Each day the children have lots of opportunities to explore, imagine, create and learn through their own play as well time with an adult to learn new skills and knowledge and apply these through practical play based activities. Wherever possible our planning will take account of the children’s developing interests.
We want to encourage the children to become independent learners and thinkers.
The foundation stage children’s learning is focused around the three prime areas and four specific areas of the Early Years Curriculum.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
This term we shall be busy learning about super heroes, our local area, materials and lots more. Click on the year 1 topic web below for more information.
Where is our learning taking us this week?
Watch out for photos added to our class page to see what the children have been learning each week.
Summer term 2020.
As we work through the Summer term we have provided you with a set of daily activities. Each day there will be a power point with lots of activities including writing and maths ideas. This will follow a similar structure to that of our school day. It is not intended to be followed rigidly as we appreciate that there are lots of other things going on at home. The daily packs will remain on the website so you can access them when you need to.
Y1 children – The pack includes a rainbow tracker that will carry over the week as it would in class. This provides extra little activities linked to the week’s learning and can be dipped into as and when you wish. Please note that your child only needs to do the phonics activity.
EYFS – Little and often remains the key. During the day the children are used to lots of free ‘play’ time – we call it ‘choosing for learning’. Small world play, construction, singing, dancing, play dough, cooking, playing board games, chatting, drawing, making activities and being physically active are all valuable learning opportunities. Don’t underestimate the everyday activities that you do with your children.
We would love to see their efforts so please take a photo and email it to our class iCloud account. firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Learning Packs
You were all so busy last half term. Have a look at the power points below to see what you have been up to.
Welcome back. We hope you had a wonderful half term week enjoying the fabulous weather. We have a new set of power points for this half term.
Click on the links below and let’s get started.
Wednesday (Please view the power points as a slide show so that the art activity works)
Thursday 25th June
Wednesday 24th June
Tuesday 23rd June
Monday 22nd June
Friday 19th June
Thursday 18th June
Wednesday 17th June
Tuesday 16th June
Monday 15th June
Friday 12th June
Thursday 11th June
Wednesday 10th June
Tuesday 9th June
Monday 8th June
Friday 5th June
Thursday 4th June
Wednesday 3rd June
Tuesday 2nd June
Next week is half term so there will be no power points. Monday 1st is a non-pupil day so the next power point will be on Tuesday 2nd June. Have a super week and watch out for the next power point on the 2nd.
Friday 22nd May
Thursday 21st May
Phase 3 tricky words focus 2 – Please ensure that you use this as a slide show in order to work properly
Wednesday 20th May
Tuesday 19th May
Monday 18th May
Friday 15th May
Thursday 14th May
Wednesday 13th May
Tuesday 12th May
Monday 11th May
Thursday 7th May
Wednesday 6th May
Tuesday 5th May
Monday 4th May
Friday 1st May
Thursday 3oth April
Wednesday 29th April
Tuesday 28th April
Monday 27th April
Friday 24th April
Thursday 23rd April
Wednesday 22nd April
Tuesday 21st April
Monday 20th April
Friday 17th April
Thursday 16th April
Wednesday 15th April
Tuesday 14th April
On this page we aim to signpost you to websites that can support your child’s learning journey as it continues at home. We will also be sending home packs of activities for the children to complete.
Little and often remains the key. During the day the children are used to lots of free ‘play’ time – we call it ‘choosing for learning’ Small world play, construction, singing, dancing, play dough, cooking, playing board games, chatting, drawing, making activities and being physically active are all valuable learning opportunities. Don’t underestimate the everyday activities that you do with your children.
Phonics – Please encourage your child to access the website ‘Phonics Play.’ Here you will find lots of games and activities that will support and consolidate your child’s current learning. Foundation Stage (FS) children should use the phase 2 and 3 section. Year 1 children should use the phase 5 section.
Please use the username march20 and the password home
Writing – Encourage your child to draw/stick in a picture and write a sentence (or more!) in their book. They are working hard to leave finger spaces between their words and using their phonic knowledge to write independently. Year 1s should aim for 4 or 5 sentences. The Year 1s have been doing lots of work on using interesting vocabulary and are working hard to remember capital letters and full stops. The children have sound mats and tricky word cards that they can use to support their writing.
http://www.pobble365.com/ – Lots of picture stimulus for creative writing
Reading – This could be books, comics, recipes etc. Practice reading common exception words and the tricky words in your child’s phonics folder. Reading to your child is just as important.
Big Cat Collins have a login for parents where you can read leveled ebooks. These are books that the children use in school.
Username email@example.com password Parents20!
The Oxford Owl website has lots of online age appropriate reading books that you can access.
David Walliams is releasing 30 free audio stories for children to listen to. One story a day will be available every day for the next 30 days https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Maths – There is so much opportunity for maths in real life – cooking is a great way of developing maths skills. Telling the time is another great maths skill to practice at home. In addition we have sent home some practical maths ideas for the FS children and some addition and subtraction practice sheets for the Year 1s.
At school we follow the Whiterose maths scheme for our planning. They have created a parents/carers page with 5 lessons per year group (more will be added so keep checking.) Each lesson has a video explaining the concept being worked on as well as activities for the children. It is well worth a look.
The following websites/links have lots of maths games and ideas
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – The topmarks website has lots of other great games
Year 1 Free Maths Home Learning Pack -to download and print or for ideas.
Additional resources and ideas
Starting on Monday 23rd, Joe Wicks will be doing a live 30 mins workout session everyday at 9am aimed at children on his YouTube channel
https://www.classicsforkids.com/special/schools_out.html Time for some music!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNOh-85_Dmc&safe=active – a video dramatisation of the life of Mary Anning (linked to our science work and history work)
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer/UKTWINKLHELPS Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS
This website is packed with lots of learning resources covering all areas of the curriculum, organised in year groups.
https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/?goal=0_9fbcd14815-6404e1c253-191299087 Lots of educational games
https://artsandculture.google.com/ Virtual museum and gallery tours
http://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ National Geographic for kids
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ Lots of outdoor activities
https://www.redtedart.com lots of arts and crafts ideas
https://theimaginationtree.com/ lots of arts and crafts ideas
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ practical ideas and suggestions for educational apps
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies There are some really good cbeebies programmes. Numberblocks in particular
https://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2020/03/50-simple-outdoor-activities-for-kids.html 50 outdoor activities for kids
https://www.gonoodle.com/ go crazy with some dancing routines to follow
https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home more crazy dancing
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga the children have been doing these yoga routines this week and really love them
TheDadLab on Facebook has some really good science activities to try
https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/#penguincam If you have a few minutes free why not have a look at the Edinburgh Zoo webcam.
https://zone.recycledevon.org This website has lots of ideas and activities about reducing, reusing and recycling.
https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home Have a sing song at home!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9VHZfD9AiA&t=1s Missing Collective Worship? Sit down, relax and listen to a daily chat.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9D04PKFCZwS8uce_KLIBjw/featured St. Christopher’s MAT has a collective worship channel
https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/join-thelibrary If you are not a member of your local library why not join now? There are lots of audio books and ebooks online.
https://uploads.guim.co.uk/2020/04/20/NewsWise_activities_for_families.pdf PSHE – PSHE – Should your little person be upset by all that is in the news, please click this advice for helpful tips.
We know that is an uncertain time for all of us, and as always we appreciate your continued support and understanding.
With very best wishes,
Mrs Gawadzyn and Mrs Watt