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NEW! Home Learning during school closure for COVID-19​​​​​​​

During this period of school closure, we want to help you keep your child safe and to maintain a school-like routine. Please remember Government guidance on 19th March 2020 states that ‘parents should do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way that can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults’.  Therefore, please don’t arrange play dates. 

For support in talking to your children about COVID-19, please view this short book by Manuela Molena (available in several languages).  If your child is anxious or worried about coronavirus, please visit the NSPCC page for advice.

Please explore this section for ideas to support your child’s learning at home.

EYFS (Reception) children

Teachers will continue to communicate with you via Tapestry so look out for weekly learning challenges and fun activities.

Reading

Above all, please keep reading to your children (daily) and encourage them to read to you.  Please look at oxfordowl for free access to Oxford Reading books - simply create a login and your child can read books at their reading ability and enjoy comprehension activities linked to the book.

Audio Stories

Audible have made hundreds of titles for children free to access on their website.

Spelling

Years 1 & 2, a new spelling theme will be shared each week in the relevant year group area.  Also, please continue to practise reading and writing the Common Exception Words.  Reception children can practise reading/spelling the tricky words- the, to, go, no, I, he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all, are - which are at the back of your white Reading Records.

Handwriting

Please help your children practise their letter (capital letters and lower case) and number formation - you will find some helpful videos and exemplar sheets within this page.

Maths

Why not keep a Daily Maths Board as this will help your child to consolidate fundamental concepts such as Place Value (Tens and Ones), Money, Tallies, Multiples, Odd and Even, Time, 1 More & 1 Less and 10 More & 10 Less.

Daily Maths Board

For short daily lessons, please see the White Rose Maths Hub.  Each week we will share the planned lessons in the relevant year group area.  Also, please keep using the wonderful  Mathletics (Years 1 & 2) and Mathseeds (Reception) resources as we will continue to update the maths tasks regularly.  If you do not have your child’s login, please email us and we will be able to remind you of this.

Time

A great way to support your child during this time is to help them with the concept of time - reciting the days of the week, months of the year and talking about today's date. Everyday in school, we talk about the day, date and the month - ask your children to teach you one of the songs they have learned.  

In Years 1 and 2, we are teaching the children how to tell the time using an analogue clock or watch face.   You can help with this by talking about time with your child eg “we are having lunch in half an hour at half past 12”, and with helping them to read the time.  Enjoy making clocks together, writing numbers on a clock face and making the long and short hands.  

The expectation at the end of Year 1 is that children should be able to read o’clock and half past the hour.  The expectation at the end of Year 2 is that children should be able to read at least o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to and also read the time on the clock to the nearest 5 minutes.

Visit and Contribute to our weekly Amazing Art Gallery!

Have a look at all the beautiful artwork in our online Art Gallery. This is an opportunity for your children to share any pictures and drawings they have been making at home.  The theme for the next two weeks is 'pattern'.   You can use any medium you like depending on the resources you have to hand – drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, sewing, printing – literally anything goes.  Take a photograph of the finished piece and email it to admin@chi.rbksch.org with the subject Art Gallery.  All your children are artists. It is really lovely to see, celebrate and share their work.

Drawing

Illustrator Rob Biddulph offers videos designed to help your child (or you!) to learn how to draw!

RE at Easter

Watch the animated film about Easter, attempt a short quiz and reflect on the range of feelings expressed at this important time of year in the Christian calendar.

Singing

Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common.  Why not learn the Giggle Song with your family! The mp3 and lyrics are at the bottom of this page.  You can also visit Out of the Ark for new songs every day!

Exercise and Wellbeing

A popular site we use in school is gonoodle, for yoga and mindfulness try cosmickids and for daily exercise see Joe Wicks.

Forest School (in your garden)

If you have some outdoor space at home, check out these great ideas for outdoor learning from The Wildlife Trust.  Do you love watching you garden birds? If so, BTO Garden BirdWatch offers a great opportunity to learn more about garden birds and other wildlife, and to contribute directly to BTO’s important scientific research on the value of gardens for wildlife. It's free to join!

Your children may enjoy making a timetable of your activities throughout the day - it is something we do at school and it may help you with maintaining a routine:-

You and your child might like to make a timetable for the day

Monday 23rd March 2020  (short date = 23.3.20)

9 o’clock

Poem of the day/read a book (fiction or nonfiction)

Quarter past nine

English - reading, writing, spelling, comprehension 

Quarter past ten

Fruit/snack

Half past ten

Playtime - fresh air and exercise

11 o’clock

Maths activities

12 o’clock

Lunchtime  - Playtime - fresh air and exercise

Quarter past one

Art and crafts - (painting, drawing, colouring, making, sewing, chalk drawings, mud play), music, dance, fun science experiments, cooking, construction (lego or junk modelling), computer time

3 o’clock

 

Playtime - fresh air and exercise

Quarter past three

Story time