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UPDATE*** - 23/03/20 - Good morning everyone! This might be useful: if your child is worried about coronavirus, this book has been produced by an intensive care nurse at Southampton General Hospital to help explain things to them:
Take care and stay safe!
Hello to all of our Year R children and families! We hope you are keeping well and looking after yourselves.
We will be regularly updating this page with learning that you can do at home, so keep checking back in.
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!