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NEW: Learning for Off Site

Click on the link above to our gallery to see some of our children's home learning! 

Home learning activities to complete with your children:

  • Each child will have 4 library books that you can read to them. The children should be able to read our sound out some of the words too. Use questioning to see how well they retained the story. Can they predict what might happen? How are the characters feeling? Can they explain why? 
  • Each child will have 4 reading books to help them practice their reading. Similarly, use questioning to see if they are retaining the story and not just reading the words. Do they understand what they are reading? 
  • If they finish those books here are recommended books for Reception: https://www.booksfortopics.com/reception
  • Here is a link for minibeast themed stories too: https://www.booksfortopics.com/minibeasts
  • Numbots should be used for a minimum of 10 minutes each day, please contact Miss Bruton if you are experiencing any difficulties with this. 
  • Phonics play is great for phonics games that the children are used to using: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources (login with the username 'march20' and the password 'home' for free access!) 
  • Try one of these projects at home:
    • Go on a minibeast hunt, what minibeasts can your child name? Can they describe the minibeasts, e.g. colour, number of legs etc.
    • Draw a picture and add labels to it (e.g. name the body parts of an animal) or as a super challenge, write a sentence to explain what the picture is.
    • Using craft materials or old recyclables, can your child create their own model? They could make their own minibeast or make a home for minibeasts to live in. You could even put them in your garden and see what creatures explore it!
    • Choose one of our new phonics sounds (phase 3 sounds) and see how many words you can write with that sound in. The children could even make up their own words with their chosen sound in to practice reading silly alien words!
    • Make flashcards with phase 2 or phase 3 phonics sounds on and put them in places around the house. Can the children name the sound when they find one? Can they think of a word that has that sound in?
    • Create a collage using scrap paper, old magazines, old food boxes etc. 
  • Try one of these play activities:
    • Go on a number hunt. Give the children a number and see if they can find it in the house somewhere. 
    • Go on a letter / digraph hunt. When looking through books, for example, see if the children can spot a letter or sound.
    • Each child will also be given an Easter maths booklet to complete in their own time which contains various activities. At the back of this booklet there is also a phonics board games that you can play with your children.
    • If the weather is nice, play traffic light games - red could be stop, orange could be hop and green could be run. The children could even come up with their own actions. 
    • Try leaf/bark rubbings - using the bark of a tree, a leaf or a flower, place them underneath a piece of paper and use chalk, pencils or crayons to lightly brush over the object to create a nature image.
    • Find objects in the house that begin with a certain sound. Create a competition and see who finds the most objects.
    • Play 'What's the time Mr Wolf?". We love to play it as a class and it's a great way to practice counting without just using objects. Remember to count each step and not just run to the Wolf! 
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