In the event of school closure or choosing to self-isolate, the expectation is that children continue their learning from home. This can be done in a variety of fun ways, including lots of play! We have provided some resources, activities and ideas below to help the children with this.
Twinkl is an amazing resource! They are offering parents a one month Ultimate Membership totally free of charge. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.
PhonicsPlay is free at the moment, wow! Go to https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/. Username: march20 and Password: home
Don't forget that you can access Phonics Screening Check past papers on the Gov website and practise at home.
Monster Phonics is another super resource with lots of Phonics learning aimed at EYFS, Year1 and Year 2. Username: login and Password: homelearning
Oxford Owl (link below) offers FREE e-books via their website, all you need to do is create a login. Lots of books, both Fiction and Non-Fiction, that we use in school are available along with interactive teaching resources and activities. Definitely worth a look!
Please encourage children to use these when writing and encourage them to use a range of vocabulary when writing. In class we made a 'banned' word list which included the following words; nice, good, walk, and the following words were not allowed to be used on their own; cold, ice, and snow.
Practise writing the alphabet in lower-case and capital letters. Practise writing numbers 0-100 in numerals and words.
Mr Hill's Yew Maths
Here in the Yew we have been doing much the same maths as everyone else. The big difference is the speed we have been trying to go. Some of the learning is done against the clock and each time the children try and beat their time or how much they can complete. Everybody in Year 1 can take on this challenge. We start each session with counting up from 67, 68, 69 up to about 130 and then back down again. Next is counting in tens to 200, twos to 40 and fives to 100. That always gets the brain working and then you are ready for any of my maths challenges.
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