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Willow Room Blog....

                                              WELCOME TO WILLOW ROOM.

 

Hello all, Story Time!

The story is ‘This is the bear and the Picnic Lunch’ by Sarah Hayes and Illustrated by Helen Craig

                                                       The rhyme Is ‘Cuddle Him’.

When you’re feeling down,

When you’re feeling blue,

Go and get your teddy,

Here’s the thing to do,

Cuddle him!

Snuggle him!

Show him that you care,

Then you’ll feel much better,

When you’ve hugged your teddy bear!

this is the bear.MOV

 

 

Hi everyone, take a look at the children shows on at Z-Arts. 

They are so excited to be running some brilliant shows during the Easter break to keep your little ones entertained. With the tickets from just £3 per screen, they have everything from creative learning, poetry and we're even going to blast off in to outer space!

Check out the shows below to find out what to expect!

April 6th: Play-Along Plink and Boo

April 7th: Robot Boy

April 9th: AlgoRHYTHM From Home

April 10th: Dragons and Goblins and Magic and YOU!

Click on the link to learn more: https://www.z-arts.org/see-whats-on/?category=childrens-shows&dm_i=4V00,HAGU,10IYRT,21KVC,1#whats-on

 

Hello everyone, especially parents of children who have SEND. 

More information on our local offer

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKMANCHESTER/bulletins/2c4c234

We are having a visit from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission to look at how Manchester has supported children and young people with Special Educational Needs and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ofsted and CQC would really like to hear your views.

 https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Survey_for_Parents_and_Carers_Area_Five/   

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Survey_for_Young_People_with_SEND_Area_Five/ 

Here are some new activities to keep you busy this week...

Dan the flying man (2).MOV

Remote Learning 2 Spring 2 .docx

 

Hi everyone - here is our story of the week and activities to enjoy...

splishy sploshy.MOV

Remote Learning 1 Spring 2 .docx

Please continue to share your lockdown stories with Shabnam and Christina!

Some important information for families with children who have SEND
There are still places on the Working with your child during lockdown session 1-2.30 on Thursday, 11th February, run by Educational Psychologists from One Education. 
Please contact Donna for more information

 Willow Spring 1 - Remote Learning 6.docx

Hey Diddle diddle rhyme.docx

The Train Ride Story.MOV

Shabnam's Lockdown story video.MOV

Willow Spring 1 - Remote Learning 4.docx

Who's in the shed.MOV

old macdonald.docx

Willow Spring 1 Remote Learning3.docx

I looked Through My window Big Book Story.MOV

Hickory Dickory.docx

 here are the activities to extend the story Baby Bear, Baby Bear by Bill Martin Jnr/Eric Carle

Daniel is reading the story "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" 

brown bear brown bear-wk2.MOV

Willow Spring 1 Remote Learning2 (1).docx

 Baby bear baby bear.MOV

Willow Spring 1 Remote Learning.docx

Arctic Animal Yoga Poses.jpg 

 

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A little calm down yoga session for the festive season!  Penguins and snowflakes.

Winter Yoga Day.MOV

Hello everyone, I hope you are all safe and well whilst you are not in school.  I will be posting some learning activities onto the blog over the next week or so.  Also, please check your child's Tapestry.  Your key worker has been putting activities on there just for your child during this time.  Please remember to "like"  and comment.  We are looking forward to  hearing about all the things you have been doing.

See you all soon - Donna, Steph and the team.

 

Welcome to Willow Room Christmas activity blog - we hope you enjoy taking part.

blog willow- winter-activities 4.docx

salt dough recipe.docx

Saltdough Snowmen.docx

blog willow- winter-activities 3 (1).docx

 

blog-willow- winter-activities2.docx

 

winter 1-lockdown.docx

 

Welcome to our countdown to the Winter Festival, we hope you like our Winter Poem.  hope you have fun learning it with your child!

winter poem.docx

Here is a poem by Shirley Hughes all about the cold.

Cold.MOV

Introducing Daniel...

Interviewing Daniel.MOV

 

This week, our Rhyme Time Challenge is called "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear!"  Have fun learning the rhyme and please upload your photos to Tapestry! 

Teddy bear, teddy bear.MOV

 

Hi everyone, here is our rhyme time challenge - 5 Currant Buns.  Enjoy and please post to Tapestry any activities you have enjoyed with your child. 

Currant bun video clip.MOV

Currant bun recipe.docx

Reading books are going out this week - here is Steph giving you some top tips on how to share the book with your child.

Reading book blog.MOV

 

Hello everybody, here is our second rhyme all about an elephant!  Have fun learning the rhyme and getting your child to copy the actions!

 An Elephant.MOV

Hello everyone and welcome to our blog!  We are taking part in rhyme time challenges across the year.  The first rhyme we are learning is: Jelly on a Plate.  Here are the children practising their rhyme for the first time.  Please can you practice with your child and let us know how you get on using Tapestry?  Thanks, Donna and the Willow Team.

 

Jelly on the Plate.MOV

 

We look forward to seeing you all in September.  please contact Dee if you need any further information about your child's transition to Willow Room.

Here is a welcome from our head Lisa and Deputy/SENDCo, Donna

Welcome from our head, Lisa.MOV

Welcome from our deputy and SENDCo.MOV

Take a little look at Willow room both indoors and outdoors.  We will have lots of fun!

Willow classroom.MOV

Willow outdoor.MOV

 

Hello everyone, we hope you are keeping safe and well.  Enjoy our stories and activities we have planned for you and please let us know if you need any further support.

Here is our final story all about starting school - good luck everyone!

Starting School video.MOV

Starting School activities.docx

Enjoy our story about Mud!   Let's hope for better weather soon...

Mud-video.MOV

Mud activities.docx

Hello everyone, here is another story about pets to deepen your learning!

This is my pet video.MOV

This is my pet activities.docx

Lynnette has a special surprise for you this week - her dog Nala joined her for storytime!

Spot Stays Overnight video.MOV

Spot Stays Overnight activities.docx

 

 

Pip and Posy this week. Enjoy!

The New Friend read by Shabnam.MOV

The New Friend activities.docx

 

Hello everyone. We hope you enjoy this week's story and activities:

A Bit Lost video.MOV

A Bit Lost activities.docx

 

Hello, here is Courtney reading Just Like Jasper.

Just Like Jasper video.MOV

Willow activities.docx

Here is the BAM weekly challenge:

BAM Challenge - Wacky Week.pdf

Here are some ideas on keeping your child safe.

Child safety - parent pack.pdf

 

Wishing everyone Eid Mubarak!  We hope you enjoy your special festival

Eid-Mubarak-2020.jpg

 

Hi everyone, routines have changed so much recently and with the prospect of your children moving onto their Reception classes in September, Julia and Donna thought it would be a good idea to share some time activities with you.

My First Big Book of Time video.MOV

My First Big Book of Time activities.docx

Hello everyone, here is our story " Jasper's Beanstalk" for you to enjoy.  See you soon, Donna and Julia

Jasper's Beanstalk Video.MOV

Jasper's Beanstalk Activities.docx

Here is our new story - Pip and Posy.  Hope you are keeping safe.  We miss you!  Donna and Julia!

Pip and Posy video.MOV

Pip and Posy Activities.docx

Here are some activities to wind down with...

BAM Challenge - Wind Down Week.pdf

 

 

Willow Room activities for you and your child to enjoy this week.

Willow Who Am am I activities

 who am I -video.MOV

 

Hello everyone, we hope you enjoy this week's activities

Farmer Duck Activities.docx

Willow - Where's My Teddy-story.MOV

willow- wheres my teddy-activities.docx

 

Please look at this information on how to talk to your child about coronavirus

A childrens guide to coronavirus.pdf

 

Here is a great set of activities where you and your child can move to music both indoors and outdoors.

Moving-to-Music.pdf

 

We have added some great web links to help with home learning - please take a look!

Useful Links for Parents and Children.docx

 

Here are some tips for taking care of yourself during these difficult times.

Taking care during the covid 19 outbreak.pdf

 

here are some ideas for teaching children how to be independent - enjoy the cooking!

Small Steps - Independent Living Skills.pdf

My Manchester Fayre cookery book.docx

 

Hello everyone, hope you are keeping safe and well.  I hope you enjoy our story "Cat on the Mat" by Brian Wildsmith. There are lots of activities you can do at home.  Hope to see you all soon!  Donna, Julia, Michelle and Courtney.

Cat on the Mat story time.MOV

Willow Cat on the Mat activities.docx

 

Here are some ideas of things to look after ourselves during isolation

Psychology Wellbeing Pack.pdf

 

This is an important poster showing you how to manage your child if ill or injured during the current covid 19 outbreak

covid19_advice_for_parents_when_child_unwell_or_injured_poster.pdf.

 

Hello everyone, we hope you are keeping safe and well.  Our story this week is called " The Monster Pet" by Jan Pienkowski and is read by Julia.  Let us know how you are getting on via tapestry, Donna and Julia

The Monster Pet - story.MOV

The Monster Pet activities.docx