Reception Mrs J Crabbe 2019 - 2020

Mrs Crabbe

14th May 2020

Hi everyone : ),
It's great to see the wonderful progress you have all made in Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths, so far. All your hard work is paying off now and some of you are almost ready for Year 1, which is amazing : ).
I would like to share with you the latest Bulletin from Literacy Counts, which has lots of great Phonics ideas. Also, I was introduced to a useful phonics website, which is funded by the Department for Education and offers, daily, 20 min interactive sessions for children from YR to Y2: https://wandleenglishhub.org.uk/lettersandsounds/reception. Hope you find it useful, too.
And lastly, we have extended the deadline for sending your singing/miming and dancing videos to Bruno Mars' 'Count On Me', so if you'd like to take part in our school's rendition of the song, please e-mail your clips to sec.holyspiritprimary@halton.gov.uk.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

12th May 2020

Good morning everyone : ),

I hope that you are all well and in good spirits. I am sure that you are all eager to find out more about the possibility of Year R, Year 1 and Year 6 returning to school in June. The guidance from the Department for Education has only just been issued, so rest assured that we will share our plan of action with you, as soon as we have familiarised ourselves with the guidelines and their implications on our school practice. Until then, I hope that you are patient and continue with the wonderful learning you’re doing from home. This is the latest Bulletin from ‘Literacy Counts’, which looks at Taking Literacy Outside. Hope you find it useful.

Best wishes,

Mrs Crabbe

7th May 2020

Happy Bank Holiday weekend everyone : ),
I hope you are all keeping well and in good spirits and that you've all been enjoying your daily exercise in the lovely weather.
Today, I'd like to share with you the next Bulletin from Literacy Counts, which is focusing on Speaking and Listening - another important strand of Early Literacy. I hope you find the activities useful.
Also, I'd like to say 'thank you' to all of you have e-mailed your singing/miming videos to Bruno Mars' 'Count On Me'. Those of you who haven't done that yet, there is still time until tomorrow, so have fun.
Hope you have a great VE Day tomorrow and a restful weekend.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

5th May 2020

Hi everyone : ),
Hope you've had a restful weekend and you are now full of energy for the week ahead : ).
I would like to share with you the next Bulletin from Literacy Counts along with some exciting news about The Holy Spirit's next YouTube video. If you would like to take part in the video, record yourself singing or miming to the song 'Count On Me' by Bruno Mars and e-mail your recording to sec.holyspiritprimary@halton.gov.uk no later than Friday, 8th May. We can't wait to hear your renditions : ).
Keep safe everyone and keep posting the wonderful work you are doing at home : ).
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

1st May 2020

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday : ),
Today I'd like to share with you the second Bulletin from the Literacy Counts company, which offers some tips and creative ways of working on 'spelling'.
Also, I wanted to remind you about the brilliant Maths website NRICH https://nrich.maths.org/13371, which is full of practical problem solving activities for children of all ages, but especially for Reception children : ). Hope you enjoy them.
And last but not least, I would like to say a 'BIG Thank You!' to you all for continuing to work hard at home in these challenging circumstances - the progress and achievements I can see on Dojo are amazing : ). Keep up the great work and hopefully we'll see each other in school very soon : ). Have a lovely weekend!
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

30th April 2020

Good morning everyone : ),
Hope you're all well, in good spirits and keeping up with the amazing work you are doing at home. I have just come across a Bulletin for Reading, produced by the 'Literacy Counts' company. There are lots of useful ideas there, most of which could be adapted for children from YR to Y6 to use at home, as well as in school. I hope you find them useful.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

27th April 2020

Hi everyone : ),
Hope you've had a restful weekend and are feeling energized for the week ahead. Since I've uploaded the Reception 'Talk 4 Writing' booklet two weeks ago, many of you have shown great interest in it, so I'd like to share with you the second booklet, as it is really effective in developing the Early Literacy skills of simple story-telling and story writing. Please message me if you have any questions about the information or the resources I'm sharing with you.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

24th April 2020

Happy Friday, everyone : )
What a busy week you've all had : ). It's amazing to see so many of you now joining our Class Dojo platform and sharing the wonderful work and activities you're doing at home. From phonics work, reading, writing, maths to rocket launching, planting, nature watching, unicorn making, PE with Joe Wicks in the paddling pool, trampolining, bike riding obstacle courses, junk-modelling, drawing, paining, baking, playing board games and many more. Keep up the great work everyone, you're all fabulous : )! Keep the faith and hopefully very soon we'll see the light at the end of the tunnel! Stay safe and have a lovely weekend!
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

20th April 2020

Hi everyone : ),
Welcome back to our Summer term of home-schooling. Hope you've had a restful Easter half-term and are feeling empowered to continue on our learning journey. To help with that, I want to share with you a really useful website, which has 7 weeks worth of home-study projects for children from YR to Y6.
I hope you find it really useful as it offers range of creative and fun things to do at home, as well as academic activities. This link https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/, along with many other useful links you can find in the Home-Schooling Info Letter to Parents.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

14th April 2020

Hi everyone : ),
Hope you've had a restful Easter break and enjoyed spending precious family times together.
It's great to see so many of you returning to PE with Joe Wicks this morning as well as Reading, Writing, Maths, the World and Creative activities today... Keep up the good work, everyone - you're doing really well : )!
I just wanted to share with you a Talk for Writing resource, which I rate very highly as it is really effective in developing early Literacy skills. Hope you have fun with it.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

9th April 2020

Hi everyone : ),
Hope you've enjoyed learning about and from 'The Story Of Easter' I posted on Tuesday. Today, on Maundy Thursday, the Catholic Church traditionally celebrates Mass in the evening to commemorate 'The Last Supper'. Archbishop Malcolm will be streaming his Holy Week liturgies live from the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King. Tonight's liturgy will start at 7 pm on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/liverpoolmetrocathedral
and you can find the service sheets for each of the liturgies on https://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/archbishop-malcolm-mcmahon-to-live-stream-holy-week-and-easter-services/
Hope you all have a healthy, happy and restful Easter break.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

7th April 2020

Good morning everyone : ),
I hope you've all had a peaceful and restful weekend and that you are all in good health and spirits.
As we are in Holy Week this week and Easter Sunday is fast approaching, I wanted to share with you 'The Story of Easter'. It reminds us to be thankful for Jesus' greatest sacrifice for us and gives us hope that despite the current challenges we are facing, 'Easter' gives us 'New Life' and we are about to see it blooming all around us (and hopefully within us) this Spring. Hope you enjoy it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI

Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

5th April 2020

Good morning everyone and Happy Palm Sunday : ),
There is a live Mass this morning at the Maximilian Kolbe parish Facebook page from 10 am, if you'd like to stream it, using the following link https://www.facebook.com/StEdandHS/
Best wishes,

Mrs Crabbe

3rd April 2020

Hi everyone and happy Friday : ),
Just to say a 'BIG' Thank you to all of you, who are continuing your learning from home, having lots of fun and creating precious memories of family times together, too. I can't wait to see more pics and videos of your activities next week.
Today I would like to share with you an all time classic, the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', with it's gentle reminder of how important a balanced diet is for us and the need to eat more of 'the good' things and less of 'the bad' : ).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btFCtMhF3iI
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

2nd April 2020

Good morning everyone : ),
Hope you're all well and are keeping up the amazing learning you've been posting on Class Dojo.
I just wanted to share another heart-warming story with you 'The Good Egg', which seems very apt for Easter time as well as the current situation, teaching us how to be kind to ourselves and others. Hope you enjoy it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5q2Z30Vi5U
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

31st March 2020

Hi everyone : ),
I hope you're all keeping well and in good spirits.
I am so pleased to see all of your home-study photos and videos... You're all having a great time with fun activities, singing, dancing, arts and crafts, too. Brilliant!
I've just been informed of a great learning website, especially for learners of English as a second language. It's free to register and you can use a range of free resources, although not all of their resources are free. It is called Flash Academy https://flashacademy.com/resources
Also, some of you have been learning about Science with Maddie Moate's YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate
They are live streaming Mon to Fri, every week, from 11 am, but they also have lots of other useful videos to access, if you don't like the topic of the day.
Keep up the good work everyone and if you need help with anything, you know how to contact me.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

27th March 2020

Hi everyone : ),
Hope you're all well, in good spirits and are continuing with your awesome learning and the photos and videos you've been posting on ClassDojo.
I just wanted to let you know that Chester Zoo are streaming live footage of the Zoo in action, every hour - on the hour, until 4 pm today. I'm struggling to find the link but if you go on their Facebook page you can watch the videos.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

Hi again,
Just wanted to share this website with you, as it has lots of ideas for practical, hands on activities to do at home, in addition to or instead of some of the resources you already have.
https://www.eyfshome.com/activities-by-day
Have fun : ).
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

25th March 2020

Hi everyone : ),
Some of you have asked for advice on helping your child to read, so have a look at this website - it's really useful https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/what-is-letters-and-sounds/
The videos are great, too.
Active Learn https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/ and Oxford Reading Buddy https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk are excellent websites too, as they have an amazing bank of books to enjoy.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

24th March 2020

Good morning everyone : ),

It's great to see so many of you posting photos and viedeos of home-learning on ClassDojo : ). Keep up the good work!

Here is one of my favourite stories, heart-warming and uplifting: 'Have You Filled A Bucket Today?' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEg38zCOMgk

Kindness is key : ). Hope you enjoy it! Keep safe and be a 'bucket filler'!

Best wishes,

Mrs Crabbe


23rd March 2020

Good morning everyone : ),
I hope you're all well and settling in with some phonics activities or that you have enjoyed the 'P.E. with Joe' routines on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8
If you haven't had your home-school packs yet, staff will be delivering all of the remaining packs today. Meanwhile, please check out the 'Home-School Information Pack' and the the 'Home-Study Timetable' for some useful websites and info.
Please get in touch through Tapestry, Class Dojo or e-mail, if you have any questions.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

Here is another useful website from Mr P on home-school advice and free learning resources:

https://www.mrpict.com/home-learning-support.html#

19th March 2020

Hi everyone,
School is open tomorrow, 20th March 2020, and we will be sending out home-study packs to help you support your child with their education, health and well-being during the period of social distancing.
If your child is currently in self-isolation and not able to come to school, we will deliver the home-study pack to your home.
I have re-activated some of your Tapestry accounts today, so you can contact me with any questions via ClassDojo (please activate your ClassDojo account if you haven't already), Tapestry or by e-mail at jenia.crabbe@holyspiritruncorn.co.uk.
Stay healthy, keep calm and I will keep you updated via the School website, ClassDojo or Tapestry with any useful resources and information.
Best wishes,
Mrs Crabbe

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