Most of these lessons need no equipment or adult input, just a little space and occasionally some paper and pencil
Some equipment/ adult help is required for these lessons but please don't worry - even if your child just watches the lesson they will still be learning!
Lesson 1 - Order by size
You will need: Things of different sizes eg toys, scissors and coloured pencils
Lesson 2 - Use everyday language to compare and explore capacity
You will need: Plastic bottles, measuring jugs, mixing bowl, cup, flour, oats, water [To make oaty dough]
Lesson 3 - Using everyday language to compare and explore weight
You will need: Weighing scales [electronic or balance], household objects to weigh eg food jars, tins or toys
FOR THE CAKE - butter, flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, mixing bowl and spoon
Lesson 4 - Using everyday language to explore and compare length
You will need: playdough [could make using flour, a little oil and water] or string/ribbon
Lesson 5 - Consolidation
You will need string or ribbon, scissors
Lesson 1 -Describing and sorting 3D Shapes
You will need: household objects that 3D shapes during the shape hunt - cube [eg dice], cylinder [eg tin of beans], cuboid [eg a box], Sphere [eg a ball], cone
Lesson 2 - Exploring the characteristics of 3D shapes
You will need: blocks eg lego, duplo or wooden blocks or household objects that are 3D shapes eg tins, boxes, tubes
Lesson 3 - Using mathematical language to describe position
You will need a favourite soft toy, paper, colouring pencils
Lesson 4 - Using mathematical language to describe position accurately
You will need: a few soft toys, dolls or figures
Lesson 5 - consolidation of shape and sorting
For the next 2 weeks we will be looking at numbers to 10. Please make sure your child completes these lessons [even if you think they can deal with numbers beyond 10]. It is so important to consolidate their understanding of the value and order of numbers to 10.
It is useful to have a few resources ready for the start of these 10 lessons.
YOU WILL NEED :
Something to count eg dry pasta pieces, lego or other blocks, sweets - anything small will do.
Some maths printed resources - a tens frame/ number cards and picture cards - simply download and print of the resources or make your own - it would be great if the children could help make number or picture cards like the ones below. They can use any pictures.
In each of the subjects below are lots of activities which are useful for afternoon sessions [or any time of day]. These are the activities that we would be doing together if the children were in school and lots involve short bursts of video teaching from me [apologies for this!]
Please encourage your child to have a go at a variety of subjects.
So sorry that we won't be seeing your lovely children for a while - but better to be safe than sorry. Your children have made a wonderful start at school and we really hope that you continue to support them with their learning journey.
We will do all we can to help with this and are always available at the end of a phone or via the e-mail contact form on our class page.
Please don't panic at the thought of home schooling. I will update this page regularly and give you lots of ideas of things to do at home using any resources you can lay your hands on. We will explore apps such as Purple Mash, reading eggs and even Microsoft Teams one step at a time.
PLEASE JUST KEEP CHECKING THIS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION. THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO RIGIDLY STICK TO THE DAYS - FEEL FREE TO SWAP THINGS AROUND TO FIT IN WITH YOU.
It would be great if you could have a really good go at exploring Reading eggs. All your children have been assessed and are working at their own level. It is great for practicing their phonic skills, the children are familiar with it and it can be accessed on laptops, tablets or mobile phones. Children's login details can be found in your child's Reading Record book as well as on previously sent letters. Let me know asap if you can't find them, so I can help.
Our topic this term is 'Winter'. Use the lovely powerpoint below as a starting point to discuss what Winter is like. Then what better way to begin the topic than wrapping up warm, getting outside into the fresh air and exploring signs of Winter [especially if the weather forecast is correct and it snows!!]
Can you see bare branches, migrating birds, ice, frost or snow? What else shows you it's Winter?
When you get home from your walk can you draw some pictures of the signs of Winter? Grown ups please help your child write a bit about what they saw [you could write the word and ask them to copy it underneath]. Send your work to me on Purple mash via e-mail [don't worry if you don't know how to do this we will cover it on Wednesday so please check you have your login details and let me know if you can't find them] or send me your photos through 'evidence me'.
Now might be a good idea to introduce some safety aspects - not eating berries or walking on a frozen pond!
Please follow the link or google purple mash to get to the site. Login using your child's login details which can be found in the cover of their reading record books [the password is numbered animals].
Once you are logged in to the home page please ask your child to change their avatar [the picture of a blank person in the top right hand corner of the screen]. You can change hair, eyes, clothes etc.
Explore Mini-mash which is designed specifically for Early Years children [see the video below for and explanation.
Thank you to those children who had a go at the Reading eggs app. A new assignment has been set for your child with an expiry date of Friday. We will regularly set simple assignments for your child to complete so please do log in and have a go. Your child should be able to do most of the activities independently [to give you a breather!].
Today we are thinking about Winter clothes and wrapping up warm. We are especially thinking of clothes that come in pairs.
What can you find items around your home that come in pairs? eg socks, shoes, gloves etc
Do they match?
Why do we say 'a pair of trousers?'
Make a collection of pairs of objects from around the house that match. Can you draw them, colour them so they match and write what they are? How many objects did you draw? Can you count them in two's? [Quite tricky this so teach them 2,4,6,8,10]
Have a go at designing your own Winter clothes.
Use the worksheet below or just draw around your hands to create matching gloves. Make sure the patterns and colours match.
There are some lovely Winter maths challenge cards to take your learning outside again.
Join me to have a go at practising your handwriting and play this game against the clock . You can also try to write other words against the clock eg up, on, is, it, if, at, and, to, the
Today's task is to familiarise yourself with some of the online games and activities we will be using over the next few weeks.
Should your child need to self isolate during Autumn Term 2, here is the planning to show what we will be doing in class. Please choose from any of the activities listed in the planning using any resources you have at home. Many of the stories can be found on YouTube and the links below will take you to many resources. Should the whole class need to self-isolate then separate workpacks will be available from school.
As we come to the Festive part of the year, we will be thinking about the Christmas story and how we celebrate special times. This is the perfect opportunity to get crafty and create something from bits around the hose;
All children have received a login for 'Reading Eggs' and this also includes 'Maths seeds.' All children have been assessed and are working on a reading and maths program specific to their needs.
Should you need to isolate, these programs should be worked through daily. We will monitor strengths and areas to practice further with your child.
Diwali is a very important holiday in India. It is a Hindi "festival of lights" which celebrates the New Year. The word Diwali means "rows of lighted lamps."
The festival usually honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Lamps are lit to help Lakshmi find her way into people's homes.They also celebrate a Diwali legend, the story of the return of Rama and Sita to Rama's kingdom after fourteen years of living way from their home in excile. Why not try some simple mehndi designs for kids to get into the spirit of Diwali?
This festival is a time for:
- Spring cleaning homes and businesses
- Decorating the home with lots of lights
- Wearing new clothes
- Exchanging gifts
- Preparing festive meals
- Putting on huge firework displays
- Decorating the floors of houses in rangoli patterns
Superhero isolation activities.
This half term in school our topic will be 'superheroes.' Should your child need to self isolate, here are some ideas of the things we will be learning in school. I appreciate your home is not school and resources may not be easily to hand but I have included activities that can be done without too many things.