Here is week 12 of our home learning challenge grids. It contains some of the activities we will be doing in class this week along with other things you can be doing at home. I have uploaded support resources along with our grid below this message. You will also find all the previous grids and home learning challenge grid resources below.
I love seeing all the things you are doing at home, suggested activities or other things you are learning. Remember to keep uploading and sharing your wonderful learning at home. Please don’t forget to regularly read either with books from home or the using the interactive books from the bug club website. If you need log in details or any help with it please just ask.
I can’t wait to see how you are getting on with your pentathlon challenges at home.
If you have any questions feel free to email me via the class email address.
We look forward to welcoming children back into school. Some children may be excited, and some may feel daunted, I’m sure many of you parents feel a little apprehensive and we all have a mixture of feelings.
Below is a pdf that can be shared with children to support new routines that we will have in Nursery and Reception now. It has been made by another nursery in Surrey and we have been allowed to share it with you. The pictures are lovely and words are reassuring describing how school is going to be different, but more importantly, that school will be a fun and positive place to be.
If you could look at the book together at a quiet time, it will help the children understand these changes and feel more settled about coming back. We are likely to also share and discuss it in school too.
A message for any families who are due to be starting our Reception Class in September.
I have attached a pdf story of a child starting school for you to share with your child. This will enable you to introduce the idea of staying all day at school, and will help all children that will be full time in September. Read the story and talk about it with your child. Doing this several times every now and again will help your child understand some of the experiences that will be ahead for them and help them cope emotionally for what could possibly be a challenge. We are very much looking forward to meeting you and your child and begin the process of getting to know you all.
Georgina Wilson, Early Years Leader
Here is a list of useful links to help support children during school closures.
Below you will find lots of new phase 4 phonic activity sheets as some families have been in contact to say their child has secured phase 3 and can they have some guidance to help them move on.
In Phase 4, no new letters are introduced. The main aim of this phase is to consolidate the children's knowledge and to help them learn to read and spell words which have adjacent consonants, such as trap, string and milk. These are called consonant blends. It then moves on to 2 syllable words, such as ‘children’, and compound words, such as ‘greenhouse’.
This website has further resources should you want them.
There are also a selection of games for them to play on there. You do not need to subscribe to this website and the games are free to play.
Also has games that children can use. It usually requires a subscription but due to the ongoing situation they have created a free log in.
Both of these websites also have games and resources for the other phases, the children may enjoy spending time exploring the websites and playing the games. Please be aware not all of them will work on mobiles or tablets.
If you have any further questions please feel free to email me and I can help your child with their specific needs.
I hope you are all having lots of fun with your learning. Stay safe and well.