We know lots of parents and carers have questions about home learning and how to support their child at home. This useful guidance addresses lots of those concerns.
Reminder for all Phase 1 students - we would love to see the home learning you have been doing so please send photos or copies of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to let us know if you'd like more activities to do at home! Please also log in to Nessy and Times Table Rockstars each day so we can see how you are getting on with your reading, spellings and times tables! Please keep all the home learning that you do in a safe place so you can bring it in to school for us to see when we re-open. We look forward to seeing what you've achieved! Thank you
All Phase One Pupils
- Every child in phase 1 has taken a personalised pack of home learning home with them or had it posted out to them.
- These packs include the following:
- An English project
- Ideas for maths challenges, spellings, reading and science
- Thrive activities including cooking
- All children have a login to both Nessy and Times Table Rockstars (links below)
- All children have been given a login and allocated maths activities to complete on Sumdog (link below)
- Parents can sign up for a 1 month free 'Ultimate' account at Twinkl - VISIT www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
Suggested Websites for All Phase One Pupils
- Nessy Learning
- Times Tables Rockstars
- ICTGames English and maths games
- Phonics Play Currently providing free resources using the login on the homepage
- Top Marks maths games
- e-Learning for Kids Free and fun digital education for children worldwide
- BBC Bitesize for Primary
- Vooks Parent Resources A kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks
Example Thrive activities to try at home:
- Weekly Thrive activities found here
- Board game
- Card games
- Sensory play with slime, shaving foam, sand, water, playdough, bubbles
- Cooking and baking
- Mindfulness, e.g. colouring, yoga (cosmic yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga), relaxation music (available online, e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFZKK7K52uQ), guided visualisation (clips available online e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc)
- Treasure hunts
- Story building together by taking it in turns
- Art – drawing, painting, using chalks or pastels, collage
- Kim’s game (hide objects under a piece of fabric and remove one – can you tell what is missing?)
- Mirroring games and follow the leader
- Share stories together – predict what happens next and ask ‘what if…’
- Lego / construction
- Play with figures
- Discuss TV / films / online games together – how might characters be feeling? Discuss difference between fantasy and reality. Explore perspectives.
- Simon Says
- Guess the object - feely bags or by wrapping safe objects from around the home
- Make puppets
- I spy · Safe physical exercise (e.g. https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home)
- Ensure all exploration is safe and emphasise the need for safety and the thought process behind decision making to model making these connections.
- Aspire to strike a healthy balance between playing games, set learning tasks, physical exercise, screen time, sleep and eating. Learning through play is key so please play alongside your children and model having fun together
eBook to Help Children Understand Coronavirus
A book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear.
With everything that is going on at the moment; big changes to children’s routines and lots of stories on the news it can be a really scary time for children.
This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner.
Credit: Nurse Dotty Books
Suggested Websites for eBook to Help Children Understand Coronavirus