Working from home grid - 25.3.20 to 3.4.20
Please click on the attached 'Working from home grid' to find the work set for you for Wednesday 25th March until Friday 3rd April 2020.
Dear Class R - Friday 3rd April 2020
I hope you are all well and enjoying your time learning and having fun in your own homes!
During our routines in the classroom, the children have developed their independence dramatically over the year! Now is a brilliant time for adults to give children 1:1 guidance in learning personal skills and then giving them the opportunity to practice them independently. This could be fastening up buttons, zips and putting shoes on before your daily walk (on the days you get out of your pajamas that is!) It could also be opening packets or putting their belonging away; this is a brilliant opportunity without the pressures and time constraints of usual daily life.
If you haven’t already seen any of my home learning videos, simply search ‘Mrs Bird’s Home Learning’ on YouTube. A huge thank you to those who have already watched, engaged and sent back some of your fantastic responses! There is no pressure to do so, the videos are just available for you to enjoy, but all responses are well received. Over the Easter break the content will shift to a daily ‘Story Time’ video to simply promote the love of reading.
Additionally, Cropwell Bishop's eggcellent, eggciting Easter reading race is up and running! Challenge yourself to read 12 books during April. You will achieve bronze with 8 reads, silver with 10 and gold if you achieve 12. Try to read a wide variety of texts. Below are some sites which offer free access to wonderful reads.
So, get reading Class R and use all the phonics Fred has taught you to enjoy as many reading opportunities as you can! I will post a few more 'Biff and Chip Read-A-Long' videos on the Mrs Bird's Home Learning YouTube channel, combined with the sites listed above to ensure you will have enough reading material to get as far along the race as you can!
Here are some other free sites that are great for phonics practice
- www.phonicsplay.co.uk (up to phase 4)
- www.twinkl.co.uk (search for phase 3 & 4 resources)
If you are wondering what kind of areas to cover at home, regular practice of applying phonics, basic mental arithmetic of +1 -1, simple sums, numeral recognition and writing simple lists, labels and sentences are all fundamental skills in Foundation Stage 2. Short, incidental and child lead learning experiences will be most effective. But above all, have fun and enjoy this precious time with your child at the incredible, imaginative and hilarious age they are.
Hope to see you all soon and enjoy your Easter Break!