Midgley School

Learning, Caring and Growing together

Lane Ends, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX2 6TX

Email: admin@midgley.calderdale.sch.uk

Tel: 01422 882356

Welcome to Class 1


Class Teacher:  Mrs R Payne


 Teaching Assistant:  Mrs L Leadbetter

Class Governor:  Miss P Lester/Mrs H Terry


Home Learning

As well as our daily zoom sessions at 10 o’clock each morning I will upload learning opportunities onto Tapestry for you to complete at home with your child when there is the opportunity to do so. In reception, we value learning through play and so in school, adults would not only lead focused learning activities like the ones suggested on Tapestry, but also place a lot of importance in enabling a child's play and try to extend and develop it through questioning and suggesting ways to incorporate new vocabulary/writing/counting etc. So don't worry if your child won't sit and do school activities for long periods because this isn't what they would do at school either!


Motivation to do activities at home can be tough - try to keep a routine for 'school days', have short learning activities followed by periods of play, let children know the end point of the activity (finish the task to completion or use a timer for a set period), and use lots of praise/rewards. You will know how your child works best though! We also appreciate all the other responsibilities that you have during the day and so please don't put pressure on yourself - some days will be more successful than others for everyone! Wellbeing is always our priority.


We always love to see what you are up to at home and you can do this by taking a photograph/video or writing a note and uploading your learning onto Tapestry: it's a great way to keep in touch and ask any questions.


Resources available online!

PE sessions


Oti's Boogie Beebies: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000jsds/otis-boogie-beebies 

Andy's Wild Workouts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06tmmvz/andys-wild-workouts


Cosmic Yoga

Yoga for children based around stories, these are great as they are fun and but also teach a lot of the benefits of movement and mindfulness.



Zumba kids





If you are looking for some more ideas, there are some amazing things here you can do with the whole family: https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/ 


This webpage has links to "printer not needed" activities specifically for 0-5 year olds: https://www.keyu.co.uk/new-learning-at-home-together/


Carlisle's Music Makers have also set up a new YouTube channel - access it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB6NycH1WK44kkh5efuEFOg.



The Woodland Trust have some great ideas for outdoor learning: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/

They also have a Activity Finder menu on a Tree Tools for Schools website that has countless outdoor learning opportunities: http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities 



Weekly Planning

 Class 1 planning 18.01.2021.docxDownload
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Early Learning Goals

 Early Learning Goals Parent and Carers Guide.pdfDownload
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 Activities to Try at Home.pdfDownload
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Learning objectives

 Class 1 Objective list for parents - Autumn 1 2020.docxDownload
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 Class 1 Objective list for parents - Autumn 2 2020.docxDownload
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 Class 1 Objective list for parents - Spring 1 2021.docxDownload
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Phonics planning for the year

(based on Letters and Sounds)


 phonics order.docxDownload
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Autumn 2

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