cooking/baking or your finished products! We would love to see!
See you soon, keep smiling and washing your hands!!
Miss Hill x
Just checking in to make sure we're all still washing our hands? If we keep washing our hands, it'll help ensure we all stay nice and healthy.
Here is a fun song to remind us how to do it properly!
Enjoy the sing-a-long!
Good morning everybody!
I hope we are staying safe and healthy!
I saw something yesterday on the internet and thought how much fun it would be for you guys to do these at home.
There are different 'hunts' you can complete around your home... Here are a few different ideas to keep you busy... Plenty to choose from!
CHALLENGE: Can you draw a picture of something you have found and write a sentence about it? Remember your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!
GO GO GO
Hope you enjoy these and have fun!
See you soon,
Miss Hill and Miss Mistry x
Rainbows for the NHS!
Have you spotted any beautiful around your neighbourhood? Lots of children are creating their own rainbow to add a bit of brightness and happiness to their days, so that when people walk or drive past and see... It makes them happy!
Have you created your own rainbow yet? Here is mine (Miss Hill) and Miss Hatton's at our house... What do you think?
Let's see you have a go yourself! You're all wonderful artists!
Remember we love to see your creations too, please send them to @Marsh_Green1 on twitter or email@example.com!
Miss Hill here! Although we are not in school at the moment, I hope we are all still having fun and learning at home. I'm sure you are all missing school as much as me.
This week, I have been in school with some children because their mummy and daddy still have to go to work.
We have been having lots of fun doing Joe Wick's workout at 9am! Have you been doing it at home too?
Scarlett WOW'ed me with her reading yesterday, I hope you're all still trying hard to learn your tricky words and read some fantastic books to your family.
Have we been trying any new skills or hobbies? I bought myself a new colouring book and some pencils. What do you think of my colouring? I think you guys can colour better than me? Let's see you having a go!
Please send any of your new creations/activities/hobbies/pictures to @Marsh_Green1 on twitter for us to see!
See you soon and miss you all,
Miss Hill x