Please check Google Classroom for teaching resources.
If you are struggling to access Google Classroom please contact the school and we will give you
our full support.
- this will give you an opportunity to explore growing with your child.
Growing at home links
garden through the seasons
science of growing plants
Lots of information about plants and how they grow from DK
Go onto busythings and use your child’s log in details – go to upper reception –understanding the world – the world - plants - There are a range of activities for your child to investigate
Make sure that your child continues with Reading Eggs
The order is up to you but I would suggest that you include the following
a period of exercise -
Try to keep lessons short and sweet with regular breaks or chillouts in between
Craft - Check Twinkl and Pinterest for ideas. You could work on a summer theme or circus following our term’s theme.
You could also practise independence skills: cutting with scissors, putting on shoes, doing up buttons, doing up zips, tying laces.
Here is a more straightforward way of tying laces - give it a try.
Here is the alternative with the two loops
Traditional method and other fastenings such as buttons and zips
Please sign up for PurpleMash - it is free and has weekly activities for you to enjoy- click on the featured tab. You need to register and follow the instructions in the email to bring up this screen. (Use eyfs and year 1 resources to start with)
Mindfulness is also useful - they may need a mindfulness session before starting work to allow them to be more focused.
Activities could include building construction, colouring, playdough modelling, jigsaws, etc.
Music is available on youtube (make sure that you are monitoring ads)
Reading and phonics
The children have been set up with the Reading Eggs app. This is bespoke training that I have set up for the children and you have been sent through the login.
https://app.readingeggs.com/re/teacher/dashboard. (please let me know if you need me to send this back out to you)
new.phonicsplay.co.uk - is free to log into the username is march20 and password is home
click on the phase to select appropriate resources - phase 2/3 for early readers phase 4/5 for more confident readers - the children like the flash card games and also games like buried treasure.
busythings - https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-remote-teaching - you should be able to login using your child's school login if not you can register for free trial.
Phonics is in literacy, communication and language - there are loads of interactive games and resources here for you.
Twinkl -https://www.twinkl.co.uk - has lots of phonics resources that you can access for free.
Additional DfE’s validated phonics programmes are:
Letters and Sounds: for home and school - online phonics lessons that follow phases 2 to 5 of the Letters and Sounds programme. Available from Monday 27 April
Free audio books
Storytime with Nick
Videos of lots of lovely stories - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn
Practise counting with your children and get them to practise writing their numbers - particularly numbers that they are not yet forming correctly.
Dot to dots are good for number recognition.
You could use a ruler and measure things or make cakes and practise measuring with cups or counting out spoonfuls of ingredients.
Play dominoes, snakes and ladders or other games that use dice or move with counters.
When you are playing games or keeping fit try counting along.
See how many teaspoons/forks are in the drawer, sort the bricks into different colours and see how many there are. Which has more/less?
Which toy is bigger/biggest/ heavier/lightest?
Count in twos -
There are counting and shape songs on youtube (make sure that you are monitoring ads)
Iplayer has maths resources such as number blocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks
counting cars - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p077rl69/numbersongs-counting-cars
Topmark has lots of interactive games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1
As does busythings https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-remote-teaching - you should be able to login using your child's school login if not you can register for free trial.
Classroom secrets also has lots of general resources including maths
Also worth looking on http://twinkl.co.uk
Oak 4 have settled back into school after the holidays. We have been spending time getting to know each other.
Homework will be given out on Fridays to be completed and returned the following Friday.
Reading books will be given out on Mondays to be changed the following Monday. Please make sure you read with your child, then comment and signing the reading record.
PE is inside on Wednesday and outside on Friday. Please make sure that your child has suitable footwear (socks, plimsolls and trainers) and tracksuit bottoms as well as shorts.
Healthy snacks can be sent in - fruit, raisins, cereal bars, etc. and a bottle of water.