Below there is an attached file called 'Coming back to school information for children'. Please share it with your child as it will give them some more information about what school will be like.
** Update 03/06/20: Dear Parents of children in Yr R and Yr 1,
We would like to start by thanking everyone who has been busy doing the home learning activities. We have seen some fantastic work on Dojo, and have been very impressed with the resilience and hard work shown.
As you know Yr R children will be returning to school on Wednesday 3rd June, and Yr 1 children on Monday 8th June. Whilst we will be encouraging all children to return to school we appreciate it is a difficult decision to make for each family. However, there will not be any new home learning activities uploaded to the website.
If you are going to continue to home school your child, here are a list of useful websites that we would recommend.
www.activelearnprimary.co.uk (using your personal log in)
www.twinkl.co.uk (some resources free)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw (phonics videos)
We will no longer be using the Dojo system as a form of communication or as a system for looking at work as all teachers and teaching assistants will be working at school.
We thank you for all of your hard work and communication through the Dojo system,
Please take care and keep safe.
UPDATE*** - 11/05/20: follow this link for episode 2 of Notes from the Nature Zone with Steve!
23/04/20: We've been working on a little something to make you smile...enjoy!
> Please see the 'Home learning week beginning...' section for work each week <
Please don’t feel overwhelmed with the amount of tasks on the website, there is no expectation for your child to complete all the tasks being set for home learning, we just want to provide choice for your children- just submit whatever you can achieve. Please also don’t worry about your child falling behind, we are already thinking hard about when children return to school and how we will support them both emotionally and with their learning.
We have put together some 'Key Messages' regarding learning at home for your information in the attachments below.
One thing to keep doing every day is reading together. This includes reading story books to your children and also accessing Active Learn so the children can continue to practise their reading too. The website is:
Your user name will be the first 4 letters of your first name and the first 4 letters of your last name, for example:
Harry Potter = harrpott
Your password will be ‘changeme’
The school code is ‘word’
Remember a big part of the early years curriculum is to play! We dedicate time to this at school every day. Please don't feel pressure to do 'work' all the time. Play games together, read stories, cook and go out in the garden if you have one.
Our favourite playdough recipe:
Mix in a pan : 2 cups of plain flour, 1 cup of salt, 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar, 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of oil and some drops of food colouring.
Place over heat and mix with a wooden spoon. Stir continuously until it all sticks together. Turn out on the side, knead lightly and leave to cool. Store in an air tight container. If it goes sticky after a couple of uses make another batch and cook it for longer.
Several companies are offering online resources for free during this time. The one that we often use in school is www.twinkl.co.uk. You can sign up for a free account using the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Here are a few ideas of what you can do whilst at home with your children.
In school we would use a lot of practical resources to support the children with
their learning. Here are some examples of things you can do:-
Make patterns by pegging them to card or a paper plate if you have one.
Sort them to count how many of each colour, talk about more or less.
“Which one has more? How do you know? And the same for less.
You can add with them – again on a strip of card or paper use two colours
to add two amounts together. Ask the question “how many altogether?”
Write numbers on the pegs to order numbers up to 20.
Help with the washing:
Find the pairs of socks. “How many pairs are there?
Can they count in 2’s? Problem solve: E.g. “if I had 6 socks, how many people
could have a pair? “If I had 5 socks, how many pairs can I make?”
Can they sort the clothes into size? Big and little clothes.
Helping hanging washing on the drier using pegs is good for their fine motor
You could encourage your child to write numbers up to and past 20 if they
Write numbers leaving gaps for missing numbers that they can fill in.
Outside: (If you have access)
Find stones, order by size or count them. Play one more and one less game.
Play games such as “What’s the time Mr Wolf” or, how many goals can you
score? How many footsteps is it from here to there?
There are websites available:
TWINKL has a free log in. Log in details on phonics jobs to do.
Google, White Rose Maths. They have Year 1 weighing and measuring, some
of these activities will be suitable for your children.
There are some great games available in the Early Years tab on:
We will send more ideas regularly. Have fun!