Spring Term

Home Learning Spring Term

I am very sad to say that at the moment we are learning at home to stay safe.

I know that you would all rather be in school so we could share our learning together but to keep ourselves and our families safe it has to be remote learning.

Each day I will post your daily learning activities on Purple Mash, your adults will find this on our Reception Blog.

I will also share the same learning to our schools Facebook page which your adults can find in Friends of St James Hattersley.

So each day I would like you to complete your Read Write Inc Phonics. It is very important that you complete this daily as it supports your learning. We were doing so well with our Fred talking in school and our phonics skills were really starting to develop. Can you explain to your adults who Fred is and that he only speaks in sounds.

We are following the White Rose Maths for our mathematical learning and I will put the daily links to our learning for each day again on our class blog and on Facebook. These are wonderful videos to watch and lots of practical maths activities to do at home.

Each day new 2do’s are set on Purple Mash along with extension activities to do at home which are fun to complete. Your Purple Mash log in is your first name and the first letter of your surname and the password is mash. We also use Lexia for our learning and the log in is your name and first letter of your surname and the password is read.  It would be great if whilst you are at home you could learn to log in independently.

As you know Religious Education is very important to us and I need you to keep up with our learning so there will be weekly RE lessons posted. In Reception we know how to say our prayers so please keep this up at home and let us pray together daily.

I will also be posting activities to include the other areas of learning which will cover the Early Years Curriculum.

We will be able to keep in touch as you can leave me messages on our blog and when you complete your work. We can also send voice messages to each other through Purple Mash and it would be wonderful to hear from you as I am missing you all very much.

You can also post pictures of your home learning to our Reception email address which is reception@st-james-hyde.tameside.sch.uk and also to our Facebook page. Please do this as then I can print off your work and add it to your Learning Journey in school.

Stay safe and keep well

God Bless

Miss Eustace, Miss Stoneley, Mrs Hogan and the Grandmas.


Dates from the Church’s calendar:

5th January                   The Epiphany of the Lord          28th January     St. Thomas Aquinas

12th January                 The Baptism of Jesus                   31st January     St. John Bosco

13th January                 St. Hilary                                               2nd February   Presentation of Jesus

17th January                 St. Anthony                                            3rd February     St. Blaise

21st January                 St. Agnus                                                 8th February     St. Josephine Bakhita

24th January                 St. Francis de Sales                              11th February   Our Lady of Lourdes

25th January                 Conversion of St. Paul                         14th February   Ss. Cyril & Methodius

During the winter of Ordinary Time, i.e. up to Lent, we are asked to pray for these intentions:

Peace on Earth; Christian Unity; The Sick and Those Who Care for Them; Victims of Trafficking and Those who Work to Combat it; The Unemployed.