Jigsaw remote learning W.b. 11.01.21

This week  we will be learning about:

Guided reading – We will be reading Love Monster by Rachel Bright. Read the story that we have attached to class dojo’s and then complete the work that has been set on the power point. This will include; answering questions about the story, completing a book review, vocabulary work and creating some art work based on the story and characters.

Phonics – We are asking children to practise the relevant speed sound for their phonics groups. They are then to read their phonics storybook before completing  proofreading, answering questions about the text, editing a sentence and producing a piece of writing linked to their text. Children are to see their individual phonics class dojo page for their learning.

Speed sound lessons Mrs Housley and Mrs Barnett w.b. 11.01.21

Maths: In maths we will be focussing on number bonds to 10, 100 and 1000 and how they relate to each other. We will then develop our mental addition strategies using partitioning and our knowledge of number bonds.

Nurture: We are will be continuing to discuss and share our thinking about where we live and the world we live in. We will be exploring maps, developing mapping techniques, developing our understanding or continents, countries and their flags as well as enhancing and maintaining positive relationships with our friends.

We will be posting daily learning (PowerPoints, videos, website links)  on Class Dojos.

ClassDojo for Teachers

We look forward to seeing all your great learning, don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of the Jigsaw staff if you need any additional support during this time.

Take care,

Mrs Housley

Jigsaw home learning

Good morning, this week in Jigsaw 1 we are carrying on with phonics with our groups – below is a link for the Ruth Miskin You Tube channel so you can complete a speed sound lesson each day. Copies of text have been put on Dojo’s or sent out in packs for you to read daily and then answer the questions using the text.



In maths we have been focussing on addition using 2 and 3 digit numbers – you can use resources that you have at home to help you – Lego blocks, marbles, pegs etc. These resources have been uploaded on to Class Dojo or sent out in packs for you to complete.




Please remember that if you are home learning that you must send in photos or completed work to show us that the children are engaging with the learning that is happening. If you have any problems then you can phone into school or send a message through class dojo’s.

Work will be added daily or weekly onto class dojo’s for you to access – this is the same work that is being covered in class each week. Homework will also be set on a Friday as normal for your children to complete at home.


Jigsaw November update.

We have been very busy again this month in Jigsaw 2 Nurture group. We have explored mark making and sketching and colour mixing using paint – focussing on the tones and shades that we can make. We have experimented with using tools to create art work with natural resources and continued this investigation with clay work. Our inspiration was the world outside and we carefully observed and used leaves to create marks and patterns in the clay. We have considered the meaning of Remembrance and discussed why it is important to take time each year to reflect on what other people have done for us and we discussed ways in which we could remember people positively. Finally we have continued to work on our social and emotional development by working alongside and with our friends outside – learning to share resources and develop our ideas with each other.

Parent Information – School Attendance from September 2020


Dear Parent/Carer,

This is a message for parents about school attendance from September 2020.

Telford & Wrekin Council are working in partnership with all schools across the Borough to welcome all children back to school in September following several very difficult months for parents, children and schools. We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to parents for the work you have done in ensuring your child/ren have received education during this period.  We have heard of many cases of parents often in very difficult circumstances who have done their very best to support their child’s learning whilst schools have been closed to most pupils.

Some children have been fortunate to have attended school during the lockdown. This may have been because they are the children of critical workers or are vulnerable children, or because they are in the year groups which began a phased return from 1st June.

We are sure parents are delighted that schools are re-opening to all pupils in September 2020 and children can return to their usual routines and benefit from and enjoy all that is on offer to them at school.

The government have pledged significant financial support following this unprecedented closure of schools, to allow schools to begin to address any gaps in learning for children. All children will benefit from this focused approach to teaching, particularly during the first term from September.

In March when the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was increasing, the government made it clear that no parent would be penalised or sanctioned for their child’s non-attendance at school as schools were then closed to all but those specific groups of pupils.

Now the circumstances have changed and the measures taken by the government have meant that children can safely return to school. It is vital for all children to return to school to minimise as far as possible the longer-term impact of the pandemic on their education, wellbeing and wider development.  We know that children have not only missed out on learning but also missed being with their friends and the wider social aspects of school.

Missing out on more time in the classroom risks pupils falling further behind. Those with higher levels of absence tend to achieve less well in both primary and secondary school. Therefore, the Department for Education have confirmed that school attendance is compulsory again from the beginning of September 2020 when schools re-open after the summer break.

This means from 1st September 2020, the usual rules on school attendance apply, including:

  • It is a parents’ duty to send their child to school regularly if they are of compulsory school age;
  • It is schools’ responsibility to record attendance and follow up absence
  • the local authority is able to resume the use of legal sanctions, including penalty notices and processes that may lead to prosecution in court for persistent absence.

If you have any concerns about your child returning to school when they re-open in September you should discuss your concerns with the school directly.  The school will be able to offer reassurance about the protective measures they have in place, and all schools work closely with health and other agencies who may also be able to help if needed.

In addition, the local authorities view is that it would not be advisable to take your child out of school for a family holiday or other term time leave once schools re-open, as your child could miss out on the focussed additional support for pupils to close the gap in learning missed during the period of lockdown. If any parents are considering taking their child out of school they must request the leave by following the schools ‘request for leave of absence’ procedure, allowing ample time for the Headteacher to consider if there are exceptional circumstances. The more regularly your child attends school, the more they will be able to benefit from teaching and catch up.  Any leave that is unauthorised by the school may lead to Penalty Notices being issued.

After so much disruption to your child/ren’s education over recent months, the most important thing is that schools and parents work together to get children back into school. The school is ready to listen so please contact them if you have any worries and they will try to help you.

We wish you and your child all the best for the coming academic year.


School Update 2

Dear Parents and Carers,

These are very unsettling times. I know all of you will be concerned for your families both in terms of their health and how we are going to get through the challenges to come. Please rest assured that we are working hard to find a way to continue to support you and your children. We know very little at the moment other than what you have heard on the news. We are waiting for further information from the government so that we can plan how we will provide care for key groups of pupils who are vulnerable and those of key workers. When we have more information we will send out another update. Please be patient with us as we work out our plan. Your children are our first priority and we will be here to support them whether they are in school or at home. Please look after each other  and keep safe. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you all.

John Demmerling, Headteacher