Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your holiday.
Class Teachers: Mrs D Hunter and Miss K McLachlan
From Monday 11th January 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 child’s red folder. These have been divided into tasks for three weeks beginning 11th January. We will be in contact daily through Teams and will provide outdoor and active activities for the children too. You will find information on how to join Teams in the red folders and also in the ‘Help’ section of the school website. The folders can be collected from school on Friday 8th January.
Please remember that you can only do your best. Don’t feel that you have to complete all activities and if you need any help or support please email us using the addresses below.
Mrs Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss McLachlan email@example.com
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. You can register for free here:
How Can You Help Your Child at Home?
Read with your child each day supporting them in using their phonics to sound out unfamiliar words and learning tricky words . At the start get them to 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. If your child writes the starting sound of words or random letters this is fine too. Ask them to read to you what they have written.
Continue to reinforce correct letter and number formation.
Continue to count daily using the SEAL strategies.
Explore real money, 3D objects and 2D shapes and use the language of measure (tall, short, longer, heavier etc)
Use real objects to investigate adding and subtracting.
Remember children learn a lot of skills through their daily play:
Some useful educational websites / apps to use at home:
www.phonicsplay.co.uk This is free to use while schools are closed. Username: jan21 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 incorporate these into your day.