We hope you had a successful week of home learning last week. As commented last week, if you have not been using the previous blog resources then I would urge you to go back to the beginning and use those daily blogs rather than what we are now posting.
Below is an outline of the activities that the children in school will be doing for their three days. The work is differentiated – if you do not know which column to use then please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
As noted on the blog post from last Friday, the major area where the children, who returned to school, need to work on is in their independent writing. By now, all the children (unless they have a special educational need) should be able to sound out and write a simple sentence independently. Their spelling may not be correct but their sentences should make sense and be written in phonetically plausible words. Most children should be able to write several sentences and some will be able to write a simple story or narrative. The best way to help your child do this is to talk to them about something and then get them to think of a sentence, say it out loud and then have a go at writing it. If they struggle keep doing the phonics and then after the dictated sentence ask them to write their own too.
In addition, children should be reading everyday – there are a range of phonic books to choose from on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Feel free to do these school based activities twice or supplement them with the following:
Phonics – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured
These are a series of lessons using a different scheme to ours but the children will be able to follow. Click on Reception play all and then start from lesson one from the right hand side.
Reading – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
You need to register, but it is free, and there are 100s of decodable books on this site.
General – https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#
The Oak Academy is a national online teaching website providing lessons and resources for all primary aged children. You can pick a maths and literacy lesson to complete each day. More lessons are added each week.
The BBC also has lessons online but they do not cover the Early Years curriculum as well as The Oak Academy
Also a good site that we use in school, especially for maths, is Topmarks
Outline of what we will be doing in school:
Days four and five – as noted above please either repeat the activities in days 1-3 or use the additional resources listed above.
We look forward to seeing some of you back at school and some of you on Tapestry!
The Reception Team