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Friday 17th July 2020

 

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to check your Class  Dojo or email later for our special celebration assembly certificates.  We will also be celebrating the August birthdays on here later too!  See you later. 

Thursday 16th July

Good morning Kings Court!

 

It is the time of the year where normally, we would be celebrating the achievements of our pupils as they begin their next adventure! Whether your child is moving into a new year group, or moving on to bigger things in a new school, the staff at King’s Court would love to send a massive ‘Thank you’ to every single child. This year, we would like to complete an end of year ‘celebration assembly’ by sending out individual certificates to ALL of our pupils. These certificates will highlight the uniqueness of your child’s achievements this year, illustrating something they have persevered with this year and should be truly proud of!

 

Whilst this year has been different, the staff at King’s Court want your children to know that they have done an amazing job! Whether in school or at home, the pupils at King’s Court have been outstanding role models. Take some time over the next few days to reflect on your progress. If you are on class dojo, take a brief look at your individual portfolios and pick out a few pieces of work you have completed during home learning that make you proud!

 

On Friday, your child’s class teacher should be uploading a certificate on their portfolio that outlines the individual that they should be celebrated for. Along with this, there will be a lovely small token of our appreciation so that you can remember your year fondly! If class dojo is not a viable option, these certificates will be sent to you via email.

 

Once again, thank you for a fabulous year and I am sure your teachers will miss you in the coming year!

Real PE home learning portal staying open until September 6th 2020. Please read the attachment for details.
Tuesday 14th July 

It was so wonderful to welcome back our Year 4 Leavers yesterday. They were full of energy and excitement at seeing all of their friends and the staff in school. We are looking forward to spending time with them this week to celebrate their time at King's Court First School. They are a wonderful bunch of children who will be very much missed when they move on to their new school!

Monday 13th July 2020

Love Parks Week.

 

Parks matter to us all.
That’s why we work every day to protect and improve them. We celebrate the very best green spaces through our international Green Flag Award and People’s Choice vote. We help to improve them even more through our innovations, #LitterHeroes and campaigns.

 

But because parks are so important, we take a week each year to really showcase them.

For this year’s Love Parks Week we are encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy their favourite park. By using and celebrating your local park, you are helping us to protect them for future generations.

 

Local authorities, register for Love Parks Week to access your free downloadable campaign resources pack and add your events to our public map now.

 

Sign up to Love Parks Week 2020 and we will keep you up to date with the latest Love Parks Week news, including the dates and further information when it becomes available later this year. You can unsubscribe at any time.

#LoveParks

 

https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/love-parks-week

Friday 9th July

 

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates.  Head over and have a look later on this afternoon.  See you later. 

Thursday 9th July

 

The time is approaching for us to say goodbye to our teachers and classrooms as the school year draws to an end. Please enjoy the following poem and know you can always give us a wave and say hello when you see us around the school and for the Year 4’s, please pop back to visit when it is safe to do so.

 

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020.

 

Hello there, 

 

Well, that was transitions for the first set of bubbles, tomorrow brings a new set of bubbles to discover their new classrooms.

 

We hope you are enjoying some of the transition activities.

 

Did you know that today is SPANA tea party day?

No?

Neither did I.....

 

https://spana.org/get-involved/tea-party/

 

 

SPANA tea party.

Monday 6th July 2020

 

Welcome to Transition week.

 

We hope you enjoy exploring your new classes this week.

 

Keep a look out for the information sent to you about timings and where to go and pick up.

 

Stay alert and socially distanced.

 

It will be a fun week.

Friday 3rd July 2020 continued

Virtual Sports Day 2020

Still image for this video
Here is a short video to celebrate our first, virtual Sports Day!

Friday 3rd July

 

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates.  Head over and have a look later on this afternoon.  We will also be celebrating the July birthdays, so take a peek.  See you later. 

Thursday 2nd July 

Children's Art Week is run by Engage - the National Association for Gallery Education

 

Children's Art Week 2020 will take place across 3 weeks from 29th June to 19th July. Activities will take place online, at home and in schools. Each week has a different theme:

 

  • Week 1 - The Natural World
  • Week 2 - Connecting across generations
  • Week 3 - Literacy and creative writing

What activities take place during Children's Art Week?

In 2020 there is a focus on art activities that can be accessed online. This could be a live-streamed session with an artist, digital challenges, virtual tours of galleries and more. Participants are encouraged to share any of their creations online and with others. The activities that take place are also often linked to the Scottish, Welsh and English curriculum for Art. All events and activities are free or low cost to participate in.

 

How can I get involved in Children's Art Week?

Access some of the brilliant art resources at Twinkl by checking out these dedicated collections for KS1 and KS2. You could try:

 

 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Plastic Free July provides resources and ideas to help you (and millions of others around the world) reduce single-use plastic waste everyday at home, work, school,

Tuesday 30th June

It was fantastic starting our first transition week yesterday with our KS1 children!
 

As we are able to welcome more children into school, we would like to remind you of our Return to School page:

https://www.kingscourtfirst.co.uk/return-to-school/

 

There are lots of useful links and helpful guidance to prepare your children for their return to school, especially if they have not been back yet.

 

We are thoroughly enjoying seeing more of our wonderful children in school and look forward to the coming weeks!

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020 continued.

 

Coming soon, photos of Virtual Sports Day.

 

Check back soon for an update.

Monday 29th June 2020

29 June – 19 July 2020

 

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.

In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme.

Our 2020 themes are…

  • Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
  • Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
  • Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing
  •  

Perhaps you would like to create a series of art works on these themes and send them in to the class email or upload them onto Class Dojo.

 

Monday 29th June 2020 continued.

 

I would like to thank all those children, parents and staff who got involved in the first ever virtual sports day. Thank you also for the video contributions and photos. We hope you enjoyed the activities.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Friday 26th June

 

Today is the day of our very first virtual SPORTS DAY! For any details or more information please see the updates from earlier this week.

 

Over the next couple of weeks, each year group has the opportunity to come back to school to spend time in their current classroom and time in their new classroom. They will have the chance to familiarise themselves with the new environment and new adults to feel settled over the holidays. If your child is unable to join, the home learning on offer will also allow your child the chance to take part in some of the very exciting activities the teachers have planned.

 

The idea of having new teachers and a new classroom can be a daunting experience for even the most confident children. Here are a few ideas to help make it a little less unnerving for your child:

 

  • Talk to your child about who their new teacher will be and the name of their new classroom. Talk to them about where their new classroom will be.
  • Reassure them it is ok to feel a little nervous about heading to a new learning environment.
  • Reassure them they are going to have a great time.
  • Talk to them about any worries they have or any questions they might have,
  • Also make sure you talk about what they are looking forward to/ or tell them what they can look forward to.
  • Speak with your child’s current teacher if you have any concerns
  • Read books together about moving classes/schools
  • Having a good night sleep will help your child cope with any anxiety in a healthy way and process new experiences.
  • Helping your child to get a good night’s sleep.
    -limit screen time before bed
    -follow a bedtime routine
    -keep them from doing anything too exciting before bed.
    -make sure they get at least 60 minutes of exercise per day
    -make sure their bedroom is cool, dark and quiet.
    -for September- it’s best to get into a school sleep routine a week or two before   school starts.
     
  • The most important thing you can do is let your child know you are there to listen to them if they have any worries, concerns or questions and reassure them they are going to have a brilliant time.

 

Rest assure the King’s Court team will also be doing all they can to ensure your child has a smooth transition.

If you are unsure of any details regarding your child's transition dates and times please check your emails and Class Dojo messages.

We look forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks.

 

 

Thursday 25th June

 

Pop over to a 'Message from Mrs Pye Beraet' page for some VERY exciting news!!

Wednesday 24th June 2020

 

Nearly there....just 2 more days until Virtual Sports Day!

 

Please feel free to complete the activities at any point during Friday and send in the videos to:

kingscourt.owl@rbwm.org.uk

 

 

To simplify you have:

Reception have a small range of 2 activities and then a repeater run if required.

KS1

a) A main activity which was allocated.

b) A second designated activity - if it is easier, then you can  pick from one from the other  classes in the key stage.

Options of standing long and repeater runs have been added to give an extension if required.

KS2

a) A main activity which was  pre-allocated

b) A second activity which could be picked from the other classes in the key stage or use Healthy hearts, and finally use the 10m repeater run.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Year group

Home

Schools site

Extend

       

Rabbit

Egg and spoon variation balancing

Egg and spoon variation balancing

Repeater run  capped 1 minute per child

Robin

Dribble football/avoid the defenders

Dribble football/avoid the defenders

Repeater run  capped 1 minute per child

Otters

Save the treasure

Three in a row

Repeater run capped at 1 minute

Squirrels

Three in a row/save the treasure

Save the treasure

Egg and spoon variation

Hedgehogs

Egg and spoon variation

X

Save the treasure

Key Worker as per associated class.

X

Standing long

10 metre repeater run

Owls

Healthy hearts how many complete circuits in 3 minutes

X

Top 10 /10metre repeater run

Badgers

Healthy hearts how many complete circuits in 3 minutes

X

Top 10 /10metre repeater run

Deers

Standing long

X

Top 10 /10metre repeater run

 

Year groups.

 

Reception:

Dribble football/avoid the defenders

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Avoid%20the%20defenders.pdf

Balance as requested is basically egg and spoon.

Swap activities

 

Ideally one ball for each child and a pattern of 5 cones with a 1 meter spread between each cone.

Cleaning agent for after each ball use.

Actual wooden spoons and eggs if available.

Set 2 or 3 tracks spaced over 3 metres apart for a distance of 10 metres. 

How many laps can be completed in a minute. They have 2-3 goes to see if they beat their personal best.

 

KS1

Squirrels activity 1

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Three%20in%20a%20Row.pdf

Otters activity 1:

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Save%20the%20Treasure.pdf

use scrap paper as replacement to pillows.

Hedgehogs activity 1

Egg and spoon variation

Followed by:

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Standing%20Long%20Jump.pdf

 

KS2

Badgers/owls activity 1

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Healthy%20Hearts.pdf

These circuits to be repeated over a 3 min period to see how many sets they can do.

 

Deers activity 1

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Standing%20Long%20Jump%202.pdf

Please see attached

 

Activity 2 for Key stage 2 is

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Top%20Ten.pdf

Compete with someone at home - have 3 tries send in best score. Time limited to 3 mins per game and measure the distance you separated.

 

Additional optional activity all age groups.

Speed bounce.

Jumping over an object - a tea towel is a safe option

How many jumps can be done in 1 minute. 

Optional distance run 10 metre repeater -  how far can you run in continuous relay in 5 mins over a 10 metre loop. This is to support endurance and not speed.

 

This is purely PARTICIPATION.

 

If your child is in a group that is based at school and they are at home, please complete the same challenge and submit the video at the email address supplied.

 

We log how many competed the challenges by class. Each group must do 2 activities and will be counted if a video is submitted.

 

In the event you do not have cones, then easy markers such as rolled up socks or tea towels are always a handy alternative.

 

In the event of no egg and spoon being available, a tennis racket or small frying pan teamed with rolled up socks is also suitable.

 

In the event you do not have a ball, do use a pair of rolled up socks.

 

There will be a series of attachments which will give you instructions on how to complete the activities.

The distances are set to 10 metres to account for home and school site participation. The additional activities are listed in the attachments from Monday.

 

Good Luck

 

Tuesday 23rd June 
If anyone would like to send in their science challenge please give it to Miss Mears at kingscourt.badger@rbwm.org.uk.  Lucy in Hedgehogs competed a wonderful picture of a dandelion

Monday 22nd June 2020

 

Virtual Sports Day Friday 26th June 2020.

 

I would also like to let you know that there is a participation only virtual sports day being scheduled for the 26th June 2020. The aim is to encourage physical activity, Please complete the events at a convenient time at home and the school is scheduled to complete them during the school day on Friday.

 

* Clarification added 23/06/2020 

To simplify you have:

Reception have a small range of 2 activities and then a repeater run if required.

KS1

a) A main activity which was allocated.

b) A second designated activity - if it is easier, then you can  pick from one from the other  classes in the key stage.

Options of standing long and repeater runs have been added to give an extension if required.

KS2

a) A main activity which was  pre-allocated

b) A second activity which could be picked from the other classes in the key stage or use Healthy hearts, and finally use the 10m repeater run.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Year group

Home

Schools site

Extend

       

Rabbit

Egg and spoon variation balancing

Egg and spoon variation balancing

Repeater run  capped 1 minute per child

Robin

Dribble football/avoid the defenders

Dribble football/avoid the defenders

Repeater run  capped 1 minute per child

Otters

Save the treasure

Three in a row

Repeater run capped at 1 minute

Squirrels

Three in a row/save the treasure

Save the treasure

Egg and spoon variation

Hedgehogs

Egg and spoon variation

X

Save the treasure

Key Worker as per associated class.

X

Standing long

10 metre repeater run

Owls

Healthy hearts how many complete circuits in 3 minutes

X

Top 10 /10metre repeater run

Badgers

Healthy hearts how many complete circuits in 3 minutes

X

Top 10 /10metre repeater run

Deers

Standing long

X

Top 10 /10metre repeater run

 

Year groups.

 

Reception:

Dribble football/avoid the defenders

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Avoid%20the%20defenders.pdf

Balance as requested is basically egg and spoon.

Swap activities

 

Ideally one ball for each child and a pattern of 5 cones with a 1 meter spread between each cone.

Cleaning agent for after each ball use.

Actual wooden spoons and eggs if available.

Set 2 or 3 tracks spaced over 3 metres apart for a distance of 10 metres. 

How many laps can be completed in a minute. They have 2-3 goes to see if they beat their personal best.

 

KS1

Squirrels activity 1

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Three%20in%20a%20Row.pdf

Otters activity 1:

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Save%20the%20Treasure.pdf

use scrap paper as replacement to pillows.

Hedgehogs activity 1

Egg and spoon variation

Followed by:

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Standing%20Long%20Jump.pdf

 

KS2

Badgers/owls activity 1

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Healthy%20Hearts.pdf

These circuits to be repeated over a 3 min period to see how many sets they can do.

 

Deers activity 1

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Standing%20Long%20Jump%202.pdf

Please see attached

 

Activity 2 for Key stage 2 is

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Home%20PE%20Top%20Ten.pdf

Compete with someone at home - have 3 tries send in best score. Time limited to 3 mins per game and measure the distance you separated.

 

Additional optional activity all age groups.

Speed bounce.

Jumping over an object - a tea towel is a safe option

How many jumps can be done in 1 minute. 

Optional distance run 10 metre repeater -  how far can you run in continuous relay in 5 mins over a 10 metre loop. This is to support endurance and not speed.

 

This is purely PARTICIPATION.

 

If your child is in a group that is based at school and they are at home, please complete the same challenge and submit the video at the email address supplied.

 

We log how many competed the challenges by class. Each group must do 2 activities and will be counted if a video is submitted.

 

In the event you do not have cones, then easy markers such as rolled up socks or tea towels are always a handy alternative.

 

In the event of no egg and spoon being available, a tennis racket or small frying pan teamed with rolled up socks is also suitable.

 

In the event you do not have a ball, do use a pair of rolled up socks.

 

There will be a series of attachments which will give you instructions on how to complete the activities.

The distances are set to 10 metres to account for home and school site participation. The additional activities are listed in the attachments.


There is a combination of challenges being set per class and a video submission is needed to verify participation. It is not a traditional sports day as you may have seen or be used to, but it is a good way to engage and keep children active. It is also 'National School Sports Week at Home 2020 (A Youth Sport Trust initiative) #NSSWtogether.

It is important to send in the videos of you completing the challenges to kingscourt.owl@rbwm.org.uk with permissions to use the video clips in a montage celebrating our epic inaugural virtual sports day. Please have all the video entries emailed in by the 28th of June 2020.

 

 

Good luck everyone!

Friday 19th June

We hope you have all had time to read our Whole School Transition letter we published yesterday. (Return to School page/Parents tab) Please continue to find all updates on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. 
 

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates.  Head over and have a look later on this afternoon.  See you later. 

Thursday 18th June 

Rainbows over Runnymede is a creative project for 5-13 year olds, focused around one theme per month that links back to the key aspects of Magna Carta, and resulting in an exhibition once social distancing rules have been lifted. It's part of Runnymede Explored, a National Trust and National Lottery Heritage Fund project that runs until 2023. 

 

A message from Rainbows over Runnymede team…

 

“Hello from Rainbows over Runnymede! A big, big thank you to all who have submitted artworks so far, we love the expression and thought you have put into your creative works. We are continuing the theme of ‘Freedom’ throughout June so you have a bit more time to get your pieces in before the theme will change to ‘People’ in July. Please see our website, www.nationaltrust.org.uk (link below) for more details or email us at runnymede@nationaltrust.org.uk if you have any questions.”

 

From the Rainbows over Runnymede team, part of Runnymede Explored


Runnymede Explored would love to showcase local children’s art work, conveying their feelings around our themes, especially through these extraordinary times. This artwork will be displayed at The National Trust Runnymede, initially with an exhibition and then, over time displayed sporadically, allowing a new generation of visitors to understand how are children were feeling during lockdown 2020.

Wednesday 17th June 2020

 

Adult Learners week.

 

Did you know that we are also in adult learners week?

 

Adult Learners Week aims to raise awareness of the value of adult learning, celebrate the achievements of learners and providers, and inspire more people to discover how learning can positively change their lives.

 

Did you also know we are all constantly learning new things, so learning is not just for children.

 

Find out what your adult learnt this week or find something to learn together (a new skill, hobby or sporting activity).

 

 

Tuesday 16th June

This Sunday (21st June) is Father’s Day. 
 

Father’s Day is a special day in the year when we celebrate and honour fathers and the gentlemen in our lives who look after us, help us and guide us.

 

There have been different versions of Father’s Day since the Middle Ages. The most modern version started in America in 1910. It is a day celebrated around the world, but the date varies depending on the country you are in. In the UK we always celebrate in June.

 

People usually celebrate by giving thoughtful cards and gifts and spending special time together.

 

Below is a link to a website with lots of great activities and ideas that you could do at home to celebrate the important gentlemen in your life this year. 

Monday 15th June 2020

15 June 1215

Magna Carta Libertatum (Medieval Latin for "Great Charter of Freedoms"), commonly called Magna Carta (also Magna Charta; "Great Charter"), is a charter of rights agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215.

 

I thought this was a lovely link to our local community. In some respects it reminds us of those who lived in our community all those years ago, who wanted to try to maintain a peaceful environment in turbulent times.  

Perhaps as part of your geographical, historical and physical activity curiosities you could explore this site and take a moment to reflect on those people in history who wanted to change the world....it may inspire you to do something great this week too.

 

Perhaps you could help change the world one day.

Friday 12th June

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates.  Head over and have a look later on this afternoon.  See you later. 

Thursday 11th June

 

This morning, we bring to you, your first virtual assembly. It is presented by the fantastic Ant and Dec along side the NSPCC. Some of you may remember meeting Buddy before, as I know he has been to visit the school. The NSPCC have created a special Coronavirus themed assembly to talk to children about how to address their worries or concerns. Another well known funny author also makes a appearance- see if you can work out who it is. Enjoy!

 

 

Speak out. Stay safe. Virtual Assembly

Wednesday 10th June 2020

DISNEY: A Motivational Supercut

As our learning journey takes us through these times, I just wanted to remind you all that you are all amazing and we can do this together.
Take a few moments to watch this (either at home or at school) and remember what shaped us....


Tuesday 9th June

Science challenge is up for this month.  Please go to science at the top of the page.  Send your task to Miss Mears kingscourt.badger@rbwm.org.uk.  She would love to see anything you are doing that is related to science

Mrs Webb and Miss Mears are working on Year 4 activities and on their page they have requests for the yearbook.  The deadline is Friday 12th June so please send them

Monday 8th June 2020

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

 

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

 

 Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older.

 

Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring. The impact of caring on health and wellbeing should not be underestimated.

Friday 5th June


Today we would like to share the exciting announcement that this year’s summer reading challenge starts today. Click the link below to see the schedule of events at the launch party today. 

 

https://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/the-summer-reading-challenge-launch-party---schedule-announced.html

 

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates.  We are also celebrating the June birthdays today.  Head over and have a look later on this afternoon.  See you later. 

Thursday 4th June

 

Although this has been a very difficult time for all, some more than others, there has definitely been some magical moments that have come out of the time we have been in lockdown. Throughout June, see if you can follow this calendar of events to bring a little joy to yours and others lives. It might be nice to do as a family activity or something you could do on your own. Enjoy and let your teachers know some of the things you have been doing to spread a little joy!

 

You could also use one of these free cards to help you achieve the action on the 18th or 24th June. Simply click the link below and follow the instructions to get your free pack of greeting cards.

 https://www.royalmail.com/sending/saying-thanks?iid=HP_M1_HALLMARK

Wednesday 3rd June

Did you know that today is World Bicycle Day? Do you have your own bicycle? 

 

The bicycle was invented over 200 years ago and continues to be extremely popular today. 

 

What makes bicycles so brilliant?

  • They are a form of transport that can help you travel from one place to another.
  • They can be used to help you keep fit and healthy.
  • Many people ride bicycles because they enjoy it!
  • Riding a bicycle is environmentally friendly.
  • They help you to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
  • You can socialise by riding along with your friends and family.
  • There are many different types of bicycle to choose from.

 

These are just some of the reasons why the bicycle should be celebrated, especially at this time.


Over the past couple of months we have received so many photographs of you out and about on your bicycles, enjoying your local area, getting fresh air and keeping fit and healthy. All of this helps to improve both our physical and mental health.

 

Perhaps you could draw a poster showing everything you love about riding your bike or take some photos of you enjoying a bike ride. We would love to see them! 

Tuesday 2nd June

As schools begin to open to more children, parents and children may well be feeling anxious. Here's some ideas of how best to prepare. Let us know if there's anything worrying you.

 

Find this months Science challenge at the top of the page by clicking on the science icon. Please send entries to Miss Mears at kingscourt.badger@rbwm.org.uk. It would be fabulous if as many children were engaged with the task as possible.

Monday 1st June 

Welcome back. We hope you have all had a wonderful half term in the glorious sunshine. 

 

Today we would like to share with you a lovely video we shared on our Facebook page last week. It’s all about a Hedgehog and a tortoise being creative in how they can say hello to each other ‘while we can’t hug.’ 

 

We have also created a social distancing and hand washing page with a range of videos, songs, posters and colouring in - you might like to have a look.  

 

Social distancing: https://www.kingscourtfirst.co.uk/social-distancing/

Hand washinghttps://www.kingscourtfirst.co.uk/washing-hands/

Social stories: https://www.kingscourtfirst.co.uk/social-stories/

 

Early years and year 1 return to school: https://www.kingscourtfirst.co.uk/return-to-school/

 

While We Can't Hug

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. Look how creative they have been to show each other they care.....

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates this week. We will celebrate the June birthdays after the half term break.  See you later smiley

 

Thursday 21st May 

Science challenge has been going on this month.  Miss Mears has had entries from children but there's still the chance to send your work in.  Please send it to kingscourt.badger@rbwm.org.uk.  May's challenge is under science so please go over there to see.

Miss Mears would be grateful for any other challenges you would like to do in science.  Please send her a message and explain what the task is  

 

Wednesday 20th May

We wanted to remind you of the great resource of BBC Bitesize that the BBC are updating daily with new lessons online. 
 

The videos and resources cover all subject areas across the curriculum and provide an extra interactive layer to your child’s home learning.
 

The video clips are short and informative and are useful clarification on a vast range of topics. 

 

So check out BBC Bitesize today! 

Tuesday 19th May

 

Have you discovered mindful monsters yet?

Life can be challenging at the moment and Mindful Monsters are here to help you and your little ones make the most of each and every day during this time. Simply click on the link below to sign up for an exciting FREE set of 12 activity cards to create a little bit of fun and laughter with your children.

 

Another couple of great resources for developing mindfulness and calm in children during this uncertain time are CBeebies and really easy to follow relaxation exercises from Save the Children. Check out the links below.

We would like to finish with this lovely little video from Olaf! Enjoy!

Wherever you may be, here's a special message from Olaf's home to yours. "I Am With You" Music and Lyrics Written at Home by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Rober...

Monday 18th May

 

We thought we would start the week with a quick reminder of a few of the subscriptions and resources we have available for everyone at the moment.

 

Class Dojo

We are all hopefully very well-rehearsed with our Class Dojo routines now. Class teachers post AM and PM updates with instructions for our learning for that day. Adults will upload pupil updates daily so we can see what everyone in our class is getting up to. It's a lovely way to stay connected with each other. 

Busy Things 

Busy Things is a fun, child friendly platform full of games and interactive content for children in early years to year 4. Busy Things has kindly extended our free trial for another month. I know many of you have loved exploring this, so keep up the Busy Things!  

Your Classroom Login:
Username: KCpupil
Password: busy123

Purple Mash 

This week we are introducing Purple Mash, a whole world of fun and exciting learning opportunities in one safe place. Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed especially for primary school age children. Your class teachers will be sending you an individual log in card this week.

Beyond a Book

A new website that offers children the potential to become one of the authors of a story, launched today. The first two pages of the story are already there on the website for children to read, but it is up to them to decide what happens next. Following the guidelines given, children are invited to create and submit their version of what should happen on the next page. The best submission will be chosen and become part of the story. 

 

Over time pages created by children will be added to the story until it is complete.  The children who wrote the successful submissions will be named as the author of their page on the website and printed copies of the story will be produced naming them too. 

 

The project aims to encourage reading and writing among children and to help them to express their creativity and imagination through submitting their own version of what should happen next. 

 

Friday 15th May

 

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates.  See you later. 

Thursday 14th May

We’ve all had a great teacher. They show a real interest in who we are, listen to our thoughts, inspire us to learn and encourage us to achieve our best, no matter what our goals are. The influence of a good teacher lasts a lifetime.

Which teacher would you thank and why?  Send your teacher your thank you

The website 

https://thankateacher.co.uk/thank-a-teacher/thank-a-teacher-form/

gives you the chance to appreciate a teacher who has helped you

Wednesday 13th May

Today is National Numeracy Day. 
 

It is an annual event that helps people in the UK to build the confidence and skills they need to use numbers well in every day life. 
 

We use our numeracy skills every day - sometimes without even realising it. Today, take time to think about all the times you use your maths skills. How many examples of numbers and numeracy do you have around your home? Maybe you could make a note of them or take some pictures to share.

 

At King’s Court we have many confident mathematicians who work extremely hard in their Maths lessons. What else could we do to practise and promote our numeracy skills? Share your ideas with your friends and teachers. Maybe you could create a poster or, following on from our Mini-Teachers challenge, you could create a video teaching your friends about an area of Maths that could help them develop their own skills. 

Tuesday 12th May

 

Today we celebrate International Nurse Day, a day recognised annually to appreciate the work of our nurses. It is particularly poignant this year as our incredible nurses are 'nursing the World to health' during the pandemic. The 12th May marks the birth of the nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale. This year is particularly special as it marks 200 years since her birth. I challenge the children to find out something about Florence Nightingale and share it with their teacher. Each year in the UK, a service is held at Westminster Abbey in London where a symbolic lamp is passed from one nurse to the other and then placed, by the Dean, at the high alter. The public has been asked to light a candle at 8.30pm and place in the window to mark the extraordinary efforts of the nurses in the fight to tackle the coronavirus.

 

 

The very kind people at National book tokens have an amazing give away to win £5000 of new books for our school. Please follow the link below to nominate our school to win.

 

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

 

They also have a brilliant competition for the children to design a national book token and win a £10 book token for them and each of their class friends.

 

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/create-a-national-book-token-for-your-class

 

Monday 11th May 

 

At this time of uncertainty, disrupted routine and restricted freedom, it’s understandable to be feeling anxious. We would like to share a toolkit which includes resources for school staff, parents and carers and children to help manage anxiety and improve wellbeing during the coronavirus crisis. 

 

You will find practical activities such as mindful crafts, breathing exercises and other self-care ideas, informative videos, emotional expression worksheets and helpful strategies to address anxiety. 

 

These resources are from Mentally Healthy Schools. We shall continue to share the resources we receive however please do contact us if you would like further support at this time. 

Supporting parents and carers through disruption

This video provides guidance to parents and carers about how they can support themselves and their children during any disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Thursday 7th May- PM update

 

Have you been over and seen Mrs Pye-Beraet’s weekly round up on her page including a very special message from all of the grown- ups at King’s Court? A huge thank you to Miss Fancy for putting it together for us!

 

As we draw to the end of another week of home learning, we would like to take the time to celebrate with those children who have earned an Above and Beyond award this week. Take a look at the tab above. A huge WELL DONE to those children!

 

Enjoy your long weekend, take care and stay safe!

 

Thursday 7th May

 

Yesterday was National Teacher Day, which recognises the dedication of our teachers across the country. This year, this day is particularly special as, we are recognising our parents as teachers too.

 

As senior learners, it’s the one where our whole team pulled together to achieve an impossible task to manage the teaching and learning of children at home and at school during uncertain times.

 

The one when our school community has pulled together to go above and beyond everyday to teach our children at home by finding new ways to teach, care for and interact with our children.

 

As teachers and support staff, this was the time we saw children being children again. Children creating their own incredible learning journeys and demostrating creativity, passion and a continued love for learning, while surrounded by their whole family.

 

This generation of children have had the unique opportunity to learn and play at home, surrounded by their family.  An opportunity to bond with their brothers and sisters and celebrate their learning achievements together on a daily basis.  The family time we have together is so precious and will always be remembered.

 

Our teachers are so proud of how resilient our children are being. They are embracing this new way of learning and showing just how special they are.

 

We all want to thank everyone in our community for continuing to go above and beyond for our children and our school. WE MISS YOU ALL – Head over to 'A Message From Mrs Pye- Beraet' for a special message from all the staff at King’s Court First School. 

 

Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates.  See you later. 

Wednesday 6th May

What makes a good teacher?
 

Patience, wanting to help people learn, being a good listener, having creative ideas - these are just a few qualities.

 

Are teachers just in the classroom?

 

No. Especially not at present. You can be taught new things by a variety of different people in your life.

 

What does it feel like to teach someone something new?

 

It feels WONDERFUL! 
 

Have you taught someone something new this week? If not, what could you teach someone else to do?

 

On Monday we asked you to become mini teachers and send us in a video clip of you teaching a topic that you’ve learnt about or a new skill that you could share with someone else. Don’t forget to send your clips to your class teachers so that we can share them with your friends. It would be lovely to create a virtual classroom where you can all share your knowledge.

 

Send your clips to Class Dojo or your class email. We cannot wait to see them!

Tuesday 5th May

 

In the early years we love our outdoor learning, spending our time both inside and out for the majority of our day! We also have a dedicated session to outdoor learning each week. I know this is something many of us have been missing. We have been so fortunate of gorgeous weather since in lock down but any early years practitioner we tell you we don't need the sunshine to be outside.

 

Please see below a fantastic free resource to get you and your children learning through the beautiful outdoors whether it is using your own outside space or safely in your daily 1 hour exercise time.


Have fun and remember to share with your teacher through class dojo or your class email address. 

 

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/ - to get your 30 days wild pack.

 

We also have another exciting opportunity to tell you about, your local Redwood Estate Agency is running a competition for the children of Old Windsor. They would like you to send them any drawings or paintings in support of the frontline workers and the NHS to display in their front window. There will also be a prize up for grabs! They ask that you post them through their shop letterbox by Monday 11th May. Please remember to send them to your class teachers too, so we can add to our very own Nightingale Ward on the website. Good Luck! 

Monday 4th May 

This week it is National Teacher Day and National Astronauts – Space Day so we thought it would be fun to celebrate both.

 

We are asking you to be the teachers this week! 

 

We are opening up our classrooms to mini teachers. We want you to teach us something new this week. Maybe something you learnt about Space?

 

Today we launch a new trial subscription with Busy Things. Busy Things is website full of interactive learning and games. In the key stage 1 and 2 section there is a Space Day special events page for us all to discover more about National Space Day. (screenshot below) 

 

Record a short clip of you teaching us all something new. It doesn’t have to be about Space. Have you learnt a new skill recently? Or have you discovered something really cool you want to share with your class?

 

Upload your clips to your Class Dojo and teacher will share a few throughout the week. We are looking forward to seeing our King’s Court mini teachers. 

 

Go to: 

 

https://www.busythings.co.uk/play/#

 

Our school login details for the next 28 days are: 

 

Your Classroom Login

Username: KCpupil

Password: busy123

 

 

 

Friday 1st May - pm 

As we draw to the end of another week of Home Learning, we would like to take the time to celebrate with those children who have earned an Above and Beyond award this week. Take a look at the tab above. A huge WELL DONE to those children!

 

We would also like to wish everyone who has celebrated their birthday, a very big HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We hope you had a great time celebrating at home with your families.

 

Have a restful weekend, take care and stay safe!

Happy Birthday Song

Let's sing Happy Birthday to all the birthday children of King's Court.

Friday 1st May 

 

Head over to our 'A Message From Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates this week and to celebrate the May birthdays.  See you later. 

 

Just before you head over to Mrs Pye-Beraet's page. Miss Mears would like to share how delighted she is to have already received her first science entry. Well done Cary!

Thursday 30th April

 

Science challenge this month was to make a collage with different materials.  Thank you to Lexi in Owls and Lucy in Hedgehogs for their entries.  When we are back in school they will be displayed proudly in the front office.  The next science challenge has been put up.  Any entries need to be sent to Miss Mears at badger@rbwm.org.uk

 

The Big Sing - Please keep singing and rehearsing the song.  If your parents would like to record your version and send it to your teachers we can share our wonderful song

Wednesday 29th April

Last Sunday (26th April) should have been the London Marathon. As the marathon could not go ahead, the 2.6 Challenge was created due to the number of miles in a marathon (26) and also the date on which the event was due to take place. 

 

Lots of people chose a challenge related to the numbers 2.6 or 26. They could do anything so long as it related to these values. Have a look at the link below to see some of the challenges chosen.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52438302

 

What challenge would you do relating to 2.6 or 26? 

 

A number of children from King's Court have taken on challenges of their own to raise money for important charities. A very big WELL DONE to you! If you have completed a challenge, please let us know about it. We would love to hear about your achievements.

 

Here are just some children who have been 'going the extra mile'...

Mark & Shreya from Deer Class have both run 5km and pledged £5 for the NHS. An amazing effort smiley

Tuesday 28th April- National Superhero Day

 

National Superhero Day began in 1995 when Marvel went out on to the streets to ask children what they would like their superhero power to be.

 

The following phrase "Not all superheroes wear capes" could not be truer than right now with all our key workers working to keep us safe! Heroes come in many different guises, from emergency service uniforms, the neighbour across the road who collects your shopping or Captain Tom Moore for walking around his garden 100 times at the age of 99 and raising an incredible £30,000,000 for charity. 

 

Here is a link to help wish him a very happy 100th birthday, whether you choose to print of a template to colour or create a home made card, you will also find the address to send it to here:  https://www.postoffice.co.uk/captain-toms-birthday

 

Who is your real life superhero? It might be the emergency services, somebody you know working on the front line, a friend, a family member, someone who is helping to keep you safe at home. You could draw your superhero or create your own and then share it with your teacher. You might also like to make your own mask to celebrate today. You may like to use the templates below.

Monday 27th April

 

Happy Monday! ☀️ 

We would like to start the week with sharing the wonderful pebble paintings being done by our children of KCFS.

Our Happiness Tree has taken inspiration from a group of children who love to paint and hide decorated pebbles with kind messages. 

Last week they decided to start a NHS thank you collection. We loved the idea so much we thought it would be nice to create a Kings Court Happiness Tree. 

After celebrating earth day this week we have all been more aware of the beautiful natural world around us and we have the most wonderful tree in our school drive way.

On Friday we invited you all to decorate your own pebble thanking the NHS and key workers who work hard to keep us safe. Children have been sharing this at #childrenofKCFS. 

This week we invite you one at a time to lay your pebble at the base of our tree - sending happiness to its roots. Please do not touch anyone else’s and only approach the tree if nobody else is there we must continue to stay safe and self distance while creating this community project. 

We are now looking for a creative and fun way to share a some happiness around the trunk of our tree.... are you a knitter? Can you braid or plait wool?  

We don’t want to harm our tree in anyway so we thought we could add a splash of colour with wool? Prehaps if we all choose a colour we could create a rainbow 🌈 from the roots to the branches? 

 

 

Painting Pebbles Tutorial by Painting Stones 101

This is a simple 101 video for painted-stones or pebbles. Don't forget our school hashtag and to share your designs with us.

Friday 24th April

 

Good morning and welcome to a beautiful, sunny day!

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning for the Friday weekly round-up. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates this week. See you later. 

 

Thursday 23rd April

 

We hope everyone is beginning to get back into home learning.  Today I would like to share some news about bitesize who are offering many interactive ways to consolidate the work set on your webpage.  Over the next few weeks we will be sharing different tasks/clips to try out.  

 

Follow this link for more information

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

 

Thank you to Lucy in Hedgehogs who has sent Miss Mears a fabulous collage for the science challenge.  Remember last entries to kingscourt.badger@rbwm.org.uk by 30th April.

 

Daily tasks are set on your class page and please send an email to your class teacher if you haven't accessed class dojo.  It is an amazing opportunity to share your work with everyone!

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Did you know that today is Earth Day? It is an important day when people raise awareness about looking after the planet for today and for our future.

 

How can we continue to heal our planet? Take some time to research a good cause and see how you and your family might be able to help make a difference.

 

This 'helping hand' could look like some posters to raise awareness. We have our new Facebook page which we would be happy for children to contribute to so that they can raise awareness and build their campaigns of support. Please send any work to your class email. 

 

Look at the websites below for inspiration and more information. You could become an Earth Ranger completing a few missions on the website below.

 

 

Here are some other activities you could do to celebrate Earth Day 2020.

Tuesday 21st April

Good Morning,

 

Hopefully you found everything you needed yesterday to get you back in to the swing of home learning. Please remember you can email your child's class teacher if you have any questions.

 

As we continue to find ourselves in these unprecedented times, it can be extremely concerning for us all especially our littlest people.

 

Today we would like to share a few activities that might be able to support different emotions at this difficult time.

Remember you can also use the mindfulness cards from yesterday.

 

We would also like to signpost you to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary which has an amazing amount of resources and activities. We will also be sharing different clips and tasks from here over the next few weeks. Let your teacher know what you have found and enjoyed.

 

We also have some very exciting news to announce...

We now have our very own Facebook and Instagram page. So if you are on social media please head over and give us a like or a follow. 

Facebook- kingscourtfirstschool

Instagram- King's Court First School @KCFSchool

 

Continue to keep in contact via your class email or using Class Dojo.

Here's some Mindful Minutes Brain Break Cards and Brain Break Breathing Exercises for a calm start to our summer home learning ...

What would you do if? Life Skills Questions

Monday 20th April 2020

 

Hello and welcome back to our virtual school for the summer term.  We hope you have enjoyed your Easter break and had lots of fun at home, or outdoors walking in the sunshine.

 

Home learning begins today!  Your teachers will be working very hard to upload a range of activities to help you with your learning.  We want to make sure that you keep on learning at home and enjoy a range of different activities.  Remember to take lots of breaks and do other things as well. 

 

Helping your family at home is very important for everyone.  Learning life skills is equally important! 

 

Do you know how to make your bed and remember to put your toys and clothes away? 

Is there something new you would like to learn, such as, planting flowers in a pot or how to make a sandwich? 

Ask your parents about different things you would like to learn how to do at home.  Always talk to an adult first to ensure that the activity is safe and they can help you.

 

Remember to check out your Class Dojo page and King’s Court’s To Do List.

 

 King’s Court To Do List:

  • Draw a picture for our King's Court NHS Nightingale Ward gallery details on our class pages
  • Get permission to join your Class Dojo- details posted below
  • Have a go at the great games and calm zone on the Childline website - details posted below
  • Listen to a story by David Walliams - Link below 
  • Play on MyMaths and TTRockstars - Links on class pages 
  • Practise the King's Court BIG SING song on Mrs Pye-Beraet's page 
  • Have a go at April's Science Challenge - details posted below
  • Email my class teacher with an update on my home learning or just to say hi! 

 

King’s Court Monthly Science Challenge! 

Our April Science Challenge is here! Email your entries to Miss Mears at kingscourt.badger@rbwm.org.uk . Good Luck! 

 

Friday 3rd April - PM Update

 

Good Afternoon, 

I’m sure you are all looking forward to the Easter break which officially begins for you all at 12pm today! 

 

Hope you have enjoyed our first two weeks of home learning. It’s been great to see a few fancy-dress 'PE with joe' pictures this afternoon! 

 

Don’t forget…

 

Home learning begins again on Monday 20th April with our Easter Bonnet Parade Gallery on Mrs Pye- Beraet page and our brand-new Class Dojo pages. See our Wednesday post for more information and instructions of how to sign up. 

 

Each class has a few Easter activities to keep you busy and Mrs Pye-Beraet uploaded a little activity booklet on her page this morning too.

 

Have a wonderful two weeks with your families.
 

 

Before you go check our new Above and Beyond page above to see the photo gallery for this week’s winners.

 

This week our Above and Beyond Winners are...Drum roll please...

 

Robin Class: William for such a range of lovely home learning. 

Rabbit Class: Jack for his fantastic presentation in phonics home learning.

Otter Class: Regan for such a wonderful Spring poem.

Squirrel Class: Sophie for her dedication to her home learning.

Hedgehog Class: Ayyan for his dedication to complete such a range of lovely home learning activities while sharing his own ideas with his friends and Lucy for continuing to interact and engage with all our learning opportunities. 

Owl Class: Hayden for his determination and effort in his remote work and Lexi for her focus and determination on MyMaths.

Badger Class: Danaya for perseverance and commitment to her home learning. 

Deer Class: Roxy for completing such a range of home learning activities and Maisie for being so creative with her home learning. 

Keyworker Class: Erin, Freya and Matilda for putting a smile on Mrs Pye-Beraet and Miss Fancy's faces this week with our home/school learning. 

 

 

Friday 3rd April 

 

Good morning, 

 

Head over to our 'a message from Mrs Pye-Beraet' page this morning to help celebrate our King's Court March and April birthdays. Don't forget to come back this afternoon to the Whole School page to hear who has won our Above and Beyond certificates this week. See you later. 

Thursday 2nd April 

 

Everyone knows a teacher’s favourite thing is a 'To Do List!' :0) 

 

What can you tick off?

 

King’s Court To Do List:

  • Draw a picture for our King's Court NHS Nightingale Ward gallery details on our class pages
  • Get permission to join your Class Dojo- details posted yesterday
  • Have a go at the great games and calm zone on the Childline website - Wednesday's post 
  • Listen to a story by David Walliams - Link below 
  • Play on MyMaths and TTRockstars - Links on class pages 
  • Practise the King's Court BIG SING song on Mrs Pye-Beraet's page 
  • Have a go at April's Science Challenge - posted today 
  • Email my class teacher with an update on my home learning or just to say hi! 

 

King’s Court Monthly Science Challenge! 

Our April Science Challenge is here! Email your entries to Miss Mears at kingscourt.badger@rbwm.org.uk . Good Luck! 

 

See you tomorrow for our Above and Beyond Assembly. 

Have a great day. 

Wednesday 1st April - PM update  (don't forget to check out this mornings update too) 

 

Good afternoon,

 

We are excited to announce that we would like to introduce Class Dojo to our home learning platform. 

 

What is ClassDojo?

ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom home through photos, videos, and messages. We know many children are missing their friends and this is such a fun way for us all to interact together safely while we are not in school. 

 

Whats Next - How it works?

To ensure we have Class Dojo in place for the return of home learning on Monday 20th April please can you email 

your class teacher with permission for your child to join our 'virtual classroom'. Our teachers can then send you a parent invite to join our King's Court class communities too. 

 

By sending us your email you are giving permission for you and your child to join our King's Court Class Dojo pages. ​​​​​​Children will then receive their log in details ready to begin next term on Monday 20th April. 

 

Below is a copy of the Parent Letter giving full details about Class Dojo. 

 

Find out more about why we're excited to use ClassDojo, and how it is safe and simple for everyone:

 

  • www.classdojo.com/LearnMore
  • www.classdojo.com/PrivacyCenter

Introducing students to ClassDojo

Play this video for your class to share how you'll be using ClassDojo next term!

 

Wednesday 1st April- AM Update 

 

Good morning,

If I was witty enough, we would have started with an April Fool’s Day, but I think we have had enough surprises this month! :0) Happy April Fool’s day everyone! Hope you don’t get up to too much mischief! 

 

To Parent/Carers: Sometimes you don’t have all the answers, especially with such a lot of unknowns. Today we share a valuable resource for all families. As an educator I have personally used the articles and advice to tackle how to support children at this tricky time. 

 

Partner/Carer and Children: At King’s Court we have both, very young children in our school community and those of you who are about to transition to middle school.  There are a lot of unanswered questions and it's ok if there are some worries. Teachers are all still here to help. It’s important that you remember you can email your teacher using our class emails. We have also added a link below to the wonderful ChildLine website. They have so many great mindfulness and calming games which can be really helpful when our minds are feeling very busy or a little confused. 

 

The website has many features to share together such as:

 

  • Mood journals
  • Calm zone 
  • Art box
  • Info and Advice

 

I love the art box activity and my favourite calm zone tool is the ‘Let it go box’ Check it out and see which is your favourite. I have found some of the advice really helpful when helping our children at King’s Court School. 

 

Please email me at kingscourt.hedgehog@rbwm.org.uk if you would like to talk, ask me a question or share any of the activities you have done. You can also talk with any of your teachers as usual on their class email addresses below. 

 

 

Anyone child can call Childline for free on 0800 1111. 

 

Just like in school you can talk to any of our teachers just send us an email:

 

kingscourt.rabbit@rbwm.org.uk

kingscourt.robin@rbwm.org.uk

 

kingscourt.otter@rbwm.org.uk

kingscourt.squirrel@rbwm.org.uk

kingscourt.hedgehog@rbwm.org.uk

 

kingscourt.owl@rbwm.org.uk

kingscourt.badger@rbwm.org.uk

kingscourt.deer@rbwm.org.uk

 

Don't forget to send your teacher a funny joke to put on our class pages for April Fool's Day.  

Tomorrow is April 1st...April Fool’s Day

We would love it if you could send a funny joke to your teacher to put on your class page for April Fool’s Day.

 

Here’s one from Mrs Pye-Beraet to get you started.

 

Who’s the smartest sweetie in the class?

... a smartie! laugh

Tuesday 31st March 

 

Good morning, 

 

The children of King’s Court School are keeping the smiles on our faces! It really is so gorgeous to see your home learning updates. Please keep them coming in! 

 

It is very unusual for us all to be teaching and learning through a computer screen. It is very important to take regular breaks and remember there are plenty of non-screen activities on all our class pages. 

 

When using different devices or the internet, please be mindful of the things we need to do to keep safe. We have our E-Safety Page under the children tab on the school website. 

 

Today we would like to share a few little videos to remind us of how we can stay safe.

 

 

This video remind us that it's much better playing on the internet with an adult

One of the key missions of Child Focus is prevention. This clip was made as an e-safety awareness campaign for children between 4 and 8 years.

The video below is great to help children understand the importance of not giving their details out online and how virtual communities work. Children in our school shouldn’t be using the internet unsupervised and should not be using ‘chat’ features. This video is designed for children ages 5+ it highlights 4 top tips and ends with a super fun song!

 

'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs - 7 yrs

Cartoon 'Lee & Kim' designed to keep children from 4 -7 years old safe on the Internet.

 

Can you name the 4 fantastic top tips? Did you like the song? :0)

 

 

We finish today with a little joke. Find the punchline (final phrase of a joke providing the humour) on our E-Safety Page on the children's tab. 

 

How do you stop your laptop batteries from running out?  *(find the answer on our E-Safety Page)

 

Have a super day- Stay safe at home and on the internet!

Monday 30th March 

Good Morning King’s Court School,

 

Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was a little less busy and our lovely teachers have had a chance to spend time with their families and make use of the key worker hours in the supermarkets! 

 

Home Learning Update:

 

Home learning will continue this week 30th March with daily updates on our Whole School Page and Mrs Pye-Bereat’s Page. Please visit your Class Page daily for learning tasks across the curriculum.

 

Home learning will then pause for children to enjoy their normal 2-week Easter Holidays with their families. Each team will have uploaded some fun activities which you might like to share together but there will be no formal home learning for 2 weeks. Our home learning will then return on Monday 20th April in line with our normal school calendar. 

 

As you can appreciate this has been quite a term for our team and everyone is continuing to go above and beyond for our school. Our SLT therefore have been determined to also ensure our teachers and support staff get their much-needed break too. This will allow us to continue to support the NHS key workers and you at home with home learning next term. 

 

As you can imagine the logistics of this have not been easy but for us to continue to safeguarded our children and our members of staff, we have taken the decision to stagger our normal ‘Easter Break’ starting from today. 

 

The implication of this on our current home learning is that the class pages for Rabbit Class, Robin Class, Otter Class and Badger Class will not have their regular home learning updates from children uploaded this week and they will not be responding to emails. There pages will be updated the week commencing 13th April.  If you have any urgent messages please email the school office at: kingscourt@rbwm.org.uWe are in the process of this being manned remotely. We will continue to inform you of any different contact details. 

 

All other class pages, our Whole School page and Mrs Pye- Beraet’s page will continue to be updated as usual within our normal school calendar dates. 

 

Thank you for your continued support. 

 

 

King's Court Bedtime Story Survey - Stories Coming Soon! 

We hope you had a chance to see the bedtime stories survey results. The overall winner was….Fantastic Mr Fox! 

 

King’s Court Top 5:

 

  1. Fantastic Mr Fox – WINNER!
  2. Matilda
  3. Super worm
  4. The Gruffalo
  5. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 

 

Answers to the challenges:

Bronze: The winner is Fantastic Mr Fox.

Silver: The top 5 winners are Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, Super worm, The Gruffalo and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. 

Gold: The stories with the same result were:

  • Little Red Hen and Little Rabbit Foo Foo
  • Where the Wild Things Are, Saving Easter and A Tale of Two Feathers
  • Old Bear and Aliens Love Underpants
  • Super worm and Matilda 

Padlock Challenge: See the image below for a fun way to remember this answer!

Friday 27th March - PM Update

 

Good Afternoon, 

 

We bring you another update this afternoon with our Above and Beyond Certificate Winners for this week. We will continue to announce these each Friday. Teachers will be selecting a child each week who has gone above and beyond in their home learning. 

 

This week our Above and Beyond Winners are.....Drum roll please...

 

Robin Class: Darcy for starting home learning before it had even been set!

Rabbit Class: Henry for sending in his wonderful home learning.

Otter Class: Mia for consistently sharing all of the wonderful learning you are doing at home.

Squirrel Class: Teddy for the diversity in his learning this week.

Hedgehog Class: Sophie D for your wonderful daily updates such a lot of hard work across the curriculum.

Owl Class: Daniel for your determination on My Maths.

Badger Class: Austin for the fabulous science work you have been doing.

Deer Class: Olivia for being the first person to share your home learning with Mrs Webb. 

Keyworker Class: Freya for such an upbeat attitude. 

 

Bedtime Story Survey 

The results are in!! Have a look at the bar chart of results over the weekend and see if you can work out which are the top 5 story titles. We will announce the winners on Monday. 

 

A few more questions to think about over the weekend: 

Bronze: Who is the winner? 

Silver: Which top 5 colours are the winners?

Gold: Which stories got the same results?

Padlock Challenge: Which is the x axle and which is the y axle? 

Above and Beyond Gallery

Friday 27th March - AM Update

Friday……We made it!!

 

Wow! What a week it has been for everyone! Our school is such a different place. We have all been doing very different roles and jobs to normal! 

 

Today’s post is purely to say thank you!

 

Thank you to Mr Madden for continuing to keep our school safe every morning and every evening.

Thank you to Ms Stainbank for being on the front line and continuing to meet all the expectations of this very bizarre logistical puzzle that is the running of our school office at this time.

Thank you to our office staff offsite continuing to work behind the scenes.

Thank you to Ms Burke and Ms Ayres and Mrs Want - lunchtimes just wouldn’t have been able to happen without you this week.

Thank you to all the teachers and support staff who have been onsite this week supporting our key worker children – ensuring they keep to all guidelines, are safe, and most importantly, having fun while learning.

Thank you to all our teachers frantically working around the clock from laptops updating, monitoring and supporting our home learning. 

Thank you to SLT for continuing to safeguard and care for our children within our community. 

 

And a big thank you to Mrs Pye-Beraet – who is yet to leave this school site!! Your dedication to our wellbeing and supporting the team through this has been inspiring for all to see. 

 

A huge thank you to all our parents who have continued to go above and beyond and home school our children. The quality of the home learning has been wonderful to see. Please continue to send us your updates. Teachers go into this profession to be surrounded by children everyday so it is a very surreal to be working behind a laptop screen. Please keep us smiling with your great updates! 

 

Most important thank you of the week is to the wonderful children of King’s Court for being so brave and dedicated to continuing your love of learning. You have received a huge SHOUT OUT from all your teachers you have all shown elements of our crown jewels of learning this week. We are all very proud of you. 

 

We end our post with a final enormous thank you to all our key workers, doctors, nurses, fellow teachers, delivery drivers, food distributors, emergency services, refuse workers…and everyone still dedicated to helping our community on a daily basis. 

 

#Stayhomestaysafe 

 

King’s Court Monthly Science Challenge!  

 

This month is about to come to an end any final entries to be sent to class emails please. We have extended the deadline until Monday 30th March just as it has been a very busy few weeks…Don’t worry if you missed this month’s we will be announcing the April challenge on Wednesday. 

 

Thursday 26th March

Happy Thursday!!

 

As we come to the end of our first home learning week we have a few questions!

 

Have you been checking out our daily updates?

Have you seen our Whole School Page?

Have you seen Mrs-Pye- Beraet singing on her very own message page?

Have you visited your Class Page to see what everyone else is up to?

Have you taken our Bedtime Story Survey?

 

 

Together we are striving for 3 hours of learning time a day. Please continue to check our Whole SchoolClass Pages and A Messagae From Mrs Pye-Beraet daily to see what is new. 

 

  • Class pages have been designed with independent learning with links to Mymath, TTRockStars, 5-a-day, REAL PE, Newsround and many more on our Weblinks List to boost our learning time.

 

  • Our Whole School Page with keep you up-to-date with new links, whole school event, survey results and competitions.

 

  • Mrs Pye-Beraet’s page is full of daily messages, photos from in school and tips for activities. 

 

 

Today’s little update is a poster below of all free daily resources you can be using at home. Along with the announcement of our new membership with ‘Pearsons Active Learn’ which will be activated for all children next week.

 

Have a great day and don't forget to vote for your favourite bedtime stories. 

Voting closes tomorrow at 11am!

 

Wednesday 25th March 

 

We have an eye on you!  :0)

 

There has been an amazing amount of Mymaths going on. Teachers have been frantically updating and adding more activities for children that are racing through! Remember to vary your screen and non-screen activities. If you have not signed in we know who you are! We can see!! Please contact your class email if you have lost your log in details.

 

Our class emails are working well and it’s been just what our wonderful teachers have needed. It’s been lovely to see your little faces getting stuck into home learning. 

 

It’s not a competition but there are a few teachers not ‘feeling the love’ Come on guys – let’s see what you have been up to! 

 

Finally, this morning click on the link below from 9am to take our bedtime story survey. Help the teachers to pick the stories they will record for a bedtime story next week.  

 

 

Have a great day! 

 

Tuesday 24th March 

Good Evening,

 

As our second day of home learning draws to an end David Walliams announces that one audio story a day will be available over the next 30 days for FREE! Head on over for tonight's bedtime story...

 

As a thank you to David some of our teachers are going to record a few bedtime stories for our children at King's Court. We would love to hear what stories you would like us to read. Check back tomorrow to take our Bedtime Story Survey.

 

Happy Reading! 

Good Morning,

 

Hope you all had a wonderful first home learning day. 800,000 children tuned in to do PE with Joe yesterday morning. We are so proud that some of them were our children and adults from King’s Court First School. Don't forget to join in again today at 9am. 

 

We have already seen so many wonderful home learning areas that you have created. Please keep photos coming in to the class emails and we will post those that have written permission. 

 

A quick note to our parents. This is a very unusual time and we do want to keep some normality for our children which is why we have worked hard to provide you with timetables and with lots of learning opportunities at home. 

 

There are no expectations for you to complete everything provided. We have been busy uploading a range of activities as all children learn and work at a different pace. Where possible work can be done in our homework books.

 

If together we strive to achieve a well-structured 3 hours of learning a day, we will be supporting our children well. 

 

We know many of you will still be working from home at this time so we have included independent activities such as Mymaths and TTRockstars. Children can be doing these to boost their learning time along with the list of Whole School Website links at the top of each class page. 

 

We will continue to ask for regular learning update emails with photos or videos. We look forward to hearing what you get up to today.

 

Have a great day.

 

Monday 23rd March 

 

 

Welcome to our new whole school webpage...

 

KEEP

CALM

AND

HOMESCHOOL

ON

 

 Thank you for your continued support and kind words. It's been lovely to hear children enjoyed reading our letter addressed to them on Friday.

 

We are now pleased to inform you that after a lot of hardwork and dedication from our wonderful teachers.

 Our home learning will commences on Monday 23rd March at 9am. We have added a few tips below to get you started. Please check back for regular updates.

 

  • This weekend ask your child/children to help you set up their home learning area ready for Monday. Give children ownership of what this looks like and encourage them to take responsibility for keeping it clean and tidy. Please send a photo of your child’s learning area to your class email and we will post a few below. (Parents please give written permission in the email if you are happy for them to be posted on our website) 

 

  • Aim to start creating a clear structure and routine from Monday; we have provided you with a suggested timetable to help support this.  

 

 

  • Share the timetable for the day with your child/children. Let them in on it! This is their learning journey. Build their independence by giving them control and ownership of their own learning.

 

  • Encourage the children to be independent! If you’re asked “Can you do this for me?” remind them of what we would do at school - “Why don’t we have a go at using your growth mindset and give it a go first. I’m here to help if you need me once you have had a try- remember we can learn from any mistakes.”

 

  • Be mindful of screen time! This is tricky in the current climate as our home leaning will be at times dependent on the onscreen activities. We will do all we can to provide a range of non-screen learning too, aiming to use resources and equipment you are likely to have at home. Ensure children have regular ‘Brain breaks’, perhaps either a quick game of Simon says or a lap of the house!

 

  • King’s Court children have all been given a free month trial of 5-a-day Fitness with home access for all. These are 5 minute exercise routines and 2 minute chill outs! The latter is for you as parents! 

 

  • Talking is going to be key over the next few weeks. Remind children of our school behaviour system of Ready, Respectful, Safe. We are yet to find a situation when those 3 key words don’t apply. Try it out we will upload our behaviour blueprint below to support further. 

 

  • Finally have fun! Enjoy this time with your child/children. Remember we are here to offer support if needed. Please visit our whole school and class pages regularly for updates. Our class email addresses are there for sharing any home learning. (please give written permission in each email if you are happy for the photo or video clip to be uploaded to our website) 

King's Court home learning launches on Monday 23rd March at 9am with "P.E with Joe"

Starting Monday 23rd March Joe is going to be hosting free workouts aimed at kids LIVE on his YouTube channel. We welcome Joe onboard as King's Court newest PE teacher.....

PE with Joe @ King's Court - WELL DONE KIDS - Same time tomorrow!

A Message from 5-a-day…

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

King’s Court First School has subscribed to a free trial account with 5-a-day Fitness including home access for pupils. You have been authorised for home access usage as a parent/carer of a pupil/s at the school. You will receive the school log in details on Monday 23rd March. 

 

5-a-day Fitness is the ultimate fun fitness resource for primary schools. Increase your child’s/children’s daily physical activity with our online 5-minute exercise routines, and 2-minute chill-out routines. Many of our resources are also available in French, Spanish and Welsh to help promote cross-curricular language learning.

 

Our Home Access allows pupils and parents/carers to use 5-a-day Fitness resources at home, helping to keep children active and healthy after school, at weekends, and over the holidays.

 

There’s no preparation required, simply log in, select a video routine, join in, have fun, get fit and learn at home!

 

All resources are made in-house, with the music and choreography being written, created and licensed with education and school age appropriateness in mind. Each activity routine enhances kinaesthetic learning, and utilises both audio and visual instructions and demonstrations. Resources are differentiated by complexity, and the language learning resources each have 3 levels of difficulty, making 5-a-day Fitness an amazing cross-curricular learning resource for children.

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