With Miss Carney
Home Learning- School is closed due to COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS, please use the ideas to below.
You may also find this website useful when talking to your children about Covid 19.
For support with setting rules at home, managing behaviour and children’s emotional health visit http://www.familylinks.org.uk/
Children should read their reading book at home with an adult EVERY day and regularly practise the sounds and words on the sounds and word mats.
Children should complete their Reading Journals at least once per week with a sentence or two about their reading book or a book you have read to them at home. Please try to read to your child EVERY night if possible, alternatively bed-time stories are available on the CBeebies website – visit Radio Bedtime Stories.
Visit this website for free access to thousands of online books. Try the monster counting book and see what else you discover!
National Literacy Trust http://www.literacytrust.org.uk./
For more story times, games and activities visit the book trust page here.
BBC Bitesize have activities across age ranges and the curriculum https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
The CBeebies website – https://www.bbc.co.uk contains useful games and activities for Home Learning, for example, Alphablocks and Numberblocks. The Topics area also contains interesting material and the Make and Colour area provides ideas for craft activities. Literacy and numeracy activities can also be found on www.phonicsplay.co.uk and www.topmarks.co.uk.
The Government website Hungry Little Minds – https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk also has useful links and ideas for Home Learning, as does our St Georges School website.
Twinkl is a website that provides activity sheets for all ages. They are offering parents one month free membership. Sign up here https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer with the code CVDTWINKLHELPS.
Learning does not have to be found only on these websites, here are a few ideas for Home Learning –
1.Make a book with simple sentences and illustrations – it could be about a wide range of subjects eg animals, cars, the seasons or Superheroes.
2.Write a shopping list
3.Cook together, why not use a child’s cookery book to follow the recipe
4.Make a collage – cut out the pictures (using age-appropriate scissors) from old newspapers and magazines
5.Make a model using old boxes, containers, sellotape and/or glue
6.Look for numbers in the environment – in books, on packets, on phones or in newspapers. Try estimating the number of different objects at home – cups, plates, buttons… then count them. Who made the best estimate?
7.Go on a shape walk in your home – record how many different shapes can you spot in the environment
8.Play a board game, dominoes, a card game or play I-spy using the initial letter sound, not letter name.
9.Play shops – use old food boxes/containers. Decide on the prices and make money out of pieces of old card or paper.
10.Colouring in and handwriting practice
11. Keep a daily diary with a sentence or two about what has happened that day and an illustration
12.Make up a story together – you don’t have to write it down – just think of a character and create an adventure for them.
Visit the new Collective Worship page on the school website to share prayers and hymns at home. Next week’s page will include Easter themed content.
To find the Collective Worship page click on the Home Learning option on the website Homepage.