With Miss Carney
Welcome to our children and families.
Summer Term – Our Topic this term is ‘Journeys’
We will be using our topic to develop the children’s learning in all seven areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum
Here are some of the great books we will be sharing with the children to help to –
develop their learning in the seven areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum
develop their understanding of Journeys
develop their love of reading
Important Notice: The following information contains links to websites that we feel are supportive to the curriculum and safe but it must be noted that the contents of the websites are out of our control. Therefore, we recommend that parents check them before allowing children unsupervised access. Remember to stay safe online!
Visit the Phonics Play website free of charge to play games which will enable your children to practise their phonic knowledge.
Visit Oxford Owls to read Oxford Reading e-books free of charge.
OxfordOwl: Free access to reading e-books by stages and levels.
Access our class account by clicking My Class Login and entering the details below:
My class password: Campbellbooks
We are currently working towards learning all the letter sounds on the Phase 2 and Phase 3 mats below.
Visit our phonics page by clicking on the red phonics button on the right of this page for more phonics information.
We are also working on these High Frequency Words and learning to read them on sight.
See the Tricky Word learning song here.
Please practise handwriting regularly. The formation of the letters should be in a cursive style as illustrated below. Help your child to hold their pencil correctly in a tripod grip if they are not already doing so.
Children should only use capital letters at the beginning of sentences or the names of people/places. Children should not be using capital letters to write complete words – this is printing, not handwriting.
Drawing also develops good pencil control as does colouring-in. How are your child’s drawings developing? Please encourage them to draw and colour as much as possible.
Scissor skills are also important. Encourage your child to cut out pictures from newspapers/magazines, or their own drawings, using safe children’s scissors.
For further ideas/help with Home Learning
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 Number Jacks. 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.
BBC Bitesize have activities across age ranges and the curriculum https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primaryThe 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.
The Government have produced an online learning platform for all ages and subjects. Click on the image to go to the Reception lessons. This page has lessons structured for each day weekly or you can search by subject and age range for a particular lesson you might want to do with your child.
Resources for Emotional and Physical Well-Being
You may 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/