We would like to say well done for working so hard and trying your best in Class 1 this term, and also give you a few ideas for simple activities we would like you to do daily during your time at home, to help you practise your skills and be well prepared for your return to school.
Here is a timetable for your home learning this week, followed by further guidance on activities:
Read daily – read and enjoy books to keep up the skills you have learnt. Talk about what you are reading and what you liked or disliked about each book.
Please try to do a little bit of both daily. Continue to practise your sound fans. Make words and write words by playing the weekly sound swap and word spelling games posted in the resources section below.
There are also some useful ideas and structured lesson ideas on the Monster Phonics home learning page; just click on your child’s year group and take it from there.
At school we use the Sounds Write and Letters and Sounds programmes to support our phonics teaching. These websites give some really useful information about resources:
Another useful website for phonics games is www.phonicsplay.co.uk. Click on the left-hand-side links for Phase 2 games.
The Oxford Owl site also has lots of fantastic things for you and your child to share. If you click on ‘Reading’ and then click on ‘Search for a book’ you will find lots of online books which are similar to the books we use in our reading scheme at school.
Practise number recognition and ordering of numbers daily using the number cards in the resources section below.
Ideally aim for mastering one skill a day (or more if you wish!). Have a look on your child’s rewards page. The aim is for them to complete the year by the end of August 2021 and there are a set amount of skills to master in each year group. Reception have 96 skills to complete.
Wider curriculum learning
Download the home-learning pack for Reception and choose an activity daily from the outside (for in your garden) and wider-curriculum activities.
Wider curriculum for Reception: Alistair Bryce Clegg has 50 fantastic ideas for practical learning for Reception (EYFS) children, which can be found on this website.
Oak National Academy
The DfE have been collaborating with teachers around the country to provide an online resource with daily English, Maths and Foundation lessons. If you would like to further supplement the activities I post each week, follow this link. Click on online classroom -> schedule -> Reception.
Please don’t forget to email me photographs of your wonderful work via our class email address firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can keep in touch and provide you with support and feedback. I would also love to be able to tweet the pictures of your work to help and inspire your classmates, so remember to give permission in your email if you would like me to do this.
Stay safe everyone, we will all be back together again soon!
Here are some letter cards that you can cut up and use to make words for the sound swap and word spelling games I will post each week. In addition, you could choose one sound each day as a focus – write a line of that sound to practice letter formation. You might like to stick these on to a piece of card or an old cereal packet before cutting them out to make them a bit stronger.
Here are some number cards that you can cut up and use to practise your number recognition and ordering:
School home learning pack_14 day isolation_Gt Ellingham (Download this pack to print the above letter and number cards directly)
Other Useful websites:
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.