With Miss Carney
Welcome to our children and families.
Spring Term – Under the new Covid restrictions Remote Home Learning is now in operation. Reception class lessons are available on MS Teams. All Campbell class families have received a Home Learning Pack which included the log-in details for this. A demonstration video of how to log-in is to be found on the ‘Classes’ page of the school web-site (select ‘Children’ at the top of the Home page and then ‘Classes’ will appear ).
The pack also includes sheets linking to the videos and supplementary sheets for home learning – please read the explanatory letter and list of contents included in the pack.
Please make sure you have registered for School Ping to receive all school letters and our class newsletter.
Scroll down the page to find homework from the Autumn term (you may wish to re-visit this ) and also some additional information for Home Learning during Covid restrictions.
Important Notice: The following pages contain 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!
REMINDER TO PARENTS/CARERS – PLEASE TRY TO WORK ON THE LETTER SOUNDS/WORD CARDS FOR A SHORT TIME EVERY DAY AND ALSO HEAR YOUR CHILD READ EVERY DAY. REGULAR PRACTICE IS VITAL IN HELPING YOUR CHILD BECOME AN INDEPENDENT READER/WRITER.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS TRYING TO DO THIS – WE CAN REALLY SEE THE DIFFERENCE IT IS MAKING TO THE CHILDREN’S PROGRESS.
We are now sending home reading books. However, due to Covid restrictions, books can only be brought to school and changed on a Friday.
Every Friday morning reading books should be placed in the quarantine box inside the Early Years gate. These books will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours. New books will be sent home at the end of Friday.
Please remember that Friday is the only day on which we will be changing books.
We are learning letter sounds (phonics) each week in class to help the children become independent readers and writers. Please help your child to learn their sounds by using the sounds mats provided and also completing the homework detailed below. PLEASE talk to a member of the early years team if you are experiencing any problems with this – we are always happy to help. Click on the red phonics button to the right of this page to visit the phonics page for further information about resources.
Home-Learning during Covid restrictions
Please follow the time-table for the lessons provided on MS-Teams. The aim is that all children will view a literacy, numeracy and phonics session each day and then complete a linked activity.
If you are unable to view the lessons the pack can still be used independently and the class teacher will discuss how to do this during the weekly catch-up phone call. Phone calls this week will take place on 5/1/21.
Please also remember to work DAILY on the Phase 2 and Phase 3 sound mats and the word mat. The aim is that children should know all these sounds ands words. Letter formation practice is included in the pack but it would be very useful for children to complete some additional handwriting practice EVERY day.
Example – Activity for 5/1/21 – Week 1, day 1. View videos for News Writing (week 1, part 1 and 2)and write news(star border sheet). View Pattern videos (week 1, part 1 and part 2) and complete pattern sheet.
View Phonics video for day 1 and read and write words. ALSO – work on sound and word mats and start work on a craft activity.
HOMEWORK W/C 14/09/20
From week commencing 14/09/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for s, a, t .
Listen to the Jolly Phonics songs here , here and here for these letter sounds. Also click here and here and here to join in with Geraldine Giraffe as she learns her letter sounds. Please work on these sounds on a daily basis. Thank you.
If you have any questions please feel free to see a member of staff at the end of the school day.
HOMEWORK W/C 28/09/20
From week commencing 28/09/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for p,i,n.
Homework W/C 05/10/20
From week commencing 05/10/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for m, d, g, o.
Homework W/C 12/10/20
week commencing 12/10/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for c, k, ck, e and u.
Homework w/c 19/10/20
Week commencing 12/10/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for r, h, b, f, l
Homework w/c 9/11/20
Week commencing o9/11/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for j,v,w,x
Homework w/c 16/11/20
Week commencing 16/11/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for y, z, zz, qu
Homework w/c 23/11/20
Week commencing 23/11/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for ch, sh, th
Homework w/c 30/11/20
Week commencing 30/11/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for th ,ng ,ai.
Homework w/c 07/12/20
Week commencing 07/12/20 ALL children in Campbell class should practise their letter sounds (phonics) for ee, igh, oa.
Homework w/c 14/12/20
This week’s homework, and throughout the Christmas holidays, is to work to try to ensure that your child can confidently say the sounds for all letters for Phase 2 and sounds up to, and including, ‘oa’ for Phase 3.
We already have a number of children who can do this. If your child can do this please keep practising over the holidays – as new learning can be forgotten without regular practice.
If your child is not yet able to say the sounds for all of Phase 2 then this is a KEY AREA TO BE WORKED ON over the holidays.
Also, please keep working on the word mats. The children who are now able to read all these words will receive a new word mat this week.
If you have any queries, or require any support, helping your child with their words or sounds please talk to a member of the Early Years Team, we will be happy to help.
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
Please keep working on the word mat words too. See the Tricky Word learning song here.
PHONICS and Reading
We are currently working towards learning all the letter sounds on the Phase 2 mat below.
We are also now working on the Phase 3 mat as well.
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 by sight/memory.
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.
PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD TO PRACTISE WRITING THEIR NAME EVERY DAY UNTIL THEY CAN WRITE IT FROM MEMORY WITH ALL THE LETTERS FORMED CORRECTLY.
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 Reading and Phonics
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/