We hope you are all keeping well and enjoying carrying out some of our suggested activities with the children at home. We have attached below some suggested activities for summer term. Thank you to all of you who have sent photographs in of activities the children have been doing at home. It has been lovely to see and we have enjoyed responding. Just a reminder of the email - firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to reassure all parents that the most important thing right now is that parents support their children's social and emotional development. It is a strange time for your children and not seeing family members and friends at school can be unsettling for them. Your children will continue to thrive outside of school if you can continue to make them feel safe and secure, you can reassure them that soon they will go back to school. Share your strength, kindness and calm but most of all share fun and laughter!!
e hope you keep safe and happy while school is closed, please see below some fun things for you to do at home with your parents or carers help and support.
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We hope you are enjoying having a go at some of the suggested Home Learning activities.
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As a school we follow the Power of Reading literacy scheme of work. Power of Reading have put together some ideas for how parents and carers can continue to support their children's language and comprehension skills while at home.
Each set of notes contains five simple activities designed to develop children’s comprehension skills and strategies and develop their imagination and creativity for writing, linked to the EYFS Statutory Framework.
Most activities are reading, talk and play based and need little more than familiar household objects, and sometimes a pencil and paper to complete. Other drawing materials such as coloured pencils or crayons would be useful, but are not essential.
Children don’t have to have a copy of the book at home to do the activities, as extracts are provided, please see attachments below. We hope you enjoy these activities.
Nursery- Nursery will be working on various aspects of phase 1 including, 'rhythm and rhyme', musical instruments, environmental sounds. Mrs Geelan, our music specialist, will be supporting us with these aspects on Monday mornings.
Reception- This half term Reception class will be working on phase three of the Letters and Sounds programme and consolidating this work by drawing on elements of phase four of the Letters and Sounds programme.
Guided Reading for Reception takes place weekly and the children bring home a new reading book each Monday.
Nursery and Reception are read to daily and we ensure we read a range of texts including rhyme books, poetry, non-fiction, fiction and non-worded picture books.
The children have access to an attractive reading area which contains a range of texts, comics, soft toys to read to, story puppets and rhyme spoons.
Thank you to all our parents who have been 'Mystery Readers'. The children love you coming in to read and are always excited to find out who it will be. If you would like to be a mystery reader this half term let us know which day would be most convenient for you. Mystery reading slots take place at 3.10pm.
Nursery- This term Nursery will continue to work on writing their names using correct letter formation and mark making in a variety of ways including paint, in sand, using pencils, felt tips and crayons. We will continue dough disco to strengthen our hand and finger muscles.
Reception- This term Reception will be learning lots of new digraphs (two letters that make one sound i.e 'sh' and trigraphs i.e 'igh') we will also be working on caption writing, recipes and ingredients, story mapping and short sentences.
Home Reading Books
Nursery- Will continue to bring home a rhyme card each Friday. Please ensure the card and home reading record book are in your child's bag on Fridays ready to change.
Reception- Are allocated one book for their reading bag and one E-book on Phonics Book each week. Please make a comment in their reading record book to let us know if they enjoyed the book; what discussions you had together about the story/information; what other reading has been taking place at home.
Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions about phonics and reading.
This half term the Reception children will focus on counting and recognition; adding and subtracting; time and 3D shapes.
Children find one more or one less from a group of up to five objects, then ten objects. Using quantities and objects, Children add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
Space, Shape and Measure
Children order and sequences familiar events and measure short periods of time in simple ways. Children explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
This half term the Nursery children will focus on:
Matching numeral and quantity; comparing groups of objects; solving simple number problems; being introduced to a 10 frame to solve number problems
Space, Shape and Measure
similarities of shapes in the environment; constructing with shapes and making arrangements
All the children have daily access to our outdoor learning environment and a range of physical and sporting activities including balance and two wheel bikes, climbing, balls, netball hoop and running space. In addition we have PE with our sports on Thursdays. This half term coach James is teaching team games.
We are using 'Chatter Boxes' to teach . Our themes this term are- 'Stories Jesus Heard', Stories Jesus Told', Easter'. The children are learning our daily prayers and we have a weekly assembly led by Mrs Howard.