Please check back at this page often as we will keep updating it as appropriate so that the remote learning matches the content that would be happening in the classroom. Remember you can contact us at anytime through our class email address and Tapestry.
Please upload any work or photos onto Tapestry or send to our class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep encouraging your child to write their first name by tracing the different letters in their name on a piece of paper. Some children are now copying the different letters from their name underneath using recognisable letters. This is amazing and everyone is showing so much progress with their learning. Here are some examples of the children’s work. The children are beginning to hear, say and write down different initial sounds and use the alphabet mat to write down different letters.
Learning time: (Including phonics, music, maths and RE)
Monday: We start the session off by completing our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. Afterwards we have our weekly music session where we use music express where we learn new songs and new musical vocabulary. This week we are revising the songs we have previously learnt this half term: ‘Playing in the garden, shaky old train, fingers on the floor and round and flat.’ The children are beginning to play different instruments in time to the beat whilst they are singing these songs.
Tuesday: We start the session off by completing our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. Afterwards we are learning about blending and segmentation using rainbow our phonics puppet. We encourage the children to listen to him sound out the different sounds e.g. pig, cat, dog. in order to find the different objects. We are also trying to encourage the children to have a go at sounding out some of the words (If confident).
Wednesday: We start the session off by completing our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. Afterwards we have our RE session. This week we are continuing our topic of Pentecost and how Jesus taught us to love one another.
Thursday: We start the session off by completing our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. Afterwards we do our weekly poetry basket session. We have recently learnt the poems ‘I have a little frog’, ‘Sliced bread’ and last week we learnt ‘Thunderstorm’ after we experienced the storm last week. We are going to revisit these poems and make sure we are confident performing these poems.
Friday We start the session off by completing our daily calendar. We sing the days of the week song, work out what date it is and talk about the weather and which season we are in. Afterwards we sing different nursery rhymes with the children encouraging them to join in with the words and actions. Encourage the children to choose a character out of the song bag.
After each session we share stories with the children where they get to vote for their favourite story. The children work out together which book has the most votes by counting the different children’s photos.
We use these website to help the children to write down the different graphemes that we are learning. Please try and encourage your child to write down the different graphemes we have learnt so far.
Every day please encourage your child to sing the days of the week song and work out what the date it is by counting one more. You can also encourage your child to talk about the weather and the season. The children enjoy doing this activity every day and are excellent at remembering the different days!
Keep watching Numberblocks to help your child to recognise the different numbers. The children seem to really enjoy learning the different numbers from this educational learning site.
Each week new tasks will be set. There are helpful videos for you and your child to watch together. Your child will receive progress points and certificates for taking part in the different activities.
As mentioned above every Thursday we learn poems from poetry basket.
In the Summer term we have learnt these poems so far:
- I have a little frog.
- Sliced bread.
- The Fox
See if your child can remember the different words to these poems.
Reading at Home
Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy
This collection of our top 10 tales, often read by the author, are suitable for 3-7-year olds (though older children may enjoy them too). The book covers are include so children can see and CHOOSE what they’d like. Reading for pleasure is about engaging with books or any texts that interest you, so children’s choice is key.
Digital Favourites to Enjoy
Download a copy of digital favourites, with visuals so children can CHOOSE! The collection includes stories, poetry, comics, information books and magazines and so something to tempt every reader. The visuals are key to fostering motivation, so do pass on.
Oxford Owl have free e- books that you can download onto your devices at home.
If you would like to know your child’s reading level for this website, please email me and I can send you the information individually.
Parents can further support their children with their reading through:
Predicting – What do they think this text is about?
Clarify – What new vocabulary have they experienced? Meaning?
Question – What would they still like to know?
Summary – In their words, what is the text about?
Why not try yoga with your child to help them to calm down but also to get exercise too. It is a little website called Cosmic Kids yoga and it has several types of yoga based on different stories. For example, the hungry caterpillar, Room on a broom, Frozen. See which story you and your child like the best.
Andy’s Wild Adventures