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During this uncertain time, we want your child to continue their learning at home through as many practical and imaginative ways as possible. We will provide lots of different resources to help guide their learning and hope that you enjoy the time spent with your child to support their education. Many of the activities can be completed independently, some may require a little bit of adult support. We will continue to update the website with new ideas throughout the upcoming weeks/months to ensure your child remains engaged with their learning.
You will find a link to the interactive resources we use in school at the bottom of this page.
Daily Play Challenge:Weds_8th_balance_challenge
Weekly Maths Learning:
Weekly Phonics Learning:
Our sound of the week is ‘m’. See if you can copy Geraldine on the video! ‘mmmmmmmmmmm!’
Encourage the children to watch the video each day and then go around the house on a “mmmm” treasure hunt, finding different items that begin with the ‘mmmm’ sound.
It doesn’t matter if they make some mistakes to begin with.
Really focus on saying the first sound of each object they find or you want them to find.
For example, “Can you p…p…please find me a mmm…mmm…mmmop? Well done you found a mmm-magazine!”
Now count how many items you could find that begin with a mmmmm sound.
Look at this iSpy image. Let’s play!
Can you find all the objects on the picture that begin with a ‘mmmm’ sound? How many can you find?
Last week we looked at the ‘sss’ sound. Count the objects you find beginning with ‘s’.
Now you can play I Spy around your house, or on your daily walk using these sounds you are learning!
We were starting to really enjoy writing our letters! Find some paper and practice writing the ‘m’ sound with the special tripod pencil we sent you in your home learning pack.
We use the rhyme – ‘Maisy mountain mountain.’ Give it a try!
Can they write a “m” at the top of a piece of paper and put all of their ‘mmmm…special’ things they find beginning with ‘m’ on it?
Lots of games and activities that can be played on smart phones, tablets or r. Follow the link: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Love my Books
Free access to lots of different books – lots of our favourite books are read aloud and then activities given to go alongside the stories. Follow the link: http://www.lovemybooks.co.uk/shark-in-the-park
Let’s Get Creative!
Children always love an activity that involves cutting and sticking!
You can make anything you like, look at this example of a robot and a dragon!
You will need:
● Boxes e.g. cereal box
Email the pictures to email@example.com
Singing and Stories:
One of our favourite authors Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo, Smartest Giant in Town, Stickman) has turned lots of our favourite stories into songs. These can be listened to through our website – some even teach Makaton signs! See how many you can learn.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have also slightly altered some of our famous stories to spread the ‘social distancing’ message in a light-hearted way. These could be discussed as a family and talk about how the characters might be feeling and why it is important to socially distance.
Joe is committed to being your daily P.E teacher during school closures. He will be running daily sessions to help keep children active, streamed live each day at 9am. Follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence. Follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Learning Through Play:
TTS have tried to provide you with a rich and varied range of learning opportunities. They are play based experiences and they fulfil and compliment so many curriculum areas. Play in early years is how children learn and make sense of the world. These are only guidelines and you can adapt the ideas, as you know your children best and can follow their interests. Follow the link:
Hungry Little Minds
Many little things light up little minds. HM Government have released this guidance for younger children. Here, you will find many ideas to help hungry little minds.
Healthy Recipes and Snack Ideas
BBC Good Food has a range of healthy recipe ides that you could cook together as a family. Involving the children in preparing and cooking food makes them more likely to try new things. Follow the link: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/snacks-kids
Playdough can be used in many different ways! Getting children to roll and knead, builds their upper body muscles and helps with fine and gross motor skills. Playdough can be rolled out, measured or counted, used to role play cafes or kitchens, used to build and create patterns.
2 cups of plain flour
¾ cup salt
2 cups of warm water
Food colouring (optional)