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We hope you are managing the home learning we are putting out and enjoying the changing themes. For each theme, we will provide recommended activities  which can be completed alongside the educational websites/resources we have provided separately. Each topic will be adopted across the entire school and should therefore alleviate some of the pressures of home education, particularly for families who have children in more than one year group. We would like to take this opportunity to stress that our home learning packs are flexible and should be adapted to reflect the needs of your individual family, slotting in the activities suggested in a way which suits you best. Whatever you are doing as a family is more than enough, these are unprecedented times and, as has always been our outlook, the well-being of your children and family is paramount – don’t be too hard on yourselves and ensure your routine works for you.

 

We understand that our school community has a range of different circumstances with regard to home IT devices. We know for some families, children do not have access to a device all of the time (as it may be being used by other siblings or adults working from home) and therefore need content that can be looked at online and then completed offline. We know that some children do have access to a device all of the time and therefore benefit from online content (such as Abacus, Ed City and videos). We also know that most families do not have access to a printer so we have only included a few printable activities on our home learning. We have designed the majority of our tasks so that children/families would look at the activity online and then complete the activity using their exercise book. When you see a document online, for example the weekly Maths Challenges - questions can be opened on the screen and then answers written into exercise books. The document itself does not need printing. Equally, reading comprehension activities, can be read from the screen and then questions responded to in exercise books. The children will be somewhat used to this format as we often pose questions on our classroom screens and they respond in their work books. 

 

Please click the links below to access the plans and resources for each week. 

 

Hello, it is a really rainy day today but we hope that you still manage to get outside for at least five minutes of fresh air.  Please find some links to activities and websites that you can use to support your time at home.

 

Don't forget that everyday you need to spend 10 minutes doing a reading activity and 10 minutes doing some counting.  Also it is really important to check your tapestry page for updates daily.  

 

Thank you

The EYFS Team

Weekly Suggestions 23.3.20

 

Record any writing activities in your blue book or put on tapestry.

Phonics

 

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Discussion points

Monday

Practise reading the initial blends – dr and fr.

Make a list of words that start with that sound e.g. drip and frog.

Can you write one of the words into a short sentence?

Talk about the signs of Spring and how the environment is going to change e.g. flowers growing, leaves on trees, getting warmer, lighter mornings and evenings.

Plant you sunflower seed that is in the pack.

 

Complete the addition nest activity (in pack)

Creative time – draw or make and spring picture or flower.

Why do we clean our teeth?

Tuesday

Ask an adult to write ten dr and fr words on paper and place them around the room.  The adult needs to call out one of the words and get the child to run to the word and call it out.

Handwriting – practise forming the letters in your name correctly – use the guide in the pack as a reference.

Rowan Bear and Birch Dog are going on a spring picnic.  Plan them a healthy picnic basket.  This could be a picture, a list or a video recording.

Complete one of the communication activities from the communication sheet in the pack.

Using your picnic ideas, talk about why we need to eat a healthy range of food.

Wednesday

Green Froggy has come to play.  Think of words that make Green Froggy sounds e.g. tree, sea, story.

Write a simple 4 step set of instructions for how to plant a sunflower seed e.g. step 1 – Get a pot.

Practise your counting in 2s by sorting socks. 

Time to get your finger moving.  Find an adults shirt or blouse and practise doing and undoing the buttons (not while they are wearing them!)

Share a favourite story.

Thursday

Using Youtube, practise the Jolly Phonics songs.

Do a Cosmic Yoga session (youtube)

Play a game with a family member (board or card game if possible)

Using construction toys e.g. lego, blocks, duplo make the Easter bunny a new vehicle.

What happens to your body when you exercise?  Test by jumping up and down for 1 minute, what changes do they notice in their body.

Friday

Record your child singing one or two favourite jolly phonics song.

Handwriting – practise your ladder letters (see pack for guide).

Go on a shape hunt.  How many of each of the following shapes can you find? Circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, pentagon.

Collect items from outside to create a natural number line e..g 1 stone, 2 daisies, 3 leaves etc.

What have they enjoyed doing this week?

Weekly suggestions 28.3.20

 

 

Phonics

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Discussion points

Monday

Come up with a list of 5 words that have the sh digraph at the start and 5 with the sh digraph at the end e.g shop, fish.

 

This does not need to be written down but can be if your child would like to share it with us ( or they could be recorded doing it verbally)

Do an observational drawing or painting of your favourite teddy.

Teach you family how to do star breathing.  Can you remember how to draw a story on their back- remember the actions for rain, sunshine, storms and rainbows?  Maybe you could make up some of your own actions. Don’t forget that we use gentle touching.

Rowan Bear and Birch dog think there are only 4 different ways to split ten sweets between then.  Use two of your toys and ten objects and see if they are correct by sharing out the objects in as many different ways as possible e.g. Rowan bear has 1 sweet, Birch dog has 9 sweets.

Talk to a family member about your favourite cartoon character. Explain why they are your favourite.

Tuesday

Share a story that rhymes (Julia Donaldson books are great for this) See if the children can work out the rhyming pairs.

Join in with the Lets Get Fit count to 100.  Try to make up your own version with a different action for each set of ten.

Make a den (indoors or outside).

Look out of your window, have a go at writing down 5 different things that you can see.  You can make a list or try to put it into a sentence e.g. I can see a ………

 

Sing some favourite songs.  Maybe you can teach your family one from school.

Wednesday

Play one of the phonics games in the yellow folder pack.

Complete one of the communication activities (sheet in pack)

Water play – pick 5 different size (and shape if possible) containers.  Put them in order from the one that you think will hold the least water to the one that will hold the most.  Once you have decided the order, fill the containers to see if you were correct.

Create your own zentangle.  Draw a large square/ rectangle and then divide it up with a number of lines.  Once your page is covered in lots of small sections, colour each section with a different design.  (see example below)

Imagine you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?  Find out what all of your family would want as their superpower.  Maybe even phone your grandparents and find out what they would want as a superpower. 

Thursday

Ask an adult to write the following  tricky words onto paper ( 2 of each word)  Play pairs by turning them all upside down, mixing them up and taking turns to select 2.  Who has the most matching a pairs by the end.

Tricky words – they, was, all, you, are, said, he, she, saw, of.

Join in with a cosmic kids yoga or Joe Wicks workout on youtube.

Handwriting practise – with a pencil, or chalk outside or a finger in shaving foam, practise forming the letters c,a,s and d correctly.  Can you think of any words that start with each letter?

Make your own musical instrument.  This could be rice or pasta inside a yogurt pot or toilet roll with the ends sealed up.

(see link below for lots of ideas)

Don’t forget to decorate it.  Maybe you could make enough to create a family band.

Find out what mum or dad’s favourite game was when they were little.  Is it a game that you still play now?

Friday

Pick a favourite story book.  How many words can you find with the sh digraph in them.

Collect a selection of natural objects e.g. leaves, sticks, stones.  Make a picture using the objects.

At school we would normally be talking to the children about the Easter story. Share the youtube video – The Christian Story of Easter  ( see link below)

 

Discuss what you do at Easter or if your family even celebrate it (e.g. giving eggs, sending Easter cards).  Remind the children that there are many different religions and they all have their own special celebrations, so not everyone will be celebrating Easter.

Make up and write 3 silly sentences e.g.

A cat is green

Miss Khan has 5 legs.

Mrs Davis is a frog.

 

We look forward to seeing just how silly you can be.

 

Sing Old McDonald has a farm. 

Now that it is Spring lots of baby animals are being born.  Talk about the names of the babies for each of the animals on Old McDonalds Farm e.g. a sheep has a baby lamb.

Links for planning 28.3.20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI   - Easter story

 

https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/Music-Instruments-for-Kids-to-Make  - Make your own musical instruments

 

 

Zentagle example

Music activities to do at home

Listening & responding

Outdoors – Coats and old clothes on! Lie on your back outside with your eyes closed for 1 minute.

Inside – choose a room to lie down in for 1 minute.

What sounds can you hear? Draw or paint them.

 

Singing, playing & composing

Can you make a drum kit from things you can find in your garden or around the house?

Can you play your own music on your drum kit or play along to your favourite songs?

Perhaps you can perform it to your family or send a video of it to a relative or even your teachers at school?

Useful websites

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KjYLDhzhvo  - Jolly phonics songs

 

https://www.gonoodle.com/ - fun videos for keeping active and supporting learning.

 

https://www.cosmickids.com/ - can also be found on youtube

 

 


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