Happy New Year Everyone. We hope you all had a lovely and restful holiday.
From Monday 11th Januray 2021 we will be moving to online learning again. This will take place through Microsoft Teams. You will also have a number of paper based activities and books in your childs red folder. Please do not complete all these activities all at once. These will be set as daily tasks through Teams. The folders can be collected from school on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January.
Extra Reading Materials
Oxford Owl have lots of free ebooks you can read online including some Biff, Chip and Kipper stories. There are also reading activities you can download as well. You can register for free here:
How Can You Help Your Child at Home?
Read with your child each day using their reading strategies bookmark, knowledge of phonics and tricky words to support. At the start get make a prediction about what they think might happen in the story. At the end get them to summarise some key events from the book. You can also play a game of word finder. You tell them a word from the book and they have to see how fast they can find it!
The children are also able to discuss the ‘3 Sharings’. These are:
Likes and dislikes about the story, puzzles (things or events they don’t understand) and connections to their own experiences or feelings.
Write stories or news. Write recipe books, shopping lists or lists of jobs you can help with around the house or garden. Write a letter or make cards to give to your family or post to people you can’t see just now. Try your best to sound out the words and get help with the tricky ones.
Continue to reinforce correct letter (lower and uppercase) and number formation.
Continue to count daily up to 100 and down again. Count in 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s for an extra challenge!
Revise all spelling sounds taught this year. Especially all those tricky Magic e words. They can be found in your yellow spelling jotter.
Revise adding and subtracting up to 50. Recap your 2,5 and 10 times tables. Try to beat your time on Big Maths Beat That.
Remember children learn a lot of skills through their daily play:
I also want you to remember:
Some useful educational websites / apps to use at home:
www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk (Free access at the moment – Username: march 20 Password: home
Audible also has some good resources available here:
Online stories to watch then discuss:
Stories to listen to on the radio:
Educational programmes to watch:
Jack Hartman videos – can be found on YouTube and are a wonderful way for children to learn whilst doing some exercise!
Sticky Kids songs
The Big Numbers Song – YouTube
Here are some lovely visual ideas for things to keep kids busy if you are in the house:
Pupils love taking a chance to be the PATHS ‘child of the week’ you could continue to do this for a different member of your house each week. Remember to give them compliments at the end of the week!
You can also find some of the songs at www.fischytunes.com
Just click on the feelings face and there are a number of songs to choose from.
The BBC are running daily programmes for children of primary school age. Please feel free to incorportate these into your day.