With Miss Carney
Welcome to our children and families.
Spring Term – Under the new Covid restrictions Remote Home Learning is now in operation. Weekly 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.
Further Home Learning Packs will be sent home fortnightly.
Home-Learning during lockdown
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 linked activities
If you are unable to view a lesson the pack can still be used independently and the class teacher will discuss how to do this during the weekly MS Teams video call.
Please also remember to work DAILY on the Phase 2 and Phase 3 sound mats and word mats. 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.
Our topic term is Animals and we will be focusing on Jungle Animals. Here are the books we will reading together –
We will also be learning about Chinese New Year and the Great Animal Race
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!
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/