We hope you are all well and have had a good half term holiday. We are looking forward to seeing some of the children in school this week but understand the reasons why others will be staying at home. The final term at school is usually such a busy term with the end of year production, our Class Act of Worship, school trips, sports day etc and we usually find it quite hard to fit in much in the way of maths and literacy! We are so sorry that we are all missing out on this time and we very much look forward to the day we can all be in school together.
We hope the information below is helpful.
Phonics and Literacy
This term in phonics we will be recapping Phase 4. The plans from last term are attached. You could also make use of the Youtube Letters & Sounds lessons and the link is included below. Over the half term lessons were uploaded to cover Phase 4 and these should be helpful. We will also be encouraging the children to undertake as much independent writing as possible to increase confidence. As usual, please encourage your child to read at home and enjoy sharing stories together. This week's family learning activities are perfect for this.
In maths this term we will start off by reviewing numbers to 20 (counting, ordering, forming), practising addition and subtraction and counting on and back.
We will also be covering doubling, halving and sharing; capacity; and patterns and symmetry. In school our topic for the term will be mini beasts and some of these maths topics will be taught with this theme in mind (eg spots on ladybirds, patterns on butterflies, etc).
Please don't forget to look at the activities on the Family Learning page. In addition Mrs Braid has uploaded Acts of Worship for you to watch.
With our very best wishes,
Mrs Edwards and Mrs Clare
Link to daily Letters and Sounds phonics lessons for YR on Youtube
FAO all parents - Access to resources at home.
Twinkl - Twinkl is a fantastic teaching resource that has a range of powerpoints and worksheets available for each year group and subject in line with the national curriculum. To support parents during this difficult period, Twinkl is offering access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. This is available to every parent and carer so your children can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS . You can create an account and access their resources if you are looking for additional work to do whilst at home.
Classroom secrets - Classroom secrets have added a free learning home resource pack for each year group - https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/
Kahoot - Kahoot has over 40,000 games and resources that they have made available for free - https://kahoot.com/
Phonics Play website
Busy Things website
Week Beginning 4th May 2020
Please find attached weekly plans for Maths and Phonics. We have included some optional activities for Friday, although we do appreciate it is a Bank Holiday and you may be taking the day off.
Please also look at this week's Family Learning Activities. There are lots of fantastic art activities for your family to do together this week and perhaps over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Also attached is a short letter regarding feedback from your child's learning during Home Schooling.
If you have any suggestions for fun phonics activities that you have found particularly useful please email a photo and we will start a gallery to share ideas. Please continue to share other photos or news with us.
Please also look at our Collective Worship page where you will also find activities for VE Day.
We look forward to seeing you as many of you as possible in our weekly Zoom sessions.
Mrs Edwards and Mrs Clare