Grow through the love of Jesus
I am missing you and hope you are enjoying learning from home. I have put some videos and ideas of activities you can do with your parents whilst you’re enjoying your time at home.
I am thinking of you all, stay safe and I hope to see you all very soon.
Love Miss Slack.
Leaning from home...
WB: 18th May 2020
I want you to try to think scientifically this week. I have put some more activities below for you to complete. They are all involve you spending lots of time in the garden and outside...so it’s time to explore!
I hope you are still keeping safe, please post evidence of the work I have set on your Tapestry page.
If you have not completed the work already on the website, please have a look back over it, it is all attached below.
I have also posted a video message from myself on Tapestry so please take a look.
See you all soon.
WB: 11th May 2020
I hope you're still all enjoying your time at home. Here are some more activities for you to complete from home:
I have put a link below which gives a list of great books about Minibeasts that you could read to your child. Some of them may be available on YouTube or as online eBooks.
There are also great eBooks on the Oxford owl website:
Here are the names of some eBooks that might be interesting at this time of year:
· Big, Bad Bug
· Minibeast Poems
· Toads in the Road
· Fat Frog
· The Stinky Plant
There are many more interesting books available on the Oxford Owl website as well.
I have attached some pattern and letter tracing sheets below to help encourage pencil control and letter recognition.
Please continue to practice name writing and recognition as well.
I have attached some number tracing sheets below to help encourage pencil control and number recognition.
I have also attached some maths activity sheets for problem solving- which is the odd one out?
Other activities to support problem solving are jigsaw puzzles and building with Lego. Maybe you could try to build homes for the different animals in the environment, thinking about what the animals need.
Take a look at the Letters and Sounds website: https://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1.html
This is the Phonics scheme we follow at school.
There are resources and ideas you can use to support your child’s learning on the website, but here are some other ideas for you to use to support your child’s learning:
· Go on a sound walk and see what you can hear
· Play I Spy and use the initial sound in the word
· Sound CVC words out by segmenting their sounds (c-a-t) can your child tell you the word you’re segmenting? Use image cards to make a game of it
· Have images of CVC words (attached below) and see if your child can say the initial sound in the word (b-at) then leading to hearing each sound in the word (b-a-t)
· Any letter recognition game is beneficial – if we looked at the grapheme ‘a’ we would sing “the name is A and the sound is a”
I hope you’ve managed to get outside and explore the different flowers growing in the environment last week. This week why don’t you try to look for different minibeasts when you’re outside or on a walk. I have attached a Minibeast hunt check list below to help you.
While you are at home why don’t you keep an eye out for different numbers. Why don’t you try and count to the number you find, or clap that many times? Or you could look for different shapes around the house and think about what they are called and how many sides they have.
The Tales Toolkit map is still available to download below for you to use. We use Tales Toolkit in Nursery and Reception to help develop the children’s story telling. We discuss the Characters, Setting, Problem and Solution in stories both that we read and the stories the children come up with themselves. I wonder if they can draw pictures in each of the boxes to tell their own story.
Here is a link to the Tales Toolkit website for you to have a look at and read around how it benefits children’s story telling: https://talestoolkit.com/character/
There are lots of minibeast craft ideas for you to try on the following link : https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/minibeast-crafts
I would love to see these on the Tapestry app, so please post any you have done.
I hope you're still enjoying your time at home, especially with the weather being so beautiful!
Seen as it is so lovely outside why not spend some time outside in the environment. Think about what you can see and hear in the garden or on a walk.
This week you could look at different flowers:
Tales Toolkit Story Map... WB: 27th April
Here are some additional activities
Number Blocks – these videos are amazing and can be found on YouTube or CBeebies.
Phonics Play – lots of free games but they are offering free access during School Closures –
Username: march20 Password: home
www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk – decodable comics (brilliant as we won’t be able to change reading books)
Oxford Owls – Once you register you can access over a hundred ebooks!
Tricky word songs – google Tricky Word Song Phase 2, Phase 3 or Phase 4.
CBeebies number blocks games
Hit the button game – Top Mark
Twinkl – are offering a free month’s subscription using the code: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS
The BBC Bitesize also has a good maths bug game which younger children can access.
Also the Oak National Academy that was launched yesterday has some nice lessons on it ... I've only watched the Maths so far and some are a bit basic but it's a starting point for parents and my little boy in Nursery has accessed them.
Our top favourites are Phonics Play and Number Blocks.
Language and Literacy:
Mark Making Bags:
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