Username: student25850 Password: family
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A set of instructional videos and supporting resources to compliment the teaching of upper and lower case letters. Have a go at practising forming the letters using different media. For example: sand, flower, paintbrush, chalk.
Communication, Language and Literacy
We have started Summer Term Poetry Basket:
We are looking at the following poem:
Read the poem to your child and identify rhyming words: way – today. Explain new vocabulary. Re-tell the poem each day.
Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by an adult. The children then act out their stories. Encourage your child to dictate a story and add some simple words and sentences. Please share your stories through Tapestry or the class email.
Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.
Please share the stories on Tapestry or send them to the class email address.
Some ideas for the stories below. Follow the path to create your own story:
Reading at Home
As a school we have recently bought into Collins Ebooks. These provide an online library of books which teachers can allocate linked to children’s growing Phonics knowledge, are age appropriate and are ideal in the current climate when children are unable to access reading books in school.
To access the books please follow the link below. Your child’s user name is UKHOLY followed by your child’s first and last name e.g. UKHOLYKateCawkwell, their password is Reading1
Below is a parents guide which shows how to access different features on the site, there is also an app which can be downloaded to make it more accessible on I-pads and tablets.
Collins eBooks Big Cat Parent Guide
Please record any reading you do at home on your tapestry account. You could add a video, photo or a comment if you wish or you can simply record the pages that have been read. If you need any support accessing your tapestry account, please let us know.
Also, follow the link to find a wide range of free books that can be read in different languages 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?
RE- Good News
That everyone has good news to tell.
Introduce the topic to the children by reading: The Jolly Postman.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- Who received the good news?
- How did they receive the good news?
- How did they feel?
ADULT DIRECTED GROUP ACTIVITY
- With a talk partner, tell each other a piece of good news and share amongst each other.
- Create a dance with the children that shows their excitement on hearing good news and how they share that good news with others.
- Collect items of good news i.e. letters, cards, emails, photographs, certificates etc. which recall your or the children’s good news.
- Set up a good news board – children to bring in their own news e.g. invitations to a party.
- Share good news in circle time, Twitter, class pages, newsletter etc.