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2020 - 2021

Autumn 1

Oak 4 have settled back into school after the holidays. We have been spending time getting back into routine and getting to know our new friends .  

 

PE is on Wednesday and Friday.  All PE is taking place outside so please make sure that your child has suitable footwear (trainers) and tracksuit bottoms as well as shorts.  They should come into school dressed in their PE kit.

 

We have snack time after break so a healthy snacks can be sent in - fruit, raisins, cereal bars, etc. and they should come in with a named bottle of water.

 

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.  Please ensure that you also return their book.

Homework will also be available through Google Classroom.

The new google classroom code has been sent via an email.

 

 

Homework 16th October

 

As it is coming up to half term I thought that it might be nice for you to take a virtual trip.  Here are some links for you to explore with your child.

 

https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/guides/virtual-school-trips/

 

https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-museum-tours/

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/50-of-the-best-virtual-trips-and-educational-experiences-for-families

 

https://theschooltrip.co.uk/virtual-school-trip-ideas-you-can-do-for-free/

 

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/virtual-tour-science-museum

 

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/virtual-museum.html

 

https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/schools/samsung-digital-discovery-centre?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl6D_05i37AIVQbDtCh3U_QslEAAYASAAEgIa1PD_BwE

 

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.tes.com/news/5-virtual-school-trips-you-must-try%3famp

 

https://www.discoveryeducationglobal.com/community/virtual-field-trips/

 

Please remember that the children need to be careful when they are working online.  Try to use trusted  and age appropriate sites such as https://www.youtubekids.com/  and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize .

 

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 should continue to use your login from last term.  

You should have received a copy of your child's log in for Reading Eggs and they should therefore be able to access this from home on a phone, tablet or PC.

https://app.readingeggs.com/re/teacher/dashboard  

 

Please read with your child daily and re-read the book that is sent home on.  This reinforces their familiarity with the words and story which promotes fluency and aids comprehension.    

Reading Books are given out on Mondays and will be changed the following Monday.

 

You can also listen to audio books with your child at https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122352011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-6  

or watch story time at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn 

The children should access https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - which 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 buried treasure and other similar games.

Encourage your child to split the words into their sounds and then blend them together.  The link below gives examples of how the children should pronounce the sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc&feature=emb_logo 

This video shows you  some activities you might like to do with your child to help them to read.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LscR3ylyxgI

 

There are supporting resources at

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/teachers/printable-resources 

 

Maths

 

Practise counting with your children and get them to practise writing their numbers - particularly numbers that they are not yet forming correctly.

 

Encourage your children to say the days of the week and the month of the year in order.  You could practise addition and subtraction with your child.  I have attached a sheet with some fun ideas. 

 

Topmark has lots of interactive games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1 

Dressing up for Black History Month

Homework 9th October

 

Please remember that the children need to be careful when they are working online.  Try to use trusted  and age appropriate sites such as https://www.youtubekids.com/  and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize .

 

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 should continue to use your login from last term.  

You should have received a copy of your child's log in for Reading Eggs and they should therefore be able to access this from home on a phone, tablet or PC.

https://app.readingeggs.com/re/teacher/dashboard  

 

Please read with your child daily and re-read the book that is sent home on.  This reinforces their familiarity with the words and story which promotes fluency and aids comprehension.    

Reading Books are given out on Mondays and will be changed the following Monday.

 

You can also listen to audio books with your child at https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122352011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-6  

or watch story time at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn 

The children should access https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - which 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.

Encourage your child to split the words into their sounds and then blend them together.  The link below gives examples of how the children should pronounce the sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc&feature=emb_logo 

This video shows you  some activities you might like to do with your child to help them to read.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LscR3ylyxgI

 

There are supporting resources at

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/teachers/printable-resources - these resources are freely available if you log into the phonics play site username is march20 and password is home

 

Maths

 

Practise counting with your children and get them to practise writing their numbers - particularly numbers that they are not yet forming correctly.

 

Encourage your children to say the days of the week and the month of the year in order.  Look at halves and describe them as 2 equal parts of a whole.  This could be pizza. fruit, sharing objects.  

 

Topmark has lots of interactive games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1 

Homework 2nd October

 

Please remember that the children need to be careful when they are working online.  Try to use trusted  and age appropriate sites such as https://www.youtubekids.com/  and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize .

 

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 should continue to use your login from last term.  

You should have received a copy of your child's log in for Reading Eggs and they should therefore be able to access this from home on a phone, tablet or PC.

https://app.readingeggs.com/re/teacher/dashboard  

 

Please read with your child daily and re-read the book that is sent home on.  This reinforces their familiarity with the words and story which promotes fluency and aids comprehension.    

Reading Books are given out on Mondays and will be changed the following Monday.

 

You can also listen to audio books with your child at https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122352011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-6  

or watch story time at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn 

The children should access https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - which 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.

Encourage your child to split the words into their sounds and then blend them together.  The link below gives examples of how the children should pronounce the sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc&feature=emb_logo 

This video shows you  some activities you might like to do with your child to help them to read.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LscR3ylyxgI

 

There are supporting resources at

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/teachers/printable-resources - these resources are freely available if you log into the phonics play site username is march20 and password is home

 

Maths

 

Practise counting with your children and get them to practise writing their numbers - particularly numbers that they are not yet forming correctly.

 

Encourage your children to say the days of the week and the month of the year in order.  Encourage them to use ordinal numbers - 1st, 2nd, etc.

 

Topmark has lots of interactive games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1 

Homework 25th September

 

Please remember that the children need to be careful when they are working online.  Try to use trusted  and age appropriate sites such as https://www.youtubekids.com/  and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize .

 

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 should continue to use your login from last term.  

If you have forgotten or misplaced your login please let me know.

https://app.readingeggs.com/re/teacher/dashboard  

I am currently setting up the logins for the new pupils and will send out details on Monday.

Please read with your child daily and re-read the book that is sent home on.  This reinforces their familiarity with the words and story which promotes fluency and aids comprehension.    

Reading Books are given out on Mondays and will be changed the following Monday.

You can also listen to audio books with your child at https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122352011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-6  

or watch story time at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn 

The children should access https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - which 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.

 

Maths

 Fun Learning Games for Children about UK Money

Practise counting with your children and get them to practise writing their numbers - particularly numbers that they are not yet forming correctly.

Encourage your children to count by play shop, by helping to cook (weighing and measuring) or by comparing objects around the house - which is bigger?

Topmark has lots of interactive games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1 

Home work 18th September

Please remember that the children need to be careful when they are working online.  Try to use trusted  and age appropriate sites such as https://www.youtubekids.com/  and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize .

 

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 should continue to use your login from last term.  

If you have forgotten or misplaced your login please let me know.

https://app.readingeggs.com/re/teacher/dashboard  

I am currently setting up the logins for the new pupils and will send out details on Monday.

Please read with your child daily and re-read the book that is sent home on.  This reinforces their familiarity with the words and story which promotes fluency and aids comprehension.   

Reading Books are given out on Mondays and will be changed the following Monday.

You can also listen to audio books with your child at https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122352011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-6  

or watch story time at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn 

The children should access https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - which 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.

 

Maths

Interactive games

Practise counting with your children and get them to practise writing their numbers - particularly numbers that they are not yet forming correctly.

Encourage your children to count when they are outside.  For example,

How many steps to the shops?  How many times can I bounce / catch / hit the ball with a racquet?  Play hide and seek.  Count how quickly they can run to the tree?

Topmark has lots of interactive games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1 

 

Our first two weeks

Home work 11th September

Please remember that the children need to be careful when they are working online.  Try to use trusted  and age appropriate sites such as https://www.youtubekids.com/  and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize .

 

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 should continue to use your login from last term.  

If you have forgotten or misplaced your login please let me know.

https://app.readingeggs.com/re/teacher/dashboard  

I am currently setting up the logins for the new pupils and will send out details this week, once they have been logged on in school.

Please read with your child as often as you can.  I will be sending home reading books next week.  

You can also listen to audio books with your child at https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122352011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-6  

or watch story time at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn 

 

The children should access https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - which 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.

 

Maths

Practise counting with your children and get them to practise writing their numbers - particularly numbers that they are not yet forming correctly.

Play dominoes, snakes and ladders or other games that use dice or move with counters.

 

Topmark has lots of interactive games - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=1 

Helping your child at home

 

Keeping Healthy 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education-ks1-ks2-lets-get-active/z72yjhv

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/something-special-keep-fit-song?collection=something-special-songs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-magic-door?collection=have-fun-at-home#playlist

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

Craft  

Check Twinkl and Pinterest for ideas. 

 

Independence skills

Cutting with scissors,  putting on shoes, doing up buttons, doing up zips, tying laces, helping around the house - keeping their rooms tidy and cooking, with support.

 

Here is a more straightforward way of tying laces - give it a try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4AACzlhe8 

 

Here is the alternative with the two loops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgM807QlS-s 

 

Traditional method and other fastenings such as buttons and zips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehwqhHLJY5Y 

  
 

Mindfulness and activities could include building construction, colouring, playdough modelling, jigsaws, etc.

Music is available on youtube (make sure that you are monitoring ads)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlnYANIVslc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7ChMy3qROI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBexfwe-9j0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFp5a8cL1Ow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCRsLjMeso

 

 

Learning Resources

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:

 

Maths

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.

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)

https://youtu.be/WTeqUejf3D0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wwydguSKOU

https://youtu.be/JF_RdxFMjik

 

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

 

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 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/?s=&fwp_subscription_level=d08afb2965eb4489c73b980f38af50b1 

Also worth looking on http://twinkl.co.uk

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