Welcome to Cygnets Class.
My name is Mrs Reader and I am the N1 Co-ordinator for Cygnets class.
Cygnets is a nursery class at Caldecott for children ages 2 – 3 years, offering funded and childcare spaces for 15 or 30 hours each week. Cygnets class offers the younger children an opportunity to experience nursery in a smaller environment before moving across to Swans class in the main school building.
In Cygnets we will focus on play based learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
This is the final week on our topic about the seaside and the wonderful creatures that live in rock pools.
The children in school this week will be taking part in sporting activities and sporty obstacle courses! Swans at home… you could create your own obstacle course in your garden or at the park. Don’t forget to send us your photos!
Have a fabulous last week of term and a wonderful summer.
Monday 6th July,
Hello everyone! We hope you are all having fun and enjoying the Summer sunshine. This week we are thinking all about the seaside, and the amazing creatures that live in the sea and in rockpools. Our activity sheet has lots of ideas that you might like to try at home. Mrs Neighbour is reading two stories this week. Sharing a Shell is a lovely story of a hermit crab and his rockpool friends, who learn to work together as a team. Barry the Fish with fingers is a story about a little fish with a huge talent!
Have a lovely week
Mrs Reader xxx
Update 29th June
I hope that you have been enjoying the hot weather we have had recently, although it looks as if we are going to have a rainy week this week! We are carrying on thinking all about Jungle and Rainforest animals this week, and we have another wild animal story for you to enjoy, as well as a lot of lovely activity suggestions for you to try at home. The Jungle Animal topic is proving very popular amongst the children at school and we hope you have had fun finding out about all the different animals and their habitats. Some of the zoos and safari parks are now reopening, but you can also spend a virtual day at the zoo without leaving your house! Try this link to Chester Zoo https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtualzoo-2/
Dear parents/ carers,
We have had another action packed week and managed to dodge the showers! This week’s topic is Jungle Animals. We are experiencing a few technological issues so the activities for week 4 home learning will hopefully be added at various points over the next few days.
As always we would like to thank our amazing parent community for your continued support and on behalf of our Foundation children would like to wish all our dads…………….
Have a wonderful weekend J
Monday 15th June
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you are all well, and enjoying this wonderful Summer weather at home! This week we are carrying on with a farm theme, and enjoying the stories What the Ladybird Heard, and What the Ladybird Heard Next. Below are some activities and suggestions for you to try. Mrs Neighbour has read 3 farm stories, so why not share them with your child, and talk about animals that live on the farm and the sounds they make? Also perhaps you could talk about the names of baby farm animals!
Enjoy your week,
Mrs Reader xxx
Phone calls - Nursery
As many more children are now in school, most teachers are back in class teaching full time. Therefore the phone call system is changing.
If your child is in a keyworker group, they will not receive a phone call as we see them in class.
All of the other children in the class will receive a fortnightly phone call from Mrs Neighbour
A few children may continue to receive a weekly call from either Mr Marsh, Joanne Mew or Sally Coates.
8th June 2020
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves at home, and have managed to get out and about. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful photos you have been sending in! This week we are thinking about farm animals. There are lots of ideas on our weekly sheet, so why don't you have a look? There are also two farm stories from Mrs Neighbour this week for you to enjoy. I will be calling you this week, and then after that Mrs Neighbour will be calling you in Week 4 to see how you are all getting on. In the meantime, should you wish to speak to me, please email either firstname.lastname@example.org or Homework@caldecott.oxon.sch.uk to make an appointment and I'll happily arrange to call you.
Have fun and stay safe,
Mrs Reader xxx
Farmer Gow's re-opening
The farm park will re-open on Saturday 4 July
Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Day tickets may be pre-booked now
Dear Parents, Carers and Cygnets,
We want to thank you all for the efforts you are making with your home learning. We know that it has been a long time since we've seen you but we feel very connected to you all through our lovely weekly phone calls, emails and the sharing of the photos of the learning you have been doing. Please continue to send us your photos. We are so proud of all the hard work you have been doing.
Our new topic is Mini beasts and we will focus on spiders this week. There are some optional activities you can do during the week. We look forward to seeing your photos.
Stay safe and well and we hope to see you all soon.
From everyone in Cygnets.
9th April update
We hope that you and your families are all well. It has been so nice to call and speak to some of the Cygnet parents over the last couple of weeks. It has been lovely to hear all about the different activities that the children have been experiencing at home.
We hope that you all have a wonderful Easter and we look forward to speaking to parents again after the Easter break.
Below are a few activities that you might like to try at home.
Have a lovely Easter,
The Cygnets team
Keep in touch - update 25th March
We have set up a new email address as follows:
Please use this email address to send photographs or attachments of any work that you would like us to see. We would be delighted to see what the children have been doing and to share their successes and discoveries.
Many little things light up hungry little minds. Children take everything in, and even the smallest things parent/carers do with them can make a big difference.
To support your child's learning, here is a link to some information and recommended applications you can use for children from birth to five: