Wednesday 20th May
Oh my, another week has passed already and, just like all of the other weeks, I am still missing you!
After feeling a little down and fed up last week, I decided to spend some time doing the things that I enjoy the most. It is tricky to find the time to do special things sometimes, especially when we are usually so busy at school! So, I decided to do some baking at home. There are many reasons to why I enjoy baking; making something look beautiful, having some calm and quiet time, being creative and of course, the tasty treat that I have at the end of all of my hard work! However, my favourite part about baking is seeing the smiles on people's faces as they taste your special creation. I needed to see some smiles this week, just because seeing others smile always makes me smile! So, I decided to bake some special biscuits and I delivered them to all of my new neighbours. I stood back as I watched them open the door to find the scrumptious delivery on their doorstep and just seeing the beaming smiles on their faces make me feel so happy!
I wonder whether you could do something special this week to make somebody smile? Making extra effort for another person can make you just as happy too. Perhaps you could sit down to create a special picture for somebody or write a letter to a friend (I saw Luna and Amelia doing that this week on our Twitter page - how lovely girls!). You could build something for your Mummy or Daddy or even bake like I did. Whatever you do, don’t forget to watch for their smiles as they receive your gift - that's the best bit!
Lots of love,
Miss Wright xx
Wednesday 13th May
How are we all this week? It feels like all of this has been going on for a really long time now and I'm finding myself missing you more and more every week. I'm beginning to find it really difficult not being able to watch you grow and learn and at times, it makes me feel really sad. But, I have been reminding myself of some of the wonderful things that we have done in school and the fun times that we have already shared! Can you remember our Christmas Nativity? It was so much fun seeing you all dressed up and you made all of us almost burst with pride! Thinking of our volcano experiment last half term makes me smile too - we were all so nervous and excited to see the volcano erupt. But, my favourite times with you and the memories which make me smile the most are out story times. I love nothing more than getting cosy on our carpet and escaping into a magical world with you. I am super excited at the thought of sharing stories with you again and created more amazing memories together at school.
I sent a message to Mr Sunshine yesterday, asking him to come back! Life at home is so much better when the sun is shining and by the beautiful weather that I can see out of my window today, he listened! So, I hope that you have another wonderful week and weekend in the sunshine. We may not be able to make special memories together at school, but you are soooo lucky to be able to create them at home with your families. Enjoy every moment Reception and I look forward to seeing you again soon (fingers crossed!).
Lots of love,
Miss Wright xxx
Wednesday 6th May
How are you? I am missing you all so much! I have been receiving lots of amazing emails from you all and it has just been wonderful to see your beautiful work and happy, smiling faces. Some of you have really been enjoying our topics. I have seen amazing minibeast projects and superb rockets! It makes me so happy that you are still learning about these wonderful things whilst at home. Have you spotted my special story time for you all on our website? I hope that you enjoy it!
This week at school, we would have been talking and thinking about wishing upon a star – just like in the story of Pinocchio! A wish is something special that your heart hopes will happen. If you could make one special wish, what would you wish for? My wish would be to keep all of you and our loved ones safe and healthy. Then, we can return to school and enjoy the summer learning, exploring, investigating and having fun! Perhaps you could write down your special wish and share it on our Twitter page? I think that they would make a lot of people smile.
Lots of love,
Miss Wright xx
Wednesday 29th April
How are you all? I miss you all so much! This week I have been having lots of fun at school. We have been creative making lovely crafts, we have enjoyed learning outdoors and loved being active with Liam. However, my favourite part of the week has to be ringing you all to see how you are. You all sound so happy and have been doing so many wonderful things at home! I have heard stories about you riding your bikes, playing in the garden, hunting for minibeasts, reading stories, playing games with your families, baking, exercising and practising your maths, reading and writing skills! I am so proud of you all for showing your family everything that you have learnt so far at Stalyhill and for trying to learn even more whilst at home.
During my evenings, I have been getting rather excited at the possibility of spotting Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites. Wow, what a beautiful and special sight it was to see the bright train of lights in the night sky! Seeing them sparked so much excitement for me to learn more about what else is in space. I have been learning all about stars by researching on the internet and did you know that there are all different types of stars? The nearest star to earth (where we live) is actually the sun! What a fantastic fact! I wonder if you could research and learn more about the stars, or even the planets.
Whilst doing my research, I found the most exciting website called Story Time from Space where a group of amazing astronauts read stories whilst in space! Here is my favourite one https://storytimefromspace.com/ada-twist-scientist/. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
Lots of love, Miss Wright xx
Thursday 23rd April
Goodness me, another week has passed already! I am missing you all so much, but I always take some time, every day, to think of each and every one of you and all of the things that you have already accomplished. You have all worked so hard during your first year at Stalyhill Infant School and have all grown in so many different ways! You have all made new friends, learnt how to ride a bike, started your amazing journey towards being a reader, built in confidence to try new things (which is sometimes a little scary) and so much more! You made every day at Stalyhill Infant School an absolute pleasure for all of your teachers! I can’t wait for the day that we can return safely to school so that you can continue to flourish.
Next week I will be at school looking after our keyworker children which is a very important job. But Mrs Lockett has also given me an extra, very special job of ringing you all to see how you all are. I am so excited! So, take a peek on our website to see our new Summer learning tasks and have fun thinking about our new topic. Then, you can tell me all about it during our phone call next week!
Keep smiling Reception, I know I will be when I hear your voices next week!
Lots of love, Miss Wright xx
Tuesday 14th April
What a lovely weekend it has been! I had a very exciting visit from the Easter Bunny who brought me lots of chocolate and very kindly let me know how you all are after delivering all of your eggs! It makes me so happy to know that you are all having such a wonderful time at home with your family.
This lovely weather has been such a treat for us so I have been enjoying most of my time in the outdoors. I have loved looking at how everything is changing through spring time. Yesterday, I noticed that some daffodils had grown right by my house. I wasn't the only one to notice though - lots of bees came to visit them too! I wonder if you have noticed any changes to the environment around your house?
Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos on our school twitter page. I absolutely love looking at them and seeing what you're all up to. I hope that you have had a wonderful Easter weekend with your loved ones and enjoyed your lovely treats to celebrate such a special day.
Speak soon, Miss Wright xx
Wednesday 1st April
We have now enjoyed another week of special time with our families at home - how lucky are we?! I've been keeping busy by planning and preparing lots of wonderful learning for us and I have my fingers and toes crossed that we will have a chance to do it together soon! Have you been enjoying your learning at home with your family?
I spent some time in the garden yesterday and after watering my plants, I spotted a worm wriggling its way over my garden path! I decided to do a spot of research using Kid-Rex (child-friendly search engine) and did you know that worms don't have any lungs? They breathe through their skin! I wonder if you could find out anymore super facts about worms or any other minibeasts you might find in your garden.
I feel a little lost not being able to teach you but I'm really enjoying keeping in touch with these messages every week. Please try to pop some pictures onto our school twitter, seeing your faces would really make my day! Keep up the super work and continue to spread your wonderful happiness around your house.
Miss Wright xx
Wednesday 25th March
Well, what a quiet place Stalyhill Infant School is without you all filling it with happiness and laughter! This week, I have been at school with some of our children whilst their Mummies and Daddies go to work. We have had a lovely time making crafts, being active with Joe Wicks, spending lots of time in the beautiful sunshine and we have had lots of opportunities to escape into wonderful adventures by reading so many amazing stories! I am missing you all greatly but I am sure that you are having an amazing time at home with your families (and Buddy Bear too). I hope that you are finding our learning challenges exciting, some of your photos on our school Twitter page look like you're having lots of fun!
I'll be keeping in touch over the next few weeks so keep working hard and impressing your Mummies and Daddies with your super learning.
Speak soon, Miss Wright :) x