Home Learning Challenge - Week beginning 23rd March 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
Please find a copy of some suggested activities you could do at home with your child this week. Please use this to give you some ideas along with your home learning packs, reading books and phonics flash cards/better words.
Remember to continue to use Tapestry to keep in touch and upload any work you have done at home.
We will update this page weekly with learning tasks for the children to complete at home. We recommend that you plan and prioritise the basics- English and Maths. Children learn better in the morning so focus on these subjects then.
A suggested typical day:
Could also include:
Design & Technology
Try and keep to a similar routine each day and build in regular break times. Physical activity will be more important than ever.
Tapestry is still available to communicate learning at home.
To contact your child's class teacher, use the listed email below. These email addresses are to be used to ask questions about learning activities sent home or set online. Teachers will endeavour to respond during normal school hours. Any other questions should be sent directly to Mrs Smart.
Create and personalise your own Timetable and reward chart. Think about which areas of learning might need to be earlier in your day. Build in lots of movement breaks to help keep you focused. What rewards will you choose for all your achievements?
Here are some links below for movement break ideas
We appreciate that taking on the role of teacher with your child/children for some of you might seem a little daunting, so here are some suggestions to help achieve learning but in a fun and interesting way.
Build a den or quiet space to read in
Find a really unusual place to read
Read to a relative or friend through Facetime or Skype
Read to your favourite toys
Write a selection of words on small pieces of paper and hide them around the house, go on a word hunt, give clues if necessary
Play word Bingo - write 4/6 words on pieces of paper and an extra set for the Bingo caller
Play matching word Pairs - write 2 of each word on pieces of paper , mix them up and lay face down, see if you can find 2 words that match
Can you find a given word around your house or garden either on a food packet, in a book or magazine or on one of your toys or games?
English - writing
You could keep a diary, write the date at the top of the page making sure to use a capital letter for the day and month. Draw a picture of something you have done during the day and then write a short caption to match your picture or add labels remembering to use your Phonics listening carefully to the sounds you can hear.
REMEMBER sentences have capital letters at the beginning, finger spaces between each word and a full stop at the end.
Make patterns using Beads or Lego
Go on a shape hunt, can you spot a given 2D or 3D shape around your house
Play shops using 1p and 2p coins or tokens
Sing counting songs and Nursery Rhymes
Take photo's of your activities and upload them onto Tapestry
Over the next few days and weeks suddenly everything your children will have known will change. They might not go to school or go out to public places, they may not attend any clubs or see their friends or relatives. This may create some anxiety for some and bring many questions some that we may even find hard to answer.
Here is a useful website with lots of information to help with this.
What a busy term we have had! The children have enjoyed learning all about transport including boats, planes, cars, rockets and trains. We have read some super stories including Whatever Next, The Train Ride, Amazing Aeroplanes and Mr Gumpys Outing.
In Maths we have been using the part whole model to add two groups of amounts together as well as counting to ten and splitting the number ten up to discover our number bonds.
In Topic we have learnt about Space, gravity, forces, magnets as well as discovering different types of transport and how they move. We were also delighted to celebrate Chinese New Year.
In Art we have colour mixed, collaged, used our scissor skills and printing skills.
We have also had visitors in to help us learn how to cross the road safely and have learnt about Internet safety.
Our next topic is called "Me and my garden" where we will be learning all about plants and gardens including a visit from some feathery friends.
Have a lovely half term.
Being busy in Foundation Stage Spring 2020
This term we have been asking the question "Are we nearly there yet?". We have learnt so far about Trains, Planes and Rockets with this week focusing on Boats and the wonderful story of Mr Gumpys Outing. We have looked at old and new transport and talked about sustainable fuel for future transport.
During this term we would like you to talk about the different types of transport. Maybe you could travel on a bus to the shops or go on a train? You could even have a go at painting a type of transport or making one out of junk modelling?
Remember to keep reading every night and practise your letters and better words in your phonics books. If your child has a wow moment please let us know (extra stars are in the entrance) and use Tapestry.
Wow what can we say! Welcome and well done to our new starters in Foundation Stage this week during transition week. You have come into school with big smiles and ready for school and have listened on the carpet to your new teacher.
We have received letters from a super hero called The Incredible Learner and gone on a walk to find a villain around the main school building. We have explored the Foundation unit in all three classes and enjoyed our very first lunch in the hall.
We are very much looking forward to the new school year.
This week we have been busy making our own version of Art Attack! All three classes designed a 'big art' and also a variety of 'quick arts'!
We decided that for the big art we would design our school logo. The children took it in turns to help design the masterpiece!
Here they are!
Week commencing 11/6/17
This week the children have had lots of fun exploring sports day, looking at similarities and differences between now and Victorian times. The children enjoyed taking part in the sac race, egg and spoon race and the relay race.
All the grown ups are extremely proud of all the children for their independent writing this week. They have all tried really hard. Well done.
And to finish the week we celebrated fathers day with Dinner with Dads. It was wonderful to see so many dads, grandads and uncles. All the children had lots of fun.
Week commencing 5/6/2017
Welcome back everyone. We hope you all had a lovely half term.
We have had a super start to our new Centenary topic. The children came dressed as Victorians on Tuesday, they all looked fabulous.
In Numeracy we have been learning about ordinal numbers and distance. We had a selection of races such as egg and spoon, balancing a quoit and running. The children then worked out who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. We have also measured how far an object can travel. We pushed trains down a ramp and marked on the ground where they finished. We spoke about which went the furthest.
We have been enjoying the sunshine this week in our outdoor area. The children have been digging for treasure, going fishing, building a tent and searching for mini-beasts! (25.5.17)
Week commencing 14/05/2017
We kick started the week with open afternoon. All the children had lots of fun completing mini beast activities and choosing from the other activities we had out.
In literacy the children have read Jasper and the Beanstalk and wrote about what they would find at the top of Jasper's Beanstalk.
In maths the children have practiced careful counting and looked at doubling.
Week commencing 8.5.17
This week we read the story 'Jim and the Beanstalk'. We then acted out the story in small groups using props. We had lots of fun wearing the funny wig and glasses.
In Numeracy we have been working hard ordering numbers all the way to 30!
Week Commencing 2/5/17
This week we have been using the iPad’s to take silly selfies. We stuck the selfies onto a plastic cup and then planted grass seeds. As the grass starts to grow it will look like it is the children’s hair! For the grass to grow healthily, they will need plenty of water and sunlight!
We have had a fun filled week, looking at our new topic.
When the children came in they noticed a large bean stalk had grown in the middle.
We talked about where it had come from and had lots of exciting ideas about what we would find at the top.
We have read a version of Jack and the Beanstalk and the children have looked at rhyming words and VIP words.
In maths the children have done some 2D shape printing of castles and in UTW we have looked at castles. Could they spot the differences and similarities between a castle and their house? They all really enjoyed learning about castles and have done lots of roleplay.
The children have planted their own bean and will be taking it home to watch it grow. In school, we are carrying out an experiment to see what plants need to grow. Do you know?
And finally this week the children have been practising their independent writing.
If you would like to do some at home and bring it in to show us, you can earn a stamp.
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy bank holiday Monday. See you all on Tuesday.