This page sets out the Home Learning to be completed in the event of school closure during a national lockdown. Other work is set directly for children within our learning platform Microsoft Teams. It is expected that work should be completed if the child is well enough to access the work and, unless they are able to access it independently, has an adult available who is well enough to help them.
Also please be aware that the ‘year group email’ account for your child’s year group has been reopened for this period to help us support your child’s learning at home during this time. Should you require any contact or support from your child’s class teacher, please email them directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents/Carers: Please read the E-safety note at the bottom of this page.
Suggested Daily Timetable
Here is a suggested timetable for guidance:
The Oak National Academy – Maths
Please access the daily lessons on the Oak National Academy website: https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/early-years-foundation-stage/subjects/maths
These sessions are in line with our teaching sequence in school and will help your child to continue their learning journey at home. Miss Goodison will set specific units to work on each week alongside supporting sessions recorded by her. These will be found within the ‘Maths Sessions’ Channel on Microsoft Teams.
Learn by hearts:
Here are the learn by hearts for Reception. These are basic skills that each child should regularly practice with a little help from parents / carers.
Miss Goodison has created some online videos that follows the next part of our English unit. Please watch each video in order and complete the activities set each day. These lessons can be found within the ‘English sessions’ channel on Microsoft Teams. Some of the activities will be set as assignments.
Letters and Sounds – Phonics
Please access the daily phonics sessions from the English Hub: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw
Miss Goodison has planned specific phonics videos for each day, these sessions can be found in the ‘Daily Phonics’ channel on Microsoft Teams.
All children are expected to read on a daily basis. It is important that they are given opportunities to answer questions and discuss the text/story with an adult. Should you require additional books, you could visit the Oxford Owl free E-book Library available at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Daily Skills Practice
Children should continue to learn and practise their key skills. This may include practising their phonics and number recognition. Links are provided below to support this:
Flashcards are a great resource for children to practice their recognition and recall of phonics sounds, tricky words and numbers 1-20. Here are the phonics sounds and tricky words Reception children are expected to know by the end of the year.
We have created a booklet containing work related to the current Learning Challenge topic your child is working on in school. Your child’s teacher will email you to let you know which pages of this booklet children are expected to complete during their time at home. It is hoped that we can add this work your child’s school book on their return to school.
Our topic this half term is ‘Can a penguin and a polar bear be friends?’ looking at polar regions around the world.
Please click the link below to view the Learning Challenge booklet:
Additional activities to complete:
Baking inspired by Arctic animals
Make a polar bear mask
Here are some fun Science experiments linked to our polar regions topic that you can enjoy at home:
Our focus for this half term in RE is the story of Creation. Please use the activities provided below to support your child’s learning:
During any time spent on PHSE (Personal, Health, Social and Emotional) learning, please follow the lessons found in the Same and different unit on Oak National Academy here:
Oak National Academy host assemblies and collective worship sessions in partnership with the Church of England and other organisations, which cover the values we learn about in school. Please see the following document for further information and links.Faith-at-Home
Visit our ‘PE with Mr B.’ page for PE lessons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Stories read by Miss Goodison
Additional Learning Opportunities:
In addition to the above, children can visit the following sites, which we also use in school, to help consolidate or continue their learning:
- Education City – for Maths, English & Science
- Purple Mash – for many subject areas, including Maths & English
- Charanga (Yumu) – for Music
E-safety Note for Parents & Carers
During periods of school closure and home learning, children’s time spent online increases, as such it is important that we remain vigilant about online safety and ensure that out children are protected when using technology. Please could we remind you to ensure your internet settings are up to date, children are using ‘child friendly’ online search engines (such as Kidrex.org or Kiddle for example) and you could revisit the SMART rules which we teach in school to ensure that your child knows how to keep themselves safe. Our E-safety page has more information. If you need any further support in online safety, please contact us.